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gR COLLEGE FAVORS
A STANDING ARMY
. OF 253,500 MEN
Military Reorganization Pro
gram Contemplates Appro
priations of $503,000,000
in Eight Years
1 RESERVE FORCE OF 500,000
Huge Standing Army
War College Program
OuUtartdinK features of the mll
liitv reorganization plan proposed
bv the War Collet .and curtailed
by President Wilson in his mcssaRO
toJ?crca1eS'of standing army to
ConUnTnta'l reserve of 500,000.
Expenditure of $503,000,000 in n
period of cipht years, bcRinnlnn;
neFeS' expenditure of only $7,
000.000 o year for State militia and
reDcnl of laws placing militia in
service ahend of other forces in
case of wan
nMamttrvrON'. Doc. 10. Increase of
the United States standing nrmy to ZM.&OO
men 3 tlio recommendation of tlie Army
War College. Its loiiR-awaltod military
rtorcanUatlon plan, made public today,
provides for stupendous appropriations,
beginning with JM3.000.O00 next year, ex
tending over clglit years. The, nrmy ex
parts recommend a continental rcscrvo of
Adoption by Secretary Garrison nml
President "Wilson of only part of the
txperts' recommendations Is evident from
ihe report. Garrison cut tlio Initial ex
pense from JM.OOO.OOO to J1S3.000.000. Ito
tlio reduced the continental nrmy figures
frofjj EOO.OOO to 400,000, but retained tho
pUn of six-year service. Tho army board,
however, recommends three months
annual training for tho resorves, while
Secretary Garrison's report proposes only
two months' training. Tho War College
plan to havo the continentals enlisted
for threo years' active Borvlco and three
j ears In rcscrvo was Incorporated by
Garrison In his program.
Garrison also adopted the experts'
plan to spend $S0,0O0,0OO In four years on
Tho nrmy olllcers, In detail, recommend
. mnlilln n..i fnr nntiMnpnlnl TTnitrri
States alone of 121,000. with an elght
jcar enlistment, two years' nctlvo nnd
ilx reserve. This would provldo a train
ed reserve of noo.OOO men in eight years.
Tho "War Coltcgo also recommends
Federal expenditure of only $7,000,000 an
nually for tho State militia and repeal
of hns which would place the militia in
service ahead of other forces In case of
FEAR REIGN OF TERROR
AFTER HOPEWELL FIRE
Continued from I'oxe One
iras shot by an Italian, but not fatally.
A falling wall crushed one man.
Kellof work got under way rapidly to
day and committees fioin Petersburg and
Illchmond, as well ns representatives of
the State authorities, visited tlio ruins
elJfopowell. Tho Petersburg City Coun
clf voted $7oC0 for relief work nnd $1000
rinu babies bobx.
p Half a dozen brand-new babies wcro
I ailn.l ,n tl.n ...-.. .1 n , ln t Tlnnnnmll .1..K
I IUUVU (U 11IU U,.U,,4LlUli W. J1UC U.t UMI-
Ins tho long night. One lusty young-
( iter camo Into tlio world in tho bunk-
I room of a railroad construction shack.
ii When Hopewell Jail was ablaze and
f the prisoners were removed, tho women
I prisoners wero taken to Hopewell Hos-
pltal. An hour later, whllo the fire
lighters struggled to save the hospital,
one of thorn gave birth to a ghl baby.
All of the lire babies wero pronounced
by the doctors to bo healthy and happy.
Ten thousand poisons who yesterday
found homes In tlin hundreds of lllnisv
V lhacks that made up the boom city
were today homeless and destltuto, seek
ing food and shelter amoncr the nelch-
i, twins Virginia towns. They lost their
all In tho blaze which swept away prop
I rty valued at from 51.000,0X) to $2,000,000.
ts The great du Pont powder plant was
i not damaged.
A few nathntln llMln lientia tt ntrtillv
p biasing embers, scattered over 21 city
squares, guaruea by sot) Virginia mllltla,
were all that remained todnv of the
I- mushroom city. Krstwhllo dance halls,
i vouaicia, suiuons una gamming nouses,
f with tlielr wood nnd canvas false fronts
t and their long, low buildings, had been
j swept away In a swirl of Bmoke and
SOLDIKUS ON' GUAnD.
Today and throughout the nlcht search
I for bodies among tho ruins was varied
oy yia sniping at looters by tho mllltla.
Four hours sulllccd for tho destruction
of the boom town, tlio kaleidoscopic his
tory of -which pntmlpfl thft trnrtltlnnn nt
E Virginia City and tho gold nnd sliver
I loom camps of Jho last century. Where
a MiuDiers, gunmen and girls so lately
fc neltj swayj nil went up In flame and.
,-"" mnneu uy a DrisK nrceze. nut at
no time was the big powder plant near
ly, with Its tons of cimrnttrm and other
m explosives, In any real danger, ns when
iei names npproached the high stockade
Wounding the plant, a double row of
DUlldillBa tvim ilvnnmltorl nml lllB Are
f checked. The du Pont Powder Company,
-... uwna me pianc, sunereu no jum.
AU through the nluht n. nitlable. dreary
Procession wended Us way by all roads
tout, of what had been Hopewell. Jt
plodded with the sullenness of despair
tnejkmg 10 miles to Petersburg, or sought
l With frantlr frpnxv trt llrwl shpltpr in
; Pont City, City Point, or in the
nack3 of construction gangs In the
, neighborhood. One half crazed mob tried
k tstorm the gates of the big powder
'ui, ana It took half the forco or au
Po?t private police to drive them away.
Waen (hA HvtinnilHiii. nf Mia rtlmav Vtltllil-
u 5? hegan, a wave of panic swept the
"tn muiutuoe which reared a general
MpJpilon In the powder plant.
IMO.OOO IN CASH FOUND.
P It was this condition that prompted the
Weal officials to call for nld. and 300
militiamen, under Wajor B. W. Bowles
fd J, P. Bright, of Blchmond. and Cap-
IWtt It. I!. Wllkltm nf Kaainnrt V9
I eca hurried to the scene. TJiey drove
i, ," uuo ,ronl l,ie "re area and organ
"erj a close patrol, -srlilch kept close
3tCh for InniAVD rri.A mlil,t rnnn.i t'vui
l ikLH1, ea8h and securities In the ruins of
-iiu,eweu (janu and the Farmers and
Mechanics' Banks. It was removed up
er heavy guard.
U. S. LOAN SOCIETY
n, f.SLWlts A'fK3 OK
b JIX7 W, Bind St.
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LOCATION OP HOPEWELL, v...
PKOBK FIRE AT ERIE WHICH
BUnXKl) THE ALLIES' (1HAIN
State and Government Inquiry Into
ERIE, Pa., Dec. 10.-Klrc, which early
today dojtroycd threo Anchor Lino grain
elevators bulging with 550,000 bushels of
grain consigned to the Allies, brought
Stalo nnd Government Investigators to the
tcene, to run down reports that pro-German
fnccndlarles started tho blaze. Tho
loss Is placed at 750,000.
An Investigation was begun Immediately,
despite statements by omclals of tho Krle
nnd Western Transportation Company,
owning tho Anchor Line, that tho blaze
started high In Elevator Ii of tho three
that wcro burned. Indications, they said,
wcro that spontaneous combustion caused
If spies stnrtcd the blnze, It was said,
they could not have solected n more op
portune lime. Erie lias discontinued fire
tug service on tho water front where the
clovators wcro situated, and when tho
llnmes were discovered, the streets
through the surrounding railroad yards
were blocked by freight trains. As a
result ot tho blocknde, fire apparatus was
dolnyed In reaching tho burning build
ings nnd tho Dames gained great head
way. Tho clovators wcro known to have been
under extra guards ever since grain for
the Allies wns placed In stornge. Flvo
graln-lnden steamers lying near tho ele
vators wcro drawn away nnd saved.
SA LONICA GREEKS HOSTILE
TOWARD ALLIES' TROOPS
LONDON, Dec. lO.-The Dally Tele
graph's Salonlca correspondent In n dls
patcll smt by mall, In order to avoid the
Greek censorship, gives Instances of thlm
ly veiled hostility on the part of the
Greeks at Salonlca toward the Allies.
Tho dispatch says that no sooner had
the first contingent ot troops landed thnn
the prices of nil commodities were doubled
nnd trebled, nnd tho highest tariff applied
for the transportation of munitions and
supplies, augmented by a supertnx of 5
per cent. Tho full passenger rnto wns
exacted for each soldier, plus a 7',2 per
cent, supcrtnrlff. Tho director of rail
ways Insisted that tho cost of each troop
train be paid U, gold before It left Sa
lonlca. If the allied forces rented a
house, tho Greek military authorities
stepped In and annulled tho contract,
claiming the house was needed for the
State. The same was done) ns regards
horses, carts and so forth.
Karabunm fort, at tho entrance of tho
Bay of Salonlca, was secretly strength
ened. Defense works wcro constructed,
and heavy guns mounted. Tho presence
was discovered of submarine mines, stored
as If ready to bo launched, nt the mouth
of tho Vnrder niver. Trenches nnd barbed
ivlro defenses were constructed on tho
heights above Salonlca and turned toward
the direction ot tho Allies' camps. Even
artillery was mounted on theso heights,
with tho muzzles of the guns turned In
the direction of the Allies,
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
IJrncat 1.. Weldcl. .TP4S Lancaster uc., on J
Annlfi M. nine. HIS If. Allien st.
William U Jonc4, SO." sickles St., and Au.
KUit.i W Weber, SlL'l ugden (t.
Frank Pefonzo. I-IO X. rilmpron St., and Con-
cftta Kupco, IIiOii N. Furson nt.
Andrew Klscli. ISIS N. l'alcthorp St., nnd
I.tnn Kriimvr, rr.1i X. ."th :.
lienonl Krlshmutli. 4 III Marklo St., and Kstlier
K Hopkins, .'!'! Harvey st.
Wlltlum I'. Mnlloy, LIO N. Uouvler St., and
Alma V. llcrker, 21 1 v. Hrth st.
Max Sliorr. 2117 X. Sitli st and llesslo
St' rncr. 2--'.'.' N. Kith st.
(leorKe H. Cllrte, 1122:1 Klmwood nve., nnd
.Stella A. Wnllon. 1.22:1 KlnuvooU ae.
ItoUrt K. Chi.. 1C2S Carpenter st nnd Get-
nloine Thompson. Cyiiviyd, Ia.
Jcerh I'. Tnj'or. SSUl Wayno ae.. nnd I.'iura
n. Hood, ntHin Chmtnut st.
IMivreneo Puriell. .Viiri nirard ne., and Kath-
erlno CI. WnlHli, 4i.O". Qlrard avo.
John Watt. Ml K. Penn St., nnd Sarah II.
Mai'Donald, .VIT.'I WiiiKolioekliiB terrace
Donald K Cromer, Conshohocken, l'a., and
lUlcn M. Ilrown. 4fU Chestnut st.
Jnmex Itandnlpli, 4'M Armat St., and Ella
Walker, 373!) Keyser st. '
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ETEKiyq EEPGERPHIEADELPHIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER
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18 CARS SMASHED
IN R. R. WAECK
Continued from Pn;e One
sideswipe n freight train bound from
Jersey City for Hnrrlsburg which was
Passing on another track. Locomotte
find cars were upset, many of the latter
being smashed Into splinters. The
W'rcckngo covered alt the tracki, making
passage of other trains Impossible. The
wreckage was not cleared away until
The trnln for Jersey Olty was on track
tW'o, and tho Itnrrlsburg train on trnck
four. Tho carB of the lirst trnln left tho
tracks nnd Jumped over the rails Inter
vening between the two tracks.
The spot wero the wreck occurred Is
I64 miles cast of Philadelphia. There
were 41 cars In the trnln which Jumped
the trnck nnd IS cars In the other train,
Although loaded with freight, both trains
were running nt a rapid rato of speed
nnd the force of the collision wns so
great thnt the tracks were strewn with
wreckage for a distance of BOO feet, Tho
rails were torn up and otherwise badly
damaged nnd had to be replaced. Tracks
one and two wero repnlred nnd opened
to trnlllc shortly nfter 9 o'clock, but
tracks three nnd four were not repaired
INJURED MAN STAYS ON SCENE.
Tho freight trnln going cast wns known
ns No. 6, nnd the locomotlvo wns In
charge of Engineer Mount. Harry Trout,
of Trenton, wns the engineer of tho west
bound trnln. Hnrry E. Salkc, flrcmnn ot
the west-bound trnln, was one of the men
hurt. He refused to leave tho scene of
the wreck until daylight. He was not
seriously hurt, lloth ho nnd Engineer
Trout wcro pinned In tho cnb of their
engine and had to crnwl out over the
wreckage. Salke, although suffering
grcnt pain, Insisted on helping tho wreck
ing crew. He took up his place on tho
tracks, ns Hagmnn, to wnin uppronching
trnlns of danger.
The other mnn hurt wns C. M. Guyott,
brnkctnan of tho west-bound trnln. Ho
was climbing n ladder to the roof ot the
car when the smnBh-up took place. He
wns hurled a distance of !S feet through
tho air and landed In a Held. Ho fell In
n pllo of soft earth and only Buffered a
Blinking up. Hoth he nnd Snlko wcro
sent to Jersey City, whero they live, in
one of the wrecking trains.
GIVE THANKS FOR DELIVERANCE.
Following the wreck two members of
tho crows knelt on a Held and Joined in
n prayer of thanks for their deliverance.
Two of tho cars wrecked contained
chocolato candy destined for Christmas
delivery. Another enr was filled with
toys, also to be sold for Christmas. They
wcro scattered over the tracks, and many
of tho workmen In the rocking crew
which arrived picked up tho remains
when they had finished their work.
Although not so many cars were de
molished as was tho case In tho wreck
of November 10. tho loss wns grcntcr
today because of the costliness of tle
contents of the cars. A number of
grnphophoncs, plnnos, typewriters and
expensive rugs were destroyed. Many
boxes of cotton yarn were In tho cars and
bundles were strewn about the tracks.
Tho workmen found it useful, for they
picked up large bundles and tied them
to their caps to protect their cars against
the early morning cold.
500 IN WRECKING CREWS.
M. T. Tomllnsnn, freight traffic mali
nger, nrrlved on Ihe scene from his home
In Elizabeth shortly after u o'clock. He
had COO men working under his direction.
Wrecking trnlns wcro sent from Tacony,
Morrlsvllle, NVw Urunswick, West Pnlt
adelphla and Paoll.
The railroad company announced that
It would cancel the D o'clock trnln to
New York, but when It wns found the
work of clearing the track wns progress
ing so rnpldly the trnln Anally left the
station and wns the llrst to pass Anda
lusia nfter tho vweck. It arrived there
at 9:10. A short time later, a few min
utes nfter 10 o'clock, a Chicago express
from New York passed by.
Tho accident occurred about 150 yards
west of the station at Andalusia,' hut in
spite of the terrlllc crash Mrs. S. II,
Williams, In charge of the station, nnd
tlio members of her family wero not
awakened. Tills wns due to the high
wind, which carried the sound In the
For the convenience of those
who are unable to shop during
Jewelen Since 1837
C. R. Smith & Son
Itlarket Jt. at 18th
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For all the Family
A hundred years ago folks traveled miles to drink
Bedford Water. Today it is brought to you,
IN CAST OF SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
1'hoto by ailbcft & I1.1COI1
Left to right W. Gardner, P. Ehrmann, II. Wiltlinnk, K. Uoryendorfr, Prof. G. N. Hnnsz, conch; D. Silver
man, J. Curlcy, W. Manning, J. Calhoun, M. Efraemson and C. Ilildebrantl.
opposlto direction. Mrs. Williams knew
nolhlns of the wreck until she nroso nt
6 o'clock this morning. She snlil that
she, her husband nnd 3-yrnr-old daUKh
tcr had slept soundly.
The Rfiicrnl manager of tho rcnnsylva
nln )!allroad, S. C. I.onrr, came to the
sccno of the wreck himself nfter daylight,
it whs announced that a committee would
determine ofllclally the cause of the
November Fire' Losses
Klro losses In tho United Stntca nnd
Cauda during November nRRrcsatcd J21,-
MI.SW, compaicd vith 121,372, "M n year
Kor 11 months ended November SO the
lows wcro JICt.950.10O In 1913, 1212,01.200
In 1014 nnd JWS.BOG.SOO In 1913.
WASHINGTON'. Dec. 10.
Tor eastern Pennsylvania nnd New Jer
sey: Fair nnd continued cold tonight;
Snturdny Increasing cloudiness nnd
warmer, probably followed by snow or
lnln by nlaht; fresh northwest wlndu,
Tho northeastern storm has increased
In size and energy dining tho last 21
hours, whllo Its enstward movement has
slackened considerably. High winds aim
gales aro reported from the nrca within
Its Influence nnd light snow hns covered
most districts from the I.nko region east
ward. The northwestern storm has
moved rapidly southeastward and Is cen
tral over ICnnsiiM nnd Oklahoma. It has
developed considerable energy, but very
llttlo precipitation. Low temperatures
prevail from tho Mississippi Itlvcr cast-ward.
THE AEOLIAN FAMILY
of the player-piano world
on sale at HEPPE'S
rhe Sleinway Pianola, $1250
The Weber Pianola, $1000
The Wheelock Pianola, $750
The Stroud Pianola, $550
Francesca-Heppe Player-Pianos, $450
Aeolian Player-Pianos, $395
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SOl'TllERX IIK1II STUDKNTaS
I'ltODUCt. PLAY TONIflHT
"A Regiment of Two" Will Be Sociat
Climax of tho Year
The ntmunl play presented bv students
of tl.o Renlor dnns of tho Southern High
School will be given tonight nt Met can
tlio Hall, 13 road nnd Master streets, when
tho curtain will bo rung up on n three
net fnrco-comedy, " Itegimcnt of Two."
Students havo been preparing for tho
event, which Is tho social climax ot tho
schidastlo year, alneo last spring, when
tho comedy Itself wns selected and try
outs were made to select tho cast. Since
the opening of the fall term In September
1'rof. O. N. llnnsz, ot tho high school
faculty, has been giving up much ot his
spare tlmo In drilling tho players tounnl
u moro successful drlvo than hns formerly
been tho case at tho downtown institu
tion. Itehearsals havo been held thrico
weekly since September, nnd the cast has
emerged In complete harmony with each
other nnd tho play.
The comedy itselt is a J31S fnrce with a
JuMnposltlon bf wit, humor and thrills.
With n trlllo of luvu and such thrmni
III for the human Interest side. It is nlso I
up to date In that It has been retouched j
to Include ever thing In tho dialogue from
snulrrcls to Henry Ford.
SHORE COOL TO OI'ERA PLAN
Hnnimcrstein's Project to Get City
Help Not Well Received
ATLANTIC C1TV, Dec. 10 Opera sea
son proposals from Oscar llnmmersteln,
requiring tho city to buy him n slto 130
by 200 feet and enter Into various guar-
h is not a new thing to see a player-piano advertised for $400 and
even $375, but it is an event far out of the ordinary and one of most
considerable importance to see manufacturers, as highly esteemed and
as reputable as the great Aeolian Company, place on the market a
player-piano with their name on ii and at a price far below the fond
est hopes of their staunchest patrons. Such an event is most worthy
of note, but more wonderful still is the value which these great man
ufacturers announce with this new model.
Consider for a minute
this $395 Aeolian Player-Piano is made in the same fac
tories, designed by the same artisans, built by the same work
i men and produced under the same supervision that produces
the world-famous Weber and Steinway Pianolas.
this $395 Aeolian Player-Piano contains practically every
patented Aeolian device, except the exclusive Pianola
this $395 Aeolian Player-Piano carries the same guaran
tee of absolute satisfaction as the highest-priced instruments
of the Aeolian line.
Best of all, this new model is priced within the reach of every pur
chaser, and now to add a fitting climax to such a marvelous value, we
have arranged these special terms of payment.
Ihe Heppe Rental-Payment Plan
.SHlBs -SBISsflilisHfet I I IsIh aasH
S ANNUAL PLAY
nntecs. all rondltioned Upon Asbury 1'nrk
doing the same, wcro coldly received by
the Ilotclmcn's Association. Higher cost
of rent estate makes a. location of the
dimensions tho Impresario has In mind
nlmost prohibitive. Hotel men, further
more, nro not Inclined to consider Asbury
Park Into the question.
It Atlnntlc City Is to incur n large ex
penditure for entertainment fpr discrim
inating patrons. It does not want any
coast rivals. Most of the hotelmen think
Mr. llnmmersteln Is wasting his time.
V JZtCl 4tT
wt&W Luxurious Comfort
i 3W Easy foot -
AlM&t" results from
Dr. Reed Cushion
fa $6 and
I'or men and women, lace or
button, for every purpose. All
leathers. Each pair embodies the
famous Dr. Reed Cushion Sole which
conforms to every line of ihe fool; prevents fallen arches,
enlarged joints, calloused soles and other foot troubles.
All Rent Applies to Purchase
A $15 down payment will send this instrument
to your home. Surely, with these extremely reason
able terms at such a moderate price as $395, no home
need be without a player-piano this Christmas for
the want of price.
Remember, however, a purchase of a placer
piano is not the matter of a few minutes, It requires
time and thought, Consequently, it is not too early
to consider a Christmas purchase now.
Why not decide right now to come to Heppejs
today, or tomorrow at the latest, and see and hear this
wonderful instrument, made by "the greatest manu
facturers of player-pianos in the world"?
If you have not time to call, just phone or write
us, and wewill gladly mail you catalogs,
' , Victor shopping, remember tee have one
of the v'03t complete departments in the city
C. J. HEPPE & SON
1117-1119 CHESTNUT STREET
SIXTH AND THOMPSON STREETS
PLANS FOR MEETING K)
OF HOUSE OF BISHOPS;?
Episcopal Churchmen Expected
to Assemble in This City
on January 12
Plans aro being completed far the
meeting of tho House ot Bishops to be
held In this city btftlnnlng on January
12. Tho sessions will bo held In St,
James Episcopal Church, 22d nnd "Walnut
streets, and It Is expected that about 100
bishops -will nttend.
lllshop tthlnclnndcr announced todayy
as chairman of tho Hospitality Commit
tee, thnt he would appreciate ndtrlce n
early as possible from those churchmen
who nro willing lo entertain visiting
bishops during their visit In Phlladeln
phn. All arrangements enn bo completed
with greater rapidity If tho Bishop ha
Acceptances have been received from 33
bishops, nnd 20 moro acceptances must
be received by December 31 In order to
assure the meeting here on the dale
named. It Is nltogetlicr probable, how
ever, that there will be that many ac
centnnccs before thnt date, which prac
assures the meeting.
MS CHllSTNUT ST.
Jlcll Thone. Wnlnul 3091,
- Sole Shoes
Let us show you n model built
for your particular requirements.
Dr. Reed Cushion Shoe Co.
8 North 13th Street
Mil. IhriilDcs. Only More In 1'lilladelphla