Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, March 04, 1916, Night Extra, Image 1
"i-J V" Ti--?fW i NIGHT EXTRA NIGHT EXTRA imtitt Trcr VOL.n.-NO. 148 PHILADELPHIA, SATUltDAY, MAltOU 4, 191G. CortntonT. 1910, i tub Public Liiconi Cohpini, PBIOB OinU CENT IRECK OF RAPID TRANSIT ROUSES MIGHTY PROTEST IN ALL SECTION; lingered Citizens From s Districts uut urr L" Plan Fight on Revi sions by Twining 'Chafes, Designeaoy, man Administration, wu;u -"- I jnst JiConomiu vvuai "" Wholly Inadequate Parallel i LiflC3 Condemned as Useless I- tAU-Pifladclpliia Rapid Transit League ,-, Wil Carry Protest Through, Even P- to Legislature, to Block Now t dAnmivCommcnt by Leaders in Kj; Districts Affected by the Shift t' "' i-tnlehty wave of protest sweeping .' every section of tho. city todny was ' wklladelDhia'B answer to tlio emasculated pwiaaeipmii nubile by Mayor 'M"11 P'S" ".' .--f -,,- prom an 'ftSnomle standpoint the revised plan Is Mtto leading business organizations In .... Ilv A. a substitute for the Taylor compre ssive system of high-speed subway and Elevated lines, serving cery section of , tin cuy, "' nil"""" -- -- t ir denounced as an outrage. ' Hotith Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, itlhavunk and all other outlying sections whlen wouia nnvo "iiii .. ............ Son facilities under tho Taylor program (land united ngalnst the Twining modifi cations. 1 MEETINGS OF PROTEST. t Mass-meetings of protest nre nlrendy . t t.-Ir nvAmf nfnauiirn tr ,fciltig pianncu '"." Ak''. ''.-...". '. 'bear upon councils ana ma muimutiiwiiuin ,leaders to force them to reject the inodl- -Scatlons and return to me original -luyior plan. ' The All-riillndelphli. Itnpld Transit tfSEOf, on orgnnlintlon got together Qulttly In anticipation of attempt to "thanie the Tnylor plan, Untied a ntnte ment tjiat It stood ready to rnrry the fight for th original plan, to Councils, to the tpurii, to the State I'ubllo Hervlco Commis sion and if ncceniury to the State Legis lature. ... ., ,, ., ...... ....... ........n '"Tne All-i'nuaueipnia ijku&uv n uib.i foed primarily In Roxborough, whero the 'residents are ud In arms against the pro- 5-posal to postpone "to somo tlmo In tho .future" tho construction of tho Itoxbor 'oagh'Manayunk line. Committees have M Hftaay oecn nppoimcu. iu iierieui umuum In evrv ward of tho city which will suffer Under the changes. ,.. 0Y.Jw'.aw.1'VL ,,. t i&The outstanding -fallacy of the Twining .ttiAnees. It Is declared. Is their economic tunsbundness. Two almost Independent rSabways are to bo built, both serving Ivlrtually the name section or, mo cuy. im.. ..- n l.n ..(!-.. ntrnmlv In .lnao 'connection to the business section of tho city by numerous surface lines, is to ;J4 brought closer, whllo tho outlying !rMntlnl nontlnlin nr nffprnd no relief. yrhs only exception Is tho Frankford ,cle- nrated, and the contracts on mis were faarded for tho most part by Director TaxWr. Si Tha construction of two virtually naral- Jel high-speed subways, hcglhning to- teuier. ending at mo same point ann at no point much more than half a mllo apart. ' aenounccu ns wanton wiisto ul iiiu itaipayers' money. With tho abandon jent of the spurs and continuations to the ijuburbs, It Is pointed out, tho very causes which first caused tho parallel lines to bo Mllfttinil llnvn lififin vrniinvprl IS? PARALLEL LINES. IJVnder tho Twining proposal thcro will uo k iwo-iracK Nuuwuy unuer uroun .street from Erie avonuo on tho north to lKHniWI ctraal mi ,1m cmill. n...l nnnlhni. iinwuftiA anuwiiy iruni iti-uiiu BilucL iwiu HErle avenue, down Broad street to Hldgo Vm 9tK etvanfr ln 1tfnl.. ... 4 IPAI t . w," Plllll III UUIIlUfc OiiVCl, UH l4il it street to 16th. Without Increased cot, It Is ilrrlnred. " 01 tuese lines uunost pnrallel could lie Contlmifcl on I'mc Nix, Column One it " j, THE.TRANSIT SITUATION fc A full editorial discussion of the 'rap 4 transit situation in Philadelphia, fas It, has developed through the pres entation of the Twining plan and the ,'jettlng aside of tho plans offered by Jformer Director Taylor, will bo printed m Monday's Issue of tho Evenino uxtxjzn. f. THE WEATHER iST' German phllospher remarks that PAninjF IS Hurl Kanniiu. It ... J...1. !,.,. - 77 -7 vwuoo 11 nussrwn ileum, W.? vF rl6nJs "Sain pleasurable be VUU5Q It hlntq rt Vla .aa.- ,1 mi... !ov ii. iioiiittwiiun. ilia dih ?t "S springtime is also associated 'SJ2 J?9 dwlro for resurrection. Earth, '2iw frray he"elf In leaf and bloom, taiitv Prqve Baln our hoPQ ot Immor SeaJi -1 .ut Bharp ns la th0 llne between our Aiier and ,lve B"s- lt '8 a 'lty olun lr .nJBprlns ls B0 "hdrt. it Is tbSfr'Ovherea8' ln London and Paris mmKS ! the proportions of a rea. Th; i. ' "if aesl '""9, of tho year. I'Our brisf e ''"J'ensatlon, however. If B.i , " KUla nori 1 ne auration ?J actrtaln well-known fever, I ' I FORECAST SfSliuVS aml Sic4; warmer fWaVi ttrong west winds diminish- 'details see page 5, T rtTTTT i-Ti . from SStfffl ' yol Ian robe, dropped i? WlSr.e1.t'15Ss?..r!turnxo'A. J. MeU.. f&r film J16,0, eontaU.o7aHb7; yoat S537 5 rlpUi rtward. rhone fetUr lit N sthliI,acS nd ian hound, wltn ( tn at Henr4. Ph. Jlkt 4o. jw ouna Ad on l-uge IS aPP and Birsky, I Pl!iliSaci'R.'',t, wd,'iimo,"l and sapphire F F'a ISffi Jil,!" evening llarch 3. f ton. antlMn8 """f" na ntU-Crl-l yr?ll rtu.'f'1. '".nHJInum. Lilwral re- JAMES E. LENNON Lennon Says Downtown Will Need Airships .Tnmcs E. Lennon, president of Select Council, and a powerful downtown Varc leader, who reflects the Varc viewpoint, said: "I don't think the new plans will sit well on South Philadelphia's diaphragm. It will bo necessary for my constituents to establish an aeroplane line to reach tho centre of the city. Extreme North Phila delphia might also establish such a line nnd our airships could meet theirs at William Penn's statue. Perhaps, by tho time the subway is constructed as the new plan pro vides, the extension of tho lino on South Broad street may be au thorized. Meanwhile, let us be thankful that City Hall doesn't fall down." 'MOVIE' CENSOR BOARD PEST AND MUTILATOR, JAYg SWLE1CHEAD Mastbaum,. Replying to Cen sure, Declares Pictures Are Garbled and Made Worse Than in Original Form REGULAR SECRET SERVICE The Pennsylvania Stnte Board of Cen sors Is characterized ns a "mysterious secret servlco organization" In an open lotter made public today by Stanley V. JIastbaum, managing director of the Stan ley Theatre, and general manager of the Stanley Booking Company, which supplies photoplays to CO or more motion picture theatres ln tho State. Mr. JIastbaum Issued the letter ln reply to a scathing criticism of tho present-day motion picture mado recently by ,tho Pennsylvania Stnte Hoard of Censors. Air. Mnstbaum takes exception to tho allegation of the State, board that tho avcrago motion picture of todny has little educational vnlue. Ho declared that this chnrga was answered "silently by the thousands of mothers nnd fathers taking their children to tho theatres dally." In answer to tho State board's accusa tion, that many of the pictures shown In tho "movies" are Immoral and degrading, Jlr. Mastbnum says: "I have very little to say In regard to that except that man ufacturers producing plays of that char acter will very soon cease to exist. "Many of the pictures tlint aro passed with peculiar cutouts, leaving the film In a mutilated condition, appear to the pub lic without many incidents explained. The story Is made considerably, worse by said elimination." In reference to the system of Inspec tion maintained by the board, Mr. Mast baum said: "The board now has a number of em ployes -who float ln and around motion picture theatres like secret service -men. They assume tv very Berlous and mysteri ous manner, flashing either a badge or card, even If they have nothing to see you about, Impressing upon you that they are there watching and perhaps hoping for some minor Infringement pf the law that will enable them to report you, so you can be arrested and fined as heavily as the law and their personal feeling permit." Evening Ledger Circulation (For Six Months) Daily Average for Sept., . . 100,608 Daily Average for Oct., . . 102,185 Daily Average for Nov., . . 94,801 Daily Av. for Dec, . 96,785 Daily Av. for Jan., 99,214 Daily Av.for Feb., 104,115 The foregoing figures representee actual net paid circu lation of this neiospaper, eliminating all returned and free copies. Montague Glass' EDDIE COLLINS IS MAGNATE Former Mackman Director of Balti more International League Club . BALTIMORE, March 4. Eddlo Collin, second baseman of the Chicago White Sox, lias become n magnate. Incorporation pa pers of tho Hnltlmorn Risebnlt Club, filed at Annnpolls, disclose that Collins Is as sociated with Jack Dunn In the ouncr slilp of tho Orioles. Collins nnd Frit Malsel nre directors of the local club. Collins was sold tn tho White Sox by the Athletics Inst year for $50,000. CRAZED MAN KILLS ONE, WOUNDS FIVE WITH NEW RIFLE Fires Wildly in Washing ton Avenue - 7". ' ; j Women Hit by Shots DISARMED BY POLICEMEN A crazed man, armed with a rhotgun, killed one man and seriously wounded five other persons as he stood on the steps of a house at S.ll "Washington nvenue to day and defied tho neighborhood. Tho man, who gavo his name an Antonio Prlngo, snld Hint he bought tho gun today to kill a man who had attacked him tills morning ns tho result of a feud which started many years ago ln Nnples, the po lice say. Tho victims nre: SAMUEL OlTNlint.snN. n rartlnlly blind broom peddler, instantly killed; address un known. . . - , JUtH. KATHBHINI! JACOBS, 1022 Federal street, shot thrrtieh tho left lirenst. mrs. MAiiY cnoNovnsn, mt south isth strnet. liullot wound in left hip. , SAMUEL HIUKLDH, n lirakcmnn of tlio Penn sylvania Itallrond. shot In rluht "" , MRS. JUNNIK HCH.MUCKt.UH. 1M7 Toplar street, fleh wound In rlsht hip. CHARLES VIRDIN, nn cmplojo of the. Amer ican Ico Company. All of thohe Injured were hurried to the Pennsylvania Hospital, with tho ex ception of ono womnn. Sho wns ttcated at a drug Btore. SHOT IN ALL DIRECTION'S. Tho place at which tho shooting oc curred Is conducted as a boarding houso by Mrs. Mario Tortelll. Her t,on Paul. 12 years old, was nlono In tho house when Prlngo came downstairs with a new Win chester shotgun In his hand. He loaded dcllborately as he muttered to himself, tho boy said, and then walked to tho door, First he fired up nnd down tho street nnd then shot Shields, tho brnkeman, who wns working near a freight car. There were several hucksters In tho neighbor hood and women wcro gathered around them buying provisions when tho shot whistled nround them. The women fled to their homes, but Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Gonovcso who happened to be In the neighborhood, were Bhot down. Tho -flight ot-so many.-i'lctlms falling arflund him seomsij. to. lncreasa..tihei,j.rapo bf tho murderer. IIundfctI3"of persons were attracted by tho shots, and they were forming to charge upon him. Iteal Izlng tholr purpose Prlngo then slammed the front door, nnd dashed through the houso to the rear. In League street, a. small thoroughfare at the rear of tho houso. he saw Gun helsen, tho blind man, with tho broom peddler. The latter was about to sell a broom to a woman nearby when Prlngo shot him through tho heart. The peddler foil dead at the woman's feet. The man with the gun then entered the house nnd, after threatening tho terror stricken boy who was along with him, fell upon his knees. .Meanwhile word of the tragedy reached tire police of the 7th and Carpenter streets station. A squad of 18 men, led by Ser geant Carflgno, rushed to the scene nnd Burrounded tho house. Tho police cau- Contlnued on Tnge Three, Column Two LA CAMERA ACC0RDA FIDUCIA A SALANDRA Una Moziorie Contraria dell'on. Filippo Turati Respinta con 278 Voti Contro 40 Ierl la Camera del Deputatl ha dato, con una immensa maggloranzn, uu nuovo voto dl flducla al Mlnlstero Salandru. II voto fu provocatci da una mozlone dell'on. Filippo Turntl, deputato doclallstu, Inteea ad otteliere dal governo che splegasso la condotta dl tutta la guerra. II presldente del Conslglle rlspose che II momonto non era affatto opportuno per una simile dlecusslone, ma che ad ognl rnodo la Camera poteva esser slcura che, al momento opportuno, II governo non av rebbe mancato dl farlo quelle comunlca zdonl cho potevano esser fatto senza com promettere nulla. Messa al votl, la mozlone dell'on. Tu rati, sulla quale Salandrn aveva in certo modo inesso la qulstlone dl flducla, fit respinta con 278 votl contrnril e 40 fa vorevoll. (I.eggere In la paglna le altre e pla' dettagllate notlzle sulla guerra, In Ital-iano.) Entertaining Characters, Discuss Presidential Possibilities and General CANNON DUEL MARKS ACTION ABOUT VERDUN Artillery Clash Is at Close Range, Berlin and Paris Announce LULL IN INFANTRY FRAY Germans Regain Ground Lost to British on Ypres Line mom.TN'. March 4. V dent r'i',t, -nt'rv'li.i havo been de .eto.l li tlio K.vnr 1 agiiilist tup lii'i--inan position at Dotinumont, northeast of Verdun. Tho lighting there Is nt close rnnge. The German war otneo officially an nounced today that these assaults wero "partially repulsed." Tho Germans captured 1000 more pris oners north of Verdun. Attacks by tlio French In the Argonno failed. Southeast of Ypres the fighting has come to n standstill, tho Gcrmnns having won back the ground they lost to tho Kngllsh. ; Tho following Is tho text of the official report: "Southeast of Ypres tho fighting has como to a standstill. Tho positions wo held before February 14 are once moro firmly In our hands. A bastion Is In tho possession of tho enemy. There Is lively fighting In Champagne. In tho Argonne nn nttnek by tho enemy failed. Tho French lost 1000 moro prisoners In fighting nt Douaumont. Attacks by tho French against our positions at Douau mont were partially repulsed." "On both sides of tho Meuso Itlver tho French artillery has Increased Its activ ity. "The fighting nround Douaumont Is at close rango and heavy losses aro being Inflicted upon tho French. "The booty taken by us slnco February 22 (tlio second day of the battle of Ver dun) nmounts to 115 guns nnd 161 ma chine guns. "Near Obersept. northeast of Pflrt (upper Alsace) tho enemy nttempted to recapture a position taken from him on Fobrunry 13. Tho first attack was par tially successful ; tho onemy succeeded In getting Into somo of our trenches. How ever, he was Immediately ejected and was prevented by a curtain of flro from re peating tho attacking on n hroad scalo. At somo places local attacks developed, but the enemy suffered heavy losses nnd wo took 80 prisoners. At tho conclusion of tho fighting the French wero com pelled to retreat to tholr former posi tion." FAWS,March 4, , Lively artillery duels continued on the front north of Verdun Inst night, the War OfTlco reported this afternoon, but there wero no Infantry nctlons resulting In Im portant changes. The text of the communlquo follows: "The bombardment, which was rather actlvo during the night In different sectors of the Verdun region, wna not followed by nny Infantry nctlon on the part of tho enemy. At Epnrges wo preventod tho Continued on Pajre Four, Column Six HAMMERSTEMAY PRODUCE OPERA HERE Impresario in City Seeking Site for Building Ad mits Plan Oscar Hammersteln may return to this city as the head of a contingent, said to bo displeased with the way things nre being run at the Metropolitan Opera Houso In New Vork. Hammersteln is planning to erect a building in the cen tral part of the city far tho production of opera. Tho Impresario said so himself. He admitted It this morning when he arrived In town to consult real estate agents In his plan to purchase the old church prop el ty at tho northwest comer of Broad and Kpruce streets. Hammersteln said that he was not nt liberty at the present time to divulge the names of 'his probable finan cial backers. The plans for the undertaking have not been completed. The chief site considered is the one mentioned, which the owner is willing to sell for $700,000. "Tho other thing," which will be run during tho 3: weeks of the year when opera is not pro duced have not been decided on. The Bingers who may join Hammersteln are all under contract to the Metropolitan Opera Company at present. Tho problem of singers does not, how ever, worry Mr. Hammersteln In the least, "Singers! ho exclaimed, with n smile on his ruddy face. "1 waB to have the Bamo trouble when I started opera before. I can pick them up from rathskellers everywhere. Men aro born to be leaders In 'one line mine is tho opera and I will havo no trouble getting the singers." "But haven't you still an agreement not to produce opera in this city for a certain length of tlmo?" he was asked. "I have." he rejoined. "And It still has three and a half years to run. Aht but tho agreement calla for me not to per sonally direct opera ln New York, Bos. ton, Philadelphia or Chicago. But It does not prevent me from producing opera In Washington. That city Is one In which I have longed for years to give opera on a reasonable baula," The connection between Philadelphia and Washington, so far as opera Is con cerned, was soon made clear by Mr. Ham mersteln. An opera company in Wash ington could, according to the impresario, give performances tn Philadelphia with out tho personal direction of Mr. Ham mersteln, but urrder the direction of his lieutenants. This would not be In viola tion of the agreement he signed to re move himself as an operatic obstacle to the Metropolitan Opera Company. Finds Her Son Hanging in Bedroom A mother who. went to awaken her son this morning found his body hanging to a rope strung from the door of his bed room. Police were unable to ascribe n reabon for the suicide of (he man, Daniel E. Montgomery, although it is said he had been ill for several months. When the police arrived at the house, at 1707 Carl ton street, the family refused to allow them to take the body to a hospital SHIP WARNING VOTE IN HOUSE NEXT TUESDAY "Immediate Action" Advo cates Beaten in Their De mand for Ballot Today MEMBERS ARE DIVIDED Foreign Affairs Committee Rec ommends That tho McLemoro Resolution Be Tabled The llotlie will vote on Tucsdny on the McLcmore resolution which warns Ameri cans off nrmed shins of the belllirercnts. Members had expected to ole today, hut shortly after tho session began mi cffoit wns mndo to delay the ballot until Mon day, those who faored this Knyliig many representatives lmd left the city. ncpiesentiitlves Shcrlcy, Allen nnd Glass led u tight for "Immediate action" nnd demanded n vote. Several conferences followed nnd nt 12:4G o'clock Majority Leader Kltchln announced that thcro wnH no possibility of reaching a vote before Tuesday.' Members of the Rules Committee went Into executive session to consider a special rulo to bring out the McLcmore resolu tion. Republican members of tho Pennsylva nia delegation in the House held a caucus on tho McLcmore lesolution nnd nd Journcd, without taking dcfinlto action, until Into this afternoon. Discussion of the nrinrd merchnnt shlp situation was renewed ln tho Scnato. Scnntor McCumber denounced "gag rule" by which ho said discussion of the con troversy had been blocked In tho Senate. WASHINGTON. March 4. Houso lead ers today notified members that there would bo no voto on tho McLemore reso lution wnrnlng Americans off nrmed ships of tlio belligerents before Tuesdny, March 7. Members who wanted to leave Wash ington wero told that they could go safely. If they returned to tho cnpltnl by Tuesday morning. Majority lender Kltchln announced nt 12:45 that thcro was no possibility of tho Houso reaching tho McLemoro resolution boforo Tuesday. Ho said that any effort to bring tho matter up on Monday would meet Parliamentary obstacles which would mako consideration of the measure Im possible. Members on the floor of the Houso pointed out that on Tuesday tho congres sional primaries will bo held In Indiana and that tho vote of tho members on this resolution would bo likely seriously to af fect tlio results there. It was suggested that a postponement of tho voto would bo satisfactory to Indiana mombers running for renomlnatlon. WANTKD BALLOT TODAY. After several of the President's friends had .mapped nut n program to postpono until Monday a voto In the Houso on tho resolution. Soveral otnera, Including Rep resentatives Sherloy, Allen (O.) and Glass, began a fight to force n vote today, claim ing that the muddle crcatod by the Senate vote should bo Immediately cleared up. Sherley and his coterlo of "Immediate action" advocates were .loud In their con demnation of any postponement, and Im mediately after that program was an nounced started canvassing tho Rules Continued on I'age Four, Column Tho DR. N. WHEY THOMAS Was Removed as Gas Bureau Chief When Blankenburg Took Office Dr. N. Wlloy Thomas, who was removed from tho position of chief of the Bureau of Gas by former Mayor Blankenburg, was today reappointed. Tho position car ries a salary of ?"E00. Judson C. Dlckcrmnn, who was ap pointed by Mayor Blankenburg, was todny dismissed from the city service, ho having refused to resign when asked to do so hy Director Datesman, of the Department of Public Works. Doctor Thomas was appointed chief In spector of meters In 1899, after having been certified by the Civil Service Commis sion at the head of a list of ellgibles. The examination was conducted by a scommltteo oomposed of Dr. Edgar Fahs Smith, provost of tho University of Penn sylvania (then professor of chemistry) : Dr. John Marshall, professor In the Uni versity, and Mr. James H. Wlndrlm, who had been a Director of tho Department of Public Works. Doctor Thomas, who Is a son of the late Bev. Samuel W. Thomas, was born and educated In Philadelphia. After attending Bugby Academy he entered the University of Pennsylvania and was graduated from the latter Institution with the class of 1881. He taught for a short time In Wittenberg College before he compleed his course of study for the Ph. D. degree In Muhlen berg and wns subsequently made Asa Packer professor of natural and applied science In Muhlenberg College, which posi tion nfter several years' service, he re signed to accept the chair of chemistry and Physics In Olrard College, where he taught for 14 years. ' Through the recommendations of some members of the Board of City Trusts, during that time he was frequently called upon as a chemical expert by city officials, which doubtless led to his original selec tion us chief Inspector of tho Bureau ot Gas, the appointment In 1897 tielng pre ceded by the above-mentioned competitive examination. HELD IN WOMAN'S DEATH John McKee Sent to Prison to Await Result of Probe John McKee, of 3S07 Latona street, was committed to prison without ball by Mag istrate Pennock, at the Central Station to day, to await the action of tho Coroner ln connection with the death of Katie Glass, who lived at the same address. The woman died at the Philadelphia Hospital on March, 1. Policeman Cope said Mc Kee Is alleged to have beaten the woman on February 16 during a quarrel over a check whlcfi the woman received. Cope said he could not tell If the woman had died from the effects of the beating or as a result of natural causey. QUICK GERMANS DRIVE RUSSIANS FROM POSITION bERLIN, nich 4. In n Mitnll ?nsnrmpnt at Alssewltchi, north mst of jJriraiiorttchl. tlii Ittisslnns wete driven out of their position. CLYDE LINER. 150 ABOARD BREAKS SHAFT AT SEA Nl'.W YORK, Mnreh -1 A wireless message from tho Clyde liner Apache, bound fioiti Jacksonville to New York with 10O pns sent;eis. on bonitl, lepoitecl th tnhte liner had I) token n cinnk shaft while off Caps Henry and was In nFcd of a tow. Officials of the lino chartered a tujj to go lo the Apache's assistance. BILL TO INCREASE ARMY REPORTED IN SENATE WASKINGTON, March 1. The Seirnle Intel rupted a bitter Ar brte on the international situation this afternoon to grnut uunuiimus coiuctit to Senator Ohnniberlnin to favorably report tho new army bill. Thin measure provide for nn Incrcnse of tho penctf stitngth I the regular aimy nf 11S.O00 men and a war sttcnsth of 200,000. TURK CHIEFS ARRIVE IN JERUSALEM BEIILTN, March 4. Constantinople dispatches today, reporting: the arrival at Jerusalem of Enver PaMia, Turkish dictator, nnd Dyemal Pasha, commander of the 4th Turkish Army, are behoved to signal tho beginning of the Turkish campaign against Kgypt. Dyemal Pasha lias been frequently mentioned ns tho probable leader of tho Turkish invasion. ITALIAN DEPUTIES GIVE PREMIER VOTE OF CONFIDENCE HOME, March 4. Tho Italian Chamber of Deputies today gavo Premier Salandra's Cabinet a vote of confidence of 278 to 40. Tho voto was given ln connection with an attempt to open drbato on tho war policy. FRANCIS TO BE NAMED AMBASSADOR ON MONDAY WASHINGTON, March 4. The nomination of David n. Francis, former Governor of Missouri, to bo United States Ambassador to Russia, will bo sent to tho Senate by President Wilson Monday. FISHER NOT TO SUCCEED BALFOUR LONDON, March 4. Reports that Arthur J. Balfour, First Lord of tho Admiralty, would retlro and bo succeeded by Lord Fisher, formorly First Sea Lord, wero officially denied today. It was stated that the Government had no Intention of departing from tho custom of having a civilian nt tho head of tho Admiralty. The general Impression, however, it that a place in tho Ministry will bo found or mado for Lord Fisher. BRAZILIAN CRUISER COLLIDES WITH BRITISH CRUISER NEW TOniC, March 4. The Brazilian freighter Sorglpa was believed to bo ln distress CO miles south of Sandy Hook early today. "S. O. S." calls worn received at New York wireless stations. Tho Serglpa was reported to havo collided with a British auxiliary cruiser off tho coast. After an Interval tho cruiser, believed to bo tho Caronla, wirelessed that "all was woll." Coast guard authorities wore perplexed rather than reassured by, this and continued efforts to learn tho situation on tho Serglpa. CITY TO HAVE NEW CATHOLIC BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL A new Catholic high school for boys will bo built In TVost Philadelphia, to re lieve tho congestion In tho high school at Broad and Race stroots. Title has been taken by Bishop McCort to a site at tho northwest corner of 49th and Chestnut streets, with a frontage of 225 feet on Chestnut street and a depth of 214 feet, lt Ib reported that the price was J47.000. NAVY GETS DATA ON YACHTS; MAY BE DEFENSE PLAN Information regarding tlio number nnd size of yachts, big powerboats and other privately owned craft in tho vicinity of tho port of Philadelphia ls beine gathered by the authorities at the navy yard. It ls believed that this is a step in tho preparedness campaign fostered by Secretary Daniels' na-al advisory board. The Navy League also urged classification of privato craft so that thoy might bo drafted for servlco in time of war. Tho navy yard officials rofuso to disclose) fneir purpose ln making up the list. , RAIDING AEROPLANE FALLS INTO HANDS OF FRENCH LONDON, March 4. A Gorman seaplane returning from England waa picked up yesterday by tho French, three miles north of Middolkerko Bank, off tho Bolgian coast, it is announced in an official statement. Ono of tho observers ot tho machlno wns drowned and one was taken prisoner, Tho seaplane dropped Wednesday, the official statement adds. BRITISH FINE MRS. PAGET FOR HOUSING ALIEN LONDON, March 4. Mrs. Almerlc Paget, formerly Miss Paulino Whitney, has been fined ?1C for having her Bolgian governess ns an unregistered alion at her houso at Eastbourne, Compton Place, which sho has rented from tho Duko of Devonshire. Mrs. Pagot stated that her secretary was responsible for the omission. They know the governess to bo a friendly alion and had hired her from a rclatlvo of her husband, with whom sho had been many years. Tho Mag istrate, however, said ho could make no exceptions under tho defense of tho realm act, and was compelled to impose the fine. WHITE STAR LINERS TO BE ARMED AT GIBRALTAR NEW YORK, March 4. Tho White Star Line, which hitherto has refrained from arming Its steamships excepting tho Adriatic, disarmed after her first trip announces that those vessels of Its servlco which ply between this and Medi terranean ports will be armed at Gibraltar on their outward voyages and dis armed at that stronghold before starting on their return trips across the Atlantic. This means thoy will go armed while In the Mediterranean and unarmed while on the Atlantic. The announcement was mado to the passengers of the Canopio bo fore that vessel sailed for Genoa yesterday. TRINIDAD WELCOMES COLONEL ROOSEVELT POnT OF SPAIN, March 4. Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt arrived here yesterday and were welcomed by a representative of the Governor und several prominent local residents. Mr. nnd Mrs. Roosevelt say" they are de lighted with the trip through tho West Indies and havo been recolved everywhere with great courtesy. They will stay horo ten days. Desiring a rest from pUbllo functions, they will accept only a limited number of invitations. RUSSIANS REPULSE NEW DRIVE IN VOLHYNIA LONDON, March 4. New offensive operations by tho Austro-German troops in Volhynla, In tho Cznrtorysk region, aro reported by tlio Russian War Office. Tho attacks were unsuccessful, it is stated. The reference in the Russian state ment to this theatre of war read as fallows: "In the region north of Czartorysk the enemy attempted an offensive, but was dispersed by our artillery," VILLA'S CAPTURE BELIEVED NEAR WASHINGTON. March 4. General Villa is near Chihuahua and his capture is dally expected, according to telegraphic, advices which reached the Mexican embassy. The leport states that Villa is at a point midway between the towns cf Santa Anna and San GeronlmO. A statement issued by the Embassy contains tho information that "Bordas, the insurrectionist leader, recently captured, ls being held a prisoner at Ciudad Chihuahua, awaiting the return of General Obra gon, who Is enjoying his honeymoon in Sonora." VERDUN'S FATE MAY DECIDE RUMANIA'S COURSE LONDON, March 4. According to an agency dispatch from Zurich, the Ger man newspapers print dispatches from the correspondents at Bucharest declar ing it to bo unquestionable that Rumania Intends actively joining- the Allies. Rus. sla is furnishing horses to Rumania, the dispatches say, Only a great German victory at Yerduu, they add, will alter Rumania's determination. KITCHENER GETS FRENCH DECORATION LONDON, March -J. Fteld Marshal Earl Kitchener, British Secretary ot State for War, received today the Grand Cordon of tho Legion of Honor from th French Ambassador ut tho War Office, it was officially announced last evening. NEWS Politics on Page 7 m 41 fl i -r-4r" ib-8S'