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VOL. I NO. 100.
l?niLADELPmA, 1T1UDAT, JANUARY 8, 191G.
PJtlOE ONE CENT
CoriBioitT, 1015, nr ins Fttuo Lrooss Coumnt.
WOULD DELAY RAPID
Wote in March on $30,000,-
000 Loan Needed to Start
Actual Work on Project at
Digging of Subway Could
Be Coincident With Ex
cavations for Relocating
v peweis vuiuicti kjiiciu.
-Construction of tho Broad Btrcct sub
way and Inception of tho general plana
for aJilgh-spee6 transit system for Fhll-
i aaelphia can bo begun while tho work of
ill relocating tho sewcra In tho contrat part
(tt the'clty Is in progress this "summer,
p , -
fuiltoc&tes nT thn nlnnn nf DtrAotnt A.
Jltt r&yjor asserted today. r .v( 4
!? the projected transit system. It is con-
k tended. If Councils act promptly on the
s-ierdlnances Introduced yesterday to pro
PrtdS $30,(100,000 for transit by a special
Hicction of tho voters.
If the ordinances pass Councils at a
K4to early enough to permit the holding
rf'tjlie election In March, tho funds of
Fthd'jri.oan can bo made available so that
tto actual subway construction can bo
begun this- year, It Is declared.
cThfl Statemnnt 1r mndn ruWhni- Hint If
VCounclts nostDone action on thn hills nnd
hold the election at ns remote n. date ns
JJuno J, as suggested by John P. Connelly.
p- ena to Introduce a delay. The aubse,-
Concludrd en Pace Two
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AMOS STRUNK SUED
Athletic Outfielder and Autolst Do
fendant In Action for Damages.
Amos Strunk, cenlrerielder of tho Ath
letics, Is being sued by Terrence A.
Malono In tho Municipal Court for fl5M
damages for Injuries sustained by M alone
In an accldont In which Strunk's auto
Malone, In his statement of claim, nl
legcs that on the night of July 16 last ho
was driving his carriage north -on Rlng
gold street and as ho was crossing tho
Intersection nt Somerset street, Strunk's
car, which was coming east, smashed
Into tho carriage, knocking him from his
seat'. Malono contends that tho accident
was largely duo to tho excessive speed
at which tho ballplayer was driving his
cur and Strunk's failure to sound a warn
ing of his npproach.
HOST IN UNIVERSI1Y GYMNASIUM LISTENS TO
,FL0t)R $8VA BARREL; NO RISE
IN PRICE OF BREAD PLANNED
Bakers laid in Large Supplies, Ex
Flour is selling In Philadelphia today at
3 a barrel. This is, tho highest tlguro
since tha steady Jump in the prlco of flour
.began. Wholesale bakers predicted today
that flour would be selling nt $12 a barrel
after the European war, ended,
It was pointed out' that with the war
over, all tho ports abroad would be
opened. This would result In largo ship
ments of flour from American mills.
rey small bakers havo taken steps to
increase) tho pr(pe of bread. For weeks
bakeis havo been storing carloads of flour
In their' cellars. '
. Louis J.'Kolb, of thcKolb Baking Com
pany, said there was no hope in sight for
a i eduction in the wholesale prices of
flour. He Is among the large bakers vyho
"have decided not to Increase tho', retail
price of bread or to reduce the size or
WHEAT'S NEW RECORD $1.40
Highest Paid for May in January,
With Pour "Exceptions, Since Civil
CHICAGO, Jan. 8. May wheat sold at
?M0 per bushel on the Doard of Trade for
a minute totiav, tne mgnest pneo paia
for this month in January In recent years
nnd the highest prico with four exceptions
since the Civil Wart
A- drop of nearly 1 cent followed on,
flood of selling orders.
' May Wheat $1.50 in New York
NEW YORK. Jan S-JIny wheat sold
on the Consolidated Exchange this 'after
noon at SI SO a bushel as cornbared with
yesterday's price of $1.4?M. t
MISS EOPIA D, IBWIN DEAD
Descendant of Benjamin Pranklln
Succumbs to Effects of Pall.
Miss Soda Dallas Irwin, n descendant
of Benjamin Franklin and head of the
Agnes Irwin airl's School, il pe Lancey
street, died last night In Boston as the
result of an Injury ehe suffered 10 days
agojn Providence, while op her way to
BostBn. Her sister, Miss Agnes Irwin,
former dean of Radcliffe College, died
about a month ago.
1 Miss Irwin fell while on her way to tb,e
station in Providence. She suffered an
Injury to her head, which, shortly after
reaching Beaton, necessitated her ro-
moral to a hospital. She fullered con,
cusston of the brain. Her condition be
came worse and for several days before
her death. Miss Irwin vtas unconscious.
Miss Irwin was born In Denmark, her
father. William Wallace Irwin, being
th,en the United States Minister to thai
country She returned o the UnUed
gta.tea with her parents a few yeirs
later and was educated hero. Her sister,
AKte Irwin, who died recently, founded,
tha Acnes Irwin OWa School She re
mained head of that school until 1&94,,
when ehe reuroa; m ia up. ine position
of dean at RadcJUffe. Miss 8,afU, Irwin
then took over her sister's work,
Medical Chief at Norristown
NQRIU8TOWN, Pa , Jan. 8.-Dr S. M
Miller was elected Chief Physician of tl)?
Male Department of the Norristown Hos
pital for the Insane at a meeting of the
trustees this afternoon He, had been act
Ibk chief since the reJgaatloR of Dr
Cly2e MoKlnaU, some uwatfc ago.
RESIGNATION OF BRYAN
ASKED BY GERMAN CLUB
Secretary Is Pro-Ally, Declnres Now
ELIZABETH, N. J., Jan. S.-Tho resig
nation of Secretary of Stato Bryan Is de
manded In n Bet of resolutions adopted
by the German-American Alliance of this
city, on the ground that Bryan It favor
ing tho Allies against Germany. Tho ex
portation of arms and munitions to the
powers of tho Trlplo Entento Is con
demned In strong terms.
Tho resolutions say that tho national
policy Is "apt not only to make a laugh-Jng-stook
of our country, but tb bring us
into, discredit before tho entire world nnd
to stamp us ns a Missal stato of England,
and make our best friends, Germany nnd
Austria-Hungary, our enemies."
Tho organization has a membership of
some 2100 persons, Including sovcral
NO DANGER IN TURBID WATER
Phlladclphlans who nnd the Water from
tho city supply more turbid than usual
need have no fear of Kerma.. according to
Chief Davis, of the Water Bureau. Tho
inci eased turbidity Is caused by slight
Hood conditions in tho two livers, but
tho additional solids are mineral and do
not contain any disease-breeding germs.
TURK CRDISER AND
Medjidieh, Built in Phila
delphia, Badly Damaged
in Black Sea Battle With
PARIS, Jan. R.
Tiie French Foreign Ofllce announced
today that tho Turkish cruiser Medjidieh
had been badly damaged and 'two Turk
ish transports had been Bunk by Rus
elan warships and a mine.
"A Turkish transport was sunlc by a
mine on January 2 In tho Bosporus,'
Bays the statement. "On January S an
other transport, convoed by the cruiser
Medjidieh, was sunk In tho Black t Sea,
between Slnope and Treblzond.
"Two Russian warships attacked tho
Medjidieh, which escaped badly dam
aged." Tha Medjidieh was built at the Cramp
jarda in this city and was completed In
1901. She la .131 feet long, with a' beam
of 43 feet and a maximum draught of
1" feet, and displaces 233) tons. Her guns
were made at the Bethlehem steel plant.
The main battery consists of two six-inch
and eight 4.7-Inch guns. The Medjldleh's
best recent speed la ii knots and her
complement la 313 ofilcers and men. Until
the addition of the Qc-eben and Breslau
to tho Ottoman navy, the Mcdjld!e) and
tho Hamldleh, built In England, were the
only two modernvarshlps the Turks pos
sessed. TWO DESERTED INPANTS TOUND
Police Care for Babies Left in
Baskets on Cold Streets.
Two deserted babies found early today
are being cared for by the polite
The blue eyes of one of them, gazing
from the depths of a market basket at
Policeman McMahon, of the 10th 4 and
Button ood streets station, mqde sucl) a
hit with the bluecoit he wants to adop
the owner of the eyes ' BJe. will oonK'r
with his wife- McMahon found the
youngster, a-da-old boy, beside a lamp
post at the rear of KM Green street The
Infant was wrapped In a Turkish towel
A 6-weeks-old baby girl, shivering in a
sheet, was discovered on the step of 323
South 10th street, by Henry Krantz. or
that address Mrs. B. C, Stockton placed
the stranger before a warm Are until a'
physician arrived Then the foundling
was taken cara of by the police.
Hawaii Yoicaaq in Eruption
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan S.-Ttoe sleam-
Shlp Ililojilan, Khtoji arrived todqjr,
rought word that tb volcano Mokua
waoitieo la Hawaii la in violent eruptlt.
Big Afternoon Audience
Hears Evangelist Score
Hypocrisy as 'Disgrace to
God" in Fiery Sermon.
'Lots Join the Church for the
Same Motive That a Man
Blows a Safe," He Declares.
Hjpocritcs of the church came In for a
sound lashing nt tho hands and through
tho piercing words of "Billy Sunday this
afternoon when ho preached to a throng
that filled tho tabcrnaclo at 19th and Vina
streets. With llro'ln his oyc and denun
ciation on his lips, "Billy" pounded tho
pulpit until it seemed It must split while
he scored thoj o who hide,, behind , tha
church as a cloak, while In th-eudalty
lives they-followed the broad highway of
-l "Lots or men and womengo, to cnurcn
Ito ndd a little to their social standing,"
yelled Mr. Sunday. "Lots join the church
for the same motive that a man blows up
a safe for what ho can get out of It. .,
"I used to play baseball. I used to
lire on the railroads. I have been an
athlete, and I have loaned thousands of
dollars tp bull players nnd actors and
actresses, and all the money I have ever
been beaten out of In my llfo I have been
beaten out of by church members, Ro
llglon is all right. Christianity Is not at
fault: it Is the hypocrites who profess it
that aro at fault.
DAKFY OVER CULTURE. ,
"Wc aro going daffy over culture. It
Is all right In its place, but It is all wrong
when ou make- It take the place of
Christianity. Amo-Ica needs a tidal wave
of rillglonf a oyclone of redemption and
culture In the 'world won't educate any
body out of hell. When jou got right
down to It there is nothing wrong with
(the people but the devil In them."
Time and again during ms uiscourse,
tho ovancellst ran to the edge of the plat
form, pointed his nngor down Into tho
faces of the attentive auditors, and
"Stop being a wolf and disgracing Ood
by w earing tho clothes of the church. That
does more harm for the growth of Uod s
Kingdom on earth than anything else
In the wide world. If you don't Intend
to live ns Christ wants you to live, then
don't bring dishonor upon His sacred
house of worship by forcing your pres
ence Into it."
Again he whirled nbout on the plat
form, looked Into the faces of the hundred-;
and thousands of women and hurled
this at them;
GOD WANTS PERSONALITY.
'"God Is not anxious about the clothes
you wear or whether you come In a lim
ousine or on hoof. He wants jour per
sonality. You can't place a little money
on the collection plate on Sunday and
then go to the devil the rest of the week.
If you want to break up a church, don't
come; u you uo conic, mwajs come iaie.
If It's too wet, or too dry, or too windy,
or too cold. ortoo warm, don't come at
all The preacher can't be eloquent to
wood and varnish,"
In closing, "Billy" again offered one of
his fervent prayers, asking God to come
down upon Philadelphia like the rain
from the skies, and save everybody from
tho rich to the loor and from the edu
cated to (be Ignorant and particularly
church members who are indifferent and
lacking In the spirit of truth and right
eousness. When Prof Homer W Rodenheaver
opened tho choral service at 3 o'clock
in tne tabernacle, an enthusiastic crowd
Joined heartHv In the singing, and ap
plauded to their hearts' content, while
"Rode'y" led trnm through some of the
most Inspiring of the revival Tnmns,
.A special feature of the musical service
ivt a solo hy Mrs. E. H- Eraett, wife of
one of Air. Sunday's assistants It was
"She Onto Touched the Hem of His Gar
ment," the sm Pie chat converted the
fRmous "Nell" Trotter In the Paellto Gar
den Mission, where ahe sang It some
j ears ago.
Agaui "If Your Heart's Right" apd
"Brlghjen the Corner Whe,re You Are"
brought forth much applause. Dentley' 1.
Ackley. Mr. Sunday's secretary, composed
the muste of tbetormer,.
Prayer was offered by the Jtev Pr W'
Cortland Robinson He especially asked
God' for strength to help Mr Sunday to
f : : . - - 'I T lI 1 ' 1
CwteludeO' a !? Two
MEXICANS IN FIERCE
BATTLE AT SALTILL0
Cftrranzlstns Evacuating Town At
tacked by VUlalstas.
LAIir.no, Tex., Jan, 8. Carranzlsta
nnd Vlllnlsta troops are engaged In ft
fierce battle nt Sntttllo, according to a
dispatch received hero toln.
The battle began at 3 a. m., when tho
Carranm forces evacuating tho town weie
attacked In the rear by the VUlalstas
WOULD ISSUE CANAIi BONDS
Ohio Congressman Sponsor for Bill
to Strengthen Phnnmn Fortifi
cations. WASHINGTON, Jan S-A bill author
izing tho sale of Panama Canal bonds,
alucd at several million dollars, to
strengthen tho fortifications of the canul
and to purchase additional warships and
war craft was Introduced In the House
this afternoon by Iteprcsentatlvo Tost, of
Tho bill nuthorlzes the creation of a
defense board, composed of President
Wilson and Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels and Secretary of War Garrison This
boaid Is given authority to determine
what additional .const defenses nre needed
at Panama nnd also power to build addi
tional war easels.
"BILLY" SUNDAY ROAST COLLEGE SINS
TO-LEAVE TURKEY IF
! DEMAND IS REFUSED
Rupture of Diplomatic Re
lations Believed Certain if
Porte Withholds Apology
for Hodeidah Incident.
ROME, Jan. 8.
Secret messages sent to the Italian
Ambassador at Constantinople today are
said to have contained orders to leave
the Turkish capital at 6 p. m. Saturday,
with all tho members of tho embassy
staff, and to turn his affairs over to
United States Ambassador Morgenthau.
Turkey has been given until Saturday
evening to apologize for the arrest of the
British consul In the Italian consulate at
Hodeidah, but It Is believed hero that
Italy's demands, Including a salute to Its
flag, will not be granted.
Tha rupture of diplomatic relations be
tween Turkey nnd Italy Is certain, diplo
mats say, and this will be followed by
forcible action by Italy against Turkey,
Italy's war preparations are proceeding
day and night. A new army aeroplane
of remarkable power has just been suc
cessfully tried out near Milan. It Is a
biplane, with wings about 73 feet from
tip to tip, the invention of an Italian
engineer, Slgnor Capronl. It is equipped
with three Independent rotary engines,
capable of .developing 300 horsepower.
The car of the machine has three seats.
It Is completely armored and carries a
machine gun. The new biplane is capable
of a speed of about SO miles an hour and
will carry a useful load of a ton and a
half, besides fuel for 25 houra with only
ono engine working. Two other types
of the same biplane of 600 and 10CO horse
power respectively are under construc
tion. It haB just become known here that
Greece escaped embroiling herself In the
complications pursuant upon the rebel at
tack on Duraxzo by the narrowest of
margins. There nre many Greek cltUens
in tba Albanian seaport, and when the
peril of the residents there became ap
parent the Greek Foreign Office ordered
a cruiser under sealed orders to the scene.
In the nick of time Italy Informed
Greece that she was prepared to accord
full protection to foreigners In Durazzso,
irrespective of nationality. The Greek
cruiser, which wait already on the way
to Durano, wasYecalled hurriedly and
the Incident was closed.
NO EEAB, OP WHEAT FAMINE
Pilhhury, of Flour .Fame, Takes Op
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn,. Jan 8.-"Be-cause
whea,t and flour prices have ad
vanced considerably glace the c-utbreak
of the war Is no reason for believing
that there' wtlj be either a wheat or Hour
faming." 'said J S. PUlbur. vice presi
dent of the Pljlibury Flour Mills, today
"There seam to be an ampta raserve in
the country to care for every domestic
and export demand."
GERMANS WIN WAY
RIVERS IN POLAND
KAISER LAUNCHES FRESH
DRIVES ON OISE AND AISNE
Attempts to Flerco Allies' Lines to
Relieve Pressure on Wings.
PARIS, Jan. 8.
With a two-fold object In vlow, the
Germans liavo launched a series of fresh
attacks upon the positions of tho Allies
west and north of tho niver Olso and
along tho Aisnc. Tho double purpose of
the Invaders is:
First. To Ilnd a weak spot in tho lines
of tho French nnd British defending tho
torrllory immediately cast of Amiens.
Second An effort to divert tho attention
of tho Allies from tho northern nnd south
ern cuds of tho 375-mllo long battle front,
where tho pressure of tho French, British
and Belgians is being steadily Increased.
Near Lasslgny tho Germans nre at
tacking on the part of tho lino lying
nearest to Paris.
(LasMgny Is west of tho Oise, -10 miles
north of Paris, 10 miles north of Com
plegno nnd 7 miles south of Iloyc.)
IRVIN S. COBB DECLARES
WAR WILL LAST YEARS
Tells Bed Cross Sewing Circle of
A war that will last for years, while
tho wounded and the dlng lie unattended
on the battle fields and In hospital tra(ns,
wns predicted by Iivjn S. Cobb, the noted
war correspondent In an address before
tho Neutral Red Cross Relief Sewing
Circle in the home of Mrs. J. Bartram
While Mr. Cobb vividly depicted scenes
of horror, tho women of his audience
knitted garments for tho soldiers.
Ono phase of tho war brought out by
Mr. Cobb dwelt upon enro of the wounded.
While he did not criticise the military
governments of Europe, be. explained tho
Inattention these injured men endure.
"Our party received word one morning."
be said, "that we could proceed to a little'
station on the railroad over which the
wounded were being sent from the Ger
man centre line nt 'the Battle of tho
Alsne. All day long one train after
another came Into the station, all bear
ing mangled forms of flesh with just a
sparK or lire lert. .Many of these trains
had taken a week to travel only 90 miles,
while the men In the box cars, packed
like sardines on bales of straw, bpre In
silence agony that none of us can
"It was a gruesome sight at that sta
tion. As each train puffed up and stop
ped, tho wounded were taken out and
rebnndaged, then put back In the cars
nnd sent on to Germany, Some of those
trains we could smell a block oft. That
odor was terrible,"
"When he were within five- miles pf the
actual battlefield, that same foul smell
reached us again. It came from the more
than 4000 dead, dying and wounded who
were lylpg on tho space between the two
opposing armies When we reached the
trenches, the drums were beating They
beat that way day and night to keep
the men In the first line of trenches from
going crazy at the shrieks of the wounded
who were lying In the field In front of
them. These men, who could hae been
saved with medical attention, must die
because their comrades could not go Into
that hall of steel to save them. The
bodies of some had lain there for 21
days and the men in the trenches never
ceased smoking so they could stand the
Which ever tenj fi greqt tear
poea the dream of Kossuth aiUcoma
true a liberated nation! The sfory
o Hunoary's aspiration and strug
gle and waiting for freedom tt of
engrossing interest, and present
events, are adding a remarhaile new
a torifor who Vnaios lurope atd,
European peoples as few men 'do,
will axplain the remarkable situa
tion if which t.he qncfenr Unodam
finds itself 'today, hardly knowing
whether to hope far Austria' vic
tory or dtlVtt. His artlela, as in-
tarasting as it is informative, will
appear tomorrow an the editorial
page of the
Kaiser Captures Trenches on
East Banks of Bzura and
Rawka Austrians Re
treat in Bukowina.
French Press Advance Into
Alsace and Occupy Town
But Eight Miles From
German forces aro on tho cast bank
of tho Bzura and havo taken Russian
trenches in this long-contested field.
Admission of tho Kaiser's guln near
Sachaozcw is contained in a Fctrogntd
olllclal report- .
Tho Kaiser is also cast of the Rawka
River in he nevf offensive. This afti
ornoon's official report from Berlin an
nounces tho capture of 1600 Russians
and five machine guns on the Warsaw
side of this bltterjy contested- stream.
Determined jondenvor to Invdst War
saw Is indicated by this pain pf
ground and by Berlin's report that
HIndenburg Is massing 1,000,000 men
Tho Russian army of Invasion nAc-j
swept into Southorn Bukowina In
progress to Transylvania andtj
gnry. Tho Austrian patrols havo heon
forced back. Vienna admits In an of
ficial report and aro now seeking; to
protect Borgo Pass, tho main gateway
on tho east, to tho Russian abjective.
Russia's sudden and successful drle
nto additional Austrian territory has . ,
had a. marked effect on the Balkan
gtntca ahd a conference called he- M
twecn tile Bulgarian Czar 4nd Ru
mania's Klne Is considered tho pre
lude to the entrance of these nations
In the war on the side of the Allies.
Capture of tho town of Burnhaupt-le-Haut,
eight miles from Muelhausen,
Is announced in today's official com
munique of the French War Qfllce,
which also reports Important progress
In the Alsatian, drives in the regions
of Thann and Altklrch. It Is admitted
that the Germans succeeded Jn, Wow
ing up French trenches Jn the Ar
gonne, but at other points, particularly
In the north, the Allies havo repulsed
all German attacks, while themselves,
New Russian victories fiver the
Turks are reported from Petrojrrad
The Hth Army Corps was beaten
with heavy losses near Van.
RUSSIA MENACES AUSTRIA
IN THREE TITANIC MOVES
Adds Bukowina, Hungary and
Transylvania to Invaded Territory.
LONDON, Jan 8.
The Russian Invasion of Hungary
through the Uzsok Pass in the Carp
thlans and their rapid advance on Tran
sylvania through Bukowina simultane
ously with, tbelr movement toward Cra
cow, Is arousing' Kft Interest among
military men here
These combined operations are the most
gigantic undertaken u the war. and ihHr
successful completion wowid have a d-
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