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VOL. IV. NO. 19
PRICE TWO GENISTA
PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1917
CortmsiiT, 1017, r tub Fuello Ledoss Con MM
MAYOR IS BOUND OVER
FOR SUPERIOR COURT
Question of Committing
Chief Magistrate to
Jail Is Discussed
BARED BY PERSCH
Warrants Issued, Arrests
Made of Carey Men, With
out Naming Charges
GUNMEN IN COURTROOM
Nine big points were developed at to
day's hearing of the "Bloody Fifth"
Ward murder conspiracy charges
against Mayor Smith and his asso
ciates which arise from the killing of
Detcctivo George A. Eppley by imported
Ndw York gunmen in the primary cle
tion of September 19.
1 Mayor Smith was bound over in
contempt of court when he re
fused to give up "true and original"
copy of Detective Soudcr's report,
which is said to prove that the
Mayor knew of thuggery in Fifth
Ward before primary election.
2 Rottenness of magisterial sys-
tern was revealed by Magistrate
Persch, Varc follower, who admitted
that he issued warrants for Carey
supporters' arrests on election morn
ing without knowing who made them
3 Magistrate Persch corroborated
testimony of Samuel G. Maloney
rtjbout receipt of 51000 bill, alleged to
be "murder money" for gunmen.
4 Judge Brown announced that he
meant no racial reflection when
he rebuked Lieutenant Bennett yes
terday for changing his name to
Bennett from "Steinberg"."
C Committee of three physicians
' appointed by the court reported
that State Senator James P. Mc
Nichol was too ill to attend as wit
ness for several weeks.
Deutsch police persecution -in
"Bloody Fifth" Ward is morcr
severe than in autocratic Rumania,
according to Rumanian-American
restaurant keeper, who tried to com
mit suicide to escape from "cop Cos
sacks." 7 Six New York gunmen, held for
murder, were brought into court
to testify who hired them and why
they were hired.
Q Vare-Smith police tried to in
"' timidate assessor to assess
negroes in house where they did not
Q Senator Vare withdrew as bonds-
man for Deutsch and Bennett.
New bondsmen were accepted.
Court was reconvened at 10:30 o'clock
In the criminal branch of the Municipal
Court by President Judge Charlei L. Brown,
sitting as committing magistrate to de
termine whether or not the evidence war
rants the defendants being held for trial
on the charges, wlijch range from violation
of the Shern act (prohibiting city employes
In politics) to conspiracy to commit murder.
The proceedings were delayed by the late
arrivals of the attorneys for the prosecu
tion and representatives of District Attorney
The nine accused men Mayor Thomas B.
Smith, Executive Director William E. Fin
ley, of the Republican city committee; Com
mon Councilman Isaac Deutsch, Vare-Smlth
"boss" In the Fifth Ward ; Police Lieutenant
David "Bennett" (Steinberg), of the Third
and De Lancey streets station; Special
Policemen John Wlrtschafter and Michael
Murphy and Pollcetrieu Emanuel Uram.
Lewis Feldman and Clarence Hayden, the
ngro were lined up for the fourth day
of the Beniatlonal hearing,
Asked, how he felt, Mayor Smith replied,
The contempt charge against Mayor
Smith, came at the outset of the hearing
(iHlft Continued on rag Two, Column One
JjHIra The Continuation of the Story
il f "Germany, the rfext
(91 Carl )V. Ackerman
l B 's printed oft Page 20
An Article by J. Hampton Mooye Commenting on GoAditions in the Fifth Ward Will Appear in Tomorrows
LOAN SALE TODAY
Fifteen Big Subscriptions
SMALL BANKS BIG BUYERS
Some Big Subscriptions
to New Liberty Loan
Norfolk and Western It. R. $2,200,000
Glrard Trust Co 2,000,000
Pcnnjylvanla Annult.es 2,000,000
Pcnn Mutual Llfc.v 2,000,000
Fidelity Trim Co 2,000.030
Commercial Trust Co 1,000,000
Third National Bank 1,000,000
Glrard National Bank 1,000,000
Corn Exchango Nat. Bank. . . 1,000,000
Central National Bank 1,000,000
Insurance Co. of N. America. COO.OOO
First National Bank 1,000.000
Philadelphia Trust Co 1,000,000
Mutual Assuranco Co 500,000
Ninth Nntloanl Bank 250,000
Northern Trust Co 250,000
Continental Eftiilt. Trust Co. 250,000
Com'cial Nut. Bank. Bradford 230,000
Second Nat. Bank, Frankford 200,000
Columbia Ave. Trust Co 100,000
Quaker City National Bank. 100,000
"They sold like hotcakei today."
That's the way the liberty Bond tale
was characterized nt the close of a day
in which purchises reported from onl
fifteen different sources aggregated sub
stantially $8,000,000 When tho day's
Bales to thousands upon thousand of
Investors are considered, It Is probable that
fully $10,000,000 worth of tho bonds weie
taken or even that yesterday's estimated
total of $15,000,000 was ngaln reached,
'in addition to a $50,000 subscription re
ported from tho United Security Trust Com
pany late this afternoon, the following big
subscriptions vvero reported today:
Fidelity Trust Company. $2.000,000 ; Cen
tral National Bank, $1,000,000; First Na
tional Bank. $1,000,000; Philadelphia Trust
Company. $1,000,000; Mutual Assurance
Company for Insuring Houses From Loss
by Fire, $500,000: Insurance Company of
North America. $500,000. Continental
Equitable Trust Company. $250,000 ; North
ern Trust Company. 1250.000. Ninth Na
tional Bank, $250,000; Commeiclal Na
tional Bank, of Bradfoid. Pa.. $250,000;
Second National Bank, of KranUford, $.00.
000; Columbia Avenue Trust Company.
$100,000; Quaker City National Bank.
The youngest buyer today was Master
Paul Hewlett Egolf, 'four months old, of
Narberth. Pa., who, through his father, pur
chased a bond from Paul Flagler, an Over-
The Clgth and Tobacco Trade Commit
tee announced that it has already sold
$350,000 of bonds to tobacco men and
that $1,500,000 would be collected before
many days. The $12,000,000 quota of Lack
awanna, Wayne and Sutquehnnna Counties
will be greatly oversubscribed, It was pre
Liberty Loan commltteo headquarters in
the Lincoln Building had scarce.y opened for
the day when reports came from "the
trenches" that three subscriptions, totaling
$1,600,000, had been captured.
The first came from the Central National
Bank, which notified tho committee that. It
had subscribed for $1,000,000 of Uncle
Sam's new bonds. Then a. double-barreled
volley was fired by the Ninth National
Bank and the Northern Trust Company,
each of which took $260,000 of the bonds.
Tho smaller banks are showing how
much they think of the second Liberty Loan
bonds as an Investment While a dozen
big banks and commercial institutions sub
scribed In amounts which brought yester
day's total well up tp -415.000.000. the
smaller banks were doing Just as much In
proportion. The First National Bank of
Elmer, N J. whose capital IS $50,000. set
the gait for all Institutions of the same
size by suSscrlblng to $50,000 of the bonds.
Continued on Page Fire, Column Four
TODAY'S FIFTH WARD
1 " 1
Lieutenant Bennett, at tho upper
right hand, seems anything but well
pleased with the disclosure of con
ditions in t'.ic Fifth Ward during
his tenure as head of the police
there. At the left is Witness
Ianovitz, a resident of the Fifth
Ward, who testified that conditions
there before tho election were
worse than in Rumania of which
country he is u native. One of tfie
notorious Deutsch hats also is
HOPE FOR TRANSIT
Taylor and Others May
Now in Controversy
HINT AT PUBLIC HEARING
Indications that the two factions In the
transit lease will get together and har
monize their differences camo nt the con
clusion of today's public hearing before
Councils' Joint Committee.
An agreement was virtually .reached
whereby former Director Taylor and tho
hk nttorne.vs who have been Buppoitlng
him, and tho adirlnls'ration'n transit ex
perts will get together and jointly prepare
amendments to tho lease.
Mr. Taylor promises to confer with other
attorneyM concerned and prepare amend
ments which will be satisfactory to all
Car riders would pay for the high-spee.i
Jlnes In full and would also pay G per cent
Mvldends to stockholders of the Rapid Tran
sit Company under the proposed Smith
leaso and bo required to submit to a higher
rate of fare.
These were some of the contentions made
by former Transit Director Taylor this after
noon In tho course of nn address before
Councils' Joint Commltteo on Finance and
TAYLOIt PROPOSES REMEDIES
In tho course of his remniks, Mr. Taylor
took up the transit question in all Its
Phases nud advocated remedies which he
believed would be beneficial. Mr. Taylor
raid In pait:
"Kvery one who has studied the problem
has conceded that, in the end, a five-cent
fare and free transfers, should pay tho
city's full interest and sinking-fund charges,
tho company's dividends, and yield the city
a vast profit, after returning the city's In
vestment. "It Is only during the early years of
operation that a shortage In current net
Income Is expected. It would be unsound
business policy to start this great busi
ness enterprise which promises gieat di
rect and Indirect returns to the city on a
basis which will require Its customers to
pay an excessive price for service during
the early years of operation while tho busi
ness s being built up to a self-sustaining
and profitable basis.
'The deficit during the early ears can be
met out of the city Treasury In part from
the Increased revenue from taxation re.
suiting from the increased value of prpp
erty due to the construction of the lines,
and In part from the subsidy granted the
city by the State In aid of transit develop
ment. This provision for such deficit would
give tho P. n. T. Company n6' excuse for
demanding an Increase of fares, because,
under the terms of the lease. It would have
been receiving a fair return on Its capital
and the city would not be bound to join In
an)' such demand. ,
"It would also avoid excessive car farts
during the early years of operation.
"In answer to the question, whether defi
cit)) In the rev'enue necessary to meet ' In
interest and sinking fund charges, and 6 per
cent dividends, during tho early years of
operation of the unified system, shall be
met out of taxation or by the- car riders
Contlnned en Vtt Nine. Celunrn One
RAIN HITS CHICAGO;
Windy City Fans Vainly
Seek to Buy Seats at Pro
FEAR TROUBLE AT GAME
By ROBERT W. MAXWELL
CHICAGO. Oct. 6.
It's, a shame, to ring In Old June Pluve
on. an occasion like this, when the eyes of
the'natlon aro on the Important series be
tween the' White Sox tind the Giants, but
Jupe insisted on horning In and at present
Is trying his hardest to put the parade out
of step through liberal use of his well
known sprinkler We all know the old boy
so well that further Introduction Is un
necessary, so nil we can say Is that he has
grabbed the center of the stage and refuses
to dry up. Ills act Is the biggest thing In
World's series weather Is liable to be a
frost. That was the prognostication of tho
weatherman today. .,
"Cool and continued fair,", he said re
garding tho conditions for tomorrow's open
er. "And probably frost." He explained
the frost might come at any time during the
latter part of tho day. but he "hoped it
wouldn't be until after the game is over."
After a drizzly, dreary morning things
began to cheer up, but the weatherman was
very wild. He was in the hole on nearly
every ball pitched and promised little short
of chilly weather for tho opening game
The Whlto Sot field, weighed down with
yards and yards of canvas, was wet and
very wet at that. Practice consisted mainly
of throwing the ball around.
The ardor and enthusiasm which per
meated even the unassailable recesses of
the stock yards Is being cooled, dampened
and soaked as the hours roll by and the
wild-eyed fans, who, we regret to rtate, are
not worrying about the world series, hut
about tho scarcity of tickets, have been
driven to shelter. There Is still hope that
the opening battle will be fought tomorrow,
but you never can tell what will hoppen in
Chicago Perhaps a blizzard will follow
the rain and further gum up the works.
Strange as It may seem, the world series
seem to be of secondary Importance In this
town. Of course the good citizens are proud
of their ball club'and Insist on praising Its
wonderful accomplishment, but the main
topic la the ticket question. The 18,000
tickets have been distributed and every one
is satisfied except the 200.000 who were
turned down nnd their checks sent back
The disappointed ones are charging
favoritism and Charley Comiskey, who
once was dearly beloved by all, has a social
standing equal to that of the Iceman who
uses shortwelght scales. He Is In like a
The Old Roman looked like an accident
going some place to happen when he
dragged himself Into headquarters this
morning. He has been working constantly
Continued on Pate fifteen. Column Six
U. S. AMBULANCE CORPS
PLAYS FORDHAM ELEVEN
Tuffy Conn and Beck in Backfield for
lincle Sam's Boys
'ALLKNTOWN, Pa.. Oct. 5. The United
States Ambulance Cprps engaged in Its sec
ond game of the season this afternoon. The
strong Fordhum team was the opponent.
Tuffy Conn, former Oregon Aggie star,
and Beck, ex-Penn State star, were in the
backfield for the Ambulance team.
Live Stock Rates Held Unreasonable
"WASHINGTON, Oct. S In a tentative
order issued today, the I. C. C held that
rates on live stock carloads between Tabor.
Iowa, and South Omaha. Neb., are unrea
sonable. Ueasonable rates were pre
scribed, Senate Passes Coastwise Shipping BUI
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8 The Senate today
pissed the coastwise shipping bill, to admit
vessels of foreign reglitry and foretgn-bullt
vessels admitted to American registry to
the coastwise trade during the war.
7 0 0-10
0 7 ,0- 7
SCHOLASTIC FOOTBALL SCORES
FORDHAM. , 0
U. S. A. COR. 0
W. PHIL. H., 0
G 0- 8
CHEST. H. A. 0
P. I. D. ......25
RIDLEY P'K. 13
U, DARBY II,. 0
TO REORGANIZE COMMERCE BOARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. A complete leorgnnlzatton of the Inter
state Commerce Commission -will be effected ns a lesult of the Sen
ate's confirmation of Robert W. Woolley, Clyde B. Atchison and
George W. Anderson to the commission. Its work will bo divided In
such manner as to place each member in charge of certain specialized
U. S. COURT CLERK INDICTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
MACON, Ga., Oct. 5. Cook N. Clayton, clerk of the United
States Court for the southern district of Georgia, was Indicted today
for embezzlement of $15,000 of Government funds for per&ouul uses.
Tho indictment was brought at tho instance of the Department ot
Justice. Seymour B. Byron, president of the Nntioual Bank of
Byrotvllle, Ga., also was indicted for nldiug and nbettlng Clayton
iu making statements to tho Attorney General. Clayton will bo ie
moved from office pending trial. '
AUTOMOBILE DAMAGED IN CHESTNUT STREET COLLISION
Two automobiles were badly damaged on Chestnut sticet above
Eleventh late this afternoon when a trolley car btiuclc one of the
machines and hurled it into tho other. Joseph McGavv, 2223 Cum
bcilnud street, a driver for the AbrnTiam Cox Stove Company, was
running a small machine east when his machine was struck by a car
and knocked across the btrcct into a car owned by John Davis, 1120
Chestnut street. Noao was hurt.
BITUMINOUS MINERS GET WAGE INCREASE
WASHINGTON, dc 5. An increase of thirty-five to fifty cents
per ton in tho price of soft coal to the public is the meaning of n wage
increase of about 30 per cent granted bituminous miners late today.
The agreement, when ratified by tho miners' convention in Indiau
apolis next Jonuary, will be effectivo for tho duration of the war,
provided it does not last more tliau two years.. However, tho raise
in wages is effectivo immediately and affects upward of 500,000
ooft coal miners throughout the country.
PRUSSIAN HOUSE REORGANIZATION PROPOSED
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 5. The German Government, according to a dispatch
received here from Berlin, proposes a reorganized Prussian House, as follows:
Lords, 48 scats; agriculture, 48; commerce, 12; trades, 21; labor, 16; education,
17; clergy, 35; municipalities, 36; rural communities, 24; land owners, 20,
and the Burgomnstcrs cf large towns. The King will nominate a further 120,
including 20 members cf the reigning houses.
REPORT TO HOUSE WOULD UNSEAT REPUBLICAN
WASHINGTON, Ott .".The House Elections Committee this afternoon filed a
report in tho Hourb on the contest between Mark It. Bacon. Republican, and Samuel
W. Bcakes, Democrat, for the seat In Congress for the Second DlsSjof Michigan.
The report held that Bacon Is holding the seat to which Beakes Is entitled. No action
will be taken before December by tho House, however.
FIRST SNOW OF SEASON IN CENTRAL WEST
JIAUQUKTTK, Mich., Oct. 6. What Is believed the first snow of the season in
the Central West occurred here during the night. Weather Bureau reports today
show'more than one-tenth of an Inch of snow covered the ground. Thermometers
SAVANNAH CLUB DEMANDS HARDWICK'S EXPULSION
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Oct. 5. The Greater Savannah Commercial Club today voted
unanimously to demand the expulsion frem the United States Senate of Senator
Thomas W. Hardwlck because of his anti-draft stand.
GERMAN LABOR LEADERS ASKED FOR REFORMS
LONDON, Oct. 5. German labor leaders who Journeyed to field headquarters
this week did not make the trip, as heretofore advertised, to congratulate Field Mar
shal von Hlndenburu on his birthday, but to ask Quartermaster General von Tu
dendorff for certain labor reforms, according to messages received via Copenhagen
FRENCH AIRMEN DAMAGE FRANKFORT AND STUTTGART
THIS HAGUE, Oct. S. Serious damage has been Inflicted upon the German cities
of Frankford-on-Maln and Stuttgart by French air raiders, according to advices
from the frontier today. Both cities contain many noted buildings, especially Stutt
gart, the capital of tho Kingdom of Wuerttemberg. At Frankfort a bomb fell upon
one of the great bridges that spans the Main River.
WILSON O. K.S WAR APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE PLAN
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. Representative Fltigerald'a plan for a. single congres
sional committee to centralize and control all war appropriations has the hearty ap
proval of President Wilson, it was learned at the White House today. In a letter to
the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who has placed the matter
before the House In a resolution, the President said that he felt that only through
such a committee could serious mistakes be avoided.
GERMANS PREPARE NAVAL MOVE IN BALTIC
PETROGRADT Oct. 6, Positive Information has been received by the Govern
ment that the Oermans are preparing fpr a naval blow in the Baltic Mlr.Uter ot
Marine Admiral Werdersky, In an address to the committee of the Russian fleet,
aald that the Government learned that the German were concentrating naval units
for the proposed operations. Governor General Nekrasoff, of Finland, in. an official
t el t gram fro.a Helslngfo: j, denied a recent report that a German fleet had entered
the Gulf of Finland.
RADNOR H.. 0
SO. PHILA... 0
DARBY II. . 0
CHELT' H.. 0
G 0- 6
German Attempts to Re-!
TAKEN BY HAIGr
Part of Passchendaele Ridge
and Ten Villages Occupied
in Big Smash
ROULERS NOW MENACED
English Army Within Five Miles
of Key to Belgian Coast
By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES
TnE FIELD, Oct. 5.
The most important British victor;'
of the war was how Field Marshal
Halg's great stroke of yesterday morn
ing appeared today. Latest reports at
headquarters as this is filed give every
indication pointing to complete disor
ganization of the enemy.
LONDON, Oct. 5.
The British bulldog held fast to the great"
bite on which his viselike Jaws closed yes
terday morning close to the vital center of
Germany's positions In Belgium.
The Germans gave up their hopelea
counter-attacks against the newly won Brit
ish positions in the Passchendaele Ridge
sector early today. Field Marshal Halg re
ported. The British were left In undisputed
control of the great chunk of territory won
In the drive of esterday.
"East of Ypres during the night the
enemy heavily shelled our new positions,"
Field Marshal Halg reported. "We are en
gaged In organizing our captured positions.
"North of Oonzeaucourt a hostile raiding
party endeavored to enter our trenches at
night, but was driven off with losses under
our rifle fire and michlne gunning.
"In the neighborhood of Lens three, other, ,
attempted enemy raids were all repulsed.
In one case after stiff fighting."
The net results of Halg's great smash thua
far are: -?'
The winning of a partrof the .vitally irn-lf
portant Passchendaele nidge, r
Occupation of Broodselnde. GravepstafM r .
and a't least eight Pthr smaller ylUng,ey
rntnm nt oso BrUoners.
Virtual anniltllatlon-of three German divi
sions; totallngB.OfiO men, and heavy owf ,'
Inflicted on ether enemy Unit.
FOE'S THE5IENDOUS LOSSES.
Every man In the unending stream it
German prisoners which flowed back to
cages today vouched for the tremendott
losses suffered by the enemy in Halg's latct
and master stroke. No such barrage as
that which British guns wove In .front M ,
the attacking Tommies hae ever been sen
In the war. It was a veritable cloudbursffor
steel rain. It melted enemy trench ilns
away; It cleft whole lines of German troops.
It was this unprecedented curtain of fire
which made the vvOTk of the troops In.
reaching first objectives comparatively easy.
One position thus carried contained a dis
mal remnant of a company which had lost,
virtually Its whole bayonet strength. Over
all the eight-mile front of the attack com
manders reported today that groups of
Germans and BavarianB came In, hands
aloft and shouting "kamerad" the first mln
ute after the rain of British steel dropped
near their lines. t
But there was desperately hot fighting. In
numerous spots Behind preliminary trench ,
lines the enemy had spotted the fields with
"pill boxes" or with machine-gun detach
ments cleverly hidden In patches of woodx
or deceptive shell craters. Bombers and
"moppers-up" encountered determined re- r
Polderhoek "Wood, north of Thejuvelt, was
Particularly a trouble spot. The German
machine-gun nests literally studded the
ground, but a concerted assault finally
No sconer had the British achieved their
brilliant success than the enemy flung his
reserves Into counter-attack. The strong
est of these early blows came from above
Broodselnde. but It was broken up quickly.
Headquarters reports show British at
tackers near Gravenstafel and farther
north ore having trouble In dislodging the
enemy and In crossing the Strcombeke, but
are slowly pressing on. Troops a little
below are reported briskly advancing on
both sides of the stream. One great lum
bering tank was observed advancing near, ,
Every company commander s report as It
came to headquarters today showed that
Crown Prince Rupprecht has received an
other and staggering blow.
With the fortified village of Broodselnde t
In possession of the English, the way has
been opened for a drive on the defenses of
the Important German base cf Routers, fife
miles east of Broodselnde.
Jubilant articles appeared In the press,
today praising Field Marshal Halg and his
brave men. Military experts predicted that,
In view ot the steady crumbling of the Ger
man front, the Germans may lose their sub
marine base at Ostend and perhaps that at
Zeebrugge before rigorous winter weather
compels a cessation of the British offensive.
PARIS, Oct 5,
"Violent cannonading" pn the east bank
of the Meuse at Bezomaux and Hill 344
was reported In today's War Office state
ment. THE WEATHER
For Philadelphia and vicinity: Fair
cooler tonight and Baturdav; penttt '
southeast -winds shifting to ttorfitcof.
For eastern Pennttlvanta: Fair
nlaht and Baturdav, except rain toMaHWi
in. northeast portion: cooler; gentle souimt-Mi
cast wind: becoming northwest, ' "V
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