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LAST RANKING CIVIL
WAR MAVY OFFICER
Nicholson Was Captain's
Messenger on the Warship,
State of Georgia at the Age
WASHINGTON, Dec. IB Promptly on
the stroke of noon today, the last rank
ing offlcer of the ttkvy who aoryed In
the Md navy In tho Civil War went on
the t tired list
Hear Admiral Reginald F. Nicholson
Is ttu -Ofllcer, and With him went tho
best w.'shes of those yotiliger odleers who.
had grown Up under him. When he quit
the sla, where he rose to the command
of Ih J United States Asiatic fleet, ho
came to Washington to tako his place
on the General Board of the Navy.
Ip 1861, before he was 12 jearg old,
young Nicholson enlisted In the navy as
captain's messenger on the warship
Btate of Georgia, at that ttmo com
manded by his father, and took part In
the btockado of Wilmington, N, C.
Immediately after tho Civil War ended
he left tho service, attended a local
grammar school nnd In 1809 received an
appointment tqtho N'mal Academy.
In 45 yoars of servlco Admiral Nlch
"olson has been 23 jears and two mdiiths
at sea and 22 years and five months on
duty ahhoro. Ho was ordnance onlcer
of the Oregon on tho famous run around
Cape Horn and up tho Atlantlo to Join
the fleet off Santiago under Sampson In,
the Spanish War. In tho onco of tho
Atlantic fleet around tho world ho com
manded tho battleship Nebraska, and
after that voyage was ordered to Wash
ington as chief of tho Bureau of Navi
gation. YOUTHS CAPTURED IN FIGHT
ARE HELD FOR BURGLARY
One of the Prisoners Says Companion
Two outlis, John Holllngs, of 1515 North
Alder -street, and Syrney Mills, who says
he lives at 720 Tioga street, are In cells
today. Thoy were captured at pistol point
at tho tinware factory of E. J. SIcAIeer
A Co t 1422 North Sth street, early today,
and licltl, on a burglary charge.
Samuel Boston, tho factory watchman,
saw them In the rear yard. Opposite the
factory1 Is the police station Of tho 12th
District, where Boston's brother, George
Boston,1 Is a lieutenant. The watchman
notified his brother, who, with a detail
of his men, crossed to the factory and In
tercepted the youths. After a fight, the
jouthit were captured.
MII1 told Magistrate McCall ho woe per
suaded to "do tho factory Job" by Hol
llngs, who, the ipollce say, has a record
for burglary. The McAlcor factory has
been broken Into half a. doxen times In
the last sli months, and on one occasion
H0OO In payroll envelopes was stolen. The.
thief was not captured.
HERE TO INSTRUCT
OF A WOMAN WANTS
TO WHIP ALLEGED BURGLARS
Elected president of the Union
League after election In which
largest vote df years was cast.
JOHN GRIBBEL ELECTED
UNION LEAGUE PRESIDENT
Succesful Candidate Received 1001
Votes Other Officers Chosen.
John Gribbel was elected to the presi
dency of the Union League last night
over State Senntor William C. Sprout.
Mr. Gribbel's total vote wng 1051, and
tho combined total vote for the presi
dency was 2077.
Among the early voters were Qoiernor
elect Brumbaugh and Major Blanken
Of the six candidates for vice presi
dents, the following were elected: Mlers
Busch, 1028; Oeorgx B. Evans. 14SS;
Charlemagne Tower, 1533; Harrison
Townsend. 905. Tho ote of the candi
dates defeated for vlco presidents' was:
William Henry Brooks, 8"E; Wllllnm K.
Haupt, 825; William It Lyman, S3I.
John W. Hamer, a member of the
Board of Dlrestors, was re-elected with
a vote of 1657, the largest Individual to
tal polled. Tho other 14 directors follow:
T. Bills BarneB. re-elected, 14J3; W.
Atlee Burpee, re-elected( 1432: Charles
E. Cattell, 1038: William T. Elliot, re
elected, 1480; George, ij. Graham, re
elected, 1171; Chnrles M. Gudknccht, re
elected, 1476: Robert P. Hooper, re
elected, 1165; John D. Johnson, 1165;
Horace C. Jones, 991; Charles B. Miller,
re-elected, 1427; James E. Mitchell, re
elected, 1530; Charles A. Porter. Jr., 1234;
Dr. Louis Plumer Posey, re-clocted, 1140;
Alexander W. Wlster, Jr., 10D7. The de
feated candidates received the following
votes: James OV. Aull Jr., 359; Joseph
W. Cooper, 874; Herman Haupt, 858;
Frederick S. Hovey, 843. Emll Rosen
berger. 866; George A. Walker, 911: Dr.
S. Lewis Zlegler, 487.
State College Teachers Be
gin Three-day Session for
Discussion of Methods of
Pleads With Magistrate fori "Just
A mite of a woman four feet four Inches
tall begged for a chance to whip two al
leged burglars this morning at the Bel
grade and Clearfield streets station. Mag
istrate Glenn, however, explained It would
be contrary to Judicial procedure to give
her permission to go ahead.
The woman is Mrs. Joseph Wagner, 2014
East Ontario street Her homo was robbed
December 5 of (200 worth of valuables.
Borne of the loot has been Identified in
a wagonload of stolen property valued at
flSOO discovered by the police.
Charles Berwick. 2814 North Second
tatreet. and Harry Bltterson, William and
Trenton' streets, arrested last week on
burglary charges, were arraigned this
morning before Magistrate Glenn. Mrs,
(Wagner was one of the witnesses against
"Give me Just five minutes, Judge," she
pleaded, "and I'll fix them."
The little woman stepped forward, rais
ing her hand menacingly. The burglars
started back, but a special policeman
stepped In front of them and they -were
aved. Magistrate Glenn held both with
out ball $or court.
EAGER FOR EMPLOYMENT
Evening Xedger Wont Ad Brings
Thousands of Applicants for
A want advertisement In the Evbkimo
Ledoeh jesterday asking for 200 young
men brought several thousands. The
"ad" read: "Distributors Two hundred
young men wanted to distribute prjnted
matter, Tuesday morning, 5 o'clock. Call,
COO Chestnut street, second floor."
Believing the early bird would catch
the worm, soveral hundred answering tho
"ad" assembled In front of the Ledger
Building before 7 o'clock last night, ready
to stand In line all night. They were sent
away and told to return at 5 o'clock this
morning, but being persistent they re
mained nearby until another line started
to form about midnight. The second line
of applicants took such proportions that
It stretched from the second floor in the
Ledger Building to Chestnut street, down
Chestnut to 6th street and south on the
At 5 o'clock this morning there were
several thousands In llnq. The men
clamored for employment All said they
read the Evening Ledger. Want Ads.
FIREMEN AS MINSTRELS
, 0RN REACHES FfltMOUTH
(Second Mercy Ship Completes Voy
age Across Atlantlo.
Philadelphia's second mercy ship, car
rying food to ths starving Belgians, the
Tforwiglan steamship Orn, arrived at Fal
tnouth, Eng., today. The velsel will be
Elven a pilot at the British port to navi
gate her through the mine fields of the
JDover Straits and the North Sea,
Sha Is expected to reach Rotterdam, her
Cnal destination, lata In the week. The
Orn left here on November 15, In com
wand of Captain Rownes. a veteran skip
Mr. Shortly after sha had left port a
ferrtflo storm swept the Atlantlo Ocean,
put ths attach craft, although tossed
mound as though she was a cork, fought
fetr war through mountainous seas and
turdlly dtfied ths mighty winds in her
Toysge of mercy.
BPBDTEBB MBIT AID IOOR
Sixtieth and Market Streets Associa
tion Undertakes fielief Work,
Poor families in the neighborhood of
10th and Market streets will be cared for
during the holiday period by the Sixtieth
and Market Streets Business Men's As
sociation, It was announoed today.
Fundsifor the work were derived from
the association's carnival and from the
contributions of neighbors. A relief com
mittee, including J. Warren. Sentman, A,
B. Newhall, J. Rosa Burnouse, Harvey
Void and T. B. Travis, Is investigating the
cases that have been called to Its
attention. They will be assisted by Miss
A B. Grimes, a visitor for the Pennsyl
vania Boclety to Protect Children from
Knocks and Jolts at the railroads for
Increasing fares, songs, parodies, skits
and Jokes helped to make the first an
nual minstrel show of the Norwood Fire
Company, given In the Norwood Audi
torium last night, a success.
M. J. Dowllng made a decided hit as the
interlocutor, and Brooke Pennypacker
was among the "finest." Henry Ickes'
parody on "Tlpperary" took the house by
storm. Others who took part were 8. L.
Hayes, Roy Richardson, Alan Wood, J.
Howard, Sweetwood, Leslie Taylor, J.
Walter Austin, J. F, Shannon, Gordon
Chambers, J. Calhoun, S. C. Wright and
lllss Crlsste Jenkins.
The performance will be given again
Several hundred persons, farmers and
city dwellers, attended the opening period
for the school for farmers and experi
mental station conducted lj practical
Agrtculturcal Extension of the Pennsyl
vania 8tato f'olicgo- In Grinith Hall, iU2J
Chestnut street, today.
The successful ciiltuie of (loners and
fruit, tho forcing of Rotables, tho breed
agrlculturlsls "from the Department of
Ing of cattle nnd the mating and selection
Of poultry, the marketing of fruit nnd
produco and the factors contributing to
tho high price of meat nil! be taught
and discussed at the school today, tomor
row nnd Thursday.
The school of ncr'ciitlnre nnd eDH-
mcntal station ii one nC the flvo principal
divisions of tho 8tntcColtecc.
The main, department of the schoot Is
located nt Stnto College, It has several
hundred resident student? enrolled, and
b. corps of scientific nnd practical men Is
enrolled In aYnftrlniontat work. The
school nnd tho extension work tliajyjlt'j
Be aone ncre miring tno neii inrco uays
is tho the channel thtough which the
results of the research are carried to
Wldo Interest has been shown by the
farmers In the surrounding counties In
the work, nnd It Is bclteed they will
make this one of the most successful
sessions that tho school has ct lipid.
The session opened this morning with a
discussion on the marktlng of fruit by
M, G. Kalns, professor of horticulture
at Stuto College. M, 8. McDowell, direc
tor of agricultural extension, instructed
his class this afternoon on "Soil fer
tility" Following- Dlrect6r McDowell,
C. W. Larson, professor of dairy hus
bandry, spoko on "The Production of
Clean Milk." i
Tho evening speakers will be C E.
Myers, ho will talk about "Kperlmcnts
With Vegetables," and W. H. Tomhae
with "Some of the Tnctors Contributing
to the High Price of Meats" as tho sub
ject df his address.
Tho feature of tomorrow's sessions will
be demonstrations with pure-bred cattle
nnd wino at tho Nichols' Bazaar, loth
and Wood streets.
The demonstrations will be in the charge
of W. H Tomhave, professor of animal
At the same time as the cattlo demon
strations tomorrow J P. Stewart, pro
fessor of experimental pomology, will ad
dress his class on "The Results of Or
chord Experiments In Pennsylvania" and
R. L. Watts, dean and director of tho
School of Agriculture and experimental
station, will talk on "Vegetable Forcing."
In tho afternoon F D, Oardlner, pro
fessor of agronomy, will lecture on
The Wednesday night meeting will be
held In tho Mayor's reception room. At
this meeting Pearl MacDonald will speak
on "Possibilities In Hojno Economics"
nnd R. L. "Watts will talk on "The Penn
sylvanla Experiment Station Its Work
and Lessons "
M S. McDowell, director of agricultural
extension, will explain what the Smith
Lever bill means to the agriculturist and
W H. Tomhave will give a meat-cutting"
demonstration with beef and swlno car
casses at the closing session of the school
'BILLY' SUNDAY WORK GROWS
Moie Boom Required by the Cam
Additional room has been taken for the
work of the Sunday Campaign Commit
tee In the. Stock Exchange Building be
cause of the Increase of activity In the
preparation for the evangelist's arrival
and the work to be done afterwards.
The work on the Tabernacle Is again
progressing rapidly, since the weather
has Improved, and Joe Spelce, the bulldei,
Is sure It will be finished about December
20. Arrangements Were made yesterday
fprvthe placing of 16 telephones in and
about the structure and Its annexes, and
it la expected that additional telephones
will be necessary before the campaign
gets far under way.
It Is expected by the Rev. Dr. George
II. Blckley, chairman of the Prayer Meet
ing Committee, that there will be many
more services in the homes tonight than
have been held heretofore. Excellent re
ports on the progress of the District
Prayer Meeting Committees have been
CONFERENCE OVER BILL
Mayor Objects to Giving $50,000 to
Unemployed aB Alms.
Mayer Blankenburg was in conference
today with Director Harte, of the Depart
ment of Publlo Health, and Secretary
Little, of the Society for Organising Char
ity, over the J50.000 appropriation bill for
the relief of the unemployed. When the
conference ended at noon, the bill was
still unsigned, but It is expected the
Mayor will take action before night.
What pliases of the bill were discussed
the officials refused to disclose. It Is
known Mayor Blankenburg- consistently
has urged against giving the money to
the unemployed as alms. He would pre
fer to it used in a way that would
give work to these mn instead.
S'UN'D POB TJOTaiTIOYED IEQAXi
The appropriation of 150.000, made by
Councils for relief of Philadelphia's un
employed, waa declared legal by City
Solicitor Ryan In an opinion tp Mayor
BUmkenbure The transfer bill contain
ing the appropriation la before the Mayor
for his signature.
The City Bolloltor said, "I do not think
ti ordinance so tainted with Illegality
tilt you are required to disapprove of
UI item. If In your Judgment the ub
tasltal relief provided for is neeeaaary
u4r existing conditions end the ap'
praaMTlatloo not unwise in Its tendencies
aitd possible efftcta."
Sfcootlsjj in Boathouse AsoidentaJ,
Jbn OoldsmiU). arretted after the
saootlojr of CfearW Ljfltarty, KMadw
utt, Uj a ooathuuie oo ths Delaware.
Rlv-W. at WhUleaf lane, w ilea4
b Cefooer Knight toda. l'Ue Inquest
www uule wv oiKHir.g waa aa asot-
CATHOLIC SCHOOL'S JUBILEE
Archblhop Celebrates Mass at Indus
Many clergymen and prominent laymen
of the archdiocese of Philadelphia! were
In attendance today at the golden Jubilee
celebration of the convent and Industrial
school of the Bisters of the Good Shep
herd, 33th and Pine streets.
Archbishop Prendsrgast celebrated mass
at T o'clock this morning, and at that
time the sisters and Inmate received
communion. At 9 o'clock Bishop MeCort
celebrated Pontifical Mass, asalated by
PROTECTION FOR SHOPPERS
Twenty-four Bier Bluecoats Asaitrned
k"' n ricntrnl Tllsrlrf.
Twenty-four youthful policemen, each
more than six feet tall, hae been called
Into the central district by Lieutenant
of Reserves William B. Mills to assist In
guarding Christmas shoppers.
They went on duty today.
It Is the problem of these oung men
to make good. There are 14 vacancies In
the reserve force, and these will be filled
from the ranks ot the district men who
do reserve duty during the holidays,
Ambitious young policemen more than
6 feet tall covet the assignment to the
reserve corps. Eight lieutenants were
chosen from it during the last four years.
rOCONO MOUNTAINS. PA.
The Winter Inn
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lotllat fnrntlhlCfS? Sonihftrn coolclnr. VAeht.
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opm far txcluitre Citron
BOOM, WITH BATH. 11.50
NBW MODHRN VIBBPBOOK
M AUaU&TINH, KXA.
THE BARCELONA f0tuaJ$,8 D"'"
Prtvt baths i uclmlvi A. N BLAIR.'
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PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW FOR XMAS GREENS
Iramortelje, Helly Wreathi, Laurel Wreathing, etc
We hare a large assortment of Palms, Ferns an4 Rubber
Plants, also Cyclamen in bloom, the latter 35c to $U eacfj, '
Pop Corn (wWto. rice) the kind that pops, 10c lb., 3 lbs. 85c
Mietiell's Seed House
SIS Market Street, Philadelphia
Stare Opens 8:30 A. M
The genial, gracious
of the thousands of happy people coming nnd going
of tw thousands of happy attendants not overworked
in the eight to eight and a half hours of duty
of the bugles of the lads with their cheerful morning
call and the evening recoil
of the great Organ's chimes morning and at even
tide of the marvelous smoothness and rapidity of these
of the wonderful quantities of new things gathered
in every day to keep up the assortments.
Every hour of the day strikes Christmas
9 notes and the brightness of a genuine
Christmas spirit fills every nook and corner
of these vast halls of commerce and
Will everybody be at home in the Store and
extend welcomes to their friends?
December llo, 191 1
Christmas Music on the Grand
Organ at 8.30 a.m. and5.45p.m.
Nearseal and Caracul
Fur Coats for Women
A nearseal (sheared coney) coat may cost $50, or it may
cost $100 in the Fur Salon, but you may be quite sure that it
will be made of thick-furred pelts, well-matched and lustrous.
The plain nearseal coats are $50 to $65; those with col
lars of chinchilla squirrel, fitch, kolinsky or natural skunk are
$70 to $100. Lengths are 40 to 52 inches.
Caracul coats, the skins soft and pliable, with the fur flat
and well marked, are $60 to $150 fou plain styles. Those with
collars of fitch, ermine or raccoon are $100 to $165.
(Tlilnl rioor, Chestnut)
Handkerchiefs ! Handkerchiefs!
Christmas Handkerchiefs !
What kind have we? Every kind that is wanted and
is pure linen. Children's school handkerchiefs. Plain,
practical sorts that women and men want for everyday
use. Embroidered handkerchiefs from those with simple
initials at 10c to a marvel of French hand-work for $65.
Fine dress handkerchiefs for men some $5 apiece. Men's
and women's colored handkerchiefs from France and Ire
land! Men's silk handkerchiefs from London. Women's
hand-spun handkerchiefs that are veritable cobwebs.
Altogether it's the most wonderful collection prob
ably in this country.
(Slain Floor, Central)
Over 80 Shades in 'Women's
$2 Silk Stockings
Which means that if you want any particular color, this
is the place to come.
Or if you want the best $2 silk stocking made.
Among the novelty types of silk stockings there is a great
demand for those with dogs, mice, chickens and "sich" Em
broidered on instep or ankle. $5 a pair.
And we are glad to say that our importation of Paris silk
stockings is complete up to $50 a pair.
f (Main Floor, Market)
Art Needlework Gifs
Some very pretty hand-embroidered centrepieces, pillow
covers and scarfs, white and ecru and also hand embroidered
towels. They are all especially nice for Christmas presents.
The prices are $1.25 to $8, which is a third less than they
would cost at other times.
A Gift You Can Make at the
Is. a pretty lace camisole. The shadow laces are here from
12V&cto 35c a yard, and they only need the fronts hemmed and
the "ribbon run through the beading at top and bottom and
attached over the shoulders.
(Slain Floor, Central)
If You Give Lingerie Waists
Ask to see a quartet of styles just in; snowy voiles and
batistes with long sleeves and low necks, and a-general air of
Pricesare $1.85, $2, $2.25 and ?3.
(Third Floor, Central)
Parisienne Dancing Corsets
Good gifts for young girls or any woman who dances
They're partly rubber tricot and partly suede cloth, and
are "stripped" with satin. Price, $8,
For that matter almost any kind of corsei we have here
would make a welcome gift,
(Third Floor, Chestnut) t
Store Close 0 P M.
Wh-e-ew! What a Day!
Tllfi linw liontw unrlninvonl ntirl now linnvv plntHlflff
you were going to get ' n
Get Them NOW ,
Men's best suits and overcoats in the world readyW
the First Floor, Market. ' . .
Women's warm coats and suits, First Floor, Central.
Furs, Third Floor.
And Blankets Fifth Floor. Market
400 Men's Suits ih a
Special Sale at $18.
The end season clearaway of the manufacturer with the
highest rating in America for good style and good tailoring
the man who makes the very finest suits we sell.
Every suit shows an actual saving of at least $7, and
more than half of them show $10.
All sizes at the outstart.
(Flr.t Floor, Market) J
Still More Specially Priced
Overcoats, $10 and $12
These are Balmacaan style in Winter weights and dark
Winter colorings; genuine all wool; low at the price. Many
another store would have to charge you this price for half
Only about a hundred in this lot, so be early. ' ,. -
(Stilivray rioor, Market)
Men's Leather Gift
Bootees come up as high as a shoe, or higher. Some have
cuff at top, others haven't. They are in red and green mo
rocco withs fancy cuff, brown buckskin, black kidskin and tan
Russia calfskin. $3.50, $5 and $6.
Homeos, with rubber gore jn the side, are a-well-known
style. These are in black and brown kidskin. $2 to $4.
Fausts are cut high back and front, like Romeos, but have
no gore. In black and brown kidskin, $3.
Opera cut slippers are the low type. They are, in, black,
brown and gray kidskin, alligator and black seal. $1.75 to
(Main Floor, Market)
The Christmas Show of
will satisfy your sincere desire to give something genuinely
good, something of real worth all through, something in which
there js no sham, but abundance of those qualities of service
and ornamentation which do credit to the taste as well as the
judgment of the giver.
There were never so many people choosing Wanamaker
furniture for gifts, and never more reasons why they should.
You will be well advised to go through the display on the
Fifth Floor, and let jt speak to you for this store and its
You will find sewing tables in sixty different type?, from
$6.75 to $92.
Muffin Stands of twelve different types, at $5.75 to $67,
hii... of CR r,(l tn J I niiuii-o nnil niwlron
Music Cabinets, of 100 different
types, at ?8.D0 to $15.
Book-Cases, of 200 different
types, at $7.50 to $215.
Desk Chairs of 75 different types,
at $3.60 to $17.
Tea Wagons of 14 different
types, at $11.50 to $55.
Tilt-top Tables of 20 different
Chairs and Rockers of 300 dif
ferent types, at $4 to $145.
Desks of 310 different types, at
$8.50 to $415.
Library Tables of 325 different
types, at $11 to $156.
Dressing Tables of 220 different
types, at $10.50 to $156.
Wardrobe Chiffoniers in. 35 dif
ferent types, at $30 to ?215j
(rilth and Sixth Floors)
v There's Always a Warm
Welcome for Blankets and Quilts
The tendency to give common sense gifts of tills kTnd has
never been so noticeable.
Blankets anywhere from $1 up.
QuiltS, $2.50 Up. (Fifth Floor, Market)
Up Until Thursday Night We Will
Accept Orders to Make Men's
Suits for Christmas
Some fine domestic fabrics recently received to be made
up at special prices $30 and $35 for young men.
Fine British suitings the city's largest and most exclu
sive collection will be made into suits at $40 and upward.
P. S. Please observe that no Christmas orders" can be
taken after Thursday evening.
L.ndon Shop, Snlmay Gallery, Cheatnnt) S
Live Christmas Trees
With the Roots on
Not to be dumped in the ash pile after Cfcrit0as, but $JantM
on the lawn to grow. A frwh supply frm the gwr Vffcy ypm
ingr, r -
Qf Norway pww. apigtaUiy 9k, 4 awl 4& f high;
60c 7. ?1.
(garden Section, bubnaj Ifler, Ctatral)