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U.S. AGENTS AFTER
MEN WHO STOCKED
Government to Hunt Out and
Punish Men Who Violated
Neutrality by Furnishing
Supplies to Cruisers.
Violators of President Wilson's neutral
Hy proclamation or persona who were re
sponsible for the placing on board the
Norwegian steamships Fram nnd Som
merstad, at this port, coal and ship sup
plies destined for German warships are
to be prosecuted.
Special agents of the Government are
now Investigating the caseo In order to
fix the responsibility, and a special com
mission Is to bo appointed either by the
President or upon a Congressional resolu
tion to conduct a rigid Inquiry Into the
affair, to mcto out proper punishment
Shipping men ,icr0 vigorously de
nounced thoso wheso namos have not
bcn divulged for having any part in
the transaction. They declared that a
matter of this kind was likely to In
volve the United States In another Ala
The general cargoes of the Fram and
the Sommerstad havo been discharged
Ipon the Municipal Pier at Dock street;
Whero they aro now awaiting claimants,
Thn bunker coal, nearly G00O tons of It,
which the German cruisers Karlsruhe
snd Dresden would have burned In
chasing merchant vessels In WcBt India
waters, had not the plans gono awry.
Is being lightered In midstream.
While the lusty longshoremen were dis
charging the general cargo of foodstuffs
11 rumor was circulated on the pier that
some of the bags and boxes supposed to
contain coffee and biscuits wore loaded
with explosives. This caused consterna
tion nmong them for n time. Hut the
failure, of each carefully handled package
tb divulge shells or powder soon quieted
Jors. No ammunition was discovered.
The Sommerstad has been rcchnrterod
to cairy cotton and oil cake frcftn Gal
Teston to Scandinavian porta nnd will
leave hero tonight, In ballast, for the
former port. Captain Axelscn, her mas
ter. Is much rcTteved that the other
cargo, which threatened to get him In
serious trouble, was lying snugly on the
ploi's. fie said he did not regret losing
the large bonus offered him for Its de
livery. U. S. AGENTS LOOK UP
RAISE IN FOOD PRICES.
Bpoclal Inquiry in This Section Being
1 Mndo by Inspector Wllinmson.
Special Investigations Into the recent
Jump In food prices In the section of
Philadelphia, Camden nnd near-by
towns which secure their supplies fiom
the Philadelphia markots, am now bc
lig made by agents of the Department
of Justice, under P.ush Williamson, spe
cial agent of the department, who camo
to this city several weeks ago from
WHIIumson was sent hero Immediately
following the price Increase of food
stuffs following the outbreak of the
European war, to work In connection
Rlth the nntlon-wldo food Investigation
ordered by the President. The woik for
:he Philadelphia district Is b"!ng con
Juotec' by .Ws-IMnnt District Attorneys
John II Hall and Ildwaul S. Kremp.
Special attention Is being pild to the
prices In Camden. X. J., of foodstuffs
bought In the Phllndflphla maikets.
While no report on the woik an far ns
It has progrcistil In toady, It Is under
stood that nn effort has been made by
Special Agent Wllllamcou to determine
If fixing of fooil piitos In Ph.Indeiphla,
Camden and other nenrby cities results
from any ngieement among denlcts In
Several Phllnd' lphl.i rommlsblon homes,
suspected ot lii-lntr lendeis In tl'la 'hold
up" nn fopiMui hnve ipcelvijil an
Inkllnr of the lirvstlgatlons going on, and
as a result prices have drrppcri. Xo one
connecttd with the rpccla! Investigation
would soy whetner any Indictments Were
likely to be sought by the Government
as the rcMilt of tbo invertlratlnn, but It
Is bcllcvc-d that Williamson, who visited
Washington several days ago, will Involve
certain Philadelphia firm" who were In on
the grab, but who havo since fought clear
of any connection with the ring.
Attorney Grnernl Gregory, In directing
special nttrntton to Camden prices on
foodstuffs slrco the recent big Jump in
price", believes that this Held offers ntl
vartapes for such nn Investlgnt'on In that
It will scrutinize In a comparatlvelv small
territory trade directly ascertainable as
lo'Vernl officials In the Federal Hulld
lng this morning said, that while tho In
vestigation has been going nn as secretly
as pjsilblc for some time. It was far from
finished, and things have already cropped
up that are sufficient to continue the Inquiry.
CARMELITE NUNS AWARD
CONTRACT FOR CONVENT
Building First of Group on Tract at
The cloistered Order of Carmelite Nuns
today awarded the contract for the erec
tion of Us new convent building on Old
York road. Oak I.ane, to Melody & Keat
ing. The building will be followed later
by the erection of a group of similar
buildings on tho four-and-n-half-ncre tract
owned by tho sisters.
Ground will soon be broken for the
convent, which will he two nnd a half
stories high; frontnge. 41 feet; depth, 111
fet, and n wing 40 by 15 feet
It will be thoroughly modern In archi
tecture and equipment. On tho llrst tloor
will be the chapel, cloister, Inner sacristy
and community rooms, together with tris
screened sanctuary In which tho nuns
attend religious services. The kitchen
and dining room will be In the base
ment and the quarters of the nuns on
the second floor. Mnglnnls fiz Walsh, of
noaton, ,re the architects.
The Carmelite Order Is entirely con
templative, and members of the body
nave no outside communication with tho
outside world, even visitors must tnlk to
jnem with a screen Intervening. They
have been located In Philadelphia about
ten years, llrst establishing themselves
t Seventeenth and Poplar streets, later
removing to West Philadelphia, and finally
through rapid growth In membership to
tneir present commodious quarters In Oak
BIG WAGON CRUSHES MAN
Victim Caught Between Wheels and
Railway Station Walls.
William Krush 3M2 Delhi street, had
" hip and leg broken nnd received In
ternal Injuries toda, whin a wagon
fd him against a platform of the
mladclphla and rtcadlug Hallway freight
station at N'ew Market nnd I'.illowhlll
streets He is In the ltoonrvelt Hospital.
Howard McMeese. of Fish House, N. J.,
onver of the wagon, which was backing
t the time Krush was Injured, was ar
Tmlgned before Magistrate Hogg and held
ID ISO) hall for a fm tho. hurln.
xiinesi.es say the accident was un-.voidable.
EVENING LEDaEBFHII;ADELPHTAt WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1914-
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MAN WITH SHEARS CHIPS
BRAID OF SCHOOL GIRL
Feels Tug ftt Hair 'and Turns nu Man
Terrorised girls and women who havo
been made victims of a man who clips
their hair, aro again fearful of an at-,
tack from the vandal who has now
made Ills appearance. In Germantown.
The latest victim of his shears Is
Gertrude Wonder, a 16-year-old school
Rlrl, who resides nt C2li Germantown
avenue. She was approached last Mon
day evening by a tall, slender stranger,
on Germantown avenue, near Herman
street, who clipped n 6-Inch brnld from
her hair before she was aware of It.
The girl was on the wav tn visit
friends. She felt a tug nt her hair, and, !
turning, heard the shears drop to tho
shiowbik as tne man who welldod them
ran up the street. Her braid was lying
near the shears.
Miss Wonder became hysterical and
Tan home. When her fnllmr arrntn.
pnnled her to tho scone of tho nttnek
neither hair nor shenrs were to bo Been.
Special policemen from tho German- i
town station aro Investigating the case.
iney nave a full description of tho
clipper, and It Is thought his nrrost will
follow soon. Tho police bcllovo him to
be the rnme man who terrorized persons
In various parts of the city some time
HIE BLASTS OJF "SCHOFAR" PROCLAIM END OF FAST
MRS. RACHEL ROGERS WILLS
'ESTATE TO HER CHILDREN
Only Two Small Bequests Reserved
rom Fortune Valued Near ?100,000.
Knchcl Wlster rtogers, who died nt
Navahoe and Springfield streets, Chest
nut Hill, September H, bequeathed the
bulk of her estnto, valued at less than
$100,000, In equal shares to a dnuchter.
Mabel It. alllrd, and a son, Hnrry D.
The only other bequests In the will,
which was admitted to probate today,
are $100 to tho Germantown Dispensary
and $100 to a friend. Edgar W. Balrd Is
executor of tho estate.
The Children's Hospital, 22d and Wal
nut streets, will rccclv C$2000 from the
$12,900 estate of Lucy Jones, 2G40 South
Klghth street, nccordlng to the terms of
the- will, admitted to probate today. Thu
lcslduc of the estate Is distributed In
Other wills probated are: Hannah J.
Fildenberg 1612 Franklin street, whoso
estate amounts to $3S,600; Snmucl Baern
copf, 1157 Lcldy avenue, $20,000! Knthryn
C. Hnlrd, 1011 North C3d street, $7100; Su
san Patterson, 84S North Twelfth street,
letters of administration were granted
today In the following estates: Matilda
!.. Kirk 1SI0 North Eighteenth street
53000; Aurclla A. Harkness, 002 Carlisle
s'reet, $2600. Personal property of Alfred
IF. I.ove has been appraised at $3633 01.
SAFETY CARNIVAL OPEN
UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT
Corporations Supply Fund to Keep
Convention Golnff Several Days More.
Tho carnival and convention of safetv
In Convention Hall, Broad street and
Allegheny avenue, will remain open until
Saturday night. This was brought about
through the liberality of a number of
leading corporations, which subscribed
to a fund of JWCO to prosecute the edu
cational work In order that children and
parents may lecelve the benefit of safety
The companies who subscribed to thn
fund aro the Philadelphia Rapid Transit
Company, Bell Telephono Company,
I'nlted (las Improvement Company.
Glr.ud Life Insurance Company of Phil
adelphia, Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company. E-iultablc I.ifc Assurance So
ciety, tho Curtis I'tibllshlng Coinp.inv,
Philadelphia illuetric Company, Pathe
scope Company, Finley A or Company,
Cinnc's Ico Cream Company nnd George
W. Jn'js & Co.
Tn make the carnival more attractive
a change of program Is piomlsed each
day. Cclnnel Hoo.sevclt, who will arrive
In Philadelphia tomorrow night, has been
Invited to make nn nddress at the car
nival. The managers express the belief
he will be present.
A special arrangement hns been made
for students of tho Central High School,
Northeast Mnnual Training High School,
Girls' Normal School nnd all the district
high schools to appear In a demonstration
for Thursday's program.
Director Porter will speak tonight on
"The Magnitude and Importance of
Philadelphia's 'Saffty-Flibt Movement."
Dr. John Price Jackson, Commissioner of
tho l't nusylvaiiia Department of Labor
and Industry, will Break on the Importancu
of safety methods ns applied in I'urope.
Ho has recently returned from the war
zone and he will describe his experiences.
Dr. Francis Patterson has volunteered
to glvii n. talk nccompanled by lantern
slides on "Safety In our Industries."
BIG OYSTER OUTPUT
LOWERS LIVING COSTS
Prospects Favor Record-Breaking
Season Say the Dealers,
The oyster output for the season Is to
bo a record-breaker, according to Phila
delphia wholesale dealers, This Is a food
which will not be affected by war prices
so Philadelphia housewives may tako
comfort In the fact that there Is to be a
substitute for meats If tho prices con
tinue to soar, a nourishing substitute at
Edgar T. Hill, one of the larger Phila
delphia wholesale dealers, stated today
that never In his experience had the re
ports from tho oysterbeds been so en
couraging. Maurice River mediums and
large are plentiful nnd of flno flavor,
whllo reports from tho Chlucnteaguo
Island beds In Virginia, which furnish
utmost 50 per cent, of tho Philadelphia
supply from November until April, show
that tho output from that sourco may
exeved that of previous ears by from
10,000 to 15.000 barrels.
MISSIONARY BODY MEETS
Methodist Society Holds Its Quar
terly Sessions Today,
The quarterly meeting of the Women's
Home Missionary Society of Philadel
phia opened today at Christ Methodist
Episcopal Church 35th and Hamilton
streets, and will continue until tonight.
A luncheon was served at noon.
Following aro the speakers and their
subjects: Miss Wlnette .Stack, "Deacon
ess Work"; Mrs. Charles N. Hlckle,
"General Work", Mrs. C. M. Katon.
"Philadelphia Conference Work"; Miss
Helen Hobard, "Young People's Work."
The lluanclal report was submitted by
Mrs. K. F. Burnett. Ft was announced
that the annual meeting of the society
and thu banquet will be held November
11 nnd 1- ut the Church of the Advocatu
SMALL FIRE SOON PUT OUT
A small lire In the home of I.ouls J.
Kurdher. at the northeast corner of
Thirteenth and Lombard streets, early
this morning was extinguished by Kurd
her and "other occupants of the houya
after they had llrst lied to the street
In their night clothing. The blaze was
confined to the kitchen and is believed
to have been started by a candle that
was overturned or burned down. The
lo In iibout $10.
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The conclusion of the Day of Atonement will be announced at sunaown toaay ay mc piuwuiS ui at"u""
from the altar. This will be the last rite performed in the long series of prayers which mark the observance of the
holiest day In the Hebrew year.
FEW CANARIES COME NOW
SINCE THE WAR STARTED
Shipments From Germany Cease and
the Prices Arc Mounting.
Gome thlnss the Ocrmnti made beforo their
trade was halted by the war
We do not And It difficult to manufacture
But when wo set tho fateful word that bars
tho Deutsch canary bird
From Import to the U. S. A., It make- the
None would object but nrltons If this warfare
should deparrow u: . ,
But loBlnK the canary bird Is surely bound tc
The European war has cut off the sup
ply of cannry birds. The birds come from
the Ilnrtz nnd St. Andrewsbcrgor Moun
tains In the heart of the war country.
The hlrds are extremely scarce In Phila
The regular Importation of the "golden
throated songsters," as they are termed
In the cntalogueii, ceased with the start
of the war. It is reported that a large
nhlpv nt has been finally stnrted to this
city n om Holland, whence It had been
sent overland from Germany, but there
Is no hope of being able, the dealers
say, to satisfy the demand which is al
ways greatest at this time of year and
during the holiday season.
One fancier said todav that In other
years he hns had from 4C0 to BOO birds In
stock, but that now he has less than 100.
"I enn't get any more anywhere at any
rrloe," he said. "Of the one shipment
that has gotten through I was able to
procure four dozen. What will happen to
tho Christmas trade when ordinarily I
sell 700 birds T do not know. In conse
quence. Instead of being able to offer the
cheapest birds ns low ns $1.75, the mini
mum price Ifl now $3 CO."
Bird seed, cuttlefish and othor bird
foods, nil of which are Imported, have
Jumped greatly In price. A few months
ago a pound of bird seed sold wholesale
for J4 cents. The quotation today Is 114
CHURCHMEN TOLD TO FIGHT
AGAINST SALOON AT POLLS
United Brethren Clergyman Urges
Fight as in Virginia.
United Brethren clergymen of Pennsyl
vania were urged to fight against the sa
loon and to use their Influence to elect
men to the State Legislature and Senate
this autumn who will vote for no-llcenso
at the opening session of tho 115th an
nual meeting of the Pennsylvania Con
ference, held In the Second United Breth
ren Church, 5Dth and Catharine streets.
The nppeal for work In the campaign
was made by the Rev. Dr. J. P. Funk
houser of Ilnrrlsburg, Vo., who told how
church members had waged the big bat
tlo In his State that resulted In Its vot
ing "dry1' last week. He declared Penn
sylvania must expect a fight just as big,
and stnted he was confident that the
United Brethren ministers would be found
in the front ranks when the batlo was on.
The meeting last night was preliminary
to the formal opening of tho conference
this morning, when Bishop W. M. Week
Icy, of Pnrltersburg, W. Va., presided.
The conference Is to last until next Mon
day. It Is the first time the organization
has convened In Philadelphia.
The Rev. S C. Enck. pastor of the Sec
ond Church, Is the host of the visitors.
There aro 86 clergymen In the conference,
and It is expected that about 200 dele
gates will attend.
ENEMIES BLAMED FOR FIRE
Mnn Certain They Set Fire to His
Enemies, whom Joseph Cclmer de
clares want to ruin him, are thought to
have set fire to his stable at 3605 Salmon
street early today. The loss was more
Tho blaze was discovered by Raymond
Butz, 3607 Salmon Btreet, who hastily
donned some clothing and brake open
the stable door In time to lead a horse
to safety. Several wagons belonging to
Celmer were destroyed. The stable was
a one-story frame structure.
According to Celmer. persons who wish
tn ruin his business set fire to tho place.
He Is rather vague In his denunciation,
declaring he does not know who did It,
but ho Is posltlvo his stable could not
have burned unless some one set tire to
It. He has not yet complained to the
NEW YORK TEACHERS HERE
Pay Visit to the University and Com
High school teachers In commercial and
scientific brandies from the New York
high schools visited the I'nlverslty of
Pennsylvania and the Commercial
Museum today nnd were tho guest, at
luncheon of Provost Edgar V. Smith. The
party Is In char
principal of the
School of Commerce.
A revival of Interest In commercial
education In New York city prompted the
visit of the teachers to the local In
stitutions. The teachers include repre
sentatives ot thu Brooklyn Commercial
High School, the Washington Irving
High School, of Manhuttan; tho Morris
nnd Evander Chllds High SchooW, of
Bronx Borough; the Richmond High
School and Newton High School, of
DAY OF ATONEMENT
Religious Holy Day Noted
on European Battlefields as
Well as Mn the Local
This Is "Yom Klppur," the Day of
Atonement, also 'Tom, Hadln," tho Day
of Judgment. Hebrews, scattered In their
exile throughout tho world, today lay
aside all their work and devote them
selves to fasting and prayer, facing their
God and pleading for another year of
life and happiness. Even on the blood
stained battlefields of Europe the 400,000
Jewish soldiers engaged In the various
armies of the belligerent countries will
lay aside their weapons, by special per
mission of their commanders, and be
neath the open sky, before hastily con
structed altars of wood and stone, will
The observance of Tom Klppur began
last night with the singing and prayer
of Kol Nldro In all synagogues. Upon
their return to the placeB of wrorshlp this
morning the worshipers will remain
there during the entire day, leaving only
for a brief respite at noon. In tho Or
thodox synagogues many of thu wor
shipers will remove their shoes as an
expreFSlon of the thought that on this
holy day no man may enter God's house
Fasting Is observed as an expression
of self-denial and to aid tho worshipers
In fixing their thoughts upon things
spiritual. The fast will be concluded at
sundown, after the prayer of Nehllah,
followed by the blasts of tho "schofar"
from tho altar, which will announce of
ficially the close of tho day of atone
ment. The "schofar" or horn Is blown
accompanied by the prayers of tho con
gregation. Soon after It resounds, the
spirit of supplication and mediation
vanishes nnd Is superseded by rejoicing
and congratulations In the confidence
that God will undoubtedly grant the
prayers of His children.
There were no sermons preached In any
of the Orthodox synagogues, this not fac
ing the cusiom, there. At Kencseth
Israel, Rodath" Shalom and Adnth
Jeshurun, reform sormons were preached
by Rabbi Krauskopf, Rabbi Bcrkowltz
and Rabbi Klein, respectively. At tho
Beth El Synagogue, Rabb! Samuel
Friedman officiated. At the Beth Israel
Synagogue, Rabbi Marvin Nathan preach
ed, white at the Mlkve Israel Synagogue
the servlco was conducted by Rabbi Levi
NOVELTIES IN PULPITS
DEPLORED BY PREACHER
Urges Reformation of Inactive Mem
bers and Deacons Who Doze.
The need of novelties in pulpits to In
duce people to attend church was de
plored by the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Mc
Clcllan, rastor of Falrhlll Baptist Church,
Fifth street and Lehigh avenue, late yes
terday afternoon when tho North Phil
adelphia Association of Baptist Churches
assembled In his church to open Its fifty
seventh annual celebration which Is to
continue through today and tomorrow.
Dr. McClellan urged that prayers be of
fered for a great revival so that all the
members might be active and the "dea
cons would not sit through the services
In the evening there was an enthusias
tic meeting for the young people, when
the Rev. Peter C. Crawford, pastor of
Gethsemane Church; A. C. Moore and
Thomas lavcsly made addresses.
The association elected the following
Moderator, the Rev. F. C. Colby, Hut
boro. Vco moderator, the Rev, William II
Cluk. tho Rev. Clarence Larkin.
Corresponding secretary, the Rev. A
Three Held on Robbery Charge
Three young men were held in $0 ball
each for court today by Magistrate Bole,
at the Jsth streut and Lancastci avenue
station, on th( charge of robbing tho cigar
Phillips. Ml North
are John Hippie,
mond Bat ker,
321 Holly street, and Edward Haes. 41.'3
1 , ". , ... ,1, ' .. ' station, on tn cnarge oi roi
ost hdgar P.. smith. The , rc,ory of jarnes E. Phil!
e of Alexander L. Pugh. et (treet Tho prisoners nr
New "iork City High m7 Mantua nenue. Hay
COLLECT ?400 FOR RED CROSS '
Austin M. Purves. Jr.. and his brother .
Dale, the two Chestnut Hill children who
have been collecting fundd for the Amer- i
k-an Red Crois Society, have secured
over $100 slix-e beginning their campaign j
They now declare that the S100Q murk
must be reached. '
$1.00 A KIT
Nicaragua Blend Coffee
TM lamoui Mend lj the utmott la
coffee quality at a rraiunable price (
MERRILL & HOPPER
hk.uum; tiuminxi. mkuf.t
blalU mi-XS Anil M Md
C0UR.SE OF FALL LECTURES
ARRANGED IN VIEW OF WAR
Part of Schedule for Commercial Mu
seum Deals With Europe.
Some Important contributions to litera
ture on the present var are expected to
be made In the series of fall lectures
scheduled by tho Commercial Museum,
34th street below Spruce. The series will
be started with a description of "The
Plcturcsquo Hudson," by Ernest A. Itced,
of New York, October 3.
Wilfred Schoff, secretary of the mu
seum, will be tho first to speak on the
lands In the war zone. He will lecture
on "From Antwerp to Paris," October 4.
On December 12 ho will speak on "Euro
pean Boundaries In Modern History."
Charles P.. Toothaker will be tho speaker
December 5 on "Denmark In the New
The rest of the schedule names the
following speakers: Colonel Edwin A.
Havers, on "The Mediterranean In His
tory nnd Romance," October 17; Mr.
Toothaker, on "Trinidad and Its Asphalt
Lake," October 10; Mrs. Frank Wilde of
this city, "Cochin China nnd the Ruins
ot Cambodia," October 31; Mr. Schoff, on
"The Rhino Land," November 7; Mrs.
Harry C. Ostrander, New York, on
"Mexico, the Egypt of the New World,"
November 14; W. L. Fisher, of tho mu
seum, "America's Gifts to the World "
November 21; Rev. Henry R. Rose, ot
Newark, "With Longfellow in Evangeline
Land," November 2S. and James W.
Erwin, of San Francisco. "From tho
tlolden Gate to Pugct Sound," Decem
BURNING CANDLE SETS
JEWISH HOME AFIRE
Elve Children Rescued From ihe
Blaze by the Frantic Father.
Five children were rescued from their
burning home, 217 Montrose street, early
this morning, when a fire was started by
a candle burning In observance of the
Jewish feast days. The father received
a deep gash In his wrist smashing a
window, nnd other Injuries when he
jumped from the second floor window.
The blaze was In the home of Jacob
FInebcrg. He nnd his wife nnd five chil
dren occupy the second floor. The third
floor was occupied by his son-ln-lnw,
Israel Greonberg, and the latter's wife.
Morris Kaplan, 216 Montrose street, dis
covered the fire on the first floor.
Kaplan aroused the Inmates of the
house by pounding on the door. Fineberg
tried to escape by the stairway, but find
ing his way blocked by smoke and flame
ran to the second-story front window and
smashed the window with his fist. The
glass cut Into his wrist, severing an
Morrlfl Geventer, 23S Slontrose street,
came along Just as Fineberg was about
to drop his children from tho window.
Climbing a rain spout to the coping of
the ndjolnlng houe, Gcventer took the
children fro mFlneberg.
By this time the smoke coming from
tho first floor was so dense that Fineberg,
his wife nnd tho two remaining children
were driven from the front window. Tho
children and their mother were assisted
to the roof of a shed in the ronr by Fine
berg, who then became excited and, run
ning to tho front second-story window,
jumped out. Ho was taken to tho Penn
sylvania Hospital In the automobile of
Fire Chief Murphy.
Firemen found tho entire first floor of
the dwelling In flames when the arrived,
but managed to prevent the spread of the
fire to the upper floors. The candle, left
burning on the table in celebration of
th Hebrew holidays, had burned down
and Ignited the cloth.
MAN UNDER CAR UNHURT
Negro Caught by Fender Escapes
With Few Bruises.
Though his body was dragged many
feet and rolled over by a street car at
Fifteenth street nnd Glrard avenue, Wash
Ington Boyer, a Negro, 91 Watts street,
suffered no further Injury than minor
lacerations nnd bruises
Ho was riding on a cart with diaries
W. Jones, Intl Sebert street The two
were driving east on Glrard avenue last
night when nt Fifteenth street a trace
broke. Tho sudden pull en thu cart jnlU'.t
Boyer from his seat, and he full in tront
of a street car
He wat taken from behind the fender
and kent to St Joseph's Hospital Phy
sicians were amazed to find hU injuries
so slight, and Buyer was sent home.
Metal and Slag
Roofs Are Standard
RESIDENTIAL WORK A
Crescent Compound keens rnnf.
watertight for five years, and is '
also Guaranteed. I
Real Estate Roofing Co.
2343-2349 Wallace St.
JJII Fojilar 1007 iCv(on Ract 1H1
YOM KIPPUR WITH
Thirty-eight Men, Guarded
by Prisoner-c o m r a d e s ,
March to Synagogue at
Thirty-eight Jewish prisoners walked
from a row of cells on the third tier of
the Kastcrn State Penitentiary shortly
after dawn this morning. Many of them
stayed awake In their bunks for hours,
waiting to bo released for the day, so
that they could observe Yom Klppur,
the Day of Atonement.
Attired In their regular gray prison
uniform nnd carrying their prayer
shawls under their arms, the prlsonets
lined up against tho wall on tho third
tier"" They were waiting for the arrival
of nvc other prisoners, nil of whom nre.
serving 20 years, nnd who yearly assist
Warden Hubert McKenty In arranging
vho religious services.
I'pon the arrival of the long-term men,
tho prisoners mnrched four abreast out
of the building Into tho yard. Followed
by Waldon McKenty, they marched
through tho yard until the reached tho
Two keepers opened a largo Iron gate,
and tho prisoners entered a gray granite
stone building v.hleh Is used us a syna
gogue. They sat down on chairs and
each held a Bible printed In Hebrew.
Other persons held Bibles containing a
translation of the Jewish praycrrs In
When all was ready to begin tho serv
ices. It wns discovered that no rabbi or
cantor was present. The prisoners begun
to make Inquiries nmong themselves. A
mnn 27 years old, whoso home Is up tho
Stntc and who before being sent to prison
ns a forger was a student nt n Jewish
seminary, volunteered his services.
Standing at the head of the group of
prisoners, the student began tho services.
After these had been partly finished,
prnycrs were chanted for Warden Mc
Kenty. Kvtry one of the 3S prisoners who ob
served tho Hny of Atonement at the East
ern State Penitentiary today Is fasting.
As a matter of fact, they stnrted to fast
at sunset on Tuesday.
Warden McKenty has promised the pris
oners a special dinner tonight after sun
s. t. Then the fast will be broken. The
supper wll' consist of roast beef, mnshed
pr tntces, plenty of bread and possibly
In the afternoon the prisoners chanted
a prayer In behalf of all the Jewish
soldiers now on tho battlefield In Burope.
Prayers were also said for deceased
In the morning mall which reached tho
prison there were many packages con
taining prayer shawls for the prisoners.
These were sent by mothers, brothers and
slsteis of the prisoners.
The prisoners will not return to their
cells until tonight. They are guarded bj
five of their fellow convict-comrades.
ESCAPED PRISONER RETAKEN
AFTER SENSATIONAL FLIGHT
Man Fled From Abington Jail Amid
Shots From Bluecoats.
John Collins, who made a sensational
escape from the Abington Jail three
weeks ago, Is back In Jail today await
ing trial at the October term of court
at Norrlstown. Collins' getaway was
made under the guns of four policemen,
who pursued him for nearly a mile
down Old York road, shooting their re
volvers. He was captured in German
town by Policemen Streeper and McKec,
of the Abington force.
Tho man was arrested three weeks
ago on a charge of threatening to kill
his brother. Magistrate Williams held
him In $500 ball for court. Collins had
served a term In prison for beating a
mnn with a hammer some years ago,
and at tho hearing he told policemen
he would never go back to the peniten
tiary. While Policeman Mcsser was taking
him to a cell, the man suddenly turned
upon the bluecoat, shoved him down a
flight of steps and fled. Tour police
men gave chase and fired Bcores of
shots at Collins, but he made good his
escape. He will bo arrn'gned again to
day beforo Magistrate Williams.
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BY THE REPUBLICANS
OF CHESTER COUNTY
Only Enthusiasm at Commit
tee Meeting Evoked by
Mention of Brumbaugh and
Announcement of Intended
WEST CHESTEn, Sept. 30.-Senator
Penrose cannot but feel that something:
has gone wrong when he learns that the
county Hcpubllcan Executive Commit
tee, nt Its meeting here yesterday, for
got to adopt resolutions In behalf of his
candldncy nnd proclaim tho great service
he hns performed for tho nation, ns hns
always been the custom of the commit
tee when' In session In the past.
When one of the committeemen hinted
sotto olco that a resolution be adopted
pledging the Senator tho support of Ches
ter County Hepubllcnns, he was quietly
told that thero would be no resolution
In the meeting room there Is a large
portrait of Doctor Brumbaugh, and also
one of Mr. Penrose. At the closo of the
proceedings, a largo group took a stand
before the former's portrait and said nlco
things of him, telling each other what
they meant to do on November 3, In see
ing that the Doctor got tho full votes
of their respective precincts. Tho
portrait of Penrose was unnoticed.
Larry Eyre, always head and front of
meetings of the County Committee, was
present, nnd In a few words, fewer than
he lias ever known to utter on such oc
casions before, pointed to the great vic
tory In store for the G. O. P. and urged
every member to activity from now until
the election. There was some applause
on his rallying note, but It wasn't of tho
whole-souled order that was once heard
tn the committee, when Mr. Eyre called
tho faithful to the party colors.
The meeting was dccldedy 6hort In en
thusiasm, aside from a warm feeling for
Doctor Brumbaugh. Chairman Fred Mac
Donald announced that Doctor Brum
baugh would come Into the county bc
tw en now and the close of the cam
paign and he would speak at several
places, and this announcement wns met
with real applause.
BETTER TRAIN SERVICE
PROMISED WEST CHESTER
Pennsylvania Railroad HeedB Protest
of Citizens' Committee.
As a result of a protest made to officials
of the Pennsylvania Railroad by a com
mittee representing commuters of West
Chester against the action of the rail
road in reducing the number of trains
from this city to West Chester from 15
to '1 per day, which went Into effect on
September IS, the Pennsylvania Railroad
has decided to make certain changes In
running of trains to afford West Chester
better service, effective October 4.
Three trains which formerly only went
as far ns Paoll will be extended to West
Chester. There trains leave Broad Street
Station at 4:15, S:43 and 11:03 p. m. I'ndcr
the new schedule these trains will ar
rive In West Chester as follows: D:40,
10:10 and 12 CO p. m. Tialns arriving In
this city S:49 a. m. weekdays, 12:13 a. m.
except Mondays, and S:13 a. m. Sun
days, will run from West Chester, leav
ing T.3S a. m., 10.55 p. m. weekdays, and
0:o8 a. m. Sundays.
A Perry customer writes
to one of our salesmen:
"Had been buying my clothes
at for years, and I must
say (not for any jolly) that I
never had nearly so much atten
tion shoivn me as you have
For, this is a MAN'S
store! Just Suits, Over
coats, Raincoats, Mack
inaws, trousers, vests, and
such kindred outergarments
for men and young men
$12, $15, $18, $20 for Fall
and Winter Suits, Fall and
Winter Overcoats whose
equals for fit, style and price
are found only
Perry & Co., "n.b.t:
16th & Chestnut Sts.
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