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EVMiyq .LBnER-PHlLADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11. l&tS;
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NOW, ALL TOGETHER,
TO AID THE NEEDY
Tomorrow Will Be "Self
sacrifice Day," and Every
Man, Woman and Child
BELGIAN FLOUR SHIP
OFF ON MERCY TRIP
WITH $583000 CARGO
Sirens Shriek as Mayor
Blankenburg and Promi
SENDING LIBERTY liELVS TONES TO SAN FRANCISCO
FIRM ON SHIP BILL
'"JL- ' ' ' " i.j JSSSJ111JJZ.1!JI!!!111' WS
U. S. WILL ASSIST
FOOD SHIP OMERS
IN FREEING CARGO
State Department to Take
Hand in Wilhelmina Case
if Prize Court Proceedings
WASHINGTON, Fell. lt.-That the Stat
Department and owners ot the American
steamship Wllhetmlna will act entirely
In accord retntlve to the TlritUh setsure
of the vessel's foodstuffs cargo bound
to Germany, wa announced today by ex
Senator Town, representing the owner.
The State Department Indicated that It
prize fourt proceedings are unsatisfactory
thl Government may take a hand In
establishing the vessel's tight to take
food to Germany. The otnclal abatement
was made, however, thnt the Department
did not yet regard the matter ns an In
FALMOUTH. En., Feb. li.-The cargo
of foodstuffs on the American steamship
Wllhelmlna was formally seised by the
Government today, Actlnn under Instruc
tions sent from London by the Foreign
Orilce, the port officials formally took
possession or the ship and ordered her
transferred to a dock whpre her cargo
will be unloaded, Its llnnl dlapoaltlon
will be determined by a prise court, and
It l stated thnt every effort will be
made to hurry- the proceedings.
It Is Understood that the owners of the
cargo will enter the claim that It U not
subject to seizure. Inasmuch as It left tho
United States before any action had been
taken by the German officials to seize
foodstuffs. The steamship Itself will not
be interfered with, but will be freo to
salt after the cargo In taken off.
Captain Brewer, of the WHhelmlna. said
thdt the first news he had that Germany
had decided to commandeer all foodstuffs
was received after he had anchored In
"I suppose that this will change the en
tire aspect of the case," he said, "but I
ennnot say what will be done. I have
icported by cable to the ship's owners
and am waiting Instructions from them."
Some time ago the suggestion was made
thnt a joint prize court be established to
1)0 composed of one or more judges named
by neutral and allied Powers to pass upon
cases simitar to that of the WHhelmlna.
The British Foreign Office, while not def
initely refusing to adopt the suggestion,
has so expressed Itself as to Indicate lit
tle likelihood of its agreeing to the plan.
WASHINGTON, Fab. ll.-Counsel for
owners of the American steamahlp Wil
helmina, whose cargo Is held In England.
were expected today to confer with State
Department heads relative to this Gov
ernment's attitude on a test case. Such
a case Is sought by the owners to deter
mine American rights In shipping food
stuffs to Germany.
"BEWARE OF RECKONING,"
MAYOR TO TRANSIT FOES
Unveils Mammoth Map of City's Pro
"A word to those who oppose rapid
transit. I warn them there will be a day
Mayor Bln'nkenburg made this declara
tion today nt the unveiling of a mam
moth rapid transit mar at Strawbridge &
Clothier's. . I
After pulling aside a big American flag
and bringing the plans for high speed
transit to view the Mayor complimented
those who had created this graphic ar
gument for rapid transit and sounded his
warning to the obstructionists. "This map
unfolds to you what will bo the greatest
rapid transit system in the world," he
added. "This system will be of vital in
terest to the health, comfort and conven
ience of the people. I unci my adminis
tration stand to give Philadelphia this
Br eat improvement. We want to con
,titme going forward."
'i ilr. Ulankenburg then dwelt on the ne
cessity of progress and optimism, and
made the prophecy that the people would
not be thwarted. ,
, The Mayor's remarks were applauded
warmly by the business men and several
.hundred shoppers present, who will bo
especially grateful for better transit.
X Herbert J. Tily, general manager of the
store. Introduced the Mayor. Director
Taylor, of the Department of City Tran
sit, and other members of the Mayor's
Cabinet, also were present.
The map was erected In the rotunda of
the east store. Jt Is J5 feet high and 22
feet in width. The Market street sub
way, the recommended high-speed linen,
and the proposed tube under the Dela
ware, are marked by varl-colored lights.
They flash automatically the routes which
may be trttversed for a single '-cent fare.
In a flash It Is seen that, according to
the plans, one can ride from Frankford
to Darby, from noxborough to League
Island, from Germantown to the navy
yard, or from Oermantown to Darby, for
the same rate. The lights also show how
travol can be made from various other
xtrm points, connecting with surface
"lines for the same rate.
The map waa drawn from the plans of
the Department of Clfy Transit and col-
ored by Miss Frances ijohten.
WASHINGTON, Feb, It.
Jfor eastern Pennsylvania and New Jar.
ey: Fair and warmer tonight and Fri
day; fresh south winds.
Tho eastern area of high barometer Is
; moving slowly off the Middle Atlantic
coast this morning and t'.s temperatures
hav risen jn all districts Com the Mis
sissippi lilver eastward c"lng the last
' m hours. In the Ohio valley and the
4 Lake, resign tho rise has amounted to
i from ?0 to 30 degrees, while In the South
4 ern States it has been alight, Cloudiness
t has Increased In the central valleys and
i the Lake region and dense fogs are re-
port-id from the upper Mlrslsulppi valley,
but no precipitation of consequence has
occurred east of the Rocky Mountain
during the last 21 hours.
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Departing Vessel "Bon
With sirens shrieking a, "bon voyage,"
Mayor niankenburg and a group of
prominent business men of this city bid
"God-speed" to the big steamer Bouth
Point thlfl afternoon, and a few moments
later the vessel's propellers churned the
water and she dropped down the Dela
ware on the first leg 'of her errand of
mercy to London.
The big freighter was deep In the river
with tt,0O) worth of flour, donated by
the Millers' Itellof Movement. The Ameri
can Ambassador's Commission In Eng
land will direct distribution of the staple
to the war sufferers abrond.
In sending the vessel oft with her rich
cargo tho Mayor recalled that William C.
Kdgar, who wna among the spectators
today. Joined him In ltD2 near the same
dock In praising the Americana who then
were sending a cargo to the relief of the
famine sufferers In Iluaala.
The South T'nlnt blew a parting blast
and the party clambeied nrhore. Among
others who spoke were Mr Edgar, Fred
erick W. Taylor, of Charles M. Taylor's
Sons: Benjamin II. Hoggs, general freight
agent of the Philadelphia and Heading
Hallway, und Captain W. A. Nuemann,
who seemed to be thinking of the valu
able cargo he must conduct through the
mine-strewn waters around England.
Many local millers who have contri
buted to the ship's load of flour saw the
South Point sail. They left Raoe street
wharf at 10 o'clock this morning on board
the Ashbrldge, which then started for
Pier D, Port Richmond. A buffet luncYi
eon was served before the ceremonies
on the ship.
Among those who wero on the wharf
wore: James O. Whltely, secretary gen
eral Belgian Tlellef Fund; Walter Quack
enhush, Eastern representative of the
Northwestern Miller; George D. Dixon,
vice president of Pennsylvania Railroad;
Walter Thayer, of Pennsylvania Rnllroad;
Charles J. Young, of the Bailey, Banks
& Blddle Company; Collector of Fort
Berry; Surveyor of the Port Kurtx; Ed
ward W. Bolt, Curtis Publishing Com
pany: C. W. Wegar, Russell M. Wegar,
Oeorge Sunday, aon of the evangelist;
Georgo S. Watt, of publicity department
of Belgian ncllef Commission; O. T. Graff,
president of Commercial Exchange; J. F.
Auch, Philadelphia and Reading Railway;
Paul C. Hngcman, Belgian Consul.
TO CUT LONG HAUL
RATES TO PACIFIC
Commerce Board Holds Re
duction Necessary to In
sure Competition With
WASHINGTON, Feb. It. Because of
competition through the Panama Canal,
transcontinental railroads today were per
mitted by the Interstate Commerco Com
mission to charge lower rates from East
ern points to Pacific Coast terminals than
to Intermediate points. With a few spe
cific exceptions the decision permits a re
duction In the long-haul rates.
The decision was In what was known
or the inlermountaln rate case, and was
regarded as second in Importance only to
th R tier cent. Increase case. The de
cision was tho second big victory for tho
railroads In their appeal to the com
mission for relief from threatened finan
The commission recognised "the revo
lutionary effects of the Panama, Canal
upon transportation" and declared that
"the shrinkage of rates via the canal
from New York to 8an Francisco put the
transcontinental carriers In serious
The commission points out that In
reaching Its conclusions It recognized
these salient points In the case as pre
sented by the railroads:
That under existing rates the railroads
could not compote with the water lines to
the Pacitlc Coast: that should the whole
rate structure. Including rates to inter
mountain points, be reduced to meet the
water rates, the earnings of the railroads
would be swept away; and that unless
some adjustment could be made, the
great Industries around Chicago ana In
the Mississippi Valley would have, to lose
their Pacific Coast customers or migrate
to the Atlantic seaboard.
In this situation, the commission de
clares It was necessary to lower the
through rates to the coast to Insure
competition without lowering the rates
to Intermountatn points" on the same
The principal railroads Involved are tna
Northern Pacing. Union Pacific. Atchison,
Southern Pacific and Weatern Pacific.
The new rates will become effective
within 20 days after the tiling by the rail
roads of tariffs containing them.
The. action v the commission parmlts
the railroads to violate the long and short
haul clause of the fourth section of the
BIO TRADE BODY KnUJNED
Chamber of Commerce Members
Pledge $100,000 Fund,
At the regular meeting this afternoon
the 17W members of the Chamber of
Commerce were pledged by a vet of
those present to subscribe 1100,009 a year
for three years to finance the reorganisa
tion of the. commercial and manufactur
ing bodies on this city. Albs, D. John
son, president of the Baldwin Locomo
tive Works, waa named chairman of a
commute of nine to effect, the reor
ganisation, and Mr. Johnson announced
hla plan, Jn brief It la to rte from
amotig the members of the manufac
turers' and merchants' associations, the
Chamtwr of Commerce, the Philadelphia
Bourse and the. Bov4 of Trade on
grest body Uut shall co-ordinate all
departments of trad Q that all shall
work in harmony, yet eb, have. Individ
ual attention paid to it neds
On the reorganization commute, with
Mr. Johiuop. ar Howard u. French.
Harry B i'rench, Danltl Whitney.
Chart KHn Ctoaxtsa p. Vu,hn.
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1111114 ' ' htCTFnTTr-1 :?gr2fe mluxs
Chief Boll is shown as he tapped the bell to transm iiic sound of Its
over the wires of the Bell 1 clephone Company, wh e Curator Jordan,
the recording of the famous relic's voice on a gratiophone furnished
Company. Mayor Blankenburg and other prominen i.-ieuea
offices on Arch street.
WORDS A PLEA TO
HIDE HIS IDENTITY
Man Who Declares Body Is
That of David Krischoff
Disappears Without Giv
A man who died of poisoning at tho
door of tho Hahnemann Hospital early
this morning, after writing an appeal to
the police to refrain from trying to find
his relatives nnd friends, was Identified
as David Krischoff, U years old, of 31IJ
Page street. The man who identified the
body loft before hU name could be
The suicide's letter follows:
To the Police: If I have the light
to make a request and If you have the
power to grant It. please, I beg you.
not to try to find the people who
knew me. It you do find them you
will only cause much unhapplncss to
those that were dear to me.
I have made a failure of my llfo and
In sound mind have decided to end it.
All the time I only caused unhapplness
to those around me. und now when
I die please uparo them more of It.
If you only cremate my worthless body
as quickly as pouslble you will servo a
human debt for those who like anil
knew me. This Is the plea of one
who Is about to die, and please do not
The letter to this point was wiittcn in
Ink. Tho following was written with a.
I did not commit any crime against
the law in any way, you may be as
sured of that. If I know of a way
to end it nil without bother even to
the police I would have done so.
The note waa unsigned and undated.
The suicide walked Into City Hall court
yard late last night. He had taken bi
chloride tablets. The poison already was
doing Its work. The man was staggering,
hardly able to walk. His face was dis
torted by pain, but he made an effort to
smile when he walked up to a City
Hall guard. The latter thought at first
tho man was drunk. Dr. John Wana
maker, 3d., police surgeon, happened to
be near. He realized Instantly tho
stranger was poisoned and pgt him Into
a patrol wagon bound for the Hahnemann
Hospital. At the door of the Institution
the man died.
Professional "hoboes" know that the
average policeman Is gopd natured, and
that's why many wanderers now make a
practice of trying to "touch" "cops" for
the price of a meal Instead of approach
ing others. Two tramps, who were re
cently driven from this city, told a num
ber of their associates to tackle the Oer
mantown "cops" when they were hungry
and they'd be sure of a "feed." This
was done successfully for a few days dur
ing the last two weeks. Several police
men on comparing notes, however,
learned that at least half a dozen tramps
were using the same story. It was so
distressing that they simply couldn't re
fuse the men who recited It. A "hobo"
of Inventive mind wrote it down for the
othtrs and they got it down pat But
the next one who goes to Oermantown
with the tale will et months at the
House of Correction at the stone pile.
So the members of the "Bums1 Literary
Syndicate" had better try another dis
trict. A basketball game between the Barklle
Club and a, team composed of pupils of
the Calvary Presbyterian Sunday School
became so strenuous that the, contestant
tried to settle supremacy In n street fight.
Four of th Ylctofleua players wer ar.
rested by the police of the 15th and
Locust streets station. Abraham Rosen
thal, who acted tva spokesman tor th
Barklle team, said that th other fellows
were to blame. Under cross-examination
by Magistrate Honey he declared that
after the BarWIes "had won they were,
jeered by the loser. Ordinary conversa
tion was hardly adequate, It appears, and
a general battle resulted.
"We beat them In the pugilistic game,
too," said Rosenthal, "but we couldn't
run as fast as they could and the "copa"
gathered us In. That's why we're, here
and thy ,r not"
The Judge adYld th youthful prison
ers to acquire control of their tempera
and dljcha,red them.
When IT-year-old John Miller, of tth
street and Susquehanna avenue, "bit th
trail" at the "Billy" Suuday meeting he
evidently didn't get on a, straight path.
Tho police deelar-. that be followed
crooked Us dyitft bis spiritual await.
aia Tim boy Xouad U very tiidy.
LIBERTY BELL TAPPED TODAY
Sound Will Travel by Wlro for Bene
fit of San FranclscaiiB.
The Liberty Bell will bo sounded late
this afternoon for tho especial benoflt of
a company of San Franciscans who will
hear it over the direct line of the Bell
Telephone Company to tho Pacific Coast.
Chief Ball, of the Bureau of City Prop
erty, will tap the old relic threo times
with different mallets. Mayor Blanken
burg and about M0 prominent citizens will
hear tho sound at tho 13th and Arch
streets office of the company as it flashes
on Its way westward. Conversations with
Son Francisco over the wire will follow.
Chtuf Boll will take care to strike the
old bell in the side opposite the crack.
AWARD OF CITY CONTRACTS
Director of Public Works Accepts
Bids for Improvements
Contracts aggregating approximately
00,000 for Improvements In Philadelphia's
water supply system were awarded today
by Director Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works. The contractors are urged
by the Director to begin work as soon
as Is possible, to provide employment for
Idle men. The awards are:
Laying pipe on 57th and 53d streets, be
tween GIrard avenue and Market street,
McNIchot Paving nnd Construction Com
pany, JI2.596.9i; furnishing pipe. Waller
Wood, $51,263; furnishing valves, Chap
man Valve Company, $1351; construction
sedimentation basin .at Torresdale, Snare
& Trlest. J38O.00D.
The estimate of the Water Bureau for
construction of the basin was J50O.C0O, but
only $100,000 was allowed -by Councils In
the loan bill. The unit prices of the
Snare & Trlest Company brought tho total
coat of the basin sa designed to $113,000.
HELD POB THEFT OF 72 CENTS
Driver Arrested for Falling to Re
turn Change From ?1.
Failure to return 72 conts change to
Mrs. Margaret C. Lynch, 30 Pastorlus
street, resulted In the arrest of William
Nolan. HO High street, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Pennock today and held
under $600 ball for a further hearing Sun
day. Two weeks ago, it was testified. N'olnn
took a ride with Frank Butler, a driver
of a delivery wagon for a Oermantown
meat market. They stopped ut the homo
of Mrs. Lynch with an order of meat
which cost 2S cents. She did not have
tne exact cnange ana gave Nolan, who
aeuvereo the meat, l. lie said he would
get the change, but never came back.
Yesterday he was an ested by Special
they say, to take coal from the cars along
the Heading Hallway nt American und
Clearfield streets. When ho was caught,
he told a tearful tale of misery and
poverty to Special Policemen Redmond
and Clifton. He was given another
chance, and on the night of the theft he
attended a meeting at the tabernacle and
decided to turn over a new leaf.
Meanwhile the polloe learned that there
was no truth In Miller's pathetic story
and kept watch upon him. He again
visited the coat cars, and was about to
get away with a good-alzed load when he
was captured. When brought before
Slaglitrate qienn at the 4th and York
streets station Miller sought mercy by
2 l'.of dlatr-s- But this time it fell
nat. and an additional charge of stealing
$-7 from a relative waa made against him,
He was held in $400 ball for court.
The city ha one employe who works
for both the police and fire departments,
His name la Tom Ca.t. He divides his
time between the Belgrade and Clearfield
streets police station and the engine
1,-w.w ol v-unipapy No. S8. Tom rides In a
patrol or a hoso cart equally as well. In
the morning he attends the hearings of
Magistrate Campbell In the station house,
and in the afternoon he listens to th
alarms In the fire house,
A daring attempt to kidnap Tom yes
terday was thwarted by Fireman George,
Hummel, hi master. He saw a small
Negro boy feeding frankfurters to the cat.
and the sausage Ui directly to a. basket
which was lying on the ground. Tom
Innocently followed the trail of sausage
and was about to attack the last link
when the Ud of the basket was i clapped
on and the boy seised. It and ran. Hum
mel, who had been watching the perform
ance, ran too. and the chase lasted for'
three blocks through side, streets nd
alleys before Hummel caught the kid
naper us h wo tryuur to seal a, fence.
Hummel brought the youth to the police
station, whero the Negro told a, pitiful tal
about hi little brother and sUters starv
ing. The. police were at , loss to under
stand how k cat would better thir con
dition. The boy then admitted ho Intend
ed to sell Tots. He was dlaabarg-d ana
Tom liberties wr Immediately cui-taU4.
taps clear across the Continent
of Independence Hall, is directing
by the Victor Talking Machine
to tne experiment at the Bell
UNCLE SAM'S LATEST
WAYS AT CRAMPS'
Miss Natalie Winslow Is
Sponsor for Warcraft
Named After Civil War
Sirens shrieked, bells clanged and
whistles blew today when the torpedoboat
destroyer Winslow wna slapped on tho
noso with a bottle of champagne wielded
by Miss Natalie Bmello Winslow, of
Newport, R. I., and slid down the ways
into the Delaware River from Cramps'
shipyard. Tho launching took place Juet
before noon. An audlenca of navy ofll
cers nnd shipyard officials Btood on tho
platform near tho bow, surrounding Miss
Winslow, who hold tho bottlo ready.
Workmen In tho yard below danced about
and tossed up hats when the signal was
given for tho lnunching.
After tugs had taken the destroyer In
tow and placed her safely bcsldo a dock,
tho guests were tendered a luncheon by
officials of the shlpyurd. Miss Winslow
was the recipient of n handsome wrist
Miss Winslow Is tho daughter of Rear
Admiral Cameron McRae Winslow, U. S.
N and a descendant of Rear Admiral
John Ancrum Winslow, In whoso honor
the vessel was named. He Was com
mander of the Kearsargo when she sunk
the Confederate's famous Alabama in the
memorable battle In Juno, 1EM.
The Winslow Is a sister destroyer to tho
O'Brien and Nicholson, now Hearing com
pletion In the Cramp yards. She Is 310
feet In length, 30 feet In breadth, 9 feet
4'4 Inches draft, with a displacement of
1090 tons. Her specified speed Is to bo 20
knots an hour. The engines, of K.0O0
horsepower, to develop this speed nro oil
burners. The vessel cost the Govern
Among thOBO who witnessed the launch
Rear Admiral Cameron McR. Winslow,
Mr. und Mrs. II. W. Hand. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles P. Taylor, Admiral nnd Mra.
it x. nan. Lieutenant atul Mrs. W. F.
Cochrane, Naval Constructor Lloyd Bank
son. Lieutenant nnd Mrs. C. T. Blackburn,
C.-iptaln and Mrs. W. S. Benson, Lieu
tenant Commander and Mrs, W. M. Hunt,
Navul Constructor and Mrs. Elliot Snow,
Captuln and Mrs. W. S. Smith, Com
mander nnd Mrs. B. B. Brerer, Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Lacey, Ensign Lynll A. David
son, Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Traynor.
Lieutenant John L. Schaffer and tho
following members of tho Philadelphia
Association of Credit Men: F. B. Snyder,
C. M. Smyth. Charles Keaver, B, L. Levi,
D. C. En.y. C. K. Joyce, P. H. Wolf, A.
W. Pickford, P. S. Ludlam. C. S. French.
H. E. Moody, Arthur Ahrcnson, J. 8.
Brock, George Masters, C. L. McCul
lough. J. H. McCracken, W. K. Hardt,
J. S. McKay, W. P. Miller, E. Morris
Teaf, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Chandler,
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R. Combs.
DIES OF PTOMAINE POISON
Man Succumbs and Several Persona
One man is dead und threo other per
sons ore sick us a result of ptomaine poi
soning, which they are alleged to have
contracted after eating canned asparagus
yesterday. Tho dead man Is Samuel Fox,
0 years old, n. Negro, of 651 Brooklyn
street. He was found dead on a. sofa this
morning by Albert Williams, another Ne
gro, of the same address. Williams Is the
proprietor of the house, which la run as a
hoarding place The others afflicted with
the poisoning are Maggie Williams, wife
of Williams; their 16-year-old daughter
Martha, and Myrtle Taylor, years old.
According to Mrs. Williams, she pur
chased a can of asparagus from tho gro
cery store of Thomas Coulson, 4S4 Wal
lace street All those afflicted took sick
soon after eating the asparagus, she said,
Dr, MIRon White, of T01 N. 4M street, la
working hard to save the others sufterlnr
with the poison.
Coulson, the dealer who sold the as
paragus, says that he ha had the same
brand on sale for more than & year at his
place of business. He declares that he
has never had a complaint about it and
that members of his own family have fre
quently eaten It.
According to Mrs. Williams. Pox's life
would have been saved If he had sub.
mltted to medical treatment when the
others who were, stricken called In tha
doctor. He declared, however, that his
pain were slight, and was subsequently
Engurd Iteleased on Ball
NORBI8TOWN, Pa,, Feb. IL-WUHam
Kngard, of Philadelphia, who was made
responsible by a Coroner's Jury for tha
death of Albert P. Smith, at Owynedd
Square, was admitted to ball today after
habeas corpus proceedings before th
Montgomery County court.
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Sals of Postofflce Bite. Ba.uctJou.ed
WASHINGTON Feb IL-The Senate
this afternoon passed a bill authorising
th tale of the old poatottlc t at Jer
sey City. Tha measure already bjul
passed the Howe.
Can Help Raise $100,000
You can be Instrumental In creating
hspplnere In thousands of poverty-stricken
homes. This applies to every woman,
min and child In Phlladelph a. A con
tribution, no matter how small, will help
to purchase underwear for children or
tho poor, pay the rent and to do many
Suppose you felt convinced that by sac
rificing Borne luxury for only 3 hours you
could do so, wouldn't you care to ass st
In bringing sunshine into Borne family
whose male members aro out of work7
To assist the destitute of Philadelphia
Abraham Lincoln's birthday tomorrow
has been set aside as "Self-Sacrifice Day.
It will be a complete 24-hour day, too,
for at midnight tonight the headquarters
In the Lincoln Building will open and
!,. uinrUrrm Villi liA fin llftlld tO rOCClVQ
contributions from generous Phlladel
phlans who aro called upon to make a
supremo effort to glvo nt least $100,000 and
make this Lincoln's birthday tho most
memorable ever celebrated.
Contributions In any amount will be re
ceived. If you haven't much money but
would like to contribute n few dimes do
not feel ashamed. Contribute the dtmei.
Five ten-cent pieces will hep to buy mim
loaves of bread us well ns a quart of
Make up your mind now.
Contributions on "Self Sacrifice Day"
will bo received at the headquarters of
the Emergency Aid Committee, whose
headquarters are In tho Lincoln Building,
Broad street and South Fenn square.
Should you have no tlmo to visit the
headquarters, you can leave your contri
bution at the office of any newspaper.
Cash bowls Into which contributions
should be dropped have been placed in
the different newspaper offices.
Philadelphia's representative women
and men are on the commltteo which Is
trying to raise $100,000. The money re
ceived will be used In aiding tho unem
ployed, tho sick aid hungry.
Arrangements wero completed today to
have contributions rocelvcd for tho poor
at tho "Billy" Sunday tabernacle. Hun
dreds of persons today Joined tho move
ment to help Philadelphia's poor.
Many persona announced today that
thoy Intended to stop smoking for a week
In order to turn over the money spent In
cigars towards the raising of the $100,003.
Here Is 'a letter which reached the
Evening) LrcooErt today:
"Gentlemen With tho dawn of Solt
Sacrlflco Day, tho boya of our neighbor
hood nre going to Initiate a plan which
It would be well for other fellows to fol
low. We are going to walk to and from
work, go without luncheon, taboo tho
cigars and clrgarettes and amusements in
the evening, and give the $1.75 to an old
guy around the corner who ekes out an
existence delivering newspapers and cir
culars. "Yours truly,
"THE HIGHWAY SEXTETTE."
The Emergency Aid Committee an
nounced today that within the last 21
hours contributions averaging $1271.29 had
Several storekeepers in different sec
tions of tho city said today that they
would turn over their day receipts to
morrow towards the fund bolng raised.
The owner of a little grocory Store on
Lombard street was enthusiastic today
over tho. movement launched.
"I don't care how much money I take
In tomorrow," sold the grocer, "I will
turn over every penny to hejp tho poor."
On the "fifty-fifty" basis tho Adelphla
Theatra will Join in the Emergency Aid
Committee's "Self-Sacrlflco Day" move
ment for the Home Relief division tomor
The management of tho McConomy
drugstore, 20th and Callowhlll streets,
suggested , today that ail druggists and
other storekeepers paste the newspaper
advertisements of "Self-Sacrifice Day" In
Tho French Relief Committee of the
Emergency Aid Committee has issued a
new appeal for contributions of cash,
clothing and hospital supplied for French
soldiers in the field and for their suffer
ing women and children at homo. The
house at 709 Locust street, tho uso of
which has been donated to the French
Committee by William Henry Furness, Is
the receiving and dispatching station of
the committee. Large packages should
be sent there; small packages, such as
nre carried conveniently under the arm,
and cash donations should be sent or
taken to the committee at 1428 Walnut
Tho Northwest Business Men's Associa
tion will receive contributions for the
Lincoln Self-Sacrifice Day fund at 233S
Hungry men and women today called
at the headquarters of the Emergency
Aid Committee. They asked for food and
Clothes, Many of the destitute were ac
companied by their children, A mother
carrying a sick Infant In her arms and
closely followed by three children pleaded
for some coal.
Earlier in the day one of the Investiga
tors, while going through South Phila
delphia, found a mother lying In n cold
room. In the same bed, which was almost
a wreck, was a baby one day old.
Letters from different parts of the city
are pouring Into the headquarters. The
letters are written by men, women and
children, Little gtrln and boys wrote that
their Btomachs were empty. They pleaded
for bread and warm clothing.
Within a few hours after the doors of
the headquarters were opened, more than
$100 was left by Visitors. The money was
dropped Into the box which Is attached
to the door.
DENIED THAT U. S. ARMY
MEN WILL GUARD CAPTIVES
Britain. However, Squght Supervision
for War Prisoners,
WASHINGTON, Feb, U.-SupervUlon by
American army officers of British prison
camps In Germany Is not contemplated In
negotiations pending between the London
and Berlin Governments, with the Wash
ington Administration as intermediary, It
was stated on official authority here
It was admitted, however, that Great
Britain had asked Germany to permit
general supervision ot the British camps
by the American Government
WILLIAM BROOKS OTJBXEY
William Brooks Gurley, a former presi
dent ot tha Stock Exchange In Washing
ton, D- C , and founder of the banking
firm of Gurley & Stephens, In that city,
died yesterday at bis home, 257 Harvey
street, Germantown, after an Illness of
two months, Mr- Gurley moved to Phila
delphia iMt fall, and made his horns with
his son, the Rev. Melville Brooks Gurley,
pastor of the First PresbyterUa Church,
aerrnsntown. lie leave a widow, live
sons and. a daughter. (
Lane Will Open PaxutJis Pair
WASHINGTON, Fsb. .L-Stcrelry of
th Interior Lan was designated by Pres
ident Wilson today to go to Baa Francisco
to formally qj n tb Pasaji-P,sla Kx. i
poslUoa. Mr, Lan -will iev Uosuiiy I
Will Call Extra Session .
Necessary Consents j
Sirinlrnr-L-inrr f A . . i
WASHINOTOM. TVi. n . ..
. r. r
-' -wu ii.wAira . y
hours' conferenco with Senator. ,..
and Simmons nnd Representative kiwffl
(President Wilson decided to consent S
compromise In his shlp.purohase bill 3
It was stated on highest authority to3
Tho Administration's determination
fllrhf In . -l.u .1..-. "n.l
:;..,. """::" """ wmf
,,.,,.,... i lm;R me nieasilr. i. it
Weeks bill or to substitute the Obrt $
for It. His talks with the DeWJ2I
House and Senate leaders convinced frfl
President that nothing could bo galnt
such flank mnvjm.m. ZiM
The Prealdent today plainly IndlcaUsH
congrerslonal cnllcrB that unle.. 4uM
buster was beaten he certainly woula a!
an cstrn session. He haa definitely jH
termlned, it Is understood, to carry iffl
shipping fight to tho country, and I -ffl
urge It in his speoehea when he goe. IS
the San Francisco fair,
TO SIDETRACK TEMPORAniLfH
Facing n. Senate majority aMn.. M
purchaso bill tho President Intlmat-d 1?
consent being forced to this coslilnn
temporarily sidetracking the meamre'lll
tho Upper Houso to permit work on iiM
It was virtually agreed that the R.nJT;
should go ahead on theso whlla the hij
purchaso bill Is being passed thronrh frf
House. It was hoped by this mesrui'tSi
avoia an extra session. 'a
Tho tentative' program discussed u
for tho Senato to clean up appropriations
nnd for another effort to h nni. ..J..
tho last few days of the session to nw
the ship bill through the upper bririchsf
.. ,wa """ua uy mo nouse. ShboU
-.. ,,io ,ml ,i, uowever, tn di
clslon would be un to tha pj.-mj
whether or not to call an extra session, '
KITCHIN WARNS PRESIDENT. i
Representative Kltchln had a, rsthtr"
heatod discussion with the Executive. It1
flatly told the latter that the ship
would be defeated If brought before th?
next Congress. He sold he knew pdsifl
tivcly that It would' bo defeated In. th
House, with tho decreased Democr3?
majority there, by at least 35 votes. iM
In victr of the President's position. sorHM
of the leaders who saw him predicted
that the bill would be passed by tit
House nnd defeated In the Senate JuiT
before March 4 unless the amendment del
mandi-l by tho lnsurgont Democratic Sen-
ators. llmltinu the operation of the Gar?
ernment lleot to two years after tb?
war, is accepted. , ;
It was virtually decided at the confer
ence to havo the bill brought into tie
Houso next week, under a special rulsj
limiting debate, as an amendment to tot
Weeks navy transport bill. Its paug'i
in the present House is deemed certttji?
oven by Representative Kltchln and fu
REPUBLICAN WATCHFUL WAITING?
"Watchful waiting" described tho Sell'
ato Republicans' attitude this aftersobs
on the ship purchase bill. Except Sen
ator Vardaman, Che bolters stood pat n
their Inst night's offer to vote foX'tiT
bill If two Important amendments werj
adopted. One of these would force lit
Government out of the ship business i
the end of a given time, generally niel
at two years after the war's ejplratloa8
ine other was to strlko out the la. iokg
iette amendment, which bars the Qpv-i
eminent from leasing the ships for nwrfl
man one year, ins Doners warn ji rraot
iillljuoaiuic lu lease ine snipa Bu6Bmhj
avoiding any Government operation. JI
Viewed from this standDoInt the flsbt&t
was a straight line-up of Governments
ownersnip ana anu-uovernmenr. owna
ship rorces, with the chances ravonnra
the "antis." '3B
convinced apparently that tho niioiwfj
couia oe continued until xviarcn . mi;
lng an extra session necessary and Mock;
Infr nil rtthpr Ian-Iain tlnn Kanfltnr KorrlS,
of Nebraska, und Senator Kenyon, otj
Iowa. Republican Progressives who btvl
supported the Administration bill, nlU
drew their support late yesterday. Ses4
tor O'Gorman, of New York, one of tin,
leaders of the Democratic opposition to,
the bill, moved to adjourn, ana flu w'
tlon. bv a vote of 4S tr 46. was adopt!
Tho Senate adjourned at 6:10 p. m.. aftttj
a continuous session occupying 65 honjl,
and 10 minutes, and breaking all reCQtflJ
in the history of that body.
CHEST OF SILVER FOR SUNDJtfj
Penna. R. R. Delegation of 80MJ
lien to Hear Evan Relist. M
Employes of the Pennsylvania lufl
n it rol.n l n t,1tr o I, tltitiftn lBbJ
"Ttlltv" Hnnrinv G.rvlrK In fha rnbernsde
next Wednesday night, will present tl3
evangelist aim jus. aunuay win. -jm
of sliver. Each piece will have a baa
tlfully engraved Keyatone design, J
TrMni Man 1 Avnaz-fprl tn head U,
delegation. Arrangements for the r
vatlon are being made by tne reanaii
vanla Railroad Y. M. C, A., and It J
expected nnout wx rauroauers -
Tbujr Uses Watchman ob TargS
The Slerlon police are looking forHl
thug who threw to tho ground jonn "egi
a negro watchman, In a deserted hJ"3
on Golf House road in Delaware vvai
and after wresting away his rclffi
used the watchman for a target. Jur.
Mrs. H. a Thayer, hearing the h
sent for the police, but Roses
CAMDEN CARPENTER HISSH?H
Walter S, Thomas, a carpent.ftJM
Camden, left home several weeks as r
V.a- Mn ..hin, Hla vtrifa llBS S$C
-1-- -, ...!... n o-awh tOr i&i
missing man. Thomas Is described WJS
years old, with DlacK nair, ngni.
eyes. At tne ime ui nw upwr-
he wore a blue serge sun.
From Markst Street Wbtrf
tl fWlAUsntla City, fMi nMWW
'Wyoofl. AuV. 7 SO . tn
From Broad Street Station
$0 fUl Baltimore, 1.33 a m-i?
-W7 m-d, 1. April jl, Mir
f -'W.ry 11, iUrd. If. AP .,W