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FINANCIAL EDITION
NIGHT
EXTRA
NIGHT
imttn
VOli. I NO. 110.
PIllliADEIjPUIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1013.
PKIOE ONE CENT :
CortuariT, 1015, bt thr Pdimo Lsdoct Comfamt.
- .
KAISER SEES
FOE REPULSE
ON BIRTHDAY
bDcsperate Assaults Fail to
Break Allies' Front North
'of Aisne French Once
More Demolish Invaders'
Bridge Across Meuse at
St. Mihiel.
((Russians Half Way 'to Koenigs-
berg in Now Drive Czar
Forces East Prussia Defenders
i
West of Gumbinnen, But Loses
Carpathian Heights.
i Reckless charges by the German in
ifantry along tho western battle front,
'delivered In a desperate effort to ob
"taln a striking1 victory on tho Kaiser's
birthday, havo everywhere been re
pulsed, according to tho French re-
ports. Tho fighting was particularly
violent In tho region of Perthes and
Craonne, north' of ""tho Alsnc. At
Craonne tho Germans still hold
trenches that they captured on Monday,
GERMAN LIN
I but further nttempts to advance havo
been checked, tho Paris War OfTico
f, maintains.
jf At St. Mihiel the French have again
-wrecked tho pontoon bridges that tho
I', Germans had thrown n cross the Mouse
f In their persistent attempt to advance.
I Kgcnlgsberg again has become tho
, immedlato objective of Russian opera -
tlons In East Prussia. The Czar's out
posts are now 65 miles from tho East
Prussia capital, nearly half the dis
tance between tho great fortress nnd
the Poland border.
Russian counter-attacks havo neu
tralized tl!e advantages gained early In
the week by tho resumed German of
fensive In the region of Gumbinnen.
Bird fighting continues beyond PI111-
; kalian, also In East Prussia, where tho
sauve rorccs havo been drlvon several
iles "westward.
Along the Qallctan front, from Jns
lowa to Uzsolc, an energetic Austrian
offenslvo has been met with vigor and
(jftieavy losses Inflicted on tho assailants.
auurp uermaii auucKS nave Deen re
pulsed west of Warsaw at Borjlmow,
. Oumln and Skierniewlce, where the in
vaders' activity has Increased, as It
has In South Poland. In that zone un
official reports say the Czar has been
driven out of Klelce, In an assault in
which Austrian airmen participated.
Vienna reports tho gain of Important
heights in tho vnlley3 of the Ung, La
torcza nnd Nagy-Ag. Tho conflict has
been violent along the three rivers for
two days.
GERMANS BEATEN IN BLOODY
FIGHTS ON RULER'S BIRTHDAY
Bullous Attacks Along Franco-Belgian
tines Beaten Back.
PARIS. Jan. 27.
Heaps of dead, victims of a series of
reckless and bloody charges against the
Allies' Intrenchments, formed the Ger-
THE WEATHER
Monday's child la air of face;
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child la ful of wot;
Thursday's child haa far to go,
Now. let's a ton a moment and eo back
"to January twentyseventh, 1869. Fifty
Mix years ago that Is, and the day fell on
mursday that year.
"Thursday's child haa far to go "
The ICnliAr Is EC veara old todav. and
iU'i cloudy at thatl
FORECAST
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Unsettled tonight and Thursday;
colder Thursday; gentle to moderate
northeast winds, becoming variable.
For details, see page S,
Observations at Philadelphia
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Frtclnltation last Jt hours , None
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'.Hlnlmura temperature ..,.,.....,,.,,,..S3
, Mulmuio temperature , ,..S8
Almanac of the Day
,Wn sets itomorrew) 4.58a.m.
Xamps to Be Lighted
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man army's birthday present to Emperor
William today.
Inspired by tho presence of the Kaiser
near the battle front, German forces made
simultaneous night attacks of unusual
ferocity upon tho French and English
Unci from tho scacoast southward near
ly to Rhclms, according to advices hero
today.
The fighting along tho wooded heights
west of Crnonno was moat furious early
today. Desperate Infantry nssnults upon
tho French positions followed a celebra
tion nnd song service nlong the German
trenches, supposedly In commemoration
of tho Kaiser's SOth birthday.
Strains of "Dlo Wncht am niioln" wero
still drifting ncrofls to tho French lines
when tho Oerman nttnek suddenly broke
on tho French left. Tho Germans wero
within 300 yards of tho bnrbed-wlro en
tanglements before they wero discovered.
Searchlights wero played upon tho ad
vancing Germans. Machine gmis poured
a withcrfng fire into their ranks. Tho
German charges against tho French lines
were renewed hourly today.
FRENCH AVIATORS' BOMBS
DRIVE FOE FROM TRENCHES
Fliers Co-operate With' Infantry n
Attack Near Craonne.
PARIS, Jan. 27. Violent fighting of tho
most spectacular sort with Allied aero
planes flinging bombs Into thickly massed
German trenps while tho French Infantry
charged into tho confused ranks of the
enemy Is reported from Craonno.
Aeroplanes have been put to various
uses In this war, but this Is the ilrst
tlmo that they havo been used directly
as an attacking agent In conjunction with
Infantry movements.
Tho Germans had Just made a success
ful charge and had penetrated the French
trenches between Hourteblso and tho
Foulon wood when several French airmen
went aloft.
Tho filers gained a point above the
lost trenches nnd rained down a deadly
hall of explosives. The Germans wero
thrown into confusion, for they had no
wny of meeting this attack. Tho French
infantry then charged with bayonets
fixed, and without firing a ohot drove out
tho Germans,
TURKISH MARCH BEGINS
AGAINST SUEZ CANAL
Advance Guard Clashes With British
Near Atkantnrn.
CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 27.
It Is officially announced that tho Turks
have begun their advance ngainst tho
British fornes guarding the Suez Canal.
The statement says:
"Fighting has occurred between the
Turkish advance guard nnd British
troops near Atkantnrn. A British officer
was wounded in skirmishing yesterday.
LONDON, Jan. 27.
A dispatch to the Evening Nows from
Its correspondent there, declares that
considerable activity among the British
defense forces of tho Suez Canal Is mnn-i
ifest. Troops are assembling nt points on!
the canal and warships. Have be.en pass
ing through the channel to points which
may be attacked.
Civilians are leaving tho neighborhood.
A British aeroplano recently dropped a
bomb on a Turkish advance party, which
fled.
ATHENS, Jan., 27.
General Jemal Pasha, former Turkish
Minister of Marine, has been appointed
commander-in-chief of tho Turkish forces
In the campaign against Egypt, accord
ing to dispatches from Constantinople to
day. Three Turkish army corps are reported
to bo marching on Egypt.
WAR FOB, RUMANIA SOON
PARIS, Jan. 27. The Petit Journal an
nounced today that M. IstratI, a promi
nent Rumanian statesman, had authorized
It to state that Rumania would enter the
war. within a few weeks.
Other War News on Page 4
WIFE SEEKS DIVORCE
FROM M. R. GUGGENHEIM
Respondent, 20 Years Old, Is a Grad
uate of Columbia.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. Suit for divorce
from M. Robert Guggenheim, a member
of the family of copper magnates, has
been brought by his wife, Mrs. Grace S.
Guggenheim, A motion was made In the
Supreme Court to put the case on the
February calendar and was granted.
Mr. Guggenheim is 29 years of age, was
graduated from Columbia University n
few years ago, and has been Identified
with the Arm of M. Guggenheim & Sons
since that time.
FILIPINO REBELS HANGED
General Noriel and Two Aides Pay
Penalty of Political Murder.
MANILA. P. ! Jan. 27,-General Nor)el.
the Filipino leader, and two other men,
who were convicted with him of a polit
ical murder in 1812, were hanged early
today,
Friends of Noriel, Including Agulnnldo,
had rriado strong efforts to -prevent the
triple execution, but the American Gov
ernor General, Francis Burton Harrison,
ordered it to proceed. '
ARRESTED, COMMITS SUICIDE
Aged McKeesport Man Hangs Him
self in Cell.
McKEESPORT, Pa,, Jan. 27. John
Kundson, GO years old, despondent over
his arrest on a charge of drunkenness,
committed suicide In the McKeesport Jail
today by hanging himself to a bunk In
his cell.
The death cord was made from a hand.
kerchief and a shoe string.
'QUAKE RECORDED IN ENGLAND
Seismograph Indicates Disturbance in
Turkey or Greece.
LONDON, Jan, 27. A sharp earthquake
shock was reeorded todayby the seismo
graph the West Bromwloh observa
tory. It was estimated that the seat of the
disturbance was somewhere in Turkey
or Qr$ec.
SUFFRAGE MEASURE
PUTS ISSUE BEFORE
VOTERS NEXT FALL
Philadelphian Introduces
Bill Passed by Legislature
at Last Session Farmers
Oppose School Tax.
(rnoii a RTArr cosnrsro.sDr.NT
HAR1USUURG, Jan. 27.-The woman
suffrage amendment to the Stnto Con
stitution wns Introduced In tho House
today by William II. Wilson, of Phila
delphia, a Vare lieutenant. Tho amend
ment wns referred to the Judiciary Gen
eral Committee without discussion,
This measure passed the 1913 session
of tho Assembly nnd If approved by the
present session It will go to the voters
for Indorsement or rejection this fall
Reimbursement of farmers nnd dairy
men for all cattle that havo been or will
bo killed In the campaign to eradicate
tno loot anil mouth disease was provided '
for In a bill introduced, appropriating I
$538,000 to the State Live Stock and Snnl- I
tary Hoard for that purpose. The Federal
Government Is to defray half the amount
In each case.
These two bills and several ot'ners. In
cluding one to amend tho School Code
to piovldo that tho school tux Bhall be
levied in the same manner as tho munic
ipal tnx, wero Introduced during a 20
mlnuto session after which tho House ad
journed until Monday night nt 9 o'clock
Tho school tax revenue will suiter a
depreciation of about JC3.000 If tho bill
which Representative Dunn, of Phllndel
p'nla, Introduced becomes a law. This
bill puts tho school tax on the same prin
cipal of assessment as tho municipal
tnx, which Is now levied on Improved
city property at tho full rate of $1 per
jtoo.
The Board of Public Education levies
Its own tnx for educational purposes nnd
Is authorized by tho School Code to Im
pose a tnx of not more than six mills ori
tho dollar and not less titan five.
FARMERS OPPOSE TAX.
Farmers in tho outlying sections of
Philadelphia have for some time chafed
under this provision of tho school code
and have been waiting for tho Legisla
ture to convene to endeavor to havo It
changed. Thirty-fifth Wnrd agricultur
ists have been agitating for such a
change, and the matter has been brought
to a head by action of the Farmers' Im
provement Association of Fox Chase.
This association Interested Representa
tive Dunn nnd got him to have such an
amendment drafted. In effect. It amends
Section 251 of the school code so tnat
tho school tax levied In districts of tno
Concluded on Face Two
WOMAN MURDERED
IN NEW YORK FLAT;
MAN FOUND SLAIN
Janitor Is Arrested on Sus
picion After Leading Po
lice a Chase Says He
Hid From Wife.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. Miss Marlon
Franklin, a stenographer of Wllkes
Barro, Pa., and a man believed to be
John Christopher, an engineer, were
beaten to death with a hammer in an
apartment 'nouse at 115 East 111th street.
The police arrested Joseph Krlegleer,
Janitor of the apartment, on suspicion.
He denied knowing anything of the
murders.
Miss Franklin had been in this city
for three months and lived with the
Krleglegers. A birthday party was ar
ranged In honor of Miss Franklin's 30th
birthday anniversary, and this party
ended with the murders.
Tho body of Miss Franklin, fully
clothed, was found on the floor of a bed
room. Nearby was a blood-stained ham
mer and hatchet. The man's body was
found in tho basement near the furnace.
The police believe that It was tho mur
derer's Intention to burn Christopher's
body, but that he was frightened away
before he could hide the evidences of his
crime. The man's body was found in an
ash pit in front of the furnace. In a
corner was a heavy iron shaker used in
the furnace. Blows had been struck with
it.
Mrs. Krlegleger came out of the house
early this morning and said to Policeman
King, according to tho bluecoat:
"My husband beat up a woman in my
apartment. You'd better call an, ambu
lance. I think you'd better come down
stairs first and look at a man there."
Since then the woman has been unable
to make any coherent statement,
Krlegleger, when caught after a pur
suit iin which shots were flred. Bald he
had been hiding from his wife. Mrs.
Krlegleger, the police say, said she had
applied peroxide to the woman's wounds.
The man and woman had been dead
many hours. Mrs. Krlegleger said she
"must have fallen asleep," when asked
to explain.
In the dead man's pocket was found a
letter written to him by Miss Franklin.
It reads:
I must see you alone. I tried to get .
you on the telephone, but could not.
She was terribly beaten up, He has
the heart and soul scared out of her,
Something must be done. I think there
is a way to help her, and I will do all
I can.
Though the letter was unintelligible in
the main, the police believe that it re
ferred to the relations between Krleg
leger and his wife. She Is said to have
been often beaten by her husband.
Christopher, the male victim of the
double murder, was a resident of the
Union Course Section of Queens, where
he was active In the Ladies and Knights
-Of Honor and other organizations. He
was married and had five children. It
was stated by one of his sons today that
Christopher had recently been working
tn New York and nothing was thought
of his failure to arrive home last night.
Womfttt TJnknown in Wilkea-Barre
YJLKES-BARBE, Jan. 27 -Marlon
Franklin, who was found murdered in
New York today, was unknown here.
Diligent lWH'j br tho P0" "P city
officials has fa1 to establish a previous
residence here of the woman.
FINE AMERICAN
luore than 500 passengers, among them many persons of prominence,
were aboard the Great Northern when she sailed hence today on her
maiden voyage to San Francisco by way of the Panama Canal. Her
speed is 24 knots an hour and she is one of the largest passenger and
freight vessels in the world.
LUNATIC SMASHES
DELANCEYST.DOOR;
RAGES ABOUT HOUSE
John Moss, Jr., Into Whose
Home Maniac Broke, Says
He Believes Man Was
"Frenzied by Sunday."
"Billy" Sunday religion, the tardiness of
tho police. Director of Public Safety
Porter's politics nnd all Philadelphia
newspapers came In for a cnustlo verbal
broadsldo today from John Moss, -Jr., a
broker, who lives at 2211 DcLaiifcoy street,
after nn Insane man nnd broken Into his
homo by smashing the plalo glass of tho
front door. Mr. Moss has "a very nice
shoo" left behind by tho visitor.
Tho man, Inter arrested by Policeman
Anderson, of the 12th nnd Pino streets
station, and sent to tho Philadelphia Hos
pital by Magistrate Hagerty, gave his
name as Howard McCnskey, 23 years old,
of 2231 South 23d street. Ho babbled In
coherently when arraigned for a hear
ing. Residents of Do Lnncey street were
aroused early this morning by tho
shrieks and howls of McCnskey as ho
walked through tho street. He thrust his
fist through the plate glass window of
the front door nt tho house of Mr. Moss
nnd "raged through tho house," accord
ing to Mr. Moss, to tho fourth floor.
"I think it Is an outrage," said Mr.
Moss. In describing the occurrence, "thnt
Director Porter can't pay more attention
to his policemen. If ho'd do this nnd
pay less attention to politics It would bo
a good thing. It is nn outrage.
"Two other persons, neighbors of mine,
telephoned to tho police, but It took be
tween 15 nnd 20 minutes for them to get
here, and In the meantime the fellow was
raging through the house.
"He smashed un thlnes ami leff n.ii.
all through the house. Three men came
In with a policeman and dragged him
away after ono man had telephoned
twice tor me ponce. Anci i telephoned,
too. '
"I think ho was crasy with "Billy"
Sunday religion or drink. I don't know.
Ho didn't say anything about Sundny,
but I think some of that Sunday slush
worked him Into a frenzy. And I'm dls.
gusted with tho newspapers. It would
be a good thing If they'd stop filling up
their columns with that slush and print
news, I'm sick of It.
"It's a pity this street can't have police
protection, and I'm going to write a
letter about it."
Mr. Moss then wanted to know if Mc
Cnskey was a white or a Negro. On
being assured the man was white, he con
tinued: "I thought so, hut wasn't sure. I
have a shoe ho left mere. It is a very
nice shoe, too," he added,
SEVEN FIRMS OFFER BIDS
FOR SURVEY BUREAU AUTOS
Four Cars to Be Furnished for Use of
Employes.
Proposals for four automobiles for use
of employes of the Survey Bureau were
opened at City Hall today, Seven motor
firms bid to supply the seven-passenger
car to be used, at the City Hall office of
the bureau, and the three four-passenger
cars for district surveyors In the
suburban sections.
There s Q09 available for purchase of
the four cars, which will be the first sup
plied to district surveyors.
The following automobile companies
submitted bids which will be considered
before the award is made:
Gomery-Schwarti Motor Company, of
fering the Hudson car; the B. R. Block
son Company and the Chalmers, Wlnton,
Cleveland and Ford agencies.
Five contractors bid to reconstruct the
nine-foot Mantua Creek sewer In the
Zoological Garden, for which (50,000 Is
available. Bids for reoonstruetllng inlets
at (1000 and for test borings at (000 were
also received.
TJ, S. Strike Report Delayed
NEW YORK, Jan. 27, Chairman Frank
P. Walsh, of the Federal Commission on
Industrial Relations, announced today
that the report of Special Investigator
Frederick F GUI Into the strike situation
at Itoosevelt N J . would bo deluvsd. In
the meantime the investigation there will
bo continued.
STEAMSHIP SAILS
3000 STEVEDORES
WALK OUT; DEMAND
HIGHER WAGE RATE
Longshoremen After Share
of "Exhorbitant Freight
Rates" 10,000 Men
May Quit.
Three thousand stevedores of almost
every nationality went on striko today
nlong tho Delaware River front. Tho
men demnnd a share of what they call
tho cxtortlonnto rates being charged by
shippers. There was no disorder, but the
pollco are keeping close watch of the
situation.
Tho men are employes of Charles M.
Taylor's Sons and Murphy, Cook & Co.
It Is behoved tho walk-out will spead
along tho entire water-front. A largo
fleet of vessels would be tied up should
this happen. At present about 10,000 men
are engaged In tho work of loading nnd
unloading vessels. At noon tho men em
ployed by tho Independent Pier Company
and tho International Mercantile Marine
Company were still nt work.
I. W. W. TO LEAD MEETING.
The strikers, led by members of tho In
dustrial Workers ot the World, nre to
hold a meeting In a hall on Catharine
street above Front this nfternoon, They
win hold a parade and endeavor to get
those now employed to walk-out.
Vessels on which all work has ceased
aro the British steamship South Point,
taking on a cargo of Hour at Pier A, Rich
mond, for tho relief of stnrvlng Belgians;
tho Caterlna, discharging a cargo of
china clay nt Glrard Point; the Knierlne,
loading grnln at the Port RIchmoiTn Ele
vators, and the Beachy, unloading a cargo
of skins and hides from Calcutta at Pier
48, South Wharves. ,
Work la progressing on the loading of
the American Line steamship Dominion
nt Pier 63, South Wharves. This vessel
is scneuuieu to leave under "rush orders"
for St. John. N. H., presumably to take
Canadian troops to England. At Pier 31,
Hnuth, tho British steamship Hopemon
Is working without interference, as Is
the Scandlnnvlan-Amerlcan Lino steam
ship California, at Pier 23, North.
WAR BROUGHT ON TROUBLE.
Ever since ocean rates have begun
soaring, the longshoremen have been
dissatisfied. While the scarcity of ves
sels has worked to the advantage of the
steamship ownern. It has been disad
vantageous to the longshoremen. In
stead of regular employment, many of
them have had on the average of but
two days a week work for the past sev
eral months.
At present the men are paid 30 cents
nn hour. This was received as a result
of tho strike two years ago. They now
demand an Increaso of 10 cents an hour.
The men employed as grain levelers are
asking more. They claim their work Is
exceedingly dangerous and exacting.
They base their right to nn increase on
the rate being paid per bushel for grain
transportation on the steamship Kather
Ine, This rate of 31 cents a bushel Is
the highest for a similar Bhipment in the
history of shipping. Under normal con
ditions, the rate is about eight cents a
bushel.
"MOTHER" JONES COMES OUT
AGAINST WOMAN SUFFRAGE
Says It Will Not Solve lahor Prob
lems, and Attacks Prohibition.
NSW YORK, Jan, 27.-"Mother" Jones,
who is devoting her life to the alleviation
of workmen's burdens, came out against
woman -suffrage, today.
"At first I favored it; for I thought it
would help, but now I see that it Is not
any solution of the prevailing Ills," she
said."
"Mother" Jones also attacked national
prohibition because it would throw so
many persons out of work.
CARPENTER PAIXS DEAD
William B. Harris, a carpenter, of 6615
Chaster avenue, fell dead of heart dis
ease on tho steps ot the Nurses' Home,
Germantown Hospital, today. Harris was
oar.-ylnv his chest of tools up the stair.
He stooped over to put down the chest
mil fell dad. He was W years old.
GREAT NORTHERN DEPARTS
ON MAIDEN VOYAGE TODAY
Steamship Rendy o Take BOO Pas
sengers to San Francisco.
Hundreds of persons will assemble this
afternoon on Pier G3, South Wharves, at
tho foot of Washington avenue, to cheer
tho departure of tho Northern Pacific
Steamship Company's big steamship, the
Grent Northern. The vessel leaves at
4 o'clock on hor maiden voyage, going to
San Francisco via the Panama Canal.
Sho will carry 600 passengers. It Is ex
pected thnt the voyngo will last about 17
days. Stops will bo made at Colon, Bat
boa and San Diego,
Tho Great Northern was constructed by
the William Cramp Ship and Engine
Building Company. Her sister ship, tho
Northern Pacific, is scheduled to leavo
on her official trial trip In a few days.
These vessels are tho fastest, finest and
largest passenger nnd freight atcnmshlps
over built for tho American merchant ma
rine. Every modern convenience for tho
safety, amusement and comfort of the
pnssengcrs has been provided. Tho
method of hnndllng tho cargo by elevators
Inatend of the usual cargo derrick-boom
hoists Is looked upon as the last word
In freight lifting.
Ench vessel Is capnble ot making 21
knots an hour, which places them high
on the list of tho world's fastest merchant
ships.
Captain Abman, commodoro of the
Great Northern fleet, hns been placed In
command of the Great Northern, nnd will
guide her on this trip, The vessel will
pass out tho Delaware Capes about mid
night tonight.
WHEAT CONTINUES TO SOAR
May Closes at $1.48f nnd July
Goes to ?1.33.
CHICAGO, Jan. 27. Wheat today con
tinued its sensational advance, making a
now hlgn figure in the first half hour of
trading. May opened nt (1.4Ci, & over
last night's close In fifteen minutes it
ndvanccd to (L47H. a now high mark. At
10 a. m. May stood at (1.4714.
July opened at (1.31T4, a full cent nbove
yesterday's close, advanced to J1.32H tn
fifteen minutes and nt 10 a. m. stood at
(1.324. Other grains were strong.
TWO DEAD FROM GAS
Man nnd Wife .Found in South
Twenty-fifth Street Home.
Two persons wero found dead at 900
South 25th street early today In n room
filled with lllumlnntlng gas. A defective
gas stove was tho cause, the pollco say.
Pierre Petrovlch, DO years old, and his
wife, Rcllglna Petrovlch, wore tho vic
tims. Augustus Levin, who occupied the
second-story rear room, noticed the
odor of gas nnd notified Sergeant Farley,
of the 20th and Federal streets station,
who smashed tho door. The woman was
lying on tho floor. Evidently she hnd
struggled to get to tho door, but had
collapsed. Tho man was In the bed.
Physicians at tho Polyclinic Hospital
prouounced the couple dead. They had
no children.
"STEAMSHIP MEN BELONG
IN JAIL SAYS REDFIELD
Secretary of Commerce Calls Rates
Extortionate.
GALVESTON, Tex., Jan. 27. Secretary
of Commerce Redfteld, In an interview to
day, declared the present ocean freight
rates were extortionate and that the
steamship men "belonged lnthe peniten
tiary, where railroad men would be If
they attempted such extortion."
Ho declared that certain steamship
companies were breaking contracts with
Impunity and robbing the people.
P. R. R. DECLARES QUARTERLY
DIVIDEND OFTi PER CENT
Payable February 27 Several Offi
cial Changes Made.
The regular quarterly dividend of 1H
per cent was declared today at a meet
ing of the Board of Directors of the
Pennsylvania allroad on stock ot record
February 1, It will be payable February
27.
T. Dewltt Cuyler, of Philadelphia, was
elected a member ot the Board of Di
rectors of the Pennsylvania Company,
which operates the Pennsylvania lines
west of Pittsburgh, at a meeting of that
body. He will fill the vacancy caused by
the recent death ot N, Parker Shortrldge.
The Boards ot Directors of the Pennsyl
vania Company and. the Pittsburgh, Cin
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
elected S, H. Church yesterday of both
companies to succeed the late S. B. Lig
gett. The appointment will become ef
fective February L Mr. Church Is now
assistant secretary.
Other appointments confirmed by both
boards were: J, W, Orr, assistant comp
troller, promoted to comptroller to suc
ceed J, W. Renner, retired under the
pension rule of the company; J, W.
Roberts, superintendent ot car service of
the Vandalla Railroad, promoted to gen
eral superintendent of passenger trans
portation to succeed Charles Watts, pen
sioned: B. R. Young, chief clerk to the
first vice-president, promoted to. assistant
secretary to the same official; A. M.
Marlon, chief clerk to the general sup
erintendent of foreign transportation,
promoted to the newly created position
of assistant o he same official; S. M.
Rankin, chief clerk to the general sup
erintendent of passenger transportation,
promoted to the new position ot assis
tant to he same official, and J. L. Mason,
assistant secretary, appointed to the ad
ditional position of superlntenden of the
employes' saving fund of the Pennsyl
vania lines west.
ITALIAN STEAMSHIP MISSINO
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27.-AU trace has
been lost ot the Italian steamship Angela
ParodI, out of coal and drifting help
lessly in the Gulf Stream.
The revenue cutter Mohawk, unable to
find the Farodl, is returning to New
York, according to a wireless message
to revenue cutter headquarters here today.
"TOWN IS GOING
TO HELL," CRIES
"BILLY" SUNDAY
Church Members Who "Put
Repentant in Icebox",
Scored by Evangelist in
Stirring Sermon.
"Devil Playa in Backyard Whifo
You Sit in Pow," Ho Shouts,"
Urging Charity to All.
"Tou sit in your fine homes and see
the town going to hell without raising
a finger to save It" These cutting words
wero only a few of tho caustic remarks
"Billy" Sunday hurled nt Indifferent,
church members during his sermon in the
tabernacle this afternoon. Ho was preach
ing on "Pcrsonnl Work" for the third
tlmo since ho came here, and never here
tofore hns ho boon more severe In his
criticism of those who "sit still In their
pews whllo the devil plays in the back
yard."
He urged nctivlty, enthusiasm nnd sin
cerity In tho lives of church members, .
"You need courage," he said. "It's hard
to do personal work, and you enn always
count on It that the old devil will be
around the corner trying to head you off
every tlmo you drive a spike home for
Christ's church.
"It will surprise you to see many per
sons lie to get out of personal worjc
That's the devil In them that makes thera
try to evade helping us. It's a shame so
many persons who want to shine tn buspi
ncss, In piofesslonal life and In society'
nre In hiding when they are called upon
to do something for Jesus Christ
NEED OF ENTHUSIA8SI.I
"You'll never accomplish anything"
worth while for God without enthusi
asm," he shouted. "Formality! Is chok
ing religion to death. You want to get
awake, get allvo for Christ and to keep
your friends out of hell."
"When a man knocks a base hit nnd
drive homo a winning run and breaks
tho tie score, you yell like a Comanche
inuian anu carry the hero from the field
on your shoulders. But when a prodigal
sen makes a base hit for God and j
nomo run from the hogpen of hell to
heaven wo put him In the Ice Lox. It's so
foolish. Drop-your dignity nnd be true."
Again Sunday asked all to help make
Philadelphia a better city. He declared
the tabernacle (was erected to ma)to the
city purer, soberer and more moral, and
insisted thatT'it Is going to' -do this U
Christians will come out for the cam
paign and help to boost it
"After you do your best you'll feei
like doing better. I always do, I always
want to preach a better sermon, than I
have after I stop talking, God expects
ou to get busy. The man who lives for
himself alone will have the privilege of
being mouiner, and perhaps Bote
mourner, at his own funeral."
He urged Christians to be sympathetic:
not with tho sins ot the non-Christian,
but with the Individuals.
"God hates sin and the devil," he said.
"He will not compromise. Have sym
pathy with tho girl who Bins, but not with
the sin that ruined her. Get down on the
ground where the others are and help
lift them up. You're not much of a
Christian yourself if you sit up on a
pedestal and consider yourself above
everybody else and watch men and women
go to hell."
A delegation of clergymen from New
ark, N. J was present In the tabernacle
this afternoon. The visitors urged Mr.
Sunday to conduct a campaign, In their
city within the next 12 months. They ore
to meet the evangelist for a conference
this evening.
The Rev. George G. Vogel, a district
superintendent for the Methodist Episco
pal Church, heads the delegation.
Officials of the Sunday Campaign Com
mittee, following an Investigation of the
excitement In the tabernacle lost night
when several thousand persons caused a
disturbance when they wero unable to
get to their seats, said today reports ot
the excitement had been exaggerated. The
matter was discussed at a meeting of the
officials in the campaign headquarters
this morning.
The excitement developed when per
sons holding tickets were admitted to
the special entrances on 19th street and
then preented from going to their seats.
Doors IS and 19 are set aside for the
admission of persons having tickets for
party reservations.
The police and ushers were unable to
control the crowd clamoring for seats,
and it was only after the women began
to faint and their screams caused the
Concluded on Fate BU
"SHIP BILL LAW IN 2 WEEKS"
Democrats Say They Can Wear Out
Filibuster in That Time.
WASHINGTON, Jan, 27.-The Demo
cratic leaders of the Senate made plans
today to get back to work on the ap
propriation bills, confident of their ability
to wear out within two weeks the Re
publicans who are filibustering on the
ship purchase bill.
Consideration ot the river and harbor,
executive. Legislative and Judicial appro
priation bills will be taken up gradually
The Democrats say the shipping bill wilt
have been passed by February 10 to 12.
There was evidence today that the ma
jority had made its last threat of night
sessions, and that beginning tonight the
Senate would be held to long hours of
debate each night? until the minority
should agree to a vote on the ship juea
tlon.
"When a speaker gets through and
there la none ready to take his place w
shall demand a roll call," was the warn-;
Ing Issued by Majority Leader Kern.
120,000 Turks to Raid Egypt
LONDON. Jan. 27.-A Reuter dispatch
from Athens states that three TurkUh
army corps, 120,000 men. Is marching on
Egypt
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