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VOL. I-KO. 122
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, EEDIttTARY 3, lOltf.
PltlOE ONE CENT
Constant 1015, it TrtB Fltuo Lkdoei Courinr.
AT LIPNO; NOW
BUT 26 MILES
Cossack Dash Forces Ger
man Cavalry Retreat.
Russians Wipe Out Bat
talion in Carpathian Pass.
Turks Lose Two De
stroyers in Dardanelles
Sortie Ottoman Offen
sive Gains Ground Near
German Batteries Silenced in
Violent Artillery Battles Along
Banks of the Aisne French
Clalm'Gains in Argonpe Aus
tralian Troops Repulse Attack
of Turks in Suez Region Brit
ish Win in Africa.
Renewed vigor marks the Russian
drive against Tliorn. Tho cavalry van
guard has forced the Germans to re
treat to Llpno, only 26 miles, from tho
RUsstan forces havo annihilated an
entire German battalion In a great bat
tle (or possession of the Dukla. Pass.
Desperate fighting for two days and
nights won both tho pass and tho
heights dominating It. Between Jas
llcka, Gallcla, and Mezo Laborcz, the
Russians havo swept across the moun
tain ridges and also have forced the
Austrlans out of ho WyBck district.
German relnforcemdntsf are aiding
tho Austrlans In he Beskld ranee,
southeast of Trzemysl. The Germans
( announce officially occup'atlon of Gou
mln6, on the Warsaw front, and cap
ture of 40(10 prisoners.
A million Muscovites 'aro fronting tho
Germans on tho Warsaw lines, as great
reinforcements have been brought for
ward to check the violent activity dur
ing the first days of a fresh thrust at
the Polish capital. Already first lino
trenches taken by the foe have been
Petiograd reports 'a new invasion of
Hungary by tho Cossacks, who are
pressing on to Budapest.
In artillery battles raging along tho
Alsne the French have silenced several
German batteries, according" to the
Paris War Office'-: report. A slight
gain near Perthes In the Argonne, as
well as the repulse of German attacks
In that region, Is nlso claimed. Tho
Germans have launched fire boats on
f hj VfAllnHhrnr mlmmaA tila mi ana TsTnt
g, thst there I anything so ivery unusual
'.. about that, but It must be ft considerable
f setback to his pride to havo the very
if v first day of his predicted spring produce
r umo ot me most Blustery weainer we
I have Sad Jn these parts this winter. If
tr. you have any doubts about the wretched
ly inei of the weather at present, here Is
V tome flnd'hand festlmony to that effect
t Bays Cyril Maude In his curtain speech
r In "Grumpy". "Everybody Is very kind
and dpes tils best to make us feel as
fe much at home as If wo were In London."
H "Even tha weather!"
I I11JI-.1.I..IF.. . ..........
I. -vr rmiaaeipnxa ana victim
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o u.ww mis ajicnioon ana prooaoiy 10-
Wftt; Thursday generally fair; not
.much change in temperature; moder-
gUte winds, mostly northwest.
ear uetmis, see page s.
Observations -at; Philadelphia
-. ,'., 10.84
.fojin, a muss
Almanac ot tha Day
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1oii!riJ.iHM3wrow' i., a,
lamps to Be .Lighted
pvtoaaadtfher ThU. ..).... 8UQP.W,
Sbe Ur llomAr,' "
. .11.41 p. m.
4.ii a. in.
Uimwrm). ..i UMiTw.
JiEKDY ISF IK'D.
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t r iiff,t
tlio Itlver Encre, north of Albort, di
recting them agalnBl tho French lines,
but this now form of warfar6 has been
without effect thus far.
Two Turkish torpedo boats were
sunk and a third damaged by Allies'
warships, according tqvnn unconfirmed
Athens report, which tells ot an unsuc
cessful sortie of Ottoman destroyers
from tha Dardanelles.
Australian troops, recently arrived In
Egypt, routed a Turk detachment In
the Suez region.
GERMANS FORCED BACK
AS THORN DRIVE GAINS
Retreat to 'llpno, 20 Miles J?rom
WARSAW, Feb. 3.
The Russian drive against Thorh, the
great German fortress on the Vistula In
Bast Prussia, has been resumed. After
sanguinary fighting along the lower Vis
tula and north of that stream tho Ger
mans havo retreated to Llpno, only 18
mflcs from Thorn.
In this fighting Jho cavalry forces of
the opposing armies havo borne tho brunt
and at every stage tho Cossacks have de
termined their superiority over the finest
horsemen In tho German army.
Near the village Of Lutozln, northeast
of Sorpez, a body of Cossacks came Into
contact with an entire, squadron of tho
famous German Seventh Cuirassiers. Tho
German squadron was cut to pieces and
tho Cuirassiers wcro killed almost lo a
CZAR WIPES OUT GERMAN
BATTALION IN CARPATHIANS
Dukla Pass and Heights Captured In
Two Days' Battle.
PETItOGRAD, Feb. 3.
Annihilation of an entire German bat
talion In the fighting In the Carpathians
was announced In ofllclal dispatches from
tho front today.
Thcso dispatches contain absolute con
firmation of the' report that German
armies are concentrating southeast of tha
Beskld Pass, according to the official
statement, which adds that the Germans
are co-operating with the Austrlans In
tho defense ot Hungary..
Dukla Pass and all the heights dom
inating It have been recaptured by the
Russians after one of the fiercest liatt'oa
that has marked the operations In the
Carpathian -Mountains., The pass fell
Into the hands of-ythe Russians and the
Austro-German forces retreated to Mezo
Laborcz on Monday night after a battle
that raged for two days and nights.
During tho conflict a battalion of the
231th German Regiment wan caught In
a mountain defile and completely anni
hilated by the Are of mountain- guns
operated by the Russians.
Russian fqrees haVe advanced, fightlng
along the broad frdnt at Dukla Pass, and
hao crossed tho principal rldgo ot the.
mountain range In the region of Jasllska
and Mezo Laborcz. -where they took n
battery of bIx cannon, two mortars find
a number of rapid flrers. as well As
a largo number of prisoners.
A German offensive movement south
east ot Uszok Pass was repulsed with
Russian forces are still maintaining their
ground In the vallejs ot the Ungh and
Latorcza Rivers In Hungary.
Other War News on Page 4
PREPARES TO STRIKE
HEW BLOW AT FOES
Emperor's Visit to Wilhelm
shaven and Warning of
Operations on French
Coast Show Coming Ac
tivity. BERLIN, Feb. 3.
Bmperor William's visit to Wllhelms
haven and a warning by the Admiralty
Staff of the coming operations on tho
French coast are taken here to mean inai
tho German fleet wilt henceforth show
In the course of his stay at Wllhelms
haven the Emperor will visit the ships
thai narliclDated in tha recent battle In
the North 8ea. Including tho Seydlits and
Jvoioerg, wmen w?ra bwuc. h? wiw -lsh
shells, but escaped serious damage,
n.un a jtml-nltvFw uFdi-nlntp nt nnratlons
oft the Freilflh coast Is considered by some
as a notice of an actual blockade. ThU
view la snarea py in: jugnmt wh
...1.1-t. t,n..A.r nnlnta nut thnt miinV
essentials of a blockade are lacking.
"We wni carry we navm pomi iu m.
enemy," Bays the Morgen Post, which,
una viMf ..... v-r-t "'- r ------
the work of, the submarine U-it for sink
ing DDUUl BFJOl.
The Cologne daietto, which Is fre-
day contained the following caustlo t
ta?k upon tho neutrality pi .no wmix
Btates: , , ,
"American neutrality Is now only a
thill curtain behind which zealous, lovjng
service to England conceals Jtself. If
America respects only brutal power we,
too. will play the brutal power."
Tho attack was made In the course of
an article dealing witti fpreln press
comment upon the launching of Admiral
von Ttrplta's submarine warfare against
"If America were really neutral." aW
the Gazette, "she would demand permis
sion to sell war materials to Oermany
and Austria, as well as to the Allies."
..i.i,i- i ii - I'" ' ' '
CANADA SEIZES SHIPMENT
Kino Carloads Held a? Contraband ot
WINNJFKJ3, Man,. Fb. 3.-.Nwe car
load of grain shipped from Fort Wil
liam by to Wwtern Canada SIJUIps Com.
pany have bn. seized at N1g. Ont,
ao cootrubiiid of wttr
T shlptiMBt was 4Btt-4 to tiTf
Yoj tun. poiets in lbs BlUc.
"Saloon Will Go to Hell;'
He Shouts, "When Mem
bers Stop Voting for
Churches and church members were
held responsible for tho existence of the
"booze" business In Philadelphia by
"Ullly" Sunday this afternoon when, in
ono of his strongest sermons, lift pleaded
for renewed Strength for Christians
through spiritual power. Because of tho
Intormlngllng ot tho worldly things with
tho religious, the church has lost Its
power, the evangelist declared.
"I know, you know and you'll have vto
admit It, that whoncver every person
whoso name is on the church record
votes against tho saloons the saloon will
go to hell," he shouted. "You know and
I know that whenever tho church people
stop going to tho theatres they'll cither
go out of business or clean up."
At the close of tho sermon and a char
acteristic prayer, "Bill" naked for con
verts, and 66 men and women "hit iho
sawdust trail" and took his hand. Among
them was one man so much under tho
Influenco of liquor that he could scarcely
sit In "glory row."
"Mel" Trotter, of Detroit, Michigan, the
widely known evangelist and social work
er, who was converted In tho Pnclflc Gar
den Mission, Chicago, where Sunday ac
cepted Christ 23 years ago, and a closo
friend ot tho baseball preacher, addr&ssod
tho converts ahd offered prayor. During
his talk he told the "trail hitters" not to
delay telling their friends they had com'o
to Christ. All were urged to pray, read
their Bibles and confess God before the
"Mel" caused much laughter by his
witty remarks. Ono of theso was:
"When I accepted Christ and stopped
swearing, I lost half of my vocabulary."
"Billy hit at church members who
aro leaders In card parties and society.
He said: "A man came to mo and said
Mrs., So-and-so Is one of my leading mem
bers. I asked, 'Does she go to praer
meeting? Ho answered. No.' I asked,
'Does she visit the sick?' 'No.' Does she
put her arms about some poor sinner and
Continued an Page Two
HALTED BY SUHPAY
Provost Smith Tells How
He Brought Evangelist
Here After Three Trage
dies of Youth.
"Billy" Sunday was Invited to address
the University of Pennsylvania students
last February. In the hope that Ills coming
would halt a student sulcjde wave which
had swept the Institution. And it did.
This was the substance of a speech this
afternoon by Provost Edgar F. Smith, of
tho University, before the Ohio Society ot
Philadelphia at tho Hotel Adelphla,
Provost Smith pfalsed "Billy" Sunday
and the influence ho exerted upon the
student body t Penn when he addressed
them In the latter part of February,
"I went. West early Jast Bprlng," said
Doctor Smith, "but throughout the trjp
I could not rid my mind of the memory
of those unfortunate occurrences at the
University. 'Three young lives snuffed
out fy their own hands,' I said to my
self; 'Isn't It your dutyto call a halt rind)
nsk tha boys to think soberly of the prob
lems of this life and their relation with
the next world?'
"I decided to ask 'Billy' Sunday to ad
dress the student body. I must say that
there was not unanimous opinion that he
should ibe asked; nevertheless, he was In
vited and spoke to the students In the
"Since then there has been a noticeable
difference .In the attitude of the student
Continued on Fare Two
' ROBBED BY MASKED MEN
Force $325.25 From Victim at Point
Three masked men wlthrevolvers broke
Into the room of Andelo Aronlca, IOCS
South 6th street, early this morning and
forced him to give up 325.2S he had locked
In a suit case preparatory to taking a
trip to Cleveland,
Aronlca fired five shots from his re
volver after the men had escaped and
attraoted the attention of. Bergennt
Lanshe and Policeman 8wan.acn. of the
7th and Carpenter streets station. They
searched the house and found the bur
glars had entered by a cellar door,
About SO boarders In the houte were
lined up before Aronlca, but he could
not Identify any of them as the men
who robbed him. Aronlca told the police
be was aroused at o'clock this morning
by the jound "t the'lofk ot his door being
broken off. Before he could reach his
weapon the three men had him covered
ii i .I i ?
PEESO TO RUN FOR PENN
Coach Orton Selects Fourth. Member
of Belay Team.
Immy Peeso wa this afternoon se
lected a the fourth, member of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania's two-mUe relay
team which Is to run againBt Dartmouth
at the B A- A. games In Boston Satur
day night - The fight for the place wa
very keen between Peeso and Stout,
Peeso finally wincing by virtue qf pav
ing run a better trial today. The other
members pf,tfio team are Ted Meredith,
Dorsey and Baleom.
JJot much, ! known cf the strength o(
tha Dartmouth quartstts, but pne. of the
Oreen runners will be Granger, tae
Negro star Fennjylvanlf Is thought to
have the stronger team, but th Hanover
coH$4na have had more experlrnca run
ning Indoors, Meredith is the mainstar
of the. Pennsylvania, team. ad If hj
teammate can lve him any thins Hke an
vn start pn tfc nal relay, tha Quak
er? hU4 win bwus MtrediU. U right
iujw tS SM fa U ooodlUeji.
TODAY'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Chestnut Hill Academy. ......... 15 16 31
Mt. Airy Theological Seminary... 10 9 19
St. Luke's School, 2d. .'... 1.7 17 34
Havcrford Prep, 2d. .... ...,.. .-.. 7 15 22
WEST PHILA. HIGH'S1 CLASS RELAYS
Seniors ,.'.... , 1"4
Juniors ,. . . 9
Sophomores . . . .' " , , 7
Freshmen '. .'.v. . 6
BRIDGE 'IS WAR,
Van Home Boasts of His
Attack on Border Span
and Says He Cannot Be
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Formal
application for tho extradition to
Canada of Werner Van Home, the
alleged German officer arrested for
nttemptlng to destroy tho railroad
bridge over the St. Croix Klvcr to
day was made to the State Depart
ment by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, tha
VANCEBOHO, Me., Ftb 3.-Werner Van
Home today told his own story of the
dynamiting of the Canadian Pacific Hall
way and Maine Central Railroad bridge
over the St. Croix Itlver. Ho declared
that he alone was responsible and that
the German Government knew nothing
ot his plans.
"My country Is nt war," said "Van
Homo. "We are fighting Canada along
with the others. Canada has been sup
plying men to the Allies' ranks In Eu
rope. From Canada have been shipped
great cargoes ot grain and other food
stuffs, ammunition and guns.
"No small part of these shipments have
passed over this bridge. To destroy these
bridges would at least Interrupt the line
of freight cars bearing monitions of war
to Canada's eastern seaports. That is
why I tiled to wreck ihe bridge.
"The German Government did not In
struct mo to (do It. I did It myself. I I
did It," ho said, slapping blmrfelf on the
chest, "t an'i a German qfflcer, , Abobt
my rank or about my regiment you must
nof ask. I may not tell-you.- It is . enough
to say that I am a German officer.
"I am not married. My arfe. Is 57 year.
I havo been In Am6rlea about five years,
most of tho time on a rubber plantation
In what Is known bb Chiapas, In South
America. About, three weeks ago I came
to New Orleans and frdm there to New
York. I was In Staten Island, for a"whl)e.
I loft New York last Friday night and
came back here, and I have been at the
Exchange Hotel here since my arrival at
6:W o'clock Saturday night. I came here
with the distinct purpose of wrecking the"
bridge. I met a man, an IrlBhman, who
brought me the explosive from the other
ldo of tha river.
''U waa all planned out, I was to meet
him at the specified time at the bridge.
Ho was to arrive on the Canadian aide
of the river at the .same, time I nrrved
at the United States end of the bridge.
"Saturday night, the first night I Was
there, I kept this appointment. "Wo were
to knov each other by a password. The
password was '"Twomle." I met him dn
the bridge and we made arrangements for
his dellverytof the explosive He was to
Concluded on Fage 1'our
ROBERT H0FFNER HAS LOW
CARD IN GIMBEL TOURNEY
Hiss Edith Larzelere Xe&ds Ladles
Today on Indoor Course.
A four-cornored, tie for the qualifying
round prUe resulted when Robert Hoffner,
unattached, today equalled the score rif
SO made by .three other players on the
first two of the golf tournament on the
Glmbel indoor links. E. E, Cleary, an
other unattached entry, was second today
with a card ot 51.
As the best score In the ladles' tourna
ment was the 60 made by Mlsa Edith
Larzelere, Old York Itoad Country Club,
the qualification prize in that event goes
to Mrs. "W. J. Peck, Merlon, who made a
65 yesterday. Today's aummaryr
Hobirt Hoffer, unattachtd SN 33 IN)
E. K. Cleary, unattached ,...,,, 26 2K Bl
I,. Ooldbtrr. untttaehdl SO SB B4
J. J. Cunnlnrham. unattachtd. .. S8 ST B3
Lwls scewart. nan Air.,,-,.... se so so
J I. C. rotter, Merlon ,. SI ST 88
n. Upplncott, lluutlnsdon Valley. SO 39 fig
D. n. AJiman. Krankft.nl i...... 30 30 50
Leells Educomb, unattached ,,, 30 31 no
J. A. nradley, Rlvarton 31 30 81
B, P. Comity, Jr.. Woodbury . .... aa 3 C6
John J. Kelly, unatUcbed 34 SI 7
Wm n Iftft, unattached .,.,,.,, 3T ,12 60
It. Armitronr, Itlverton ,..,..... S3 40 T3
8, P. Comley, Woodbury Vt 31 TO
Mlos Edith Lar?elere, Old York
Road ... 31 SO 60
Mrs. O. C. Coryell, Philadelphia '
Crleket Club .,..,.:.,, 30 3T 63
Win B. Chandler, llunlnlsdon Val.
ley ..,33 so n.i
Mr.. U. C. Block. North Mills. . . 3T 31 BS
MUi M. CUtea, North Unit ... SO 41 T
Me. Win, H. Taylor. Old York
Road .... ... , r, . 3S ii It
H was announced this afternoon that
the exhibition SS-hole match between
Isaac Mackle, Fox Hills, and Joe Mitchell,
Tipper Montclatr, on jpne side apd DaVy
Cuthbert. Huntingdon Valley, and Frimk
Sprogell, PhUmont, pn the other, would
be played on Tuesday, February 9, in
stead of Monday, February 8, and that
the Junior Tournament prlglnaliy ached
uled for February 9, would be played on
Saturday morning, February J3.
I I ll l.i I n
QEAED BT CHIRP'S BUJjpifgSS
, An insane father is In the Danville, Pa.,
asylum today Ina. serious condition, while
bit daughter, Mary Wargp. Is In the
Villa Ey Hospital In thia city. Ignorant
of the fact that her parent lost his 'reason
aa the resul, of wcrriraent over her eye
sight Yesterday John Wargo, proprietor of
the Sharooklu Hotel, visited his daughter
(B th hospital here. "While on hU way
home he feecam Insane, pn the. train. Hi
condition hcama o serious that It was
nscesaary to rmove him to the asylum.
18KA R44U Sl sf 8MtflI UaSi
SNOW SWEEPERS IN
Rapid Transit Company Be
gins Operations in Ger
mantown Railroads Pre
pare for Emergency.
Philadelphia's total rqlnfall for
tho storm period beolnnlno Sunday
morntno was ).23 inches.
The average rainfall for the en
tire month of February, or 3.3)
inches, has icon exceeded during the
first three days of this month.
In this period approximately 3.03
inches has fallen.
The excess rainfall here since
January 1 has been 1.03 inches.
Five Inches or snow In Germantown,
with tho flakes still coming down'. Im
pelled the rtapld Transit Company to
start Its big sweepers over Its lines In
that section of the city 'before 2 o'clock
So far noswecpcrs hay been sent out
by either ot the three rail road a entering
this city, but all the blg'snow plows are
In readiness If the snowfall should prove
heavy enough to bumper traffic.
The Snow Is the heaviest of the
winter, and Indications that It will con
tinue for some hours. The .forecast for
tomorrow Is fair ueathor.
The snw proved., a benefit for pedes
trians and horses, caklns on the Ice and
making footing more safe, It also affords
2n opportunity for unemployed men to
am ' a little money clearing) oft side
walks or working for tho city, cleaning
the streets of (snow. '
Preparations for the removal of enow
from the streets In the central part of
the city we;re made today by Chief Wil
liam H, Connell, of the nureau of High
ways, otter he had received word from
.theWeather .Bureau to the effect tha.
the snow would "probably continue to fall
throughout the day'lind night.
In order to bo ready in the' event of a
heavy snowfall, Chldf Cpnnell ordered the
ten contractors who hold ihe contracts
for tho remoal of snort- to hold their
ploughs In readiness fpr use at a few
Continued on Tase Two
WILD SCENE IN WHEAT PIT;
PRICE GOES TO $1.66
larly Drop Followed by Bebound
in Interval of 15 Minutes.
CHICAGO, Fob. 3. Tho most riotous
scenes witnessed on the Board of Trade
since the famous Patten and Letter deals
occurred at today's opening, when May
Wheat opened at 11.62. suddenly dropped
to aa low as 1 53 within 10 minutes, and
nt the end of 13 minutes hryl leaped to
?L65V4 per bushel. At ope time the price
rose to 1.C6, a new record.
Speculators nho crowded the public and
private galleries caught the excitement
and Joined In the shouts from the floor.
Notices were served on officials of the
Armour Grain Company, the J, Itosen
baum Grain Company and Bartlett,
Frailer & Co. that they must appear be
fore United States Attorney Cllne with
their records of transactions since Au
gust, 1. The Government wants to lenrn,
according to Mr. Clint, whether the
doubling in the price ot wheat In six
months has been legitimate or the result
BEPOBT SENDS WHEAT DOWN
Price Drops for- Two Minutes, Then
Mounts to 81.05.
May wheat sagged for two minutes to
day from the opening price ot 1,64 to
I.B6V4. quickly recovering to 1.65. The sud
den drop was said by brokers to have
been due to the reported destruction ot
four forts at the Dardanelles.
If the Dardanelles forts really were de
stroyed Itusila would be able to ship out
her wheat. It' is believed, and this would
result In a big drop 1n the American
SENIORS WIN WEST PHILA.
HIGH INTERCLASS RELAYS
New Records Established In Every
The senior class won the annual Inter
class relay meet of West Philadelphia
High Scheiql Jn the school'a gymnasium
this afternoon with a total of It points,
The Juniors, sophomores and freshmen
finished in the order named.
The previous records for.thojour events
were broken. The junior relay covered
the one-mile event In J minutes and 2) 3.5
seconds, clipping a nuarfer ot a second
off the former mark. Five seconds were
clipped oft the old record In the two-mile
race, the seniors winning In S minutes
and 39 -$ seconds.
The freshmen Improved the half-mile
race by three seconds, while the seniors
beat the former four-mile mark by 13
The summaries follow
One-mil reUy Won by ivnlore fVInn, neu
VauCT. Whjtlnr. tfarlmi. second, seniors, third,
kephomorea, Time, 3 2S 3-5.
Two-mil rUy won hy eenlors (Sterling,
Kirby. Tassert. Utiillibl. eecond, iopho.
mortal third, unore Time, 0.30 l-S.
HaJftinUf. relsyvwon by frechmen (Miller,
Oertrldit. Barron, I!shly), eeonJ, sopho
nioree. third, senior, Tim. 1 ST l-S.
Four-mil relay Wen by seniors (Borer.
RonMll, b'lreet, Collar), second. Juniors, third,
frejSmstt., Tim. .JO. 6.
i ''" ' ' -
. MANHOIB COVERED AT IwlSTr
A cover ws? today placed over the
manhole at 1-th and Market streets, which
for several days was covered by an old
peddler's box. As there Is a .great deal
pf trafllo in this neighborhood the de
layed action of the Bureau of Highway
li prelecting the manbaio C4us4 con
WORK ON TRANSIT
Favorable Action Tomorrow on Ordi
nance Providing for Special Election to
Authorize $30,000,000 Loan Will
Permit Early Start on Construction.
Failure of Finance Committee to Report
Measure Would Make It Impossible
for People to Sanction High-Speed
in March, as Demanded by Taylor.
If You Want to Boost Rapid Transit
Telephone to These Councilmen
Here is a list of the members of Councils' Finance Committee.
The ordinances that would authorize"5?! special election to
provide $30,000,000 for a comprehensive system of subways and
elevated lines, according to the plans of Transit Director A.
Mcrrit Taylor, arc now before them as a committee and have
been before them for the last month. Upon their action depends
whether or not the election shall be held in March and actual
transit construction started in the coming summer, instead of
If you want the work on real rapid transit in Philadelphia to
begin this year, communicate with tlicscjnen. Call them by
telephone today at their business places orat their homes tonight.
Ask them to take immediate action in the matter,
Name and Homo Address.
John P. Connelly, Chairman, 238 Fair
mount nvcuue Markot 213 Spruce 6S13.
Dr. Thomas J. Morton. 1453 North 10th St. Filbert 1762 Filbert 2762.
icobcrt Smith. 2310 need stieet Dickinson GOS Filbert 2315.
Teter E. Costello, 3500 Dlsaton street Tacony 7 Ixicust 314.
Fred Schwarz, Jr., 4711 rtlchmond street. .Frnnkford 8S3-D....Frankford S33-D.
Dr. K. It. Gleason, 2033 Chestnut street.. Locust 930 Locust 050.
Morris E. Conn, 103 South 22d street Locust 1653-W
John II. Bnlzley, 621 McKcan street Dickinson 1726-A...Xombard 22S2.
William J. McCloskcy, 1007 North 6th St. .Market 1207 Murket 1602.
G. If, Kelloy, 1633 South Broad street..,..
Ueorgo V. Darrow, C621 Germantown ave.Germant'n 1912-D..Germant'n 3302.
Hobert S. McElroy, 192VBalnbrldgo St.... Elcct'l Bun.aU.
"Name ahniomo Address:
Harry J, Trainer, "8S South 10th street..
William J. Crawford. 2036 Fltzwnter St.
Charles Seger. 1715 Pine street Locust 650S Filbert 3178.
Edward Buchholz, 1937 North 6th sticet.. Klecl'l Bureau
George W, Kuckor. 1921 North Oth street.. Spruce 3165
Louis Huttf 2921 Oxford street Poplar 974-A., Wulnut IStfL
John J. McKlnley, Jr., 2S02 Noith 2d st...Kenslngt'n 17SI-D..
GeorgQ D'Autrechy, 14IS N. Lawreiice St..
William II. Flnley. 2005 South 4th street.. .
John F. Flaherty, 65? North 8th street,... Market 053 .. Elect'l BJrcau.
SHIP BILL BELIEVED
KILLED BY BOLT OF
Bitter Speech by Senator
Stone Regarded as Funeral
Oration Over President's
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Ita friends
virtually conceded this afternoon that
the shlu purchase bill t.as dead. The
bolt of tho seven Democrats O'Gorman,
Hitchcock. Hardwlck, Bankhead, Camden,
Vardaman and Clarke who joined the
Republicans in an agreement to send the
bill back to a hostile committee was re
garded ns having been entirely success
ful, Tho Democrats who Joined the Re
publicans In the fight were denounced aa
traitors ond lrtually read out of the
party hy Senator Stpne In the upper
house this afternoon. Ho strong was
Stone's language that Senator Q'Gorman,
one- ot the seven bolters, made a point
that Stone was viplatns the rules hy
personally abusing fellow Senators.
"I think I am amenable to the rule, Mr.
President," said Stone, "because the con
duct of those Senators could not be re
ferred to without breaking the rule."
"I Insist." broke In O'Gorman. "that the
Chair force the Senator from Missouri to
take his seat until he purges himself of
Stope apologized with a Very evident
sneer, and then paraphrased Mark An
tony's speech on the death of Caesar In
continuing his attack.
"These gentlemen," he said, "with no
Onllnurd on I'age Two
PICTURE FILM ABLAZE
Theatre Panic Averted by Operator's
Presence of Hind,
Presence of mind on the part of a
moving; picture operator and piano player
at ForepaUKh's Theatre, 6th street below
Vine, this afternoon averted a panic and
probable, loss of life wrjenvfllm on ihe
picture machine caught Are.
When the blase flashed from the ma
chine some pne yelled Are and most of
those. In the audtenca Jumped to their
feet. Gertrud. Jpnes, cf VOL North Ubr
street tried to read, one of the. exits and
fainted She was taken tq the Hahne
But tha pianist continued to play And
Immediately neveral in the Audience rose
to calm those who were exalted
There were shouts of "'SH dawn.- and
Anally order was restored. Tho sal ot
tickets, tha police say. was not stopped
by the Incident WbM th firemen, ar
jlv4 thera was UdWog for ibvtij .
jt- Telephone Numbers.
..Locust iOW Same.
The eyes of all Philadelphia will he fo
cused upon Councils tomorrow, anxiously
waiting to seo whether action will be
taken upon the ordi
nance providing for
a special election to
authorize the &Q,
000,000 transit loan
to begin tho nctua)
work of construct
tlon. Particular In
terest centres In this
meeting of Coun
cils, since the fatrt
of the proposed
Jlnrch election hangs In the balance,
Should thq Finance Committee fall at
this time to repoit favorably the ordi
nance providing for the special election It
will then be Impossible to hold the elec
tion the latter part of March, as advo
cated by Director Taylor, of the Depart
ment of City Transit, and as favored by
the majority of Councilmen In each cham
ber In the poll taken by the Evbnin
LBDURn three weeks ago.
Further delay on the part '' the Ft
nance Committee means at best an April
election and may mean the postponement
of tho election until June. It Is generally
rumored that Organization leaders, un
less forced by public opinion, will try to
delay the election until June.
For more than a month of needless de
lay the ordinances Introduced lit Councils
at the request of Transit Director Taj lor
to authorize the special transit election
have been pigeon-holed In the Finance
Chairman, Connelly, of the Flnanre
Committee, has Issued no cajl for a meet
ing of the committee tomorrow If the
committee does not meet and report fa
vorably on the ordinances there will he
no election for transit In March and
the Inaction of the committee will be re
garded by advocates of the transit plan
that the Republican Organization stands
squarely for delaying actual transit work
until the summer of 191$. That action win
meat, that Philadelphia will have real
rapid transit one year later than would
otherwise be possible,
Chairman Connelly said yesterday that
there was no desire pn the part pf the
committee, sq far as he knew, to delay
the transit plan by postponing tha elec
tion. He failed to explain why hla com
mittee has not taken any action on tha.
matter during tho last month with the
ordinances before it. .
At least six weeks will elapse after the
favorable action on the bills by tha
Finance Cpmmltt.ee before the special
election may legally be held Further
delay on the part of the committee will
put the result of the election before
Councils shortly before the sumntter re-
Concluded ua Vs Tw
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