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PICTORIAL SECTION RAGES 20,21,22 tf STRATA IMiger Cuettmg ! FINAL " VOL. IV. NO. 22 PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1917 COI-tMOMT, 1017, M THE ITniro I.tMER COMMNT PRICE TWO CENTS v y mm . E i ssy yb I l K' w HAIG PIERCES t BRITISH BATTER WAY FORWARD FOR MILE GAIN EAST OF YPRES; GERMAN PRISONERS POURING IN Nearly All of Poelcappelle Village Wrested From Teuton Grip Australians Cap ture Daisy Wood in Stub born Fight I All Objectives of New Drive cess Despite Stormy Weather French Co-operate. Allied Losses Reported Light Menace to U-Boat Bases Grows More than a mile ndvanco into the Marshal Haig's second smash within a week, starting early today. This great penetration was reported at several places. The newest British offensive centered about Passchendaclc. With characteristic brevity, Haig reported: "At 5:20 this morning we again attacked on the west front northeast and cast of Yprcs in conjunction with our Allies on the left," Haig reported. "We made satisfactory progress. The weather is stormy." Dispatches from the front, however, announce that all the British objectives were attained with complete success and in good order. A late report this afternoon said that the British were in possession of all of Poclcappello except the brewery. Around this structure the Germans were fighting hard. Daisy Wood, northeast of Broodseinde, where the Germans have long and stubbornly resisted all attacks and stuck to their position because of the natural difficulties of the ground, was quickly overrun by Australians. They took many positions. A great number of prisoners are certain to be taken here unless they prefer annihilation. Headquarters dispatches report the French and British losses as light. Several hundred prisoners have already been counted and more are pouring in. Today's blow cimo more quickly after a great offensive than any similar drive which the British have undertaken In more than & year. Hale heretofore has been content to strike a staggering blow, reach certain specified objects and then hold these until every plan was perfected for a further ad vancepossibly for weeks. 1 Halg delivered suchaJiIow last Thurs oyaay. He advanced over a front of eight miles, Today five days later ho has again thrown his line forward. From this change in tactics London har bored growing belief that the whole com prehensive British campaign plan, to cut off the German submarine bases at Zeebrugge and Ostend, now seemed likely to be real lied, probably at an early date. In addition It was believed the sudden change In Haig's customary tactics was another proof of the complete fatluro of tho newly adopted Ger man "pill box" system of defense. Poelcapelle Is about six miles northeast of Ypres and about a mile nnd three-quarters duo east of Langemarck. It is on the northern end of the Passchendaele ridge and U located about three and a half miles north of Broodseinde, Indicating at least this much of an attacking front In tho latest Allied drive. JiAIN STOPS ACTIVITY ON RUSSIAN FRONT PETROGRAD, Oct. 9. Incessant rain on the northern end of the western front Is Interfering with military activity, said a dispatch from that zone today,. The Russian army Is actively engaged In preparing Its winter quarters. The sani tary conditions are satisfactory, no epi demics of disease being existent. The correspondent of the Petrograd Tele traphlo Agency was received by the Ru manian Minister of war, General Janlet chesko, "somewhere on tho Rumanian front" The Minister told the correspondent jnat the Rumanian army has been reorgan ised along democratic lines of discipline. The Russian army on this part of the front, the Minister went on to say. Is In splendid fighting, trim and the relations existing between the Russian soldiers and the Rumanian population Is most cordial. Russian airmen attached to the army In Mesopotamia, flying In the direction of Bag dad, have reported to the general staff that the situation of the Turks Is becoming more and more desperate as a result of tho ad ance of the British and Russian forces. Russian detachments are advancing toward i Mlngre River and the Bagdad railway. The British are moving In the same direc tion. ITALIAN AIR FLEET BOMBARDS CATTARO WASHINGTON. Oct. 9. Official cables from Rome today tell of Mother Important air raid last night by a squadron of Capronl airplanes on the .Aus tin. oa8 nl -a"aro on me Adriatic When the Italian command learned the Aus trian wer8 concentrating naval forces at vattaro, an order was given to a large quadron of planes to bombard that base. Headed by Gabrlelle D'Annunxlo. noted itauan poet, the squadron crossed the Adri atic, a distance of 180 miles. They arrived t midnight, flying at an altitude of 12.000 t. Circling down severol thousand, feet, in aviators started bombing destroyers ana submarines ahchored In the harbor, uorubs also were dropped on munition "Dots and military buildings. The Aus ik1. tter'8 opened a furious Are against l Italian planes, which, however, re mained over Cattaro until 3 o'clock this ... ,?f- averal big fires were observed T i ,h',P wer6 w Tho squadron returned .? b?M without loss, although several the planes were hit by the Austrian fire. Mexican Rebel Chief Surrenders altSTf uuen"" Aix- 7 " MwwFw v viaua aim LINES IN Attained With Complete Suc LONDON, Oct 9. German lines was achieved by Field GERMANY'S PLANS MENACE TO U. S. LCarl W.-..Ackerman Tells of Kaiser's Schemes for Rehabilitation TALKS TO POOR RICHARDS Germany From Inside as Ackerman Sees It IF GERMANY is in a position nfter tho war to carry out her present plans of economic rehabilitation we shall then have to prepare for an economic warfare more harmful than the present strife at? arms. Germany's present finance sys tem is a ring-around-the-rosy affair, and that Government is staking all upon its rehabilitation plan. Men like H. G. Wells and Charles W. Eliot, who proposed peace con ferences between the belligerent powers at this time, cannot be an swered by condemnation, but by argument. It is doubtful if Germany's lack of raw material will enable her to con tinue in the field for more than a year, but peace talk at any time be fore Germany's collapse would give the German people the idea that they are victorious. We cannot at this time, by any method carry on negotiations with the German people, but if an un trammeled, free election could be held in Germany now the present Government would be repudiated. Speaking before the Poor Richard Club today, Carl W. Ackerman, war correspond ent and political writer, whose serial ar ticles, "Germany, the Next Republlo?" are appearing dally In the Evenino Lepoer, touched upon the economic preparation Ger many Is making for rehabilitation after the war, characterized their successful ac complishment as a menace to us com mercially, and then put forth a reply to the recent proposals of II. G. Wells and Charles W. Eliot that America and her Allies hold Informal peace conferences with theli enemies. Mr. Ackerman was In Germany for the firstUwo years of tho European war, made trips to all the battle fronts of that nation and only came to this country when Amer ica had declared war, "Germany has planned," said Mr. Acker .. ml... off. thn war nhA nhall send limn, vtfc ... .--- .. . - , ' , forth a large array of merchant ships to all corners of the world and load It with raw material. This raw material, mind you, will not be brought by (German Individuals, but by the Government Itself. One can readily see that if there Is no competition In buying our markets will suffer accordingly. "Then Germany wilt distribute or sell this raw material to all of her manu facturers who will make out of It anything l-om safety razors to plows. These manu factured articles will be bought back by the German Go eminent at a stated profit, and then be sent to that part of the world where they are In tho greatest demand and therefore can bring the largest prices, "However." Mr. Ackerman went on, "I do not think that Oermany at this time Is building many merchant ships owing to the lack of raw material. I know that there are millions of dollars worth of goods stored In the United States subject to delivery In Oermany at the end of the Tbe'spealMr launched Into a dlculen of the present peace propaganda. Hf.tdd of ..iU man ItftttATff 111 ml sUl. &( ENEMY NEWT JOHN II. MAURER Assistant District Attorney, who testified today in tho fifth Ward murder conspiracy hearing. He was a companion of Select Council man James A. Carey when the latter was beaten by thugs on September 10 last. HURLEY IN CITY SEEKING AID IN SHIP PROGRAM Plea of Head of U. S. Board Follows Visit to Phila delphia Yards CALL ON PATRIOTIC LABOR An urgent demand on Philadelphia busi ness men and manufacturers to help Undo Sam In his gigantic plan to increase the strength of the merchant marine was made this afternoon, following a visit of Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the United States Shipping Board, at a meeting of tho Cham ber of Commerce at the Hotel Adclphla. Through Elliott II. Goodwin, secretary of the Nntlonal Chamber of Commerce, Chair man Hurley Sent a messago to tho busi ness and industrial men of Philadelphia, urging that they release all men possible from other lines of work, that their energies may bo concentrated In carrying out the great shipbuilding program mapped out by Uriel e Sam. Through Mr. Goodwin Chairman Hurley sent tho following messago to Philadelphia: Every posslblo menus must bo taken by the business men of Philadelphia to re cruit men from thoso Industries not en gaged In manufacturing war materials and necessities and turn them over to tho shipyards of Philadelphia and vicinity, so that more and moro ships may lie pushed to completion. The progress of tho war depends al most completely upon the number of bot toms that can bo rushed Into commission to transport troops, munitions of war and supplies to our Allies. It is supremely Important that every Industry outside of those manufacturing war necessities sac rifice their men to this one object. Philadelphia Is the biggest hhlpplng centre of this country and can be the big gest In the world. We have more ships Jo glvo you to build If you can get the means to build them. Recruit men from tho back countries and other Industries. The Government Is establishing schools to train clerks and men In other vocations foreign to shipbuilding, to take up tho tools of the shipbuilder nnd put their efforts behind Continued on Tare Sis, Column Three SAILINGS RIGIDLY WATCHED All Ships Going to Sea Must Have Government Permission Additional precautions will be taken after today to prevent ships putting to Era from this and other points without the Govern ment's knowing all about them. The Nay Department must be informed whenever a ship Is about to sail and It will determine whether or not the sailing shall be per mitted. All vessels, large and small, coastwlst and transatlantic, even tugboats, are included In the order Issued today by Captain von Bosklrk, ot the Intelligence Bureau at Philadelphia Navy Yard. No vessel of any kind Bball put to sea without first calling at the Intelligence Bureau. Building No. 7, It says. If- any vessel tries to go without reporting It will be stopped and sent back by a patrol boat. U. p. to Admit Australian Wheat Free WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. The customs di vision oC the Treasury Department an nounced today that wheat and wheat flour from Australia will be admitted to the United States-without duty. 'The Continuation of the Story "Germany, the Next Republic?" Ctrl Ackerman sv, v" ,cn ? to HRUST PEACE OFFER AGREED ON BY TEUTON ALLIES Ready to Evacuate Occupied Territories, Berlin News paper Asserts HELFE1UCH DOWNS FOES AMSTERDAM, Oct 9. Germany nnd Austria have engaged to mako another penro offer on tho basis of no tentorial iigKiandlzcincnt, surrender of Ii'-igium and tlw Fionrli tenltorlos, and no indemnity m cither skip, according to the Berlin Tages Zoltung today. Tho newspaper assorted It made the an nouncement on Rood authority. No detail uo.ro given on how tho runiornl peace offeis would bo advanced. Speculation hero was that Chancellor Mlchncll-i might make some port of a. peaci announcement today In his postponed speech, mlvertUed as likely to out line iiermanj's war nlmi. V srnsaJi mil Houston of tho Belch-dug Is pcct rl, norm ding to Berlin reports. Ono lispat. h said Chancellor MIchacIN was absent from Berlin, but In contradiction uiIht mes-iaifes reported him ready to speak. Tlio Relrlmtag main committee this aft ernoon rejected the Socitlls's' motion for a censure of VIpo Chancellor Tlclfferich on account of llelffcrlch'a refusal to submit to Interpellations at Saturday's Reichstag meeting. Chancellor Michaclls, In n speech beforo tho Itelcshstag main committee, declared that tho Government will not assist any political faction with olllclal propaganda, according to word from Berlin This an nouncement, the dispatch nildeil, was cor dially received by tho Reichstag Tho Chancellor's statement evidently was made with a lov to allaying dissatisfac tion In Germany over tho growing opinion that tho Chancellor would support the view of the Von Tlrpltz Pan-German party, which wants penco with annexations and indemni ties Apparently tho voto in the lielchstag main committee supporting Helfferlch pre vents, for tho present nt least, action In the lielchstag Itself on the same motion, which early Amsterdam dispatches today, reporting Berlin messages, said would likely precipitate a "sensational session" this afternoon. The vote nlt-u Indicates tho Government's complete domination of tho main committee and its ability to head off all embarrassing moves by Socialists nnd Radicals. germ An weakness seen r IN NEW PEACE MANEUVER WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. Berlin's reported new peaco maneuver was regarded by ofliclals hero today Just as all her previous feelers designed to save her present holdings before tho crash comes and to discourage America's war prepara tions. At tho State Department It was repeated that President Wilson's pronouncement on Continued on 1'nKe Seventeen. Column hlx SOX AND GIANTS STOPPED BY J. P. All Heroes Not in French Trenches, for Fans Brave Weather in Open Stands SHOWER BATHS FOR ALL By UOBERT W. MAXWELL NEW YORK. Oct. 9 All of the heroes are not lighting in the tienches In France Iliglit here In the big city where the moisture Is so dense that It 19 falling In huge globules or something, some 20,000 bleacheiltes remained awake all night to get In on tho opening act of the local end of tho world's series. They braved the cool night winds In their lengthy lgll, nnd heavy -eyed shivering, they passu! through the turnstiles nt 9 o'clock yds morning to take a much-needed I est. A pleasant time was nut had by any one. At 11 o'clock Old .1. P. appeared on tho scene and proceeded to gum up things In his gummiest maimer. First a faint dilzzle fell, and after this Introduction tho rain came down in toi rents. The faithful blcacherltcs who mlBsed their morning shower bath received ontf freo of charge and felt grateful for It. They would have taken two shower baths If a baseball game had been put on at the end. But nothing Ilko this happened. Seated In their comfortahlo quarters nt tho Waldorf were tho working members of tho National Commission. They knew It was raining, because one of the waiters kept them posted on outsldo conditions. They discussed tho probability ot holding the game, and then took the opposite view of the question. More dlscusklon.s nnd de bating followed, and jPromptly at 1:45 p. in. all bets wero called oft and tho brave dollar boys allowed to go home with rain checks concealed about their persons, but they knew It was raining without tho re minding checks. The battle will be fought tomopou, If the rain ceases and the grounds are, In condlt'on. This Is a safe prediction, and wo will stand by It. Perhaps the addi get' out o! : The slump' "and rtaps " Wt-4 tional day's rest will help Hlie Giants to The same goes for th.0 WbHo HOx That la the real doito on the Mrloa float on me .rv. ing around hotel today. 'The Loyal Order ot peans approve of the inside stud Clcotto will pitch for tho Sox tomorrow, Clarence Bowland said positively this aft ernoon, but ho Is not sure whether ho Will send Faber to the mound- on Thursday, Bowland declared that J( a1 gamo had been played today In spto of il(e ram h, Vodtt v., ma nltphi.it TttiA5w.ll. fin n. tvet dav. he .pointed out, tlfV lucky club probably would win ana no vrouia nave icn bui in winj Clcotte. Hcrzoff believes Saltee will CO to the mound for the Giants tomorrow. Walter Johnson wrs around the' hotel this after noon mingling- with players and fans, A pujnurr v vir MVJH.,5ff i, i ..... ' ....- .... .1.1. ...... .. HI QUICK BASEBALL SCOREPOST-SEASON GAME CLEVELAND, A. L.... 10 20000 CINCINNATI, N, L.... 52 OO 00 OO Morton, Covaleskle nntl O'Neill; Schneider nnd Wingo. ADDITIONAL RA.CING RESULTS " rifth Lam el laca, 1 1-10 miles Damrosch, 1M, Butwell, $17.60, 313. 10, S3. 10, won; Daddy's Choice, 118, Keogh, $5.90, $8.80. ec und illnuberk. 110, Lnutler, 92.50, third. Time, 1.40. Sixth Laurel ruce, 1 1-1(3 miles -Oloiy JJelle. 08, Bowau, .43.40, .!(511.a0, ?8,30, won; Napoleon, 101, McAtee, 3.40, S.B0,. econd; Hcsm, 105, Sluiltinger, $4, third. Tunc, 1.J0. Fourth Louisville raie. 0 furlongs Vofftte, 117, Callahan, $3.R0, S2.60, 0.C0. won; Old Mies, 102, Kelany, $3.60, $8.40. second: On iwrtuntty, 104, Hoag:, ?3.10. third. Time, 1.18 1-5. , Fifth Louisville race, i tile nnd 70 yardB Sands of ricnaure. 103. Uedtris, $11.G0. 80.40. 5-'4. won; Butterscotch II, 103, Gainer, SS.40, 90.80, second; llell Boy. 100. D!Ehmou, $5.80, third. Tunc, 1 I"; 1-i Bisth Louisville race, 5 1-2 furolngs Uonlface, 118, SteRius. $3.40, 0.30, $4.70, won; Herald, 116, Gentry, $1CJ0, $11.10, sec ond.; tTes rorman, 110, Barrett, $4.80, third. Time, 1.07. MAIiAYUNK SERGE AHT DEFEATS ROBIHSOH'S CANDIDATE , Patrol Sirgennt Bichaid Bodkin, ot Manayunh station, was elected secretary of the Policemen's Beneficiary Association . ;u-, 'ttemoen, defoatlitf; Walter Gilbert , SuperinUnI' of Pol -p Ilo j inscn's candidate, 60 to 89. Th fight wrt. 'j.liii. li ian lli i now a tlj"?tnff. beat Captain Mills for txostsutet, being re-elected, KABY KUN DOWN BY FATHER'S AUTOMOBILE Knocked down liy an nutomobllo driven by his father, two-year-old John W. Kraitsi', ,lr., is In tho Mary J. Drcxcl Home In a critical condition, suffering from a broken Ipk and ruts anil bruises of the body. Tho father was driving tho machine from a tnirnKu la O'e rear of his homo, when tho child, who' was plav'lng nearby, stepped In front of It. FIRST SNOW OF SEASON? "ABSURD," SAYS BLISS Tho llrst snow of the reason a trace of crystals mingling with the rain was rcportid in WeU Philadelphia and Daiby today, although tho Weather Bureau dis counted it A trnco of snow fell In Darby about midnight, according to Chief of Police Thomas Claih und other?, und the Mime was reported In West Philadelphia. 'Ahsilril " wns tho rnmmpnt nf thn Wpntbpr llnrpnll. vvhlrh nnlntpil nnf tlint thn lowettenniernture duripg ilo, night was A'trj"JwJ,fli3w fell nt Blnghumtou, K." Y 1 BIG LOAN .SUBSCRIPTIONS IN CHICAGO l IIK'AGO, Oct 9- The large packing houses of Armour & Co. and Wilson & Co. ie.l the Liberty l.uan nubseriptlon. The first subscribed $2,000,000, of which $500,000 in credited to Chicago, and Wilson & Co. subscribed for $1,000,000, The Board of Trade gave .$200,000,' which raises Ita total subscription to date to $410,000. Another subscription of $1,000,000 was announced yesterday by tho Studebakcr Cor porator of America at South Bend. ' CHICAGO BANK PRESIDENT GOES TO WAR ex CHICAGO. Oct. 9. President Harle II. Reynolds has been granted a leave of ab hence by the dirtctois of the People's Trust and Savings Bank for the duration of tho war. Mr. Itejnolds Is leaving for France, having been commissioned as captain In tlio englnter.ng corps of the arm.v. LUXBURG REPORTED ABOARD ARGENTINE WARSHIP BL'IINOS AlltlCS. Oct. 9. The Argentine destroyer Catamarca sailed from the I.a Plata under bealtd mdeis today. It vvns reported that the Catamarca had on board Count on I.uxburg, former German charge d'affaires, who was handed his passports because of unneutral messages ho sent from this city thtought tho Swed ish legation. .$80,000,000 MORE LOANED TO ALLIES WASHINGTON, Oct. !). Loans of $10,000,000 each to Great Biltain and l-'tanco were announcer. b tho Tieusury Department today. This advances Gteat Britain's total to $I,2SO.'00,000 and that of Franco to $735,000,000. The aggregate of United States loans to the Allies since the war began is $2,598,400,000. For tho first six months' participation In tho war tlio loans have averaged $14,000,000 a day.' TRAINS CRASH IN NEW YORK SUBWAY NI'W YUI5K. Oct. 9 -Twent-five persons were Injured, four seilously, here, today, when two north-bound subway trains met In rear-end collision in the Bronx at Itlver avenue and 15,7th street. Nurses and physicians were rushed to tho sceno from Lincoln Hospital, returning with tlio four receiving tlio most serious injury. An Investigation is under way to determine the causo of the collision, which Is unknown. WILL ASK U. S. TO PROBE NEW YORK DOCK STRIKE NKW YORK. Oct. 9. Convinced that the strike of 1000 longshoremen, which went Into effect here yesterday afternoon is duo to German nctlvltles, steamship oillcials planned today to ask foe Government Investigation. Thousands ot tons of freight, Including severnt largo Government shipments, me tied up. The strike affects the North River piers of tho Clyde and Mallory Steamship lines. GERMANS MASS FLEET AGAINST RUSSIA LONDON. Oct. 9. Stiong German (south df Sweden) and off the coast ot Sweden have been observed. It Is reported, A traveler who has anlved In tho Swedish capital says he learned fiom a trust worthy bourco that considerable Ocrman rtaltlc. including numerous mine swecpeis, plan Is believed to Include an attack on TWENTY INJURED WHEN TRAIN IS SIDEWIPED UKADINCj, Pa., Oct. 9. A Pennsylvania railroad passenger train was side wiped by a coal car near Leesport station and tweny persons were cut or bruised and every window on one side of several cars was smashed. Tho side of tho car bulged out and had been sidetracked when the passenger train came along. Flying la did most of the Injury to the passengers. JONES AND BELL ON SCHUYLKILL BALLOT pdTTSVILlib, Pa., Oct. 9. Tho names of John Robert Jones and James J. Boll will go on the ballots for November as Judicial candidates In this county. Information to that effect being sent to these candidates from Harrlsburg. Claims that Judges Bochtel and Berger polled fifty-one per cent of the vote at the primaries, entitling them to excluslveplaces on the Hillot, were not substantiated. N. Y. EXCHANGE BARS SPECULATION IN COTTON OIL NEW YORK, Oct. , The Board of Managers of tho Now York Produce Ex change has adopted a ruling prohibiting speculative trading In cotton oil for any delivery, either by trade or by outside Interests.- The action of tho board followed the receipt ot information from tho food administration at Washington' of-its Ac wJwnsitKm to eiHmnw sicwtoB w NEWS S - 18 degrees, too wurm-fpr snow to form. this morning-, tho weather officials said. naval forces off tho Island of Bornholm forces, nro soon to bo assembled In tho seaplanes and transports. Tho German Helslngfora by land and tea. Y ww oc NMKiwa Mtutor tm BEPjNETT LED CLUB RAIDERS, COURT HEARS ; Witnesses in Fifth Ward Hearing Tell of Thug gery' by Cops W1RTSCHAFTER SHOT ' SIGNAL TO GUNMEN Women Describe Assault on Carey Quarters by Police and 'Frog Hollow' Gang WILL TELL OF $1000 BILL Postal Inapectora Confer With District Attorney and Will Be Put on Stand Healing of tho "Bloody Fifth" Ward murder conspiracy charges against t Mayor Smith and eight other city em ployes today developed seven points. ' ' They were: "f Police Lieutenant Ucnnctt wa seen at Finletler Republican Club (Carey headquarters) a few minutes before it was raided primary election eve. O I'lain-clothcs police took part in raid, several of defendants being identified as members of "blackjack bquad." O Plain-clothes police raiders woro - famous '"Dcutsch" slouch liata used to identify thugs. A Two of New York "strong-arm' " men under arrest for Eppley'a murder were identified as in raiding parly. C Assistant District Attorney 55 Maurcr, "blackjacked" with Mer cantile Appraiser Carey when Epplcy was slain, testified "strong-arm" men all had pistols. r District Attorney's represents ' tives late this afternoon ques tioned witnesses on stand, indicating closer cp-operation with prosecution. J Chief Postal-. Inspectocu.CeiteJv ' ) ' you, conferring with District At- torney Rotan,. will give startling "dime -novel" testimony tomorrow about $1000 bill, alleged "murder money," it was forecast. TKI.LS OF THUGGERY Comt was reconvened in the criminal branch' of the Municipal Court, Room 670, City Hall, at 10:30 o'clock this morning, by President Judge Charles Ij. Brown, sit ting as committing magistrate, for tho sixth I day of the hearing. Tho nine defendants, accused of violating the Slicrn law and conspiracy to commit assault an dbattery nnd murder, aro Mayor Thomas B. Smith, Executive Director William U FJnley, ot tho Republican City Committee, a Vare lieutenant ; Common Councilman Isaaa Deutsch. Vare-Smlth "boss" In tho Fifth Ward; Tollce Lieutenant David "Bennett" (Steinberg). Special Policeman John Wirt hchaftcr and Michael Murphy and Police man Umanuel Uram, Lewis Fcldman and Clarence Ilayden, a negro. They were ac cused following the killing of DOtcctlv , Ceorge A. Epplcy In the primary election of September 10, by "Frog Hollow" gunmen Imported from the Bronx, New York, for ths election. The hearing opened with Thomas Battt glcBe, a South Fifth street commission mer chant, on tho stand. Tho courtroom was filled to the doors. Battlgleso testified that he was In tb Flnletter Club (the Carey faction's club) when the gunmen and policemen of th" Third and De Lancey streets station (work ing for the Vare faction) rnlded It. Ho said he was at the meeting of the CareV committee on the second floor ot tho club houto when he heard a commotion In ths street. Ho looked out a front window Just in time to see Policeman Wlrtscliafter shoot Into the club from the step. He said Wlrt bchafter did not wear a collar. DKTECTlVE STRUCK HIM Later, he said, he went downstairs and was struck by Harry Clark, the City Halt detective who was placed In charge of th ten detectives sent down to the Fifth Ward the night before election? and brother ot "Jim" Clark, the "man with eyeglasses," who Is alleged to have led the gunmen on (diction day. He said Feldman, ono of th defendant policemen, also entered the clufc with the gunmen when they nssaultcd mem- v hers. nattldcse said Lieutenant Bennett. Wirtt-chafter, Murphy, Uram and other ps--llcemen canvassed tho ward three week before election In the Interest of Deutsch. ' - Ills testimony was not changed by tM , crose-exainlnatlon. , u Jacob Blltwtoln. who also was In th Continued on Vntf Tno, Column Tw, THE WEATHER .;' VOUECAST For Philadelphia and vMnltW Clpu&p . and continued cool tonight and IVedn dau: aenttc winds, moatlj northeast. For eastern I'Znnsulvanla: Ctoudu nlflJit ami Wodncsdav continued oos gentle nbrtheast ttHnda. I.BNCTH' OF IIV Sunrise :J5a.m I Bun tri..w..S;l .. DELAWABU BlVKIl "TlDB PXJJMMN 'CHESTNUT STOBET Iyrw(itr,.S.0O a m. T"' M 'WPC-sftiaj IWlfttfM-MV j . v i-A. .- n' ': T W IBB BBnnBflMIBBHH ey A k... " r ' ' 1 - ' wftteftMW w mmmr ,.