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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, December 22, 1914, Night Extra, Image 3

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Thousands of Toys Ready
for Poor Children and
' Fund Growing Hourly to
increase the Stock.
Outside, tho drhtng rnln beat down In
lohK, slanting drops. Inido the "comfy"
Kris Klnglo Storehouse, nt 60S Chestnut
ilreet, laden with Christmas tos, tho
Santa Glaus Lady peered through the be
spattered window up and down the sleety
street and wondered If the weather would
have any effect on the generosity Wf Phil
adelphia's children toward the poor of
the city.
"Please, tha'am," said a wee olco at
her elbow, "I got $5 cents I saed all by
myself that I want to give tq some kid
what alnt gonna hay too Christmas."
The Santa Claus Lady produced tho pig
lnt5 which whose bloated Interior all of
tho nickels aro being dropped whtch tho
children havo contributed, and the little
fellow, who had wandered In when sho
wasn't looking, parted from the grimy
quarter and went away smiling, Just as
though some one had given him 23 cents
to so out and spend on goodies. ,
"Fill me up, for mercy sake," says the
fat little pig, or rather the sign which
hangs over him says It, and the cry has
hot been disregarded.
Almost $200 havo found their way Into
tho holo In his back and thence Into tho
pockotbook of tlia Santa Claus Lady, who
makes straight away for the shops and
invests In new toys to supplement those
sent In by sympathetic youngsters.
And you ought to see tho store houso
at this mlnutol On Monday morning It
opened with a collection of toyB num
bering COOO. This morning there aro about
7009, Seven thousand beauteous toys, and
the dollies head tho list. There aro moro
thnn 1000 of them. Next como the ani
mals, moro varieties than old Noah took
Into tho Ark with him; nnd then tho
games and books! Add to this a whole
raft of miscellaneous- toys, everything
ranging from a dlrrtlnutlvo typewriter to
a llttlo set of washtubs; from a go-cart
to a set of blocks, and you can Imagine
tho joy and happiness whjch Is coming
unexpectedly into tho lives of thousands
of ilcstltuto youngsters.
Many of theso kids llyoln tho family
crowded tenements, ungp$&n,bly sordid
and Insanitary, which abouncTIn the city.
Think what It will mean to them to
have a great shiny Public Ledoeh or
Kvhnino Ledger automobile drive up to
their homes and deposit a "scrumptious"
present, tho first, In many cases, that
they havo over had. "What words can
fathom their childish delight?
Thousands of llttlo children have been
animated by tho beautiful Christmas
spirit and aro giving of their most cher
ished possessions so that these other kids
will havo a Merry Christmas. Every one
Is Invited to come In on the movement
these last three days before tho 2Sth.
"What havo TTOU dono to make some poor
child happy?
Estates of Terminal Cafe Proprietor
Exceeds 9120,000.
Eugene It. Knoblauoh, the Reading
Terminal restaurant proprietor, who died
In the Hahnemann Hospital December
15 from the effect of a revolver wound,
aelf-lnnicte4 in Broad Street Station,' left
ait estate In oxcess of $120,000. His will,
admitted to probate today, devises the
entlro estate to tho widow, Anlla D. Knob
lauch. The executors of the estate are
the widow and Edward P. IHIss.
Other wills probated are of the fol
lowing: estates: Annlo McQrath, late of
321 Preston street, .whose property Is es
timated at JS0O0; Mary E. Miller, 77th
street and Lyons avenue, J7100;' John A.
Barthmaler, 4013 St. Vincent street, J2670;
Harry C. Hope, 2101 East Llpplncott
street, J2000. Personal property of Daniel
Scheuer has been appralBed at $2616.12.
"Woman Drops Dead Among Shoppers
in Father's Store.
Physicians say overwork caused the
death of Mrs. Stella Fossa, 30 years old,
wifo of Pllada Fossa, 41 North 15th. street,
who collapsed among the shoppers In her
father's store In Atlantic City. Her hus
band, who was in this city, had been no
tified of his wife's collapse and was pre
paring for a dash to the seacoast city in
an automobile last night, when he re
ceived word that his wifo had died.
Mrs, Fossa Insisted upon working in
her father's store during- the. Christmas
rush. Last night, while the store was
packed with shoppers, sho collapsed. She
was hurried to a hospital, where five)
physicians worked in vain to resuscitate
her. She died in. less than on hour.
Policeman Plnds Small Soys Over
come; by Smoke.
Ttvo children, overcome by smoko when
j. defectlvo flue started a Are in their
home today, were rescued by a policeman,
who risked hla Ufa to paaa through a
smoke-Oiled hallway to the second floor.
The burned homo is that of Albert Itah
rer, 123 Snyder avenue.
Policeman Collins, of the Fourth street
and Snyder avenue station, saw smoke
coming from the house at noon today.
Ma smashed In the front door and found
James Itahrer, 4 years old, and George
Jtahrer, 10 years old. In the bathroom
HnconscfcAw. Tho flro caused J600 loss.
War Cuts Off Supply and Inquiry Is
Hade Here,
Cuba is suffering from a scarcity of
coffins a a result of the European war.
An Inquiry was received here today from
the. National Bank, or Cuba, at Cama
Jualnl, for a supply from America. The
Inquiry was filed at the Foreign Trade
Bureau of tho Commercial Museums and
the nausea and addresses of reliable eqffln
manufacturers will he sent to the little
nation Immediately. The Cubans for
jaly obtained the somas- from HagUad
and Franse. but now these countries can
hip none.
Prominent Chester County Farmer
Suooumbs to Long Illness,
WEST CHE8T1W. Pa., Dea. at-Thomaa
iHw8 w of the leadtasr farmer real
Banta in BUmlBghajn township, died to
Mjr at the ag of TT years, following- a
Img tune. He was strlekejt fey Mad
MW to years ego and ta tfat Haw
Ma4 iii4 gradually. He was for wany
year one of the ntoat prwmlasnt leaders
4 Cfctsur County is tk wk of th
noM8, and ba4 OttMl inaay jwbltc po
nhttw in tola tuwiuhlp, wswfg fea was ttou
uar of an of the Uurgsf 4 best
" te tiie locality, fuUowliw dairyla
ivi tsany year.
M1 fo?1? lr we
mi4 wf the u Butter Ansoriatfoa and
rf tn . AsatM, White Bieedtwa AsMe
Former Philadelphia Boclety "Woman.
Would Not Qlve Consent.
The alleged desire of her husband,
deorge F. Leavltt. to be given a leave
of absence so he might "sow his wild
Oats," has prompted Florence Kendrlck
Leavltt, of New York, and a former
Philadelphia society woman, to sue him
for divorce, Mrs. Leavltt filed her suit
yesterday Leavltt. a graduate of Cor
nell, Is associated with his father In the
II Gilbert Wdolen Company and has an
interest in the Ruby Film Company.
In her petition, Mrs. Lealtt alleged
she was compelled to separate from hor
husband af,ter he had proposed she "per
mlt him to go away for a few months
and sow his wild oats." This, Mrs,
Leavltt said, she refused to permit htm
to do. and Instead filed suit for a separa
tion. In her separation complaint, Mrs,
Leavltt said her husband had been
friendly with a Kathryn Thompson, n
model, fend Mae King, a singer. Her
husband maintained his wife had no
ground to accuse him of any misconduct,
and that his wife was able to earn her
own living ns an actress. This Mrs.
Leavltt denied. Bho said she did try the,
stago, but was compelled to leave It In
a fow days In order1 not to lose her "self
Inequality in Hauling
Charges Likely Will
Cause Municipalities to
File Petitions With State
Drostlo cuts In tho hard coal rate to
many points In Pennsylvania not included
In the decision reducing by 40 cents a
ton tho rates to this city may be de
manded after tho Stato Public Service
Commission Issues Its order to tho rail
roads to make tho 40-cent reduction.
Coal men believe today that hundreds
of municipalities In the Stato may file
petitions with tho Publlo Sorvlce Com
mission demanding reduced hard coal
freight rates .based on the cut In the
rates to Philadelphia. A movement al
ready Is on foot In Reading, Pa., along
this line. Comparison of the new Phila
delphia and the Heading rates shows
that the latter city, nearer the mines, will
have to pay a higher rate.
Meantime, tho small coal dealer la
chuckling over tho opportunity that would
be his should the rate cut be confirmed
by the courts. Men with little stock could
offer tho benefit of the 40-cent cut to the
consumer Immediately. The big compan
ies which had paid- the higher rate on
large Btocks would have to maintain the
.Old prices or undergo a loss In the at
tempt to compete with the small dealers.
Independent mine owners also see vast
opportunities ahead. One Important re
sult of tho rate cut, should It be sup
ported by tho courts, will be a great de
eIopment of Independently owned prop
erties and coal lands, many of which are
now undeveloped or lying Idle.
There Is little prospect of Philadelphia
consumers benefiting this winter by the
reduced rate. The railroads have 30 days
to appeal, and they aro expected to let
most of this time elapse before announc
ing their course of action. '
From semiofficial railroad circles it has
been learned that in the Heading at least
the hard coal cut will more than offset
what might have been gained by the S
per cent. Inrease granted by the Inter
state Commerce Commission. Of the
RGOO.0O0 estimated as the saving In this
city under the -new rato the Heading
will lose two-thirds, or 31,000,000.
This estimate, according to those In
close touch with the situation, Is con
servative. Exact figures are not obtain
able as to tho amount of coal consumed
In Philadelphia annually, but many coal
men hazard the opinion that it la more
nearly 6,000,000 than 4,000,000 tons.
Judge Dismisses Petition of Octo
genarian's Brother.
Judge Audenried today dismissed the
petition of John Wesley Miller, S3 years
old, for the appointment of a guardian
for his octogenarian sister, Hanna
Frances Miller.
The aged woman resides In the Bartram
Apartments, 330. and Chestnut streets, and
has an annual Inoomo of tlK.000 from an
estate valued nt upward of 100.000.
The brother endeavored to show she
was In such an Impaired physical and
mental condition as would render her
easily susceptible to tho designs of un
scrupulous persons.
Judge Audenried, however, found the
fears of the brother unwarranted.
A Winter
Favorite, $5
Any sort of shoe you'll need.
You can choose at short
notice, and with great com
fort, in the New Boot Shop.
VL M20 Cheitaut St
"Where only the best Is good enough,"
Our cauxtftooai u2saiSL vHl
ehsesiajT lf to yitise "tfea aa.9
Hsmtite? Bmm, CilA&stz, YitrUtr SKjm Moderate Price
Building Trades Council, in
Resolution, Declares
Members of Committee Ig
nored Union Protest.
The "Billy" Sunday revival movement
was declared to be unfair to organized
tabor In a rosotutlon given out today by
the Building Trades Council of Philadel
phia, which calls upon alt affiliated locals,
their members, friends and sympathizers,
to act accordingly.
A strike of electricians employed by
Cates & Shepherd, electrical contrac
tors, on the Sunday Tabernacle at Uth
and Vine streets, brought about tho ac
tion of the union. The men struck A
week ago last Saturday because, accord
ing to their representatives, the firm
tried to make them work over time for
regular wages when agreement had been
made for time and half tlmo.
Omcora of the "Billy" Sunday commlt
teo refused to act on tho complaint of
the Building Trades Council, according
to tho resolution. The document de
clares that all tho trades worktng on
the building with the exception of ono
trade are unfair to organized labor.
James Meade, business agent for the
council, said today the firm was em
ploying strike-breakers In an effort to
finish the tabernacle.
He also said union electricians hod'
walked out from several other big Jobs
being done by Gates & Shepherd, notably
tho Harris Building, !2d and Market
streets; the Southern High School, the
Methodist Building, at 17th and Arch
streets, and tho Metcar Building, at 13th
and Cherry streets.
Tho resolution follows:
"Whereas, there Is a movement
throughout the country known as the
Billy' Sunday revival movement holding
religious meetings nddrcsscd by tho Rev.
Billy' Sunday, and
"Whereas, It Is the Intention of the
Hev. Mr. Sunday to hold some of the
nfrnlri meetings In Philadelphia, which
lias caused td be erected at the north
west corner of 19th and "Vine streets a
building for that purpose, and
"Whereas, the men employed to erect
the- said building, with tho exception of
one trade, aro unfair to organized labor,
especially the electrical work, which Is
being done by strike-breakers In tho em
ploy of Cates & Shepherd, electrical con
tractors, located at 1516 Sansom street;
"Whereas, the aforesaid conditions were
brought to the attention of the proper
officers of the Sundayjnovement, who re
fused o remedy, tho same: therefore be It
s "Resolved, that we, the Building Trades
Counrll of Philadelphia and vicinity, In
regular meeting assembled, held Satur
day evening, December 19, condemn the
Sunday movement ns unfair to organized
labor, and call attention of our affiliated
locals, their members, friends and sym
pathizers to the aforesaid facts, trusting
them to act accordingly."
Child Dies, He Cannot Find Work,
nnd He Kills Himself.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.-Joseph Indell
cato used to make toys for little boys
and girls. He worked In a stuffy shop. He
was conscientious and his deft fingers
turned out many a soldier and many a
Jumping Jack. Then Joseph got sick. He
hod consumption. He tried hard to find
work. Mrs. Indelicate also cot sick of
the some mysterious coughing spells her
husband had. The three Indeltcato babies
got to coughing, too.
Then a fow weeks ago the Indelicate
girl died. Joseph wanted to work to
save the other children. He knew little
bos and girls wanted toys this Christ
mas. But he couldn't find work. So Jo
seph decided there wasn't any such thing
as Christmas and yesterday he borrowed
a pistol and shot himself dead.
Mrs. Indelicate widow of the toymaker,
and two Indeltcato children, all In last
stages of tuberculosis, haven't money to
bury the toymaker. They owe three
months rent New York city, with a
show of Christmas spirit, took all three
to the hospital today,
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The statue of Stephen Girard,
merchant, mariner and founder of
Girard College at City Hall, bears
a wreath inscribed from "One of
his old boys."
Hntboro the Scene of 20,000 Blaze.
Glenslde and Jenkintown Suffer.
Three fires In suburban towns north of
Philadelphia entailed losses aggregating
nearly 125,000 early this morning, Hat
boro being the heaviest; sufferer with a
$20,000 blazo that for a tlmo threatened
tho entire business section and called out
companies from six other towns.
A barn was destroyed near Qlcnslde.
two horses and a largo number of chick
ens being burned to death, and a dwelling
at Jenkintown was ablaze. The Hatboro
flro was In the three-story brick building
onncd by W. W. Wllgus. nt Marelnnd
and Depot streets. The first floor was
used fur a general store ami the upper
floors as meeting halls.
Tho barn destroyed was tho property of
George Young. All his farming imple
ments were damaged and destroyed and
only ono horse was saved. Tho Qlenslde
company was called to this flro a few min
utes after it had returned from Hatboro,
but owing to tho distance of the property
from water, firemen could do nothing to
save It.
At Jenkintown tho flro was in tho home
of Charles Stewart, Ih Division street,
and seven other houses In tho row were
threatened. This was before the company
had gone to Hatboro. Tlremen confined
the flames to the Stewart home. No one
was injured at any of the three fires.
Knitted Silk
Motor and Evening
Dress Scarfs
An especial!
chosen tive and well
White or pearl color, In two
different weaves and a line '"ac
cordion" style.
Tubular Scarfs, In whlto or
pearl color, and plain and cro
chet weaves in extra quality
silks, in pearl, white or black,
A special grade in accordion
weave is remarkable value at
this figure.
Very effective styles in black
and white and black and colors
in accordion weave Scarfs, at $6,
$7,50 and $8.50.
At $7.50, plain white or pearl
crochet Scarfs, in assorted
weaves and exceedingly hand
some plain coors with border.
At $8, Scotch Heather effects
in varied colorings.
Woolen Motot Scarfs, $1,50
to $5, . These are largely used
for women's wear.
Mufflers in Fraternity and
Club official colorings, made of
English "rep" silks, at ,3.50
here only. Proof of member
ship required.
CloMing Hour 6 P. M,
1424-1496 5ktut Street
Postoffice Engages Extra
Force and Makes Plans
Expected to Avoid Last
Year's Congestion.
Thousands of Christmas shoppers
passed today before the stamp windows
of the various postoffice stations of the
city purchasing largo quantities of stamps
for their Christmas mall, and as many
and more crowded about the parcel post
desks depositing Innumerable bundles
labeled with Santa Claus stickers.
Preparations for handling the largo
amount of holiday mall In this city have
been completed by tho postal authorities.
It Is necessary to put a tremendous
human machlno Into worktng order to
handle the Christmas mall. From the
moment a letter tfr a Christmas package
is dropped in the box on the street corner
transportation to Its destination Is accele
rated by many hundreds of agents.
It Is estimated by the postal authori
ties that 12,000,000 pieces of mall will bo
handled every day by the postoffice In
this city from now until Christmas. This
Includes the. regular flow of postal matter
as well as the additional amount of tho
holiday season. Moro than 35,000 sacks
of parcel post alone aro expected to pass
through postal hands dally. In each of
theso there hre about 1C0 pieces.
Extra, clerks, carrlors and collectors
have been engaged; numorous wagons,
automobiles and trucks hired, and addi
tional mall cars put into service on tho
car lines. Tho large Metropolitan Build
ing, at Broad and Wallace streets, has
been taken over and will bo used for all
Incoming mall except lettors. Forty
thousand squaro feet of spaco aro avail
able there. Already this Is nearly filled
with Christmas packages.
The number of extra clerks and car
riers taken on Is 657, whllo 4S additional
automobiles have been put Into service,
42 for tho delivery of parcel post and 6
for collection. Ordinarily there are 28
for delivery and 5 for collection. One
hundred and twenty wagons, in addition
to those already used, will also be put
Into service to aid In the parcel post and
carrier delivery.
Five large auto trucks have been hired.
On the four mall car lines additional cars
havo been added and Vn each there will
be 10 extra trips dr.lly.
Four Charming
Christmas Suggestions
For Ladies
Hand Bags $3.50 to $20.
Silk or Leather.
The Smartest Parisian
Stipes and Colors.
Sewing Cases $2.50 to $15.
With Every Accessory
for Traveling or Home Use.
Electroliers $10 to $35.
Just Received from Parij,
for the DESK
Piccolo Parasols
for Motoring.
A Great Convenience.
at Kind's
Diamond Rings $9.00 to $2300,00
Diamond LaVallieres 35.00 " 2250,00
Diamond Brooches,. 20.00" 2100,00
Diamond Bar Pins,, 80.00 " 725.00
Diamond Necklaces .1125.00 " 15,000.00
Diamond Bracelets .. 12.00 " 725.00
Gold Jewelry
Rings ,.....-....$1.50to $50.00
LaVallieres 1.75 " 30.00
Bracelets ......... 2.25 ",104.00
Chains ..t.w. 450 ' 50.00
Scarf Pins ...,. 1.00 i- 60.00
Link Button 1.50 " 30.00
The 22,000 photographic illustrations of Diamonds,
Watches, Jewelry and Silverware in-our new catalogue
give some idea of the wide variety of attractive Christmas
gifts you will find at our store. This book is so conven
iently classified that selection is easy and pleasant, and
you qan use it for all-year-'round reference. Call or
write for a copy. It is free.
22, 1914.
Three Orphans Taken From Custody
of Stepfather.
Threo orphaned children stood before
Maglatrato Glenn todar in tho 4th and
Tdrk etreota police station. They up
peared to ho frightened and bewildered
wi they testified aaalnst their stepfather,
Charles Lnngxlon, 40 years Old, 2S7 West
York street.
Agents of th Society for Prevention
of Cruelty to Children presented an af
fidavit to tho effect that X,angdon ttm
not a proper guardian for the children.
Magistrate Glenn looked at 'them and
then Inquired If .there was a spectator
In the courtroom who wanted to be a
"big friend" to the llttlo children.
Miss Peachey, a social worker and at
tached to tho Boclety for Prevention of
Cruelty to Children, came forward. She
volunteered to take charge of the chil
dren. Magistrate Glenn then committed Vir
ginia, 3 years old; Johnnie, 7. and Rob
ert, 10, to her care. Tho children were
taken to the rooms of the Children's So
ciety. They will have a chance to view
a Christmas tree and participate In the
distribution of toys.
Tho mother of the children was hurled
yesterday. Langdon was discharged with
a reprimand.
Sent to Correction for Attacking Man
Who refused Them S"lvo Centa.
FIto cents sent Charles Itoblnson, St
years old, 033 North ISth street, and
Joseph Froll, S0I3 lUdge avenue, to the
Houso of Correction this morning, the
former for a year and tho latter for 80
days. Thoy were sentenced by Magistrate
Morris In the 26th and Tork streets sta
tion. The two men were charged with assault
and battery on Thomas Cusack, 005 Mars
ton street It was testified that when
Cusack passed tho comer of S8th and
Frederick streets last night, ho was ac
costed by tho two men, who asked for S
centa When ho refused, he sold, he was
Being elected worshipful master of
Ionlo Lodge, P. and A. M. at tho age
of 28 was the honor conferred upon
Ralph D. Baker, of Camden, lost night.
Mr. Baker has passed through the various
chairs In exactly seven years, tho short
est possible time.
In addition to being prominent In Ma
sonic circles, the youthful worshipful
master is president of tho Camden Ro
tary Club, having been elected to that
offlco when tho club was organized two
years ago. He was re-elected for another
term the following year.
For Xmas give Him a
fine warm Angora
jacket, or a handsome
silk or silk-and-wool
shirt, or a bath robe,
or a scarf, or hosiery or
gloves 1
Foil will find here, indeed,
a great Kuni&cr of most
desirable Xmas presents
for men, gifts that coin-
bine usefulness, beauty
and stylecorrectncs8 to a
high degree.
Mann &, Dilks
Bracelet Watches .'... $8.00 to $82S.Q0
Platinum Watchas ... 150.00 82S.00
Gold Watches 17.50 500.00
Gold Filled Watches , 7.50 90.00
Silver Watches ...,,, 6.00" 2a,00
Gun Metal Watches . 5.00 " 20.00
Toilet Sets $4.50 to $100.00
Vanity Boxes 1J50 " 33.00
Picture Frames 1.00 " 45.00
Military Brushes ,.. 4.25 " 20.05
Cigarette Cases .... 2,25 2400
Pocket Knives ...JUS.. l35 " 8.00
His Purchase of Fast Auto
Suspected as Part of Plan
to Avoid Extradition to
New York State.
MANCHESTER. N. II, Dea 2t-Spe-clal
guards were assigned today to watch
Harry It Thaw and prevent another at
tempt to escape, pending tho proceedings'
which William Travers Jerome saya will
land the slayer of Stanford Whlta back
In Matteawan, following tho decision at
the Supreme Court of tho United State
ordering hla extradition to New Tork
Prom now on there will be a constant
watch over tho prisoner, and any at
tempt to leave his present abiding place
at Manchester will bo checked. To all
Intents and purposes ho Is now as much
a prisoner ns though he were back In
the asylum, surrounded by attendants.
The law gives Thaw 30 days of nominal
liberty under tho Jurisdiction of New
Hampshire. It Is posslbta that this tlmo
will bo extended, for the Thaw forces are
preparcil to fight to the last ditch.
In the long battle with Jerome, Thaw
seems to have absorbed some Of his
prosecutor's grim determination, and he
has become something more than An
amateur In his ability to advise his at
torneys in their attempts to free him.
The fact that Tliaw bought a high
power auto upon his arrival here and that
ho has become an expert at driving Is
believed to have beon ono of the reasons
of tho Increased vigilance of his guards.
It Is Just the sort of vehicle which would
be extremely useful If tho fugitive can-,
templatcd another spectacular dash
similar to tho one which ended In Can
ada last year.
How A
Saved His Bet
One of our presidents (of
the U. S. of A.), a distin
guished angler, was telling
a friend about a trip lie
took with two countrymen,
both of whom were perfectly
familiar with his reputation
as a fisherman.
Said one of the country
men before starting: "M
President, we'll agree that
the first one to catch a fish
must treat tho crowd."
"I agreed," said the Presi
dent; "but do you knoiv that
those fellows had a bite and
were too mean to pull them
'SSo you lost, eh?"
his friend.
"Oh, no!"
President. "I
ANY bait on MY hook!"
Our Suits and Overcoats
are' FEASTS fit for Kings;
or Presidents! Up to 540
for Suits; up to $55 for
Perry &Co.,"n.b.t."
16th & Chestnut Sts.
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