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ioiibjlit and Tuesday.
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Under tho Act of March 8, 18711.
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1919
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inn " "I 'I n HWf
jHEARD NO WARNING,
SAW NO LIGHTS
.Inquest Into Ctarksboro Cross
ing Accident That Cost Four
. teen Lives Begins
larty rode to death
WITH SONGAND MUSIC
Jfosed Road Compelled Detour
17, ' That Led to Unguarded
, Railroad Tracks
' IIoufes obscured their view of the
I track and no warning hell or whittle
wSs heard nor light seen, according to
Wirvlrors of the party of maqueraders
Istru'ck by a train late Saturday eve
ning at Clarksboro. X. J.
Xwo wqmen and twelve men were
killed and thirteen merrymakers were
Ihurt, two probably fatally, when the
(train struck a motortruck filled with
Umembcrs of the Olen Social Club bound
IfpV Billingsport for the week-end.
The survivors testified this morning
atnsin inquest held in Clarksboro, with
)f. ElwocxI O. Dovvncs, coroner, pre
(The. inquest was held on the sroind
lloor of a structure owned by II. II.
Clark, undertaker. Twelve siiroiuicu
bodies of the victims were in another
Ipart of the building.
First Witness Tells nf Trip
The, first witness called, after a jury
(had been assembled, was Harry Kit-
bride, a member of the (,lcn Social.
IKllbride. said tlie party linn leu mo
flub'K headquarters at nitu mm nnu
IJlenwood avenue, about S o clock bat-
I A detour unci to ne mauc. miu.mc:
EL. . a. t . t.n.l llAHIl
Y&itlt quer eV .icrety " '
V( tl.U 1 .
"I did not see the train as wc umv
nr.f dm crnssin"." he testified. I
jid not hear any whistle and heard uo
Bell. I did not see a ngnt, cuner.
Light Kaln Falling
"I was sitting on the right" fender
M the truck at the time, 'lhere was
fa, light rain falling and the trucK s
SvylptfsnlcKl nati dccii wwv.ii. mi h.v
driver couiu nave u kuuu " ". "
pquvvay. . , , . t
j"Thn machine was moving nc nuoui.
loicrhr mips nn nour. j.u mini-.-,
.blocked our view of the train nnd our
Ifirst knowledge, or its nearness was
when the locomotive hit the machine.'
Kilbride's nglit leg was nun iu me
pr Iiorry liaumnacK, nnop nose whs
khnrt, was the next witness. He rorro
ib'qrated Kilbride's testimony and ndded
ItVinf lio liml iumned but didn't know
"whether before or after the accident.
B tlC Was )0S1UV 111 lllS puuniivia ,it.i
jno warning signal had been given by
the train. Ho said the side curtains of
the motor truck had been rolled up and
the club members were sitting on nar-
flrow benches arranged along tlie side.
Xo Heer Kegs. He Says
Ttntitnhnck said to his knowledge there
were no beer kegs on board the trurk.
(lie was certain there were eatables in
the machine. . . , ,
Julius Hahu. ;hh. .ortn iiuru
fBtrect. was riding on tlie front beat
Ccaled their view of the track nnd that
i l- 1. ..!.. 1, ...(.rl "W'rt
',-can't make it. jump!"
"The truck was going at tlie rate ot
ahnnt ten miles nn hour." he said, "and
Bwheu I saw the driver put on the brakes
l jumped. 1 did not see the smash.
t "The driver of the truck was per
fectly sober. I rode on the sent with
' liiin all tht way from Philadelphia and
did not see him take. a drink.
'We were the only two on me troiu
nK but two men were ruling on tne
Illtendeij. nWl onc-on the ninniiigboiird."
lU A juro'fl asked: "Did thecngiueer
lWov his lhistle once or twice, or dUl
the make a lone, continuous wlustic on
lapprqaching the crossing?
Wlibtle Not Ilromi, He Says
"Tim wlildtln rfnti not. hlown nt nil."
l' -.unllml lTnhn HMinn. rnnHnnln? his
testimony, be said :
' ! dn not know that there was any
liquor, on the truck. When he left
the lVrry I warned every one in tlie
'.Z x 4- ..?..,.. fuAi.. .!..w!..r .il.il tint
party to rcuuiu inmi -iusuih ""v ,wfc
to "play any musical instruments.
'(If Hipro liml been n wa'ming whistle
yn -oM have heard it and we would
lhave seen thn train in time to have
voided the nccident.
f'Tlin lirnkes on the truck were in
"nml wnrklne condition, but the brakes
V.i, i, trnln iliil not seem to be iu good
Condition, for the three cars in the train
nil nasscd the crossing before tho eu-
ciifrer was able to conic to n stop.
i 'JI1C train, a iwoi, " "" "
Salem at 10.1." o'clock, hud reached its
maximum speeu ami umuneyer, inu
driver, suddenly saw the headlight und
Lthe locomotive. ...
Obeying his tirst impure ne jammed
Muwn the emergency brake and the truck
tjopped fequarcly iu tlie pntli of the
' Xo Time to (the Warning
There was no time to scream n warn
ing, according to survivors. Those
within the 'truck sensed the tragedy
pnd scrambled to tlictrMect. One mini
threw a girl out into thn roadway. .
iri,..ri wns n splintering crush as the
pilot locomotive struck the truck, then
n grinding and scraping as the loco-tiWiVe-
pushed the Wrecked vehicle about
one iiundrcd and sixty yards up tho
Four Women In Party
Thn hlir motortruck, with- Aucust
Brcbmeyer at the wheel, left this city
Hoiiinlnv evening for Hlllingsport. a
riui.viYimt resort, where the thirty-two
Iftmasqucraciers o uuuiu uuu iuuu m
' "inpnil the wcek-euM. .
IVur of the costumed merrymnkers
wern w'ome;i: Jlrs. Martha .McAdams, a
widow, JSOiil North Orianna street;
IJniilv Uooth. 2704 Xorth Hancock
street: ElUabetb oqth. Hnilly'ij sister,
oTnj Vnrlli Hancock street, and Jtuth
Anderson, Franklin and Dauphin
i . friends and relatives of the club
tbembers waved farewells, William
Weber, -2ft Wishart street, struck up it
llvelv air with an occordion. Snatches
1VIJ "I ,....l - (1,. ,.t, ,.ll.l
IM kOng WCIU lltum i ,t ii ui iuni-,1
I IIC till' m ll,c liiiln h" .WIIMMH
ineidept aiu once over on the New
jetpey fciib' the motortruck buw-Jed
C'untlnued ou I'ace Tiu. (,'oluiuu Thrre
Dead tiid Injured
in Clarksboro Crash
Hmlly Ilooth, 2T04 North Han
Mrs. Marthn McAdnins, 5071
Kdward Ohle, .15H3 North Scv
Joseph Fngan, 22.1S North Sixth
Thomas Council, .1,112 North Sec
Cornelius Ilcagnn, 3103 North
William Do Witt, address un
known. Marry Weizell, 3522 North Kan
AVIIliain Ha'uhof, 3131 North Bo
William Weber, Second and Wis
John Sandow, .'t.'ilO North Sev
enth street. ft
August Friend, 3100 North Third
Andrew Moore; S12 Berks street.
Louis Hunter, 3I0S Noith Philip
E. A. Donnelly, 3,100 North
Elizabeth Booth, 2701 North Han
Ruth Anderson, Franklin and
Dauphin streets, ,
Benjamin Hcrnibccker, 1070 East
Thomas i Brown, 3071 Orkney
Henry Hlrsch, 3320 Xorth Sev
William II. Buskin, or Burlan,
3141 North Third street.
Frank Henry, Westmoreland
street, near Fifth.
William Harding, 511 West Glcn
Arthur Anderson, Bristol pike.
August Brchmycr, 203 North
Elmer McCrcadyP 2302 Xorth
Stephen Baswski, 2422 South
Frank Wcrmis, 24S West Glen
'BABE IN WOODS,' LOST
THREE MONTHS, DEAD
Brooklyn Child Strayed From
ing in August
Providence. It. I.. Nov. 3. (By A.
P.) The body of two-year-old Evelyn
Becker, of .Brooklyn, X. Y., was dis
covered In thejivoods of West Green
wich yesterday by two hunters.
TliCj. child had been missing since
August 10. when Jie'r grandparents', Mr.
and Mrs,Gcorgc Becker, took her with
them berrying on their fnrm. T.eav.
ing tho child nt the edge of the berry
patch, they occasionally called to h,er
and received nn answering cry.
When she finnlly failed to reply they
Were unable to fird her. The whole
countryside, joined r . n fruitless search
for the child. Her 'father, Anthony
Becker, of Brooklyn, wns summoned
and his theory, expressed to the police,
was that the little girl had been kid
napped. The body was found within a mile
of the Becker farm house.
PLUMB PLAN ABANDONED
Backers Now Advocate Extension of
U. S. Rail Control for Two Years
Washington, Nov. 3. Hope for nut
ting through Congress at the present
session the so-called Plumb-plan for
turning over the railroads of the coun
try to their employes nnd making tho
government nnd the stockholders mi
nority interests in their operation vir
tually lias been abandoned by the chiefs
of the four great railroad brotherhoods
and Cy those officers of the American
Federation of Labor who have hereto
fore given it their npprovnl.
As a consequence of this decision a
bill will be introduced in Congress, prob
ably today, by Iteprcsentativc Nolan,
of California, or some other member
close to labor, providing an extension
for two yenrs after pence is declared
ot the present government control and
operation of the carriers.
Tlie two-year extension jvns said by
lnbor lenders to have the approval of
the railroad administration, if it does
not. have its active support. It will
appenr in Congress just about the time
thn House interstate commerce com
mittee completes its draft, of railroad
SLEUTH? TO WATCH POLLS
Lancaster Candidate Will Have Corps
of Detectives on Quard
Lancaster, P.i., Xov: 3. A corps of
privnte. detectives will be brought here
tomorrow from New York to prevent
crooked oiicrntious nt the polls, it was
announced tmlny by C. A. B. Zook,
American party candidate for county
commissioner. In n statement wnrning
'the Republican organization not to
resort to tho illegal methods used in
A reward has been offered In each
case where prosecution is reached.
Till" stnteineut is also signed by
tluee prominent attorneys.
SUGAR IS LESS SCARCE
Dealers Say a Little (Vlore Is Prom
ised for Veek ,
Sugar 'dealers are predicting that
more sugar will be availablo this week
than last, and'retall grocers say small
quantities have been promised them,
delivery of which will 'begin today.
Refinery officials nnd groeerymen
would notencoufage the hope that
sugar counffious will swing back to
normal Iu the near future, though It
is said there is a slight increase in
the quantity in the bauds of refiners,
Brown sugar and confectioners' .sugar
are being used by housewives, though
these grades are scarcely any easier
to procure than the others, except In
a few neighborhoods.
Army food snles during the veek
will continue. The snles so far liavn
been successful, and it is believed that
much larger iiuuutfticu could be sold if
FIVE ROBBERIES NET
THIEVES $10,01 IN
Thugs Operate Boldly and Po
lice Fail to Make Arrests
in Any Cases
USE TWO MOTORTRUCKS
TO CART LOOT IN ONE CASE
Grocer Is Blackjacked and Fur
Store Is Robbed While
Owners Look On
A scries of robberies in the north and
northeastern paits of the city during
the last few days hns netted thiecs who
operated with automobiles and motor
In addition to many thefts by sneak
thieves, five establishments were en
tered and looted. No nrrcsts have been
made in these cases.
Two bandits entered the grocery store
conducted by Meyer Barr, 1.130 North
Twenty-second street, early this morn
ing. While one of the men engaged
Barr in conversation the other struck
him down with a blackjack. He wns
then enrried to a rear room and tied to
Get $500 in Loot
One of the bandits emntied the cash
register while the cither stood guard at
the door to prevent possible interference.
The men (led after taking money nnd
goods amounting to nearly ?.1()0.
Barr was discovered by a customer
who untied him nnd summoned the
Six robbers who arrived in nn nuto-1
mobile smashed the wurdows of Max
Moskow iU's stoic, 2.142 Kensington
avenue, yesterday morning and stole
furs and clothing worth 51000.
The thieves worked leisurely. The
first covered each window with a rug.
and then broke the glass with rocks
wrapped in paper.
While two men watched with drawn
revohers, the other four piled up the
loot. They removed four valuable fur
coats from figures in the; windows nnd
also took a lot of valuable cloth suits).
Crash Awakens Family
When they smashed the second win
dow the. crash awakened Moskow tz and
i his wife. They looked out the window
nnd shouted for Help, instenu ot nce
ing, the inbbers opened fire on Mr. and
Mrs. Mbskowitz, who were compelled to
shut the windows for safety.
The robbers then took more loot from
the windows and went leisurely dowil
Perhaps the most daring robbery wns
tlint of the Niehpaul Manufacturing
Co.'s.pinnt on Torresdalc avenue. This
place 'js two blocks. jrpra .the Paul aud
Ittian streets police station '"7'
Uso Two Motortrucks
Rnrly Saturday morning thieves with
two motortrucks pulled up near n win
dow on the Tonesdnle nenue side of
the plant. They entered the place when
the watchman was at an extreme cud of
the plant. Sweaters and other knit
goods weic piled on the sidewalk and
leisurely loaded into each of the. big
trucks. Although a patrolman is due to
pass the plant at the time the robber)
occurred, it is said he did not ap
pear. While the robbers were loading the
second truck the watchman discovered
them and they lied, leniing a small pile
of goods on the sidewalk.
Although tho robber was reported
at (i:4.1 o'clock, it is said the police
did npt start an investigation until
three hours later.
A member of the firm said this morn
ing that no trace of the thieves had
MUST KNOW WHO'S WHO
City Hall Cleaners Who Didn't Rec
ognize Mayor's Brother Suspended
Three City Hall cleaners have dis
covered that u part of their job is to
recognize the officials in the city's po
And especially to recognize Joseph
Smith, tlie Major's secretary and
Tlie three cleaners return to duty
today after a five days' susnension.
They were ordered to clean out the
vaults some time ago in preparation
for tlie coining election. Five dn.s
ago Joseph Smith took a trip lo the
vaults to see how the work was pro
gressing nnd found one of the cleaners
asleep in the vault and two otbers
"Why don't you get to work?" he
"Who the are you?" they an
Ho told them.
CALLS SKYLINE BOLSHEVIK
Architect Says That City's Contour
- Makes Life Unwholesome
"A great mnss of festering Bolshevik
architecture, that never inspired nny
one, but is constantly making life n
little harderjiud mora unwholesome nnd
unsafe," ;is the description of the city's
SKyiine mucie oy iucri iri&rj, urcni
tect, at the T-Scjunro Club.
Air. Kelsev snolce on unft IMinse
of City Zoning." The architect, who
planned Carson i onege. advocated a
new system of city planning, especially
in the matter of..school buildings and
Five' Robberies Net
$10,000 in Loot to Thugs
Places robbed within last few
days and amount of loot stolen aro:
Niehpaul Manufacturing Co.,
Torresdalc avenue, Tacony, sweat
ers and knit goods, ?0000.
Quality Dress Shop, LM12 Ken
sington .avenue, furs and clothing,
Weitlcy's haberdashery, 2102
Frnnkford avenue, furnishings,
$700. ' ,
Cohen's furnishing store, 2214
North Fiont stroet, $2000.
Myer Burr's grocery, lf3(! North
Twenty-second street, money aud
LT. C.EN. KOnKKT L. BfLLAKI)
Recently appointed Commander of
the Kast. lie lias been empowerrd
by the War Department to dispatch
troops to tho mine districts at tho
request of state officials
Unless State-Wide Walkout Be
comes a Reality Will Refrain
From Taking Part
WORDS DO NO GOOD, HE SAYS
fiovernor Sproul will take no action
in the threatened state-wide strike un
less it becomes n reality, refraining evea
f'-om any nttempt to ndvise the union
workers because he feels they would
not accent his warning.
lie Governor, when seen todn.v nt
his home iu Chester, said he would
CMSMK tstl 1
cross the bridges when he came to1"'' eer man on the Republican city
"As the state-wide strike proposed
by the State Federation of Lnbor will
not take place at once, if nt nil. 1 do
not wish to comment on it now." the
Governor explained. "There may be
no such strike. (If course, such a strike
would be ill-ndvisccl. It would add to a
bad situation, but I cannot do more
tliiui I have already clone tn.coinincc
the members of Hie unions of this. If
I advised them they would probably pay
uo attention to me.
"The stand taken hy Francis Feehnn.
delegate to the federation convention
from the Castle Jjhtinnon local nf the
United Mine Workers, wns wise and
nntrintic. Tint. Mr. Fretilin is n state
official. He is doing his duty both as
a representative' of the union nnd as a
state. officer.''s -- -- - - "-'
Feclian Adised Against Strike
Mr. Feehnn is supervising inspector
of the Pittsburgh district of the State
Depaitiuent of Labor and Industry. He
iidvised against the nation-wide strike
Referring to the miners' strike, the
Governor said :
'lliere lias been no disorder iu tlie
mines, nnd I hope this condition will
continue. No one worked in the mines
.estrrday. but it was Sunday. We will
not lie able to learn until later todav
what mines will continue idle owing to
the strike. There is nn question that
many of tlie miners wish to lemain nt
work. How miinv there 'ire of these
and what their influence is upon others
cannot 'be known until laler.
I am co-operating in every wnj
witli tlie government in an effort to
bring "about a settlement nf the trouble.
Says .Matter f)ut nf Ills Hands ,
"The government, of course, is tak
ing the lend
ng the lend, having power under the i
nws to band p such a situation ns th s. i
i!.. i. i .. .,. ...m- ! ." ,
il i- uri-iiuse cur mum' is u iiiiiiomii
prohlrni nnd not mereh n slate problem
that I ,am not making independent ef-
fort to bring about peace. The matter
ijt out of inv hands.
"So much depends upon the wise nnd
prompt settlement of the strike tlint I
wish to sil) ns little ns possible about
it. We wisli to do nothing to add to a
difficult situation a Vitiation that
affects so many thousands throughout
the state and nation. I am keeping in
ns close touch as possible vvitb 'the
situation, but action tmvarcl the settle
ment of the strike is being directed fiom
SUICIDE ATTEMPT FATAL
Man Who Cut Throat Friday Dies
Today In Hospital
fonwiclc l.orrniue, sity-ono years
old, 1.11 Lexington avenue. Kast'I.uns
dnvvne, died in tlie Miscrccnrdin Hospi
tal earlv today as the icsult of a self
inflicted knife wound In the thront.
He was taken to the hospital Saturday.
Sergeant Itobcrt I.nnaine, recently
discharge from tlie nrmr, informed
Deputy Coroner Iilum today that his
father had been nervous for the Inst
three years. Satiircla.v a enrprnter
working in the f.nnsdowne home found
the elder Mr. Lorraine ljihg on the
floor with a wound m Ids thront. A
long knife was beside the body. The
carpenter called Mrs. Hubert Lorraine
who had her futher-in-lavv taken to the
hospital. The man was n nicchuulc.
"CROSS AT CROSSINGS"
Director Krusen Urges More Care to
Avert Street Accldento
Director Krusen, of the Department
of Public Health and Charities, has
taken a hand in the campaign to re
duce tho nuniber of street accidents
throughout the city.
In a statement he calls attention to
the fact, that the protection of the public
from accidents is a matter of great im
portnnce.to the city's health record. He
notes that so fur this jesi''' according to
police reports, there were nearly 0100
street accidents, IMfiO of which were due
to the fact that the persons killed or
injured did not cross the streets at
Man Ends Life In Wife's Presence
Julius Olive, tvveiity-elsht years old,
539 Kast Rittenlioiise street, commit
ted suicide last ulgbt by shooting him
self in the bend, according to the police.
The ninn's wife wns pieteat when he
fired the shot. Olivo's motive is not
N CLOSING MOVES
"Vare-Controlled Body and Re
publican Alliance Plan for To
morrow's City Election
DOWNTOWN LEADER SEES
PARTY A WINNER BY lOO.OOO1
Predicts Naming of Full Repub
lican Ticket With Congress
man for Mayor
Final action in the campaign for elec
tion tomorrow of Congressman Moore
i . .... . .,,...
as .uavor aim ot tne wnoie itcpunncan
tirkot will be taken today and tonight ; state of PimnxWvniilu.
I at meetings of the city nnd ward com-1 .Tames 11. Mnuier, president of Ihe
I mittee i federation, aunounred that he expected
1 , ,, , , ' nn opposition from the international
Both the A nre-controlled city com- m,ions concerning the pinposed walk-
mlttee and the Republican Allinuce will out, but rather their hearty approval.
meet this afternoon nt 3 o'clock, when Impeailunent Demanded
'final instructions will be given tlie, The Resolution, vhiih asks (iov
'workets. and wntchers' certificates nndjernor Spmiil to call a special session
I other election dny paraphernalia will be "f 'I"" legislature, to act as an im
1 ii.. -i . , .. , ! , ipeachment tribunal against public of-
I distributed. Ihe ward committees o fifiala guilt in the exes of the labor
these two ccutrnl bodies will meet to- men of violating their oaths of office,
nRht ! al'n petitions the (loverner and A.
, ' , , ., .. I Mitchell Palmer, attorney general:
Inmhnnco of thee meetings Sena- i ..Tlt steps be taken at once to re
tor Vare, lender of the forres which I slnie to the people of Penusylvnnin the
battled for Judge Patterson in tlie pri- constitutional lights of free speech, free
manes, significantly predicted the elec-
tion of Congressman Moore bv a major-'among
itv nf nt lc.nsf 100.110(1. Further he
looked to see cverv man on the Repub-
lican ticket elected and said there
would be no "knifing
Predicts Light Vote
"The ote will be light," said Pen-
otor nie, "because there is no op-
position to speak of. The full ticket
will go through. lhere will be no
cutting of the eouneilmnnic ticket. I
wns lor i ongressmnn .uoore to nave
not less than 100.000 majority and to
Those organization men who refuse
to stand b the Republican ticket ns
nominated will mnik their ballots, it
wns learned, for these minority candi
dates: Fiank J. Gorman, for county
commissioner, und former Senntor
Farlcj nnd F. P. Carney for magis
trates. These candidates are on the
Chui ter part? ticket and arc contesting
for (lie mlnnrit places with the candi
dates on the Democratic ticket.
Congicssmnii Moore will address the
women's committee which has been co
operating throughout the campaign with
the Moore United Republican campaign
committee today. Mrs. Cornelius
Stevenson is honorary chairman and
Mrs. Joseph P. Mumford is active
chairman of the women's committee.
Mcetlnff-af ilo'Clocli ' "
Tlie meeting hns been called for 3
o'clock this afternoon at headquarters
in the Lincoln Building. On this oc
casion tlie women may offer suggestions
for the filling of the new post of diiector
of public welfare.
Senator Penrose is epected in his
office today, where he is scheduled to
meet a number of city nnd state leaders.
Boost Council Ticket
A special appeal for support of the
Republican nominees for Council in the
West Philadelphia district was issued
by the committee nf one hundred. This
appeal was as follows:
"In view of the cnuncilmanie situa
tion iu tlie Fourth Senatorial district,
the committee of one hundred deems
it necessary nt this time to issue nn
explanation and warning in order that
the independent voters ,f West Phila
delphia may have all the facts set be
"Two nf the rnTnlMfltp,. fm Pmtnoit
who uie opposing the Republican ticket i
which ia l,n,i,l,.,l in- .1 lli,iicn -Uo,.
: v. ' . ""' """'.,
tor .un.ior. air ira l. (iarman and
J George B. Oavis-. Thev are said to be
soliciting the votes of the independent
citizens, of the cli-trict.
"Both Mr. (J.irmau and Mr. Davis
sought tlie support of the committee
of one hundred before the primaries.
They were told that other candidates
for Council had received the indorse
ment of the committee of one hun
dred. They thereupon announced their
entire willingness to accept the situa
tion and lo make every effort to in
sure the nomination on the Itepublican
ticket of the candidates chosen hy the
committee, Their efforts were accepted
Calls Claims Forfeited
"The .primary election was held and
four Itepublican candidates for Coun
cil were chosen. Mr. flsirniau and Mr.
Davis seized the opportmiitj to become
enmliclmcs nn thn ticket nf n lmstilv
organized party which did not partici
pate at tlie primnries. The) ignored
their pledges to nbide by the decision
of the committee and the piimary.
feels that Mr. Ciarmnu and Mr. Davis j
The committee ol one hundred
ceis iiiui ju-. V..UII1I n aim ..... iiiivi
have forfeited Ml claim to the support
of independents, and that their act on
hn placed them without the pale, nncl
that thev should not be elected. The I
.. - .. . .
committee calls for the election of the I
entire Itepublican councilmanic, ticket ,
ns nominated at the primaries, which ,
consists in West Philadelphia of Fran
els F. Ilurch, (ieorge Council, James
A. Develin and David (J. Frunken
.nnlnrllT rAxAl to onumrn1
ACCIDENT FATAL TO GUNNER,
.. j, ... j .... ,.
Four Others Badly Wounded While
Hunting Game '
win!., o'....i- .nur.n, i ,ii,..ii
i V,,iT? y, 'i"L . rvV.nVv"!
last night in tlie Chester County IIos-
pital as a result of n gunning "ecldeut
.. .. cnnim,
Ull K1'1"111'!. eii?,'.
Tnvlor. who was seventeen yenrs old.
was gunning for rabbits. While getting
over a fence tlie trigger of Ills gnu caught
in his clothing and a heavy charge en
tercel his stoiuncli.
Joseph Passmore was shot ii the back
when a gun vvns accidentally discharged
bv his son, Oeorge, who accompanied
tered his stomach.
II. K. Henni, of 817 Le street, was'
accidentally shot iu the leg by a hoy
who was nring at a raomi neur west
fjoshen township. Ream is In the West
Philadelphia Homeopathic Hosnital.
Kdward fiil'iland, of West Chester,
and Clarence Muck, of Iterlinsvllle. also
received slight wounds in gunning ac
State-Wide Walkout '
Threatened by Labor
Pennsylvania Federation Votes in Favor of ,
j Strike to Aid Steel Workers Would Call
! Gut Miners and Railroad Men i
My the Associated Press
I Pittsburgh. Oct. 3. rnion leaders InMnined h the sale of loan shares nt S10
i .,.,. , , . ,, , , . , ., , , i for establishing n labor dimy newspaper
,PitM.urgh in the interest of the steel fm. ,Vn,yhm';1.I.
.strike began today to formulate iiuis Three great gi mips of unions now nt
lo obtain fiom stale unions nppio.il tacked by their employers the railroad
f lecmninendations passed b. the Penn
sylvania Slnle Federation of l.nlinr.
'''' mlmmncdfct"- special cniixcutmn
Fcutming Ihe recommendations.
adopted in the fnrm of resolutions. wn
i a call for a state-wide stilkc of nr
I gnnixed labor as u last resort to se
I euro "free speech, free press ami free
The state federation mnv issue such
n call, according to Ihe resolution, when,
I in the opinion nf the executive council.
it is deemed nccessnij "to compel ic
I sport fur law and the irstorntioti of
libertv ns guaranteed by the constittl-
tInlI ()f ,,, -njtl,(i states
uid of the
I'll'--. ,i ii, i ii, i- iuuiii- iisr-cuunie.
A rereieiiduii Mite was nrdeied taken
the various local unions of Ihe
diffeient ir.ifts in the commonwealth
on the question of organizing a laboi
party in Pennsylvania. Mr. Mauier
, announced the iipcniuc of subscriptions
MINERS MAY RETAIN McADOO AS COUNSEL
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 3. It was reported Here today Clint
William O. McAJoo, former Secretary or the Treasury, might be
iOtaincd by the miners as counsel In the proceedings brought
by ta government to enforce the restraining order against the
officials of tho union.
MANY MINERS AT W.ORK XN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
nARIUSBTJRG, Nov. 3. eports received at departments of
the state government from the coal strike regions indicated that
many men wcro at work in the greater part of the Fnyetto nnd
Westmoreland county fields and that everything was quiet.
Governor Sproul was in touch with various parts of the state
"' tlu"ough hia'office ot,'tl(o capltol, while theDcpartmcnt of Miuca
and tato police were In constant communication witlj mininff
URGES U. S. MAHNE
Senator Jones, of Washingtqn,
to Present Plans for Federal
UfVI II n RPTAIW QUID RnARn
VVUUIU nulHIIV onir DUHnu
Philadelphia is suggested as the
heachiuarteis of America's merchant
marine bv I'nitcd States Senator Jones,
of Washington, chairman ot the Sen
ate commerce committee.
The senator today was to present
plans for n peimanent government ship
ping policy. He intends to personally
uige a bill which would nbolish the
Emergency Fleet Corporation and cie
ute a new merchant mnrinc corporation.
The new corpointinn would be man
aged by nine directors, with headquar
ters in this city. It would be em
powered to operate government-owned
or controlled ships for thirty years,
but not in competition with estab
lished private lines.
Shipping ISoard Itetnlned
The bill Senator Jones urges would
retain the present shipping board only
in n supervisory capacity. lie favors
ultimate privnte nwncishin of the gov
ernment's shipping propert).
The proposed "merchant inaiine cor
poration would have no capital stock.
It would tnke oyer all ships acquired bv
! government during, the wn and nil
- -v , - ,,,,., ,.10 linil(, ot
,i'lH',J the emergency
ine siuppini, im.ir.i mm mp .... u.t..i)
",7 corporation, for operation, sale or
ot"r 'Hsposition, with n view to main-
tnimiin ii iimiiiiunAiit 1 ivvnii nn ft lnaeili n rt r
taming a permanent American mercuani
marine. ,,, , , .
Operate All 1-ederal Ionnage
The new corporation, it is pinposed,
would operate all government merchant
'tonnage nnd shipping, propert), while
I the shipping boaul would have n status
siinilir to that which the Inlcrstntn
Commerce Commission bears to railroad
The shipping board would have super-
vision over the shipping rates, and the
interstate Commerce Commission would
be authorized, with the marine corpora -
tlnn, to require connections between rail
i"l "' carriers. Development of
' j.i.,,,!,,,, rates, nnd ii,w fnr
fricWBppln,.wouMt nnTof fhe
IM.il ( , I ,
The Jones bill declares for a federal
policy of having a merchant murine
"sufficient to insllre', American safety
iu emergencies nnd sufficient to carry
the greater part ot Aniertrnn commerce,
together with ample shipbuilding and
jr(,mir f(.itles, all ultimately to be
.,,,.,1 nn(I operated by private parlies
Tueailan, warmer, tttnhtly.
('omfart there, at least,
Clauds tonight will lightly
Fill 7"c iriiids from east.
I for a balf-mlllion-dnllar fund to be ob-
men. miners nncl steel wni'Kcrs were
urged to "pool their fnrces." form a
joint committee and tefuse to make any
settlements that do not include all nf
them, and the convention extended its
"moral and financial strength" to the
sti iking icini miners.
Mr. Kerlian Protests '
The resolution pledging the stale fed
eration's "moral aud financial strength"
to the striking millers, brought the
first clash iu the convention over re
marks of Mr. Feehnn. sitting in the
convent inn ns n mine workers' delegate.
"I mil opposed to the adoption of
Ibis resolution and wish to be so re
corded." said Mr. Feehnn. "I protest
nginst this convention taking action
against the I'nitcd States Government.
This resolution is n violation of the
federal court injunctinn ngninst the coal
stiike nnd this liodv to violntion of
the restraining order issued against that
strike. As n member nf the United
Mine Workers I have made many sacri
fices in its behalf, as a coal miner nnd
as nn official, but 1 nm opposed to the
policy of the piesent officials of the
United Mine Woikers of America nncl
their defiance of the government. As
between the United Mine Workers and
the government, I stand with the gov
ernment." Mr. Feehnn absolved the local union
he represented from nny responsibility
for his icmnrks, nnd specifically de
clared he wii speaking for himself and
not for the local union.
Among other resolutions adopted was
one urging railroad men. miners and
(nntlnurcl nn Tape Klclit. Column (Inn
G. 0. P. PREDICTION
I oncWc Pvrcnnt Dom.Mir.nn V!-
..w,w unh.y.Uu u.uulluu,i . ,v,
tory in New Jersey, Massa
chusetts and Kentucky
i velopinents todny in the strike of more
MARYLAND TO ItFMnnRAT tlian -'-".000 sqfcf coal miners through
IVIHn I LHIMU I U UtlVIUUIIH I 0, nut tho ,.nuntrvvcre expected to clari-
I fy the situation to the extent of de
Washington, Nov. ,".. Political fore-
casters in Washington nre up in the nir
about tomorrow's election. None nf !
tliem will venture n real, definite pre
diction. There are many prognostieators here
whose wish is father to the thought,
and it depends largely on whether tlie
one interview eel is a Democrat or a Ie-
plinilcau whether mm "' n llnmn..,..
or Hepublicnn victory is pronhesvT
lucre is unquestio; great inter
est in the nntionnl A over elec
tions tomorrow in ,vjpusctt.s, New
Jersey. Maryland n. jaatfHtuck)
The party leadersHPRosc views really
count concede that in this era of shift
ing sentiment and new nnd veving
"issues" rrising nlmnst daily it is
sireicning r point rather far to enn
strue off-venp clccHnno , loco ,!, n '
per cent of the states as n proper test '
01 strengm on national. issues. To such
leaders it appears Just a little improper
in mix presidential issues with fac
tional fights in Mar) land and Kentucky,
prohibition and carfares in New Jersey
prohibition and carfares in New Jer
n"'1 lhp "n''1 Po" RWke and "1
,hovism" in Massachusetts
"esn ln .Massachusetts,
state fi. O. P. Kprts (o Win
Republican victories nre exnected in
three of thy foftr states Kentucky,
New Jersey and Massachusetts. They
nre expected because the nation is tend
ing ever) day to Itepublicanism. That
fact has been obvious or weeks and
months. The Democrats are weaker
than at an.v time since 100 1. Their
nnrty managers may not ndmit it pub
licly, but they know it from the re
ports vvlilch have come to Washington
from many sections. There nre too
many things to explain Hurleson,
linker, the War Ttisk Insurance Hureau
and tlie inexplicable unconcern over the
cost of living until labor forced that
To these hnndicnps nre to bo added
the antagonism of the Irish over the
league of nations nnd of the Pacific
coabt over the Japanese question. The
Mexican border states are sick of
"watchful waiting" and most every one
feels deeply on the subject of taxes for
the extravagances ot federal bureaus,
many of which are running witli more
clerks than when fighting ended a year
"Wet" Issue Slay Turn the Tide
Hut tlii otherwise clear indication
of popular thought fn matters political
iu set at buy by the peculiar turns the
statu fights have taken. If, for exam-
C'nat'niiecl on l'acr Klght, Column Three
When you think of wrltlnff.
tbl.J. - WIIITING. Adv.
LABOR HAS HOPE
Report That Gompers Suggested
Way Stirs Interest, but
Leaders Are Reticent
ON RUMORED PROPOSAL
Wilson's Arbitration Offer
Stands First Full-Working
Day Since Walkout
Labor union officials appear more
hopeful of a settlement of the coal
strike, following a rumor- that
Samuel Gompers had suggested a
plan to end the walkout.
Union mines are still closed and the
operators have no plan for resump
tion. Nearly 150,000 nonunion miners are
reported at work in Pennsylvania
and West Virginia.
John L. Lewis, acting head of the
mine workers, is returning. to In
II.v the Associated Press
Washington, Nov. .1. Labor on
ficials declined today to discuss re
ports tlint Samuel Oompers, presi
dent of the American lederatl6n
of Labor, had suggested a way of set
tling the coal strike.
Mr. fiompers is in New York and In
his absence officers of the federation
said there wns no one here to speak
for him. In some labor circles, how
ever, there was a more hopeful view of
Iteports were awaited bv the gov
ernment from its agents iu the coal
fields who had been directed to tele
graph immediately all facts bearing
on the. attitude of the striking miners
and especially whether thev showed a
disposition to return to work. The De
partment of Justice was without ad
vices from district attorneys who had
been instructed to wntch conditions
Wilson's Offer Still Open
At the White House todny it was
said that President Wilson's offer for
aibitration of the strike still was open.
Meantime preparations for the setting
up of n commission on industrial ub
rest, ns recommended by the public
group in the recent industrial confer
ence nre going forward and the selec
tion of the personnel is expected to be
completed by the cabinet tomorrow.
One ofHnirfirrt-ciTTcK'-of 'the- ctfal'V
strike lias been the'curtnilment of pas
senger tiains on some railroads. Di
rector Oenernl Hines has given regional
directors wide discretion in tin's matter,
as they are in n position to survey the
coal needs of their respective districts.
Freight Service Unhampered
Freight service will not be disturbed
unless the conl shortagetV"epmes seri
ous. Officials believe tranrith the
stocks of conl in transit, tSSSher with
the thousands of tons stored nt terml
nals. It would not be necessary to cur
tail this service for several weeks.
A survey of all the coal stocks held by
I rauroans under direction of the railroad
administration is under way. The ad-
"ni'tmtion also is gathering figures on
tne quantity of coal at seaboard, in-
IHUUl-ll iUl 1-Al'Wlt, Ulll. WIJll'U HUB UeVU
expected held to be used by the rail
i roads, if necessary.
I Chicago. Nov. 3. (Ry A.'P.l De-
termining whether production was to
he stunned inrletlnlteir In n lnrcrft Ylflrfc
of the bituminous zoiie or whether any
considerable number of workers were
willing to return to work.
No plans have been made for open
ing any of the mines with imported
labor and old men who return to work
are to 1p treated as though they had
never laid down their tools, according
to Thomas T. Hrewster, chairman of
jjgHieconl operators' scale committee. No
,ITlrrBlHh' will be discriminated against, be
Iteports from most of the large min
ing centers indicated that while, a large
number of the mines would be in shape
for the miners to resume work, the
operators did not expect many union
men to re-enter the workings today.
ThisJieing the first full working day
since tlie strike became effective last
Friday nicht. min officials planned to
check their rolls after the signals for
opening inu iniucs nun ur snru, ju
order to find out the exact nuniber of
men who fuiled to report for duty,
Lewis Only "Onloolier"
Acting President John L, Lewis, of
the United Mine Workers of America,
was on his way back to Indianapolis
tocla.v to wutch developments in the
strike of the soft -coal miners from his
position ns "onlooker" by reason of
the federal injunction restraining him
among others from directing the strike
piogram. Lewis spent Sunday at
his home at Springfield, 111.
Hefore departing for the interna
tional headquarters he declined to talk
about plans of the miners' officiuls to
combat the restraining order, set for
a hearing next Saturday, or to say
whether any policy has been formulated
for dealing with strilie affairs iu the
Lewis has nothing to add to Uie pre
vious statement in which he said he was
"noncommittal" on the subject of a
rumAred suggestion for settlement pf
the strike from Samuel lioinpcrs, pres
ident of the American Federation bf
Many .Men Still at Work
While operators admitted that tlia
figures given out by union leedera as to
the number of men on strike were ap
proximately correct, they pointed out
that close to lfiO.OOO nonunion men were
at work in the Pennsylvania nnd West
Virginia fields, aud that nearly 2(,0fK)
union miners wero working In Kentucky .
under contracts signed recently.
Federal troops today were In th '
mining regions of West Virginia, U'ei
nessee, Wyoming and New Mexico, un5S
der orders. to, preserve the. peace in'cciM
disorders arise in pob'ipction with th'
Continued ol rate ISIght, Column Or