Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 07, 1916, Night Extra, Page 6, Image 6

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stable Company of Men Dis
cuss Work of Reconstruc
tion With "First Chief"
at Queretaro
''UEtlETAUO, Mox Fob. 7 Develop
its of fnr-re.iclilnp linportanco In tlio do
ictton of Mexico were forecast today
the. gathering In Queretaro of the, lend
Constitutionalist civil and military flg
, ' ho roster of personalities that ns
' ihled around the "first Chief" In-
' led General Alvaro ObreRon, Lulu
irern, Minister of Finance; Alberto
'il. President of the National Itnllways
1 Director General of the Constltu-
lallst Hallways; Governor Luis Cnbel
o, of t lie State of Tnmaullpns; Gov
i or Candldo Agullar of the State of
' .'a Crtuj Qovcrnpr Ucnjamln Hill; Gen-
r tl Cesarlo Castro; Jesus Actum, Mite
. tr of Jobernaclon nnd acting Foreign
ulster! Igtmclo Itonlllas, Minister of
t 'inmtinlcntlon, nnd Taster lioualx, Mire
I er of Fomcnto (Interior).
he conferees nmko up the greatest coi
tion of powers thnt have been gotten
' jCthcr at one tlmo since tho early days
Uie rcvohitlon.
M Is behoved that most of these men
v It accompany General Vcuustiauo Car-
t nia to Guadatjani next week, when tho
l ig-lmpendlng plans for the rcconstruc-
iii of Mexico will be taken up.
uencrai uarranza Is expected to call for
. ii Immediate- movement toward the re-
ilcltrant Zapatistas and Oaxacnnlans.
heso campaigns which arc expected to
lirlng about the complete subjugation of
bclllous States, probably will last only
few months.
More than G0.000 soldiers will he thrown
nto these campaigns. Ut this number
bout 40,000 will lie used In the State-)
I Morelos nnd Guerrcrro. Many of them
III be hardened Ynqut veterans who hnvo
i-'en fighting In the north.
General Obregon will not command the
tpcdltlon unless tho exigencies of the
impalgn mako it necessary for him to
o so,
f 9k
Sj& jt!r J? j
W&M&m k MM
Admiral Knight Asserts Fletch
er Broke Strategy Rule in
the Atlantic Coast
Wilson Foes Charge Ruse for
Delay Until After No
vember Elections
KIj PASO, Tex., Feb. 7. Francisco
Villa has declared war to tho death
against all Americans in Mexico. He has
vowed to kill all citizens of the United
States who fall Into his hands. This
threat -was made by the rebel leader to a
group of Mexican miners at Plelages,
Chihuahua, last week:
"I will j;Ill every American I lay my
hands on."
News of Villa's decision of hostility
was taken to Chihuahua City on Friday
by Mexicans, who walked 40 miles to warn
the American colony In that town, and
was brought here early today by pasven
gers on the first train from the interior of
Mexico that has reached the botdcr In
eight days.
These, passengers also brought a report
that has reached Chihuahua City that
German' agents are backing Villa in his
warfaro against the Carranna Govern
ment They said that all tho scattered
Villa bands in Chihuahua State have been
Instructed to "let the Germans alone, be
cause they are friends."
The Pillages mine, which lies 21 miles
west of' tho point where the Villa soldiers
held up -a. passenger train last Monday
and murdered General Tomas Ornelas
because he had descited Villa for Car
ranza, was robbed or $7000 worth of pro
visions when Villa and his raiders ar
rived mere on Wednesday. The' mine .is
owned by an American named Finney
and A. H. Davison, a British subject.
Davlsoa jvns a passenger on the train
that reached here today. CT
Other passengers on the train said that
Chihuahua City was Insecure, thnf'tVre
aro only 500 Carranza soldiers there and
that Villa raiders liavo been looting with
in three miles of the town. There Is con
siderable anxiety among the Americans
Special Meeting Called for To
morrow to Consider Im
portant Projects
It Uncoln McXrll, chairman of the
board of directors of the Kensington
Hoard of Trade, has Issued n call for a
special mrctlng of that organisation In
Kmcrald I lull, llnncock street and Sus
quehanna avenue, tomorrow afternoon at
1 o'clock.
The meeting Is of Importance. In that a
new constitution for the association, per
mitting the election of an pccutie
board, will ho discussed, and the entire
membership of 150 of the leading busi
ness men of Kensington Is expected to
bo present. Luncheon will be served at 2
o'clock, nnd s-csslons will be resumed
thereafter for election of this board.
In speaking of the purposes of tho
meeting, Mr. McNeil said:
"Business men's organisations have
found It a difficult matter to get the- cri
tlro membership out for their monthly
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-A controversy
as ncnte as any that has nrlscn since
tho Spanish-American wnr has divided
strategists of the navy Into two oppos
ing factions as a result of tho recent
Meet maneuvers off tho Atlantic coast.
Admlrnl Frank F. Fletcher, commander-in-chief
of the fleet, has become tho
target for unsparing criticism on tho part
of Hear Admiral Austin S. Knight,
president of tho Naval War College. In
nfllrlnl nnd technical terms, pointed
though polite, tho latter has declared
that Admiral Fletcher, ns commnnder of
tho llluo fleet, violated fundamental laws
of naval strategy In disposing his forces
to head off a threatened landing on tho
t'nlted States coast.
Admiral Fletcher Just as positively
has declared that Hear Admiral Knlght'n
concept inn of what Is and what Ih not
one of the fundamentals of navnl strat
egy Is erroneous. Whether the recent
maneuvers, therefore, proved or did not
prove that n hostile licet can Innd a
formidable force In this country the or
dinary civilian must decide for himself.
oudi:i:i:d to hhfknd coast.
The orders to Admiral Fletcher as com-mnnder-lti-clilet
of the Hluo Meet, were to
defend the ('lilted Stntes from n superior
1 ted advance force, which was technically
cotivojlnir 100,000 men across the Atlantic
with a view to establishing a base on tho
Atlantic coast between Monomy Point
and Chcyapcake Hay.
The llluo licet was defeated, according
to the umpire's decision In tho strategic
battle, most of his ships were sunk and
the war game ended with the Inndlng of
tho hostile army on tho shores ot the
United States.
When the smoke of the disastrous
mimic naval buttle cleared away Admiral
Fletcher appeared before the Naval War
College and there met with the criticism
that ho had violated one of the funda
mentals of naval strategy by dividing In
stead of concentrating Iris force.
Admiral Fletcher contended thnt tho
"mnterlal elements" of the situation were
such as to call for a division which, in tho
circumstances, could not bo construed as
violating the rule of concentration. Be
tween tho two, strategical concentration
and material dements, tho controversy
teems to He.
Admiral Fletcher before tho War Col
lege explained that the purpose of the
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.-Admlnlstra-tlon
leaders today decided to press their
fight In tho Sennte to carry out President
Wilson's recommcndntlon for nn Inquiry
Into tho legislative needs of the railroads.
Senator Nowlands, of Nevnda, chairman
of tho Interstnto Commerce Committee,
announced his Intention of pushing his
resolution authorizing the inquiry.
The opposition to tho Nowlands resolu
tions will be led by Senator Norrls, He
publlcan, of Nebraska, who charges that
the Administration definitely pledged It
self to railroad legislation In tho Ualtl
moro platform that tho Now Haven and
Hock tslnnd Investigations proved tho
need of additional laws to regulate rail
road flnnnclng, nnd that the proposed
commission Is a subtcrfugo to escape
pre-election promises.
Senator Borah, ot Idaho, expects to
lend n light to have tacked to thci New
lands resolution nn amendment for In
vestigation Into Government ownership
of railroads nnd telcgruph and telcphono
Wilson nnd Mercantile Appraiser Fred
W. Wlllard, whoso appointments were
attacked because they were members of
the Slate Legislature, vve.ro received by
him nnd filed at Harrlsburg before they
look office.
Tho Penroso forces were surprised
when Mayor Smith Indorsed Ambler's
candidacy Immediately nfter the Speaker
nnnounced on Saturday nigni inai o
was formally iri the auditor nalsW
fight. Senator 'Penrose, It was "A
today, had made overtures to the Mayor
In an effort to prevent him from Indors
ing Arrtbler. He had Informed the Mayor,
acconlW to politicians, that lie would
accept the slate of delegatcs-at-largo an
nounced by the Mayor three weeks ago,
If the Mayor would rmnln .n..T?St
Ambler candidacy. ' uent
State Senator Charles a. fin..'
Schuylkill, who first threw hj?3
tho ring," said today that he . nWt?
the fight to stay, "it's An open n.u1-
nny nnn may be n. candidate fnS;?1
was the only comment he woulc' iitvtV
the Ambler candidacy, "' WH ft
It Is our purpose to present to tho
members of the Kensington Honul ot j milncuer as set down by the Navv He-
parlincnt mis to opciato and exercise tnc
Trade such change In our constitution
as would permit the establishing of an
executive board to attend to routine busi
ness. This board will consist of 21 mem
bers and will hold stated meetings, at
which there will be a discussion of such
questions as will present themselves from
time to time. Where any projects are
planned which aro tu bo pushed a general
meeting ot the entire organization will
be culled.
"The Kensington Board of Trade is the
pioneer or local business men's associa
tions In Philadelphia. It was developed
by a successful carnival held In this sec
tion some six or seven years ago and has
continually broadened in scope. Wc have
been Interested In improvement o the
Delaware HIver front. In questions con
cerning the public schools and public I
licet, defended the course he had followed
by saying that his "plan may not appar
ently been in accordance with certain
general principles of concentration, but
we must remember that general princi
ples an- not at all times applicable to
every situation, and that forces may be
divided and yet strategically con
centrated." Hoar Admiral Knight, the umpire in
the war game, took the opposite view.
"The principle of concentration," ho
said, "was violated by the Blue force.
"Admiial Fletcher gave his reasons for
this violation of a principle, which he
undoubtedly recognized 03 clearly as the
War College recognizes It. and those rea
tons to him and tlr rest of you may
Consignment to Pittsburgh University
for Experiments Detained
7?! o Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. A consign
ment of bugs being forwarded to the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh from Copenhagen,
Denmark, has been seized from tho ship
In which they were being transported, ac
cording to Hcpresentntlvp Stephen O. Por
ter, of Pittsburgh, who has received a com
plaint relating to the nonnrrlvnl of the
consignment from a scientist connected
with the university.
Representative Porter has brought to the
attention ot the state Department tho fact
that the bugs were seized In one of tho re
cent raids upon the malls In course or
transportation across the Atlantic, and
efforts arc now being made to obtain the
release of the consignment.
While nothing Is known here as to tho
species, tho belief prevails that the bugs
aro of the lousn family, such as liavo been
found responsible for tho spread of tho
dreaded typhus. It Is feared that any
handling by those not familiar with their
deadly character might cause a spread of
the disease In the British Isles.
16 Die in Train Crash in Russia
PICTHOORAI), Feb. 7. Sixteen persons
were killed and 12 injured In n collision
Easy for Cranks to Drop Them From
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Two letters
received by Secretary Daniels suggentlng
It would bo easy for1 cranks to drop
bombs on warships parsing under tho
Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges ucrnra
tho Hast HIver in New York led to tho
extra precautions reported taken to guard
these spans.
Secretary Daniels told of receiving the
letters today. Ho said they were written
apparently by intelligent persons, but ho
refused to glvo tho name.- of the writers.
The letters wero sent to Admiral Usher
Who was told td uso his own judgment
In the matter.
Secretary Daniels said neither letter
referred to the cruiser Washington, but
merely stated "It would be very easy for
cranks, or any other person whose mind
might be Inflamed by present conditions,
to do great damago to warships and pos
sibly causa great loss of life by dropping
bombs on them us they passed under
the structures.
squares, street Improvements and transit j bl.em vcrv ,,. Pprnaps lt , 'na,llrn
pllshed a great deal for Kcnslugion, and I
sliall continue our efforts.
'Extra Guards at Navy Yard Here
The Philadelphia Navy Yard.'at League
Island, and all other navy yards have
been assigned extra guards during the
last month, nccordlnz to the announce
ment (oday at Washington by Secretary
Daniels. Ho told about It while explain
ing the extra precautions taken yesterday
to guard tho Brooklyn Bridge when the
cruiser Washington passed under It. A
letter suggested to the Secretary how
easy It would be for a crank to drop a
bomb on a ship.
Marriage Licenses at Elkton
ELKTQN, Md., Feb. 7.-.Marrlage II-
censea were Issued at the Hlkton court
Office this morning to the following
couples: William S. Plummer and Helen
c. tlogan, Henry Kalinle and Bertha
Itobinsop, Craig It. Casey and Awllda
Heavencr, Isaiah Canston and Adeline
Weber and Nicholas J. Bliss and Bertha
E. Kirkwood, all of Philadelphia, John
E. Solloijray. prederlcktown, Md.t and i
Maud B. Ottenger, Philadelphia; Judge
W. Rodgers, Wallnsford. Pa- and Nettt !
al Robinson, t'oncordvllle. Pa,; Clayton I
OWmore and Mary Van Heed, Reading; i
C Smith' Hoffrnun and Helen Wise, Ens.
ton. Pa.: James Hill and Blanche Green.
Newark,' WllUsm J Keenan and Jennie
ti. Anderson,C'hester; Carl Uehllnger
New York, .and Elizabeth Fox, Merchant
TlHe. N J.
Ciiiitiiiiird frnni rnt;r One
I!irchwimd -ivenue met vigorous objec
tions by persons living in tho vicinity of
tho propis-ed new saloon. Tlicy were a
unit In declaring "iat a license was not
necessary at the point applied for nor was
it wanted.
After considering both cases, decisions
wero handed down today refusing tho
petition proeiited by Hughes and Mnlone.
John J. Winkler, who has been Kecking
a transfer for two years from tho corner
ot Gth nnd Hansom streets, was granted
permission to tako his II ecu so to the
Northeast cornei of 2d street and Snyder
avenue. The Sansom street property oc
cupied by Winkler was purchased by n
publishing company and ho was obliged to
Tho Court al.so grunted tho application
of Joseph A. McGIHIn fur a transfer from
Nicetown and Harrowgato lanes to Ihr
southeast corner of Ella and Clearfield
streets McGlllln's application to bo trans
ferred from his old location to the north
west corner of Somerset street nnd Ara
mingo avenue was refused.
Petitions to revoke tho license hold by
James J. Keefe, 413 South 12th street, and
Charles Iangbein. northwest corner of
Gth nnd Luzerne streets, were decided In
favor of tho saloonkeepers. Keefe's
license was attacked on tire ground that
he sold to questionable characters and al
lowed them to frequent his place, while
Langbcln was accused of selling to a per
son of known Intemperate habits.
U. S. Lighthouses Shown in List
The "Light list" for 1010. showing loca
tions of lighthouses along both coasts
and in the Groat Lakes, and changes hi
the system, was Issued today by tho Fed
eral Department of Commerce and sent
lor Philadelphia distribution to the Ily
drographlc otllce in the Bourse. Tho list
of lighthouses fills more than 500 pages
of the book uu thu subject and contains
complete Information relating to opera
tion and signals of all lighthouses under
Government direction.
Ti'atban D. 'O'Neill. NorrUtown, I'a., and
aura It Pttkell. NorrUtown. Pa.
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that tho Wur College .should be Inclined
to place a little more emphasis upon
tho matter- of strategy than the commander-in-chief
of tilt- licet places upon
It. In other; words, I think It was to be
expected that the War College would
attach more Importance to tho strategical
than to the material elements of the
"Tin- first criticism which I make of
tho Blue strategy is that It scenit to me
to start from the promise that Its task
is an Impossible orre. Now, apart from
the irradvltablllty of over taking just that
view, 1 urn far from believing that In this
particular caso the task of tho Blue was
anything as like us difficult as bcerns to
hao been considered
"It seems to mo that battles have been
won against odds far greater than those
which confronted tho Blue commander,
and I repeat that tho War College does not
consider that the Blue task was anything
ns dllllcult as the llluo commander ap
parently assumed it to be.
"Whattver chances of victory the Blue
commander may have had," Admiral
Knight got-s on to say, "whether few or
many, h- i enounced them, I believe, uhon
he divided his, forces, as he did at thu
beginning, leaving five fighting ships with
10 1. and SO 8-inch guns in Narragansett
Bay and made it clear to his subordinates
that. In his opinion, the only possibility ot
cffcctlvo employment of his ilect lay In
directing It cxclir Ivcly against the enemy's
train nnd In (.acrillclng It, If necessary, in
an effort, none too promising, to locate and
reach tho transports "
Continued from I'nKe One
me. His Indorsement was personal, siuco
wc have long been friends.
Mr. Ambler said ho had not yet planned
his campaign. "I'll wait a. while nnd see
what Senator Snyder does," ho said.
The Speaker, Incidentally, announced
that today he received tho resignations
from the Legislature of three Philadel
phia representatives who wero appointed
Assistant City Solicitors by John P. Con
nellv on Saturday. They arc Harry T.
Bauerle, 10th Ward, 12th Legislative Dis
tr.ct; I. (J. Cordon Korster, 2d Ward, 2d
Ulstrlct, and Frederick Beyer, 43d 'Ward,
2.ith District.
He also nnnounced thnt the resignations
of Director of Puollc Safety William II.
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nil lijrtiflrVk ISHvK pffr iwii ii i
Sr l&MmffiWd0? Were $5.00 to $8.50
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Iv TtliiaFNv cvw'-V f Ifek
f . fznna' fn jhb
V 1 $3.90 $3.35
Hallahan's Shoe;
Absolute Closing Out of All Winter Shoea
for Men, Women and Children
At Reductions of 20 to 50$
Were $4.00 to $6.50
Dance Slippers
unrulnr tfzJio sllp
prrn, hleh nnd Iott
heel.iv of line qnal
Itr Natln, kid lined.
All colorn to match
Were $3.00 to $S.M
The season's smartest styles in black, colors and combina,"!
ions, ouitonca or ruccu. vu sizes among tnem.
Tables full of odds and ends wonderful bargains, $1.00
$1.50 Silk Stockings to Match
90c pair
Were $5.00 to $7.00
Were $4.00 to $6.00
Were $3.00 to $150
Tables full of odds and ends take your choice, $1.00
Remarkable Bargains in Discontinued Lines of Children's Shoes
Market Street
Below Cholten Ave. Above 40th near Fairmount Ave.
Above Lehigh Ave. New Crystal Corner
Ilrnncli Storm Open Every Krenlnc Mnrket Street Store Open Snturdny RTenlngrs.
juimi i uu1 usuumaM
Zeppelin Hangars Built in Russia
IMJTUOOnAp. Feb. 7.-TaKlns atlvan
taut) of tho winter lull alonB thn Itusalau
front, Clerman solillcrs aro rrcctlne JJoppe
1 In and aeroplane stations at 'several
points, acconllriK to advices received here
today. At Uda, south of Vllna, a build
lrr larKo enotrRh to houso several Zeppe
lins la beirrs erected.
U.S.Army Shoes
.mi nr.tK
t vt.
I'nusual vlnBSrmr'may
Double Woo!
Hurtli $7.00
Our CO 7C
I'rico p.iO
920 Army Axes
WOltTJI $1.50 to $?.on
FRFF iHuktrutcd Catalogue, bend So
225 MARKET ST. $&
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60,000 "CE-Z Gas Lights Shedding Nightly
Cheer in Philadelphia Homes
The Welsbach Company is rushing to completion a
big factory to take care of orders for the "C.E-Z."
Orders arp rtnxA? VtrmL-or mnfu ; J i
U f r "". awaiiii0 ui auvdnce, ana no new" ones
We have a liberal supply of "CE-Z" lights
immediate sale, due to our ordering months ago.
Prices, 70c up, according to Equipment.
Why This Sensational Demand for the "C.E-Z"?
. I hese are a few of the reasons;
It is a mantle light so simple that it can be at
tached as easily as a common burner tip.
It does not need a chimney or special glassware
can be placed inside the shades already on your upright
It gives 90 candlepower of white, diffused light, at
' a cost for gas of only I cent for 3 hours.
It is neat, durable and attractive dresses up a
room at a small outlay.
And the 60,000 present users are all telling their
friends of the wonderful satisfaction it gives.
The -popularity of the 'CE-Z" is bound to in
crease each week. Begin at once to enjoy this great
lighting comfort in your home.
Go into your nearest gas office, or our big store at Broad and Atrh ,! l .. i
telephone or write' uS to send a representative to your home 1 dthoW1" u0r V". m?
on ypur fixture reaa for use at no extra charge. ! WC w" Mn" ,hc 'W ""! p' '