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ft. ' League Head Promises An-
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Before a loyal force of workers was
erganlxed at the Government bag-loading
plant near Woodbury. N. J., hun
dreds of enemy aliens were discharged
and scores arrested.
Government agents and members of
the American Protective League dis
covered bombs under railroad cars at
the plant, found combustibles that were
designed to fire the plant nnd at one
time made such a raid on disloyal and
dangerous workers that the activities of
the plant were virtually suspended
These disclosures were made today by
Frank M. D. Oaskltl. assistant chief
of the Philadelphia branch of the Amer
ican Protects o League, which will end
Us operations on February 1.
The organization, which hns In Its
personnel every type of citizen, from the
millionaire to the humble factory work
er, has supplemented the Department of
Justice for nearly a year. It has more
than 3S00 members, and has lnestlgated
more than 18,000 persons.
Plana Another nig nnld
"It wilt go out of business on Feb
ruary 1," said Mr. Qasklll today, "but
before wo sing our swan song, we will
conduct another big raid and then at
tend a banquet In one of the big hotels "
Mr. Oasklll would not reveal the
nature of the raid or disclose the time
that has been set for the league's final
Discussing the actlvltfes of the or
ganization, Mr. Qasklll asserted that It
has succeeded In holding ei:eny alien
In check and that owing to Its 8 stem,
Philadelphia has been spared from dis
astrous fires and explosions.
'The organization never gave the dis
loyal element an opportunity to get
started," said Mr. Gasklll. As an In
' stance of Its work, he cited the nctlvltlei
of the organization In the bag loading
plant near Woodbury, N. J Hundreds
of tons of powder were handled In that
plant every day during the war.
"We went there and organized a force
of secret service men that numbered
200. They worked In the plant and,
checking up on the enemy aliens, found
a condition that was alarming. During
the early days the plant was half filled
with disloyal workers and spies, but
they were cleaned out and not a slnglo
big fire or explosion occurred. The men
found bombs secreted under freight
cars, detected combustibles that had
been designed to fire the buildings and
dogged the enemies so persistently that
they fled. One day when they learned
that wo had planned a wholesale clean
up, more than 200 left the plant and
never returned for their wages."
What League Has Accomplished
Summarizing the work of the Ameri
can Protective Lea'gue, Mr. Gasklll Bald
'that 1752 enemy aliens were Investi
gated, 880 cases of sedition and dls
loyalty had been run down and that
3728 men had been apprehended In
slacker raids.
To explain the purpose of the organ
ization Its sponsors point to the reply
made by Ambassador Gerard when the
Kaiser Informed him that he had 800,000
reservists In America who would take up
arms for the Fatherland. Mr. Gerard
replied that America had 601,000 lamp
posts on which the German reservists
could be hanged.
So when the war began the American
Protective League went on the lookout
for the reservists and their friends. In
Its ranks are business men, manufac
turers, financiers andf, In fact, men rep
resenting every walk of life. It Is a
secret organization, and not until the
banquet Is held will the members learn
the Identity of the men who have been
their fellow workers.
Some Returning Vetcruns Hnvc
Seen Action With Bombing
Forces in Flanders
Thirty-eight Philadelphia soldiers re
turning from Bervlce overseas have
reached Hampton Itoada, Va, aboard
the American steamship Susquehanna.
Several of them have seen action with
the northern bombing group In Flan
kers and also with tho British royal air
forces. They were ready to be sent Into
Belgium when the armistice was signed.
They were sent home Instead.
Philadelphia In the group are:
Allan G. Durwell, James K. F Coul
bourne, George A. Fltzpatrlck, Charles
Begley, John S. Dwyer, Russell Craft,
Henry C. O'Brien, Louis P. Clarke,
Charles L. Blgley, Edward J, Leary,
Walter Boyer, 8. Jackson, Matthew F.
Colgan, William Ogle, Edward F. Qulnn,
Albert E. Lawley, Francis P. McCarthy,
Abraham Sakaloff, Robert A. Poole,
Harry H. Franz, Charles H. Tate, Pat
rick Dewan, Charles Lew, Samuel Beat
tie. Michael F Carrlgan, Rodin Des
Jardlns, Elton C. Lane, Charles E. Rick
man, Joseph MacGregor, Jacob Deltel
batlm, Joseph Deltelbaum, John Han
rattl, 1. y. Flanagan, J. J. Curran, Al
bert J. Boyle, Jr., Reeve A, Holmes,
Ambrose M. Sherman, Patrick aaltagher.
Collection Valued at $4,447,800,
JUulnnce of Estate 56,024,321
John O. Johnson's art collection Is
valued at $, 417,100.50, according to an
adjudication of the lawyer's estate
handed down today by Judge Henderson
in thu Orphans' Court
The adjudication shows that the bal
ance of the principal of the estate Is
15.024, 8J1.87. A schedule of distribu
tion will be prepared tnd filed later by
the Pennsylvania Company for Insur
ances on Lives and Granting Annuities,
executor of the estate.
Judge Henderson has not filed his deci
sion In the matter of the petition for an
Interpretation of the will of Hr. Johnson
to determine if the city had the right to
orect an art museum on the Parkway
to exhibit Mr. Johnson's pictures and
other works of nrt or If the city must
maintain the Johnson home on Douth
Broad street for the display of the art
Dr. IT. C. Woof' Condition Unchanged
Xha condition of Dr. Horatio C. Wood.
Jr.. professor of therapeutics and noted
radical authority, who la seriously ill
at the University Hosplttl, remains un
inhanved today. Doctor Wood. whOM
'A"linmA la at 434 South Forty-fourth street.
iHa jKv
tfr-'.i .v .. 4&5L4 U iJle,iiit.sij.iJiBMB .
Formerly Miss Cordelia Riddle, of
this city. She and Mr, DuVe, ton
of tlio tobacco magnate, have
Registration Places Opened
for Returning Soldiers Who
Seek Employment
In order to receive the 175,000 soldiers,
sailors and marines who will bo return
ing to Pennsylvania within the next few
months with Jobs rather than open arms
and kisses, Uncle Sam today launched a
preparatory campaign throughout tho
At a. meeting of representatives of
several welfare organizations in tho
Finance Building this afternoon C. K.
Stokes, chief of clearance for the Fed
eral labor bureau, was named as man
ager of the Philadelphia ofneo during
the drive. Representatives from the
Council of National Defense, women's
committee, Council of National Defense :
war labor policies board, Federal board
fOr Vocational edUCntlnn Im.rhm
Council of Education, American Federa
tion of Labor, American Ited Cross,
Young Men's Christian Association, Na
tional CSTTiollo War Council, Knights of
Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, Young
Women's Christian AKsnrlntinn nn.ni
wartime commission of churches, war
camp community service and the Salva
tion Army will be named as olunteer
assistants to the bureau of managers.
Arrangements have been made to use
the Liberty Statue booth as a registra
tion place for returned war workers. The
pavilion In City Hall courtyard will also
be used by the campaign committee.
Notices have been sent to military camps
and to war organizations, and posters are
ireiiig put up in railroad stations, post
offices and other rjublln huiMincra an
nouncing that any returned soldiers,' sail
ors or marines, or laborers released from
war industries may obtain employment
free of charge through the United States
employment offices. A list of the employ
ment bureaus established throughout the
State to take care of these people Is
A meeting of all large employers of
labor In and near Philadelphia will be
held at 3 o'clock next Thursday after
noon In Hoom 406, Finance Building, to
discuss opportunities for returned war
Government Urges Dismissal .of
rroceeaings tor Injunction
New York, Dec. 27. (By A. P.) Ar
gument on the motion of the United
States to dismiss the bill of complaint
J? J: 5?' brouSht by tho Commercial
Cable Company and the Commercial Pa
cific Cable Company to enjoin Postmas
ter General Burleson and New comb
Carlton from taking over tho lines of
the commercial companies nnd merging
them under Federal control with those
of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, of which Carlton Is the head, was
begun today before Judge Hand In the
Federal District Court.
The Government counsel contended
that the United States was the vital de
fendant and could not be made a party
to the suit. Carlton, he said, had done
nothing except at the command of the
Postmaster General, and tho latter had
taken no action except at the command
of the President, who, he stated, or-
i uc i. ui.it jiu louiuituu uoi ail
I American cable systems under author
ity ucicfiuieu uy vungress.
Witness Tells of Sale of 1000
Shares of Leader Five
Months Ago
Chicago, Dec. 27
Testimony dealing with the financial
affairs of the Milwaukee Leader, the
Socialist dally of which Victor L. Bergar
Is editor, was given today at the trial
of the five Socialist leaders charged
with conspiracy to violate the espionage
Frederick Hehfeld, secretary and busi
ness manager of tho paper, testified that
Arthur Brisbane owned 1000 shares In
tho paper until four or five months ago,
when he sold hla Interests after he had
decided to buy an afternoon paper of
hla own In Milwaukee. The witness said
the Albert Brisbane fund also owned
1000 shares of stock In the paper.
Jtehfeld denied that the paper had
ever received any financial aid from
brewers or any pro-German organiza
tion. He said the barring of the paper
from the malls In October, 1817, had re
sulted In a loss of 1200,000.
Retired Official Will Write for
Magazine, New York Hears
New York, Dec. 87. The report from
ParU yesterday, that Oforge Crel had
resigned aa chairman of the committee
on public Information caused magazine
editors in New York to prick up their
ear. It wi reported in magazine
circle that Mr, Creel would devote his
energies to magazine writing and that
he already .had affiliated himself with
one of William Randolph Hearst's pub
lications. , Mr. Hiarst'a editors, how
ever, declined t6 confirm this report
AC " "i"uo i ina vvoomopoutan,
one fths Hearst jniyaslMS, It was said
Former Cordelia Bidtllc Re
siding With Mother in New
York, Father Admits
Angler B. Duke, son of tho tobacco
magnate, and his charming young wife,
who was Miss Cordelia Diddle, of this
city, have separated.
This was learned this afternoon from
Mnjor A. J. Drcxel Blddle, father of
Mrs. Duke.
"It Is most unfortunate," said Major
Blddle, "but true. I do not enre to dis
cuss the matter other than to say that
Cordelia and her husband are living
When osked if his daughter contem
plated divorce proceedings, Major Bid
dlo replied that ho could not discuss It.
"All I can say," ho added, "Is that she
Is living with her mother at a New
York hotel. The babies there are two
of them aro with Cordelia and her
Will lleturn Here
Mrs. Blddle, mother of Mrs. Duke, also
confirmed the separation, but declined to
discuss Its cause.
"They are lUIng aport and I expect
Cordelia will return with me to Philadel
phia," she said this afternoon In New
When asked If Mrs Duke would In
stitute divorce proceedings, Mrs. Blddle
Bald she could not discuss her daughter's
That the romance of tho young Dukes
has been shattered within three years
after their lavish wedding In this city
came as a distinct shock to Philadelphia
and New York society today.
For weeks there have been rumors,
however, that the domestic happiness of
the couple was strolned.
The wedding of Angler Duko and Cor
delia Blddle was held In Holy Trinity
Church, this city, on April 28 1916. and
was one of the moat brilliant social
functions In years.
The bride, a charming nnd hnndsomo
girl, who was then seventeen, was given
In marriage by her father, and six young
women, prominent In Philadelphia so
cial circles, actod as bridesmaids. More
than a thousand guests were present
at the ceremony-and the presents given
to tho young couple were valued at
more than a half million dollars.
Ilnflbaml Worth $10,000,000
Following the wedding the engage
ment of A. J. Drexel Blddle, Jr., brother
of tho bride, to Miss Mary Duke was
announced They were married tho fol
lowing summer.
Angler Duko Is tho son of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin B. Duke, of New York,
and Is thirteen years his wife's senior
He Is the only son of the tobneco mag
nate and Is said to bo worth $10,000,000
In hla own right
No wedding in years attracted such
attention and Holy Trinity Churc-h
proved too small to hold the throng of
wedding guests.
The social position of Miss Blddle and
the great wealth of Mr. Duko combined
to make the wedding a notable event
and society came out In force.
More than 600 Rifts were showered
upon the couple, and among the gifts
given to the brldo was a J26.000 dia
mond necklace from tho groom. Mr.
and Mrs. Duke, father and mother of
the bridegroom, gave the bride n pearl
necklace valued at more than (76,000.
After a brief honeymoon the couple
look up their residence In New York.
Threo weeks ago Mrs. A. J. Drexel Bld
dle left her apartment at the Rltten
house Hotel and went to New York. She
engaged apartmentB In a hotel and was
Joined by Mrs. Duke andher children,
Zionist Convention Here Also
Plans for World Congress
Jewish Socialist Zionists, in conven
tion at the Continental Hotel, devoted
much of today's session to the work
of the Junior branch of the organiza
tion, to which 1600 Jewish colleges and
high schools belong. J. Cohen, of Bos
ton, presided,
Shmarya Levin, one of the leading
Zionists In the world, addressed the
convention last night nt a session which
lasted until 12:30 a m. He brought the
greetings of the actions committee, the
central body for the administration of
Zionist affairs throughout tho world,
of which he Is a member.
The session also decided to assist the
American Jewish Congress, which re
cently met hero, for a world congress
of Zionists, to be arranged at the
earliest date possible after the Pcaco
The convention put Itself on record for
a new trial for Thomas Mooney, convict
ed of murder In San Francisco, and de
cided to start an agitation nmong Jewish
labor toward that object
Elltton Marriage Licenses
Klkton, Md Dec. 27. Only six cou
ples were granted marriage certificates
here today. They were Thomas John
ston and Margaret Blaney, Charles Read
and Laura Barbard, Llewellyn Reynolds
and Rone Black, and Lewis Benson nnd
Mary Green, all of Philadelphia; Horace
B. Moore. Chester, and Margaret M.
Mitchell, Upland, and Frank G. Brown
and Lucy A. Hahn, New York.
Soldier Paper at Meade De
mands Investigation as Act
of Justice
Camp Meade, Md Dec. 27.
An appeal for a Federal Investigation
of the work of the Y. M. C. A. In France
Is made by W. Howard Haynes In an edi
torial In the Christmas Issue of Trench
and Camp, Issued here today,. This Is a
soldier paper published In all tho camps
under the auspices of the National War
Work Council of the "Y." Mr. Haynes,
Is the Camp Meade editor. The "Y" hns
come In for some mighty severe criti
cism from the wounded soldiers and
casuals returning to this cantonment
from abroad to be mustered out of the
The lads charge many things, ex
orbitant prices Is the principal offense
laid at the door of this great welfare
organization, however. And, too, the
boys are somewhat perturbed over the
fact that they could not even get tobacco
or cigarettes unless they hod money from
the canteens operated by the "Y,"
The editorial by Mr, Haynes was
prompted by an Inttrylew with Harry
P. Moorehead, a "Y" secretary who Just
returned from abroad. Mr. Moorehead
did not deny that there were many mis
understandings concerning prices charged
In the canteens over there, but he dei
fended the "Y" and suggested an Inves
tigation by the military authorities.
Two Appointed to City Jobs
The following city appointments were
announced today)
John F. II. Cannon, 1B4 North Front
street, to be an assistant inspector in
the Bureau of Oas, 11100: Howard
Popular Priest Dies of Pneumonia Contracted While Distributing
Christmas Gifts to Children of Parish Attended at
Last by His Boyhood Friend
The Rev. Francis J. Clark, rector of
tho Cathedral, is dead.
White distributing gifts to the chil
dren of the Cathedral parish last Fri
day, Father Clark was Uken 111 and
died of pneumonia at 1 o'clock this morn
ing Seven priests were at his bedside at
the end.
Through a coincidence, tho Rev, nich
ard F. Kelly, one of the Cathedral priests
whom Father Clark knew as n boy In
Conshohocken, administered the last
Father Clark was one of the most en
ergetic priests In the nrchdlocese. It Is
common knowledge that ho opent so
much tlmo doing good deds for others
that he had little opportunity to do much
for himself.
Ho was a strong opponent of the
agencies of sin. Ho not only fought It
from the altar, but at tho various
churches with which he was connected
helped to remove It from tho paths of
parishioners. He closed several speak
easies and disorderly resortB In Consho
hocken. and performed tho work without
Born In Dunmore. Pa,
Father Clark was forty-seven years
old. He was born In Dunmore, Pa. He
attended St. Mary's College at Em-
Cyril Maude Tells Luncheon
Guests of Propaganda Ger
mans Arc Spreading
Mrs. John Bull and Mrs. Uncle Sam
were lauded today for tho excellent work
they have done during tho war. In on
address made by Cyril Maude, tho Kng-
llsh nctor.
Mr. Maudo spoko ot noon during a
luncheon at tho Bellcvue-Stratford
Hotel by tho Philadelphia Chamber of
Commerce. He echoed the sentiment of
Lloyd-George, whom he quoted as say
ing that "women have saved the Allied
Mr. Maude apologized for making cer
tain diversions from the subject at hnnd
est, like the parrot, ho might "talk too
Ernest T Trigg, president of tho
Chamber of Commerce, presented the
speaker ns a "distinguished actor, pub
licist and lecturer of England." His
subject was "Women's Wartime Work
)n England."
Mr. Maude opened his address witn
an expression of satisfaction In the In
creasing brotherhood between the two
countries, as symbolized by the friendly
meeting yesterday between President
Wilson and King George.
"This Is the most wonderful Christ
mas wo have ever known." ho said. "For
four years wo havo hardly dared to say
'Merry Christmas' or to wish each other
a Happy New Year, but our feeling to
day 1j the grandest sort ot a happy
feeling anone could feel.
"Tho tragedy of It Is that we mny
forget too soon. In America we little
realize tho danger of the propaganda
which is being spread among us, of the
papers spreading the Idea In England
that America will be mistress of the
world, and that England should unite
with Germany to overcome her, and of
tho propaganda In New York and elBe
whore here, that the. same Is true of
England, nnd America should unite with
Calls Salvation Army Wonderful
Mr. Maude then turned to considera
tion of tho remarkable work played by
English women In tho war. His per
sonal touch lent new Interest, Illustrated
with frequent anecdotes. He spoke of
tho activities of 1,000,000 women In mu
nition plants, of the Btrcet-car conduct
orettes, Red Cross workers, St John's
Ambulance Corps, "the wonderful, won
derful Salvation Army," of mechanical,
engineering, blackBmlthlng, copper and
gunpowder manufacturing and other
tasks which they undertook success
fully. Among tho most suitable work he In
stanced tho making of optical Instru.
mentB, which he said was the dainty
work fitted for "tiny elves or fairy
folks seated on footstools." He con
trasted the great tasks done In ship
yards by women. "The spirit of the sea
stirred them once more and the sight
of ships filled them with Independence
arid a love for England, that precious
stono set In the silver sea."
Mr. Maude told much of Interest, par
ticularly to the women present, regard
ing tho various uniforms almost univer
sally worn. He said fully half the women
one met on the street were In uniform,
while a girl dressed In a smart frock
was unpleasantly conspicuous.
Induatry Ilumantied
"The making of weapons of destruc
tion has humanized Industry," was one
of Mr. Maude's expressions. He urged
provision for the better care of women
workers and tnelr children ana lor im
proved housing conditions, which, ho
said, will leave a permanent Impression
upon the Industrial conditions of Eng
In closing he paid high tribute to the
"dull, monotonous round of necessary
duties performed by King1 George and
Queen Mary and to their great kindness
to their people.
As special guests at the table of honor
sat Mrs. J. Willis Martin and Mrs. Bar
clay ih Warburton, vice chairmen of
the Emergency Aid: Mrs. B. T. Stotes-
bury, chairman of the Philadelphia Navy
Auxiliary; Mrs. Edgar W. Balrd, State
chairman of the National League for
Women's Service; Mrs. George W. Ur
auhart, chairman of the Urquhart Red
Cross auxiliary ; Mrs. Thomas L. Elwyn,
captain of the motor messengers; Mrs.
Walter S. Thomson, chairman of the
women's Liberty Loan committee; Mrs.
John It. Mason, vice chairman or the
women's Liberty Loan committee, and
Mrs. R- E. Holz,' of the Salvation Army
war activities.
Will Watch Prison Camp in Neu
tral Zone
Zurich. Dec. 27 (Dy A. P.) -A bat
talion of Infantry has occupied Mann
helm by order of Marshal Foch in order
to watch the prison camp near there
where 10,000 Allied prisoners await lib.
eratlon, according to the Badlsche
The paper adds that this step was
taken because of the bad treatment of
the prisoners, several of whom were
Mannheim Is on tho east bank of the
Rhine south of Mayence. It Is within
the neutral zone east of the Rhine out
lined by the terms of the armistice.
Small Dlaze Dimagei Dwelling
An old couoh Igniting from an un.
known cause In the cellar of the dwell-
In or Mrs. AnnaPartrldge, UES North
trlwi, strBV ft nlltfcU Bre, at
mlttsburg, Md and was ordained at
St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, In
June, 1807, by the lato Archbishop
He was assistant rector at St.
Augustine's Church, Bridgeport, Pa. ; St.
Matthew's Church, Conshohocken, and
later assigned to St. Malachy's Church,
In this city, where ho remained eleven
His aggressiveness and Initiative
soon attracted the attention of the
church authorities and Father Clark
was assigned to the Cathedral. Ho was
made Its rector In September, 1913. He
possessod tho rare combination of being
an excellent orator and nn exceptional
Coasln of Chancellor
He was n cousin of Monstgnor K. J.
Fitimourlce. Chancellor of tho Archdio
cese, nnd nephew of Bishop John Fits-
maurlce, of Erie, and tho Rev. Francis
T Fltzmnurice of St. Joachim's Church,
Frankford. Ho Is survived by his
parents Mr. and Mrs John Clark, of
Scranton, and two brothers.
In addition to Father Kelly those at
his bedside, during hla last moments
wero tho nev. Henry C. Schuyler, tho
Rev. Joseph M. O'Harra, the Rev.
Charles I). McGlnley, the Rev. William
J. Garrlgan nnd Monslgnor M. J.
Prince Albert Shows Kaiser
Was Warned German Am
bition Was Pernicious
By the Associated Press
Paris. Dec. 27.
I'rlnco Albert, of Monaco, nan given
to tho Associated Press a remarkable let.
ter ho has addressed to William Tlohcn
zollern, onetime German Emperor. This
letter promises to rival tho notable reve
lations made by Prince Llchnowsky,
German nmbassador at London at the
outbreak of the war and by Dr. Muehlon,
who w a Krtipp director.
The letter gives textually many con
versations with tho Kaiser on his war
projects nnd also several letters ad
dressed to tho Prince ns "My Dear
Cousin," nnd signed "Tour hlghneas'8
devoted friend, cousin nnd admirer, Wil
liam, I. R."
The conversations cover years of close
Intimacy, during which Prince Albert
was a frequent guest of the Emperor In
Berlin and In Kiel, and at the Em
peror's summer palaco on tho Island of
Corfu. The Prince's letter "to his Maj
esty William II" oddresses tho German
ruler directly throughout aa "Sire." It
recalls their conversations In which the
Emperor expressed his Ideas for Ger
many's future and then gives the suc
cessive steps in which he yielded to the
military element.
Explaining the purposes of his letter,
Prlnco Albert writes:
'T speak with serenity after seven
teen years of effort to enlighten you on
the only path that would maintain the
rival nations within tho limits of Jus
tlco and dignity and would reunite In
peoco the Interests of Franco andjGer-
'wi. x oycail Willi uriuuestl lit BOU1
In revolt against tho spectacle of the
plot of force to annihilate law and honor,
all tho beauties of civilization and all
the conquests of man over tho brute.
"It was open to you to becomo the
greatest figure of all tlmo If you had
directed your powen to repairing tho In
justice weighing on Europo and had
given your high authority to tho Ideals
of right, Justlco and penco to which
mankind now eagerly Is turning. But,
Instead, you maintained the brutal cus
toms of a military monarchy until Ger
many, which could have won world
power based on civilization, has dragged
you down In Its false Ideas and blind
Skip-Stop Meeting
Movies Protested
Continued from Pare One
Brodsky, nine years old, 445 South Six
tieth street, and John T. Vanderberry,
forty-three years old, 6025 Beaumont
Brodsky was killed near Sixtieth
street and Larchwood avenue, a skip
stop, while crossing the street on the
night beforo Thanksgiving. Tho boy
was accustomed to seeing the cars stop
at Larchwood avenue, and crossed the
street with a feeling of safety.
Indignation was caused In tho neigh
borhood over his death. Men and women
piled wooden Joists on the tracks and
compelled all cars to stop there after
tho accident. There was a public meet
ing, and subsequently the Rapid Transit
Company abolished that point as a
Vanderberry was struck by a Forly
nlnth btreet car November 30 and died
the following day In the University Hos
pital. Witnesses testified that Vander
berry had attempted to cross the Btreet
In the middle of the square, between
Greenway and Klngseislng avenues, and
had not seen the approaching car,
Moses Lynn, seventeen years old, of
Norma, N. J., driver of a motortruck,
was held for the grand Jury by Coroner
Knight for the death of William Ed
wards, eighty-two years old, Colwyn,
Delaware County, Pa. The accident
happened at Twenty-third and Dickin
son streets, December 8th.
Eight-year-old Edward Gollup, 2234
South Third street, la In a critical con
dition In the Methodist Hospital as a
result of injuries received shortly after
4 o'clock yesterday aftornoon when he
was struck by u south-bound Third street
car at the interesectlon or woir street.
Cars do not stop ot the corner, which
Is one of the skip-stops.
The boy was taken to the hospital In
the patrol wagon from tho Fourth street
and Snyder avenue police station. The
crew of the car was arrested and will be
given a hearing.
Reuben Moyer, two years old, 912
South Fourth street, was struck by a
south-bound Fourth street car at Fourth
and Montrose streets yesterday after
noon. Hi Is In Mount Slnal Hospital
with a possible fracture of tha aku)l. '
Mrs. Elizabeth Lynch fn Serious Condi
Hon at St. Agnes' Hospital
Mrs. Elizabeth Lynch, twenty-five
years old, Fifteenth street near Jack
son, 'Is In a serious condition at St.
Agnes' s Hospital aa a result of swallow.
Ir.g the contents of a bottle of poison
this afternoon, she was discovered in
her room by Mrs. J, D, Overman, anoth
er occupant of tha house, who notified
the police of tha Fifteenth street and
Snyder avenue station.
She Is expected to recover, It Is riot
known whother the poison was swallow
m an attempt at. suleta or tkMb
Home Service Section Pointing
Out Government's Offers of
Industrial Opportunities
Tho homo service section of tho Amer
ican Red Cross, through tho churches
and the clvlo hour In the publto schools,
Is making known tho opportunities tho
Government offers to tho disabled sol
dier. At the same tlmo hero worship
and demoralizing entertainment are bo
Ing discouraged.
"Our boys should be given the splen
did welcome that Is their due," explained
Mrs. Henry C, Boyer, chairman of the
homo service section of tho Southeastern
Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross,
"but tho aftermath of the wclcomo must
not be pauperization. We want to stress
tho Importance of tho soldier's availing
himself of Governmental training which
will mean a return to normal living con
ditions. A great deal of emphasis Is laid
on the training of men who havo lost
arms or legs, but It Is equally necessary
that tho soldier discharged .because of
tuberculosis or some heart or rheumatic
condition should be connected up with a
Job sultablo to his physical disability.
"Tho disabled man will be fitted,
through mechanical contrivances, to
work on a standardized machine. Thus,
though physically handicapped, he will
not have to havo a special machlno ad
justed to his needs."
Those who, during the last week, nd
dod their names to tho Red Cross roll.
may know that a part of tho support they
nave given will go toward the futhcr-
ance of tho after care of wounded men.
In correlating Its homo scrvlco section
with tho Federal Board of ' Vocational
Training, the Red Cross emphasizes Its
conviction that tho leadership of tho
Government In tho treatment, training
and placement of tho disabled soldier
must bo everywhere supremo.
As a recognized auxiliary, of tho Gov
ernment, the Home Service Section will
work for the formation of a sound pub
llo opinion. It will demand a square deal
for tho disabled soldier but will orpect
from him every reasonablo effort t6 In
sure his self support. Through tho Red
Cross visitors contact with the soldier a
family tho home servle will aim to re
store, the family's confidence In the sol
dier's earning capacity. While bolng
trained at a trade school or apprenticed
at a shop, the soldier will receive pay
from the Government and his depend
ents will bo given an allowance.
Any soldier wishing to bo put In touch
with tho Government agency for training
should apply at the district office of the
Federal Board for Vocational Educa
tion, Room 1000, 1416 South Penn
Square, or the home service section of
Red Cross, 1007 Walnut street.
Expansion of Militia at id More
Armories to Be Considered
ir-rrlalinrr. Dec. 27. (Bv A. P.)
Legislation relative to the expansion of
the Pennsylvania reserve mllltla, which
Is to be the basis of the new National
Guard of Pennsylvania, will bo dis
cussed hero next month when members
of the State Armory Board, officers of
tho mllltla and legislators are here.
The state Armory uoard is to nom
a session inauguration week when tho
plans for new armories In Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Tyrone nnd Reading will
De acteu upon ana Dias prooaDiy au
thorized, as well as an appropriation list
for tho next two years agreed upon.
The original plan was to expand tho
mllltla until every town whero the Stato
owned or loaned an armory had a unit,
but owing to the close of the, war and
the desire for an adequate force to be
known eventually as the National Guard
of Pennsylvania, It Is possible that two
moro regiments of Infantry will be au
thorized and possibly a squadron of
rnvalry to a regiment. Machine-gun
units, sanitary detachments and other
auxiliary troops will also bo Increased.
Adjutant General Frank D. Beary l
planning to havo tho men In charge of
mllltla units Interest returning soldiers
In till Utal'a frvlt I fo rip j-ivs-a
Poet Hero's Gift to Mother Un
dergoes Mysterious Change
New York. Dee. 27. The mother nf
Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, the American
poet who was killed In action while
fighting with the 16Bth Infantrv. sends
the following to tho Tribune:
"Beforo my son, tho late Sergeant
Joyce Kilmer, sailed for France he gavo
me a little gold service flag red border,
white enamel and bluo star and I al
ways wore It and shall always wear It.
"Ho was killed In action July 30. I
was In Litchfield, Conn., when the news
reached me. In August, nnd I said' to my
husband : '1 shall always wear tho little
service Mas: ho gavo mo. but I'll nln it
on a bow of black ribbon.' While I was
doing so. to my great astonishment, I
saw the blue star had changed to gold 1
"There la no chipping of the enamel.
It simply turned to gold, Just as It in
today. I havo showed It to many, nnd
none can explain It. Many Jewelers
have seen It and they offer no solution.
"I have no doubt It changed when ho
died. It certainly did so when I looked
at It cloBcly two days after I received
the notice of his death.
"Annus ivjl,uuium iiiLiaiait.
Philadelphia Boys Appointed as
Candidates and Alternates
ThoKA Philadelphia bovs have hn
appointed candidates and alternates to
take the examinations for West Point,
Maroh 18. next:
First Congressional District Abra
ham W. Ivavln, 1033 South Btreet; first
alternate, Louis Saret, 1030 South
Fourth street: second alternate, Bernard
C PhllUPS, auo ouuin vuer Bireei. aec
ond Congressional District Robert K.
Hansen, 815 East Sedgwick street: first
alternate, Thomas C. Weston, 210 North
Franklin street; second alternate, Peter
j Moopoy, 4923 Florence avenue.
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Pennsylvania's food administrator,
who has been summoned to France
by Herbert Hoover, national food
administrator, to assist in relief work
Woman Says She Could Use
$5000 to Better Advantage
Than Mayor
"Certainly tho money would mean
much to roe. My husband died two
months ngo, not leaving mo a wholo lot
of money, and I havo five children to
support and raise. I believe that I need
It a wholo lot more than Mayor Smith
does, nnd I think that the right thing
for the Mayor to do Is to turn the money
over to tho rightful heirs.
"I am convinced that my brother
never left Mayor Smith tho money. I
don't beltovo ho ever mado such a will."
This assertion was mado this after
noon by Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, 6336
Rlnchart street, half-slBter of Herman
Mennerwlrtsch, In referenco to tho $5000
left to Mayor Smith In a letter purport
ing to bo' Mennerwlrtsch's last will.
"It was not at all like my brother. I
know how he saved and economized to
get this money, eating only when It was
necessary nnd never regularly. Paying
SI. 25 a week room rent
"I do not know who would bo Inter
ested In such a frame-up. However,
my brother William nnd I are the near
est relatives. I havo some very distant
relatives who havo claimed tho body,
and It 1 entirely posslblo that they also
contemi-iate BUlt"
Tho legacy purports to have been left
tho Mayor In a letter bearing Menner
wlrtsch's signature, supposed to have
been written the day before he died.
Mayor Smith doesn't know Menner
wlrtsch, never even heard of him, but
his lawyers have filed a petition asking
for tho letters of administration of the
pauper's estate In behalf of his Honor.
Mrs. Mary Schleicher, 515 Wood
street, at whose house MennervvlrtBch
roomed, also cannot beltovo that tho will
Is valid. Sho Bays the Mayor la the last
person whom sho would have believed
Mennerwlrtsch to have bo remembered.
She had heard him discuss Mayor Smith
dozens of times with his closest friend,
Henry Ullman, who died in tho Roose
velt Hospital seven weeks ago, and
knows that Mennerwlrtsch did not like
tha Mayor. Ho spoke of htm as a "light
weight," and as one Incapable of giving
Philadelphia a good administration.
Mrs. Schleicher, who la eighty-one
years old, nnd a widow whose only child
died somo years ago, often befriended
Mennerwlrtsch, bollevlng htm penniless.
Muny a plato of soup and cup of coffee
she udded to the pleco of pie or rolls
with which ho would come home, telling
her that was all ho could afford for his
Sho was with the policeman when lie
counted out S575 In cash and books
showing mora than 36500 on deposit In
saving fundB, which ho had found In
tho supposed pauper's closet In his room
after he died In the Philadelphia Hos
pital. When her kindnesses to him would
touch his heart, Mennerwlrtsch would
sometimes say, "You are not doing- this
for nothing." But as ho always pro
fessed himself very poor she thought he
made reference to treasures In heaven
for her and not to treasures on earth,
to which the Mayor might lay claim.
Bequest of $300 to Institution at Doyles
town Other Estates
The National Farm school was remem
bered by Hannah Mayer, 2716 West
York street, In the will which was
probated today. Leaving nn estate or
$6200, Mrs, Mayer bequethed $300 to the
Institution at Doylestown.
Among other wills probated were the
following: Robert F. Oamble, 1604
Brown street, $31,600 to relatives:
Hamry Albertson, Thlrty-seventh and
Chestnut streets, $12,000 to relatives;
Frederick Relchert. 2083 East Clearfield
street, $11,400 to relatives; Annie
Dougherty, 6607 Regent streot, $41,000 to
relatives; Marie L, Warner, 814 South
Seventh street, $4000 to relatives.
Detective Says He "Dick
ered" With Thieves to
Catch "Big Fellows'"
1 v
Asserts Wealthy Vice. PrcsN
dent of Bank Is Lender of
Robber Band
Ilobert W Griffin, a lieutenant of the
Heading Hallway police force arid re
puted lo bo a relentless foe of freight
enr thieves, was arraigned beforo Magis
trate Meclcary today, In the Central Sta
tion, and held for court In $2000.
Charges of extortion and .obtaining
money under false pretenses were lodced
against Griffin by city detectives.
Pleading not guilty, Grlflln Bald he "
never tried lo extort "hush money" from
freight car thieves, but asserted that In
tho case out of which his arrest de
veloped, ho had dfexered with two men
In order to round up tho "big fellows."
Accuses Hmik Official
Griffin said that the gang of freight
car thieves "Is headed by the vice prasl-
dent of a Philadelphia bank, who la
worth more than $300,000.
"I was after him and tho other blir.
fellows In his ring," said arlfiln.
Grlfiln asserted thnt he had been ad
vised to dicker with tho little fellows
eo he could round up the big ones by
George a. Parry, assistant solicitor of,,
tho Heading road. "If you don't believe
me," said Grlflln to Magistrate Mecleary,
"send for Mr. Parry and he will sub
stantiate my story."
flir. Farry had entered the courtroom
a fow minutes before. Grlflln was called
to tho stand. Ho stepped forward to
the witness stand and denied Griffin's
story. "I never knew of tho case," said
Parry. "By Innuendo Grlfiln asked me
If It would bo wise for him to accept
money from railroad thieves In order to
catch others. I told him not to do It
because if ho did he would find himself
In trouble."
Herman Rudolph, who manages a store
In Second street near Green, and Wil
liam Miller, Fifth street above Green,
wero held for court on a charge of re
ceiving stolen goods. They testified that
Griffin accepted $325 from them and
promised to quash their cases.
Hny They Found Goads In fifore
The city detectives allege that a quan v
tlty of linen, stolen from a freight car,
was found In Rudolph's store. Rudolph
and Miller were nrrested and were to
have been arraigned this morning. Their
hearing was put over until this after
noon, and shortly after the postpone
ment Hurry Marks, of the Reading Rail-'
way police, told DetectUo Emanuel ot
Griffin's alleged connection with the case.
Grlfiln was arrested and Rudolph and.
Miller corroborated the statements made
by Marks. j,
"Griffin camo to me," said nudolph,
"and said I havo got you. You are
foolish to give money to lawyers. K n
can fix the case with the city police
nnd the Magistrate, but must have $600.
With Miller and Morris Cutler as wit
nesses 1 paid Grlflln $300 and Miller gave1 "
him $25. On Christmas Grlfiln demand
ed more, but I could not give mm any.-
Orlffln admitted that he had me,t the ,.
men, but explained that he "dickered" v
with them In order to get Information
concerning the "big fellows."
Important Changes
In Through Trains
Effective January 1
"The St. Tinlsan" will teuve North
Philadelphia at 6:08. r. M,, arrlvf
Columbua 0:40 A.
DUB U.4II A. Jtl. tinnnnnu
A. M.. tit. Loyli B.M P. M.
Ltnn Limited will lye
10.20 A.
Norm rnuaaaipma ai iu -. a..
aa at preaent, arrive ,Clav!and
fi:2IS A. M.. Chlcaa-oSP. M.
"Hertne Kxpreaa" will Wave Broad
Street Station at 8:80 P.M., rrlv
Cnlumbua 0:05 A. M., St. Louts
n:2S P. M,
Additional Through Sleeping
Cars to Southern Points
From Wt Philadelphia,
10:23 A. M Dally for Jacksonville
nnd Tort Tampa. ...
4:17 P. M. Dally for Palm Beach,
Philadelphia at Bn l'.M.
ftiiami ana di. rrierBour.
Oiftfl I'. 21,
Dally for New Orlaana.,
Hat Bnr
phur Hpi
ana White 8ul-
New Sunday train leaving Weat Ptlll-
adtlphU at 10:28 A. M. for Wit.
minston. Baltimore Waihlmcton.
:her adjuatmanta will be mad lr
the achtdulea of through and local
See Now Time Tables
Pennsylvania R. R.
Good Time to Change Those
Dutch Hall,
Or Any Other Style
Ettlmates and Photos Submitted
Snedakcr & Co., 9th & Tioga
Philadelphia Orchestra
and aeverat alnalna; oraanljatlone will aa!at '
Tlckete on aala at Heppe'a, HIT CheetnuV
iamv .In
8.g'- L'
'THACB. Dao. 25. P.AYMOND Y.. huiband
f?ARflmT.In IIriLnr.e. flunf 2a Tlfnf lajl
IDY, aon of Michael ana the Jate Julia'
y. netatlvea-'and frlendi. aoldlera atU
Invited to aoltmA hlah military mana
Idiet'a Church,' Eit FalU, BaL.at
of Mary TTaoa, ltelatlvei and frlenaa. alan, ,.f
employea of. IIo letand
jerasa invueq . va ',
unrr I aervioaa. ai., J
teno at.. Wcat Phllaieli
p.. m rra.n man
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Para TlA-tait Aaw nanapa niaaai kak
OEOnobn. Dao. 87. LOUIS OEOHOKS.
Br. Itelatlvea and frlendi invited to funeral.
Hon., 7:30 a, m,, residence 907 Oxfard
at. llui St, Klixabeth'i Church a a. m,
Jn:.P.U'r'J . .. . . .
MNflH. Dec. SH. at
niin,uic. " ai ixa AnielH,
(nee HoiiUr).
widow of Andrew Olddlnn. Int. llamtforv
r. Funeral' aervloea at BUJamea tha Lew, I
Palla of Schuylkill. Man, JOth, Ilila a. ml
SMITH. Dao. 24, HUOH. ton of. tbf e.U
Huih and Catherine Smith (naa Sharker),.
neiitlvea and frlenda Invited to funar&i'aat.r
d.SO a. m., from (raaljenca of jobn.w.'
Smith, ill tA'-,,.B,,,, alah aaM ff
L f(o!itr4ctd typhoU rvr M .wa r.j
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