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MR. AND MRS. MYRON T. HERRICK, HONORED BY PARISIANS
The retiring American Ambassador to France and his wife were accompanied to the railroad station by
many persons prominent in French and British official life. The French newspapers give high praise
to Mr. Herrick for his coolness at the time of the crisis in Paris when the Kaiser's armies were virtu
ally thundering at the gates.
, ON AS GERMAN
. FIRE SLACKENS
Invadefson Defensive Along
Belgium Lines Intensity
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ferprench Report Repulse
tack in Argonne
Fresh Troop9 Reach
Front in Flandor3.
The German aggressive movement
In Flanders has .entirely ceased, ac
cording to today's official statement
of the French War Office, and the in
vading" army is now on the defensive
'all along this part of the battle line.
The Allies claim progress at several
points, as tlie fire of the German ar
tillery becomes more feeble
South of Yprcs, in the neighbor
hood of Fay, gains made by the Allies
10 days ago have been maintained.
At Soisaons there lias been an inter
mittent bombardment, but without ap
preciable change in the situation there.
In the Argonne region several Ger
man attacks have been repulsed, the
French declare", and in the Woevre a
bombardment of the forest of Apre
mont has produced no results.
Unofficial reports declare that the
British and French lines In Belgium
have been heavily reinforced, and this
is believed to indicate that' a new of
fensive movement of the Allies is im
minent On the coast (he allied fleets have
again steamed close inshore, accord
ing to Rotterdam dispatches, and are
vigorously shelling the German lines.
The German left wing in Poland has
been routed and forced to flee toward
its base at Thorn, the Russian semi
official Army Messenger declares.
The right wing in southern Poland,
has been surrounded, according to the
same source of information. Despite
these tidings of German reverses, the
War Office has deemed it expedient
to issue a report curbing extravagant
expectations of a vast victory. De
taijs of successes along the Warthe
Vistula front are asserted lm :.:....,
tiou is g.vennhat Ipe great battle is
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HERRICKS SAIL FOR HOME
Itetlring Ambassador to Franco on
Way to New York.
HAVRE, Franco, Nov. 30. Myron T.
Ifcrrlclc, tlio retiring American Ambas
sador to France, and Mrs. Ilcrrlclc sailed
yesterday afternoon on the steamship
Rochambenu for New York.
Before starting the Ambassador and
the Governor exchanged viBlts. and Mr.
and Mrs. Herrick called at tho Kreat
military hospital, to which Mr. Herrick
sent tho -flowers presented to him on
leaving Paris, which nearly filled his spe
FOUR SERIOUSLY INJURED
WHEN TROLLEY CARS CRASH
Dozen Other Persons Slightly Hurt
at Ninth and Dickinson Streets.
Four persons vcro seriously hurt and
a dozen others cut by flying glass or
bruised when two trolley cars crashed
at 9 o'clock this morning- at 9th and Dick
inson streets. The cause of the accident
was slippery rails.
The Injured are Catharine Grace, 17
years old, of ISM .South Rosewood street;
Harry Sesty, 60 years old, of 41 South
59th street; May Burns, 39 years old, of
16 South Ringgold street, and Victoria
Capparella. IS years old, of 1816 South
Both cars were well filled with pas
sengers at the time. Approaching the
corner the motormen found It Impossi
ble to halt their cars. The 9th street
car was thrown off tlm track, and the
front of the car on Dickinson street,
which was of the 3d and Dock streets
line, was smashed In like an egg shell.
Passengers In both cars were hurled
from their seats and showered with
broken glass. The Injured were taken
to the Mt. Slnal Hospital. Sesty will
lose one of his eyes, which was pierced
by a piece of broken glass. The others
are less seriously hurt and will be able
to go to their homes today. A number
of passengers slightly cut by glass were
treated at drug stores.
PASTOR DENOUNCES U. S.
STEEL AND POWDER MEN
Labels Manufacture of Ordnance for
Belligerents a Disgrace.
The manufacture of ordnance and
powder for the warring countries of
Europe by the Bethlehem Steel Company
and the Du Pont Powder Company was
scathingly denounced by the Rev. Luther
De Yoe, pastor of Trinity Luthern
Church, Germantown, at the weekly
Luthern Ministers' Meeting, list Arch
''This traffic should be stamped by
every Christian as p. disgrace," declared
the speaker- "Reports say that the Du
Pont Company has doubled and trebled
Its output and that the steel company
has Invested' additional millions In the
manufacture of ordnance for the belliger
ents.'' The Rev. Dr. De Yoe, the Rev. Dr.
Daniel Welgle and the Rev. Dr. Grayson
Stupp were appointed as a committee to
Investigate arid tp draw up a resolution
A committee of five ministers was up-
pointed to co-operate, with similar com
mittees of other ministerial associations
In aiding the Brntrgeney Aid Committee's
work of relieving want In the city and
In the war zone.
WOULDN'T PERMIT ARREST
Injured Janitor Said Motorcyclist
Was Not to Blame.
After being run down by a motorcyclist
early at Broad and Chestnut atraats to
day, Harry Wallace. 60 years old, SSW
Trinity place, refused to have the owner
of the nwjshlne placed under arrest The
Injured man told a policeman the acci
dent was not th fault of the motorcyclist
and the nan wa released.
Wallas, wbe U tk laaUor of the Arch
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PEOPLE WHO FIGURE
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OF STOCK EXCHANGE
Sales of Shares Total 46 1 6,
While Bonds .Aggregate
$15,000 on FirsTDay of
Confidence .and optimism prevailed
among brokers when the Philadelphia
Stock Exchange, after a suspension of
exactly four months, reopened at 10
o'clock this morning for restricted sales
of bonds and local stocks.
Trading was fairly heavy, and the issues
holt firm. Tho bids generally ran higher
than the minimum prices fixed on most
of the Issues by tho special committee of
the exchange, and In many Instances
sales were made at prices even higher
than the closing quotations of July 30,
when the. exchange suspended operation
on account at the war.
After the close of business at 3 o'clock,
the Special Committee of Five of the
Philadelphia Stock Exchange Issued a
statement giving the total number of sales
of stock on tho floor today as -IG10 shares
and the total number of bonds about
A member df the committee said that
the committee was very much gratllled
at the day's business. It was said that
the committee was' not yet ready to make
any announcement as to whether transac
tions as they are made will be sent out
over the ticker, as Is usually dpne.
The Sales today, In shares, were as
Philadelphia Electric. 6J7; Pennsylvania
Railroad, 95; Philadelphia Rapid Transit
trust certificates, 355; Union Traction, 670;
United Gas Improvement. M9; Cambria
Steel, 1519; Electric Storage Battery 65;
Reading, 230; Lehigh Valley Transit pre
ferred, 10; Lehigh Coal and Navigation
truBt certificates, 73; Lehigh Coal and
Navigation stock. 10; Keystone Telephone,
100; Keystone Telephone preferred. ,18;
Mlnehlll and gchuylklll Haven. 13; Jlono
pah Mining, 355; Tonopah Belmont, 322;
Pennsylvania Salt, 66; Philadelphia Trac
tion, 14; Lake Superior Corporation, 30;
Baldwin preferred, 5; Insurance Com
pany of Nprth America, 75; Cambria Iron,
4; and Lehigh Valley, 12.
The belief of the 60 brokers who attend
ed the reopening that confidence will be
restored to a marked degree by the re
sumption of sales on the Exchange, was
shown by the fact that no excitement
marked the opening and little that was
out of the ordinary routine of the Ex
When the bell rang to notify the assem
bled brokers on the floor for the opening
that trading was resumed they cheered
for fully a minute, and then settled down
to the business of buying a'nd selling.
Ftv minutes after the opening the floor
of the Lxchange presented its customary
scene of activity.
Half an hour after the opening the
firmness of the Philadelphia issues, had
established confidence to such a degree
that officials of the Exchange decided to
follow the lead of the New York Stock
Exchange and make public the quota
tions. Before the opening of the Philadel
phia Stock Exchange It had been decided
to postpone tnia practice ror several aays.
There was no movement on the part of
investors to unload their securities, and
the trading for the first three hours re
mained slightly under normal. As In
New York on Saturday, no pressure of
band selling from abroad was noted bete.
All of the trading today was done under
the restrictions of the special committee
of the Stoak exchange, which was In
charge during the closing. Minimum
Brioea have been fixed on all but a few
of the listed stocks and bonds by this J
committee, and all sales were required
to be at prices equal to or higher than
these minimum prices. No minimum was
placed on a email number of ordinarily
lnaetlve shares, and, they were traded
without regardo price.
Trading la the favorite. United States
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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1914.
IN THE NEWS AT HOME AND ABROAD
Left to riEht Commodore M. B.
Green Point, L. I., and A. C. Foster, of New York. They started hence
tucauiJcuKc uiidi. Ant mai
SMALL BOY "SHOOTS UP"
Consternation Follows His Indiscrim
inate Firing of Revolver.
William Vnnaruclale, n 14-year-old pupil
of the Knlglin public school, Newton and
Chestnut streets, Camden, entered a class
room where there wero 10 pupils this aft
ernoon with a rovolvcr, and began nn In
No one was wounded, hilt the class
rooifr was thrown Into a panic nnd the
pupils fled from the building. Other
Classen were dismissed Immediately.
The boy with tho revolver still hot in
his hands lihighed as children fell down
stairs In their fright. The Janitor crept
behind Vnnarndale and disarmed him
after a Bcufrle.
The lud wiib a pupil In the room where
tho shooting happened.
Two of tho bullets passed through a
window out of tho danger line, but the
third came within six Inches of striking
one of the pupils, who was Bitting In his
In searchng the boy n large knife was
also found In his possession. This he
declared ho used to skin muskrats. The
revolver, he said, he had found lying on
the pavement at 7th and 'Chestnut streets,
Camden. He lives nt 2d and" "Walnut
Vandrndale was taken before Recorder
Stackhouse, who ordered him held for a
further hearing tomorrow morning.
BUSINESS MEN ADVISED NOT
TO EMPLOY SALESWOMEN
Speaker Declares Purchasers "Want
to Deal With Men.
"Women generally make the worst kind
of salespeople, only one In a hundred
ever becoming at all adept In tho art
of selling goods, and the wise merchant
will not employ them, but rely solely on
malo help," was the declaration of Bar
clay J. Doyle, salcsmauager of the Key
stone Publishing Company, at the weekly
luncheon qt the Walnut Street Business
Association In tho Hotel St. James today.
Mr. Doyle said women customers often
were antagonized by salespeople of their
own. sex, while men purchasers In most
cases did not care to deal with women.
"As a matter of fact," continued the
speaker," 50 per cent, of the sales made
In the retnll stores of Philadelphia are
made by. the customers themselves. Peo
ple pick out what they want and then
wait until tho women clerks make out
the sales slips,"
Members of the Chestnut Street Bus
iness Men's Association and the Jewelers'
Guild were the guests of the Walnut street
association at the luncheon.
ELECTRICITY KILLS TWO
One Man Hurled Prom Pole, Another
Palls When Pole Breaks.
A shock of 3600 volts of electricity In
stantly killed George Mayman, 30)5 Red
ner .street, an employe of the Philadel
phia Electric Company, at Point Breeze
avenue and Morris street at noon today
as he was descending a pole.
The body was' taken from St. Agnes'
Hospital to Mayman's home In a patrol
wagon by the police of the 30th and Fed
eral streets station without notifying Mrs.
Mayman, who is prostrated by the shock.
Mayman was descending the pels for
lunch when he came In contact with the
dangling end of a wire carrying the heavy
current. He gripped the pole for an In
stant and then fell to the sidewalk. Phy
sicians at St. Agnes' Hospital said death
had been Instantaneous.
John. Kesaner. SI years old, at 36th and
Odgen streets, was killed late this after
noon, when a telegraph pole on which ha
watt -wnrulnor n AfatrnB .trut anA an.iM
avenue broke and hurled him to the
eireeir a. passing auiomoswe was pressed
Into service to take him to the Jewish
TTnanlril Kjit It wa uU ... kn -i..ntt.
had been Instantaneous.
several otner eu(mBys of the FhJMa,.
NEW YORK YACHT PARTY
Mills, of the New York Yacht Club;
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OF CASUALTY. FIRMS
Says Companies Have
Formed Combination to
Resist Claims of Humble
The existence- of a "litigation trust,"
operating In this city through a combi
nation of casualty Insurance companies,
was cited by Judge Sulzberger In Com
mon Pleas Court No. 2 today. Accord
ing to the observations of Judge Sulz
berger, the "litigation trust" conducts un
Independent department to resist and
contest vUio payment uf damage claims
for. injuries Inflicted by the clients of the
various casualty companies comprising
Judge Sulzberger said: "In the enso
of Injury to n wealthy or prominent per
son the companies operating through the
trust make prompt settlement for claims
for damages In order to benefit from the
free advertising which this gives them.
But' the poor and humblo person, to
whom compensation for Injuries means
so muoh. Is fought by the companies
until It weara the very bou! out of
The comment of Judge Sulzberger upon
tho existence of this trust, and Its opera
tion was occasioned by tho case of Her
man Mepgolt against the A. Mccky Com
pany, vehicle manufacturers. Mengolt'a
arm was crushed by an elevator in the
company's former plant at 3C35 North
Smedley street. He sued for damages,
put filed no.'bllt of particulars, statins
(hat he did not know the proximate cause
of the accident. His counsel presented
a petition to Judge Sulzberger for leave
to make photographs and inspect the
elevator and shaft to ascertain If 'Its
physical construction conformed (o the
rules of safety.
Counsel for the casualty company,
which had Insured the Mecky concern
against accidents, objected to the grant
ing of the petition at this time, but ex
pressed a willingness to pillow the Inves
tigation to take place at any time after
Mengolt had furnished a legal statement
setting forth the allegation of negligence.
The name of the casualty company does
not appear n any of the' papers In the
suit, and Maurice W. Sloan, Its counsel,
could not recall which one of the IS sim
ilar concerns he represented it was.
After making his comments, Judge
Sulzberger appointed Frank Fee"ney, for
mer chief elevator inspector for the city,
to Inspect the elevator and Its surround
ings and to prepare a diagram of its
physical construction and submit It tQ
MISS WHARTON OBLIGED
TO DISCARD HAT FEATHER
Bought in This City, It Is Declared
Contraband at Boston.
Miss Altec Taylor Wharton, daughter
of Bromley Wharton, who left this city
last June ' la company with her grand
mother, Mrs. Anthony Taylor, intending
to remain in Germany a year, returned
last week by way of Boston.
Mis Wharton, so a Boston daily re
js. wore a hat which she had pur
ehastd. here at a Chestnut atreat store
before leaving for Eurojie; but the In
ipotors la Boston declared the feather
cootJNUMMka. awl UMitsfc Miss Wbarttw
4ljur4 gMNT had Um pV to UM
CoriHIOHT, IBM, it TnsPCSLlO LtWJI CoMFAHft
Miss Emmcline Bercusen. of New York:
for Beaufort, N. C, today by the inside
vine, x licit crun is a Dig power yaciic.
FREIGHT RATE INCREASE
SUSPENDED UNTIL MARCH 31
Interstate Commissioners' Ruling
Affects Roads West of tho
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30,-Proposed In
creases fn freight rates on a large num
ber of commodities by railroads west of
tho Mississippi River wero suspended to
day by tho Interstate Commerce Com
mission until March 31 next.
The Increases affected coal, live stock,
fresh meats, packing house products,
hay, grain nnd gtaln products and cot-1
ton piece goodB.
The rates proposed were generally to
have gone Into effect from points
In Western trunk lino territory, and
from nnd to points In southwestern te"
15 IMMIGRATION EMPLOYES
HERE GET YEAR'S FURLOUGH
Action Taken Because Wnr Hns Cut
Owing to a decrease of 80 per cent. In
the number of Immigrants entering this
city, due tu tho Kuropean war, Com
missioner of Immigration E. B. eircena
wnlt, of the local bureau, today dis
charged 13 members of his staff. The
action was taken on orders from tho
United States Bureau of Immigration,
nnd will save the Philadelphia immigra
tion offlCB JM.OOO yearly in salaries. The
discharged employes Include Inspectors,
clerks, stenographers and matrons who
will cease work for the Immigration serv
The order, coming from Secretary Wil
son, of the Department of Labor, gives
a year's furlough without pay to CS em
ployes of the department assigned outside
Washington. Boston was the hardest
hit. 16 men .being retired on furlough,
Philadelphia comes next with 13. Boltl
more lost sx men and four employes of
the Ellis Island Immigration Btatlon at
New York were discharged.
Ten employes on the Mexican border
were Included In the furloughed list.
QUEUE SAVES CHINAMAN
Celestial Escapes Death When Case
Hits His Head in Pall.
A Chinaman's queue probably saved his
life today. Ty Fong, of the crew of the
ship Perlscan, was busy unloading the
ship in the Delaware River at the foot
of Fltzwater street when a packing case
weighing sevoral hundreds pounds worked
loose from Its moorings.
Tfie heavy cose fell on Fong's head.
Physicians say (hat had It nqt been, for
the queue 'his .skull would have been
crushed, Fong was taken to the Pennsyl
vania Hospital, where it was learned that
he had a fractured skull. He
ELEVATOR WEIGHTS KILL
Man Meets Death in Shaft of, Free
Charles Simmons, of 3UI Soth Alder
street, was Instantly klU4 this ftruoon
In the Freeman Building at the southwest
eorner of lh and Walnut streets, whan
he thrust his liaad into the elevator shaft
and was struck by the descending
weights, weighing several tons,
Simmons was employed by the WeafcMn
Union Telegraph Company,, and was
stringing wir in the shaft when ha was
WOMAN HIT BY WAGON DIES
Mrs. Catharine Clark, of 1118 South
Prat itrt, wh was siruck by a depart
Het toe 4Hvy Vsm at RWgo ajy
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price oke cnaNtei
Mr. andMrs. Robert Mills, of
route through the Delaware and
U. OF P. OFFICIAL
HAS PLAN FOR
Natural Ravine on Ground
of Woodlands Cemetery)
the Proposed Site Esti
mated Cost is $500,000.
If plans worked out by George B.
Xltzsche. registrar of tho University oj
Pennsylvania, who had chargo of tho
plans for the Army and Navy; game last
Saturday, are accepted, this city can
hava nn athletic stadium "which will seat
100,000 persons for such contests ns tho
Army-Navy game, the .Olympic games,
patriotic pageants and possibly the world'
series baseball , games.
The project Is the direct outgrowth ot
the tremendous demand for seats in con
nectlon with tho Army-Navy game.
Unable to get enough teats for this
game and not desiring to take It to New,
York unless absolutely necessary, the sug
gestion was made to Mr. Nltzsche that
should' draw up plans and obtain est!
mates of the cost' for the construction ol
such a stadium. In .his quest for thil
Information, Mr. Nitzsche visited evei
stadium in America, Including those all)
Harvard, Princeton, Yao and Tacoma,
Washington. Even various sites In Fair
mount Pork were not neglected.
The method of financing suclv a
stadium, Mr. Nltzsche thinks, would ap
peal to the business men of Philadelphia.
With the assurance that the stadium,
whose cost of maintenance would be,
almost negligible, would pay for Itself
within half a dozen years, the promoters
believe Jt could be financed by the is
suance of bonds which would pay inter
est at 5 per cent, and which would be
retired as rapidly as the receipts from!
athletlo contests permitted.
Although no definite sinns hi.. ..
been taken for nnanolng the stadium,
it is felt that the university would do
a part and that the cty might make an
appropriation in return for which tho
stadium would be available for such
sports and historical pageants the. city
might wish to foster.
The need for such a stadium at tho
University Is extremely pressing. No
only Is Franklin Field wholly tnadaquat
for the ArmyNavy game, but" in tho
past Jt has freiiuahtly been tested to thtf
llmlt to provide for the Pifnnsyirania
Cpmell garnn. Not only wJouW such st
JWJd provide a new stadium, but It
TOBuld furnish an additional reerwiUoa
ground for the University of which it
tr In tift nBA.1. l?l'Ant?11r Hf1ft n?4t. .a
fplaylpe space oX less than five aerea.
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