Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 19, 1915, Sports Final, Image 1

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VOL. I-NO. 136
PUITjADELPIHA, 3? HID AY, liUdBItUAIlTrr 10, 1915
Cofieionr, 1018, r ina rustic Lidois Conf-ANt.
''Finance Committee's
h Knifing of Taylor
I Plan Condemned in
Every Section.
Substitute Holds Out No Hope
JOr APOI1WUU ua o-juiii ua-
change and Gives Club Into
Hands of P. R. T. Big
Merchants Vehement.
flJircctor Taylor Calls Movo Scheme of
Land Speculators anil Declares
"Jokers" Were Inserted to Incite
Legal Doubts Warns People of
Dire Effects.
An awakened city today began a
mighty wave of protest against tho trick
try of Councils FInanco Committee yos-
teray, when the Taylor plan
for real rapid transit was
killed In committee and a
substitute filled with
"Jokers" reported on tho
floor of Councils by John P.
t.-nirw! nliii vitriolic con
demnation for the deception schemed 'by
the Finance omijimcc, wo ulu "- -
01 DUSllieoa booiw" -... ...
In overy corner of Philadelphia today de
manded "a pUDIIC aemonsiiuiiun usumai.
the Republican Organization trick sprung
en the people.
v GIVES P. R. T. A "CLUB."
Friends of the Taylor plan today de
clared that the ordinance reported from
the FInanco Committee yesterday gav
the people of Philadelphia no hope for
ih abolition of tho 8-cent exchange
ff ticket1 and tho establishment of n unl-
jt ersai j'vcih ibic iw . h . v- ...,,.
. By the arrangement or me nuance
Scommlttee'6 ordinance a club Is placed In
the hands or tno i-nunucipnia uapiu
Transit Company to enforce us own
Wishes In any negotiations between the
f.ctty and tho company for free transfers
and the straight 6-cent fare.
Director Taylor In his report to Coun--ells
on February 11, 1915, stated:
"I recommend that the construction of
the Frankford and Darby elevated lines
1 be begun Immediately after the consum
mation of the hereinafter recommended
agreement with the Philadelphia Rapid
JCransIt Cdmpany ,'
Tho ordinances as reDorted from the
ftjj'f7ilanci'Commltter -on- tho- -contrary,.
B-V-wouId construct the Franford "IV first,
PrttAto It for operation and, after con
nections are made with tho Market street
subway, then undertake negotiations with
the Rapid Transit Company for a straight
6-cent fare. The possibility of operation
'by an independent company would have
'been .made Impossible through the con
nections with the MarAet Street Subway,
and Philadelphia would bo at tho mercy
of the.RupId Transit Company In seeking
any arrangements for the abolition of the
l-cent exchange tickets,
A public hearing before Councils be
fore any action on the ordinance reported
Is taken was demanded by the Market
Street Merchants' Association, which met
shortly after Councils adjourned. The
association simultaneously Issued a call
to all '"civic, business, trade and patriotic
.organizations" In Philadelphia to Join
In the revolt against the betrayal.
Among those most vehement la their
protests' against the Organization hold-up
of the Taylor plans are tho leading mer-
Concluded on Face Six
It Is hard, Indeed, sometimes not to
succumb to a desire for general effects
because of particular reasons. Thus, as
. we have Intimated somewhat on previous
occasions, were there no other considera
tion at stake than merely Inspiration for
una little weather talk, we could wish
for nothing better than a blizzard or a
s hurricane on alternate days. It would
t fee so easy to discuss such mutt in
.- Interestlnir manner with n minimum e
MJfort, The same being the reason why
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' front page, while a survey of peace con
ditions in times when they obtained
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things to write or read about are almost
Mttvarlably prosaic The weather these
ways Is Just about as nice as It could be.
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iftmperature throughout the day.
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Until his election to tho Senate ho
was for many years Select Coun
cilman from the 27th ward. At a
meeting of tho United Business
Men's Association, held on Sep
tember IB, he protested his loyalty
to tho interests of tho pcoplo nnd
pledged his vote as a member
of Councils' Finance Committee
and on tho floor of Councils to
support the transit plans of
Director Taylor. In a privato
conversation yesterday, however,
he said; "I worked against the
Woodland avenue elevated road
project." Tho Woodland avenue
elevated road, a part of tho Taylor
plan, would serve the pcoplo of
Patton's senatorial district and
afford them speedy, efficient nnd
cheap transportation to and from
tho heart of the city.
chant princes of the city. The following
are opinions given today by tucso men:
Ellis A. Glmbel. of Glmbcl Brothers I
think It Is n great mistake. It furnishes
absolutely no service to tho district oast
of Broad street. I don t think, the cltl
zens of Philadelphia will stand for any
Tlan that does not provide for that dls
trlct. It will be tremendous Inconvenience
fojthpusanis. of peoplo who start for
homo from, snyrilih'"or 12frr'slrceV"ah'd
Market. Some arrangement .will have to
be made whereby a distributing loop, such
as tho Taylor plan has, will bo provided
for. It Is a great mistake.
Jacob D. Lit, "of Lit Brothers I'm In
Reported Ready to Quit the
Bench Because of Impaired
Itumors were circulated In political
circles today that tho resignation of
Judge Itqbert N. Wlllson, president
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas No.
4, would bo forwarded to Governor Brum
baugh before the expiration of his term.
This, it was reported, did not mean that
he would wait until a few days before
tho expiration of his term, but that tho
formal resignation would bo forwarded
tonight or Monday.
Judge "Wlllson denied this afternoon
that he had already sent the resignation,
but admitted that resigning was a movo
he contemplated. Ill-health, he said,
would be the reason he would leave the'
bench. Since November 25 he has been
111 at his home, 2 Spruce street. The
resignation haa been rumored for monthsj
but Associate Judges said today they had
not heard he expected to leave the bench
Governor Brumbaugh will be called
upon to All two vacancies In the Court
of Common Pleas should Judge Wlllson
resign. The .creation of a second
vacancy would relieve the Governor of
the necessity of choosing between can
didates urged for appointment as succes
sor to Judge Kinaey, who died a month
Spend Three Hours With Transit Di
rector Taylor.
A delegation representing the Frank
ford Board of Trade and the Frankford
Business Men's Association spent nearly
three hours with Director Taylor this
morning reviewing the details of tho
transit program. Humors that the meet
ing lacked harmony were strengthened
by a statement Issued after the meeting
by Perclval S. Woodln. attorney for the
Board of Trade. Mr, Woodtn said;
"A committee composed of members of
the Frankford Board df Trade and the
Frankford Business Men's Association
t)ila morning held a twothour conference
With Director Taylor In an effort to har
monlzo the comprehensive plan of Direc
tor Taylor with the needs of their sec
tion. The Interview developed the fact
that Frankford, aa usual, would be called
upon to sacrlUco immediate betieUts for
the sake of the city at large and future
?Th,U. of course, was not particularly
pleasing to the members of the com
mittee, although they expressed the opin
ion that Frankford would probably be un.
selfish In the matter arid continue to up
hold the plapa of Director Taylor. They
expressed themselves as having a keen
appreciation of the courtesy and fair
mindedness of tho Slroctor though not
absolutely convinced of the future favor
able outcome of his plans."
Pennock Firm Receivership
Judge Thompson, In the United States
DUlrlct Court today, made permanent the
appointment of Ira J. Williams as re
ceiver for the contracting and building
Arm of J. E. & A. U reanocij. The firm
was placed In the hand of a receiver
because. It was testified, Oevernmwit of
ficials cut Son a claim of the company,
jwevontinj it ftvfia gampIsUbc avefJ son
Head of Manufacturers nnd Mr. Brum
baugh Confer on Measure.
UAhiUSUUltG, Pa., Feb. lO.-Oovcrnor
Brumbaugh had an Interview this utter
noon with Joseph ft. Gundy, of BrlRtol,
president of the Pennsylvania Manufac
turers' Association, who presented to the
Governor tho manufacturers' Ideas ns to
the kind of a child labor law tho Legis
lature should pass. Governor Brumbnuglt
has had frequent inecttiign with members
of child labor organizations, but up to
this tlmo lms had no discussion with the
The manufacturers, It Is said, arc not
satisfied with tho Philips' bill, wnieli,
When It was Introduced, was said to have
tho npprovnl of tho Administration and
the Governor himself Bald It might bo
George V. Norrls, Director of Wharves,
Docks and Ferries, of thjdclphln, will
cotno to Itarrlsburg today for a meeting
with tho Governor, who will not leave
for his week-end visit to Philadelphia
until tomorrow.
Suspension Decree Affects American
WASHINGTON', Feb. lD.-Admlnlstra-tlon
ofllclnls are greatly concerned over
tho BrltlBh Admiralty order suspending
nil trafllc in the Kngllsli channel. The
extent to which the movements of Ameri
can nnd other neutral ships will be re
stricted was not made entirely clear In
a cablegram from Ambnnsndor Pngp. On
this point ofllclnls desired to be more fully
Tho decision suspending "all travel"
raised the point whether American vessels
touching England en route to ports on
the Continent would be granted clear
ance papers by the British authorities.
Movo for Probe of "Slush Funds"
Likely to Be Resuscitated.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.-Tho campaign
expenses of Itogcr C. Sullivan, In lllluolo.
nnd BoIe3 Penrose, in Pennsylvania, will
probably bo Investigated by n Sciintc com
mlttco ns tho result of action today.
.Senators Tlced nnd Slutfroth, nbscnt Inst
week, today sturtcd a poll to reconsider
tho pigeonholing of the Noirls resolu
tion. If Senator Brlstow votca ns he did
last week the committee will stand three
to two for tho resolution.
Phillies' New Infielder Located in
Louisville, Col.
Since tho trade was completed by the
Phillies with Cincinnati for Bort Nlehoff.
who comes here In exchange for Charley
Dooln, the local National League man
agement hns been scouring the country
for Us new man. It appears that Nle
hoff's uddress was unknown to oven the
Beds' manager, Cliarloy Ilcrzog.
Tho mystery of Nlehoff was cleared to
day when a letter was received' dt the
Phillies' ofTlccs from lilm, 'stntliur that
he was well and happy, dwelling In Louis
ville, Col. Bert stated In his letter
that he was glad to bo a member of the
Phillies' club and would, report nt the
training camp In St. Petersburg, Fla., on
March 1. Nlehoff will go to the South di
rectly by rail and not by boat with
Business Manager Shettsllnn and hla band
of Intrepid sailors.
Nlehoff Is oxpected to be able to hold
down second base for the Phillies In
creditable style, although the fans In gen
eral havo never heard of him except as
a third Backer.
Has Support of Many Independent
Republicans. "
Louis J. IColb, a closo friend of Gov
ernor Brumbaugh and for years an Inde
pendent Republican In politics, Is being
conspicuously mentioned among the May
oralty candidates for next fall. Mr. Kolb,
who Is president of tho Kolb bakeries,
was treasurer of the Martin G. Brum
baugh Citizens' Committee, which organ
ized for the election of Doctor Brum
baugh last fall.
Mr. IColb, although actively Interested
In politics, has never held publio office.
Thomas Martlndale, tn discussing the
various Mayoralty candidates, said that
Mr. Kolb, should he consent to run,
would be assured of the support of a
large number of the leading business men
In Philadelphia. It was Mr. Martlndale
who first suggested the namo of Doctor
Brumbaugh as a gubernatorial possibility
at a dinner In the Poor Richard Club,
where the present Governor was speaking
more than a year before his nomination.
Price Steadily Advancing and Bread
Keeping Paco.
Flour has gone up to J3 a barrel retail
and to 13.50 a barrel wholesale. In tho
last four days there has been an increase
of 11.60 a barrel In the retail price. Wheat
today went up as high as JI.C5 with pros
pects of going higher. AVhero the end
will be tho grain and (lour merchants do
not say.
In many small bakeshops bread has
gone up to seven cents. In some shops it Is-J
only six cents. The pig palters, it is said,
are doing their utmost to keep It at live
cents and for the time being are sue
ceedlngs. This will last, they say, only
so long as they uro still baking the flour
that ttey contracted for at a low price
months ago. When that Is exhausted,
they say, they will have to boost the price
of the lohf because they cannot afford
'to carry pn their shoulders the poverty
of the whole city.
CHICAGO, Fpb. 19.-Iteports that Itussla
Intended to seize her entire grain crop,
although unconfirmed, today sent wheat
up to J1.65 for May and Jl.Sfi per bushel
for July futures.
These represented overnight advances of
IH and 2lfc cents per bushel, respectively.
li i . ii
A marriage license was Issued today to
John H- Cheetham, ago 75, of Reading,
Pa., to wed Laura M. Hudson, ago 63,
iiZi Cedar avenue. Mr. Cheetham has
been a widower for ?ty years, while his
Intended wife has been married twice
before, her tjrst husband dying ln'ISSS
and the second about eight years ago.
Check Forger Sent to Jail
Herbert S. Wilcox, who was extradited
from Trenton two weeka ago, was today
sentenced by Judge Little, In Quarter
Sessions Court, xa a term of 10 mouths I
to, the county proon on enargee or pass
ing fraudulent checks at saeral"bz t&
preuilneal lUi Sa tbt centre e th
Dougherty, of Penn, won tho shot put in tho dual meet between
tho combined High School athletes and tho Penn Freshmen this
afternoon. '
Stirring Scenes Fill Taber
nacle as "Billy" Attacks
Infidels and Deniers of
Divinity of Christ 165
"Hit the Trail."
Stirring scenes accompanied the "trail
hitting" at tho "Billy" Sunday taber
nacle, this afternoon. A prize-fighter
came forward and gave his heart to God,
decla-lng ho was "through with the
ring." One man grasped tho evangelist's
hand and said:
"1'vo been on third baso for 20 ears.
"Well, come on home," laughed "Billy,"
nftor which the roan's face lighted up and
ho Bhouted:
"You bet your life I will, Bill."
Another man benring all the marks of
sin plodded his way toward the glory
rows, sobbing, nnd fell upon his knees
In tho sawdust, weeping ns he prayed.
On one side of him a good looking woman
tried to pacify him. She put her arm
around his shoulder and a prosperous
looking man on the other side smoothed
the head of the convert. The latter was
nn aged man with iron gray hair who
wore a Prince Albert coat and had much
of the appearance of a manufacturer or
Tho man woro bandages over a broken
hand, and there wero cuts on his face.
He told the usher ho had received the in
juries In n bw.room brawl yesterday.
The prize-fighter wbb Charles Tl. Lodge,
of WlUlamstown, N. J., who la known in
tha rini as "Jimmy Rodgera." The total
number of converts was 165. The Rever
end Dr. Flpyd W. TomklnB. Rector of
Holy Trinity Church, spoke briefly to the
"trail hitters" and offered the closing
or ay cj
Sunday's sermon was an earnest appeal
to men and women to believe In the divin
ity of Christ. People who deny that
Christ was the Son of God. the evange
list said, would fall Into the pits of hell
unless they believed In the Redeemer and
Hla death on the Cross.
"They call me blasphemous," Bill
shouted, "I preach aod'a word. Those
dirty scoundrels who attack me are the
The various "isms" all received thrusts
from the evangelist. Sunday also at
tacked the Unitarians, Among other
things, Sunday said;
"It was the Unitarians of His day that
stoned Him and they are stoning Him
Continued on Pafe.Tno
LOXDOV. Feb. 19.
Sir Arthur Ootiqn Doyle, tho Eng
lish author, la reported to le much
grieved at the suggestion that tha
Gorman idea of a submarine block
ade of Great Britain was borrowed
from his story, "Danger," which tcq
published last spring.
The Doyle story told hou the
mythical country of Norland, em
ploying lust such means as Germany
is now using, reduced England to
Sir Arthur declares that it is ex
tremely painful to think that anything-
he had written should be
turneil opatnsf Uls country. Jlis
story was written with the purpose
of warning the nation of a danger
that ha sao hanging over it. and in
the booh ha pointed out methods by
which that danger could be averted.
At the lime of writing, luiwever, he
had concluded, after careful study
of tha situation, tiiat tho submarine
in Its sr4ttt farm teat incapable
the retvlts Oepiotsd.
150,000 RUSSIANS .
Germans Capture Taurog
gen. in Poland, Austrians
Cernowitz, B u kowina
Capital New Slav Of
fensive Launched.
Berlin's oTflclal estimate, of Russian
losses In tho East Prussian campaign
has Increased to 150,000. Petrograd,
however, today denied the former Ger
man statement of tha capture of 64,000
The capturo of Tauroggen, In Po
land, 18 miles northenst of Tilsit, in
East Prussia, Is announced In today's
communlquo from Berlin,
Terrific German assaults along tho
Poland battle line from one end to the
other, at Serpez and Augustowo, 300
miles apart, are acknowledged In to
day's report. Unofficial dispatches
state that Grand Duke Nicholas has re
ceived 300,000 reinforcements to halt
the admitted German advance from
East Prussia.
Vienna officially reports capture of
Czernowltz. Tho ItUBsian retreat from
the Bukowlna capital toward Nov
oslellcka, across tho Russian border,
has given the Austrians' a gain of 75
Petrograd admits retirement beyond
the Pruth River, In Bukowlna, but
speaks of successful counter offensives'
to Incessant Auatro-German attac'kB
farther west in the Carpathians', and of
maintaining a foothold In Hungary at
Heavy fighting Is In progress In the
Vosges. where the French have re
newed their offensive against Metz. Tho
Paris War Office declares that two Ger
man infantry attacks wero repulsed,
but tha Germans claim the capture of
Hill No. 600. Tha Germans also, report
the capture of trenches on the road be
tween Arras and Lille and the repulse
of French attacks near Combles east of
Five Corps "No Longer to Be
Reckoned With,
BBRIIN. Feb, 19. Further reports con
cerning the German victory In the Mazu
rlau Lakes district make It apparent that
tha Russian defeat waa moat severe. It
was officially stated here today that it
may be doubted whether much remains
of about five Russian corps.
The following statement was Issued by
the official German news bureau, In thin
While they may have saved much of
their artillery, through their quick re
treat, It see ma certain tha,t at least
1(0,000 Russian troops are no longer to
be reckoned with.
The clearing at Bukowlna. of the Rus
sians is declared to be a complete vic
tory on the other wing. This, together
With the expected successes from the
operation la the w&ttra around the Brit
ish Is, has resulted In a, very confidant
tttltvKie oa the part of the Qavcroattot
Ufluwiyd W'ipapn.
West Philadelphia High School. . . 16
Atlantic City Hi)gh School 34 .
West Phila. High, 2d , 13
A. C. H. S. Class Champions. ..... 23
Germantown Academy '. ,15 7. 22
De Lancey School 9 7 lg
Northeast High School 16' 23 30
St. Joseph's College... 13 15 28
Northeast High, 2d 10 9 19
St. Joseph's 2d '. 6 6 12
Germantown Friends' School 18 14 32
Friends' Select School 8 8 16
Chester High School....' 8 13 21
Media High School 12 10 22
Central HifjluAthlcto Wins in Finals
of 20-yard Dash.
The good work of Central High
School's dash men In the llrst two events
gnvo tho combined high schools nn early
lead over tho Unlvorslty of Pennsylvania
Freshmen In their dual truck meet this
afternoon In the crimson and gold gym
nasium. The record for tho 10-lap race was
lowered two-fifths of n second by Max
Nearing, of tho Penn Fresh team. He
was forced to tho limit by Henry, Mc
Hale and Balney, all of Central High
School, who finished second, third and
fourth in the order named.
In the final heat of tho 20-yard dash, E.
Smalley, of Control High, reached tho
tape first. Wcldel, of West Philadelphia
High: Gadd, of Central High, and GUI,
of Penn Fresh, finishing In the order
E. Smalley also captured tho three lap
race. Gadd was second with Hodgcrs,
of Northeast High, third, and Wharton,
or Penn Fresh, fourth.
The summaries follows:
Twenty.ynnl dnsh first, won by E. Smal
ley. Central Hljh School; second. Crane. Tcnn
Freeh. Time. 2 4-ft feconaj.
Second heat Won by QUI, Penn Frcah: eoc
ond, tlo betftceti Cadd. of Central Hljh School,
nnd Ibs, of l'enn Fresh. Time, - 4-3 sec
onds. Third heat-Won ly Thlbauld, Tenn Fresh:
second, tVeldel. Weft Philadelphia High School.
Time, ." cconln.
..final, hrat-Won by K. Smalley, Central
lllah School; second, Wcldel, West Philadel
phia .HlBh School; third. Cladd. Central Hlh
School; fourth, GUI, Penn Fresh. Tlmo. S 4-3
Three-lap race Won by E. Smalley. Central
ltlith School; second, Cadd, Central Hleh
fachool; third, Itodgers, Northeast High School:
-fourth, Wharton, Tenn Fresh. Time, S3 1-5
Shot.put Won by Dougherty, Penn Fresh;
second, rtlley. Central High School; third.
Dehor, Wnt Philadelphia High School: fourth,
Butler, Central High- School. Distance, 41 ft.
14 In.
Ten-lap race Won by Xearlng, Penn Fresh;
second, tlenry. Central High School: third, Mc
llale. Cential High School; fourth, lllaney.
Central High School. Time, 1:581.5 (new
HUh.Jump-.Wnn-.by. (Crane, -Term , fresh;,
second, tie between Hampton, Central lr.h
School; JtoBertaon. Central Hlfth School;
Thabault, Penn fresh: Hopkins, Penn fresh,
and Waltc, Penn fresh. Heights, S feet 8 4.3
Two-mile run Won hy J.tfkens. Central
High School; second. Brooks. Penn fresh; third.
-McCormlck. West Philadelphia High School;
fourth, Irwin, West Philadelphia High School.
Time, 10 nitnutes SO 1-3 seconds.
StandlnR broad Jump CIVon by Knox, Penn
fresh; second. Crane, Ponn fresh: third, Trt
Ibault. Penn fresh; fourth; rtlley. Central High
School. Distance, ti feet 10 Inches.
Play Seven-inning Game in Spite of
Cold Weather.
In spile of the cold weather the varsity
and scrub baseball teams of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania staged a seven-Inning
garno on Franklin Field this after
noon. Although both sides made the
same number of hits, six each, the var
sity made theirs count to better advan
tage and won by tho score of 4 to 2.
It wan the first tlmo this week that
"Sunny" Mann, the, veteran second base
man, was on the field. He fielded In his
usual brilliant style, and also hit the ball
hard. At the close of the practice game
Coach Thomas tried out several Infield
combinations. Ex-Captain Sherwood Ma
gee, of the Phillies, was on the field
and assisted Thomas In batting out files
and Infield grounders to the team.
Magee says that until he goes South for
spring practice with his team he Intends
to take advantage of the opportunity
and work out as often as he can with the
Quaker candidates. The Penn players ex
pressed their pleasure at having Mngee
Join the staff of volunteer coaches from
the local professionals.
The varsity and scrubs lined up as
VAnsiTT. scnun.
Johnson, c., Koons, c,
Wallace, n. Hare, p.
Munroe.- lb. Wray, lb.
Slann. Cb. Dise. Vh.
Jlyskens 3b. - Kane, .3b,
White, 3b. WdMler, a.
(Moors, sa Andrews, 8b.
Hlncksen, If. Simpson, U.
Hopkins, If. Murray, cf.
Munlock, cf. Barclay, rf.
atatchett. rf.
Tha scorn by Innings: n.H.E.
IVarslty ....,,..,..,. a o 1 0 n o 0 t a l
Scrub ,...,.- 10 0 0 0 0 1-V 0 U
Overdale Lost Propeller Blades in
Collision With German Craft.
BAIVTIMORE, Feb. 19. Running over
what he believes to have been a German
submarine while bound from Liverpool
In ballast and sinking the underwater
enemy and, In so doing; breaking off two
blades of the propeller of his own vessel,
was tho oxperienco told today by Cap
tain J. W. White, of the British steam
ship Overdale. which arrived here today.
"We left Liverpool on December !$."
said Captain White. "On January J. dur
ing a tremendous sea, we struck: the other
vessel, stripping pre two oiaaes of the
Overdale. Nothing tame to the surface
and tho vessel must have sunk at once.
The damage to my own ship required
our immediate return to Queenstown.
where repairs took JO days."
Released, and Rearrested
Released from a criminal charga n Jhe
Quarter Sesstona Court, thla afternoon.
"William. Nolan, of ) Jllgtj street, was
Immediately arrested agalu, accused of
larceny;. He was taken to Heading-. Pa.,
where be ia said to have stolen candy and
Bad Flue Causes Fire
A detective flue aue4 a uuaU Sr
eirh" this morulas in the Avenua Hoisl.
S North. Delawara av6Att gmk)m -tiaakltjksd
tha Mara. flMi tuast-i wr
net enUogrt
German Undersea
Raiders Rip Norwe
gian Tanker and
Damage French Ship
Norse Liner Almost Sinks ia-
Channel French Craft Hit
Off Dieppe Destroyers
Rush to Chase Enemy's Tor-
' pedo Terror.
LONDON, Feb. 19.
Germany's "bread war" has begun.
One neutral ship 'has been struck by a
submarine nnd a French liner crippled.
Thus far British craft have escaped
But Britain, fully aware of the danger,
has suspended all traffic between Eng
land and the Continent. -A- vaBt "ring
of Iron" guards tho British Isles, the
greatest fleet Britain, haa ever assembled
now patrolling tho waters.
Germany's war of starvation Is b.elpg
waged by bqth submarine and Zeppelin.
Already with but two days'' operation
lt; h'as "cost' "tha raiders "trie) loss pf two
powerful dirigibles. ""'"
Tho Norwegian steamship Belridge,
from New Orleans to Aniotofdam, wa
torpedoed In the English Channel. . The
vessel wns struck late last nlghti This
Is tho first neutral vessel hit since the
war zone .order went Into effect.
The French liner Dlnorah was torpe
doed by a German submarine early to
day whllo en route Jlo Dunkirk from,
Havre, within a few miles of Dieppe.
There was no warning given. However,
the force of tho torpedo was partly lost
and only a hole was ripped In -the side
below the water line, and the crew, with
pumps, succeeded in keeping her afloat
until she reached Dieppe.
Word was also flashed to tho French
naval baso at Cherbourg and a fleet ot
French destroyers was dispatched from,
that port In search of the German sub
marine, Following the torpedoing of the IHno
rah It was announced that sea traffic be.
tween Dieppe and England would be dis
continued immediate. The Dlnorah is)
a vessel of 2X2 tons. She was formerly
owned by an Austrian steamship, 'com
The Bclrldge has been towed to IVa!
mer. 10 miles north of Dover, wherw
she has been beached. Eighteen mem
bers of the crew ant. the Admiralty pilot
are missing and may have been drowned.
The Belrldgo wo,a In tha channel wheni
a sudden violent explosion stood her al
most on her beam epds. Her plates Tiad
been atove In below the water line. Tho
captain Immediately started his pumps,
but the tanker waa making water so faat
that 'soon her lower dock waB awash.
Her fires wero drawn In time to prevent
a boiler explosion nnd when It seemed
certain that the vessel was about tu
founder tho captain ordered the boats
lowered and the pilot and IS men got
In and left. A force of, volunteers re
mained with the captain, and just when
It appread that the tanker was going to
sink two Dover tugo came In sight. They
cot lines across' to the badly damaged
vessel and began to tow her to "Walmeri
tho nearest point.
All of the advices received here area
that the German blockade Is belns en
forced from the air and under the tea
and that the German fleet Is not par
tlclpatlng. Zeppelins are patrolling tha
North Sea and watching for vessels with
cargoes of foodstuffs. Following the hold
ing up of the Dutch steamship Helen by
a Zeppelin which, after ascertalnlns tha
identity of the ship, signaled It to psfts
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Continued on fare Two
The disappearance of a diamond brooch
valued at $340 from the home of J.Irs.
Bertha lolance. S33 Fnlrmeunt avenu) -was
reported to the police tl-y. There
was no evidence that entry Into the bouse
had been forced.
Sneak thieves went Into the home, oj
Frank Rettevv, 1519 West Lehigh avenue,
and found a pocketbook containing $109
that Mrs. Rettew had left on a table.
When Julius Solomon, a, pawn broVer at
1SW North 'th street, went tg hla safe
for money for a loan ha found Ilt5 ha
had put In the night before mlssinj:.
The, Kenslngtonlan Says;
Benjamin Ruberts'.eln, the popular
young fruit roenant. p' Front ttttat,
haa the. dlitlnttlojpjf being the ywnswt
member of the newly formed K-imaiBgf-ton
Retail Business Men'e AoclniUw.
and as he Is a sura hustler he !. um
to make things hum.
Uoos will 14. rtwuj-t ii,
le vlm of MMUa aaU
tttdat OnfBleh wa
tui& as EmIi J.i"
ba.rui t6.s f Osaiif MT;.
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