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EVENIHG LEPqiDR-PHtLADELPHtA, MOKBAY, FKBRTARY 15, 1015.
BWRRORS OF PRISON
S all t a r y Confinement
Makes Maniacs of Men,
Speaker Declares at Mon
day Conference on Legislation.
MINE WORKERS CHARGE
U. S. MtiE WAS PREJUDICED
House of Correction the Only
Institution Where No Effort
Is Mndo to Uplift Inmates,
Often Packed ' Into Cells,
Vith Thin Soup for Food.
A. former Inmate- of. thy Ilouie of Cor
rection at Ilolmesburr stood today In-the
presence of society women at the Monday
conference on legislation In tho Curtis
Building and urged 'prison' reform.
U confessed that he had a criminal
career of 1 rears. Facing the members
of several women's organisations, he dis
cussed hla-cn,from the tlmo that lie
reached JIoOrie?btirg'tintil he was released
a pear after with a U bill. His name
The Jlouse of Correction, said tho
speaker, was tho only Institution where
n efforts-were, made to uplift the-convict.
The locking; ur Of Avo prisoners In one
cell was nothing; unusual. Solitary con
finement, the other extreme, often made
"I went to Holmesburg on an awful
cold day from Moyamcnslng In the prison
van," he said. "Four white men and three
Negroes went UP with mo! some- of the
fellows' were -Jilraott frosen, stiff. Tho
Negroes were' put In one cell and the
whites In another. These cells are per
haps 8. by 18 by 10 feet In slxc, and the
One we were In contained nothing but a
Tsare- table and six empty pans for food.
"The Ave of us. stood up In this cell
from about It Until 1, When the' keepers
came back from their lunch. Our meal
had, been given ua before they Went to
lunch. Each of us 'had halt' a pan of soup
one big; ladlefut and two slices of dry
bread nothing else. The soup has meat
and vegetables In it. but favoritism de
termines whether you get any solid mat
ter orfyerely y,, watcry part- ,
ian you picture a cage in your back
yard, -absolutely closed on all four Bides
with, an'alr hole at tha top and a bulldog
in thereto r whom you come, open the
door? and throwln some food three times
a- day. .Immediately slamming the door
hut ltt life facer again and keeping this
up- for months, yes, years? What love
would that dog nave for youT
'-toeir as daya and weeka go by, each
time, the keeper comes around you Jump
to. that door like a. monkey and you must
keep a. smile on your face.
"Generally you get bo that you wake up
between -6 and 7 In the morning. Some
times, .you hear the rumble of the wheels
a the- truck carrying food long- before
It come to you. You get so that yon
hear everything, even the midnight round
ef tlig. guard which ho makes in sneaks.
Tott. get .breakfast at 7r this consists
of what we; call 'bootleg and bread. These
three) meals,, such as they are, and the
Irregular half.hour of exercise, are the
only events to break the absolute monot
ony p tho day..
"At the third month of 'solitary the
prisoner beglna to feel. In bodv rur.
tleula'rly-. uneasy, the monalom- nf .n.h
day and the continuous reading getting
ua your nerves in a peculiar way. You
Tegln! tct talk to- yourself, to look forward
to that valuable half hour that 'you are
supposed to sot. which is taken away
from you at every cftance for small in
fractions of rules.
"About the fourth or fifth month you
begin to bother, your keeper asking for
work; You are Just naturally uncomfort
able all tha time! your mind wanders;
you .throw yourself on your bed, If you
care to' take the chance, for It la against
the rnle to use your bed In the daytime,
although tha. keepers are fairly lenient In
"You reach the point where you can
not sleep, bat, walk, read you are Just
Bimply disgusted with life. Not having
natural exercise, you cannot digest your
Tell Congressional Committee Jurist
Favored Coat Companies.
WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 15.-Unlted
Mine Workers testifying today before the
Congressional Committee investigating
charges against Federal Judge Aston G.
That Dayton show! prejudice and an
ger against union mirier when he tried
them for contempt of an Injunction he
Issued against them.
That he showed a friendlier altitude
toward tho witnesses of the West Vlr
gtnla and Pittsburgh Coal Company
against which they were striking.
That ha sent one Union official to Jail i
partly for providing funds and arranging
for the defense of striking miners who
had been, arrested.
That ho sent to Jail Miss Fannie Selllns,
union worker, because, It was charged,
she had provided relief to strikers.
That he said that If John P. White,
head of the United Mine Workers of
America, Was In court he would send
him to Jail for a year, although White
was not under arrest.
That a witness who could not speak
English was denied on Interpreter,
SUNDAY RESTING AT
MANDOLIN AND PARROT BRING
. DISCORD INTO BARBER SHOP
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I'LsrtitfSfSfrijai! id jw J?ri's-rr ue
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EXPECT THEIR CLIENT
TO GAIN NEW TRIAL
Continued from ne one
men present tomorrow from Richmond,
Va., and Buffalo, N. Y, Buffalo wants
"Billy" next autumn. If possible. ,
Collector of the Port William II. Jerry
hnn Invited the evangelist to take a
trip with him on the Delaware, and It
Is expected that he will enjoy an outing
with tho collector next Monday.
Troubles of Nicola Perpetuo and His Son-in-Law,
Charles Roccia, Due to Former's Love of Silence
and Latter's Musical Propensities.
Base Confidence on Con
flicting Statements of
Negro Actor, Who Re
Attorneys to Confer Today
nt Sing Sing Marshall, Af
ter Making Affidavit Here,
Goes to New York and
Makes New Denials.
WHEAT EMBARGO CAMPAIGN
GAINS RAPIDLY IN FAVOR
BacJfed, fey Powerful Interests May
Be? Isstie at Extra1 Session.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15.Tho campaign
for a wheat embargo on all grains grown
in the United States is gaining rapidly.
It Is backed by powerful interests, and
probably will become a, leading Issue at
tha extra session of Congress If cne be
held. Itepresentatlve Farr. of Pennsyl
vania, has Introduced a resolution pro
viding for an embargo.
Probably the .entire German-American
Interests In the Unlfed States will support
Km a measure of retaliation against
Great Britain for cutting; oft food supplies
EXTENDS CAMPAIGN IIEnE.
Definite announcement was made by
Mr. Sunday at yesterday's services that
ho would fjonttnuo to preach In the Phila
delphia tabernacle for four more weeks,
thereby extending the local campaign to
When "Billy" made the announcement
there was deafening applause. Ono man
Jumped up and called for htm to stay
hero six months, and then there camo
other calls, some persons yelling for him
to stay hero a lifetime. The evangelist
explained that In order to lengthen the
Philadelphia revival It would be necessary
for him to change his plans to speak In
one of the cities during his schedule for
the next year.
Mr. Sunday preached throe strong ser
mons yesterday, nnd nt the close of each
there was a rush of "trail hitters." In the
morning when ho preached on "Geth
csmano," 319 men nnd women declared
their faith In Christ and took seats In tho
"glory rows." Both the afternoon and
ovcnlng services were for men only. At
tha former there were 414 converted, and
In the evening 449 men "hit the sawdust
Prominent among thoso who took tho
evangelist's hand In tho afternoon were
nbout a Bcore of men who were present
with a delegation from the A. J. Drexol
Blddle Bible Classes. Mr. Blddle was
present, and did much personal work
among the men, and escorted most of
them to the platform where they were re
ceived by the evangelist. There were also
large delegations present representing
Bible classes organized by the Rev.
OcorgQ G, Downey in South Philadelphia
and Manayuuk, and a big delegation at
KvENiNoLnDQEn men attenaed In a body.
Among tho afternoon converts wero two
young Japanese students. Several thou
sand persona were unable to crowd Into
the tabernacle at the afternoon and eve
ning services. Among them were many
persons who had come to the city from a
distance for the express purpose of hear
ing the evangelist. Many women came
expecting to hear him preach in the after
noon or evening, and were disappointed
when thby found that the sermons were
for men only.
At both the afternoon and evening serv
ices "Billy" preached on "The Judg
ment" Previous to the opening, of tho
sermon In the afternoon there was a stir
ring scene in the tabernacle when a large
delegation of Indian students from the
Carlisle School Jumped to their feet and
gavo their school yells, They had come
to the city to see the basketball game on
Saturday night between their team and
that of the University of Pennsylvania.
Before the evangelist arrived, "Rodey"
called upon them to stand and gtvo their
cheers, and before starting to preach
"Billy" greeted thorn and spoke highly of
Indians and of some of their leaders. He
mentioned Chief Bender, Thorpe, Meyer
and Sookalexls, of baseball fame, and
then he told of the' time he visited a
reservation out in Kansas, and explained
his pleasure In having a grandson of
Great Chief Geronlmo listed among his
converts. There was a surprise when tho
braves held a young man high above their
heads. It was young Geronlmo, himself,
and he was given a mighty cheer by the
big audience. ,
Sunday's Sermons on Page 14
No ono lovc3 silence more than Nicola
Perpetuo. He conducts a barber shop
at 435 Balnbrldgo street. All day long and
most of the night, too, he hears a con
stant clatter of tongues. When tho shop
Is quiet he Is happy. But even silence
has been denied him slnco his non-In-law,
Charles Roccia, learned to play tho man
dolin. The tinkle of tho Instrument has the
same effect upon his ears as a pile driver
would have on n tin boiler. Perpetuo
begged Roccia to cease the music, In tho
shop. Iloccla became Indignant and
plnyed Incessantly until half an Italian
cheese struck him In the face and knocked
him under the washstand. Tho cheese
was thrown by Perpetuo. his father-in-law.
Perpetuo didn't deAy it. Iri fact,
he was proud of the feat.
In addition to a. aog and n cat there
la n parrot among the pets of the Per
petuo household. Roccia, the police sayr
tnught the parrot to say unkind things
about Perpetuo. And the parrot un
leashed its vocabulary when the shop was
full of customers.
When tho shop was finally empty Per
petuo went outsldo to think the situation
over. Ho was only rut n short time
when he heard the mr.n.folln working and
alsothe parrot speaking about him In
a most unkind manner. Looking back In
bis shop ho saw Roccia playing tho in
strument, with tho parrot on his shoul
der nnd the cat and dog slumbering
peacefully at his feet. PerpetUo's nerves
had reached their limit. Ho noticed. Inci
dentally, that workmen were replacing
tho barber pole outside. Ho seized It
from their hands, burst Into his shop
and "busted up tho muBlcale" by pushing
the polo against the head of Roccln.
Itfccla dropped the mandolin nnd Jumped
out a rear window, tho doe nnd cat scat
tered In opposite directions nnd tho parrot
was stepped on nnd killed.
. Roccia sworo out a warrant for his
thor-!n-law'B arrest nnd Perpetuo nlso
nnd Roccia arrested. They wero brought
before Magistrate McFarland, who held
them ench In $300 ball.
WILLS PROBATED TODAY
Mary B. Buchanan Bequeaths $50,000
Estate in Trust to Husband.
The $50,000 estate of Mary B. Buchanan,
who died In the German Hospital January
8, is left In trust for her husband, Gcorgo
H. Buchanan nnd at his death Is to re
vert to the children of tho testatrix. Her
will was admitted to probate today.
Mary E. Hughes, who died In the Phil
adelphia Hospital, leaving a $2000 estate,
bequeathed $25 to the Purgatorial Society
of St. Peter's Church, 5th street and
Glrard avenue. The residue of tho estate
Ih left to relntlves.
Other wills probated today includo thoso
op Rachel S. Peters, 1S43 North 13th
street, who left nn estate of $21,500 and
Louis M. M. Tnmmc, 1509 Germantown
Letters of administration wero grnrited
In tho estates of J. G. Glndlng, late of
5715 Spruce street, amounting to $25,000,
nnd Emma M. Heaton, 311S Haverford
BUSINESS MEN END FEUD
Banquet Tonight Will Mark Close of
Dissension Lasting Two Years.
Peace, or at least neutrality, will per
vade the harmony banquet of the 60th
and Market Streets Business Men's Asso
ciation, to be given tonight nt the Nor
mandle, 36th and Chestnut streets, fol
lowing nearly threu years of dissension
which once resulted In forming of a rival
association, The dinner tonight cele
brates the election of William C. Magee.
who was chosen president by an over
whelming majority, and tho arrival of
harmony once more.
Two years ago. In a dispute over tho
election of a president, the association
was split and a rival organization, known
aB the Greater EOth and Market Streets
Business Men's Association, was formed.
Manv of the former enemies of the n.nn.
elation have come back into the fold.
WILL FORGED, SAYS WIDOW
Charges Druggist With Trying to
Compel Division of Estate.
Charges that Harold H. E. Balblrnlc, a
druggist of Germantown nnd West Phila
delphia, hnd attempted to coerce tho
widow of Thomas H. Husband, Jr., into
dividing tho estate of tho wealthy mag
nesia manufacturer with him, wero mado
today before Judge Brcgy and a Jury In
Common Pleas Court No. 1 by Alcxnnder
M. De Haven, representing Mrs. Hus
band. Mr. Husband made two wills, tho
later ono revoking a will which made
the widow solo beneficiary of a $100,000
While tho first will named tho widow
as executrix the second appointed no
executor, but purported to bo In tho hand
writing of nnd signed by tho testator. It
was witnessed by Mr. Balblrnie, accord
ing to Mr. Do Haven, who Is associated
In the caso with M. T. McManus and At
torney General Wescott, of New Jorsey.
Mr. Do Haven alleged that Mr. Balblr
nlc nrocm-nil tliA npcnntl tnatnmnnt nml
' offered to surrender It to rs. Husband.
provided sho would glvo his brother nnd
himself one-third of tho estate. Counsel
for tho contestant hope to provothat a
second document, In which the Vord
"testament" was misspelled, is a forgery.
CAMDEN CELEBRATES ITS
87TII ANNIVERSARY TODAY
END OF HOT WAVE IN SIGHT
SUNDAY HAS NEW SUCCESS
Three Grandchildren of James Dobson
Hit the TraiL
"Billy" Sunday ma,de his first conquest
In the upper circles of Philadelphia so
ciety yesterday morning when his sermon,
"Cstlisemane," brought three grandchil
dren of James Dobson. the: multimillion
aire carpet, manufacturer, down tho saw
Hundreds of converts streamed down to
"ilory row." but It was only when the
last stragglers were forcing their way to
the front that Mrs. Bessie Dobson Alte
mus, appeared, leading her two children.
Vnn.B Tt 11t.mil. amf lf.a.r IV ...
w..,jt-p -, ..-w.w ... utjr to AUCIHU9,
and her niece. Mary Ncrris.
In addtlon to personal work dona nt
inq iaDmacie. un. Alieraus has held a
Ztaxt t!injB in nr nonx, and on Feb
jify J arranged for reservation at tha
tabernacle to accommodate MOO employes
1 the Dobson. mills.
XAINBPW MILK ON STREET
CiJMor-. Between. Dairy and Dye
Wtwlof Wagon the Cause,
A tftvw or varl-colored milk was spread
f tkja street at Hart lanij and Ken
jMftPJt awitts today a a. result ot a
f olilo fcetwtsn milk wagon of tho
HMbteM palrtea and a wagon of the Al
!!l!y pf Works. The. horse attached
t th workft vagon was frightened
by a. Uallty ear owf ron dawn Kendns
ion vau4. It struelc the milk wagon
lwul4, overtwrniiir It anS seadinf? tho
tatm 1 ail direction.
49m JsJipact also overturned tha dye
wmM w aad the dyrs 'were scattered
ttiraMck Ike skttk.
Cooler Weather Tonight nnd Tomor
row Promised by Forecaster.
Humidity does not affect the optimism
of the weather man. He promised late
this afternoon, despite the August-like
temperature 67 devees at 3:30 o'clock
that tonjght and tomorrow would be
This is the fourth hottest February 15
In the history of the Weather Bureau,
but it is predicted that the thermometer
will change Its course emphatically to
night and drop to 40 degrees by tomor
At 8 o'clock this morning the mercury
stood at 53, and there was a little rain
every hour or so during the day to add
to the discomfort. There was a slight
drop In the temperature at 4 o'clock, when
the mercury went to 63,
The humidity was 93 per cent at noon.
As & result there was a general shedding
of overcoats and iced drinks were popular.
To Hurry Slow Taxpayers
Receiver of Taxes Kendrlck today sum
moned the 37 deputy delinquent tax col-v
lectors of tho city to his office and ad
dressed them on tho Importance of ob
taining all outstanding realty taxes, not
only for 1914. but for any previous year.
He said that realty tax payments In 1911
exceeded all former collections.
Elaborate Program Prepared by Offi
cials and Organizations.
Camden, tho fourth largest industrial
city per capita In the United Stntes, Is
observing the S7th anniversary of Its In
corporation today. An elaborate pro
gram has been prepared by the city offi
cials and tho various social and busi
ness organizations of Camden, to mark
the day as befits a thriving town.
The pupils of tho schools will
nlso take an active part la the anni
versary. They will listen to the early
history of the city, and thrill again as
they hear the stdry of tho important part
the city took In the formation and de
velopment of the nation. Tho entire
city is gaily decorated with flags and
bunting for the occasion.
' Attorneys for Charles Becker, former
police lieutenant of New York, now un
der sontenco of death for plotting tho
murder of Herman Rosenthal, wero Ju
bilant today In tho bellof that their client
would bo granted a. new trial.
They based tholr belief on the contra
dictory affidavits which James Marshall,
of 1422 South street, nogro vaudeville ac
tor, has made. Tho flrot affidavit, signed
In tho Evening Ledger ofTIco Saturday,
repudiated tho testimony which ho hnd
given at tho second Becker trial tho
testimony which prlyod to bo tho turning
point In the case. Ho has now sogned
two moro affidavits, each contradicting
tho one made In this city.
Martin T. Manton, of counsel for
Becker, 13 expected to confer with Becker
nt Sing Sing today and Inter to fllo nn
appeal for a new trial, based on Mar
shall's conflicting statements. District
Attorney Perkins, of Now York, would
mako no statement today concerning tho
Just before making his first affidavit
"Whon I was In Chicago a newspaper
man paid me soma money for what I
told him. You know whon I do somo-
ming lor somoDouy i expect to got a
After Marshall had sworn for Assistant
District Attorney Grochl that he had
made no nffadlvlt here, he switched
around and sworo for District Attorney
Parkins that he did make ono, but that
It referred only to his being tricked into
going to New York where ho wns mado
The Negro's parents, when they learned
what their son had done, went to tho
district attorney's offlco and mado tho
statement that James had told them
many tlmcB before ho was called to
testify that "Becker knows a great deal
about the Rosenthal case," nnd Just after
no was caned to the witness stand, James
had said that ho was sorry to have to
tostlfy against Becker, but that nil he
hnd said was truo.
Mr. Manton said Becker was now penni
less, and that ho was conducting the case
for tho former policeman without re
muneration. Tho substanco of Marshall's affidavit,
signed hero Saturday, la to the effect that
ills testimony nt tho trial that ho had
seen Jack Rose talking to jJeckcr on the
street In Harlem and that ho hnd spoken
to Becker on that occasion and was sure
his companion was Jack Rose, was utter
ly false, because ho had never seen Jack
Roso and did 'not know him. Marshall
said also that while ho was jit tho Mary
land Hotel nt the exponeo of tha district
atorney's office,' before the Becker trial,
Mr. Grocl, by his repeated examina
tions, so prcyod upon his mind that he
got In a stato' where ho didn't exactly
know whether he knew Roso or not.
Negro, whoso, sworn statement,
published exclusively in tho
Evening Ledger, that his testi
mony in the second Becker trial
wns false, hns caused a sensation.
SENATE VOTES FOR
Continued from Page Ono
company operating ships. The United
Fruit Company was particularly singled
The original' Burton resolution inquired
particularly whether any options had been
obtained, clthor by Trensury ngents or
by any ono else on the Interned ships, or
any others, and whether any overtures
had been mado relating to tho salo of
Senntor Reed attacked tho Burton reso
lution, declaring no such Innuendoes as
tho Senator's should be mado on tho Sen
ate floor or elsewhere unions tho person
making them was willing to produce sub
stantiation. Ho sold tho Secretary of tho
Treasury wns never otherwlso than will
ing to give nny Senator all tho Informa
tion ho hnd. A similar assertion was
mnde by Senator Williams, burton denied
having Secretary McAdoo particularly In
mind In moving for the Inquiry.
The Burton resolution as amonded was
adopted unanimously. Vice President Mar
shall named as tho lnveatigators Senators
Walsh, Simmons, Reed, Burton and
Tj moot the objections of Rnnatnm whn
havo declared that cloture, combined
with tho caucus system, would mako tho
Senate a mere register of tho President's
will, Senator Norrls, author of tho pend
ing ciosuro rule, ro-lntroduccd his rulo
with important changes this afternoon.
As now drawn tho rule would prohibit
any Senator who wns bound by a caucus
from speaking on any question after the
closure rulo had been Invoked.
A poll of tho Houso mado last night
indicated 143 for tho bill, 144 against It
nnd 93 non-committal, a largo proportion
of tho latter apparently hostllo to' tho
measure. Despite this poll friends of tho
Goro compromise predict ita passage by
"Wo are headed straight toward an
extra session," said Senator Konyon, prior
to tho opening of today's session. It looka
as though the Administration would stick
to tho shinning bill and so nlacc unnn tlm
Republicans tho blame for keeping Con
gress here through tho aummer,"
ON DEFICIENCY BILL
Governor May ExerCiRfv1
Constitutional Right and-
ouc items in Measure
to various Departments.
Woman Suffrage Amendment'1
v,oes to aenato This Week
and Administration's Work
men's Compensation Act
Will Be Offered In ifouse.
HAitniflnTTitn. ti"k ... . 'U
turc, scheduled to reconvene ttnhthV
awaits with Interest Governor Bram.
baugh's net on nn tl, n- . "ru,m
prlatlon bill, which carries nTproprK.' '
aggregating nearly IG60.000 tor ffi..?! v
tne various Stato departments. Thlre s
rumors that tho Governor may erdi.
his constitutional right to reduce or 52
out some Of thn Item. In .. ,?r .'.
Governor must act this week on the bill ,
nature" becomo a ,aw without lit. alfrl -
A bill .Increasing tho State noti,.. -.' J"
rzi jsl " , & !
rn.nl: i i n.?,;r. ' ""'i??? amende.
h TTm. 7.. m.::'"!""" W "Cn PM1"'
- -"-- ... xuvouuy, win appear, in
tho Senato this week, it I, expected 'th.
measure will bo' referred to a commltteJ ,
and not rnnhnvnf ,.!! -vt... vu"imie j
!i 8.e"Mn"5 ,to J':0." on Wed-.:!
Thursday"' until the Vm2 T, "TA. on
adjournment tho Administration WorV.
men's Comncnxnttno hin ,.. v. .r.K "
duced, so that tho leslalato-., n.i ...L1
may study Its provisions during the re", y.
Fifteen bills will be before the Sent"''
On second rending will be the McNIchol''
bill to take tho Ph adelnhln nnii I.:I ..
of politics nnd tho Houso bill appr0DrI-,l
ntlng half a mllllori dollars for the ex. ll
r,v..UbU .,v uuuijmirni uHmnsi me loot
nnd mouth dlseaae.
Tho IIoubo will have 14 bills on Mcond iM
...u.,,b, i.,uui,iK muse malting ,th, .
mountain laurel tho Pennsylvania State''
SALOON ROBBED; MAN HELD.,,?
REV. DR. CONWELL 72 TODAY
MAKE UP NEEDED SUM
POLICE jLgrPP '
Reopening of Lebanon Institu
tion Awaits Comptroller's
Order Another Suicide.
KajfrWipsyg AcceuHl SuatafH4
I r jjurUm cplalon Sled today by
'tH ''" Cawt. the 4re of th
tTwaar CO"" trf larch last, dismissing
Vlwnmw Ui tiw account ot the late Petsr
ft, fwsw gfridJrt f t& Srbsat
fiit "Bpny, jww dvftuttt, and Kdwin
0. lUr, frXMiuar b wilt f Mrs,
muvtetrt W Umrttt. tftmmnmt, fuadr
i-r tat uttrmt-wiS&miMa ?.J. a term
.-. en iattm. in fimtewart M-wity, vm
CUNNINGHAM QUITS OFFICE
Deputy Attorney General Returns to
Private Practice of Law.
HAimiSBUrta. Feb. 13. Jesse E. B.
Cunningham, deputy attorney general,
tendered his resignation to Governor
Brumbaugh today, to take up the prac
tice of law in Harrisburg. Tho resigna
tion was accepted. The Governor sent
Sir, Cunningham a letter expressing ap
preciation of his services and regretting
his retirement, and Attorney General
Francis Bbunk Brown issued a statement
adding a tribute of bis own.
Mr. Cunningham will take up tha prac
tice of (aw in association with Charles H.
Bergner. solicitor for tha Pennsylvania.
IUilroad in this district. Ha has been in
tha service of tho state since- U0T.
YOUTH HELD FOR MURDER
Boy Accused of Attacking Woman
and KUlinff Two Men,
NBW YOBK. Feb. 15Dttectiveu today
arrested Nicholas Faroskevas, a lT-year-old
Oreek. charged with, murder. It Is
alleged he waa one of the three men who
assaulted and robbed Mnj. Hauls Hushes
at Clark's ptation. Vs., on January s.
The woman's father. and a friend,
tried, to defend her and both wr killed
Toy the three man. Ha ia held pendlnr
BOXER KILLED BY TRAIN
Clarence V. Baxter, of Nonistown,
Mets DsatH on P, and R. Tracks.
WORHIBTQWN. Pa Feb, Ii-Clarea
V. Baxter. X years old. waa fatally
orulad tttiwMn two freight ears on the
Ka4tg KaUway at ConshohiMkev today
wfeJie tw (rata was reuatlbyc a carve.
awr waa a wsu-Maawa baMH
te-jrr Aar4 ttr-
A cake of ice is not such a bad thing
to sleep on If a man has a blanket under
him. When James SIcGee went to sleep
In the warehouse of the Consolidated Ice
Company, at American and York streets,
he was protected from his frigid bed by
a good-sized blanket.
But during the night he dreamed that
the- world was growing heartless and
cold; In fact, more cold than anything
else. He awoke half daied and saw
pyramids of Ice all round him. Nowhere
waa there a sign of life, and McGee was
positive that he was at the North Pole.
Even tho friendly blanket had disap
peared, He kicked It off during the
night and It slipped through a hole In
ths floor. Toward morning he fell asleep
on a caks of Ice. covered only by shav
Inrjs. The Intense cold aroused him
again. He attempted to rise, but waa
frosen to tha Ice. Then he yelled. Police
man Casey heard him and chipped him
out of tha Iceberg with his club.
At tho 4th and York streets station
McGea took tha steam pipes In friendly
embrace. ''Send me where It's warm,"
he pleaded to Magistrate Glenn.
You can. go ta-Jall," said the Judge,
"for nve days and thaw out."
Painting the town red is an old Idea;
that's why John Clark started out to
paper the town green and a few other
colors. He had covered tha sidewalks of
half a dojen houses on 3d street with a
beautiful green wallpaper bordered wth
laughing pink CUplds, when Policeman
Caldwell happened along. Aa it was
nearly midnight, a spluttering candle waa
used by Clark to throw light on the sub
ject "You're on the wrong side of the house,
1 think." suggested Caldwell.
"Oh, no." said Clark, 'people like to
walk on pretty things, and I just want
to surprise them." He then started a
long border near tha curb, and flourished
bis pssta brush artistically.
" think you'va dona about enough,"
aald tha cop.
"I got to do tha walls, yet,'" declared
tha paperbanger. "You Just wait around
and sea how It looks."
Caldwell told Wm that tha Job waa
finished and lnformsd, tha residents of
tha bouses, wboaa sidewalk wer
adorned, about the exterior decorations.
TMn ha took CUrk with his paste and
I paper to ta t ana cumiun strata ata
1 tioa. as the pJk ar nat aura how to
.obt?,'i!.e'J. the PaPer tho prisoner was held
In SI0O ball by Magistrate Carson.
For moro than three hours Policeman
Moffett listened to n man whistling "Tip
perary." Moffett Is German, and is
known as a man of patience. The
whistler wns doing a good business sell
ing whistles on Kensington avenue. He
explained that any ordinary person could
Imitate robins, mocking birds, whlppoor
wtlla and many other things if they had
one of the magic whistles. After each
speech ho plunged into "Tlpperary," with
variations. , "'
"Switch the tune," said Moffett, nnallv
"What for?" asked the whistler.
J'J,a u" pe,?ce ot tna ne'Shborhood,"
replied the policeman. '
"I guess not." said the peddler, and he
emitted two or three more ''Tlpperary"
As a crowd collected. Moffett arrested
him on the charge of blocking the hlh-
.. I., , .
."" uciub yiuvcu in tne cell, thn
whistler, who said his name wss HenrS
:itller, entertained the police with xl.
ima and grand opera selections
He also Imitated various birds.' but hi.
.ellow nrlsonera begged him to quit oi
Uberty """ f PtinB
A8 Miller promised to whistle i
another neighborhood, he- was dlscharepS
by Magistrate Glenn. ""cnarged
"I'm looking for trouble!"
Cowell Matlerl snapped his fingers In
the face, of Policeman Connor and mad
this pleasant announcement
Aa Connor reached for him Mati.ri
Jumped aside. "Better look out!" h
ahouted, "for I have a loaded revolver
in my back pocket I'm going- to make
you mad and lick you Without using it"
A moment later he was Jying on th.
sidewalk, with a good bit of the flli?
knocked out of him. Connor tain
searched him Uj get tha revolver m.
was atlll searching UatlsrJ when Berw
geant Christ arrived. B " r"
"This policeman's a robbfn' rn!"
shouted -Matlerl. a m'
"Th sergeant appeared surprised and
suggested that MatleH go to tSa lm
Christian struts station house,
There he made further chargsa against
O'Connor, but It was learned that he
didn't own anything that waa worth
Whan brought bafore MaitaU Car
son. Mattarl adtnHt I that ha' -didn't
know what ha ws taikfn ' Ht
ws-s ZimsR4t4 and dUhi,
SCIIAEFFEnSTOWN, Pa., Feb. 15.
Final payments Into tho $12,500 assessment
fund, raised by the First National Bonk
shareholders, were made this morning,
Insuring tho rehabilitation of tho Institu
tion looted by Alvln Blnner, the sulcldo
cashier, and all that now remains before
the actual resumption of business Is the
issuance of an order by the Comptroller
of Currency permitting the bank to be
The discovery of additional debits In the
account of D. B. Klefer, the Mlddletown
cattle dealer, Increasing the total to fll,
000 Instead of $12,000, and the consequent
boosting of tho assessment from tlU to
J 170, caused no little bad feeling for the
time, but tho shareholders proved their
Interest In tho undertaking by meeting
tho additional requirements. Klefer, who
put up something more than $10,000 In
cash last Saturday afternoon, 1ms unt)l,
tomorrow evening to pay in the balance.
The attention of the bank officials was
directed today to having immediate set
tlement made of all outstanding notes
held by the bank, and In this connection
the statement was mado that the heaviest
responsibility will fall upon one of the
bank's directors, whose assignment Is
promised within the next iH hours,,.
It was definitely learned-, this morning
that financial troubles led Levi' Kline, tho
Bethel township auctioneer and farmer,
to take his life by hanging during Satur
day night On Saturday, It is now dis
closed, Kilns received a letter notifying
him that he must at once arrange o lift
two rotes and his failure to raise tha re
quired amount Of money led him to taVa,
his own life, rather than face tha ulti
matum of having his property jsold by the
sherltC In tatlafactlon of the notes.
Kline had dealt extensively In horses
and cattle, and was known to have deal
ings with D. B. Klefer. of Mtddletown,
but It was learned this morning that
Kline and Klefer had no' no"t,e transac
tions between them. There ara notes of
Kline's In the Fredericksburg. National
Bank, where It is declared the security
The will of Blnner, the suicide cashier,
waa probated this morning by his widow,
Laura Blnner, whq- Is named- the sole
beneficiary. It U In. BinnerTa.own hand-,
writing, dated June,!, i9j; and thera are
no witnesses to Iha' signature, which was
Identified by others j acquainted with
Students and Fnculty of Temple Uni
versity Honor Founder.
When the Rev. Dr. Hussell H. Conwell,
president of Templo University, entered
his office today he found his desk almost
hidden from sight by floral remem
brances Bent by friends, who remem
bered that it wns his birthday anniver
sary. Doctor Conwell 1b 72 years old to
day. This morning there was an Informal
reception In his honor nt the University,
Broad an-' Berks streets. Tho students
and members of the faculties and teach
ing departments Joined in extending con
gratulations. Tonight ho will be the
guest of honor of his congregation at a
dinner In the Baptist Temple, Broad and
This morning's exercises In honpr of
the founde'r of the university were held
In the chapol. He was presented with a
silver loving cup by members of tho col
lege! department and tho students of the
collage preparatory department presented
him with a leather traveling bag. The
teachers gave him a pair ot gloves and
the business department a handsome ma
Doctor Conwell was born In Worthlng
ton, Mass., nnd after fighting with tho
Union army through the Civil War retired
with the rank of captain. Ho then .prac
ticed law and subsequently was appointed
foreign agent for tho State of Minnesota
in Germany. Although offered only $50
monthly, ho Joined the Baptist ministry
and began his work here in 1S81.
Light Burning in Placo Early in':
Morning Arouses Suspicions. -J
A light In the saloon of James McShanV, ""M
izib south 27th .street, early this muraingi J
ju ui uiu uuyiure ot neuoen Allen !5
years old, Z830 Ahnln street, by Pollce-'ufffl
man Kclley, of the 20th' nnd Federal' -'m
streets station, after a. chase around ths
corner and Into tho back yard.
Tho cash register, whero Kellv found--
TtflllAr lin Ivinn nninttAil nnli. ... I.-..-- 1--J
...... , a.... Vw. w...,..wv. nil IlUUr
beforo. Miller was held in $1000 ball by'.
Magistrate Henshaw. ,
xnievcs removea iwo roast turkeys,-' v.ra
eight chlcKens nnjl 10 pounds of pork "H
irom me reingeraior ot i'reaerlck Col t
ston, 2013 Arch street, early yesterd&v. '
Whllo tho family of William D. Houston, rfl
was eating dinner, a sneak thief wentvttij
in mo iruiu uuur unu removes doming. 1r-lH
worth $10 from tho hallrack. John M.' rm
Nelson, 8303 Hamilton street, reported"'
that a thief took his Ford automobile -i"
from in front of his, homo last night i
WHOSE CAR KILLED .'PEGGY,i..'i
Boy's Pet Airedale Pup Run Down by'
"Indifferent Chauffeur "
Little "Peggy," an Airedale pur i that ' &
was given as a Christmas present to
Walter P. Miller, Jr., 621 Mount Airy ave
nue, Is dead. An automobile ran over ths
pet winie mo uoy was amipg on ma. fjSM
stops of his home. m
Pawwv wffn nfnnlncr nt An, iM it''Hi -3H
street." snld the grlef-strlcken lad today. .
"and tho chauffeur had half tho street, to ,.'rj
himself. But ho never oven. tried to.ste.or ,J
uui ui llio wuy uuu .ui, iioiiL uvcr my. l
dog. He was going so fast I couldn't -it-
see his number." ,..
Touched by his Bon's grief, Mr. Miller
placed tho following advertisement In .the'
paper toaay: t,
A ClfAUFFEUn driving Packard llmotulae
raaslng S'il Mount Airy nve. at 13:8.3 .Sua.
day morning struck and killed a jxt doi.
Kv,p utnnneri nnrl ahanliitAlv Indifferent to
tha Brief ot its owner. If the owner of ttwtl
car cares, win no picaso .comrnuniaie. xma -j
it. . .umvr, ui Hie uuovc auurvva.
HOUSE PASSES PALMER BILL
Permits Manufacture of Denatured
Alcohol by Now Process.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.-By unanimous
consent the House today passed the Pal
mer bill, to permit the manufacture of
denatured alcohol by mixing domestic and
wood alcohol while In process ot distil
lation. The Ways and Means Committee ex
plained that this was a new process for
making denatured alcohol which had not
been contemplated when former Internal
revenue laws were passed.
Brinjjs Suit for $1000 Fee,
NORItiSTOWN, Pa.. Feb. X5.-TO re
cover a fee of $1000 promised him for
fighting the grcntinjr of liquor licenses in
Montgomery County last year, ?, Tyson
Krat, ef Norrlstown, a member ef the
Montgomery County ar. brought suit to
day against ths Montgomery County no
lictifea eamja'gn. The suit 1 directed
against SylvtaUrtt Martm, XWnrYL
Taylor. J, Pyra Mayer and Joseph M,
Stsal aa aBlvtrt and individuala of th
LAWYER KING REPORTED SEEN
i Jamea W. King, the Philadelphia law
yer who disappeared recently, and for
whom a wide soarch has been conducted,
has been seen at Broad and Chestnut
streets within tha last 10 days. The au
thorities for this statement are Assistant
District Attorney William Finley Brown
,and Robert Brannan, a close personal
friend of King's.
Mr. Brown and Mr. Brannan Informed
Captain Cameron, of the Detective Bu
reau, today, that they have authentlo in
formation that King has been seen hers
within the last 10 days. King is believed
to be a victim of aphasia. Captain Cam
eron has ordered that the search for the'
lost man be redoubled In the hospitals
of tha city and its environs.
Add Year to Thief's Sentence
Frederick Hobbs, accused by the police
of committing robberies in the northern
section of the city, was, given an ad
ditional sentsne of oa year , pr,
by j Judge t tittle in Quarter Sessions ourt
today. HObbs was convicted nn hn.i.JL.
.'chfirfiffla last waMt nnA .,.. . ... '
. t :, :t; :vzr . :.. r "s,"''K.w i fw
The latest charge against tha prisoner
Jwas that of robbing tha horns of ir,.i.
IBrown, 850 Unruh street of leweirv
valued at $110.
LIFE-SAVING DOG REWARDED
"Cutoy," a ulg dog which William
Black rnlscd from a puppy, will receive '
a handaome new collar today as a re -ward
for saving tho lives of his master '"
and several other persons from death
at tho home of Mrs. Dora Schaff, 319
uainonage Etreui. -wuiey, wnen ,)
amojieu aiuuno, uruuoou xmixck uy jjuiuup ,,-i
me Deucioines oil wia ueu. jiia. viuet
members of the household were also.
awakened by the animal's oarKs. jt
Bishop Addresses Brotherhood'
Blshon Rhlnelander today delivered hi
annual Dre-Lentcn' address before ths,. .
Clerical Brotherhood in the' Church ,
House. His subject' was "The Place of
Doctrine In Teaching and Especially laij
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer
seyt Showers this afternoon and tonight;
cooler tonight; Tufcsday fair and cooler;-
moderate south shifting to west wmaa.
The northeastern area of high barometer
ha. ...miA .In'wltf Hiirlnr. tilA InRt 48 hoUrS
and has blocked tha eastern movement of
the storm that was In the central valleri.-
forcing It northward across the ujper3
Lake reirion. The storm Is central on Wis
north shore of Lake Superior this nrO
Inn- nnrl nnrpnrU over tha entire Lake '' '
glon. It has caused light rains eastward a
to tno Aiianuo coaui. nuuwr ui..-.-.
ance of moderate energy Is Indicated 9Tt
tha western coast pf Florida Mild ttra,
peratures prevail tnrougnout tne, wwwa
half of tha country, although a drop. Of A
about 10 degrees occurred in tne. tii-'
region and the Ohio Valley durlng-tna isll 1
SI hours. i.
U, S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Observations made at 8 a, in, Eattem time.
Boston, iiaia.... 4'i SS
uurraio, N. y.... ss s
imeso, ill. .,,. ai a.
Olevelanrl fl 88. Si
Denvar, Col It 10
Dea Molnei. la. , so zg
p j A m fix ,1 ass, -f
lelrna, Mont.... St 24
iuron. a. D 24 24
Kamaa Cliy.uo. 28 Si
Louisville, Ky... 33 34
Three Girls Strangely Hlssln
NOIUHSTQWN Pa,, TL , Thr
girls who worked In a hosisry ml j,
hava disappear. They are 1b. m"
ClaBarty, IT ma; afami laJV. W
Detroit, Mich.... 3
Duiuth. Ulna.... Si
OalvMton, Tax.. S
iiaueraa, m, u,
Niw OrteanM. . .
N. PUtte, Nab,.
Oklahoma. X3t . .
PSlUilelphla. . . ..
Portland, 31. . .
Portland, Ore, ..
St. Laula. Ma. .
fit p.ul. Wiaa.. 4
Salt LakV Vtth H
sau lliaacUcp... M
BCTanton. f4 .
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JO Oleai sl
8 Clear , t a
18 W W,.
W 18 Clear
w 8 clear
64 ll 01 K S '&
It It l: -W 4 Clear
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4f 40 .12 BV
SS .H .W 61!
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