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VOL. VI. NO. 274
War Against Poland Part
From Allies Victories Won on Field ot
Battle, Says Kospoth
ISLAM HORDES PREPARING TO RAISE BANNER '
OF REVOLT AND MAKE CAUSE WITH RADICALS
Berlin Government Declared to Have No Intention of Carrying
Out Obligations Accepted by Its Delegates to Spa
Conference New Conflict Looms
By B. F. KOSPOTH
Staff Correspondent of the Evening Public Tjedier nt Genera
Copyright, lttO, ou the Publio Ledger Co.
Geneva, July 31. "Bolshevism In Russia will cease automatically as
poon as Germany obtains the revision of the Peace Treaty according to
her wishes," was the prediction mado in my presenca tho other day by u
Russian statesman who is deeply initiated into nil tho obscure diplomatic
eecrets of Moscow and Berlin.
Recent events, indeed, have dispelled every vestige of doubt that
Lonino Is Germany's occult powerful ally In tho attempt to substitute a
'German peace" for the peaco mado by tho victorious Allies at Versailles.
From tho tlmo of the armistice, until quite lately, tho assistance rendered
by tho Rod dictator to Germany consisted in revolutionary propaganda
in tho allied countries and their intimidation through an internal Bolshe
vist menace. Now he is giving Germany military aid against the nations
that frustrated her plans of world domination.
In reality, the war between Germany and the Allies has begun onco
more. Its battles arc being fought in Poland. Tho Red army is fighting
to realize the aims of tho Prussian militarists. Its victories over the
Polos are German victories over tho Entente, imperiling and nullifying
the triumph of western democracy achieved on the battlefields of Franco.
While the Allies are struggling to "disarm" her, Germany has
launched a vast nttnek against them with an army of at least a million
men, organized chiefly by German officers and strategically "inspired" by
LudcndonT's secret staff. Germany is fighting tho Allies again, and
fighting successfully after having demoralized and divided them by in
triguos and diplomatic maneuvers of all sorts. , Sho has started the war
again, in tho East, where she knows they aro Impotent and can bo most
easily forced to sue for peace, the kind of peaco she "wants.
The Spa Conference was dominated by the alarming fact that Ger
many, without renouncing her diplomatic machinations, has resorted to
force of arms to impose her conception of peace on her ctmquetfors.
The advance of the' Red armies on Warsaw forced the allied statesmen
tn stand on the defensive for tho first time since the collapse of tho
Fate of Poland Depends on Sword
Already the future position of Poland in Europe, which is of para
r"itrt importance to Germany, depends no longer on tho deliberations
of diplomatic conferences, but on tho sword. So far as Poland is con
cerned, the revision of the Peace Treaty is being carried out by tho vic
toiiou3 Bolshevist leaders in Germany's favor.... ,.
Peace with the Bolshevists will leave Poland so greatly diminished
in territory and population and prestige thyt she will ceaso to exist as a
nill'tary factor capable of frustrating tho alliance of tho military despots
of Germany and Russia and the subsequent joint onslaught on the democ
racies of the West which they are planning.
From the first, the vanquished Germans realized clearly that the
e'olilishmcnt of a powerful Polish state would definitely frustrate their
schemes of revenge and prove an insurmountable obstacle to Germany's
recrudescence, by preventing union with Russia, on which nil their hopes
of regaining their lost grentnoss are based. Therefore, while the atten
tion of allied diplomats was almost exclusively directed on averting an
attack by the reduced but still formidable German army in the West, the
German statesmen concentrated all their efforts on the East and secretly
prepared the destruction of Poland with tho help of the Russian dictators.
It were vain to attempt to conceal the fact that the Allies have lost
Russia, and that Russia has gone over definitely to Germany. Today, there
is no Russian political party in existence that docs not hate and distrust
tho Allies and that is not supporting or ready to support tho Germans.
In trying to conciliate the Bolshevists, who -aro irreconcilable and will
never renounce their plans of destroying western democracy, the Allies
have made mortal enemies of all tho Russian anti-Bolshevists, monarch
ists, as well as democrats, who feel that they have been betrayed and
The Soviet dictators aro implacably hostile to the Allies, and neither
trnao reianons ' nor even recognition of their criminal government win
ever dlvort them from their courso of destruction, which coincides with
Germany's interests; but if they are overthrown, as they probably will be,
sooner or later, their successors will carry on their foreign policy
Russo-German Alliance Completed
The alliance between Germany and Russia, which allied diplomacy
sought to prevent by means of measures as ambiguous as they were in
effective, is today an accomplished fact. It has been consecrated by the
victories of the Red armies over tho roles. ror the tlmo being, it is an
alliance with Lonino and with the camouflaged militarism of the "com
munists" in the Kremlin, but It is
wrangcl, or any other anti-Bolshevist leader who may eventually dethrone
them and make himself dictator of Russia by the grace of his victorious
The Bolshevist rulers aro at present engaged in vast military opera
lions to reconstitute tho Russlnn cmniro as It was In the czar's time. In
this attempt they have the unqualified support of all Russians without
exception, and of nil Germans, who aro fully aware that the reconstitu
tion of a powerful Russian empire hostile to tho Allies involves the
annihilation of tho Versailles Treaty so far as Eastern Europe is con-
levnca and marvelous opportunities of victory in a new wnr. uerman
officers are on Trotzkv's staff. General Wranprel'a army is full of them.
General Guvko in Berlin is surrounded
(he Germans have been chanting
uieir new hymn of defiance and revenge.
It was always Bismarck's dream to bring about n Russo-Germnn
alliance, but William II by his mad provocations drove tho czar's govern
mont into whnt was, after all, an unnatural friendship with tho French
v"fhlic and democratic England. Gormany and Russia form a strong
x-mmnntion, even now while tho
organized by disaster.
' Islam Third Link
nut it is u new triple alliance, moro powerful and menacing than
t' old, which Lenine and the Prussian militarists aro scheming to con
s' i'tite, and the third link In their warlike leaguo in Islam. Tho Moslem
"oj Id wag allied with Germany during tho war, and since the armistice
if has entered into secret relations with Bolshovist Russia. First Ger
hiairy alone, and later Germany nnd Russia together, stimulated and
'wntcd the revolt of Islam which today is on tho eve of outbreak in
't'l Moslem countries. United by common Interests and common hatred,
"crmnny, Russia and Islam are preparing to wrest victory from the Allies
n i new chaotic wnr, whose first shots are now being fired on the Polish
front, and whoso iftsnn. in nnv t.lw lpjisf.. sitims nlnnnlnorlv doubtful.
For the present, Germany is
t"i i n i'10 new "'"""cc. But its
""Ishovists nor the Moslems can
l""inrtcnt on German organizing talent nnd regard It with admiration
amounting to awe. -
When tho time comes, Germany will tnko her real place ut the head
',' tho league whoso foundations she laid years ago, and which came into
nelng too late to save her from defeat, but not too late, perhaps, yet to
turn defeat Into victory.
a Jmy noard diplomats express tho opinion that the Spa Conference
et ,?,,' ast ot its Mid- What they moan is that Germany has no idea
ot fulfilling any of the obligations she finally though with a significant
iiicreaso of her habitual truculenco submitted to assume, and that when
?.ninii j cm'0'cnco is' called In six months to investigate why she has not
Ait i "cm, th0 Gorman delegates will break it ofT short unless tho
Allies bow to their demands and challenge tho western world to a decisivo
i'il ' nt "f.ength with tho triple nllianco they havo formed in tho East.
v, ? tt'"RncQ in tho interval, but If tho Russian armies win moro
jiciorics and the Moslem movement continues to grow, there is little doubt
"ai 0rrnany will seize the next opportunity to repudiate tho Peace
twa,ty and plunge Europe into a new irreat wor.
I 4 0
Entered aa Heeond-Clmu Matter at the Foatofnce. at Philadelphia, ra.
Under the Art of March 8, 1870.
of Teuton Plot to Wrest
certain of ratification by BrussilofT, or
bv them. AH through the winter.
"Doutschlond, Russland uebcr Alles,"
uermans are still snatterea anu ais
in Projected League
forced to let Russia play the lending
inspiration is German, and neither the
forgo German assistance. Both nre
PALMER SAYS HE
COULD HAVE WON IF
Attorney General Indicates His
Foeling That Former Secre
tary's Ambition Defeated Him
OLD ENTHUSIASM LACKING,
BUT HE'LL AID CAMPAIGN
Denies He Will Resign and
Scorns Report Ho Is Losing
Uu n Staff Correspondent
Stroudsbtirg, Vn .Tuly 31. Attor
ney Ocnrral Palmci1 brllevcs that the
persistent candidacy of Wllllom G. Mc
Adoo for the Democratic presidential
nomination at San Frnncisco cost him,
Mr. Palmer, tho biggest prize In the
Tho attorney general dlscimurd tho
situation nt tho convention very in
formally, almost casually, at his home,
"I nm n gnmo loser," he snld. with
out enthusiasm ; In fact, n noteworthy
feature of the front porrh talk with Mr.
Palmer wns the dlstlnrt note of bitter
ness which ran through his conversa
tion. Ah he said himself, he Is "Fore"
about ninny things which arc being said
about him In the newspapers, particu
larly obout tho report that he is to re
sign ns attorney general. He branded
that report ns nn absolute lie.
Xot only was there bitterness in tho
attorney general's tone which might or
might not be in his soul, but there
was n definite lack of anything' like
tho "pep" which should distinguish a
"lighting Qunker" nnd which did murk
the Pnlmcr of old when he led tho mili
tant forces of the reorgnni&ntion Dem
ocrats into vietorlouH bnttle with tho
GulTev bi-pnrtisan machine.
Thisi wns indlcnted, for example,
when Mr. Palmer was nsked if he would
attend the formal notitlcatlon to Gov
"I dnn't know." replied Mr. rai
nier. "I may; I don't know. When
is it? Oh, yes: next week."
Denies Afahlng Deal
But the big thing in the interview
wns Mr. Palmer's lending a new politi
cal "slant" to the work ot the San
A number of the theories as to the
forces which moved tho Democratic con
vention were presented to Mr. Palmer
"Yes," ho said. "3Inny pretty theo
ries can be woven." It was then sug
gested to the attorney general that one
"theory" was that he had been in some
sort ot denl or understanding with
Murphy, the Tnmmnny leader, bv5 which
he wns to stick in tho fight nt the con
vention long enough to freeze out Mc
Adoo, so that in the end Oox would be
Mr. Palmer took a grip on nn un
lighted cignr with his teeth nnd slowly
said in reply : "I was not playing any
body's game. I was a candidate for
the nomination myself. I would not
deign to reply to such insinuations."
Wanted to be Preside.
Tho attorney general made it clear
that he did not wnnt to be a Presi
dent maker; he wanted to be President,
"It has been said," it was suggested,
"that you could have put McAdoo over
that your candidacy prevented the Pres
ident's son-in-law from getting the
Mr. Palmer again bit on his smoke
less cigar, looked straight at his nues
tioner nnd countered with this illumi
nating query :
"''hi It over occur to you that I
could have been nominated if he had
turned in for me?"
This question by Mr. Palmer and
other .comments ho made indicated that
he regarded the McAdoo enndidacy ns
tho rock on which his own chnncw had
been wrecked. '
.. "ou two," it was furthr suggested,
could have got together, controlled the
convention, ns it were, and made n
nomination wnicli would have repre
sented the Wilson leadership of the
"We didn't get together," reported
the attorney general with a surprising
snap to his words.
"The feeling has been expressed."
wns another suggestion, "that you were
hurt in tho house of your friends anil
tnnt, ns n consequence, tho nomination
passed out of tho hands of the leader
ship of tho President."
ISow, said tho attorney general,
Continued on Taio Two, Column Ono
FIRE DRILL SAVES GIRLS
Wilbur Co. Employes Leave Build
Inn and Force Fights Flames
Hundreds of girl emploves of the Wil
bur Chocolate Co., at Third nnd New
streets, formed in orderly lines nnd
filed out of tho twelve buildings in that
neighborhood occupied by the colnpimv.
when tire broke out In one of tliem
shortly before noon today.
Tho fire wns at 'M7 North Third
street, in tho topmost of its live stories.
Tho Wilbur Co. uses the fourth nnd
fifth floors. Tho lower part of the
building, which is Building No. K of
tho Wilbur plant, is leased to the Na
tional Match co.
Five, or six emplojes were working
in the top floor. Tlie.v noticed llnmes. of
unknown origin, bursting from the mid
dle of tho room, and fled giving the
Tho fire cones Romided in nil the YTil.
bur buildings, nnd the emplojes went
through their firo drill, leaving quletlv.
Tho plant fire lighting force, armed with j
viiriiiii-iiiN, went 10 me endangered i
minding nnl nnttlcil with the lire un
til the engines cnnic. They hnd four
teen lines working within twelve min
utes. The tire wns confined to the top
floor. The damage is estimated nt St!."t
000. Acting Assistant Fire Marshall Chiis
tine said ho thought spontaneous coin
bustiou nmong cartons of chocolate
caused tho fire. OffiecrH of the com
pany, though they could not assign u
ctiuse, did not indorse the spontaneous
combustion theory, ns their goods, they
said, wero packed In cuns.
ATINTIO CITV THIRTY YEA11H Add
Ilemarkable nlioloKraphi ahowhuc Hi
utdelopmont of the wonder pltanurn retort ni
AnierlcH ilurlni the iaat Krneratlon. Two
Nllleiialfl ukii in tha bountiful hrnwn InnM
vf rotnsrrHvure, In the 1'lctorlal Hcctlon ot
Huni)ay I'oauo LED0B.-afv;
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PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920 "
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IrfJeer Photo 8orvco
A. MITCHELL PALMEH
The attorney general believes he
would have been nominated for tho
presidency but for tho persistent
"The Crank" Again Writes
Father of Kidnapped Baby
to Arrange Return
Blnkclr Couehlin. the Ihirteon.
months old baby stolen from his crib
at Norristown two months ago, wns not
returned to his parents because the
$li.000 hidden for the kidnapper by
Ocorgo Coughlln, the father, fell into
the wrong hands.
This, nt least, wns intimated in n
letter which Mr. Coughlln has received
from "the Crank," making a new offer.
The father has accepted the terms made
by the kidnapper, and hopes that nt last
his child Is about to be restored to him.
Mr. Coughlln wns instructed in this
Intest letter to indicate his willingness
to nbido by the kidnapper's conditions
in nn advertisement inserted in a news
paper,. ,Hc nlready has done this, but
without result thus far.
Mr. Coughlln repented today the as
surance nlready given several times that
"the Crank" need have nothing to fenr
from tho police, nor anticipate any
treachery 'on the part of Coughlln or his
"I can assure 'the Crank,' " Mr.
Coughlln said, "that I have no diwlrc to
cause his arrest by any trickery. All
I want is the return of Blnkclr. I am
willing ,tp pay what money the kid-.
- Assurances for "the Crank"
"I have goue crent lengths to assure
'the Crank' that his dealings with me
will be strictly confidential, lie can
have private access to me, without the
slightest fear of disturbance by the po
lice. To this end I have had my tele
phone removed temporarily. Wo stand
rendy to deal with tho kidnapper in a
fair and stpiare manner. I hnve done
everything' I know how to make it tnfe
for whoever has Blnkoly to arrange his
return to me. Whoever it is. he must
he familiar with the fnmily nnd know
how wo nre situnted, nnd must know
that I am following directions exactly.
I even ndhered rigidly to the suggested
wording of the ndvertiscment.
"Ono of the questions I shjilPask the
man who delivers Illakely to me will be :
'Why (lid you choose my baby from all
the others in. the neighborhood?' There
nre many other children around whose
pnreuts are wealthy, and I nm not a
rich mnn. I cannot understand why it
was my boy, unless because my house
was more readily accessible tlinu
"Crank" Is Iluslncssliho
Mr. Couehlin said that he hml never
seen "the Crank." nnd hnd talked to
him but once, mid that oer the tele-
phone. This wns when the plnclng of
the S12.000 nt Swedelnnd wns nrrnnged.
"lie had u woll-soundins voice," said
Mr. Couehlin. "not the sort you would
associate with a common criminal, lie
seemed perfectly businesslike."
The Intest letter from "the Crank"
wns mulled from the centrnl postolfice,
Philadelphia. It was written on a plain
bond note paper of good quality . This
is not the only letter which has been
mailed from the central station, Mr.
Coughlin said, but they came from vari
ous substations nlso. and from sur-
ounding towns ns well.
Mr. Coughlin said he hnd 'no positive
nsMirnnce ns to the child's physical con
dition. "We know nothing us to this,"
he said. "We have no assurance that
Blakely is in good or ill health ; thnt he
is being well cared for, or that he is
even alive. We havo received certain
communications from time to time pur
porting to tell us about Iilakely's health,
but I hnve no rensou to believe thnt
they were sincere."
That's Weatherman's Term for 90'
Degrees at 2 o'clock I
i, m ill if i ? , . ,'
It will Keep on being "niodcrntel
warm" tonight nnd Sunday, according!
to the foreenst of the local weather
man. At " n'e'o-k the thermometer
registered 00 degrees. ,
There bus i, -,i sufficient warm
weather the lust few dajs to mnke thun- '
dee stnrnm probable, the forecaster ns. '
It will he partly cloudy this evening
and tomorrow, nnd the' first thunder!
showers probably can be expected In '
line nm riiimii ur euny evening. Tlici
winds will continue to be modernte and
vurmuu, me iiirrcunier Dellevcs.
GIRL, FOUR, HIT BY TRUCK
WRONG PERSON GOT
Child's Lea Broken Twlce-Chauf-'THOS.
'!UPJh J31,""1"'"0 T.0da...-.!Son of U. Q. I. Secretary Gets LI-
Mury Wilson, four yenrs old, of .'ttl.'il j
.Minn wniirii sircfi, was strticic bv a
motortruck on Ninth street nt Luzerne
last evening. The driver of the truck.
Melville Love, thirty jours old. of ,'t"2S
North Darlen street, took the child to
M. I.ukes Hospital, where it wns fouVd
she hud two frnctures of tho left leg
mm ni'irii' ruin mill urillses.
Love was arrested by Patrolman
Connor, of thp Gcrmnntown and Ly
coming avenues statlOu, He will be
given a bearlux this mnl-nlnrr hefnrn
'Magistrate Wrlgley, ,
AI NEW YORK PER
AS MIX SAILS
Wild Cheers for Archbishop
Drown "Boos" of Small
PRELATE ON WAY DESPITE
THREATS TO HALT SAILING
Longshoremen Beat Man Who
Joers Churchman Police
Rescue Him From Mob
New York, July 81. Archbishop
Danlol J. Mannix, of Australia, sailed
away for Ireland this afternoon on tho
steamship Baltic, although tho premier
of Great Britain had announced that
tho Australian prclato would not.be
permitted to land on Irish soil becauso
of his expressed views on tho Irish
Eamonn Do Vnlcra, "president of the
Irish republic," who accompanied the
prelate aboard the ship, did not sail on
The wildest sceno observed on the
New York waterfront In many a day
marked arrival today at the White Star
piers of 'the archbishop. Men shouted
nnd waved flags of the Irish republic;
women screamed hysterically and it took
the entire force of pier guards, aug
mented by police reserves to get the
prelate aboard the ship and prevent a
stampede up the gangplank by admir
Booed, Thrashed; Rescued by'Pollco
Several fights followed some jeers di
rected at tho archbishop and In one case
several brawny longshoremen clambered
up the side of the vessel and thrashed a
man on the upper deck who had booed
the Australian prelate. The longshore
men were driven away only after de
tectives with drawn revolvers broke
through the crowd-and rescued the
Wenrlng a black frock coat and tall
silk hat, and carrying an American
flag, the archbishop arrived at the pier
in n tnxicab at 11 o'clock. Outside was
gathered a crowd of more than n thou
sand, with nn even greater number
massed inside the lines on the pier itself.
Judging from remnrks made when
the tnxicab arrived, there was some
anti-Mnnnix sentiment nmong the crowd
outside the pier, but this rapidly dis
sipated, while the throng assembled
nearer the liner was distinctly pro
Mannix. Men. women nnd children were
there, bearing signs with taunts di
rected at Lloyd (Jeorge. One read:
"Admit that American public opinion
Archbishop Goes Aboard
With police reserves making a wedge,
the archbishop stepped from his machine
nnd ndvnnced with difficulty through
the crowd, which ot the strains of a
band, went wild with enthusiasm.
After the prelate had moved up the
gangplank, the throng surged forward
after him and hroko through the first
lino of guards In an effort to follow him
nboard. The second line nlso gavo way.
but the third held, although it seemed
at one time ns if it would be necessary
to pull up the plank.
The archbishop was visibly affected
by the demonstration. Pale from emo
tion, he advanced to the rail and re
plied time and time again to tho cheers
which greeted him.
Accompanying the prclato were the
Hcv. Albert Vaughn, his secretary, and
Bishop Daniel Foley, of Australia. The
entire party was kept busy acknowledg
ing cheers which continued from the
time of tho nrchbishop's nrrival uutll
sailing time approached.
Mnnnlx's Farewell Address
Shortly after his arrival the arch
bishop issued a statement in which he
said that he had been "represented in
certain quarters n a promoter of
strife." He declared that he really was
working for pence in Ireland, in
side and outside the British empire. He
snid the peace ho hoped for "is a peace
not resting on force but on justice and
the free will of the peoplo concerned."
He said ho believed Ireland is a
nation ns Belgium is nnd has the same
right us thnt country to sny what form
of government shcNshould have, and
ndded tlrtit If tho Irish people are
rightly struggling to bo free "they have
some claim to look to me for something
more than tolerant and barreu sym
pathy." Dissension Amonp the Crew
The Baltic sailed with its distin
guisher passenger at a later hour than
scheduled because of dissensions among
Among the crew are many who arc
cither Irish or of Irish descent who con
tended that Archbishop Mannix should
mnke the voyage ns an honored guest of
the Baltic. There wbb said to be, how
ever, an equal number who expressed
the opinion that he should not be
allowed to sajl on a ship flying the
British flag. Tho former gave desul
tory threats that If ho were not among
tin.' iinsscntrers they would strike, and
the lntter were apparently determined
to prevent sailing It he were numbered
among the voyngers.
The archbishop plans to stop in Tre-
,nU(1 ,jes,,it,. Premier Lloyd George's
nssertinn that he will not be permitted
to land, the Hev. Albert Vuuglmn. the
archbishop's secretary, announced hist
nlht. No information was given ns
to the manner in which the archbishop
plans to land nor of any "distinguiiiied
compntrlot" who. it wns reported from
London last night, will ncconipnny him.
When Mr. De Vuleru took his place
on the deck of the transatlantic liner
ne-lile me nrcnuisimp no smilingly re
fused to answer wiietner no wns the
distiugufsliiMl compatriot" mentioned
in dispatches received Inst night tiom
J. D0LAN,3p, TO WED
cense to Marry Mary H. Bennett
Thomas J. Dnlnu. .'Id, soelrsjV iniin
nnd son of the secretory of the United
this Improvement to., obtained n mar
riuge license nfter the closing hour, last
night, to marry .Mary II. Bennett, of
ltnilnnr. Pa. It became known nnlv
todn.N thnt the license had been Issued.
The bride- to-be was married once be
fore, hnvlng obtained a divorce a ycjr
ago lu Delaware county on a ch'urgo
nf cruelty. Her fnther Is Judge John
C. Bennett, of Westmoreland county
. ' , V t " t
Tubllabed Dally Except Hunday.
Copyright. 1020. by
BARRED EXIT TO FIRE-ESCAPE
Iron mesh 'netting over exits to lire -oca pes endangered the lives of
workers at the fire in the factory building at 110-127 North Fourth
street. The photograph shows the way to tho fire-escape leading from the
Pearl Knitting Mills on the fifth floor of the building
Mansfield Delegation, Piloted
by Airplanes, First to
Marion. 0.. July .11. Senator Hard-
day with n pilgrlmngi tcv-Marion-bya
delegation trom .Miiusiieiii nnu me sur
rounding country in Hirhland county
to pay their respect to the Republican
nominee nnd lienr him discuss nationul
The first of the mnny groups of voters
that are to come here during the sum
mer on similar missions, the delegation
marched on the Harding residence with
flags and banners flying and with bands
sounding a sonorous message of greet
ing. As on notification day a week
ago. Marion wns in holiday dress and
spirit to welcome them nnd to give the
front porch campaign a rousing send
off. Most of the visitors accounted them
selves almost home folks, for Mans
field is only forty miles away and many
In the throng were personal friends of
Senator Harding. Farmers, storekeep
ers and professional men mnrched to
gether in the cavalcade which had its
complement of both men nnd women to
emplinsizo the united support it pledged
to tho cnnilidiite.
iYlwluuK" l" iiiiiii-iiui rmii ill nil'
day's program, Senator Hnrding's nd-
dress, was to be withheld until late
afternoon, the Uiehlnnd county people
began to come in early by train, motor
nnd airplane. Mnny of them did not
await the hour set for the formal call
at tho Harding residence, but went
11 -.. t I nn. ,l.A oA..n... 1
"Mn", k sand on VinTnennnl
.. ..! i i.t, .
Airplanes Pilot Pilgrimage
Two airplanes were pilots of the pll-
grimugo hero. G. W. Hcnney, vice
Continued on Pnce Two, Column Six I
MAYOR FAVORS NEW BUILDING SAFETY LAWS
Following an inspection of the ruins of tbe factory fire at
Fourth and Cherry streets, Mayor Moove this afternoon asserted
he did not believe, the -window-meshes at the front and rear of the
loft building prvented workers from reaching the fire escapes,. He
snid an inquiry -would probably be started which might result in
a revision of existing firo laws. The Mayor was accompanied on
his inspection by Director of Public Safety Cortelyou, Coroner
Knight and City Solicitor Smyth.
TWO KILLED IN EXPLOSION IN MILL "
NEW CASTLE, Pa., July 31.-Robert Kvozich and Louis
Evesich wero killed in an explosion at. the wheel mill of tk)
Grasselll Powder Co., near Edenburg today. The building was
demolished. Coroner J. P. Caldwell will make an investigation.
PLAN HOG ISLAND BIDS
Specifications Ready Soon for O. K.
of Shipping Board
The Hog Island shipyard will he ad
vertised for sale in nbout n month, nc
coi'dlug to present plans of the shipping
board. Officials of the board in Wash
ington snid toduj the advert iseineuts nre
virtually completed uiul in shape for
submission to tho board for formal ap
proval. They explained the delaj lu
asking for bids on the ground it will
probablj lequlre secrnl mouths to com
plete the vessels now under cnusti-ui''
tlon and though tho propert) wen sold
now possession could uot, he guaranteed
Bubacrlptlon Price 10 a-Tear by MAIL
Publio leaer Company,
HAGEN'S 70 BEATS
Metropolitan Golf Champion
Retains His Crown in
Play-Off of Tie
Greenwich. Conn.. July HI. Walter
Ha'n 'othcred Jim Barnes in the
plny-olT for the Metropolitan open golf
championship t tho Greenwich Club
today. Ih nlmost perfect golf the
champion never gave his rlvnl nn open
ing, nnd after the inntcli had progressed
us iur ns me niutli it was only u qu
tion of how much Hogen would win by.
Incidentally, he improved his score
m much on tho next three holes with
-. .1. and n 2 that his chances for
brenking the course record looked
very rosy. As it was. Hagen registered
an eveu 70 and beat Burnes bv fnnr
stroke-. At one time the titleholderJ
nnd n lend or six strokes, but Bnrnes
cut this down to four nt the finish bv
taking ndvnntuce of a slip bv Hngoh
nt the short fifteenth, where he took
three putts. Later ho cut off another
stinl.e at the home hole, where he ran
down a ten-footer for n three
It wns nn excellent chance to nim
pare the two plovers from n competition
standpoint Hngcn wns not so long
from the tee ns Bnrnes. but he was
much more accurate with hi.s second
shots and wns handling his putter much
... ,. ,j -,.ni
,",,r" '. n"J ,? ,ftl
On the first hole both nlnsed fault-
lessly and got pur fours, but n slip nt
the second hole by Barnes enabled
Hngen to gain the first" advantage.
Barnes's mjstnko w-ns his approach
shot. I he .sunset Hill "pro" mnde up
for this on the next hill, wiien he laid
1 ' approach shot dend to the pin
'or " biniie lour, iiugeu tooU tlio rcgu-
Motion nar five.
At tllP nfth hole Bnrnes got into
the rough nn his tee shot uiul failed to
get the gieen. He required two putts
Conllnuttl on Pnre Tiro. Column Three
TWO DIE IN READING CRASH
One Young Woman Killed, Another
Itcadlng, Pa., July HI. (By A. P.)
In an uutomobile accident hero lata
last night, Ilnrold .Sal lade, twenty-six
years old, a prominent resident of
Womelsdorf, thls count , and Margaret
hinder, twenty-two, of Kllrabethtowu,
N. J., were killed, Carrie Hulse, of
llrinil(l,n, N. , wns so bHilly injured
she will die. Itn.Muoud Miccler, Kobe
sonia, was slightly Injured.
Mint unto ociupleu by the purtv
sKiiuieii on tun wet piivcmeut nnd .. ... . rwr , ' '
cashed Into a t.olley car. Both young u&WWlSWn&dt&Sl ,'fi
Wcruersvilk lM,! "' " UM' -frr;?!'''
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prick two uishtb ;i J)
OP 'DEATH TIME
W DEAD j
Iron Meshing Barred Way 9 $
BREAKING OF HOSE IS l
NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION
Loft Building Destroyed Quickly
After Explosion at Chande- '
Her Plant '
GIVES LIFE TO SAVE GIRli
Man Refuses to Take Chance to,
Reach Street in Futile Ef
fort to Rescue Relative '
Heavy iron window meshes barred
the way to safety for scores of panic
stricken girls in the factory fire at llfl
io 127 North Fourth street at 4:4flf
o'clock yesterday afternoon. In which, tfjm
two persons wer.c burned to death anil" ti
ten injured. ' $1
Coroner ICnight made this statement, ft!
today after examination of the ruin's?',. 'J
The heavy iron meshes, used as pro-j., Jtm
M-rilim UIIIIISL IIHI'VCS, UlUt'KCU BCVVr,
windows lending onto the Fourth street iJ
tire escape. Coroner Knight suid. SfVil
IT.. .I....ut..l ,1 t L !.. M f ......A. M
ur nei rieu mu iui:i cilj lire mniivvmrw, .VJB
had permitted the Famous ChadeUerjl
Co. to use Inflammnblo oils In aJaeHHJl
qucring process on tne tniru npor oiw 5,
the building, while scores of , firte'r
worked, poorly safeguarded, on1, the
fourth and fifth floors dlrcctlyjtboTe.r
Place Called Fire Trap ,i.
Acting Firo Chief Davis chiffactcrlie
the five-story building as "nothinjt,
more nor less than o fire trap'," ,
A sweeping investigation has been
started by Director of Public Safety,
The director asserted today there .were
an adequate number of llre-escnpcs oa,
the North Fourth trcet building.
"The last inspection of that build- J
ing was made July 27 by the fire mar .
shnl's office." the director stated.
"Of r onre the firemen cannot be held
responsible for n lack of water or'for lj,
firo l.jdinnts which are cither not' Ins $
good working order or antiquated, ,v .
more snouia nqi ;oe ti mvKmrLfj
ns an investigation of the South Aworirig.
enn Kircci mil" uir mi"vn .... o .T""
oniv icn uursm in .j,uv cj-y ""r" ZA
.. ,.fi. t.. & l...nl AAnu.HAvlnfl. fna M
W I1IC11 1 lllll- HUUIiniHH llllt.JU'.H' "-
rough usage the.hose must iindcrj...
Director Cortelyou took Issue with
Coroner ICnight ns to tho matcrlah in
the meshwork of the windows IcrnJIpif
to the firc-esenpe on the Fourth street
side of the building.
He snid the meshes were merely part
of a burglar alarm system, were sup
ported by a light wooden framework,
and could enslly be pushed aside ln
case of an emergency. Coroner Knight
nnd Mnyor Moore went to the scene of
the fire just before noon .
Fire Marshal Klliott said all existing
fire laws had been compiled with by
the owner and occupants of the build r
ing, nnd that there had been no, laxity
on the part of inspectors, who went
through the building. June 20.
He declared the fire and the Tarlo
fire some months ugo nt Sixth and Pine
streets, illustrate the necessity of nJaw
thnt would regulate occupancy of build
ings. New Law Being Framed
A law which would have prevented
the chandelier factory, with its plat-
ing processes and inflammable materials,
from occupjing n floor directly under
I establishments whore scores of women
nre employed, is provided in a bill now
I beinc finmed bv Director Cortelyou.
I Thief Clark, of the bureau of building
inspection, nnd himself, the fire marshal
Mr. Hlliott snid the only recommen
dation mnde by the inspectors on their
Inst visit to the building was that it
be cleared of rubbish. Fire escapes,
separate stairways, rope escapes and
automatic signals 'hnd been installed In
compliance with the law, lie declared.
Mr. Klliott says that Fire Captain
John Hnlnes hud mnde inspections and
held Are drills nt the building once a
month from March 24 to July 27. ,
According to Frnnk (jnlinghcr, assis
tant lire marshal, a kerosene compound
wnH used In the Incquering process at
the Famous Chnndollur Co. 'a estab
lishment, where the firo started.
Powerful electric fans caught up-the
flaming oils nnd vapors and spread tbo
fire to ull parts of the floor.
Fire Equipment Faulty
Fifty firemen, working nil night un
dear tho direction of Lieutenant; (Jill,
of Kngine Co. No. II, raked the ruins
ilf fill. ImlMtnir In mi nfTf in Anil .Ln
bodies of additional victims, reported ,t.A
to hnve been trapped. V'l
No additional bodies were found, but
seurch is being continued today by a re
lief force of firemen.
Bursting hose nnd partial failure of
the high -pressure pumping system ad
ded to the hampering of the firemen and
gave the flames great headway.
The damage to the building nnd con
tents is ealimaten nt .'SitllUl(M) by Morris ;A
.ifferhlntt. owner of the building. 1 J
Mho liio stnrted on the third floor of
the building, just over 12,'i North Fourth
Workers Wero .last Quitting
It was n few minutes befo're the hour
for closing, unil hundreds of men and
girls were shutting down their machines-
or changing their clothes to leave.
.t :-ii o ciock a man operating A
machine used to iipply banana oil to
chandeliers in the Famous Chandelier
Co.. on the third floor of T21, jumped 'ti
lineW mill ptlinntpd 'Mlrn." nu lilu 1n..nM ,
ing maclilnn burst Into llnpicN.
Girls In the chandelier establishment
dashed to the Fourth street window
ami scininbled down the fire-escapes.
Several girls reached the windows to
discover that they worn covered with
heavy Iron meshing and wooden lattlc
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