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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA. WTCTINESDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1915,
IN SOUTH SERBIA
Victors Continue Vigorous
Pursuit of Enemy on
Both Banks of Vardar
AIM AT ENVELOPMENT
"AMERICA FIRST," SAY
OF WILSON'S ATTACK
Use of "Hyphenated" nnd
Assert They Stand by
ATHENS. Dec. 8. German troops
have reached the Greek frontier, ac
cording to a dispatch from Fiorina,
wh ch states that Teuton and Bulga
rian cavalry forces have occupied the
railway town of Kennli on the Serbo
Greek boundary line.
my heart I think there are many, aitrcat
many, who believe In us and are with us
In feeling. Not In this part of the coun
try, but ko to the south and ask tho
cotton pickers and go to tho West and
ask tho shippers.
"It Is money, nnd money only, that
could buy opinion. It Is not America at
I "Here, we German-Americans are, our
m...,. ni.ll.J.i-1.! . nl.:t . homes nra here, our children born nnd
TWO Pniladelphfans Object to bred hero and with the traditions of only
the Fatherland In their heart. And you
turn against us because we cannot turn
against Germany. Wo have not turned
nfjnlnst the United States.
"Vou say the President may not have
meant us only. Perhaps not, but wo feet
It wherever wo so, whatever we read.
And we are ns much part of you as nny
group or nnotner nationality.
I "AmerfCA COmeM first, hilt T hnva .nnllirh
The German-Americans on whom the ' love for the two, the United States nnd
READY WHEN CALL COMES
LONDON, Dec. R.
"Our victorious troops are continuing
the pursuit of tho French on both banks
of tho Vnrdar," said an official War
OfTlco statement todny from Holla.
Yesterday's officat statements reported
tho French retiring on the Cerns. and
Vnrdar Rivers In southern Serbia beforo
a vigorous Ilulgar onslaught.
Tho French were compelled to give up
their positions In tho Ccrna-Kornsu-Var-dar
salient. This action was necessary to
avoid an active envelopment movement
by tho Uutgars, which is still under way.
Severe lighting, which la likely to de
velop Into ono of the greatest battles of
tho war in the Kaat, Is under way In
south Serbia along the Vadar-Cerna-Karasu
front In Serbia. Tho Bulgarians
have begun their attack against the
Anglo-French, nnd It Is reported that tho
German army of General von Gflllvtltz
has been reorganized and reinforced nnd
is marching south to take part in the
It Is evidently the Intention of the Ger
mans to Btrlke hard before the Allies, who
continue to land troops nt Salonlcn, have
completed their preparations. It Is re
ported that tho Germans have 40,000 men I RPn8'tlvi.
alias of 'hyphenated" has been bestowed
by many Imvo taken n stand on the de
fensive. Cnptiln Louis It. Schmltt, a representa
tive naturalized American of Oerman ex
traction, cnntnln commissary of the
3d Itcglmcnt of the National Guard
ot Pennsylvania, spoke today of tho
reaction of tho "hyphenated" toward the
common altitude as typified In tho
presidential message He contended that
the history of the Germans in America
proves their loyally to the United Slates.
and that love for the mother country does
not prevent even more affection for the
adopted country. Every neutral haB a
definite opinion on the Justice of the war,
and tho' h nil of which ths Ocrman
Amerlcin enn be nrcuerd. he nsserted.
"We've almost given up hope of get
tins the rot of the Americans to under
stand," said Mr. Schmltt at a table In
Osterdorff's Cafe, of which he Is gtnernl
mnnnger. "Look at our past In this
country We were here In tho time ot
the Rebellion and we pnve you General
vnn Steuben. We didn't fall you then.
In he Civil War, 1Hnm Germans were
enlisted. We were right at hand when
tho call camo. Ailentown and Phila
delphia, the largest German settlements,
had thnlr full quota In the First De
fenders. IN SPANISH-AMnniCAN WAP.
"And In the Spnnlsh-Amcrlcan War I
gave Up a good Job ns manager of Booth
by's to ga to war nt JH n month.
"You se, we give ourselves when the
'Perhaps we German-Americans
avallnble. There Is no Indication of the
Bulgarian or Annlo-Frcnch strength, but
one report says that five allied divisions
(nearly lOO.OOO men) havo been landed thus
far Tho battle, therefore, will bo ono
ot tho greatest Importance.
According to tho French, all the Bulga
rian attacks have been repulsed, but tho
Germans claim that the French woro
compelled to gtvo up their positions.
I have rend the
3000 WAIST MAKERS
IN THIS CITY MAY
STRIKE IN UNISON
book on the Teutons and now I read his
proclamation. Vnu know. In his hook he
has on'v praise for the German race: so
perhaps we ore unduly sensitive and have
unjustly taken unto ourselves the op
probrium In his mesnso. Ills book and
that paragraph don't harmonize. But I
think he understands, we have no fault
to tlnd with him."
"Neutrality," said Captain Schmltt. "is
defined differently by every person. In
our bear's we feel for Germany: you
would no' think more of us If we killed
the love for the Fatherland. Carl Schurr.
said, "You must not ask mo to condemn
my mother because I have chosen a
"We also think that Germany Is In tho
right, but does not everybody havo an
opinion on the wnr? Is not every Ameri
can feeling and thinking about the war?
i Why riucstlon our loyalty and allegiance
Movement for Improvement Of ; becnus- our hearts and minds lead us to
, .... , think Germany Is In the right?"
jauor uonauions .assumes
MEET TOMORROW NIGHT
Philadelphia may witness another gen
eral otHke of women , in nn' i
the near future -If the clouds gathering
on the horizon do not deceive the leader
prophets of the International Ladles'
Ga ricnt Workers' Union.
Both Philadelphia and New York lead
era are now working in conjunction in
organt-log the "(W men nil'1 ooiri
workers of the trade here. According to
Abraham Silver, secretary of the local
union, 30OQ of the employes havo already
enrolled in the union, and haw t "i l
their willingness to Join in a general
walkout for tho betterment of working
conditions, nn Increase In wages and
shortening of hours.
A meeting at which all tho members of
the union will be present and to which
al the members of the trade have been
invited will bo held tomorrow night at
Roynl Hall. 7th and Morris streets. Tho
meetings will be addressed by Benjamin
Bchleslngcr, international president of
the union; Jesse S. Greenberser, of New
York Held orgnnizer. and M : "
Jacob Pcnkln attornev 'or ,hn
tlonal organization, and A. Baroff, secretary-treasurer,
will also speak. The ques
tion of a general strike will be discussed
at the meeting.
The local union Is divided Into two
branches, the EngllBh-speaklng and for
In event of a strike the number of shops
that would bo affected would bo between
300 and 250.
According to Max Ambur, president of
the local organization, the conditions pre.
vailing in the women's waist trade are
every whit ns bad ns those prevailing In
tho c'oakmnklng trnde, which was probed
by the United States Commission on In
dustrial Relations when it sat in this city
In tho summer of 1911. Mr. Amdur said
that the attitude of tho big manufacturers
was more conciliatory than that of the
small men, the big firms realizing tho ad
visability of better conditions generally.
They assert, however. Mr. Amdur buys,
that they cannot better conditions be
cause of the competition of the small
Tho English-speaking section of the
union will meet on Monday evening next
In. the Parkway Building, where tho ques
tion of a general strike will also be discussed.
EVIDENCE OF NBl'TRALITY.
Herr Schmltt waved his hand toward
the wnltcrs In the cafe. "There is evi
dence of my neutr- llty. We are cosmo
politan here. Mv waiters nro German,
the (light men behind the oyster bar aro
Scotch, Irish and English. The night
watchman Is Serbian; the two bootblacks
aro Italians. The first and second chefs
arc Austrlans and Wasslly In the kitchen
Is a Russian. Could any man be more
"Politics? No, wo have never entered
nolltlcs ns a body. Wo did not elect Ru
dolph niankenburg Mayor of Philadel
phia; the antl-Vare forcen put him 'here
Wo havo never tried to swing nn election.
Your interests havo been our Interests,
vour country our country
"But it hurts. We havo brought you
tho best that Is lu us. The discipline
that Is truly German and the thrift thnt
Is part of us aro assets. Have you ever '
seen a German beggar? And we rive
of our best and our loyalty, tmt our lova
for our mother country no one can take
"AMERICA FIRST." I
Pastor George von Bosse, SS years In
Amcrlcn. lives In the centre of the Ger
man colony in Philadelphia. 8t0 North
"America is always first to us, but can
not you understand what love Is? Sly
children are Americans, horn here, but
they can understand. In the bottom of
JACOB REED'S SONS 1
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Veteran Recovering From Wound
Michael Harmon, a 73-year-old Civil
War veteran, who accidentally shot him- '
elf yesterday while cleaning an old army ,
musket, U recovering today in the Epls-
onol lfrtimltnl Ih VRtfInflfl sal1 tnilav
that he was out of danger. Harmon lives
at 2201 East Norris street.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8.
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CLOSING HOUR 6 P. M.
1424-1426 Chestnut Street
RUN OVER BY A HEAKSE
Then Takes His First Drink of
Whisky in 20 Years, Under Protest
t'rod Benncr had the unique distinction
todny of belnjr run down and Injured
by a funeral procession at Kensington
and IjoIiIkIi avenues, nnd then having his
first taste of whisky for 20 years. He Is
expected to recover.
Benner, who Is 65 years old nnd lives
at 2610 Jasper street, was runnlnn for a
enr when he slipped on the wet street
nnd fell directly In front of tho hearse
hcmtlnir a solemn procession of black
carriages. The hearse passed over his
bodv. Henner was cnrrled to a nearby
oince bv Serjreant Williamson, of the
Trenton avenue nnd Dauphin street stn
Hon. whoro ho wns prevailed upon, under
protest, to drink a stimulant while wnlt
InK for tho patrol wason of the Front and
Westmoreland streets station. At the
Episcopal Hospital nn examination of hla
Injuries was made. Tho funeral was In
chnrKe of James Rosen & Urothcr. 425
"I believe I mind tho whisky more
than the accident," said Hennor. "It wns
my first drop for 20 years."
'PLEASE D0NT, MURPHY
BEGS AS HE GOES TO
DEATH IN THE CHAIR
"It Ain't for My Sake, It's for
God's Sake, Don't" Pleads
Slayer of Riverside
"I GOT NO RIGHT TO GO"
TO STAIIT ELECTRIFICATION
Avenue Station Will Bo
Rnised nnd Moved
Ono of the first steps In brlnalnjr about
the electrification ot the Chestnut Hill
braneh ot the I'cnnsjlvnnla ltallrond Is
the advertising todny of bids for the
moving and raising of the (iermnntowti
station nt riiclten avenue. Tho grade
crossing at that point will ho eliminated
by lowering tho tracks and raising the
Tho only other station to be affected by
tho electrification plans will be nt High
land avenue, which will also be raised
to eliminate n grade crossing. Hlds for
the Cheltcn avenue station alterations
are due December 17 nt noon. William II.
Cookmnu Is the architect.
Bv a Staff Correspondent
TnENTON, K. J., ce. 8.-"Plcase
don'tl Please don't!" begged Kdgnr O
Murphy, of Illverslde, N. J., as two keep
ers strapped him Into the electrlo chair
In the State Penitentiary hero last night
nnd witnesses brnced themselves to see
Murphy pay tho penalty for tho murder
of Herman Fisher, of Illverslde, whom ho
was convicted of killing with a shotgun
In July, 19U.
Murphy's Inst plea for hla life was the
feeble, pitiable cry of a man who had tried
through attorneys, his family nnd friends
to avert that fate that awaited him after
a Jury brought In the verdict of convic
tion last December. It wns weaker than
nil previous appeals. A moment after ho
had delivered it tho State electrician
threw a switch and 1S50 volts shot
through his body.
Though Mrs. Hudson D. Hulllngs, Mur
phy's sister, who tried yesterdny to per
suade Governor Fielder to grant a re
prieve, declared up to the last moment
thnt her brother was Insane, his demeanor
In the lnt three, minutes of life foiled to
bear out her assertion.
Two keepers nnd the Itov. Andrew T.
Taylor, chaplain of tho pcnltontlnry, went
to Murphy's cell a few moments beforo
8:15, the hour set for Iho execution. Mur
phy roused from his cot as ho saw them
at the door.
When they opened the door ho shrank
back against tho rear wall.
"Vou got no right to tnko me out of
hero and I got no right to go." ho cried.
Tho keepers, though, rushed In and
seized his nrms, As soon ns Murphy saw
he was powerless his manner changed
nnd ho walked, resisting only weakly,
through the little barred space that faces
tho side of the dentil chair In the execu
tion chamber of the Isolated concrete
house beside the penitentiary.
They pulled him townrd tho chnlr and
ho clipped Into It. Doctor Tnylor walked
before him, then took his place at ono
sldo as the keepers bent over about tho
strns. As they adjusted tho cap to his
cloBP-Blinven head, Murphy spoko for tho
"Please, don'tl" camo tho words.
"Please, don't It nln't for my sake It's
for God's sake, don't "
Almost with the Inst word some ono
waved nn nrm, nnd tho electrician
standing back of the chair against tho
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switchboard threw a copper lever.
Murphy's body strained forward Kaln
tho straps and ho seemed to Tgn.
Ho was a smalt man. The current was
thrown off. and the man In the c air
relaxed and slid aown l Rhtly. Once
more the body stiffened against 1S n ts
and again It subsided. A third time the
switch ends met and a third time the
body stumped down In the chnlr
Then tho coat wns opened, and Dr. M.
W. Iteddan, prison physician, applied his
stethescope to Murphy's heart. It was
silent. Tho 2T witnesses rose from their
seats and keepers carried Murphy s body
out another door. There was no autopsy.
TEST CANDY POWDER
SENT TO FARMER
Continued from Tone One
to Mrs. Weston J. Hlbbs, of Wayne, and
tho other as n child's nurso at the homo
of W. H. Crawford In that suburb. Bel
vlna Hlnchmnn has not returned homo
since that time, she said today, and as
sorted that her sister had been back only
once beforo the receipt of tho third box.
"I cannot Imagine what it all means,"
she said today. "I am sure that neither
'lola nor I havo any enemies at Cold
Point who would wish to do us harm,
and I havo never heard of my father
having had any troublo with any ono
When questioned today Mr. Illnchmati
"I do not believe that the poison was
directed against either of my daughters.
I do think that if tho analysis develops
poison it is the work of enemies of my
own who wish to drlvo mo from tho com
munity, "I did cntcrtnln the idea that It wns
tho work of n man whom I shall desig
nate only ns "Silly John," and thnt his
action mny have been caused by admira
tion for my elder daughter, but I havo
talked with him and feet euro that ho Is
'""There nro a number of features , in this
case that I do not wish to discuss until
we receive tho report from the chemist.
Hnch of tho three boxes of candy left
on the Hlnehman premises is 'ftn ex
pensive manufacture. The first was from
a firm In New Tork. the second from I'hll
ndulpMa and tho third from Camden.
Mr. Hlnchmnn's suspicions were aroused
on the morning of November 23, when ho
found a box of candy on the front porch
nf his home. He Immediately destroyed
?he candy 't o'1 ll, bo5C ,nndrth?
paper in 'which it was wrapped. Last
Saturday a second box of candy was
foftund ta tho yard In front of the farm
house, and was confiscated by Mr. H nch
man who would not allow his children
tntnatolt. On Sunday night, the third
box was left as mysteriously ns the other
lWMany residents of Cold Point became
thoroughly frightened upon learn ng .of
the candy left at the Hickman residence,
and are warning their children .lot to
touch candy found of1 given to tf,J
strangers. Others assert that th w:T J
was Intended for tho daughters S1 '
Hickman and that It was left bv V Hf'fcl
ful admirer. r bWw'l
Jos. E. Widcncr Succeeds His paii
Mayor Blankenburg today aim J
the appointment of Joseph n.?etii
to succeod his father, the Ute .?J.
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