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- .tS?SHsje-r 5 tjp iErttgrr SPORTS FINAL SPORTS FINAL itamtmn - tttt 3C PBICE ONE CENT VOL. 1 NO. 2G PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, -OCTOBER 13, li14. CorwonT, 10H. t inc rosLto X.dom Commwt. PHANTOM VOTERS OF TWENTY WARDS TO BE REVEALED MAN WITH MONEY WHITE-HAIRED MAN TRIED FOR HIS LIFE FOR KILLING RABBI BOARD OF INQUIRY PROBING POLICE TICKET SCANDAL SATCHEL SHOT AND ROBBED ON STREET BRYAN MAKES PLEA FOR PEACE BEFORE AUDIENCE OF 12,000 Impressive Demonstration in Which Secretary of State and Oscar S. Straus De plore Evils of War. T m - fl "! e l tt t.i Mvd (Four Highwaymen Attack . Officer of Building and ff Loan Association Suspect F Held Without Bail. ,t Four highwaymen, early today, held up, ' robbed nnd seriously wounded Andrew V. Petner. treasurer of the General Casl mcr liulldlng and Loan Association, as lie was walking on Cambridge, near Orth odox stieet, canning a satchel contain i Ing considerable monei. Petner Is In the Frankford Hospital. The robbers escaped. Following the hold-up Lieutenant Barry and n siiuad of pollen from the Frank ford district arrested one man on sus picion. He Is Stanley nutcckl, of 4621 Ber muda street. Ruteckl was arraigned before Magistrate Boris' In the Frankford Police Station and held without ball for a further hear ing October 20. After his arrest he was taken to the bedside of Pettier In the hospital, but the treasuier said he could not positively Identlf.v the man. He bald iRutecki looks like one of the assailants." The prisoner denies he Is one of the men who help up Petner. He told the police he was at the home of a friend, td and Oxford streets, until near 10 o'clock. He says he was home In bed U 10 o'clock. Petner Is founder of the association whose money was stolen last night, and has been treasurer of the organization for 11 jears. He and Caner KcUlora, ' secretary of the association, who lives on Cambridge street, near Petner, stayed in the hall used by the building and loan association last night after all others had rone home. They were busy balancing e the books. The money was placed in a satchel, Pet ner Intending to take It home and de posit It in a bank today. AVhen the men left the hall they walked north -on Cam bridge street, and as thej passed an alley Just above Orthodox stieet four men at tacked them. Two of the men pinioned Kclzlora's arms back of him, while others seized Petner. "When he refused to hand over the funds of the association one of the men shot him. The bullet took effect in his torchead. The shot awakened rotner's son. Stan Jslaw, and two daughters, Helen and Wanda. They dressed and came down riftfrs to find their father lylrtg on the fvr-'oment. He was then sent to the hos pital with Kelzlora. who had been knocked unconscious In the fight, and ths police were notified. George Kowockl. president of the build ing and loan association, told the police that he had frequently warned Petner not to leave the hall without a body guard. Detective Andrew Emmanuel, of Cap tain Cameron's staff, is at work on the case and this morning he located a boy ho found the satchel which had con tained the money near the Frankford Creek. DETECTIVE SERVES WARRANT AS FRIEND SEEKS ADVICE IWasill Leohy Greatly Surprised When Facing Arrest. , Waslll Leohy, who, according to his wife, Marie, has for aeveral months been trying to evade paying her a weekly gum of money, by order of tho Domestic Relation Court, sought the friendly ad vice of Joe O'Leynevak, a Central Sta tion detective, today. Waslll did not for a minute think that his old friend Joe would arrest him. He was mistaken. Two months ago Waslll was ordered to support his wife, who lives at 575 North Front street. He smiled and bowed to Judge Brown when he heard the order, went home, packed his suitcase and dis appeared. He was trailed by the police through up-State towns and Anally Wa sill, tired of his flight, returned here this morning. He remembered his old friend O'Lenyns vak and went to see- him and seek his advice. Whereupon O'Lenynevak showed Waslll a warrant for his arrest. Waslll collapsed as the warrant was served on htm, wondering how It was possible for a friend and countryman to do such a thing-. STREET CLEANING AND GARBAGE FINES ONLY $533 Penalties for Derelictions in Septem ber Unusually Small. Fines imposed on street cleaning, ash collecting and garbage disposal con tractors during September amounted to the comparative); small sum of $533 The highest penalty was Inflicted on James P Dorney. who was penalized 1166.50 for derelictions in street cleaning In the northeastern section of the city. Edwin H. Vare stood second with ?W of penalties for neglect In the central sec tion of the city. The Penn Reduction Company was pen alized 1191 for failure to observe alt speci fications of the garbage collection and disposal contract's. The amount paid tho Penn Company was XJ.S58. Distribution of penalties and amounts paid the street cleaning contractors were: Amounts District. Contractor. Fine Paid li das A Mullln . 111.50 llz.lSMn 1H . Timothy Gallagher. 3 SO 12.47tt.Kl i P i Eljele .... )() so.firw.33 3 ... .Edwin II. Vare .... sq.00 20 7S7.0O 4 .. Jaa D. Porney .. 11.SO 17.04801 4B ... Howard E. Kuch . 8 SO 1B17UCO X Jaa I). Dorney. . IM M 17.3M.lfl 0 .. McMahon ntatc... 3.60 18.372.01 Total ... 1.142.01) 1143.274 t MAN STABBED KEEPS MUM Emanuel Maoclutto, of 62 North Front street, a sailor on the steamship Ala bama, which Is now at Marcus Hook, U Ht the l'nnlvanla Hospital torla, with a knife wound In the thigh and will not tell the police the name of the man who tabbed him. Masetutto and several other members of the Alabama's crew came to the city when their ship anchored to cele brate Columbus Day. The-y got Into a fight at I'rout and Lombard streets and Masclutto was stabbed BANK CLEARINGS I ,-r'i "fimss t'!a mirpare witb the r 6. -r a last to 4i mi. 1912. I h a 121 K 71 1:0.278.143 133.91 9 "S3 bce.aa is.-SJ.Wl iT.57fl.6-t7 3S.iJ5.ltJi. Woman, Who Recovered From Wound, the Princi pal Witness Against 64-year-old Peddler. A 61-j car-old peddler, his hair and mustache whitened by the years, Is on trial today before Judge Little, In the Court of Oyer and Terminer, on a charge of murder. He Is ThomaB Burns, who shot and killed Rabbi Louis Erschanskj, of C43 North Marshall street, on June S of this ear. C. Stuart Patterson Is counsel for the J defendant. Assistant District Attorney Taiilane Is handling the c.ise for the Com monw enlth. In his nddrcss to the Jury he asked that after the facts to be brought j out arc conldtrcd a verdict of murder In the first degree be rendered. The principal witness against Hums ' will be Mrs. Fnnnle iCIeenbaum. She has recovered from a bullet wound In- ' lifted by Uurns a few minutes before he shot the rabhl. The man Is said to have been Infatuated with Mrs. Klsteii baum. After he shot her the rabbi went to her assistance, and Burn, Infuriated, fired the fatal shot. BOARD OF SURVEYORS STUDY PROJECTED IMPROVEMENTS Conditions in South Philadelphia Viewed From Autos. Members of the Board of Surveyors nre touring South Philadelphia In automo biles today to study at first hand the pro jects for the elimination of certain streets, changes of grade and other changes In the Improvement plans de signed to do away with congestion In building up the section. The n.trtv left Cltv Hall at 2 o'clock this afternoon. They went first to tho district between 12th street. League Island road, Curtln and Geary streets. This tinct is owned by a development com pany, which has sold many small build ing lots. For the last month the board has been holding publlo hearings on the elimina tion plans. There has been considerable opposition from holders of lots whoso frontages would be wiped out and quite a lot ot commendation from others. After visiting the section described, the party started for the tract that will be used for the big tallroad freight yards In the gradc-croseing elimination, and also visited the west side of South Phila delphia, where property Is owned exten sively by the Glrard and Stocker estates. ROOSTER'S PROUD CROWING CAUSE OF CONTROVERSY Woman Owner Says His Shrill Clar ion 2teally Isn't Objectionable. The roosters of Mrs. John Madden, I0B Winona avenue, havo caused considerable controversy In Germantown. Even when Mrs Madden killed Pete, a veteran Ply mouth Ilock, pe.ico did not prevail. The caus? of the discontent at present Is Roy, Pete's little brother. On seeing the life less body of Pete hanging from the Wtchen window, P.oj started to complain In real rooster language, and his vo cabulary was more voluminous than that of his deceased relative. Mrs. Madden declares sh will not kill Itoy. The principal complainant Is Mrs. It. K. Clack, KO Earlham Terrace. Mrs. Clack does not object to the clucks of Mrs. Madden's chickens, but she Is em phatically opposed to the high tenor voice of Boy. Hhe contends he has started squawks from all the roosters In the neighborhood by his incessant crowing. It Is said Mrs. Clack moved Into the neighborhood only about two weeks ago. According to Mrs. Madden, she imme diately complained about the Germantown dogs The police paid little attention to her complaints and she appealed to Direc tor Porter. But the dogs continued to bark Just the same. Many of the neighbors sympathize with Mrs. Madden and this faction declares Bhe would be foolish to kill another rooster- , , Meanwhile Tloy is crowing and his voles appears to be getting stronger eery morning. FORMER ACTRESS HELD Pawnbroker Prefers Charge Against Anna Q. Stewart. A "September morn" watch fob made of less gold than represented by Its owner, and pawned In this city, resulted In the arrest of Anna G. Stuart, a former show girl, of New York She was held In 1M bail by Magistrate Pennoek at his Ger mantown office The hearing was enlhened by a tilt be tween Frederick S. Drake, who repre sented the prosecution, and Kphralm Lip shultz, counsel for the girl. Miss Stuart was arrested yesterday afternoon while leaving a pawnbroker s office on Market street above 15th She was arraigned today on a warrant sworn out by Walton P Nickerson. 3012 Bambrey atreet, who Is connected with a loan so ciety on Arch itreet near 12th. Ha testified that Miss Stuart called at his office recently with a genuine gold fob and obtained a loan on It In a few days she returned and redeemed it Subse quently, he alleged, she returned with a gold-plated fob with the pawnbroker' secret file marks of Identification' on it and obtained another loan. HEB, IDEA OF ECONOMY General W. I Alexander was discuss ing the European war. "This war." he said, "will affect even us. We must economise to weather It. And our economy rauat be general, too. We mustn't be like Gayboy, whom a friend asked over a bottle of champagne on a roof garden. 'Well, apropos of the war, old nun, did you give your wife that lecture on economy?' ' 'Yes, I did," Gayboy answered, 'and she went right out and bought me a safety razor. " JPltubursh Chronicle .Teltjraph. aHPR yA, s&&" 8 MrotaB&iWfc --mi-iMBFWBB iaBKlitfBpliamffffllnnf'" HWaaWft3aMHaJBl. . - jiV&3?5?X-f'5 Reading from left to right William Mahlon J. FANS FAIL TO APPEAR AT TICKET SCANDAL INQUIRY Basket Filled With Letters of Com plaint Received. The commission appointed by Director of Public Safety Forter to hear the com plaints of citizens who Bald that ticket scalpcri got all the choice scats at Shlbe Park by bribing policemen for good places In the line sat today for two hours. Tbcro was not a complaint made In person. Beside the commission, however, was a clothesbasket filled with letters signed "Aggrieved One," "Falrplay" and other anonymous titles, and each of the letters accused the police of favoring ticket speculators In the line which stormed Ulmbels. William J. Cooley, counsel of tho com mission, suggested that Its lack of busi ness was probably due to tho fact that the fans are now glad they did not see the game. They saved money, said Major M. Joseph Pickering, chief clerk In tho Bureau of Police, who la one of the commissioners. The fans apparently are glad they did not see the defeat of their Idol. Police Captain Harry C. Davis, the other commissioner, had no comments to make. The commission was on hand from 10 a. m. until noon. Major Pickering rolled cigarettes with gloom In his eye because he was not busy. Mr. Cooley read a magazine and Captain Davis spent hl3 time In chatting with police repoitcrs. At closing time, when the books were shut, the session adjourned and the clothesbasket was tukeu away. Major Pickering announced that Director Porter was a little disappointed. The Director. he said, would change the hour to suit the fans If that would help. Anonymous communications, however, will not bo considered. The complainants must ap pear In person. FALLS FROM WATER WAGON Driver of City Sprinkler Drowns Chagrin But Not in Water. Jam's Lavlns figuratively and literally fell off tho water wagon today. The third defeat of the Athletics was too much for him, fo he gave vent to his woes In no uncertain way. Lavlns, who drives ono of the city's water wagons, did not realize that his local option position and his physical condition wero inconsistent Ho was trlng to figure out his case on tho sidewalk at 12th and York streets, when Policeman Martin appeared and took him to the Park and Lehigh ave nues station. At a hearing before Mag istrate Emely today, Lavlns promised to stick more closely to his water wagon In tho future, IRON MERCHANTS BANKRUPT George L. and Howard M. Plitt Had Filed Their Okn Petition. By their own petition, George L. and Howard M. Plitt, trading ns Plltt & Co.. iron and steel merchants, of 1543 Heal Estate Trust Bulldlig. were adjudged bankrupts today In the United States District Court Edward F. Hoffman was appointed referee. In the schedule attached to the petition the liabilities of the bankrupts are set at IJU.WS.Ct, while tho assets are nxed at J367,429.9J. The latter consist of real estate, notes and securities, office furni ture, stocks and bonds and debts due on open accounts, the latter estimated to be worth only onc-thlrd of their face value. The unsecured claims of the Insolvent company amount to J203.WO. Tho petition was filed by Plltt & Co.'s lawyer, L. L. Smith. LITTLE GIRL BITTEN BY DOG Animal, Shot by Policeman, Ex amined for Traces of BableB, A savage dog today bit Anna Cham fer. H years old, Ml Cresson street, while she was on her way to school in Manayunk. The animal was later shot by a policeman and the girl sent to St Timothy's Hospital. Anna Is a pupil at the 8hurrs Lane School, on Walnut lane, Manayunk. This morning, when she was only a short dis tance from home, she was attacked by the dog and bitten on the wrist. Policeman Loftus. of the Manayunk sta tion, shot the dog Its head will be sent ta the University of Pennsylvania, where an examination will be made to aster tain whether or not it was suffering with the rabies. A Fashion Note "One blessing at ieabt will come to us from this dreadful war. We shan't be inundated vlth shocking French fashions." The speaker was Mrs. Ethel Burns Wil kinson, one of the leading clubwomen vt Cleveland. She resumed: "At a club dinner the other evening a man fashion writer men fashion writers are the best-said to me 'A truce to these foreign modes' They are caricatures. " 'Caricatures'' said I 'Caricatures? Yes. perhaps But wouldn't It be more accurate to call them take-off r " J. Cooley, counsel for the Police Department; Captain Harry C. Davis, Major Pickering, chief clerk of the Department of Public Safety. PARENTS LOSE 5000-MILE RAGE TO DYING SON'S BEDSIDE Journey From Alaska By Chartered Steamship and Special Trains, But Arrive Too Late. Dcnth defeated the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Heller, of 6471 Ovcrbrook avenue, to reach the bedside of their nine-year-old son, John P. Heller, de spite the fact that two special trains and a chnitcied strnmshlp were employed In a 5000-mllo Journey home. Mr. and Mrs. Heller reached their homo In Overbrook at 7 o'clock this morning, 15 hours too late. Tho boy was Injured In a football game September SO. An abscess developed on his knee and Inter blood poisoning set in. The family physicians rcalUed that the child's condition was dangerous, and a few days after the Injury telegraphed to tho parents, who v.oro In Alaska In specting gold mines owned by Mr. He! ler. Tho latter Immediately telegraphed a request that tho boy be kept alive until GIGANTIC POSTAL CLERK FALLS AND DIES ON STREET George W. Zoll, Who Weighed 350 Pounds, Victim of Apoplexy. GEORGE W. ZOLL George W. Zoll, a 350-pound postofllco clerk, 1129 North Marshall street, and well known because of his tremendous stature, collapsed nt Franklin street and Girard avenue today and died while be ing taken to the Children's Homeopathic Hospital. Zoll had lust left the National Security Bank, nt Franklin street and Glrard ave nue, when he became 111. Not knowing what was tho matter he started to walk to the hospltul. but had only crossed the street when he again fell to the pave ment. Magistrate Call, who chanced to be coming from hlf office on Glrard ave nue near 12th street, rushed tho man to the hospital In his automobile. Zoll died before reaching the Institution. Physicians said his death was due to apoplexy. Zoll was employed as a clerk In the PostofUce and had served at his worrt for 20 years. He was a veteran of tho Civil War. and served under Admiral Farragut In the battle of New Orleans. He was one of three brothers whose com bined weight was 1000 pounds. He was the last of the threo to die. and la sur vived by a fourth brother, vjhose statute n not unusual, and three daughters CLEARED OF ROBBERY CHARGE Joseph Carmen, of 5Hh and Christian streets, who was arrested last Monday on the charge of having robbed the of fice of T. B. Ouber, 417 South Broad atreet, was cleared today when a Negro, who had seen the robbers at work, tes tified that Carmen was not one of them. Pire Damages Varnish Plant Fire caused a loss of IM00 this after noon at the varnish plant of Joseph Stulb, Camden. There was no furnace fire in the building at the time, and the origin of the blaze has not been determined. The plant is several blocks away from dwellings. Firemen confined the blaze to the filtering tank room. Jack Johnson Fined $10 in London LONDON Oct 13.-Jack Johnson, the Negro heavyweight champion, was fined 10 today for obstructing the roadway and refusing to move hb automobile when ordered. his parents reached home. Then began the long Journey to this city. Mr. and Mrs. Heller chartered a fast steamship that had Just reached one of the AlaBkan pcrttf, and the ship carried them to Seattle under forced draught. A special train then was hired to take the pair to San Francisco. From there another special train was engaged. On this Mr. and Mrs. Heller reached Pitts burgh yesterday afternoon nnd learned by telegram that their boy died nt 1 o'clock. They continued the Journey on an express and through the courtesy of the Pennsylvania Railroad the train was stopped this morning at Overbrook sta tion. Mrs. Heller Is prostrated today, as the result of her boy's death and the strain of traveling at high speed for so many days. FAN SURPRISED TO LEARN HE MAY WIN $500 WAGER Finds Bet Recorded Differently Than He Had Intended. An Athletic rooter who thought his team looked good onough to risk faCO of hln money before the world's series be gan, switched his sympathies to the Hos ton Braves today In tho twinkling of an eye. Ho camel to his decision suddenly, without the sltghtest premeditation, and although he was slightly dazed when he announced tho change, theie was no doubt of his meaning. The man in question would not give his I name. He bet $500 on oven money In a t cafo near J2th and AValnut streets the day before tho first game that the Ath- i letlcs would win four straight games. Today ho went back to the same cafo to hunt sympathy. I Some ono happened to be looking over j the bets registered and the rooter who I did the wagering also took a glanco at the sheet. Then, without warning, he switched to Boston, for on tho sheet he saw his bet had been recorded as 1500 even that the series would be won Ur four straight games. He was not sched uled as picking tho winner. If Boston wins today ho takes 1300. Odds on today's game about tho vari ous hotels In the city aro being quoted at two to one on Poston. There is lit tle money In sight, even at lower odds. The figures for the series are four to one, but few bets are being made. There Is considerable talk of wagers being offered on Boston at six, seven and eight to one, but the money Itself Is not In evidence. Many Athletic fans are looking for the man willing to lay at these odds. What bets are being of fered for today's games at the two-to-one odds are being snapped up. ARRESTED AS LEADER OF AUTO THIEVES' GANG Driver of "Gunmen's" Car in Gar ment Workers' Strike Accused, Arthur Callen, 26 years old, of 1835 South Eth street, who drove the "gunmen's au tomobile" In the garment workers' strike last year, In which one of the strike breakers was Killed, was arrested today, charged with being the leader of a gang of automobile thieves. Callen was ar rested with Samuel Kamlnskl, of S3 1 South Sth street, by Detective Andrew Sullivan. According to Sullivan, the two men have been using a garage at 20th street and Snyder avenue as their headquarters for selling cars they stole. The owner of the garage, known only as "Jzzy," was said to have left town upon hearing of his friends' arrest. Several cars, said to have been stolen by this band, have been recovered and claimed by their towners. The touring car of George Harding, 2216 Walnut street, which was taken In front of a Chestnut street hotel several weeks ago, was found with all numbers filed off. The car of Hairy Max, of Salem, N. J , was also tound In the same garage. In the arrest of Callen, who has been working as a taxi driver for some time, the local detectives believe they have solved the theft of many automobiles In front of downtown hotels. Magistrate Henshaw held both men in $1000 ball for a further hearing next week. , IV hat an Observer Deduced At Big Peace Meeting That Mr. Bryan Is a great deal stouter. That Mr. Bryan observed strict "neutrality" In his speech. That Mr. Bryan's allusions to pre paredness for war ns a means of pre venting war were clearly directed ngnlnst Mr. Itoosevelt. The question Is, how did Oscar S. Straus feel about It? That Mr. Bryan preached a sermon, thereby strengthening the Impression that ho would havo made a great bishop. That In spite of this, he showed qual ities of the nstutc politician which, combined with his frequent quotations from tho Bible, give him the Just and appropriate title of Christian States man. That In referring to his 27 pcaco treaties he betrayed a considerable amount of faith In "scraps of paper." That Mr. Bryan relics too much on abstract phrateology and vague Ideas, and not enough on material facts. That Mr. Bryan did not get paid for his speech. If tho warring armies of Europe nnd the men responsible for the war could have observed the pcaco demonstration in Convention Hall last night they would at once have quit fighting. Twelve thousand men and women, nil thrilled with a sincere desire for peace nnd a deep hatred for war. filled the bis Convention Hall, Broad street and Alle gheny avenue, and cheered to tho echo the passionate and eloquent appeals made by two orators, William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State, and Oscar S. Straus, ex-Secretary of Commerce nnd Labor, ex-Ambassador of the United States to the Sublime Porte and repre sentative of the United States on tho Hague Peace Tribunal. As Mayor Blankenburg, who presided, expressed it In his Introductory remarks, the meeting was "not political, partisan or sectarian, but distinctly humanitarian." Mr. Bryan based his plea for peace ia agaln't war upon the cardinal principle that "Thou shalt not kill" should be ap plied not enly to tho Individual but to natloni nnd groups of nations ns well. Mr. Bryan tore to shreds the case of war as It Is presented by Its advocates as a necessary process In the growth of civ ilization. Ho riddled tho theory that only by preparation for war In time uf peace can war be averted, "You cannot prepare for war without hat ing somebody," thundered Mr. Bryan as he let looso his hand with a heavy knock upon tho speaking stand befote him. "Preparation for war Is a good thing if you get Into It. but no one hereafter will say that It Is n preventive of war. For If preparedness for war Is the guarantee of peace the nations of Europe should not bo fighting today, for thoy were all thoroughly prepared." PLEA FOR NEUTRALITY. Mr. Bryan then made an appeal that the peoplo of the United States remain neu tral In the present war, that they ex press no preference for any of the con tending camps, and said that In doing so they will greatly help the Government of the United States to step In at tho proper moment with nn offer of Its good ofilces for mediation. "These nations are our friends," s-ald Mr. TJryan. "It Is for this reason that wo should be careful nbout voicing our prejudices and the newspapers who help our people to air their prejudices are doing a great deal toward frustrating any possibilities of peace that may arise In the near future. "There Is nothing good about war. The regiment marching down the street In Ufr uniform to the strain of martial music Is not war. To find war you' must go to the battlefield, where the soldier has his few hours of anguish und to the home of the widow and tl .ban, where the anguish lastr as ' life. It is a fallacy that war Is m it Is as though a man had to . iini- eelf In blood-letting In order i keep from degeneration. All human civiliza tion Is based on peace. I riant myself upon the old Israelite prophecy, 'And their swords shall bo beaten Into plough shares,' and to the attainment of that Ideal we must all consecrate our lives. Human brotherhood is the only basis for an enduring peace among the nations." "SWORDS INTO PLOUGHSHARES." Mr. Bryan's announcement that he has given to each of the representatives of tho 2T nations who have signed peace treaties with the United States, a souvenir In the form of a ploughshare which, Mr. Bryan said, he ordered made out of sword blades, was received with great enthusiasm and applause. This was perhaps the supreme moment of Mr. Bryan's address, for In breaking this "news." as he called It, to the audience, Mr. Bryan's eloquence and demeanor reached nothing short ot classic stature and the highest political acumen. Mr. Straus denied that the doctrines of the peace advocates were on trial In the present war and said that It was mili tarism that was being tried and which was bound to die in the end. He paid great tribute to President Wilson and Secretary Bryan for their work in be half of peace. Improvement on Nature. At the orphan asylum the childless Mrs. Hathaway, who had selected an In fant for adoption, suddenly showed trep idation. "Will I have to keep the baby if it doesn't suit my husband?" she asked hesitatingly. "Of course you won t have to keep it." responded the accommodating matron "you tan bring the kid back and ex change It any time. We're not arbitrary, like th stork." Judge. Committee of Seventy Begins House to House Canvass Based on Registry Lists of Last Fall. Vigorous Efforts in Progress to Prevent Pollution of Ballot In Ways Familiar to Machine. . Action against fraudulent registration In 20 of the city's 43 wards is being taken today under the supervision of the Com mlttee of Seventy In a house-to-housa canvass by tho police department. Be foie midnight 13 wards will havo been covered, and tomorrow work will be started on the remaining seven wards. Part of six wards have been covered since the work began after police lieu tenants had received their Instructions yesterday by Superintendent Robinson, and patrolmen worked late, going from door to door and Inquiring about voters whose names appeared on the registra tion lists compiled by the County Com .nlssloners. Twenty wards have hcen chosen by the Committee of Seventy ns being most likely to contain evldenco of fraudulent registration. Most of them lie along the liver front, but live Vnro wards In South Philadelphia nro being rigidly In vestigated. Special attention Is given to I Iver-front lodging houses nnd tenements. For this work the Committee of Seventy has selected a squad of picked men as In vestigators. It Is In such houses that "phantom voters' " names have been found In the past. WORK THOROUGH I.V CHARACTER. This yeir the police canvass Is likely to be the most efllclont ever conducted, as the work Is being based on names en tered ns those of voteis on the voting lists of last full. The work has been done before from assessors' lists, which nro time-worn and far from nccurato. It seemed this year that assessors UsU would be the only ones available, as tlia County Commissioners declared they could not furnish the names of those who rcglsteicd until October 13, or ono Oh after tho date set for filing petitions with tho Board of Registration Commis sioners to strlko oft fraudulent names But a way was found out of tho diffi culty. The police btatlon nt 10th and Buttonwood streets was taken ns head quarters for tho canvassing work, nnd the registry books containing tho most recent Information were turned over to a corps of men at City Hall, who copied tho names Into new books, VOTING LISTS USED. Tho names were sent to the 10th and Buttonwood streets station, where 3) girls aro at work on the second floor, and there in turn the names weie "taken off" on tho canvassing slips. This work is still going on, As soon as the slips for ono ward nro completed they are turned over to the lieutenant, who deals them out to his men, and the canvassing begins, Ti.dny .it i o'clock CO men will be at work In tho Registration Commissioners' Room on the sixth floor of City Hall tak ing tho names from tho reglstiy books, Tho work Is delayed until tho day is over for tho Registration Commissioners, but as soon as they nre out of their offices the books are turned over to the workers for the Committee of Pevcnty. FEAKED HE WOTJXD INHERIT A sad story is told of a Pennsylvania man of a lad In his town who, like many another boy, has been obliged to wear tho cast-off clothing of his father. One afternoon this lad was discovered In tears. "What's the trouble, my boy?" said the man who tells tho story. "Why," explained the youngster, be tween sobs, "pop has gone and shaved his fdeo clean, and now I s'pose I'll have to wear all them red whiskers." Harper's Weekly. THE WEATHER Official Forecast WASHINGTON', Oct. 1J, For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer sey: Unsettled tonight and Wednesday, with probable local rains; moderate north east winds. Fair weather has prevailed in the At lantic States during the last SI hours ex cept for a few scattered showers alon? the coast of the Carollnas. Rain has been quite general In tho Mississippi Valley and the lako region and light rains are re ported from the North Pacific coast. The temperatures have continued to fall In the Northeastern districts, amounting to from 10 to IS degrees In New York and New England. A considerable drop Is also reported from the Southern plains, while frost or freezing has been general In the Rocky Mountains, Western Canada and the States along the Northern border. U. S. Weather Durcau Bulletin Otseratlon made at 8 a. m. Eastern uro. Low ,, lajtnaln- Veloc- .H'""'. 8 ". ll. Wind. tty.Wealhf Abilene. Texas., no rw ,wj su Id Cloudy Atlantic I'lty 04 SS . K" Jg $ dS Ulimarck. N D. 30 SO .10 N 4 ! cloud lloston. Mass .. 50 48 .. SB 10 P.cloud Uurtalo. N v.. 41 44 .. K i cloudy Chicago, Hi ... no 5S .. K 12 Cloudy Cleveland, O 54 .11 .. N( ja cloudy Iltnier. Col. . 34 SI .OS .nk 4 Snow pes Molnea. la. 411 44 .13 N 12 Kaln '''". Mb .. SO 60 .0.1 NK 14 ItalH Duluth. Minn... 34 34 .01 N Id Cloudy Oaltetton, Tei. 70 70 .12 N i- p tioudy Hatteraa. N C. 70 OS . sh b rioudv Helena. Mom. . 40 40 .12 S- 4 cloudy Huron. S Dak. 4.1 40 .04 N 14 c Sudy JacUjonWIle . 72 OS N 4 P cloud Kan. City. Mo . 40 40 .00 jcW j cloudy 1-oul.vllle, Ky.. .Ml so ,1 N" 'jo nX Memphis. Tenn. 62 S3 .12 N i cloudy Now Urlfttr . 7.' 73 .' n 4 cloudy New fork . . . as 66 .. NB g Cloud! N. Platte. Neb. MM . I c!iJ Oklahoma Okla. 42 40 .. N 14 Cloid? Philadelphia .. .IS r.7 .. NB m c SSdy Phoenix. Art . 04 08 .. SB 4 Clear Pitt.burgh. Pa. 68 .. . ,4 Soudy 1'urtland, Me . 42 30 .. nb 10 Cl?ar Portland, Ore 50 r.t .. ba 4 p cloud Quefcct, Can . 31 32 NVV 14 Clear St. Uull, Mo 4S 4S .00 NW 10 Clu-I St Paul. Minn 40 rs .78 NK "O cloudy Bait like, fun 4H 41 SB 4 Clear ban Fran !co SS rs v 4 clear S raoton. Pa R2 B2 , 4 ci if T,ma li '' .. NK 4 Clear Waabinsnon , BS r,n ., NU 8 P cloud SS'WgflFjIj!