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PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, TEURTJAIir 5, 1915.
PRICE ON"E OBNO?
CortudnT, 1018, si Tni rotilo I.mat CouriNr.
f.RAISES CITY REVOLT
MENACING AS 1905'
litizcns Awakened to Seri
ousness of Blow at High-
jpeea nun m x uuuiv- w
Authorize Loan Election.
Business and Civic Bodies' Lead
ers Denounce "Shameful Be
trayal" and' Call Meetings to
k .-.I A J. : A . l m m a a ft a I m
K Demand action uy vuunuua.
i iiv nwnkcncil demanded today Hint
(la Organization program ot delay,
ticketing, obstruction and political Jug
glery be instnntly terminated
in nrdpr tlint tho nntvnrjml
fOBTHEN -w-in of tlio citizens might
not be throttled In their
fght for real rapid tran
alt. It wns n demand that
Council's Finance Commlt-
tf headed by John P. Connelly, tlio Mc-
Kldiol lieutenant, hold a meeting and
.mima fvnm tlm nnlttfrnl nlcklltlE? vat tlln
l-enilnanco providing for tho 30,000,000 loan
jdectlon to Insure the building of subways
In4 high-speed lines in accordance with
Director Taylor's plans.
E-Kot since the public became aroused In
1905 over tho gas Icaso steal, have citizens
shown greater Indignation than they did
Way over hc failure of Connelly to call
meeting of the committee to pass upon
he special election bill which ho Intro
duced bn January 7. With vitriolic con
demnation, not only of Connelly, but of
the entire Finance Committee and tho
JfcNIchol-Varo members of Councils, vlr-
luatly every business and civic organiza
tion In tho city, through Its ofllccrs,
'callecf special meetings to demand that
Immediate octton bo taken. T?he same
clouds which broke Into tho citizen storm
of protest In 1003, with the result that
the Organization was completely defeat
ed, have formed again In tho city.
CALL IT "SUAMI3FUL BI3TIIAYAL."
In fact, the usual respect which is paid
(to the, councllmnnle bodies has complete
ly yamsneu in wio maicmenis oi presi
dents, secretaries and various officials of
the city organizations.
&,lhc refusal of the Finnnco Committee
to pass upon the ordinance has brought
Jojrth such expressions as "conspiracy,"
."Organization trick" and "shameful be
trayal of the city." Hundreds of letters
here sent today to the special transit
F Hmirtllt&Aii nfllllni. trrt tnij.nn. nuK.dHHn
fin fact, so Important is tho matter that
tuo less man a uozon civic organizations
IhiTe fixed meetings for tonight nnd to
pnofBw " - .. j- .'..,
i The United Business Men's Association,
ittrouEh Edward D. Martin, chairman of
he Transportation Committee, has notl
led nil Its members that a special meet-
fins will be held next Monday to protest
jigllnst tho Finance Commltteo's nttttudo.
jonn i". wonncny win do invited to at
tend. The Invitation, however, will bo
more of a command than a lcquest, as
the association will demand that ho cx-
!plaJrt the delay.
This demand will bo mado In tho namo
of-virtually ccry bu3lness organization
in the clfy.
INSULT TO CITIZBN'S."
.The Tailor plan has been Indorsed by
ery business and civic association in
the dty. Today tho ofllccrs voiced their
Every now and then an item that Is
Wtfemelv annnvlnl nnnnnr. In thft nfltVR.
Py after day It Is perfectly possible to
Uhsorb front page, headlines of murders,
waaes, robberlea, shipwrecks, politics,
Mtlo troubles and business conditions,
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Yera0 CitlZftn mm i. nnnlol nnm-
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DIRECTOR TAYLOR TO ACT.
A demand will bo matlo upon tlio
lunanco Commltteo by Director
Taylor to roport out tho transit bills
nt tlio next session of Councils on
I'cbruary 18. Today tho Director
mado tlio following statement:
In response to the resolution
adopted by City Councils yesterday,
I shall place in Vie hands of the Fi
nance Committee the information
icqucsted as soon as It can bo tab
ulated in the form specified and
printed, for it is essential for the
finance Committee to report out the
bills calling a special election to vote
on the $30,000,000 tianslt loan at
the session of Councils which will bo
held on next Thursday week, Feb
ruary IS, whether these bills be re
ported favorably or otherwise, for
any delay in tcportlng thcie bills
out may result in postponing the
dale of the special election and thus
make it likely that Councils may
adjourn for tho summer before the
date when the trawl loan has been
advertised for the required ,10 days
after the election and before the
necessary appropriating and desig
nating ordinances have been passed
to enable work to be begun this
In forwarding tho data as re
quested to tho Finance Commltteo
I shall mako a specific, official re
quest of the chairman of that com
mltteo to report the loan bills out
at tho next sossion of Councils.
shall also provide each individual
member of Councils with a copy of
the information requested as soon
as Hie same is printed, in advance
of the next meeting, so that each
and every member of Councils may
become thoroughly conversant with
the facts before attending the meet
ing and be thus prepared for action.
ILS. TO REFUSE
Any Outrage to Flag Will
Be Resented Kaiser's
Decree Extended to In
clude French Coasts.
"WASHINtlTON, Feb. 5.
If tho Germans Intend their "war zone"
around England as a blockade they must
mako It "air tight," else the United
States will not recognize it. A "paper"
.blockade will not bo accepted as binding.
This was broadly Intimated following to
day's" cabinet session.
Tho notification tho State Department
received, however, was regarded as mere
ly a danger zono warning, similar to
warnings previously given by both Eng
land nnd Germany against mine areas.
It was further pointed out that it was far
less Inclusive than tho published Berlin
Pending further notlco from Germany,
officials were silent beyond indicating that
tho United States will resent forcibly any
outrage to American ships, providing n
blockade is established without being
made effectual according to international
It was officially announced that no pro
test or other noto has thus far been sent
While not declaring that a protest ac
tually would be made a high Administra
tion official ventured the "guess" that
thero would lie one. Ho said tho situation
was likely to develop into an Important
matter from thpAmerlcan viewpoint.
From a high Administration source came
tho Information that this Government had
never received notice that Great Britain
authorized misuse of a neutral flag, as
charged In the German official statement,
This alleged misuse was interpreted as
meaning a warrant to use neutral flags
on British ships.
NEUTKAI. SHIPS "WTABNED
FltOlI PRENOH COASTS
BEULIN', Feb, 5.
Warning was given to neutral shipping
today by the German Ad mlra.lt y against
approaching tho north and west coasts
of France. This notice is virtually one
that a blockade of the French coast is
In effect, though the word blockade dpes
not appear In the official notification is
sued by the Admiralty.
This action, closely following the notice
Coocladed on Face Four
MASKED NEGRO SLAYS
VETERAN IN HIS HOME
'Samuel 1). Kane Murdered in Strug
gle to Keep Bounty.
A masked Negro murdered and robbed
Samuel D. Kane, a negro veteran of the
Civil "War, 83 years old, as he lay in
bed at the home of his daughter, 911
Soujb, 19tli street, early this morplng.
The aged man was found wjtti a piece of
the envelope that had contained Ills pen
sion from the United States Government
still claqped in his handi The contents
The police ot the 20tb and Fltzwater
streets station are searching- for a short,
llght-complexloned Negro, who dashed
past two' little nieces of Kane when they
entered the house suddenly and found the
infrnifiAt- ft In hnlleved thAinan attempted
f to rob the war veteran and when he
put up a ngnt sanuuuuHeu nun.
Oppera and Caroline Clark, 13 and 10
years old respectively, nlecea of the man,
were late, to school this morning anfl were
sent home. They opened the front door
and called to their grandfather. Sudden
ly a Negro, wearing a red. handkerchief
over his face, dashed down the steps,
brushed the children aside and disap
peared.' Sergeant Ever and two policemen from
the 30tn and Fiuwater streets nation
hurried to the scene and found the body
of Kane. The room in. which ho lay
showed slgne of the fight he had put up
to have b!a pension and his life. The
Coroner's oifiee iuus ordered an invesllf-Uon.
CENTRAL HIGH ATHLETES WHO STARRED
IN POLAND FIGHT
Berlin Claims Success in
Battle West of Warsaw.
Czar Advances in Hun
gary. Berlin officially reports capturo of
6000 Russians In tho operations con
trliitr about Borjlmow nnd Bollmow,
where tho Germans have redoubled tho
violence of their nttnek on Warsaw.
Tho flower of Marshal von Hlndcn
burg's army, reinforced b.- 50,000 fresh
troops and 100 batteries, is plunging
in headlong rushes against Warsaw,
as tho-'cllmax-of thodrIve; Initiated
last week. Over a 7-milo front tho
snowy fields arc prlmson with blood,
since Russian counter-offensives are
equally desperate. Tho Czar lias taken
Wnlasze-Lowlczkn, repulsed tho foo at
Goumine and captured two lines of
trenches near Borjlmow, but ricsplto
this terrific resistance to the German
frontal attacks, Warsaw is moro se
riously menaced than over before in
tho present campaign.
Russian forces hnvo swept forward
to tho Laborcz Blver In Hungary, but
retirement has" been necessary in tho
Vienna officially admits tho evacua
tion of Tarnow, Gallcia.
The Turks again resumed the offen
slvo along1 tho Suez Canal, but were
beaten back by .British warships. Sov
eral boatloads of Ottoman troops wero
sunk. A general battle has begun.
Lord Kitchener plans to raise an
army of 3,000,000 men In order to carry
on an effective campaign against Ger
many. This is revealed by tho new
nrmy estimates of the British War
Office that will bo submitted to tho
House of Commons. All previous esti
mates have been of a maximum Brit
ish army of not more than 2,000,000.
In the Western war arena German
aviators are showing- great activity.
Flvo squadrons have dropped shells on
the Allies' lines from Nleuport to
Ypres, the town of Twines has been
bombarded and another attack upon
Dunkirk is believed imminent. Be
tween Arras- and Lille tho French have
mado some gain, a charge by Zouaves
and Turcos winning a German trench.
GERMANS CAPTURE 6000
RUSSIANS WEST OF WARSAW
Hlndenburg's Assault on Polish
Capital Gnlns In Violence.
BERLIN, Feb. 5.
German operations in the region of
Borjlmow, southwest of Warsaw, have
resulted in the capture of G0O0 Ilusslan
prisoners since February J, according to
an official report from the German Gen
eral Staff issued here this afternoon.
Hlndenburg has plunged forward in his
new drive on Warsaw, t was officially
announced. The report of the prisoners
includes only those taken In the last four
days' fighting.. Among the captives are
To halt further advance by Macken
sen's army the Russians are counter-attacking
with great fury. Their efforts tq
retake positions east of Bollmow, re
cently occupied by the Germans, have
broken under heavy artillery Are.
In East Prussia, near Tilsit, there are
Indications that the Russians are at
tempting to resume the offensive. The
Germans have repulsed "strong Russian
attacks" along the Nlemen River,
OTHER WAR NEWS ON PAQE 4,
STEAMSHIP COt,ON A.GBOTXND
SAN PIEGO. Cal.. Feb. B.-A wireless
dispatch, from the United Btates cruiser
San Diego report that the American
steamship Colon has struck the bar at
the entrance of the harbor of Topolo
The cruiser Maryland and the gunboat
Annapolis have gone to the Colon's aid.
There aro 99 sum on board te trandd
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ifelf ISitfliw Rife ' $ t
1 l tm$ vmmBmlBi&3i
Reading from left to right the ath
letes in the top picture are E.
Smalley, McHale, Gadd and
Henry. The bottom photo show3
A. Smalley. All of the boys above
aided the Crimson and Gold team
in piling up sufficient points to
beat Northeist High School in a
dual meet in the Central High
School gymnasium this afternoon.
"GO AHEAD, SHOOT,"
Heroic Victim of Attack
Struggles With Intruder
for an Hour His Loot
Have You Seen This Man?
The man who beat Mrs. Marie
Tyson into insensibility in her oion
Iwme and then robbed her is de
scribed as follows:
Height, five feet eight inches.
Age, ',0 to -jG years.
Uyes, very large and brown.
Face, smootli shaven, bears a deep
and ragged gash made by a plate,
also wilnor cratcie.
General description, heavily built,
dark stilt and black liat.
If you sec him notify the nearest
police sfnfion and keep your eye on
A man about 40 years old, with a deep,
ragged cut across his face and numerous
minor scratches made a savnge attack on
Sirs. Marie Tyson, 4035 North Camac
street, when she surprised him trying
to rlllo tho safe In her home.
The attack was mado yesterday, but
(was kept secret by the police. Derails
did not leak out until today.
Mrs. Tyson is under the care of a
physician, She had suffered before from
nervous trouble and her condition is now
Berlous. She fought off the burglar for
nearly an hour In the first floor of her
home, battering at his face with a broken
plate, scratching, kicking and screaming,
before he succeeded in rendering her un
conscious with a blow on the head.
Tho story of the attack was obtained
from her by her husband two hours after
the assailant had fled. Edward T. Tyson,
Jr., the husband, a real estate dealer, of
2621 Qermantown avenue, reached his
home Bhortly after 6 o'clock yesterday
FINDS WIFE UNCONSCIOUS.
IleN found the hallway littered with
broken dishes and overturned furniture.
Ills wife, fitlll unconscious, lay on the
floor at the foot of the stairway. Tyson
instantly realiied what had happened.
He summoned the family physician and
notified Superintendent of Police Robin
eon. After having been revived, Mrs. Tyson
was incoherent for a time. Finally she
became more palm. She said she was
sewing In an upper room about 3 o'clock
when her pet dog, a little French poodle,
began to bark savagely on the first floor.
A year ago the Tyson home was robbed,
and since then Mrs. Tifson has been bus
plolous. She ran downstairs, passed
through the kitchen and looked into a
shed in the rear. Seeing nothing, she
turned back into the kitchen and found
herself facing a revolver in the hand of
a man crouching behind a small safe in
the room. He demanded that she open It.
Mrs. Tyson did not know the combination.
She said she realized somehow the roan
would not have the nerve to shoot.
"Go ahead, shoot," she said.
The fcurfclar dropped the arm holding
the weapon and tried to grapple with her.
She ran Into the dining room. He caught
her. but (be twisted free and he fell over
a chair. Seizing a plate In each hand,
Mrs. Tyson ran toward the front door.
At the foot of the stairway in the re
ception hall she realized, she could net
Continued on I'mio Tuo
IN MEET TODAY
Twelve Persons Faint in
Tabernacle as Evangelist
Draws Stirring Word Pic
ture of Christ's Second
"The gientcst asset In Philadelphia is
Christianity," said "Hilly" Sunday, dur
ing his repetition this afternoon of last
night's sermon on "The Second Coming
"You wouldn't even livo In Philadelphia
It It wasn't for tho churches, don't for
getJhat," he shouted. "You owe nil
you are and nil you have to Christianity."
At tho end of his sermon 182 men ond
women "hit the sawdust trail."
One woman fell unconscious after grasp
ing "Billy" Sundny's hand and 11 others
fainted during the services in the taber
nacle. Miss Dorothy Daniels, who was tho
first of tho number to faint, was revived
lu the hospital with difficulty. Eight
other personshad to bo treated there.
Sunday again hammered tho church
"When Jesus Christ comes, he'll leave
a whole lot of church members behind In
Philadelphia because they aro not mem
bers of the body of Christ," he said. "Tho
devil has some of you so near the pits of
hell you can almost smell the sulphur
fumes. He's always on the job. He
doesn't get tho gout, rheumatism, ap
pendicitis or any other diseases."
PAINTS JESUS' RETURN.
Sunday declared lie did not know what
mission Jesus would give him when ho
comes back to earth to reign.
"Maybe," Sunday said, "He'll say, 'Bill,
you can reign over Pennsylvania.' I
don't know. Hut there'll be something
doing If I do. Don't you forget that."
Once while talking about the Joys in
heaven "Billy" exclaimed:
"Think of shaking hands with Paul and
James and John tho Baptist nnd Daniel,
Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus,
and Martin Luther and all those good
follows! Think of It'" And then, rnclni;
across the platform, "Billy" ran up to an
imaginary door. Imitated a man knocking,
and laughed: "I expect when I get to
heaven I'll make a fool out of myself."
"I guess I'll walk right up and rap on
the door and say 'Abraham, how are
you?' and hunt up all the rest of those
good fellows and talk to all of 'em."
Sunday declared this afternoon that
neither "old Russell" or any other per
son knows when the Lord will come,
"Russell," ho said, "claims ho had It
doped out so well, but lie had It fixed up
for October 14 and it is now February 6.
Nobody knows anything about it. Any
person who claims he does is an old liar!
I don't know anything about it."
MANY PROMINENT GUESTS.
Among the prominent guests present
this afternoon were the Rev. Dr, John
Henry Jowett, pastor ot the Fifth Ave
nue Presbyterian Church, New York city,
who was dined by the King of England
when he left London three years ago; the
Rev, Dr. Qeorse Alexander! of the Uni
versity PJace Presbyterian Church, New
York, and president of the 'Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions, and United
States army officers from Fort du Pont,
with a delegation of 39 friends.
"Billy" announced that he would preach
on "How to be Less Than a Man" at
the men's meetings Sunday afternoon and
When seen in his apartments In Green's
Hotel this afternoon ex-Governor Glenn
said of "Billy" Sunday;
"I have known Billy for years. I
knew him Jong- before he was converted,
It has always been 'Blly' and 'Bob' when
we are together.
There, Isn't anything ypu could write
testifying to the good he li doing In this
country that I wouldn't sign. That's what
I think of Billy' Sunday."
IN FIGHTING TRIM TODAY.
Notwithstanding-h! strenuous day yes
terday, "Billy'1 was in fighting trim when
Concluded en Pace Fourteen
Bobbed of $600 Payroll
NEW YORK. Feb. 6Paul SelLert. S3,
a messenger for the Prudential Life In
surance Company, was held 'p and
robbed by three men of the weekly pay
roll, amounting to u0 as be entered the
bulldlfig of that corporation today.
TODAY'S BASKETBALL 'RESULTS
Central High School 14 1731
Haverford School 12 13 25
West Phila. High School 14 15 29
Alumni 9 22 31
Gcrmantown Academy 13 17 30
Cedarcroft High School 9 6 15
Germantown Friends' School 26 15 41
Hatboro High School 8 10 18
Perkiomen Seminary 14 8 22
Swarthmore Prep 13 18 31
Temple University Girls 8 9 17
George Washington Univ. Girls.. 9 12 21
Chester High School 32
Swarthmore High School 15
Friends' Select School 6 7 13
Woodbury High School 15 17 32'
Jenkintown High, 2d 5 '
Philadelphia Trade, 2d 6
DUAL TRACK MEET
Central High School 73Vfe
Northeast High School I6Y2
LIES DEAD IN ROOM
WHEN WOMAN CALLS
TO SEE HIM IN HOTEL
Floor Manager of Depart
ment Store Commits Sui
cide Police Investigate
A womnn who called to see Ernest II.
Clayton, a floor manager In the store of
IX. Sncllenburg & Co, at Brill's Hotel,
10th street below Chestnut street, after
he had shot himself In a room there, is
being sought by tho police. While Mrs.
Clayton declares she believes her hus
band committed suicide because of in
discreet ventures In the stock market, it
is thought tho other woman may throw
some light on tho case.
Clayton was found In his room this
morning with a bullet through his right
temple. A rovolvcr was still grasped in
his hand. Special Policeman Lazellc,
of tho reserves, and Coroner's Detecttvo
Paul believe the man committed sulcldo
Last night a young woman called at
the hotel to see Clayton. Upon being told
ho wns out sho left her card nnd went
out. A fow minutes later, however, sho
returned and asked for tho card. The
clerk, thinking nothing amiss, returned
tho card without looking at the name and
the woman quickly disappeared. She has
not been seen since. Could sho be found
peculiar circumstances surrounding the
suicide. It is believed, would bo cleared
About 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
a report, which Bounded like a revolver
shot at a long distance, wns heard by
tho clerk nnd several of the bellboys
at tho hotel, but they believed the nolso
wns caused by a bursting automobile
This morning Clayton's body was found
by a maid. Tlio man was lying across
the bed. He had taken his coat off be
fore shooting himself. A physician said
Clayton had been dead for Beveral hours.
Clayton, who was 3S years old, was
married and had a daughter, but he had
not been living at home since the first of
the month. It Is said. According to W. W.
Ingram, the clerk at tho hotel, Clayton
came there on the first of the month.
Ho told the clerk ho had a family and ex
pected to remain at the hotel for a couple
He was last seen yesterday afternoon.
Then he went to his room which he had
not locked, and closed the door after
At Clayton's home, 133 Rochelle avenue,
Wlseahlckon, this afternoon Mrs. Clayton
"I am at a loss to understand It. It
was worry over money matters, I think,
for I believe he plunged indiscreetly in
the stock market. His worries over fre
quent losses led him to drink and three
weeks ago wesent him to a sanatorium
in the suburbs. He returned a week ago,
however, but then left home. There may
have been other women. I was told so.
In fact, but I never saw him with one."
"BIG NAVY" MEN WIN
Underwood Amendment for One
Battleship Beaten on Prelim
WASHINGTON. Feb. B.-On a prellml
nary vote on the naval appropriation bill
late this afternoon the House rejected
the Underwood one-battleship amendment,
143 to 139 and retained the provision for
two new battleships.
Ou a previous vote the House had
adopted the Underwood amendment by a
vote of 143 to 139.
RUMOR OF CORNER SENDS
WHEAT TO NEW HIGH PRICE
May Hits $1.87 and Establishes New
CHICAGO, Feb, 5. Ort the heels of per
sistent but unconfirmed rumors that "a
man of great wealth will attempt to cor
ner May wheat," grain shot to a new high
price record today. Thirty minutes after
the Board of Trade began business May
Jumped to JtKTi per bushel. Th.e next
15 minutes showed a recession In May
of . Later-. May rose to 11.67 and closed
Traders Insisted that speculation had
nothing to do with the situation. Fed
eral District Attorney Clyne, when asked
about a report that he had been "tipped
off" regarding an attempted corner, said:
"We are making a thorough investiga
tion of the information and expect sen
sational developments within the next
day or two," Clyne said. "I do not fcnow
whether It will be in Chicago or net Du
ly th, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Buffalo
and other large wheat marts may be en.
tered oday or tomorrow by the buyer or
syndicate of buyers, dominated, I believe,
by one man."
TED MEREDITH TO
RDN MILE RELAY
Red and Blue Flyer Will
Compete Tonight in Buf
falo Against Wolverines.
Success Is Predicted.
Can Ted Meredith run a mile In any
thing like the time for which ho Is fa
mous at the half and quarter-mile dis
tances? This question, which has been asked
scores of times by track coaches and
enthusiasts generally, will be nnswored
tonight when Meredith runs tho last mile
of a medley relay race for the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania against, Mlcfnlgan
at Buffalo. It was understood before the
Quaker relay team left last night that
Meredith would run the half-mile dis
tance and that Dorsey would run the
mile, but Coach Ortan confided to one
or two friends the Interesting Informa
tion that tills order would be reversed
and that Meredith, who has. been rutir
nlng tho longer distance for the last
month, would try the final mile. An
other reason for this decision is the fact
that Michigan is reported to have a
dark horso for the final mile, a mail
who lias been doing sensational Work
at Ann Arbor.
Nearly every prominent coach In Amer
ica behoves that 'Meredith can run tho
mllo as well as the half mile. The belief
Is further strengthened by the fact that
Meredith ran cross-country at Mercers
burg nnd during his freshman" and sopho
more years at Pennsylvania, He wasn't
exactly a success ns a cross-country run
ner, but he had sufficient endurance. His
troublo was that his stride wasn't suited
to hill and dale work. "Jimmy" Currart.
who coached Mcderlth nt Mercersburg,
believes he can run the mile ns well as
John Paul Jones, tho former Cornell mart,
who. stltl holds the world's record for tho
distance. In further support of this
theory It is pointed out that Meredith not
only holds tho world's records for the
500 meters and the half-mile runs, but that
In the only race he ever ran nt three
quarters of a mile he beat Abel Klviat
when tho latter was at his best and in
time very close to the world's record. In
some respects Meredith's versatility Is
equal to that of Melvln W. Sheppard
when he was at his best. Sheppard could
run any distance from a quarter-mile to
Should Meredith demonstrate that he
has the finishing power for a mile tho dis
covery will have many possibilities be
sides endangering Jones' world record.
Should he develop Into a really high-class
mllor It Is possible that he would run this
distance at the Intercolleglates. All track
authorities are agreed that it Is easier
for a man to double up in the mile and
half mile than for the half and quarter
mile distances. Last year Meredith tried
to win the quarter and lielf mile runs at
the Intercollegiate games but failed. He
was first In the quarter, but he had to
take third In tho half which came later.
To run the mile and half mile would give
h(m a better chance of winning both and
would also be more beneficial to Penn
Coach Orton is In no hurry to make a
decision about Meredith's best distance.
He will send him Into the mile tonight
lust to test him. If he makes good It is
likely that his training for the remainder
of the indoor season will be such as to
fit him for any distance from the quarter
to the mile.
Meredith holds the world's Intercholastle
record ot 481-5 seconds tor the quarter
mile, the world's record of 1.51 7-10 for the
800 metres, the wprld's record of t524 for
the half mile and the world's Indpor
record for C00 yards.
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in the United States, who was stricken
by Illness yesterday, experienced a sink
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pronounced her condition ai serious.
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