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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1914
AND DIVORCE LAW
Doctor Woods Sees Solution
in "Adoption of Ruling of
Jesus" Doctor Taylor
Would Bar Wedlock to the
"What Is needed as a barrier to un
necessary divorce In America Is the
adoption of the ruling of Jesus on tho
patter by all the peojHo."
This statement was mado today by Dr.
Jlatthow Woods, of 1307 South Brood
ttrcet, n noted medical practitioner and
nn authority on divorce from a medical
point of view.
TVlth the acceptance of Christ's teach
ings," said Doctor Woods, "there would
pe little need of legislation, except In
the matter of transmlBslblo diseases. But
llnoe this seems Impossible, or under
present circumstances extremely difficult,
the next best remedy would bo that, since
vedloclc Is a natural right, to bo for
feited only by some wrong on tho part
cf either contracting party, the central
Government should permit every BUltnblo
person who will substantially perform tho
duties of the matrimonial relation to be
)he husband or wife of another.
"This Bhould bo done by tho enactment
Df Just laws, which should be uniform
throughout tho United States. When tho
matrimonial relation Is entered Into In
good faith and ono of the parties to It
so far falls In the duties Involved as
practically to fruatrato Its ends, tho
Government should provide somo means
fcy which the Innocent party may be freed
from tho mero legal bond of what, In fact,
lias ceased to be marriage. Tho delin
quent's failure should bo fully established
and shown to do permanent and In no
way due to tho fault of tho other party,
and the delinquent should have no claim
to bo protected In a second marriage.
Whether It should be permitted to him
Is not a question of tight, but of public
"I bollcvo that there should be a law
pialtlng It a crlmo for a clergyman or
others to marry tho unfit. This law ought
to bo uniform In all the States."
Dr. J. JIndlson Taylor, of 1301 Pino
street, professor of therapeutics at Tem
ple University, said that tho United
Btatei was sorely In need of better and
more explicit marrlngc and divorce laws.
"It may seem strange for doctors to
dlicuss questions which enter Into the
domain of religion," said Doctor Taylor,
"but I believe, as some ono has said, that
the world will now be saved since the
doctors have begun to preach and tho
clergymen have begun to practice."
Doctor Taylor said that a great danger
to society lay In tho marrlago of people
unfit for parenthood.
"Thoro should bo a recognlred board of
medical experts whose business It would
te, first nnd foremost, to determine Just
suoh points ns tho elcmonta of unfitness
for parenthood, especially for the purpose
of keeping ono or othor of tho contracting
parties from an alliance matrimonial
which might result In adding to the
already serious burden of the unfit. In
stitutions for tho feeble-minded nro filled
with deplorablo Instances of these un--regulated
marriages, many of them In
ching people In tho highest stations of
life. I see this In institutions with which
I am connected.
"Eery child has a right to get a fair
itart In life, no matter what Its social
position The conspicuous Instances of
degeneracy aro bad enough, but the
milder forms, the no-called fools, are a
astly more serious proposition. They
are the trouble mukors, tho persons for
whom thoro li no place In the sorl.il
clicmc, only capnhle of tho most limited
education, especially In tho essential par
ticulars of self-restraint or continuity of
"Tho trouble Is that standards of con
servation, the greatest ahsot a community
could hae, have not oven begun to be
determined ns et. And that Is where at
tention should bo focused. The public
should be educated as to the dangers of
unfit matrimonial alliances Just as It
as been educated In the matter of trans
missible diseases. Tho entlro matter
should be regulated by law with tho as
sistance of medical experts."
BEFORE THE SANDMAN COMES
IN A quiet little pool, just off a
shady river, lived Mrs. Dlack Duck
and her family.
All through the late spring and
jummer she had cared for her family
in a most diligent fashion. Looked
aiier tveir appetites and their health;
their manners and their morals. And
now in the fall she had her reward
In all the river there lived not a
finer family than hers!
So Mrs. Black Duck heaved a sigh
of relief and decided to take a vaca
tion. "For weeks I have worked," she
explained to herself, "and now I mean
jo take life easy. I'll swim around
just as I please, eat everything I can
d; and play and paddle as much as
I care to."
. So she began.
First she found a tender, grubby
worm in a shallow place in the pool.
Urn, Urn I that's good," she said as
she snapped her bill together and ate
n, "P. "I think I'll eat some more,
what a comfort it is not to have to
look after children. I feel quite like
anew nir.nn ri1raHfM Anrl dirt litmt-
d more insects and bugs for dessert
till really she wasn't one bit hungry
'Now, let's see." she mused. "I
naven t had time to primp nicely for
o long! I think I'll just fix up my
So she primped.
ihe fixed her tail feathers and her
Dreast feathers; her sleek glossy neck
and her web feet. "My but that does
el good!" she exclaimed, "I feel as
joung an(i y as my children. I
n I could find something nice to
Play with. I feel just like a frolic. I
n . at ,nat very minute, she saw
HiV ln5 on ,he water.
, .What in the world can that thing
er she asked herself. "I never saw
anything hke it before." She swam up
v,t ,a evca 't carefully. "Long,
?. shck,'r she announced, "wonder
- i a an nnimii?"
ill. I 8 e swanl T very close and
l ?"? b'ack object made no move,
"e decided it wasn't alive.
t!m iybe h's B1 eat." she
KWn, and she took a careful nibble.
to . . aTnd touh! ugh! It's not good
AnH tT wonder what it is good for"
her "in a happy idea occurred to
Vv j-j . a Plaything, of course.
JW didn't I think of that before?
tt,wi r l ,ne very thing I wanted.
0W I vi..j.. ...i.it. r .. j ttL ttvi
ci 'v"uc' wnac i can oo wun nr
loon found out by trying.
DEAD; MURDER SUSPECTED
His Body Taken From Water While
Bride-Elect and Minister Await Him.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 -Murder, not sui
cide, prevented the marriage of Alexandor
Bruce, manager of the Monument Hotel,
at Flushing, V. I to Miss Florence Me
Oonn, according to tho growing belief of
the police today. The body of Bruce
was being fished out of a lonely Inlet In
Flushing bay yesterday at noon as his
bride-to-be, the minister and tho wedding
party awaited his arrival. There was
no sign of suicide, and friends of Bruce
and Miss McGann, as well as the police,
refuse to consider suicide as a theory.
Bruce had rented and fully furnished
ft home for hte btde. He colled on her
Tuesday morning to complcto details of
tho ceremony and a brlof wedding trip.
Leaving about noon he promised to re
turn later In the evening. The next tho
brlde-to-bo saw of her affianced husband
wns when she was called to Identify his
body at tho morgue.
Tho police today are reticent as to
theories, but It Is Intimated thnt a Jealous
lover may have killed Bruce. Miss Mc
Gann Is 23, Bruce was 49. Ho was well
to do, had placed his bank nccount In
Miss Medium's name, and had a life
Insurance policy In her favor.
HOME FOR REGIONAL
BANK IN THIS CITY
Old Western National's
Building, Chestnut Street
Above Fourth, Will House
The directors of tho Federal Reserve
Bank of Philadelphia at their meeting
today selected the old Western National
Bank Building In Chestnut ntrcct, abovo
4th, ns tho homo of tho new regional
bank of this city. No action was taken
In naming a member to tho Federal
Advisory Council to represent this city
nor In selecting n vice govornor or
cashier of the new bank.
An Executive Committee of five mem
bers, provided fofr In the Federal Reserve
Act under which the new regional banks
rtre cited, wan appointed. The mem
bers nro Alba B. Johnson, Class B direc
tor; George M. La Monte, Clnss C. direc
tor, and M. J. Murphy, Class A director.
Charles H. Rhoads, governor of the bank
nnd Richard L. Austin, Federal Reserve
agent and chairman of tho board of di
rectors, will act as ex-oHlcIo members.
They wero not selected for any deflnlto
time, tho object being to make tho
membership of the committee a rotating
one Governor Rhoads expressed tho
opinion thnt the members of the com
mittee will serve for at least six months.
Tho by-laws chosen nt tho conforenco
In Washington between the directors of
all 12 banks nnd tho Federal Reserve
Board wero adopted for tho regulation
of tho bank In this city. It was ngroed
that tho regular meeting days of the
board of directors of the bank, when It
Is in operation, shall be tho second nnd
fourth Thursdays of tho month. Tho
next meeting of the directors will bo
held Thursday morning nt 10 o'clock.
Governor Rhoads Bald subscriptions to
tho stock of tho bank, for which Mr.
Rhonds Issued a call for paymont on No
vember 2, were coming In rapidly. Re
mittances uro being deposited tempo
rarily In tho vaults of the Centrni Na
BECKY EDELSON ARRAIGNED
I. W. "W. Agitator In Court In Garb
of Flaming Red.
TARRYTOWN, Oct. 29 -Dressed In
flaming red from her cerise turban to
her crimson shoes, Becky Edelson, tho I.
W. W. agitator, was arraigned here to
day charged with disturbing tho peace
during the anti-Rockefeller demonstra
tion last spring.
Miss Edelion, who wns acompanled by
Alexander Berkman, the Anarchist lcador,
and a number of other libertarians, acted
ns her own lawyer. In examining talcs
men for the Jury she asked two liquor
dealers If Mr Rockefeller was a custo
mer. Both emphatically replied: "No."
She tried to push it down in the water,
but it bobbed up every time. She
grabbed it in her bill, turned her head
to one side and made great ripples
with the long black tip. Then site
thought of the most fun of all! She
ducked her head down underneath the
long black thing, tiien raised up, and
balancing it on her head, ..warn round
and round. "I never hail so much fun
in my life," she declared, "I wonder
And just at that very minute, a
party of children rnn down to the edge
of tile water. "Lookl" they cried,
"look at Mrs. Black Duck! She's car
rying one of her own black tail feath
ers on her head."
"My tail feather!" quacked Mrs.
Black Duck, "the idea!" She dropped
it in a hurry and eyed it carefully.
"I'll declare. I believe it is! Why
didn't I think of that before?"
Then she put on her grandest man
ner! and swam proudly round and
round. As though she was saying,
"Pooh! do you think I care? I've had
a fine play!"
Copyright, IStl, Clara Ingram Judson.
Tomorroxo Five Little Doves.
DIARY IN DIVORCE SUIT
Husband Shows "Sissy," "Jackass"
nnd "Fool" Among Entries.
riTTSmmOH. ra. Oct -A diary
of six typewritten pages and covering a
period of six years makes up most of the
bill of particulars tiled In the divorce suit
brought by Charles S Smith, a prin
cipal In a public school In McKeesport,
I'a , against Mrs Clara D Smith
Among the extracts are following
"My wife called me 'sissy.' March 6,
1911; 'Jackass,' February 25, IMS, 'fool'
March 1, IMS; 'fat head May 81. 1908"
Smith alleges that his wife swore she
loved only fat men
NECK BROKEN, BUT MAY LIVE
Surgeons Astonished by Oass of Boy
Hurt In Football Scrimmage.
"WASHINGTON. Oct. -Although he
Is suffering from a broken neck as the
result of a football scrimmage last Sun
da), joung Aloalus liabblneton, a high
school boy. was reported today to have
shonn signs of Improvement and the
physicians for the first time held out
jicpes for his ultimate recovery
The case Is astonishing the surgeons of
the capital. The youth not only sus-
tainca a Drottou spwai cotumn, out UU
rib lo wer cnuhed.
Questions submitted to "Ledger Cen
trot," situated (n the Real Estate Trust
Jluildinp, at Broad and Chestnut streets,
tcilt be answered in this cotumn.
Q Who was the chairman of the nyan
State Campaign Committee In this city during
the primary contest last spring? ' '
A. Judge Eugene C. Bonnlwell.
Q PIeaa give me a good formula for re
moving paint from wood -without Injury.
n. c. it.
A. There nre a number of ways of ac
complishing the above, such as using n
strong solution of ammonia or coda wa
ter, A solution of caustic potash may
also be used, but with great care, as this
sometimes raises tho wood a little. Tho
best way, however, wo believe, Is by
using one of tho scientifically prepared
mixtures for removing txilnt nnd varnish
which most of tho large paint manufac
turers put out and which may bo ob
tained from any retail paint dealer.
O. Plm.A fvM ma. Im TOVn Ida Psnami,
Pacific Imposition opns end terminates (h)
Cost of Uin trln .Is. TMnnmi ranfll t-ftirnln
by mall. b. 1,. K.
A. (n) The Panama-Pacific Exposition
will open February 20 nnd close Decem
ber 4, 1915.
(b) The railroads and steamship com
panies have not oa yet made any com
bination rates, but the separate rates
arc aB follows: First- class one-way ratp
by boat, New York to San Francisco,
ranges from J123 to $175, Including meals
and berth. Tho rate returning by rail
Is approximately the outward rate, $T7.8G,
Pennsylvania Railroad West; J76 33, Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, Philadelphia
and Rending Railway and Pennsylvania
Railroad South. Lower berth, J17.G0 ad
ditional. ?. "Where aid the Society of th Hod Cross
originate and when? A, C C
A. At the time of the International
Geneva Convention In the year 1864.
Q. TIow does Phllacialphla compare with Inn
don In regard to population? II M.
A. Tho population of Philadelphia In
1010 was 1,G49,003, while that of London
In 1911 wns 4,C22.98I for tho administra
tive County of London nnd 7,252,953 for
Greater London, Including the Metropol
itan and City Police Districts.
Q. Can ou tell me whether there Ix a Welsh
rhurch In Philadelphia, and If to, where it Is
located? s, i. p.
A. Yes. The First Welsh Prcsbvterian
Church on 21st street below Falrmount
, Q Kindly Inform me where tho Mason nnl
nixon lino extended, nnd why was it eo
called. n, p 8.
A. Tho southern boundary of Penn
sylvania, which was the northern limit
of slavery, nnd was so called from the
English surveyors who surveyed It In
, Q ? he British Museum malntalntho
largest library In Europe? II, II. w.
A No. It Is the second largest, with
approximately- 2,000,000 volumes. Tho larg
est library Is In Paris, tho Blbllothcciue
Nntlonnle, which has approximately 2,
DOUGLAS BURIAL MARKED
BY FULL MILITARY HONORS
King and Queen Represented nt Eu
neral of British General.
LONDON, Oct. 29 -General Sir Charles
Douglas was burled with full military
lienors today. King George, Queen Mnry
and tho Duke of Connaught were repre
sented at the service.
Eight Benernls acted as pallbearers,
nnd among those who attended the serv
ices wero Earl Kitchener, Earl Roberts,
Premier Asqulth nnd nil tho military
attaches of the embassies and legations
ROMANCE IN CLASSIC HALLS
Pennsylvania Girl "Will Become Brido
of University of Wisconsin Doctor.
MADISON, Wis, Oct M.-A University
of Wisconsin romance will result In tho
wedding In November, according to tho
announcement of tho engagement made
today, of Dr. James A. Jackson, Jr., of
this city, and Miss Lillian C. Doster, of
Miss Doster Is a University of Pennsyl
vania graduate and wns brought hero
when the State two years ago began the
preliminary steps toward the formation
of medical college. Miss Doster ob
tained an Instructorlal position In tho
clinical medicine department, where she
became associated In organizing the new
department with Doctor Jackson, who was
working with the university authorities,
in uiiuiuuu io ms private practice In the
city. Tho betrothal Is tho result.
SAND DREDGE BURNED
Loss by Destruction of Machine on
BORDENTOWN. N. J.. Oct. 29,-The
Bnnd-dredglng machine Neptune, one of
tho largest owned by the Halnsport Min
ing and Transportation Company, of
Philadelphia, was burned on the Dela
ware River thla morning. The losi was
Vail Heads Telephone PioneerH
RICHMOND, Oct. 23.-Theodore N. Vail,
of New York, was today elected presN
dent of the Telephono Pioneers of Amer
ica, In annual session here. Henry W.
Pope was chosen secretary and George
D. Milne treasurer.
i mmwmnwgm&&&$L' tw i ,h mm
Benefit by Our
is the concrete result of years of
experience in selling- to particular
The proof of its actual excel
lence depends upon comparison
rather than description.
Bgff . $7.00 Nut . , $750
Stove . 57.25 pea . , 5.50
25c Extra if Carried.
GEO. B. RTE WTON COAL CO.
GARY SEES BRIGHT
DESPITE THE WAR
Points to Present Increase in
Many Exports and Relies
on Nation's Great Resources.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29.-Express-lng
tho greatest optimism ns to tho busi
ness outlook, and asserting that "the op
portunities for progress and success In
this country are greater than ever be
fore," Elbert 21. Gary, chairman of the
United Stales Steel Corporation and
president of the American Iron nnd Steel
Institute, addreescd tho semiannual meet
ing of the Institute here today.
lie rovlewcd the Iron and steel trade of
the world, touching upon the nmlcablo
relations existing between the business
men of various European nations and
those of tho United States following tho
meeting of tho representatives of the
Iron and steel manufacturing Industries
of tho world In Europe three years ago.
In this connection Judge Clary declared
"Without giving reasons In detail at the
present tlmo I venture tho opinion that
tho struggle for commercial supremacy
wan the underlying cause of the war, or
nt least had a decided Influence upon Its
precipitation; that tho questions at Issue
largely relato to dollars and cents.
"And many believe, If representatives
of tho different nations had previously
met In a spirit of friendly nnd considerate
Inquiry for tho purpose of definitely and
ftnnlly settling the financial Interests of
each, alt troublo would have been averted.
EXPORTS NOW INCREASING.
"But what of tho future? We nre al
ways comforted by tho fact that tho pro
ductive capacity and actual production
of wealth In the United States Is growing
year by year; and this ability to produce
will not and cannot be diminished. Be
sides, nt the present time, tho exports of
a largo variety of commodities aro In
creasing, and although not equal to the
volume reported Just prior to tho com
mencement of tho war, yet aro much
larger than nt a time following the be
ginning of the war. This will have a
material Influence upon other lines. All
are stimulated nnd brought Into service,
"As to the long future I do not hesi
tate to say, with emphasis, that tho op
portunities for progress nnd success In
this country are greater than ever before.
If wo can get out of tho ruts of antago
nism, inconsistency, distrust, hvnnrri.v.
Individual indlfforcne to the rights and In
terests of others, which seem to havo
prevented natural ana legitimate progress
during the past fow years, bo that tho
people generally will not disregard per
sonal ambition and will work together
Joining hands, for the protection and pro
motion of tho welfaro of all alike, having
a disposition to utilize to tho be3t advan
tages tho privileges which this country
affords, It will be only a question of tlmo.
and short at thnt, when tho United States
will bo firmly established as the leading
country of tho world. Times and condi
tions aro auspicious.
FAITH IN OUR RESOURCES.
"It is wise for all of us to place our
faith in tho wonderful possibilities of
this country. In this connection it Is to
be remembered there Is a growing senti
ment throughout the country In favor of
Just nnd fair treatment to all the people
and all departments of human endeavor.
It now seems clear that In tho future
greater regard will be had for tho rights
and Interests of all classes of people
without discrimination. Equal Justice will
be done all, rich or poor, stronr or weak.
"Politics or partnership will not be
used to obstruct tho normal and legiti
mate growth of the country; and one
of the most gratifying and encouraging
signs of tho times is the attitude of the
leaders in public discussion and of tho
administration of publto nffalrs."
As to the final result of the European
CHAS. J. COLL & SONS
22 S. 40th Street
GRAND PRIZE MASQUE BALL
Thursday Evening; to 12 P. M.
Branch 38th and Market Streets
MISS MARGUERITE C. WALZ
Studio of Modern Dances
lBO-t WALNUT STREET.
Mrs Elizabeth Yf need. Chaperon.
IF rOU WANT TO BH ADI.E TO DA.NCH
better than the average perion consult
Arm-Bruat, Chestnut St., 1113
BALL ItOOM SPECIALIST
etrlctly prhate leon In up-to-the.mlnuti
dancei. Cle taught tnywhert.
TUB C. ELWOOD CAUrHNTCU SCHOOL.
U'J.1 Cheitnut St.. and branches, prrtate and
clans Instruction dally, Vox Trot, L,ulu Fado
Onestep. Ta Tao. Hesitation. Roull rtoull.
THE MODEIIN DANCES
Private Lessons & Classes Taught Anywher.
Studio. ITS Manhelm St I'h otn 1B08.
MIES SLOANE and MR HRUST
LAKEMOOp. N. J.
A modern hotel with nulet Ir of domesticity
inn a hnmolllra -. w
B B BPANQENBEno, M-r.
conflict Judge Gary declared that, al
though It might appear to be a paradox,
"tho nation that wins will surely lose."
"The enormous cost," he said, "and
the long continued suffering on the part
of the survivors will not be fully cov
ered by any success or glory or Indem
nity. "All that I hare said applies forcibly
to our business. We who are here todny
are engaged In competition; wo are natu
rally selfish; wo nre often Inconsiderate
and Indifferent. It was customary In
days none bv to harbor tho same feelings
and to pursue tho same line of conduct
In tho Iron and steel trade that have been
exhibited In the European conflict. The
grave of concerns destroyed ore numer
ous. "Today I congratulate you on your suc
cess In bringing about a new order of
things In business. Tou have become
well acquainted; you have confidence
In each other; you recognize the Inter
ests of your neighbor; you nrp glad
when he prospers nnd equally sorry when
ho falls of success. You havo a better
and clearer understanding of business
obligations. Vou can faithfully represent
your stockholders or the owners of your
properties, and Indulge In the keenest
competition without doing anything that
Is destructive nnd oppressive or unfair."
Ecdfleld on Speaking- Tour In Ohio
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. . Secretary of
Commerce William Rcdtlcld nrrlved hero
today to nddress two Democratic meet
ings tonight. Tomorrow he will con
tinue his speaking tour through northern
Store Opens 8.30 A. M.
ktraordimiair y Disposal
to Go at Re
Only those who have seen our collection of leather
covered fyroiture cam isoderstand how truly we can call
these pieces "Superb" and "Magnificent."
Now the best thing1 about every piece on the floor is
that unlike so much imposing-looking "leather" furniture,
its fineness is not a surface or skindeep fineness, but a
fineness through and through.
Many of these things luxurious lounging chairs,
sofas and such were imported from England. These are
covered in English Morocco leather, the real goat hide,
not the kind of hide that is taken off a mule or a donkey.
All the pieces not covered in this material are covered
with real No. 11 cowhide, which means the best grade of
hides that comes from the tanneries.
Be fillings are
Every piece In the collection was rnade to sej! for twice the
price ranerked on it. We don't remember when we hsd so mniaoy
pieces to sell for one-half the actual value. But these are samples;
they have been Song enough on show, and now they must move.
One of the most extraordinary offerings we have known in
this class of merchandise is the 2-piece Library Suit sofa and
lazy chair, covered in imported Morocco leather and copied after
the lounging furniture of fashionable English clubs at $183,00.
Easy chairs, $16, $18, $21, $25, $28, $30, $34, $37, $42, $45, $50
and up to $120 each.
A few rockers also at $21, $28 and $3 J easlj.
Davenports, $72, $85, $90, $125 each.
SUICIDE SISTERS RULED
BY RELIGIOUS MYSTICISM
Two Women Who Died by Poison
Had Book of Foema as "Bible."
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 A religious and
artistic mysticism ruled the live of Mrs.
Julia Royael McCay nnd her Bister, Miss
Louise Royael, the elderly ulsters who
committed suicide In Venice, Italy, sev
eral days ago by taking prusslo acid after
their money had been spent. William A.
Bchacht, of 261 Broadway, who knew
them both well, eays they sought purely
spiritualistic life on earth and were pan
theistic In faith and conduct.
Their bible was n collection of poems
about the sen. This they always took
with them, and their whole philosophy
about life was expressed In a frontis
piece poem attached to their poetic bible.
It was said tho women, who belonged to
n prominent Brooklyn family and went
nbroad about two yearn ngo, often spoke
about death nnd Its Inevitability. They
also frequently Rpoke about suicide ns If
It were the most ordinary event.
Loss of "Beaus" Angers Collego Girls
GRANVILLE. O. Oct. 2" -Dcnlson Uni
versity co-eds with "stcndles" weren't on
speaking termi today with other collego
girls, because tho co-eds In mass-meeting
decided men escort"! would be barred at
the Denlson-Ohlo Wesleynn football game
Saturday. Girls who had brn nsked
protested they could not break ongagc
mentp, but the "dateless" co-eds con
trolled the meeting by sheer weight of
numbers nnd tho tula will be enforced.
Organ Plays Tomorrow at 9,
agnifficemit Sample Pieces
of hair, down and moss soft, clean
HAGERSTOWN'S FIRE LOSS
Burning of 00 Automobiles Increases
Damago by First Blaze to $200,000.
HAOEH8T0WN, Md., Oct. 29 -It Is
thought that tho Government will ac
quire tho site of the Antlctam Eire Com
pany Hall, one of tho two buildings de
stroyed in the first big fire her yes
terday morning, for enlarging tho post
oftlce, which It adjoins. Destruction of
69 automobiles, owned by various Indi
viduals, makes tho loss at this fire more
than $200,000. Many cars were not In
sured The origin of the Baldwin Hotel fire re
mains a mystery. 2t probably started In
the kitchen. Tho Academy of Muslo part
of the hotel building Is Intact, owing' to
nubstantlal firs walls, but the hotel In
so badly devastated that a new building
915,000 1,033 IN BARN FIBE
Live Stock, Farm Implements and
MEDIA, Pa,, Oct. 29. Fire In n big
stone barn on tho farm of Alice B
Parker, on the Mlddletown road near
hero did $15,000 damago early this morn
ing. Five horses and four cows were burned
to death and farm Implements and 100
tons of hay were destroyed. Tho origin
of the fire Is unknown.
Store Closes S.S0 P. M.
11 and 5:15
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