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ISSUES CALL FOR
"Liberator of Mexico" Re
fuses to Quit Will
GATHERS PICKED ARMY
Asserts Generals Betrayed Him
and Calls for Recruits
Eli PASO, Tox Dec. IS. General Villa
has changed hi mind nbout leaving Mex
ico. Instead he hns decided to start ft
new revolution. Deserted by his generals,
and with all the territory ho once con
trolled now In the hands of his enemies,
he will commence over ng.il n.
He Is now at Ilustlllos, Chlhunliun, with
n picked band of men. He claims to have
JOOO soldiers under arms, but tho number
Is reported hero to be much smaller. In
a manifesto appealing for recruits, which
reached tho border today, he gives his
reasons for deciding to carry on the fight.
Tho proclamation was Issued on Decern
ber 23 and was brought to the border by
courier, all wires being now In the hands
of the Cnrranzlstns. It says:
"Traitors In n, revolution are as numer
ous as snakes In a beautiful meadow.
Men who will sell their souls for money
and betray tho trust of their masters
may be found around kings. Unfortu
nately Mexico Is no exception, and Mexi
can blood flows In tho Ails of great
thieves and cowards arid human scor
pions. "Two weeks ngo I resigned as commander-in-chief
of the great Convention
lit army, pledging my word to retire to
American territory on tho condition that
my revolution should bo reorganized, n
new leader chosen to take my place and
tho work of eliminating the idiot Car
ranza from Mexican politics continued
with redoubted force.
"To Generals Fidel Avlla and Manuel
fianda I handed my resignation. These
men wcro like sons to mo becauso I,
Francisco Villa, had carried them up
ward to the high pinnacles of glory which
they enjoy. Fidel Avlla five years ngo
wan a cheap laborer. Manuel Banda five
years ago was a dishwasher In a Chicago
hotel. Yet hecauso of smnll favors which
they did me I carried them upward with
"Yet these same men upon receiving
my resignation left the kls of Judns with
me and went to Juarez and delivered that
town Into tho hands of their enemies.
They wore successful In their mission,
becauso I trusted them implicitly and
gave them full nuthority to act.
"Therefore I, Francisco Villa, who have
for so long championed your cnuso
against tho enemies of tho poor and the
enemies of Mexico, solemnly declare:
"First. That In view of the traitorous
conduct of my subordinate generals I
hereby revoke nny and nil agreements to
resign or lice from my country.
"Second. That I shall remain In Mex
ico and fight until Venustlano Carranza
Is completely eliminated from Mexlcon
"Third. That I will always keep up
the fight for tho betterment of my race.
"Fourth. Even In tho present moment,
when fortune and my guardian angel
have Btrolled away and forgotten me. I
promise to protect Innocent life and prop
erty. Including Americans.
"I now command 3000 troops on horse,
well equipped, well nrmed and well
drilled, With theso men I will begin anew
my tight to remove political leeches,
thieves and traitors from the heart of my
"All, those who care to Join will be
welcome. I will pay my soldiers two
pesos (a pesos Is about 50 cents) silver
each day at sunrise, give them food when
"Patriotic Mexicans, follow me. Mexico
needs you. Peace, prosperity and free
dom are awaiting you. Join Francisco
Villa and make glorious Mexican history.
"Liberator of tho Mexican Race."
General Villa Is holding Francisco Ob
regon, eldest brother of General Alvaro
Obregon, a prisoner In Western Chihua
hua, according to a message today from
General Trevino, commanding Carranza
forces at Chihuahua City. Trevino said
Villa was using Francisco Obregon, who
Is about 75 years old, as a hostage against
FORGIVENESS AWAITS GIRL
Mother Believes She Has Eloped, but
She Misses Her
Ida Knrp, IS years old, of 1911 North
33d street, who has been missing from
her home since Sunday, will be for
slven If she will return home, according
to her mother, Mrs. Henry Karp.
"I am now llrmly convinced that my
daughter has eloped with Carl Ogden,"
Mrs. Karp said today, "but I have re
ceived no word from her since her dis
appearance. I miss her around the house
and want her back home, and whether
she Is married or single, she will be for
given If she returns."
Ogden, who Is 1 years old, lives at
SrtJ N'orrls street. He nad been calling
on the young woman for somo time, but
her parents objected to his attentions.
On Sunday night Miss Karp attended a
dinner at the home of Sirs. Edith Bern
stein, 5935 Pine street. She was accompa
nied by Charles Gould, a clerk in the De
partment of Supplies, City Hall. Dur
ing the dinner the girt excused herself
from her escort, saying she was going to
cull on a girl friend In the neighborhood.
She did not return.
PASS CIVIL SERVICE TESTS
Eligible Lists in Transit Department
and Health Bureau
Three eligible lists, covering Uie posi
tions of steel Inspector In the Department
of City Transit: assistant in the Antitoxin
laboratory n the Bureau ot Health, and
laboratory helper Bureau of Health, were
made public today by the Civil Service
The position of steel Inspector carries
a. salary of 11500 to J1S00 a year and the
eligible list Includes the folowlng; Wil
liam H. Gribble, John R. McGranlghan,
John IL Chldester, Jr.. James S. Clay,
Harry J- MacDonald. C. Stuart Phillips,
James F. McGarrlty, Jr. and Charles S.
Tho two women who Qualified aa assist
ants In laboratory work are Mildred M.
Krtps, 315 Green street, and Elsie W.
Urown, S231 Race street The position
tarries a salary of J1000 a year. The
eligible list for laboratory helper is as
follow. Fannie Llebermann, Jane A.
Wilson, Amy II. Edmonds, liorothy E.
Foltz. Ada torothy Burlew and Margaret
Thief Got No War Munitions Plans
City Hall detectives today put at rest
the rumor that valuable plans for muni
tions of war were contained In a satchel
raid to- have been ktolen last night from
J' JJ. Hawkins, an employe of the Dcla
vare Steel and prdnance Company, Wil
i!tsttw, Pel Ciarr and Walsh, who were
tilled t'J U1? iase, said that the satchel
c.-k Jjitaj ilot'ilnt' anJ a -mUage book
t" 1I!B9 let tho ma-iS own statement,
t 1 ra J-oi'tl f -n:sb?d bim with
W tUawniun alter he re-
MRS. A. J. DREXEL, JR.
Returns to United States on liner
New York nfter most terrific
storm vessel ever experienced.
MRS. A. J. DREXEL, JR.,
TELLS OF STORM AT SEA
Was Passenger on Liner New
York, Which Arrives After
N'KW YORK. Dec. 2S.-"Tlic worst
storm wc ever saw swept over us Sun
dny night." declared Mrs. Anthony .1.
Droxcl. Jr., formerly Miss Mnrjorle
Gould, upon her arrival today with her
husband on the New York, of the Amer
ican line, from Liverpool. Olllcers of
tho ship, as well as the 21T other white
fared passengers, agreed with her.
"V had a stormy passage all the way
over," continued Mrs. Drrxel, "nnd about
B o'clock Sunday afternoon the real storm
came upon us. The wind blew K miles
an hour worse than ordinary hurricane
and plied the waves around us nnd over
us more than to feet high.
'They came from every direction, the
crossing currents making pyramid wave?,
the worst, I suppose, that can attack a
ship. At times our vecscl went over to
an angle of 4J degrees. My husband and
I wero nfrakl wo would bo shot through
tho port holes of our stateroom. But wc
weren't," she laughed.
"It was Impossible to walls around." onn-tl-
jed Mrs. Droxol. "One poor woman
trl?d It nnd fell down stairs, so I wns told.
I believe, however, sho was not badly
"Tho waves broke over the bridge and
swept everytnlng from how to stern."
Olllcers ot the ship emphasized Mrs.
Drexel's description of the storm. They
Btated emphatically It was the worst
storm In their experience.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Drexel have been In Eng
land three months. On tho boat with
them was Ogden Milts, who also has been
In England three months, visiting his
KRISS MINGLE PROVES
HIS REALITY AT BIG
PEN AND PENCIL SHOW
Wonderful Christmas Enter
tainment Puts Scoffers and
Skeptics to Utter Confu
sion at Forrest Theatre
GREAT TIME FOR KIDDIES
Kids hundreds nnd hundreds of them
and still more, and grown-ups too, packed
the Forrest Theatre this afternoon nnd
laughed at the antics of the footlight
stars who entertained them In the Krlss
Kringlo Kabaret provided by the Pen and
And what n. show It was. It seemed
as though any one who wns anybody at
all In show land wns there. Further
more, a lot of false rumors which were
spread all over town during the lost
week were effectively silenced. It np
penrs that a bunch of wise kids went
around telling others still In their Inno
cenco thnt "dere nln't no Krlss Kringle
a-tall." But he appeared in all his diam
eter this afternoon and assured those
present thnt he was tho real goods whom
we have all read about In our Btory
books, and those who saw him did not
doubt it in the least. And to prove It he
distributed hundreds of gifts and wore a
smile which radiated harmoniously above
his white whiskers and rod suit.
Confidentially speaking, he wns none
other than Ralph Bingham, the world's
chumpion Santa Claus, as played by him
during the last 112 years. Theso figures
might be slightly exaggerated, hut ac
cording to Hughey Dougherty, the vet
eran minstrel, Ralph was playing Santa
when Hughey first went to the Pen and
Pencil Club with his grandfather.
And there was the Skating Bear from
the Nixon, nnd Frank Tlnncy and Mrs.
Vernon Castle from 'Watch Your Step,"
and the Seven Kiddles from the William
Penn. These were quickly followed by
Beatrice Herford from Keith's, who told
some of the funniest stories you ever
heard about all kinds of kids and all
kinds of women. Some of them you could
see right before you as she pictured them.
ONLY SAME OLD STEPS
FOR DEVOTEE OF DANCE
Masters of Terpsichorean Art
Fail to Offer Novelty in
Way of Diversion
For some time past devottes of dancing,
who are such for the love of It and not
for what they can make out of it In dol
lars and cents, have been acquainted with
the fact that there Is nothing new under
the sun this year as far as trlpplnff the
light fantastic Is concerned.
Such lingering doubts as to Its truth
as have rmalned in the minds of the terp
sichorean "hoi pollot" were officially dis
pelled today when the American National
Association of Masters of Dancing. In con
volition In New York, admitted It. If a
body whose chief source of revenue Is the
teaching of new steps, admits there are
no new steps to teach. It must bo true.
Those attending the convention are as
sembled from all over ihe country, from
Mains to Oregon and from Florida to
California- The teachers who promised
to take back home something entirely new
were In deep distress. They saw new
combination of steps, but recognized each
tHns ot the fleeting foot as an old friend,
stepped to every section of the country
lor seasons back
n,t me rabaret peu are wearing blacK
I ,&. en ibr "eft sleves.
EVENING LEDGEE PHILADELPHIA, THE
WAR LESSON TO
"Brains of Hemisphere" See
Necessity of Solid West
McADOO AND LANE SPEAK
Observance of Law Urged in All
Relations Among Nations
WASHINGTON, Dec. !8.-Tho European
war nnd Its lessons: tho necessity for In
creased co-opciatlon of "all of the Amer
icas" and suggestions for world-wide co
operation to enforce International law,
were the features of today's session of
the Pan-American scientific congress.
Discussion of a possible Pan-American
union, a solid front to the world, gavo rise
to speculation as to the combined strength
of the American countries. It wns pointed
out In private talk that should a conflict
nrlse war would resolve Itself Into a
naval conflict, nnd the countries would
have, to depend upon their sea forces for
victory or even protection.
Tho significant feature of today's dis
cussions Is that It Is not now the
t'nlted Slates alone which holds to tho
principles of tho Monroo Doctrine. South
American republics now begin to feel thnt
the doctrlno Is as much for them nnd
their protection ns for the benefit of the
Thi' delegates got down to business Willi
separate gatherings of tho nine nfllllnted
sections. Chief Interest naturally attached
to the International law section; the sec
tion on transportation, commerce, finance
nnd taxation, nnd the mining nnd geo
Two Cabinet officers. Secretaries Lnne
and McAdoo, made notable addresses.
Mh McAdoo especially called for "mutual
helpfulness to result In a new epoch In
International relations where co-opera-tlou
will take tho place of Jealousy nnd
Mr. Lane took a shot at "Ihe peace at
any price ndvocales" by declaring thnt
"there are times when nations which be
lieve In themselves ought to fight," hut
Insisted that civilization never had been
the "product of arms."
McADOO HOPES FOR PEACE.
Secretary McAdoo. nfter reviewing the
work nlrcndv accomplished toward co
operation between all of tho nations on
this hemisphere, emplinslzlng that It has
resulted "In practical bcncllts of fnr
reachlng Importance," said:
"It seems as If tho very horrors of war
In Europe had compelled destiny to turn
nn appealing and benevolent face. to the
Western Hemisphere. Wo must not be
Insensible to that appenl. Wo must seek
to bring about such consolidation of moral
and material Influences among the nations
of America ns will make them Irresistibly
potential In peaceful and helpful service
to humanity nnd civilization."
Tho suggestion mnde In Europe thnt
changed conditions of warfare have
forced radical changes In tho code of
International law found scant considera
tion in the International law section. A
protest against nny such doctrine wns
echoed by Dr. Charles Noble Gregory,
who voiced on earnest appeal "thnt tho
mechanic nnd his innchlnc be not per
mitted to work damage from the depths
of the sen nnd the vault of Heaven."
Doctor Gregory warned of the danger to
future generations "If belligerents arc to
bo permitted to snatch the shield of law
from women and children, from the aged,
tho noncombatnnt and the neutral and
make them the prey of brutality."
Dr, David Jayne Hill, former Amer
ican Ambassador to Germany, declared
that the "principles of International law
are logical corollaries of tho constitu
tional system and they must stand or fait
International law, he said, wns natural
Justice universally applied. Tho aim, he
said, "is the protection of the weak
against the cupidity nnd rapacity of the'
strong." He nppealed to tho nations of
America to back up the I'nlted States
In Its controversies with the belligerents,
declaring that "so long as tho Amorlcan
republics adhere to the principles of In
ternational law tho Independence of all
All of tho American republics must
follow the lead of tho United States In
making national laws subordinate to the
provisions of treaties, declared Dr. Ale
jandro Alvares, counsellor for all of
Chill's legations In Europe, addressing
the international law section of the con
gress. In case of nny conflict between
the law of the land and a treaty, he said,
the treaty should obtain.
Dr. Phllader P. Claxton, United States
Commissioner of Education, suggested
to the educational section of congress
tho formation of u "Pan-American Edu
cational Association." o bind the Amer
ican republics together In lieu ot treaties
EUOT ON EDUCATION.
Dr. Charles W. Eliot, president emeri
tus of Harvard, told the section on edu
cation thnt too little attention is being
paid in the schools today to sense train
ing; also to real manual education.
"This," ho said, "supplies tho faculty
of accurate observations and creates the
habit of careful reflection and measured
reasoning. The boys on the farm as well
ns In the city need It."
To bring all forests under efficient ad
ministration requires extended Federnl
and State activities In preventing tires. In
purchasng larger ureas of forest land or
In exercising control over these lands, us
It Is done abroad. Chief Forester Henry
S. Graves told the conservation section.
He declared Government ownership or
control of forests not necessary, becauso
private owners generally held land for
exploitation and not for the growing and
preservation of timber on It. Dr. Itlchard
T. Ely, University of Wisconsin, opened
HUGE WAR ORDER
Company Shares $30,000,000
"Job" With Baldwin Lo
Work on a new $30,000,000 contract for
400,000 shells for the French Government
Is being rushed by the MIdvale Steel and
Ordnance Company and the Baldwin
Locomotive Works. The contract was
originally let to the MIdvale Company
and In turn the company sublet $0,0u0,000
of the order to Baldwin's, according to
reports current In financial circles today.
The contract is one of the largest for
munitions that has been placed In this
country since the war began. It covers
400,000 shells In four sizes, from &',i to 12
Inches. The entire order must be filled
within a year. It wag this stipulation
that prompted the MIdvale Company to
sublet nearly a third of the'eontract to
Baldwin's, which Is well equipped to han
dle the largest ot orders with its special
machinery, while the MIdvale Company,
at present, has limited facilities.
The steel lor the shells will be manu
factured by the MIdvale Company and
much ot the work will be done In Coates-vUle-
A great part ot the contract wilt
also be filled at the Nlcetown plant and
the Philadelphia shops ot the Baldwin
A Patt' American Navy
Versus German Navy
A comparison between n possible
Pan-American nnvy with tho nnvnl
strength of Germany before the
European war began shows that
tho united countries of the western
lintntonhnrn linvn 40( flchtini?
ohtni, nnoincf fill nf (ho Iiflncr ni !
Government. Further comparison
shows n striking deficiency in the
manning of the American fighting
craft, when Germany's 183,000 men
and officers are considered.
ran-.! tncrlctin 110,4,8
GERMAN NAVAL STRENGTH.
Crullers, llrM-cltia ,,
ClMcrm nnd men ,
Nnutl rrwnr HO,
UNITED STATES NAVY.
Wllrrrt null men M.K.VJ
Nmnl mllllln VM
Iliiltlrnlilno. modern 2
Criiler', flrt-rliii ,
. . .11
Ofllrer nnd men
Ilnltlr-hlp, innilrrn ..
Olllcers nnd men ....
llrnrtltnn, Mclrnn. Cnlnmliinn nnd
Permian iiniiei ncitri-ciitr HI IlKhtlng
flili, with I II, linn nlllieri nnd men.
AS "FICTION STORIES"
Settlement of Family Quarrel
Out of Court Hinted by
Counsel for the
BLACKMAIL IS ALLEGED
A settlement of tho Jordan fnmlly quar
rel wns hinted nt todny by cx-Mnyor John
Wenvor, one of the attorneys for the pros
ecuting side of tho family.
Tho story of their iiunrrcl. which enmc
out yesterday with tho "falsification nnd
forscry" chnrpe placed against two of
tho Jordans, wns made chlelly Inter
esting by tho account of tho cabaret
parties they used to hold on the roof ur
den of an Atlantic City hotel, and of
their other frolics.
On the heels of Mr. Weaver's hint came
a statement from I3dwnrd Williams,
father of Blanche nnd Ituth Williams,
sold by William J. Lnwson, also one of
tho prosecutliiK nttorneys. to ho tho
"women In the case," that tho United
States Government would be naked to
rnkr n hand In tho case on account of
"poison-pen letters" his dnURhtcrs had re
ceived.. Mr. Williams said the wholo case was
one of blackmail, nnd that his daughters
wcro belni; assailed. Ho asserted that sev
eral "poison pen letters had beu re
ceived by them, and thnt ho would set
to tho bottom of It with the help of Fed
ernl agents. Ho would explain no fur
ther, nor would ho say who was being
Those of tho Jordan family who nre be
lmr accused nre Isaac Cantleld Jordan
and Augustus X. Jordan. They are charged
with having squandered money belonging
to the firm of William N. & F. Jordan,
chemical dealers, 21S North Delaware
avenue. Their accusers are Wilfred Jor
dan, curator at Independence Hall; Dr.
John W. Jordan,, librarian of the Histor
ical Society of 'Pennsylvania, and Dr.
Ex-Mayor Weaver said there had been
entirely too much talking In tho case. He
said when the case comes up for hearing
before Magistrate Wrlgley tomorrow, nt
1SU East Allegheny nvenue, an adjourn
ment would be taken. He would not say
definitely that a settlement had been ar
ranged tor, but his intimation was such.
Moat ot the talking r.as beon done by
William J. LawBon, who with Mr. Weaver
Is representing the complaining side ot
the Jordan family. It was he who told
the details ot the story not given In tlm
court record and who brought in the
names of the Williams girls. They live
at ES31 Thomas street in West Philadel
phia, he said.
Isaac Canfleld Jordan made this state
"Somebody will suffer for circulating
falsehoods about my uncle and myself
and for dragging the names of two Inno
cent girls Into the affair. Let our oppon
ents go right ahead with their fiction
stories relating to chorus girls and
champagne parties. We will be heurd
from at the proper time."
HOUSING BILL DELAYED
BECAUSE OF "ERRORS"
Appropriation Measure Held
Up in Councils as Result
of Faulty Construction
"Clerical errors" eliminating provision
for ten city nurses lu the Division of
Child Hygiene and Including two salaries
for the Chief of the Division of Housing
and Sanitation, led to the recall of the
Jt, 102,631 appropriation bill framed by the
Finance Committee of Councils. The biU
Is being amended today with a view to
its passage by Councils on Thursday,
errors have occurred In other ap
propriation bills, but not to the extent
that the departments would be crippled,
as was the case -with the hurriedly framed
bill providing for the needs of health
and charities for 1916. The bill as pre
pared tor final passage last week failed
to provide not only for 10 nurses In the
Division of Child Hygiene, but provision
was not made for the salaries of a num
ber of physicians.
The many mistakes In the bill were dis
covered at the last minute and Clerk
Morrow, of the Finance Committee, was
warned that should the emasculated
measure be passed by Councils It would
bo necessary to make supplemental appro
priations early In the year to provide for
the places for which no provision was
"WARMS UP" TO
Peace Leaders Address
Largest Meeting Since Ex
pedition Was. Launched
JUDGE LINDSEY DEFIANT
Pushes Efforts to Find Homes
for War Orphnns Manag
ing Committee Aroused
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 21 Tho peoplo of
Sweden nre "warming up" to tho Ford
pence mission. The pcaco leaders Inst
night addressed the largest and most en
thusiastic meeting encountered since the
Oscar II salted from Now York, tho hall
being unable to accommodate the crowd.
Comment of tho Stockholm press was dis
tinctly favorable today.
K. P. Arnoldson, a Nobel pcaco prize
winner, told the Stockholm audience thnt
too much should not bo expected of the
"Movements llko this work gradually,"
hn said, "but nevertheless It Is tho duty
of Swedish citizens to lend tho Ford mis
sion their support."
Louis '. Lochncr, the principal speaker,
admitted thnt the delegates were them
selves Incompetent to formulnto a. posslblo
basis for pence, but he said they Intended
to nsk belligerent nntlons for advice, lie
repeated tho statement thnt Mme.
Schwlmnur had nssurnnces from several
neutrals nnd belligerents thnt the present
mission would meet with their npprovnl,
Dr. Charles F. Akcd, of Snn Francisco,
declared that despite these nssurnnces
President Wilson was averse to Immedi
ate action. He cited, however, Miss Jane
Addams, W. J. llryan nnd others ns sup
porters. There wns more verbal scuffling today.
The new Managing Commltteo has found
thnt ninny of tho American delegates nre
not attending the meetings, but hiking
oft on sightseeing tours. They were
warned today that they must be present.
The commltteo Is not on tho best of
terms with Judge lien II, Llndsey, of Den
ver. In deflanco of their orders Judge
Llndsey Is going nhend with his efforts to
find homes for wnr orphnns nnd arrang
ing meetings. ' He has tho approval of
Ford himself, ho declares, and will not
chntige his plans.
Knrold 'HaUgcrud, of Chilstianln,
Joined the peace party today. He Is the
first Norwegian delegate to arrive. Tho
nevvspnpers print t'hrlstlnnla dispatches
assorting that the use of names of certain
NorwcglntiH ns delegates was unauthor
ized. The American Minister hn.i cabled
Washington for permission to extend the
delegates' passports so they inny cross
Germany en route to Tho Hague, instead
of going by ship.
FORD'S ILLNESS SLIGHT,
SxVYS t'AHLECJRA.M TO WIFE
DETItOlT. Mich.. Dec. 28. Anxiety ot
the fnmlly and business friends concern
ing the health of Henry Ford, who It re
turning from his Europenn pence Journey,
was relieved yesterday by a cablegram
from Stockholm. The messngc. nddrcsscd
to Mrs. Ford, stntcd that Mr. Ford was
only slightly, til iirul that he would go to
Detroit Immediately after arriving in New
York. Olllclals of the Ford company de
nied that thoy were worrying over Mr.
"Wo expect to hear from Mr. Ford In
two or throe days when his ship gets
within our wireless zone " snld C. A.
Ilrowncll, director of publicity.
HIGHWAY HUIIEAU (SETS HIDS
ON HORSES AND WAGONS
Appropriation of 550,000 for Hiring
of Teams Called Inadequate
Proposals for furnishing horses and
wngoiis to bo used by the 'Bureau of
Highways during 1916 wero received and
scheduled today by Assist' nt Director
Northlme, of tho Depnrtmav of Public
Works. The money oxpeni.-d for this
purpose this year was $90,000.
Tho annual appropriation bill for the
Department of Public Works, which the
Mayor signed yesterday, carries an Item
of $30,000 for the hiring of teams, etc.
This amount Is admittedly inadequate
for the seven districts Into which the
city Is divided for the purpose of the
highway work, and a supplemental ap
propriation late In 1910 Is anticipated.
Two-horao teams at tho present tlmo
cost the city from $1.10 to $1.73 a day, and
the estimates submitted today show a
range of prices varying slightly from
these ligures. Tho awards will bo an
nounced lu a few days.
Among the competing firms aro the fol
lowing Charles Under, Itlchard P. Bennls. J.
J. Slijan .t Co., S. A. McClay, William
Iteed and John Short.
2000 Kiddies Get Xrnas Dessert
The dessert of the Christmas dlnnei
nnd, Incidentally, toys and clothing were
distributed to more than 2000 youngsters
last night at Musical Fund Hall by the
Salvation Army. Uniformed Santa Clauses
superintended the distribution nnd saw
to It that every child received Us share
of the gifts. Prior to the presentation of
gifts there was an entertainment by tho
children of tho Army's Sunday schools.
Venice Abandons Exposition Plan
PARIS. Dec. 2S. A Havas dispatch from
Venice says It has been decided not to
hold the 12th International Exposition ot
Arts In Venice In 1913.
SHOTS WERE ARGUMENT;
MAN DYING, WIFE WELL
John Stabinsky Failed to In-
duce Wife to Return to
Home at Wilkes-Barre
John Stabinsky, a Wilkes-Barre miner,
today Js dying from a self-inflicted
wound, while his wife. whon he shot be
fore he turned the weapon upon himself,
woa. wejl enough to leave the Pennsylva
nia. Hospital,, where both ot them had
Mrs. Stabinsky Is back at the homo of'
her friend where the shooting took place
last night, Mrs. Ilosle Apalaka, 742 South
Front street. Jler husband came from
Wilkes-Barre to persuade her to live with
him again If he could, to shoot her If he
In Wilkes-Barre they lived happily
enough. They had gone there when they
came to this country from Poland, and
Stabinsky went to work in the mines.
Recently he committed some minor of
tense against the law and got a sentence
of 30 days. Immediately Mrs. Stabinsky
left him and came to this city. Her hus
band In Jail heard of it, and arranged a
reconclllatory meeting when he was re
leased. At first she refused to see Wm even for
a. talk, but finally consented. Then he
asked her to return to Wilkes-Barre and
h refused. Then he ahot ber twice to
the arm and, himself in the neck.
BECAME ENGAGED ABROAD
Missi Annio E. Goerz, of this city,
mot J. NcrII Fnrson, of Lake
Mahopac, N. Y., in the Moscow
Hospital at tho time Fnrson wag
taken there with n broken lorr.
TO WED WAR PATIENT
Miss Anna Emily Goerz and J.
N. Farson, an American, in
Miss Anna Emily Oocrz. a Philadel
phia nurse, and J. Nogll Fnrson, of Lako
Mahopac, N. Y., who ns patient nnd
nurso met In a Moscow mllltnry hospital,
will bo mnrrled ns soon as the approval
of the bride's mother can he obtained.
Miss Oocrz, a graduate of the Philadel
phia General Hospital, wns one of 12
Philadelphia nurses who sailed for Eu
rope In the Hamburg-American line's rc
chrlstencd steamship, the, Ited Cross, on
September 3, 1911.
The Hlilp curried K0 nurses from vari
ous ports of tho United States, nil ot
whom wore without previous experience
for tho work they had volunteered for,
yet all recent graduates from hospitals
east nf Chicago. Thoy did not know If
they wcro to nurse (Jcnnnns, Frenchmen,
Uclglnnn, English or Itusslnns,
MIsh lloorz wns ono of a party of 20
sent to Clcrmnny. There they were told
they could bo of best uso In civil hos
pltnls. but would not he p"crmlttod to go
to Held hospitals. So Miss Clocrz, with
her 19 companions, were reassigned to
Ilussln, where tho military authorities
sent her to Moscow.
In the Moscow Hospital she nursed
Fnrson. a patient with n broken leg.
He hnd been demonstrating for military
purposes nn American motorcycle, and
In so doing received the Injury that sent
him to tho hospital.
Tho nurso and the patient became en
gaged nnd through stewards upon the
steamship Stockholm, en route to New
York from Sweden, nnnounced their en
gagement to passengers at sea on Christ
SAILORS IN PORT HINT
AT WAR OF GREECE ON
ALLIES; ASK RELEASE
Court Denies Seamen's Request
to Compel British Cap-
' tain to Pay Their
CALLED TO COLORS
Five Greek suitors today applied to
Judgo Dickinson for a writ to hold up
tho Ilrltlsh steamship Frlnton, which is
scheduled to snil today from Glrnrd
Point with n cargo of grain for an Ital
ian port. They asked. tho Court to take
tho action In .view of tho refus.nl of Cap
tain John W, Dunn, of the Frlnton. to
pay them $400 they said was duo them In
wages. Tho writ .was denied.
The names of the sailors nro:
Nick Gazela, George Apostolatos, James
Scarpas, Lowls Scaros and Victor Xlcho
laou. Tho sailors said they did not want to
go bnck on the ship because they had
received a call to arms from their Gov
eminent and that they could not afford
to sail on a Ilrltlsh ship nor to a port In
This statement Is taken to mean that
Greeco will go to war on tho side of the
Teuton Powers after several months'
hesitation. The Greek sailors. If that la
the case, would bo In n, bad way cither
on the Frlnton, which Is of English reg
ister, or In Italy, one of the Allied Pow
ers. The Kngllsh Consul took n hand In the
case, supporting Captain Dunn, of tho
Judgo Dickinson heard the plea In his
chambers today and Immediately called
Judge Thompson Into consultation. Later
he announced his refusal of the applica
tion. Tho Greek sailors said they had JiW
coming to them for three months' work.
They said they were determined not to
sail again with the ship.
Captain Dunn said they had entered
Into a two years' contract with him, and
had served only three months. Under
the terms of the contract, he said, he was
not obliged to pay them now.
The Frlnton Is an 8000-ton vessel.
DOG IN A CITY HALL CELL
Lost St. Bernard Barks His Sorrow
to Fellow Prisoners
A St. Hernard dog is In a cell at City
HhII, barking his sorrow to a score or
more of fellow prisoners. While the un
fortunate humans are there because of
some infraction of the law, serious or
trifling, the. animal Is being deprived of
his liberty only because he, lost his mas
ter or his master lost him In the crowds
at Broad, and Chestnut streets.
fleserve Policeman Atkinson was direct
ing traffic at the busy corner this morn
ing, when the dog biushed his nose
against the cop's hand and with a child
ish appeal In his eyes asked In his own
dumb way to be taken home. When the
animal was taken to the rollroom so that
he could be "slated," Sergeant Cross was
eating a fried oyster, When the dog re
fused to share the morsel with him. Cross
dispatched a, policeman to a nearby
butcher shop and provided a feast for the
Marriage Licenses Issued at Elkton
ELKTON, Md., Dec. 28. The following
marriage licenses were Issued In Elkton
this morning: Robert M. West and Flor
ence It, Gold; George H. Larmour and
Adelfa E. Jones,. Ernest Lv Smith and Hat
tie U Glest, and Thomas Adair and
Sarah 31, Jot, all or Philadelphia , Itob
rt It KUns and Lillian Terry Reading,
Pa Carroll P. Smith and Louise Mason,
Fort .Deposit, Md.. WlUUm Clark and
ElUafetth H, Ilines. Havre de firaw- Md,
A BIG LINK HERE
Surveyors Work in jerBey I
on Projects to Chpr.1- !
GREAT SYSTEM OF ROADS W
Connect Philadelphia With th
Naval and Aviation Bases 1
iao -ium- r unified Jrointa
Military roads connecting rhlladelphli '
with certain seacoast naval baacs, ,.
quate defenses In Delaware Bay, a f0N
titled point near Atlantic City tnd I
largo aviation base near this city 4
believed to be a part of tho actrrltiM
on tho part of Government urveyo
along the Jersey coast which hiv. u
many persons to think that the United l
States Is undertaking the first eteps 3?
a const defense plan that would mtt .,
Philadelphia nnd a considerable Btreteli
of. coast lino practically Impregnabij t C
a landing party. Philadelphia, aside tten
Its slzo nnd wealth, hns taken on tiw 1
tugiiiiiuiuto ua iv uuk in mo aerenss of
tho United States In caso of war through
tho fact of tho huge munition plintj
which hnvo developed nnd been erected
Du Pont's powder mills, the Atlas Pow.
dor Company, tho Ucmlngton Arm r.
pnny, tho Bethlehem Steel Company and v
other concerns near this cltv mnu i.. '
rnllnil nn to boar n. Inrirn nnrt nt i i... '5
den ot supplying munitions to this Got
eminent In case of need.
Slnco nothing relative to tho supposed
now defensive mensures has been An
nounced from Washington, and since the
lmuviuuaia wnose surveys nnd examlna-
tions nave Been presumably for the Wr '"
Department have not talked about thrlr
work, tho wholo matter Is still within '!
tho realm of speculation. Somo fcatum i
of tho supposed plnn, however, havi
seemed to bo qulto plain to persons -
familiar with tho work going on at Bar- $
ncgnt Hay, Sea Girt, Port llcpubllc and '
other points that might bo of tremendous 9
strategic value. "
SOME OF THE PLAN'S.
Act Him niillti nrnmltt Ihn ,., I. ,L.. .t
the Government Is getting ready to estah- "
Hell a submarine hnao In Uarnecat n.iv. rt
to provldo un aviation baso near Lake. P
hurst, to fortify Sea Girt with big cum !
nnd to equip similarly nt least ono nthrr ' '4
coast position between Ilarncgnt IJay and "
Capo May, nnd to construct such a system ?
of military hlchwavs nB would rftnnci
llnrnegnt with Cedar Crock nnd Lake
hurst with Atsloil. and to Imnrove nthrr
roads in a way that would make them : j
available for mllltnry uses. If the many'rl
persons along tho const who have fol- .",
1 .1 .1 , .. . ......... I L.I. J
luwcu 1U UIUililt:ili:i tut; iuiii-1.1 ill tncir
nssumptlon, tho beginning has been mads
In n military nnd naval defenso plan of
rTt nnmrn njirrrv r,r n
JJU 1 UlY 1 rliUlUJ in
HOT FIGHT OVER STOCK
Continued from I'okc Ono
directors, that the action of tho FlnancsJJ
Committee was duo to the votes of Alfred v;
1. nnd William du Pont, that therO was no
wrong doing In tho purchnso of all of thV. .
stock of the general by Pierce S. du Pont ,ij
and others, but that It wns a legitimate Jj(
transaction after the offer of rlio general tj
had been refused by tho powder company, T
EMPLOYES INTERESTED. '
The nnswer nlso sets forth that In De- J
cember, 1011, T. Coleman du Pont, who Jj
was the president of tho company, stated. (
thnt It was his wish that certnln officers . iri
nnd employes of the company should be- jg
como Interested In tho stock and that he ,-n
wns willing to sell lO.OOO shares of his
stock to ;ho corporation In order that It
might ho resold to tho mployt-s. This
offer was made to Pierre S. du Pont, who
communicated It to Alfred I du Pont, who
expressed himself ns being entirely la,
favor of ncceptlng It, nnd this wns com
municated to T. Coleman du Pont, who
offered to sell the stock nt J1G0 per share,
ex-dlvldcnd, the total amount to be sold
being 20,700 shares.
So far as he knows Pierre du Pont says
thnt this Is the only offer mnde by TV
Coleman du Pont to sell nny portion of
his stock to tho company. It is declare!
,1.... ...t.it.. rt, .nt.n.. .,.. E)t un Rpr.-
UIUI IWI1IU . l-Ull-lilllll HU wi '- I 'ill
ouslv 111 111 Rochester. Minn., that tnt Hi
Finance Commltteo, composed of Alfrel
I. du Pont. William du Pont and Plerrj
S. du Pont, met on December a . and
that, although Alfred I. du Pont had
previously declared himself In favor or
the proposition to purchase the 'f;
It was rejected, Pierre 8. du Pont voted
to purchase the stock.
Plerro S. du Pont denies that at tn'
meeting nny resolution or motion was
passed with tho words "at this time,
on which so much stress is laid In j
bill of complaint. On December tn
board of directors ratified this decision
of tho Finance Committee. Pierre S. aa
Pont told T. Coleman du Pont that If tns
offer was left open it might be scceptea.
but a few days later T. Coleman du Pont
definitely withdrew the offer and It was
never renewed to the company. Mr. a
Pont admits that Alfred I. du Pont aMa
for certain letters which were '
Coleman du Pont and inadvertently othr
letters wero sent him, but at the same
time Alfred I. du Pont was told by u
defendant ot the situation of the &
matter and there wns no mlaunderstana-
ing oi u. . ., .
He denies that Alfred I du Pont sent i
letter to T. Coleman du Pont, mh " "T
wrote a letter in which he set forth tn
the price which had been suggested wis ,
too hgh. and that he thought that l
a share would be an attractve "sure ina
one wheh would be of advantage to nw
company. The answer quotes a ihw
from T. Colefnan du Pont to Alfred J. ou
Pont. In which he says that he had wirea
Pierre S. du Pont to withdraw Ids oner.
The letter ends; "I am really sonr.
but, to be perfectly frank with you, I c .
not understand the purpose of your ieu
The' answer then sets forth that jt t'
this proposition had been dropped w
ascertained that T. Coleman duPon .
willing to sell a large amount o ! lg
and that, on behalf of herself, In
.-. t 4 4. J.,nAnf I? R. M. V,T
neuter and John J, Raskob. ' r l
purchase the 63,311 shares of mn .J
stock held by T. uoieniaii """';, ;r,,r
a share and 11,593 shares of V't'"" .H
" 5f ''r',Ts oVort 1"
made u,ia in t" ' "...inn was Vj
deferred payments, which proposlt ion ,j
":... ... n fnl.man duPont on rtw J
ruary 20. ,1915.
m.ii.jini,i.n nips at Front
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OTTAWA. Out., Dec- .. -- 4 1
O'Reilly, of Philadelphia. U a .A
Corporal John Cody. opo"""!b ,uyp,ffi
list oi inn v-uii.ui .- j ,iffht
h th Miiitat-v Department tonis"
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