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DR. M. G. BRUMBAUGH
AIDED VITAL SCHOOL
Worked for Act Which
ment of Philadelphia
Ei.AOlment of the present school code,
tnihr which the Board of Education of
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh levy their
cwn taxes, was accomplished through the
efforts of a commission of lawyers nnd
educators, of which Dr. Martin d. Brum
aurh was one of the foremost workers,
jtow this revolutionary piece of legisla
tion was made a reality was described
today by William II. Shoemaker, who
was a member of the local school board
: wnen Superintendent Brumbaugh made
his memorable fight for the emancipa
tion of tho public school system from
the grip of politics.
Mr Shoemaker recounted the history
of tho struggle In replying1 to the con
tentions of Vnnco C. McCormlck that
tioclor Urumbaugh had never been a
port of any movement In Pennsylvania
for important civic Improvements. Mr.
Ehoemakor explained thnt ho had no dc
rlro to Indulge In a polltlcnt controversy,
but was anxious thnt Doctor Brumbaugh
receive fair play. No described Doctor
Hrumtmugira nctlvltles as ho witnessed
them while a member of the Board of
"Tho net of Assembly approved April
It. 19j3. was the result of the work of n
commission composed of Henry It. Kd
tnundi, Dr. Edward Brooks, W. V. .Jus
tice, Martin G. Brumbaugh nnd other
educators," said Mr Shoemaker.
HECBIVED NO COMPENSATION.
"The members of this commission re
ceive 1 no compensation for their work,"
continued Mr. Shoemaker, "and wero se
e;toel because of their wldo knowledge
an.l experience In successful educational
and other public work.
"The act revolutionized the system of
government of the public schools of Phila
delphia, and since the time of Its going
Into effect, on January 1, 1308, the sys
tem has advanced, nnd there Is no one
in this city who would be so unrea
sonable ns to assert that the old system
was not vastly Improved by tho new act.
The school code of 1911 has since super
ceded the act of 1905, nnd Jn the fram
ing of this act Doctor Brumbaugh was
an active member of the commission, and
his experience gnlnrd under the act of
1W5 greatly nlded tho commlslson In
framing the code which comprehends the
echool system of the entire State.
"When Doctor Brumbaugh was ap
pointed to aid In drafting the act of
1903 he was professor of pedagogy In
the University of Ponnslvnnla, had been
Commissioner of Education to Porto Itlco
and had large experience in Louisiana
and In the schools of this State. He was
therefore suggested for a nlaco In the
Acommlsslon by Dr. Edwnrd Brookes, tho
.then Superintendent of Public Schools of
Ihls county nnd a former principal of
lio Stats Normal School. Politics had
no place In the naming of Doctor Brum
baugh. It was as an educator nnd or
Eanlzer that he was selected by the rep
resentatives of the best educational cir
cles of this Commonwealth.
DOCTOrt BRUMBAUGH NEEDED.
"Now, if it Is recalled what tho school
jstem was In Philadelphia it will bo
readily jcen why men of Doctor Brum
baugh's character were sought for to
au In passing an act to remedy the evils.
Among the gieatest of these was the
Influence of politicians In the selection
of teachers of elementary schools, the
election of school sites and the control
it apiirupuauons ror school purposes.
"The Iiouid of Education was composed
of one representative from each ward of
the cltv. and as theie were some 40 odd
waids In the city, It was a largo body.
"Twelve school directors were elected
by the people of each ward to compose
a sectional school board. This board
elected all the teachers to the elemen
tary schools In tho ward or section, the
Board of Education having no voice In
the selection of any teachers save those
In the high schools about live schools
SCHOOL SITUATION NOTORIOUS.
"The manner in which tenchers of ele
mentary schools were selected was no
torious, and reached its climax when
eihool dliectors In a ward were Indicted
and convicted for taking money to vote
for a candidate.
"Councils made such appropriations to
the Board of Education as they deemed
"Doctor Brumbaugh was prominent In
the commlslon which drafted the net of
ljfti. This act cut this system up by tho
roots, in providing that nil elementarv
teachers should be annotated bv the
Board of Education from an eligible list
upon which only qualified candidate
could be placed, and the selection should
be confined tn th ihr hichaat ,
list. """ " "
"It was made the duty of Councils to
appropriate a Bum equal to at least five
llilla of the assessed vrIii nf real .
tate. and the Board of Education was
J' control of the money freed from
DOCTOR BRUMBAUGH'B SERVICE.
"U Is scarcely conceivable that any
ene could render a public service more
beneficial to the people than these men
aid, and Doctor Brumbaugh was its
"Mr Mccormick's idens of public
ervice may not recognUe as worthy the
efforts of a man to keep out of politic
those things affecting the public to which
Politics are a menace.
"Doctor Brumbaugh was a leader In
taking the public schools of Philadelphia
eut of politics, and as Governor of Penn
sylvania he will take some other depart
ments out of the politics which Mr. Mc
cormick, it seems, would keep or place
jnem in, under, however, a different party
PASTOR ANGERS SUFFRAGIST
Tells Women to Stay at Home and
ATLANTIC CITY, Oct. 26.-Suffraglsts
!.: an?.rl' today over an attack upon their
cause by the Rev. Charles Martin Nllos,
A. .ot the EP'Pal Church of the
Ascension. After describing polling places
fere a "dirty little holes" and declaring
ch.t! a "dl"Erace nnd a shame" that
Mr iun Wen should have to visit them.
lnT,i?.,tremendous influence of woman
o thi.0 should "erclsed In the home
Som- .men 8ha11 vole the ""'eht way.
you r.you wonin want to vote, but
iouj.??t not vote- You "n influence
hom i nU? In the Privacy of your own
doT ,'S'lad solng on the street to
Into ,.. on l want yu dragged
Hbil ,ha' ""? oX thlD- ok at tho bor-
- aone in t-ng'aid Tib
u AMjU they bad u. v
TELLS OF 11 YEARS OF
'I'm Going to Die Soon, Be
fore They Can Succeed
in Convicting Me," He
Says, in Tombs.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2C Ills appearance
belying his statement that he liaB only n
very few months to live, Dr. Rlchnrd C.
Flower, .former promoter of fraudulent
mining schemes, who was arrested In
Toronto Inst week after he had eluded
the police of this city formore than 11
years, and was brought back here to face
trial, sat on his cot In the Tombs prison
yesterday afternoon nnd told the story of
"I nm going to die very soon," ho be
gnn In a feeble voice. "These detectives,
no doubt, nro patting themselves on tho
back and thinking they have done some
thing very clever to get the old man.
But what have they got7 Before they
can succeed In convicting me I will bo
"If I hnd wanted I could liavo got
away from them ngnln, I could have
refused to como without extradition
pnpets and Insisted upon ball, and all
that sort of thing; but I knew I was
going to pass out nnd I wanted to bo
near home. You will ndmlt that I know
how to get away when I want to, but
this time I did not want to. I nm done.
I have played tho gamo through, and
thcro Is no chnnce for me to get nway
from my next bondsman, death.
'For over ten years I have been n fugi
tive from Justice, being hounded from
place to plnco. Of coitrso I always got
away, but the strain of tho constant pur
suit was there nil the time. I learned In
tho beginning that the host way to get
away from tho police was to let them do
tho wandering, while I Just kept stilt. So
while the detectives were searching
through faraway places I was right here
In Now York, a llttlo disguised, but not
renlly trying to evade them.
"I have sat In the foyern of large
hotels here nnd rend of my being arrested
In other cities nnd henrd people talking
about me. Yet no one thought to nottco
"Those detectives ought not to feel un
kindly toward me. I gave them many
a good trip and lots of good oxpenso
money. I was ntver more thnn 1000 miles
from this city nt any time. My first trip
from New York was to Paterson, N. J.
From there I trnvoledi-to Philadelphia.
You can see how terribly far that was.
"When things got hot In Philadelphia
I beat It to Pittsburgh, and from there to
Detroit, Mich. I struck out for northern
Indiana and spent a few months at South
Bend, then went back to Detroit for an
other year. Next I was In southern Indi
ana, and after that In Kentucky, where I
stnyed until about three years ngo.
Finally I went to Canada.
"I nm broke now and done for. T sup
pose T could beat them ngnln Tf I really
wanted to, but what's tho use? No one
cares for me nny more, and I myself
do not care much. I am In terrible pain
nlways. It is foolish to say that I
operntcd so ninny promoting schemes.
The newspapers evidently think I am n
genius. I guess other men who have
been detected floating schemes must havo
used my name, or else Imaginative au
thorities thought they were me.
"It was also hunk to say that I got
half of Mrs. Delabarre's Jl.000,000 fortune.
The most I ever hnd from her nt any
lime was $50,000, and that was Invested
In my company. Mis. Delnbarre was a
friend, and was perfectly satisfied with
the new Investments I made for her. My
friends never lost nny money through
m. you may rent assured.
"Mrs. Storr, who went on my bond
for $20,000 when I Jumped It 11! years ngo,
wns reimbursed by my friends, and so
was every one who stood by me. I have
always Intended to pay back the money
those other people lost, and could have
dono so If I had been given half n
chnnce. But once I was launched In
nny business, down would swoop the de
tectives nnd off I would bo ngnln!
"I worked for n time aH n chemist,
which was my profession. When I went
to Toronto my wlfo returned to me nnd
wo opened n house for roomers. That
Is what I wns doing when the detectives
cornered me. I thought I had been out
of tho arena ot New York so long thnt I
"I was Just forming a company up In
Toronto to manufacture radiators, but
1 suppose that will be busted now. AVe
had sold only $10.1 worth of stock when
tha detectives found me. We called It
tho Sta'ndard Radiator Company, nnd we
were going tn manufacture Individual
radiators. They wero to heat each room
separately. There was a, fortune In It,
nnd 1 might hnve made some money to
pay hack tny debts. I hnvo been living
very quietly for years, because I know
that sooner or later they would get me."
NEW YORK PRAISES REFORM
MACHINE BLOCKED HERE
When Cooke Advertised for City
Employe, Councils Beat Flan.
Mayor Mltchel of New York, Is being
praised for filling a $5000 municipal posi
tion in that city by Inserting In a news
paper an anonymous advertisement that
carried no hint of politics.
When Director Cooke, of the Depart
in nt of Public Works, attempted to get
n chief clerk for the Highway Bureau
back In 1912 nt J2S0O a year, he Inserted
an unsigned classified advertisement tn a
Philadelphia newspaper. Then the Fi
nance Committee of the Organization
controlled Councils unanimously directed
City Controller Walton not to counter
sign a warrant for payment of the ad
vertisement. Final action of the Finance Commit
tee In putting Itfl stamp of disapproval on
the modern method of Director Cooke In
finding a man for a responsible city pe
tition was taken at a meeting hejd last
When Director Cooke Inserted the un
smned ndveitisement money for its pay
ment was available from a deficiency bill
pass, d hy Councils.
Controller Walton wrote to Director
Cenke regarding the ad, as follows:
"This advertisement purports to be that
of a firm of contractors. There is noth
ing to show that the city received any
service or material that would justify the
approval of the voucher and signing of
a warrant by city onlclals for payment
out of funds In the city treasury "
Director Cooke wrote the Controller:
"In Inserting this advertisement we
adopted the almost universal practice
umong the better class of concerns of
not publishing the emplojer's name. We
adequately described the city of Phila
delphia as a Ions-established concern,
handling extensive und miscellaneous con
tract work in connection with city. State
and Government public work.
"The position that we had to fill Is one
ot great responsibility. We were anxious
to use every means In our power to pre
vent our having an applicant Imposed
upon us by Interested parties."
W Handle Only the Very
Our auto trucks deliver north of Market
street and eaet of SOtb atrett.
OWEN LETTER'S SONS
largrU Coil Tir1 In FblU.
T-et o - "d Uretniittrhiiiil St
EVENING T.nftw-PTrTT:AnTOLIHIA-, MONDAY. OCTOBER
FLOWERS EVERYWHERE, WITH PRICES USUALLY OF NO CONCERN
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"MUST WEAR TIGHTS
AND CATCH COLD?"
"NEVER!" SAY GIRLS i
'Not Only Will Rheumatism
Stiffen Us, But Think of
What Mamma and 'Dad
dy' Will Say."
Seventy pretty chorus girls of "The
Passing Show ot 19H" company who were
censured by a police lieutenant for ap
pearing on the stage without proper
drapery and tights yesterday left for Bos
ton. The door of a parlor car attached to
the New York express opened Just as
the train pulled out of Broad Street Sta
tion nnd before a reporter stood Jllss
Louise Hunt, i-Mlss Stella Mitchell, Miss
Mary Grey and Miss Mnbcl Barry, all
members of the chorus.
It seemed that only the Misses Barry,
Hunt, Mitchell and Grey were In n talka
tive mood. The remaining members of
the company, including Miss 'Muriel Win
dow, one of the stars, were scattered In
the other Pullmans.
The dancers who, according to Police
Lieutenant Smiley, of the 11th and Win
ter streets station, not only shocked him,
but nlso his subordinates said they were
afraid to open letters from home.
"Theso stories in the newspapers about
the police getting after us will surely
cause mother 'to tell me to come home,"
said Miss Hunt, who has a wealth of
light yellow hair and blazing blue eyes.
"I wonder what daddy will say when
he reads all those stories," Interrupted
Miss Barry, who stood near tho platform.
Tho consensus of opinion among the
members; of the company, from tho star
down to tho stage carpenter, was thnt
Lieutenant Smiley doesn't understand
anything about musical comedies.
COMSTOCK DIDN'T OBJKCT.
Members of the "Passing Show" cast
say a Philadelphia police official Is the
first person to find fault with their danc
ing or tho manner In which they appear
on the stage before the audience.
"Anthony Comstock sat in a box and
saw us play In the same costumes at the
Winter Garden, and never objected," de
clared Miss Grey.
Tha gates were being closed by the
ticket takers, so the dancers proceeded
to tell quickly why the "Passing Show
of 19U" CRn be played better without
"Wo do considerable dancing," said
Miss Grey. "Should we get Into a draught
we easily catch cold. Since we were com
pelled to put on tights by the police many
of the girls have contracted rheumatism.
"The lieutenant wasn't fair. We were
properly attired. This sort of publicity
Teaches our homes and It Is likely to
cause all sorts of gossip."
The whistle blew and the conductor
shouted "All aboard." The chorus slrls
went to the car.
PREDICTS SUFFRAGE VICTORY
Mrs. George A, Piersol Sees Favor
able Outcome In State Before 1015.
Victory for the woman suffrage In
Pennsylvania before 1915 Is predicted by
Mrs. George A. Piersol. chairman of the
Woman Suffrage Party In Philadelphia.
Mrs. Piersol has declared herself de
lighted with the result of the whirlwind
tour of the "flying- squadron" last week.
"We have not been conducting a fight,"
Mrs. Piersol said, "but rather a cam
paign of education to present our cause
to the voters and to demand fair play.
We have placed It before the leaders
of the different political parties and they
have all Indorsed it; we have obtained
an expression of opinion from the dlf-'
ftrent Stute Legislature, and now our
campaign Is with the voter. The out
look for the campaign hero Is Indeed
Iloslka Schwlmmer. the Hungarian
suffragist, will sjwak at a suffrage rally
In the Little Theatre, De Lancey street
above 17th, at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
J. Franklin Miller
I l626Chestnut Sfc. I
of all kinds.
All to be found at
"BILLY" SUNDAY WORKERS
SPOKE TO 250,000 HERE
Leave on Two Special Trains for
Wilkes-Barro and Scranton.
ftcr telling of the effects of the
Billy" Sunday campaigns In Wllkcs-
Barro and Scranton in moro than 400
churches of this city and In the suburbs
from Pnoll to Bridesburg and from
Doylestown to Woodbury, N. J., mo3t of
the nrmy of "trnll-hltters" left early this
mdrnlng for their homos on two special
It Is estimated thnt more than 230,000
persons heard tho "trall-hltters" speak
during their stay In this city and vicinity.
Besides the addresses In nearly HOO
churches In tho morning and evening,
the lay preachers addressed 2S mass
meetings In different sections of tho city
In tho afternoon. Among the largest of
these wero the meetings In the different
branches of the Young Men's Christian
Association. At these services nnd nil
the others special programs of music wero
given nnd tho "Billy" Sunday revival
hymns were sung.
Among those who spoko were bankers,
business men. coal miners, railroaders,
former bartenders, former saloonkeepers
men from every walk of life who had
started to llvo the new life after they
had bceii persuaded to follow tho saw
dust trails In tho Sunday tabernacles.
Practically all of them hit tho saloon
haid blows, saying that It had been their
"hanging out" place before their con
version, and declaring that It had been
"the greatest power of the devil" in their
communities before Sunday went there.
Now, they said, tha saloon business In
Wilkes-Barre nnd Scranton was fast wan
ing, nnd the people generally were for
A party of about 200 of the "trail hit
ters." who remained over night In Phila
delphia, tang revival hymns on tho City
Halt plaza and in the Wanamaker Store
tills morning just before they boarded
trains for homo.
ARRANGES A BUSY WEEK
Activities Start Today With a Confer
ence at Doylestown.
The Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage As
sociation has planned a busy week. This
afternoon a Bucks County conference will
be held in tho auditorium of the high
school In Doylestown. Miss Hannah J.
Patterson, of Pittsburgh, chairman of the
Woman Suffrage party of Pennsylvania,
will preside nnd leading BUffnige workers
of the county will nttend.
Tomorrow afternoon a Montgomery
County conference will be held. The
speakers will bo Miss Patterson and Miss
Adella Potter, of Brooklyn. Work In the
Interest of the suffrage cause will con
tinue nil winter.
Miss Potter was brought here by Mrs.
Anna M. Ormo. chairman of the first di
vision of the Woman SufTruge party. She
Is directing the organization in Chester,
Montgomery and Bucks counties. She
was a member of the suffrage school of
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Carr. and was the
organizer of tho cavalry company In the
suffrage parade In New York. She Is a
graduate of the Woman's Law School of
the University of New York.
At the suffrage meeting to be held to
morrow night In Marshall Hall. Oak Lane,
Madame Kosika Schwlmmer, who repre
sents women of 14 nationalities In a plea
for Intervention In tho European war to
President Wilson, will speak.
The meeting will be presided over by
Dr. Gelrge W. 3. Stewart- On the re
ceiving committee will be Mrs. William
Grnbln, Mrs. Hnrry Miller and Miss E. S.
Marshall, Mrs. W. H. Shelmlre. Mrs.
Joseph Gabriel, Mrs. A. Hubincam, Mrs.
M. D. Edmonds, Mrs. Charles W. Asbury,
Mrs. N. II. Hand, Mrs. Paschall H. Cog
gins, Y. M. C. A. WAGES CAMPAIGN
TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP
Rival Team Leaders Receive Final
At least 1300 new members are expected
as the result of the membership cam
paign to be waged by the Central Y. M
C. A. A meeting for final Instructions of
all the members of the two contending
companies, the "Blues" and "Golds." will
be held in the south parlor of the Central
Branch tonight at 7:20 o'clock.
Commanders John H. Fatrlamb and J.
Ralph Wilson and the various team cap
tains will speak William O. Easton.
executlvo chulrman of Central Branch.
Hili preside. Nearly SOU mabtm lv
been enrolled In the 21 teams, and novel
features will be introduced at the meet
Ins by tho various captalne.
Metal and Slag
Roofs Are Standard
RESIDENTIAL WORK A
Crescent Compound keeps roofj
watertight for five years, and i
Real Estate Roofing Co,
2-4i-U- Wallace St
NE IfttSH R05b
5UPE.R5EUE- u ,
COST OF FLOWERS
NOT TO RISE WITH
Prices Won't Be Affected by
War or Weather, Say
Dealers Better Blooms
Than Last Year.
Prices of cut flow.rs will not be af
fected by tho war, the weather or any
other unfortunato circumstance. They
will bo chenper this year than last and
of a far better quality.
As nearly everything else that la In
demand ha1? risen In price, It was rumored
that the cost of flowers would also In
crease. However, Europe Is making no
demand for flowers. Sho Is spending her
money on flour and meats.
Charles Henry Fox, a Broad street
florist, was Inclined to be a bit pessi
mistic regarding the floral situation.
There was no telling vhen a frost would
come. Chrysanthemums will cost the
man who can't watch a football gamo
without a fair lady nt his side to heed
his criticisms of tho plays from $2.50 to
14 a dozen.
Dahlias, another popular fall flower, suf
fered a little fiom tho lack of rain. They
will retail at 23 cents to $1 a dozen.
Bulbs, most of them from Holland, have
not Increased In price. Florists are plenti
fully supplied with them.
H. H. Battles, a 12th street florist, says
that flowers will be plentiful and cheap
this year. The Hadley vases will range
from 2 to $3 a dozen. American Beauties
hold their own as being the most popular.
They retail from 2 a dozen to J7.50.
There Is a 'new arrival In town In the
rose family. It It the "Afterglow," Just
Imported from Ireland. It has a deli
cate tint, Is fragile and has only five
petals. Its popularity has not yet been
given an opportunity to be tested.
Louis Gold, who sells flowers from
baskets on Market street, of u Saturday
night. Is sure the war won't affect hi
business. The weather does. Louis buys
his stock from a, refrigerator. They come
out beautifully chilled und frozen, but
they don't last long. I.ouK when he
make a sale, advises his customers to
hurry home with the flowers. Louis
knows that once the heat gets to them
they will hung their heads nnd shed
A nice day with the temperature below
freezing helps his business. As tn the
prices his charges vary. If a gentleman
is enthusiastic and boisterous about the
purchase Louis charges 3 a dozen.
At other times the price is around 25
35,000 IRISH IN RANKS !
Redmond Says Volunteers Must Aid '
New Erin Government. I
BELFAST, Ireland, Oct. 2t Addressing
a nu-etln? of Irish volunteers, John n
Redmond, the Irish Nationalist leader,
said yesterday that when the Irish Gov
ment came into being the volunteers must
bo absolutely at the disposal of that Gov
ernment, nnd he declared that In spite of
emigration Ireland would maintain her
place os a Pghtlng nntlon.
Thirty-five thousand Irishmen have
Joined the army since the beginning of
the war, Redmond added.
Walter E. Hunt
formerly Tryuiby, Hunt ,t Co.
VNOW LOCATED AT
Our Ion puces are dun to
two fai-tir-we sell direct from
factory to you and we are in
the low rental district which
enables us to sell at less profits.
Furniture Made to Order
REDUCED PRICES ON
Kasy Chairs, Davenports and
Living Room Suites, covered
in Denim and Tapestry.
For Estimates. Phono Dlekln-
,n, ?? " 3-77' and we
will call and give same.
Car Route 32 on Market St.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
HANDS DOWN MANY
Refuses to Annul Indictment
Against ex-U. S. Treasurer
Morgan, Charging Misuse
of the Mails.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2S.-The United
States Supreme Court today refused to
annul nn Indictment In New York against
Jared Flagg end Daniel N. Morgan. ex
Treasurer of the United States nnd others,
charged with using the mails to defraud
in the sale of stocks. Flagg nnd his col
leagues alleged tho Indictment was void
because the evidence upon which It wns
based was obtained by poslofTIce In
spectors during a raid, and wns, therefore,
In violation of constitutional guarantees
against unlawful search nnd seizure.
A decision by the Federal Courts of
New York exempting from the operation
of the corporation section of the Income
tax law realty corporations whose In
terest disbursements aro In excess of
their gross Income will be rovlewed by
tho Supremo Court, the court today ac
ceding to the Government's petition for
such a rovlew. Tho Government hold
that theso corporations should bo allowed
to deduct only a part of tho interest pay
ments when calculating net Income. The
cnoo that hnd been appealed was that of
the Forty-Two Company, owner of a
building In New York city at 42 Broad
way. Thp appeal of creditors of Lathrop,
Hasklns & Co., of Now York, from a de
cision of the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals of New York, which allowed
a claim of $103,4S5 in favor of J. M. Flsko
Co., wns dlamlsbed by the supreme
Court. The suit wrose out of a legal con
troversy nn to whether Fisko & Co. should
have Indemnified Lathrop. Hasklns & Co.
for Hocking stock purchased Jut before
both firms failed. It was a sequence of
the famous 'nocking pool" of 1D0D.
Tho court entered an order refusing to
set aside the conviction of Wlltlam L.
Norton, ex-presldent of the American Nn
ttonnl Bank of Bartlosvllle, Oklnhoma, ot
misapplication of the bank's funds.
The court alllrmed tho decision of Foder
al Courts of Ohio in refusing to restrain
tho Industrial Commission of that Statf
from enforcing the anti-screen law passed
for the purpose of protecting coal pur
chasers from Impurities and compelling
the coal operators to pay their miners on
the bnsls of the coal's weight after being
screened. A tost case had been taken
tn the court by the Knll and Itlver Coal
Company. The operators asserted the
law was unconstitutional.
A tnxatlon dispute between officials
of Logan County, Oklahoma, and the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Hall
road, with regard to a tux levy nssessed
by the Oklahoma State Hoard of Taxa
tion, was settled by tho court In favor
of tho railroad.
A verdict of $2S,jOO. rendeied In In
diana courts In favor of the creditors
of the People's State Bank of Huntlng
burg, Intl., and against the United States
Fidelity and Guaranty Company, of
Baltimore, wns upheld by th Supreme
Court. Thf verdict was based on nn
action to recover on the bond of Charles
Behrens, ex-cashier of tho bank.
The Supreme Court waa requested by
the Government to grant un early hear
ing of Its suit to compel the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad to submit Its
books to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission for an examination. Tho Inter
state Commerce Commission Is making
nn Investigation of the road pursuant
to a resolution of the Senate.
AWARD MONUMENT CONTRACT
Chester County Soldiers' Memorial
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Will ost l (,auu.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Oct . Harry
I.ewla tt.ihl, of Easton, was today given
tlio contract by the Chester County
Board of Commissioners for the erection
of a monument to the soldiers and sail-
ors of the county who fought In the
jiani s pin was i..jiv. me monument
win be located at tne southeast corner
of the Courthouse lawn
REGIMENT FOR CANAi, ZONE
The Fifth Ordered to Be in Readiness
to Join Panama Force.
WASHINGTON, Oct W -To protect
the I'annmu Canal adequately, tho Eth
Regiment of Infnntry was ordered to
day to hold Ithelf in leadlness to move
from I'lattsburg barracks, New Vork.
to the Canal Zone without loss of time.
The transport Buford, now at Vera
Cruz, will convey the regiment from
New York to I'anama.
MADE IN AMERICA!
The KTrut war h Interfered Willi
Imports of munj- popular perfume.
Hate you tried our own Ounlmlu
Toilet Mater? A dainty and Ut
Inv u rould be delrrd, and fatlt
lun'a favorite at prraent. In artll
liottlrn, 65c X ltt. I'oMpuld to any
l'hllsdrlphla'a Standard Drill Store
1518 Chestnut Street
Our urdriilit Talcum. Wr.
, TIS A FEAT
1 A Specialty
with pleasing style and a
favorite of those who know.
The brocade gaiter effect, con
cave heel and patent colt vamp,
haze made this boot one of the
season's most popular DeLyte
Fifty-seven correct styles, and all
sizes insure a fit for every foot.
The Big Shoe Store
8204-6-8 Market St.
FIGHTIN DELAWARE ,
OPENS IN EARNEST;
man, Candidate for Re
election, Enters Campaign
at Rally Tonight.
WILMlVGTON. Del., Oct. ai.-Wlth a
reception In tho headquarters of the
Democratic League, Democrats will to
night begin a campaign which Is expected
to cover every section of the State In
the hope of rallying voters to the support
of tho ticket.
Democrats declare they have been han
dicapped because Congressman Franklin
Rrockson has been forced to remain In
Washington nnd could not follow the
whirlwind campaign which Secretary of
State Thomas W. Miller, his Republican
opponent. Is now waging.
Congressman Brockson Is now expected
to begin a spcechmnklng tour.
Democrats generally are confining them
selves to lauding the Democratic national
Administration and In blaming the pres
ent hard times which exl3t in AVIlmlng
ton on the war nnd thp refusal of th
Interstate Commerce Commission to allow
the railroads to raise their rates. On the
other hand, the Republicans are charg
ing the Democrats with causing the hard
times by med.'.IIng vlt.i "big business."
NEW BALLOT LAW EFFECTIVE.
Both parties are now busy endeavoring
to familiarize voters with the new ballot
law of this State. Under the old law
It was necessary for a man to secure his
ballot at a polling place and then go Into
tho voting booth and llx It at once. Now
he may obtain It from other sourcesft.
mark it at home If lie so desires undg
then take it to the polling place and place
it In tlie envelope which 13 given him
Republicans nnd Democrats, alike, were
In favor of the enactment of the law. and
United States Senator Wlllard Saulsbury
wns particularly Interested In It, while
the Republican leaders agreed to it. It
Is claimed that it opens a big opportunity
for fraud after tho matter of vote buying
hnd been Mopped in this State. The new
plan will be used for the llrst time In the
Those In favor of the law declare that
it U n more conducive to vote buying
and selling than the old plun, for, while nasal
a man raight bo bought to vote a certain man
ballot and the ballot be marked for him, .j
there Is no guarantee he will enst that
ballot when he goe to the polling place. rralo
GIRL STRANGLED AND LEFT tohM
IN DESERTED PARK VAULT mm
Fifteen-year-old Victim o Murderer I to
Missing Since August. blt
SOUTH BEND. Ind.. Oct. 26. With 8lcttl
scarcely any clues to aid them, detectives gglea
toriav are attempting to discover the the
identity of the slayer of pretty 13-year-
old Hazel Macklln, victim of one of tha
most brutal murders In tho history of
The body of tho girl, who disappeared
August 19. was found In a vault at Is
land Park, a picnic resort one mile from
the city, late yesterday, f-'he had been
strangled with a piece of her undercloth
ing which was knotted about her throat.
Her clothing had bten partly torn from
her body and several scratches and scars
Ehowed sho had fought desperately.
The Macklln girl was a favorite among
other high school students and at the
Sunday school of the Westminster Pres-
bjterian Chuich. For several years sho
had lived with her uncle, being an orphan.
Early in August sho asked permission
to go to work. Tho Millers Inserted nn
advertisement In n newspaper for a posi-
Hon for her as nurse or maid foi a
farmer's wife. A man, who said he was
' a farmer living between Sonth Bend
I nnd Mlshawakn. answered tho ad bv
telephone. He directed that Miss Macklln
meet him that evening at Springbrook
rark. she has not been seen since.
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