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EPARGES BUT FAIL
AT OTHER POINTS
Wi.u a wnifla Suffer
I Frightful Losses as
w'rt.nei Avo TTnvnprl
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Back in Woevre.
Kaiser's Troops Lose Important
fOSlUUll, xjuu """" " i
Foo Checked Near Flirey
and at Combres Heights.
Offensive Less Vigorous.
fl.riK RcDorts Fifteen Counter At-
m tsrks at Montmnre Woods Rc-
M.ii1 nnd Advanced Positions in
fi Allly Wood Maintained Say
Champagne Trendies netaKcn.
Suffering heavy losses, but Infilct-
liig greater ones upon tno uermano,
L. vmnch have driven the Kaiser's
:roop3 from Lea Eparges, making fur
ther Inroads, upon the flanka of the
fgreat German wedge In the Woevre.
This town dominates iim piuina 01
the Woevre and clears the way for
v7.w nrlvances towards Metz, whllo
F'atlhe same time threatening to cut
i'"dff tho troops at the apex of the Ger
t'man triangle resting upon St. Mlhlel.
i Tho French olflclal report admits
he stubborn resistance of the In
vaders and says that tho captured
trenches were literally filled with dead
' At several other points in this dls-
frlst tho French report the Germans
.making desperate counter - attacks.
Fifteen tlmc3 they tried to wrest
trenches In the Montmare Woods from
the French, but were repulsed each
,tlme. At Allly the French maintained
their advanced positions despite des
't Berlin reports that attacks of tho
French have been repulsed with heavy
flosses at, Flirey, on the Ailly-Apremont
front, and at Combre Heights, north
Vf 6(. Mlhlel.
g -The Russians raiding the Car-
'pathlans have- been halted at the
'strong Austrian positions on the west
ern slopes, according to an official re
port from Vienna. The drive on tho
Important railway centre of Bartfeld,
MjjfuWTaryv Jiag been checked, tho
Ountluded op ""w Three, Column l'lve
rFire Threaiens Clifton Heights
&Tije" business section of Clifton Heights
lwi threatened by fire early this morn-
fins when the two-story frame plaster
Irtop of Joseph Prendervllle, In the rear
&f the Robert Holt Building, was de-
RtUoyed. The Holt Building and the
KTiwpias McAleese Building, which ad
joins It, also were damaged. The prompt
Fiction of the firemen In sendlnir calls for
Fill to Lansdowne, Swarthmore, Darby
H Media prevented a further spread of
There was almost no weather talk In
the, paper today. And now that we are
started, we are not at all certain we will
in to the end. Our head feels as If It
Ijera upsldedown and turned backwards.
JU more than obvious that our left foot
Inhere our right should be and vice
J. Our knees are like a bouncing
Prior board. With the "misery" doing
Its worse we are supremely conscious of
lT?ry portion of our anatomv. tVn would
Jwnothlng better. If we were in a state
i,like anything, than to settle down In
fill armchair and remain there In.
lately. Nor once there do we be-
!& n earthquake could ntlr us. We
m prlng fever.
that's enough for today!
for PMIadelphfo and vicinity; JPart-
Idoudl toninht and Ri,rh,,i nmh.
icith showers; not quite so warm
fVi fresh south winds.
Igor details, see page S.-
I' Observation at Thiladelphla
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IK On the Pacific Coast
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win tomorrow " r:""-""-.!: I'm
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SWALLOWS A TOOT!;
SUES DENTIST FOR $20,000
Man Treated for Various Ailments
Before Troublo Wns Discovered.
NEW YORK. April lO.-SwallowIng of
a wisdom tooth by a dentist's patient wns
a basis of a $20,000 damage suit brought
In tho Supreme Court today against Dr,
cr!?..,,, AIclsTellte. of Bayonne, N. J.,
by llllntn B. Peck, a draftsman.
Peck said he went to McNelllo In 1311 to
havo thfl tnnMi nvtfn,.farl nM.l .i.iia .....,-
anesthetics tho tooth dropped down his I
i.i.uui mm Kiagca in nis oronchlal tubes,
Soon afterward he had continual and vlo
lentcranipliiB spells. Various pliynlclnn
diagnosed his trouble as tuberculosis,
pneumonia and bronchitis, His weight
dwindled from 208 to 110.
During an operation by Dr H R. M
Landls, of Philadelphia, for "pneumonia,"
tho tooth was discovered and removed,
Tho dentist filed a general denial and
said tho Incident occurred, If at all, too
long ago for Peck to recover damages.
FIGHTS SHERIFF HERE
Fred Mace, Served With
Attachment on Detec
tives' Claim for Watch
ing Wife's Actions, Locks
Himself Up on Train.
Fred Mncc, photoplay - magnate. New
York sporting man and tho odlclal an
nouncer at tho Wlllard-Johnson cham
pionship light nt Havana, locked himself
In tho washroom of a Pullman car of the
Pennsylvania Rallroirrt. at the West Phil
adelphia Station today, nfter being served
with an attachment for $182.13 for services
rendered by tho Taylor National Detectlvo
Mace is Interested In the Wlllard-Johnson
fight pictures and his share of the
promotion of the pictures, it is said, will
bo more than 0,000.
Before Maco locked himself up a list
fight occurred on the platform between
him and Deputy Sheriff Umll J. Nell.
Those who witnessed tho fight were Jess
Wlllard. the new champion; Tom Jones,
Tex O'Rourke and a crowd of fight fans,
who had assembled at tho station to wel
come Wlllard to Philadelphia
The serving of tho Sheriff's papers was
tho result of a chase of more than BOOO
miles. Tho plaintiff in the suit Is John
B. Taylor, former superintendent of po
lice of this city.
According to Taylor, who now Is tho
head of the detective agency, he was en
gaged on July 15, 131-1. to obtain evidence
against Maco's wife.
WAITED FOR MACE'S TRAIN.
Mace was married several years ago to
Gertrude Johnson, the daughter of T.
Johnson, a millionaire and known as the
"King of the BUI Posters." The wedding
took place In New York following a
When the car containing Mace, who
was seated In the same coach with Tom
Jones, Jes Wlllard and other sporting
men, rcuched the West Philadelphia sta
tion, Deputy Sheriff Nell and Detectives
James Corcoran and Edward Exley were
on the platform. Jess Wlllard and Tom
Jones were tho first persons to alight.
They were followed by Mace. Mace had
Just reached the waiting room when
Deputy Sheriff Nell approached him.
"I have a telegram for you, Mr. Mace,"
SERVED WITH ATTACHMENT.
"I hope It Is good news," replied Mace.
Deputy Sheriff Nell gave no answer. He
brought forth a copy of the attachment
and handed It to Mace.
Mace read tho document. He threw It
Concluded on 1'ago Tiro, Column Tito
ON STOCK EXCHANGE
Frenzied Wall Street Brokers
Fought to Execute Orders.
Prices Broke After Initial
NEW YORK. April 10. Wildest scenes
of the stock markets were rivaled today
In the frenzy of a short two-hour Sat
urday session. The floor attendance was
the largest In months. Piercing, deafen
ing din swept out to Wall street. Brok
ers literally fought their way to pasts
to execute orders.
The scramble In the Stock Exchange
was duplicated In the Consolidated. The
riot spread to the curb market. Specta
tors thronged all markets to view tha
scenes, unparalleled for almost a year.
United States Steel was the storm centre
and huge blocks changed hands. Ad
vances ranging from a fraction to nearly
3 points at the opening brought heavy
realizing sales and prices broke under
the abundance of ' offerings. Bethlehem
Steel fell S points.
Supporting orders appeared before the
close, however, and the market became
steadier. In all nearly 900,000 shares
changed hands during the two hours of
trading, an almost record-breaking Satur
day, The fluctuations of Individual Is
sues will be found on the financial page.
EVEN KANSAS MOVIES "DRY"
Censorship in Prohibition State to Be
TOPEKA. April 10. Even the movies
must be dry In prohibition Kansas. The
visitor In the State is not to have his
appetite stirred by the sight of a bar in
action In a picture show, nor are Kansas
children to see in pictures what they
can't see In their home town.
Beginning Monday, movies for Kansas
will be censored. W. D. Ross. State Su
perintendent of Education, Is chief censor.
He says he also Intends to put the ban
on iplt"res showing crime.
Samuel D, Lit on Governor's Staff
HARRIBBURO. April W.-Samuel D.
. .. nuiu.iniiia hiii hiin reanDOlnt-
ed by Governor Brumbaugh to be a. mem-
r '- .. .- Qn ulh tha rant
br of tne uovtmuf" ui... . "-;
of lieutenant colonel Jn the National
, Ti.HHDiv.nla fontanel Lit was
one of four Pfilladelphlans who were
members of me t '""; ""
to 'be reappointed by Governor Brura
ri " a.i.1 ih.n. James Blvenon.
ST Thorns MurpbYlnO ' BenJamia
Jess Wlllard slipped quietly into
picture was taken. Tho contrast
NOW IN CELLS BEHIND
Four of Five Convicted
Men Surrender Them
selves to United States
'Court, Protesting Time
Will Prove Innocence.
The ponderous Iron door of the Eastern
Penitentiary closed early this afternoon
on four officials of the great International
Lumber Company swindle. John R.
Markley, Isaiah B. Miller, Colonel Albert
O Stewart and Charles H. McMahon.
Their last word before entering the gray
walled prison was through Colonel Stew
art. He went to Jail protesting the
Innocence of himself and his associates,
and predicting that time would prove
Markley, Miller, Stewart and McMahon
went through the worst of their ordeal
In the one hour preceding their start from
the Federat Building with United States
Deputy Marshals Kelly, Kenny and Mc
Caffrey. Formal papers of commitment
were being drawn up. The four men
were occupying a cell for tho first time.
They were put Into tho little square
room with a steel-barred door In a corner
of the Marshal's office shortly after U
o'clock to wait for these papers. A few
moments later a woman, veiled, entered
quietly and spoke to one of the deputy
marshals. He bowed respectfully and es
corted her to the bench Just outside the
The woman was Miller's wife. She
lifted her veil and talked to her husband
and the other men quietly. There were
tears In her eys and hr voice was husky,
but she made a desperate effort to hide
her grief arid cheer up her husband. He,
Concluded on rain Three, Column Three
GET OUT YOUR GAYEST "GLAD
RAGS" FOR THE PARADE TODAY
Post-Easter Fashion Carnival Will Be
Merry One, They Say,
Rainbow colors sura will reign
From hat to shoes, they say;
Easter thus will come again
In the big- parade today.
Get out your violet shoes and your Indigo
Vest, to that add a heliotrope shirt and a
rose-pink tie. Top this off with an azure
blue Fedora with a salmon-colored band,
and connect the extreme points with a
It has been decided to have a post
Easter parade over the following route;
From 8th street up Chestnut o 16th, to
Walnut, around Rlttenhouse Square, coun
termarch on Walnut to Broad, to Market,
to 8th, to Chestnut and disband.
Those who are going to the shore can
ride to the ferry from the point of dis
The weather today will stand the light
est colors and fabrics, but the sun sh6ws
Indications of being unrelenting, so go
prepared to brave Its rays. It la hinted
that there will be parasols In the grand
procession, so try to spring a surprise or
two with the others.
Extreme are not considered abnormal
today, so bring forth your dreamiest se
crets and start the pace. And this Is
confidential we have beard that several
of the. regular youths are coming out in,
eh oft pants, or, p be correct, knickers
ARRIVES IN TOWN
tho city today, getting off at the West
in the size of the champion and that
CROWDS HAH WILLARD
ON CHESTNUT STREET;
TO BOX HERE TONIGHT
Champion Fighter Almost
Mobbed by Cheering
Throng as He Venturis
From Hotel Appears at
National Club at 8:15.
"Gee! that wus tome crowd." Jess
Wlllard, champion heavyweight boxer
of the .world had Just escaped a mob on
Chestnut street nnd was regaining his
breath in tho Adelphla Hotel.
The Kansas cowboy, now the Idol of
the fight world, urrlved In this city at 11
o'clock this morning to fill his engage
ment at the National Athletic Club to
night. He came unheralded. But that
was designed. Experiences in Washing
ton and Baltimore had taught Tom Jones,
manager for the new champion, that tho
flght-lovlng populace were not at all par
ticular as to the manner In which they
handled a world hero.
In fact, while In Baltimore Jess Wll
lard barely escaped with a whole skin,
and some of that was exposed to public
gaze. The crowds did not seem to mind,
Just so they sot some kind of souvenir,
whether It was a piece of the fighter's
trousers or not.
At about noon today, Wlllard ventured
his massive head and still more massive
body outside his hotel. He wanted a new
hat, and of course he wan(ed to get It In
Philadelphia. So he thought Just tho
short distance across the street to Stet
son's would not be too long a Journey
for a poor, unprotected hero. But he
found out differently. Somebody whis
pered Wtllard's name, and by the time he
had made his purchase and had adorned
himself with a new headpiece, Chestnut
street was blocked by a mass of scram
There was not a chance. Wlllard, cham
pion fighter of the world though he Is,
could not have made the trip back to his
hotel alone. Mounted police had to
charge the crowd on the sidewalk and
make way for the fighter. At the signal,
Wlllard ducked' and sprinted across the
street, while the great crowd cheered
Wlllard, In his ropm at the Adelphla de
clared he was pleased to be back in
Concluded on Page Twelve, Column Six
STEEL CORPORATION REPORTS
S3IALLER UNFILLED TONNAGE
Total at End of March Was 4,255,749
Decrease of 89,6224
NEW YORK, April 10,-The United
States Steel Corporation today reported
the total amount of unfilled orders on its
books on March 31 as 4,365,749 tons, against
1,315.371 tons on February J8, a decrease
of ,89,623 tons.
A comparison of the unfilled tonnage with
previous reports jonow;
August . .
Ostotwr . .
Bead today interesting" jgrtlrle on "fact
YsfStt FftlUd" on 3. ap.
TO VISIT FRIENDS
Philadelphia station, where this
of his surrounding admirers is
TOOTHLESS' BILL VETO
HOUSING VICTORY FOR
Governor's Action Is Hail-,
ed by Workers for Cor
rection of Tenement
Evils as Opening Way for
Governor Brumbaugh's last-minute veto
of the GranBback "toothless" housing bill,
at Harrlsburg Inst night, has caused a
deep stir In political circles In this city.
Tho killing of the measure, framed to
permit Councils to evade compliance with
tho Philadelphia Housing Code of 1913
and to substitute a law acceptable to the
Organization, was hailed toduy as a sig
nal Nlctory for the Blankenburg adminis
tration and for social and church workers
who fought the GranBback bill.
Organization Councllmon who went to
Harrlsburg on Thursday to ask the Gov
ernor to sign the bill, for the most part
declined to make any comment on the
Governor's action. They made no at
tempts, however, to conceal the fact that
It waB very displeasing to them.
Governor Brumbaugh, In vetoing the
measure, pointed out that the 1913 law
had not been enforced and for that rea
son no fair opinion as to Its operation
could be formed. In scoring the utter
defiance of Councils In repeatedly refusing
to enforce the law, the Governor said:
'The health of the pcoplo should no
longer be Jeopardized by delay."
Director Zlegler, of the Department of
Public Health nnd Charities, uho ap
peared at Harrlsburg on Thursday, to
day expressed his approval of the Gov
"The opponents of the act of 1913 Bhould
stipulate definitely their objections to that
measure, and If their objections would not
emasculate tho act entirely, there Is no
doubt In my mind that their suggestions
would be received in a conciliatory spirit
by the advocates of the measure nnd
given every consideration," said Dr, Zleg
ler. Instant conference by both aides and
agreement upon a bill which will be en
forceable and which will give Philadel
phia a housing code of the most advanced
nature was urged by the Governor. In
the event of no agreement being reached,
ho said that a repealer was now before
the Legislature which would throw the
city back upon the old code if passed.
The fact that politics and enmity to
Concluded on rage Tito, Column rito
FIRE SWEEPS WORLD'S
Tobacco Plant Wrecked in Liverpool,
LIVERPOOL. Eng April 10, The Stan,
ley Dock tobacco warehouse, the largest
In the world, was swept by fire today.
There were 60,000 casks of tobacco In the
building when the Are started. The flames
spread rapidly, carried by a high wtnd,
and a number of ships anchored nearby
had to be moved out of the danger zone.
The loss is estimated at 11.260,000.
VATICAN DENIES PEACE RUftlOR
ROME. April 10. The Osservatore Ro
mano, olflclal organ of the Vatican, today
formally denied the report that the Holy
See had ben asked by Austria, to use
it good offices to obtain peace proposals.
Rumors. Inspired by the Pope's an
nounced dwlra of ending hostllltlaa, have
been particularly persistent during the
last week that Austria, war interceding
for peace through the medium of the
'AUSTRIANS "ATTACK SL'AVS ON RUMANIAN FRONTIER
BUOHAItEST, April lO.Two Austrian armored trains attacked
tho Russian position nt Bojan, about n mile from the Rumanian
frontier, Imt were driven off, nccordhijr to word received here. The
Slav nitllicry completely dcstioycd one of the trains and forced the
I'liiti io ictlto after inflicting heavy casualties oh tile nltnckltijr force.
004. GERMAN NAVAL OFFICERS LOST
COPENHAGEN, April 10. Nine hundred nnd four offlcors.ln
tho German navy, not counting thoso who "wont down ,with tho
, Blcuchor, havo been killed In action, according to fljjuroo'lssuotliby'
v Iho Adnilrultsj iu Berlin today. j
AGED MAN RON DOWN BY WAGON
A runaway teum, drawing a heavy ice wagon, this afternoon
knocked down and bevcrcly injured Benjamin Crowe, 72 years old,
who was standing on his own doorstep, at 12033 Rush, utrcct. Tho
man vrau tuken to (ho Episcopal Hospital, where he-is In u-Ecrioua
GERftlAN PEACE TALK CALLED "PLANT"
WASHINGTON, April 10. That the "peace story" now being exploited
throughout the United States Is a "plant" by tho German Government, was the
report In official circles today. It Is said Germany has revived the peace talkr
because she wishes to sound the full strength of the Triple 'Entente.
Germany is basing this propaganda, according to reports In Washington, on
the belief that tho war must last for several years longer unless peace "be "con
cluded toon. She has no doubt of her ability to continue a defensive warfare
but Is said to believe that when France and England begin their new operations
on the western front they will be committed to a fight to the bitter end.
CARGO OF AMERICAN COTTON BURNS AT NAPLES
NAPLES, April 10. Ten thousand bales of American cotton In the hold of the
American steamship San Guglleinro were destroyed by fire today. The loss la
MISTOOK IODINE FOR COUGH MEDICINE
Frank Warren. 10 years old, Is in St. Joseph's Hospital as a result of swallowing
Iodine, which he mistook in the dark for cough mixture, at his home, 1620 Nbrth
Broad street. Other members of the family notified the hospital and he was hurried
to the receiving ward In the ambulance. The stomach pump was used and It Is ex
pected that Warren will recover, although he drank a large quantity of tho iodine be
fore discovering his mistake late lubt night
SCHOONER ASHORE ON BARNEGAT BAR
SANDY HOOK. N. J., April 10. The schooner Flora A. KJmball, from Mor
gan city. La., for New York, with a cargo of lumber, Btruck on Barnegat Bar
today. Seven members of the crew were brought ashore In a lifeboat, The ves
sel is not in a dangerous position.
POLICE NET SPREAD FOR SHOOTER
The police of this city have asked the authorities In Baltimore to hold .David
Bender, alias Daniel Martell, arrested In that city after a thrilling chase lntaxlcabs,
for extradition to Philadelphia, where he Is wanted for tho shooting of a player in a
poolroom and a policeman who attempted to arrest htm.
FIRE IN BUTTON FACTORY CAUSES ?3000 LOSS
Fire did about J3000 damage to the plant of the Imperial Button Company, third
floor of the building on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Vine streets, early to
day. Water damaged furniture and fixtures of the Alsover Express Company, on the
flrat floor, to the extent of 300 or 1100. The seuuud floor of the three-story hrlck
building was vacant. The origin of the fire Is a mystery.
PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH LOESSLER DIES
BERLIN, April 10. Prof. Frledrlch Loessler. discoverer of diphtheria bacillus,
SCHOONER ABANDONED AT SEA; CREW SAVED
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., April 10. The American schooner William R. Huston ha
been abandoned at sea. The schooner Ada Peard reported by wireless to the Cape
Race station today that she has on board seven members of the Huston's crew.
JITNEY ARRIVES IN MANAYUNK
Manayunk had Its first Jitney bus this morning. It runs from Levering and
Main streets to City Hall. The fate Is 10 cents. One of the first passengers was
POPE ORDERS "PEACE PRAYER" RECITED IN CHURCHES
ROME, April 10. Pope Benedict XV today ordeied his "peace prayer" recited
In all Roman Catholic churches throughout the month of May. At the eAPie time
the right has been granted to the bishops to interpret the prayer and translate It
in such a way that Its recital will not offend patriotic Catholics of the warring nations.
EXCHANGE SEATS SOAR
Membership in Wall Street Rises as
NEW YORK. April 10.-The recent up,
ward Bwlng and expansion in the stock
market Is responsible for a sharp ad
vance In seats on the Stock Exchange.
On Wednesday of this week a seat
changed hands at J19.W. and now a mem
bershlp has eold for $50,000, the highest
price in a long while.
When the Stock Exchange closed on
July 30 the price of membership declined
and gradually became cheaper, until In
October a seat sold for S31.000, Just J16.O0O
below the last sale price. Predictions are
being made that it the present advanc
ing tendency continue the price of seat
will rise even further.
British Heir Acts as Messenger
LONDON. April 10,-The Prince of
Wales arrived from the front today bear
ing important military dispatches from
Sir Jena French, to Earl Kltcbener. Sec
retary of State, for War.
The Kensingtnnian Says:
.Mttle UvvMe McGpver.n is again ajumd
ing Ms Sundays out at Bala. What's tht
attraction, Euchre I
LOST AND SOUND
LOST B.tteen 13th and Itlintr nnd -13th. and
Chestnut, on 13th t car and from 13th and
Chestnut to Sth. pair large diamond earrings
?S2, n.t -!5n,l!?!?.n:5 " ring, HMurn
. ,iiu,i , snafu.
LOST A amall black-and-tan dog-, whlto spot
on breast, answers to tho cams of NeU. Re
ward If returned to 120 W. Seymour it.,
LOST Neighborhood ISth and
Maiteae terrier, called "fat-"
turned to 1821 Spruce.
Heward If je-
LOST-Small gold box IriitlaTa F. E. L.; be
tueen Broad aniT 11th tu Chestnut. Return
to 1026 Spruce Suitable reward.
LOST Small gold box laltlahi F. E. L.; b
tueen Broad and lltb, la '"tllaut. Retura
to 1035 Spruce Sullxbla reard.
LOST Prom 4137 Leldy stve.. " smST "wi'Ha
French poodle pup. If m.- April Sth. H
werd Fhou. Belmont 1777
LPMT Near Newtown Bqur, Pa., a amatl
brona rrklnes doc fttward if rUira4 ut
II H Battles, Newtown Square.
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