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NIGHT EXTRA nigat EXTRA cunttn VOL. I-KO. 58 l PHILADELPHIA, TIIUHSDAY, KOVEMJ3ER 19, 1914. PHICU ONE OEWS Cormionr, 1814, bi ins FtuMo Lisas Commmi. ixtuntt SPECULATORS GET ' ARMY-NATTY TICKETS ! LONG BEFORE SALE Wary Scalpers Steal March on Committee in Charge of Game and Ask Big Prices. Despite the fact that Hckfeta for the tArmy unit Navy game, to be played on Franklin Field, aro not yet In the hands of University students, a plentiful sup ply' Is held by ticket speculators, who offer them at from $12 to $20 apiece. Dr. J. William White, -who was In strumental in bringing the game back to Franklin Field, snld today tho Univer sity authorities were not responsible for the tickets now on sate and would take so action. George K. Nltzsche, recorder of the Uni versity, who has the matter In charge, tinted no tickets have been sent out from the University- allotment, nor would any tlcketH be placed In the malls before No vember 23. He said greater care than ever was being taken to provont any Uni versity tickets from falling Into the hands of scnlpors, and drastic action Will bo taken In tho cases of students disposing of thulr tickets. This will bo possible, as a record Is kept f the namo of every student receiving a ticket, with tho number of tho ttckot op posite his name. Detectives will be em ployed to buy tickets offered by scalpers, and offenders will bo traced In this man ner. This year 32,500 tickets have been Issued, of which tho University's allotment Is 7C00. An announcement wan made today by the athletic management of the Univer sity that students will bo ushers at tho frame. Heretofore, students who felt they could not afford to pay the Athletic Asso ciation due, which entitled the member to admission to all events, having served ns ushers In order to see the game. .The taklrig away of this privilege aroused much feeling, which has been intensified toy the action of the4 Athletlo Association In raising the price of Athletic Associa tion dues from $ to $10. In explanation of their action, the ath letic management said the student-ushers In tho part were not entirely satisfactory nnd Boy Scouts were tried this year. MAN PERISHES, MANY FAMILIES HOMELESS IN BIG $250,000 FIRE Business Section of Girard ville, Pa., Swept by Flames Firemen Injured. Persons Declared MissirTg. BHENAtfDOAH, Pa., Nov. 19.-One man was burned to death, other persons arc declared missing, 17 families wero mado homeless, property totaling $230,000 de stroyed and several firemen badly injured In a spectacular fire that raged mora than three hours early today In Glrard Ellle. I'lre departments from Mahanoy Cty, Gllberton, Ashland, William Penn, Frackvllle and Shenandoah aided In fight ing the flames. Tho body of Stiney Pamallter, 35 years old, was found In the ruins of the Ashland Browing -Company property, and It Is stated other persons aro missing. The following buildings were destroyed: Three-story brick structure, at Main and Wlllams streets, occupied by John Kal kla'3 saloon and the grocery store of Chlcalo Brothers; grocery story or Eugene (Plcalo; frame building occupied by Victor Dorsey; two-story frame dwelling owned and occupied by Daniel Fuddu as a grocery store and steamship agency; two story frame building occupied by a paper and paint establishment and a shoe store; saloon occupied by Emanuel Pawcherl: the Gavin property occupied by Michael DJrennln and Brothers, general grocery stores; the Mutual Ileal ty Company, prop erty of the Shenandoah 'Brewing Com pany, occupied as a saloon by Plus Staconla; B. C, Malarkey property; Ash land Brewing property occupied by Joseph Tozaltls, saloon; Martin VS. Moran prop erty, saloon and restaurant; Mrs. Cath erine Gillespie property, grocery and con fectionery stores; Joseph Heckett prop erty, a bnkery; Brolinsky, two-story brick structure, occupied by himself as a. saloon and grooery. When the Are broke out, the water sup ply was turned oft and the flames had gained great headway before the water pressure was effective. Qlrardvllle Is badly handicapped by Inadequate fire ap paratus. The firemen were compelled to dynamite the Ashland Brewing Company and the Shenandoah Mutual Realty Company properties in an attempt to prevent spread of the flames. At least 20 business and private houses re badly blistered. President Will Visit the Bayres WASHINGTON. Nov. 1.-Jresldent Wilson will spend Thanksgiving Day with Sils daughter, Mrs, Francis Bowes Sayre, at Wllltamstown, Mass. He will leave Washington next Wednesday and may stay at Wllllamatown forsereral days. 5 FL A I N ' THE WEATHER For Philadelphia and vieinitif I ntnttltd, with probably tain lata this afUrnoon, tonight and Friday; catdtr Friday; fruh wt&wj; winds tn.ommg hjah, Fr dutm Mf Uui yogs, SNOW AND COLD WAVE First Makes Limited Appearance nnd Drop in Temperature Is Scheduled. A snow cloud pasted over Philadelphia today, it nan the forerunner of a cold wave nnd a gale which are approaching from opposite directions. At 9 o'clock this morning snow fell at B3d street nnd airard-avepuc. For three minutes the flake fell, melting an soon as they touched the pavements. Fifteen minutes later the fclqurt had moved on, nnd snow fell at 55th and Fine streets. Other parts or tho city escaped the snow and received rain instead. A cold nave I coming from the north west lt appearance it scheduled for tomorrow bv the Weather Dureau. The gale which is blowing off Italteras will probabh bo felt In Philadelphia this even ing. Tho wind will reach the velocity of about miles an hour. Storm signal warning shippers have been hol9tcd along the entire Atlantic seaboard. MAYOR IS INVITED BY COMMUTERS TO PROTEST MEETING Proposed Increase in Special School Rates by Railroads Declared to Require City Officials Intervention. Mayor Blankenburg, Director Porter, and Acting Superintendent of Schools Dr. William C. Jacobs were Invited today to attend the citizens' mass meeting at Oak Lano tomorrow night, when representa tives from nil the suburban towns along the main line of the Reading Railway will organize to protest against the proposed Increase in passenger rates by the Penn sylvania, the Reading and tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroads. Edwin M. Abbott, president of tho Oak liane Improvement Association, who Is arranging the mass meeting, proposed to day that one central' body representing every civic, Improvement or business or ganization within commuting distance of Philadelphia, be formed Immediately to assume direction of the fight against tho rate Increase. Such an organization, Mr. Abbott doclarcs, would be far more ef fective than all the unaffiliated organiza tions working Independently, as they now are doing. In Inviting Mayor Blankenburg and tho other city ofllclals, It was stated that their co-operation was particularly de sired on account of the proposal of the railroads to Increase the rate foe tbe spe cial school tickets which are used in large numbers In the suburbs by fami lies who send their ohlldren to both pub lic and private schools in the city. SECOND LETTER TO VOORHEES. Mr. Abbott said that Mr. Voorhees, president of the Reading, and the other ofllclals had not replied as yet to the Invitation to attend the Oak Lane mass meeting. On aocount of their delay an other letter was sent to Mr. Voorhees, urging again that some one represent ing the railroad bo present at the meet ing, The letter made protest against tho proposed withdrawal of the EO and 100-trlp tickets and the Increase in the CO-trIp and school tickeiB. While waiting for some action upon his suggestion that one central body repre senting all commuters be formed, Mr. Abbott will endeavor to have all associa tions along the Reading unite In one organization to press their protest before the Fubllc Service Commission, and. If necessary, take tho case Into the courts to have an Injunction Issued restraining the railroad from raising the fare on the ground of the Implied contract between the railroads and the citizens who have purchased properties and settled along their lines. The basis for resisting the Increase in fare, Mr. Abbott pointed out. la to rest upon laok of nsee?stty for the increase. The burden will be shifted to the rail roads to show that the passenger service will not give sufficient returns for the ex pense. Any deficit arising from the freight department or other departments of service, it will be oontended, cannot be' shifted to the passenger service. FRANKFORD BOARD'S PROTEST. Tho Transportation Committee of the Frankford Board of Trade today com pleted its resolution of protest against tho increase. Perclval S. Woodln, chair man of the committee, will file the reso lution with the Public Service Commis sion at Harrlsburg this afternoon. Tne resolution follows; Whereas, By the public announcement the Philadelphia and Reading Rail way and the Pennsylvania Railroad, the only steam roads between Frank ford and the City of Philadelphia in tend to raise their fares for passengers December 15, 1914, and Whereas, The citizens, of this community regard such a raise as unwarranted, unjust, and an arbitrary exercise of power; and Whereas, This community Is obliged at the present time to pay a rate of fare Increased 1J0 per cent, within the last 10 years' time and tne proposed increase will make the total Increase over 200 per cent; Whereas this condition has besn made possible because of the circuit leus route taken by the said steam railroads, whereby the distance by miles between stations Is more than twice a reasonable direct rtfute. and Whereas the additional distance is a disadvantage by the reason of be ing longer and slower; and Whereas the .citizens of the com munity have. In many cases, being in duced to reside here be the reason of the carfare established. Now, therefore, we, the Frankford Board of Trade, do hereby register pur earnest protest against the pro posed Increased passenger rates of the aforesaid, and we respectfully peti tion your honorable body to take un der consideration tbe faota stated In this communication, with the view of your withholding your approval of tbe proposed Increase In rate so far as It should apply to the station of Frank ford. We further respectfully represent that tbe withholding of such approval sot only be by way of Just and fair treatment to the citizens of this com munity, but will conclusively be shown to be to tbe financial Interest of the ratfvutf eooeemed. and we request tbe privilege 9, Mart heore yew SCRANTON GIVES FIRST SUFFRAGISTS A WELCOME HAND 200 Incoming Delegates Find Even Waxen Figures in Store Windows Wear Their Colors. rnou A STArr coxREiroNsiNf SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 1.Wlth sev eral hundred suffragists already In this city and many more expected today and tomorrow, the !th annual convention of the Pennsjlvanta Woman Suffrage Asso ciation, which opens here Informally to night, promises to be the most successful ever held In this State. Although tho hotel resistors show that only about 200 suffragists have arrived, yet the casual observer might be tempted to believe a national instead of a Stnte convention was under way. Everywhere tho suffragist Is In evi dence. You may see her on Iackawanna avenue, her little yellow Votes for Wom an budge flapping triumphantly In the bieorc. Toil may see suffragists by tho scores in tho lobby of the Hotel Casey, tho convention headquarters, and around on Spruce street at the local suffrage of fice .where tho little eating house, main tained by the association, Is located. In all p-irts of the city thero is evidence that the suffragist Is a wolco'me visitor. Many of the shopa Jiavo their windows fairly blanketed with yellow-and-wltlte bunting, tho colors of tho "cause," and the waxen models displaying the latest winter creations In clothing wear Votes for Women badges nnd carry Votes for Womon ..banners In their hands. Other things of Importance may hnppen here in the course of the next week, but whatever they may be It la certain they will be subservient to the Woman Suffrage Con vention. HOTEL CASEY A BUST PLACE. The entire mezzanine floor of the Hotel Casey has been given over for the busi ness sessions of the convention. The Crjstal Room has been concerted Into an auditorium, with a. speakers' platform, which will seat 600? A postofllco has been installed, to cay nothing of an Informa tion Dootn and a registration t.ihi. Miss Louise Hnll, one of the first of the State organizers to arrive, was en gaged yesterday preparing the educa tional exhibit. This will be an Important feature of the convention nnd no man, woman or child Is supposed to bo ablo to look upon it without becoming an Instant convert to the "cause." Exhibit No. 1 "points a moral and ndoms a tale" without so much as a word of explanation bolng necessary. It Is a crusade against quack medicines. Bottle upon bottle of well-known patent cure alls, baby soothing- syrups nnd varldus hair dyes nnd Cosmetics, the labels of which do not state the dangerous In gredients contained in them, are held up to scorn. The nmounts of opium, mor phine, cocaine and other deadly nostrums of which they are composed aro put down In uncompromising black nnd white. Over this exhibit a large sign states: "pr. Harvey Wiley says the votes of women will help In the passage and en forcement of pure food laws." "The women of Pennsylvania tried to get a'pure food bill through In 1913." sa"ys Miss Hall grimly ns riie puts a bottle of Infant's teething medicine In Its place, "but the Legislature turned It down. Walt until we get the vote!" ANTIS' ARGUMENTS REFUTED. The other exhibits are designed to re fute all of the arguments which tho wisest "antl" might formulate. One en titled "Women Have Not the Time to Vote" Is In four scenes. The first shows a woman reading a novel; the second, two women gossiping over the back fence; the third, four women spending hours at a card party, and the fourth, a group of women and children at a moving picture show. "If a. woman can find time for ar of Concluded on Faie Two THREE GERMAN WARCRAFT REPORTED SUNK IN BALTIC Russian Fleet Deals Blow In Battle Off Llbau. ROME, Nov. IS. A news agency dispatch from Petro grad sayB that the German squadron which bombarded Libau was later at tacked by the Russian fleet. In the flght which followed a German cruiser and two torpedo destroyers were sunk, according to the report. FRENCH ATTACK IN ARG0NNE BEATEN OFF, BERLIN REPORTS Allies' Aviators Defeated in Battle With German Squadron. BERLIN, Nov, 13. Defeat pf a French attack on the west ern slope of the Argonne forest is an nounced in an official report from the German General Staff received here to day, It also tells briefly of a battle Jn the air between aviators of the two armies. One German aerial scout Is missing as a result. The announcement follows; "The situation in western Flanders and northern France is unchanged. "German aviation squadrons escoun- tered the enemy's aviators while recon noltering and caused them to descend, one falling, One of our machines is missing. "A fierce French attack in the region of fiervon, on the western slope of the Argonne, was repulsed with heavy losses to the French. Our losses were small "The newly commenced battle In the eastern theatsjof war are proceeding." pf mw mi . -i . JOHN G. WENDELL STRICKEN I, i little Hope for Becovery of Hew York Ind Owner. NEW TORK, Nov. i-Jobn q Wen dell, one of New York's real estate multi millionaires, aged 75. Is lying at death's door at his winter home In Santa. Mon ies, Cal. He Is suffering from a stroke of paralysis. Today he was reported to pe resting comfortably, but little hope Is enterUlud for his reory John O. Wendell own huh property along Broadway thaa any 'other single IttdlYWiwO. and U eed oly to the .-star jM a a, kuwt oner l tfrjrt m i PPM" MHyn WEALTHY TEXAN MURDERED Bound Hand nnd Fbot nnd Thrown Into lUver. SAN ANGELO, Tex., Nov. 19.-The body of W. 'A. Guthrie, a wealthy San Anselo citizen, president of the local water works and Interested In many power and oil con cerns, was found In the South Concho River this morning. He had undoubtedly been murdered. His hands and feet were tied with ropes and there were several wounds on his head, Train Hits Auto, Killing Four FORT WATNE, Ind., Nov. U.-Mayor Durbln Leslie, of Convoy, O., his wife nnd her parents, Dr. and Mrs, 8. E. De Hayes, also of Convoy, wero killed early today when the westbound Pennsylvania Limited trsln struck the automobtlo they occupied. The accident occured SO miles east of here. RESTAURANT MAN BRUTALLY STABBED AND LEFT FOR DEAD Partner of Edward Massing ton Sought After Leon cavello's Proprietor Is Found in Blood-Covered Bed. Edward Masslngton, II e.irs old, on of the proprietors of the Leoncavallo restaurant, COG South 10th street, was found In the bedroom of his business partner, Joseph Splnelll, today, with hli head badlv bnttercd and deep stab wounds In his chest. He Is In the Pennsylvania Hospital. Physicians say he will die. (Police, of the 2d and Christian streets station arc searching for Splnelll. Two men and two women, one of whom found the unconscious man, were arrested ns material wltnesscn. Tho women are Blanche Cole, a Negress, of 622 South lit Ii street, nnd Lena Coleman, a Negress, CM 6ou'h Clifton street. The men are Helios Andolorosa, 606 South Tenth street, and Antonio Maicko, 1233 Kimball street, waiters at tho restau rant. They were taken to City Hall and questioned. Masslngton's body was found by the woman who Is at the restaurant. She went to call the proprietor for breakfast, ns has been her custom, and not finding him In his own room, went to the apart ments of Splnelll. Masslngton lay unconscious on a blood bespattered bed. Close by were a heavy curtain pole and a deer-foot handled dag ger. Both were covered with blood, and the curtain pole had bloody patches of hair on it. The maid ran shrieking out Into the street. She notified Lieutenant William Bono hue, of Fire Engine House No, 11, South and Alder streets, who, with several firemen, rushed, into the building. The police were notified. Lieutenant Moon, of tho 2d and Chris tian streets station, went In the patrol wagon to the restaurant. Masslngton was taken to the hospital. Magistrate Coward went to the Institu tion to take a statement from the dying man, but the restaurant proprietor was unconscious. Tho police, after'an investigation, found all telephone wires leading to the Ledn cavello restaurant out. Several letters, written in Italian, were found. In addition to the bloodstained knife, which may throw some light on the motive of the assault. Persons In the neighborhood say that Splnelll had loaned Masslngton 1(00 some time ago, when the former came from West Vir ginia to entsr business here. The polios believe Masslngton and Spl nelll quarreled last night over the man agement of the restaurant, and renewed their argument this morning. Neigh bors say they heard the two men In a heated argument, during whloh their voloes rose almost to a shriek. Special Policemen Fields, Kleins and Wurtshafter, of the 2d and Christian streets station, are searching for Splnelll and believe from a clue furnished late In the morning they will be able to locate him before night. The restaurant where the assault took place Is one of the best-known eating houses downtown. Thousands of persons who delight In Italian cooking, and par ticularly the manner In which spagettl Is prepared there, Journeyed to the Leon- cavallo for supper Many after-theatre suppers were held there, and not Infrequently were such men as Caruso and other famous Italian opera stars to be seen at tables In the place. Frequently they lifted their voices In song, to the great delight of other patrons. CONTRACTOR ATTEMPTS SUICIDE WITH GUN William P. Huster, Despondent, Shoots Himself in Mouth. Wllilam P. Huster, 1309 West Russell street. Is in a serious condition In the Samaritan Hospital as a result of a gunshot wound in the mouth. Th.e police say Huster attempted suicide. He has been despondent for some time. Huster is a, contractor, whose place of business s at Oermantown and Hunting' Park avenues. ' BLACKJACK BLOW FATAL ! Youth, Accused of 50 Bobberies, Dying From BJuecoat's Stroke. "BuUsy" Stuskt, years old, of Beck court, (for whom the police have bn searehlng the past month. Is dying in lit. inal Hospital from a fractured skull. He attempted to resist arrest by Policeman Carney. tof the 4th street ad Snyder ave nue station, ad was struck down by the blueeoat's blackjaek The peUee held Stukl reeMoslWe for , aeclee at m WhWrtes Um Ut mMfe m Sif&v atMtwe and rti Mori i eating D. S. WAR ON TURKS IMPOSSIBLE, STAND TAKEN BY WILSON President Awaits Explana tion of Shots at Tennessee's Marines, But Is? Firm Against Hostile Retaliation WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The Presi dent Is determined that the United States shall not be Involved In war with Turkey. If the Turkish omccrs acted without the authority of the Ottoman Government In firing on the launch of the Tennessee, or If the act were Justi fied bv naval procedure in a closed pbrt. It Is conlldentlv believed here that the Ottoman Government will render an apology for the Smyrna affair. Tho Administration, It was declared today nt tho State Department, will deal with Turkcy'as It did with Mexico, that Is, pursue n "wntchful wnltlng" policy. The President expected leports from Ambassndor Morgcnthau nt Constantino ple, supplementing tho meagre advices which thus far have come from the Medi terranean concerning tho Smyrna Inci dent. But, meanwhile. Captain Denton C. Decker, commanding the Tennessee, has been Instructed not to repeat the action of Hear Admiral Mayo at Tam plco, who brought matters to a climax In Mexican wntera by assuming the ag gressive. '"Take no action which might embarrass or Ituolvc the United States," Is the substance of mcixages sent to tho commanders of both the Tennessee and tho North Carolina. The theory that tho shots from the Turkish guns which dropped around the Tennessee's launch were discharged as mo3sagcs of friendliness and good will, still Is uppermost In the minds of Ad ministration officials, and so far the In terpretation placed on the Incident by London that Germany Incited Turkey to fire a. shot In reprisal of the Manila Bay incident of Spanish-American war days Is not accented. But no aenuc through which authentic ndvlce may speed to Washington has been untravcrsed. Cable communication with the near Bast is slow, but until more definite news arrives, watchful watting will prevail. One strong ray of hope was lodged In the minds of State Department today that the regular and constituted Turkish officials have left Smyrna and that tho shots fired at the Tennessee were the work of an irresponsible fanatic. Strong Indications that this Is the case have reached the United States Government from various foreign sources Germany, in particular. Is" anxious to put the best possible fnce upon the act of Its ally In the war and, It Is understood, is laying every scrap of Information It receives from Constantinople before the State De partment, with the Idea of allaying all possible apprehension thnt the United States will be compelled to tako measuros of reprisal. SICK MAN OF EUROPE NOW "IMBECILE" TURK London. Sees Trouble for Germany in Shot at V. S. Flag. LONDON, Nov. 19. The Dally News, commenting on the Tennessee Incident, eajs: "The proceedings of the Turkish au thorities appear to be Inexpllcaby lm beclllc. Only one thing Is clear, and that is that Germany's new ally is already beginning to cost it a great deal more than It Is worth. Presumably, German Influence will be brought promptly to bear to compel Turkey to apologize for Its outrageous behavior. "Even so, the Incident Is certain to at tract a great deal more attention In a country extraordinarily Jealous of Its citizens' rights, like the United States, than all the cajoleries of any number of German diplomatists put together." Diplomats here comment on the news as a German effort to Impress the Turks and at the same time get even for the Admiral Dewey Incident in Manila Bay. Benor Don Augustln Edwards. Chilian Minister here, with the sympathetic help of the British Government, has just suo eeeded In straightening what the British Foreign Office terms "a most unfortunate Incident," caused by an uncensored, Ir responsible report concerning Chilian neu trality, which appeared In newspaper re ports from special correspondents near the scene of the naval battle off the Chilian coast. These purported to give to the public highly Important informa tion about Chill's violation of neutrality in favor of the Germans. The British Government has issued an apology to Chill and an unqualified de nunciation of false Insinuations. It Is remarked with a touch of humor that if this Is a sample of the war correspond ents' reports for which leniency by the censor Is urged it Is high time to make the censorship more severe. C.APTAIN DECKER PRUDENT IN MOVE FROAl SMYRNA Tennessee Captain Followed Advice of Ambassador, ATHENB. Nov. 1?. Despite the affront tu the American flag given by the Turkish garrison at Smyrna, Captain Decker, of the United States crui ser Tennessee, won new renown for the American navy by the manner In which he met the crisis. Where some naval officers might have given shot for shot under the circumstances. Captain Decker abandoned his attempt to enter Smyrna and communicated with Ambassador Mor gcnthau. It was on the advice of the Ambassador that Captain Decker then proceeded to Chios with his vessel. Reports that he threatened to enter Smyrna harbor by force if the Turks refused permission are unfounded. It was stated here today Announcement was made here that American Consuls In Syria had been In atruated to undertake tbe proteetlon of Greek subjects there hitherto protected 'by the French and British Consuls The general opinion here u that Turkey will .apologize for the Smyrna- Jneldent. and that the matter will not be permitted p result n a severance orrelstlons be, tween the Ottoman Government and the' United States. ; James V. Bullitt Improved The condition of James F Bullitt, an attorney, who recently was sttfekea with pAeusaottla. wss reported today to be InMoved. A teitgrasa, was xecatved by Jam HuoUwMaa. of b Bv(tt Butta- Dig, A1"- "(, sjtww nr u- THREAT FOR COAL DEALERS Refusals to Permit Weighing: of Wagons to Be Punished. Coal deaters attempting to prevent the weighing of the wagons by inspectors of the Department of Weights and Measures will be prosecuted In the fu ture, according to Chief Virdln. In spectors so far hae found SO per cent, of coal scales defective, most of them to the disadvantage of the purchaser, according to Mr. Virdln. In many cases coal supposed to weigh a ton was found to weigh only from 1809 to 1900 pounds. Philip Carson, proprietor of the Crescent Ice and Coal Company, Bid street and Woodland avenue, was held In 1500 ball for court after a hear ing before Magistrate Mecleary, charged with refusing to permit Inspectors to weigh a load of coal leaving his yard. BOY GIVES POLICE A CLUE IN SEARCH FOR CHILD SLAYER Detectives Say They Will Arrest the Strangler of Eight - year - old Albert Kraft Before Nightfall. The arrest of a man auipected of being the slnyer of S-year-oId Albert Kraft, of H37 South Fallon street, whose body was found beneath a Bcwer nrch early this morning at 66th street and Gibson avenue, will be made lato today. Announcement 'to this effect was made at the Kth street and Woodland ave nue station by detectives after they had questioned a young companion of the aeaa ooy. Tho lad who furnished the informa tion that directed the suspicions of de tectives to the man now being hunted Is 9-year-old Frederick Sykes, of H43 South Fallon street. Sykes told the detectives that ho had frequently visited the homo of an old man near 5Sth street and Grays avenue and made other dis closures that resulted In the decision to arrest the man. SUSPECT LOITERED IN NEIGHOR HOOD. So far the detectlvos at work on the case have not been able to learn the name of the man under suspcllon. Sev eral stories have been picked up in the search for clues since the body of the boy was found, they say, and all point in the same direction. The old man was seen loitering about the neighborhood of the spot where the boy's body was found several times In the last two weeks. Tho police say ho has frequently attempted to lure boys Into the woods. Dotecttvo Emanuel, with special police men of the district, left the 65th street nnd Woodland avenue station shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon with young Dynes, wno volunteered to lead the party to mo nomo or me suspected man. They found that the mnn was not at home nnd the house Is being watched in the expectation that ho .will return. In the meantime other policemen of the district were sent out to scour the neigh borhood for him. Examination of the body and of th mni In which It was found indicate that the- crua managed to crawl out of the sewer after his assailant fled He then died from the effects of his Injuries and ex posure. Andrew Groome, a Pennsylvania Rail, road brakeman, of 5711 Regent street, found the body at 7.30 o'clock this" morn ing. Groome notified the police. Thoy were able to Identify the body from a de scription furnished by the parents of the child, who reported his disappearance when he failed to return home last night. HID FROM SCHOOLMATES. The boy left his home yesterday after returning from the Woodland Public School. 4th street and Woodland avenue, with Frederick and William Sykes, of Douui canon street. They went along a branch of the Reading Railway run ning to Eddlngtan to pick coal. At 5 o'clock the Sykes boys returned to their home. They told Mrs. Norwood Kraft that her eon had hidden himself some where and they could not find him. The body was taken home this morning after It had been Identified by the par ents. The point at which it was found Is some blocks away from any dwellings, nnd is hidden from the view of pedes trians on Gibson avenue and other streets nearby. The Reading Railway, from Bh tn KSth street, runs along a high embankment and the archway runs under this, It was built originally for a mill race. The stream lias been turned Into a sewer, - DIED OF EXPOSURE. Beneath the wide flagstones forming the bottom of the archway, however, there Is about three feet of stagnant water. Evidently the murderer carried the boy under the arch, strangled him to unconsciousness and then pulled up one of the flag stones and thrust the body down Into the hole, Groome found the body at the edge of the aperture, The boy had climbed out unor iu assailant, nea. out was unable to go further and died probably of ex posure. When the body was found the trousers and coat were gone. The trousers were found a short distance away from the arch, but the coat has not yet been dis covered. Detective Belshaw. of the murder squad, was hurried, to the scene as soon as a report of the murder rsached. City Hall. By Inquiry among friends of the dead boy he learned that an old man had been seen loitering about the neigh borhoow. trying to lure boys Into the isolated country In that neighborhood. Efforts are being made to find this raaq and question him. News of the murder snread mi,ii about West Philadelphia this morning and crowds of ourleus persons went to "the epof where the body was found, Dr. Locla Dettalr, of 69th and Vine streets, was called In by the pollee when the body was taken to the station. He made an examination and declared that the boy had been strangled, but would not say that was the sole cause of death. So far the pollee have psen unaMa lt And any one who saw the boy after he left tbe Sykes boys. They were closely questioned by the pollee and deteoUvki whs jmorBuu-, tmt were unable xo toll sttftri thing ere Kraft had gene. tiM said heBjJjJy disappeared, and tay S&fiue4 to h&wo bg frees a Heved he was hWX tnwu (stew be vv After ceareftwg, fee him tot setae tkm va K Wf ad wt ek to TURCOSRODT KAISER'S MEN ON THE AISNE Furious Attack at Tracy-Lc- Val Regains Trenches-; Previously Lost German Losses Heavy. British Capture Town of Schoor In Surprlso Attack Cannon- ado Along Ysor River Crows Florcor. ' '1 As the fury of the battle in west .. Flanders lessens, at least temporarily, '' fighting; at other points on the Ions line is growing fiercer. The French War Office reports an important gain on the Aisne, where the Turcos are engaged. A charge delivered by the H Algerian troops at Tracy-Ie-Val . drove back the Germans, who on'"' Tuesday had succeeded in taking thaO Allies trenches. The French declare that the Kaiser's troops were routed ' at this point and that their losses vrere severe. ' In the Argonne region inactivity'iY $ again reported, indicating that the French drive developing in that see- a tion has been stopped. , . Infantry attacks arc becoming les - frequent m west Flanders,, but Lon-" "i don reports the capture of the town of Schoore, three miles southeast of'r Nieuport, by a surprise attack, iii which British soldiers were reinforced' a by French marines. Berlin dispatches say that the Ger-' man engineers are busily engaged in repairing the dykes and building pon-;n toon bridges, and that the Kaiser's attack upon that front is awaiting the completion of this work. In the' meantime, the artillery cannonading'" continues, and is even growings is heavier, according to the French statement. The German drive into Poland, b'y which the recent retreat has been... turned into an advance, has caused -i concern in Petrograd, where 'the Kaiser's marked advances are ad- -mitted. A new dash on Warsaw is ' feared. The Germans are in strength between the Warthe and Vistula -: Rivers, and fierce battle is going orr' along a 70-mile front. The Kaiser has congratulated General von Hin-'"''' denburg for the successes of the las't, ," week, which, Berlin believes, have blocked effectually the Czar's cam--paign against Posen and Silesia. In East Prussia the Petrograd War Office reports successes. Furious, x fighting continues at Soldau. The ad ' vance to the Masurian Lakes has not'" been checked, and Allenstein is now" the Russian objective. The movement t toward Cracow is vigorously main-" " tained. Turkish troops captured Kalatul- r nthl, 75 miles across the Egyptian frontier. Large forces are moving on :t Datum, the strong Russian port on' the Black Sea. x Russian warships bombarded Tre- bizond, a Turkish port on the Black '. Sea. Firing was heard in the Baltic Sta and it was reported the Russian fleet had met the Germans off the coast of ;. Sweden. President Wilson today awaited re- ply to the United States' demand for an explanation from Turkey -of the shots fired at marines of the r cruiser Tennessee attempting to land at Smyrna. The President's attitude, however, is given as decided against any possible hostile act of retaliation. It is said the United States will not 4 be drawn into a conflict with Turkey under any circumstances. TRIES SUICIDE IN CELL , Man Accused of Bobbery Makes Sire Attempts to Die. William Lltte, U years old, failed In two attempts to end his life (n a cell lrt the 2d and Dickinson streets station this aft; ernoon and Is now under the guard ef two policemen. Me and Walter Sell-, 11th and Mt. Vernon streets, bad been arrested a half hour before by Sergeant Frits aad Pelloemen Graver and Webster oa & charge of robbery- Before being placed In hi cell TJHe threatened to end his life. He knotted his underelothes Into a rope and tried to hang himself but failed. Me then tried to dash his brains out against the sides of his eeU. It required two policemen to restrsja. ilw, '" IIH.I..I. iwmmm -i iu i ,,. , FIRINQ HEARD IN BALTIG Believed Hessian and Cr&maajaflMt Xta,Y Met. LONDON, Her. M. The Copenhagen eorrspeeeet ? k(f Central News fererts Mat hevj- JV tt Fflre was hew! Utfottcbjptt tmgk n rnoea Off utuoiiea scum, n M( F rv Wt f leadlrt f treA .i: i , "4fi ii "fe3 - a ' '?! - SicSrlB A I mm H mim mam - fejgjf?fe 3v&eF- p:ra- - i I. --Hi"