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PillliAJDELPIlIA, TJITJJRSDAY, NOVEMBER 112, 1914.
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AT ALL POINTS
Germans Report River Clear
of Enemy to North Sea.
French Gain in Battle on
The Allies have been driven across
the Yscr at all points, and that river
is now clear of the Franco-British
forces to the North Sea, according (o
the official statement issued this after
noon by the Berlin War Office. This
claim is apparently in conflict with
the report from the Paris War Office
yesterday that the Allies had reoc
cupicd Lombacrtzydc, nn the right
bank of the Yscr, or- else it indicates
that the Allies were unable to hold the
ground they had regained.
Desperate hand-to-hand fighting
along the Aisne and especially in the
neighborhood of Rhcims, as well as
farther north along the Belgian line,
is reported in this afternoon's official
statement from the Paris War Office.
Tlic Allies report that German guns
Have been silenced atlu .several of
them have been demolished and gains
have been made around Bcrry-au-Bac.
In the meantime, a new movement,
having for its object the turning of
the Germans extreme right wing, has
been launched by the Allies and is
The advance of the Germans farther
south, culminating in the capture of
Dixmudc, was accomplished only at
fearful cost, and reports from the Al
lies' lines declare that the Kaiser's
way to the sea is still blocked by a
formidable scries of iutrenchments.
Cracow is virtually under invest
ment. The Russian main army with
heavy siege guns, is within a few
miles of the Galiciau capital, from
which civilians arc fleeing on the ad
vice of the military authorities. Cos
sack forces already arc before the
outer line of forts. The Kaiser has
sent reinforcements from the cast to
assist in the defense of the city.
In East Prussia, Pctrograd reports
an 'advance westward from the Mazur
Lakes which were reached yesterday.
The German right wing has been
pushed back toward Ncidenburg.
Victories arc recorded for the Rus
sians in engagements at Goldap and
Soldau, the two points of penetra
tion, into German territory.
In the general retreat of the Ger
mans from the Warsaw campaign, the
central army now has been pushed
back to Kalisz, on the Silcsiau border,
which the Russians have crossed at
Berlin reports repulse of 'he Rus
sians at Gumbinnen, in the extrcm
east of east Prussia.
Rumors are rife of a bitter quarrel
' between the Austrian and German
generals in the Galician field.
Sinking of the British gunboat
Niger in the Downs off Deal, Eng
land, aroused added fears of the Brit
ish of German raids on the warships
in British waters. All the crew of the
iger were saved by onlookers, who
witnessed the destruction of the gun
boa A vessel which flew the Dutch
flag and which kept close to the Niger
before its destruction is suspected of
being a German vessel guiding the
operations of the submarine. '
A Turkish torpedoboat which es
caped from the Dardanelles has been
captured by the Allies' fleet near the
island of Tenedos, says a wireless
Russians report continued advances
In the Armenian invasion. These are
denied in both Berlin and Constanti
nople. Berlin denies the reported re
volt of Armenians-and discounts re
ports of riots against Germans and
Young Turks in Constantinople. i
ureat untain denies specifically
that the Turks have seized and occu
pied the fortress of Er-Arish, in
FRENCH LINER FOUNDERS
Eleven Beported Drowned In Storm
LONDON, Nov. li.-Lloyd's agency has
received a dispatch from Havre saylnr
that ,tha French steamship Duchesse da
Quiche has foundered In the Havre road
stead during a gale.
Elever persons were drowned.
Woman Slayer Loses Appeal
RICHMOND. Va., Nov. 1S.-The Vir
ginia Supreme Court today refused a writ
of error and confirmed the verdict against
Mis. Elizabeth Hall, of Louisa, convicted
of having shot and killed tier husband
last April. She -was sentenced to 10 years
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JAPANESE SEND WARSHIPS
ON HUNT FOR GERMANS
Two Wnr Craft Coal nt Honolulu for
HONOLUM'. Nov. 12,
Tho Japaneso battleship Hlzcn and
cruiser Azarun, which entered thh purl
lesterdny for coal and provisions, left
here todny for nn unknown destination.
Humor in tho Japanese colony has It
that the win ships will rendezvous with
it Japanese fleet now ncnrlng the coast of
Chill nnd supposed to be seeking tho
Gut man cruisers which defeated Ilcnr
Admiral Sir Clulstopher Crndock's
Two Jnpnncse merchantmen nt Hllo
niu due to clear shortly, but In view of
tho sinking of the Emdcn and tho known
nut?cnce of tho reinnlndcr of the Ocr-
iniin l'aclllc stiundnm off tin cchst nf
South America It Is not believed tho
Hlzen and the Azama wilt bo detailed
to convoy them.
IN GREAT FIGHT
Takes 20,000 Prisoners and
Large Quantity of War
Supplies Russians at
Gates of Cracow.
I'ETROaitAD, Nov. 12.
It Is scnii-ofTlclnlly reported that the
Gcrmuns -have suffered n Bcrlous defeat
on the East Prussian border.
It Is stated that tho Russians captured
more than 20,000 prisoners together with
large quantities of guns and munitions.
Austro-Gcrmnn forces continue their re
treat In Southwest Poland and In this
field are following back on Cracow. Tho
civil authorities have warned non-combatants
to leave the city, ns the Russian
advance has passed Tainow and Michow
on tho Ivangorod-Crncow direct line,
while Cossacks already nro on the out
skirts of the city. Heavy field guns aro
being rushed to the Galician capital by
tho Czar and reinforcements from tho
Kalsor are on the road from tho eastern
theatre of war.
The city Is virtually under Investment
A messago from Prague admits that the
Austro-German army Is retreating on
Cracow and says that the Russians are
approaching the fortress. As a matter
of fact the Russians arc already at
tacking the outer forts. Thousands of
German prisoners nrc now employed In
Poland nillng the trenches their armies
had dug, removing the wire entangle
ments nnd restoring the country to some
thing like Its former state.
An official statement says:
"All along the fringe of Poland from
Thorn to Cracow the Austrian nnd Ger
man nimles continue to fall buck under
the Increasing Russian pressure.
"The northern army, commanded by
General Hlndenburg, retired on SIupcc,
north tpt Kallsz. while the southorn
nt my, commanded by the Crown Prince,
apparently Is concentrating around
The Austrian) are being pushed buck
to the gates of Cracow and now nro
probably well within the line of their
"It Is now clear what a gigantic
blunder the German General Staff made
In ordering tho advance on "Warsaw.
Tho advance was certainly based on an
underestimate of the Russian strength.
The defeat near Warsaw has been a
heavy blow to the Germans, while for
the unfortunate Austrlans It has been
"The Germans, Instead of helping the
Austrlans to prolong the resistance In
Gallcla and so protecting their own ap
proaches to Silesia, risked the remnants
of their ally's forces In the "Warsaw
campaign and so destroyed whatever
hope the Austrlans may have had of re
covering lost ground, or even effectively
defending the still unconquered nrea in
"At the same time the Germans
greatly weakened their defensive force,
for the total German and Austrian loses
during the brief Polish campaign prob
ably amount to 100,000 and have cleared
tho ground for the Russian advance."
Przcmysl Is now completely Invested
again and operations on the rest of the
front will probably have to wait until
the reduction of that fortress, which la
said to have been much weakened by
the battering to which It has been sub
jected. The disposition of the Russian armies
for the next attack on the Germans
within German territory Is proceeding
steadily. The Germans have found it
Impossible to maintain their positions on
the western side of JCallcz. Tho Rus
sian cavalry which worked its way along
both banks of the Warthe westward to
ward Posen prevented the enemy from
keeping Its frontier defensive position at
There appears to be a slight feeling of
dissatisfaction In some circles here. Judg
ing from dispatches received here, be
cause the German armies have been en
abled to escape to their own soil virtu
ally Intact. Some argue that tho capture
of Warsaw should have been permitted,
as In that case the Germans could not
have escaped disaster In the end,
The War Office estimates that during
the recent fighting In Bast Prussia the
Germans lost fully 70 per cent, of their
officers. The Russians captured, between
October 33 and November 6, 323 officer,
11,79) soldiers, four mortars, 58 cannon,
52 quickrflrers and a large quantity of
munitions of war.
WILL OUST TEACHER-MOTHER
Board of Education Calls Absence
"Neglect of Duty."
NBW YORK. Nov. It-The Bwrd of
Education will make charges of neglect
or duty against Mrs. Lora II. Wagnar,
the High School teacher, whose baby
was born a week ago last Saturday.
Mrs. Wagner's request for leave of al
sence waa rejected by a vote of M to g,
tnd as won as the charges are made
against her, )te will be suspended and
ultimately dismissed. x
Author Accused by Girl Qets Year
Nt?W YORK. Nov. l.-lUwy Wallace
PtUIUps. author and saaga.sloe writer of
this olty. was sentenced t-xtay to serve a
y4r to the penitentiary on bis plea of
utlty ut hating impaired tbe morals of
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AMONG LABOR MEN
Miners and Socialists Resent
Criticisms of Strike Tactics,
But President's Speech
Call to Wage Workers
of City to Aid Cause
The convention of tho American
Federation of Uibor brings to the
wago workers of Philadelphia a mes
sage of hope and contlduncothat by
the continuous nnd practical efforts of
trade unions wages will continue to
be Increased as they have been In
creased In the past. Tho dawn of tho
day Is near at hand when, by organ
ized erforts, tho eight-hour day will
apply In all Industries. Homes will be
made better, education will bo made
more liberal and democracy will con
tinue from year to year to dominate
mora and more the nffalrs of men.
The maintenance of tho trade unions,
as embodied in the American Federa
tion of Labor, must llvo nnd grow.
Will you, men and women of Phila
delphia, render your sharo of the
service necessary to make unions
stronger In the City of Brotherly Love,
American Federation of Labor
Nov. 12. 1914.
President Samuel Gompers, of the
Ameilcan Federation of Labor, prevented
what promised to be a serious clash at
today's session of the American Federa
tion of nabor. Fraternal delegates repre
senting the American Federation of
Churchea nnd the Federation of Calhollo
Societies, in the course of their addresses,
had seerely criticised Socialism, despite
the heavy percentage of Socialists repre
sented. Walter George Smith, representing the
Catholic Federation, also .stirred the .Ire
of many of the delegates, especially that
representing the inlneia, by references to
the Colorado and West Virginia strikes.
He declared that labor had received a
black eye through open violence In con
nection with strikes, and expressed the
onlnjon that under no circumstance was
violence justifiable. It was his opinion
that If labor would always "turn the
other cheek" It would 'fare betfer-
Several delegates were on their feet to
obtain secure recognition wh.en Presi
dent Gompers poured oil ou the troubled
waters by himself taking ug tb cudgels.
"I believe In peaee- nd Jonfar." said
Mr. Oonipers. "and I deplore vieleaee.
No man In this country wilt go further
than I will In trying a sltle our dim.
eultles by amicable neaauras. But I
feel that It Is my duty to say at ths
time that there comes a time lb the
affairs Vf labqjr when meekly to bak to
oppreaUve datqands upon It Is to con
sent to tbe riveting 'upon tU wiats of
Industry of tae shackle of oppreaaton-''
APPLAUBB 18 WILD
WUd apptettse sad cries f "Steak W
aaaln" want t Item every aerpr f ifee
hsJtt. but President Gompers, bis fcuui M
"I will hit no one. But I beHeve that
as ttie representative of this orgsmUatioo
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"THEY'RE ALL WELCOME!"
NO GERMAN PROTEST TO U.S.
AGAINST SHIPMENT OF ARMS
Washington Also Denies Bar to Sub
marines for British.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12-Posltlve de
nial was mado today by Secretary .Bryan
that Count von Bcrnstorff, tho German
Ambassador, had protested to the United
States ngalnst permitting an American
firm to furnish arms to the troops now
being trained In Great Britain nnd against
tho carrying out of a contrnct for a
number of submarines for the British
Government by nn American shipbuilding
It was also denied by tho Secretary of
State that tho German Ambassador had
Indicated to the Department that, ns
Great Britain was unquestionably In con
trol of tho Atlantic Ocean, supplying such
munitions of war would constitute an
aggravated violation of neutrality on
tho part of tho United States.
Count von Bernstorff has also denied
SERBS DRIVE AUSTRIANS
BACK ACROSS DANUBE
Battalion Annihilated, According to
Beport From Servln.
NISII. SUItVIA. Nov. 12.
The sixth battalion of Austrian In
fantry that crossed the Dnnube have
been annihilated by Servians at Szde
revo, it Is ofllclally nnnounced here.
The Servlnns claim to have taken 2000
prisoners nnd two heavy guns.
PURE FOOD AGENTS FIGHT
FOR CUSTODY OF BAD EGGS
One Dealer and Another's Wife Seek
to Destroy Them.
Fouitecn dealers, charged with selling
decomposed and adulterated foods, were
held In ball and In some cases heavily
fined today at a hearing before Magis
The arrests were made by Agents Sim
mers and Supplee, of the Food and Dairy
All of the prisoners submitted peace
fully to arrest with the exception of Isi
dore Krasney and Samuel Miller, of its
North 2d street. After buying supposedly
fresh eggs In this place, the agents de
clare they were attacked by Krasney and
Miller's wife, who attempted to take the
eggs away from the agents nnd destroy
them. Mrs. Miller succeeded in smash
ing many, but an examination of those
remaining, Simmers said, was enough to.
warrant the arrest of the men, They
were held under fSOO ball each, charged
with selling bad eggs.
BRYAN DENIES ENGLAND
ASKED FOR COAST PATROL
Report of German Protest Against
Submarine Contracts Without
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.
Seeretary of State Bryan today denied
reperta that Great Britain had appealed
teethe United States to police the South
American ooasts In order to prevent Ger
man cruisers from getting supplies from
Colombia. Kcuador and other nations
Mr. Pryan also said that the German
Ambassador, Count Von Bernstorff. had
uot protested to him against the alleged
contractu far the construction of submar
ines by the Fore Hlver shipbuilding in
terests for warring nations of Burope.
Ti German embassy denied any knowl
tdge ol rc.4rts that Charles M. Schwab
was to furnish a large quantity pf muni
tie of war to Great Britain or that the
Pare River company waa to construct
Wbsnartnaa for one of the allied Powers,
It waa admitted t the Urlilsb. Embassy
today tant t attention of tbe American
State DegtaEtment. as a matter of routine,
t.ad been called to reports that the Oar
man fleet off the South American coast
had been enabled to assemble through the
use of 'ircls cosunualoaUon with the
NEGRO VISITOR FOR
Tells Spokesman of Equal
Rights League He Will
Not Be Permitted Again to
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.-ln a heated,
sensational manner negro delegntes from
the National Independent Equal Itlghts
League today demanded from President
Wilson the abolition of segregation In tho
Government departments, and received a
sharp nnd pol.itcd rebuke frCm the Chief
To the spokesman of the delegation, W.
Monroe Trotter, of Boston, the President
"You have spoken to me as no other
man has spoken Blnce I assumed the Pres
idency. When your organization calls
upon mo again It will have to select an
The President made a lengthy address
to the negro delegates, beginning by re
buking them for dragging politics Into the
question, and saying that If they had
made a mistake In voting for him they
ought to vote against him. He said it was
a human and not a political question that
confronted them. He said he had not
sought the Presidency of the United
States. He added that his present bur
dens wero nlmost too much for human
flesh to bear.
Shoitly after this point In his address
Trotter began to Interrupt the President
and question him about various points
he had made. ,The President declined to
submit to this, saying that Trotter evi
dently wns trying to put passion Into
his questions and that he was speaking
to him, Woodrow Wilson, the man, rather
than the President of the United States.
The President then rebuked Trotter In
the manner stated above.
The President declared that he believed
the Interests of the Negro'would be best
served by making him Independent of the
white race. He said that segregation
was undertaken to avoid friction and
trouble between the two races, and that
no matter how much they might deplore
prejudice existing between the white and
the Negro, they must take Into account
the fact that It exists. The problem can
not be dealt with In a sentimental, but
a practical way. he added.
AGAINST BIGGER NAVY BUDGET
President Will Iteslst Attempts to
WASHINGTON, Nov. . President
Wil'PU la not unmindful of the fact that
vigorous efforts will be made at the com
ing session of Congress to Increase the
navy budget far beyond Its present size,
and la determined to resist the cam
paign. He stands pat upon the recommenda
tions made by Seeretary Daniels despite
the fact that Admiral Dewey, chairman
of the General Board, strongly favors a
larger construction program. The ef
forts of Representative Gardner, of
Massachusetts, to institute a probe into
the preparedness af the United State
for a conflict of the type which is now
rsiiiag In Rmepe meets with scanty
siupaUiy at the VhWe House and la
Admlntelratioa dretea generally.
It U probable, however, that many
Dtinoeati will he found attgued la the
"wager navy" movement, and that the
Administration will have a hard faaat on
its hands to keep the appropxiattoaa at J
lavcu vh ui.
SEVEN PERSONS INJURED
WHEN TRAIN JUMPS RAILS
Lehigh Valley Steel Express Wrecked
nt Mud Bun.
Wn.KHS-BAHHK, Pa-. Nov. 12.-Seven
persons were Injured when the No. 2
Buffalo express, enslbound, of the Le
high Valley llallrond, Jumped the tracks
on tho first curve east of the Mud Jlun
station today. The engine, one sleeper
and three passtngcr conches loft tho tails
on a high embankment overlooking tho
l.chlgh Itlvcr. but only the engine top
pled over on Its side.
The seriously Injured are:
KUDO KMBDI.ON. fireman, of Sayre: taken
to t.elilRhton Hospital.
" E. KNAl'l'. onlner, also of Sayre, taken
to trfhlglnon lloMiltnl
The trnln wns mado up of seven cars
and cart led fil passengers. The acci
dent occurred at tf:.V) when tho trnln was
tiavcllnq: at a fair speed. .lust ns the
engine struck the curve It left the tracks
and the next four conches did likewise.
Tho engine fell over on Its side, but the
conches ri-mnincd upright.
One of the Injured passengers wns
traveling In the sleeper The others weip
emigrants bound for Now York to tnkc
a stenmMilp for Europe.
Tho scene of the nccldent wns nt u
point near where scores of people were
killed nnd Injured in the Mud Kuu dis
aster n quarter of a century ago. i
Lehigh Valley ofllclnls cannot name the
cause of tho nccldent. Tho trncka were
found to be In good shape and no flnus
have been found In the train. The train '
Mas all steel and thli Is believed to have j
prevented a serious nccldent. i
GOVERNOR CALLS I
TO GIVE THANKS
Holiday Proclamation Points
Out Bounteous Harvests
and Friendly Spirit Among
HAniHSHUnG, Pa., Nov. ll-Governor
Tener today Issued the following Thanks
"Slnco tho earliest days of our flee
government It has been the custom to
Bet nsldc a day upon which to give thanks
nnd manifest tho gratitude of a pios
pcrous and happy people to the Great
Killer of tho Universe, who, In Ills inllnltc
goodness has allowed tho development of
our belood country to a degree beyond
the dreams of our foiefnthcrs, In accord
with that established usage. It Is ni;aln
my pleasure and ngrceablo duty to namo
a day when all of our people, so far aa
they nro able, shall cease their labors
and humbly glvo pralso to Him for the
blessings wo have been permitted to en
Joy in such full measure, and earnestly
to supplicate fur a continuance of Dhine
"The Commonwealth has been sin
gularly free from the Bcouigo of epi
demics. A conciliatory spirit has wrought
harmony In the relations between the
employer nnd the employe. A generous
Providence has so rewarded the Industry
of tho husbnndman that tho harvests
have been bounteous to such extent ns to
moie than meet our every necessity.
"Therefore, In reference to this com
mendablo custom, I, John K. Tener, Gov
ernor of this Commonwealth, do desig
nate and set aside Thursday, November
IS, 19H, as Thanksgiving duy, and recom
mend that our people congregate in their
places of worship, and give thanks to
Almighty God nnd pray that he may
glvo sanction nnd approval to their en
deavors in extending nnd perpetuating
those things which make for future
peace, happiness and prosperity.
"Given under my hand nnd the great
Beal of the State, at the city of Harrls
burg, the eleventh dny of November In
tho year of our Lord ono thousand nine
bundled and fourteen, nnd of the Com
monwealth the one hundred and thirty
ninth. "JOHN K. TENER.
"By the Governor.
"Secretary of the Commonwealth."
G0EBEN REPORTED STRUCK
IN DARDANELLES ACTION
Turco-German Cruiser Seriously In
jured During Bonibardment.
LONDON, I'ov. 12.
News agency dispatches received here
today from Petrograd declare the cruiser
Goeben was struck and seriously Injured
during tha recent bombardment in the
A hole Is said to have been pierced In
the German cruiser, which Is now a part
of the Turkish navy. The damage Is
directly at the water line, the advices
DUTCH RESERVISTS CALLED
Hurry Order Issued to Subjects In
JOHANNESBURG. South Africa, Nov.
12. Subjects of Holland, who are Dutch
military reservists, have been ordered to
report themselves to Dutch consuls with
SCHUYLKILL KIVER HIGHER
Sir Inches of Water Flowlnjr Over
Flat Hock Dam.
The Schuylkill River, which had been
affected, by the drought, la now nearly
normal, with 6 Inches of water flowing
over the comb of the Flat Rck pm
today. On account of the serious fall
In the river several days uj.'u it ikuiiuh
necessary to olose the locks, but the river
is flowing deeper all along- Ha course now.
The faetorlea depending upon water
power alone have been rupnlng or re
duced time, but conditions have Unproved
sufficiently now to give them plenty of
power. Wlnflekl Giles, tender of the
Plat Rock Para, stated that droughts In
former years have had far more serious
effect upon the Schuylkill.
LOSES HEAD; KILLED BY CAB
Man la Bun Down, at Entrance to
POTTSVlLd.K. Pa,. Kov U.-Cuahl
near the entrance tn a tyaotu arid an
the outskirts of New PfataedWpbi. east
oX bejre, Patrick Rtgney, of Cusohata. was
truck by a trolley car today. HU hack
was broken and he aooo died
Rtgney became bewildered and tost his
head when the car bore down on hiuv
AS BIG CROWDS
Philadelphia's Great Char
ity Realized When Relief
Vessel, Bearing 1900
Tons of Food for Starving
Thelma's Skipper Will Try
To Beduce Time of Voyage
.Nineteen hundred tons of food con
signed to relieve starving Belgian non
combntnuts comprised the cargo of the
Thrlmn. which tailed nt 12:16 today
from the foot of Dock street.
.lohn Wannmakcr, who chartered
tho steamship, asked Captain Wolf
IlcndrlckBou to try to reach Rotterdam
In 15 da.. Tho schedule tlnio Is 17.
Slx-j car-old Olga Barston, the first
mate's daughter, wns tho only ono
sorry to sco the Thelma sail. She
wept bitterly when she had to say
goodby to her friend, Captain Hen
rlchscn. Captain Hendrlckson waa cheered re
peatedly when he was Introduced to
tho spectators by Mayor Blanken
burg. Three truckload of beans Intended
for the Thelma dashed up to the pier
a half hour before the ship sailed.
They will be sent on the next relief
Mnvor Blankenburg predicted that
the Thelma was only ono of k series
of relief Bhlps which would sail from
Philadelphia in aid of , starving Bel
glum. Piloted by n white-haired seaman amid
cheers of 3000 persons, 'screaming of river
crnft whistles and tho strnlns of "La
Brabanconne," Belgium's national an
them, Philadelphia mercy ship Thelma
sailed at 12:16 today. She is loaded with
fokMl for starving Belgians.
As the good ship, freighted with 1900
tons of provisions, backed off Into the
stream from Dock street pier, men and
boys waved their hats and cheered lustily
while women wnved handkerchiefs.
A delegation of Phlladclphians who 21
years ago Btood on the Washington ave
nue wharf when the steamship Indiana,
carrying food for the Russian famine suf
ferers, sailed, were on the pier to bid
tho Thelma bon voyage.
Sailing of tho steamship Thelma. which
was outfitted In a few days by charitable
Phlladelphlans, was witnessed by Mayor
Blankcnhurg, members of his cabinet, and
tho committee of the newspaper publish
ers of this city ho aided In the move
ment in behalf of the starving Belgians.
TASK OF LOADING RUSHED.
With no mishap, good weather and a
favorablo tide, Philadelphia's mercy ship
ought to pass the Delaware capes about
S o'clock tonight.
A squad of longshoremen finished
thcli work of loading the ship at 1V.3S
this morning. The v'er wns Jammed
with persons long before that time. The
croud was orderly and obeyed orders
given by the police. As the crowd be
came larger It waa necessary to rope
off the entrance of tho pier.
John Wnna'maker, Mayor Blankenburf,
Directors Porter, Loeb and Norrla were)
early arrivals nt the pier.
Captain Hendrlckson saluted the Mayor,
Mayor Blankenburg returned .the skip
per'a greeting by lifting his soft hat.
MAYOR GREETS SKIPPER.
Both the Mayor and Mr. Wanamaker
walked up the gang plank and shook
hands with the Norwegian sea captain.
They discussed tho weather and touched
upon other topics. As the Mayor and Mr.
Wnnamaker left they again shook hands
ulth the captain who assured them ha
realized the importance of his mission.
On the pier the Glrard College Band,
under the direction of Horace R. Anders,
rendered selections. The "Star Spangled
Banner" was played while hundreds of
men stood bareheaded.
When noon neared Mr. Wanamaker,
Mayor Blankenburg, Directors Cooke,
Loeb and Harte, Francis B. Reeves, E.
J. De Mey, Consul Paul Hagemann, John
C. Martin, Bishop Thomas J. Garland, of
the Episcopal Church; Captain Henrich
sen, Norman McLeod and others in the
party, who had been standing on tho
bridge, walked aft and down a flimsy
ladder to the deck, where they gathered
on a large canvasa-covered hatch.
Tho Glrard .College Band stood ahovej
them on the strlngpleco of the pier, and
behind them and on each side tha great
crowd jostled and pushed fdr vantagej
MAYOR ADDBESSE3 THRONG.
The band played "America" and thrt
little single line on the hatchcover bare?,
heads, Mayor Blankenburg motioned foj
"Twenty-two years ago," he said. "Phil
adelphla seat a ref ship fpr starving
peasants In Raasla. Today we are.waln
ongaged In the work of mercy. Phlla.
delphla is railed the City of Brotherly?
Loe-that love extends outside its jjih
boundaries. ontide the boundaries of thia
tountry. Today we, are sending aid to tho
Ilelgian non-combatants. Another shlpi
will soon be on Us way, who knows nut
that theae two vessels will be the tlrst
of a series carrylng'tood and sustenaneej
to tha starving- Ralglana."
Bishop dartand recommended the sata
gasease of the ThtJma. ta the Dlvlnttir
d pxJ the carsft would relieve tha
jtutferlBK f the peopl for whom It was
UaptaUi Hpnrlchaan waa pulled obul!
ta et members J tae ennunlltce a4
halted b iauMUfte. spectator, whv
wanted to know uw tone it would w
saeWsli.' bin forehead- when h nuw
"tfejoj- sunken!!? ?ke Suit!
maker east cat tfce fcV Ai -,
staled by tftagaharawr- " rwery
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