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EVEHftfGr LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 2o, 1916
U. S. SEES CRISIS
IN ATTACKS MADE
UPON TWO LINERS
Reported Loss of Ameri
cans Causes State Depart
ment to Take Action
FOUR AMONG MISSING
Activity of Submarines Brings
Issue Again to Fore Await
WASHINGTON, .March 2...
Another grace crista between Germany
artrt the United States war precipitated
today. The sinking of the channel liner
Sussejt, oft the Frelch coast today and
the Dominion liner Kngllshmnn en route to
Portland, Me., from Avomnoiith, Knglnnd, i
has canned the Bravest apprehension in ,
American Consul Armstrong nt Hrlstnl.
Knglnnd. reported to the State Deportment
today that four Americans nre missing i
from the Riutllshmau. He (rave their
named. Press dispatches state that Aincr:
leans are among1 the missing from the
LANDING CABLES CONSULS."
ComltiK on toil of tho apparent whole
sale BlnUIng without warning of various
neutral and American vessels during the
last ten days, olllclals were nrred from
their recent tranquility. Secretary of
State Lansing Immediately cnbled to Con
sul Armstrong- and to Ambassador Pago
nt London to rush all available particu
lars. Until olllclal Information Is obtainable
no nctlon will be taken by this Govern
ment. I3ut should It be shown 'that tho
Kngllshmnn wan torpedoed without wnrn
Insr. or that the essential facts as de- !
i,nutv ,L i"n,. q ,fZ
be tnken by tho United States.
It was admitted that there was a pos
sibility that when tho facts are obtainable
It may be shown that these vessels tried
to escape, nnd, therefore, were proper
prey for the submarines. Dut If not then
only an Immediate and complete dis
avowal, with punishment for tho subma
rine commanders responsible will prevent
drastic nctlon by the Tnlted States. Sec
retary Lansing communicated the facts
so far available to the Whjto House, but
It was stated that until all possible proof
can be secured the United States cannot
take any definite action.
Officials were very pessimistic ocr the
outlook. The only bright spot in sib it
they said, was that the German policy j
regarding the use of submarines will bo
changed ns the result of the position as
sumed by the Chancellor nnd the Foreign
MAY CHANG10 POLICY.
It has been intimated that If the Chan
cellor found himself In control of tho
Reichstag an announcement might soon be
forthcoming that hereafter submarines
only would attack warships and nav.il
auxiliaries. It will rcriulro such .ictlou,
however, to prevent a diplomatic break nt
least botwucn tho United States and Ger
many should p be i-hown that the attacks
on tho Englishman and the Sussex wero
by submarines and without warning.
The only olllclal dispatch that reached
the State, Department today on tho Suss.'::
disaster was a cable from Consul General
Rklnner nt" London to the effect that ho
lad vised about. SO passports for Ainei I
cans Bolng;' to continental lSurope within
the Inst few days. Ho feared that many
of these were aboard the Sussex
50 DIE, SOME AMERICANS,
IN ATTACKS ON SHIPS
Continued from l'ncr One
upon the Sussex late at night, the wounded
were first transferred to the rescuu ship.
The Maria Therese then sent over boats
to tnke off tho channel boat's passengers.
In addition to the boat that had been
blown away, several other of the Sus
sex's lifeboats forward were splintered
by the explosion and the Sussex's crew
feared they might sink.
The Sussex appeared in no danger of
sinking when passengers abandoned her
and her crew expressed confidence that
she would make port without dilllculty.
Another bont approached In tho darkness,
While the transfer of passengers was be
ing made and offered to convoy the dam
aged steamer Into port The Sussex
chugged along slowly, with the escorting
steamship only 11 few rods astern, as the
Maria Therese turned Into Boulogne.
Wounded pastengers wero hurried to tho
care of physicians and surgeons on their
arrival here, The others hurried out for
breakfast, scattering before an accurate
list of the survivors could be obtained. It
Is possible that persons first reported
missing may be found later to be,ainong
Jlost of the survivors were leaving Bou
logne an early trains this afternoon for
Paris or cities in southern France. The
French authorities were waiving some of
the more rigid formalities In the way of
examination of personal effects.
MAN ABOAUD SUSSEX
T. W. Culbertson Was Abroad Aiding
in Red Cross Relief Work
PITTSBURGH. March 23 Tingle W.
Culbertson, son of airs. J. D. Culbertson,
Jr., of the Gables, Academy avenue.
Sewlckley, who was among the Americans
on board the Channel steamship Sussex,
reported to have been damaged by a
torpedo In the English Channel yesterday.
Is 2 years of age, wealthy, and Is well
known throughout the Sewlckley Valley.
No word had been received from him
today, but inasmuch as reports from Lon
don this morning stated that alt Ameri
cans on board had been saved, his family
believes that he Is safe. His father, a
millionaire, who was treasurer of the Na
tional Tube Company, died two years
Mr- Culbertson left his home two weeks
ago to to to Paris, where he had ar
ranged to aid in the work of the Red
Cross Society. He obtained his passports
st he Federal Building here, February 28.
At his residence this morning. It was
stated that Mr. Culbertson was connected
with the National Tube Company before
leaving for Paris.
41 AMERICAN HORSE TENDERS
WERE ABOARD ENGLISHMAN
ghip Was Returning to Portland for
Cargo for Allies
PORTLAND. Me-. March 35. Forty-one
American horse tenders are believed to
hive been aboard the Dominion liner
Englishman when she was sunk off the
British coast, while bound to this port
fc-Qsa Avonmouth, Eag,
Dispatches from London asserted that
ff persons were saved.
T& Englishman was returning to Port
UsHt to take on horses purchased In the
t'clUd States for tho Allies- She eai)e4
fttnn 'Avonmoutb. on Wednesday, under
(HHMsasd of Captain Morehouse. The lirlt
(du Vlca Consul atd be believed there
Kara only about five Britishers in addi
to to th crew aboard the steamer.
FM jwihujhuiuui wa a.i-iou
.. oiasWp, gwued and re$Utred at Liver- I
OF 1 i .i. - "fc,Sv
Ml ; I
TlV"! " n. Ui I
mwv- $ - 1 1
Former motion picture nctress,
who was Mrs. Stephen Morrln( a
well-known society lender, died
at Bryn Mnwr yesterday.
ACTED IN MOVIES DIES
Mrs. Isobel Ritchie Miller Mor
ris Succumbs to Nervous
-Mrs. Isobel Ritchie Miller Mnrrls. Main
Line society woman, who caused n sensa
tion two years ngo by becoming u moving-picture
nctress. and who Rained n
wide reputation through cleverness In en
noting n role In "The' College Widow." died
yesterday In the Ilryn Mnwr Hospital.
Death wtiB cftused by a nervous break
,1.,,.. f,,, ,,-, ,-,i.-
formerly a prominent broker of this city,
.. ,,'., ... .,.,,,, ntv.nnini voii
In 1014, nnd in the summer Mrs. Morris
went on the "movie" Stage. Her friends
wcro startled, but Inter their surprise was
I changed to admiration when she made a
huge success of it. She took part In sev
eral productions, but the one In which she
was best known Is "The College Widow."
This was rehearsed and enacted at Hav
crford ColleRe and In front of the Morris
home at Bryn Mnwr.
To tho "movie" fans nnd to fllmdum
she was known s ICdlth Ritchie. About
sit months ago she gave up acting and had
since held a serein rial position with a
movie company. She had been 111 since the
death of her mother. Mrs. D. Leeds .Miller.
which occurred January UB.
Her husband nnd daughter. Miss Klsle
Miller Morris, survive Mrs. Morris. Shu
was 11 niece of Mrs. Clement A. Grlseom.
For many years her mother conducted the
College Tea Room nt Uryti Mnwr, which
was largely patronized by society.
DR. WAITE EXPECTS
"TO GO TO CHAIR"
Continued from Pact Our
everything will bo cleared up," said the
"We don't believe our boy is builty,"
said the mother. "Arthur was always 11
A piece of white paper, torn from tho
back of nn envelope, contributed to the un
doing of Doctor Walte. It presented one
of the strongest lilts of evidence relating
to the poisoning of Peck. Had Walto's
orders been carried out by the detective
who trapped him, the negro maid, Dora
Hllller. could today have been richer by
S1000 if sho had bean willing to tell a lie.
Raymond C. Schlndler. of the deteollvi
agency of that name, has In his possession
the plcco of white paper with the order
for $1000 on Spaiilding, McClellan & Co..
of 71 Broadway, with whom Walto had
deposited $15,000. The dctectivn wormed
his way into tho dentist's confidence. Ho
used as a wedge a fictitious acquaintance
with "mutual" friends la tirand Rapids.
"Who is that man?" tVh!te asked his
brother Frank yesterday In the "aIte
apartments in tho Colosseum. Frnnk
White walked over, asked Schlndler if ho
would care to meet his brother, and In
troduced the two.
"Know my people In Urand Rapids?"
Arthur Wnlte asked.
"That's me," replied Schlndler. "Lots
of 'em. Doctor Waltc."
After a few minutes' conversation Doc
tor Walto suddenly asked:
"Can I trust you? Will you bo a
friend In need?"
"Sure," replied the detective. "I cor
tuinly believe you can trust me. Rut It
depends on what you want me to do."
Walte passed his hand through his dis
hevelled hair. "I guess it's all over with
me," he sighed. "What's the use? Do
you believe they'll use against me what
I've told them?"
"Depends on what you've told thcin,"
Schlndler replied offhand. "There's are
several things you'd have to explain. One
Is that you will have to provo you did not
give your wife's father poison without his
"No. I handed It to him In the original
package," answered the dentist.
"It Is very Important that you prove
that," said Schlndler. "Didn't your wife
or maid see you handing him that pack
age?" "No. nut we could say some one did.
Of course, that wouldn't be tho truth."
"What am I to do?"
"You're In a bad box," replied Schlndler.
walking up and down the room. "It's Im
portant more than that. It's vital that
you show you didn't poison the man."
Walte leaned forward on an elbow and
eyed the other intensely, then asked:
"Will you do something for me?"
"(let Dora, the maid, to say she saw
me hand the package to the old man."
"She wouldn't do that, would she?"
"She would if you paid her."
"I haven't any money," said Schlndler.
"That's all right," replied Walte. smil
ing. "I've got plenty- I've got $15,000
deposited with Spauldlug, McClellan &
Co, I'll give you an order for $1000. The
maid Uvea on 134th street. Will you carry
It to her?''
Oh, I guess so!" replied Shlndlei
"Make It out.1"
"I can't write. I'm too weak. Will yot.
make It out? I'll sign it"
The detective found a small piece of
paper and wrote on it as follows:
"Spauldlna, McClelland & Co
"Please give to bearer, R. C. Schlndler,
one thousand ($1000) dollars, and charge
to my account."
'I HATE HIM!' CRIES WAITE'S
WIFE; SAYS HE IS GUILTY
Believes He Planned to Kill Her, Too.
Makes New Will
GRAND RAPIPS. Mich., Maroh 25 .
Clara Louise Peck Walte. wife of Dr. A.
Warren Walte. who until yesterday was
a staunch defender of her husband, turned
against him today.
Whaa. confronted with the New York
authorities' proof of her husband's pur
chase of arsenic and the existence of the
"other woman" she broke down today.
"How could he have done it?" she
sobbed "Arthur. I hate him! 1 want to
see htm punished. He took from me my
motner ana istner. anu inty
planned to kill me. I believe, them, it
UNGRATEFUL NEGRO, WHO WOULD
NOT BE UPLIFTED, HELD AS THIEF
18-Year-Old Youth Incidentally Deals Rude Shock to
, '-filiation Officer's Belief He Gould Be
jrfeformed if Given Chance
The case of James Moulton, an 18-year-old
negro who refuses to bo uplifted, pre
sents' n rare Bttidy for social workers.
Instead of being grateful to Ills bene
factress, Mrs. Adelaide Turner,' who took
him with the stain of crime upon htm nnd
; gnvo him nn opportunity to follow the
1 straight path, lie robbed her home, nt 16
i Mcl'herson street, the police say. nnd
took keen delight In destroying the things
which tho woman dearly prized.
In fact. Moulton showed that he was
an Iconoclast of the extreme tvne. He
! mutilated prize pipes, which had beeri.
won by her sons nt crtllcgc. stole n broad-1
sword, which had seen service In the
Involution; n number of nuggets, nn army
revolver of Colonial days nnd several
other relics which had been handed down
to the famllv by Its ancestors.
It was brought out today at a hearing
bfor? MaR:stintc IVnn ck I Tt M iiiito.i
showed utter contempt for those who
helped him He w ir t'', lust mcktl' f
the sons of his henefnctrcti;;, smoked their
olgnrs nnd spread himself a feast of the
choicest dainties In the house whenever 'ie
so desired. He wandered around the
bouse at will nnd if ho liked the pattern
of a new shirt he wore It. He nlso wore
their shoos and other things, ns his fancy
Mrs. Turner, who Is a probation ollicvr,
believed that If Moulton was given the
freedom of the house he would Improve.
FUNSTON ADDS TO BORDER PATROL;
VILLISTAS ESCAPE TO MOUNTAINS
Continued fnim Page Our
rising against the tic facto Govern
ment. FUNSTON ADDS TO KOKCE
(Jl'ARDIXH MEXICO HOllDKIl
SAN AXTONIl), Tex., March 2ii.
Major llenornl Funston today ordered n
general strengthening of the border patrol.
This wns regarded as necessary owing to
the appearance of many bands of Mexican
marauder.! near the frontier. Tho Amer
ican commander nlso took steps to
strengthen the linen of communication of
tho expedition in Mexico.
Two companies of the LMtli Infan'try. a
neg:o regiment, which had arrived nt tho
bolder from Fort t. A. Russell, were sent
to the New Mexican border. Other forces
were sent to the four Texas towns of
Presidio. Fabcns. Marfa and Del Rio.
VILLA IN SIERRA MAMIES
NEW REPORT FROM HORDER
13L PASO, Texas. Mutch 2.".
"Pancho" Villa, the bandit leader
sought by 12.000 American and Mexicnn
troops, Is reported to have escaped from
the trap set by his pursuers and fled into
the Sierra Madrc Mountains nt the south
ern end of the Rio Do Santa Marin Vnlley.
With a chosen band of his "coloradocs"
tho golden ones of his bodyguard he
Is snld to have 11111 tho gauntlet of tho
rapidly converging American and Car
rnuzlstii troops. To make his escape the
bandit leader was reported today to have
abandoned to their fate nt least 200 of
his followers caught nt El Oso to the cast
In nn attempt to intercept Villa before
he can reach the wooded and canyon-rlvcu
heights northwest of Guerrero, (Jeiicral
Pershing has sent a strong body of
cavalry toward Tcmnsachle, on the Mexico
Northwestern Railway, and southeast
ward along that road to Tecalncachlc.
This district Is more than 200 miles from
General Pershing's main baso at Colum
bus, N. M. In this drive through Mexico
tho American expedition 13 understood to
havo nut lost 11 single man.
UANDITS 13UR.V TOW.V.
While the race between Villa and
Pershing's men is making 11 thrilling chap
ter In Mexicnn and American history, bor
der residents' Interest was shifting farther
north today. This was duo to tho fnct
that the town of Janns, on the route fol
lowed , by tho American expedition and -10
miles northwest of Casas Urandes. has
been set on lire.
The Incendiaries nre believed to bo tho
members of a roving hand of Vllllstus. It
Is rumored that the town was looted and
many persons killed there before tho ma
rauders set the torch.
Another band uf Vllllstus is believed
responsible for the murder of threo Ameri
canstwo women and n man near Gib
son's rnnch on the N'ew Mexican border.
VILLA GOT A SURPRISK.
It became known today for tho first time
thnt Villa had tried to get to tho border
nnd loin one of his bunds there, but was
balked by the well-executed plans of Gen
Villa scoffed nt the American cavalry.
Ho believed It too slow to press his own
wild horsemen, yet the American troopers
rode him off at Casus G ramies and mndo a
hot pursuit of It southward. Villa was
surprised, but his confidence was not
From the neighborhood of .N'amlqulpa he
was certain ho could carry his riders
through the passes. Then Pershing, refus
ing to wait for diplomatic negotiations at
Washington, utilized the Mexican North
western Rnllroad nt Aguaje and sent his
cavalry by rail to head Villa olT.
Another American column, rushed to
reinforce Carranzlsta troops, closed In at
According to tho latest advices. Amer
ican troops have established an advance
base ut Kl Valle, 35 miles southeast of
Ca.sas ( Ira rules, other forces are in the
neighborhood of Xamtqulna; still other
troops are reported In the vicinity of Ma
dera. 100 miles south of Casas Urandes,
in tho heart of Villa's own country.
"ALL WELL" AL0NIJ R0RDER,
SAY REPORTS TO WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, March 25. "First
Chief" Carranza and his Secretary of
War, General Obregon. absolutely control
the military situation In northern Mexico,
Administration leaders declared today. AH
danger of serious trouble has been averted
for the present, It is stated.
Elimination of Villa was considered
certain, even though. he may have tem
Both at the White House and the State
Department the assertion was made that
organized efforts are apparent on the
parts of certain individuals at border
points to stir up trouble. Agents of the
Department of Justice are said to be in
vestigating charges to this effect, and if
possible indictments and arrests will be
MEXICANS NOW TURNING
AGAINST FRANCISCO VILLA
EL PASO. March 25. Pancho Villa Is
threatened by dangers other than capture
by the American forces. In the past he
depended on support of natives. For
years his reputation and deeds as an out
law kept these people subject to his rule
of fear. By brutality he kept them In
hand. He could have whatever he needed
Or whatever his fancy inclined him to
But now there has come a eiange.
When the American army entered Mexico
the peons feared more of the raiding, out
raging warfare they had known, only on
a larger and more cruel scale. Instead
they have seen a determined, buslneu-
llka ?rmv natfentlv nhxnrhfn thA fennt. I
rftlps of, their, country and its roind set
Instead of thai he became more daring.
Finally ho became Intolcrablo nnd was
Then, nccordlng to the police, tho negro
determined to have revenge upon the
woman, who had proved to be such n good
Samaritan. He entered her home nnd
stole the relics and other things, which
she greatly prized. In order that tho theft
would worry her.
Ills capture ended Ills plans of revenge
nbruptly. When he faced Magistrate Pen
nock, Moulton professed to bo repentant
nnd said he would pay Mrs. Turnor $5 n
week Until the booty ho stole was paid for
If given another chnncc. Mrs. Turner re
fused to withdraw the charge against him
nnd he wan held without ball for court,
Moulton fell Into the tolls of tho police
several months ngo. when he was nrrcsted
on the charge of stealing Articles from a
Wnlnut street book store.
Mrs. Moulton In licr work ns proba
tion olllcer frequently told those with
whom she came In contnet thnt some
boy criminals should be given another
chance. The case of the thief was
brought to her notice, nnd In order to
practice what she preached the woman
gave him a position In her home ns
butler nftcr bringing nbout his discharge
In the larceny case.
The negro was apparently very grate
ful nt tho time nnd declnrcd that all he
wanted wns n chance.
only on one thing tho tnklng of Pancho
The natives have come I nek out of the
liltls. They have talked to the American
troopers. They have worked with them.
They hnvo found pay for what was taken.
The native mind Is beginning to see
Villa as n doomed man. Soon the natives
will take advantage of their opportunity
for revenge on Villa. Instead of helping
him they will carry Information to tho
HUMORS THE ONLY DANGER
TO AMERICANS AT TAMI'ICO
WASHINGTON', Mnrch iC Reports
thnt Americans and other foreigners were
endangered nt Tnmplco had little sub
stantiation. A hitherto unpublished dis
patch to the Novy Department, from Tnm
plco, said those at tho oil port wero more
nlatmcd over reports coming from tho
t'nlted States than by .actual conditions
there. This niessngo read :
American citizens entertain some
anxiety as to future developments.
This fcelliiK Is Intensllled by numerous
private messages from llrms In the
The gunboat Manillas nnd battleship
Kentucky aro nt Tnmplco and confirm
reports that conditions arc quiet.
A conference of Carranzlsta generals,
nt Qucrctnm was believed by olllclals to
concern co-operation with the United
States in hunting down Villa.
CARRANZA AIJENT SEEKS
RELEASE OF MUNITION SHIP
WASHINGTON. March 23. Mexican
Ambassador Designate Arredondo todny
arranged with Secretary l.n'nslng for the
release of n cargo of ammunition on the
ship Monterey nt Now York. Tho vessel
wns to have sailed for Vera Cruz yester
day, but was held up by customs author
ities. The introduction of nmmunltlnu into
Mexico through Vera Cruz assures Its
rafe nrrlval to Carrnnza authorities. ' It
Senor Arredondo lias not yet henrct
from Ucneral Cnrrnnza as to whether tho
latter formally has approved the protocol
as arranged by the State Department and
REI'UHLK'ANS PLAN CAUCUS
ON SITUATION IN MEXICO
WASHINGTON, Mnrch 25. Plans to
demand mora troops for tho Mexican bor
der and the formation of a republican
Mexican policy wero discussed at a secret
conference of Republican Senators today.
Action was deferred until Monday.
PERSHING I1EGS FUNSTON
FOR USE OF RAILROADS
SAN ANTONIO, March 25. General
Filnston. In response to repeated urgent
requests from General Pershing that tho
Mexican Northwestern Railroad bo taken
over and supply trains operated between
Kl Paso and Casas Graudcs, informed
Pershing that authority from Washington
I to lake such action has not been received.
It was frankly said about headquarters
I that permission wns anxiously awaited.
; With his lino of communications reach
ing to Nnmlquipa on the southeast. Kl
Vallo to the south, and possibly to Madera
on the southwest, Pershing's need of a
steady, certain and rapid supply source
is Imperative. The Mexico Northwestern
offers an Ideal solution of tho transporta
tion problem. Taking over of the road
would almost certainly mean tho transfer
of tho border base from Columbus to
MEXICAN FORCE MAY ENTER
U. S. TO GET CATTLE THIEVES
KL PASO. Tenn., March 25. Word
reached here today that Carranza troops
wero considering sending an oxpcdltlou
Into the United States near Presldo, Tex.,
to enpture cattle thieves that were pur
sued to the border two days ago by Gen
eral Rojas. Soldiers of the Carranza
commander engaged In a running fight
1 with the thieves, but stopped the pursuit
wnen tne fugitives reacneu tne interna
(Kntry of Mexican troops Into the
United States would be alowable under
the terms of tho protocol recently agreed
between President Wilson and First Chelf
Carranza, of Mexico, provided the cattle
thieves entered Mexico from the United
States. The agreement does not appear
to cover entry If the thieves are Mexicans
who hav bjd to this side of the boundary
MORMON CHIEF AT EL PASO
IIEARSOF VILLA'S ESCAPE
EL PASO, Tex., March 25. Bishop
l(urst, of the Mormon Church, received
reports today that 8000 American troops
are now in Mexico. The Mormon colon
ists at Casas Urandes, grateful for (heir
rescue by the cavalrymen, have turned
over all supplies at Colon la Dublan and
Colona Juarez to the United States.
The bishop's Information corroborates
the report that Villa and his band have
escaped into the mountains.
IUghwaymen Beat and Rob Man
Highwaymen held up and beat Into un
consciousness Louis Hummel, 40 years old.
of Woodstown, N. J-. along a lonely road
near Pennsgrove. He was found uncon
scious last night near the road beside an
automobile he bad been driving. His
clothes had been rifled and 90 stolen.
The money represented funds he had col
lected for the Castor Brothers, tea and
coffee dealers, i 89 Frankford avenue, by
whom he is employed as a solicitor and
The comoen pouco nave teen
notified and are 4rctuu for the bandite-
BISHOP S. S. ORTYNSKY
Hcntl of tho Ruthcnian Rite of
tho Romnn Catholic Church in
United States, who died in his
home in this city.
TRIBUTE PAID TO DEAD
Hundred Assemble at Church
and Offer Prayers for
Repose of Soul
Hundreds of Ruthetilnns nnd Gnllclans
poured Into the Ruthcnian Roman Catholic
Ohureli, 8th street near Brown, today to
offer plnycrs for the repose of tho soul
of Bishop Stephen Soter Ortynsky, head
of tho Ruthcnian Rite of tho Roman Cnth
ollc Church In tho United States, who died
A dctnll of police from the 10th nnd
Buttonwood streets station was on hand to
handle the crowds. Deep sorrow was re
flected In the faces of the men and women
who filed Into tho church. One hundred
and fifty lighted candles were In position
In two 'candelabra on the nltnr, and as fast
ns the cnndles burned to tho sockets nnd
went out they were replaced.
It has been arranged that tho funeral
services will bo held next Thursday with a
High Requiem Mass. Archbishop Prcndcr
gast will serve as celebrant, nnd It Is
expected that more than 500 priests will
bo In iittcndnnco from nil parts of the
The remains will lie In stato nil day
Wcducsdnj , and In a raised bier in the
middle nlslc of tho church. Stationed near
the bier will be 11 guard of honor, com
posed of members of tho Holy Name So
ciety. The Iilshnp was 5(1 years old. Ho
preached last Sunday us usunl, nt which
time lie was In excellent health. The fol
lowing day, going out In tho rain, he
caught cold and was forced to tnko to his
bed. His illness was not thought serious,
but pneumonia developed, nnd yesterday,
when ho nppcared to be getting better, he
suffered n rclap.'o. So vapidly did the end
come, ami with so llttlo warning, that
them was barely time for priests to reach
the bedside to administer the last sacra
ment Uishup Ortynsky leaves, in addition to
his invalid sister. Magdalen, a brother.
Joseph, who made his homo with him here,
and two sisters In Austria. Residing with
him also was a cousin. Emit Kulczycky.
BLAST WRECKS P. & R.
VAULT; SIX HURT
Bookkeeper Hurled Long- Dis
tance by Explosion"
A terrlilc explosion of accumulated gas
In n huge Htccl vault In the office of the
Philadelphia nnd Reading freight station,
nt Front nnd Noblo strcts, todnv serioim!
Injured one man and slightly burned
five others. All of tho windows in t.u
building wero shattered.
Thomas W. Armstrong, 39 years old,
3311 North 1th street, employed as a
bookkeeper In the freight otllce, wns
hurled 30 feet across tho room against a
heavy swivel chair. Tho chair was de
molished nnd Armstrong sustained serious
Injuries to his back. Tho hair was
burned completely from his head by the
tongue of flame which leaped from the
3oor of tho vault following the explosion.
Five other employes In the olllco were
thrown to tho floor nnd their hair and
eyebrows wero singed.
Armstrong nrrlvcd at tho ofliee at T.20
this morning to prepare the place for the
day's work. Tho otllce Is on tho second
floor of tho building nnd tho big vault is
located In tho rear of the room.
Armstrong swung open the heavy steel
door of the vault and lit a match so that
he could locato ledgers, waybills, etc. Tho
lighting. of the match was followed. by an
explosion which rocked tho building. Two
largo tables, weighing 75 pounds each,
were hurled 35 feet against a wall and
badly smashed. - Other furniture In the
room was overturned and sent scurrying
about the place.
Armstrong was taken to the Roosevelt
Hospital, Where physicians say his condi
tion Is serious. In addition to the injuries
to his back he suffered severo burns of
the face and hands.
It has been the custom to leave a lighted
gas jet In the vault, and It is supposed
that this was blown out, causing the vault
to 1111 with gas.
VARES TURN DOWN DAIX
Boom for Charles H. Grakelow
Vare-Smlth forces have indicated that
they will refuse a renomlnatlon to Sen
ator Augustus F. Dalx, Jr., In tho 7th
district, A boom for Charles H. Grake
low was launched In the, 28th Ward at a
meeting of the Union Republican Club,
1S05 Cumberland street, last night,
Orakelow's candidacy, so Its sponsors
said, was launched without his formal con
sent. However, the boomers last night
declared that they would form a commit
tee of notification, comprising men of the
28th. Uth and 32d Wards, and importune
Grakelow to become a candidate at the
primaries In May.
Grakelow is president of the City Busi
ness Club and a close friend of Mayor
Smith, who is said to be behind his pro.
poseo) candidacy. Dalx for the past few
months has been allied with the Vare
Smith forces, and. it Is said, with the un
derstanding that he was to remain in of
fice. Police Investigate (Jas Poisoning
An Investigation Is being made by the
police to ascertain whether Charles; Mc
Ilvaln, 40 years old, of let Cotton street,
Roxborough, who was found by his wife
overcome by gas yesterday afternoon,
had attempted suicide of was suffering
rronj an accident. He was taken to St.
Timothy's Hospital, where hU condition
was said to be serious. Mcllvuln is a
letter carrier attached to Station . Three
months ago he fu jntg the Manayunk
Canal It (lien was reported that be had
attempted to commit syjoldo.
WITH TALE OF A BIRD
Colonel Says He Found "Little
Devil" in Caves of Trinidad.
Eats NutsVand Goes
SILENT AS TO POLITICS
Merely Prefers Questioners to His
Book Called "Fear God and
Tnke Your Own Part"
NBW YORK, Mnrch 21!. What Is 'It
lives In a cave, cats nuts, makes . big
noise nnd goes out nights?
It's n bird!
Colonel Theodoro Roosevelt told' nil
nbout It last night when he nrrlved lack
from tho West Indlos. He found tho bird
Feeling "bully" nnd looking bronzed
nnd rested by his six weeks' holiday in
tho tropics, Colonel Rosevclt returned to
New York on tho Trinidad liner Mnturn,
nnd spent the night nt tho home of his
dnughler, Mrs. Richard Derby, 118 Hast
70th street. Today, after seeing George
W. Perkins, his publishers nnd leading
naturalists nbout n bird ho found, he will
go to his homo In Oyster Bny for over
"I nn" not," said no, "prepared to make
any statement on politics nt present or on
tho Intel national situation, beyond re
ferring you to what I said in tho book I
put out six weeks ngo, called 'Fear God
and Tnke Your Own Part.'
A story of a new speclcB of bird camo
while the Colonel wns discussing his plans
for today. He said that ho was going
to see Henry Fairfield Osborn, curntor
emeritus of the Museum of Nntural His
tory, nnd Curntor Hornaday, of the Bronx
"I've got something to tell them," he
Then ho nsked one of tho newspaper
men If hd know whnt a night hnwk wns,
and the bird story followed.
The night hnwk, It appears, eats Insects,
but the now bird which the Colonel dis
covered docs not. It Is n good deal in ap
pearance like the whlppoorwlll. but, tho
Colonel ndded with n chuckle, "Is ns big
as n barn owl." It Is nocturnal In Its
habits, makes Its home In n civo and lives
on nuts. Beetle nuts was 0110 of the varie
ties tho Colonel named.
"It makes n great noise, too," he said.
A suggestion was made that It might
bnrk like n dog, and tho Colonel, n broad
smile on his face, raised n threatening
"Now, sir, no nature faking," ho ex
claimed, The native nnme of the bird the Colonel
said, was the guacharo. Ho ;.i..eil:
"Some of tho natives call It tho dlahlo
tin. or little dovll. Wc found It In the
caves near Trinidad. I couldn't bellevo It
at llrst, but there It was, Just as I have
described It." v
It developed that one thing which puz
zled the Colonel about the bird was the
presence of bristles or whiskers about the
mouth. Ho could understand them on
a bird which lived on Insects, but not on
a bird which lived on nuta. In fact, tho
presence of tho whiskers was ono of tho
points which distinguished It from any the
Colonel had ever seen or heard nbout.
"I'm going to look nt tho species In the
zooljgh'al gardens and sco If nny if them
have tho bristles," ho saliV
LE POSIzfOM ITALIANS
ESTESE NELLA VALLE
DE UALT0 C0RDEV0LE
Le Forze di Cadorna Approfit-
tano di Una Bufera di Neve
per Occupare un Costone
ROMA. 2" Mnrzo.
II Ministero delta (iuorra piibbllcava lerl
sera II seguento rnpporto del comandants
Intcrtnalo dclle forzo Italluno opernntl
"lerl hi nostra artlgllcria cannonegglo'
colonno nemlche In marcla nell'nltm vallo
dell'Astlco a alia testa dclla valle d'Assa e
sulle nlturo dl Vnllo Ferslna. I nostrl
cannon! bombardarono uncho un treno
carlco dl mntcrlale da guerra cho era
fermo nolla stazlone di Caldouazzo(T).
"Nella valle del Cordovole durante una
tempesta dl nevo le nostro truppo estesero
le loro poslzionl sul costone a nord-est dl
Passu di Mezzodl' ed occuparono nnche
Vnllnz c Ruaz net fondo della vallata.
"Nella On nil a nella notto del .2 uu
rcpnrto nemlco cho Indossava tuniche
blanche nttacco' lo uostre posizloni julla
rlvn sinistra del Rio dl La I.amza, nel
I'alta valle del Chlurzo, ma fu subito
"J.uiiKo tutta la fronte dell'Isonzo con
tlnuaronn nella glornata dl lerl I duellt dl
artiglierla, che pero' furono Interrntti dalln
nebbla a da pioggle torrenzlall. I.e nos
tra bntterle bombardarono la stazlone dl
Santa Lucia, u sud dl Tolmlno, ed 11 vlllag
glo dl Modreja, dove si crano osservntl
movimentl dl truppe."
Da notizto glunte qui u Roma si np
pronde che I tedeschl ed 1 loro alleatl
avevana declso dl prendere I'oftensivn su
tutte le frontl alio scopo dl prevenlre
1'offeiisivn degll alleatl e posslbllmente
Dal 17 dl Marzo gll austro-tedeschl
hanno comlnclato un movlmento offenstvo
siillu fronte orlentale, I tedeschl nttsc
cavano parccchl glornl prima che fosse
inlzlato II movlmento offenslyo russo
Sula fronte italiatia gll uttacchl nus
trlaci colncldevuno quasi con quelll degll
Italian!. L'offensiva nustro-tedesca do
vrebbe essere stata lulzlata ancho contro
Vnlona, Salonlcco, Frzerum e alia Meso
potamia. Gll uttacchl turco-tedeschi contro lo
truppe russu marclautl su Treblsonda e
contro gll Inglesl che avanzavano sul Tigri
furono quasi slmultanei, mentre l'offensiva
degll taerclti teutonlcl e bulgar) nel Bal
cant fu resa imposslbllie dal contlnuato
cattlvo tempo e dalla poca dtsposlzlone o
dalla Impotenza del bulgarl.
Cotnunque sla, l'offensiva teutonlca e"
stata senza successo da per tutto e el e'
trusformata in una parlcolosa dlfenslva.
La battaglla dl Verdun non e' ancora
finlta, mal tedeschl, forze per avere rlco
noscluto l'lmpossiblllta' dl ragglungcro la
clttadella o dl forzaro II passagglo tra I
fort! di Douaumont e di Vaux o dl spin
gersl a sud dalle colline che sorgono ad
ovest della Mosa, attaccanq ora plu' ad
overst, nelregtone delle Argonne dove Com.
batteronq valorosamente i garlbaldlni nel
prlml meal della guerra curopea, e dove I
tedeschl non rlusclrono mal a forzare le II
nea francesi. Attaccano nella reglone dl
Vauquols, donde sperano dl glungere a
sorpassare le colline e la foresta dp Hesse
e ta$llare la ferrovla dl NeuvUly e di
Clement. L'uttacco tedesco In questa re
glone non e' fatto pero' con grandl forze.
Employment Bureau's Success
Increased interest on the part of Phila
delphia manufacturers and employers of
labor has resulted In the State Employ
ment Bureau being enabled to achieve
considerable success in its first four
months of operation. Applicants to the
number of 1203 have been placed In posi
tions out of a total of me applying. The
willingness of the employers to aid the
bureau Is shown by the- fact that tbey
have put in calls for 37 li workers, The
bureau has 72Q posltiona open at present
for men and women who can 01 tho jobs.
ON DVINSK m
1'etrograd Reports W
1yTrtov T11.i -, . Jj
iuca" A"i uermana'
Hold Has Been Broken
NO GAINS, ' BERLIN SAy
LONDON. March 2S.-A11 along (J
long eastern battlellne, from the rU.I
or,,, II, tl A .- .. - .. . '"KOBE
....,. . ,, io lno uauclan fronW
new Russian offensive has continued fcliiX
out nbntement during the lata 24 hours 'l
The Petrogrnd War omce reports th
...u i n mites nro advancing n u.a
.. ,ti.u. icpuising counUr-al,-tacks."
From this It appears that the ,
tnckers have broken tho power of tM8(
mice of Field Marshal von Hlnaenburfl
nrmy in this region. To the north. In ik.
Jncobstndt sector, where the RusiUhJ
Mimu uirougn me Teuton rront on Thnti.a
day, taking three lines of trench n,1
C-crmnns hnvo launched strong coml.3,
.ll.nt.. ...I.1..I. . .
,u'" 1111:11 were, However, rcmitiei'UC
ittiuiuiiit, iu j cirogrnii. -
The battle between Lakes Nerolc(nB',i3
Vlshnlcff. cast of Vllnn, where the Ra, I
slnns nre trying to break through to u,J
tho Vllna-Dvlnsk railway sector, Is .imj
The Pctrograd statement says that jH
protective lines In tho Kllp.x sector wtril
countcr-nttnek wns renulsed. Th "
slvo northwest of Vnrgunck als& Is deVS
Tho Russian War Olllce stntcmeht hA
In the Jacobstadt sector strong
Oermnn formations mado n counter- '
attack near Augustlnhof Wo re.
North of Lake Vargunek our of-
In tho Wvlnsk region we are ad- jM
vnnclng. repulsing counter-attack!, jKl
Dpsnttn hpilVV flrn u-n fnrpirl nil n-A. fK I
fplinivr. la r nvn nn tiir . is
ir,nttvfk Unite I, ! l.'lln. ..., t. I
rpmilsftrl it rlprmnn rnimtot-.ntlanl. &M9
Retweon Lakes Naroteh nnd Vlshv '3
mere lighting continues.
Herlln still insists thnt the new at.'
tacks havo brought the Russians no galnS
but ndmlts that hard fighting Is in prog.J
rcss nt various points of tho lront, par.a
tlculnrly hi the northern Ecctor. S
The German War Olllco declares three 1
Russian attacks, "In thick waves" on!
March 19 ngalust the German lines In tht'ft
region of Postnvy. between Dvlnsk amtl
Vllnn, wero repulsed with heavy losses toji
tne nttacKcrs. .More than 50,000 shells,!
most of them of heavy calibre, wcro ahow.l
jcrcd upon tho small front In this region;!
il if 1.111U. 1 uu liijiu uiuicK. uiu leau 10 El
penetration by the Russians of 100 yardijj
or tne uormnu line, tne war omco say.,
nut tins strip was regained through aj
coui.tcr-attack led by a regimental com-l
mnndcr. A fourth Russian nttack wajj
"smothered In the Initial stages" by thH
Pickpockets at Eddystone
Hands of pickpockets havo been work-'
lng in Kddystono tho last few days ,de-
spile effoitrt of the pollco nnd private de-1
tectlves of tho Remington Arms Companjr.3
rhc pickpockets operato in the crowds otj
workmen nt the gates of tho plant and on
crowded ears while tho workmen are re..l
State's Deleiration Solid for Weeks .
IlAI.Kirtir V. P.. March 25 .Willi
11, n (.linrtslrxr nf T? A Wnnl nf TlnlMrW '.A
and J. D. Parker, of Smithfleld, as dtIi-3
gates from tho 4th Congressional .Dto-J
trlct to the Chicago National ConveM
t ion. It has been declared that thil
Stnto delegation Is solid for Senator
WmiVh fur thA tVpalrlpntlnl linmlnritlnn.
COL. AUGUST P. LYNCH
Gallant Officer in Civil War Who Wonf
Distinction in Virginia
Colonel August P. Lynch, a fanwifl
Civil War veteran, died today In Hahne-i
maun Hospital after severnl weeks' lll-j
noss. He was 73 years old.
Colonel Lynch was a member of tMJ
lRHri Pennsylvania Reclment. which wall
recruited through tho efforts of the 1nlon.B
bffiicup. llv his service In the War Mi
won from General. Miles the tribute ofj
bnlnir "nno of the Unions nblcst otncerSii
Tin Piniprlallv distinguished himself rn
tho battlefields of Virginia, taking part Ufl
Hnncock's remarkable charge at apoijw
uviviiiii:. Mini irnilhiL- a section thereof.
At Cold Harbor he was wounded, nnd 1JJ
.ill nl?ht nn the field of battle.
Piitm. i.vnnii wns a moneer ineinuw m.
ll.n Mllltnrv Onlar of tho Loyal LeglOlVl
Ho was nn elder or the Arcn sireei rrw
byterlan Church. He was a bachelor n$
lived at 1-1 -Norm zisi sireei-
Pioneer in tho Manufacture of Gimp!
. . . , I.A nlnnao I.IHIlUfACl
jonn i-iavenpui 1. i i""""' , ,iu
turer of gimp upholstery material In UiIJ
country, died last night at his home, IJI
West Lehigh avenue, after a four dajT,
Illness from pneumonia. He was 7. years
old. He Is survived by a daughter, wni
Florence Jordon, Cape Charles. Vs.. ana
two granucniioreii, """j" "7v.rie.J
and John Davenport. The funeral service
will be held on Monday . at - o cim., :"i
the 1 Cooknmn M, U Church, 12th street w
Lehigh uvenue. The service win ,""4
re".B. . .V." V,... ,.-,.. ..I Vnrnul HaMtf
nucteu oy im mi, . - ., m.s
Interment will be private In the Mounij
Vernon Cemetery. . , . ...t)l
air. tmve.u.u.w v ... "--",- ....--
was tne owner oi w - "':" ," .iil
factories at Hancock and Somerset tretU
He retired rrom acuve uuw - zzji
ago. He was born in acciej n.H
land, and camo to this country i"
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