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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, APRIlH?, 1916.
2 - PUSH U-BOAT WAR, SAYS REICHSTAG; CALLU.S.WAIR' Leaders Attack Attitude of America and Say "Throt tle Britain" SOCIALISTS BACK PLAN "Only Means of Self-Preservation," "Wc Are Fighting for Existence," Among Pleas BERLIN, April 8. If tho channel boat Sussex, carrying AmerlcanB, was torpedoed by a German submarine, the U-boat commander violated his in structions, It was stated uncondition ally here today. The Sussex was a passenger-carrying ferryboat, according to reports brought here. She, therefore, came under the protection of the Govern ment assured to passenger liners in a communication transmitted to Presi dent Wilson by Ambassador HcrnstorlT after the Arabic torpedoing. On the other hand, it wan made equally plain, the cases of the four other ships about which President Wilson has made inquiry, are entirely different. These four vessels were freighters. Germany at no lime dur ing tho negotiations pledged herself ' to warn freighters before attacking them with her submarines. While these freight vessels continue to sup ply the Allies with both munitions and food, and ns long as the Allien continue their starvation policy against Germany, the German Gov ernment will never yield the right to sink them. WASHINGTON, April 8. Presi dent "Wilson will return to Washington at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. A wireless from the Mayflower on which he left last night for a Potomac Itivcr cruise informed the White House to day of his intention to return imme diately. No reason was assigned for the sudden change. BKULI.V, April 8. Tho HelchstnR 1ms voted tho Imperial budget ana tho commlttco resolutions on submarlno warfare. Theso resolutions declare that "Ger many's aea warfare Bhould bo carried through by nil means most Instrumental In securing n successful Issue of tho war." In the debato the leadcro of practically nil parties called for vigorous prosecution of tho submarlno campaign ngalnst Allied shipping, and touched upon tho compli cations with tho UnKed States. Friedrlch Ebert, leader of tho Social ists, said that tho Socialists, who ns rep resentatives of tho working clnsscs would . ba tho chief sufferers from the projected throttling of German trado and Industry, must continue to tupport tho Government resolutely. "Wo believe tho navy's defensive meas ures nre Justified against the British, who plan to throttle and starve ub," he con tinued. "Wo nre lighting for our exist ence Thereforo no one can complain If wo answer tho British starvation plans with submarlno warfare. Tho British Govern ment makes ruthless use of the right of capturo at sea, and submarine war Is tho only measure of Belf-preservatlon ngalnst this." Dr. Gustav Stresemann, National Lib eral, said: "Against tho more stringent blockade of Germany, which was decided upon at tho Tarls conference, wo must uso our sharp weapons In order to bridlo Eng land's arrogance." Count von Westarp, Conservative, con demned the attitude of the United States In supplying ammunition to the Entente Allies and continued: "Tho German people aro firmly re solved to disregard tho unjustified de mands of America. We shall, of course, respect Justified Interests of neutrals, but ' they must acknowledge our duty and right to dofend our existence with all means at our disposal." WASHINGTON'. April 8. Germany'a reply to the American in quiries regarding responsibility for the at tacks upon the steamships Sussex, Man chester Engineer and Englishman will reach tho State Department not later than Monday. A preliminary note from Ambassador Gerard announcing tho receipt of the re ply was expected by Secretary Lansing during today. It was stated that no In timation of Its contents would be given until after the complete text has been ex amined by the Secretary and President Wilson. Meanwhile the submarine situa tion will remain unchanged. Officials were at a loss today to explain the apparent optimism In Berlin where, according to press dispatches, the latest developments of the submarine situation are said to be regarded as "not serious." So far as the Wilson Administration la concerned tho opposite Is the case. The President, backed unanimously by his en tire official family, Is determined to press the issue of whether German promises have been violated to a Bharp speedy con clusion, although It Is carefully explained that any action that la taken will be predi cated on absolute legal proof that Amer ican rights were violated. BELGIAN KING'S BIRTHDAY 10,000,000 Badges for Relief of Sub jects Put on Sale Today, birthday of King Albert of Bel glum, Is being observed In this country by the Bale of 10,000,000 badges for the bene fit of the war sufferers of Belgium. This means of raising funds, conceived by the daughters of the American Revolu tion and the Commission for Relief In Bel gium, was approved by Governor Brum baugh In a statement as follows; "Since the Commission for Relief In Belgium, through Its National Committee, states that the need for food and clothing for the 3.09,000 destitute In Belgium and northern France la still Imperative and since the great humanitarian work of the commission la strictly neutral In eery re spect I wish now to simplify my deep. In terest and approval in this worthy move ment and urtjntly to request that all our citizens respond liberally to this appeal so that we may do our share In relieving the dire distress of those helpless and Inno cent victims of the war across the seas." Franklin Nursery Campaign Extended A 19-day extension of the campaign to raise J15.000 for the Franklin Day Nursery. tI9 Jackson street, has been de cided uiion. In order t meet the demands cf many church and charitable societies, wrm-h have expressed their Ueaire to aid la the gUruss of funds. One cootrlbu tm at $1X w tra4 ta yesterday to t, .inre Oulntard HorwiU. ITS! Wal- wi BWtt Th campaign fca heul highly W Spain Sends Delegate to Allies' Conference MADRID, April 8. Dr. Al phonso Costa, Spanish Minister of Finance, has gono to Paris to at tend n conference on economic af fnirs held by representatives of the Allies, it was announced today. This Is the first intimation that Spain has decided to link its fate with that of the Entente Powers, though there has been crowing ir ritation In Hint country against Germany for many months. DUE VELIV0LI NEMICI ABBATTUTI DI N0TTE DA AVIAT0RI ITALIANI Una Bnttaglia nolle Nuvolc, nella Luce di Riflettori e di Itazzi, Perduta dagli Auatriaci A T T A C C II I FRUSTRATI TlOXtA, 8 Aprlle. Htilla fronto tlell'lsonzo si o' Bvolln una hnttnglla ll notletempo tra neroplnnl Itnllnnl ed nustrlarl, lialtaRltn cho e' llnlta con la vlttorlu del prlml. ossendo duo vell voll nustrlarl stall nhbnttutl. La bat taRlla si e" svolta al ell soprn dcllo llneo avvorsarlo In un'orgla ill luce rmanatn dal riflettori o dal raz.l lllumlnantl. Ma I c.innonl nntlnerel Itnllnnl non potettcro entraro In nzlone pcrcho' snrobbc slato fnclllBHlmo colplro 1 vcllvoll Italian! Invcco ill fulfill nemlol. 11 Mlnlstoro ilella Ouerra ha ptihhllcnto qncsta mattlna II spRiiento comunlcato ulllrlale sulla sltuazlono alia fronte Itnlo iuislrlnca: "Combnttlmontl tra neroplnnl cl hanmi dato un nllro brlllntito bucccsso. Icrl I nostrl nvlntorl o le nostro bnttorle anti nrrlo respinsero parrcchl raids tentatt dngll nvlntorl nustrlacl nulla, fronto dnllo Alpl Carnlche o su quella doH'Isonzo. II ncmlco allorn, vedendo l'lmpossiblllta' ill stipcraro le nostre dlfese ncree ill Rlorno, vollo tentnro una Incurslono ill nottc. "lerl sera sotto neroplnnl nustrlacl si Innnlzarnnn nulla planum comprcsa tra risonzo oil II Tagllamcnto. I nostrl nvla torl pcro" nttarcarono nudaccmento In snuadrlKlin nemlca e rlusclrono nd nbbat- tcre duo neroplnnl ntislrlael. I nunttro ufllclali cho crnno su qucsto duo mncchlne sono stntl fnttl prlclonlcrl." Sull'nltoplano dot C'nrso lo forzo nus trlache tcntnrono ill nttnccnro le poslzloni itnlinnn. mn furono rlcncclato Indletro con gravl pordlte. Sill rcato della fronto del l'lsonzo o buIIo frontl della Vnl Sugana e dolln Vnl Lagarlna sono In corso uucm m tirtli-llorln. vnii'nltn. vnllo del Cordevolo I prolettlll ill una batteria Itiillanu hnnnn fntto esploilero un dcposlto ill munlzloni uei ncmlco. . , , Su tuttn la fronto Italo-austrlaca del resto si notn una Importnnto rlprcsa dl nttlvltn'. Icrl sera II Mlnlstoro della Gucrra non ha pubbllcato olcun comunlcato ulllcliilc circa la sltuazlono alln fronto itnlo nustrlncn. Un telegramma ila I'arlg! '!!cc cho un clttadlno di nazlono neutrale, che e' appena Rlunto dalla capltalo frnnceso da Trieste, ha detto cho la popolazlono dl quolla cltta Itallana cho aspettn la llborazlono dalla gucrrn dell'ltnlla 0' rl dotta nd nppena 80,000 abltantl I quail BOffrono per la carcstla. Le strnndo della cltta' sono lnvuso da un gran numeio dl topi o dl gattl nffnmatl I quail ultlml qualcho volta hanno perflno uttaeoato esscrl umanl. In duo o tro glornl Bono statl uccisl ben 800 gattl. Moltl bambini Bono mortl dl fame. Ln razlono del pane per clascun ndulto e' stata dallo nutorlta' rldotta n 210 gmmml e la peBca e' prolhlta. Solo nelle glornato dl lunedl' o dl vencrdl' vl o' vcndlta dl carno 0 dl burro, ma negll altrl glornl o' nssolutamente Imposslhllo procurarsl questl clbl. Le razlonl dl vlverl sono dl vlso tenendo conto della quantltn' dl vlverl cho b! hanno n dlsposlzlone. La Bcarsl czza del carbone ha fntto si' cho numcro BlBslml cdlflzll rlmanesscro pcrfettamente freddl durante l'lnvcmo, cosl" cho II freddo fu bentlto como mal lo era statao. La cltta' o' rimasta assal spesso al bulo e dello peraone sono perflno enduto ed an ncgate nel canalo appunto per 1'nscurlta'. 'GAS' FROM CITY LAMPS SOLD TO MOTORISTS Continued from I'mr One charge a higher rate for lighting tho city streets. Though tho retail price of gaso line la now 25 cents, the alleged thieves willingly sold It for 11 cents and had no difficulty ln finding customers. Wealthy automobile owners, as well ns garage keepers and chauffeurs, are said to have been among those who bought from them. Some of tho customers bought It know ing It had been stolen, while others were Ignorant of the circumstances under which it was being distributed. Tho four men arrested are said to be only the first of an accused band tho company will try to send to Jail. Other employes testified ngalnst them this morning at a hearing in the 32d street and Woodland avenue police station. The witnesses declared that the prisoners would place requisitions for a larger umount of gasoline than they needed each day to fill the lamps. Tho oil came from the branch stations of the company. The surplus was then biiUI, without Incurring the suspicions of the corporations. It was believed at first that pedestrians stole the gasoline from the lamps at night. The four prisoners are J. Egnezlo, of 3253 Memphis street; Thomas Rose, of 2283 Agate street; D. Scopratto, of 5728 pearl street, and Hcopratto's brother. An tonio, of Pearl and Vine streets. The Magistrate held them under (800 ball for a further hearing next Thursday. Un able to furnish ball they were taken to Moyamenslng prison. MISS EMELINE II. MANN Widely Known Writer Contributed to Many Publications Miss Gmeline Howard Mann, who was widely known in literary circles, died to day at her home, 727 North 17th street. She was 70 years old, and until a few months ago was active in her work. Miss Mann was the daughter of the late Col onel William B. Mann, who served as Dis trict Attorney and Prothonotary of the Common Pleas Courts, and was prominent In State politics many years ago. In addition to literature. Miss Mann devoted herself to music and languages. She sketched and wrote considerably on art and historical incidents, and her articles appeared in numerous publica tions. She spoke and wrote five lan guages, and conducted classes for the study of current events. She also assisted many young students in preparation for their preliminary examination for the law course. Miss Mann was a member of the Clvla Club. Quaker City Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution; Betsy Ross Tent. Daugh ters of Vetera, U. S. A.; the Browning Society, the Dlekens Fellowship, the Alumnae Association of the Girls' High and Normal Schools and the Historical Society. Lay Blame for Eastland Disaster CHIOAao. April 8. Lax Federal laws governing steamboat Inspection are cen sured as being largely to blame tor the Eastland disaster here last summer ln a report filed with the City Council by the technical board-vessel safety spe-Jconunte.' SLAVS RESUME ONSLAUGHT ON NAROCZ FRONT Push Drive Against Von Hindenburg's Dvinsk- Vilna Line ACTIVE IN DVINA REGION LONDON. April 8. Two offensive movements, one In full swing, tho other In n preparatory Btngo, mark the situation on tho eastern front Tho Russians, undeterred by tho losses sustained during tho Inst month In tho same region, resumed during tho last 48 hours their furious onslaughts ngnlnnt Field Marshal von Hindenburg's centre, around Lnko Narorz. with tho Dvlnsk Vllna sector ns the objective. Berlin reports that nil nttneks hrokn down under the Oormnn fire, but ndds that tho Russian artillery flro continues without abatement. Pctrogrnd reports that tho breaking up of the Ire continues, "making troop move ments Impracticable." Hlnilcnburg Is be llovod to bo figuring with the spring frrBhots whlrh soon will render tho Rus sian lowland positions extremely difficult. Tho Russians unearthed 12 land mines In tho village of Sverjknvco, taken by them several dnys ago. Drrmtin attempts to retake tho village failed. The follow ing statement was Issued by the Russian War Office: On tho Dvlnn front enemy nero plancs havo been very nctlve and have dropped many bombs. Tho breaking up of the Ice continues nnd the marshes aro thawing, tho muddy roads rendering troops' move ments Imprnrtlcahle. Lively artillery duels have occurred in the Jncobstnilt-Dvlnsk region. Our aircraft have nuide several suc cessful raids. In tho region southwest of Dvlnsk Aviator Lieutenant Urban. brought down n iltrlglhlc, which fell Insldo tho enemy's lines. South of tho Dvlnsk region the hos tllo nrtlllery developed n violent flrn In tho region of Wldsy. north of Lako Minilzlol, as well as In the region bo tween Lakes Minilzlol and Narocz. Aeroplanes flew over 11 grent pari of Gcnernl KvcrtV front, dropping many bombs. In tho upper Strypa region our scouts dispersed enemy working par tics, wrecking trenches which were under construction. During tho occupation of the village of Sverjkovco wo unearthed 42 land mines nnd seized many cartridges, rifles and hand grenades. The enemy tried to reenpturo tho village, hut was repulsed. BRUMBAUGH AND SMITH HEAD DELEGATE SLATE Name of James Alcorn a Sur prise on List Being Made Up Here Today Governor Brumbaugh and Mayor Smith will head the slate of Brumbaugh candi dates for delcgatcs-at-largo to tho Re publican National Convention. The slato la being mado at conferences hero to day. , . ' Nino of the 12 candidates have been se lected. The list Includes 11 surprise for politicians, ns It Includes tho name of James Alcorn, former City Solicitor and Franklin party candidate last fall for that ofllco. Tho selection of Alcorn wns en tirely unexpected. SOMK OF TUB SELECTIONS. Tho list ns nrranged early this after noon follows: Governor Brumbaugh. Mayor Smith. Henry W. Wesson, Republican National Committeeman from Pennsylvania. Auditor General A. W. Powell. K.x-Speaker George 15. Alter, of Pitts burgh. Ex-LIeutcnant Governor John M. Rey nolds. ... Colonel Henry W. Shoemaker, of Al toona. , State Senator William J. Burke, of Pittsburgh. James Alcorn. PENROSE CANDIDATES. The list of Penrose candidates was an nounced last night. It follows: Senator Penrose. Alba B. Johnson, president of the Bald win Locomotive Works. John Grlbbel, president of the Union League. James Klverson, Jr. Senator Oliver, of Pittsburgh. Mayor Joseph G, Armstrong, of Pitts burgh. 13. V. Babcock, of Pittsburgh. D. L. Gillespie, of Pittsburgh. E. J. Stackpole, of Harrisburg. W. Harry Baker, secretary of the State Republican Committee, Harrisburg. William 13. Crow, chairman of the Re publican State Committee, Unlontown. George Scull, of Somerset County. Guy Moore, of Luzerne County. AEROPLANES IN NIGHT BATTLE ON IS0NZ0 Two Austrian Machines Brought Down in Thrilling Fight by Italians ROME. April 8. A night battle between aeroplanes above the Isonzo front resulted In a victory for the Italians, two of the Austrian ma chines being downed. The fight took place high above the lines amidst the glare of searchlights and star bombs. The Italian hlgh-anglo guns were unable to go Into action for fear of hitting some of the Italian machines. The following official statement was Issued by the War Office: Air fights liave furnished us an other brilliant success. Yesterday several raids on the Carnlc and Isonzo fronts were repulsed. Seeing the impossibility of overcoming our air defenses by day. the enemy tried n night raid. Last night several Aus trian aeroplanes rose over the plains, between the Isonzo and Tagllamonto Rivera. Our aviators boldly attacked and repulsed the enemy flotilla, bring ing down two planes. The four occu pants were made prisoners. On the Carso Plateau, Austro- v Hungarian forces tried to attack the Italian positions, uui were unveu imcn with heavy losses. On the balance of the Isonzo front, and on the fronts of the Sugana and Lagarlna Valleys artillery duels are in progress. In the upper Cordevole Italian shells exploded an ammunition depot. There la great activity throughout the whole theatre of action, the offi cial statement added. Canal Conspirator Gets Freedom CHICAOO. April 7. John Nolan, who. with two others, waa convicted in 1900 of attempting to destroy the locks of the nir-ll.hrf ".nial hoc ka.tl tldanail frnm a- Canadian prison and Is on his way to Dublin to reiolo his wife and family, The announcement was made by Bernard iiacQllllau. a' Chicago newspaper man. on authority of a communication from John ji Redmond, the Irish Uadr PRANK W. CRILLEY Chief Runner's mate, of 11(5 W. Dauphin street, who has received a silver mcilal from Secretary of tho Treasury McAdoo for tho rescue of a comrade in RalvaRing tho sunken submarine K-4 off Honolulu, April 17, 10113. M'NICHOL ADVANTAGE IN SUBWAY CONTRACT Can Collect Far More Than 81,700,000 Figure Through Special Clause A rnreful sillily of the specifications under which tho Keystone State Construc tion Company was awarded tho contract for I he llroail street subway nnd station under City Hall together with tho bid of the company has revealed the fact Hint Senator MrNlrlml's concern Is In n posi tion to collert far more than the $1,700. 000 Ilguro named In tho bid without any change In the rontrnet. Tho Inrrenscd chargo would be possible under the force account Item In the specifi cations, and tho transit director Is given full power li say whether or not the work Minll proceed under this Item. In the proposal sheet tho "forco account Item" was No. .12 and on this the Kcyatono State Construction Company bid 30 per cent, or 10 per cent, higher than any of the other competing concerns. Tho clause relating to this Hem follows: In caso any work or materials hhall he required to be done or furnished which Is not specified herein or Indi cated on the plans, and which Is of a class not covered by the unit prices in tin1 contract, tho contractor shall perform Btich work and furnish such material at and for tho actual and necessary net cost to him for labor and material, plus the percentage bid in Item 32 of the contract for super intendence nnd tho uso of tools nnd plant. According tn those who havo ftudlcd the specifications and tho contract tho Keystone. Company, with the approval of Director Twining, could rebuild tho foun dation walla under City Hall, as li now felt necessary, under the item given above and Charge tho 30 per cent, named ln tho hid. This would assure the company a largo profit. Should tho Transit Direc tor not approve of the contlnuanco of work under this Item, It is said, an en tirety now contract or 11 supplementary contract would be necessary. Under this forco account Item of con tract, should the cost of rebuilding tho foundations of City Hall in the lino of the subway reach $3,000,000. tho taxpayers would be forced to pay tho McNIchoI con cern $'J00,000 for "superintendence and tho uso of tools and plant." War Ensincerinir Talk Tonight Tho second lecture on mllltnry engineer ing by Colonel George A. Zinn, United States Engineer Corps, before tho Engi neers' Club of Philadelphia will bo given at Wltherspoon Hall tonight. Field engi neering, including reconnaissance, map production, sanitation, illumination of bat tlefields, road nnd bridge building, con struction, operation and maintenance of railways under military control and field fortifications will be explained by Colonel 'Ann. Bis Preparedness Meetings Held Two large meetings In tho preparedness campaign of the Philadelphia Branch of the National Security League were held last night. Moro than 300 members of the Philadelphia Chapter of tho American Institute of Banking heard George Went worth Cnrr speak upon "Preparedness for Peace." Tho other speaker was Dr. Al fred Reginald Allen, who gave an illus trated lecture on "Life In United States Army Camps." Iloeshman Gets Dand Contract Again Benjamin Roeshman, leader of the Mu nicipal Band, that gave concerts In the public, sijuarcs last year, has. received the contract to furnish the music this Bummer. He will receive $13,662 for 90 concerts with a band of 16 men. 1 rpmmims UNUfcKyVUUDS Renilngtoim, I,. C. Smltln, S7.50 liter. IlMul: etc. To en Attachments) UutA-antetd ear, TIMiJM JMENTS VJVloi tllS $4 UP Guaran ifur .11x11 North Typewri iter Co. TC M 10th Race BOSS D. Eftabllahed 1003. Fllbtrt 8163. TOO LATB FOB CLASSIFICATION HELP WANTED FKM ALE BOOKKEEPER Thoroughly ep. double-entry bookkeeper: tnuat havo worked where Ursa number were employed and have the ability to accomplish work; state experience and calary dealred. Q 030, Ledger Central. BOOKKEEPER AND STENOGRAPHER Binrlenced: one capable of taklos chars ot Safr,i fflfco. 41 N, 8d .t. ntXF WANTED MALK APPRENTICE mechanical draftsman, at 1S80 per annum: Manual Training- bchool grad uate. Apply Frankford Arsenal. BEAilERS AND SCRAPERS wanted on fur sklju. Sctzold Bros.. 9329 N. 2d at. BEAL ESTATE FOB BENT OEBilAXTOWN OEKMANTOWN AVE.. 1S 10-room dwa-.J front and side porch: suitable for dentist. AUTOMOBILES For Bale EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITT TO BUY A J 918 model Hudson Cabriolet convertible. Daaseoier roadsteri Inviting: Arure: perfect oomU'Jn run. 10OO mlKa. reason for seluoc car dvloaed to purchaser, loaulrlea solicited. Y wKtder Ofl-lc. Ijulfi4 AH b Patu IS, 1 ani IT Monucni I (llarfnipioi liuif CASH OB RENTALS FIGHT OPENS IN HOUSE ON ARMY SCHOOL BILL; ; LIFT TOWARD CIVIL LIFE Plan to Give Each Soldier 75 Hours' Instruction Each Month in Vocational Training HAS PASSED SENATE WASHINGTON, April 8. With the In fluenco of Secretary Baker behind It, a flRht wns lictjun In tho House today for tho maklns of tho army Into a great school to teach trades nnd occupations that will fit army men for civil life. If the fight Is Huccessful, tho H0U90 will recede from Ita opposition to tho vo cational 'raining syBtcin. The provision would mean each month every enlisted man will recclvo 76 hours of Instructions from officers and specially employed civ ilians In nn occupation which ho chooses ns best fitted to afford him n llvlnsf after ho leaves the army. The men aro to ho enfouraced to leavo tho army at tho end of a two-year' enlistment, Instead of being Klvcn a bonus for rc-enllstment ns now. Kor five years after their two-year en listment thoy nro to cerve In the reserves, subject to call In time of war. Within five years, It Is estimated by iirmy offi cers, there will bo moro than a quarter of a million men In civil life competent not only for flrst-IIno service but for train lnu rookies. Krom an economical point of view they will bo nn Industrial asset In stead ot a drain, friends of the measuro say. Professional soldlorltiR will bo ills couraped. The measuro. Introduced by Senator Hoko Smith, passed tho Senate late yes tcrilny as an amendment to tho Chamber lain army net. A Blmllar attempt curlier In the session was rejected by tho House on tho grounds of economy tho claim belne; mndo that Instruction would bo costly. Senator Smith nssurcd House members today that Secretary Baker Is ceuuinnly Interested In tho Innovation and will Klve i It overy nilvautnKe In administration "f It succeeds In passlitR the house. Army offi cers, too. have become converted to It, Mr. Smith said. TWO R.R. MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING THE MAIL Arrested on Charge of Stealing $1000 Worth of Parcel Post Packages Parcel post robberies totalliiR Jiono early today caused the arrest of two em ployes of the West f'hester division of the Pennsylvania llallroad. They aro Herbert Clood, assistant con ductor, of 2817 North 2 1th street, and Olllo B. HnstlnRS, assistant baRRnReman, of 5614 Christian street. Their wives col lapsed when they wero arrested by Chief Postal Inspector Cortelyou, Postal In spectors McVlcknr, Wynne and Iloltby and City Hall Detectives Ayrcs and Spllman. Much of the mlssliiR loot, ' .cludliiR an automobllo pump nlleped to havo been taken last nlRht by Clood, was recovered at the prisoners' homes, the inspectors say. The arrests followed several weeks of "shadowlnR" nnd InvestlRatlon by detec tives and inspectors. For six months parcels between Brond Street Station nnd West Chester have disappeared and many ,complalnts wero lodRcd. Tho stolen arti cles ranRo from clothing to silverware, worth at least $1000, according to Chief Inspector Cortelyou. The prisoners will havo n hearing bo foro a 1'nlted States Commissioner nt tho Federal BtlildliiR today. Good, 17 years In the railroad's employ, also Is an automobile uRent and conducts a Kara go at 2925 North 21st. Ho haB four young children. Hastings ban been In tho rall road'H employ 10 years and hns ono child. The reputations of both men aro excellent. BRITISH LINER CHANTALA. SUNK BY SUBMARINE LONDON, April 8. The British liner Chantnla has been Bunk by a. submarlno. The British steamships Braunton nnd Clyde have been blown up, presumably by mines. Lloyd's dispatches announcing tho de struction of tho three vessels Btate that tho crews of tho Braunton and Clyde wero saved, but give no Information with refer ence to tho Chantnla's sailors. Tho last nnmed vessel was the largest It dis placed 4949 tons, hailed from Glasgow and piled between Enpland and India. The Braunton displaced 4575 tons, was built In 1911, and Its homo port was Glas gow. Thero nro four ships named Clyde, Mrs. Katherine Sinister Mrs. Katherine Shuster, 91 years old, died early yesterday morning at her homo, 0621 nidge avenue, Koxborough. Several weeks ago she fell and suffered a fractured hip, She was taken to St. Timothy's Hos pital, but asked several days ago that she be taken to her home. The weakness of old age, combined with the shock, resulted ln her death. JffrYLAT Philadelphia!! y would give up Indepen dence Hall, Liberty Bell, Girard College, or other insti tutions that give Philadelphia its innate Philadelphianism? The Public Ledger is in that class; it stitution. c The War Today The Germans have mado addi tional progress south of Haucourt, northwest of Verdun. Teuton at tacks against the slopes of Fort Vnux were repulsed. The Kaiser's troops, attacking in the night, struck both east and south of Haucourt. The assault on the cast failed. French troops have renewed their counter-drive southeast of Bethin court, where, Paris claims, they have made gains. Russians are pressing their of fensive ngninst von Hindenburg on the Dvinsk-Vilna front, Pctro grnd reports officially. Berlin de clares Russian attacks aro weak ening. The British nre making headway In their ndvnnce to relievo the army at Kut-ol-Amara, GERMANS GAIN GROUND NORTHWEST OF VERDUN Continued from rune One their counter-drive ngalnst tho Oerman positions southeast of Bethlncourt, where they made progress. Unst of tho Mcuso tho Teutons attacked tho slopes of Fort Vnux, but wero driven back. AMHTKflDAM, April 8. A big battle on tho West Flanders front Is believed to bo Imminent. Tho Hermans arc making extenslvo preparations for a severe stniRRlo between Vprcs nnd the North Sea coast, massing heavy forces of fresh troops nnd great riuantltlcs of Runs nnd ammunition. Tho defenses along tho entire coast re gion are being reinforced. Mllltnry critics aro divided In opinion an to whether n drive will bo launched by the Ccrmatis or whether the Teutons nre preparing to meet a drive by the British. The text of the ortlclal communique fol lows: i In the Argonne there wns n bnttlo with mines nt Flllo Morto. where wo caused two successful explosions. At Hill No. 285 we havo ' occupied thn south rim of tho crater formed by tho explosion of a Oerman mine. West of tho Mouse tho Oermans re newed during tho nlRht their attacks npalnst our positions south nnd cast of Haucourt. At tho latter point, despite his repeated efforts, tho enemy was unnblo to dislodge us from our lines, from which we directed a mur derous lire which Inflicted upon him very serious losses. South of Hnu court tho Hermans succeeded In gain ing a fothnld In two small works lo cated between Haucourt and Hill No. 287, which wo occupy. South of Hoth Incoiirt Rrcnndc fighting has contin ued In the communicating trenches along tho Bethlncourt-Chattancourt road nnd we havo gained some ad vantage l'ast of tho Mcuso thero wns an In termittent bombardment directed ngalnst our positions. The enemy made nn attack with grcnndcH on ono of our trenches north of the rldgo on l which Is located Fort Vnux. It was repulsed by our lire. In tho Woevro the night passed quietly. In the Vosgcs an enemy reconnais sance force attempted to capture ono of our small posts at Langenfeld Kopf. south of Sondcrnnch, but wero dispersed by our rifle fire. HERE'S A NEW ONE The Cordo-Calf Oxford It is a style that no young man who wishes to keep up with things can overlook. Cordo-Calf lias that rich cherry -brown color and you will find it vcryi suitable for spring, $ : S Every man wanisJifllylc inffootwear the sort of style dictated by good taste combined with good sense. In addition he wants a good fit, good service and good value. We are ready to offer this and more. Mammiet B iTIjB IllH HHOK STUUH' ' I J is a Philadelphia J? f " GENTLE SPRING HID! HER CHILLED HEAD UNDER SNOW BLANKET All Records for April Showers Broken by Storm That Puts a Temporary Crimp in Dreams of Vernal Joys TRAIN SERVICE BLOCKED Dreams of spring today were smothered by n fall of biiow that broke nit records for April showers' and covered tho ground with n canopy from 1 to 8 Inches thick. Persons who thought of budding leaves and baseball nnd fishing witnessed tele graph wires broken by tho whlto load, trains delayed and the Intraurban trolley servlco radiating from CDth street Im peded. From 6 to 8 Inches of snow lay In the country. Tn the city, with Innumerable furnncs underground, tho snow melted Into n slush ns fast ns It fell. Four Inches fell In West Philadelphia, nnd If tho snow hnd not turned to sleet shortly boforo noon thero Is no telling how deep It would havo bocomo. Tho phenomenon of snow this Into In April came from the southwest during tho night nnd Is central over West Virginia nnd Capo Hntteras, moving northward. It was not only biiow, but tho thickest kind of Bnow. It fell In hosts upon hosts of flakes, ns big ns half-dollars, nnd blanketed tho greening earth with white, nnd lined with ermine tho boughs that nro budding on bush and tree, lloblns, damp with tho flakes that melted against their warm red breasts, hopped nbollt In the mow that enveloped their legs and sang. Hob Ins' songs and snow ! The snowfnll did not cause as much sur prise as It would havo If It hadn't snowed to tho depth of more than III Inches tho day boforo last Raster. Hut It Is moro re markable, for today Is April 8. ,No other other snowfall as heavy as this" and as late In tho spring as this Is on record at tho Weather Bureau. The latest snow on lecord, on May 8, 1838, was merely n trace. A premonition of snow seems to hnvn provallcd befolo the Hakes began pouring out of the dark sky nt 3 o'clock . thin morning. "I knew It was going to snow." puffed Postmaster Washburn, of Wyncote. ns ho shoveled a whlto damp mass from In front of the postoffleo. Tho Weather Bureau suspected It, too. Snow wns forecast; and It wilt continuo snowing until it turns lo rain somu time today or tonight. WEEKS JURY DISAGREES Magistrate Accused by Woman Mu3t Have Third Trial MAY'S LANDING. N. J., April 8. For n second time a Jury In tho caso of Mag istrate Weeks, of IMensantvllle, who was tried hero yesterday on n chargo of as saulting Mrs. Imogciio Boss, of Baltimore, In his automobile last summer, disagreed. Tho Jury took tho caso nt B o'clock and after being out nil night reported disagree ment at 8 o'clock this morning. It Is said tho Jury stood 11 to 1 for. conviction. ' lu the former trial, It Is said, tho jury stood nine to thrco for conviction. Tho mnRlstrato will bo retried soon. KflTR THE xnv BOOT PATTKItN r. iui.ua lvts with us. Shoes and Hosiery 1204-06-08 Market St. cc in fcf J&" ""' jh- Zi!!r Af Vr jh J jJ JL--H f -css