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CONFESSES KILLING
JODHG WOMAN CLERK
I- AND ROBBING STORE
Struck Down Victim With
Hatchet and Stole Contents
1 'of Cash Register Because
t He Was "Broke."
AKP.ON, O., Sept. 30.-Sul1cnly refus
ing (o add to tits signed confession that
lia brutally murdered pretty 23-year-old
"Vlnnle Becker, mission worker, Harry
Boomer, 26 years old, today prepared to
iclt Ids story to the Summit County
Grand Jury.
Boomer with utter calm, pollco say,
told how he entered tho little Barges
street tea store where Vlnnlo Becker
was tho clerk, how., ho proposed to -rob
tho store, sho recognize Mm and lut
struck her down, then finished Rio'Srtfr-
der with a heavy steel hatchet; how ho
mink tho weapon to the handle In tho
victim's skult and lied with $62, tho con
tents of the cash register.
"I was broke. I went to tho storo to
rob tt. Tho girl said, 'How aro you,
Harry?' She stooped ovor a barrel to
gt some oatmeal. I Btruck her. Sho
raid, 'Oh, Harry 1' Then I killed her."
This confession, police say. Is In tho
hands of County Trosccutor H. F,
Castle and will bo presentod to the
Summit County Grand Jury which Is
now In Reunion.
Boomer formerly worked In tho lea
store, and knew the routine of the
establishment. Ho waited until Krcd M.
Becker, the proprietor and brother of tho
dead girl, left the place, then entered
and carried out what police say Is one of
the most wanton murders In the history
of Ohio criminal annals.
He confessed how In primitive manner
ht fashioned a rude tomnhawk of wood
Wat he found In a lumber yard. This
weapon, the confession says, was aban
doned when the murderer found a heavy
steel hatchet hanging on the wall of tho
little back room where he attacked his
victim.
A modern cash register proved tho key
of solution to the murder mystery. Three
persons knew the combination to tho
olectrlc apparatus. These were Boomer,
Miss Becker and her brother, the pro
prietor. Suspicion natutally pointed to
Boomer. Ho was found at his home last
night, and after a brief Btrugglc, In
which ho attempted suicide with a newly
purchased revolver, ho surrendered and
confessed.
COLOR LINE AT CORNELL
Mother of Negro Girl Student Alleges
Discourtesy.
ITHACA, N. Y Sept. 30 An alleged
Attempt to draw tho color line ngalnst
her daughter, JIIss Adelaide Cook, a
Cornell first-year student, has caused
Mrs. Catherine Charles C. Cook, a well-to-do
colored woman of Washington, to
file a protest with President Schurman
and to appeal to the National Association
for tho Advancement of Colored People,
of which Henry Vlllard, of New York,
Is president.
Mrs. Cook says five white girl students
from tho South have created a situation
unpleasant for her daughter In Sagu Hall,
a dormitory. These girls, she says, de
mand that Miss Cook and another col
ored student bo barred from the dormi
tory, but such action the authorities re
fused to take. Mrs. Cook now fears
that an effort will be made to segregate
her daughter, and she proposes to light.
HALF DOZEN HURT IN FIRES
Prompt Bescue "Work by Bluecoats
Prevents Toll of Death.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30. Two tenement
houso (Ires early today caused Injury to
half a dozen Hast Sldo residents, and
but for prompt and heroic rescue work
by bluecoats might have taken a toll
of death.
A Tom Klppur candle In Joseph
fichragcr's room on tho tlfth door of 73
Sheriff street Ignited a curtain and .the
whole room was ublaze before any of
the residents awakened. Policeman Festa
and Murphy got the two Schrager girls
out, entering tho burning room for them.
"With their parents, they are at the Hud
son Street Hospital suffering from burns
and shock.
The other fire was In the four-story
tenement at 42G Kast 57th street. A
dozen frightened residents leaped from
windows, one, Victor Lawrence, being
Injured. Several were overcome by
smoke.
TWO FEET OF SNOW FALLS
Craft Wrecked, Houses Unroofed in
Newfoundland Storm.
CUItUNQ, N. T., Sept. 30.-Much dam
age on sea and land was caused by a gale
whlrh sprung up Saturday night and
raged for 30 hours along thu northern
coast of Newfoundland, according to re
ports received yesterday. Several schoon
ers were blown nshore, many smaller craft
were wrecked and houses were unroofed
and blown down.
Tho wind shifted from the southeast
to north, bringing with It a sudden drop
of temperature to the freezing point.
More than two feet of snow lius fallen
on the mountains.
"UNIFORMS FOR CHILDREN
Flan to Simplify Life in Fashionable
New York Institution.
NKW YOriK, Sept SO.-Partly as an ef
fect of the propaganda begun last year
by the Parents' Association, which sought
to simplify the life of children, one of.
tho most fashionable of tho New York
schools has prepared thU year school uni
forms for the children of the wealthy
famlles Mio pationlzc tho school. This
Is Mini Chapln's, Kust 57th strei-t. It Is
not obligatory that tho ung women
should buy and wear tho uniforms during
school hours, but It Is advised. When
tho school opens next week. It Is thought
tho majority of tho pupils will be found
wearing them
There aro blouses of two stles to L')
worn with a black cloth skirt. Tlicy are
made by a well-known manufacturer at
a reasonable prlco for the pupils of this
school and will not be sold to any others, i
The dress Is simple and lu good tasta
and Is designed on tho most hygienic
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fashion In tho cut of skins.
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COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS
DISMISSAL OF MRS. PEIXOTTO
Teacher Was Absent From Duty to
Give Birth to Child.
AL.BANY, Sept. SO.-Thc action of tho
New York City Board of Education In
dismissing Mrs. Bridget C. Pclxotto be
cause shn had absented herself from
duty ns a teacher to give birth to a
child was upheld yesterday by the Court
of Appcnls, Supremo Court Justice Sea
bury had granted a writ of mandamus
for tho reinstatement of Mrs. Pclxotto.
That action was roversod by tho Appel
lato Division, The latter decision Is now
alllrmcd by the highest court, with Chief
Justice Bartlott and Judgo Hogan dis
senting. Mrs, Pelxotto, In Jnnuary 1913, gave
notice to the Board of Education that
she would bo nbsent from duty, with
out asking or receiving formal leavo of
absence. On Apill 22, 1013, charges wcro
made ngalnst her of neglect of duty "lu
having been absent from duly since Feb
ruary 3, 1913, for tho purpose of bearing
a child."
In the May following new charges wero
presented against her "for absence from
duty without leavo since or about Feb
ruary 3, 1913." These charges said nothing
of child-bearing. The tencher was tried
upon tho charges and dismissed.
On trial of her suit her counsel nrgued
that absence from duty for the reason
specified was not neglect of duty under
ction 1093 of the City Charter, oven
KH gli she was absent without leavo for
almost three montlis.
The prevailing opinion of tho Court of
Appeals Buy,!
"In tho proceedings under review the
Board of TMucatlon discharged Its duty
fairly, and tho courts cannot by man
damus reverse the conclusions reached,
that no such absence shall be excused
without approval of the Board of Super
intendents. Her dlsmlsnl Is sustained
under subdivision 4, section 44 of tho by
laws of tho Bonrd of Education and also
under Bcctlon 1093 of the charter."
WILL EMP' 0Y 6000 MEN
Canadian Pacific Plans Better Labor
Conditions in North.
MONTRKAU Sept. 30. Labor conditions
In Canada will bo considerably Improved
by an announcement Just mado by tho
Canadian Pacific Railway Company to
the effect that tho operating department
of Eastern and Western lines have boon
authorized to take on C000 extra laborers
for suitable work during tho next two
months at current rates of wages.
The object of this mensuro Is to help
furnish employment before winter and
relieve possible dlatres occasioned by
the temporary dislocation of business due
to the war.
LOST TEXAS GIRL FOUND
Miss Keating, Who Left Railroad
Train, Went to Sick Mother's Bedside.
BOSTON, Sept. 30. Katherlno Keating,
17 years old, the Texas girl who disap
peared from a train near Worcester Sat
urday night while she and her father,
Henry S. Keating, a wealthy attorney,
were on the way from Boston to a school
at Pceksklll, N. Y., was found at the
summer homo of her parents at Edgar
town, Martha's Vineyard, which sho had
left on Saturday with her father.
Her frlendB say tho girl left tho train
because she wanted to return to her
mother, who was III. At tho Keating
summer home It was said her unexpected
appearance had lesulted In a great Im
provement In her mother's condition. Mrs.
Keating recently was operated on for
appendicitis.
Following the finding of tho girl tho
pollco have a new mystery to solve be
cause of the dropping of a note from a
passing auto In Worcester. The note
was picked up by a policeman and read:
"Am being taken away by force. Don't
know where. Kindly catch auto be
foro" The note was written on the back of a
New England Telephone Company en
velope. In the auto wero three men and
a joung woman.
THINKS JURY WILL FREE HER
Actor's Wife Expects Acqultal on
Murder Charge.
HACKENSACK. N. J., Sept. 30,-Mrs.
Alice L. Scaton, accused of the murder
of her husband, Frederick R. Scaton, an
actor, at their homo here, expects to bo
freed before noon today by the Jury which
Is heating the case. The case Is expected
to co to tho Jury shortly after court
convenes.
Mrs. Scaton's story yesterday. In which
sho told of her husband's "affairs" with
other women, she thinks will win her her
freedom. She told tho jury that her hus
band forced her to drink whisky on tho
day ho was killed until she was so drunk
that sho did not know what happened.
She said she never heard the fatal shots
fired.
TWO TIED, THEN BURGLARS EAT
Woman and Young Nephew Found
Bound to Their Beds. '
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. Two burglars
rnrtook of a hearty meal early yester
day morning at the Home of Mrs. Anna
Bier, of Mtnuola, I,, I while Mrs. Bier
nnd her young nephtw, John Bier, lay
securely bound to their beds on the
upper floor.
When the robbers departed they took
with them $10 in bills and Jewelry valued
at ?75.
WOMAN DIES FROM MERCURY
Lives Only Four Hours After Taking
23 Bichloride Tnblets.
M1NKOLA, I T.. Sept. 30,-Mrs. He
beeca Bargi-, .12 years old, of 329 S7th
sticet. Rny Ridge, committed suicide yes-ti-rday
by di inking a giarn of water In
which she had dissolved 23 bichloride- of
mercury tablets. Sho was despondent be
roiiSK of 111 health nnd feared she was
joblriK her sight.
She died In the Norwegian Hospital four
hours after taking the poison. This Is
believed ono of the sliortent periods on
iccord for death to follow mercury poison,
lug. Her husband, Ludwlg Paege, Is con
nected with tho quartermaster's depart
ment of a local army post.
8000-MILE TRIP BY AUTO
Chester Councilman and Wife Motor
Home Front Denver,
CHKSTi:it, Pa.. Sept CO.-The distance
from Denver, Col., to this cltj. nearly
KM miles, was covered lu an automobile
by Councilman John J. Luttrell and Mrs.
Luttrell, who reached Chester eterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Luttrell, who were married
about three months ago, sneut their
noneymooa at Denver,
SPANISH AS A TRADE STUDY
Scholarships for Students to Equip
Themselves for Foreign Commerce,
STATE rOLLKQB. Pa., Kept, 30.-In
line with the countrj-wlde movement to
grasp opportunities offered by the Pana
ma Canal and tho war In Europe for the
oxpansion of I'nlted States trade in South
America, J. G White, president of tho J.
G. White Construction Company, of New
York, has established three scholarships
In the Spanish language at the Pennsyl
vania State College. Mr. White was grad
iiatod from Penn State with the class of
152. He offers tho prizes as a stimulus
to the students to fit themselves for han
dling I..itln-.merlcau trade Mr White's
offer wa3 ucccpted by tho Board of
Trustees
Edward Hutchinson, Jr.. of Philadel
phia, has offered to supply a prize sword
to be awarded to tho cnmpan of the
cadet battalion showing the highest mili
tary efilclcnc) nt the annual spring In
spection. UNIVERSITY OPENS TODAY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.-George Wash.
Ingtou University, formerly known a
Columbian University, and one of the
oldet In the country, opened 1U fall
nnd winter term tody.
POLITICS HOLDING
CENTRE OF STAGE
TODAY IN MICHIGAN
Fall Convention of Demo
crats, . Republicans and
Progressives Assemble to
Make Nominations. ,
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 30,-PolItlcs held
the centre of tho stngo In Michigan today
whtn the fall conventions of the three big
political parties Democratic, Republican
and Progressive assembled. The Demo
crats held their sessions here, the O. O.
P. forces met In Kalamazoo, while the
Hull Moosors hold forth at Bay City.
Each party was to mako Its nomina
tions for tho offices of Secretary of Slate,
Auditor Gcpcral, Attorney General, State
Treasurer and State Land Commissioner,
In addition to selecting now State central
committeemen nnd drafting platforms.
Interest centered In the Democratic con
ventions, where, the long standing feud
between tho "Wilson-Democrats" and the
Wood-Shields faction threatened trouble.
State Chairman Shields dcclored early to
day that the "organization" wing would
bo In complete control, although the "Pro
gressives" promised to make a last-ditch
fight for tho seating of their contesting
delegation from Wayno (Detroit), Cal
houn and Delta Counties. Success In this
fight would give them control of the
convention and subsequent control of the
party organization In Michigan.
Thero was every indication that the
Republican gathering In Kalamazoo
would be serono and peaceful. The ono
chance of a serious clash apparently
rested In the possibility that Chase S.
Osborn, tho nominee for Governor, and
the party leaders might not agree on
platform planks. Osborn several months
ago wont on record as favoring tho
iccall of Judicial decisions, but when
this Issue threatened to stir up Internal
strife In the party, he announced that
he would mako no effort to dictate his
radical views Into the party platform.
Contests for places on the various
party tickets wero comparatively few
and mostly unlmportnnt.
ELECTION PROBE REFUSED
Judge Johnson Dismisses Delawaie
County Grand Jury's Information.
MEDIA, Pa., Sept 30,-Judgo Johnson
lato yesterday afternoon refused to
permit the Delaware County Grand Jury
to probe alleged election frauds In tho
Sixth Ward, Chester. The Grand Jury
came before tho courts with Information
that It had been furnished affidavits that
a chain system had beon worked In tho
Sixth Ward, Chester. That is to say,
the first voter would go Into a booth with
a blank ballot which he would deposit
in the ballot box. The legal ballot he
would take awny and this would be
marked for tho next voter, who In turn
retained tho official ballot handed him.
In this way ballots of many voters could
be Illegally marked.
In refusing to allow the Grand Jury to
Investigate, Judge Johnson said:
"Under tho taw members consider only
such matters as are regularly brought
before it or which come within the per
sonal knowledge of tho members."
The Grand Jury then submitted Its re
port and was discharged for the term.
DELAWARE DEMOCRATS
IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES
Their Votes Causing a Flurry Among
Politicians as to Intent.
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 30. Did the
Democrats who voted at the Republican
primaries and assisted In nominating the
legislative candidates In a number of
districts Intend to voto for thorn In the
election, or w:as thero a trick In It? This
Is the question which Is now agitating
some of the Republicans, and thoy have
not found an answer. It Is known that
In this city a large number of I)emo
crata either voted or attempted to vote
nt the primaries In certain districts. In
one district the vote of one Democrat
was challenged, and there came near be
Int; trouble.
In some of the country districts It Is
alleged the same thins occurred and some
dojlnro that the "wet" people went be
hind the Democrats and assisted In mak
ing the nominations. Some Republicans
are Inclined to think the thing was a
trick, but others bollevo the Democrats
an tired of their own party on account
of the hard times nnd Intend to vote the
Republican ticket. For that reason they
took part In the Republican primaries.
Under tho primary election laws of this
State a man who registers within a cer
tain time has a right to vote at the pri
maries which he chooses, but cannot vote
at more than one primary. This year
the Democrats hod comparatively fow
contests for county ofllcia nnd for mem
bers of the Legislature, and It la this
which causes the doubt,
PENROSE PROBE RESUMES
Senate Committee Tabes Up Norris
Resolution of Inquiry,
WASHINGTON, Sept. .-Consideration
of the Norris revolution to Investigate al
leged use of huge sums of money by Sena
tor Penrose, of Prnnslvanla, and Roger
Sullivan, of Illinois, to secure their nom
inations In the recent Senatorial primaries
was resumed today by the Senato Elec
tions Committee. The Pennsjlvanla prim
nry wns tho special order of buslnws.
Charge of the National Popular Gov
ernment League that hundreds of thous
ands of dollars were spent In behalf of
tho two candidates were before the com
mittee for the first time, ofllclally.
Two Facing Charges of Theft
RED RANK, N. J., Sept. 30.-A man
who raid he was James Gordon Bennett
and John Balrd are In Jail at Freehold,
awaiting the' action of the Grand Jury,
charged with entering the pnlnt store of
Frank M. Chambers, of this place, and
nteallng a quantity of oil and paints.
DICTAGRAPH INVENTOR
SUED FOR $100,000
Former Employe Charges Alienation
of Wife's Affections.
NEW1 YORK, Sept. 30,-Kelly M. Turner,
Inventor of the dictagraph, Is a defend
ant today In a suit for $100,000 for aliena
tion of the affections of Mrs. Anna Mer
rill ilarvcy, brought by her husband,
Newton O. Harvey, a former agent hi a
largo Canadian city for the company
that makes the Instruments.
Tho complaint sets forth that the Har
vpys were married in 1901, thnt liny
havei two children, and that tho couple
lived happily together until Inst August,
when Turner, through flattery and other
means, Induced Mrs. Harvey to leave her
husband,
Counsel for Harvey says Turner not only
won her altectlops, but discharged Har
vey from the agency and ga-e the Job
to Mrs. Harvey.
WASHINGTON HOPEFUL
Bryon Thinks Prospects for Settle
ment Better Than Ever.
WASHINGTON, Sept. SO.-AdvIccs from
Mexico City and Chihuahua, General
Villa's headquarter:), brought assurances
to tho Washington Administration that
the conference at Torreon todny between
Villa nnd representatives of Provisional
President Corranza would avert the up
heaval In Mexico threatened by Villa's
declaration of Independence and bring
peace nt lost to tho republic.
Dispatcher, from Mexico carried tho
news that Villa, on his way to moot tho
envoys of Corranza, had declared that
"everything Is working satisfactorily."
and that peace soon would bo established.
This Information caused Secretary Bryan
nnd other administration ofllclals to de
clare the prospects for the end of strife
In Mexico wire brighter than ever.
It was expected by the Washington
Government that the conforenco would
agree on a Provisional President prob
ably Fornando Iglcslas Caldcron so
that his name could be placed beforo
the convention soon to b held In Mcx
Ico City to set up a now Government for
the country.
FISHERIES BODY MEETS
Society Opens Its Sessions in Capltnl
'Wty.
WASHINGTON. Sept, 30. Tho 4Uh an
nual meeting of tho American Fisheries
Society was opened here todny, and will
remain In session until October 3. Wash
ington was selected In lieu of New Or
leans, where it had been originally
planned to hold the meetings.
The Committee of Arrangements con
sisted of the following: H. M. Smith,
chief of tho Bureau of Fisheries, chair
man; Major Richard Sylvester, Irving H.
DUnlap, Walter S. Harban; Robert S.
Johnson, Theodore S. Johnson, Theodore
S. Plamcr and W. C. Ravcnal, who have
accomplished all that was possible to
make the stay In tho capital of the visit
ing delegates a pleasant one and the
meeting a success.
SENATE COMMITTEE
CONSIDERS CHANGES
IN HOUSE WAR TAX
BETTING BIGGARS RICH MAN
Street Car Conductor Who "Won
$250,000 Now Poor Again.
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. Arraigned In
court today on a charge of robbing a
house, Frank Kngland, a former street
car conductor, who ran up 75 cents to
J25O.O00, told how he had squandered his
riches.
"I couldn't quit the betting game," he
said, "and In the end they got me got
mo for everything, cleaning me out down
to a nickel."
In 1905 England visited Gravesend track
with 75 cents. In his pocket. He won, bet
again and won, and by night had sev
eral hundred dollars. He quit his Job as
a trolley conductor and started following
the ponies In less than a year he was
known to have won J25O.O0O, Then ho
went broke.
CHICKEN A "BUM" ON TRAIN
Engineer Names Him "Boomer" for
Stealing Ride on Trucks.
CHICKASHA. Okla., Sept. 30. "I have
seen a lot of 'boomers' In my time, but
I have never seen a boomer chicken until
now," said Mike Crowley, veteran Rock
Island engineer, as he alighted from the
cab of his cnglno in the Chlckasha
yards. "Look under thero nnd you'll see
tho only 'boomer' chicken in the world,"
continued Crowley. "That bird lias been
riding with me nil the way from Enid."
Crowley pointed under the engine.
There In a crevlco of the trucks hud
dled a small battle-scarred rooster, of
uncertain breed, besmeared with coal
dust, but otherwise apparently In per
fect condition. It tok tho concerted ef
forts of three Negroes, employes at the
roundhouse, to catch tho "bum" after
tho rooBter had beon routed from his
perch beneath tho engine. "Im going to
take him home nnd give him to my kid,"
said Crowley, "and I'm going to name
him 'Boomer.' "
REPUBLICAN STUDENTS' CLUB
ANNVILI.G. Pa.. Sept. 30,-Members
of the Lebanon Valley College have or
ganized a Republican Club from the
student body wlfli a membership of
more than 12". Tho club wns orgunlzed
In tho men's dormitory In opposition to
a Democratic Club organized last woek
Officers of the club are all college
students.
FLOOR SPACE
14,000 Sq. Feet
As we are removing our Print
ing Department to the Curtis
Building, we have this spaco for
rent, ready October 1. Robert
Morris Bldg., 919 Walnut St.,
2d floor, light four sides, steam
heat, 2 passenger and 2 freight
elevators, low insurance rate.
Apply to
The Beck Engraving Co.
620 Sansom St.
Phone, Walnut 1S73
Reduction in Levy on Bank
Capital and Revision of
Gasoline Clause.. Among
Proposals.
WASHINGTON, Sept SO.-The Senato
Finance Committee, when It met today,
had before It proposals for several Im
portant amendment to tho administra
tion emergency revenue bill, recently
passed by the House.
It has been proposed to reduce the lax
of U a thousand on bank capital and
KUrplus to 11. Some members bcllevo It
would be unwise to placo a heavy bur
den on bank capltnl at thin time because
of disturbed financial conditions due to
tho European war.
Advocates of this change would revise
the gasoline clause and placo a tax on
automobiles based on horsepower Instead
of the levy of two cents a. gallon on gas
oline, They say this would make up tho
loss of revenue due to the cut In the
bankers' tax.
The levy on accident Insurance Imposed
by th House also may be eliminated and
the committee Is considering readjusting
tho proposed tax on insurance policies.
Subcommittees of the Finance Commit
tee wore appointed to consider tho various
sectlutw. They are : Tax on GaBollne,
Senators Williams, Shlvcly and Gore;
Danks and Ilrokers, Senators Stone,
Hughes and Williams; Stamp Tax, Sena
tors Hoke Smith, Bhlvely and James; on
(i proposal to add two more classes of
cigarettes to those already taxed In the
bill, Senators Blmmonfl, Williams and
Johnson. Senator Simmons, chairman of
the full committee, I an ex-offlclo member
of nil the subcommittees. ,..
All the appointee to tho subcommittees
are Democrats, as It Is planned to framo
the bill with only the Domoorata present
and then to call in the Republican mem
bers before the bill 1 reported to the
Senate. , ,..,
Senator Pomorene, of Ohio, Is flghUnK
the tax on sweet wines provided In the
House bill on the ground that t will
give an advantage to tho California
product over the Ohio producers. The
discrimination. It is declared, comes In
the language "containing more than 3
per cent, of saccharine matter.
Tho tax on such sweat wlnon Is SO centa
a gallon, while the tar on other domestic
wines Is only 12 cents A gallon. The
Ohio producers say they use sugar In
manufacturing their wines, while the
California producers rely upon fortifica
tion with wine spirits which they are
able to obtain froe of taxation.
NO WORD FROM DR. P0EBEL
s
U. of P. Professor May Have -fallen
in Europo's Great Carnage.
A letter has been received at the Uni
versity Museum from Doctor Ungnad,
who last year' held the chair of Assyrl
ology In the University of Pennsylvania.
While here he translated many tablets
from the Nippur collection. It had been
reported he had fallen In the war, but
ho declared he was In good health.
On the other hand no word has come
from Dr. Arno Poebel whose book on tho
creation and flood tabtots and other sub
jects Is In press, He went to Breslau
early In the summer and Is reported to
have Joined a reserve regiment there.
As many letters have boen sent him and
It was certain that he would havo replied
It possible, there Is a fear that ho haa
fallen, as the BreBlau corps has beon In
many battles both cast and west and has
suffered heavily.
Museum authorities say that If Dr.
Poebel has fallen It will be a great loss
to archeology as he was one of the moat
distinguished of Sumerlan scholars. Al
though born In Germany he got his doc
torate nt the University of Pennsylvania
for Assyrlology. For two years he was
nt the University Museum translating
and preparing his large volumes which
aro soon to appear.
CARE OF NORTHERN
NEGRO TRANSFERRED'
BY PRESBYTERIANS
Freedman's Aid Society
Takes Charge of Work as
in South May Devote
$100,000 to Prohibition.,
ATLANTIC CITT, Sept. 30. In th in
terest of uniformity, the Executive Com
mission of tho Presbytorlan General As
sembly today voted to transfer the caro
of tho Negro race In tho North from tho
Board of Home Missions to the Freed
man's Aid Society. Tho latter body hart
had charge of work among Negroe In
the South, and its Jurisdiction Is to bo
extended over the North also, wth
largely Increased powers and facilities.
An Increase of ono nor cent. In the
budget for temperance, recommended by
tho subcommittee on flnanco yesterday,
will make $100,000 available, It was Btatc'i
today, for aggressive church co-opomVli,'
In States where prohibition amcndmJWf
aro ponding.
The Rov. n. F. Steffcns, of DubuqUo
Seminary, who Is here to nsk tho Execu
tive Commission for an Increase of J300.000
In his appropriation, today announced ah
unexpected gift of J5000 by a Philadelphlan
whom he waB requested not to name.
Garrison Tries Army Camp Llfo
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -Secretary of
Wnr Garrison wns missing from his dpslc
today. He Is sharing tho rigors of arihy
camp life at Rouse Point, N. V., whero
he Is occupying a tent with Major Gen
eral Leonard Wood, former chief of staff
of the army, who Is In command of
three Infantry regiments and a regiment
ox cavalry there drawn from the Depart
ment of tho East. The Secretary prubably
will remain In the camp until Saturday.
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Women's Union Suits
$1.35
SI.7B
Value.
CarrfuUu lland-Ftntshcd
Part wool ribbed; hlch
neck. Ions', elbow and
whnrt Fleeven ; or low
neck, nlcBelens or wing
sleeve: knee and nnkU
length.
FIIIST FLOOK, SOUTH
STOIIE OPENS 8.30 A. M. AND CLOSES AT B.30 P. M.
HATS TRIMMED FREE OF CHARGE
Lit Brttoar.
Do Your Shopping;
Curly nna Cirt
Double Yellow
Trading Stamps
:
with each 10c worth
you purchase before
noon. Yellow Trad
ing Stamps give you
best value.
Market Eighth Filbert Seventh
IN OUU DIG nE-JTAtlnAST-nDST OF EVERYTHING AT LOWEST PHICES I'll Til FI.OOIl
Never Such
Variety in New
The Choicest Autumn and Winter Fashions for Women and Misses Are Presented
MediumPriced Outer Apparel
Here in Exceptional Materials and Workmanship at Singularly Loiv Prices.
$20 Suits at HS
Sketch Shows One of These Four Striking Styles
They are cheviot and diagonal serge, in brown, navy blue, black
and green.
Have the Ultra-Fashionable Redingote Coats With
Newest Yoke Top and Plaited Skirts.
Some are trimmed with silk braids; others with wide hip bands,
velvet collars or tuxedo revers, and they are all lined to waist
with yarn-dyed satin.
Fine $35 Suits at $25
Sketch Shows Copy of Handsome Imported Model in Gabardine
In rich brown, the new Holland blue, also black and navy blue.
Has the Latest French Jacket That's Loose and Hip
Length; Both Skirt and Coat Are Richly Trimmed
With Fur Cloth Bands.
Also at this price aro other smart suits in Redingote and English
cut-away effects, tailored from cheviots, serge and broadcloth in
Autumn's richest shades.
Women's & Misses' $18 Dresses, $1 O Cf
These are navy blue and black serge combined J oJJ
with black satin and tlnlshed with satin vests
and sleeves, whlto bennallne collar, braid trlmminKS, tuxedo revers
nnd tiny buttons. Waists are in basque and coatee effects with
tunic skirts showing deep yokes, or in RedlnRote fashion.
SECOND FLOOR
Jp&$ 5M
Footwear of Quality
Latest Autumn Styles at Price Savings.
We are always careful of both quality nnd style In our
footwear, but we are particularly so on the special
brands made to our own order and sold nowhere but
hero. They are
Women's "Lit Brothers'
Special" at $35Q
"Lenards" at $3
"Stratfords" at $4
These are shoes that we sell for a
dollar less than their regular price
would otherwise be.
IiicIuiUmI an tlu latest and most wnnted styles, with
dull calf, cloth ir combination tops lac, button and
Hlucher stlff, with newest heel and toe shapes Ul
blzes 24 to s, widths A to B.
tew
lilt.
- "2
Missus
Children's Sample Shoes
(iim.s ss.no to ciju Minns (sizes ei z?ej
$1.39
$1.29
l,7. -"
ii's to :i .
riiii,mti:vs i.ts
1 sizes S3 to 11
sunns' 'sues
m xx:
Minns
Men's "Lenurds" at SI5, "Stratfords" at $1
Iatent coltskln. gun-metal ealf. Blazed kldskln anil
tan Russia cnlf. button, laco and Hlucher. hand-welted
white oak soles Sizes 5 to It, widths A to E.
FIRST FlJOOR, NORTU
Specials in Undergarments:
and HOUSE DRESSES:
Neat, attractive stli In cottuti texturi. fl.innelottn
, mm itnii urns
SI Cambric
Gowns
HlKh, "V" and sliii-n
69c
els embroider
r mod-
trimmed
10c Cambric Drawers, 25r
With luster of plaits and hem
ititilud plaited lawn rnfllu.
7oc Flannelette
Dressing Sacques, 19c
I'iim lloral iIi'sIkiih. nlaltH '
i.ver shotililci with louml iollar
ir Hurplic stle with luirdurcu.
tiiinmint; Hi lU-il at w.iImI.
SI Flannelette Gowns. 69c
Striped with or without col
lars, biaid-ti iinim il.
7,'ic Knit Petti
coats With f.iuo bolder
do t eiR-
49 c
and cro-
$2 House Dresses, $1 4Q
One lllusttatvil " '-'
nine blui U ant' tiioun iln-ttript l 'oti,m Ncri;p.
witn piun-ioloi nll.ii 1 and iufN tlni-.ht-.l with
tontrtstiiiK piplnh
SI. 1 .' Fl.nOH
Some Exceptionally
Good Values
f Autumn Coats forYoungFolks
THE
PHILADELPHIA ART GALLERIES
S. E. Cor. 1 5th and Chestnut Streets, 2d Floor
REED H. WALMER, Manager .
Late M. THOMAS & SONS
SALE CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON
AND THREE FOLLOWING DAYS AT 2:30 O'CLOCK
THE KASAB COLLECTION
or
ORIENTAL RUGS and CARPETS
IN ALL WEAVES AND SIZES
NOW ON EXHIBITION
KygwySK
The choosing of the smart and warm coat is now uppermost in very many mothers' nund,-
sortment or styles alt new, exceeainRiy smart ana very attractively priceti.
-here it, a wide as.
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Coats for Girls of Intermediate Years $7 98
Excellent $1U.5U Values
.
Picture Shows Jaunty Style in. Imported Ziliehne.
Made in tunic effect with belt and trimmings of silk braid.
Others are shown in chinchilla, novelty plaids, boucle and checks all superior
values, ranging in price from 3.98 to $-J'J.98.
Coats for Girls of 6 to M
Years
Regular $7.50 $A Qg
Values "
Illustration Shows One m .WMV'oo!
American Cheviot.
Made cape effect, with belt and collar of
noelt check plaids, pockets and fancy
uuttons.
Coats for Little Girls of 2 to 8
Years
Regular $0.50 $0 QO
Kinds O.VO
In particular, some stylish chinchilla
coats, with belt, patch jiockets, military
collar of velvet and fully lined
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