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EYED DOPE FIENDS .
AND IDLY BY AS OLD
winua Restaurant, Rcndcz-
lyg of Druff Users, Sold
Under aucuuhcu o "'"-
mer, Netting uniy vo
TJ STUiUI fiAWimiuu
joins. Kn ' Tho "Arsenal" is no
restaurant ,t Tenui una wirttjr
,.--.n hv that namo. and said to
?-.:- h most notorious: dope den In
Jtr virtually wai vlned oft the map
Li It v. as aotd under the auctioneer's
r at J OCIOrK UllS mill I1I1IK. HIU
At Store uliurrn uiuuuuv mm."
till. Krom today on, ft for .rent
riil h It' onh' ndnrnmtnt.
k. xillnr of the "Arsenal" was an event
1 neighborhood. The den had been
kr quarantine '"."" "-" - -
red W ana nuuuv wio biuipi
. harrird ercs. many with cdat collars
Li no. they came In force to act one
look at the place they hnd known
ILantedVm a table, a counter or an ice
b ) me cape niiRi'i "c i-winc "ctt
leieer, mscu ! .... ... ...-.., ...
articles. noweer, went lor nimosi
jtflliirV this man something- for his money,"
itSlT pleaaea ns ins iuiik r--aumer, w
uhlch many uopo inerB aim pick
lets hue tried to hide from the police,
i under the hammer for $1.25.
fell, .don't fornet the price of dlsln-m.-
came the prompt .reply.
M sale was alive with Interest. One
tl away In patrol wagons ; the sugges-
I rslsed ft howl. 'This place nln't being
hm out any too soon," anoiner snia
iru 1 can roc It's not so much the
l as the people wno inicMcu it."
Jier bidder catd, "I never did see such
Irellctman Charles O'Neill, of the I-lev-
ind Winter streets station, was on
1 to Keep order. He had little trouble.
"users were recognized in tlie
rl, but their spirits appeared to be
set "We ve Known eoou uays in the
L I hate ,to say Kooa-uy to It," one
fjjN-known user slid ns he nudged his pal.
Mj Ereeica anuuier wun; tiey you i
t did you come ncro ior, anoiner snlnr
I( the tuft?"
ORIGIN' OF NAME
Esiin? camo out of pure curiosity. The
funfair had been so namedr or nlck-
, because more powder, or dope, was
losed to pass hands there than In a
Ktrament arsenal. The sugar bowls.
IcH the police say at times contained
Liftoff used on the snlftlest of sniffing
rtlrt." sold for 25 cents in a lot. Tho
Mte, under which the police say done
AtMlerg hae made small fortunes, sold, at
wits lowest prices were goods In the
llvejft furnished rooms upstairs. Tho
Hont-reallted upstairs was estimated at
, H. Dosslbly less. Jn nil. the nronrletors
'ittst nearly J2000 In 'furnishing the place
i It was first started.
lETte life of tho "Arsenal" was brief but
LfftBtful. The tales Its squalid furnishings
tmld tell would rlol tho most gruesome
Bdtar Allan I'oe's. As a rendezvous for
dope fiends, pickpockets, crooks.
I and "cannon." or gunmen. It became
turn In the Tenderloin sections of almost
Imrrcity In the United States.
fen "Arsenal" proper dates back only
: to lilt. On June 1 of that year Charles
BMattrtnei' and John Quisle)-, proprle
tern, fcx oxer the place with the Inten-
i W. mr ratd, of maklnc It a bona.flrt
FTMUiaut. They cleaned It out n,l nt.
i taapted to "run It on the square." It was
Me. It soon attracted the scum of
Tenderloin, and within a short time
w 1 won Its name the arsenal because
I His vast amount of nnnHrr nr "Ann"
IH passed hands there.
WHEUn THK AVOKST 5IET.
IJhivjr hundreds of arrests hae been
i there for IolatioiiH nf tiin iinnin
Deaths were not uncnnimnn ntrr! i.
i tot an uncommon sight to see a hag.
d and Blckly "done" user "n, ,.,.."
t frequented by both men and women.
wnen were the lowest of the low;
nun. even worse. Countless times the
dive has been raided. Th urn.
Hora nae been arrested on mnra v,n
i ! occasion,, but as a rule only an Inmate
"v nrre --pincneu.
EVJGNING LEDGER-PKILADELPHIV, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1916
. . '
MAKES RECORD FOR WOMEN
0 -U t.
or coke, and other driii-s hnv
I reported hidden there in sugar bowls,
l la salt cellars. "rvna" r,,i,n... ..,.
PCe their headnunrtnra nn,l M ...!-
I watchful eyes of the police the "stuff"
Li lit i "and under the eating
n ujb pass notes at school.
Ally, the handwriting nm.aa....i i.
The "Arsenal" linn i,An na.t ,.
I time again from n,lnint, (.CVi,. ,.i..i.
Pnd Juries have rtcommended that It
Kllp?out- On icently Coroner
rrr "cr ,nB oeatn or a drug fiend.
'JJ" ine den should be burned to the
"" iwo enatges now are hanging
eaumgartner'8 head. He decided to
He did so today, H
i'O FA1S1H0N PARADES MHiY
WO SHQW FEWEST CREATIONS
REarlitoro if as Fifteen Models Jn
Its Italian Garden
J,"ad,.' living models, who wear
no winter preniinn i. i. .......
1 adopted hv' n. nU.. i- -i o.. .
- PD?.a lnB ll,,e ot ,a wid winter
! 2 ""1mll'ry and shoes for women.
' a wmte-carntf niarr.M m ..!
' Btffi0l0re(1. "s""' th spectators be-
ia?n.iV ,ly e,r,s Promenading at
!rtumes. The setting la an lmiia,.
f?t.he, fourth floor- wlth conser-
fountain and nnrK1A ... i...
Mth Palms and flowers "' """
'On. dlsnlavlnir th ,- in (n
icoatumlng. 'Each of thinft'ee n L !
rP SIX ChBniTMH tnoMh -.!
i? ,mes hlbe' I" manner more
"te than the show winrimv Th.
fa are IiaM n m ... ..
Iiii., . . "u m, ana 3-3U
Mating two hours.
I'Wp fine cliomontls oiid real
M ail eas
Jiw 4o credii -tlt
teS power of2e4i.
MISS KEAN IS MODEST
AFTER RECORD SWIM
Lansdowno Girl Who Did 26
Milc3 in Delaware River
Says "It's Nothing"
tA'!8!8 Anna,c- Kan, twenty years old. of
liSSfaii0, S "? Ulnic concratula
veriniT' i,er wny.lx.mlie swim
t i !n the Ielwre ler. She made
n L ..f0r, n .'meflcan women swim
mers. both for distance and for tlmo In
iii'l1 tJidnt Jra.ln harrt for thls wlm," said
Miss Kean today. "All I did was swim a
fille each day for the last week, sleep nine
r?,VI'M l"1 ea.1 whtever I felt like eatlnp.
This Idea of training for months and
months for a swim 1 dont think is entirely
practical or really necessary. I had neer
sn.am, ""y Brat distance before, but lately
I dec ded to try tho Delaware nier swim.
J reel fine with the exception of my ees
and they stlne terribly from that dirty old
Delaware Illxcr water. It certainly is the
dirtiest water I hare ecr been In."
"Swlmmlnir. I think. I th ii.oi nn,i ne
all. and t hae enJo)ed It for the last eight
years: i:ery girl who wishes to enjoy per
fect health should swim, for It's Just the
nri way in tne woild for a girl to de-
clop physically, and you certainly do feel
line after a good, long swim."
Miss Kean does not think or hardly
realize Just what she nccoinDllshed yester
day when, after a battle against wind, tide
unu a cnoppy river, she coered a distance
of twenty-six mlle3, establishing a record
ror women swimmers In this country, and
tins without having trained.
Miss Kean used the double-overarm
stroke during the entire swim, only stop
ping for a few minutes to take a cup of
chocolate ind a slice of eating chocolate.
"I did not surfer from the cold," she said,
"as the water was ery warm. Only my
shoulders felt chilled, for they were con
stantly exposed to the wind, which, ns'you
know, was chilly, but after 1 had been
In the water a short time I became acus
tomed to ex en this. Itcally, I thoroughly
enjoyed the swim, but I will not do any
moro long-distance swimming this year."
Miss Kean Is an accomplished musician
and cares more about that and exercise
than anything else.
Her swimming ability is due to the ex
cellent instruction she received from her
father, Andrew II. Kean, who many years
ago was one of the best-known swimmers
In America and Instrumental, with George
Klssler, In forming the old I'hlladelphla
Swimmers' Association, which was the first
swimming club to be formed In this city.
WELL WALK ON BEAUTY
TO MAYOR'S OFFICE
"Ceramic Mosaic Tiling" for
Second Floor of City Hall.
Life to tho taxpayer Is Just one bill after
another. First the "marble halls," numerous
"land-grabs," then Jobs fop Mayor Smith's
family and $5000 fpr refurnishing the
Ma)or's suite of rooms at City Hall and
now $1500 for placing outside the Mayor's
rooms on the second floor of the Hall tiling
that Is not of the ordinary.
Bids for the tiling "ceramic moslac til
ing" were opened today by the Depart
ment of Public Works. To please the
esthetic eyes of the many counselors the
tiling will be bordered in dull colors to
harmonize with the color scheme, while
Just outside the Mayor's door the plans call
for the seal of the city. The City of
Brotherly Love, to be Inlaid In mosaic.
The tiling will extend about 200 feet or
so from the elevator entrance to the doors
'of the Municipal Court and no further.
The announcement of the bid was re
ceived with many smiles around the corri
dors, especially those In which Peniose-Mc-Nlchol
men are still housed.
Last February the Mayor called a halt
on the salary Increase and etoed an ad
ance In salary of from $600 to $700 a year
for a janitor In one of the city ofllces,
stating at the tlmo that ho would not stand
for Increases or new positions except where
the actual need existed.
$125,000 Distillery Burned
VINCKNNKS, Ind , Sept. 1. The Mm
phy Distilling Company's plant here was vir
tually destroyed yesterday by fire of unde
termined origin. The loss is estimated at
Now is the ideal time to make
a new lawn or reseed an old one.
Michell's Grass Seed is noted
for quality and results. It is sown
in the Philadelphia Parks and
Public Squares, on the leading
golf club grounds and large es
tates. Special mixtures for ten
nis crfurts, hay fields, golf
grounds, shaded localities, etc.
Evergreen Lawn Seed, for av
erage lawns, qt..v25c; 4 qts,, 65c;
pk., $1.00; bu., ?4.00. .
Lawn TJooklet .and Bulb
Photo by KtrviNO t.tnnrn Staff rhetesrapher.
MISS ANNA C. KEAN
She swam twenty-six miles in n
little more than eleven hours.
GIRL CRAZED BY DOPE
ATTACKS HER MOTHER
Then Young Woman of Good
Family' Fights Constable.
Another Attempts Suicide
Two new'vlctlms, one a young girl of a
respectable Logan family, and the other a
married woman of Wilmington, Del , are to
day registered with tho thousands in Phila
delphia who have been blighted by the
For two years, according to the police.
Mrs. Margaret Samson, 35 years old, of
Wilmington, lias been a morphine addict
without the knowledge of her husband Her
mind became unbalanced over her failure
to cure herself of tho habit and today she
is in the Pennsylvania Hospital following
an attempt at suicide. On a Pennsylvania
Itntlroad train the woman slashed the ar
teries In her left wrist with a penknife and
swallowed a large quantity of morphine. A
brnkeman on the train saw her act and
brought medical aid. When she recovers
Mrs. Samson will be sent to the Philadelphia
Hospital for drug treatment.
Edna Koch, twenty-one years old, H06
Louden street. Logan, was arrested by Con
stable Kdward Abrami nt Eighth and Baln
brldgo Btreets. The constable had seen her
purchase a small package from . man who
had the appearance of being a "dope" ped
dler. The police say tho packago contained
cocaine. Abrams took the. girl Into Magis
trate Imbcr's ofllcc, where she telephoned
to her mother.
Mrs. Koch appeared at the Magistrate's
ortice, and she and her daughter went Into
a rear room to talk. A minute later
shrieks were heard In the room. The door
swung open and tho girl dashed out. She
ran to the roof. Constable Abrams fol
lowed her. and when ho tried to take hold
of the girl Bhe pushed him from the roof
to a shed. A nervous wreck, the girl was
removed to the Philadelphia Hospital, where,
the police say, she will undergo treatment
for the cocaine habit.
lie our deferred moment
Plan. Par tar meter Ie-
AMt lOUIt 1'LU.MIinn or
I'lilla. .Meter Co., !U1 Iteul
l1ate Trn.t llhlc.
COUNTRY DINNERS at
Sam M-lIward's Speedway Inn
iroes to show the lmiortunro of nlcly mani
cured hnnds and the comfort of fret that are
f ee from corn. You have both If ou con
H ANNA B- i;- for. 13th It Sanaom
"rxrt-"'l-, liner l'run-1 and
1201 aii;.STNL'T NT.
Corn Hfminfil gftc en. Mnnlmrlnir. g.tr.
Disappear as by Magic
When You Use the
We u only th but Pachar
fildtt, tonntd with tlf pur
ist On or war grow:
.Charles Bond Co.
MO ARCH STKEIT
-Vflll OrOfrt PrtmrUu.
V MEN'S TAILORS V
Cor. 13th and Sansom Sts.
NEW FALL MATERIALS
SUITS, $25 to $50
LEADERS URGE VOTERS
TO REGISTER TODAY
Big Enrollment Expected by
Canvassers One More Day,
Must Register Today
or October'? to Vote
TODAY Is tho second rofilstrntlon
Registrars sit from 7 to 10 a. m.
and from 4 to 10 p. m.
Last day for fillncj nomination
papers for independent bodies of citi
zens Tuesday, October 3.
Last registration day Saturday,
All voters, irrespective of former
registration, must be registered upon
one of the three registration days
(ono of which hns passed) , in order
to qualify to vote in the presidential
Today la the second registration rtay for
Voters who expect to cast their ballots in
the presidential election.
The heaviest enrollment In the history of
the city la expected by political orUers.
nho arc canvassing divisions to atlr up
An advertisement appeared In a mornliiK
newspaper today appealing to the labor
element of this city to ote for l'resldent
Wilson. It read:
"Wage earners of rhlladelphla. If you
want to vote for the re-election of President
Wilson, register today. Hours. 7 to 10 a m.,
4 to 10 p. m"
Another advertisement appearing In the
same newspaper made an appeal to otera
genorally. reminding them of the hours In
which registration Is possible.
Division polling places opened at 7 a. m.
for three hours and.v.111 he open again thin
afternoon from 4 to 10 o'clock. There is
yet ono more registration day, October 7,
but because. It falls on Saturday efforts
aro being made by the political parties to
register eery man posslbls today.
expression of true
gentility is largely a
matter of manners
and clothes. One's
manners are in one's
own hands, but it be
hooves a gentleman
to select a tailor
whose ability is be
Hughes & Muller have
been tailors to the jjen
tlemen of Philadelphia
1527 Walnut St.
is furnished without
obligation and it may
save you hundreds of dollars
in repairs. Phone us if you
are considering painting.
Gtt our etttmat no obligation
ELEVATED POST ENDS
MAD CAREER OF AUTO
Machine Filled With Negroes
' Plays Havoc With Market
An automobile went on n rampage on
Market street toJtay and caused other ve
hicles to give It a Ide berth.
The car. which was driven by a negro,
went for several blocks at the rate of nfty
miles an hour, the police say. Three
negresses who sat In the lonneau shouted
their defiance of tljf.se they passed and left
a cloud of dust tojfhow their coptempt.
Several policemen saw the car. Hut It
was out of sight again after the first
glance. At Flfty-second street. It grazed
the fender of a trolley car and caused the
passengers to make for the doors. At
Fortieth street the speeding auto brushed
against a number of wagons. 11 paused
at Thlrty-saxcnlh street for an Instant to
allow tho women to disembark,
Tho driver then went east on tho north
side of the street at a terrific clip and
didn't stop until he crashed against a pillar
of the elevated line Tho machine closed
up like an accordion and turned completely
around. The negro gathered himself up
and Wandered out Market street Several
persons who saw him suggested that he
go to a hospital for repairs. He rubbed
his head and laughed
The car Is a set en-passenger Cole and
benra the license number 17724
Acting detectives lloeboro and Farmer
hnd Lieutenant Haage of the Thirty-ninth
street and I-ancaster avenue station, are
Irjlng to find the negro and on ner of the
PAPER MAKKRS WILL CONFER
Manufacturers Ready to Consider Pro
tection of Small Publishers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 The cxecutUe
committee of the News Print Manufacturers'
Association lias notified the Federal Trade
Commission that It is ready ttf meet
a committee of newspaper publishers to dis
cuss mearrt of regulating the distribution
of white paper so small publishers may
surfer no Injustice and may be relieved of
the prospect of suspending publication,
which many of them nre said to face be
cause of the paper shortage,
No matter, what tlte
i can aro a basis o( pride
cii-.n vr. Rni.vnoLD
J306 ., llroad .(.
in any one
month by any company!
You need only glance at these names to know
or to hear a few records to be convinced 7
plays the Thais "Meditation" a wonder-record,
a miracle of Une.
pots the soul of the 'cello into his interpretation
of Granados' "Spanish Dance".
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
makes first recordings.
Graham Marr ' Lucy Gates
American operatic baritone makes his bow in Coloratura soprano prima-donna sings Ibsen's
two ballads. "Soiveig's Song".
Greatest of German tenors sings the great
Sword Aria of "Siegfried".
Otto Goritz Margaret Keyes
Metropolitan Opera basso first records his beautifies two ballads with her rare contralto
mighty voice for Columbia. voice.
Daintiest prima-donna sings "Home,
America's violin genius makes his
" iiasiiiwssm bsssssj I
To add dinger to your sales to
carryadieery message to serve
you in every emergency
is awake and always ready.
THE WESTERN UNION TE(GRAPH (ft
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.i- - ' ,- , , ,i'i 'TJ ' -T "- Li '-St n i jf I-
rwiffirit imtiir '&i-ts t
Under personal direction of Hrnest Anserme., con.
ouctor ot Ulaghiletl's Russian Ballet Orchestra.
Greatest of black-face comedilns makes
America laugh again.
Then there are eighteen unusually good popular hits, including
"My Country, I Hear You Calling Me" and "Pretty Baby"; ten
sparkling dance-records, with "Walking The Dog", the big fox
trot hit, a "big four" of march hits, two patriotic songs, four beauti
ful recordings of the Columbia Stellar Quartette, orchestral triumphs,
quartettes, trios, instrumental novelties and sacred music everything
that could make this the most 'varied, as well as the greatest monthly
record list ever issued.
New Columbia Records on sale the 20th of every month
GRAFONOLAS and DOUBLE-DISC
FOR SALE BY
Cunningham Piano Co., 1101 Chestnut St.
rrnnijrlranla Talking- Machine Co.
1100 Cheituut HI. (
hnellenburr, N ft Co,, lSlh anil Market PJn.
Hory ft Clark I'iano Co., 1703 Chestnut ft.
Mlrmi bridge ft Clothier, 8th imj Market Sts.
City Line riiarmarjr, York Itoad und Cltj- I.ius.
Holler, John C 1337 ItockUnd St., J.oran,
Vuternlk, HenJ., 140 North Klfhtli St.
Ideal lno and Talking; Machine Co.,
tSit (iermautewn Ave.
Jacobs, Joseph, 1008 flermanlown Ave,
Oldrtvurlcl's, JfltJ Cjermantown At,
Olnry Musle l'arlor, 113 1 3 N. filli HI.
riilladrlphla Talking- Machine Co.,
U0O N, Franklin HI,
ltelce, I, H., Dip Olmrd Ave,
Hrherser's I'iano AVareroonu, 839 N, Itli 8t.
Bcliuell Mrga'mn, 171 Columbia At, '
Iturr, Edward If.. IMS l'rankfurd Are.
Colonial Melody Shop, ItSO N. Front St.
Vrankford Music Hlore, 1157 Orthodox St,
floodman, I J, 387 West Olrard Ave.
Hutkowskl, Victor, Orthodox and Almond Sts.
Krnnr, Thomas Jr., 331 Kensington Ave.
Krjrgler, Joseph, 318! Hlclimoud HI,
Nlttl,er, Hamuel, 104 ?CorlU Vltfh Ut.
Philadelphia Talking Machine Co,, 014 N, Second St.
Helnheliner's Department Store,
Front and Susquehanna Ate.
Carson, T, It., SSJO Oermantown Ave.
Davis, Franklin, S00S Wnjne Atc.
Kaltvalr, Martin, 4S03 tlermanlovrn Ave.
Keystone Talking Machine Co., Z801 North ltd Bt.
Moore, I', It,, 8040 (iermantown Ate.
Tompkins, J, Monroe, 6147 Germantown Ate,
Carr. II. F BIS Slain St., Darby,
(leo. II. Davis ft Co., 3D30-3S38 Lancaster Ave,
i;akln-Ilughes l'luuo Co., 301-03 8. Old St.
Flllnian, V. II., 6184 Lansdown Ave,
l.edanr, Harry, 410 North Btd St.
Mrlrhlorr! llros., 4038-40 Lancaster Ave,
Sliull'a Drur Store, 3088 Market St.
Unltersal Talking Machine and llecord Co..
SUIU and Chestnut Sts.
West I'lilUdelpliU Talking- Slachlne Co..
7 South 80th Ht. '
I.uplnaccl, Antonio. 730 South 7th St.
n 'm1 lV.001 Ho,,lu M S.
Phi Udelphla Phonograph Co.. 1836 K. Fassrunk .
Kf ras1.,,,,' "'"erapl. Co., 8J3 B.Vll, 'st.
Stolfo. Harry, Sis South Otli St.
1M , , . 'OXSIIOHOCKJN
makosky'a Department Store. 73 Fayete St.
Dudley, II. J., im.'-VWrodwaV,
Camden. '. 1,
Dfii.ll iiU.4tr1li,1''lf'ift f- ,1
.'irfi,'. ' jit .