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PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1914.
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Infantry Charge on the Lys
I Wins Important Positions.
I Gains Made in the Ar-
French Advnnco Into Upper AI
saco, Moots Dospornto Resist
ance Groat Battlo Developing
The capture of two lines of
trenches on the River Lys by the
French infantry is announced in the
Paris War Office's statement issued
this afternoon. It is admitted that
the gain is small, amounting to but
a third of a mile, but this success
shows that the Allies' offensive
movement in the north is well under
way. Further gains between Dix
mude and Ypres, are also announced,
and in the Argonne, where the fight
ing has been particularly fierce, Ger
man trenches have been taken at the
point of the bayonet.
A big battle is developing along
the Alsace border, where the Ger
man attempt to invest the French
fortress of Belfort was met by a
counter-attack directed against Muel
hausen and Altkirch. The French
have thrown heavy forces into this
section and have made appreciable
Winter weather is seriously inter
fering with the movements of the
armies and causing much suffering.
In the nortli a fierce gale, accompa
nied by snow and sleet, has been rag
ing, and in the Vosges the troops
have been fighting in heavy snow.
Russian officials have failed to con
firm the report published yesterday
by the Petrograd Bourse Gazette that
the battle about Lodz had ended with
a Russian victory. The Petrograd
War Office contents itself with the
statement that desperate fighting pre-
,. L -n- t t.-.- -I !..
vails tn. olawl,.both
Glovno-Lowicz and LodrrPJetrkow
Rumors of decisive Russian success
at, Lodz persist in dispatches pub
lished in the various capitals, but
these probably have a common source
fin an unauthenticated Petrograd
original. By general agreement both
sides have lost heavily in the engage
ment between the Warthe and Vistula
Berlin's contribution to the himble
of conflicting reports is that the of
fensive in the second Poland . cam
paign is taking its normal course. The
enemy has been repulsed in attacks
cast of the Mazurian Lakes, the of
ficial statement says, indicating a half
in the Russian advance in East Prus
sia. No comment is made on the situa
tion" in southern Poland, where recent
reports announced the arrival of
strong reinforcements. Petrograd
states that there has been little change,
in conditions in the north and south,
thus covering both East Prussia and
the southern Poland-Galicia cam
paigns. It is known, however, that
the Russian armies are within strik
ing distance of Cracow and bombard
ment is believed to have begun.
The Austrian army of invasion is
Concluded on Face four
RUSSIANS DROP BOMBS
TOWARD KAISER AT BRESLAU
Avlat;ors Aim at German leaders in
PETROGRAD, Dec. E.-U Is reported
here today that Ruslan aviators dropped
bomba upon tho forts at Breslau on
"Wednesday morning while the Kaiser
was holding a. conferencei with members
of the German and Austrian General
Btatfs In the Sllestan jelty.
HORSE P1BP.B A BTO1ET
Steps on a Cartridge and Sends Mis
sile Through, Window,
A horse shot a bullet through a window
In the offlce of the Manayunk Chronicle
today. A team -was being backed Into the
driveway of tho Klauder Fed and Coal
Company, when one- of tho horses, stepped
on a. .8 calibre cartridge.
The cartridge exploded and the buUet
parrowty missed hitting two passing
pedestrians. The window la the Chronicle
office was smashed, but no pas was Injured-
For Phtiodtlphi and vteratfy
'Ltvud'j ami untUUd. High winds,
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ALLIES' AVIATORS DROP
BOMBS ON BADEN CITY
Germans Report Hostile Air Raid
BERLIN, Dee. B.
Hostllo aviators dropped four bomba
yesterday In the neighborhood of Freiburg
(Freiburg In Breldcsgau), It won reported
from Karlsruhe today. Announcement of
tho attack upon Freiburg was mado In
an official statement,
Freiburg Is In the Grand Duchy of
Baden, on tho Drelsam, 75 miles south
west of Karlsruhe and 40 miles northeast
of Altkirch. where fighting between the
French and Germans was reported yester
day. There Is a famous Gothic cathedral
nt Freiburg, an nnclent university and a
famous library of more than 270,000 volumes.
FOR DOZEN BRIDES'
HAS HAPPY ENDING
Women Meet Prospective
Husbands at Pier When
Anconia Docks After Ex
Twclvo happy bridegrooms, several of
whom were accompanied by priests, greet
ed 12 blushing brides at tho Vino street
pier today when tho Italia. Lino steam
alilp Ancona docked after a voyage
fraught with adventure.
Tho ship, commanded by Captain Joseph
Canlgllerl, left Naples November 10 with
about 200 tons of cargo. She carried ISO
cabin and 173 steerago passengers.
Fog, tempcstB and tho belief entertained
by tho officers of British and French war
ships which popped up everywhero during
tho voyage, that the Ancona carried Ger
man spies, were responsible for tho trials
of tho merchantman. Warships woro
sighted almost every watch, and tho liner
was stopped and soarched so often that
tho ship's papers wcro worn thin by In
Tho climactic thrill camo when the An
cono nearly rammed tho British cruiser
Essex In a denso fog 100 miles off tho
Sandy Hook lightship. Tho prow of tho
passenger steamship came within a foot
of tho warship's starboard strako, and tho
brides-to-bo aboard began looking for
bottles In which to throw overboard last
mesuges to their sweethearts. Captain
Canlgllerl, howovor, Jammed over tho
whcol. a strong tldo camo to .the rescue,
and the Ancona only scraped some of tho
gray warship from the Blx-Inch plates of
al0"S' "t"cTCAflvcntUrV tftfeah ono day out from
.Naples, when the liner was ploughing
up tho placid water oft Palermo. H. M.
S. Ferocious stopped, searched her and
released her. beginning the scries of de
lays. At Gibraltar the Ancona was stopped
again. Off tho Azores another British
war craft appeared and called a halt.
Released, the Ancona proceeded for a
fow hours, and then sighted a fleet of
six or seven British and French men o'
wur, evidently in too much of a hurry
to stop the liner.
From then on bad weather conspired
to delay tho vessekand Increase the de
pression of the passengers and crow.
The galo mounted to a veritable tempest.
All hatches wero battened down and
passengers kept below decks for 30
hours. The Ancona proceeded at quarter
speed, drifting oft her course most of
the time. When the seas Settled so did
tile fog, and tho Ancona was forced to
crawl along at less than half speed. She
was making less than that when the
Essex loomed up, and It was well Blie
was not going faster,
The Ancona dropped most of her cargo
and passengers at New York yesterday.
She brought only 35 cabin and 15 steer
age passengers to this port.
SHIPPING MEN ELATED
OVER TRIBUTE TO PORT
Sailing of Bastican With Belief
Cargo Shows City's Commercial
A tribute to Philadelphia as an advan
tageous shipping point was paid today
when the British ship Bastican cleared
at noon from Glrard Point loaded wth
SOOO tons of wheat sent by the New York
Belgian Relief Committee to the war
stricken thousands abroad.
Galley, Davis & Co., agents for the
steamship company, admitted this city
was the more logical and decidedly more
advantageous point from which to send
the relief ship than the port of New
Shipping men here speak with elation
pf the sailing of the Bastican. That a
craft loaded with material collected In
New York should he cleared from this
port Instead of the home city of the
New York Relief Committee it is said
argues well for Philadelphia's future
greatness as a shipping centre.
It Is a direct refutation of the action
of railroads that are said tp be con
stantly diverting to New York shipments
which should go out from Philadelphia,
To have the ship cleared from here by
New Torkora adds greater strength to
the claims of local shipping men regard
ing the supremacy of the port of Phila
delphia. The Bastican la in command of O. 0.
Oreen. She will touch at Falmouth, Eng
land, pick up a battleship convoy and a
pilot there and then proceed to Rotter
dam. Avhere -he Is due In 13 days.
The relief shin has a crew of S7 men,
27 of whom are Chinese. The Bastican
came here several days" ago from Mon
treal. A certificate of safe conduct was sign
ed today before the Baetioan left Glr
ard Point by the German Consul In this
city. The papers declare the ship,
although sailing under a British flag.
Is bound on an arrah4 of mercy and
therefore cannot be considered as con
traband of war V any German battle
ships which may intercept her.
West Chester Dally Star Quits
YVB8T CHBSTfcJR. Pa., Pe E.-Tha
Dsiy Star. morulas newspaper estate
Halted two year ag4 by a aowpasy of
business wen as an advertising
awtdlum, failed U) appear this awning.
It bad been, puMtofead for a month by
receivers, appointed to wind up the busi
ness. BAID OK KRUyPS DENIED
BiKUN, Dec. I. .Reports that a British
awa-iur dropped bomlw vukmb the Hrupp
sua uuitts t Wioseo ar usftuuidUL it
Hra ii-'J lv tody.
Joseph B. McCall Declares
"Wide Concessions" Have
Not Been Made Cheaper
Light Not Promised.
President Joseph B. McCall, of the
Philadelphia Eloctrlo Company, today
denied that tho action taken at tho hear
ing of tho Public Servlco Commission at
Harrlaburg Implied tho possibility of tho
company's agreement or willingness to
reduce the cost of city lighting.
"No 'wide concessions' have been
made," said Mr. McCall, "nor has our
company agreed to a 'compromise.' The
city's representatives Intimated that they
would llko to talk over the 1916 contract
terms advanced by us and wo agreed. I
shall see Director Cooke as soon as a
meeting can bo arranged. Naturally,
this company does not want to supply
Philadelphia with light until a contract
has been signed."
"Will you throw tho city Into darkness
on Now Year's Day If your terms are
not accepted?" Mr. McCall was asked.
"No, we won't let Philadelphia suffer.
Wa could not do that. I am sure we
shall not be driven to that extreme."
Mr. McCall declared that the statement
of Clayton W. Pike, Chief of tho Elec
trical Bureau, before tho Fubllo Service
Commission that the P. E. C. could cut
Its-price per street lamp to 16 per year
and still make 1 per cent, profit, was
"It's mere theory," he said.
"Do you expect to be able to make any
reductions In lighting cost to both city
"Tho residents of Philadelphia are sat
isfied with our charges. They have not
complained of our rates. When inves
tigators Invited them to Join tho cam
paign for cheaper light and sent In their
bills for analysis SO of our customers re
sponded. Four hundred out of 760,000
bills wero received by tho probers. That
establishes the sentiment of the people."
Questioned regarding tho appraisal of
the company's plant now being made, Mr.
Call said ho was assured that overval
uation would not bs disclosed.
"This Inventory was mado In the Teg
ular course of business." he added. "Not
ra'poft of mty-inc6ssion?"It Ibis been
going on for three months."
Director of Publlo Works Morris L.
Cooke was out of town today. The stand
of President McCall was communicated
UNDER MANN ACT
ON GIRL'S CHARGE
Col. Charles Alexander, of
Providence, Arrested at
Instance of Miss Jessie
Cope, Saciety Favorite.
CHICAGO, Dec. 6. Under the guard
of United States Secret Service men.
Miss Jessie E. Cope, a former society
favorite In Los Angeles, Cal where she
and; her mother have been wintering for
eight years, today was waiting here to
testify against Colonel Charles Alexan
der, of Providence, R. I., a millionaire,
when his trial-on a charge of violating
the Mann white slave law opens.
Col. Alexander's arrest at Providence,
R. I.,' last night solved part of the mys
tery of "the millionaire and the girl,"
who were said to have been indicted se
cretly yesterday. The indictment against
Colonel Alexander was voted because the
majority of the alleged Interstate trips
of the couple were alleged to have begun
or ended here. The Colonel was released
on T7M0 ball.
Colonel Alexander Is a member of the
firm of Alexander Brothers, wholesale
grocers, of Providence, and a director
of the Canadian Bteel Company and a
member of many clubs. J to Is 53 years
old and has a wife and two daughters,
who are prominent In Providence society.
Colonel Alexander and Miss Cope met
at a social gathering In Los Angeles two
years ago, according to the story In pos
session of the Federal authorities. The
Colonel Immediately began to woo her,
according to her Btory. Miss Cope was
not unmoved by his ardor, and when,
as she says, Alexander offered to get a
divorce from his wife and marry her she
In February of 1913, according to Dis
trict Attorney Clyne'a version of the
affair, the two had a rendezvous at a
hotel In Chicago, They stopped there
several days and later went to New Or
leans. From New Orleans Colonel Alex
ander took Miss Cope back to California
He alsp built Miss Cope a bungalow In
the Berkshire Hills, near Taunton, Mass.
The Government has a folio of poems
filled with lore messages it Is said Miss
Cope says tbe .Colonel wrote to her.
SUICIDE, FBD3NDS SAY
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Deo. 6.-Colonel
Alexander today refused to discuss the
allegations made by Miss Cope. Colonel
Alexander maintains several luxurious
homes for his family, now consisting of
hi wife and unmarried daughter, who
is engaged to marry a Philadelphia In
It is intimated here that local authori
ties showed great hesitation In arresting
Qelontl Alexander, and failed to do so
until mandatory orders came from Fed
eral o&slala at Washington, Chicago and
New York. SJven after his arrest oi
name was kept secret for several hours.
Friend of the accused xoajt say that
be was advised to make a clean breast of
tbe matter to his family, but wax be
refused. Ug ' feo. I woiUd s&oot Bljv
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Matron of the shelter for young
women and young Samuel Beesky,
whom she rescued.
CITY'S FIRST FLURRY
OF SNOW ANNOUNCES
ARRIVAL OF WINTER
Sleet Driven by Gales Rag
ing Over Delaware Bay.
Steamship Ashore Off Ft.
Tho first flurry of Snow and sleet that
has reached tho central part of the city
this winter fell today shortly beforo 2
o'clock, blown by a northwest gale, that
Is raging over Delaware Bay at 70 miles
an hour. Navigation is extremely peri
lous, 'and has practically put a atop to all
movements, of vessels.
The abnormally violent gale stirred up
n heavy sea and tho danger predictions,
Indicated by the storm warnings that had
been flying since early morning, wero
Tho gale, which started blowing at 13
miles an hour this morning, drove ashore
tho steamship Great Northern of the Pa
cific Mail Line off Fort Mlfllln. The craft
was launched at the William Cramp
Ship and Engine Building Company
some time ago and started for tho Phila
delphia Navy Yard at 8 o'clock today,
where sho was to have been drydocked
The huge vessel lay on the sand bars
where she had been blown until 10 30,
when she was dislodged by the rising
Pefore the storm had become a furious
gale the Italian liner Ancona. from Genoa,
Naples, Palermo, via New York, passed
up the river and docked at Vine street
liaising if the American flag on the
Gorman tank steamship Pennoll and the
ofllclal recognition of the vessel under
her new name, Gargoyle, scheduled for
noon, had to be postponed until Mon
day at noon, because the wind prevented
the shitting of the tanker from. Cramp's
to the Atlantic Reflnlng Company's wharf
at Point Breeze.
When it became apparent that old
father Winter was In earnest and there
might be a genuine snowfall, the joy of
the irrepressible small boy knew no
bounds. Sleds were hauled up from the
cellar and their runners carefully oiled,
the cherished rubber boots pulled down
from the hook In the closet, mittens
darned and every preparation made.
But small boys wero not the only Joy
ous ones. The man who sella overcoats
had a large grin on his face at the pros
pect of at last attracting to his store
the procrastinating purchaser. Hardware
dealers all over the city placed in promi
nent positions the dusky stock of snow
shbvels and heavy brooms.
Although the casual pedestrian rather
welcomed the disagreeable weather out
side as at least presaging seasonable
weather, the numerous Santa Claus' and
Salvation Army workers heaved a sigh,
for It meant that their work, at no time
pleasant, would be, for the time at least,
even more uncomfortable.
CAPTAIK WASHED ASHOBE
Two of His Crew Drowned "When
Schooner Is Wrecked.
NBWPOHT NHWS. Va., Dec 5. Tho
schooner William Donnelly was blown
ashore here last night. The captain, J.
II. Phillips, was washed ashore on a
hatch. Two members of the crew were
drowned. The Donnelly (s a total loss.
It was bound for Hampton, Va., loaded
Schooner, Ashore, in Grave Danger
NANTUOKHfT, Mass,, Dec B. A six
mast aehooner was reported alhora this
afternoon off Tuokerouok Island, south
west of Nantueket. The ship was said
to be in great dagger because of heavy
seas and a nertheast storm- The wreak
ing tug Tusofl was sent to her assistance
fresn New Londen, Qgnn,
7ell Dead Walking Upstairs
Prank Dtngter, 5T years old. or MU
North 1Kb street, felt dead wbue going
up tne stair of tfe Usury Shelf box fac
tory, at Stb street and CoiumMs. avenue,
where he had Veen employed tor maay
?eM Datn wa tfu w bun ttttut.
Twelve-year-old boy who gave
13,000 OHIO MINERS'
FACE EVICTION WITH
Operators Will Meet on
Monday to Issue Ultima
tum Men Threaten to
- Resist Order.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec E. Actual
war In tho Ohio mlno region loomed as
a strong possibility today following tho
falluro of tho conference of miners am
operators here yesterday to reach an
agreement by which tho eight months'
strike should be terminated. In fact,
conditions In Colorado may bo reflected
The operators today were contem
plating reopening the mines with non
union labor, Tho miners were planning
to oppose such a movement to the very
The operators have called a meeting
following the failure of yesterday's con
ference, and they plan to serve legal no
tice on the union miners occupying their
houses that they must move out at once
and pay back rent. This move to evict
in midwinter the 13,000 mlneri who are
already facing starvation, and whose
families are in rags after eight months'
Idleness, means a new crisis, compared
with which the forme- situation has been
That the miners' organization will go to
extreme lengths to prevent nonunion
operation of, the workings and eviction of
the suffering miners was Indicated in a
statement of Charles Albasln, president
of Bubdistrlct No. 8, before he left the
The operators have withdrawn all of
fers to the miners since the break-up of
yesterday's conference. They say they
cannot pay more than is paid in the com
petitive field of Pennsylvania.
R0SEM0NT OFFICER KILLED
AFTER FAMILY CELEBRATION
Samuel drear Met Death Attempting
to Board Train.
Members of the family of Policeman
Samuel Grear, of nosemont, were grlef
strlcken today on learning that he had
been killed last night by an inbound
Pennsylvania train after a little family
celebration In honor of his wife's birth
day. Grear was to report at Merlon station
at 7 o'clock last night. When he failed
to, do so. Captain of Police Donaghy
started a search. While the search was
in progress the engineer of an inbound
train -saw a body along the tracks near
Bosemont station. It proved to be that
of Grear. It is believed the policeman
arrived at Bosemont station just as tbf
train was leaving, tried to board it on a
run, and was thrown oft
His light arm was out oft and bis neek
broken. The body was taken to an un
dertaking establishment at Ardmore. In
addition to his widow, be is survived by
Shortly before Grear met his death Bd
ward Geekln, employed as a signal fitter
by the Pennsylvania Railroad, was run
over tuid killed as he was alighting from
a train at Faoll station. He lived at
fH3 Harris street, Ilarrisburg.
SAILOR'S BODY ON LIFE BUOY
Vlatlm. of CblH Naval Battle Found
SANTIAGO. QMU. Dee, tV-Sbe flfet re
part of tho dUoevery at the body f oqy
f the British saUes or &eer wbe wefe
lest when the entlsen Soed Hoe and
Monmouth we destroyed by the Ger
otan fleet reached nero today.
The senooner Gavlots. reported that i
isUes south of Vahyarttuio she iuuud a
portton of the body ui s Siiuai. smtot
fleUas a m. Ut tauy ttm ma to-Un
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FATHER AND INVALID SON
TAKEN FROM ROOF AT FIRE
Crowd Cheers as Firemen Carry Fair
Down Ladders to Safety.
Two hundred persons today saw a
father and his Invalid son rescued from
tho roof of a burning dwelling at 001
Hoffman street Firemen of Engine Com
pany No, 10 effected the rescues.
Samuel Prnwolosky, 6 years old, was
left in the kitchen of his home. He
played with matches and Ignited the wall
paper. When the firemen came the first
floor was In flames.
Tho boy's father, who was nearby, hur
ried home. Ho rushed Into the burning
house, seized his non In his arms and
dashed to the roof. He was about to
leap when several firemen mounted lad
ders and rescued tho pair as the crowd
DISCIPLINE AT FIRE;
SAVE 32 CHILDREN
Dress Little Ones and Lead
Them Out When Smoke
From Blazing Factory
Discipline, enforced by three women,
paved 32 children whoso nges rango from
S to 12 years from being overcome by
smoke or hurt In a panic when Are from
la burning factory building niled tho Shel-
kvi jl iuu iuuiik uuincns uiiiuii, in mu
rear of 433 Monroo street, with dense
volumes of smoko at 7 o'clock this morn
ing. A dozen families were driven from their
homes surrounding the factory building,
ono fireman wns overcome, ono was hurt,
trafllc was blocked on 4th and 5th streets
for mora than half an hour and a loss of
$15,000 was caused by tho blaze. Firemen
by quick work prevented It from spread
ing to the Shelter and to adjacent dwell
ings. Tho fireman overcome Is Charles Mich
nets, of Englno Company No. 3. Zd and
Queen streets. Ho 'was revived in the
street in front of the burning building by
an ambulance Burgeon, and Insisted on
returning to his work. Several other fire
men nnd policemen wero forced back from
the building by the choking fumes.
The flro wns discovered about 7 o'clock
by 11-year-old Albert Gold, an Inmate of
the Shelter. Ho looked through a win
dow and saw flames coming from the
third floor of the factory building, wjilch
adjoins the Shelter In the rear of build
ings on Monroe street, and is reached
through a wide alley. Gold notified Mrs.
Mary Dolan. the matron. A moment later
windows on an noon-oi-ino-iacioryw-re
broken by the heat and smoko began to
filter Into the Shelter.
Mrs. Dolan kept her head. She aroused
Miss Rose Foreman and Miss Helen
Furey, assistant workers In the Shelter
nnd together they went thrdugh the build
ing arousing and dressing the children.
Some of the little tots were so terror.
Concluded on I'age Two
Notifies the State Depart
ment of Alleged Inten
tion. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-Reports from
Mexico that Carransa has declared his
Intention to destroy all British-owned
railroads were laid before the State De
partment this afternoon by Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, the British Ambassador.
Both railroads between Vera Cruz and
Mexico City are British owned.
Information that Carranza had seized
British cotton shipments destined to in
terior points in Mexico was also sub
mitted by tbe British Ambassador. These
advices came from Charge Hohler, the
British dlplomatio representative in Mex
ico City, It was denied at the British
Embassy today that the British Gov
ernment has declared its Intentions of
refusing to recognize Villa If he be
comes head of the Mexican Government
General Maytorena has offered to sur
render to General Hill and stop fighting
at Naco. according to unofficial advices
td Constitutionalists here today. May
torena's conditions are that amnesty be
given to those who supported him and
that his staff and civil officers be per
mitted to leave the State within three
Other advices said the Carranza. gar
rison at Panuco revolted beeauseTthe men
believed tbe eemroander was a Villa sym
pathizer. General CaWlaro sent the com
mander, Benlges, back to suppress the
revolt, which he did.
Advlees declared also that Villa's forces
In Lower California were surprised by
Carranza followers and HO of Villa's
OVATION FOR ADMIRAL KAT0
in i ii i m
Tokio Honors Japanese Commander
of Tsipg-Tao Campaign.
TOKIO. Dec 6.
Vice Ad0r4 9osMahuro Kai. eem
maader of the Japes fleet which car
ried am tbe ave) npenvtians ageJiMt tfce
aerpaa at Tutag-Tiw. aesved here
today wad ?eeive4 a geat ovtten,
AM the street were hung with gags.
Viae Adintwi Kate was reeetved ta audi
ace by stops? Yoehohlto. who con
gratulated him UMn th work of hu
fMNKSXA. IWl4u Obtains tttM.
MET BY STORM
Prominent Citizens of Frank
ford and Kensington De
clare War on Councilman's
Measuro'8 Failure to Abolish Ex
changes Augments Public's
Distrust Protest Meetings
The people of Frnnkford and Kensing
ton will not countenance the Costello tran
sit bill which, without mincing words.
they declare is a woeful subterfuge to
block tho plans of Director Taylor. They
declaro further that Common Councilman
Costello's ordinance would double the
value of hfs 'privato realty holdings and
finally that his bill docs not' represent
the Bentlment of tho peopla of Frankford
or the, northeast. A number of prominent
residents of tho section hnve asked the
question, "Who does Costello represent
by such an ordinance?"
In order to convince Mr. Costello and
those back of his ''hold-up transit bill,"
as the measure has been christened, that
tho people of the northeast will not coun
tenance his measure, a moss-meeting of
protest will bs held at Schroedcr's Hall,
Kensington avenue and Cumberland
street, next Wednesday night and in
other is being arranged for Frankford
later in tho week.
LEADING CITIZEN'S TO FIGHT.
Tho men who expressed their views on
tho Costello bill represent the leading
citizenship of the northeast For years
they have been striving to obtain for
tho community adequate transit facil
ities, and now declare they will not be
sidetracked by political Jugglers.
Mr. Costello's excuse that by his bill
he wants to Improve- the conditions of the
people of Frankford was called asslnine
by these citizens. They pointed out that
Director Taylor's plans would be ready
the first of the year and that actual con
struction work would start as soon as
Councils gave the word.
Many asserted, furthermore, that the
Costello scheme would hold up transtt
development in other sections apd would
only guarantee transportation" between
Frankford and the business section. As
an illustration of Its futility, hundreds
of Frankford residents work In the
League Island Navy Yard and they would
bo obliged to proceed to their employment
by a slow surface car after riding to
Market street on tho elevated line.
The falluro to guarantee the abolition
of exchange tickets Is the final blow
which knocks the Costello bill out of all
consideration In Frankford, If Mr. Cos
tello is In harmony with Director Taylor,
as he claims, many citizens wanted to
know why he introduced an ordinance
without consulting the Director and
which he knew would cause complications
if It were considered seriously.
MR. SHEPPARD FOR TAYLOR PLAN.
Robert L. Bheppard, a prominent busi
ness man of FrarVord. who presided at
the rapid transit mass-meeting addressed'
by Director Taylor, said: "I would like
to see the Taylor plans go through and
tho work started. There Is no question
about the Director meaning business on
this question, and the sentiment at the
meeting showed the people are with hlra."
"There i a nigger In the woodpile," said
John A, Qulnn, a business man of Ml
Unity otreet. "The Costello plan says
nothing about the abolition, of exchange
tickets, and It's too Indefinite, The people
here are for Taylor, They appreciated his
coming up here to explain the proposed
Concluded on Fag Two
GOVERNMENT MAY SUE
U. G. I. AS MONOPOLY
Federal Agents Investigating Cor
poration Under Bhennan Law.
Investigation Into tbe affairs of the
United Gas Improvement Company by
agents of the Repartment of Justice has
virtually been completed and may result
In a suit against the company for alleged
violations of the Sherman anti-trust law.
according to dispatches from Washington.
The report of the special Investigators
has been in the hands of Assistant United
States Attorney General Todd for several
weeks, and recently the case has been
taken up by the Attorney General
The suit. If broujfht, wlU involve an Im
portant new Interpretation of the Bher.
man law, In that the monopoly, which
the Government may seek to show exists,
provides light, heat and pdyer. The At
torney General and his advisers have been
deliberating for some weeks on whether
there could be interstate commerce in
light. It has been decided that there may
be such a monopoly,
AUTO, UPSET, ABANDONED
Police Pall to Pind Owner of Ca?
Pound in Broad Street.
A big touring ear lying on tts side was
found In Broad street below Diamnud
early this merulag by Poncewan iatn,
of the $th a,jw!'Bk street station, and
efforts are being made by the pottos W
And. te owner.
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