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EVKNINf USOOI511-PHILADELPHIA, Tt'KSDAY, DEf'EMBKB 15. 191.
st. s VESTRY
ACTS ON ACCDSER
IMPRESSIONS OF AN ARTIST IN A BACK SEAT AT NORWOOD'S MINISTREL SHOW
ARE ALL OPPOSED TO
PROHIBITION IN U.S.
State Delegation Is for the.
Messrs Henry Ikes,Jr, Aum wood, j Howard metwoopiesuetauor. J Walter.
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Plans to excommunicate
Charles A. Brown Follow
ing Minister's Summons
Before Ecclesiastical Court
Steps for (ho excommunication at
Charles A. llrown, vestryman of Old St.
John's Protestant Episcopal Church whom
(ho Iov. Dr. George Chalmers Iltchniuna,
rector, 'blames for his summons before"
' (ho Ecclesiastical Court on charges of
"Dreach of ordination vows nnd conduct
unbecoming a minister," will bo taken
next Sunday. This statement was Issued
by Doctor Richmond this morning.
Huch action was decided upon Inst night,
according- to the accused clergyman, at
(lje close of the vestry mcotlng which
voted 6 to i to uphold Doctor nichniond
"morally And financially" In tho coming
Doctor Richmond wrote to Mr. Brown,
Asking htm to appear beforo him next
Sunday at the close of the morning serv
ice, at which time a preliminary discus
y slon wilt bo held, by tho Prudential Com
mittee as to whether ho shall bo barred
from tho sacraments of tho church until
he has "made spiritual amends."
Jtr. Brown Is chnrged In the letter with
being "discourteous and Unchristlanllkc at
last night's vestry mcotlng and with
working against the best Interests of the
"I dislike to do what has been urged
upon me," says Doctor Richmond, "but
I have a. duty to perforin towards tho
loyal members of tho church."
REASON FOR ACTION.
'According to Doctor Richmond, Mr.
Brown, his father and William T. .Hamil
ton sat together when their, resolution
calling for the resignation of tnc accused
lector was defeated. They laughed loudly
whenever Doctor Richmond attempted to
peak and continually called uponitm to
"tell the truth," ho says. It was for this
reason, declares tho rector, tho Prudential
Commlttco met and took such action.
Doctor Richmond declared the ecclesi
astical court was making veiled efforts
to stop the trial, but this, ho ndded, he
would not peimit.
St. John's Church owns Its propcrlyao
that should tha church decide, In tho
event of tho dismissal of Doctor Rich
mond by tho court, to retain him and be
"como Independent of tho diocese, the
Bishop could do nothing to Btop them.
The church was Incorporated In 1811 by
a special act of tho Legislature, and,
unlike many other Protestant Episcopal
Churches of Philadelphia, -It has never
had that charter changed so as to give
the property to the diocese.
Last night's meeting was held behind
closed doors. Doctor Richmond declared
it ended In a calm mood, saying ho had
frightened his adversaries Into submission
J by publicity. It opened with a prayer.
By the murgln of a single vote, with
one member absent, tho vestry decided
not only to retain tho accused clergyman,
but to glvo him financial and moral sup
port in the trial. He Is to file an answer
to tho charges before tho Chancellor,
Henry Budd, on JanunVy 18.
.For more than an hour Hie vestrymen
were heard In argument after shouting
at tho top of their voices at each other,
and frequently tho shout of "Liar" or
"Throw him out" could be heard from
outside. When the vestrymen left.
however, thav nnn,nril r,nltr
Last night's meeting was the result of
the action of the ecclesiastical court.
Tho charges are based upon letters writ
ten by Doctor Richmond to Mr. Brown
and Bishop Rhlnelander, denouncing tho
vestryman ns an, Insincere church mem
ber and attacking the authority of the
'Bishop as to Doctor Richmond's light to
permit lay members to speak from his
Recalls Prisoner Didn't Keep Promise
The offers made by Anthony Swccnoy,
bartender at 1112 South Penn Square,
to have his thiee children sent to a
boarding school and his wjfe return and
live with him njet with n, sudden set-back
before Judge Brown In the Domestic Re
lations Court, today. IIU Honor told
'Sweeney he remembered having repie
ented him when an order of Jto a week
was vacated before Judge Ferguson In
'I know you and jour promises," said
Judge Brown to Sweeney. "When I repre.
aented you. Just such promises were made
and you never carried them out."
Sweeney accused his wife of being lazy.
Mid on frequent occasions, he said, he
iad to sew the buttons on his own
clothes. Mrs. Sweeney said her husband
spit on her.
The report of (he mobatlon officer
showed that Mrs Sweeney was an In
dustrious wife, and the court ordered
Sweeney to pay an Oler or 1(0 a week
for the support of his wife and children.
BIBLES FORMEN AT WAR
Babbath School Association to Assist
in Distributingr 1,000,000. .
The Pennsylvania State Halilmti, si,nni
Association will assist In providing and
supplying J.0OO.0OO Bibles to the soldiers
In Europe. At a meeting of the directors
v uie aiaie Association. In the omee of
W nmiaraaKer today. It was unani
mously voted that the organUatkm would
OQ-auerate (n every way with the World's
sajnday School Association In Its efforts
tp place a Bible In tha hands of eaeh of
the men who are righting for their couil
trle across the sea.
The plan, as outlined by the World's
Association ai the meeting in Atlantic
wy jvuw nine ago, was to hayq J.W0.CW
oblldren give fly seels each to provide
for the purchase qt (he Bibles.
It was also voted to appoint a com
mittee to arrange fpr the presentation at
rllt psai data afUr tha LbU
lawre tumm of the petitions. sTgliea
b Half a mUllan Jfcnday aeusi children
oj t tHH agefi. asking for tbe abolition
a U maufaature sad vale of liquor in
PaWLsyivanla. ThJ, ewmulttea will be
DROPS DEAD IN HIS HOME
Patrick Hudson, I jaM ckUL, UU Barks
ajmt. dnjjjpw dead la bit hm today
Jt bad suffer for oom time from a
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TfllSS 'CRISSIE JENKINS, At THE
COURT DID NOT ORDER
POOR CHILDREN CLOTHED
Only Toltl Education Board to Make
Eoport to Relief Agency. x
.Judge Gorman stated Intc this afternoon
that he had not ordered tho Boaid of
Education to provide warm apparel for
the children of school age who could not
attend their classes because of a lack
of clothing. Ho said he had ordered tho
board to report the case to any suitable
relief agency In tho district In which
the children attend school. K
The children nro Raymond. George, Bes
sie and Helen Mllllken, 2SH Webster
street. Charles Jllllll.cn, father of the
children" has been out uf work for some
time and so haa the older boy, Joseph.
Raymond was arrested for picking coal
along Vie tracks of tho Baltimore nnfl
Ohio Railroad tracks and tho sad plight
of the four youngsters then was brought
to light. This was taken up by Assistant
District Attorney Fox. whose recom
mendation to the court was misunder
stood. It was thought by those in tho court
room, that the Judge had ordered the
Board of Education to properly clothe
the children. Ho ordered, however, that
"The Compulsory Agenta Bureau of tho
Board of' Education hereby Is directed
promptly to report tho matra; to any
suitable relief agent" operating In tho
school district In which the children lio.
SUES HIS FORMER FRIEND
FOR LOSS OF WIFE'S LOVE
"William E. Moore, Jr., Seeks to Re
cover $5000 Damages.
William E. Moore, Jr., 5123-Lansilowno
avenue, entered suit today against George
T. Sturgeon, a former friend, to recover
$0i) darauges for the alienation of the
affection of Bessie M. Moore, the plain
After reading tho complaint of the hus
band. Jddge Ferguson In Court No. 3
today Jsnued a capias for tho arrest of
Sturgeon, fixing his ball at 11000. '
Attorney, Separated Prom Wife,
Seeks Possession of Daughter.
Eleanor Frances Kaiser, 6 years old,
does not see, her papa because ho does
no, like to tiavel between here and New
York. He wants her all the tlme'or not
She lives at the Hotel Majestk with her
juothcr, Mjs. Edith O. Kaiser, who Is
sciiuruicu ironi ner nusuanu, tsnimaiiuel
M, Kaisei, an attorney.
Before Supreme Court Justice Nuw
burger yesterday Kaiser asked for i writ
of habeas corpus to gain possession of his
daughter, but tho court delayed action.
JOBLESS MAN TRIES TO DIE
Takes Poison After Vain Search for
Two weeks ago William Kelt lost his
position as waiter In the Central Branch
Y. M. C. A. Today he swallowed three
poison tablets, preferring death to contin
uing his vain search for a new job. '
Mrs. George Gowan, proprietress of the
rooming , house at USB Arch street, in
which Kell Uvea, heard him moaning and
called n Policeman Bowman, who ad
ministered first aid. The unconscious
man was taken to the Hahnemann Hos
pital, vYiiero iv is ueueveu no will recover.
REQUIEM AT ST. CLEMENT'S
Mass Sung for the Rev. Dr. Theodore
M. Riley, a Former itector.
A f requiem for the Rev. Dr.
Theotton Mar Rilej. a former rector
qf St. Cltjtnant's Hplscopal Church. 30th
and Cherry straets. this city, who dlad
last weak In Hudson. N. Y.. was sung in
UU Clement's thla mornjtig. Ray dp
Charles a Hutchinson, the present raetor,
was tha calebrant. Van? member of tha
parish, who kuaw Father Bjy during hU
labors here, attended.
Men's 14-k. Gold
Ladies' ti.k. Gold
C. R. SMITH & SON 1 K '"I
MarM Strwt at 18th 1 f I
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VriQ RENOtWO" SLEW, BABY, 3UEET
NOT THINKING OF RESIGNING,
SAYS ALEXANDER M. WILSON
Assistant Director of Health and
Charities Answers Rumor.
Organization forces, hoping for the
resignation of Alexander M. Wilson as
Assistant Director of Health and Chari
ties, which pays $4000 a year, had a new
rumor In circulation today to the effect
that Mr. Wilson would resign at tho end
of tho year.
A supplement to the rumor was that
Director Harty would appoint John
Molltor. former chief of tho Division of
Housing and Sanitation, to succeed Mr.
Wilson. Mr. Wilson Incurred the enmity
of every Organization adherent by his
loyalty to Mayor Blankenburg and his
policies, during Director Neff's illness
when Wilson was acting Director of the
Mr. Wilson's comment on the tumor
was: "I have not resigned and am not
thinking of resigning." ,
Director Harte said that Assistant Di
rector Wilson had not resigned "that
could be noticed." Hi admitted that last
June tho name of Mr. Molltor had been
suggested as a possibility for nppolnt
mint ns Assistant Director when a change
In that position was discussed.
"I have n man in view for the position
if a vacancy occurs, and. If he decides
to accept, It will be a surprise to every
body," said the Director.
OBJECT TO ICE PLANT
West Philadelphia Citizens Sue
Restrain Standard Company.
Action against the Stnndard Ice Manu
facturing Company, to restrain its pro
posed erection of a manufacturing addi
tion to Its property at list street and
Florence avenue, was begun before Judge
Staoke, In Court of Common Pleas No.
5, today, by George Q. Hornitz. repre
senting several property owners In the
vicinity of the plant.
An Injunction' was sought restraining
the Ice company from undertaking the
work on the grounds that the new plant
would be deleterious to the health of
those in the neighborhood, and that It
would depreclato the value of the near
by realyestate, The present manufactur
ing plant of the company Is at 17th and
South streets, while the West Philadel
phia site has been used as a storage
houso and distributing station.
The complainants declared that the
noise and commotion caused by the work
at the building, as It now stands, Is al
most unbearable, and that the election
of an additional factory would be a
neighborhood nuisance. The defense
was represented by Chester N. Farr, who I
said mat the neighborhood was not of
such a character as to support the argu
ments of (ne complainants.
SANTA CLATTS SECRETARY
All Letters for Him Go to Miss Olive
Miss Olive May Wilson, the 'Jjanta
Claus girl," has settled for the Govern
ment the old problem of what to do with
letters for Santa, Claus, Postmaster
Thornton has announced that all mal! re
ceived at the Philadelphia Pustofttce this
year addressed to St. Nicholas will be do.
live red, to Miss Wilson, at her request.
Workmen in the West Philadelphia
"hops of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who
contributad'GOO dolls to Miss Wilson fpr
distribution among poor children, were I
personally thanked oy her yesterday.
She was Introduqed by Charles C. Kinney,
president of the Uplift Club of thir
Y. M. C. A., tut street and Westminster I
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BY SOME FWEMD OF BILL
FIREMEN AS MINSTRELS
Norwood Volunteers Appear
Knocks -and Jolts at tho railroads for
Increasing fares, songs, parodies, skits
nnd Jokes helped to muke the first an
nual minstrel show of the Norwood Fire
Company, given In the Norwood Audi
torium last night, a. auccess.
M. J. Dowllng made a decided hit as the
Interlocutor, nnd Brooke Pcnnypacker
was among tho "finest." Henry lakes'
parody on "Tlppcrary" took the house by
storm. Others who took part were S. L.
Hayes, Roy Richardson, Ainu Wood, .T.
Howard Swectwood, Leslie Taylor, J.
Walter Austin, J. V. Shannon, Gordon
Chambers, J. Calhoun, S. C. Wright and
Miss Crlssle Jenkins.
The .performance will be given again
POLICE SCHOOL HELPS TRAP
BAND OF COUNTERFEITERS
"Exchnnge Professor's" Lessons Soon
The dean of the Police School. Captain
1 Harry Davis, has found that exchanging
Instructors, as grent universities in this
country and in Europe have found, Is a
mighty good thing.
Captain Davis fold all of tho men" most
of the things he knows about the' police
business. He then looked for another
Instructor and Induced Mathew C. Griffin,
of the United States Secret Service, to
deliver a course of lectures beforo the
Chief Griffin agreed. In one of his
i classes was Edward Connor, of the Sd
I and DcLancey streets station. Grlffen
told his class the names vof the metals
that counterfeiters used, the furnaces
they employed and even gave a sample
of the patter of speech a counterfeiter
uses when he is talking to a confederate.
Connor was an apt pupil. He studied
his lesson and then carried It out on the
beat with him. He overheard amian us
ing n telephone. The man was using the
patter of the counterfeiter. He was or
dering lead, buu he was not calling it
Connor followed the man to a North
ICth street house anU then reported to
his lieutenant and to the exchange pio
fossor. Chief Griffin. A raid was made
on the house und a. band of countet lett
ers was captured.
Chief arlrilii is still teaching down at
the Police School.. Ho has several more
ilasses to Instruct. The school Is being
held In un abandoned station at 10th and
Greenwich xtieets. The schoolmaster is
Sergeant John Stuckert. Fc-ty men a
day, from various station houses, receive
-ACCUSED' OF AUTO THEFT
Jersey Youth Declares He Found Car 1
Abandoned in Road.
When Walter Bedford, it years old, of
Bound Brook, N. J., was leaving an au
tomobile he declared lie found abandoned
in (he Toad, he was arrested In Camden
chargedwlth stealing the car.
The auto -bus stolen from Walter Cos.
of Bridgeport, N, J., last night. Bedrord
was sent to Gloucester for trial.
I SheliieW platc.from London. Enjoy
the morning paper at tbe
rolled close in leather case
Automobile .Cigar Lighters.
attack to Vattery and light a cigar
witk eletrfe light and peaual j
v Weenie Pencil
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BOY AND GIRL, LURED FROM
CITY, DESERTED IN'JERSEY
Found Cold nnd Hungry In Streets of
Learning that his two grandchildren,
who disappeared Sunday, wero In the
custody of the police In Delanco, N. J.,
George Rogers, T33 Orr atrcet, went to
bring them homo today.
Tho chlldren'are Florence B. McConney,
H years old, and her half brother. George
Henkels, 11 years bid. They" were found
wandering about Delanco, cold nnd
hungry. Florence told the police that a
strnuge man met them' and promised to
take them to New York for a short trip.
He deserted them. They met the man on
the street while they were on the way to
Tho mother of the children, who has
been married three times and Is now
Mrs. Alexander Eddie, lives In Los
DRS. WfHTE AND M'KENZIE
NOT SUMMONED TO WAR
Deny That British Medical Corps Has
Sent for Them.
Dr. R. Talt McICenzIe. physical director
of the University of Pennsylvania, and
Dr. J. William White denied today a re
port that the British Army Medical
Corps had accepted offers of their serv
ices at the front. The British Govern
ment, according to Doctor White, had In
formed him a week ago that the medical
corps would cable him as soon as oppor
tunity presented itself.
"I regret to say my services have not
yet been accepted," said Doctor White
At Doctor McKenzIe's home It was said
there was no truth In the report that
the British Government had cabled him
V) Join the medical corps. Doctor Mc
Kenzle had no expectation of leaving
Ihiladelphla. It was said.
BLAZE IN TICKET OFFICE
P. R. R. Employes Fight Flamesat
1007-00 Market Street.
Volunteer firemen In the foreign ticket
office of tho Pennsylvania Railroad,
1G07-00 Market street, extinguished a lire
at the top of the hrchway at that ad
dress early today before the arrival of
the city companies.
Hundreds or tickets were saved bv as
bestos blankets. The origin of the blaze
has not been eretermlned. The loss fs
estimated at tlOO.
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Gqjd Watches J7.5Q " 2.50.00
Gold Hilled Watch 7.S0 " 25.00
Gun Metal Watcheg 6.00 " 12D0
Bracelet Watehes ... 8.00 " 825.00
The many pages in our new catalogue devoted to watches
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DEATH AND LAW RUNNING
f RACE FOR ACCUSED MAN
Found Unconscious From Qas After
Alleged Theft From Mother.
Death and the law are running a close
race to get possession of Thomas Daley,
2$ jenrs old, 1922 South 15th street, who
Is In the St. Agnes Hospital In a sorlous
condition from gas poisoning, and the
police of tho loth street and Snyder ave
nuo police station arc making an Invcs
tlgatlon to learn whether Daley was ac
cidentally overcome by gas or attempted
According to tho police. Dalov. nn nt
leged heroin fiend, robbed his mother of
ner weaaing ring nnd ?25 two weeks ago.
Last night Daley managed to get lntp
the houso without being noticed nnd went
to his room. This morning his mother
detected -the odor of gas and, upon Inves
tigation, found her son In bed uncon
scious, with gas (lowing from a Jet.
SEEKING MOTHER OF CHILD
Woman Disappears After Declaring
Lost Boy Is Her Son.
Philadelphia detectives aro In Darby to
day to find a woman who came here last
night and said the boy found at Oth and
Market streets a week ago and now being
held at the Children's Bureau Is her child.
She was sent to the Children's Bureau
by the police, but, according to J. Ilruco
Dyall, superintendent of tho bureau, the
woman never called.
While nt the detectlvo buieau she said
her name was Mrs. Katz, and thnt she
lived In Darby. She said her husband i
deserted her and she was on her way to I
-ew vorK to oDialn aid when she lost
Entire stock of our Atlantic City
store, 911 Boardwalk, to be sacri
ficed for quirk selling; at under-cost
X1.30 mm tort ShlrU with ilcull- RK
37.50 Blanket Ililh Robes . -.$5 00
S3.50 Canei , 'LSS
$3.00 Pajamas . ... . CJ gQ
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Sliirt Maker 710 Chestnut St.
J'or joung men A 14-kt. plain,,
qpcn-faccjl watch witli jeweled
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Other Watches for Men
Gold Watches ?1G40 t $500.00
Gold Filled Watches IZJ0Q 90.00
Silver Watches .... tf)0 " 25.Q0
Gw Mstal Watches . 5-QQ " 20X10
Nickel Watches 5.00 " 30.00
Amendment, 22 to 13, Ac- I
cording to the New York
Philadelphia Congressmen nre solidly
rtgalnst national prohibition, According to
figures made public today by (he New
York American, ns tho result of n Uotl
taken at Washington. The poll of the
stnto delegation, however, show Xt
Congressmen for prohibition to 13 aptfn&l
Figures obtained by the newspaper In
dicate that tho Hobson resolution pro
posing nn amendment lb (he Constlto
tlon providing for nation-wide prohibit
tlon will bp defeated, 121 members of
Congress declaring thcnisnlven mrnlnat it
and 120 In favor of the resolution. With
In addition to (ho Phllndelphlans-Vdre,
Graharn, Moore, Edmonds, Donohoe and
Logue the following Pennsylvania Con
gressmen are against tho resolution -Casey,
Lee, Rothermel, Loaher, Burke,
Harchfeld and Morcn. Grlcst was noh
Tho following Congressmen of this
State nro In favor off tho resolution: But
ler, Dlefendcrfer, Farr, Alnoy, Klets.
Dshem, Krlccler, Bnlloy, Brodbeclt, Pat
ton, Kclster, Carr, Temple, Shove, Pal
mer, Langhnih Iiullngs, Porter, Kelly,
Ruploy, Walters ond Lewis.
Of tho members of the Senate whose
views were obtained, 24 nre for the reo
lutlon, 33 against It and & noncommittal:'
Pennsylvania's Senators do not appear In
the lists. One New Jersey Congressman,
Baker, Is for the resolution, nnd Brown
ing, Scully, Tuttlo and Kagan nro against
It. Senator Martlnc, of New Jersey, It
listed ngalnst the resolution.
Quality, you know, Ms a
wonderful thing! It may be
easy enough to talk about,
but to find the real artirile
is an entirely different prop
osition. Our "N. B. T." stands for
QUALITY in clothes I
Take these "N. B. T."
Overcoats! We have had to
duplicate them time and
again these last three
months! They walked right
You'll find them on well
dressed men tonight at the
Opera, in the cafe, wherever
GOOD clothes ;are wqrn!' '
Up to .$10 for Suits; up to
$55 for Overcoats.
Perry & Co., "wv
16th & Chestnut Sts.