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(Three Other Structures Par-
r lially Wrecked and Man
f Injured In Explosion Near
, Wiimingiu".
Pouf hundred pounds ot wot powder In
L nockland plant of the du Pont de
Amours Powder Company, tlirco milts
rom Wlimingron, , ... - ...,
ii.t morning n" " - - -.
.t...i,n.it Delaware County and In
many rtrU ot We,t phllftdelPhla' Ono
man was slignuy injur m i..u
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tjfot a velllge remain" w) u wo -r
...ltrA ,1wtnip tinliftft In which
itory lorircao-.i - -
it. Moloalon occurred. Wlndowo of
Tcry house within a radius of about a'
W1U were smashed and three buildings
from 50 eot l0 a ""l m"D BWH ""
crflHy wrecked.
'n, lir nt Wilmington was llko that ot
'sfl earthquoko. In this city tho police of
h Wt and Thompson mraaa unu uinor
VCtst Philadelphia stations were aroused
by the shock, ana men " BC"V uul '"
the belief tnai lno oi"""
clty. Numerous calls for Information
front excited housoholdcrs wero received
by tho Electrical Dureau.
The Injured man Is John Meredith, tho
foreman. Ho had charso of tho healing
plant for drying tno powuer. j..b .
building 0 feet from mo spot Tvncro
!, iinrine house stood.
Meredith was hurled clear across tho
Wilding by tho explosion. Ono wall was
miihcd In as though mode of cardboard,
ttd tho nrcman narrowly escaped being
burled under tho heavy masonry, as u
., he escaped with bruises.
Trie homes of Mrs. Mary Lo Cartesttcr
ind Mrs. Joseph Murphy, each u half
mile from the site of tho drying house,
Here badly damaged.
Officials or xno powuer uuinpimj nu.u
not yet determined what caused tho cc
iloslon, but It Is thought tho powder be
came too hot. Tho walls of tho drying
house were several feet thick and wero
built of heavy stone, strongly cemonted
together. Today there Is a big black
smudge on the spot where tho houso
stood. Some of tho stones that made up
the house are miles away.
Jennie Blair's Will Devotes Property
to Benevolence.
Hellglous and charltablo Institutions
Will receive the entlro $23,000 estato of
Jcnnlo Blair, lato of Philadelphia, who
died at Sharon Hill, Delaware County,
December 11. .Her will was admitted to
probate today.
' The Tully Memorial Presbyterian
Church of Sharon Hill will recolvo JGO00
to be applied to removing tho debt from
the church and parsonage. Tho Presby
terian Orphanage will receive J2000. Be
quests of (250 each nro made to the
Board of Home Missions and to the Board
et Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian
Church. Tho residue of the estate Is to
be equally divided between the Ministerial
Fund of the Presbyterian Church for
DUabled Ministers find tho Homo for
Incurables. Tho executors named in the
will are Robert Barry and William M.
Other wills probated today Include those
ef James Shepley, late of 3502 AInslla
street, whose estato amounts to 11.500;
"Annie S. Bachelor, who died at King
ston, Pa., JK0O; Emma E. Carter, 1352
Frankford avenue, J9130; Katherlne May,
421 South 43d street. $&X: Louise M.
Gtuver, 5019 Regent street, $6000; Edith J.
Williams, 122f North Second street. J4500;
Frances A. Keesey, 1525 North Park ave
nue, (2030; Chrlstlanna Schmidt, 14$ Laurel
street. $2000.
Nobleman Admits Having Planned to
" TJse Forged pap8r
SYRACUSE. N. T., Jnn. 6,-Count
Waldernar Bllazewskl, Polish nobleman
and a reservist In the German army, ad
mitted her today that he had planned
to gall from New York Sunday last on
A borus passport, but was unable to
obtain passage. Ho recently came hero
from Canada, having veneered the Do
minion In WIS on a three-year furlough
Horn the Bavarian nrmv.
T n- ii, .. lilt -. it.. I T Mill -.fr
j hm, ut ouw jr limb VTIH UUfa
able to Join my regiment," h said.
11 would fight for Germany,-but not for
Srother nnd Sister "Wed Same Day at
." Elkton.
t ULKTON, Md.. Jan. 6. Among tho Tnar
rlages performed here this morning were
those of Charles L. Hook to Miss Irene
Y. Haynes and George D, Haynes to
MlM Ida May JTlynn. all of Philadelphia
trhe Haynes are brother and sister. Others
ffjd hero today were:
---"- . -, mmv, Ajwxtt jiivur,
nd Mlsa Kate B. Griffith, West Cheaters
f J. KftnA nnil WIlh-lMlnn flatfn1
Fl.nWph,aS Clifford P. Gropp, Bellers
k"e. and Ada MV Hangay. Telford, Pa.r
fe V5 ,oa" ana E8s,e Nicnoua, mte
r, j., and Erall J, Loeta and
gate H, Grahen, Baltimore.
Woman Pound TTnconaclous in Boom
Was Mrs. Maud Iiaoav.
A WOTrin n tolm tmA iiHjuiiAtis
--, t -- uiiu vl tuuiiu ut4Mnavivus
gpm cas in a rooming house at M Wat
5?; 'feet, with a roan In the aarae room
SHI. was Identified today as Mrs. Maud
?, m yearn old, of 1X3 South "4
run one is the mother or two chil-
ana the man, N. 8. Bllrer, was
led and a father.
Mi Lacey is now at the Pennsylvania
'iu.1. wner it in aM ih will Hv.
PUlmotOr w& used and nhYalcl&lu
Wj saved her life. The gaa came
a leak In a wall bracket, and Dermty
ier uciteever said thero -was no
io or suicide.
I i - munmmim
Held Tip Near Her Home and
Pocketbook Stolen,
ermantown police today are look-
r a Negro, who neld up Mrs. M.
of is Earlham Terrace. German-
vaila she wa returning home about
K iat night and id her pocket
tontammg i The hold-up took
Woe Ui8 I'eutnyhwila, Railroad
t Tjlt- sireu The Negro
Appeal Vnm Choir's Decision Bus
lalned After Parliamentary Olnsh.
DOVEn, Del., Jon, 6.-Democrats this
afternoon lost tho contest fight In tho
State Senato by falling Into a parlia
mentary trap laid by llepubllcans, after
a "repetition of yesterday's bipartisan
After rival clerks had sought to drown
each other's voices in calling tolls and
Democrats charged a. Hepubllcan clorle
with stealing a 'roll-call book from a
Demooratlo clerk, tho llepubllcans ap
pealed from a decision of the chair made
yesterday, Tho appeal was based on a
resolution calling for tho opening of tho
ballots In a disputed election district.
Tho appeal was put to a vote. Thero
was a faint chorus of "ayo" from tho
Domocrotlo sldo. Tho llepubllcans
thundered "no." Tho Lieutenant Gover
nor announced his decision had been re
versed nnd tho contest, whloh brought
about ono of Delaware's most bitter poll
tlcnl fights, became history.
Tho llepubllcans, when they entered tho
Senato chamber this morning, did not nt
tempt "steam-roller" methods against tho
Dcmocratlo Lieutenant Governor, but pro
ceeded on tho theory that their organi
zation yesterday was legal, and that It
wna regular for the Lieutenant Governor
to preside. President Pro Tern Walker
did not take tho dais.
Tho roport of tho Hulcs Committee was
adopted, tho Democrats refraining from
voting. A request by Senator Gormloy,
Dcmocratlo floor leader, for an explana
tion ot tho rules, was Ignored.
Senator Hart, Democrat, and Senator
Anderson, Republican, wero appointed a
commltteo to Inform tho House tho Sen
ate was orgonlzod.
After remaining from tho chamber,
while the Democrats watted for a quor
um, tho Republicans took their Beats
shortly boforo noon. Tho bipartisan
clash was renewed with fury. Senator
Anderson objected to tho temporary clerk
renoing tno roil. The Republicans In
structed their clerk to call It. nnd tho
two clerks yelled nt tho top of their
lungs. When tho Republicans moved for
tho reading of tho minutes, tho Demo
crats moved that the reading bo dispensed
with. This brought on tho nrst clash.
Clerks Walls and Dover called tho roll
simultaneously! It was after this that
Boycr's roll-call book disappeared.
Senator Gormloy declared he had de
tected "an ungentlcmnnly net on tho port
of Reading Clerk Bradley" nnd asked
that ho bo Instructed to return the book.
Tho Republicans Ignored Gormlcy's np
penl. The Democrats then pressed that tho
order of business, the contest, bo resumed,
tho ballot boxes having previously been
carried Into the chamber. The Repub
licans then took tho victorious appeal.
The Senate took a recess until 2:20.
"Mnchlavelll of Turkey" Reported a
PnTROGRAD, Jnn. O.-A dispatch to
tho Bourse Gazette, from Tinis says the
Russians havo taken Izzot Pasha, cx
Turklsh War Minister, a prisoner.
Izzot Pasha was for years Sultan Ab
dul Hamld's "prlvato secretary for for
eign affairs," and planned tho foreign
policy ot tho Porte. Ho know when to
havo tho Kurds descend upon tho Ar
menians and how far to piny oft tho
members of tho Diplomatic Corps ,agalnst
each other, so an to bring gold to the
pockets of his master and to his own.
Tho fact thnt ho has been called "tho
Machlavolll of Turkoy" but mildly sug
gests his activities.
Ho Is reported to bo very wealthy, with
money on deposit In ILondon nnd Now
Remove Ball From Church Spire, 100
Peet Above Street.
Steeplejack John Mossop and his four
assistants yesterday afternoon lowered
the big glided ball which rested on tho
top of tho steeple of tho Oxford Presby
terian Church, Broad and Oxford streets.
The men found that instead of being con
structed from copper, tho bell was made
of galvanized Iron and covered with a
coating of gold paint.
Tho ball, six feot In diameter, was mado
M years ago, before machinery had been
Invented to spin such nn ornnment from
metal, nnd it was fashioned from strips
of Iron riveted from within.
For four days Mossop ana nis men navo
been working on the steeple, which has
beon condemned. It was erected In lS5t,
and was one of the tallest spires In the
city. It rises 196 feet above Broad street
Opposes President'8 Appointee Be
cause He Was Not Consulted.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Whllo a sub.
committee of the Senate Judiciary Com
mltteo Is Inquiring Into the constitutional
phases of the patronage flsht betweorrtho
Senate and the President, Senator Mar
tine, of New Jersoy, who owes Jils elec
tion to Mr. Wilson's personal support ot
his candidacy, will ask the Commerce
Committee today to reject the nomination
of George Hampton to bo Collector of In
ternal Revenue for the Camden (N, J.)
It Is known that only two members of
the committee. Williams, of Mississippi,
and Hughes, of New Jersey, are opposed
to the rejection of Hampton.
Senator Martlne repudiate thp state
ment that he Is seeking a personal fight
with the President H declared today
his grievance in the Hampton case was
h the fact that the nomination was made
at Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo'ft
request, and that his own wishes In the
matter were Ignored. He haa been per.
sqnally humiliated, he said,
Mounted Policeman Fletcher Sickel, of
the Oermantown station, is in the Ger
mantown Hospital today with a fractured
kneecap as a result of being thrown by
his horse early today; Ho was found
lying helpless In th street; at German
town avenue and Allen's lane by the po
liceman who came to rulleva him a few
minutes after the accident.
Escaped Convict Sentenced
Harry Miller, aged 85. who about a year
ago escaped from the "road camp" of
the Trenton Penitentiary, and was ar.
rested on December 3 last In this olty fqr
carrying a black Jack, today was sen
tenced by Judge Sulzberger, in Quarter
Sessions Court, to one year in the County
Prison. A charge of attempting to
burglarise the home of Domlnlok Toblano,
833 Dickinson street was dropped because
of lack of evjaence.
Cbarlu TV. JlUlfr. C303 Colllm t, tad Kith-
lAwiMci B, lbrt, 6M3 Bids T., anil B0-
JoWV&J $$ ut . ad m
JSSSlS&teSb? TlfV'tth .t.. ad Bra
-'-7ri.ivM nmflUL
Cltudto, N. J., wa Kiln-
ineiow ---.;-i- - i, j
Chauffeur Makes High
Speed in Motor to Summon
Firemen 1 oo Late to
Save Building.
A building containing quarters for n
chauffeur, a garage nnd a stable was de
stroyed by flro early this morning nt
"Penslmrst," the estate of Pcrclval Rob
erts, nt Narbcrtli. Tho loss Is $20,000.
Firemen from nearby Main Lino bor
oughs wero hampered In their work by
frnzon fireplugs, nnd by the ttmo the plugs
had been thawed out tho building had
been almost destroyed. Tho fire fighters
then devoted their energies to preventing
the flames from spreading to tho homo
of the millionaire, 200 feet away.
Shortly after 1 o'clock Mrs. Charles
Daly, wlfo of a chauffeur In the employ
of Mr. Roberts, saw 11 nines shooting rrom
tho hayloft ovor tho stable. Efforts woro
made to telcphono to tho firemen, but
Duly found tho tolcphono service had been
put out of commission by tho fire.
After getting sovernl valuable motor
cars, a, horse and sovernl carriages out
of tho burning building, und seeing that
hlB wlfo nnd child wero snfe, Daly startod
In a high powered automobile for Nar
bcrtli to summon tho flro department.
When ho arrived at Narbeth an nlnrm
was sounded and firemen from Cynwyd,
Narbcrtli, Ardmoro nnd Bryn Mawr hur
ried to tho building.
Bcforo the firemen got to tho burning
building Policemen Dolnn nnd Morris
Albany saved some furniture from tho
cottage occupied by Daly and his family.
Mr. Roberts, who Is a son of a former
president of tho Pennsylvania Railroad,
Is In tho South. Ho Is oxpectcd homo
Police Say Knto McOlellnn Just Can't
Keep Out of Jail.
There Is nothing especially attracttvo
about tho lOtli and Buttonwood streets
police station. It Is Just tho uauie as
tho others throughout tho city, but Kato
McClcllan, Quarry and Raco streets, can
not keep out of It, the pollco say. When
tno woman wni Drought beforo Magis
trate Bolcher today tho sergeant Bald It
was hir 105th arrest.
Tho chargo today, "drunk nnd disor
derly, was the same as UBual. Kate,
however, took exception to tho word dis
orderly. She declared sho merely was
dancing In tho street to 1ho accompani
ment of "Tlpporary" played by tho Ger
man band. "Tho apostles danced," sho
said, "and thero'n nothing wrong about It.
Do I havo to go to City Hall and call a
meeting of tho directors to get a permit
to dance? Do I have to see"
Then the cell door clanged and Kato
got ready for .a rldo to tho Houso of
Correction, where sho will stay until tho
early spring.
Business Men of That City and Phila
delphia Meet Tonight.
Philadelphia and Camdh business men
will meet tonight in tho Hotel Rldgway,
Camden, to make plans for a campaign
to urgo tho necessity of a bridge span
ning tho Delaware
(Philadelphia business men's associa
tions of the northern section appointed
delegates last night ta attend tho meet
ing. Othor associations havo taken this
step, so that Philadelphia will bo well
represented at tho mooting.
Daniel J. McCrudden was appointed
delegate to tho meeting to rcpresont the
Central Germantown Avenue Business
Man's Association at a meeting of thnt
body last night. Frederick J. Heldoman
will represent the Hunting Park Im
provement Association.
Old and Young, Rich and Poor, Express Similar Views in
Sayings of the Sawdust Trail.
" 'Billy Sunday has only started," said
Thomas D. Thomas, 1923 Wood street I
attended his revival In Soranton last year
and you saw what he did today. Well, It's
going to got worse and worse. He arouses
more enthusiasm eaoh day. If you don't
believe me, ask Scranton."
"I wae alck and tired of reading about
'Billy' Sunday in the Philadelphia news
papers. To tell you the trtub, I bought
the New York papers for several days to
escape revival news. Well, to mako a
long story short, my wife read mo one ot
Billy' Sunday's sermons yesterday" and
here I am. I have heard him and I agree
with many others. He's a wonder."
Ten-year-old John Davla was hurt aome
time ago while playing fool jail with com
panions. He uses crutohee and walking
Is none too easy. He wanted to hear
"Billy" Sunday, and he came with
crutches and alt He managed to get a
good seat
Alfred bund, a sailer of the battleship
Kansas, said men in the navy were very
much Interested In "3111' Sunday's
work. He came early and said he had
been waiting for months to hear the
Pollco Ueutenant Dlnlocker and his
men oertalnly handled the vast crowd In
masterly fashion. There was not even
tho merest hint of disorder. Sergeant
MaeDonald and the mounted squad In hla
charge also rnade a flno showing; In alt
there are ISO policemen and 37 firemen
on, duty at the tabernacle.
Th wcra enough cigar butts left In
the gutters around the tabernacle to start
e. trueecond-hand cigar store. Smoking
In theutldlng l, of course, strictly for
bidden, and .the trall-hltters and others
make sure to leave their "emokea" out
side. '"Where are woT" asked one woman
when the meeting was over. "I have had
o many things fired at me in the lost
how that I can't quite get my bearings."
"I would like to see 'Billy Sunday
wake this city up and get the rum out
of it," one man remarked to several
women friends. ."He ha done it else
where and could do the eno here, no
douVJW Iok bow many home he would
make happy-"
"A dead soldier" a twn which toSseme
means an empty half-pint whisky flash
was found in the northeast corner of the
tabernacle today Around Its nock was
ttao Btatement, 'Thl la my last drink "
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Director of the Department of Public Health and Charities, who
resigned his office today at the request of Mayor Blankenburg.
Seeking Preo Trips to Panoma-Pnciflo
Systematic mothods of obtnlnlug sub
scriptions to tllO HVUfUNO I.EDOKR, Olid
tho Punt.ic LEDonn. nro being workod
out by tho entrants In tho contests being
hold tinder tho nusplccs of the two news
papers to decido what SO Phllndolphlans
will bo taken to tho Pnnnma-PnclMo Im
position at San Francisco nnd tho San
Diego exposition freo of charge.
Soma of tho entrants havo organized
complcto card systems and nro sending
out lotters nnd post cards to their friends,
thus working up nn Interest In tho propo
sition they havo to offer bcforo making
n call. In sonio cases contestants havo
beon Biicccsaful after several calls where
others would havo given up after tho
From tho rata ot which subscriptions
aro pouring Into the ofllco iuuI the points
mounting In Ufa records being kept by
tho Contest KHItor nnd his 'corps of
trained assistants, no ono entered In this
greatest of nil contcntH Is losing any
tlmo Kory section of Philadelphia now
holtln Its shnro of competitors.
Those working In tho contest are
moro than satisfied with tho terms. Thoy
hnvo nothlnir but n. straight business
proposition to offor, without premiums of
any kind. Bccnuso of this they have
no hosltuncy In approaching all classes
of persons, many of whom would refuse
to listen to any premium scheme.
It Is as yet far too early to glvo any
Idea of who will bo in the lucky fifty.
Tho early entrants nro working day and
night to malntnln their lead ovor tho
Inter arrivals, but there Is still plenty
of time to catch up. All expenses of
tho big tour .of tho West nnd tho visit
to tho twin expositions will bo paid by
the two newspapers. Representatives
will look out for all tho details. Tho
tourists will be absolutely carefree.
Examinations for Federal Posts
Civil Service examinations for tho posi
tions of veterinarian In tho United States
Bureau of Animal Industry and assistant
geologist In tho United States Geological
Survey were held In the Federal Building
every day. yesterday they collected tho
glass from one of the few drinking foun
tains in the big ehed and today they
made off with tho mirror.
One of the big men In the ministerial
profession amusos himself before the
Bermons by reading Sam Blythe's classic,
"Tho Pun of Getting 'Thin." This minis
ter now occupies two seats.
Quick recoveries are not uncommon at
tho tabernacle hospital under tho super
vision of Dr. W. H. Shane. Hysterical
women have been known to recover Im
mediately when asked their 'name and
address. "Oh! no. I cannot give my
name," said ono woman, "my husband
would throw a fit If he knew I had been
In here."
The Rev. T. W. MoICenty. auperlnten
dnnt of the rescue work at the 8th Street
Mission, was the ftnst to greet "Billy'.'
and Ma at their reception In the T. M. O.
A. yesterday. "I am mighty glad to meet
Billy Sunday," he said. "Ho Is ono of
the men that help to raise the standards
of men so that they won't have to seek
the resoue mission."
"What do you think of 'Bllly'J" Is the
question bo often asked after one of the
"Great;" "Somo man." "An ace." "I
like him because he goes after the hypo
crites" and other things Including "won
derful," "splendid" and "marvelous," are
the replies, ,
"I was naturally interested in 'Billy'
Sunday, and perhaps even more so In
the crowd," said one visitor. To get and
hold a vast throng like this on a week
day for the purpose of hearing the gospel
certainly Is a tribute to the man him
self." "Rid you catch that last remark of
Sunday's?" said one man as he nudged
another. "He just took a 'fall' out ot
the people who are knocking him. They
say I talk fast,' Sunday shouted. 'Well,
that's tho way they live.' "
"I am so nervous," one girl whispered
as she clung a little closer to the arm
of her wmpanion. "They say Mr. Sun
day hates noise, and I know I am going
to sneeze. I always do when around saw
dust" The Rev. Dr Joieph Oarrlson, of Fit
man, N. J, la enthusiastic about Mr
Sunday's work. He attended the revival
In Scranton and said the good work Is
still going on there. "This today," he
said, "is only a ebadow of what Is to
come. The Interest will Increase from day
to day "
illy" Sunday admitted that yester-
lions a Prominent Pifjuro in tho
Dcmocrntlc Party in Pennsylvania.
Senator James Knox Polk Hall, of Elk
County, Pa., for ycais a leader ot the
Dcmocratlo party In this Stato and an
Influential member of tho Legislature,
I dead al Tampa, Kla whero ho went
three weeks ago fiom Cleveland hos
pital In the bcllot that tho chango of
cllmnto would benefit him.
A widow, two sons, two daughtcra and
ono brother, Judgo Harry Alvan Hall,
survive. It Is probablo that his body will
bo sent to Rldgway, Ta , for Interment.
Senator Hall first achlocd atatowldo
promlncnco when ho resigned from tho
57th Congress In order to go to tho State
Senate, whero his already powerful In
flucuco In tho councils of the party could
bo used to greater advantago.
Ho was born September BO, 18-H. at
MUcsburg. Centre County, educated at
Pittsburgh and admitted to tho bar In
November, 1865. A year inter ho was
elected District Attorney ot Hlk County
and re-elected In 1ST0 and 1S73. Ho re
tired from tho practice of law In 1833.
devoting himself to his coal, lumber and
other business Interests and to politics.
IIo was twlco elected to Cc .grcss, and
when he resigned to go to tho Stato Sen
ate his power was such that tho Repub
licans put no candidates In tho field
against him In his district, composed of
Clarion, Forest, Elk, Cleartlold and Cen
tra counties.
Ho was elected to the Stato Senate In
1002, 1003 nnd 1910, nd was prevontci
from being a candldato for lo election
this yonr by illness. In 1005 ho was the
nomlnoe of tho Domocra'lo legislative
cauous Uor United States Senator. He
was delegato to tho Democrats National
Convention In 1893 and delcgate-at-largo
In 1904. Two broths i, John G. Hall and
Harry Alvan Hall, had held seats In tho
Pennsylvania Sonnto beforo him.
Doctor Haslett Marries Miss Jo
sephine Eolllgman Today.
Dr. Armnnd C. Haslett, ot Kingston,
Pa., nnd Miss Josephine Helllgman, of
G303 Pine street, will bo married today.
They met nt n dance given by the fra
ternity of which Doctor Haslett Is a
member, several years ago.
Miss Helllgman has beon a teacher nt
the Thomas Duulap School, Elst and Race
streets. Dootor Haslett Is a graduato of
the Jefferson Medical College. The cere
mony will bo performed by the Rev. Dr.
Thomas 13. Pollook, of the Oak Park
Presbyterian Church. 61st and Pins
streets. Dootor Haslett has a practice
at Dunmore, Pa.
Now Two Philadelphia Youths Aro
Stranded In Baltimore.
A too freo expenditure of Christmas
gift money on Baltimore's "Great White
Way" was the causa of tho plight In
the Maryland city of Benjamin P. Ket
cham. 17, E973 Drexel road, Overbrook,
and his ohum. John Rice, according ta
Mrs. B. P, Ketcham, th e first lad's
"They thought the money they received
at Christmas would lost longer than It
did, that's all," she said, William R.
Ketcham, Benjamin's ''big brother," left
for Baltimore today to bring the stranded
youths home.
January Clearance Sale
Men's and Women s Shoes
at greatly reduced prices. All this season's most distinctly
smart models, 'This is tlu. jear's opportunity to choose
from tho regular Niederman stocks in both departments.
AH women's "short lines" of Everting SHpperB, also Boots in Patent,
Gun Metal, Vic Kd and Tan, formerly $4 to 8, now $2.90,
39 South 8th 930 Chestnut 393 Nerth 8th
Kan's Estate Loses Old Butt Against
I,lfo Insurance Company.
A complicated technical question coyer,
ing old policies of the, Fidelity Mutual
tdfe Insurance Company wae settled to
day by Judge Carr in Court of Commou
Mens No, 4 when he instructed tho Jury
to render a verdict for tho defendant
company in a suit brought by Henry A.
Borell, now deceased. The suit was con
tinued by the efttate to recover about
ttOOO paid by Borell on a J5000 policy dur
ing the S5 years he was n, risk in the
Under old polloles of the company -the
contingent fund payments were largely
a matter of calculation. After Mr. Borretl
had paid annual dues, specified mortality
assessments and periodical demands for
tho contingent fund for 5 years a dispute
nrose among certnln policyholders as to
what amount of contingent fund assess
ments wero permissible. A compromise
was ngreed upon, but Mr. Borell refused
to pay tho Increased assessments, and his
policy lapsod. He sued to recover oil
the payments ho had made, alleging
breach of contract He subsequently died,
but the suit was continued by hlB estate,
represented by R. M. flchlok.
Irn J. Williams and Francis Shunk
Brpwn, attorneys for the company, point
ed out that the question of fixing the
continuing rate for the contingent fund
payments had been determined In another
So Washington inwyer "Was Pursued,
Then Arrested.
Daniel Dillon, a prominent Washington
lnwycr, was pursued on Chestnut street
by nn Iralo taxlcab chauffeur, ordered to
pay tho bill and nrrcsted for breach of
penco when ho became Involved In nn
argument with a policeman. He was
dismissed by Magistrate Roonoy, in tho
15th and Locust streets stntlon today.
Dillon and thrco friends ordered the
taxlcab last night whllo In a houso on
Walnut street, near 23d street. When
they wero rondy to leavo they found the
bill was already moro than 12 and Dillon
refused to pny It. Ha nnd his friends
boarded a trolloy car and tho chauffeur,
John "Mancoly. 1730 South 21st street, set
out In pursuit In tho taxlcab. At 15th
street, whero tho attorney and his com
panions nllghtcd, tho chauffeur appealed
to Policeman Ddughorty who ordered Dil
lon to pny tho bill. Tho lawyer did bo,
but after a sharp argument with the
bluccoat was arrested.
Bullet Pircd Accidentally Inflicts
Serious Wound.
"Bobby didn't mean to shoot me," said
I.nko Freely, IB years old, a Boy Scout,
living nt 939 Klmbor street, Camden, to
day at tho Cooper Hospital, when Roland
Henderson, 1G years old, of BOO Mt.
Uphralm Btreot, was led before him,
Both boys wero playing yesterdny In a
lot. Henderson found a loaded revolver
and began to shoot Into a fence. Ono of
tho shots struck Freely below tho heart.
Henderson will havo a hearing before
Recorder Stuckhouso tomorrow. Phy
sicians bellevo Freely has a chance to
tittle Chimpanzee Advertises for
Sorrowing Dog Lover.
King, come homo to thoso who lovo you.
All Is forgiven nnd forgotten. Tour
Heartbroken Mlml.
Somewhere, sorrowing, there's a little
black dog with a llttlo bluo heart nnd a
llttlo green collar. At Walllngford, Pa.,
on tho estate of Dr, William H. Furness,
there's a monkey with a broken spirit anl
a poodle with chin held high and toll
superciliously awag.
It's a personal, ago-old story. Lovo nnd
rivalry. Tho poodle won nnd King Just
went nway. But Mlml reads, she's the
only chimpanzee which can, and Bho
thinks King may lie uble to, also. Help
him understand, If you see him.
Women to Learn How to Stimulate
Interest in Bible Study.
The second con''ngcnt of the thousands
of women, who aro yolunteor workers In
the neighborhood prayer meetings now
being conducted thioughout the city, will
assemble In the rostrum of tho "Billy"
Sunday Tabernaclo at 3 o'clock this after
noon to listen to Miss Grace Saxc, who
Is In charge of tho work.
The city haa been divided Into !0 re
ligious dlstrlots, and Districts I, 3, 13, U
nnd 19 are called for today. Miss Saxe
will repeat her talk of yesterday, In
which she gave Instructions as to the
bst wayii ot stimulating Interest In these
community Bible classes and will answer
any Questions that may be perplexing the
Hitchcock Resolution Beforo Senato
Committee Next Month.
WASHINGTON, Jan. . Senator Hitch
oock's resolution prohibiting the exporta
tion of arms nnd munitions of war from
this country to any of the belligerent
nations will be taken up by the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee at its first
meeting In February.
This course was decided by the commit
tee today.
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iff I vl
As jt .jwsJbbbb
Democrat's Retorts to Root
Show Extra Session of
Congress Is Considered
WASHINGTON, Jnn. .-"Wo wilt fight
it out along this line If it takes all -nin-ter.ls
the attitude assumed by the
Democratto leaders In the face of the Re
publican filibuster started in the Senate
to prevent the speedy passage or the Ad.
ministration ship purahaso bill, providing
(10,000,000 forJTedornl purchase and control
of vessels.
That the debate over the bill wilt b
largely a matter of physical endurance
was Indicated yesterday when Senator
Stone, chairman of the Foreign Relations
Committee, soothed Republican appro
henslon that there would not bo sufficient
tlmo to debate tho measure by mildly
replying, "Thero will be plenty ot tlmo
between now and next December."
"But you forget that March 4 intervenes
before December," reminded Senator
"Oh, yes," Stono replied, "but there will
bo plenty of ttmo after March 4 to debate
the bill fully."
"And thero wilt bo a now Congress next
December," Mr. Root rotorted.
"And X rogrot to Bay tharo aro soma
Senators in this body." Mr. Stone said
solemnly, "who will not havo a chance ta
debate the bill than."
Senators Galllnger, Root and Lodge
aro determined to resort to evory parlia
mentary maneuvro to block the passage
of tho bill.
With tho appropriation bills nlven the
right of way In the Senate, It may be
possible that the Republicans can suc
ceed In holding up tho bill indefinitely..
When tho Senate convened today the
urgont deficiency bill, carrying $4,477,653.09
appropriations, was tho unfinished bust
nocti, having supplanted the ship pur
choso bill yesterday,
Dobata on this supply bill, which was '
long drawn out on account of Senator
Smoot's opposition to the provision to
meet tho expenses Incurred during the
occupation ot Vera Cruz, probably will
bo followed Immediately by tho District
of Columbia appropriation bill, which has
been reported to the Senate.
Senator Kern, majority leader, ad
mitted today an extra session was a pos
Patriotic and Commercial Porces
Conflict, Speaker Says.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.-The battle for
child-labor reform Is a constant struggle
between tho forces of patriotism and the
army of commercialism, declared Dr, A,
J. McKelway, secretary for the Southern
Stato Child Labor Committee, nt the na
tional conforonce on child labor today,
"They aro forever at war," he said,
"Ono Uvea for tho present the othor for
tho future. Thoso who are working In
tho Interest of tho children are worklns
for the future nntlon.
"With tho processes of government
being moro and moro taken ov6r by tbo
people. It Is more than ever Imperative)
that the electorate should be intelligent;
and if thero wero nothing in tho clilfd
labor 'cll -.but that it deprives our future
cltlzena-of power to excrclso their func
lions.. oclttrenshlp Intelligently, that
would .be sufficient to condemn the
Users of 1014 Llcenso Tags Safe TXn
tll Further Notice.
Superintendent ot Police Robinson to
day reaffirmed his order that automoblla
drivers displaying 1914 llcenso tags will
not bo molested until further notice. Ha
has received a letter from the State
Highway Commissioner stating the Tush
of business and Increased number of ap
plications for togs made lt Impossible to
dlstrlbuto the new tags in time.
Should tho order be rescinded before
Februnry 1, New Jersey autolsts display
ing 1914 tags will not bo molested until
nftor that date. Under the reciprocity
agreement between Pennsylvania ind
Now Jersey, an order will be issued to
this effeat
, the Hotel
Where to get
A guest in one of our
finest new hotels asked their
Valet that same question
one day last week, and tho
expert on GOOD clothes
"Well. ream, meres ontu a
ONE place in toum to gfrjai
what YQV want, and thatta
He went on to explain
about their lines of Style,
about their perfect Fttj
about the way their Tog
deceives men as to thai?
You ean get alt tit
CLASS and CHAAirat
back of the Perry LaWN
16th Chestnut Sts
! da; s nonit was ih Utigefcl he bad W
t a n-,i to harm Ur Stern,
iyi.os.h it lt fif jrrn .' '! un a Ad,y
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