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PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1917
ConiuaiiT, 1D1T, m the I'csmo I.ttom CorNt
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JOHNSON BLANKS A'S 3-0;
PHILLIES DEFEAT DODGERS
COUNT FOR PHILS
ft1 -..i.'. nouo f1. In nt. s Oivn
L Quakers uariy JLeaci
t Alex gets bumps in 7th
Mhran's Pet Hurler Pitted
K. Against "Wheezer" Dell in
P.EBBKTS FIlXP. Iirooiin. . i .. -prn 11.
it" i.iiiim found tAttt i-ilrklntra tnilnv tn
j. Tne '"" "- "-- --"- '
the opening game of tlic season wltli the
VrnAttrt. when they fouml their own Alex-
V j- ... ..!.. l'tnit rnliAD 4 nimliAil
R, ahdtr plt"u nB'""al "K ' "" ""v"
Wheeter Wr a icau 01 bi.-v ii mu m mu
tat (lie Innings. They did their darnedest
k m fhe fifth, when l.uderus .and Craath
it .iitted homo runs over the right-Held wall
P taiWCMMlon. Whltted's single. Oravath's
;, douwe. irr,rr." , ,7, ' .i,i,.T
e the ramies "" "" "" '"
.... ,n raskert. Bancroft's Facrlflce,
& Diubcrt's low throw to second after the
K iierlflce and Cravath's single brought In a
?. Er, ihn rhllllcs In the first. Brooklyn
t Scored twice In the fourth. After Wheat
01 U. Kftfe on DUgeys luiniiic aiensei uii-u
Is 2i a rol!er to Dugey. Cutshaw's double
m ieorcd Wheat and Olcen's single scored Cut-
t .4 m u I m.MIw a v t tsil e a tT r i
P,i t PUns tor general miuimj "
iimnrcssle cliaiacicr at me uijuuuik wuiu
LM.j htr thi Knvero cold that tenuiorarily
wd i.vLv.H mil President Charles II. Kbbets.
hk ht the Brooklyn rlub, when ho returned
x from tno irainini. mi " "; .jui.i.wno. -j
t blowing his noso nnd readjusting tho hot
pSater bags, to wrltp for details of soldiers.
'jillors and marines u win iu iiuc iu w
fuln the men dcBlrcd. but CIO men of
Hhe Second Naal Battalion were on hand.
vvvTh principal ceremony consisicu 01 mo
!.WMnr of the I'hllllcs and Superbns to
Sto.Wpolo In center, where they unfurled
l.nM niorv. and the band played the Star-
U t.i.i TiintlA. rAt.cA Vrnlfnlrl nnftt
'.frand master of tho New York Freemasons,
Mn cut the first ball.
K Contrary; to the dope furnished yesterday
a- hilniiBrt(rs JImmv Johnston did not
f lead the batting order. Uncle Wllbert gave
Ivtne post to cavern j?aurmuc, jiew auui'iaii
v-rnriM rrnin nrnvmencp. uuiiiihluii u u iiul
njaUrt Inlhe game at all, HI Meyers appear-
t'luf in center
tp " Jr iHuran siuck o ma uuvuute uumco
faEd used Alexander andKlllefer. The llnal
P-Mlectlon of Wheezer Dell by Manager Rob
p'Kldil"as a complete surprise, as his name
k' tA not been mentioned In Connection with
I!, pr honor,
K.The Stars and Stripes were raised by the
'Second Battalion Naval Reserves, and the
r tTnt-caused wild enthusiasm.
J, jcravath went into play right for Cooper
5-Md batted ahead of Stock. No' announce-
miif vvnuooea on trasv i,wo, totumn j.tto
RITISH PUSH FOE
?; JiuiLtiii ziaaikj
Canadians Hold Vimy ftidge
Despite German Coun-ter-Attacks
JRATTLE IS STILL RAGING
iyWILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS
m THE BRITISH ARMIES
i AFIELD. Anril 11.
liAFfeM Marshal Haig's crimp in the
I Si"""1 "ne rcacned depth kof five
'iSft1 8t of Arvas today.
&WHh this sweep forward the strength
Ve I-8n offensive increases with
--ivwuenng of the enemy line. The
P today vtas nrpRsinp- aloncr tho en-
5 fifty miles of battle front.
l'.Jte Canadians' hold on the Vimy
fl'0' Woody memory grows strong
i tjHih hour, despite desperate efforts
t -.Me.enemy to dislodge them. Countcr-
after counter-attack was re-
PJJ during the night and day.
fJaMjrthern siope 0f tne , ridge today
fcSP Patrols were actlvelv nressinc
f- J I.OMnnV. Anrll 11.
ai? Marshall Haig's smashing blows
, JWiaa him Rtlll fnrthAi- fnrwnrH nffAlnfit
"ans todv. rinlnrn -hv British
ttlf th villa ira irHnl... n.if nnrl
W'Cnta of Ia Bergere was announced
wijr aispatch from him today.
."-vuiy progress is ncing maao
. Hale rtprlnr.rt ' Tli Iinttln
Hition is developing generally In ap-
wiui our plan."
'-le-PreUX IIpb at t)ta snntlirrn ex.
t Vimy ridge and tne heights of
re are Just adjacent. The smash
inese new positions were gained
British link annhr hnlf mllfi
t of Arras in the direction' of
aUon nf Xfnn.litr lin.1 hiian fnrAPiIRl
Bfltlsh commander-in-chief's night
ueiainng lowr tho forwurd rush
!XPS had parrlfd hm In Ilia mil.
C thft " VlllnCA flf mll.n unit lt
Jkwdon was prepared for a report
"y iignung in tlila section.
ITltOrV nnrthaof f CI rtnontln
rawept clean of German forces as
" encircling' movement goes oh,
MitBeasCnf a.m. v- n.ii.l. !,,.
i Wta. -i'fa ilia xaifvtoii ..
'"Wen through at tho extreme end
t iiinnenDurg-itne. Above inai
i or-Arras; they have at one
tj ipea'tne defenses more than
V the almost equally fampua
"r line, wnion may De re-
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f.' l WM. Clu fear
FANS 11 MACKMEN
"Joe" Bush Twirls Fine
Game, but Walter Is at
WITT GETS BRACE OF HITS
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WOMAN FINDS SCRAP 0' PAPER
SAYING PLAN 'ALL READY' FOR
DESTRUCTION OF EDDYSTONE
Casualties Placed at 138 Killed and Hun
dreds Injured in Blasts Wrecking Part
of Great Munition Manufacturing
Chester Quiet as Plans Go Forward for Community
Funeral of Victims Aid Pouring in From All
SectionsFactory Resumes Operations,
but Many Workers Quit
A'S NEW INFIELDER
Bates, whom Connie Mack has
chosen to guard third base, made
his appearance in tho regular line
SH1BK PARK. April 11
ItV ,i shame that they had to ilng in u
hick man against thcAthletlcs today. Wal
ter Johnson, with a stiff neck and a bad
cold, was only able to blank the Athletics
in the first game of the beason, holding
them to three lilts and striking out eleen
From start to finish the lanky phenomen
had the Mackmen eating out of his
hands, and they emulated the old garden
gate with their futllS swlngx to connect
with the ball. It was a xery fast game
and marred only by tluee nilsiues. The
Athletics slipped up twice, one -causing a
scDre, while Washington's boot only served
to spur Grit's men to further efforts. The
final score ,was 3-0.
Joe Bush twilled masterful ball for eight
innings and really deberved a vlctoiy. A
little hard luck In the second inning netted
the foe two runs, and Bates's miserable
throw in the eighth, when Milan was caught
off third, was responsible frir'thegther,
Washington did its best work In the sec
ond, when Smith led off with a single. Judge
followed with a long'drlvo to right which
should have been an easy out, but Thrashei
failed to start after the ball in time, and
It went over ills head for a triple, tcorlng
Smith. McBride then leaned avainst a
twister and sent it out to left. Bodle failed
to,moc quickly enough and this drle fell,
safe for a double and Judge counted.
The only chance the Athletics had to
score came in the eighth.' Grover, who
batted for Bill Sfeyer, drew a base on balli
Continued on I'aie Setrntren, Column On
Just as of Yore
An! K. II,
Foster, 2b ..
Milan, cf ...
Bice, rf , . . .
Smith, If ...
Judge, lb ,.
Johnnon, p .
J S 0
I n u
I 3 J
0 Vi II
0 I) 4
at 3 3 J7 6 1
lwry, lb . .
Hlrunk, rf ..
Hod If, if ...
Mrlnnli, lb .
nate. 3b ...
Uuili. p . .
a'ij, R. K. O.
4 0 I! I
S (I 0 4
l 0 1
no o o
I o"o o
Total ... i1' -- - - - -
a0Tr b.lUd for Meyer In Wli wning.
tHch.Dr U.tteU for Push In li Inalng.
Vm&, "wild pllch-MM....,'-..
Umplr.V-DI.e ad Owene..
Tlie Intent roUed' list of, the dend, dying and injured in the Eddjtonc
disaster is puhlishcd on page I.
Evidence that is looked upon today as conclusive pi oof that plotter caused
the Eddystone disaster, which cost at least 138 lives, was furnished to Govern
ment agents by Mrs. Annie Keating, of Trenton, according to word from Trenton
The evidence, a note, was found in Broad Stiect Station, according to the
The infoi mation is being investigated. An est of the men implicated is
Mrs. Keating, who lives at 11" Cleveland avenue. Trenton, was landing
in Broad Stiect Station waiting for a train to I'ottsvillo when she saw u man,
carrying two heavy suitcases, drop an envelope. She picked it tip, but the man
was lost in the crowd.
On the train to Pottsville Airs. Keating openexl the envelope, which was not
scaled, in order to learn the name or address of the'owner and found evidences
of a plot to blow up the Eddystone plant, and other data which led her to believe
that the envelope had been accidentally dropped by a conspirator against the
United States Government.
"ALL READY SEND US HELP"
Upon her arrival in Pottsville Mrs. Keating immediately placed the en
velope with" itscontents ln'the hands or a policeman. In the envelope was a
letter addressed to "N. K." in which the writer said:
"AH ready to blow up Eddystone. Send us help."
There was also an express blajik of the American Express Company showing
that a, package shipped to Eddystone had not been accepted at that point and
was returned to the seilfler. . .
On a sheet of plain white paper there was a tough sketch of tho League
Island Navy Yard and river and a plan of Chester. Accompanying these plans
was a note directing that the plans be cdpied and returned.
The notes all contained the signature of two foreigners.
Frank Garbarino, special agent of the Department of Justice, refused to
discuss the note and indicated at the same time that he had taken no steps to
investigate the matter when the note was first turned ove'to the police. When
asked if he was going to look into the matter now, he replied:
Belief in the plot theory was expressed by officials of the company, but word
fiom Washington said that little doubt was held theie that it was not a "job."
A sweeping investigation ol the most searching character is being con
ducted today by dozens of Government Secret Service operatives, under direc
tions from Washington. '
With the nation on a war basis, Government officials are determined that
the "perpetrators of the crime will be treated on a war basis, if caught," it was
"Malicious 'persons" set off the explosion that killed girls andmen with a
succession of detonations and a hail of exploding shrapnel shells, according to
Samuel Vauclain, vice president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works nnd a director
of the Eddystone Ammunition Corporation.
He said: i
Regarding the terrible catastrophe which happened at the Eddystone
Ammunition Corporation plant yesterday morning, we are unable to
account for it in any other way than tho act of some maliciously in
clined person or persons.
Alba B. Johnson, president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, today changed
ids mind about the oiigin of the explosion. It was a plot, ho declared.
"Since visiting the plant I have come to the conclusion that a bomb with a
time fuse set ofT the blast," ho said.
Previously he had ridiculed the idea of a plot.
Captain Walter M. Wilhelm, vice president and geneial manager of the
Eddystone corporation, said that it was a plot, in his opinion.
Lester Moulton, a foreman, who escaped death as by a miracle, declaied
today that the explosion was, not an accident. He was within ten feet of the
first flash, hc"said. '
The probe by Coroner C. H. Drews, of Darby, who will hold the inquest,
proceeded this afternoon.
ESCAPED GERMAN SAILOR ARRESTED
A German named Sccko, who is an escaped sailor from the Prinz Eitcl
Friedrich, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, is under arrest, according to the police.
He was taken to the Philadelphia Hospital this afternoon for examination by
alienists and Frank L. Garbarino, special agent of the Department of Justice.
Tho work of the FederaT agents is .proceeding vjth absolute secrecy. Many
cltjes leading to supposed nnti-American war plots weic run to, the ground, it
was said. Theie were rumors of fresh arrests, but none of them could be con
firmed. With at Jeast 138 dead in the Chpster Morgue, plans were made today for
a great community funeral for, the victims.
The'TSddystono catastrophe will cost between $100,000 and $25000 in com
pensation, by far the largest single los3 since the workmen's compensation act
went into effect, according to HaVy A. Mnckey, head of the Workmen's Com
pensation Bureau. '.
The Stato will not lose a cent, however, The Eddystone Ammunition Corpora
tion was'self-insurcd for compensation losses, and neither the State insurance
fund nor any insurance company will be involved.
Chester's entire finances wore placed at the disposal of Mayor Wesley S.
McDowell for relief work.
Hundreds of girls and men employed at the Eddystone' Ammunition Cor
poration .and ncighBoring 'mu,njtf6n plants failed to report for work today.
One hundred and thirty-eight complete bodies had been assembled in the
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WASHI'GTON 02000001 y 051
ATHLETICS ..0 00000 00 0032
Johnson nnd Aiusmlth; Bush, J. Johubon nnd Meyer, Schang.
PHILLIES . . ." . 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 G 82
BROOKLYN !.0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 '10 1
Alexaudei and Kllkiu; Di.il, Cudui and Uleyri.
BOSTON 2 0 0 0 0 14
NEW YORK 0 0 0 G 0 0 0
Ituth and Thomas; Cnldwell and Nuunmnker.
-10 14 1
0 0 10 1
Jnnies. Couch and Stnntgn Covulc-kiy nnd O'Ni'il,
. . . 0 .
ai( .uw.o. . . i i 0 0 0 0 0
Williams and Schalk: Hamilton and Hale.
. Postp'jucd Bain.
0 (1 0 i a 0 0
CHICACO 0 1 2 0 1 0. 0
Jacobs and Schmidt; Vaughn and Elliott.
ST. LOUIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CINCINNATI 0 0 0 2 0 1O
Meadows and Snyder; Schneider nnd Wlngo.
W. PHILA. HIGH....
0 0 -i
PENN STATE 1
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. . 1 J - ' II iTf l PI I
U U U ' 0"i , It 5 10 !
0 3.flr0 S -
1 0 4-15 12- 2
CASH AND fl
FOR ALLIES E
FIRST WAR J!
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House for Home arii
, MEETS OPPOSITION
Ways and Means Commituj
Unanimous in Favoring
President's Scheme 'm
HOUSE DEBATE . FRIDA1
TtmSolH.. v:.. nt 'l
"uji.huum. r KiuriLc nun vj
for U. S. War With Gernnmm
"DOND issue of $5,000,000,000 bear."!
- ing interest at 3V4 per cent,-tea
uc employed as follows: sfl
Three billion dollars as loan tol
".,. t.:ill.. '.Ilt r A t.ySf
w uiiuuii uuuuin mi American ,
Certificates- of indebtedness
amount of $2,000,000,000, also at'J
rate ol a& per cent interest. 4
Certificates to be redeemed at end
of first year, payable from the first
revenues derived from the new warf
I Bonds already authorized forSJ
sucn expenditures as purchase ofi
Virgin Islands, Government nitratej
and armor plants, Panama and
AiasKa items, to be changed from
a to SVs per cent issues. -V
Cost of floating proposed bonds.!
Added per capita liability to couft-?
ADPrnoNT, p crr pf'-.ts
Fouitli Bowie men, 3-ycai-ous and np, selling. 1 1-10 miles
Jessie Louise. 107, J. Williams, 55.90, $4. GO, $3.40, won; Royal
Meteor. 117. T. McTaggait, S5.00, 84.70, second; Qulen Sabe, 107,
Ward, S1G.10, third. Time, 1.52 1-5.
Pif th Bowie race, 3-year-olds and Ip, claiming, 6 1-2"" furlongs
Anxiety, 113, McDermott, $22.10, 57.50, 53.30, -won; Little Nepliew,
115, McKeuzie, 54.80, 53.10, second; Tale Benrei-, 115, Williams,
52.40, thiid. Time,' 1,21 2-5.
- , ,..,, d.-.,-.:1-!' It nn I v clriming, 1 m'le and 20
-- liiiT io", p-uhviii r "jo sa' wi o
lip.se. 103, 0 ;i.T. cp.u, i;"UO, ..iL' ti-ton , T.i , 1.
ff3.00, thiid. Time, 1.4G2-5.
Touith Hot Springs tact-, 3-ycar-olda and ui, selling-, 6 furlongs '
t Aich Plotter, 107, Lyke, 1 to 10, 1 to 3, out, wonj Anna Ktuter, 99,
Scherrer, 0 to 2, 8 to 5, 4; to 5, faecoud; Iolite,. 101, 'Steams 30 .to 1,
10 to 1, 5 to 1, third, ttime, 1.15
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Fifth Hot Sptiugs xace, 3-ycar-olda and up, celling, 1 mile
Lady Wnid. 101, Eilckson. G to 1; 2 to 1, even, won; Dr. Prather, 104,
Hyke, 7 to 2(l7 to 5, 3 to 6, second; Rhymer, 113, Warren. 0 ,to (2,
d to 3,.l to 3, thhd. Time, 1.42 1-5.
Sixth Hot Springs race, 3-yeav-olds and, up, selling, 1 1-10 miles
Stelcliff, 107, Hanover, 5 to 1, 2 to 1, even, won; Clara, Morgan;
00, Schener, 0 to 1, 2 to 1, oven, hccond; London Glil, 105, Hopkins,
12 to 1, 5 to 1, 5 to 2, third. Tl, e. 1.46.
t Seventh Bowie lace, 3-je.M-olds tand'up, cla'imiug, 1 miles nu I
20 yards Boxei, ,103, W. Collins, 55.50, ' S2.0Q, 52.30, w6n; Mt.
Mack, a 15, Robinson, 53.30, 2:80, second"; Costumer, 113, Hnynes,
54.00, thfi XimelUo, , '""-
Amctica today enlisted departmeniar
and lcgislativc.activities to wage hi
"bread-and-butter" war against Ger
many, which will be the extent, of v
active participation for tho present,
l'eed the Allies now' is the
Meanwhile, train n powerful anny'l
take up the battle when necessary ,$
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Lo-opeiation of the British, Fr
and American navies is planned toi
cure sure conduct for these valu
afnroa tn Kmnnn &ii
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1.,war conrerenceB" betweenTJnW
States officials and representatives i
the Allies arc to be held both Jrif
country and abroad to provide m
of co-operation both in furnishing tim
and in a military sense. ,$1
Money, billions of it, is to be provuMl
within a few days. This is the legii
lation function upon which the exect
ktivo denartments nri wartinf. .7
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inc iiouse vay3 anu Means uc
mittce unanimusly reported the wa
credit bill, amounting to $7,000,000,OMj
nnd Chairman Kitchin introduced thl
measure in tho Iiouse. Debate is schM
ulcd to begin Friday.
llin n!:in l.q for hnnrl isaiina tCa
$3,000,000,000, to be lent the AM
and $2,000,000,000 for American,?
j: x.ii t -ji.i-
iciiiui.ureB, luiiuur wilu an uauius
LLOYD'S OFFER TEN TO ONE ON PEACE IN SIXTY DAYS
v NEW YORK, April 11. Private advfecs front London today state that
Lloyd's is offering ten to one that the war will be over in sixty days' from new.
A. J. BAtFOUR.ON MISSION TO "WASHINGTON
LONDON, April, 11 Foreign Secretary Arthur J, flalf&ur is about io leave
far Washington on a "special mission," according (o official annoncewet today.
I During his absence Lord Robert OciwLact as Foreign Secretan. .,-
i ty - -V,- : !1Il ' --
$2,000,000,000 qick flotation to bo b
cred by immediate tax measures. "4f,
Army men are surprise'd at, tho 1
position made to proposed sele
conscription in the time of such a cr
Argentina officially "rccogpizesiJ
justice of America s ' break with;C
many; Urivuay Uihe3 a similar t
"BREAD AND BUTTER WAl
PLANS SPEEDED BY Uili
WASHINGTON, April 11?W
"l-'ccdliie our Allies" Is to bo this coi
try's part In tho great war for tho pr
Moblllxatlon ot foojstulls anil provld
mentis by full navy co-oieratlon for'ti
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iiveimij iiiciii in iiiq porta 01 i.iigiuna.
Trance aro to bo the extent of Amftr
physical cffoit now. Meantime hundred
thouiandB of men Mill la xiauini fori,
tlon on l;uropcau fionls to be dent as
in they ii ro fit anu as soon as trun.n
tlou facilities uro available. i 'tf'l
Tho problem of tiupp.yins the Allies
food a glgantlu one is bclne worked
In nlmost cery department of the Oovi
ni'-nt. Millions of uctes, of land 'not;
under cuHUatlon aro to be Immediately".
into uc. Hundred's of ships vlll'be.b
to c.irry fooustuns io r.m-ojie.- unrman i
Austrian fehlps taken In American porta
bo hastily- u-palicd for llse. The flU'i
the United -stateH, "Vraneo nnd Ki
111 eo-opefato In safeguarding tho, dlt
,uf tho redout Hiipplieb to . Enttiito 'p
Karmer.i. aBi'lfiiUural expertu und farm i
ilenlH'aro belnft- mobilized as "Doldh
tlic L-onitnlshary" la carry un thol'l
ntid-butlcr war" aealuat the Central
And while theno UDDlles eotfoc
Keep ui thi sitrength of the Alj"fJ
Cunilnurd on I'osb KIcM.'.f'p.
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