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Foi4thfcoming Meeting of '
Emperors William and
Ot&N'EVA, Feb- 22
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ported In illsihitehes received from Aus.
-ti'-faii sources toduy- to have as Its- chief
object a consideration of a proposal from i
t'bp'B Benedict that the' Teutonic Allies
signify their, willingness to make peace. '
This report Is borne out by a dispatch
from Itoma saying that the. rope has
approached the Kaiser through a Ger
man Cnrdlnrit nntl suggested' that, as Ger
Many and Its ally have upheld their mili
tary honor, terms ot peace might bo
VIENNA, Feb. 22.
Emperor frauds Joseph of Austria and
kmperor William of Germany artr soon to
hold their Orat conference since the war
besait, tho Nejio Krcfo Prcsse nunotmced
today. The two sovereigns will meet on
tho Austro-Gcrmnn frontier.
The Neuc Frcle Prcsse Mates that Inn
perlttl Chancellor' von Bethmaiin-Hollweg
of Germany and Premier Baron Burlan,
ot Austria-Hungary, held a long confer
eric yesterday. Tho Chancellor was aljo
received by Archduke Ch.irleit-B'rnncls
Joseph, heir to" the Austrian throne, who
later had tho two Ministers as luncheon
The conference of tho Ministers was
held at the headquarters of Archduke
Frederick, commander-ln-chlcf of the
Austrian armies. '
ROME, Feb. S2.
That the time Is rapidly approaching
whert the neutral nations must demand
that the' present war be ended Is the
opinion of all of the high officials of tho
Vatican. Up to the present Pope Benedict
has" been contenting himself with effortH
to mitigate the suffering caused by- tho
Wr- But during the present fast period
It Is expected an effort will bo mado to
determine whether concerted action by
the neutrals Is not possible.
The attltudo of the Vatican was set
forth for the benefit ot the United States
by Cardinal tjusparrl, Papal Secretary of.
State:, who received an American Jour
nalist In his apartments at the Vatican
tpday When informed that the people
of the United States were very .anxious
to learn at first hand Just what Ills Holi
ness was planning, he said:
"Tho Holy Father appeals with alt ot
his sour for the re-establlshment of pence,
especially because his sons on both sides
are engaged in a fratricidal struggle.
"Until now the attempt to attain so
MR My n Christian and humane result by
personally appealing to the belligerents
must Slave been doomed to certain defeat.
It was because of the realization of this
fact that tho Holy Father has to the
present time confined himself to doing
everything possible to mitigate the un
happy consequences of the war.
"But when the neutral Towers, anions
whom you will realize the United States
holds tho first place, Judge that fho mo
ment has nrrlved to demand peace from
the belligerents, his holiness will be
most happy to exchange views on the
subject. Ills entire moral Influence Is
now being exerted for this sacred cause.
Am! the time Is ripe now for the press
of the entire world to, work upon public
opinion and hasten this grcatly-to-be-dcslred
moment. Tha press wields o most
Powerful Influence. It must not overlook
Its opportunity to forco peace now.
"And the mothers and wives ot tno
.entire civilized world should act. and
sfiQUld act now. Regardless of national
ity, all women should now unite for a
great peace mpven.ent. and move It along
with their prayers and their Influence.
I have learned with great pleasure of the
movement for peace among tho women
of America, and T am hopeful that It
will extend throughout the entire world.
WHAT IF GERMANY WINS?
Professor Fcrrcro Will Discuss Prob
lem in Public Ledger.
What will 'nappen If Germany wins?
TV'lll she be satisfied to remain on the
other side of the water? What If the
Kaiser succeeds In holding the Iron
mines of France and tho deep, rich coal
mines of Belgium? These are some of
the- nuestlons which are on every tongue
In Kurope and which are ulso discussed
here freely. These aro questions raised
by Prof. Gugllelmo Ferrcro, the eminent
Italian historian. Not only Is Ferrero
one of the most distinguished historians
of his day, but being closely In touch
with the forces and diplomats striving
to preserve Italy's neutrality, his views
aro taken unquestionably as one who
A Jtrect reply to the above question
Is- made hy Professor Ferrero In a series
ot articles addressed In particular to
Americans and Italians. Each Instal
ment will Rive new light on the different
Busies of the world's most glgantto war.
The first article appears Sunday, Feb
ruary 3, exclusively In tha Pubmc
GIRL SCOUTS ON "HIKE" TODAY
Walking Entire 12 Miles From Chest
nut Hill to Whitemarsh.
Twenty-five members of Troop S, of tho
Girl Scouts ot America. attractively
dressed In neat khaki uniforms and
equipped with camping outfit, left Chest
nut mil today on a "hike" through
-Whltemarsh Valley, Mis "Bob" Horaan.
f Sherwood, and Miss nuth Vandegrm.
UU Oakdale street, acjeo as teaaers.
fhe girl Intend marching every bit of
the mile. They wiH cook a meal in
approved Indian fashion by holding food
an sticks over Area. From Whitemarsh
, the girl will walls; hack to Indian Rook
3snft there disperse- This Is the Girl
Semite' regular holiday "hike."
rOOSEHOLDER, HIRE A MAN
Blrtetor Cooke Suggests Practical
Tfay of Alleviating Distress,
"Hire- man," y Director Cooke, of
tt Bpartmeot of Public, Work. "Ifelp
vU?.ve the dietreM anions th thousands
f immploy4 W having those repair
Slllr sow," nrt4 the Director.
gjgjvsff- H will itsrt "Hire a Man" campaign
rjena, ijiiurcbsa, club ani ituslnese
bttdlM, Householders wUl b urged to
aiptojr men to ptat the roof, o mend
hrte win4owt 4 ehuttete, t fiJ5 th
jguttyra, cleaji (he yards, sertib the
yiiriw r even repair H pavement or
ftf-say tiw f rt ( o'M Uemestle Job,
Hjt Mmtlm fer Abitsina- Policeman
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HUGE WAR ORDERS
SHIPPED FROM U. S.
Bethlehem Steel Company
Turning Out Millions of
Shells for British Army.
IM3THM3UI3MV I'a l'Vb. 21-Orders of
war materials and munitions for the
British Ciavcrn'mcnt are being turned out
at a rapid speed by tho Bethlehem Steel
Company. Shipments are being rushed
as quickly as possible. Tho materials
ordered are of great variety, but the
company officials refuse to disclose the
Among the arms manufactured aro
small Held pieces, considered one of the
deadliest 'weapons used In the present
conflict by the British army. Three hun
drey and sixty of these field pieces have
been shipped a few days ago.
Two hundred girls will bo put to work
In a few days at the new fuse factory at
Itedlngton. whore the proving grounds of
the company are located. The fuses are
needed In great quantities, as the num
ber of pieces of shrapnel ordered by I-ord
Kitchener is no less than sis million.
The six. million shells that are being
turned out here are only a fraction of the
total order for ammunition ordered by
Lord Kitchener from a great many ord
nance plants In this country and Eng
land, Moat of the shells are being loaded with
powder from tho Pennsylvania Trojan
Powder Works, near Iron Bridge. Lehigh
County, a-few. miles west of Bethlehem,
of which the late Senator J. K. P. Hall
wus the principal owner. The powder
mill is kept closely guarded.
The workmen at Bethlehem have been
Informed that in making munitions of
war they aro not violating the law of
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the biggest seller of guns and ammuni
tion In the world una the Krupp plant
at Eseen, Germany. The Krupp works
, .1.. .... rv. 1,a neldnli
even bdiii me i-uuiivi, w. .- ---'-,
forts at I.tegu and Naraur, which were
demolished by Heavier uerman burs.
PENN STATE GRAPPLERS WIN
Brown, Kirk, Hill and Sawtelle Beat
Opponents on Mat.
liBTUMSHKM. Pa.. Feb. 22; Tho wrestling
teams of I'eun Stntn won three of Its five
nintcl! against kelilBh here thla afternoon.
The nimnrl follow: .
Itn-notmd cIobh Long, of Penn State, anil
KlrkhufT. or Uehlsh. wrestled ! inlnnte" t o b
ilrsn. In Iho extra period tin decision mi
12r,.pdund rlasiHronn, I'enn State, and
Martin, I.elilch, wrestled minutes to a draw
Ilrown. ho-wover, was given tha decision atter
""isS-Poun'cTaM-Klrk. of Venn State, won
from McOullousb, t.ehlgh, on a decision. Time,
"iTirotmd claaa-lllll. of Tenn State, and
Thomas, ot lhlvli. , ' !?'n"teWnn.
draw. In extra period Illlt "irew ITiomas
with a had and body hold In M Mtoirin.
l.'ipound class-Sawtelle. Lehigh, -won from
Yorger. Venn State, on agreHenea.-(. Time,
BRAVE INVALID'S PERIL
Kcath's Fight for Life May End
Through Attack of Pneumonia.
A brave light for life begun a year ago.
when James W. Keath, a student, fell
through a skylight at the Jefferson Med
leal College and suffered a broken back,
may bo terminated In the Jefferson Hos
pital, where Keath has been a patient, as
physicians said today that the severe cold
he had contracted threatened to develop
Only three weeks ago his left leg be
came Infi'etfcd and was amputated. Keath,
who wa completing the last few months
of his, four-year, course, suffetod the In
jury when he slipped from a stair to the
top of a skylight. Since then ho has
been a patient at the Jefferson Hospital,
Where his ease has excited keen sympa
thy. Purine hla sophomore year Keath
married. He has a child, Ills home Is lu
WOMAN DIES ON TRAIN
Mrs. Armena Barber. 3T years old, 1359
Park Boulevard. Camden, N, J., thla
morning was stricken with heart ttouble
on a Pennsylvania Ballroad train a half
hour before the Wet Philadelphia Sta-,
tion was reached. 8he died In the arms
of her husband.
Accompanied by her husband, W. S.
Barber, and nurw, Mrs. Barber was
returning from Tampa, Fla.. Where ehe
wept In the hope ot recovering her health.
Found Dead in Bed
Suffocation la believed to have caused
the death ot Harry F. Cherkes, of J53J
South Tth street, whose body wm found
tightly rolled In tha bed clothing at hi
Home by hU aleter Barah. It Is believed
th&Utbe clothing wrapped about him In
Ul strugglee In the night- The man was
ent to Mount Slnal Hospital, but effort
to revive him proved futile.
Schooner Wreck to Be Destroyed
The wreek of the schooner Elizabeth
Vahr oft Feawiek. Shoal, which Ii a
mensee to navigation, will be destroyed
by tha coast guard cutter Hohawfc
when the JJ the Delaware coast
moderate. While the cutter was engaged
In planting mine around- tno wreek a
ter sMueed ft eeeMtlon ot the work.
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THE MORNING EXERCISES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA DAY
Great Actress Submits to Op
eration With Fortitude and
BOItDEAUX. Feb. 22. "For the sake of
my art," Madame Sarah Bernhardt today
submitted to tho amujitatlon of her right
leg fiom the knrp. The operation w.ih
petformed here early today by XJrofessor
Del.uce. of the faculty of medicine of the
University of Bordeaux. ProfcsBpr Uc
I.uce declared that Rime. Bernhardt bore
up remarkably, despite her age, and that
unless there are unexpected complications
she -will liavr a rapid recovery.
ilme. Bernhardt was In a cheery mood
when she was removed to the cllnlo of
tho Augustlno for the operation'.'- Here
King Alfonso and other royal personages
have been treated. She g'eetcd the sur
geons with a smllo and urged that they
hurry the operation along so that sho
might return to Paris as soon as possible.
AVhlie hospital attendants were prepar
ing for the operation the actress con
versed volubly with her doctors.
"I glvo my consent to being mutilated
because T cannot bear to remain Idle," sho
said. "Work Is my life. So soon as I
can be fitted with an urtlflclal leg I shall
resume the stage and all my good spirits
will be restored. I hope again to be ablo
to use that force- ot nrt wlilcn now up
holds me and which will sustain me until
beyond the grave."
PUPILS AT FLAG-RAISING
School Children Toko Part in Wharton
A flag was raised at AVhartop Squate,
24th and Wharton streets, thla after
noon, in the presence of pupils of pub
lic and parochial schools. Prior to the
nag raising thero were patriotic exer
cises, Including nddresses by prominent
men and singing by a largo chorus of
Hugh Black was tho chairman In
charge ot the exercises at tho square,
and addresses wrro made by Edward
J Cattell. city statistician, and Joseph
McLaughlin, Music was furnished by
the- John Wanamaker Commercial In
stitute Band and a salute was Ored by
that organization a tho colors were
raised to tha top of the new 125-foot
A girl with K sweethearts must neces
sarily bo a diplomat. Kathryn Crugar
waa thus endowed with udmlrers, and by
treating them all tho same ahe prevented
R conflict of romances. But It took a
great deal of her time, and her. court
shloa were somewhat annoying to Mr,
!mt Mrs Paul -Beacn, with whom sho.
f. a JJ PhHIn and Howard streets,
"n stems that Pome ot .Kathryn's ad-
r B ITiLi rleht after breakfast, others
VrmSed I ta rVo dinner and remained
?r pr7nr and supper, and etill others
toe - . sper and stayed until very,
cam ,J ? aTmw of Kathryn'a riends
wailwaY- in Te parlor or the dlnlpc
m Beach and hla wife say. they could
nevw trSkktaot family aln without
.V.ns T They toolc Kathryn, It U said,
listeners. "' bom But Anally they
7m her t . ' her .weetheart,
.. hr She refused. Beach then euro
S5 'Vela! Policeman Agaew, and
mfti,rvn went away In teara.
MagTstrale Scott Ibtened patiently a
Kathryn unfolded her tale ot love at
,st Front and Master etreete atatlotj.
suddfnb- she became Inspired a. though
by CupW. and looking very eriou Midi
And the JudSS lepllfdi
TU have a room and a wlte bawth.
innaa Trevilywt Starr folded bii arms
fnHooVedTurSv.y Walter, ot the 9Hh
jSa Berta atreete station, right In the
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John G. Johnson, who today received the degree of LL.D. In the
upper circle is James M. Beck, speaker at the exercises.
J. C. FIUZKE ANNOUNCES
CHANGES IN DEPARTMENT
Vocational Training Director Makes
Known Appointments and Promotions.
John C. Frnzce, Director' of the Bureau
of Vocational Education, today an
nounced a .number of changes In the
burc-uu to become cffcctlvo within tho
Howard C. OrcgBon will be promoted
from the position of shop teacher In the
Vaughn School, jiarlborough and Thomp
son streets, to instructor In manual training-
In tho West Philadelphia High School
William D. Lamond will be transferred
from tho SIcCalf School. Tth mid Ie
I.aiicey streets. to the Vaughn School,
and Itoy W. Ayrcs, now at the Harrlty
School, Until and Christian streets, will
fill the vacancy at the llcCall School.
First on the eligible list, Milton F.
Townscnd. teacher at the Du Pont High
School, Wilmington, will become a shop
teacher at the Harrlty Schopl. These
chance. Mr. Frazee said, had become
necessary In a plan of readjustment In
the department. They will npt be fol
lowed by other transfers. A new manual
training centre will be established In the
northern section of the city and In South
west Philadelphia, but no ofllclal action
has vet been taken toward organlrlng
the additional classes there.
$50,000 Fire in Virginia Town
CIiniSTIANSBUIta, Va., Feb. 22,-An
entire block of business houses was de
stroyed by fire here today. The lots Is
estimated at 0.000. The First National
Bank Building was among those burned.
"And you didn't pay your realty tax,
"Then you're not a citizen. Get out!"
"I refuse." said Starr, "and raise a
point of order, nnd ue to you, why air,
What he would hava eaid after that
waa lost, for he and Walter were elrug
Kllng pn the floor.
A .few-moments later Jlr. Starr found
himself Jn a private room, which wa
bathlese. the furniture, waa, extremely
plain and an Iron-barred door enabled
him to have a Xull view of a dingy,
flickering gaa Jet.
"When Starr faced Magistrate Morris
he said he was used to the good things
of life, and loolted with disdain at hla
Aa you want an artistic environment,"
said the Judge, "I'll semi ypu to the
House of Correction for SO days. There
you will nnd things are very correct, and
you can have lot of physical culture."
The jneandering course followed by a
half-dressed stranger as he etaggered Into
the Front and Master streets atatiDn
aroused the curiosity of Patrolman Klein.
Closer Inspection showed the policeman
that the man waa covered with blood
and walked with a. decided limp.
'What's upf aeked the cop, forcing the
object of "hi attentions to a. elttlng posi
tion on doorstep. The man didn't seem
to know Klein then ca!Ie4 the patrol and
hail hint sent to the Utetepn Hospital,
where several ribs and finger were found
to He broken, aUo hi ankle.
He told the doctors he paid bis first
vliU to thl City yesterday and gathered
a tew drink, along with some money that
wa ow4 Mm- H remembered return
Jug to the home, of bi cousin at 1110 Bo
dine street. At the latter .address it was
learned that ea bn durlnj the night
the -visitor, iriiow m nnifs ana wno
J,U trow Stllersvllte, Juwi4 out the i
tbird-tory w4ow. ,
Suits. A. otuu. ja4j rrt. aa, star, as, Jkv
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Pl'oTIt WJZLA SINGS
BEFORE LEDGER CLUB
Famous Polish Baritone Entertains
Journalists With Fine Selections.
At a luncheon of the Ledger Club in
the Curtis Building this ,aftornoon tho
members were delightfully entertained by
the well-known Polish baritone, Plotr
Wizla. Tho singer, who has a voice of
unusual rango nnd power, with a de
livery full of fire and passion, sang four
numbers of contrasting character with
splendid success and was received with
the greatest enthusiasm.
In the opening selection Sidney Homer's
"Requiem" was given with expression,
followod by Handel's sonorous "Hear Me,
Ye "Winds and Waves." For the second
group the prologue from "Pagllacci" was
delivered In superb style, the singer using
ft parlando with telling effect in varia
tion of tho lyrical passages. This was
followed by Glordnpl's "Caro Mlo Ben."
Henry I... Lukens was nt the piano!
and added to the success by his artistic
FLAG IGNITES, AVOMAN BURNED
While unfurling an American , flag- In
honor of Washington's Birthday, Mrs.
Bridget Sherridan, of 17th and Ellsworth
streets, was severely burned about t'ne
wrists and face when tho flag caught
Are In a gaa flame. Policeman Knight,
who heard Mrs, Bherrldan' screams, en
tered the house and went to her assist
ance. He wrapped her In rugs and suc
ceeded In extinguishing the flames. Mrs.
Sherridan waa removed to 31, Agnes'
Hospital. Physicians say her condition
Two Children Burned
Two children were brought to the Penn
sylvania Hospital late this afternoon suf
fering from serious burns. Dora Itoth
man. 1 months pld, of 723 South 2d street,
was scalded about the head and chest
when her mother upset soma boiling
water over her. Frank Calfava, 11, of
03 Montrose street. In an' Inquisitive
mood, stuck his hand Into a bucket of
boiling pitch prepared by a gang of roof
f rs. He will probably Jose his hand.
Snioot Urges More. Submarines
WASHINGTON, Feb, 22. An amend
ment to the naval appropriation bill pro
vldlng that 50 seagoing, submarines, In
stead ot one, and that 23 coast submarine
shall be constructed In place of the 11 pro
posed In the pending hill waa offered In
the Benate today by Senator Smoot, ot
Burglars Rob Drug Store
Burglars, who entered through a side
window, took 520 worth of candy and
nolla avenue and. Walnut lane, while ths
cigar from the Magnolia Pharmacy,. Mag.
family of James Myers, the proprietor,
slept above the store.
Ship Sunk in North Sea
J)NDON. Feb. 22. The, Norwegian
freighter .Cuba, bound from, Liverpool to
Rotterdam, was sunk in collision In the
North Sea tooay, one carneu tno orociai
mall of the American Cpramlaslon for Re
lief In Belgium.
$164,000,000 for Pensions
WABmNOTON, February 23. Pne uur.
dred and sixty-four millions for pensions
(hl year wa recommended (hi afternoon
by the Senate Pensions Committee.
Jewelry Stern Hobbe4 of $20,000
NA8HVIM.B, Term., Feb. tt-The
jewelry tore of Welnstelti & Small was
robbed last night of jewelry and dia
monds to the yalue of ,.
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Bombs Drop on Calais; Kill Four
PARIS, Feb. JS.-A Zeppelin airship flew
pver Calais today, dropping bombs which
killed four civilians, according to a report
reselved here. Afterward It bombarded
tUe aalatt-Punklrk railway
Chestnut UM Heme Bobbed
iB the Abieaes ol the itoUy of Harold
Kvan, of Ml Mm avenue, Chwmut hui,
tWevfi 8tr4 Ot be an ! 4ver
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MESSENGERS WIN "WAR
GAME" WITH INDIANS
Boy Scouts Distinguish Them
selves in Hard-Fought' "Bat
tle" Near Haverford.
The messengers won In the war gamo
with tho Indians which was fought out
today by tho Philadelphia Boy Scouts, on
the fields outside of Haddonflcld, N. J.
Two hundred Indians wero captured nnd
13 mesBages were delivered, and, Inci
dentally, there were many hand-to-hand
Michael Koptin, of Troop, No. 22j, cap
tured 11 Indians alone and finally when
ho was overcome was captured himself.
There wero 160 messengers and ,1000
Indians sent out to capture them.
Tho first message was delivered by
Itobert Doyle, of Troop 86, who got
through tho lines at Ji:15.
Scout William Lund, of N'q. 277, captured
tho first Indian.
Tho messengers endeavored to deliver
sealed messages requesting aid In pre
venting the advance of tho marauding
redskins on Philadelphia.
This "battle" Is tho big Philadelphia
Boy Scout game in honor of Washington's
Birthday. Fifteen hundred boys wero
scattered over a triangular shaped strip
of ground covering about 50 square miles
this aide of Haddonfleld,
Tho messengers, using every nrt of
scoutcraft, advanced toward Haddon
fleld. Capture does not mean death, but
much worse It means surrender and dc
parturo from tho game. To capture a
messenger, the Indians must "scalp" him
by removing the white arm band which
the messenger wears. Tho messenger,
If he by good fortune comes upon n stray
Indian, has tho privilege of "scalping"
the enemy by taking away the later'a red
and green arm band.
The messengers, two picked scouts from
each troop, left'quletly early this morning
from the Market street ferry In chargo of
Walter S. Cowing, scout executive; Scout
master Samuel G. Friedman, chairman of
tho Scoutmasters' Committee; Deputy
Scout Commissioner Pattou.
George, S. Dayton, scoutmaster of
Troop SO; Orlando Crease, Jr., scoutmas
ter of Troop 30, and Dr. F. B. Hltchc'ock,
scoutmaster of Troop 86, tho Philadelphia
delegation, wero -welcomed by U. 11.
Dobbs, Held scout commissioner of Cam
den County; J. E. Murdoch, scout com
missioner of Burlington County, and II.
II. Eter, scout commissioner- of Glouces
They were taken to the. Held of opera
tion and1 shown whero they wero de
livered. Tho Indians, a mighty horde of them,
left at 8:30, and were taken to field head
quarters near Haddonfleld, where they
wero later sent out to capture the ad
vancing messengers. The Indians are In
Ignorance of where the messages are to be
Points In the game, determined by the
number of "scalps" taken and messages
delivered, will bo counted up this after
noon, after which the reunited scouts and
the New Jersey scout officials will hava
an outdoor exhibition of scouting at field
At the conclusion ot the game the
Scouts had dinner at the Haddon Gun
Club and were addressed by Ixiuls Short
ridge, a real Indian from Alaska.
MAGNIFYING GLASS FIRE
"Gang" of Youngsters Annoy Shop
keeper nnd Almost Create Blaze.
Members of a boy "gang" set Are to
articles' In tho window of John Xibugh
ran's store, at 20O North 12th street, by
collecting the rays of tho sun with a
magnifying glass. Holes wero burned In
a pair of canvas gloves and the paper
covering was Ignited. This flared up and
a small Are threatened to result when a
member of tho "gang" told tho proprietor
of hla danger.
HERMANN J. BEECKEL
Herman J. Beeckel, 61 years old, of 1730
Marltqn street, designed of men's cloth
ing and the highest-salaried man In his
trade, will he burled tomorrow. Mr.
Beeckel. died last Friday night at hla
heme from heart trouble. Mr. Beeckel
began on the bench when he was 14 years
old and finished his apprenticeship In
Duseeldorf at tbe age of 17. Ho la sur
vived by a widow and ftvo children. ln7
ferment will be in West Laurel H11J
New Enginehouse Dedicated
There wa an emphatic spirit of pa
triotism In the program at the dedication
of ths new enginehouse ot ths I.aMott
Ftro Company, which took place today.
The building Is situated on Willows ave
nue near' York road and lost 6000.
Addresses were made hy Congressman
Robert B. Plefenderfer, Anfirrw Ramsey,
president of the company, and Chief
James McConnell. There will be a musi
cal entertainment tonight.
Bryan Intercedes for Priests
WASHINGTON-, Feb. 2g.-fieeretary of
State Bryan todty announced that he had
sent la. ' message to Minuter Cordoso, ot
Brawtl, at Mexico Cfty, asHlng hint to use
his good offices to obtain the release of
the prlfsts Imprisoned there by Carraoza
Officers. ' -"
Small Child Burned
Mary Walker. two year old, wa
buraed wWI playlpif near a stove in the
kitchen of her home, 5660 Collins street,
today. She Is tn a serious condition at
tbe Episcopal Hospital.
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RALPH BLUM DM
SUDDENLY AT SBW
Ptomhinnt; Mnrrtrinnf j..jj
by Heart Disease VhUo ViJ
lung ivuantic LJity.
Death last night suddenly i..I
tho career of Ualph Blum, head Wit
founder ot the firm of Blum BmltiTL?6'!
n member of tho state Beard of Qui!
City thla morning to his heme, U&t
of heart fntlure shortly aftet tit ..2?
While wnlklng along tho boardwilrTSl
died after being assisted to n,. iT.i
Hotel whero ho had ben ston6nj5?i
his wife and three children. f Mfe
ArrnngcmontM nro Being made feita!
:.i,; .. ia .r s'j.,bow5
Krauskopf, of Temple Keneielh irfS
According to adVlcen from
City, tho widely known merchant Jmafr
narently been In the best ot hMtn. ,rfi
tho news of his sudden death will cotk'SI
a. severe shock to his many friends In rtSI
nj-. i,o w.,k W...J M.vAiur pan of til
terday In a' rolling chair on tii n.:S
walk with his wife, two daughttt-i siyf
jnents before he reeled and fell after nii
ping out of tho hotel for a aW 1
nlone. Ho wns dead before a phMclas
In nddltion to being tho foumlrr t?&
firm of Blum Brothers, ho was lienUJM
with many charitable nnd nufciu ..i1l
prises nnd was nlso a member of mtntl
local clubs. He was tho active heaaiit
tho Blum store, which waa formci-t'?!
10th nnd Mnrket streets, but Is now"t
ono ot tho founders ot the National .3
Bchool, near Doylestown, Pa., and ioi4
number ot years took an active part
Mr. Blum was first appointed is.tffl
State Board of Charities by Governor
Stone and received succosslvo reappolar;
jnents from Governors ronnyp&eM!
Stuart and Tencr. Three years teatii
of his present term. He was tiarS
.Special Commissioner to the Pari jE
position In 1500 and subsequently accept!
nu appointment to a place In the ciai
IjrcuenBiyu muo umuuuce.
Ho was horn In Quatbenhelm. Vrtti
on August 15, 1861, nnd camo to Whfcel'Mj
"W. Va., with his parents In 18S7. HeJ;
sldod thore 10 years nnd obtained a riiS
mon school education. In 1877 he cam t
this city with his family and begin aW
business career. He started as a nuiS
facturer of cloaks and suits, but UiS1
established a department store. "
- Mr. Blum was one of the original rotta
bers of the Manufacturers' Club, of Hc!i
ho-was a director, and also a member 5t
the Mercantile, Clover, Terrapin til
other clubs. Ho was also a dlrecterMn
the Bank of Commerce, 7th and Cheitimt
streets. ' M
In the early nineties he married JiImj
Martha W. Locb, who survives him 1tit&
two daughters, tno musses Tcreaa. al
Adelaide, and ai son, Jtalph, Jr.
HOLDS POLICE AT B.
Robert McArdle Arrested in Washing
ton Hotel After "Shooting Up" KoonS
Friends qf Itobert U. McAraie, W
vpant flirn wns an nnnrfllser- In the laifi
loins houso, and who formerly lived fUM
11. isoitn unncocK street, were miorneij
today through dispatches front Waahja
ton that while stopping In a hotel latjHILi
city no ni'm ni u.t e etui ihjihjcwkbb
after shooting up hla. room.
McArdle went lo Washington 5
days ago lo seo Representative ralStjS
It Is said.
Guests stopping In the Iroquois Hffi
In "Washington wero aroused todaywa
Ml.lnl aUn,. H-I..1. n.tlflul .ItA fe.tHKSBl
AVhcn McArdle's room was cntere4IMll
was standing near a window, the
say, firing shots at the celling, lie w0
subdued and removed to n hospital.
Two Men Hurt When Scaffold BrctUl
Two men were badly injured wlwf
scaffold on which they wore working'-!
feet above the ground, at Uenner-as
Miller streets. Wisslnomlng, cave m
nnrt fhov wero dashed to the oaverOfStl
below. George Boos, 33 years old, ot sail
East Letterly street, had his- left Bhoultol
dislocated and two ribs broaen. wcuy
George Holdane, 21. of 668 East acn
i.. .tront rorelvert a comDound ifrap
tur of the left arm. Tho men wertl
rushed to Frankford Hospital.
MRS. MARY B. PAYNE
Mrs. Mar' E. Payne, widow of CapUJ
n-l.nm.. it 1., -Pnvne. of the !7th IfW
Infantry, who gained the Legion of "9a
medal. Is dead at ttie nonie o nev w
ter, Mrs. William nruton, wi ?.
street. Her death Friday was due t(
nMnllnn.ln.. n l...... Mr. PavriAtf
n,i ,iniif?hti. of ihn lata fiamuct Punnti.
editor of tho Houston Post, tha first nfBj
paper published in Texas, dub t-'a
rieral services will bo held at the &?
nr the Itcaemptten, Dtn ana "
streets. Thursday afternoon, at 2 ols
Tho body will bo sent to Galveston,
her native city, for burial,
1 ' p - -
Isaiah M. Mewcs' Funeral
Tim fimi-ral r.f Tsnlnll S. MoWM,
.llrArtnr nt llin Snnilav Breakfaat
elation, was held this afternoon, tmm
tne neaaquarters or uie asjutwi.f.j-
years was active' In church and chS
work, dlea wettnesaay ni n m""s--
voages street. 4-no juuerai R"", :
conducted by the Rev. a. jv
nn.tnr nt h Thirteenth Street JleU
Church, assisted by IjuIs V Ban,i
Ident of the Breskfast Association,
HIT?S. CATHERINE S. DERR
Mrs. Catherine Bheehan Berry. Ifi
i.i f in dii, Riel- Htreet, died v
within on hour after ?nR rf .J
a hemorrhage of the brain. Hr hwM
chief clerk for the i'ennyivan -r
i.. r. ui. siniinn. Mrs. Berry e
plained of belnjf 111 this n,n,'?vJ
Seatli took place before Pr. H- V
uniT r.i, ,,,. i, iirf reached ft V.Z
Mrs. Berry was to Have celebrated
birthday this week,
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