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!?'H DiE3I3i 0 EVMING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA. TUESDAY," SEPTEMBEB22LJ:911 it B J t it 'V "PRIMARY SPECIAL" CARRIES WILSON TO VOTE IN PRINCETON President Spent But a Bare Hour at His Former Home. Start Back Is Made Early This Afternoon. President Wilson passed through Phil adelphia nt 11:15 this morning on hlfl way to Princeton to vote In the New Jersey primaries today. Ills private car, attached to the S o'clock express from Washington, this n sort of "primaries special," Senator William Hughes, of Faterson; Secretary Tumulty and four other New Jersey residents attached to tho White House were In the car. Most of them left at Trenton on their way to their homes to vote. Tho trip will bo a brief one for the President. His enr was dropped off at Princeton Junction and reached Prince ton at 12:16. The schedulo gavo him hardly more than an hour to coat his ballot and see his friends. Tho start back to Washington will be made at 1:55. The. President -would not evon take time to have luncheon In Princeton. It wilt bo served In his car on the return trip. The Journey from "Washington was a busy one for tho President. Tomorrow he will meet a delegation of Colorado coal operators and strikers to discuss the labor situation there. He was work in all morning with Secretary Tumulty on papers rotating to tho case. Through Secretary Tumulty, the Presi dent pleaded business when askod to dis cuss the New Jersey situation and the new phases of the campaign In Pennsyl vania. It was said that the President1! party was optimistic as to tho chances of tho Administration's candidates In the New Jorsoy primary fight today. Talk In tho "Primaries Special" dwelt on the report that the President was pleased with the proposed cut In the riv ers and harbors bill. It was sold ho lewed Its return to the committee as gratifying. In view of the decllno In reve nue In this country arising from the Eu ropean situation. It was reported that tho President would vote for Representative Allen B. Walsh for the Democratic nomination for Rep resentative Walsh was expected to meet the President's special at Princeton Junc tion to talk over the local candidates' qualifications with the President. Senator William Hughes was said to be optimistic of a victory for Congressman Eugene H. KInkead In his fight for tho nomination for Sheriff of Hudson Countv against John H. Crosby, supported by the Wlttpenn forces, who are regarded ns unfriendly to tho Administration. Sec retary Tumulty will go to Jersey Cltv from Princeton to cast his vote for KInkead. Prof. Stockton Axon, the President's brother-in-law, was with the party going home to vote today. He will vote in Princeton with the President. Warren Johnson, secretary to Secietary Tumulty, dropped off at Trenton to cast his ballot, and Charles Dwemton. the President's stenographer, got oft with him to vote for the first time. He Is the youngest stenographer ever employed at the White House. President Wilson will reach Washington at 6.10 tonight. PROGRESSIVES MEET FOR NOMINATIONS TO DELAWARE'S TICKET State-wide Prohibition and Modified Single Tax Sys tem Advocated as Planks in Platform. PRESIDENT CASTS HIS VOTE His Arrival at Princeton TTnranrked by Demonstration PRINCETON". N J.. Sept. .Presi dent Wilson cast hi ballot In the New Jersey primaries at Princeton today without creating any of the usual ex citement accompanying a return of the President to his former home Accompanied b two Secret Service men and his brother-in-law. Professor Stockton Axson, until recently a mem ber of the Prlneoton faculty the Presi dent walked dlrectlv to the polls in thfi Mercer Engine House, No. .1, on Cham bers street and voted for Allan Walsh for ronominatlon to Congress. Accompanied by Professor Axson and the Secret Seiic men he walked leisurely about town past his two old homes, the one on Library place, where he lived when he was a professor, and then past the Cleveland lane house. whet lie icslded when Cofrnnr He left for Washington at 1 S3 p. m. PRIMARY IN MASSACHUSETTS Hot Contests in Choice of Congres sional and Legislative Candidates. BOSTON. Sept 22. With no opposition to the gubernatorial candidates, rivalry was keen at the State primary election today over the selection of othr candi dates on the State tickets and Congres sional representatives. Tho Dernociats mil renominate Goer nor Walsh, the Progiesshws will indorse Joseph Walker aid the Itepuullrans will nominate ox-Congressman Samuel V. Me Call. Beside tho State tnkeis, j t'on grcsslonal repiesentatives, 40 Slats Sen atois and .SO State Representatives will be chosen HEAVY VOTE IN MERCER Twelve Candidates for Sheriff, of Whom Ten Are Republicans. TRENTON. Sept ?.' t3 voto 111 to. dav's primaries is txrar ?ause of tho jrre,n intei est In ttf& "various contests, particular!) that for .Sheriff, in whii'h there arc ten i.nididatt on the Republi can side and two on the Democratic. The e.nl inllcatlons point to the nomi nation of Page or Fleming by the lie. publicans Floming i thf organization candidate, but is not us popular as Pago or as some of the other Republic an andi dates Herc S Moore, a Republican Assemblyman, was polling a good vote rarly. but It is scaicelv expected that he tan win the nomination. on the Democratic side of the Sheiiff's fight J Q Coleman, a prominent Under, taker, Is getting a large vote against ParKei. who has the aupport of many of the Democratic leaders. It Is believed that Coleman will be nominated. Represmtative Allan B Walsh, who if running fur renomtnalion ami re-tle, ticin to Congress on the Democratic ticket, will have an edB time defeating i J Blake, his rtemocratic opponent for th nomina tion, -icconllng to the earlv voting. Walsh is running on a pureH Wilson platfoim. On the R publican side there are four candidate U'ltchlnrfon and Blaekman, of Trenton and Pope and Anderson, of Somerset County fiutctiintoii, who U a former Male Senator and a former State Road (VmmtsMoner. seemed to bu getting the early vote Blaekman Is giving him h. close race. There is no primary contest for Suno gate and there is little Interest displayed In the Assembly contests In this count. KEEPS LEG AND DIES MJDDI.KTOWN, N Y. Sept. 2f.-Ro-main? Beusele of Montague township, N J , Is dead, because he refused to let doctors a-nputate one of his leg Ben seley s leg 3x hart by a log that rolled on It When. lu'orraed by surgeons that am putation would ba necessary In order to save h' life, he refused to consider the a4ee ani 0'iU short Uaie after, DOVER, Del., Sept. 22.4-Elghty-flve dele gates answered to tho rollcalt In the State Progressiva Convention, which met hero today. The delegates will nominate candi dates for Congress, State Treasurer and Slate Auditor. Dr. George Edward Reed, of Wilmington, former president of Dick inson College, hns the support of New Castle County delegates for the Congres sional nomination. , Progressives said there would bo no , content, and each nomination would bo i made by acclamation. A State-wldo prohibition and a modified single tax system nro advocated n planks In the platform. Tho latter plank was dratted by Francis I. duPont of the duPont family of powdor-makers, of Wilmington. Tho Progressives nlso favor a suffrngo plank, which has been drafted and may bo Incorporated Into the platform. Suffragists failed to pcrsundo Republicans and Democrats to BUpport equal franchlso In the party platforms. TIUs Is also thn first ttmo that any party has come out openly for State wide prohibition, and shows that the Progressives nro seeking the temperance voteB, with both the Democrats and Re publicans nominating "wet" Legislative candidates. Gcorgo B. Hnson, of Mllford, Pro gressive candidate for Governor two yeirs ago, was elected chairman of tho convention and told the delegates that "any man nominated today will get n good licking In November." A significant feature of the convention was the number of former lieutenants of J. Edward Addlrks, who now are within the Progressive fold. Former Senator J. Frank Alice, who led tho Kent County Progressiva fight two years ago, was In Dover, but did not attend the comentlon or caucuses. r i WOMEN FIGHT PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD Fence erected and end of building torn down by railroad employes. O ISAAC H. CLOTHIER STRONGLY INDORSES BRUMBAUGH His Name With Those of Other Inde pendents Added to list. The Brumbaugh's Citizen Committee Is dally reporting strong additions to thoir number Notable among those who ses terday Joined the committee was Issac II. Clothier. Hp exprejed himself as op posed to the te-electlon of Senator Pen rose, preferring Palmer In tho senatorial contest. Other now members of the com mittee are Bayard Henry, of German town: Theodore C. Search, president of the Pennsylvania Museum and School foi Industrial Ait; Andrew P Moloney, presi dent of the Hygela Ice and Cold Storage Compnn; Dr. Eugene S. Hay, of Wj onl ine. Pa.: George H. L,yslc. Maor of Mc Keesport. Pa.: Joseph B. McCall, presi dent of the Philadelphia Electric Com pany; Dr. Paul Volgt, of Bl"3 Went Olney av-nue, and J A. Ross, of 2317 North Broad street. Tho committee oslerdav issued a state ment which strongly set forth their con fidence In Doctor Brumbaugh to give an unspotted administration of the Highway Bureau, to use all his power for the passage of a local option bill and laws tn fho hptterment of workers, and to bring about more equitable taxation. DR. BRUMBAUGH AT RENOVO Parade Escorts Him to Y. M. C. A. Building .for Address. AIVTOONV. Pa., Sept. 12 Pi Martin G. Brumbaugh Republican candidate for Governor, was given a cordial welcome at Renovo this morning. He arrived early and was mt at the .station by a reception committee of loading citizens, who es corted him about th city. He visited tho public schools and made n brief speech to the students. Following his usual cus tom, he did not mention politics, but spoke, along educational lines. From 11 to II a public reception was held In the parlors of the Hotel Clinton, where he s-hook hinds with several hundred people. At noon a parade was formed at the hotel. Led by tlie Pennsylvania Railroad hand, Uie gubernatoilal candidate was escorted to the V. M. C. A. Building, where ne fcpnUe to a large crowd. He dis cussed good ro.tds rfnd other State Issues. At l.a ho left for ..ock Haven, where he is to speak tonight. WARM FIGHT FOR SHERIFF Four-Cot ncred Contest Among Cam den Republicans Today. A four-cornered fight for the Republi can nomination for Sheriff is arousing tho pilnclcal Interest in the primary election in Camden today. Joshua C. Haines, a former Councilman, who has the hacking of the Republican organiza tion, and H. P. Stove'., formerly prose cutor, are making the strongest fight Other candidates are Henry H. Marter and AVillard T Gtbbs. John T. Kate-i and Garfield Pancoast aro Assemblymen seeking reiiomlnatlor. They will probably secupro two of the places on the ticket and will have ns their running main either John H. Fort or Charles A. Wolvorton. Dean Pressey Is aIo seeking an Assemblyman nomina tion There are 15 candidates for tho five Exclsn Commissioners, among whom nro the present members of the board. C. J Alf and Howard I,ee will probably ba elected, with thn other three uncertain. On the Democratic ticket there i little contest for any of tho places except for those on the County Excise Committee. With th support of the. Andrew Jack son Club there Is a strong movement to oust Joseph E Nowrej from control, by a refusal to support his candidates. On th Bull Moose ticket thero Is no opposition of any sort, as Is tho case with the Socialists. The latter are nominat ing for all olhces except Congressman. The vote this morning was light, but Inasmuch as the polls aro open until 3 o'clock. It Is expected to jump at the close of the working hours. GIRL HORSEWHIPS MASHER Stoned Poodle When She Refused to Flirt, Spectators Hear. BOSTON, Sept M Because I.eo Smoke, custodian of the City Hall at Lynn, threw stones at her French poodle Cutey, Miss Nellie uvid. 22. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C Ovid, horsewhipped Smoke to day before a large and delighted assem blage on the lawn In front of the build ing. The blows left welts on Smoke's face. "That man has been trying to flirt with me two or tiuee weeks, ' she told the police ' l refused to have anything to do with him and he threw stones at Cutey to get even with me l utey is trained to do many tricks and has won several prizes. Miss Orld say Vincent Astor has ottered her J2000 for tho dog. fM.MWMNn-IMHHWM-nNWiWMMMMMHHnMMHMMMM,MHWWMMMnBinHHMIMMM WOMEN STAND FAST IN POST HOLES IN BATTLE OF CAMDEN Attack by Workmen on En trenched Position of B. Pellicoff Resisted by Aroused Garrison. Mrs. Fannie Bell, who established herself in a post-hole to hinder the railroad men in their work, and Miss Ethel Pellicoff, who assisted her sister in the defense of their father's property. DUKE MUNYON SETTLES $30 WEEKLY ON WIFE HE LEFT Son of Medicine Manufacturer Brought Back From New York. fluke Mnnon, son of James ,T. Mun yon, patent medicine mamifactuier. bet tied a weekly allow anco of $30 on his wife, Alice, (illlmun Mtinyon, nnd their child In the non-support proceeding for which ho wan brought hack hero from New Vork. Trial was before Judge Brown, in tno Domestic Relations Cnutt. After n mairied life of more than twelve ais, Munyou left his wife on June SI, 12, and for several months she was unn'ilo to obtain the slightest Inkling of his whereabouts. Through a letter from ; woman living on thn Minw prem ises Munvon was traced to an apartment Iiousp In New Vork. A detective armed with requisition papois from fiovemor Tener brought Munyon back to this city, for a short tlnio Munjon was kept In Jail, awaiting entry of bail After hln arrest negotiations were startei to adjust financial matleis with Mrs. Munvon When the oae was called today counsel on both sides informed .ludgi Brown that the wife had agreed to oc-ept J30 a week from her hiihband for the si.nnort r.f heiself and child. This arrangement was sanctioned by the court. BOY PLUNGES TO DEATH IN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT Skull Fractured in Fall Through Aperture Hidden From View. rolling through an open elevator shaft in the Tryon Building, 13 North Sixth street, whero he had been employed, Al beit Covvey, IS yc.irs old, of 2JW South Sixth strett, was fatally Injured today and died shortly after being taken to the Pnit.lvanla Hospital sufferlnK from a frartuie of th skull. According to s-evcral witnesses to the accident, Covvey, who was carrying sev eral extra largo packages before his face, could not seo that tho elevator had been sucnt up to tho iloor above Just before he stepped into tho open space. With a scream Covvey fell headfirst Into the pit Wnen his limp form was lifted from the bottom of t it- thaft he was still living, and n tempi run was made to the hos pital in the hope of saving his life. At tho hospital tho physicians saw at a glance that their services were practically of no us.e, but made preparations for an Immediate operation. Before tho physic ians had time to operate the patient died The young bin was the son of Oscar C. A Covvey. nfcblstant cashier of the Public I.gdokr Company PLAN TO PASS NEW COURT HOUSE BILL OVER VETO TODAY Select Council Must Act at Once or Mayor's Objec tions to Bosses' Program Will Become Effective. ROSH HASHANA ENDS TODAY Preparations Begin for Yom Kippus, Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashana. the holiday marking the beginning of the Jewish New Year, will come to u close at sunset toda Final services will be celebrated In all synagogues and pieparatlons will be be gun for yom Klppur, the Da of Atone ment, which will be marked h week henc In contrast to the oous festivities of Rosh Hashana Yom Kippur will be a day of prajer and testing, the only one of the fall cycle of Jewish ho'tdajs which Is given over to constant prayer and. contemplation. Councils are meeting In special ses sions today for the purpose of passing the Jtl.3W.000 loan bill for municipal Im provements Introduced in the Common branch last Thursday. Opposition to tho JtUO.CKiO Item included In the loan for housing the Juvenile and Domestic Relations dlvlsons of the Mu nicipal Court are expected to develop as a result of Mayor Blankenburg's vigorous denunciation of the Municipal Court's expansion plans. The Mayor has declared them to be extravagant and absurd. Select Council will decide today whether the action of Common Council In over riding the veto of Mayor Blankenburg last Thursday, on the ordinance to con demn land at 21st and Raco streets for the aiunlclpal Court, Is to be sustained. Re publican Organization sponsors of the new court's expansion plans have slated the ordinance for passage In the Select branch today. Mayor Blankenburg has sent a personal letter to every member of Select Council, outlining his objectloni to the plan made public recently by Judge Brown, of the Municipal Court, for olaborate structures en the site at 21st and Race streets. CONVENTION UAlXi SITE. It became known yestorday that Di rector Cooke, of the Department of Ppbllc Works, has been for some time negotiat ing for the purchuse of the property at 21st und Itaco streets, chosen by the Municipal Comt for its permanent loca tion, bb a site for the proposed convention During the Reybuin administration iU Rm mn was annroDriated for a convention I hall, which business organizations have I ... - l II.. InnntaA rPl,nf Urged to D9 ceilliany ,...,. ..-. amount is available for the project Mayor Blankenburg, In his letter to the Select Councilmen opposing the proj ect of acquiring the site at 21st and Race streets for the Municipal Court, asserts that the plan is vague and Indefinite. He points out that It is not definitely btatcd whether ths land to be taken Is bounded on thapnorth by Vine street or Winter streesT He also Indicates that the project outlined by Judge Brown Includes acquisi tion of virtually an entire city block In ktead of tho corner of the block at 21st and Race streets The Mayor advocates acquisition of land adjoining the House of Detention at much less coat He asserts that If the land is condemned for the Municipal Court the responsibility for blocking the convention hall project will rest upon Councils, as It had been planned to locate the convention ball on the site now chosen by the Municipal Court. ' All of the war nows does not come fiom Europe, some of It comes from Camden, whero the clan of Pellicoff la staunchly teslstlng the overwhelming forces of the Pcnnsjlvanla Railroad in a war over property rights. Latest ad vices from the ft out show that the railroad achieved n slight advantage last night when they stormed the rolll coff's intrenched position In a series of poslholes, captured It and erected a strong foitlflcatlon of posts In the enemy's territory. They did not follow up their advantage, however, and It Is said that although both sides ate guard ing against offensive movements, media tion by the courts will finally bo re sorted to to settle the battle. The Pellicoff forces are under the com mand of B. Pellicoff. He Is nbly as sisted by B. Pellicoff. Jr.: Mrs. Fannv I Bell and Miss Ethel Pellicoff, daughters or u. reincofl, while effective scout duly la being done by the commander's son-in-law and nephew. The rank and file of tho Pellicoff forces Is composed of em ployes of the Pellicoff coal yard, nt Twelfth street and Atlantic avenue, which was attacked by a host of Penn sylvania Railroad workmen, who atole a maich on their opponent at 4 o'clock jestcrday morning, attacked the Pelli coff office and toro away some two or three feet from the end of the building, which, they Bald, encroached on the rall load property. The concrete blocks were replaced with a wooden partition by the attacking party. BOMBARDMENT AWAKENS SLEEPER. The first warning of the enemy's ad vance received by the clan of Pellicoff was when Mrs. Fanny Bell, who lives next to the coal yard, was awkaemd by the sound of the walla of the fortress falling under tho violent bombardment of the tallroad's sledges. Bhe quickly notified her husband of the attack and thon telephoned to B. Pellicoff, whose headquarters are at H3! Princess avenue, Tho latter effected a rapid mobilization of his forces, but arrived on the scene too late to save the main fortress, the ofllce. He then deployed his forces on what he alleges to be the frontier of his territory, and prepared to resist the enemy's invasion, WOMEN HOLD THE FORT Mrs. Fanny Bell was assigned to occupy one post-hole which had been dug by tho enemy preparatory to the erection of a largo fence, while her sister. Miss Ethel (Pellicoff, was placed in another. From these strongly .Intrenched positions tho women successfully resisted the attack of the Invaders all day long, Their line of supply was kept open by privates of the Pellicoff forces, who brought meals to thorn at noon and again at i,lgnt. Finally, however, the attack becamo too heavy, and, after an all-day vigil, In which B. Pellicoff nnd the other mem bers of his staff allege they received rough handling, the railroad's forces dis lodged them from theJr position and erected the posts and a portion of a ten foot fence. The Pelllcolts, however, were not dis heartened by this temporary setback. They rallied and put up such stiff oppo sition to the enemy's advance that they finally abandoned the attack, and It is rumored that they will gratefully accept any offers of mediation made by the courts. BRAVERY OF DEFENDERS Many little storits of bravery at the front are told. For instance, how Mrs. Bell held her hand over a particular Bpot on a board which had been put in place on tho new fence, and defied the enemy to drive the nail necessary to hold It In place, through her hand. When questioned about her part in the defense of the foi tress, she said: "Kvtry time they put up a board, I tore It down, and when they wanted to put a post In a hole, I Jumped Into It I kept than busy, all right, even though I did get terribly bruised." When asked about the opening of the hostilities she freely admitted that the enemy stole a march on the Pellicoff forces. "You see," she said, "we had put out a sign saying that the coal-yard would be closed on Monday and Tuesday, It being the Jewish New Ytar, you see, so they knew we wouldn't be around to protect our property. The men began tearing the end of the office down on Monday morning before It was light, but It didn't take us long to get out there and show them that they couldn't do that sort of thing with us." The trouble Is said to have started when the railroad notified the Pelllcoffs about a month ago that their building encroached on the railroad property, but as B. Pelli coff believes that he erected his building on the line established by surveyors of rapany, ne Old not take any steps ii aewu. READING OFFICIALS PLANNING TO RID TUNNEL OF GASES Working Now on Project to Blow Deadly Fumes Out to Prevent Repetition of Phoenixville Accident. Omclals of tho Philadelphia and Read ing Railway, when asked today what action woutd be taken by tho manage ment to prevtnt n recurrence of iho acci dent In the Black Rock tunnel, near Phoenixville, yestorday, In which three persons were killed, two being asphyxi ated by coat gaB In tho tunnel, would make no reply. It was learned from other sourccf, however, that experts of the company arc making an Investigation Into means which can be adopted so that accidents of this sort will be Impossible In the future. Other railroads throughout the country which have long tunnels on their right-of-way have placed largo blowers In them which keep them clear of nil gas, or nt least keep it down to a minimum, so that If a train becomes stalled In tho tunnel passengers will be In no danger of as phyxiation. The dead are Charles T. Shambough, of 1515 Courtlnnd street, Philadelphia, con ductor: James F. Hnrley, engineer, of Poltsvlllc, and an unidentified woman, about CO jcars of age, behoved to be Mrs. Mover, of Reading. Those who were overcome and who are in the Phoenix ville Hospital, where they are rccoveting, are E. Newton Moll, fireman: Oeorgo Bill man, East Hamburg, passenger: Burden LcBher, Mohrsvlllc, passenger. Mrs. Ed ward F. Lnwlcr, of Tower City, was also overcome. Slio was removed to a hotel In Reading, nnd has fully recovered. The accident was the result of train No. D7, the Wllllamspott express, strik ing and killing the aged, unidentified woman south of the Phoenixville sta tion. The engineer, Jnme3 F. Hnrley, before the train struck the woman, ap plied the brakes and tho train stopped In the tunnel, the rear end of tho train being at the south end. The train, after being assisted by a switch cnglno, proceeded a short distance Into the tunnel nnd again came to a stop, Engi neer Harley having been overcome, Fireman Mull wont to the engineer's assistance and was also ovetcome. Conductor Shnmboiigh lost his llf when he went from the rear end of tho train Into the tunnel to see what as sistance he could render. The train was finally pushed through the tunnel by the switch engine after temalnlng In the tunnel for about 20 minutes, dur ing which time the passengers were en dangered by tho gas fumes. POLICEMEN ASK COURT TO HAVE JOBS BACK First Convicted, Then Exonerated, Now Want Reinstatement. A conflict of authority between Direc tor of Public Safety George D. Porter and the Police Iloaid of Inquiry on one side and the Civil Service Commission ers was nlrcd In court today before Judges Sulzberger, Bnrratt nnd Dough erty In mandamus suits brought by Hugh Gallagher and Thomas T. Jones for their reinstatement ns policemen. Gallagher and Jones were found nullty of intoxication and dereliction of duty by tho Police Board at their first trial and ordered dismissed. At a subsequent trial before the same board they wero exonerated and their reinstatement was recommended. In spite of Director Por ter's acqulesenco the Civil Sorvlco Com missioners declined to reinstate the men after going over the testimony of both trials. The court reserved decision at the con clusion of the argument today. Assistant City Solicitor Gordon defended tho action of the Civil Service Commissioners. In tho midst of his argument that the recom mendations of the Police Board and of Director Porter are but advisory, and that tho Commossloners aro not required to follow them, Judgo Sulzberger Inter rupted with tho remark: "Then policemen accused of deielictlons have a right to a fair trial, but nil sub sequent appenls and rehearlngs and recommendations nro In the nature of ex tended luxuries." POOR HEALTH CAUSES WOMAN TO TAKE POISON Heard Her Children's lessons Before Her Bash Act. Rose Feldnman. 1829 South Tenth street, committed suicide Inst night by taking poison. Her husband, who Is employed at night at the Spreckle Sugar Refinery, returned from work at o'clock this morning and found his wife missing. He asked his two children, Joseph, 13 years old, and Katherlne, 11 years old,' where he could find their mother. They replied that she had taught them their school lessons and put them to bed Just as usual last night and they had not seen her since, Feldnman went out In the back yard and found his wife lying dead. Dr. R. C. Wilkinson. 1338 South Tenth Btreet, wua yaiicu, uuu iiruiiuunueu ucuiin Qua to poison. Mrs. Feldnman had not been in good health for some time past and had been meloncholy over her Illness, but had seemed In good Bplrlts last evening, NEW EPOCH HERE AS ARMY OF MEN BEGIH WORK ON SHIPWAYS Impetus Already Felt in In dustrial Fields Drydock at League Island Now Nearer Realization. . An army of men were put to work to day at the Philadelphia Navy Yard to ereot the uhlpwaya for which Secretary of the Navy Daniels nnd Director of to Department of Wharves, Docks and Fr. ries broke ground yesterday, It B M. pected the shlpwaya will be completed In several months, and then the keel of th new transport will bo laid Immediately, The start of the shtpwayB has given, in Impetus to Industrial fields, n means th employment of carpenters, machinists, shipwrights and a host of other skilled laborers, to say nothing of the uHi1tlll laborers benefiting by the dccln'in of th, Navy Department to build Fe'derat ships at the League Island yard, All wer Jubilant today, and thoso employed on th work struggled manfully under a glarlni Bun to prove that Secretary Daniels w not wrong when ho said the best skilled laborers of the country could be found In this city. Shipping men also expressed their unanimous npprovnl of the project and said that In addition to tho work given workmen of this city tho navy yarij has received a wonderful boom in thi transition from a repair to a shipbuild ing yard. This Is regarded ns an open. Ing wedge In the fight for tho 1700-foet drydock, since a shipyard without a, ! drydock Is greatly hnndlcappcd. After b. ship Is completed on tho ways and launched It In essential that Bho b placed In a drydock for a complete over hauling. Philadelphia has numerous advantage! over any other port on the Atlantis coast. That of being the only fresh water station Is expected to convince Congress that tho drydock should U located hero. , CHARLES G.DAWES SEES ERA I OF NATIONAL PROSPERITY Maintenance of Equilibrium in Pres ent Emergency Only Condition. CHICAGO, Sept. 22. Business men of the mlddlo west today expressed keen In terest In the foreenst of Charles 0. D.iwcs, president of the Central Trust Company, of Illinois, and Comptroller of the Currency under President McKlnler,' that the nation's greatest era of pros- peiity is nuout to dawn. Speaking at a banquet of the Illinois I Life Insurance Company last night, Dawes pointed to the great crops, tho new fed eral banking system, what ho called a "natural reaction from tho 1913 crisis," and tho accelerating force of tho Euro pean war, as factors bound to make for prosperity. "There is no reason to doubt that th United .States In at the beginning of a great era of prosperity." said Dawes, "provided and I wnnt to refer to thai which is perhaps the most Important thing for all of us to consider that thst quiet, anxious, bereaved and great man. President Wilson, can hold this natloa upon an even keel of right In this pres ent emergency, as he did in that great emergency ho confronted In Mexico." ' $50,000 FLAGLER BROOCH ' MYSTERIOUSLY RETURNED INSANE WOMAN CAUSES EXCITEMENT IN STREETS Threatens Uvea of Passersby Until Arrested by Two Policemen, Her mind suddenly giving away, Miss Jcsephlno Acuff, of 2314 Redner street, ran through the streets In her neighbor hood this morning threatening the llfo of every one she met, untll( arrested by Special Policeman Wiggins and Policeman Begg, of the 2Sth and Oxford streets sta tion She was arrested on a warrant swotn out by her brothet, Joseph Acuff, and htw wife, lllizabeth Acuff, of 2316 Redner street After a protracted struggle the officers took tlie woman to Maglstiate Morris' court at 2301 Ridge avenue, who had an examination of Miss Acuff made by Dr. Lronard Frescoln. of 8941 Aspen street The latter said the woman was Insane, bhe was held und;r 300 ball for a further healing, and In the meantime committed to the Pennsylvania Hospital for Insane, at 44th and Market streets. DANCER HURT IN A FALL Falls to the Stage and Is Taken to Hospital. Jessie Kemiison, a feature n)cei, per forming latt night with a partner ut the People's Theatre, lost htr balanct and fell heavilv to the ttage She was re moved to the wings, where an effort was made to restore her to consciousness. She was removed to the Kpiscopal Hos pital where physicians pronounced her Injury ooncusslou of the brain, but after the dancer had recovered consciousness this morning a further examination re vealed that this was pot so The Inlurea a-tresa was removed from the hospital t her boarding puce. Messenger Brings It Back After Vain Search by Owner. ASHEVILI.E. N. C, Sept. 22.-Ths $50,000 pearl brooch which Mrs. Henry M. Flagler wore when she entered the dining room of Grove Park Inn Satur day evening was missing when she left the room and diligent search by hotel employes at the tlmo nnd two detectives since then failed to locate it until lut night, when it was roturncd mysteri ously by a messenger of whom no ques tions were asked, In tho brooch Is a black pearl of largo size, surrounded by diamonds. 11 was given to Mrs. Flnglcr years ago by her husband, tho lato Standard Oil and East Coast magnate, C0MMSSSI0NERS APPOINTED Members of Philadelphia Presbyterj; Will Attend Meeting of Synod. The Presbytery of Philadelphia, at W meeting late yestorday afternoon, ap pointed the following commissioners t the meotlng of the Synod of Pennsyl vania to bo held In Brie, on October ffl: Clergymen 'ine itevs. wnnam i- " ton, fioorge P. Horst, H. Preston Mo llanrv ir Plnv EVriruson. Rdward F. Bowman. Henry E. Jones, Frank "Werner. J B. Raymond, Robert Hunter and David Kerr. Elders Alexander Henry. R.nlnmln flnnlpla phnrles A. Wiggins, Captain W. V. Wallace WiHUM Graham, Frederick Troxel, William A. Crozler, Marshall B. Colllngwood. I Hucklns and John Lamon. The meeting adjourned to recomens next Monday nfternoon for the purpois of taking action on dissolving the pas toral relations between the Rev I" Robert B. I Jarvls und Bethany Church. YOUNG GIRL AND LOVER DIE IN SUICIDE PACT Couple Dressed in Their Best Decldi to End it All. NORTH TONAWANDA. N V Sen -Mary Kmery, 14. and William tlaUM of Detroit. 29. carried out a Buiclde pa yesterday. The pact was disclosed letters left by both "The only way for us to be happy to die together and live In hcaien to gether." Oallica wrote The couple decided the other night t" die. Qallzca went to Tier home today, dressed In his best, and wab met or. the girl, attlied In her finest dress Oalizca drew his revoUer and, arier jhootlng tho girl, killed himself WEST CHESTER GIRL SAFE Secretary Bryan Tells Father Daugh ter Is Sailing for Home. WEST CHESTER, Sept 22 Se",ela.!in I of State Bran has telegraphed N ' .. ... , .(.,f. nun 1 Macbiree, ot mis place, um . that his daughter Miss Mar "?.. the sister of Burgess J P.wl Mcfcire. of this place, is safe and on her waj Liverpool, from wh'cli i;!:co she will su for home at the Hut opporiv. , Miss MacElrce was In Sftl'W"'" .. i.. i.. .,, ..... ,.r.i4 and POl" Ing had been heard from hr """', wes located at the rewst c( i "" ' U Bryan b v ivnsul li S -I r-l"'' I rahled that r' - ' J to i-ngiaud t' c " fa '' I ' r BRSJgB!