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FOR SERVICE MEN
Meeting Here Today Plans
Raising of Testament
f OTHER CITY NEWS BRIEFS
EVENING LEDGEK-PHILADELPHlX, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1917
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Ten Women Arrested in Demon
stration in Front of White
Tlio Army mitt Nnvy Uu&IncMt Men's
Commltteo of tlie l'ocket Testament I.engue
liclil a meotliiK nt tlie City Club today to
niako plain for u Ms c.imimlKii to raise
money to provide Folillera of the National
Army, National (luatil vinltn recently taken
Into tlio regular urmy, regulars and unllora
with pocket Testaments.
J, Lewis Tuaddell, of tlio Itlttenliousc
Trust Company, Wlthcrspoon Uulldlng, was
appointed treasurer of the committee and
will take caro of tlio funds contributed here.
Otheis active In tlio movement were Joseph
JI Steele, who headed the organization which
conducted the Billy Sunday campaign Jiero.
nd J. Herbert Jefferles. George H. Davis,
Tho has worked win unaries 31. ieanuer,
originator of the movement, attended the
meeting with Mr Alexander nnd then left
nt onro for Chicago to place the plan before
the International Sunday School commit
tee, wh'ch represents nearly all churchc.
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In a few days ft number of public meetings
In I ehalf the movement ivul be neld in
each city In the country In order to acquaint
the public with the plan of getting n Testa,
ment In the pocket of every man. He said
there are now 3G5.000 signers for Testa
ments In the fighting togs of the Allies, each
man signing to lead a chapter In the Testa
ment cery day. Ho said the original plan
was to enlist 1,000,000 members when the
organization was llrst conceived In Philadel
phia eight months ago, but that during the
time, he has been working abroad, princi
pally with tho Kngllsh army, the membcr
ihlp has grown to 3,000,000.
Entertain Twenty Soldiers
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Stroud entertained
twenty soldiers of Company C, First Penu
ry Iranla Infantry, and Lieutenant J. How
ard Taylor at their home, C123 Catharine
rtreet. After dinner there was music, sing
ing and dancing. Most of the soldiers have
lhed In the neighborhood of Mr. and Mrs
More Gifs for U. of I'. Museum
The University of Pennsylvania Museum
has received many gifts and loans of collec
tions Miss Floience Sibley, of 13B South
Klghtcenth street has presented tho mu
seum with a collection of Kgyptlan scarabs
nnd faience amulets collected by members
of her family. John B. Sleson has loaned
the museum some purchases ho made at
the recent auction sale of tho Alvarado col
lection In New York city.
Now Method of TonchhiK History
Philadelphia school children will live
their history rather than memorize it, ac
cording to the new curriculum drawn up
by a committee of which Albert H. llaub,
associate supeilntendent of schools. Is
chairman. Textbooks will not be used ex
cept In the upper grades, but historic
places will bo visited In connection with
the study of American history. The study
will be also Introduced In the first grade.
Six I'hiladelphians Get Commissions
Commissions in tho aimed service of Hie
fulled States have been granted to sk
nioro Philadelphia ns. Charle-J O. Carter Is
a captain In tho quartermaster'.! corps;
Hairy C. Drajlon. tli-st lieutenant, avia
tion corps, and Samuel W. Meek, Jr., for
merly of Y.ilo; Thomas II Miles, Jr., Fred
erick C. Wheeler and Itobert II. Pepper
have been made second lieutenants In the
Sacred Heart Church Carnival
A carnival for the benefit of tho Church
of tho Sacred Heart will open In tho art
adjoining the palish "-chool. Third and lteed
streets, Thursday night, and will continue
for a week. Special piivileges will be ac
corded to uniformed men In the Government
Expect Gen Morrell's Body Tomorrow
Funeral urrangements for Ccneral Ed
ward doV. Morroll. who died late Saturday
night ut Colorado Springs, Col., will bo an
nounced after the body arrlvcN In this tity.
It Is expected that It will arrlvo tomorrow
afternoon. No word has been lecelved
from tho West except a hi let telegram an
noupclng tho (renrar. death, and that the
body Is being brought to this city In a
prlvato car, it wts said at Ccneral Mo.
rell's olllco In the Morris Building
WASHINGTON, Sept. I.
Arrests followed In qulcl ruecesslon this
afternoon when militant sufrrnglsts made
many attempts to plant suffingo banners
In front of tho Maud eretftc 1 In front of
tho White House, from which President Wil
son nnd tho Allies' diplomats were to review
tho selective service parade.
Two militants set up their banneis In
fro"ht of the stand and for fifteen minutes
were unmolested. One banner was ad
dressed to tho President and proclaimed tho
Injustlco of conscripting men while denying
their mothers a voice In the Government.
The other standard was simply tho suffrage
colors, purple, white and gold.
The first two women arrested were Miss
nieanor Calnan, of Methuen, Mass., and
Miss IMith Alngo, of Jnmestown, N. Y.
Miss Lucy Brnnnen, of Connecticut, and
Mis Adams, of Norfolk, took their places
carrying similar banners. When tho pollco
began dealing the street for the parade
they were asked to make way. They re
fused and were arrested, Mrs Annie Ar
nell, of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Dorothea
Bartlctt, of Putnam, Conn , carrying suf
frage colors, were arrested while attempt
ing to cros tho street, ns were Miss Mar
garet Fotherlngham of Buffalo, nnd Miss
Julia Kmery, of Baltimore.
Maud Malone, of New York, who has a
national reputation ns a Wilson heckler,
was the next to fall Into the net, with her
being arrested Mrs, William Wallace Chlla
holm, of Huntingdon, Pa,
Nation's Chief Marches in
Honor of New Na
37 THOUSAND MEN IN LINE
CHARGES STRIKE PLOT
TO CRIPPLE WAR WORK
Chicago Lawyer Says Cunning
Influences Plan Paralysis of
GOVERNOR AGAIN STAYS
Grants Further Respite From
Week of September 10 to
That of October 22
HAimiSBUItC, Sep. t.
A respite was issued by the Governor
today Htuylng electrocution of Henry Ward
Mottern. Jefferson County murderer, from
the week of September 10 to tho week of
Mottern's counsel has asked a rehearing
fiom the State Board of Pardons, which re.
fused clemency some time ago.
Mottern, convicted with Hrnest Haines
of killing William Haines, of Sprankle's
Mills, was sentenced to bo electrocuted on
January 22 of this year. Two months be
foie tho time set for his death Mottern es
caped from the Jefferson County Jail. Ho
was captured at llichardsville and returned
to pr'son the next day. Then began a detct.
mined tight before the pard n board for the
young convict. This effort failed and tho
Governor granted a respite. Meanwhile
Mottern's case caused n fruitless effort to
he made In the Legislature to abolMi capi
tal punishment. Another rcsplto was Issued
by the Governor until September 10.
300 HOUSES IN BOGOTA
Report of Loss of Life Uncon
firmedShock Felt in
HIGH WAR-PROFIT TAX
MEN TWICE BEATEN
Two More Amendments to Rev
enue Bill Voted Down
WASHINGTON, -Sept. I.
Reports of a serious loss of life in the
eaithquako which destrojed .100 houses in
Bogota, capital of Colombia, were not con
(limed In State Department advices this
afternoon. The department had only very
meager advices regarding the quake, whl'h
came to it via nmnmiullla. 'the ultlclal In
formation stated that Information reaching
there showed that tho property loss would
be heavy, as 300 houses had been almost
No mention was made of any casualties
Latin-American diplomats had no Infor
mation on tho subject,
ST l'Af L, Minn., Sept 4. Scattered
dlstili'tp In northern Minnesota today te
noned an eaithquako shock yesterday ex
tending over mi area of 760 square miles.
Bralnerd. Crow Wing, Little Falls and
Long Pralile experienced shocks lasting
from eight to twenty seconds. Dlhlies were
smashed. It was the first quake in these
districts since tho advent of the white man.
Sheen Perish in Forest Fire
MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. I. One thou
sand sheep perished In a forest lire which,
cut them off in tho mountains at tho head
of Hock Creek, Mont., according to ic
ports received at the headquarters of the
United States Forest Service.
WASHINGTON, Sept. i.
Away from tho monument of peace and
up Pennsylvania avenue past tho While
House, where ho wrote tho words of war,
President Wilson today led tho llrst of tho
nation's drafted men.
Kcholng their footfalls on this wide, his
toric path, camo the tramp of marching men
In nation-wide parade. It wns the van
guard of America's tlrst civilian army In
the war to free tho world.
Lining tho Hag-embowered way stood the
soldiers, cheering thousands of friends nnd
loved ones, for whom the war Is waged.
Mothers, blinded for the moment by the
pain of parting, saw In the swinging, youth
ful hosts only their children going away.
Statesmen, with the butchered map of the
world before their eyes, saw in the march
ing men only tho forerunner of millions of
others, striding out under orders to go on
until victory Is won.
The H00 drafted bovs formed but a minor
unit In the train of 37.000 men. But It was
In their honor that the long crowd waited
until 4 o'clock, the hour of starting.
For their inspiration tho President
tramped the asphalt of the sun-swept way.
Out of respect to them nnd the task they
have shouldered did the Senators and Con
gressmen parade. And their feet stamped
another chapter of undjlng history on the
alieady deep-lined face of Pennsylvania
Long beforo tho hour of march tho crowds
packed thn space between the store fronts
and tho ioped-off curb. Business shut up
shop for the day at half-past 3. Tho
great Government departments suspended
war work for the moment and nddid their
thousands to the crowd.
And when nt 4 o'clock tha natty, red
coated, whlte-trouscred United States ma
rine bandmen stepped out along tho way to
a swinging marching tune, a mighty w hole
souled cheer swept through the mllc-and-a-half-long
Smiling. iMiwIng. lifting his straw hat In
response to the cheers of the throng, tho
President inarched up the avenue. Over his
left shoulder he carried an American flag.
In w bite trousers and blue coat, w Ith springy
step that kept time to the band, tho Presi
dent looked like one of those selected for
service. Behind him camp tho citizens, the
Senators, Congressmen, veterans of other
wars, mounted troops, drafted men and
bands and flags and floats.
Tottering veterans of both slde3 of tho
Civil War Cabinet members, solons of the
Senate and House, soldiers of the war with
Spain, civilians from Government depart
ments, army and navy ofllcers, cavalrymen
on rearing mounts, marines and other fight
ers all joined In this solmen procession.
Thlity thousand marchers participated
In the demonstration.
Senator Saulsbury marshalled marching
Senators and well up to the forefront
tramped Senators Martin and Bankhcad
(Confederates) nnd senators :seison anu
Warren (Union men), while trailing them
were Spanish-American war Senators.
Speaker Champ Clark, who fought con
scription, and "I'nclo Joo" Cannon, erect
and spry despite his years, hctded the House
After marching to the reviewing stand
the President left tho piocesslon and re
viewed the thousands ho had led
REICHMANN DENIES ALL
CHARGES AGAINST HIM
Proclaims His Loyalty to U. S. nnd
His Anxiety to Fight Against
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. The Senate
Military Affairs subcommittee closed Its
investigation of the charge of pro-Germanism
against Colonel Carl Relthmann this
afternoon after hearing a final defense by
Colonel Itclchinann himself. Ho made a
sweeping and emphatic denial of all the
accusations made against him by Mrs.
Colonel llelchmann (specifically denied ut
tering or entertaining thoughts of disloy
alty to the United States, as charged by
Mrs. Anderson, and declared himself anx
ious to go to tlio front to fight Germany.
The subcommittee expects to make Its
repoit to tho wholo committee Friday.
Luther League to Meet at Heading
P.i:AI)ING, Pa.. Sept. 4. A chorus of
700 singers from city nnd count! y churches,
300 delegates from cities and towns nnd
some of the leading men In the Lutheian
Church began arriving here today for the
twenty-fourth annual convention of the
Luther League of Pennsylvania, which
opens tonlght'in Trinity Church. The con
vur.Ion will continue to Thursday. An ai
dless for the opening session, "The Refor
mation, Its Cause and Kffect." by Rev. Dr.
11 A. Weller, president of the-Mlnlstcrlum
i f Pennsylvania, will bo one of tho conven
WATER MAIN BREAKS
IN SEWER EXCAVATION
Uptown Section Is Greatly In
convenienced by the
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.
Fra'nk Comerford, n Chicago lawyer, who
was prevented from delivering a Labor Pay
nddress at Bloomlngton because ho would
not refrain from mentioning war In bis ad.
dress, said today he believes a plot Is on
foot to start a series of strikes In this
country as soon ns the great bulk of Amer
ican troops ale on foreign soil.
"Cunning hostile agencies are at work,"
he said "They have poisoned the minds
of mnny workmen nnd I bcllcvo this Is only
the beg'lnnlng. I look for a series of strikes
as soon ns the time Is ripe, the purpose
of which will bo to cripple our fighting
Following Mr. Comerford'a refusal to
exclude mention of war In his address 1200
laboring men of Springfield who were In
Bloomlngton to participate In the Labor
Day celebration returned to Sprlngllcld and
Street cars were rent crashing Into each
other and tho crowd of street car strike
sympathizers had swellsd to 2000 when,
with tlxed havonets, Companies F nnd G,
Ninth Illinois Infantry, charged. The cold
steel stopped tho riot and scattered the sm
pathlzcrs. "It is probable the coal miners wi'l bo
affected tlrst In nn effort to cut off the coal
supply," continued Mr. Comerford. "Then
the strike Is intended to spread to other In
dustries." "There Is absolutely no truth In tho story
that we prohibited Comerfoid from speak
ing," Is the statement of the Bloomlngton
Labor Day committee,
"We Invited him to Bloomlngton to mako
a Labor Day address on n labor subject
When we learned what his address was to
be, we told him the labor movement is
absolutely democratic, that It l.nowj tm
creed, nationality or sect. We told him that
we vvnntcd our side of the labor movement
"We nic loyal to tho count! y, flag and
President. We did not object to n patri
otic address, but did object to assertions
that might create strlfo In our tanks."
A slxtecn-lnch water main at Sixth nnd
Clearrteld streets broko at 8 o'clock this
morning, greatly Inconveniencing all per
sons having residences or business In tho
section bounded by Lehigh avenuo and
Sixth, Broad nnd Clearflold streets.
The nccldent resulted from excavation
for i ewer repairs. The main sagged and
broko when the earth beneath It was re
moved, A gas main nt the same point was
damaged and considerable gaB escaped
A force of repair men wns dispatched
from the Wntcr Bureau Immediately but
several hours were required to repair the
Nobody In the section was without water,
but the supply was severely reduced, and
at points tho pipes were almost empty.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.
Senators battling to make riches pay tho
war bills were trounced twice today.
The Hollls amendment to the revenue
bill, which would establish war profits as
tho dlfferenco between normal proilta and
the total 1917 income, was beaten, G7 to 12,
by those favoring the commltteo plan.
Senator La Toilette's amendment placing
a 60 per cent tax on war profits was then
beaten, 50 to 18. v
Senator Kenyon said there was a very
clear.line of cleavage between Senators who
wanted high war profits and those who
wanted low taxes.
"The line seems to bo between a very
largo majority on one side and a very small
remnant on tho other." sarcastically inter
rupted Senator Penrose.
"Yes, In this Senate," retoitert Senator
Kenyon: "but thero are 100,000,000 on our
side In this country."
Senator Kenyon declared that content
ment of the people was more Important
to the success of tho war than the proB
' perity of business. He predicted that the
consumption taxes would cause serlou
"The poor people of this nation can't
stand another cent of taxation." he Bald.
This bill will mako more socialists than
BOY POWER ENROLLMENT
WEEK OPENS WITH'RUSH
Registration of 25,000 Keystone
t Lads, 5000 From City, to Be
Pushed by Director ,
William E. Hall, national director of tho
Boys' Working Reserve, Is In Philadelphia
today to push plans for the "boy power"
enrollment week. Lads will be registered
during this week. The campaign opened to
day with a rush, and It Is planned to en
roll 25,000 In all, 5000 of this number being
"The Boys' Working Reserve lias h. two
fold benefit for the nation," Mr. Hall said
today. "It provides a reservoir from which
tho nation may draw 'In order to replace
men eono to the front, thereby placing thou
sands of workers In productive labor who
would not otherwise be producers. Its
second benefit Is to the younir man. It Im
presses upon htm tho fact that having re
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Woman Kills Husband After Customary
ItUTHKItFunD. N. J.. Sept 4. -A talk
about religion, a quarrel; the husband, In
a rnge picking up his two-year-old daughter
and threatening to throw her nt ills wife
then a shot across the dining room table
all of this within a few minutes after the
customary blessing had been asked at break
fast. This In brief Is what Mrs. Catherine Hart
wig told the pollco here today In explaining
why she shot nnd killed her husband
"Christian was In a rage," Mrs Hartwlg
said. "He had caught up little Hleanoi
nnd was swinging her at arm's length
He was trying to throw her at me when I
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Second Day of the
Last and Final Sale
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1 1 jC his son to us and enrolled him 1 1 1 1
II 1 1 1 as a hoarding student for the coming ! I '
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PERRY SUMMER SUITS
Embracing about 2000 Suits
formerly $25. $22.50 and $20, to
be sold at
The Uniform Price
Cf This is your last chance for a good
long time to make such a killing on
the price of a Suit of Clothes! These
were big values at $25, $22.50 and
$20, and we can't duplicate them
ourselves at those prices! Because
they are broken sizes two, three
and four Suits of a lot we are
closing them out at One Final Figure
of Fifteen Dollars!
J Come in and look then over! You
may find two patterns to your liking
in just your size freeze on to them
at least two, if you can! It's the
best investment of $30 that you can
make right here and now! You'll pay
as much next Spring for One Good
Suit as you can get two .cor in this
Last and Final Sale
at the Uniform Price, $ 1 5
i Best Choosing today!
Come in early for yours!
Store Open Until 6 P. M.
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