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VOL. INO. 1
PHILAD33LPniA, MONDAY SEPTEMBER, 14, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
ON $600,000 FOR
Director Points Out That
Unless Councils Act
Promptly a Year's Delay
Will Be Inevitable.
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aDiretor Tnylor, of the Department of
City Transit, today urged upon Council1)
tls vital necessity of ceasing obittuctlon
to the growth of Philadelphia, He urged
Councils to Include In the proposed Jli,
TO0.COO loan an Item of $JOO,0OP, so that an
Immediate start can bo mado In recon
structing sewers In tlio central down
town district, preliminary to the actual
construction of the subway and elevated
If Councils refuse to Include the J500.M9
appropriation for rapid transit. Dliector
Taylor pointed out that the transit pro
gram worked out by his department and
agreed to by the 1. It. T. Comp.-.ny, but
which has been repcutcdl: blocked by
Councils, will bo delayed another year.
The city Bhould take the initiate e, ho
ald. and start work Immediately, with
out waiting for tho t'nlon Traction Com
pany to ratify the program.
Director Taylor also announced new
surface lines In many parts of Phila
delphia which are needed and will be In
cluded In tho transit plan. They Include
a croastown line on FIfty-elxth street,
additional facilities above Frankford, a
llrio on Chew street, extensions to the
Eouth Philadelphia north and south
lines, additional lines north of Glranl
College, a direct line to Boxborough, a
lino on North Ninth streot and a direct
lino to Fox Chase.
When Common Council holds a special
meeting on Thursday to pass the ordi
nance that will submit the loan to Phila
delphia voters at the November elections,
representative business men from all parta
of Philadelphia will request that body to
reconsider the action of Councils' Finance
Committee, which pluced the latest bloclf
In tho road of rapid transit development
, last Thurrday, when It refused Dlretor
Taylor's request for an appropriation.
DIRECTOR TAYLOR'S STATEMENT
"The people of Philadelphia are directly
interested In securing prompt ratification
of the program for transit development
with free transfers which has grown out
of the conference between the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company and tho De
partment of City Transit." said Director
Taylor In his statement
''This program has been submitted to
-Qty- .Councils of Philadelphia and to
T lne stockholders of the Union Traction
Company for consideration and final ac
tion. "The program provides, among other
tilings, for tho elimination of the S-cent
exchange tickets and the development of
an adequate high-speed transportation
system in the city, which will afford the
free transfer of passengers between high
speed lines and also between high-speed
lines and Intersecting surface lines, so
that It will be possible foi people to travel
quickly and comfortably from every Im
portant section of the city to every other
important section of the city for one 5
cent fare, by the Joint use. when neces
sary, of both surface and high-speed lines
to make the Journey.
'The jjronram further nrnvlrlR n nlan
oi rt,-.anclng the much needed extensions
of the existing surface system. Thus the
'carrying out of the program will benefit
every section of Philadelphia and every
patron of the street railway svstem.
"A very Important factor In th pro
gram la the provision whleh Is m.ide for
'the financing of surface extensions whlen
.will be requested from tune to time as
-the city group. At present various sec
tions of the city arc demanding such
"In West Philadelphia a crosstown sur
face line on E6th street Is greatly needed.
"In the northenstorn section additional
surface facilities are needed nboo
6 r ' "In Germantown the people are very
a. line on Chew street, a section now
tiullt up but Isolated.
'"In South Philadelphia extensions of
the existing north and south line further
southward will lie n necessity.
f "In the northwestern section there is
K great demand for additional north and
tKuth lines north of Glrard College and
also- for a much needed direct line to
In the northern section of the city
there Is an urgent demand for a surface
line on North Ninth street and for a
direct line to Fox Chase.
"Tl.a transit program by Its terms
makes provlilqn for the fundi which
will be required to build the necessary
surface extension, most of which are
vitally Important to the welfare of the
Copious sections of ho city.
ZZ CITY MUST HAKE START
fT There How seems to be a question as
I ho shall make the first moe towar.1
I carrying out of the tra3lt program
I jlj it be the city or shall the city
4 valt favorable action by the Unlo
' -action Company?
" 'Unquestionably It Is the duty of the
.y to take the Initiative and to take
" ry step necessary to becure adequate
pid transit facilities, with free trans-
s and the necessary extensions of sur-
e linos for the people of Philadelphia,
;. tout delay.
have pointed out the fact that it
idi,. take about one year longer to build
the subway loop than the balance of the
subway structure In Broad street, but
before actual work can be effectively com
tnenced on the construction of the sub
way delivery loop In Walnut street. Eighth
street, Arch street and West Penn Square
riew sewer must be constructed In ad
jacent streets to take the place of those
which will be excavated In building the
delivery lP- Thlg preliminary work
will bo tedious, requiring about nine
months, but the cost thereof will only
1 about toOO.OOO.
$H,CK NEEDED NOW.
', it U this J500.000 item which I am onx
Jous to have included In the loan bill. The
enlargement and relocation of the sew
$r in the- delivery district will be es
sential tn any event in carrying out tho
rsvUed drainage plan of tho city which
toss be adopted.
Th Jns and specifications for this
work tn all prepared in harmony with
th plans o m oureuu or surveys, and
BURGLARS ROLL SAFE
INTO REAR YARD AND
THEN BL01 IT OPEN
Loses $ 1 1 00 Proprietor
of Saloon Finds Unwel
come Guests at His Bar.
Two burglaries downtown early this
morning, In one of which thieves coolly
carded a heavy safe Into a rear kitchen to
blow it open, netted the operators nearly
511C0 In cash. Jewelry and ctgnrs. The
victims are Daniel Baxtaln, a saloon
keeper nt the southeast corner
nnd Mifflin streets, and Morrl?
who keeps a delicatessen store
Tho robbery of the delicatessen stoie
took place between 3 nnd 5 o'clock this
morning. Burglars pried the shutters oft
a side window. They calmly rolled th
safe from the etcre, through the house
to the rear room and blew off the door
Apparently the thieves were experts. In
vestigation of their work by City Hall de
tectives showed that they had performed
a cle?n Job. Only tho broken bolts
showed that tho safe door had been blown
open. The hinges still were Intact.
From tho s.ifo the thieves got two
diamond rings, two diamond necklaces.
and $100 In cash. Tito jewelry, according
to White, Ib worth $SoO. making hI- total
loss $500. None of the occupants of the
house was aroused while tho burglars
worked. White and his family knew
nothing of the burglary until this morn
ing, when they found tho rliled safe in
Three men operated at Baxtaln s paloon.
He surprised them quenching -Their thirst
at his bar ubout 9 o'clock last night, and
when he rushed at them they dropped
through a trap door to the cellar nnd
escaped through a window. Police of the
Twentieth and Federal streets station are
searching for the men.
Baxtaln spent yesterday with his family
at Atlantic City. He saw .1 light in a
small room at the rear of the bar when
he returned, and found that the door of
the safe had been pried open, the inner
doors battered and J123 in cash lemoved.
A box of old coins, valued at !JO, was
Burglar tools were strewn about the
floor, and Baxtaln came to the conclusion
that the men were still tn the house. He
opened the door to the bar. hut the three
men saw him bef're he could cut off their
escape. The burglars left their tools.
Later Baxtaln found that a large quan
tity of fine cigars had been stolen. The
combination handle of the safe had been
taken off by a long-handled bar. with
prongs like a claw hammer. The heavy
end of the bar was used to batter in the
small inside doors. The men entered the
place with a fal.v key to a side door.
DRIVER AVERTS COLLISION
Fireman Risks Life in Preventing
Auto From Striking Trolley Car.
Deputv Fire Chief Barrett Usked Ms
life to avert collision with a trolley car
at Broad and Morris streets last night,
swerving the big automobile chemical en
gine he was driving into a tree and
slightly Injuring Ceaser Corllerl, of 1633
South Rosewood street. Ph'stcinnB at
St. Agnes' Hospital found thnt Corllerl
had escaped with cuts and bruises.
Chief Barrett was traveling routh on
Broad street at .1 rapid pace when at
Morris street a motorinan, who failed to
note the approach of the chemical en
gine, started to cross Broad street. Tho
car was well filled with paf.engers. Bar
rett swerved sharply to the left, nt the
same time speeding up his motor.
The chemical auto shot past the front
of the trolley car, mlslng it by a few
Inches. Its speed by this time was so
greit that Chief Barrett found it Impos
sible to turn back Into the roadway, and
the left wheels struck a tree against
which Corllerl w-as leaning. The man
was thrown back on the sidewalk.
With great difficulty Chief Barrett
stuck to his seat and held on to the
steering wheel, whllo the machine ca
reened along for some dlstanc. two
wheels on tho sidewalk and two in the
street. Finally ho brought It to a stop.
The front of the chemical engine was
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SAFE WRECKED BY YEGGMEN AT 412 SOUTH STREET
The photograph shows the heavy safe which was coolly dragged by burglars from a delicatessen store into a rear
kitchen, when the door was blown off with nitroglycerine early this morning.
MAYOR COMING HOME
TOMORROW TO URGE
COUNCILS TO DUTY
Will Send Message Asking
I Inclusion of Transit Loan
j in the $11,700,000 Loan
WOULD NEED NEW SHIP
Saratoga Unfit, if Nautical School Is
If the Pennsylvania Nautical School Is
re-established movement for tnat pur
pose being afloat .1 new sehoolshlp will
have to kj provided for the port of Phila
delphia by the Government. Joteph C.
Qaorlel, a director of tho former Penn
sylvania Nautical School, said today .fiat
the old schoolshlp. the Saratoga, Is un
fit for this purpose, its equipment and
gmeral plan rendering it obsolete
A promising aspect has been given the
bill, now awaiting the attention of the
Ways and Means Committee of Congress,
which provides for an appropriation of
J23.COO for each EtatH nautical school,
since Congressman J Washington I-ogtie
has given representatives of tho alumni
of the Philadelphia school assurance that
he would use his Influence for the pas
sage of the bill.
the loan bl.l, the Ity will have failed to
take advantage of an opportunity to ex
pedite transit development by one year,
for it Is extremely unlikely that a special
transit loan will be created before the
general election. November, 1915. unless
the way be cleared for awarding of con
tracts for a part of the main transit de
velopment by the agreement of all parties
to the program or otnerwls as a special
election, costing the taxpayers about
JlW.frA would be neretsary In order to se
cure Its authorization.
"Kquall impoitaiit U the fact that City
Councils, by Including the $500,000 Item in
the loan bill, will have ukeii a decisive
step confirming the intention of the city
to proceed with the traiult development
without committing the city to the ex
penditure of any money on the actual
construction of transit facilities under
existing abnormal financial conditions,
they will have thus advanced the much
needed improvement of the drainage sys
tem of the city by such action in a man
ner to clear the way for the construction
of the delhery loop at the proper time
in hcurl) oat ear leas than it would
otherwise take to construct it
U tb 50).000 Item be Included in tho loan "Prompt and favorable action by the
MU, end thereby made available early ' l ,l t'ounci.'s at this time will, in my
Sxt year, the way can dt cleared for I Plnl ''. f ons wy tovard, securing
ib construction 01 the dtvery loop by 1 ratification of the transit program and
ana 01 ui. ana nearly a year's del.v 1 Die early realization of the benefits which
Ijbv bees avoided, . . I tfeo ttKapUUflB of th proVrsm will briar I
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Mayor Blankenburg will return to his
home on Logan square tomorrow from
Atlantic City, where he and Mrs. Blank
enburg have been spending the last two
weeks, following the closing of their
summer home at Pocono Plnos. The
Mayor is not expected to be In his office
tomorrow, but will go directly from the
North Philadelphia Station to his home
by automobile. The return of the Mayor
has been prompted by tho definite as
surance that Councils will meet In spe
cial s-esblnn on Thursday to Institute
legislation for submitting the 11,700,000
loan to tho voters In November.
That assurance has come from Presi
dent Bansley of Select Council In reply
to the following letter from Mayor Blank
enburg sent to President nanslcy, of Se
lect Council, and McCurdy, of Common
I ni'tl f in tlio newspapers that jou
fpeit to call a meeting of Select
r.iunnl In the near future. You will
if number that I wrote vou on this
subject urly In July and urged thnt
a nu-etlng should be held at a date
sufficiently early to permit a loan to
be authorized tn time for submission
to populat vote at tho November elec
tion. Will you please let me know as
promptly as possible on Just what day
the next meeting of Select Council will
Mr. Rnnsley's reply was:
Vour Inter requesting to be Informed
promptly on what day the next meet
ing of Select Council will bi held
I have notified the, Chief Clerk of
Select Council to call a meeting of that
body for Thursday, the 2lth of Sep
tember. Common Council will meet on Thurs
day, tho 17th of September. There
could be nothing accomplished by Se
lect Council meeting on that date,
oa tlw ordinance can only be Intro
duced and It will Iny over to be
printed, and passed by both Common
and Select Councils on Thursday, the
ZHn of September.
A reply from President McCurdy of
Common Council.! has not been received
at the Mayor's otllce.
Councils wero spurred to cut short their
vacation, which was Uxed to end Octuber
1, by the emphatic declaration for the
loan made by the Mayor when passing
through Philadelphia on his way to At
lantic City, two weeks ago.
He pointed out at that time that civic
Improvements should be started now
when the market for municipal bonds U
excellent, -when many Idle men need em
ployment, and when general Industrial
and labor conditions warrant capital out
lay bj the city.
It is understood that he will send a
message to Councils on Thursday urging
the including of an item for transit de
devi lopment tn the bl gloan. The Subcom
mittee of Finance Ignored the request of
Tran4lt Director Taylor for J&O.OjO for
office maintenance and relocation of
I sewers, in the central part of the city,
preliminary to subway construction.
Mayor niankenberg has not signed
seven of S3 ordinances submitted to htm
I when Councils adjourned In June lie Is
j expected to deal with the remaining
J oidlnances In a special message.
1 crua I I'oss, Jr., secretary to the
Muor, tald today that Major Illanken
bctg had ben greatly improved in health
by his vacation.
RESCUES SLEEPING CHILD
FROM BURNING HOME
Risks Life by Plunging1 Into
At the risk of his life, Henry n. Silk.
1310 Sojth rourth street, plunged through
the smoke and llnmo filled home of Lednr
Orchow, 1313 South Fourth street, this
morning and rescued seven-year-old Mor
ris Orchow, who had been left In bed by
other members of the family In their rush
to escape from the burning houso.
Silk discovered the fire and turned In an
alarm. Then he tiled to awaken the
Orchow family. Falling he burst open the
door and plunging through choking
clouds of smoke aroused the houehold.
Orchow, his wife and two of their chil
dren as well as three boarders In tho
place ran screaming to tho street In their
night clothing. Then they missed llttlo
Silkd,!d not wait for further Information, j
out uasiicu oacic into tnc ourning ouuuing 1
and brought the child to safety. The
family was taken caro of by neighbors.
About $1500 worth of dry goods which
Orchow sold In a little store on the lirst
llnor of hl.M house was destiojed. It Is
nought rats nibbling matches started the
TWO LINERS BRING
TOURISTS HOME FROM
Haverford, From Liverpool,
and America, From Naples,
Arrive in Port With Many
BILLY SUNDAY'S WORK
WOMEN APPEAR AGAINST
Claim Bogus Plumbingr Agent In
suited Them in Homes.
Stories of the personal Indignities and
humiliation heaped upon them by James
Baker, of 1422 South 7t." street, were
recited by three young women of West
Phllsde'phla at Baker's trial towv be
fore Judge Csrr In Quarter .'M-'lons
Court. Tee defendant is accuv
more .than. &ij ,JgjU&itnUic
Presbyterian Ministers Told of Evan
gelistic Crusade in Scrnnton.
Hilly Sunday and his work in Scranton
last winter were enthusiastically Indorsed
by tho Rev. Asa J. Ferry at the first
Monday morning meeting of the season of
tlie Presbyterian ministers In Philadel
phia, held toduy In Withe r&poou Hall.
Mi. Ferry is the pastor of the Bethany
Temple Presbyterian Church, ut Kd and
Spiucc streets, but duilnc the hummer
he ha been filling the pulpit of the First
1'resb) terlan Church In Scrnnton.
"The church were I preached," said
Mr. Ferry, "was always closed at lenst
one month every summer and very often
longer. Slnco Billy Sunday's visit here
Inst winter It has witnessed a trcmondous
upheaval and has become like a new In
stitution, and the attendance became so
large that all Idea of suspending services
was out of consldoratlon."
The minister greeted Sir. Ferry en
thusiastically and much satisfaction was
expressed on all sides In anticipation of
Blllv Sunday's vstt to Philadelphia till
Ir Wlllla 111P. Fulton, head of the
Prei.bii'ilfin evangelistic work In Phlla
delphl. , made a report on the work of
the summer, and praised highly tho auto
mobile n.eetlng held ever night In vari
ous sections of the city on street corners.
Dr. Fulton said 46 such meetings had
been held, an avcrago of four a night.
The attendance at the meetings totaled
TO ARRIVE ON BALTIC
Andrew Carnegie, Chauncey M, De
pew and Mile. Geneo on Board.
NEW YOltK, Sept. 14.
The White star Line steamship Baltic,
which Is returning from Liverpool with a.
large liet of Americans aboard, is ex
pected to arrive here late Thursday after
noon, Asiong the prominent passengers are
Baroness Von Andre. Andrew Carnegie,
Chauncey M. Depew. Heniy Rlsston, V.
II. IJoubleday. Mrs J. B Duer, Mi, and
Mrs tf. 1". N Imu (Mme. Oenoei, D'liic.-in
N. Stewart. I.f Sulzberger. IxjuIs Swift,
Hon H. Thymic, the night Bev. W. V.
Walker, Harrj Wnrdman and freighton
FARMER COMMITS SUICIDE
Wife Pound With Broken Boues and
RBADINO. Pa. Sept. ll.-John L.
Snyder. Tl jears old. a farmer of Rus
comb Manor township, killed himself Sun
day afternoon, near Blindou. The suicide
occurred in a cornfield and Snyder had
stuck a ttraw hat on a pole and laid it on
the fence, to mark where his body lay.
Domestic troubles and an alleged attack
upon Ids wife, are believed to have un
Mrs. Snyder is 54 years old. Her right
arm Is broken In threo places her left
ear Is almost severed, and covering her
head and neck are numerous lacerations.
Fifty stitches were required to dress the
wounds in her neck-
Part of B. & O. Xumbtr Yard Burns
Fire this morning destroyed a portion
of the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroud Jtr'-
br ysrd at Rsc street wharf, Schuyl-
on l will Rivsr The crew of th police boat
,chJj I Reyburn extinguished the blsie after a I
The American liner H.tvorford from
Llvcipool and the Italian liner Ancona
fiom Naples and Genoa, both filled with
passengers and immigrants deserting wnr
torn Europe, docked today within 11 half
hour of each other. A strong wind nnd
tide made landing dllllcult.
Tho Ancona narrowly escaped lielng
smashed ngalnst the Pennsylvania wharf
nt tho foot of Itnco street. Two Phila
delphia women and more than 100 immi
grants were aboard tho Anconu, which
had touched yesterday at New York. "
The Haverford came direct from Liver
pool and carried many Americans who
had been caught In Kuropo by canceled
sailings and demoralised transportation.
Neither vcfscI was seriously delayed on
tho trip across, though foreign cruWcrs
Two Philadelphia women who tibamion
el pnnge they had engaged fiom war
stricken countries weie abou'd the
Ancona which docked nt tlio Vino street
pier uftcr being swung ag.ilnst the Penn
sylvania freight wharf a block south. A
strong wind nnd powerful ebb tide caught
the vessel nB she pointed west and drove
her slowly broadsldo down the river.
Just as It semed she would strike the
Pennsylvania wharf the tug Rescue Jam
med Its prow under the leeward sk'e and
reduced tho Impact to a harmless bump.
It took 15 minutes ramming by the
Rescue and the Newc.isto to push the
Ancona across to her bcith.
She cj-rlcd eight cabin pusengei.s and
101 Italian Immigrants In tho steotago.
The Ancona left Now York nt noon yes
terday and spent tho night off Reedy
Six miles off Sandy Hook yesteiday the
Ancona was halted by a British crulset,
believtd to have been the Suffolk. She
was allowed to continue ns soon as her
nationality and destination had hcon
Mrs CJura V. Culbertson, of S10S Chest
nut btreet. and Miss S.iroh A. Kvaus, 1503
Oieen street, were tho two English-speaking
tabln passengers. Both complained
thut the Italian line had raised tho pas
sage price nearly double for the trip
"I sailed from Philadelphia n the
Ancona May !2." said Miss Evans. "I
paid JDO fot passage to Naples, hut when
I wnit to engage my return tlio laics
wei, nearly doubled. Finally I bought a.
ucond cabin ticket. That lost mo 4115.
Theie wasn't uny other way to ?et home,
bo I hud to take it. The steamship olli
clals offeted no explanation iI3, cul
btrts.m'a experience w.ih the saint.
Both women have left trunks in Europe
Miss Evans sent her baggage to Liverpool
expecting to sail September 10. Mrs. "ul
birtson left trunks In Heidtlberg She
Intended stopping there to pick them up
on her way to Rotterdam for tlio sailing
of tho Rotterdam on August 9. But while
In Floience on August 1 both wcro warned
by tho American consul that It wus un
safe to try to reach either port.
Tiie Ancona's trip ncross was unevent
ful I'aptuin Ciiusigllerie allowed all
IlKlits to burn, and took 110 precautious
1 against being seen by foreign warships.
The people of Italy were In sympathy
with the allies, he said. He believed Italy
would remain neutral.
POLITICIANS OF STATE
"Where Will It Lead Us?"
the S t a r 1 1 e d Query of
Workers High and Low.
Doctor Brumbaugh Study
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14. Not In years
have Pennsylvania politicians felt the
dazing effects of such body blows as
havo boon given them during the past
43 hours by two oj, tho nowspapors of
Philadelphia tho Public Ledger and the
North American. Stunned docs not
begin to describe tho effects created by
tho announcement of the former that
henceforth It will throw Its support to
A Mitchell Palmer, the Democratic
nominee for United States Senator, and
tho offer of tho North American to give
Dr. Brumbaugh Its aid If ho will but
break away from Pcnrosclsm. Republi
can politician, from tho most high to
tho lowly ward leader, talked of little
else this morning and tho (1st of their
agitated question was:
"Whcie will alt this lend us?"
Doctor Brumbaugh, before leaving tho
Fort Pitt Hotel today for tho Carneglo
School of Technology, whoro ho mndo nn
Inspection of tho Institution, commented
very brlclly on the offer of tho Philadel
phia North American to tlnow lta sup
port to him, If ho will break away from
tho Penrose ting, Ho said:
"I have read tho aitlclo in tmcstlon
nnd am thinking It over. For tho pres
ent 1 havo nothing to say. You will nt
least grant mo tho privilege of studying
out tho whole thing before I make a de
cision." When asked if ho cared to comment on
tho editorial published In the Public
Lgdouii this morning, in which that pa
per comes out llntly against Penrose and
In .support of A. Mitchell Palmer for
United States Senator,' Mr. Brumbaugh
slowly shook his head nnd said:
"Again I must beg your Indulgence.
These things nru coming 11 little too fast
for mo to doclilo offhand what I shall do,
or what I shall say."
"Some time during the day or evening
I hope to read and digest both editorials
thoroughly, nnd then I may havo some
thing to bay. For tho present sparo me.
I must give these sudden changes of front
mature consideration beforo I declare my
self." Accompanied by Senator Charles K.
Kline and several local ofllclals, Brum
baugh left the Foit Pitt Hotel at an early
hour this morning and proceeded directly
to tho Carnegie School of Technology,
where he wns met by Director A. A.
Hamcrschlag und members of the faculty,
who warmly greeted him. Several hun
dred students were also on hand to rhnk
hands with the noted educator.
After a tour of Inspection through tho
schools, during which he commented free
ly on their equipment nnd modern meth
ods, Doctor Brumbaugh and his party
wero driven In their nutos to the Schen
loy Hotel, whero he delivered an ad
dress before tho convention of Veterans
of Torelgn Wars nnd United Spanish
American War Veterans.
Doctor Brumbaugh wns introduced by
Commander-in-Chief Rice W. Means, of
Denver. After a short address he re
turned to the Fort Pitt Hotel to prcpaie
for his trip through tho Allegheny valley
this afternoon, whero ho will visit tho
towns of Natrona, Tarentutn, Brncken
rldge and Asplnwall. Shott speeches,
hand-shaking and a tour of the indus
trial Institutions of these towns will oc
cupy the afternoon and evening.
RED CROSS REPEATS ITS
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC
Society Employs No Agents to Solicit
Punds on Street.
The American Red Cross Society to
day repeuted Its announcement that It
employs no collectors to solicit on the
street, and that those representing them
selves as the society's agents In solicit
ing war relief funds nre Impostors.
Letters urging ministers In this city to
work for contributions among their con
gregations have been sent to all clergy
men and church men by Francis B.
Reeves, treasurer of tho Red Cross fund
for Philadelphia. These letters call at
tention to the deplorable conditions
abroad and nsk for contributions to help
the sufferers there
Numerous requests havo been made
from women in all parts of Philadelphia
asking the Red Cross for patterns and
other materials In order that they might
sew and malto clothes to bo sent abroad
to help the deslltutn families In the war
zones. Tho churches In Philadelphia
have been very active In this work.
BRUSH PIRE CAUSES DAMAGE
House Partly Destroyed Ly Blaze
Started by Laborers
CARDINAL MERCIER INVITES
BRITONS TO BELGIUM
Tells Them His Country Wants to Be
Foremost in Celebrating Victory,
LONDON. Sept H.
Cardinal Mercler. prlmato of Belgium
and archbishop of the devastated city of
Mallnes, Invited Britons to attend the
future celebration of tho dehabilltatlon of
Brussels, Louvaln and Mallnes, at a pub
lic meeting held here esterday.
"Belgium, having sustained the first
shock." he said, "will be the foremost
In celeoratlng the final vlctoiy."
TRAIN PASSES OVER HIM
Taylor Resident Only Slightly Hurt,
to Surprise of Spectators.
The last eight cars of a moving train
at Taylor, N. J-. passed over John L.
Hunter. SI years old, today, and tho man
escaped with nothing inoro than a few
Hunter, who resides at Taylor, ar
rived at the station as a train he wished
to board was leaving. He attempted to
Jump on uno of tho cars and fell between
Cries of horror went up from a store
or more persons. Many turned their eyes
f imu the train. Their surprise was gitat
wliau the train pusfci-d the platform and
Hunter was seen sitting on the track
rubbing his lit-ail.
Ho wbb taken to the Cooper Hospital
Fire partly destroyed a three-story Vu- 'on t00'rTven l'b, Wllitam ,bh '
cant brick house owned by tho city at ' ,Wj?7' Hanson Street, at wmty nm!''
Slxty.tlrst and Uhsrtoii streets, this 1 "ifc-rd str?Uthi liZ'ti'V
morning The blaze was caused by ,p.rta ; u7e0er and e driver
from a fire s'artcd by laborers on th .,.. ..- i,.... :.. ,4 tr '
boulevard project to burn brush woUi pVeanA Kto of th. Tw.n.C uty
Firemen tlnguLhed th, flames after &" &uA?"9&fc
Cyclist Arrested, Though Hurt
Harry Brenner, of 5131 Columbia avenue.
muhui j .-,, -unru 111IO a cn'il
Oxford street th's morning. All ouch
liijjred. Brenner nnd tie driver . the
was 'H i'iTg unyer arreit
sharn half hour's fig t
lid In g stsnds alone and other
freed on their wn
re -oxnizan, , ...
ordered to. amxar at n ,..,., i " u
7.1 J. .. . . " - tva mi
MOTHER AND CHILD
FOUND LIFELESS IN
Bodies of Delaware County1
Woman and Daughter Dis
covered Near Summer
Camp Tragedy Shroud
ed in Mystery. i
The bodies of Mrs. Sarah Qrnff Neltn,
53 years old, and her eight-year-old
daughter, Elizabeth, of Chadd's Ford,
Delaworo County, wore found In a brook
threo miles from a summer camp In th
Adirondack mountains lata last night.
Word of tho tragedy was received today
nt Chadd's Ford.
Tho placo whero tho bodies were found
Is In Essex County, but it could not b
learned whether mother and daughter
both wero murdered or whether th
woman killed the girl and then committed,
There are varied stories aa to the cauts
of the deaths. Sheriff W. A. Ktiowlton,
of Ellzabethtown, county seat of Essex,
said ho had not seen tho bodies, but was!
informed that the victims wero strangled.
According to one of his doputles, both
wore poisoned. Bullet wounds were,
glvan as the cause of death in a tnes
sage sent to Chadds Ford today.
Tho result of the autopsy will be given
later today. Tho woman was of a
prominent family In Chadd's Ford, and
had rolatlves In this city and also in
Chester County. Sho went to the moun
tains early in the summer for tho benefit
of her health, according to a friend of
tho family, and spent tho time at a camp
belonging to nn nunt, Mrs. Qeorjrt
Itcjcamor. The woman's husband, who la
a traveling man, left Chadd's Ford about
tho name, time.
It Is said that he went to 'Texas and
efforts nre now being made to get in
touch with him.
The woman and her daughter, accord
Ing to Sheriff Knowlton, disappeared
from tho camp on Saturday aftorrioort.
They failed to return for supper and sev
eral residents went to find them. Tha
Sheriff snld that stockings were tied
nround the throats of the mother nnd
daughter and that they were Mrs. New
He anld the woman could havo easily
strangled both herself and daughter. Th
bodies were lying side by side In soms
underbrush at the edge of tho brook.
Among other reports circulated in
Chadd's Ford was one that the woman
hnd shot both herself nnd daughter, but
thoso who knew Mrs. Newlln refused to
believe this. The first to hear of tha
tragedy was Mrs. Horace W. Sinclair, a
sister of the dead woman. Sho sent word
to Frank Grnff. a relative, of Kennett
Square. Graff Informed Captain Har
rison Blspham, the dead woman's
brother-in-law, and both men left Imme
diately for Cllzabethtown.
Mrs. Newlln formerly lived on the Graft
farm, at Chadd's Ford.
CLOTHES AND JEWELS ARE
MISSING; SO IS MAID
Doctor Reports $800 Theft and Sus
picions to Detectives.
Tho theft of clothing and Jewelry val
ued at more than $S00 was reported to
tho Detective Bureau today by Dr. J. C.
Hlgglns, of 554S Cedar avenue.
A domestic employed by Dr. Hlgglns
also disappeared last night and tho po
lice are searching for her.
Among the Btolen articles nre a dia
mond brooch, containing 18 gems and
valued at $500; a diamond ring valued at
J60 and three gowns belonging to Mrs.
Hlgglns worth J3CO.
Dr. Hlgglns told the police that las
night he wuh awakened by a maid lis
had employed two days ngo. She was
wandering about the house, and when ha
questioned her sho said that sho had
a toothache. He gav her medicine, and
since then has not seen her. The sir!
Is about 18 years. old, tall, with light blond
hair, and gave the name of Alexandria
Gormlnskl when employed, She said that
sho was better known among her ac
quaintances as Kelly.
Five years ago the home of Dr. Hlg
glns was rohbed of Jewelry worth 110OO
by a domestic. The thief was not ap
prehended. Dr. Hlgglns has an ofllc
nt 225 North Twentieth street
WATCH REPAIRER R0BBE0
Germantown Residences Lose Prop
erty Xeft in Shop.
Two watches, valued at $13, were stolen
from the watch repair shop of Henry
Cuspan, 7 East Price street last night.
Caspnn told the Germantown police that
the burglare gained entrance to his shop
through tho rear door. The watches are
the property of two Germantown resi
dents, who had left them at the shop tf
FLETCHER'S NEW COMMAND
Admiral Who Made History at Vr
Cruz Will Hoist Flag on Wyoming.
NEW YORK, Sept. H.-The superdread
nought Wyoming flagship of the Ntrta
Atluntlc Fleet, with near Admiral Bad
ger, fleet commander, on board, tied up at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday after
noon on her first visit to this port since
the occupation of Vera Cms by the Unit
ed States forces last April. When ihe
leaves next week. howeer, it will be with
Bear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher'!
pennant at the main masthead.
Tho foimal ceremonies of the transfer
of flags hat been st for Thursday la
the Brooklyn yard. Admiral Badger, who
has been relieved of the licet command
because his term of sea service has ter
minated, will return to the general board
at Washington, and his successor, whose
post was tecured largely through hl
success in handling the delicate Mexican
situation, will tako his m,n tn h south
ern drill grounds off the Virginia Cape "I
und then on tt Win c-nir I. 1
PASTORS PRAY FOR PEACE
Baptist Ministers Also Discuss
Progress or European War,
Prayers to I ring about peace anions
the warring nathns of Europe weie of
fered today by the Baptist ministers at
their regular weekly mecilnjj In tho Firt
lUptlst Church. Seventeenth and Saiis"!i
An addrc.ii in cotniucn.ora.tliu of U"
cne hundredth anniversary of penc be
tween the I riled Strlta and Er-'iri
was inaae .
vine. N J I
was a din. j" L
bi Htv Ueofce Boddis. cf
Uptut Ihuitji, 14 s' -"
wina his address the.'
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