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f Comfortable Dwellings and
Progressive Business
Houses Have Replaced
Fields and Vacant Lots.
No.part of West Philadelphia today la
pore progressive than Baltimore avenue
from tfth to Bd street. nouses In this
ykiedtlfn are modem ana comrortaNo, tne
,' nr'nn n"i"o "- ........ .. on
iric lighting and hardwood floors, and the
.-."corners modern stores with every con-
-, !Tnlnce, and rapidly advancing In value.
jrrom 49th street ana extending to Wth
1''''' ttreet, and from Baltimore avenue to
f 7.Ctharlne street, Is a triangular park
I ..,. o,l hv thi eilv. nnd Is n mnal iln.
"pui,,t " "
sff. 1rntIUI ureUIIHfc bimi. At WVUIU uo mure
""siefut If It were made a resting place for
jithe public with comfortable seats nnd a
' fountain nnd shubbery.
' Banks, churches, stores nnd a short dis-
, unce to the west the Ktnssesslng post-
. 'flfflce mane uie auuuuii u. ui-uiiuuia uno
it from, every viewpoint
. Ten or fifteen years ago three-story
k "properties on Baltimore avenue brought
Js'frem JSOO to 13000 even for corner store
l'property. Today the same properties sell
v from Jll.OOO to $15,000. The block between
i' Hth and Gist strest, which ten years ago
wu a cornfield, has erected thereon three-
itory brick dwellings and BtoreB, which
jell from 800O to $3000 each, and are
mostly occupied by owners.
To s"0 back only a few ycora more, on
August 25, 1902, the northeast corner of
tM street and Baltimore avenue, lot
(K1H4 by 393.H. was sold by Joseph
Behrens to Alexander Wilson, Jr., con
torting a fraction over 414 acres, for
B,30, or 114,000 per acre. Very little will
in found at anywhere near that price
today at this point; front foot value now
has to be considered.
December 9, 1913, William W. Frazler
sold to trustees of the Church of tho
fplphany, Sherwood, a plot of ground
: on the south side of Baltimore nvenue,
,100' feet west 57th street, lot 101 by lrregu-
Jar. subject to an annual ground rent of
-, WOO, for $2000, or $12,000 In all.
1005 Feb. 8 4820 Baltlnuro avc 23xl0t.l.t300
IMS Juljr 1 4S20 " 21xlU.(i&.Ie,000
1 UMFeb. 101828 10x73.11.. .12.IXX)
!HH?n-sisiy ;: : Heidt...io.ooo
WOflMay 24 5021 ' ' 18x00 K 500
-. 1007 July 8 5027 " ' 18x1)0. .. 8 250
J I 1012 Jan. 10 4504 2.1x100.... 11IOO
t Sl?e,b- Ai?2?? 30.10i4xlr. ft.OOO
? K2.ul? 203211 20XUJ.VH.. 4IUO
S Si? cfl-.8n . Same sold. 4.70i)
1907 Aug 23 52.10 " . 20xirreB... 4 COO
f 101J, Dec. 23123 Baltimore nve. 20.11
f. tint!. Black Oak Bids. Aaso. to
( Divld N. Kermcr .... moo
t. ..UH, March .104518-20-22 Baltimore
? ve., 60 ft. to Springfield avo 45000
f The 49th Street fetation Association and
2 the Cedar Avenue Improvement Assocla-
- .lion have been extremely active In look-
k& out for all tho Interests of property
.jholders and the public having business
it this section; this hns had the full co
operation of Councllmen In the 46th Ward.
J The Board of Viewers made further
progress yesterday on tho Parkway west
cf Logan Square. Owners presented testl-
&10nV On 20fll ntrPAt nVll nn Vina aAnt
ktilbttween 20th nnd 21st streets. A meeting
, ir "e'a ln,s morning in itoom Z95, city
'Hill, at which owners were heard as to
f- h value of properties on the west side
1 :(t Logan Sriuarc, the most valunblo
v 'properties which have been torn down In
the. section under consideration.
Money for mortgages appears to be In
better supply this week, and a number of
building operations aro preparing sched
ules. Permits for buildings are, however,
Cot at present keeDlntr un to 1914. Th
b'JW best thing that could happen would
i& D8 & full ntnn nn nnamfli.A V..ll.lln ..
sfASatless than three months. LESSOR.
P1' "
jf 0reat Increase In Navy as Sav
ing Future Pensions.
Ew Tonir Ton "t.. ji..,
r' ----, -. -, oai jtuuurui
,i Chadwlck, In a letter, to the Sun,
emres t'nat a great navy Is essential
J.wW- adequate defense of the country.
Maglvcs his views "as to the method
'i.l"'v'ns at completeness at least cost"
wortnent of a largo army in war, un
.."?. p.ropo8e-to rl8k bankrupting the
MUon," the letter says. "To saddle our-
.elres With the nennloni nf aav (YW1 (VY1
" W. In .addition to the pensions amou'nt
IBmow to nearly $200,000,000. Is from nn
'nomlc View an lmnnsalhln thlnir n
-0 ftrmv nf onv rIta run nr.ir.nl In.
pscupancy of Important ports of our
ISM-t' scurlty agalnat Invasion can only
M assured by a navy, and this should be
Ijojjiowerful as to be absolutely preven
M of, attack.
if And not only does a powerful navy
l""!J's .safety, but it assures constant
fn.ainss, economy In upkeep, and econ-
BVmJ RlOat nf Mtl In -n.nalnn. Cn A..1
M'ven SO battleships, with' Its adjuncts
WK TJ-lserl submarines, eta, a power
IpWM to any combination against us,
wo require but about 120,000 men, and
I firat rnn n sl.l. it.. A.nt- m !.
LHTel WOUld hft hilt a hflCTflAllA rnm.
(PVed with the nxed charges of future
Ml would put thla rtrst cost at 00,000,000.
154 QUlValnf rniicrhlv nt hrA VAttrtt nf
sfC DrtSent nnttlnn tiavmttnta
Taking on Part of 300,000-
ton Contract.
i evidence thai ths Navv llariiLrtment
kcohTlrice4 Us colliers can be loaded at
St Port nirhmntiH nlara nf tha Phllnil!.
W and Reading Railway, the collier
Hyiean arrived here trvlnv In taka out
ia of the SOO,000-ton contract to be de-
KrlW by 1, II, "Weaver & Co., of .this
pol men of the port were surprised at
B$ attitudn nf Raprelarv Hftrrlsnn In
BlJMlng; the ?S,ooo-ton army contract to
jS'irginla concern, declaring that the
tB&rWanta coal did not give sattsfac-
Thls Is directly opposite to "what
1 "&Vy oKldala found, and their tests
"aid. to be more rigorous than the
"fa Qt Stage line Ask; Damages
Caused by Show Trolley
3JITOM .Tan Sfi Vlca fThaTlf filler
'" rave a rule o show cause here
) contractors on me main roaas
I won noints to Atlantic City should
PS,y dAtnucraai lajiiinM nf failure til
8i troper care of the detour road from
gwuui to Atlantlo City. Atkinson
owq g. stage line from Tucicer-
Atlantic city and assert that their
MiMri r ,. fm. h ttmrn. I
it being IjarroeO. through thai
www road. J
wlfffcaKM.i--rMtiMMMj jsssssssssssssssasssal J1 ssssssssssssssH
The forward glide. Especially posed
This article is the fifth of an illiutratcd series on Anna Favlowa's Xew
Social-Dances and JIow to Perform Thcvu tchtch is to appear on Tucsdav
and Thursdajs exclusively in. this newspaper. These articles have lecn tcrit
ten hv Mile. I'avlowa, who, as premiere hallerina assoluta of tho St. Petersburg
Imperial Opera, is evenwhere recognised as not onlv the greatest living
dancer, but the greatest living authority on the art of dancing. The pho
tographs icere posed for by Mile. Pavlowa and her partner, Ivan Clustine,
maitre de ballet at the Imperial Opera Houses In Bt. Petersburg and Moscow
and at the Paris Grand Opera, regarded as Europe's foremost masculine
Tho forward-glide, the fifth figure of
my standardized one-step, offers another
variation which not only mnke.s the entire
dance vlsunlly more artistic, but affords
an agreeable change for the dancers.
This figure comes Immediately after the
crossover cliasse.
Each dancer begins the forward-glide
on tho one count, following the 12 counts
which have been consumed in executing
tho crossover chasse, At Its completion
the cavnller Is on the loft of his lady and
each dancer Is standing erect squarely
on both feet, a distance of some 12 Inches
separating them.
The forward-glide consists of a four
step dancing walk, forward In "open"
position, the cavnller holding his lady's
left hand with his right, an about-face
turn by the dancers In tho direction of
the partner, and a four-step dancing walk
forward In tho direction from which they
come. If the about-face turn is neatly
executed (for this Is perhaps the hardest
part ofthe figure) there need be no con
cern over the remainder of the steps.
I would llkr to Illustrate the steps by
a simple diagram, which Is appended:
Lone Short- Somu Samo as 3.
step. er. aa 2. about face.
Lady Rleht Left Right lft
Count...... 1 2 :i 4 (about face)
Cavalier ...Loft Right Left Right
LonK Short- Fame Same aa 3,
step. or. as 2. and about
face on thl count.
Lome Short- Samo Same
atoo. cr.
Lady RlKht Loft
Count .0, ,"..,
Cavalier .Loft giant.
Look Short
step, er.
The lady, on count "one.
as 2. a :i.
RUht Lett
7 a
Left Right
Same Same
as 2. as :t.
takes a for
ESTATE OF $687,374
Bulk of It Beady for Distribution.
Wills Probated Today.
The estate of Charles Henry Bldgway,
who died In October, 1313, amounted to
I887.374.S0, according to an account filed
with the Iteglster of Wills by Thomas
Craven, executor, for adjudication by the
Orphans' Court. ......,
A balance of ?650,606.46 Ib In the hands
of the executor for distribution among
the. heirs. Investments Included In this
balance are bonds of the Chicago, Hock
Island and Pacific. 2t,250: Portland Itall
way, Light and Power Company, 18,80Q,
Wilmington and Northern Railroad Com
pany, J35.000; Lehigh Valley Railroad
Company. 50,U0; Lehigh Coal and Navi
gation Company, .25; Pennsylvania
'Company, $10,175; 76 shares of Philadel
phia. Qermantown and Norrlstown Rail
road Company. JlO.MO, and 21 shares of
Philadelphia National Bank, 19150.
Wills admitted to probate today making
private distribution of estates are those
of Rachel Buvlnger. late of all North I6th
street, $15,200; Ernest C. Hunt, eoutheait
corner 7th and York streets, JtSOO; Joseph
D. Maieberger, 2223 Fisher's avenue. $3000.
Personal property of Isabel M. Cole has
been appraised at J.22.668.J0; Frances Mc
Keown, $3095.80; Mary Welsh, J2S6T.S2, and
Herman Kammerer, 20H-58.
Owners Identify Their Property in
Central Police Court,
Much of the UOOO worth of Jewelry, re
covered last Saturday when Joseph
Smith.tftT North 11th street, was arrest
ed, wai identified today In Central Police
Charles A. Partridge, 1835 North Park
avenue; Albert A. Malts 1537 North Park
avenue, and Mrs. Bessie Broomall. 1828
North Park avenue, claimed part of the
JewVlryT Braltll was held without baU I by
Magistrate "Renshaw for further hearing
February 2.
Black Handera' Bfcot Bulns Hat
NBW YORK, Jan. Si-Becauie. he had
refused their demands for money, Black
Handera fired last night from an ambush
behind tho Trinity Cemetery fence. In
Sath street, at Andrew Postlgllone. a
tailor, of 17J West 15M street PosUglton.
returned their Ore and then fainted from
fright An ambulance was called from
wT.htnrtnn HalzhtS Hospital, bUt th
onlv bullet wound found waa ona tbat
&wi cut through the. taflor'a dtrSy hat.
Photo by Nrnmu, kj,.w. y Rabtnoft,
by Mile. Pavlowa arid M. Clustine.
ward step on her right foot, simultan
eously placing tho lingers of her left
hnnd (the palm down) In the right Viand
of her partner. This step Is taken on the
ball of the right foot, the heel being raised
from the floor Just enough to give cer
tainty of footing and impart grace and
elasticity to the bodily movement. The
length of the stride forward should be
from 14 to IS Inches, according to the
lady's 'nelght, It being necessary to adapt
length of the step to the comfort of the
A glanco at tho photograph of myself
and M. Clustine, which Is presented on
this page, will give nn excellent Idea, of
tho attitude of each dancer at the end of
tho first stop In the forward-glide, which
Is taken on count "one."
On count "two" the lady brings her left
foot forward, swinging It JUst clear of
tho floor, nnd takes a second step, con
siderably shorter than tho first. The
right foot Is again brought Into use on
count "three," also a shorter step for
ward than that on count "one," and then
comes count "four," on which the lady
takes n forward step on her left foot and
executes nn about-face turn to her left.
During the four forward stepB the lady
nnd her cavalier have held their right and
left arms before them, t'ne hands clasped
In the manner already explained. As
each executes the about-face turn, they
give a smart twist to tho arms, finding In
this procedure a means of assistance In
maintaining the balance as tne turn is
Counts "five," "six," "seven" and
"eight" are correspondingly those of the
first four counts, snve thnt the llnq of
direction Is reversed tho lady places her
loft hand In the right or her partner.
Tno cnvaller's movements are corres
pondingly the same as those of his lady,
he taking a step with his right foot when
she moves with her left nnd turning to
his left for the about-face turn' Instead,
as she does, to her right. The next arti
cle will consider the last of the one-step
i .
Program Calendar Starts Stir Among;
What's this, a talk on boobs? What
sort of an animal or Invention 13 a boob?
How very Interesting!
Lorgnettes were lifted Inquiringly and
chins tilted suspiciously Into the air when
the program calendar of the Phllomua
lan Club announced that the Current
Events Class would be treated to a talk
on Boobs tomorrow morning.
Dignified members of this most digni
fied club, unversed In the piquant phrase
ology of modern slang, wondered Just
what the talk was going to be about,
anyway, and those more sophisticated
members who sensed at least the meaning
of Boobseven If they weren't quite sure
of It, marveled at the Introduction of such
a frivolous, not to say sacrilegious topic
Into their program.
The telephone at the club's headquar
ters at 3941 Walnut street has been ring
ing right merrily In consequence. But
alas, or perhaps, fortunately, there isn't
to be a talk on Boobs after all. I fa going
to be on Books and a typographical error
was responsible for the commotion.
Finding No Money, They Damage
Interior of Meat Shop.
Many pounds of ruined scrapple and
sausage and several dozen decapitated
chickens are the only clues the Gsr
mantown police have to thieves who
broke Into the store of the Kansas City
Beef Company, 6912 Qermantown avenue,
and tried to ruin all the stock In the
place when the safe was found to be
open and empty. This in the third, time
In the last two months that the stort
has been entered, although It Is within
the shadow of the station house.
Tuc I MM For health, pliaoure aa rtert,
I He IW" atlon. FTorlt rtsort Ur
tourists. PrcyaTOfopaa,,.
opem for Mrimlve patronise j origin! Co
lonlsl furnUUngsi Southern cooklasi ybt
leg rtolfVtMmU. Mr, Mrs J. B. lltol.tt.
Fttutt taUwi lttlv. A N- BLAI8,
"New Philadelphia" Din
ner on February 9 Will Be
Attended by 500 Business
Leaders of City.
Final details of the trade development
campaign, which wtli herald Philadel
phia's Industrial pre-eminence around the
world, were arranged at a meeting of
tho Executive Committee In the Bourse
at noon today. At this time plans were
also completed for the New Philadelphia
dinner nt the Manufacturers' Club on Feb
ruary i, when the movement to promote
this city's business Interests will bo for
mally Inuncned.
Following the meeting Invitations to
the dinner aro to be sent to more thnn (00
of the leading representatives of Phila
delphia's banking, transportation, manu
facturing, merchandise and maritime In
terests. Each of them will be urged to
co-operate In the movement to advertise
Philadelphia throughout America and
across the sea as "the world' greatest
The Invitation to the dinner sets forth
that the speakers will be men who have
lone things .nd their talks will be
"Philadelphia's ability to take advantage
of the new opportunities born of new
financial power and unusual conditions."
On the list of speakers will be the men
whose executive genius to a great extent
ha dominated tho Industrial life In this
city. Each will tell why the Industry he
represents la pre-eminent in Philadel
phia. Small manufacturers and Individuals
backing the lesser commercial enterprises
here will profit from tho movement, an
well as the groat commercial houses. In
tho union of forces, which is part of the
plan, the aim will be to boost Philadel
phia and all that Is mado hero, In tho
past small manufacturers have been ham
pered In their efforts to exploit their own
wares, but Incorporated In this now move
ment Is tho Idea of co-opcratlvo adver
tising. Director George W. Norrls, of tho De
partment of Wharves, Docks and Ferries,
In discussing tho campaign today pointed
out tho need for united nctlon nnd de
plored Philadelphia's seeming Inability to
understand the advantages of co-opora-tlon.
"Great industrial concerns like the
United States Steel Corporation and the
Standard Oil Company," Director Norrls
said, "can afford to advertise und push
their goods In all the markets of. tho
world. The large local Industries, such
as the Ualdwln Locomotive Works, Brill
Car Works and the Stetson hat factory,
can afford to have their own selling
agencies all over tho world,
"When It comes to the smalt manufac
turer, however, ho cannot afford to In
vestigate foreign markets and credits, do
foreign advertising and maintain n for
eign selling force. The only way, then.
In which the small manufacturer can get
Into the foreign markets Is by some co
operative plan.
"I am sorry thnt there Is not a large
central trade body In Philadelphia capa
ble of doing for this city What the Cham
ber of Commerce of Boston does for
BoBton, nnd what similar organizations
do for many other cities. I am sorry also
that the recently appointed Foreign
Trade Committee In Philadelphia has not
taken up the subject more actively.
"There seems to be a strange Inability
on the part of Philadelphia manufac
turers and merchants to realize the ad
vantages of union and co-operation, not
only for foreign trade, but for domestic
trade as well, and for the general up
building and Improvement of Phila
delphia. "I am very heartily In favor of any
movement that will emphasize the ad
vantages of co-operation and devise some
means to obtain It"
"Who la Mrs. Thompson?" Biles the
Anti Chieftain.
DOVER, Del.. Jnn. 26.-Mrs. Henry B.
Thompson, social mentor of Delaware
and leader of the anti-suffrage forces, will
appear before the House Committee on
Revised Statutes to Inform the commit
tee "who Mrs. Thompson Is." Angered
because Mrs. Florence Bayard miles,
suffrage leader, queried "who Is this Mrs.
Thompson?" during the suffrage hearing,
Mrs. Thompson has requested the com
mittee to grant the "antls" an audience
on February S, and Chairman Hill
The feud botween Mrs. Thompson, a
daughter of General James II. Wilson,
U, S. A., retired, and Mrs. Hilles. daugh
ter of the former Ambassador to England,
has spread along the ranks of the suf
fragists and anti-suffragists, and a social
war is on.
Mrs. Thompson, to off-set the rally of
the suffragists last week. Is planning to
bring a large delegation of "antls" to
the State House, with a preponderance of
women socially prominent as ocular evi
dence that representative of the State do
not wish enfranchisement
Prankford Society Will Celebrate
Tenth Anniversary Tonight.
The annual meeting of the Frankford
Historical Society will be held tonight
In" the Free Library Building, Frank
ford avenue and Overlngton street. Many
historians will attend. Tonight marks
the 10th anniversary of the founding by
T, Comly Hunter of the society, which
now has a membership of nearly 300.
Fred Perry Powers, of Oermantown,
will address the meeting on "The Stage
Coaches and Conestoga Wagons," The
address -will be Illustrated with stereo'p
ticon views.
The present officer of the society are:
President, Franklin Smedley; vice presi
dent, Robert T Corson; treasurer, T,
Comly Hunter; secretary. Miss Caroline
W, Smedley, Mrs, Robert T. Corson
la chairman of the Woman's Auxiliary
of 15, who nave charge of the social af
fairs of the society,
Chapron In Attendance
Fhi-nr. IVnlnlit 31J2.
BCHQLArtS' Tnnio-hr Tum. and Thurs.
Practice Duc " andlion. Bvm.
Print LtMoni Day or Bvr.
Fhont DU. 833
MoJini Dane ContMt Tomor. (Wed.) Eve.
.VAltnuUliO UAilWA. HAi, JUVU,
1123 Cbutnut trt 11 experienced Imtruc-
torsi dtilr. from 19 A. M. W iMcliiiii th
cm-sup. "My"?t i-lf nn. ia uiuu, ul.
.uctllo. Koull Ilouil.
xioin phones.
fOUNOLADy. college srad want to tutor
lltm, 6 blib school tubjj. tl Ul, L4, Ciat,
1" - .S3W4s,
"" ' ' '' ' 'if..'.,m1'.,'-'"i .-MinHaS
Showing a standard 4-quart measure commonly known as a 4-peck
measure and containing I1, pounds of potatoes and a combination
54-peck measure with a false bottom containing 3 pounds. Potatoes
not in measure show the shortage and weigh 4 pounds. These are
among the exhibits on view in City Hall courtyard.
Housewives May Profit by
Exhibit of Sawed-off
Yardsticks and Under
sized Quarts.
It may be a truo statement that you
can't foot all the peoplo all the time, but
a visit up to tho "Learn-to-Buy" ex
hibit, which will be opened to the public
tomorrow morning In City Hall court
yard by the Bureau of Weights and
Measures, is convincing enough proof
that you can fool a good many of them
In the most obvious way.
Row upon row of false measures Und
tho sholves.andtho corners of the pavilion
aro stacked almost ceiling high with con
fiscated weights. Comparatively speak
Outfit at
Vlctrolo IV at Sir, and 8
ten-inch double-face rec
ordH at $4.50, making
I1D.S0 in all.
nOc n AVeek
I'llj-s far It.
ll'e Do Sot (live Trading
Stamps With Victrolaa
or Uncords.
IRE AT BARGAIN E V E N T rrAfl tt r8$1
Semi-Annwl Sale of IRQ JNeW iSlIkS
adeUp Urpet KUgSUf Unusually Low Prices
Twice a yenr we take our remnants of carpets and'
matte tnem up into rugs, .nany or tnom are in mose
nttractlvo odd sizes impossible to get In regular rugs.
Wo have 100 which we place on sale tomorrow, rang
ing in sizes from 6x12 ft. to 11.3x17.2 ft.
$40.00 Body Brussels Rugs,
11.3 x 12 ft
$30.00 Body Brussels Rugs,
9.9x12 ft. v..
$35.00 Royal Wilton Rugs,
7.6 x 12 ft
$45.00 Royal Wilton Rugs,
9.9x13.6 ft
$27.50 High-Grade Axmin-
sterRugs, 9 x 12.7 ft
$22.50 High-Grade Axmin-
sterRugs, 6 x 12 ft
$17.50 Velvet Rugs, 6x11.3
$15.00 Tapestry Brussels Rugs, $6 Q3 75c Natural Pongee Silks
TfiYlff OttO?
- AIllMsiiiitiii T RAmLrniirrh wnva In nnturnf tt
All Week The Pacific Mills Co. T"6
SIBNewCotton Fabrics Here
This event has been planned in conjunction with the COUNTRYWIDE "USE-MORE-COTTON"
CAMPAIGN inaugurated to relieve the depressed situa
tion of Southern planters since their products have no foreign market.
These dainty Cottons offer many possibilities for the making of charming, attrac
tive, inexpensive Frocks, -which tvill be posed on
Living Models From 10 to 12 o'clock; and From 2 to 4 o'clock. Dainty Negligees. Undergarments and
Clothes for Children Can De Fashioned From Them, Too
Printed and Plain f
Plisse Crepes
Floral printings on white and
tinted grounds; 32 Inches wide.
Printed and Plain
Serpentine Crepes
Artistic large designs on
white and tinted grounds 28 Inches
Printed and Plain
Galatea Cloths
ASi ''
For Juvenile clothes. Stripes ...
on white and colored grounds; IS Inches
$1 to $2 Plain andt Fancy 39 c
itacine aumnss . ,
Clearance of very fine quality material, made by
one of the best American -weavers. Includes plain,
bourette, brocade, boucle epingle, in plain colors
and fancy plaids. Will tailor splendidly, Come.
40 to 63 inches wide.
Copenhagen, wistaria, brown, eadtt, gray, old
rose, sana ana rteurose.
20, 1915.
ing, defrauding the housekeeper must
have been ns easy a profession as taking
candles from babies until the agents of
the bureau got "on the Job."
Liquid measures, dry measures, anti
quated scales and those of queer Illegal
construction, under-slxed milk Dottles,
barrels and baskets with false bottoms,
are revealed In all their naked crooked
ness, nnd If any dishonest tradesman hap
pens In there by mistake It won't take
more than one glance to show him that
his game is up.
One of the most Interesting exhibitions
of "nervy" fraudulence Is that of the'
cream bottles. Out of 43.174 examined In
six months 26.S23 were condemned arid
mnny of those of tho half-pint size wore
made to hold nine drams less than they
should have contained.
How did they get away with It7 must
be the first question to project Itself In
tho mind of any Inquiring person, for
seemingly the dishonest merchant hasn't
hesitated to pick up "any old thing"
lying around loose in his shop, from a
stone to a flatlron, to hitch onto his
One scale from a wholesale fish dealer
waa freighted with an Iron hook of nn-chor-like
proportions calculated to "boat"
the purchaser who bought from him out
of at least S or 8 pounds at every pur
chase, and, Judging from the exhibition
of dry measures taken from the huck
ster who cries his wares In the street no
Lit Bnsttien
Double Yellow Trading Stamps With Every 10c Purchase Until
Noon : After That, Until Closing Time, Single Stamps
Market Eighth Filbert Seventh
They Are the Kinds and Colors That Lead in Vogue
for the Sprinn. For This Special Sale, the Prices Are
a Fourth to a Third Less Than Regular.
$01 Q
$1.25 to $1.50
Crepes de Chine,
Beautiful silks of exquisite, fine texture In pretty even
ing and street shades: also white and black. 40 Inches
$f Q QQ n,de-
A Q.7Q $1 to $1.25 Black Silks g5
$f O QC
Inaluded are the most fashionable weaves taffetas,,
messallnes, duchesse and peau de soies. 3.1 Incfara wide,
$2 Crepes Meteor and Charmeuse, $J ,0
Beautiful, fine, hlgh-grnde qualities in exquisite new
shades for afternoon and evening wear. 40 Inches wide.
$1 7 QC
$1 fi QC
$ QGj
$1.50 Chiffon
Fashionable silks
$1.50 Striped
Smart, attractive
Semi-rough weave, In natural color. 3d Inches -wide.
Printed and Plain
Chiffon Voile
Dainty floral d e s 1 a; n s , on
whltf and tinted grounds; 34 Inches wide.
Plain and Printed
Pamilla Cloths !....
The finest of percales, with
the patterns and fineness of the
French penans cloth; 86 Inches
Plain and Printed
Cambric - Finished
New geometrical designs on white and
dark .grounds; 36 Inches wide.
18c Fancy Crepe Suiting. IQg
Woven stripes of blue, lavender, brown, pink and
black in two width stripes and mixed colored,
grounds, with bourette raised dashes in crepe
ground. 27 inches wide,
28c & 35c Mercerized French Poplin 1QC
Soft finish, with rich silk lustrous fine pin cord
across width and pronounced raised coraed B
galine. Colors include green, brovm, naw, wit
taria, Copenhagen., Ulae, pink, old rot and black:
CI,OSE AT 8a P, M.5
villain of the "melodramme'r" la mora
deeply dyed than he.
The common yardstick also cornea In
for Its share of attention, and Inspection
of the confiscated slicks show that the
li unsuspecting purchaser in many ca
received only 85 or m incnes m every
yard he bought. &
"Never permit the merchant to mew
ure anything for you with a stick thai
isn't metal tipped. Many of the ol$
sticks are so worn at the elgeS that ev
eral Inches are lost," says a sign hang
Ing over thla particular exhibition.
Some other bits of sound advlc pla
carded around for the benefit of the
housekeeper are!
"Be a business woman aa well aa a '
housekeeper. Housekeeping la the lead
Ing business In Philadelphia."
"Do not purchase goods nnd pay for
the wrapping at the price of the com-'
"Provide your household with a goo-i
scale and a set of dry and liquid mesa
Long Through Runa Thing" of JPast,
Says Report.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 Freight rate
on river traffic In the United States ''vary
greatly with tho character of tho goods"
carried, the Department of Agriculture
announced today In a report on n, recent
Investigation of the relation of such ratea
to farm prices.
Rates on hay are the highest, with egga
and wheat about tied for second honors.
On a 25-mlle route In Maine the rate for
a barrel of apples was IS cents, whllo
the average farm price waa $1.73. ThlJ
waa 1.7 per cent, of the farm price.
On cotton traffic In the South the per
centnge ranged from 0. to 3. Eggs varied
from 0.8 to 10, and hay, because of Its)
great bulk, was charged from 10 to 4
per cent, of Its farm value. Wheat ranged
from 3 to IB per' cent.
The Inquiry covered 102 river lines, and
disclosed .that this traffic generally is lo
cal, the routes rarely extending mora
than a few hundred miles and the boats
averaging less than 10 miles an hour.
"Long runs by through fast steamers
are things of the paat," the report says.
War Department Awards. Contract ta
Virginia Company.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. Secretary
Garrison yesterday Informed Representa
tive J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia,
that the coal, contract of 35,000 tons for
use on the Panama Hallrond would go to
a Virginia company. The Government of
ficials In Panama said the Pennsylvania
coal had not come up to the test.
Pennsylvania conl operators and Presi
dent Glllday. of the United Mine Work
ers of District No. 2, aro urging the Sec
retary of War to reconsider his decision.
Ask for Yellow
Trading Stamps
They'll save you dol
lars by securing free
of charfco many an,
article that you need.
Donble Stamps In the
Taffetas $1.25
In black, ivory and colors. S3 Inches
Shirting Silks 9gc
stripes and color effects.
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