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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1914.
PltlCE ONE 03SNT
ConnranT, 1014, BziitBrcattoLzDaia CoMMsr.
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LAID WASTE BY
Furious Cannonade at Three
Points Yprcs in Flames
and Soissons and Rheims
fresh Gorman Artillory Massed
at Belgium Front and Heavy
' Cannon Thundor Along Sea
' Coast London Alarmed.
Along ttic Franco-Belgian front the
battle continues to be carried on
mainly by the artillery, and, according
to the official statement issued this
afternoon by the French War Office,
the Germans are directing their at
tacks chiefly upon Ypres, Soissons
and Rheims. At Soissons and all
along the "bloody angle" at the Junc
tion "of the Oise and Aisnc Rivers,
the Allies biggest guns arc replying
with vigor, and unofficial reports Indi
cate a probable advance by the Allies
at this point.
Yprcs has been badly damaged by
the German shells and the famous
cathedral and other buildings haVc
been set on fire. N.
The French .report that three,
sharp attacks by the iiivaftcrs in the
Argonne region have been repulsed,
From Dutch sources come reports
that the Kaiser is again shifting his
forces, withdrawing cavalry from Bel
gium, where there is little opportunity
at present to use mobile forces, and
sending these troops to Poland. At
the same time the German artillery in
the west is being strongly rein
forced. Heavy firing along the coast is be
lieved to mark the beginning of a new
battle between the allied fleets and
the German artillery on shore. The
Germans have transported some of
their heaviest guns to that point, with
the evident purpose of keeping the
British and French warships well off
shore. The- renewal of German ac
tivity along the coast, coupled with
reports that the Kaiser's fleet is pre
paring for action, has caused alarm
in England, where rumors are cir
culated that the Germans are making
ready for a dash upon London.
The German army in its new in
vasion in Poland has advanced two
thirds of the way back to Warsaw. By
a sharp attack the important railway
centre of Lowicz was captured, and
the Kaiser's forces were enabled to
cross the Bsura River in force. The
vanguard is now within 30 miles of
the Polish capital and controls one of
the lines of communication to. it.
Petrogralf admits that German
patrols arc within 30 miles of War
Saw and that fighting is heavy along
the Lowicz-Skierniewice line. De
struction of a cavalry patrol 10 miles
in advance of the main line is re
ported. The Russian army contesting the
German advance on Warsaw has ad
ministered a severe defeat to the ene
my in thexregion between the Warthe
and Vistula Rivers, according to the
latest- Petrocrad advices. The for
ward movement has been definitely I
checked. At Xutno, west ot Lowicz,
12,000 prisoners were captured in a
In Galjcia, the Austrians have evac
uated Novy-Sandez, formerly head
quarters of the General Staff, and
situated about 30 miles east of Cra
cow. An important battle is under
way west of the Donajec River and
fighting continues in the Carpathians.
The Military Governor of Cracow lias
ordered the civil population ' out pf
the city, under penalty of summary
Berlin states. that activity in East
Frtissia lias subsided for the time be
ing. Petrograd, however, claims vig
orous operations and reports the cap
ture of Gumbinnen.
British officials regard as "German
fabrications' the reports of Turkish
successes against Russian and British
forces in Asiatic Turkey near the
Persian Gulf and on the Egyptian
frontier. Constantinople reports
Turkish troops having reached El
Kantara on- the Suez Canal, and
forces being engaged in battle 18
miles from that post. Rout of British
outposts is reported.
Heavy fighting on the Shat-el-Arab
River in Asia was reported as ending
in defeat of the British and Russians.
A Turkish cruiser, it was announced,
iConcluded an face four
FA I B.
1 ' THE WEATHER
Far PhiUuielpkia, ami vuiuUy
In tvwght nnd 7'msdny; stiglitfy
TURKS SLAY CHRISTIANS
1 IN RAIDS AT TREBIZOND
Three Killed nnd Shops Sacked in
Blnck Sea City.
ATHENS, Nov. .Shops owned by
Christians were sacked and three
Christians killed by n large force of
Turks at Treblzond, a message received
here today from Constantinople states.
Trealbond Is a seaport of Asiatic Tur
key on the Black Sea, 120 miles north"
west of Erzcrum. The Christian In
habitants arc chiefly Greeks and Ar
menians. The Christian quarters are
outside the walls.
CZAR'S FORCES CUT
GERMANS TO PIECES
ON ROAD TO WARSAW
Kaiser's Advance Met With
Vigorous Assault, Which
Checked Sweep on Polish
PETHOQRAD, Nov. 23.
Reports ot successes today against the
Germans moving on Warsaw say tho ad
vance has been checked nnd that tho In
vaders have' lost more than 12,000 In
It Is now only a question of how many
Germans succeeded In escaping. It Is do
flarcd In a Pctrograd report ot fresh and
Important successes ftilncd by the Rus
sians between the Vistula nnd Warthe
Tho battle, which has been raging In
contesting the German ndvnnco upon
Warsaw, has resulted In tho forward
movement being checked. It Is asserted.
The German losses nre said to bo enor
mous. At Kutno, 23 miles west of Lowicz,
12,000 prisoners were taken.
Another tcrrlflc battle Is raging between
Czcnstochowo and Cracow. ,
KAISER TAKES THREE TOWNS
IN ADVANCE ON WARSAW
Column Crosses Bsura Eiver and
Seizes Line of Communication.
BERLIN, Nov. 23.
Steadily pressing forward south ot the
Welchsel (Vistula) river, the German
forces in Russian Poland have captured
tho three towns of Lowicz, Pebesko and
Rozlazlow, according to a eeml-ofllclnl
dispatch received here from the front
These three towns are on the Bsura
river. Rozlazlow Is only 31 miles west
News of the capture of Lowicz, which
Is on tho south bank of tho Daura. Indi
cates that tho Germans have crossed that
stream In force.
Lowicz Is an tmportnnt lallroad point,
two lines from there running to Warsaw,
one through Sklernlewlce. tho" other
through Socharzew, Just across tho Bsura
Debesko and Rozlazlow are on the sec
ond lino mentioned, and are located on
the north bank of the Bsura. Their cap
ture gives the Germans control of the
railroad up to the bridge between Rozlaz
!W nnd SochareszwH. ThH Is reported
to have been destrryed nnd the only way
In which the Germans catv cioss In this
region Is by means of pontoon bridges.
Tho German column between the
Wartlia and tho Vistula Rivers, accord
ing to today's reports, comprises six army
corps and presents a front 5." miles In
extent. Tho two rivers prevent Hanking
by either side, hence the fighting consists
of straight frontal attacks, In which the
losses 'of both armies are heavy, but
neither side so far has been able to gain
a marked advantage.
General von Hlnkenburg's army thus
has advanced beyond Lowlcz-8klernlewice
line, which means that the Germans have
covered two-thirds of the ground to the
Polish capital, from which they are now
onlv 40 miles distant.
Further south In Poland, however, tho
Teuton allies are said to have been re
pulsed between Radom nnd Klelce.
STEEL MILL REOPENED
Illinois Company Gives Employment
to 2000 Additional Men.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. The South Chicago
converting works of the Illinois Steel
Company reopened this morning, giving
employment to 2000 men who"wcre laid off
With these 2000 the working force was
increased to 6500. Thj normal force is
Birmingham Bail Mill Itesumes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 23. After a
shutdown for lack of orders, the Ensley
rail mill, controlled by the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Itallioad Company; open
ed today on a double shift. While orders
are ror resumption for only a week, the
management Indicates it may be pos
sible, under Blgns of reviving, prosperity,
to prolong this operation.
Gains in Citizen Army
Fighting for Rapid Transit
Each rapid transit meeting is
attended by business and im
provement organizations and
householders who represent the
sentiment of the, population of the
respective communities. These
meetings are to be held through
out the city. The figures denot
ing enrollment in the "high-speed
-Germahlown . 75JQfl
U. S. MAY PURCHASE
MIDVALE PLANT TO
MAKE ARMOR PLATE
Special Congressional Com
fnittee for Manufactory
Here, if the Governrhnt
Decides to Buy One.
PITTSBURGH. Nov. 23. - With some
thing of n shock, and before the Inves
tigation of the congressional committee
was welt started at the first stop It has
J made, Carntglc Steel Company officials
J today learned that If tho Government dc-
elded to buy wic of tho existing armor
pinto plants and manufacture Its own
i armor the plant to be purchased In all
i likelihood would be that ot the Mldvale
Steel Company, Philadelphia.
I The gpcclnt Congressional Committee,
coming from Washington, opened Its in-
' qulry into armor plate making with n
tour of tho armor plate department of
the Carnegie Steel Company, tho biggest
auxiliary of tho United States Steel Cor
poration, at Homestead, nftcr paying
President A. C. Dinkey, of the Carnegie
company, n visit nt his office In Pitts
burgh. In the party were Scnntor Tillmnn,
chairman ot the Senatp Nnval Affairs
Committee; Representative Padgett,
chairman of the House Naval Affairs
Committee: Admiral Joseph Strauss, tho
third member of the committee appoint
ed by President Wilson; Lieutenant Com
mander C. C. Bloch, chief of the Bureau
of Ordnance, and Secretaries G, B.
Knight. E. S. Theall and P. S. Ray.
Strictest secrecy surrounded tho move
ments ot tho committee, which will visit
tho Bethlehem Steel Company's plant at
Bethlehem, and then wind up nt the Mld
vale plant, Philadelphia. A day will be
spent nt each plnnt.
Tho comlttce's partiality for the Mld
vale plant developed when some of the
members were sounded on having the
Government, If It should decldo to build,
locate the plant In Pltsburgh. The first
objection raised to this was tho im
practicability of taking over tho armor
pinto plant of tho Steel Corporation, since
only a part of Its armor plate Is pur
chased by tho United Stntcs Govern
ment. Tho committee men Indirectly placed
tho Bethlehem plant In the samo cate
gory and clitBsed both the Bethlehem
and Homestead plants as much farther
away from the place of delivery for
armor plate than the Mldvale pljuit.
It wns Intimated that there were ob
jections to taking over cither tho Home
stead or Bethlehem plants which the Gov
ernment, If It decides to follow this
plan Instead of building Its own plant,
does not expect to encounter nt Midvnlc.
IS TOLD READING'S
RATES ARE UNJUST
Formal Protests of Commu
ters Also Characterize In
crease as Contrary to Pro
visions of Act.
Two formal complaints lequcstlng a
hearing before the Pennsylvania Public
Utilities Commission on tho question of
the passenger rate, Increase proposed by
the railroads were filed today.
Tho first complaint was filed by the
Philadelphia and Reading Commuters'
Association, representing commuters from
all the suburban points between Philadel
phia and Glenslde. The second complaint
was filed by Plerson and Shertz In the
name of Harrison S. Morris against the
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.
The commission last week announced
before It could take any action petitions
must be presented drawn, in the prescribed
legal form, since the numerous com
plaints forwarded to Horrlsburg had all
begun in the form of letters or resolutions
The Philadelphia and Reading Com
muters Association accordingly requested
Kdwlu M. Abbott to draw up a formal
protest and a request for a hearing and
forward the samo to Harrlsburg. This
was done today.
In the same mall Mr, Abbott sent a let
ter td William N. Trlnkle. attorney for
the commission, notifying him that the
protest had been forwarded nnd asking
tl;at ho use his power to have the hearing
set at an early date. Ho also suggested
that Philadelphia be named as the place
for the hearing.
APPLICATION FOR HEARING. -The
petition and application for a hear
ing addressedto the State Commission
"The Philadelphia and Reading Rail
way Commuters' Association, the applt
cant above named, hereby presents its
complaint and respectfully shows;
"First. That the recent schedule of in
crease In rates ot fare, changes In limi
tations and commutation tickets, and
Concluded on Page Two
MASSINT0N DIES OF HIS
WOUNDS; SLAYER SOUGHT
Police Believe Spinella, Hestaurant
Man's Partner, Knows of Murder.
Edward Masslnton, part owner of the
Leoncavallo restaurant, 606 South 10th
street, who was found stabbed in his
room there last Thursday, died yesterday
at the Pennsylvania Hospital.
The search for Joseph Splne.Ua, Mass
Inton's Jwrtner, was redoubled today
following the announcement that Mass.
Inton was dead.
Masklnton was found unconscious In
his room over the restaurant hut Thurs
day morning by a negro maid. He was
taken to the hospital, but never suffi
ciently recovered to give the police any
Information as to bis assailant.
gpluella and Matslnton were heard
quairetiug the night before the man was
found beaten and stubbed, and since that
time bpiaella has not been seen. The
notice I the 2d ana cniuuiaa stieets
I ttlj are oouildeut that they will bo
ante to capture toe man wiimn a, lew
days. City itail detective are at wcrk
,es m mh, ,. .
An authoritative discussion of
the use of anesthetics to-relieve the
terrors of motherhood is printed on
(he editorial page of this issue. It
is from the pen df Vance Thompson,
author, playwright and scholar.
200 WORKMEN IMPERILED
Escape Injury From Explosion of
2000 Pounds of Nitroglycerine.
GAlir. Ind., Nov. 23,-Two bundled
workmen In tho plant ot the Aetna Pow
der Company, Aetna, Ind , had narrow
escape from death or Injury whffu 2000
pounds of nitroglycerine exploded today.
No one was killed. Tho principal dam
age was done In Gnry, where hundreds
of windows were broken.
KILLED BY NITROGLYCERINE
Mnn, Team and Wagon Blown to
Bits at TlbiBvlllp. V
TITUSVILLE. Pa., Nov. 23. - Ralph
Tubss, on oil well shooter, his team and
wagon were blown to bits nnd neatly
ecry window In this town wns broken
today when nllro-Klyccrlue blow up nB
Tubbs was loading it on his wagon nt a
plnrit near here.
GOVERNOR APPOINTS JUDGE
Names John Paber Miller to Mont
gomery County Bench.
NORRISTOWN. Pa., Nov. ?).-John
Fnbcr Miller was today appolhtcd Judge
of the Common Pleas Court to succeed
the late Henry K. Weand.
The appointment was announced by
Governor Tener this nftcinoon.
WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF
WHILE HUSBAND SLEEPS
Suicide nt Buckingham Apartments
After Long Illness.
Mrs. John Roborts, 63 years old, 1U0
Walnut street, ended her life In her room
early this morning by shooting herself
through tho head with it revolver whllo
her husband was asleep.
Melancholia Induced by several A ears of
Illness prompted tho suicide, according to
tho police. She had been treated several
years for a complication ot diseases.
Within the last few weeks, her condi
tion became worse.
At 4:30 o'clock this morning Mrs.
Roberts arose f nnd tOQk her husband's
revolver from a bureau. Then sho sat
on a chair and shot herself through tho
head. Tho husband found her uncon
scious on tho floor nnd summoned a phy
sician. Mr. noberts In on the vcigo of
prostration. The couple lived at the Buck
After the death of her four children,
Mrs. Roberts became active in social
nnd charity work. For two years she was
vice president of the Infnnts' Home. 4Gth
'street and Westminster avenue. Later sho
became president of the Institution, n
position which she held for ten years.
Mrs. Roberts was Miss Rosalie Maglll
before her marriage. Mr. Roberts Is said
to have been connected with the Pencoyd
Iron Works before his retirement.
"JERSEY DEVIL" A BOY
Bobberies in Germnntown Charged to
Wlllaid Ilorlon. 15 cars old. 339 East
Wlster streot, was given 'n hearing before
Judge Gorman In tho Juvenile Court to
day, charged with robbing half a dozen
stores in Germnntown. The boy admitted
It was testified young Borton had been
committed to Glen Mills In December, 1913,
by Judge Carr for similar offenses, and
was only released from that reformatory
institution four months ago. He Is said
to be kndwn as "the Jersey Devil." Judge
Gorman held him pending an examina
tion Into the state of his mentality.
PITCH UPSET, STREET ABLAZE
Ellsworth Street Polk Have Scare
When Cauldron is Overturned.
Residents of Ellswprtli street near 20th
were badly frightened this afternoon when
Robert McCauslIn, of 2306 Federal street,
fell from a ladder and upset a big caul
dron of boiling pitch that tilled the street
with lire for 15 minutes.
McCauslIn was burned about the legs,
but refused to go to a hospital. He was
treated by John H. Hahn, proprietor of
a drug sto'e at 20th and Federal streets.
The blazing pitch filled dwellings with
unoke anil the choking fumes drove
pedestrians frdm the Btreet. Firemen
easily put out the blaze.
ACCUSED OF TAKING TURKEYS
Car Inspectors Dismissed From Serv
ice of Railroad.
Two car Inspectors of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad lost their Jobs today. The
police say they tried to get Thanks
giving turkeys without paying for them.
The men, Fred Hassel, father of six
children, 1543 South 33d street, and James
White, 1501 South 26th street, father of
two children, broke Into a car, it la
alleged, selected three fat turkeys and
started away with them. A railroad de
tective arrested them.
-As the men had been employed by the
railroad for many years, the company
did 'not prosecute, and Magistrate Ren
shaw, in the central station, released
KIUiED TJNDEK .WBECKED AUTO
Armln Puohs, Steamship Agent, Dlw
in Accident Two Hurt.
NEAV BRUNSWICK. N. J.. Nov M.-A
blown-out automobile tiro today causod
the death of Armln Fuohs. a steunuhlp
agent, and the serious injury at Irnrl
Karao and his 6-yoar-ow son. renew
ing the bursting of tho tire the car,
driven by Karao. crashad down an ani
ttankmont on the road I PsrtbT'Amboy,
a tow mil from this iit
rveoa was nuanea to aeaw oaneain
ib car Karau skull was crushed and
John K&rao. the boo, was badly faurt
Th Wives of the two mn, who wera
In th r seat, were thrown Uear of
jj eat aj icapd with bui.
CONSUMER TO PAY
MEAT RISE, 200. IN $1,
IF FREIGHT GOES UP
Railroads' Proposed Increase
in Rates Declared Outrage
by Packers, Who Will
Fight It Before Commerce
The consumer must brar the burden
of the Increase In freight rates on live
stock nnd' packing house products an
nounced by tho railroads to become ef
fective December 15, according to J. .T,
Fclln, president of the American Meat
Packers' Association. Mr. Fclln wns seen
today nt his ofTlce, 4113 Gcrmantown ave
nue. "Tho lucicnse will nvcingc moio than
20 per nent. mi this class of goods," snld
Mr. Fclln. "Two per cent, of the total
tonnage of the ml I roads Is live stock nnd
packing houso products. The railroads
asked for $50,000,000 lncicnse In freight re
ceipts for nil their tonnage, and they
j;ow .want to get J20.000.000 of it from the
"It Is one of tue greatest outrages that
has cvet been attempted by the tailroads
on the people- Nothing moro unjust
could be thought or. The lncicnse must
be boruo by the consumer. H will nlTect
every working mnn. The packing busi
ness Is operated on such a close margin
of protU that it will not bo able to pay
the Increased rnlcs demanded out of Its
profits, nnd accordingly there must bo nn
increas" In the price of meat at retail."
The Interstate Commerce Commission
allowed the railroads a general t per cent.
Increase In the territory west of Pitts
burgh nnd IltilTnlo and cast of Chlcngo.
Mr. Fclln contends that the brunt of the
Incrcnso Is being put on tho packing and
live stock business. His estimate Is that
the total Inereose will he 20 per cent., In
clusive of n rnled minimum of cnrlond
weights, nnd n change In classification,
ho says, linn been made In certain Items.
FOOT AND MOUTH DISBASE FACTOR.
Tho foot nnd mouth disease has caused
nn tncicnso of one cent n pound on all
live stock, according to dealers In this
city. Live stock may be bought now
only In three markets. StVuth Omaha,
Nashville nnd Knnsas City, the other
large stockyards being under Government
Other meat packers declared today
"the minute railroads are permitted
to increase their freight charges"
upon nil meat nnd live stock between
Chicago and Philadelphia, dressed meats
will advance to almost prohibitive prices.
Concentrated pressuro will be brought
to beor upon the Interstate Commerce
Commission by all largo Philadelphia
packets in nn effort to block the movo
of tho rnllronds to obtain moro revenues,
Telegrams have been received by packers
from wholesale firms nil over tho coun
try, nbklng that tho packers of tho United
States appeal to tho commission to for
bid the increase.
Already the price on hogs has Increased
II on every 100 because of tho hoof-and-mouth
disease quarantine nnd one pork
packur In West Philadelphia pointed oMt
that should a larger increase be caused
by the freight rates the prlco for pork
and other hog products would soar.
"It Is nn outrage for the railroads even
to talk of raising their rates," said Mr.
Chandlcss, general manager of the D. B.
Martin Company. "The minute this In
crease became effective, w'e packers
would have to add this additional cost
to tho price of meats. I understand the
Increase would mean $20,000,000 more an
nually for the railroads. Do you realize
this would make meat go up to prices
that tho general public could not even
PRICKS OF ALL MEATS TO RISE.
Charles Harlan, treasurer of the Con
solidated Dressed Beef Company, reiter
ated what Mr. Chandless had said. The
mlnuto such nn increase was permitted by
the Interstate Commerce Commission, he
said, the price ot meat all over the coun
try, of all kinds, and grades, would rise
at once and exactly in proportion to the
additional freight charges.
The Increase would affect the shipment
of meats between Chicago and Phlladel
pliln, New York, Baltimore and other large
cities of the East. It is scheduled for
central freight association territory en
tirely. This territory Is west of Pitts
burgh and "Buffalo and east ot Chicago.
All the big trunk lines, the Pennsylvania,
Baltimore and Ohio, nnd New York Cen
tral, traverse this territory.
Tho last decision of the commission au
thorized railroads In this territory to In
crease rates upon certain commodities 5
per cent. Among the commodities were
meat and livestock.
It is now charged by the shippers that
Instead of filing schedules In accordance
with tho ruling of the commission the
railroads have Increased the meat and
livestock rates 20 and 30 per cent., to take
effect next month.
E. T. ST0TESBURY QUITS
DIRECTORATE OF BANK
Financier Resigns as Official of
Edward T. Stotesbury, head of the firm
of Drexel & Co. and president of the
Philadelphia and Reading Railway Com
pany, today resigned from the directorate
of th(j Franklin National Bank. Last
week he resigned as a director of the
Philadelphia National Bank, and his ac
tion today severed all connections be
tween Drexel & Co. and national banks
in this city.
The belief prevails in financial circles
that Mr. StotMbury's action was due di
rectly to the passage of the Clayton anti
trust bill, prohibiting' interlocking direc
torates. The measure U believed also to
have inspired the resignations last week
of three other members of the Drexel
firm from hank boards. G. Clymer Brooke
resigned as director of the Central Na
tional, H. 3. Lloyd quit the Glrard Na
tional and Arthur B. Newbold severed
hU connection with the Fourth Street
Ir. Stotesbury ulo is a member of the
Arm of J P. Morgan & Co., of New
York, and In conjunction with thla ofUce
holds directorships la many cerporanou.
TU action of J P Morgan last year in
reslaniii frum scores of directorates of
railroad and iudiwtrimi corporations Is
retailed in the ttnam-ial dieirict. and it
la MUeved dint Mr Siotenburj aotioo
today foreshadows hi nrj.dua-1 letireweot
from Jl iuurlvKkuiK directorship which
LEO FRANK LOSES AGAIN.
Supreme Court Justico Denies Plea ot
Man Under Death Sentence, "
"WASHINGTON, Nov. S8.The appeal
of Leo M. Frank for a review of his case
by the' Supreme Court was denied by
Associate Justice Lamar, of the Supreme
bench, this afternoon
Unless some other Justice should agree
th order n review ot tho ense, Frank will
bo hanged In accordance with the decree
of the lower Georgia court, by which ho
wns found guilty of the murder of Mary
QUIT YERA CRUZ
Without Disorder and
Ready to Replace Them.
A'era Cruz, Nov. 23. With transports
steamed up and ready to sail the Ameri
can soldiers who have occupied Vera
Cruz marched from their positions today
and embarked for home.
A mllo outside the city General Agullar
Jara. was waiting with S000 disciplined
Constitutionalists. He will enter Vera
Cruz as soon ns the laBt American soldier
Is out. As the American outposts In tho
sand hills outside the rlty were evacuat
ed during tho morning Constitutionalists
moved forward and took up the positions.
The evacuation of tho city by tho
Americans proceeded quietly. Great
crowds of natives lined the streets, but
perfect order was observed. General
Funston ordered all saloons closed.
On board tho refuge ship Antlllft nre
nenrly 1000 Mexicans fleeing from tho
country. Scores of others begged to bo
taken aboard the transports, but nil such
requests were denied. Over $1,000,000 Is
being tnkon In through the custom ofllce
nnd will be turned over to the Mexican
Government the United States may rec
ognize. FUNSTON HAS FULL POWER
War Department Leaves Details of
Evacuation in His Hands.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.-Omdal ad
vices regarding the Mexican situation
Just prior to the withdrawal of the
American forces from Vera Cruz con
tinued confusing today. Reports from
State Department agents Indicated that
fighting was In progress at several
points nnd that Villa was still miles
away from Mexico City. The capital
was In control of General Luclo Blanco
nnd the ofllclnl leports declared that the
city was absolutely tranquil.
At the Wur Department It was ex
plained that no orders whatever had
been Issued to the general regarding de
tails ot the evacuation of Vera Cruz.
He has been told to get out. and the War
Secretary has sufllclent confidence In him
not to hamper him with instructions.
It Is estimated that tho occupation of
Vera Cruz by American troops since last
April has cost the United States Govern
ment approximately $10,000,000. This sum
Includes the cost of the patrol of Mexican
waters by American warships, The Ave
battleships at Vera Cruz and Tamplco
and the vessels on the west coast of Mex
ico will remain there for an Indefinite
Eight army transports and auxiliary
transports will bring the American troops.
These ships Include the McClellan, Fltz
patrlclc and Sumner nnd the steamships
City of Macon, City of Denver, San Mar
cos, Kansan and Chrlstobal.
The three army transports will carry
the regular troops. The City or Denver,
City of Macon and San Marcos will have
as their passengers the big marine de
tachment that has been held here, nnd
the Kansan was selected to carry the
horses of tho cavalry and artlllerv forces.
The marines, numbering about 2X, will
be taken to Philadelphia, where they will
be tendered a reception upon their ar
rival, No decision as to the distribution of the
troops after they return to the United
Btates has yet been reached, Secretary of
War Garrison said. They will be
quartered temporarily at Texas City, and
the length of their stay there will be
determined largely by events on the Mexi
can side of the border, Garrison said.
The return of General Funston will
cause a shift nt departmental command
ers in the army. Secretary Garrison said.
The plan Is to bring General Bliss, com
mander of the border troops, to Wash
ington to act as Assistant Chief ot Staff,
in which capacity he could prepare him
self to succeed General Hugh Scott, the
present Chief of Staff. If General
Funston desires leave ot absence after
his long stay In Mexico the changes may
be postponed. Otherwise he may take
command of the Central Department
while General Bell succeeds temporarily
DANIELS OBDEBS INQXTIBY
Incensed at 'Reported Utterance of
Captain of Marines.
WASHINGTON. Nov. .-Secretary of
the Navy Daniels today ordered an In
vestigation of the Interview credited to
Captain W N. Hill, who commanded the
marines at the taking of Vera Cruz, in
which the captain was quoted as say
ing: "They will be burning and looting Vera.
Cruz probably befere nightfall, it the
American forces leave there tomorrow,
as thoy are scheduled to do."
The secretary announeed that M bad
instructed General Harnett, ot the Ma
rine Coras, to determine whether Cap
tain 111U bad made the statement qugUd,
or any other statement an the auUtct.
"Any man in the service who actually
made a statement tike that ia unfit to
remain In the sriee." said Secretary
McAdoo Will Spend Weak on Island
BRUNSWICK, ua. w MUJaui
MiAdub. Se-reuu of the 1rui. v. ill
speed this week on Jekl UUud, off the
luwbvt uf jSvaaah,
SEVEN DIE, NINE
INJURED, IN LONG
LIST OF MISHAPS;
Auto Accidents, Coal Gas in
Homes, Fire in Factory,!
and Woman's Fall Re
sponsible for Deaths.
Seven persons are dead and nine are In
hospitals from mtIous Injuries today a
the result of accidents In this city, Haiti
don field, N, J nnd South Bethlehem, Pa.
Automobile mlshnns caused two ot tn
deaths, coal pas three, a man' was burneoV
to death in n factory nre ana n woman
died ns the result of Injuries surtercd itt
n fall. The dead nre:
Samuel Bowers, 31 years old, GS33 Glrard
Frank Toby, GO years old, 1242 South 16th
Henry Unman, 61 years old, 227 Button
Joseph Knne, 62 years old, 21 Bast
John Clymer, University of Pennsylva
Ma student. It enelsvllle. Pa.
Mrs. Clara Shivers, 76 years old. Had,
uontield, N. J.
Nicholas Glenn, 1622 South Sth street.
The injured arc:
Jfimes McCiuidteBS, University of Penn
sylvania student, Honolulu.
Hugh Miller, University of Perihsyl
vanln student, 4027 Powelton nvcnuejj
Charles F. Chldsey, Jr., university
Hugh Kelly. University ot Pcnneylva'
nla student. 3911 Locust street. t
James Howard, 2615 Braddock street. .
Ernest Shndlogh, 2623 BraddocK street.
Mrs. Shndlock. same address.
Daniel Hill. 2674 Mnrtha ntrcet.
James Scott, 2033 East Firth street.
TRAIN CRASHES INTO AUTO.
Clymer, who was a student at- the
Wharton school, of the University o
Pennsylvania, met his death at South
Bethlehem when nn automobile in which,
he and four other students were riding
was struck by a Lehigh Valley freight
train nnd wrecked. The students went to
Easton Saturday to see the Lehlglt-La-,
fayette game. They spent tho evening
calling on fraternity friends' in Easton,
and Bethlehem and started home early,;
McCandless, who has been arrested
twice In this city for automobile jiccl
dents, was driving tho cnr. Apparently"
he did not see tho freight train approach'
ing and tried to drive across tho tracks
at tho Brodhead street crossing. The
heavy train crashed Into the automobile,
sending Its occupants hurtling in every'
Kelley caught tho hand rail of a freight
i;ir uiiu cumueu on me irain. 4
it is Deiievea clymer tried to jump and
slipped. He fell on the track in the path
of the train and was decapitated. Thu
four Injured were taken to St Luke's
Hospital at South Bethlehem. All -wilt
rtcover. McCandless and Miller each-
suffered a fractured leg. while Chldfley,,J
and Kelly escaped with severe cuts find 4
McCandless Is the son of nn Hawaiian vj
aw,,., jjiti.ikvi uiiu u nccujiu-j cur muuenE
at wnnrton school.
Tho following report of the accident
was made public by the Lehigh Valley.
Railroad Company: "The automobile was1
struck by a slowly moving train. There
was a brakeman on tho shifting cats'.
who shouted a warning to the pa,rtyS
Tfley did not hear him or did not under-'
stand, lor they dashed directly In fron
of the cars. The party evidently had!
mused ineir way ror there is n road coins
under the tracks and another which l 4
guaraeu. iney crossed at a point wfilph
is praciicauy never used, it crosses o
"The injured are recovering."
FOUR HURT IN EXPLOSION.
Four persons hurt at the home ot;
James1 Howard, 2615 Braddock street, bys
an explosion of Illuminating gas, due to
searching for a leak with a lighted, catw
die, are a the Episcopal Hospital. Nona
Is In a serious condition. The explosion'
u recked the house nnd damaged an ad
Joining dwelling. :
Scott went into the basement to Icote:
for the leak and a. moment later there'
was a terrlna report. Mr. and Mrs. Shad
loh, Mrs. James Howard and Daniel Hill
an were in tne Kitchen. The explosion
tore a hole through the floor of the ro&m
and Mrs. Howard fell through this at ten
being hurled against a wall. Scott was'
blown aganst a wall in the cellar and
his eyes were slightly burned.
COAL GAS FATAL TO THREE.
Coal gas caused the death ot Bowers'
Toby and Glenn. The former was found
dead In the bathroom of his home at t
airard avenue address. Toby also w
found dead In the bathroom, filled w
coal gas, at his South 16th street home.
Glenn was found by his daughter; u
conscious in bed from coal gas. He w,
taken to Mt. Slnal Hospital and dl
there this morning without regaining 90a-
Joseph Kane was killed by an autorno
bile that struck him at Front street at:
Allegheny avenue early yesterday jhij
ing. James Cullen, 2E36 North 7th stn
and Walter Robinson, 1ST West Llppl
street, occupants of the machine.
arrested, and Cullen was held wltlJ
bail to await the action of the Coren
Robinson was held as a material Witt:
in iw uau.
Haman was burned to death In a.
believed to have been started by his
tern when he fell down atalra in
furniture factory of Mrs. H. Hainan.
Buttonwood street The north vying
the four-story building was damaged.
the extent ot about $3)00 before 11 rem
extinguished the names. Mrs. Ha
lives over the factory. She did not k
it was ablaze until firemen smashed
the door ot her apartment
Mrs. Shivers died at her home U
dontUW after falling down the atatni
viMtenlav mornlnir. Coroner H
Camden, said death was due t &f:
GIRL SUES FOR HEART
Miner Seeks S5O0O Dag
ing Breach ot Ptoml
Ussy Lerea. who. ia stIU ta W I
Ity, has eatre4 suit aght
KlmUffl. ta reco how dan
breaeh, at Broralae of aaw4.
Tn,e 'swiwrjwaejst of the ewwto
plaoe on November J 1MI, an4 ttoe
to have been nwrted is October f
year The pUiutllt aUg:es,
KUidra tailed to keep fal
Wltuuu itUuwtd a uuu Cur h i
tot's an eat end &xed bail is ..;