THAT IINE OWNERS
ACCEPT TRUCE PLAN
Head of Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company Refuses
Terms Offered, But Is
Told to Reconsider.
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WASHINGTON, Spt. 23.-Presldent
Wilson today refused to lot tho Colorado
fuel and Iron Company turn down his
plan of a peaceful settlement of tho
Colorado mining strike, when J. P. Wei
borne, president of the company, told tho
President that his plan was not acceptable
to the company.
The President, In reply, told Mr. Wei
borne to reconsider, arTd In the most em
phatic fashion told him that In view of
the present crisis In the country ho should
not definitely refuse the otter of settle
ment Mr. Welbornc promised to get In touch
nlth the other operators In Colorado, and
'have their answer In tho President's
hands In a few days. It Is considered
'probable that the operators will square
the Issue presented by the President and
stand pat in their declination.
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
through Mr. Wclborn today presented
an alternative plan of settlement to the
President. Tho latter declined to con
sider It, saylngr that he was not thor
oughly familiar with the facts of the
Colorado situation, but that ho thought
the plan of a three ycais' trace a fair
one. He added that hq did not Intend
to act as Judge or arbiter In tho situa
tion, but only as a poacomaKer.
The President showed his disappoint
ment plainly. He had believed that,
tinder existing conditions, his proposal
for a three yenrs' truce would bo ac
cepted by both sides. Ho remained
Ann, however, and Informed tho coal
magnates that ho would Insist on the
acceptance of the plan.
"Go back to Colorado," ho Is reported
to have declared, "and reconsider your
decision. You cannot afford to decline
such a proposition In view of nil tho
Mr. Welborn was closeted with the
President for nearly an hour. On leav
ing tho White House ho appeared flus
tered, but he declined to divulge any
details of his Interview.
ADDRESSED BY PASTOR
Crowd Hears Rev. Mr. Illman nt
A crowd of several hundred persons
assembled near the Federal Building,
Ninth and Chestnut streots, at noon to
day listening to an address on woman
suffrage by the Rev. Thomas W. Ill
man, pastor of All-Souls Unlversnllst
Church The meeting was held under the
auspices of the Hoiial Franchlso Society
and was one of a series of nnon-day
meetings. Dr. Illmnn In a Hhort nd
dres outlined the necessity of woman
suffrage as a meaiiK of attaining the
Ideals of popular government, and main
tained that woman suffrage was essential
to the millions of women of all clause.
for their own protection and the welfare
of the race. Hs asserted that woman
suffrage would do a great deal In elimi
nating the white slave evil.
Dr. Illman was Introduced by Mrs.
Frank Miles Day, member of the Ad
visory Board of the Equal Franchise So
ciety and vice president of the Pennsyl
vania Child Labor Association. In Intro
ducing tne speaker Mrs. Day said that
woman suffrage was needed not only as
a rmans of achieving the Una! economic,
political and soelnl emancipation of
woman, but aKo as a means of carry
ng out Immediate reforms along the
lines of social legislation.
Doctor Illman said In part: "One
thing Is very evident about the move
ment to secure voles for women, and
that Is It has ceased to be a sur
pilse, a novelty. Militant suffragettl!.m
has nt least been successful ns an ntlver
t'sr of the desire and alms of aroucd
and progressive women in all civilized
lands, especially Kngllsh-sprnklng women.
Jloienver. It can no longer be treated
as a J'jke.
Women want to vote to remove the
stigma of Inferiority from their w; to
haw ., voice in reining their self-prn-tertlon.
to take a place In the life of
tlie world that shall accord with their
honest realization of their own powers
and capacities; to answer the demand
of sudety's clearl perceived and gen
erally confessed need of their awakened
and Intelligent feminine sei vices. The
voting force of tho country needs new
Wood, with finer Ideals nnd loftier con
cep ions of the voter's responsibilities
uch as nre an Integral part of the
MILEAGE BOOK INCREASES
LIKELY TO COVER COUNTRY
Commerce Commission Not Inclined
to Suspend Roads' Mtw 3Utt.
.WASHINGTON, Sept a.-Advaties
from 2 to 2 cents per mile In trio
charge for mileage books proposed by
the Eastern railroads to take effect Oc
tober i may not bo suspended by the
Interstate Commorce Commission.
It any recognition of tho few com
plaints! that havo been filed against tho
proposed advances In taken nt all by tho
Commission It will bo within tho next
week. However, tho Commission lias
alicady gono on record as holding that
the passenger rates are nbnprmally low
and this referred chiefly to tho practice
of tho roads In selling mileage books.
It Is believed hero thai the plan of
tho Eastern railroads to Increase tlio
cost of mlleago will be followed by n
slmllnr plan on the part of the South
ern and the Western roads. So far as
possible the advance will bo generat
throughout the country.
BRITISH DEATH LIST
IN NORTH SEA FIGHT
ESTIMATED AT 1654
Survivors From Three Cruis
ers Sunk by German Sub
marines Arrive in England.
Tell of Escape.
LONDON, Sept. 23.
The magnitude of the disaster suffered
In tho North Sea when the cruisers Abou
klr, Creasy nnd Hogue were struck by
German submarines, struck home to Eng
land today whetf It was learned that only
611 survivors, officers nnd sailors, had
been accounted for. Tho missing number
1631, the three ships having carried 2100
sailors nnd 165 officers.
It Is believed thut some of tho missing
have been rescued by ships that will re
port later, but even the most optimistic
fear that the death list will total at least
Only the barest details have yet
reached .here of the terrific execution
caused by the torpedoes sent from the
German submarines. The unofficial re
ports state that the three cruisers were
sent to tho bottom within a space of only
two hours. The Aboukar was attacked
about 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
Within a few minutes her shattered hulk
had sunk, leaving on the surface only
wreckage and members of tho crew who
had been able to throw themselves Into
the sea before the vessel went down.
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"SAFETY FIRST" THE
SLOGAN HERE FOR '
in Schools anJ
Meetings Today Are Pre
paratory to Three-day Car
nival and Convention.
The 10th day of the battle on the Aisnc and nearby river valleys, from Noyon to the Lorraine frontier, finds the great armies still lined up in front
of each other almost in a deadlock from one of the greatest artillery duels the world has ever known. While the Germans claim to have retaken the
Heights of Craonne, and to have gained a small town near Rhclms, and to have attacked the heights along the Mcuse, at Vigncuillcs, which is near Troyon,
the French claim that these movements of the enemy were without special result, and that the advantage still lies with the allies, especially in their flanking
movement near Noyon, Lassigny, and on the left bank of the River Oise, where they are threatening the forces of the German righf, under von Kluk.
Official reports give no details of this flanking movement, but unofficial place the French van near Peronne and St. Quentin on the Somme, and a large French
force at Lassigny. The German right has also moved its headquarters north over the Belgian line.
VEXING SHIRT SUIT
Chinese nnd Customer Carry Dispute
to Police Court.
The story of a shirt was unfolde.i before
Magistrate Itenshaw at the Central Police
curt this afternoon, nnd he used Solo
monesnue wisdom to unravel the plot.
The story runs like this: David -Mat-theus.
Fortieth sticet nnd Jlaltlmore ave.
nu. took three shirts to the laundry of
Charlie I.ee. 4221 Market street. When
the shirts were returned to Matthews he
ald that one of them did not belong to
him and wa inferior to tho shirt he gave
the Jhlnaman. Leo said it did. Words
follows and the Chinee was arrested.
"hen the controversy was renewed to
any tWore the Muglstrate. It would have
"ne on Indefinitely had not he made a
tuggeMion. Matthews was asked to tell
now much more the shirt he once had was
woith. He put the figure at II. It was
"plained to the Chinese that It would
" many dollars to have the case go on,
'. ai the suggestion of the Muglstrate,
he gave Matthews a dollar and both men
ent away smiling.
INSPECT ASSESSORS' LISTS
Within a short time the Uoque reached
tho spot, and while close watch was kept
for the enemy's submarines. Its boats
were lowered away to save the Aboukir's
men. To this fact many of the Hoguc's
sailors owe tholr lives, for, despite the
piccautions taken, a submarine dispatch
ed a torpedo against the Hoguo's hull
and she followed the Aboukar to the
The Cressy was the third to be de
stroyed. She Is said to have been Bent
to tho bottom about S o'clock, while
her boats were engaged In rescuing the
crews of the Abouklr and Hogue.
The Abouklr was struck on Its star
board side. It was thought she had
struck a mine, but while the Hogue was
lowering four lifeboats she wos struck
on the starboard by a torpedo. It was
then understood that submarles were In
action. Tour were seen and fired at.
The Abouklr sank In ten minutes, and
the Cress-, also approaching to give aid,
was torpedoed and sank.
Two submarines are reported to havo
been hit, but this Is unconfirmed. The
third escaped. It Is supposed at least
four German submarines engaged in the
Most of tho survivors of the Cressy
state that they were three hours In the
water, swimming, before they wero pick
ed up by smnll boats. Tho survivors
wero nearly undressed In their berths
when the torpedoes Htruck. They jumped
out nnd leaped overboard. The captain
of the Tlton. which helped In the rescue
work, believes that It Is posslhlo other
survivors mny possibly have been picked
up by fishing boats.
Only one German submarine was seen
near the spot where the British cruisers
Abnnkir, Hogtio nnd Cressy wero sunk In
the North Sea yesterday by the captain
of the Dutch steamer Tlton, who picked
up a number of survivors and took them
to The Hook.
Survivors from the three British
cruisers sunk In tho North Sea were
kept under close guard today at the
Shotley Naval Hospital nnd the Great
Eastern Hotel at Harwich, to prevent
their giving out any details of the dis
aster. The only Information vouch
safed was that they reported probably
TOO had been saved.
BY "DECIDED" VIEWS
Secretary, Newly Arrived
From Tokio, Stresses Anti
American Feeling in Inter
view Obnoxious to Administration.
69 PROPERTIES TO BE
RAZED FOR PARKWAY
All Parties AgTee Not to Oppose
Names Belonging There,
Counsel representing all political par
lies Informed Judge Italston. in Com
mon PIbjs Court No. 5 today, as he
v as preparing to hear application of
I citizens to have their names placed
n the division assessors' lists, that
tney had agreed to inspect the petitions
xnemselves and where they were satls-j-d
that the applicant was entitled to
Ji7.Vt. . name put " the llst- tny
would ntcrpose no objection to his pe
"tlon being granted. Where reasons
were found for a contest, the court
would be asked next week to nx a day
or a hearng to pass upon the petition,
l.f, "ams t the petitioners had been
J.V .? X.e assessors' list by mistake
tl ",erwl. many of thorn being omit
;" because the persons had not re
ber .1 ,helr ciy homea y Septem
ber i.i.1 daV f h extra assess
i bi', ben tbes persons went to buy
pou tax receipt they round that they
were not, assessed.
BRITISH AVIATORS DROP
BOMBS ON ZEPPELIN SHED
Fleet of Aircraft Makes Sally Over
ANTWERP, Sept. 23.
nrltlsh nvlators have dropped bombs
on tho Blckensdorff aviation ground at
Cologne, setting fire to one of the sheds
used to house Zeppelins.
Tho newspaper Handelsblad Bays that
the aviators, five In number, flew In
tompnny across Belgian territory Into
Germany nnd, nfter dropping the bombs,
escaped. Near Antwerp one of the avia
tors met with an accident and wa3
foiccd to descend. A troop of German
Vhluns started to capture him, but he
was, rescued by a Ilelglan armored au
tomobile. The extent of the damage done In
Cologne Is not yet known here.
FOR RUNNING A SPEAKEASY
Jury Convicts Head and Employes of
.retty Officers' Club.
Ira Sykes, president, and the employes
of the Petty Officers' Club were found
guilty of operating a speakeasy by a
jury in Judge Carr"s court this afternoon.
Judge Carr deferred sentence pending a
motion for a new trial, and increased the
amount of ball from 30rt to 6fO for each
J. Mlra and A. Iwal, two Japanese
-vnlteia employed at the club, and James
McKenna and William McN'amara. other
emploes, were also found guilty by the
BICYCLE PROBLEM TO BOY
Policeman Found Him With Stolen
Machine He Couldn't Bide.
Inability to ride a bicycle ho Is alleged
to havo stolen near his home today re
sulted in the arrest "of Otto Tallo 12
years old, of 1503 Federal street The
boy was found by Sergeant Uubum of
the Fifteenth street and Snyder avenue
station, seated on a curb trying to figure
out how to maintain his centre of equilib
rium. The boy ivag taken to the House
of Retention and will be given a hearing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. Because of
what Is regarded by the Stato Department
ns "loose talk," Baron Wllhelm Frelherr
von sjchoen, recently secretary to the Ger
man Embassy at Toklo and freshly ar
rived to swell the staff on the German
Embassy In Washington, may be politely
requested to move on to some other cap
ital. Baron von Bchoen talked at length In a
morning newspaper. His Interview was
brought promptly to tho attention of the
"You mny safely say," the Baron Is
rjuoted as saying, "that tlio mass of tho
Japanese people believe war with the
United States Is Inevitable. Throughout
Japan there Is an Intense hatred of tho
This declaration by a diplomat Is re
garded as being especially obnoxious at
the present time, when the Administra
tion Is seeking to steer a neutral course
and avoid collision with other nations em
broiled In the European struggle. While
the White House had no statement to
make about the situation, It was evident
that the Administration was deeply In
censed. The utterances of Baron von Schoen
were regarded today as especially un
fortunate. In view of the strained rela
tions now existing between the Admin
istration and tho diplomatic representa
tives of tho Knlscr In this country.
On one or two occasions the statements
tailed from the German Embassy have
Btlrred the Administration.
'JOE' CALL QUITE RESENTFUL
OVER THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Director Cooke to Becelvc Proposals
for the Work.
Proposals for the razing of 63 brick
and frame buildings nnd smaller struc
tures on tho line of the Parkway will
bo received by Director Cooke, of the
Department of Public Works, on Oc
Twelve of the properties to bo de
molished are located between Cherry and
Appletree streots east of Seventeenth
street. The remainder of the structures
are all west of Logan Square.
Contractors may bid to pay the city
for the privilege of reducing the building
for tho materials or to receive pay from
the city for the work, with the ma
terial remaining In possession of the city.
The properties wero purchased by tho
city nt prices 10 per cent, above the as
Thev are located on Seventeenth,
Cherry, Twentieth, Vine, Pearl, 21st,
Wood and Carleton streets and West
Logan Square. A mill property on tho
smith side of Wood street west of 21st
street Is Included.
OF COTTON GROWERS
MAY HOLD UP BILLS
AUTUMN'S ADVENT HERALDED
WITH UNUSUAL WARMTH
His Language in Answering Inquir
ies Shows His Sensitiveness.
When Magistrate "Joe" Call was in
terviewed this morning regarding the
recent changes In hlB ofllco at 112fi
Glrard avenue, brought about by Dis
trict Attorney Rotan'i Investigation fol
lowing the recent Htraw ball scandal,
he seemed quite resentful that the pub
lic should be Interested In the conduct
of his official business. Ills remarks
were couched In such language that
they could not be printed, making It
quite evident that the Magistrate la
very sensitive to any Inquires as to the
personnel of his office force.
He stated that the amount of clerical
work required by his duties Is not large
and that It cannot be carried on tem
porarily without the services of a clerk.
The Magistrate gave as his opinion
that the duties of his clerk nre so In
consequential that It matters little whom
he appoints to the position, particularly
since the Incumbent receives only Jl a
Mr. Call did not vouchsafe any In
formation ns to what other means of
livelihood his clerks havo to bring their
It a week up to a living wage, nor
would he explain the large fees believed
to have been received by former em
ployes. The duties of constable In the Mag
istrate's office, since the dismissal of
"Jake" Glllman, who was Involved in
the straw ball dtftllcultes, have been dis
charged by Frederick Nlchterleln, of
985 North 10th street. Trcvlous to his
appointment by Mr. Call, Nichterleln.
although an electrician by trade, was
associated with his father, Theodore C.
Nicnieriein, In a saloon business at
Eighth street and Glrard avenue. Fred
crick Nlchterleln's many friends In the
20th Ward, where the Magistrate's court
Is located, expect that he will make a
faithful and efficient constable.
Ward politicians regard the appoint
ment of Nichterleln as a wise step on
the part of Magistrate Call to smooth
over the rather ugly situation which ha
arisen out of the alleged Irregularities
In his office. Nichterleln undoubtedly
will receive the Itpublican nomination
for constable at tho coming election.
HOUSE PASSES LAND BILL
Conservation Measure Opens Mining
and Oil Lands to Public.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.-The House
today passed an administration conser
vation bill, regulating leases of public
lands containing coal, potassium, sodium,
oil and other minerals.
Several million acres of valuable min
ing ana on lands are opened to the pub-
Temperature No Indication, But Sub
tle Change Evident.
Th summer sreen has given way to autumn's
brown ar.il gold.
The matle s.ip Is flowing, and the yenr is
WIW tr.rks futten for tho feast, the banquet
ing Is nU'll
And nil the world is rerdy for a taste of
Autumn displaced summer at t;"6 o'clock
this afternoon. This year the unusually
oppressive temperature served to con
ceal the subtle change from summer to
fall, but for those who sought there was
plenty of evidence that the new season
was at hand.
In the woods the chestnut burrs are
splitting and the walnuts are almost
ready to drop; apples n,e lusciously ripe.
The autumn .shower of leaves has srt In.
and all trees but the evergreens are con
tributing to the varl-coloied carpeting.
Flapjacks arid muple syrup nre coming
Into their own in tho lestnurants, nnd
before long turkey will be on tho regular
bill of faro, even In the smaller cafes, for
those who have the prlco. Soon the man
with the charcoal roaster will take up his
position In the city streets with his box
of chestnuts and his tiny glass.
The smoky haze that ordinarily ac
companies the advent c f autumn so far
has Ix-en ml.ssing, but tomonow or the
next day It may m.iko is appearm?:.
The local weather foro'ictf", nvirelltg
at tho present hot spell, 'xp(.ts n drop
of 15 degrees In tho temperature tonight.
The tang as of burning leaves pecuhai
to autumn will come along Inter.
Summer, however, went out In a. blare
of glory. The mercury climbed to DO
degrees this afternoon, ami tonight the
Influence of tho thunder showors p the
Ohio Valley Is expected to bring about
a drop In temperature. At 5 o'clock thfs
morning the thermometer registered 63
Yesterday was the second warmest Sep
tember 22 on record here. At 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon the mercury climbed
to 92 degrees, The highest ever recorded
on that date was In 1S95 nnd the figure
reached was 97 degrees. The dry spell
now being experienced nlso Is the second
longest in the records. In 1910, from
September 16 to October 19, only .3ii of
an Inch of rain fell This year, from
August 22 until today, the precipitation
has been .37 of an inch.
Against War Tax Measure
Unless They Are Granted
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. Southern
members of the House who have been
demanding emergency currency legisla
tion especially for the benefit of the
cotton growers today, threaten a fili
buster ngalnst tho war tux bill unless
tho Administration and Congress show
some disposition to hear their com
plaints and grant their requests.
As Representative Henry, chairman of
the Rules Committee, is one of the
chief agitators In favor of a currency
act whereby a billion dollars' worth of
emergency currency would be turned
loose In the South, to be loaned to cot
ton growers, the Southern members be
llovo they have a fair chance to club tho
House into submission.
It is understood that Chairman Henry
will do all he can to make trouble for
the Underwood gag rule which Is neces
sary to get the war tax bill passe"d un
less he finds that his cotton currency
bill will get a chance.
Tho Ways and Means Committee have
planned to get the war tux bill through
the House In a hurry tomorrow after
noon under gag rule and steam roller
If enough Southern Democrats join
with the Republicans to vote against tho
rulo and conduct a real filibuster, 'there
aro grave doubts as to the passage of the
NEW DEPARTMENT HEAD
CHOSEN FOR UNIVERSITY
Dr. Harold Pender Named for the
Dr. Harold Pender, former director of
tho research division of the Electrical
Engineering Department and Professor
of Electrical Engineering at the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology, will
become head of the Electrical Engineer
ing Department of the University of
Doctor Pender Is known throughout
the country as an engineer, scientist and
teacher. He graduated from the Johns
Hopkins University in ls95 and received
his doctor of philosophy degree from the
same Institution In 1901. Upon graduation
he taught at Johns Hopkins and later at
In 1'U3 he entered the service of the
Westinghouse Electric and Manufactur
ing Company on tho engineering staff.
He was later employed by the New York
Central Railroad to draw plans and
specifications for the various parts of
tho (ilstiibiition 8j.tem for the Now York
He was a member of the engineering
staff and secretary of the Mefnll Ferry
Power Company from 1903 to 19"3.
In 1909 he was appointed professor of
theoretical and applied electricity at
Massachusetts Tech, and In 1912 was made
director of the research division of the
electrical engineering department.
SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS
DR. WILLIAM BACON'S APPEAL
Order Acts ns Supersedeas in Election
The Supreme Court today gave an
order allowing tho appeal of Dr. William
D. Racon from the decision of Judge
Audenried continuing the report of the
special examiner In the contest brought
by Dr. Philip II. Moore. Moore contested
the election for Select Council In th
41th Ward, and the Supreme Court orrt
acts as a supersedeas on the lower court',
The offlolal returns of the election
showed Doctor Racon, the Republican
candidate, to have been elected by seven
votes over Doctor Moore, the Fusion
candidate. When the ballot boxes were
opened before the examiner a number
oi oanots were round to have been Im
properly counted for Doctor Bacon, and
others v. ere not counted for Doctor
Moore After a recount, the examiner
reported a majority of 29 votes for Doctor
Jioore. .n appeal was at once taken
when Judge Audenried confirmed the ex
aminer's report, and the effect of the
supersedeas will prevent Doctor Racon
from being ousted from Councils until
Uie appeal has been tlnall disposed of by
the Supreme Court, which probably will
not be until next January.
GERMANY LOSES 63,467
SO FAR, BERLIN ANNOUNCES
Total Casualty List Gives 10,088 as
B?R.U'V ,by way of Amsterdam). Sept
23. The total German losses In the war,
according to lists thus far made public
"Z.?i,ir" Thes "e divided as follows;
GERMANS COULD CRUSH
GIBRALTAR, BELGIAN SAYS
English Fortress Could Not With
stand Germnn Siege Guns,
NEW YORK. Sept. 2.
"Ulbrnltar Itself could not stand hetoie
the mighty slfge guns of the Germun
This statement was made by a Relglan
army officer to Dr. Frank S. Mason, of
New York, who arrived today on the
White Star liner Olympic from Liverpool.
The Olympic brought 2o5,i passengers.
Clarence Mackay was regarded as thi
hero of the voyage. While promenad
ing the empty deck on Sunday night
Mr. Mackay noticed smoke Issuing from
a ventilator. He notified an oflicer and
the ship waB found to be on lire, hut
the blaze was extinguished before It did
Doctor Mni.nn declared that he had
seen many examples of German atroci
ties, and that the Belgian Government
would shortly send tio girls as living
examples of German cruelty. Roth had
been sabred by German soldiers, ho said.
"A Belgian army officer told me that
Germans threw 3W shells a day into
Llego and Natnur," said Doctor Mason.
This oflicer said that even Glhrnttar It
self could not stand before the ponderous
"At Amiens I saw a number of Ameri
cans giving tlwlr last cent to peasants."
Courtland Field Rlshop. former presi
dent of the Aero Club of America, said
that neroplanes bad proed a disap
pointment In this war
s ana on tanas are opened to the pub- Killed. 10 OSS wounds -n tJ7 ITi.,,,';.
Uo4md.er proper esticUoni by.-the, bUL J Sa, wounded. 33.760, missing,
MYSTERY IN DEATH OF
FORMER WASHINGTON MAN
Found Dend With Friend Who Is
Seriously 111 Today.
Mjstery surrounds the death of Anton
I.agler. 453 North Fifth street. formerl
of Wushlngton. D C , and the serious
illness of Rudolph Hicks, at the same
address. A phslcian summoned today
by tho landlady said Lagler probably
died of Uphold fever, but refused to say
positively Hicks Is at the Hahnemann
Hospital, apparently suffering with the
I.aglcr and Hicks came to the Fifth
street house about three weeks ago from
ivvbiiiokiuu. i.nny mis arternoon Itgler
was found stretched on tho floor dead
with Hicks on the bed in a. semi-conscious
condition. Mrs Silverman, tho
landlady, notified the police of the Third
itreet and Falrmount avenue station
JERSEY NEEDS RAIN
Water Problem Growing Serious in
LAMBERTVILLE. Sept. 23.-The water
problem here Is growing serious, and un
less there Is a rain within the next few
days there will be actual suffering. The
three reservoirs of the Lambertvllle
Water Company are low, and wells used
oy many are practically dry At Stock
ton tho Wlckecheoke Crtek has fallen
w metet rivulet.
cheoke Creek, has fallen to
DR. HAROLD PENDER
New head of the Electrical Engi
neering Department of the University
GERMANS FOLLOW RAPIDLY
AFTER RETREATING RUSSIANS
Czar's Forces Demoralized in Poland,
BERLIN. Sept. 23
War Office statements Issued here
this morning say:
"In the e.ist the Germans are oper
Siting successfully asalnst the Russians
In Russian Poland At no point have
the Russians recovered from the de
moralization caused by tho rapid move
ment of tho Germans, who isolated and
completely defeated the army which
wus advancing against Koenlgsberg.
The Austrian forces have resumed the
'""'"'"'i "ar umce at Venn,, ..
ports, and are regaining- soma of the ter,
rltory recent! taken by the Russians."
POLICE SEEK BABY'S MOTHER
Infant Was Left in Care of Stranger
Six Weeks Ago.
Lieutenant Stringer and the other oftl
cers at the Tenth and Buttomxood streets
stition spent a busy afternoon today en
tertaining a li-weeks-old baby while nn
effort was being made to find its mothe"
The baby was taken to the police sta
tlon early this afternoon by Mrs Anna
Lam!!, uf 90s North Tenth street She
1 ."V"1 ftrluger that the baby
had be.-n left in her care two weeks ago
',. . . " hl unin ana Had never been
The woman, whom Mrs. Landls de
sciibed as about 20 years old and well
dressed, entered Into a convrrsatlon with
Mrs Landls while waiting for a car in
front of the I.andls home. She asked
Mrs Landls to take care of the baby
while she went downtown to buy t om
new clothes. Mrs. Landls says she has
not heard from her since then Efforts
to find the mother this afternoon fauJd
and Lieutenant Stringer said tho bahv
v-ould probably be placed In a hrnoe.
RUSSIA FLOATS BIG LOAN
PETROGRAD. Sept 23,-The Issue of
b"nds has been successfully placed in
This Is the cry of Philadelphia today,
when the city enters on a campaign 6t
' safety, preparatory to the Carnival and
Convention of Safety, which will open
Saturday and continue three days In Con
vention Halt, Broad street and Alleghenr
avenue. The convention will be con
ducted under auspices of the Home and
"Safety Week," ns the period will bo
known, opens today with exercises In ftU
the city schools. A corps of 200 speak
ers, delegated by tho Home and School
League, will speak on various forms of
safety. Tho children aro to be given &
lasting Impression of wha't It means to
guard the safety of their health, mlnd
The exercises In the schools will begin
with a salute to tho flag, typifying tho
secure foundation on which the nation
stands. Recitations and essays on safety
will be rend by the pupils nnd the pro
gram concluded with an address by a
representative of the Home and School
At a meeting this afternoon In Wlthrr-
spoon Hall, at 2:45 o'clock, under ausplcea
of the Safety Committee of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company, headed by Mrs.
Jessica McCall, reports will be given on
what has been accomplished In Brooklyn
to safeguard children in tho street ,
Mrs. McCall and her assistants wero
brought to Philadelphia on the initiative
and at tho expense of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company. The Rapid
Transit Company has also engaged With
erspoon Hall for a children's mass meot
Ing this afternoon at 4 o'clock, when
Mrs. McCall will give the principal talle
of the series. Mrs. McCall Is remaining1
In town as a guest of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company, and will tako
part In the safety carnival.
In the evening a symposium on Indus
trial safety and accident prevention ifl
to- be held at the Bcllevue-Stratford.
Mrs. Joseph R. Wilson, head of the com
mittee In charge of the convention; Direc
tor of Public Safety George D. Porter,
and Franklin H. Wentworth. Socialist
writer and lecturer, of Boston, are to
speak. Some of the addresses will bo
Illustrated by lantern slides.
The carnival and convention proper baa
a program wide and varied In Its pur
pose. Among the features are drills by
Boy Scouts and members of the Polfco
and Fire Bureaus on a large drill ground
arranged In the centre of Coventlon Hall.
Thi- following statement commending:
the efforts of the Home nnd School
League has been Issued by Mayor Blank-enbdrrr.
"Philadelphia Is to be congratulated
that within her limits has been found
a body of citizens sufficiently earnest
and patriotic to undertake this nmbl
tlous and helpful work, nnd I heartily
commend the work of the Home and
School League and their supporting;
friends to all people resident In the city,
asking of my fellow-cltlzens an earnest
support of the 'Safety First' movement
by word and act, that the new line of
action which promises so much to tho
community may be intelligently Inaugu
rated." F0W ASKS THE COLONEL
A PERTINENT QUESTION
Roosevelt Letter Inconsistent in His
Support of McCormlck.
An open letter to Theodore Rooseylt,
Inquiring how he can support Vance C
McCormlck ns the Washington party'
gubernatorial candidate In Pennsylvania,
has been sent bv John II. Fow, Demo
cratic candidate for Congress in the Third
District Mr Fow wants the Colonel to
reronolle statements he made In Louis
iana with his support of the Democrat In
I'ennsyUania The letter follows:
Hon. Theodore RnoAcvvlt,
Oyster Hy. Lone Iiland.
My Dear Sir I would like to aak rtnt
whether jou can now, in vlw of th actloa
of the Washington party Is Pennsylvania,
ruttently support ft eanaldat for Oov
ernor' Mr McCormlck Is a Democrat an! his
candidacy l blnir al1ct and aailatul by th
Administration at Wajhlnitton. to Mr. Wllion,
the t-erretary of Labor. aertd at Bcranton
The rrainn I aelc you the question Is that
In Louisiana, durtnc your late visit, you mad
a speech. In which you stated
"It la out of the question that the old
Democratic r"rt we,d'l to nutnorn prin
ciples of goiernmfnt and dead and burled
economic theories. .an e er do real grood.
North or South The Democratic party,
"hi, h has piloted absolute power In Wash
inston for thf last two years, has shown not
the taintest symptom f a real understanding;
of the needx of the people It has done noth
ing nhateer for labor and its action on ths
trusts and the tariff has shown that It I
n"t fit to run the Government "
Fo. therefore, how can you now consistently
come Into I'ennsjlvanla and support th
m afuinsTnn pan a canoiaate for uovemorr
.uauin your reply
FRANKFORD'S HIGH SCHOOL!
Ground Broken for Buildings at Ox
ford and Harrison Streets.
Ground was broken this afternoon for
the new Frankford High School bulldlns
at Oxford pike and Harrison street Tha
ceremonies were extremely simple.
O A Snook, principal of the school.
Introduced Franklin Smelley, a member
of the Board of Education He made
short address to the pupils regarding tho
new building. He then took a pick, tho
handle of which was decorated with tha
school colors, bluo, crimson and gold.
With this he broke the ground amid tho
cheers of the pupils
C Grant Lucas, president of tho
Fathers' Association. alBO made an ad.
drets. after which he. loo, broke ground.
Charles Stehle. former president of tho
Fathers Association, presided. The pu
pils sang school songs and cheered
throughout the exercises.
LOOKING FOR SWINDLER
Police Seek Man Who Passed Forged
Police of this city and Camden aro
searching for a man who gave the namo
of Jeremiah Conway and who has been
wishing forged checks In both places. His
latest victim was Elmer Yackel, salesman. I
at the Methodist Episcopal Book Store. ,
1018 Arch street, who cashed a check on. '
the Victor Talking Machine Company, of;
Camden, for J6.W some days ago.
The fraudulent check was slimed wltbj
the nnme of Henry II Hall, as treasurer
of the talking machine company OffU
olals of the firm today declared that thero
Is no one of that name connected -with
their organization and the First National
Bank, of Camden, refused payment on
the check. Several others have been
swindled within the last few weks and
the POllce think the umn man t.
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