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TO CONFER HERE
New York Han, Holding
Three So-Called Worth
j less Policies, Arrives
WANTS ACTION IN COURT
Situation Hero Like That Which
Caused Armstrong Inquiry,
j Says T. M. Alexander
A conference of Philadelphia policyhold
er of the-Pension Mutual X.lf Insurnnco
Company, of Pittsburgh, which has deficit
of more thnn I). 000,000 and which Is one
of. th life Insurance companies controlled
by Jjjmdon D, Wood, ao-called "Insurance
Wliard of America," li belnir arrnnfred to
day by Thomas M Alexander, of New York,
formerly secretary to United Stales Sen
ator Oicar W. Underwood, of Alabama.
Mr. Alexander, who la holder of three
pellet In the Pension Mutual, which Is
now In the hands of a rocelver, nrrlved
hero yesterday. ...
Mr. Alexander announced that he Is plan
Bin with other policyholders to nie n peti
tion In the courts which would result In an
Immediate Investigation of tho Inner work
tncs of "Wood's company. It Is Mr. Alex
ander' opinion that ft condition exists In
Pennsylvania Insurance clrclos auqh as
existed In New York prior to tho Armstrong
Investigation of New York lnsuranco com
panies. POLICIES CALLED WORTHLESS
According to .Mr. Alexnnder, ho has been
Informed by Deputy Insurance Commis
sioner Stoddard, of New York, that his
policies In thd Pension Mutual have nu
value, and that ho has been "buncoed."
"I am firmly convinced," said Alexander,
"that this company must have secret Infor
mation as to tho applicants who are turned
down by tho othor companies or who tiro
rated too high. I feel this because of tho
odd clrcumstanco under which I was In
sured. "I felt that I had nrrlved at the tlmo In
llfo when It was necessary to provldo for
my family In enna of death, nnd tho best
manner to safeguard them naturally Is
through lnsuranco. I had npplled to ono
of tho old lino companies and a physician's
examination was such that I wan rated ten
years higher. This meant, of course, thnt
I would have to pay n higher premium.
"I let the matter drop for a tlmo, feeling
that within a nhnrt period I would accept
the old lino company's policy. One night
while at my work I was npproached by
Fellows, who said :
" 'I understand you need some Insur
ance.' "I told him yes and wo flnnlly got to
business. A physician wns sent to me, nnd
bis examination after tho other company's
was a juko. Ho tapped mo a coupto of
times and said that I wns O. K. and I got
th? policy on tho basts of my exact nge.
The. number of tho flrnt policy wns 4330 nnd
the face of It was 12500. I paid my first
yearly' premium In March. It was 183.18.
In IJovombcr of that year I decided that
I would take out another for tho same
amount. I did, It was UID and cost mo
ISC. 3 for the first premium. In January
of this year I took out another, 3710, for
S5000, and I paid a premium of 1130.95. All
of these premiums nro raid to dale.
"Now, I cannot afford to lose this money,
nnd I am certain that the other policy
holders cannot. My financial transactions
nro 1347.77, which tho Pension Mutual has
collected, nnd I want Justice to myself
nnd the others. Wo havo no gunrantoo If
we go Into tho International Llfo, which Is
barred from Now York and Massachusetts,
that wo will not havo another finale IIIco
tho Pension mess, I think that if tho Pen
sion Mutual policyholders will only got to
gether and hold a meeting wu can get Into
court and reveal this whola business. I
should ll)(o to get Into communication with
others like myself,"
Insurance Commissioner O'Nell may
coma to Philadelphia next Tuesday to at
tend the hearing In tho United States Dis
trict Couj-t whore Samuol AV, Cooper must
how cause why he should not vacate tho
receivership of the Union Casualty Com
pany. Mr. Cooper, an attorney In tho Lincoln
Building, was appointed to that office by
Judge Thompson at tho request of the
Union Casualty Company, but when Judge
Thompson made the appointment ho did
not know that Mr. O'N'ell had previously
naked tho Dauphin County courts to name
Slnco then tho Dauphin County courts
have named Mr, O'Nell receiver and have
ordered a dissolution of the company. The
Insurance Department has been hold up
temporarily by tho conflict of authority,
nnd It Is expectod that Judge Thompson
Will order Mr. Cooper to vacate his oince,
thus following tha course of the Pittsburgh
Federal Court which, In the same way, was
led to appoint a friendly receiver to the
Pension MutunI Life Insurance Company
while the company was vainly fighting
ngalnst tho appointment of a receiver in
the Dauphin County courts. The ery next
day the Federal court In Pittsburgh vncated
its appointment, after expressing Its wrath'
at having been misinformed as to the actual
Continued from I'nie One
fresh attacks, compelling the Itusstana to
give further ground.
It Is the evident aim of Von Mnckensen
to break through from the Oltox and Trotus
Valleys, cut the Piatra-Itlmnlk Itallroad
nnd envelop the Russians that are fight
ing north and south of Fokahoni.
TEUTONS HALT FRENCH
ATTACKS AT VERDUN
BEP.LJN, Dec. 30.
, German troops yesterday repulsed sev
eral French attacks, preceded by strong
fire, and launched against positions on
Dead iron's Hill held by the Oermabi, to
day's offlclul report asserted.
Temporary Increase of fire northwest of
Lille, on the Sommo. and especially on the
north bank and at Isolated sections of the
Alsne front, with repeated repulses of Brit
ish and French patrols, was detailed In to
day's official statement.
FIGHTING ON WEST LINE
SHIFTS TO VERDUN
LONDON, Deo. JO The scene of the
winter's hardest fighting on the western
front has been shifted from the flomma.
tctor to Verdun. Using picked troops
transported from the Sommo area, tho Ger
mans have launched an offensive movement
en the western side of the ileuse.
It U the evident Intention of the Crown
Prince to attempt to gain dominating posi
tion on H left bank of the Mouse In order
to put th iccently won French positions on
the eastern plde of the Metis under a cross
are from German guns.
There wag violent cannonading on both
sidea of the river last night, followed with
Tha Germans are trying to extend their
positions around Hill No. 101 and on the
southern slopa of Dead Mart's JIJI1. but
their effort) war met with Powerfuf French
It i now evident that tho Frenotf had
Uimed of tha German plans for a new
drtvo os tha Verdun front' and shifted
I poops toaro to meet it This accounts for
tivt announcement that tha British have
token over more of the Somme line.
Ttia British War OfHco. In a statement
iMUMd early today, reported a uMsful
U4nMV a'-taok against German trajwaas
mm at La Sara nnd bombardments along
tlw MM'ttarn end of tha Soouna front It I
" tha kws of aa asroDlane. I
OWES LIFE to illness
Attack of Indigestion K-cpt U S. Envoy
From Voltaire, believed Lost
CLEVELAND, O. Deo 30 Daniel F
Moortey. United States Minister to Para-
'giiay, owes his liberty and possibly hi
lire to an acute attacic or indigestion
In n, letter to his brother, Btate Senator
Charles A Mooney, today, tho Minister said
he had engaged passage on the Lamport
and Holt liner Voltnlre from Liverpool tn
New York, but was forced to cancel It be
cause of tho Illness.
Tho Voltaire has been missing for sev
eral weeks, and supposedly has been sunk
by a submarine or captured by n raider.
INTRIGA PER LA PACE
DIco Cho Abbia OlTerto
LA SVIZZERA E LA GUERRA
ItOMA, 30 niccmhre
SI trovnno qui n Homa da un pezzo Giu
seppe Cnlllailx, 1'ox presidents del con
slgllo frnnccso. o sun moglle, e la preaonza
nella cnpltale ltallnna e' molto common
tata o destn curloslta' Bombrn cho Call
laux sla Impegnato oul In una propagnndi
n favoro delta paco, ed In nlcunl clrcntl si
dice die egll nbbla rnccomandato nel clrcolt
noutrnllstl, dovo enlste ancora nn sentlinento
favorovolo alia Oertnnnla, una tinea dl con
l6tta frnnco-ltnllana cho C per lo mono
Borprodonte. Pare cho cgll abbla dctto cho
In aermanla sarebbe prcparatn a fare alia
Francln un trattamento nssal gencroso e
a costrlmtere I'Auntrln n faro all'Italia con
dizioni cho eodlsferchbcro tutto o quasi tutto.
10 suo operazlunl nazlonall. La Oermnnlii
chlcdcrclibo como sola cnndlzlono cho lo sla
lnnclnta mnno libera contro la Hussln, hi
Humanla, a git altrl statl balcanlcl In tal
tnodo csna patrebbo corenro compcnsl per I
sner lie! cho farebbo a fnrebbo faro nU'Atis
trla a favorc dclla Francla n della'Italln
SI Ignora no quenlo Idea Alarm state rl
rovuta beno nel clrcoll noutrnllt.tE Itnllatil,
ma si sa cho II governo Itnllano e' stato
Informato dl qucsto manovre cd abbla avuto
In mento dl premiere mlsiiro dl rlgoro conlro
chl la facen 5', dice cho Calllaux non c'
rlusulto ad otlonero im'udlcnza ilnl papa
aobhene la nlguora Calllaux abbla fatto
otlo dl nmiigglo vefso pnrecchl nltl prelatl.
Calllaux ccrco' nncho ill avvirlnaro un ex
presidents del Conslgllo Itnllano la cul
I en It a' verso t'Intes.i ' nl dl ooprn dl ognl
scspetto, ma trovo' la porta rhlusa
Para che Calllaux nan dobbn rltornaro
presto In Francla. Qui ul rltlene olio lo
manovre duo olano In dlrctta relazlono con
quollo In cul si o' avventiirnta ila qualchu
tempo I'nltu flnnnza Inlcrnnzlonnlc.
II dlrcttoro del Itostn del Cnrllno, dl
Ilntogna. lui pubbllcato net suo glornale una
lntervlnta ila lul avutu con II presldento
delta Canfcdarnzlone svlzzera, Schultheia,
11 qualo gll nvrabbo detlo:
"II governo dclla Svlzzera non lin nulla
a uhq,voilero con la nota dol preHldintn
dcgll Statl Unltl. II Conslgllo Fcdcrnlo si
mlso In comunlcazlnnc con II goerno nmert
canci per napcro so qucHto lntcndevn dlro
qlinlchn cosa u favoro ilclla paco, o rlco
votto sompllcemcnto una copla ilollu nota
Invl.itu alio po'cnzn bolllgerantl.
11 Conslgllo ha declno dl nppngglnro la
nntn, Insplrnto da un nrdento tlcalilerlo dl
vedcro presto flnlto lo nofforcnzo emisnte
da qucotn tcrrlblto gucrra, dcllo quail la
Svlzzera ha prove quotldlano con II numcro
dcgll Invnlldl a del borghesl Intcrnntl da
"lo non so quale sara' II fato dcllo pro
posto dl ncutrl ma In ognl en bo a' beno
dlro cho la Svlzzera non ha nlcuna Inten
zlone dl Ingerlrsl dcgll nffarl de bnlllgc
rantl. Ma eRsa uonsldera nnche suo dovere
far conoscero loro cho' o pranta nd alutarn
tino iicamblo dl veduto quaiora una cosa
simile sombrl nccettablto."
II presldento dlsso dl csscro molto mora
vlgilato dcllo vocl sccondo cut era, da
lemorsl un tnntatlvo dl vlolazlono dclla
neutrallta' delta Svlzzera, cd agglutmo:
"Non postj conceplro cho alcuno del
bclllgcrnntl accarezzl l'ldra dl far passare
lo sue truppe attrnvcrso II torrltorlo
nvlzzcro Una cosa slmllo non torn-rbbo ill
certo a vantagglo dl chl la tcntnsHo Oltro
nlio grandl dimcolta' del tcrrcno, gll Invasorl
nvrobboro n faro con la rcslstenza doU'cser-
clto e dl tutto ll popolo dclla nostra repub
bllca. "II mlo pneso conosco una sola forma dl
neutrallta'; la neutrallta' assoluta. Ccr
chtamo dl non sbagllarcl au qucsto punto.
Dnvnntl nd un pcrlcolo esterno, non Im
porta da qual parte venga. la Svlzzera sara'
unltn, nonostanto lo dlfTorenze dl razza e
Iorl Hern 11 Mlnlstero Jolla (luorra pub
bllcaya II segucnto rapporto dol generala
Cadorna circa la ultuuzlono alia fronto
Sulla fronto del Trcntlno l'artlgllerla
e' stata spcclalmente httlva. Plccoll
scontrl si sono uvutl nclle vlclnnnze dl
Sano, In Vol d'Adlgo, o sono termlnnti .
a nostra favoro.
Nolla zona dl Oorlzla II nomlco ha
bombardato U cltta' ud I sobborghl
senza pero' faro moltl dannl.
Sull'attoplano del Carso nella gtor
nuta di lerl l'artlgllerla ha contlnuato nd
cssero attlva. Lo nostra batterln linnno
cannonegglato colonno ncmlcha In
marcla sulla strada Urestovlzza-Selo.
Un piccolo uttacco tentato dal nemlco
contro le poslzlon) cho no occupammo
recentementa a sud del Monte Falti e'
stato da nol prontamento resplnto.
MAN IN HIS SEVENTIES
' TO MARRY WOMAN FORTY
"No Occupation," Answers O I d
Widower to Licenso Bureau
J. Charles Burrlll, aged seventy-two
years, of Newtown, Pa,, today obtained n
marrlago license to wed llachel 13. Hol
combe, aged forty, also of Newtown, llurrlll
stated In his application for a license that
he has no occupation. Ills first wife died
In January, 1K15. The couple will bo
married by the Ilev, Oeorge L. VnnAllen, pf
P,utledge, Delaware county, Pa.
Other licenses Issued today wcret
Norb.rt V. ltau.oh, 113 N. lBth St., nj Hat.
tie H. HettU. Un Hamouil t.
Thomss Spjovf, 1350 N. Krsnkiln it., and Ilose
iiecd. l.'S.) N. Krsnkl n at.
Arthur Ilalaamo. IlrookUn, N. Y., and Krnlly
nulnika, Trenton. N. J.
BJward C. Qtlipi, 2100 Church Une, and Mary
Curi K Dnt. 131 N. OSd st., and Lucy V.
Italph B. Woodward. Sill Chestnut at., and
Laura a. MarCllntock. 8(6 Wharton at.
John Marco, 1603
Kvdaral at, and Marsaret
1HS.1 H th at., and ynnla
riisirins iu a
nd-lmM ""fll H Olh
William H. Wjlaon. 1T1 1 Ta.ktr at, and Laura
Ssmual Ualtamsn. 831 ft. Oth st, and llrtha
Uach. SIS B. TtU at.
Howard W. Adama. 8341 Queen Ian?, and Irene
Kendall, S3 IB Crcarent at
Gordon V, Inhart SO N Doyla at . and Mary
U Wlnlatorfer, till IMsIng Hun ave. .
Abraham I.vln, Hi Uladatone at . and Anna
Pavla. 10iS B Franklin at.
Uainual J. P, Marshall. IT H. . 8h at, and
Laura U Bhaabau, itOA.8 24th at.
Clifford E. ltlckard. ithi Ulrard ave.. and Htltil
V Thompaon. 4043 Olrard av.
Arthur B. Maratara. Paulaboro. N. J., and Clar
B. Morten CamurnUa. Uaii.
Homar U OravtiK SOS) N. 33d at , and Leon
Cranwr, 3VSS N SSd at
Clarenos Hrallli 3S13 Mtretr st and Mabel
M. 1'urvla. 3)13 Uarcar at
Clartiua WllllasM. SIM B. Stella at . and
Katbyta Hndl. S1S4 Ormts at
m'-nrd K Wa.ntr. 520 K rabot at, and
Mrax M Bfthanls. SWI B. Caljot at.
Barney "roay. iwroir. v-onn., ana Kata urc.n
burg. 2640 h Maraball at
WeinJ, A Suteh, loft w. 1
1A38 K. I5lb at., an4 JUUU
A Mint oh. 10B1 B Cna.dvlk mt.. anrl
J. U9a IOZL UliniKUJ (.
"" .r" a -I.la n.lt..l" -J. -
lunr, Ku. joia orwn at., na itutb e.
Hsrary llpwtfbt Jr Willow qgO. Fa.. nd Jd-
i tu Stanm Wyncot P.
J-, kh ' lr rh Htad.ntf. fa., tad Qftru4
11 tb 4t.
EVlSISflJlG LEDGEK-PHILAljIlLPHIA, SATURftAY, nKCESffiBB 3ft.
VARE LEADERS OFF
BfWlwirowVil. ""lain f'4BwfjS''?!x h 'TlranHIS HLj K SVTifTSirTiMH
mmr$hz z , 1
houih l'hilaiiuiphm Htolc n intuch on tho l'enrosc-MeNichol l'uction when tho Vnro urotlieru nnd their uliifl
left for the Stnto capital on nn early trnln today for tho final fight on the speakership. From left to right nro
Stato Senator Edwin II. Vnrc, Conirrcsstnnn William S. Vnro, John V. Cummins, Stnto Senator W. W. Smith,
Michael Smith Bennett nnd Jnmcs C. Wobcnsmith.
Heads Will Fall
in Speaker Fight
Continued from I'nue One
Cnpltnl Illll believe that tho resignation!)
rptUiRted yesterday nro but tho first In n
warfare of pompleto elimination or tho
Pennine rnctlon from the Hill. Tho Pen
roso men who still hold Jobs In Ilnrrls
btlrg today cither left for their homes to
remain tlioro until tho skips have rlcnrett,
or aro remaining In Hnrrlsburg Idle. Not
a wheel Is turning today In nccnil of tho
department nt Ilnrrliburg
With tho orgnnlzatlnn of tho Legislature
only three days on,' tin- deluge of utnto
ments and claims nnd counter-claims per
sists, and both factions aro claiming vic
tory In advance of the ciiipuh to bo held
In Hnrrlsburg Monday night.
DOTH CLAIMKD YOST
Thnt tho light la considered clono, how
ever, nnd that both sides ore confused over
tho Hltnatlon. was shown tnilaj when both
tho Penrose forces, who arc supporting
Illchard J. Ilaldwln, of Delaware County.
In tho speakership fight, nnd tho Vnro
Ilrumhnugh fmceii. who are lining tip the
otoH fur IMwIn It C'nx. of Phllndclphln,
contended that. II Jtffcrson Vost, of Schuyl
kill County, who died Into Thursday night,
was aligned with thorn.
Tho Ilaldwln men, through Auditor den-crnl-clcct
Snyilor, ono of the Schuylkill
County Ic'idcrs, usiert that Vost has nlgneil
tho pledgo to vote for Ilaldwln In tho cauno
Tho Vorcs hao countered with tho claim
thit: Vost and another Srhtiylklll County
member. Adam (' Schncffcr. aro Hcuten.tntH
of Paul Ilouck, uorkmcn'N comiieiii.itlon
rofcreo In tho nnthrnclto dl.itrlct, and thnt
he wan pledged to oto for Cox.
Tlio scene of battle was transferred to
Ilarriiliurg today Tho lenders of both
fnctlorm kept making statements'.
Senator I'enroco ngnln claimed tho elec
tion of Ilaldwln was nsinrcil. Penrose sta
tisticians clnlm more than 110 oles for
Ualdwln on tho Unit bnllot at tho Itepubll
can caucus, whllo they concede 4t to Cox
Ilaldwln, they; say. will havo 135 votes -on
tho first roll call In tho House next Tues
day. It requires 104 votes to elect
("nnirren-m.ln Varo has liooieil n. Rtnte-
ment denouncing both Penrose and Joseph
It. Orundv, head of tho Pennsylvania Manu
facturer.!' Association. William A. Mngee.
of tho Public Service O-mimlsslon, returned
the Penrose fire Ho denied thnt Attorney
Oeneral llrown's law linn had been favored
by the commission
Political circles were thrown into n tur
moil by tho Governor's action, and all sides
expect a campaign of henu-chopplng such
as H.trrlsburc has never seen before.
The dismissal of Ilreltlngcr waa no great
surprise, for he has been known to bo In
sympathy with the Penroso element, or at
least not highly enthuslnHtla In Bupport of
Governor llrumbaugh or of the Vares In
Philadelphia, whero Breltlnger lives He
wns formerly a member of tho State House
of Representative!), nnd Ib a member of tho
llroltlngcr'H dlbmlssal wut) greatly re
gretted by Stanley V. Mnstbaum, managing
director of the Stanloy Company, who said:
It Is rcgrettnbln that politics should
hne crept Into the ofllco of tho Stnto
Censor, and In snylng that I am sura
I am expressing the sentiments of tho
Pnromount Metro, Triangle nnd Vita
graph corporations, ns well as ninety
per cent of the motlon-plctura theatro
manngeiti of the entire State.
Mr. Ilreltlngcr Iioh ulways stood fpr
tho highest standardu and It wns only
recently that anvernor Brumbaugh. In
tho 1 1 re.son co of his secretary, sat In
my olllce and said that he knew Mr.
Dreltlnger to be an clllclent nnd thor
oughly upright official and that he
could uphold him In all his work.
The request Tor Itambo'a resignation was
u shock, although rumors that it Impended
havo prevailed on Capitol iiu for several
Tho Governor steadfastly refused to elvp
reasons for his action of yesterday.
In his ofllce In tha State. Capitol Superin
tendent Itumbo told of his recent relations
with tho Governor nnd nn Incident In which
State Senator Kdwln H. Vare played a stel
lar tote, both of which bear upon today's
Superintendent Rnmbo was appointed
by dovernor Stuart, on February 12, 1007
Already tho Urumbaugh-Vuro Cox ad
herents are preparing to boom favorites
for Itambo'a Job, If Indeed on the Inside
his successor hns not already been chosen
The man most mentioned at the Cox head
quarters tonight, however, Is William S.
Tunis, the llrumbaugh leader of Dauphin
County and a former member of the House
of Representatives. '
New Year Fetes
Continued trout I'ase One
brate this year. Fathers and mothers and
their young daughters and their young
daughters' sweethearts will all celebrate
together in a good, wholesome, Joyous fash
Ion. Prosperity seems to have struck every
body." Paul Arneswald, head waiter at the Hotel
Adelphla, was equally optimistic The
Adelphla has been elaborately decorated
for the ooeaslon. A table d'hote dinner will
be served there at any time Sunday night,
which will be supplemented with liquors
At L'Alglon Cafe. Improvident folk who
believed that they could obtain a. table by
ordering within the last weak were dis
appointed. Hvery plaoo wan taken. At
Kugler the management deierlbed the ad
vance orders as "unprecedented tn number "
There will be no danoing at tha eafea and
hotels until after midnight The Philadel
phia Hotel Men's Association agreed to obey
the law to It very letter. )
There will bo many hundreds of parsons
who will dlno before midnight however, ac
cording to Herbert C Crowhurst. assistant
manager of the Hotai Walton, and the other
faaturw of tha celebration will ba deferred
until early Monday morning1.
FOR SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT AT HARRISBtJT?a
CARRANZA STILL BALKS,
BUT IS CONCILIATORY
Bar to Agreement With U. S. Is
Pershing's Force Villa
WASHINGTON. Dec 30. Desplto the
fact that no direct mention Is tn-tdo In Oen
eral Carrniizii'n latest objoctlon to tho At
lantic City protocol to tho continued pres
ence of American troops In Mexico thnt Is
Iho chief reason lie holds for refusing to
Indorno tho document
It wns pointed out today thnt In refusing
to approve tho protocol, Corranzn brings
tho strongest possible Indirect objection lo
tho presence of the Pershing colmun by
pointing to tho Mexican understanding of
tho course tho discussions of tho Joint com
mission were to tnke.
Tho withdrawal of tho American troops.
In tho opinion of tlio First Chief, wns to
bo agreed upon Informally beforo other
steps wcro tnken for tho adliistmcnt of ex
isting International dllllcuttlcs. Ho could
not object directly to their presence. It wns
pointed out, au ho has novcr ofllclnlly rccog
nlicd their presence.
Secretary Lime, chalrmnn of tho Amer
ican section of tho committee, will not fore
cast tho notion of tho American members
boforo tho Cnrranza objections nro laid be
foro them. The fact that Carranza's ob
jections nro conciliatory In tone g.avo some
hope today thnt n busts for tho negotiations
with Mexico could bo reached.
Allies Will Outline
Peace Terms in Reply
Continued from I'nitr line
sla's draft w.is probably In Pnrls today,
with that of till tho other Untcnto powers.
Tho mesaago will go forward tlunugh Amer
ican. Swiss nnd Spanish dlplomnttc agents
In Paris, within tho noxt fow days, and Its
text will be mnda publlo from Pnrls beforo
noxt Wednesday. There was ono report In
London today that tlio public might bo In
formed of tho contents of tho nota this
In Knglnnd much significance In con
nection with Germany's plea for peneo was
ween in General Sir Douglas Hntg's review
of tho Sommo battle Tho Urltlsh Com-m:indor-ln-Chlr
summarized the result of
that fighting with the statement:
"Tho Sommo bnttlo hits placed beyond n
doubt the ability of tho Allies to gain
thoso objects" referring to objects for
which the Allies nro lighting. That Ger
many sent out her pence feelers beuauso she
realized, muong other things, that the
Sommo offcnBlvo wns Indication of her fu
tU)o dofent, wns suggested today.
Tho Morning Post took this view Quot
ing Hnlg's words, tho editorial concludod
"n these1 Hlmplo words, which must re
sound In German cart) like thunder, lies
the whole explanation of tho German pro
posals. Therefore, all thnt tho AllleH need
to consider la whether or not tlermiuy will
concerto tho objects for which tho Allies
nro lighting or will prefer to cnitlnuu to
resist until her resistance Is broken It
follows also that any suggestion m.ido on
the part of neutrals that n compromise
might bo effected la In fact nn attempt
tu rpnro Germany, nnd aa such Is a vio
lation of neutrnllty "
Air Fleet Reaches
City in "War" Test
Continued from Pine Ono
tho presence of a large crowd, Including
officers of tha Atlantic reserve licet nnd
tho Army Slgnnl Corps Within two min
utes after the first machine rose all of the
aeroplanes were In tho air. Circling over
the Held to reach higher altitudes, thoy
headed down the Island nt great speed
resembling a flock of great birds keeking
d.reotlon In preparation for the annual mi
When the twelve fliers got away from
the Hempstead station Lieutenant llaker
and Carroll, who were to Join thorn at Gov
ernor's Island, had not yet wheeled their
machines out of tho hangar. It vvas feared
that they would not get away in time to
Join tho (light None of the twelve filers
landed on Governor's Island, They passed
far out over the bay and continued over
Staten Island. After reaching Trenton tho
liters took a straight course to Philadelphia.
Captain J. Ii Curberry, of the aviation
section. V. 8. A., had charge of the flight,
assisted by Captain W. G, Ktlnrr, also of
the army aviation service. Captain J. II,
Stetson, Jr., was a passenger in Captain
The flight gives opportunity for the avia
tors to qualify for the reairvo officer's flying
certllloate. which will make them available
for tha second line of aerial defense.
The flight is expected to prove or dis
prove the value of hundreds of appliances
Invented for aeroplanes. A special test will
bo given the thermo-barograph. which meas
ures temperature, altitude and drift There
will also be testa of water hying clothing.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Monday Evening, January 8
Walter Damrosch Cond.
Julia Claussen, Soloist
Ueaerne beaU, lie to AT 1IWVK'8.
'BUCK' DEVLIN ELIMINATED
FKOM APPRAISERS' BOARD
Auditor General Ueplnccs Penroso
Lieutenant With Frank llynn,
Follower of the Vnrcs
IMwnrd (IJuck) Devlin, Penroso-Mc-Nlchot
leader of the eighth Ward, who has
served on tho Ilonrd of Morcantllo Ap
praisers during Its l.int term, wns not ap
pointed to the now board this morning by
Auditor General Powell. Devlin's plnco
was taken by Frank Ryan, Varo man, of
tho Thirty-ninth Ward.
This morning's nppolntmonts enme nftcr
the Auditor General had conferred with
City Treasurer McConch. Tho men named
for tho new board wcro Fredorlck A. Van
Vnlkonburn. Wllllnm H Flnley, Jnmcs A.
Carey, Frank llynn and John T. Crout
Snfc IlnhbcrH Killed Wntchmnn
riHCAGO, Dec. 30 Caught In tho act
of robbing n safe In the ofllces of Bishop A
Hamlin, conl operators, snfebldwers today
shot and Instantly kilted "Dad" Folger, tho
night watchman and escaped
at the Salon
Ju our teen examples of Fine Qoach
Wo7'k, individually designed 'and built to
ordei tIt the Salon only, Hotel Astor,
yev Fort, jfanttary 2nd to lotlj.
Stores MfimM Stores
ress & Daeciog Footwear
for Men at Geutiag's
that is "Different"
Cloth-top Dress Boot
I'attat Colt Leather, 7.
Light Dancing Pump
Turn sole models, Ideal for
dancing. Patent leather, 15.00
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Every Foot Professionally F"(fd 5TAr Geutintj Brotfar?
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HELD OP FOR WINTER
Mistak-o in Figuring by Con
tractor Causes Rescinding
of Award for Buildings
Owing to n mistake of $100,000 In tho
calculation of a municipal contracting firm,
little or no work will bo done this winter
on new dormitory buildings at tho home
for the feeble-minded nt Dyberry. Tho
building, tho contract for the conslrttctlon
of which wna let Novomber , nro badly
heeded, bo that congested conditions al
Hlocklry can be relieved
After mnny delays, the plans for five
dormitories, as drawn by Architect Philip
H Johnson, were accepted by Director
Kruscn, of tho Department of Health ant!
Charities, and proposals were naked. A
half dozen contracting firms submitted cs
tlmates, the 6G2.3t8 proposal of Mitchell
llrothers, 2120 Ilnce street, being tho low
est Tho next loweot esthhnte for construc
tion work wns .610,000, tho figure submit
ted by iMward V I-'ondcr.
Although tho estimates submitted wero
higher than Director Kruscn expected, he
finally made the award to Mitchell llroth
ers nt their figure of I5C2.318. Somo days
Inter the city ofUclnl received n reipicst
from tho firm of contractors, asking htm
to rescind the nwnrd mndo to tliem on tho
ground that they had Intondcd lo bid $082,
I 348, Instead of the flgtirn submitted, nnd
thnt If forced to llvo up to their contract
iti.v would face serious flnnnclnl loss. They
explained In detail that tho death of n
relative had caused tho member of the
firm making up Iho estimate to bo tinder
such mentnl stress that ho mntls an error
In his final calculations.
This explanation Director Kruscn finally
decided he had no power to accept nnd
ordered tho firm to proceed with tho work.
At this Juncture nn appeal was mado to the
Mayor, who had also been consulted by tho
Director as to tho contract.
Mnyor Smith, will) tho'fncts beforo him,
asked City Solicitor Connolly for an opinion,
nnd thnt official decided that the contract
had been let im tho result of a "mistake"
and thnt Director Kruscn would be noting
within his powers In rescinding tho ngYcc
ment This wns done nnd now bids for the work
will be received by tho Department of
Health ond CluirltlcB next Tuesday. Tho
delay mused by tho mlstoko puts n stop
to anything llko progress on tho work until
next spring nnd summer.
HKEWERS' SUIT CLOSES UAH
Attachment Served by Sheriff"
Somcrs Point Plnco
SOMKttS POINT. N. J.. Dec. 30. Tho
Sheriff of Atlantic County has. temporarily
nt least, accomplished something that tho
temporanco forces of Somcrs Point wcro un
nblo to do In their warfare a fow months
ago tcdueo the number of saloons In tlio
town of flOO persons across tho bay from
Ocean City. There nro now two hotels with
bars doing business there, tho third having
been closed by tho Sheriff by reason of an
attachment Isnued against Julius Hofmols
tcr by Philadelphia browors.
mlllUl 19 SIIIHI IIIC33, CUIICUI
ness, dignity, long service
and a glove-fitting last in
everv Geutinc dress and
dancing model with many inno
vations in design and construction;
exclusive at Geuting's,
Now Dancing Oxford
With flexible non-skid soles.
Extremely light-weight Pull,
16 Patent and T.50.
Famous SKbao I
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KARL ASCENDS THRONE
AS KING OF HUNGARY1!
Pomp, Despite War, Marka Pinal
Coronation Ceremonies in
"" . Budapest
nurJAPBST, Dee 10 Despite th t,t
that his emplro Is enraged n a detoerif.
atruiHtlo for Its existence, tho final cljl
monies today nt the coronation of rIVi
s Klrnt of Hunirarr wero markM ti
eplendor and brilliancy. """km ty
Thousands of persons, soldiers, clrliu..
nnd officers of Stale, had gathered hSL
from all parts of tho empire and the ellr
was In a gala attire with nags and buiu
The ceremonies of "coronation dar" i-.
pan at 7 o'clock this morning. All aneJS
customs wero followed The royal coueu
proceeded to tho church of St StatthVw l
a procession headed by the HutiATtai!
Premier. It Is part of the ceremon? IhVi
tho new King, on reaching a hill rnnt
point with Tils sword to tho cardinal tlni.
of tha compass, thus signifying his InhA
ttnn to tlfifonil dm e.e,n " "7 '?"":
enemies. After tho ceremonies the in!. 3
Klnance rode anionic tha oopulnce on hon.
back distributing gold coins. "
Tho crown of St. Stephen was taken Ia
the Church of St. Matthew yesterday JJ '
wan guarded all night by soldiers.
Tno costumes, especially those of Uia
ladles of tho court, wero beautiful Q0b
7,lta wore a whllo satin gown that, together
with Its gold ornaments, cost more than
Tho reign of tho new Hungarian Klnt
begins under Innusplcous circumstances ana
tn tho war. However. Ihn vm... V
Is democratic by naturo and popular, and t 9
there Is n universal belief that he will de M
everything In his power to bring about ait m
early poace. It Is understood that Karl M
i. i iiumiuv. ui tviutiiia in ininu.
NEW YOKK TRACTION MAN DIES 1
Operation Kills P, W. WhitritiRo, of v'
Ihirtl Avcnuo Lino
NEW YOIUC, Pec. 30. Frederick W
Whltrltlge, president of tho Third Avenue
Hallway, died nt tho New York Hospital
slmrtlv nfter noon today.
Whltrldgo wns operated on a fow days
ngo for nppcndlcltls. Pneumonia developed
nfter tho operntlon.
yU'HY you should ask
every life insurance
man whether he is a mem
ber of The Philadelphia
Association of Life Un
THIS organization is work
ing in YOUR interests. Its
members arc representatives
of RELIABLE companies.
THERE are 82 life insurance
companies, of which 12 are
domestic, doing business in
Pennsylvania. About one-half of
this number cither have not or
will not qualify to do business in
the states of Massachusetts, Con
necticut, New York and New Jer
sey. Every one of the companies
doing business in these states is
also doing business in Pennsylva
nia. THE question to .be answered
then is: Why should not
the people of Pennsylvania
be aiTortled the same protection
as those of the states mentioned?
It is the ambition of the Phila
delphia Association of Life Un
derwriters to sec that the insur
ance, laws of Pennsylvania are so
strengthened that the people of
this state will be afforded the
same measure of protection as
those of Massachusetts, Conecti
cut, New York and New Jersey.
IT means much to you, there
fore, and more to your
you arc insured.
That's w h y you
should really know
whether ymir life i a a n 1 1 a
. . mambera of tha
incfinrk niftii ,c in Kaflnnftl Aaioel
ntlon of Ufa
good standing in " .,$
" "" " ., . , ,,
the P. A
U. t ft n ii a rJ of
in in, nil
to tha lilt-hut
Place your life insurance in
ANY of the following com
panies, whose principal repre
sentatives are members of the
Philadelphia Association of
Equitable of New Yorlt
Equitable of Iowa
Home Life of New York
National Life of Vermont
New England Mutual
' New York Life
Provident Life & Trust
Sun Life of Canada
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