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EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, TtJESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 1914.
GERMANS VIOLATED ! KEYSTONE ELEVATOR
ALL RULES OF WAR, i COMPANY MUST PAY
English Parliament Investi
gates Numerous and Grave
Atrocities Alleged in Sec
LONDON. Sept. 15.
New charges against the German
troops which Invaded Belgium were
mads public hero today by tho Belgian
legation In the second detailed report of
atrocities, that tho commission, now In
America, will rail to tho attention of
President Wilson. The report of the
commission which Investigated tho al
leged atrocities, nfter citing numerous
outrages nt Louvnln and elsewhere,
makes the following; conclusions!
"That the occupation of any town by
Germans was systematically accompa
nied by acts of violence against the civil
population contrary to both the usages
of war and the most elementary princi
ples of humanity.
"Tho procedure everywhere was the
amo. The Germans, advancing along the
road?, oluit Inoffensive pnsscrs-by and
peasants working In the Held". They re
quisitioned food In the villages They
continued to consume nil lliiunr t be
obtained until they became Intoxicated
and then followed fire, murder, pillage and
deliberate cruelt'cs against the inhabi
tants, without respect for ago or sex.
"From several placed the male popula
tion was sent to Germany to work In the
harvest fields. The women, left alone and
unprotected, weie then ordered to return
to yielr hnu0!. hut to leave tho doors
open th- iicl.tut the night.
"Num rous Itnvssps have declared that
tlio GeimnnF. when attacking a town,
placed c.x ilian men ind Women In th
front rank. They used white flags and
Tied Cross flags for the purpon of being
nblo to approach our troops with Impun
ity; fired on our ambulances and maltreat
fd und oven killed wounded. There Is also
nhsolut" evidence of the use ol dum dum
Anions numerous d tails the commis
"Tho German army entered t.nuvaln
August 19. h.ivin.i burned vlllnsos through
which they p.isied The burst In the
doors of untenanted houses, nlll.-ti.-od and
committed other excesses. The Mavor of
tho cltv, tho .'e rector of the univer
sity and a number of other nonble. In
cluding a member of the Senate, were
seised as hostages. All of the we.ipons
of the residents of the city had previous
ly been turned over to ih municipal
authorities. Fire raged In Louvaln th.'c
"At ITofstade the Ttetglnn found the
corpse of an old woman who hud been
stabbed to death with tnyonet Nearby
lay the body of a 15-year-old hoy. his
body pierced In many places. The corpse
of a non-combatant was found hinging
In a tree. i
"Belgian Red Cross worker", wounded I
Belgian soldiers and priests were mil- !
treated. It seemed as though the Oer- ,
nnns picked out the clergymen partlcu- i
larly for their brutnt acts. I
"At Kmael the bodl-s of two men. j
partly burned, st" found One wltn I
says be aw nn old man tied up to the
i rafters of a farmhouse near Malines. The
" Vf.T'r. h-A 'heja been burned but the head,
arms and f.et were untouched hv tire.
'Numerous corpses of peasant" lav upon
the ground in positions of supplication.
"At Wackerzell seven Geiman soldier
mistreated a woman and then kdled hr.
At Buecken many Inhabitants weie
killed. Including an octogenarian ptiest.
Near Wolverth the Germans picked up
two wounded Ttolsinn soldiers and threw
them Into a burning house.
"Witnesses counted "" corpses along
the road from Termmde to Louvnln.
which the German nimy had traversed.
"Occupation of any community Was
systematically accompanied by violence
against the civilian population."
LONDON'. pPpt. 1.1
Premier -t-iqnlth iitirniir.ol In the'
House of f'ommons this afternoon that '
the Government I.t.1 betrun forma! sfps
10 investigate tii" . Im:c of G. rman
atrocities In IVIglum
$12,000 REBATE FINE
Plea of Not Guilty With
drawn on Four Counts and
Penalties Imposed On
Grain Men and P. R. R.
Government prosecution of tho Penn
sylvania Railroad and tho Keystone Ele
vator nnd Warehousa Company on
charges of rebating took an unex
pected turn today, when Judge Dick
inson, In tho t'nltcd States District Court,
permitted tho defendants to reverse their
pleas of not guilty to four counts of one
of tho Indictments against them. Ho Im
posed fines ot $1000 on each of the three
defendants on ovqry one of the four
counts. The fines totaled fl2,O00. Thus
there was ended one of tho most sensa
tional rebate trials in tho history of Jho
Philadelphia grain trade.
Tho three defendants Harvey C. Miller
and John V. MrLnughlln, of the grain
Sum of 1. !'. .t.llrr .4 Co.. and the Penn
sylvania llallriud were charged, In In
dictment known as No. 41), with giving
and collecting less freightage than stip
ulated to be collected for the hauling of
grain by til law governing Interstate
Miller and McLaughlin, in addition to
being connected with the grain firm of
1.. F. Miller & Sons, at 3th street and
Indiana aenue. were president and
superintendent icspoctivel. of tho Key
rtono U'evator and Warehouse Company.
' Which was the leased property of the
According to the G v rnment's conten
tion the scheme of the allowance and
acceptance of rebates wis. In effect, that
when a carload of gtaln came into tho
elevator from the West n false state
ment of tho weight of the grain wai
given and tho railroad held llnblo for
the shortage. The defendants explained
that the shortage in tho weight was not
tiue to any falsity, but to the leakage
ot the grain from the oars In transit.
The charges in the counts to which the
defendants pleaded guilty Involved the
legal construction to be placed upon the
pi luted tariffs of the Interstate Commerce
As to alt other counts In Indictment No.
49 and upon the sK other indictments
nuatnst them and the Keystone Elevator
and Warehouse Compan. the Govern
ment naret d that they all should be nolle
Atter a i weeks' trial last June and
July the lurv failed to agree upon a ver
dict and was discharged. It was expected
Uiit the case would again be tried this
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WAR OFFICE DENIAL
OF ALLIES' VICTORY
FIRST-PRIZE WINNER AT "INFANT EFFICIENCY" SHOW
John Mullin, 14 months old, picked his mother from a throng, played games
and won honors ot Woman's Hospital contest.
STORIES OF ADVENTURE
FROM THE SCENE OF WAR
FRENCH OFFICER SHOT
AS TRAITOR TO COUNTRY
Wife Wn German-born, Reported
Cause of His Conduct at Namur.
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. Aceordlnc to a
story relnted here today by Ralph Dewey,
an American merchant of 5il Fifth ave
nue, who has lived in Paris IS years.
General Percin, of the French army, was
sentenced to death and shot following
Percin's conviction before a field court
martial on chatses of being a traitor.
Reports have rc-aehed this country that
h was killed by another French officer
because the alleged traitor had surren
dered Xaimir to the Germans without a
uood fight, but no confirmation of the
Incident has been received except Mr.
Mr. Dewey said Percin commanded
about 60,flii0 troops and had lecelvecl or
ders to rush to the re!tf of the British
Belgian forces operating m-ar Namur, but
the Frenchman did not obey them.
It was brought out at General Percin's
trial that he was married to a German
woman," said Mr. Dewey, "that he was
a member of a secret society which is
fctrontf in Germany, and that he had fre
iiuertly visited that country.
When .inestioned as to why he had
not obt ypd his orders he made a trivial
ex. use. and he was sentenced to death
and ahot within an hour "
CAMDEN TAX BOARD ADDS
.m TO UTILITY ASSESSMENT
Total Increased to S01,87D on Hold
ings In That County.
The Camden County Rourl of Taxation
today sent letters to the fumden Hoard
of City Assessors nntlfwiu thmi that the
assessment u on utility cumpaults have
ben Increased to .i total of .V 1 . 7,, About
sis weeks ago the Hoard of Taxation
mndo a request to the utll!t eompauies
that they make- statements lmin the
nature and amount of propeity under
their control; this request wa ignored
and' the present Increase of .issc-.-,-!! nt
Is a direct result of their failure , ,,m
ply with the request. The companies
may file uppealu to the der-ln uii m,tjl
The effects of this ineren-o on some
of the larger companies follows:
Form, i sw
meni n nt p ,
Camden n4 Suburban
lUUroad 2il mi.. t-4.i ,,, -,,,
Fame i.Vi.Ouii ".'i .in
FtiKktun Wiittr i'o.. . i'lii.'Jui V4tsv 5i
Fouth Jersey 0 anl
Kleetrie Tiaetlon fo . Il.loo 'j.in,ni jm,
Same ion iirr.ri- "p.-r-
4tfil by "uMi er I
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Drtawur snrt At hihi
Ttlenbon av I 'IV o-
Krapti Co iBc'li '.mitiKi ivioi'ii gn
T;aktrn Tsehen an 1
Telegraph iKetonn T.tn s -', 05
400 DESERT AUSTRIAN ARMY
Reported to Have Joined Movement 1
CHTTINjn, Sept H
It Is stated here that Lieuteaut Llncoff,
an Austrian ofllcer. and 400 Austrian
Slavs have deserted from the Austrian
arm and volunteeied for service with
the combined Servian-Montenegrin armies
which are moving against Seiejevo.
ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING
The proposal by the Ilrltish to wear
whlto In memory of the gallant dead
means the revival of nn old custom. Until
five centuries ago whlto was tho accepted
mourning color In Curope, nnd Anne,
Queen of Charles II of France, who
In 1135 dressed In black on her husband's
death, seems to have been tho originator
of what Is now tho general custom.
An incident ot the German rout comes
from a tourist agency where great de
llcht is expressed at a recaptured "rub
berneck" wagon which was accustomed
throughout the summer to carry Ameri
can lsltors around the city to the Bols,
suburbs nnd rnce courses.
Requisitioned for tho transport of
troops, Its driver a famllinr figure In tho
Place do 1'Opera, who was nicknamed
Cent Kilos because he Is barely five feet
tall managed to avoid capture when the
machine wai seleyd by the Germans near
Complegne. Since then he has accompa
nied the French forces disconsolate, but
was over.oed on Friday to discover that
his beloved wnson had been abandoned
near Moauw It Is still Intact, though bat
tered and riddled by bullets.
"One of the most vencrablo ikons in
Russia, representing n vision of the
Virsln to the Russian Saint Serglus
Radonejsky at the time of the overthrow -ins
of tiie Tartar Yoke, has arrived from
Moscow at tho headquarters of the
Grand Duke Xlcholnevltch nt the front.
It was received by the Grand Duke and
his staff and a procession of clergy.
"This Ikon has accompanied the Rus
sian armies since the time of Alexis,
father of I'eter the Great."
Territorials are largely temperance
men; the old service recruit got blind
drunk as a way of celebiating Ills enlist
ment. Votir "torrlor" drinks ginger boor
or lemonade and has a sneaking pen
chant for chocolate.
What they ate In 1S70 dining the slego
of I'arls Is of Interest at the present junc
ture. Hlephant soup took tho place of
turtle, kangaroos, and bears were In the
entree division, whllo stuffed donkey's
head was considered a delicacy. I-ator
roast wolf nnd toast cat garnished with
rats were not despised. Altogether a cull
nary regime moie curious than appetiz
ing. Indignant advertisements "Wanted,
petticoats for ull able-bodied men" is a
fair example are appearing In tho agony
columns of tho English papers. But the
fact is that recruiting Is progressing
wonderfully. The news of the ttrst big
buttle Kroatly stimulated it. men Hocked
to Scotland Yard to enlist. The record
reciuiting day. so far. was Tuesday, Sep
tember 1, when 5000 enlisted. The olllcers
are much plsed with the kind of ma
terial that is coming In.
Ixrd Portsmouth recently visited the !
French Empress Eugenie at her homo ,
In Hampshire. Ho found the illustrious
lady full of courage nnd devotion to the ,
French cause. In explaining her failure
to treat her guest as she would have de-kin-d.
the Empress said. j
"I cannot give you dinner because ,
most of tho men of my kitchen have
gene to war."
A correspondent In Franco describes
an Incident at Havro when tho U. S. S.
Tennessee lay In the harbor und a Brit
ish transport with her decks thronged
with soldiers pnssed her. The American
bnttlcshlp dipped the Stars and Stripes
and suddenly the British Tommies broke
Into "Rule Britannia." Then says the
correspondent the most nmazlng thing
happened. I heard It, thrilled. Tho gal
lant American sailors took up the roll
ing chorus, "Rule Url tannin! Britannia
rules the waves, Britons never, never,
never shall bo slaves."
It was the most perfect net of brother
llness which I have ever witnessed.
A report from Paris says that some of
tho French soldiers have discovered that
the Germans aro very unwilling to face
the black troops from Senegal. Taking
ndvantngc of this fact they have care
fully blacked their faces with burnt cork
before charging tho enemy. This, ndded
to the horrible yells to which they glvo
vent, seems to have had considerable ef
fect. On ono occasion a body of Ger
mans simply turned tall and fled like
rabbits when they saw these Christy
minstrel Senegalese charging them.
This Is a story of a soldier who took
part In defense of Mnubeuge:
"The Germans commenced tho attack
on August 2.). On September 1 a shell
fell on the fort and exploded In the com
mander's room. Ho then led us Into tho
entrance of the tower, which was brought
down two hours later. Wo could hardly
breathe in this stuffy little corridor and
thought that our last minute had ar
rived. "AH of us, even the most optimistic,
prayed on bended knee. When tilings
became a little calmer the commander
told us to save ourselves the best wny
we could. Ho advised us to change our
military uniforms for civilian clothes If
possible. This most of us did at neigh
boring farms. For several days we hid
in tho woods nil of the time, knowing
that we were being tracked like stags.
Four or five nights pnssed without sleep
and we only ato wild pears. Later, how
ever, I managed to escape to Roubnlx,
tired out, famished."
A wounded Scots Grey in London said:
"The mlstako the Germans make Is in
nfcMiming you can go on forever without
noticing your butcher's. Some of those
days the German machine will break
down because tho men directing It make
no allowance for the limitations of flesh
A veteran of tho South African War
said of tho fighting In France:
"Tho Boer War was a game of skit
tles to this. The Germans came In
mnsses. It was llko shooting rabbits,
only as soon as you bbot one another
came up In his place."
The German strategy ot concentrating
artillery fire on one point for consider
able time had a terrible, effect on the
lien os of some soldiers. The din and
1 olse and scrruchlng of shells lu ter
rible. Many of the men stuff their
ears with cotton wool and tear up hand
kerchiefs for the bame purpose.
Crowds Gather on Streets,
Demanding the Truth.
Whispers of Socialist Up
rising in Interior of Ger
LONDON, Sept. 15.
Gloom prevails throughout Germany In
spite of tho German War Ofllco's denial
that tho Invasion of Franco has been
checked, according to dispatches received
here, Excitement ovor report, of Ger
man defeats persist and In Borlln peoplo
aro congregating on tho streets, demand
ing to know the truth. In Munich nows
papor offices are besieged.
Advises from Berlin admit repulses at
some points owing to tho preponderance
of the nlllcs' forces, but declares that
these at the most aro but partial victories,
not hindering tho general German ad
vance, It declares that the bnttlo In
Franco was without decision up Ull Mon
The Government Is making publlo only
some of tho losses and the newspapers aro
carrying only a small percentage of even
tho official lists, Thero Is declared to bo
grave discontent becauso tho Government
has failed to make any provision for tho
unemployed. Business generally Is at a
standstill and'tho loading Socialist news
papers are complaining because tho Gov
ernment Is employing prisoners on road
work Instead of hiring German unem
ployed. Sotno of the reports received from Inte
rior Germany say that already thero are
whispers of an uprising by the Socialists,
who feel that the country has been de
ceived bv the Knlser. Theso reports, how-
ever, are extremely vague and Impossible
Letters to tho Dally Telegrnph from Its
correspondent nt Stockholm say that Ber
lin has undergone startling changes In
the last two weeks. Tho singing, shout
ing, enthusiastic mob that thronged the
streets a fortnight ago has divided Into
hundreds of little groups that stand nbout
discussing news ot tho day In low voices.
The stream ot humanity that nightly
coursed up nnd down I'nter den Linden
has thinned. It has lost Its bolsterous
ness. Landsturm call to colors has drawn
heavily on tho male population in Ber
lin. Women All beer garden now, with
a sprinkling of older men and, hero and
there, soldiers in grny carrying arms In
slings. Confidence was the spirit of all
two weeks ago; today It Is doubt.
$5,000,000 FUND FOfjj NEEDY
Methodist Ministers Finn Relief for
Aged, Sick and Dependent.
CHICAGO, Sept 15. A plan to ralso a
fund of 6,000,000 for aged and sick Metho
dist minister and their dependents tvas
outlined here today at tho Methodist
ministers meeting by J. C. Itlngcly, cor
responding secretary of tho board of
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church of the World. A committee was
appointed to further the suggestion.
Methodist clergymen hero were much
Interested when told today of the Chi
cago plan. Thoy gavo It their Indorse
ment nt tho last annual meeting of the
The Rev. Dr. Frank P. rnrkln, a dis
trict superintendent, said church peoplo
wora beginning to believe that the men
Who gavo their lives, nfter spending much
time and money for education, to the
causa of Christianity, wero deserving of
as much consideration as policemen, fire
men, soldiers, sailors nnd others when
old and unablo to work.
According to tho plan of Dr. Hlngcly,
Philadelphia clorgymen unable to work,
or those dependent on them for support,
would receive $10 pension annually for
each year the minister had been In nctlvo
pastoral work. Between SO and 100 per
sons In the conferonco would benefit.
ROAKS GIVE WAR AS
REASON WHY RATES
SHOULD BE RAISED
Officials o f
Commerce Commission to
FERTILE FIELD FOR
Interdiction of Austro-Ger-man
Wars and Stoppage of
European Trade Creates
MAYOR BLANKENBURG HOME
AND READY FOR WORK
$1000 TOWARD RELIEF
FUND FOR PALESTINE
Contributions at Meeting Addressed
by Brnndeis and Doctor l,evia.
An appeal for aid for about "joo jw
scattered throughout the JSionUt eoumtoa
in I'Bicniuio uuu n arc now sunTerinif
privation as a re.ult of the K jropean
war was made by Louis It. Brundois
lawyer and publicist of Boston, and Dr"
Shimriyuha Levin, a former member of
the Douma and would-rnu.wn. d Jewljh
Nationalist leader, at a meeting last nht
tn Musical Fund Hull. The meeting nr
held under tho auspices of th Konit
Jt was explained that because of the
war In Europe tha material support that
Jews In Palestine hitherto had received
from their brethren in all paru of
Europehas ben tut off. it S tho
purpose of the Zionist Federation to col
lect a fund of JIGO.GOO in th luUntry
for the relief of the destitute- in PuUg.
tine. Contributions of 10"0 were received
at last night's meeting. In addition to
the two speakers brought here, In Suhj,
mon Soils-Cohen, of this city, made a
FIND MISSING PHILADELPHIA
ATLANTIC CITY, N J., Sept 15 -Jacob
Llchteustein, 72 earg old, a wealthy I'hll
adelpbla.11. who UiMppeared from t
home ot bin tons lure uiih jl laie sum
of money In hia pof.-nni .mj ,, n
was feared, had n-et wit", f- il i' d 14
been found Jn, Ynunrrstown I Utives
of the a,ed wanderer left today 10 or.ng
Negro Butler Says He Fired nt Sup
Shot flrd at a supposed burglar early
today, from an upner window in the home
of J. C Xohllt, a retired bulnn.s man. '
610 Bbt M-j mt PUasant ovenue, Herman- '
town, lesulii'd in the arrnt of I'larenm j
Ooldcn. -j y.am old, a negro who is but- '
ler for th NoblitK. Golden wa nrraign.d '
In tho (iermantonn iu,iu station, ai.'l !
held in .' bail for court charged with
The police aaid the man really shot at
I(n said his employer vim In Conton, and
he with hN uite had been left In rharg
of tho p!ao. Early thU morning, he
Mild, ho noticed a fusplcioua looking figure
tr l!n about the houno. "It did not
look like a dug," the butler stated, "and
when t c,il!ed it disappeared. When I
saw It agaii. I tiri'd ii-vr.il tlmpn "
Effort are being made to communicate
with Mi. Nob'it In ordr to receive o0.
MAN ENTERS WI?ONG HOUSE
Arrested When He Mistakes Neigh
bors Place as His Own,
William Wat-rlrger, JUS Dover street,
an employe of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company, entered the housu of
I a neighbor today thinking it uaa his
own, and was arrested on suspicion of
being a bur.'lai. Inter he was arraigned
in the Jtitii and York streets police sta
tion and held In J500 ball for a furthor
Samuel Sehliger, 113 Povor street,
whose residents Waterberger mistook in
tho darkness for hia own, told Magistrate
JJorrls he had nevtr aeen the defendant
before today. Later Mrs. Waterberger
appeared and identified her husband.
eOI,QGNE PAPER SUPPRESSED
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 15.
A dispatch from Cologne says that tho
Cologne Volks Zeltung was suspended
on September U becuu.se it published an
article criticising the Kaiser's accusation
that Ilelgian priests bad tommltted cruel
ties upon Injured German nurses.
UNIONIST RUMORS DENIED
Lord Lansdowne Declares They Will
Support the Government.
LONDON. Sept 15 -Flat denials of
tumors that the Cnlonists would refuso
to iiji k the Covernment In its war pol
1 y w.13 mnl tn the House of I-orda u
' iy by L' id Lausdjwm- He deared
'hi 01 r- ni"', ivoij cununue to sup
port the Government.
MAN MUST EXPLAIN IF
HE SEES HIS WIFE OUT LATE
So Judge Declares in Domestic Re- 1
lations Court. j
That n man who fees his wife on tlw
stieet at 3 o'clock tn the momlnc must
tie prepared to glvo his own i.'ason for
being there was one of the principles
l.'ild down today by Judge liroun In the
Domestic Relations Court
William Trnlnor. 1'.32 Titan street, ,
brought into court on an attachment for
being In arrears on a $2 a week support I
ord-i. told Judge Hrown that he did not
fbjecl to paying the money to his wife, !
Helen, of E5t Dickinson striet, but he
did not "like to bo made a fool of " '
"I saw her sitting on the steps at 3 i
o'clock In tho morning with another '
man. and that Is one of the reasons why '
I bt ppecj puylng the mder," eald Tratnor. 1
"Vhai wero you doing on tho street
at 3 o'clock In tho morning?" asked Judge
Brown. "Do you think that you have
more right than your wife to be out ttt
"Well, Vour Honor," eald Trainor,
meeting tho issue, "I was out at that 1
time In order to watch my wife."
Trainer gavo furthor reasons In his ef
fort to' sho. thut his wife was not en
titled to even a small weekly sum toward
1 er support, ftho, on tho other hand, nc
cused her husband of Intoxication.
Trainor seemed satisfied w hen he had
presented his wife's alleged Miortcoiutn-jd
to the court ond raid the arrearakex
amounting to Jpi Divorce proceedings
Instituted b Mrs. Trainor, are pending
DISSATISFIED BANKS TO
HAVE NO HEARING NOW
Re-districting Petitions Must Walt
Until New System Is Orgnaized.
WASHINGTON, Sept. lS.-Demands of
New Jersey banks to be included In the
Now York icgional reserve bank dis
trict: of Baltimore to be excluded from
the Richmond district; of umaha to be
excluded from the Kansas City district,
and other similar protests will not bo
ncted upon until after tho new currency
system is organized and placed in oper
11 lion, membeis of the Federal Reserve
Board said today. To suspend opera
tion of tli j now bank system until such
protests can be settled would lay tho
board open to criticism, members stated.
Tull and formal hearings will be
given the complaining cities, which may
consume months tho hoard pointing out
that it has power to redlstrict cities at
any time, but pending tho hearings, the
divisions of the "orgnnzutlon committee"
will be put into effect.
Loan and Transit Message Completed.
To Discuss Penrose Later.
The Mayor and Mrs. Blankenburg ar
rived nt North Philadelphia Station this
morning from Atlantic City, and the for
mer raid with a broad smllo that he
was ready for action. His first official
act was to close the straw hat season.
Mrs Blankenburg brought tho Mayor's
blark fedora from Atlantic City, and at
her resquest, he donned It ns ho got in
When questioned concerning Pennsyl
vania politics and the opposition to Sen
ator Penroso, Mr. Blankenburg said slg
nltlcnntly, "I will have something to say
about that In a few days." He said that
his message to Councils on the loan prop,
osltlon was virtually completed, nnd thai
the transit sltuntlon would nlso bo dealt
with In the communication.
Although he looked tired, tho Mayor
said ho felt very well and would prob
ably bo in his office tomorrow. He went
to Atlantic City two weeks ago after
closing his home at Pocono Pines.
CHILDREN SAVE FATHERS
FROM SENTENCE BY COURT
Clemency Is Granted Because
The nine children of Frederick Hart
man, 2210 Pratt street, saved him from
prison today. Hartmnn was arrested on
a charge of cruelty preferred by his wife.
He was arraigned before Magistrate
Campbell in tho Bclgrado and Clearfield
strests police station.
The Mnglstrate was about to cend Hart
man to the Houte of Correction when lie
learned that he hnd nine children to sup
port. After scathingly denouncing him
fur his neglect, he sent Hnrtman back to
work and advised Mrs. Hnrtman to take
the matter up with the Municipal Couit,
If her husband again failed to provide for
Six llttlo children and his wlfo saved
Harry Barr, a Oladwyn, Montgomery
County farmer, from being lined todny by
Magistrate Grellls. for driving Into Phila
delphia with a horso that wua badly
crippled. Mct'urry and Vennlo, agents for
the Society for tho Prevention of enmity
to Animals, arrested Barr In Manayunk.
He said he bought the horso for $12 two
days ago, and was compelled to use it to
make money to support his large family.
Tho hoise wns taken from him and ho
Orent opportunities aro available for
tho establishment of an enormously In
creased export trade with Canada In
"mado In America" goods, according to
Dudley Bartlctt, chief of the Foreign
Trndo Bureau of tho Philadelphia Com
mercial Museums. These opportunities
aro a direct result of tho European wnr,
through the notion of the Canadian Min
ister of Customs In prohibiting tho im
portation Into Canada of goods from Ger
many and Austria-Hungary. Tho Im
ports from theso two countries Into Can
ada amounted In round numbers to ?1S,
000,000 nnnually. It wns also pointed out
that the Imports from France, Belgium
and Russia, which for the tlmo being
arc as effectively cut off as If they wero
forbidden, amounted approximately to
20,000,000 a year. So this prohibited and
Interrupted import trade of Canada totals
"It Is reasonable," Chief Bartlett says,
"to assumo that Canada will be In tho
market for substitutes for tho goods
which mako up this total. That they
will have to be Imported Is a reasonablo
assumption. It Is hardly likely that tho
Canadian manufacturers nt this tlmo aro
in a position to make up the deficit,
though they may solze tho moment to
develop along tho necessary manufactur
ing lines. This leaves two alternatives:
Importation from Great Britain or from
the United States. It Is hardly reason
able to expect that British manufac
turers will be nblo to take advantago of
the present opportunity. On tho other
hand. It would not bo surprising if im
ports from tho mother country, which
amounted to $13D,01G,3K last year, should
be temporarily curtailed."
The present opportunity for American
manufacturers In Canada Is principally
In tho lines hero enumerated. And to
make the Information of practical value
the importation on the lines given from
each of tho belligerent countries are nlso
given for the fiscal year ending March
$13,321 : Trance, $0373;
WASHINGTON, Sept. lS.-OmCah of
tho Pennsylvania Railroad and other
eastern railroads todny appeared before
tho Interstate Commerco Commission and
presented fads nnd figures on why the
i-oiiiiiiission snould ronnpn n,
cent, freight rnto case.
The railroads assort that tho European
war, which has caused a marked falling
oft In nil lines of business, hoe Injects
a now factor In their business, nnd on
these grounds thero should ho a shear
ing of tho case, when tho railroads will
have an opportunity of presenting details
on new facts thnt have arisen since tho
commlslon nnnounced Its negative da
clslon. Railroads west of Chicago, not partlci
to tho "B per cent." case, are also ex
pected to request rate raises, It was re
More liberal treatment In rate cases
by Stato railway commissions la ono ot
tho results tho railroads anticipate from
the President's rcsponso yesterday.
Alba B. Johnson Member of Body
Which Will Plan Commercial
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.-Secretary
Redflcld today announced tho personnel
of tho commlttco which will meet to
consider the Latln-Amcrlcan financial and
tr.ido problems attending tho European
otrife. The following wero Invited to be
come members of tho committee:
William A. Gaston, president of tha
National Shawmut Bank, ot Boston.
Harry A. Wheeler, vice president of tha
Union Trust Company, of Chicago.
Alba, B. Johnson, president of the Bald
win Locomotive Works, of Philadelphia,
Robert Dollar, of San Francisco; W. D.
Simmons, of St. Louis.
Fairfax Harrison, President of the
Lewis W. Parker, of Greenville, S. C.
W. B. Campbell, of Cincinnati.
John Barrett, of tho Pan-American
Dr. C. J. Owens, of the Southern Com
A number of tho nbovo liavo already
signified their willingness to serve.
This committee will plan for the com
mercial opportunity open to both North
nnd South America. A system of ex
change also will bo planned for the pro
duction of revenue to move crops and
for the development of trade enterprises.
KAISER DARES FOE'S BULLETS
German Emperor in Danger Zone at
LONDON. Sept 15.
Reports received hero say that Emperor
William is causing his htaff gient anxiety
by getting Into the danger zone. The
Topograph's correspondent icports from
Pontolso that during the lightlns; about
Nanacv his stalf had to force him to
withdraw to a .safer place.
MISSIONARY ARMY PLANS
Germany. $2 1.Ml'i.
llrooms rrame. $lin..'lll. Germany, ?J3,02!.
Clocks Germany, $lllifft,Vi.
Cutlers Germany. JlOo.OOO.
Glaus tableuaro und cat slasi 'Auslrla-Hun-cary,
?.-1.21S: Germany, itH.'Hi).
Hosiery, cotton Germany, $441, fclie.
Lamp chimneys Austria-HunKari, J1S.1E0:
Sugar Germany, $20!). Sfi,-;,
Tublowara and china Austria-Hungary,
$7.:.72S; Germany. $.100.riMl.
Ttre, locomothe and cur nhccls-Gcrmany,
W.iolen undern ear Germany. $20MM.
Woolen knit Koods Germuny. -lo,ls.).
Regarding the Canadian tariff. Biitlsh
goods enter Canada under the "preferen
tial tariff." inrst of tho Fiench goods
under tho "Intermediate tarllf" and nil
American goods under the "general tar
iff." The pnferenco given to British
goods Is generally from 20 to 40 per cent,
of tho duties en American goods.
COLONEL FUSEY RETURNS
SCRAPE LEAD FROM EYEBALL
Hospital Physicians Save Eye of a
Physicians at the episcopal Hospital
worked sevtral bourn tudu c raping lead
specks from the ejeballs of Harold Bold
zen, 29 years old. of Jin North Fifth
The lead. In a molten Matt, had been
thrown in hie face by the foriu of .1 small
explosion which happened when ho was
pouring hot metal into a mold at the
Knterpiisc Manufacturing Company's
plant at Third and Dauphin streets.
The physicians at the hospital cay he
will not loss I1I4 sUht
PARTY TITLE PRE-EMPTED
An affidavit, pre-empting the title "The
Fiierated Citizens Party of the Four
teenth R. oresontauve DlnrlU" as u
political appellation has been filed In
Court of Common Pleas No X
Executive Committee Will Meet To
Tho Palmer-McCormlck League has Is
sued a call for n meeting of tho Executtvn
Committee at 3 o'clock tomorrow after
noon, and for a meeting of the general
body at 8-30 tomorrow nlsht. Announce
ments of further ward organizations will
be announced at that time.
1 p to today organizations have been
perfected In 29 wards. Tho lat of theso
v.,-, b he Second Ward lust night, whero
i John C. McOinnis was chosen chairman.
DINNER TO CAPTAIN CAMERON
Men prominent in the administrative
ond professional life of the city gave a
dinner to Captain Itoneit Cameron, chief
of tho Detective Ilurruu. at the Hotel
-Majestic last night as n testimonial to
his efficiency and character Those pres
ent wero Assistant District Attorney
Joseph p. Rogers, ex-Governor William
M. Hunn. A. H- L. Shields, Charles West.
Police Captains Nicholas Kenny and
George Tempest. John A. McCarthy.
James S. McCartney. Lieutenant George
Boston, Frederick T. Chandler and
Interested While in Canada in Mo
bilization of the Troops.
Colonel Fred. Taylor Pusey. of Gover
nor Tener's staff, has returned from a
motor trip through t'anndn. mado spe.
dally interesting by tho sight of mobil
Uatlon of the Canadian troops for the
Colonel Pusey said that tho patriotism
of the Canadians tan high, and even lono
soldlors in uniform were greeted by cheers
of the men and the hand-clapping of the
Culonel Pusey did not see any of the
troops dpart, but the men were armed and
1 early for the call. At Quebec the Col
onel and Mrs. Pusey har. tne c-jui.seiH
Nlobe. E.ex and Glory In the harbor.
Thero was a constant stream of visitors
to the ships.
Tho Canadians, according to Colonel'
Pusey, aro confident of the victory of the
English arms, and me .'endlnsr loyal aid
to the mother country. Colonel nnd Mrs.
Pusey were away three weeks.
Jewelry and Revolver Stolen.
The homo of John A-tr-sm, "'.12 North
Nineteenth street, was r0Luea of a e
volver and Jewelry valued at about 1275.
i this morning.
COFFEE LEADS TO PLEDGE
Magistrate Makes One Sign and
Because a cup of coffee bad not been
paid for. Magistrate Grellls made one
man elgn tho plede. and held another In
JEO0 bail for causlnc a disturbance todav
In the restaurant of Mrs. Rose Bowman
4461 Ridge avenue. "
Thomas Muiph, a laborer, asreed not
to drink intoxicants again, while Clarence
Leftter, also a laborer, who said he had
no home, went to Jail In default He said
he had been .drinking The me" fere
awested by McLaughlin, a policeman, and
iuUon!a SS ,n thS Th,rlenh Strict
SCOTCH GIANT HERE
Alien Is Asked to Be Sented During
A Scotch giant confronted Inspector
Raines, of tho Iininigiation lltneau, to
day when h boarded the lirltlHh stenm
nlilp Gxulnna. upon her nrilvul hern from
Lelth, Scotland. Barnes Is no midget, but
tho youth towered so far above him thnt
tho Inspector Invited the passenger to bo
seated while tho usual ullen cxniiiliiatlun
wns being conducted.
Tli- Scott hnuin gavo his ago as. 20 years.
He was six feet five and one-quarter
Inches, and weighed nearly 2f) pounds.
He nald he was John Cherr.v , front Musse.
boro, Smtlnnd. bound for New Oilenns, to
mnke his home with his uncle, William
S. riliill. When asked whv ho d(j not
enlist In tho army to help Ilnglanil crush
Germany, he sn'd he felt that tho British
army could t.tko emu of lueif without
his assistance, but If he felt that ho was
needed he would icturn.
Patrolman Overtakes One Who Fled
From Social Service Home,
One of the tbre Arls who escaped Sat
urday nlL'ht Fiion the Court of Social
.Service Home, 1101 Summei street, was
.,iii.,iii.i ui 1 11 iiutK mis morning at
Sixth and Walnut streets by Pjiiolman
Wairen. of he Thlid nnd Ho Lnncey
stre.-ta station. Tho policeman noticed a
girl trying to bhleld herself fiorn the
glow of the electric arc lampu as she
walked ery cautiously across the street
When the policeman approached, tho uiri
starttd to run. but was won overtaken
by the policeman. Ilcli.g unablo to give
a ratUfnctoiy explanation of her actions
idle was taken to the Central pollca sta.
The girl gave her name as Joepblnc
BokUiue. . years old, marrlod. mid taid
her home was In Mt Carmel. pa On
further questioning the prUoner told of
her escape from the home Saturday iiurlit
by tlns bed clothe together and using
them a a rope to deacend from a second-story
Ono of tho girls who escaped Is sti't
M yews' od!" name U II,en aalIa3"cr.
Weapons Will Be Bibles and Books
Instead of Firenrms.
Mexico Is to lie Invaded again, prob
ably bofoio Christmas. But this tlnu
the army will bo composed of both men
and women nnd they will carry bookj
and BlblcH instead of rllles and cart
ridges. The Invasion will be a campaign
In which almost every foreign mission
board that has ever been In the Mexican
Hold will unite.
The gieat plans for tho Invasion wers
explained today at the first autumn
meeting of tho Woman's Foreign Mis
sionary Society of tho Presbyterian
Church, in Westminster Hall, bs MIsj
Blanche B. Honlne, one of the mission,
nrles who had to return to America Sin
has slnco been staying at her old honw
As the outcome of n conference of th
foreign boards Interested In tlin work In
Mexico, held In Cincinnati. O.. It has
been decided to throw denominational
prejudice aside and to have all the mis
slonniles return In a body and to labor
It Is planned to have one I'n tctant
Church to bo known us the "Hvangcileal
Cliuich, and to have a school with eath
congregation. Also 0110 theological s I100I
Is to bo conducted, tho object nf which
will be to train nil the natlv mission
aries, and ovontually a union college U
to bo established.
Miss Bonlne said Dr. A. W. Haley, of
New Vork, ono of the leadri-. i tit
movement to unite tho work, iHi-d hf
that ho hoped tho Invasion might sooa
The missionary told of lecelvlng letter!
from friends, saying that the Liberal
leaders were turning Catholic c hun'liei
Into schools and finteinal Inillilin-'-. the
convents Into playgrounds, and priests'
homes Into imrrucks for soldiers On
this account Miss lionlno t-ald. there wai
much fear among nilvsiuii.tn s thut th
people might abandon all t h itian
chuichea betnre they can get I'd' k "
labor amour them.
.Mrs. W. S. Holt, Who led the mcct'nf,
praised President Wilson foi settliu ..-id
a day of prajer fur peace in Km ope, ana
prayers wero offered for un e.ul. n&
ul the conflict by several nf the woines
presont. Mrs. Holt expressed f.n that
the war might be detrimental to the for
eign mlsionnry finances.
Mrs. Wlllium II. Gtcen spoke of th
West Africa mission.
WAR HERO'S BODY UNCLAIMED
NBW VORK, Sept. 15 -John iien.
jeara old. one of the heroes of tb Ii"e'
war. vlio was praised for biucrv b ttl
lato King Kdwnrd VII. of Ciml-tnd -U
be burled In Potter's Field h.-i. ni,3i
Ids elsler or some other person i...nu ntf
Green died last Sunday night H-
horn near Ijondon. nnd seivtd in:ui cr
In the Hrilikh army, lu one
gagemenU against the Roei -be.u.r
of his t'igiment w.-u- I 'I
lil-usped the colors, and lum
head of Ids troops, sum 4 '
scarred iluii in iicir fit '
i-,lmi' nt won in, i'l'Iii , 1 1
foot .''is .-huiliie.l i 1 ' '
ampul 1 lei m 1 , 1 1 ,
closi of the war i . 1 1 1
sequcntly tauKhl mi 0
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.