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VOL. V. NO. 88
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Entered Second-CltM Matter at th rontolTlce. lit Philadelphia, r..
Under the Act of March 8. 1879
Copyrwhti lilts, by Tubllo Ledger Company
Washington, Dec. 26. Partly cloudy
tonight and colder; Friday fair.
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R(t. -
Killed in Airplane Crash
, Near Toul, France,
Says Dispatch
Vtr T.Y . DPTTVrPTiTNr 3 T. A "R
'M- " '
,Young Philadelphian Had
'Gallant War Record After
Versatile College Career
Captain "Hobey" Baker 1ms been
Jellied In France, according to a dis
patch received here today, but, so far,
hlg family has received no conllrma
ilon of the report.
The dispatch says the famous avia
tor and former Princeton athlete met
death In a crash last Saturday while
flying at the Toul airdrome, near Toul.
The cable came from Paris.
Captain Hobart Amory Hare Baker,
Who lived at 348 Landrlllo road, Cyn-
wyd, until he entered tho army serv
ice as an aviator, was known the coun
try over as "Hobey," tho most versatile
athlete that ever wore the orange and
black of Prlnctton University.
The greatest American hockey play
er, he was also noted as a football
and baseball star at Princeton. He
was captain and half-back of Prince
ton football team In 1911. 1912 and
J513, and the name he mado for him
. self In those years marked him as a
star of the first magnitude.
Captain Baiter was a Phlladelphlan,
. the son of Alfred Thornton Baker, the
grandson of Mrs. Clifford Pemberton,
. of 1230 Spruce street, and Viephew of
1 Dr. Hobart A. Hare, 1801 Spruce
street, for whom ho was named.
No ofllclal word concerning Captain
' Baker's death has been received at his
father's home nt Princeton or by his
'' v aunt, Mrs. Hobart A. Ilure.
l "Tho first word we received of Cap
tain Baker's reported death was this
, morning, when a New York newspaper
called on the telephoned" said Captain
faker's mother this afternoon. "We
have wired Washington for confirmation
of the report of his death and are anx
,.- lously awaiting a reply."
"Hobey" Baiter was an aviator a year
before the united states entered the
war. When he enlisted Just after the
, - "dfjcjaratlon of war, he entered the first
fc.. American "aero squadron. At the time
ft, he waa a llfcepl,'u,lol und,an ofllcer'ln
'" the reserv
ve."" ""'
p Meteoric Carter as Flier
His career as a fighting filer was as
P njeterolc as that as an athlete. News
that he had downed his first German
V ta.ttlep!ann In January this year, was
followed by the announcement In June
that he had been awarded the Dis
tinguished Service Cross following' a
thrilling air fight In which he was
wounded In the leg before he downed
his boche adversary. So far as Is known
In this country, he was officially cred
ited with two victories when the armi
stice was signed,
. Engagement Broken Recently
Only a few months ago announcement
Was made that Captain Baker's engage
ment to Miss Mlml Scott, New York
heiress, had been broken by mutual
agreement. The announcement was
made by Miss Scott's grandmother, Mrs.
George S. Scott, and verified by Captain
1 t Baker's parents at their home In Prince
ton'. N. J.
Tyord of their engagement had be
come known only a short time Before.
'(V -fMIss Scott Is a nurse with the American
'V Bed Cross In France. '
13utfew stories about Captain Baker's
prowess In the air In France and in
Flanders have filtered through to
i America, to place him In a class by
i himself for daring and All-around skill.
n The French called htm "tlreur d'ellte,"
and he astonished them with his
ip nuoiniR. y
prowess on Hockey Field
After Baker had been graduated from
Trlnceton he entered the ranks of the
amateur club hockey players and event
ually1 became a- member of the St.
Nicholas Club, of New York, In the
"Pfc, American Amateur Hockey League.
reputation at the Ice sport. '
In a number of international matches
'with leading Canadian teams he more
than held his own both as a speed skater
and as a hockeylst.
New York hockey enthusiasts were
deeply disappointed when he left New
'York to return to Philadelphia, a little
more tlimn two years ago. When he
left New York Baker turned down an
offer of $2000 a season tp becomo a pro
fessional at the St. Nicholas nink. Just
before that he Refused a similar offer
from Les Canadians, of Montreal,
After he came back to Philadelphia
"He played with the Wanderers and later
With the Philadelphia All-Stars.
Two Slight Snowfalls Only Serve
to lenso Youngsters
Snow. Ilaln. Snow.
That's "how" the weather program ran
t today) uccompanled by what the general
.public called a "sneaky cold." the kind
, or initially mat juui roes riKiu tnrouEn
i; s tone's clothes.
y . Tho kiddles who got out their Chrlst-
! 'mas sleds today were saddened when
' ttho white flakes turned tp rain. While
they, wre In mournful food snow again
fe,ll shortly after noon and raised their
"hopes. But It was only a trlclt of tho
.weatherman,- for the second fall con
tinued only a few minutes. Then the
1 'storm blew away 'toward New Jersey
to fool the kiddles of Camden.
But the weatherman was a little
kinder this time and did not follow the
eftoiT with rain.
'It will be dry and 'colder tonight
and tomorrow," ho says.
'X the day after Ohrtttmat ami all
thrmoh your putae
There's an empllncs3i uaWng; it
couldn't he worse;
But good times arq coming, so tchu
should tt'D caret
hVtffk JonVU cold and clqudu, to".
forr?w. come tfalrt ,,
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Hobart Amory Hare Baker, noted
Princeton football Mar and Ameri
can aviator, in reported kilted,
according to a cable dispatch, while
flying at the Toul Airdrome, France
Maritime Exchange Urges Vigor
ous Development of U. S.
merciiaiu snipping
Vigorous development of the Anierl-
can merchant marine under private
ownership and operation was urged this
afternoon by the directors of the Phila
delphia Mailtlme Exchange.
Messages asking tho support of com
prehensive legislation for such a de
velopment will be sent to every Con
gressman from Pennsylvania.
Under the signature of J. S. W. Hol
ton, president of tho exchange, the views
of the board were announced In the
form of a resolution. This urged the
return of ships to private owners as
ropldly as possible, except vessels In
transport service.
Steamers owned by tho Government
shoUTu be chartered to responsible
steamship companies or IndlWduals, for
opcrntlon where most needed for the
development of foreign commerce, the
resolution says.
Tho directors advised operating agree
ments enabling charterers tc compete
with vessels under foreign flags and
the amending of navigation and seamen
employment laws to place American
ships on equal basis with foreign es
sels. The directors believe the shipping
board should appoint a commission to
etudy legislation, recommend a. bill for
tho IeveIgpmmt..of..the merchant ma
rine 'and (tiostlgute costs, advantages
and disadvantages of operating under
American and foreign registry. The Mar
itime ..xchange also favols .'in Interna,
tlonal conference to unify the world's
navigation laws.
First Steamship to Leave From
This Port Since War Began
The first steamship to sail from this
port direct for Belgium since the Ger
mans swept over that country is the
Kmanuel NoUel, scheduled to leae to
morrow. On boar1 the Nobel, a tanker owned
by the Sun Company, will be an entire
Belgian crew, who have been away from
their natlvo Country for more than four
They nre seething with anxiety to get
under way and reach Antwerp, their
port of disembarkation, to look up their
families and unravel their war trage
dies. One of tho most touching of these
struck Chief Officer Jumpers, whoso
wife and two small children were seized
by Germans at tho outbreak of the war.
This officer has not heard from them
for several years, and does not Know
whether they have been killed or en
slaved as workers In Germany.
Flaky Flurry Suggests Timeliness
of Replenishing Coal Bins
Today's flurry of snow' and the cold
wintry wind that followed In tho wake
of the season's first real snow squall
emphasized the value of the advice given
to coal consumers bv Francln A. T.pwIh
Fedcrl fuel administrator for Philadel
Mr. Lewis urges coal consumers to
buy more coal now and prevent conges
tion when the real winter weather ap
pears. "Don't put oft getting more coal just
becnuse the weather' Is mild" is the ad
vice given by Mr. Lewis. Ho says coal
consumers, by falling to put In an ample
Bupply of fuel, are making a mistake,
and adds:
"When severe weather comes every-
dociv win want coai at once ana tne rush
Is likely to be more than the coa deal
ers can take care of promptly."
Graduate of Jefferson College
evidently landed Uwn Life
Lieutenant Colonel William E. Purvl
ance. In charge of recruiting for the
United States army In southern Cali
fornia and a portion of Arizona, was
found. by his wife yesterday In a dying
condition In a gas-filled room at his
home In Los Angeles. He was lying on
tne floor ,wlth His race covered by a
runnel and a rubber tube, which was
connected with an open gaB jet, his wlfo
said. lie died before medical aid could
bo given. Relatives declared that he
jiati been Buffering from sickness for
some lime.
Lieutenant Colonel Purvlance, who
was fifty-three years old. entered the
'army In 1892 after graduating from the
Jefferson Juemcai source. Jio rose rap
Idly In the medical corps to captain, ma.
Jor and lieutenant colonel, being retired
with the latter rank In 1912, At hl8
own request ne was returned tp tne serv
Ice In 1917 ait a recruiting oiriver,
Men Commended ' for Rounding
Up Pickpocket Suspects
Petectlve Lieutenants Wood and Bean.
tin and forty of their staff were coin."
Linended by plrector Wilson today for
duilng the I'hrlHtmas season.
Magistrate John Mecleury co-operated
with the detectives by holding twenty-
five pickpocket suspects arraigned ueroie
hlin for further heurlngii after the holi
day Reason.
Mnnv nronilnent business men have
League of Nations Not in Danger, But Mis
givings May Affect Its Scope Visit to
Europe Badly Timed
President Remains Dominating Figure at Versailles
Conference, "With British Publisher, Who Sup-
ports His Program, Second
Staff rorreKpondrnt of the Evening Public Ledser Willi the
Peace Delrtntlon In France
By Special Cable
Copurloht, ion, in VubUo Ltdatr Co.
Criticism of President Wilson by
and Senator Knox is havintr its effect
the press is inclulcinc in guarded sniping at Mr. Wilson. The intellectuals
I are supporting the President, but
his own country behind him. The leccnt election gives point to the question.
The British conservative newspapers display American attacks on
. . iU , ,
.. r .
Favorable comment upon the President's plans and activities is not sent
abroad from America.
Doubts thus suggested hardly weaken the prospects of a League of Na
tions, because tho popular demand for such a world organization is too
widespread, but, if fostered, these misgivings, may influence the scope of
the league. The Radicals here regard criticism of the President by mem
bers of the Republican party as evidence of militaristic tendencies and
as proof of the President's sincerity in the cause of democracy.
Says Visit Was Badly Timed
The President's visit was badly timed to produce the most effect. It
would have been more dramatic if he had waited till the Peace Confer
ence had assembled and all eyes were fixed on Paris. Then he should
have made his entry. His early arrival has put the President in the
attitude of waiting on the rest of the world instead of the world waiting
on him.
There was a big popular reception here and then came an anti-climax
of inaction. The President is merely cooling his heels while the British
take their time in London. The British commission has been announced,
but is doing nothing but organizing. A big task is ahead, but it is un
necessary that Mr. Wilson be present during the period of organization.
The process will continue for some time, inasmuch as the commissions of
other countries have not yet arrived here. They also will have to organize
on their arrival. ' - W
Little work can bo accomplished for weeks yet. During all this time
Europe will have a chance to see Mr. Wilson close at hand and get used
to his presence. It will find him not God but man, and that anything may
happen even when he is present.
This is not a pessimistic view. In spite of division at home and tho
mistaken time of his visit the President remains the dominating figure
at the Peace Conference. The next biggest figure is likely to be Lord
Northcliffc, with his vast talent for publicity. In spite of relntions' during
his residence in America being not entirely happy, Northcliffe has taken
the Wilson program to heart. He knows the popularity of the League of
Nations and is trying to make it his own issue.
Outmnncuvercd by Lloyd George
Whether this is for political purpose to take the issue away from
Lloyd George is unknown. With characteristic audacity NorthclitTe has
appropriated Mr. Wilson, semething he tried to do in Washington, but
could not. President Wilson speaks tp England through NorthclifTe's
Times and NorthclilTo propagandizes for the President in return. Mr.
Wilson is somewhat diminished as a world figure by thus being appropri
ated, as. he was also by Lloyd George's clever maneuver, putting the Pres
ident in the position of going tc London to meet him.
When Mr. Wilson agreed to go to England it was understood Lloyd
George would come to Paris first, but' the Premier canceled the trip, so
his first meeting with Mr. Wilson occurred in Downing street.
First Definite Steps Taken for Revival of After-War
Commerce American Freight Rate Cut One-fourth
to Meet Decrease Ordered by British Ship Owners
Staff Correspondent of the Kretilng Publle Ledcer,
mm me i-eace
By Special Cable
CopirloM. J. ovl'H&Ho Ledotr Co.
Paris, Dec. 26. Edwin N. Hurley,
chairman of the United States ship,
ping board, has obtained from the
army a million tons of shipping tor
American merchant tiade. Our ship
ping freight rat.es have been cut to
meet a 23 per cent cut in the British
rate. America already has shipped
150,000 tonH of commodities to South
America and has been advised to send
salesmen there. V
These are the first steps In tho re;
vlval of American foreign trade arter
ha war to meet preparations the Brit
ish are mailing to get their ships back
Into foreign trade. A further cut In
rates, la likely and perhaps It will
amount to 25 or BO per cent more as
war-time costs due to the high insur
ance rate are past.
To Meet British Itates
In all cases America plans to meet
itritlsh rates, bbut not to cut under.
mrlcan shipping- representatives
here see nothlns in the mercantile
BhlpplnB filiation to presept an ln.
ternational issue at the Peace Confer
ence. Ne agreement Is sought .with
America U prepared for competition
and desires nothing but a fair field and
to Jet the best man win, Th United
Btatf do?" not expect fp drive any one
Paris, Dec. 2G.
Colonel Roosevelt, Senator Lodge
here. The conservative section of
are beginning to ask whether he has
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.... " euuu . .;M.. ......,.
"negation In nance.
there Is business enough for all, and
that increased facilities will develop
new business, especially after the first
few months, when Kurope recovers
from the war.
During that period a surplus of
shipping Is probable, but after that
there will bo a deficiency, jjr.
Hurley did not seek nn agreement
with England on the wages of seamen.
Tho present rate of British wages is
not far below the American standard,
and, though they will fall, it Is not ex'
pected that they will ever get back to
the wages of before the war.
The Idea of the administration Is
tlfat as America can pay higher wages
In factories on land than Europe and
atlll compete, she can also do ho on
the seas by the use of superior ma.
chlnery, oil burning ships, Iinpioved
port faciltles, crews operating In re
lays, and other ways, saving turn
around and coal handling costs. '
Apply Modem Methods
It Is planned to apply to shipping
the same policy, modern machinery
and modern methods which succeeded
In other American Industries In spite
of high labor cost, and 11 Is believed
they will succeed on the sea and under
private ownership of shipping, T,e
new American ships are 90 per cent
oil burning.
Only three per cent of British shins
are oil burping. The oil burner may
be jas big r step forward i, splpBij
Royal Castle Damaged by
Bombardment 100
Killed in Fighting
Troops of Capital Garrison
Ally Themselves With Re-
voicing Marines
By the Associated Press
London, Dec. 26.
mutinous ftailnr. w)M l.a.i un
holding out In tho Bed Castle, one of
the former royal palaces nt nrlin i,
'lsted the white flag and have been al
eil to leavo under guard, according
to advices from Berlin sent by the Ex
change Telegraph correspondent at
Amsterdam. Government troops, the
"tables, where -the republican guard's
were nt flrFt repulsed In their attacks
on tho marines.
Nearly 100 persons were killed In the
street fighting In Berlin, which began
on Tuesday morning, according to the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent at
openhagen. This oorrMnomi.n. ,..
that the sailors still held out In another
! la
- U"""S afier the
which was
fKUraa canturcd UtA Caa(le
occupied by 800 sailors on Monday. The
marines blocked the main streets,
entered the public buildings and arrested
Herr Wels, the military commander of
Berlin ; Herr Fischer, an adjutant, and
I Doctor Bongard.
Guards Homliard C'antle
The republican guard, with machine
guns and iirttllery, bombarded the cas.
He. Holes were made In tho walls, the
porencs were destroyed and all the win
dows smashed. The balcony from which
fnrmnf. l.mt... ti.ii....
. un.TOur oiuiain once made a
speech In which he declared "I know
no parties" was partly smashed,
square in front of the castle
littered with stones and missiles.
The Alexander and Franzer regiments
hae openly joined the reciting sailors
and It In predicted In advices sent from
Berlin late Christinas nlirht fhf n-i..
the entire Berlin garrison will support
mem, leaving me uovernment without
These advices add that large numbers
of sailors are reported to be coming
2lrU'S!l t0 3olw.fWhlr cnn-adeKln
Many soldiers belonging to the Berlin
Guard and a few of tho Bcpubllcan
Guard have Joined the sailors, Vorwaerts
ririllaim Join Kullor
When these reports were sent a large
number of armed civilians xmn contin
uing to join the sailors, not only near the
lujHiiHuiuies, out in tne Koenlgstrasso
This street, with all Its house-!, was re
ported In the hands of the sailors, who
were supported by the Spartacldes. They
demanded that Premier Kbert and Secre
tary Haose resign and be replaced by
George Lebedour and Dr. Karl Lleb
knecht. Doctor Lleblsnecht. the advices add.
went to the chancellor's palace and had
a long conference with th ministers,
the icsult of which was unknown.
Further fighting was anticipated. It
was added, as the Spartacldes and the
sailors had decided to attempt 10 force
the guards to return to Potsdam, The
guards neie stationed in L'nter den Lin
den and on the WerderschVn platz.
Berlin. Doc. 2G (Delayed) (By A P )
Political leaders In Berlin were dis
posed today to believe that the Kbert
1 Ian jo (ioernment was no longer Intact
Tuesday. The Independent Socialists
were not nwara Premier Kbert had call
ed on tho troops In Potsdam under
Lieutenant General Leonls to oppose the
sailors with nrmed forces.
Other circles opposed t.. the Govern
ment allege that the Cabinet's compro
mise with the sailors amounted to an
abject capitulation, and was a victory
for the radical elements and those op
posing the calling of the National A.
The organization of sailors proposed
to the Government ten days ncn tlm n
be authorized to orgnnlzn a sailors' guard
01 uuuu men, tne l.okal-Anzelger says It
Is Informed. The suggestion was coupled
with a demand for greatly Increased
wages and beck pay to November 9.
The Government, the paper adds, de
clined to entertain the proposition.
Berlin, Dec. 2t. (Delayed) (By A. P.)
Herr Wels, the military commiftVvf
of Berlin, who was arrested Monday by
revolting sailors during the fighting in
which many sailois and newfollcan
guards were killed and woundSl. was
released shortly before noon toda9. IIo
spent the night in the basement 01 the
former royal stables,
Somo of the sailois were In favor of
ms immediate execution, but cooler
neaos opposeu tins plan. Some proposed
that he be locked up In a small ciaBh.
iti; me uuuics vi sailors C.UJHter
victims of Monday's fighting TjjBPlie
cni-upeu violence, vas aue to tlvinter
ceuslon of Socialist leaders. ir
Looting has been In progress li"lhe Bed
palace since yesterday, and by early this
morning many private possessions of the
former Kmperor and former Impress
had been carried away or destroyed.
A marine delegation was sent to'the
Chancellor's palace to discuss the sit
uation with Chancellor Ebeft, Richard
Hnrtli. secretary of the Independent So
tlal Democratic party, and Herr Lands
berg, Socialist member of the Helens
tag. The marines put these men under
arresj, but after a long discussion they
released them. Tho amount of money
uuetteu m i uuo me marines was
Directs Americuu Commanders to
Co-operate With French Officials
l'arli. Dec 26 (Ilavns). General n.r.
ehlng has Issued on order to all Amer.
(can commanders to co-operate fully
with the Frencli Government In meas
ures against oxcesslvn use of sicohollo
Tho Frjnch army rules regarding the
drinking of spirituous liquors and the
opening of liquor "shops to soldiers, he
inta will b fllflriAi! fttrlntltr. I...1 ji.2
Daniels Reviews Great
Fleet Home From War
Navy Secretary and Commanding Admiral
Exchange Greetings by Wireless Tele-
phone 10,000 Sailors Parade Ashore
By the Associated Press
New York, Dec 2G.
Guns that aAattcd In vain the chal-
lence of German sea nnwer thundered
today In salute to tho Secretary ot the I
Navy and to the sovereign citizenship
here present when the flower of tho '
.. . . ... - , . , ,,
American battle fleet, home from the
war, passed the Statue of Liberty ltfa
review Btaged ln a setting of wind-
driven snow and low-lying leaden clouds,
typical of the northern European waters
from which tho great warships were
Ships In Imposing: Array
Ten superdreadnought battleships were
fighting units of tho nation's wartime
armada which passed by the Secretary
on the presldental yacht Mayflower nt
anchor close to the Island upon which
the statue was scarcely discernible In
the sw Irllng snowstorm. A din of whis
tles shrieked a welcome, but on the
shores a ast throng watched In silence.
nn If awed by the spectacle. As tho
ships diopped anchor later ln the lower
expanse of the Hudson Itivcr sunshine
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. Strong factions at Budapest are
urging Hungary to war upon the Poles and Czccho-Sloraks,
according to diplomatic advices received hero today.
BERLIN, Sec. 26. Tho editorial rooms and tlio, publishing
plant of tho Socialist Vorwaerts wore seized and oceupiod At
10 o'clock last night by members of the Bpartacus group
Biggest Rifle Works in
World Will Close
January 11
I'lrtures llluntrntliiK tbl article will
be found on Hie ul puce of llila luiir.
The rlflemakeis at Kddyetone biup
work January 11 but thtlr spirit and
their achievement lll go matching down
through history.
These workers, men and women, own
a full share In the glory of the war with
the boys who gaxe their lives at Chateau
Thierry and Belleuu Wood.
For nddystone made the rules mat
drove the Kaiser out of Fiance.
wf.i,inton has ordered a discontin
uance of the manufacture of am.. ; The
need has passed wr ..-' ":-
million. Eduystono n .
just bo our fighting foices In Krat.ce
have done theirs.
The workers ai i.j' "
their breasts, whether iney ue m :......
or executives, u bioiwo medal ot honor.
gh them by the Uoeri.inent
when they had completed the millionth
riflo for the American army
That meuai tens "" -., -...i,
cieei and Ordnance Company.
The great rifle Plant met the stirring
en7e gency of r ""?: "J? "
victoriously as Ihe army w.,. ...
equipped with weapons.
lllfgt 1" "'1
The MWvale Steel and Ordnance Com
ine .." .. ...Qrk, jr. the
"rfd It inia. Pr cent of all the
Hfles manufactured for the United States
"T'iarm majority of the rifles that
A. i.,.i and t eatl, at tho boche In the
faPst dec lve baTtles of the war were
last nrl"';,... ..,,.. Manv a straleht-
made nt Kdd;stone
I Ifleman cooly
nlinntlllE i..v. ---
. -i......a.l tlirrt.tirli pllstR
Klrapnel and inachlne-gun bullets to
of shrapne tne enemy ()e.
.ied riVl life with an Kddyetone rifle.
1 i? would be almost literally true to
.ViV...Von. nroduct. If we except
V,. imndred thousand SprlngfleHs, the
... .irif.il which got abroad to the boys
fn The flgnt wer made at Eddystone.
' el ? laps H lnt too much to say
., S. ihe IB 000 men and women who
"'S1?. the great Eddyslone factory,
t0 h Its 10 000 machines anrt its thirty.
Uirce ncrei t "" apace, posjeas a
tn i Lnnra In the honors of vlqtory.
PrTfeya. till making rifles at Eddy
.3,. nut within a year there will
I1 nA sign f " "vBel,t "ne plant.
In?., vast building will he there but the
,,! will have be?n gutted out and hugo
fla0IJt irane. will awing their chain
?.hTei from under the roof. The great,
ffiifl works vlll become a great boiler
1n T,r of the Baldwin Plant.
""to '" M'avttl stt'L and OmV
I came through the clouds and touched
the decks and tho snow ceased fatllng.
Continuous Cannonade by Fleet
The war fleet entered the harbor as a
IS"1? "'!J??.?d '"' T.
tho national and admiral's flogs und the
hundred yard long streamers of red.
wnuo and Diue bunting, "Home oouna
., ,,,.,,,,.," ..,.i ...mm.
trailed gracefully from tho main masts,
As the leading essel came abreast the
Mayflower her band struck up the -national
anthem and a five-Inch rifle
barked in salute. Before the nineteen
guns accorded the Secretary of the
Navy had been fired the second dread
nought was opposite the presidential
yacht, Joining In the salute, and until
tho last ship had passed on up the bay
tho cannonudo was continuous.
Sailors and marines, approximately
1000 to a vessel, manned tho rails, plain
ly visible through the snow and mist to
observers on the Mayflower und accom
panying yachts.
Secretary of War Baker and a host
of other officials, nation, State and
municipal, participated in the celebra-
Contlnued on rare Two, Column Two
Supposed Penniless Hospi
tal Patient Names Mr.
Smith Beneficiary
Hoiv Mayor Might Spend
$5000 Willed by "Pauper'
Give the money to the poor I
It. T. to pay for its biblical pub
llclty campaign.
Use It to make up the deficits
caused by the falling off of hi",
bonding- business.
Buy shoes for the several hun
dred aspiring oDlrelioldeis who
have been tramping to his office for
the last three years.
Or new trousers for business
men who wear theirs out waiting
to nee him on matters of Im
portance. Pay counsel fees for defense in
trial growing out of the Fifth Ward
Award the money as a prize for
the best 'song attacking the news
papers generally and editors espe
cially. Advance payment of assessments
to the Republican City Committee.
-Mayor .Smith has bcn leU f 5000 In
what pui parts to be the last will and
teBtatneut of Herman Mennerwlrtsch,
who died, buppotedly a pauper, In the
Philadelphia Hospital, December 16.
The legacy Is hft to tl)e Mayor In a
letter bearing Mennerwlrtsch's signature.
Tiie- letter, was written the day before
he died. .
Mayor Sinlth doesn't know Menner
wlrtsch: never even heard of hlin be
fore, but hla lawyers have gotten busy
and already have asked letters of ad
ministration In behalf pf the Mayor.
Mennerwlrtsch leaves a brother and
sister, the brother, William, spelling his
last name Mennwvlach. He lives at
1S22 South Divinity street. The sister.
Elizabeth Taylor, lives at 6336 Itlne
hart street.
They have filed a caveat against pro
bate of the letter as the will of their
As soon as Heglstcr of Wills Sheehan
sets a date a healing ln the matter will
be held. Mennerwlrtsch, who was about
fifty years old and a clgarmaker by
trade, was known as a peculiar char
acter. He kept away from his relatives and
lived most of the time In louglng houses.
"Lately- ho Iia.cV a win at 5 IB Wood
street- December U the- landlady was
Warships Form Sea(
Aisle of State at
Flock of Planes Follow
Train and Crowds Cheer
" ' All the Way (
Rides With President to Pal
ace Through Densely
Packed Populace
By the Associated Press
London, Dec. 26.
President and Mrs. Wilson were In
Buckingham Palace this afternoon,
after a journey from Calais to London,
during which they received all the
honors ever given to royalty. Never
has a royal procession, gxcept those of
great national ceremonials, excited
such interest here as tho first state)
visit of an American President.
The Interior of the grimy old station
whore King George welcomed Mr. Wll
son was carpeted with red, and the,
walls and roofs were hidden behind
masses of flags. Every street leading
to Charing Cross wag packed with
eager throngs.
Tho King and Queen and Princess
Mary greeted President Wilson with
cordiality, and they evidently were lm--pressed
most favorably with the gen
eral reception to him. President Wil
son, accompanied by King George and
the Duke of Connaught, Inspected th
guard of honor. Premier Lloyd, George
and the members of the reception 'jcom-' .
mlttee were then presented to he PrertjSjui
Khaki Clusrds I.lne Wr
The drive of the short processloil '
rrom tne station to the palace wa?
made through streets lined with the!
guards regiments In khaki. Fresh,,flags
hung overhead and covered the build
ings and windows, balconies, sidewalks
and open spaces were filled with peo
ple, many of whom wore the American
The great profusion of American
flags produced at such short notlco
was a revelatlon.of London's resources,
and none appreciated them more than
the American soldiers and bluejacket
among the spectators.
It was a brief spectacle. First came
tho sovereign's escort of troops from
tiie household cavalry, with helmets
and steel cuirasses. Then came the
I carriages with King George and Presl
I dent Wilson and Queen Mary, Mrs.
Wilson and Princess Mary. These
were followed by three others, which
passed almost unnoticed, as all eyeo
were on Mr. and Jlrs. Wilson and the
royal family.
Most Interesting Part of London
Although the trip was a short one,
its course was through a most inter,
estlng part of London from Charing
Cross along Trafalgnr Sauar'et Pall
Mall, St. James Place, St. James,
street to Plccadlly and the palace.
This route is one of public buildings,
clubs, hotels and palatial residences,
The club windows were monopolized
mostly by men, and the hotels and
stores along the way were, filled with
gay parties only less Interesting than
those on the streets.
American residents of London organ
Iz d a real American welcome for the
1i csldent. American naval and1 mili
tary missions, with leading members pt
the American colony, commandeered si
large hotel In Piccadilly, At every win- "
dow and balcony was a basket of laurel.
I handfuls of which were thrown down
Willi Mowers as w.o carriuKcs containing
the President and Mrs. Wilson paused.
President Wilson and King George sa
luted repeatedly In acknowledgment ot
the tribute.
Probably the most Interesting part
of the spectacle for tho President was
the people who wore crowded every
where to greet him. The day betnt;
a holiday, worklngmen and women
had a chance to turn out with tholr
small children. They mado the most
of their opportunity, and to no Btratum
of Hrltlsii numamty coum tne iToel
dent have made a stronger appeal.
Tarty Welcomed at Dover
At Dover, where tho President
landed, tho weather was bright and
the port lla'd a festal appearance, wth
Its decorations and Its animated
throngs of welcome. The arrival bC
tho President's party wua nlgnaled, .
bv the firing of a royal salute. Lara
crowds lined the Admiralty pier aadL',;
Its approaenca kuis ucivro uio .vr-" .. f
Attnt rnme ashore. k-.
The Dukei of Connaught, with hW '.J 'ft
suite, accompameu y jonii w,xwvb,
the American ambasiador; th EH it
Itcading. British ambassador to Ur
United States: Lord Herschell and tH
Mayor and the Corporation of Dover,
wero on the pier to meet the vhtlttn.
The Mayor presented an addrew ,(
welcome to the President,
In reply to the address of weloom.
President Wilson sadt
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rloue times together and therefor can
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