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:. HHENDS IMPLORE
PARDON FOR LEIB
Pali of Fermar Petitical Bess
Storm Office of State Beard
BIG LIST OF APPEALS
Mends of William B. Lelh. one-time
political boss of Schuylkill County, i
made n spectacular fight for his free- '
oem Hjt Harrlsburs today before the
8Ut Beard of Pardons.
Helding Its last session before the
dvent of the Plnchet Administration,
the beard wns overwhelmed with par
don application. Attorneys nnd rela
tive of 100 com .cts crowded about the
Mere than 1500 letters from all part
of the State, urjrtng a pardon for Lelb,
wr ririvnA. Voluminous netltlens
containing thousands of signatures
showed n systematic campaign te In
fluence the beard toward llenleney.
The petitions bore the signature of
W. C. T. 1'. officials, bank and fra-
ternal ersanlzatum ethctais, mourners
Mtyc,irfft.n&Wu1:FIQHT IN SENATE RESUMED
county bar. !
Lelb. while a State empleye, was i .,.....
coveted of forging Hlnte tax receepts. " A"erta'Sl '" .. . iw
fti .- .-...! v.. i,r. ,. !.. ... Uiuhlnirten. Pee. 20. hue forces
en APr 10, 1020. and began herring
thttfVmen June 1, 1021, after fight-
in the case up te the United Btntci '
Supreme Court. struecie mr Dominance in tee wntm
r , , the former nienMire was siibjecteil te
Mascla Seek Parden 'another indirect attack in the form
Jacob "Hutch" Mnscin, convicted lis 'of bills presented bv S'nnter.s McKcllar
the slayer of rntreluiun Kpplcy in the nf Tennessee, nnd King, of 1'tah.
Fifth Ward election riot of September. Senater M Keller struck et the vitals
3017, nnd Jehn Cotelle. also a mem- of the Shipping Kill with an amend
bcr of the same b'Uid of alleged gun- rnent proposing elimination of the en
Tnn .iniu'iiled for pardons thmugh , tire (Jeverninent-nii! section.
McHcla's real name, it developed, i '
Jame Sngula. He Is serving from
fifteen te twenty years In the Kastern .
Penitentiary. Lostelle a terra l irein
..!.. Aflcfn Vlnrn.
C. Stuart Patterson. Jr., ntterney , Knning the support of the Ship Hill
for Miiscla and (.otclle. nf.crtel tlmt i opponents who have been urging con
Samuel i:. Meleney win the man who rlnurttlen of Government operation of
brought his clients and ethers from w i Oevcrnment-nwncd tonnage util the
Yerk te tht city as election guard. ' ,hips can be disposed of.
"Mnleney also was convicted, but,
gu7ef CorVecYien "and 'iaVeV'he was i
rewarded with a job as agent In the
Department of Justice," said Pat-
tersen. . ...
was senteneen eniy ie six hieiiiiih in iur
In considering tne oppnentien ei
Lucius Ress n Negro, who was sen
tenced te death in this city for killing
Ills wife. Lieutenant Governer Heldle
man, n member of the benrd. criticized
Philadelphia courts which "pass the
buck" te the pardon beard.
Ress pleaded jrullty of first-degree
murder and was sentenced by n visiting
judge. He has been In the death heuc
fix months. It was understood the
trial Judge acquler-ced in the move te
commute the sentence te life ImprlMjn
ment. Rester Case Mentioned
, Jealah Smith, former District At
torney of Delawnre County, counsel
for lless, mentioned the Hosier caw,
while presenting the application. He
aid bis client had slain undr great
provocation and thnt he might have
wen acaulltai ubu nc nioeu irmi
Members of the beard Indicated the .
death penalty will be commuted.
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J.nc application mnuc iur ,muii ioei: ever me prcniivrsnip, unii ien -
p'Oraile, a former empleye of the'crnl Zeligevski.
American Ilank nnd Trust Cempanj.' The trial of Nlewiademskl for the ns-
Pread street nnd Passyunk avenue. w sassinatien of President .Nnrutewicz last r "'"," ;,i L 0 'Wend. vVi V. T i T ,n. n ent,,rInn"'ct
oppeseti vUoreusly by Assistant DIs- I Saturday has been set for December 20 '" ' "' T".p,,)inB ,h0 W' , which lasted for Vxp hours and a half,
irict Attorney Kox. .before a civil tribunal. A six-wecks" '" treatment. . .Mere than 1000 members of the
n'Ornrfn wns eenvlcted of pml.ezzlinc t1"1"'1 of mourning has been prccrihed Other topic sujicestcd by nn dllnted Shrine flub were present te see that
maVn& ?t!LZ ? i,L nfi n B for the military, while the civil nutherl- upon by the inquhlters were the "no- iiethlnB was lncklnjf te assure hnppi
fTnn Sr.eher 14 H two U" wl n mourning for two week. Umeklnc" nn.l ..-nlkli" rul,s and ness te he boys and filrls. The bnn-
tenced en October 14, H-l. te two' til(V j1(lg f0,ic,s periods imposed n:i a quel hall was decorated with red nnd
r trn nnH n hlf vnurs in the K.TKtfrn h ,. r... i..u. ...., i nPAnn .!( ..i i .- .
renltentlary, Mr. Fex told the Court
xne pnsencr nnti eeen iieuu v.un iciii
rntly by the Court. His method of em
bezzlement was unusually clever nnd
plmcult te uncover, Mr. rex asserted
T!. nnl t i linn fni ll'fxn !.... ..nt..
TUe nDDllcntien ler u uruzie s nar-
den was made by his mother. Mrs. Con Cen
chettu D'UrazIe, who Bald thnt she ha
sine children at home lu dire need and
whose outlook for Chri.stnias Is bleuk.
A abort time after her son's imprison
ment his father, Donate D'Ornzie. was
murdered, leaving the family without
means of support. All the children nr
Seeks Sen's Freedom
"My boy's freedom re he can work
and support us would be the host
Christmas present I could wish for."
Rlrs. D'Orazle said tedny.
One applicant who. It Is theusht. '
will stand a geed chance of gaining his
freedom in time te spend ( hrlstmas day
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with his aged mother Is Runny Itlll w)i receive Christmas presents from ' ellapsed while testifying last Sntur
Webber, a convict In the Eastern Penl. the Oeverninptit In the form of Increased day, was the subji-ct of lengthy Inquiry.
Webber Is the eldest prisoner in point ;
of time served in Warden McKenty's
bentelry. He has been there twenty-
Aged Mether Appeals
TTm Ifna nnnriptpd In nnnilln. In 1COr
Of wife murder und was sentenced te
hang, but the sentence was commuted ,
te life imprisonment. Webber I new '
in bis fifties, but his mother is Mtlll j
living, and it is she who is behind his'
application for n pardon.
Despite the long years he has been
In tbe penitentiary, Webber has never
nan n hlnck mrirlr nruXnt Mu nn,T,n
TVifn fpTCnfp iM,n.l.liii.a Uln. .1...
most model prisoner in the Institution i f BerHn'B poe? children ww made
and ha. made him a "general ttxnty"nJT;ntSthhthpgnfX
with full liberty te move about the "f the New Yerk Central CommltteTer
prison wherever he desire te go. .KVef the Needy In Oeman, nnd
Letters urging a pardon for Harry Austria, each receiving a Christmas
B.Bern, Jr.. convicted of a daring jew, Package containing an article of winter
ebbery at the McQueen Jewelry store. ' clothing and a quantify of sweet-
Icelved from United Siotee Senater
...... ..t .,.,t 'ui. eiii, were -
J'.age, or ew Jersey: Mayer Beder.
of Atlantic City, and Prosecutor E. O.
Gaskill, of Atlantic County.
Bern, en October 25), lllll), wns sen
tenced te eight te ten yeure. He np
piled last year for 11 pardon, but it
wis refused last June nfter the Beard
Bd It under advisement for seven
' Pleads efr Life-guard
Mayer Bader wrote thnt Bern had
been a lifeguard at Atlantic City. He
premised te leek nfter the young man
personally If he Is pardoned. He will
be given a Jeb as lifeguard. Under
wrote. The Atlantic City Mayer and
ethers blamed hi predicament en bad
company nnd sold he came from a
highly esteemed family,
Mr. Beldleman suggested that the
trial Judge be asked te parole Leenard
Tey, of this city, who Is herring two
year for his psrt in the theft of n
truck leaded with liquor. Tey's coun
sel replied that the consent of the prl
Bte prosecutor is neiesary for n p:t p:t
tele and that the truck owner refuses
te sign for Tey until he Is paid 27.0,
tht value of the stolen whltky.
Mr. Beldleman remnrked that Phil
ndljila bootleggers have no right te
iihs te courts an n collection ngency.
He Indicated Tey may be pardoned.
oearil vettsi te recemiut'tiu n
for Benjamin Itlpley, who Is
km (0 five yearn in tee East
itiary ter entering te steal.
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.Tnhn McKenty, parole officer nt the
penitentiary, said Ripley In very ill
nml cnntiet live long.
A letter from Jiiiluc Davis, suggest
Ins; n pardon for Clnjtnn J. Louden Leuden
slaaer. wns read te the benrd. The
i prisoner la serving from two nnd one-
linlf te live years for en attempted rob-
Ibery. Assistant District Attorney Fei
I opposed the application. He wild Leu-
dcnslagcr Iieh a Ions peilre record.
Ament; I'lillndelphinnn who secK par
don nt the Christmas session of the
benrd, in addition te these named
above, are :
Jeseph T. Clnneey, charged with
making a fraudulent Instrument : O. 8.
llrewn, larceny ; Itcnjnmln Hlpley, en
tering with Intent te steal; Adelbert
Hay, assault nnd battery with attempt
te kill ; William Jerdnn, receiving
stolen goods; Charles ( al b, robbery
Wnr,giV" " ITiil. TfZ VSS:i
w, ui vuiiuig nun nun i ii i v-i'i j
nichnrd W. Alexandria aud Kdward
Bill Introduced by senator Mng
Would Transfer Functions te
JPIerting the Administration Shipping
" nnd the erris acrleulture ,
financing measure continued today their
Abolition of the Shipping Heard nnd i
the transfer of lu function te the
Department of Commerce wa propose.) )
In tbp bl ntreducel by Senater King, ;
nne ( nrnvted te urge it a a sub-,
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TQ NAME PRESIDENT
Merawskl Thought te Be Choice of
Warsaw. Dec. 20. (Hy A. P.)
Tlie Polish National Assembly wa
called upon today te elect a President
te succeed Dr. Gnbrlel Narutewlcs, who
was nnssinnted lnt Huturdny.
At an early hour this morning no
definite candidates had appeared. The
Nationalists, who, since the assassin
ation are as unpopular In the Diet ns
were the German Conservatives lifter
the killing of Rathenau. have again
failed te form n bloc with the Wltes
Party te elect a president by a purely
It was believed that they might ad
vance Prof. Merawskl. of Cracow I'ni
versily, or that they would support the
ABOLITION OF St
most ncceptahie rniiieni candidate.
- v - l... n,.,r tvnc nnntlilnr n V .
iftdrheieak!. General SlUeril I Who
I ' oicncKesni. vjtii iri " ""is i. I
BABY BONUS OFFERED
FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT
West Virginia Company Plana 'New
Arrival' Bank Account
. I-aiWfTJDUrjf. . a,. Use. . i
Parkwsbur. V. Va., Dec. 20.
ti . a t t.i .i.ti r . . i
ri -ran emple ? during S
The company will present each babe
ulti u h.inli tinnlt -nntnlnln mi Initial.
deposit of Se Just as seen as the new
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""""' Hume uue .in mu. ui .
v.hinMn r oe m ,t r
Veterans of the Civil War. widows of
terii!.H nnd Civil War nurses urebnblr '
pensions ns the result of nn agreement
rencheil by conferees en the Bursuin
pension bill. '
The bill was passed bv the Senate last
mmmer and by the Deuse at the recent
I I - I ln. LHI..1.. .Ill .
' tins-nil rrainuii. riiiii uiucrrnci's ee-
ii.r, .h. m hn.. ,nv hnn ..
, 1 ...! ,!. ...Un. nf .1. l.ttl
Senater Burburn, of New Mexico, nn-
neunceil yesterday thnt he hoped te ob-
tain final congressional anion nnd the
presidential signature before Chrlhtmas.
Pensions of veternn are Jncrensed
Pensions of veternn are Jncrensed
under the measure fr.un 3'V) te $72 n ,
month, widows' pensions from Ml) te
SU and nurses' pensions from .'10 te
m, rm . . . ...
HINT0N OFF AGAIN
ui,,., n.ni. a.u. -rt 1.,,
Aviator Begins Anether 2B0.Mlle
Lap of Rie Janlere Flight
Camocim. Ilrnrll. Dec, 20. (By A.
P.) The seniilane Sampoie Cerreln II, '
piloted by Lieutenant Walter Hlnten, 1
started en another Inp from Cnmecim
this forenoon, heading southeast down
he renst with rnentv .n mll ,1ic
tne const wiin .vrncai), ,iu miles ills-
imii, ui no luiuuni licit mopping
SERVANT GIRL 18 HELD
Edith Wales, n servant girl, was held
ln $1500 ball hy Magistrate Rebert
today after charges had been brought
against her by Mrs. Elizabeth Keens,
.1210 Turner street, a former employer.
Mrs. Keens sold thnt the girl dlsnp
lieared from her home last Friday and
that $40 Werth of clothing disanneiired
nt the same time. The girl, who lives
nt Eleventh and Merris X&tf denied
taking the clothing
Eight Reb Potteffice Safe
Chicago, Dec. 20, (By A. P.)
Eight men early today blasted the safe
of the Spring Valley, III., pestnmce,
obtaining about $300 and escaped in
two automobiles after a running fight
with a posse et farmers,
ARE YOU LOOK1NO TON HELPf Pint
tmpa tha vary paraen veu want la advar.
tlale undar Sltiutlena aa.,tui 19,JUu,
rp mtter party wes cenMderlng M.'if'r"ni1 Jl,r.v "." a w'? vlit te
,rar n-. ii. mv .n.puuua Mtii ui ,,,.,: ...,, ;.leelv iii'cstlened as te ny-iie cniiurcn. Ksprcss ens of dc
the Monencahela Power and Railway I l "as ,0ch Vel n in "who "sht crM'''1 R riote,,B im aB "
Company te Its hundreds of workers P ln JJ ,7t"ern0n . j tents f ,he box t.rercnted hy "Panta
ttirou.heut est Mrsinla. company n le n Bl bmh In dl Sli- F1"."" WJU nmlnnl. Kech package
emcials announced today. V'11 n"tnwen, jiiuuj,u m uirc uia : v , ,.,k . ,uL,
An iii ri n-n i . a ' r t -n n laivh -r iriiii in ti ii itiiniukiiui; iwi. i n - ji .
EVENING PUBLIC LEDGER PHILADELPHIA,- WEDNESDAY,
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A peep into the parcel -pet station at Twenty -second nnd Market streets disclosed the above, scene of postal em em
ple)cs wading thrcmch a sca of ChrlMmas packaxes of nil sites and description. Postmaster advise early mail
ing of gifts te Insure their prompt delivery '
GRAND JURORS QUIZ
Mai,e Anether Secret Thd te
,Y,tlKe nelne' eecrei inp xe
UMI,BUI I WW
CHECK UP ON CONDITIONS
Convicts of the llelmcsburg County
! Prison were questioned by mcmV-s cf
the fJrnnd Jury who went there today
te obtain further information concern
ing the institutions and nlse te check
P en ""mb"r e statements made by
William H. Ilesten, the warden and
rtriui n.'Ui.i . i ii'i v;i j u-ihfih.i
This Is the seind prison inspection
made by the Jury this week. Monday j
the Jurers visited Meyamensing, where I
V.j... ..!.. ll.n.Minl. In.nutllnn t9 tl '
III,,, til, 111,7 U III', I 'll,ll ille'.T. ,l,'ll ,, v.lv
place. Just OS in the case of the Mny
amenslng trip, the Jury made the jour
ney te Helmesburs quietly and gave no
hint of their plans in advance.
Ilesten and several keepers appeared
before the Grand Jury yesterday
te rebut allegotlens made by con
victs nnd ex -convicts concerning th"
feed, nrsllcnl treatment nnd general
conditions of the institution.
It is thought n dlK-ussien nle v.-ns
held ever th discoveries ninde bv the
unintl Jury nil il ri-i-riii vi-n i" in--
l,r,hen- " ,,mt ocSn!llen t!JF y.lslln?
....,. fn,.n.i ittn dniiie i-e s ecceri.
i' - ;' .in . .i., i. ;.,
nnd en th eoerlow -of then is
"".'V-. CP.r,a.in "PPratus was 'llsievi red
rin III imillDllliivm.
It was afterward learned that War- i Kreiesque, nnininten clown faces looked
den Hesten had explulned he was down upon the happy crowd,
merely enforcing the rules and rcRiiln- i After the children had been intro
(Ions laid down by the Heard of Prl-en (',lcp',. ,' Santa Glaus, Impersonated
Inspectors and could net de otherwise by llllnm Aiken, thty sat down te
unlerf, the rules were changed. a Christmas feast of turkey nnd nil
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Dr. Elmer K. Kelser. the Prison
nnvuifinn t- limn :i iiiiiiiiiit in iiiit it
S n W jounced .ninpha,c
MOVCral LCCncrs were aSKCCl 10 CI- I
plain the charges of petty grnft in
rim nnrr-lnu., nf fnhnri-n which some
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of the convict ji said was aistriDuien te IU wee, stecklnga. a hat,
favorite of the keeper in breach of Tkx of chocolates, story hook six hand
prison rules. kerchiefs, a pair of mittens, sweater
ine case et iiernnm iniinnan, new
sering a the-jenr sentence and who
CDCHIPU TO unMOD DCWAW
rHtNUH IU HUNUH HtNAN
Senater Opposes Centenary, Saying
ui-.--i- n.I.J iiu.i.ii. niln1
Historian Denied Christ s Divinity
TAI. Tl.. nf T,a Rnnnt. Inb,
night adopted bill inviting Government '
, !,,. ty, rnt.nnrv of the birth
liDrate tne centenary eiuienirm
"' Je'Ph Lrnest Ilennn, biologist and
hlMerian, wle wns born January 27,
hlMerian, wle wns born January 27,
182:1, and died In Pnrle ln October,
Th'p n0,n,lBt Senater Dominique
Delnlwe declined te associate himself
I r V. f I. .. Ri.nr.i.inn ttt ttnnntl f!nr1p1,in
,h"' ""'t'0'' -nnn wan a Ileynllst bs
hau deJ the dlvMt et ChrUu
, SEEKS MISSING BROTHER
Police tedny received a telegram from
Miss Mary Stowell. of Cleveland. Ohie,
; asking them te loente her brother, Wll-
, Iiiiin nieweii. 111111 ifu hiui . iu . nurrj
home te Cleveland te see his father,
'whn believed te be dying. It Is un-
1 uiTsioen inni munvn, wn'i in u jumb-
' terer, came te Philadelphia several
weck' a0 t0 work en n thentre unAtT
construction In Oermnntewn.
TODAY'8 MARRIAGE LICENSES
ireM Anrirrsen. 1113 Olle at, and Cl&ra
llAnlv 1,17 N. llth at.
, Jm' Hunt. 112 Mi. Vmwn eu. rnul
I Csihfrlne M. Hrewn. IBSe llrewn t.
,s,mui j Druchmnn. 4le cmbrliie -t.
nnd Miriam M. Helder. 1723 N. 424 nt.
Samuel Slmnn. 1D08 P. Oalleway t , anil
Yntta lilnthal. 1000 H d nt
Aluui1er Wllllnahani, 118(1 Madow at.,
and Allce Hlmpnn. TJ04 FranWferd iv
Den IlentTK MS N SBth at , and Kath-
rjrn Hharp, HMO Viela at
Raymond U. Wlllre, 3117 N. IIope at., and
netrnm M llradl'V. Merchajitvlll N J.
Vttcy Ilartfr. 44 nrewn it. and Klerfn'
H lieyrr. 4H34 llrwn at
William Lnnnx. L'810 N I3d at., and Cath.
rln Oaudleaa. 17110 newan at.
8amul Kaata, IBM N 3M at., and
(Itrtruda Utvlttlea. 3180 W.
Ocertn H Ptelkr. 800 R. nnth at
I $' SZ'ttZrHfr .i
IMana K. wiuiner. iiuin wiruru y.
Je-en Wtla. 224S E. I'amljrla at.
.Marl iiirej, '' i"'.!.'"1 i.
MKten A. Hill, nil N. 44111 t . nnd DaMy
A. Pryr. 'i! Olive, at
William nKinc. fti'lfl Pulaakt av,. and Dta.
trlca Wla. 150 llanaberry at
Itetwrt I. Hhrmun. atlfl IN. I.wrn(fi at ,
and Kmma ttnlnr, .134 N. Orkney at.
Harry H. Ncwcumir nerthaaat corner 7th
and Iximbard ata . and .Marlen fcHaaij, 323
Han'ry Simen, Droeltlyn, N. Y,. and Gtrtrude
lleaa, 023 Taakar at,
DO YOU WANT AJOfir ,THKRE ARE
planty of tham advartlal In th Halt
Wuta columns teflay en pas 00. Atvi
PEOPLE ARE BUSY
Makes Nine Heles in 42
Plnemtrst, N. C, Dec. 20.
Ferbes Wilsen, twelve-year-old son
of Willie Wilsen, Yerk Harber nnd
1'lnehum golf professional, played
the first half of the championship
course In 42 here in a nine-hole
match with Jehn. Peacock, Pluchurst
pre. Yeung Wilsen drove te green
at the sixth hole, 100 yards, and ran
down the putt for a 2.
Many Little Cripples in Party
Which Was Royally Enter
tained at Adelphia
GIFTS A REAL SURPRISE
Fifty-five children, half of them lit
tle cripples, who had net expected much
from Santa Claun, were treated te nil
the joys of n real Christmas us guests
of the Shrine Club in Hetel Adelphia
nt neon today.
The children had been gathered from
the home of peer families by the Sal
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The nartv 1 feral v took nnssesslnn
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of the entire banquet fioer of the hotel,
where one surprise after another was
hn, u,iiii:iuh uivu.i, cmercu ligilis nilll
,,,al R" wiui n neiiuny i inner, it
was nrnvlded bv the Ilnlil A,l.nl,l.
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I of teeth p.ihtc, a wash cloth, aeap. a
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I)r,Knt ncw ccn't;, t , taxicab
t. "i. , , . ' "... v""-"
eaiiK. n oex ei chkp. two wniinr naas.
anu a jar ei nlmones.
REAL "SHERLOCK" HERE
Sir Basil Thompson te Address
. , . . P , , ,
fir Basil Thompson, famous crimlnel
egiBt nnd formerly head of the British
Secret Service and of the Criminal In-
"stlgntlen Department, Scotland Yard,
Londen, will address the membcra of
tJji j.hllftdelphIa Forum n the Acad-
fmy 0f jjuslc tonight nnd will explain
the methods used during the World
the methods used during the World
War ln frustrating the nctlvltes of
'dangerous spies. Samuel P. Itetan,
I lrlrt Attorney, will preside at the
nyetlng. lld wi "P'n et 8:30
. , r- " Rhmu,cer; Pie et
M SJ ln hc ,wt,Chc.V'P iSl!te " wl
I n'n "I'l" ,i" .Blr'' & SSt Lhl!
14 J-ij-i. te ,, member of the Forum
n ,hV AeVemv of Mslc His final
tik wi be rntithsl '''he Human
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1 OUUDViUIYIuPl (VI UC I
Bala-Cynwd Organlxatl6n In Xmaa
The Women's Club, of Bala-Cynwyd,
URINE CLUB OS
10 POOR CHILDREN
held its Christmas meeting in the Prea
byterlan Church nt Oynwjtl this after
neon nt 2 o'clock.
The program consisted of mrlta
tlens and a tnlk en "Toys and Their
Construction," by Mrs. J. O. Brltten.
COPPER FOOLS ROBBERS
PertUnd, Ore., Dec. 20. (By A.
P.) Twe men Inst night held up the
Mentana assay office here, robbed the
manager, H. It. Williams, of 850 and
carried off In money belts which they
were, several pounds of gleaning cop
per, under the impremlen that it was
geld. The copper was worth about
CenMlng's Secretary Dead
Anacertes, Wash., Dee. 20. (By A.
P.) Weldron Griffith, for many years a
recluse, dropped dead yesterday at his
home en (Sueiues Island, near here, A
son said (irlfHth had been private sec
retary te tlin late Iloscee Cenkllng, Sen Sen
uter from New Yerk.
THK JOB YOU ARE IJOKINO FOn MAY
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Market St. Association Pledges
Help in Raising Fund of
$25,000,000 or Mere
The Market Street Merchants' Abse Abso Abse
elatien yesterday came out unequivo
cally for the Scsqui. Centennial. The
directors ddeptcd a resolution Indorsing
the fair and pledKlnc assifctnnce in
raising net less than $2.ri,000,000.
Daniel Olmbel, president, said he be
lieved the step was the roost construc
tive action yet taken in behalf of the
world exposition. The meeting was
attended by nine of the tlftecn mem
bers. Henry I- Michel! Is vice prcsi
dent and Jehn H. E. Pardee wcrctary.
The resolution says that "n merchants
we regard the oppertunltv offered In the
Sesqul-Ccntenninl ns the greatest event
that Philadelphia has ever had te pro
mote Its general interests.
"The entire cost of $40,000,000 te
?fi0,000,000 will be paid back In gnte
receipts nnd concessions, leaving many
permanent buildings and improvements
te the credit of Philadelphia, together
with nn Inestimable amount of inter
national geed will thnt will attract
The stated meeting of the directors
of the Fair Association scheduled for
yesterday was postponed indefinitely,
and it is net likely thnt the members
wilt be hummencd until after the boll bell
days. Mrs. Kdith W. Pierce lart night cnt
broadcast n speech urging support of
the fair project at the (ilmbet Jirotlurs Jiretlurs Jirotlurs
Punue TiKDOKn station. That is one
of n series of Sesqui-Centcnnlal tnlhs '
te be given every Tuesday tveninij by j
advocates or tue tair.
Deaths of a Day
Funeral Services for Bexmaker Will
Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon
Funeral services for tteerge Melsle,
president nnd founder of the firm of
(!eerge Meisle & Bre.. manufac
turers of wooden packing boxes at 217
New street, will be held at hi home,
ICO Richmond street, tomorrow after
noon nt 1 :IiO o'clock. Burial will be
In North Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Melsle was seventy-four yenr
old when he died en December 17. He
wns one et the best-known box manu
facturers in the city and had been the
nena ei nis company for tbe Inst forty
years. He Is survived by two mns,
Dr. Frederick A. Meisle, of 160 Rich
mend street, and Ocorge Mclele, Jr., of
Mr. Melsle was prominent in ledsc
affairs all his life. Besides relatives
and friends, members of the following
loeges ana organizations will attend the
funeral services: Washington Ledge,
Ne. r9, F. and A. M. : Kensington It.
A. Chapter. Ne. 233 j Kensington Commander-,
Ne. M. It. M. ; Hhacknmaxen
Tribe, Ne. 10, I. O. H. M. ; Fidelity
Ledge, Ne. 13.9, I. O. O. F. : William
Pcnn Hese Company, Ne. lfl, nnd of
ficers of the Pcnn Treaty B. nnd L.
Mortimer W. James
Mortimer W. James, forty-eight
yearn old, treasurer and mnnnger of
the Mnnheim Laundry Company in Oer Oer
mnneown, died suddenly from n heart
attack last night in his home at 428
Church lane, Oermnntewn. Mr. James
wns n former president of the Oer Oer
mnneown Business Slcn'a Association
and a member of Mitchell Ledge, Ne.
2fl(l. F. and A. M.. nnd of Oermnntewn
Cemmnndery, Knights Tereplnr. He Is
survived by his widow.
Mrs. Wllhelmlna Shubert
Mrs. Wllhelmlna Shubert, ninety
nine years old. died yesterday nt her
home at 18 Bird avenue, Mllheurnc.
She was the widow of Benjamin Frank
lin Shubert, and two daughters and two
nens survive her. A deceased 6011,
Benjamin F. Shubert, Jr., was a vet
eran of the Civil War and member of
the William Carey Pest Ne. 18, O. A.
It. Her grandson, Rebert S. Shubert,
Is a depntv internal revenue collector
and weJl known In Fourteenth Ward
Dr. James McNulty
The funeral of Dr. James McNulty,
who died Friday at his home, 2.'iil5
East Nerrls street, was held this
morning. Solemn requiem mans was
celebrated ln the Church of the Hely
Name, Kensington, nnd Interment wn'n
In the Hely Sepulchre Cemetery.
Dr. McNulty. who was graduated from
the Medlce-Chlrurgical College ln 1003,
bad a large practice lu the northeast
section of the city.
Jeseph A. Centannl
The funeral of Jeseph A. Centannl,
a retired grocer, who died at his home,
747 Seuth Wnrneck street, Monday,
nt the age of seventy-two, will
teke place tomorrow from his home.
Mr. Centannl came te this country In
1882 nnd was 11 member of the Secletn
Giuseppe Cerhl dl Oalabritte and the
Sacre Cour ill Jcsu. His four aens
are Alfonse M,, Leuis, Harry O, and
Antheny T. Ontanni.
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S and SV.JLSv,
DECEMBER 20. 1922
HALL OF VICTORY
TO COST $4,000,090
Sponsors of Memerial Plan te
Keep Within That Figure for
HOLD CONFERENCE TODAY
The cost of Victory Hall- rired as
a memorial te the deeds et valor of
Philadelphia's sons In nil wars. I net
expected te exceed $4,000,000. The
building, which is te be erected en the
Pnrkway between Eighteenth nnd Nlp;
teenth streets. Is te beuse activities of
A meeting of the ten architectural
firms who will compete for the honor
of designing the memorial was held
yesterday nt the office of Pr. barren
P. Laird, the city's professional adviser.
The architects endeavored te fix the
cost of the building en a cubic-feet
In advance of n conference between
the County Commissioners nnd I)r.
Laird, te be held today In City Hal.,
little was given out, but many details
of the proposed plnns were gleaned from
The hall contest, which has been waged
silently between proponents of n mu
nicipal theatre nnd of n municipal music
hall in the building. Ims apparently re
sulted in victory for the music audi
torium, The municipal-theatre Iden l
held te be unfeasible, and it has been
definitely determined te construct one. pf
the large auditoriums m that it will be
available for big musical events. Ac
cordingly, special attention will be given
te the acoustics.
It was nald the plan contemplate
several assembly halls of varying sizes,
the largest of which will accommodate
from 5000 te COOO persons. A base
ment will be available for the parking
of automobiles or for niitninnbllc shows.
The entrance te the building will open
en n "Vestibule of Hener," n circular
hall, In which will be placed trophies
of the various wars, with a beautiful
stairway leading; te tne fleer which con
tains the several trophy rooms. SevernI
halls, designated "Revolutionary Hall."
"Civil Wnr Hall," nnd se en, will
house the tokens of these conflicts nnd
of the part Philadelphia's sons played
In achieving victory. Efferts will be
made te have the various halls conform
In nppenrance te that In vogue during
the period when the wnr was fought.
It Is expected thai the ground-breaking
ceremonies will he staged en July 4.
102.'l. The ten architects designated will
shortly begin preparation of plana for
BAKER BEFORE JURY
PROBING WAR FRAUDS
Fermer Secretary Probably Ques
tioned en Cantonment Contracts
Washington, Dec. 20 (By A. P.)
Newton D. Baker, who was Secretary
of War in President WIIseii'h wnr-time
Cabinet, appeared today before the
special Federal Orand Jury, which is
in session here intcstlgatng war
The purpose for which Mr. Baker
went before the Grand Jury was net
revenled. hut it is known thnt re
cently the investigation lma centered
nbeut alleged Irregularities ln the build
lug of army cantonments. Several civil
suits te recover millions of dollars from
contractors already have been filed and
Department of Justice officials have
announced thnt criminal action also
would be sought.
Several ether former efticinls of the
Government have been before the jury,
which yesterday questioned Bernard
M. Baruch, who wns chairman of the
War Industries Beard.
U. S. TO SUE AIRCRAFT
CONCERN FOR $3,601,715
Claim Is Demanded by
partment of Justice
Washington, Dec .20. (By A.
P.) The Department of Justice is
preparing te tile suit against tne
Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation
for recovery of a war claim amounting
te $3,001,715, the Heuso Judiciary
Committee was told today by Assistant
Attorney General Seymour, nt the
hearing en impeachment charges
against Attorney General Daugherty.
Mr. Seymour said there had been
a wide difference of opinion among the
lnwyem In-thc wnr claims section of the
Justice Department as te the case., but
that decision had been reached recently
te begin action. He did net indicate
hew seen the Government would be
ready te go into court.
BUTLER AGAIN UNDER FIRE
La Follette Offers Amendment te
Wnahlnjrtfln, Dec. 20. Senater Li
Follette, of Wisconsin, leader of the
Insurgents, yesterday made flank attack
by means of a proposed amendment te
the Transportation Act en Tierce But
ler, whose nomination te be nn Asse
ciate Justice of the Supreme Court is
pending before the Senate. The amend
ment would mnke it unlnwfu! for any
person te try te influence the delibera
tions of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. Mr. Ln Toilette ndmitted hi amend-
mnn lu nrtrt it his flffhf npnlnnt tilt.
confirmation of Mr. Butler. He said
It wns Inspired by the fact that a few
earn since Dr. Jehn II. Gray, head of
the University of Minnesota, was given
leave of absence te serve aa examiner
for the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. While In that capacity, bald
Senater La Follette, Mr. Butler, as
counsel for the Texas Midland Rail
tuad, appeared before Dr. Gray while
the question of valuation wns pending.
Dr. Gray refined the request of Mr.
Butler, Bald Senater La Follette, and
seen after thnt Dr. Gray lest hln post pest post
tien at the university through the ef ef
lerts of Mr. Butler, one of the regents.
President Harding announced today
acceptance of the resignation from the
Supreme Court of Justice Pitney, who
Is in ill healthy
HOTCOALS START BLAZE
Put Inte Weeden Bexes When Ashes
Michael Dclgrelle, 1103 nail street,
early this morning emptle tithe ashes
from bis furnace Inte wooden boxes
in the cellar of his home.
Several hours later he found smeke
pouring into hln sitting room through
the fleer. He turned In an alarm nnd
the fireman found that, in addition te
ashes, Delgrelle had emptied llve coals
Inte the boxes, Nothing was burned
but tbe boxes.
Curtain Fire Wrecks Kitchen
The home of Antheny Valeria, 1141
Moere street, narrowly escaped being
destroyed by fire this morning when n
tinlr of curtains were blown by the
wind across the top of the gas range
end caught fire, Before the firemen nut
out tbs blase, everything int the kitchtn
Diss in Street Car
FREDERICK A. KINSEY
Who, feeling fntnl illness' coming
en whlle In trolley car, wrote his
name and address en newspaper
margin, then dropped dead
WRITES OUT NAME BEFORE
HE DROPS DEAD IN CAR
Victim of Heart Disease Left Means
Frederick A. Kinney, sixty years old.
dropped dead from n nenrt nttnrl Inst
night In n street car while en his way
te his home at 2020 East Chelten ave
Just before Kinney lnpuctl into un
consciousness another passenger saw
him scribble his name and address
en the margin of n newspaper hc had
Through the address Kinney's widow
and six ilnughttrH were located nnd no
tified of his death.
Mr. Klnscy wns born in Syracuse, N.
Y., the eon of the Rev. Melvin D. Kln
scy. He was educated at Syracuse
High Scheel nnd 1'nlverslty, nnd for
mnny.yenrs had been nn accountant for
business firms in this city. He wns a
member of the First Methodist Church.
Convention In 1923 te Plan Presi
dential Campaign Proposed
Chicago. Dec. 20. Delegates of the
Fnrracr-Laber Party who attended the
recent Conference for Progressive
Political Action nt Cleveland, will ask
the National Committee of their party
te define the future relations of the
party te the conference nnd will rec
ommend thnt n national convention of
the party be held enrly in 1023 te
plan the 1024 presidential campaign,
J. O. Brown, the nntlennl secretary
The conference nt Cleveland decided
against independent political action.
Cleveland, Dec. 20. Lecal lenders
of the Conference for Progressive Poli
tical Action said thnt State federations
of labor in Pennsylvania, Illinois, In
diana, Utah. Wyoming, Wisconsin.
Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky nnd
Washington linvc already Indorsed in
dependent political nctlen. Several In
ternatienal labor unions and central
lnlter bodies in New Yerk. Chicago,
Senttle and St. Puul have taken clmllnr
action, it was said.
BELGIUM RATIFIES TWO
TREATIES WITH CHINA
State Rights and Customs Matters
Embodied In Documents
Brussels. Dec. 20. (By A. P.) The
Belgian Chamber of Deputies yesterday
approved the text of the two treaties
concluded nt the Washington Arms
Conference by the Powers hnvlng In
terests in China.
The treaties referred te were signed,
besides China, by representatives of
the Tnltcd States, Belclum. the British
Kmplrc, France, Italy, Japan, the
Netherlands nnd Portguel.
The first was designed "te safeguard
the .rights and interests of China nnd te
promote Intercourse between China and
the ether Powers upon the basis of
equality of opportunity."
The second related "te the revision
of the Chinese customs tariff and cog
nate mntters," and was designed "te
increase the revenues of the Chinese
REV. DR. NORWOOD TO SPEAK
The relation of literature te Industiv
will he discussed tonight nt a meeting
of the Society of Arts nnd Letters In
the New Century Drnwlnv Reems, 121
Seuth Twelfth street. The Rev. Dr.
Rebert Norwood will be a speaker.
Henry Cnrneau Dlller will read a paper
en "Poetry and the Masses,"
imiiiiiimiiii imiii ii,iwiiViii' ' i 'ii i rsrvBHtr-9
Buyers of Pearls
FAKE RLM STOCK
Alleged Fleecing of Widows. n,
Orilirnri I aiil. a. I. 5
TALE OF BIG MOVIE RIGHTS,
Bridgefen, N. J Dee. 20.-R.iiu,
fake moving-picture stock In . m.j.'
tinn Science church nnd persuading
widows net only te hand ever yMrl
savings, hut te hoent hi. .,. l.i'
charges against Geerge Arene, wfe't,
wns ptaceu in me county jail here yfv
terdny afternoon In default of $28,000
ball. He was held en fourteen ceantnv
for alleged swindling. Arene ptim. .'I
he the president of the Calvert Prodoc '
ing corporation, or Baltimore, and salj'
he had purchased for S24.ROO v. ..
film rights from Florens Zlcgfeld, Jr
. .. J lie.-., . ' Ml I
iu iiruuuce enuy. )
Arene Bays he Is n bretb.cr-ln.Jatf
of n wealthy Vlnelnnd glass manuf.
turcr. His wife startled the town ,(
Vincland by appearing In a Ms!
priced car nnd premptlv Jelnlns
Christian Science church there. Arnna
accompanied his wife te services end
began soliciting stock sales after chntci '
from the worshipers, ,q,
Net only hed he the film right '
'Snly." W he. paid he hadk
finished another big screen production.
Vlnelnnd widpvvs gave him their
Ings nnd then helped boost for hi.
Rebert Risley, a cripple, gave up &
life h savings. Amounts ran from.
foasi6etbo lnrgm Subscr,ptlen' '
Arene left with $12,000 nnd n
te Baltimore. Somebody get w.
suspicious and the authorities ttlt.
graphed Zlcgfeld. The producer dnM
any knowledge of Arene or his Mhea
A telegram was sent te BnltinterV
advising Arene mew subscription, ;
awaited him in Vlnelnnd, and when K'
returned the police nabbed hlra. At
the hearing before Justice Harry D.
Witt yesterday nftcrnoen, Rlchinl
?ar.nc! .enc et SHcRfcld'a manageri
testified Arene was unknown te hlra
The Justice committed Arene te tht
county Jail in Bridgcten en feurtMn'
counts and In default of $2000 ball en
each count. Arene says he fernwrlv
lived in Atlantic City and denies an,
nttempt nt fraud. '
GOT A RIDE AND A MEAL
But Jack Didn't Have Any jaekr
Se He Landed In Leck-Up
After adventures In a taxicab ina"
restaurnnt last night. Jack Wells, of
Arch street near Fifteenth, will fa .
magistrate in City Hall this mernlnf.
The story the police related of his ad.
ventures wns that Wells hailed a tax.
cab driven by Kugene Vahy. at Bre.d
Street Station and requested te bi'
tnken for a ride in Fairmount Pars'.
Fer npprexlmntely an hour end 6 hilt
Wells viewed the dark scenery of tin'
Park from tbe windows of the taxi
Meanwhile he acquired nn appttils,
and ordered Vahy te set him down at a
restaurant en tbe Parkway near Art
street, where hc regaled himself with 4
hearty meal. Presented with the check
Wells announced he wns unable te pay
it. He compromised by going eutildY
nnd borrewir" fifty cents from Vsny,
whom lie told hc was short of changt,
Returning. Wells gave the waltreis a
twenty-cent tip, bought a pack of,
cigarettes nnti fled te the cab, telling the'
proprietor he would "see him tomer'
row." When Wells wnn conveyed te nil
home hc said hc could net pay his fare.
Vahy summoned Traffic Policteu
McDOWHLU VfC. IV, 10S3,
yenrn, Relatives nml frlfnda Invited te' tv
nernl nervlrea. Krlilny, 2 P. M., at th par
Inrn of Adnm C. Utrana-r. 434C Frankfort
huMmntl or PTances MCIlewcll.
nvc. I' ran mera. imvrment kei
On. IK -.J.
lllll Cemetery. Ilemalna may b vl
SKLROn. Dee. 20, 1022. JIr. JIABf
F1NI.UV sni.SOK. Funeral atrvleei tt,
I.ukn'u Church. Oermnntewn. Friday, II
A. M. Interment Drlatel. R. I.
MURRAY Die. IS. 1022. EMZABKTK.
wife of Wllllum Murray (nea Meer,. Bli.
Uvea and friends ure Invited te funeral, rtl
rtny. 2 P. M.. ct her Ifttn retlrienrt. 30(1
S. I.awrcne et. Intrment Grnmeiin i
Cemetrv. Friends may call Thursday alUr.
7 P. M.
HOl'l'. Dec. 10. ailOROB n.. haibM
of Lillian Bchell lteff and son of Sard
VelRt. llelatltca nnd friends, alie Waia.
ingten Camn Ne. 84. P. O, 9. of A.i Cillf
Ne. 60. P. O. of A.i Henry Clay CflunclTTW.
HO. K. D. of 7.,, ern lnltad te attanl te
nrnl ktvIce. ThurMay. R P. M.. realdtnt,
2320 N. 31 at. Interment Lonsdale Cae
ROCHE. Dec. IT. ANNA IS., wife of Jehfl
P. Ilorhe (nee McLaughlin). Itelatlvei aal
frlemla are Invited te attend funeral, jr.
day. R.30 A. M.. from hrr Inte rotldejiea,
2342 .Tfffernen at. Helemn reeulem maaa at
Ft. nilriiteth'n Church 10 A. SI. Internnst
1'ely Cress Cemi tery. ,
SALE IS CHARGED
Seldom realize the difficulty in
volved in the assemblage of a
pearl necklace. Large quantities
of pearls must be critically and
skillfully scrutinized te match per
fectly forty or mere.
Pearls which seem identical when
but a short distance apart reveal,
when examined side by side, dif
ferences of texture and tone of
color sufficient te destroy that
ideal perfection and uniformity of
quality which brooks no marring
The assistance of the experts of
this establishment is freely ten'
dered te each purchaser in making
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