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1M ORDINANCE
AND CITY BUDGETS
IN COUNCILS TODAY
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fesgiassaEe ut x-m -uuiuia&uiu
'Borrowing of $11,300,000
on Calendar With' Interest
Rate Measure.
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it The ordinance authorising the negotla-
ii'.'ltnn of tlfe sil.3Cio.uoo loan is on tne cai-
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','., today. Twenty-six departmental appro
".'' nrlallert tills for 1915 will be presented
ibr action at today's sessions.
" The ordlnanco to Increase the rate of
Vt- Interest on olty funds on deposit at the
''". lanka from 2 to 254 per cnt Is also on
"v'tb calendar of Common Council with a
hfimber of other bills including ft trans
"J fef. Ml to provide funds for operating
s't'hB city departments until January 1.
Common Ctfuncll" had two sessions, a
- ' ispoclat meeting at 1 o'clock and a stated
; .meeting at J, Select Council met at
$ o'clock.
' - It Is expected that the 111,300,000 loan
measure will be passed without obstruc
, ilon In Common Counoll today. It will
jf- ' then lie over until tho next stated -meet
' lhg"of Select Council for passage In that
' branch. A stated meeting of Select Coun
' ell nes week will terminate legislative
actio on the authorization of the loan,
. Appropriation bills have already been
introduced covering tho work In the tran--?Rlt
department under the loan for con
' tracts In the Departments of Public
Works and Safety. Favorable recom
mendation tit these appropriation bills by
' tho Finance Committee will place them
on the calendar for passage and provide
work for hundreds of men In the early
aprlng.
The appropriations recommended by tho
Finance Committee for the various city
departments 'during- 1915. compared with
the total amounts appropriated during
19H, are shown In the following table:
i Approprl- nocam-
ated. mended.
Departments, li4. 1015.
Mayor UTO.TJO H7.rS0
City CommfiJonr 1.U1MH l.rMft.iWi
Park Commissioner! T2.1.03I 04T,imi
, City Treasurer no,4T 01.30.1
City Trtae., Oxol charges. B.341,u42 8,027,313
PUDUC SAFETY.
" Director flT.Ntt M,f0
, nuniau Tollca 4.42.4,49.1 4,03,B7
Bureau Fire l,a.in.T l.smi.MT
Bureau Correction . 10fl,(ll 103,404
-' Uureau Electrical 1.040.T4O 1,641,63(1
Bureau Boiler Infraction. . M,io 2S,ain
Murcau Bulldinjr Inspection M.soo 70..1OO
Bureau Elevator lnapectlon 37,035 37.133
PUBLIC WORKS.
liirector'e ortlce 48,04.1 41,403
Bureau Qsa 10,000 10,000
Bureau I-laMlng , 50.1.rcU tsM.vOi
, Bureau Hiehwaya 3,7.M8 3.4M.T7S
Bureau Hurveya 4S,oou 4,H.10
Bureau Water l.IQIS.Dtfl 1.IM.H12
Bureau City Property .... 0.10.012 471.110
HEALTH ANO CHAItlTT.
blrector ns,Mn 2r,ivio
'v Bureau Health , 410.2. 412,019
.Bureau Charities Mi.imw Kll.ini
TVharvee. Dochs and Ferrlaa 1S2,B!H lai.nro
- Crtr Transit 2I.1.M0 2S4.M0
Buppllta 2,012,020 2,OS3,GS5
PHILADELPHIAN TO EXPOSE
BOX-BOARD PAPER TRUST
Henry Hoffman Will Be Principal
. "Witness Boforo federal Jury.
-l-JEVk' YOniC, Pe,c, 8, Interest In the
""f. "'Government Investigation Into trio worlt-
. Ings of the so-called Box-board Paper
Trust today centred in the prospective
. testimony of Henry Hoffman, an Inde-
pendent manufacturer of Philadelphia,
-who Is expected to give testimony of a
most Important character before a Fed
ral Grand Jury.
STOPS XMAS TREE SALE
Suspicious Policeman Arrests Curb
Merchant in West Philadelphia.
' Charles Kelly, C7 years old, who has no
permanent residence, lost his Job as a
fchrlatmas tree salesman yesterday al
most as quick as he got It, and landed In
the police station of the Mth and Pine
streets station after Policeman Hesse
saw him attempt to make a deal for a
tree with a man at the corner of 60th
arid Spruce street. He was arraigned
before Magistrate Harris In the 32d and
Woodland avenue station and held under
300 ball for a. further hearing.
It was testified this morning that Kelly
took his stand at 60th and Spruce beside
a, group of Christmas trs and started
to talk business when a street car man
approached. The policeman watched
Kelly as he explained the beauties of the
tree.
When Kelly, who was fllled with prema
ture ChHitma liquor attempted to cut
the ropes that held the tree to a telegraph
pole, after making the sale, the police
man Interferred and placed him under
arrest. He said he was employed by
Marry Pricke, 6Q09 Spruce street, the
-owner of the trees, and denied that he
.was trying to steal one. Owing to
Icke's absence, the cue was Doatooned
Stll tomorrow.
THE WEATHER
Officii! Forecast
WASHINGTON, Dsc A
ror Eastern Pennsylvania and New
Jray Kair tonight and Wednesday,
colder tonight; f.reh west winds.
Tfce eastern storm has moved down the
Bt. tAwrsna? Valley and ta passing out
of the new of observation this morning
It U being followed by a cold area that
aread over tn UKe region and the
Ohio Valley last night and reaohed the
Atantto coast early this mornlnr. How
aw. its -full force ha not been felt along
the AtUntlo slope, as yet and It may be
expected to reduce the temperatures 10
dSsree or more tonight High haroma
tar prevaUa over the greater portion of
inn ooumry una mornwg ana toe tem
SAtue are generally below the normal
Jrt all districts tbja. side of the Rooky
ifoantalns, although a lejattjon to warmer
U reported from the Plilfii, states.
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SLUR IN ORDINANCE PROVISO
Declares Insinuation Against Ad
ministration Unwarranted.
A proviso attached to an appropriation
ordlnanco regarding the purchase of ma
terlals for the city aroused the Indigna
tion of Mayor Blankenburg, who, in a.
message to Councils today, resented the
veiled insinuation In the measure against
the present Administration.
tt Is recommended In the proviso that
the city, whenever possible, shall Invite
bids from Philadelphia firms whose ptants
are located In. the city, and that a
schedule of such bids and awards, certi
fied by the Finance Committee, shall be
sent to the City Controller before he shall
Ign any warrants.
The JInyor declared the proviso was
unwartanted and unreasonable, and with
his message returned an opinion from the
City Solicitor, who declared the proviso
Illegal,
The aMyor said It was a mystery why
Councils took such action. He called at
tention to the fact that all contracts wore
awarded to Philadelphia firms whenever
the Administration was Justified In doing
so. tie declared that to try to make a
committee of Councils a supervising force
over administrative functions was with
out precedent.
The Mayor said there never was a
breath of scandal against any of the offi
cials appointed by him. It might not
have been amiss, he suggested, If, under
the previous administration, such a pro
viso, If lawful, had been Inserted .In the
ordinance.
On hearing 'the Mayor's message Chair
man John P. Connelly, of tho Finance
Committee, defended tho proviso. He
said it was Inserted to take care of Phil
adelphia and Its manufacturers in accord
ance with the "Made In America" Idea.
THREE BILLS VETOED
BY BLANKENBURG
Mayor in Message Points Out Defi
ciencies. Mayor Blankenburg vetoed three bills,
Including one providing regular per diem
employes be nald for vacations, legal holi
days and abaenco from employment when
suffering from Injuries, sickness "or dis
ability of any kind whatsover.'
In a message to Councils the Mayor
pointed out he had previously requested
that this bill be amended. He objected
to the bill In its present form because It
did not allow sufficient discretion and
supervision of cmnloyos by administra
tive officers, and would therefore not pre
vent unscrupulous employes irom maKing
unjust claims upon the city.
The Mayor also vetoed an ordinance
providing that Patrick J. Whelan and
James T. Whelan be released from In
demnifying the city from all damages for
the placing on the city plan and the
subsequent opening of Marshall street
from Dunconnon avenue to Llndlcy ave
nue. The Mayor sent Councils a report
from the Chief Engineer of the Bureau
of Surveys, In which It was pointed out
that tho brothers mentioned agreed to
Indemnify the city against all damages
which might arise from placing the street
on tho plan, and the Chief Engineer con
tended that to relieve them would make
the city responsible for considerable
damages.
REMOVAL OF STATS
COMMISSION ASKED
Continued from Page One
by the Public Service Commission or any
commissioner other than those of No
vember 27th, 1014, and of December 10th
and 11th, 1914.
3. That It has been publicly admitted
by Commissioner Emory It. Johnson that
the aforesaid Itespendent Railroads were
notified in advance, by 'tli'd Commission
or one of Its members, or someone repre
senting them, with their knowledge and
consent, of the finding, determination and
final order of the aforesaid Commission
rendered In the said complaint No. 31S,
prior to the public proclamation of the
same, or service of the same upon the
Respondent Railroads by the marshal!
or his deupty, at or about 4 p. m., Decem
ber K. 1914.
DIXON INTERVIEW ADMITTED.
4. That the said Commissioner Emory
R. Johnson has publicly admitted that
ono George Dallas Dixon, a vice presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, did have an Interview, Interviews,
hearing or hearings with the sajd commis
sion, or Individual commissioners between
November 27, 1314, and December 12. 1914,
all prior to the rendition of the finding,
determination and final order of the said
commission and without the knowledge or
consent of the complainants or their
counsel, or without having given notice
of the said Interviews or hearings to
either or any of them.
That the aforesaid admissions of
Commissioner Emory ' R. Johnson have
been circulated by the public press, and
generally known, and brought to the at
tention of each and every member of the
bald commission, and that no denial has
been made by all or any of them that
the aforesaid Interviews or hearings be
tween the commission or any of Its In
dividual commissioners and representa
tives of tha said railroads, were held.
REQUEST TO V. S. COMMISSION.
. That on Dec.iiiW 4, 1311, the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company dld mall to'
the Interstate Commerce Commission at
Washington, D. C a request to reissue
and supplement tariffs; first, so as to
modify 60-trlp tickets to be Issued for 30
days from date of Issue Instead of calen
dar month; second, to restore 100-trlp
tickets basis 1H cents per mile, KMrlp
tickets pasU 1 cents per mile for bearer
or peruana accompanying htm or her, ISO
trip tickets to be Issued for three months
from date of Issue Instead of three calen
dar months; and third, to modify S(-trlp
tickets to be lksued for 30 day from date
of Issue Instead of calendar month. That
the said request was received by the In
terstate Commerce Commlaalon at its
office, Irt Waahlngtou, p. C, ou December
f, Jilt, and that on December 10. 1911, the
Interstate Commerce Commission Issued
Its special permission No. 39,413, granting
the said Pennsylvania .Railroad Company
authority to lue these schedule on the
basts a above requested, with the pro
viso that the same.b not made sffeetlva
earlier than Decembar 15,' 19H, upon three
days' notice to the said Interstate Com
merce Commission-
That In the forenoon of December 1J,
lilt, the Pennsylvania 'Railroad Company
filed conies of schedules counted topa
the aforesaid pass with the said Inte
state Commeroc Commlssten la the olty
of Washington, D. C.
SCJJWBULBS COINCIDE.
Tbat on or about 4 p. .. December it,
UU, the tJerauuaalottera aforesaid named
did hand down and publicly aaaoupotd as
air anal order of the said OomUon,
adjustment, nmllog and Meriatflli
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' Tenth. Coffee and bread are furnished to applicants free. The lower picture shows the free sleeping quar
ters with homeless men thick on the floor. Before the rooms were opened last night, the lodgers were
addressed by Anthony J. Drexel Biddle.
STARVE ALBION "
GERMAN THREAT
Continued from Iage One
in tho East nhd 'revanche' Idea In the
West as his means." v
SCORES BRITAIN'S ALLIES.
"England thereupon formed on alliance
with the yellow race In the Orient, with
Russian barbarians in tho East, and In
the West with tho French, who were un
able to shake themselves loose from the
obsession of tho 'revanche.' Thus lo
cated between the walls' of pan-Slavism
on one side and the 'revanche' on the
other side, and with England dominating
tho sea. Germany Was to be crushed and
put back Into the place assigned to It by
England. With these means England set
out to destroy or crush Germany and all
that Germany stands for. and It bus the
audacity to proclaim throughout the
world that In crushing Germany It and Its
allies. Russian Tartars, Japanese, Hin
du?, Senegalese. Turcos and all the rest,
are lighting for the holiest and highest
Idiols or civilization. Does the world
really believe that?"
"The Impression has gone abrood, I
remarked, "that German militarism
helped to bring on the war,"
"Yes. that's England's cry," retorted
the admiral. "Our militarism they ac
cuse, but what about lla navallsm and
marlnelsm. which for years has made
claims to a monopoly of authority on the
water? There la no militarism with us,
unless you call universal sorvlce by that
title: and that la merely the defensive de
velopment which has resulted from Ger
many having been the trampling ground
of the European nations for hundreds or
years. In 200 years France has declared
war on Germany 30 times. I say univer
sal service makes for peace, not for war,
UNITED STATES VERSUS JAPAN,
"What are your excellency's views as
regards the Japaneeo problem?" I asked.
"That la for you! That Is what you
Americans will have to face ..and meet
and we will be the onlookers."
On this Admiral von TlrplU straight
ened up. His finger pointed straight at
me as he said quietly: "I meant mat n
Jest about our being onlookers. That
would depend on circumstances. One
thing I will nay-qermany win never
abandon the while race. Japan will make
China a vassal and will militarise its,
millions. Then It will be for your coun
try to look out! Admiral Togo ones said
to a Eurpean. 'Next Will come a general
European war, then will come a great
war In which my raoe "1 bB aalnst
yours.' "
England's act In bringing In the Jap
anese, Von TirpiU points to be.hlgh trea
son to the white race. It Is explicable
to hlra that Americans can view with
apparent Indifference Japanese activity
In the Facinc and their apparent Inability
for foresee grave possibilities arising In
the near future. He spoks In a tone of
deep sadness, bordering on bitterness, as
he dwelt upon the attitude of America
toward the war- The reported antl-Oar-man
sentiment in America, he said, ha
could not understand, and added, ''We
jait ask the Atnertean people to be fetr
that I ali-a fair to us as to the others."
PHAJSB3 UN1TBD STATES NAVY.
Admiral von TirpiU paid a high tribute
to the American navy, which he declared
was the quantitative sod qualitative su
perior to th Japanese navy.
"Ship for ship, man for man," he said,
"I ebaslder the ,i.mlean navy outclasses:
that of the Japanese; in fact, I doubt
if It ii surpassed by that of any nation.
Your navy has kept well in view the
bjet and puri04e (or which it was
Uttllt."
RtturalPS to the attfefeat of the pretest
vrar, I asked how long it might be ex
pasted to last
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BRFAD LINE AT INASMUCH
"If you mean an Inclination In England
to accept nn early or easily adjusted
peace, I am not optimistic at this time."
Answering my question without defining
his own, Von Tlrpltz exclaimed!
"No, I am not ono of those."
"Than I tako It Germany does not want
to carry tho war to tho bitter extreme,
or 'to the hilt.' "
"Certainly It Is not our desire or wish,,
but If England Insists upon fighting the
war to tho hilt we will be there." ,
"What affect will Lord Kitchener's new
army have on the, war?"
"We are .not worried about Lord Kitch
ener's million. Wo still havo several mil
lions, or fine, physically fit men to draw
tipon, ir necessary, ar)d if wo take those
not quite 'up to our regular standard we
cun put situ more millions Into tile field.
That wo will fight to the last, if neces
sary, I think tho world no longer doubts."
"Nothing has been heard from the Zep
pelins lately, your excellency. Hriw have
they proved themselves an effective arm
for tho navy In this war?"
"Personally," replied the Admiral, "I
am of tho opinion that the heavier type,
of the heavler-than-alr machines Is
splendidly adapted for marine purposes,
but for carrying large weights over a
long dUtance the Zeppelins are, of course,
superior."
Discussing the work of the submarines,
I asked If one of the lessons of the'war
was that dreadnoughts have been ren
dered obsolete.
SUBMARINE PROWESS.
"It would be difficult, at this stage to
draw conclusions." replied the Admiral.
"That submarines are a new and potent
r In naval warfare Is unquestionable,
.uccesa so far, however, hardly Jus
tifies the conclusion that big ahlps have
become obsolete. We have always figured
that submarines could not stay out more
than three days on account of. the men
becoming exhausted. We now learn that
the larger typos have cruised clear
around England and often remained out
for 14 days. This Is accomplished by
going down In shallow and quiet water,
settling on the bottom and staying there
while the men get their required sleep."
"Will your fleet give the English fleet
battle?" I Inquired.
"If the English give us the oppor
tunity, certainly," said tho Admiral, "but
It cannot be expected that our .fleet,
numerically one-third that of England,
will Itself offer cattle, especially In view
of stilt other military disadvantages. So
far as we know (he English dreadnought
fleet la still hidden on the west side of
England, In the Irish Sea."
"Is there any truth In the reports that
an invasion of England by Zeppelins la
being prepared?"
"I believe that submarine warfare
against the enemy's merchant ships would
be more effective," was the lndireet an
swer. BLOCKADE OF ENGLAND.
At this moment Count Tlsxa, ilungarlan
Premier, who had been visiting with the
Kalsen was announced and my Inter
view was brought to a close. Admiral
von TltplU had talked with an openness
and frapknese which had "astonished
Among the Impressions J carried away
was tbat von Ttrpltx advocates what
would virtually be a submarine blockade
of England, ana mat ne coniempiaies
torpedoing several merchant ships, with
the result that others would not venture
to approach that country, wWoh wpuld
thus be bottled up and starved. I be
lieve also tbat von Tlrplts Is not one
of those who clamor for the complete
eruahtnar of England (eVen If Wsslble).
and I doubt whether be aeMider. It pos
sible. I gather that he U onpoild ta
an aerla)' Invasion of England, or an
attaak upon London from the iky, esaept
as a last resort aad that In his optejou
SSeDBtMns so far have not waved them
selves without strong rivals as a navy
arm In the heavier type of hydtupUaw.
It appears to me that he aonetden a
war between Japan and the Uhita4 States
an alwost aartiln deloprnt of; the
preswt altuajlon in the Fur Seat.
But tjat inert may be no. mlyndr
6Utt4ur, l Buet ay that Jf f
hikW my own ImpreashMMi km dfcduc-
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MISSION FOR COFFEE AND PLACE TO
PROHIBITION VOTE
KEENLY AWAITED
Continued from Tagc One
that ho Intended to vote for tho rule but
against the resolution.
Following the adoption of the rule, Rep
resentative Hobson addressed the House
In favor of natton-wldo prohibition.
Mr. Hobson prefaced his argument with
the biblical text. "And ye shall know
the truth and the truth shall mako you
free." He asserted that "this resolution
placed squarely before Congress tho
greatest question and tho most difficult
problem that has confronted Congress
and our people since slavery." .
ATTACKS "LIQUOR TRUST."
Mr. Hobson attacked tho 1'llqUor trust"
bitterly, saying, -"A few thousand brew
ers and distillers making up the organi
zation composing the great liquor trust
have a monopoly of the supply and are
able to collect $3,300,000,000 of cosh from
the 'American people every year.
"Labor unions ought to realize that
liquor la their deadliest enemy. Liquor
causes the premature death of about
700,000 Americans .every year. Liquor cor
rupts elections, blights our free Institu
tion and brings about the downfall of
republics. Liquor Is more destructive in
America than universal war In Europe."
Following his speech, Mr. Hobson re
ceived a bunch of mistletoe from a fair
anti-saloon leader, who listened to his
speech from the reserved ffallery, Mr.
Hobson placed tho decoration on his desk
next to a large pile of books, where It re
mained throughout the debate.
Representative Underwood opposed the
resolution on the ground that It would rob
the States of their Jurisdiction over police
matters and local selNgpvernment and
concentrate the power of all government
herd at Washington.
Representative Llnthlcum, of Maryland,
announced that he was not opposed to a
vote on the Issue, but that prohibition
was a matter belonging to the States, and
he Intended to vote against the Hobson
resolution. ,
GEORGIAN FOR PROHIBITION.
Representative Adamson, of Georgia,
favored State prohibition, rather than
Federal prohibition, "If this Is a ques
tion of the "wets' against the 'drys,'"
he added, "then I am against the barroom
and damnation, and for prohibition and
salvation."
ASKS LIOENSE, PETS PINE
Han Seeking Bequest to Sell Liquor
Pays 810 for-Intoxication. '
Earnest Stenburp- applied to Judge
Boyte In the Camden County CaurUtoday
for a lloense to dispense' liquor In Voor
hees Township, Camden County. Instead
of being granted the license the man was
fined by the Judge for blng Intoxicated
and hi lawyer, William Rex, Jr., was
severely reprimanded.
When the case was called Stenburg
sfaggered up to Judge Boyle's desk
Realizltiff tha man' condition tha 3ude
said:
"I will not only refuse the license, but
I fine you IM and posts for being ln
roxlsftttd. And to your Lawyer, I wish to
state that I trust he will refrain from
bringing clients la your condition into
this oeurt again."
ISTNOHINQ: HOE DOWNS KEOBO
i IS i" i
Victim Wa Accused of Biting Off
"vyhite Man' Chip.
HWMmiB. "I- D. .-A mob
ieptTofn Smith, a Negro, now the m
Jail today, drove him faar Ka to a
genu be ta a creek, ila a iek arnJ
Ms (k and tnraw bin ba.
SotHii was MM ms a charge ef MyMm
Sue Win o Job sting's ikis ta a Sjht
Wag la xtaatea- and a wfeu saan.
SaiiMAA Sna tjj Offer Abroad
BSUftaT, Intaad. Dec. K.-TM Can.
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t iijewHPBaear " aip
475 MEN IN BREAD LINE
Receive Food and Coffee at Inasmuch
Mission,
Four hundred and seventy-five hungry
men stood In tho "bread line" at the
InasmUoh Mission, Locust street near
10th, this morning and wero .fed with
broad and coffee.
Anthony J. Drexel Blddlo addressed 030
men who crowded tho chapel and dining
room of tho Mission last night and do
sorlbcd his own conversion six years ago.
As those members of his audience wero
passing Into tho freo sleeping quarters of
the Mission for tho night, Mr. Blddlo gave
them cigars,
DIRECTOR HARTE REQUESTS
TOYS FOR SICK CHILDREN
Appeals to Department Stores to
Sond Discarded Playthings.
Director llattc, of tho Department of
Health and Charities, has requested the
department stores to send discarded toys
from their Christmas counters to the
Municipal Hospital for Contagious
Diseases una" thus brighten the Christmas
of tho youngsters suffering from scarlet
fever and diphtheria.
There nre nbout 100 children ,ln tho
Municipal Hospltat nt present Isolated be
cause .'of contagious diseases from their
parents and companions. Director Harte,
In his appeal for toys for tho children,
points out that In past years thei depart
ment stores havo been very generous.
The toys nro not taken from the hos
pital, but are either disinfected or de
stroyed, according to the director
ROBS. POLICEMAN IN STATION
Thief Takes Bluecoat's Christmas
Gloves Out of His Pocket,
A thlof, who robbed a policeman In a
police station white a magistrate was
holding court, has aroused the wrath of
the bluceoats of 61st and Thompson
streets.
Policeman McLaughlin Is especially
anxious to find the culprit. Ho received a
pair of white gloves from his sister as a
Christmas gift and showed them' to the
other policemen.
Ho hung his coat on a hook. The
gloves were In a pocket. When he donned
the coat again the gloves were missing,
LOSES $100 THEN HIT BY AXITO
Mrs. Thomas, of Qermnntown, Hurt
While Looking for Handbag.
Trouble came In two-fold" form today
to Mrs. Henrietta Thomas, of 222 West
Rlttenhouso strcot, as she was about to
go on a shopping tour. She lost her hand
bag containing 1100 and Jewelry while in
a dernantown avenue store, .and on
orosslng Chelten avenue near Price street,
to look for it, was struck by an auto
moblla and knocked down.
Bhe .was attended by Dr, James If. Clos
ser, of 603 West Chelten avenue, and later
sent to the Germantown Hospital, She
was badly cut and bruised. - The driver
of the car, James G. McMulten, of 1623
North 9th street, was arrested and held
In JIOO ball by Magistrate Penoook.
President to Nome Postmasters
WASHINGTON, Dec 22.-PresIdent Wll
sun Is 'expected to vend the names of 39
New York postmasters to the Senate for
confirmation late this afternoon or to
in&row. None, It was said, would be
pleasing to Senator 0"Gorman or to any
of the -Tammany element.
TODAY'S MABBIAGE LICENSES
Albert H Kehoraa. Ills Annln
Teraaa MailneUI, lilT 8. ljtu it.
Walter Youna law 'a? BaScrott
St.,
and
aad
Matthew McCeucb, S823 Manayunk ava.
and
LWIU .Turner, ,1417 IUdu .
Hf1? IA?u"i 1018 ..Christian at.,
Maria I'atana. 7&1 fl. Itih
J.nnU Archer. 1M0 .Thayer aL
Jumna It. King. League Island, alii
Agnes IV
Kelly. -ITW I'aaihaU at. i
John '. Wah. JIB Lombard at., and Ueitie
Baundera. 3waHtmor, Pa.
Qeorge Coleman. 1D30 V. Warsack at . ana
. Luey Pratt. 10 W. Waraoels sET
Jojeph irieg, league JlUnd, sod IMInrda A.
Yarrjrn. T Leagua at. " .
Nolan Morrla,. 1BJ3 Lombard at., and Ida
iiland. 1(B3 Iorabard at. ' " s'
Drnjamln Landeajbtrg, b3 N. sth at. and
"a iss?r m A,S!i a 81",,
Loula Buggjano,
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PIVOEOBS OBANIJEI)
Coust f Cwusnw iaa M 4 today
gantid divorce to tlwSsrT y
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Jamaa Brano. llunanMtu .. -
at., aad
FRANCE TO WAGE
MERCILESS WAR,
PREMIER STATES
abinet Chief Vows
French Vengeance
Against Germans in
Speech to Enthusiastic
Parliament.
PAIUS, Dee. 2t-The French doVem
ment haa only ono policy! that is the
prosecution of the war against barmany
until nbsolute victory has- been won,
Europe liberated and peace guaranteed
Premier Rene Vlvlanl set this forth In
emphatic fashion today, when the French
Senate and Chamber of Deputies met In
extraordinary session to tako stepi for
the successful waging of tha confllbt,
The speech of the Premier was Inter
rupted many limes by cheers, Among the
Senators and Deputies were many who
had returned from the front and attended
tho session In their uniforms. The seals
of those who have been killed In battlo
Were covered with flowers and mourn
ing Insignia.
Full responsibility for the war was
placed 'Upon Germany by the Premier,
and he declared It was clear to the
world. The Premier's speech wa:
"This communication Is not the cus
tomary declaration In which a Govern
ment which presents Itself for the first
tlirle before tho Parliament, defines Its
policy.
"At this hour It has no other policy
than a combat without mercy Until .the
definite "liberation of Europe shall be
guaranteed by a peace accomplished by
absolute victory."
"All tho documents published by the
nations Involved, and even the sensa
tional speech made yesterday at Rome by
ono of the most Illustrious representatives
of noble Italy, demonstrate that our ene
my, for a long time, has been determined
to attempt to use force.
"Any ono of these documents would be
sufllclcnt to make It clear to the world
that when, nt tho suggestion of the Brit
ish government, all the nations wero
asked to suspend their military prepara
tions and to begin negotiations nt Lon
don on 'July 31, 1911, France and Russia
adhered themselves to the project.
"At this moment peace would have been
preserved If the Germans In that supreme
hour h'd followed this Initiative.
"But tho Germans brought the situation
to a climax by abruptly declaring' war
against Russia on August 1. By this
action the resort to arms by nil the
nations became Inevitable.
"If Germany diplomatically sought
peace In Its very germ, It Is strange that
after more than' 40 years it Should have
pursued Its aim, which waa the efface
ment of France, In order to acquire for
herself the supromacy of theworld.
"AU the revelations are brought hefore
this tribunal of history. In which there
is no place for corruption, and let tt be
known fiat, In spite of their desire for
peace, France and Its allies will continue
this war to tho very end."
"The day of definite victory has not
yet come," continued the Premier. "We
must prepare our will and our courage
for the- task. This country rodst sub
scribe In advance to all the sacrifices,
Our allies know this, the nations dis
interested In the conflict know this, and
It la valfi that a campaign based upon
new lines Is made to suppress In .them
the sympathy which We have acquired,"
The .Premier declared that If Germany
had had any doubt as. to Franco con
tinuing tho war t would be removed hy
the fact that tho French Parliament had
been assembled after four months of con
flict to sny that tho French natlbn has
"today, as yesterday, and will havo to
morrow, only one cry, 'Victory'; only
one vision, 'Country'; only one Ideal,
Right.' "
'KLONDIKE QUEEN'S HUSBAND
TOLD PATHETIC WAR TALE
C. E. Carhoneau, Known Here, Held
in Now York for Observation.
C. K. Carboneau. believed to be the
Chat tea Edward Carboneau who Was ar
rested here several yrfars ago on the
churgo of "kidnapping" his sister-in-law,
Agnes Mulconrcy, from the Bellevue
Stratford, and who also figured In a sen
sational divorce suit brought by Ills wife,
Belinda Mulconrey, known as the "Queen
of the Klondike," has been sent to the
Bellevue Hospital in New York for ob
servation as the result of what his doctor
calls a nervous shock, 1
WOMEN SERIOUSLY HURT '
One Hit by Trolley Car Auto Strike
Another.
Two women were seriously hurt today
while crossing streets during the Christ
mas traftlc rush.
Miss Tlllle Olnsberg, 20 years old, S7J
Cantrelt street, was struck by an east
boUhd trolley car at 10th and Arch
streets.' She stepped directly In front of
the car from behind another car going
west and waa hurled, a considerable dis
tance. At the Jefferson Hospital phy
sicians declared her condition la serious.
Her Injuries consist of severe laceration
of the scalp, a broken left arm. Internal
Injuries and probably a fracture of the
skull.
An automobile owned by Charles Feline.
York road and Butler street, and driven
by J. Q. McMellan, 423 North Sth street,
knocked down Mr. George Thomas, 23i
West Rittenhouee street, aa she waa
crossing Germantown avenue at Price
street this morning. She was taken to
the qermantown Hospital, where It la
feared her skull la fractured. McMellen
was arretted.
ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
William Miller, Who Killed Doyles-
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Tho fate ot IVUiUro Miller, alia J
e-M WeltjflU alllMVIi ? V J TO tU f , JUtl IB
Who shot and Killed Chief of Police John 41
KMbe, of that 'boroug. some time as"
will he determined by a Jury this aitei
noon. Miller was plaeed on trial yestei -day
afternoon before Judge WlUlam -
Ryan, at poyleitpwp, and the prosecution ;
Boactuded. its case last night. District At- :
torney Calvin Soyer, who la pressing Ior
a flrst-dagree yerdtot, said this mormu4i
that the defense In all probability wow
be terminated by noon of today, and thafl
tae Judg's charge, delivered to the early
afternoon, would Permit the case goinfl
to tia lury for consideration, with a vr-J
w aHwn r wis .oa iTw"
THIEF GETS $679 IN GEMS
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