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TORTS FALL TO
IFortifled Town on Vilna
Railway Taken by Storm
Jy German Army
PIAHX SLAV PRISONERS
ckfcnsen'8 Junction With
Aiwlriatis for South .Russia
Berlin, sept. 2.
in troops have captured the
Ar llhe of torttr defending Orodno, the
nrl Stall reported today.
CMrnekft. a fortified town on tha
Vllna-Orodno railway, has been tken
, by storm. This cut oft th retreat of
th HUM'an left to defend Orodno when
' the lnaln Russian armle retreated.
It l hollered here that Orodno will
' ba lit German hands by tonight, giving
thm complete possession of every
fortree on the first and second line of
Rusarian defense and making their vic
Field Marshal von Mackensen hauon
WHfthec victory. rollltiK back the Rus
Ms ns and crossing tho entire front In the
Malchawlcz section. In the southeastern
theatre tho Germans took 100) prisoners
in Wednesday's fighting.
. The forces proceeding through the Hal -
ewkkl forest have occupied the 8wlloscs
n aiaKarowea crossings, ai well as that
of the Jold. At the last named point
ww prisoners were taken.
Ih battles that Occurred Wednesday. In.
deluding the conflict at Orodno. Field Mar
ietta! von Hlndenburc's army cuotured
lMACKfeNSEN fiFFECTS JUNCTION
WITH AUSTMANS IN RUSSIA
Drive to Black Sea Objective, Berlin
BERLIN, Sept. 2.
Field Marshal von Mackcnsen's army
is reported to have united with the Aus-tre-Gcrman
forces advancing eastward
Into Itussla from Oallcla. The first result
f this Junction was the capturo of Lutsk,
me icussian tortrcss in voiiiynia, which
was regarded as one of the chief defenses
Military experts In Berlin regard this
udden shift of von Mnckensen's forces
as confirmation of their theory that tho
chief objective of the German armies is
southern Hussion, where the campaign
en be carried on much longer than In
The capture of Lutsk, they assert, win
bo followed by the fall of Rovno and Pub.
no, possession of which will Rive the Teu
tonic allies control of the two main rail
w.t)s running southeast Into Itussla.
In the north the Germans have drawn
nearer trf Grodno, but elsewhere there Is
no Important chance In the situation. The
Russians are maintaining their nosltlons
; frjedrlchstadt despite the enemy's In-
Ih some Quarters It was believed tnrinv
lht the Austrian movement around
Lutsk forecasts an attempt to reach Kiev
r vincssa. xne majority or the military
rltlca, hoWeyer, believe that the enemy's
uitib wm ie, next concentrated In an at
tempt, against I'etrograd.
uSitMANS REPORT GAINS
IN VOSGES REGION
iParis Merely States Artillery
snd Petard Conflicts Con
tinue Along Entire Front
PARIS. Sept. t-Artlllerv duel and
conflicts wltft grenades anil lilni-Hn
F formed the chief feature of fighting dur
tikif Ihe night, according; to today's com-
iun;que irom me war omce. The text
f the wr bulletin follows:
"There was renorted In lh nii.... nr
the night only some combat, with cn.
nice around Souches, some artillery duels
i uit. iseKior oj Mcuvine ana the region
of Role, and In the Vomfph n rich until
L JseUrus at Schrntzmaennele."
BERLIN. SeDt : For the tlr.i iim.
list many days the German nrrfMni rnr
kWaUsiM successes In tha west, stating that
vj irencnes lost In tha Vosges from
IWH is to August 23 have been re
MKitred, the Germans havlnr nossesslon
Lafaln of the Llngekopf-Bureronkopf line.
r.-, in lao vosges, norm or aieuntter, our
attack on August 31 resulted In our cap
. turlmr the trench sections lost in h
battle from August 10 to August 3. The
battle line of Llngekopf-Burerenkonf
Msed again Into our possession. All
.counter-stacks were repulsed. Seventy-
Jwo mountain chasseurs and three ma-
mine iran were captured,
"A Trench aeroplane flvlncr nv.r 1.1.
Furt. northwest of Verdun. w. mhnt
Mea-wn fcy one of our battle aviator. The
,""iin was lei on nre and brought
1VASHlfJrcTnv n n ,. .
JtHtaxtrn Pnnylvanla-Coudy "to
t,KM and KiJday. with Drohnhlv rin i
tfSiSf1 eMt port,0' tonight, fresh north
I"alp weather his Continued In districts
.u ' .VV. ". ountnins, except
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tb extrerrie southern nortinn
a The rains alone ih mi,ui. ..
tb accompaniment of a disturbance
at is i east of fforth Carolina this morn-
" , 'or wnicn storm warnings are
tared from Atlantic Cltv to i,i."
ewj. Mass. The temperatures luvs risen
P? ii .w t,1CM' but are "l gen'
ally stw the normal thioii,;, .u.
LoeiUfN h of the country, with a mod-
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THE WAK ONB YEArt AGO
Rnnlana tle rartlnrd pelfln aronnd
Imbfrsr bat admit that (iallrlsti Mm
pslgn a -nhele has het n tempersrlly
IVenth me" 'espltsl temrrlly t
llorileatix In permit Allies to pltnt left
wing nn I'arl", it la announced.
milUh defeat llermsn earslry eerps
Zeppelin tennis altsek en Anlnerp.
(Irrman and lenh aeroplsnea engage In
i:nllh rrildenta all ordered out ef
France nrrunea Hermans of arttlrg fire
te wood hellerlng Nan )tirnlln refugees.
MUST COME FROM
FOES, SAYS BERLIN
Germany Willing to End War,
but Allies Will Have to Grant
Demands Which Kaiser
Has ih View
TEUTONS NOW STRONGEST
Bcliovo Officials Arc Too Weak to
Grant Wish of Enemies Peoples
to Halt StrtiRBlo
Tha follonlnK tory from Cnrl W. AcVer
mn. United l're atiift correspondent at
Merlin. b Blred from Merlin on AUKUft
12 to The Hhkup for triunnilnMnn to l.on
don. snd thence bv cabli to Nw York. It
rsrrten comment from lilih nMcll sourccii
In linrlln on tne latemcnt nmde lo the
United Vint on Auguat l by the (IcimHti
Chancellor rrrnnllng tho term on which
Germany nould aetept prace. Tho orlslnnl
cable Hover reached New.Tork. eildcntly
having been stopped by tho HrWh tensor.
The following copy as recehed by mall
By CARL W. ACKERMAN
nnitMN, Aug. 12.
"Undoiiliteilly hr people of nil roun
trle nnt penrr. hut tlip nfTlcInN of
enemy crmntrlea nrr too lrenk to npenk
their mluila. AVlint the Chniirellor anld
to the United I'rcs In llnal. Artunl
pence propnanlH nuiMt romr from the
A high German orflclnl made this
statement to tho United Tress today.
"The Chancclor'a words in the mes
sago to tho United Press, which nre
evidence of tho strength of Germany,
her enemies Interprot us a sign of
weakness," ho continued BpcnklnK with
great emphasis. "What our encmlps
do not knon Is thnt Mr nrr nt out1
maximum strength unci thnt flrrinniiy
nt her maximum ntrrngth In unlient
nllle. "Germany Is attacked throughout the
world for showing nny willingness for
peace. She Is credited with scorca of
peace moves never dreamed of. The
Chancellor's words aro final. The Eng
lish, French niul Russian peoples un
doubtedly want peace, but olllclnls who
nre benefiting by the war haven't tho
strength to express tho popular will."
"Is there any basis for thn repoit that
Foreign Secretary von Jagow Is going to
the United States as a special envoy,
working with Ambasador Bernstorff, n
personal frlond?" I asked, "and is thero
nny truth In the report thot on Jngow
Intends to tcslgn?"
"That Is another Instance where our
cncmleB are mistaken In Ihelr fervent
hopes," was the reply. "Neither report
has any bisls In fact."
"What nbout tne Balkan situation?" ho
"Tho Allies have completely lost their
heads," wns the answer. "Their policy
Is one of bargaining with goods not be
longing to them. They promise ono State
UiIh and another thnt. The Balkans nie
neutral. Thero Is not tho least cause
to fear that their policy will change."
The Chancellor's statement to the
UnlUd Press wns published Thurad.iv
with no editorial comment. Tho North
German Gazette denies that tho 'Kalncr
outhoil7ed the King of Denmark to mako
peace proposals to tho. Czar.
BEAT THE ATHLETICS
Continued from rage One
tried to stretch the hit Into a homo run,
Btrunk to Lajole to Lapp. Three runs,
throo hits, one error.
Kopf fanned. Speaker muffed Walsh's
fly, and he reached first. Strunk singled
to right, but when Walsh tried to reach
third, he was retired, Hooper to Janvrln,
who covered the bag. Btrunk took sec
ond on the play. Lajofe singled to right,
scoring Btrunk. Mclnnls fouled to Cody.
One run, two hits, one error,
Janvrln filed to Kopf. 'Speaker was
called nut on strikeB. Hoblltzell singled
to centra. Iloblltztll died stealing, Lapp
to Lajole. No runs, one hit, no errors.
Oldrlng filed to Lewis. Bchang beat
out a bunt. Lapp filed to Lewis. Hooper
niadn a fin catch of Knowlson's fly. No
runs, one hit, no errors.
Lewis went out, Bchang to Mclnnl.
Gardner fouled to Bchang. Barry went
out, Kopf to Mclnnls. No runs, no hits,
Kopf doubled to left. Walsh walked.
Btrunk riled to Hooper. Kopf scored and
Walsh went to third on a wild pitch.
Kopf was hurt sliding Into the 'plate.
Lajole fanned. Mclnnls singled to centre,
scoring Walsh. Oldrlng forced Mclnnls,
Janvrln to Barry. Two runs, two hits, no
Kopf win unable to return to the game
a hi ankle was badly Injured, and Ma
tone went to short. Cady walked. Iluth
saoriflced, Bchang to Mclnnls. Hooper
popped to Malone Janvrln hit to Bchang
and was called safe at first on a poor de.
cltlon Cady went to third. Speaker sin
gled to right, scoring Cady and Janvrln
went to third. Speaker stole second. Hob
lltzell tripled past WaUh, scoring Janvrln
and Speaker, LaJOie threw out Lewis.
Three runs, three hits, no errors.
Lewis went back to the bleachers for
Bchang' long fly Hooper made a beau
tiful catch of Lapp' long drive. Cady
muffed Knowlsoii'a foul. Knowlson then
fanned, No runs, no hits, no errors.
Gardner walked. Barry sacrificed to
Mclnnls, unassisted Cady singled to
centre, corinK Gaidner. Iluth fanned.
Hooper made hi fiyrth hit, a single to
cvntre, Janvrln riled to Malone. One run.
two hit, no errors. i
Barry threw out Malone. WaUh douBJed
to the (eft-lleld bleacher. Barry threw
out Btrunk, Walh Uklng third. Lajole
lined to Speaker Np run, ono lilt, no
VllU tWjhi )fet Cwanihtu
WAPHlNaTON. Sept I-Vllll.ta troop
handed a severe defeat to a band of Car
rangt at Itocoyna. In tha southeastern
jsirt Pf Chihuahua, according to .late
merit Issued by the VUlkit aitr.cy hers
t0L A.f.wcJ Pf Cc-naUtutlonallit ,n.
vMUd Chihuahua pd VJIIlta troops
ILlT. rT; . ""' '""i to meet
The Carrhatus wr. drlvsu baric
LEDER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 101 K
SEEN AT PHILADELPHIA'S COUNTY FAIR NOW ON AT BYBERRY
Jim 1 1 Jin u i ' i -a.-J,fr
f I fuel
DAY BRINGS VOTERS
TO POLLING PLACES
Light Turnout of Electors nt
Opening More Expected at
Afternoon and Evening
Sitting of Officers
PUBLICITY HAS RESULTS
Today Is the first of the three registra
tion dsys for tho fnll election Voters
who wish to participate In the primary
election on September 21 or the regular
November election must register. The
polls wore open this morning from 7
o'clock to 10 o'clock and thcV will bo
open again from 1 o'clock this nfternoon
until 10 o'clock tonight.
The registration during the three hours
the polls were open this mqrnlng was
comparatively light, but there waB every
Indication that tho lgorous campnlgn
conducted by the Committer) of Ono Hun
dred to get out n large leglstratlon would
begin to produce reaults this afternooji
Reports from all sections of the city
show that less than 10 por cent, of the
voters registered this morning. Division
leaders declaro that they aio holding
buck on account of the udden change
In the political program. In many cuees
the apparent Indifference Is due to con
flicting Instructions from tho front To
sum It up in the language of tho work
ers, "They don't know where they're at."
Several of tho ward leaders have advised
their followers not to register until after
today's conference at the headquarters
of the City Committee Is concluded.
Voters who wish to vote on their
part tickets at the primal y election
must enroll under their party affiliation
at th. time they register, registration
alone will nable on elector to vote nt
tho November election, but It will not
permit him to voto nt the primary ejec
tion except on the non-partisan ballot.
Tnx receipts can be purchased today
from the registrars nt tho polling places.
Electors who have tnx receipts bearing
a date of not more than two jeuis pre
vious to the general election, November
2. will not be required to purchase an
other tax receipt. Full Instructions ex
plaining the ljw on this nnd other points
were Issued to ench of tho registrars by
the Registration Commissioners ester
di. DOCTOR WHITE RETURNS
FROM THE WAR ZONE
Comments on Germany's Prom
ise to End Submarine Attacks.
Peace Not in Sight
Germany's Intention to modify Its sub
marine policy, according to Dr. J. William
White, surgeon and author, Is, In all prob
ability, due to the fact that her losses of
submarine have been so great that she
has found it Impossible to continue the
"war zona" attacks.
Tired, but with a healthy coat of tnn,
Doctor White arrived In Philadelphia to
day, after a two months' sojourn In Eng
land and France', Seen at his home, 1S10
Itlttenhoure Square, Doctor White said:
"I have nothing to add to my state
ments already made public." said he, "re
garding tho French and British attltute
toward the continuance und ultimate out
come of the war. They confidently ex
pect to win finally. They do not pretend
to estimate the time that It will be re
quiredno peace talk la heard from any
Referring to . Germany's submarine
warfare, he spoke of It na a total failure,
so fur as ruining the commerce of Great
Britain has been concerned. He also
said he was amazed to see one paper
speaking of the most recent developments
of the eubmarlne controversy between
this country and Germany as a "diplo
matic trlurriph" for the Administration,
nd added! "I wonder what form diplo
matic defeat would have taken."
Doctor White said that his return trip
across the ocean had been exceptionally
Interesting, especially in its eorly portion.
"Every precaution to guard against sub
marine attack was taken," said he. "The
lifeboats were swung1 to the level of the
lower deck and were provisioned,
"The ship was kept lit total darkners and
the passenger were directed to be' up and
fully dressed at daybreak on th morning
of sailing Blr itobert Bordtn, Prime
Minister of Canada, General Blr Samuel
Hughes, Minister of Defense! Blr Herbert
Holt and other distinguished Canadian
were on board' and for this reason the
admiralty sent a fonvpy of three destroy
er which accompanied th ship until i
o'clock the following homing."
Concerning the Lusltanla Incident Doc
tor White saldi "The public j already
familiar with my attitude toward the
administration In Its handling of thla
During hi stay In Europe Doctor White
visited both the English and French
fronts. II admitted having many Inter
esting experience while wth the troops,
but pleaded that an interview on thl
.subject b deferred to a later hour.
Alleged Youthful Thieves Caught
Thrs boy who, the police say, stole a
quantity of Utd pipe from ah empty ma
chine (hop led Serjeant Henry and Po
liceman O'Pourke. of the Trenton avenue
and pauphln streets station, an exciting
chase through the street of Kenilngton
thl afternoon After following them or)
root for seven blocks, the oftlcer com
mandeartd an automobile and chased
thtm for five more block. On of the
boy escaped. The prisoner gave their
M m Walter HM"n. year old, U
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MIOWfiV PROVES THnT
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WIFE HELD FOR HIRING
MEN TO KILL DOCTOR;
WARNED 'THE WOMAN'
Slain Man's Chauffeur Says
She Offered $4000 if He and
Another Would "Get"
ADMITS SENDING LETTER
PHOVIDENCn, K. I.. Sept. 2.-Mrs.
Elizabeth Blair Mohr, widow of Dr. C.
Franklin Mohr, the physician who died
after being shot while riding In an au
tomobile with Miss Emily Burger, wob
arraigned In Warren today nnd held, ac
cused of hiring three men to kill her hus
band Bho will have a further hearing two
weeks from today.
A plea of not guilty was entered by
Mrs Mohr through her attorney, Arthur
Three negroes, whose confessions, made
to the police, caused Mrs. Mohr's arrest,
wero also charged with murder and held
for a hearing on the same date. They
nro Gcorgo W. Healls, who drove the car
In which the physician was shot; C. Vic
tor Brown, alias James Johnson, a dis
charged chauffeur of Doctor Mohr, nnd
Hnry Spellman. half-brother of Brown.
They pleaded not guilty.
The arrest of the slain doctor's widow
followed confessions made by Brown and
Healls. that Mrs. Mohr had offered to
glvo them $4000 If they would kill her hus
band. Tho police say that MrB Mohr ad
irltted having sent a threatening letter
to Miss Burger, but that alio has made
no admission that sho plotted the killing.
The following letter, now In possession
of the police, was sent by Mrs. Mohr n
few days prior to the murder of her
husband to George Books, brother-in-law
cf Miss Burger.
"Dear Mr. Itodks. Just a line to ask
jou to tell your sister-in-law, Emily
Burger, If she dares to go Into my
Newport home she will never como out
alive. I nm giving her fair warning.
No mutter what the outcome may be,
I will see It through.
"I was told about her buying linen
at Glnddtngs for Doctor Mohr. I do
hopo you will try and straighten mat
ters, and I know you can't stop her
fioni going out to dinner with him, but
sho will have a snd ending if she keeps
on aggravating me.
My homo Is being watched, and if I
should leave Newport this summer my
home will be watched Just the same,
and should I get word I shall come
Tho world Is with me In my sor
row. I am heartbroken.
"ELIZABETH T. MOHR.
The accused woman emphatically denied
tho truth of the two men's statements,
which were signed by them after nn all
night grilling. Sho declared Brown, the
discharged chauffeur, had complained
that Doctor Mohr owed him 20 and said
he would "get square,"
In addition to the money promised them,
nccoiding to the negroes, by Mrs. Mohr
for tho shooting, they allege she provided
them with a motorcycle to aid them In
committing the crime.
Developments came with startling ra
pidity today, and it is believed the case
will prove one of the most sensational In
the criminal records of Rhode Island,
Bpellman. tho police say. confessed that
he fired three shots at Miss Burger and
that Brown fired the shot which proved
fatal to the physician.
Brown made th following confession:
"On Monday night, August 30, Mrs. Mohr
told me that she would give me I2000 If I
would get the doctor right. She told me
to be sure and hill him. She said: 'I
can't stand It any longer.' I said: 'I
don't want to do It' She said: 'Never
mind, don't worry, I stand In with the
police at Newport and also with some of
the Judges In Providence. I'll get you
out of any trouble. I'll give you the 13000.
In nine days the estate will be settled,"
"I told her that I had a half-brother.
Henry Bpellman, and said he would help
me if I did the Job. She said she'd give
me another 11000 If I got Bpellman to help.
She also told mo that Doctor Mohr had
had two other children by women she did
"CECIL VICTOR BROWN."
Heall. who drove the machine when
th ihootlng took place, wrote the fol
lowing! "Mrs. Mohr nt for me Tueidiv niirht.
August 31. She told me that If I would
stop where Victor Brown told mo to she
would give me 13000.
anonaE w healib."
Brown alleges Mr. Mohr proposed sev
eral week ago that he kill Doctor Mohr.
He told the police he brought Bpellman
to talk the motter over with Mr. Mohr.
By request of Mr. Mohr, Brown said,
Healls alto w preent at thl Interview
Brown and Bpellman, according to their
confession, approached the pot where
the doctor- car wa stalled by Healls,
crept through the bushes and fired at the
occupants. After the shot were fired they
ITWJgnffl 'POt0rCClM nd fled
A aoon a Mr. Mohr wa brought to
headquarter she wa taken before Police
Commissioner Bennlng P. Moulton. Chief
of Police Ttiomss is" Sobbln. of Bar.
rlngtonj Constable James Wallace In.
n..lnH Taw... ,L .' T ., 4,
"""". Aiicarn ana Cinti n r.r
Detective George V Msnohan
t,ue.htDiW,"',i!iU" nd BPt'lmen were
brought Into th room Alt na.. I-
th, room lookU ., llr,AX; B&
turned her eye towrd Victor Brown th!
"It Isn't so. You knew IVn ...
'.jYo1Si ! n,w you wm
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MAY LOSE CABARET
Judge. Patterson Issues Order
Revoking License of
West Philadelphia will, In all prob
ability, lose Its ono and only cabaret.
"Whitey's," at 3220 and 3222 Market street,
U expected to lose Its license. Judge Pat
terson today handed down nn opinion re
voklng the license of tho place, but
befoie the act can become official It must
be nlgned by Judge Staake, at piesent
out of the. city.
Wl'ltey's Is operated by London &
Polsky. It is alleged that they failed to
heed the oft-repcated warnings of Judges
Patterson una Staal.e.
The reasons given by the court In Its
opinion ,ere that liquor was sold to In
toxlcatcd persons, and that the place had
been conducted In a disorderly manner.
The disorder. It aa brought out by D.
Clarence Glbboney, president of tho Law
nnd Order Society, consisted of having
the patrons Join tho paid pei formers In
So much nolso was made. It Is said, the
place got to bo a nuisance. Mr. Glbbonoy
has been fighting to have the license ro
voked for somo months, but ht nofore
the proprietors have been able u stavo
this off. Some months ago both Judges
of the court expressed strong disapproval
of the cabaret features, but, according to
tho testimony today, no effort was made
to do away with these.
The court held that such entertainments
as singing or quasl-thentrlcnl perfor
mances are "fictitious attractions, In
tended to make people resort to taverns,
when otherwise such persons would re
Tho province of the tavern, the Court
held, Is to accommodate the public with
eating, drinking and lodging. A hungry
or thirsty man who needs something to
eat or something to drink does not re
quire the factitious attractions, It wns
held, and accordingly the only touch of
tho G-iy White Way West Philadelphia
has ever known Is to bo closed.
DR. REITZEL TO WED
MISS JANE MYERS
Engagement of Scott Nearing's
Successor to Suffragist to
The engagement of Charles E. Reltzel,
said to be the successor of Scott Nearlng
as assistant professor of economics In the
Wharton School, to Miss Jane Myers, a
suffragist, of Elmtra, N. Y., will be an
nounced tonight at a dinner to be given
In honor of the couple at Sleighton
FarmB by Mrs. Martha P. Falconer.
The couple met several years ago at the
Elmlra Female College, where Doctor
Reltzel was dean of the department of
social science and Mlso Myers was In
terested In this line of work. This sum
mer Miss Myers came to Philadelphia and
Immediately helped In the suffrage cam
paign by accepting a position as organ
izer tor the College League.
Doctor Reltzel, although only 28 years
oty, has gained considerable success as
a teacher. He graduated from Wharton
School In 1910 and received his degree
of Ph. D. a year or so ago from the Uni
versity. He Is also the author of many
The reason why the dinner will be held
at Sleighton Farms, where Mrs. Falconer
Is the superintendent of the girls' de
partment of Glen Mills, Is that many of
Doctor Reltzel's former pupils at the El
mlra Female College are now teaching at
BAPTIST PREACHER CALLED
Bethesda Church Asks Rev. R. Norton,
of Oliphant, Pa,, to Become
A call hea been extended to the Rev
Letter n. Norton, of Oliphant, Pa., to
become paBtor of the Bethesda Baptist
Church. Mh and Venango streets. Offi
cials of the church expeot word from
him tomorrow announcing his accept
ance of the call,
Mr, Norton, who I 33 year old, has
been succeesfuUn hla work In Oliphant
He I a graduate of the Crozer Theo
logical Seminary and I well known
among tho Baptist clergymen of thl
Betheeda Church ha been without a
pastor alnea June 1, when the Rev. AI
bert L. Miller resigned. H, had served
the church for many year, being longer
In one charge than any other Bantlat
rn.lnl.ter in North Philadelphia. He,.
Negro Shot in Crap Game
by Charlea Griggs, also! negro S,
am address, In an argument 'over 1
crap game. The shooting occurred .n
front of th. Lombard trttt toSifoSgo
was captured after a chase by Policemfn
Archer and Wharton, of the th T5
Pine street tatlon, n ,nd
Three Mining From Torpedoed Shin
by Vaernjoa ih ; ni t-idVy. . mi..
BYBERRY FAIR DRAWS
THOUSANDS TO ENJOY
DISPLAYS AND RACES
Special Trains, Wagons and Mo
tor Vehicles Carry Throngs
lo See Farm Exhibits
SOME FROM FAR AWAY
Threo-horse Events on Track, With
Fnlso Starts Galore, for
These who lovo the cows and chickens
nnd sights that go with a county fair are
expected at Byberry In even greater num
bers than nppcarcd yesterday, when the
attendance, as estlmatcd'by thp manage
ment, reached 15,000. "New nnd brighter
than ever," say the billboards near By
berry, and tho truth of the promise Is
sworn to by every one In the first-day
Though It takes a day or two for tho
average fair to warm up properly, tho
rule hardly applies to the Philadelphia
County Association show. Special trains
from the Reading Terminal direct to the
fair grounds were crowded long before
time foi- departure all morning, and even
greater crowds are expected to leave the
city this afternoon.
This does hot take account of the hun
dreds of wngonn and Fords nnd other
automobiles that farmers from Bucks,
Montgomery nnd Delaware Counties are
driving over tho roads toward Somerton
today. They bring a majority of the
But farmers were not tho only people
nt the fair yesterday, nor will they be
today. A good-sized street twists over
the fair grounds for the benefit of tho
city folks, who find one look nt tho giant
cnbbnges nnd cornstalks enough for a
nny. It Is lined with doll-tosses, tents
ahelterlng "Wnhloo, the Girl from Dark
est Africa," who rights boa constrictors;
the Old Plantntlon Show nnd Innumer
able negroes peering through holes In
cauvai wall and watting to dodge soft
baseballs at three for a nickel,
AH afternoon visitors flock to the race
track, a great circle through the centre
of the fair grounds, where tho "visiting"
horsemen from neighboring counties are
entertnlncd by three races and nny num
ber of false starts. The regular
schedule of tho race track calls for one
race for horses In the 2.20 or better
class, a second In tho 2 22 class nnd the
third nnd last event. In the 2.19 class.
All the trotters hitched to light &ulkles.
REPORTED ON FIRE
Vessel Carries Many Passen
gers, Who Are Said to Have
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 2. The Holland
American liner Rotterdam Is on tire. The
names arc said to be from overheating of
tho cargo of cotton.
The liner Rotterdam Is next to the larg
est of the great licet of paBsciiRer-cairy-Ing
vessels ot the Holland-American line.
She displaces 21,143 tops. Is 6S0 feet long
and has a beam of 77 feet.
The Rotterdam was built in 100S at Bel
fast. hSe Is a steel twin-screw steamer.
with four decks and modernly built
throughout. Her captain is given by
Lloyd's Shipping Register as G. Stenger.
She flew the Dutch flag arid- was regis
tered at Rotterdam;
LONDON, Sept. 2. Dispatches lecelvcd
here this evening confirmed the report
that the Rotterdam Is nflrc, but said her
patsengers havo been ,dlschaiged at that
port, and that efforts 'are being mado to
get tho (lames under control.
ROTTERDAM CARRIES MANY
PASSENGERS FROM NEW YORK
NEW YORK. Sept. 2. Tho Holland
America, liner Rotterdam left New Tork
at noon August 21 with 10S first-class,
75 second and 91 third-class passengers.
The last message received by the New
York otnees said that the 'Rotterdam had
arrived at Falmouth, England, last Sun
day. Falmouth Is 36 hours from Rotter
dam, und It was supposed hero that tho
liner had reached Rotterdam, though no
report of her safe arrival there has ever
Officers of the line here this afternoon
said they had no information from the
liner. They hazarded the guess that
the Standard OH steamship Rotterdam
might be the vessel meant, though tho
cable received by the United Press stated
that the "liner Rotterdam" was reported
Among the passenger on the Rotter
dam were Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch.
the euffragctto leader; Moncure Robinson
and John G. LaMont. United States Vice
consul at uottcrdam.
The liner carried a crew of about 550.
ALEXANDER ON THE
HILL FOR PHILLIES
Continued from Page One
Stock to Luderus. No runs, no hits, no
Nlehort filed to Burn. Klllefer filed
to Robertson. Grant threw out Alexan
der. No runs, no hits, no errors,
Fletcher filed to Nlehoff. Bchang batted
wK'- s,h.a"f '1 to Nlehoff.
Nlehoff threw out Wendell. No run, no
hits, no error. '
..ouuu.Biuii wm ro centre field for
.. t. .' olut" "insiea to centre, Ban
croft filed to Robertson. Paskert fanned.
Stock stole second, and went to third
on Doyle'a error. Doyle threw out
Becker. No runs, one hit, no error.
Meyer batted for Matty, Bancroft
threw out Meyers. Burn out. Stock to
Luderus. Nlehoff threw out Grant No
run, no hit, no error.
"ENMITY ENDSIN DEATH"
Villa's Message to Family of General
EL PASO. Texas, Sept. :.-"Our enmity
end In deth." j enmity
o'i'Ji Bfte nU nj In Juarez order
to allow Oroico' body to be hiiri.,1
Mexican .oil. The family or the dead gen"
AutoUt Held for Killing Aged Man
i ..;:..-"': """ .iuth.
M -"'npTn 'to S,", JJtSXhil"
he wa attmriin'i i?"rr" c,r. JUV
f JU.,, - -. BW.
LURE OF MILLION
WAS BIG MOTIVE
IN CORD MURDER
Slayer Sought Lumber Con
tract Is the Latest Clue
SE CHING OFFICE HERE
Prosecutor Resolved to Hold Olaf
Teterson ns "Material Witness"
Until Ho Gives Facts
The lure ot a million-dollar lumber con
tract Impelled some person, as yet un
identified, to murder Samuel S. Cord,
wealthy real estate operator and lumber
man of this city and Laurel Springs.
N. J., In tho opinion of his partner, Olaf
I'eterson. Tho latter now Is under arrest
at Camden as a material witness, but It
Is expected ho will bo released today and
probably will Join Prosecutor William J.
Kraft In running down the murderer.
The dltcovery ot two letters In the
murdered man's pocket, one addressed to
a married woman and the other to an
unmarried woman, has also added to the
mystery, and from tho attltudo of the
authorities these letters may figure
prominently In the case. Tho letters
were written In Ink by Cord and were
stnnvpod ready to mall. They were found
by Constablo Headloy when he took the
clothes of tho man to the roof of hi
ofilco building to nlr. Headloy refused
to glvo the names of thp women to whom
the letters were addressed, but asserted
that they were not directed to women
living In the neighborhood of the murder.
Detectives started to search through
Mr. Cord's papers in his office In tho Bui
lltt Building early this afternoon. It was
learned that Cord had a private safe to
which no one but himself knew the com
bination. A locksmith will be brought In
to open It.
Tho new clue, the most definite so far
brought to light In tho sensational Cord
murder mystery, was obtained by an
Evening Ledger reporter In an exclu
sive Interview with Mr. Peterson a few
hours before ho was put under strict
survelllnnce by Prosecutor Kraft. After
hla first Interview with Kraft, Peterson,
obeying the orders of tho Prosecutor, re
fused to talk. Detectives dogged his
heels for hours prior to his nrrest, pre
venting reporters from reaching him.
At tho time of the Interview Peterson
sold that he would "get" tho murderer of
hla partner, adding:
"And I'll have him by tomorrow night."
PETERSON GIVES SUSPICIONS.
Mr Peterson told nbout his suspicions
while he wns crossing the Delaware River
on a Pennsylvania Railroad ferryboat
yesterday morning. Tho theories ad
vanced at that time by Prosecutor Kraft
and his detectives, who had abandoned
tho robbery motive Idea nnd had come to
tho conclusion that p. business deal of
some kind was behind tho shooting, were
explained to him.
"I haven't anything to say Just now,"
said Peterson, "but by tomorrow night
I exp--t lo have something for tho nowB
pnpers." "Do you believe the motive; for the
murde- had something to do with a busi
ness di..l?" Mr. Peterson Wis rsked.
"You hit It," ho said.
"Wns It lumber?"
"Yes and" there's a bunch of money In
It. loo." . . ,
"How much mony?'J
Mr. Peterson drew out an envelope and
figured foi a time on the back of It with
"Ono million and fifteen thousand dol
lars." ho said.
Two liturs later, after Mr. Peterson had
been thoioughly gtllled by Prosecutor
Kraft and his assistants, he met the same
reporter In a restaurant at 610 Market
"They've threatened to arrest me," ha
said nngrll. "after I've done my best to
help them nlong In the case. I'm sorry
I went tq tho police nt all."
The lumberman was Interrupted at this
point by the arrival of Prosecutor Kraft's
detectives. They called him away to a
table at which there weio seats for but
four persons, nnd he was given no chance
to say anything more.
It was announced at noon today by
Wellington B, Butler, first assistant to
Prosecutor Kraft, that Peterson probably
would tie released before night. Mr. But
ler said that Peterson had told tho Pros
ecutor several "things" not made known
yesterday. Just what "these things"
were he would not say.
That they were looked upon as highly
Important, however, was Indicated when
Prosecutor Kraft and his second assist
ant, John Cleary, hurried out of the
courthouse Immediately after a two oru.
three hour Interview with Peterson. The '
only Information they would give as to.
their destination was that they Intended),
to be gone until later this afternoon and"'
that they were at work on the moBt Im
portant clue to the mystery so far
A detailed alibi has been obtained from
Peters'in by the piosccutor. Detectives
have run down every shred of Informa
tion in this and have found It Is correct:.
From the time Cord left Peterson In their
ofilco In tho Bullitt Building, this city
until the body of the murdered man wa
found, every movo of Peterson Is ac
Until today Peterson has not seen fit to
tell all the prosecutor and hla start ot
detectives wanted to know about his and
Cord's lumber deals,
Peterson spent the night In a cell nt
the Camden County courthouse, and enrly
today, before he had breakfast, wa
called Into the office of the prosecutor,
There he was given to understand that
on his answers to questions depended hla
freedom. He was notified that his policy
of evasive answer adopted yesterday
mut come toan end, or he would be
The prosecutor has almost unlimited
power under the New Jersey witness
law, He ml.'ht keep Peterson In Jail for
more thtm a month. This authority ha
been confirmed time and again by the
New Jersey courts,
Peterson proved a difficult witness until
today. He Is a Swede, about CO years
old, of medium height, but strongly built.
He talks slowly, with a slight accent, but
The detective base their belief that
Coid met the murderer In this city on the
fact that Cord Is known to ferryboat at
tendant on the Reading line from Chest
nut street, which he generally used, that
all the ferryboat man l,v v,n mm.
tloned and that they say they did not tee
ui 4uunuay jiikih.
Becauaa i,f ft, Inffliliti. . tu- .. Im
-- -. ... IV.HUVU -w lliq PJ'Vt l
WhlCll tha DOdv Wfla riUni.rr4 s.rf thn
river road, it I thought that the man
ninf hid bucYBnta inuueeu uoro to go
With htm In an fltitnmAt1l .A. T?trw
.son at the lntfftr'a hnm. t, TII.,A.AM rtn
the way the man shot and killed Cord
"u mrow ma uoqy into np gully A
man going to Rlverton from thl city
Would use the Pennavlvnnln r.m, at Mar.
k,t fi,eet, rather than the Heading, which
jTvmiu mnv mm a long distance out of
Peterson probably will be asked later
....- v nm m nuMing The prosecutor
been "SSi,.h"t ,h? fcumet that ha4
.: ," 7J " "i were nut arm
i.uCh.t.ccW'nt fswa tl,e point where
Ih! ?L WM tqu,t "'8 belief I, that
'oI2uiflerc5.v',uod roe. paper that