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VOL. I-NO. 79
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
Cortl!lonT,10H,ET THK roM.10 LtDOt COMMKT.
BACK I BOLD
Advance Upon Strong
holds of Mulhausen,
Metz and Strassburg
Gains Ground Teuton
Occupation of St
Allies' f'Artillery Silences
Invaders' Big Guns North
of the Aisne and in the Ai
gonne Armies, in Dead
lockyAlong West Flanders
The French right wing is pressing
Us advance in Upper Alsace, acdord
Jng to the official communique issued
in Paris this afternoon, and at the
same tipic the Allies' offensive in the
Woevrc region is developing greater
strength. There are three objectives
to this drive-of the right wing Metz,
Strassburg and Muelhauscn and the
movement also seriously threatens
the line of communications of the
German force that has held St.
Mihiel, south of Verdun, for the last
On the Flanders line, the fighting
has developed no gains for either
side, but north of ttlic Aisne and in the
Argonnc the Allies claim the advan
tage in artillery cqnjbats.
Vigorous offensive both north and
west of Warsaw has effectually
Polish capital, "according to official
Petrpgrad advices. In the Mlowa re
gion) important German positions near
Przasnysz have been taken, and the
enemy is in flight toward his own
frontiers. At towicz Mackcnzcn's
irniy has been beaten back in its
hitherto constant, advance.
The Serbs, under the leadership of
jtheir aged King, Peter, have turned
Concluded on Page Iour
' Stoke up the furnace; a cold wave la
coming, to stay two or three days,
, This was the warning today of the
S'eather Bureau. From the Rocky
ountalna east and south covering the
ntlro eastern part of the country, a de
cided drop In temperature.
The forecast reads falling tempera
ture and If things turn out according
to schedule, for a change, It will require
something of an effort tomorrow morning
to leap out of bed to shut the windows
and turn on the heat. Not conttnt to
leave all the acrobatic vaudeville stunts
to the elements the thermometer staged
a little act all Its own yesterday. Just
about time for early church the mercury
waa flirting around M, At 10 p. m. It hod
taken Hying leap to S2 and then, just for
fun, did a back flip to 55, landing there
about o'clock this morning. Persons ar
riving late may keep their seats for the
next performance. Don't feel elated,
however, over the general mild weather
that has obtained to date. The brown
spots, big ones, too, on the goose wish
bones are way down ITear the; bottom.
The worst Is yet to coniel
For Philadelphia, and vicinity
Snow and much colder tonight and
Tuesday, with lowest temperature to
night about J$ degrees; strong west
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OFFICIAL AVAR REPORTS
There Is nothing Important to report
between the North Sea and the Olse.
In the region of the Aisne, to tho
northwest of Bouplr, tho enemy has
violently bombarded our trenches. Wo
have replied nnd thrown them Into
There was no Infaiitfy attack from
cither sldo In this region.
Our artillery has destroyed an Im
portant Work on tho slope of the
In tho forest of Oniric wo lmvo ad
vanced slightly by mining. There liavo
been no attacks by the enemy.
On tho heights of tho Mouse thero
was a Violent cannonade, tho enemy's
batteries seeming to have been forced
to withdraw toward the north.
In tho Wonvro regloii, after having
taken n lino of trenches on a front
of S0O' yards In the forest of Mont
martrc, our troops repulsed two vio
lent counter attacks.
In Alsncc, our advance has carried'
. our front as far riB tho lino of tho
hill 425 yards to tho north of Stcln-
bach past tho bridge of Aspnch to tho
bridge of Brlnlghoffcn.
Ill West Onllcla, -tho south wing
of the nuEslnit army was defeated at
I.lmatiovo and compelled to retreat.
AVo are pursuing tho enemy. All at
tacks along the rest of our battlo
front failed, as did tho provlous ones.
Our forces, which crossed the Car
pathians after numorous battles, again
continue an energetlo pursuit. In tho
afternoon wo took Neu Sandcc. Our
troops again liavo entered Brybow,
Golllco and Zmlgrod. Tho enemy has
completely evacuated tho Zemplln
In general our troops hold the passes
In Bukowlna along tho lino of tho
In South Poland thero was no fight
ing, North of Lonicz our allies mado
u. successful attack ngalnst a strongly
fortified Russian position.
In the Jtlawa region we liavo
brought our offensive to a successful
conclusion on tho whole of tho front.
On tho 12th we. captured a Gorman
position In the region of Przasnysz and
Tsekhanoff nnd chased tho retreating
enemy toward, tho frontier.
In this district also our cavalry
mado a successful charge and inflfctcd
very heavy losses upon the" enemy.
On the front of Lowlcz-Ilow tho
Gernians, charging stubbornly to tho
attack, suffered important losses at
tho hands of our troops, mho captured
In HiIb region another position to tho
north of the Bsura Itiver.
In tho other regions on the left bank
of tho Vistula nothing has occurred
but unimportant encounters.
To thoMwth of Cracow the situation
Is. unchanged. The battle thero con
tinues. Throughout December 11 there- was
fighting In front of the villages' of
Pyrousk, Esmer and Doutask (in
Caucasia).. Tie enemy was every
where repulsed and pursued beyond
Euphrates' with severe losses. ,
Light' French attacks on our lines
between the Mouse nnd tho Vosgcs
were .easily repulsed.
Following their unsuccessful attack
on Apremont,- December 11, the French
again attacked yesterday afternoon
over a large front by way of Fllrey.
The attack ended In the loss to the
enemy of COO prisoners and a large
number of men killed and Injured.
Our losses In this engagement
amounted to about 70 wounded. The
rest of the day passed quietly In the
In northern Poland we captured a
number of the enemy's positions.
taking ll.oco prisoners and 43 machine
There Is nq news from East Prussia
or from southern Poland.
The Itusslan captures south and east
of Cracow, officially reported from
Petrograd on December 11, nre un
true. We did not lose a single man
or gun In the region.
The official French report of D
camber 13. stating that our batteries
and trenches had been captured, Is an
BOY AND GIRL DISAPPEAR
AS VISIT HERE NEARS END
Brother and Sister From- California
Missing With "Bojer Suit."
An old "sojer suit," 21 cents and their
Sunday clothes are the worldly possessions
of two children from Los Angeles, Cal.,
whd have disappeared In this city. They
ran away from the homo of their grand
father, George nodgers, 733 Orr street,
because tt)ey liked Philadelphia better
than sunny California and feared they
would be sent heme this week.
The children, Florence B. Ilenkels, II
years old, nnd her brother George, U
years old, have been staying in this- city
for six months, but their visit was Hear
ing Us end.
While on their way- to Sunday school
yesterday the .youngsters stopped' at the
home of, an uncle, Karl E. .llcConney.
1013 Olive street, and' borrowed an old
uniform, a relic, of Civil War days.
Nothing has been seep or heard' of the
children since they, borrowed the suit
MAIN LINE HOME BURNS
names Damage Eoeidence in Haver
ford to Extent, of 8000.
nre early .todaj In, the residence of
Mrs. John H. Murloe. Haverford, drova
members of the family, scantily elad, to
$hr Injise. of J. George KUra, Jr., a.
The re, wm discovered o the third
floor by several servant. Tbflr cries,
arqufed the family. With Ufa- Morlee
llvls her daughter and MlnJ4w, Mr,
and Mr. Thomas & Foejey. and thslr
Taby. ' JT
The Aiumoxe lira oocifaHy wa sun
iapal. Ttw nrtji. ' belting that the
tUM) wovkf t Wvyuiid tMr aoatrol,
called the oMBpaolca from Bryn Mawr
oad Nartwrth. Ttw Sf buma for aW
an hour and tfe 4aaag dMM U tl
mated at 0Qft
Trade Ces&t$8a0a Ht Holidays
WA8UIK9T9H, (fee. U.-9fe tatontAt
Traou CemariMta will a4 U avvoiut4
by FrwiiWut Wliaoo until mttmr th
C'kftsuuau kK-iwU.yf. Tbl j.ot uidy w
BRITISH SUBMARINE THE CENTRE OF
The B-ll is 135 feet long, 313 tons displacement and carries IS men.
submerged. This is the first conspicuous feat accomplished by a British
PLACED HERE FOR
Eveland Company to Supply
,Two Nations, Believed to
Be England and France.
With Steel Cases.
Orders for steel shrapnel cases for tho
allied armies, which will amount bofore
the completion of the order to nearly
$1,000,000, have been received, by tho Kvo-
land Engineering and Manufacturing
Company, 2321-28 Market street.
Work on tho first part of the order,
to cost approximately 3800,000, will be
started within a few days. According
to S. S. Rvelnnd, nn official of tho com
pany, tho order will bo repeated after
each delivery until the completion of
nearly 11,000,000 worth of aupplles.
Tho Eyeland Company officials have no
fear that tho shipment of projectile sup
plies to Ruropcan armies will violate the
neutrality requested In the proclamation
ftvelnud. The company Is willing to
make shell rases for any of tho belliger
ents, ho said.
Already a substantial part of the first
payment Is In the hands of tho Gvoland
Company. Twenty-Hvo per cent, of the
total amount for the purchase of ordnance
Is on deposit with a Now York banking
house. Orders will go to other manu
facturers, It Is believed, but (the work, of
tho Eveland Company will' be chiefly the
manufacture of steel shrapnel cases. A
few weeks ago a large order for wagon
wheels for the European armies was
completed by tho Eveland concern.
The shell caBes have been ordered
through purchasing agents In New York,
supposed to bo representing the allied
nations. Mr. Eveland said there was
nothing in the order to show which of
tho countries were contracting for tho
supplies, but It Is believed they are
Franco and England, ,
Money was - appropriated by the two
nations who have placed the order, Mr.
Eveland said, and the deal for the shell
cases was then discussed with the Eve
land officials. After that part of the
money was deposited In New York. By
the time the first part of tho order Is
delivered the entire payment for it will
have been made.
As soon as tho first part of the order
is completed word will be sent to begin
on the second, it Is understood. The work
will be continued In this fashion until
shell cases to the value of nearly 31,000,
000 have been delivered, according to Mr,
"I do not believe we are violating the
neutrality enjoined upon this country In
agreeing to fill this order," Mr, Eveland
said today, "I know of no law which
prohibits us from manufacturing muni
tions for a foreign belligerent. We would
as readily sell to one nation as another.
We dp not consider that we ore siding
with the Allies by taking the order for
shells for their armies,
"Tho manufacture of munitions for
warring nations by firms In the United
Btates is supported by precedents of 100
years' standing. Within the year Presi
dent Wilson ordered that arms and othe.
munitions would bo shipped Into Mexico
If any orders for them were placed, The
embargo was lifted. I cannot see any
difference between our sanctioning the
shipment of guns to kill Mexicans .and
the sale of weapons to kill European
The, Eveland company has long been
manufacturing, ordnance. According to
a. S. Rvelan'd, his firm designed many of
the. gpnmounts for. the disappearing rifles
for coast defense at Sandy Hook and the
approaches of tho Panama Canal.
WILSON ECONOMY CALLS '
i,i j in
Administration Policy Beducea Er-v
timates About One-half.
WASHWaTpN. Bee. -.The Adminis
tration's "economy pltoy" Is maintained
In the lgsla,tye executive and Judicial
a.pproprlatln. bill reported to the House
today by th Appropriations Committee.
The estimates wwe out consistently all
dawq the line.
- Including the allowances ef RSsH.ttia
for the. census, the bin oarries 313.7tt,WO.
a cut of approximately ll.Ssa.OOO la t)
atnu4a HbUta. Tbe amount &
fwuud kH yar was m.m.W. Naajtfy
lT,Gv UrUi, oMBlg 'row tfeat jf fe
PrUut down fa la&ttrars ajui eiuur.
wouuu W pmMdd for.
Tits oofmUU erw milled a bit at k
own WKfUiM. It tojind a laftbtajin
rider iwyldiM: tkat broafti -rrnrtin
of Coagr fcK rclv ljr Ave cou
pp sJt aWK t and Mtumlsg from tn
Marions The prut Uowjjce la )
otaUl vt mil bL'k wy. A big HthX
will Im wjd owt ttUa rvomaMudtiao.
TLa SwMt taM vr (tefntttml ih f
forta of il.v HvtM a vat Ui titamtmn
WAR CRAFT I
Submarine Makes Bold
Dash Into Enemies'
Stronghold Past Five
Rows of Mines and
Rams Battleship Mes
sudiyeh, Patrol for
to Bottom in Ottoman
Waters Carried Comple
ment of 600 Men Shots
From Forts Fail to Halt
Raider, Under Water
LONDON, Dec. II.
Tha British submarine U-U, attached to
the International war fleet, which has
been bombarding the Turkish forts at tho
western entrance of tho Dardanelles, has
forced a passago of that waterway by
diving beneath the mine fields with which
It Is lined and torpedoed the Turkish bat
The Messudlyoh, which carried a crew
of COO men, was sinking rapidly by the
stern when the submarine withdrew.
News of this bold sea raid, the first
submarine attack of Importance that tho
British have made since tho war began,
was announced by the Admiralty through
the Government Press Bureau today..
The B-ll, under Commander Ilolbrook,
of tho Itoyal Navy, was compelled to feel
her way among the strong and treacher
ous currents of tho narrow Dardanelles
and to dive beneath five rows of mines.
At the point where the raid was made
the Dardanelles is lined with powerful
forts equipped with numerous batteries of
Tho Messudlyeh, which was believed to
have German officers on board, was de
tailed to guard the mine Held, and was ly
ing In what the Turl(s thought was perfect
security behind the mines and beneath tha
protecting guns of the forts,
- As soon as the torpedo was fired and
Commander Ilolbrook saw that )( had
struck Its mark, the under-water craft
began a retreat at full speed for the open
water, but not before the guns' in the
torts set up ft violent cannonade. The
official report Issued here stated:
"Although pursued with gun fire apd
by torpedo-boat destroyers, the 13-11 was
able to reUirn to the fleet In safety. She
Ijad been submerged for nine hours.
- "When last seen thf Messudlyeh was
sinking rapidly by the stern."
The Messudlyeh was a 17-knot Iron
clad, of the old type, having been built
In la74. In 1908 she was remodeled, how
ever, In the denca shipyards and up-to-date
alterations made. She was 315 feet
long, W feet wlda and registered 10,000
tons. Her armament consisted of two
9-Inch guns. It 6-Inch guns, II s-lnch guns,
10 6'poundrs and 3-pounders.
The B-ll was built In V&S and has been
attached to the British naval depot at
Malta. She Is UB fet long. 11 feet wide
and displace 311 teifta under water. She
registers a speed ef- IS knots, carries, two
terpedo tub iu has a crew of 14
men. The cjjunuaa of the B-ll, Com
mander Nonna B, Uojbrools. has been
elevated from a. lleut&uaiw since the war
bsgan. lie baa cnpiwndd tha B-U since
December 30, 1813.
Love and Mystery
axe, the kyMMn, ft. tbrillis Uk.
of kidnapping whik. under the
is begun in this iiwuc of the
Evening Ledger. The ariDDiua in
terest of this remarkable uovtl
cannot escape any one who read
the opening chapter, and the nie
powerful uucreet is carried to the
Vniii ite nipinran nnr nur mg, ni!inmiiiiwiiMnnimri
She can make 13 knots an hour
submarine since the war began.
SAILS TO DEMAND
Release of British Consul,
Seized in Italian Consul
ate, Insisted Upon Force
to Back Up Request.
T.ONDON, Dec. II.
An Itnllnu warship is reported on Its
way to Ilodcidn, Arabia, to enforce Italy's
demand for reparation by Turkey for the
scizura of G. A. Itlchardson, British Con
sul, who had tnken rcfugo In tho Italian
As tho utmost endeavors nro now being
mado by Germany to prevent Itnly from
'Joining tho Allies, pressure Is expected
to bear upon Turkey to present a sat
isfactory explanation of tho Hodclda In
cident. nOMK, Dec. II.
Baron Sonnlno.. Italian Minister, .of
Tarctgn Affairs, has asked tho Turkish
Government to llberuto G. A.-Itlchardson,
British Consul' at Ilodelda, Arabia, who,
It Is alleged, was forcibly removed by
Turks from the Italian Consulate, where
ho had taken 'refuge, and was placed
aboard a boat bound for an unknown
destination. Tho Foreign Minister also
has asked tho Ottoman Government to
give public satisfaction to Italy for tho
violation of tho consulate.
Union Sonnlno, in answering an In
terpellation In tho Chamber of Deputies
Saturday regarding tho Ilodelda Incident,
gave the story of Consul Itlchardson's ar
rest, and added that Signor Cecchl, Italian
Consul at Ilodelda, who came to the de
fense of his colleague, was obliged to re
main In his own house, whicli was
watched for several days, until the ar
rival of the Italian cotest guardshlp
Qlullnna and the Italian armored cruiser
Marco Polo, which had been ordered to
It Is understood that Germany has
advised thu Constantinople! Government to
satisfy Italy's demand, and thus avoid
JACK FROST'S MEAN TRICK
SENT HOPES AGLIMMERING
Unemployed Cheered Until Snow
Turned to Haln.
Men out of work In this city and the
surrounding suburbs are grumbling today
at the mean trick played on them by
Jack Frost yesterday In raising their
hopes for a little "Christmas money" and
then falling to make good.
When the light artillery of; the north
opened yesjerday morning with snow that
soon was falling In thick flakes and swirl
ing Into miniature drifts, thousands of
the unemployed got out their shovels and
prepared for a busy afternoon cleaning
sidewalks. Others got ready to go to
work for the contractors cleaning streets
under city contracts.
Hallroads and traction (companies bad
machinists look over the big snow plows
and sweepers arid laid plans for calling
out forces of workmen to keep the lines
open. The skies assumed a leaden hue.
and afte"rNthe Hakes had been falling an
hour the weather would have been called
extremely "tlilck" by a seaman. All the
prospects were for a continued and severe
snowstorm, probably a blizzard.
BLIZZARD TIES UP RAILROADS
Heavy Tall of Snow in Upper New
BJW YORK, Dec H.Up-Btote rail.
way lines are partially crippled as the
result of a bltzaard that swept the north
ern part of New'York during the night.
The snowfall js decreasing, however, and
no serious tie-up of traffic Is anticipated.
Buffalo and Utloa report six lushes of
snow, Rochester and Syracuse more than
a foot and Saratega eight lushes.
OSWKGO. N. T7"De. Jl. - FIUmb
Inehas of snow fll hero last night- Rail
road lines are opetu
nw ' mil ii
Tbe Isle1 of Iawa ilslmre Off Cage
WORKOAJK. V.. Pc ft-Tb Brim
steamship late of Iawa U wreck! K
Caya Htuuras Intel. Sue weat adior
aar'y tuda u.i it is doubifu if h va
Ufa avra toot Lto Cape HiUra
taitoa made a bpeciaauiaf tatant of taa
tuw crew y( a aJi,
IN TRANSIT POLL
ON TAYLOR TRANSIT PLAN
Total membership "
For Taylor plan .... 28
Noncommittal , IS
Majority for Taylor plan 8
Totat membership 4
For Taylor plan 51
Majority for Taylor plan IS
Summary Both Chambers
Combined membership ,'S-132
For Tnylor plan... 79
Opposed (including 1'cter 13. Cos-
tello) K 3
Majority for Taylor plan 2G
MACHINE "TURNED OUT"-$10
NOTES FIRSTfPUT INTO IT
Owners of "Money Maker" Held"
After Trying to Promote Scheme.
A machine thnt Will, turn out 910 notes.
If they arc first put Into It, lias been con
fiscated by the Government and taken oft
tfio murket. Its alleged owners, Julius B.
Effcrman nnd Nuclicm Sokoloff, new ar
rivals from Austria and Russia, re
spectively, have been hold under. $5000
ball each for the Federal Grand Jury by
United States Commissioner Long, on
tho charge of counterfeiting.
, Sokoloff and Efferman, according to
Chief Grlflln, of the United States Secret
Service Office In this city, mado four Im
pressions of )I0 notes. A. Brlor, a manu
facturer, of 5th and Cherry streets, gavo
tho police the clue that led to tho arrest
of the men nnd also led them last night
to a hotel at 8th and Chestnut streets,
where tho arrest was mado. Brier says
Sokoloff and Effcrman approached Iiiin
with what they said was a scheme "for
making money" and Induced him to look
The machine is 14 Inches high and seven
wide. Inside, according to the Secret
Service' men, who examined It,, there s a
vacant spaco for tfiQ good bills. Tleso
ant so,Ju-mn6ejdjJtb.al..WshDtMl JjuUdoimV
pressed a dry battery current operates
a llttlo currier. Ono by one, und slowly,
na though just being printed, the good
bills ara pushed out ono side of tho
Sokoloff and Effcrman wanted $25,000
from him to promote the machine. Brier
said. When everything was ready one
of the two tJok a piece of yellow backed
paper the size of a J10 bill and carefully.
thrust-It Into a slot In tho machine. Tho
buzzing continued, for a few seconds, with
occasional mysterious clicks, and then a.
nlco new 910 gold certificate came out.
G0ETHALS TELLS GARRISON
WHY WARCRAFTARE NEEDED
Canal Zone's Governor Says Misuse
of Wireless Requires Ships.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14,-Secrotary of
War Garrison today received a dispatch
from Colonel G. W. Goethals, Governor
of the Punama Canal zone. In reply to
a message of Inquiry sent him concern
ing ills request for destroyers to prevent
Violations of neutrality in the canal zo'ne.
Secretary Garrison' declined to discloss
the contents of Colonel Goethals' dis
patch, saying that the matter at present
was "conlldentlal." The Secretary said,
however, that Colonel Goethals believes
the misuse of wireless within canal
waters requires the presence of swift
GERMANS CAPTURE 11.000
PRISONERS IN NORTH POLAND
Forty-three Machine Guns Also
Taken in Mlawa Operation,
BERLIN, Dec. 14.
The official communication Issued by
the German army headquarters an
nounces, that several Russian positions
hi North Foland were stormed and 11,000
prisoners taken, and that an attack
made by the French troops over a wide
area In France Saturday was repulsed
by the Germans.
The text reads:
"In Northern Poland we captured a
number of tho enemy's positions, taking
11,000 prisoners and 43 maohlne guns.
"There is no news from East Prussia
or from southern Poland."
DENIAL FROM WHITE HOUSE
Has No Advance Knowledge of Rate
WASHINGTON, Dm. .-Iteports tba
President Wuaon had bean informed of
e probable granting of a S per cant.
ta Increase to the Kastarn railroads by
the Interstate Qanvnaree Commission to
day were danjed emphatically at the
The Prdit ttf s raseivad uo wd. of
what action tta cofflmlMtow inlands to
taka, It was statad.
PURSE SNATQHEE AOTXVE
Police Think Same Nejrrfe Committed.
1 Two Rahberjaa,
The naiiea ara saavctyug today tor a
Kagfg who rgJM two punas frgm
pedant rtajtf aJjJSjJir nlu Ta ftt
abatT qaMrtp&gpu atrat aod Vfe
llittt sJjtVjjWMI "ae mas robbed Ubm
May l$nttr. 4tl KdiBuut auent Liti
a, ptfrse waa an&tcbed frooi Miss M 1'
UoXirUi, iai Waluill stieel, an he u
Wais&ktf uu Bpruue stiect ica: ikta Th
4aCftetnu v lc lu luih iuijh:ii
Davt4 Ml. OaUui, 2 Vttiftat;
treat, also raportad to tlic uolit iuac
mi aatitnlsy uiaht b bi j-.ij iu tu
u4 etmtioa ycuu ..'k uU,J Uumi
i iii i!UVti.
Majority in Both Select
and Common for the
Director's High Speed
System of Subways
.Only Two Come Out
Against Plan in Addition
to Costello, Whose Anti
speed Scheme Is Con
demned. A majority of Councilman want Taylor
high-speed transit. The .Comprehensive
development plan, therefore, seems as
sured to Philadelphia.
A majority In each chamber has gone
on record to support the Director of City
Transit. Politics has nothing to do with
Tho demand from every section of Phil
adelphia by tho people who ride, backed
up by the action taken by every business
mon's organization, .determined the attl
ture of tho city legislators. Jn face of
the overwhelming request for .real rapid
transit, only two Councllmen of the city's
132 had the temerity to announce their
opposition to the Director's plan, In addi
tion to Peter K Costello, whoso anti
speed ordinance, Introduced a few days
ago, was generally condemned.
They aro John J. McKInley. Jr., Select
Councilman, of tho 33d Ward, and Fred
crick Schwarz, Jr., Common Councilman
of the 43th Ward.
The attitude of every member of Coun
cils on tho Taylor plan was obtained by
tho Kvenino LcDdKn. The summary
shows (hat a total of 79 In both chambers
favor and will work for tho adoption of
the Director1!! proposed high-speed sys
tem, while 49 aro non-committal.
TAYLOIt SUIIE OK MAJOIUTY.
,Ono member of Select Council. George
W. Kucker. of the 2Qth Ward, could not
be found. Even assuming that all thoia -
hJritUtk.non.cQuvmlUal. class -ivouW-oprOTC?
the Director's plan, ho would still have ,.
majority In each chamber.
Of tho -is members of Select Council 3
Indorse Mr. Taylor's plan, one Is opposed
and IS are non-committal. In the lower
chamber CI Indorse the Director's plan,
two ara opposed, Including Mr, Costello,
and 31 are non-committal.
A lnrge number of those In Jhe non
committal list are opposed to the Costello
"ordinance, and did not declare themselves
because they "had not looked Into Mr,
Taylor's plans." Many of tha "non
committals" went so far as to say that
they were Inclined to favor the Direc
tor's proposed system, but could not go
positively on record at this time.
Advocates of the Taylor plan say they
cannot understand how any Councilman
In the city has the slightest excuse for
unfamlllarlty with the plans of the pro
posed high-speed transit syxterp. .for the
reason that Mr. Taylor has gone to every
section of the city and thoroughly ex
plained the plans with maps and charts
at public meetings. These were thor
oughly representative gatherings, and
many were attended by Councllmen who
had the Interest of their constituents at
DirtECTOR'S TOUIt CLINCHED
That Mr. Taylor's tour of the city bora
fruit Is evidenced by the fact that every
business and Improvement organization
In every section approved his plans,
pledged their support and decldedjto par.
tlclpate In the transit parade on January
14, which will be followed by a mass
meeting at the Academy of Music
The business men say Ignorance of the
transit plans will not bo accepted by
them. They desire to know the attitude
of the men who represent them in
Councils. Many organizations have de
cided to Invite their respective Council
men to special meetings that they may
learp their attitude on the question.
I HII II III
Concluded on race Vourtera
PULMPTOrUFTER 26 HOURS
BRINGS CHILD BACK TO LIFE
Eleven-day-old Infant Apparently
Dead From. Drugs.
A M-hour fight to save the Ufa of an
Infant that had been given a heavy do
of morphine and acrotlna In error ended
In victory for Dr. Louis Bderkan tW
morning at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Th
ohlkl, U days old, is now ant of danger,
according to the physician.
- Tiie f ataar of the eblld Is Samual Tork
en, 35J6 South PairhUl street. He carried
the Infant Into the hoapMal early yester
day marnlBg. 'The child's face was blue
and after a praUmlaary examination as
tatara at the Institution axprasMd tha
opinion that it was dead. Tortsa did not
know what had banpaeed.
Joseph flasMn, sapHntBda4 af th
bopal, aaid today this is tha rt c
that ha ccwm to al attention of miawj
tton s4ar o tea a period, eepoafelly (R
tha oae ef an latest.
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