HAMMOND'S HAT IN
RING BY GRACE OF HIS
HERE'S THE STORY
OF TOFI ISAAC, TYPE
OF HOUSING EVIL
EVENING LEDGER-PHIEADEIPIr TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 11.
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Sioro Opens 8:30 A. M. WANAMAKER'S Store Closes 6 P. M
for President by Reptbli
car?Cpngressmen of That
tritou a STArr coaisaroxDKNT.
WASHINGTON, Deo. a Will Wlnfleld
Scott llum'moml, of Minnesota, over, bo
President of tlio United States? Nbbody
can tell; strnnper things liave happened.
MlnricBcrta lacks less than half k million
of havlnsr as largo a population as How
Jersey, anil only about 95,000 fewer voters
than New Jersey. Minnesota la 330 mites
wide, i& milts long and coVers nn area,
of 83,365 Bquaro miles! New Jersey Is' only
70 nlles wltfe, 160 miles lone and covers an
area of only 7315 square miles. Besides,
Minnesota, belcmga to tho grout North
west, and Mr, Bryan used to think that
westward the star of political promise
was In the ascendant. That Is what the
Minnesota people- betleva today; at least
that Is what James Manahan, Republican;
Oeorgo It. Smith, Republican, and Clar
ence Benjamin Miller, Republican, three
representative men of that State, mem
bers of the present Congress, think nnd
paid at the coming-out party of Wlnfleld
Bcott Hammdnd at the University Club
hero last Saturday night.
Mr. Hammond, who' has been a member
of' Congress from Minnesota for eight
years, was elected Governor of that Stata
at tho election last month. Ho Is a
Democrat. Tho rest of tho -Democratic
tlckot was defeated by something llko
S3.000 votes; he was elected by 12,000 ma
jority. If John A. Johnson had lived he
would havo been tho Democratic candi
date for President at the last election;
Mr. Hammond'a Republican friends at the
symposium Saturday night bellevo he Is a
worthy successor of Johnson, that he Is
built dt sound presidential timber and
that he could carry his State.
Tho meeting was designed to bring out
If possible- a reasonable explanation of
how It happened that Mr, Hammond was
elected Governor when all of his ticket
was defeated by 83,000 majority. The
manager of tho affair, Claude Bennett,
cloverly nranged It bo that the cxplana-
Hon should be made by Republican mem
bers of Congress from that State. Boiled
down, they all agreed that ho was elected
bocause he wua the best man for tho
place, and one of their" number declared
that Minnesota can no longer be regarded
as committed to nny political party, and
that tho voters of that State will cast
their ballots for tho best man whatever
his political label character, capacity,,
fitness being In their' opinion tho truo'
testa of what the people want In tho pub
Mr. Hammohd was born In Massachu
setts, educated at Dartmouth and, like
Martin 3. Brumbaugh, of Pennsylvania,
has devoted years of tho best service to
the cause of education In his State., Al
though a practising attorney for many
"years ho lias been associated with every
; movement looking to the Improvement of
the education facilities of his State.
Mr. Hammond has Just passed his 51st
birthday; His term of ofllce will expire
in January, 191T, which would glye him
a. month nnd a halt to organize his Cabi
net and write his Inaugural address If he
should bo elected President In 191S.
There apparently Is no doubt now
that his hat has been thrown Into the
ring by his, appreciative political oppo
nents on the ground that It is, the man
himself and not the party label he wears
that should count, Hammond will make
many of the "leaders" alt up and think.
Mr. Hammond did not say Saturday
. night that he "would not think of such
,a thing," and, at least, he may be re
garded as among the possibilities. If the
race should Anally be between Hammond,
and Borah, It Is safe to speculate that
the West would cast the largest vote ever
' .polled )n that part of the country.
J. C. H.
IRVIN COBB GIVES VIVID
RECITAL OF WAR'S HORROR
'' Curtla Club Sears Description ty
"Writer Who "Was With Troops.
Irvln 8. Cobb, war correspondent and
humorist, drew) a grim picture of the
., European war, devoid of Its glamour and
glory, in an address before 3)0 members
of the Curtis Club last evening.
' Mr, Cobb, who Is one of the Ave Ajnerl-
. can correspondents, the onU noncom
batanta who were permitted to view the
scenes at the front, described the horror
of the conflict perhaps more vividly than
in his published articles In the Saturday
Evening Post and the Pubuo Lb do En. It
was one of the most dramatic recitals
ever heard In this city.
Tho great conical holes, 20 by 70 feet,
blasted Into the earth by the tt-centl-metre
shells; the pulverized forts and the
Idiocy and dellrlousneis nf the French
garrisons who survived were described by
"I have never seen men so Indescribably
dirty and exhausted as those in a trench
at Laone. The men could not sea the
enemy, nor wero they seen. But they
kilted and were killed, hour by hour. At
Slaubeuge we could smell a hospital train
J50 yards away, although the stench of
dead human flesh was ever in our nos
trils. The wounded, packed like sardines
In the cars, lay on blood-soaked straw."
The speaker said that his Interview with
Xjord Kitchener wbb correct aa flrat pub
llshed, but that it had been garbled on
transmission by cable back to England,
where It was repudiated for that reason,
"Belgium's plight is the greatest atroc
ity of history," ba sajd. "But I aaw no
cases of mutilation of noncombatanti,
audi aa have been rumored so generally."
Mr. Cobb said that the consensus of
military opinion I that tho w,ar cannot
last more than a year, although the Ger
man believe Implicitly that they will
WOMEN CAPTURE MAN
1 j m mi
yeaiale Detectives of pepartmen
Store Subdue, Elm After fight.
A truled prisoner, much the worse for
"War, Jascd Magistrate Benshaw'la the
Cmtral Police Court today.
8lde him stood Mrs. Peart Pancoast
and Miss Mary Clark. dtv4 Ir tfee
Wajwaiajser nturo. When the prisojaar
look4 t (htr drmlned f&eea he sigbad
Tae women epur3 tfee num at Markut
And Junipw trts altar an xcHteff
and a baad-to-hand ofttet yes.
Urdiur Afternoon, in wWcb U SaaUy was
tm&m& sy m hatpJa wieUed by Mrs.
FaAdatat, The wcuqm tuxasd Ms uyr
to ReMrv PoUsauuLB r ....
The iwiMUMT, who tiW uau & I
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JOHN H. BAIZLEY
Councilman who urged and ob
tained an increase from $5000 to
$6000 for mummer prize money;
MDMMERS TO GUARD
AGAINST THE LDRE
OF "FAKE" PRIZES
Representatives " of Clubs
Will Meet Tonight to De
mand Cash Guarantees
From Business Men.'
The New Year shooters, who delight
thousands of people 'every year, do not
propose to be hoodwinked on January 1
by fake prizes.
Last year many clubs-were lured to dif
ferent sections of tho city by tho offer of
special prizes,- pnly to And In many cn'aea
that tho prizes were cut 60 per cent, in
valuo after tho sectional sightseers had
their fun. To prevent such an Imposition
on New Year's Day, representatives of tho
New Year clubs will meet representatives
of various organizations wlilcli offer prizes
tonight In room 436, City Hall, and In
form them that nil prize money will have
to be deposited with responsible persons
before New Year's Day by organizations
who desire the mummers to parade out
side of the official route named by the
Judging from tho enthusiasm shown by
the clubs nil over tho city, H. Bart Mc-
Hugh, special agent of the New Year
Committee, believes the parade on Now
Yenrs Day will eclipse all tormer pa
geants. It would tako many volumes to tell ade
quately of tho novelties and costumes
which will be In the line of 15,000 march
ers. Then, too. It would be a breach of
confidence to tell all, but a reporter for
tho Eve.vino LEDtiER was "lot In" on
some of the novelties In store on tho
promise that ho would not tell the publlo
too much In advance.
Tho Mexican war will . receive, serious
attention, and some of the clubs will
carry wireless stations' in order to learn
who"wlll have been elected President by
January 1. The war in Kuropo will be
touched upon In a neutral manner, be
cause, as ono mummer expressed It, "wo
want the public to remain neutral."
The pathetic Incident regarding the
controversy over ships for the Panama
Canal Zone will, of course, find expres
sion In very graphic illustrations. Many
of the shooters believe the Secretary ol
tho Navy and the Secretary of War will
have ultimately Interpreted Goethal's
message by that time.
"Rancid Transit" lines, the high cost
of riding and the price of eggs will be
some of the timely subjects dealt with
by the progressive mummers.
While the shooters are as enthusiastic
as ever, many expressed regret yester
day that some business men of the city
and organizations, which are supposedly
interested in advertising rhlladelphla, did
not take more interest In the mummers'
turnout, They say there, la great expense
attached to being a mummer, and the
prizes given by tho city fall far short of
meeting the financial outlay, Some of the
captains who parade with the fancy clubs
expend from WW to JIM for the hire of
their Individual costumes and the club
pays the rest. Even though they do win
a $300 prize, they lose by their enterprise.
Hundreds of costumes cost between 1100
and $200 to hire for the day, and the
mummers In this class cannot expect to
win an Individual prize of more than $100.
The shooters realize that Councils have
done all that was possible at this time In
view of conditions. They give especial
credit to Councilman John Balzley, chair
man of the New Years Committee, who
urged and obtained an increase of 11000
in the mummer prize money. This year
there will ba 16000 Instead of (5000 to dis
tribute among the paraders.
MULE TOOK COLD PLUNGE
Rescued Trom Delaware by Donkey
Joe JUbovlti olJ blind mvl went swimming
In ih DtUwtr
Willi Joe, stood wplng on the bsak. bis
hem of fur wu lull:
The mule truck out for Jersey's shore, but
now th mult is well awtra
The nortlnc donkar engine has a vtry lively
K donkey engine took all the conceit
out of a mule and all the mule out of the
Delaware River after tne Datlent animal
slid down' Walnut street across Delaware
avenue and Into the river.
A harness of heavy hawsers was
passed under the mule, which was mak
ing progress toward New Jersey, the
donkey engine snorted several times,
gasped, coughed and shook itself, and
the old blind mule was on deck.
Joseph Rabovlts owns the anlmaL He
was driving It down Walnut street at
tached to a. heavily l4n wagon when
Its feet "let go." Rabovlts, not wishing
to swim. Jumped. Tho mule continued
until it hit the bulkhead and then stepped
over Into the water, the wagon follow
ing. Both went under water, but the mule
managed to kick loose and started for
New Jersey. The wagon la 'resting on
th bottom. A. railroad tug overtook
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Sent to House of Detention,
He Tells of His Wish for
Fresh Air and Cleanliness.
Bathtub' His Ambition.
Toft Itarte, 13, years old, of list Soillh
ioth itreei, a fjplcal' product o the
present tenement houia eviU Recently
he ell Mo tho handi of the truant
officer. Judge Oortndn, of the Jniienlle
Courtt tent Mm to the Haute of Deten
tion, A special diet and medical treat'
ment hat bcelt- ordered for htm.
Tofl ha heard of sanitary houses, with
targe uHndoics, 1 bathtub and a court
llard. However, he has never lived, in
houses containing such improvements.
lie satis bad air made Mm thin, which
caused Ms school companions to call htm
"skinny." lie oecame a intant became
he was athantcd to be called "skinny."
crt is Toft's own stor), told In Ms
By TOFI ISAAC
"I wish I had n home where there. Is
a lot of windows, a, b'lg yard nnil h,
place where I can tako n bath.. When I
becomo n, big man and make lots of
Inonoy I will buy a house where there
la n, ynrd nnd windows. My brother
Mike wilt do tho same.
"My right name Is Ton Isaac, but all
tho fellers down around Catharine street
call mo Skinny and also tho son of a
Turk.N I am skinny, all right; but I ain't
tho son of a Turk. I got sklnfly because
I don't eat much, because papa, who
work's In" the Woodlawn Cemetery, lost
his Job and ho ain't got no money to buy
"I live with papa and my mamma In n
room nn the second floor at 1152 South
10th street. My brother Mlko, who la
nine years old; my sister Nettle, five
years old! baby Lucy, who Is four months,
old, and Johnnie, who Is three years old,
also live there. Johnnie and Mike always
holler because they can't sleep In the
night nnd they say that tho ar Is so
"L am not a .bad boy and not a hookey
player. I want to go to school and learn
how to read and wrlto. because I want
to bo a. stenographer or a clerk. When,
I mnke lots of money as a clerk. I want
to buy a houso where thero Is a. yard
for Lucy and tho other kids.
"I hopo tho Judge won't send mo to
prison. I want to go home nnd bo a good
boy. But I want to go to another school.
Tho .school I went .to all the fellers called
me skinny. I am skinny, but It ain't my
fault. My papa Is not working now In
the cemetery nnd wo havo nothing to
eat Papa Is a grave digger. Gee, I wish
wc had a homo like tho other kids who
are rich. I mean the kids who have a
bathtub and a big yard. Mlko, mo brother,
always cries for more room nnd air when
"We all llvo In one room and the air
Is bad when wo get up in tho morning.
I guess I got skinny by Bleeping In a
room with a lot of people. I guess that
Is right because the teacher told us ono
day that we should get' lots of air In the
room, nnd havo a bath every day.
"I havo no bathtub where I live bo
cause papa Is a poor man nnd can't rent
tho house's which the rich peoplo rent.
Please tell the detectlvo that I am not
a bad boy, and tell him not to send me
to -prison. Please, Mister, tell the de
tective not .to send me to prison.
"Maybe It our houso was nice nnd the
air was good I wouldn't bo so skinny as I
artr, The Judge who sent mo hero Is a
nice man and Mrs, Richardson tho matron
is nice to me. I want to go homo nnd to
another school. I want to bo a clerk and
mnko money and buy papa a house with
Judge Gorman, In reviewing the Isaac
case said today that thero are other sim
ilar cases In South Philadelphia. Judgo
Gorman believes that .little Toil's case Is
directly due to the present tenement houso
SENT TO JAU. POE, THEFT
Mother and Sister of Prnnklln Justice
Testify Against Him.
With his mother nnd sister as witnesses
against him, Franklin Justice, who has
been In the hands of tho police several
tlmeu during the last five years, was con
victed of larceny and sentenced to one
year In the county prison by Judge Mc
Michael In the Quarter Sessions Court to
day. Ills mother, Mrs. Ada Justice, and his
sister, Mtssi Margaret Justice, 1911 Co
lumbia avenue, testified that on Decem
ber. 10 ho opened a trunk belonging to his
brother Berahard and took a suit clothes,
a razor arid several other articles.
VOCONO MOUNTAINS, PA.
TOBOGGANING at BUCK HILL
THE WINTER INN Buck Hill Falls, Pa.
CirAHI.ESTON. 8. C.
opn for rxciuilv patronace: original Co
lonial furnlihlnfsi Southern cooklnr, yacat
Int. aolf. UnnU. Mr. and Mrs. J. It. -Brtoltt.
ST. ACOP8TINE. FIA
THE BARCELONA ?'",,? "fiXj
PrlvaU baths; exdiulw. X. N. B LA lit.
ROOM, WITH BATH. II.BO
KEW MODEHN nEPBOOP
eCHOOLa AND COIXEQES
Private I PSSnn"; Civil Service. Shorthand,
rnVaiC UCSiUlll Bp.,,,,, English.
Ulu Uaaoa. 023 Lafayette Bids., fith b Cheat.
sires position where ability will count) com-
Christmas Tree Lieht Outfits
SUPPLEE, 1538 Market St.
$1.50 Set 4
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I Still Goina Ahead
Grand Organ Christmas
at 8:30 and 5:45
It's a Nice
There may be a woman somewhere in this latitude who
has no use for a fur coat, but we never heard of one. Where
fore we set down some of the reliable kinds to be had in this
Black ponyskin coats, pliable and smooth, some with self
collars, some with collars of fitch or fox or chinchilla squirrel,
$25 to 80.
Black Caracul Coats are very soft and fine and made with
self collars or collars of skunk,. black fox, raccoon, kolinsky,
fitch or ermine." They cost from 60 for a perfectly plain
style to $450 for a beautiful full-skirted model with trimming
of jet and kolinsky.
Nearseal or Sheared Coney Coats, both self and other
collars, $50 to $150.
Hudson Seal (sheared muskrat) Goats are the most beau
tiful of all, and $85 to $450. '
People desiring muffs to match these coats will find a
good variety here to look over.
(Third Floor, Chestnut)
2500 Pairs Warm Wooland
Lined Gloves, 38c and 50c
38c pair (2 pair for 75c) for Scotch wool gloves for
men, also boys and girls ; leather-bound top3 ; warm and
50c pair for boys and girls' lined gloves.
(Subnar Floor, Market)
You Have a Thousand
Alternatives in Furniture
Come to this furniture display expecting to find it look
like a place from which nothing has been taken away. It takes
last days like these to prove what we have been telling you all
along, namely, that there has never been a display of gift
furniture in Philadelphia equal to this.
"Undoubtedly there are plenty of things you won't find
in it, but they are either unworthy kinds or discarded styles.
Today in furniture you still have a thousand alternatives.
If there is any single thing you cannot find in this exhibition,
wo should very much like to know what it is, because expert
investigation shows that it comprises every article of stand
ard quality, every novel and uncommon type known in Amer
ica (and many from, Europe) everything in furniture that
is fine in character, pleasing in design and of practical utility
all at fair prices. (Fitth Floor)
you'll not make a mistake in sending them.
Little glove handkerchiefs with designs in effective and
pretty hues are 25c and 60c though you may have them in
plain white at the same price, too, if you wish.
Regular size handkerchiefs for women these, too, with"
colored designs and borders or stripes, 25c and 50c each.
All f reah and a wonderfully wide assortment.
(Mala Floor, Central)
Last Minute Gifts in the
White Goods Store
Band-embroidered waist patterns from Japan and the
Philfppinw, $2.75 to B.
Cotton scarfs and squares, embroidered, 18c to $1 each.
Sorcslrftd Japanese nainsook for underwear, 10-yard
pieces, $2.85 tiw piece; in holly boxes,
(Ftnt Floor, Oa.tnut)
mmm0'f'mm - mmmmmmimmwi -
Santa Who '
'mrimmti - ' u
of Women's Silk
Plenty &t.65c and $1 a pair, so good that while,
they are oh sale our own $1, $1.35 and $1.50 stockings '
are practically shoved into the background.
A dozen make a nice gift box.
150 of the Finest Suits
Made for Men
This selling price is below the average wholesale
cost of these fine suits. They- are the last of some 900
suits brought in a few days ago, and they must be
cleared away before Christmas.
This new low price should send them flying.
They are fine fancy worsteds, very solid fabrics and
in patterns most fashionable among men who know.
(First Floor, Market)
Lower Price Suits
' 100 men's good cheviot and cassimere suits freshly
reduced today to $8.50 their final low price.
Good-sound suits to buy for yourself or to buy for
Also an unusually good lo$ of Bnlmacaan overcoats,
fancy mixtures, blue chinchillas, special at $10 and $12.
(Subway Floor, Market)
Among the Finer
there are still scores of unusual, rare and fine handles, suit
able for giving and, in sizes for men and women.
There are examples of qther beautiful Toledo work;
exquisite French enamels, gleaming crystals, rare woods and
silver, gold and gun-metal handles.
They are very handsome, very acceptable, and range in
price from $5 to $50.
(Main Floor, Chestnut)
They are among the very best to choose for a beginner-
being so simple that one can hardly make a mstakp in using
them. Prices are $1 to $12.
Our collection of memory books and of albums for photo
graphs, postcards and posters is a remarkably good one, 25)s
(Main Floor, Central)
About 1000 Quilts
Heaped on More Than
.. Thirty Tables
And some vqry fine ones shown specially in the mode
bedrooms, which are a feature of this bed elothing store,
A rather notable fact, in view of the greatest salUwj
of quilts there has ever been in Philadelphia. A qOf
display that cannot "peter out" is the p&se to cof ta
tor the gift that never yet disappointed ft hoow, ttmatt
prices f er fresh, new goods of recognised mt xxtim
$2.60 tQ $300. (Filth Floor. Mask)
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