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Letter From Doctor Brum
baugh Indicates Purpose
to Consider Charges After
He Takes Office.
GovernoNelect Brumbaugh today travo
the first lilnt ot his attitude toward tho
commuters' controversy with the rail
roads oyer tli Inoreaso In passenger
rates, and In a letter to Edwin M. Abbott,
onb' of the Attorneys for tho commute,
he Intimated plainly that after his In
auguration lie would tako an nctlvo In
terest In the controversy, now Involving
M It does tlio Pennsylvania Public Scr
' vice Commission.
Ah a prlvato cltlzon Doctor Brumbaugh
wrote that ho was Interested In tho cause,
but was powerless to act. Ho added that
he could give the matter no attention
Until It wan brought before him officially
at the proper time. Upon this clause of
his letter tho commuters today are build
Ing their hopes for a thorough Investi
gation of the charges of "misconduct In
office" preferred against the members of
tho Public Service Commission and for
subsequent reopening of tho ontlro ense.
Tho lettor from Doctor Brumbaugh woa
written In nnswer to a communication
several weeks ago from tho commuters'
attorneys, setting forth tho charges
against tho commissioners, and asking
tliatVtho members of the commission bo
called upon Jo make a public explana
tion. This request Wns made ot tho
Opvornor-olcct after Governor Tenor had
dismissed tho charges against tho board
as not warranting1 an Investigation.
The letter to Mr. Abbott follows In
"I note your letter of December 16,
with tho copy enclosed of tho address
placed before the Governor of tho Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania,
"Ab a prlvato oltlzen I am Interested In
your Cause, but as such a citizen I Imvo
no power' to act and' I can glvo tho matter
no attention until It shall como to mo
In duo form at tho propor time."
Iiu commenting' upon tho lettor Mr.
Abbott said:
"Tho letter from Doctor Brumbaugh Is
particularly pleasing and gratifying when
we know tho high standnrd of Integrity
always required from subordinates of the
new Governor when ho was Superintend
ent of tho Schools of Philadelphia. Know
ing this wo havo nil confldenco In leaving
that matter In his hands.
wo feel certain that a thorough In
vestigation will bo mado when tho tlmo
comes that ho has tho power to act.
Our first step aftor his Inauguration will
bo to present formally theso charges
anew with the request that ho take them
Fund .for Auto Fire Apparatus
HADDONKIELD, N. J Jan, f. With r
fund of about $75 to start, a campaign
has been begun hero to raise $3000 for the,
purchase of automobile flro apparatus.
Tho fund was started Inst night by n
benefit qlvon at the Haddon moving
picture theatre on Main street. Tho en
tire procqeds of two performances were
contributed by tl)e management.
I'niillniifil front Tare One
as an evidence of the magnitude of the
disaster the hotpltals contained emer
gency patients this afternoon as follows;
Polyclinic Hospital 61 patients, of whom
six are In a serious condition.
Beltevue' Hospital five women nnd three
.men, of whom two women aro In n seri
ous condition.
Itoosevelt Hbspltnl 25, of whom five nro
In n serious condition.
Tho accident followed comptet paraly
sis of. the subway system owing to tho
burning out of tho cable at the main
power plant.
When first news of the magnitude of tho
accident was received fears were express
ed that It might ba a greater tragedy
than the subway disaster In Parts, In the
summer of 190J, when 100 persons were
burned to dentin
Denso clouds of black smoke rolled up,
lllllng tho tunnel with choking, suffocating
fumes. Twenty-five firemen Who were
fighting tho flames woro ovcrcomo when
they dashed Into tho smoke-filled tube
to rescuo tho Imprisoned passengers.
Tho train wns "Mailed" at Mth street
nnd Broadway. T.ylng near It was on
other ten-car train, each coach packed
to suffocation. Following the rule of
tho luterboruugh Rapid Transit Com
pany, tho guards at tho various stations
had allowed every avnllablo Inch of stand
ing rojm upon tho trains to be filled, and
both wero Jammed to complete capacity.
When the fire started and the lights
went out pandemonium nmong tho pas- '
sangers crowded In tho darkened coaches
resulted. Men struggled to get to tho
exits and tno nouna or railing glass, as
tho windows wero smasher), mingled with
tho screams of the women, of whom
scores fainted.
Miss Dorothy Walkor, of 612 Camden
nvrnuc, Bronx, the first person brought
out of the subway through the grating
at 68th street nnd Broadway, told a
graphic story of tho accident.
"Wo woro on our way to Grand Cen
trnl on tho express train about 10 o'clock,
when suddenly thora was a flash and a
glaro nnd tho lights went out ae the
train came to a sudden stop.
"Immediately our car filled with smoke
and every ono rushed for tho doors, only
to find the guards rofustng to let nny
ono get out. For some time wo remained
thero In tho dark until tho smoko began
to get bad,
"All the while tho mon were trying to
make tho guards open tho door, Then
tho men began to smash the windows.
"Somo ono yelled that the women must
get out first and then men backed away
and carefully passed tho women out ot
the windows to a. local train that wafc
stalled alongside.
"I was the first off nnd It felt good to
come up to good air. A big fireman gavo
mc a lift and I am most grateful to him
for it."
In other cars the women wero less
fortunate In tho clutching nnd clamoring
to escape.
Evidence of tho fierceness of tho panic,
which wns raging- In tho cars of tho
train whllo tho firemen nnd pollco fought
to got there, was shown by the fact that
many of tho women had their clothing
completely torn oft them. Some of tho
women victims woro taken to tho Poly
cllnlo Hospital unclothed except for the
great coata or mackintoshes thrown about
thorn by policemen and flromon.
Hurry calls wore sent to all the hos
pitals In central Manhattan and ambu
lances and Burgeons wero rushed to tho
scene. Long lines of ambulances were
toon standing .along tho streets near the
C9tn street station, nut many of tho In
jured wore given first aid treatment as
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in8 picture lias just arrived from Australia. It was taken by an officer of the victorious cruiser,
Sydney, which drove the Emden ashore on Cocos Island after a two-hour fight. The photograph
shows how small was the miniature warship which for so long was a scourge to the Allies' shipping.
Survivors were taken off by tho Sydney's boats.
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Send remittance fn the fords ok SWf & for mL
they lay upon the sidewalks or In nearby
buildings, Tho sceno of the disaster was
right In tho heart of New York's auto
mobile district, and soon tho rooms of the
offices were filled with unconscious forms
of men and women.
Pnnlo wns not confined to the subway.
Above, In tho Btreet, tho deneo smoko
Issuing from tho entrances, started wild
Shortly before 11 o'clock firemen de
clared their belief that 200 bodies wore
still In the subway. Superintendent
Effan, of tho Bureau of Combustibles,
sent for dynamlto to blow up tho street
over tho subway In order to got at tho
bodies; and It was half an hour before
tho almost Incredible news that only one
had perished was generally believed.
Threo flro alarms were turned In. The
firemen, assisted by the pollco and scores
of reserves, began ripping away the grat
ings nbove tho ventilators. Tho uncon
scious victims wero lifted through theso
openings with ropes. Among tho first
persons rescued word nvo girls, all of
whom wero unconscious rrom fumoB.
Vast crowds gathered In tho streets
near tho 69th street station, and more and
more pollco reserves wero necessary to
stem the tide of tho curious.
Patrols of police searchers wero sent
along tho tracks In both directions from
tho flro. Ono of thorn camo upon two
women lying unconscious across tho third
rail near ssth street. They had escapod
from tho train and wero blindly grop
ing their way through tho tunnel when
they roll unconscious.
Tho Btnoko became so denno and so
menacing wero the fumes from tho burn
ing insulation that firemen had to work
in nve-mlnuto shuts. There was moro
danger from tho fumes' than from tho
At 11:05 Tire Commissioner Adamson
called for voluntoers to roach two more
tralne otallod between E6th and 69th
streets. It was found that many pas
ongers on the trains had been suffocated
by smoke.
Among the passengers on the burning
train wero Captain Moran, of fire truck
No. 14, and Policeman John Brogan, of
the West 47th street station. Both
helped In the work of rescue.
Thero are four tracks In the subway at
69th street, two accommodating uptown
trains, the other two downtown trains.
Passengers In trains stalled on these
tracks became panic-stricken when the
smoko from tho burning train began to
pour Into their cars.
Tho guards of some of the trains were
forcibly overpowered and the doors
thrown open, the passengers scrambling
out Into the narrow passageways. They
risked their lives by crowding upon tho
third rail (which supplies the electricity
to fun the trains) and many of them were
burned by live electric sparks.
Passengers tried to climb to the street
by a ladder at 65th street and Broadway.
According to bystanders the police re
fused to allow the people to flea In that
quarter until permission had been given
by tho subway guards and the guards re
fused to aot until the firemen arrived.
By U:1B o'clock the tunnel.ln the vicinity
of E9th Btreet was smoking like a volcano.
Tho nearest hospital waa the Poly
clinic. Within 30 minutes 70 men and
women, suffering from inhalation of
smoko, burna and shock had been car
ried there.
One woman victim was Insane from
pain and panic and tho surgeons ordered
her to the Psychopathic Ward until she
could be calmed. She will probably lose
her reason permanently.
Among the first policemen to reach the
underground Inferno was Policeman
Michael SO Grugto. Ho rushed Into the
smoke and felt unconscious while help
ing me passengers to saieiy.
There were a number of children In the
stalled trains and their cries of fright
Added to the uproar.
Bertha Oreenfleld, ot 1263 Longfellow
avenue, the Bronx, who was riding with
her brother, refused to be carried from
tha burning train until her brother, Ben
jamin Oreenfleld, was rescued first.
mro lines were established so that the
police, firemen and doctors could have
room to work In, and -within theso lines
all of the pulmotors in the city were put
at work. Many of the victims aa soon
aa they recovered from the effects of the
smoke Insisted on going on to work.
Meanwhile the tying up pf the subway
had caused unprecedented congestion on
the elevated and surface lines. These
lines are cnly abla to care for a fraction
of tha traffio of the city coming from
upper New York, and soon every station
and every platform waa so Jammed that
many were In danger of being ahoved
oyer me aiaea in iront or ine moving
Charlea If, tdndblora, of 740 German
avenue, the Bronx, described the plight In
which tha passengers on the Bronx ex
press found themselves. He said be fell
to tha floor where tha air woa somewhat
totter, and this seemed to revive htm.
The doors at the enda of the cars were
fattened," h$ said. "I don't know what
became of tie euardf- tfhere u no one
to let ua out Bom oUmb4 Utrougb tb
rled Into tho Clrole Theatre at Columbus
Circle, nnd were stretched out on the
stage. Doctors from tho crowds rendered
first aid In this Improvised hospital.
That the disaster will result In a com
plete Investigation of subway methods
was declared by District Attorney Perk
Ins. As soon an ho was notified of the
accident he sent for Assistant District
Attorney Brocklnrtdgc, In charge of the
homlcldo bureau, and accompanied by
photographers and detectives, trushed to
tho Mth street subway station.
Ho stated that ho Intended that 'tho re
sponsibility for tho accident would bo
placed at once. Ho began tho examina
tion of witnesses forthwith while ho saw
that all of tha responsible officials of the
Intcrborough wero served with subpoenas
so that ho could get them when he
wanted them.
A preliminary pollco report to Pollco
Commissioner Woods says thnt It Is be
lieved the cars of tho several trains
stnlled near 59th street and Broadway
did not actually catch flro. but that the
conduits on both sldeB of tho tunnel did
becomo ignttad, filling tho tube with
flames and smoke.
Officials of tho Intcrborough Insisted
that nono ot tholr trains had burned.
They said that tho flro was duo entirely
to faulty Insulation ot cables,
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Continued from Te One . (
etmtttd and wrote on his sermons untif
luncheon. , .
"Ood sends rain s well as sunshine,
Borne persons splosh the earth with rain
nnd murk because they are pessimists,
while the optimistic wreathe the earth
wltli beauty and sunthtne. Turn to God
nnd be optimistic."
This waa the morning greeting of
"Billy," who, with his usuol bright oyo
and heart, pulled up the window curtains
to a dull dark and drlszly day shortly
after 8 o'clock.
Mr, Sunday needs no alarm clock. From
7 o'clock the phono bolls and door bells
keep tho houehold on the jump. A
dosien visitors were on hand shortly nfter
8 o'clock and the steady stream con
tinued nil forenoon.
Most of the members of his party were
out conducting prayer meetings In the
M different districts, and tho house at
1914 Bprlng Garden street was quiet until
nfter their return. Then Mr. Sunday
held somo hurried conferences nnd gave
out Instructions for some of the future
work of tho campaign.
Tho prayer meetings and their leaders
Fiftieth rPtlt, Miss FYajKM Miller.
Twenty-ninth fltrwt Methodist fcplscopnl,
Continued from l'ngo One
Mayor Blnnkenburg, "I would like to
havo your resignation."
"Why?" asked the dlrootor.
"On account of tho frlotion," replied
tho Mayor.
Doctor Harto has been In office as head
of tho department since- May 5, 1914. .Doo
tor Harto Is a widely known surgeon. He
was graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1878, und hns for many
years been connected with the medical
department of tho institution.
Dr. Harto Is a native of Illinois, his
birthplace being near Rock Island. He
was born October 23. 1S5S. His father.
Wllllnn H, Harte, U. S. N., wds killed In
the Civil War.
After his graduation from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania he studied In
hospitals In Europe. On his return he
was elected resident physician of tho
Pennsylvania Hospital and assistant dem
onstrator of BUrgery at the University
or Pennsylvania. He Is surgeon to tho
Pennsylvania and Episcopal Hospitals,
and consulting physician of St. Mary's,
St. Timothy's and Bryn Mawr Hospitals.
He Is president of the Philadelphia Acad
emy of Surgery and a member of the
American Surgical Association.
Tho following statement then was made
by the ex-Director In his office to news
paper men:
"I don't think I have anything further
to Bay than that Mayor Blankenburg' re
quested me to hand In my resignation,
whtoh I did Immediately, The Mayor told
me during my Interview with him that
he also Intended to aisk for the resigna
tion of Assistant Director Wilson.
"I. have never had any disagreement
with any of the directors or municipal
ofllclals, except one: tho assistant di
rector ot the Department of Supplies,
who told mo one dny that certain bids
for paint could not be accepted, and
Intimated that there was something be
hind It. I want to say again that I do
not work with any man who Is not satis
factory. und whose Judgment Is poor and
who la not only disloyal to me, but who
was disloyal to my predecessor, Dr.
Joseph S. Neff. Tho Mayor admitted to
me that Wilson had 'been dlslovnl to
Continued from I'nito One
Irreconcilable disagreement on anygl-en
enso between tho law officers of tho State
Department and tho British Admiralty."
It Is suspected that thi? suggestion of
probable action by Sir Edward Grey came
to the department In tho nrellmlnnrv re.
port made to tho State Department by
jintmBBuuor i'ugo at L.onuon.
If tho British Government formally
should mako tho suggestion that It would
bo wilting to accopt Secretary Knox's so
lution of all serious difficulties thero
would bo a high degrco of embarrass
ment at Washington. Tho suggestion has
gone so far In subterranean ways at
Washington as to Indicate that the Brit
ish Foreign Office would, with conslder
ablo force, bo able to remind tho' United
States that Tho Hague prlzo court as a
solvent wns really tho proposition of tho
United States Itself.
Secretary Bryan hns declined to dis
cuss tho expected proposition olthor as
Informally made or to bo made formally.
Other authorities, however. Bay that this
state of affairs hns arisen: Tho Bryan
noto has gone to Grent Britain, Russia
nnd France. It Is said that all of Uieso
nations lnfornicd Secretary Knox that
thoy wore In accord with the prlnolple of
his noto. The main question now to bo
decided affects particularly tho regula
tions as to contraband of those threo
Secretary Knox suggested to the
Powers that they should havo their na
tionals, or members of the International
prlzo courts, Invostcd with the powers
of an arbitral court, and, If tho United
Statos should now agree to Its own propo
sition, the arbitral court would bo com
posed of the delegates of the United
States, Great Britain, Franco and Russia.
Tho decision of such a court would be
final and In addition to that it could
decide "for all nations" what Is now,
and what ought to be In tho futuro, ab
solute contraband. Such a court could
also decldo finally any of tho pending
crises of cargo detention such as the
detention of the ICrooriland or tho John
D. Rockefeller.
wtHdew. ar.d la the U r tbra
"There Is no frlotion. There Is no dis
cordant note In the whole ramifications
P.C mY department," said Director Harte.
"I will give you my resignation, to take
effect at once, and upon reaching my of
fice I will write it out and send it to you.
I will not ba dlotated to. Either I will
run the edpartment or I'll get out"
Tha Director then left the Mayor's of
flee and started for the office of the De
partment of Health and Charities, Aa he
was aDoui ;o enter tnero he met Assist
ant Director Wilson, who had been sent
for by the Mayor. The two men passed
eaoh other without the slightest sign of
recognition. Director Harto wrote his
resignation as follows and aent it to the
Mayor by messenger:
"Hon. Rudolph Blankenburg: My dear
sir: Ab you requested. I herewith tender
you my resignation aa Director of the
Department of Health and Charities, to
take place at once. I am very sincerely
.... "mCHARD H. HARTE."
Assistant Director Wilson was eeen
after h held his conference with the
Mayor, which lasted but a few minutes.
He positively declined to enter Into a
discussion of the pasa from any angle.
Ho would not deny or confirm the rumor
that his resignation had been asked for.
Thla rumor was circulated about Ctty
Hall Immediately after announcement
was made that Director Harte had re
slsned. It preceded the statement by
Director Harte that the Mayor told him
ha would ask for Mr. Wilson' resignation.
New Century Olub Beceptlon, Today
Members of the New Century Club and
their frtettd attended a reception in
the club, Mi South 1Mb afreet, this aftei
mm. May?? amd. Mr. Bltukwbarg w?
Bravrsa&fai ?m
LONDON, Jan. 6. Among the steam
ships "whose cargnM or cart of them
have been detained" In British ports,
according to an official announcement in
tho London Gazette, are the following,
which wero bound from the United States
to Scandinavian ports:
Arkansas (Danish), from New York for
Copenhagen, December 11. Arrived at
Shields January 2.
Augusta (Swedish), from New York,
December 9, for Gothenburg nnd Malmo.
Arrived at Shields January 4.
Kentucky (Danish), from Baltimore and
Now York, late In November, bound for
Copenhagen. Went ashore at Fraserburg,
Scotland, December 22, and floated De
cember 25. Arrived at Lelth December 29.
Miriam (Norwegian), from Now York
November 24, for Copenhagen. Arrived
at Lelth December 24.
Now Sweden (Swedish), from Now York.
December 6, for Gothenburg. Arrived
at Shields December 28.
Romsdal (Norwegian), from Now York.
November 28, for Chrlstlanla. Arrived
at Lelth December 24.
Borland (Norwegian), from New York,
November 27, for Gothenburg, Arrived
at Itth December 29.
Virginia (Danish), from Philadelphia,
December 3, for Copenhagen. Arrived at
Shields December SO.
Zamora (Swedish), from New York, De
cember 8, for Copenhagen. Arrived at
Kirkwall December 9,
LONDON, Jan. 6.
Announcement of the Institution of a
plan for official Inspection of cargoes
before leaving the United States was
received with pleasure here, and la sure
to create a good Impression as showing
America's Interest In preventing Illicit
The plan, however, will not eliminate
the detention and searehlno of American
cargoes, although It will tend to minimize
the riders thereof,
It was made clear that even If Amer.
lean customs officials guarantee the
character of a ship's manifest, England
won't give up Its right of' search or fall
thoroughly to protect her Interest.
It la declared that while slifjjs might
be guiltless when leaving port there Is
a great possibility of them taking aboard
contraband cargoes after sailing. It la
suggested, for Instance, that a ship might
leave a gulf pgrt In perfect prder, then
put In at Boms deserted West Indian bay
where It could get from another ship a
load of copper.
The American Embassy Is sending a
copy of the American announcement re
garding certification of cargoes to the
Foreign Office. No further Information
is available concerning the date of the
British response to President Wilson's
note protesting against Interference with
American shipping. The suggestion for
the appointment of an arbitral tribunal
to pass on -pending and futuro questions
Is being discussed, but there Is now an
Indication that the British Government
will not make a proposal In that direc
tion, on the ground that appeals from its
own prize court would not bo beneficial
to England, aa an appeal would only be
taken when America had objections to
a decision of the prize court. Thus Jut
land could only oek for one of two
dMiaUms,. by a new tribunal, either re
iteration f the prise court's decision or
a rVMwl, awl this dote not appeal to
tfM William A.
Christ United Evan, William Btover.
nethncmane ltaptltt. Mrs., Btover.
Firm ltoformed, Mr. , William Aflicr.
Spring Oardeu Methodist Episcopal, ihe nev.
Ii H, Kmett.
Chamlmrs-Wylle Pre.bytorlnn, Ml Oeno
1a Monti. , . .
Holy Trinity Proleitant Eplcop.iI, Dr. V.
W. Tomklna. ,' ,
Bt, l.ukn's MolhodUt Bplooopal Churoli,
I'rofeiror llodohenver. , .
l'rcsbi'torlnn Church of nvnngel. Jack Car-
Sl'loam Methodist Eplecopul, the Rev. J. W.
Welch. . ..
Ht. Paul's ltoformed Episcopal, MIm F.
Krlfl Avenue Methodist Episcopal, Silts M.
Central Msthodlst Episcopal, rtoxboroUEb,
Vr. (.). Pollock.
North Krnnkfonl BoptUt, William Aalwr.
Trinity Lutheran. Miss draco Saxe,
Jtan liaptlit, the Hev. O. W. Uenaon.
Khcncrcr .Methodist Episcopal, Miss Fct
lorolf. TJmmanuel Reformed, Doctor Aspech.
Tabernacle Presbyterian, Dr. O. II. Bidder.
Wayland Baptist, Dr. CI, Holm.
"You can sink any church In America
40 fathoms In hell by this ethical stuff,"
yelled Sunday last night, when ho
was pleading with tho church people
to como out for tho old-time religion and
help to bring n great revival to this city.
"I wouldn't Insult God," ho Bald, "by
trying to provo tho Blblo through philos
ophy, llko somo of thoso old highbrows
do. I believe that old book from cover
to cover Is the word of God. Bcllovo me.
tho devil Is dead stuck on tho kind of
nttttude some of tho church members of
Philadelphia havo toward this campaign."
Last night's meeting wns tho most en
thusiastic since "Billy" opened his battle
against Satan on Sunday last. Ho scorned
to forget everything and overybody at
times during his athletic talk. Time and
again ho Jumped upon a chair, looked Into
the rough rafters of tho vast auditorium
and cried out to Qod to como down and
'save' tho miscrablo wretches In sin In
20,000 at SERVICE.
Thero were moro than 20,000 persons In
the building before 7 o'clock, although
tho services did not begin until 7:30; and,
when tho tlmo arrived for Professor
Homer WJ Rodehoavor to got tho muslo
going, It was necessary for policemen nnd
firemen to send several hundrdd persons
from tho building to keep tho aisles open.
More than fOOO mon and women wore un
nblo to gain admlttanco last night.
uniy" Kept tho audience with him
throughout the sorvlce. Ho hammered
tho churchgoers, the clergy and his
critics. But, although his words seemed
to have a burning effect a second after
ho had uttered something that sounded
unkind or haVsh, the evangelist would
smllo and exnlaln ho was nnlv rinnnun,.-
Ing tho sins and not tho Institutions, and
that any man who said he had, was a
"No man can over truthfully say thnt
I am against tho ministers,", he said. "I
am for them nnd love them with my
heart nnd soul. But I nm against a lot
of tho tommy-rot they try to pull across
on tho people. No man can say I am
against the church. I lovo It and would
give tho last drop of blood In my body
for It.
"But I nm against the Bhammlng
church member, the hypocrite, the man
or woman who wears a long face on Sun
day and works for hell all week, it's
when we have such people In tho church
that sho needs a revival.
"Let tho ministers of the churches do
their own work nnd stop their loafing.
That's their Job. it's not their busl
ness to go around nnd knock me. It's
not my business to be pastor of a church.
I'm an evangelist. If I ever should go
somewhere to. take charge of a church
I'd buy a round-trip ticket when I started.
But I'd give It to that bunch whllo I was
there, believe me.
"No, it's not my place to do the work
of n pastor. I am an evangelist, and I
must do my work the way God tells me.
we ncoa a revival because there hau
been too much Indifference. Wo need a
panlo in religion. You have had no re
vival because you havo been cold and
dignified and stiff. You can't scald a hog
In Ice water."
Mr. Sunday made 'an impassioned plea
for a revival in Philadelphia that would
shake the whole country. He said all
eyes are on this city and tho church peo
pie should get back of tho movement and
see to It thnt the thousands, outside of the
church are led to see God.
He .onded It all with a prayer to
Qod to bless every ono In the city, from
the Mayor and the Governor-elect o h
street cleaner s from the head of the Board
of Education to the youngest child in the
schools; from the daughter of the multi
millionaire to the poor shopgirl; from the
saloonkeeper to the man who reels home
from the saloon he prayed for them, one
and all. v
(Sunday's sermons wilt lie found In full
on page a of this paper.)
Superintendent Jacobs Favors Open
ing of Schools at Night.
The first definite step toward the open
ing of publlo school buildings through
out the pity for use as evening social
centres wilt bo taken this afternoon at
the meeting of the Committee on, Ele
mentary Schools of the Boatdof Edu
cation. John Burt will Introduce a reaoi
lutlon authorising the appointment of a
subcommittee to confer with Ihe Deppart
ment of Superintendence and plan for
the social centre feature.
Ono of the stanchest advocates of the
new idea is Superintendent William C.
Jacobs. He urges an, adequate audi
torium In each elementary school build
ing ereoted In the future.
"I indorse the idea of utilising the
school bulldlnges as social centres," he
said today; "but I do not feel that we
should go so far aa to aacriilco class
room conveniences In planning our new
schools in order to make them, more at
tractive for purposes other than those of
regular dally Instruptlon."
PBTROQRAD, Jan. 8,-Jqhn Foster
Bass, correspondent of the Chicago Dally
Newe. is reported from Warsaw to have
been wounded in tha face by a piece of
shrapnel shell, Mr. Bay was brought to
Warsaw by an HtaglUb Mwrepfldent.
Mr. Bass U a war oorrespondaRt of many
campaigns. Il u brother of former
Governor Melrt p. Bww, of New Haws.
Advance in Flour, Ey
Wheat ohorlagc,
ens an Increase in (jj
I ll'll'nn Hi
Smaller loaves of bread nu,'ij
result of tho Increase In th JS
flour. Bakers In various patU ej to
. .... ... v,. oTinttlwj,
"uuu "' jj- ""l Bl" 0l s-euiH
iney woum increase tlio retail hf't
.. ...wDOU ... . ,,nc, of flo,J
j.w a. uiuei iu to.ou, nas caqiM.
owners of small bakery eitablitw
close their plants. Owners of m
who can't afford to purchase, flonri
rato of $6,60 a barrel, Insisted llui
....I,.- , .1., . . .. "
uuuuuu iii iuu present nun q;
jvci-iit iuuvcb wuh tno only thtar.
could eavo them from being fBtt,!
bankruptcy. j
Bread which Ib sold In the j.
qaurters of South Philadelphia i
pound, today was sollfng at as 1,
oi ii cents por pouno. xne Eurepuf,
Western speculators and ftrmin
operating wun miaaie-men In n,,
cities wno navo loaded up thstr ,
nouses wmi a supply of whkill
uiamcu uy tno nailers ncrefortli
ent predicament.
Bukors In Philadelphia -who L
establishments In various parU'sl
uuy annauncoa touay that tile ij
pneo or nour naen't been rcathel
ernl of the largo bakem frankly uu
wouldn't be surprised at all If tlu'
ot flour per barrel reached 110 jffl
next raomn.
Louis Kolb, head of the Until i
Company, today announced thsttliiil
cnt lnorcase wouldn't cause hli'fJ
Increase tho retail price of brti4
ituuto tno bizo ot- loaves, 'jne Eq
war, which has destroyed rnllKn
acrcH ot wheat fields, Is respimiftiJ
inu QAiauiit; uuoriuga ot nour, i
to Mr. Kolb.
"Fortunately wo nro eunelld
flour for a while," he continued?
therefore we shall not Increase Un
ot bread or reduce tho size of tint,
There la a chance that the Brio eta
may run up to $10 a barrel. I tan!
doubt that the prosent Increase j
suit In groat hardship upon manjtjj
sman uaKcrs or cms city and thttt
of them will havo to closo upi
Other bakers and millers said .1
was no relief In sight ns lonr ul
European war lasted, since mi
broico out largo shipments of i
can wheat have been made to ill
'U1 lO Uk AJMIU'V. - n
William Frelhofor, of tho Fr&l
Baking Company, today eald: I
"We nro running our buslnew ill
present tlmo without profits, flral
selling from somo sections of the ma
at $1.70 a barrel more than It did it
ngo. At the price wo aro paying! si
continue to operate our plant w
making any profits. Wo are satlitel
go on In this manner for a whllt i-.i
of increasing the burdens ot th'
who already are suffering as a ;
tho high cost of Hying.
East Indian Accused of Etz'i
"Black Hand" Note.
ALTOONA, Pa,, Jan. 8. Out
Charles, an East Indian, recenurj
ployed as a 11 reman at a eemlntrj'j
girls In Holltdaysburg was arres'.d
Hollldaysburg as n member of thtS
Hand." 9
Moses Brown, a wealthy Negro, re
a letter Monday, saying if he dUi
placo (ISO In money In a can In thp
In the rear of his dwelling his honm;
be dynamited and himself killed. Ep
turned the lettor over tb tho pollcf.
planned a decoy. When Charles apje1
and picked up tho can the police (
upon mm. 4
Spontaneous combustion Is held rtffS
Bible for a lire which did YJXQ damn:
the curtain manufacturing plant off
lltz,'Le Fort & ICeon. 3d and Hns!
don streets, this morning. ThreH
dred workers are employed by tbj'
cern. but tho blaze started beforM
begun tho day's work. The bulldfet
equipped with automatic sprinkler'
the entire plant was flooded by thtt
the nrcmen arrived.
Official Forecast
For Eastern Pennsylvania aria'JM i
jersey: iiuin tonignt ana iowk
warmer tonight; moderate to fresh if
winds. ?
The western storm Is central tltttn
lutli, Minn., this morning and e,ltl
southward In a. lnnir trnuirh-llke ctfa
ston. The area overspreads all tB
great central valleys and the labs v
ana has caused precipitation over -i
or the country from the .now
tains eastward. The temneraturS p
risen ranldlv nt most nlanes in the &$A
half of tho country, the change amount
to,20 degrees or more in many 'n''sM
A colder area has overspread the !?
mitten Ht if" rear oi ine pium',
yet the cold Is not Intense for tb" ?
tlon of the country. )
U. S. Weather Bulletin j
Observations made tt a a, in. EHittrn tj
int nain. Vlae-. .;
Station. S a.m, n't. fall. Wind, iir-SS,
I J'
Abilene. Texas... 33 US .01 NV
Aiuntlo uny m.iu ai .. ja
Bismarck. N. D. 20 20 .01 NW
' B
.01 SB
.12 8
.. a
.18 w
.01 w
.. BH
P.... 21 24 ,01 NW
us., m ia ,a nix
Boston. Mass. ,. as JM
Buffalo. N. Y..43 US
Chicago. Ill 0 84
Cleveland, 0 40 38
Denver, Col, ... 13 10
es Molnt.. la.. 33 1)3
Dttrolt, Mlth... 38 W
Duluth. Minn. .. 28 28
Galveston, "re 5 ?
nature. U, C 0 48
Helena Mont.... 14 H
, ... a r
Kan. City,
I msH
a rml
so S3
1 !ri
Ke Yorn ...... sa .. n
N. Platte, Neb. 14 14 . W
PtalUdelptua .... S ? .01 Nl
Phoenix. Arts... 42 42 .. B
i, I. will. Kv . 4d 44 .14 8E
Memphis. Twin.. 48 40 .88 SB
New Orleans ... 83 M :60 BW
Kew York ...... 3 a .. w
Ptttiburch. Pa. . 43 88
PortUnd, Me.... 38 38
Portland, Or.... 40 as
Quebea. Can. ..24 10
St. luls. Mo.. 43 33
Bt. Paul. Minn. 28 2J
Bait, lAke, Utah 20 18
Baa rranelsco . 48 48
Bcranton, Pa. .. SO 24
Tampa, 64 63
WaM niton 88 S3
Winnipeg J I
on net
8 .
.23 NW
' sis
S3 a
rkm kuf Oar
Thar sure no annual jaodsU ''
cr. Tfcrouxn IS yra P o ."-
s artlvea ai perjasiion. .,
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