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Delegates From All Parts of
the Country Meet Edison
to Attend Mayor Wel
comes Guests.
Representative men In Hie electric vehi
cle Industry from various parts of the
country today attended the opening ses
sion of the fifth annual convention of the
felectrlc Vehicle Association of America.
The convention, which will Inst until
"Wednesday, Is belnB held In th llellcvut.
Btratford. Delegates from various parts of tho
country who arrived here In horseles
vehicles nnd dlfTc-'-ut soils of "btusi
wagons," wcr? welcomed by Minor Ulnnk
cnburg. The Mayor addressed the road travelers
In the Clover ltoom. which I' decorated
with electric tight nnd a U-foot electric
mblem of the association.
Mayor Blankenburg said, "I would like
to see some bright mind linent n scheme
to recharge the battery white the ma
chine Is going. The man who could Invent
Buch a scheme would soon have more
money than John D. Rockefeller. I do
not expect It while t am nllU'. but If It
Is adopted 1 think mv hciri should get
10 per cent, of the protlts for my sug
gestion." ,
' F. Q. Peck, chief engineer of the Buf
falo Electrical Vehlclf Company, said
that although the Major's MUggeitlon
would almost mean perpetual motion
there were steps nlready taken In that
direction. He said that he had developed
a motor wnlca wouici recroimf mi- ""
' terles whllo the car was In motion
contended thnt this motor would save
in tr, 1R n.r cent, of electricity Mr
Teck said that he used an elctrlcal
brake Instead of wasting power to stop
the machine by mechanical brnke nnd
Btoro the power saved In th uattcrv.
Tho convention was called to order at
in o'clock this morning. Man of the
ri.l.mt.o Inuehlnelv told eaih other that
they had brought along a sufficient supply
of "Juice for tneir journej- nuiue in ii-ir
It was announced today that Thomas
A. Edison will attend tho convention on
Wednesday Thnt day, October 21. marks
the thlrtj'-flfth anniversary of the Inven
tion of the incandescent lamp. On that
occasion delegates will unlto In a tribute
to the electrical wizard.
During deliberations today and tomor
row papers will be read by foremost elec
trical experts.
Progress made In tho use of electrical
vehicles was dwelt upon In the annual
report reail by Executive Secretary A.
Jackson Marshall. He said that agencies
had been established In England for
jnade-ln-America ohlcles nnd that there
was promise of big sales. He also ex
plained that plans were undor way to
end electric vehicles to South America,
where, the speaker declared, tho field Is
fertile and vast and promises good re
turns. Mr. Marshall advocated friendly rela
tions with the press and urged the dele
gates to take advantage of all forms of
publicity In the campaign for business.
The annual report up to July 1. JOH.
ehowed that 18,035 electric passenger cars
and 70S6 electric commercial cars were
In use In the United States.
James H. McGraw, chairman of the
Committee on Parcel Post Delivery, told
In detail of steps taken to have electric
vehicles adopted for parcel post and gen
eral mall delivery by the United States
Government. Ho said that the propo
sition was being seriously considered now
Bt Washington and he was hopeful con
cerning tho result.
In the course of nn address "Stimulat
ing Electric Vehicle Progress." Mr. Mc
Graw contended, "If it's profitable to
transport human beings electrically how
much more would It be to transport
freight that way?"
The Europoan development In tho elec
tric vehicle Industry was outlined by P
T. Wagoner. He said that about 3200
electric vehicles were being used in Eu
rope now, and pointed out that In some
countries they were somewhat In ad
vance of the United States in the form
of using electric vehicles In this con
nection ho said that Germany had elec
tric street sweepers and electric garbage
- The annual report for the year up to
September 30 showed a gain of 6 In
Addresses were bIfo made by Joseph
T. Ret-ker. John F. Gilchrist and Georgo
S. Walker, chief mechanician of the Phil
adelphia Fire Department.
Convention ceremonies will be forgotten
tomorrow evening, when a ball will De
lield. An automobile ride will be taken by
the delegates through the city and sub
urbs during their stay here. A lunch
eon will be given In honor of the visitors
tomorrow noon at the Germantown
Cricket Club.
Police Make Two Arrests After Dis
covery of Body Seek Third Person.
Police of the 6lst and Thompson streets
elation expect to make an arrest today
which will throw more light on the cir
cumstances surrounding the death of
Edward Kenny, whose body was found
beneath a hor&e In a stablu stall at 2513
Arch street. The dead man and thre
companions stept In the stable on Satur
day night.
Two of Kenn-'s companions. Thomas
Wynn. no home, nnd John Lewis, of
Arch street near 5)th, were arrested.
The third man Is still being sought.
Xewta suld on awakening Sunday morn
ing he saw a horse In the stable stand
ing on Kenny's body. He and his two
companions extricated Kenny and sum
moned a policeman, who had Kenny sent
to the West Pniladelphla Homeopathic
Hospital- The man died before reaching
As the dead man had bruised on his
head and neck the police are Inclined to
doubt the story told bj the men that th
horse was responsible for his death and
will hold them to await the action of the
Danlal Packard, Fireman, Collapses
at His Post.
Daniel Packard, 6 jears old, of 23U
South American street, a fireman on the
tugboat Gerard Darlington, collapsed on
deck today He was taken to the Mt
Efnat Hospital and pronounied dead.
Physicians gay death was due to heart
Mt. Airy Families In Court as After
math of Children's Quarrel.
A 'nmrrei between ciiinire
J Mount Alr families resulted In
rcn of two
In the arrest
orsns lane
! wife of Franklin P Wlend, a stock broknr
J with office In the Stock Exchange Build
Mrs. Wlend was arraigned before Magis
trate Pcnnoik In his Oermnntown office
today on the chnrgo of niinult and bat
lerj on the 6-yenr-ohl son of Dr. Amos
K. du Hell, US East Oorgas lane She
was held under JW ball to keep the
pence. Mrs. Wlend was permitted to sign
her own bond.
Trouble between the neighbors. It was
tetlliled, starti d on Saturday morning
when a sm of Mrs. Wleml nnd Amos K
du Bell, Ji.. had nn altrreatlon In front
of the tatter's home on Knst Oorgn lane
Mrs Wlend, attracted by the noise In
front of the house, went to the sidewalk
It was testified, nnd remonstrated with I
her neighbor's child.
Doctor du Bell's son and Miss Blanche
Luff, of 6416 Crosson street, a natlent of
the phvslelan. who were seated on the '
front porch of his home at the time testi
fied -ignlnst Mri. W. nd
The bn triMMcd lli.it Mr. Wlf nd slap
P"il him In the fnce twloc. His tesllmonj
was lorrobornted bj Miss I.uff. (
large Stables of J. Hownrd Supplee
Destroyed at VUlnnova.
Flro enrly today destroyed the large
stables of ,1. Howard Supplee, on Gulf
road, Vlllanova. Nine ho-st-s perished, two
with their foals, and tons of liny wera
The loss Is estimated at nearly JIS.iXX).
Trampj smoking In a hay mow are
blamed for the lire.
Israel It , Supplee, chief of the Bryn
Mawr lire department nnd brother of J.
Hownrd Supplee. answered the alarm.
, he company traveled four miles to tho
Btwne in uiu nre ami men was com
pelled to stand by because of nn Insuf
ficient water supply.
Bretonnlere, a percheron draught mare
with a foal 6 month' old, was suffocnted
In her stall. Bretonnlere won first nrlze
at the West Chester fair and two second
prizes at other State fairs this venr The
horse was found dead with her head
across ncr toai.
Arabella, another prlzo winner at the
fairs, was found dead with her foal 1
months old.
The other horses were not blue-blooded
ones. The horse to escape was Harrj-, i
who was used In plowing. He broke his
halter and ran through the flames Into
the stable j-ard, whero ho was caught bj
the firemen.
The flro was discovered shortly after '
3 o'clock this morning, and the Lower
Merlon fire companies were called
Other Main Line companies responded,
but were unable to fight the flames be
cause of the lack of water. Thej' pro
tected other buildings nnd kept the flames
from spreading.
Mr. Supplee Is one of the commissioners
of the Lower Merlon township and lives
at Itosemont He Is one of the Main
Line wealthy men to breed heavy draught
horses for exhibition purposes.
The reflection of the flames could be
seen from many of the Main Line resi
dences and caused some anxiety.
Arrested After Offering Stubborn
Beslstance In Chinese Eestaurant.
After a light In a Chinese restaurant nt
SID Race street, Stella Smith, Mh and Race
streets, was arrested and held In WOO bail
for a further hearing today by Masri')
trate Tracy, at the 11th and Winter
streetH station.
The woman, according to Wong Gain,
a waiter, entered the restaurant with
William Crofton, H4 South Hollywood
street. The police say she picked Crof
ton's pocket while embracing him. Tho
Chinamen held her and summoned Po
liceman Gllllgnn, who brought her to the
police station after she had made a stub
born resistance.
Chief Resident of State Asylum Testi
fies He Cannot Lire Long.
The Insanity of Adolph Segal, former
financial wizard, who Is now a patient
In the State Hospital for Insane at Nor
rlstown, was testified to by Dr. S. M.
Miller, chief resident physician at the
Institution, today at a hearing of the
bankrupt's creditors before Refereo In
Bankruptcy Joseph Mellors In the Drexel
Doctor Miller said: "I and members
of my staff diagnosed Mr. Segal's case
as Insanity due to apoplexy. There Is
no hope that he will recover his sanity.
His memory Is Impaired. He has no Ides
of where he Is. Neither can he recall
any past event with an- degree of cer
tainty. "The patient's speech Is also Impaired.
He cannot supply words to express hit
thoughts and cannot Identify any object.
He will say a pencil Is & knife If the
latter was on his mind Immediately pre
vious to being asked to Identify a pen
cil. He seems unable to remain In ono
podltlon more than a moment.
"I do not expect SegiH to live much
longer. He has the symptoms of an Im
pending convulsion, nnd If this oocurs 1
expect that he will die "
Walter C Douglass, Jr., appeared as
trustee for the creditors Is&dor Stern
represented the bankrupt. It wae shown
that the bankrupt's assets are practically
Reading Railway police and those of
the Ablngton Department believe that the
j-oting man killed on the New York Di
vision of the Reading Railway at Rj-dal
on Thursday last Is Charles J. Judd, of
3707 Mount Pleasant avenue, Baltimore.
The body of the jouth Is In a Jenkin
town undertaking establishment, and rel
atives of Judd are expeoted to come from
There Is a certain young man who
used to be notoriously egotistic. Some
of his aqualntanres were one day
speaking of him before an old lady
who was not "up" In the slang expres
sions of the day.
The next time she met him she put
out a congratulatory hand.
"Oh, Mr. Smith." she cried. "I am
so glad jou are better' I heard last
week that you had a swelled head."
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In the top picture Mrs. J. C. Bedford
another characteristic pose in the picture on the lower right, while the left -
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Begin Today Their Six-day
Campaign Through 26
Legislative Districts.
Leave Workers in Wake.
Cheered and applauded by more than
300 persons suffragists speaking at noon
today from a heavy motortruck In Wash
ington Square. Inaugurated a six-day
legislative campaign in automobiles for
"votes for women "
When the motortruck whirled Into
Washington square, a crowd of shoppers,
stenographers, merchants, brokers and
business men stood waiting to hear the
speeches. The crowd was In charge of
four policemen and listened attentively
to every word. The pollcomen, who had
no trouble In handling the crowd, also
listened to the speeches.
A. Brekner, a mlddle-nged man with a
good voice, mounted tho truck and called
the mtetlng to order. When he urged
the men tn the crowd to give their sup
port to the suffragists, several men gave
him a loud cheer.
Mrs. J. C. Bedford, chairman of the
Woman Suffrage party In Media and who
has spent days In campaigning through
out Delaware County, waa the first speak,
er She aid:
"American men have et a standord for
fair plav nnd Intelligence, nnd all I ask
you men to do Is to give the subject fair
and Impartial consideration tefore your
vote In 1315."
"We suffragists are not trying to unsex
ourselves nor are we trying to push men
out of their places, we are simply trying
to raise our children In a way that Is
only known to women We speak for
good health and labor laws."
"There Is a reason for woman suffrage
and It Is not grape nuts," said Mr. Beek
ner. He denounced corrupt politics and
said If -women were given the ballot they
would be able to solve tho marriage prob
lum. "Women's wages would toe raised,"
the speaker said, "and men would pre
fer to employ men at better wages, and
the marriage question would be solved.
Other speakers at Washington Square
were Miss U Io!a Walker, of Pitts
burgh, arid Mr. Arthur D. Rees.
Later In the day another motor truck
whirled Into the Negro residence dis
trict, where the speakers addressed
'arga crowd. The machine stopped at
Broad and South streets, where a crowd
and two policemen of the Twelfth and
Pine streets station were In waiting.
Those who spoke at Broad and South
streets were Miss Dllle Hastings, presi
dent of the Buslners Men and Women's
Suffrage Asfcoclation. Mrs Oeorge A.
Wobentwlth. lender of the Suffrage party
in the Sid Legislative District; Miss Ruth
Verlenden and Mrs. Wallace Verdin.
Besides visiting the legislative dl
trlcts the automobile squadron stopped
today along the principal mld-olty trts
and speakers addressed pedestrians when
ever an audience of any siie was prom
ised Tomorrow at noon the squadron
will stop at mills and near factories em
plojing women and addressed will be
made mere. .... u
1 Th Woman Suffrage party Is dlMCUns
is seen addressing a crowd in Washington square. The speaker is seen in
the work nnd Miss Hannah Patterson, of
Pittsburgh, the State lender. Is at the
head of the squadron organization. Mts.
Ueorge H. Plcrsol, Philadelphia, Is chair
man of the committee arranging the
work of the squadron.
The aim of every district during tho
campaign will bo to enlist tho greatest
number of Hj-mpathUers, supporters nnd
actual workers and to form permanent
crgnnlzatlons of men and women who
can be depended upon to work for a suff
rage amendment.
It Is planiu d to cover from three to six
districts a daj Headquarters have been
established In each. The campnlgn will
close Saturday with a mass-meeting In
Scottish Rite Hall. Broud and Race
fctieets. Throughout the campaign or
ganizers will work to arouse enthusiasm
for the meeting at Scottish Rite Hall,
and It Is expected that a tremendous
crowd will be present.
At the ilnnl meeting suffragists nation
ally known will speak, local districts will
report progress, and plans for the win
ter's work for the suffrage amendment
will be outlined. Among the State work
ers taking part In the flying squadron
are: Miss Louise Hal), of Harrlsburg;
Miss Ilolen Allen, of Pittsburgh; Miss
Lola Walker, of Pittsburgh ;Mlss Helen
Amy, Miss Ladson Hall and Miss Lillian
Howard. '
The headquarters for todny's meetings
are at 1613 Chestnut street, 1133 Pine
street, 1520 Vine street, 507 North !lst
fctreet, Mosebach's, 13th street and Olrard
avenue, and 1613 Columbia avenue.
Business Meeting: of Swarthmore
Workers Held Today,
The Woman Suffrage League of Swarth
more held a business meeting at the home
of Mrs. Robert C. Brooks, In Swarthmore,
today. Several delegates to the State
Federation of Women's Clubs In Pitts
burgh told of their experiences and gave
personal impressions of the convention.
The suffrage dinner given In Pittsburgh
was especially rommendted upon.
Among the speakers at this afternoon's
meeting were Mrs. Brooks, chairman;
Mrs Crl Qay, Mrs. M. Young. Miss
Dorothy Ashton and Mrs. A. O. Thatcher.
More than OT members attended.
Dies on "Way to Hospital In Im
provised Ambulance,
Stricken by heart dlcease two squares
from his home, Thomas J. Curtis, 53
years old, 723 Penn street, Camden, died
while being taken to the Cooper Hos
pital. Curtis, who was stationed at the Con
tinental Hotel as a starter for the Ameri
can Taxlcab Company, collapsed yester
day In view of hundreds of pojsernby.
A milk wagon was presred Into service
and rushed the stricken man to the
Curtis Is survived by his widow.
Contemplated Improvements Will Be
Shown Council's Committee.
An inspection of the pumping stations
and filter beds of the Water Bureau will
be made by Council's Committee on
Water Friday afternoon. The commit
tee will visit the stations at Belmont.
Queen Lane, Shawmont and Roxbor
ough, which provide the uppl) for West
Philadelphia and the northwest section.
Chief Davis, of the Water Bureau will
accompany the committee and Indicate
contemplated Improvements, including ex
tensions to mains in West Philadelphia..
hand portrait is that of Miss L, Lola
Independents Say Plan to
Care for Unemployed Is
Pre-election Play for Or
ganization Votes.
A meeting of the special Joint com
mittee of Councils, named to confer with
representatives of charitabln organiza
tions of the cltj' for the purpose of dis
cussing methods of dispensing charity tp
tho city's unemployed during the com
ing winter, will be held In City Hall
tomorrow nflernoon.
Independent forces regaid the sudden
chnrltuble Impulses expiesaed In the "re
lief" resolution Introduced In Councils by
Chairman John P. Coniiollj', of the
Finance Committee, ns a pro-election play
In the hope of strengthening tho lines
of the Organization.
Major Blnnkenbuig recently asserted In
a statement that lock of authorization
by Councils for oxpendlture of funds on
constructive projects and tha withhold
ing of appropriations for necessary city
work wore responsible for keeping a host
of Philadelphia's laborers out of employ
ment. Among the various charitable organiza
tions that will be invited to send repre
sentatives to the open session of the
speilal committee am the Ilo.inl of Pub
lic Charities, Central Kmploymrnt Asso
ciation, Churoh Dispensary of South
wark. City Mission, French Benevolent
Society, Philadelphia Dlspensarj', Mld-(
night Mission New Century Club, North
ern Dispensary, soup cocietles, Young
Men's C'hristlun Association, United He
brew Charities, Sunday Breakfast So
ciety, Philadelphia Society for Employ
ment of the Poor nnd the Society for Or
ganizing Charity
Uncle Sam's Test Shows New Engrines
to Be Successful,
Uncle Sam's only electric-propelled
navy adjunct, the collier Jupiter, ar
rled at this port early this afternoon
The veis el came from tho Mara Island
Navy Yard via the Panama Canal. She
comes to take back bOOO tons of bitu
minous coal, part of the order recently
placed by the United States Navy. with
Eastern dealora for 200,000 tons.
Placing clectrlc-drlveu machinery In
the collier wus a tentative test of the
ability of electricity to propel naval craft.
The experiment has been so successful
that plans are now being prepared for
electtlc marine engines for buttleships.
The new battleship to bo constructed by
the New York Ship Building Company
may be the first Urge warship to be
driven In this manner.
The Jupiter Is 520 feet long, 65 feet
beam and 27 feet depth Her engines de
velop 7600 horsepower with a speed of 16
krots Thirteen ofilcers and 91 men are
required to operate the collier, which
cost fl,21SS0.29.
Official Award to Camden Company
Provides Four Tears' Work.
Tl l.i.nrtrn.l tnn1nvps of tho NOW
York Shipbuilding Compnnj. of Camden,
who were faring a winter with no work,
today received nn early Christmas pres
ent when the Government officially
nn-o1.,1 thr. rnnlmrt fni bllltdltlg 0111" Of
, the three big battleships to tho Camden
' yard. The contract price of the war
vessel Is 7,Z50,x.
The compnny stnted that tho award of
tho contract would give the men work
for four years nnd that additional la
borers would bo employed. If tho J'ard
had not received the contract, DM ship
mtlldcra would hnvo been discharged.
Work will be begun nt onoo In the
draughting room of the Camden com
pany. The keel will be laid within four
months. ,
A battleship, contract npleco wan also
Awarded tho Now York Navy Yard nnd
tho Newport News Shipbuilding Com
panj'. The battleships will differ only In the
engines. Tho ones to be built here and
nt tho Newport Nows wilt carry engines
of the Parsons type, as the Arlrona, and
the other will be of the Curtis type, na
those Installed in tho Pennsylvania.
One Man Captured After Department
Store Window Was Smashed.
Hovolvor shots fired early today during
a chase after two alleged thieves nrousod
residents In tho nolghborhood-bf 10th and
Filbert streets, nnd resulted In the arrest
of ono of the men, who Is accused of
smashing a show case at Berg Brothers'
Btore, 10th and Market streots.
The prisoner, Fredorlck Browncll, 23
years old, 22d street near Spring Garden,
was arraigned before Magistrate Trncv,
In the 11th and Winter stroets station to
daj and held without ball for a furthor
hearing next Mondaj-.
Browncll was arrested by Fredorlck Aus
tin, a member of Englno Company No. IW,
10th and Commerce streots, but his nl
legcd accomplice escaped, The fireman
and Meyers, a private watchman, saw tho
two men near tho department store at nn
early hour this morning.
Labor Dispute Causes Disturbance In
Front of Coat Makers' Shop.
i Police wcro called out this morning to
I iiioll n disturbance In front of tho coat
lOdlliJlfillul IIIK niiuj "i .-.(.until ,i. niuuo,
SW Market street. Two arrests were
made. One man was hurt. According to
Mr. Albus tho trouble was caused by
pensoni calling his employes out on strike
because some of them worked overtime
on Saturdaj'.
Nathan Stupe, 20 years old, Wl Mifflin
street, nnd Bonjnmln Outhmakor, 23 yeara
old. 703 McKenn street, who woro nrrrst
d In front of tho cloak factor-, were ar
rnlgned before Magistrate Renshaw In
the Central Station nnd each fined $10
and costs on the chnrge of obstructing tho
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I .ibus declnred his men were isept out
' of tm sllon bv nienns of threats. Ho
I ordered them to go to work, but when
they ohej-ed a fight followed. Kric Fill
man suffered n lacerated face. Fearing
more serious trouble Albus called for
police. A crowd thnt had collected was
dispersed. Gnodmacher nnd Stup wero
ai rested.
A Snyder, clerk of tli Clonkmnkers
Union, declared no strike h.id been nu
thorized by the union nnd blamed tho
trouble on Albus. He said only two men
from the union were In front of the placo
and thnt they had gone there to find
work. No fight occuired, he said, until
Albus called tho police, and ,thnt the
union men were attempting to leave when
they were "roughly handled."
Clam-Xike Reticence Angers Magis
trate, Who Gives Him 3 Months.
A. N. Ojstor was nroused from his bed
this morning and arrested. His bed hap
pened to be close to the trolley trncka of
the Frnnkford and Torresdalo line and
Policeman Martin took him to tho Frank
ford pollen station for safety. According
to the policeman, "Oj-ster was stewed."
He was also charged with begging nnd
suspected of working the shell game,
tho last because of tho presence of two
walnut shells and a pea In his pockets.
An alarm clock, three pickles and a
candle were also discovered upon him.
But Oyster wns as reticent as n clam.
His silence aggravated Magistrate Borlo
and he Bent tho prisoner to tho House
of Correction for three months.
Policeman Was Called to His Own
Home, to Find His Boy in Agony.
Four-year-old John Stanton, of 1M
Hrandywlno street, Is dead In the Mary
Drexel annex of the German Hospital
as a result of burns suffered on Thurs-daj-,
when he played with matches.
He was hi ought to the hospital by his
father Michael Stanton, a policeman of
thu 20th and Buttonwood streets station,
who was summoned to his own home on
n hurry call and found his son In agony.
The boy died yesterday.
Jury Finds Harris Didn't Stick
Needle Into Girl's Arm.
A charge that Abraham R. Harris 21
years old, of South 4th street, Inflicted
a needle puncture on the arm of Irene
Mann. 18 years old. of Uth street above
Diamond, In a Market street moving
picture theatre, was held to be unwar
ranted and a Jury before Judge Martin
today acquitted Harris.
Iist April. Miss Mann testified, she
wan seuted In the theatre, on Market
street near 12th. and Harris occupied the
next scat. She said that he firm v..
Jetted her to petty annojances and then
brushed against her arm Sho felt a
sudden twinge of pain and fainted A.
phjslcian found a small punctuie In' the
skin of the girl's left arm There waa
however, no evidence of poison '
NEW YOItK. Oct 19 -Under the dlrec
tlon of the Empire State Campaign Com
mittee, the New York 1916 campaign for
women suffrage will be opened In fa
negie Hall on November 0. A lllln'ir
squadron of Western women voters u on
Its way to this city to take an active par
In the evening's entertainment. The dlo
Spates W"1 PttM throush Mvcn "wpalgn
The woman suffrage paity began an
acthe campaign this momi ... ' "
KclV&nd. th' ,TO
Tired of Poverty and tho
Struggle, 1 5-year-old Flor
ence Richardson Leaps Off
Poverty and the hard strugglo for x
letonce, the police sny, led Florcnco Rich,
nrdson, 15 years old, of 318 Christian
street, to attempt suicide today by
drowning In tho Delaware- River at the
foot of South street. She was saved by
Policeman Goodfrlcnd, of the 3d and De
Lancey streets station.
Florence Rtcbntdson lived with her
sister nnd worked In a cofTeo factory
For dnj-s sho nnd been despondent Rs'.
turning home from work, she complained
It Is said, of her poverty to her friends'
Her older sister tried to cheer her.
The pier nt the foot of South street
was crowded with longshoremen when
the girl appeared there this morning.
She spoko to no one. Walking toward
tho edge of tho pier she looped Into th
Among those who saw tho girl Jump
was Policeman Goodfrfend. Ho leapel
after her, and saved hor from drowning,
Several persons assisted tho policeman
and the girl to the pier.
The girl was placed In n, patrol wagon
and hurried to the Pcnnsylvnnln Hoj
pltnl. Physicians say sho has a good
chance to recover.
Man's Careless Statements Cause Po
lice to Hold Three for Robbery,
Boosting led to tho arrest of Samuel
Jacobson. 19 years old, of Toledo, Ohio'
Joseph Rubin, 23 j-enrs old, nnd Harry
Cohen, ngo 17, both of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
who nro wanted by the Chester pollcs
for allegod pettj- larconj. According to
the pollco they are also charged with
robbing a church In Chester.
Several dajs ago the police put Rubin
under survelllanco after hearing of sev
eral boastful statements he Is said to
havo made to friends, Tho' three men
were arrested enrly this morning nt 3d
nnd Spruco streets by Special Olllcon
Cunneff nnd Croj-nno, after a "tip" had
been received from the Chester jiollce.
Tho prisoners were taken to, the central
station nnd will be turned over to the
Chester authorities.
Physicians Believe Gridiron Victim Is
Suffering From Frncture of Spine.
Phj-slclans of tho Frnnkford Hospital
staff decided today to tako nn X-ray
photograph In order to determine whether
John Schalrer, of 2CT Ann street, who
was Injured while plnjing football on Saturdaj-,
Is suffering from n broken spine
During a game between tho Wlldwood
Field Club nnd the Conahohockcn Field
Club In Frankfort!, Schalrer and M.ulon
CasHon, nnother plnyer, collapsed after
a scrimmage. Both were taken to the
hospital, where It wns found that Schalr
er's Injuries wero serious. Phj'slclans say
that ligaments of the vertebrae are
Casson, tho physicians saj-, will be dl
charged from th'o hospital In a fow days.
Ho Is suffering from torn shoulder liga
Glenolden Man Who Drove Machine
Held for Court. ,
John McCarthy. S years old, of 1801
Daly street, Is In a serious condition In
St. Agnos Hospital ns a result of an
nutomobllo accident at Brond nnd Tnsker
streets. The child, who was playing with
a number of companions, attempted to
tun across Broad street last night and
vas struck by n machine driven by
Abnor Mitchell, of Glenolden, Tn.
The boy was tnken to the hospital In
tho patrol of the 15th street and Snyder
nvenuo police station. He suffered con
cussion of the brnln. Mitchell was held
under $500 ball for court when given
hearing this morning before Magistrate
Official Forecast
For eastern Pennsylvania Fair tonight
nnd Tuesday; slightlj warmer Tuesday;
gtrntle to modcrato winds becoming
For New Jersej- Partly cloudj tonight
nnd Tuesday; slightly warmer Tuesday
In the Interior.
During the last 24 hours theio haie
been light rains In New York, western
Pennsylvania and southern N'cw bnj
land, in Texab and thu I'nkotns .md
general rains In Oregon and Mashing
ton. The temperatures are gein.ni ly
about normal this morning from the
Mississippi Itlver eastward West r the
Mississippi they are somewhat ubo nor
mal us u result of low pressmc that
overlies that region, the centre ot the
disturbance being in the txtrem... i ,ma
dlan Noithweht. This cundltl.m indi
cates a continuation of moderate tern.
peratures In the Kastern .states during
the next several dajs.
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Obrsnatlon n:Je at h a m. KdJirrn
( ljt Italii- tiu,
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Chicago. 111. ... .'A) M
Cleveland. O ... 4!t JS
Dner. Col .. I 'J 41
Vet Moines, U. .U 30
Detroit. Mich. . aj'i
Uulutb. Minn. . . VI "4
Cilveton. Teiaa Vi 7u
Hattra. K C . H UO
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12 tci
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4 ili-i
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Huron. K. Dak.. 4S JS
Jackiwnllle . . f 65
Kin City, Mo . SS 8S
1 oulHille, Ky - SO W
Mmphl. Tenn. CI HJ
New Orleans . . ttl BJ
New York . M 51
N Flatto. Neb. 42 42
Oklahoma, Okla. !VS Ml
1'hilalelphU -. 'I M
I'hoenla. Aril Ufl HO
Pittsburgh. Pa. S2 32
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Portland. Ore
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Quebec, Can . 42 40
Ft. IauI, Mo M M
St Paul. Minn 51 4?
Bait Lake I'tuh IS in
San Francisco M .vt
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