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EVENING CBDt3H3B-gHIirAPB13Paigt FRIDAY, FEBRUABY 5, 1915:
WAR OPERS COME
TO UNITED STATES
MORENO, MAN OF MIGHT,
- DEVASTATES A DISTRICT
Store Opcm 8:80 A. M,
Store Closes 5:30 P. Af
Food, Guns, Auto Trucks,
m Rails and Ammunition
Called for in Rich Con
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NEW YOIllC, Feb. G. Tho richest lot
jot contracts over awarded to American
manufacturers at one tlmo arrlvod hero
last night In tho strong box of Purser
Palmer of tho White Star liner Adriatic.
.They aro mid to bo worth $100,000,000
and call for food, guns, autotrucks, rails
Charles McKnlght, president of tho
Carbon Steel Company of Pittsburgh, Is
believed to havo obtained ft largo part of
the ordors. Ho said thero Is a very
grave fear among tho lower classes In
England thaWJreat Brtaln and tho United
States "will bo at war beforo tho present
conflict Is over. v
Harold A. Sanderson, president of tho
White Star Lino, explained tho present
high rato charged on transatlantic freight
by reason of tho scarcity of labor In tho
European ports and tho absence of dock
Ins spaco In thoso ports that havo not
been cloned by tho British Admiralty.
"Tho Olympic and our now liner Britan
nic will not cross tho Atlantic until 1916,"
he (aid. "Thero will, of course, bo a fair
amount of business travel, but I do not
look for tourists until next year."
War goods aro still being bought hero
In volume by European countries.
Te rebuild homes destroyed by German
armies, tho French Government has called
for bids from Seattle lumber factories for
600,000,000 feet of lumber.
A Detroit knitting concern has received
an order for 1,000,000 pair of army socks
for delivery next winter.
Tho nomlngton Arms , Company, of
Bridgeport, is on a "M-hour-a-day qchedulo
to complete ammunition orders from tho
MISHAP AT SCHWAB'S
STEEL PLANT STOPPED WORK
Company Says Break in. Water Plpo
SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., Fob. 6.
The Bethlehem Steel Company today Is
sued a statement setting forth that a
break In a water main yesterday, which
caused a suspension of. work at tho plant,
'was duo to a leak In a smallerplpe lying
close to t!io 36-inch pipe, causing tho
ground to bo washed away.
Early reports Indicated a strong suspi
cion on the part of tho public that tho
break was attributable to a maliciously
inclined person who was In sympathy
with countries other than thoso for which
the Btecl company Is making war ma
terial, tho Idea being that tho contracts
could be held up pending repairs, which
the perpetrator of tho act evidently ex
pected to require considerable time.
Tho break was in tho main through
which 20,000,000 gallons of water aro dally
supplied to run tho plant. Aftor work
ing all night with a largo gang of men
the break was repaired in time for tho
vda,y shift to go to work today.
The Bteel company says tho only dam
age done aside from loss of tlmo In filling
contracts, idlo machinery and In work
men's wages, was that to tho water cool
ing apparatus of the furnaces.
PENNSY ORDERS 68 CARS
Altoona Shops Ordered to Start Work
ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 6. Sixty-eight oll
tteel passenger and baggage cars were
ordered from the Pennsylvania Railroad's
local shops today. Tho order Is divided
thus: Forty-eight class P-"0 passenger
cars; eight class MEM baggago mall cars,
tteam service; two class jMBM baggage
mail cars, electric service; 10 class 8-GO
, The company had Intended building
thtse cars last year. Material now Is be
ing assembled, and, beginning in April,
the' cars will bo turned out at tho rato
of four a, week. -""
COKE PLANT TO RESUME
Western Penna. Concern Beceives
UNIONTOWN, Pa.. Feb. 6.-Receivers
for the Tower HlU-Connellsvllle Coko
Company today filed a petition In court
asking permission to take such Bteps and
make such Improvements as are needed
about the plant to Insure fulfillment of a
large contract with the Youngstown Sheet
and Tube Company.
It Is stated In the petition that the
receivers havo entered Into a contract to
furnish 16,000 tons of coko a month to
the Youngstown corporation for one year.
The contract price is 11.75 a ton, slightly
1f . nures Quoted In the market,
nut, it Is asserted, enough to permit the
operation of the plant at a profit.
The opening of the plant will bo a
Doom to the employes of the company,
Tnnl .. bSen Practically Idle for a
funr;,tfm,.When beln? operated on a
Mv.Jfr' th.? plant employs 1000 men. For
m$j atwi onIy a fow mtn hav8 b"
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High School Student Dead
",!? Clay Clark, Jr., a student of
Sim frJ" th0 8ch001 football team;
fnu y,e,Velajr ttt the h of his paTI
taSZu ."oi""! ben a sufferer from
jaernla since December. 1911 The funeral
tfUrn" h6l1 at hlS h0mo Bund
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"What's the Use?" He Says, When Asked to Explain
Discomfiture of 11 Men.
August Moreno Is a man of few words.
Ho weighs 2S0 pounds and most of It Is
muscle. His weight and Ills rctlconco
omblned, therefore, mado him a man of
action. Tho police of tho 7th and Car
penter strcots station will testify to this.
August camo from West Cheater to do
a little, shopping, and in his search for
bargains eventually drifted Into tho
Italian settlement. It fato hod led him
elsewhoro, thero would havo been 11
happy Italians In that district. As a re
sult of his Invasion of tho neighborhood
thero was work for half a dozen physi
cians, tho police and a glazier.
Moreno was attracted by some brlght
hued hosiery in tho storo of L. Colombo,
at 1037 South 8th street. Ho bought bov
eral pairs of stockings, some underwear
and other things, but in calculating tho
bill his arithmetic becamo befuddled. Ho
and Colombo becamo so Involved finally
that August was compelled to knock him
behind tho counter. This brought other
members of tho fnmlly to tho store, and
to Bhow his defiance of tho reinforce
ments, August kicked out a bulk window
and sprinkled It on tho sidewalk.
This somowhat.unusual action attracted
tho attention of many In tho neighbor
hood, nnd soon thero was a rush to tho
rcscuo of Colombo.
Standing at the door like Davy Croc
kett, August peeled off his coat and
bowied tho advancing army over ono nt
a time as they reached tho top step.
Tha sight of numerous mon flying out
from tho building aroused tho curiosity
of Policemen Tombebo., At first he
thought somo ono had thrown a. bomb,
but on closer range ho learned that tho
iroublo was duo to tho flying fists of
As victims with black ccn and broken
noses littered tho neighborhood, tho po
liceman took a look at hli substantial
club and went to the firing line. August
mot him in a ncck-and-ncck embrace and
they went to tho street with a thud.
Moreno, according to Tombebo, then
pulled a knife, with tho Idea of ending
matters ojulokly, but tho plucky police
mtn, dcsplto his frailty, knocked tho
weapon nstdo and conquered tho mad
dened gladiator. Tho cop sat on him until
three other bluecoats came, and August
was deposited in tho 7th and Carpenter
Tho victims, nearly a dozen of them,
faced August when ho was brought beforo
When Tony Cabarlnno, with both eyes
blackened, camo up tho Judge asked,
"Who did It?"
"It was that big fella, Moreno," said
Sylvcstn Delvatlno also laid tho re
sponsibility for his broken car on tho
shoulders of Moreno. Seven othor victims
likewise declared that August supplied
their broken noses and other bruises.
When Moreno was asked for an ex
planation, he glared defiantly at tho
judge, and said:
"What's tho use?"
Ho was hold In SJGO0 ball for court.
VILLA MAKES READY TO
LEAD AGAINST OBREGOtf
Dictator Probably Will Command In
Attack on Tamplco.
Et, PASO, Tex., Feb. B.-General Villa's
troops havo occupied Querctaro and will
give battle to tho forces of General
Alvaro Obregon, sent north from Mex
ico City to aid Irl tho defense of Tamplco,
according to reports received nt head
quarters In Juarez today. While tho sol
diers that took Querctaro aro said to have
been commanded by Oencral Manuel
Chao, It Is said that General Villa has
also gone to Queretaro.
While Tamplco Is tho main objective of
Villa, his agents say ho will first lead his
troops ngalnst Guadalajara,, the chief
city of Jalisco.
Reports received last night Indicated
that General Felipe Angeles had been ap
pointed Minister of War in the cabinet of
General Villa, but this was not confirmed
by ofllclal messages from Aguascallentcs,
where Villa has made his headquarters
beforo starting for Queretaro. This was
doubted at Juarez, where Villa's support
ers declared ho would conduct the War
REV. DIt. H. C. McBRIDE
Pastor of Dlsston Memorial Presby
The Rev. Dr. Hugh Charles McBrlde,
pastor of tho Dlsston Memorial Presby
terian Church, Tacony. died yesterday in
the Frnnkford Hospital. Ho suffered a
relapse following an operation for appen
dicitis on Monday. Ho was CO years old.
Doctor McBrlde Vas graduated from
Princeton Seminary In 190i, nnd soon after
was appointed to the White Clay Creek
Presbyterian Church at Newark, Del. In
1903 he camo to the Dlsston Memorial
Church. He was a member of tho Enter
prise Assembly of Artisans, the Hiram
Z,odgo of Masons, of Newark, Del.; the
Henry Dlsston Lodge of Odd Fellows and
tho Tacoma Tribe, No. 277, Red Men. Ho
leaves a widow and two daughters.
BY GOVERNOR FOR
Brumbaugh's Call for Cen
sus of State Employes In
terpreted as Preparation
MBS. HELEN HUSSEY JAMES
Mrs. Helen Hussey James. Intermediary
superintendent ot the Sunday school of
tho Gethsemane Baptist Church, ISth
street and Columbia avenue, died yester
day at her home, Boyer street and Gor
gas lane, Mr. Airy. She had been HI
but 10 days. Mrs. James was also pres
ident of the Emerson Club and one of
the managers of the Baptist Orphanage.
She was graduated from tho School of
Design and the Girls' Normal School.
She Is survived by her husband, Charles
II. James, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E C. Hussey, of Oak Lane. The funeral
se'rvlcea will be Held at the Gethsemane
Baptist Church, Monday afternoon, at 3
John McLaughlin, a retlredwholesale
and rotall tobacco dealer, in which busi
ness he was engaged for nearly half a
century, is dead at his home, 133i Colum
bia avenue. He succumbed Tuesday,
after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr.
McLaughlin had boen active In Demo
cratic politics of the 50th Ward for years,
and at ono time served as a member or
the sectional school board. He was
affiliated with the Cathollo Knights of
America and attended St. Malachy's
Church? Uth and Master streets. The
funeral will take place from his late , resi
dence tomorrow morning at V o clock.
WILLIAM R. GABBEB
William Rowe Oarber, who was a mem
her of the firm of Garber & Birch, auc
Uonwrsed yesterday at Mi home. bf
North Uth street. Fern Rock, after a
brief Illness. He was a member of Cam
den Council. No. 4S3, Royal Arcanum, and
Is survived by his daughter and two sons,
Mr Garber was a member of tha Arch
street Presbyterian Church, 18th and Arch
streets. The funeral will be held at ils
toomo Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO, Feb, 6. Edward Tilden,
well-known packer and banker, died after
a brief attack of quinsy early today.
Sam in 8 at Utlca, N. T.. Tilden was
reared Jn Delavan, Wis., later coming
to Chicago. Tilden was prominent In
Chicago Democratic circles.
DEATH NOTICES ON PAOE IB
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HARIJ1SBURG, Feb. 6. Govornor
Brumbaugh's reorganization of the State
Highway Department will be complete,
legislators predicted today, following his
order for a census of every State depart
ment and branch of the State Govern
ment. The Governor's order called for the
name, address, salary and political spon
sor of every one of tho 6152 men and
women who aro now drawing salaries
from the Commonwealth, and it has been
taken as aimed directly at the Highway
Department, the first to receive the order,
so that tho Governor could oust, on the
strength of first-hand Information, every
employe of that department who ob
tained his position through political
Every political ostrich In the pay of
tho State today Is closing his eyes In a
futile effort to ward off recognition of his
alignment with Penrose, tho Vares, Mc
Nlchol, Crow or any other State leader
to whom he owes his job.'
A general reorganization is expected,
but the Highway Department Is expected
to be hit worse than the others. In most
cases employes of the engineering branch
of the department have been chosen be
cause of their qualifications as engineers,
but they nearly all work under political
henchman, and their work has been
largely without result because of this.
The road supervisors and superintend
ents, who are now on the highway pay
roll, are nearly all political lieutenants.
The minor political hangers-on who are
under them will probably follow their
chiefs Into exile.
Governor Brumbaugh has given much
study to the report ot the Economy and
Efficiency Commission, of which Harry
McDevltt, of Philadelphia, former news
paper man, was chairman. He Is par
ticularly interested in that part of the
report which tells ot there being E153
officeholders drawing salaries from the
Of this number 1163 hold places created
by various acts of the Legislature. Leg
islative appropriations take care of 2762
and 1233 are being carried along as hold
era of "contingent or temporary positions."
The State's payroll, according to the
McDevltt report, totals $3,613,409.44 annu
ally. Of this amount S2,0CO.C0 goes to
those holding statutory positions; Jj 1,162,
253.90 to those whose Jobs are conditioned
on biennial appropriations of the Legis
lature, and $450,590.(4 Is paid out ot con
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The Sum and Substance of the
February Sale of Furniture
is that it brings the largest quantity and best variety of highest grade
furniture ever offered at such low prices. .
What do we mean by "largest quantity," "best variety" and
"Largest quantity" means at least three desirable pieces for every
one you will find out of here.
"Best variety" means the most completely matched up stock that
has ever been shown in Philadelphia, a stock entirely free from oddments
and fragmentary lots of which factories are glad to rid.
"Highest grade" means an improved kind of cabinet work, for which
this store is responsible and which is not obtainable in any other.
Money saved on this furniture is money saved on the best class of
cabinet work done in the world today, and that means American cabinet
work, than which there is none better from the viewpoint of constructive
Good Furniture Fine Furniture
of these no sale ever held such assortments.
More than 1000 Mission pieces came from the Stickley shops to
sell at a third off the usual prices.
We had scarcely sold 300 pieces when another shipment arrived.
Every bit of this furniture is of solid quartered oak; every bit has been
genuinely fumed, all the joints securely doweled and all cushions of
Included in the assortment are side chairs and side rockers, arm
chairs and arm rockers, davenports, settees, tables, desks,-bookcases,
tabourettes, foot stools, magazine racks and some dining room and
Here Is $20,000 Worth of Bedroom
Furniture Marked One
Third Under Value
Notice that all the piece's are matchable beds, bureaus, dressing
tables, cheval glasses, chiffoniers! Notice also that all the drawers are
dustproof, that they are varnished and rubbed inside.
Most of these pieces are of mahogany, but some are of maple and
oak. All are medium priced, just such pieces as the average good home is
on the lookout for. In one corner we have
300 Bureaus Which We Can Match
Up With Other Pieces
to make complete suits. These also are at medium prices, $8 upwards,
but they are of a quality that cannot be obtained anywhere outside of
The show of medium priced dining room suits is large in pro
portion, and we have never had so many fine suits in various "classic"
designs at such low prices or so many people buying them.
(Fifth and Sixth Floors)
A Clearance of
Women's Winter ' Suits
at $5 to $37.50
There are one hundred of these suits,
all odds and ends and all of the typo which
women looking for something to finish out
the season with are only too eager to buy.
There are some suits, for instance, for
$5, which early in the season were three
times as much.
There is a fur-trimmed suit of taupe
broadcloth at ?25 which also was three
times as much. And so it goes all the way
through suits of imported,, fabrics, suits
of velvet, or of broadcloth, suits fur trim
med they are often only one-third of first
prices and rarely more than one-half.
Please note that while there is a fair
number of garments at each price $5,
$7,50, ?15, $25, $37,60 there is usually
but one garment of a style,
(First Fleer, Central)
Every Man's Overcoat
in the Lower-Price
Store Down to $6.75
Sale starts tomorrow morning 8 :30
and $6.75 is the final low price.
Good selection from Chesterfield style
overcoats, well lined with serge.
A few big heavy blue chinchilla storm
And a wide selection of fancy coats,
some with fancy backs and all with satin
(Subway Floor, Market)
And All the Boys' Overcoats
on the Subway Floor at $5
Including school coats, Balmacaan
coats, Mackinaw coats and little boys
All good, s.ound, pure wool, and all
Sizes 8 to 16 years.
(Subway Floor, jiarktt)
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