Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 13, 1915, Night Extra, Page 2, Image 2

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Cenl toned (mm r One
li 1ft feet above normal. At 10:30 o'clock
the water receded two Inches there, but
at, noon naa (rone no lower.
frive thousand men are thrown out ot
-work already and the loss to them and
lhlr families wilt be great. They were
called front their bed early this morning
to aava valuables from the mills as the
rive rose with the Intensity of the storm.
The monetary loss from the flood will not
be as great as from less; serious flood be
cause ample warning was given In time.
Bad It not been for this the loss would
hnvo betri tremendous.
The Schuylkill at Manayunk Is a roar
Intf cataract. As the waters race by,
carrying everything In their path with
them, the roar can be heard half a mite
away, Chicken coops, benches and hugo
trees can be seen floating upon the crest
Ot the flood. No cattle have been seen,
but It Is feared persons living up the
rirer bank In rural section have lost
much live stock.
Tllverslde drive, between Mldvale avenue
and KerrV road. Is under three feet of
water, and the police have roped the sec
Hon off from pedestrians and motorists.
The water has backed up to the high fence
on the htlt side of the drive and Is
now within a few feet of the deserted
house In which Michael Igoe was
drowned 1J years ago In a freshet of the
"Wlasahlckon Creek Is 15 feet above
normal and within 4 feet of the bottom of
the big arch bridge.
Mounted policemen were dispatched to
all factories and residences along the
Schuylkill from Falrmount Park to
Gray's Ferry avenue with the message
from the Weather Bureau. They wore
ordered to save as much property as pos
sible before the flood was at Its height.
River-front Industries at Norrlstawn
are seriously affected by the highest
flood In the river this winter, and thou
sands of dollars damage has been
wrought by the 12-foot rise there. Brown's
Mills, at De Kalb street bridge, Is the
heaviest loser, and employes were called
from thtlr beds early tills morning to uld
In moving stock.
At Pottstown the river Is 18 or 20 feet
above normal. Residents of South Potts
town are being taken from their homes In
rowhoats and some are using these and
hastily constructed rafts to move house
hold effects. Pottstown Itself Is not
thought to be In danger.
An ice Jam at Pequea, on tho Susque
hanna River, where tho stream is about
a mile wide, is adding to the damage
caused by a 12-foot rise In tho Aver.
Residents have been warned to move
what effects they can to higher ground.
The Columbia and Port Deposit Rail
road tracks are Inundated unci at some
townB along tho river occupants had to
bo taken from their homes In boats. At
Safe Harbor the water Is up to the sec
ond floor windows of houses. This point
Is five miles above McCall's Ferry dnm.
Dynamite may be used to smaBh the
ica Jam above McCall's Ferry dam, which
may injure that structure unless it
breaks soon. The water is rapidly piling
up behind it. If it gets much higher in
calculable damage will be done when the
Jam of ice gives way.
Twenty-three feet of water now covers
the rocks below Flat Rock Dam that are
ordinarily dry enough to permit persons
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6mA remittance, in tft fgpm
to cross the river. The landing stage ot
the Evermont and the Alpha Boat Clubs
near Lafayette were swept away at noon
The Rending station at Spring's Mllle.
near the Montgomery County One, Is sur
rounded by water and rafts are being
used by passengers to reach It. Boat
clubs at Shawmont and Lafayette arc en
Every section of Philadelphia and Its
suburbs Is littered today with tho wreck
age of the worst storm In years, from
the viewpoint of the damage done.
One woman was killed In Camden and
scores were Injured In this city.
House tops In nil parts ot the city,
trees, signs, awnings, tele'graph, tele
phone and electric light wires were torn
down by tho wind, that at times reached
a velocity of GO miles an hour, the third
hlgho.it wind In the history of the local
Weather Bureau. The record for wind
velocity In this city was made October
23, 1878, with a 76-mllcs-an-hour wind. On
December 10. of tho same year, the wind
blew 63 miles an hour
On the Delaware River and bay the.
wind Inorcaicd In Us Intensity. At the
Delawaro Breakwater the official record
er reported an SO-mlle-an-hour gale. Tho
water was whipped Into plant waves, lee
In tha upper river was piled tip on the
Pennsylvania shore.
The steamships Drown Point and Man
chester Exchange. Inward bound, wer
compelled to anchor, tho former at the
Breakwater and the latter at Marcus
The battleship Michigan, bound from
tho Navy Yard for target practice at
Hampton Roads, anchored abovo Reedy
Island. A fleet ot schooners Bought shel
ter behind the breakwater.
Telegraph wires to tho various teportlng
stations were crippled early this morning,
nnd It was Impossible to get further de
tails of tho storm dnmago to shipping.
Squads of men are at work nil along
the lines of tho Western Union nnd Postal
Tclegiaph Companies In and near this
city today, repairing tho damage done by
tho stoim. At midnight tho Western
Union Company had lost nearly every
wire out of this city. It was impossible
to get dispatches from Philadelphia be
yond Trenton, in tho dliectlon of New
York, nnd the Wilmington wlro was tha
only one working to the South.
Jinny of the lines tout down by tho
storm had been put back Into service
temporarily this morning, and the com
pany was accepting messages as usual.
The Postal Company was more fortunate
and tllii not suffer as heavily. Moat of
the telegraph wires put out of commis
sion wore said to havo been duo to elec
tric light wires falling on them and burn
ing them out.
Trains from the South wcro several
hours late In some Instances, owing to
the storm and to a derailment near
Havie do Grace, Md. At Primos, on
tho P.. W. and B.. the contents of
a lumber ynrd were strewn over the
tracks, forcing several local trains to
West Chester to halt while tho crew
cleared the right of way. A field near
the ard was littered with lumber, in
cluding somo heavy beams, today.
The storm today is central south of
Long Island, according to reports re
ceived by Forecaster Bliss. Lust night
It swept over southern New Jersey and
great damage was done to various towns
uml cities in that State, including some
most convenient for you.
The photograph shows the wife of the evangelist In her automobile as she greeted friends after the dis
trict meeting in St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church, Broad and Venango streets.
of the seashore resorts. Nearly all of
western Penngylvnla was Bwept by tho
storm and snow Is reported from various
points up-State. At many places thou
sands of dollars of damage was done.
Damage that will cost thousands ot
dollars to repair was done In tho central
section of tho city. TI10 cost of bulk
windows smashed alone will bo enoimous.
That more ncro not destroyed was duo
to tho action of the department stores
In having gangs of carpenters brace their
big show windows.
Three windows of tho Wanomaker storo
weio blown In, one In Juniper street and
two in Market street. Glmbel Brothers
lost two in Market street, and windows
on tho first, second and third flora of tho
Berg & Berg store were smashed,
All the windows of the Krcsge flvo
and 10-cent store 027-935 Market street,
wero smashed while the wind was It Its
highest. Bulk windows also wero blown
in at tho following places: 319 North
Broad street. 24th and Walnut strcts, 1217
Callowhlll street, 12U Vine street, 26
South 15th street, 213 Market street, 16th
and Chestnut streets ar(d Berg Brothers,
11th and Market streets.
At Berg Brothers cooking utensils on
display In the window wcro scattered all
over the street. Policeman Rosenbeigcr
was badly cut by glass at Wanamakcr's
after the first window was blown In,
when he stood on guard warning passers
by ot the danger. Ho plunged Into the
window In spite ot his Injury, attempting
to get the stuff on dis'play to a safer
place and managed to prevent much de
struction. Rosonbcrger also did good
work at the other stores along Market
street near his post.
A big tin and wood sign was torn from
the Berg & Berg building and hurled Into
the street. Several persons narrowly
escaped being struck by it. Plastering
was torn from the cornice of 211 Market
street by the wind, and Harry Cummlsky,
of 2S1 Bast Kdgemont street, was struck,
by a section, but refused to go to a hos
pital. Awnings or signs were torn from .the
fronts of. 704 Market street, 430 Market
street, 3 South Sth street, the Henford
Jewelry Company store, 932 Market street,
and Starr & Reed's store, 1UJS Chestnut.
Two women hurt In the central section
of tho city are In the Pennsylvania Hos
pital. They aio Jennie Royokaskl and
Josephine Serufsku. both of 1023 Liberty
street, Camden. While wind and rain
forced them to keep their umbrellas down
over their faces they walked into a
tidlley car at Sth and Cherry streets.
The big skylight In the Eastland Studio,
911 Chestnut street, was blown in by the
wind with a terrific crash that brought
policemen and pedestrians running from
all directions, and great damage in the
studio was done by the rain.
In City Hall courtyard the building bo
Ing used to house tho "Know Your City
Bettor" Exhibit wns damaged by the
wind, part ot tho cornice being bldwn
off. A bay tree was broken off and rolled
about tho courtj ard. It whs almost im
possible to walk through tho couityurd
because of the wind. The front of a
hmnll house at t Smith Couit. near 10th
and 1'lne .streets, lias blown In.
Ulectiic lights In Chestnut street wero
out for 15 minutes last night, and various
other wire troubles were etpeilenced in
the district, owing to the storm.
A plate-glabs door ot tho Strawbrldge
& Clothier storo was blown awuy at
the entrance ut 6th and Market streets.
A 90-foot tree snapped In front of the
home of Felect Councilman John V.
Flaherl). of 65'i North Sth btieet. The
tiee fell forward against tho windows of
the house. Members In the Flaherty fam
ily weie aroused. Mr. Flaherty hurried
his wtfo and daughter out of the house.
Windows of several houses on the same
side of the street were shattered by the
branches of tha tree.
A chimney on the roof of 425 North 10th
street caved In. Occupants of the house
lK-came panic-stricken. They Hurried out
ot bed. No one was injured.
A lias-pole in the -yard of the Wlstar
Public School. 8th and Parrish streets,
was blown down
Telephone service at the Electrical
Bureau in the City Hall was badly
hampered. Wires were reported down In
all parts of the city and the operator
at the bureau worked under dltrtcultles
ail night, They kept Mre engines on the
Job, however, by relaying their calls.
Roofs on several buildings on the east
side of 15th street between Saneom and
Walnut streets were blown off and the
police of the 15th and Locust streets sta
tion hive roped off the whole, block, on
the east side of the street.
A largo sign fastened to the fifth floor
of the building at 931-55 Market street
was loosened by the wind and fell to the
street but no one was Injured. Many big
signs on th joofs of buildings along
Delaware avenue were blown down, and
a 10-foot sign on a building at 1W3 Weat
Glrard avenue was blown Into the street.
Awnings all over the city were blown
down and carried away. The police re
ported that awnings at the following
places had been damaged by the storm:
It- Levlngatein's store, 1703 North 7th
street: Keystone Upholstery Company.
I 1224 West Qlrard avenue; Walt & Co ,
927 West Utraru avenue; Ueory.s Gro
cery store, southeast corner of 10th and
Montgomery avenue: Exchange Storage
House, 1M North &fh street; stores of L.
Rubenttein, southwest corner of 6th and
Jefferson streets, and Louie Schwart,
Kg Girard avenue.
The front windows and a part at the
joof of trie furniture store of Otto
Scblaget, MI-S3 Oifprd street, were
broken and catrlcd away by the wind.
A portion of tho root on the Fret Build
ing, 10th nnd Diamond streets, was also
carried away during the storm.
An electric wire which dropped In
Chestnut street In front of tho Belgrnvla
endangered tho lives of pedestrians nnd
horses who hnd occasion to pass tho
spot. Tho Electrical Bureau sent men
who removed tho wire.
Several trees in Ulttenhouso Square
snapped olT during the storm.
Two large plato glass windows in tho
showroom of tlio Packer Motor Car Com
pany. Broad nnd Wood streets, were
blown out by tho high wind early this
Homes and buildings in the vicinity of
Roeso street and Huntingdon avenuo ate
In danger of being demolished by an 80
foot Bmokcstack on tho building ot tho
Quaker City Moiocco Company, which
was so badly bent by the wind last night
that It threatens any moment to plunge
down upon the numerous small residences
around It.
The stack wns bent to a dangerous
angle and is hanging above tho house by
only a few wlro ropes and chains.
A number of telegraph poles at 5th
street -ind Krio avenue were undermined
by water and sunk Into tho ground al
most up to their cross poles. The pave
ment aiound these poles Is In a danger
ous condition, and tho police have been
detailed to watch It and warn pedes
trians away from the dangerous part.
From tho early part or the evening until
after midnight tho district was entirely
without electric light, tho power being
shut off to lessen tho possibility ot Injury
from fallen wires.
Fire Company 42, after extinguishing a
blaze In the brickyard of the Sitters Com
pany, at G street and NIcetown lane, was
hold up for more than half an hour on
tho way h.ck to the engine house, at
Front and Westmoreland streets, by full
en wires, .trees nnd other obstructions.
The firemen had to use their axes to cut
a path for tho trucks. Tho fire was
caused by the roof being blown from a
kiln from which ttio flro spread to a
Two largo front doors of tho Dill
Manufacturing Company's plant. Maschcr
and Somerset streets, wcro blown In, the
locks being torn from their bolts.
Part of the roof of the Dickey & Mc
Master carpet mills, at 2d and Hunting
ton avenue, was blown away.
The Hheet Iron awning Jbi front of the
pork packing establishment of Louis
Burk. at 3d street and Olrard avenue
was destrocd. and several other metal
awnings In the same vicinity suffered.
Tho wooden fence surroundlnp tho
Falrhiil Baseball Park was partly de
molished. Telephone service on tho Keystone lines
In the vicinity of Frankford avenue and
Somersot street Is crippled.
One man was Injured so seriously In
West Philadelphia that ho probably will
die and many others sufieird minor In
Jurlen whim tho storm raged. Tho In
jured man is George Kessler, of 6235 Mar
ket street. He sought piotcctlon from
tho driving rain beneath the Market
street elevated structure.and was struck
by un automobile driven by Charles A.
Dlohl, of US South G2d street. Kessler is
In the West Philadelphia Homeopathic
Hundreds of passengers were marooned
on trolley cars in various parts of the
distiict west of the Schujlklll River,
whero trees, felled by the stoim, blocked
traillc. Two lines were .blocked nt 42d
street and Baltimore avenue. Trees also
wero blown down at SSth and Walnut
streetB, at 4Sth nnd Walnut streets and
at 31st and Walnut streets.
Somo of the mort beautiful sections of
Falrmount Park were davnstated by the
wind Trees that have been landmarks
In the Park for years were snapped off
branch by branch or blown down. Even
the shrubbery nnd saplings In some sec
tions ot the park wero damaged by the
Tho entire roof was blown from the
three-story Drummond Storage House,
42d street and Woodland avenue.
Thirteen trees were blown down In
Bartram's Garden and elsewhere In the
southwestern section, of West Philadel
phia much damage was done to trees,
signs and uwulugs.
Camden was dark at 1 o'clock this morning-
All lights wrre ordered out and the
power shut off by Chief of Police Gray
mar because of tlio danger to pedestrians
from fallen live wlrs which ttmtchwl
along practically all of the principal
Roofs were torn off. buildings and
house demolished, trees uprooted and
sent spinning down the street, as though
In the grip of a giant (hand, and feaeen
were reduced to epl!nt.rs by the terrific.
wind, which lashed the olty from one
end to another all night long. A young
woman was killed and thousands ot dol
lars of damage was done during the
Bartha Werthold, 24 years old, (31
North Front street. Camden, was the only
victim of the storm reported early this
morning. She had just left bar place ot
buslnesa and was crossing Cooper street,
at .Front, with several friends. Tha rain
and wind blinded her so that she did not
M the automobile ot Henry I. Hanford,
(IS Cooper nett, appi curbing. Kha was
hurled several feet and suffered a fia-.
turcil skull. Before sho reached tho
Cooper Hospital she died In the Hnnford
The Camden car barn, at 12lh nnd New
ton streets, suffered severely. The entire
roof wns ripped oft and sent hurtling lo
the yaid, a tangled mass of tin nnd steel.
Woodland Park, Camden's most popular
summer pleasure lesort, was devastated.
Every building on tho giounds wns de
molished, tho high fenro that surrounded
the place was scattered over a radius of
two blocks and the ticcs In the park were
snapped oft nnd scnttcicd over the
jsiounds. The homo of Herbert Ware,
which Is located In tho pnrk, wns un
roofed, and the front porch was torn
awn. No one In tho house wns injured.
Hundreds of laige plate-glass windows
In stores on East nnd West street nnd
along Kiondwny, fioin Fodoml street to
Kalgn avenue, were shattered. Windows
In residences throughout tho city wero
blown In, and virtually all Camden slept
but llltlo duilng tho night.
Tho north face of the town clock In
the City Hall dome was blown out, and
not a splinter of It wns to bo seen this
morning. One of tho tieaks of this acci
dent was that, though tho face was
blown out and the niocliniiWm of tho
clock exposed to the wind nnd rain, It
did not stop running for a minute.
Tho resldenco of John B. Clay, HI Line'
stieet, was unroofed.
Pennsylvania Ilallrond trains coming
in this morning wero late. Many times
tho trains had to be stopped while tho
crew cleared the tracks of debris.
Tho new sheet Iron roof on tho tialn
shed of tho Pennsylvania Railroad, Fed
01 al stieet terminal, was ripped oft ond
blown to the middle of Federal street
where It tied up traffic for a short time.
VVoiknien cleared nwav the dcbils in
quick timp, however. Vlitunlly the entire
roof, which wns put on only a few weeks
ugo, was ruined nnd will havo to bo
Severn! persons narrowly escaped t,erl
oub injury or dentil when a hugo adver
tising sign, weighing several hundred
pounds, was hurled from the top of the
Cnmdon'und Philadelphia Express Com
pnny'i Jlulldtng at Front and Federal
Tho Ilaffpolc In front ot tho Cfty Hall
was shorn of Its ornaments, nnd the
flag that had been on It was ripped to
The concrcto garage of Mr. LeCato,
at Iladdnn Heights, wns mined. One
of the solid concrete wnlls was blown
In and destroyed .-.evenil articles Inside.
Pollcemnn James Butler was walking
down Pine street toward the station
house nt 12th nnd Pino streets during
tho height of the storm last night when
an overcoat blow out of an open window
and wrapped Itself around his head.
While he wns struggling to free him
self, 11 big slam, lorn from tho store
front of Joseph D. Stefntio, n cleilrul
vestment maker, 1110 Pine street, came
rumbling down tho street nnd grazed
Butler. A minute later 11 tree fell and
tha pollcemnn Jumped, only to. fall in
the path of a tin chimney. Ho Is nurs
ing lnulses today.
The roof of tho house at 301 South
10th street was blown off. The house
Is occupied by Mrs. Mnry Brooks. Bricks
and debils Bhowered Into the stieet, but
no 0110 was luut.
Throe high board fences sklitlng va
cant lots nt 75S, SOii nnd 72il Hwnuson street
were carried away by tho high wind and
deposited In the centre ot the street,
forming 11 b.nrlcndo which blocked traffic
for houis. Lights were, out In the south
east section for sovcrul hours last eve
ning duilng the storm.
South Sth street presented many terrorn
to the superstitious people of the neigh
borhood Early pedestrians court led to
cover when they saw a push rurt bounc
ing over the cobble-stones, propelled by
no vlilble force
Shaken from Its resting place against
the curb the push cart traveled before
the wind at great speed for several
squares. Scarcely had tha frightened
people gained sufficient courage to Ven
tura forth again when a hugo eye came
apparently from nowhere and flew de
liberately across the ttreet.
The less feaiful upon Invcstlsatiori
found It to be tho lanse sign In front of
the ofilce of Dr. N. Hermann, an optician,
ot 415 South Sth street. Policemen were
ktpt busy trying to stop milk bottles
In their proclpltuous fllshts up and down
the street, while when the ashmen came
around luter In tho mornlm; they found
that a snow plow would be more prac
ticable than a mere curt to carry away
tho scattered ashes and irarbage.
Even the magical symbol of the Mys
terious Order of the Pawnbrokers was
not immune to the caprices of the wind.
The three sacred golden balls wcro torn
from their moorings before the temple of
Louis Cohen, 10th and Tasker streets.
As tho emblem struck the ground the
chain holding them broke and the triad
became thiee sepurate mid distinct balls.
As they scattered In various directions
an urchin got In the way atj one.
A mountad pollreman was Injured ami
an automobile party nuru.wly eseapad be
ing cruihed twneath'a big tree that was
blown down in Ardmore avenue whlla
the storm was at Its height. Damage
along the Main Line town will run into
thousands of dollars. Soma of tha finest
trees in the suburbs wera blown down.
Policeman Relehner was thrown by bla
horse when a limb was blown from a
trea In Montgomery avnu He ascaped
with severe cum an4 bruieti The ani
mal also waa lujuraa The tr that was
blown down In Ardmor avnu just
Kraied the hume of uttphtn Hiui5y
'fh? chauffeji of an stutuuiuoilc mopped
13, 11)16.
his car just In time to avoid being
'a show window at the store of the
Ardmoro Hardware Company was flooded
and considerable damage was done to the
stock. Damage to trees and wires In
Bryn Mnwr was extensive. Many cellars
In Merlon were flooded.
The storm wrought grent havoc In Qer
mnntown. Part of tho roof nnd cornice
was blown off Hie homo of Leland I),
nnker, at 6603 McMahon nvontlo, and a
quantity of lumber and plaster fell on
Mr and Mrs. Baker while they wero
aslep. Their 2-year-old son Leland, who
was sleeping In a crib nearby, was also
partly hurled under a deluge of plaster.
None of the family was Injured. The
interior of tho house was badly damaged
by water.
The roof was blown off tho home of
n.,.t Mntnv. nl ltrnnd street and Green
I lane, and numerous chimneys were dcmol-
i.t.A.1 I. It,,! tinlirlihnrhnnrl.
Scores of trees wero uprooted In all
sections of Germantown.
ATLANTIC CITT, N .T . Jail. 13.
Fcdeial Const Guard stations heio made
fulllo efforts this morning to confirm
persistent reports that a steamship, pie
sumablv n tramp, was ashore at New
Inlet. 12 mites above this city. The craft
Is said to havo been tooting for an hour
or more In tho murk overhanging the
sta shortly after daybroak. Lack ot
mora definite details leads the Govern
ment guards to bellove tho vessel was
"feeling" Its way and avoided the shoala
upon which It was at first thought she
had struck.
Bulkheads at Vcntnor nnd I.ongport
were lilt hnrd by the heavy sea kicked
up last nlRht by a northenst gale, which
for several hours attained the velocity
of noarly 40 miles. Tho sea broko
through tho timber seawall nt Cam
bridge avenue, but tho bulkhead with
stood tho attack elsewhere. A cottnao
In course of erection for Thomas G.
Sheen, of this city, at Vcntnor avenuo
nnd Derby place, Vcntnor, wns swept
from Its foundations nnd demolished.
The big music hall over the sea here,
which wns badly damaged by the De
cember storm, showed new cracks this
llARRlSBFRG, Pa., Jan. 13 -Forecasting
high stnecs of the streams through
out eastern Pennsylvania and the Schuyl
kill and Ptinit(hnnna valleys particular
ly, the Stnte Water Supply Commission
this morning Issued the following bulletin-
"There will bo considerable rises In the
nmlii river." of eastern Pennsylvania to
dny and tomorrow, duo to a condition over
tho watersheds that occurs very seldom.
The upper portions, which nro usually
linpoitnnt factors In mining the streams,
are not high, and probably will not go
very high bocatise the precipitation in tho
higher altitudes wns In tho form of snow,
while over tho lower portions It was
heavy rain, which Is rapidly driving up
"high tho trllmtniles throughout this poi
tlon of the State.
"At Wllllnmsport. Harrlsburg and other
points the tnln amounted to about three
Inches, nnd there wns from one to two
feet of snow In the nrea above. As It Is
turning colder In the mountains, this
snow will not melt Immediately.
"The Susquehanna and SchuUklll
Rivers will be tho most nffoctcd, and tho
AVtcr PuTPly Commission has sent out
largo forcos of engineers to mako meas
urements ot tho flow. It the snow on
tho upper part of the watershed had been
rain, ns It was at the lower points, there
would hHVe been an unusual flood.
"Tho following are this morning's
stages at Important points, with tho
streams rising at all of them:
"Ilanlsburg, 10.2; Danville, 10.7: Wil
llamspnrt. G.fi; Renovo, 4.1; Towandn. 4.9;
Wllkcs-Iiarre, 12; Reading, 12."
A washout near Sunbury and a land
slide at Clark's Feiry, dr-tnlncd tialns on
the Northern Central Itallioatl. west of
liarrlhurg for a tlmo Inst night, but no
serious damage Is reported ns a result
of last night's heavy Etorm In this
Pennsylvania Steel Company Expects
Increasing Demand From Railroads.
Tho Pennsylvania Steel Company today
received orders for about 10.000 tons of
steel rails, girders and castlngR. While
this business Is not unusually large for
this time of the 'year, company officials
miy, It Is nevertheless Indicative of larger
orders to come. Within u few weeks they
expect tho railroads to be In the market
for a largo quantity of rails. The advent
of general rnllrond buying, they Bay, will
ludicute a return to comparative pros
perity for all business.
The orders received today Include; 3500
tons of Htuudiird steel rails for the Phila
delphia and Rending Railway, 3000 open
hearth rails for tho Norfolk Southern,
COO tons ot heavy girders for shipment to
tho Pacific Const and 500 tons of standard
"T" rails for the Florida East Const Rall-
oad. In addition orders amounting to
about 2000 tons of steel castings were re
ceived. "There Is nothing remarkable In these
orders," said T. H. Tachaberry, assistant
general Bales manager of the company,
"but we expect loiii ereally big orders In
a few weeks. When these come hard
times will he over."
Succeeds U". Parjter Shortvldge, Who
Died Decently.
J. Bayard Henry, former member of
the State Legislature and City Councils,
was elected a member of the Pennsyl
vanla Railroad's board of directors at the
meeting ot the board held at noon today
In Broad Street Station. Mr. Henry sue
ceeds N- Parker Shortrldgc, who died a
little more than a week ago.
Mr. Henry was born In Qermaniown,
January 15, 1957. and resided tlfere all his
Ufa, On leaving college he took up
the study of law In the ofPces of George
Jilnkln, Esq, and was admitted to prac
tice in 1870. From that time to 1890 he
was associated with Lawrenco Lewis, Jr.
When Mr. Lewis died in 18S0 ho became
associated with George Wharton Pepper,
with whom he has Men In practice ovar
Sir. Htnry first became a candidate for
publlo office when he ran for State Sena.
tor from the Fourth Legislative district
on the Republican tlckat in 18918, antl.
Quay candidate Besides balng actively
engaged In the practice of law, Mr.
Hentv hud extensive business Interests.)
He is a member of the Scotch Irish So
ciety' of Pennsylvania,. trustee of Prince
ton UnlveuBlty and o? the First Presby
terian Church, and is a member of the
Junior Order of United American Me
chanic. He also was president of the
Young Men's Christian Association of
5?w "10r. ttat JUndtuj'. Atlantic City
I Branch he eunilniwd running iba
lrela ruUrlY. ana "rfy Service ha non
tnn return trvm Cfeemov" t bulb vehiu
jiiJ i.st, aud fioja guuta t, IUIU
r tmJ - ,t4v.
f 1 11 fN 1
Splendid development of!
American Industry p'
dieted Outcome of Patalyl
sis of Foreign Manufarj
Automobile exhibitors at the luh i,"
nual show of tho Philadelphia AiitomoW
irnuc Association, now a feature at th
Metropolitan Building, Broad ana yP
lace streets, nro cognizant of the tt
inni wnon ino European war is enae4 iv.
Amorlean automobile Industry will HiM
progressed oy leaps ana bounds. ThsiW
lopment will bo so great thit the m2t
optimistic will be uslonlshcd Ths (S
tlon hns been neked a number ot dultn
nt thi local show, nnd with on accM
they aro of tho opinion that with theMji
once over American factories wilt ,'
bo nble to keep up with tha home J
luieiKit uumuiiu.
ju-ji vmai iiir-rcauiiinif oucct inn ..
will havo on tho output In this coubuti
may bo Judged by tho fact that liundfa
of oxtrn skilled workmen are now belni"?
nnectallv rronmd to taka un th kl-,u i
It Is known that tho great mnnufschiriW
plants In the war-ridden countrln
Germany, France, Belgium and Austrfi
havo bcon practically destroyed. Thit
Isn't nil of Hie damage. Tho wondtrfully,
trained workmen necessary to turn out
tho car products havo been either kllltjn
.... ,nt,nl u.. tl.nt If ., Ill l, ., I., 'J
the countries reach tho point tbcv tu'
attained before the war. Men who wi
artists m steel, wno ran mo ainerent
macmncry necessary to turn out car 14
ccssorlcs and parts, arc now using their,
valuable arms and muscles In thi
bnndllng of Implements of war. A tfittfl
contrast to their tiMial pcftceiul vocation.,;!
just wnnt uamngo lias uocn uone in iner,
rank? of the automobile nianufacturen'
abroad, as In other Industrial branchet'
can' lot be calculated. It's on 111 nn4i!
that blows nobody good, and America liM
nbout to oxncilcnce the dawn of a njew
era In tho manufacture of nutomobllet, '
Conservative estimates place tho num.'!
her of machines now used b the Allied lij
in tho Ileitis of Kurope for warring puKt)
poses at .'0,000, while others believe this tj'
scon it is ended, this great mass ot metal
will only be fit for tho Junk heap, iV
l,n.i Tf ...111 tnonti lliaf thn ?rnw.A
heads of Europe, tho better classes 5
common people, and owners will wt.
cars. Where will they get them? Th
only plausible answer Is, from America,'
Representatives of tho greatest Ameri
can factories and agents at tho autoaJ-jjt
bile Bliow aro sure me Ainem-un rail
wcro qulto as popular as the foreign one,
when tho war broko out. With the let-
l.l. V.nft ..nl.tpnll,. fnllnul nil atftf III.
UilVIV II1U.I lllkvl a.,j ..,.,.. un.... ..j:
lanaeo rnae is nu.u iu u ma mm, .m,
every respect now.
Tho Mitchell car representative at ttnj
local show, who declined to give his nara,f
mndn the following statement, uur con.,
cein has alieady shipped 20 cars to Rus-'
sla, and from present Indications the (
shipments will be greater than over t 1
foreign countries If tho present great nil;;
continues. I think the American automc-1
bile Industry will profit to a wonderful?1:
extent, na It will bo years beloro tne M"f
uent, nntntnnhlla erntres recover fromfh
the staggering blow that has been straJt
by the destruction of factories and worfc't
men. f
"Jose Villa, the Mexican czar, has te1
using 10 Mitchell cars for the purpose etjf
transporting squads of men from one '4
point to another, for carrying light arng
nnd for other military purposes. The Ian 3
used In modern warfare generally arenota
I,,, hnnvo nrnnr,,l tvnfi hilt the ned?A
light touting ones. It seems stran5i,3
doesn't it? Prior to tho war the nngllaalf
demand for American cars was on mj
tho best Indications of what the future
has In store. In my mind the American,!
industry will experience one of its greet-,
est booms. Can anything more Intern
I112 be said?" "li
Secretary W. A. Kuser, of the Biseloif;
. 1 au a ntnninni n :nrnm,nv. m huid iu.
big foreign car manufacturers will be
.elnnluH flint Tnf IVil,, tlHV Will M UO
nble to make up tho lost ground. "I l'
neve, remarKeu eecremry jvuser, .mu,i
ic.i's most sensational flight to great
,nn.Al.lU fllntita .. Ill Y.n .vnit.nn, Willi
the European cataclysm Is ended Wlll-J
foreign competition practically Kiuea, w
American manufacturers will step out acl
set such a pace that tho European world(
will bo astonished. This Is not Idle cou
ment, but tho situation as It ImpresiM,
"Little ieathersmith" to Speak
Charles If. gassaman, one of tEfj
" 'Level! Little Leathersmlths," will M
the principal speaker at tho luncheon Mj
the Rotary Club this afternoon at tne on
tel St. James. J. Mlnford HumrlcbomM
wholesnlo shipper of coal, will presloe-
1 Official Forecast
Tr oxiTXTfinriM Ittn li
For eastern Pennsylvania: Fair 1
colder tonight; Thursday falrj dlminUW
lng northwest winds. Jn
For New Jersey: Fair tonight, oO.Wj
in west portion; Thursday ralr; mminuaj
lng northwest wlnda. A
Tho eastern storm has moved up til,
coast from near Cape Hatteraa durWj
thn lnnl 91 hnnra ni,1 la pAnfral off t&t
southern coast of New England ttlflt
morning. It was accompanied by PBJ
of wind and heavy rains extendlnj IM
iana aoout IW miles, wiuie oeyoqu u--j
limit til BtnrtTi Hna r, ntinAftr to uVf
been severe. A velocity of 60 mllea Pt
nour occurea at pnnaaeipnia just us
midnight, ana 76 miles per hour v ii
ported from Nantucket. A disturbance
flnin thn Nnrthwpat I .tviwrilner IntO t&
UDDer Lake reition. and Is modertUtl1,
tha temperatures so that no decided drf3
will follow the storm In (his locality- M
U. S. Weather Bureau Dulletin
Obervatlon made at 8jini. EatrnjisJ
last Rain- veioe.. -Station.
a ajnnjt. jwinvinajty Woug
ADiiena, Toxaa. 44. 4 .. aw w Vf:
Atlantic ,... J ... ,n x, c 01 ftll&
Bismarck. & 6'. il St.. NW 1 lu
Beaton. ua .. ,13 12J 12 NB 2J fSJ
uu&io, pi- I. , n 3l .04 I
Chlrazo, III. ... SS M ..a
Cleveland. O. . . IS 23 N
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8 llti 1
D(n Molnea. la,. 31 42 . S
Detroit, Mich. . . i !M ,, a
sw io Mi
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Hatt.rM N. 6.. fi 10 .U NW 4J S"S
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imnw. a. lias . .ii si ww " , ;r;
JaykeooyllU.. ..St SJ W eO.
istn uuy, no. . an . w m ;r
New Orleans .. 42 40 .. NW A tflf
Ntw York . . Hi S22 23 N M B3
f hlladilphia . . 41 JH3.29 NW 2 BjH J
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