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VOI. I NO. 41
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PRICE ONE CENT
Cortnraitr, 1814, nt tnu Pdbmo Lroont Cohmht.
MANY SALOON MEN
ASK FOR TRANSFER
OF THEIR LICENSES
FAMILY REUNITED BY CHILD
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Appraisement Filed With
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First Session of Court Since
I Summer Marked by Activ
' , ity in Seeking Changed Lo-
cation or Ownership.
The first session of the Llconc Court
Ince the early iart of last summer to
day brought out a long list of applica
tions for the transfer of liquor lleensci
from person to person or from place to
place. The list called by Judges Carr
mid Davis included 133 retail license pe
titions and IS wholesale cases.
The application for the transfer of sa
loon privileges from one location to an
other received the most attention from
D. Clarence Glbboney, of the Law and
Order Society and unless the rea'on for
requesting; the court's pcrmlsinn to move
rested on a substantial foundation and
for a new place In the immediate vicin
ity of tho old stand, the Judges did nor
seem much Inclined to favor such appli
cations, but they took all application"
for change of location under considera
tion. Petitions for transfers front person to
person fared better and general were
granted excepting In some cases where
trie license-holder had llnanclal difficul
ties with creditors. In sevcial cases Mr.
Glbbony Intimated that the men who
desired to have licenses transferred to
them were not entirely the proper persons
to have a liquor license, and thssc cases,
too, were held under consideration by tho
One of tho lattcr's cla.s was In the ap
plication of Michael Cassano. of northeast
corner 7th and Christian streets, to trans
fer his license to Frank DeStefnno, his
manager. The Law and Order Society
representative questioned the manager,
asking him If the saloon property was
not a rendezvous for quetlonahlc wo
men. DeStefn.no denied this, but Mr.
Glbboney remarked to the court that "It
li fortunate that this man Is not here
on a rule to revoke his license." The
court will decide Cassano's application
The petition for the transfer of Dome
nlco A. Turchl's license, from S07-OT South
11th street to the northwest corner of
10th and Catharine streets, seemingly did
not impress Judgo Carr.
"I recall a number of such applications
for this place and we will consider tho
matter," said Judge Carr.
The court was told the property at the
southwest corner of 7th and Balnbrldge
streets, to which Angelo Lebano asked
to transfer his license now at the north
vest corner 7th and Lombard streets,
was a doubtful location for a saloon.
Itr. Glbboney declared the place had
been applied for time after time and
had been refused since a license formerly
at the place was taken away by the 1W
License Court. The neighborhood In It
self, according to Mr. Glbboney, Is one
that should not have another saloon. He
also said the locality was so well sup
plied with drinking places that owners
of saloons In the vicinity would certainly
not favor another license near their
places. The case was taken under con
sideration. CrtEDITOHS OPPOSE TRANSFER.
Creditors of Samuel Relter, 621-23 Arch
Street, objected to the transfer of his
license to Abraham Salklnd, alleging that
they had received no notice of Relter's
Intention to transfer his license. The
court was asked to give the creditors an
epportunlty to protect their interests.
Relter, It seems., engaged In the manu
facture of envelopes as a side Issue to
tha saloon business and got into finan
cial difficulty. Thw court decided to give
the creditors a chance to file formal
protests before acting on the transfer
The retail license at 2301 Pine street las
attacked by Mr. Glbboney, who asserted
that the character of the neighborhood
Is such at the present time that there
Is no business for a saloon there and
that it should be revoked. He objected
to the transfer or the license from Adolph
Steudle to John J sulllvan Steudle wns
not present in court, but Sullivan, in
asking for the license, was positive there
was a living for a man at the place The
case will be decided later.
Harry J. Craig, who asked for the trans
fer of th license now held by Edward
aiurphy, at 1313 Race street, said he did
not wish the transfer if lie was not
permitted to remove the license from Its
present location to the southeast corner
of 13th and Race streets. Tho latter place
was a saloon property for many years,
but the license which was held there by
Patrick lalla.;her was transferred to the
Jiext door property on 13th street a couple
of years ago Gallagher protested against
another license being placed In the cor
ner property stating that the owner of
the building and his former landlord,
with whom lie had difficulty over ab.
normally high rent, had been seeking to
obtain a license for the place ever since
Gallagher got his transler The court re
served Its de.ii.ion although the outlook
does not seem favorable to the transfer.
K,,i5r,l.f5,l'I,"n rantl are
Jlrat Vtanl-Uenjdmin Herkowiti, 1SG0 Soutn
.,, rt4, " Samuel Frledinao. Jamti Mc
.ally, heel street, to .-.ulhRt.t corn,? Di'
aar. avenue and Hel trt: June. R jfc
Xn, northwest corner Front and Morris
trwe. to Michael Donnelly.
Pajeyunlc avenue, to 'Anthony Maielll.
iwm ra June Caniz, S12 Sojih 13th
trt. to STank. X. Suro. lu
Fourth Ward Oalaomlno Foglittta, 600 Bain
fcrlait street, to aouthwut corner ftth anl Bain
?,'!' ?''. v ,.,.,"'r Q"nn. outhat rwnur
1,m...ny,iLnb5!1S '"." to Jae, Holier.
Filth W ard-Patrlfllc Kell, J8S rhe4tnui
Unit, to Richard McKutt. Mary Haeifirt
SOI South W street to Harry Zimer. William
J. Aan HooW, 419 Library street, to Van Hook
eV r ait
8Uth Ward -Patrle lljme. lOS-Ol North M
ireet, to Tatrlck J Malone. Ueorge Bprlader
JOS North Hth etrwt to Xlkal Kal1a
Ml roth Ward-Mary Hr.m. ISM Pine
treet. to Anthony Kllleen. Frank J Conlen
1130 South strwt. to Oeorgo R l"atrhl. Frank
ord, S18 South lath etreet. to John Laady
Elsbtn Wani .'onirtl R Atklnaun. Ill South
Jlta street, to WllUam M. Atklm n Uiillam
K. llrill, Jr., 111-13 South lUth si ret to Ed
ward Tachopp. FrxderUk l. ( rals 2:,9 South
Sin ttreet to John W B..were John Ual
len. 113-15 South sth elrnt to Daniel D. J
O'Donnell', Jamea J and Orurge O Mad
uuthweet corner uth and Santooi trte. to
tiaora O llwij Jamee Mcflay 1KC Sanaom
Street, to William B Sainton DaviJ Shernun
Cld-lg Walnut atnet. to Sherman A Hlrsh.
Ntcth Ward Emma Beyer 1 gouih ljtn
street to Ukaaal F Donohue, Sr ttamard
Xleanally, 94 FUbert ret, to Thonua J.
SteGarry; Samuel Krekauin 1K29 FllUrt
(treet. to 1H0-.U 2-IS-?7-S8 Ftltert Mreet;
Joeeph lvlekner 30 South lata etreet i
Oeorae K. t'antrell K'li M V. M Manue. 1510
12 Market street t Norman Van'tome An
taoor Reale l mheaat r rnr Kth aa4 Fl.bert
i-eU. ti Anthony anl John Reale Stierr'ii
a ' ixne ac o p Tta via aireei to aq iph c
e-i1 wa-.t jin-i-ew T nauaaher ,-,49
nh Frct areet. t3 Jatnaa J Keoah svuv
' .r. t?rthct c rner fe Market street
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BOARDER HELD PENDING
PROBE OF WOMAN'S DEATH
Police Sny Qunrrel Preceded Shooting
of Mrs. Mnry Grnffon.
Pending Investigation by tho eoioner
Into the death of Mrs. Mary Grafton. 41
years old. who tvas found dead from a
bullet wound In her home, 44S Noith KM
street, last night. Magistrate Hole In the
Cist and Thompson streets station today
held without ball Louis Gilbert, a board
er In the Graffon home.
Gilbert, according to the police, v. as a
partner with the woman and her husband
in a business venture. It is said there
was a quarrel In the 62d street house yes
A bartender at C3d street and Glrard
avenUe testified Mrs. Grafton was In n
saloon there at S o'clock accompanied by
a person he did not know. The bartender
said the woman remarked to her com
panion: "Things arc not going very well.
1 think my time has come."
Mrs. Grnffon was found dead In the din
ing room last night. She was on a couch
with a bullet hole In her temple. Lieu
tenant Ewlng said today in his opinion
the woman was standing when shot A
bullet was found on the floor.
According to Mrs. Grafton's husband he
and Gilbert were upstairs when the sound
of a revoher shot rang through the
house. They descended and found the'
woman lying on the couch and a revolver
on the floor.
THEFTS IN GERMANTOWN
Money, Spectacles, Coats nnd Cornet
Stolen From Three Homes.
Burglars broke open a child's toy safe
at the home of Thomas Helllngs, 71 Hast
Horttcr street. Germantown, last night,
anil looted It. making away with Its con
tents, 36 cents. A pair of gold spectacles
also were stolen.
Tho squeaking of an Icebox frightened
hungry burglars from the home of V.
II. Tomllnson, 218 I-ast Upsal street.
early this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Tom
llnson were awakened by the noise nnd
hurried downstairs in time to hear the
prowlers leap through a small window In
the laundry, through which they had
The same thieves, the police think,
forced a front window at the home of
Thomas Robinson, 122 East I'paal street,
and made away with a cornet and 0.
They also took two coats belonging to
Mls Eleanor Baker from a clothesline
at her home. 6J02 Quincy street.
WIRELESS BATES CONTESTED
Steamship Lines Join In Complaint
Against Marconi Company.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 Headed by the
Southern Parlflc Railroad Comrany, a
number of American steamship lines have
joined in fc complaint against the Mar
coni "Wireless Telegraph Company ot
America to the Department of Commerce
In Washington on the ground that the
company's Increase in monthly rental
from 160 to 1100 for the use of the Mar
coni apparatus aboard ships Is exorbitant
The complaint was sent to the depart
ment befort the recent agreement be
tween the Marconi company and the Na
tional Electric Signaling Company be
TBOLLEY HITS BUSINESS MAN
Escorting Young Woman When
NEW YORK. Oct. 30 -Ward B Shear
don. C5 years aid. second vice president
of the Standard Milling Company, !
Wall street, is dead at hN home here
from Injuries suffered when he was
knocked down last night by a Madison
aientie street car at Madison avenue and
He was Escorting a young woman, and
stepped so close to the tracks that the
car struck him, fracturing his skull.
ASKS FOR NEW FINGERS
Girl Chopped Them Off While Pre
A young woman who had chopped off
three fingers with a cleaver while pre
paring breakfast this morning walked Into
the Hahnemann Hospital and wanted the
physicians to replace them When she
was tcld that It was impossible and that
In all probability another ringer would
have to be amputated, she began to sob
The sir: Sadie Sosesepamak, 21 years
old, said she was employed In a rtsUu
ront at 13M Ridge avenue.
AGED MAN SHOOTS HIMSELF
Physicians at Hospital Expect Greiss
Dependent bcuuse of ill health. An
drew Greiss. t yar old. Bhot himself
at Pulaski avenue and Huffuer street last
The wound in the head n not serious
it Is believed, and i'hiRi,ins at St
I ik- a Hospital expc t Qrens t f-civer I
He 1-ft hie heme, 3133 North 22d street. '
Irsi ienmg, and nt i , a lot, where I
he fled to end bis Ufa i'-h a bullet from
ft largo caUbr. revwv
BOY MEETS FATHER WHEN
PARENTS WED SECOND TIME
Marriage Tonight Will Beunlte
Fnmily Separated Seven Years.
Elght- ear-old franklin Archibald
Grler, ,"21 Chestnut street, Is happy to
day because his fnther la coming home,
When the boy was but n year old his
parents cvirated and until yesterday ho
had never met his fnther.
Tonight William b Grler nnd Mrs. Elsie
11. Grler, parents of the boy, will he re
married after a separation of soven
years. They wero legally separated Oc
tober 25, 1912, after living npart Ave years.
The ceremony will be performed by the
Rev. V. K. Galloway, pastor of the
Woodland United Preibyterinn Church, at
tho home of the bride. Miss Mabel B.
Underwood, whose father Is a cousin of
President Wilson, will be bridesmaid.
Mrs Grler said todny her son has been
kept In Ignorance of his father's Iden
tity until recently. There was an affect
ing reunion when the two met. The
couple will tour Now Englnnd by auto
mobile nfter the wedding nnd will live
at 210 West Tabor road, Olney, upon their
SERIES OF RESCUES IN FIRE
Families Flee, Children and Pets Car
ried From Flames.
Three children were rescued, two fam
ilies fled scantily attired and a pet dog
and cat were carried out through dense
smoke when fire damaged the chop houae
of Charles Anderson, 2S09 North 22d
street, early today.
The blnze started when grease on the
kitchen stove took fire. Anderson rushed
upstair and rescued his three little chil
dren who were In bed. They were taken
across tho street, but begged tearfully
that some one rescue their pets. The
cat and dog were brought out by Ander
son, who hnd to fight his way through
Sergeant Adams nnd Policemen Neely
and Urcv.-fi, of tho Ridge and Mldvale
avenues station, arrived before the fire
department and aroufed neighboring ten
ants. J. R. Paul and his family, in
cluding several children, were helped to
the street. It took the firemen nearly an
hour to subdue the blaze. The damage
COURT RAPS FEE DIVISION
Judge Declares Lawyers Who Pay
Agents Are "Unethical."
In nonsuiting the claim of Gustavus
C Seidel and Rudolph J. Sosna, real es
tate dealers, against Andrew T. Jenkins,
an attorney. Judge Bonniwell in tho
Municipal Court today denounced as
"unethical and lclous" the practice of
lawyers dividing their fees with the par
ties who brought them the "business."
Seidel nnd Sosna presented a claim for
$123 against Attorney Jenkins, the con
tention being that this amount was half
a, fee which he was paid in the settle
ment of a certain estate, which he ob
tained through their efforts. After read
ing the statement of claim, which set
forth tho basis of the claim for JLM.
made by the two plaintiffs. Judge Bon
niwell said he did not wish to hear any
tcstimonv in such a case.
LIFE'S BURDEN TOO HEAVY
Deserted Mother and Crippled Daugh
ter Found In Death's Enbrace,
CHICAGO. Oct 3.1. With their arms
around each other, Mrs. Bertha Jnsne.v
4S, and her crippled daughter. Sophie. 16
were found dead today. They had ended
their lives by turning on several gas
jetc. Several months ago the husband
and father disappeared after a family
quarrel Mrs Jasne sought work In an
effort to provide for the crippled girl, but
had slight success.
WALKS IN FRONT OF CAR
Woman, Who Did Not See Approach
ing Trolley, Dying of Injuries.
Sir. Julia Carr, 38 years old, 2523
Cedar street. Is dying in the Pol) clinic
Hospital. She was cruaing Gray's Kerry
road at Washington aienue this morning
and did not see an approaching Darby
trollo tar and walked in front of it.
She was hurled to the pavement, striking
her head against the curbstone. Her
skull was fractured
Not Totally Incapacitated
O. Henry always retained the whim
sical sense of humor which made him
quickly famous. One time he called
on the cashier of a New York nuh.
lishing house, after ainly writing sev- f
eral times ror a check winch had Ijeen
promised as an advance on his royal
ties. "I'm sorry explained the cashier,
"lut Mr Blank, who signs the checks,
Is Laid up with a sprained ankle."
"But, my dear sir, ' expostulated the
author, "does he sign them with, his
eU" Kansas, pity glftr, 1
Personal property of the estate of tho
late John Dobson, of the Arm of John
& James Dobson, carpet manufacturers
of Mnnayunk, nsgregntt-s $14,161,373.90.
An inventory appraising the persounl
effects of Mr. Dobson at that amount
was filed today wltn tho Register of
Wills by Ernest E. Prevost nnd Joseph
McMorrls. Mr. Dobson died In July, 1911.
His will, admitted to probate shortly
after his death, bequeathed the bulk of
. his vast cstnte to IiIr widow, daughter
, nnd other relatives. The Episcopal Hos
pital and other institutions atso received
Included In the personal property np
pralscment nre the following Investments.
29.262 preferred fhnres John &
. Jnmes Dolisftn, lne $2,020,2011
El.OOil common fhnres John &
. Jnme? Dolnon, lnc 2,300,000
Interest In nrm of Mullcr. Jtlddla
$100,000 Conciliated Trnctlon Com
rany of Now Jersey $200,nii0
2.1,000 Phlla. Co. collateral trtnt... 22.W1 '
n.oiiO Onera! Aiphnlt Co 0,02.1
40.1KM Kixtern Conl Mining Co.... 10,000
1,300,000 People's Railway Co., Wil-
mlngten. Del 1,W0,000
32,830 Note deed of trunt Lanil-
., ll,h "" Co 32.S.VJ
10,000 common chares l'hllnda. Co. 4 Pin.SOO
. loo preferred nharrs l'hlla. Co.. 4.0U1
..000 shares Philadelphia ltapld
Transit Co 1M.00O
1.1.V1 shares riencrnlAsphalt Co. . 83,100
!',2.-,0 haies People's Hallway Co.,
Wilmington, Del 02,500
200 shares Truit Company of
North America 22.000
1 ..ft .k.H. ,nM..H,. .,., T.n,. , gM 1 1
ISO common shares Vm. M,
1 Ltovil Co 1K0TO
.1,000 shares 1'nlted (las Imp Co.. 42.1,oro
2.200 shores I'enna It. It. Co 121,100
Balance of the personality comprises
cash, bonds nnd mortgages and Insurance
Other appraisements of personal prop
erty filed today are In tho following es
tates: Joseph Harley, J1S,7W.07; Kothcrino
I Gordon, $3559.30; Louis Pollock, IVM.,
GIFT TO CITY MUSEUM
Tho Philadelphia Protestant Episcopal
City Mission will ultimately receive a be
quest of $50,000 from the $99,000 estate of
Anne Kraier Conrad, widow of the late
nev. Thomas IC. Conrad. Mrs. Conrad
died at 1711 Walnut street, October 19.
Her will was admitted to probate today.
Two-thirds of her estate consists of
The will bequeaths $30,000 in trust to the
Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on
Uvea and Granting Annuities, the Income
from which Is to be paid to Harriet
Ashurst, a niece, during her life.
At the death of the annuitant the prin
cipal is to revert to the Philadelphia
Protestant Episcopal City Mission. One-
fourth of the principal Is to go to the
construction of a cottage at the Home
for Consumptives, Chestnut Hill, and
the balance Is to remain In trust with
the income to be applied to support of
Under tho directions of the trill the
cottage Is to be known as "The Thomas
Klttern Conrad Cottsge." It Is to be
devoted principally to male patients.
The remainder of the estate Is left
chiefly to two nieces. Harriet Ashurst
and Mabel A. Btimson, and two nephews,
I'orslfor Krnzer, Jr., and John Frazer.
The will of Emma W. Slner, late of
Philadelphia, who died at Atlantic City,
distributed an estate of $12,000 In private
bequests, aa does the will of John J.
Kennedy, 1513 Wlngohocklng street, whose
estate is valued at $3000.
Letters of administration were granted
In tho estates of Francis M. Prntt, 222
Bridge street, valued nt $25,000; Charles
A. Rustenbach, 3S01 Qermantown avenue,
$21,000: Floience H. Ehrllch, 2225 North
ISth street. $18,300.
GIRL SEEKS PROTECTION
FROM DISGRUNTLED LOVER
Declares He Used Threats In Vain
Attempt to Force Marriage,
An Italian love affair of more than a
ears standing ended abruptly today at
3d and Market streets, when Miss Nancy
Oliver, a pretty brunette, rushed up to
Policeman AnlMer and ordered the arrest
of Frnnk Battlno. 609 Front street, Cam
den, She said he had followed her from
Camden, and threatened to kill her if she
did not marry him
The girl, 'Alio lives at 227 Benson street,
Camden, told Magistrate Itenshaw at
the Central Station that Battlno, with his
ardent protestations of love and threats
of death, caused her much mental
anxiety. For a ear, she said, he had
pressed his suit in spite of her and her
family's objections, and that last Janu
ary he had pointed a pistol at her in a
desperate attempt to force her to be his
wife. She defied him, however.
Battlno said he loves the girl madly
and told the magistrate that she loves
him, but is afraid to return his affection
because of her parents. The girl denied
this Battlno was held In $M0 ball for
Engine Kills Boy on Way to Work
YORK. Fa.. Oct 30. Howard Bankard,
15 years old, stepped in front of a West
ern Maryland freight engine while hur
rying to work her today and was la
Unthr kJWed, ,,
ffiKLTTflPW? f nf jT J? " .0 -TF-f ; M
Coy Mary Pickford, Who
Appears in Person at
Mary Pickford, tho little flossy-haired
movie girl with tho rosebud mouth nnd
the curling lnshcs, a glance from whoso
hazel eyes can cause to palpitate tho
hearts of the entire male population from
the tropical regions of League Island to
the arctic zone( of Mnnayunk, left Phil
adelphia for New York this morning nt
10 o'clock, but beforo going stopped n
minute or two to say n parting word
about tho ovntlon sho received at tho
Stanley Theatre last evening In partic
ular nnd nbout a few other thlngB In
Surrounded by n fond mamma, her di
rector, James Klrkwood, and .her man
ager, Adolph Zukor, MIbs Pickford
seemed even smaller than the "Little
Mnry" of the films, In her arms sho
carried a sad-looking bunch of tea roses,
"All that wero left to me." she Bald
ruefully, "I received some beautiful ones
last evening, but tho crowd got them.
Not I, It happened In this way: When
I enme out of the boK after the per
formance to leave the theatre a man
pressed close to mo and asked If he
might have a chrysanthemum. My hands
were filled and. so I said. 'Why, yes,
Just break one off.' And that was tho
signal for tho rest of them. I had to
give them all away, otherwlsg I nevor
should have got out of the theatre."
UIICHPTION H'AIVTR TRAFFIC.
Those at the Stnnley last night said,
despite her generosity In the matter of
giving away her flowers, Mary Fickford
had difficulty In getting away from her
Insistent admirers. The lobby was a
crushing mass of peoplo, mostly men, who
wanted a word with her, nnd the trafllc
on Markot street was held up at least
five minutes by the molm which crowded
around the taxi that bore hor to her
"The men are all your own, arc they
not?" wns the question put to her.
"Oh, I don't know," she replied, mod
MYSTERY IN STABBING
PUZZLES THE POLICE
Wounded Mnn Accuses His Wife,
Who Denies Charge,
A stab wound In the breast of William
II. Cook, 22CT North Cleveland avenue,
Is puzzling the police of tho 2th and
York streets station, who are trying to
learn who assaulted tho victim. Cook
Is in the Woman's Homeopathic Hospi
tal. His condition is not serious.
Physicians say the wound bears evi
dence of having been Inflcted with scis
sors and the police are therefore looking
for a woman who they believe Is re
sponsible. To Special Policeman Williams the In
jured man said his wife stabbed him
early this morning while ho tlept. Thirf
Mrs. Cook denies, saving her hushuml
was not at home last night as far as
Cook, according to Williams, said he
nnd ills wife quarreled two weeks ago
and from that time until yesterday were
not on speaking teuns. He said he
awoke when ho was stabbed early this
morning and saw his wife leaving the
bedroom. He said Mrs. Cook quarreled
frequently with him because she wes
Jealous of his alleged attentions to other
Mrs. Cook today admitted the quarrel,
hut said they had adjusted their mat
rimonial difficulties yesterday. Iast
night she said her husband went to a
pinochle party and fcent for her. She
left for home before Cook anil waited
for him several hours. He did not ap
pear, she said. Mrs. Cook then retired.
She said his bed today appeared as
though some person hud slept In It.
Cook persisted In his Btorj of the stab
bing. He declared he would not prose
cute his wife because he loved her, and
as soon as he left the hospital Intended to
When Informed of her husband's de
clared Intentions, Mrs. Cook wept for
Police Asked to Search for Boy
The police were asked this morning to
search for Clarence Smith, 11 jears old,
i;-2 South 20th street, who left his home
last Wednesday and has not been heard
of since The lad's parents fear he lias
b--tn injured, as they could advance no
reason f"r him running away He has
llgbt complexion and hair When he left
home he woro rordurny knee pants,
blue serge coat and cap, black shoes and I
stockings, - - r-
Makes PIcarts Palpitate,
the Stanley Theatre.
estly "Judging from the letters I recelvo
I should say that tho women think moro
of me. Although something funny, and
pathetic, too, happened the other day. I
received a noto from n man In Massachu
setts, written In a wobbly nnd decrepit
hand. Ho raid he wns 103 years old. Ho
Inclosed $1 nnd nsked mo If I would not
send him my picture. I returned tho
dollar, sent tho picture and a note I wrote
myself something which I ordinarily do
not have the time to do, although I al
ways make a practice of opening every
According to Miss Pickford, acting for
the movies has every advantage over
acting In the "legit."
"In tho first place," said she, "you
reach more people; secondly, you havo
more time; you are not such a slavo;
and, lastly, the money la Infinitely bet
ter. I have received many an ofTcr of
$300 a night to do what I did last eve
ning for nothing appear at largo moving
ptcturo theatres throughout tho country
whon a film Is being shown In which I
am noting. But' I will not do it.
"It Is not fair to tho public. it Is apt
to destroy the Illusion created by tho
film and It doesn't seem a square deal to
the people my Just sitting there nnd do
ing nothing and then taking $500 for It.
I prefer to work (or the money I make."
And then because It wns train time
Miss Pickford and her entouraso hurried
away so that the little star would bo
back In New York In time to prnctlce for
"Esmeralda." In which she will make
her next appearance.
For the benefit of those who do not al
ready know It, Miss Pickford Is but 20
ycara of age. Toronto is her homo and
fch has btcn playing ducks nnd drakes
with the masculine portion of her audi
ences ever since she was five.
At this tender nge sho wont on the
stngo In "Boodle's Baby," on English
mllltury drama, and there is scarcely n
well known Juvenile part that she baa
not played slnco. Five years ago, when
sho was IB, sho forsook the stage for
tho movies, since when she Has been reg
istering all of the known emotions on
the screen and one particular emotion in
the hearts of her masculine adorers.
NORTH PHILADELPHIA BOWS
TO CARNIVAL KING AND QUEEN
Names of Winners in the Baby's
Contest Are Announced.
"AH hail the King and Queen!" uhouts
North Philadelphia today, aa It bows in
homage to the winners of the contest for
popularity In connection with tho North
Philadelphia Business Men's Association
carnival nnd Mardl gras. Tonight Miss
Marjorie MoDevitt. t9 Qermantown ave.
mie, and George Zlegler, 4450 North Hth
street, will ascend tho .v, j i...
I formally crowned "King" and "Queen."
... truwrimt- win take place at lh
street and Qermantown avenue. A throne
has been built and the coronation will be
conducted by Edward E. ZIogler. prtsl
dent of tha North Philadelphia Business
Mtn's Association. The maids of honor
are Norn I.appan. 4313 Germantowii ave
nue, and Miss Vera Bcauss. of North 21th
street. The pages are Charlis Illghter
and Richard Poicell. The election results
were announced last night.
The selection of the prlte winners in
jestorday's baby parade has been com
pleted, but the names of all are not
jeady, owing to a tangle in numbers.
The following winners were announced
this morning: Smallest baby, Flora May
Illghter, 4(11 North 20th street, age 6
wteks, weight 5 pounds, fattest baby.
Thomns Ward. 6040 Belnhanl street, 10
months. 31 pounds; prettiest float. I.eona
urummer, iszi uowan street, years, rep
resenting Betsy Itosa; King and Queen
priie, Merrill and Audrey Drummer, same
address, 5 and 2 years old. respectively.
The fraternal parade will begin at 8
o'clock tonight. It will start from ISth
and Wlngohocklng streets.
CHINESE FIGHTS DEPORTATION
Produces Hymn Book Given Him by
Mission Worker in 1804.
IouIs Dal or Tai, a Chinaman, to prove
that he had lived In Philadelphia since
1637, produced a hymn book given him by
a mission worker in 1S91, several years
after he was converted. lie offered tho
book as evidence before Commissioner
Kdmundson in the Federal Building to
day Dai is fighting deportation It Is al
leged he slipped oier the Canadian line.
II. a. nma tliii, und declared he landed
iu San rrnnclS'-'J In 1571 and lived there
most of his life. He now resides In Lans
donne. The ens- . ...... ..:.. .
k..k ,. " """ raw
ON HALLOWEEN IN
THE OLD, OLD WAY
Mirror on the Cellar Stairs,
Apple Parings Over the
Shoulder and Chestnuts on
the Fire. ,
Philadelphia Is busily making ready for
one of tho most enjoyable holidays of th
year Halloween. And not all of the war
ring nations of Europe or all of the war
ring politician of Pennsylvania could
Interfere with tho festive celebrations
that nre being planned for Saturday, even
If they wanted to.
For the last week or more the ra&n
have been freighted with curious Uttl
missives bidding nil Philadelphia maks
merry on this night. Cunning little
witches, straddling their brooms, aai
elfish ptxlea dancing round pumpkins, de
orate theso Invitations. And it's a poor
friendless mortal. Indeed, who linsnt ben
asked out to try his fnto and fortune.
This Is tho tlmo when the. supernatural
world Is abroad, the most propitious for
peering Into tho future Are you pos.
sessed with a secret longing to knew Just
who your mysterious "fate" Is going to
! he7 A.ould you like to anticipate the
happenings of the next few years? Are
you consumed to know if your status Is
to be maid, wife or widow, bachelor or
married man7 Tho Halloween spooks will
With venturesome damsels, descending
the cellar steps at midnight, a mirror In
ono hand, a caudle in the other, Is a
favorite means of making n future hus
band come out and show himself. It re
quires courage, but those who have tried
it say the experiment Is worth the little
prickly icy chill which is bound to creep
up tho bravest woman's spine.
And think of tho reward I For if the
candlo Is held at tho proper angle, and
the mirror Is correctly adjusted, and tha
clock is striking 12, then the face of a
swain, by all tho laws of Halloween, will
appear over the girl's loft shouWer BtKl
be reflected In tho glass.
Another popular favorite is to place
three chestnuts on tho fender of a grate
fire. Each nut Is an admirer that is to
say, each nut Is given the name of an
admirer. Tho ono that breaks open from
the heat and pops Into tho fire should
never, under any circumstance, be con
sidered In the light of a possible hus
band. He would stay at the club late
at night or bo detained at tho oBlce, or
disapprove of a woman's spending more
than $5 for a hat. In short, he wouldn't
do at all.
To know the initials of one's future life
companion it is necessary to do nothinsr
more than throw a few apple peellnge
over the left shoulder. Fate does the
rest, nnd the letters formed on the floor
will suroly be those of the person you
ore to wed.
These and many other old customs will
be tried out once moro by Phlladclphtans
Saturday night. Cakes will be baked
with rings, thimbles and 10-cent pieces In
thorn the rings typifying matrimony; the
thimbles, splnstcrhood or bacheiordom,
and the dimes, untold wealth.,. Boniplng
games will be played by tho mW staid,
and diving for apples a diversion indulged
in by every one.
Nuts and apples, by tho way, accord
ing to a dealer, are both plentiful and
cheap, so there's no reason why till
should not be the most successful Hal
loween ever colebrated.
A Poignant Anecdote
"The grent fault of American serv
ants la familiarity. To ho famllinr Is
to be ineffluient. A familiar cook Is as
inefficient as a pessimistic doctor."
The speaker, a prominent society
woman, is perhaps the most brilliant
conversationalist in New York, a fact
which renders moro poignant this
"I had n cook," sho continued,
"whom I tried to break of her over
familiarity. What was tho result?
This cook, discussing mo In the serv
ants' hall, said:
"'I don't say she's a bad mistress,
but she's a woman of only one idea.
Why, I can't never get her to talk of
a single thing but eating.' "Washing
WASHINGTON, Oct Vs.
For, Eastern Pennsylvania and Ne
Jersey Fair and slightly cooler tonight;
Saturday fair; moderate west winds.
Light rains covered most of the Lake
region, the Eastern Canadian provinces
and the Atlantic States from Maryland
northward during the last S4 hours under
the influence of a disturbance that I)
drifting slowly eastward. Fair weather
prevails over most of that territory this
morning and clear skies nre reported
elsewhere as far west as tha Kocky
Mountains. Light rains occurred in Ari
zona, Southern California and the Pa
cific northwest. Tha temperatures have
risen at most places along the Atlantla
slope and throughout tho western half
of the country, while a slight reaction
to cooler is reported from the Middle
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations made at 8 a. m. Emiern time.
ldat Rain- ir-i.w.-
Station. S a.ra. n't. tall. Wind. t 1eatitt
Abilene, Texas.. 4b 4(1 ..8 6 Cltar
Atlantic City... 41 ., Niy io c Jar
HUmarck. N. D. 38 34 . . K a c Jar
Boaton, Mam..., 40 HI Mi 6 tlouUy
Ilunalo. N. Y... 40 3 .18 NW J cloudy
Chlcmo. Ill .... 40 40 .. BW 12 ,,r
IXenver. Col .... 40 40 .. BW u a,"
U Molnaa. la. 38 31! .. stv 4 Clear
Detroit. Mleb... Jo 3tf .04 v i3 c,i"
Dulutb. Minn... 38 36 ,. TV 10 Clear
Oslvuton, Tex. 61 83 .. KB 10 Clear
Hatteraa. N. C. M 64 .. KW 24 W
Haltna. Mont... 40 40 ,. BW a Clear
Huron, 8. Dak. g 3 .. 8B a clear
JackaonrllU 6 $J KW lo Clear
Kan. City, Mo. 48 48 8 iq Clear
Loulsvflle, Kr H 8W 4 Cliir
Memphia, Teun. 40 44 . w 4 clM,
Naw Orleans... W j .. .E 10 Clear
New York ...... 4 .. Kw 20 Clou!
N PUtte. . 84 34 ,. s 4 clear
Oklahoma. Okla. 4 .. S 12 clear
PhllalelphU. .. 48 48 .01 a g f.ctoudr
I'boenU. Aria . BZ fit ,14 tiW 4 Italn
Portland. Me... J S Clear
Portland. Ore . 84 54 02 be cloudy
Quebec Can 8 34 .20 NK 26 Ba;a
eft Loula, Mo 44 41 . SB 8 Clear
St Paul. Minn. 88 3S . BW 4 Clear
Salt I.se- Vtb 54 48 NK 4 C ear
Si riVo - 68 M . N 4 p. -4
ITrwtoo. P - U " w 14 n.;;
T-m. . . 5S63 ..ft St r
WaahlDStoa .... 48 41 W li tea;
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