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DIRECTOR COOKE SEES
WAY OPEN FOR UNITY
IN PUBLIC SERVICE
EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHlAttfESDAY, SEPTEIUBEB 29, 19U
TRENTON STATE FAIR IN FULL SWING
Believes Coming Conference
of Mayors Will Be Effec
tive Means for Devising
Regulation of Utilities.
Olreilor Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works, pointed out today that co
operation of American cities Is essential
In the effort to regulate public service
Ho referred to the conference of Mavnri
to bo held In Philadelphia 111 Novombrr
ns the first step In the Intercity action
toward regulation of public utilities' com
"The Importance of the great confer
ence of Mayors of American cities, to
be held In this city, November 12 to It,
Is attested by our correspondence both
with city ofllclals and with the rcpro
ccntatlves of 'bis business,' " he said.
Acceptances have been received from
the Majors of M of the leading cities
The utility corporations, on the other
hand, appreciating tho Importance of
having their side of the questions dis
cussed adequately presented, are secur
ing for us speakers of national reputa
tion. "It Is both curloui and gratifying to
ee Philadelphia taking the lend In the
discussion of these fundamental civic
problems, because as a city we have not
had any settled policy as to our own
public utilities Our water works are
both municipally owned and operated; the
gas works are municipally owned and
privately operated; the electric plant Is
both privately owned and privately op
erated, while the existing arrangements
with the street car company calls for u
sharing of profits.
"The drift In recent years has beer.
toward Stato regulation. Especially In
the East the public service corporations
have within the last few years worked
In favor of State regulation. In so doing
they apparently have been Inrgely In
fluenced by a desire to avoid the Incon
sistencies Inherent In local regulation. In
the far West there ore reasons to be
lieve that In many States they are
emerging from a period of unqualified
State regulation. In some Western lo
calities there Is a disposition toward
Stato regulation, tempered bv honi
rule, and In others to a type of home
rule that leads ultimately to municipal
ownership. Even the strongest advocates
of State regulation see In the principle
B3 CXOhDSOV rWMlHMy ( A 'Lrt,.. -. .,. rtWS '
f 'f f
LEFT HUSBAND A CENT
"Account of His Worthlesness," Says
Wife in Her Will.
NEW YOP.K, Sept. 3. -John B. Hen
drickson. H3S Bu.-hwick avenue. Brooklyn,
who Is "in account of his worthlessless"
mut o'f with one cent by the will of his
wife, who died August S last at tho New
York State Hospital, King'? Park, has
filed with Surrogate Ketchum ot Bruokb n
n. petition for its pre bat?.
Hendrickson as he has waited ever
since his wife's death for her executrix,
Mrs. Martha Winter, IT St. Mark's place,
Brooklyn, to file the will. He s-ays he
believes Mrs. Winter will refue to act
as executrix of the will and nil! refuse
to apply for Its pro bat. tTndtr the
terms of the tn'tiument an stato of
$3000 is distributed among Mrs Hendrlck
son'b four children
DOMINION'S HOLD CROWDED
Steamship Brought Biggest Cargo of
General Merchandise During War.
Every Inh of tne hold." of th American
Line steamship Dominion were Jammed
with cat so. The wcrk of discharging it
began Mda.v. It w.ik die of the biggest
carges of gene.il meivhandlrfr brought
hero slncf U.o outbreak of hostilities in
Europe. Chlf among the goods Imported
are large ruanitUs of iute, wool, goat
skins, jam and cotton products.
Longshoremen engagrd in unloading the
cargo wru extiemely careful tn handling
one large- cape. lt lil.i was mark"!
"reptiles " It cf matin d -ewral tlno !. U
' mriij uf -r. ikic, but v hit w.ll o-. un
of t .em i i.ot knuw n, a neither the
same of the enn.ign.-'- n'r the consignor
tl on the pacltiige
LADIES' DAY ATTRACTS BIG
CROWD TO TRENTON FAIR
Innovation Proves Populnr Suffra
gists Present in Force.
TKBNTON, Sept . "Ladles Hay" at
the Interstate Pair proved a great at
traction today, and the fair gtounds wore
ctowded before 9 o'clock. This was the
first time that the management has sot
aside u special day for women, and the
Innovation proved populnr. By chang
ing Children's Day from Tuesday to
Monda, as wa done this year, the side
show men and fakirs generally got them
selves established early so as to gain
the patronage of the young visitors, and,
as a consequence, nil the shows and
exhibitions had an early start and were
under way today. Those who know fair
work lealize that the children's money
tlrtu.illy pays the expenses of the whole
week for tho sideshow folks, and helps
out the expenses of the refreshment and I
other stands to u consldotable extent.
A large delegation of suffragists came
here to watch the meetings of the three
State political conventions which are
being held in Trenton today, and to urge
that the women's suffrage resolution
plank of the list ennwntinns be re
adopted; but before the politicians were
through with their work many of the
stiff: agists had found their way to the
fair grounds. That New Jersey was ready
to give tho electorate of the State the
privilege of at least oting on the mat
ter was the talk on the grounds. The
resolution giving women the ballot was
t.assod by the last Legislature. It must
be passed again next winter and then
It will go to a vote of the electorate be
fore the proposition can be adopted.
As a recognition to the large number
of women present. Secretary Maigerum
improvised several horse races with
women riders, and this proved popular.
Everything was don for the comfort
and convenience of tho women and they
bad a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Tomorrow will be "farmers' day" at
the ralr and largo crowds from trie rural j
sections are expected.
8UTTEP STAMP OF 0ftf MDGE
AND BIG WHEEL
GOVERNORS WILL WORK
FOR SMALL COTTON CROP
MURDER OF YOUNG WOMAN
PUZZLES POLICE OFFICIALS
I Also Will Prevail on Government to
Aid Farmers Financially.
, WASHINGTON-. Sept. !. The cotton
I conference of Governors leached an
I agreetnei.t this afternoon and adopted
rcsolutkms as follows:
"The Governors of the States agree to
do all In their power to curtail the acreage
planted next year In cotton; Southern
Sonntjrs and members of the Howe agree
to urge curtailment and to prevail upon
the Fideinl Government to oxtend finan
cial aid to the cotton farmers."
The resolutions do not commit the Gov
ernors to culling extra sessions of their
Legislatures to enact laws curtailing the
cotton production, nor do they commit
- the members of Congros to urgo Federal
Patriotism Stirred by Appointment of j I.-eMaron for such a purpose.
T . The rosolutions provide that members
New Lender. of t-onj.res, sdmll urge the enactment Into
CAPETOWN", South Africa, Sept. 10. , law of the Hoki-Snilth amendment to
Veteran's of the Boer War are r illy- the Aldrlc h-Vreeland emergency currency
Ins to the support of EnuUml. Patriots i law, extending the benefits of the law
demonstrations were held today. The I to state banks.
aetlon of General Botha in accepting, committee, consisting of Senator Itob
the post of commender of the defense j inson, of Aikansas. und Ruprosentatlvcb
forces of the 1'nlon of South Africa has j i,er and Harriwick, was named to In
causcd much enthusiasm. A meeting of ( frm the President of the conference ami
the oltlcers of th defense force was held , to solicit his uid.
today, when a number of general- -poke.
and all agieed to defend the Government
in any measure it should adopt JEWELRY THIEF GOES TO JAIL
rue inquest into ine uram ui urui-im
VETERANS OF BOER WAR
RALLY TO AID ENGLAND
londok's :;ew lord mayor
LONDON, Sept. . Sir Charles John
ston was elected Lord Mayor of London
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSE
Michael J rtt, .411 .V Mrtlewoo1 tret.
an! nni'' l.t ell. V.H , (j.alie gtreet
George J. Mc'iratt Vim H'twnir i., ani
Margaret M 'i-"i Hill, . iah utreet.
James A Uen jii W!:.!in.-t. n, tHl, in
Keln I! v ' i Wilmington. IM
Allien J. -i. Slei JV u'eUel t . iti'l E.ta
Toomtn. .'4;S k .-learneM t,
John A Kirle!, l-jo K A!ln .. and Marti
h A iii'Iimi lulii .V Kront t,
Walter Ur ur. Arhr.nton, M . and Kiorem
I. JUrou.l Aillniann. Mats
Herman II 1'ihen. it Walnut tt . and Mil-
drod V.-nhimr r.2l Erl v
Alrhonso ria, lT3i I'tmli-rtou it., b1 Ev4
roleman lJurliy Pa
Charlo K !lMnlt Vii Earl ., and Amandd
Rlchler. lolT 1! i'olun! I.. ae.
Abrhnm Kltfln, iiiiT Ih,h air , and Ma S t
Wrlmnrtll Vi N. 4ih'i.
Gcorse I M Cfr.rit.lf i:o.,,l :rnuv u, '
Jacobus De La Rny. who was shot and
killed by a force of police on September
13 near Johannesburg, was held today.
Evidence tended to show that the shoot
ing was accidental.
General Beyers, who was with General
I) La Roy at th- time, declined that
thev did not hear the police challcng".
' General De La Hey knew that the
Government was suppressing his letter
of resignation." said General RVsers.
".iut In did not mti(ipat an arrest "
General Pe I.a !:- bud jJst resigned
ns i oinmander-ln-chlef of the defenif
fjree of the L'nlon of . uth Africa.
General Be ers said he and hb com
panion were on iheir way homo In an
automoollo and that thej were travelling
NORI JAILED FOR NON-SUPPORT
Carlisle Man Also Charged With Em
bezzlement at Indian School.
("ARI.ISLE, Pa . Sept :3 -Slrenl J. Norl
esterday was committed tu the Cumber
land County Jail In default of furnishing
uond to comply w-ith an order of court
directing him to pay his wile the sum
f ! a wek.
Mrs. Ida V. Norl charged her husband,
who is alrf'i resting under the charge of
having mbcszU-d monoy from students
at the Carlisle Indian School, with non
support Norl's trial on the embezzle
ment charges has been twice deferred at
thr request f the Tederal Indian Office
TOWNSHIPS ASKED TO PAY FEE
and Ann M. M.'-.olln.k. 8uln H.tnh.7 :, (" """""" v,v.v.-,
Jme a rn.-vni-. 1 1 .v inn ,,.. ami Bioua-ht Action Atrainst Authorities.
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Conshohocken Man Says Liking
Babies Was His Downfall.
NOItKISTOWN, Pa , Pept. 20. George
PeHavrti of t'onshohocken, who plead
fd guilty In court today to stealing jew
elry valued at 150 from the home of
Mis. Hattle MtKernnn, In PotUtown,
while on a visit, was sentenced by Judge
Swartz to two jenr in Jail. Ills excuse .
tot the theft w is that In- liked briblor
and had gone to Mrs. I). Haven's bed
room to eee hei b.t'.), then saw tlie i
jewel and the temptation was too grent '
Sentene was deferred on Solden D '
Hltiulst, of Jamestown, Va , ulio ud
mlttl that he forgd a check for H3S
wlille stopping in Pottstown to get
money to marry a girl In Pottstown. Tlit
two eloped to Llkton. Md , and were
married. Hllquist was arrested at Nor
Akron Mission Worker 'Found With
Hatchet Buried in Skull.
AKRON, O., Sept. 23. A small scrap of
paper on which a few challenging words
were scribbled Is the only clue police here
have to tho murder of Miss Vlnnlc Bec
ker, a young mission worker, who was
found dying late yesterday afternoon In
the rear of her brother's tea shop at IS
Bartges street. A hatchet was burled tn
her skull and she died a few minutes after
reaching a hospital.
Tho theoiy of the police has led them
to search for a religious fanatic. They
bellevo that the gill's work among foreign-born
pumbem of her mission classes
mude lier the unfortunate object of n
vctueful love. On the note found on tho
counter in tho tea shop were written
these words:. . -
"Why didn't you recognize me last
It Indicates to police this fragmentary
theory: The murderer visited the store
while Miss Becker was out for a moment.
Afier ho le'ft the note she came In. Ho
challenged her orally, and, becoming en
raged, killed her.
The hatchet was sunk Into Miss Bec
ker's skull as far as the handle would
permit, and still was In the wound when
the girl whs found dying, r-ho was unnble
to talk, despite the use of stimulants
given In hope she would revive sufficiently
to give the police some clue to her murderer.
GET THE SAFETY HABIT,
SLOGAN AT THE CARNIVAL
Crowds Hear the Advice Oft Re
peated at tho Closing Sessions.
Get tho safety habit; practice It and
help others acquire the same habit. This
Is what tho Carnival of Safety at the
Convention Hall, Broad street and Alle
gheny avenue, this afternoon emphasized
ns one of the golden rules of safely to
ten thousand persons who crowded the
AVhlle the carnival Is scheduled to close
today. Director Porter and a number
of city officials are considering tho ad
visability of prolonging tho "safety first"
performances by the police and fire dc
lnrtments for the remainder of the week,
thus giving opportunity to many people
who arc unablo to leave their places of
business. Tickets to the number of 417,000
have been distributed.
RELIEF FUND GROWING
Kath-rln E I
John LukR I4j' Kuitr , and Ktnl
John Fami ITSU N Jjth t , and Jnnle r
Kenn aoo'i i; w ,i
MUhelf I'unlno. n 'a rrnr I , and An
(unU Clanfranu .'3" P-tuatr it
John C Hchlef 1414 W. IrfhlBb ttve., smj
Florence ,. Ikl.-nermun, ;U . .N'ewivirk
Anureu Rlr otl i;rnianmun me , ond
Ida tvUman. 453 ." ;'ottj it.
LudHlg s. j5-han, .itttt x. JOra at . and
Marcarei h Felton, S.iaJ M" hr at,
Jam-i T Thomtti 3'.u Mrkt ., and
JUry K Mulilan. 3il FUbart at.
Conrad EnelaTm. Jr.. W .'. 434 at . and
ElUatwth F Mi. kl. Tnntun, K. J.
Edard I. UMUr iui Arck M-. ud Mr-
E. Ilaruptun. Mk s l;ik t.
Clarsnie j O'tlrlm. aSS K. IOjo l . ana
KUna H ruliwrtnon. .t N, lHiri i.
Jumi I Oaltghr. TU N ;Wih t . and
Florence II Cheat. S-WS Marten it.
William II Weaver, faHti und Suffolk v
and I'hriMlna I'-'tnc! s h .ui'l Sjtti.H; 4,
Rolrt p ingertoil, 11S 'lnl i , n,t
Man, in II Fi"li Ulli LMlntbU Si
Warrrn II'll ' i'-mury . und Anna H
C(d-li ii'ifl Jl:iKi--Nlli& avr
Je r i n 4''.' Waimn ve . and Ktotn-
trine M sillier VU11 0is! .
Jttni-i J'.Hni-nn Ianadena Vn , nad Jeniu-
Jiihoun MVduuii Oa
Crgc Ancuiianln. I'm) 6. 'iiilh (1 . and Mary
liudulkmi. 3:i:, Uharlou tt
Cornel. u Pi Maria. 311 N. Glib si., and
llflm MaUme 111 N Ullh . v
J. staulty ciardBr 3J1" Old York raad. and
Matwl K Hrud, 3U3V Emerald t.
Chailtj II Jriikm SJ'J .V. itlj (t , aD,i
Mertlda iliiHgex l.'Md farrltb l.
Inlora Ueu'i. h Iftl'J N Mb ftt.. an4 Oltll
I'hiiln IMU N tb
4lfrt 8 Mci'rr '..;i N' .T.M t . and Mar
garet F. M'''uubrn. T.'l N 3b t
Jowpfa J r'Un. Siirlmaeld. iU.. and
Madeline A I'artridite. t-nrlugSeld Ma.
Charto N Kl ke-oUrw. U- N Allison l ,
B' 1 FmO F ij.illlietk Sl." CHkford l
Joirib I'" '-" 'iJinhtr t . and Either
F lUcliman l.':t ciunlber l
Willlum F llarrU 433 Queen lane and
Martha 1) Ktarno $' IlMbell ave
Jk'tert I. cjmi k, Camden. N. J., and Floreiut
t ud ter ('amdeo N J.
Hunter An lerm -ut" lmbrton m and
I-diitu l.u, y 'i loml'ii r I it
M. tt'1-1 !' M - 'iti TO-'h "
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S MUU.-iTOWN. Pd.. Sept S-r'uc tax-
paving Abington township citizens, who
retentliv hrought the township authorl
!e Into court to restrain them from
exceeding the expenditure uf the town
ship budget, hac filed a petition asking
the court to order the.r JV) counsel fee
paid out of the township treasury
Th point out that $io50 was paid out
of the township treasury for defense and
dcUre that taelr action was brought
tu calm the public mind
BISHOP TRIED FOR ARSON
Charged That He and Others Burned
Church for Insurance,
A8KBVIUUB, N'. C. Sept. a.-Blshop
V It Harris, a .Negro presiding over the
largest district in the Southern A'Hean
Methodist Kplscopal f'hurch; y J.
Trent, secretary of the .Nfcttro Young
Men t'hristUn Association, in At'anta,
and KVcti Negro do-tors and lawyers
are on tjiul here in the Superior Court,
charged with arson
It Is alleged they caused the burning
of a local Negro Methodist Church two
years ago to get Insurance.
SHIP PURCHASE BILL
Cabinet Discusses Project and Signs
Point to Compromise.
WASHINGTON, rfept . Whether tho
V iniin.stration shall Insist upon passage
of tho Government JSOCO'VXW ship pur
i has.i bill, bitterly opposed by many
Iemocrat8 In Congress, was one of th
Impcrtant sublects today before the Pies
Ident and his Cabinet.
Signs pointed to a compromise b
which the bill mar be sent through the
! Houso and postponed In the Senate un
til the December session of Congress.
Iiemocrats opposing the legislation
pointed out that the Federal Insurance
bill, appropriating K.or),jO. tho ship pur
chase measure of fjoOO.oXr. and the rivers
and harnor 'pork barrel" bill of ViO.QiA-wd-all
aggregating more than half of
tho 4ddltional "war tax" proposed
might i e used by Ilepubllcans as an
aigument In the Congressional cam
paigns. PLOT TO BLACKMAIL HILL
Duluth Police Charge Man With
Scheme to Get 50,000,
nri.i'TH. Mlrm , riept. . Charle
Howell, of Olen Flora. Wis., Is held hre
for the Federal authorities und, accord
ing to t'ie pol c-, has confessed that he
prepared, through series of Utters, to
blackmail James J Hill and the latter a
son, Lewis W. Hill, out of JoU.im).
The police su Howell also confessed
that he had tent similar h-tters to per
sons in Puluth and towns in Wisconsin-
HARBORS BILL VOTE TODAY
PROTEST AGAINST RATES
Postofdce Department Complains of
Batltjad Shipping Charges,
WASHINGTON. Sept JO.-FMng a de
mand for reparation on past shipments
Second Assistant Postmaster General
I Stewart today complained to the Inter
state Commerce Commission against the
House Will Act on Measure Carrying
WASHINGTON. Kept 39 -The J3j.Ch0.MJ0
rHeis and harbors bill will be voted an ratt, 0 stamped envelopes and news-
o tne House late todai. i raner wrappers from Daiton. Ohio, to
The Senatt-amendtd bill to appropriate ' n.arlv every noint In the Vnittd States
A good part of the postolllce supplies
a, lump . u under toe direction oi tne
War Department brought forth many
vlgorou protests On the other hand,
dozi-its of speeches were made urging the
pas4ge -f the bi l on the r mud just it
r ' ,tv ill
is manuiacturcd tn uaton, and Mr
Stewart believes the existing rates are
u-.reasnnable The Atchison, Topeka ari
Si-lit F and tlr railrn i
Be Used to Aid the Belgium
The Belgium relief fund for noncom
batants Is growing rapidly, STO having
been donated during the several days of
its existence!. This fund Is to he used
In the aid of Belgians rendered destitute
bv th (ii'im.iii occupation of Belgium.
Only tlice who nie iioncuniliatnins will
be aided, us the wounded and slek will
bo tak-n cam of by the Rrd Cross So
clett. The tunds raised here will do sent
to Belgium at convenient times.
Donations should bo sent"jo Paul Hnge
mans. Consul General of Belgium, 1319
Walnut street; Edward Bok, Curtis Pub
lishing Company, and C. C. Harrison, Jr.,
Itfaetto Building, Fifth and Chestnut
MAIL BAGS ARE RETURNED
Two Reported Stolen in Camden
Found by Roadside.
Two mall bags report d stolen from the
Public Service Corporation of Camden
yesterday were returned today by the
llndor, who said he had come across them
in the bushes by the side of the road
near the place where they were first
The messengers had been dispatched with
the bags to a bpeeial trolley at Twelfth
and Federal streets, which was to carry
them to Newark. They stopped to talk
to a friend on the road and during the
conversation the bags disappeared. It is
supposed some Joker hid them In the
CLASS OFFICERS CHOSEN
Students at West Chester Normal
School Pick Leaders.
WHST CHKS'li:Pv. Sept. SU.-Tho
class a at the West Chester State Nor
mal Sihool have chosen their ofllcers for
the current term The seniors ha I
chosen Norman Stevens, president;
James Pish, vice president: Katharine
lUrtman, secretary, and Anna Butler,
The Junior class has also organized,
selecting Clarence Slitter, president;
Harry Schoenly vice president; Irenu
Randall, secretary, anil Beatrice Ball,
ENTERS SETTLEMENT WORK
TRADE WITH LATIN AMERICA
John Barrett Tells Richmond Con
ference of Rapid Growth.
BICHMOND, Va., Sept. 23. A gener
ous credit to Latin-American Importers
by United States pporters and the Im
provement of steamship facilities arc
among the Important facts In the present
Pan-American trade situation, Director
John Barrett, of the Pan-American
Vnion, today said In an address before
the foreign trade exposition conference
In session here.
He asserted that the c'nltcd States
Latin-American trade has giown In the
list seven years from JoOO.OOO.OOO to $S50.
fiOO.COO and that, today, the United States
transacts a larger business with all
Latin-America than docs any Individual
country of Europe. Latin-America's
great need, he said, was a ready and
reasonable market for such portion of
Its numerous and accumulating raw
products as generally go to Europe.
TRAPPED IN ELEVATOR
Car Caught Between Floors, and 8
Firemen Have Narrow Escape.
Ni:W YOHK, Sept. 29.-Elght firemen
nMily lost their lives early today when
they weiP trapped In an elevator while
fighting a lire In the Union Trust Build
ing. The fire loss was M.'.OOO.
The firemen, Including Battalion Chief
Kuss, Captain O'Donohue and Deputy
Chief Blnns, rushed an elevator up to
ward the 12th floor. Near the 11th the
car liecamo Jammed. The flames shot Into
the shaft and threatened to burn the fire
men alive. Finally, by superhuman effort,
Kuss forced the shaft door open and the
men crawled out. Then, on their hands
and kneos, the eight men crawled along a
iiiin-uw coping on tile 12th floor and
reached the roof in safety.
NIGHT SCHOOL ENROLMENT
2000 MORE THAN LAST YEAR
21,000 Children Attended Opening
Session last Night.
It was announced today that more than
21,000 children attended the sessions of
night school which began last night.
This Is no .rly 2000 greater than the open
ing enrolment last ear. In the even
ing hlsh schools several new courses
wero Inaugurated, Including book selling,
a course to train librarians and another
In machine work and woodworking.
The following schools have been added
to those which conduct evening classes:
Wayne School. 2Sth and Morris struts;
Purnets School. Third and Mlfllln streets;
Wilson School, Twelfth and Federal
streets, and the George School, (3d street
and Glrard avenue.
The night schools are under the direc
tion of Dr. Oliver II Cornman, asso
ciate superintendent of schools.
CASTLES CANCEL DATES
Court Proceedings Stayed When
Dancers' Plans Are Set Forth,
Final disposition of the motion of conn
eel for the Vernon Castles to dissolve
trill InilinntlAn nVilnlnJ .. .... I ii
the Shubert Theatrical Company and the i
H.-senea intention of tne lawyer for the
theatrical managers to Issue an attach
ment against Vernon Castle for contempt
of court was deferred by Judge Klnsey
In Common Pleas Court No. I today, The
holding of the matter In abeyance was
duo to the cancellation of the engage
ment of the dancers to appear at Keith's
the current week.
TRAINS CRASH IN
NEW YORK SUBWAY
Panic find Fire Follow When Pas
sengers Fight Guards.
NEW YORK, Sept, 29. One of the most
Serious accidents In the history of the
Now Yofk subway system, which has
been remarkably free ot nny mishaps,
occurred early today when two trains
collided underneath Uii street, the
Tho Injured men aro Isaac Schwartz,
motorman of empty passenger train;
William Horton, motorman of work
train, and Frank Colomboslck, a track
Tho men aro all subway employes.
They were taken to tho Fordhom Hos
pital, from which nmbulances and sur
Beons had been summoned. There It was
staled they had a small chance of re-
After the collision the trains took flro
and In fighting the blaze 20 firemen were
overcome hy tho dense smoko which
choked tho tunnel. Ono hundred pas
sengers on a train following thoRO which
colldud were thrown Into a panic and
fought the guards until the doors wero
opened. They then walked seven blocks
back through tho smoke-filled tunnel.
Frank Williams, ono passenger, was
badly bruised when tho rear train camo
to a sudden stop after the collision of
the trains ahead. Ho was thrown heavily
against a door, but after beltiff treated
was ablo to go to his home,
Tho trains which collided were a work
train and two passenger cars, carrying
newspapers only. The cause of tho ac
cident had not been determined seveial
hours after It had occurred. Wires were
short circuited by tho crash, however,
and the cars Immediately took fire. The
current was cut off, and this auto
matically stopped tho train carrying pis
scngers which was following. Service
on the Bronx system was completely tied
up, and the tunnel was filled with thick,
Three fire alarms were turned In, nnd
the firemen fought the blaze hy pouring
great streams of water from hose thrust
through vault holes In the street. All
of the three trains Involved In tho acci
dent wero northbound.
SUIT PENDING TO ANNUL
Grand Nophew of Leland Stanford
Eloped With Vaudeville Actress.
NEW YORK, Sept. 29. Suit is pending
here to annul the marriage contracted In
Philadelphia. November 5, 1912, between
Walter Lnthrop Hanson and his young
wife. Ho Is a grnndncphew of the Into
California millionaire, Leland Stanford,
und she Is known on the vaudeville stage
ns Henrietta ncuttl. Tho annulment pro
ceedings were brought by Mrs. Almee
Lathrop Hansen, the young man's moth
er. She names as defendants her son, his
wife and Edward T. Dcrnpsoy, who was
legally appointed a commlttco of young
Hansen's person and property.
Before the marriage Mrs. Hansen enter
tnlned Mlse Beuttl. giving the Impression
that sho was fond of the nctrcss. The
sun was then a contingent heir to $.50,000
which the mother now controls. After
the pair eloped to Philadelphia to be mar
ried, thp mother cut off her son's allow
ance. He sued her to obtain the 0,000
legacy left htm by his father in 1312. Mrs.
Hansen then hid young Hanson examined
as to hi" sanity. He wn found sane, but
Incompetent. Hansen then quit his wife
nnd she sued tho elder Mrs. Hansen for
'iO.OOO for alienating his affections.
COTTON BALE ON VIEW
Lester Pinno Company Has First Con
signment as an Exhibit.
The first bale of cotton In the "Buy a
Bale of Cotton" campaign to be purchas
ed by a Philadelphia firm arrived here
today. The cotton was purchased by tin
Lester Piano Company, 130"! Chestnut
Ftrcet through the Atlanta Chamber of
Hundreds of women, men and children
viewed tho bale of cotton this morning.
It Is on exhibition In the show window
of the Lester Piano Company.
DR. HARTE REQUESTS
$79,000 TO FURTHER
Plans Being Prepared for,
Extension of Hygiene Di
vision to Benefit Children
in Congested Sections.
Plans for tho extension of the child
hygienic division of the Bureau 0(
Health to benefit poor children In con
gested sections arc being prepared by
Doctor Harto, Director of tho Depart
ment of Health nnd Charities.
"If Councils can see Its way clear to
opproprlatc $79,000 for tho child hygienic
division, the scopo of that work will b
gteatly Increased next year," Doctor
XIarte stated today,
"There should bo at least $7000 for the
relief of children In tho congested sec
tions during the hot summer season
fjupplles of food and medicine could bo
bought with that nmount.
"Tho eight nurses are now employed
In tho child hygiene division, nnd should
bo Increased to 10. They are paid J900 a
year, and earn all of It.
"A salary of $3600 should be paid the
chief of the division and a supervising
nurse should receive $1S00. There should
be four assistant suporvlalng nurses at
J 1000 each, an ophthalmologist at $2000, an
assttant at $900, a chief of tho dental dis
pensary at $2500 and 1G assistant dentists
at $700 each.
"Two women medical Inspectors ar
needed In the division. They, could be
obtained for $1200 a year and could do
CUSTOM SERVICE EXPERTS
SCRUTINIZE METHODS HERE
Collector Berry and Assistants
Praised for Efficient System.
Methods of conducting business at the
local Custom House wero scrutinized
closely yesterday by a special commit
tee, recently appointed by Secretar of
thu Treasury McAdoo. with a view to
standardizing and Increasing the effl
deny of the customs service of the coun
try. The committee consists of Special
Agent Connechle, Deputy Collector Grant,
of New York, and Deputy Collector Far
ley, of San Francisco. All arc recognized
experts In custom service.
Deputy Colcctor Durrcll, of the local
Custom House, acted as a guide to ths
committee. They congratulated Collector '
Berry and his helpers on the smooth,
easy-running system which makes the
cost of collecting customs for the Gov
ernment second lowest In the United
Slates. New York ranks first, due prin
cipally to the heavy Import nnd export
tiade of that port. The committee leaves
tonight for Baltlmoro and will then go
to New Oilcans and San Francisco. Prior
to their arrlvel here the methods of do
ing business at Boston and New York
ACCUSED OF BEATING CRIPPLE
Officer in New Jersey Home for Boys
Charged With Cruelty.
TRENTON, Sept. 29.-Chnrgcs have been
brought against James Bennett, an of
ficer In the Griggs Cottage at tho Stato
Home for Boys hero, In which he is
accused of having beaten a cripple In
mate of the Institution. The boy was
Charles Nicholson, 10 years old, who has
Bennett, it Is said, attacked tho boy
because he refused to hand him ono of
his crutches when Bennett was uhout to
strike anuther Inmate, Henry Waldtnnn.
The charges have been preferred to the
board of trustees', and Bennett likely will
he tried at the October meeting of the
PURCHASES OF COTTON URGED
Carriage Builders' Association In
dorse Buy-a-bale Movement.
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 20 In a reso
lution by C. O, Bannister, of Muncle,
Ind., declaring that tho European war has
created an unexnmplcd condition In Amer
ica, by closing the cubtomnry channtlJ
for the disposal of a very large part of
the cotton crop, the Cnrrluge Builders'
National Association today called on all
Its members to buy at least one hale of
ten cent cotton.
"Application of tho Golden Rule to
business will help the consumer and help
tho producer by creating a higher stand
ard of confidence, thereby helping every
legitimate business enterprise In the coun
try," declared Adrian D. Joyce, of Clcvs
land, discussing "modern business ten
dencies." A man might well forego a
few points In his dividends, he stated,
to be ablo to look back at the close of
hl active days and feel assured he had
given his fellow man a square deal. C.
O. Wrenn, Norfolk, Va., was nominated
Bales ot cotton bearing the Inscription,
"We have bought ours. Have you?" are
a striking feature of the carriage builders'
big exhibit. One St. Louis firm bousht
2I1') bales Just to "help business,"
Garrison Will See Army Maneuvers
WASHINGTON. Sept. S!). Secretary of
War Garrison will leave Washington to
night to witness the maneuvers of thl
Ipii.irtntent "f the Kast, to be held at
Bouse Point, N. Y., commencing tomorrow.
NEW HAVHN, 9cpt. 29.-Bobert A
Crosby, executive secretary of tho Civic
Federation in this city, has resigned to
become head wprker of the University
Settlement, Uldrldge street, New York
He succeeds Dr. Bobbins Gllman, and
begins his new duties November I. HU
wife will be associated with him.
Mills Close; 800 Out of Work
PItOVIDENCK, Sept. . The mill of
the Quldnlck-Wlndham Manufacturing
Company, at Wllllinaiulc, Conn, and
Quldnick, It. I-, were closed yesterday by
a temporary receiver. Charles II Newell,
jt Pawtucket. It. I- Between S00 and p9
operative wers thrown out of work A
bearing will be held October 13 in Provl
dvnee, on a petition for a. permanent re
ceiver The petition aver that the. cri
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