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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA', THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1916-
'Promises Scrupulously Ob
served,' Bernstorff Says.
Thinks Sussex Mined
Washington Waits on Data Be
fore Framing New
"WASHINGTON. Mnreh 30.
Count von Bernstorff, tho Gorman Am
bassador, went to tho Stnto Department
nt noon today and held a. conference with
Counsellor Polk. Tho Ambassador said
that he had no official Information from
Ills Government dealing with tho sub
Mo made It plain that If tho submarine
question is to be discussed, tho discussion
mUst be Initiated by the Stato Department
He said that he had no information what
ever regarding tho various sinkings of
vessels now being Investigated by tho
"I am positively convinced," he milled,
"that tho Sussex was sunk by striking a
mine. My Government scrupulously Is
observing all of the promises mndc, and
Is not violating International law."
Tho Ambassador said "that ho had takon
up with Counsellor Polk "only somo unim
portant trade matters and that the sub
marine situation was not touched on In
Tho Ambassador Insisted that much
"misinformation" Is being sont from
abroad dealing with the "alleged subma
Tho United States Is preparing to act In
tho latest submarine crlslB with Germany
Just as soon as a complete report Is re
ceived from Ambassador Gerard at Ber
lin. Tho Ambassador Is making direct In
quiry Into whether the series of inarlno
disasters to neutral nnd belligerent ship
ping was authorized cither by secret or
ders or by n. new policy adopted by tho
Admiralty. Officials were hopeful that his
complete report would reach here not later
than early tomorrow, so that It can bo
considered nt tho regular Cabinet meeting.
Should Germany disavow responsibility,
it Is understood that the State Department
has compiled a mass of Important evi
dence which. In the Instances of tho liners
Sussex and Englishman, conclusively
seems to Bhow that tho vessels were tor
pedoed. Ambassador 'Pago at London today ca
bled the State Department that he had
been "notified by an ofllclnt source" that a
hostile submarine twice tried to torpedo
the British destroyer which wont to rescue
the passengers from the Channel liner
Sussex. Both torpedoes missed, the Am
bassador says ho was told. This would
indicate that German submarines were
operating In tho vicinity.
LONDON", March 30.
That German submarines have entered
on a now campaign of terrorism, dcsplto
all assurances to the contrary from Ber
lin, was the view unanimously taken by
British officials today. ,
In the first two weeks of tho new
"U-boat war on armed merchantmen, In
augurated March 1, the submariners pro
ceeded cautiously, apparently under strict
orders from Berlin. During the last fort
night sinkings have averaged from threo
to four Bhlps a day. Admiralty officials
said today theyhave positive proof that
"U-boat commanders hava exercised no
discrimination, but have torpedoed with
out warnlpg numerous unarmed ships, at
taching1 often In tho darkness. "'
Sjvorn stotementa concerning reported
attacks on four vessels, aboard which
were Americans, nro now en route to
Washington. The British steamship
Eagle .Point, reported torpedoed without
warning, entered tho German-American
controversy through the fact that Joseph
Oleason, of Boston, was a member of her
crew. The .other ships were- the English
man, Sussex and Manchester Engineer.
GERMANS SUFFER BIG
LOSSES AT AVOCOURT
Continued from Pare One
The German losses were placed at 16.000
men. Tho fighting around Avocourt For
est and the village of Malancourt Is de
scribed In dispatches from the front as
From three to seven waves of German
Infantry surged toward the- French
trenches. At least 30,000 men were In the
attacking force. These wre mostly drawn
from the Bavarian Corps and the 15th Re
servo Army Corps.
The Germans did not get a chance to
engage the French In hand-to-hand fight
ing, as the ranks were swept away by the
terrific Are from the French machine guns
and three-Inch batteries of artillery be
fore they reached the trenches.
Before the Infantry assaults were begun
the French' positions were violently
shelled by the Germans over a five-mile
front, but the foot soldiers attacked along
a front only 1000 yards wide. The ob
ject of the attack was to capture the
villages of Malancourt and Haucourt, in
order to straighten out the German line
on the left aide of the Meuse. Debouch
ins from Malancourt woods, the Teutons
advanced with fixed bayonets, singing
The Watch on the Rhine."
As the troops moved into the open all
the French batteries opened, and tho
ground was swept With a hall of lead from
the rapid-fire guns. Six assaults were de
livered, the last two being made after dark
ness had fallen. At one time the Germans
got within 60 yards of the French posi
tions, but this was the closest they ever
Bo severe were the German losses In
this four-hour.battle that wbn the French
suddenly attacked their lines two miles
farther south, the Teutons were caught
napping and were driven from their posl
tlons. One thousand fresh troops tried to
win back the. lost ground, but failed.
Japanese War Minister Quits
TOKIO. March 30. Lieutenant General
'Oka, Minister of War, resigned" today. lie
U succeeded by Lieutenant General
' Ofhlma, formerly Vice Minister.
TOO LATE rOB CLASSIFICATION
HELP WAKTEP roUU
COOK to Ut with Uur.arr and downstairs
wbtk. -appiy ' a. uroaq .
yACTOHT qtHUi. . I.rur. nd ip.rl.nwd
paunqn. aii rooming!, anif w. &iu Area.
QIRU for retxral houwwork, family of 4j
'iLurt; no vrathlnj; nUnacm rcaulrad.
Mr. M. T full. phon gs M. Cynwyd. Pa.
IKIi. vuu. wanttd for eokL
alalr work, (our la funUr,
qttird. miti N Pak mv.
kuur and down-
OIHI-a. 18 rears old. to work on laca, good
tmr Quakr Laca Co ?2J and LchUh.
SufJSKHY covernaai for ts children. Ctrl 8. boy
"8; PreUalantPrat4rre4.rtf crone noccaaarr.
L 2S, Ladrr Branch, 8333 Carmantuwn avt.
CVtHATOBfi front nukara. axparUnccd on
Wilate. pWris joe waek work tan earn from
ayi to i per weeK. auaay worn, APPU
ft Oser, Ycltla 4 Anuterdanj, U. E. cor.
tier weak, auady work, Apply
StJh and Area.
BT fcilllas ana telephone exehance. state
''pjQfi'Kfi BT AIMtIL 3 Truatworihy woman
as cbamtrmld and rnU, beat reference
rtaVlrtJ. Franca or EnzlUB preferred If
387 Ledger Ofaca.
.MTXP WANTEP alALg
T5TANTK t Totutr toss to .learn to drive auto
maun, n a? ct ikuUie Jof etc
ttypjlw will farnMt peelUona whta men bo
in ii Aiaseaaof KsWiaja. CJU N llrta.!
GITO ZEST TO LICENSE
COURT AT N0RRIST0WN
Youth's ObvioUs Shortcomings
in Arithmetic Prove Stum
bling Block to Law and
Order Society's Counsel
CAN'T TELL HIS OWN AGE
Bv a Rial Corretpondent
NOnntSTOWN, Pa., March 30. A
youth who had gone to school only three
years got an Idea of what the higher edu
cation Is when ho was put through
a cotirso of arithmetical stunts on the
witness stand by lawyers nnd Judges In
tho License Court here today,
John Dezura, of l'ottstown, was called
to testify In the romu.istrnnco against
Harry Prince, proprietor of the Imperial
Cafe, l'ottstown, Georgo Wangcr, counsel
for the Montgomery County Law and
Order Society, tried to show that, al
though under 21 years of nge, lio had ob
tained liquor In Prlnco's saloon. De
zura's mathematical shortcomings proved
a stumbling block,
Mr. Wanger then Introduced a work
ing certificate) purporting to show that In
1910 John Dezura was 14 years 8 months
old, nnd, therefore, only 20 yenrs of nge
now, and not legally entitled to bo served
In a saloon.
Judge Swartz nsked tho witness to sign
his nnmo for purposes of comparison. Both
tho handwriting nnd tho spelling, tho
Judge announced, differed from tho sig
nature on tho certificate.
Paul Green, another youth snld to havo
been served by Prince, did not ntiswor
when called as a witness nnd a bench
warrant was Issuod for him. "Wnngar'a
troubles were added to becauso several
other boys who had been prospective wit
nesses failed him.
Carl Wllkerson, 2! years old. admitted
ho got drunk nbout onco a month, and
could satisfy his desire for alcohollo ex
citement In Prince's plnce, although other
saloonkeepers refused to sell him.
Prince on tho stand said ho had arranged
to Bell his saloon becauso his family was
too largo nnd becauso ho was always
being annoyed by tho detective who made
tho Investigations for tho Law nnd Order
Society. Ho was to receive $8000 for tho
saloon. If tho court allowed tho transfer
to J. Harvey Peterson.
John Dodor, of Chester County, who
will not bo of ago until May 21, said ho
had visited the Imperial Cafo every Sat
urday night slnco last Juno. An attempt
to question tho statement ho made con
cerning hlH nge was settled by Dodor,
with the statement that he ought to know,
becauso he had his birth certlflcato
framed and hanging on tho wnll at homo.
Additional charges that Prlnco sold to
persons of known Intemperate habits and
that his cafe had a bad reputation wero
mado In tho remonstrance.
Chief of Police Ileifsnydor, of Potts
town. Bald ho had nover received any
PITCHER 3IAYEII A PARENT
Phillies' Southpaw Marvel Becomes
Father of Baby Girl, but Doesn't
Yet Know It
James Ersklno Mnyer, southpaw pitch
ing marvel of the Phillies, gambolR on the
mound of tho pitcher's box In the training
camp of the Phillies at St. Petersburg,
Fla., today and lllngs up the horsehldo In
speedy spirals to tho rookies. Innocent of
the fact that he's the proud and happy
parent of a nine-pound blue-eyed baby
She arrived at midnight at tho Mayer
home. 1627 "West Lehigh avenue. "Pa"
Mayer has not yet been let In ,on the
secret. Word will bo sent him later, as
It Is feared that he would desert the train
ing camp nt once to come North and view
the new addition to his family.
Both tho mother, who was Miss Eleanor
Jocher, 2740 North Garnet street, and tho
child are doing very well, it was said at
tho Mayer home today.
The pitcher and his wlfo were married
Juno 30, 1915. The marriage was a quiet
one, only a few friends being present. In
the home of an aunt of the bride, Mrs,
William Dell. After the ceremony a wed
ding supper was held on the Continental
roof garden, which was attended by most
of the Phillies. Mrs. Mayer Is 20 years
old and Is the daughter of Louis C. Jocher,
a member of tho Philadelphia Orchestra.
Her husband is a graduate of the Georgia
Institute of Technology and has pitched
phenomenal ball for the Phillies for the
last threo years.
$60,000 Loss in Railway Fire
PLYMOUTH. X. II., March 30. Tho
Boston and Maine roundhouses, together
with six locomotives, were destroyed by
fire early today. The loss was 160,000.
Made in a variety of
mixed overcoatings $20 and $25
Jacob Reed's Sons
. W?4-1426 CHESTNUT STREET
This picture indicates that, "be-
caUBO of his love of beauty nnd
elegance, ho might easily become
the tool of designing wornon."
This is the way the portraits
DR. WAITE ANALYZED
BY WOMAN LECTURER
Continued from Tare One
servant nnd Inclines to sclenco nnd mi
tcrlal affairs rather thnn to philosophy
nnd other attractions. His mind, like his
bouy. Is capnblo of spasmodic flashes of
energy. Ho Is probably brilliant nt times,
but lacks In concentration, nppllcritlon rtnd
capacity for sustained effort. Ho Is ver
satile, has n wldo rnngo of Intellectual In
terests, but becauso of his lack of mental
focus does not go deeply nnd thoroughly
PLAN TO ABOLISH TOLL GATES
Citizens of Northern Section of Old
York Road to Confer on
Citizens of the northern section of Old
Tork road will meet tonight nt tho town
hall In Jcnklntown to work out n plan to
nbollsh toll navments. The cnll for tho
meeting has been Issued by Louis A.
Eagle, cx-Shcrlff of Montgomery County,
nnd cx-Sonator S. S. Haggcrty.
Under tho existing system of toll collec
tions, travol over the highway Is coBtly.
At each gato tho motorcar cost Is flvo
cents. Tho first gato Is at City Lino nnd
Old York road, tho second at Spring nvc
nuo, Elklns Park; tho third nt Washing
ton lane, Jenklntown: the fourth gato nt
Susquehanna road, Ablngton. North of
Willow Grovo tho first gate In near tho
Trenton Cut-off Itnllroad. with nn addi
tional gato just nbovo Hatboro. Some dls
tanco above the street road section tho
sevcn-mllo stretch recently rebuilt by tho
State Is reached one of tho best strotches
of motoring highway In tho cnttro length
of Old York road.
W. P. SIEGERT FOR CONGRESS
42d Ward Councilman May Be Varo
Candidate for Darrow's Scat
Common Councilman William r. Slo
gcrt. of tho 42(1 Ward, has been put for
ward as candidate for tho Republican
nomination for Congressman from the 6th
District by tho Citizens' Republican
League, adjunct to the TcnroHo machine,
which circulated his nomination rapers
Slcgcrt has been regarded as a Varo
follower. Ho will opposo Congressman
George P. Darrow. who has entered the
fight for renomlnatlon. Until today bo
nad been discussed as a probablo candidate
to dispute the ward leadership of Andrew
Frosch, a McNIchol follower. Ho was
elected to Common Council threo years
ago through- Varo support nnd was re
elected last year as Franklin nnd Repub
lican candidate. Ho was organization
committee chairman of Georgo D. Porter's
Former Congressman J. Wnshlngton
Logue. Democrat, Is expected to enter tho
fight for re-election In the 6th Congress
ional District, which comprises West
Philadelphia, Gcrmantown, Logan and
Church Teachers Get Diplomas
Oraduation exercises will be held to
night in the Calvary Mission Chnpel, In
East Gcrmantown, at which dlplomiia will
be awarded to five women, all of whom
have completed tho course of the Teacher
Training Department of that church. The
principal addresses will bo made by Col
onel Sheldon Potter, the Rev. Dr. Alexan
der Henry, nnd Charles Adamson. of this
city, and the Rev. Dr. William Lower,
pastor of the Calvary Church of Wyncote.
Calvary Mission had its origin as an ad
junct of the suburban church. The dip
loma winners are Mrs Albert Krewson,
Mrs. Robert J. Groves, Miss Esther Dedler,
Mrs. Edgar De Voe and Miss Margaret M,
Decidedly the smartest Spring
Overcoat of the aeason, it is a three
button single - breasted coat made
with a narrow peaked lapel, and
with its front edfe receding a total
width of two and one half inches
from top button to the lowest edfe
of the coat, giving a "suppressed
waist' effect. Coat has an attached
belt in hack and two box plaits
extending five inches above belt.
Skirt is cut with a slight flare and
inverted plait in centre, which
reaches to belt line. The general
effect is very smart.
WAITE'S FACE ANALYSED
Thi3 picture siiows ne "likes to
shine aa n good sport, is a lavish
spender and likes to be a popular
hero among the ladies."
of the self-confessed poisoner of Mr.
by a woman analyst.
Into nny ono of them. He loves Indeed,
demands variety, so ho Is Inclined to bo
Inconstant and fickle In his Intellectual
pursuits, easily losing Interest In any sub
ject once ho understands It In a super
ficial way and turning rapidly from ono
activity to nnother"
"Emotionally, Dr. Wnlto Is scnsltlvo,
keenly rosponslve, easily nrouscd and with
out self-control. Ho 13, therefore, almost
wholly governed by his feelings, dominated
by whatever tide of emotion happens to be
at flood. Ho has strong appetites and
desires. He loves conquest, worships
beauty, demands elegance and luxury, Is
eager for money nnd craves npproval nnd
"It Is natural for him to wnnt to shln.t
ns a good sport, a lavish spender, a reck
loss speculator nnd a popular hero among
women. Ho has great pride, considerable
vanity nnd Is doubtless always Intent upon
making a fine showing beforo his friends
and tho public. Ho In thereforo nffablo,
courteous, plnusiblo nnd easily deceives tho
"Prominent among this young man's
traits, also, is a great optimism a blind
"Tho traits shown in this are op-
tlrnism a fcellnrr that whatovcr
he undertakes will como out well
and Mrs. John E. Peck arc described
feeling that whatever he undertakes wilt.
Bomehow or other, come out well for him.
Since he also lacks a sense of responsi
bility nnd Is deficient In prudence, he Is
not dependable, but reckless. Impulsive
and Bhort-slghted. He takes long chances
without reflection. Ho nets hastily,
thinks, if at nil, afterward. Ha Is defi
cient In moral sense, In any feeling of re
sponsibility to others or to society.
"Ho Is largely Incapable of giving
wolght to ethical considerations. His nr-
dent desires, therefore, drlvo him on with
out control. BecnUBo of his lovo of beauty
and clegnnco, nnd his desire for npproval,
ho might easily becomo tho tool of .design
ing women If they were beautiful and
elegantly dressed, ,111s dramatic Bense Is
very great, so that to assumo nnd play a
part is almost second nature to him.
'Ho may or may not bo Insane. Such
nn unbalance of Intellect nnd emotlona ns
he possesses sometimes tends to Insanity.
But his type Is so cleverly marked, even
In his photographs, that no ono with
knowledgo of tho principles of character
analysis could be deceived by him for n
The Time Was
when men's interests and those of
women were wide apart Now they
are drawing closer together all the
time.; The woman is more inter
ested in men's affairs, and the com
ing of the efficiency note in the new
housekeeping is quickening the in
terest of men in home affairs.
The home magazine must reflect
this new order, and it does. It must
be alert, virile, up and doing for the
man in the home as well as for the
Have you seen a home magazine
recently? Try a copy of the one that
they say more men read than any
s - " , i-- '
It's only i$ cents
EIGHT NATIONS TO PUSH
WAR AGAINST TEUTONS
Declaration of Allies in Paris
Proclaims One Common
Plan of Offensive
LONDON". March 80, The Telegraph
expresses tho opinion that the declaration
which was drawn up by the Allies In
Paris on Tuesday will go down In history
as one of the most memorable documents
ever drawn up.
This Is the first lime that eight no
tions. Including four European Powers and
one great Asiatic country, have proclaimed
that they have a common front against
the enemy nhd ono common plan of of
fensive along that front.
Another unprecedented resolution In the
document Is that solemnly nfflrmlng that
the Allied Governments wilt carry Into
effect In the economic field their solldnrlty
of views and Interests.
Nover before have so many Powers pro
claimed their absolute economic unity
ngalnst ft common enemy. It Is pointed
out that Japan, which had not previously
adhered to the economlo union, Is now
Bftlomnlv nledccd to co-operate with the
other countries In the grand alliance.
Tho Commlttco on Blockade, wnicn was
appointed by tho conferees, will alt In
Paris until tho end of tho war directing
the blockade through which tho Allies
plan to starve out Germany, Austria, Bul
garia nnd Turkoy.
Hold Man Who Tore American Flap;
Thadlus Drablk was hold In $600 ball
for n further hearing today by his former
landlord, Paul Pyklowrc. of 2983 Itlch-1
mond street, accused of assault and bat
tery and desecrating the American Dng,
Drablk now lives at 2982 Richmond street
When he left Pkiklewrcz's placo there
was an argument, and during tho cxclto
nent tho American flag owned by the
landlord was torn. Tho landlord nllcgcM
that Drablk tore it purposely; tho latter
nays tho owner tore It himself in tho
BABY ADDS COMIC SIDE'
TO R. R. RATE IIEARINul
Lutui;uves uec wrong "Evjj
uuiice Against Com
Arrival of a baby n the t,.i. A
Harry E. Bellls, Butler street nrmt.,
this city, today figured 1 promfnCn,vei,h l
the qualification of Belli, .. 'BV' h "
expert for the South Jcrsev pnm ..m,fB
Association before the New Jr' i
den Court lio ,,. 'un lh Cam.
-i.?1"8, ...fa,iSd. ?. a"?a.'- at a hear.,;
m. on ujr mo commiss on In TV.;; a
last Monday, nleadlnir n hi. '"!.
he expected nn addition to the SmS,1
The suspicions of attorneys for tme " 'I
said, and they Tent two dfflS tLV'
vestlgate Bellls' story. The d.t .mi'0 -ii
reported that no addition to iffi aSfi J
ym oxiiecieu. iney also retiring Vi '. Jt
Mrs. Bellls had stated that her k.V.1?! .9
was out or town and she did net VZ KS
when he would return home. know- -3
un mo sirengtn or the report of the rt
tectlves, attorneys for the rennmil..,:'
Railroad. It Is charged, wrote a l7tf
naipn w. u. uonges, chairman of u
commission, In which they declm ? ?
Bellls' story of his wife's illness i"
true. This action was taken. aeZ, "'.
to William Cary Marshall, counsel8
South Jersey Commuters' Assoc it & 4l
Impugn Bellls' veracity, aocla"n, to
Bollls wore a broad smile when U l.
tho stand. He declared that he had
waslrUth Whe" h8 8tat6'1 that "U W
"The baby was born" yesterday," h ,(,i")
'I was homo nil day. with the I excotl'
of about an hour, when I went to a t.i. 'J
phone pay station and 'phoned to Mr v. I
shall. No d6tectives came to mi hti
to the wrong woman." "a J1
The explanation of Mr. Bellls. who Is Ji
ono of tho most noted mmn - ..:. ."-' M
... .. ..... . ucilllf. 'inn, ,.,L. ..'1
the United States, was accepted by th U
commission and caused laughter amoir il
tho audience. CT
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