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PHILADELPHIA, TIIUHSDAY, KOVEMJ3ER 19, 1914.
PHICU ONE OEWS
Cormionr, 1814, bi ins FtuMo Lisas Commmi.
SPECULATORS GET '
! LONG BEFORE SALE
Wary Scalpers Steal March
on Committee in Charge of
Game and Ask Big
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Proposed Increase in Special
School Rates by Railroads
Declared to Require City
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
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
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
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
A WELCOME HAND
200 Incoming Delegates Find
Even Waxen Figures in
Store Windows Wear
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
"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
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
"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
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
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.
AND LEFT FOR DEAD
Partner of Edward Massing
ton Sought After Leon
cavello's Proprietor Is
Found in Blood-Covered
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
"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
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'
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
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
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
ere Kraft had gene. tiM
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ON THE AISNE
Furious Attack at Tracy-Lc-
Previously Lost German
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
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
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-" "
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 '.
Firing was heard in the Baltic Sta
and it was reported the Russian fleet
had met the Germans off the coast of ;.
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,
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