FOR AGED CLERGY
$5,000,000 Fund for Retired
Episcopalians Is Largely
OTHER CITY NEWS BRIEFS
Five Hundred Young Men Ready
to Join Polish-American
. ,...i ...h.nrlnllons to the (5.000,000
Tlie ioi. w" '- -. r.Mri
, J? which 15,164.655 already has been paid
The final returns were made In New
vrlc by J. PJerpont Korean shqwlne that
The fund had been larecly oversubscribed.
A large part of the credit was due Penn
sylvania, and especially Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania subscribed IM".". Z
rly IS Per cent of the total. New York
Ud wh 12,131,898, New Jersey oave
The largest contribution, $124,744, was
mde by the Carnegie Corporation. Twt
wrionj save $250,000 each. Nine, gave
5iM00 each, twelve subscribed WO.ObO
I.J twenty-nine $26,000 each, fifty-four
ve $10,000 "ch, Ml'iave 15000 and 764
500 Poles Ready to Join Unit
Fhe hundred young Poles In this city are
Midv to Join the unit In the National Army
which patrlotlo Americans of Polish descent
re trying to recruit. A mass-meeting to
itlmulate Interest In the movement will be
Church Honor Roll of Fifty-one
Fifty-one young men from the B. D.
Cooper Methodist Episcopal Sunday School,
Sixty-third street and Glrard avenue, who
i.. miiintred In the army and navy.
have been put on a church "roll ot honor,'
which was read last night by the pastor,
the Kev. Dr. W. dray Jones.
Woman Got 800 Navy Recruits
Mr. William Albert Wood, official
speaker of the flying squadron which re
cently canvassed the city for navy recruits,
tas the distinction of having personally
obtained the enlistment of 800 of tho 1200
men recruited for the United States navy
here before May 18.
Raise Big Flag on Rally Day
More than 2600 persons crowded the lawn
f the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of
Oermantown, yesterday afternoon when a
large American flag was raised at the spe
cial services marking the annual Sunday
School Ilally Day.
"Think Internationally" Is Motto
Think Internationally" was the motto
given by Dr. Jesse H. Holmes, of Swarth
more, who spoke on "Internationalism and"
the War" at the Friends' First-day School
Conference Class yesterday. He argued in
fsvor of-the abatement of race hatred.
, Feast of Roses Celebrated
Th feast of roses was celebrated In Cath
olic Churches throughout the city yester
day. Thousands of flowers were blessed
and distributed at the observance of tho
Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of Our
Governor Brumbaugh Is Speaker
Governor Brumbaugh was the principal
speaker yesterday afternoon at the Rally
Cay services In the Sunday school of the
First Church of the Brethren, Carlisle and
Dauphin streets, where he Is a member. He
also made"an addres- there last night.
Denies Exam Is Too Hard
A denial that tho entrance examination
for the extra night course of the United
States Marine Engineering School Is too
hard has been made by Clinton E. Shaw,
mnervlsor of the .school. He said that the
criticism had been made- by unsuccessful
applicants who had been unable to answer
even elementary questions.
LA F0LLETTE PROBERS
LIKELY TO URGE REBUKE
Little Probability That Investi
gation Will Result in Recom
mendation of Expulsion
Bu a Staff Con epoiidn t
WASHINGTON", Oct. 8.
Members of the special subcommittee of
the Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections, to which was delegated the task
Investigating the charges of disloyalty
? dedltlon against Senator La Follette,
f Wisconsin, met today to make final nr
Mngtments as to the procedure to be fol-
The actual Investigation will not be be
tun until Senator La Follette has submitted
K the subcommittee what he declares to bo
the official transcript of the spefceh which
J delivered 6n September 20 at St, Paul
"tore the Non-Partlsan League.
He has questioned the uccifiacy of the
copy sent .to Washington by the Minnesota
i-ommlsslon of Public Safety, but has re
iusm to designate where mistakes have
y.n. made until his copy reaches here.
hlch will probably be tomorrow.
..Lthe BUDcommlttee does not have to
li ,UM" the nrs day f the next ses
'on, there will be time to trace some of
n?.!!i0e.lmportant ,eld thit mlBht bo unr
diI... or a general Investigation. The
"''position among members of the commit
ill', n?e,ver- seems to be to stick to the
Imi? e st' Paul Peh. If La Follette
tii r"non'hlllty for the more sensa-
S! "'terances contained therein, par-
Bt7t.J ' nl8 ""imatlon that the United,
'!" to wnr to protect the loans
muniti;Mor,Pl anrt the profits of American
uhin.mahtrs' there Is no doubt that the
verZm'tUe- w"i recommend that he be
severely reprimanded by the Senate.
much iii-.fiV. -.not' however, seem to be
mitt.. mlnood at this time that the com
tht .?. " rec"nmend favorable action on
teVpu1' """ ma, fr La
"what" is jewelry?" is
QUESTION FOR UNCLE SAM
Collector Lederer Awaits Official Inter
pretation Before Collecting New
" Miector Iz h?atrr' ,nternal rev'
Th. or aniJ his deputies.
' tatS tart W whlch ,h President
X wh.r .d,ne8d"5r' dlare" taxable.
Jewelry y aV? ommerclay known a,
' BeMi.iL n? the revenue airents are
i tch , nlr l,'ad!' over the status of
U ,i.V-,ornmntal hair combs, waleh
Ef l TherlT,. 5tm:"udded hatpins.
e in c " irinreo ravrm nniitn.u
; Hnh:r,,nttcrh3l. aJliihe,r i,p'n,ort a"
L7". "T Hot Will Illr.W A.mr l ..,...
CANDIDATES FOR CITY JOBS
MUST WRITE EDITORIAL?
Hebrews and Italians Comment on Cur
rent Events in Civil Service
Hebrew and Italian clerks In the Water
Bureau and other branches of the ellv
service wero today compelled to read and
write Zlddlsh and Italian editorials on
current events as a part of their civil
service tests for places on the city payroll.
The fall civil service examinations opened
with tests rotten classes of clerical posi
tions, carrylngTSalarles ranging from $800
to- $1500 a year. Sixty-three applicants,
among whom were a number of clerks
now serving tho city ah provisional np
polntees, took the arldus examinations,
and their aernges will be scheduled in
the near future.
Kxamlners employed by tho commission
will conduct tests dally between now and
November 10. Duilng this tferlod exam
inations will bo held for ninety different
places, with salaries ranging from that of
apprentice at $480 to technical places
worth $3000 a year.
THREE ON TRIAL FOR
ABDUCTING BABY KEET
Proaecutbr to Attempt to Con
nect Piersol With Anti-American
FEELING AT HIGH PITCH
MAItSHFIELD, Mo , Oct. 8.
Pro-Germanism will play a part In the
trial of the alleged abductors of baby Lloyd
Keet. The prosecution left this be known
today at the opening of tho trial here.
Oscar Schmidt, agent of the Department
of Justice at Kansas City, will go on the
stand In an attempt to connect Claude
Piersol, alleged lender of the kidnapping
ring, with antl-Amerlcan propaganda.
The little courtroom of Judge C. H. Skin
ner was packed to suffocation nt the open
ing of the trial today. Marshfleld nas
crowded with hundreds at witnesses,
"movlo" men, newspaper men, lawyers and
the merely curious
Feeling In Mnrshfleld and In all south
west Missouri Is running high. It Is a con
tinuation of that feeling which almost cost
Piersol his life under a tree nt Stockton
last June shortly nfler the murdered body
of Baby Keet was found.
"Piersol will never live to go to prison."
Is a remark "heard on the street, in the hotels
nnd restaurants. Mob violence may nBsert
Itself again If It Is seen that the Stnte has
proved Its contentions against Piersol,
Cletus Adams and Taylor Adams, Pier
sol's alleged lieutenants In the Keet case,
will bo tried with him. Sam McGlnnls, Mrs.
Taylor Adams, Maxle Adams and Dick.
Carter will bo tried on charges of conspir
ing to kidnap C. A. Clement, Springfield
The State will try to prove It was Piersol
who penned tho letters to J. Holland Keet,
father of the child, In which $6000 ransom
The defense haa scores of witnesses to
attempt establishing alibis.
BELGIAN CHILDREN IN U. S ;
GERMANS CUT HANDS OFF
Twenty-four Little Girls Arrive at
Holyoke, Mass., Dismembered by
Definite evidence of German atrocities Is
now available In the United States. Twenty-four
little Belgian girls, from six to ten
years old, arrived in Holyoke, Mass., a
few days ago. All but one was minus either
one or both hands. They wero dismem
bered not by Boshes In the ranks, but by
the officers who became Infuriated at tho
attitude of Belgians generally.
The arrival heie of these little girls was
dlscusHcd last night by Alexander Simpson,
Jr., In the course of an address, at tho
Cooper Memorial Methodist Episcopal
Church, Sixty-third Jtreet and Glrard ave
nue. He explained that a number of chari
table women of Holyoke, Mass., who had
heard of the plight of the unhappy chil
dren, requcstd that they ho sent to Holy
oke. They arrived nr.d are now being edu
cated and cared for.
The Itev. Dr. W. Gray Jones, pastor of
the church, unveiled a toll of honor for
fifty younir men of the congregation who
enlisted In various branches of the service.
Appointments at City Hall
City appointments today Include Harry
Franz, 1415 North Ilandolph street, transit
man, Department of City Transit, $1080;
J, Harris Heed, S329 Locust street. In
spector, Department of Wharves, Docks
and Ferries, $1000; Carrie Stuart, Phila
delphia General Hospital, housekeeper, Bu
rcnu of Charities. $720; Thomas F. Harris,
6524 Locust street, architectural drafts
man. Department of City Transit, $1200:
Carl B. Llndman, 445 Dupont street, and
Charles H. Serverson, 6056 Vine street,
transit man. Department of City Transit,
salaries $1080 each.
Superior Court Decisions
Among decisions made today by the
Superior Court were one by Judge Porter,
dfnrmlng the Delaware County court In
rJnnln vs. Mercer, and by Judge Head dis
charging a rule for renrgument In the ca)
of Blrnle vs. Most Excellent Assembly, etc.,
In-Common Pleas Court Xo. 2 of Phila
delphia. Eight Local Horses in Fair Meet
HAGEItSJOWX, Md Oct. 8. Eight Phil
adelphla horses have been entered In
Hngerstown Interstate Fair races that will
begin tomorrow. John A. White entered
Joker D. and Lynn Chimes In the 2:19 trot,
Mary Coastman In the 2:11 pace nnd Lord
Oliver in the 2:14 trot. John Toy enteied
Bur5 Todd and It. J. S. In the 3:22 trot,
Catherine Ingram In the 2;17 trot and Lil
lian W. In the 2:16 pace. About fifty Penn
jylvanla and Delaware horses have been
ntered In the twenty-three races.
i&nre $mr (Lonfiois
llrothera Adam Serpentine Front
ANTHIUKS BUlatffci ANTIUWIM
W 16th helow Walnut. Opi. Itucnuet tji'p- fj
1719 Chestnut St.
Come and See
BRADBURN & NIGR0
Cprrert Tailors for. Ilresiy .Men
Wei delight In pleasing men
who are hard to satlsfj
When discontented, bring
your tailoring troubles to
EVENIHG LEDaER-PHILADJBLPHlA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, T9t7
MRS. KARST DROPS SUIT
AGAINST BROMLEY HEIRS
Woman Abandons Widow's
Claim on Estate as Common
No Compromise, Their Counsel States.
Wished to Clear Manufac
Mrs. Caroline Karat, of 4644 North Broad
street, who creaed a sensation a year ago
by declaring she had been the common law
wife of the late Kdward Bromley, rich
textile manufacturer, and demanding a
widow's share of his $2,000,000 fortune,
abanodncd her claims In the Orphans' Court
today, thereby furnishing another surprise
In the Bromley Case.
Congressman John It. K. Scott, former
Judge James day Gordon and Joseph H.
Taulane, attorneys for the Bromley hclrs-at-law,
expressed great surprise when Judge
Anderson announced that Mrs. Knrst had
withdrawn her opposition to the will, which
bequeathed the estate to Mr. Bromley's
sisters. The withdrawal was announced In
a letter to Judge Anderson from Thomna J.
Meagher, attorney for Mrs. Karst. All at
torneys for the Bromley family professed
surprise at the withdrawal of Mrs. Karst's
Congressman Scott declared there had
been no compromise and np settlement of
any kind, declaring that regardless of all
money consideration the Bromley family
had been determined to fight Mrs. Karst's
claim In order to clear tho name of Mr.
Counsel for the family were In Orphans!!
Court with n large number of witnesses nnd
a mass of documents with which to con
test tho 6lnlm of Mrs. Knrst that sho had
been Mr. Bromley's common law wife. The
notice of withdrawal of claim made nil these
unnecessary. Mr. Bromley, welt known aa a
manufacturer and financier nnd a member
of many clubs was a reputed bachelor.
At his funeral a woman heavily veiled
appeared weeping nt his bier. The family
declared It did not know who she was. This
Incident was recalled when Mrs. Karst ap
peared a year ago 'as the will was. about
to be probated nnd filed a caveat, thereby
opening the contest for tho widow's share
of the Bromley fortune.
Mrs. Karst Is the widow of a saloon
keeper, who during the first years of his
life was a friend of Mr. Bromley. Mrs.
Karst contended, that after her husband's
death nnd several ears before his own
death Mr. Bromley contracted a common
law marriage with her and they lived .to
gether at her home.
NEGRO JANITOR ARRESTED
Charged With Stealing Shirtwaists
From His Place of Employment
A fondness for womtn's shirtwaists
caused the downfall of George Slmms, a
negro, of 2056 Lombard street, nccording
to the police. He was employed ns janitor
In a storo on Juniper street near Vine,
which has missed many waists of late.
Detectives Taggert and CIctt sleuthed and
collared the Janitor. They testified that one
walst,wa8 pinned under his clothes and
seventeen were found In his room. Magis
trate Collins held him In $800 ball for a
DRYS HOPEFUL IN TWO STATES
WASHINGTON'. Oct. 8. Antlsalodn
forces hope to add two more States to the
"dry list" within a month Ohio and New
Mexico. At the same' time they aro keep
ing a close watch on Iowa, which votei
next week on the question of Incorporating
Its prohibition statutes In the State Con
stitution. K. C. Dinwiddle, superintendent of the
Antlsaloon League of America, said to
day that he was extremely hopeful of suc
cess In New Mexico's election 'and "very
hopeful that Ohio, on November 6, would
overturn Its record of two recent defeats
for prohibition." The final drive In Ohio
will be planned at the leaguo'a executive
committee meeting in Columbus on Octo
Lancaster Men Leave for Camp
LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 8. The third In
crement of Lancaster County's quota ot
men for the National Army, forty-one In
number, left, for Camp Meade. Large crowds
assembled at the railroad station at both
p aces to see the recruits off. ,
Linde Semi-Annual Sale
Absolutely astonishing bargains in mammoth assortments
of standard, guaranteed floor coverings from leading mills
which have been driven by changing conditions to make a clean
sweep of surplus stocks and discontinued styles.
Don't 'fail to take advantage of the marvelous savinys.
It will pay you to buy in this sale and lay your purchases away
for future needs. That's how wonderfully cheap these goods
are.h Compare our values with what you find in other stores.
Beautiful Living Room Rugs
$55.00 High-grade Wilton Rugs, 9x12 ft $41.75
$46.50 Best Seamless Axminster Rugs, 8.3x10.6 ft $37.00
$36.00 Heavy Body Brussels Rugs, 9x12 ft $29.00
$3230 Standard Seamless Velvet Rugs, 7.6x9 ft $25.00
$70.00 Best Seamless Wilton Rugs 8.3x10.6 ft $57.50
$45.00 Heavy Seamless Axminster, 9x9 ft $37.50
$2.50 Axminster, now, per yd
g- DDCTC 2S0 Bdy Brussels, now, per yd.
WIJr H 1 O 2.3S Velvet, now, per yd
1.50 Tapestry, now, per yd.
Splendid Rugs for Bed Rooms
$18J00 Best Tapestry Rugs, standard make, 7x9 ft $12.50
$38.50 Fine Seamless Tapestry Rugs, 9x15 ft $31.00
$25 MO Extra Body Brussels Rugs, 6x9 ft $18.00
$30.00 Seamless Velvet Rugs, very fine, 9x12 ft $24.50
$45.00 Standard WiUon Rugs, 6.9x12 ft $36.00
$35.00 Best Seamless Axminster Rugs, 7.6x9. ft $26.75
Stlect Now! Purchate Held UntU Wanted on Payment of Deposit
Hammonton High School graduate,
who has just completed his second
voyage to France with troops for
the American expeditionaryi army.
Croasdale resigned as principal of
Winslow Township School to enter
the medical department of the
United States army.
GIRL KJLLS HERSELF
ON ROOF OF HOUSE
Young Woman Said to Have' Had
Quarrel With Foster Relative
Previous to Deed
Dorothy Bowman, seventeen ears old,
of 1166 South Broad street, according to
the police, went to the roof of n houso
adjoining her heme and killed herself with
a revolver yesterday morning. Detectives
Holt and Smith, of the Fifteenth street and
Snyder avenue station, are making an In
vestigation. The body of the girl was discovered by
Frank Snyder, who has a room at the
house. He Immediately summoned Dr.
John T. Mulrcnnan. of 1228 South Broad
street, who said that death had been ut
most Instantaneous According to Patrol
man Gallagher, of the Fifteenth street and
Snyder avenue station, Miss Bowman, who
was an orphan, was adopted a few years
ago by OeorgcBowman, whose wife conducts
a boarding house at the Broad street ad
dress. The policeman said that the young
woman had some difficulties with one of
the family1. Miss Agnes Walsh, n relative
of Mrs. Bowman, snld last night that she
believed Dorothy, who was attending night
school, had become Insane from overstudy.
now bectn to attack fair hiiml u
faces. Hut they cannot harm tho.
prutrctcd by our Slctn rood 1
leansee, softens, nourishes an
nuards Acalnst the bllghtloff of tn
ilr Hlclnn by weather foe Himi
tubes, 83c. Dainty jari, 1 Toil
.hi thruout U. a,
"!liiilelphla'ii Mamlnrd Drue M
1518 Chestnut Street
ItoHci, and Mtrrh' nuke prar
teeth 2.V a bnttlr.
a half in
Inlaid, now, per sq. yd $1.45
Inlaid, now, per sq. yd 1,10
Inlaid, now, per sq. yd 90
Cork, now, per sq. yd
Men Enlisted in Reserve Corps nt tho
South Twcnty-third Street Office
The following men enlisted In the ijuarter
.master's reserve corps nt the recruiting
J . E. Caldwell fy (ft.
Announcement to Our
On the morning of October 1st our prices were :
Egg $8.50, Stove $8.75, Nut $8.75, Pea $7.75, ordinary
carry or wheel 25c per ton extra.
Using the method prescribed by the Government,
we find that the cost of coal on hand October 1st fixes
our sale prices as follows:
Egg $8.26, Stove $8.56, Nut $8.59, Pea $7.10, carry 33c
per ton extra.
For convenience in accounting, however, we make
Egg $8.25, Stove $8.55, Nut $8.55,
Pea $7.10, ordinary carry 30c per ton
All bills for coal delivered from October 1st until
today will be adjusted to this basis.
Owincr to the small stocks of Stove and Pea, orders
for these sizes will be taken from regular customers only.
As it was only the stock on hand from Summer buying
that made a reduction possible, it is evident that when
prices are again revised, which will be next Monday, they
will advance on the regular sizes.
The Government revision of the price allowed mines
for Pea Coal, by a reduction of 60c, will probably keep
that size near the present rate.
We believe that the Fuel Administration established
its form of calculation in all fairness, and that its applica
tion also proves the fairness of dealers in meeting, the
This Company willingly co-operates with the Govern
ment, and will render every aid in its power to meet the
present serious coal situation.
dressed nation in
this name STETSON.
today than ever, in
the Quality and
Style of yoxtr hat.
Prices from $f29up
1224 CHESTNUT STREET
ofTlce, 22 South Twenty-third street, tbday:
Kdward A llan, Dryn Mawr. Ta. , Eugene
C. Klnlgan, 130 East Woodland avenue.
Sharon Hill. Pa. s Gerald J Qrlmn. owe of
Mrs. Keen 1013 South Forty-seventh street;
Gerald W Market, 120 Marlborough street;
Herbert HnrgreavM. 3414 North American
street, and John M. Hughes, 502 Kenll
I 'or the Reception Room, Music
Room or Houdoir.
Quaint Colonial designs for jour
Lountrj' home. An artistic, ap
propriate fixture for every loca
tion. Inclusive design not to be
The Horn & Brannen
427-433 North Broad St.
" short wall; along Automobile
Sixth and Arch Sts.
Perry's Have -;$
IIKI.TH AND VI.KATS
Cmt has pleats above and
below bolt. Fnntrnril brlta
and loof lifltn. Comfort
across shoulders ; snugness
at waist. In nlnitle-brraatrd
nnd dotihle-breantrd modeli,
vv Itli belt all around. ,
Fall & Winter
When you were a lit
tle tad in tight-fitting
ber how you wondered
that your teacher knew
the answers to all those
hard sums in arith
metic right away!
$ You didn't know that
she used a "key" to find
out some of them.
fl It's a cinch to solve
problems when you
have the "key"! And
when it comes to
clothes, we've got the
key to every kink of fit,
style and comfort right
here at Perry's. We've
worked out all Jtpur
come in and see their
solution in our mirrors !
$15, $18, $20
(k 1 A
Fall and Winter L
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