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VOL. IX. NO., 76
SECRET TRIP TO
Grand Jurers Inspect Prison
Without Advance Warning
TIP-OFF BELL WON'T RING
THIS TIME AT HOLMESpURG
Inspection Party te See Hew
Rules Affect Convicts
HOSPITAL UNDER FIRE
Ouard Crafted Milk of Sick In
mate in Return for Stelen
Inspectors te Debate
Inhuman Prison Rules
The Beard of Prison Inspectors
Is te held Its regular monthly meet
ing this afternoon at Meyamcnsing
A heated discussion li expected
because Furey Ellis, n member of
the beard, advocates a change In the
rules, a suggestion which Dr. Jeseph
M. Beeves, the president, says will
net be countenanced.
The Grand Jury investigating con
ditions in the county prisons of Phila
delphia made a surprise visit te Moya Meya
mcnsing Prison, Eleventh and Bced
streets, last Friday, an almost unpre
Ordinarily the grand jurors arc
accompanied by court officers. Officials
of County institutions have known ex
actly te the minute when the jurors
will arrive for the perfunctory Inspec
tion. But In their probe of conditions
which keep men in solitary confine
ment and without feed for twenty
four hours, if even miner rules arc
broken, the Grand Jury decided en the
Without ndvnnce warning, the mem
bers went directly te Meyiimcnslng and
officials there had no inkling of the
visit until the jurors were at the barred
gate. A similar procedure will t be
udeptcd for the trip te the county
prison at Helmcsburg.
This investigation by the Grand Jury
was ordered Friday by Judge Auden
rled, of Common Pleas Court Ne. 4.
following disclosures in the Evknin'e
Public Li:dei:ti of the methods in use
Itetan Is Aiding
District Attorney Iletun has assmed
the members of the jury that lie will
lend every power of his office te facili
tate the investigation, and he has as
signed Assistant District Attorney
Maurcr te assist in the Inquiry in any
A. J Mulhcrin, n manufacturer, of
23e0 North Bread street, is the fore
man of the Grand Jury, whose ether
members are Peter Dasture, assistant
superintendent, 12I12 Daly street;
James Brown, machinist, IVMH Syden
ham street : Clayten Dinsmnre, elec
trician. 2ZQ Seuth Twelfth street;
James Fortunate, talesman, 815 Moere
street; Ituth Geun'ler, clerk. 710 Pres
ton street; Edward Grady, engineer,
M5 Tiega street; Frederick Haas, car
penter, 30412 Almend street; II. Kirch
enstein, Sr., chandeliers, III'!) Snyder
avenue ; Theodere Koeb, compositor.
230(1 S. Twentieth street: Clara Lynch,
housekeeper, 00." Daly street ; Themas
T. Mather, electrician. 1i.l0 Seuth
Kdgewned street; James llipaT tailor.
DOS Ellswerth street; Frank Temple.
Pr., insurance, 2100 Christian street ;
Jacob Welltel. milk. 1022 Ontario
street: Edward B. Wilsen, .steamlltter,
.1810 Pemberteh street; Anna Weed,
denier. 11.11 Ringgold street, mid Her
man Wolf, salesman, 2117 Sheridan
Will Talk te Convicts
The Grand Jurers have been In
itructed 4y Judge Audenreid te sec
and talk with anyone who may be able
te shed light en conditions at Ilnlmes
burg, and It is probable that convicts
will be questioned. .
Treatment of the sick will be In
quired into by the preTil-rs, and the daik
cells will receive attention. Kx-reu-viets
say that Cell 357 is the worst
Fermer Inmates of the prison saj
Hint during their stnv in the jail the
different Grand Juries were shown
through only I nnd J blocks, which are
of recent construction nnd whose cells
have windows in thorn. Other blocks,
such as II block, am never visited,
nceerdlng te the ex-convicts.
Recently discharged prisoners have
said that the prison officials are always
tipped oft at least twenty-four hours
in ndvance of the nrrival of Grand
Juries and that when the body arrives
at the cntrance gate (he three-bell sig
nal Is sent ever the wire te "spruce
up," company has arrived.
One man who came out only a short
time age says that the different work
shops always knew when the Grand
fury is headed their way, nnd that the
hospital nurae ftlwajs get the word in
Convicts Tell Stories
Complaints regarding the treatment,
of prisoners continue. One man who
Mrved nineteen months in the jail, de
clares that he decided te speak n t'ie
hope that he could help the men new
there. He say he get en the right
Blue of the keepers and In tills way
inunnged te get himself n job after
spending about two weeks "in boll bell
tary." On .Tammy 10 this mnn and his
brother entered the prison for two
Jears for shoplifting. Neither of the-e
Prisoners, who were jailed under the
iiaiiiiM of Jehn L. Scully and Edwaid
einalley, was twenty jenrs old. They
mine of geed family and hnd geed edu
cations. This helped them escape u
lentlnunl en rare Twrhe, Column Tlirre
fallna lletrl. I'Whurat. N. O. Ooeil com- I
sny auuahlnt, ipert and comfort. Aav,
Entered Second-Class Mutter at the Poitefte at Philadelphia, Pa,
Under th Ac$ of March a. 18T8
Hk.'s i 'PWiPlf " !
DR. RUFUS M. JONES
Haverford Professer and Head
of Bryn Mawr Trustees,
Knocked Down by Aute
THREE RIBS WERE BROKEN
Dr. Ruftis M. Jenes professor of
philosophy in Haverford College and
president of the Beard of Trustees of
Bryn Mawr College. Is recovering slow
ly at his home in Hnverferd from seri
ous injuries sustained when he was
struck by an nutomeblle Thanksgiving
He has three fractured ribs, a frac
ture of the knee-cap nnd a fracture of
the left leg.
The accident occurred In Moorestown,
X. J., as Dr. Jenes was leaving the
home of n friend, where he had eaten
Thanksgiving dinner. He was run
ning te beard n trolley cni, putting
en his overcoat as he ran, and failed
Ja sec nn npprenchlng nutomeblle.
Thp force with which the nutomeblle
struck him threw the professor into n
gutter. He was picked up and carried
Inte n house and later brought te Hot Het Hot
erferd In un ambulance.
At bis home this morning it was said
Dr. Jenes Is slowly but steadily Im
proving, although for n time his cendi
tien was considered serious, lie is
Dr. Jenes is a prominent Friend nnd
is chairman of the committee man
aging the Friends' Reconstruction Unit
In France. He Is also widely known
ns an author of books en religion. lie
Is flfty-nine years old.
Dr. Jenes is one of the best -known
educators In the L'niled States nnd
holds degrees from several universities.
He lias held the chair of philosophy at
Hnverferd since 1001.
He also gained pinminence ns nn
editor of ielljieus publications, having
been (lie editor of Friends' Review, the
American Friend and Present 'Day Pa
pers nt different times. These activi
ties, however, he gave up seven years
Twenty-two Killed When Sheck Is
Felt in Japan
.Santiage. Chile, Dec. 11. (By A.
P.) Streng earth shocks were felt at
Illape. and GVnlle today. State rall
a officials raid communications north
of 'the latter town had been interrupted
and that the station at Coqiiiiube did
net answer cnlls. The shocks were felt
cry strongly at Les Andes, but ap
parently extended no further south than
Vulpaiaise, where a tremor was noticed.
The center of the disturbance Is be
lieved te have been in the Vnllenar dis
trict where the recent disturbances oc
curred. Tolile. Dec. 11. (Bv A. P.)
Twenty-two persons were killed in
th recent earthquake en the Slilmn
bara Peninsula, en the Island of Kit)
whua, according te nn efTHnl announce
ment yesterday. Tills is considered con cen
Rcrvuthe, ns efforts are being made te
allay the fears of the inhabitants, who
are panic stricken.
Earthquakes were reported ale nt
Aomerl and Hakedate, but no details
have been received. The shocks con
tinued for mere than thirty hours with
out interruption. Unofficial estimntes
place the dcatli list in excess of 100.
Most of the casualties were caused by
houses collapsing. In some places the
land sank three feet. Many bridges
MAN THROWS HIMSELF
BENEATH TROLLEY CAR
Throngs at Thirteenth and Walnut
Sts. Witness Attempted Suicide
Jehn Curtln, twenty-eight years old,
18 IS Lembard street, attempted te
commit suicide this morning by throw
ing himself under a trolley car nt Thir
teenth and Walnut streets. The man
only succeeded in frightening bcveral
women. He escaped with miner bruises
which were treated nt Jeffersen Hos Hes
pltnl. Curtln was standing at the curb as
If waiting te beard a car approaching,
when suddenly, ns it slewed down for
the step, he flung himself in front of it
'I he motermnu jammed en the emer
gency brakes and brought the car t
slop before the wheels touched Curtln.
Pah-engerH in the car became excited,
nnd several women at the btrcet cor
ner screamed In terror.
Curtln is being held by the police
pending nn observation et his mental
HEAR OF MISSING FLIERS
Five Mere Planes Expected for
Search en Arizona Berder
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missing since Thursday, when they dls
appeared en route from San Diege:
Calif., te Tucson. Arte., shifted farther
r.n..(li l.itst .hi. Ai'lrmifl lint.jlni. ufnl.. ...
,jy lm (10 rcf.illt of two reports indi-
eating wiu pirm-uru iii i iiu missing piane
and aviators In that region.
R F M
HURT BY MOTOR
Plieeuiv, Ariz.. Dec. 11. (By A.
I.) The searcn ter colonel Francis C.
Marshall and Lieutenant Charles L.
Al'iililint' nriiitr nvtn recu lm ImnA li
7 JURORS CHOSEN
QUICKLY FOR TRIAL
Speed Is Made as Jvlurder
Case Against Widow and
PRISONERS SPICK AND SPAN
AS THEY WALK TO COURT
State Premises Sensations in
Story of Killing of Cir
te Try Mrs. Brunen
Foreman Walter Wiles, farmer, Vln Vln
ccntewn. Ne. 2 Samuel Wilsen, retired busi
ness man, Cresswlcks.
Ne. .1 Frank C. Kreclt, farmer, Wil Wil Wil
Ne. 4 Harry Rldgway. miller, Pern Pern
Ne. 6 Arthur 3. Chant, Beverly
Ne. 6 Jacksen De Camp, Pemberton
Ne. 7 William Pelnwtt, North Han
over township, farmer.
Seven jurors were obtained by neon
recess today In the trial of Mrs. Deris
Brucn nnd her brother, Harry ('.
Mehr, at Mount Helly, N. J., for the
murder of the woman's husband,
"Honest Jehn" Brunen, circus owner,
nt his home nt Riverside, March 10
Supreme Court Justice Kalisch.
presiding with Judge II. B. Wells,
announced thnt he was net going te
"take all day selecting a jury."
The examination of jurors went en
rnpidlv after court opened nt 10 o'clock
in the historic Burlington, County
courthouse. Judge Kalisch made it
evident, at n sidebar conference with
Walter Keown, counsel for the defense,
nnd Jonathan Kelsey, county prose
cutor, that he preferred te have no
women en the jury, because of the
probable duration of the trial. Twe
women en the panel were excused.
Archaic Procedure Used
Mr. Keown found himself In some
thing of a mnze in examining jurors,
because of the ancient forms of prac
tice obtaining in Burlington County.
During the examination of one of
tue women members of the venire. Ella
S. Dillingham, of Wllllngbore Town
ship, he confessed te the Judge that he
found the procedure different from
Camden County, where he comes from.
"Well, 1 must admit there has been
very loose practice," snapped thr Su
pVemc Court Justice. "Yeu can't go
en a fishing expedition te find out nbent
these jurors. I held you strictly te
law, and when jeu clinllcnge witnesses
'le the favor' you must state your
grounds. I want te get a procedure
that will net take all day selecting a
"Te the favor" is n method of put
ting a prospective juror immediately
en oath. The entire practice would
make a "Philadelphia lawyer" gasp. Te
the amusement of the sixty newspaper
men who crowded the space Inside the
bar of the court, it was necessary for
the attorneys te lead a long rigmarole
,from a tpewrltten slip se as te be
strictly legal in asking whether a ven
ireman had formed an opinion en the
It was after he had delivered his lec
ture en speeding up the selection of
jurors that Justice Kalisch called n
sidebar conference of the two atterneyn
and advised against selecting women
Is Dressed Jauntily
Mrs. Brunen and Mehr left the
county jail at 10. o'clock, resplendent
in new clothes, for n brief dramatic
march te the old courthouse.
The stage was carefullv set for the
opening scene. Justice Kulisch with
Judge Wells arrived shortly before 10
o'clock with Ellis Parker, who had met
him at Burlington and brought him ever
by meter. Justice Kallscli were a
light green soft hat nnd a long tight
fitting black oveiceat, and carried a
It was a dress-up occasion for all
concerned. Every one looked spick nnd
spnn ns the proceedings began, The
panel of jurors, 120 in all, waited with
an air of expectancy. The courtroom
Even the old bell en th courthouse
reef, which summoned the countryside
iu iiiu iriai at iu e cieck, wucn v rntiK
Huff, the veteran belli ingcr, put his
weight en the long rope lending te the
belfry, hnd a festive grin.
Crowd Watches Prisoners
The jail is less than a hundred ynrds
from the courthouse. Before the Inst
stroke of the hell had died away the
jail deer opened and the head of the
In the lead was Hariy Mehr, who is
accused by Charles M. Powell, the con
fessed actual slajer, who will be the
State's chief witness, of lia-r.sg offered
51000 for the murder of the circus man.
Mehr lias improved iu appearance
during the months he has spent in jnll.
His well-rounded figure and lesy dieeks
spoke well for the geed feed and com
fortable lodgings provided by Burling
ton County. He was diessed in n new
and expensive-looking brown suit and
hnd n clean shae and fresli haircut.
He were a brown tie and a brown soft
lint, and held an iiiilighted cigar 'be
tween his teeth. lie carried u leather
lawyers brief case with the notes he has
Continued en I'aee Twe. Column On
, FIRE HEROINE DIES
Edna Elchler Gave Life In Futile
Effert te Save Her Mether
Edna Elchler, seventeen-year-old
heroine of n fire at her home at 270."
Whcatsheaf lane, December 0, when
she attempted te rescue her mother,
died today in the Northeastern Hos Hes
pltal from burns.
The mother. Mrs. Anna Elchler,
died shortly after the lire, which was
caused by an exploding oil stove.
Anether woman, Mrs, Anna Monk Menk
house, seventy years old, also received
severe burns and is in I lie hospital.
Clt.Mli:illlV SAl't'K HF.UVKD
with maul beet ?' t te
ill wliole meal. Uui lCatiner
OF DORIS BRUNEN
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1922
ON HER WAY TO
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Mrs. Deris Brunen (right), en her way from the Mt. Helly jail te the
courthouse today for the start of her trial for the death of her husband.
She. Is in charge of Mrs. Anne Hemer, wife of a deputy sheriff
SIX PERSONS HURT
IN TROLLEY CRASH
Three Women and Three Men
Victims of Collision en
WOMAN HURLED TO FLOOR
Three women nnd three men were in
jured nt 8:05 o'clock this morning when
n Reute Ne 0 trolley going west en
Aspen .street,, crashed) into a Reut$ Ne.
48 ear southbound en Twenty-sixth
Mrs. Nellie Higgins forty-two venrs
old. 1720 North Marsten street. Cuts
Mrs. Sarah Woodward, fertyslv
years old, 2720 Neith Twenty-eighth
street; cuts of aims and body.
Prlscilla Mcintosh, 2010 North
Myrtlewood street; shock.
Russell Brown, twenty-three. :U20
French btrcet; cuts nnd bruises of
Julius West, sixty-four, 2C..2 Poplar
stieet; sprains nnd bruises.
Peter Rentennrl. eighteen, 1027 Mif
flin street; cuts of be.h legs".
Most of the injured were in Fhe
west-bound car. Miss Mclnte.sli. ild-
lag In the Reute 4S car, nt tempted in i
leap trem Her scat when 'lie ether car
bore down en the south-bound trolley.
The impact hurled her te the fleer
of the car. She lest her purse iu the
confusion, but It was returned te her
The six injured were taken te the
Laukeuati Hospital In the patrol of the
Twentieth and Uuttonweod streets sta- I
According te passengers, each meter- i
man thought be had the right of way
and started across the Intersection at
the same moment. The cars were bad- !
ly damaged. i
HELD INJVIFE'jDEATH I
Police Say Greens Quarreled Fel-'
lowing Drinking Beut
Magistrate Fitzgerald today held I
Jehn Green. 720 North Sixth street.1
without ball for the' action of the cer- '
ener en susniclen of manslaughter. Ills'
wife Mary, thirty-live years old, was
found nt tier Heme last nignt. tier face
battered and dying of alcoholism. She
died nt the Roosevelt Hospital.
When police of the Tenth and But But But
touweod streets station were called te '
the Green home by neighbors they found ,
the woman ling en the lloer in ngeuy.
The.v reported her face was swollen and '
, bleeding. Dr. Jeseph Geldberg, police
1 surgeon, examined her nt the hospital
and teid tne magistrate inre morning
that acute alcoholism hnd been the I
cause of death. Police declare they arc
holding the man becuuse it was re- .
ported te them that a light between him I
nnd Ills wife had taken place before she I
TO CLOSE PRISON DOOR
Other Prisoners In Easten Leck-Up
Preferred Warm Quarters and Feed
Wlinti (i linstnfllOft hnri-lnr nml n vn.
grant broke the locks from the jnll doeis
iu r.uNien, .imi mm iukml iiiki gained
their freedom, ether prisoners get a
wnill et iresty air irem outdoors uud
idled te the jiill-brcnkers te close the
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netiiing te tuem in compaitsen with the
Jail stove, a bin full of coal, three meals
a day and nothing te de. Se they,
waited nnd told the guard en his morn
ing visit that two men had escnned,
One of the prisoners was Themas
Perry, of Salisbury. Mil., arrested last i
week for a postirfllee robherv at Si
Michaels, Mil. The burglary of several
BtercH olse was charged against him. I
The prisoners had been allowed the!
fmmlfttii nf the enrrlilm linnni,... ..? .1...
, v. 1 1 Vi 1 """" i nil"
cold. Perry broke the lock en the deer
from the corridor te the jail building
with a poker and in the same fashion
pried off the lock from the building te
the jnll yard.
me etner man te eseape was Unrrr
la ti nil
PA. MINE CAVE ACT
U. S. Supreme Court Rules in
Faver of Anthracite Ceal
POLICE POWERS AT STAKE
Un Associated Pres
Washington, Dec. 11. The 1021
Kehler act of Pennsylvania, making It
a crime te cause the subsidence of sur
face structures by anthracite mining,
cannot be sustained ns nn exercise of
the police powers of the State, se far
as it affects rights te mine coal under
stieets and places where the right te
mine has been reserved, the Supreme
Court held today in a case brought by
the Pennsylvania Ceal Company ugainst
II. J. and Margaret O. Millien.
The court held that privute owners
cannot rightfully claim te have pur
chased mere than is stipulated in the
deed by which they acquire pieperty
The court, therefore, reversed the opin
ion of the lower court, but did net pas?
upon the bread question of the consti
tutionality of the law.
Justice Braudeis dissented from the
The Kehler act, passed by the Penn
sylvania Legislature, was signed by
GoM-rner Sproul en May 27, 11)21.
The law gine municipalities the right
te regulate anthracite mining within
their own borders uud created the State
Mine Commission for relief of persons
suffering damages from surface subsi
dence. A big celebration was held in
Scrauteti when the bill was signed, that
citv being chiefly affected.
Basing her suit en the Kehler act,
Mi". Millien secured a prellmlnnrr In
junction In Wllkes-Ilarre against the
Pennsylvania Ceal Company, but Judge
II. A. Fuller, of the Luzerne County
Cetut. Inter dismissed the injunction
uud held the Kehler act le be iliieon iliieen
stitiitKPiiii'. The decision was given
en October 10, 1021. I.nt June the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania rc-er-ed
the decision of the Luzerne
Cuiiiitj Ceuit. holding that the legis
lation was the proper use of police
power. i ne case was tneii carried te
the I nit nil States Supreme Court, which
lemieicii hi iieci-ien leuay,
Lynching Feared If Negro Who At
tacked White Weman Is Captured
Cersleana. Tew, Dec. 11. (By A.
P.) Bloodhounds are being hurried
from Iliintsville Penitentinry te Street
man in take up the trail of a masked
Negro who attacked a twenty-year-old
while gill at her home in St'reetiuan
A Negni who was thought te be the
gill's iiesnilaut was captured by a
posse this forenoon, but the young
woman failed positively te identify him.
The Negro gave his name as Geerge
Gay. ami he was locked up under heavy
guard pending the arrival of blood bleod bloed
hiiuiiiR The gill's lonrtltlen is net serious, the
Negro liming been frightened away
ii ft 1 1- throwing a sack ever her hen'l
and smiling her mouth full of cotton.
Excitement Is high, and a mob of
1.100 already has assembled in Street
man. Hundreds of ethers are reported
Inn i in-' toward the town.
Freestone County, in which Street
man is located, hns been the scene of
at least three lynching in the last few
LOOT HARRISBURG STORE
Burglars Crack Safes and Chain
Watchman te Pillar
Harrlsbiirg. Dec. 11. (By A. P.)
The store of Bewman & Ce., n the
heart of Herrlsliiirg, was robbed of
Christmas savings, bends and cash as
well as valuable furs and goods, early
today by three burglars who threw ii
(eat eer the head of II, J. Dennln. the
night watchman, and chained him te
a pillar. ,'U'e men spent most of the
night in the store blowing open three
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pubii.ha iMijS!a&.S&S!A!LVLA.rM br UU
TO RUN THE CITY
2 Democrats and 2 Republicans
en Police and Fire and j
Public Works Bodies i
COMPLIES WITH OLD LAW
Calls Meeting of New Officials
for Thursday Supplants
The Fire nnd Police Beard and the
Beard of Public Works, required by
the old Act of Assembly which has
thrown Qnmden's go eminent into a
muddle, were appointed today by Act
ing Mayer Vun Hurt. I
The four men named te the Fire and j
Police Beard are Geerge W. Tasli unit
Jehn J. Welsh, Democrats, nnd Geerge '
L. Bender and Charles E. Lane, Re- '
The Beard of Public Works is te
consist of William F. Schmidt and ,
Carrell P. Sherwood. Democrats, and
Charles II, Gieer and David W. Dean,
The Democratic members of each
beard are te serve until Jnnuary 1,
while the Republicans will bcrve un
til January 1. 1024.
Tnsh was a candidate for Recorder
or committing magistrate at the last
election, but was defeated by Recorder
Stuckheuse. Welsh is a State meter
vehicle agent : Bender is a former
Councilman and Lane is a merchant.
Schmidt was a ineiub"r of the County
Beard of Taxation; Sherwood was u
Coul Inuril un fuse Tnrltr. Column One
MAYOR OF CAMDEN
BYWATERS AND MRS. THOMPSON GUILTY OF MURDER
LONDON', Dec. 11. -Frederick By wafers ati"3 Mrs. Edith
Thompson 'were found guilty of the murder of Mrs. Thompson's
husband, Percy Thompson, by a Jury in Old BaiTey today. Beth
were sentenced te death.
CONFERENCE OF ALLIED PREMIERS BREAKS DOWN
LONDON, Dec. 11. The cenfernce of allied premiers, called
te arrange tie basis for an allied financial and reparations con
ference in Brussels, has broken down. It was announced this
' evening that the premiers had taken adjournment until Janu
ary . 'l!HrJ$S
ASBESTOS MINE FIRE DOES $200,000 DAMAGE
EAST BROUCIHTON, QVE.t Dec. 11. The mill and store
shed of the Asbestos Mines Limited, were destroyed by fire to
day, causing damage estimated at 15200,000. One thousand tens
of asbestos fibre was damaged.
Mrs. Rnumrmrl MrMnii- Atu-itr.
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ened by Smoke, Helps Res
cue Three Children
ONE WOMAN IN DANGER
Raymond McNalr, his wife and fam
ily of tluee children, escaped with dif
ficulty when their home at 1" Uigby
avenue, I.ansdnwne, was destroyed by
fire early teda, . A woman who makes
her home with them, was all but hemmed
in In her third-Hear bedroom by the
The lire had its origin en the ground
flQer, from u cause as jet unascertained.
Shortly befire dajlueak Mis. McNalr
awoke suddenly with a sense of dan
ger. She thought she smellcd smoke,
and aroused her husband.
Mr. McNalr lushed mil into the hall
nnd found the smoke billowing densely
up the stairs. It had blown into the
bedroom when he opened the deer, and
when he returned Mr. McNalr al
ready was up and awakening the three
The ilaiues were spieading rapidly
through the lewei lher and were at
tacking the staiicase befer" the family
were icaily le lenxe.
On the third lloer a woman, whose
name the polite did net learn and who
lives witli the McNaiis. had been awak
ened bv their shout". She dressed, but
before 'she was teaily le leave the fire
had made much headway.
Mrs. McNalr clasped her year-old
baby te her breast and followed her
husband, who had the elder children, a
boy and a girl, by the hand. The chil
dren, meused fiem sleep, weiu fright
ened and it lug. ....
Mr. McNalr led the way in the dnsh
for safety. Mrs. MeNnir followed close
behind The woman from the third Heur
All six persons reached the first fleer
in bafety, though the Humes were draw
ing near as the'- gained the entrance
hull. There was a moment of uncer
tainty ns Mr. McNair fumbled with
the latch of the deer; then nil were
snfely en the perch.
The smoke aroused the neighbors, and
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ported today from his home, -O.'IL' Wal
nut street, Attendants said he had a
comfortable night. His severe cold has
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Viewed at Glance
At Londen Allied Premiers near
adjournment ever failure of Eng
land and France te reach agree
ment en reparations problem.
Great Britain wants America te
cancel French debt, in event Eng
land would ulse cancel French
At Renn; Pepe asserts lie will
again appeul te Allies te bring
about world peace.
At Lausanne Tchitcherin pretests
against exclusion of Soviet del
egations from allied conferences
en Turkish affairs.
Firemen Carry Morten Resident
Frem Flaming Heme
Mrs. Richard Yeung, eighty years
old, of Morten, Pa., was carried te
safety by firemen yesterday when flames
destroyed her home, n three-story frame
structure, and caused .$20,000 damage.
Harry P. Yeung, who occupied the
house with his mother and his wife,
discovered the fire in n hall en the sec
ond fleer and nreused the two sleeping
After summoning fire companies.
Yeung went te the third fleer, assisted
his mother te dress and then led her
te n window. Firemen cnrried her
down n ladder and took her te the home
of a son-in-law, William II. Furrand,
who lives nearby.
Mrs. Yeung is suffering from shock.
Twe Vessels te Be Constructed
Under Washington Treaty
Londen. Dee. 11. (By A. P.)
Prime Minister Bennr Law announced
In the Heuse of Commens today that
the Government had decided te begin
the construction of the two new battle
ships allowed under the Washington
APPEAL TO ALLIES
Fears Brussels Conference Will
Engender Bitter Disap
pointment 8 NEW CARDINALS CREATED
Bit Associated Fren
Heme. Dec. 11 In his allocution at
his first coiisisteij tedaj Pepe Pius re
feried te the lenfeieme at Genea and
similar meetings, a.sertlns that he
would leiteiate le the fotthceiiilug
Brussels Cenfereiae his exhoitntleu te
the Genea delegates tu consider i cine
dies for the sad londitieii of iiuinj
of the world's peoples.
He said conferences such as the pio pie
in1?1 1'ni!'-,ls meeting were useless and
likely te cause bitter nnd dangerous
disappointment unless ih,. (iowrnment (iewrnment
decided te temper Justice with chnrlix.
He protested against the conditions in
lalesime. where the huge I'ntli.dic in
terests were net being s-ufliiientlv safe
guarded; pointed te the need for con
tinued help for HiiNsln in m, w et the
distressing conditions theie. am! urn .
n-establishiueiit ,,f ,)eUL.,. , ,
throughout the world.
In regui.l te Palesiiue, l, recalled the
allocution of the late Pepe Benedict Iu
the consistory et June Mi, liC'l. which
charged that the .lews were taking n-1-
"tlin , ,i'. V" ."'" '"!"' '"" ''"Idered
the prnieged position enjoyed bv tu.
Cnrls;a,,, wU,lU '" ""ri
Pepe Plus added that he adopted thi.s
as his own pretest and that I ,. , ,i
carry out his predecessor's liiicnimns as
expiesseil 0 ,mt occasion se that "I,
the settlement of the Hv j,llm .,'
rights of the Ca holies and ,
tiaiiN muy be nafegiiuide.1."
Alse considering hew great the
rights of the, Catholic Church ,, ,
there," he continued, "we cannot but
wish these rights te be safeguarded, ,,
only ngninst the Jews and inudeh, u
also against the non-Catholics te
belong "Vt'r 8CCt r """ "' '!"
The Pepe voiced his happiness at
welcoming the cardinals, who were a?
sembled for the first time since his e e e
vntlen. He also delivered a eul egv of
his predecessor, .lecla.ing that Benedict
-W had governed the Church during ni
exceedingly stormy period i ",.
nianner as evoke,! net only the np dause
of he Catholics but also the ailu Irutieii
et his ndwrsaricB."
He announced his coming Christina
"..Valium, I'limitiiuiig me pregraiii of
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POPE WILL AGAIN
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Would Take Similar Action
Says Repert Proposal te '
Hughes Forecast r,
ENGLAND WOULD PAY U. S.
Arrrn rvrriinrn nrninnl
Hntn caiciiucu rcniuu
Plan Evolved te Prevent Eri"!
tente Rupture Over Rep- '"
aratien Problem '
MORATORIUM FOR GERMANY
Premiers Expected te Adjourn
Conference for Period of
By Associated Press
Londen, Dec. 11. It was s.tntcd Jn
nn authoritative American quarter to
day that the chief hope of bringing the
British and French together during the
period of adjournment te which the
conference of allied Premiers new
seems deemed, lies with the United
It was said by this authority thit
England will probably ask the Ameri
can Government if it is willing te cancel
flic French debt te the United States
provided England in turn cancels tha
French debt te Great Britain and at
the same time enters a definite agree
ment with the American Government
te ultimately pay the British debt te
This suggestion was made informally
te a certain important American new in
Londen nnd it will probably be pre-
sentcd directly te Mr. Hughes, the,1
American Secretary of State. In the
course of the present week.
Great Britain is said te leek favorably
en the cancellation of the French debt
due her provided the United Stntes can
cels the French debt te America. It
is the belief of British officials that the
United States would be willing te nt;
Icust attend a conference nt which such
a preposition could be thoroughly dis
cussed. Payment In Fifty Years ,,.
It was also stated in American circles
thnt the definite agreement te pay the
British debt te the United States could
or might be accompanied by n proposal
for n long period, say fifty years, in
wbicli only interest would be paid. lt
was explained thnt this was en the
theory that the United States was pri
marily interested in securing the ulti
mate payment of the British debt,
rather than an immediate settlement.
In conference querters it was the gen
eral view that France has indicated her
willingness te give up military penalties
in return for the cancellation of debts by
the United Stntes and Great Britain
nnd would be ready also te give a long
moratorium te Germany.
The proposed adjournment of the
conference of Premiers would begin te
night nnd extend for eight days. It l
designed te avert an open rupture be
tween England nnd Frnncp ever the
question of German reparations. The
adjournment has been virtually de
cided en. 'i
The British Cabinet rejected the
measures of force for the Uuhr district
upon which Premier Pelncare Insisted.
Prime Minister Bennr Law informed
Premier Pelncare thnt British public
opinion was overwhelmingly opposed
te any military measures against Ger
Peincnie had made a demand for th
occupation of the Uuhr as a guarantor
ler a German moratorium. '
French Demand Guarantees i
The conference probably will resume
its session in eight days iu Londen or
Paris. Meanwhile it is hoped that sem.t
guai an tees maj be found which will
satisfy the French and al the same time
make military action unnecessary, f
It was stated iu French circles thnt
the imminent adjournment was increlv
a maneuver te prevent nn open brefili
among the Allies, particularly between
France and England, and that thci'u
was little likelihood of finding a com
mon basis of agreement between Eng
land and Fiance.
It was further pointed out Hint In
spile of Premier Point nre's desire te
co-operate with the new British Gov
ernment, lie has been forced largely by
(lie political situation at home te df
iiiaiid the Uuhr ns the price of any con
cession te Germany.
The meeting of the Premiers sched
uled ter this neon wim postponed until
1 e clock. It was expected that in the
meantime private interviews would tiiLu
place among the Premiers In an eleventh-hour
effort le sine the cenvcrsa-
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I S. TO CANCEL1
FUNERAL SECRET ONE I
Camden Physician, Friend of Sen Sen
aeor Penrose, Decreed Unostentatlen
Dr. Joel W. Fithian, prominent
, Camden phjsiuinn and a former politi
cal leader iu Camden County and eloae
friend of the late Senater Penrose,
was buried fiem bis home ut 008 Broad
way this morning in a manner similar
te the circiimstunces of Senater Pen-
rose's f unci ill here some months aft).
Dr. Fltliian died en Saturday. "
By his own request, made in a net
left te his wife, Dr. Fltliian was buried
without ceremony or the attendance et
friends. Ne public notice was filveu
of the funeinl.
Ills body was taken te the cemetery
nt Greenwich, N. J., in compliance
with hie wish that he be burled with
Dr. Fithian was a practicing physf
clan in Camden County for thirty-tnrctj
He was a member of the Camden,
Beard of Health and superintendent yt
the tuberculosis sanatorium nt AncerH.i
N J. He had been president of thn
Benrd of Managers' of tluiF sanatorium
for ten years. He was formerly Ceiwmr
of Camden County and served one tersi,
in Council from the Ninth Vard.
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