Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 20, 1915, Night Extra, Page 3, Image 3

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Switzerland, mm
f l,- I invfi rrsrl in
)6zen lowiio ...b- ,..
Republics 63 Killed in
(fttuan Group Italy s
Ross Is $150,000,000.
m&lpM'b.nut GO towns dc-
kTed 3S.000 persons killed.
tfrtfycK-Scveral towns In cast
L action damaged.
&ilhrt. destroying villa pes.
'EwM damaged In second scries aj
Acj:-Imndsot Zantc and
WpHlonla Ucr!".l'v" ' ""'
ML tOOO homeless.
'8TnU-BhocUs reported;
.ortS Of caruuiu
- ,ai i n if na lfituiv
Lcned the zone affected to eastern
fLce, on tho west, to tl.o Tonlan
Stands', Orcc,c Psscsslons' on tl,c CaBt'
R to Messina, where ono of tho moat
gtrous earthquakes of modern times
Eorred. on the south.
Ihoeta caused damage ... ... ---.
' . m eastern France and Switzer
land last night: 63 persons were killed
L .a. nleht on tho Islands of Zunto
fd Cephalonla; shocks were felt at
Swslna and many otner .ow... ...
"siciiy: nd ln vtrlunll' cvcry scc "
.J .! tremors liavo now ueen .-
ui,.. -- .QUAKE
TOWNS iau.ww.- -
fffjENCVA. Switzerland. Jan. M.-hcvero
IwlUeriaml ana cnsic... .....- ,
&tMnke Tuesday night. Tho first de-
'ifljof the disturbance rccc.M-u ....... .-
Hi laid that no lives we.u ...".. -
Z ' . i. ..lnnnlina frntll
m been lost, mousi. -.--....-
... ..ncftol nivnV Home
II, Alps may navo ......
'.mill villages.
fjiTeral buildings at Neufchatel, Chaux
..j. .,,i i.nrlp. nil In tho Canton of
Wchalel. wore wrecked by tho shock.
In, waters of Lake Neufchatel lose to
ii unprecedented height and swept away
Weril buildings on the shore, but their
eccupants were saved.
K'ATHENS, Jan. 20,-Slxty-threo persons
Tlr killed In an earthuaqko that causou
Wy damage oij the Islands of Zantc and
Cephalonla Monday night, according 10
Mofflclal reports received hero today.
.The Greek government has sent a rc-
Btf committee to tho islands, wheie more
thn 20CO are reported to bo homeless.
CphalonIa Is one of tho largeit of tho
Ionian Islands, belonging to ureece, in
Mediterranean It la a few mllea
Sjeit of the mainland and about thrco
mbes from Ithaca, and has a population
Cf about 80,000. .
Although the surface Is generally
aamitalnous, nearly every available spot
fa the Island has been brought under
IfltUflttnti TminnnRA minntltles Of CUT-
lanu are exported, other products being
ftleat, oil, wine, cotton, liax, oranncs,
lemon and figs, The Inhabitants, who
tra nearly all Greeks, ate notea tor tneir
leamanshlp. Tho chief towns or tno
(Band are Argostoll, tho capital, and
illxurl. ,
Cephalonla was Known anciently under
jarloua names, belncr called Samoa ln
htla Qd)ssey and TetrapoIIs by Thucy
Wea. It came under tho Itoman dominion
ta'lSJ B. C.. and for centurcs was a pos
ition of Venice.
nte Is the capital of the Island of
Me, The land rises steeply behind
Hie town, and on tho height Is an old
(Veaellan fort. Tho many icnidcnces In
iMan itjle are memorials of Venetian
rale. Zante Is tho seat of a Greek areh-
Whop and f a Ttoman Catholic bishop.
STtle Island Is nno nf llin Tnnlnn croun.
ijimlles south of Ccphnlonla. Tho popu-
"uon Ja about 43.COO.
ITALY'S LOSS 5150,000,000
ROME, .tnil TIonnrl. .t.ffWfii llV'
Ifitmler Satandra failed to Incicaso the
.Mrlhquaks death list materially; ainj, the
IPemlej- now believes the total fatalities
PI not exceed 3I.O0O. Hellef Ima ben
win to 63,000 refugees, of whom 29,000
ir more or less rerlously Injured.
prA dlsDAtiyh frnm rjlna itiiiMl (Iml A
,jfrt tremor was felt there and In other
JscHhn, towns early today, but that no
, mm done. Thousands of Sicilians
r4 from their home, however. In fear
$i?.'10tnr disaster.
1'jiui lbs extension of the tremors to
Hclljr, -practically all of Italy has felt
P tarthqualce shocks that began a week
12. May. From the Alps to the ex-
HS1 Southern cud nf Ttnlv rlimtiii has
BS M?M9 WhlCh ,a unomclal'y tlmated
luw tvr'u't of the disaster In central
Is.:. ', government nas rormaaen tne
sKHion of houses of stone. Here-K-W.nf1
concrete must be used.
KnSSiants of Rome' are feeling the
tf40f thlt nr(hmi9l IhMtnwh tin In.
1ffl?, & the post of llvlns. A great
Mi the produce that supplies Home
"iC;, """ tne wrl lver Valley, rnd
ttX a' f Inhabitants of that region
ffiatserted their little farms.
E'Ilwa Irt Cheater Factory Within
Half Sour.
K? Hrs within a half hour of each
DtM.L."1 .'n woolen and -worsted yarn
ft.;..' Jm Irving- & Bon. Limited,
Jted V aro b6lleved to have been
efti 7C rataunl wi.o vere ueaijvuo vi
ISS1 Put to a. test.
inuiur n ujj-
Tho police are
twW . rig d Investleatlon
two men
SSL" near th0 fac'ory early In the
JrJtti "d the police, who1 have a de-
im . g ln men. expect tp arrest
!Hj today
ii h. l nra was discovered tn a. Din
SatrtL1"1 t tho main building by a
BKanT. i1 n prompt discovery or trie
BStB.?4 the finely arrival of the new
K liir awaratus, which has xeplaeed
WK,. "B'" 'lllwn annariLtua. nrevented the
;,5 salnlna- great headway, It was
C4 EfTL .a "J" h-ou- .,-
W.IW9ovarei In Ow other end of
rrJWs ThB bi. altinEul-b.e4
" ' ... "
Said He Will Retire, But Not Until
Governor Picks Successor. '
lrnoi X STArr tonitroNM:vT.l
HAIUUHtlUilO. Jan. M. K.Iumii-,1 t.
Blgelow hill not serVe ns Highway Com
missioner under Governor Ilrubmaugh,
tlllt It li DOPSlble ha wilt tint hi, nuatpil
for several weeks, It la paid. It was re
ported todnv that Hie Uovcrnor has not
picked Illgelow's successor, and for that
renson the present commissioner hns not
Wgclow's resignation was expected dur
ing mo nosing weeks or the campaign,
and frequently It wns said ho would re
tire on the pica of III health l.efora Gov
ernor flrumbaugh was lnaunuratcd.
A report was circulated yesterday that
Blgelow had sent his resignation to the
Governor Immediately after the Inaugura
tion, uiffiiow today denied this. He re
fused to dlscUfs his intentions
Several names have been presented to
Governor Mnimbnimh for conslderat4on
rnr ihgelow's position. George W. Gil
lespie. Ilon Commissioner of Allenheny
County, and J. Murray Africa nf Hunt
InRdon, have been consldercd-the strong
est of the possibilities.
Gillespie Is thought to have little chance
because ho seived under Ulgelow In Alle
gheny County several years nro No spe
cific objection has been raised to Africa.
Samuel Roberts, of Grater
Bodey Co., Tells Federal
Agent Business Has Fallen
to "Almost Nothing."
NOIUUSrOWN", Pa., Jan. M.-The
Grnler-Bodcy Company, known In Norrls
town as tho "Lumber Trust," came In for
nn Inquiry this morning by D. M. Bar
clay, the Investigator representing the
Lcpnrtment of Commerce.'
Tho Federal representative visited the
lumber plant of tho company on West
Main street, Xfirristowu, and was shown
all tho Intricacies of nn extensive lumber
nnd mill-work business by Samuel Ilob
erls, a member of the company and a big
builder In Norrlstown.
Mr. Roberts showed Mr. Barclay how
tho business had fallen off In the last
few weeks to "almost nothing." and
"there Is nothing In sight," Mr. Roberts
declared to an KvENiNa LEDciEn coi
respondent. "Do you blame the tariff for this con
dition?" Mr. Roberts was asked.
"Sure," said he, "the only reason It
hasn't come sooner is that It usually
takes depression about a year to become
serious. My argument Is thnt It would
take tho same length of time for depres
sion to be felt after aood times that it
would take prosperous times to follow
a depression. That 1. usually, a jear."
"Didn't your firm have a very ptos
perous year last year?" asked Mr. Bar-
"Ves, we had a good year," replied
'Mr. Iloberts, "but I have reliable Infor
matlon that while there was lots ot
building In Xorrlstown last year that
helped our business, there aro still B3
of tho houses that were built unsold, al
though efforts have been made to dispose
of them. Thero Is not tho money tliat
there was a year ago."
Mr. Hobcits shonod Mr. Barclay that
tho business of tho firm had dwindled to
nothing. Last year tho firm employed 1C0
men 61 hours a week. Tho number of
men had been reduced to 110 nnd th
smaller force was now only working 4S
hours a week, with the outlook for a
shut-down unless conditions changed.
Mr. Koberts declared after the Inter
view with Mr. Barclay that the Federal
representative was "a very decent sort
of a fellow "
Mr. Barclay was shown depression of
the dame proportions at tho plant ot tho
Wlldman Manufacturing Company, Nor
rlstown, makers ot knitting machines,
yesterday afternoon.
Victim of Assault In Serious Condi
tion at Hospital.
Tollco aro searching the city this after
noon for n woman known as Klslo Kee
gan. alias "Babe," of 213lx South Dailen
sticet, who. It Is believed, knows of tho
attack upon Mies Florence Kimball, 21
eurs old, of 120G Parrlsh street, at Oth
nnd Walnut streets. Tho oung Woman
Is now In Jefferson Hospital, witn severe
razor slashes across her face.
Three men are nlrendy under arrest In
connection with the attack. They aro
Samuel Iloberts, 2I5'4 South Darlen
street: Andrew McCluckln, n cab dilver,
of 12th street below Porter, and Albert
Tcrrlson, of 1SII Gladstone street Ms
Kimball was attacked by a man and a
woman. The police say ftoberts was
with "Babe" Keegan, The other two
men are belnB held as witnesses.
The attack was made last night. It Is
said the man held Bliss Kimball's hands
behind her while the woman drew a
razor ncross her face several times. Her
screams attracted Policeman- Edward
Lawler, of the 15th and Locust streets
station. As he placed the fainting woman
in the cab of McGuckln lie caught a
glimpse of the man and woman disap
pearing down Locust street. Pursuit
proved futile, for they were out ot sight
by the time Miss Kimball was on her way
to the hospital.
At tho hospital this,, morning the young
woman refused to name her assailants.
The Injuries may cost her life, but she
refused to Identify 'Itoberts. All she
would say was that she was summoned
to 8th and Walnut streets by a telephone
message. When she reached the comer
she waa caught from behind. Her condl
tiu wBB so crave this morning that Mag
istrate Ilooney called to take her deposi
tion, but she tlU refused to name tho
woman who attacked her,
Funeral service for William J. Mllll
gan. late clerk of Select Councils, who
died, at Ilarrisburg, Monday night, will
be held Saturday afternoon at his late
home, 2133 Fltzwater street, with services
later In Bethany Presbyterian Church,
Z2d and Balnbrldge streets. Burial will
be at lit. Moriah Cemetery. Arrange
ments for the funeral have been made
by City Treasurer William MoCoach,
who waa a close friend of Mr. MUllgan.
Select and Common Councilman will at
tend In a body. Members of various
fraternal organisations to which Mr. Mil.
llgan belonged also will attend.
Too Few Children In Schools
Dr Francis Brandt, head of the depart
ment of pedagogy at the Gordon School,
iij2 spruce street, ln an address at the
school last night, deplored the small num.
her of children who attend achool after
they reach 14 years of age. ire said
thai out of T.000.009 children between the
ases of 14 and years in ths United
states, only J.WMKS0 en1 hool.
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This is the scene that met the eyesTjf citizens of the Jersey town after 50 armed detectives, acting as
deputies, suddenly charged and fired with buckshot into a crowd of workers employed by the American
Agricultural Company, who had collected at the railroad station to see a pang of strikebreakers leave
a train. Twenty men fell wounded and one aftetward died,
Thronrr ProvoBt's Office When Ex- i
plnnatlons Are Demnnded.
On the eve ot the mld-)cnr examinations j
and In tho midst of the Sunday revival,
religious unrest has broken out among
tho students of the University of Perm- ,
sylvanli' nnd n number ot the upper class- j
men came out with upon professions of i
agnosticism to day rather than submit to ,
compulsory nttendanie at chapel exer
cises, i
While the University authorities made
no ofilclal announcement relative to I ho
matter, M. Dennlson, F. Samrue nnd II.
Chapman, students In the Architectural
School, ore among those who ndmlt th.it
advanced views held by some students
hac Influenced Piovost Edgar Fain
Smith to exempt from attendance at the
chapel exercises college men who object
to paiticipatlng In icllgious serUces.
It It undeistood that u considerable
number of students liavo been excused
Horn chapel nfter a tnlk with Provost
Smith. While It wns known that many
o; the college men aro open agnostics or
atheists, considerable surprise was ex
pressed over the report that many of tlic
students would bo excused from chapel.
Some of the students said to have been
exempted were not known to have bad
'theories" about religion, and thero Is a
disposition among some of tho students
to suspect that many have turned to ma
terialistic philosophy as nn expediency.
Letterj wcm sent to several hundred
upper classmen demanding explanations
for non-attendanco at chapel. These
notices requested the students to report
to Provost Smith, nnd his office wus be
sieged by the college men concerned yes
terday. Most of those Interviewed de
clined to bo iiuoted bejond tho fact thnt
they had not attended chapel because tho
services did not coincide with their be
Brought Names Before President,
Man Accused of Swindling- Declares.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20. Elbert L. Larkln.
who said he had acted as agent for a
number of men who wanted President
Wilson to appoint them to Federal of
fices, wns on trial yesterday In General
Sessions on a charge of grand larceny.
He Is accused of getting JoOO from Mrs.
Louise Hlilss, of 1ST West ESth street, by
selling' h'er bogus mining stock. Other
ii-,.m,i nnnoared an witnesses against
him, some nssertlng ho had talked of
mtrrlage tn them when getting them to
part with their money.
T.arKln toiu tne iui-j- wia ne ia.u ut-un
a puldleltv nrrent for Assistant Secretary
of tho Xa'vv Franklin D. Itoosevelt when
he was a candidate for nomination as
United State" Senator, but that he was
never paid. lie said ho got V) tor boost
ing J. W. Sullivan, postmaster at Middle
burg. X "V. Ho alio said he got the
names of cx-Govcrnor To-s. of Massa
chusetts, and George Foster Peabodv to n
petition for the appointment of.F. IT.
Allen, of 6? Wall street, as Ambassador to
France. For this work he said he col
lected $100.
Thnt he posed as n friend of 'W llllam
Jennings Brjan cam out through a char
acter witness he called. The man, con
nected with mining company, said he
had given Larldn employment as an In
vestlgstor on Larkln's representations
that he was a filend of the Secretary of
State, Larkln also said he was friendly
with Justice Lamar at the time of the
peace conference at Niagara and had
talked with him about mining conditions
Laikln's case will be submitted to the
Jury today.
Board of Viewers Seeks to Place
Valuation on Propert7
Testimony was heard today by the
Board of Viewers upon the va)ua of; the
Magdalen Home at 20th and nace streets,
which Is desired by the Municipal Court
as a site for a structure to accommodate
the domestic relations and luvenlla ill.
vision of the court.
The condemnation proceedings were au
thorized by Councils over the veto of
Mayosfllankenburir, who contended that
the Municipal Court has not been n ex
IsUncw long enough nor proved its worth
sufficiently to warrant such expenditure.
The site to be acquired by. the proceed,
logs has been viewed by President Wll.
Ham II. Shoemaker amt Secretary 'William
J. Kerns, of the Board of Viewers, after
preliminary testimony had been heard
from Q. Albert Smyth, vice president of
the- Sfagdalen Society, and B. , Franklin
House Stripped of Furniture
Somewhere In the city there are two
wagon loads of furniture, the property Of
J A. Smith, 195 North 6th street, which
was moved from his home yesterday
afternoon. Special Policemen Lawson
and 'Wooten of the lt and Thompson
streets station, arrested Joseph Clark, 37
years old. W May street, on suspicion of
belnir the driver Wno took the furniture
from thef house He was arraigned be
fore Magistrate "Boyle this morning and,
held under S ball for a further hewing
Clark denied that he was the furniture
mover In question.
Industrial Commission
vestigator Arrives
Roosevelt Indictments
ItOOSEVELT, N. J.. Jan. 20. The Fed- i
eral Government today took charge of tho I
Iinestlgallon of the thootlng of fetrllvcis
by deputv sheilffs 111 the feillllzer plant
strike yeatnday.
One ol the strikers was killed, 12 nie
seilously injured, some of them piobably
fatallv wounded, and 33 otheis are .suffer
ing from wounds, Jn many cases received
fiom buckshot which struck them as they
flvl from tho guards.
Patrick F. McGill, Investigator for tho
Fed'erol Industrial Commission, nrrlvcd
early today from New York, whero the
Commission Is In session. '
"We will go into this nffalr to tho bot
tom." he said. "Whether tho special
deputies sworn ln by Sheriff Houghton
were Manhattan 'gunmen or bona Ado
residents of Now Jersey will be tho first
question which we must determine."
Throughout today a number of deputies,
nrmed with Fawed-off shotguns and
loaded canes were guarding the plant of
LelblK Co., which was opcrntlng ill
full force. The Thomas & Clark plant
was tcmpoiarlly suspended.
Murder Indictments will bo promptly
presented. It wns declared. District At
torney W. E. Floreni-o will present tho
facts to the Grand Jury of Middlesex
Count v, which Is in session at New Bruns
wick. Fifty witnesses wilt, testify thnt
the strikers woro unarmed. Tho deputy
sheriffs deny this, and Insist that tho
strikers fired on them nnd that they de
fended themselves.
Itesldcnts of this section have appealed
to Governor Fielder to make an Investi
gation and to determine whether the
deputies wero properly appointed. The
strikers nro In a bitter mood nnd de
clare they will prevent any attempt to
oporato the plant. If they do. It Is said
that mllltla will be nsked for.
TBENTON, N. J., Jan. 20. Although of
tho opinion that there is not yet neces
sity for calling out the mllltla, Adjutant
General Sadler Is today keeping ln close
touch with the situation at Itoosevelt,
where strikers were shot yesterday.
General Sadler nnd Colonel John M.
rtogers went to Boosovelt yesterday nnd
Investigated the conditions.
One of Many Bobberies Believed
Committed by Same Qnng.
Automobile bandits, who. In a high
powered machine, have been terrorizing
residents of the northeastern part of the
city the past week, ran up to William
Bush, proprietor of a cigar store, near
Broad street and Indiana avenue, early
today, and knocked him senseless with
the butt end of a revolver. Finding noth
ing In the victim's pockets, they drove
off, leaving him lying unconscious In the
This la one of the many robberies of
the sort In upper Philadelphia the last
seven days, and the police are of tho
opinion the same deaperaddes are re
sponsible. Efforts to obtain a description
of the automobile used by the lobbers
have been unsuccessful, although former
Victims of tho bandits say It Is a big
touring enr with a tonneau,
Bush was run down by the men on In
diana avenue, between 15th and Broad
streets, shortly after 2 o'clock this
morning. He told the police the car al
most ran him to the ground, but came to
a sudden stop and two men leaped frpm
the front seat and knocked him senseless.
Efforts on the part of the police and
detectives to run down the auto robbers
have been frulllets. On Thursday me"
believed to be the roljbcrs who Injured
Bush attacked a man near 4th street and
Glenwood avenue. The victim says his
assailants had an auto. A laundrj'' wagon
driver was forced to give up U at thq
point of a eolver at 17th and Cambria
Two men wero licld UP In the same
neighborhood Friday night and had to
hand over their valuables. On Saturday
Mrs. Frederick Welske was attacked In
the store of her husband at 3113 North
11th street. Her husband braved the rob.
Jbers" revolvers and drove tne men on.
On Monday of this weeic a man naa to
Slve up his watcrfh and money at A and
Clearfield streets. He told the police the
auto, highwaymen got 120 besides his
Francis Joseph Again. Beported
Beady to Quit.
LONPON, Jan. 80. A Rome dispatch to
tha Star says: "It Is persistently ru-
mor4 here that Bmperor Francis Joseph,
of, Austria, has decWd to asdieata." i
Ex-Attorney General Tells Glmbcl
Employes of Great Atnerlcnn.
Benjamin Kiaiiklln wns held up ns the
Ideal business ninu by Hampton L. Car-
sou. e-AUorncy Ueneial or rcnnsjivnnin.
In mi nddicss before nn assemblage of
employes of Glinbel Brothers today. Tho
address as delivered as part of the pio
gram of a series ot meetings arranged
by the management ot tho storo. Tho
meeting, held In the English tearoom,
was a part of the general welfare work
piomotcd by the management.
lr. CnrBon described the life of Bcnja-
mln Franklin, saying that he agreed with
tho statement ot the late Dr. S Welf
Mitchell that Franklin was not born In
Boston on Jnnuary C, 1700, but In Phila
delphia, 17 years later, when he first
came to this city and began his career,
which, Mr. C'urson said, was unique ln the
history of the woild's great men because
of its broadness and accomplishments,
not In one, but In many fields of en
deavor. Mr. Curson drew the picture of Franklin
coming to Philadelphia, poor and un
known. "I nppcal to you to follow tho life of
Benjamin Franklin, his Industry, his hon
esty and unswerving loyalty to himself
and his tnsk," said Mr. Carson.
Takes Poison Grieving- for Death of
Soldier Brother.
i Grief over tbo denth ot her bi other In
tho eastern Euiopean theatro of wnr
caused pretty Lena Nicholson, 20 years
old. to shallow carbolic acid In her home,
at 451 North 6th street, early this morning.
She Is now dying In the Itoosevelt Hos
pital. Stanislaus Nicholson, the girl's favorite
brother, was ln Poland when tho war
broke out. Being a member of the first
line of reserves In tho Ttusslnn nrmy. ho
Immediately reported to his regiment and
wns sent to tho war. He was killed about
a month ngo
Since the receipt of the telegram Lena
had been In low spirits, continually griev
ing over the loss of Stanislaus. Her health
became impaired, and she had been under
care of a physician.
P. B,. B. Will Not Accept Shipments
Because of Congestion.
The Pennslvanla Itallroad Company
has placed n corn etjibnrgo on Philadel
phia until ships are provided to carry
away tho corn now here. Nearly 100 car
loads of com aro now standing In the
ards here berausc the elevators are full
and no ships are available to carry away
tho surplus.
The Pennsylvania Railroad has also put
a grain embargo on Baltimore, owing to
similar poit conditions theie. Although
New York has. and has had for snme
time, mora grain than It can find ships
for, the railroads aro still accepting ship
ments for that port. An embnrgo In the
near future, however. Is likely.
Itallroad odlclals estimate that there
are 7000 carloads of grain In New York
and .Teisey City for which no ships are
available. The Pennsylvania alone has
approximately 2000 cars standing unloaded
at Baltimore. Besides' these, 1379 cars
are held In the yards west of Altoona.
A similar congestion is experienced by
the New York Central, the West Shore,
tho Erie, the Lehigh Valley and the
Atlanta Sinn Bemalns ln Custody of
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. An order was
entered lu the Supreme Court yesterday
suspending further proceedings In the case
of Leo M. Frank at Atlantn, convicted and
under sentence of death for the murder of
Mary Phagan, the 13-year-old factory girl.
The order will request the Sheriff of
Fulton County, Mangum C. Wheeler, to
retain custody of the prisoner. Flank's
attorney, who appeared In the Supreme
Court today, Intimated that there was
some fear of Frank being lynched and
for that reason asked thnt Frank be re
talned In the custody of the Sheriff.
Two Farms in Kentucky Attacked
and Girl Beaten With Switches,
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 20. The home
of William Duvall, a prominent farmer,
of Grayson County, was attacked by a
band of night riders disguised as Negroes
last night. While the family was held
at hay Nellie, the 19-year-old daughter
of Duvall, was dragged from the house
and almost beaten to death with switches.
The same band visited the home of Mrs.
Susan Slaughters and left a bundle of
switches with a note threatening her
and her son with the same treatment.
Five arrests have been made.
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20, 1916.
I. W. W. Agitator Accused of Trea
son Bupportors Want Free Speech.
DELLAIItE, O., Jan. 20.-Seventr-flve
miners, advocates of free speech, formed
a parado In front of the City Hall here
this morning and started n march to St.
Clalravllle to make a demonstration be
fore the Uclmont County Jnll, where
Joseph J. Kttor. I. W. W. ngltator, Is
being held, following his nrrcst yester
day. Kttor Is charged with treason.
The paradcrs will stop at Hrldgcport,
Wheeling Creek, Lansing nnd Dnrton for
recruits. Lenders say there will be at
least 00 In line by tho time they reach
St. Clalrsvllle.
Tho nrrcst of Kttor Is looked upon by
' unldn leaders as n crisis In tho wage
dispute between operators and miners.
Those In charge of the strike have ndvo-
. cntcd peace, and say that peace "would
I never had been In doubt had tho Bellalro
odlclals not lost their heads."
When Kttor arrived here yesterday he
eluded a number of patrolmen nnd plain
clothes men who were awaiting his ar
rival and went direct to the Mnyor's
office. Mayor Wasson told Kttor ho would
not bo permitted to speak within the city
"All right." said Kttor, "I'll go outside
the city limits and speak."
As Kttor passed out among his friends
on his way In the Mayor's office ho
warned them against demonstrations, urg-
lug them to disperse. When he reached
I tho street the police placed him under
arrest, no was put in an nuiomunuc um.
taken to St. Clalrsvllle, where ho was
locked up.
Urges Finance Chairman and Scger
to Provide Funds.
Director S. Lewis Ztegler, of the De
partment of Health and Charities, today
conferred nt his office In City Hnll with
John P. Connelly, chairman of Councils'
Finance Committee, and Charles Scger,
chairman of Councils' subcommittee on
appropriations, and urged that Councils
tako Immediate steps to make available
1,000,000 for the reconstruction ot the Phil
adelphia General Hospital.
The Finance Committee can report
favorably to Councils tomorrow a bill ap
propriating the Jl.000,000 for Blockley
from the $11,300,000 loan, which Item was
purposely omitted fiom the "blanket" ap
propriation bill of the loap Items reported
at tho last meeting.
Whether such action will be taken was
not Indicated by either Connelly or Seger
at the conference. That Btep would place
tho measure on Councils' calendar for
early passage.
Dliector Zlegler, ln urging tho appro
priation that would bring relief to the
sick nnd Insane by starting the work of
reconstructing Blockley, assured Connel
ly and Scger that there was at present no
controversy as to whether tho funds
should be appropriated to his department
or to the Department ot Public Works.
Councils may take any action In the
matter they seo fit and appropriate the
money to cither department, Doctor Zleg
ler Informed the Councllmanlc leaders.
He made plain that his purpose was mere
ly to afford relief at overcrowded Block
Now Give Only SI Fee, Though Par
ents Oavo 55 or $10.
BALTIMORE, Jan, 20. "Bridegrooms
aro holding tighter to tho pursestrlngu
these days than they did when mothers
and fathers ot tho present generation en
tered Into wedlock," said Bishop Corrlgan
while discussing church finances with his
congregation ln St. Gregory's Catholic
"Giving J3, and usually $10, was tho cus
tom of bridegrooms years ago," said the
Bishop. "Now we priests are lucky If we
get $1 for a wedding ceremony."
The Bishop pointed out that Catholic
pastors nre allowed $1000 a year salary
and the assistant pastors $000; this barely
keeps them ln food and clothing. Con
tributions at baptisms, weddings and fu
nerals go to the priest, but no demand
for them Is made. (
Some Protestant pastors take Issue with
Bishop Corrlgan. They say the size of
fees has been maintained, but deplore
tho falling oft In the number of mar
8120,000 Bequeathed to Widow,
Son, Sister and Brother,
Charles Henry Scott, late of the firm of
John S. Scott & Sons, coal operators, who
died January 4 at his home nt Radnor,
left nn estate valued at more than $120,000.
Tho will, admitted to probate today, de
vises tho property to the widow, Margaret
G. Scott; a son. Charles IT. Scott, and to
a sister and a brother of the testator.
St. Patrick's Church nnd the poor of
that parish will receive bequests of $100
each from the $1400 estnte of Bridget Can
non, who died In Bt. Joseph's Protectory,
at Norrlstown. A bequest of $30 Is also
made to the Holy Face Society ot St.
Patrick's pariah. The residue Is left to
Other wills admitted to probata today
are those of Elizabeth T. Barry, late of
5330 Walton avenue, whose property Is
estimated at $6300; Jane S. AVood, B1J9
Milnor street, $5000: Alestlne Mursch, who
died in St. Asnes Hospital, $2200.
Personal property of Louise A. Itoberts
has been appraised at K,!0j.S1i George C.
Homlller, $3011,$U
In these sane, modern days It Is a
dreadful thing- to arouse the ancient
fear of hell. The terror that form
erly made men cruel to one another,
made them burn heretics and made
them believe in witches and torture
Innocent women, as If they were
agents of the Devil, cannot today do
quite the harm It formerly did. but
it can enslave the soul with Ignor.
ance about God and with unreason
ing anxiety about the future.
Ood Is love. Life is progress, here
and hereafter. Sin Is a matter be
tween each individual and God. And
each one of us. by God's dear help,
will turn away from sin unto goou
nesa and eternal life. ,
Oh, It Is all so platnl
Come and hear about it at 7:45
this evening at The First Unitarian
Church, where the Rev. V. L.
Sullivan will speak on the subject.
"Sin? Its Origin; Its Punishment;
Its Forgiveness."
For printed information on mat
ters Unitarian, visit or address
The Unitarian
1815 N. tag n Sruar
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Philadelphia Leads World in Pro-"",
duction of Leather Used in Shoes.
Few Phlladelphians realize that thW
city is tho home of the glazed kid In
dustry of the world. Fewer still realize'
that manufacturers having their head-
quarters here supply nearly SO per cent, -of
the world's demand for the leather
from which shoes are made.
This pre-eminence of Philadelphia In
the leather industry will bo ono of the
factors In the bpslncss men's campaign
to advertise this city as the leading pro- '
.Ineer nf "world sellers" ln America. The
movement to boost Philadelphia through
advertising the principal articles made
here alms to make the trade-mark "Made
ln Philadelphia" a standard symbol of
excellence recognized the world over.
While leather Is only one ot the many
articles In which the city leads America
It Is by no means nn unimportant one.
In 1914 approximately 10,000,000 skins were
used here In the preparation of glazed
leather, manufacturers Bay. Nearly hair
of this number wero Imported. When the
skins had been prepared nearly half were
exported again before they wero used In
the manufacture of shoes.
But a small proportion of this great t
number of skins nro used tn Philadelphia! t
after they are finished. Aside from those
sent abroad the greatest proportion are
sent to New England, the shoo manufac
turing centre of America. Others are
sent to Cincinnati, Rochester and St.
Louis, whero mnny shoe factories are
also located.
While Philadelphia Is the actual cen
tre of this vast industry most of the
manufacturers here have branches of
their plants either In Camden, Chester
or Wilmington. It Is this city, however,,
which Is the business centre for ths
glazed kid Industry, and It Is through the
many channels here that the millions
which this Industry represents pass an
nually. Itecently, too, Philadelphia has forged
to the front in the production of lace.
When the Dlngley tariff bill removed the
restrictions from the importation of cer
tain kinds of laco from Franco the pre
eminence ot Philadelphia as tho lace
manufacturing city of America began.
Since then tho Industry has grown with
remarkable rapidity until manufacturers
now say we rank first.
than ever
in this
How the men have come
after them and swept away
in whole lots these Perry
Suits and Overcoats at low
ered prices I
So we've had to repair
our fences I Had to take
Suits at higher prices and
feed them in to the lower
price-reductions to furnish,
enough Bizes to go around
nt 10.50; at $11.50; at
Come and take them away
while they last! It's a big
question when you'll see m
hear of their like at nearly
such low prices! -
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