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sho. He had to eta!n heto from loan
Mark to nnance hi new start In New
0r a time ha did welt Ahttlnence from
JJfrcotto drugs brought buck hi old skill at
m iwn ana he earned good money Mrs.
wWlaoa rejoiced that her husband had eb
tftttte the upper hand of hi fearful crav
'In. Then he suffered another severs at
.taett of asthma. Its flatted a physician,
aM Mm first thlnr that nhvulelan did was to
'wry the patient a hypoderm'c Injection of
( morphine It was Ilka touching a match to
lr. Wallace Immediately became a
rag nend again. In a second's time his
tfcmitehtless physician had undone many
Wallace went to nieces mentally and
Physically He drifted back Ho Philadelphia
and Joined the human derelicts of the Ten-
aerloln. Ills wife gavo up hope She had
Muck to her husband to the last ditch She
thought She owed her first duty to her son
and obtained a divorce Wallace Is now In
, the psychopathic ward of the Philadelphia
Hospital. No one would recognize In this
bent, shambling, prematurely old man the
spruce, optimistic and successful James
Wallace of three years ago.
Dnua ruins author
That the "dope" scourge Is ho respecter
f genius and will lay a crippling hand on
the most brilliant of minds Is clearly Illus
trated by the case of a former magazine
writer, who less than five years ago enter
tained and delighted a large reading pub
lic with his fiction. Call him Martin Mur
dock; He graduated from Yale with honors
and after three years, of travel In Europe
and The Far East took to letters. Ills
success was almost Instantaneous Pub
lishers soon evinced an eagerness to receive
the bright, realistic stories iiom the pen
of Martin Murdock Hundred of enthu
siastic letters which poured In from maga
zine readers all oer the country convinced
the editors that Martin Murdock was "real"
and had struck a new and fresh note In
Suddenly his brilliancy began' to wane
His stories lost their snap. Publishers
turned them back, wondering what had
happened to Murdock. Contributions soon
ceased to filter Into magazine editorial
rooms from Martin Murdock. It became
i noised about among his friends In Phila
delphia that he had become a "dope
fiend." He has never told how the drug
scourge fastened Itself upon him. lje Is
now a derelict of the Tenderlo'n, a ragged,
filthy, hopeless creature, aged by the rav
ages of morphine and heroin. There Is
nothing to distinguish him from scores of
others of the Tenderloin who sleep In cheap
, lodging houses or lie stupefied on squalid
doorsteps. Murdock has Just enough Intel
ligence left to panhandle money to buy his
dally supply of morphine from the "dope"
Once every two or three weeks ho
shambles Into the Methodist Rescue Mis
sion, at 242 North Eighth street, and takes
a seat Two or three times on his visits
to the mission the "dope" cloud has lifted
temporarily from his mind. On these oc
casions he has astonished mission workers
by reciting poems. The Itev. Thomas Mc
Kenty, superintendent of the mission, has
worl.ed tirelessly to smash the drug thongs
which bind Murdock, but thus tar his ef
forts have proved fruitless.
ARTJST DRAGGED DOW!
The Case of a woman artist who appealed
to Mr. Kane to free her from the "dope"
ccurge furnishes another example of how
morphine will wither genius. We will call
this woman Esther Hill. She was graduated
frorn a noted art school and studied art In
Paris, Vienna and Home. After completing
her studies she took a studio In Philadel
phia, She became very successful
Esther Hill became afflicted with severe
headaches. They were brought on by too
close application to worki She bought a
headache "cure" at a drug store. The
"cure" contained morphine. Innocently she
became a. morphine fiend. The drug icon
destroyed her cunning with the brush and
ruined her color conception. Her clientele
and her friends dropped away,, one After
another., Bhe told Mr. Kane that her wor
ship for morphine had caused her to run
through, savings of $60,000, leaving her
The case of a young man, whom we will
call John Adams, furnishes another phase
of the drug traffic. John Adams was a
) member of a church In the northeast sec
tion. He was the teacher of a Sunday
school class of boys and was active In the
5 affairs of a Christian Endeavor Society. He
had worked his way up In a bank and was
i one of the most trusted employes.
One night Adams was prevailed upon to
take a slumming trip Into the Tenderloin.
He was Induced to take a sniff of heroin.
Within two months the heroin habit gained
a grip or) him and he became a devotee of
the drug. A little later he came to a reali
sation of his plight and by a supreme exer
tion of will power managed to break the
Dut the "dope" peddlers wouldn't let him
alone. Knowing the properties of heroin
as a destroyer of morals, they hoped to
drag this young man tq a point of degrada
tion where he would rob the bank. Almost
every day the dopesters called at the bank
and flaunted packages of heroin under the
nose of the young employe. The tortures
suffered by Adams are Indescribable, but he
did not weaken. Finally when the dopesters
saw they could not break down his will
power they threatened to go to the heads
of the bank and expose him as a former
drug fiend, night here Adams did a sen
sible thing. He appealed to the police and
they drove off the wolves.
STUDENT LED A8TRAY
The case of a young college student
treated bir Drs Joseph Mclver and
George ,' Price at the Philadelphia Hos
pital, furnishes a phase of the drug scourge
more shocking than any yet related. This
student "was a member of a respectable fam
ily In moderate circumstances. He was
virtually working his way through college.
He was a boy of little vitality and especially
during examination periods suffered from
mental depression. On the advice of one of
his Instructors he began using cocaine as a
cerebral stimulant The drug did stimulate
his brain and made him pass his examina
tions wth flying colors, but a little later
he began paying the price for this forced
and unnatural brilliancy He became a
ecalne fiend. His mind and body became
blasted by the drug. He was as pitiful an
eJect as any of the 147 drug fiends who
applied to the Philadelphia Hospital to be
tired of their craving.
The Rev, Thomas McKenty points with
pride to one case he aided In curing of the
drug habit One day a dirty, hopeless-look-lng
individual drifted Into the Methodist
Rescue Mission For six months he had
been living In the Tenderloin, panhandling
to buy drugs from the peddlers. This man
mlraU 'of the United States Navy "wo
years ago he had occupied a high-salaried
Government position In Washington, and
both be and his wife wero prominent In
assay and navy society circles of that city.
Then ho became addicted to the morphine
Safest. Me lost wife, friends, reputation.
Mter, He drifted to Philadelphia's Ten.
.f .Ms, Mr. McKenty reclaimed this man
,u.js?"i. " . Me has been
reunited with Ms family; has his old noil.
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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER l18
FOR ANTHONY BILL
IN WILSON'S TERM
Convention at Shore Passes
Resolution to Press
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
Hu a Staff Corrttpcndtnt
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept 9. The Federal
amendment for woman's suffrage was defi
nitely Indorsed today by the suffragists in
A resolution passed unanimously virtu
ally declared Its hope of gaining suffrage
by const lutlonal amendment before Prcsl
dent Wilson's term ends. The suffragists
look for It from the next short term of Con
gress. This was tho resolution.
That the forty-eighth annual conven
tion of .the National American Woman
Suffrage Association entrusts Its con
gressional committee to concentrate all
ts resources upon n determined effort
' to carry tho Kedoral amendment
through tho last session of tho sUty
fourth Congress. It pledges the sup
port of the State organisations and au
thorizes the national board to take such
directions of the work In tho States ns
may bo nccesiary In Its Judgment to
accomplish th s.
Tills Is the mofit significant nctlon this
convention has taken. It Is duo principally
to the Insistence of Mrs. Carrlo Chapman
Catt, the president.
When she trlod to place this emphasis on
the Anthony amendment the first day she
ran Into a States' rights ambush. Subse
quently she withdrew that proposal, and
today presented the resolution on behalf
of somo delegates who had sent It to her.
Th motion to accept It was made by Mrs
Antoinette Funk, of Chicago, who was a
bitter opponent of tho first motion, which
wns hardly so strong In Its emphasis on
national action The seconding motion nlso
came from the Illinois delegation, Mrs
Bass making It
Suffragists said today. In commenting on
President Wilson's speech, that His jinnrc
Indicated ho tvoiild support the Su-iin 11.
Anthony nmendment when the congressional
short term begins In December. Oltlcers
elected today arc?
President, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
First vice president. Mrs. W McN'abb
Second vice president, Mrs. Stanley Mo
Third vice president. Miss Esther Ogden,
New York. , . . " .
Recording secretary, Mrs Thomas Jef
ferson Smith, Kentucky.
Corresponding, secretary, Mrs. J. Frank
Treasurer, Mrs. Henry Wade Rogers,
First audlto'r, Miss Helolse Mayer, Massa
chusetts. Second auditor, Miss Patty R. Jacobs,
Dr. Esther Tohl-Lov ejoy, of Portland,
Oregon, offered this resolution:
That this convention record Its pro
found appreciation of the honor done
the cause of woman suffrage by the
President of the United States in ad
dressing this fdrty-nlnth annual con
vention of the National Amerlean
Womarf Suffrage! Ass ocIatlon,;September
8, 1016, and for the support and co
operation given us In his assurance
that he Is fighting with us.
The resolution committee, which has the
resolution now, will undoubtedly report It
favorably, said Miss Hannah J. Patterson,
corresponding secretary of the convention
Mrs. Mary FltzGerald. of New York, sec
retary of the suffrage convention's exec
utive council, expects Mr, Wilson to take
n pronounced stand In favor of the Susan
B. Anthony amendment after the election
In November. She said he would not be
undignified enough to come out with
pronouncement for It right after Mr.
Other national leaders had something to
say today about Mr. Wilson's speech. Here
are some of their comments:
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of
the National Association:
"It was a beautiful and to us a welcome
address. When I said to the President that
he hod won our fealty I meant he had made
a friend of each of us. Undoubtedly It was
favorable to our cause. Present Wilson's
past record shows how kindly he regards
Rev, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, honorary
president: "Of count the President did not
say the very last thing (meaning aoen
dorsement of the Federal amendment) but
I must say it was an admirable speech."
Mrs. Anna Patterson, of Pittsburgh, cor
responding secretary: "I've every confi
dence that the President will come around
yet If we Judge from what ha said last
night there Is no question he wll IndorBo
before long the Susan B. Anthony amend
Mrs Raymond Robins, of Chicago: "It
was fine of the President to say he was
fighting with us."
Mrs. Frank M. Roesslng, of Pittsburgh,
first vice president: "We are not disap
pointed that the President did not say
more. We are pleased with his address.
We owe him much."
Mrs. James Lees Laldlaw, chairman mem.
bershlp committee: "It was glorous I am
completely satisfied the President has long
seen tne ngni ana i am sure will shortly an
nounce his corvlctlon that Congress should
pass the Federal Amendment."
Mrs. Ella Flags Young, ex-superintendent
of the Chicago Public Schools: "I do not
see what more womencould want than what
President Wilson said. I was particularly
Impressed by his statement that he Is
fighting with us "
Mrs. George A. Dunning, president Phlla.
delphla County Suffrage Association and
member of the national executive council:
"The President touched all our hearts
when he said he was fighting with us. His
observation that there should be no quarrel
aDoui tne meinoas oi enfranchising us
makes an occasion for real Joy, for It means
he will accept our viewpoint "
Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, Boston
plpneer suffragist and editor of Woman's
"We are glad he po emphatically declared
himself with us "
"liUOUES HASN'f STRUCK GAIT,"
SAYS MARSHALL IN KENTUCKY
Vice President Awerts, Candidal Can't
Please, T. It. and IJajnos
WlNCHKBTEa "Ky., Sept 9. "In this
blue grass region. I need not remind you.
that the horse that doesn't strike his gait
during the first quarter never finishes under
the wire a winner," said Vice President
Marshall here today at the opening of the
"Republican candidate Hughes has not
struck his gait Jlowsver. the Republican
nominee Is to be commiserated rather than
criticized In attempting to please both
RooseveM and Barnes both Penrose and
La Fellt(," said Marshall.
Marshall assailed Hughes' campaign
smsohss as based upon "copious notes taken
at MHiferenoea with such political purists
as Het as Penrose and men wedded to the
AMU-iek school of politics, with a soft pedal
toa far the ear of the Progressives.
M4 Bwk Ur Frtr.iitii Yaar
HtVlJUUHCI,.Vi.. ttept J 8.
iraTmliara sf . "
AUSTRIAN ARMY DEMORALIZED
SAYS CHIEF OF RUSSIAN STAFF
. , ;
Dy WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS
IMPERIAL HEADQUARTERS, RUSSIAN ARMY, Sept. 0.
GERMANY must send 400,000 men to tho aid of the demoralized Aus.
Y triang if sho hopes to stiffen their resistance, General Michael Alextcff,
chief of staff of Emperor Nicholas IPs armies, told mo today. '
Furthermore, German troops must
nrovido tho driving power if von
Hlndenburjc attempts the jrreat
eastern offensive talked about in
Berlin. The Austro-Gcrmans can
not count upon the Turks for sub
stantial nid, said the man who di
rects the movements of' Russia's mil
lions of troops. Tho Turks can send
no more than 40.000 men to support
their Teutonic allies.
I asked him If ho credited 'the re
port of nn Austro-Gorman-Turklsh
comb!nd offensive ngainst Russia.
"Despite the inclrcllng ring of
tho Allies and the continual pressure
they aro exerting on all sides, I
would hesitate to say that such an
offensive is impossible," he replied,
"Tho blcRcst mistake a general can
make is to underestimate the
enemy. Should such an offensive
develop, Jt will be for us to beat it.
This I am most confident the Rus
sian army can do.
'I will not say that tho Austrian
armies on our front have been
crushed. They arc, however, badly
demoralized. The Russians have
shown what they arc capable of
doing when properly equipped.
They aro now entering the third
winter of tho war stronger than
ever. Their defeats at the start of
hostilities were duo to lack of am
munition. We have the munitions
r "sWBB" 'sk!'" A
GEN. MICHAEL ALEXIEFP
now. Tho drive on the southern front, which began in May nnd is still
going on, is proof of this. The Austrians aro so badly shntterod that they
will require 400,000 Germans to cement them together."
General Alexieff praised the work done by tho Allies on the western front.
"But what nbout peace?" I asked on leaving.
A look of primness overspread his face.
"Pence probably is somo distance off," ho replied. "Neither side has
attained ,the object for which it h fighting. There can be no thought of
peace now. War must follow its inevitable, historic course."
i fcfcifimv-'awwvsoMff i
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS AFTER BURLESON'S SCALP
WASHINGTON, Sept, 9. A coterlo of Democratic Senators has been actively
organized to force Postmaster General Burleson out of the Cabinet should President
Wilson be re-elected. If the President wins In November and decides to renominate
Mr. Burleson these SenatorH will fight the Postmaster General's confirmation.
CHINA REJECTS OFFER OF $30,000,000 JAPANESE LOAN
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. President Yuan Hung and the Chinese ministry have
decided to reject tho Japanese tender of a $30,000,000 loan, the State Department
was advised today.ln cablegrams from Pektn. The Chines Republic, It was stated,
will renew negotiations with American financial Interests for an Immediate Joah
JULY RECORD TRADE MONTH OF YEAR AT PANAMA CANAL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. More freight passed through the Panama Canal In
July than In any month for a year, according to an official bulletin today. Seventy
six vessels passed from tho Atlantic to the Pacific, seventy-three in the reverse
direction. They paid tolls of $460,123. Of the number of ships using the canal in
July twenty-seven were American, seventy-five British and eleven Japanese.
THREE WOMEN ON TRIAL FOR TREASON IN ITALY
R.OMTJ, Sept. 9. The trial of seven persons, three of them women, accused of
espionage and treason, will commenco at Verona on September 15, They aro accused
of sending out military information in messages, written with Invisible Ink; through
an agent in Zurich. The ringleader Is said to bo a Hollinder named Heymann. "
U. S. AGENTS DISCUSS MEXICAN BORDER PATROL '
NEW I-ONDON, Conn, Sept. 9. Consideration of the several plans for Joint
protection of tho border to prevent future Incursions from the Mexican side today
occupied the American commission here. Members of the Mexican commission,
with tho exception of Scnor Bonlllas, were in New York. The present plan pf the
American commissioners is to consider together tho question of the withdrawal
of American troops nnd means for protection of tho border. It Is understood here
that one or both of these questions will be settled before Wednesday of next week
and submitted to "Washington and Mexico City for ratification.
SCANDINAVIAN STATESMEN TO HOLD CONFERENCE
COPENHAGCN, Sept. 9. A conference of Scandinavian statesmen will soon
be held In Chrlstlnnla at which matters of vital importance to the Scandinavian
countries will bo discussed Those who will participate are the Premiers and Kor
ejgn Ministers of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. It is believed that the discussion
will refer chiefly to the economic situation, all the countries having suffered heavily
from tho war.
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PURCHASES RAILROAD
MANILA, Sept. 9. The sale of the Manila Railroad to the Philippine Govern
ment was ratified when a contract wns signed by Governor General Francis Burton
Harrison, of tho Philippines, and President Hlggtns, of the railroad. Clyde A.
Dewitt, of the Public Utilities Commission, Is In Washington arranging the details
of the transfer.
RUSSIAN ARCTIC EXPLORERS BELIEVED LOST
OTTAWA, Sept. 9. Two small Prussian expeditions missing In polar regions
have been given up as apparently lost by the Russian Government. Canada has
been asked to make public the fact that these parties, sent out by the Archangel
Society for the study of the Russian far north, have not been heard from for "four
years The expeditions were headed by IC A. Russanoff and Lieutenant Bruslloff.
RUSSIANS FIGHT HARD
TO HALT BULGAR DRIVE
Continued from face One,
way (the line that runs from Berlin to
Constantinople), having already occupied
the Berblan town of Negotln.
(Nrgotln la seven miles Inside the Servian
ADVANCE 50 JULES INTO
,,. ... . - -
BERLIN, Sept; J.
German and Bulgarian troops, have ad
vanced more than fifty miles beyond the
Rumanian frontier In their operations along
the Black Sea coast, German war corre
spondents reported today.
The German-Bulgarian advance, which
carried the Rumanian ports of Kavarna
and Balchik, explains why the Rumanians
after crossing the Tranaylvanlan passes
now limit their operations to explorations
with small detachments, the correspondents
reported The Rumanians see.n Irresolute,
not knowing what the future will bring.
The fact that the Bulgarians, have met,
and" defeated the Russians In IobrudJe de
stroys the Allied legend "that Bulgarians'
would not fight against 'Russians.. The
Russians newspaper Dyen, according to
the semiofficial news agency, Is dissatisfied
with the Rumanian Otnerat Staff, which
seems to pay no attention to the Bulgarian
VIENNA ADMITS RUSSIANS'
ADVANCE EAST OF HALICZ
AFTER REPEATED ATTACK
VIENNA, Sept. , Ga'lns for the "jUal
elans east of Hallci and In the Carpathians
were admitted In the following eAetal,
statement aatea BeptetnBer , and ms
puMbi by the War OAka today;
Russian front, army group ef Arefc
duke Karl In the Carpathians, after
VtUnt attacks laattag all Uy. (tie Rus
sians gained small 'tdvaaia. uMser
to. eowjuor; tfrew ju
ri of frlikM LtaM We
of Zloczow, after strong artillery
preparation, the Russians attacked,
but the assault broke aown under our
Rumanian front Only actions be
tween reconnolterlng detachments have
ROVERETO CIVILIANS ORDERED
BY AUSTRIANS TO EVACUATE
TOWN MENACED BY ITALIANS
ROME, Sept, . The Austrian military
authorities have ordered the civilian popu
lation to evacuate Rovereto. The archives
are being removed to Innsbruck,
Rovereto ls ln tho Adlge vajley, twelve
miles south of Trent It Is surrounded by
several forts, some of which have been for
months under the fire of the Italian heavy
guns. Rovereto Itself Is within range of
Cadorna's batteries posted on the Rio
BRITISH AND FRENCH AGAIN
EXTEND GROUND IN ATTACK8
ALONG THE S0MME FRONT
.. ' LONDON, .Septi 8.
In a furious hand-to-hand combat 'the
British captured another trench from, the
Germans tn the sector of High iwpod
(Foreaux forest) last night. Says the of
ficial Veport Issued by the War race to
day HeaVy casualties were Inflicted upon
the Oermaps. .
fjerman batteries (were "Jtetye and 'a
agals certain Bri
The official report
A 4etach)et of German Troops tried4
to advance from Coureelette, but was
stopped. ' ,
PARIS, Sept 9l
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DR. JAMES W. KEATH
The nmputation of his one remain
Inc Icr has not impaired the good
spirits of "Doctor Jimmy," who is
recovering from this latest opera
tion at Jefferson Hospital.
DR. KEATH GLAD TO LOSE
SECOND LEG; BARRED HIS
PLANS FOR BIG CAREER
Plucky Youth, Victim of Fall
While Student, Smokes While
PARALYSIS SET IN
Though Dr. "Jim" Keath now has no legs
at all. ho Is the happiest patient In Jefferson
His right leg, which had been paralyzed
since a fall broke his back In his student
daj s two years ago, was amputated nt the
Jefferson Hospital yesterday. Two years
ago his left leg was taken off. No ether or
local anesthetic was used In either opera
tion While lying In his cot with a nurse
dressing the wound, Docto'r Keath, with his
habitually optimistic smile, told a reporter
for the Evenino Ledoek that now that his
last obstacle find been removed (meaning
his useless right leg), he was ready to begin
his career as an ear and nose specialist.
Smiling Jim Keath calmly smoked a
cigarette yesterday while Dr. Francis T.
Stewart sawed away at his leg. Frequently
he madq comments on the Job with a nervy
"Did It hurt?" Doctor Keath wos asked.
"Some," he replied. "You see, they had
to get up above the paralyzed part to make
the operation effective. But for two years
that blamed old leg has been In my way,
and I was mightily glad to see It coming off.
I parted with It like a man does with a
shoe that has been torturing his foot beyond
Dootor Keath forgot to tell the report
er that an hour after the operation he
ate a hearty supper Including chicken and
pumpkin pie, -but a nurse furnished these
facts to the reporter.
"What about tho future doctor? Is it
your plan to equip those stumps wp.fi arti
'The doctors," he replied, "don't seem
to think, that I will ever be able to swing
'artificial legs. They say my stumps will
be too weak to carry them. But I have
a taint hope that as time goes on I may
be able to wear a couple of very light
At this Juncture a nurse entered the room
and busied herself with dressing the stump
of the departed right leg. Smiling Jim
frequently Interrupted the Interview to give
directions. Using his elbows, he rolled
over so that the w6rk of the nurse would
be easier. Not even the faintest twinge
of pain disturbed the smiling face of the
man as the nurse applied the dressing.
"Doesn't, It. hurt, doctor?" he was asked.
"Oh, a little," he said, with one of his
rare smiles, "but do you know, I have
gotten used to pain. I found that you can
get used to almost everything In this
"Say, when I think of the way some of
those poor boys have been- shot up in Eu
rope I feel like a fortunate man. As soon
as I get out of the hospital I'm going to
locate in some town upstate and build up
an ear and nose practice. 1 feel hopeful
of the future,"
SHORE POLICE HOLD MAN WHO
TRIED TO REACH PRESIDENT
Vineland, N. J., Painter Held for Inves
tigation at Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, S?pt. 9. The police
are still holding "for Investigation" Charles
Rudy, thirty-three years old. a nalnter. of
Vlneland, N. J., who was arrested last night
mier ne naa repeatedly attempted to force
his way through the police lines to reach
President Wilson when the latter arrived at
the Pennsylvania station last evening.
"Let me go, let me go, I'm a personal
friend of Woodrow and must speak to him,"
Rudy told detectives, as he tried to wriggle
through the crowds.
VETERAN BELIEVED MURDERED
Found in Susquehanna
LANCASTER. Pa., Sept., 9. Murder, for
purposes of robberyt Is susptcted In the
death of Benjamin Rhoads whose body,
badly decomposed, was found In the Sus
quehanna at Ellis Island Thursday and
Identified today by Mrs Frank McConn. of
Marietta, with whom Rhoads boarded for
Rhoads was a Civil War veteran seventy,
one years old, and was known to have had
a considerable amount of pension money on
his person, He disappeared December 2?
GERMANS .AND TURKS MAKE
' DESPERATE EFFORTS TO STEM
ADVANCEJJF RUSSIAN AUMIES
PETROORAP.' Sept . German and
Turkish troops are making the most des.
perate efforts to stem the advance of the
Russians through Qallcla. The War Office
In its official statement today reported that
assaults by Qerman and Turkish i.n.
near Hallcs were repulsed, but that stub-
wiuiiinuni continues, in th Carpathians
the Russians have taken 500 more prisoners.
Following Is the official report:
German and Turkish troops counter
attacked on the Naraluvka River in the
direction of Hallci, but were repulsed.
Stubborn fighting -continues. We cap.
tured heights south of Baranev In the
wooded, Carpathians, taking 600 pris
oners. We also captured Xve machine
guns and a mountain battery of several
MeCarjmick te Cef h the Wt
NW YORK. Seat, Vaooe a JtoCor.
Uk. Democratic Natkwal ChairmaTwtH
Chjcajp next Tur4ay ooatr w&
'" wiww m route io irmianasjolM to
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II Generale Russo Letchitsky
Corca di Tngliaro la Ritirata
allc "Fbrzo Tcutonichc Che
Difencono Halicz '
UNA NUOVA OFFENSIVA?
3 ROMA, 9 Settemore.
t autorlta' miiuari umuio ...
ordlnato alia popolaslone civile dl Rovereto
dl evacuare la cltta OH archtxl del gp
verno e del munlclplo che rl troyavano In
Rovereto sono stall rlmossl e -trasporUtl
ad Innsbruck. 4
Rovereto, che e' a dddlci mlglla s eud
dl Trento. e' stata per parecchl mesl sotto
la mlnaccla del cannonl Italian! che le si
erano accostatl dalle balse del Mpnte Baldo
e dslla valle del Rio Cameras, tanto da
battsra Is fortlflcailonl austrlache del
Blaeno. L'offenslva austrlacl aveva rlmos
so In certo modo la mlnaccla Italtana con
tro Rovereto, rift la controffenslva Italtana
ha rlguadagnato le posUlonl ayaniate ac
centuando anche plu' la mlnaccla, V pos
slblle che II generale Cadorna preparl un
attacco decisive su Rovereto e che gll aus
trlacl, Mconoscluta la mlnaccla, abblano
ordlnato alia popolaslone civile dl evacuare
la cltta', come gla' fecero a Gorisla.
Notlxte gtunte qui dalla Pentsola bal
cantca dlcono che grandl mass dl truppe
russe bI Bono concentrate nellaDobrugla
per arrestare la raplda offenslva del but-garo-tedeschl
contro la Rumania. Queste
truppe russe combattono ora accanlta
mente. I bulgarl, rlnforzatl da austrlacl e
turchl, hanno avamato In due coionne.
Una, agll ordlnt del maresclallo von Mack
ensen, ha occupato la fortezia rUmena dl
Tutrakan, aulla destra del Danublo,
L'altra, marclando In vlclnansa delta costa
del Mar Nero, ha occupato 1 port! rumenl
minor) dl BaltJIk, Kavarna e Kail Akra,
nella parte plu' meridionals della Dobrug.a.
Tanto nella zona dl Tutrakan che In
quella costlera le forze rumene hanno
rlplegato davantl all'avanzare del bulgarl,
aspettando l'arrlvo del nnsl per dar bat
taglla agll lnvasorl. Nel tempo medeslmo
II grosso delle forze rumene si faceva strnda
nelle montagne della Transtlvanla. Ora le
truppe russe sono glunte In gran numero, e
se saranno vlttorlose contro 1 bulgaro
tcdeschl potranno Inlzlaro presto una in
vasions della Bulgaria dal nord.
IN TRANSILVANIA .
L'avanzata del rumenl In Transtlvanla
contlnua sempre. Vienna ammette ora un
ulterlore rlplegamento delle forze aus
trlache ad ovest della llnea dl Gyergo, o
Soda ammette cho I bulgarl hanno dovuto
nbbandonare Orsova, nelle vlclnanze delle
Porte dl Ferro, sul Danublo, che e' stata
occupata dal rumenl. Quest! sono penetratl
per trenta mlglla nella Transtlvanla, nella
parte settentrlonale, mentre dal sud avan
zano da Hermannstadt.
Sembra che lo Stato Magglore rumeno
sla declso a non permettere che le opera
zlonl offensive del bulgaro-tcdeschl nella
Dobrugla debbano menomare l'offenslva
rumena nella Transtlvanla, anche per II
fatto che l'arrlvo dl nuove forze russe In
Dobrugla da' at rumenl magglore ltberta dl
azlone contro l'Austrla.
I crltlcl mllltari londlnesl non danno ec
cesslva lmportanza alia caduta della for
tezza rumena dl Trutrakan e rltengono che
von Mackensen non puo' presentare alcuna
mlnaccla serta contro Bucareet; e st dice
anche che egll non ha al suol ordlnl che
due o tre division! rlnforzate da cavallerta
aiistrlaca e da alcune forze turche. In
tanto Bucarest nega umclalmente che ! bul
garl abblano, fatto prlglonlerl 20,000 rumenl
nellapresa dl Tutrakan, come fu annun
clato a Berllno.
Intanto si comlncla a notare una xerta
attiv Ita' sulla- fronts dl Salonlcco, do" che
fa supporre che azlonl dl fanterla, cloe' una
offenslva degll alleatl, sla 'mmlnente.
Sulla fronte delta Gallzla I russl contlnu
ano ad avanzare vlttorlosl contro gli aus-tro-tedescht
che sUarrano 1a etrada dl Lem
berg. II generalo russo Letchitsky mlnac
cla ora di tagllare la sola llnea dl ritirata
che e' rlmasta at dlfensorl dela fortezza
dl HaI-z, la cul caduta puo' verlflcarsl da
un momento all'altro. Conttnuando la
presslone del russl In questo settore, e' evl
dente che gli austro-tedeschi che dlfendono
Halicz dovranno rittrarsl per evltare dl
essere presl nella trappola che le forze dello
czar hanno teso loro.
News at a Glance
BUFFALO, Sept. O.-r-FIre causlnr S100,.
000 loss damaged three business places and
tied up heavy East Side traffic for hours
early today. A basket factory, wholesale
leather house and lithograph plant were
damaged. The fire followed a series of gas
riTTSnunGlI, Sept, P. Br. A. I.. Lewln,
member of the Board of Education, who
made an attack on State Health Commis
sioner Dixon for closing the schools on ac
count of Infant!! paralysis, failed to re
veal what was behind the closing order, as
was anticipated, In an address made before
the Commercial Club. He talked on
quarantines as a preventive of epidemics,
uuk ucvmrcu no quarantine coum' amount
to much unless It was effective. "To quar
antine the State of Pennsylvania In
case of any epldemlo would require
not fewer than EO.000 men at to a day; lo
other words, $100,000,000 a year. Imper
fect quarantine Is worse than nothing."
KIOA, N. D Hept. 8. George Kaitman,
head of the Eastman Kodak Company,
Rochester. N. .. Underwent nn nn.,.lln- l
his private car here for abcess, and today
a ou.kcuii, ut. a. v. juungan, a member
of the Eastman party, pronounced his con
dition Improved. It was said, however, that
the Eastman nartv. whth ha a .,. i......
three days on a hunting trip, would start
iuu.jt iur iiocnesier. Tney naa planned to
go to Wyoming.
POTI8VILLK, Ta.. Kept. . Themas
O Connor. Patrlrk WnrwM Thm.. -..
James Murphy, John Bobble and John
Bauer, bouncumen o: unrsrton borough,
have been Indicted for Illegally increasing
the debt of Gllberton. It Is alleged the
debt Is considerably over the limit whloh
the Councilmen had the .right to borrow
with the tonsent of the people.
CIIK8TKK, r,( g,pt, T1. Felten Fire
Conjpany, of this city, has given a contract
for a chemical englns and hose truck com'
binatlon wagon for S8800. When the wi
paratusarrlves, all of the equipment of the
Kelton Company will be motorized. It now
has a hook and ladder- truck and a flr.
engine. - "r
Republicans have, arranged for a "home
town" Indorsement of Senator .Bdge's gu.
bernatorial candidacy, to beThSd In Uis
armory of the Morris Guards September is
Judge John J. White, ef the Court of Erl
rors and Appeals, will preside and ad,
dresses will be made by Senator McCran
of Passaic County: Senator Kdge, ConJ
rndTlheV.801"1' ""; U .
AUKOBA, HL, Htpt. ,- "Hoth l'r.U..
Wilson and Charles B. HueT cSncwl trtr
thoughts In evasion and are contn. .
tickle the ears. of their hearers with ..,i
Hanly, Prohibition candidate for PraaMem
declared here to the opening seeeho hii
western eampalw ,tui tf1 of his
HAUBUR, 1 t-O Hu4'
aad wvwlrMtHM ef lafantlte patauiu
INM seorte4tith4. Mat. DeSartSSJ
of Health siace. jwv R hKJZ?2
City News in Brief
SCHOOL OARDKX prises were awart'-i-lo
Jsmes Flnnlsdoro, Kllen de Ignask
Henry d'Ahtonlo. R6s da Rlceo, Johh i
Carlo nnd Louisa de Rlceo by Miss Ellst.
new usner, uirccior oi inn vvayne play,'
A XH1V IIIOnWAYS loan fee n.,W U ta
advocated by William Struthers Kills, Vjvj
JIHUnur luniwiiij. lUMiiiiinaiuuir, CrtSf
months of rosd construction study. Road,
cspable of resisting modern heavy fame
are necessary, he says.
VVKAKKNI.NO OCKAN Iret.ht rales art
evidenced by the fact that the NorwegiAn
bark Btoreb-oro and steamships Thor L
Marga, Margarita and Slraa are at thg
Delaware Breakwater awaiting orders.
rOTF.NTIAL rOI.ICI-.MF.N'B names wer.
made publlo today by the Civil Service Com.
mlaln ThA nftllrA fnroaj UI .. .
creased by 600 patrolmen from the list of
7 6V cuglDie apimcaniH.
MOTOnnoAT VIOLATORS to the num.
ber of 160 of Government equipment ret
ulatlons, were summoned before the r,.
veor of the Port to pay fines aggregating
T1IRKK MEN WT.BE attacked la ai
gang" fight at Second and Jefferson"
streets early today. James Kane. 1(1 1 ir X
erlck street. In St. Mary's Hospital, may,"
die of a knife wound. The others Intnr."
are John Mulgrew, 123 Jfferson street, ard'fj
.iHiuca uurno, o vcsl uxioni street. Tht J
,.v..vu w. ... . .v... ....-., Diicgw (.
lion arrcstea bimon uaia, .Matthias Klem
en, John Roth nnd Nicholas Strunk, who
were held In J1000 ball each by Magistral
Yates for further hearings,
EDWARD N'ESHIT, negro, thlrtr yttp.
old, 923 South Fifteenth street, worklnr ln1
a building being razed at Seventeenth anali
uatnarine streets, was strucK on the btdt'i
oy a one-ton Deam wnicn zeii from a scat.
fold today. At the Polyclinic Hoaniui '-
where he was taken, It was said his back '
mignt db Droxen.
DEATH OF a tailor during a tterm st
sea was reported Dy tne Norwegian bark
storegut, wnicn arrived yesterday from
Havre after a voyage of forty-five dtvi.
The man, who was aloft, was thrown a, J
distance or sixty xeet to tne deck of th .
vessel while ehe was being pitched about.
JOSErit YKKSni, of 2181 Summer ttretk,
fell Into a thirty-foot excavation at a
bakery at Twentieth street and Indiana avt- J
nue last night nnd was severely injured.
Tne noie is ror tne installation or a r.
nt.n "V-Kalrl t,un ta1n tn im W-m..).
Homeopathic Hospital suffering from son- i
erai cuts ana Druises.
MANY FIIILADELrillAXS are ...-
the military students hurrying to Platts- 2J
burg, N. Y., on the ehoro of Lake Cham
nlatn. for the onentns of thA SentArnhL.'
training camp. Students of the August ';
camp, wnicn Droke up vvednesday, returnea
home Thursday. Among the Philadelphia
uho will attend the September camp are'
Beauveau Borio, Jr., Craig BIddle. Spencei t1
C. Iarge. raul Denckla Mills, John Melrt,
John B. Stetson, Jr., George Henry Stetson.
William A. Wledershelm, 2d, and William 4
A MUI.E ATTACHED ta narnn .l'
RtTlh flnd rPAn RtrAta r..Ant1 h - v'l
proacn or nert McDonigai, twelve years old.
of 618 Cedar street, and kicked him fromtbt ,
street to the sidewalk. Tho boy's injuries 1
were attended to at the Cooper Hospital
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.fuAJiacj Dvxjr, iaax gave joagmeni lawji
the sum of 148 ( to John H. Pettltt against 2 1
the West Jersey and Seashore Rallroaliilll
Pettltt was an employe of the road anif)'
on June 30 fell from a scaffold upon whleajKl
ha was working. The. award represented
niteen per cent or his wages for 400 weeta'p
THE OFFICE of the county clerk wtl
remain ujjen irom i p. m. to 9:ou p. m,
Monday night In order to give alt electlftsj
ofllcers an opportunity to get the necessary 1
Ktinnll fni IhM flrat r-mtrtmtm tlnn At . 1
A RUT IN the road to Atlantic City,'
causea Dy tne storm, overturned the auto-;
mobile In which Vincent Imperial, of tli
Carpenter street, Philadelphia, was driving
ana threw him to the ground. He was takes
to the Cooper Hospital, suffering severs.'
Ul UIDCDi r.
THE LOSS of a 820 gold piece so .si
gered William Graft, of 320 North Frost,
street, that he started a fight with Albert
1;. Hampton, a conductor on the Publlt
Service Railways, and broke his glasses. HV
was held under $300 ball for court by Re-'
Pftwti filnplrhftiis. tht MA.nln. .
BUSriCIOTJS ACTIONS of a nesro i
Fourth street and Kalghn avenue this
morning caused Detective Fttzslmmons t,
arrest htm, the officer having been Invest!-.
gating the robbery of the home of Mrs JUw
a. Collins. He was walking down the streefJ
with his prisoner when Mrs. Collins cam
from her house and said, 'That's the man."
Wherefore Recorder Stackhouse sentences
the man to thirty days in the county prlseu
nnmps np mkmptits SAirnns l
REACH WASHINGTON T0NIGH!
Hospital Hhip Will Arrive with Vlctia
of Tidal Wave
WASHINGTON, Sept 9. The Unltejj
States hospital ship Solace, bearing .t
bodies of nine of the sailors who died wh
the cruiser Memphis was wreclcel by'lj
tidal wave In Santo Domingo harbor.i
reach the Washington Nayy Yard tunlM
Six of the victims will be burle 1 at t
homes and the other three In Arlint
Cemetery onday morning with full .
Religious services wll! be held at
navy yard at 9 o'clock Monday, aft
which the bodies will be borne on cI
to the cemetery, accompanied by an hoa
ary escort of eight Bailors and eight
cat tiers from the gunboat Dolphin to f
cMsson ana a nrmg squad of twintyti"
Those who will be burled hero are Arth
H. Porter, first-class fireman, of Park
ianaingi fa. ; Kiphard qulnn, water tew
of 44 Bergen street, Brooklyn, and an '
loentinea man. .
The following will be sent to their hon
George W, Rud. chief machinist's m
Minneapolis; Walter Copious, coal .pa
Hempstead, N. Y. : L. L. Crosier, flrst-a
fireman. Marlonvllla. Ta A. -T Andtrw
second-class fireman, Philadelphia ( , I
i-iancK, water tender. Trenton. N. J-
James H. Townsend. first-class flren
TOO ITE TOR CUtBHrVlOATIOK'i
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vK7iVfWWC'!' "epleinbtr s, lie tuo.
WILLIAM F buaband of Martartt Cr
on or in. jtt. Patrick and Mrirt
ferfjn his 61th year. Dut notice of tm
Will tM iVAH.
WATK1N8 On Btptembtr . 1H. BU,
T.. ton of Jinn Alwtntftr .and J'Mlt
.'". s monms. ntitllvtt ana rt"
Invlttd to attend tho funeral ttrvlctt, o .
? P, m at bis psrtntt' nnm
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