Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 17, 1916, Night Extra, Page 2, Image 2

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Governor Will Oppose, He Says,
With All ttis Power, In-
etructfons for Ex-
Taked Stand in Opposition to Three
of the "Bljr Four" Barnes
Is n Victor
ATJBANT. N, Y Feb. 17. Governor
Whitman will oppose with nil his power
any movement to Instruct New Yorlt dele
gates to tho Chicago Republican Conven
tion to support Ellhu Hoot for the Presi
dential nomination.
The reported action of Senator Wads
worth. State Chairman Tanner nnit Sena
,tor Rlon It. Brown, tho other three dele-gateg-at-lnrge
chosen by the convention
at New York yesterday, to obtain n Hoot
Indorsement, will not win the dovcnior's
support no ueciareu tins aiiernoon mni
regardless of their stand he favors Justice
Hughes and no otlier man as New York
State's candidate for the Presidency
Lato last night a letter signed 1 the
threo delcgatea-at-large was sent to Clov
ernor Whitman, tho other meinbor of the
"Biff Pour," Inviting hint to a conference
for (ho purpose of "deciding upon n
preferende" tor" tho Republican nomina
tion for President. fix-Senator Hoot's
itamo Was not mentioned In the letter.
The Indorsement of Mr. Root b three
of tho "Bis Four," canto at the close
of a stirring all-day light in the Repub
lican Stale Convention on tho part or
William Barnes to prevent nnythlng of
a favorable nature to Colonel Roose
velt from seeing light. Barnes had prac
tically won his fight with Governor
Whitman at the convention. He had
broken up his slate and had compelled
him to be content with n bare "com
mendation" of his administration, and he
was happy1. He had also captured three
of tho four- 'places on the "Big Four."
Barnes had confidently expected to bring
about an indorsement of the ex-Senator's
candidacy first In tho Committee on Reso
lutions, and later by tho convention. He
lost out In each of these attempts because
of the opposition of the forces of Governor
Whitman,. The Governor's friends wero
Jubilant over what they believed to bo
their success In preventing an Indorse
ment of Senator Hoot. When they heard
of Barnes" latest coup, however, they were
Man Who Served as Red Cross
Nurse in France Victim of
a, Broken Neck
A man who spent a year among tho
whizzing bullets and shrapnel of tho
French battlefields as nn American Red
Cross nurse nml returned to his home In
this city without a single wound, was
killed last night when he fell clown a
flight of steps at tils home, 307 South fiOth
street. He was Joseph Von Culln, nn em
ploye In an oyster saloon at the GOth
street address.
Death followed Von CiiUn's family
-with a strange fatality. A few minutes
after ho was identified today by his son.
Howard Von Culln, of Narbertli, a tele
gram wns received from his daughter,
Mrs, C. J. .Cornwall, of Henderson, JJ. C,
announcing the death of her husband.
Only the day before his death von Culln
had attended thu funeral of his uncle,
Isaac Giaacoe, furmer superintendent of
Von Culln Is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Mary Knto Von Culln, or KW South King
ston avenue, Chelsea, Atlantic ",lty: threo
sons, Howard, Frank and Joseph Von
Culln, Jr. n daughter, Mrs. Cornwell, and
a half-brother, H. Metz.
Von Culln returned to Philadelphia on
December 18, after a year spent with the
French army. He made his home In the
combination oyster saloon and residence
without Incident until last night, when he
started down the stairs, tripped and fell i
the full length of the flight. He was un
ponscloiia when occupants of the houso
reached him and died within a few min
utes. Examination showed his neck hud
been broken.
Von Culln was S8 years old, but he
never got over his taste for roving.
"My father was a bom wanderer."
said Howard von Culln. "He was secre
tive and wo never know what were his
plans, Ho was pretty well fixed, having
had a place of his own, known as 'Jo's
Oyster House,' at 8th and Berks streets,
years ago. Ho took his money out of the
business and traveled about over the
whole world.
"On this last trip of his he went to
Canada, then to Glasgow, where he told
the British his name was Powell. Some
how or other he got to Paris. I under
stand that after his lied Cross work he
told the French ho was willing to fight
for them, but when they asked him to
wear olleglanco to their country he rep
fused, and then they turned him down as
& soldier. Then he came home."
Continued from I'aze One
under J1000 ball to await the action at the
"United States Commissioner, who In such
caiea has power to commit the accused
to the Federal courts.
The police say that the machinery
seized In the little room represented a
complete counterfeiting outfit. Six molds
were a part of the equipment. Secret
ervlce men aro working In an effort
to determine where the accused man and
-woman obtained the designs for tha
Dimes were scattered about the floor
when the police entered tho house. Jt
Is believed that tho prisoners wera not
guilty of manufacturing any coins of
other denominations. The total value of
the money which they aro alleged to have
manufactured has not been officially esti
mated. othlns waa known at the Sooth War
etreet home of Clpparone of hli where
abouts for the last week. Ills father, An
tonio Clpparone, aald that Louis had been
employed; at the du Pont Powder Com
P4n as a special officer for several
?nonth, but that they hadn't heard from
hint for a week until last night, when a
messenger came to the houso and (old
tbetn that Louis said pot to worry about
him 3 be had gotten a oo in Chester and
WM very contented. When the father
w told that hla ion had been arretted,
fie could not understand IV
"Louis was always a good boy," he
said. "He always worked hard and went
with honest companions. He was always
very strict and businesslike. There has
lxn soma terrible mistake."
Louis Clpnarone has live brothers and
three sisters. They were all Indignant
over their brother's arrest and warmly
defended, him today
'H wouldn't steal or harm anybody,"
Hif said.
Th Elrl mid Clpparons will be arraigned
. i' unlock this afternoon before United
(T.iau UvmwwMir Lomr-
At.U'WC CITV Haiblo,
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The picture shows the crater
Million Signatures Will
Sought at Traveling Ex
hibit to Plea for
"One million slgnntutcs to a petition
urging the 1017 I.eglHlututo to appropil.uo
money for the care of the fciblc-mlndcd
In Pennsylvania."
This Is the aim of the nromotot.s of the
educational exhibit, who met this inurn- j lt elfoit to prevent fnrp Inn cases by the
Ins at the.UvIc Club, lHOT Sptucc street, I Pennsylvania and other railroads.
to receive assignments of booths for the j Tills was In ought out today at a hoar
two wenkfc' exhibit, which Is to he hold In before the commission In the Camden
In the WUlcncr Building, Chestnut and Cnuit House on the application of the
Junlpor streets, t'ebrunry S3 to March 5. i Penusjlvntila Railroad for an order fioni
Mrs. Charles II. Frazlcr. wlfo of the r the commission to Ino-onsc fares,
president of the Public Charities Assocla- K. G. C. Illakcly, City Solicitor of C'.im-
tlon of Pennsylvania, prolded this mcrn
ing and told women irpreKeiitltig Kcoren
of organization co-opernting In tho ex
hibit plans of the alm:i of the exhibit.
Tho Public Charities Association la bpon
sor for the exhibit.
Miss Mary Slunott Is In charge or pto--urhiK
nlgtiers to the petition at the
Wldener Uullding. No one will bo asked
to Blgn until after seeing the 12 booths.
which will" be featured at the exhibit.
This petition, which will bo launched In
Philadelphia on Febiuary 23, wl'l have
a long utiil varied existence. After being
signed oy thousands' of men and women
heie (children aro not permitted to enter
tho exhibit) the petition will wend Its
way through many cities In Pennsylvania.
It will accimpnn the exhibit, which is to
be a tiaveling one. Already the Itinerary
for the exhibit has been made out, In
cluding Bethlehem, Sciaulim, Wllkcs
Barre, Harrisburg. Pittsburgh, Lancas
ter. York, AVllllamspoit, Johnstown and
Erie. Other cities will be added later.
In each city there will be committees of
men and women, who will solicit signa
tures. The million mark is the coveted
figure at which thoy nlin
Then tho petition, hundreds of feet long, j
wlll b sent to the 1317 Legislature. With
tho reiiuc&t that money be appiopiiatod
to cate for tho feeble-minded women of
cliihl-beaiing ago at the village alieody
cstaSllshed by the State but still unoccu
pied on account of luck of ftinjts.
"I am asking you to embark upon a
campaign," said Mis. Frazier this morn
ing when tnlklng to tho women. "We
havo to start somewhere. The funds uie j
so Inadequate that we aie planning to
devote our attention at the beginning to
feeble-minded women of child-bearing age
and demand their segregation. This cam
paign Is to bo an educational one, tn
awaken people, to crent public opinion so
that money will bo foithcomlng at tho
next Legislature to care for these feeble
minded people.
There aro between 16.000 and 18,000 feeble
minded women In Pennsylvania. About
2G00 are In suitable institutions. About
C00 aro In Institutions where they nio a
hindrance. These people are not insane.
Sometimes there is hope of curing In
sanity. Curing feeble-mlndcduesb is Im
possible. Our solution rests In the segre
gation of the sexes so they will not
produce their kind."
At the meeting this morning the booths
wero placed In Charge of the following;
organizations and women:
Booth J, Mrs. William Piatt, Shelter
ing Arms; booth 2, Mrs. Morris Kohn,
Philadelphia Section Council of Jewish
Women; booth 3, In charge of experts;
booth 4, Mrs. Kllen Bartol, Children's
Aid, booth 5, Miss Florence Kane, of the
Prison Committee of tho Public Charities
Association of Pennsylvania; booths 8.7,
the publta schools; booth 8, will be caicd
for by various Institutions of Pennsylva
nia; booth 9. Pennsylvania Training
School for Feeble Minded Children;
booths 10-11, College Club, with Mrs. Wal
ter if. tfewklrk and Miss Kdith E. FUles
In charge: booth K, Clvlo Club, Ur. Ber
tha Lewis,
Mrs. C. C, Kngllsh. Sirs. William O.
Rowland and Mrs. Itlchard Pelrce form
the registration bureau; Miss Constance
Blddle In In charge of the IllforniiUvn
bureau, and Miss Mary Slnnott In charge
of the petition.
Instructors for Diddle Corps
Orders have been received by ('apt.
Logan I'eland, commandant of the Marine
Barracks at the Philadelphia Navy Ymd,
to fuiuUli all instructors necessary tn
train members of the Drexel Blddle Mil
itary Corps. The order came from Major
General George Harnett, commandant, of
the Marine Corps, as a result of the call
Of Mr. Blddle for 30.000 volunteers for a
military corps which would prepare for
active service If It became necessary.
Church Purchases Plot of Ground
The Protestant Kplscopal Church In the
Diocese of Pennsylvania has purchased,
through JCuhn &. Irfiwry. from John W. Mo
CUtcliy, a plot of ground at the north
east corner of Front street and the North
east Boulevard, with a frontage of 163
feet on the Boulevard, and. a depth, of 35
feet on Front street. It will be used as
a church site.
Judge Gray Not Acceptable as Umpire j
WILMINGTON. Del., Feb. IT -Mayor
Price tpday received a letter from the
Manufacturer Association of Wilmington
declining bis suggestion to arbitrate the
qpacbinUts' slrlie, with Judge tlry M
made by a Zeppelin bomb when the
underground tube just after
j New Jersey Commission Unable
to Employ Expert to Probe
P. R. R. Rate Evidence, As
sociation Is Told
Fnlluie of the Nou Jersey Legislature
to appioprlntc funds to tho New .lertey
I'ubl.c l.'tlllty Commission for the employ
nii'tit of u lute export, may hnndlciii) tho
South Jersey Commuters' As-joclatlun In
den and counsel for the South Jciscy
CommutctH' Association, allied the com
mission to piocure nn expert tn examine
evidence tn be submitted by the railroad.
I He said that the association was at the
end of Its financial resources and wns un
able to engage a competent late expett.
Ralph W. W. Donges, chairman of the
commission, replied that the commission
would b glad to engage such an expeit
but would bo unable to do h because of ! ft" nnd against the granting of license
the failure of the Legislature to make an I anl his own personal knowledge of condi
anpropilatlou to coer such expense. ! tlons In sections whqro licenses wero
"The commission." said Mr. Donges sought. He concluded: "In the exeicise
"not only feels the need of an expert, but of sound dlscrotlou, all license appllca
we need Increases to our geneial utaff. If "ons "re, therefore, refused."
you can Imi.ross our needs upon tho Leg-
Islature so that wo will get the necessary
appropriations, we will feel grateful." I
Blakely asserted that the Interests of
the commuters would be endangered unless I
an expert was engaged. I
"It Is a well known fact." lie said, "that !
railroad statisticians are able to Juggle ,
tlgurcH in u manner to bad: up any case
which tho railroad may cure to presant.
Only a competent rate expert can see
through tho subterfuge and keep things
straight. The Pennsylvania commission.
and commissions of other States have up
pointed experts on their own volition, and
I bcllovo that the act which created the
Xow Jersey Commission bIvch the com
mission the power to appoint an expert.
This has been done by the Pennsylvania
commission In the case now pending of
tho City of Philadelphia vs. the Philadel
phia Ktectiii- Company.''
Chairman Donges replied that tho coin-
.,i3slon would analyze carefully all fig.
uic.i -ircsentod by tho railroad, but would
bo nimble to engage tho services of a rate
"Ah the matter now stands," he said,
"tho commission cannot uld the com
muters In the matter of nn export. We
may bo able, however, to give you Borne
little assistance within tho limits of our
nppioprlatlon if public Interest demands
it, but this will be extremely dltllcult."
Blakely then pointed out that financial
reports of the Pennsylvania and other
railroads for 1015 showed that It had been
tin- best jear In tho history of these rail-,
roads, I
"I'no profits wero larger." ho said,
"than ever before, nnd these railroads
have been able to pay higher dividends
than over before. The application for
an order to Increase fares was made when
tne railroads claimed that receipts were
dropping. Now It Is shown that receipts
nre going up. Therefore tho railroads no
longer havo any reasonable plea for a
fare Increase."
Some time ago the commission closed
the case, but made the stipulation that
tho railroads could leopen the case by
presenting an Inventory showing the
amount of money Invested In pioporty
used In intrastate traffic. It was piovlded
that this inventory must show that a
proper revenue was not derived on this
money Invested.
Early this year the Inventory was pre
sented to tho commission by the Pennsyl
vania Railroad.
Witnesses to be heard today are em
ploe qf tho Penns!van!a Railroad, who
aided in compiling the Inventory. The
first witness to take the stand was J. B.
Reynolds, who assisted 8. J. Fell, chief
statistician of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
In making a valuation of the compam's
Contracts Let for Erection of Building
for Boys
LANCASTER. p"a7Feb. 17,-The Lanr
caster School Board today awarded the
contract for erecting a new boys' high
school building to Herman Wohisen, Lan
caster, his bid being $153,988. Everts &
Overdeer, Lancaster, got tha contract for
the heating and ventilating, at 120,100,
and for the plumbing, $10,900. Joseph s.
Miller & Co., Philadelphia, received the
eleotxlo. wiring contract, 5SW. There were
!S bidders. With the furnishing, the build
ing will cost 1250,000.
Frankford Jlen to Boost Arsenal
Frankford business and patriotic organ
izations will be represented by a committee
which will visit Washington on February
it In the interests of Improvement to the
Frankford wsenal. Colonel Geor- W
Montgomery, commandant at the arsenal,
George W. Henry and F. W. Lawrence
proposed the trip, and at a weeiimj last
niHht it was dettded to Invite Mayor
Smiih. George w Norris and former Con
sresswen Loue and, Donoliot ta lio the
airships recently visited the French capital.
a heavily loaded train had passed.
Judge T. J. Prather Refuses 40
Applications and 37
Places Go
MKAm'H,r,B, Pa., Feb. 17. Judge T.
.1. Piather today iodised nil lliiuor li
cense applications, 37 In nil. Tills Is tho
ili3t time in the hlstorj of Crawford
County that the county has been dry.
Last year Judge Prather rcfuied nil
the wholesale licenses nml granted tlm
37 retail licenses. This year there were
-to applications, Including two for brew
eries and one distiller's licenses. These
latter three withdrew to tile applications
for a State license.
Among the licenses tefused nio those of
the A met lean Hotel, Hotel Bartlett and
the Hotel Antler, In Cambridge Springs.
Twelve places In Titusvllle nnd 14 in
Mcadvllle will be compelled to close their
Judge Prather, in an opinion handed
down, iiuotes decisions of other Judges,
and s.i.i that In arriving at this decision
ho was guided by testimony both of those
Tempcr.inco forces In the county aio
jubilant over tho decision. The present
license holders havo until March 1 to dis
pose of their stock.
Little Catherine Shadier
Wouldn't Go Sledding
With Him
"It must have been because I refused
to go sledding with him," said little Cath
erine Shneffer, for whom Charles Far
quhar tried to die, when sho was told
today about tho lad's attempted suicide.
The boy is 15 years old, the girl II. He
was .saved, after an experience with Il
luminating gas, through tho uso of tho
lungmotor. a now applinnce Insed upon
the pilnclpte of tho pulmotor.
Chntile was tho first case the German
town Hospital doctors had to experiment
on with their now Iungmotor, and tliey
were so delighted with Its satisfactory
working that they did not glvo a mo
ment's thought to the underlying tragedy
of Charlie, which gave the lungmutor a
chance to show off.
The little girl' wns a pupil of tho Filler
School, where there waH a strike o pupils
recently. Sho Uvea nt C031 Wayne avenue.
Th buy rune errands for it gnceiy Here
a, Ocnrantown wi Mm and Seyninur
street. He Is a little, red-haired boy, wljo
had never shown any blgn of wutiimut
nursed In his heart for any little girl. The
children of Germantown have been bled
dlntr mi 'he hllla every itft-iuo)ii ami ovc
nlng.. and there Catherine and her cousin
David met Charlie several times.
-fci leemed all right Monday," said
Oe'Nantis. "I1 did say ho liked me,
whim wa? a funny thing to say, but, of
course. 1 paid no attention to that, be
cause I didn't, and don't, want to make
friends with any boy. i could not get up
the nervo to tell htm not to come to seo
me any .mote, so I told my cousin to tell
him. Hut the thing that mude him mml
was that I would not go sledding with
him alone.
"I feel ashamed to go to school today.
The girls will all make fun of me."
Drops. From Engine, Lpdges'-in
a Switch ; Car3 Leave Track,
Six Persons Hurt
RICHMOND, Va-. Feb. IT.-r-The Fla
mingo Limited, northbound fast llyer of
the Seaboard Air Line, was wrecked near
here this mornlntf, the accident being due,
It was eald; to a piece of Iron falling from
the loeomotlve and lodging In a switch,
causing half a Mozen cars. Including sev
eral Pullitiuns, to leave the track and turn
Report? that 40 persons had been either
injured or killed soon dwindled to a
statement that only six passengers had
been liuurea ana none Kiuea.
The 'injured wero taken, to Richmond
Hospital in ambulances that went front
here to the scene of the wreck.
The flyer is sad Jo have been the Am,e!J
one recently wim nint: wmun a nees.
In North Carolina, south at llaluish.
I'huto In liitrin.itinnnl Pllni Hcrilip.
The missilo penetrated the
Six Weeks of Secret Work Will
Be Necessary to Complete
Measure Force of 153,000
What the Administration
Army Bill Will Provide
Increase of standing army to
153,000 or 1(10,000.
Increase of Nntional Guard to
400,000 or 500,000.
Establishment of reserve system
with 45 years as the ago limit.
Doubling of number of cadets at
West Point.
Establishment of State military
academics with Federal aid.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17 -The Admlnls
tratlon army bill was drawn today In
skeleton form by tho House Military Af
fairs Committee. It will not bo completed
In all of its details for six weeks at least.
Commencing today, tho meetings of the
committee are secret.
Tho present plans of the committee, It
is known, call for n standing army of
153,000 men. The number probably will bo
Increased to 1C0.000
The Continental Army Is not Included,
Tho National Guard will be Increased
from Its present strength of nbout 101,
IWO to 100,000 or S00.OCO, ns fust as It can
bo accomplished. If tho bill passes. Con
trol of tho guard will be as the President
The bill will Incorporate In It tho re
serve bill Introduced by Representative
Caldwell of New York, providing for
keeping men In the reserve, with soma
lemuneratlon, until they are 43 years old.
They will bo divided Into a first reserve
those wno havo Been in the regular army
within live years a second roservo of men
who havo been with the colors wlthlp
10 years but not within five years, and
so on.
The army bill also will have In
corporated In It Speaker Clark's bill pro.
vldlng for doubling tho number of cadets
nt the West Point Military Academy, nnd
providing that any ono wishing to take
the course In addition to thu regular
cadets may do so at exact cost. The
bill Introduced by Representative Mc
Kellar of Tennessee, providing for the es
tablishment of State military academies,
Is nlso likely to bo Included In tho general
It Includes a grant of land and provides
that tho Fcdcial Government shall pay
JSO.000 u year to each ucudemy for Its
maintenance, with the State paying 510
000. Boys entering tho schools will be
requited to sign un ngieement to serve
seven years In the army Immediately
after graduation In consideration for re
ceiving their education. At the end of
that time, experts declare, they will be
lltted to tako commissions as captains
and lieutenants In time of need. The
term of service following the school
course may be reduced to four years. It
Is tlgured that close to EOOO men u year
will be turned out by theso schools.
Sympathetic Letter to Mrs. Pankhurst
Read at Equal Franchise Meeting:
The Rt. Rev. Philip M Rhlnelaudar.
Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania,
expressed himself In favor of woman suf
frage In n letter to Mra Emmellue Pank
hurst, which waH rend at the regular
monthly meeting of the Equal Franchise
Society today. In tils letter the Bishop
"I have just heard of the meeting to
be held In Philadelphia on the afternoon
of February 21, at which I have been
asked to take the chair. I deeply i egret
that an Imperative previous engagement
at this date and hour will keep me from
the meeting. I can assure you of my
most Intense sympathy with the cause
which you represent, and' my very ardent
hope that the appeal which is being made
will meet with an Instant and generous
response' -
A letter frpnj MUs Joan Wiekham, seg
retary for .Mre! Pankhurst, which was
also-read, said:
"Dr. Arthur Ixodes and Bl-hop Oarl
Jugton. of HarrUburr, have "bn kind to
Mra, I'ankhurst and l Cheddq wiyato
vloh. formerly Serbian Secretaj-y of State
for Foreign Affair, and for many year
Serbia's Minister to flreet "-'tain, apd
have assured them of support,"
VyOllltAU,. tiuddeulr, on Ftbruary
Wj.hlntflon. I I.. PETEIt A II wno'
ivui. m on rtiiqeac, ciniiora,
tmsfard. nmAr Pn.t
TtAIX, In hli 71th year, A ' w
MlNTt,'om:itV Ou February J8, 1010.
DONAH) O.. Infant son of Karl and Ella
Montgomery ltalatlvta 4 frlBdj ira is
vltKd (o atttnd ilwi funeral mrvtcts on Fri
day, l - u n.. at hi imrtnla' raIJaci.
'Hi'inttts "or" juierrotjii private,
rMtd.iM-e W4 I'alon t . MAHY a: bfUTON
inky Dtver) wire vt Itmen J Kurion. uued
Vi 3'- lM antUe o I ton tmiwal will i
jJiiKi-LH. . uu February n 10ie. of dipt,
tiitrL jat.ix.v i;j!Aiti.ornj. ouuur ui
Win irbil fall Lavttle of -tOW
llavfrti- i v. eg&isyeaxf. Fiirl ttrlet-
Board of Education and .Lieu
tenant Stever, U. S. Army,
Consider Plans for
the Work
Superintendent Gnrber Says Installing
of System Will Be Given
Caroful Thought
The iiuestlon of compulsory military
training In the pubjlc school? of Phila
delphia waa agitated today, behind closed
doors In "the Stock Kxchnnge Building.
I nl a conference between tho Board of
Hitticntlon nnd Lleutcnnnt K. 7,. Stever,
of the Fulled States Army. Tho latter
has successfully Instituted military train
ing Into the schools of the city of Wash
ington nml In the Slate of Wyoming.
At the end of the meeting It was an
nounced by Dr. Jnhii 1 Outlier, superin
tendent of the lloaid of Education, that
the matter of Installing the system III the
local schools would receive careful con
sid?iatiou nnd a definite decision reached
later. At the "onference today besides
Lieutenant Steer and tho Koaid of Kit
ticatlon were representatives of several
loeal Boy Scout troops.
The plan, ns approved recently by Sen
ator Penrose, Is not only to tench the
school boys to hanillo a gun nnd to pel
form othor military tactics, but also to
so discipline nnd train thorn that they
"III bo lltted as citizens to become Ideal
snldlerB. General Wood raid lately that
tluec mouths under Lieutenant Stever
would make the rawest youth nn ex
oeptlonally good soldier.
The plan Is tn divide school boys' all
over the city Into squads, a leader to
ho elected In each. The efllcicncy of the
squads Is determined by military tactics,
ride drilling, and also scholarship and ath
letic work. Boys between the age of 14
and 18 years will bo trained, nccordlng
to the plan of Lieutenant Stever.
Continued from 1'nKO One
Mrs. Schoeiiholz. She thought nothing of
this as ho was given to freakish humor.
"I'll live longer than you will, Morris,"
she Joked back at him.
"I'd rather go deep down Into tho
giound before 1 got married," nuld Mor
ils. Tho 'people at the table made ex
clamations of protest at such gloomy
talk, and some tnado Jpstlng lemarks
about ills being in love. .Morris did not
deny it. He went out later and got
Ho remaikcd to the baibcr that life
wasn't worth living. The barber said t
"Ah, drop dead," replied Morris, "You
know It's not worth living." A favorite
slang expression of his was to tell people
10 -urop ueau.
At 11 o'clock this morning Mrs. Clara
Miller noticed tho odor of gas and sho
and Airs. Schocnholz bioke Into the youth's
He lay dead on the bed. Ho hnd smoked
half a cigar before he lay down to die.
Mrs. Schoonholz ran as hard ns she
could to get Doctor Blcksteln, 1720 North
Marshall street, but when he arrived ha
could only say there wns nothing to bo
At tho door of the room whero the young
man's body lies. Isaac Schoeiiholz, tho
aged husband of tho rooming-house pro
prietress. Bat all day, mourning for tho
little newsboy he and his wife had be
friended In his great trouble, nnd for
whose futuro he had such great hopes.
First Train of Cold and Hungry
Passengers Reaches Vidalia.
Natchez Caresfor 1000
NATCHEZ. Miss.. Feb. 17. The first
relief train from the flooded districts, in
Louisiana arrived today nt VIdalla, across
the Mississippi River from this city. It
was composed of "5 cars loaded with pas
sengers, many of them cold nnd hungry.
Behind the passenger train came a freight
train of SO cars, winding along the
tracks through a foot and a Half of water.
It was loaded with livestock and fowls.
Natchez today was caring for 1000
refugees. The steamboats Senator Cordlll
and Uncle Oliver left today for the sec
tlon back of Nowellton, La. Reports from
there Indicate considerable suffering. The
water today was fast covering Tensas,
Concordia, Franklin, Madison and Cara
houla parishes. Newellton is badly dam
aged and depopulated.
The steamboat Mississippi, with the Fed
eral Flood Control Committee on board,
arrived today.
I'hiladelpliians Pass Medical Tests
HARRlSBUJta, Feb. 17. Among those
who passed the examinations of the State
Medical Board were the following Phlla
delphlans: John T. Bennett. Mortimer W. Blak
Roxboiough; William Parvin Bramlott
Charles J. Cole, Samuel S. Coonenr.ati.
Paul Bernett. Y. Cordova. Joseph W.
Uennln, Regiua M. Uownle, Robert L. El
lis, Louis D. Englerth, Charles Fischer,
John B, L, Flick, Frank Oulllard, Lucy
E, Oulezlan, Asher S, Hadler, James Kay,
Jamea V. Levering, Jonathan E, Lough
rldge, Germantown; Joseph Mclver, 8aul
Mnrks, Eatle C. Peck, Elsie W. Rose,
Henry T. Stull, James I). Smith, Alvln
M. Slruse, John H. Turner, 34, August C,
Valentine and Jonas ZettIemoer,
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To Erect Benzol Plant .
CANTON. 0.. Feb. 17,-Tie director of
the United Furnace Company have au.
thorUed the erection of a benzol plant,
which nlll cost betweeir I,000 and
&Ulch Ricnar'd! m a acS-l
Ex-Attorney General aJ
sans "scuttle and Run" 1
JPolicy of Wilson,
Union League Audience aJ
imuu iuviiuon oi L-oionera
A severe nrmUnmonl of President wn '
uii, ami inj ,ium n n nu -- .. ""-r
r'.Vi'.',6 inJtt'1' l0Ward Germany In '3
Lus tanla en so was voiced bl2.1
JiccK. or New York, formerly Asstif...'
Altompv ClPHPral f n, ?i..i.!.. i"ut.S
nil nililiVss delivered beforo 1200 mml'.2l
or ttlc Union Lnairno la at i..i.t ""!
-, o-- ...Hfc ,1(111, .1
Tho Pieildcnt's notes to Germany ,,.',
chninctctlzctl as "more voluble il,.!
valuable." while the acceptance of ,1 '
nuer counuys nnnl note on the U .i,
tanla case denounced as nn "abJecl m '
promise." Mr. Beck ..m..i .1 ""?:
wns the moral duty of the United Blal.. 3
tO tlllOW ItS Utmost lUfftr llnh,.l.?If, '
against the violations of humanity
rights by any foielgii nation, and eloiid'H
his address with nn appeal that the feV
cIrii policy of this count! y be tnidi
moral Issue
,...."" ,v""a pres dentil
with tho slogan, "Independent
gs; neutral in notlilne,"
in all things
The speaker's remarks were frequently
iniemipten ny oursts or applnuse. bul ( J
no time did It enunl the storm win. -1.1.V "b
the membcis of the Union La,
greeted his comments on Roojsvelt'i
achievements in the cause of Interna ' '
tlonal peace during his nrcaldmrv n.-ti
the other hand leferemVs to Eliliu n.60!
and Philander C. Knox were received I
without any demonstration on the na !
of the nudlcnce. " ' J
Mr. Beck's address followed a tilnner ;3
given In his honor by 27 of the director 3
and omccis or the Union r.mm,n t.. !
Grlbbel, president of the club. Introduced 1
the speaker nt tho genral reception which ,
followed. Mr. Beck sold, m part; 1
"We are on the eve of a DnMi,ii.i n
election of Immense and enduring Im-i9
ju, iiiii.;. 411 ,nj juuKmem, llie fiau
which will have the largest appeal tji'
tho Imagination of our countrymen oa' "
the second Tuesday of next Novomfc'...
will be whether this great nation Is In It! '
foielgn lelntlons to bo a little or a greater -i
America. v
"This nltpRtlnn rnnnnf lift nvnl,l.j f L S
of our lenders, proceeding with grekt can-
Hon nlontr the lines of exnedlenuv. m.tf
attempt to eliminate from the comlnt
piesiuuuiiui caiiipuigu 1110 loreign policy
of our Government or at least to con
lino Its discussion to the cowardly and
imbecile policy of tho Administration wlti
tefeienco to Mexico. To attempt thUJ
uu.no ivuuiu uc uui niuruiy to lmllltl ?
tno rony or the ostucn, out It would tjs!
nitogciiicr iiiiiic. .'
"If tho Republican pnrty should betv
sucnt upon tins suoject, the electorate
naturally wouiu assume tlint the poller '
of the Administration had been so clearly
lllstlnilhlr n tn tin hpvnml nnrtv rlHl.m.r-''
nntl If, ns now seems likely, the present'!"
world war Is still In progress next Nc-,l
vcmoer, tnerc mignt no a conscryatlri 1
.,, 1.1 ,. . ., .... Lii!
uisjjuaiuun un ine pari oi mo American
people to maintain In power an Admin
istration whoso guidance of the natlonla
one of the stormiest crises of human his
tory wns thus apparently beyond attack
or criticism. '
.. .. J
tm u. a. jju.ia ns ouiir
"Tho serious question, which every.
inougutiut American will consider next i
November, will be. Has the United StateaJ
in this gravest crisis of modern hlatery
clone lis tun duty to civilization?
"In answering this question the Araer
lean people will recognize a lanientabla.
nnd significant fact, that whllo before thIO
present world war wo were the common,;
friend of even" nation and enjoyed el
measure of good will such as no other'nav?
tlon probably ever has enjoyed In recorded :'
History, yet todav our nation has fallen J
Immeasurably In tho esteem of manldnilj.:
Perhaps It Is not too much to say that:
. . . . r g,
we havo now tho hatred of one group of Jim
rowers ana the contempt of another, Ai i
tl.A HinHnl ....(.... . .. .1 1. I. ..! SI?
ll!U 1IIU1UI juc.-iugu Ul 11 1IUUUII in 113 Bfci l
est asset, tins extraordinary Dounvenv'
mem in the world a attitude toward our
nation Is the most significant and por
tentous development of the war.
"Mr. Wilson's administration of our
foreign nffalrs has beon a steady and1'
contemptuous violation of the ConsUtuy
tlon or the country, if there was one i"
ture of our Government upon which the
fathers laid a special stress. It was that
the management of foreign affairs should
I'.utoil avnlDl,.Al In 4 n n Ttfoatnar tfa
wuh forbidden to appoint a Minister of
Amunssauor wltnout the consent oi w
Senate. He was forbidden to make a
treaty without the snme authority, ana tt
was forbidden to declare war without
tho cxnrcss authority of both houses of
Congress. Thereby It was made snanjftsU
that under the constitution me issues t$
wur and peace were vested In the Pfcal-,
dent and Concress. and It was for tbll.
reason that In every crisis which InrolTC! v
posslblo war preceding I'reeiaents wn
not merely taken Congress Into conw'taf
tlon, but have freely consuiteo wiia itr
resentative leauers or ooin jjaruco,
thus have lifted the suoject aoove paru
san politics. '
"Mr. Wilson has not merely directed th
foreign policy of this Government with
mif -nnHiilHncr nmiirreHS. but he baa, la
express violation of the Constitution. m4
forth accredited diplomats wnose append
tnanln nAVAi rtnvi fhn Sanction Of thV
Senate. How else can we explain W. J
uppolntment of John Lino ana iuw
Bayard Hale to dicker with bandits ana
ruffians In Mexico In order to underoUMi
the authprlty of what was the only auu
Kla tft,v..nmitnl In Rrpirfm? HOW t&9 CAS
be explained the more notorious and re
cent appointment of Colonel House to M
the Ambassador efxtraordlnary to all
"If this nation Is only true to ltlfr.W 4
to the Ideals which caled It ipto P '
cannot then be truly raise to anj- '-r
but the sad and truglo fact of the last ijj
months, of whleli an mougniiui ""'?'
-A .MnKA nH i... niulmin fa that weaAYf-
oid iiivio vi .- -v.,-.. . . ... m
not, been altogether truq to our own lau
"Let us raise this standard, and upon"w
write as the true foreign policy o vji :
things affecting the baees of civUloUW
the policy of Lincoln and Qrant. OarDtie,
and JIcKlnley, Roosevelt ana
" 'Independent In all things; neutral a
notiung.' "
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