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PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1914,
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STORY OF DEATH
Antwerp Resident Tells of
'fi Seeing Zeppelin Bomb
' Thrown Which Killed 15.
Talked to Russian Allies.
Worn and haggard from his experiences
In the Curopoan theatre of war, Simon
JJerrln, the first Belgian refugee to reach
this port, landed from the steamship
Merlon, of tho American Line, today.
Many other passengers, mostly Ameri
can tourists and English subjects fleeing
from tho war, were aboard.
Berrin was by far the most sought
nftor passenger In the first cabin. He
told of tragedy and sorrow for strug
gling little Belgium and how he had
been forced to ilee for his life when the
Germans took Antwerp, his native city,
Onco he barely escaped death.
Caught by tho aerial raid on Antwerp,
In tho middle of night, he fled for his
life, believing the entire city was about
to bo devastated by tho monsters that
liovercd abovo the city.
"Tho night was as calm as a summer
evening." ho said. "We went to bed
believing wo were safe. About 4 o'clock
In, tho morning I was awakened by a
terrible din. Men, women and children
"were screaming and at brief Intervals
-there woa a blinding flash and a deafen
SEE BOMB THROWN.
"The crowds were panic-stricken and
jterror seemed to freeze them. We could
not see the dirigibles. Onco some of us
caught a glimpse of a hugo black
object passing over. As It went wo
paw a faint break of fire, then a ter
rific explosion. It was a bomb and had
struck on the very next street. Finally
the bombardment ceased. How long did
It last? I can't say. I didn't seem to
"The next morning men gathered to
search for bodies. Fifteen were found.
Two houses had been demolished. Many
other houses were damaged, but how the
city escaped I can never tell."
Berrin declared, despite denials, that
Russians are aiding the Allies In France
and Belgium He said Russians had ma
terially aided tho Belgians in preparing
the defense of Antwerp, and that he had
talked to them. Having spent a time In
Russia he could converse with them, and
declared that they hod told him they
had been sent by the Government. He
paid they were surprised to learn that
the Allies were trying to keep It a
TVhen word finally came that the Qer
rrjans were nearlng the city, he eatd
-thousands Ot residents rushed to the
coast. Others quickly followed upon
orders from the Belgian Government and
were transferred to England on warships
find In fishing smacks.
With the little money Berrin had saved,
lie bought passage on the Merlon for
America. He -was met here by his brother
Jrom New York and left Immediately for
the metropolis, where he will lire until
the war Is over. Then he hopes to return
to Belgium and open his tailoring shop
The Merlon had a fairly good voyage.
Captain V. TV. Hlckoon said that when
about two days out the ship encoun
tered rough weather, but besides this
the voyage was uneventful. The ship
brought a light general cargo.
-Two young women came here to meet
their fiances and will be married. Ida
ftmpson, is years old. will marry O. W,
todgeson, 530 North Vodgee street. The
other Is Llizle O'Connor, years old,
-wjio will marry Peter Farrell. !H Ox
meng the cabin passengers was Mrs.
Julia. Hutten. wife of Allen HutUn, of
Hi North Eth street She had been visit
5hb In England and saw little of the war
yqne. London, she said, la filled with
tents for the Belgian refugees, who are
arriving on every ship. Their plight Is
LIOHTS BANNED IN LONDON.
3Lff( and Mrs. CI onion Wild, who will
appear at Keith's Theatre, were also
aboard. Orders were Issued In London
rfcftnUly prohibiting theatres from open
lie at night. There, Js not a Jlght la the
they said, and even the tram cart
"blanket" windows to prevent the
'An frflue. Oulnn. of IjAmIm. and tup
Wo children, Ptank, IS years old. and
5wai. 8 year eld, told a graBblo story
f lot arrival In ber home elty of thou
MetU ef rufuM from Belgium- She
jUM the municipal art gallery, olty btll
Mt rttfcau- Ubllc building have beta
fgefriaed into place rf lodging for
La s4Ficlten people Tfcey came at the
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EMBEZZLER GETS PRISON
TERM FOR "MEANEST CRIME"
Hnrry Foster Scored by Court for
Robbing Poor Investors.
Judge llarratt, In Qunrter Sessions
Court today, declared that stealing
money from the poor wai the "meanest
crlmo Mint can bo committed" In sen
tencing Harry roster, former treasurer of
the German-American Hulldlng and Loan
Association, who pleaded guilty last
week to embezzling $3S of the associa
tion's fund Foster was sentenced to
from not less than two sears nor more
than three years In tho l'nstern 1'onlteti
"Tho meanest crime that can bo com
mitted l Mealing item poor people, h"
deny themselves of sonic of the neces
sities of life In order to save a little
money," said JudRe IJnrratL "It shows
lion careful an assoilatlon of this lln
must ho In selecting Its otllclals When
a man begins to live beyond his In
com. ho should not be entrusted with
monev tielomsing to others."
roster was nrreMcd as a fugitive in
Norfolk, Va , nfter being away from
this city since July, 191!. Tho man said
his trouble was duo to friends who bor
rowed from him and then failed to paj
COLD KILLS FUGITIVE
Inmate of Byberty Farm Found Dead
ilctlm of exposure, Panos Lysandros,
l an Inmate of the Byberrj Poor Farm,
who formerly lived at 1207 Christian
street, was found dend today near tho
tracks of the Pennsylvania Hnllroad, Just
north of U berry station. His body was
discovered by cmplojcs, who notified tho
police of the Tacony station The bod
was removed to the mot sue.
Lysandros, an Italian, had been nn In
mate of the farm for two years Early
today he ran away without his clothes
When he was found almost a mite from
the form his legs and arms were severelj
This Is tho first case of death from
exposure reported to tho Coroner's office
this season. I)cput Coroner Orcenhalgh
Is Investigating the caBc
BOASTFUL BURGLAR SEIZED
Negro Wanted by New York Pollco
In the arrest of Edward Heed, 25 jcara
eld, n Negro, the police of the 12th and
Pino streets station, say the have a
man wanted by tho New York police for
robberies In that city and environs.
Iteed, who wan nrrcsted last night by
Special Policemen McBeth and I., j ford
at 12th and Pine streets, asserted he was
formerly employed at tho Hotel Bucking
ham, Bethlehem, Pa , as a waiter.
The police say Iteed, after being ques
tioned, admitted entering apartment
houses In New York and one In New
Itochelle, N Y. He become boastful after
making the alleged confession and de
clared he made good "hnuls" In each
ENGLAND WANTS U. S. AUTOS
Uotor Truck Concern Negotiating
With. London Agent.
STRACUSE. N. Y Nov. 10.-J. M. Sin
clair, of London, Is here negotiating with
officials of a large automobile manu
facturing company for a number of motor
Several factories already have received
largo orders for war supplies, and a shoe
factory In Blnghamton has an ordor for
1,000,000 pairs of shoes for French soldiers.
MISSES HIS SILVERWARE
Man Xiast Saw It June 1 and Just
William Dlttenhoffer. 20T7 North 22d
streot, bustled Into the 20th and Berks
streets police station this morning and
declared his house had been robbed of
silverware valued at 11S0.
Special officers were slipping on their
coats and preparing to accompany Dlt
tenhoffer to his homo when he explained
he last saw the silverware June 1 when
he went for his vacation. Ho returned
September 8, but did not look for the
silver until this morning. He was cer
tain he had left It In a china closet, and
declared upon returning from his vaca
tion the house showed no signs of halng
been entered. The bluecoats became
apathetic and requested Dlttonhctfter to
make another search for silverware and
report his findings later.
A.TJTOIST GIVES HIMSELF TO
Boy Struck by His Car In Serious
Samuel Bowen, 010 Wayne avenue,
surrendered himself today to the police
to await tho result of Injuries to 9-year-old
Harry Edward Becker, of 3716 Percy
street, who was run down by Bowen's
automobile while crossing 10th street and
Erie avenue last night.
The boy was taken to the Samaritan
Hospital, where he was found to be suf
fering from Internal Injuries and lacera
tions. An operation was performed last
night to check Internal hemorrhages. This
morning tho child's condition was said
to be nerious.
DBTJO TJSEB AHBE8TED
Man, Accused of Introducing Cocaine
in Italian Quarter.
Accused of Introducing cocaine In the
Italian quarter, Nicholas Ferana, 1335
Catharine street, said to have been a
med(cal student, was sentenced to 80 days
In Jail by Magistrate Belcher, at the 10th
and Buttonwood streets station, this
morning. Ferana was arrested at Sth and
Wood streets last night as he was
fumbling with several packages. They
At the hearing this morning he con
fessed being a drug user and asked for a
Jail sentence to help him keep away from
.EIGHT CBAP SHOOTEES IN JAIL
Accused of running a (rambling house,
James Hughes,. 27. 7PArs old, 1418 Lombard
street, s, Negro, wss held under eo ball
today by Magistrate Huggerty In the
12th and Fins streets station. Bight other
Negroes who vere arrested In the place
by Lieutenant Bauswlne and a squad of
police, after Benjamin Johnson, a NegTO,
1T43 Balnbrldge street, came to the station
bouse and said he had been robbed In
a erap game In the rear of 1819 South
street, were sent to the County Prison
for 10 days.
An Illustration of thrift Is contained
in the story of a Scotswoman who had
been promised , present, of a new bon
net by a lady Before she made tha
ptpeaase the lady eaMtd and asked
the good wecasa, "Would yu rather
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This new arrangement surpasses
contour of the human body, instead
back adjusts itself to him.
SEATS WILL MAKE
YOU SIT JUST RIGHT
The American Posture
League Aims to Correct
Human Ills Arising From
NEW YORK, Nov. 10. Americans
usually sit, walk and Ilo wrong. Tho
American Tosture League Is nu organi
zation of phslctans, physical dliectors
and educators who have determined to
correct wrong positions, because these
cause Indigestion and other human Ills
and so lessen cfllclency. They have Just
pioduced a sant for the cars In the new
subway system which forces a man or
woman to sit upright, carry the weight
at tho proper points and altogether as
sume an attitude which goes a long way
tov axd insuring a good digestion and a
dignified soldierly carriage.
Cornelius S. Loder, efficiency expert of
the League, described the work of the
organization, especially its new, scientific
car scat at the office of tho League, 30
"If you are all slumped down In your
seat your body Is so contorted that your
food does not digest," explained Mr.
Loder. "Now, It we can correct this
we will help banish all the maladies which
come from poor digestion, and mankind
will be happier and be able to do more
work with less effort.
MOTORMCN WILL BE "COItnECTED."
"But that isn't the only Instance ,of
Incorrect posture we are endeavorlpg to
correct. It has been proven that a motor
man standing Incorrectly, leaning In an
awkward attitude, can't act quickly In
an emergency, and many accidents are
due to this. We will standardize the
motormon's way of standing, prove Just
which Is the most efficient and then un
doubtedly traffic companies will Insist on
the men taking advantage of this
"Most of the things of everyday Ufa
have not been standardized, as have tools
and materials of really less Importance.
We will standardize furniture and cloth
ing and shoes. We are sure that In five
years pur work will be universally recog
nized, and then It will be poaslble'to go
into a shoe store and call for a certain
type, length and width of shoe, and get
Just what you expect. It Isn't so now,
"The fault of the ordinary chair or car
seat Is that one cannot use the back
when working, or eyen whin sitting In
an erect, proper position. You have to
lean .back to touch your back. Then,
also, the proper position Is discouraged
by the ordinary chair, because there, is
no room for the buttoolcs. When one sits
upright In the ordinary seat the buttocks
are jammed in, while the back Is not sup
ported ut all. The support should come
against the upper back, not against the
BACKS ARE NOT ALL ALIKB.
"Having got to this point, we were
faced with the question: Where should,
the support be so the seat will fit any
baek, or, rather, the 'largest number of
New York city banks?
"You understand that the out seat
whleh would be right here wouldn't do
in England or Russia or even, perhaps,
In Philadelphia or Chicago. New York
has a tot of undersized citizens of for
eign birth and this has to be taken Into
"Vo solve this problem we had to take
thousands of measurements. Wo studlad
the New York type thoroughly and then
embodied our results. Into the new car
seats of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com
pany, which will operate one of the new
"The back In these new car seats data
set Mlaad eleai down to the 'aeator
beatal EMMrtla. A goodly fsuo Is
pZum t www - vim
SEAT WHICH COMPELS
the ordinary straight-line seat in that
of leaning back to meet the support,
Without thinking about It, nny ono sit
ting in ono of theso scats assumes a
restful, upright position and their rldo
home Is mado n Joy rather than a terror,
LEAGUE 18 MONTHS OLD.
"Tho Posture League was tho Idea of
Miss Jessto H, Bancroft, director of physi
cal training In the New York public
schools. She had thought of It for years,
but about 18 months ago was able to
put her schemo into execution. With tho
exception of myself, all the members of
the league are cither physicians or physi
cal directors or educators. Tho work Is
supervised by different committees, each
of Which concentrates Its study on fur
niture, or boys' clothing, or girls' cloth
ing, or corsets, or baby carriage scats,
or some other Item which seems to havo
a need for reform. Thero Is no com
mercial aspect to tho league, although It
co-operates with manufacturers who put
Its scientific conclusions Into force."
BIBLE MEETINGS AT NOON
Business Men nnd Workers Hear Two
Noonday meetings In the central part
of the cltj, attended by many business
and workirtg poople, today opened tho
second day's work of tho second annual
Philadelphia Bible Conference, under the
auspices of the Philadelphia School of the
The meetings were at S10 Chestnut
street and In Grlfllth Hall, 1420 Chcitnut
street The speaker at the latter meet
ing win the Rev. R. V Miller, of Spartan
burg, S C. Thn Rev. Max Werthelmer,
of Ada, O , addressed the throng nt CIO
Chestnut street. Both made appeals for
a general study of the Bible with a view
to a better understanding of It.
The Rev Dr. C. I. Scofleld, of New
York, .president of the Philadelphia School
of the Bible, and n prominent writer on
Tcllnlous subjects, continued his series of
lectures In the Arch Street Presbyterian
Church. His subject was "Tested by
Christ; Will the World Receive a Crucl
59 CARRIERS APPOINTED
Postmaster Thornton Names Ell pi
ties From Civil Service Lists.
Postmaster Thornton, today, announced
that he had B9 candidates from the United
States Civil Service eligible list as sub
stitute letter carriers. Those who wero
successful In the examination are: ,
Churl II. Brnoraon, onto Chcitnut (treet,
WllUm J. Vi'eldon. 331T Powclton avenue.
rmtik J. Porbo, S2J0 North Howard street.
filbert M, Hurhanan, M3 South Lambert
Auruit C. Schmld, 2135 North 20th ttrot.
WlllUra J. Wfjnir, 30t0 North Darltn tret.
Walter A, Epccl. 2421 North Clarion atreet.
Clifton. Clarke, '1121 Cambridge atreet.
Otorge B. N!ell. 4241 North 1th atrsat.
Merle B. Elcnelbcrser, 2402 North Stslney
Herbert 8. 8tort. T3 Raat Clapltr atreet.
Frederick Dunderdale, 12U Itltner atret,
Karl L. Voln. 485 Leerlnftoa avenue.
Amoa J. CHla. Colkcevllle.
DanJM D. Penot, 1320 South Taylor atreet
(leorm A. Kuhl. S120 North 6th street.
Joaoph J Walker, 710 North 224 atreet.
Charles L. llleley, 1023 French atreet
Jarooe B. Roberta, 144 Wain atreet, Wella
Hurry A. Glimur, 6108 flreen street.
WUIlam F" IfolUtd. 2138 North Marshall
Thomsa-J Itlaaa, fi.117 Lena atreet
William J KlrcUner. 22tt South (Wth atreet.
Frank I, Uorrif, 41 South 21th street.
tS&J?.iJ' JHW."- 1M0 Sou,h " .
Jehif Oil, TS3 Moore streot
Joseph P. u qioeaon, 718 East Weitmore
Adotph Oreen, S08 N 3d atreet.
PfortK R lloukrr, 3417 Smedley atreet.
Elmore II Holt, 335 North Selfonl reV.
Jii.rwIr, rrLN?rth. v"l 'Ire!,
nilss lUwl. 3f Ludlow street.
Jlanry W Vo.lekr. 1308 North 67th etmt.
Kdward "W. Wrstt. 2842 Wt Albert ktrwt
Oeonie. M. RelbUn. 1000 Kln.eytr.et,
JUrmond k. mater. 1MS N Lewrenc. sc
Alexander V Itmkelman iiik nt...Jt, -. M
Joan T Baker, 830 N..Jiarkp st. '
baric O, U Qdl
, Arthur R,' ClJr. 20i5s Emily at
James O. dlijter. 1523 Euclid
Martin J. -Contov. 2otr uimh
aota, zrw. Dural st.
Walter M KUlnfelder, 4841 N. fitlllmsa st.
Albert C Srln, tot N Marshall Jt. '
Tnomaa p. Mawhlnney am. & Ana at.
Anthonr J Fret, aois ifeJia. t "'
Utx. 0. lledort, 3100 Columbia eve.
fleorss 8. Bonner. 1004 N 8d at.
Tjaroa. a a Mcaivern 200 K Cmbr ,t.
Frasx H. Huasworth, 8 Falrvlaw Va.. Uaa
ayuak. Tiamaj J Nella. 1S40 Run at.
John F. Hurray. 24W N Opal at.
Ask JTrnnkenrleld. Telford Fa.
JIubwt P. A. Bill In, 2410 N. 3d St.
Jerepalaa J Hull lvn. 32 8. Sslfonl at.
Italph J. BarL 1638 flwala st.
Franels J. Italian. tH Oaul st
Alexander l Tounr 621 W. Ittdlaaa ave.
Otorce W. King, SMI ruirsaAtwt a,Va.
ffaBDEEE OETH TWO YEABg
A plea of guilty to murdering Alien
Brooks, a Negro, on June jfl last was
entered today ty Jams W. Davts, also
a Negro, Usfore Judge ?arratt la the
Cu;t ft Oyer Ad TetiatBer. Tho eoiirt
ittCHTf) Ma to V U than U) year
st&ar tM K Jr ta th KasUrn
it is constructed to follow closely the
one merely has to sit naturally and the
LOCAL EXHIBITS AT
Merchants and Manufactur
ers' Association Appoints
Committee to Point Out
Possibilities at Exposition.
Philadelphia merchants, manufacturers
nnd business men tiro talcing llttlo In
terest In the ranama-Paclflo International
Exposition, which opens In San Francisco
next February. The war, tho election
and business conditions In general havo
swept awny all thoughts of tho fair, at
least for the time being.
Such Is tho opinion expressed by prom
inent business men, who with many
others, no doubt, hope to seo tho city
represented with sultablo and Imposing
oxhtblts, and who feel It Is high time
Philadelphia and Phlladelphlans Interest
themselves In the exposition, which prom
ises to be the greatest ever held at any
tlmo or In any country.
It fa hoped many of tho larger Phila
delphia manufacturing concerns will mako
Individual exhibits. Other manufacturers
hope to make a collective exhibit. It Is
announced at the headquarters of tho
Merchants and Manufacturers' Associa
tion that a committee of three has been
appointed to consldor the possibility of
n collective commercial Philadelphia ex
hibit and to urge manufacturers to "get
Calvin M. Smyth, president of the
Young-Smjth-rield Company, 1210 Arcji
street, 1ms been chosen committee chair
man. The other members are J. Howell
Cummlngs, presldont of the John B,
Stetson Company, 4th and Montgomery
avenue, nnd Kdmond B. Roberts, of
Henry Dlsston & Sons, manufacturers In
Thoso who havo been following tho
early development of the Panama-Paclflo
Exposition plans have been wondering
what effect the war will have on these
projects. European exhibits may not
corne up to expectations, but the Interest
In 'South America, In China and In Japan
Is aroused, and already the South Amer
ican and Oriental exhibits promise to b
among the finest.
Philadelphia manufacturers all seem to
agree that this city will be well repre
sented, but some do not hesitate to say
Jt Is high time to "get busy," antf that
they hope tne committee win arouse tne
An early canvass of a few of the lead
ing merchants and (manufacturers shows,
nevertheless, that the situation In this
city Is peculiar. Many of the larger
manufacturers have made no arrange
ments to have exhibits at the exposition,
Some are undecided, and others declare
they have decided not to exhibit.
The William Cramp & Sons Ship and
Engine Building Company reported that
no arrangements had been made to date.
The same answer was received from the
offices of the Brill Car Works, the Fels
Soap Company and several other concerns
who have exhibited at other expositions,
The Baldwin Locomotive Works have
been planning their exhibit for some
months and promise It will be novel and
Imposing. The John B. Stetson Com
pany asserts Its exhibit will surpass any
thing It ha had before.
JUJUTSU STOPS ATTACK
Policeman Overpowers Negro
Charged With Theft ot Watch.
Jujutau was biougHt nte use by
Policeman Fikentscher, of, the 12th and
Pine streets station, last nlght.whtn a
Negro, whom he arrested on the charge
of stealing a watch from a man at 13th
and ICenllworth streets, drew a knife on
The man with whom Fikentscher
battled was George Johnson. He and
John Ross, 20 years old, a Negro, of At
lantic Oity, were both arraigned before
Magistrate Haggerty In the 12th and
Pine streets station this morning and
sent to the House of Correction fpr six
months, while three negro women who
-were with them at the time were each
sentenced tp SO days
Sheriff Too Kind, X Charge
ALBANY, Nov Mi-Dltrtet Attorney
Alexander Illtastag, of Schenectady, ha
Died charge with Governor Glynn, ac
ausiBg Sheriff Louis A Wetob. of that
ally, of wes-faiuiog vrUooor lpdteud tor
BHMdw the tate ue of as ftuiitemwlMU.
CLOSE WATCH KEPT HERE
FOR SECRET WIRELESS POSTS
Government Inspectors Alert to Lo
cate Violations of Neutrality.
Though the United States Government
officials feci certain that there ftro no
secret GcrmAn or Japanese wireless sta
tions In this city or Us environs, close
watch Is being kept. Tho naval radio
station at the Philadelphia. Navy Yard,
on of the most powerful along tho At
lantic coast, has operators always alert
for the sending or receiving ot messages,
and It Is Impossible for nny ether waves
to be sent from tho radius of GO miles
that they cannot locate.
There are two German steamships with
wireless outfits Interned nt this port, but
the wireless rooms have been sealed by
Government Inspectors and aro examined
each week to seo that the seals ore not
The finest for senders of mysterious coda
messages has led the wireless Inspectors
to tho const of Maine nnd to tho Florida
pcnlnsuln. Here, It Is believed, stations
have been erected In the woods. It Is
expected that they will Boon bo located.
COLLECTED ROOM RENT
FROM SLEEPING TENANT
Mntrlstrate Disapproves Method and
Holds Man and Wife for Inrceny.
The room rent collecting methods of
John nnd Ann Morrcll, of 301S Erandy
wlne street, although unique, did not
appeal to Magistrate Boyle, and at the
rath street nnd Lancaster avenue sta
tion houie, today, ho held Mr. and Mrs,
Morrell undor $100 ball for) court on the
rhnrgo of larccnty.
Ell Doleton, a railroad brakeman, owed
tho couple mo or six weeks' room rent.
Ycntcrday Dolston was paid nnd Morrelt
followed him about as his shadow. Dols
ton, good naturedly, laughed at his land
lord nnd led him mnny long walks which
always terminated at n saloon.
rinally Dolston became sleepy and re
tired to the back yard of a saloon at
31at and Spring Garden strcots. Morrell
Immediately called Mrs. Morrcll.
Thoy roled Dolston oyer, took his
money, counted out JH, which thoy sold
was owing them, and returned Jl and
somo chongo which was In excess of
their bill to tho sleeping mnn's pocket.
Dolston, when ho auoke. discovered hla
loss and complained ao bitterly that men
In tho saloon, who had watched ltlm
Involuntarily settling up with the land
lady, explained the circumstances to him.
Ho sworo out a warrant and Mr. and
Mrs. Morrell told the Magistrate that
they believed that thoy had a right to
tho money. They mentioned to the
Mnglstrato several times the condoning
fact that they had returned some money
to the sleeping man and had no Intention
of robbing him.
EUROPE'S ARMIES SLEEP
IN PHILADELPHIA BLANKETS
New Order for 100,000 Just Re
ceived by One Firm.
Europe's battling armleB nro UBlng
woolen blankets manufactured In Phila
delphia. John nnd James Dobson, Inc ,
manufacturers of woolen goods, today re
ceived nn order from a foreign Govern
ment for 100,000 army blankets.
This order, ncoordlng to officials of tho
company, la a comparatively small one.
The manufacturers havo been supplying
a forolgn Power or Powers with army
blankets for the Inst two months during
which time hundreds of thousands of
blankets have been sent across the ocean
to the battlefields.
Four Dobson mills are busy supplying
the demand, which has Increased mark
edly since the war began.
The company would not divulge the
name of the foreign power or powers
ordering tho blnnkets, or tho method of
shipment. These fncts are carefully
guarded to prevent the possible intercep
tion of the consignments by hostile na
tions The British navy Is on the alert to
capture army supplies Intended for the
German nnd Austrian forces, and now
that Turkey has entered the war consign
ments of blankets for the Ottoman army
-would bo seized as contraband.
On the other hand, should the route
taken by the ships bearing the blankets
to the Allies be made known, German
cruisers might seize the cargoes.
BLACKJACK ItOBBEB, HELD
Negro Who Took $20 From Woman
Jesse Snowden, a Negro, 6f 4023 Lud
low street. Identified today by Mrs, Rose
Catlln, of 608 Wood street, na the man
who struck her over the head with a
blackjack and stole ?20, was held under
$800 hall by Magistrate Belcher at the
10th and Buttonwood streets police sta
tion for a further hearing next Tuesday,
Special officers at the station said they
believed Snowden was wanted, for many
attacks In the neighborhood.
Snowden entered a second-hand fur
niture store owned by Mrs. Catlln and
asked to see a brass bed, she testified.
As she led him through the store he
showed keen Interest and complimented
Finally Mrs. Catlln suggested she could
show him a bargain for sale In the base
ment. At the foot of the steps he put
a hand In his pocket, apparently for
He withdrew It clasping a heavy black
jack and atrvfek her above 'the eyes. Then
he took S!0 )n bills,
Patrolman Nunamaker. of the lOth and
Buttonwood streets station, found Snow
den at 8th and Vine streets.
BOY DEES OF BlTftNS
Bet Bedclothes on Fire While Flaying
Michael Marklnall, S years old, of 7!l
Sears street, died this' morning In Mt.
Slnal Hospital as a result of burns.
"The boy played with matches last
Thursday morning while In bed and set
the bedclothes on fir. He was burned
on tho face and body before his mother
oould rescue him. With the child In her
arms che ran to Ut Slnal Hospital. There
she collapsed and for a time was also
under the care of physicians.
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Explaining a Phenomenon
Uncle Zaek la. an. old colored man who
lives ltj a certain little town in North
Carolina, where he Is regarded as quite
an oraole by the other members of his
Onse an earthquake shook the town
and as soon as the natives got over
their scare enough, to discuss the why
and wherefore of the shook they cor
nered. Uncle Zack and demanded an
WeU. Ill tell you. Hit's like dl," he
xptalo4. "About ono In so oftea de
atmosphere hapuane ter aojjaa U vl'leit
At&at wW da WavtawhtM. nd de r
xiiK 1 wo has a artMtjs.a
PAUL CRET'S DEATH
DISBELIEVED BY HIS
FRIENDS IN THIS CITY
Investigating Reports of Dis-'
aster to Soldier-Professor
on Battlefield of France.
Have No Official Source.
Members of the faculty of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania are making every
possible effort today to ascertain whether
or not thero Is truth In the report that
Frofessor Pnul Phlllppo Cret, professor
of architectural design, whs killed on tho
battlefield of France. A lotter received
from Professor Cret this morning by
Charles L. Borle, the architect's Intimate
friend and a trustee of tho University,
lends the faculty ami Crct's friends to
believe the report Is false.
In hfa letter to Mr. Boric, dated Octobei'
28, Professor Cret says ho had Just been
dotnlted to duty In Grenoble In tho south
of France, near the Italian bordor. A
letter from Madame Cret, dated October
31, says Professor Cret had not seen
actual servlco up to that time.
A telegram was sent today to Irving K.
Pond, of Chicago, asking him to locate
Gutzon Borghun, tho sculptor, who told
Assistant (Secretory of Labor Post that
Cret had been killed, nnd to ascertain
from Borghum where the report
Francis R. Bacon, of tho architectural
department of tho University of Pennsyl
vania, said: "Wo aro Inclined to glvo
little crcdonco to tho reported death of
Professor Cret. It la hardly llkoly ho
will bo put In actual field service. Ills
eoslght Is Imperfect and It Is doubtful
If ho could pass the requirements of tho
French army. In a recent lotter Pro
fessor Cret told us that ho was very'
busy making drawings for tho army. It
seems to mo that a man of his ability
as a military architect would not bo sent
to tho trenches."
"We would bo tho first to hear of It,"
said ProvoBt Smith. "I feel positive that
later renortn will show Prnnsan. rvf ttt
allvo and well. His loss would Indeed be
U. U1UV IU UD.
Professor Laird, head of tho depart
ment of architecture nt tho university, re
cently received a letter under tho dato of
October 19 from Lyons, which said Cret
was doing patrol duty In tho south ot
France, whllo his wlfa. Mme. Cret, Is
acting as a trained nurso with his regi
ment. Professor Cret, who sailed last July for
a visit to hli homo In Frnncc, was one of
tho first French Americans to" respond to
his country's call for Reservists. Many
stated It wbb probable ho would see but
nine actual ngniing.
He was prominent In the social llfo at
thn TTnlvAr.qltv. TTIo l,,mn Klfi 1V-w?L.t
tcrrnce, Is remembered by students and
jricnua aa ono or Hospitality. He was
noted as nn architect.
A dispatch from Washington states
thero Is no direct Infcfrmntlon bf the
death of Cret, Tho story. It wns said,
was nrougnt to Washington by Gutzon
.uurKnurn, me sculptor, no is now ei
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Information cannot be learned for sovera
uays. jHsi3ium oecrctory or L,abor FOs
tmlfl ttin HfMllntnr tnlri him njivanniitli, a
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not as Information to bo dven out nfn.fi
PENROSE FAILS TO RETURN
Duck Hunting In Delaware Prevents
Him From Attending Conference.
Senator Penrose, contrary to expecta
tions, aia not return to Philadelphia to
participate today In a conference nt hie!
ortlce with State Chairman William BJ
Crow. Senator Penroso '.a hunting ducksfl
in ueinware nay and enjoying himself
an ..tub.. iu ucuucu w I B1I1UU1 unit)
Thursday. The conference will bo hel
The speakership ot the next House wJJW
come up at this conference, but political
workers do not expect a final decision!"
to be reached concerning the "slating"!
of nny candidate, because of tho facts
that senator vnre is at French LtckU
Springs, and Governor-elect Brumbaugh fl
Is visiting his father at Huntingdon. il
BURNS FATAIi TO LITTLE QIBLi
Slx-year-old Mary Storm. 5115 Kershawl
street, died last night in the West Phla-B
del phi. Homeopathic Hospital from hnm.t
suffered' when sho fell into a bonfire near?
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Light ralps occurred In widely scat-l
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