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PIIILADlSIiPIIIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1914.
VOL. I-NO. 49
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BACK BY ALLIES
Desperate Drives Against
Dixmude and Ypres Re
pulsed Heavy Artillery
Attack Demolishes French
A new German offensive movement
gainst the Allied lines at Diximulc
and in the neighborhood of Ypres
has been repulsed, according to the
official statement issued today by the
Paris War Office, which claims
alight advances in spite of the des
perate attacks of the invaders.
The fighting along the battle front
in Belgium and France has been
waged in heavy fogs, which make
the operations difficult. The Ger
man offensive was preceded by
terrific artillery duels, in which the
town of Bcthunc was partly demol
ished and smaller villages leveled.
The fighting has resulted in ad
mittedly heavy losses on both sides,
but the French report that their own
have been less than those inflicted
upon the invaders.
French and British warships re
duced two forts along the Dardanelles
lifter terrific shelling.
Cossack troopers in their mad dash
into Armenia have captured Kcpre
kioi, the main fortification on the
road to the strongly fortified city of
Erzerum. Fierce fighting marked the
attack on the city.
A Turkish battleship of the type of
the ex-German cruiser Breslau bom
barded the Russian port of Poti, ac
cording to official announcement.
Turkish troops invaded Egypt
Sunday, according to Constantinople
official statements. The natives are
expected to aid the invaders.
Russian warships of the Black Sea
fleet have been driven to cover in
Russian ports, says the Turkish
statement. On the other hand, it is
said the Russians have left their base
to protect their coast towns. Fur
ther, it is said, the Czar's fleet has
emerced from the Bosporus and is
preparing to engage the Turkish
squadron. A great naval 'battle is
The Russian forces have penetrated
into German territory on the Silesian
frontier. Entry into the province
' jof Posen at Pleschen marks the in-
Jitial advance of the Czar into the
lenemy's country from the east.
jPleschen is less than 200 miles from
(Berlin. The retreating German armies
are drawn up along the banks of the
Warthe River, which roughly parallels
I the Silesian frontier.
Berlin explains the retreat of the
I German army as designed to hold
the Russian advance in favorable ter
ritory, protected by strong entrench
ments. In East Prussia the forward move
ment of the Russians continues, and
Petrograd declares that the Germans
have been cleared out of northern
Poland along the Thorn-Mlawa line
and hold ground only in one impor
tant position in the vicinity of Wir
ballen. Petrograd reports continued ad
vance in Galicia and a resumption of
the interrupted advance toward Ber
lin by way of Cracow.
Arrangements were effected today
for the formal surrender tomorrow of
Tsing-Tao. All Japan is celebrating
the fall of the German fortress. The
Mikado has issued a message praising
the valor of the Anglo-Japanese
forces. Twenty-three hundred pris
oners were taken in the capitulation.
Political leaders in Tokio demand
that Japan retain possession of the
German leasehold of Klao-Chau as a
fruit of victory. The populace also
clamors for this addition to Japan's
Following Arab attacks upon Ital-
Concluded on Page Tour
CHANGES IN ABMY STAFF
General Scott Expected to Succeed
WASHINGTON. Nov. .-The appoint
ment of Brigadier General Hugh Scott
as Chief of tho Army Staff, to succeed
Major General Wotherspoon, Is expected
this week. General Wotherspoon, who
has held the position since General Wood
was i!gned to tb command of the
Department of the Eait. retires on No
vember IS, when he reaches fhe age limit
of II. y
General Scott 1 now Assistant Chief of
Staff, and there is speculation aa to who
will succeed him. Those most talked of
are General Fred Funs ton and General
For fhiU4ilpMa and vwfewty-
Cloudy mud eonlirwtd wl Uigkti
tomorrow gtntralty !&
ALEX BERKMAN SUBDUED
BY POLICEMAN WITH PISTOL
One of Several Anarchists Arrested at
Meeting In New York.
NEW TOllK. Nov. 9. Atcxander Berk
mnn. who served a lone sentence In a
Pennsylvania penitentiary for throwing
a bomb nt Henry C. Prick; Helen Uold
blntt, 18 years, known nB "Helen of
Troy," and her slstcn Lillian, together
with two other men, all alleged anarch
Ists, were arrested at 3 o'clock this morn
ing following an anarchists' meeting.
All except Herkman aro charged with
disorderly conduct. Ho Is accused of
interfering with a policeman. It Is allcg
cd ho tried to tako the latter'fl night
stick, but Herkman released his hold
when a revolver was aimed at him.
Becky Kdelsoi), recently acquitted at
Yonkers, N. Y., for harassing John D.
Rockefeller, was present, but remained
quiet and was not arrested.
TURKS RAID EGYPT;
MARTIAL LAW ORDER
Russian Fleets Reported
Fleeing to Cover From
Black Sea Sultan's
Forces Invade British Soil.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. D.
Martial law was proclaimed here today.
A number of arrests have been made and
same of tho prisoners have been oxecutcd.
Tho foregoing dispatch would seem to
conllrm a dispatch of last week saying
a revolt had broken out In Constantinople.
nOJIE, Nov. 9.
Official .announcement was made by the
Ottoman Embassy today that a Turkish
army bad Invaded Egypt. It was also
stated that tho Russian warships In the
Black Sea had bepn driven to shelter In
tho Russian fortified ports.
Tho following dispatch frtim Constanti
nople was given out at tho Embassy:
"With tho help of the Almighty, the
Turkish army crossed tho Egyptian fron
"Tho Russian ileet In tho Black Sea
has sought refuge In tho military ports
A statement by way of Berlin Is to the
effect tho Russian warships havo left tho
Rlnck Sea to "protect" Russian ports.
Whether or not they will challengo the
Turks, after passing tho Bosporus, re
mains to bo seen. However, a movement
of tho Czar's fleets, cither seeking
covering or tho enemy, appears certain.
Tho Ottoman lleot has bombarded
PoggI (Potl), causing heavy damage.
The English fleet haa departed from
tho waters of Akubu, leaving ono cruiser
It was stated seml-ofllclally at the Em
bassy that tho Ottoman commander ex
pected tho Inhabitants of Egypt to Join
tho Turkish army and tight against tho
English. No information was givon out
as to tho slzo of tho Turkish forces that
had Invaded Egypt.
The British military establishment In
Egypt contains 6W7. In addition thcro Is
a natlvo army of 17,000 men, In which the
higher posts are held by British officers.
Tho regular Egyptian army was dis
banded in 1SSJ, when England crushed
tho revolt of ArabI PaBha.
Tho present Khedive of Egypt, Abbas
Illlml. Is now In Constantinople, and it
Is believed that he will attempt to in
fluence tho people of his country In favor
of tho Turks.
An uprising in Egypt probably would
result In a revolt in Tripoli, and Italy
Is strengthening Its garrisons there. The
unrest In Tripoli Is already evidenced by
attacks of Arabs on supply columns.
ALLIES' FLEETS CRUSH
"Warships Reduce Fortresses on Coast.
British Consul Held.
LONDON. Nov. 9. FortB Sedle Bahr
and Kum Kale, In tho Dardanelles, have
been destroyed In the terrific bombard
ment by the British nnd French war
Bhlps, according to dispatches received
here from Athens.
Under tho direction of German officers
the Turks aro fortifying Alwrll, from the
neighborhood of which the Greek resi
dents are fleeing panlc-strlckon. Alva!! is
in Asia Minor, an important Beaport 23
miles southwest of Adramytl. It haa a
population of about 20.000, mostly Greeks,
and Is a modern town.
It is expocted that Alvall will be bom
barded and from there along the Smyrna
coast and even Inland the Greek residents
are trying In every manner to escape
from the fury of the Turks.
A British destroyer went to Alvall to
take away the British Consul, but the
Turks refused to let him so. He probably
will be held aa a hostage.
Two British destroyers bombarded the
telegraph stations at Barmoussak and
Ayasmat, their object being to cut off
communications. A cable through the
Gulf of Smyrna touches at those points
and connections are made with land
A Greek steamship that was unable to
get away from Alvall was sunk by the
TurkB. It was flying a British flag-.
CRUISER BRESLAU SHELLS
. FORTRESSES AT POTI
Ex-German Cruiser In Turk Opera
tions in Black Sea,
PETnOQRAD, Nov. 9. That the Ger
man cruiser Breslau, now a part of the
Turkish navy, has been in action in the
Black Bea, Is Indicated today In an offi
cial communication received from Tlflls
reporting the bombardment of Pott on
"A cruiser of the enemy of the type of
the cruiser Breslau bombarded Potl, Sat
urday," the statement declares. "The lire
was directed against the forts, lighthouse
and railway station. The Russian troops
replied with artillery and the cruiser re
tired after firing about 160 rounds, when
the Russian guna began to take effect.
"The danpge to the town was Insig
nificant. Seven Russian soldiers were
The official report from the military
authorities of Transcaucasia on the
operations In Turkish Armenia was sent
from Tiflla under date of November 7. It
"Oh November $ our troop, after
severe fighting, took the strong forUfSed
Pfl4lP at Keproklol, covering the road
U) Srxermn. The pursuit of the defeated
"Two Turtle diviaJM with pieces
e Held, artillery d several heavy guns.
Ceahidd ea I'sjo fcwo
DELEGATES OF TWO
ASK WORLD PEACE
American Federation of
Labor Makes Plea Against
Militarism and Competitive
Armament at First Session.
The convention of tho American Feder
ation of Labor, representing 2,020,671
organized worklngmen of this country,
convened at Horticultural Hall this after
noon. Acclaimed by all sides as the foremost
leader of organized labor In the United
States, Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation o Labor, was given
a rousing ovation as he raised his gavll
and the convention went into session.
The reading of the annual report of the
Executive Council of the Federation waa
first In the order of business. This re
port, equal In Importance, as far as the
members of the Federation are concerned,
to the annual message of the President
of the United States to Congress, re
viewed the progress of organized labor
during the past year, pointed out the
progress made by organized labor in the
realization of its aspirations and Ideals,
and Included recommendations affecting
all phases of American life.
Among the recommendations urged by
the executive cCuncll. and enthusiastically
reoelved, was the formation of an Inter
national society for the prevention of
war. Convinced that the greatest burden
of the European war and of all wars
must be shouldered by the working peo
ple, the council declared.
ARGUE AGAINST ARMAMENT.
"The working people, the masses of the
world's population, can end all wars If
they but have the Independence to think
and to give their convictions reality by
daring to do. Wars will cease only when
society Is convln'ed that human life la
realty sacred and when society estab
lishes agencies, International as well aa
national, for protecting ltvs.
"For years peace societies and organ
isations have presented arguments for
peaoe. They have adopted peace resolu
tions and have declared for various In
ternational sentiments, but they havo
made little effort to glvo these visions
reality in the organizations of society and
the relations among nations. A,ut this war
has shown that var cannot put an end to
"In addition to establishing a sentiment
and conviction for peace there must be
agencies established for the maintenance
of peaceful relations among nations and
for dealing with International Issues. Mil
itarism and competitive armament must
b abolished and tribunals for awarding
justice and agencies for enforcing deter
minations must be instituted. Interna
tional Interests and Issues exist Political
Institutions should be established corre
sponding to political developments.
With Impressing earnestness the dele
gates sat dewp to their work of review
lag the progress made by organized labor
la America during the last year and plan
ning for still greater work and secern
l41s tamest ts
The aorateg session was devoted to
Concluded en Fate Two
a ' vmm. ,.-
"WELCOME, A. F. OF L. !"
A. C. LDDINGTON,
SHOT BY ACCIDENT,
DIES IN LONDON
Well-known Social Worker
Wounded Just Before
Leaving for the Continent
in Ambulance Corps.
Friends of Arthur Crosby Ludlngton In
this city today learned with sorrow of his
death at St. James Hotel, London, follow
ing the accidental discharge of a revolver,
when packing his equipment for Red
Cross work In an ambulance corps on the
The body will arrive In New York on
November 11 on tho steamship Atlantic.
Interment will bo made at the family
burying ground at Lyme, Conn.
Mr. Ludlngton was welt known in so
cial and political reform circles, and his
loss to those laboring for a better era of
political activity, particularly In New
York, will be keenly felt.
The first news of the shooting, which
ocourred last Wednesday evening, was re
ceived by a man In Boston who was
cabled from London by a friend of Mr.
A telephone message was Immediately
sent from Boston to Charles II. Ludlng
ton, vice president and secretary of the
Curtis Publishing Company, at his home
In Ardmore. -
Mr. Ludlngton Immediately cabled In
structions to London regarding the dis
position of his brother's body.
On Friday last he received another
cablegram stating an Inquest had been
held and the verdict of accidental death
rendered by a Coroner's jury.
Mr. Ludlngton said today his brother
left New York some time ago for a trip
around tho world In the Interest of social
reform. It was his intention to visit New
Zealand and other countries in which
particularly effective social and political
progress had been made.
Mr. Ludlngton Intended to apply the
knowledge gained during his trip to work
in New York.
At the outbreak of hostilities his con
templated Journey was suddenly term
inated. He applied for admission In the
English army, but was rejected because
no Americans were being enlisted. Then
he volunteered his services to the Red
Mr. Ludlngton was SI years old. He
was a graduate of Yale University, class
of 18fle. and studied at the University of
Heidelberg In 1908. He also took a course,
at Columbia University In lfc and 181t
He was not married.
He was a son of the late Charles Henry
and Josephine Nuyes Ludlngton. A
brother. William H Ludlngton. of New
York, and three sisters Miss Katharine
Ludlngton. of Lyme, Conn.: Miss Mary
Ludlngton. of New YoVk, and Mrs. Ar
thur XH&t Qt LakevilW. Mass.. suuvive.
For thjwe years be was eonstsctsd with
a brokerage arm la New York.
RAGES IN READING,
Flames Sweep Through
Lumber Yard, 1 1 Dwell
ings and Cigar Factory,
Entailing Big Loss.
READING. Pa., Nov. 9. A spectacu
lar fire that had destroyed a lumber
yard, 13 dwelling houses, a three-story
Junk shop and part of the big six-story
Yocum cigar factory here by 1 o'clock
was still burning at that hour and was
defying effoVts of the city's entire fire
department. The damage at that hour
waa estimated as well above 51W.CO0.
One fireman was hurt while the blaze
waa at Its height in the cigar factory
when tho roof and part of tho fifth floor
celling collapsed. Dozens of his fellows
In the building Jumped aside Just In time
to avoid being crushed. He was hurried
to a hospital and Is expected to recover.
A tire wall In the factory prevented Its
complete destruction. This kept the blaze
from spreading to the front part of the
A large storehouse and numerous dwell.
Ings and small stores are In the path of
the flames and flremen are doing every
thing In their power to prevent them from
igniting. Every engine company In the
city responded to the general alarm
turned In shortly after the blaze was
The Are started a few minutes before
11 o'clock In the Lubln Hoffa lumber yard
at Poplar and South Walnut streets. This
yard lies directly along the Philadelphia
nnd Reading Railway tracks, and It Is
thought that the blaze may have been
started by a spark from an engine.
Within ten minutes the entire yard was
ablaze and the flames were sweeping over
a row of seven dwellings on Poplar street
and six others on Walnut street. Be
fore the firemen arrived thase houses were
The cigar factory of Yocum Brothers,
taking up half a city block, was Ignited
next. Nearly 10OO women employed In the
place marched calmly to safely when
officials saw that the place could not es
cape and sounded the signals for the fire
drill- No one was Injured and there was
not the slightest sign of panic.
Residents of the 13 dwellings virtually
destroyed had no time to save any of
their household effects. The flremen con
centrated tbelr efforts on the big cigar
factory, but at 1 o'clock the Are was still
eating steadily Into the place from the
rear. Every floor was ablaze. The In
tense heat prevented the fire fighters
from entering the building.
Showers of bias' : mibera fell on
dwellings and other b ldlngs. Including
a big warehouse, for a distance of sev
eral blocks. Householders organized
bucket brigades and "threw water on the
housetops to prevent the names from
An enormous crowd gathered to witness
the baie. Firemen said the Are was one
of the most rapid they had ever seen.
Less tnsn an hour after its start the
Hojfa, lumber yard was only a seated
BUM at blackened embers. A scaall wagoa
wr!ts tiUolBltm the lumber yard also was)
WANT TO BUILD DIRIGIBLES
Lewis Nixon nnd Others Head Move
ment to Supply Army nnd Navy.
NtJW YORK, Nov. S.-Sevpral compa
nies, ono headed by Ixiwls Nixon, a re
tired navnl constructor of the United
States navy, who designed Uip famous
battleship Oregon, are being organized to
seek contracts for tho hulldlug of dirigi
bles for the American Government.
Nixon nnd his associates will exploit, It
Is reported, tho scml-rlgld Italian Fdrlanl
military nlr craft, nn, nt lin ffin. tvnna
namr.d by tho Government as being tlio
most doslrnble. Members of tho Aoro
Club of Philadelphia nre onthulnstlr ovrr
tho prospective uso In tho 1'nlted States
of dirigibles for military purposes.
WHEN STABLES BURN
Inmates of Kearney Annex
March to Safety With
. Principal at Head Fac
tory Girls Endangered.
Two hundred mentally deficient splmnl
children in an ancient frame building,
known an tho Kearney Annex, Meredith
and 8th streets, wore endangered Just be
fore noon today whon two barns at K2
and m North 8th ntract, Just back of tho
annex, and a residence at 466 wcro gut
ted by flro.
A 10-year-old girl standing by a window
on the first flobr of tho school, saw flames
shooting out over the stablo roof and
called for Miss Lydia Wolf, tho principal,
rho children had gone through a flro drill
on Friday and followed Miss Wolf down
the stairs In good order when she gnvo
the signal. An alarm was turned In from
tho school, and at the same time Special
Officer Wcckersce, of tho 10th and Button
wood streets police station, rang another
JoseDh Tnnttf n flMmnH ....... .... ...
, , "" .-ii. wua severely
burned about the arms and face. Ho re
fused to leave tho place and finally was
taken to tho Hahnemann Ho'spltal In a
It is believed the flro was started by
tramps who have been sleeping in tho
(tables. Flromen put out a small blaze
In the stables yesterday, and a month
ago a short-lived blnzo startled neigh
bors. Whllo tho flames raged in tho
flimsy, dry. wooded stables 200 girls, em
ployed In tho eight-story building of
Rosenau Brothers, at the corner of 8th
and Noble streets, wcro marched to safe
ty down outsldo fire-escapes.
A great crowd watched their spectacu
lar flght. Tho Rosenau Building, next
door to the stables, towered above them.
Before tho flro apparatus arrived men
employes stood In tho windows high abovo
tho flames and directed streams of wator
and chemical from hoso Hne3 down unon
The ruined property la owned by tho
Drum estate. All the buildings wero
empty and havo been for six months. Be
fore tho Government adopted automobile
trucks for mall carrying, the stables
housed horses for tho Philadelphia Post
ABANDON BURNING SHIP
Seventeen Members of Crew Missing
TOKIO, Nov. 9. The British steamship
Shirley has been abandoned In tho Pacific,
owing to Are tin board.
Tho captain and part of tho crew ar
rived at Kobe today. One boat containing
17 men Is missing.
38 DEGREES AND SHARP
WIND MAKE CITY SHIVER
Mercury Drops From 70 in Only Few
Philadelphia shivered again today, and
that part of Its population having over
coats thanked their lucky stars when tho
mercury was seen to be only six points
above the freezing mark, or 33 degrees.
Contrary to precedents established al
most every cool day this fall, no record
Is broken by thl3 temperature. Numer
ous November days have been colder In
A wind that blew at a velocity of 13
miles an hour from tho north added to the
discomfort of the atmospheric conditions
this morning. According to tho weather
man, tho day will continue cool and to
morrow will be fair.
The present cold spell Is more seriously
felt because of Its suddenness. The high
est temperature yesterday was 70 degrees,
and In a comparatUly few hours the ther
mometer registered a drop to 38 degrees.
A heavy rainfall, which began shortly
after 8 o'clock last night, broke the
severest drought for this season of the
year, which Philadelphia and vicinity has
experienced since 1872. According to
records kept by the United States
Weather Bureau, only 2.70 inches of rain
have fallen since August 23.
The loss to the agricultural and other
Industries has been severe. Small
streams throughout the State have dried
up, coal mining is hampered through lack
of water and Industries dependant on
water-power have been compelled to sus
pend operations to reduce them to a
minimum. The damage done to the
truck raisers alone Is enormous.
The last "good rain," as farmers term
It, fell August 16, when the rainfall was
1.83 inches. The period that followed was
productive of a few drizzling rains, which
relieved conditions to a certain extent,
but which came tooo late to forestall the
damage already done to the late hay
crops and fall vegetables. Almost every
staple product was disappointing and far
below the standard.
Since August S, according to the
normal figures, the precipitation should
have been 8.38 Incites, making the short
age of rainfall for the period ending yes
terday 6 50 inuhes. Since 1ST2 the nearest
approach in severity to the drought Just
ended occurred In ISSi, when only 1.90
Inches of rain tell in a period of 81 days
in July, August, September a ad a few
days of October.
This drought, although less productive
of rain than the present one. 4U not
affeet crops as severely, as It aesMirred
during the summer months, when phuits
do not require as much moisture as later
In tbe season.
2 Inches of Snow la New York Stat
MIDDLBTOWN. N. T.. Nov. J. ffcs
ft rat real storm of the viator struck this
aeotlMt early today. Free two to tasee
Inches of show felt The sasreury drojv
psU ( 3t above .
hwi Ml . 1 1 lifcMiIiiilsili li.iiiiirt.,in iiiNiilMsateBwtatW
ON SECOND DAY .?
Thousands Respond to Ur
gent Call to Aid Starving
Victims of War, Setting,
New Charity Record.
ONLY TWO DAYS KEMAIN
TO STOCK THE THELMA
In order that tho mission of the
Thelma may be a successful ono, eho
must sail by Wednesday and her holds
must bo full.
Sixty-four thousand dollars Is the
minimum amount required to All them.
Thus far more than WO.OOO has been
Only two days remain.
Threo million Belgian women and
children are starving. Have you dono
your sharo to help them?
Contributions will bo recolved at tho
receiving station In the basement of
tho Lincoln Building, or at any of
the newspaper offices.
All checks should be made payable
to tho Philadelphia National Bank.
Contributions for tho starving Belgians
passed tho tfl.OOO mark, tho minimum
amount required to dispatch tho good ship
Thelma, shortly after 2 o'clock this after
noon. Jlembers of tho executive committee In
charge of tho relief station announced
this afternoon that with tho minimum
amount on hand tho Norwegian steam-,
ship was sure to weigh anchor on Wed-
Between the hours of 8 o'clock this
morning and 1 this afternoon more than
J28.O0O was received. Tho other amounts
making up tho minimum amount reached'
the lelief headquarters shortly afterward;'
JJ2.182.71 previously had been received.
"On to Botterdam" was tho slogan
started today by thousands of Philadel-'
phians when they heard the good ship
Thelma, with Skipper Hendrickson, his
wife, little daughter, and a crew of eight
old-tlmo teafarlng men would surely sail
down the Delaware River this week.
Captain Hendrickson was on the brldgo
of the Thelma when ho heard that the
minimum amount had been contributed.
"Wo nre ready," he said.
Asked whether he had any fear of his.
ship striking a mine 'n tho North Sea, he,
looked up, and in nn earnest manner ex
claimed: NO FEAR OP MINES.
"I am not afraid of mines. There Is no
doubt that there are many r..ines in the
sea, but It Is a safe bet tl e Thelma will
never strike a mine. Wo are going across
tho sea to help stnrvln people. Tho Al
mighty will guard us on our trip. The.
Lord will never permit a mine to sink a
ship which is spec ing with food for'
Thirteen thousand dollars was received
at tho National City Bank between 8'
o'clock this morning and 2 o'clock this
Tho remaining sums which made up
tho minimum amount required were re
ceived as follows:
Between 8 and 0 a. m., $2000. '
Between 9 and 11 a. m., J7000.
Between 11 and 1 p. in., J6O0O
Between 1 and 2 p. m $10,000.
Today's contributions came from all
classes. Those who contributed were mil-'
llonalres, merchants, business men, clergy
men, laborers, scrubwomen, Chinese, '
newsboys and children.
In tho bag of mall opened at noon was
a. letter from a little girl. She sent $13
In the name of her Belgla.i fox terrier '
"Jack." She pleaded ihat biscuits nnd
crackers be bought for the starving ani
mals In Belgium.
More than 2000 letters reached the relief
station today. Tho letters came from
different parts of Pennsylvania, as well
aa New Jersey. Outside the relief sta- '
tlon stood a crowd of men and women.
In the crowd wero many penniless per
sons. They wanted to offer their serv
ices free. Two young boys wanted to go
along on the Thelma and help to dis
tribute food to tho starving.
Kach time that tho door to the base
ment of the Lincoln Building opened a
throng would stand before the clerks. In.
the bands of grown-up perbons were $5'
and bills of smaller amounts. In thn'
hands of girls and boys were dime",
nickels and pennies.
For a while the crowd was so large 16
was feared an accident might happen.
Police Lieutenant Mills, of the Reserves,
with a squad of uniformed men guarded
ALL MOVED BT CHAiUTT.
Today was the day when millionaires
and poor folks brushed shoulders. Occtt
slonally a millionaire from Chestnut Hill
would stand behind a poor scrubwoman.
They were all there for one purpose tot.
save tens of thousands of women, men.
and children from starvation.
From south, west, north and east theraL
was a steady procession of automobiles
and other vehicles toward the Lincoln
Building. It seemed that everybody was
oound for the relief station. Women
shoppers on Chestnut street stopped each
other and exclaimed:
ItaVV yuu been to the relief station to
help the starving Belgians?''
Sums of $wo and similar amounts were
received today from prominent persons.
A few minutes after the contributions
of two little girls who live In the piggery
section was received, announcement was,
made that contributions from H. .
$lotesbury, James Pollock and John Oris-,
bel, of $UM each, had been received. The.
contributions ware made last Saturday at
the Five o'clock Club.
A tall, cUguifled mau entered the relief
station during the day. He handeA over,
a dollar bill to on of the young woioett
ua duty. He reused to give Ma name.
Before walking out he toft behind a ptoe.
of paper on wbtofa the following woMn.
"I advise all Philadelphia ns to step tt
plug waiters for at least a week, ttogt
drinking highball tor a tow days, ettsat
nate treats among friends and solan ou
oh shoe. Bawl over the profits to the