Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 28, 1914, Sports Final, Page 2, Image 2

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through tho llne9. Wounded officers
who have como back from thcro declare
'.the fighting Is like, tho pendulum of a
clock, first one side having tho advan
tage and then the other.
Every effort of the Allies to grain n
, foothold cither In St. Qucntln or In tho
territory Immediately to the north be
tweon the armies of General von Kluk
and Von Boehm has failed. As It Is
considered essential that the German
line be broken there, additional rein
forcements are bclnp sent, and the bat
tle continues without Interruption day
and night.
Sir John French, the British Hold
marshal, commanding: the Urltlsh
forces, Is calling upon War Secretary
Kitchener for more men. If the Allied
line could bo reinforced with 1X,000
fresh men at this Juncture It is be
lieved that tho battle would see Its
conclusion within 4S hours.
That tho Kaiser personally Is direct
ing the offensive movements of tho
' German nrmy In France was the be
lief expressed today at the headuqnr
tcrs of General Galllenl, French Mili
tary Governor of Paris. Evidence that
the Government holds the same opinion
Is contained In the following sentence
of the ofllcial statement Issued last
"These (German) attacks were made
with a uniformity which demit. - in
structions from the highest command
to seek the solution of tho battle."
Thus It would seem, for the time
being, the Gorman Emperor has as
sumed the task of his General Staff.
That the losses are growing heavier,
due to the increased ferocity of tho at
tacks, is shown by the greater numbers
of wounded that are being brought
from tho battle ground, Especially
heavy are the losses on the Oisc,
Alsne and Somme Rivers, where the
French are trying to encircle General
von Kluk's nrmy and aro meeting with
violent counter attacks.
It Is lmposslblo to cstlmato tho stag
gering loss of llfo that has resulted In
tho present conflict, but It Is unoill
clally estimated that tho Germans hnvo
lost 200,000 men In killed, wounded and
captured since they Invaded France.
The desperate efforts of the Germans
to smash tho allied lino Indicates that
they aro endeavoring to conclude tho
engagement before England enn send
another army to reinforce the Allies.
It Is reported from tho front that an
epidemic of typhoid fever has broken
out In the German army and that thou
sands of soldiers arc In tho army hos
pitals suffering from this disease or
from measles or dysentery. The troops,
worn to tho point of exhaustion by tho
continuous lighting and marching, fell
easy victims to disease when subjected
to tho Inclement weather which has
been prevailing.
The battle continues to rage day and
night. When the soldUrs are not under
rllle fire, they are facing the hall from
machine guns. When they are not In
machine gun range, they arc tinder
bombardment from nrtillcry and howit
zers. Some of the troops have 1' under
lire continuously for more than 3(50
hours, nnd the only sleep they have
been able to get Is snatched In tho
trenches while artillery Is crashing
around them and bullets are humming
Both sides have all their forces en
gaged. Tho only means of strengthen
ing weak points on the battle lino Is by
moving troops from some other point
of the front.
It seem" inoltable one r- the other
of the armies must break under tho
torrltlc strain. This week, the third
of tho fighting, surely will see the tldu
of victory swing to one side or tho
Austrian Third Line of De
fense Routed as Czar's
Troops Reach Tarnow and
Seize Carpathian Passes.
PKTnoaitAD, Sept. IS.
Tho Austrian troops have been routed
from their thltd line of defense In Gallcla.
Tho ISusslan-j are approaching Tarnow,
only W miles from Cracow, and have also
eaptuted frzol; and fc'zaUann, Hungnrlan
town on the southern slope of tho Car
pathian Mountnlns. They have captured
the town ol Przrmysl at the point of
llielr bayonets, but the garrisons of some
of the forts theie continue to hold out.
This new Is given In a statement Issued
by the General Staff today. It shows that
the ltusslnn steam roller Is progtosslug
with amazing rapidity and that only a
stiff defense at Cineow and along the
line from theie to Thorn, I2nst Prussia,
can prevent tlio llusslun nrniles from
being well on their wny to Berlin wtlliln
a very short time. The General Staff It
rushing the army forwnnl with all pos
sible haste, hoping to avoid a winter cam
paign for tho capture of the Gciman capi
tal. The Russians nro today in force at
Tarnow. Although they nre unable to
move with the great speed shown In tho
early days of tho Gullclan operations, be
cause of the swollen rivers nml marshy
condition of the territory through which
the army Is advancing, the Russian
forces are declared In todny's War Onice
report to be making steady prngress.
Tho Russians ate moving steadily for
ward in four separate movements. The
bombardment of Przemysl continues with
one of the main foits nlroady reported
Officer From Cruiser Caronla In
spects Papers for Hour.
NKW YOBK, Sept. 2S.
Just as she was about to enter New
York harbor today, tho Norwegian steam
ship Krlstlanfjord was stopped and
searched by the British cruiser Caronla.
An olllcer from the Caronla spent about
an hour and a half on board the Nor
wegian ship, according to her mnster.
Captain Itlnrtduhl, going through the
papers. There was but one German fam
ily on the ship and they were not mo
lested. The Krlstlanfjord brought 3.11 first ,nd
second class passengers and "Sfi steerage
passengeta to port.
Tsing-Tao Defenders Hem
med in Within Five Miles
of Town in 48 Hours' Anglo-Japanese
TOKTO, Sept. M.
Japanese troops have fought their way
to n point only live miles from the main
fortification-! of Tslng-Tao, nccordlng to
un announcement Issued this afternoon.
The German legation admits that the
foits defenses havo fallen back on their
main lines, nccordlng to dispatches from
IVkln. a Is said tho lighting has con
tinued for more than -IS hours.
It Is officially announced that three Ger
man worships bombaidcd the right wing
of the Japanese nrmy attacking Tslng-
Tao Until a Jannnose riprnnlnnn Mutt m'ar
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h1reCt,r7he,ans Z rigain ' !!,"" t0 h " flr
a number of guns and that the Cossacks
aio cutting to pieces the icar guard of
the retreating Austrian.".
Through the pass at Uzsok troops nre
pouring upon the plains of Hungary to
strike the Austrlans In the rear and cut
oft communication between Kasehau nnd
Cracow. At I'zsok nnd Pzavtnnn. which
lies near the source of the river Ung,
the P.uslans captured thirty guns. I.'OO
prisoners, many rapld-lirers and large
quantities of ammunitfon nnd supplies.
Part of the forces under General Von
Colrad nt Praemysl succeeded In cutting
their way through the Russian lines
west of that fortress In an attempted re
treat, but they were pursued by lnrge
fon.es of Cossacks nnd stilfpred terrible
looses, says the ofllelol repou Some of
.Tas'.ow and (ivnlng other forces theie.
but they lost every gun that they at
tempted to take with them.
BERLIN. Sept. 2S. . all of his nvt. il-.'ilo force into the fight
Part of French forts along the .Mouse, n the eftort to break through the Ger
south of Verdun, have been silenced ; man line, it officially is stated that at
after heavy righting on both sides. J no point lias he been successful, while
The offensive movement of the Ger- I at a number of polnt.s the Germans
mans continues without severe check. ' havo dvancctl their lines.
Discussing the actual fighting, the j Attempts on the part of tho Belgians
War Office declared that heavy losses to make a successful sortie from Ant
have been inflicted on the Allies by I werp have been frustrated and many
German bayonet charges, and that the i prisoners and an armored car hnvo
Allies have been obliged to call upon i been taken,
their reserves to strengthen their lines j The offlcinl statement follows:
It is stated thut, although tne range . "Tne ouensive movemeiu m ..... ,
and service of the enemy's artillery troops continues without severe chock. '
has materially improved, the Germans ' Heavy loraes have been Indicted upon Reinforcements
continue to gain ground. The Allies the enemy oy our nnyonei c-iiuisea "i.u
they have had to bring up their re
serves to strengthen their lines.
"At the eastern end of the battle line,
our artillery has silenced part of tho
forts on the Verdun-Toul lino and we
have succeeded in crossing the Mouse.
The Germans hnvo been hemmed in
within live miles of Tslng-Tao, according
to tliu official statement.
The Japanese casualties so fnr as ascer
tained nro given as- three killed and 12
wounded. The German casualties arc said
to be 312.
The Germans were surprised In tho
trenches and many were bnyoneted, when
the allied Britih and Japanese troops
made their main attack.
According to the statement, tho fight
began on September 6. German gun
boats bombarded the positions of the
Jupnncse troops. Japanese aeroplanes
the Austrlans succeeded In reaching I proved effective In reconnoitring expedl-
have been heavily reinforced on the
Germun right, it is stated, and are
making a supreme effort to outflank
tho German lino nnd to break through
at several points.
Move For
ward in Several Directions
in Campaign to Occupy
New Belgian Capital.
un tne igius ui wit: . bc uiu vj. .
mans continue to maintain their ad- The passage is being sharply resisted,
vantage and are in strength on the I "In th centre we continue to gain,
west bank of tho river. The bombard- j despite the ertny's heavy artillery fire,
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ment of the "r -is sov ! Ver
dun continues with perceptible succesu,
according to the General St-i ..
the German right It U s'ated that
the fighting is of the n t bitter char
o ter, with the enemy plainly throw-in?
ANTWERP, Sept. :$.
The Germans are shelling tho outer
, fortifications with heavy guns. Already
they are repoited to have caused dam
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which is now showing better aim. ! "hC V"'B;" an" vre awl to
""' 7 ,.,,.,. thechain of fortifications which connect
On the west we have held all the ' lhen- The foru aro reapon(,(n vgor.
ground we gained, though the enemy ously to the Arc.
has rt.-cived large reinforcements and I The guns used aro those with which
Is making counter attacks
however, have been repulsed.'
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tho Geimans yesterday bombarded
Mechlin, killing many worshippers as
thoy lofi church and setting fire to
many buildinss. Including the hospital
of tho Little Sisters of tho Poor. Fort
Strombaut la reported to havo been
practically destroyd by the. Gorman
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LONDON, Sept. 2'.
Tho British War Office is more op
timistic than at any time since tho
closing days of the Buttle of the
It is belleetl probable tnut inaiun
tuns far north of the point where up
to the present any fighting has been
reported. Thu English people are plae-t-.-j
great hop s on this report, but it
Is not confirmed from any source that
carries official weight, and Ostond f-jr
troops, who came by way of the Bum j the last few das has been a most un-
- us
Canal and not airosu Canada, despite
all reports to the contrary, have en
tered tho fiel4 of action. There are
many significant thing" that woulU
bear out this, but the censorship pro
hibits their bemjj sent out at the pres
ent time.
Tho battle rout be won on the left
flank If at nil. and thv British expert
believe that the winning moves re now
being made.
Tho Government press bureau Unued
the following oiUcial statement tbi
Last nieht the enemy attacked;
our Unea with more viiojr, but no
more success.
There U no change in the itua
tion. German sained no eround.
The French advanced here and
Hepurta from Berlin, received
through Holland and Pfiimark this
morning which assert that the Ger
mans have guinod eroumi iu the en
counters of tho last two dais, are dis
counted by tho dispatches from Uel
gium telling of the success of the Bel
gians in driving tho Germans in that
country into the territory wuth of
Brussels. An unconfirmed rumor that
Jlons has been burneil is generally
credited, and it is taken to indicate
that the Germuns have abandoned that
line of communication.
It it is true that Mona actually is
burning, it may mean thut thp Uritish
French armies are In strong force and
havo raided the German communica-
reliable rumor factory.
.More significant than anything else,
however, are the circumstantial reports
received here from Belgium sources
that an epidemic of typhoid and allied
diseases has broken out In the ranks of
the German army, and that their
horses are suffering from glanders.
The reports came from so many
sources that they are generally cred
ited. The worst cases are In the valley
of the Pendre Rivr. near Termondo,
where it Is reported too men havo at
ready died of typhoid and other infec.
tious diseases.
The military experts say tb disease
can be expected ut this time now that
the war has bt-en In progress eight
wek8. The rivers of Belgium ftnd
France have been utilised by both sides
to get rd of dead men where there was
no time to bury them. Then tho cold
rains, whiih have now prevailed for
moro than two weeks, have added to
the dlftVulty of gathering the wounded
Many bodies remain unburied. putrefy
ins in 'he water sheds of - rivers.
Tne suffering of the wounded us tho
result of the weather conditions is fear
ful. Those who cannot drag them
selves to places of sheltor simply die
where they fall, as pneumonia follows
In nearly every instance. In addition,
wounds that ordinarily would be clean
now get flllwl with mud, and Infection
follows um a mutter of course.
In this respect it is stated that the
Germans have suffered far more than
the British or French, who have main
tained their field hospitals at full
strength and have rushed their wound
ed well into the south Immediately
after first aid has been applied.
fensos of Antwerp Is concerned it Is
believed thut the present action Is In
tended to keep the Helgtun army Insido
ot the fortifications. Tho guns used aro
of tho heavy ordinary siege type and
not the caterpillar pieces that caused
the losses of l.iei,-o and Nainur. Ant
werp is quiet and the General Stoff
hows no concern over the latest de
velopment. BtlBlen refugees nr pouring Into
Uaeatrich. owinu to the burning or a
itaiby vllliiifr- oy the Germans. They
say thut ight Ueluian boldlera succcedud
ill cuttina the lallway, and that a Ger
man train in coriBdiuenco was thrown
into the ditch. In revenge the Gcrinatib
burned the vlllnge.
rnmnftrnipil n-iiort state thut tho city
of Mom-, headquarters of General Doebn,
lununmidrr ol the German army mnt to
akit General ion Kluk, is burning and
that the riiiliuad bridge on the main line
betwwii Jlons and Hrusktl ut uur I; has
Uein blown up, cutting railroad communi
cation bgtween the German forces at
Uruelk and Hunt,
Tiav. If i milvliiu from Ghent predict
heavy lighting theie in the ner future,
a h Germans aie making every effort
In penetrate tu Antwerp. Tht have been
rep'ilsxl asuin near Termonde, in tho
vicinity ol which they managed tu de
stro sfvernl villages by a withering
schrupnel lire.
It is evidently the Germans' Intontlon
to fcue their way through to sit. .Vliolae,
It p',ible, nnd complete the ring of in
vestment around Antwerp. Thf-ir bom
bailment of the city must be deferred,
however, I'll their big truns are brought
near enough to be effective and the con
crete emplacements for them have been
oomrlet1 d-
Attack of Acute Indigestion Follows
Hasty Luncheon,
Acute Indigestion today caused the death
of t'lareme Moirlsax, I" years old. JIM
KliSKorth fctre-t The man collapsed at
his dtsk in the otilce of the Williams &
Man us I'onipanj. Jli South liarien Mrtet,
by whom he was empluyed as tim
keepor. Fellow emplocs sa MorriM cam' bai k
from a hakty luwhoun complaining of
feeling ill 1-itci he was been t" . i unple
up ami run io in.- noui. tie a laxen
to the J'enu Ivauia Hospital, nhere phy
skuiiis Said in ait failure uix.-rmi ,-d by
acute indigestion caused hU death. Tho
body was taken to hla home.
tlons and are reported to have escaped
The morale of the German defending
force at Kino-Chau Is on the wane, It
Is reported here. Some of the soldiers
have deserted, escaping by land or sea.
Through them it Is learned that, de
spite the determination of the Governor
of Klao-Chau to light to tho last, the
party which. advocates timely surrender
Is asserting itself. It has found itB de
fenders even among high officials of the
nuny. Some of these advocates of sur
render have been shot, while many have
boen snt to the first line of defense.
I'he German Hying machines have been
damaged and can no longer serve a use
ful puipoi-e. The food supply Is cut off
by the strict blockade of the Japanese
navy nnd is dally diminishing. Whatever
is replenished comes only through tho
smuggling of Chinese Junks. The supply
of mateilals for(tho making of bread Is
also Mopped; consequently the output
is greatly restricted. Scurvy Is gradually
Increasing. As the British troops have
landed and joined the Japanese army, it
Is expected that the general assault on
tho fortress will soon commence.
PKKI.N-, fcpt. 23.
ft is learned from Wol-Hsien in Shan
tung, that a second detachment of Japan
ese troops nrrivrd tl.eie ut sundown on
Saturday with 15 cart loads of ammunition
and supplies. Other tioopn have advanced
west along tho railway and hold K.mgtse,
wheio the Germans Hooded the coal mines
before their departure. All the Chinese
miners fled.
Tho American mission Is crowded with
women of all clatses from tho city and
country districts. They are said by the
oi respondent at Wel-helen to fear both
tho Japanese and the Chinese soldiers.
LONDON', Sopt. IX.
An agency dispatch from Pekln says
It Is officially announced there that Pel
ho was occupied on September -7 by a
small Jrpnri.se detachment, which re
pulsed MO G. rmans.
Wannmeker Scores Bankers Who
Cater to larger Concerns,
"Uusiiii'ss hunks not afraid or unwilling
to flnaneo the srmll business man dur
ing such crucial times us these are needed
moro than anvthins else during this de
pressing period," said John Wanamaker
today In an address to members of thu
Walnut Street Huslness Association at
their monthly luncheon In the St. Jame-s
Hotel. Mr. Wanamaker scored largn
banks which loaned money almost ex
clusively to railroads and other big In
dustrial combinations simply because
thoFe paid a greater rate of Interest.
"The little fellow Is the one who most
needs the money Just now," said he,
"and It Is the little fellow who should
be helped. There should be a greater
spirit of co-upeiatlon among banks and
business men. If this were so, times
would not be so hard "
Mr. Wanamaker cautioned the business
man to regard from an optimistic stand
point thu condition of thiupfl today, ifn
said tho Federal Reserve Hoard would
unriucstlnnablv he of great assistance In
bringing relief where It was needed.
The speaker told his hearers not to lay
tho blame for present business conditions
upon any one thins. "It was not the
tariff bill alone," ho said, "nor the ln
lome tax nor the war. None of these
things alone cieated tho dciuesslon, i,ut
each had a little to do with tho situation.
There was Just too much of this sort of
thing corning at one time ''
Mr. Wanamaker said bad business con
ditions were only temporary and If men
pulled together the situation would be
greatly clarified. Ho SRld market con
ditions In New fork at present were
worse than In Philadelphia because of
the greater amount of stock and bond
business done there.
He advised his hearers to "smile and
give up the grouch." "If you are
hcalthv." said the speaker, "it Is your
own fault If sour business does not go
right- Pay the proper attention to it
Too much golf frequently has cost many
a business "
Mr W anamakor also suggested that in
order to gain confideme of customers the
business man should not charge too much
for what he had to tell,
Mobile Army of 30,000
Men, Marching Against
Carranza, Occupies Za
catecas Meeting May
Avert War.
JUABRZ, Sept. 28. Despite the arango
ments for n peace meeting between Gen
eral Francisco Villa and commissions of
generals from his nrmy nnd that of
President Carranza, Villa today continued
his military operations, Nearly all of his
mobile force of 30,000 men nro now march
ing against tho troops of Carranza. They
havo already occupied Zacatecas, In tho
central military sone, fronting tho Car
ranza mobilization point at Aguas Gallon
tcs. Ileports that Vllllstas have occupied
Shii 1. ids Potosl have not been confirmed.
A secret movement of troops Into
Sonora was discovered today when
Villa's personal brigade, commanded by
General Itodrlgucz, reached tho Sonora
State line to co-operate with tho revo
lutionary Governor, Mnytorenn, In driv
ing out Carranza troops under General
The meeting between commissions of
generals from the armies of Villa and
Cnrranza will bo held nt Aguas Callen
tes. They will decide whether Carranza
Mialt resign from the provisional presi
dency, to be succeeded by Fernando
Igleslas Calderon to avert the threat
ened war.
In a statement Issued last night at Chi
huahua General Villa said:
"I solemnly declare I shall not ac
cept Carranza as President or Vice Presi
dent, nd Interim or constitutional."
WASHINGTON', Sept 23.-E!forts to
patch up tho break between Villa and
Carranza were scheduled today nt
Jacateens. according to a message from
Consul Carothers to the White House
today. It stated that reprcsenatlves o
both Villa and Carranza would be present.
Action Taken In View of Battle Im
minent at Naco.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 28. Five more
troops of American cavalry took up posi
tions along the Mexican line today to
prevent any violation of United States
territory In the battle now Imminent be
tween Carrnnzlstas nnd Vlllalstns at
Naco, Sonora. Tho Inhabitants of Naco.
Texas, just across the line, were up at
dawn and hastened to get positions on a
string of cars in the railroad yards. They
were driven away by Colonel Guilfoyle's
troopers because they were within range
of the expected fighting.
Tho Carranzlstas at Naco number
about 1S0O men, while the approaching
Villalstas havo 2000.
Hearing Will Be Granted Those De
siring1 Lower Levy.
Tav rates in ten of tho districts In
Camden County, N. J., havo been in
creased, and tho'e desiring a lower rate
will havo to file their application with
the County Hoard by Wednesday of this
week. The greatest Increase is In Wntcr
ford township, where the rate has been
advanced from Jl.5.1 to J2.rt.
I'ntil last winter the rate was limited
to $J.01. ff a district wanted a higher
rate, application had to be made to the
County Board, which at that time could
authorize a rate no higher than $2.31.
This law hns been repealed by the New
Jeiscy legislature, and at tho present
time thero Is no limit to the tax rate.
Tho total gross ratable!) In tho 21 dis
tricts Is $91,707,1101, on Increase of $1,111,2(59,
or 4.(14 per cent, over 1D1.1. The rates per
$U0 In the various districts are:
Cnnvlen City
tlln'iveiiter t'lty
llnrouch of Auilulinn . . .
lioruUBli of Chlsllhurst
Ilorntisdi of CnlllriBswooil
nnrr,HL.h nf IlH'MnnfleM
DorouBh of IltuHon Helsdits
llornuEh nt i.ouroi .ipnnEi.
HorniiRli r.r iierenanivnie
norouuri ot uai:in . ...
HoioubIi of Wooillynne..
Tnnnshlp of Ilcrlln ....
Tmvnuhlp of iVnlre ...
Tounihlp of rii-menton
Timnfhlii of Delnware
Township of Oloucoflier .
Tirani.tilp of Hiolilnn ...
Township of Penmiuken
Township of Voorhces .
Tounflilp of Wdterfnrd
Township of Wlnslow ..
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2,(li 2.01
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I.P.I 2.20
l.fti l.ns
1.74 1.7S
2.(17 2..1I
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l.io l.ns
2.27 2.14
1.811 1.70
2.:io 2.:n
l.mi l.Tii
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Once Arrested for High Treason nnd
Sentenced to be Shot.
Itobert Cianston Is dead at his home,
2H1 Mutter street- He wns u member
nf the Fenian Brotherhood, a famous
Irish organization- T:i Vtii ho was ar
lrsted by tho Cngllsh Government for
high treason, and with several others
was bentcuced to bo shot, which was
later changed to life Imprisonment. He
was transported to Western Australia
with five other conplrutors for penal
servitude. Ilo made his escape with tho
aid of the C.itulpa, an American sailing
vessel, arriving In New York, where he
was feted by Railing lilsh societies.
Cranston, who was in the woolen busi
ness In this city, was "i years old when
In died He will be burled Wednesday
morning In the Cemetery of the Holy
Redeemer. Members of tho Irish-American
Society and tho Clan-na-Gael will
act us pall bearers.
Police Yearning for More After Be
ing Rewarded for Capture.
Police of the iiruuehtowu station ors
yenrnlng today for more alleged chicken
thieves to capture. They caught two Sat
urday, and as a result were presented
with a dozen fat hens by Mrs. Josephine
t'oweeo. of Wymote, whose roosts had
been robbed. The two men, Pasquulfl
Gallaro and Julius Sandlnu. of 1003 North
Kalrhlll street, wire turned over to the
Montgomery County polh-e today.
Gallara and Sandlno were arrested
early Saturday morning They had three
suitcases, containing U chickens, whoso
necks had been wrung. All were returned
to Mrs. Coweeo.
MANILA. Sept 23. Tho Japanese Gov
ernment has Instructed Jnpuuese coal
dealers in Manila not to sell coal with
out receiving a bond for twice its value
und to Insist upon a Consular inspection.
Its action was caused by reports that
German vessels have been loadlnir coal
here to supply German war vessels In the
England Protesta Against Ainercnn
Steamships's Aid to German Cruiser.
WA- ItNOTON, Sept. 23.-Kngland has
asked tho tfnltcd Stntes to fix tho
responsibility for tho nllcgcd act of tho
American steamship Lorenzo In coaling
the German cruiser Karlsruhe In Urlllsh
West Indlnn waters a short time ago.
The Depattments ot Justice and Com
merce will attempt to fix the responsibil
ity and determine who should bo prose
cuted for such nn net, which would be a
breach of neutrality.
Favors Ship Purchase Bill
That Will Enable Capture
of Nev Trade Channels in
Every Direction.
trnoti a HTirv coiuiEBroNpn.vr.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-Prcsidcnt
Wilson Informed callers this morning that
he Is still of the opinion that tho Alex
ander ship purchase bill, providing for n
Government-controlled lino of steamships
to be used In the South American trade,
should bo passed at this session of Con
gress. Ho mado It clear that ho would
not abandon this measure because of tho
opposition that has developed among the
Democrats of the House who arc opposed
to the measure.
The President Insists on a world
glrdling merchant mm Inc. that will not
only capture commerco In nil channels,
but will retain It.
Following Ills conference with tho
newspaper correspondents at 10:30 o'clock
this morning, the President received Ma
jority Leader Underwood and ltepiesen
tatlve Alexander. They called at the
White House, It Is understood, to tell tho
President of the threatened split In the
Democratic ranks of the House If the
ship purchase measure Is pressed by the
Administration nt this session. President
Wilson Is believed to have Informed Itep
resentutlves Underwood and Alexander
that some stronger reason must bo pre
sented for dropping tho Alexundpr hill
from the Admlnlstiatlon's legislative
The opposition In the House to the
passage of the measure seems to bo well
organized and some of tho Democratic
lenders say that the President is Invit
ing defeat for the llrst time In Congress
by Insisting upon tho enactment of the
law providing for the Government-controlled
steamship line.
The President, howcer, does not seem
In the least worried by the threatened
revolt In the House, and tho Adminis
tration leaders profess to bo confident
that the Alexander bill will become a
law before the Senators and Represen
tatives nie permitted to adjourn Con
grcsss nnd get back to their homes to
look after the mending of their "politi
cal fences.
Convention Hall the Scene of a Series
of Practical Demonstrations.
The Carnival of Safety, for the third
time nt Convention Hall, Broad stieet and
Allegheny avenue, this afternoon, piesent
fd to nn Interested public u series of
practical demonstrations designed to point
tho way to the prevention of accidents.
Through the untiring efforts of Mrs
Joseph It. Wilson, chairman of the Homo
and. School League Arrange ment Com
mittee, and Mrs. IMwiu ('. Price, the
league's president, the carnival is receiv
ing wide-spread publicity, and thu sanc
tion and suppoit of th city oltlcluls.
Safety devices and tho use of them In
the event ot Immediate danger are ex
hibited by municipal departments, private
corporations and civic associations, In
booths that line both sides of the hull.
The afternoon program, which wuh neen
and heard by a huge audience, began with
the unfurling of the Ameiicau Hag and
tho singing of "America" by tho Hoy
Scouts In conjunction with the audience,
t'nder the caieful direction of Scout
Masters Itosenhelxi, Hitchcock and Pat
ton, the boys went through a lightning
semaphore drill. This was followed with
an exhibition drill by the Fire and Police
Department, and a demonstration by
public school children.
Dr William C Jacobs, Acting Superin
tendent of Schools, Issued instructions to
all public schools In tho city thut classes
which desired to attend the sessions of
the Carnival of Safety during school hours
would have permission to do so. The
superintendent said that the lessons
taught by the various exhibits and the
tiro drills were Important to every child,
and that each teacher had been Instructed
to talk to tho pupils on safety and to
urge them to havo their paionts take
them to at least one session of the
Presbytery Dissolves His Relation as
Pastor of Bethany Church.
The Presbytery of Philadelphia this
afternoon authorized the dissolution of
the pastoral relation nf the Ilev. Dr.
Itobert U. L. Jaivla and Dethuny I'res
byterlan Church, 22d and ll.ilnbrldge
streets, at on adjourned meeting In the
Chambers-Wylle Memorial Presbteiiau
Church, Hn ad street, below Spruce.
Commissioners fiom IMhuuy church,
who spoke of the loss tho congregation
feels through tho departure of Dr. Jul vis.
for evangelistic work with tho Stony
Urook Assembly, New York, Included
John 'Wanamnker, D. L. Anderson.
Itobert M Coyle, Francis ti. Gullagcr,
Hobert Harvey and William Graham.
Addresses weru also made by clergy
men brothers of Dr. Jurvis, who ex
piessed regrets ut his decision to Join
Hie Stony Brook Assembly and praised
his work In Philadelphia Among these
speakers wero tho Jlev. Drs. Hobert
Hunter, John G. Newman, William P.
Fulton, O. G. McDowell, Horace H.
Staunton and the Itevs. Asa J- Ferry and
Itobert A. Hunter. HIder Rlchaul Wal
lace also spoke.
British Take Capital of West African
District and Another Town.
LONDON. Sept ;s
The unconditional surrender of Imula
capital of Kamcrun, in German West
Africa, and Uonumuang to the ISritUh
was officially announced today by tho
Government press bureau.
Reading's Interchangeable,
an Innovation, Good on 25
Other Lines P. R. Rt i
Mllengo books of tho Philadelphia and '
Heading Hallway Company nnd tho Penn
sylvnnla Ilallroad Company, under th
now rates which were Increased from 1
to 2V4 cents a mile, and which go Into
effect on Thutsdny, will be good on mariy
railroads on which the books were nob no
ceptcd formerly. The changes will bi
most drastic on tho Heading.
Tho mileage books of both companies
which formerly sold for $20 will h0 ,,.
vnnccd to ?22.D0, and the Interchangeable
books will sell for 25, with u lebate of
UM when the covers are returned to f,9
company. Foimerly the latter book sold
for 125 with a rebate of ?3 when tho cover
was returned.
The Intel changeable book of the Head
lug, which Is an Innovation with tho com
puny, will ho good on 25 lollionds other
than the Heading Itself, and th0 com
puiiy'B regular mlleago book, formerly the
only one Issued, and which was Inter
changeable to a limited extent, will ba
good on 10 railroads other than the
No chango will be mado In the book
issued by the Peunsylvunla Ilallroad re
slricted to thu company's lines, but the
Interchangeable book will now include
tho New York Central, Central Ilallroad
of New Jersey, Heading, West Shore ana
several other railroads.
Thu Interchangeable mileage book of the
Heading will bo good on tho following
Ilaltlmure ami Ohio Itullin.ui (between all
eliitloiiM cunt ot Ohio nucr, Including the lint
l'llthbuiBh. Pn.. to Jit. Jettett, Pa.. Slid Pi ,.
burgh. 1M. i Kenmu. W. Va Incluslie ex
iept Unit tickets will not be niceuted for lntn.
tlnte trurl In West VilglnluJ.
I.""l,h 1""'1 Ilainiiioniltport Itailroail (between
llulfuli., liothcsur nnd Pittsburgh Il.illuar
(Ixtween nil niuik.ni). '
ltultalu ami t-UMpicliunn.i Hallway (belucca
ell I. tut lorn).
C'entrul Uullrnad of New Jersey (between
all itailonn, ciMpt Unit ticket will not U
nceeptul en Handy Honk ruute, MeiimUuu
nor on N. V nrul I,. U, H. n exvepl for
A ,, ,cn r,u.,c .between two ututloim on Uit
i.. II. It. of N. J pnwlng over tho N. Y. an!
it' ii ' "' " ""In" f the C. It. it. of
I'liaiiinuqua Traction Company (between
I lull. iln, .. Y. .State Line, N. v., and Inter
mediate Malleus on I,, .s. and M. S. Ity. uni
.latntMtnu ii x v iii ii-..u.t.n,., x -i-
beiweon l.ulfalo, N. v.. 1'ios.iitet. X. v.. m.i
liifriiit illate mutiuns on l'ennnjlsanla Itall
road and Jumeslown, N. Y la Maytllle, .N.
l.), .Vol good loudly between Chuutauaui
Traction company .stations.
'lieh.iieul.i ami Ohio Itallwuy (between all
Millions cam of and Including Kentna, W. Va.,
xeipt that ik-keit will not lie accepted .for
Imraht.iif tiutel In West Virginia).
Coal and Coke Rallwaj (between all H
tlonsi. Cornwall and Lebanon Ilallroad (between all
Cumin-rliind Valley Kallroad (between all
Minions, vsitpt locally between and Including
Haiilslnug. Pa., and Lenioyne, Pa.).
Liuaw.uc, LaiUaw.irina und Western nail
mad (between nil stations, except for local
paw-age on ferries between .New York, N. Y.,
und Hobiiken, N. J.).
L'rlo Itallioad (between nil stations east of
and Including Yiiungslown, O. ; Oil City, Pa.j
Dunkirk, .. v.. and .Suspension llrldge, N.
V., enpt lot-nil) on frriits between .New
York. .V Y and Jersej City, N. J.).
Lake Slioro and -Michigan southern Hallway
(between Uurralo. N. Y., utul Yoiiugsiown, O.j
Utwccn Uulfulo. N. Y hl.ite line, .V. Y. Mi
itiliriiiedluie stations, .mil from such stutlonj
Io Jamestown, N. Y., Ua Miatnelil, N'. Y,
btiwt.n (.ill City, Pa., I)u Hols, I'a and In
termediate stations, beiwein Dunkirk, N. 1.,
'lltusilllo, P.i and Intermediate stations .on
D. A. V. and P.; from Uurfabi. N. Y.. ataU
Line. N. Y and stations Intermediate thircto
to i'lttsbuigli, i'a and stations asi thcrcvif
on Pittsburgh and Lake Lrle Kallroad)
Lehigh alley Ilallroad (between all sta
tions). Mt. .lewett. Klnzu.1 and Hitervillc Railroad
ion trntns between Larabee. J'a.. nnd cmetli
poit, I'a , only).
New J.-isey and New York Ilallroad (between
u'l stations).
New York and Long Ilranch Hallrra.l (tick
ets will bo accepted on it through 1'iniiijlit
ul.i itullrunil tialn ns part of a umt.nuoui
J. urncy. us fullowu: Hetwet-u a stall in on thj
Pi rinsj Ivanu Ilallroad. east oi Penh Ambi,
N. .!., an.l Lniston. N. J , or a station wei:
thereof, also bctwn.ii Ulentouii. N. J , or a
Ki.ul.in west llic-reof, and a station on the Now
?.''rk and Long liraiuli Ilallroail, north of tea
Gilt. N. J., to nnd Inducting Long ltian.li. N.
J., alto huiwceu Ha Iliad. N. J., or a station
west thenar, und a station on tho New Yorlt
and Long Hinnch Ilallroad north of liny llcaJ.
N J., to and Including: Long Dram h. N. J.
5'A " " "l s- J' trains, an Central
Ilallroail ot New Jersey). Tickets will not ba
accepted for local puksigo on New York an4
Long Ilranch Ilallroad).
New York ("entnfl and Hudson Hlvcr Ilall
roail ibetwicn all stations, except that tickets
will not In- good for use by way posjenseri
between tuitions upon the main line between
Albanj. N. nn.i Huffalo. N. Y. it will
be Rood bctwein Albany, N. Y.. and lluffalo.
.N. i., prupir).
.Vra Vorlt, I'hllailflpbU and Norfolk lull
road (Utween und Including Delnur. Del..
i.iiib t harles, Va.. and (Ylmielrt, Mil).
Ne.v York, .susipirbatina ami H'estcrn Hall
r'.oil il-'twcui all stations).
PennlMinia llullroad. Phlladclplila. Haiti
mire and ashhutoii Ilallroad. West Jersey
and ,-eushoro Ilallroad. illetueen all ita-
.,.,, ,irii iii.ii in kii), win not be good tor
I ml Pin-sage betwern stations on tin line le.
tw.eii Philadelphia (llroad street siatloni. I'a.
v1".'!.!.1." .'."'c. r,jri'y. Pa.. Angora. Pa., or
rVlirth I'll l.lllf.ltlhf.1 Pl nf h.tt, .... I'o.n.l-n
J.. .1. jii. .-...mil Camden, N J., or Paionu,
N. J , or between I'ltUburgh. Pa . and Wtl
klnsburg. Pa.: or between CUluvt. Pnl.m.
ruin.jUanbi avenuo and libldle stre.t nation
In llaltlmor.-, Md . or between Jersey Ci, X.
J., and SInrlon N. J.j or locally on the N, T.
ami I. II. it. H.
Pittsburgh and Lake L'rlo nil 1 1 road (between
ill stations .ast of and Including Pittsburgh.
Pa., from Pittsburgh. Pa., and station- emt
) all stations on the U S nnd M S Hallway,
between rit.ne line, N v.. Umi Ilufialo. N V..
Im-lii9iie from Pllivliurgli, Pa., and stations
ins' of to all stations ..n tho Krle Hallroad,
eusl of and mcliidlng l.'nlon Clu, Va ). Net
yoo, locally betwien P. and L. j;. 11. It. sta
tloiin west of I'ltlsbiirgli, I'n.
l'litkbumh. Cincinnati Chicago and .SI Louis
Hnllwnc (between PlttshurKJi, i' and Wheel
ing. v. Va , only, but not to. from or be
tween Intermediate points).
Western Man Mini Itillway (between all sta
tions excipt that tbkt will not be ii'ici'trd
fi Intrastate travel In West Virginia)
Wllkes-llnrre and Pastern Hallroad itetween
all stations).
The Itendiug mileage book, not liavlnf
the interchangeable feature, will be jood
on thu following railroads the same as
the Interchangeable: llaltlmoro una
Ohio, lluffalo and Kusriuehannu, Huffalo,
Itochester und Pittshuigh, Centi.il Itail
roail of Now Jersey, Lehigh Vulley and
Pittsburgh and I.uko Erie; also the Sus
quehanna and New Vork, Ccntul Kail
road of Pcnns ivanlu, Cornwall ll.illruad
and the New Vork Cc-nuul within tha
Statu f Pennsylvania.
P. M. Loj.
II 201U21 8. 0th st.. store and dwelling
of James Drown 7'1
A M.
Jl'.SU-oO-.'i Market St.. store and dwell
ing cif P. J. Monaban flWd
3.uO-K0th st. and Powelion ae., shed
of liio Peiinslhanla Ilallroail. 'i'Tialnj
.)( IbT'J Prank ford uve.; store anl
dwelling .if Max Keiln . TrltlUif
4.31 1'J37-1VI'I N. Howard st., pair, .
nun oi r; Mani;icr & CO. .
9 13 r:i wilder t : dwelling occupied
b Monls Amen lTlflla
11 'M V'.ih st. and Kusquelianna ate .
frnce of tlw American Mechanics
Cemetery Trinjoj
is "Bo-all N 2d st . stars and dwllln
of Prank rTederlcka TrloW
P M.
I'J.l7-lter aos'i D at.; stable of FredM-
ick fr) ,.,M.rMfH,Myl'