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$5000 RING SOUGHT WIDOW DIES 5 DAYS
! IN HURRYT?LP WEST AFTER HER HUSBAND
Whitemarsh Innkeeper Gavo
Jewel to Old Friend, Now
Doad, to Sell
OIL FIELD MANAGER
Tate f n 'f'"000 l''inmnml rJuR rn"
ttutl to nn old frieiul who died sud
denly nt Kansas City. Mo.. !iaj canned
-nnstcrmition nmonif oiHelalsm" the Na
tional Securities Co., of this elt.v. and
e nn oil rnmpuny, of which the friend
, a field manager.
Word o the death -)C the man on-
fruited with the diamond has just been
j Jiv V.' V. Green, proprietor
K trtiide innat Ambler. Pa. The
','".- nhich announced the sudden
&. "aid nothing about the valuable
Whether Captain W. T. Jones, the
-.1,1 manager, wan murdered for the
J. o bother he died suddenly of
natural causes, has not been learned.
Official- of the National Security Co.
ml tlie oil company, which has its
"ain officer at Whitemarsh, Pa., have
-onP to Kansas City.
'Meantime Orcen, the owner of the
ring, is momentarily awaiting word of
Captain Jones,, the field agent of the
il concern, ns in Philndelphia during
t early part of January. Orcen says
lie met Uipiaiu ,iourain ,....., ,.;.,.,
! nt Washington. D. C, and that
,,nnn the latler's departure for the T est
Xt January 4, (ireen let him take the
large blue diamond with htm.
"if I can't get the right price for it
in Kansas City. I'll take it on to
Texas," Captain .Tones told Green.
Apparently there was 110 one in
Kansas City willing to buy the diamond,
for Green never received word of its
'8Tne first news of the jewel recehed
for several weeks was the brief telc
jram btatlng that the man to whom
It uas entrusted had died suddenly in
the Missouri City. , .
Immediately on learning of Captain
Tones's death. Thomas Buchcr. becrc
rarv of the oil companj, and It. Lac
heile. president of the ISationnl Se
urity Co., took the first train for
There was no one at. the offices of the
ecuritv company, nt &24 Chestnut
street, this momlug but a stcnogi apher.
She would liintcer no information as
to the fate o' the diamond.
Deaths of a Day
Major Lewis Leyman
The funeral of Major Lewis Toyman,
ho when he retired from the National
IJuaid of Pennsylvania in 1012. with
the advanced rank, was the senior cap
tain in the state, will bo.held tomorrow
at Ids home, 0720 Woodland avenue.
From his youth he was a member of
the guard, and his last service was ns
pommauder of Company E. Third Regi
ment, with which he herved in the Span-Hh-American
War. IIo also aided In
suppressing the Pittsburgh railroad
riots in IS"". For several years he was
luperintendent of the Third Regiment
Armory, giving up that position to dp
eomc a Heading Railway detective. He
was a lifelong friend of Superintendent
of Police Robinson, also a veteran oi
the Third Regiment.
Funeral of Walter P. Biiyeu
The funeral services of Walter P.
Rdj en, who died in his npartments in
the Delmar-Morris Hotel, Oermantown,
on Sunday, will be held tomorrow after
noon at 2:30, at the home of his
mother. Mrs. Sanford Biiyeu, 525 Hans
bern street. Intcimcnt will be made
jn Westminster Cemetery.
Mr. Biiyeu, who was sick with pneu
monia for only a short time, was well
Vnown In the city. He was for thirty
years private secrctarj to Sidney Ii.
Wright, a banker. He was also secrc
tarv and treasurer of several organiza
tions of which Mr. Wright was picsi
'lnt Johhrt B. Champion
lolin B. Champion, registrar ant1 m
truetor in commercial law in the Phil
adelphia Business College, 1017 Chest
nut street, died yesterday at his home,
51X5 Knov street, Germantown, of
pneumonia after ten days' illness.
Mr Champion, who was thirty-eight
'ears old, is survived by bis wife and a
fining son. lie wns active in the af
fairs of the Methodist Church iu Ger
mantown and a member of Solomon
Midge No. 114, Tree and Accepted
John C. Eberle
John C. Kberlc, a customs ofl.cer,
i('l suddenly yesterday morning at the'
railroad station. Haddon Heights, N. J.
lie was fifty-three yeart old and en
JJjrcd the custom service hero February
-b, 18,12. Ho was a number of the
leeond Jtofdmont for ten jears, and
Wcs a wife and four children. Mr.
i e,rJ h,n'Uu,!t reached the htation at
Jladdou Jleighth when he fell over dead,
"tart disease is believed to have
iniued his death.
Clifford K. Deacon
fVilA'1 K- Boacn, sergeant-at mms
.a Ca'"tlpn District Court, dropped
vid ,4 M"chautvillc, N. ,T., nt 7
clock last night. Mr. Deacon was on
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""1H1, ailMl nt Mi. l,nmo lis loof
'"l;t after a brief illness.
He was onn
AIaph,n. '""A' " ul lne united wime
lacluncrj Corporation. He was born
!jl'-' nt South Beading. Vt.
the United Shoe
th the table
Mrs. Sarah Jano Proctor Fol
lows Companion of Many
Years in Doath
ROMANCE OF THE CIVIL WAR
l'lie final chapter of a real life dramn
which storied as a romance at the close
of the Civil War was written today
when Mrs. Sarah Jnno Proctor died nt
her home in Wyncotc. She followed
her husband bv five dny. J. K. Proc
tor died Inst Wednesday nt Ocean City.
. J. Hneh wnH seventy-two jears
When Lee surrendered to Grant at
Appomnttnx Corporal Proctor, of n
crack Massachusetts artillery regiment,
went home to his sweetheart, Sarah
Jane Wright, in the little town of Oro
ton. Mass. Ho waR born in Chelmsford,
and they had been childhood friends. She
had been active in Groton war relief
work, and there was enacted one of the
happy incidents that have occurred fol
lowing the great war to offset the tragic
truth of Sherman's theory.
Mr. and Mrs. Proctor came to Phila
delphia itmmdiately nnd in 1883 Mr.
Proctor founded the Philadelphia Tex
tile Machinery Co. He Invented sev
eral pieces of machinery, which later
revolutionized the textile industry.
Wealth and success came to the couple.
Recently Mr. Proctor's .health be
came poor nnd they decided to open a
cottage they maintained ut Ocean City.
Air. Proctor contracted n cold, which
dei eloped into pneumonia and ho died.
Mrs. Proctor accompanied tho body
of her husband to Wjncotc, where he
wns buried. Then she contracted
pneumonln and became gradually
worse until she died early this morn
ing. AVith Mrs. Proctor at the end were
her two daughters, Mrs. A. D. Wallis
and Mrs. h. B. Saint, with most of
her sixteen grandchildren. All arc
Mrs. Proctor had been very active in
church work here, and was well known
in religious circles.
1 She w ill be buried Saturday afternoon
at 2.80 o'clock in Mt. Vernon Ceme
tery beside her husband.
MAYBE "JIM" CAfJ TELL
Until He Does Ruth Everett Parent
age Mystery Stays Unsolved
"if "Jim Wilson's" last letter to the
lawjer of Ruth Everett could be plainly
deciphered, it might convey important
information concerning the parentage
of Miss- Everett, the twenty-three-jenr-old
girl who just n few weeks
ago discovered that she was not a
real daughter in the household in which
ilie had been living faince she was tlfrce
Just what the letter tells in the in
tricate circumstances that seem to be
narrated would he hard to say, for the
writing is in pencil, far from legible
and will, without doubt, need the per
sonal testimony of "Jim Wilson" be
fore it cair be accurately interpreted.
Miss Everett's lawjer is anticipating a
call from "Jim Wilson," which will
clear up some af the mystery.
In the meantime there appears, fiom
what can be read in the letter, that
there are several lines that may be fol
lowed to lead to the discovery of the
mother and father of the baby who in
1800 wns deserted at Seventh and York
streets nnd taken to the Philadelphia
Hospital. Tho letter does not give the
name of the mother or her residence. I
although it is thought that she is living I
in his possession a picture which might
'CLEAN UP" HITS MAYOR
But It's Only tho Woodwork In
Office That's Affected
If Director Corteljou intended to put
nnj finger-print experts at work in
thcMajor'n offices he will find himself
too late. Not d vestige of an imprint
will be left over from preceding admin -istiatious
A bquad of men who know how to use
dusters, furniture polish and varnish" is
going over all the furniture and wood- i
When this has been finished the big
carpet for the Mayor's reception loom i
,11 1.. .lr.l ...! ll. ,. l-.!..!. I
will uv iciuiu uiiu me uuw uuiuuuirii-
tion will start in with an eye out for
any one who drops ashes on the carpet.
TWO1 HELD IN WIRE THEFT
Camden Negroes Caught With Goods
in Their Possession
John Tayue, sixteen years old, nnd
Herbeit llucns, twentv-four, were held
for court by" Recorder Stackhousc, Cam
den, today when they admitted the theft
of several hundred feet of copper wire
from the Hell and Keystone warehouses,
Third und Cherry streets.
Tryne, who lives in Branch street,
Camden, and Burns, who gave his ad
dress us Spring btreet, were caught at
Third and Spruce streets this morning
with the wire in their possession. Both
From Less Coal
Equip Your Plant Willi
S.K.F. Ball Bearing
Then there will be less
friction between your
coal pile and your ma
chines. Friction is lost power'
, lost dollars.
With S. K. P. Self Align
ng ball bearings you get
the same power with less
fuel and less lubrication.
A$k for Catalogue
EVENING PUBLIC' LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY,
MANY CASH CONTRIBUTIONS
SENT TO KERN AN S FAMILY
Men and Woman Motorists Remember 'Whistling Cop" at
Lehigh Avenue Who Was Always Liberal With Sunny Smiles
Few public officials ever won more
friendly nnd loving nicknames than
Matthew Kernan, the traffic policeman
who used to whistle traffic along its way
at Lehigh avenue nnd Broad street. In
the letters of sympathy inclosing checks
or cash for'tho family of Kernan, who
died last week, he is variously cnllcd
"Ever Jolly Kernan." the "Whistling
Cop." "Smiling Mntt" or the "Cheer
Prom men nnd women who drove their
cars past Neman's comer lust to sco
his happy smile, to tho delivery boys
and chauffeurs, who grinned nt
"Matt's" jokes, every one has n kind
word for the bereaved famllv.
"I met Mntt at the last Polico Car
nhal," wrote Pierce Cullan. of 202."
Alter street. "I was one of the two
bulges of the boxing bouts. The
'Whistling Cop' waR ulwnys n good
natured fellow, and I'm glad to help
his family." He Inclosed $1.
"The fund is for a good cause." wrote
Nathan II. Smith, who inclosed a check
for $.". "I hope every motorist will
send his contribution in appreciation of
the many smiles Matt was so generous
Theodore F. Sicfert. of 1420 Walnut
street, sent $10 for the widow of ""our
friend. 'Ever .Tollv Kernan ' "
C. J. Matthews, .of C. J. Matthews
& Co.. 417 Arch street, sent n check
for ?2.", with this comment: I am
very glad to do my part toward raising
this fund in remembrance of the many
courtesies received from Mr. Kernan.'
Reports f""n police lieutenant- how
there have been eieht deaths of nolice
men since January 1. Seven of these
have been this month. Thcv arc: Wil
liam Laie, hostler in the Fourteenth dis
TRIANGLE CLUB TO SHOW
Philadelphia Boy Will Take Part In
John K. Strubing, a Philadelphia boy,
will take part in the Princeton Uni
versity Triangle Club production, "The
Isle of Surprise," which will be given
in the ballroom of the Bellevuc-Strat-ford
on February 21.
The play, which is described as a
melo-farce set to music, is n-thoroughly
undergraduate production of the highest
type. The Triangle Club has been noted
for the excellence of its annual "shows"
and this year the offering U: said to b.e up
to and above the standards of these
Princeton productions of the past.
The scene of the piece is laid in India
and in this Oriental atmosphere is un
folded an unusually interesting plot.
The music is baid to be bemiclassical
meaning free from "jazz" yet quite
haunting in its syncopation and melody.
Dancing and singing will bo other feat
ures of the uivcrsity "musical melo
farce." TO CARRY BIG FLOUR CARGO
Steamship Jadden Will Take 8100
Tons of Product
One of the largest cargoes of flour
from this port will leave here tomorrow
for Hango and Albo, Finland, on the
steamship Jndden, operated by the
Charles T. Megcc Co.
The 8toaim.li in is loaded with 8100
tons of flour, the nmount remaining
nftcr C07 tons had been unloaded here
to make room for oil fuel. The Jadden
I was loaded at Seattle, Washington, nnd
stopped here for fuel. ,
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UCV CLIN nCruniCU DC I I en
Councilman Not to Attend Sessions
for Some Time, However
I There was a slight improvement today
in the condition of Councilman James
i A. Devclin, of the West Philadelphia
ilkrrirt. who has beeu ill at his home,
(iO.TJ Ovcrbrook avenue, during the lust
Although on the way to recoverv, it j
is believed that he vill not be able to
attend a meeting of City Council for '
some time. ,
1121 Chestnut Street
Is Embellished by the use of good Ink
Dreka's Black Ink
Has stood the test for over 40 years
r-------P)' -m. UN ''nil JJL
The Noiseless Typewriter is refresh
ing. It does not rattle it does not
' bang it does not disturb!
'It is as fine a nerve tonic as your
hand could wish for. It reduces noise
to the irreducible minimum t it nuts
Lut of Uteri
The Noiseless Typewriter Company, 835 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
'Phono Walnut 3601
trict 0042 Magnolia avenue; Patrol
man Frederick Winters, of tho Fourth
district. 420 Yne street: Detective
Richard J. Doyle, formerly at City
Hall. 1542 North Eleventh. street; Pa
trolman Charles Vandvkc. of Hm
TiMfth district 174U North Seventh
street J Patrolman Matthew A. Kernan,
of the Thlrtv-first district 2G05 Ilnr
old street: Patrolman Michael J. Colo
man, of the Forty-second distri Mis.
Wynluslng nvenue ; Patrolman Thomas
r. Wii- of the Twenty-fourth district,
2l0t East Cambria street, and Patrol
man John A. Rudolph, of the First
district, lft.15 Balnbrtdgo strcct.
HnWrtntlnns amounting to S10( have
reached the Byehino Public LeOEU
office for the Kernan family, anoso
contributing the last $47 were:
n. j. Mun-w '-J-S2
Nathan K. Smith "J0.
Dr. (lf.rrk.1 m. Christina. -!""
Kate 8 Curtis
I. H. Bandler...
Th"odoro P Sol fort
Xfrrnhnro nf thn TCpVstonO AutomO
bile Club raised 202 for the Kernan
fund at a dinner in the uotei jvueiiiuw
inuf T.id,f nf u-iifaii n mimh(rshin drive
w as launched. Contributions were made
following nn appeal by Uorton weens,
picsident of the club, for the dead po-
Letters have been sent to nil the 4uO0
members of the club informing them
that the organization is back of the
inovo to aid the patrolman's family
"Mr. Kernan did his duty cheerfully
and efficiently," said Mr. W'eeks. "Jle
was a good friend to everybody." Of
the amount raised, $C0 was contributed
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FIND FIRE DAYS OLD
Germantown Blaze Finally Discov
ered Loss is $100
Fire, caused by a defective flue, start
ed last night on the second floor of the
home of M. P. Heraty, of 6123 Wayne
avenue, Germantown. It is believed
that the fire had smouldered for several
days before smoke, filling the house, at
tracted attention to it.
Firemen extinguished the blaze after
damage of about $100 was done.
Dance Given by Whitman Employes
Stephen S. Whitman & Sons, Inc.,
office employes nnd heads of factory de
partments and their assistants, took
part in a buffet dinner-dance last night
in the recreation room of the plant.
Eighth and Race streets. A mlnstrei
show, presented by employes, followed.
Grip Cases Take Big Drop
According to a report of the depart
ment of health, there have been 140
new cases of grip and forty new cases
of pneumonia listed for the last twenty
four hours up to 10 o'clock this morn
ing. This represents a material falling
off in, the daily rate of cases for the
last few weeks.
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SOW SEED NOW
in bold-da or In bona
Ejrgfj Plant, Paraley,
Pepper, Tomato, etc.
mrf lllultrattd Catalog
your old friendBedlam out of business.
It makes any office a better office
to work in. Have you seen it?
SEEK MISSING SON
Fear Ninetoen-Year-Old Sellers-
villo Lad May Have Been
LAST SEEN WITH STRANGERS
The mysterious disappearance of Ray
mond Douglass, n nincteen-yenr-old boy
of Sellersvillc, Pa., has led tho police
to believe that he has been abducted.
Douglass is the son of Jacob Doug
lass, a wealthy farmer of Sellersvillc.
According to tho police, the boy is
feebleminded nnd easily led. Tho po
lice suspect that tho boy was lured from
homo and that his nbdftctor counts on.
(receiving a good ransom for his return.
His disappearance wns reported to the
detective bureau today by relatives. The
boy was last seen in a sleigh with a
strange man by n toll gate keeper on this
Bethlehem pike. Tho man wns driv
ing in the direction of Philadelphia.
Douglass asked tho tollgato keeper
for a drink of water, ami appeared to
be going willingly with the man in the
The m'sslng boy is six feet tall and
of slin build. He is of light com
plexion. When Inst seen he wore dnrk
clothing and felt boots. Detective Jo
soph Douglass, of City Hall, who hap
pens to be a cousin of the boy, is work
'ng on the case with Detective Charles
Schw nr. '
Howard and Lewis Douglass, brothers
of tho missing DouglaBS, who conduct
nn ice house nt Twentieth and Berks
streets, are also aiding in the scorch.
FRANCIS C. PHILLIPS DEAD
Prominent Chemist, Former Phila-
delphlan, Expires In Pittsburgh
, Prof, rrnncis Clifford Phillips, n na
tive of Philadelphia and widely known
chemist, dicd-jestrrday nt bis home, 144
Ridge avenue. Ben Avon, a suburb of
Pittsburgh. He was in his seventieth
Dr. Phillips, who had been for years
a professor of chemistry at the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh, wns born in this
city April 2, ia"0, a &on of William
Mmith and Frcdenca (Ingcrsoll)
Fhillips. IIo attended the University
of Penusjlvania, where he received the
M. A degree in 1878, the Ph.D. in
He began his professorship nt the
University of Pittsburgh in 1873. His
wife, Mrs. Sarah O. Phillips, was ui
resident of the North Side of Pitts-
Doctor Phillips was a member of the
American Philosophical Society, the i
American Chemical Society nnd the
American Institute of Mining Engi
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That's why its prices are a third below all others in this
February Furniture Sale
You, Mr. and Mrs. Buyer, must be just as honest with yourselves as you
expect the merchant to be with you. This is impossible unless you' make an
honest comparison of goods and prices in all the leading sales. And by all means
beware the store which seeks to hide its high prices behind he false impression
that it has the ONLY sale.
To deliberately and cunningly plant such a misleading idea in the public
mind is just as dishonest as to charge a customer for a Bedroom Suite three
times what it is worth. Don't be so foolish as to buy blindly from any one store.
You will get the best and the MOST for your money if you examine, compare and
The four corners of the Linde business are built squarely
upon Highest Quality, Lowest Prices, Enormous Volume
and Location Saving. From all of these angles the
customer's interest stands out first and foremost.
The heart of this sale is the sweeping Linde guarantee which backs
the limit the following facts:
That we have the best Furniture for less money, than any other sale
That reductions are genuine in every particular.
That every piece is reduced 10 to 50 per cent, from present values.
That satisfaction and durability are built into every piece.
That good Furniture will not be sold for less in 1920.
Thai your dollar will go farther in this Linde Sale than in any other store of
like quality in the United States.
That Linde quality is always the pinnacle of dependability and appearance.
That Linde assortments surpass anything in Philadelphia for variety and
. With these straightforward
full possession of his senses and
saving opportunity oncrcu oy inis i-.inae date."
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings Until 10 o'clock
FEBRUARY 17, 1920
WE have prepared a
booklet which ex
plains briefly the Laws of
Pennsylvania relating to
the investment of Trust
Funds, and which wc will
mail on request.
415 Chestnut Street
Broad and Chestnut Streets
MAY BUY CHESTER PIKE
Keystone Automobile Club Members
Told of State Plan
Keystone Automobile Club members
were enthused nt their meeting last
night when J. Uorton Weeks, ot
Chester, the president, announced that
Stato Commissioner of Highways Sadler
was negotiating for the purchase of the
Should it not be possible to buy the
pike, he said, arrangements will prob
ably be made for improving Parker nve
nue between Collingdnle and Chester,
paralleling the pike.
Members contributed $202 toward the
relief of the family of Mattnew Kernan,
the "Whistling Cop." A drive to ob
tain 7500 members was launched nt the
77ie Supremacy of
thisJfouso for Quaii' '
s recognized throughout
facts staring you right in the face, how can any buyer
powers of reasoning fail to take advantage of the wonder
Don't Go South
Here's a wonderful, all
stone, new Ovcrbrook home
open on three sides Uvinp;
room, dlitlnf room and bed
room all facing the South
that's flooded with sun
shine built on solid rod;
on lot 80x200 central plant
heat, macadam driveway
and garage for 2 cars a
better-built home in a finer
location than you could put
up today for $30.000 -yet
priced at $27,500 for a quick
Photos at My City Office.
John H. McGlatchy
Builder and Owner
818 Land Title Bldg.
POSTOFFICE NEEDS BUILDING
John A. Thornton, postmaster of
Philadelphia, went to Washington today
in nn effort to obtain another-building
in this city for tempornry use in re
lieving congestion nt the central office
pending tho erection of a new federal
and Ridge Aves.
Get in on this
JJ We're sacrificing
them at cuts of from
$10 to $20 because we
want to make room for
incoming Spring goods.
f Make no mistake
about it these are
the finest merchandise
made in men's clothes.
Cf Get this also we
are paying more right
now for similar grades
for next Fall and Win
ter. $ But, that's next sea
son's storv! Here's
this season's finest
$95 & $100 Overcoats, $80
$85 & $90 Overcoats, $75
$80 & $85 Overcoats, $70
$70 & $75 Overcoats, $60
$65 & $70 Overcoats, $55
$50 to $65 Overcoats
NOW.. $40,-$48, $50
$70 & $75 Suits, $60 & $65
$65 Suits, $55
$60 Suits, $50
$50 & $55 Suits,
NOW $40 to $45
$6.50 Trousers, $4,59
$4 to $7 Trousers, $3 to $5
$8 & $9 Trousers
Heversiblo Cloth and
Leather Coats Reduced!
Perry & Co.
"N. B. T."
16th & Chestnut Sts.
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