Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 13, 1915, Night Extra, Image 1
sKfc!&ml 1 FINANCIAL EDITION NIGHT EXTRA tmn NIGHT EXTRA VPIj. I NO. 104. HAVOC KB- itlfZlmL-' :" T-f SVWCSljSSJ!&r-ir ir .. ,- . . " I BSBr 1 if i Kllif f SJill PIT! I P ( wk ;sa vSift. tS fir nTiyiTiBt i c .lj ll&s UK - uv:. . . . v.-,. .u ......:....; . m. ., ... , J ? &wmmmmMkWm? mtmSmm SlfflARlES, JMTIBH S 3 . j - - , i ijidLJJpon Harhor iFjrustrated by Heavy IFire of Gunners Two pUndersea Fighters De stroyed, According to ' Unofficial Report. Hostile Aeroplanes Sighted in Channel. Atli reported that two German sub- ipisrines, attempting a raid on Dover larbor today, were tired upon and sunk Mr.tfie forts. The submarines, it is ISMf were accompanied by aeroplanes. Bhlsli were sighted at soveral points Ulcus the English Channel. Kspfure by the Russian forces in the E THE WEATHER D" ilOSh. Vlint a inrml Tn wia a ItlrlfV J Indeed, If, for on reason or WGfttr, you did not have to ba out of " Jt night Bort of a nice feeling, J;t to be able to draw up nearer 3 Srt Vh.n th. tHnlnnt mia rf wind JM&.tb tiardworklng oM furnace outdo i;- wnen me unie came o k 1 whi jum. to be able to duclc under JtMYtra wu no Utile thing to be thank SI for. More than that. vou ounht to K sprayer of thanks that Old Doreaa of hla big -cenUmetro gusta. Kf I 'S'aa not much fun at Broad and fpu etreets in a, storm luce lat Wi 3ut It mlirht have been worse W Plac, we imagine. u n-encn for instance) FQBECAST !" Philadelphia and vicinity muy cloudy and 8lightly colder. ubsryaUons at Philadelphia SjL.IL ,, --.,,.,-.., T,,rr ..,,,..- , - , kl(' Korthwt, 33 mlta te.M" V." ! 'ii ' - "" uS? : U3sernt. a tBtrature ,..,.,, 63 Almanao of the Day kitta . .. . .. rtUu ato-'' "'" " 2.'iiv r rfr "" tomorrow ,..u, n. Iftmps to Be lighted 1 4 etw vebtrle., ... BilSp. TO. The Tides - POUT TnnniinT Sfl1" ': Ml 11 k 5 tomorrow T:2Sa,w. kta''-t,.-':-::;::::::::l;i:S: sw rtBtorS . ......... t-JfiuS: fcSt tiiss- i J5?f d-Utnm rs"t--' .... .... ii:s: WROUGHT BY At the uDner left hand the uhotoKranh shows a yawnine cap where rooms, at Broad and Race streets. These windows are among the most strip of metal ripped from the tops of four houses in Buckius street, street as dislodged and left hanging over the eaves. Below is a big elm quehanna avenue. Caucasus of a whqle Turkish regiment, the 92d, Is reported from Petrograd. This Huccess Is the result of continued fighting near Kara Urgan, southeast of Sari Kamysh on the Transcaucaslan border. (This report is denied by the Turks.) Tabriz, second largest city of Persia. has been taken by the Turks and the Russian troops In tjiat section nave fallen back. The invasion of Egypt by Ottoman forces Is expected by the British guard ing tho province, desplto reports that the camDalcn had been, abandoned. German officers are said to he leading the march, i The Russian drive on Cracow through southern Poland has collapsed, accord inB to Vienna, which records a repulse of the Czar's forces at tho River Nlda In a great artillery battle. The Austro-Germans haye launched a movement to expel the Russians from Gallcla, and General Hlndenburg la sending an army into the Invaded province to carry (5n the offensive. Germany has sent three corps to aid the Austrlans in Servia, according to reports, which Petrograd interprets as a ruse to draw troops from Poland. If the reports are true Berlin evidently aims to clear a route to the Turkish war none. Roth Russian and German forces are massing along tho Bxura and Niemen RlverSf Germans in the latter (north ern Poland) field presage a drive on Warsaw from a new direction. Further loss of ground east of Sols sons, where severe flghtins centres, is Conclude on I'm Tour BOOM FoTvSLSON LAUNCHED IN SENATE WlUiawiB, o Mississippi, Tells Col, leagues President Will Be Ke-elected. WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 The Wilson Presidential boom for 1918 was officially launched In the Senate today, when Sena tar Willlami. of MiMiwIppt. we of the .hief gnokeauieii for the AdralulWratloo In Congrw. declared that "WMrow.W). sob ts swag to b reHnt4td by the BwoaUe pint " re-elected by the pel for th twin sucedU)f toe prs se ana. GREAT WIND AND RAIN STORM EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY; MANYDIE; ROME IN PANIC Vatican Buildings and Churches Damaged. Many Small Towns Are Almost Wiped Out. ROME. Jan. 13. Rome waa thrown Into panic at 7;53 o'clock this morning by a severe earthauake, the moat serious ex perienced here for 16 years. There were two distinct shocks, but the first, at. o o'clock, waa slight. sPope Benedict was saying mass when the earthquake occurred. Re knelt and prayed during tho shocks, and then con tinued the mass. After the undulatlonaNhad ceaied King Victor Emmanuel rode through the city to inspect the damage. Waster was knocked from the ceilings of some of the Vatican buildings by the earthquake and other damage was done to the Interior of soma of the chapels. Reports indicate that the- earthquake, Which destroyed a number of buildings in the city and suburbs, caused great loss of life. It Is reported that In Perete. a mall town in the Corapartlamento of Abruzzl, 18 persons were killed. TOWNS ALMOST WIPED OUT. One report says that 30 persons lost their lives in and near Perete, The en tire province of Abruwl Is declared to bave Buffered and many of the small towns have been almost wiped out. Sev eral towns In Rome province alao suf fered. . , . , The towns which are reported to have suffered most Include Capello, MagUang. FrlBuue. Monterotottdo. Vsrely, Vat montone an4 AJbano. It was reported that many of the Inhabitant wet eselu4d a i'Jia Sum PHILADELPHIA, AV-EDNJSSDAY, JANUARY 18, 19lG. stood a great bulk plate glass window in the Packard Automobile sales expensive in the city. On the right is a street almost barred by a huge near Kensington avenue. In the circle is shown a roof covering in this uprooted ana tnrown across inc uiuiuugmuic ui u ov aim uuo- PENROSE WILL URGE CAUSE OFHIGHSPEED Senator to Speak in Behalf qf Prompt Action at To morrow Night's Transit Demonstration. United States Senator Boles Penrose will step forward as an advocate of Phil adelphia's rapid transit development to morrow night at tho great transit mass meeting In the Academy of Music. The Senator said totay he would speak at the demonstration. In an address re cently the Senator urged nie construc tion of the hlcb?speep lines (M the earliest possible moment, and it i expected he will declare his position even more em phatically tomorrow night- The entire demonstration. Including the parade on Broad street prior to the meet ing, promises to exceed all expectations. Preparations made by the organizations of all kinds throughout the city Indicate that all classes of dtiiens have been aroused to the necessity for the high speed system planned by Director Tayor. The campaign for speed, comfort and economy persistently advocated by the Kvenio I.EDaEn since its birth last September has won thousands of adher ents, who will demand that Councils stand by their moral and legal responsibility to represent the people. Prominent men In every walk of life, the pulpit, the bench, the bar, the busi ness man. the worklngman, -win be pres ent to voles their co-operation In provi sion for a necessity which is vital to the progress of the city. They are encouraged b? the promise of sincere support from the Counsilmen upon whose shoulders now rest tho re sponsibility of giving this city high-s peed transit, ad the public will formally d- , Cswladi J a l'tis lTho COVERS WIDE PLANS TO QUESTION LEGAL STATUS OF JOHNSON CONTRACT Mayor's Cabinet Discusses Supreme Court Test and Hastening Work at Block ley. Tentative plans that may result in 'a higher court decision being sought on the legality of the contract In perpetuity held by Philip .II, Johnson as architect for all Department of Public Health and Chari ties buildings were discussed today at a meeting of the .Mayor's cabinet Mayor Blankenburg is in Ashevllle, N. C,j Director of Publla Safety Porter Is in Boston and Transit Director Taylor is busy planning for the demonstration tomorrow night, but all other memebrs pf tho cabinet were present. It was the first meeting attended by Dr, S. Lewis Zlegler, the new Director of Publla Health and Charities, and complet ejiarmony In the cabinet has been re-established. Immediately after the meeting, It was learned that Mayor Blankenburg would send a message from Ashevllle to City Councils tomorrow week asking that body to appropriate the Jl.OOO.CW for the re habilitation of Blockley at once, either to the Department of Public Works or the Department of Health and Charities. This will put squarely up to Councils the question of whether there is to be Concluded oil Pace five Woman's Bequests to Charity NQRRISTOWN, Pa-, Jan. U-The poor of the congregation of the Una Lexing ton Metmonlte Mestlng are to receive the proceeds of 30 shares of Scltwenkvitle Bank stock, according to the will of Anna, Swartley. of Lawidale, probated to day. She also gives i) to Mwinomto ministers, relative nd friends about fsuwa. Cortmanr, 101B, r ms Pot.io Lrtxjwi Cour-iMT. AREA IN CITY SCHUYLKILL FLOOD, WORST IN YEARS, REACHES THIS CITY DAMAOi: CAUSED 11Y dALll AND FLOOD IX A XI) XI! AH CITY Flood rnvaucn bmiks of SctittllkUl ' lor ncarlu 100 miles, threatening railroad service between here and the South. Slrtii-mtlc pale that swept city the third Uluhesl wind on record here. One life tnUrn ln storm In Cam den, scores Injured In this city and suburbs. City almost Isolated for hours by disruption of. tclcnrapti and tele phone service to outside points. Trolley lines blocked by trees blown down and passengers ma rooned. Trains hours late. Itoad to St. Timothy's Hospital blocked by three-foot inundation and nine firemen, overcome at Manaynnk blaxc, held up for five Jiours. Great destruction of awnings, trees, sfgns and liousctops in all .sections of the city. Market street Uttered with' RroK-en glass from vnlk. icindotoa Of depart ment stores smashed by the wind. Contents of display wlndoivs strewn about the streets, Including every thing from kitchen ware to costly hats and garments. Thousands of umbrellas turned inside out lie about city strcets "LIE," SUNDAY'S RETORTTORUM USER'S EXCUSE "Fellow Who Says He Can Leave It Alone, Can't," He Warns "Moderate" Drinkers. Applause and cheers rang out In "Billy" Sunday's tabernacle, 13th nnd Vine streets, this afternoon when the flery evangelist gave his throbbing, Inspiring sermon on morals. It was a powerful discourse ngalnst the sin of Immorality and the danger of associating with tho Immoral. Tho big building was flllei' with attentive listeners. tetT' 'flllly" calls this sermon "The " ij Leper," and. In graphlo description ' XjvMrti'?J" shows how the man or woman who de sires to lead a clean Christian life should avoid tho company of all persons whose lives are not as Clod would have them be. "But he was a leper." These words from Second Kings were his text "I say to you, young man," Sunday howled Into the faces before him, "don't you go with the Godless, good-for-nothing gang that blaspheme and sneer at religion. That hunch of character assas sins will make of your body a doormat to wipe their feet on. Don't go with that bunch, I heard you swear, I heard you sneer at religion. Stop or yon will become a staggering, muttering, Dieary-eyea, foul-mouthed dawn-and-outer, on your way to hell. I say to you, stop, or you will go down to hell, breaking your wife's heart, wrecking your children's lives and with nothing to show for It. God pity you for all you have to show for serving the devil. You are a fooll You are a fooli Take It from Bill, you are a fooll" HITS "MODERATE DRINKER." Then he threw more verbal firebrands at the young men who believe they can "take a drink and let it alone." Again Concluded on Fage Scku ALTER ATTORNEY GENERAL? Pormer Speaker Mentioned as Succes sor of John C. Bell, George & Alter, former speaker of the House at Harrlsburg. is being mentioned in political circles today as likely to suc ceed John c- Re" as Attorney General. The appointment of Mr. Alter, tt is pointed out, would conciliate the Olivers should Governor-elect Brumbaugh deter mine to drop Robert McAfee, now Sec retary of tbe Commonwealth. While Doctor Brumoaugh has given no intimation as to the personnel of his cabinet, it la understood that Mr Alter has been suggested to In in a a uun whose appointment v, ould be desirable f 01 the take of larmcoy. Mr, Alter U from Allegheny County, PBIOBOIOOOENT LIMITS Damage to Mills And Homes Along 100 Miles of River, Which Floods Manayunk Streets. Third Highest Wind Re corded Here Blows Down Roofs and Wires One Dead, Scores Hurt. High tldo In the' Schuylkill , River late this nfternoon' wilf mean'-tKa, S'orsi flood In the history of tho clty according to members of the crew of 'tho. Police Boat Reyburn, Hundreds of men wero put to work this nfternoon in lumber and coal yards all the way from the Falrmount Dam to PelntvBreezo removing stock frojn the danger points. Tho flood, of which warning was sent out from Reading by Weather Bureau of ficials, reached this city while the tide was ebbing at full force. In, spite of this the water continued-to rises 'In the Schuyl kill. When the tide turned tho rapidity of the rles Increased, and no one can tell where It will stop. Tho flood devastated the Schuylkill River front for nearly 100 miles befors reaching this city. Communication by rail between this- city and the South Is threatened. It will be cut oft If the river below Market street rises a few Inches higher. The crest of a 21-foot wait of water swept down the river past Reading this morning. It struck Manayunk more gradually, but virtually every mill along the river front Is closed. Householders desperately worked try ing to save furniture. In many streets close to the river vans were dragged through streotB, hub deep In water. The tcoVksW the Baltimore and Ohio n' Y VH 1a,"auJ' submerged. Those M TV1 VtH1 Washington and Bal- W al'oad are threatened. T)ie iot4 tiuivJ ,k.-ii ivnn a tew incnes ot tnem near yin ervjee to the south may .ivu. The flood tore three barges from their moorings In the Schuylkill at Callowhlli street shortly before noon. They were whirled down to Gray's Ferry, endanger Ing other shipping tied up along the rtvar front, before being caught by the Police Boat ReyburnJ RIVER IS PEET OVER NORMAL, At noon ttva river at Manayunk res istered IS feet above normal, the highest In three yarat and had backed up to the etera of many residence? on the Mont gomery County side. Immediately after notifying the Central Police Station of the serloue flood In the Schuylkill at Reading, the Weather Bureau sent a message to the Scliuyl. kill Navigation Company that this Doo4 "jnlght ba expected In Philadelphia some time lato this afternoon." Every mjll owner and resident along ttie river bank at Manayunk and towns nearby kb told by telephone of the Impending danger. They spread the news broadcast, Kxtra hands were put to work re moving effects from those mills on the. river bank that thus far have not been touched by the flood. Some are stack ing their belongings In fields until quarters are found for them, Manayunk Is standing the brunt of the flood In this section. While the river there is the highest In three years, only a mile further up, at Flat Rock Dam. It Concluded on Iase 'fwu I.OST AND POUND "LOST ' AND ALL. 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