Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, December 27, 1915, Night Extra, Page 9, Image 9

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Demand for Cash Article Slow.
Outside Trade Was Less
ntlCAOO. Dec 27. The course of wheat
rrires was crrntle today. The mnrket
rI.. stronger on Rood bujlng, hut there
t . sufficient profit-taking to bring about
u " .... A..4lkii Pnllnwltil- lliU. nrli.ia
t,!Lmc firmer ngnln on a ilemnnd from
rwrmber ehntta and complaints as to
,he nuftllty of winter wheat. Still latti,
1 rtactloiury tendency wan again man
J , nn(l after the Increase in the visible
iiiooly as na,1n known pi Ices sagged,
iwember cIoed only N cents above the
tnnMt at Jl 2"1!. M"v ended nt the bottom
t IIM'k alu1 Ju, but '4 CCMl nbovo ,llfi
lowt at Jl 1"
Th dniaiid foi Hi cash artlcl was slow
tri& hro was llttlo cvldenco of export
The tnulerrurrcnt of sentiment, how
ler remained bullish, but outside trade
mules brisk Some operators expected
et back C'ommlstlon houses com
mented " tno '"I'1'1 absorption of the
rnltrrt States' retard crop and the small
er area of winter wheat. As to the big
amount alloat at Buffalo It was conceded
Hint the bulk had been sold to foreigners
ind therefore wns no weight on the do
mestic situation
Dispatches to the effect that Oreat
Britain and Fiance were planning to get
iurrllei fiom Australia were believed to
hue caused some of tho Belling here,
gome of the inrlv bujlng was due to
bullish wecklj foreign statistics. Weath
er conditions over the holld.ijH were fav
orable Ilerelpts In tho Northwest con
tinued lienvv The English anil Trench
nnrhcts remained closed.
The visible supply In the united States
( Increased 4:63,000 bushels for the week
to el.tT'i.f bushels
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llleh r.nn. I'ni. nlop
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1 174 ! 17 1.S
fill '.'.' ! ""
Corn "tien '"'"J"' ..
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amy 11.
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4 it,
l in t l
III II) loin
tl.72 ti "- f 7."
lo.cn ln(io loos
toco tin on mn;
in.T. iim. 'in f.
1 w tIRS-. tl!nn
IS M tl 1107
to M
Id W
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'Mil tknl
WIIIIAT ItoiPlptn. IT.anii lmihels The mir
ktt ruleil tlrm Hiul 1 higher under ftronc om
gldu hUi I' a ttii'l ii fnlrlv hcUii' tlemnnrl tjim
tllon ' nr loin In eiliort rloMUor No 2
red. pot unit t)ecrnibfr f Jiwn J. No 2
mutlK-rn rnl 51 2151 Itn onnnifr N'o 2 roil.
1121111.2.1 No t re.l Hl'lfli:", rejcitcil .
l.inMi I '.'.' rnjett-l H. l.lll 21.
lOnS' Iteielpt" 1.17. buslietH Tradn Tiaa
oulet lint price wern well nmlntiilnel Quota
tions far Iota for local trnile n to location
OM Wntorn S'o. 2 ello. Nlu.diS2Uc. oM
Wfatrrn Btcamor m1Iow. Olfl?S.l,lI oUl eot
rn No I jellott 7ll'W;,5r , new iob. rcr 70
W trtfJiOt.
OXTS llrcelptp. 128.T1I hunlmlii Prtoi-i
nrrc inoro firmly held, but then Ivan no ac
tlrlti In tral Uuotntlonn Nn 2 nhltc,
W utanrlanl wlilte. 47MiW1e , No .1
trhlto 4D',8t7'j-. No. 4 white. t-ltfcffir-HTo .
impto oat" !211?HI'' purified oats, gradfl.
VLOf'n -rtecflpts, 4131 MIh and 1.R40 097
Itm hi iittiks Thri; Mas little trxdlne. but
mill llntlts nero vteaHlly held Ouotatlonn pr
11h tbi In wood: Winter, clear. $." Kiiin 40:
do lralBlit J3.50SD.T.., do. pttent, l"i SOf
610, Konftis. ilrnr. Juto HackH " .Sftn iOj
urnleht. Jute Fncho. .1.n01t." 7.1; do.,
MUnt lute packs. ."i.7ran, "nrlnj? first
clear 5 Will 7.V do. stralcKt. n.iTiafi fin.
do, paront ?itqfl3fi. do., faxorlta brand,.
18.5011(1 "ill. clij nillla. choice and fancy
Mltnt. Jl! .'Oau so- city mllla, rcKiilar uradfa
Wlntrr Icar W lrrfCi.40. do, strttlKht, J3 M
e' 7S, do patent IS.b0ail.10.
KM; Kl.nt K was quiet and unohanEft! S'i
quote at JJ.:.".1i.V'.0 pr hhl.. aa to quality.
Tlir aa a fair Jobblne trado and th mar
ket ruled steads Quotation t'liy beef. In ef,
tmoked and alr-drled, 2lJt2Sc. , Weatern beof,
In eeta mnoked 'JlBMf , city beef, knuckles
nd tenders, emoked and nlr-drlM, 2d327c.j
Weatrrn b'ef, knuckles and tendcrn. sniokod,
lift ."7i , beef hams llfi'IO. pork, family,
IK!.50fltl hams. 8 I'. cured loose. IRSIS-Ac-.;
co. (klnned looi. 13X('Vl!tC . do. do..
inioked ll'iflfW. , other liama anioked. city
surel, m to brand and mrrafn. HIHaiTc.
pams. anioked Weatern cured. lltW17c : do.
tolled boueleea. 22c, plcnli uhoulder". ,. P.
cured, looee 12. do., unioked. inc. bellies In
flikle. aciordliiK to axeraue loose. lliTMUe .
rreakiast Ijaion, aa to brand and aientee. city
tuml 179i Is, bre.ikfQft bacon, western
cured. ITTi ts, , lard. Western, ronned. In
tltrres lOl.c do., do.. In tuba. 10J.C. lard,
rura city, kettle rendered In tierces l?iM
lard, pure tltv. kettla rendered. In tubs. 1M.C
There was llttlo tradlnc and the market was
tnchaiued rteflners' list prlc.es Kxtra fino
tranulated ft OV. atandanl Krauulated, lc ;
nowdered, a uv toufcctlonrrs A, S.Mc: oft
trades, A lOHS TBa.
BL'TTKR The mnrket was li lower, but
Inere waa a fair demand for fine noods at
raUed tlEurea quotations Western, eolld
Pjckel .icamerj, fauc, apeclals .'.Si . extra,
Jc., estra flrats, lf(3le. firsts IlOff.l-'c.,
seconds, :us?2.)t. nearby prints, fanc .(.
;j aieraxo extra, ., IKc , do., firsts 3Wt
fie do eoconda 2i.tf2tit., JobblnR tales of
'ByUpr'n'". l-'tl4.V.
tOqs Kiesh tgica wero quiet and 3ik per
c-e loner with morn liberal orTerlnns. we
Suote aa follow a Kree caaea liearbt extrrfs.
Jc. per dos., firsts, JlO.Ml ner atandanl i,
nearby current rerelpta tin 20 per ca, West
ern estra flrats !Iu.mf per lase. first", lu.20
per isec, lefrlcerator cuss, fancy. Ii.ko rer
5'.';,d0 fliats. 7 .M per iae: iln, second',
DV,fiJI mi per iaae. do,. Inferior lota, lower,
HI", aeletted landled egga weru Jobblne .it
im i u
i'IIKKSD. The market ruled firm under llsht
ftferlnaa and a lair demand Quotations fat
1i New Vork, fnlNcreani. fancy, held, 17'i
fU Vj.Jr23C'al" hlfiher, do., fair to Kood,
eld. lMttiic. do., part skims. imHc.
i.Lm'e . Tb? market ruled steady with fair
inquiry for desirable stock quotations Fowls.
lo alia and ciuality. riaiSc roosters. 110
ifr PrlnT chickens HccorillntT to jiuallty Mo
in i,.lurk.e.vi StkHSJe,. ducks, aa to site and
aualltj. llfilix-. ceeso. IIKWc, . EUlneaa.
i?"rnwtl?hln,r - lhs onii oier apltc. per
r KsA1, "f'ty"1". '.V' "" apiece, per
Mir MfifiOc,: welxhlnc 1 lb imlccc. per pair
c,, culneaa old per pair. 50c. plseoiia. old,
iimil?ssnIt-I,m-n'l readily absorbed the
United receipts of fine, deslruble-slied stock
tli'i ine market ruled Hrm, yuotatlons Fresh
u. foultry. dry-nackod turkeis. Delaware,
Marylaiid. fancy, SliftUOc: Virginia 2i.2ic .
i,VL .Kvvt. u tnoice, .iti2oc., ao , ivesiern.
H"-'i rJc- ..no uo ooa to cnotcc. 2.131.1c,.
Kil. 'ilr. SHn.Mj. "t. t?ms.
lc. . da .
- .. .b,, ,,u, i. inuuc 1
onls, 12 to box.
ti-TD!r.KSf .'?n:y aelected. 18c. da, welsh
!" .'5 lb. apiece. iTc.i do., welith
inf.' '". . ?. lc. do. welKhliia- 3'i lbs
PlSCf. lSfilSUc. J .l,hh. .t Ih. anri
S,n,r apiece. 1114c. Fowls. Vn bbla.. dry-Jltkl-fa,ncy.
4U,S lbs. apiece. 17c, choice.
J,,ib- a.Plece. tffc.: smaller sixes, 12tinlUc
?ii ,"te". .dry-picked. 13c. Chfckens-Jer.
lroii.r'i:yS2,Al,,,J' T4,25.t other nearbyfanoy
iltr.uS22-'e" Western broilers, welshlns
JWv" lt. apiece. SOstXSc.. northern Illinois
.?. ' ine llow. welshlnir 4 lbs. and
isjji-.w ,,lerP- welKhlne SWaJH lb . In Foxes,
lb. !' vv.lh'- .Western, welghtmr 24034
S!il.lu bblS" 15c; Inferior, 13c Spilns
lis is' aVy, lihiOcr. do. Western, fancy.
ii?.lt?c".!?.!.ao.. fair to good. J2M15C, Geesa.
5rSJ;"iV!&: d0" Western, HSlBc bquaos,
town t, '..JHJ,W: UO . 'JO.. 4 IUS. V"
fanll. ' . .?" .fawiuc: liortneru iiunon.
li?c,r,.ish,n:.IH03i, t,, i boxes. la
it' '..northern II Inola. fancy, nelxhlnic 2HH
Wlalii-i ",.'!, itelBc,: other V.J.t.ra.
111 nvpr. iMiira. 1 1 u 1 m.. .
I- ijj?J' 1""k.' ,1 7MT.'.i'5; email sod No. 2.
a.T;,.'rs. per bbl
?tiwft -JIMHl.-U. Oraoges. Florida, per
'tifcf ",75- TsngerliiM. Florid, per straf.,
r,?,l Grapefruit VlurlU per irste. titn.
Orapges. Florid, per
lSiSnn.,,er bo l4. Flneapples.
rurtq rttio. tlii.L I'r-anbeirlea.
per crate
C'ape Cod.
Krn2b.' .lm, Jo. Cape l od . ir rrats,
"-vui aa.. Jere, per crate, -"2jo.'.i.
Trade was fair and values generally were
ii.,Vu!tlnJ. as follows Wblto potatoes.
J" bush choice. Wc m do., do., fair to
food, iJiitiiX do Jeraeyv Per Uaket. No
li'Vt M55i . ao.. do" No. 1 other rle
Utf. fejJc do., do., .V i. afil. Sjjet
ffiUto.e, Jersey per basket. Sol 4050c.
P df N'o 2, 15ii2ic , Jo VlrglnU. per
" iilU Onions. W 100-lbbg. No.
f.'1 T,Hilfc." da do N' -'. 33 JSc. Cab
L lish per ton. Iiu. Ceteir N
I,- lltilii. Kuli.- Nor 1 Ik per bbl UHi
iii?lca. tJock In fair request and gen
linn. "." und' moderate oftcln.. Quota
l -5. A0'''". ur bbl. -Jonathan fancy H.2S
RL'Sfin"",,, fair to Rood, .iSOCtif. llclntosh.
WW Wjnesap, K?1ZU i ."., Haldwin. IS NKS
I.uB,Upk Twig. f.'.uOp.t25: Orlmss- Ooldtn.
l,T.a'?-oun a. titth. Plpplu. fl-lL ben
n!W?.- ft IoJ.M othearlitle.. iLBnis SO,
k i: )"" f Florid ic u' J,.v'i .
f h tanlioj per I askf "3i jtl 50 He.ui
i. iwr baa, ., si U a f "S' Fes. Florl
fc fce, sji-i 1'cprcrs Fwrids per
, -i'l !Efiw.t vi or. ,.
. . .' I Mubroouu. uer 4 lb basket i
Their Popularity as Permanent In
vestment Clearly Demonstrated
The popularity of Philadelphia, bonan
B3 permanent Investments. Judginr; from
tlio dally applicatloni nt Mayor Blnnken
piirg's olTlce in City Hall for proposal
blanks for the $3,360,000 30-enr 4 per
rent bonds to be let on Friday, wan
never more pronounced.
Scores of private citizens, nnxlous to
secure small blocks of bond", which will
bo Issued In such amounts as tho pur
chasers may require In the sum ot $100
ntid Us multiples, todiy visited City
Hall to ncquaint themselves -alth tho
conditions of the lettlns and to obtain
proposal blanks. Many corporations, as
well ns Individuals, have requested pro
posal blanks, nnd because of the num
ber of concerns that have evinced an
Interest the competitive bidding on Fri
day Is likely to prove unusually Inter
esting The bonds of tho city being free from
nny State tax and from the payment of
Income tax are especially desirable aa
nn Investment for trust funds, and many
of the bonds Issued In sears past ars
held In this way.
Local Institutions Report Decrease of
$7,196,000 for the Week
A decrease of JJ.IKOOO In surplus reve
nues wns reported by the Philadelphia
Clearing tlouse banks todav. Loans ex
panded H.OlI.oro
Individual deposits dropped more than
four mlllons Details follow
loans ...
Iiepfs 1 Ind.)
lino from banks .
Deposits of banks
V,x rleorlnB- houas
lteene held
lleeerip required
T.. Il'con t.ioumo
3ni ,0iw) 4,nnom
r.',r,iB noo
21,141 mo
w.ttM oro
22.10S 001
214 (XX)
1 .111 om
t .140 pon
7 r noo
7 inn noo
" increase.
"'iirrliin un4er old form Pecemher 2 1014
14.inWniK. Dcember 2! inn jDSMOiio. pe
cember 3D. 1al2. K.spi con, December 2R. 1611
,427 '.'iO, December 2.". ItllO J1.5D3.7IO
fMON rACIPtl'..
November etos . m.lMOin
.Net .1, ..'-i.il.-.
rivo month"' grnsi . (-..lnunvt
Net i,o;i.ivit
November ero" . ..$12Vtn.r,7rt
Net ... ... . im 177
nva months uros . . r.'. vn .'.12
Net . .. . . Iirmi2l
l 7fi sS7
I l7 220
3.12V .VJ2
J I ntW.W)
4 177.174
1 23.fi!0
Third week December jr.2Sno
From Jul I ... 12,710.400
1 ll,7P0
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 ntlTTKn. Market
lovver, unsettled, receipts M41 packssrs lus
tra treamery. ntflfll'kc., Iilcher scoring.
.T'Cjc.. Stnto dalr, nit32c.. Imitation cream
ery, ilfl.-Utc
BaS, -Market unaetlled: receipts 7IW1
Kxtrn tlrsts, :aiir.Sc nrsts, .tlfffljc , near
by whiter, 4iH4c . mixed color, :i2afic.,
nenrbv brown". .TTHIOc. . refrlserator flrats.
CHICAGO. Dec. 27. HOOS nccelots. 2.V
000. Mnrket I.VSOc. Iilsher. Mixed snd
hutchcrs ill 0.wn 70. sood heavy. H.4iii.7'i.
rouali henvv. $UU.-.finao. Unlit SS.tfuffil.DO.
tlm. 4 sofl.v nr, imik. xa.10511.-0.
OATn.n Hecelpts lO.OOO. Market etendv.
fleeves t r.Ofl GO , roves and heifers HM
8.40: Texana. lilAOSRln. calves. $S BOfflO 7,1.
SHEUI' llecelpta. 12.000. Mnrket stroms.
Native and Weatern. J.I.ROff rt.fjl . Iambi".
Playwright, Humorist nnd Journalist
Dies Suddenly
Lovln C. Tees, playwright, humorist
and city editor of the Sunday Dispatch,
died on Christmas while delivering a gift
to his daughter. -Mrs. Frank It. Ituggles,
of 6508 Hunter street
Mr. Tecs was 63 years old and lived
at 1215 North Frailer street with another
daughter, Mrs Henry F. Hmith. He and
Mrs. Smith and the latter'a two-nionths-old
buby visited Mrs. Ituggles. As he
was about to hand n package to Mrs.
Rugglcs ho gasped, collnpscd In his chair
ind was dead a few seconds lutet. lie
Is believed to hnve been a sufferer from
heart disease, but had not been outwardly
III for ninny years.
Mr. Tees became famous lu the days
of Toggart's Time.', when under the
name of "Jonathan Jones" he delighted
thousands by his humorous writings.
When tills Journal eeahcd existence, in
1SW, ho became Identified with the Dis
patch. Occasioiiallj ho wrote for the hit
tcr publication, but generally devoted
himself to the duties of city editor. Mr.
Tees was the author of "The Senator.'
In which William II. Crane played the
leading part. That was tho most suc
cessful of Ills several dramatic produc
tions, all of which attained some degree
of popularity.
Prominent Pianist and Music Dealer
Dies From Pneumonia
O Hairy .lost, one of the foremost
pianists of the city, died from pneu
monia nt his home, 4935 Ruulcnm avenue,
Oermantown. last night. Ho came from a
family of musicians, his father and grand
father and his antecedents in Germany
having been musicians.
Mr Jost. who was CS jeaia old. spent
his life In Philadelphia, where he was
born. He was a composer and was asso
ciated with his father, J. W Jo". In the
music publishing business at 1015 Spring
Garden street. He was a member of the
merlcan Federation of Musicians and or
numerous musical clubs Beside lis
father and mother, he is survived by Ills
wife: a sister, tho wife of Dr A R. Ral
near, a brother, Adolph Jost, and three
sons, iJiwrenco C. Jost, Charles H Jost.
Jr. and Richard Warren Jost.
Tho funeral, which will be attended by
delegations from numerous musical so
cieties, will be held at tho home Thurs
day. The Rev. Hugh B. MacCrone, pas
tor of the Wakefield Presbyterian Church,
will conduct the services,
Mother-in-law of the Late President
Grover Cleveland
TRENTON, Dec. 27. Mrs. Emma F.
Terrlne, mother-in-law of the late Pres
ident Grover Cleveland, died today at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas J,
Preston. Jr.. in Princeton. Mrs. Perrlne
was TO jeans old and had been IU of
bronchitis a week. .,.,.
Mrs. Preston Is Grover Cleveland's
William Longstreth
William Longstreth, for 15 years Major
of Merchantvllle. N. J.. Is dead at his
home after an Illness of double pneu
monia. Mr, Longstreth. who was 63 jears
old had been a resident of Merchant
vllle for 3 years and was well known
throughout South Jersey, He was a mem
ber of the Borough Council for 10 years,
and was president of the first convention
of Mayors of New Jersey several years
ago He was also a member of the
Merchantvllle Lodge of Masons. He is
survived by a widow.
Clarence L. Dutler
Clarence I Butler is dead at his home,
le06 North Bouvler street, today, having
been stricken suddenly on Christmas eve.
Mr. Butler was apparently In fine health
earlier In the afternoon when he left the
ofllces of the Philadelphia Trust Com
pany, where be had been employed for 31
Tears. He had charge, of the teller's de
partment Mr Butler, who was 4? years
old, was a bachelor
Dentil Notkts on. l'x fourteen
Lusitania Tragedy Cost Many
Philadelphia Lives Wealthi
est Citizen of Commu
nity Gone
More llinn fourscore of Philadelphia, s
leading citizens died during the year Just
ending. In the death of Peter A. B,
Wldener early In November tills city lost
Its wealthiest citizen
The sinking of tho I.usltanla early In
Maj' brought death to more than a score
of Phlladelphlans, In several Instances
wiping out entire families
One Justice of the State Supreme Court,
one Judge of Iho Common Pleas Court
and one cx-Justlce of the Rtatc Sjpreme
Court wero among the list claimed by
death during the course of the jear.
The record of the deaths of the more
prominent persona foltows.
JANUARY 3-N Parker Shortrldge. old
est director of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, director of numerous batiks and
Insurance companies.
JANUARY 1&-Henry Gurney Morris,
member of Union League and numerous
engineering societies.
JANUARY 20-Captaln Julius A. Kaiser,
U. 8 N. letlred, member of Union
JANUARY 21-Tho Rev. Dr. Chester D.
Hartranft, president emeritus of the
Hartford Theological Bemlnsry.
JANUARY 23-Judge John L Klnsej, of
Common Pleas Court No. 1, former Cltv
JANUARY 24 Dr. Benjamin Sharp, cor
responding secretary of tho Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences.
JANUARY 26-John M Mack, contractor,
Republican politician, large traction In
terests FEBRUARY 1-Amos Bonsall. arctic ex
plorer FKI3RUARY 2-Robert A. Balfou . one of
tho major owners of Union Traction
stock, broker, member of Union League.
FEBRUARY W-Joshua II Jones, head of
National Publication Society
FEBRUARY II -Franklin L Lylc. ex
vice president of the Commonwealth
Trust Company and lawyer.
FEBRUARY 20-Dr. Thomas Blddle, phy
sician nnd naturalist
FEBRUARY SS-Ralph Blum, founder of
firm of Blum Brothors.
TEBRUARY 2-Johll Pratt Mumford,
banker and financier
FEBRUARY 25-Captaln William E.
Chceseman, ono of tho oldest members
of the Commercial Exchango
FEBRUARY 25-Dr. Walter Montgomery
James, ono of the leading homeopathic
phvslclans In America.
MARCH 8 Joseph R Rhoadcs, first vice
president of tho Merchants' Union Trust
MARCH 21-Frederick T. Wlpslow Tnylor,
known ns "The Fnther of Business Ef-llclcucj-."
MARCH 21 -Major Charles B Throck
morton, retired, U. S. A , first commis
sioned officer appointed by President
MARCH no-Colonel M. Richards Muckle,
last of the Mexican Wnr roll of ofllcera
in the Unlt-d Stntcs Marine Corps,
originator of the Idea of the Centennial
MARCH 31-Tho Rev Dr Samuel Fred
erick Bacon, prominent Presbyterian
minister, and oldest member of the
Presbytery of Philadelphia
MARCH 31. Dr. Landreth W. Thompson,
a leader of tho medical profession in
this clt -.
APRIL 2 William Hunter, chief onglneer
ot the Philadelphia and Reading Rail-was-.
APRIL 6 William Dlsston, president of
the Henry Disston & Sons . iw Works,
and officially connected with numerous
other companies.
APRIL 12 Edward Preston Movey,
banker, broker and United States bank
APRIL 15 Arthur T Atherott, ex
presldent of tho Aero Club of Pennsjl
vaula, and Philadelphia's most noted
APRIL 19 Major Luther Stedman Bent,
former president and chnlrman of
Board of directors of thi. Pennsylvania
Steel Company.
APRIL 21 George Vaux, historian and
APRIL 23 J. Hunter Brooke, business,
bociety and club man.
MAY 5 Philip Mercer Malonej-, steel
manufacturer and scientific agricul
turist. MAY 7 G Clymer Brooke, member of
Drexcl & Co., and a prominent clubman.
MAY 7 Paul Crompton. vice president of
the Surpass Leather Companj-, and fam-llj-.
on LuMtanla,
MAY 7 Harry J Kcser. vice president
of the Philadelphia National Bank, and
wife, on Lusitania.
MAY 12 Colonel James Johnson, per
sonal friend of President Lincoln and
Civil War veteran.
MAY II John Blrkenblne, one of Amer
ica's foremost consulting mining nnd
mechanical engineers.
MAY 25 Thomas P. Hunter, head of the
Acme Tea Companj.
May 25 The Rev. Dr William Mansfield
Groton, dean of the Philadelphia Di
vinity School and prominent Episcopal
MAY 28 Samuel Dickson, wldelj -known
lawyer, trustee of the University of
H'.u mi --- l - L'.-A-.-.viv-A1.--'.l-.V.vV.UV.V.V.1'.Tj
Education as an Investment
is to give your children a good education. It will fit them to meet
successfully the battle of life, and no matter what coraes, poverty,
sickness or financial troubles, they will always have an education to
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higher education is becoming the prime requisite to a successful life.
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Pcnnsjlvanla, director of the Philadel
phia and Reading Railway and other
JUNE 2 Colonel Caldwell K. Blddle, com
mander of the 3d Regiment, N. G. P.,
and member of the distinguished Blddle
JUNE 17 Mrs. Anna J. Nicholson, wife
of William R. Nicholson, president of
the Land Title and Trust Company
JUNE 19 The Rev Charles W. Duane.
a leading Episcopal clergjman cjr Phila
delphia. JUNE 21-Lleutenant Colonel John Bld
dle Porter. Judge Advocate General In
the United States Ami'.
JULY 4 James T Mitchell, former Jus
tice ot the State Supreme Court and one
of the first members of the Union
JULY 9 Stephen J. Ferris, artist and por
tialt painter.
JULY IV-Dr. Lewis H. Adler, retired
physician nnd surgeon.
JULY lJ-Mcdlc.il Director Howard Well",
U. S V , noted military hospital or
ganizer JULV IS The Rev Mijder H Slmcs. one
of the oldest and most widely known
Protestant Episcopal clergymen In the
JULY 2.t-Dr William C Jacob.. Super
intendent of Tubllc Schools in rhllsdel
phla rtnd prominent educator
JULY 24 Dr Edward Bcdloc. a veteran
of the United 6talcs consular service
nnd a founder of the Clover Club
JULY 24 George Deardorff McCrearv,
former Congressman and Cit Treas
urer, politician, financier and philan
thropist JULY 29-Wllllam T Tllden merchant,
ex-prcsldent of Union League and mem
ber of Board of Education
AUGUST 10-Charlcs Ileber Clark au
thor, economist and tariff expert
AUGUST 23-August B. Loeb, president
of the Tradesmen's National Bank, di
rector of the Philadelphia Rapid Tran
sit Company nnd several other organ
izations AUGUST 3-John It. Fow, lawyer and
former State Representative.
SEPTEMBER 2. Edword Bromlev, laro
SEPTEMBER 9 - General Benjamin
Franklin Fisher, chief signal officer of
U S A In Civil Wnr, lawer nnd finin
tler SEPTEMBER 21-Rudulph Ellis, presl
nent of the ridelltv Trust Company, n
Civil Wnr captain nnil a director of tho
Pennsslvanla Railroad Company
SEPTEMBER 25 -Colonel Joseph S Brln
ton. soldier, lawscr and railroad ofllclol
SEPTEMBER 26-C. Stanlej Mackej.
leader of the Philadelphia Band and
wldels known musician.
SEPTEMBER 2S-Captaln John J Knapp.
comnnndant of the Philadelphia Navy
OCTOBER 3 -Justice John P Elkln.
ot the State Supreme Court, and ex
Attorney General
October 3. Dr. De Benncvllle Keim
Ludwlg. former headmaster of Rltten
house Academy.
OCTOBER 5. The Rev. Dr. Charles W.
Hlcklej-, one of the oldest and best
known Methodist ministers In city.
OCTOBER 11. Edwin Augustus I.nndell,
president of tho Kensington National
Bank, nnd one of the original members
of tho Union League
OCTOBER 12. Austin Montgomery Pur
ves, manufacturer nnd literary nnd art
OCTOBER II. Colonel Henry Taylor
Dcchert, lawjer, civic worker and mili
tary man.
OCTOBER 17. John Edmands. librarian
cmerltun of the Mercantile Library ami
dean of Amerlcnn book experts.
OCTOBER 17. Thomas B. Hagstoz,
founder of the Kej stone Watch Case
Comp.inj .
NOVEMBER 6. Peter A. B. Wldener.
capitalist, traction magnate, art con
noisseur and Philadelphia's wealthiest
NOVEMBER 7 -William Launer. secre
tary of the Bottle Blowers' Association
of the United States and Canndn.
NOVEMBER 15 Robert Coleman Diaj
tou, financial vlco president of the Pcnn
Mutual Life Insurance Company.
NOVEMBER 23. Edward K. Rowland,
rarrlago manufacturer, socletj' man and
sporting enthusiast.
NOVEMBER 26 W. Atleo Burpee, noted
horticulturist and head of seed firm
hearing IiIh name.
NOVEMBER 27. Charles Edward Staf
ford. Inventor and noted chemist
NOVEMBER 30 William Brooke Rawle,
attorney and author of war stories.
DECEMBER Brigadier General Hor
ace Neldc, veteran of Civil War.
DECEMBER 5 Charles Field Haseltine.
nrtlst nnd art dealer and proprietor of
the Haseltine Art Galleries.
DECEMBER I James Mapcs Dodge,
wldelj- known engineer nnd ex-chairman
of the Public Service Committee of One
DECEMBER 5 William It. Iteisler.
president of the Manufacturers' Na
tional' Bank.
DECEMBER 10 The Rev. Dr. George IV.
MacLaughlin, one of the oldest and most
wldelj known Methodist ministers In
the oil-.
DECEMBER 15 Charles 1 Cragln. presi
dent of the Dobbins Soap Company and
director of the Tourth Street National
DECEMBER 16 Edme H. G. Fialej. ex
buslness partner of Major BUnkenburg,
prominent In Baptist church work.
Big Auto Truck Burns in Street
A heavy motortruck of tho Baldwin
Locomotive Workb caught fire at Ches
ter avenue and 52d street shortlj after S
o'clock this morning. Henry Boslraml,
the driver, Jumped fiorn his seut and
turned In an alarm. The blase was ex
tinguished before It reached the gasoline
tank The damage is estimated at (400;
oil and waste dtopplng on the ehaust
pipe, firemen saj, caused the fire
Centlnned from Tare One
Halg, a born aristocrat, entered the
army from Oxford He, too, set himself
to study Like Robertson, he has served
both In India and South Africa. Like him
he has mado the army his sole working
Interest In life, and like him he Is a
sharp on larger strategy He has worked
for jears hand In glovo with General
Trench, whose chief of staff ho was In
the Boer War. The two men have been
the closest personal friends slnco then:
so for as any one knows, the friendship
remains still unbroken It Is not at all
unlikely that French was allowed to
choose his successor or to have n voice
In the choice.
At any rate. It was Halg and not Roh
ertson who was chosen for field marshal
In France when French handed 1n hli
resignation nnd returned to England No
one outside of the Intimate councils of
this secret nnd hidden war can either ap
prove or criticise the choice It lflj' be
tween two men who have done grcnt work
ns subordinates, but who have been un
tried In high command: and It K like all
changes In the British army, Itrgelv an
experiment In the present rendition of
affairs Joffrc nnd the French General
Staff must have Indorsed Hnlg's appoint
And other things being equal, the fact
that Halg was of nrlstocratlc origin and
Robertson of humble birth may have
turned the calc This is not said In
criticism of the British, either. The class
sjstem still lives among them they be
lieve In the governing class; and while
strong for legal democrncj-, all classes
rather distrust social democracy They
tike to be led by a gentleman One of
Hnlg's class will alwaj-s find himself bet
ter followed by the English than one of
Robertson's claws This period of a des
perate fight for nn empire Is no time
for th" British to stop and consider
minor social reforms
From the first gun of the retreat from
Mons Halg has made good In everj" ca
n.ieltv Intrusted to him Bv milck nnd
clever maneuvering he extricated hie
corps at La Catenu, the most dangerous
pinch in tne retreat lie lea tnr van in
the attack on the Asne, the maneuver of
tho British nrmj most praised by the
French milium critics The shift of tho
British nrmy from the line of the Alsne
to tho new battle position bofore Yprcs
was one of the prettiest and neatest
shifts of the wnr. Robertson was at that
time chief of transport, and to him be
longs part of thr credit; the rest belongs
to Halg, whoso first corps arrived at the
front davs before the Germans especcd
At that time, as students of tho war
may remember, R.iwlluson's immortal "th
Division, which had screened the with
drawal of tho Belgians from beforo Ant
werp, was holding a very thin line In
front or Tpres It was nearlv gono as a
righting force when Hnlg arrived with the
1st Corps Hnlg Incorporated the rcmolna
Into his corps and proceeded to lock tho
lino dlrectlv beforr Tprca. This wns tho
position picked for the heaviest German
attacks. Two or three weeks of steady
slaughter followed It wna a fearful
strain upon the nrmy nnd lt comman
ders It Is said that nt one time or an
other every corps nnd division comman
der In the lot lost hope except Halg.
Ho was a rock all through.
Tho big test caino on October 31, a
day very vital In the history of the Brit
ish Empire On that ciay the Germans
made their most desperate attempt to
break through They did. In fnct, break
the line, and seemed to be pouring toward
Calais with a clear field In the hour of
the greatest danger it shell struck H.tlg'H
headquarters, burst Insldo the house nnd
killed or wounded every one on the staff.
Halg stood Just outside the explosive area
of the shell, but tho shock knocked him
over and rendered him unconscious for an
hour That was the point when General
French enme pcrtonnlly to the 1lno and
made the dispositions ending lu the thrust
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of Oluvelt, which rolled the Germans
back to the positions which they had oc
cupied that morning. As French came
tip, Halg was Just returning to conscious
ness, Refusing to go to tho hospital, he
accompanied his chief to the line Dazed,
staggering on his feet like n groggy prize
fighter, he helped to make the new dis
positions nnd to rnlly the men His ex
cellent work In the retreat from Mons
nnd at the Alsne and Yprcs has been re
peatedly mentioned In French's dis
patches. That first campaign of the British army
hAd to do with the old-time open fighting
which they had practiced In India, In
South Africa nnd In Egjpt tho kind of
fighting that both generals nnd major ofll
rers knew Over-severe critics to tho con
trary, 11 Is probable that no other small
body of troops on the western front would
have done nnv better
But after the grand assault of tho Prus
sian Guard on November 13, the period of
trench warfare set In the kind of fight
ing which no one knew very well, and
least of all the Britsh. who Had never
possessed a reallv vnltinblo general staff
to work nut the theoretical problems of
war. Moreover, the 1oses had been so
great that tho old profc-slonal nrtnv.
which held tho left ot tho lino in tho re
treat to Paris and which loi ked the pres
ent line to Yprcs almost ceased to exist
Now. the tvplcal British common soldier
was a civilian recruited since the begin
ning of the war. nnd the tvplcal British
nillcer a brave. Intelligent voting fellow
not yet educated because there had been
na vet no time In the finer points of com
mand And slnre that lime, as tho world
knows tho British have merely held,
punctuating their holding by a few disas
ters In the affair nt Neuvo Chapelle where, as
in the recent affair at Loos, the British
merely won a half victory througl' lack
of ro. ordination, Hnlg was In charge of
Mia army which attacked However, none
over soemed to lay tho failure to him It
wns blamed ofllclally to another general,
who failed to arrive with reserves until
too late to secure the vlctorj. It dirt not
seem ro blemish H.ilg's reputation in the
If they have done nothing else, the
British have secured a man who looks
tike a soldier. A correspondent who has
scon everv front remarked of lato that
he and the German von Mnckcnsen.
among all the great soldiers whom he
had seen In Europe, best fitted the pie
lure. "But von MacVe.isen looks cold
and probably Is " he Bald "He Is all
steel and Ice Halg looks as though he
wero cold only on the surfnee Ho gives
the Impression of warmth underneath "
Hnlg is lust above the medium height,
but with a beautiful, squnre-shoulricred
soldierj1 build which makes him appear
at first sight taller than he Is He is
as handsome as his pictures mako him
appear, and the effect Is heightened, as
jou see him In the flesh, bv his fine
clear hlue ej-cs. nnd those splashes of
white hair at the temples, which artors
alwaja put on when making up for the
handsome elderlv hero He shows his
Hcotcli blood In the gravity of his mien
But he has a. pleasant little smile back
of It all When on the lob he Is oxrep
tlonallv silent, even for a soldier; his
whole nppe.irniu-o Is that of Intense con
centration on the huslness in hand. In his
hours nt ease, they snv, he Ih a vcrj" dif
ferent person agreeable, rordlal and wlt
tv But he indulged himself In few audi
hours since this war began He is ono of
the curliest Users nnd the latest rctlreis
In his headquarters, and he is working
all the time
One of French's great powers Is bis
magnetism He makes himself liked by
his fellows The ciMs Is never too great
for hlni to chaff a little '. v waj of re
lieving his mind Face to fate with men,
he initially persuade them. An Ameri
can atnbiilniien surgion was working In
the public square of Yprcs Just when the
line broke on thnt critical day of October
I. As he bent over the djlng. the tc
malns of a British bittallon came stream
ing in Thej were benfen and showed It
The major in commnnd was trvlng to
rally them He was actually weeping
with his disgrace, but he tould not hold
them. Just then Trench came up In his
motorcar and took in the situation lie
stopped, rose up and made n. speecn. "t
upposo It wasn't much of h speech,"
said the stirgccn to we, "but Irt Hire mini
utcs ho had them turned the other was
about nnd charging back to the line.
Halg, possibly, couldn't hava done that,
but he has nevertheless a quiet magnet
Ism which creates confidence nnd whleh
mnkes him generally liked
He may be the Grant the British are
looking for. and he may be enljr n
Hooker or a Burnslde Only the event
will tell But he looks like the logical
choice for tho Job, which calls for a
man of Iron, who la also ft seholir In
military theorj-. No one In ovlr times
ever had such a task passed to hlrrlt
More than the War OfTlce at home, h
must "organize victory." He must ptit
team work Into an army whleh has not
.vet learned to work together, officered
by men who are only In process of
learning their profession In the hard
school of explosive shells and poison
gas Flnallj', he must work out the lac
tics, as jet undiscovered, which will
solvo this tiench warfare. In most re
epccls, without a precedent In the world.
Charles F. Albort, Owner of Famotn
House, Victim of Pneumonia
Charles F Albert, one of the most
noted violin makers In the United Slates,
is dend at his home, 205 South 9th street
Mr Albert's father, Charles F. Albert
founded the violin business to which th
eon later succeeded Through their ef
forts tho llttlo store on South 8th street
becamo a familiar place to famous violin
ists of this country and EUrope.
The founder ot tho business was known
as the modem Stradlvarlus The s6n,
who died Sunday from pneumonia, con
tinued to maintain the high standard set
bv his father One of the violins made by
tho firm was awarded a prize by the art
board of the Paris Exposition. The prlz
was the first ever awarded for a. modern
Sir Albert was a member of the Walnut
Street Business Association and was a
past master of the Columbia Lodge, No.
Hi. F and A M
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon, at Z o'clock, from Oliver H.
Balr's, 1820 Chestnut street.
Water Soaks the Flooring of Several
A blaze caused by the Ignition of soot
stnrtcd lu the home of Bayard Henfy, it
Walnut lano and the Pennsylvania rail,
road, last night. Mr. Henry was reading
lu the llbrarj when he heard a sharp
crackling. From tho window he saw
sparks showering the lawn and when h
rushed out lie saw: flames shooting frpm
the chimney.
Mr Henry summoned firemen, who
climbed to tho roof and trained hosei
down tho chimney The fire was extin
guished, but In the operation dirty water
poured through tho open fireplaces and
sroakcil the flooring of rooms.
Heavy shipments balanced bjr
heavy receipts. Supply and
Demand seesaw evenly over
our lumber piles.
Edward F.Henson& Co.
Afructurat Lumber and Timber
Iiplnr St. Whnrvrs, Phlla.
17th Streets
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