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EVENING MBGER-PHILABEEPHTS, PKTDAY, tfKT$VRr 5, Tfrlff.
ft HUSBAND'S MOM
. . i. .
Sorrowed Too Much,
Singer Had Written Kela-
Jfves Lost Him Part of
iHmftt glimpso Into tho private
tt" A mmd of tho lato singer, Madame
IS. . Nordlca, Is afforded by a scries of
Sj. concerning hor relations with her
-iters w ... xt. v-i.
tSbanu, Jeorgo w. "u,,B, m Un
7,nr Tnc ibhmo "- " '
?" rn.r In Maw York In n
Itftli Supremo ." -
Pit which Robert S. Baldwin, a nephew
W,y. singer, has brought to restrain
igrti ---.: - ..v. -;. i.t.r
l wife, Jjaiuwi" .. !--
i -Mrh leaves only a small portion of
u . .-.. inn of Jl. 000.000 to Young
"i th u,k of U t0 her slsterB' ono of
ftomls Baldwin's moUier.
?.. who know Madame Nordlca are
L ,urprlscd at the keen satire of ono
K ih letters that tblls how 8ho cabl0d
Sloung that he may find nn answer to
. h that he wrote her In ono of
i.,bth Barrett Browning's Bonnets.
whom the singer was
feared had borrowed about $100,000
RSWMd had failed to pay it back.
IS. knit writing to her for more cash
IB JJ?' " mi-i handRd h m the fol-
Sad Madame Nordlca handed him the fol
flawing from tne aumrci.
Rjntt mubmIom. dear frlonds. that I should
K'.lrali-htway to tho Held and gather
feuff'aootli, may do It, but not I.
l45?w.k u very tired, my strength Is low;
IE7 53k axa lull of b ossoms plucked before
SfedSS wUhla 'hem tlimiy.elf .hall die.
-REFERRED TO IAJVJj; auiNi.in.
fn ih love letters that no wrote ner.
Usual which gently Intimated that somo
Kjjj, would BO accepmuie, no '"""'
Ss wlf t0 to" Browning sonnets, selcct
Ffct those most highly charged with
perms of ondctfrment. Somo of the lines
I thus are:
g. Ihrm.nt'' (the, third sonnet,-!, uoa
(tha tenth sonnet) I tell you, hope-
SiKrtltutlon" (eleventh sonnet)
,u .- v.Iavh vnlp that wai
. Zme fceloved voice that was tp you
'JJbiouBd and Bwcetnees falloth suddenly
&?.?? What help? What mu.lo will undo
jilt wenco iu ?w .
The following excerpts of tho letters
"Sew plainly tho writer's attitude of mind
Wrd her borrowing husband, and tend
confirm Baldwin's" contention that tho
inter had dono with him forc good.
,The first of the series of nvo letters
U written at Laramie, "Wyo., and Is
led June 8, but tho year Is omitted. It
5 tddressed to tho writer's sister, Mrs:
Baldwin, and her husband, William
' -Bear Annie and Billy," It says, "now
I have got a chapter and verse on tno
tat at you know, and expect ere long
t(rhve more information. I have been
WT a ST'1 aeal an1 I understand Jiow
aptrson might side-step, but to do things
Ja loch a bold and heartless manner, and
'U U to ugly and neglectful of me, not
to nay abusive, and my hard-oarned
"money paying for ltl Keally, I have to
Uugh at my old fool self I
JpiT NICKEL SHARES WERE SOLD.
51Iy idea Is for Billy when he goes to
tw York to see (name crossed out
,l;r Baldwin) and, under promise of se
ertey, of course, to tell him everything,
tie burden of the song to be that if I
lid money I would sue for divorce right
"W. Some time ago I hinted to
teams crossed out by Baldwin) that I
should go away and never como back,
aid that I wanted to Uvo In London.
T want nlan ffli" film in IfTlftW tlinf
I sold the nickel shares to save Qeorga
from being arrested, as he had hypothe
cated property which did not belong to
Wm and they we're after him. At that
Use I had not found him out, and he
yu In terrible distress.
"Tou see, I am thinking aloud. I think
tsd think, and the more I consider the
Sow I see how unworthy ho Is, and
taw horribly I have been duped, betrayed.
eteswd and abused.
"Your loving slBter,
Za a ffittAV rinfrert fwrni Rvflnnr. "Kfvw
fcath Wales, on July 23, 1813, the singer,
?rtlns to Baldwin, wrotot
1 SHALL- NEVER TAKB UP OLD
,Dts vorybodyi I shall never
B back Into tha same atmosphere or
tip the old life. As for 'condoning'
gW knowaT To suspect Is one
but to bo furnished with exact date
M 6bn la another. This I havo re-
4 by letter In San Francisco.
had a lonaf oabla tram OenrffeL Rav
fas So Is fearful of losing me forever,
H, eto., and to read Sonnets numbers
WMMl-a of EUxabeth Browning, I re
IW for him to read Bonnet No. s, and
j& h where we etand at present. He had
Ul&a n the most heart-rendtng let-
. bat, Annie I am done.
TTKh love to you, ono and oil,
tftbbi. A.4. a A. .. m . ,-i A
wloa wrote to Mrs. Baldwin!
lPo fS writes tho most Imploring; lovo
n you can Imagine. But I cannot
(JJW and fear I never BhalL Ha cabled
y?J "terday that counsel had agreed on
i1WJ bUilnPRn Aliui tr Vita mnrttrntrn
fe ""'""S all together 0,000, I ask
i?tt same time pay me back even one-,
S1 what he owes me
"IT IS ALL OVER."
' Well, it is al) orer and no for
te could ever make can restore the
4 confidence and trust I reposed n
Not anything be failed to provide
8 material nature ever In any way dla
'Jed r distressed me.
W&S tha MrmMAnHnn i.om fmiih
ru mings spiritual which he, with
g nd which he had in hla power to
fjfow. Now all his loving letters, all
5aeyed worda, fall dull on my heart,
tj?"" help it Something is
Md Bona cut of mar mortal life for-
.. .. : - " -.ww vwvv .H.M
u ?4-by Keep wen and happy and
ft over aee aaorso don't know s.
thA YftV rtllrvwln 4t.lt, !... Ifni.
Wfca, Baldwin states, i;roU as fol-
i wntr orother-ln-Jaw, tha letter be-
t from uyaney: .
bo wntfs me most wonderful
a cable from him today
ifAn -BfAlt t7n. iA ,.. A
gfwi PracUcally settled two-flfty thou
J"?1 .artgage suit two thousand more.
r No lsttr or Ulsrama caa
yrtumd expiata lore) Oeorso.
2Sr i ,t?u1 sincerely nop it
If it lx T Khali mil In a AvmavkA
" Ktawt f4f what iw owm m.
mm ast hg WJry v mn, tm
ftm on the road to recovery. Circulation
l hot good and heart Is either too fast
or too Blow. , "lAhUn,"
The last of tho five letters mentions
a new will and was written on October
25. 191., It was addressed to "My dear
sisters and Lillian."
"Still, I did as I have with tho best
and purest motives," It reads, "and It
does seerri a great pity that I should
have been tho dupo of such an unworthy
"As far as property Is concerned, Just
as soon as I get to Melbourne I shall
make a new will. This fact you must
all keep strictly private.
"When I get to London I am going to
try and sell my emeralds and Invest the
money In something sure. If It only
brings mo to a week.
"Only the hope of recovering my money
keeps me from an absolute separation,
At ono tlmo Young was sued for dlssl
pattng tho estate of the late Charles
Yerkcs, Chicago trnctlon millionaire. The
enso was compromised. It Is possible that
matter to which tho mention of Ycrkes
In one of the letters refers.
50,000 ARE DEAD
IN ITALIAN 'QUAKE
Continued from Fuse One
have ndded to tho terror ahd thousands
of the rbsldentn of the poorer quarter of
Ilotno have refused to return to their
homes, but remain quartered In tho open
squnres of tho city,
Vnllejs below stricken Avezzano are
now facing a new danger, Tho outflow
of Lake Fucino has been dammed by tho
earthquake, and It Is feared that unless
this speedily can bo remedied a break
will como and the vnlles bo flooded.
QUEEN WINS PRAISE.
Tho Queen, having been forbidden by
her physicians to leave tho palace, bo
cause of tho recent birth of her baby, has
directed that she bo put In touch with
the stricken district by telegraph.
Sho Is making arrangements for send
ing necessary clothing to the women and
girl victims and hns already obtained tho
opening of thousands of privato houses for
the reception of referees. Always tho
Idol of the Romnn people, her prnlscs are
now being chanted by every ono, as It
Is realized that In taking the steps sho
has, she has endangered her own health.
Hundreds of Injured persons are stream
ing into Rome and all of the public build
ings have been ordered opened and turned
Into temporary hospitals to rellovo tho
pressure on the regular hospitals already
crowded to the limit.
It Is now declared that not less than
100 cities, towns and villages suffered
from the earthquake. The number of
persons who aro in need of at least
temporary relief will reach half a million
and It will require several months to re
store tho wrecked district.
The chief reason for the largo loss of
life was the construction of the houses,
which wero of stone, for the most part
plied on each other without mortar to
hold them together. When tho earth
quake came these houses collapsed.
The American Ambassador, Thomas
Nelson Pago, has thrown open tho
Palazzo del Frago, his official residence,
for the uso of refugees and ho nnd all
of tho Embassy stnff are aiding where
Unlfflclal estimates of tne damage run
ns high as J100,00O,O00. In some places,
particularly Rome, where serious loss
was caused to famous buildings, the dam
age can never be repaired.
These losses have been Increased by
tremors more or less severe that have
been felt ever since tho main earthquake
shock. Nearly 200 such tremors havo been
recorded In the last 48 hours.
Thirty thousand Italian soldiers are con
ducting the rescue work in the stricken
district. All yesterday afternoon and last
night thoy dug for the dead and living In
tho ruins of Avczzano and Sora, where
tho loss of llfo was heaviest.
Their work last night was facilitated as
far as possible by searchlights that had
been sent from Rome on one of tho trains
carrying nurses, physicians and medical
KINO WEEPS FOR LOST CITY.
King Victor Emmanuel went to Sora
from Avozznno early today and took
charge of the work In the ruins in the
former beautiful town of 20,000 Inhab
itants. The King wept when ha saw the
desolation wrought by the earthquake
There was a heavy fall of snow In cen
tral Italy last night. This increased tho
sufferings of the tens of thousands of
homeless. Hundreds have been stricken
with pneumonia and It Ib feared that the
death roll of the earthquake will be
greatly Increased by disease.
Refugees from tho district of Avezzano
say that not mora than 10 per cent, of
the population escaped.
"Tho destruction of tho city wan only a,
matter of seconds," said one refugee.
"In less than a minute It was changed
from a beautiful, peaceful, prosperous
city into a vast oemetery, where piles of
wrecked houses and uptorn earth rose In
a monument to the wrath and power of
nature. Over tho wreckage wandered
hundreds of stupefied survtvera searching
for their dead or for entombed relatives,
who, they hoped, might till bo living."
NO GHOULISH ACTS.
Deputy Sipari, who waa one of tho llrot
publlo officials to visit the scene, said:
One feature of tho disaster, from which
a crumb of comfort can be derived, was
the complete absence of ghoulish acts.
Although the safes of three rioh banks
were lying unguarded In the streets of
Avezzano for hours, while the town was
completely Isolated, not a single robbery(
waa reportea. wnoiner pieuams nwuro
was tho vigor with which survivors
started the work of rescuo withoutwalt
lng for outside help."
The King, who arrived at Avexxano
yesterday afternoon, spent hours Inspect
ing the ruins and comforting the sur
vivors, some of whom wero dug out of
tho ruins In his presence. Tho King sent
a telegram to Rome after Inspecting the
wreckage, asking for more soldiers to
carry on tho relief work.
Hundreds of men, women and children
wero burled allvo and tho work of res
cue waa pushed to the utmost to try to
save their lives. In some quarters of
Avezzano muffled shouts could bo heard
coming from tho Interior of piles of
wreckage, showing it to be a living tomb
for some man, woman or child that had
been overwhelmed In tha debris, but not
rh K-fno- whlla walking- with his aides.
passed a pile of debris and heard a sound
resembling a human voice. Soldiers were
put to work at once and soon the torn
body of a young man was brought out.
Although on tho point of collapse, as
soon as he saw tho King the young man
raised his band to hia head in a salute,
and cried! "Hurrahl"
The King was so overcoma at this act
of devotion that he wept, and, turning
to hi military aide, said: "tort,
heart-breaklns- that such a bravo fellow
TOWN OF SORA IN RUINS;
1000 DEAD ATAIELL0;
HISTORIC BUILDINGS LOST
ROME, Jan, 15-Sora, 0 n!e south
east of Boiaa, in tho province of Caserta,
suffered another ehock yeatetdaj, Th
town, which had population of fc00,
waa atmoct entirely destroyed,
Two-thirds of tha tiousea collapsed un
der tha shock, and .other which irera
cracked went down l&wr
Bos! Patasa tm Vs, bWSta&T tofcew
A worfc la tha eowrtwwJ, OtSwr itotta
"THE FIRST GUN" FIRED IN RAT1D TRANSIT CAMPAIGN
This cartoon is reproduced from the Evening Ledger of October 27
sounded in this newspaper that swelled later into a widespread demand
last night in the parade on Broad street and mass-meeting held in the
Include many of the town authorities nnd
persons of note In tho district.
At least 500 nre dead altogether, 460
bodies having been recovered.
Oniclnl reportB from Aletlo, Cosenza
Province, statu that about 1000 aro en
tombed there. Several smaller towns re
port nbout 200 each. There Is not n house
In Aqulla that has not been wrecked or
damaged, while Cappailocla nnd Balsora
no, midway between Avezzano and Sorn,
shared a similar fate.
Forty bodies hao been recovered at
Tagllacozzo, several hundreds having
been Injured. At Solmona, the birthplace
of Ovid, tho roof of the Church of San
Dnmenlco collapsed, ns did the barracks,
where n number of soldiers was killed.
Immense damage was dono at Magllano
and Cappelle. Caserta province In Cam
pania likewise suffered heavily. There
nre 10 dead nnd 160 Injured at Slola del
Llrls, and many others at CaBslno. Tho
famous Benedictine Abbey at Monte
Cnsslno suffered heavily. The Ccccano
Cathedral, in the province of Rome,
-rumbled to dust, whilo those at Sublago,
Atrl and Teramo all suffered
At Monto Rodunl, whero the Duke and
Duchess of Aosta have gone to render
aid, tho sixteenth century tower of tho
town hall crashed down, killing a pro
fessor nnd two collegians. The domes
of the principal churches of Zagarnlo and
Pagllano, in tne Aioan niua, nvo muni.
A similar fate has overtaken tho pre-
,. -m n TTrnalnnne. while Toreo Caie-
tanl and Clttaducalo nre almost wholly
QUICK RESPONSE HERE
TO CALL FOR RELIEF
Southern Section Subscribes Freely.
Central Committee to Be Formed.
Funds for the relief of the thousands
mado homeless and destitute by the
earthquake In Italy already nro estab
lished In tho Italian quarfor in tho south
ern section of the city and within a few
minutes more than 300 was subscribed
to one of them, started by the newspaper
La Voce del Popolo, 906 Carpenter street.
A call for the organization of n Central
Committee to tako charge of all the sub
scriptions hns been sounded by another
Italian paper, L'Oplnlone, 1011 South Sth
street, which Is conducted by Chevalier
C. C. A. Baldl, Italian Consul deneral to
There are 75 Italian soclties in this
city and in tho opinion of Frederick J.
Cuneo, Common Councilman from the 3d
"Ward, their combined membership of
more than 100,000 will raise a fund that
may exceed the J75.000 subscribed in this
this city after tho Messina earthquake.
Tho following appeal was Issued by the
American Red Cross Society from the
national headquarters at Washington:
"The press dispatches Indicate that
another drendful calamity has visited
Italy, occasioned by an earthquake,
which Is reported to havo destroyed many
thousands of lives and to have devastated
a large city. The number rendered home
less by the Messina earthquake In 1803
waa upwards or w.uw, uw wio
Dublio responded In relief by mlslng,
r t W-. imBion Tljul fVOBfl. tha
munificent sum of approximately ILOfAOOO
tO assist UlOSe sincH.cn yeutuo.
"Now, there la another opportunity for
.- .t..,.Ma mnnla nt the United
States, whose population includes many
hundreds or inousooao . i""'".
help In providing relief for those rendered
homeless and destitute by this latest
catastrophe at Avexxano, Caserta --and
other places in tno Ktroiiiuno "'
wm. A.i4..n XlnA Croaa will be fdad
to forward funds to tho Italian Red Cross
for those needing aia in mo uuiraiw
territory." . Jt
Joseph Donato, one of the editors of
L'Oplnlone, expressed tho opinion today
that the number of hla countrymen said
to have been killed In the earthquake had
been greatly exaggerated. Mr. Donato
was in the town of AJello, Province of
Cosensa, Calabria, at thetlme of tha
Messina disaster. About 1000 were killed
In that town. Ho points out that first
reports of the numbers killed In tho Mes
sina tragedy were exaggerated.
THE POPE VISITS INJURED
A PontiM at St Martha's Hospital
for Eirst Time Since 1870,
ROME, Jan. 16. The Popa visited per
sons injured as a result of the earth
quake, and who are now in Saint
Martha's Vatican Hospital, yesterday, and
after talking with them gave them the
papal bleslng. .,..
Following the Pope's visit tha report
rapidly spread through Rome that he-bad
actually left the Vatican. -Whila tluVwas
not so, strictly speaking, a. the hospital
Is conslderd a part of, tho Vatican, tha
visit was regarded as epoch-making, as
no Pope has visited Bt. Martha'o since
under his direction every available
priest Is assisting in the -work of relief,
granting absolution to tha wounded and
blessing tho dead. ,...,,
Because of comments, made by Italian
newspapers, the Vatican today Issued a
formal denial of reports that tea Pontiff
had traversed Italian territory la tsdna to
GEJNBVA. Jan. 16, Ektrth ahooka wero
felt in tha Mont Blanc mountain range
and alao in tha Swiss and Italian Alp
alowr tho frontier Wednesday morulnir,
and they caused laaa avalnoha which
hsva laolatad tha Alpine vula and
hamieU and dastrvyad tha fertt.
From ava to savan feat of snffw fU on
the Bernini, Splugan and St aothard
pAMtp while th nr U thw fast dftt j
to tha Essadina.
She sJao- V prfie i
Piedmont towns and villages, but the
extent of the damage cannot be learned,
ns the telegraph wires are down. Slight
er shocks wero felt even In the Tyrolese
PASSENGER ON DERAILED
TRAIN SAW TOWNS VANISH
ROME, Jan. IB. A railroad train was
passing Lnke Fucino when tho earth
quake began. It was thrown from the
rails nnd the passengers were hurled
from their compartments. One pnssengor
"I climbed out of a. window nnd found
the earth trembling. Whero there had
been towns and cities along tho shores
of the lake I could see only clouds of dust
and smoke. Apparently those places ex
isted no longer.
"All the way to Tlvoll the towns were in
ruins. Every house seemed to be dam
aged We could hear tho cries of persons
caucht under fallen buildings,
i "Rescuers began work Immediately, but
they could not get out all the living per
sons In time. The sights were terrible.
Many .of those taken from the ruins wero
so maimed that It would have been better
had they died at once."
CHURCH GETS BEQUESTS
Small Sums Set Aside In ?1600 Will
of Annie Kallam.
rpu m nf Annie Kalinin, who died at
826 North Taney street, December H, ad
mitted to probate today, bequeaths from
a $1C00 estate, U00 to the Convent of the
Immnculate Heart or juary. oi oi. c ..i..v..
Xavlcr parish, for a small memorial.
A bequest of T5 1b made to St. Francis
Xavier Church to be given to St. Charles
Seminary for thrco perpetual member
ships. A bequest of J240 Is made to the
Propagation of tho Faith Society for six
perpetual memberships. The residue of
the estate Is left to relatives.
Other wills probated today Include those
of Oliver Pelrco, late of 3323 Powelton
avenue, whose $9700 estate Is left to rela
tives; Jacob N. Donaldson, 2035 Locust
Btreet, $6500; Fredorlck A. Kloos, 1340 Pop
lar street, $3500; William H. Borchert,
1513 Nomrath street, $3125; Qertrudo S.
Felihelmer, 363? North 21st street, $3000;
Norman II. Cloud, who died at Klmber
ton, Chester County, $2795.
FIGHT IN POOLROOM
One Is In Hospital and Other Behind
"You suttinly scratched; yansslr, and
that Jest cost you all two bits," said
James Kenny, erstwhile of Savannah.
"Go-o-wan, dat ere piece o'to'n balzo
near tho pocket Just drove man cue
ball in. No two bits from me," an
nounced Preemon Slmpklns, of Memphis,
and the fight was on.
There was great excitement in the Old
Folks' Pool Parlor, 3644 Market street,
last night, says Henry Thompson, who
conducts the place, when Mose Henderson
broke his crutch describing the siege of
Richmond. Tha Savannah man Is In the
Presbyterian Hospital with 24 stitches In
his head, and Mr. Slmpklns, of Memphis,
Is occupying a cell, having been unable
to obtain tha $500 ball set by Magistrate
Harris for hla appearance for a further
Girard Boys Sea President
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. A group of
boys from Girard College, Philadelphia,
wero Introduced to President Wilson to
day by Representative Logue. Tha stu
dents were cordially received by the Chief
TODAY'S MARBIAGE LICENSES
lAJb.rt R. Hamilton, ISfll Bttlng t and
Eth.l St ItartlndBlJ.KiM N. 20th t.
Sim KuUvlo. 810 8. Front it., and EHibth
Bogual). Mth it. and Elmwood ave.
Giuseppe Pologruto. Camden, N. J,, and Qllda
6antotefano, 1110 Titan t.
FranciJoelc 8tanllawskl, -tMT CarobrMy t.,
and .Urldiet Siimbumkl, 4G20 Cambrldsa it.
William J, ratton, 204S N. Handolph St., and
EUla C. Bullock, 2048 N. Randolph at.
B-rank Halnbach. Jr., 8406 Ridge av., and
Kleanore Btovenaon, Wlaaahlckon. Ta,
Ctatta McWdden. 234B N. 30th at., and Olca
Kaftentxrstr. 2(28 N. Nawklrk at.
William A. YounV. 1&0T Stllea at., and Bulla
J. Tumar, 1301 walnut at.
Nathan lEldrldKa, 1610 Hunting- Park ave., and
Radial K. Fianer, 2333 Dovar at.
Janus M. Watt, 211 W. Coulter at., and Vlolat
It Anderson. Sl Church lane. A .
J. Maraeh&l Drown. Jr., Racquet Club, ana
Mary C. Paaa. 2003 8pruca at.
IlSAlienTlTio FasVat.. and Ullle Davis.
RuiailfU Uikmiro, 833 l&rwpod at., and
Olarsaret R. Ralnlnger. 8923 Norwood at.
Cralsfhton U Helton, whkea.Barra. Pa., and
Ruth Van roaaen. Forty Fort, Pa. , ., ,
Madlaon Maaon. wi A. Faroy al., and Mamla
Lone, 1T31 N. Camao ft.
uDdwird A- OrMaller. 9 .Sprnea .. and
Iltlen VTehaa, M3Ellaworth at.
Jacob Frudanlialin. SfflSMJonti ornery are., and
sSnala Drauda, N, 60th a.
Raymond B?Rel.nr, 2141 & Hicks at., and
Mary Kebllc. 2V41 & lllcka at. ,
BUSSaw itTcb'IMkL 148 Pollack at, and
Jadwlaa Plenikowaka. 2363 Marsarat. at.
aurrycoheu, SU Maore at., and Backlo Baron,
Jo'hn D.M?Mar.on. 2330 N. 25th at., and Emily
T "Wilson, lot Moras at.
Mlctel Potuciko. 5011 N. Patatlwrp. at, and
Joaifa TrVlluia. 2011 N, Pal.tborp at, '
Aatoony Bulavaa. 033 Ilutfonwood ,, and
aiindar Petroraky, 228 Nolle A.
Ccrliji Laced Stocking
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Tha Idaal support lor Van
cu Valas. Weak Ankiaa. or
any IJmb Trouble. BAXl'
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Bhl or bollad. COU.
roTABfB,roada to maaa.
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a 4 UJfi". J5WH?1V
Coat 1.3a each, of two for
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when the opening note was
for action that came to a head
Academy of Music.
USED AT ELECTION
OF "UNCLE JOE"
Federal Government Will
Investigate Charges of
Gross Corruption in 18th
DANVILLE. 111., Jan. IS.-Voto buying
and other forms of political rascality on a
scale equaling the revelations made at
Terre Haute, Ind., are alleged to have
scandalized the recent election In the
18th Congressional District, where ex
Speaker Joseph O, Cannon, of this city,
vn returned winner over Frank T
O'Hnlr, tho Democratic candidate. Both
parties nre charged with sharing In an
unparalleled debauching of the ballot.
The Federal Government Is at the head
of tho movement to expose the ulleged
corruption. Inspectors have been sent
from the Department of Justice to "lift
the lid" that was clamped down on the
work of election crooks immediately on
the closing of the polls last November,
and, it is eald. United States Attorney
Frank C. Dnlley, worked to clean up Terie
Haute, will transfer his activities to Dan
ville as soon as he has concluded his
monumental and Impressive work in the
Among the many accusations on whloh
the prospective investigation by the Fed
eral authorities Is based are tho follow
ing::. That J20.000 was distributed In Vermil
lion County, of which $15,000 was used to
buy votes. This is ex-Speaker Cannon's
That a bribe of J15.000 was offered B. F.
noyse. Progressive candidate for Con
gress In '1912, to withdraw.
That MOO votes were bought In Dan
ville and Vermillion Count.
That "milk tickets" given for votes pur
chased are negotiable If the candidate
wins have clrculnted widely In Danville.
TWO HUNDRED WITNESSES.
Two hundred witnesses are. Bald to be at
the call of the prosecutor, many of whom
have confessed to various forms of elec
William 11. Stephens, chairman of the
Progressive State Committee; K. F.
Itoyse, Progressive candidate for Con
gress In 1912, and D. O. WllllamB, Sher
iff of Vermilion County, are the men
who have rounded up the evidence.
Stephens prior to 1912 was a Iteppubll
can leader and knows Just how the
"organization" works. The system In
Vermilion County and the entlrwtllstrlct,
he says, is dominated by officeholders
ami ex-otllceholders who expect to get
"Buying votes In this county Is a rec
ognized commercial Industry," says Ste
phens. "They are on sale like groceries.
I have seen money change hands, visited
pay-off stations and seen men of wide In
fluence mingle with ex-convicts and gun
men, preparlngg plots to steal elections."
"MILK TICKETS" FOR VOTES.
E. F. Itoyse explained the "milk ticket"
method. "One of the Judges In the polls
Is a cog In the machine," said he. "When
the voter leaves the booth he must have
his ballot so folded that the X can b
seen by this Judge, The Judge signals
the 'fixer' outside that the vote Is right.
When the voter goes out he Is given a
ticket that In common parlance Is called
a 'milk ticket.'
"It calls for payment of 3 or more,
according to his price and influence. This
Is payable Immediately at a pay-off sta
tion. Tho value of the 'milk ticket' is
conditional. If tha candidate wins, there
Is a 'come back' coupon that allows the
voter to collect JS or 110 more. If the
candidate loses, there Is no 'come back'
and the voter receives only the original
price of his vote.
"I have seen votes bought right here
on the streets in my own precinct In a
Congressional election the quotations very
from IS to 120, and a 'come back.' At
city and county elections votes can be
nought for W and t3 and a 'come back.' "
SuecUl Exeuralona leave Ckratnut St.
and South St. Sarrlta 7 ISO A. M.
Atlantic City Ocean Gty
Stons Harbor Wildwood
or Cape May
Bound Trip Ticket., food day of (Jl
aala only on .p.clal train... .... Ji
Tor Full Vartieulars S Hrars
E. Phil Merrill, of That
City, Tells How Other
Progressive Centres Might
Enjoy Business Booms.
By r. PHIIi MERRH.Ii
Maneger BliaifttloniU Daparuntnt. Cadillac
Motorcar Company, Datrolt.
Detroit became the hub of the automo
bile Industry simply by advertising Its
wares, From the housetops the cry was
rnlscd, "Made In Detroit and its Best,
and as a result the town has developed
so rnpldly that an Aladdin might have
wrought tho change. You would ask,
"Was It because of advertising that tho
city was really madoT" and I reply with
This Is how the wonderful city of De
troit gained world-wide fame. Do you
know that the sun never sets on Detroit
made products? This is no exaggeration.
In every country of tho Blobo Detroit
articles nro to be had. I do not care
where you travel, you will find that good
old rcllnble mark, Made In Detroit, ever
prevalent. Not only la the town a great
automobile centre, but It has many other
great plants. Just for example, Dotroit
Is famous for Its
Automobile manufacturing concerns.
Paint concerns, likewise manufacturers,
Pharmaceutical laboratories (Parke,
Davis & Co.).
Overall factories. '
And tho largest brass and copper rolling
mills In the world.
All of these Industries have been adver
ting! brnndenst throughout the land, and
ns a result no.irly every one In this coun
try and abroad Is familiar with the things
that Dctrolters construct.
Detroit Is probably best known as the
home of the automobUo Industry. It was
In the city of Detroit that a fow wlso
Investors saw the opportunity for estab
lishing tho place ns an automobile Indus
trial point. With the ndvent of the nuto
mobllo enme tho demand for proper sites
for automobile manufacturing plants, and
ns Detroit made Itself heard concerning
Its water and other natural advantages,
It was not long before the same Investors
wre attracted there, the Auto Car,
Ford, Cadillac and Packard automobile
companies were tho pioneers, and today
you can see the result. It all came about
through tho wonderful channel of crying
your wares, so to speak. Let the other
fellows know what you are doing. You
city fathers, once you attract a good busi
ness, hold It.
Reputable manufacturing concerns in
Detroit delivered the product to please the
public and tho result Is everywhere evi
denced. Detroit made automobiles like
everything else-to please the public.
There you are. The establishment of De
troit ns a centre for various Industrial
plants came about when men of means
took a chance. Again I point to the re
sult. What Detroit has done other cities
can do by advertising. Thoro Is hardly a
city In the world to compare with De
troit's skilled mechanical labor. That's
making n big statement. I realize, but
It is so. ...
After a extensive advertising campaign
the city of Detroit profited to the ex
tent of several automobile manufacturing
r,innB thnt was during the enrly history
of the Industry and once the firms lo
cated, men of wealth took hold and pro
gression was history-making.
Philadelphia Is admirably situated, and
I believe has more nntural advantages
than many other cities. The great city
la nfnr the coal fields, has rnllroad and
other transportation facilities calculatidrl
to bo attractive. There Isn't any reason,
to my mind, why Philadelphia, with all its
beautiful surroundings, wide streets nnd
other advantages, cannot become ns In
dustrially well known as Dotroit Phila
delphia hns a great right to cry, "The sun
never sets on Philadelphia-made goods."
but the world doesn't know It. One word
solves tho question advertise.
Camden has a great world-wide repu
tation. Its advertising factors are the
Victor Talking Machine Company nnd the
Campbell table products firm. These com
panies advertise the city as nothing elsa
would, unless nn earthquake destroyed
the cltj. or some other horrible catastro
phe occurred. It pays to advertise, it i
you do not cry your ware who will know j
what you have to offer? I
turn . - mmMamummrmmmammmmmtf,
Dr. Harte, Director of tlie
Department of Healtk and
Gnarities of Pliilacielpliia, says
"The human foot," the Director says in hie weekly
bulletin, "is one of the most abused parts of the
tody. Shoes should fit the foot. Shoes that are
too large are nearly as had as those that are too
small. The heel of the foot should fit snugly in the
shoe, while the toes should he given just room enough
to spread out flatly and allow free movement.
"The soles should he flexible and should follow the
natural outline of the foot, which is somewhat fanlike in
thape, the narrowiet part teing' the heel and widest at the
toes. Tha heels should he low and hroad. High heels
give the foot an unnatural position, -which cramps the toes
and otherwiie distorts the shape of the foot, tilts the whole
hody farward and gives rue to an awkward and unnatural
gait, which causes the person to tire easily and suffer other
Bad temper, nerrous irritation, fatigue and even lame
ness, is attributed by Dr. Harte, Director of Health, to
mentioned by Dr. Harte
as being necessary in
footwear is found in the
JOS. I. MEANY & CO., INC.
16 and 18 North piftU pr., Philadelphia
Wholesale Distributor for
RICE 6 HUTCH1NS, INC.
BOSTON, U. g. A.
EDWARD R. MAR3H
Edward R. Marsh, who died Wednesday
from pneumonia at hla horn, 1923 North
llth street, was for more than E9 ye am
affiliated with banking interests In this
city. Until ha was taken III, Mr. Marsh
was paying teller of tha Northwestern
Trust Company since its organization. In
J. WARREN JOIINSOK, JR.
J. Warren Johnson, Jr., who was a
member of Battery A., Pennsylvania
Volunteers, stationed at Porto Rico dur
ing the Spanish-American War, died yes
terday at his npartments, 225 South Syden
ham street He Is survived by his sister,
Mrs. Henry B. Haywnnl, of Indianapolis,
Ind., who arrived here a few days ago,
Tho funeral services will ba from tha
First Unitarian Church, 21st and "Chest
nut streets, tomorrow afternoon.
FREDERICK A. HORSCH
Frederick A. Horsch, head of the under
taking establishment of Charles Hosch'a
Son, Is dead at his home, 1128 North 3d
street. He was 4S years old, and died
after a. brief illness -Wednesday. Mr.
Horsch was a director of several build
ing and loan association, a Mason and
a member of tho Eleventh Ward Repub
John Qrcer, a retired textile manu
facturer, died early yesterday at his
home, 1723 Ilutler street, following an at
tack of heart disease. Mr. Greer was ft
graduate of tho Central High School, and
until 10 years ago was actively engaged
In business. He is survived by his widow
and seven children.
with any other sale
These Perry Suits and
Overcoats have had the en
dorsement of the Thousands
of men who paid our full
regular prices for their
Every Suit, every Over
coat here has stood that su
preme Test! It SOLD at
the original price from
which it is NOW Reduced!
Fresh and new from our
own workrooms, they have
taken the places of thqso
that walked out day after
fj. $11.50 to $19
for $15 to $25 Suits & Overcoats!
$35 for $45 Overcoats
Come early tomorrow!
Perry & Co., "N3.T."
16th & Chestnut Sts.