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PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
REFUSE TO LEAP BUT
MUM AT HEDGES
Thoroughbreds Show Shock-
,. ing Presence of Ordinary
Appetites Heavy Skies
Threaten, But Crowd
the clinging (town mllndy wears tvlth charm-
Injt. lisaome KMce,
The dainty feathere.I, pert chapeau that
frames her classic face,
The shoes, the dove and ffms she near at
Bryn Mar's s early ho.
Tell why aome never see the hore who to
the turnout go.
BRYN MAWR, Pa.. Sept. ri-Danclna
nd hungry horses which did the hesi
tation, chewed hedge Instead of Jump
ing over them, and otherwise performed
In a manner decidedly unelubby, fca
hired the hunters and Jumpers' das'
which was first judged today at the
Bryn Mawr Horse Show. During; the
ntlre Initial compeltlon there was not
one spill from a Held of 3$ entries. Thli
1 a remarkable thins "hen one con
siders past performances.
The first arrival. acting In a decldedl.v
Uncalled for manner considering his birth,
was Benjamin, en entry of Hubert U.
Gerry, of New York. Benjamin stopped
hort when ho came to a hedge in fnnt
of the grandstand and began to partake
Of a late breakfast. Horrified Judges
rushed to the rescue of the hedrp nml
the horse was turned off the oval for
bad manners. Benjamin's conduct the
last two days has been quite naught v
esterday he upset Lurman Stewart in
a spectacular manner in front of the
Xrandstand and otherwise cavorted In a
manned decidedly unbecoming to well
Xaplay showed terpslchorcan proclivi
ties. Hermanus, a Highland Farm entrv
of John It. Valentine's, danced about the
tan bark In a mannr which would have
occasioned the envy of a Vernon Castle.
Every step was hesitation and despite
the lashings aJminlstered by I-urman
Stewart, his ridr, Hermanus tripped
about the ring in recklees fashion. Not
until he had finished the dance did the
animal consent to take the jumps.
MR. TOWNSAND THROWN.
TVhat at first looked like a serious acci
dent happened early today at the Bryn
JIawr home of John R. Valentine, when
J. Taylor Townscnd, of New York, was
hurled to the ground by a vicious horse
belonging to Robert L. Gerry, of New
York. Mr. Townsend, who Is a house
suest of the. "V alentlnes, was trying out
the animal when It threw him. His ear
"was badly cut. but he Insisted the Injury
yas not bad and rode a horse in the first
""iters and jumpers' class, wearing a
.tndage over his head.
"Robert L. Gerry's Hamsah, winner of
the Radnor Challenge Cup on Wednes
day, captured a blue ribbon In the hunt
ers' and Jumpers' class, the first judged
today. " None of the horses whose
peculiar performances featured tht con
test took a prize. Second honors went
to Branton. of Stronla Farms, a Balti
more stable, while Huntley, another of
the Gerry horses, took third. Hard, Mrs.
Eobert Wadsworth's horse, came in for
One of the Interesting mounts In the
first class was London Smoke, A. Henry
Hlgginson's horse, which took every Jump
in fine style but one His aversion to this
particular obstruction caused him to halt
tfddenly In front of It. and Instead of
jumping, stepped deliberately over the
Tails. Laughter from the stands greeted
HE4.VY SKJES THREATEN.
Gray skies and surly clouds greeted
early morning arrivals. But It takes
more than these uncertainties to dampen
the enthusiasm of a typical horse show
crowd once spectators got the habit of
being present at the Judging. The possi
bilities of a spill or the thrills of excite
ment when sleek hunters, handled in a
masterly manner, go gracefully over dlf
Jflcult Jumps, far autwelgh any misgiv
ings caused by a possibility of rain.
And so people kept coming into the
Otands and walking about the rails. Tr ue,
ttraw hU and other Palm Beach attire
jave way to raincoats and typical fall
keadsear, but all that goes with the
hange in climatic conditions, and ruin or
Ihine, warm or cold, the Bryn Mawr show
Mover fails to attr.ict crowds of hunting
nthuslasta and lovers of the horse. The
attendance this ear is augment d by tlw
odmbinatlon hound show, which Is being'
beld in conjunction with the other fash
la nabl e event.
Disappointed horse owners whose saddle
fcerse entries have failed to come up to
tije expectations of admirers, will hae
Mother opportunity today to enter their
trbring of non-winners in the consolation
lass. This event is open only to non
Hnners. The horse show catalogue doe
mt record the names of those animals
"Wtdch are to compete In this event, and
ae of the chief topics of conversation
attong typical rail birds naturally is
Jlch horses will b entered.
INTEREST IN TODAY'S PROGRAM
Today's events comprise In their en
tirety probably one of the most Interest
Sajf programs of the week. Hunters and
Jttmpers figure particularly In the list.
Sa th obedience class, run off shortly
xfnre noon, awards were made to the
BSIM making the best showing over a
aeries of nine successive jumps, threo
truer at a walk, three at a trot and three
a a canter Manners in this contest
Hrefe especially considered.
The ladles' obstacle driving class, which
U tn be seen shortly after the noon re
eu, is another contest in which grace
ful driving and skilful handling of horses
ttnier difficult conditions are shown to a
great advantage. The prize in this event
la lven for the best driving by a lady
Ja a two-wheeled cart through obstacles
placed at certain distances and agles In
kr path The cup Is presented by Mrs
fr. Lyttel! White
High steppers In harness are also ex.
pected to please the afternoon crowd tt
tii show The famous Pandora, from
guiuel M. Vauclaln's Broadlann Farms,
t Rosemont. Is an entry. This, horse
hi taken prizes several times during the
irrk. Another well-known horse which
ariO be seen in this class Is The Whip,
from Broadlawn Farms. Charles R,
Hamilton's Senator is another entry.
Shetland ponies will be shown by chll
flren this afternoon.
HUNT CLASS WITH HOUNDS.
Just before the closing event late this
Afternoon, a hunt class with hounds will
1m shown over the oval in front of the
X similar event was run off on Tuesday,
tut so late In the afternoon that many
parsons had already left the grounds.
The hunt rlass with hounds is on of the
most picturesque events In today's Judg
ing. Three hunt clubs with riders and dogs
aro entered. The prize Is for the best three
hunters from any recognized club to be
shown with five couples of English hounds
by tho master and two whips In hunt uni
form After a ride about the Inner
course, the dogs nre kenneled and ludged
The competition In this class today Is
between the Middlesex fox hounds. Bran
dwlne Hunt and Hnrtford County
hounds. The cup Is presented by the
The Coilnthlnn class, open to nit hunt
eis qualified or green shown over the
outside course, will conclude the day's
Avonte THU iMnsa Ih also to be ridden
t nmh... nt l.m.t ,'1nlia In rnqtume I
Nearly every horse which has accom
plished nti thing during the week will
lie enteied Willow King, RnlU neither
and St Winifred, from aim Riddle
Farms. Louis C. Clark's Tcmplnr Maim
and High Hall, belonging to K. B. Mc
Lean; Robeit L. Gerry's Hams.ih, win
ner of the Radnor Challenge Cup. Sloe
Gin and Wild Irishman. Tallan, Lone Ben
nnd many other famous hunteis will be
among the competitors.
HOUND SHOW ENDS TODAT
Todav marks the last of the hound
show, and special prices are being award
ed to winners In the various competi
tion'! Among the hounds, the principal
entries are from the Middlesex. Hart
ford County and Brnndywlne hounds,
while Brandywlne. Cheshlie Hartfoid
Comitv. Ukridge Middlesex, Green Spring
ValW and Pickering hounds are entered
In the fnx terrier class.
The fn terriers will compete In an In
teresting evnt known as digging. With
each pack of hunting dogs there Is nl
wns a small terrier used to chase the
fnx from drain pipes or other covers.
The ability along this line will be dem
onstrated by entries In the working cla-s
Clas S2. quallfled or pren hunters which
hae never unn a prbe or rltibon at any
rccml7eil show Won hv llnmah owned
hv Robert L. Gerry, second, llr.intoti, from
Strontla Farm, third. Huntlc:. owned by
Robert t. Ocrn . fourth. H.ird. owned bj
Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth. First prize J3,"i,
second prize fir,.
FLUTTERING WINGS MAY DISAPPEAR FROM CITY HALL
FOR REGISTRATION IN
FIGHT ON PENROSE
I VILLA PREPARING
TO SEND HIS ARMY
Concentrating Troops at Chi
huahua and T o r r e o n .
Felix Diaz and Huerta's
Successor to Aid New Revolt.
By LEWIS T. MATSON
EL PASO, Tex., Sept. '.'S The real
situation south of the Rio Grande was
hidden today behind the curtain of censor
ship, and by General Francisco Villa, who
has taken up arms against his former
chief. Provisional President Vcnustlano
It Is known however that Villa Is hur
riedly concentrating troops at Chihuahua
City and at Torreon.
Requests sent to Villa for an expression
upon the statement Issued by Can-anza In
Mexico City, in which the Provisional
President expressed the belief that peace
would soon be restored, brought no reply.
Political leaders throughout Mexico
are taking sides and it Is leported that
General Felix Diaz, a nephew of the
ex-President Porflrlo Diaz, and Francisco
Carbajal, who succeeded Vlctoriano
Huerta as President, are hurrying to El
Paso to offer their services to Villa.
Great activity exists In Juarez. Train
loads of supplies are being sent south
ward. It is evident that for weeks Villa
has been preparing for this emergencj.
His aides declared that the Vlllalsta
army has enough ammunition and pro
visions to last "until Mexico City is
VILLA PREPARING SURPRISE.
There is a Villalsta Junta here and an
other at Houston. There revolutionary
headquarters are making vigorous efforts
to cloak all of Villa's movements. It
Is evident that Villa wants to deliver a
surprise atack against the army which
Carranza is sending northward from thi
The United States authorities arc con
fident that there will not bo any fighting
along the border, which would Imperil
the lives of Americans on United States
soil or American property. It la con
fidently believed that the fighting will
take place in the southern part of the
State of Chihuahua or even farther south.
Villa Is going to lead his troops In
person, whereas General Carranza In
tends to remain In Mexico City, leav
ing field operations to members of his
There is a feeling of anxiety apparent
on the part of the representatives of
General Villa as to what side, if any
the United States Government will take
Since the embargo on arms and ammu
nition was lifted vast quantities of war
supplies have been shipped through the
Juarez custom house. If the embargo
U again established It will be regarded
as evidence that the United States Is
opposed to the Villa uprlsng Op the
other hand, if this passive assistance is
given to the one-time bandit. Villa prob
ably wll look to the Government at
Washington as his friend
IF VILlA SHOULD WIN.
The question now is: What will happen
should Gensral Villa overthrow Carranza.
The belief Is strong all along the border
that Villa wl win, because he has the
peope with him. But the famous Con
stitutionalist general declares that he
will not be President of Mexico no mat
ter what haprens The logical conclu
sion is that Villa will put a man of hla
own choice In the National Palace and
then compel him to put through tho re
form measures which were formerly be
lieved to be the essence of the Constitu
tionalist party's principles. Chief among
thrse Is the distribution of land among
the peons. After this and other meas
ures have been adopted Villa Is expected
to disband the array. However, all this
Is dependent upon his winning.
Persons crossing the border declare that
sentiment in Northern Mexico is strong
ly in favor of Villa.
Calls on All Voters to
Qualify Table to Show
Work in 191 3 Prepared.
Alive to the necessity for a record
registration on October 3 to defeat Pen
rose, the Palmer-McCormick League has
had prepared a table showing by wards
the number of assessed citizens In 1113.
the number who registered on the three
das, and the number who entirely
neglected their right of suffrage last
year of falling to register and vote. The
tablo will be used in nn effort to bring
out every unregistered citizen on the last
registration day, October J
"The defeat of Penrose hinges to a
great degree upon a very large regis
tration on October 3," declared Roland
S Morris. Democratic State chairman,
this morning. "The facts and the figures
tearing upon this will be placed In the'
hands of our workers In every division
In Philadelphia, nnd our appeal to the
citizens will be to use the most power
ful weapon known In the fight against
Penroselsm, which Is their right to ths
ballot and the obligation which de
volves upon them to exercise this right."
Speeches urging all independent voters
to use their right of citizenship and re
Ister will be made In this city just prior
to the last registration day by Vance
C. McCormlck and William Draper Lewis.
It Is understood, further, that Colonel
Roosevelt's speech here on the night of
October 1 will be partly given over to
an appeal to the Individual citizen to
register and vote.
In the first two registration days this
yeir 152,510 citizens qualified. As the as
sessors lists show 379,577 citizens eligible
to vote If registered, there still remain
197 557 who can qualify October 3. On
the first two registration days last year
131,i) qualified, and on the Inst day
115.979. The total number eligible to reg
ister then was 372,t09.
The highest number ever re glstered In
this city wa3 in 1911, when the total was
29S.556. To equul this record M.OiS will
have to register on the final day this year,
which is nearly "Vi less than registered
on the final day lost year.
The table compiled by the Palmer-McCormick
league, showing the a.ssessments,
registrations nnd the percentage of voters
who neglected to go to the polls last year,
Assessed. Registered, tered.
O ! lllirgP?5C&3H WUHMIIld
CITY HALL PIGEONS
COO HAPPILY WHILE
000 Americans Leave Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN. Sept 2S.-The Scandl-navlan-Amerlcan
liner Oscar II sailed
Thursday with SCO Americans. The
xodus from Denmark; la about over.
First M 4,77S
5cond ...... 0,40" 2 0.1
Third I'.TSW -.1!
Fourth L'.ta? -.'.ivvi
Fifth ::.osn 2.ov.
Sixth 1.401 1.002
Seventh 7.712 4 71
ElBhth 3.441 5,:lti
Ninth 1.8VJ R03
Tcnti .1.052 3.3.10
Klu-entJi 1.72A 1.4V9
Twelfth 2.32 l.imi
Thirteenth 4,144 2,71.
Fourteenth ,1,217 3,1.!.
Plftefnth 10,203 7,217
Sixteenth 2.4M l.ti4
seventeenth 2.724 2,134
Eighteenth .MS 4,721
Nineteenth 12.3'1 !.2
Twentieth 12,023 7,1.711
Tw emy-nret s.47 1.W.1
T enty-f e oml 17.4SO 11,720
Twenty-thtrd ........ ".100 fi.WJ
Twenty-fourth ".211 K227
Twenty-fifth 0.432 fi.403
Twenty-sixth 12,112 S.27R
Twemy-sesenth r,,124 3,273
Twemj.elBhth 13.172 S.2JJ
Twenty-nlnth 7,031 B.132
Thirtieth 33l .073
Th!rty-nrt !? 5'SJ
Thtrtj -second 10..1S1 fi.ST
Thirty-thlnl 12.1H 7.W9
Thirty-fourth 14.402 s.aio
Thirty-fifth 2.no 2.051
Thlrts-slxth W.73S 10.4V
Thirty-seventh r.425 4.702
Thlrty-eUluh 14.10 n.o-W
Thirty-ninth 12 SJ3 . rt.10
Vortieth U 71 2
Forty-flm 3.0 2.01T
Forty. BePon3 ....... S.3TS .1.47.
F-.rJ-thlrd 12.M4 s.W
Forty-fourth Ml J2J,
Forty-fifth .4n 3.7M
T-orty-.Lth 1J.1S1 S.Wt
Fort seventh 7,473 4,6.8
Handful of Determined Wo
men All That Stands Be
tween Birds and Official
Decree of Extermination.
CRANE LIFTS WAGONS
New Method Hastens "Work of
A new method of accelerating founda
tion digging for a large office building is
being demonstrated dally at Chestnut and
Juniper streets. Thousands of pedestrians
stop every day to watch a heavy dump
wagon lifted easily from the street by a
crane, swung over the yawning excava
tion made for foundations and gently low
ered to the bottom.
By this method it is necessary to load
but om-e. L'nder the old system-laborers
tilled a big steel bucket at the bottom of
the excavation. This was swung up and
dumpt-d into the wagon A large amount
of dirt was, spilled and another force of
men had to be employed to handle the
bucket at the street. By the new-way
method the wagons are never delayed.
HIS PINAI. BEQUEST
They had arrested the moving picture
manager as a spy. He was droro-head-ed.
found guilty and sentenced to be
"Have you any parting request?" the
boss of the firing parti asked "Don't
make It too long "
The movie man nodded
"My operator," he said, "has never
veen a real execution Just let him turn
thi machine on the last scene and don't
-hurry It any." Cleveland Pta'n Dealer,
When Director Hartc, of the Depart
ment of Health and Charities, begins his
crusade against the pigeons of City Hall
Square, If he does shoot one, he will find
he must contend with Mrs. M. M. Hnlvey,
office manager of the Women's Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The crusade was to have bagun todav,
tout Mrs. Halve? headed a delegation of
women who called upon the Director.
He listened to their remonstmnce against
killing the pigeons and then stated he
would hold the matter under advisement.
Mrs. Halvey says there will be no
slaughter of the pigeons.
She lb not threatening In attitude or
anything like that, but her one aim Is to
save those birds.
Some people say that the City Hall
pigeons ate a nuisance. Others say thf
pigeons lend atmosphere to City Hall
Square. They liken them to pigeons of
St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice. Who"
would ever hear of St. Mark'n if It were
not for tho pigeons, they ask. If it were
not for St. Mark's. It Is argued, who
would ever hear of Venice. A few people,
perhaps, might remember It because of Its
wet highways and because a certain Bill
Shakcspeaie wrote a drama concerning a
mercant of the place.
There are a 'few friends of the pigeons
even In City Hall. Sheriff A. Lincoln
Acker sajs: "Let the pigeons stay. Drive
out the rats. I give those little pets of the
public nearly 100 pounds of feed each
week. There are a number of rats In
the City Hall that should be deposed of,"
said the Sheriff with a wise nod. What
he meant can only bo guessed tit.
When the City Hall was completed, nnd
before even the officeholders could select
comfortable chairs and desks that were
not meant for hard usage, the pigeons
arrived. They looked that big pile of
stone over and decided that under the
eaves was Just the place for them. It
was and has been for years.
THE FIRE HOSE AGAIN.
Director Harte Is contemplating aiming
a high-pressure. Are hose at the eaves and
drowning the pigeons. That was tried
once before during the Beyburn admin
istration. While "constant readers" wrote
to the newspapers protesting against the
cruelty, the wet pigeons, with crjes of
protest and anger, flew over to Broad
Street Station and lighted upon the train
shed. There they dried off, groomed
themselves and returned to the City Hall
as soon as the hofe ceased to be a menace
When a fire hose did not discourage
those olrds, Tim O'Learj. who then was
Assistant Director of Public Safety, got
busy. He Mild he knew pigeons all the
way from the homing variety to stool
pigeons. He knew as much about them
as he did about race nortes, and that
O'Leary Is the man who devised the
wire-screen scheme that is today seen
over all entrances to City Hall.
The screens, all credit to O'Leary. did
baffle the pigeons for several days. Some
birds flew home late In the evening, nnd
In not the best mental condition bumped
against the screens.
They became bruUed and wiser birds
Then the pigeons got used to the device
and cleverly ducked under the screens to
find their roosting places
A Janitor of tho City Hall came near
solving the pigeon question. He fed the
birds every morning and as they ate from
his hand on the City Hall roof be would
wring the necks of a half doien or so,
He did It quietly so as not to frighten
the flock. It ie said that Janitor ate
pigeon pot pie even for breakfast. He
died from appendicitis. The death certifi
cate did not state what effect a steady
diet of pigeons had upon him.
John Ritchie, a former detective, feeds
the pfgeons cver day He will miss the
birds If they are exterminated So will
a tall, klender young man who feeds the
pigeons even.' time they are photo
graphed. It Is remarkable how he can
bob up at the psychological moment and
set into the camera,' range.
TILTS FOLLOW FAST
Series of Tussels Start When
Pursuer's Shoes Give Rob
ber Warning While at
Although he was released from Jail
only a few days ago, Alexander Wat
ton may serve another long term be
cause of the quick artion of a womnn
and a downtown policeman.
He was entering the home of Mrs.
Anna Rosen, at 633 RItner stieet, yes
terday afternoon by way of a rear cellnr
window when Mrs. Sophia Jiffen. who
1 csldes in a rear street, saw him. She
told Policeman Handsforth. of tho
Koutth and Snyder avenue station, and
he also squeezed thiough the window.
On reaching the second floor the police
man came upon the man ransacking a
bureau. Handsfoith walked stealthily
toward tho Intruder and 'was Just about
to grab him when his new shoes
squeaked. The thief turned, grappled
with Handsforth and both rolled on the
"I'll go with you," Watson said finally,
and his cuptor took him to the street
while the women In the neighborhood
cheered, For a few yanls the pilsoner
walked complacently, but uiicn Hnnds
fotth relaxed his hold Mlghtl. Watson
tripped hlni and, ns the policeman fell,
ran out RItner stieet. A crowd of men
and bjs. with Handsforth In the lead,
pursued Watson. The policeman ill ed sev
eral shots, hut the man ran right on.
At Fifth stieet, Handsfoith itcaptured
him. but tho thief was still in lighting
mood nnd tiled to knock his cuptor out
with viclaus blowC which went wild. The
man was dually landed at the police sta
tion. On being seaiched, Jewell y valued nt
teveral hundred dollaia uut found in
WntEon's pockets. The booty Included
eight rings, a gold w,itch and a .stick
pin. The prisoner had several souvenirs
of his fights, a black eyo nnd n swollen
ear being the most prominent. He s.ild
he resided at Front and McKean streets.
Wntson was held under Jlafw ball this
morning by Magistrate Camon at tho
Fourth .street ard Snyder nvenuo station.
James Holmes, who for ten jears had
been sexton of tho United Prebbj terlan
Church, at Norrls Square, and for 33
years had conducted Its choir, tiled yes
terday nt his home 225S North Howard
street. He was 71 years old and In
apparent good sealth until six months
ago. Hla widow, three sons, Daniel,
auditor with Elsenlohr & Brothers;
James, a clerk at the Frankford Arsenal,
and Robert, and a daughter, Elsie, sur-vlve.
SUSPECT BOATS FOR
FEAR OF CAPTURE
Watched by British War
ships, Are Compelled to
Remain at Anchor in Dela
New York Butter-and Eggs,
NEW YORK. Sept 25-BL'TTER weak;
receipts, 773S pounds; en amery, gjOVic.
Suite dairy, tubs, :'3fi29c; imitation
ciamery, firsts 24fi3ijc.
EGGS, irregular and lower; receipts,
1010; nearby white, fancy, 33'g3Sc; near
by mixed, fancy, 25$2Sc; fresh, firsts.
'Bertie, dear liu, 1 can't enlist. I'm
getting married. ' announced Clltfoid, Im
pressively. Mairied1" echoed Clifford's pal. In
rather rude amazement "Who over to?"
"Little Miss Eardrop."
"Why, jou've only known her a week."
"Yes. but, Bertie, I saved her life yes
terday." "How?" Inquired the other, suspiciously.
"We were on the beach," recalled Clif
ford, dramatically. "She was bathing.
A great wave came and knocked her
'She came up once, went down again
Then I nulled myself toother nn1 with
a mighty effort
"Screamed for help, Bertie!" Harrtt-
Sailors, who have learned that the Nor
wegian steamships Fram and Sommer
sUd, now lying at this poit, arc liable
to capture by British warships, lefuse to
sail, compelling the essels to remain at
anchor In the Delaware River. It Is be
lieved that the ultimate destitution of tho
N01 w ugian steamships' cargoes Is tho
Gorman crulseis, Karlsruhe nnd Drcsdm
In tne Cailbbenu Sea. The m.istcis nnd
agent of the steamships ore anxious to
have them sail.
The Sommerstad cleared neatly two
weeks ago and was followed several days
later by the Fram. Both have curgocs
of ship supplies, coal and fresh water
on boaid. While the cargoes aro of
suspicious character, custom house of
ficials declare that its both have cleared
for neutral ports they cannot bo pre
vented from sailing. Tho Sunnnerstud
cleaied for Cadiz, Spain, and the Fr.un
for Pernnmbuco, Brazil.
Four other Noiwcglnn steanishlps, each
carrying blmllnr cargoes have left hero
during the past two montlis. Shipping
men have asserted that they believed the
cat goes wcie never Intended for tho port
of clc-arance, but were being delivered at
sa to German cruisers. Their deductions
were based upon the fact that thu Karls
ruhe and Diesdeu which are prying upon
British and French commerce In the Car
ibbean have never had to put into uny
port for supplies since war was declared;
that this port never shipped such cargoes
prior to the outbreak of hostilities; that
the fresh air, more than a. -vessel's
ordinary supply for their own use, was
placed on board and the nonreport of
tho ve-ascls having reached their destina
tion. The United States Got eminent, t was
said at the Custom House, is powerless to
stop the sailings oi tho steamships, even
though the ciicumstunllul evidence was
sttongly in faior uf tho cargoes going to
Unman ships. AH 1 tiles 01 nctitialltj , it
was said, are observed. The vessels would
have to be followed by Biltlsh warships
and caught In tho net of delivering car
goes to German warships beforo the guilt
would bo established.
Although no protest against the vessels'
sailings have been nmdo by the British
Consul, It Is understood, that Its le-pre-sentatlvts
aie- now keeping close walth on
the Sommerstad and Tram. When they
raise their anchors it Is expected that a
way will be found to notify tho British
cruiser now olT tho Delaware Capes and
she will sco that the German waishlps do
not obtain any supplies fiom them.
It was icported here today that the
British steamship Indian Pilnee was sunk
by either the Dresden or Karlsruhe In
West Indian waters several days ago
while bound from Santos, Brazil, to New
York. As It Is not possible for either of
these German warships to take their cap
tives to a friendly port they are content
ing themselves by sinking them after re
moving tho crews who are later put In
small boats near land and permitted to
A WHISTLER STORY
While a draftsman In the coast survey
from November, 1331, to February, 1S53,
Whistler, the artist, boarded at the north
east corner of E and Twelfth streets,
Washington. He is remembered as being
usually late foi breakfast and alwa
making sketches on the walls To tlu
remonstrating landlord he replied,
"Now, now, never mind' I'll not charge
yOU anVthlnsr for tha Hor-r,rllr,o ' T.-
"SAFETY" THE TEXT
OF EARNEST PLEAS
AT MASS MEETING''
Educational Campaign Pre j
iimmary to carnival Which
Begins Tomorrow Night
Has Enlisted Public Interest.
With the preliminary educational cam
nalsn of "H.ifptv liMi-nt i. ...
- -- ..,. ,vt nearly over, i
the cltV 19 HOW ntvnltlm. .uu . . I
0 ...in gieai in- '1
terest tho opening of the. convention and '
carnival proper tomorrow night at Con. '
venuon mil, Broad street and Allegheny t
avenue. The educational campaign was '
brought to a climax last night by a
largo mass-meeting In tho ballroom of I
tho Bcllevuo-Stratford. tinrtnr (, ....
pices of tho Home and School Leaen
Officials of tho league expressed great '
satismction today in tho Interest dls
plajed In "Safety Week," not only by
tho public at large, but by tho railroads,
tho Rapid Transit Company nnd other
large employers of labor who nre earn
estly trying to solve tho problem of In- 5
dustrlal accidents, most of which are
Tho problem of accidents nnd safety In
general was brought Into strong relief at ,
the meeting last night when Franklin H.
Wentworth, of Boston, shocked the audi
ence by bringing out tho general ndmls-
slon that few of thoso present knew where ,
the nearest fire box to their homes was or
how to give an alarm. Mr. Wentworth
said that tho great majority of fires In
this countiy were caused by the careless
use of matches. Amci leans, ho said, wers
tho most careless people In the world
In dealing with matches. The result of
this carelessness, Mr. Wentworth said,
is the great number of fires accompanied
by los"5 of life.
Director Porter told of what is bclng.
done by the Department of Public Safety
to protect the lives and piopert of the
citizens of Philadelphia. Director Porter
spoke of the many Improvements In traffic
legulatlons, which, he snltl, have 1 educed
the number of street accidents to a large
extent, and to the fact that the thcacies
of tho city have been compelled to spend
$300,000 In Insuring greater safety. Mr,
Porter, although lip gave great praise to
the eiriclcncy of Philadelphia's lirellghtcrs,
said the equipment of the Fire Depart
ment In this city needed Improvement.
He spoke of the defective engines held
In reserve, of antiquated lire boxes In
mnny parts of the city and of the de-"
fectlvo file hose which firemen are com
pelled to use.
Mrs. Joseph R. Wilson, head of the
committee In charge of the week's pro
gram, made nn appeal for greater care
In the prevention of accidents and dis
ease due to carelessness. She said that
while the Government, city State and
national, had its duty to perform In this
regard. It was up to the people to do
their shate In exercising greater care
and judgment In their homes. In their
places of employment and In the street,
SCREAMS PREVENT ROBBERY
Woman Ignores Intruders' Threats of
Death nnd Summons Policeman.
Threats to kill did not terrify Mrs. Mary
I.orrn when two men entered her room
In the house at SSO North Franklin street
with tho Intention of robbing her last
Her screams drove the men out of the
house and brought Policeman Belale, of
tho Tenth and Buttonwood streets sta
tion. He nrestcd James Martin, who said
that ho lived at 2517 Waterloo street, and
James Tithes', who gave his address as
Ji-OS North Third street
This morning they were held under J5C0
each for a further hearing next Tuesday
In the pocket of Martin was found 3
which It was testified was stolen trom a
100m In tho house.
MAN DYING, HIT BY BOARD
Richard Chambers, of 15:7 Wood street,
a laborer employed on a building opera
tion ut Thirteenth nnd Chciry streets,
was stiuek on the head this mornlns by
11 ttn-foot board that fell from the sev
enth floor of tho structure. The man is
dying at tho Hahnemann Hospital. Sev
eial other workmen narrowly escaped be
ing hit by tho board.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2.
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey-Cloud
tonight; Saturday fair, con
tlnuetl cool; moderate north and norm-
ufnat 1 Inilet
Sl'owers 'covered the Atlantic States m
and most of the lake region during tw i
last 21 hours, and rain continues
the middle and south Atlantic slope tm
morning. The showers weie accompanies
by a general drop in tempeiuture in
of the Atlantic Stntes. Tho southern
storm has moved northeastward across
Floiida and lies off the coast of Gffr',
and South Carolina this morning "
not increased In energy and ""''
will not dovelop dangerous coridltionj.
Fair weather prevails In tho central vj
leys and the plains States, with tern
peratures slightly below the normal.
U. S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
Station. 8 a
lllemarik. N. U.
llurfalo, S. Y...
Denver, Col. ...
Deb Moliiea. la.
Iiuluth. Minn ..
Hutteraa. N. C
Helena, iloni. . .
Huron. S D..-.
Kan. City, Mo..
New York, N Y.
N. Platte. Nb.
Portland, lie. . .
Rt Insula, Mo
St Paul. M'-in
bait 1-ake. I'tah
Scranton, Pa. .
Tampa. . ......
;e at S a. m , Eastern "
OS i . . n t . ,
53 CS .12 N -I lUIn
41 44 ,. K 8 Clear
t.0 BS .. W 0 riouJjr
52 53 .02 NW S ClouJy
W .'-1 .02 NE S Rain
M 52 .. N HI riouit
Ut iS . SW 10 'J-ar
4S 4 N 4 ilffr
,',2 IS .01 N 1-' PJoudr
40 ;;n .. NW 10 near
70 os N in f'wf
70 us .1 NE 2" cloud
4S .l .. S 12 Clear
40 40 E Clear
W TO 1.623 B Cloudf
Rt 52 .. SW 4 Hear
i r li n&
4 4B .. SB 6 g"J
8 S .i. .; ffi"
4 42 k I trfi,y
5 SI is sw i t' '