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EVEKIKO LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MABCtr 8, 1915,
PRESENT SYSTEM, MAY
GIVE AWAY WEALTH
William F, Cochran, of
Baltimore, Is Seeking
to Get Rid of His
THAW ON TRIAL
Continued from faim One
thftt It has only lo proo that Thaw
was sane enouRh to be responsible for
lili part In the conspiracy.
Scores of witnesses nre ready to testify
that Thau- Is sane, If the court permits
testimony of that nature. Another avenue
of the defense Is that conspiracy to alii
the escape of a lunatic la not n statutory
JbU&ETCStlOnS aS tO HOW " tr,al wllh Thaw as co-consplrators
BeSt to Get Rid Of HlS automobile. "get-away," "Gentleman
MOneV tO a Worth V GaUSG Dick" Duller, Thomas Flood, Michael
aixunjr tu vruim.y v-iauat, Q'Keefe and Eugene Duffy. Quick work
In selecting a Jury from a0 talesmen,
specially summoned, was expected today,
A habeas corpus suit suit Is regarded
as certain to follow the present proceed
ings regardless of the outcome ns to
Thaw, If convicted. Thaw's lawyers will
fight, by habeas corpus, any attempt to
return him to Mattcawan, seeking a Jury
trial as to his sanity. If ncqulttcd. the
same procedure will be adopted to Insure
Thaw's complete freedom.
The penalty on tho cmisplracy charge Is
ono year's Imprisonment and a $500 fine.
IN EPISCOPAL PULPIT
Rev. G. A. Johnston Ross
Speaks nt Lenten Service in
St. Stephen's Church.
nAlnSfOTtB. March 8.-Marylanders
today are offering, all sorts of suggestions
to William PI Cochran, 3 years old, a
mltllonalrev as to how he can become a
poo, matt. Cochran Is prominent In so
ciety circles. Ho also Is tho owner of
much property and has many financial
holding. Hut he wnnts to lead the life
or poor man.
A few days ngo, Cochran, while ad
dressing n group of millionaires, dis
cussed social conditions. Concluding hla
address) Cochran aM
"t Intend 16 spend my money to help
unaermine tho system under which I
myself have reaped benefits and which
gives some men millions and makes pau
pers of millions. As long as there Is a
Byslem that creates mltllonalics nt one
end of the social scale and paupers at
the other end. there will be great unrest
In the world. I shall devote the money
i nave 10 tne plotting out. or this evil."
Advocates of "a snloonlcss nation" aro
writing- dally to Sir. Cochran. Thar urge
him to gtvo his wealth In support of tho
Antt-Saloon oague, and thereby close
every rum shop In the country.
Mr. Cochran Is one of tho most promi
nent laymon In tho Protestant Episco
pal Church In Maryland. Ho is a sou
of the- late William P. Cochran, who
built up at Yonkcrs, N. Y., ono of tho
greatest carpet making Induetrlcs In
America. His brother, Alexander Smith
(.oenran, is o yachtsman or International
fame, having outsailed the German Em
peror at Kiel n few years ago In tho
yacht races there.
Baltimore Is Mr. Cochrnn'a adopted
home. He Is a graduate of Princeton
nnd 13 years ago married Miss Nina Gill,
tho daughter of Lorraine Gill, who was a
member of tho famous tea house of
Martin Glllet & Co., of Baltimore Thore
nre three children. Mr. Cochran's home,
Woodbrook. on the northern edge of
Baltimore, Is one of the show places of
tho city. He Is the owner of two apart
ment houses In the most fashionable
part of the city.
Up to thla time Mr. Cochran has not
begun to cast away any of hla lucre nnd
la bravely and smilingly swimming
through tho flood of mall that pours Into
If he follows any one of the many
suggestions sent him ho will have to bor
row tho price of a meal every time he
wishes to eat.
Ono of his friends described him In this
"Ho Is a rich young man who has
found something to do. Many members
ot America's leisure class have been un
able to find anything to do and conse
quently many of them have gone to tho
ilevlt. Mr. Cochran Is an examplo of a
type that will Increaso In this country.
Hla objective point is the relation of the
Church to the great problem of social
service. He regards himself as trustee
or his wealth and has a high sense of
the responsibilities It has Imposed on
"Tho Socialists," said Cochran today,
"are beginning to realize that the moral
influence of the Church Is essential to
their movement to make it effective. In
their later days Marx and Englea real
ized, that they had underestimated the
moral and. ethical lnws and overesti
mated the, economic) laws."
MAY CONNECT GUNMEN
WITH DOUBLE MURDER
Wilmington Desperadoes Sus
pected of Killing Priest and
Funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Cobb
The funeral services of Mrs. Mary E.
Cobb, who for years took an active In
terest lu educational, soclologlc and
philanthropic work, will be held this af
ternoon. 2 o'clock, at her residence. GtS
North GCth strV'ct. She died Saturday
night In her 80th year. Beginning her
first-hand labors In the House of Refuge,
Philadelphia, the Reform School of Provi
dence. It. I., and the New Tork House of
Hefuge. she became assistant superin
tendent of the Connecticut Industrial
School for Girls. She later filled a simi
lar post at the Sherburne (Mass.)
Woman's Prison. Mrs. Cobb waa a
pioneer In taking up the work of practi
cal Instruction In charitable and re
formatory Institutions. In 1SS5 she re
turned to Philadelphia, and was instru
mental In founding the Foulke nnd Long
Institute, for Orphan Girls. She was
affiliated with the Young Women's Chrls-
uun association, tne Associated Commit
tee on Police Matrons, the Civic Club,
the Bucknell Alumnae Club, the Baptist
Home and Foreign Missions Committee
and other Interests of that church.
Dixon on House Cleaning
In S3 out of 100 houses there are corners
in attic or cellar or under tho sink or at
the bottom of the pantry that evade the
regularly constituted periods of house
cleaning. Thla is the opinion of State
Health Commissioner Samuel G. Dixon,
expressed In the course of a dissertation
on "Household Sanitation" at Harrisburg.
Takes Drink and Kill Himself
NEW YORK-, March 8.-After sending
a bellboy for a glass of whisky and drink
ing It apparently to nerve himself, a man
who registered as A. P. Conlllard. of nt-
tawa, killed himself In the Hotel Brrslln
early today. No reason for tho suicide l.
WILMINGTON, Del.. March S.-Pcter
Krakus, alias John Mclb.i, who killed
Patrolman Frnncla X. Tierney on Satur
day nnd Injured several others, two per
haps fatally, and Charles Morrli, alias
Moras, who accompanied him previous to
tne snooting, nre desperadoes with "rec
ords" behind them in the opinion of the
From circumstantial evidence obtained
by the police, tho prisoners may be con
nected up with tho murder of a priest
anu ins nouseiccopcr in New Britain,
In the State Court this morning, At
torney General Joslah O. Wolcott asked
for a precept calling the Grand Jury
back to court next Monday, and calling
n special session of the Court of Oyer
and Terminer on the same day to con
sider the cases.
The cases of Krakus and Motrin were
called In City Comt today, but Krakus
was unable to nnnonr. nnd Mm nnnrt iivni
Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Tho
prisoners were on the court docket ns
Peter Krakus, alias John Mclba, and
Bernard Montvld. alias Charles Morris.
Assistant City Solicitor John F. Lynn
said Krnkus would bo charged with mur
der and Morris with conspiracy to com
mit assault and accessory before tho fact
Krakus will be tried for the murder of
Patrolman Tierney as soon ns the Grand
Jury finds an indictment against him.
That Krakus and Montvld committed
a double murder In New Britain, Conn.,
on February 8, Is the clue on which the
pollco arc now working According to
i. iv iiiiuiuiuLiun n i.irniinnmn nr.,t a...i
his housekeeper were murdered In New
Britain on February 8 by two men who
afterward looted tho priest's house and
Tho police examined the drawbacks
found on the prisoners. The drawbacks
nre said to be of the same date and
show that the two men went from New
Britain to Waterbury on that date nnd
paid their fare on tho train. They hnd
never cashed the drawbacks, which are
worth 10 cents each.
Tho police have communicated with the
New Britain authorities and have also
gotten a Lithuanian priest here to assist
In the Investigation by endeavoring to
get some information from clergy of his
own nationality there. The pollco also
regard this as confirmation of their be
lief that the men are professional rob
bers and, murderers. They nre Inclined to
believe that this Is the reason why Kra
kus took the chance of killing so many
people rather than submit to arrest.
Tho police In Waterbury and Stamford,
Conn., where the men appear to have been,
were asked to Investigate their lecords
there. Aa soon as the pictures of the two
men can ue printed they will be sent
broadcast over tho country in hope that
the police of other cities may iccocnlzo
There Is no change in the condition of
the two men who were injured In the
shooting on Saturday. Patrolman Wlllard
S. Sharpless and Motorcycle Policeman
Horace McDannell, who are at the Del
aware Hospital, are said to be doing as
well ns could be expected. Their con
dition Is still critical, however, and thero
Is little hope for their recovery. Mc
Dannell was shot through the lung and
Sharpless was shot In the stomach ami
groin Patrolman James T. Scott, who Is
at the Homeopathic Hospital, was found
to ha-e been struck by two bullets In
stead of one. One entered his breast
and went out through his back. Inlllct
ing a serious llesh wound, while the
other struck the spectacle case In his
The noonday Lenten service nt St.
Stephens' Protestant Episcopal Church,
10th ubote Chestnut street, was conducted
today by the Itev. Dr. O. A, Johnston
Boss, a Presbyterian milliliter of the
Union Theological Seminary, New York
city. The Rev. Dr. Carl E. Grammcr,
rector of St. Stephens, In Introducing Doc
tor Ross paid tribute to him as "an hon
ored member of tho Church of Knox,
Melville and Calvin."
"The underlying cause of the great re
llous interest now stirring Philadelphia,"
Doctor Ross said, "Is God pursuing hu
manity. This rcllgloua movement cannot
he ascribed entirely to an enthusiastic
personality nnr to the united will of tho
community. When we nro consciously
seeking Gorl he Is pursuing us most, but
even wiien we forget Him he Is alwaya
trying lo win us.
"The time Is coming. I think, when the
people will becomo weary of the Impover
ishment n well ns tho embltteredness of
their lives by reason of our emphasis on
thr non-essentials of the Christian life."
UAHittOADS AID IN STAMPING
OUT FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
No Danger of Meat Famine; Hero, As
serts Stato Veterinarian.
The railroads nre obeying tho State au
thorities In refusing to carry stock com
ing from sections Infected with the foot
and mouth disease, according to Dr. C. J.
Marshall, State veterinarian, and Dr,
Charles F. Schauftcr, chief veterinarian of
the United States Bureau of Animal In
dustry. Doctor Marshall said that they had been
notified of the good Intentions of the rail
roads by agents posted In Chicago to
watch the loading of shipments routed
through this State and from other agents
stationed at Brie- td prevent the entrance
Into Pennsylvania of such shipments. In
consequence the strict precautionary
measures In nil probably soon will bo
lifted, although n supervision will still re
Assurance wan also given that there
was nn danger of a meat famine In Phil
adelphia. This city Is receiving large
shipments of healthy cattle from the so
called "free" areas, such as Louisville,
Cincinnati nnd Omaha. They are nil be
ing ent to the West Philadelphia ynrds,
and ns soon ns the pens there nre emptied
by the slaughter of the animals for food
a fresh supplv pours In which wilt pre
vent any shortage.
OPENS HERE TONIGHT
First Gun in Local Option
Struggle to Bo Fired at
Many Church Meetings.
LAUDS THE JOY OK EFFORT
The Joy of seeking to achieve was tho
underlying thought In the sermon of the
Itev. John II. Chapmnn. of St. Paul's
Church. Chestnut Hill, at the noon-day
service nt the GnrrleU Theatre todaj. The
speaker said as wo grow older we lose
ambition, that the real Joy of Ifo Is not
In achieving, but In seeking the goal He
urged all led-blooded men to try to ac
complish the Impossible. The Kingdom ot
God, he said, Is not for weaklings. It Is
for the strong alone.
BRYAN NOTE TO MAKE
CARRANZA "SIT UP"
Reported Comment of British
Ambassador After Visit to
At Old Christ Church
The Rev. James R. Winchester. D. D.,
of Arkansas, said today that If Christ
appeared before American Christians as
He did before Pilate, He would be re
garded as an Impostor. Doctor Win
chester was the principal speaker at tho
noonday Lenten services In Old Christ
Episcopal Church Id street above Market.
Tho spenkcr took for his topic, "What
Shall I Do With Jesus?" He said Christ
was condemned by Pilate because the
Jews did not belleVP In His illvlnitv and
were suspicious of all the Saviour's
doings, despite tho miracles He per
formed. Christ would be regarded with
the s.iiiie degree of skepticism, Mr. "Win
chester said, at the present day.
Discusses "Way of Happiness"
"The Way of Happiness" was the topic
of tho Rev. Hubert W. Wells, or Wil
mington, Del., at the noonday Lenten
service at Old St. Paul's Church. 3d street
below Walnut. "The purpose ot all re
ligion Is to bring happiness," ho said.
"The way to happiness is goodness. Be
ing good consists In meeting the obliga
tions of life so far ns possible. This kind
ot goodness was the kind that seriously
Interested Christ, because It could bo
tested every day In common ways by
CONSERVATION HELD UP
WASHINGTON, March 8 -"Secretary
Bryan's latest word to Cnrrnnza will
make him sit up nnd take notice," Is tho
comment which tho British AmbassHdoi,
Sir Cecil Sprtng-Rlce, is reported to have
made on leaving the Stato Department
Sir Cecil called to ask tho State Depart
ment to give him an outllno of the latest
developments In the Mexican situation
He was shown the noto sent to Consul
Sllllmati for transmission to General Cur-
rnnza and expressed his hearty approval
It Is uiidcistood that the note Is the
sharpest yet sent to the aged "First
Chief," who has been a thorn In tho
side of tho Administration's Mexican pol
icy for months. He has been very panlly
told that ho is responsible for Oliregon
and that the latter Is the real menace
to peace In Mexico City.
It is understood that tho State Depart
ment has told Cnrranza that he professed
to be a noppoiietn of Huerta because of
the latter s connection with the murder
of Madero and that if foreigners are slain
In Mexico City ho (Cnrranza) must ns-
sumo the responsibility. It Is generally
expected that this latest note will bring
results satisfactory to tho Administra
tion. D. SMITH TALBOT DEAD
WEST CHESTER CLERGY IN LIN'S
WASHINGTON. March S.
For eastern Pennsylvania Fair to
night; somewhat colder In south portion;
Tuesday fair; moderate north wlnda.
For New Jersey Generally fair tonight
The Eastern storm Is clearing the coast
this morning and a large area of high
barometric pressure covers, the greater
portion of the country, with the crest over
South Dakota. It is causing fair weather
generall), although there U considerable
cloudiness over the Southern States, The
temperatures have fallen slightly at moBt
places; In the Northern States, but are
not abnormally low except In the Missouri
basin, with zero temperatures reported
from tho Dakotas and Nebrasa. Fair
weather Is Indicated for this locality dur
ing the next three or four days.
U S. Weather Bureau Bulletin
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Pass Resolutions Favoring Local Op
WEST CHESTER, March S.-Follonlng
tho exnmple of M physicians of this place,
the pastora of live leading; churches, at a
union meeting last evening, adopted reso
lutions declaring tn favor of tho local
The pastors who signed the resolutions
were the Hevs. Washington II. Laird.
First Presbyterian Church; Jay Dlcher
son, Methodist Episcopal; Charles n Wil
liamson, Westminster Presbjterlan; Ar
thur II Slmpaon, First Ilaptlst; Charles
A. Walker. Olivet Ilaptlst.
Governor's Bill Will Not Be Intro
duced at Present.
FItOH A STAFF ConHErOSDBT
HARRISBUItG, March 8.-Governor
Brumbaugh's conservation bill, which
was made public last night, will not bo
Introduced In the Legislature this week.
Tho Governor wants it to be discussed
nnd commented on before It Is acted
The bill abolishes tho present Depart
ment of Fisheries, Department of Fores
try, tho Game Commission, tho Water
Supply Commission and tho State For
estry Reservation Commission, and
crentes In their place a Department of
Conservation. Bureaus of Game, Fish.
Forestry and Water arc created In the
new department to take the place of the
present State departments eliminated by
The Legislature faces tho heaviest calen
dar of the session when It reconvenes to
night. The Senate has 3S bills to act
upon, and tho House has more than 10
on Its calendar. A flood of new bills is
expected In both branches.
The Administration workmen's compen
sation bill will not be Introduced until
the latter part of the week at least, ,and
probably not until next week. A public
hearing will probably be arranged for
ns soon as tho measure appears.
Tomorrow night Governor Brumbaugh
will hold another conference with the
Joint Committee on Legislation.
Former Member of Legislature Suc
cumbs in Norristown Hospital.
WEST CHESTER, Va., March 8. D.
Smith Talbot, a former leading member
of tho Chester County bar, and who rep
resented one section of the county In the
State Legislature for four terms from
1SSS, died last Friday. Eleven years ago
the mind of tho brilliant lawyer became
suddenly affected, and ho was taken to
a sanatorium, but was finally removed to
the hospital at Norristown, where his
death occurred, but no notification of
the fact was received hero until today.
He was a member of a number of
secret societies, nnd during the Civil War
served In the union army.
Theso brothers survUo him: G. Mor
gan Talbot, of Iloneybrook; cx-Burgess
C. Wesley Tnlbot, of this place; Franklin
L. Talbot, of Warwick; Joseph Talbot, of
West Nantmeal, Levi Talbot, of Iteadlni-',
and Dr. Ashton B. Talbot, of New York.
The opening gun In tho State-wide cam
paign to support Governor Brumbaugh In
his fight for local option will be fired to
night, when moro than EO.onO churchmen
nnd women worken will attend Joint
meetings m 12 of the city's largest
churches and unite against the liquor
fortes. To supplement tho Inauguration
of the movement, thousands of printed
lists of Philadelphia Senators and Repre
sentatives have been distributed and the
malls are flooded with communications
outlining the plans for the fight.
More than TOO rhurehel anu uioic
classes of this city have already united
against the liquor traffic and Governor
Brumbaugh returned to Harrisburg today
with the promise of State-wide temper
ance support. Liquor dealers have be
come alarmed over the uprising of the
people and will exert every effort to have
tho Urumbaugh-WIIMiims measure killed
by the Law nnd Order Committee.
The sentiment In Philadelphia, will
crystallze tonight In the moat representa
tive movement ever attempted here to
place the city on the side of temperance
in tht- tight against rum. More thnn
IfiO.flOO postcards have been signed nnd
ptamneil nnd nre rnadv to be maileu to
the State representatives. Many of the
most noted temperanco speakers In the
country will address tonight's meetings.
Cards announcing tho gatherings were
distributed at services In tho churches of
virtually all tho Christian denominations
yesterday, and It la expected that more
than half of tho church workers of the
city Mill turn out for tho monster dem
onstration While tho Governor and his aides are
battling against the liquor men, Phila
delphia's church members will plcdgo
their support to tho local option forces.
Announcement that P. II. Keefe, presi
dent of tho Retail Liquor Dealers' As
Eoclntlon, has completed plans for re
taliatory measure Increased the enthusi
asms of the temperunce advocates, and
tonight's meetings are expected to voice
tho greatest protest against liquor In the
history of the State.
The meetings for tho opening of tho
campaign nre scheduled as follows;
ntchmoml Prrabytrrl.in Church, nichraon,!
Mrcet below Ann Spcukf r. the Itev. II. If.
ciialfnni, nlltor of thn American Issue.
'Irliilty Prciliitiriaii Church. I'rankfonl ave
nue nnd Cnmurln Mreet Speaker, tho Itev. Dr.
n. J. Moore, SUito luporlntcr.dont Anti-Saloon
Fourth Reformed Church, Manayunk and
tj-Herlns strertK, TtoxboruURh Speaker, tho
Itei. Dr. B. Uowman
tit. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church. Rroad
nnd Vennrno streets Speaker, tho Itev. Dr.
Wct Hope Pmsln terlan Church Preston and
Anpen streu Speakers. U'llllam H. Kerry and
tho Rev. H Clny IVrsuson.
tlormantown Y. M. C A. Speaker. Homer
VV. Tope, district superintendent Anti-Saloon
Bethel Lutheran Church, 5th and Sedgley
streets Speaker, tho Itov CeorKo D. Kuns,
chairman Chun.li Federation on Temperance
Seventh t'pitcd Presbvterlcn Church. Ortho
dox nnd Lelpcr streets Speaker, the Rev. E J.
WIFE AND CHILDREN CUT OFF
IN WILT, OF C. .1. M'JNTYltB
Testament Accuses Spouse of Cruel
Treatment find Desertion.
Charles J. Mclntyre, who died February
27, nt IRS Dalnhrldge street, leaving 1100,
declared In his will; ... ,
"I have made no provision for my chil
dren, Sarah Duffy, Francis J. Mclntyre
and John J. aweeny, for reasons which I
have made known to them, nnd I have
made no mention of my wife, Knlherlne
McCnrran Mclntyre, because by reason
of her cruel. Inhuman and Unwlfely treat
ment of me. culminating In her base de
sertion of me nine years ngo, she has for.
felted all right and Interest In anything
I may leave. Bhe has squandered my
substance and abandoned me, nnd must
have nothing " ...... , . .
Th lestnment. admitted to probate to-
diy, divided the estate equally botween
Katherlne M. Mclntyre, a daughter, and
Charles 11. Mclntyre, a son of the flece
VnVv A Flanaean. lato of 19U Chestnut
street, left from her $10,000 estate be
quests of J3W to the Little Bisters of the
1'oor, KX to St. Patrick's Roman Cath
olic Church; iXO to Visitation Convent,
Illchmonrf, Vn., and flO to tho Society for
tlie Propagation of the Faith. The resl
duo of the estate Is devised to relatives.
Other wills probated were those of
Caroline C. Kecnan, 4380 Germantown ave
nue, whoso estate of 3tJ,000 Is distributed
In private bequests, Annie J. O'Neill, HI7
North 10th street, $12,600; John Young, 680
North 33d street, $383; Itobert F. Stocek
ert, who died in Roosevelt Hospital, $2820;
John Stockton, 1301 North 22d street, $2300;
OiiHtnv E. Dower, 2323 East Somerset
street, $2200. Personal property of Fannlo
Cohen has been appraised at $311!) 40.
BRITAIN PUTS BAN
ON COTTON CARGOES
SCORES OF SHOTS FLYl
in chase of mm
Watchman Wounded K m . i
Caught Forcing DoorJpJ
"o.,i. nun TRr
t,t.,, .. w tonlnsM...f
...,...., iu iorce me door of the ai.ii J
tural offlcea or rvu. . "nlteeil
and Oxford street.. "T.' " H
point blank nt a. prlvatn ...LZ:
Oxford streets, early taiJf
blank nt a. nrlvn ... r BrJ
drew In return n score of shot. fml'1
revolvers of three oolleem k1? 1
after a chaso of IT,;
He waa arraigned baftrTSSl
Morris at thn osiu - - Ja
. . . a
streets station. u.hr , ""onlf
Harry Parker and had no home. , I'i
held without ball to give Ih. '.. ui
Istrato Morris at tho 28th a
Birecta station, vvhoro
chance to lok un hi. r.t.A c
Lnter Parker was aue.itlmi..i t. J
Policemen Douglass and Cleg-7 2SfB
Slti nit, nf-i .. . . ce of ts1
- .. -.... w.,u okiecis station, an .
Information which led tn ih. fi? "TS
Daniel McGonlgal, 23 years oM ..rt
Melon street. The 'polljmen w . .? R
o ponce as SklSS-
Certain Concesions Made for
Shipments Contracted Prior
to March 2.
Third Rnptlst Church. Rroad nnd Rltner
strets Speaker, tho Rev. R. Wallace
Twentr-nlnth Street Methodist Episcopal
Church 2!ith and York streets Speaker, the
Rev c. H. Yeomana.
Sprlns Garden Street Methodist Episcopal
Church. Mth nnd Sprlnir Garden streets
Speaker, tho Rev. Titus Asher Ross
Gaston Presbyterian Church, 11th street
nnd I.ehlsh ai enuo Speaker, tho Rev. John
POWDER CO. MAY DISSOLVE
DOPE FIEND PROBLEM ACUTE
Camden Authorities Face Serious
Situation as Result of New Law.
Dope fiends, deprived of their favorite
drug by tho new Harrison law, are prov
ing so serious a burden upon the police
of Camden that the authorities are
appealing for new hospital facilities.
Police Captain Hyde Is urging the Board
of Health to open a ward for these un
fortunates at the West Jersey Homeo
pathic Hospital. It Is estimated that 5000
pet tons have been affected In Camden
alone and the pollco have been unnble
to offer relief to the hundreds who have
staggered Into the various station houses,
pleading for aid. Authorities agree that
the only way to save the lives of the
drug fiends Is to provide hospital care
for them until the critical period has
Minority Stockholders Object to Re
A conference that may r&sult In the
dissolution of tho International Smoke
less Powder Company, the nine-million
dollar firm that controls most of the
powder-making plants In this country,
will be held toworrow In the law otllces
of Dleakley & Stockwell. Camden, ac
cording to a statement made today by
George II. Stephenson, of counsel for the
The company Is controlled by tho Du
Pont International Powder Company,
which holds 151,000 of a total ot 1&0.0UO
shares of the common stock. Minority
stockholders, according to Mr. Stephen
son, object to the proposed dissolution.
MACKEY TO LEAD ORCHESTRA
Obtains Contract to Provide Munici
pal Band Concerts.
C. Stanley Mnckey. of the Philadelphia
Orchestra, has received the contract for
providing a band of 39 musicians and a
leader to play as the Philadelphia Band
on the north plaza of City Hall during
the coming summer. The contract was
awarded by Director Cooke for the sum
There will be 72 conceits. On Thurs
day evenings and on rainy evenings the
concerts will he In Convention Hall.
When Harry Holsom crept Into an
Ice wagon. In a stable at 6th and Wolf
afreets, today he little dreamed that he
would awaken tn a police station. He
cuddled himself up In a heap, lighted
his pipe and went to sleep under the
veat. Holsom alwaya sleeps In very small
places, and his big bulldog pipe acts us
a sort of miniature stove until he Is
tp dreamland. He takes It for granted
that the pipe will go out when he falls
But while he was snoring In the ice
wagon the pipe kept awake. Finally
It fell on the floor and scattered Ita
spark In the sawdust. Then the saw
dust started to smoke.
But Hotiqnt slept
Incidentally, the wagon had been
taken put on Ita route by Joe Harris, the
driver. When a number of bojs yellad
"Aey, mister, your ice wagon's on Are,"
he glared at them. with, contempt The
moke finally burnt into flames which
shot out qf the aides of the wagon.
But Hlleom dipt on.
Finally Harris found that his feet
were vetting warm, and an tbU nver
happened oq the Ice wagon before, Ua
leaked uound and saw the wagon waa
in (la. He whipped up the honm
and drove t the (th street and Sydr
aveBU polled ataUeo. &tfgant Tytall
iu ott ih Job and erdared a squad of
.puUu to the'm-agOB. They xtlni
gulahed the flames with a garden hose.
But Holsom slept on.
He was finally discovered and carried
asleep, Intq the station house. When he
awoke he said, "I Just took a nap."
Aa the damage to the wagon was only
slight, Holsom was discharged by
The noise of crashing elaas and crock,
ery Is pleasant music to the ears of Jim
Benson when he is drunk. A policeman
saw Jim making a backward exit from a
saloon near 20th street and Qlrurd avenue;
after him. came a shower uf glass and
The cop grabbed Benson by the neck
and then went inside to make an investi
gation. "That feller said he was a Juggler,"
said the bartender, "an" he brought me
four empty cups. He sad if I filled 'em
with hear, he'd Juggle 'era all without
splllln" It, But he broke three bottles of
whisky an' cracked (he mirror When. I
called lUrn dpwn ho said bed crack me.
No guy ever says that to me more 'n
"You are wrong, pal. all wrong-," said
The policeman told the Juggler ho could
explain In the station house. On the way
to the 8u and York streets station, Mor
ria Rakoaky. a china dalr. taH Jim
and the cop and charged the prisoner with
the lareattx pf the upp.
liagtatrate Morris sent Jim to tali Or
five days. "
FIFTY BRAVE THIRD-RAIL PERIL
NEW YORK, March 8 Braving the
dangers of the third rail ami a clmb
over the Iron lattice work, with two feet
of open space on each side and a drop
of 135 feet In the East Illver beneath in
event of a misstep, 15 panic-stricken
women and 35 men crawled to the safety
of tho north roadway of the Brooklyn
bridge caily today when a pattienger
train ran off the track near the middle of
The accident tied up trafllc on'. the
bridge for two hours.
U. S. KEEPS TEXT OF NOTE
TO ALLIES STRICT SECRET
Information on Flans to Cut German
WASHINGTON. March 8. Because of
the probability that Italy and most of
the Balkan States will enter the European
war In u very short time, the Administra
tion has veiled all its pending negotia
tions in secrecy. Secretary of State
Bryan refuses to disclose tho text of the
messages to England and Prance asking
them to tell how they intend to shut off
Cnofllclal State Department advices
said the British-French plans provide for
Constantinople's Investment by tho end
of this month. It is believed here, how
ever, that the Imminence of the Turkish
capital's capture win force Greece Into
the war. and that Italy and the remain
ing Balkan States will have to follow
That this will shorten the war la the
belief of officials In touch with the situa
tion. Because It will arouse resentment
In Germany and Austria, the United
States is doing its best to secure an un
derstanding with England and France
regarding American trade.
WASHINGTON, March 8. Tho British
Embassy today announced thnt cargoes
of cotton consigned to German nnd Aus
trian ports shall no longer bo permitted
to proceed by the British patrollng fleet.
In a statement dealing with the situation
tho Embassy says that cargoes con
signed to neutral ports can go forwnrd
under certain restrictions. But In effect
tho Embassy In its statement places cot
ton, heretofore not Interfered with, In tho
contraband class. This la the first offi
cial declaration supporting England's
blockade declaration, and It Is expected
that It will form tho basis for tho first
concrete protest by the United States.
The British declaration says:
"All cotton for which contrncts of Bale
and freight engagements had nlrcady
been made before March 2 to bo allowed
freo passage (or bought nt contract price
ir stopped) to neutral ports only pro
vided ships sail not later than March 31,
Similar treatment to be accorded to all
cotton Insured before March 2 provided
It Is put on board not later than March 16.
"All shipments ot cotton claiming tho
above protection to be declared before
sailing and documents produced to and
certificates obtained from consular of
ficers or other authority fixed by the
Government. Ships or cargoes consigned
to enemy's ports will not bo allowed to
Melon strcot house and found McQomJI
who Is known to tho pollca a. "2v P1-!
uan," in a thlrd-story room.
Douglass and Clmr fnr...t .,. .
found tho man standing against th?
with a revolver In Ids hnnl i ff!"
overpowered and taken before Maghbiul
Morris at his office. 2301 tjm- .Dti1
find held without ball for a further Sun "r
LOUlS Colflesh. n nW,l. .
heard the crash of falling glaw. xw
ho reached the corner he came upon Pi5 "
tor. with two rough-looking charScS '
knocking the pano out of a sldiS
leading Into tho place. Colflch "rewuii
revolver nnd orderrt th f.i-"""Wit
render. As he spoke tho rnnrt -. 9"i
volvcr rang out and a bullet cut a erm! i
In the watchman's neck. Colflesh tin 1
mo man wno snot nim then dashed oni,-'
Turner street, while his "pals" raT2
the other direction. He fired his rerolTr? '
several times In tho air and the .hcti '
brought Acting" Street Sergeant Schwirbi''
nnd Weldon nnd Schwartz, two patrol ''
CHINESE CHARGE BRIBERY
Newspapers Assert Japanese Diplo
mat Tried to Buy Official.
LONDON, March 8. A Tientsin dis
patch reports that tho conferences In
Pekln between representatives of Japan
and Chinese officials regarding Japan's
demands nre being embarrassed by re
ports In the Chinese press of alleged at
tempts by a Japanese diplomat to brlbo
or Intimidate prominent members of the
China has agreed to extend to S3 years
the leases of Port Arthur and Dalrcn and
of the Japanese railway system In Man
churia, but refuses the demands affect
ing administrative rights In Manchuria.
COMMISSION RULE CHANGE
LOCAL OPTION CERTAIN OF A
PASSAGE BY N.J. IIQUSg;
Anti-Saloon League Says Measure Ii'f
Certain of Success. .,
TRENTON. March 8. Tho passage ot "
1 1. n lAf.nl AnMnn t.llf t... . I. T . ...
I..U .U.. UL.W., Milt UJf UJU XJOU39 UtU J
" u.v3k ivi lam, atcormng to utt
statement Issued by the Now Jenefj
Anti-Saloon League. The bill. It luiirf
Will have practically no opposition mit:
side of Essex County. It Is undentoot
that the Hudson Democrats will g(t HuMj
Democrats from other counties In liut'l
nnd have tho measure voted on nnderilS
tho claim that the Republicans Winttia
It passed. It Is said that the Essex ma 1
will avoid politics by not voting In l
unit. There will also bo a dlvlsion'aratnit 1
the Democrats, so that tho plans of th '
Hudson men will not carry to coniclij. ,
CAUGHT ROBBING STORE
Prisoner Says Poverty Drove Him to
A young man, who said he was driven
to steal because he faced starvation,
forced his way Into Scarlett's Novelty
Store, 1310 Arch street, early yesterday
morning and would have escaped with
$100 worth of goods had It not been for
the vigilance of Policeman Crimson, of
the ltth and Winter streets station. Tho
policeman arrested him Just as he was
pteparlng to leave the store.
The man, who said his name was Sid
ney Selbert, of Filbert street near 13th,
Is 18 years old. Several days ago ha
came from Baltimore In search of work.
He used an Iron hitching block to break
open a rear door of the place, according
to tho police.
Break in Water Main Repaired
The sixty-second break that has oc
curcd the last IS years In the ,30-liich
water main on llartwell avenue was re
paired at 1 o'clock this morning. The
main carries filtered water from Upper
lloxborough to hlghere parts of Mount
Airy aid Chestnut Hill. The break oc
curred yesterday near the Philadelphia
Crlrket Club The water supply was shut
on beloro any great damage was done
and a supply was furnished from other
Flower Market in Square
A tower market Is t ' conduoted In
Rlttenhouse Square aga Iw bpring by
Mrs. George Gordon Meac .urge. Mrs.
I.arge has been promised the support of
all those who helped In the work last
year. She already has obta'ned the per
mit from the city, and Mayor and Mrs.
Blankenurbg have volunteered their
Will Illustrate "Camp-fire" Stories
Mrs. Florence K. Payne nill elve a
talk on "The Kind of Stories Told Around
the Campflre" at a meeting elf the Story
Tellers League at the Girls' Normal
School this afternoon. Illustrating fter
talk, atorlea will be told by these Camp
Fire Girls. Miss Beatrice Wlest, Miss
Rosemary Wlnslow. Miss Ganaanna geg.
ler and Mix Mtlnor Bailey
"Little Mother" Wants to Lire
Dorothy Farr, the 12-year-old "little
mother," who, tired of the worry and
care of keeping her mother's family to
gether, took poison last week, now wants
to live. With this brighter outlook on
life has come u decided Improvement In
her condition at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Dorothy attempted suicide at her home,
ISCa North Ettlng street. Wednesday,
and for several days her life hung In the
balance Yesterday she was visited by
her father, sister and brother.
Would Arrest Slovenly Wives
BOSTON, March 8. Women who do
not keep their homes In order ought to
be Bubject to arrest, as well as the man
who becomes Intoxicated, In the opinion
of Albert J. Sargeant, chief probation
officer of the Boston Municipal Court.
"If a can deserts his wife she can
have Jilm arrested, und yet the wife
can neglect her home until she drives
the man to drink and go unpunished,"
said Mr. Sargeant.
CHICKS HATCHED UNDER SNOW
Hen Persists in Job, Despite Unfavor
WINSTED, Conn., March 8. Hatching
chickens In a snowball g the latest
achievement of Frit von Stelger, living
on Platte Hill. One month ago one
of Ills hens wanted to set. Fritz, or
rather his henhouse, wasn't prepared for
the event. He ducked the hen in Ice
water and tried other methods to break
her of the habit, but to no ayill.
Twenty-two days ago Frits took 12
eggfl. a can filled with cracked corn, an
other can tilled with 'water, and with the
hen placed them under a wooden box
outdoors aud then covered the box with
snow. When he removed the snow he
found the hen and 10 chicks, all doing
Free Hospital for Consumptives
Officers' reports of the Free Hospital
for Poor Consumptives and White Haven
Sanatorium Association will be presented
at the annual meeting this afternoon. A
Board of Directors for the ensuing year
will be elected The meeting will b held
at the oftlee of tha corporation, aw South
Proposed Amendment Extends Coun-
cilmen's Terms to Four Years.
HARRISBURG, March 8. A bill will
be Introduced in the Legislature this week
to nmend the third class city commission
form of government by Increasing tho
teams of Councilmen from two to four
It Is understood this measure will have
the support of Senator Clark, of Erie,
who already had in the Senate a bill pro
viding for a number of amendments to
the law of 1313 recommended by the third
class city solicitors of the State.
WRITER ENDS LIFE WITH GAS
NEW YORK, March 8.-Grace Eton
Ewlng, magazine writer and former
tencher at the Rand Sclionl of Snii
Science, HO East 19th street, was found
dead In her room, nt 211 East 19th streec,
yesterday. She had committed suicide
with gas. She left a will, covering four
pages. In which she asked that certain
effects be given to friends, while others
bo sold to pay her debts, which were for
room rent, magazine bills and other
The woman was a student of psychol
ogy and an ardent suffragist.
Merchant Crazed by Sea Voyage
NEW YORK, March 8. Theodore Kun
dlg, a dry goods merchant of Buenos
Alree, whom a sea trip apparently had
crazed, was sent back yesterday on the
Byron to Argentina. It was reported at
tir ne was an agent tor a belligerent
He traveled with a Swiss passport, and
said ha was on his way to visit his aged
mother in Switzerland. He came aboard
with 11000 and a letter or credit on New
York for $2000. After the. Bhln nm i
Bea he began to act strangely, announc
ing to the passengers thut he Intended to
buy the island of Trinidad and present
It to tho German Emperor,
Prize Fire Horse Dies In Harness
The firemen of Engine Company No
are grief-stricken today over the death
of "Cheyenne," for the past nine years
one of the prize Are horses of this city
The animal made his last run yesterday
and dropped dead shortly before o'clock
as he pulled up at a Are at 906 South Sd
Btreet. The engine was responding to an
alarm from the house of M, D, Chakov.
The damage was slight.
Bomb Found at Barber'a Door
NEW YORK, March 8.-A crude but
powerful bomb was found yesterday by
Joseph Pippla, a barber, as he opened the
shop of Frank Raxza. his employer, at
930 2d avenue, for business. It waa a
case of sheet Iron about ten inches Jons
and three Inches wide, wrapped with
nazza told the police he had no idea
who would blow up his place or "why
He bad no enemies, he said.
SUPPORT NARBERTH Y. M. & A,
Main Line Residents Will Not Permit
Abolition of Association.
Plans on nn elaborate ecale are oelnr
carried' out for tho tehabilltation of the i
headquarters of the Young Men's ChrU-Jr
tlon.i Association at Narberth, vWck.'g
came near closing Its doors on Jannarra
1. Although the institution Is still facinj'Si
a big debt, residents of the thrlvlnsMalaS
Line community have decided that "W
mortgage on the property should be vripaf,,
out. With this object In view, the re-J!
liglous and civic organizations of JiSj
township have united In a movements
raise funds and revive Interest In tot
The headquarters have now been m4j
the central meeting point of the Com-.gj
munitv Blbl,. (7tna hn Wnmnn'a Tnm.
munlty Club. Narberth Woman SuffruJ
Chapter, the Child Life Chapter and ttiV
uins- Athletic Club. Gymnasium classes
have been formed and as a result of Ua
united campaign now under way It Is pre
dicted the association will be free of dell-
In a few weeks. The T. M. C. A. will Ui
utilized as a community centre and most
hf the Imnnrtnnt ovnta nt thn town witlj1
be given there. ,.j
Cr"IlrvrI tit o innnnmn i
uuuvuu ijiulio ji-rnJiav j
Aggregate of $1,009,195 Incluiesj
Salary and Improvement Funds, 'f
Bills aggregating J1.0OD.193.2S for ttiy
month of February were approved todtfSS
by tho Finance Committee of the Board "
or uuucatlon. )
The amount includes (061,863.81 for. J
salaries of teachers and Janitors In tit
suburbs, school gardens and pUj-. 1
grounds, and for the clerical force: W '
630.63 for materials nnd supplies; puail
for repairs; J16,G97.00 for equipment; Iffl,- i
807.30 for payment on purchase of sites j
and on new school buildings In cours oiM
construction; $129,S05.12 for quarterlrij
payments on accounts nt tha slnlunrn
ported $2,705,693,15 of school funds on ban, f
Including- uncollected orders. The amount
is deposited aa follows; i
Central National Bfnk ,325,00lWj
Franklin VnMnnol Itrtnb- . "MOM
Market Street National 13 ink!. . 2WW.W
rennayiyama company ror in&ur-
nnrpi nn T.I v nnH Hrnntlnv An
nultlea ... . . .. 700.MO.M
Commercial Truat Company, .,,... 300,CJS
Cash tn treasurer's hands... .,. SO.eOdll,
ELECTRICIAN FOILS RODDERS
Baroneas Accused of Forgery
WILMINGTON, PeL. March 8.-afore
Magistrate Buckley today a woman giv
ing the name of Baroness SImone de.
Bonnecaze was held under 360Q ball for
a hearing on Wednesday on a chuno of
forging the name of Francis I. du Pont
to a check for $1000. The haroncss was
employed In tit du Pont family as a
Frenth governess until last Mas. Th.
cliWk ws easiMd February 33.
Refuses to Extinguish
Town to Further Raid,
NEV7 YORK, March 8. Three maskaj
men, who Intended to rob the tax ccO
lectors safe, the two hotels and numerv
ous residences In Park Ridge, N, J com;
manded Edward Oriesch, the young eW
trlclan in charcre of the munlclDal clad
trio light plant, to turn off the Un"L
throughout the borough early yesterday
Grelsch refused tn do ao and vM
beaten, bound, gagged and robbed, &Vt
It is believed he Bayed the town
a raid by desperate robbers.
RERGDOLL CASE POSTfONED
vTha case acralnst Orover Clew"1
v. ,.. ...." . . ,.i fS1
jiargooii, millionaire auioraouuo ""
and aeronaut, of this city, charged wfaj
operating an automobile without a. prop
license, was postponed lor tne tmra i
in Norristown tnilav. .
Bergdolt'a attorney called two pb)'jl
ferlng from acute grippe, contracted s
ter he returned from Ban "
where he was Injured when his. auton
hltA llnHfft Hitrlnir n fr-ln! run arOUtld I
automobile ruce course at the exposltw
grounds. The case will be nearw
March 11. IS.
April 1. 19. May 19, SO and SI
$10.60 512.00 $13.00
(According to hotel l(-td
All nouaaaro pn frora rw
FroporttuouU fare frgu plh poi 3
DeacrlDtiv folder on reoufsi to T B "
Barelta. OIv. Jaa. At lJ cb-i
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