Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 27, 1915, Sports Extra, Page 7, Image 7

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ioe Appears Suddenly and
in Force at strategic
Pm'nts Teuton Retreat
at Przasnysz Asserted by
VITAS ls Jooiuuuiuuu mm
Wadly Damaged by Shells of
German Mortars, While
(goissons Also Suffered, Re-
ftport French.
i, niisslana aro nttcmpttng a now
neral offcnslvo in Poland. Tlieir
?.. in -vuBt numbers, liavo sud-
ily appeared west of Lomza, west of
gjbdno and soutn 01 l'rzaanysz, louays
M.ii lmlletin admits. They have
S&ned an attack on the German forces
Stdtig tho Sltrova Itlver. At Kolno
J109 Biavti ; .,.,." .......
geen mado at Wyszogrod, north of the
'Vistula, and bombardment of Ossowltz
iTmalntalncd vigorously.
KFar from conceding Berlin's claim of
Rho fall of Przasnysz with tho capturo
t 10,000 defenders, tho Russian war
K.. i.. it Intnnt ntntemont nsscrts
iiyiucu ,, "
flhat the Germans liavo been forced to
JTetrcat tlor.g a 25-mIlo rront in tins
important strategic zone, whero a re-
ierso mw o . .uu a
rjjntlre Vistula-Niemon lino. Petro
f,rf further reports driving two
Ifdlvlslons of tho foo back to tho west
fcanK oi mo ixiumuii. " uu.-
. 3 . p n.Dnwtt In nrlmlttnd. nsi
lBaraiuciii. Vo....- - .
fi. i heavy Austrian offcnslvo In East
ilGallcIa, whero rocapturo of Lombcrg,
P",.. .M.ntni ,,fHnr- nf Hlnv llnnn of
Llflia jnWUtllU.1 OUWV...O w-
.mmiinleatlon. Is tho objective.
fesombardment of Arras and Solssons,
iwn hn French havo concentrated
fc. f.M of troons. bv tho big Ger-
fern mortars ls announced in dis-
Tjatches from Paris today, i'art or
St. i i. fMtna ng thn creat cutis aro
ryuiuo w ... ....", w
doing terrldc damage
Belgians nro sholllng tho German
positions near Ostend with heavy
"pins loaned them by tho French.
Throughout FlnndorS artillery duels
rSVn In Drocress.
Ifepnrlq also reports German losses in
Efie Mouse Valley whero all attacks
KThn French troons in tho Champagno
gave been attacking tho German posi
tions near Perthes for tho past seven
m without success, reports tho Ber
lin War Odlcc, and tho Crown Prince's
army ls engaged In an offcnslvo move-
feent north of Verdun.
attlea Rago at Lomza, Grodno,
Przasnysz and Ossowitz.
XEJlUlt x-uu. -I.
New Itusslan forces have appeared
alone tho Przasnysz-Lomza-Augustowo
tattle front in Poland and havo begun
bL general offensive movement against
vnn Tllnrtorhiircr'a nrmlcfl. It was officially
... -
namuicu ioaay.
Northwest of Lomza tho Slavs hi great
numbers havo begun a series of violent
attacks along tho Sltrova Itlvcr. South
tt Kolno tho Germans havo repulsed
several onslaughts and liavo taken 1100
"prisoners, but tho enemy continues des
perate charges against tho German In
itrenchments around tho town.
Northwest of Grodno another largo
Cody of Russians ls battling with the
Germans In the swamps 10 miles cast of
fAusustowo. The enemy is also on tho
Ipnensivo in tno i'rzasnysz region.
SWIth their advance to AVyszogrod, on
lle right bank of the Vistula, tho Ger
mans havo efrccted a marked gain In their
efforts to throw a circle of steel about
Warsaw. Tho recently assumed Russian
Offensive southwest of Warsaw, at Mogh-
iy, is taken nero to no an attempt to
force tho withdrawal of German troops
from noith or thn VlHtnln.
IjkThe Russians who succeeded In cross
IIn(r tho Bobr River early in tho week
have been driven back to tho left bank
land Ossowltz, which guards the cross-
ins Between Grodno and Lomza, is being
bombarded by German artillery. Two
Kof the four fortH on thn rlcht bnnk of
the Bobr aro reported to havo been
!oe's Onrush Halted Along 25-mile
iTbe Russians have broken the onrush
mgj, the Germans In the region of Przas
Syaa, a point of much strategic Import-
ance. nhnilt fift mdoa tinrth nf Wnpfinw. ft
Mofllclally stated, and the Invaders are
HlttirlnE aloncr the S5-mllo front In that
Cjctlon, abandoning, as last night's ofllcial
mifpwi says, "prisoners, cannon, maciune
SCUnx and fnvnmtnalat
(iPrzaGiiysL la the town 60 miles north
M5, Warsaw and about IS miles south of
M East Prussian frontier, which has
fftn the scene of heavy fighting recently
and which Berlin declared Thursday had
been captured by German troops, with a
guaslan loss of lO.OOO- men In prisoners.)
B Vessels Arriving Today
coir. Columbian, Hllo, Honolulu, sugar, W,
m'JK &n & Co.
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lleOsir! iu, tiicctjtauuiae, u, s
te.. Grecian, llojton, panaengeri and mer
gjnt. Merchant and Miners' Transportation
Steamships to Arrive
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Prominent Persons and Edu
cators Attend Ceremonies in
Educators and representative men of
other walks of life today nttended tho
ceremonies In connection with the laying
or tno cornerstone of tno new Frankford
iilgh School, at Oxford I'lko and Harrison
ml1, Tho lntlttlon, when completed,
win be- one of tho nnest educational struc
oJrc,sin,t.1.0 country. The stone waa laid
at 3:30 this afternoon.
Tho entto program tor tho ceromonlcs
was under tho direction of Fathers'
Association. Tho principal part of tho
exercises were held In the pariah house
of St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal
Church, Frnnkford avenue and Sellers
The Rev. J. B. Harding, rector of St.
Marks, delivered tho opening prayer.
Othor speakers Were William T. Tlldcn
and Franklin Spencer Edmonds.
Rev. J. R, Laird, D.D., pastor of tho
Frankford Presbyterian Church, pre
sented a flag from the Mothers' Associa
tion. Prof. Goorgo Alvln Smoot, prin
cipal of tho now school, accepted the
Frankford'a new high Bchool will con
tain many now Improvements. Tho school
will nccommodato girls and boys. The
laying of tho corncrstono and tho erection
of tho building Is tho rosult of a long
campaign waged by residents of tho
Frnnkford section for n now high school.
Tho school will bo equipped with admin
istration suites, gymnasiums, shower
baths, study halls, locker rooms and also
open-air gymnasiums. On ono of the
floors thcro will be a largo lecturo room
for tho uso of girls nnd boyB. Tho com
bined seating cipaclty of tho lecturo room
will be 1200.
Tho cornerstone committee Is composed
of Charles Stchlc, chairman, nnd tho fol
lowing: II. Jl. Antrim William F. Klllhour
Paul v. DlattcnbcraerArthur Kerr
D. Clayton Cannon Tlio Rev. John B.
Charles Cornell Laird
Robert T. Coraon C. Oram I,ucaa
Thomas Crelxhton Samuel Moss
Tctor Cvstello J, W. Powell
F. I StKenor. Jr. 13, C. Patterson
Daniel n. Greenwood William v. norer
Jamos Franco John H. Ridebotham
JoneDh I Harrison J. irorrv Schumackcr
John Haalam Ilobcrt U Shenpard
Tho nev. John B, Franklin Bmodley
Harrtlne Oeoreo Alvln Snook
Oconto w. Henry John Taylor
Ilenlamtn HeDnorth William H. Thomas
Vincent Ilelnlo T. Worchestcr Worrell
Tho contents of tho leaden box which
was placed In tho cornerstone was col
lected by a commlttoo of prominent men,
of which Thomna Crclghton woo chair
man. After It had been sealed by Arnold
Clifton It was given in charge of a
number of students, who carried It to tho
now building site.
Tho approximate cost of tho structure
will bo f650.000.
Persons Here Connected With
Vessels Loaded With Sup
plies Face Indictment.
Indictments for conspiracy to dgfraud
tho United States Government faces thoso
who had nnythlng to do with tho arrange
ments for tho steamships From and Som
merstnd to lcavo this port in September
with cargoes of coal and food supplies for
German warships operating in South At
lantic waterB. The penalty upon convic
tion is Imprisonment for not moro than
two years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
The Ktposuro of the suspicious nature
of tho cargoes of the Fram and Sommer
stad by tho Evening LEDacn led to an
Investigation which resulted In tho mas
tors of tho vessels confessing to tho Nor
wegian consul that their ultimate desti
nation was tho German warship Karls
ruhn and not tho South American ports
ns stated In their clearanco papers. Both
vessels fly tho Norwegian flag. After tho
confession of tho captains tho cargoes
wero discharged back on the piers. Tho
coal was lightered In tho river and tho
steamships left port.
A sweeping Investigation, which also
Includes tho steamships Berwlnd and Lo
renzo, out of New York, Is being mado
boforo the Federal Grand Jury in New
York, under tho direction of H. Snowden
Marshall, United States District Attor
ney. Sir Courtenay Walter Bennett, Brit
ish Consul General, appears as tho com
plainant. Captain Grlndley, master of tho Fram,
and Ralph J. M. Bullowa, a New York
attorney, wero examined yestcrda. Mr.
J3ulIowa produced an alleged agreement
between tho Hamburg-American Line and
owners of the two Norwegian steamships
showing the Illegality of their voyages.
It developed that tho masters of tho ves
sels Wore called upon only to operate tho
vessels. A supercargo said to be a
German naval officer, attended to the
loading of the cargo and directed its de
England's Attitude Causes Pessimis
tic Feeling in Washington.
While Administration oftlclals today still
cloaked their European diplomatic nego
tiations with extreme secrecy, some ad
mitted that published English advices
did not lend optimism to the situation.
Secretary of State Bryan and other
authorities maintained today that they
were not advised fully of the English and
German sentiment toward America's lat
est proposals In the death zone and
hunger war problems. Newspaper reports
Indicated to them, however, that while
Germany Is amenable to most of the
American suggestions. Great Britain and
Its allies are determined to wage unre
lenting war on Germany,
The Administration Is now convinced
that mines constitute an even greatHr
danger to American commerce than Ger
many's submarines.
England, It was admitted, has little If
anything to gain by granting conceislons.
Prospective forcing of the Dardanelles
and release of vast food stores. It was
believed, would leavo the British In a
position to press Us hunger war still
moro vigorously by declaring food con
traband. Ambassadors Page and Gerard wero
said to have reported Informally upon
America's recent Inquiries as to prelim
inary negotiations In Berlin and London,
Ossowitz Bombardment Ineffective,
Petrograd Iteports.
German forces have succeeded In train
ing their heavy artillery on the fortress
of Osiowiu, tt is officially admitted.
.While this U a pivotal point In the Rus
sian line of defence. War Offlc attaches
profess to have no anxiety over the sit
uation there.
To the northeast of Ossowiu, alon. tie
Niemen River, desperate fighting ls pro
ceeding In the swamp district where the
Germans suffered such severe losses In
their first Invasion of Russian territory
At some points by the sacrifice of great
number of mep the Germans have suc
eed4d In gaining temporary advantages,
only to be driven from their posltloos by
concentrated. Itusslan attacks. They
threw pontoon bridges across the Niemen,
north of Grodno, mnd two divisions
i.ro4Md upon these to tas east bank.
French Destroyer Rushed
From Dieppe to Assist
British Ship Damaged
by Submarine's Attack in
English Channel.
LONDON, Feb, 27. German strategy
has devised a new use for aircraft.
To nld the submarines In tholr attacks
upon British mcrchantmont and wnr
craft the Germans havo ordered taubes
and hydroaeroplanes to patrol English
coast water and hunt out enemy vessels.
This fact was learned today, when two
German aviators wero found clinging to
tho wreckage of a hydroaeroplane off
Lowestoft, a Suffolk Count) icnport, 110
miles northeast of London. When they
regained consciousness they declared thoy
hnd bcon Bent from tho Belgian coast,
with Instruction to watch for British
ships In tho North Sea and signal their
presence to a Bquadron of submarines.
Other aviators. It Is known, nro per
forming a similar service In tho English
Channel. Their work has bocn so ef
fective that submarines have been kept
In close touch with tho movements of
vessels In Channel waters,
HAVRE, Franco, Feb. 27.
A British merchant ship was torpedoed
In the English Channel early today by a
German submarlno oft Snlnt Valory-Sur-Sommo,
according to reports received
here at noon. Those stated thnt the
steamship had been nbto to keep afloat
and had called for asslstnnco from
Dloppo. A French destroyer was sent
to her help.
Cries of "Hurrah for Trent and
Trieste" Follow Declaration
of Premier Salandra.
ROStE, Feb. 27.
Ao remarkable patriotic demonstration
Indicating that Italy Is rapidly drifting
toward war with Austria took placo Inst
night at tho end of tho session of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies. It began
when Slgnor Turati, a socialist, mado a
speech of protest against the decree pro
hibiting anti-war nnd pro-war demonstra
tions. Tho Deputy declared that he felt
suro that tho people wero opposed to war
and would refuse to support hostilities,
but before he could say more his volco
was drowned In the chorus of cries which
greeted his remarks.
Premier Salandra then took tho floor
and defended the decree, saying:
"Whilo I do not know whether or not
Italy will Intervene, yet I am suro that,
when tho hour comes, every citizen with
out party distinction will answer tho call
of his King and country."
At these words every deputy arose and
started to cheer for tho King. Tho
women In the galleries Joined the dem
onstration by waving tholr handker
chiefs The whole concourse then Joined
In singing tho national anthem. Cheer
ing again broke out which lasted four
minutes. There wero cries of "Hurrah
for Trent and Trieste!"
The Socialists tried to effect a counter
demonstration against war, but they
wore howled down.
Thero ls not tho slightest prospect
thnt Italy will enter tho war, at least for
tho present, according to General Cador
na, chief of the General Staff, who said
that tho extensive military operations
which his country Is now conducting wero
easily explained by the principle, "If you
wish for peaco prepare for war." Italy
wlBhes to be In a position to make her
Influcnco felt at the critical moment. If
Miss Alice O'Brien Christens Latest
Addition to Merchant Marine.
Delaware River shipyards added to
their honors today when tho New York
Shipbuilding Company launched tho
lumber-carrying steamship William
O'Brien. The vessel Is tho biggest and
best of Its kind afloat. A large delega
tion was on hand to witness the vessel's
initial plunge Into tho water.
The cheers of thousands of workmen
and the shrieks of tho elrens of neighbor
ing manufacturing plants and river craft
greeted tho latest addition to the Amer
ican merchant marine as she gracefully
slipped down tho ways. Tho din was
so great that It almost drowned out the
christening words pronounced by Miss
Alice O'Brien, daughter of one of tho
principal owners of the vessel. She
shattered the ribbon-bedecked bottle of
wipe against the O'Brien's prow In splen
did stylo. Following tho launching lunch
eon was served.
Among thoso present wero Mr. and Mrs.
S J. Carpenter, of Jacksonville. Fla.i Sir.
and Mrs. C, O. Shepherd, of New York
city: Mr. and Jlrs. William O'Brien, of
St. Paul. Minn. I John O'Brien, of St. Paul,
Minn.; R. L. Gilchrist, of Laurel, Miss.;
A. J. Lamman, of St. Paul. Minn.; T. M.
...n... f ct T'nnl Minn Edward F.
Hough, of San Francisco; Edward D.
Egbert, of ban rancisco; jir. ana in.
Samuel M. Knox, H. A. McGown and
James Swan.
The new ship is 376 feet 9 Inches In
length, 61 feet beam. 27 feet In depth and
has a tonnage of 6535. It has a speed of
., i.Aa n. tinny nrwl will narrv between
.AMiwt .....I inYienn hnnrrl fet nf lumber.
It w'lll saiyjetw'een New York and Jack-
-tinman, anntt n Nitnprlntendent for the
Albro-Clem Elevator Construction Com
pany, and two assistants were uamy nun
today when a heavy elevator on which
.!.., ... mnkliKr renalrs drODned two
floors to the basement nt the Roman
Building, whlcn is usea uy tno oron
Auto Company, 203-05 .North Broad
.... . t. tvhn lives at Willow
Grove' and met with his flrst accident
In 40 years, was oaoiy uruiocu, mm
Richard Larch, of 3008 North Percy
street, and Carroll Fleming, colored, of
2122 Godfrey street, wera cut and lac-
The men were taken to the Hahnemann
tt i.i in an nntn flra engine from the
Are house at Juniper and Race streets.
The elevator wnicu " ..-.-Is
used for lifting touring cars, and the
men had a remarkable escape from death.
James Gordon Bennett Robbed
PARIS1. Teb. St. James Gordon Bennett,
owner of the New York Herald, has been
tho victim of a robbery. Jewels of the
value of about JS0O0 were stolen from his
villa at Braulleu on Tuesday night while
Mr. Bennett was asleep there. The police
suspect some of the servants.
rrpUes JUttWd-;RU Oollt4
luiumci a4 MerU PtC44
ip.tj en pplkitlou
202 South 18th Street
Gale Blows Airship Out to Sea.
Was Making Trial Flight Off
ROME, Feb, 27.-A Zeppelin airship was
caught In a galo nt Tola, tho Austrian
naval baso In tho Adriatic, Thursday and
blown out to sen, according to dispatches
received hero today. Tho airship was
lost nnd all of her crew of 23 men were
drowned. The aircraft was making a trial
flight preparatory to salting for an attack
upon the Stontenegrln port of Antlvarl
when tho disaster occurred.
TARIS, Feb. 27. Three German military
aeroplnnca of the Taubo type were shot
down by French gunners on Friday, one
In tho north of France nnd two on the
eastern frontier near Belfort. The three
pilots and three observers were taken
Soissona Also Under Fire of Big
Mortars, Admits Paris.
PARIS, Feb. 27.
Tho Germans are again bombarding
Arras and Solssons ns tho result of tno
French troop concentrations in thoso
cities, according to dispatches received In
Paris today. Tho big German mortaro
havo done tcrrino havoc at Arras and a
great part of tho city Is In ruins. Despite
rainy, foggy weather In West Flanders,
artillery duelling Is Htlll In progress,
though a considerable amount of French
artillery has been placed at'tho disposal
of tho Belgians, who aro shelling the
German lines near Ostend.
Infantry lighting In tho forest north of
Verdun has cost tho Germans heavily. In
tho Bols Forges peasants have been work
ing for two days burying tho dead and
still many bodies remain upon tho ground.
Further to tho south, In tho Meuse valley
near St. Sllhlel, tho French havo -repulBcd
with heavy losses tho attempts of the
Germans to retake some of tho ground
they lost.
Prominent members of tho Phllndcl
..nin Bar attended the funeral services
this morning of James W. King, a widely
known lawyer nnd nttorncy, whoso body
was found sevcrnl days ago In the
Potomac River. Solemn High Requiem
Mass wob celebrated at St. John's Cath
ollo Church, 13th street above Chestnut.
Tho honorary pallbearers Included
Georgo C. Boldt, John B. Townsend, Rob
ert Brnnnnn, John M, Campbell, D. Web
ster Dougherty, John M. Patterson,
Cornollus Hnggarty, Jr., Robert von
Mosohzlsker, John C. Bell, J. Hamp
ton Moore, Charles B. Joy, Norrls S.
Barratt, James B. Sheehan, Harvey M.
Watts, Ernest L. Tustln. William Findlay
Brown and Edwnrd Dooner.
Funeral of Mrs. II. M. Frazicr
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Morgan
Frozler, wife of W. W. Frazler, who died
Wednesday at her homo, 250 South 18th
street, wns held at noon today at tho Fra
zler home. Tho Rev. Dr. Floyd W. Tom
kins officiated, assisted by the Rev. G. G.
Bartlott. Only friends of the Frnzlcr fam
lly were present. Tho Interment was in
tho churchyard of St. James the Less, at
Falls of tho Schuylkill.
Founder of Brewing Firm Had Been
111 Since Last Summer.
Peter B, Llebert, founder of the brew
ing Arm of Llebert & Obert, died this
morning nt his home, Mnnajunk avenue
and Green lane, Roxborough. Death
wns duo to a paralytic stroke, which ren
dered him helpless since last summer,
whon ho was stricken at Ocean City. His
death Is tho third In the family In three
months, Mrs. Louis Foster, his eldest
daughter, having died In December, nnd
his brother In January.
Sir. Llebert founded tho brewery at
Carson nnd Conarroo streetB In 1S72. In
1873 he organized a coal business, and a
short time later the Wlssahlckon Klectrlc
Light Compnny, now leased by the Phila
delphia Electric Company. The Mana
yunk, Roxborough nnd Wlssahlckon
Electric Railway was one or his under
takings. Ho was director of the Manayunk Trust
Company, Manayunk Theatre Company,
St. Timothy's Hospital, Manayunk Na
tional Bank and other Institutions. The
funeral will be held on Wednesday morn
ing. The Rev. Henry Gasklrt, pastor of
St. Mary's Catholic Church, will officiate
nt Solemn Requiem Mass, and Interment
will be at AVestmlnster Cemetery.
Miss Emily Hinds
Miss Emily Hinds, 82 years old, whose
father was tho late Rev. William Pres
cott Hinds, died yesterday at her home,
2000 Spruce street. She had been In 111
health for many years, having long re
tired from active social and charitable
work. Miss Hinds Is survived by on'
sister, Mrs. Charles Corbln, of London,
Eng., and several nephews and nieces,
with whom she made her home. The
funeral services will be held Monday
morning at 11:30 o'clock. In the Church
of St. James the Less, Falls of Schuyl
kill, with Interment In the churchyard.
Jamea Newton
James Newton, 67 years old, a manu
facturer of tapestry In Frankford, died
last night at hla home, 1703 Wakeling
avenue, after a brief illness of pneu
monia. He resided In the northeastern
section of the city for the last 30 years,
and was a member of several fraternal
organizations. The funeral will be held
from hla late residence Tuesday morning
at 10 o'clock, with Interment in Fernwood
Henry Pincus
Henry Pincus, who died at Houston,
Texas, Thursday, was for many years
manager of the old Winter Circus, a
theatre located at Broad and Cherry
streets, the present site of the Lyrlo
Theatre. Of late years Mr. Pincus was
engaged In the advertising business. The
body will be brought to this city, where
the funeral will be held from the home
of his brother, Walter Pincus, 1334 North
16th street.
Death Notices on Page 14
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20,000 Carrnnzi8tft8 Attack City De
fended by 14,000 Villistas.
LAREDO, Tex., Feb. 27. Twenty thou
sand Carranzlsta troops, under command
of General Pablo Gonzales, opened a
general attack on the city of Monterey
at dawn today, according to advices re
ceived at Neuvo Laredo. One of the
greatest battles of the revolution Is said
to be raging.
The Villa forces In Monterey number
14,000 men. They are well equipped
with artillery, which has been mounted
on buildings In tho outskirts of the city.
Before opening his attack, General
Gonzales demanded tho surrender of
General Angeles, Vllllsta, but the de
mand was rejected.
Garrison nt Naco Arrested
NACO, Ariz., Feb. 27. The entlro
Mexican garrison nt Nnco, Sonora, hns
been arrested and sent to tho Mnytorenn
camp at San Jose for engaging In drink
ing boutf), Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo
Fragoca was executed today.
Declares Invaders Are Honestly
Aiding in Distribution of U. S.
LONDON, Feb. 27.
German soldiers nrc honestly assisting
In the distribution of American food to
Belgian sufferers. This assertion was
mado today by James M. Bennett, of
Roanoke, Vn., who has Just returned
from a motor trip through Belgium, on
which ho was accompanied by Colonel
Ltstoc, the American Consul General at
Mr. Bennett dented charges made by
English newspapers that part of tho food
contributed by Americans for the Bel
gians had been stolen by German
troops. On his tour he visited Mnltncs,
Brussels, Dlnant, Namur, Llego and
"Tho work of tho American Commis
sion Is wonderful," said Mr. Bennett.
"I didn't dream anything Uko It would
bo dono In so short a time.
"Wherever I went I saw a long lino
waiting for bread. Somo of thoso In It
wero well dressed. Yet In their faces
was a look of utter hopelessness. They
did not know how long tho commission
could continue to keep up the supplies,
I saw Cardinal Mercler In Mallncs, nnd
he put Into wordH whnt I saw In the
faces of tho people. At Louvaln, Monslg
nor De Brccker, head of tho American
College, said: 'Unless wo get more wo
shall surely die."
"We flew a little American flag on
our motor and hundreds of women came
up and kissed It. Little children Angered
it lovingly. I saw box after box, con
taining thousands of letters, waiting to
go to American children, all of them
quaintly pathetic expressions of thanks
from Belgian girls and boys for tho
Christmas presents sent In the Jason."
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Antrim to Be
Honored by Friends Tonight.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarcnco D. Antrim, of
1947 N. 13th street, who nio celebrating
their 25th wedding nnnlversnry today will
be given a reception tonight by a largo
number of their friends.
Mr. Antrim has been identified with In
dependent political movements for 30
years, and since 1003 has been tho Wash
ington Party City Committeeman from
tho 52d Ward. In 1D14. he received tho
Washington Party nomination for Re
ceiver of Taxes but withdrew In favor
of Daniel Wade, tho Democratic nominee
In order that fusion might be effected.
He was a member of Select Council from
1007 until 1010 and led the fight nlone
for the slx-for-a-quarter strip tickets,
which were sold at one tlmG oy the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company.
He Is also widely known In tho Metho
dist Episcopal Church In this city. He
Is president of tho Men's Bible ClasF at
the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal
Church and of the Philadelphlt Conference
Missionary Society.
Before her marriage to Mr. Antrim, In
their home on 13th street 25 years ago,
Mrs. Antrim was Miss Ray Ring, daugh
ter of David Ring, a widely known manu
facturer of this city. Mr. and Mrs, An
trim have one son, Howard Taylor An
trim, a student at tho Medlco-Chirurglcal
Kaiser Removes Admiral von In
genohl From Supreme Command.
BERLIN. Feb. 27.
Prince Henry of Prussia, the Kaiser's
brother, Is expected to be appointed com
mander of the German high seas fleet
In place of Admiral von Ingenohl, who
has been removed from that post.
Admiral von Ingenohl Is said to have
disagreed with the "wearing-down" plan
advocated by the German Minister of
Marine, Admiral von Tlrpltz, and to have
urged at the beginning of the war that
the German warships be sent out on the
high seas to raid British commerce,
Leg Broken in Chase for Ball
A chase for a baseball thrown across
the street led 8-year-old Nello Ctaaletl,
of 744 South Uth street, blindly Into the
rear wheel of an automobile truck ot
the American Express Company this af
ternoon. Ho fell and the wheel passed
over his right leg, breaking It at the
ankle. R. J. O'Nell, of 1539 Ringgold
street, the driver, picked up the boy and
took him In the automobile to the Howard
KKENAN, On February 20, 1015. CARRIE
c widow of Thomas K. Ktenan, and mother
oTMr" K. J. Campbell. Mr.. J. Park. Jtor
J MoCann and Thomas J. Ketnan, and sitter
of Bitter Oertnide. ot Immaculate conception
Convent, JenUintown. and of Mother Catha
rine. of'Holy Croes Convent, Mt, Airy, Fa.,
" si. T, V, Murphy and Itev. J. V,
o"BtlVn, C?M..'St.' Joph College. Princeton
N. J. neverend Clergy, relative, and
ffienda. and all aocletiet of which aha waa a
"raber, aro Invited to attend funeral on
SleJday morning at 8 30 o'clock, from her
litS residence. 43SO Oermantown avenue,
itolamn T Requiem Mass at St. Stephen's
chu"h atlO o'clock. Interment at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery
The Pension Fund
In placo of the regular concerts of the
Philadelphia Orchestra there will bo
given this week two concerts, tho pro
ceeds of which will go to the Tension
Fund of th Orchestra. The Initial con
tribution to tho fund Was made by Mme.
Olga Samaroff, An tho name Indicates,
the purpose of tho fund Is to provldo for
tho members of tho Orchestra aftor they
have devoted their efforts and their tal
ents to tho Orchestra's advancement.
Other cities supporting orchestras have
such endowments, nnd most of them, It
seems, nro supported by precisely such
special concerts ns thoso to bo conduct
ed by Mr. Stokowskl this week.
Tho concerts nro In themselves of vast
Interest. On Thursday night Mendels
sohn's symphonic cantata, "Lobgcsang,"
will bo given, with Florence Illnkle,
Kmma Roberts nnd John F. Braun ns
Vfltllnl... nAtnl.t. n Mil n nlmrilfl Of 800
voices. Tho orchestra will bo augmented
to 100. Friday afternoon will bring a
special Wagner concert, with excerpts
from "Tnnnhauser," "Lohengrin" nnd
"Tristan und Isolde." Mmc. Johanna
Gadskl will sing tho nrlas.
The Opera
Although no announcement of concerts,
npart from thoso of tho Orchestra, havo
como to this office, tho coming week has
Its own full calendar, chiefly by reason
of the eight performances of grand opera
which will bo given at tho Garrlck The
atro by the Son Carlo Grand Opera
Company. This company, now the only
competitor of the Metropolitan (artisti
cally, too, It Is said), has recruited Its
singers from the wide musical world.
Tho outbreak of war has put at Its dis
posal tho services of many singers who
might otherwise bo heard In Moscow or
Vienna or Berlin. Most of tho critical
notices which this company has had aro
favorable. In some tho comparisons aro
with tho highest Each performance will,
of course, be reviewed, and some data
for Judgment will thus be available aftor
Tuesday for tho guidance of opcragocrs.
Meantime, what Is important is that no
ono should fancy that because this opcrn
Is playing In a theatre, at thcatro prices.
It ls necessarily inferior to the grand
opera scale offering. The price nnd tho
trappings of grand opera, as It is com
monly cultivated, are lt3 vices, not Its
virtues. . , ,
This ls tho San Carlo repertoire.
Monday i'Vuclft"
Tuesday , "Faust"
Wednesday matinee . ...... "ir.ViilPaB'llaccl"
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Saturday matinee "ii'Trovatoro"
Saturday cenlnR Il Troatore
The Orchestra
There wns one moro novelty at the con
cert of tho Philadelphia Orchestra yes
terday than appeared on tho program.
Scheduled wero the first playing" of tho
symphony by Mrs. II. II. A. Beach and
tho first playing of Paganlnl s concerto
In D major. Unscheduled and unexpected
was the insurpassablo Interpretation of
tho "Tod und Verklaerung," which Mr.
Stokowskl and his men gave at tho end
ot the program.
The Symphony
It is customary In consideration of
modern symphonic works to say that the
simplicity nnd beauty of them should not
.blind us to their larger values. Mrs.
'Beach's symphony Is blessedly freo of
those larger values, which usually consist
of tonal extravagances and riotous or-i
chcstratlon, designed to concenl limited
imaginations. Tho Dcauty und simplicity
of tills symphony are its own alues, and
for tho large part they are rich enough.
For deftness of orchestration Mrs. Beach
has a sure Instinct; tho second movement,
with its treatment of oboe and horns, ls
especially notable, and the recurrence of
phrases and melodies throughout the work
In definable yet Infinitely varied forms Is
a pure delight. It Is In the second move
ment that the lino of beauty is fullest In
sweep nnd most alluring In Its sinuous
way. But the whole symphony has its
composite splendor, its freely expanding
emotion nnd the bright, clean air of
health. Tho ballad ot the third movement
Is tho only weakness, although a charm
ing one, and tho second theme ot the
finale Is tho only profundity of the work.
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Mr. Stokowskl, this 1 th one In which
tho highest eatlsfactlon has been found.
The Soloist
Thaddeus Rich, concerlmasler of the
orchestra, wns the assisting artist of tho
eonccrt. He choso the Infinitely difficult
concerto In D major of Paganlnl, and It
wns remarkable, In the end, that he ex
tracted so much beauty from lt InvolveS
mid showy technicalities. It needed no
such experiment to persuade his hearers
that tho concertmasler of the orchestra
was equal to nil difficulties; but It was
good to bo so abundantly assured. Irt the
highest treblo of his Instrument Mr, Rich
found a firm nnd pervasive tone: In Its
O string he was glftod with amplo volume
and rich coloring. And he was happy In
having an orchestra which faltered hot
nor delayed.
The "Transfiguration"
It Is not yet generally conceded that In
tho works of Richard Strauss wo meet
tho profoundest and tho richest expres
sion of the modern spirit; nor will the
present bo made an occasion for uphold
ing that view. It Is a significant fact
that this man alono has been ablo to en
dow with muslo tho "Also Sprach Za
rothustra" of NlcUschc, himself the most
portentlous phenomenon of the age w'dch
has Just passed. In Strauss the deepest
omotlon, tho highest thinking nnd the
most fertile orchestral Imagination has
been combined. Tho demands lie makes
upon orchestra and conductor are with,
out exception tho highest. Yesterday they
wero met
Nothing this year could havo Justified
tho expectation of such perfection from
tho orchestra. It has played well, It has
played badly and It has played Indiffer
ently. In tho "Tasso" It achieved a re
makablo degree of tonal perfection. In
other works the skill of tho conductor
has brought forth new benutles. But
here, for tho first lime, and significantly
In a work of the highest order, tho or
chestra and tho conductor surpassed the
achievement of any other orchestra which
It haB been tho writer's pleasure to hear.
Perhaps only those who have attempted
to conduct nn orchestra are competent
to decide how much of this ls due to
Mr. Stokowskl. Tho critic feels at liberty
to hold tho conductor responsible for
each slightest fault In tone, for the least
falling oft In spirit, for tho vaguest dis
satisfaction which ho may feel. Con
versely, then, to Mr. Stokowskl goes the
honor for this really extraordinary work,
Tho searching out of nuance, the work
ing up of climax, the accent and empha
sis ot each particular moment, were mat
ters of perfection. And the splendor of
tho finale, with Its sacramental nnd glor
ious hymn of triumphant faith, was so
great that It seemed to transflguro the
world Itself. "Co war koloss'al!"
Berlin Reports Army of Crown Prince
in Battle Near Verdun.
BERLIN, Feb. 27.
The French continued to attack the
German trenches near Perthes In the
Champagne region, but have been re-
pulsed, tho Wnr Ofllco reports. Tho at
tacks havo continued for soven days,
but have been without result.
Xorth of Verdun tho nrmy under tho
Crown Prince ls assaulting the French
positions which form part of the outer
rlnK of defenses, continues the report,
which falls to state the success or fail
ure of tho movement.
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