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EVEMNG LM1UJBK PHILADELPHIA". THTTB8DAY, DECEMBER 17, 1913?.
f PIERCE COLD WINDS FLIMSY WALLS; POOR AFRAID TO PROTEST (Tenement" Dwellers Suffer, While Sinks Are Frozen and Windows Lack Panes. The Law Flouted. Proof that Hie now Division of Hous ing and Sanitation created by the last Legislature end Ignored by Councils' Flnahce Committee was a necessity was found today through an Inspection of the tenement house district mado by the Phil adelphia Housing Commission. The homes of the tenement poor who ivlthln the last two da 9 Jiavo renewed their appeals to Councils to griMit nopro prlatlons for the new Division of Hous ing and Sanitation presented henrt-rend- Ing scenes. i Many of thj houses entered by Bcrnatu J NewmiMi, sojietary of the Philadelphia Housing Commission, showed Hint land lords had failed to correct certain lola tlona complained of more than a year ngo. In mam of the dilapidated old red brick tenements of the 10lli Ward, of which filato Senator McNlchoI Is lender, mothers as well ns little glrla are busy these ilajs covering up so-called windows with sheets of wrapping paper. The nlndowtl are broken. Landlords have dclajcd In lepolrhig them. In other Instances land lords and real estate agents are taking tholr time In putting In new window panes In placo of the shattered ones. AIRRAID TO COMPLAIN. When Inquiries were mado at dlffersnt houses as to how long tho present con ditions had existed, the occupants sim ply shrugged tholr shoulders. Others said they were afraid to make complaints. "Vhy me you afraid?" a giuy-halrcd umbrella mouder was nsl.ed Ho 'lives ItAllio heart of tho 10th Ward. 'I owe a part of last month's rent,' answered tho man In n choking voice. SIrw the ccld spell not In occupants of Philadelphia's dirty, unvcntllated, wln- aowlcas nnd kltcheiiless houses, which Archbishop Prendergast recently 1 of erred to as "plague spots," hao bigun to dig Into their hard-earned sa Ings. "Yes, It loo..s as If we must suffer for tho sins of tho property owners," said an Intelligent mother, who Is compelled to buy two buckets of coal daily to protect her children from the effects of tho wind rvhlcli penetrates through nn old sldo wall. The tenement poor do not buy their coal by tho ton They would" like to buy a ton at a time. They can't afford It. So the tenement poor go out dally and buy their coal at Home corner coal store. Buckets of coal theso clays are Belling at I cents Tliero la another grade of coal which scl's for less. Buying coat by tho bucket usually brings the prlco up to about $11 a ton, which can be bought on the market for half that amount. MA.VY SINKS FHOZE.V. Froien sinks nrn plentiful today. In the home of Sirs. Ailnlo Kim, on Spring street near 8th, there Is a sink In tho "kitchen" which hasn't furnished any water for three dais. Mrs. Kim has -two I children, Michael, o ycani old, nnd Cathe- Irlnc. 16 months old. Her husband, Harry, la woikln? at Jan..sonvllle, Fin. "I can't get am water from the sink I In my room," she said, "bocauso It Is froien." In the glnr- of ,1 lighted match It was I seen that a cake of Ice had formed out of ihe WAlei' which becamo clogged up when the cold weather sot in. "Wlieiro do jou get water for cooking purposes?" t'l have to go Into the courtyard next por, answered Mrs, Kim. In. Kim raid that she had complained IvpTal times to tho man who collects her flit, but that he simply told her that ier complaint was "on file." I Within the last two days many appeals for aid have been received by tho Society Bf organised Chaiitles. at 419 South loth Itreet. Many of the requests cams from ccupants of Philadelphia's tenements. Jany of the applicants were 111. They rp stricken "llvlns In houses with lamp walls. CROW'S POLITICAL FUTURE PLANNED BY PENROSE State Senator Assured ft Voles In Na tional Party Councils. State Senator William E. Crow, Re publican Stnte ehalrman, Is being groomed bj Senator Penrose to become 0 national leader In the Republican partr, accoidlng to Republican Stale leaders. I" will take pait 111 all Important con ferences at which the Republican Presi dential campaign for 1916 will be planned, thev say. Part of Senator Penrose's plan to make Senator Crow, who managed Ills cam paign this fall, n. natlonat power In the party Is to have Crow sUefted United States Scnntor Oliver whnTtne Inttcr's term expires In 1916, said these leaders today. It became known today that Senator Crow also nttended the conference. He went to Now York with his sponsor. Senator Penrose, anJ remained until jes tcrday to confer with Mr. Utiles. Senator Crow will help plan tho next national fight and will tnko a prominent part In managing the Republican cam paign, according to Stato leaders. WANT OF CLOTHING KEEPS 900 CHILDREN AWAY FROM SCHOOL Figures Gathered by Board of Education in. 1 0 School Districts Outsiders Must Help. SEARCH INSTITUTED' FOR MISSING REAL ESTATE MAN eander Marshall, of Xansdowne. Pntls to Return Tfnmm A A search Is being made In this city Uoilay foi Leander Marshall, CJ years fJd, real estate man. ex-Councilman of l.ansdowno Pa., ' and a trustee of tho jl.anidowiio Presbyterian Church, who ! left his office In the Kranlilln Dulldlng. Aim street auovo walnut, yenterduy afternoon, and has failed tctreturn to h)a home at 103 North Lansdowne avenue, Idinsdowne. Pr O. Victor Janvier, CO Itunuymeda venue, uinsuowne. a son-in-law of Mr. larshnll. nnd William T. Coonnr. nn attorney, with offices Irt the Pcnn Square Uullding, called last night at detrctivn headquarters and furnished the noli TVlth an accuinte description of- Mr Marshall. Doctor Janvier told the police that Mr. larsnau was siiHimy melancholy re c$t,ly became of business depression. y r . - N IISS DABNEY HAI.SEY A DBIDE Is Married to Harrison Oruikshank. : I of Wilmlnirnn Nino hundred boys and girls In Phila delphia are staying homo from school today bocauso they have Insufficient clothing. , Their coats and Jackets are too thin or too ragged; their shoes. If they havejmy, aro too dilapidated; and tholr overcoats well, there aren't very many. In ono family a single frayed overcoat Is doing duty for six children, Tho ngures were gathered by tho at tendance officers of the Bureau of Com pulsory Kducatlon In tho 10 school dis tricts of tho city. Each of the cases Is one of real need. They nil were investi gated by tho officers, nnd were reported to the bureau. "Tho number of children who cannot attend school this winter because of lack of sufficient food or clothing la greater than in any previous year," said Henry J. Gideon, chief of tho bureau. "The causo is scarcity of employment among the parents. When there are no Jobs thcro Is no money; no monoy In tho fam ily means no clothes for the children. "During November the attendance was exceptionally good, because tho weather was warm and winter late In coming," Mr. Gideon continued. "But now that this bitter cold weather has set in, the effect of it Is felt in school attendance." Absences .of children from school be cause' of lacVof clotrtliig are more nu merous In tho north and northeast .sec tions, of tho city. In the 5th District there aro 179 children with Insufficient clothing, while the 8th District Is sec ond with 161, The children aro nil be tween 6 and 16 j ears old. "Whatever Is to be done to relieve the situation must come, from philanthropic persons," said Mr. Gideon. "Tho Board of Education Is not authorized to 'pro vide clothing or food for tho school chil dren, although thcro seems to be an opinion to tho contrary. We merely can report such cases of need to relief so cieties and other, philanthropic 'organizations." EX-CONVICTS AIDED IN BIG INSURANCE FRAUD "CONSPIRACY Two of Seven Defendants in Delaware Cases Served Jail Terms, Federal Agents Say. WILMINGTON, Del.. Dec. 17.-Federnl agents assert they have exposed what piomlscs to bo one of the biggest In surance swindles ever attempted follow ing their Investigation of the Home Fire Insurance Company, the Mercantile and Mnrlne Insurance Company nnd the American File Insurance Company, of Dover, and the Kqultabto Fire InsUranco Company, of this city, whlclr resulted In the Indictment of cx-tlnltcd States Sena tor Richard R. Kcnney. Ronald V Bren nin and five othcts. In the nine months that these com panies operated without assets It Is claimed they took In JIO.0CO, and It Is be lieved by Government agents that In the past few years Bremen, Clare Webster Anthony and possibly some others have benefited to tho extent of at least J10O.0OO from Insuranco frauds. Kenney Is one of the best known law yers and politicians in tho Stato nnd It was only rocontly he was being recom mended for Ambassador to Mexico. Rldge ly is also V prominent man of Dover and has been in tho insurance business for ytars. Ha has been a member of the Legislature and lias held other offices. ! HIGH-SPEED MEETING TO BE HELD IN LOGAN TONIGHT Director Taylor Will Tell Residents of Value of Heal Rapid Transit. The necessity for high-speed lines to connect Logan with other sections of the city will be pointed out tonight by Di rector Taylor, of the Department of City Transit, In nn address before the resi dents of North Philadelphia, who will hold a mass meeting at the Logan Audi torium. . In addition to the citizens of Logan and other northern communities, the meeting will be attended by delegations from va rious business men's organizations. Tho meeting will be held under the auspices of the Logan Improvement League and the combined committees on subways. R. N. Kelley will preside. Considerable Impetus has been given the movement for high-speed transit since the Evening Ledger's poll of Councils, which put overy member of both chambers on record. As previously an nounced, only three Couucllmen in the entire city voiced their opposition to tho Taylor plan, and ono of these, Peter E. Costello, of tho 41st Ward, had a plan of his own. The Costello plan was con demned by every business organization In Philadelphia for the 'reason that It was recognized ns aJiold-up, with nothing In it to merit consideration !! Dabney Maury Halsey, daughter I undle and '"covered h klton of a ..of -Mr. and Mrs. James T. Ualaey, lost child apparently three years old. The .a,... A ... ...... TT.l . " .. skaik. of Wllmlncton. Dal.. war marrtoX Jajfcn'Sht at the home of the bride. Only , twt-immediate families and a few friends 4fe present The. ceremony was per l farmed by the Rev James UlddU ll&Uey, folfoin of the bride. Mr Crulkshank li a u-Known newspaperman. he brid wore a gown of soft white MW. trimmed with old family laca and , and a pearl-embroidered tnil 1- ihe carried un old-fashioned hnu. pt of white roses. Miss Hiloise M. Hal- sex, a sisjer or we uriae, who. was maid ojonor, wore a. becoming light blue satin fc. trimmed with cream lade. The beat SiSfflrnras Q. Dare Hopkins, of A limine. IS&MDEN TAX PAID PROMPTLY ?Saselver Says Unprecedented Bum for This Sate Has Come In. Camden t'ounty U plying Its real estate m wis year wittt ft rapidity that be all talk of bard times. 'A Be ar waxes sua today that J140.00Q r na u88u icccivea, an unpre-c-susi far this date. taxti are not due until December itv Board or Tuaiun i.j.... the appraisals hare been tU- MYSTERY OF SKELETON IN CITY HALL SOLVED Bones Pound' In Cell Were Prisoner's "Meal Ticket." An air of suppressed excitement per vaded central station In City Hall today, A human skeleton was discovered In cell No, 13. l'he occupant pf this cell was Milton Cooperlawyus, and It was the turnkey i who learned that he carried something with him besides his name. It was a bundle from which protruded a bony hand. The man of locks and keys who -Is used to mysteiles, peeped cau tiously. He saw th? strange man shove. i no pony nanu oacK in the uundle and stuff the bundle In a corner. Hien the turnkey told two detectives of the incident. The sleuths opened the CAMDEN'S CHRISTMAS TREE Giant Cedar, Xaden With Gifts, Will Furnish Good Gheer. A CO-foot municipal Christmas ticc Is -being put in plnce today at the plaza of the Camden County Courthouse by a force of workmen, nnd City Electrician Kelly Is preparing to fit into the big cedar from the Jersey wilderness hun dreds of varl-colored electric lights. The tree will be lighted Monday night, and overy evening next week there will be carol singing by various Camden sing ing organizations and a band will play. ChriBtmas Eve there will be a big cele bration. Hundreds of dollars worth of toys for the fcoor children of the city are to be distributed. Pood has been supplied by various charitable oiganlzatlons ana individuals, and baskets bulging with good things for the Clirlstmns feast will be handed out to needy families. JOBS POR 100 HEN Grading and General Repair Work at Light House Parm, The open forum of the Light House As sociation, 152 West Lehigh avenue, wilt begin this evening with an addiess qx "Industrialism in tie United States" by Prof, James I'. Llchenburger, of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, Tomorrow even ing a song recital will be given by .Mrs. Harold E Yarnall. Mr. and Mrs. R. II. P. llradford, super visors of the Light House, announce that 109 men will Ue employed at the mission in grading find general repair work on the Light House farm, the money for this work coming from tho ,0CO appropriated for the, use of tne unempmed, POULTRY SHOW AWARDS age was decided up by Police Surgeon Wan a maker. Cooperlawyas was Immediately sweated. According: to the police matron and the turnkey, It la rumored that the suapect is alleged to hirsw confessed he brought "Little Charlie,.' as the skeleton was named, to thia city to sell H to buy food and drink. The skeleton, it appears, be longed to the prisoner's father, who is a liuyaiman. v utsupenawyaa saju ne came from Quaketown, and while waiting for the Medleal Department of the University of Pennsylvania to decide upon a price for "Charlie," went to a saloon. Policeman Doran later saw him stagger and arrested hlra at 13th and Market streets. IIS Ilia? Jpt I IN BAPP MYSTERY Men Held in CcuWtio WJtb rauJtry Sealer's Murder. MIW YORK TW 17 D-.... . '----'-- . -f wh were Vrtetsrt kt night auU wty today u, gtyttw with the mas of Barijeit M W poultry 4lr. ,nJ s talr tiwtmU were viewed ttrter a LtWitnx wftjelniUw. IT- pmmtm are -Urn Men. mm SMMate. ait "CIHrtn Um BwtS K Kolttoy and 4nr fcMk., U UK itnK 10 je uUt ad stl coAMeteit iuh RED CROSS RECEIPTS 95104 Report of Contrltrujions by Emer- genoy ild Qommlttae Division. The. total amount ef none' recIvetl up to. noon today fey the Red Cross division of the Hmergency Aid Cawmlttee, im tyalnut street, is W., atoftrdlng to a reoort lbuwl by Miss Henrietta B Bly. cllB.lran of the division. Of thig amount fUsii.(il ws reoelvsd this week. The formation of an American dtstrftutlun senfie! Pranoe, wlilgh will dlaiteiue all supplies eet from Philadel phia and elsewhere la the Unlt4 States, was tUMWuaoed by MU IQy Former Ajabtssader Hwriok has termed the American THstribullBg OewMAtM ( ParU. Tlie Rev awnue) WU. of the (VmeiisiiW oturch. u chalrnu, and Oeorga Muoroe U treisurw HeresiUr all Kd Croee suppliMa will b forwarOwt dlreotly to this eoMUHttte, hUy eav ia delay and cousMeraMe eaufvwton 6C1IOOU 'A. O miXBOES . --T- w0w-M. - .t . , ..',.- ' I m um.mTS&m. Prise Winners and Champion Egg1 Layers Divide Interest, Hundreds of persons, including bird fanciers and poultry breeders front all parts of the East, attended the third day's exhibit of the Philadelphia Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock Association in the First Regiment Armory today Interest continues to be divided betweeu the prize winners and champion egg-layers. The tint 'prizes yesterday were. Columbian Wyandotte Cock Blmer C. HU born. t ColumbUo Wyandotte Hen-Dr J. S ItUWn. houae. Columbian Wyandotte Cockerel Blmer C. Illlborn. Columbian Wyandotte Pullet J. S. RltteQ turase. tgle-Coub Hurt Orplnalon Cock Suiuwlck iry Frm zfe-Corob Duff Orplnatoa Hen-Suaawlck fr Perm . BlhkU-Corob lftlfT Qrplnxtoo Coder! Sune wlekHbullry Vurm. p4UnlComb Sef O.iplnxton FuUet-Suaawlok, oS-Snib mf Orplnatoa Pea-ireatber-woed Farm Stnalo-CoiBb White Oalnitoa Cock-IIeatber-w54 Farm. w Slnile-Cowb While Qfplsaton Hea-Bdwtrd SUtsU-Oemb White Qfpluaton Coekerel -Heatherwaad -Vftm aUute-Ceob VUte Uf4e(taa Pullit-J u vrStte BavereUe t'ott-rPanLp. Flu-ma Vbe fjavereiie eW W pur White FavereUe Cockerel Paulina Farm W6Ue PHvorelle PutletW. w. Delaeler tight BWhwui 0-J. D Kevins Urht Bialusa 1 1 ee W 111 lam L. o Ojbt Brahma rij.i aJBaaiuj Statltr WQUV pnuw. r.(Vi -AaiandiJi sutler HKSQltTS fOCONO MQQNTAIKB. PA. TOBOGGANING at BUCK HILL xaB mMnm3KpMii&. Pa. CHAHU&STON, g. q CALHOUN MANSION opens tor wai MS I i& JAtatSfjTHXR FUA. HOOM, WCTK BAt. S1.IA HOTEL SURBRIDGE THE BARCELONA t""jf -fO't tuu, ejsiwt, " An. Store Opens 8:30 A, M. WANAMAKER'S TOMORROW AT WANAMA Broad, Radiant Smiles Everywhere Happy preparations arc well under way in a half a million homes in and around Philadelphia. The Christmas dinner in humble homes is more important and even more thought of because less frequent than the big dinner in stately mansions. Everywhere and for almost everybody there will be some kind of a little gift. The Cost of the Thing Is Not the Real Thing In past Christmases the forgotten one has been heart-broken over disappointment. Even a 25-cent gift or postal card might have saved the sob or sorrow of a lonely man, woman or child. This Store stands out before you, between you and your friends, with great supplies of all sorts of little and inexpensive things for the making of happy Christmas time in every home. IS iff tied December 17, 1913, jfffm The Treasure Corner A Wonderful Place for Unique Gifts French and Flemish Sixteenth Century Tapestries both large and splendid hangings, and little pieces suitable for chair covers and so on. Petit point some of it modern and very inter esting. French porcelains snuff boxes, vases and other pieces. Gothic oak cupboards. Hidden electric lights of grapes and acacia blossoms. Lovely carved mantelpieces of wood and stone. Fire-screens and other things of wrought iron. Collections of hand-made glass from France and England. (rifth Floor, Chestnnt) Freshly Reduced Dresses for the (Christmas Fashion Salon Anybody who saw the famous afternoon gowns we had a week ago to sell for $25 will know what it means when we say that a few of them are now to be had for $19.75. Still other evening gowns are taken out of our own stocks and reduced to the same price. , A hundred or so of afternoon and street dresses are also $19.75. Velvets, broadcloths, serges" and charmeuses, many fur trimmed. Any of these will be boxed for gifts if desired. (First Floor, Central) k More Inexpensive Waists for Gifts Three styles that we can hardly get enough of are a batiste at $1.85 and two voiles at $2.50 and $3.60. All three are low-necked and long-sleeved. This is just one item out of this big Waist Store, so well provided with Christmas gifts. (Third Floor, Central) Lillian Brassieres Boxed for Gifts No end of women are buying them to give their inti mates, and there is no end of styles here between $1 and $18. All-over embroideries and laces, or laces and embroid eries combined, are generally used for them and some times the Jaces are lined with pink silk and trimmed with pink ribboTi. (Third Floor, Chestnut) A New Shipment of Wpmen's Coats Jfrom London The loose, comfortable, English coats for travel ing, motoring and country wear generally coats short and long, with huge pockets and raglan sleeves. Mostly Harris tweeds in delightful greens, browns, heather and other shades. Prices, $20 to $45. mt r,oori ca,r.i) Women's Bathrobes Coming in Daily As a matter of fact, we have shipments twice a day a good thing when you remember how everybody buying them for gifts wants them spandy fresh. Particularly attractive sorts at $5. (Third Floor, Central) "No, It Looks Like Fur, But It's Really Fur Cloth" 1 Maybe the garment in question is a beautiful fur cloth coat, lustrous and luxuriously warm, or it may be an entire walking costume, a stold- and muff set or a smart little turban. The finer fur cloths are used for all these purposes this Winter, and they are very fashionable, English astrakhans, $8,50 to $12 a yard. Seal plushes, $4.50 to $15 a yard. Fancy fur effects, $8 to $16 a yard. A special black broadtail at $3.60 is usually twice &S much. , (First Floor, Gfccstaut) Store Closes 6 P. U. . 1 i , ,!,.., I inil9H i JfllMJ iiiBl VVialaalaHiaairWIH taPialalalalalaBal wliltl HI HSHrKB LI I! fill n iBpH sHf wH BlHIV iBnH IbibibibVvIibibiH IjbRbibibibibibibibibibiHbb Mm vm & MX ' m p w . t I. s 125 Men's Fine Silk-Lined Overcoats Special at $25 These are among the finest overcoats we sell, but this is a special lot and at reduced price. . They are staple black and oxford coats, full silk Undo" with silk velvet collars, and every one of them fresh from the tailor's bench. A little windfall such as is unusual s5 early in the Winter. . (Men's Clothing: Store, First Floor, Mnrket) 1800 Pair of Men's Fine Winter Shoes at Low Special Prices Lot No. 1 $4 each for 400 pair of shoes, repre-f senting a surplus lot of the factory that makes more men's fine shoes than any other in the country. These, are very fine goods, every pair representing a saving of "at least $2. Lot No. 2 $3 each for 2o0 pair of the sam jnaker's factory-hurt shoes, reduced to this half prio because of slight superficial injuries. Lot No. 3 $3 each for 150 pair of sample shoe in size 7-B only. These are half price. Lot No. 4 $2.85 each for 1000 pair of gunmetal; calfskin on snappy lasts and glaced kidskin shoesj made over the Army last. You will save a dollar o? more on each of these. J (Main Floor, Market, and Sulmar Gallery) t Fitting Out Somebody's Desk for a Christmas Surprise will give "somebody," whether it is a man or woman, a great deal of pleasure. Brass desk sets are liked by many people ; $6.50 to $85, Spanish leather desk sets are especially nice for the business man's or woman's desk, and come plain at $16 a set and in period designs at $35 a set. You can have mission, tan, green, maroon or Pompeian. i Book consols in good assortment, $2.50 to $10 a pai. (Jevrclrr Store. Chestnut and Thirteenth) 1 ' Lace Albs and Surplices to Give the Church Many people also use them for gifts to priests and choir boys. The laces are the kmas aesignea especially lor yiis purpose. t. Priests' albs and surplices, $15 to $22,50. Chdr boys' surplices, $1.85 and $2, 't (nam floor, ueini) j II IN J I ll.l ! 111 I 4 ll Certain Traveling Bags Santa Claus Approves The way we know is that so many of these partici lar kinds are being sent out as gifts. At $5, a new style this year, Smdoth, brown cowh de, leather lined, sewed comers and edges and brass trimmir gs. One of the best bags we have ever had at this price; 15J16 and 18 inches. At $7.50, a splendidly wearing Iaek barley grain cow hide, big and roomy, leather lined and sewed corners and edges; 16 and 18 inches. $. At $12.50 and $13.50, according to size, one of the bjfest walrus bags made. Extra 'large, leafier ltnd and 'Vajitb hapdsewed cornel's; 18 and 20 inohts: There are any other prices yum' wl wtjffl bagar all the way up to $100 for a h& Basrlish kit eompbiMy fitted. (Mad Ft BniOHti JOHN WANAMAKER 1 vr w .- iW V(,( " '.'- - 4 u frf 4 " "4 ' m it J t; -m 8-"ffl 4ifc0 (. - .V