HAS RUBLEEE'g PLACE ON
Fort has been- appointed yto the.
federal trade commission to succeed
George Itublee, who was never con-t
firmed by the senate. Fort is a re
publican from East Orange, N. J., a
former supreme court justice of New;
Jersey and has been a special envoy
for the U. S. to San Domingo and
Haiti. His term is six years.
MAN FLEES IN MAD PANIC AND
New York, March 3. So far as the
police know, Thomas Collaton of San
Jos e, Cal., is still roaming New York
today in a" balbriggan undershirt
after a wild night in the lobster belt.
Thomas after two days in the
midst of things appeared at the desl
of his hotel in 41st st. at midnight
wearing his undershirt. When they
put him to bed he lit a cigarette.
Soon the. sheets, the room and
Thomas' shirt were blazing, while
Thomas sat on the fourth floor win
dow ledge bawling "Fire!"
When Fireman Corrigan, cominjj
up a scaling ladder, attempted to
rescue Collaton he fled. Corrigan
chased him through the room down
the corridor, also four flights of stairs
and into the street,
Thomas sped into the gloom, the
unburned remainder of his under
shirt clinging around his neck. He
has not been heard from since. The
Are caused $2,000 damage to bote,
WAR COUNILCAUTION BODY
GOMPERS TO BE MEMBER
Washington, March 3. A war
council to direct this country's
course in event of hostilities is to
day in the process of formation.
It will include President Wilson,
members1 of his cabinet and indus
trial experts now affiliated with the
congressionally created national
council pf defense.
Such a war council as proposed
will be strictly a coalition affair. Men
of every political faith will be chosen. m
The first war council will probably "
include mora than 20 posts, depart
ments of transportation, supplies,
communication etc., being individu
ally supervised by "big men" of' the
' Daniel Willard, president of the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad,, will be
asked to head the transportation de
partment, it was learned.
Samuel Gompers, it is taken for
granted, will head the post of direct
or of labor in the proposed war
"Splendid chance to see the world"
reads navy enlistment posters. Some
wag has written word "next" before
"world" on some of the "posters.
Sixteen families routed from beds
by apartment building fire, 11 E. -Chestnut.
Robbers held up Geo, Timo, 14Q0
W. Austin av. Got $5, but overlooked
$65 watch and checks for $62,
Washington. Senate adopted
amendment to navy bill, appropriat
ing $1,500,000 for naval base on San
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