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EYByiHG EP0EB-PHi:LAPELPBIA, FBIDAY, MJB&TJABY 26 1915.
E&M 'TO BROTHER"
ROLE TO HALT HUNGER
WARFARE OF NATIONS
to Have Dropped "Strict
to Gain Concessions
England and Germany Still
Silont on Proposals Trans
atlantic Sailings From Brit
ish Ports Held Up by Official
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.
SThla Government Is playing tho "ble
brother" rolo toward Germany nnd Eng
land, authorities said today.
It was said the Administration has
withdrawn the mailed fist of "strict ac
countability" In IU negotiations with the
two nations over their hunger warfare,
and with the humanitarian Idea as a
basis, 'nas offered Informal negotiations
to halt the two.
It was added that America's commerce
hua been relegated to the background In
the arguments, by reason of England's
Veiled tuuits In her last note that this
nation l following a dollar diplomacy.
One or tno Government's chief concerns
wa QUlnorltatlvely reported to be a fear
that the two nations' retaliations may
know no bounds.
Safety of prisoners In Europe's pens
way be Involved by the hunger war, offi
cials held. Hence, latest negotiations
have sought to prevent such n. wholesale
tragedy, particularly In view of bitter
criticisms from all sides concerning pris
oners' treatment, and requests for Amor
lean Intervention In the situation.
Looming above this, the Government Is
aid to be worried lest starvation of Ger
many's civil population react by arousing
among Americans anger against England
and. Its Allies.
It was explained at the Stato Depart
ment today, that no effort has been made
Trlth Germany to prevent mlne-scjwlng, In
view of the fact that this Government has
no proof that Germany has ever laid
mines, although In her recent note she
indicated her Intention of doing so In
the death zone.
No answers had c.tio early today to
proposals that foodstuffs o direct to Ger
many's civil population, under United
States supervision, or to the proposal for
cessation of the "untersee" warfare In
Germany's death zone.
BRITAIN SUSPENDS ATLANTIC
SAILINGS, IS LONDON REPORT
LONDON, Feb. M.
Successful operations of German sub
marines In British waters have resulted
In the Issuance of secret orders for all
transatlantic liners to remain in port
until further notice, according to reliable
information obtained here today. This
news caused a sensation In maritime cir
cles when It became known.
Officials of the stca.ishlp lines refused
to comment on the order, and tho Ad
miralty maintained Its customary ret
icence, but reports are In circulation
that the British naval authorities have
secured Information that a fleet of sub
marines has succeeded in rjachlng the
Irish Sea and is lying In wait for the
NEW TORK, Feb. 26,-OfflclIaa of the
International Mercantile Marine and the
Cunard Line today denied they had re
ceived any notification from the British
Admiralty that New York sailings had
been temporarily suspended from Liver
pool, London or Glasgow.
. S. RAISES INSURANCE
TO ALL BRITISH PORTS
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.-A11 norts In
the British Isles were made "soeclal
ports" requiring special rates of war
risk Insurance from the Government
Bureau, by an order issued last night by
Secretary of the Treasurer McAdoo. The
only special ports in the United King
dom under former orders were those on
the North Sea, north of London.
The order also extends the special port
none on the Continent to Include Bor
deaux, The -previous limit was Dunkirk.
The bureau reserves the right to refuse
Insurance to these ports.
IHREE OP CAItfiTcREW LOST,
ALL OF EVELYN SAVED
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. Three mem
1ersi of the crew of the American cotton
ateamshlp Carlb were lost, when the ves
sel struck a mine In the North Sea, Feb
ruary 22, Consul General Soren LUtoe,
at Rotterdam, today cabled tho State De
partment. They were William Banell.
assistant engineer, of pensacola, Fla.;
Antonio Martinez, fireman, and Secunda
Bias, a trimmer, both of Corruna, Spain.
Captain Edgar Cole and 26 of the crew
American Minister Henry Van Dyke at
The .Hague cabled the State Department
tnst alt of the crew of the American
steamshli Evelyn, which also sank In the
Worth Sea, after Jtrlklnc a mine, were
reported unofficially to be safe.
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA
Vessels Arriving Today
Str. l!ckennm (Dr.), Crui Ornnd
Btr. Pwn. Ntw York, nurciuwdln, Clyde
jur, Netharby llaii (Br.), Cromarty, baiiMt.
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Steamships to Arrive
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INCOME TAX PAYERS
Last Minute Rush More Than
Augmented Force Can Han
dleMonday Last Day.
INCOME TAX LAW
AND ITS PENALTIES
Heturna must be made on or before
March 1, 1916. Failure means an In
crease of BO per cent. In tnx nnd a (Inc.
All persons whoso net Income Is $3000
n year" or moie, must file returns.
Married persons whose hot Income Is
$3000 nnd less than flOOO must die re
turns, oven though they have tho
privilege of claiming exemption of $1000.
Tnx In payable on or before June 30
1915, and If not paid on that dato 6 per
cent, will be added thereto.
Cost of permanent Improvements to
property cannot bo deducted from re
turns of Income,
Persons whose Income exceeds $3000
nnd Is less than $20,000 need not mnke
returns If the Income received, after
deducting Incomo derived from divi
dends the tnx on which Is paid nt tho
pource. Is less than $3000.
Although tho regular foroo was nearly
doubled, the clerks nt the Internal
Revenue offices on the sixth floor of the
Federal Building had their linnds full nil
day waiting on hundreds of t'hllndcl
phlans and residents of nearby points,
whose Incomes bring them under the
Federal Income tnx regulations. Re
turns must bo mndo before March 1, and
after the revenue ofllces wero thrown
open crowds thronged tho space before
tho windows, nnd for tho greater part of
tho afternoon a long lino of prospective
contributors extended nlong tho corri
dor. Annnnnremanf thnf nttn- .vt ma.,i.
.... ...,.v .t.t.., ti-1. .iiuimiij'
n fine of 50 per cent, of tho nmount duo un
der tho Income tax law would be charged
ueiinquenut Drought ninth-hour seekers
after Information to the Federal Build
ing In droves. This line mingled with
druggists, doctors, dentists, hospital rcp
tescutatlvcs and veterinarians, who wero
on the same floor waiting to take out
special licenses for the salo of drugs
under tho new Harrison act which goes
into effect on March 1.
During tho InBt few days many thousand
persons hnvo besieged the revenue ofllces
to not their returns In before tho time Is
up, The army of clerks required to han
dle tho Income tax business have been
busily engaged In straightening out the
kinks In the Intricate law. The subjects
of depreciation and loss have caused more
trouble and misunderstanding than any
of the othor branches.
In this connection Internal Ttivnii
Collector Lederer cites a decision by tho
Treasury Department nt Wnshlngton on
tho subject. It is, In part, as follows:
"Depreciation as an allowable deduction
In ascertaining annual net Incomo for
the incomo tnx 1b separately provided for
and Is not to be confused with loss. Tho
depreciation provided to be taken as a
deduction In a return of incomo Is tho
value assigned to the deterioration of
physical Improvements or assets, such
as are susceptible of having their value
lessened through wear nnd tear, use or
obsolescence. Any shrinkage In tho value
of bonds, stocks and like securities due
to fluctuations In their market value Is
ndt deductible In a return of Income as
depreciation or loss.
"Losses may be sustained by indi
viduals or corporations on personal or
real property. Only those losses are de
ductible which aro sustained during the
uix year in iraue tnat is, tho business
which engages the time, attention and
labor of any one for the purpose of live
lihood, profit or Improvement. Loss to
be deductible must be an absolute loss,
not a speculative i fluctuating valua
tion of continuing Investment, but must
bo an actual loss, actually sustained nnd
ascertained during the tax year for
which tho deduction Is sought to be
made; It must bo Incurred in trade and
be determined and ascertained upon an
actual, a completed, a closed transaction.
Loss Is the difference between selling
price and cost, where the selling price
Is less than cost."
BRITIAN ASKS FOR $215,000,000
LONDON, Feb. 28.
The Govern ent today requested 215.
000,000 additional for the war expenses
of the year 1914-13, bringing tho total for
the year to l,810,80O,00O.' The estimates
for the year 1313-16 provide for an ex
penditure of Jl,23O,0!,000.
The total for the first two years of the
war for England alone is 3,06O,O0O,O0O.
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ALLIES FORCING PASSAGE OF DARDANELLES
Dispatches from Athena report that tho Allied fleet has entered tho
Dardanelles, after hnvlng silenced tho puns of the outer forts. Tho
naval experts agree that prent difficulties will bo encountered beforo
tho passage of the Strait and the Sea of Mnrmora enn bo forced.
The waters have been heavily mined, and there aro strong shoro
defenses mounting heavy Krupp guns. Tho Turkish fleot, having
tho advantage of lighting on tho defensive, is believed to bo stationed
in Nngara Roads, 25 miles from tho entrance. Tho length of tho
strait is about 40 miles and it is expected that tho Anglo-French
warships will have to fight nearly every foot of the way.
AGAIN A BIG SUCCESS
Several Hundred Dollars'
Worth of Goods Sold in First
Hour of Second Day.
Several hundred dollars' worth of "suffrage-made"
nrtlcles were sold In tho
first hour today at the KeyBtono Ktnto
Bazaar ut tho New Century Club, 121
South 12th st. Tho suffrnglsts declared
with enthusiasm that today, the second
and last day of the btzaar, would be
oven more successful than yesterday.
Many of the counters and booths wero
filled this morning with now articles, hav
ing been emptied on the first day of tho
fair, and eager buyers pressed forward
to get first chance at the latest suffrage
Things of every description nro on hand,
irom good things to eat to accessories
for tho farm and garden. A palmist Is
on hand nnd Is kept busy reading tho
myBtcrles, while a "Garden of Eden,"
whero all trouble Is said to bo done away
with, unllko most Edens, Is one of the
greatest attractions of the bazaar. "Uncle
and Aunt Sam" had many fi lends. "Miss
Columbia," with her horn of plenty, was
patronized by many who visited tho club
rooms. Several talks and demonstrations on
farming ind gardening will bo given by
Mrs. George Foulke at the Farm and
Onrden Booth of the Equal Franchise
.Society, rroducts from tho farm of Mis.
Horatio Gates Lloyd, a prominent suf
fragist of this city, wero exhibited.
Every farmer or gardener could bo
"spotted" In a moment by his Interest in
examining these. The Farm and Garden
Booth is one of tho features of the bazaar
and promised to take In a considerable
amount In receipts
Tho Plays and flavors Club will present
1 several one-act plays tonight.
12 Men Killed in Mine
LONDON, Feb. 26. An explosion oc
curred today In tho new Hemheath col
liery at Chesterton, Staffordshire. Twelve
men. Including one of the mine's owners,
are believed to have perished
EgR $7, Stove $7.25, Chestnut $7.50
Large Round Pea Coal, $5.50
kaIP?!-C?l Yard in Philadelphia
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BERLIN INSISTS BRITISH
TRANSPORT WAS TORPEDOED
1800 Troops Lost, Government Press
BERLIN, Feb. 20. Eighteen hundred
British troops wero drowned In the Eng
lish Channel when a German submarlno
sent nn English transport to the bottom,
according to reports received by the Gov-,
crnmont Press Bureau today. The Press
Bureau declared that this report was
wired to Lloyds from Eastbourne, on tho
south coast of England.
Tho Cologne Gazette publishes a letter
from Montevideo which says an Argentlno
steamer has reported that seven British
cruisers are lying severely damaged at
tho Falkland Islands.
WIRES FROM VERA CRUZ TO
CAPITAL CUT BY ZAPATA
Consul Canada Reports Action to
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-Amorlcan
Consul Canoda nt Vera Cruz today In
formed the Stnto Department that Zapa
tulsts had cut all telegraph lines between
that port and Mexico City. Duval West
and George C. Carothers, American spe
cial agents, were reported us having left
Torreon for Monterey.
General Pablo Gonrnlcs, with a strong
Carrnnzlsta force, began a general attack
on Monterey today, according to the Con
BOER LEADER A PRISONER
CAPETOWN, South Africa, Feb. 20.
Lloutennnt Colonel Marlta, ringleader of
tho Boer revolt In South Africa, Is re
ported to have been nrrested and sent
as a prisoner to Wcndhuk.
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DEATH OR SILENCE
CHOICE GIVEN WIFE
IN PASSPORT CASE
Mrs. R. P. Stengler Re
ceives Threatening Let
ters in Connection With
German's Arrest for Ob
NEW YORK, Feb. 26. Sealed lips or
death was the choice given by anonymou
letter writers today to Mrs. R. P. Steg
ler, the American wife of Richard Peter
Stegler, German reservist who confessed
under the Influence of his wife's patriotic
demands that he had been picked as a
German spy to complete the work left un
done by Carl Hans Lody, recently exe
cuted In the Tower of London, and Im
plicating Captain Boy-Ed, navat attache
of the German Embassy, In a passport
Undaunted by tho threats, Mrs. Stegler
took tho letters to Charles Griffith, her
husband's counsel. She said sho would
continue her endenvors to have hor hus
band tell nil details of tho plot whereby
he waB to enter England by fraudulent
passports from this country and betray
war secrets of Great Britain Into the
hands of Germany.
The letters warned Mrs. Stegler that
she was acting as a trouble-maker be
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tween the United States. nnd Germany
and that her assassination would follow
If she dared to continue her present
Lody was sent to his death by Cap
tain K. Boy-Ed, tho naval attache of
the German Embassy, according to a
statement made yesterday by Richard
P. Stegler, the German reservist ar
rested In this city on Wednesday.
tn this statement, mado to his coun
sel, Charles II. Griffiths, the former As
sistant United States Attorney, Stegler
Involved another man, whom he declared
to bo a member of the German diplomatic
corps, now living I n this city.
This man, a Doctor Fuchr, was form
erly attached to tho German Embassy In
Toklo, nnd came here after thd outbreak
of hostilities, according to Stegler. lie
says that after getting this Information
ho put the matter Up to the naval at
tache, who only shrugged his shoulders.
Boy-Ed denied emphatically and speci
fically that he knew anything of Lody
except what he read In the papers, that
ho had offored Stegler $1C0 a month to
work ns a spy In London and a like
amount to his wife for life In the ovont
of his meeting death. Ho did, 'however,
admit giving Stegler a loiter to Doctor
Probability of Heavy Storm Docroasod,
Saya Weather Bureau.
NEW YORK, Feb'. 28.-Tho Weather
Bureau today Issued tho following storm
"Continuation of northwest storm
warning; Delaware Breakwater to Bos
ton; fresh westerly gales diminishing;
signals to bo lowered at sunset."
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Atlantic Reflninpr Co.
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DUTCH ENTRY W WAR
EXPECTED BY ENGLAND:
View Substantiated by Shnm
- -j. ... wv:o .ngtunst Hol
LONDON, Feb. 2.-Itatea of ln.
against Holland's Participator
ook a sudden Jump today. This wa, dot
to Bomlomelal renorta h. ...... 7. :
Dutch Government waa planning for war!
with np.... .i .1... .. WBrai
..-. ....., lnnl lno acrmang
making preparations for an aggres.l
- """ jwiiuna as soon m H
junto uiu Klines.
npuiuiies irom Amsterdam recelyedM
... iuuujt anu) lnat aerman trcWS
aro carrying soldiers to reinforce the'
forces now guarding the frontier between'
Belgium and Holland and that the (W
mans are bulldlne hrlrtcroa .,. .i,i
Scheldt nt Antwerp and Hoboken across i
which heavy artillery can be traneplrteaH
icr ncuon against the Dutch.
SUBMARINE BELIEVED LOST
Wrecknso on Welsh Coast Indicate j
disaster to ucrman Graft.
CARDIFF. WflJen. WH u '
A Germnn submarine Is believed to h&vea
uucn uubuujuu on mo coast or North
Wales. Wreckacrn in hMn? nn.li.ri ,.'
today. Among tho debris there ver9
xuunu uuuris oi ucrman nnu JJngllslH
Armour & Co.
Swift & Co.
Cudahy Packing Co.
Bureau of Health.
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