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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1915,
M IN LEGISLATURE
J WILL TRY TO FORCE
i LOCAL OPTION ISSUE
'Attempt to Discharge Law
f and Order Committee
From Consideration of
) Bill Planned for To
' night's Session.
r . . ititf rnnRRRPnNDKNT.
' .ntantma. March 8 An ntlempt
! m bo made to force an early voto on
IocaI option when the Legislature rccon-
I nM tonight. Tho liquor Interests have
i.nncd to lia a motion presented In
EKi llouso to dlBcharpo the Hotlso Law
ih.A order Committee, which Is Indcfl-
I Stir holding tho measure at the request
?i novcrnor Brumbaugh. This would
firfnr thibUl onto tho lloor of tho House,
ffi.1 the motion carry.
r "Sir. Is ? little likelihood of tho "wets"
iJi successful In this attempt, as there
Kt disposition on tho part of ,n. largo
!I.iritv of the members of tho llouso
Ktr no opposition to tho plans of tho
SrtSSw. Under tho new rules adopted
iw , ooenlnu of this session, It would
!!? the votes of a majority of tho
"?& present to force a bill out of
Smmlttee. Since there are usually only
??or six absentees on Monday nlshts.
.. "wets" would havo little chance of
JJttlnf 0MBh votes to get tho bill out
tiTwlho forcing of tho local option
(sue In a similar wny by the liquor In-
issue in --,,i rtnvnrnnp nriimhn.llt?h
o start the vigorous fight which io Is now
eadlng for the passage of the bill.
Jt was the original plan to pnsf tho
workmen's compensation, child lnbor and
' similar legislation beforo the local option
Question was to come up. The liquor men,
however, as soon as tho administration
workmen's compensation bill and beforo
the child labor bill had been made public.
rud a story to be sprend throughout
lerlslatlve circles that "ecrj thing was
arranged" and that the Governor was not
' sincere In his fight for local option.
.. .i.,v ronrborl the Governor during
, the Washington's Birthday recess. Ho
conferred wun nis nuvioeio, unu mu i
rle of last Monday night, when ho
threatened to take tho stump against
members who voto against tho measure,
Since his first strong blow against tho
Honor interests on Monday, tho Governor
hu been pushing his tight for locnl option
to the limit. Petitions nro being circulated
throughout tho State and tho Governor Is
personally lining up as many votes for tho
Bill as possible.
H has even gone so lar as o move iu
tjlne up the Democratic mombers, through
A. Mitchell ralmer, who ran for United
' States Senator last year on a platform
that called for local option.
PALMER AIDS BRUMBAUGH
. 8nds Letters to Democratic Legisla
tors in Behalf of Local Option.
WASHINGTON, March 8. A. Mitchell
Palmer, Democratlo leader in Pennsylva
nia and retiring Roprosentattlve. today
mid that Governor Brumbaugh can win
his fight for local option In Pennsylvania.
"Local option will win In Pennsylvania
If Governor Brumbaugh exercises nil thru
legitimate powers of his ofllce to make It
win," said Mr. Palmer. "If ho docs not
bis effort will not bo taken seriously by
the machlno and local option will bo
doomed for this session."
Mr. Palmer said that ho Is sending let
ters to overy Democratic member of tho
Pennsylvania Legislature, appealing to
him to vote for local option.
SUPPORT FOR LOCAL OPTION
Resolutions Adopted at Meeting
Calling for Adoption of Measure.
More than 1500 men and women un
animously voted for resolutions falling
upon the members of tho Legislature and
the community nt large to back Gov
ernor Brumbaugh In his fight for local
option. The resolutions wero Introduced
last night by tho Rev. James B. Ely,
after on address on "Rum, a Moral Is
sue," at the Garrlck Theatre, under tho
auspices of tho Lemon Hill Association.
Doctor Ely declared thero was a man
In the audlenco who showed him his
books proving that he was giving up a
position which has paid him more than
111,000 during tho last year to Join tho
anti-rum forces. Speaking on the pro
posal of D Clarence Glbboney to reim
burse saloonkepers, Doctor Ely asked
whether tho Government would make res
titution for "the ruined homes, early
graves filled and tho crowding of alms
houses, asylums and Jails, duo to tho sa
loons." HUMILITY SPIRIT OF LENT
Father Wheeler Warns Against As
sumption of Personal Excellence.
"The spirit of Lent Is humility," said
the Rev, John J. Wheeler, In today's
noon sermon In the Roman Catholic
Church of st John the Evangelist, 13th
treet above Chestnut. He took as his
tt the paralilo of the Pharisee nnd tho
"Humility," said Father Wheeler, "Is a
virtue which moderates the appetite for
personal excellence and so operates that
a man docs not exceed the bounds of
oon in matters which affect him per
sonally, Now, what Is tho spirit of Lent?
11 11 ndtMawll.. 1-11 - ill... ni-
-- -- r.....ai,iy m spirit oi numuuy, ino
Keynote of Lent, therefore, la a prayer-
... murinicauon. In a word, It Is a
pronounced spirit of humility."
EX.BOOZER SE.EKS CONVERTS
Alfred A. Crflwfnrrt whn hnan' Vin
letq around City Hall since ho was dls
I 'vrsfd 'from the police force for Jntoxl
r?uon,Wl9U caused some surprise when
: " walked into the Detective Bureau to-
if,"7.aKe(1 r trai hitters." Craw
i,5fal.d no had bh ''on the wagon" for
OOUt SlX Weeks nnrl hnt Mnllll" Onnrinv
I Md converted him. He declared he was
t cone with I....M . . j.....j
fall . C ' ww lUf buuu aiiu BUKWCU
II the detectives to follow his example.
f.hrJ,,0d la the son of the late "Tom"
--")uru. one of the best detectives ever
:nfld wth the local bureau. He was
appointed in Hi omA -r,,i., c ion r.
"'' 'oa,ne several fights with liquor,
M Anally "fired." The detectives con
ciliated the convert and -wished him
Witnessed Battle Alontr Suez
Li,?- wr" ani crew of the British steam
,.S Nanerlc, which arrived 'hero yes
fi.. ? from Calcutta, report having wit.
ijft?ei a baU'8 between forces of the
Si."15 Turks near the Suez Canal,
'el.! lutk nrei on the"" h,P they d"
lil v'."ni1 baS of sand were piled along
LK'neh t0 prevent th8 offlcers ron
Capt. Diraitrl VassiHeft
NEW Yrmtr i,.i. a r,....i tmi-
liUiiw i "' "aVal attache 0t th8 R"3'
v i ' vasningion, aieu yester-
' n Ills hotel flhnrtmnnfs l,. fnllnwlnw
gn Illness of two months' duration from
3 wnacn auease. He was In his 6th
tear Am)ii..ni,n. t,., , . &
keiT t0n t0 attena t"e funeral "rv-
Chicken a la King
A royal palate ttokler for
the noonday snack
ft, W. Cor. Stk & Chciiaul SU.
"NIGHT ttlDEUS" IN COURT
Men Accused of Attack on Negro's
Blx residents of West Philadelphia ap
peared In Comlnon Pleas Court No. 2,
beforo Judge Sulzberger today, In re
sponse to summonses, to testify In con
nection with n rnco riot last November,
when tho house nt 6112 Spruce street, oc
cupied by James H. Tengle nnd his wife
and mother, was attacked by a mob and
stoned, Tho persons summoned for tes
timony nto James and Julia Ilcdford, of
6111 Spruco street: Ilobcrt J. nnd Marlon
I Crawford, of 6110 Spruce street; Eliza
beth Miller, of 6103 Spruco street, and
Beforo' tho opening of the proceedings
chnrges were wntlo to tho effect thnt the
"nlaht riders," when tho trouble oc
curred, Included somo 200 men nnd boys,
who wero regularly employed under
political protection to drive Negroes out
of tho neighborhood. Teaglo Is a chauf
feur, nnd reputed to bo well-to-do. He
Is represented by John M. Bridges, Jr.,
of 121S Chestnut street.
5Q,000 SUNDAY MEN
WILL AID GOVERNOR
Campnign Will Be Begun To
night to Have Legislators
Vote for Local Option.
A stirring campaign to force members
of tho Philadelphia dclcgnttop In the Leg
islature Into lino for loont option will bo
Inaugurated tonight, when 13 meetings
will bo held In various parts of tho city
by RO.OOO "Hilly" Sunday Dlblo Clnss men.
At each meeting tho names of the Phila
delphia legislators will bo read. It Is In
tended that ench class member shall mnlte
a direct appeal to his representative In
tho Legislature to stand by tho Governor.
Tho meeting places nnd spuikors inc.
Itlchmoml Presbyterian Church, Rich
mond street below Ann Spcnker, tho
Ilcv Dr. H. II. Chalfont, editor American
Trinity rrcsbyterlnn Church, Krnnk
ford nvenuo nnd Cnmbrla strict Speaker,
tho Hev. Dr. E. J. Moore, State super
intendent Antl-Snloon League.
Fourth Reformed Church, Mnnayunk
and Levering Btrcets, Roxborough
Speaker, tho Rev. Dr. E. Bowman.
St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church,
Broad and Venango streets Speaker, tho
Row Dr. Gcorgo Bell.
West Hopo Presbyterian Church, Pres
ton nnd Aspen streets Speakers, William
H. Berry and tho Rev. II. Clay Ferguson.
Germnntown V. M. C. A. Speaker, Ho
mer W. Tope, district superintendent
Bethel Lutheran Church, Gth and Scdg
lcy streets Speaker, tho Rev. Georgo D.
Kums, chairman Church Federation on
Seventh United resbyterlan Church,
Orthodox and Lelpor streets Speaker, the
Rev. Dr. E. J. Relnke.
Third Baptist Church, Broad and Rlt
ner streets Speaker, tho Rev. E. Wat
lace. Twenty-Ninth Street Methodist Episco
pal ChurcH, 29th and York Btrcets Speak
er, the Rev. C. K. Yeomans.
Spring Garden Street Methodist Episco
pal Church, 20th nnd Spring Gnrdcn
streets Speaker, tho Rov. Titus Asher
Gaston Presbyterian Church, 11th street
and Lohlgh avenue Speaker, tho Rev.
Second United Presbyterian Church, 69th
nnd Catharine streets Speakers, the Rev.
H. Clay Ferguson and Wllllnm H Berry.
PLAN FOR UNITED HUNTS
CLUB IS UNDER WAY
Prominent Sporting Men Begin Work
An association to be called tho United
Hunts Club of Pennsylvania, to promote
Interest In horses In and around Phila
delphia, flat and steeplechase, racing,
hunting, polo and. horso shows, was pro
posed by prominent horsemen at a
banquet to William C. Wilson, master of
the Chester Valley Hunt, In tho Rltz
Cnrlton on Saturday night.
Plans for tho new association wero out
lined by Charles R. Hamilton, toast
master, who said it would conduct races
of high character, purely for sport, elimi
nating nil signs of gambling.
Speakers at the banquet Included Perry
Bplmont, of New York and Washington;
R. Penn Smith, president of the Chester
Valley Hunt Club; Captain Gordon John
ston, who represented Major General
Leonard Wood; Captain W. W. White
side, head of tho remount station at Fort
Royal, Va., and Mr. Wilson, the guest
Charles U Hamilton, In urging the for
mation of the hunts association, said:
"I hope we may somo day have racing
In Philadelphia, .good, clean racing, for
sport, not for gambling; not alone for
tho rich, but for the poor as well, so
that thoy can enjoy the sport nt a price
within their means. In England It Is
not tho tala of boxes or seats on the
grandstand that makes the gate receipts
so great; It is the thousands and thou-
sanls of shillings of tho poor that llo.v
continuously, all day long, Into the box
office thnt makes the great total and
enables .the association to give big
Following Mr. Hamilton's address
Nathaniel Enlng urged the co-operation
of the various hunt clubs about Phila
delphia In the formation of an associa
tion, to be named the United Hunts Club
of Pennsylvania. He suggested that Joint
amateur race meetings be held by this
association each spring and fall on some
suitable track near Philadelphia. He
named Captain Edward B. Cassatt, Jos
eph E. Wldener, Senator Edwin H, Varo
and A." J, A. Devereux as members of
a committee to carry out the proposal.
The Jockey Club, National Steeplechase
and Hunt Association, United States
Army, United Hunts Racing Association,
Polo, Horse Shows and Hackney Society
were represented at the dinner.
Policeman, Alone, Quells Riot
Policeman Andrew McNally, of the 61st
and Thompson streets station, reported
for duty this morning none the worse
after the experience of quelling, single
handed, a riot that stirred up the entire
neighborhood in the vicinity of May
street and Westminster avenue. The
patrolman was summoned last night, and
when he attempted to arrest a young
man a mob of more than E0 attacked him.
Although severely punished, he held on
to his prisoner, who said ha was John
Rlngland, of Elth street and Wyaluslng
avenue, Rlngland was arraigned for a
hearing this morning. John Ringgold,
leader of the gang, was sentenced to six
months in the House of Correction today
by Magistrate Boyle. He Uvea at 6ttb
street and Wyaluslng avenue.
A PERFECT SOAP
mutt bo pure, uon-lrrltatlng, free
lathering and lull """"l0
I-ure llatb boap U U thl and
mori. 'or IU plce It Ui ""ual
a. It. quality too a cake. 0 cake.
Mc. JlaU order, promptly filled.
I'hUadcIpbla'a Standard Drug Store
1518 Chestnut Street
Opeu dsr th .
STREET SWEEPER ASSISTS A LADY ACROSS
An incident of tho week-end
FRAUD TRIAL TOMORROW
Much Interest Rousod in Case Against
WILMINGTON. Dol.. March 8. More
than a scoro of witnesses havo boon ex
amined by Government officials In
preparation for tho trial of tho alleged
Insurnnco fraud cases which will open In
tho Federal Court tomorrow. Tho charge
Is the use of the malls In a conspiracy
to defraud Former United States Sen
ators Richard F Ivcnnoy, Ronnlrt F
Brennen, Harry A. Woodcock, Daniel
M, Rldgcley, Clnlre WebBter Anthony
nnd Frank Anthony aro tho defendants.
It will bo nllegcd that tho companies
In which these men were Interested sold
flro Insurance policies when they know
thnt tho companies which Issued tho
nollclcs had no canltnl or assets. Tho
promlnenco of tho men accused has nt-
traded more than usual attention. All
havo pleaded not guilty, nnd a lively
legal fight Is expected.
J DELAY FOR WOMEN "JUDGES"
Tho four womon "assistant Judges,"
who wero "nppolntcd" by Judge Gorman,
of the Municipal Court, to assist In han
dling caste of delinquent girls, will not
take their seats "on tho bench" until
Piesldcnt Judge Brown returns from
Bermuda next week. From a letter which
Judge Brown sent lo Judge Gormnn It
seems that the letter's announcement was
more In tho nnturo of a suggestion than
of an appointment. While the reasons nnd
sentiment expressed by Judgo Gorman
appeal very strongly to tho other Judges,
the letter adds, certain legal questions
Involvcl must bo determined before def
inite nctlon may be taken. Judgo Brown
also stated that tho woman court officers,
although given no formal titles, are, In
every essential detail, "assistant Judges "
CAUSES HUSBAND'S ARREST
William Mlllhouse, a plumber of this
city, who was arrested at Allentown, Pa.,
with a woman after ho had been
shadowed hv his wife, Mrs. Helen Mill
house, of 4705 Haverford avenuo, was
brought to this city today. Mrs. Mill
house Is prostrated as tho result of tho
excitement of following and causing the
arrest of her hUBbnnd. The hearing of
her husband on a charge of nonsupport
was postponed until her recovery.
New York City Wins Wnter Suit
WASHINGTON, Mnrch 8. Tho Rnmapo
Water Company's suit ngnlnst Now York
city to block completion of tho city's now
water supply system from tho Catsklll
Mountains was dismissed today by the
Supremo Court H was held thnt no con
stitutional question uns Involved and that
the Federal Courts have no Jurisdiction.
Tho decision leaves tho city free to pro
ceed with tho great project.
Widow Wins in Lkcnso Fight
A widow's efforts to retain the saloon
license under which she had operated
slnco her husband's death were suc
cessful today, when tho Stock Yards
Company and William R- Brous withdrew
an application to have the license trans
ferred from Mrs. Sallle Dunsmore, of the
Btook Yards Hotel, 30th and Race streets,
to themselves. Brous, who managed the
hotel since the death of Dunsmore, was
severely criticised by Judge Staake when
Mrs. Dunsmore said the Stock Yards
Company was induced to evict her in
order to prevent her from selling tho
license for $15,000. Brous was authorized
to offer J 1200 for It Mrs, Dunsmore will
North Dakota Coal Rate Law Void
WASHINGTON, March s.-North Da
kota's coal rata law, said by the, Northern
Pacific, and "Soo" Railroads to prescribe
rates so low that they yield the roads
nothing for use of their property, was
declared void today by the Supreme
Norway Mackerel, No. 1,
92.40 per kit
Reed-bird Mackerel, 91.00 tier kit
Nova Scotia Herrlug, lBo bunco
Finnan Haddle, Ida pound
Our Famous Nlcaramia Illend
Coffee, S8e u, B lb. $1.30.
MERRILL & HOPPER
HEADING TK1IMINAL MAItKET
B!a!ls JJI7-M Arch St. Side
A Live Piano
Trad. In that dead Piano which stands
tltnt la your horn, and ct a Player Hans
that will b. alive nltb m.lody and rauils
and add many happy hour, to tt Uvea ef
tv.ry mender o( your family.
Our tyter will .urprta. you,
1129 CHESTNUT 5T,
snowstorm, showing that the heart of a
beneath even n white wing's uniform.
NO MORE FREAK CLOTHES
FOR HIS MAJESTY, BABY
Child Federation Provides Fixed
Styles for Nowlyweds' Guidance
Tho wardrobe of his Mnjcsty, the
baby, will no longer bo selected In hap
hazard fashion, but will bo carefully or
dered. The ladles In wnltlng, members
of the advisory board of tho Child Fed
eration nnd prominent In soclnl circles,
will see to It that hereafter only ab
solutely correct nttlro Is offered tbli
It all camo about because heartless,
vulgar and unprincipled storo clorks Im
posed upon mothers. Instead of offer
ing correct clothing, they porsunded fond
parents to buy somo fancy garment,
gaudy, cxpenstvo and wholly useless
Snookums haB even been seen in a seal
skin coat, bought by somo foolish mother
So, to protect tho nowlyweds from this
deception, the advisory bonrd. In con
Junction with tho nurses nnd physicians
of the federation, havo selected three
layettco Tho first will contain only
tho bare necessities and will cost nbout
5. Tho second will be a llttlo moro
clnborate and will cost about 6 60, and
the third will bo for babies of well-to-do
parents and will cost about J20 These
layottes will bo placed for Balo In depart
ment nnd drygoods stores which havo
tho bncklngnnd support of tho Child
Federation. Maternity hospitals nnd sim
ilar institutions will co-oper.ito In tho
movement by distributing circulars amCng
mothers and urging them to buy one of
tho thrco stjles of layettes.
JURY IN TERRE.HAUTE CASE
MAY BE SELECTED TONIGHT
Mayor Roberts and 27 Other Politi
cians on Trial.
IV'MAVAPOUI March 8-The Jury to
try Mayor Donn M. Roberts and 27 other
Terro Haute politicians, charged with
conspiring in corrupt tho election of Vigo
County, probnbl will be selected tonight
or early tomorrow. This was tho predic
tion of a man close to the prosecution
when the trial started today In Federal
Court. A venire of CO men reported.
Eighty-eight men nlready havo pleaded
guilty to the charge of conspiracy. The
Indictment named 126 men, but 10 have
not been nrrested. Virtually the entire
Roberts organization was In court today,
either In tho group fighting tho case or
among those pleading guilty.
MAN AND WIFE IN ONE GRAVE
Hundreds of their relatives and friends
attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank H Duncan, who were burled In tho
same grave at Evergreen Cemetery,
Camden, yesterduy. Their two orphan
children, Arvlllc, D years old, and Flor
ence, 7, stood nt tho grave with tho
other weeping relatives. Ignorant of tho
fact that their father had killed their
mother and himself. Tho nged mother
of the suicide, who was 75 years old
yesterday, was at the services.
Lutheran Ministers Indorse Sunday
Additional Indorsement was given to
"Billy" Sunday and his campaign by the
Lutheran Ministerial Association in the
rooms of the Lutheran P'inbllc,inn sn.
clety, 1122 Arch street, today. Rev, Dr.
Edwin H. Dclk, pastor or Si Miutnow a
Lutheran Church, Broad and Mount Ver
non streets, read a paper on "The Ethics
of Jesus " The association voted to have
the paper published.
Dainty Little Gifts
Now on Display
1121 CHESTNUT STREET
EOOS RECEIVED DAILY
W recely shipments of atrlctly freih
efg every day In order to beft meet the
demands of discriminating conaumera Our
ecga are auaranued they rauat be what we
claim to pa or we will make good on your
purchase Try us for your next order. W
deliver anywhere. Mall and phone order
ONI.y THE BE8T
BUTTEU, EGflS AND 1'OUI.TBy
READING TERMINAL MARKET
I'llbtrt. zaa-1311 IUm mi
A MUDDY CROSSING
Sir Walter Raleigh may beat
PASS CIVIL SERVICE TESTS
Applicants qualifying In recent exami
nations of tho Civil Service Commission
for employment In city service, accord
ing to lists Issued today, are:
John J. Lurkln S3 0
Anthony A Ucck 84 H
Norman It. Morrison 81.1
I.oRoy funk MM
John McMfthon, Jr. 82 0
J. Wayne Mounco TO 0
Hsrey C. .MneNlcbol 74.7
James A. McCloekey 71, 5
Villllnm M. Shook TOO
fJeorKO A Alitotz 70.1
Borer M. Hedon 70
HOLLER ENGINDBP, nUP-EAU OF HIGH
Eurl Frank Atklna 88 8
William F. Gibson 88 B
Jmtiea 1). Truitt 84 3
Wlsc Green Halgh 8t.2
Joseph L Wlnsel 74 3
Thomas Sanders 74
&I.ATn UOOFDIt. BUREAU Or HEALTH.
GrorKO Lindsay 08 3
Kreclnn E. Dloti U7.7
Gronco Ilondurant, Br 00 s
James Scolt 00 2
John J. Connelly 03.il
Jlobert G Odani 04.1
Warden W. JTtndo 02.7
Harry C Graves 018
David Walker ffl fl
UaUcr II. Klelnrolder 8D
riuiam II Smith 87.11
Isaao Eans . 83. 1
J Vincent Fleming Slfl
Joseph C tjtnndenmaler 81 K
John w. Lusher 7.'. 4
PROPER CARE OF CHILDREN
Will Bo Discussed at Monday Confer
ence on Legislation.
A discussion on State and city care of
children will bo held by the Monday Con
ference on Legislation this aftornoon In
tho Curtis Building, Independence Square.
Child labor will be discussed by Jasper
Yates rtrlnton, president of tho Penn
sylvania Child Labor Association: Henry
J. Gideon nnd Dr. Albert E, Moxlo will
spenk on tho "Certificate Bill and Med
ical Inspection"; Albert Cross, of the
Child Federation, will talk on tho "City
Health Department In Relation to Chil
dren." Six Couples Married at Elkton
ELICTON, Md., Blarch 8 Six marriages
wero performed In Elkton this morning,
na follows: Commodore W, Yorgey and
Bertha Sdhulcr, Allentown; George M.
Ttober, Phocnlxville, and Lillian M. Smith,
Valley Torgo, Charles A. MacIInrdy, At
lantic City, and Edith Shollender, New
ark, Del ; John F. Potts, Baltimore, nnd
Edith Welsh, Chester; CJeorgo O. Gerry
nnd Susanna Brown, Mlstng Sun, Md., atnl
William L. Wells and Cora SI. Bucher,
Washington. D. C.
Try to Identify Victim of Cold
Tho police nro trying to Identity tho
body of n man who was found dead from
exposure yesterday In an, nlley at tho
rear of 1212 Fltzwator street. He was
found by Policeman Whalen, of the !d
and Christian streets station, frozen In
the snow. He wore corduroy trousers, a
blus sweater and hip boots He weighed
about 200 pounds.
Quality is Economy
$3 a $4
137 So. 13th Street
JL.JlLi I 1 JCJnL t3
Et-C $7, Store $7.25, Chestnut $7.80
Large Round Pea Coal, $5.50
Largett Coal yard i PAtladelpAU
OWEN LETTER'S SONS
Trenton Ave. & WctmoreUnd St.
SLAMS DOOR ON HOLD.UP MAN
Thief and Revolver Tnka ft Tumble
A would'bs hold-up man who lhrut
a. revolver In the face of Robert Btlueon,
of 733 Luzerne street, got the surprise
of his Ufo when Btlneon slammed the
door In his face with such force he was
pitched Into tho slush of the yard. Spe
cial policemen, of tho Nlcetown station
are senrchlng for the man.
Stlneon was first visited by the man at
0 o'clock last night. Tho stranger wanted
to know If Stlneon had n, son In the army.
He then went away nnd som lime later
knocked nt the side door. When Btlneon
opened the door he found himself looking
Into the muzzle of a revolver.
"Back up," said the thief, "I'm going
to clean you out."
Ho started to step over the threshold,
but Stlneon was quicker. With a flick of
his wrist he slammed the door, the hold
up man was caught off his balance nnd
fell backward Into the slush. The mnn
got up and fled.
FOR LOCAL OPTION BELL
Conference Urges House of As
sembly to Confirm Action of
ATLANTIC CITY, March 8. Foreseeing
fight In the House nt Trenton against
tho local option bill, rushed through tho
Senate Inst week, tho Now Jersey Metho
dist Bplscopal Conference this morning,
on motion of the Ilev. J. Ward Gamble
of Pennington, hurled a dlroct appeal to
the loner branch of ths Legislature for
"Rejoicing greatly In the action of tho
Senate," says the resolution, "this con
ference, representing 7,000 'Methodists,
docs earnestly petition the Assembly to
complete tho good work of tho Sonata and
send the bill to the Governor for his sig
nature." Bishop Henderson In advocating "every
day evangelism" drove home the thought
that every pastor should make an overy
Sunday appeal for converts. Evangelism,
he maintained, should be a continuous
Secretary Snyder was directed to send
a telegram advising Speaker Godfrey of
conference's action on the local option
By a rising voto the conferenoo unani
mously Indorsed the movoment for a
"Billy" Sunday campaign In Camden in
A resolution was adopted by conference
pledging support to tho womanj suffrage
amendments In tho Legislature, against
which the liquor Interests aro arrayed.
After n sharp contest Asbury Park was
chosen no tho next place of meeting of
conference, the vote being S6 for that
place against SI for Atlantic City.
CAN'T GET DRUG, SO REFORMS
"Send Me to Hospital or 111 Hunt tho
River," Snyo Girl.
"I was good ones and I want to be
good ngaln," said May Anderson, 24
years old, of 220 North 10th street, who
appeared beforo Magistrate Tracy In tho
11th and Winter streets station and asked
to be sent to the Philadelphia Hospital.
Hor request was granted.
"I can't get the drug any more," she
said. "I want a chanro to hit the strait
and narrow nnd go back home. I am
sick of It all. You havo got to lock me
up or I will hunt the river since I can't
get tho 'snow.' "
Blast Breaks Water Main
A blast of dynamite set oft by the. con
tractors engaged In grading McMlchael
street between Roberts nnd Abbotsford
avenues Is given by tho Water Bureau an
the cause of the breaking of a 48-inch
water main this morning, The main car
ries filtered water from tho Queen Lane
filters nnd supplies tho section bounded by
Hunting Park avenuo and the New York
division of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
Broad street and the Schuylkill River.
Other supply pipes throughout the section
were quickly opened by the bureau and
no Inconvenience was suffered by the rest
dents. Falls Downstairs; Breaks Neck
Arrangements are being made for the
funeral of John McQulstlan, who fell
down n flight of Bteps at the factory of
Carl Qrlebman & Sons yesterday, after
returning from the services at tho taber
nacle, and broke his neck. Ho woo found
by John A. Haley, a bookkeeper for the
company, which Is located at 114 Arch
street. The dead man lived on Appletree
streot near Front street.
Look as far and wide as
you like, you'll find no
shirt fabrics that dupli
cate the designs you
order here. In addition
to the utmost in quality
you get exclusive pat
terns that make your
shirts the only ones of
their kind extant.
You not only secure shirts
that fit perfectly here, but
you also get fabrics that
are to be had, in Phila
delphia, only at this store.
Mann & Dilks
1102 CHESTNUT STREET
r SERVE YOUR GUESTS A
SOCIAL- STA118 AUD PIS0K '
STRIPES TO MIX AT PART
Wealthy Sportsman Wlft Entertain
Convicts on Memorial Day.
BOSTON, March . Harry Worcester
Smith, a wealthy sportsman, known at
one of the best amateur equestrians In
the country, today announced that hs
had Invited the Inmates of Worcester
County Jail to enjoy Memorial Day with
the bluest-blooded society folk of Massa
chusetts at a mammoth party at Irord
vals, his 600-acro estate at North
To a man the jail Inmates have ao
cepted the Invitation.
"It will take the raw edge off their
outlook on life," said Mr. Smith today,
"I believe that one day will do more to
correct the Impulses that led to their
being confined than their entire time In
March Falls to Get New Trial
The Supreme Court today refused the
appeal for a new trial of George It. March
from his conviction In the Delaware
County Court for the murder of S. Lewis
Plnkerton. March was sentenced to be
electrocuted by the lower court.
7, 9, 1 1
that we sold for 15, $13, 20
They are the remainders of
our own stocks of last Spring
and Fall, many of them prac
tically New Coats, and exactly
Besides these Sprlng
' weight Overcoats, we have in
cluded a number of
Blue and Tan
The Rubberized Coata at
$7, $9, $11, and the Gabar
dines at $9 and $11 coats for
double service, as raincoat or
as lightweight Overcoat!
At $7, good cheviots in good
mixtures; herringbone mix
tures! At $9, square - shoulder
coats and Balmacaans, button-through
front coats, etc.,
At $11, stockinette fabrics
that you can roll up, put la
your valise, then shake out
without a wrinkle!
Alterations charged for.
Besides these three lots, there are
Oxfords and Cambridge
grays, silk-lined and silk
faced Coats, staples all year
'round, now at savings of flva
to ten dollars! Sizes up to 48
and 50 inches!
Perry & Co,
"N, B. T."
16th & Chestnut St.