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FINANCIAL EDITION
NIGHT
EXTRA
NIGHT
EXTRA
fOIi. I-NO. 100
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, IUAKCII 30, JDI5,
VJUGE ONE CENT
CortntatiT, 1013, T7itr Pontic t.tforn CoirAt
mriiner
uemnn
WmST SjIftJSi KdR'
1
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JL B. COHEN SLAYS HIS
GRANDMOTHER, TARES LIFE;
MOTIVE DEEP MYSTERY
t- :,i i. -.e
SOU 0I iieaiueiit uj.
IChamber o f Com-
ittierce Shoots Worn-
fan in Bed.
Father Believes Young uiud-
rman Went suddenly insane
or Else Fired Upon Hearing
Noise Realizing, Mistake,
Recommitted Suicide.
m ,
fjJenry Barnet Cohen, young society and
Bub hian. murdered ins eo-ycar-om grano-
?'-.. fflKMUl, T.- fnlian. nnrf than
firotner. airs, wiumu". ' ..w., .. .
-fr.t iiimself tills morning at 334 South
!2it,trce(, the home of his father, Charles
'i'colien, president of the Chamber of
'j -1 mfilnnA wialrnt nf UPftlth
Commerce uuu ...vwFw .....w -......
Tlltf yOUng mail, WHO HUO w- j-vn.a w,u,
'ltd two houro Inter at the Jefferson
HMrlUl.
The motive ior lihj tnuir ,a . u-h
Mystery. Two tneories nave ueen puv
forth, both by the father of the dend
'thin. The first la that young Cohen sud
itnly went Insane. Tins other Is that lie
l..mi n noise in his grandmother's room
find, running up there, flred without look-
M 'tot. Whert he saw tnanne nan kiiiuo his
A -:...jmnii.sr lm then ahot himself In a
tfof despair.
jSjeung Cohen used the heaviest revolver
Bide, a long barrelled Colt, .45. The
.-.i ,I. 1, olm, t,la ffrntiilninll.ni.
j ihlla she slept. The bullet entered her
cheek, passing upwaru tnrousn me ncaci
" Bid lodging In a wall.
Charles J. uoneii, ine iauier, ins wne
' ind their daughter, Miss Eleanor I
Pnhen. Were aroused by tho llrst shot.
tTliey heard tho next a second later. All
Iilma ran to tho third floor. The door
of the front room occupied by the aged
rrrandmother was ajar. The three entered.
SbThey found Henry Barnet Cohen on tho
fiOOr, a Spot Ol U1UUU Ull ilia iiupit-
vi..h ft... Rtpet-tripkptnrl bullet had en-
IfUrcd. His fingers still gripped the Big
revolver. He was unconscious. The body
el Mrs. conen was on mo uea. ii
.t.ntiv her death was so sudden that shu
Vam not 'in twitch a muscle. She was
lying as though nslcep.
f Frlchtened servnnts came rushing to
the room and gathered around the door.
They found Mr. and Mrs. Cohen and
iihclr daughter staring at the scene as
j'thpush unable to grasp the extent of the
trKtd?. Tho sound of a shullllng foot
hvtlrt hallway roused them.
Soros one was sent for a physician. Dr.
limts 31. Anders, of 1603 "Walnut street,
J"andSj)r, Hublay,.-.Owens, of 2010 Pine
; itreet, rcsponueu. iney saiu airs, whbi
Mtntb nal been Instantaneous. Cohen
nas still breathing, but even then the
jhystclans said he would die.
Tho youpg man was nurrica to me
Wterson Hospital. A few minutes later
Mj slater followed. Physicians tried to
Continued on Page I'lte
First Convictions Under Primary Law
fr-Judse Balbrldge, substituting In Quarter
Sessions Court, today suspended sentence
n connection with the case or ueorge
Kane and Thomas K. O'Drlcn, two
tlectlon officials whoso convictions were
'Uu llrst obtained under the new primary
tnrollment act. Kane was a Judge of
election and CTBrlen. an election Inspec
tor In tho fourth division of the S3th
(Ward at tho primaries In November. The
defendants entered pleas of guilty, but
pleaded that they were not familiar with
the renulrements of the new law. The
iirosecutions were brought at the Instance
Sft the Committee of Seventy.
THE WEATHER
FA I F
Thq thermometer this morning regis-
Jired; 25 degrees. And on the car coming
J$ work everybody was registering his
fiwtlcular kick, A short time ago the
Wtfraoroeter registered 45 degrees. And
jW the car coming to work everybody was
lemarklriK what snlendld weather it was.
hort time before that tho thermometer
"iwtered 25 degrees. And everybody on
We". car cominer to work was remarking
hat splendid weather It wau. A longer
Mfcffle before that the thermometer regis-
LKjeq degrees. And on the car coming
HworK everybody was registering his
Prticular kick.
its a hard world to please!
FORECAST
Kor Philadelphia and vicinity
mr cmd continued cold tonight; Wed-
GWai increasing cfoudineits; moder
BtJWrwest to north winds.
Kr details, see page 2,
Observations at Philadelphia
8 A. M,
&wrturo
. ,, 30, Ml
30 mllei
. .NorthweM,
feS'."0" lt 24 hours .Trace of dow
leWWty . 4T per cent.
Ijtolmmn temperature , .,,,.. S3
Clear
.iuu leinperaiure .., ,,.,,..,.., it
On the Pacific Coast
!, i "u,KO -weainer, ciouay. iraw. ;
IS Diego . . .Wether, cloudy. Temp. 48
sa- t-i ... .. . .
Almanac of the Day
i l , 6:22p.m.
. ns tomorrow .. ., 8:45a.m.
Lanins to Be Liehted
jB nd other vehicles , 0:10 p. m.
The Tides
POUT RICHMOND.
f. Water S JT p. m.
(a. water tomorrow 1:46 a.m.
CHESTNUT PTBBET WHARF.
water
s SO p. m.
J .34 a. ni.
S23n.ni.
MrHltP tlMinwnw
V--
-ter totugrrow
I1UBDY ISCANP.
tr .. . .
ter
iSr lomorroa ... -.
RHEtVWITKa
4 44 p. m-lO-aip
w.
5 IQ . m-
Ti4f p.sC
ft SHIM
DR. FLOYD W. TOMKINS ILL
Rector of Holy Trinity Church Con
finctl in His Home.
Tho Itev. Dr. Fod W. Toinklns. rector
of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, was
unaute, because of an attack of grip, to
make tho address at tho noonday Lenten
servlco at Old Christ Chinch today.
At his home, 1901 Walnut sticct. It
was snld Doctor Tomklns' indisposition
was'not serious, ntid that he would he
about again in u few da.s.
FATE OF BOY SLAYER
OF GIRL SWEETHEART
NOW IN JURY'S HANDS
Fraley's Trial Presents
Spectacle Familiar to
Court Habitues, But One
of Tense Interest to
Youthful Defendant.
The fato of James Frnley, the :'0-ycar
old bov who shot nnd killed his sweet
heart, 15-year-old .lenie K. JlcLoughlln, at I
11th and Shunk stieets on the night of
November 7, Is In the hands of the Jury.
AVhether he will go to the electric chair,
or tho penitentiary for n number of year.s
to pay tho penalty for his crime now de
pends on the verdict of 12 men.
Yesterday before Judge Uairutt. In the
Court of Oyer and Tei miner, the boy
testified that in a drunken passion he
pulled the weapon on the gill he loved
and accldentlly discharged it twice One
of tho bullets sent her into eternity, the
other entered his side and slightly wound
ed him.
This morning the tiial was lesumed.
To-the court habitues it was no unusual
case. A drunken bov In the frenzy of u
youthful passion shot the girl who, ac
coidlng to the prosecution's testimony,
he thought had "made a fool of him."
These tilings happen r-ery day in big
Amnrlcan cities. Thcitforo, u few of
them thought nothing of sitting aiouml
at tho bar and talking over the lesults
of their Inst pinochle game.
But to the boy In the dock peeling out
like o caged animal at the riovvd assem
bled to hear his trial, and to lila old
mother rocking back and forth In her
.chair, her. face puckered Intn-lueffaceablo
lines. It was tne gnminesi moment ot
their lives.
With her boy's life at Make she found
It difficult to understand Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Ilogcr's zeal In asking for
a verdict of murder In the llrst degree,
and time and time again, when ho was
addressing the Jury, her r."icc sought his
with a puzzled pleading expiesslon.
'The boy himself listened with an Impres
sive countenance as the prosecutor
described Ills deed as "cold-blooded pre
meditated murder" and only an occasional
gulping In his throat showed that he was
affected.
James J. Tralnor, 2509 South Jcssup
street, nn uncle of the defendant, was tho
first to testify, followed by Catherine
Tralnor, the boy's grandmother, both '.f
whom declared that Fralcy had visited
their home prior to the crime In a drunken
condition.
Ten character witnesses, friends of the
boy, nnd his family testified as to the
boy's good reputation.
In his appeal to tl.ie Jury Clinrles J.
Honey, Jr., attorney for the defense, made
an Impassioned plea for a verdict of "Not
guilty" and based his argument on his
client's Irresponsible condition at tho time
of the shooting,
An open break wns threatened between
the lawyers when Uoney asserted that
Ilogers might have "framed up" a more
dramatic defense. The Assistant District
Attorney objected to tho word "frame
up," but Judge Barrett construed It In Its
strict "etymological" meaning and JJoney
was sustained.
MANAYUNK TRAIN OFF
RAILS; SEVERAL HURT
Passengers Cut by Glass and
Shaken When Car Climbs
Station Platform.
Several persons were cut by flying glass
orbadly shaken up at 12:30 o'clock this aft
ernoon when the drawhead pulled out of
the first car of an inbound Norrlstown
local tral non-the Philadelphia and Head
ing Railway, and the car ran up Schur's
station platform in Manayunk. Tho two
other cars on the train did not leave the
rails.
A New York salesman, who declined to
give his name, was taken to s't. Timothy's
Hospital in the patrol wagon of the Mana
yunk police station. After having hla in
juries treated ho continued to this city.
For some time the south bound track
of the line was blocked and trains In
bound were transferred to the northbound
track. Traffic was not delayed more than
a few minutes by the accident.
BISHOP DUBS NEAU DEATH
United Evangelical1 Church Dignitary
Has "Had Notable Career.
HAWUSBURG, March 50.-The death
of Bishop' Rudolph Dubs, of the United
Evangelical Church, is expected at any
moment, He has been 111 for several
months at his home In tWs city. His son.
Dr. C. Newton Dubs, superintendent of
United Evangelical Missions In Church,
who. was, colled, home to hbj bedside, an-
was only a matter of hours.
Bishop Pubs is the oldest bishop in
tha United States. He has had a re
markable career, serving as missionary
during tha early Indian daya in the W
and as circuit rider during the recon
..ructton period in Missouri. IU Is a
noietf intoUs1811 and one ol tho most
German scholars In
dWtinguwne
America-
HOW SUICIDE SHOT
dpC ! ! t f STQEE
5? p I l ; ROOM1
n: tj
I' , ,.. ! i i l i 1.1.1.1,., . ,.,,.. ,., . , .,.-
The diajrrnm above shows tho arrangement of rooms ?n the Cohen
home. Henry Barnet Cohen, whose portrait appears below, left the
bathroom C where he had been shaving, and entered his bedroom 15,
where he took the revolver from a suitcase under the bed, after which
he entered the room A, shot Mrs. Clotilda F. Cohen when she was
asleep and then, standing beside her bed, fired a bullet through his
own liead falling alongside the bed. E marks the bedroom of his
sister, Miss Eleanor Cohen. At D is the maid's room.
SEVENTEEN SURVIVORS
OF STEAMSHIP SUNK
BY TORPEDO RESCUED
Latest Reports Show 121
Persons Lost Lives on
F a 1 a b a and Aguila.
Trawlers Report Sight
ing Number of Bodies.
LONDON. March 30. Two passengers
and 15 members of the crew of the
Meamer Aguila, torpedoed off the coast
of Wales early estoiday, were picked up
today In an open boat after having been
glcn up as lost. One passenger and
eight of the crew of the Aguila nie still
missing. This brings down the number
missing from the Flaba and Aguila to 121.
Kntdaiid's honor over the torpedoing
of the steamships Kalaba and Aguila,
with a loss of life now estimated at 121,
gave way today to grave concern for the
safety of other big passenger-carrying
liners about to enter the German "war
zone."
Representatives of big shipping com
panies besieged the Admiralty offices
early today. They were assured that
most extraordinary precautions have
been taken to protect transatlantic llnera
from New York from submarine attacks
during their passage through the Irish
Sea.
All night crowds thronged about the
offices of the Elder Wne here inquiring
for relatives aboard the liner Falaba.
Early today the officers of the Elder Wne
admitted they had practically abandoned
hope 'for 112 passengers and crow of the
Falaba, still missing. Trawlers raking
the waters oft the southern coast of
Wales early today reported sighting a
number of dead bodies. Reports from
Concluded on Tata Four
SUNKEN SUBMARINE MOVED
300 FEET-T0WAI1D SHORE
WASHINGTON, March SQ Secretary of
tha Navy Daniels today received a cable
gram from Admiral Moure at Honolulu
announcing that Commander Smith, of
the first submurlne division has succeeded
In moving the lost submarine F-4 SCO feet
shoreward from the point where she was
located last plsht. A dispatch last night
declared that the F-4 was lying under 300
feet of water ifcOQ yardj from the Hono
lulu lighthouse.
Secretary Daniels was much gratified at
the news, as It Indicated that the sub
marine would be successfully brought to
the surfaco foi Inspection and that the
cause of the disaster nfcich snuffed out
the Uvea of her 21 men would be learned.
MAN BRUTALLY MURDERED
POTT8VIL.IB, Fa , March 20. George
Fletcher, 45 years old, a watchman at a
team "above! at Park Place, near
Mahanoy City, was found murdered to
day with a ll"-k sunk in hla head and
Ave bullats in hi body
Robbery was the motive, aa hla watch
uiAl money were nussiny
GRANDMOTHER DEAD, THEN HIMSELF
NATIONAL PROHIBITION
FOR BRITAIN FORECAST
AS AUXILIARY IN WAR
Ban on Alcohol, Already
Approved by Chancellor
Lloyd-George, C o n s i d -ered
at Today's Meeting
in Council.
LONDON. March 3U.
All England may go "diy."
The Cabinet today thoroughly discussed
the proposition that Gieat Britain be
made prohibition territory during the
war. The plan has the heal ticnt sanction
of Chancellor of tho Exchequer David
Woyd-George. No positive decision was
reached at .today's meeting, but It was
informally reported that the Ministers
would recommend cither severe restric
tion on drinking throughout the Em
pire or cine total prohibition.
Authorities consider the Government
already possesses ample power to put
such a revolutionary "public safety'
measure Into force. The "defense of the
realm act" would clothe a proclamation
of prohibition with full force, even
though unsupported by a specific act of
Parliament.
England is the only nation In the whole
war which so far has not recognized that
King Alcohol Is Its Internal enemy, litis
sla Is 'virtually prohibition territory now.
France has stringent rules to prevent
weakening Its soldiers by Indulgence In
alcohol. For months there has been pro
test In England over lack of control over
public drinking houses, and recently 1-on-don
papers devoted considerable space
to letters from readers protesting against
the ancient British practice of "serving
grog" to soldiers In the trenches and on
board ship.
Chancellor Woyd-George blames liquor
for a part in the decreased production of
British shipyards duo to the hold drink
ing lias on British workmen. He prom
ised a deputation yesterday seriously to
consider the problem of regulation, stal
ing his belief at that time that liquor
should be classed with Germany and
Austria as an enemy of England.
"Having gone Into this matter a great
deal more closely In the last few weeks,"
he said, "I must say that I have a grow
ing conviction, based on accumulating
evidence, that nothing but root and
branch methods will be of the slightest
avail In dealing with this evil. If we
are to settle with Oerman militarism we
must first settle with drink.
"We are righting Germany. Austria
and drink, and so far as I can see tbe
greatest of these three deadly toes is
drink"
CAIRO. March SO, The Egyptian Gov
ernment has forbidden the sale of
absinthe.
Seven Inches of Snow in New York
OSWEGO, N Y., March M.-A W-mlle-an-hour
gale blow here last hlght, accom
panied by a snowfall of seven iache. The
thermometer went down to is, the coldest
day on record tir tills wtater
BIGELOW QUITS
JOB ON REQUEST
FROM GOVERNOR
Commissioner Resigns
As Head of Highway
Bureau Leaves Of
fice on Thursday of
This Week.
. i
ItltitM A HTAftP CORnRHI'nMIK.sr.l
IIAimiSHIIIttl, l'n., Maich Mi Edward
Al. Higclow lias ipfllgned as Slate lligh
wny Commissioner, lie will go out nf
I office on Thin sdny of this week. Official
I announcement wns made by Governor
' Brumbaugh. toda. that Ulgelow has
teudcii'd his irslgnatlou mid that 11 had
been accepted,
i Tln i catenation Is dated March SO, last
, Frldnv. The announcement today was
, inadi- following a shoit visit pnid to the
Govi'inoi by the letlrlng highway ccun
m'soloiier. Blgt'lnw'a lettei of resignation folloun:
i I'ittsbuigh, l'n., March a;. 1DI.1.
I Inn. Mai tin G. Brumbaugh,
I Governor of State of Pennsylvania.
I Dear Kit Believing ns I do that the
I woik of the lllghwiiv Department for
I hip t'lisuing two yeais will lie prlnel
p.illy maintenance woik, and knowing
Hint tho man who ban charge of thy
Wink shuuld be In touch with the
spi lug woi k, I tender yon iny resig
nation to take effect on the "ilist day
of Aiiill.
Veiy icnpcctfully,
(signed) Kdward M. Blgclnw
In accepting the icslgnatlon (iovrinoi
Biuijibausli wrote the following to Blge
low: IIARKISliritG. Mnich 30, Iftin.
lion. Ktlwnnl M. Blgelow,
Pittsburgh, P.i.
.My dear sir I beg to acknowledge
your letter of Match IC, tendering your
i catenation, nnd to say that I have, In
compliance with your lequest, accept
ed lie t-iime, to take effect on the 1st
da of April.
1 wish to thank jou for your cour
teous assistance to me In ilm initial
days of my ndmlnlstintlon upon all
matters bearing upon tin" effective nd
lnliilstiatlou of your department, ami
hIhIi , on gieat success.
Very slnceiely joins,
M. O. nitrMBAL'GH.
RKSPll OP MI'CIl CBITICIS.M
Tlin resignation of Blgelow is tho ic
Milt of cilticlsm that lias been hu iml-
eisally dliccted against his mlmlnistrn- I
tiou or me airnlrs or the State Highway
Depnitment that even the Republican r
uiganlzntion leadeis who placed him lit
otllco tleseitC'd him.
Senator Remote, at the meeting of the
Conelutlpil ttii Tage Two I
STEER NEARLY KILLS
HIS WOULD-BE SLAYER
Withstands 13 Blows With Ax,
Then Charges Butcher, Frac
turing Man's Skull.
Twelve times Paul Desliuer swung Ins
sledge.llke nx and btaught It down with
all the power of his massivo arms on the
head of a great steer In the slaughter
pen of the D. B. Martin Company, 36th
street ami Gtay's Perry road. One blow,
or three or four at most, will fell an ordi
nary animal. This kingly herd leader
stood with braced legs and did not een
stagger beneath the ax.
At the 13th blow the animal In fill)
leaped from the pen, tore the scaffolding
on which Deshnei stood to bits and threw
the slaughterer to the ground. Deshner's
skull was fractured. At the Polyclinic
Hospital, where he was taken. It was said
his condition Is serious. Deshner is
;8 years old. His home Is at 1811 North
Marshall street-
The steer, a gieat 1300-pound fellow,
was driven, protesting, Into the pen,
where thousands have been dealt easy
death. There he stood stubbornly while
Deshner on the scaffold 15 feet above the
ground swung his ax. Apparently the
animal did not feel the first blow, but at
the second, third and fourth he roared.
Deshner, in rage, swung his ax the
harder. It was In vain. Again and again
he swung; then rested while the steer's
great eyes glared hate at him. The 13th
stroke and the animal reared and threw
his huge bulk into the side of the pen,
wrecking the scaffold and hurling the
slaughterer to possible death. The ani
mal was beaten back Into the yards.
Held as Hotel Swindler
Herman T. Morgan, believed to be the
son of a prominent business man of Hart
ford, Conn., was held In the Night Court
last night, on a charge of having at
tempted to defraud three of the clty'a
largest hotels. He la 35 years old. The
prisoner, according to tbe police, con
tracted a bill at the Rellevue-Stratford
of 1118 3o. Then he went to the Walton,
where be left owing a bill of 10- The
management of the Rits-CarUon said he
owed 3 there.
LATJG BULLETINS
NEGltO HITS GIRL ON HEAD WITH HATCHET
Oeorgo Mnttney, 23 years old, 1020 Newton n-vcuue, Camden,
used n hatchet on the head o Jennie Leo, 25 years old, C00 Manning
Bticct, today liccattso tho woman refused to pay him n clout of $10.
Jennie is In tho 1'cnusylvanla Hospital with a slight scalt wound,
Mattnoy escaped. Doth nro negroes.
SUGAR BEPINEHY PIER ABLAZE
Hro on tho pier of tho Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Company,
Laurel street und Delaware avenue, Into this afternoon threatened to
destroy the pier and barges moored alongside. Tho flrciflglitcrrf
iiulchly got the flumes under coutrol.
M. RICHARDS MUCHLE,
PROMINENT CITIZEN,
DEADATAGEOFflO
Passes Away at His Home,
1722 Pine Street, With
Two Sons and Grandson
at Bedside Life One of
Distinction.
Colonel M.uk tllchaids Muckle, one of
the incut wldilv Known ipsldent" of this
city died this inniiiliig at his home. 1722 I
Pine slieet. t'oluuel .Muckle was hi his i
JiOth year mid the pause of his death H
given ii advanced nge. lie had been ill
for the Mikt .six weeks ami hid condition 1
grey giadually wpaker until his death
at 11 o'clock today.
At his bedside us he died were bin two
sons, Mark Riclmids Muckle, .Ir.. and
Colonel John H. Muckle, and Ills grand'on,
Mark lilch.uds Muckle .Slanl.acli. The ,
news of his death was icieived with much
legiet by liicndH. among theni well- '
known llgiups In Philadelphia's social and i
business worlds. Telegrams of condolence I
have bepii received at Ids home ftom all
sections nt the country.
Colonel Maik Richards .Muckle wns bom
In Philadelphia September 10. is:;. Ills
p.uenu whip Cicrmiiiis fiom thu Black
Potest. lie was educated in the Ger
man schools and nt the aae of IT entered
the employ of the Priu.ic I.kdokii, which
was then owned by Swain, Abel) and Sim
mons, as office lioyt lie became clerk,
cashier and Una In- IiubIiich manager,
being iptalut'd by George Clillds when
he took oxer the publication In ISfil
lie was appointed hecond lieutenant of
the Mailne Corps by Punldput Polk In 1846
and made Colonel of (.ciyeiuor Blgler's
staff in is;:'. Up became a membci of the
German Soolet In IS3:i and in 1M',C wns
chairman of the Building Committee
which siiperxlspil the election of the
building nt Marshall and Sptlng Garden
Cnncliided in rage Tno
YOUNG MRS. TOWER
SUES FOR DIVORCE
Woman Brings Proceedings
Against Son of Former Am
bassador to Germany.
MRS. GEORGIANNA TOWER
Mrs. aeorgiunna II Tower, whose :),
000 damage suit against .Charlemagne'
Tower, former fulled States Ambassador
to Germany, for alienation of the af
fections of Chatlemagne Tower, Jr.. h's
sou, whom she claimed us her husband,
created a sensation In the autumn of 1913,
brought suit for divorce from Charle
magne Tower, r., todaj.
The young woman asserted that she be
came the wife of the diplomat's son when
he was a student at Yale, the marriage
being a common law marriage in the be
ginning. Tht alienation damage suit Is still peno
Ine. accoidlng to the Common Pleas Court
records. Charlemagne Toer pleaded not
guilty to tie oung woman's charge and
was admitted to bail.
The young peopl have not lived to
gether since tbe aUeoattftn suit was in
stituted CbarUmaane Tower, Jr.. re
rall denied that Mis Geomapjui, U,
Tower a his wife
I
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U. S. SENATOR OLIVER
INDORSES BRUMBAUGH
LOCAL OPTION BILL
"I Am Strongly in Favor of
Local Option and Will Be
Delighted If Your Bill Is
Enacted," He Writes to
Governor in Letter.
ImilU A UTAH" C01UtKHroMICT.
UARIttSBimO, Pa March SO.-Unlted
Slates Senator George T- Oliver has come
out openly In stippott of Governor Brum
baugh's local option bill. Governor
Biiimbatigh requested him to preside at
the public healing that will bo held on
the bill nest Tuesday afternoon. Sena
tor Oliver declined, but came out strongly
in the support of the bill In tho following
letter:
To lion. Martin G. Brumbaugh, Har-
ilslnirg. Pa.
My Dear Governor Brumbaugh:
1 have Just received your letter of
2ith Inst. I feel highly complimented
by the request you make, but I have
innde all my arrangements to go South
for a three weeks' vacation. I will,
therefoie, not be back until some time
after the middle of April. Under or
dinary circumstances. I would travel a
lung distance to comply with such a
request us yours, but Just now I feel
that I owe It to myself to take a rest,
I have been continuously at work for
almost two ears and have been par
ticularly busy since the adjournment
of Cnngiess.
As ou know, I am lir-fiivor-ofMoeal
option und will be delighted it our
hill Is enacted.
Very sincerely yours.
GEORGE T. OLIVER.
Tho passage of Governor Biumbaugh's
local option bill by the House rests en
tirely with tho followers of 'Senator Vare,
who repiesent the respective districts
of Philadelphia In the lower chamber of
the Legislature.
This wns admitted today by the heads
Concluded on Tage Two
A CASE OF EPIDEMIC
MENINGITIS IN CITY
Home of National Guard Offi
cer Quarantined First of
Kind Here in Years.
A uuarentlna has been established by
the Bureau of Health over the liome
or Captain S. R. Cleaves, 2331 South 21st
street, whose sevcn- ear-old daughter,
Anne, is suffering from epidemic cerebro
spinal meningitis. This Is said to be
the llrst case of epidemic cerebro-splnat
meningitis In Philadelphia in years.
Captain Cleaves' daughter was stricken
about 10 days ago. Her condition. It was
said today, has Improved, Captain
Cleaves is a member of the National
Guard and formerly lived with his family
In Monterey, Cal.
Dr. S. Lewis Zlegler. Director of Health
i and Charities, In discussing the cpldemjc
ceiebro-splnal meningitis today said:
"This malady Is a bad type of Infec
tion, but, at the same time. It Isn t con
sidered very dangerous. The infection
in many cases Js caused by tiles, , Borne
time ago In New-Ynrlc city there we,re
many cases, of this ailment, which re
sulted In u quaiafi'tlne being established
over many hjgfls. The Rockefeller In
stitute, in NeWforK. at the. present time
ii experimenting In research wqrk in try
ing to bring about a treatment of this
disease,'"
FRYE'S CARGO WAS ENGLISH ;
'.NOTE TO GEIUIANY DELAYED
Eeventh-hour Discovery Puts New
Phase on Claim for Damages.
WASHINGTON, March 3u.
The American note on the rlnklng of
the William p. Frye by the Oerman
raider, -Prlnz Kitel Frledrlcb, still is
being delayed by technical quest lops as
to the ownership of the cargo. President
'Wilson gave this Information to cllerjs
today.
rstood that the State De.
dlscovered that the. Frye a
n transferred to EnijglUti-
fore. this Government has
st In Its loss. At the
lepartment was advised
that the owners of the Frye valued hr
at letJ than J200.000. which will ba (Tie
limit of the amount of Indemnity to.be
asked as a result of the destruction of
the chip-
The Kensingtonian Says:
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Aliuouct and Ann ttrettt, was e) .of frQt
ami York the other evemng with a M?
red rose ia his ccat
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