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VOL. II. NO. 177
PHILADELPHIA, 1TBIDAY, APRIL 7, 191G.
Coi-umtiT, lOlrt, st tnu rcttto LiMrn Counm,
PRICE ONE OBlsT
I
U. S. MAY SEND
MORE MEN TO
CHASE VILLA
Wilson and Baker Confer
on Reinforcing of Gen.
Pershing's Troops
WILL
KEYNOTE SPEECH
SILENT ON THE MILITIA
i
WASHINGTON, April 7. It was
reported In official circles late this
afternoon, following n long confer
ence between President Wilson and
Secretary of War linker, that more
troops would be sent Into Mexico nt
once.
Officials refused; to Boy whether
plans to call out the National Guard
arc being contemplated. It was said
that Secretary Baker believed it was
Imperative that General Pershing's
forces should be reinforced at once.
Kfj PASO, Tex., April 7. Villa lins
gathered 2000 men nt I'nrrnl for n ntnml
against tho American expedition, accord
ing to Information which reached Kort
Bliss today from Mexican sources.
Tho ndvnnccd cavalry under Colonel I
Dodd was reported nearlng the Parrot dts-
trlct. The reported slzo of Villa's forco j
was a Burpriso to olllelnls here. Tho most '
liberal provlotm reports estimated ho had i
only n few hundred followers. It was
generally believed that a mero handful
was attcndlns their wounded leader on
his flight southward, nnd the Mexican re- ,
port may bo nn exaggerated estimate
frequently compelled to rest, according to
SSa.To.0el fVodd liasgone 'so I A MAO STRUM'S 3 HITS
fnr Kiiuli of KUimortlntr columns he may ! XllUVJO UAlUJXltl KJ O 111XU
ernment's operations against tho Vlltlstas.
A Cnrranza garrison Is imposed to be
nt Parral, where many foreigners nro
bolloved to havo remained near their min
ing Interests. Carrnnza troops from Chi
huahua Cltv nnd Torreon could easily
reach Parralby rail. General Pablo Gon
zales jhns been appointed commander of
tho north by War Minister Obrcgon nnd
Is reported to bo on his way to tako
supremo command of tho de facto Gov
ernment's operations against ho Vllllstas.
MAKE G. 0. P.
Senator Warren G. Harding- was today named as temporary chair
man for the Republican National Convention, to meet in Chicago.
As such, ho will sound tho tocsin for the Presidential campaign.
NO CHANGE IN WASHINGTON
OF PURPOSE TO GET VILLA
WASHINGTON', April 7. "Wo nro
going to get Villa."
If there has been any change In this
purpose. It Is In President Wilson's mind
alone, Ifwns bald today,, and has not been
communicated to men charged with run-
nine .dojvjv the, bandit.
. HowMontr . this tasl
oncTwould'nronhesy.
Tho aujtply problem Is the most vexa-
llnn,yinntf fhla fnalr urttl .rtnaitm. nn
.Vfc.iiJ'" ,fc"""" M j-. v,.i..w ..--
HELP THE ATHLETICS
TO DEFEAT RALEIGH
Mackmen and Minor Leaguers
Engage in Batting Duel.
Crowell and Morissette-
Do the Pitching
FINAL COUNT 16 TO 9
Contlnuril on I'nce Seven, Column One 1
PENROSE SLATE MADE PUBLIC
List of Candidates for Convention
Delegates nnd Alternates
Given Out
Senaor Penrose's state for delegates
and alternate:) to tho Republican con
vention In Juno nt Chicago was made
I public today. Nomination petitions nro
I being circulated for 13 candidates for the
12 places and for 14 alternates. Neither
Governor Brumbaugh nor Mayor Smith is
on tho Penroso slate.
Here Is the list for tho delegates:
Senator Penrose.
Alba B. Johnson, president of the
Baldwin Locomotive Works.
John Grlbbel, president of the Union
League.
James Elverson', Jr.
Senator Oliver, of Pittsburgh.
Mayor Joseph d. Armstrong, of
Pittsburgh.
E. V. Babcock, of Pittsburgh.
D. I. Gillespie, of Pittsburgh.
13. J, Stackpole, of Harrlsburg.
W. Harry Baltor, secretary of the
State Republican Committee, Harrls
burg. WJIIIam E. Crow, chairman of the
Republican State Committee, Union
town. George Scull, of Somerset County.
Ouy Moore, of Lucerne County.
Five of the ,14 alternates for delegates
I at-large to the Republican Convention on
the Penrose slate follow: John W. Ford,
ox-Coroner of Philadelphia; Thomas Gar
vin, chief clerk of the State House of
Representatives, of Delaware County; ex
Postmaster Pascoe, of Easton; Reese Phil
lips, of Scranton, and Gabe Moyer, of
Lebanon.
Witt, bs
nValsh, rf....,
Strunlc, cf ...
Oldrlng.-lf-ri5,
Mclnnls, lb i,
Moyer," o
Pick, 3b r.
Mnlone, 2b 2
Crowell, p 1
Morlssette, p 2
tShcang 1
ATHLETICS.
ah. n.
r, 3
B
,.-.-.-v.t fi
...'...-... 3
5
H. O.
2 i
4 2
3 3
12
0 1
0 0
1 1
3 1
0 0
0 1
1 1
Totals 10 1G 11 27 7 4
RALEIGH.
AB. R. II. O. A". E.
Schuyler, cf. .
Winning, lb.
Bush, ss
Roberts, If..,
YendHloy, rf.
McCord, 2b..
Edwards, 3b.
Howe, c
Pnrnhnin, p. .
Pillion, p
GERMANTOWN AND EPISCOPAL
MEET IN INTERACADEMIC TILT
McCall, of No-Hit Fame, Pitches in
First League Game
Episcopal Academy and GeVmantown
Academy Inaugurated the Interacademlc
League season this afternoon on the for
mer's grounds, 62d and Walnut streets.
McCall. the youngster who held Col
llngswood High hltless and runtess In a
game last week, was scheduled to do
the twirling for Episcopal, and as a con
sequence an unusually large crowd was
out to see the phenom. perform. Lamb
appeared on the hill for Germantown.
Line-up:
qEltirANTOWN A. c,
William, cf.
Jopiton. 8b,
Kent, as.
Holmes, c.
Lamb, p.
Clthler. lb.
Plpamors, 2b.
A I-awson, If.
rntchey, rf.
Umpire Doctor Bennett.
EPISCOPAL.
Dickson, rf..
Htewsrt, ss,
Walton. 8b.
Hunt, c.
Hmltb, tb.
Earp, el.
Sellers. If.
Push. 2b.
ilcCall. p.
I
5
1
1
Johnson 1
11UWK, P 1
2 5
n io
0 0
2 I
.1
3
1
4
n
o
o
o
YOUNG HURLER TOO
GOOD FOR MORAN'S
PUAMDTAIVJ.C?
IjllrtllU A'tH ou
Phillies Fall Before Washing
ton Luderus' Double Sends
Two Runs Across the Plate
This Afternoon
FINAL SCORE IS 3 TO 2
PH1LLIKS.
AB. R.
Stock. 3b.. 4
Bancroft, ss i 1
Paske'rt, cf .4
Cravath,.-rfti'V. f , V S''
LtiderUH, lb ?. " 4
Whlttcd, if 4
Nlchorf, 2b 4
Burntf, c 4
Demnrce, p 2
Hood 1
Mayer, p 0
-fliyrno 1
-Jrpmft'th
0 27 1
0 0 4 0
0 0 12
0 17 0
0 10 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
. E.
1
0
0
o-
0
0
3
0
0
GOVERNOR STAYS IN FIGHT;
RECONSIDERS RETIREMENT;
CHARGES INTIMIDATION
Declares $1000 Contribution From D.
B. Oliver, of Pittsburgh, Was Used
as Club to Threaten Him and
Force Submission
Alleges Scheme to Discredit With Photographic
Evidence That He Pocketed Political Donation.
Says He Received the Money for His Per
sonal Use Only
LET GOVERNOR SHOW LETTER,
SAYS MAN THAT GAVE CHECK
PITTSBURGH, Pn April 7. Questioned concerning the Btntemcnt
mntlc today by Governor Brumbaugh, Dnvid B. Oliver snid:
"Governor Brumbaugh should produce the letter I sent him; that -would
speak for itself,"
United Stntcs Senator George T. Oliver Is In Washington.
HARRISnURG, Pa April 7. Governor Brumbaugh wilt remain In tho
fight for control of the Republican parly in Pennsylvania until the finish.
This was indicated by the trend of events today, following a 21-hour period
in which it was thought he would retire, when the Governor issued a state
ment over his own name forestalling the charge which he evidently had reason
to believe would be made that he had received a gift of $1000 from David B,
Oliver for campaign purposes, no account of which was made in his election
expenses.
6 24 7 4
WASHINGTON.
AB. R. H. O.
Totals S'J 0 11 27 0 fl
Batted for Bush In fifth.
tBatted for Crowell In sixth.
Athletics.... 3 0102322 316 13 4
Raleigh 00040104 0 0 110
TwobaBo hits Strunk, 2 ; Schan?, Mn
lone, McCord. Threo-baso hit Witt.
Homo-run Howe. Struck out (number by
each pitcher) Parnham, 1 ; Crowell, 5 ;
Pillion, 1 ; Morlssette, 3. Double plays
Edwards to McCord to Williams. Klrst
base on balls (number by-each pitcher)
Crowell, 4 : Pillion. 4 ; Hook, 2 ; Morls
sette, 2. Umpire Meyers. Stolen bases
Walsh. 3; Strunk, Oldrintr, Malono, Witt.
2. Wild pitch Parnham, Morlssetto,
Hook. Sacrifice Crowell, Mclnnls.
By CHANDLER D. RICIITER
RALEIGH, N. C. April 7. The Ath
letics scored runs at will this afternoon,
defeating Raleigh of the Carolina League
by the score of 16 to 9.
Rain fell throughout the game and made
clean handling of the ball and good pitch
Ins Impossible, liirly In the game, with
a dry ball, Crowell pitched well, though'-
Morgan, 2b 4 0 0
Foster, 3b 1 1 2
Milan, cf 4 1 2
Judge, lb 3 0 0
ShanlCH, If 4 0 1
Jamison, rf 3 0 1
Mcllrlde, ss 3 0 0
Henry, c 2 1 0
Dumont, p 3 0 1
Continued on rage Ilfteen, Column Two
Totals 30 3 7 27 10 1
"Battrd for Demarco 111 seventh.
tBatted for Mayer In ninth.
Phillies 00000002 02
Washington 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 x 3
. Two-bnBO hits Deinarce, Foster, Lu
derus. Struck out Dumont. 3; Demnree,
3; Mnycr, 1. Double palys McBrldo to
Judge, Paskert to Burns. First bnsa on
balls Off Dumont, 4; off Demarco, 1.
Umpires Owens and Orth. Stolen bases
Jamison. Sacrifice hit Judge.
WASHINGTON BALL PARK. April 7.
Clark Griffith's American League rep
resentatives drew first blood In the three
game Intcrlengue .erics with Pat Moran's
champions by capturing tho Initial clash
of the engagement this nfternoon, 3 to 2.
George Dumont, a young minstrel from
Fargo, N. D., who Bhut out Cleveland and
Detroit In.two successive games he pitched
last season, performed In masterly style
for the Nationals, allowing tho Phillies
only six scattered hitH, paBsea to Ban
croft mid Cravath in the eighth Inning,
followed by Luderus' two-base smash to
the right-field fence, being responsible for
the only tallies charged against him.
Washington gathered a. run In the third
Continued on rate Blilren, Column Tno
THE WEATHER
FORECAST
For Philadelphia and viciniltiIn.
I creating cloudmfas tqnight probably
followed by rain Saturday; continued
moderately cool; fresh north to east
wind).
LOST AND FOUND
t,oLD ansa.
MM - -
flvo pftarl;
33 8. l5th st.
liberal rtward.
JtTCLot, ajlrar wncil. Initialed M.
. reft a ra. bj, a. i, .yox aaj. rorwooa.
Ottj?r Iot and i'ouvd A3 9 I'oxe 10
Evening Ledger Circulation
(For Six Months)
Daily Average for October . . . 102,185
Daily Average for November . . . 94,801
Daily Average for December . . 96,785
Daily Average for January, 99,214
Daily Average for February, 104,115
Daily Average for March, 110,721
Daily Average for 6 Months, 101,346
The foregoing figures represent actual net paid circula
tion of this newspaper, eliminating all returned and free
copies,
' I u
4- ttatement o the ownvrthtp, circulation, etc., of the Evening Ledger,
a required V'J the act of Cgnprete of August t, 1911, it printed on the
Editorial Page of tMUsue.
IIARRISBURG, Pn., April 7. Governor Brumbaugh this afternoon is
sued this statement:
"Just n,t o time when thoughtful men wore endeavoring to secure a re
united Republican party in Pennsylvania and when unselfish loyalty was
needed to make possible n Republican victory, there was instituted a cam
paign of slander and abuse directed nt mo personally which I resent so
absolutely that I shall tell the people of Pennsylvania of it and leave to
their sense of decency and fair play the fncts here set forth:
"Before I left for Scranton, on March 1C, I wns informed by my friend,
John S. Rilling, that ho had been nsked by phone to como to Washington
to meet Senator Oliver on n matter of importance. Mr. Rilling, with my
approval, went. I met Mr. Rilling the next day, at 10:50 p. m., in the hotel
in Philadelphia when I started to the 11:15 p. m. train for Pittsburgh. Walk
ing to the train, Mr. Rilling informed mo that when ho reached Washington
and met Senator Oliver, the Senator lockqd his door and produced tho follow
ing phojographlc .reproductions: , '
' (f$wtv'-oTr'cnec of September,' 1914,'-'
drawn by Mr. David B. Oliver to me for one thousand dollars( $1000).
"Second, of my indorsement on bnck of same,
"Thirrl nf n fnlnrvrnm tsnnf Rnnfltni fllitrni- ttnA i
"Fourth, of a letter following tho telegram thanking Mr. Oliver
for tho check.
"It was intimntcd that unless I withdraw from tho contest, tho wholft
thing would be given publicity, the charge being that this wa3 a campaign
contribution which I did not report in my expense account filed in November,
1914, with the Secretary of the Commanwcalth.
"I said to Mr. Rilling that I did not care how soon it was printed, as
I had n definite remembrance of tho case, nnd that it was known fully at
the time by at least two persons in whom I hnd perfect confidence.
TOLD MATTER COULD BE DROPPED.
"I met Mr. Rilling again on tho following Tuesday upon my return from
Pittsburgh, and we wont more nt length into tho details of tho mnttor. At
this timo we were nssurcd by him tha" we could drop the matter, as it would
not be heard of again. In all this Mr. Rilling was only the invited partici
pant nnd the gentleman ho always is.
"On Monday, April 3d, Mr. Spurgcon, of tho Punuc LEDfiEn, wired and
asked for an interview with me. The next morning, accompanied by Mr.
Stirling, of the Public Ledger, ho came to tho mrrnsion. Wo had luncheon
nnd then in the presenco of Mr. Ball, theso same papers were shown me
nnd Mr. Ball. I gave theso men n frank nnd full statement of tho truth,
whereupon they stated that they thought it a political attack solely nnd
that the Ledger would not publish it unless it were to appear in other
papers, In which case they wanted tho privilege to print it first with such
friendly comment 03 they felt tho truth would warrant.
They returned to tho city, met Senator Oliver nnd have not yet published
the matter. But I want it known. I will not consciously allow any one to
reflect upon my chnrncter and I havo nothing in all this that I am not willing
tho people should know.
GOT PERSONAL GIFT FROM OLIVER.
"Mr. David B. Oliver was one of my dearest friends. I still lovo him
and cannot bring myself to think of him in nny way other than as a gentle
man of the highest character. He is wealthy. Ho'knew my financial con
ditions. He also knew that I had declined pay from tho Board of Education
in Philadelphia while I was in tho campaign. He sent mo this check with
a letter in which he expressly and definitely requested me to use it for my
personal, not my political needs, and asking me not to have his name known
or used in connection with it.
Tho late Mr. Hiatt, then acting ns my secretary, opened It and Instead of
turning it with other checks into tho Citizens' Committee account to be
expended on my campaign, he said:
"This is a personal gift and wo cannot use It in tha campaign,"
It was deposited in the Girard Trust Company in my private account,
independent of all election funds, and was kept there intact until affer tho
election and was then used solely for personal purposes.
REGARDED OLIVER AS HE WOULD FATHER.
"I regarded Mr. Oliver as a father and wrote him as I'd write my
father. That this should now be brought out as a means of coercing me and
reflecting upon my honesty is strange indeed. The money was never used
in any way in my campaign and is, therefore, not reported in my expense
account.
"I will let the people judge the meaning of all this and I only ask what is
fair and decent.
Will Pennsylvania manhood stand for such procedure?
"Yours truly, rf
"M. G. BRUMBAUGH."
Early yesterday Governor Brumbaugh made up his mind that he would
retire in the Interest of party harmony. He had his letters already drafted,
it is said, and it was not until he went into private conference with Attorney
General Brown, who has been his chief political adviser, that any doubt as to
the outcome developed, Even as late as last night, when Mr, Brown left the
mansion in nona too pleasant a frame of mind, jt was understood that the
Governor had stood firm and that his formal announcement of withdrawal
would come today.
Shortly after noon whispers began to be heard about tho Capitol that
TODAY'S BASEBALL SCORES
PHILLIES O 0000 0 020-2 64
WASHINGTON... O010020OX-3 71
Doniavee nnd Bums: Dumont p.nrl Henry
ATHLETICS.. . 3 O 1 O a 3 k 3 t J 1 3 A
RALEIGH... . U O O A. O 1 O 4 J. - P 1 t Q
ATHLETICS YANSJ 2 O 1 O 1 6 U 6" h 11 t
IJOK0CJI.K. .. .00 O 1 S O O O U ,?, Ifc i
Mcll.a&cj and Murphy: di.'.ft nnd loweva.
RED SOX 00O000O2 CI- 2 3 1
BROOKS. V.V j O O O O 1 O 2 X- 3 12 2
YANKEES 02000 'OOO 0-2 7 1
GIANTS O 1000020 X- 3 81
y
WILLIAMS O 3 0 0 0 f
GEORGETOWN.... O 0 10 0
FRIENDS' CENT... O 0022010 O- 5 2 4
VENN CHARTER. O 4 1 O 2 I S G x- 1 J OS
EPISCOPAL ACAD St) 2 O (f O O S 3 O- 7 Q P
UT'iN ACADEMY 2 O O 1 Z 2 t) 3 Jt "t K G "
ADDITIONAL BOWIE RACING RESULTS
Slsth race, selling, 3-yeurY-oUls, mile Colonel Gotellus, 110,
Anderson, $3.90, $3. 2.70, won; Mollic O., 105, Ambrose, $7, $3.G0,
second; Bob Rcdficld, 108, Ciuise, fJS.OO. Time, 1:44 4-0. tarkin,
Politician, Scottish Knight, Acea "Up and Edith Olga also ran
STRIKE ON OLD DOMINION RAILWAY
WASHINGTON. Apv'l 7 Conductors, rnglneors and inolorm,tt
rmplovcd by the Washington and Old Dominion Bivllrond Company,
orcrithijr both steam and el-'-trlc trains between Washington and
nearby towns in Virginia, went mi rtiike tivlay. Service on the lines
wns tied up completely The Washington nnd Vlrglnln Hallway Com
pany, whose employes struck yesterday, were- operating1 cars, thqugh
not ,,on -scheduled time. The employes of both companies demanded a '
, .that' tleir union be recognized and that their wapes he increased?
N.
BILL TO MAKE DODD BRIGADIER: GENERAL
WASHINGTON, April 7. Representative Kles& oC Peutj:
late this afternoon introduced in tho House a resolutlo
Colonel George A. Dodd, hero of the first encounter he
can troops and Villlsta to be a brigadier general.
urjuylvanlii
meri-
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO FILMS DECLARED LEGAL
WASHINGTON, April 7. A motion picture company may jrant
exclusive rights on films to certain exhibitors, the Federal Trade
Commission held today. A motion picture exhibitor had complain' .1
that a distributing company refused to supply films on the ground
that another exhibitor had exclusive rights in that city.
$36,904,794 APPROPRIATION BILL FAVORED
WASHINGTON, April 7. The Senate Appropriations Committee
today favorably reported the legislative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill, carrying $30,001,701, nn increase of about 587,000
over the House bill.
FRIEND OF VON TIRPITZ RETIRED
AMSTERDAM, April 7. Vice Admiral Dick, ,of the derma i
navy, close personal friend of Admiral von Tirpitz and director of th
Shipyards Department, has been rethed.
ALLEGED PLOT TO KILL ALL RULERS OF EUROPE
CHICAGO, April 7. State's Attorney Heme declared this after
noon that he was in possession of information indicating the exibtnue
of mi international plot hatched by nnarchistb 'here to nsnssiuat oil
the rulers of Europe, Meetings were held in Chicago and other cltir a
by a baud of reds, the State's Attorney said. Ills information caiiw
from one of the anarchists. ,Poisou was the method to be adopted.
Heme has started an investigation.
YUAN'S RESIGNATION PREDICTED IN TOKIO
TOKIO, April 7. Yuan Shi Kill's authority in China Is tottering
aud belief is expressed that he will soon have to rlgn, Aithouga
it is officially announced in Pekin that the leaders of the Chine -
rebels, satisfied with Yuau's decision to maintain a republican pla. -torm
of government, have requested n truce, reports from Japanesa
correspondents picture the internal outlook Jn China as most menacing.
Instead of the uprising becoming checked it is spreading.
CaatlniKd on Fa Two, Column Tbrto
U-BOATS POT MORE VICTIMS
LQNDON, April 7. The French bark St, Hubert. 216 tons, has been tor
pedoed by a German submarine. The- crew was rescued. Tho Bt. Hubert waa
unarmed and. according to tho unofllelal reports, was not warned. Eleven AsUtic
members of the crew were drowned when the Peninsular and Oriental liner Simla
was sunk In the Mediterranean, but all other persons aboard the- vessel were Bayed
according to e. Lloyds' dUpateh this afternoon. Tho Dutch steamship Eemdllk.
1 and evidently badly damaged, according to a Lloyds dispalcK
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS BEGINS A NEW STORY, "UNDER TH MOONS OF MARS," IN TOMORROW'S ISSU
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