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TO HIS DEATH
JBlectrocution Last of
Five in Payment for
CThree Years Ago.
Foltee Lieutenant, in Death
Statement, Glorifies His
I Wife's Courage Denying
Guilt, He Forgives Those
,Who Caused Hia Death.
it's. Becker Will Not Rest Until Sho
W.'.Xtna TTnrnvprrrl flnnftnirnnv Acrninnt
.Her Husband Three Shocks Sent
Through Condemned Man's Body.
r, Pronounced Dead at 5:63.
fBpCKER EULOGIZES WIFE
t IN HIS DEATH STATEMENT
' J proclaim my absolute innocence
of the foul crime for which I must
' Man Almhhtu God. vardon every
lone who has contributed, in any
degree, to my untimely death.
grave, I declare to the world that I
am proud to have been the husband
of the purest, noblest woman that
ever lived Helen Decker. This
acknowledgment is the only legacy
I leave her.
I bid you all good-by. Father, I
am ready to go. Amen.
OSSINING. N. T.. July 30.-CharIes
lintUfT. farmer Czar of New York City's
Ktenderloln. and tho most feared official of
What City's police, was electrocuted in
BiBIn? Slrig prison at o:w4 ociock mis
ifrriornlne for the murder of Herman
IMBockcr entered the death chair protest
ing his Innocence. Even as no was oeins
Strapped to the Instrument of death, the
MJomed man leaned close to the Jtev.
pather Curry, one or tne two priests
Krai? accompanied him, and whispered:
Father, bear this message to my wire
nd frjehds: I am not guilty by- deed or
RoMplracy, or In any other way, or tne
iu&ui of ticrmat; obwiuiu. " -
Bed for my rrienas.
Fecker' entered the death, chair at 5:43'
5inoif. nnfl jit B:E3 he was dead, navmc
paid" the penalty top his crime In the' same
. Miir in nhirii tha four Vounir gunmen,
executed ig. montns ago.
A. little more than oh hour before he
went to his doom, a dying statement
wjilch Becker had -written was- made pub
lic in this statement the former police
lieutenant made emphatic declaration of
hla Innocence, and paid his final tribute
srto his loyl and devoted wife, who has
Rspefit tha last three years fighting tor
smcr nunoanaa me.
"T PROCLAIM MT INNOCENCE."
Becker's dying statement follows:
" "Gentlemen. I stand before you n my
Bfull senses, knowing that no power on
gearth can save mo from the grave that
Its to receive me. In the face of that, In
ithe teeth of those who condemned me
land n the presence of my God and your
Goa. I Droclalm my aosoiute innocence
Hot the foul crime for which I must die. L
S;"r asi prtouo op helen becker."
"You are now about to witness my de
struction by the State which is organ
ised to protect the lives of the Innocent
BMay Almighty God pardon every One who
ihas contributed in any aegree to my un
itlmely death. And now. on the brink of
tny grave, I declare to the worm tnat
lam proud to have Been tne nusDana ot
the -purest, noblest -woman that ever uvea
i-'Thla acknowledgment Is the only leg-
icy I leave her, I ma you ail gooa-Dy.
Father. I am ready to go. Amen."
Jirs, Becker crusnea ny tne mow, out
ndaunted In spirit, was In her home in
INtw York when her husband was put
t death. Immediately after Becker had
W?n executed the following statement
prepared by his wife was made public
WIPE TO CONTINUE FIGHT,
"I shall never reat until I have exposed
the methods used to convict my husband.
ElVhether he was guilty or Innocent, there
fcfss. no Justification for the means em-
Pjoyeo. to convict nirn. in an mo w
wars of our marnea me i never nw
gecaslon once to regret I was his wife, I
Wjuld rather have lost all the otner mem-
rs of my family, aear as tney are o
at, than Charlie.
Et'He was not an angel-he never made
Continued on rage Two, Column Ono
.OT TO DYNAMITE Bid
NEW YORK DAM, RUMORED
Herman Reservist Threatens to Blow
Up Delta Dam, Near Utica.
BTIOA. v. Y.. July SO. Rumors or a.
3ot to dynamite the great Delta Pam.
Ucb is to be used as a leecer -
tea canal, and which 1 situated IS
Bles, north of this city, startled resi
sts ot Utica and Rome today.
I renort from Delta stated that a, Ger-
m reservist from St Louis, now a reel-
n of Rome, was unaer suspicion oe
uii. n. ..Hajari thrpntit made by him
fit he intended to blow up the dam and
1 the Mohawfc valley, Bpeii vv"'
i bav been sworn In and are guarding
Delta Dam. A special guard isaiso
RIP maintain, n, nfi llinQKlOr 4JUfJ.
Mi last night great sarchlljrhts played
ffo the dam to guarq agaimi. aip
I blow it up. Orders were given to kp
IIS off th laKe until iufiu "'
irolK . worklmr in eight-hour shifts
the Delta Dam, which haa beeq oar'
xamtned for time fuses or eiotii
aecttons with dynamite oeas. ilia
aJo baa date iva at worn.
For PkiladtlpkUt d vmntty
rtly ctoudy tonight and Saturday,
probably oeeatumu tkundtr-
ur$; not mucn cowtye iiw-
lt'nt laitabte winds, MoatJy
CITY BROILS; FOUR OVERCOME
One Woman Prostrated Rain May
End High Humidity.
Four persons, one a woman, were over
come by the heat today, which wag
marked by excessivo humidity.
Those overcome ares
MARGARET KtNNEa, S3 years ola of fiJJS
Ld. streets overcome at fid street and
Com?.JiF1'AIND,' 20 "on street, of
h?i iViW02?- ..'!. ovtreome n front of
crth??.S5tyPLBT' 8I Wti old, ot 0118
cedar avnue overcome at 24th and E-
nnMiv'tt'U1- J"' Hospital"
DOMINIC NA1D. 41 yean old, of M2 Kater
n'ooleveftTloM1 6,h "nd Wn '"'
The city sweltered today under a hazy
?.Hy,.?ut ot whlch the u" Blared. The
weather Bureau early predicted a very
warm and very muggy day, similar to
yesterday, and its prophecy was fulfilled.
Hy "oon the temperature had risen to
S3 degrees, and the 89-mark of yesterday
was In danger of being equaled by 3
o clock. It was the heavy humidity that
caused the suffering, however, as tho
temperature Is not abnormally high for
Whatever breeze la stirring cornea from
tho west, and weather ofTlclals said that
chances for showers are good The rain
would bring only temporary relief, they
hastened to add.
MAY BE LAST GERMAN
ANSWER TO U.S. NOTE
Suggestion of Submission
to International Tribunal
Rumored in Berlin Ger
ard Pleased With Confer
ence With Chancellor.
By CARL W. ACKERMAN
BERLIN, July 30.
Germany may suggest that President
Wilson's request for reparation lh tho
loss, of American lives on tho Lusltanla
and a disavowal of a future policy of
promiscuous submarine warfare- be sub
mitted to Tho Hague tribunal.
This was one suggestion coming from
those today who favored a policy o fnot
replying to the latest American note. The
best information obtainable from semi
official channels Is that the Government
has not yet determined definitely whether
the note will be answered.
"I understand Ambassador- Gerard
gained the Impression from his confer
ence yesterday with Chancellor von Bcth
mann-Hollweg that tho note would not
The American Ambassador, ,'as vhe ex
pressed It, "was- personally pleased" after.'
his talk with the 'German Chancellor. He
'It was -generally believed here that'thl?
conferente has materially cleared the German-American
situation. " '
Ambassador Gerard transmitted to
Washington' last night an Important dispatch-
believed to set forth certain views
of tho German Government on submarine
The dispatch was sent after the confer
ence bet)yeen Mr. Gerard and Imperial
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg,- which
took place. Thursday afternoon.
It, is probable that as soon as a reply
Js received frorri Washington another con-1
ference will be held.
WASHINGTON, July 30.
While awaiting the new British note
op the blockade issue which is assuming
greater importance day by day this
Government has Instructed Ambassador
Gerard to demand off Germany reparation
for the destruction of the American
Ambassador Gerard was expected, to
day or Saturday, to present to the Ger
man Government the State Department's
representations questioning the legality
of the Leelanaw's destruction, even
though laden with contraband.
It was learned today that the protests
of American shippers and importers
against the British blockade have become
so numerous and vigorous that the State
Department already has made emphatlo
but Informal representations to the Brit
ish Government. These representations,
however, appear to have been Ineffective
In the main and the situation dally Is be
coming more acute.
The unofficial but vigorous efforts of
Administration officials to obtain for
Contlnued on Face Two, Column Fire I
Gli Austriaci Attaccano Inutil
mente e Lasciano agli Italian!
Telegramml da Roma dlcono che la
battaglla Impegnata tra Italian! ,e aus
triaci davantl a Gorilla, dove le truppe
dl Cadorna attaccano la fortlsslma testa
dt, ponte-, e sul Carso e' dlvenuta vlo
lerjtlsslma. Sul Carso gll austrlact hanno
rlpetutamente attaccato le poslzionl re
centemente conquistato degll dagll Ital
lani. dopo averle bombardato vlgoroia
mente. ma non sono rluscltl che a semi
nar 11 terreno dl centlnala dl Joro roortl
a ferltl e ad easere costantemente re
splntl. Sembra che gll austriaci abblanc,
rlcavuto notevoll rlnforal. c'"'
slonl, consul sperano dt arrestare lavan-
1 NeldifrapapoTto dl lrt -era II genera!.
Cadorna coiBpnlca che gll attaftshl aus
triaoTcontro le potlHon! Italian, sul
clgllone del Carso erano stall respinti e
efe tl nemiao aveva lascto ""
degll itallani In due soil glornl dl bat
taglla ben 1M prlglonnrl.
11 general. Cadorna anuunela pure che
le fow JUliane hanno attaccato gll
austrtaw nelle Vallo dl Cordevole ed
hansTocaupato 11 deellvlo che 8Cnde da,
of dl Lina Ta Pleve dl Llvlnalloago. Oo
raMtaa e contjnua Vavanwta mMya
dl quelle tiupp Jtalape che haarw
Uriw ! naaslare le communleaziosl
!Sh luno.la valle deH, Drava.
(Leggera in 8a pagtna le ultie "
dittafftau ule Serra. la
Ex-French War Chief Wounded.
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sieMimy. ior'r J""11"1 w
i.- Krfiv wounded t ij
I German " u "
AbUag on &
Showers are promised for tonight
weatherman refuses to concede
BY ALLIES' ARMY
URGED BY RUSSIA
sion to Break Dead
lock Awaited by
Great Eastern Power.
LONDON, July .30.
Al. tho.nwspapersere thjsunornlns,
give 'great pfomfne'nee-tb iin 'official state
ment front Fetro'grad that Russia awaits
a Pranco-Brltlsh diversion, which Is In
terpreted as an Intimation from the- great
Eastern Power that It Is time to 'abandon
the Joffre policy if "nibbling 'em" and
deliver a general attack on the western
front In order to force Oermany to re
duce her forces, estimated at 2,000,000,
apart from the Austrlans, facing the Bus
s'lans In the eastern theatre of war.
The Dally Mall gives great prominence
this morning to the following Reuter dis
patch from Petrograd:
"At the beginning of the war Russian
military opinion was divided on whether
Warsaw and the Vistula should be de
fended or not.
"The result has been that Russia has
gained a year before taking up a position
on the front contemplated by themselves
In 1910 and by the Germans as far back
"A British-French diversion is now
"The Duma meets on Sunday, when the
Government wltl acquaint the country
with the military situation."
The Dally Mall's comment Is:
"This appears to be the most signifi
cant message received from Russia since
the beginning of the war. It seems pos
sible that the nature of the statement to
tho Duma will depend upon the communi
cations received from London and Paris.
It is believed that the Petrograd dis
patch la an IntimaUon that Russia also
hopes tor a great battle at the Darda-
Continued on rare XivoColumn 81x
JITNEY RIVALS UNITE
FORCES AND WILL PUT
UP FIGHT FOR LIFE
Warring Associations Bury
Hatchet and Combine
' to Be Filed Today To
Meet on Tuesday.
Rival Jitney associations of this city
merged this afternoqn and thereby pre
vented the'nopular little cars from being
driven from the streets. The bond Of
JSiOO required by Judge Sulzberger to show
good faith will be tiled late today.
Disaster to the Jltndys was averted at
the eleventh hour and when most of the
drivers on the streets were prepared to
turn their cars Into the garage and hunt
for work elsewhere. After the meeting last
night In tho Parkway Building, wbtre
the only important action was the aboli
tion of tb strip tickets, It waa fearad
the eowuniitwf four members from each
association scheduled to meet today wwld
The name of the new aswclatkw will
be tha Unltd Jitney AstooUttoo. Tem
porary oera of the new organisation
are George a Winter, chairman; O. W.
Stout. try and treasurer, and vrm
M. .WttA viae cbalrown-
Bveiy man who hU 0e In either
assaetathm heretofore, and even the
members of the Joint cammlttee of eighty
wlU be required to Up aalde at to
masa-weeting. next Tueaoay nigoi, in i
pirkwBullXg. At thla meettiw tha
Jitney drivers. 1S in number, will be
ikd to nominate the men they want
for the variou ofllcea.
Alter the meeting today, held In the
headquarter of th Auto Service Asso
ciation U North Broad street, it wa
tmmaucd oa Faae teiuaui Fl
and perhnps Saturday, but the
any change in temperature.
BY JUDGE LANDIS
Federal Justice Takes
Most Drastic . Step
Since Inquiries Into
Disaster Began. ,
CHICAGO, July- 30. Federal Judge Lan
dls, . exerclalPEJthewrnf.l.awOJt)er t
toiay 'Issued an order seUlng;'lJi the ham's
pf the United States Government, the
overturned -steamer Eastland, 'on which -more
than 1300 lives were' lost last Satur
day, The action of, Judge Lan'dls was tho
most drastic taken by -any official since
the disaster. It was as unexpected as it
The order placed the Eastland wholly
In the hands of the Federal authorities
and lifted the matter of Investigation and
rescue of bodies from the sunken hull of
the vessel out -of the hands of the Chi
cago police, Cook County and State au
thorities, except in so far as Judge Landls
may direct their activities.
Federal and State officials today Joined
in condemnation of the investigation now
being conducted by Secretary Redfteld.
Assistant State's Attorney M. J. Sullivan,
representing the State Attorney at the
Redfteld Inquiry, announced that he would
demand the right to produce witnesses
to show that the Federal Inspectors were
incompetent. H, R. Harris, Assistant
United Stutes District Attorney, charac
terized the Redfteld hearing as "ridic
ulous." .Mayor Thompson called It a
"farce," .find added that Chicago will con
duct an Investigation that is a real one.
If Secretary Redfteld does not probe
the Eastland disaster to the very bottom,
Congress will-be asked to Investigate the
history, of Federal Inspection Service on
tho Great Lakes, and all other causes that
may have led to the capsizing ot the ex
cursion boat. This threat 'of a congres
sional Investigation was made by Con-
Concluded on Fate Two, Column Seven
Gibboney Advances Argument
That Good Saloonmen Are
Ono of the most Interesting caes In the
history of the License Court In this city
was heard today, when the petition for a
transfer filed by Thomas V. Watson, from
6S59 Germantown a.venue to a site In Lp
gan, came up for consideration.
Watson, admitted by D. Clarence Gib
boney, to be as law-abiding and upright
a saloonkeeper as there Is In Philadel
phia, was urging IiIb transfer against
what waa termed by a leading lawyer
for the liquor Interests, a remonstrance
as logical and well founded as any he
had ever seen.
Residents of Logan were, out In full
force to prutost against the application ot
the saloonkeeper, who wlshaa the Court's
'sanction for the transfer ot his liquor
selling privilege t the southwest corner
of Old York Road, Llndiey and Wlndrlm
avenues. In the heart of the Logan sec
tion. Whan Mr. Gibboney alld for the re
monstrants against WatfM's P4iiUao
nearly all the persons In the courtroom,
numbering scores of Loganltas. arose. The
objectors were directed by Judge Staak
to line w and give the sort's aieusg
ranher names ami addreM so that the
retterd of the ease could W kept clear
without neceaaJtatJBg tbhrtg f
Individual remonstrance. After this had
been done the court heard M testimony
of a half a doaew representative Utlwaa
of the locality.
WaUon has sold his Owsoaatown ave
nue property to allow tbe Germantown
branch of the Y. M C A. U expand its
building. Hla lawyer MM the present
Judges of ike court that he bad been
un,u.ceul lu hie effort to pick out u
pJba'o lu the Md Wmd Md th ! "
(.ejuumtd ea " M? stiuas five
TO LINE BACK
Unofficial But Reliable
Evacuation of Entire
Front, London Clears.
Ivangorod and Novo Geiorg
ievak Understood to Bo Still
Garrisoned, but Only to
Cover Army's Retreat to
Prepared Positions in Rear.
Second Line of Defense Runs From
Kovno, on Nlemen, to BresULit
ovsk Shortened Front Czar's De
sign Lack of Ammunition Cause
LONDON, July 30.
x Evacuation of Warsaw and the entire
line of Vistula River defenses In Poland
has been begun by tho Russian troops,
according to unofficial but reliable re
ports received here from Petrograd to
day. The Czar's troops are said to bo with
drawing In perfect order, taking with
thom their artillery and great. stores of
war munitions. "
Warsaw, Ivangorod and Novo Geqrglevsk
aro understood to be still garrisoned, but
only enough troops havo been left there
to protect the general retreat ot the main
Official announcement of tho evacuation
of Warsaw Is expected from Petrogfrad ns
soon as the Russian army has success
fully executed a retreat to the second line
of defense, on the front extending from
Kovno, on the, Nlemen, through Grodno
to Brest-Lltovsk, on the Bug,
The Russian -abandonment of the Vis
tula front la attributed to the same fact
that caused their retreat " in Gallcla
luck of ammunition. By the time the
Germans reach the new line of Russian
defense If they are able to continue
their advance immediately, the Czar's
Held commanders hope that this lack of
munitions will be removed.
By falling back to the Nlemen-Bug
line the Russians' aro shortening their
front. This will permit the dispatch' pf
troops to the Baltic region and the
Gallcla-Folnnd frontier, where the right
and left wings ot tho Russian armies are
iinrifr ha.w Pressure. . . , ' .
rOcplsion- to eVa'cuate iv'araw,:-cdtneai,jis-a
"surprise to-all outside the, Inner1, coun
cils of the Russian Central Staff, .aa,,Jha
splendid resistance tvhlch the Russians
havo been offering, apparently with ,c6n
slderablo success, to tho German efforts
to encircle the city were believed to J)e
evidence of Grand Duke Nicholas' ten
lion to fight it out. with Germany.
- Politics, rather than strategy, decided
Continued on Pe Two, Column' Hve,
DETECTIVES USE GAS BOMBS
TO CAPTURE BARRICADED 3IAN
Fearful of Leaden Fire,, Thoy Drive
Him Out With Fumes.
PITTSBURGH, July 30.-Fallng to
scale the barricade which' Joseph Rau,
a miner, had erected at the head of a
flight of stairs In his' home at Elizabeth,
near here, when the miner opened Are
with a revolver, county detectives this
morning used gas bombs of sulphur and
cayenne pepper with telling effect and
Rau abandoned his fortress and was cap
tured a few minutes later. He was taken
to the hospltat for the Insane at-Wood-vlllc,
where ha collapsed.
Worry over the possible fate ot his two
brothers, who are serving in tho Ger
man army, and from an Injury he re
ceived when he fell while en.routo, to. his
work at the mines of the Diamond Coal
Company, near West Elizabeth; is be
lieved to have affected Itau's mind.
KAISER PREDICTS WAR
WILL LAST YEAR OR MORE
Tells Corps It Will See Roses Bloom
on Alien Soil,
THE HAGUE, July 30
The Germans will-stilt be. fighting on
foreign soil a year from now, according
to a prediction by ICalser Wlthelm. as
reported today by the Nleuwe -,0V.rft.ntJ;
A Utter from a German officer, published
by the newspaper, contained the follow
ing: The Kaiser lately visited our corps
at dinner. We Bang the soldier song,
We Will Meet Again at Home.'
Thor-nnnii. the Kaiser rose and said:
'Dear comrades, you must not think, this
will be soon. You probably will see once
more tho roses blooming In the enemy's
The Kenslngto'nian Says:
Cy Evana, thi tp-ipound pqrrter of
Station K, will Iwve. lor Ifta eaniftqre to
morrow mornliiff, and rumored that
Jit has charttrtd ihwral non-lkoe
fishing imaokt to aU' upon. (Ad, "briny deep,
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WHAT DID TOU LOSB7
WHAT PID 10V FlKPf
All lMt ertlcltg advertlMA la Ik
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' ' THREAT TO BLOW OP POSTOFtlGB
Humors were current this afternoon that ft latter hid fce&i b
celved. aayliip;. that tho Postotf ice, Building was to he destroyed" fcjr ft
bonib. Of flcinlB say no notice was tnken of the tumor.
. - ,'
HELD FOR MAILING "DOPE" TO WOMAN
'' Joseph Hart, of D.irlen street near Vine, whVwks arri8t!
Federal authorities, for nn alleged attempt to send "dope" by mat,
was held in $1000 ball by United Stales Commissioner Long toffay.
Hart, the police say, attempted to send ten grams of "dope" to a
woman In Baltimore. Her arrest is expected before nightfall.
PHILLY GAME 0EP5 DOUBLE-HEADER TOMORRO.W
SX. X.OUIS, July 30. Eniu caused the -postponement of tots
afternoon's Phllly-Caidinal game. -Manager ifuggins announced
two gamtw would be played toru6rrow. r . ;
ELECTION SCANDAL FORCES
TOKIO, July 30. The entire Cabinet resigned :today na a result tlif'
election bribery scandal. Count Okuma,
nation' and that of his colleagues to Emperor Yoshohlto. The Emperor fi&
not accept tiio resignations .Immediately, but called a conferenco of th Elder
Statesmen, at which the Government policy Will bo determined,
TURKS ANNOUNCE RUSSIAN DEFEAT IN CAUCASUS
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 30. Russian forces in the Caucunua havabft
defeated by Turkish troops, tho War
official report on. operations was Issued:
tne Russians who attempted to fall upon
300 prisoners, Including seven officers, one cannon and a quantity ot -mmunl-tlon
and arms. We are vigorously pursuing the enemy, who was defeated on' the "
POPE REPORTED MOVING" FOR ARMISTICE
BERLIN, July 30. Popo Benedict XV Is preparing for concerted action
through tho episcopacy of tho belligerent countries to effect an .armistice, ,
according to u dispatch. from Madrid
today. It quotes the Archbishop of
admitting that the Pope himself Is hware that 'there aro grave difficulties IJ-.'S
GRUESOME CATClf MADE . BT, FISHERMAN "
A gruesome catch awaited Wllilam, Sgan,. pf 212 North E4th street, when
ho went fishing on the east bank of the Schuylkill 'River below Glrard Avenue, '
today.-' He had enst his line several times, when It became entangled with a
heavy object, which proved' to bo tho body of a man. Pagan pulled It nshoiri
and notified tho police. The body was sent to the Morgue; , "t
MORE SHIPS LIKE EASTLAND TO BE INSPECTED
WASHINGTON, July 30. Reports having reached tho Commerce Depart
ment that cranky passenger ships, like the , EaBtlarid, are operating fan the
Great Lakes, department omclnls stated today that special Inspection of all
such craft In these' waters would begin shortly. . .-
METHODIST TIMES SUSPENDS PUBLICATION
. The Methodist Tiroes, published In
afoV-mbro than -39' -years,. suspenda.publcatlon,wltht'li',ourr1ent IssUe ItiWaiiat 4ft ,j
lack, or support it nas received iromjmeraDersot cnurcnes -gifine denomination
An this conference. Announcement to this effect la made, In the edltoriaJ col
umns-of the last Issue mailed to subscribers today. Arrangements have been 1
made with the Christian Advocate, ot New York, the leading Methodist paper
hi the East, to fill unexpired subscriptions of tho .Times.
. LpNDON. July 30. Successful
French is reported from Copenhagen.
have destroyed German vessels in the
loss of life. .
ALLIES ORDER 50)00 BAYONETS HERE
, An order for 50.000 bayonets, costing ilOO.000, has been placed by the AUle
with the St; Louis brancho.f Fayette R. plumb. Inc., n'axo and hatchet manu
facturing company .of that city. That a larger order will follow the present one
If the bayonets are satisfactory has been intimated by C. H. Bascom, the
branch manager. The bayonets are tho
u decade ago, with the exception that they are thinner. Mr. Plumb, who lives
In Haverford. declined to discuss the contract, neither affirming nor denying St
BOER LEADER SENTENCED FOR TREASON .
' PRETORIA, South Africa, July 3p. General Muller, ono leader of the Boer
revolt, was sentenced to two years Imprisonment for treason today.
BELGIAN' STEAMSHIP BLOWN UP BY MINE
LONDON.. JulySO. The Belgian steamship Prince 'Albert. 1820 tons, was'
blown upjby a mine today and sank In a few minutes. Twenty-five roainhw
of "her crew we're saved.'
BIG BUILDING' INCREASE! $11,849,850 IN SIX BIONTHS
Figures compiled from the records, of the Bureau if. Building Inspection,
show that 5398 houses were completed during the nrs stx.hipntha ot the yr
nt a total estimated cost of tn,849,S50. Only 310 of these operations were raor
than two stories In height, while .6086 of them,1 codtlng-81Q.3S4.040, were ot the
two-sibry homo type. The total expenditure Is the largest for such tt twrtod
since 1911, and exceeds the records of intervening: years by betveen U.0M.M9
LONDON BETS EVEN UNITED STATES WILL ENTER WA&
NEW YORK, July 30. Betting in Jmilon ,a 4"?5! m0aeX & VWt4
States will be In the war within five weeks. Posaengera arriving hera lsw
on the' Adriatic, of the White Star Line, said that when they left London tor
Liverpool many bets were being laid at the hotels and floba on the BoastttW
of the United States entering, the conflict At one widely known; Leadon am
wager of 1000 waa laid the day before the. Adriatic sUed, o paasaits?
asserted, ' .
GERMAN LOSES IN WATt TOTAL WW.M0
COPBNHAQEN, July 30 The latest German casualty list publlslwd Wwi;
the total of the published losses. of Germany to 8.400,000 men. It 'to iUo
that the number, unpublished' wlU bring the casualties up to 3S0J MBd.
wounded ajjd prlstmerf,
rrnnifR ivtkrW ITALIANS: BREAK BHTW18N NAffilONS Mstt j
ROMS. July 80- A ruptuwJbetween
be inevitable, TurHsy. acoordhtg to a Bucharest aiMt,
Italian remorisiranc and?, threats aatw tjM-.iflttrtgfU of IteJiiw mmih ,
and is conUnulhg the ralee for mUttury mw 14r .
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FRANCIS JOSEPH SUAtf$ ON POPlW NAMSDAY
ROJm July . On t cMt is nasaeday oibrtte Pe r
eelved teleasaWfs txm tha European svrJas. veral ol which wt oJ
great MlMtoU ii?ortace, Tha &Rrer t Au ,
ti te'Ws Wh of nearly 10 ysw to a4 wratutetion, ihre c4u.itif
aulmafad ejfiwt in Vatlcmn clrctes.
THREE FRENCH 4IRMSJ 15IUJSB TO ACClSri8
PARIS. July S. A 9red lffly Wfw crru iutamfti iM?-aftfl
- -1.., .. t i-fai vftJr eaua-ht r white ll over .i imps 8 heiil,- fC j
nr aVjSjSB swim MMinT'' ft a iff m rr -"ir"
iiUt yeatafday. The cajvalry officer
uX an sdtttttd of ft- l
nouad frwi. a JMW atowW mm '
Myto. Oa of tb mm mm im mfim mm MPofc
W strikiutt th iryftd new iflfl vwk. f ..
as Uw 6tor ll tw a W i4 MtmM,
OUT FAP, ANESfi CABINET
the Premier, presented hia uwji rertajii,1
This. wlU he
Office announced' today Tho JoUowlnarfl
"On the Caucusus front wo . defeat!
the rear of our right wing. w took
given out by the Overseas News Agenoj?'
Pisa as confirming1 the. statement, butki
the lntereats-of .Philadelphia Jdtho3i$!H
retaliatory, submarlnp .warfare ..b'y -tbe J
French boats, according to this .report -ii
harbor of Zeebrugger 'in some cases with M
same as used by the United States Army -4
Turkey m X 'firtis.yed hw
wa tbcti i .'. tt. txtvyvH, --.-
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