Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, March 08, 1915, Night Extra, Image 1

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'to Destroy British
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Commerce on the Seas.
' Twelve New Submarines Arrive
at ZCCDrUggu turn aw ui.ux-
sea Craft Building at Kiel
for Use in Baltic, Admiralty
Official Announces. '
BERLIN, 'March 8.
. .ifnl submarine opcrntlonB In-
) .uwrated by Germany against Lnglam
i?h "bread war" wcro only the opening
,, in "","" n,,,nn of destruction
" IwlMt the shipping of Great Urltnln,
& France and Russia.
6 Thin assertion was made today by a
5. high ofliclal of the German Admiralty.
who explained the cessation of the sub
marine attacks to tup inci mat uunimiiy
ias awaiting Englond's decision on tho
?rlpni submitted by the United States
incl a-centcd by Germany, on condition
'that Great Britain also do so.
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' ' Trill wipe ul" "" - , .,.
S llan shipping." be declared. "The oporn
r? n nil"' J. Enirllnh shlDS
:!? will be conducted from Wllhelmshnvcii
-'nu Zecbrliggc, mo naviu ijhmo which
- have constructed on the nclglan coast.
ft marines have arrived nt Zoobruggo and
-. hv nre awaiting the signal to begin
Pl operations. ....
er the submarine campaign are not yet
arallnhle we know that both England
and Franco havo concealed their losses.
According to reliable reports, our sub
marines havo sunk nt least 15 merchant
ihlps belonging to theso countries.
"Our operations against Russlnn ship
ping will be carried on In the Baltic as
loon a navigation Is fully reopened thero
In the spring. Fifteen small submarines
s built ut Kiel. Theso will bo ready April 1.
They will be unablo to carry as many
torpedoes as the boats used In the North
Ifita. hut their speed wilt enable them to
-. replenish their supplies by n. quick re
- turn to their base.
' "Only eight men aro necessary to op
irate the submarines of this Baltla fleet."
j Scurrilous Letter Sent to Wilkes-
. Banc's School Chief.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 8.
j frank P. Hopper, superintendent of
i schools In I.uzerno County, has received
Li a "poison pen" letter In which serious
Jarcugatlon ara mailo against several of
S ,.m. nurilln nnllnrtl InnnhaM I. H'tll....-
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v' Bfrre township. Tho letter Is not signed,
lot mentioned In Ir aro tho names of
acme teachers who. aro alleged to bo In-
, competent, nnd lir" some cases the cause
ef the alleged Incompetency Is said to bo
i drunkenness.
vK ouperinienuent iiopper rciuscs to cn-
, vuige ino contents or me letter. I'ost-
offlce authorities will bo called In on the
Wbifer, tslln varied weather, viovca along.
i cc-tci us not, nor sweats us overmucn;
t; TVe tolerate it, since it does no wrong
. Nor noori In lA rr 1tnh
t1, 4. Christmas snowfall, tor the looks of
,. a January maw, for it's the style;
ifr-i Adit 0 spring, soma of all sorts of
l Ihlnns,
W Host every little while.
:hj And then o horrid, unexpected cold
irti.c, u uniuru aomeimny over
A chill that never came in days of old
To choke the robin's song I
y. That's why tfie always hate and always
K Ml If .
This wintry month, whose ways are
f'"s on unexpected storm at just
The tame time every yearl
1 We're getting to be some weather squib
. stealer.
This one we clipped from the Cleveland
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Si , . ' 'muueijwi una victjuiy
rmr weawer tonight and tomorrow,
Voider tonight.
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Prices Sonr to $1.47 for July and
?1.18 for May.
CHICAGO, March 8,-Tho wheat pit
went on nnothcr rampago today, with
prices soaring.
Following tho persistent news from
Huropo that Greece, Italy nnd po.slbly
nil tho Balkans might be lined up on the
sldo of the Allies by sumcr, wheat opened
today nt M.44M for Jtay and $1.17 for July
futures. Shortly after noon prices jumped
to ?1.47s nnd J1.1S15 for May and July,
respectively. '
Theso prices represented ndvancra of
6 nnd 3. respectively, over Saturday's
close. ,.
Flnmcs Sweep Record Plating Mill,
Destroying JInstcr Records.
WEST OHANQK, N. J., March 8.-For
the second tlmo In thrco months tho
plant of Thomns A. Edison, Inc., was at
tacked by fire today. Tho flames swept
tho record plating mill, where tho master
plates for records are made.
The damago to the building was slight,
but the loss In mnster records could
not bo ascertained. Edison's fl.ro lighters,
aided by tho town apparatus, checked
tho fl.ro. Tho flro last December caused
a loss of $2,000,000.
Early Entry on Allies'
Side Certain, Athens Be
lieves, as Populace Hisses
New "Neutrality" Pre
mier on Way td Palace.
ATHENS, March S.
Popular demonstrations favoring war
with Turkey took place In Athens to
day. Early participation of Greece on
the side of tho Allies was regarded as n
certainty here.
Elcuthcrlos Vcnlzelos, who reslgnod ns
Premier because King Conatnntlnc would
not nccept the Cabinet'! decision to open
hostilities, was wildly cheered when ha
appeared nt his ofllce to conclude some
unfinished business, while QI. Zalmls, who
has been asked to form a new ministry,
was Jeered and hissed ns he went to tho
royal palace for n conferenco with King
A great crowd surrounding the Parlia
ment b'jlldlng shouted "Down with Tur
key" nnd "We want war" as tho mem
bers of tho Chamber of Deputies nrrived
for today's session. Because of tho resig
nation of tho Venlzclos cabinet tho ses
sion was brief.
M. Zalmls, a former premier nnd now
head of tho national bank, Is reported to
hnvo naked tho Ministers of Finance nnd
War In the Venlrclos cabinet to retain
their posts, but tho proffer of these port
folios was rejected.
A guard' was placed about the Turkish
legation today. Sallh Bey, the Ottoman
Minister, abandoned his dally ride, and
kept closely to tho legation.
News that tho Allied fleet is making a
determined nttompt against omyrna in
spired new declarations for wnr from
the Athens newspapers todny. They as
serted that by joining hands with tho
Allies at this time and Invading Turkey,
Greece may achieve its ambitions and
gnln possession of Smyrna at the close
of the war.
Blockade on Chestnut Street
The vicinity of 12th and Chestnut streets
looked like n dumping ground for 20
minutes today when n dump cart belong
ing to People Brothers, contractors, lost
Its load of bricks, plaster and straw at
tho Intersection of the car tracks, tying
up all trafllc on both streets.
The driver started shoveling, and for
10 minutes he shoveled nlone on the top
of his little mountain. The trafllc "cop"
obligingly explained that he would have
helped If there was another shovel. Some
thoughtful person sent In a call fur the
P. It. T. repair wagon, and with Its
help the driver had the tracks clear In
20 minutes.
V. M. Brobst, Medico-Chi Man,
Says Miss Flory Accepted
Others' Attentions.
t.fl lr.lanllna "f Tlmhftt. II foUTth-
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year student at Medlco-Chl, came down
. i ..... .Ilia TTinrnln&r. Airs. John
Davis, the landlady, told him hla formor
C .1 ., 1,0.1 ennri lilm fnr 120.000 for
a,'""" """ --""I" rm'. ' "i.l A.
alleged Dreacn 01 pruimoo. ... Ki.. .
nurvllle. near LUItr, Lancaster County.
tiroust 13 yettra "ui l,u ."o -
Vine street. On February 15 his father.
Dr. Jamea C. Urobst, of Lltltz, died of
pneumonia, leaving an estate valued at
l&Q.OOO. Urobst confessed to being sur
prised when he learned the girl had sued
him. The engagement was broken on
February It because lie heard she was
friendly with other LItlti youths, he said
today. ,
Urobst and Miss nory mm ui a ymiiiu
near Brunnerville In August. They were
engaged by October, though it was never
formally announced. ,....
"I didn't publish it," said Brobst today,
"but Miss Flory went around telling peo
ple she had 'hooked' a rich boy. I didn't
mina inai uum ,..- - .--
homo at Christmas that other men had
ben calling on ner. m .. .u "ii
1.11. T va o nt AnllBD'A Y,a
paw any one wu - ..-.v ..
Bo the day before Lincoln's Birthday I
wroie lier . -- . -
nd asked for the ring-
"She wouldn't give It back, and I heard
from bw oace or twice oince then. iy
all news to rae that she has begun a
breach of promUe suit I dldn t expect
to marry until I had finished college and
two yar of tMptua work I'm goluif to
flgbt ibe suit, bo but of that,
This picture, taken in front of tho Now Traynioro Hotel, is in strong contrast to the scene nt the same
spot three weeks ago when the walk was crowded with early spring visitors. The thoroughfare is deso
late and deserted, except for tho snow sweepers.
To Consider Next Step in Fight
Against Obstructionists.
Banker for Compromise.
Representatives of tho forces which
have battled In behalf of real rapid
transit will meet this afternoon In tho
Mnyor's ofllce and dccldo
upon- tho next step to be
token ngnlnst the obstruc
tionlwts nnd in behalf of tho
people, who want progress.
Every reform member of
Common and Select Councils,
together with all members nf tho Mnyor's
cabinet, hnvo been requested to meet the
Mayor In his prlvntc oin.ee at I o'clock.
It is bollevcil final decision will ln
reached then concerning the disposition
of tho "Joker" ordinance, which was
jammed through Councils last Thursday.
Should tho Mayor veto the ordinance. It
can bo passed over his veto by a thrce
llfths majority In each chamber.
Tho nppolntment of a transit arbitra
tion board, representing nil Interests con
cerned in tho present transit question,
vested with power to Intervene In tho
controversy and to work out a plan of
nctlon agrecnhlo to all factions, was
urged today by Frederick T. Chandler,
vlco president of tho Philadelphia Stock
Exchnngo nnd a member of tho banking
firm of Chandler Brothers & Co.
This firm, a large buyer of liapld Tran
sit stock. Issued on Saturday a stato
mentdeallnft wltluijic. present situation.
MrTTEnfindlor today discussed the state
ment and gave additional suggestions,
which, ho bellovcs. If properly accepted,
would end tho present transit fight nnd
make better rapid transit for Philadelphia
n reality.
Tho Transit Arbitration Board, Mr.
Chandler said, should Include representa
tives of tho city government, of tho liapld
Transit and tho Union Traction Com
panies, prominent lawyers nnd business
men. nnd nny others whoso Interests
would bo vitally affected by tho construc
tion of n comprehcnslvp system of high
speed lines for Philadelphia.
Tho Mayor, as the head of the city
government nnd ns n director of the hoard
of the Rapid Transit Company, Mr.
Chandler snld, was tho proper official to
take the Inltlatlvo in securing the co-opcr-atlon
of nil Interests for the organization
of tho Arbitration Board.
"Tho time Is ripe nnd overripe," ho said,
"for better transit facilities In Philadel
Seminarians Give Evangelist
Rousing Reception at College
PRINCETON. N. J.. JIarch 8. "Wily"
Sunday took Princeton as If by storm
todny. Ho came here this morning nnd
was given a rousing ovation by the stu
dents of tho Princeton Theological Sem
inary and hundreds of other enthusiasts
of the college town. At 10:30 o'clock he
addressed an audience of 1000 theological
Btudents nt tho First Presbyterian
At 1:30 o'clock he addressed another
meeting In the church, which was filled
to Its capacity, so much so that hun
dreds of students and others eager to
hear tho virile, dynamic preacher of "the
old-time religion" were greatly disap
pointed and had to be turned away.
"Doctor Jekyll nnd Mr. Hyde" was the
subject of his afternoon sermon.
While hundreds clamored In vain to get
admittance t the church this morning,
the fiery preacher poured hot shot into
the camp of tho theologs. The morning
services were for the students of Ihe
seminary. They are all united for the
baseball evangelist and gave him a noisy
reception. He came back at them with
Just as much noise, and told them he
was glad to learn that there were soma
prospective clergymen in the world "who
had not forgotten that they were human
"The best way for a young minister to
assure his failure," "Billy" said, "is for
him to go around with a face as long as
though he were going to greet his mother-in-law.
There is nothing sad about the
Gospel. Men should be so ha,ppy and
proud that they are serving God and
Jeaus Christ that they would want to
laugh and sing all the time. If a lot of
praachers and church members would get
busy for the salvation of thoae about
them. Instead of finding fault with peo
ple, they'd have a lot more sunshine In
their faces."
Sunday again scored "the high brows"
and higher critics who are trying to pick
flaws In the Bible. He paid special trib
ute to those teachers who are teaching
men to fear God and serve Jwua Christ,
but he was free with is criticism of those
who are Insistent that men must be
finely cultured and must u parlor lan
guage to lead men from the wrong to the
''What the church of Jasus Christ
needs today." he shouted at the top of
ht voice, "Is real men who balleve In
Christ and His Bible, and want to make
Concluded en Pole Two
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Attorneys Declare Prisoner
Will Be Proved Sane "for All
June 2.i, 1906 Shot and killed
Stanford White.
February 4 to April 12, 1S07
First trial; disagreement.
January Zli to February 1, 1508
Second trial; acquitted of murder
on urounds of insanity.
February I, 1008 Committed to
August 17, 1913 Escaped from
August 19, 1913 Irrcalcd at
Goatlcook, Canada.
September 10, 1913 Deported to
Xciv Hampshlic.
December 21, 191 ( Supreme
Court ruled he must be delivered to
yew York State.
March 8, 19t.ri Trial on coniplr
acy charges begun in Neio York.
NHW YORK, March 8. With his
"Nemesis," William Travers Jerome, ab
sent, Hnrry K. Thaw today went on trial
before Justice Page, of tho Supremo Court
Criminal Branch, on tho chnrgo of con
spiracy to escape on August 17. 1313, from
Mntteawan Asylum. The end of tho trial
within a week was predicted by both
skh23.. ? , - . --, - .-i-..'
Thaw's gray-haired mother arrived half
an hoiir before court convened with
Thaw's brother Joslah. They tbok scats
In the front row reserved for the Thaw
family. Mrs. Thaw nppeared eager for
tho trial to begin. Thaw's sister, Mrs.
Gcorgo L. Carnegie, sat next to Mrs.
Thaw was brought In by two bailiffs.
He looked vigorous, his color was almost
ruddy and ho showed little cvldonco of
confinement. That he wns to tnko nn
nctlve part In his defenso was evident.
Ho sat with his counsel, exnmlncd papers
and consulted frequently regarding hand
ling of tho case.
The prosecution's nttack was outlined
pnrtly In questions nsked talesmen. These
Indicated that the Stata would ask tho
court to Instruct tho Jury that, notwith
standing Thnw's nlleged Insanity, he
might hnvo capacity to "conspire." Five
Jurors had been nelectcd at 2:30 o'clock.
Both sides seem to favor young married
Win or lose. Thaw will never return to
Matteawnn, his counsel confidently de
clared todny. They and tho prosecution
promised sensational testimony. Rumors
of thu disclosure of the name of a
"hllsher up," who was the go-between In
Thaw's escape, were perslBtent.
Thaw's sanity promised to bo tho Issue
upon which the big fight would come.
The State will object to having this Issue
dragged In. Thaw's battery of lawyers,
headed by John B. Stanchllcld, former
candidate for Governor, declared that the
defense would force the prosecution to
prove for all tlmo that Thaw was and Is
snne. or else he could not bo convicted of
On tho other hand, the State Insists
Concluded on Page Two
Bryan to Speak for Totnl Abstinence
Announcement that Secretary Bryan
would begin n national campaign for total
abstinence with his address In tho Sunday
tabernacle here on March 15 was made
today at tho meeting of the Presbyterian
Ministers' Association at Wltherspoon
Hall. J. Jarden Guenther, secretnry of
the Special Committee of the Federated
Council of Churches, read a lotter from
the council correcting statements that
Bryan was to be here in the Interest of
the Brumbaugh local option bill.
Txcentyelght of the lt men
charged tolth conspltacu to corrupt
the election at Terre Haute in go
vern 6er did not plead guilty. Their
trial before the United States District
Court has begun. The case against
these men Is one manifestation of
the revolt of the people of Terre
Haute applnst the political gang
tchlch for years levied lecherous
tribute on the city. The Inside story
of debauchery and intrigue, of
wholesale robbery and retail dealing
in jobs and contracts, has been fully
told only In the remarkable series of
articles, written at the front, which
is now running on the editorial page
of the
It is a story as startling as it is
Informing. It is a revelation of Xe
rolsm in municipal poliflc. The
scene Is not only Terre Haute, but
many another American city af
fliqted with the same disease whiah
has disfigured our own Philadelphia.
Gas steals, street contract steals,
housing scandals, transit scandals
these things are not peculiar to Phil
adelphia. They are outgrowths of
a condition like that which existed
in Terre flaute. They are thor
oughly explained by the
Story of Terre Haute
The next article in the series will
be published tomorrow- Order your
copy of the Evening Ledger early.
Reformed Ministers Object to
Unitarians and Universal
ists at Oak Lane.
Members of the Ministerial Association
of tho Reformed Churches of Philadel
phia nt their weekly mcellmr held In the
Reformed Church Building, 15th nnd Rnco
streets, ntlopted a resolution in which
they "expressed regret nnd pronouncod
disapproval nt the published list of Len
ten speakers" for tho Onk Lano Re
formed Church, of which tho Rev. Dr.
S R. Brldcnbnufth Is pastor.
According to members of tho associa
tion, tho list of speakers contains tho
names of Unltnrlnns and Unlversnllst
clergymen, "whoso views aro avowedly
nutngonlstlc to tho teachings of the Re
formed Church." The resolution was
offered by the Rev. C. P. Alspnch, pastor
of Mount Hermon Reformed Church.
The Rev. Dr. Brldcnbaugh did not at
tend tho meeting and It was said that ho
rarely attends tho weekly conferences of
tho ministers. An effort wns made to see
the Oak Lane clergymnn at his homo, CIO
6Gth avenue. Oak Lane, this afternoon,
but It wns said that Dr. Brldenbaugh
was In the central part of the city nnd
would not returi( jintll .evening,
" The" resolution, which wns . passed by
the association, Is as follows:
"The Ministerial Association of tho Re
formed Churches of Philadelphia hereby
expresses to the Rev. Dr. S. R. Brldcn
baugh Its deep regret and Its pronounced
disapproval of the published program of
Lenten speakers for Ills church. In which
prominence Is given to men whose views
are known to bo avowedly antagonistic to
teachings of the Reformed Church."
Baby Carried From .Burning House
A year-old baby was carried to safety
this morning when tho family of Joseph
Kohen fled from their burning home at
913 Thompson street. Mrs. Kohen, who
wob aroused by n passerby, called to her
husband and 4-ycar-old son Morris nnd
then fled downstairs carrying her baby
In her arms. All reached the street
safely. Tho tire was caused by matches
Ignited by mice. Kohen bellovcs.
Decision Comes as He Was
Holding Hearing Mayor's
Appointment Null and Void.
Centrnl Station hearings were abruptly
Interrupted shortly after 10 o'clock this
morning when Magistrate Renshaw, who
was presiding, was Informed of the Su
preme Court's decision that he has been
conducting henrlngs illegally. Magistrate
Renshaw Is the appointee of Mayor
Blankenburg, who has contended since
the start of his administration that he
Is authorized under an old statute to
appoint a committing Magistrate for Cen
tral Station.
The Magistrate was in the middle of a
hearing whon he heard of the decision.
Ho immediately continued alt cases until
noon nnd sent for Magistrate Pennock,
who formerly conducted the night court
hearings at City Hall. Before he left
City Hall Magistrate Renshaw gave out
a statement In which he denied he had
ever received a cent of salary from prl
vute or other sources. A report to the
effect Mayor Blankenburg and others had
contributed to pay his salary when tne
City Controller held It up on advice of
the City Solicitor had been circulated.
The decision of the Supreme Court to
day reverses that of the Common Pleas
Court. It holds the Mayor's right to ap
point a committing magistrate, provided
for In an old statute, wns reversed by the
present State Constitution.
Magistrate Carson, who now conducts
the night court hearings, or Magistrate
Pennock, lilfl predecessor, both elected
magistrates, are tho foremost possibili
ties to succeed Magistrate Renshaw. It
Is generally believed at City Hall Mag
istrate i'eunock will he appointed to the
day court by Mayor Blankenburg.
When informed of the Supreme Court's
decision. Mayor Blankenburg said:
"I felt fully Justified In appointing Mr.
Renshaw as a committing Magistrate at
the Central Station, for the law rpad:
" The Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
Is hereby empowered, immediately upon
the passage of this act to apDoInt a per
son learned In the law to sit as a com
mitting Magistrate at the Central police
Btatlon in the said city durinc the time
for which the said Mayor shall be elected,
"If men learned in the law were elected
as Magistrates there would be no trouble
In selecting one of their number.
"It U a pity that laws are often of so
obscure a character that their interpre
tation hag to be reversed in the courts.
Thero should be more hard business sense
In the preparation and enactment of laws.
"To Mr Renshaw Is due sincere thanks
of the Administration for the splendid
work he has done while sitting at tho Cen
tral Station.
Two-cent Law in West Virginia Do
clnred Unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON, March 8.-Tha Norfolk
nnd Western Railway In the United States
Supremo Court todny won Us fight to
prevent enforcement of tho West Virginia
2-cent passenger fare law, which It
claimed was confiscatory and hence un
constitutional. Tho Supremo Court held tho law uncon
All Departments Activo for First
Timo in Nenrly Two Years.
PITTSBURGH, March 8. For tho first
tlmo in nearly two years every depart
ment of tho Homestead Steel Works of
tho Carneglo Steel Company Is again In
operation, 4000 men being put to work
yesterdny and todny. Thero Is great re
joicing In Homestead.
Steel ofllclnls are confident that tho de
mand now beginning will keep up for a
number of yenrs.
Steamship Will Arrive nt Havre To
night. LONDON, March 8. Fire aboard tho
French liner La Touralne has been ex
tinguished, according to a wlrelesB mes
sngo received here via. Paris, late this
afternoon. La Touralne will arrlvo at
Have about 8 o'clock tonight under es
cort of two French cruisers. Her pas
sengers probably will not be landed until
lomorow morning.
Delegates From 21 States Attend
Mississippi Vnlley Conferenco.
sissippi Valley Woman Suffrage confer
ence with delegates from 21 Stales, opened
its business session today and debated
plans for securing the ballot throughout
the central West. Among tho prominent
lenders present were Mrs. Grace Wilbur
Trout nnd Mrs. Mcdill McCormlck,
Woman suffrage In the South was the
absorbing topic of discussion In today's
session. Pinna for future campaigns were
talked over nnd the recent fight In Con
gress for suffrage was told In detail to
the women -delegates.
Among those who attended today's
meeting were Mrs. Cyrus Fields, New
York: Aljco Stono Blnckwell, Massachu
setts; Laura Clay, Kentucky; Mrs. Mal
colm McBrldo, Ohio; Miss Anne Cum
mlngs, West Virginia, and Mlea Graco
Drake, Ohio.
Pushcart Vender Held for Assault on
Several hundred men and boys attracted
by a fight at 10th nnd York streets
threatened Injury to Antonio Verreechle,
23 years old, of 2223 North 7th street, at 0
o'clock this morning nfter the man was
accused of having slashed the face of
Paul Blank, 2416 Chadwlck street, driver
of a milk wagon.
Blnnlc Is now at tho Samaritan Hospi
tal, his face terribly gashed. Verreechle
Is locked up at the Park and Lehigh ave
nues station nwnltlng a hearing. The
man Is a lamp lighter. He and Blank
got Into an argument when Blnnk found
Verrecchle's push cart blocking the
street, and Verreechle Is accused of hav
ing Jumped Into the wagon with a knife
and attacked Blank.
Policeman Stumpf arrived Just as the
crowd was closing In on the man with
tho knife. Ho had difficulty preventing
violence to the man.
Slippery Rails and Streets to Blame
for Accidents.
Slippery pavement and trolley rails
caused two traffic accidents this morn
ing. A southbound trolley car struck a
wagon at 22d and Harold streets, the
driver being severely bruised and several
passengers In the car being cut by broken
glass. Michael Cleary, 2512 Huntingdon
street, the driver, was treated at the
Woman's Homeopathlo Hospital. Wit
nesses said the slippery condition of the
track made it Impossible to stop the
trolley car.
A touring car struck by a truck at 12th
and Green Btreets was hurled across the
sidewalk and into the corner of a build
ing, knocking out a number of bricks.
The machine, owned and driven by M.
Atchlcksy, 1502 Green Btreet, was not
seriously damaged. He and the two
other occupants of the motor refused to
go to a hospital. The truck driver was
The snowfall, which apparently ended
yesterday, was the heaviest In four win
ters, the total being eight Inches Tho
last heavier snow was on December 5
and 6, 1910, when more than nine Inches
fell. Kven with the snow melting on
the streets, this winter Is far below nor
mal, the total since December 1 being
13 inches, while the normal is 33.5 Inches.
Richly Dressed Youngster Held Penny,
Though Almost Frozen.
A fat, brown-eyed baby, one year old,
was found In an alley In the rear of
less Federal street early today by Police
man McKnight, of the 15th street and
Snvder avenue station, in a serious con
dition from exposure. The police think
the child was kidnaped by some one, who
became frightened and deserted it in the
The baby Is now at the Philadelphia
Hospital, where p'nysiclans are making
every effort to stave off pneumonia. The
child was warmly clad in costly cloth
ing and had evidently had the best of
attention and food. A Lincoln cent was
found tightly clutched In one hand.
Burglars Rob Postoffice
8. Burglars broke Into the postofflce ear
ly today, blew open the safe, wrecking it
and to postofflca, and escaped with a,
email amount of cash and stamps.
Refugees Report Mas
sacres Already Be
gun in Interior
Towns. . ,
Constantinople Reports Two
Anglo-French Cruisers Bad
ly Damaged in Dardanelles,
But BritiBh Admiralty De
nies Claim, Though Admit
ting Stubborn Defense.
Panic In Smyrna ns Anglo-French
Fleet Bombards City Civilians
Flco to Hills and Garrison Hastily
Fortifios Railway Lino Leading to
8ALONIKA, March 8.
Thousands of Christians are fleeing
from the towns of western European
Turkey Into Bulgarian territory to es
cape massacre by the Turks. Refugees
who arrived hero today asserted that
massacres started In the Interior towns
ns soon ns tho Ottoman troops wero
withdrawn to concentrate along tho
Dardanelles, nnd that everywhere Chris
tians nre being tortured or slain.
According to unverified reports the
fugitives brought, E0 Christians were
slain nt Tokkct, while Christian homes
at Ortaja, Maltcpe and Tchcne have been
pillaged and burned.
LONDON,, March 8.
A French cruiser was put out of ao
tlon and nn Kngllsh cruiser badly dam
aged during the Sunday afternoon bom
bardment of tho Dardanelles, tho Turk
ish War Office declared In an official
statement given out today and transmit
ted here by wireless from Berlin.
Unofllctal dispatches, -wirelessed to Ber
lin, confirmed the Turkish claims. Turk
ish shells exploded on tho deck of the
French warship, killing many of her
crew. Sho steamed slowly out of tho fight
ing line with her upper works in flames.
Tho Turkish statement follows;
"During Sunday afternoon the enemy's
cruisers, Including tho Majestic and Ir
rcelstable. bombarded the Inner torts ot
the Dardanelles... They suffered heavy
"A French cruiser was put out of ac
tion. An English cruiser wns badly dam
aged. Tho enemy ceased flrlrig within ft
few hours and withdrew. The Turkish
bntterlcs suffered no damage of any de
scription." British Admiralty officers flatly denied
the claims of the Turks. They asserted
that the latest' official dispatches from
Vice Admiral Carden reported the allied
fleet bombarding tho forts at long range
outside tho flro of the forts.
Shelling of tho Asiatic city of Smyrna
has been resumed by tho British East In
dian fleet, according to Athens dispatches
today. Rear Admiral Pelrse's squadroli
has been reinforced by a French warship
nnd a flotilla of smaller croft. Including
mine sweepers, and Is pouring nn Incest
sant fire upon the Turkish land batteries.
Nearly all civilians In Smyrna, a city
of 200.000, have fled to the hills, Athens
reported. Tart of tho 33,000 troops in the
Smyrna garrison nre throwing up ln
trenchments behind tho city to guard the
Smyrna-Constantinople Railway.
Courier From City Says Officials Will
Go to Asia Minor.
SOFJA. Bulgaria, March 8.
The Turkish Government will ba re
moved to Asia Minor on Thursday, ac
cording to a message brought here from
Constantinople by courier today. It
states that ex-Sultan Abdul Hamid has
been removed by tho Young Turks to
Konla, to prevent a revolution aiming to
restore him to the throne.
The defense of Constantinople has been
entrusted to German officers.
Prisoner Accused of Shooting Negro
Pleads Self-defense.
BALTIMORE, Md., March 8Charles
Monell, 21 years old, ot 322S North 6th
street, Philadelphia, was arrested hers
accused of shooting and killing William
Bautum, colored, today. He pleaded self
defense. Monell came to this city recently look
ing for work. He said the Negro Invited
him home last night. Early today, ho
said, he found the Negro In his room with
a pistol. They struggled and the Negro
was shot dead.
Michael Fazio, of New York city, con
victed before Judge Barratt last week on
charges of bringing 15-year-old Dalla
Bellelno, 61 McDougal street. New York,
to this city, was sentenced today to a
term of two years In the Eastern Peni
tentiary, Tho couple resided at 1332 Fair
mount avenue. Fazio has a wife and
three children living in New York, MI33
Bellelno tuld she knew he was married,
but lover him so much she could not re
sist the temptation to run away to this
No Decision in Frank Murder Case
VA3mr,u'iu.", Aiarcn K.-vne ynltea i
States Supreme Court today concluded "'-.
ids reaaing of opinions witnoui announc
ing a decision in the Leo M. Frank mur
der case.
The Kensingtonian Saya:
Propit Henderson is getting real rouj.N
lately. He was teen shooting pool last
Monday evening.
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