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Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, December 04, 1914, Night Extra, Image 3

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CHRISTMAS JAMS
FINE ON A TABLE,
: BUT NOT IN STORE
Early Shoppers, Like Prover
bial Bird, Have First
Choice of Gifts and Es
cape Big Crowds.
To obvious advocates of tho shop
enrly crusade stopped nt n 60-ccnt tnblo
In onu of the shops where hnd been placed
a conglomerate collection of articles de
signed especially to catch the eye of the
Christmas shopper.
There were many tasty, dainty gltts
among them, but tho women with the un
failing Instinct that some people have,
pounced upon tho vera ugliest In the
group, Ono picked up a glaring red to
mato made of china, the purpose of which
fas to hold pins. The other selected a
fcnemlcnl glass tube orfulr disguised In a
I afcehoted drc of gras3 green a hat-pin
( holder
"The very thing for llnry," said woman
No. 1. '
'.And sco what I've got for GwoAoldcn,"
said No. 2.
"Poor Mary, poor Gwonolden," said a
pisscrbyj "but there's no accounting for
tastes, as the old lady icmarkcd when sho
kissed tho cow."
Being a street corner Santa Claus has
miiny disadvantages, particularly If the
Illusion of the little girl and little boy
" pedcstralns am to be preserved. Tho Kris'
yvlnglc Individual who stands at the cor
ner of 13th and Chestnut streets was em
barrassed today and tho ndorlng young
ster who stood silently watching him was
considerably shocked when a gust of wind
swirled around the corner and toro tho old
gentleman's long white beard from Its In
secure moorings, thus transforming u
hencflcent-looklug countenanco Into one
of Incredible ferocity. The little boy
moved away disgustedly. When Is a
Santa not a Santa? The answer Is an
easy one. When he hasn't a long white
beard.
By their shoes and sensible clothes, you
may know them! Tho senslblo Christmas
shopper wears flat-heeled boots, a small
light-weight hat, a heavy topcoat which
. can be removed In tho warm store3, and
she usually carries a shopping bag, ho
that her small purchases need not be
Intrusted to the department store de
livery. Speaking of removing the outer wrap
while shopping, most of the big stores
provide a cloak and parcel room during
the holiday season for the convenience
of their patrons. Here women may come
and dlveat themselves of their heavy coats
and encumbering parcels and give them
selves over to buying their gifts, se
cure In the thought that when they fare
forth into tho cold streets again they
will not be Inviting pneumonia by having
had to wear their furs and coats In tho
foverlsh rush and tear of the Christmas
Jams.
One of the best arguments that the
hop-early crusadera are advancing Is,
In the opinion of a, floor-walker who Is
the presiding genius over ono of the bar
gain territories In a large store, the aelflsh
argument that the early bird has an In
estimable advantage over her sister who
procrastinates.
"Consider the proposition from the view
point of health," Bald he. "Tho woman
who comes early avoids, to a certain ex
tent, tho rush. Tho nervous strain of
hopping In a hurry with long wnlts for
change and packages cannot bo over
stated.
Must look at the faces of the women
as they crowd round the counteis In a,
belated endeavor to complete their pur-
chases, elbowing each otner with small
show of courtesy, and becoming for tho
nonce primitive creature with all the Mm
century veneer rubbed off. Seo the llncB
of tension Into which their faces are
screwed and you liavo the best argument
that was ever advanced for an early,
K leisurely Christmas shopping.
"Leaving tho poor, tired saleswoman out
of the question, there's another selfish
reason for getting the purchasing over
with, and that Is the early buyer gets
the best bargains. She has the Jlrat
choice, The stock Is fresh and crisp, the
clerics are not nearly so duhj, and mere
Is time to decide between this and that
and the other thing. Many people are
beginning to realize It, but I suppose as
Llong as women are women there will
F always bo the latecomers to contend
with."
ESTATE LEFT TO CHILDREN
: Francis Bridge's Will Makes Be
quests Aggregating $60,000,
The entlr- estate of JElrancli Bridge, who
died on November W. at MS North 63d
afreet. Is bequeathed (o tho children, un
, der the terms of the will, which was ad
mitted to probate today. The estate la
valued at 0,pw.
Among the other wills probated were
those of J. Alfred Allen, 168 Kraus ave
nue, who left aq estate valued at IIJ.OOO;
James L. Orteb, 5233 Spruce street, JI00O;
Zacharlah T, Dennis, 13S Parrlsh street.
loSCO; C. Richard Schubacb, SU3 North 5th
street, jaw, ana Aior.io r. stallsmlth.
who died In Brooklyn, N. Y., Jt2. Let
ters were granted In the Intestate estates
of Edward D. Buckley. 8101 Spring Garden
street, valued at i38,cw; wiuiam It. Bui
look, WSJ Greene street, 112,000; Jennie K.
Hoover, til cast xuipenocKen street.
IU.800, and Itudolph Yeager, 715 North
. American street, J2023. The personalty of
the estate of E. Walton Walker has been
appraised at JH.811.7i. and that of Francis
Hey, at Jl5.7M.9l.
MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY
Work os Institution Progressing
Hapidly Weather Favorable.
Work on the new Municipal Art Gal
lery, to be erected at 25th -end Spring
aerden streets, it progressing rapidly.
The open weather has permitted the
laborers to work on the excavations which
wouiq nave na to oe postponed naa
cold weather set in.
Several steam shovels are being- em
ployed In the excavating- and these are
working- on tiers. The lowest tier has
now been dug- down to the jowe-st level
d Mired and the others are fast being
towered. A small army of workmen Is
employed at tms taiK.
The art gallery, when completed, will
be, the finest of Its kind In this country.
it win cost i5.Qoo.ooo.
BTJBtreD BElTEATg' ATJIO
Chauffeur Imprisoned Under Car Af
ter Explosion in Oarage,
ftejjftU Dt tjtefasa. a chauffeur. U lu the
Pfggjlyanja Hospital today sufertug
(nw burns received wfeUe wrktag uudw
as iujtwoobtU last ulstix In the garage of
Wffltan Soaker, m Christian stmt, lie
atfluitie4 a can of gaaoUoc. wUlcb i
aiii. Before he could extricate himulf
tto fames layU about bis face. Hi
urfec attracted a policeman wfeo suited
V.lii j fiw usder the car and called go
ambulance.
Seventeen more days re
main in which to do your
Christmas shopping ex
clusive of today.
Time, money, ticrves can all be
saved by early shopping.
Think of the girl behind the
counter, loo, ami refuse to be a
party to the holiday jams.
Don't procrastinate! Make your
purchases NOW nnd lie back dur
ing Christmas week and watch the
other fellow struggle.
Early shopping makes a
happy Christmas. Try it I
SICKNESS INSURANCE URGED
BEFORE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Rochester Chosen for Plnco for 1010
Convention.
JACKSONVILLE, I'la., Dec. . -ttochester.
Is. V., was selected by the
American Public Health Association to
day as the place for Its 1913 convention.
The following ofTlceis were elected:
President, William T. Sedgwick, Bos
ton. Secretary, S. M. Gurln, Boston.
Trcnsurcr, t.ce 1C. I'rankcl. New Vork.
Klrst vice president, Dr. C. J. Hustings,
Toronto.
B. S. Warren urged enactment of a
Inw providing for sickness Insurance. He
said In part:
"Tho piocluctivlty of n healthy man Is
so potentially great that, other things be
ing equal, he hns little worry over mak
ing n living, wlieieati tho sick man or
partially disabled man Is often n social
burden. It is, therefore, a simple busi
ness proposition for the community to
nil tho V5Jkinan with small income to
provide adequate Insurance ngalnst toss
iluo to sickness."
Nathan Straus, the pioneer who for .23
yeUH has uiged the purification of tho
milk ouppllea by p.isteuilzatlon, today
argued that the municipalities ought to
tako uscv the protection of the milk sup
plies. In a paper befoie tho American Public
Health Association, he pointed out that
"city-owned, city-purified nnd clty-dls-trlbuted
water supplies had cut out one
of tho three great causes of typhoid
fever, nnd this policy had been vindi
cated." "But," ho said, "milk, even more than
.wate"-, Is a carrier of tho gcrmB of
disease; not of one disease, but of six
typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria, septic
sore thioat, summer complaints and,
more serious than nil else, milk Is n com
mon vehicle j for the transmission of
tuberculosis to human beings.
"We have the fact thnt municipal gov
ernments Intervened and took control of
tho water supplies chiefly to stop the
ravaging of their cities by ono disease,
typhoid fever. My proposition Is that
the same policy should bo followed In
dealing with an article of fooVl of uni
versal use and necessity tlat is a com
mon causo of six plagues."
FIRE DESTROYS STORE;
LOSS MAY BE $10,000
Fostofflce and Other Buildings
Threatened by Ashbourne Blaze.
A $10,000 lire threatened tho entire busi
ness section of the town of Ashbourne,
along the Old York road, near Oak Lane
this morning and destroyed the two and
a half story meat and grocery stbre occu
pied by H. Baker. A bonfire la believed
to have started the blaze.
The postofflco and several other buildings-were
directly In line of the flames.
For a time clerks worked rapidly to get
everything together for removal, but
firemen, with the help of one Philadel
phia company and others from Ave sur
rounding towns, managed to check the
course of the fire.
The other towns sending engine com
panies were Jenklntown, Ogonts, Lainofl,
Cheltenham and Ablngton. In response
to a call for help, the Philadelphia com
pany stationed at Brnnchtown went to
the scene.
For two hours every offort of the fire
men to halt the progress of the lire was
futile. By that time the building In which
the blaze started was little more than a
heap of ruins. The loss Is expected to
amount to 310,000.
MARINES FROM MEXICO
ARRIVE HERE IN FORCE
Transports Denver and Hemphis
Bring Sea Soldiers Home.
Squads of bronzed United States
marines, who demonstrated to Vlctorlano
Huerta that the Star-Spangled Banner
was not a proper subject for Mexico's
national jokebook, are taking In the
sights here today and telling admiring
aulences just; what "sniping" Is, as far
as the "snlpee" Is concerned. The men
nrrlvcd here last night after a long
voyage from Vera CruV
The United States transports Denver
nrd City of Memphis, bearing the sea
soldiers, tied up at the Philadelphia Navy
Yard a little before midnight. Despite
the lateness of the hour, there was
quite a Jarge crowd on hand to greet
them. The San Marcos, the third of the
transport fleet reached the navy yard
pier at 4:15 o'clock In the afternoon. She
was the smallest of the three'sbtps, and
Captain r. P. GaUtt. her commander,
had been able to nose her slowly through
the Delaware fog that made progress
Impossible for the others until the fog
lifted after nightfall.
SENT MONEY TO FIANCEE,
BUT WOULDN'T PAY BOARD
Lovelorn Italian Hlled When Sweet
heart Returned Honey to Sister.
Antonio Angelucclo, a lovelorn Italian,
was placed under $400 ball to keep the
peace today by Magistrate Coward In
his office at Sth and Ellsworth streets,
because of the young mart's desire fer
a speedy marriage to his sweetheart, who
Is In Italy.
Antonio lived with his fiancee's sister
and her husband, Lucia Qorgorette, In
their home, 714 Manton street Instead
of paying board he saved up all his
money and sent tt to his bride-to-be, so
she would be able to come to this coun
try soon,
Mrs. Qorgorette did not like this. She
wrote to ber sister and asked her to
send the money back to pay for An
tonio's board. This was done, and when
Antonio learned of it he was so angry
that he is said to have thrown a lamp
at Mrs. Gogorette. lie then threatened
to turn on the gas, according to Mrs.
Qorgorette. She became frightened and
reported the matter to Constable Ptest,
who arrested Antonio.
HOLIDAY SUGGESTIONS
Umkellas . . $1.19 to $25
Cases ..... 59a to $15
CliMm's Utsfersfas, Casss
a! Paras, 5te to 3.5t
t'verythkig in Lamp, Candle and
Electric Shada at bottom Prices.
Hawaii's, 115 South 13th
BOY SCODT CAMPAIGN
ENDS IN TRIUMPH;
GET LARGE FUND
More Than $50,000 Col
lected Contributions Will
Probably Reach $60,000,
Say Leaders. ,
Cheers nnd Boy Kcout yells made Ine big
$50,000 campaign headquarters in the Cur
tN Building ring last night, when Dr.
Charles D. Hart, executive chairman, nn
nounced that the fund had been more than
collected, and that he bellcxcd there was
pvery probability of tho late gifts swelling
the total to about $C0,000.
At the banquet, held five hours before
tho official closing time, team tnptalns re
ported ciillcctlonu for Jcsterdny afternoon
of l3,r.".2.20, which made tho total col
lections for tho last day nearly $28,000.
When the teams had assembled around
tho big tables ecry person was smiling,
for lio was confident that the collection
of tho $50,000 was more than sure. This
belief proved correct, for within a few
minutes after Doctor Hart had started
to call the roll the largo sums announced
made tho completion of the campaign cer
tain. And Just as soon as the $30,000
mark had been reached some one In tho
rear of the room Jumped to his feet nnd
yelled:
"Hurrah' Doctor Hart, we arc above
$50,000 now."
All tho diners arose and cheered and
sang. Many of the tenm captains made
Interesting reports of their work and told
of humorous expeilenccs. Doctor Hart
expressed satisfaction at the fact that
"no person upon whom the workers had
called had refused to give because they
disapproved of the Boy Scout movement."
THK "CURSE FUND."
A humoroui announcement was that of
a letter sent by Dr. Edward Martin, who
was unable to be present because ho waa
called to Cleveland, O. In the letter
Doctor Martin said that one of the gifts
he had reported, amounting to $17.22,
was entitled the "curse fund." The ex
planation of the origin of the namo and
tho growth of tho fund he gave as fol
lows: "Among the gifts with which I am hon
ored In tho transmission la one of $27.21
In sliver and copper, entitled the 'curse
fund.' This Is contributed by a person
of a sudden temper, a prompt and fluent
expression thorcof, nnd Is a sign and
token of an earnest effort to curb at
least the oxprcsslon. f"or this person
a locked bank was provided by me, and
nftor each verbal eruption of an Inner
feeling various sums wcro dropped In,
proportionate to the violence of tho erup
tion. There was evidently one blasting
and withering curse, slnco I found a dol
lar In sliver. Many were crippling rather
than destructive, as the majoilty of tho
coins were quarters. The majority were
evidently Incidental, as thero weie up
ward of 100 10-cent pieces."
Walter S. Cowing, Scout executive,
mndo an address In which he expressed
his appreciation of the work done and of
tho kindness of the contributors. Ho also
announced tho plan Is to enlist the 10,000
additional Scouts as rapidly as competent
men can bo obtained to tako chargo of
them.
"What wo need now Is the right kind of
leaders throughout the city," said Mr.
Cowing. "Our real work has Just begun.
The important thing is to have men look
after the Interests of tho boys so that wo
shall get the greatest benefit from tho
gifts. It Is batter for tho money to stay
In tho banks than for It to be spent to
swell tho Scout troops In Philadelphia,
without assurance that they will have tho
proper leadership."
Doctor Hart urged all the men who
had become Interested In the work
through the campaign to become regular
Scout boosters, and Director of Public
Safety Porter made a like plea. Not a
few of thi captains reported that their
men could never give up the work, be
cause thoy had learned to enjoy It.
Robert J. McKenty, warden of tho East
ern Penitentiary, declared In an en
thusiastic address that the growth of the
Scout movement was sure to cut down
his official family behind the gray stone
walls of tho prison. Among the other
speakers wero Stanley Yarnell. J. W.
Daniels, A. a. Hetherlngton and Ludwlg
S. Dale. National Scout Commissioner,
from New York.
Doctor Hart expressed the thanks of
the Executive Committee to the news
papers, to the Curtis Publishing Company,
the telephone companies and alt other
Individuals nnd firms who had contributed
to the success of the campaign. He said
the newspapers could always be counted
on to help along a worthy cause If thoy
aro asked In the right way.
Contributions to the different teams dur
ing the campaign, as reported by the cap
tains, were as follows:
deorza I. Bodlns 1113.00
J. lUdcllKe Cheaton DOS.OO
Geni-Re J, Cook l.Stlo oo
J. AV Ptnlels. 2.C2I.V4
H, c, Drayton, iiin.oo
E. B. Eldrldse 7:c.oo
Lewis M. Klelih.r Tfl.eo
Robert P. Frailer 110 00
Klll almbel 10,11(1.0)
Alfred anncer 1.131.M
CbarUi r Orimth Knot)
Harry M. Hart 2,nT.oo
Rev. C. n, Hawes 1,761.00
Dr. F. II. Hitchcock TPSOO
Edgar U. Howard l.lttaoo
Malcolm Huay V 850 00
D. . Jackion T03.OO
Dr. Edward Martin fl.TS.no
Robert Mason .131.30
Cleorse Oordon Mead., A64.O0
J, U Montxoracrr s;ooo
J. Cbaston Uorrfi 440 44
Marriott C. Morris-.. 3.S1T.7S
rr. Hubley Oma , S3T.2)
F, Wilton Prlcbatt Ml. 50
Alaxandtr Wtlaon ..,,, OflO.OO
Walter a. Thomson. 2.57500
A. O. Hatbarlnston , 5flO.no
Dr. Charles D. Hart......... lB.KU.no
John Drayton 3.003.00
Headquarters this rooming received
many other gifts by mall whloh will
probably amount to several thousand dol
lars. '
Horses Killed, Driver Escapes
Though two horses attached to his
wagon were Instantly killed, Clayton
Shruger, of Hatfield, Pa., escaped with
a few bruises earjy this morning when a
southbound Ogontz par struck his team
and threw him several feet Into a ditch.
Shruger was driving the team for Samuel
Moyer, of Hatfield. Tho accident hap
pened at OeronU road and Haines street.
Christmas
Toys
for Girls and
Boys
Here are thousands of big end
little toys, marvelous inventions
and simple playthings that ap
peal to the heart of the little ones.
Bring the children with you.
Ga A. SCHWARZ
1006 Chestnut StTeat
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ANOTHER UNMISTAKABLE SIGN OF CHRISTMAS
iotfr A ex tf&l? hjiJJuJ? Ou3tmvBKB9BL QyfleeiHB n&flftiHe &J
Uniformed sisters collecting coin toward dinners for the poor were
the familiar holiday sight that greeted passersby in the central part
of the city today. More dinners than ever are required this year.
CONDON, VICTIM
OF HOTEL BANDIT,
DIES IN HOSPITAL
Wife and Brothers at His
Bedside at the End Po
lice Believe Mystery Will
Never Be Solved.
Morris G. Condon, who was held up,
lobbed nnd then shot by Krltz Copello
in his apartment at the Hotel Adelphla
on November 25, died at the Jefferson
Hospital Inst nlsht His death was duo
to tho abdominal wound indicted by the
bandit, who ended his own life when he
believed ho had been cornered.
With Mr. Condon at the end was hla
wife, who had been at his bedside In the
hospital almost constantly, denying her
self to all friends. Yesterday mornlns
Mr. Condon had a sudden relapse. To
wards the last he lost consciousness. Be
sides Mru. Condon, two brothers of the
murdered man and an associate In busi
ness were present.
Mr. Condon was 61 years old and had
a residence at North Wales, Pa. He
woit to the Adelphla to spend the winter
with his wife, Mr. Condon was president
of H. 13. Underwood & Co., machinists.
SHIPPING STIRS AGAIN AS
CURTAIN OF FOG LIFTS
Unbroken Procession of Ships Feel
" Way Into This Port Today.
With the appearance of a brisk north
west wind this morning trailing ends of
tho heavy foe which enshrouded the At
lantic seaboard and coast the last two
days were driven far out to sea. Shipping,
which had been tied up In tho dense cur
tain of mist, at once began moving
chroUEli tho rifts.
The river and bay this morning showed
a procession of outward and Inward bound
vessels. A score of the vessels arriving
came In from foreign ports. Custom offi
cials, custom brokers and steamBhlp
agents aro having one of the busiest days
of their lives today. Pilots and masters
of various craft were compelled to eierJ
else the greatest care in navigating, the
steamships followed so closely lit1 each
other's wake,
LOCAL FIRE RECORD
F. M. I.O(j.
11:11-1831 E. Cumberland St.; rnldenea
at John Aull .Trifling
13:22-305 Arch St.; E. Brutuktr &
San .Unknown
T. 44 014 W. Cumberland it i Itobinsoa
& Crawford, grocery .Trifling
Chinese Medallion Gar
niture. Old and Modern Shef
field Plate English,
Dutch and French Silver
Fine China.
A.Schmidt&Son
Invar ttr-EttuWthti lift
Appropriate
Wedding and Holiday Gifts
16th and Walnut Sts., Phiia. .
New York City Bar Harbor, lyte.
Newport, R. I. MagnoUa, Mass,
fPi- - i.i
TroBsere
Specialty
lH8WdnufStreet
SALVATION ARMY LASSIES
COLLECTING FOR POOR
Seek Contributions to Buy Christmas
Dinners lor Unfortunate.
Another evidence of tho npproach of
Christmas was seen on the streets of
Philadelphia today. On many corners In
the centrnl part of the city Salvation
Army Bisters appeared with kettles to
collect funds, to bo used In providing
Christmas dinners for the deserving poor.
Colonel Richard Holz, In charge of tho
Atlantic Coa3t Province, personally di
rects tho distribution of the supplies.
Colonel Holz has called attention to the
need for such contributions to assure one
good meal and some sunshine In the
homes of the unfortunates, and those
who desire can send their gifts direct to
him. Ills headquarters are In the Colo
nial Trust Building, 13th and Market
streets.
Tho official declares there Is much more
needed than last year, when 1000 baskets,
containing dinners for 000 persons, were
distributed. The organization also pro
vides other useful supplies during the
month of December that brighten the
Christmas season for hundreds of chil
dren. BARRACKS TOO SMALL
Major Darnett Would Improve Ma
rine Quarters and Enlargo Corps.
An appropriation to Increase the capac
ity of the marine corps barracks at
League Island, the appointment of Naval
Academy giaduatcs as marine officers, an
Increase In the personnel of the corps by
SiM oflicers nnd men, including two bri
gadier generals, and the assignment of
detachments of marines to small war
ships are the chief recommendations In
the, annual report of Major General
George Harnett, commandant of the ma
rine corps nt League Island.
In his report Major Harnett says:
"The results already obtained make me
sure no better Investment could be made
by the Government than by Increasing
the Philadelphia plant, so that it could
be made to furnish practically everything
needed for the marine corps and a great
deal that la needed for the navy."
STOCK DAMAGED BY FIBE
Building at 305 Arch Street Occu-
pied by Dress Manufacturers.
Fire of unknown origin In a building
nt 305 Arch Btreet, occupied by Seltzer.
Miller & Seltzer, manufacturers of
women's dresses, did considerable damage
to the stock today. The owners have not
estimated their loss,
Tho stock of Brubaker & Sons, on the
second floor of the building, also was
damaged by water. Employes of the place
will be out of employment temporarily
while the firm seeks other business quar
ters. A policeman discovered the blaze.
The Important Thing
In Buying Diamonds
Is to have absolute confidence in
the merchant who sells them, We
have built up our large business
in this line by maintaining a
uniformly fine quality. J3iring
auruitu, jor v.asii uitcvi uuui ' ttl '
enables us to sell at prices as low asjscbjj
sistent with good, quality. We make our
own mountings, and invite a comparison of
styles and prices.
Our new catalogue, with over
22,000 photographic illustrations,
shows all that is new and desirable in
Djarnpnds, Watches, Jewelry and Silver
ware. May we send you a eeay? You
will find it valuable and interesting,
S.KIND & SONS
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1IJO CHBSTtfUT STREET '
CtemtT Hour: Sue o' 'Clock, UnW Ckrikm
ENGINEERS DISCUSS NEED OF
MANUFACTURING STATISTICS
B, C. Hesse Says Idustries Suffer for
Lack of System.
Manufacturers In this country are losing
busines owing to the lack of a uniform
system of statistics of manufactured
articles, according to Bernard C. Hesse,
of Now Tork, n chemical engineer Mr.
Hesse addressed tho meeting of the Amer
ican Institute of Chemical Engineers to
day nt their morning session .at Franklin
Institute.
In his address on the "Need o( Up-to-Date
Manufacturing Statistics" the speak'
pr said that this country was far behind
Germany In this respect.
"uefmany," lie said, "has a uniform
system of statistics of goods manufac
tured, Imported nnd exported; and manu
facturers hftvo no difficulty In finding out
tho costs, salo and other details of their
particular linos of business. In this coun
try chemical manufacturers depend for
their statistics on the tariff laws, Burenu
of Census, trade Journals and tho De
partment of Commerce, and often the
chemical products are listed under differ
ent classifications."
He urged tho Institute to Invite the co
operation of chemists, manufacturers,
trade journals and all bodies Interested
In the advancement of chemical manti
factuilng In nn effort to get the Govern
ment to establish a uniform statistical bu
reau to assist manufacturers In learning
where there Is a market for their products
and other details without difficulty.
lohn V N. Dorr, a metallurgist of New
York, read a paper on "Hydrometallur
clcal Apparatus and Its Use In Chemical
Engineering," nnd a paper by B. II.
French nnd James It. Wlthrow on "The
Hardwood Distillation Industry" was also
read.
At the business meeting which preceded
the reading of the papers, the members of
tho Institute decided on San Francisco
for tholr next meeting place. This meet
ing will be hold the first or second week
of Roptomber, 191C.
This afternoon tho members visited the
Commercial Museum and tho laboratories
of the University of Pennsylvania. The
Besslon tonight will be held .at Franklin
Institute.
PENN STUDENTS OPPOSE
NEW "CRIBBING" PENALTY
Circulate Petition to Eesclnd Ruling
of Honor Committee.
A petition to rescind the ruling of the
Honor Committee at the University of
Pennsylvania requiring a student bus
pected of "cribbing" to drop the course
or resign from the University is being
circulated. Already 120 names have been
obtained.
Harold Van Busklrk, chairman of the
committee, said today he had not seen
tho petition. If It Is presented at the
meeting of the committee to be held Mon
day, he said, action would be taken on It.
Tho honor eystcm at tho University 1b
enforced by the student body. Under It,
a man found guilty of stealing from tho
work of another Is dl3honorabIydlsm!saed
from the University. J
Recently nn order waimade providing
that even when a student's work was
suspected or when circumstantial evidence
Indicated he had been "cribbing" he would
be asked to resign. If ho failed to do so
he was to be prevented from continuing
the course In which tho "cribbing" was
thought to have occurred.
UNIVERSITY NOTES
Sunday eeninr. Decembor 13, will be ob
served in more than 00 churches In this city
an Unlvemlty of FennayUanla Night. On that
night a part of tho aervlcea will bo alien over
to atudenta uho will enlighten the congrega
tions on ntudent Ideala in general and Penn
oylan!a Ideals In particular.
0er 100 atudenta have already volunteered
to carry on this work. Tho church?! at which
the men will talk Include Baptlet. United
Presbyterian and Episcopal. In the Episcopal
churchen a apecl&l dispensation waa required
to allow laymen to apeak.
Home of the atudenta who will turn their
talents to the pulpit hae won famo on tho
gridiron, track and aa members of crewr
Among these are "Jimmy" Patterson, the
famous sprinter; "Dick" Wallac, captain of
tha baseball team. "Art" and "Dlck'f Little
ton, brothers, who row on tho aralty crew;
Eatle Humphreys, of tho track team; Ed
Sewcll, the pole vaulter: deorge Tepper, tha
big linesman on the eleven, and Gordon Hard
nick, ot the basketball team.
Tn response to the solcltatlon of Dr. Arthut
Shlpley. ot Christ College, Cambridge, asking
for aid for tho Belgian refugees, a contribu
tion of 34DQ has been raised by the atudenta.
The campaign does not close until thru eve
ning and this aum. It Is expected, will be
swelled by eleventh-hour contributors.
William H. Hutt, treasurer ot tha University,
haa announced the receipt of a bequest of
$S000 from the estate of the late Admiral
Melv'Ue. Thla aum la to be used for tho pur
chase of tools and equipment for the Mechanl,
cal Engineering Department. Admiral Mel
ville naa Intimately acquainted with tha late
Dr. Samue Bpangler. who was head of th
Engineering Department.
Fifty per cent, of the men in the freshman
class have defective eyes. This fact waa
brought out In an examination by Dr. W.
Campbell Posey, of the Department of Physi
cal Education. Of 1004 men examined StT bad
defective eyea and BIT had perfect eyes.
Mrs. Wlatar Morris, of Green Hill, Over
brook, will entertain tho Chinese students of
tho University tomorrow at dinner, obert w.
Galley will be the guest of honor. Mr. Oaller
la a graduate of Princeton University, where
he was a famous athlete. Ha la now tha head
it the Y. M. C. A. In Pekln. China.
HELD AS CHECK SWINDLER
Archibald C. Robertson, Jr., 1S27 Mifflin
street, today In tho Central police court
was held under &00 ball for court on the
charge of passing worthless checks and
obtaining money under false pretenses.
The accused man was arrested yesterday
by Detective Hodge. The detective tes
tified against him today, and said Rob
ertson passed eight worthless checks
which netted him $300,
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POLICE RAID "COKE?
PLANT AND OBTAIN
QUANTITY OF DRUG
Five Men "Arrested in Wood
Street House After Show
of Revolvers Prisoners
Held in Bail.
A complete plant for the manufacture
of cocaine, weighing machines and books
containing mysterious cipher entries, was
raided late last night when the police
of the '10th and Buttonwood streets sta
tion desconded on a room In the rear of
910 Wood street. Five men were arrested.
When the prisoners were arraigned to
day before Magistrate Tates, In the 10th
nnd Buttonwood streets station, Special
I'cllcemen Weckcsser, Haines and frollce
rian Quinn brought foith the exhibit
found In the room.
Among the thVigs produced In evidence
were several weighing scales, cocaine pre
pared for distribution among Tenderloin
derelicts and books containing many
words written In such a way that out
siders could not understand the meaning.
The belief Is that the entries In the books
show the profits and salo of cocaine pre
pared tn the room which was raided.
The raid was made after Special Police
men Haines nnd Weckesaer had trailed
occupants of the house.
The policemen drew their revolver
when they entered the room. The men.
arrested gate their names as Horace Nor
ton, 3t years old, of Jth and Race streets;
Louis Ransdell, 32 years old, 1011 Mt.
Vernon stroetf Patrick Kelley, 28 year
old, ot 1130 Spring Garden street, and
Samuel Young, SO years old, ot Jth and
Race streets.
The prisoners were held Jn 500 ball
for a further hearing until December II.
According to the pollcomen, the selling
of cocaine In tho Tenderloin has been done
by placing the powder In cigarettes, which
later were sold through Chinatown "lobby-
gows" In restaurants In the lodging house
section.
W. U. HENSEL LEAVES
JEFFERSON HOSPITAL
Ex-Attorney General Becovcred
From Illness Which Lasted G Weeka
Ex-Attorney General "W. U, House! to
day left the Jefferson Hospital, where he
had bum a patient for six weeks, and re
turned to his homo at Lancaster, Pa
He professed great Interest In the politi
cal situation.
"I have not been In touch with politics
since my stay In the hospital," he said,
"and kndw practically nothing of what Is
going on. I have heard no political ru
mors except that Judge Orlady has lecn
boomed for the Attorney Generalship.'
Mr. Hensel seemed to be In good health.
FINANCE AND THE WAR
Dr. David Starr Jordan to Speak on
Subject Tonight.
"American Commerce and Finance In
the European War" will be the subject
of an address by Dr. David Starr Jordan,
president ot the Leland-Stanford Univer
sity, at the First Unitarian Church, 213
Chestnut street, tonight.
Mr. Jordan will be present as a repre
sentative of the World Peace Foundation.
The lecture will be delivered under the
auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber ot
Commerce.
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