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VOL. IX. NO. 71'
Petty Squabbling Halted,
:" but Soen Began
. Again .
mcari v np athri nw
t, litnnui - ....
'; Efferts te Get Publicity Lagged
'- After Moere's Man Was
STOTESBURY AND VAUCLAIN
HAVE LED "ANTI" FORCES
j'chamber of Commerce, Elks
and Others Have Fought
-Hard for Prestige of City
Br GEORGE NOX McCAIN
What is actually the matter
with the Sesqui-Centennial?
Is it in a moribund condition or
i$ it only lagging like a poorly rid
den herte in the quarter stretch?
What are the evident causes
which have contributed te the ex
isting unseasonable inertia?
Who is responsible?
What, if anything, can be done?
Must Philadelphia become the
laughing stock of the country?
After advertising her proposed
enterprise and appealing te Con
gress for recognition, must she
confess her inability te live up te
her premises and her reputation?
Shall the sneering vaudeville
appellation "sleepy Philadelphia"
- become a reality?
In my article of yesterday I
pointed out what had net been
dm toward preparations for this
eelsbratien in 1926.
. Tht story, briefly, of the events
leading up through initial activity
and then inertia te the present
it here told.. '
I ( OT two years wince the Idea
Jf Helding n sesqtii -centennial of the
jaOth anniversary of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence was pro pre
IHwed In this city.
There was no particular public ex
ntement evinced ever the suggestion ut
A; the Idea Rank gradually Inte the
'5ef 'A6 Pple. though, It wuare
WM with greater favor nnd was
Anally regarded us the proper thing
.Jffe newi,Pnpers of the city nnd of
m State, without exception, gave the
ninutlen a cordial und ungrudging
Once the idea of a celebration, expo expo
lien, world's fair or -whatever It
miM be cuUed hail been accepted the
"t Btep was te prepare the way.
Whether it wns te be n surpassing iu iu
wnatlenal exposition, depleting the last
My years progress of this and all the
ether countries of the civilized world In
me arts, manufactures und sciences,
w whether It was te be confined Btrictly
hh V'.'l 8,n,PS' wutt a lotion
te be decided later.
In any event, Philadelphia, self-
dMlpiated as the site of the proposed
l?l' m"s t'e the initial steps te lay
t" foundations for what was te come
iwx.prtl,8ii'.ns of "Pinion from pub
ffl:J.,?'knRi ,,,''f'turers Hnd dls
iniulshed business men were favorable
10 Uie pripoKltlen.
J??L i0.""' in'.n "1u,)lln mating,
im i.fctwl t0 nPPl"t a committee of
ssi.r,,,ie for " pri,,iml-
The committee u-na nmni n
forepose.1 of prominent citizens of both
MM without regard te political nfflll.
ti '" . an"' m Br,'ut ",l "nterprlse
'xlLl?Wr ? en the it ..l
.. ii " '"" .'inyer .Menn; called thl
tfteet k"Uli"B l'Wwm ""-"
P.0!.? " FPW ,he f'lui-Ontennial
2jyri52?t.dIret",er" uml Mnyer Moere
Blunders and Jealousy
The two years that have elapsed hince
t..i T0 . ee" n'n'"'l M Indicated
Wjrdny by inexcusable blunders
ttnbaanfH, Indifference, i.ettv eal
m.a,u"P,rp1l,iti,H ","1 ('.seeking bv
VI "I'1 ,v'Knr meanness,
bin. If.0'1 SCemH te " been rub-
t.J'fa BU'h ',,n outcome wns net a mat
,rint ..' Ce!,ncll- "'"I feuncll, ,,ti.
ftXSl!b!!l.?e,"t t,,a M"op 1,
. J we bliiiider of niti.i,.t:..n
TO trrn Kl t..- . ..
'beref IC I' "' "L ' ' "n.P5'ns num
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Under the Act or March S, 1BTP
SAWS BARS OF HER
CELL AND ESCAPES
MRS. CIAKA PHILLIPS
Cenvirted In hummer murder at
lies Attfeles. who escaped from the
county Jail there today by sawing
through cell ban and Jumping te
Heavy Downfall Breaks Leng
Drought and Aids Water
Tite first heavy rain in mere than n
month brought relief today from one
of the longest dreughtK In years,
' It will be followed tonight by colder
weather, nnd tomorrow morning the
temperature is expected te rcncii the
Winter's first onslaught In the
Northwest and Plains States occurred
today, with zero weather. The cold wave
ff me'Ing east but will be much modi medi
ijhl when it reaches Philadelphia, It
was said today at the Weather Ilurcau.
Net Down te Zere Here
It is net expected that the mercury
will go below III! degrees here, but
strong northwesterly winds will add te
the discomfort. '
On the coast, much stronger winds
nre forecast. Storm signals have been
ordered heisted from Delaware Hreak
water te New Yerk nnd along the New
England coast north of Ilosten. Ship
ping interests have been wnrned that
they may expect gales of unusual in
tensity, due te a disturbance ever On
tario which is moving enst rapidly.
The rain here continued throughout
last night und well into this morning.
About 10 o'clock it ceased and was
followed by warm sunshine, which
quickly dried the streets. The city wns
thoroughly drenched for the first time
since October by the steady downpour.
Creps Are Saved
The drought extendtyl ever many
sections of the State, and in some lo
calities conditions hnd become neute. In
farming communities the rain today
wns hailed us saving crops from threat
ened destruction. Many towns hud seen
their water supply dwindle te almost
nothing iiiul were facing serious diffi
culties. Uuln Is reported from all pnrts
of this Statu and Ohie, and is moving
The last rainfall here was en No
vember -7, but It was se light that the
Weather Ilureuu recorded only a
In fact, in all of then ten sprinkles in
November only ,4', of an inch of rain
accumulated, a record which has net
been exceeded In the last ninety-six
According te the weather observers,
however, the end of the dry weather Is
at hand. The frost, which coated trees
ami nuimings yesterday morning is nalil
te be strong indicutieii of (he end of
Tomorrow there will be a return te
fair weather, the fenWtcr says, und
colder temperatures will pervall.
Auther la Elected, but Incorpora
tion Plan la Beaten
Les Angeles, Dee. 5. -illy A. P.)
Jehn S. MtGrearty, author and news
paper wilier, was a Majer today, but
Tujungu, a settlement In the Verdiige
Hills, near here, where he lives, un
able te get help from (he Sheriff te curb
automobile speeders, held hii elect ion
Saturday en two prepositions. One was
that Mr. Mctipmrty be elected Mayer.
the ether that certain territory become
the Incorporated t v 11 or iujunga.
Mr, Metlrearty was elected by a large
majority. Incorporation failed by u
ARK YOU MMKINII TOR MRU
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iap ma vrr iwriun you wain
TO FOLLOW RAIN
Mrs. Clara Phillips Flees
Frem Les Angeles
DROPS TO ROOF, THEN
Flight in Motorcar Is Undis
covered' for Several
10 YEARS TO LIFE SENTENCE
Authorities Believe She Was
Aided by Other Prison
Bu AsiietiaM Prrss
Les Angeled, Dec. 5. Mrs. Clara
Phillips climbed out of a window In the
women's, section of the county jail and
escaped early today. She was under
a sentence of ten years te life Impris
enment nfter conviction for beating
Mrs. Albertn Mendews te death with a
hammer. She was held In the jail
pending formulation of an uppeat.
With the aid of several steel saws
her escape was effected at 2 o'clock this
morning, nccerding te a report te the
Sheriff by the Jailer. Ilellef was ex
pressed that she had been aided by
ether Inmates. Bars were sawed
through, and after crawling out of the
window she dropped te the reef of nn
adjoining building, climbed down the
flre-escupe and disappeared.
Thn escape was net discovered by
jail authorities for several hours. The
matron, in making rounds, saw the bed
In Mrs. Phillips' cell vacunt. The ma
tron then discovered the sawed uml
twisted bars and notified the jailer.
The fprmer chorus girl, who three
weeks uge was found guilty of whut
prosecuting officials declured te be one
'of the most brutal murders they buvc
had te try. effected ber liberty with a
suddenness equal te that which the
hammer slaying was revealed last July.
It is believed' she escaped in an auto
mobile. Mrs. Phillips was convicted of having
beaten Mrs. Mendews te death with a
hammer last July in an isolated part of
Mrs. Meadows' body was found lute
in the afternoon of July 12 alongside
an unfrequented read en a hillside
about two miles from the business cen
ter of Les Angeles. The skull had been
crushed in several places and the fea
tures mutilated. Nearby was the handle
of a hammer, the head of which had
been broken off. Clese te the victim's
bead was a large bleed -stained rock.
Twenty-four hours elapsed with no
clue being discovered as te the identity
either of the slayer or the victim,
when Phillips walked into the office of
Sheriff W. I. Trueger ami told n talc
which resulted in his wife's arrest.
According te the Sheriff, Phillips said
his wife had admitted te him she
killed Mrs, Meadows at the place where
the body was found, and that he had
put her en a train 'for Kl Pase. Tex.
Sirs. I'h IIIM wiih nrreStei lit Tuenim.
Ariz., nnd brought back te Les An
geles two days later.
Contention of Defense
At the trial which began October 20
Mrs. Phillips' defense was rnsunlty.
Her counsel claimed that she was a
"moron" nnd subject te epileptic con
vulsions. It wns declared b defense counsel
thut the defendant did net wield the
hammer which killed Mrs. Meadows,
but that Mrs. Phillips' every action
was guided by Peggie Cuffee.
The prosecution's ease wic based en
the story of the Caffee woman, who said
she and Mrs. Phillips rode with Mrs.
Mendews te a lonely spot where Mrs.
Phillips accused Mrs. Meadows of ac
cepting gifts from the former's hus
band. Then, it wns contended, Mrs.
Phillips beat Mrs. Meadows te death
with n hammer.
CHICAGO AUTO DEALER
KILLED RESISTING THIEVES
Police Allege Confession Is Made by
One of 8even Held
Chicago. Dec. ."i. illy A. P.I The
mystery surrounding the slaying of
Jeseph I.anus, wealthy iiutomehlle
denier, whose body mn found in the
rear of his garage November 24, was
solved today, the police announced, Jiy
the confession of Lawrence Hcfferimn,
one of seven persons under arrest, that
the victim was shot ami killed In nn
attempted robbery. I.uiius shot one
of the robbers,
Hcffermin, four ether men and two
women were in custody in connection
with several fur robberies and the police
admitted they were without a clue In
connection with the slaying until, they
say, Julia Hnrtnett. one of the women
held, made a statement involving lief
feman und ether members of their
After lengthy questioning, Chief of
Detectives Michael Hughes said lief
feman admitted that l.auus hnd been
shot in an attempt te rob him, Tim
lubbers fled, however, without any loot;
MRsThARVEY IS BETTER
Ambassador's Wife Net Seriously
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PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1922
GIVES UP HOME AS
Big Vans' Take Furniture Frem
Deven te Auotien Reems
in This City
SHE REFUSES TO TALK
OF HUSBAND'S MURDER
Seems Surprised at Query
About Weman With Whom
Cake Victim Golfed
Mrs. W. W. Sterrctt, of Hcrkley
rend, Deven, whose husband died after
enllng poisoned enke which wns re
ceived through the mails October '.'H, has
closed her house at Deven and, nfter 11
brief visit with friends in Il'arrisburg,
will return te thn home of her mother
at Clarenden, Pa.
Twe big moving vans leaded with
her furniture drove Inte the city this
morning and put their burdens down
ut the deer of u Chestnut street auction
house. In a few mere days the public
will have Us chance te bid for the relics
of n murder mystery that premises te
be listed nnieng the unsolved crimes of
the day. v
The Sterrctt murder has bufflid in
vestigators from the very stnrt. Mr.
Sterrett. who was a nubile accountant.
died in the Uryii Muwr Hospital two
days inter the cake liau been eaten, ami
Mrs. Sterrett, who shared the cake with
her husband, nearly died nbe. She was
iu thn hospital for many days.
With her mother, Mrs. Dera Camp
bell, she was busy packing at the Deven
house yesterday afternoon. She refused
te answer questions pertaining te the
mjstery and her husband's death.
Surprised at Questions
When n question was asked her she
would suy: "WhJr told ou that?" n
if surprised that the information should
be known. The fact that she is going
te Harrlsburg und then te her old home
In Clarenden was gleaned from pert-out
in the neighborhood who knew her.
WhcnMrs. Sterrett wns asked when
she expected te leave for Hurrib.urg "r
Clarenden she nnswered. "I didn't suy
I wns going there,'' uud slutted up
Site were skirl, blouse and sweater.
She is of 'medium build with dark huir
uml pleasant face, but she is nervous,
easily excitable, haunted-looking.
"There's a man down here te see
Jim." her mother called up tin stair.
"Who Is il?" answered Mrs. Slc.r
reit from the second tioer.
"Hew de I knew?" culled bnrlt Mr.
Cainnbell. "Come down nnd Hnd 0111."
Moving men were busy in and out of
Un1 house. One of the vans alreailv wa.
leaded outside. Presently Mrs. Ster
rett came dewnstair-, hands full of
tiupers and odds and ends, Hue walked
Inte the kitchen with them and slopped
in the hall ns she came out. '
On a windewslil nearby were a
broken pipe. 11 few old jiix cleaners
ami an ash trar. the only visible e!
dencA that once n man hnd lived In the
house. Mrs. Sterrctt piled them all te
Then she hesitated and turned as if
te go back' upstairs. At this point -h"
was asked If she would net give her
own Idea and opinions touching upon
the murder of her husband. She said
she was busy und could net be inter
Declines te Speati
She took another step toward the
staircase and when asked if later she
could Hnd a moment te talk, she shook
her head and put one feet u tlv; first
step. loeKcii nreumi ns ir te maKe sure
nothing had been forgotten, and then
niniitii iiihumi pi-wihi mnn
She climbed slowly, and one or two
questions were asked concerning her
future ns she mounted the stairs with
that slew and undecided tread. Her
replies were In a voice that sounded
tired. She was half way up the flight
when she was asked :
'"Mrs. Sterrett. did nu knew th
woman .jour husband visited In Pitts
burgh and who played golf with him
fentlnurd en race Twe. Column Thrti
POLICE NIP PLOT TO STEAL
1000 BARRELS OF WHISKY
Camden Man Accused of Assisting
Gang in Baltimore
i'mclcil Dhvatch te I'.vrnina VuhHc l.nlarr
Haltlmere, Dec. .". Police today
nipped what they declared was an at
tempt e a bootleggers' army te steal
1000 barrels of whisky from the, plant
et the Standard instilling ( emimny
Held as one of the "iirmj" Is Waltet
M. Vaughn, twenty-six years old. .lit!
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ether men also are under arrest.
Police say the "urinj numbered
twenty and that a fleet of automobiles
was near the plant te carry nway the'
whisky. Three watchmen, two of them
employed ny the lievernment, were held
up by the men, all armed. Police charge
that Vaughn and Harry Tnwnsend,
thirty-seven cars old. who refuses te
give his uddress, took charge of the
watchmen while ether members of the
gang set about the tusk of removing
Five barrels had been moved te the
trucks when the pellrv, having received
word that something wns likely te come
off at the plant, arrived. Hecause of
the darkness it was dltlicult te round
up the entire gang, Many of Its mem
bers escaped ever a fence in the rear.
ELUDES HOSPITAL AIDES
Weman, About te Be Committed,
Slips Frem Bedroom Window
Police with the assistance of neigh neigh
bers are searching the fieiultv of
I'.ighteenth street and Krie avenue for
a woman who, clad only Iu niKht niKht
clethes, eluded physicians of the Phila
delphia Hospital when they went Inst
night te inse ner 10 mat institution
i wi.. I .j AiiiiiiMii iiiiiri'rM Niiiniiiu i . .i.. i . I...I ..ri.m .in iiiiii iii'eri unt'e..!.. i iiiii nil' uiiiikr, un in,- iiiii n nim u . "' --- -, in iiim v uusmiii fimi
War en Barn Burners
The Interstate Milk Producers'
Association, meeting iu the Hetel
Adetphln today, adopted resolution
Uiat the Governer be called upon te
take action te step the bnrn fires and
bring the supposed incendiaries te
10 OTHERS HP
One Man. Witness at Rosier
Trial, Blames That Event
for Taking Drink
ANOTHER UP SIX TIMES
Three patrolmen were dismissed today
by the Civil Service Trial Heard and
two were lined for intoxication.
The punishments were In line with
nn edict sent forth December 1 that in
future any patrolman found intoxicated
en duty would be severed from his po
sition without delay.
Thn men dismissed were William J.
Cewnn, of the Sixty-fifth street and
Woodland uvenue station ; Themas
Prendergnst, of the East Glrard ave
nue statiet, nnd Uernerd J. Dennelly,
of the same station. ,
Cewnn was stationed at Second and
Hninbridge streets 11 month age during
the stecderes' strike. It was charged
that he had been intoxicated while en
duuty and in uniform.,
Hie charge against I'reiuiergnst w-as
that he had been absent without leave
and that he had been intoxicated. He
denied the Inttcr charge. He has been
before the Police Trlul llenrd half n
dozen times before, according te his
superiors, and nt present is working
out the lust fine assessed against him.
It wns declded te recommend his dis
missal. The. third man found guilty, ,Jon ,Jen
nelly, was charged by his lleulennnt
with having been intoxicated while en
Ilernard O'Donnell, of the Fifteenth
nnd Locust streets station, was fined
twenty days' pay for being intoxicated.
O'Donnell was a witness nt the Hosier
minder trial. He said today that his
nerves had been upset by the strain of
the trial ami that he had gene first te
St. Mury's Hospital and then te the
Jehn II. Leeser, Jr.. of the llranch-
tmi'li Mtfiflmi. utiM llnt.tl Imi iIi.vm' ifii-
for being Intoxicated. He get off witii
the light sentence In view of the fact
thut he hnd been en the force for ten
j ears ami never before was up before
the trial beard.
MINISTER FALLS DEAD
IN READING TERMINAL
Rev. Geerge Andersen Stricken as
He Walts te Beard Train
The Kev. Geerge Andersen, bend of
n Pentecostal mission at !I.'U2 German
town avenue, fell dead nt 10 o'clock
this morning in the waiting room of the
Heading Terminal. He was about sev
enty years? old.
The minister bought a ticket for
Mount Carmel shortly before 10 o'clock.
He handed his suitcase te a porter and
rode iu the elevator te the train shed
The train was scheduled te leave nt
JOi'lO o'clock and Mr. Anedrsen walked
te a bench iu the wailing room. He
wn there several minutes when he
gasped and slouched forward In the
Ir. A. Ferris, of the Heading Hail
wa,. was summoned and pionetiuccd
the clirgjinan dead. Wilnani Ueilly.
the station master, took charge of the
bed ami had It removed te the baggage
room, l-'ium there, it was taken) te the
Mr. Andersen had conducted a small
mission at the Germantown address for
about two .wars. It is net believed no
was connected with any denomination.
QUEBEC CHURCH BURNS
Fifth Catholic Institution Leis Frem
Fire in Few Weeka
,.l .. Il.ml... It..e .'. III- A It l
-The'sulpiciun Church', seminary ami
priest's residence were destroyed by
Illretinlaj. Tlie .rent monastery of the ;
"''led '"'.'. neii union miner. XiiiImii Pendland. a
,0Th'is 'is the liftb lire in Catholic In- ! f"r""T- ll!,s a" l'"""i which he in
stitutions in the Dominion in the last i "'Its he can set aside. He had a fight
few weels 'with the carpenters' union once. Ciliir-
The tire today started in the furnace i ley MelnturiT, a fnranr. knows Otis
room of the presbytery early this morn- Clark, one of the the defendants, in.
lug. It spread through the building tlmately.,
with greit rapidity and the whole. He admits te "opinions" which he
structure sunn hms in mimes, .x gun-
H.( ,nks te the church and semi-
mn ncilll". i ue 'iiuicii kiin ailei
m Sl,-l.(ii'ii It dated back u the ear-
it.st , , and was erected by the J
..i. .!.... iv,,i, ,.,-.. ns n h.ImsI,... i,,
,. ',h i,,di,ins. It was destroyed bv
rebuilt as u modern I
LOST IN SANTA HUNT
Francis and Jeseph Lacey, 6 and 8,
Missing Frem Heme
Francis ami Jeseph Lacey, six and!
eight jears old. disappeared from their
home. 111 IVnnsjIwmlii avenue, xes
tertlay. The bes vyere anxious te" see
Santa Clans and it Is believed thevi
wandered te the central part of n,',.
cltv ami lest Micir niiy.
Their parents ienee t children
may have been lured nway by some
person who took a liiucy te them, 'j'he
police are searching fop the bej-N,
LAMP BURNS K LL WOMAN
UHflir BUIi.iw .x.i.u irUmRN
Mrs. Catherine McCabe Found by
Husband Burned and Unconscious
Tvlrs. Cathei tie Alccabe, sixty. two
veins en. ei n" '"!' sireer. Kriinlr. i
i . I. n'..u.. ... . - - -
tern, iiieu el-' "-": " ".urn lies
a I . 1 I I... I .11. .Ill .1. It ! .. .,?.. .
J kVJ n." .ft?'.
Published Dally Except Bunday,
Copyright. 1022, by
Negro, With White Man, Flees
in Automobile AfterDedging
STATE POLICE PATROLS
NOW WATCHING ALL ROADS
Fire Protection Bureau Force Is
Mobilized in Campaign
The entire field force of the Ilureuu
of Fire Protection, re-enforced by de
tnehmeuts of State troopers, took up
headquarters in Delaware. Chester and
Montgomery Counties today, charged
with the task of capturing the in.s in.s
lerieus barn burners who hav terror
ized farmers for several weeks.
Coincident with their nrrlial, what is
regarded as the best elim te the identity
of the firebugs came at midnight last
night when watchers en the farm of
Mrs. II. L. Seeds, near Downlngtewn,
Chester County, discovered n man at
tempting te enter the bam. A few min
utes Inter they found nn automobile,
with lights out, which was occupied by
two men, one of whom they believe te
have been Ihn intruder. They escaped
after a chase.
At the last two of the twenty-six
limit 111 hfirnw. tui. tnim u-nm utn fiii
BARN GUARDS FIRE
ON ARSON SUSPEC
run from the burning buildings te a shows distinct improvement since yes
wuiting automobile nnd speed away. terdnv."
Armed with shotguns Mrs. Seeds I
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LAST. MINUTE NEWS
FLAMES SWEEP YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA
YARMOUTH, W. S De. n. The business hectien of Yar
mouth was threatened tedny by a fire that destroyed the Princess
block and was still burning- this afternoon Tjut thought te be
ELECTHNskcOST ALLEGHENY REPUBLICANS S3 1.653
V5YV "' "
HAHHISBUKG, Dec. 5. William G. Dkk. secretary of the
Allegheny County Republican Committee, today filed an expense
account showing receipts of JJ34.5TO and expenditures of S31,
653.87, leaving a balance cf $2916.13. Of the money received
810,500 was sent te the Republican State Committee Mr. Dicit
also filed a statement for th'u Association of Independent Voters
showing- $0300 received.
BIN JURY HUNT
Prosecution Plays Merry Came
of Breaking the Panel.
COMMERCE BODY EXPLAINS
lly u Staff Correspondent
of the Keening Public Ledger
Marien. III.. !! .".Court opened
j today for the Ilcrnn massacre trial with
n Inst panel of fmir jurors tentatively
,,(v'"nf'y' T both sides, but this panel
wen t remain intact long.
It comprises three farmers and one
can iirusn aside. i.avwcr A. C
'I.ewN. examining wMerd.n 'for the de-'
icnse, cunilengeil .M.lnturlt fur cause
but wa crrulfd bv Judge Hart well
both times. At :.'ln P. M .ledge Hart-
well eii..r...i ,i, -,,. .?., ...
Lewis examining MclntuitT. '
"Still en that juror jet?" a-l.cd thn
I Judge, irritahl. j
"Can en banish te the realms f.
forget fulness nil thee ri.i.mi. nf . ,
Hillings .miii ve heard nheuf.- persisted
.!, .. I'l t..' s,
"If he could he'd be 't tunl,'1 Knap
ped the Judge.
The ether two juieis -i the panel
held eeriiigit are K P Tiller ri
farmer, and Hubert Ititcliie, union
miner, who said: "It'll take sninethiug
mere than evidence tu remove mv ob
jection." Prosecution Tries Mrateir
Hie business ut tendering for linal
acceptance panels of four, which held
clearlj incompetent juters, is ,, mi,,
K'I)U which the Stute learned ester-
, day." Kight Jitiers are alreaih eheeu.'
1A'"1 j'tcrd.i. state's Atteme.v itv
tui(.e ,,,,,.., , t. .lef.-ns,.' imels
obviously unacceptable for jury strvicc.
The nuriKise was te force the ilef.. ns..
'te break the panel anil take the lead "ii
inn tMiiiiiiiiiiien 01 veiiirciui'li, , p-
i, ..iiii.tii Lri'.ir.. ii
er failed for th" h ate
i i. . ,. iiui i 1 1 . i it.. nil lii.i ..,... i-ii nn v s ii I'll it it ..hi. j..
,T ;-. r.3L
.4; w'aa'.v --
Butxcrlptlen Price Is a Tear by Hall.
Public HxJier Company.
INSPECTION 1 A "FARCE -AT
HOLMESBURG JAIL; .
Jollity at Sing Sing;
Gleem at Holmesburg
Osalnlng. N. , Dec. 5. Sing
Sing prisoners nttended the opening
production Inst night of the "Sing
Sing Stock Company," with nn nil
prison cast. A musical comedy, di
rected by M. T. Wyntt, a prisoner,
and censored by Warden Lewis, was
chosen for the premier.
Four additional performances, at
which the public will be admitted,
will be gheti nightly.
MR. WANAMAKER SHOWS
Merchant's Physicians Issue Optl-
mlitic Bulletin This Morning
.idIiu m iinamaKcr,
ill nt his in
home. 20.TJ Walnut street, continues te
Improve. His phjsiclnns Issued nn op
timistic bulletin this morning follow
ing one of the same tenor Inst night.
The morning bulletin, Issued at 7 :rj()
'"Mr. Wunamnker wns comfortable
throughout the night nnd rested well.
His condition continues te improve.
"Hit. HAUVEY SHOKMAKKH,
"Dlt. ALFItKD STENGEL.
"DK. WILLIAM E. fjCICKSALL."
The bulletin Issued last evening,
signed by the same physicians, said :
"The condition of Mr. vvanamaker
Mr. Wunamnker has gene through a
. t.l . .. Iff. 1 1 ..JT....I
long Illness. lie iiiih uuen MiucrjeK
from 00i,it nnd was weakened by
SCOPE OF MESSAGE
., , j -. .i .
May Recommend Rail Legisla-
.. , . -. .
ticn 111 Order tO Offset
DELAY SETS PRECEDENT
ly CLINTON W. GH.HKKT
M.iff Cnrri'stKiiidnit llmdne I'ulille l.rdcer
( ei'iriciif. !!..'. hj Iulilc l.nteif Company'
Washington, Dec .", The Presi
dent's mcs.jie will prebablj net go te
Congress before Fridaj. The question
of hew bread it -h.i1 lie was d-ussed
at the meeting .f the Cabinet tedaj.
This Is the lii-st time in the hist.uv
of tin intr.x that the President b.i's
net communicated his views te CntigiesN
en the first op second day of the m.mimi.
Of course, the circumstances nre Un
usual, for Congress h.ts before it new a
tei-iimmendatinn from the President en
which It lias net acted, nauieh . s,p
Mlbsd legislation. Hut the dem slums
uie (ontuslen and iim-ertniuti rleit nn..
Hie Weill conference of the Pre.
gresshes her,, increased this pressin,.
en the President te enlarge his program
and make i luinendiititms i., i ..,.-..
that would satisfy t, fanners Iu
particular. Senater Capper, leader of
the fiiriu bloc, has been streuglv adis.
ihg Mr. Harding te this. ,.ff..,.'. The
f,,,,r is expressed that unless something
mere man rural credits is urged bv the
resilient the tanners will leek te the
Pregresshi. bloc. whl. h ha- j,st l,,.,.,,
organized as the representative f their
Interest In Congress.
Itallreads Heal Issue
. 1'hereal issue is the rallteads. Shall'
Hie I resident in his inessug,. r
mend changes in ,,. I.s,.. Cummins
'.T! 'V ut the Westein demaml that
nils law be amended or lepealed',' !
Te de se will open up a iteutieiis ,
subject which will luevitalilv lead te
.i isiri'iiu session. .Net te de s,, innv
. peiiiicai iiiivantiiges te the I'm
i ii ,'M,,,,',"S '" ( '"'-less, winch innv
vitally affect the linn,,), it..,.., i... ......
t ' V.t Id
gossip is that the Presnleni is ,,
longer mi favorably iiicliueil tevvai.
.-.HMi.ii .Vinsen advice te make
iiicssiigi. snort and sweet as
icw uavs age
t I irt.' 7 W 'n '" -i
'' - rcr!
P&ICE TWO CENTS
Bell Gives Warning When
Officials Are te
FOOD FOR KEEPERS
USED AS "EXHIBIT"
Officer, Who Had Convict Beaten
for Whispering Scolded
Guards in Public
THEN HAD BLACKJACK USED
, AGAIN AS "VISIT" ENDED
Pleas for Humane Treatment
Are Made by Men Who Ad
mit Breach of Laws
1 7 his i the Ihinl of 1 .irrnsef ar
lirlrs ilrsvrihn!i condition in the
I'hilmlrlphin County I'rinen, nt Holmes Helmes
burp. The fourth nrtklv will appear
Welfare workers, and even mem
bers, of the Heard of Prison Inspec
tors themselves, are deliberately de
ceived when they inula visits of in
spectien te the Philadelphia County
prjsen at Helmesburtr, according te
I r3 ' u
Cusutie was sentenced te eighteen
months in this prison en February
10 last. He served five months be
fore he was paroled as the result of
efforts by his brother Augustus.
"When eflieiul visitors go te the
pristui in the morning,'' Cusano
said, "the bountiful meal te be eatea
by the keepers at 11:110 is shown
them. 'See what our prisoners eat,'
jail attaches say, and the visitors
go away praising the prison and iti
officials, while GOD half-starved men
drink burnt rye and eat dry bread
in their cells."
Three bells, the same signal used
te warn of the arrival of Dr. JeserdX
M, Reeves, president of the Beard &
Prison Inspectors, is sounded te tell
the keepers in the rotunda that com
pany is en its way te the prison te
A "Reception Committee," usually
; a couple of well-tailored Keepers,
always takes the visitors in tow and
sliews them the "sights," but never
is any one, unless he is an inspector,
, allowed te step and tulk with any of
, the convicts.
"Censers Always en Hand"
If a visitor musters up courage enough
te uddress one of the convicts, there ia
I always a keeper close enough te sea
. that iin.v answer made is just as It
should be, providing it is net in tha
form of a complaint. The convicts ara
fully aware of the punishment thut la
meted out te any one who dares com-
plain of 111 treatment.
i -" complaint the prisoners have
! mut be put in writing, and. under the
Miles, it i llppesed te li, int..scd oil te
the VWiing Commit! f the inspec-
, ters. The ceuxict must nor complain
, verbnllj. And convicts who have com-
plained in writing about ill treatment
saj their letters neer reach the in-
if they did, no action wua
Pantev Cusano 4ijs lie wants It un
derstoed that In- is net complaining n0vr
for tile purpose of revenge.
"While 1 was at the prison," he said,
"l fared much better than the majority
of the men, for I am a barber, and I
wits in much demand "by the keepers.
Fer my services I go mere freedom than
the ethers and occasionally received
small handful-, of tobacco, which I
would trade te the cook for better feed
i Tobacco in nn.v form Is forbidden tha
convicts bj the prison rules. I
Men Are Net Helped
"Despite the additional favors shown
me. the treatment was mere than I
could Maud, and though I went in at
the ngi of tweiiii seven, I came out
feeling ami looking as though twenty
vi .lis luiil been added.
"Te preserve discipline it is net nee
essarv te make animals of the men.
eii are taught at that prison net re
pentance ter any crnrn1 jeit innv have
committed, but rather le be n criminal,
iiiiiJ le fel that von are a debased and
"I was born m Italv in Naples
b'i't 1 ha e iii-ide In home in this coun
try am1 I like it don't blame thn
ciiuntrv for that jail Hut I blame the
iiiiiiiagenn nt that ,il ews slte iIJ(lj.
ticn iu a i iv ilr.ed count rv .
"Something is wrong when such con
ditions exist. Something ought te be
done when men, iriiuinals perhaps but
men for alJ that, are beaten and starved
ns I was uml as I have seen nilier. u.
the Ceunt.v Prison
"The prison is laid out in blecka
with a large rotunda In the center. Tba
keepets sit iu a cnvlc m th,. (..llteP
"' t1'" rotunda, each with an ey,. down
the length of a block. At thn slightest
!'?" "f ""'T '," '"V"' '"'J"'" " "
tj'liW'""'" ."' ,l"' ,;,I,'J' 'f uu.v kind.
""! ""'"","1'" ,"" sumi.v one wlta
lulis and iiiackjachs, which thev !
1 net hesilale le use.
"I knew of one case iu partieiinir.
A Negro had been singing one Sunday
evening te entertain some of the muii
about bun whie the keepeis were at
supper. Old) one was en guard mid
hi reported it te the captain. ''i..
iiptalu sent three of the strongest and