Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 13, 1915, Final, Page 2, Image 2

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President Orders Prosecu
tion for Carrying Dum
ba's Messages
Prrsldent Wilson hu Issued order to
the Department of Justice to prosecute
James V. J Archibald, the American
correspondent who carried tlio now fn
tnouft Doctor Dumba letters, to tho full
extent of the law. This became known
heret today on the hlRhest authority.
The President, It Is learned, has be
come aroused orer the Archibald situa
tion. And Is determined to make an ex
omple ot him. Ite desires that Archibald
bo sent tb prison If the law provides
uch a penalty, It Is understood. He be
lieves that In this way the using of
Americans cltlsens and American pass
ports by foreign Governments In carry
ing out their military schemes v. Ill be
effectually stopped.
Captain von Pupen. military attache of
the German Embassy, will bo sent home
at once If Secietary of Stote Lansing tells
Count von Bcrnstorrf today thnt ho de
elres It This became known at tho Ger
man Embassy today.
Von Papcn will Join tho German army
in the field. The United States will be
asked to fui nlsh him n safe conduct home.
It also developed today in connection
wltH Von Fapon's Implication In the
Dumba-Archlbald case that Von Papcn
wrote letters and entrusted them to
Archibald without consulting Bcrnstorff.
The Ambassador would have advised
against It, It was learned, knowing the
danger of arrest and detention that Arch
ibald ran. That Von Papen faces dis
missal from Washington and that Dumba
will be recalled by his Government Is due
solely. It became known, to their ovn
lgnor-nce concerning the chances Archi
bald .-an.
Secretary Lansing will take up this
matter "with the Ambassador at their con
ference. It waB Understood,
The Ambassador, however, will deny
Von Papen's of Dumba's guilt In "employ
Ins" Archibald as a messenger, It became
know'i Archibald. It was understood,
came, forward and orfered his services, but
whether for a consideration or otherw Iso
was not ijtnown.
James F. 1. Archibald took with him
from New York a letter from Captain von
Papen to the latter's wife, who Is In
Germany. This letter, together with tho
more Important documents intrusted to
Archibald for delivery In Vienna and Ber
lin, was taken from Archibald's' effects
when lie arrived at Falmouth, Eng., on
the Rotterdam.
While It has been reported that In the
letter to his wife Captain von Papon
fiiado some slighting statements concern
ing American otllcials, there is no disposi
tion on the part of this Government to
hold., htm accountable for these private
views. The ceie ttgplngt Captain von
Paptn. se far as this Government is con
cerned. Is fouriA mainly In the following
extract from Ambassador Dumba's letter
to Count Burlan, with reference to tho
plan to cripple munitions plants:!
"I am under tho impression that we
could. If not entirely prevent the produc
tion ot -war material In Bethlehem and in
tho Middle West, at any rate strongly dls-
"organtze U and nold it up for months,
which, according to the statement of the
German military attache, is of great Im
portance, and which amply outweighs
the relatively small sacrifice of money."
This indicated that Captain von Papen
was one of those "who conspired," as
Secretary Lansing charged In his note to
the Austro-Hungnrtan Government re
questing Ambassador Dumba's recall, "to
cripple legitimate industries of the peo
ple of tho United States and to Interrupt
their legitimate trade."
CHICAGO, Sept. 13. Captain von Papen,
military attache to the German Embassy
Irr Washington, and Prince Hatzfcldt aro
-Today en route to Yellowstone Park,
which Is to be one of thelK objectives In
a "seeing America vacation " The Ger
man officials slipped quietly into Chicago
yesterday. They stopped at an exclusive
Michigan avenue hotel, where they de
nied themselves to all callers exrentlnir
I a few friends, among whom wns Baron
Kurt von llerswiu, German Consul In
A member of Von Papen's staff let
K It bo given out that he and Prince Hatz-
feiuti ur .ron "vacation ' and that they
are "seeing America."
Continued from rage One
been but a few weeks since another son,
Calvin, lost his life while trying to savo
two- boys from drowning In Perklomen
Creek. Mrs. Yost said today that cer
tain influences were purposely diverting
j hinted that some of the officials were
nut mcnnugui 10 icarn wno was really
' f however, who believe that Yost's death
-w uiiiuciiiui, Hnu inni ne was partially
responsible. They say that after leaving
th cafe, late Saturday night, ho carried
a basket of tomatoes to the home of his
sweetheart and then returned to the cafe
He was seen there shortly before mid
night by Frank Snovel. a liveryman. He
Saw Yost wnlklnrr In tha HlA..fn ,...
L- railroad tracks.
That was the last time Yost was seen
alive. The crew of a milk train found
his body alongside the tracks near the
Collegevllle station and Informed II H
Kpons, the station agent He said that
the body of Yost was lying so close to the
track that his trousers had been torn by
the wheels. The back of the man's head
was crushed and there was a deeD cut
In his forehead. v
Those who hold to the accident theory
bellev6 that YostSiat near the tracks to
rest after leaving the cafe and fell asleep
They contend that the probably was
truck by s. bolt or piece of iron which
crusfced .his head against one of the rail
ro4 Uoa, The fact that his hair was Im
bedded In the tie, they declare, bears out
thlsr supposition.
Toe wHl be buried Thursday from the
lUMtortaklfig establishment of John L
,Beahtl. InWrment will 'he In the old
HTrfM Cemetery., where he will be laid
"fcasM his brother, who ,.rin,..t t,i ..
i fv the lives of others.
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th drtxw. wa ufftnjg oil a dgarette'
I ui d u.e gaaolliw into the tank of the
t inbJn' '1J '"" was not o thought.
time to aavc tlie machine from total iu.
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Continued from I'nge One
our Slslrr. Howard taking second Pratt
doubled against tho right-field wall, scor
ing Howard Pratt stolo third. Lee filed
to Sclmng One run, two hits, no errors.
8ehane popped to Hewnrd. Walsh filed
to Shotten. Howard threw out Strank.
No runs, no hits, no errors,
Jacobean fanned. Ivnn walked. I,nvnn
died steeling, McAvoy to Malotie. Iary
fouled to McAvoy. No tuns, no hits, nil
Lajole out, Howard to Sister. Mclnnis
filed to Lfe. Oldrlng riled to Latan No
runs, no hits, no errors.
Phillips filed to Schang, Shotten
walked. Shotten died stealing, McAvoy
to Mnlone Howard beat out a bunt and
mole second. Hlslcr singled to right,
scoring Howard. Slslcr took second on
the throw to the plate Pratt dropped a
Texas lengnor In centre, and when the
ball bounded pool I) he got n double. Sis
ler scoring Lee filed to Malonc. Two
runs, three hits, no eriors,
Mnlone doubled to left. Phillip threw
out McAoy, Malnne taking third Shfe
hnn sent a sncrlilco fly to Lcp. Mnlone
scoring after the catch. Schang bent out
n. hunt. Schang died stealing, Leary to
Lnvan. One run, two hits, no errors
Jacobxon doubled to left. On n hit nml
run play. I.Hvan singled thiough short,
scoring Jncobson. Lcaiy was safe on
Oldrlng's wide throw Phillips Tanned.
Shottcn sacrificed. McAvoy to Mclnnis.
Howard singled to light, scoring Lax an
and I.c. Slslcr's drive lilt Howard and
Howard was out. Three runs, four hits,
ono error.
Wnlsh fanned. Strunk tilpled to left
centre. Lnjolo filed to Pratt. Lavnn
made n fine ploy In throwing out Mc
lnnis. No runs, one hit. no cnors.
Eccles now pitching for the Athlptlcs.
Oldrlng threw out Pratt. Leo went out
to Mclnnis, unassisted. Jacobson filed to
Walsh. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Oldrlng singled to left. Mnlone forced
Oldrlng. Lavnn to Pratt. McAvoy went
out to Slslcr, unassisted, Malone taking
second. Lcclcs fanned. No runs, one
hit, no errors.
Oldrlng threw out Lavan. Leary
fanned; as McAvoy dropped his third
strike, ho was thrown out, McAvoy to
Mclnnis. Phillips out, Malone to Mc
lnnis No runs, no lilts, no ci rors.
Schang singled to right, nnd when Pratt
threw wild to first Schung took second
Walsh singled to left. Strunk forced
Wnlsh, Staler to Lavan. Schang scoring.
Lajoio fouled to Leary Mclnnis went
out to Slslcr, unassisted. One run. two
hits, one error.
Shottcn fanned. Howard filed to
Schang. Slslcr fanned. No runs, no
hltf, no errors.
Oldrlng singled to left. Leary mado
a, great catch of Malone's foul. Oldrlng
took necond after the catch. Lavan
threw out McAvoy. Honard threw out
Eccles. No runs, ono hit, no eirors
Pratt hit to tho deep centre field fence
and by fast sprinting nnd a slow return,
he stretched tho hit to a home run. Lee
fanned. Oldrlng threw out Jucpbson.
Lavan popped to McAoy. One run. one
hit, no errors.
Pratt threw out Schang. Walsh filed
to Shottcn Strunk fanned. No runs, no
hits, no errors.
singled to left. Phillips sacrificed.
to Mclnnis. Malonc thiew out
Howard doubled to left scorlnc
Slslcr filed to Strunk. One run,
two hits
no errors.
filed to Lee. Lavan throw out
. Oldrlng walked. Malone wAIkfd
threw out McAvoj. No runs, no
hits, no
Continued from I'aitr One
Carey. Luderus lined to Carey. No runs,
no lilts, no errors.
Alexander threw out Gibson. Cooper
filed to Paskert. Bancroft thiew out
Caicy. No runs, no hits, no cirors.
Whltted walked. Nlehon was called
out on strikes. Burns filed to Barney.
VIox threw out Alexander. No runs, no
hits, no errors.
Johnston singled to right, but died
stealing second. Burns to Nlehoff. Bar
ney singled to centre. Barney went to
second on Hlnchman's single to right.
Wagner singled to right, lining tho bases.
Vlox walked, forcing In Barney. This
Is tho first time this, season Alexander
has forced a base runner across the plate.
Alexander knocked down Balrd's liner
and threw to Burns, forcing Hlnchman
at the plate. Burns quickly tossed to
Stock, forcing Wagner at third. One
run, four hits, no errors.
Vlox threw out Stock.' Cooper tossed
out Bancroft. Paskert singled to centre.
Cravath singled to right, sending PaBkert
to third. Cravnth stole second. Vlox
throw out Lu'derus. No runs, two hits, no
Gibson singled to left. Gib ton took sec
ond on Cooper's out, Bancroft to Ludeius.
Carey popped to Nlehoff. Johnston filed
to Cravath. No runs, one hit, no errors.
Whltted walked again, Nlehoff forced
Whltted. Cooper to Wagner. Wagner
stabbed Burns' liner with one hand and
threw to Johnston, doubling Nlehoff. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
Harney walked. Hlnchman singled to
right, sending Barnoy to third. Wagner
fouled to Burns, Hlnchman taking sec
ond after tho catch. Vlox filed to Crav
ath. and Barney was held nt third. Balrd
filed to Whltted. ,o runs, one hit, no
Alexander singled past short. Slock
riled to Carey. Bancroft filed to Barney,
Alexander took second on Parkert's single
to left Cravath hit to Vlox, who threw
to Wagner to force Paskert, but Wagner
dropped the ball and rocovere 1 in time,
however, to throw out Alexander nt the
plate. No runs, two hits, one error
Gibson singled to centre. Couper fanned
Rlxey. McQuillan, Chalmers and Demareo
are all warming up. Slglln running for
Gibson. Carey singled to right npd Slg
lln was thrown out trying to take third,
Cravath to Stock, Carey taking veeond.
Johnston singled to right, scoring
Carey. Barney lined to Stock. One run,
three hits, no errors
Murphy now catching for Pittsburgh.
Luderus fanned. Whltted singled to
centre. Nlehoff popped to Vlox, Whltted
out stealing. Murphy to Wagner. No
runs, one hit, no errors. .
Hlnchman filed Mo Cravath. Wagner
fahned Vlox filed to Paskert. Nn runs,
no hits, no errors,
Falling Stack Imperils Workmen
Several workmen narrqwly escaped In
Jury today when o cable aupportlng the
5-foot Iron smokestapk of the. South &'
Cavr n Crushed Stone nfl ftind Company,
on the Delaware River at, the foot of
Dls.ston street, snapped and the stack
crashed througli t -roof The police, an
engine company at)" the "runkford Hos
pital ambulance were Jturrledito the scene
and. aided In ettn Edward Cullison,
tM awlvtant engineer and fireman, of
im tvpd, out of building, who
raa priused In- by tlio petition of (k
etstcfc f one (Me nnd ecllng U4a
fuM4 uy brsken ;! en the tttber,
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World's Greatest Artillery Bat
tle Now in Sixteenth Day
Along Entire West
French Wreck Germnn Positions in
Lorraine Foe's Sortie Repulsed
nt Wife Entanglements
PARIS. Sept. 13.
Two million shells novo been hurled
across the Fianco-riandcrs battle front
In the greatest artillery battle the world
has ever known, according to estimates
made here today,
Tho rain of shells continues with no in
dication of any cessation On Sunday
tho 15th day of tho long-drawn-out bom
bardment, the action was of extreme vio
lence on nearly evei sector of the battle
French batteries poured a heavy fire In
upon tho German works In Lorraine
throughout cstordny, wrecking enemy
positions near Embermenll, Lelntrcy nnd
Anccrvlllcr. Near Armancourt, Beu
vrnlgnc and on the plateaus of Nouvron
and Quennevlercs tho roar of guns con
tinued throughout the day, tho Germans
replying energetically Between Bothunc
and Arras there were hnnd-grcnade com
bats throughout last night. The French
repulsed German attacks north of Sou
chez with sevore losses (or the enemy.
This a.fternoon'8 communique reported
mine combats along the Sommo and near
The text of the communique follows:
"The night saw numerous combats with
CrcnadeB, near the Bcthune-Arras high
way, and one attack by the enemy which
was easily itpuUed. To the north of the
Souchez station there was continued ac
tivity by the artillery on both sides The
conflict with mines Is continuous and
very persistent.
"To the south of the Somme, before
Faye, there was a violent bombardment
In the sectors of Armancourt nnd ot
Beuvralgnes, as well as on the plateau
of Quennevlercs and Nouvron.
"An Intermittent cannonnade occurred
In Champagne nnd In the Argonnc.
"On the Loiralne front our batteries
directed an efficacious storm of shells on
the trenches and works of tho Germans
In the environs of Embornil, Lelntry and
"Some groups ot the enemy troops, who
sortltd from their trenches and reached
our wire entanglements, were dispersed
by our artillery lire."
An official statement, supplementary to
tho dally communique, was given out this
afternoon, dealing with the 15-day bom
bardment. "Our methodical cannonade, aimed at
harassing the enemy. Impeding h'8 forma
tion, destroying his earthworks and gen
erally wearing down his defensive abil
ities, nt all times hns been fruitful, espe
cially In the Artols region," the statement
said. In this region tho German works
have been seriously damaged.
"Infantry actions have taken place dur
ing the week, principally In the Vosges
and the Argonnc. In the latter region,
the French positions were maintained, de
spite German attacks with liquid Are, by
which momentnry gains were made.
"During the last week Allied aviators
have dropped bombs on military establish
ments nt Freiburg, Breslgau and Fras
cati, and on the railway stations at Sar
burg, Sablons, Metz and Dleuse. Enemy
ncroplane hangars at Ostend nnd St.
Medard, and factories at Nonnenbruck
also have been bombarded by our air
Wilkes-Barre Lottery Promoters Will
Be Tried in Federal Court
The Federal Grand Jury will hear the
caBes of John J. Kllcoyne and John O,
Walsh, In the nited States District Court
today, who are accused of heading a base
ball lottery conducted through subscrip
tions to the "Weekly World," a AVilkcs
Uarre publication. ,
The lottery Is said to have been devised
by a college professor and the promotors
had agents and subagents In nearly every
State throughout the country. It Is
understood that more than 100 of these
agents and subagents were arrested by
the postal authorities and the Grand Jury
will be asked to decide as to whether they
should also be Indicted.
Judges and Lawyers Pay Tribute to
Late Attorney and Politician
Judges and lawyers at a memorial rqMt
Ing In Court of Common Pleas No. 1 to
day eulogized the late John H. Fow, law
yer, historian and politician, whose unique
career In law circles of this city was ter.
mlnated several da) a ago by his death at
Spring Lake, N J., after a short Illness.
President Judge Bregy, or Court of Com
mon Pleas No. 1, presided, and Judge
Thomas D. Flnletter and Frederick A.
Sobernhelmer acted as secretaries. The
speakers Included Judges Martin. Patter
son and Anderson, Assistant District At
torneys Joseph J Roxtri and Thomas J.
Meagher and I. Ifazelton Mlrklll,
, " " nifir.1
Harry .McClelland
Harry McClelland, a well-known news
paper map, died at M home. 1308 South
4th street, on Saturday, -after an Illness
of several mouths He was formerly con
nected with the Philadelphia Record, but
for the lM 10 years w JaentlflM wkh
the Bt Journal Mr- McClelland l
survived by Mr mother and thiee eler
and will be burled on Wednesday after
imma at I o'clock.
The Sant' Anna
Continued from Tnge One
late last night, announcing that fire had
been1 found on the SAnt' Anna, when she
was In latitude 40:23 north and longitude
47.30 west, every agency va brought Into
play to aid the burning chip. This mes
sage stated that tho ship was In dlstiess
and indicated that her position was
News of tho outbreok of the lire on the
ship Immediately aroused the suspicion
that tho lire may have been of Incendiary
origin, because of the presence of Italian
r scrvlsts on board.
Tho marlno department of tho Dominion
Government flashed word, through the
Capo Itace wireless station, that nil avail
able help would bo sent to the Sant Anna.
It was expected thnt Government tugs
would be sent out to the assistance of
the burning ship, unless word was re
ceived thut tho blaze had been con
ti oiled.
The Sant Anna sailed from New York
for Naples nnd Marseilles on September
8, her depnrture having been delated for
21 hours until search could bo made for
bomb? on board.
A theory that the fire on the San Anna
might have been caused by a spy was
bioachcd today by David II. F. Jones,
a member of tho New York firm which
nets as the Fabre Line agents.
"Several of our vessels have been set
on fire recently by spies," said Mr.
Jones. "Ono bad fire was found nboard
tho Lord Erne. As a result we have had
our vessels under the closest watch while
In port. Wo exnmlned every piece of
freight taken on the Sant' Anna to guard
against bombs or Infernal machines that
might wreck tho vessel In mldoccan.
The Italian reservists on board tho
Sant' Anna gathered In Now York from
nil parts of the country. Upon their ar
rival there they icported to tho Italian
Consular General, and on showing their
credentials were supplied with tickets en
titling them to transportation on board
the vessel.
Though the Fabre Line agents had as
serted that the cargo of the Sant' Anna
wns made up chiefly of foodstuffs, the
ship's manifest showed that she also car
ried 3000 barrels of cottonseed oil, 88
freight cars, 42 casks of copper wire, 409
pieces of black pipe, 13 pieces of cyanide
of iodn, 10 caBes of potash salts, IS boxes
of machinery, 800 cases of brass rods and
1C00 bags of paraflln
The Sant Anna was built In 1910 at La
Seine, France, and was equipped with
modern safety devices. .She Is registered
as of 9350 tons gross and 5814 tons net.
She is 470 feet long.
She has a speed of 18 knots. Her equip
ment Is one of the most complete and Is
of palatial order, including a Parlslen
outdoor cafe on the promenade deck.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. Confirmation of reports that a case of truo
bubonic plague had been discovered at New Orleans wns received today by
the United States public health service. Orders were sent at once to the
service experts there to take every precaution to prevent the spread of the
disease. I
GENEVA, Sept. 13. The German aviator, Klubel, Inventor of the Invisible
aeroplane, was killed at Muenster Saturday while testing: a new machine. Ha
was 50 yean? old.
NEW YOKK. Sept. 13. Tho act of a person who Is suspected of being a
German agent, It was reported, caused tho delay In the sailing time of the
American liner St. Louis, which arrived yesterday a week bohlnd her schedule.
The liner was held up for repairs after her ladt eastward voyage. According to
officers of tho ship, tho real cause of the St, Louis not sailing on her proper
date was that some one, before she left New York on her last trip, loaded
her lubricating oil with emery powder. When she reached Liverpool an ex
amination Bhowed that the bearings had been entirely worn away.
KAVALA, Greece, Sept. IS. Iteports of a frontier skirmish between Greek
nnd Bulgarian patrols near Fatorna havo been officially confirmed and an In
vestigation ordered. German aeroplanes, it is said here, aro constantly flying
over Servian and Bulgarian territory from Orsova, Hungary, to Adrlanople.
Each of them Is loaded to Its full capacity, according to reports, with supplies
for the Turks. ' "
NEW YORK, Sept, 13. One American woman has been doing a man's
work to help along the cause of the Allies, which she openly espouses. She Is
Mrs. Bartlett Boder, of Vhltestone, L. L, who arrived from England yester
day on the American liner St. Louis. Since last February she has been orlv.
lng an army truck or an ambulance for the BritlBh. dressed In regulation
khaki, with breeches and puttees. She la going back for more" of It after her
four weeks' furlough Is over.
HOME, Sept. 18. Nows from Constantinople Is that the Dulte of Meek
lenburg paid a visit to the Sultan, and afterward Enver Pasha took the Duke
to review the troops and assured them his arrival was the precursor of a
great German army. In Italy It is stated that the Duke brought several mil.
lions of francs In gold with him. "
ROME, Sept. 13. Cardinal Qaaparli the Papal Secretary of State, has sent
$200 to the Calais Hospital, with a letter saying that the Pope regrets that
the present condition of the Vatican's finances prevented his sending more.
AMSTERDAM; Sept. 18,-The Berlin Vorwaerts reports that, owing; to
some cases of typhus fever having been discovered In the western district ot
Berlin, tho police have cautioned the public against the use of unboiled milk.
OTTAWA, Sept. 13. Within the next week or ao the Dominion Govern,
ment will Issue a call for fO.000 more volunteers. At a prolonged session of
the, Cabjnet 81r Robert Borden and Major General Hughes Jald before their
colleagues secret Information In respect to the war received from Lord
Kitchener nd the Imperial Optffrnwnt, and strongly reepmmende tfcat
Cwuida, tak teteediate tet. m! additional battaltens tor oyer
ervlce. That a big oKa4y to H BTMt U lmwlt U opemly J.lat4.
Second Attack Within Twenty
four Hours Reported by
War Office No
Forny on Saturday Followed by An
other Last Night Recruiting
Gets Big Boost
LONDON, sept. 13.
Zeppelin airships made another raid on
England Inst night. The German aerial
squadron dropped bombs on the eastern
coast, but an official statement Issued by
tho Pi ess Bureau shortly before 3 o'clock
this afternoon stated that no casualtlel
had resulted.
This was the second raid In 24 hours,
nnother having been made on Saturday
London was again bombarded Satur
day night by Zeppelins for the third time
In Ave days.
According to a dispatch from Amster
dam, Count Zeppelin directed tho at
tacks. One report says he remained In
Emden, but another declares he accom
panied the fleet here.
Just ohw serious was the latest raid
cannot be said. Tho official Press Bu
reau is unusually reticent over this latest
lsltation of the German aerial craft. It
merely states that "another raid by Zep
pelins on the east coast was attempted
laBt night. Bombs wero dropped, but
there were no casualties."
As was the case In the loat two attacks,
however, an occasional sentence creeps
past the censors which indicates that the
latest raid was serlouB. One such sen
tence reads:
"Zeppelins tonight remain the sole topic
of conversation. Thoso of tho survivors
of the bombarded bulldtngB who are able
to relate their experiences aro In great
An official statement Issued In Berlin,
reaching hero via Amsterdam, says:
"The London docks and their environs
were successfully bombarded Saturday
13. 1915.
Man Killed In Accident to Experi
mental Fighting Crnft
The work ot repnlrlng and reconstruct
ing certain parts of what Is hoped to be
tho world's moat efficient specimen ot
fighting nlr craft was begun today by
Captain John W. Boughton following Sat
urday's nccldent, In which a broken snail
on the machine hurled a wooden pro
peller through the nlr, striking nnd kill
ing Ilelnold Gessner, an expert meehanio.
When seen at hl resldenco at 4121
Larchwood avenue, Captain Houghton,
tfho Is a Clxll War veteran, explained
thnt the new aeroplane Is tho result of
experiments on a cigar uu inuo "i
six years ago. The crnft now being con
structed weighs 300 pounds and has R
number of struaturnl features which may
revolutionize present methods of building
such .crnft.
Captain Houghton's craft differs from
others In that It rises vertically In tho
air. It also can be made to stand still
In tho air The craft is equipped with a
M0-horcpowcr motor nnd has cabin ac
commodations for six persons.
Italians Prepare for Great Ef-
fort to Reduce Gorizia and
Tolmino Before
Rome Reports Minor Successes In
Tyrol nnd Carnic Alps Attacks
Repulsed nt Plnzzo
ROME. Sept 13.
The Austrlans are strengthening the
forces defending Tolmino and building
new fortifications on the lower Isonzo, ac
cording to the official statement Issued
last night.
Reports received from Brescia Indlcato
that preparations are being made both by
the Austrlans and the Italians for Im
portant battles at GorlzIa nnd Tolmino
before real winter weather begins.
In this short sector there are sold to
be from KO.000 to 300,000 Austrlans, with
as many more on tho Gorlzla-Monfal-conc-Dulna
front. Reinforcements are
arriving constantly nt Lalbach and VII
lach, probibly from the Russian front.
Archduke Eugene Is In nominal command
of the Austrlsn forces in this section.
Lmpeior Francis Joseph, It is stated, In
sists that GorlzIa and Tolmino must bo
held at all cost.
Cholera Is reported to have broken out
behind the Austrian lines on the Isonzo
River and In Trieste.
The Italian Government Is reported to
have placed an order for J7,000,OO0 worth
of ammunition with Swiss nrms at Chaux
de Fords.
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whether or not the commander of tho
U-boat which sank the liner was war
ranted In believing the latter was trying
to rnm him It was understood also
that, assuming an arbitral decision
against tho submarino officer, Germany
would without further aigument, admit
her liability for financial damages on ac
count of the two American lives lost In
the affair.
This left still nt Issue the question of
future mistakes ot tho kind.
The only alternative, according to the
German view, was for the British to re
voko their "ramming" order, it was
suggested that If the I'nlted States
wished to prove herself really neutral,
she would tako this matter up with the
London Admiralty.
That the Administration would go to
the British with such a suggestion as the
one made by Germany was deemed most
There appeared, at any rate, no question
that Oermanv hurt nasiim.,! o .m.nU nn
nttltude than during comparatively recent
n-Kouauons wun me united States, and
tho fear was consequently expressed In
official circles that tho ultra-military
party In Berlin had gained the upper
Count von Bernstorff was In high good
humor on leaving the department nnd
posed for tho movlng-plcture operators on
the State Department steps. He was told
that a report had been circulated that a
deadlock had arrived In tho negotiations
with the United States.
"There will bo no deadlock so long as
I'm alive," ho Bold, with distinct em
phasis. ABked whether he would see the Presi
dent, the Ambassador said he had not
made any request to meet the chief exec
utive, but that he would hold himself at
the disposal of Secretary Lansing and his
chief at all times. Ho declined to say
when he expected to see Mr. Lansing
again, but Intimated that It would bo
very soon.
Jury Frees Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith,
Accused of Posing as Banker's
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith, accused of
posing as the wife of a Philadelphia
banker. In seeking contributions for a
home for tuberculosis children In New
Mexico, vtas acquitted before Judgo
Bregy In the Quarter Sessions Court to
day of chnrges of obtaining money under
false pretenses.
Lack of testimony on the part of wit
nesses who appeared against the woman
and the fact that the money was not
given to her because she was the bank
er's wife brought about tho verdict.
Ralph B. Little, counsel for tho Society
for Organizing Charity, .when told of the
verdict said: "The woman and her or
ganization Is a fake." Ha said he Is pre
pared to prove It.
The organization which Mrs. Smith said
ehe represented is the "Children's Na
tional Tuberculosis Society." It has of
fices In Chicago, and Mrs. Smith was a
duly authorized solicitor, according to let
ters dliplayed by Congressman John R.
K. Seott at the trial ttoday.
Headquarters Opened for Military
Training Camp Fifty Early Ap
plicants, and 3000 Expected
Recruiting for the Drexel Riddle Bible
Class Instruction camp was begun to
day at 1817 Mount Vernon treet where
headquarters have been opened for this
purpose. So far, J De Witt Jobborn, the
recruiting officer In charge, has received
60 applications from Persons anxious to
obtain a knowledge of military sclenoe.
The camp, as recently announced, will
be conducted for about two months be.
glnnlng the utter part of Hepnbe"' As
yet, .the site of encampment has not been
decided upon, but a meeting for this pur
pose wll be held by the officers of the
,ructln- h.; WJ In m. uf.ry0p P!
parodnese, Jntrueors will be detailed t
fr- th National Ouard rwta at J
of Mr JMMU t lalae a rnl Lr 32 1
Mackensen's Army Gains. M
Making Rapid Progress ' "l
m Dasli on Pinsk
BERLIN, Sept u.
The Russian lino of communication
lending north from Vllna has been cut by
tho Germans.
Tlio sevtranc of rail communication
noith of Vllna wns announced today by
the German War Office In an omcla re
port, which snld:
"Vllna-Dunabuprg (Dvlnsk) Railway I
1100 uccu itnuicu oy our troops.
Tho Get mam forces on the east bank of
the Dvlna River are on the offensive and
have driven tho Russians from n number
of their positions.
"Field Marshal Mackensen has broken
the enemy's lcslstnnco on a wide front."
tho statement from the War Office added
PI k" VG mnd furtI,er "rErcss toward
After a 10-day battle on the 70-mlU
front cast of tho Nlemen River. Fleld
Morshnl von Hlndenburg has again shat.
tered the Russian lines. at
..,T,mC::nrr,,tro.orm nro retatlng toward
the Vllna-Llda front, nccordlng to latest
re.Eu .l.wlth the Qcrmans in hot pursuit.
Tho direct result of this success Is ex
ptcted to be a resumption of the German
offensive on tho Rlga-Dvlna front, where
oti Hindenburg's left wing has been
held up while his centre was meeting
with determined resistance. That reslst
nnco has finally been overcome, ana the
Germans In the north will be able to
movo forwnrd ngaln.
Hindcnburg Menaces Keystone of
Petrogratf Defense
PETROGRAD. Sept. 13.
Tho Germans aro now concentrating
their efforts In a march against Dvlnsk.
tho keystone of tho outer defense of
Three armies aro advancing upon
Dvlnsk. two moving In from the west
and a third lighting Its way along the
road from Vlikomlr, leading Into tho city
from the southwest The renewal ot the
Teuton effort to reach Petrograd before
the winter now overshadows Interest in.
the campaign In the southeast where
General Ivanoff continues to bend back
the Austrian flank.
Heavy nrtllicry Is being hauled over the
road from Vlikomlr for the nssault on
the Russian defenses before Dvlnsk. It
Is jeallzed hero that tho full of that posi
tion and the crossing of the Dvlna at
that point would menace the capital, but
every confidence Is felt In the ability of
General Russkv. commnnrilni? the sio
armies on the Dvlna front.
North of Vllna nnother German army
is approaching tho Vilna-Dvlnsk-Pqtro-
grad RallWaV. The fiermnn aril'mitA nn
Vllna Itself Is being held up by Russian
Questions of Highway Construction
Will Be Discussed
OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 13. The Pan
American Road Congress, held under the
Joint nusplces of the American Road
Builders' Association nnd the American
Highway Association, In co-operation
with the Trlstnto Good Roads Associa
tion or the throo coast States, started
here today with a largo attendance. It
will continue five days.
Improved methods of highway construc
tion nnd conservation will be taken up In
numerous speeches supplemented by open
This Congress brings together many in
terested in highway Improvement, not
only from nil parts of the United States
and Canada, but also from tho South
American countries, all of whom have
been Invited officially to participate In
this Congress.
Tho plans for the congress were made
nnd can led out by an executive commit
tee of five, of which Governor Charles W.
Gates, of Vermont. Is chnlrman. the other
four members of the committee being an
follows: James II. MacDonald, former
State Highway Commissioner of Con
necticut; Major W. W. Crosby, former
Stnto Highway Engineer of Maryland; J,
E. Pennybacker, chief, Division of Eco
nomlcs, United States Office of Publlo
Roads, and E. L. Powers, editor of Good
Pensions, Budget and Conscription to '
Bo Considered
LONDON, Sept, 13,-Three big, vital
questions of national interest will be up
for consideration when Parliament con
venes, probably tomorrow.
They are soldiers' pensions, the budget
and methods of increasing the revenues,
and conscription.
It Is expected that the Government's
course as regards pensions will be Indi-
cated shortly after Parliament convenes,
Tho budget will likely be Introduced on
Tuesday or Thursday of next week.
The utmost luterost Is manifested In the
Government's Bcheme to meet the enor- -mous
Increase In war expenditures and to
mako up the probable deficit of 118,250,000
dally with which the Government Is con
fronted. It Is believed that Chancellor of
Txrtifmifti TTAtrl not1 nM'LrAMnH ..ih
r.,.,HVl 4(VQIMBIU V k VVI 1 0, VV 1 Oil f i
nounce the Imposition of hew taxes.
Daughter of Prominent Episcopal
Minister to Marry Charles It.
Bulley, of Reading, Pa.
News of an approaching wedding
which has aroused, great Interest In
churph circles became known today When
a marriage license was obtained for Ms
Rebecca Cecelia Duhrlng, daughter of the
Rev, Herman L, Duhrlng, of Chestnut
Hill, one Pf the most 'prominent Episcopal
ministers In the State, and Charles Reg
inald Bulley, of Reading, Pa. The wed
ding ceremoney, which wiM take place
this week, will be performed by Bishop
Philip M. Rhlnelander, of the Episcopal
Diocese ot Pennsylvania.
Miss Duhrlng's' athtr 1 retired fnyn
active work In the Episcopal diocese. Ho
wns formerly head of the City Mlsln.
and was Identified with many church
movements. Mil Duhrlng. who Is Si
years old, lives on Mermaid lane. Chest
nut Hilt. Mr Bulley, whose home Is at
S61 Njorth Jd street, .Reading. I an en
gineer. He t VI years old.
Killed When Aub Overturn!)
JOHNSTOWN. Pa Sept 13 -fleoiga
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