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Civil Service Commission
Only Branch Taking
Cognizance of Stale Labor
Department Regulation.
The Civil Service Commission took steps
today to comply with a State Inw re
quit-Ins that In every room where women
are employed the names of the women
nil their hours for work bo posted tn a
conspicuous place.
Tho action puts the commission. In a
unique position compared with other de
partmental oulces In City Hall. On n.
conspicuously posted blank form, fur
nished (ty the l'onnnytvanla Department
of Labor nnd Industry, the names of the
14 -women employes of the commission
"It's a. Btate law." say the Commission
ers, who disavow any responsibility for
lack of Kb observance In any of the, other
oinccs In City Hall where women are cm-
P Inquiry at the oflloes of tho Civil Service
Commission showed that PM women were
worklns In municipal departments. Fur
ther Inquiry In some other offices failed
to show any posting of tho names and
hours of toll of tho feminine workers.
Not More Than 930,000 Needed, It
Is Believed.
Guarantee certificate, for funda to con
duct tho revival of "Billy" Sunday In this
Hy during January, February and March
ems being received at the headquarters
of the Campaign Commlttco In the Stock
Exchange Building. Officials have Issued
a statement regarding the funds being
Insured, so that every person interested
nnd desirous of helping to mako up the
ruarantec, may know exactly tho course
of procedure.
While the guarantee Is to be for JKftOOO,
It Is estimated that not more than one
fifth of this sum will be needed for the
expenses. Including the cost of erecting
tho tabernacle and other annex buildings,
and for paying what rentals may bo re
quired. The plan is to have the fund
guaranteed by as many persons as
possible In order1 that thousands who are
Interested may say that they had a share
In Insuring the fund.
As soon ns the campaign opens." said
Joseph 51. Fteole, chairman of tho Cam
paign Committee, "the money received In
collections will be devoted to the expenses
"Incurred In preparing for tho revlvul and
conducting It.
"Just ns soon as collections have
amounted to a sufficient sum to take care
of the expenses, there will be no col
lecting in the tabernacle until the last
day, unless tlicro should be some special
offerings received for benevolent causes
that have the approval of Mr. Sunday and
the committee.
"The last Oay's collection will go to Mr
Sunday. He works through tho cam
paign, with his party, until the end ar
rives, nnd then the public makes volun
tary contributions for him,"
TV. It. Nicholson, chairman of the
Finance Committee, today Issued a stata-
mnt.!n which he.Advleed that the amount
needed forlho expenses had been more
"than covered by the underwriting pledges
already received. However! he atatei,
that In order thnt the manv others who
desire to take part In the guarantee of
the expenses, may have such an oppor
tunity, the committee, will continue to
receive voluntary pledges
"In making this statement," Mr. Nichol
son says, "the Finance Committee desires
it to be clearly understood that the cam
paign expenses for which the underwrit
ing pledges have been made Include tho
cost of the tabernacle for the meetings,
the expenses incident to organizing and
conducting work of this magnitude such
as maintaining an office with neceraary
secretaries nnd clerks, printing, posting,
etp , and care for Jhe evangelist nnd his
assistants while In Philadelphia."
He also calls attention to the fact that
Jt Is not anticipated that any of the
underwriters will be called upon to meet
any of the pledges, as It Is anticipated
that the collections In the tabernacle dur
ing a few meetings will "wipe out all the
1B0O Children Bo Far Hayo Helped
to Make Merry Christmas for Poor,
Fifteen hundred children have respond
ed In less than a week to Banta'a appeal
to fill up his storehouse at COS Chestnut
street, so that tho poor children of Phil,
adelphla who have no prospects of a
merry Christmas will receive a beautiful
surprise on Christmas morning.
When the Kris Kringle Lady who Is in
charge of the Pbbuo Ledoeu Santa Claus
Club sent out her appeal she half ex
pected that only those kiddles would
heed It who had mora toys than they
knew what to do with. But she was mis
taken. Many children have given out of
their bounty, but Just aa many havo
made real sacrifices to part with their
little toys, as the number of fuzzy little
doggies and dollies, all of which bear the
earmarks of much fondling, testify.
Testerday a box containing an , assort
ment of 200 beautiful toys was received
from a little Invalid girl. Dorothy
Parker. Dorothy cannot walk and has
not the full use of her hands, and yet
he made many pf the Uttlo gifts and
peeked the 'box herself.
The Storehouse will be kept open
jintll lata. Chrl)ms re and on Christ
mas morning Santa has planned to send
the Pusua liEDaiK and Evening
EiBBOBn automobiles to the houses of as
many poor litis boys and girls of Fhlla
'drtphlfc as the more fortunate klddiea
oC the city have provided for.
apias oet vAaaziT in thoubld
Ktapa's Wheel-barrow Disqualified
by the Police.
The family of Josiph Kiapa. 3l King
ston street, consists of a htiprul wife
and six children Ktapa, ajso has pigs.
The pigs got him lata trouble today
Wapa'went out this morning to gather
breakfast for hi pi. He ordered hU
sfUtt to trundle th wheelbarrow whU
b skirmished through alleys dumping
the contents of cans Into the barrow.
T Jwjrrow. Kiap bad a warned
Maw times by the polite, was not ui
tfjic4tlQa set by unfi for ve
hmn uged for suh purposes,
' When Kiapa was arrested by Ptfts.
bjmi Prisad, of tb Belgrade and flear
flW streets staUoa. Kla&& tiliwnofauufy
poUJ toward bto v,U a, laMtM
sfc waa piMvhlag the barrow.
Frtwd arttated both than. 1)I. Klspa
-waa seat bofate to her children aarfpixs
aaa Viapa to' ifce uuty prison became
ba ld hkh p a tU of HM,
TruKW fdrlJforrUtowti Snanlui
HARBlSBimii J-' 11 vruor
Vemmr Udj, ajJbiateA Clayton tfrel.
of SsniuHft, t (ntst fcr the iy'urt
Applications HoXionger Received nt
the Headquarters,
riana for giving Immediate aid to the
poor and unemployed of Phlladelphlo
havo been completed by the Emergency
Aid Committee. Beginning this morning
thero will be SO stntlnn instead dt One
where destitutes may apply for assist
ance. Applications for aid will no longer bo
received at the headquarters of the Home
Itellef Department In the Lincoln Build
ing1. Tho substations havo been scattered
throughout the city and the needy mny
apply to the nearest station. Officials of
these cd-operatlvo organisations will send
applications with references to the Homo
Itellef Board and Immediate Attention will
be given them. This li expected to pre
vent tho giving of money to professional
Applicants In future, beginning today,
must present their references at tho fol
lowing places:
Union Benevolent Association, 716 Spruce,
slrret. ,
United Hebrew Charities, 518 North 4th
street. r
. Home Missionary Society, 633 Arch
City Mission, 223 South 3d street.
German Society, Spring Garden and
Marshall streets.
St. Vincent do Paul's Society. In con
nection with nil Catholic churches.
Society for Organizing Charity, 419
South 15th street, vhlch can be reached
moto casly by gotng to the district of
fices nt 530 Wharton street, 1510 Lombard
ntreet, 1532 Brandywlne street, 2316 North
Howard street. Hunting Park avenuo nnd
Clarissa street, 1232 South 47th street, 338
South Lawrence Btrcet, 419 South 15th
street, 1439 North Marshall street, 1514
t'nlty street, 52 West Cheltcn avenue, 4018
Powelton avenue nnd 1716 South 22d street.
Money from two States was received
nt the Belgian Belief Commlttco pf the
Emergency Aid today, while J number
of packing cases nnd barrels "of cloth
ing wcro also shipped Into the basement
of the Lincoln Building.
Tho cash contributions were: Twenty
three dollars from Elizabeth A. Roberts.
treasurer of the Central Committee of
Moorestown, N. J.; 10 from the kitchen
of the Moravian Seminary, Bethlehem,
and S1.S0 from Miss Vera Caldwell, secre
tary of a relief commttteo In Clear
field, Pa.
One barrel of knitted goods of all de
scriptions was received from tho pupils
of the public schools of South Phlllps
burg, Pn every bit of the contents of
tho barrel being tho work of tho chil
dren. Tho barrel was 'accompanied by
n letter frdm Miss Ella VM. AVnril. who
stated that the majority of the children
had never attempted any knitting until
the present shipment wns begun,
A case of new clothing, with no donor
mentioned, was sent to the headquarters
to be forwarded to the Belgian Belief
Committee at Dlnnrd. Belgium.
Two bundles of clothing were received
for the French relief work and two for
the German nt 1423 Walnut street, while
cash contributions of S3 50 for German
and Austrian relief work were also
mailed In,
Danger of Its Spread to Pennsyl
vania, Scientist Says.
Tho gypsy moth, nn Insect pest that
defoliates trees and does damage to the
extent of millions of dollars, has been
discovered In New Jersey, according to
State Entomologist Headlee. There la
danger that It may be brought Into Penn
sylvania. Dr, Henry Skinner, of the Academy of
Natural Sciences, said there always Is
danger of the gypsy moth being carried
from one region to another by automo
biles, freight and transported nursery
stock. To Doctor Skinner's knowledge
nothing la being done in Pennsylvania to
search for this pest.
The gypsy moth's caterpillar eats the
leavos of trees ao that these die after a
few years. Doctor Skinner said. In parts
of Massachusetts the pests have laid bare
sections covering more than 150 square
miles. According to Doctor Skinner, the
Government and the State hae spent
more than 310,000,000 to rid Massachusetts
of the moth.
The discovery of the gypsy moth In
New Jersey was the cause of much dls
tusslon and alarm at the meeting of the
New Jersey State Board of Agriculture
in New Brunswick yesterday.
The catching of a male gypsy moth fly
ing about an electric light led to a search
that revealed a considerable number of
egg masses," Doctor Headlee said. Ex
pert moth scouts from the Federal De
partment of Agriculture were summoned
and now are co-operating with the Stato
entomologist In his endeavor to cover
every square Inch of suspected territory,
Btate and Government officials have ex
passed a determination to etamp out the
Infection. An appropriation of I100O more
than usually is appropriated for insect
control has been asked by tho executive)
committee to tight the gypsy moth.
Drexel Diddle Entertainers Will Ap
pear for Bed Cross,
The American Red Cross will be the
beneficiary of the annual minstrel show
of the entertainers of the Drexel Diddle
Bible classes to be given In Apollo Hall,
1T2 North Broad street, tonight.
Members of the organization have been
devoting much time preparing for the
bow, and It promises to be one of the
most unique and enjoyable they have
ever given.
H. Frederick Wilson, managing direc
tor of the Middle Atlantic States, will
be the Interlocutor, and the soloists and
circle will consist of 40 young men and
women from classes in all part Vt
Fhjlajelphja apd Camden, .
Man Wanted for More Than a Month
on Bobbery Charge,
Washington Thlstlewood, sought by the
police for more than a month, was held
today In tfeOQ ball accused of house
breaking. '
Thlstlewood was caught In a bouse at
304 Barp street last night by Special Po
licemen Beblnson, Whalen and K)
Two other men also wanted by the pollee
escaped through a rear window
Ttj men. tt Is alleged, broke Into the
resldtnce of Mrs. Jennie Simon, StBO South
ith street, last week, and stole jewelry
valued at ?100. The pollee say they re
covered some of the Jewelry from Tblstle
wood. First Snow at National Capital
WASHINGTON. . U-TM national
capital today waa vWi by tlu $rst
saw of tha iUUB. It started at :M
Vetoeb; and far MV41 boj the Sake
fell rapidly. Tsey Mon tn4. however,
making the stseai disagreeable to
Mmjtr Da JOans
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Recent initiates into the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity pf the Medico
Chirurgical College appeared on the streets yesterday in original
costumes to sell the latest extras. This pair dispensed the Evening
Ledger in front of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel.
Meltzer Gets Damages for Attack on
Him in Broad Street Station.
Charles Meltzer, dramatic and musical
critic of New York, who stotod trial In
this city on n groundless charge of as
sault and battery made against him by
employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
was given a $300 verdict In his $30,000 suit
against tho Pennsylvania Railroad by a
Jury yesterday In Judge Rudkln's Court
In New York city.
Jleltrer charged thnt he was assaulted
In Broad Street Station Cn February 23,
1911, by the men who made the charge
against him after he had returned from
a drees rehearsal of "Natoma." After
the performance ha had supper with
Victor Herbert, the composer of the
opera, and was In a hurry to catch his
train. The gnteman refused to punch his
ticket because a portion of It had been
lopped off by the conductor on the trip
to this city.
The gateman said Meltzer struck him
In the mouth, but the railroad employe
was a man weighing 200 pounds and tho
fight did not progress very far. Tho
critic denied having gtruck the gnteman.
but admitted calling him a "swine."
Meltzer then tried to go through tho
gate marked "exit" and was set upon,
he 'soys, by a special policeman, and
three ushers. He wns indicted on a
charge of assault and battery, but ac
quitted In this city.
Philadelphia Electric Company Nego
tiating for Space Underground.
Negotlatlqns are under way to lease all
surplus conduit space from the Keystone
Telephone Company by the Philadelphia
Electric Company. Officials of the com
panies concerned say they are not at lib
erty to discuss the matter, but Intimate
the proposition will be closed satisfac
torily to both parties
It such a deal Is consummated, It Is Inti
mated the Philadelphia Electric Com
pany will pay 'a rental for use of 'he
Keystone ducts. The Philadelphia Elec
trio Company wants these ducts, It la
said, to run Its overhead wires In before
the new municipal lighting contract with
i'he eft J on the' basl'sTf a reduced charge
per lamp nas Deen negotiated. All pos
sible speed will be used tn transferring
the wires from overhead to the ducts, If
the deal Is consummated.
About $1,000,000 has been Invested by tho
Keystone Company In Its conduit system,
comprising upward of 11,000,000 feet of
duot space.
Emergency Aid Committee in Charge
of Art Auction.
An Informal tea, at which 230 or more
art lovers are expected to be present,
has been arranged for this afternoon at
the Art Club to exhibit the collection
of paintings, drawings, sculpture and
decorative objects of the Allied Arts Fund
of the Emergency Aid Committee.
Bids on various pictures In the col
lection already have totaled about $2000,
but they are expected to exceed this
amount next Wednesday, when a publio
auction will be held in the Art Club.
John Frederick: Lewis, president of the
PennsylvaniaAcademy of the Flna Arts,
Will be theauctioneer. The fund Is for
the destitute families of artists in the
war zone.
A patient In the German Hospital, who
was taken there last Friday suffering
from a paralytic stroke, afte a collapse
on the street, regained consciousness
early this morning a& gave bis nam as
Samuel Weston, Jt years old, of J47S
Salmon street.
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Ex-Qovernor Hanley's "Flying
Squadron" Wars on John Barleycorn.
The advance group of ex-Goernor
Hnnly's "flying squadron" ngalnst John
Barleycorn arrived In Philadelphia todny,
and will Are tho first guns of the three
days' campaign this afternoon In Scot
tish Itlte Hal), Broad and Itaco streets.
A committee of temnerance norkers m
tho lsltors In Broad Street Station and
accompanied them to the Adelphla Hotel,
where campaign headquarters will be
estaDllshed for tho stay In this city.
Director Porter Is chairman of the
first meeting, and the speakers Include
Dr. Charles M. Sheldon. Dr Wilbur F.
Sherldnn and Daniel A. Poling Trank
lln Spencer Ddmlnds will preside at the
meeting nt 8 o'clock tonight In Scottish
Itlte Hall, and Daniel M. Poling will be
the speakor at another evening meeting
to be held In St. Paul's Reformed Epis
copal Church, Broad and Venango
Tho second group, which Includes Clin
ton N. Howard. Mrs. Ella A, Boole and
Eugene W Chafln, will arrive tomorrow,
and ex-Governor Hanly and other mem
bers of the third group will bo here for
meetings on Sunday. Governor Hanly
will speak In the West Branch Young
Mon's Christian Association Sunday after
noon and In Westminster Hall In the
Flags of Dentnl Hall rtt .Half-mast
for Eriedrich Solbrig.
Flags on Dental Hall, University of
Pennsylvania, are flying nt half-mast to
day for Frledrlch Solbrlg, member of the
class of 'H. of the Dental School, who
was killed while lighting under tho Ger
man flag In Europe. News of tho stu
dent's death was received by J. A. Rel
mold, secretary of the Dental School, In
n letter from Solbrlg's mother.
Solbrlg Is the first Penn man known
to have been killed In the war. He was
once wounded In the hand, but after
spending 10 dajs In a field hospital re.
turned to the front He was killed In
the battle before Rhelms. His regiment
was one of the first on the firing line.
Solbrlg and his brother-fought side by
Solbrlg was a graduate of Leipzig Uni
versity, and he entered the University
of Pennsylvania In the fourth year.
When he graduated last June he returned
to Europe with his mother. He was a
member of the Cosmopolitan and Euro
pean Clubs,
Civic Association Attributes Xt to
"Pull-together" Spirit.
"Pull-together" spirit on the part of tha
residents of Wynnewood, Pa., la men'
tloned in tha recent report of tha "VVynne
wooM Clvio Association as the causa of
the rapid growth of that community,
which haa developed practically from
farmland to one of the show places of
suburban Philadelphia In five years. The
association report says the roads and ave
nues pre almost "white ways," due to tho
additional lighting service, and commends
the fire and police protection and the co
operation of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
Archbishop Frendergast baa announced
the following clerical transfers to take
place at once:
The Itev. William J. Casey from Our
Lady of Victory to the Ascension; the
Her. Thomas McLoughlln from St.
Michael's, Chester, to Holy Infancy,
South Bethlehem; the Iter. Thomas Horan
from the Holy Infancy, South Bethlehem,
to St. Michael's, Chester; the Bev. John
J. Donovan from St. Joseph's, Glrardvtlle,
to St. Leo's, Tacony; tbe Itev. John J.
McMenamJn from. St, Leo's to St Thomas
Aquinas', and the Rev, John F. X. Walsh
from the Transfiguration to St. Veronica's.
English Sterling Adams
Old and Modern Shef.
field Plate English,
Dutch and "French Silver
Fine China,
iwyeflWi.. JfataMfaUd lit
W4J(lm jMHHay Qift
18th aid Walnut St- Pbila.
N V(t Hy Bar Harbor, Ma.
wwrt. R. t UaaMlia, Mass.
for Increased Rates
Disproved by Figures of
Annual Reports of Com
pany. y
Profits of the Philadelphia nnd Camden
Kerry Company, which recently opposed
reduction In the rnto of faro nnd Instead
Increased the toll for some classes of
vehicles, have been higher for tho last 10
jcara than in any decade since 1821, when
tho company was organized.
Tho railroad companies, which recently
hae announced Increased commutation
rates, brought forth the excuso that low
earnings necessitated the Increase. This
Is shown not to bo true In tho case of
tho ferry company, which Is controlled
by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
E. J. Fell, Jr., chief statistician of the
Pennsylvania Itallroad, testifying yester
day beforo tho Publio Serlvce Commission,
sold low earnings were responsible for
rate Increases. Ho added that the earn
ings In 1914 were lower than In any year
for It jenrs.
Operations and tho vast profits of the
Philadelphia nnd Camden Ferry Com
pany, It became known today, wore out
lined In a report of a special committee
last October. That report wns submitted
to tho board of directors of the company.
Tho Increase In ferry toll rates, which
affects slght-Bccliig automobiles, motor
Odes and tnllyhos, went Into effect on
November 17. Sight-seeing automobiles,
which formcrlv were charged SO cents,
now are charged $1; motoraycles have
been raised from 3 cents to 5 cents; mo
tor tricycles, from 10 cents to 20 cents,
while a tallyho, which formerly was taxed
23 conts, now In charged CO cents.
Samuel Rca, president of tha Philadel
phia nnd Cnmden Ferry CompVny, last
July protested against the reduction In
the rate on the Camden ferryboats.
Mr. Rca at that time pleaded for pro
tection for the stockholders against fu
ture loss. He mentioned the possibility
of a tube being constructed under tho
Delawire River to Camden. Mr. Rea said
this would cut oft the earnings of the
Tho Inquiry Into the business methods
of the Philadelphia nnd Camden Terry
Company wns undertaken after stock
holders had raised a question regarding
certain contracts, leases and other ar
rangements of that corporation.
The report oftho special committee re
lating to tho Philadelphia and Camden
Ferry Compnny, It was learned, shows
a continued Increase In the earnings of
that concern. It wns during the year of
1010 jthat an unusual dividend wai paid
to tne stockholders out of the vast earn
ings. In thnt year stockholders received
a alviaend of 12 per cent. In addition to
an extra dividend of 3TV4 per cent, pay
able In stock The dividends for 1913
amounted to 17 per cent.
The special committee who conducted
the lnquliy wns composed of Henry C,
Whltlock, J W Cooper, Frank L. Starr,
T. P. Qreeu and George Wood. One of
tho members of the committee today
"We found the Philadelphia nnd Cam
den Ferry Company In good shape finan
cially. Their profits for years back have
been splendid "
"Would It be possible to reduce -the
present ferry rate without Injuring the
Interests of th stockholders?"
"Thnt is a matter for the company to
decide," answered tho man who served
on the investigating committee.
Tho report, according to the investi
gators, shows thnt the appraised value
of nine ferryboats on Janunry 1, 1911,
was about 20 per cent. In excess of the
value at which they aje carried on the
dooks or mat company after deducting
the depreciation reserve.
For ten years the ferryboats of the
Philadelphia nnd Camden Ferry Com
pany carried 130,630.450 persons, for which
the revenue amounted to $3,61S,SSJ.OI.
Touching upon salaries of Joint officers
and employes of the company, the com
mittee found that tho running expenses
were not very high. Many officers of the
Philadelphia and Camden Fcr.ry Com
pany are also officers and employes of
either the Pennsylvania Railroad or West
Jersey and Seashore Railroad Companies.
The committee found that of the 43
officers of ths ferry company who are
also employed by the Pennsylvania and
West Jersey and Seashore Railroads, a
proportionate .part or tne salaries oC only
five are charged against ths ferry com
pany, it receiving the services and ad
vice of the remaining Joint officers free.
The five officers and the amount of their
salaries, together with the salaries of.
For Christmas
Our Clock Department offers a complete variety of foreign
and domestic hall, mantel, automqbile, traveling and alarm
clocks. AH are guaranteed, and only such makes and grades are
sold as we can recommend.
When a clock is purchased hers, we first adjust it very care
fully and then send a clock expert to install it properly in the
room or hall where it is to be placed, ThU man is always ready to make argr
adjustments that may be found necessary, even after the clock rjas been installed,
We arc not content merely with the sale, but want to feel surjaili that the cfecJc
gives satisfactory service.
JJaJl Stocks ,...$65.00 to
Mantel CUks . . , 4.50 t
A cefly sf our catalogue, which contains aecwate de$criftfeM a4 prk cf
tbe awst Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry and SSaifware, is ywtrs for the akjb&
On Mmr: SSm Ml, Vm Ckmtfm ,
clerks per month performing a. Joint ser
vice are as follows!
President, JU6j treasurer, $78; comp
troller, 116.67; auditor for passenger traf
fic, $3 99; superintendent, 90; clerical and
accounting forces and blher emplojcs
performing Joint ee,rvlce, $342,73.
Dividends paid during tho last 10 years,
the percentage earned on capital stock
during these years and the yearly aver
ago for the1 period aro as follows:
rl3. Earned,
P.O. P.O.
It 20
13 22
IT 24
IT 22
12 12
loot .
lftOH ,
1WT ,
inos , ,,,,..,,.
1010 ..
(In 1010 nn extra dividend or 31 Y, per cent.,
piunbl In etock was pild out.)
1011 15 1R
1IH2 ,.,,, , in in
ion ,.,., IT 10
According to the committee, the com
pany has placed Itself In the position of
being able to defend Itself against the
loss of business or emergencies.
Tha committee also Inquired Into the
company's Investments and surplus. They
found that on June 10, 1914, $310,000 was
Invested In first mortgage guaranteed 4
per cent, gold bonds of the New York
liny Railroad Company, which company
owns a railroad and valuable freight ter
minals fronting New York Ray, The
principal and Interest of these bonds are
guaranteed by tho Pennsylvania Rail
road. The surplus not required for oper
ations or for Improvements, tho commit
tee found. Is safely Invested nnd Is re
ceiving fair rates of Interest
Purchase Biflcs ns Souvenirs nnd
Haiti's Comic Opera War Ceases.
Souvenirs brought homo by sailors an
the battleship Kansas tell a story of
American Intervention. Tho btuejnckets
suppressed a revolution In Haiti, nnd It
all happened when a Jackie believed one
of tho revolutionists' rifles, made In 1S75
and used by the Legallstas to settle their
dlffetcnccs with the Pandlstas, would be
a suitable memento of a tropical cruise.
Tho sailor bought tho weapon for a
trifling sum. The revolutionists needed
money. It seemed. They had been "fight
ing" for several days. Nobody had been
killed, but all were hungry.
Before night news of tho American's
purchaso had spread through the revo
lutionists' ranks. Americana wanted sou
venirs. Tho Legallstas wanted food. Ac
cordingly, they sent a representative to
the Kansas. A bargain sale was ar
ranged and the revolution ended. It Is
said that there wns not a Legallsta In
Haiti who owned a gun that night.
First Bgiment Officers Won't Dis
cuss Adams' Cnso.
Officers of the 1st Regiment. National
Guard of Pennsylvania, declined today to
discuss the dismissal from the service of
Captain Edward J. Adams, former com
mander of Company B. Adams was re
lleed of his command some months ngo,
before tha last encampment, following
charges of shortages In his 'accounts, but
had retained his commission until the
Issuance of a general order from National
Guard headquarters jestcrday dismissing
So far Adams has had no official notifi
cation of his dismissal, he says. At his
home, D319 Addison street, he said he was
not guilty of the charges made against
him, but that the surety company set
tled the caso for $205. He declared he In
tends to seek a commission In the 6th
Regiment. Major Meehan, of tho 1st
Regiment, Raid the officers looked upon
the case as a "family affair" and did not
care to discuss It.
Military Dance Tonight
The 1st Battalion Cf the 1st Regl
mint. National Guard of Pennsylvania,
will glvo a dance tonight in honor of
Colonel Theodore WU-tlershelin. formerly
commander of the regiment The dance
will be held In the armory. Broad and
Callowhlll streets.; and will be preceded
by a military review.
Desk Sets
(Not the Ordinary Kind)
Gold Leather
Copper and Silver
Gold Bronze
Traveling: CJks , . . . $&W
Alarm Ctok - 1-00
... $1S.QQ te $25J
Inmates of Eastern Peniten
tiary Busy in Preparing
Gifts' for Dependent Ones
at Home.
The Christmas spirit, like a great big
enveloping cloud, a silvery, Unset cloud,
has descended upon the city and a. man
would have to bo vtry much of a cynic of
a "tightwad" to escape Its Influence. Even
the thick gray walls of tho Eastern Peni
tentiary have been penetrated by It; even
the supposedly atony hearts of the pris
oners havo not been able to resist It
Christmas in a prison Is at best a dull
drab sort of nffalr. Because of the princi
ples of democracy which prevail there
the men are not even allowed to have any
holiday goodies sent In to them and the
only presents they are permitted to re
ceive are prosaic utility ones, such as
handkerchiefs, neckties or stockings.
But, noverthless, for the last few weeks
they have been laboring energetically and
saving every penny that they could possi
bly scrape together In order to provide a
Christmas for the little kiddles whose
fathers nr Inmates of the Penitentiary.
Many of these youngsters, through ths
circumstances of hard luck, are rather
skeptical ns to the existence of the Jolly
old whlto-whlskered gentleman1 who Is
said to slldo down the red brick chimneys
when little girls and boys are tucked
under the covers on Christmas eve; but
If the men Imprisoned up at the Eastern
have anything to do with It, all of their
youthful Illusions concerning Santa and
his cnfjaclous bog aro to bo restored.
Already more than $200 has been raised
by the prisoners, the money being the
proceeds from the sale of various articles
made by the men.
Warden Robert McKenty, who Is a
friend to every man there, has been au
thorised to make the purchases and see
that they are shipped away In time to
reach tho children on Christmas morning
"Here, Mac; here's four bits; It's all X
got, but It ain't nothln' to me If It jnakes
some kid ha"ppy," , said a "yegg" who is
serving a long term for cracking a safe
up State.
This Is but one Instance of the way
they contribute, but It Is typical.
A c&ndy manufacturer who haa heard
of the sacrifice the prisoners are making,
regardless of whether they have any chil
dren themselves, was touched by their
spirit of generosity and has promised to
supplement it with a wagonload of candy
so that each child will recelvo a box of
sweets along with the 'other gifts.
' Got
Perhaps we saj- it 113
shouldn't, but the Truth' la
the. Truth, and both of us
are interested that YOLf
should know it!
So here it is!
We have run away from
the whole city this year in
the matter of Overcoat
styles, variety and values!
So, if you haven't bought
your Overcoat yet, see ours!
515, 5f8, $20 and upward!
Perry & Co. "n.b.t.
16th & Chestnut Sts, .

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