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SEASON OF PENANCE
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I OBSERVANCES TUMY
Lenten Season Ushered in With
m Ash Wednesday cervices.
' I Bishop Rlnnelander to
. U Speak at Garrick
The oenltentlnl season of Lent began to
u Ash Wednesday, wlUi rvlces In
inv churches which mark the laying
SJdi f of frivolities for 40 days.
fh oerlod, which commomorntes tho
-v.i nence of Jesus In tho desert, derives
. tiinie from tho Saxon word for Bprlnic,
Kthen-tlde." Today takes Its name
ifm tho Catholic ceremony of marking
Ha ilm of tho cross on tho foreheads of
wmmunlcants with the ashes of the palms
c""""....j Tntm Riimlnv nf thn tirn
consecraie" . - -- - ---
Memento, homo," the priest pronounces
m Latin as he makes tho symbolic mark,
I inula clnls est ct In pulvarom rcvcrtcrls,"
which In English Is "Itcmember, man,
thou art but dust, and unto dust thou
' At the Catholic Cathedral a mission for
children was opened by tho Hedemptorlst
Fsthers, to close next Sunday. Noonday
Lenten services opened simultaneously In
' many downtown churches.
At Old St Paul's Episcopal Church, 3d
street below Walnut, tho dally noonday
Services was ushered In by Bishop
Elhelbert Talbot, of Bethlehem, at 12:30
The Itov. Dr. Carl E. Grammer, rector
fof St. Stephen's Episcopal Church opened
the dally noonday services at his church
at tho Bame hour, as did tho Ttov.
Dr. Louis C. Washburn, rector of Christ
Episcopal Church, at tho historic church,
2d street abovo Market. All tho Episcopal
dally services closed at 12:3G p. m. ex
cept at St. Poter's, 3d and Pino streets,
where the Rev. Or. Charles S. Hutchinson,
rector of St. Clcmont's Church, preached
half an hour earlier. Thero will be even
ing prayer and sermon nt 8 o'clock this
evening at St. Peter's.
Bishop Philip Morcer Rhtnelandcr, head
of tho Episcopal Dloceso of Pensylvanla,
opened the noonday Lenten services under
the,, auspices of tho Brotherhood of St.
Andrew In tho Garrick Theatre, nt 12:30
Taking as his toxt tho words, "Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem, and nil things thnt
are written by tho prophets concerning
the Son of Man shall bo accomplished,"
the Bishop pointed out how tho spirit of
theso words teaches the bost Ideal and
method of a faithful observanco of Lent.
"Taking them as a practlcnl guide," ho
said, "wo should use Lent ns a thr.o for
reaching after holiness, going up to our
"Jerusalem, our holiest place, where God
calls and waits for us. Wo should also
vse it as a tlmo for recognizing God's per
sonal will as tho only suro way of safety
and satisfaction and as a tlmo for prov
Mr.g our readiness for sacrifice, prepared
for Christ's sako, ns Europo's soldiers
are for country s sake, to go up to
Jerusalem nt any cost."
Tho Rev. Dr. Charles J. Smith, rector
of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New
Tork, preached at Old St. John's: Lu
theran Church, Race street below 6th, at
noon. He spoko especially of the war in
Europe and Its relation to tho teachings of
"Never beforo has thero been a Lent
like-, this," said Doctor Smith. "If others
have been sorrowful, then It Is still more
filled with tho anguish of suffering. 'Tho
times aro out of Joint.' Tho wholo world
lies prostrate beforo the spectre of Its
Iniquity. Its sins have thrown It into
mourning. Having forsakon God, it Is
but learning tho lesson of what it means
to have God's spirit far from It. Suffer
ing, bloodshed, savago brutality, greedy
selflahnes3 aro temporarily upon the
"But in it all thero Is aIso""cjy," Kef
continued, "as Christ's way of (lnnl hap
piness leads always along tho path of
Tho speaker pointed to tho sadness of
the war as "the heavy cross tho world
bears today as tho price that must be paid
for peace, nelghborllness, fraternity, the
triumph of tho better over tho lower
things of llfo."
"If men and nations refuso to be led
by the friendly spirit of God," ho asserted,
"then they must suffer upon the cross of
their own making until they have learned
the lesson through suffering that the spirit
of Jesus Christ In every human relation
is the measure of all human happiness."
Doctor Smith said that "wo as an Amer
ican nation are In perilous times, nnd this
Is no tlmo for permitting prejudice to
MISSION FOR WOMEN.
Besides tho mission for children, tho
Catholic Cathedral will begin a mission
for women next Sunday and one for men
the second Sunday In Lent. Missions will
be opened and Stations of tho Cross re
cited In the Catholic churches throughout
At St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wll
llng's alley below 4th street, the Wednes
day noonday services were op'ened by
the Rev John D. Butler. S. J., with a
in-minute talk at 12:05, followed by Bene
diction of tho Blessed Sacrament. The
Rev, Michael A. O'Kane. S. J., will preach
tonight at tho Church of tho Gesu, 18th
and stiles Btreot At St. John the Evan
gellsfs. 13th street, above Chestnut, tho
opening regular Wednesday sermon and
Benediction of tho Blessed Sacrament was
given at 12 05, to be followed by the
"weekty Lenten sermon tonight. The Rev.
Father J H. Healy, O. P., wpr be the
The Unlvcrsallst Union Lenten services
IU be ushered In tomorrow night at the
LhUrch nf thn TlnatriftlMnn HTnuti.- .t.a.t
-below nth, when the Rev. Dr. John Clar
ence Lee will nrpsiph.
The Lenten sermon schedule of the First
Presbyterian Church, 7th and Locust
Aren ' whlcu beBlns the first Monday In
April a being prepared by the pastor, the
Rev. Edwin Yates Hill.
PALLS DEAD AT MARDI GRAS
I Joim Ramsey, Philadelphian, Dies
Uurinp; Carnival Parade
i."5nlspatcn waa received at the Detec
lice Bureau today stating that John Ram
hA '?rmer Philadelphian, had fallen
dead while participating In a parade in.
cidental to the Mardl Gras celebration
at New Orleans.
J? I"8 ,ot Ramsey's pockets was found a
Sw0? X!,h tl,e name t Arthur M.
dSf8nd?005 North llth B"-eet. Phlla
iZSrlt Tha New Orleans police at once
3X.i 1ame Bnd address to the Phlla-
InvLP.0l-,Ce,Ylth tl,e re(lueat tha' hey
inveitlgate. Mrs. Townsend said that
iriSy3r fl" a clv11 engineer and a closa
lUmi0f .her .husba"d. She stated that
Kamsey traveled all over tho country
and fP'"5a8.e,d ' ,hl8 engineering work.
Mid M.quentIjr y,Blted Philadelphia. She
5 Eni?ad ' relativa was a slste- vln
R'l II .
The laundry work wo do It
miutuij or a superior
nature, yet our charges are
moderate as you would
&? ,for inf"rff work.
Whether your first consid
ration is quality or ocon-
y, you vmi yet the ut.
Most satisfaction here.
1601 COLUMBIA AVE
VISITING WITH NEWTON D. BAKER'S FAMILY T POTTSTOWN
LOSS OF ARMED SHIP
WARNING BILL PEACE
BOOST, AVERS SCOn
Congress, He Says, Did Right to
Leave Diplomatic Affairs in
the Hands of Presi
AS A BLOCK TO WAR
Congress went far to keep tho coun
try's peaco with other nations by voting
with tho President Instead of ngalnst him
yostorday, said Congressman John R. K.
Scott on his return today from tho capital.
To havo dono anything else, he said,
would have meant that ultimately tho
United States would havo had to enforce
her rights by other measures than
diplomacy. Ho praised tho attitude of tho
majority of tho members of tho House of
Representatives In tho debate and voto of
yesterday, saying that It wns American
ism first, party lines being obliterated.
"Tho Issue." ho said, "which was pre
sented to tho Houso yesterday wns not
whether American citizens should or
should not ho warned to keep oft armed
merchant vessels belonging to belligerent
countries, but whether tho necessities of
tho case were such thnt tho handling of
the situation should ho taken out of tho
hnnds of tho President.
"By Its voto yesterday tho House merely
oxpressed Its confidence In tho President
nnd demonstrated to tho people of tho
United States nnd to tho world nt largo
that tho handling of tho diplomatic ne
gotiations of this country with foreign
powers would bo left with tho President,
to whom It belongs,
PARTI" LINES ERASED.
"Tho attitude of tho members of the
House was In keeping with tho spirit of
American traditions. Party Hues wcro ab
solutely forgotten. Yesterday there was
no Republican nnd no Democrat on tho
floor of tho House. They wcro all just
plain Americans, each member endeavor
ing to obtain such action as he conscien
tiously believed tho good of the country re
quired. This Is demonstrated by tho voto
of tho Philadelphia members, all of whom
are stanch Republicans, and yet were
equally divided In their vote.
"Personally I bellevo any action other
than that taken would havo been most un
fortunate for the American peoplo.
AS A WAR PREVENTIVE.
"Any action adverse to tho Administra
tion would havo tended to encourngo
foreign Governments to repudiate past as
surances given by them to us, under tho
belief that the former representations of
this Government did not express the true
sentiments of tho United States and would
not bo supported by tho country nt largo.
The results of all past diplomatic action
would havo been nullified, and any further
attempt of tho Government to obtain
recognition of American rights would havo
been mado futile.
"In fact. I believe tho danger of this
country becoming embroiled In the war
would have been tenfold Increased by any
action by Congress ndverso to tho Presi
dent, slnco such nctlon would have In
duced foreign Governments to treat with
contempt nil past and future dlplomatio
representations, and this naturally would
have resulted In wanton disregard of the
rights of our citizens. Ultimately, we
would havo been compelled to .enforce our
rights by means other than through tho
channels of diplomacy."
Limeburner Urged for Senate
Alexis J. Limeburner, former Common
Councilman from the S8th Ward, Is be
Ing urged by the Washington party work
ers In his section to permit the use of his
name as a candidate for the State Senate
from the 7th District, to succeed Augustus
Ii. Dalx, who will not be supported for
re-election by the Washington party. The
Washington Party Committee of the ward
nt a meeting last night Indorsed Congress
man George S. Graham for re-eiectlon.
The ward committee unanimously Indorsed
the Taylor transit plan.
lPr(t or call or our ntw
and Interesting II o ok I e C
" Looking Into Your Own
A Series of
Our Next Talk Wed., March S3
By Joseph C. Ferguson, Jr.
1? T has been estimated
mai mere are nearly
to and one-halt mill
ion persons who are
If It were potalbl
to learn In how many
coiej blindness could
hae been prevented
PROPER EYE TREAT
MENT, the total would probably
be startllnxly large.
All persona whose eyes re
quire treatment will not go
blind, even It they persist In
neglectlne their trouble.
BUT SOME WILL. Do not
take these unnecessary chances
It ou have any suspicion of
eye5 trouble, in an Oculist
an eye physician -NOW.
Olassea will probably prove to
be the necessary treatment. In
which case, take the Oculist'a
prescription to a DEPEND
ABLE t Optician to have your
glasses properly made and fit
ted. Prescription Opticians
6, 8 & 10 South 15th St.
We DO NdT Examine 8vt
Tola Tak from a copy
right aerlea. all rights resuowd.
The picture at the upper loft shows tho wife of tho new Secretury of
War with her daughter Elizabeth, when tho latter was a baby. On
the right is a picture of the family enjoying themselves in Lake Erie
last summer. Below is Mr. Bakor, who is a devoted family man,
with his son Jack and daughter Margaret; and Mrs. Baker when she
was Miss Elizabeth Wells Leopold, at Wilson College, Chambcrsburg.
"BOB THE SNOOPER"
Noise Attracts Occupants of Eooms and West Philadel
phia Girls Are Annoyed Miscreant Caught.
Gets 30 Days in Prison
"Bob the Snooper" Is snooping nround
tho bedroom windows of West Philadel
phia girls ngaln. Ho works differently
from "Pete the Peeper," who becamo
famous in tho same line.
Bob, who Is n negro, takes advantngo
of the fact and works only on dark
nights, Ills plan Is simple. Ho sees a
light In n room nnd throws pebbles
against the window. This brings the oc
cupant of tho room quickly to tho win
dow nnd Bob steals a look.
Ho saw lights In tho rr,om of tho houso
nt 130 South 39th street. Ho threw n
stone against tho window pnno nnd
waited. Tho window wns opened, but In
stead of a girl thero appeared the heads
of J. A. Dalo and J. II. Labnr, Univer
sity students. They saw two whlto eyes
peering over tho fence nnd chased tho
INDICTED AS 'DOPE VENDERS
Ten, Believed to Be Among "Higher-
Ups" in Drug Traffic, to
Another batch of Indictments for viola
tions of tho Hairlson nntl-nnrcotlc drug
law by the Federal Grand Jury today In
dicates, It Is believed, that tho authorities
In tho crusade havo succeeded In getting
tho persons ono step higher In the Illicit
traffic of drugs.
Eleven men were Indicted ns dealers
and nmong them wei Joseph Hart, Wes
ley Dorsoy and Thomas Mclvln. When
arrested, Hart wos found to havo 386
grains of cocaine In his possession. Dor
soy had 7G0 grains of morphine, and al
though Melvln had only a small quantity
of drug upon him. It Is declnrcd that he,
too, Is one of tho traffickers wanted by tho
Tho others Indicted for Illegally dealing
In drugs were James Skelly, John Norrlc
cl, Arthur Marks, William Jones, Happy
Johnson, Simon Hcrnfeld, George Wnlkor
and Frank Hnrtman. Ten others wcro In
dicted for the unlawful possession of nar
cotics. They aro Marion Gosnell, Jnmes
Mitchell, Harry Moore, William Lee,
Thomas Masslngton, Eugene Horner, Will- '
; , ... . 210 S. 24th St., Philadelphia P - - - '
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This $15 Bag
Durable crepe-grain cowhido;
hand-sewed i sewed corners;
light weight, easy to carry but
strong; a bag of great utility.
AND TAKES "PEEP"
negro. Ho ran down 39th street, but tho
youths wcro right on his heels. Police
man Ceylon Joined In tho chnso and
caught tho peeper nt 38th nnd Chestnut
When ho wns arrnigned beforo Magis
trate Harris, at tho 32d street and Wood
land avonue' station, tho prisoner gave his
namo ns Itobcrt Kcrrco. Ho only rolled his
eyes when nsked why ho was prowling
nround tho neighborhood. Sevoral of tho
cops Haid the negro was known ns "Bob tho
Snooper" nnd recently finished n term In
jnn lor a "miliar olrniiEC.
"When the pebblo trick doesn't work,
tho police say, Boh Imitates a chicken light
or a baby crying.
Ho was sent to tho County Prison for 30
lam Rhodes, Hocks McGulrc, John Murry
and Joseph Murry. The Grand Jury Ig
nored bills of Indictment charging Ed
uard Shlrmer nnd John Mitchell with un
lawful posbcsslon of drugs.
Haverford Tax Rate Lowered
A tax rate of 7 mills on the dollar, con
stituting a reduction of mill from last
year, has been adopted by tho commis
sioners of Haverford township. Tho com
missioners departed from their usual pro
cedure of letting such contracts for one
year only, and havo awarded a two-year
garbago collection contract to William
A Lot of
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1018 Chestnut St. ( THE HSMJV "
'' CHARLES E. HIRES CO.. WLW
a ill " V r
MRS. NEWTON D.BAKER,
WIFE OF SECRETARY OF
WAR, P0TOT0WN GIRL
She nnd Her Three Children
Prime Favorites With Rela
tives nnd Friends in
NOTED AS A MUSICIAN
l)u a Staff Correspondent
POTTSTOWN, March 8. This city Is
proud and delighted over tho honor that
has como to ono of Its daughters. To en
tertain Mrs. Newton D. Baker Is a pleas,
ant prospect always, Pottstown folk say,
but to entertain the wife of tho Secretary
of War Is another matter. But they
wave away their fears when they rcmem
her thnt Mrs. Baker is quite as domestic
a person ns her husband, nnd ns one ma
tron put It, "that Is saying nil that can
Mrs. Baker has always been a favor
ite In Pottstown. As Miss Hllznboth
Wells Leopold, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Howard Leopold, she was a mover In tho
best of things church, music, charity and
such endeavors ; and slnco July C, 1902,
whon sho became Mrs. Baker nnd went
to Clevelnnd to live, her visits hero mndo
her relatives nnd friends happy. Her last
Mslt wns In October.
Mrs. Baker has threo children, Eliza
beth, they call her Netty, who Is 10: New
ton D. Bnker, 3d, thoy call htm Jack, he's
7, nnd Margaret, they call her Peggy,
Whenever Mrs. Bnker visits hero sho
brings the children, nnd they hruvo tho
run of tho town.
Although It Is almost 14 year.n since
Mrs. Bnker lived In Pottstown, moro than
thnt really, for sho taught music and tho
arts nt Wilson College for Raven years
J. E. Caldwell & Co.
Jewels, GoldvJare, Silverware
go2 Chestnut Street
and water are its fundamentals;
whereas the former nourishes, water cleanses and
eliminates the waste, according to its purity and free
ness from organic and mineral substances.
The clearest of all natural drinking waters being laden
with these substances, science has given us PUROCK.
Purock Water is delivered to offices
and homes in sterilized, sealed glass
bottles. Six large bottles or a five
gallon demijohn, 40 cents.
V ,,. Order a case, use one bottle, tfthewater .sB mfOmmJ
The Mazda Lamp
it fills every lighting need
THERE is just one best way of
doing anything. The best
method of lighting is unques
tionably the Electric method and the
best Electric Lighting is by means of
Mazda Lamps. .
There is a Mazda lamp for every purpose from the
tiny bulb for flashlights to the 2100-candle-powcr
size for use in the lighting of large areas.
Mazda lamps have revo!utionized lighting methods.
It is no longer a question whether you can afford
Electric Light you can't afford to do without it. That
is so because the cost of Electric Lighting has been
decreasing steadily while the cost of almost every
other necessary commodity has advanced in price.
Bit equipping ell your totkelt with ilatda lampi, you git
three timet at much illumination for the tarn money at
torn the eld carbon or Otm lamis. to toy nothing of the
improved quality oj the light.
Philadelphia (f jj
after she wns graduated there, eversbody
still refers to her ns "Netty," nnd they
know her lust ns well now as they did
whon she mado herself such nn Intimate
part of the town's social, religious and
charitable life. "Netty" stands for Eliz
abeth with her Just ns It docs for her eld
Mrs. Baker met her husband at the
wedding of ft college chum In Chambers
burg. The college chum married a Cleve
land man nnd the then Miss Leopold was n
bridesmaid nnd Mr. Baker was the best
man. That was In 1901. They were mar
ried In 1902.
Mrs. Baker was graduated from Wilson
College In 189S nnd returned thero tncli
college year, ghlng lessons In singing,
painting and plnno. She sings well and
wae In demand ns n soloist, particularly
at Holy Trinity Episcopal Memorial
Chapel, of which her brother, Ralph, was
organist. Ho has since studied In
Europo and had n conservatory In Berlin
for n while. He returned to tho United
Stntci when the war bogati. Another
brother, Hoy, Is connected with thn United
Htntes Geographical Survey, nnd Is In
Mis. linker's father and mother havo
a home nt 67 North Franklin street, this
city. They are homo alono except for tho
visits of Mrs. Bnker. Mr. Leopold Is a
manufacturer. Ho It Interested In tho
snmo things his daughter Is, nnd finds
time, too, to be chairman of tho Mont
gomery County Prohibition Committee.
T.VIlAVnV JIAV AVim fil.PAV
SON (SETS LOXCI PRISON TERM
John Miller Sentenced to From 12 to
LEBANON, ra March 8. John Mil
ler, of thlt city, on pleading guilty to
second-degree ljiurder In tho killing, nn
Juno 5 last, of his son. Cyrusr Miller, 21
yearn, was cntenced by Judgo C. V. Henry
to the Eastern Penitentiary for n period
of not less than 12 years nor moro than
Miller shot his son while temporarily
deranged by liquor nnd then turned the
pistol on himself, sending a bullet through
his left lung, tho bullet being deflected
from his heart by a rib.
Invi ta t i o ns
Ponce de Leon
years ago came here in quest of
the Fountain of Youth for ever
lasting health and life. We are
ctill searching, but in the realms
of science. Elusive as health
may be, we now know that food
RED TAPE lORAHDEIS
CASEJWILL DELAY IS80B
May Bo Months Before Kominatioi
Returns to Senate Hearing Ends
WASHINGTON, March 8. AlthbUfrtl
tho public Investigation of Loultf &,
Brandels' fitness for the Supreme Cdurt
bench ended, It was apparent that It
would bo a long time before h W
confirmed by the Senate. This is dus
not so much to nnythlng the opposition
has proved against him as to tho "ro4
tape" through which his nomination now
must go beforo it can be brought formally5
beforo the Senato ngnln.
When the hearings ended the rub
committee began Its deliberations. Tho
Indications nro It will not be readr
to report Its findings to tHo Senate Jutllo
lary Committee proper for at least a
month, nnd It may be nt least that much
longer beforo tho main committee makes)
Its recommendation to the Senate,
of All and
All your regrets
won't alter j
one jot or tittle
df the high prices
that will then
Suits and Overcoats
at one ,
will make you
The Suits & Overcoats
$25, $22.50, $20.
C It's the last hand in
this session of Perry
Sales Opportunities !
And it's the best hand
into the bargain I The
Suits and Overcoats in
this Final Clearance at:
$15 have not before been
offered for Sale at so
low a figure! That's
something to conjure
with! It's a case of the
best wine being reserved
for the last! But the
end, Saturday, is in
sight and so are the
new high prices of next
October! Which will
you have? You're the
Perry & Co.
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16th & Chestnut St,
125 So, 5th
For Mechanical far;M
bend roR CififOqiU
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