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WITCHES OF OLD
inarkable Instances of
Wpbosed Macic Cult
(Reported in Lawsuits and
in Narratives of Believers.
"DOCTOR" JOSEPH TEACLE
West Chester's "Voodoo man,
-who died some years ago,
leaving a fortune made out of
Witchcraft of a modern typo, yot al
lied In a way with legends reaching
back, centuries In tho history of this
country and of the Old World, and
having as their background tho Bibli
cal story of tho witch of Kndor, wan
exploited In a trial In tho Schuylkill
County courts last week.
Surprising as It may seem to Intclll
uent and up-to-dalo renders of tho
newspapers, the cxlstencoof a belief In
Upornaturnl and uncanny agencies
which control the everyday uffalrs of
life Is widespread In many sections of
Pennsylvania, and this was shown In
the arraignment beforo Judge Koch, at
Pottsvllle, of a woman chargod with
assault on a memuor of her sex who,
nhe swore, had "hoxed" her. This Is a
purely local designation of tho species
ot voodoolsm that has many forms, as
Is Shown In the subjoined narratives
from points within an easy rndlus of
PLACK MAGIC IN SCHUYLKILL
Hecent Lawsuit Brings Memories of
"Hex Cat" Killed With Silver Bullet
POTTSVILLB, Pa,. Nov. 21 Several
tlms. during the last decade, there havo
been legal actions growing out of "witch
craft" In Schuylkill county. Among the
illiterate class of farmers, who bellcvo In
"signs," In lower Bchujlklll, there Is com
mon belief In evil Influences wrought by
"hex" cats, black as midnight, and by
wrinkled persons, ot great ago and nutter
tty, -who cast "spells."
A few years ago. tho Thomas family, at
Tumbling Run, several miles from this
elty, were obsessed with tho Idea that a
"hex" or witch cat, seen by members of
the family prowling about tho farm at
different Intervals, was responsible for
the place going to rack nnd tho stock
perishing. , .. .. .
A climax was reached, when silver bub
lets -wem molded and fired from a rlflo
' at feljnc prowlers at night. Fanncra be
lieve the cat was killed, for a snon time
later tho sensation died out At Orwlgs
burg1 and at Frlcdensburg within tho last
two years farmers attributed death of
their cattle to witchcraft
The case before Judge It. H. Koch, In
court last week, wherein Mrs. Llzzlo
Bhort, of Gllberton, was charged with
witchcraft by Mrs. Michael Zamowskl,
voa taken seriously only by the principals
end their friends. The Court ruled out the
Ths woman accused of assault on the
Alleged "hex" was permitted to go free,
being deemed mentally deficient, but her
husband. Michael Zamowskl, who aided
3ir In the attack, was convicted of as
sault and battery. Mrs. Zamowskl test!-
''While at Mrs. Short s home, she asked
me, to have o drink of whliky. While she
.Mas pouring out the alcoholic beverage,
ehe'iatd something over It When I drank
he whisky I cliokea ana -lost my voice
nd did not get It back for several weeks."
She finally consulted a Gllberton woman
About her ease, who advised her to scratch
the woman's face until the blood came
and then the evil spirit would leave her.
A feather sent up the chimney would, also
drive the witch away, sho said. Mrs.
gamowskl waited her chance and did as
she was directed.
Zamowskl and his wife are convinced
OUT in the big hack yard, where
-all sorts of nice tilings happen
sometimes, a line full of wet clothes
Iltirtg dismally down.
"Isn't this the very hardest wprk
yon have to do all week?" said a great
big sheet. "I Just simply hate a wash
day like thisl"
"Hate itl" exclaimed a pillow case
pcarby. "I think it's worse than
that! I can hardly wait till they give
tip trying to dry us outdoors and
M3 in by the warm fire,"
t ds yo think they ever wilu;
tne taDie ciotn in a discourager
mjfdeed, they will!" declared the
)f sh.e.t stoutly. "They'll have to
tasy want me to get ory, mr i ve
ruilv made ut niv mind tnat 1 11
iter dry any other way.
Sow, all this time the little napkins
Unftilkercliiets and towels listened
fully to all that was being said.
spoke no word themselves. But
y me DiKgeti uanuKcrouci
ir C PllglU WCU Off fCdi
3114 pak what he was think-
Mthersti all his damn eeuraze
JjlB aite corner of himself and said,
pflfllffue nn. Mr Sheet, but don't you
fpigit that if ou would try to blow
ureiond a little as I do yoa might find
ti tHi to stet ryr
"Wh' tbat?" What's that?" r.
: sheet crossly. Aa the
;eftif pitely reyatt4
f -" .&
ft6y my WW aambwskt. dumb from the
time she drank Hie bewitched whlskr re.
gained tho use of her voles end In now
sble to speak both German and Pollih,
She having received additional gifts of
POWWOWERS IN BERKS
Magical Qualities Attributed to Them
HEADING. Pa., Nov J3.-Aeroplanes
may soar In tho heavens, the wireless may
carry messages from mldocenn, ejmbolli
In? tho rapid atrldes of Invention and
modern education, yet In Berks County,
BS miles from Philadelphia, live thousand
of persons who still bellcvo that when
Ht(rl,l fall iinrt ilArhtlfl nv1rm ihn
,,ir.i.i. i, ,iim. nMint. hn. i,.,
and gallops through the air. performing
weird incantations, jnoi only in remote
rural districts does this imprcsilon pre
vail,, but In this city are many persons
of education who belle e In sorcery.
"Powwowing" Is the name by which
their peculiar faith cure Is known. Prac
titioners of the cult are known n "he
doctors," and a number are reaping a
him est from persons who engage them
to treat bodily ailments. These "doc
tors" are supposed to bo gifted with
supernatural ability to cure anything from
J mumps to cancer or Insanity, and there
aro much or remarknblo cures artrr all
hopo had been given up b phslctans
Theie nro nlso amateurs supposed to
have Inherited tho gift from parents or
grandparents, or to hate acquired the art
through reading rare books. Tho services
of these nre gratis, but they confine their
prnctlco among their friends and rela
tives. It Is no unusual sight to see a
neighbor "powwowing" another to relieve
bodily ailments, such as removing fire
tioin uurns, restoring xo nenun iniaius
who apparently nro destined to waste
away, and relieving chronic sufferers from
There ara Instances in Berks County
history where a "hex" has been blamed
for sickness In families, business reverses,
woo to cattle or chickens, prolonged
dioughts, scanty crops, etc. Btorlcs,
some of recent years, narrate how a
"hex" has cast "spcllB" on Infants, caus
ing them to waste away, transforming
husbands from Industrious citizens ntu
brutes, nnd causing neighbors whom they
dislike to become ncnous wiccks These
people only recover their normnl condi
tion when the "ft Itch" dies.
Bed woolen jams and shovels of hot
coals nre prominent instruments In tho
ministrations of tho "powwow" doctor.
In such cases as pneumonia, etc., these
Instruments nro said to hnve been used
with wonderful curntlvo powers
un several slue streets of this city
there arc two-story dwellings with tho
steps worn through the frequent visita
tions of rtendlngltcs who seek the "pow
wow doctoi" to relieve mental or bodily
"EVIL EYE" JN LANCASTER
Many Persons Dread Its Venomous
Glance, Presaging Trouble.
LANCASTER. Nov. 23. With tho most
perfect of school systems, a centre of
learning, with a college. Bcmlnary and
other ndvanced educational Institutions,
Lancaster County still holds many be
lievers In witchcraft. They are, confined
largely to the northern section of tho
county. For believers In tho cult there
are guide books, "hex" books, so called,
on snlo In the city. They contain recipes
for all Ills of the flesh, "spells" for find
ing thieves. Incantations for removing
fancied "spells" from man and beast
Thero are plenty of persons who still
believe In the cxlstenco of a power to
"bewitch" man, woman, child, or animal
Hero ara found persons who have tho
"evil eye," a venomous glance from
which presages trouble.
In many families a black cat would not
be harbored, as It brings "bad luck" and
Is the cause of Infants' deaths, and not In
frequently, It la believed by the super
stitious, "suck tho babj's breath" if they
have the opportunity, Thero are per
sons who profess to have power to give
"fetishes" that will ward off any kind
of hoodoo or "spell."
There Is hardly a community that does
not havo ono or more old persons who
are known as "powwow" doctors, and
whose special forte Is treating Infants
afflicted with "opnemme," or "wasting
away." Theso "powwow" doctors use
no medicines, their sole stock In trade be
ing Incantations and "charms."
LEHIGH'S FAMOUS CASE
Jury Acquits "Doctor" Accused of
ALLENTOWN, Pa.. Nov. ZL-Bchujlklll
County Is not tho only place In Pennsyl
vania where witchcraft cases get Into
court, for thero was recently In the 1)
hlgh courts a celebrated case, where the
defendant was acquitted. At tho October
term "Doctor" Dennis Rex, of Washing
ton township, who lives at the foot of the
Blue Mountains, in the extreme northern
end of the county, was tried for practic
ing necromancy, exorcisms and Incanta
tions. Half a score of men and women
testified they had consulted "Doctor"
Rex, who had Buch an extensive prac
tice that he had opened an "office" In
AUentown, where ho spent two das a
week. The District Attorney tried un-
avalllngly to bring out testimony reflect
ing on tho morality of Rex. Many men
and women testified they had called on
Rex only after doctoring for years with
regular physicians without relief, and he
had relieved them. Is method they de
crlbed as the laying on of hands and the
muttering of Incant ..ons they could not
repeat. It came out that tn the course of
some years he had recehed as n.Jch as
much more comfortable if you swing
around and get dry. then you can
blow about on the line and have a
lot of fun."
No, Mr. Sheet didn't like that ad
vice a little bit. You know yourself
that when you've made up your mind
to be thoroughly miserable it's an
awful nuisance to have somebody
Come along and tell you to be cheer
full Vou don't like ft any better than
the sheet did, do you?
"I guess I know what I want to
do," he said rudely, "and if I want
to hang rigbt here wet and damp till
I make, them take me in to the fire
I'll dp it; so therel"
The pocket handkerchief didn't
quite know what to say to such an
answer, and before he had tjme to
think up something a soft little voice
whispered in his ear: "Hush hush,
watt. I'll fix the cross old fellow."
The pocket handkerchief chuckled
to himself and kept still, ready for
toe fun. He knew it was Mrs. West
hreeze talking, andt knowing her, he
ksew some fun was earning
Sh spoke nat a word, but began
blowing! She blew and blew and
blew. The sheets and the pillow
cass and the tablecloths blew an4
tasted, 1J they were as dry as a
Then she chuckka t herself: "I
guess I've dried tUe aid grouches
ma a better humor,'1 and off she
And, indeed, she bad- The clothes
alt fek so frfb ad frisky that they
forget to griutiiVc ty pare
BVBNIN& LBDGER PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, OEMBBR
fft from Ana family, but both husband
and wife said they thought he vac worth
The Jury was out all night, and brought
tn a verdict of acquittal, taking the view
of Attorney George Miller, Burgess of
Slatlngton, who defended Bex and said
If he was liable to arrest nnd prosecution
so una eery Christian Science practl
doner In the land.
Judge Groman scolded tho Jury for nc
nulttlrtrr Hex, denouncing him as a char
latan who ought to be put out ot business
by being sent to Jail
CHESTER COUNTY SKEPTICAL
But Tlmo Wns When "Doc" Teaelo
Had Many Patients.
WliST CIltSBTIsn No S -."Hox" and
voodoo doctors do not flourish and grow
rich In any section of Chester County.
" tbis place Ihere are a few of the more
" """;-" ,' "" " " '"
of their early life In the South, and are
firm believers In anything of a myste
rious tint lire, but toodoolsm Is not prac
ticed to any extent nmong them, A few
believe still In love charms
Somo J ears ngo West Chester had n
renl "witch doctor" In tho person of
"Doo" Joseph Twicle, who had a homo
In the white icsldcntlnl section, and
boasted of hundreds of "patients," among
the whites as well as nmong the colored
population. Many came a long distance.
At one time ho wns summoned to the
homo of n prominent farmer In the coun
try, where a child was 111, nnd wns to
namo his own prlco for a quick treat
ment. Tho "doctor" mixed some herbs In a
pan nnd then fried them, filling the room
with a dense smoke. This caused the
girl to vomit which was tho only relief
required, and in an hour she was perfect
ly well. For this "cure" It li said tho
farmer paid Tcncle J3T0 It afterwnrd do
eloped that tho girl had cnten green
At the time of hli death tho oodoo
artist had n good-sized fortune Fifteen
hundred dollars of this he set aside to
pay for his burial casket, several hundred
dollars to pay for the funeral services
and a large amount for the erection of a
monument In Chestnut Grove Cemetery,
where his body now lies, and Is still
shunned by the superstitious.
Jacob Van Ness nnd his wife, tho for
mer a nephew nnd the only known rela
tive of Tcncle, contested tho will, nnd a
long fight In court ended In a verdict
ngalnt Hhem, nnd the money was ex
pended as directed In the will.
CULT IN DELAWARE COUNTY
Belief In Voodoolsm Apparently In
MEDIA, Pa., Nov. 23 Witchcraft la
slowly but steadily Increasing In Dela
ware County, not only among tho poorer
classes, but nmong the well to do. Most
of theso hand their weekly savings to
voodoo doctors In Philadelphia, Lancas
ter and Reading, there being no such
"(lectors" In Dclawaro County. Onco In
the clutches of these charlatans their be
lievers are never allowed to escape, but
nre led on, through trickery, to spend
Many of tho Negroes have taken up
this belief and are willing victims.
RURAL CREDIT LEGISLATION
Grangers and Others Will Urge Ac
tion at Short Session of Congress.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.-Tn tho hopo
of reaching some uniform plan for tho
pressing of rural credit legislation at the
coming session of Congress, which gnth
ers for tho short session two weeks from
today, editors of farm papers, representa
tives of Progressive State Granges nnd
others who havo Bought to put the law
on the statute books, began a three days'
conference hero today
The attempt to enact the legislation at
the previous session failed largely be
cause the House and Senate leaders and
supporters of the measures introduced
could not agree on a compromise Sena
tor FIctchor, of Florida, and Represen
tative Bulkley, of Ohio, authors of bills
awaiting action by Congress, led the de
liberations. EX-MAYOR DIED POOR
Fred A. Busse, of Chicago, Gave
Much to Charity.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23 Tho late Fred A.
Busse, once Major, whose charlttra wcro
widespread and unostentatious, was be
lieved to have left a large estate Rec
ords of the Probate Court, however, In
dicate that during the last few months
of his life he borrowed thousands of dol
lars from his friends, mostly politicians
Claims against the estate, now on file,
aggregate approximately $110,000 If these
are paid In full Mrs Josephine L Busse,
the widow, will be left practically penni
less. It is wild.
Although tho Inventory of the estato
was $531,670, investigation has disclosed
that a large percentage of his possessions
were valueless. It Is likely some of the
claims for money will be contested.
BARBER PLEASED TO GIVE
LANE THE "ONCE OVER"
He's the Only One of Four Cabinet
Members Who Gives Tips.
WASHINGTON. Nov, a.-Two barbers
met at the corner of 15th and H streets
"How's business?" said Barber No, 1.
"Rotten," said Barber No. J. "How Is
it with you?"
"You surprise me. I heard jou were
getting lots of velvet because four mem
bers of the Democratic Cabinet sat In
your chair regularly."
'Tfiat's true, I have four of them for
my regular customers, but what's that
got to do with Improving business? Mr.
Lane, tbe Secretary of the Interior. Is
the only one that tips me,"
DANCE FOR CHAKITY
Benefit on Thanksgiving Night for
Jewish Consumptive Institute,
A benefit dance to raise funds to help
meet the deficit of the Jewish Consump
tive Institute, too Wharton street, will be
given at New Boyal Hall, 7th and Mor
ris streets, on Thanksgiving night by the
auxiliary of the Institute. A number of
spealal features In connection with the
dance have been prepared by the com
mltteo In charge.
As the number of patients In the Insti
tute has almost doubled durjng the last
5 ear Its activities have been seriously
hampered through lack of money. All
the organizations allied with the Institute
are making various appeals to the pub
lic for aid
The committee In charge of-the Thanks
giving dance anslsta of Benjamin. Hoff
man, Cart Tuttleman and Iiuki Barol
ami the Mlases Anna Ismelvlts, Sophie
Langman. Anna AaronsQn, Bwsle Wiener
and Sarah Barol.
BAE&BOADS CHANGE BUBS
1 Jii, 1 j iiiiiwW
Withdraw Regulations to Which In-
terstatu Commission Objected,
WASHINGTON, Nov 3t-The Unaware
and Hudson, New York Central aid Hud
9H Hirer and the West Shore railroads
haiS withdrawn ofeisetlMabla rules and
pnetta weanling the vie of mileage
btfak bougbt prior to October 1. the In
twstaU CMDBiree Comqtlsalon. today.
ouKJiitJ aii order euMSdix the action
at M rai!o.
AM toeoka Wmbt pxici tu OoUfee 1
MME. VAN DER VELDE, WHO IS HERE TO VOICE
JOY IN STORE FOR
Holiday Promises to Bring
Relief to Poor and Suffer
ing Through Efforts of
Plans for tho celebration of Thanksgiv
ing Day show that I'hllndctphlans are
attaching a deeper significance to the
annual holiday than over before.
Although Philadelphia has strained
every resource In sending aid to Euro
pean sufferors, the city I1.13 in no way
forgotten tho "fcharlty-beglns-at-hoine."
spirit which marks ctcry Thanksghlng
Thrco thousand baskets of food will
be distributed to deserving families by
tho City Mission; moro than 1000 tickets
havo been distributed unions poor chil
dren for a Thanksgiving dinner given
by the Snlvntlon Arm, while tho Help
ing Hnnd Rescue MIsbIoh. ?:i North 2d
street, will entertain seveinl hundred
poor children and their mothers.
Theso are but a few examples of tho
efforts being mado on every hand There
are numerous societies nnd charitable
organizations carrying on tho work In a
smaller way. For Instance, there Is tho
School ot Practice of the Normal School
for Girls, from which baskets of food
will bo distributed among tho poor; thero
aro dinners In a number of orphan
asylums glen by tho Knights of Colum
bus, at which tho members of tho order
will act aa natters.
There aro many Instances In which
dinners will bo given by Individuals, an
oxamplo of this being tho Jewish roBter
Home, of Gtrmantoun, which will enjoy
a Thanksgiving dinner provided by Mrs.
Kva Coons, president of the assoclata
board of the institution.
CHARITY'S BROAD SCOPU.
Somo Idea of tho magnltudo of the re
sponse made to the appeals for aid may
bo gathered from the record of tho Society
for Organizing Charity, which has pro
vided for more than 1500 families.
Churches and Sunday schools aro mak
ing greater efforts this jcar than ever
befoie. Arrangements havo been made to
receive food and clothing In tho cnurcn
buildings for distribution among tho poor
er members of tMe congregation or thoso
who nre known to lie unnble to provide
a suitable Thanksgiving dinner for their
Prisoners In tho Eastern Penltentary
havo contributed enough money from
theli scanty earnings to buy 28 barrels of
flour for women nnd children of Europe
rendered destitute by the war, and are
now attempting to raise ?200 to provide a,
true "merry Christmas" for their own
Many of these men contributed almost
all thev bad to tho Thanksgiving ship,
and then, when tho Christmas appeal was
mado for the "kiddles" they gave their
last few pennies.
A DAY OF SPORTS,
Despite the serious aspect of the an
nual feast this year there are to oe
lighter sides to tho day. Every field and
pla ground In the city will bo tho scene
of games nd athletic meets of various
forms and tho theatres have already
disposed of almost every seat for Thurs
Tho big "show event" of the day will
be, of courso, the Pennsylvania-Cornell
football game at Franklin Field. Some
30,000 enthusiasts havo made arrange
menta to attend the annual struggle and
are expecting that this year they will see
a "best yet" fight between the rival uni
versities, Roports from Ithaca Indicate
that more than H supporters of the Red
and White will accompany their team" on
the trip to this city.
The turkey question has been settled at
last. The cold weather which continued
the latter part of last week has assured a
large supply of tho birds, and thousands
are being shipped to Philadelphia.
Ten carloads of plump gobblers were
recehed by the Wells Forgo Express
Company today, and It Is expected, that
the number reaching this elty will reach
tO.pOO before the day Is over.
The turkey question has long puzzled
hpusewlvea of Philadelphia. Contradic
tory reports as to the scarcity or great
supply of the birds have been heard on
every hand, few realizing that the
weather alone could determine the sup
ply. Cold weather means that the birds
can be killed and shipped without danger
pf going "green."
Last year thousands of birds spoiled In
Ul manner, and poultry dealers were
unaulqiouu this ear In declaring they
would tk no chances and would only
km the birds under favorable conditions.
Tbo price of turkeys this year rang
from tt to 86 cents a pound, or from M
to ail cent; a, pound retail
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.VAN DER VELDE
IN CITY TO EXPRESS
Wife of Minister of State
Gratified by America's
Splendid Response to
Country's Appeal. ,
Madamo Van dor Vclde, wife of ono of
tho Belgian Ministers of State, who is In
Philadelphia, will address a largo meet
ing tomorrow on behalf of her suffering
Tho indefatigable lady has come from
Pittsburgh, where she raised 113,000 at a
slnglo meeting. In tho courso of seven
weeks of public addresses she has gath
ered a fund of moro than J160.000.
"I would do anything In the world to
help my unfortunate countrymen," she
said enthusiastically, "and I ahall stay
In America Just as long as I can collect
money perhaps for nnothor three months,
I do not know. I think that the Ameri
cans aro tho most gonerous-hearted peo
ple In tho world, und they have responded
to all appeals magnificently. Tho suffer
ings of tho poor Belgians havo touched
tho American heart to Its very founda
tion, nnd everywhere I go I receive
showers of contributions."
"Do you send the money oer to Europe
"Oh, no," said Madamo Van dor Veldo
quickly. "The money that Is collected In
each city Ib spent In each city In buying
foodstuffs to bo shipped over. For In
stance. In St. Paul and Minneapolis we
bought 30,0(X) worth of flour with tho
"Do the working people respond well to
"Splendidly." said Madamo Van dcr
Veldc. "In Chicago a working girl of
tho very poorest class gavo me $70 that
she had raised among the girls she
worked with In her factory. It Is tho
same everywhere. I have never before
teen such magnificent generosity as the
'.he. ftrBt Umo T have ev" spoken In
public," sho continued, "was at a great
meeting in tho Kings Way Hall, In Lon
don, on the 7th of last September, when
I pleaded tho cause of my suffering fel
low countrjmen, and, curiously enough,
the very first person to donate money to
the fund was an American man at that
"I think It perfectly wonderful how
quickly the ship Thelma was loaded and
sont off after the appeal came. When tho
Orn goes off on Wednesday I shall make
a point of being down to see her off If
It can possibly bo managed.
"I want to tell you that I havo let the
King of Belgium know how wonderful
my reception In American has been and
how splendidly all my appeals have been
"My home Is In Brussels, but I have
not been able to hear anything from my
friends there since August After I left
Brussels In August I went to Antwerp,
then to London, and It was in London
that I decided to come over to America
to plead the cause of the Belgians. After
my arrival in this country I Bpoke at dif
ferent summer resorts along the north
shore and then In any number of towns
afterward, such as Chicago and Minne
apolis. In Toronto, Can., the Town Coun
cil donated SS3.000, which I consider n
don on the 7th ot last September, when
to Baltimore, Boston, Washington and
will visit New York on December 18. go
ing on to California In January. If I re
ceive as much money there as I have done
In the other towns I shall be more than
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CONSPIRACY HINTED AT IN
SEASHORE ROAD CONTEST
Charles D. Whlto Opposes Southerly
Routes for Boulevard.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Nov. -Charles
V. While, one of the frtvners of
the Marlborough-Blenh'lm, by hinting at
conspiracy, loday added fresh confusion
and additional bitterness to the contro
versy bclweentfhotej men nnd merchants
over rival routes for the proposed Ab-secon-Atlantlc
City nutomobllo speed
In an open letter refuting statements
to the effect that he favors the soullierl)
rnni (nr i ho new boulevard. Paralleling
tho tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad
and entering tho city at Venice Park,
Mr White declares If this Is the only
route to which the County Board of
Freeholders will agree, iUot speedway
should not be built .....
After pointing to the activity of the
Venice Park real estate promoters and
mainland politicians In behalf ot the loner
route ns significant, the hotel malt sas
In his letter: .
"Personally I believe the south route
to be a link In tho proposed Philadelphia-lo-Atlantlo
City trolley scheme, which
they tleslro built at the county s ex
Other hotel men asserted today there
will bo violent opposition to any attempt
lo grant a franchise lor tne prupuu
cross-Blate trolley on any part of the
Philadelphia-Atlantic City automobile
Former Senator Edward A. Wilson,
leader of tho forces seeking tho southerly
road for tho meadow boulevard, was
angered by Mr. White's conspiracy hint.
Ho will Issue a statement.
Zachary T. Baldwin, city member of
the commission appointed by Judge
Shlnn to select a route for tho new boule
vard shortening the Philadelphia automo
bile routo by three miles, favors tho
upper route, which will cost at least
$500,000. Other members of tho commis
sion want the southerly route because It
can bo built for about half bb much
CHURCH CELEBRATION ENDS
Old St. George's Gavo Week to 125th
Old St. George's Methodist Episcopal
Church ended cstcrday Its week of
special services In celebration of Its 125th
anniversary. A special offering was re
ceived amounting to almost $500.
Tho Rev. Dr. Frank P. Parkin, district
superintendent, preached at tho morning
service nnd In tho evening Bishop
Thomas II. Ncely gavo an historical ser
mon. Old St. Georgo'e on 4th street near
Vine, is said to be tho oldest Methodist
church building In the world. Its pastor
is tho Rev. Dr. J. S. Hughes.
MAY PROBE PRISONER'S DEATH
Coroner Will Probably Investigate
Cause of Wilmington Man
WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 23. Coro
ner Spring will .probably be called upon
to Investigate the death of John Kav
anaugh, 38 years old, 60S Lombard
street, who died In the Delaware Hos
pital yesterday from concussion of tho
brain. Kavanaugh was found by a po
liceman, who supposed he was drunk
and sent him to the pollco station. After
ho had remained unconscious for nov
cral hours It was decided to send him
to the Delaware Hospital
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
John II. Crooks, 1410 N 27th st and Sarah
Hellty. 14la N. 27th t.
IIrmn Kuhnle. 227 E Thompson St., and
Loulsi OorharJ, 1440 .N'. Orkney it.
Charles L. BuoglosJ. .1142 N 1-tli St., and
Martha. H. Tuft. 101H Mervlno st.
lli-nry J. I:. Newnam, '.ss 8 l!0th St.. and Lil
lian F. Hopkins, 133 Fitiwutsr st.
James Bill. OG7 Kltiwatcr St.. and Sadls
Stma. T.0U9 OAkfoM Bt.
alter W Carier. Camden, N. J, nd Laura.
n. Richardson. Ilolmesburg, Pa.
Peter J. Wcnner. 417 W. Wlngohocklnic St., and
Carollno Swcdllic. 1322 N. Talethorp st.
GuKllelmo nicel, Wayne, Pa , and Flore Dlan-
caccl, 40U W. Wayne ao.
Herbert Norrls, S34S Ingersoll st., and Mary
Drjan. 1708 Alter st.
Jose Hintos S38 Thompson st , and MarU
Crus, 830 Thompson st.
John H KelKhtly, IMt Westmoreland St., and
Mary M. Duller. 3463 Frankford ave.
John J. Glynn, 1434 S. -'1st Bt , und Marraret
Feeley, '.'U!l Oakford st.
1 llllam W. Anncur, 40O2 Locust st , and
Louisa niprman, 5111 Holly '
Robert Wapner. Jr.. 2M Cornwall St.. and
Margaret Roseman. 0122 Talmetto St.
Frledrlclc Paulsen. 2S33 Almond at., and Etta
Paulsen. 2SVS Almond st.
Andrew C. Toole, 4010 Hawthorne St., ani
Florence 8. Mletzach, 40.' I Willow Bt
John 1! Curl, 7711 Avenuo R, and nebecca
M. McKeley. 7711 Aenue E, West rhlla.
Robert J Hall, 1003 Howell st , and Alberta
earless, mil Hlsbea st.
Philip hegdl, 513 iteed at., and Ilosa Eooklar,
1320 H, Reese at.
Fisnuale Cnncelllerl, 4fMj W Wayne ae , and
Crlstlna Crocctte, 4rtfl W Wano ave.
William Dclaney, 321S Lancaster ae., and
Urldect nun, f.'.tt N 17th at
Francis A. Ilownti 1727 Francis St., and
Kmmn M. McGlnnlts. 4422 Locust st.
Rutlerige Miller. Maxnolla, N, J., and Cora
L. Mutton. 3601 Brandywlno st
Harry McXIee IMS Lombard st., and Fannie
Mickey. 1407 Naudaln at.
James C MoTIrearty, 710 fl 60th st , and
Mary E. McCrossln. 2012 8 Alden at.
Honard Beheld, 1011 Glenn ood ave, and Eva
Ruark. Kill Olenwood ate,
DaAld Mcllannum. Jr.. 1KI.1 Cayura at,, and
Mary C. Monaghan, 1S."2 Urunner st.
George Stotlstehner, BIO N, Marshall st., and
Rachel McGowan 510 N Marshall at.
Frank J. tl-cles. 172s Iteed St., and Katherine
M McGnwan. 1042 B. 33.1 at
William D. Chalmers. 2223 N. 17th at., and
Ariona nurrell, 1D2S Euclid ave.
Samuel Rlllott 404 Ilerka st., and Caroline
V. McKee. 2011 Abtrall st.
Oeorse It. Sklllman. 3S03 Clifton ave.. and
Sophia Maj Jory. 1IW4 Johnson st
Rodder. 1U1S Winter t.
Marwrod U Good, (VJ12 Haverford ave.. and
Iwbella F CVUrlen. 0214 Haerford aVe.
!j Clrltt Yoa'lljatt rave about $
Delco eleotrln .lf.
B.rrt '"u'natlnir systems
V. ' s!i: :." er speedometer
tt Elllptlo springs iw
STIRS NEW YORK TO
Police Vow lo Extermina'a
the Band of Incendiaries
and Bomb Throwers.
NBW YOnK, Nov. 23 -Aroused as II
have not been since the outrages at Uh 1
Square years ago, New York police o l
clnls todaj declared a war of cxtcrml a
tlon against the city's Black Handeri
With a record of two bomb cxplosh i3
nnd to Incendiary Vires within th 'e
weeks ngnlnst the crlmlnnls, tho povr
of the entire police force wns centi.il
on running them down. One of the nrr i.
yesterday, resulted In tho death of eight
PMx members of a family ot secn vitro
trapped In the flaming hallway of Ij
tenement nt 403 Kast 29th street nnd
burned lo death. Police officials declared
today they havo conclusive evidence thai
the building was urea ny joihou !".
whose demands for 'protection money
wero refused by Onctano Srambrl. a ten
ant. Of the tw6 other victims one wns
a woman who got out alive but died a
few hours Inter from shook nnd exposure.
A score or moro tenants were burned and
Injured when they Jumped from windows
nnd fire escapes.
Less than ten hours after tho sun
street tenement had been destroyed and
while detectives swarmed through tho
neighborhood, a second fire was started
last night at HI West 28th stj-ectt The
tenants wero rescue with difficulty.
As tho first step today In tho Black
Hand hunt. Inspector Taurot began an
Investigation In the Municipal Building.
Tenants who escaped from tho 28th street
tenement were questioned. Suspects
rounded up .enrly today were questioned
nnd their actions Investigated.
METHODIST PASTORS WANT
SUNDAY BASEBALL STOPPED
Ministers Say Thousands Assemble
for Games in Suburbs.
A loud protest against Sunday baseball
and a warning against Its effects, as far
as Philadelphia Is concerned, was raised
by a number of ministers at the regular
weekly session of the Methodist Epis
copal preachers' meeting today. Many
hundreds, oven thousands, of persons
have been assembling on tho outskirts ot
tho city. In Montgomery County, on Sun
das for the purpose of attending base
ball games, It was said.
"It Is high time that the Church called
a halt on this weekly practice," sald.onn
minister. "If we allow It to proceed It
will riot bo cry long boforo wo will have
Sunday basoball In the city, as well as
moving picture shows. Whero will tho
Church be then? "Who will attend the
The Rev, Doctor Mulhall, who delivered
an address on the war, prefaced his re
marks by appealing to all clergymen and
laymen lo bo ready for the "Billy" Sun
day revival meetings In this city. He
said Mr. Sunday was a true prophet of
God, and that while ho would not con
vert tho whole city, he would arouse the
community to a sense of rcllglouB re
sponsibility and enthusiasm.
tA resolution was read by the secretary,
to bo voted on at the first meeting In De
cember, providing for the chango of the
name of the Methodist episcopal Preach
ers' Meeting to the Philadelphia-New
Jersey Methodist Episcopal Preachers'
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