Newspaper Page Text
EVENING LEDGEK-PHirADELPHlA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1015.
COMMUTERS RENEW FIGHT FOLLOWING FREIGHT VERDICT Urge Stale Commission to Grant Rehearing on ' Ground Argument of Rail roads is Now Groundless. The decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission granting tlio railroads In the East a 6 per cent, increase in freight rates, commuters declare, should result In a brompt reopening of the entire pas senger rale Increase caso beforo both the Interstate and the Pennsylvania Public Service Commissions on tlio ground the Increased passenger revenue Is now not needed by the railroad companies. Edwin St. Abbott, attorney for com muters, pointed out that the railroads originally asked for a passenger Incrcaso at the suggestion of tho Interstate Com meice Commission, when thd plea for v freight Increase was first denied. The subsequent granting of this latter pica of the railroads, Mr. Abbott declared, de stroyed the basis of tho railroad's claim for passenger Increases. Early In the passenger rate light It was openly charged by commuters that the railroads were using this as a club to force through the freight Increase. The Intimate relation of the two requests of the railroads was further established durlBg tho preliminary hearing on the passenger case here last month, when x-Governor Samuel V. I'ennypacltcr asked attorneys representing the railroads if they would postpone tho proposed In creaso until tho board at Washington had passed finally upon the freight Increase. A complaint was filed with the Penn sylvania Public Service Commission to day charging that the three railroads en tering Philadelphia had failed to comply with a clause In the recent decision 01 the Commission in the passage rate case, In which the railroads were ordered to file, ' post and publish schedules of tho new I rates In time to give the public one day'B I, notice of the change. air. Abbott said an Investigation along ithe main lines of the three railroads had brought to light tho fact that the rall- roads had disregarded the order of the commission. Desnlto the probability of the Commis sion granting a new hemlne, Mr. Abbott declared the commuters did not Intend to stop' their agltlon for tho removal of the Commission on the chargo of "mis conduct In olllce." may pnrss cHAitans. If no answer has been tiled by Monday to the list of questions tiled with the i Commission- yesterday, charges will be ; filed with Governor Tener against ovcry member of tho Commission. PENN'S SPHINX SO COLD IT MAY BREAK IN TWO But Is Too Big to Be Carried Through, Doors of Museum. Tfia stmppy end of an Arctic Lrei-zo that stings - Ilka tho lastr of a hluckmake whip, Shrieked through tho stark, denuded trees und Into tho rare of the Sphinx did rip vthd squata In granite grandeur g.um, In the jird or th- U. I', ltu-e-um, Uy age old disposition mum, And longs for a foreign trip. The" Sphinx was cold as the froieiVNorth. a'ld he made his Uto-ton figure ehaife: "Beware, "at last he sputtered forth, "or my graolto frame will freexe and break; Once I nai young and brae and bold, But now. egad. I'm getting old: And I itanna Ret out of the bitter cold And go hack home to bake." Several blankets, ear muffs, pulse warm ers and a large open fireplace are badly ', needed by the aged sphinx who sits in i front of the University Museum at 3ltti iand Spruce streets and defies the museum authorities to take him inside where it's warm. Officials havo come to the con clusion that if he Ktays outside much longer the cold will Weak him in halt, but the only way of getting him Inside Is ito break a hole In the wall, the door not being large enough. The sphinx apparently Is too old and ("tot" in his ways to get acclimated. For "several thousand years he had been ac customed to a sun-baked residence In Egypt He got so accustomed to the sun that he cannot get along without It. Professor Max Muller, noted Egyptologist, rays that one year of this climate will do more to damage a sphinx than 5000 years of captivity in Egypt. The full name of the sphinx at the museum Is IUmeses II. So far the mu seum authorities have not decided what to do about him. He probably will have (o stay cold for a time. No War Tax on Tower of Attorney It was announced today at the officii or the Internal Revenue Collector, In the Federal Building, that a power of attor ney to transfer bonds or stocks on the t dooks of a corporation by the form on tback of stock certificates is not subject to , "war tax" SUPEEIOB, COUBT DECISIONS With the filing at a number of orders and ri.dsroenu today the Superior Court concluded ta fall sssslon la this cltv and adloumed tn its fall settlor la this city meet on February S3 at WIHUmsport. The decisions rendered wero as follows: ny JUUUfi UHUAUl fjratlk . (, ua lll.i.1i.ni. V.1l. D.. Hallway Company, .From L'ummon Pitta of Allegheny County. Judgment rerersed. wiuer ts. uuiian v alley Hallway company. Appeal from Wyoming County. Assignment of nor overruled and Judgment affirmed. .The Italian Co-operative Banking Assocla-l,wUf- Jff'' ef .' Appeal from C. V. No. I, fhiladtlphla. Judgment affirmed. Ktrbaugh et ux, va. United States Express i;omcun a r. No 3. Philadelphia. Aa- slxnanenti affirmed. ,i or error an overruled and judgment judges Jiepnart and Trexler dlt- asm. Powell vs. Snllant ! ft T -fcr.. 9 Philadelphia. Judgment srtlrnnd.' " " lugherty v Phllad.lpJiu lUpld Transit Uartln va Asfcbrldga and Baden Street Rail ai Company, and the Ueaver Valley Traillin tra Company Appeal from Bean Eighth ualgnmcnt uaUlsed, versed V.X.JSP'l- v.F..d -.-, ,,, Mau.tr ( sx . Brennan tt al Appaal O. P NonhumberUnd Ceusty. Order witaed aod nroceedUi set aside at coits of sppelleaT SUPREME COUBT Ilia Justices of the Bupitsna Oaurt at the Holiday Gifts In Leather tJssfuI. durable r tlola. fa lathr for iruveiwc TrU: T'lnbretlAl. ala. HcfMOr Dejtt. M&n. RAILROADS OR EAST GRANTED INCREASE Continued from rage One roads." Mr. Clements seriously doubted 1 tho legality of the Increase. "The carriers are suffering now more from want of freight to carry than for higher rales," he said. "It would not seem to be out of Una with ordinary prudence and conservatism prevailing In other lines of Industry, If the carriers had undertaken to meet this apparently temporary situation as have others." FINDS SITUATION CHANGED. "Tho findings of the original report are modified In the light of the changed situ ation as disclosed," the Commission de clared. Increases on rates on cement, starch, brick, tile, clay and plaster, denied In the former application, were granted to day under ceitaln limitations. If the various Increases involve a change In the relationship under the "long ahd short haul" rule between Inter mediate points nnd more distant points outside of official classification territory, "relief front the fourth section of the act must first be secured on regular applica tion " "The conflict In Europe," said tho com mission, "will doubtless create Unusual de mand upon the world's loan fund of free capital, and may bo expected to check the llow of foreign Investment funds to American railroads. HATE OF INTEREST HAS IltBEN. "It appears that our railroads represent the bulk of European Investment In this country. The rate of Interest, the hire of capital, has risen during tho last decade and may rise still further. "It Is computed that In the years 1915 to 1317 tho carriers must arrange for the payment or refunding of securities aggre gating over fMO.OOO.COO. "While we differ as to the relative Im portance to be attached to the various considerations presented, we agree In the conclusion that by virtue of the condi tions obtaining at present It Is necessary that the carriers' revenues bo supplement ed by Increases throughout official classi fication territory. "Whenever the consequences of the war may prove to be wo must recognize tho fnot that it exists, the fact that'll Is n calamity without precedent, nnd the fact that by It the commerce of the world has been disarranged and thrown Into con fusion. "Tho means of transportation are fun damental and Indispensable agencies In our induitrlal life, and for the common weal should be kept abreast of public requirements. OPERATING REVENUES' DECLINE. "For tho fiscal year Just ended tho net operating revenues as shown by the car riers arc lower than was estimated or anticipated when tho original report wai Iraucd. Not since 19CS have tho net oper ating revenues been so low as In tho fiscal year ending June last. From whatever comparative standpoint used, tho net oper ating revenues of the last fiscal year must bo regarded an unduly low. "while tho gross revenue In that year declined only nbout 3.acr cent., the net revenue shrank approximately 17.7 per cent. "The fact remains that, If the Increase In depreciation and betterment accounts In the last fiscal year over the average for five years, were added to their net operating Income for tho last year, the result of operation would still fall far below a fair return upon the amounts carried upon the books ns an Invest ment In property. "The like may be sold as to the recent enlargement of expenditure on roadway, newer tpe steel curs nnd locomotives. "The testimony shows that while some maintenance Is being deferred, other maintenance, deferred during the last fiscal year. Is now being made, and that the expenditures therefore .during the months of July and August measured up to the level of recent years., The testi mony also shows that transportation Is being reduced through the laying off of employes and cancellation of tralr service. FEARED MENACE TO PROSPERITY1. "It was urged on behalf of the carriers and Investment bankers that the war In Europe has created a condition which tenders the diminution of the carriers' net Income a menace to the prosperity of the country; that the war has placed an added strain upon the credit of carriers; that rates of Interest will rise; that a large volume of railroad securities Is held abroad nnd would be dumped upon the. American markets which would not be: able to nbsorb them without great fall in price. "With some of these considerations we have as a commission nothing to do "We do not doubt that the financial problems of the carriers have been made much more acute by reason of the war, and If we are to set rates that will afford reasonable remuneration we must give consideration to the Increase hire of cap ital as well as to other lncteased'costs. ORIGINAL REPORT'S DEFECTS. "The suggestion made in our original report, of methods whereby to Increase net revenue, were not susceptible of be ing put Into Immediate operation or cal culated to produce immediate financial results. The period which has since elapsed has been entirely too short for either purpose. Some testimony was of fered on what .had been done or under taken in line with these suggestions, and estimates were made by traillo officials as to the annual yield to be expected. These estimates were not based upon any ac counting computation and can afford little guide as to what the results will prove to be. "The original report, besides the ap proving of a rate Increase, suggested ten sources of additional revenue, "Tho present report, recognizing the existence of a new situation since July 29, acquiesces in a territorial extension of the relief granted by permitting the carriers to tile tariffs providing, with cer tain exceptions, for horiiontal rate in creases In official classification terrlton. "It ts expected that the constructive work suggested in the original report for the purpose of conserving and augment ing the net revenue of the carriers gen erally will be carried forward without Interruption." The Commission did not grant increases on rall-lake-and-rall and lake-and-.atl rates, It said, because the rail carrier. Riding Boots from Steigerwalt -r-rthe gift par excellence for the horsewoman. Steideridalt Kf 1420 CtWt Si. "WSuwo only Vt9 xt m te4 wwwkirV as owners of the lake lines, have al ready Increased freight rates. "The prevailing rates on bituminous coat and coke," the Commission said, "are repumeratlve, and the financial condition of the principal bituminous coal carriers Is In marked contrast with that of many of the other carriers. "Twice In the not distant past the rates on bituminous coal have been In' creased 6 cents n ton and would seem now to bs as high as may fairly be allowed." Increases on anthracite coal and iron were denied "largely because they are before us for review In other proceed ings," the commission Said. "Interstate rates to and from New England from and to points In trunk line, or Central Freight Association, territory, where ne-essary to preserve established relationships between points or ports In New England and between points or ports In Now England and points or ports In trunk line territory, may be Increased not to exceed 5 per ccrit.," the decision says, "Subject to the maintenance of the es tablished Atlantic port differences rates to nnd from New York may be Increased not to exceed 5 per cent., nnd the rote) to and from Portland, IJoston, Phila delphia nnd Baltimore may be Increased to the extent necessary to maintain said differencials." , WHY Mil. CLEMENTS DISSENTS. In dissenting, Commissioner Clements snld he regarded the action of the com mission "as out of harmony with the spirit and purpose of the law and as taking n step that leads away from the sound principles necessary to conserve the ends of Justice Carriers have a right to earn alt tHey can on the business which they can secure at Just and rea sonable rates. The right of the shipper to protection ngalnst the exaction of rates unreasonably high for tho service per formed Is equally sacred." "I nm not awnre," said Mr. Clements, "of any prior case in which this com mission or any court has held that the need by a carrier of money was of itself proof of tho reasonableness of a spoctflc rnte, or body of rates, Increased to meet suoli need. If the legislative authority of the commission Is ns broad and unre stricted, as this, then I must confess that I have gravely misunderstood the limita tions upon our statutory authority as well as the constitutional power of Con gress to dolegate Its constitutional power, s "It appears evident that carriers are suffering mora Just now for want of freight to carry than for want of higher rates. It n Just as safe to phophesy that this Is n temporary condition on to proph esy concerning future rates of Interest and the dumping of foreign-held Ameri can rnllwny securities on our'lnvestment marketa." The railroads are ordered to post new tariffs putting the Increase Into effect after ten dajs' notice. GIRL OF 14 SUPPORTED FAMILY ON $4 A WEEK She Pleads 'With Judge Not to Send Stater to Institution. How n H-year-old breadwinner has been supporting n'famlly and paying the rent on a salary of $4 a week became known today when Mnmle Hclmar, of 930 Can trell street, pleaded with Judge Gorman not to send her Invalid sister to an Institution. Tho girl, who has been supporting her mother and little sisters. Is busy today trying to get a better Job. Her last position was In a paper box factory. Her salary was t a week. She has prospects of getting a better position In a few days Fpr a long time hard luck has been following the Helmar family. The father died a year ago. Then Mrs. Helmar fell III, One of the sisters Is an epileptic. Rcecntly Judge Gorman's attention was called to the case. Ho was about to send the girl to an institution when Mamie came forth and pleaded that he permit the sick slater to remain home until Christmas Judge Gorman agreed. Now tho rent for the little home la due. Eviction faces the family unless the rent Is paid by tomorrow. ACCUSED OF 20 ROBBERIES Man Arrested After Pawnbroker's Clerk Telephones for Police. As if thief Joshua Faulds'ls accom plished, the police declare. As to diplo matic relationship with pawnbrokers, they say, his work Is crude. Magistrate Renshaw, In the Central Sta tion, today held Faulds under 1000 ball for a further hearing. He Is rharged with JO robberies. More may be placed against him. Fnulds told the pawnbroker he was helping his wife out of financial diffi culties bv pawning the loot. The pawn broker sent his clerk to telephone to nollre headnuarepm nnd f7rVit. n Turker. detectives, responded. ramus said he sold most of the loot to Edward Jackson, 1134 Balnbrldge street. Jackson today was held under S00 ball for court on the charge of re ceiving stolen property. FOLLOWED WIFE IN DEATH Dr. and Mra. B. H. Oilman Vett Harried Last April Dr. Roland II. Oilman, of Williams burg, Pa., died In Reading last night, just 41 hours after his wife had suc cumbed. Each was unaware of the other's ill ness. Both died from pneumonia, Mrs, Oilman was, taken to Beading from her Williamsburg home on Saturday, Bhe died on Tuesday, Her husband was al ready In Reading. Dr. and Mrs. Oilman were married at the Bellevue-Btratford last April and went immediately to Williamsburg. Doe tor Oilman was a graduate of the Med-Ico-Chlrurgical College. Thnisersi Tfinn ASpedaMOUa matammmBimaama 1116WaInutvStreet . hi L""1'" i - a , 1 - j I a JBi. ill 15ssssssffsssqK?MIVp' ) JSsftb SSBBBBBBBBBB-. X V99s1r?0SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBKdl&slPrBBQ SHSHIHBJkBA SSSSSsBr.- SSSSsEiA.-jSllS 1y J r fliH SBBBBBBBBBBBBsK' Isssssssssssssssi (d&Jn&Py ' 7, It MJtMMtlslsssssssPiB SSBBIBBBBBI Mill 91 II 1 1 lilHffl I fMlfflHiHM UiLM bllllilH ? f " POLITICS ALREADY . HAS PALM OUT FOR $50,000 CITY ALMS Charity Workers Declare Undesirables From Other Cities Will Get What Ward Heelers Leave. The fear that Improper political influ ences might accompany the distribu tion of tho $30,000 appropriation for the unemployed, It was buggestcd today by social workers, was largely tho cause of tho ruiusal of four charity agencies to take 'part In the distribution. The ordlnnnco granting nn appropria tion was fathered by Common Council mpn John V. Connelly. It had the sup port of the Organization, of which Conj nelly Is a mouthpiece. The Idea of help ing the unemployed came as a pre-election appeal. Philadelphia Is tho only large city which has appropriated cash funds for distribution among the unemployed. Buffalo in ISM experimented with ordi nances appropriating city money to aid the unemployed. This scheme, which had the backing of politicians, wns a com plete failure. The city was invaded by undesirables. Common Councllmnn Connelly's ordi nance, which passed Councils, Is charac terized by many persons as an "Invltn tlon for bums" and "hoboes from all over the country to come to Philadelphia and vcllmb on the band wagon." This was the view expressed by Hobert D. Drlpps, Common Councilman from the 22d Ward, who was tile cnly member of Councils to vote against the appropriations, It was learned today that long before Mayor Blaultcnburg reluctnntly signed the measure, many applications for finan cial nld began to reach the different charitable organizations from out of town. The applicants had read of the $31,000 appropriation nnd Insisted that thry were entitled to a share. Among tho applicants was a police ser geant of the Xith district, who wanted a part of the $50,000 to pay three months' rent for n friend who wasn't working. DISTltlBUTIO.V A PUZZLE. Just how, when and where the $30,000 will be distributed nobody seemed to know today. In the meantime offices of different charity agencies are being flood ed with applicants, Yesterday a man from Connecticut made an urgent appeal for cash. The appeal Was made at one of the branches of the Emergency Aid Committee. It ts probable that the Executive Com mittee nf the Emergency Aid Committee, which has been designated to distribute the money, will hold a meeting either to day or tomorrow to outline plans. Hlncu four eeencles have declined to help, ef forts will be made to get other organiza tions to assist. Of the 700 applicants who have asked for aid at the headquarters of the Emergency Aid Committee, according to Mayor niDnkrnburgs statement, COO are already receiving aid from charttabte agencies. Mayor Blankenburg has con tended that the ordinandi was unwise. Srcretaries of agencies said today that there wns danger of "politics" becoming Involved In the movement.. Letters bear ing the "O. K," of political lieutenants Shirts, scarfs, hos iery, gloves, full dress accessories, Angora jackets, robes and gowns, canes, etc. We choose from the best the markets of the world provide. Our styles are al ways the latest and jnost approved and our offer inga bear the quality stamp of the .best manu facturers in each line, i n rrom tjondon Opinion. Germany's New Arm tit Is said that Ctermun hands are nccom pnn)lng ho Infantry attacks on the Allies) General You will strike up tho "Blue Danube" an soonr as you get within enr diot of the enemy then, beforo ho hns .line to recover, our braVo soldiers will rush In an! Mulsh him. nsklng aid for ward heelers were looked for Slnco the Emergency Aid Committee Is composed of women who have had no ex perience In unrnellng political trickery, It was pointed out toda b a prominent chin IH worl.er thnt It would be onsy to deceive thr members of that organization should wnrd heelers make attempts to do so. Ml that would be necessary would bo for n ward politician to lend his applicant to some reputable merchant or i evident In tho neighborhood whero he lives and have him wrlto a letter of recommendation. "ONLY 26,000 IDLE IN CITY." P.. M. Little, of the Society for Organiz ing Charity, which hns refused to par ticipate In the movement launched by Connelly and supported by his political henchmen, snd todaj : "We shall Imvo nothing to do with the dlstilbtitlon of the monev granted by Councils. There Is no iiietlon In my mind but what Mie prominent Indies of tho Emergency Aid Committee menu to do well. As for the unemployed In this cltv, I believe thut Itn police canvass wns made It world be found that there are not more than 23,000 Idh; bread w Inncrs In th's city." Tho other charity agencies which have refused to aid In the distribution of tho money granted by Councils are the United Hebrew Charities, tho 'Union Benevolent Society nnd tho Home Missionary Society. A meeting of 30 representatives of lead ing charity agencies from 10 cities wns held In New York last October At thnt conference tho Idea of councllmanlo bodies granting appropriations was dis cussed. It was decided that It was a bad policy. $107,500 LEFT TO FAMILY Will of Joseph Silver-wood Admitted to Prohnte. , The J107.C0O estate of Joseph Sllverwood, metchant, who died December B ntjl-v Qreen Inne. Iloxborough, will bo dlvldea among two daughters, Emma and 'Anna Sllverwood, and two sons, Wllllnm and Wnlter, and grandchildren, according to the wilt of tho testntor admitted to pro bate today. The two sons are named ctecutoi of the estate. Other wills probated today are those of Dr. James A. Wamaley, who died In the German Hospital, leaving nn estate of $31,000: Charles C. Slack. 46C0 Wyoming avenue, SIJ.SOO; ltosa W. Meredith, 311S Diamond street, $12,M. J. Frank Dun more. Stockynrd Hotel, 30th and Hace streets, $10,200; August Bern). 442 South 06th street, $3000: Krcszlng Gramer, Ger mantonn Hospital, $2400 Personal propcrt) of Emma L. Forrest has been appraised at $29,415 60; Florence K. Stokes. $14,717.92. ARRESTED AT CHURCH Youth Accused of Stealing Prom West Philadelphia Butcher. N Twenty-seven dolluis In small change Jingling in the pockets of Edward Loney, 100 North SJtli street, nnd George Elllnger, 13.14 Fllheit street, led to their arrest, when they were sern trying the doors of the Asbury Church. Z3d and Chestnut streetB, earlv today. According to the pollru, both admitted taking tho money from William Droll, a butcher, at r.803 Chestnut street, whero nillncrr Ik employed. Magistrate. Hurrl." held them under $000 ball each this morn ing. Both nre IS ears old. Diamonds : , For Christmas ' Diamonds are of permanent und ever-increasing value and never go out of fashion. The purchase of a good diamond does nor necessarily involve, as many people suppose, a large investment. Our stocky offers probably the widest assortment for selection in this city, yet every diamond is of a uniform, fine quality. We are direct importers, make our own mountings and our prices are as low as is consistent with high standards. Diamond Rings $9.00 Diamond UVallieres. 35.00 Diamond Bnxwhes..., 20.00 Diamond Bar Pins... 80-00 Diamond Bracelets .. 124)0 Diamond Unks 30.00 You may see these articles photographically reproduced in our new catalogue, which contains over 22,QQQ illustrations of the best in Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry and Silverware, all accurately described and priced. A edfcy l yours, free, fox the asking. It will he mailed to you if you wish. S,KIND fir SONS DIAMOND MERCHANTS JEWELERS'SiLVURSMlTriS MO CHESTNUT STREET Vlo4m$ Hour: Sm e'C'fec, Untti Ckrutma SUNDAY'S SERMON ON "WAYTO HEAVEN" WINS 450 PERSONS Men and Women of All Classes in "Glory Row" After Thrilling Service at Des Moines. DES MOINES. la.. Dec. IS.-Evangellst Billy Sunday pointed out 'tho road to I Heaven Inst night to 4M persons who t "hit tho Bawdust trail." It was one of the greatest meetings the evangelist has held since his coming to Des Moines. His sermon was on lh6 subject of "Hcaen and How to Get There." Tonight ho will preach on "Hell and How to Oct There." The SO-mlnute nftcr-servlce was tho most thrilling the people here have heard. An audience that completely packed tho tabernaclo cheered and applauded as M0 high school students found their way to "glory row." Each trail hitter was ap plauded, whllo tho evangelist beamed as ho hns not dono before during the local meetings. It wns a. cosmopolitan crowd that found scnts on "glory row," pro fessional nnd business men. laborers and students, women of leisure, office girls, clerks, waitresses and factory workers. Sunday told them he wns "mighty proud of them all." ' During the early part of the services a man became overcnthuslastlc and leaped to his feet. "I'm for jou, BUI!" he cried. "If I get to heaven beforo Nell (his wife) nnd the children," Sunday said early In his sermon. "I think I'll walk up and shake hands with Jesus nnd say, 'Lord, If It's all the same, I'd Just like to hang nround the gate nnd wait for my loved ones down there on earth,' and. he continued, "I'm sure Jesus will say: 'Suro, Bill, sit right down.' " Then ho flopped Into a chair, burled his face In his hands and showed his nudl ence Just how he will keep hla vigil by the gntewny of heaven until "Nell nnd the children" shall have winged their way through tho entrance. "And if Nell and the children get there first, I'm sure they will wait at the gate for me. She'll ask mo how things were when I left. I'll say. 'Oh, drilling along the some as usual, everybody going to hell so fast you can't sco them for tho "Must'; nml when I ask where my mansion Is, the Iiord will say, 'Bight over there STATIONERS Acceptable Christmas Gifts Photograph Frames from tne tiny one for traveling to the very largs size for Boudoir or Library. Leather . . $1 to $15 Bronze . . $2 to $50 Rhinestone $4 to $12 Wood, inlaid with Ivory, Brass or WborJ, $1.50 to $30. Folding Frames 1 to 4 pictures .75 to $25 A Beautiful Collection 1121 CHESTNUT STREET FOR VIOLINS ALBERT'S I :i 8. TII 8T. (Ilrlow Chestnut) l OK. ST1I SANH051 bTS. to $2300.00 " 2250-00 " 2100.00 725.00 H 75.00 500.00 K jJm) Diamond Scarf Pins. $25.00 to ?1QOODQ Diamond Earrings ... 15.00 " 4Q Diamond Studs Diamood Lockets ... 13.50" 305.00 Diamond Necklaces.. 1125.0Q H 1540&0G Pearl Necklace .... 75.00 - 35OO00 on Grand avenue, BUI. among th swells ' " "Hallelujah 1" he cried, ahd the lft.OM smiled, many of them through their fears. It was the hardest woik the evangelist had done during the campaign, with the possible exception of the afternoon ftlid evening he delivered his famcAis sermon on "Booie." He was) hear the breaking point when he left the tabernacle, but he promised to be In trim for another hot shot at the dovll this afternoon and again tonight. SENT-TO JAIX FOR 25 YEARS Court Sentences Negroes Guilty of! Assault and Bobbery. Elwood Ituley, 18 years old, and John If. Cobb, 27 yeats, both Negroes, were convicted of felonious assault and rob bery today In Quarter Sessions Court and sentenced by Judgo Davis to serve H years each In the county prison. Judge Davis characterized them as "brutes" The assault, for which 15 years each was Imposed, occurred on the evening of November 14 near SIcrlon avenue nnd I'lne street, when Lena Smith, IS years old, 433 North 62d street, was attacked by the men, and her escort, Andrew Stc Loughlln, of Highland Park, Dclawnro County, i,aa robbed. Ten years each was tho sentence for robbery. Harry Miles and I'orry Brown, also Negroes, were sentenced to 11 months each for participating In the robbery. They were witnesses for tho Common wealth. TJrgos Prohibition Amendment WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. - "There rtre thousands of pedple In tho United States who believe the Constitution Is nn agree ment with death and a covenant with evil because It has failed to make any provision for prohibition," declared Sena tor Shcpard today In the Senate Senator Shepard, who, with Ilcprescntntlvo Hotf son, Is author of the resolution provid ing for a V cral amendment to the Con stitution grni.lng nation-wide prohibition, wns addressing the Senate on the pro hibition question. Are You Interested ' in Your Appearance? t Foolish question 999! Very well, then 4N. B. T." SUIT OR The Grand Bier Differau between "N. B. T." clothes and all others is in their workmanship, the'r fit,' their style! We offer Ol ! IT i . and it's quality you tpi J ''very "N. B. T."! Quality-buying is the econ omy wise men, use! $15, 18, $20 upward for "N. B. T." Suits and Overcoats. Perry & Co. "n.b.t. 16th & Chestnut Sts. 12.00" AliATA fe CO. 116 S, 13th St. MAKH 4 DfLKS W CHYHtir TMT i mM0ltM lgr.anwy