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ETONIHG LBD033Itl5HILADJBLIJHIA, MOKDAY, PJECEMBER 11, 1010
UPSET PUBLIC MEN
icians Mado Anxious
I ' 'TTlmlitinej in 101 Alniif
r i 'MU ivo 111 JL.J.M ilUUUl
OUND AN IMPAIRMENT
Vt -"oMcy holder wer not the only peraotm
, ' , h6 In 1014 displayed anilely In letter to
' 'lift1" Stall) Inaurance Department relating
' ity the tunnltd unfair of tho rennlon Mil
tual' X.tfa Inauranco Company, which, nc-
eonllng to State Inaurance CoinmlMtoncr
J,. benny O'Nell, has n. deficiency of more
.."tiuin l,O00,OOO. Homo of the nniloua In'
, eulffea came from politician.
"'y'Tho wordlnu of letter, written by poll
' Isclan "who nt that time were cloaely nllkd
' with the I'onrono wlnir of thn Itepiibllcnn
Onrertliallon, and which wcrn found to
a.y nrnonir the Iimtcoveret rcconla In tho
cUleo of tho Btato tnniiranco tirimrtmcnt
ntlfnrrlaburir, how thnt tlw wrltern wrre
keenly Interested In nomo feature of the
One of the letter on file In tho Ktata
Insurance Department I from J Prank
Craff, former chairman of the ttcnnte In
aurnrxo Committee of lVnrmylvuTilu and
living at WorUituton, Thin letter, which
I dated June 26, 19H, and written on the
tatlbnery of the Heiiato of I'ennaylvanln,
U Bddreeaed to Fred C Ilcrrhcr, of tho In
' tirulico Department, Mr. Ileechi- I etlll
Attached to that department
" Mr. draff letter rcaila:
i I wlah you would Rive m your
ctrlctty confidential opinion of the Pen
sion Mutual Life Innurance Company,
of PlttahiirKh, Pn. They claim to have
cManonwl of nil of the Mock of the com
pany up to n half-million and now pro.
poo Increasing tho capital to J 1,00ft,
000. I will do nothing one way or tho
other, but want to know tho ilandlmr.
of the company with tho department.
Kindly ulvo mo nn Immedlalo reply. a
I am holding the party off on any
proposition ho may make. I would
like very much to have your reply thin
week. With kind regard.
At the time Mr, tlrafPa letter wan writ
ten It I charged tho Impairment of the
capital of the TenMon Mutual Ufa Ineur
nce Company amounted lo $05,000,
Tho nnawer to Mr. OrnfTn communication
wan written on Juno JO, 19U. by former
Insurance Commlloner Charln.i Joliniwn,
I'onrono loader of Montgomery County, and
Heplylng to your Inquiry relative to
the affair of tho Icmilon Mutual Mfo
Inauranie Company, of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
permit m to say that nn Investigation
by the department disclosed tho .fact
that there wa nn Impairment of Its
capital, and tho matter was reported to
the Attorney General. Ho has Issued
a letter to the company requiring It
to make good tho Impairment, amount
ing to nbout JOB.000, by July 1, after
Which tlmo an examination will ho
made, and wo have the assurance of
tho officer that all Impairments will
bo mado good by that time.
Lyndon D. Wood, president of tho Pen
Ion Mutual Llfo Insurance Company, and
known a tho "Insurnnco Wizard of Amer
ica," Is expected to return hero today from
Pittsburgh, where ho went Friday night 1
consult with his nssoclatra there
An Injunction may be sought by attor
neys for Wood today, to restrain the; olll
eers of tho Police UeneRclnry Association
from attempting to collect death claims
from tho Pension Mutual T.tfo Insurnnco
J Company, Members of tho Pollco Hone
flctary Association, numbering more than
4000 policemen, were Insured In this com
pany without the knowledge of the lilue
conts. The premiums wero paid by Colonel
Beth H. Whltoley. tho "philanthropic In
surance angel," Until that transaction wiih
exposed by ,the HvBNiNd I.kikikii.
A suit Is now pending In tho Court of
Common Pleas, Instituted by tho Pension
, Mutual Llfo Insurance Company for tho
cancellation of that contract.
Joseph W, Hlmnnnn, nttnrnoy for Wood.
It la ald will present tho argument In
Court of Commas. Pleas No. 1 today nxcl
also argue the Injunction proceedings.
MINERS SEEK TO END
14-MONTH CAR STRIKE
Notify Wllkes-Barrc Hallway
Men of Withdrawn! of
WILKrHMSAimrc. Pa., Dee. Jl. Ofllcer
In the United Mine Worker of America
are forcing nn end of the strike on the
Wllkes-Uarro Hallway, that ha been on
fourteen month. They have adopted n
peace proposal that tne striker must accept
or else be forced to lose the support of
labor sympathiser In general.
Mine worker assert (hat thq strike ha
now reached the point where hardships are
being forced on tho loyal unionists who
have supported the men. Miners, shopgirls
and factory employes are being considerably
Inconvenienced, and It Is pointed out that
several of them have deserted the Jltqeys
and started riding the cars.
The peacemaker say that the strikers
must take the best settlement they ran ob
tain, and the mine workers have secured
n proposal from the romp.uiy that they
demand the striker to accept.
This proposal provides for tho reinstate
ment or 100 of the 320 striker. Of this
number 1.10 are to be given regular employ
ment and the retnalndor plared on thr wait
The' company outers to restore seniority
rights wherever possible. The bnsl of
wnge Is that fixed by the hoard of arbitra
tion, tho Interpretation of which caused the
strike. The company I given thn right
to take back only such men as have not
proved themselves objertlnnable. All null
ngalnst employes are lo be dropped. A
three-year agreement In lo be entered Into
n'ter January I, allowing twenty-live conls
per hour for first-year men, tweiiiy-six unu
a half rents per hour for second-year men
nnd twenty-eight and n half rents per hour
for third-year men.
Tho miners have openly declared that thh
proposal must be adopted or tho support
of labor cannot bo continued,
WOMAN LOSES HER BABY
AND HUSBAND ENDS LIFE
HoBpitnl I'ntlont in Critical Condition
Over Doublo Loss Mnn Kills
Himself in Ardmoro
Much sympathy hns been expressed In
tho University Hospital over the plight f
Mrs. John Clark, of Ardmoro. Hho pas been
grieving over thn death of her baby, who
was bom only n few days ago, nnd yester
day, according to the police, her husband
committed suicide. Tho woman's condition
The husband left bin home In Ardmoro
yesterday morning and did nut return. In
thn afternoon Mrs. James O Wlnsor saw
a man on the lawn of her plnco, and when
elm noticed him there several hours later
she sent a servant to Investigate. Clark
was found dead with u revolver beside tho
MAIIRIKI) FIFTY YEARS
Mr. nnd Mrs. Adnm F. .Sinister arc
cclobrntinj; their golden wcdillnir
nnnlvcrsnry nt their home, lfiuy
North Twenty-ninth street, todny.
CHRISTMAS Til KB IN PARK
I'itmnn'fl First Community Celebration
to Ho Mnrkod by SinirinK of Carols
PITMAN, N. J., Dec. II Nearly the en
tire town will tnSo part In Pitman's first
community Christmas relcbratlnii, plans
for which are now being worked out by
committee from the Mothers' Club nnd
nil other organizations of tlio town.
A big Christmas Iron will be placed In
Ilnllaid Park. In the center of the town.
A feature of the lighting of the treo on
Christmas eve will tin ilw singing of enrol
by hundreds of children nnd by n large
LURE OF CITIES BOOSTS
PRICES, EXPERT ASSERTS
Migration From Kural Districts
"Fruitful Cause," Rnnsdcll
Tells Commercial Congress
SOUTH BALANCE WHEEL
NOttPOIitC, Va , Dec. 11. Abnormal
growth of urban population, especially
through migration from rural districts city
ward. Is one of the most "fruitful causes"
of the high cost of living, according to
Joseph V. Ilansdell, who addressed the opn
in neanion of tho Hoiithern Commercial
t'onitress, which opened hero today.
Ilansdell said emlnratlon of farmers to
day also wa one of the underlying causes
of soaring food price
'The Increasing drift of population from
the country to the cltle In the United
Slates should cause very serious thought,"
said Ilansdell "In 10, 70.r. per cent of
the population of the United Htates lived
in iiirnl communities In 1910 only 53?
per cent lled In rural communities.
"Iletween 1000 nnd 1010 the urban
population Increased 1 1 ,0) 3.73R. or 31.
per cent, while tho rural population In
creased 4,063,953, or It. 2 per cent. In six
Htates. New Hampshire. Vermont. Ohio,
Indlann, Iowa nnd Missouri, there was an
nctual decrease In rural population, and the
New Unglnnd States as a whole showed n
"It Is a pry Interesting fact, not gen
erally known, that the South Is n mlgbty
balance wheel for the nation. An stated,
only 63.7 per cent of the pnpulntlnn nre
rural dwellers. This Is approximately the
average In the West. Hut In the Norm and
Knat tho percentage Is only forty-one per
"If It were not for the South the aver
age for the nation woidd be greatly changed
nnd prices might now1 be even hlgner man
they an- "
Tills nation must be readv after tho war
to stand both lis Samson nnd good Samar
itan In Its relations to the world, Comp
troller of tlm Currency Williams told the
congress It must be strong but mag.
WIMI.iin" doubted that there would be
iinimrinl ntrnln for this nation after the
.war, even though foreign countries should
HUSpenil pprrii) h.j-iii.h.
Evening Dress Sets
Platinum Vest Chains
Thin Model Wntches
Pearl Scarf Pins "
1331 Wnlnut Street
The Philadelphia Art Galleries
S. E. Cor. 15th and Chcatnut Sts.
REED H. WALMER, Auctioneer
NOW ON FREE VIEW
AN UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE
VERY IMPORTANT COLLECTION
MR. WILLIAM R. BRICE
Of rilll.,lll!l.l'IIIA. f..
Tin: coi.i.r.fTio.v ciliipkisks manv
ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAINS
Chotrr lllnrk Clilnr "If itu thorn" Vnr, Iturr Smiff ilf Itouf Vimf. Fine JnilVv nnd
AiMtrn, l.trmigr mill ('ItilMinr KntiiiifU
Kttruurillriurr Muecluirn of C'arird Ivorlei t'nfrt.fil Irorr Mlntaturtfl
IMPORTANT RED LACQUER FURNITURE
ItuM nnd (iotil Mrrrurr llronxe ('lurks, Period J'lirnlture Ciitanlitl i'urnltiire, Orlentnl ItugN,
Itlrli lniierir, Jeurlr. limine, Mnrhlfxi, ItrlfHi-llrur. Mirror.
Itoru! Vienna ami Metres I'orrrlulnii, KiisrailnsN, Prints. Water Color
Valuable Paintings Sterling Silver Service, 5 Pieces
SCHOMACKER & CO. CONCERT GRAND PIANO
AND OTIIKH AllTIHTH' OIUIUTH Of
WHICH HAVK IIHKN CO.VHIONl:!) TO UK
SOLD WITHOUT RESTRICTION
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 1916
AM) rill.l.mVINO DAYS, AT S:30 O'CLOCK
('atai.ii(iiii:s .maii.i:d upon itKut i;st
Banjo Strings That Reduce
the Cost of Beef Steak!
IANJO strings and drum-snares sandpaper and soap lub
) ricating oils and pharmaceutical preparations ! What does it mean to your
M. C 12.! it-i A 1 11 1 t 3 1 -P - 'F I
ctfft ui living uicii -ttxiiiuur inaKo uiese ana nunureas oi otner ineawic
products? Consider the matter from another angle. Study the prices at which Armour buys
and aells and study, likewise, what Armour sells.
Armour pays tho producer for a thousand
pound steer at ho 1916 averace of $7.61 per hun
But, dressed, this thounand-pound steer weighs
only Bomo five hundred and sixty pounds which,
at the average Armour selling price of $12.12V for
1916 up to November 1st (thetimo when these figures
were compiled) brings only $67.90, or $8.20 less
than the cost of the live steerl
No logic Is necessary to convlnco you that neither
Armour nor anyone else can sell meat at a loss.
Nor does Armour sell nt a loss. The four hun
dred and forty pounds of remaining material is all used
every scrap of it. Yet, tho fact remains that, through
scientific study which has made possible the utiliza
tion of inedible portions in valuable by-products,
the dressed carcass of a beef steer sells for
less than the steer cost Armour.
While this is 4) fact perfectly susceptible of proof
were you able to watch tho process, probably the
way here to show you that it is so, is to give you an
Idea of how valuable some of these by-products are.
Take pharmaceutical preparations, for example
sold only to tho drug trade and medical profession.
They come from every kind of animal Pepsin from
the lining of pigs' stomachs Pancreatin from the
hog also Thyroids and Suprarenalin from Bheep
(the latter product so scarce that it requires 15,000 ani
mals to make a pound, which Bells at $5,000) Ren
net from calves all theBo and many more, all bring
ing big prices.
s Or consider such items as Glue, Curled Hair,
Bristles, Wool, Hides and Pelts, Lubricating
Oils, Poultry and Stock Feeds, Fertilizers and
There is no waste in the real sense of the word;
when you remember that even the tiny hairs Inside
cows' eara are clipped and saved for the making of super
fine brushes, you will understand tho truth of this.
Only a largo establishment with the Armour fa
cilities for tho scientific utilization of every part
of every animal, could possibly effect these sweep
ing economies which keep meat prices at true-value
levels, uninfluenced except by the relation of demand
Hence, Armour bigness becomes of supreme
importance to the National Pocketbookl
For, by any other method of handling, you
would pay more for your meats not merely a little
more but enough more to pay for that part which
un'ler the small, local slaughter-house system,. is not
Convinced of the absolute soundness of this, it
cannot be anything but common-sense for you to In
sist that only Armour meats and food products bo
served on your table.
sWrnjarsY 99 Jkw&r J&kS sws9 flW A Yn
jbt W4ji Amara&M 9 fc
BUT DENIES MURDER
Jinn Surrenders in Chicago and
Alleges One Crime ns Alibi on
CHICAGO, PfC 11. DflectlvM nre
hurryln bttn from Bait IU City today
for Howard I) Wttne who, not known b
n criminal ami nol wantnl, walked Into
Itlectlrn headquarter anil eonfel to fie.
Inir a professional burglar anil I now held
on a charge of murdering hl wife.
Vee aay he wan engaged In a
hurglnry when hh wife waa murdered and
facea the odd alternative of conviction for
ono crime to clear hlmetf of another. He
mut go to tha penitentiary for burglary If
hla alibi holda Rood In court, according to
hi, own confeaalon The murderera of hla
wife were after the $10,000 In Jewela she
carried, Ie Weeae aald.
Mrs. Ie Weene waa myaterloualy mur
dered In Salt Lake nn the night of Sep
tember 28. Her head waa crushed with n
natlron wrapped In a cloth The two were
known as Mr. and Mra. V t. Itobbln. and
the woman waa burled In n pnuper'a grave
under that name when her huMinnd (led.
fearing auplclon would fall on him.
"I know It wa only rt uetlon of lime
until my wife would bo Identified. I wanted
to clear mynelf of all auaplclon," aald He
Weene. In explaining hla action In giving
"I did not kill my wife. Hut I do not
propone to gn through life under thn aua
plclon of murder. I would havn been an.
pected aa Boon aa the Identity of my wlfn
VIAU feast for caddies
faddy boya of tho northern auburban aec
Hon will have a "creamy-white" Chrlat
maa Ihla year, nnd ther will have It four
daya ahead of the calendar rhrlMma. on
December J I Three cluba, the HimtlnK
don Valley Club, nt Noble, the I'hllmont.
nt I'hllmont. and the Old York Hoad Club,
at Jenklntown, will dltrlhuteJglft, prlies
nnd "enta" running Into thouaanda of dot
lara. It la aald. lo nbout 409 caddies.
Th; clubmen will play hosta to the golf
bey a an tpres4loii of their Bpj)r4-, )
i.roi, w. in-, nirvr, nui ui mo uoys autle '
the year. The thre rluhi have flxr, iiJJ
aame hmir of the aame day for the, dlnrT.
nnd the dlalrlbntlon of gtna T
l;llla A tllmbel. president of the Ihn
tnont Club, nnd other oflkinla win 1
direct chnrge of the celebration at (,
club. At the Old York Itond Cluh. TYmi
dent K. Clarence Miller nnd the htm.
eomm.ltre h'aded by A F Thompson a
developing the plana. ' '
(A PIPE BLENT) dfr
The first pipc-smokc
to produce MILD'
sacrificing any of
the natural RICH'
NESS of its tobaccos ,
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fill yo'"j" "roma
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PHILADELPHIANS MAY FEEL JUST PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT
GREAT HONOR HAS BEEN CONFERRED UPON THIS HOUSE FOR
THE PRODUCTION OF JEWELS AND DECORATIONS OF THE FINEST
QUALITYTHE REPUTATION OF WHICH FOR DISTINCTIVENESS.
ELEGANCE AND ORIGINALITY HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED IN
EVERY CITY AND STATE. AND ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. AND IS
ATTESTED TO BY THE FACT THAT THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN
APPOINTED THE OFFICIAL JEWELERS TO
Soeirrr or thc Cincinnati
Mcddi or HoNon or thc Umitio Statu
SociCTt or Sons or thc JUvoiution
QiKtn.L Socictv or Wa. or 1012
Arrrc Clui or 1047
Order or Indian Wam or thc United Statu
Military Ordcn or thc Loyal Lcoion or Tut
Military Oder or Toreign War or thc
Naval Order or the United State
Society Army or the Potomac
Order or Runnemeoe (Maqna Cnarta)
Hereditary Order or the Defendant or
Naval and Military Order or the Smkiih-
The Veteran Court or Artillery or New
The Military Society or the War or 1812
Medal Commemorative or thc Centennial
Anniversary, 7th FUoiuint, National
Guard, Statc or New York
Order or the Founder and Patriot o
Centennial and Memorial Aiidciation or
United State Military Academy, Clame
National Society or thc Colonial Damc or
Society or Daushter or thc Cihcinhati
The Dauohter or Holland Dame
Charter Member' and OrriOER' Iniionia,
National Society or the Dauohtct or TMt
DEtCENDANT Or SlONER
National Society or Patriotic Women or
Order or thc Crown
Order or Colonial Lord or Manor in America'
Society or American or IIoyal Deicent
The Huoucnot Society or America .
Society or the Ark and thc Dove
United State Naval Academy, Numerou
Navy League or the United State
Order or Waihington ,
Colonial Society or Penniylvamia
Pennylvania German Society I
American Veteran or Forcion War,
Military Order or thc Dragon
Military Order or the Caraiao
Military Order or Mono Campaign
Society Army or Santiago dc Cuia
Order or St. Georoc or the Holy Roman
Union Society or the Civil Waa
Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.
Diamond Morchants, Jowolors, Silvorsmiths
The House that Heppe buil
FOUNDED IN 1865 ADOPTED ONE-PRICE SYSTEM IN 18fll
C. J. Heppe & Son I I I 7-1 1 19 Chestnut Street 6th nnd Thompson Streets
A genuine Pianola
a gift supreme
Plnyor-piano8, so-called, aro not Pianolas. There
is only one Pianola, mado exclusively by the' Aeolian
Company and obtainable only in certain pianos on
sale at fixed prices only nt certain appointed agencies
throughout the world.
Tho Pianola is tho master player-piano, the only
player-piano used and recommended by Paderewski
and every other eminent pianist. Surely a gift like
this would be a Christmas gift supreme.
And just think, you can secure one of these gen
uine Pianolas as low a ?650, We will take your
piano in exchange as part payment. We will gladly
estimate on its exchange value. Catalogues will be
sent on request.
. C. J. HEPPE & SON
1117-1110 Chestnut St.
6th and Thompson Sts,
We have the "Pianola"
in five models, the
Stroutt, JV heeloc k,
Sleek, Weber and
S t e i n w a y. Prices
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