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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MABOH 27, 101C
BIG ALLIED WAR
TO CRUSH FOES
Aeroplanes Guard Leaders
of Seven Nations From
ENGLAND PLEDGES FUNDS
Italians Reveal Attempts by
Germany to Win Her Away
PAIUS. March 27.
Vast plans by which tho Kntente Pow
ers hope to end tho war before the end
of the present year aro being- made by
the Grand Allied Council of War which
began here today.
Tho first session waH opened at the
foreign Olllce at 10 o'clock, with repre
sentatives of seven nntlons present.
In connection with the Council of Wni
office, discussion of economic matters will
be held during the week.
Extraordinary precautions to guard
ngalnst a great Zeppelin raid on Paris
while the council Ih In session, were taken
by tho French military authorities today.
The greatest Ileet of aeroplanes that hai
maneuvered above the capital In many
months took the air promptly at dawn 1 1
patrol tho skies. Lines of air scouts ex
tended far outside the city, oVer the north
ern suburbs. Helays of aviators kept
ijonstnnt watch for Zeppelins from the tils.
trlct north of Complcgne.
NATIONAL, LBADHUS PIIKSKNT
All the nations represented and those
representing them follow:
Franco Premier Drland, General
Charles rtoques, the Minister of War;
General Castelnau, Chief of the French
General Sinn, and General Joseph JofTrc.
the French Mlnlster-ln-Chlef.
England Premier Asqutth. Sir Kdwnrd
Crt. tho Foreign Minister; Lord Kltch-i
Kb Cmba n9 Utntn tnm Wn r fifnenrtx I
vnai, oct-tctntj ui uuw ' ,......
air Oouglas Halg, commander or me
Ornish troops on tho Continent, and Gen
1 Robertson, cMef of the British Gen
Russia M. Iswolskv. llusslan Ambas- j
tador to France, nni General GIMnsHy.
aide-de-camp to Czar Nicholas.
Hty frcmler Snlandrn. Baron Son
mnn. the Forelon Minister: General Dall
Olio. Minister of Munitions, nnd Llcuten-
ant General Count Lulgl Cadorna. chief
of Italian General Staff.
Belgium-Baron Broquevllle. Premier
and War Minister and Baron Hcyens. For-
lam viiilr '
Serbia Crown Prince Alexander and
Japan Baron Matsu, Japanese Am
bassador to Paris.
The chief aim of the war council, it
Is believed. Is to Inaugurate n genernl of
fensive against the Gcrmnn Allies In nn
effort to deliver a finishing blow.
So confident are the Allies of scoring a
decislvo victory over the Central Powers
that the delegates to the economic confer
ences are looking beyond tho end of the
war to the readjustments which will fol
England. It Is said, has pledged herself
to furnish money to any of the Allied
countries which Is likley to bo hampered
by lack of funds In preparing for a general
Germany hag been making desperate
effort to detach Italy from the ranks of
the Allies. This was learned today when
the War Council met.
ITALY REVEALS ATTEMPT.
Information came from a most reliable
Italian source. The Germans It was
learned, planned by shrewd propaganda
and by a triumph nt Verdun to creato
such dissatisfaction In Italy that the
Government would reconsider Its plan to
help "close tho steel ring" "around the
Central Empires by joining In the Paris
program for concerted action.
The Germans, the United Press was in
formed learped of plans for the super
war council several weeks ago. Alarmed
at the prospects that the Allies would
frame a program for the closest military,
diplomatic and ecunomlc collaboration for
maximum offensive efficiency, the Kaiser
decided on an attempt to tnke Verdun,
believing the moral effect of such a defeat
on the Allies would halt the conference.
At the same time he sent a shrewd band
of propagandists Into Italy and began a
campaign designed to foment trouble in
Italy, In the German newspapers. The
Germans particularly feared that an Im
portant result of the Paris conference
would be the appearance of Italian troops
on other fronts, knowing that the moun
tainous nature of much of the Austro
Italian front prevents the use of all Italy's
The, Italian Government was on the
alert and took quick steps to counteract
the effect of this German propaganda. The
Germans' failure to take Verdun dealt a
final blow to the scheme, one of the most
ambitious attempts to create a breach in
the ranks of the Allies since the beginning
of the war
THE advertising- value of a news
paper is measured entirely by its
hold upon its readers, rather than
by the number of copies it circulates.
Judged by this supreme test, the Public
LedgQM a large factor in, the daily life
jjf the kpmes of great purchasing power
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-MOVIE CENSORS PLAY
POLITICS; TO BE SUED
Continued from Pate One
Picture Hoard of Trade of America, came
to Philadelphia from New Yprk today, and
conferred with Stanley V. Mastbaum re
gardlng the elimination of the caption.
Mr. Alexander declared that the practice
of the Pennsylvania board In employing
political censorship was n menace not only
to the freedom of tho screen, but to nil
of the fundamentals of a free government.
The cartoon, which was cut by the
Pennsylvania board. Is known as the
"Censorship Cartoon." In the animated
form the cartoon shows In Its Initial panel
tho first page of a newspaper. A black
hand, supposed to represent censorship,
comes tip And blots nut much of tho Im
portant news of the day. The cnptlon
"Would you stand for this?"
The second panel shows a speaker In
the net of delivering nn address from a
public rostrum, when two "black hands"
of censorship close over his mouth. The
The third panel shown the motion-picture
screen. An Individual rises Up and
blots out the picture from the lew of
tho audience. Mr. Alexander pointed out
that the law governing censorship of mov
ing plcturo In Pennsylwmln did not give I
the Stale board the right to make polltl- j
cal censorships. i
WHAT ''HI-: LAW ,SAS
The law says:
"The board shah umiiiiIiip or MiipcixWe
the examinations of all films, leels or
views to ho exhibited or used in Pennsyl
vania, and shall approve such films, reels
or lews which are moral and proper, ami
shall disapprove such as are sacrilegious,
obscene. Indecent or Immoral, or such as
tend, in the judgment nf the board to de
base or corrupt morals. This taction shall
not a'iply to announcements or advertising
This Is the second Instance within a
few weeks in which the Pennsylvania
Ktatc Hoard of c'cn.sors lias gone outside
its Jurisdiction and made, political cen
sorships, It Is declared. In the William
11. Durborough Herman war pictures,
which were shown at the Chestnut Street
j opera House, the board eliminated "close-
up" pictures of the Kaiser and of General
xo Jlindenburg. .Search of the statute
I )0oks reeals no legal authority for such
i ,j. i,uls Drcltlngcr. chairman of the
' .stale Board of Censors, made this nniwer
I when asked concerning the cllmlnull.in "f
the subtitle In the Macauley cartoon, "We
. nnt'nt i1t(.nnod ti t Vi Inrr tt'lt li flifi
never discuss itn thing with the news-
Xlxer, vice chairman of the
"Vou will have to take this matter
with Mr. Ilreltlncer."
"But Mr. Brcltlnger said that you never
discussed nuythlng with the newpnp?rs."
"Well. I can't s.iy anything about It. i
Why don t you call on Llils P. Oberholtzer. I
Mr. Oberholtzer was not quite so reticent
about the matter.
, "' "a"? 't k''ow, much about it."
,0 M- hut ' ,"! n, h. nmitZ 'K 'T'
'" tl,c 'lands of the Attorney General's
Attorney General Francis Shunk Brown
said the matter had not reached hhn. Ho
said: "I have not henrd anything about
I It was considered signlllcant that rc
I cently the couit has found occasion to
i overrule several of the censorship de
cisions of the State board. Following Is
a partial list of pictures oidcred out by
the censors, the decisions being overruled
by tho courts:
"The Fool's Ilevcngc."
"The Kreulzer Sonata."
'The Iron Cross."
ADVISES MEN BEHIND BARS
Director Wilson Tells Prisoners
Get in Tune With Society
Director Wilson and his brother, tjie
Rev. John G. Wilson, pastor of the Union !
Methodist Church, spoke at the cell serv
ices In City Hull yetterday afternoon. J
"Be u man and do not hide behind ox- ,
cuses. ' the Director of Public Safety told
a score of prisoners at the Central .Station.
"Behove that the aerage man is your
friend," he continued, "and you will get In
tune with the society about you Every
man can raise himself from the slough of
despair. It is only when he falls to find
his proper placo in society that the germ
ot the criminal finds a place in his sys
At the end of the service, when the Itev.
Wilson pleaded for "trail-hitters.." hands
were thrust through the bars of the cells
ns a signal that penitents wanted the
minister to pray for them.
Court of Common Pleas No. I today
granted the following divorces:
lry A. lliim-rli- from Kmll T. Haut-rle
Muhrda It inline frum Lenli I Vounu
L'lur-t Scdlmejer from Anton S leilmex r
A nulla II itiiu from John A. H.m
IMIu Jtudcm from John J. Mu.lsctt.
Itohert II. Whlt from Mnrimret V Whin-.
Caroline llranilenburir from llarrj llranuVn-
Katlo Hoiomon from Jlorrls Solomon.
Alice J. UVller from Charlf A WVIIer
Mien Hwarthout from Chmti-r K. Hwarthout.
(ieorse II. Wolf from Amelia Wolf.
Ailelo S Fleming from (Jeorue N Firming.
Martha SI. O'lmnni'll from Francla J. O'Dun-
Ada Kuufmi, om Slfjue) J Kaufman
Mari-aret i: llama from William I
Frank S. Hall from Wllhvlmhm Hall
SCENE OF VIOLENT
CAR STRIKE RIOTING
Wilkes-Barre Police Defied,
Service Interrupted and Prop
erty Destroyed in City and
EMPLOYES BADLY BEATEN
WILKES-HAimE, Pa., March 27:
GcorRd F. Huss, Sheriff of Luzerne
County, today Issued a proclamation
in which he declares that "a condition
exists at this moment in this commu
nity which Is In violation of every
principle of law and order in flagrant
disregard of the motives and purposes
which prompted the wise fathers to
nrcnare for our use. Guidance and ob-
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servance a Inlnjr code of socinl and
political conditions. I sincerely conse
crate m official position and personal
influence to bringing about a condition
nf affairs in this community which
will compel the lawlessly inclined and
the criminally active to observe
scrupulously the supreme majesty of
WILKKS-IIAURR, Pa. March 28. Fol
lowing riotous demonstrations of Satur
day night and yesterday by sympathizers
with the strikers at the Wllkes-Itarre
Street Hallway Company. In which a num
ber of patrons nnd employes of the road
wero Injured and a number of cars In this
city and at other points In the Wyoming
Valley wero wrecked, disorders stnrted
afresh today. Sympathizers with the strik
ing carmen attacked the first two cars
tent ocr tho Grove and Brown division
of tho company, battering In windows
mid hentlng the motormen and conduc
tors, one nf them very seriously. No
policemen were on the scene nnd by the
time word of tho trouble reached head
quarters nnd special men wero sent out,
the damage had been done. No nrrcsts
Tho Grove and Brown division Is
manned by residents of the Wyoming Val
ley. These employes are called permanent
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hen the first
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rowd of scv-
oral hundred men and boys and a few
women pelted the car with nil sorts of
things. The crew wan forced to leave the
car and aH they alighted rioters pounced
upon them nnd beat them. One of the
crew suffered two broken ribs and his
face and bend were badly cut and bruised.
Tho next car over tho line was attacked
in the same way. The crew was com
pelled to abandon the car and leave It to
the mob. Conductor and motormen were
clouted with sticks, clubs nnd fists until
they begged for mercy.
At Westmoor. late last, night, shots
wero exchanged between carbarn guards
and rioters. At least 1!0 shots were fired
' after a mob of several hundred had bnt-
tercd the car windows. No one was In-
' Jured, but reports are that a boy was shot
In the crowd and that rioters carried him
The riots of jestcrduy and today are
considered by the Muyor and municipal
authorities as a direct challenge to the
Law iu mI Order League, which was re
cently formed. For a period of several
weeks order has been maintained, but
the announcement late last night that 000
citizens had secretly formed tho Law and
Order League and that they intended to
see that riotous scenes of several weeks
ago were not repeated. Is said by tho
authorities to have stirred resentment.
A secret meeting of several prominent
residents was held late yesterday. Mayor
John V. Kosek was called into the meeting
and Informed that unless he preserved
peace mid order a cnll would go out to
the Governor for military law. It was
said rioters had delled the law in this city
nnd valley and that tho citizens had
reached the conclusion that municipal au
thorities were unable to copo with the sit
uation and could not prevent the reign of
TOO I.ATK rillt CI.ASMFICATIOX
COMPANION Middle-aged woman to care for
Invalid: will be treated as member of fam-
lly; reference. P. M.. Ardmore. I'a.
llltr.HSMAKlIH wants rxperlvnced'walat trim
mer. wklrt drapers. lsl'J t'hestnut at.
Glllll neat, white, wanted for downstairs
uork and cooking: references required. Phone
(lln. 4U33. Apply 3IU Lincoln drive.
UIKI.S WANTIII) to operato machines anil
rack cans American Can Co., lleach and
lli).si:UY Kxv. knitters and tnpta:s; also
lfrer. paid while learn. IfllO N. Lawrence.
HKI.I' WANTI'.II JIAI.K
MAN AND WIFK Man butler or chauffeur,
wlfi cook. French or UtiRilsh preferred:
must hae rets.; place llrjn Mnwr. Call JOi
Urexel Hide . at 10.3H a.m.. Wed. or Thurs.
Oilier Clai-ltled Ads on I'ucrs II and IS
BKTHLEIIEM MAKES APPEAL
AGAINST U, S. ARMOH PLANT
Steel Company Opens Its Publicity
SOUTH BETHLEHKM. Pa., March 27.
Tho Bethlehem steel Company, "recog
nising Its, obligation In n matter of na
tional defense and national economy, as
well as a duty to Its stockholders," Is pre
paring to wnge nn active publicity cam
paign against tho Senate bill providing
for tho construction of a Government ar
In the flr-nt nt n nfla nt n(nr.mAnla
Issued today, the company contends that
there are only two reasons, for a Government-owned
armor plant Insufficient ca
pacity of existing private armor plants, or
tho ability of the Government to produco
nrmor at a lower price than the private
plants. The Bethlehem company main
tains that neither of these reasons Is vnlld.
CHILD LABOR LAW EXPLAINED
Continuation Schools nnd Vocational
Guidance Also Subjects nt
At today's meeting of the Monday Con
ference In the Curtis Building the subject
ior consiacrniiou win oe ine
of tho New Child Labor Law.1
for consideration will be "The Working
Louis N. Nusbnum, director of voca
llonal education, will talk on "Progress
In Ustabtlshlng Continuation Schools."
Tho subject nf Henry .1. Gideon. Chief of
tho Bureau of Compulsory Education, will
he "Ifnw the Certificate Provisions Work
Out In Practice." Other speakers will be
Milton ,T. Townsend, employment super
visor, who will talk on "Vocational Guid
ance," and George L. Kprngue. executive
secretary of the Public Education and
Child Labor Association of Pennsylvania.
Ho will consider tho "Interpretation of
VI ? Killed by Holler Explosion
I.nXINGTON. Ky.. Mnrch 27. Five
men wcie scalded to death nnd 12 wero
badly Injured In a boiler explosion at
I'eter Crcelt, Pike County, today. Tho
men were employed In a grist mill nnd
had Just started work when the explosion
JUDGES WILL VIEW -"MOVIE!'
Plan to Avoid Spectacle
Court on Appeal From
Board of Censors
Despite the procedure In some of the
other Common Pleas Courts In relation to
nppeals In moving picture cases. President
.T ml re Atidcnrled and Judge' Cnrr, after
a conference with counsel today, decided
not to have nn exhibition In the courtroom
of the film entitled "Dollnrs and the
Woman," from which certain eliminations
of scenes nnd subtitles were ordered by
the Hoard of Censors. Deputy Attorney
General Joseph L. Kun, after a sldc-bnr
talk with tllo judges, stated that Friday
morning nt 10 o'clock hnd been fixed for
the hearing of testimony of the Lubln
Company's nppcal from tho action of the
Hoard of Censors on the picture.
At that time tho censors will be com
pelled to point out tho alleged objection
ablo features of the picture from the
standpoint of pubtlo morals, nnd If the
Judges are not satisfied with the testi
mony ns a menus of determining the
Issue, they will then view Hip picture
themselves prlvntely at some convenient
place. "Tho Judges will go to the private
display, not In their official capacity, hut
Incog," said Mr. Kun.
When tho nppcal of the Lubln Company
was called In Court No I. Frank J.
Mnneely nppenred for the appellants nnd
tho Hoard of Censors was represented by
J Louis Hroltlnger, and the Common
wealth by Mr. Kun. The court was In
formed that tho Pennsylvania Htnto Uoard
of Censors prohibited the exhibition, with
out certain eliminations, of the nix-net
photoplay, madn by tho Lubln Company
from Albert Payson Terhnnc's magazliio
serial, "Dollnrs and Cents " The censors
went on record as objecting to the screen
ing of any scene in photoplays that In
that Vassar College was located
at Yonkers, New York. We knew
better, of course. It was just a slip:
one of those obvious mistakes that
everybody sees when it is too lafe.
The mistake was made in the small
est kind of type, like this- .
We got 5,000 letters telling us
that Vassar College was located at
We were glad to be corrected, but
we were particularly lad to realize
we were so carefully read that a
mistake printed in the smallest type
failed not only to "get by" but 5,000
persons took the pains to tell us.
It says a good deal when a mag
azine is , so carefully read. If you
wonder why, just get a copy of
It's only 1$ cents
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WILSON'S THIRD GRANDCHILD
Elcnnor Axfeon Sayre, Born Yester
day, "Receives" at Hospital
Eleanor Axson Snyre. the second grand
daughter and third grandchild of Presi
dent Wilson, "received" today at the Jef
ferson Hospital, where she was born early
The lsltor was her father, Francis
Howe Sayre, nsslstnnt to President Gnr
fleld, of Williams College, who camo all
tho way from Wllllamstown, Mass., to see
the second child born to hli'n and his wife,
who was Miss Jessie Wilson. Tho baby. Is
named affer President Wilson's first wife.
Mrs. Hayro came to this city several weeks
ngo. slnylng nt the homo of her hunt, Mrs.
Anna Wilson Howe, tho President's sister,
at 1.127 Spruce street, until Snturday,
when she went to the hospital. When Mr.
Wilson was here last week he visited her
at his sister's home.
Tho President's first grandchild, Francis
Woodrow Kayre, was born nt tho White
Hoilso more than n year ngo. The second
grandchild, Ulennor McAdoo, also named
after tho first Mrs. Wilson, was born In
Washington several months ngo.
STABS HIMSELF IN PRISON
Mnn Accused of Breaking Parole At
tempts Suicide After Rearrest
O.srar Wlster, H paroled prisoner who
wns icarresled late yesterday, attempted
to commit suicide by stabbing himself In
tho neck with a penknife while In the re
ceiving ward of tho Knstern Penitentiary.
Wlster, who Is 28 years old nnd give's
his nddress n North 16th street near
Brown, wns sentenced to six years' Im
prisonment about three years ago. lie was
accused, of breaking his parole.
After stabbing himself Winter wns sent
to the Hahnemann Hospital, where It wns
said his condition wns not serious.
Two-ycnr-old Drinks Insect Poison
Lrotia Andtows, two-year-old girl, of
1912 Salmon street, Is in tho Frnnltford
Hospital In a serious condition from pois
oning. During tho tempornry nbsenco of
tho mothor she climbed onto a chair, got
n bottle of Insect poison from n cupboard,
nnd drank a quantity of It.
MOVE BY "OTHER SW
Governor Soya His Attitude T J
"mu "s uandldncy
t.l0T,eahTp0roV?hlh!lpCulbl?I"e?, flM hrj
Mtlnn In -.";.."'? "ePUDllcan n..i 1
The Governor eav nn, J I "v5ru.mMih. J
nt Atlantic City last nlglu "t e?w
said that his attitude In VlV. lhl9 h.1
not changed Blnce the nrt oU" "l"1 "S J
self a candidate 'tot OTriYlSSS?"4 Wn"
, "There Is nothlpg ?ur?w ?".? ..
tho Governor, "t S-ni.."' to "W MM
clearlv In m i.u .J". J Position vf-1
tccmnn Wnsson wh ch was mL.m,?IN
some time ago, nnd my TttUnAl wb"i
altered one whit Jl,. TV."!? lnd has aet
rne latest development In ii .u .. W
s the statement ffffi
tan cnnirman in Hunt ngdon Coiin
presume there will be nothing Ifff'J'
the other side makes lUmove?" '" Unttl
inn opyacr niaiemcnt referred to brik.
Governor wns ssued R.ih.j,.. 1. "?
the Huntingdon County chalrmM? ifT '
Spyker flatly declared that iS ? 'A
will not trade or deal, sell out or t iu!SB
out.' that ho will carry the lcn taM
reunited nartv tn Dm nri "5 .".."'lVu
.Senator Penrose or any one else 6 '' J
his program for unity, he would b 1 ?., J
with as "a dlsorganlzer nnd an intil. ,fi
fnctlonalfst." I n lntWs'j
Congressman Wlllnm a. Vare an i. .
torncy General Francis Shunk Twt
enlled upon the Governor i .,.".'
yesterday. They declined to dlwMtS ,
conference, nnd nsserted that nolltui.. '
not uiscussed. -...,,
Charter for New Steel Compant 1
llOVKIl. Del.. March 27. A .I,.,,.. 3
wnh filed hero at tho State Department 1! W
day for the Brlnrfleld Arms Cotnn.it
Philadelphia, to mRnufacturilmiTSIk.l
or other metals. Capital 12.800,000 is -
Oorporators, F. n. Hansen. PhlladeiiAlV 4
ueorgo ii. is. Martin nnd 3. C, Stvm7 A
Camden, N. J. "ymgiwvl
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