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HILLS WEST OF
Marshal Von indenburg
Now Directs Operations of
Teutons Against Slavs
HO REMEDY A CHAOS
PKTRCK.RAD, Aug. . Driving In
toward Kovcl, Rugs.an detachments crossed
to the left bank of the Stohhod River In the
Region of Lubtcho, capturing a series of
heights, where they fortified themselves. It
was officially announced today.
The enemy was forced back behind the
Itlver Btavck, a tributary of the Stokhod.
On the west bank of the fitokhod the
Russians advanced, fighting nil tho way
A bloody engagement occurred In the vll
lage of Rudka Mlrlnskla, where bayonet
fighting was resorted to In the streets. The
village changed soveral times, but was
finally retained by the Slavs, who retlsted
repeated attempts to dislodge them.
In the region of Korytnlk, Russian fire
repelled enemy columns. Elsewhere there
was mutual artillery fighting on the eastern
LO.VDON Aug. 4. Terrific righting con
tinued yesterday nlong almoit the whole
of the 400 miles of the eastern front where
the fate of Lemberg and Kovel Is being
decided. The Hermans. In desperate counter-attacks
and force hand-to-hand battles
for the trenches, struggled to save the
cities, or at least the remnants of the
armies which have been defending them.
The Russians, apparently, are now aim
ing not only for tho cities, but for the
capture of the greater part of the 300,000
men under Bothmer and Llnslngen who
have been outflanked and almost cut off
from support. So tar there Is no evidence
of any German success, but the Insensate
fury of their attacks show the Importance
attached to Stopping the Russian drive.
The desperation of the Teutonic situa
tion Is shown by the announcement In Ber
lin and Vienna that General von Hinden
berg, hero of the Masurian Lakes and the
most celebrated of alt the German warriors,
has been put In command of the entire
thousand-mile ling battle line. The sec
tion In the north over which he has had
command Is tho only one not now reeling
back from the Russian blows, nnd the two
Kaisers hope that his name and experience
will stiffen the beaten armies.
Undoubtedly this Is primarily an effort
to restore some kind of order out of the
Austrian chaos But, military men here
point out, he cannot restore the 800.000
Austrlans and Germans kilted, wounded or
captured In the last two months, nor the
hundreds of guns which the Teutons have
The official statement from Russian head
On the Stokhod desperate fighting
is proceeding near the villages of
Dubeschovo and ftulevitchlc. During
the fighting on the River Sereth, near
Gorodisch. about 14 miles above
Tarnopol. the gallant regimental com
mander. Colonel GoronofT, was wounded.
In the Vorobleka region, east of
Jezlerna, nine enemy neroplanes flew
over -our encampments. During the
fighting south of the Dniester In the
direction of Stanlslay the regimental
chaplain, Castorskl, was wounded.
An earlier statement said
On the night of August 2 In the
region of Smorgon the enemy launch
ed gas attacks on both side of the
railway. The attack opened at 1
o'clock In the morning and the gas was
released six times with lntera!s be
tween the waves. The gas attacks fin
ished at 6 o'clock in the morning.
The use of gas was discovered In
good time, with the result that the Ger
mans who were following the gas at
tacks, on attempting to advance, were
met with rifle and machlno gun Are
and suffered severe losses
The enemy did not even succeed In
getting outside of his own wire entan
glements and he rapidly returned to his
A Vienna dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph Company says:
"Announcement that the German field
marshal, von Hlndenburg. has been appoint
ed commander of the eastern front brought
no Joy In Austria-Hungary. Three Budapest
papers were suppressed yesterday owing
to adverse criticism of the appointment
"It Is stated here that the new commander-in-chief
has already ordered the recall
of a number of Austrian generals who will
be replaced by Oermans. It la added that
Austria. In acceding to the appointment
made the stipulation that von Hlndenburg
should appoint a number of Austrian offi
cers to his staff, but It Is learned that only
one such appointment will be made "
A recent Amsterdam dispatch said that
the decision to appoint Field Marshal von
Hlndenburg to the chief command on the
eastern front was reached during Kmperor
William's visit to that theatre of war.
COAT FIT HIM; ARRESTED
Man Held for Robbing House Where
He Shed Garment
Lieutenant of Detectives Wood again
proved himself a live wire this morning and
Incidentally sent a cold chill down the spinal
column of John Tlghe, of 31S6 North Wen-
ols street when he picked up a coat in his
ofiloa and asked Tlghe to try it on.
Ttie ooat fitted Tlghe all right and Tlghe
admlUd that the coat belonged to him. It
was found In the grocery store of John
Ruth, at fit Callowhlll street yesterday
morning after Ruth was awakened and saw
two man climbing through the transom of
bis front door. The fellows got away The
coat was taken to the Detective Bureau.
Tlghe and John Hennessy, of 3409 North
Marshall street were arrested early this
morning while In the act of breaking Into
freight cars of the Philadelphia and Read
tar Railway Company In Tioga, and after
bJng held In l90 ball for court by Magis
trate "Wrigler were Uken to the Detective
Bureau for observation. Tlghe was coat
It. Lieutenant Wood thought of the coat
found at the Callowhlll street house.
Tlghe says that while the coat belongs
to him It waa stolen from him some time
ago while he waa drunk and asleep. Magis
trate Beaton held both Tigha and Hennessy
PAID FOE WOMAN'S RELEASE
Police Accuse Cramer of Taking 20
to Save Girl
A cam, similar to several under Investi
gation by the present Grand Jury, is that
of Francis Cramer, 21 years old, of 7J1
North Eleventh street, who was held In S00
tail for court by Magistrate Beaton this
xoornlnjr charged with having obtained f!0
from, the woman who keeps the house for
the purpose of getting Dorothy Leslie re
leased after she was arrested last lion.
day dzht for disorderly conduct,
Dorothy said she was picked vp on the
wtraet and that Cramer, whom she knows
juits well, told her he could get ber cut
tr 29, She says she told Cramer to get
ts saoney from her landlady. Cramer Is
Hd to have dona so, saying it would take
10 to Jet a copy of the charge and an
additional $10 to fcAve it signed by a magis
trate. The girl got out, but It was through her
Mrs father's efforts. Cramer. It la said,
jkMket4 the money The police are gog
l osuaue tceir inrtsugnion to me pops
i tfcr ess (usew eiaer mounts, or
i Casf0ii waa Mva U-an in th habit
BY BOTH SIDES IN
Commissioner Chambers, of U. S.
Board, Sends Assistant to
New York in Reply to
BROTHERHOODS WIN POINT
WASHINGTON'. Aug. 4. Following re
ceipt of a telegraphic request from both
sides for the sorvtcei of the United States
Board of Mediation and Conciliation In the
matter of the dispute between the snitch
men's union and (he railroad. Commissioner
Chambers today dispatched Assistant Com
missioner Hangar to New York
Indications that the t'nlteil Slate liw
eminent Is rapidly formulating the course
of action It will pursue If the tnrealetinl
railroad strike materializes were seen tnda
In a series of conferences between President
Wilson nnd Judge Chambers of the Vmteil
States Board of Mediation and Conciliation
The question also was dlrcusKed nt length
at the Cabinet meeting
Chambers held his first conference at the
White House with the President at 9
o'clock. Upon entering the conference he
expected the strike lo be averted. After
talking with tho President for a hAlf hour
he prepared a statement authorized by th
President. Before he could Issue It. how
ever, the President called him on the phone
requesting another conference
At the conclusion of the second one It
was believed a statement outlining the Ad
ministration's position would be made.
Railway brotherhood on nn Important
point before Congress tndaj when the Sen
nte Interstate Commerce f'ommlttee tabled
a resolution looking townrd mediation of
the controversy by the Interstate Commerce
The railroads and the National Chamber
of Commerce had requested an Investiga
tion of the whole wage subject The
brotherhoods opposed this on the ground
that the strike was purely n matter between
themselves and the road official".
Not only did the committee take the
workers' side of this question, but It re
fused ft request by the Chamber of Com
merce for hearings on the subject
A vote was not taken but nn Informnl
canvass of the committee showed the
members apparently unanimous that Con
gress has not power to enforce arbitration
unless both roads nnd men desire it. It
was further agreeed that the committee
at present has no Inclination to mix In the
The resolution tabled was one Introduced
June !J by Senator Newlnnds at the re
quet of the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States directing the Interstate Com
merce Commission to Investigate and ns
soon as practicable to report to Congress
regarding the wages and hours of serlce
of each class of railroad employe.
At today's meeting n letter from the
Chamber of Commerce of the United States
requesting a hearing upon this resolution
and a letter from the railroad brotherhoods
opposing It were considered
Senator New lands said the committee
deemed It Inadvisable to add to the present
duties of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. PORTER TAKES STAND
IN CITY VICE PROBE
Continued from Pase One
encountered that the detectives will be able
to gle names when they report to the
Grand Jury. They will nlsn report that. In
"Irtually eery place visited, liquor was
sold freely and without question to minors
of both sexes. In only one place, they as
sert, did they find m nors refused.
The tour laBt night was the first move
f the Jury in extending Its probe Into
gambling and vice conditions Into tne i.'quor
end of the business.
The activity of the Grand Jury in Inves
tigating liquor conditions. It was learned
today, was prompted partly by the fact
that relatives of several of the Jurymen
have been ruined by drink. In addition to
the evidence gathered by the two detec
tives it was also learned that members of
the Jury themselves hae been making pri
vate tours of cafes and cabarets to get first
Today's session of the Grand Jury Is ex
pected to reveal a startling case of political
participation In the gambling graft. Kx
Dlrector of Public Safety Porter will be
summoned to tell of n sensational charge
made to him that a certain high city of
ficial Induced a political henchman to resign
a respectable position and accept the
rake-oft" from gambling Joints as his re
muneration for political services.
Ward politicians, gamblers, dive keeper
and Inmates and scores of other men and
women, who are In posseBion of valuable
Information concerning the responsibility
for the police and vice mess, have euddenly
left the city, and although subpoenaea have
been issued for their appearance before the
Grand Jury, attaches of the District Attor
ney's office have been unable to find them
at their usual haunts. This startling an
nouncement was made last night by DIs
trlct Attorney Rotan. after unsuccessful ef
forts had been made to locate a number of
witnesses the Grand Jury is anxious to
Mr. Rotan further declared that although
much valuable Information was being col
lected dally by the Investigators, a number
of witnesses were suffering from serious
lapses of memory when they are called upon
to tell what they know of the vice situation
In tho city
'There has been a general exodus from
the city." District Attorney Rotan declared,
"and a number of witnesses the Grand Jury
would like to examine cannot be found.
The Jury wants to hear the testimony of
u number of gamblers and men and women
living In the Tenderloin, but for some reason
these people have left the city and are ap
parently enjoying ocean breezes along the
Jersey coast Judging from reports coming
to me, Ocean City and Homers Point are
very popular Just now and many of the
men and women we want are enjoying
themselves at these resorts."
FOUND WITH HER THROAT CUT
Wife of Scranton Lawyer in a Criti
SCRANTON. Pa., Aug 4. Mrs. Frank
A. Flynn. formerly of Philadelphia, and
wife of a Scranton lawyer. Is at State Hos
pital with her throat slashed. She was
found on the floor of the kitchen of her
home tls morning.
Members of the family refuse to discuss
the case. Mrs. Flynn Is about IS years
old, and Is said to be a sufferer from
anemia. Her condition U critical.
Licensed to Marry In Elkton
ELKTON, Md., Aug. 4. Marrisge li
censes were Issued In Elkton this morning
to Edward C Potterton and Ella K. Leis
ter, Thomas Lawler and Lillian Hill, Albert
Grub and Ida M. Vandyke and Joseph T.
McCloskey and Emma Duckenfleld. all of
Philadelphia. Harry N. Seals, Haddonfleld,
N. J, and Ethel C Lenny. Philadelphia;
Milton D. Weand and Helen M. Smith.
Potutown; Roy If. Sbettie and Catherine
L Price, Baltimore; Howard C. Knight,
Chester, and Anna E. Krauss, Port Deposit,
Md. ; Ernest H. West and Thslma C. Stoner.
Baltimore. Md.; Allen R. Robinson and
Edith K. Robinson, Germantown. Pa
"Rookie" Enrolments by Next Sunday
Enrolments for the next military train
ing camp at Plattsbunr. which, opens Au
gust 10. should be sent to Governor's Is
land not Ister than Sunday, It was an
nouoced at the Philadelphia office of the
MJUtsry Traifinr Camp. Association, 113
Sfuth .Fourth street
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Corporal J. Whitnll Kitif;, of Camden, who died of meningitis while stationed with Battery B, N. G. N. J.,
at DourIbs, Ari.. last week, was buried with military honors today. Mayor Ellis, members of the Citizens'
Soldiers' Relief Committee and a plntoon from the First Brigade acted as an escort. The military escort con
sisted of two men from each of five Camden companies, with a musician and Corporal J. E. Simons, in command.
Funeral services wcro held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fifth nnd Market streets, Camden. The' Rev. R. E.
Brcstcll officiated. The casket was wrapped In a huge American flag, covered with a bouquet of roses. In
terment was in Harlciph Cemetery, where Musician George Conner sounded taps and a salute was fired by
the military escort. The pallbearers were Dr. John S. Owens, Joseph H. Carr, Malcolm B. Webster, William
A. Stewart, Harry Pelouze, Charles Graves, E. Harrison King, Jr., and Edward A. Duerr.
DARK RECORD OF CHILD PARALYSIS
IN PHILADELPHIA SINCE JANUARY 1
North and Downtown Sec
tions Suffer Most From
No Deaths and Only Three
Cases in Germantown, Re
Infantile paralysis has a stronger hold in
South and North Philadelphia than In any
other parta of the city, according to figures
Issued today by the Board of Health The
ult shows a total of 61 cases and 10 deaths
since Jnnuary I. All except two cases ap
peared since June 24.
South Philadelphia has had 17 cases nnd
three deaths up to noon today, while North
Philadelphia comes next with 13 cases nnd
a death toil of three Northeast Philadel
phia, ndjoin'ng the North Philadelphia sec
tion. ha nine cares and one death, while
the rest of the cass are rather equally
distributed throughout the rest of the city.
All except 11 of the cases were tnken to
the Philadelphia. Hospital for Contagious
Diseases. F.ve of the deaths have been
cases In which children were left nt home
The following list shows how the cases
are distributed In the various sections of
the city and shows where the children are
NOKTH PHILA. 13 CASKS, 3 DEATHS
OUd nrown. 1" monthi. WIT EJsi-loy
trpet lit home, died June 14
lUstm Melloon 0 monthi, 1J0 VSrat VVIiturt
street, at hopltal ,..... . .
Emma M. Urown. 6 )fr. SOU North Jmup
CltrtruJe IJlnim. 0 monthi 4037 North Slith
street ftt hoapltsl
John Reciter 13 monthe. 814? North Mrhll
trNt, l hospital
h, (Kb.1 At hnanltal Julv A
.VUrlt Miller. 1U monthi. Slus VYendle itreet.
.ltnd nt hcirllhl Julk 31
Vlnlnla Kllr- a yette. 3.-0J North Mirihall
atreet. at hoiHUl ......
Joieph Ponia. IS monthi. 3331 North Second
atreet, at hoapltal
Lillian Myeri. U yeare old. SOS Weft Venanso
atreet. at hoapltal
Joieph Whltte. 3 reari 3 months. 3007 Falr
hlll atreet. at hoipltal.
John Povrtachlll. 3 jears. 3S13 North Sixth
atreet. al home.
Charles Weaker. 54 jeare. 3517 North Fifth
atreet. at home.
SOUTH PHH-A 17 CAHBS. 3 DEATHS
Maria Ualdlno 11 month l.v.'ij South Camic
atreet. at hoipltal
Joaeph Karral. 0 monthi. 2044 Stamper
atreet. at hoipltal
Theodore Ansela. ;S monthi. -11 South Kiev
enth itreet. at hoipltal
Moie Vernochlo. Id monthi. 700 Clymer atreet.
died at hoipltal July VI
Harry Urtll. 14 montha. 403 OaiMll itreet.
Willie Ituder.iteln. 0 montha. Sll Federal
atreet. at noapnai
J a cod 31
liadore Nterinbers. 20 monthi. S04 South
rourth atreet, died at hoipltal July 30.
Jacob Fink. '.'2 monthi. 40V Slsel itreet. died
at home July 2a
Coilmo Ul Haal. 2S montha. 733 Manton
a'.reet at hoipltal
Rocro Stlppa. 7 monthi. 1637 South Twelfth
atreet at hoipltal.
Orlando Kahlepil. 1232 Latona atreet. at
Jimti Roeere. 3 seara nil League atreet.
Sunn iiowne. 14 sears 1036 South Broad
treat, at hoipltal
John Naauttlm, 13 monthi, ESS Fernon street,
Tony Avlcola. 6 montha. 737 South Ninth
atreet. at hoapltal
Francee Uukofaky, 0 monthi, 122 Carpenter
atreet; at noma.
Northern 'J eaiei. 1 death
Florence Ateiander. 3 jean. 1030 Eat Erie
avenue, at hoipltal
Richard Tyler. 71. lean 2313 North Falrhlll
atreet. at hcipllal
Alice Tyler. !J monthi. aame addreia, at hoa
pltal Huaetl Kempt 23 monthi, 20S3 Eaat Adams
atreet. at hoipltal
Albert Thorpe. 3 years 3119 C atreet, at hoa
pltal Joaephtne Oodfrer 4 yean, 2034 Eait Cum
berland atreet. at home
ilat ADrami 4 yean. SS3S North Delhi
atreet. at hoipltal
Andrew Farkir 2 yeara 10 monthi, 2810
North Lee itreet at hoipltal
AUSTRIANS IN NAVAL
BATTLE WITH ITALIANS
Teuton Torpedoboats Shell Mol-
fetta, on Apulia Coast One
Hit by Submarine
VIENNA, Aug. 4. Following a bombard
ment of the Italian port city of Molfetta,
a naval engagement developed in the
Adrlatlo between Austrian and Italian war
ships It wss stated in the following official
report of the Ministry of Marine today:
An Austrian squadron of torpedo
boats bombarded Molfetta. Later they
engaged an enemy cruiser and six tor
pedoboats, some of which were bit.
The Austrian torpedoboat Magnet
was attacked on Wednesday by a hos
tile submarine and damaged by the
explosion of a torpedo. Two men were
killed, four wounded and seven others
ROUE, Aug. The Ministry of Marine
announced today that two Italian subma
rines, which, days ago went on a mission
to the Austrian coasts, are considered lost,
sine they never returned nor responded to
the repeated calls flashed for them. The
Austrian Admiralty announced yesterday
that Austrian warships ha.d captured the
Jtallau submarine OUcjuSPuiilno.
LEDGER-PHtLABELPHlA, PKIDAY, AUGUST
Infant Paralysis Cases
and Deaths by Locations
South Philadelphia 17
North Philadelphia 13
N'ortheast Philadelphia.. 9
Northwest Philadelphia.. 5
West Philadelphia 7
Central Philadelphia.... 5
Chestnut Hill 1
Total for Philadelphia. . 61
Catharine Tarr. 4 yeara 1310 North Dover
street, died at home, Auzuvt 8
Nnrthweet Philadelphia 3 ra! 1 death.
Kllora Foslc. '! jears. '.'2ti Lambert atreet.
Charlei MeGeetisn. ar. 1220 North
i:ifhtenth atreet. dlpd at hoipltal July 31
Helen lluxbum. 3 jeare. -1'H Poplar atreet.
Pearl Ponentl. 20 monthi. 231 ) Meredith
itr-et at hoipltal.
Leslie Martin. 3'i yean S43 North Neklrk
street nt hospital
WEST PHILADELPHIA 7 CASES. I DEATH.
Helen I3lleau 11 monthi. 343 Hazel aenu.
Catharine Dunn IS monthi. 2033 Frailer
atr-et. at home.
flajton Shanitler. yeara. 411 North Fifty
ninth itrt. Philadelphia Hospital tor Con
Marcaret C Hoflman 1322 North Redfleld
treet died July 2J at hoipltal.
Molly Salowltch. 3 eari. 4224 Parrlih atreet.
Eda-ard McAllla'.v. 3 jean. 0022 Greenway
avenue, nt hoipltal
Howard Hutchlnaon. in weeka. 1703 North
SUtleth atreet. at hoapltal
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA 3 CASES.
Dorothy Rudle. 31, ean. 20S North Fifth
treet (came from New York on July 1). at hos
pital Olr.a Dl t.urto 0 monthi. 1324 North N'lpth
itreet. at hoipltal.
Oeorse Sloan 34 ean. 2142 Wallace itreet.
Annie Tlchol. 2 years. 2I2S Winter atret. at
Joieph Ranks 4 jean. 334 North Franklin
itreet. at hoapltal
GEHMANTOWN 3 CASES.
Antoinette Petrello 27 monthi. 423 East Rlt
lenhouie itreet at hoipltal.
Mary Stone. 4 jean. 32S dermantown ave
nue at hoipltal.
Timothy Hum. 3 yeara. Main and Johneon
streets, at hospital.
TIOOA 1 CASE
Francis Radtka. 4 years 4302
teenth itreet. at hoipltal.
CHESTNUT HILL 1 CASE.
Runel Conner. 8 yeari 713
treet. died Ausuat 3 at home.
42 More Cases Reported in New Jersey
TRENTON. Aug. 4. At the orTice of the
State Department of Health this morning a
total of 42 cases of infantile paralysis was
reported. N'ewark leading wlths. This
brings the total of the .State up to 79S.
Ardmore Fumigates Sandplles
Officials of the Board of Health of Lower
Merlon township have fumigated the sand
plles at the playgrounds at Ardmore and
Cynwyd and all other paraphernalia used
dally by hundreds of children to guard
against Infantile paralysis.
CASEMENT PLEA TOO LATE
Senate Appeal for Clemency Arrived
Hour After Death
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 The State De
partment was notified this afternoon that
the Senate resolution urging the British
Government to uae clemency In dealing
with Irish political prisoners, which was
meant to be a plea for Roger Casement.
vas delivered to the British Foreign Offlce
just one hour after Casement had been
The Department received its advices from
the American Embassy at London.
NEW ASSAULT MADE
ON CHILD LABOR BELL
Southern Senators Lead in Vig
orous Attack on Constitu
WASHINGTON. Aug. i. Southern Sen
ators, led by Hardwlck, of Georgia, today
opened a vigorous assault on the child
labor bill, charging that It would be un
constitutional Senator Hardwlck Insisted he was "just,
as sincerely desirous of seeing reasonable
child labor law enacted as any one," but
denied - the right of the Federal Govern
ment to Interfere in what he described as a
purely local condition.
'The law of Georgia," be said, "Is more
humane and Just than the law you now
propose as a panacea. For the motives of
the supporters of this bill I have the high
est respect; for their judgment, none."
Old Soldiers at Camp-Meeting
LANCA8TER, Pa., Aug. 4. This was
one of the banner days of the Laudlsvllle
Camp Meeting, it being Grand Army Day
It drew to the camp large numbers of the
veterans from all parts of the county, with
their friends. Children met the old soldiers
at the cans and escorted them to camp.
MEXICO AGAIN SEEKS
U.S. ARMY WITHDRAWAL
AS FIRST PEACE DETAIL
Note, Replying to Suggestion for
Joint Board, Delivered and
LIMITS PARLEY'S SCOPE
WASHINGTON. Aug 4 General Car
ranza still Insists that tho first thing to be
decided by the United States and Mexico Is
the withdrawal of the American troop.
Mexican Ambassador Arrcdondo today de
livered to Acting Secretary of State Poll: a
note which, while naming a commlsion and
tac.tly nceptlng the last American proposal
for a Joint commission to Investigate Mexican-American
relations, laid stress on the
fact that the Mexican commissioners are "to
devote their attention preferably to the
resolution of the points mentioned In the
previous note of this department."
The points referred to are the questions
of withdrawal of American troops from
Mexican soil, border patrol and fixing re
sponsibility for border raids.
THE CHIEF ISSUES.
Washington officials ngreed that Carranza
In th's manner Is Indicating his intention to
urge these questions ahead of all others.
No specific mention is made of any
broader Issues to be discussed, although the
last American note particularly pointed out
that the Administration des'res to go Into a
larger discussion of the Mexican problem
than the purely military phase.
No doubt has yet been expressed, how
ever, by State Department omclalB that the
Mexican conferees will show a willingness
to tnke up quest ons of Mexican finances
and Industrial development On the other
hand, the note implies that the commission-er-
wilt follow whatever lead is made by
the American members, as they have been
Instructed to devote their attention "pref
erably" to the military problem.
TENT OF NOTE.
The note follows-
"Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to
transmit to your Excellency the following
note, which I have Just received from my
Mr. Secretary In due reply to the
courteous note of the Department of
State, dated July 28. 1918, I have the
honor to say to your Excellency that
the First Chief of the Constitutionalist
Army. In charge of the executive power
of the Mexican Republic, congratulates
himself upon the laudable effort of the
American Government to arrive at a
solution of existing difficulties between
the two countries, and, to that effect,
considering It of the greatest Import
ance that prompt decision be reached
of the points which have caused the
existing difference between the United
States and Mexico, referred to In the
noto of the Mexican Government,
dated July 4 last, has seen fit to ap
point at once a commission of three
persons, constituted by Luis Llcenclate
Cabrera, Engineer Ignaclo Bonlllas and
Engineer Alberta J, Panl, to whom
Instructions have been given to devote
their attention preferably to the reso
lution of the points mentioned In the
previous note of this department.
TO ARRANGE DETAILS
"Llcenclate Ellzeo Arredondo has
been authorized to treat with the De
partment of State the matters of details
relating to the place and date In which
the commissioners of the Mexican
Government should meet the commis
sioners of the United States In order to
commence their labors.
I reiterate to your Excellency the
assurance of my highest consideration.
(SIGNED) , C. Agullar,
Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
"I avail myself of this new occasion
to renew to your Excellency the assurances
of my highest consideration,
KINDLY MR. SHARK
SEA CAPTAIN GENTLY TO SHORE! NEXT!
Pleasant Ride It Was, and the Rider Guided His Mount by
"Kicks in the Slats" Twenty-Foot Monster De
posits Burden, Then Puts Out to Sea
If the sharks come around, ride' em.
A seafaring man came Into port today
with an account of the taming of a shark
that makes one ashamed of the tear that
seised everybody when the stories of sharks
were current on the coast.
Tha fact ,1s ths shark comes In handy.
Captain Pelag Tbacher, of the Merchants
and Miners' liner Persian, which he com
mands, tells the story. He got It first
hand from Captain Daniel J, Snow, of
Chathamsport, Mass. Quoting Captain
Snow. Captain Thacher related how the
shark was mads Into the horse of the sea:
"I was off tha shore of Cap Hatteras
on board ths Frank R. Speeder, a mackerel
vesaeL I wasted to go to shore, and aet
out la a dory. About a naif mils from
FUNERAL OP J. K. FLBK5HER
Many City Officials and Lawyers At
lor iu "' r - v ,i,
of Deeds office ftna .ror.ir,r2 o'clock
solicitor I n the .office, were , h. ;d : al K
and for the ia
i.. :.,,- helrl nt 2 C
solicitor I n tne omcc. """,-., bllsh.
this afternoon In the undertaking wtiblth
ment of Oliver H. uair, i
8lriet ... v n Oirle.
Church of the Covenant, offldated InUr
ment was made In West Laurel. HIM Ce me
tery. Many city officials and members oi
thfphil.delphla bar attended the services.
Mr. Fletcher died last Monday night In
his home. 1626 Chestnut street, In lis i sev-enty-fourth
year, following " ,n'l"knl(
heart disease. He was past master of Ris
ing Star Lodge. No 126. F. and A U and
many memuers oi me """ ";,.;
attended the funeral services and partlel.
pated In the committal ritual at the grave
Attending the funeral also were members
... n.M..ir.v,ia neat Ratal uosrd. em
ployes In the office of th.,ncorc.rlt.'
Deeds, as well as Edwin H. Vare, William
8. Vare, City Treasurer McCoaeh and Dlm
ner Beeber. former Superior Court Judge,
and former Governor Stuart. A telegram
of sympathy was received from Governor
The couch on which the casket lay was
burled In flowers. From 12 o'clock until
the hour of the funeral persons came In
steady streams to view tho remains.
MOTORIST KILLS WOMAN;
CAUGHT AFTER CHASE
Contlnard from rare One
street and guided Into Tenth street. Breedon
drew a revolver and began firing at him.
Then seeing the automobile escaping he
Impressed a car standing at the curbing Into
service nnd made the driver get Into the
pursuit They followed McGlnley'a car to
Walnut street Thore Policeman Lawler,
of the Fifteenth and Locust streets station,
having heard the shots, was standing In
the street with upheld hands for the Mc
Glnley car to stop.
McGlnloy blew his horn and sped past
Lawler, narrowly missing him. As he
passed, Lawler saw two men In the rear
seat They were Israel Schurr and his
brother, Barnett. who conduct a fish busi
ness at 208 Vine street. They did not
know McGlnley, having met him at a
restaurant earlier In the morning by chance
and accepted his Invitation to tako them
to their store. They were crying to
McGlnley to stop the car as It passed
When the automobile had escaped the
two policemen and was approaching Broad
street at a terrific rate of speed, tho Schurr
brothers Insisted on getting out. They
compelled McGlnley to slow down the car
nnd they Jumped out Into Brond street.
Policeman Breedon In the automobile was
left several squares behind. He lost sight
of the big touring car as It turned Into
The Schurr brothers hastened back to the
Sixth district police station and gave them
selves up. When they told how they had
happened to be In tho nutomobllo they were
Tho search for the automoblltat was
continued until 10 o'clock, when Acting
Detcctlvo Burgess, of the Tenth and But-
tonwood streets station, found McGlnley In
n. garage nt 1351 Ridge avenue. He ar
rested him and took him to Central Station.
McGlnley told the detcctlvo that he did
not remember anything about the accident
In Market street. Magistrate Beaton sent
McGlnley to the county Jail to await action
of the Coroner.
The woman whom he killed was employed
to scrub floors in a downtown office building.
PREPARE TO TRAIN RECRUITS
AT MOUNT GRETNA CAMP
Officers Expect to Raise Guard
of State to Full Quota
MOUNT GRETNA, Pa.. Aug. 3. Plans
arc In course of perfection today at Colonel
Jackion'n headquarters for the Instruc
tion of recruits with the return here tomor
row of the two Twelfth Infantry companleo
that have been assigned as recruit Instruc
tors. These are Company D, Captain
George B. Konkle. Wllllamsport, nnd Com
pany C, Captain Alfred Hester, Milton.
With the opening of recruiting stations
throughout the State, the United States
army officers here are confident that there
will bo an enthusiastic responso to the call
for soldiers to fill up to full war strength
the ranks of the Seventh Pennsylvania
Division at Camp Stewart. El Paso. Addi
tional recruits arrived here today and It Is
confidently expected from now on that there
will be a steady influx of men.
Tho camp Is being depleted from time to
time by tho forwarding of recruits In units
of 100 to Join their respective) commands
on the border.
MOTORCYCLISTS HIT BY AUTO
Two Young Jlon Hurt in Fairmount
Allen Taylor. IB years old, of Clifton
Heights, and J. 11. Walton, 34 years old,
of Lansdowne, riding a motorcycle at Fair
mount avenue and George's Hill last night
collided with an automobile driven by W. C.
Crelst, 3926 North 24th street.
They were thrown from the cycle, Walton
'suffering a fracture of his left arm and
numerous abrasions and Taylor suffering a
fracture of the left ankle and abrasions on
the left hip. They were taken to the Phila
delphia Homeopathic Hospital.
Wills probated today were those of Almlra
R. Maglll, Phoenlxvllle, Pa., which. In
private bequests disposed of property valued
at $10,000; James P. Duffy. 1746 North
Third street. 15082; Henry J. Murtagh,
1824 West Montgomery avenue, 4350;
Henry E. Muller, 3832 Susquehanna avenue,
I43SO, and Annie S. Moore, 1705 Spring
Garden street, 82500. The personal effects
of estate of Snyder B. Slmes, have been
appraised at $88,485,90, and of Mary M
Mans, $8,869 13,
111, Man Hangs Himself
Hlchard F Bauer. 64 vears old, com
mltted suicide by hanging himself In his
home. 2B64 North Lawrence street, today
Ills daughter Emma discovered his body
hanging between the door leading from
the kitchen Into the cellar. He had con
structed a noose from a piece of clothesline
and kicked a chair from beneath his feet.
He had been In III health for a year and
had become despondent as a result, accord
ing to the daughter. The body was taken to
St. Christopher's Hospital and pronounced
shore I saw a shark headed stralsht fDI
me and my little dory, I couldn't run J.
from him so I tried VnSwtaiWjJS
SerTand ,. && 2
started rapidly for shore, if S'ruTf?.
course, I'd direct hlrh wttv. - tot .ott U
In th. slats. W. ritchd shore".!" lck
four minutes how that beast cu.i". bout
-and I rolled off onTh, bant Th. wVf11
8hrk put out to sea sgahl Mutep
U.S. FILES NO PROIEST!
ON SINKING OF ITALIAnI
LINER BY SUBMARINE
Reports Show Letimbro Carrie!
jno Americans ana was At.'
tempting to Escape When
FIFTY LIVES WERE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 Judging i,J
the reports of the survivors the Unite
States has no Immediate Interest In ill
shelling nnd sinking of the Italian mail
steamship, Letimbro, by a. submarine, Stai.
Department ofTlclnls sold today. There r.
no Americans reported aboard and dl
vessel was said to have been attempting t
American Consuls near tho scene of th.
disaster will make Inquiries, however,!
determine whether nny Americana ,,,
among tho crew or passengers. '
ROME, Aug. 4. More than 50 persona,
moit of them passengers, perished when tha
Italian mall steamship Letimbro, was shell.!
by a hostile submarine In the Medlterri.
nean, according to the latest reports avaiu
Tho bombardment of this vessel while the
passengers and sailors were taking to u,
boats waa declared In high quarters toJJ
to be a violation of pledge that Germine'
gave to the United States to wage Its ni
marine warfaro In the future with aM
regard for the safety of non-combatants.
It Is not yet known, wnethcr the lob.
marine which bombarded the Letimbro Inl i
subsequently sank the ship was of Gtt'iju.1
or Austrian nationality, but It Is expected'
that tho United States will order an Invent.
Kiiuuu hiiu ..i o..c.j..j iu mc mienilotliOf
tho German Government the fact that ..
unnrmeu jusst-iiHci-wauiiiK snip n
shelled by a Teuton submarine.
That the Letimbro had tried to etcict
from the submarine was not denied In, re.
porta recolvcd today, but they assert that
the toss of life occurred after the steam.
ship had been overtaken, had come to ,
stop and won putting all on board let.
small boats. One of the messages glvltt'
...1.. m......... l.ll- At-- ...1 , .
uniy iiivurci uuiuiio ui uin Buumarines at
tack stated that two or these boats wen
snauercu uy mo suumunnc a lire.
PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOLK
IN AGUILAR HOME BENEFIT
Give Up Bnthing at Atlantic City tt
ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 4. Worn..
prominent In Philadelphia society nnd chll.
arcn oi many yunncr city rammes product!
tho "Child's Garden of Verse" and "Mia.
orles of Famous Portraits" In tableaux It
exceedingly clever fashion at the New Nlteu
Theater this morning In aid of the Crtti
Agullar Home, a Quaker City pHanthropr
wnicn is very popular nere. j large audi
enco of representative personnel gave tip
bathing and other morning engagements I)
attend ana was complimentary in the prila
they showered upon Joseph N. GreemviM,
Simon Well, Miss Nettle Annhold and oth
Mrs David Ochser, of Philadelphia, wholi
a talented monologulst; Mrs. Sadie Stem
Goldsmith, popular In amateur theatrlcali
and Anthony Lulzzi nnd Frank Nlcoletu,
of the Philadelphia Orchestra, were otctr
participants In the program. The tne tl
the New Nixon Theater for this mornlcr1!
benefit was given by Samuel F, Nixon, tl
URGES CONTROL OF SAILOB8"
Judge Brown Says Naval
Should Exercise Strict Supervision
The attention of Judge Brown, of 111
Municipal Court, having been called to4;
to tne cnBes of two young girls whose down
fall had resulted from associating wit)
sailors on shore leave, the Judge remark!
that It would bo a good thing were lb
olllccrs of the navy to exercise some sort
of supen t on over the mi under their
control while on shor In another cm
where n young girl hud been found In l
boathouse on Frnnkford Creek living witi
two men, the Judge urged that a sirlcl
supervision over all boathousos should ti
exercised by the police. A
During the hear ng of the case of Oln
Miller, who had been re-arrested for breifc
Ing parole, it vti reported to Judge Browl
that but three of th girls l-rested In thl
Tcnuerloln raid on July 15. had been n-
tenced to the House of Corr;ctlon, and tf
tnese out one remains, the other two wr
ing secured their discharges on writs dl
habeas corpus pr had their sentence! I
Olga Miller wns arrested along with tlM
or four other girls In order to test the rtjchl
of the Municipal Court to have exclusln
Jurlsd'ctlon In such cases. Originally sen
tenced to the House of Correction to aUi
months, she waa released on ball pendlrf
the deed) in of the Superior Court. Thil
Court remanded her back to the House, of
correction to serve out her time
$10,000 Asked for Breach of PromlH
MEDIA, Pa Aug. 4 Miss Alfreds 11
Thomas, of Columbia, Pa has brouitt
suit for breach of- promise against Htifi
T. McGllnn. of Chester, for 810,000. JM
Thomas alleges that on October 24. llU
McGlinn promised to marry her and thai
May 4, 1916. was set as the day for ttt
wedding. She declares that she spent I
considerable sum of money In preparlif
for the marriage and that she suffered othu
injuries. She demands a trial by Jury.
TOO LATK FOR CLASSIFICATION
LVANH, daushter of Bamuel A, and N
McCornb. In her 28d Var. ltelatlv
friends are Invited to attend the funeri
nar.Ht.1 hiI.i.km eiea -im.S .. iMt-rtnlBl
icea on naiuraav. at '--ah n. m . ai .
I.OdL'U (Covle). On Auruat
! I.OQUP. (fovl.) H.1,11.
a. mis. lUNVl
lives and IrlenM .
inviieu to attend tne runerai. on Baiuruar.
h-Sii a. m . from tha Oliver H Dalr Uullilsr
1S20 Cheatnut et Itlvh muae mt f-athedraL U
10 a. m. Interment at Old Cathedral Cam
. tery. '
- ,, 4V4V, 4IAnt. ..-
Abraham Xewa. Relatives and friend" "
iii, vu iu invna me sunerai uni"-, ."
Monday, at 11 a. m., at the realdenca ef
daushter. Mrs. Edith Evans. 220 West lt".j
houae at.. Germantown.
HELI WASTED KKMAI.K
CHAUBRRMAID wanted who wilt sstlat "
uuurr worn on a tarm; aoutnern '"
. permanent poaltlon. I JOSJULedfr.P(iJM
COOKFamllv cook wanted on a rarm la aoiaw
rn Penna. where other help are mplT.
Permanent poaltlon. M 109. Ledger OMSiL-3
COOK AND CHAMBERMAID Two "
wanted on a farm In aouthern raoa-w
laundry: good waxes; permanent poalUa
M 710, Ledzer Ortice. 3k
QIRLS Two white Protean nt !rl one M
cyoklnj and downstair work, other tot. -i
atalra work and aaalat with two CBlfdrtl
muat have Uat reference aa to character J
t till! looa vv
HOUSEWORK Capabla woman for bou".0(Jy
no obj' t'a .tjuounf daush.
;in. rn nrnwya tz-i
HELP WANTED MALE
AVIATOR wanted Man with soma eiperl?
$a operate a new flying machine. O MfJ
lledffer Pent pa I 9
HELPERS, furnace, hammer and prea. tl
work, sood wasea. Philadelphia Steel FWi
Co.. Taconr. Pa. '3
H?ftES3 wndl JO Kiultah-epaaxlo; y
or Usht work In chemlciT plant APpJf.'fl
ii ji ," oeraicat to,, I'tuoo
uF,u h,?.M,.wltLmd tooi. apw f'gl
Stein Ufa. Co.. Third enI lll-.h.nv JM
, . work.B til, Ledjor Central -M
ENOINEER Wanted, a nlxht eiurtar 'SI
Keyitone Telephone Co tn and f umOJ&gl
QAS WELDERti .annTv Mn,i-in life- Ceif
,. IL.iWi- "' - 3
RlVfcr UKlTlrnu ., - Arii
! rWetln. riveters for hull riveter. A.
fV!f;-Bm'nt J"064 Co-- MUtlla sad H