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J-" Euentncj public zb$t hnal ' THE WEATHER Washinfran, Ptc. 27. Cloudy today and tomorrow! temperature unchanged. TEMrcnATt'RR AT KACH HOUR 8 1 9 I 10 111 I 12 I 1 2 3 TH 10 1 30 I 80 I 31 I 31 I 83 I 83 33 I 31 341 THE EVENING TELEGRAPH am VOL. V. NO. 89 rutllibed Illr Kicrpt Sunday. Subscription Prtre! IS a. Tear by Mall. . Coprritht. IBIS, by PuMlo LtdttiSCompinr PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1918 Enttred fitcond-CUnn Matter at the Pontofnce, at l'MUdtlphU. fa.. Under the Act of March B. 18JO PRICE TWO CENTS FA , IV, PROTEST MOVIES i AT HEARING HELD y IN SKIP-STOP CASE v , k, Meeting Called by P. R. T. H n ... ..m t.t:- Vjummmce lurns niiu na ture Entertainment rn Tirr-TTi-k-M tc tivt vattnj M-'V-"JJJUHU11 .XvJ xis ' Coroner Knight. Called Three Times lo Testify, hut Doesn't - Answer Nnmc Hmpliatlc protest was made tills aft ernoon by P. A Wleko. of the North Philadelphia Realty Board, when the meeting announced to discuss skip-stops was suddenly turned Into a moving-pic- ture show nnd n "safety-first" lecture. The movie show started when Thomas fc. Mitten, president of the Rapid Tran sit Company, and Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury arrived. Mr. Stotesbury Is chairman of tho executive board of the P. B. T. The screen and the picture machine were already In place when tho Stotesbury'6 arrived. The meeting this afternoon was tho second held by the Committee of Thirteen to hear testimony on the skip-stop. The committee, composed of prominent men and women, was selected by (Mr. Mitten. Frotesta Plctnrs Show When It waB announced after three or four witnesses had been heard that the movlo show would start. Mr. Wlcke Jumped to his feet and voiced his disap proval. He called attention to the fact that many business men were there, and did not want their time wasted. "I read an Invitation of the company which stated that the meeting wns te discuss skip-stops," ho said, "and when men are brought here for such a pur pose and the meeting is turned Intoa movie show. It's asking a great deal." W. D. B. Alney, chairman of the com mittee, who presided, said that as all the testimony concerning fatalities had been heard It would be In order to pro ceed with the moIng pictures. City Ilepretentatlve Speaks William B. Hancock, city representa tive on the P. B, T. board, also ob jected to postponing discussion -of the deaths until their causo had been thor oughly threshed out Ho suggested that Coroner Knight be summoned to resume the testimony he started at the last meeting. But Mr. Alney said the Coroner's duties, prevented his presence, and the pictures were Btarted with Miss Ithoad- hefer. the company's etpert on Barety fl.... a..VtArt(a In nn n1 .. m lfWIllrA- , -Ml Dl nuujcij.n, III bill iuu? u. iitw.;.. t Joseph A. Sennenbaum, u United States sailor and a witness before the movies Btarted, testified that he was nearly 'killed by a swlftlr moving trolley car at Fourth and Mooro streets. The car grazed his body, he tursertcd. Ho contradicted a statiiment made by Robert Henderson, of tilt South Phila delphia Business Bte's An icclatlon, who said tho skip-stop -ete perfectly satis factory. Mrs. Mary Tyre, oi t'xti-elghth street nnd Lnnsdowno avpci';. Wild tho present system of runnlnr Mil -Mrs caused old persons to be lat r Irelr work, nnd they were In dancer :' loilng their em ployment on nccourt is the skip-stops. Several other w'.CTmtcs were refused a permission to sp-vJ' because their testi mony was no, 'iiiecuy reiuieu m fatalities. JnniOH 12. I.er.tion nnd Judge Itnymond Mac.Vellle, members of the Committee of 1 Thirteen, acted as counsel for the com pany. Announce! Oldert of Meeting CJVlicn Chalrmau Alney opened the meeting he said the object of this after noon's Fcsslon was to determine whether any of tho street car fatalities were due to skip-stops. He announced that the meeting was open to any who wished to give testlmbny. Those desiring to speak wero requested to sign their names to slips, which wero distributed for that purpose. Among those who signed were the Bcv. Dr. Frank P. PnrhJn, n well-known clergy man 'of the Methodist Episcopal Church; A. II, Isles and Elmer T. Brodt. Coroner Knight was called to resume the testimony lie offered at tho last meot Ing, but he was not present at the open ing of the meeting. His name was called 'Sjj three times, Coroner Kxonerntm Crews v Crews of trolley cars which killed two West.I'hllndolphlans wero exonerated In two Instances today by Coroner Knight at continued Inquests which were held bofore the meeting started, , Tho eiiscs were those of Simon Continued on l'ate Two. Column Fir CHILD SKIP-STOP VICTIM Little Girl Struck nnd Seriously Injured by Trolley A child was added to the list of skip stop victims this afternoon when Fanny Wldler was struck by u south-bound trolley car In front of her homo at Fourth nnd Wqlf streets. She Is In Mt. Slnal Hospltnl, Buffering from n probable fracture of the skull and other Injuries, the extent of which Is not yet known. ' TAX BILL GOES TO CONFEREES House Lenders Agree to Submit Measure on Monday -WKoiifnzton. Dec. 27. (By A. P.W vThe vyar revenue bill, carrying $0,000,- 000 000 In tnxes for 1018," nnd upward of (.41.000.000.000 for 1920, will go to con- ference between the House nnd Senste Monday, under nn agreement reached today In thfllouse. ' When the measure was culled up Rep resentative Madden, of Illinois, Re publican, asked that consideration be delayed, on thejrround that the number of amendments Inserted by the Sennte Is no great that the House should have an opportunity to study them before turning the measure over to conferees. Democratic Leader Kltchtn agreed to the delay and 600 copies of the bill were ordered printed for the use of the members, ' SNQW! Cloiidv toploht and tomorrow, toith HO(CI That are mentioned as local. jear (he wind blow I and It crags as t llow't, for of ttfr 'tis vn)nl ? Permanency of Ship-Stops Not Decided, Says Mitten Thomas U. Mitten, president of tho Rapid Transit Company, mado a brief nddress at the end of tho P. II. T.'s skip stop movie show nt City Hail this afternoon. The permanency of the skip-stop system, ho said, had not been de cided upon, but the company would try the plan of six stops to the mllo nnd speed up the cars. Riders will then be asked whether they prefer this plan or a return to former con ditions. Mr. Mitten expressed be lief that tho company would bo acquitted In the Bklp-stop caso and that the commttco of thirteen would decldo upon the continuance of the system to, keep down fares. Ho said every large city but Phila delphia had Increased fares, nnd asserted, "We want what you want speedy service at lowest rates of fare." . HOOVER SUMMONS HEINZ TO EUROPE State Food Administrator Will Sail Tuesday to Assist; His Clijef WORK HERE WILL GO ON Howard Heinz, Federal food admlnls trator for Pennsylvania, has been sum moned to France to aid. Herbert Hoover, national food administrator, In his dis tribution of European relief. Mr. Heinz will sail Tuesday, on tho Leviathan. Mr. Heinz will be abroad an Indefinite period. During his absence the work here will bcr conducted by the State ad ministration headquarters staff, Finance Building, this-city. Vigorous enforcement of all measures of trade regulation will continue, It Is zald, during Mr. Helm's absence. Prose cution for violations of the- food laws and Investigation of all charges of profiteering will be mado as rigidly as during tho war. Mr. Heinz Is forty years old. He was appointed to his present position by President Wilson In August, 1017. He has been familiar with the growth and preservation of food since youth. .That he might obtain practical Informa tion concerning the buslness,..hls father, H. J. Heinz, placed him In"' tho cellar of the Heinz preserving and pickling establishment at Pittsburgh and told him he would have to w'orlt "from the bottom up." That was In 1900, when Howard Heinz had Just been graduated from Yale.. Sub sequently he made many Innovations which brought about good results in the business. He was sent all over the world to get In touch with the farmera of all nations, who supplied food products In large quantities. Mr. Heinz, when made State admin' lstrator. laid especial stress on the nee esslty for economy, and pointed out that there was 700,000,000 worth of food wasted every year. Ho visited all sec tions of Pennsylvania, and mado many practical suggestions, which resulted In a tremendous saving of food. Prior to his appointment as food ad mlnlstrator. Mr. Heinz was appointed director of tho department of food supply of tho committee or puDiio surety by Governor Brumbaugh. Mr. Heinz maintains tne saran iieinz oitinment house In Pittsburgh, and. while attending Yale he Btarted a move ment for the betterment or tne newsboys Ho Is a trustee oi xne uarnegie in stitute and University of Pittsburgh. He also holds membership In many clubs. In cluding those of the University of Pitts burg nnd New York, Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh and the Union League and the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. HIGH EXPLOSIVE, VALUELESS NOW, GOES INTO SEA 228 Carloads of Picric Acid and TNT to Dc Destroyed, Lift ing Wilmington's Terror Washington, Dec. 27. (By A. P ) By order of tho railroad administration some hundreds of thousands of pounds of high explosive material, Including TNT and plcrlo ncld, the property of the French and Italian Governments, Is bo Ing towed out to sea frdln South Am boy, N. J and dumped overboard, thirty five miles from the Scotland lightship. This plan has been adopted as the only practical nnd Immediate method of get ting rid of 228 carloads of the material, which has been parked outside of Wil mington, Del., for some time: awaiting transportation, There are now only a few cars left, but the owning Govern ments hnve suved some of the material In the last few days by having It loaded aboard ships. 68,000 U.S. SOLDIERS HOME 500,000 Others Mustered Out in ' This Country Washington, Deo. 27. (By A, P.) Sixty-eight thousand American soldiers had been returned from overseas De cember 21. and slightly more than B00, 000 In tbts country had been mustered out of service, members of the House military committee were told today, at their weekly conference at the War De partment. Officers are being discharged at a rapid rate. Chairman Dent said, explain ing that 32,000 had been released since the armistice was signed. Troop movements from abroad on ships now controlled by the United States are limited to 160,000 men a month, but the department hopes to Increase this to 200,000 or 100,000. GERMANY PLANS BIG TAXATION Proposes to Raise 80,000,000,000 Marks From War Profits Washington, Dec. 27. (By A. P.) Taxes designed to raise about nighty bil lion marks are plannedby the council of the people's delegates, said nn official report received today from Berne, quot ing a Berlin dispatch to the Suit Deutsche Zeltung. . Tho dispatch said that the now taxes womM be UMed on war profits una that v m Htm wittf a ACCLAIM OF PEOPLE FOR WILSON ENHANCES HIS POWER Enthusiasm of Masses, Stamping Unmistak able Approval of His Peace Aims, Certain to Influence Treaty Conferences OVATION GIVES VANTAGE NOW WITH KING AND LLOYD GEORGE Although Visit Avowedly Is Strictly Social, President's Talks With Premier Will Have Inevitable Bearing on Agreement Later By CLINTON W. GILBERT Staff Correspondent of the Krenlnt; Public Ledger v With the Penre Delegation In Kuropo By Special Cable Cowrloht. 1I1S. tu Public Lcdocr Company London, Dec. 27. London's brilliant reception to President Wilson is certain to exercise a large influence upon the prospects of his proposal for the League of Na tions. No other man in the world commands such popular enthusiasm ns shown here, not merely by tho peopleof London, but by nil England. "All the way to London crowds awaited at every village and crossing to cheer his train as it sped by. The British Government oiganized the demonstration in his honor with its usual skill and the program was carried out without a hitch. A "notable spectacle on the way across the channel was the submarine chasers, which led the way, scattering the waters wildly as they rushed ahead with French nnd British destroyers following, while the airplanes, circling about the vessef carrying President Wilson gave an unusual touch. Many more airplanes attended the train on its way to London, often skimming like swallows alongside within twenty feet of the ground. ICcception Really Royal The reception of Mr. Wilson was literally royal. King Geoige and Queen Mary met the party at Charing Cross. The institution of royalty enables England to give a touch of color and distinction to ceremonials which is rapidly disappearing elsewhere in the modern world. Tho senr let of equerries in uniform nnd royal equipages, with outriders, made tho spectacle one to be seen only in England among all tho modern democracies. It is perhaps for its capacity on occasions like this to satisfy tho eye and stir emotions that the British monarchy survives. To tho Wash- ingtoninn, President Wilson's swift trip down the Champs Elysces is reminiscent of his rush through streets of Washington to the golf links. But yesterday's spcctaclo was the acme of pageantry. Crowds, swollen by the bank holiday, made the streets impassable long after Mr. Wilson was in Buckingham Palace and long after he and the roynl party had appeared on the balcony of the palace to respond to the cheers of tho vast multi tude, while Mrs. Wilson waved the Union Jack. British Know How to Cheer The British crowd, like the American, knows how to cheer. Its wel come was noisier and more demonstrative than tho French, whose vive is unequal to tho hurrah and who understand nothing of organized cheer ing. It is impossible to estimate Wilson's relative hold on the affections of the two peoples. The French view tho President passionately as tho savior of their nation and the English hold him proudly as the leading member of the Anglo-Saxon race. Both peoples recognizo him as a statesman who sees things from the viewpoint of the common man, who has to fight the wars of tho world and whom he wishes to save fiom the necessity of fighting future wars. The receptions here and thet nt Paris will influence European states men who control votes in the Peace Conference and who will remember that they must not disappoint the aspirations of the masses. Although the President's visit is declared to be purely social, it is impossible to doubt that his conferences with Lloyd George will have an important effect on formal discussions later. President Anxious to Get Busy President Wilson is anxious to get tho conference started and is dis appointed nt the delay, but is evidently anxious to avoid tho appearance of leaving Paris to go to consult tho leaders of n single nation. It is im probable that ho would seek to reach a privnte understanding with any single power, even if in combination with that power he might control the Peace Conference. Franco nnd Italy must share on if the President's talk with Lloyd George reveals England and Ameiica close together, obstacles to an understanding with other countries are likely to bo lessened. England's position will have an important effect on the views of the other Allies. Therefore, Mr. Wilson's meetings with Lloyd George in tho next few days will be the most important thing he has done since his arrival in Europe. The natural line of approach to a settlement in the Peace Confer ence lies through England, which is t(ho great leader of European poll tics nnd diplomacy. It is a good thing for Lloyd George to have seen tho President in England nnd to before talking to him officially. FUEL CONSERVED IN STATE VALUED AT j n .. t A 1 T iiatmmstrator rotters innuai ncpon snows aavtng oi tui,6zu ions of Coal and 10,000,000 Present I-'uel alucd at more than $4,000,000 was consprved by the Pennsylvania fuel administration In the last year. The annual report of William Totter, v.j.r.i fn0 nrtmtnlitratar of the mate, mado public today.'shows tho saving tol Hae ueen exutwy tv '"' Conservation of coal amounted to 781,320 tonB, valued at J.125,2J0. and tho avlng affected by the oil section of 'the administration reached 10,43,10 gallons, worm jj.utw.inu.ou. In connection with Mr. rotter'a report, the conservation division of the admin istration announced that sklp-Btops, In troduced as a war measure, were respon sible for ai saving of 160,000 tons of CO A li Of all the gasoline conserved, "gas less Bundays" .were responsible for ,1,320,000 In Pennsylvania, according to Mr. Potter's figures. The work tit the administration costs taxpayers of the Bute not one cent, the report points out. as the fines and other penalties Imposed upon coal dealers ex ceeded the expenses of the oWco by 112 0TS.09. The' total of refunds, con trlbutlons to the Bed Cross and fines was il8.I27.lt and the expenses of the office 871.054.17. Mr. Potter's report, wnicn is ouuressea i nr. Harry A. Oarnold. covers Dr- Harry a. uarnoia, covers tne period from his appointment qn October 'wk It tfc. wMmm ut4 by.tJw ilUlsjNiitlun in .trfjttatf ta'. - .M BRITISH an even basis in any agreement. But have seen England's reception of him FOUR MILLIONS . r? r . ! , Gallons of Oil During Year port nnd Mr Potter praises highly the men wr.o assisteu mm m the work, "Since the first of April, which Is the beginning of the fuel year," the report reads, "the anthraclto committee of this administration has distributed 4,604,052 tons of domestic nnthinclte Into 1300 cities, towns and communities In the State." Among the men nralbed by Mr. I Potter for their work in ine admin istration were John D. Kdmnruls, O, I', Waldron and Herbert Plimpton mem bers of a committee appointed to solve tnnny problems In the retribution of coal; J'- 1'. Cole, director, and Gcqrgi K Hendeison. Chniles I), Mlruman nn.l Louis N, Itancks, heads of tho miner vatlon division, and Dr II. t. Prlnifer, president of Lehigh UrlverMty, who organized the State conservation; his as sociates, It. II. Fornald, of University of Pennsylvania; J, C. Spioull, of the Carnegie Institute of Technology; It, T. Stewart, of the University of Pittsburgh j P. I), DeHchwclnltx, Lehigh University; Walton ClarK, vice president United flas Improvement Company; II. 1J, Walthall, president Krglneerlne Society of North Eaeton; J. 8, Stevens, former president Rnglneers Club of Pennsylvania; A. C, Wood, consultlnir engineer, Phlladel phla; M. M. Warren, chief engineer Delaware, Lackawanna and Western nllrod Company; O. n. Buerger, chief engineer. Atlantic Helloing Comnanv. and grinds R, WdUlgh, eoMutytor - Uwr e( WU4iihu: FALLOFEBERT'S REGIME IN BERLIN APPEARS AT HAND New Ministry May Be Organized by Independ ents Under Haase WOMEN BATTLE GUARDS British May Sink Ships Carry ing Red Flag Sailors Want Allied Troops Spartacan Sentry on Guard With Rifle nnd Umbrella Ilcrlln, Dec. 2fi (Delayed). (By A. P.) The Red Ouards, after selling the plant of the Socialist newspaper Vorwacrts, posted sentries at the doors nnd wlndowo to repel In vaders. Ono of theie sontrleB was nn un kempt Spartacan carrying a rifle In one hard and an umbrella In tho other. By the Aisociated Press "Merlin,' Dec. 27. As a result of yesterday's delibera tions It Is believed In some quarters the majority Socialists will retire from the cabinet and leave the Independents In full control of the Government. (Premier Ubert Is a majority Socialist). The cabinet was In secret session tne greater part of yesterday. The leading Independents In the Government also wero In conference and this gave rise to a rumor that Hugo Haase, the leader of the Independent Socialist;, would be called on to organize a new govern ment. The crisis Is likely to continue for a day of two and may meet with an un foreseen solution. Yesterday passed nuletly In Berlin London. Dec 27 (By A. P.) The British Admiralty Is reported to be pre pared to take drastic measures against the propagation of Bolshevism In that part of the German fleet remaining In German hnnils. Tho sinking of vessels displaying the red flag and the txecutlon of crews Infected with Bolshevism are threatened, It Is declnrcd. The text of the order attributed to the British admiralty reads) "Vessels under the red flag will be sunk without warning. Vessels without officers will be dealt with In cccordance with the laws of war If a single man Is caught propngntlng Bolshevik Ideas the entire crew of the vessels In (Jliti tlon will be shot." "We shan't have peace here until Eng lish nnd American troops come to keep order," la a statement attributed to one of the riotous German sailors In Berlin by the correspondent of the Dally Ex press nt the German capital. The cor respondent says he talked with n doren other of the men, who expressed them selves similarly to the first speaker. Borne of them adding. "Don't let them send the French, or there will be more lighting " The correpondent adds that all (he lower clauses of Berlin are willing to see foreign troops fn the capital, feeling' that the have nothing to lose and per haps something to gain by the presence of outsiders Itichard Barth Is quoted by the corre spondent as saving that he and his fellow cabinet members, Hugo Utilise and Wllhelm Dlttmnnn, would not uc cept the responsibility of ordering nn attack on the sailors. The Instructions for the attack, ho added, were given by Premier Kbert, Phlllpp Scheldemann and Herr Landsberg. Barth said he Intended to consult his colleagues and might leave tho Government Immedi ately. The correspondent considers one of the most disquieting factors of the situation the part played by tho sailors' wives and sweethonrts, somo of whom participated In tho lighting. Berlin, Dec 2S, Delayed (By A, p.), An eleventh hour compromise with Scheldemnnn section of the Government apparently saveu ueriin irum uu r.x tremlst Christmas. The snllors gained moro than they sought nnd will remain In Berlin ns part of the Republican soldier guard. The compromise provides that a divi sion of troops from tho western front under Lieutenant General Lequls, which wns sent to Berlin by Field Marshal von Hlndenburg In response to nn appeal by tho Government, shall retire and leave the capital under the piuiectlon of two volunteer policing organisations which aro dominated by tho Extremists. The sailors, against whom the soldiers have been antagonistic, are known to be under tho special leadership of Georg Ledebour, who was one of the repre sentatives of the sailors In the negotia tions with the Ebert-Haaso Government. The sailors agree not to participate In any future revolt against the Govern- The Spartacua faction was still In con trol lata this afternoon of the offices Continued on I'nte KlthOen, Column Tiro AUSTRIAN ROYALTY TERRIFIED Archdukes nnd Archduchesses Seek Safety in Neutral Legations Heme, Dec :7.--ny A. P,) Most of tho members of the former Austrian royal house who have remained In Aus tria ore reported to have nought safety in nontrni leoatlona In Vienna, because or fear o( rough treatment at the hands of tho populace. The Argentinian and Chilean legations have offered hospitality tq a doien for mer archdukes and nrchruchesses. COLD ROUTING INFLUENZA Improvement in West and, North, linst suiters ocvereiy .. . . , Ttai. 17 T-I,.t .nlil ...... sweeping tho western and northern ec- ilium ui io ."'?;', --. fti-b Improvement In the Influensa, situation,. punlio neaun w'"1w"'",HtB "iiuounceu today, severe com k'"s Innuenia Brms, otllclals explained. Latest reports show fewer cases In the districts visited by .cold weathen thnn for several weeks. Indication that the Influenn epidemic. IS coiniiiis vft "-,' H,""'"i wu seen today la HSflrf record of six teen deaths and J eV cases. This la ytwTshict, in kfek8ttiityirMerif PRESIDENT AND PREMIER CONFER ON PEACE BASIS, AGREEING ON PRINCIPLES BRITAIN INSISTS PEACE CONGRESS SHALL FORM LEAGUE OF NATIONS London, Dec. 27. Oreat Britain not only Is willing but Is determined that the Pcaco Conference shall organize a perma nent league of nations before Its ad journment. Lord Robert Cecil, foremost British authority on this subject, mado this clear In an Interview today. Cecil said lie had never entertained any notion of the peace delegates simply giving the league of nations Idea their blessing and leaving tho details to be worked out In tho fu ture. On the contrary, lie wants no opening left for possible failure of the league to materialize. Investigation In Government cir cles reveals that Cecil Is speaking the British Government's mind as well as his own. "Now vv'e know the horror of war," he said. "A year from now the old glamour may return. We must guard against this possibility." 15,000 U- S- SAILORS START FOR HOMES NEW YORK, Dec. 27. Fifteen thousand snilois and marines from the Amciican fleets nuchoied in the Hudson vveic given furloughs today and staitcd for their homes. Crowds wete at tho landing stages to cheer the boys as they came ashore with their dunnago bags. EGYPT TO AID ABYSSINIAN CHRISTIANS WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 Egypt is sending troops to aid the Christians in Abyssinia who are fearful of. Moslem attacks. GERMANY TO REDUCE MUNITION MAKING WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Matcilal tcductiou of munition mauufactuie in Qeimnuy will be mado December 3t, according to State Department iufoimaliou this afternoon. BRITISH SHIP CAPTURES 2 BOLSHEVIK DESTROYERS LONDON, Dec. 27. The British warship Calypso has cap tured two Bolshevik destroyers in tho eastern Baltic, according to an official leport'from the Admiralty today. One of the destroyers was engaged in bombarding lighthouses in ' the vicinity of Iteval. JAPANESE PEACE DELEGATES ENROUTE FOR NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27. Tho Japanese pea'ce delegation under Baron Nobuaki Mnkino, which aii'lved lieie yesterday from tho Orient, departed today for New Yoik. The party is being taken across tho continent by tho Statu Department in a special traiu and will leuvu New Yoik for l'raucc January -1. PATTON QUITS PENNSY N. Y. P. & N. Preaitlcnt Resigns as P. R. R. Assistant Tho retlrcmtnt of William A I'ntton, for riany jvars nv4l. Unit I) tho piesl. dint of -ii l'pnm.)lvmn. Hilh.i.vd, nml himself president of iV Now York. ( I'hllndrlpr'a and Norfolk Uillni.ul, was announced today aftir .1 itn-eilnn of tho i n chambers, attending; to routine judl I'enniylvanla Itnllnpnd bonrd of dlrec-1 cnl ilutles It was the Judge's forty- iur, who uuuiicu rrnuiuiimin i-aiiressinK their deep appreciation of Mr. l'ntton's work. Ho Is n director In forty-five corpora- lions of the I'cnnsvivanla. system In- clurilne nmong others the Cumberland Valley Itallrond, the Delawaro Iltver Itnllroad and Ilrldge Company, the PCnw Ynrlc. Phllnflelnhla unrl Vnrfnllf I Itnllroad, tho Phlladiliihln nnd Camden jrerrv uompnny, tne r. u fi w it. u.. the W N. V. & Pn. It, II, nnd the West Jersey Itallrond, Mr. ration's retirement will ofllclnlly date from December 31. upon vihlch date ho will have completed fifty-three J ears and eleven months of continuous service $50,000 BLAZE IN CHESTER, PA. Low Water Pressure Handicaps Firemen at Old Hotel Property Fire today seriously damaged the stores of tho Chester Dry (loods Corn- pony and the Quaker City Supply Com - pany. In Chester. jie Dunoing was ronneny me L.ar- ayette Hotel property and the upper ffssssir occupl,d hy MBtr"-Th""""1 IS 01.!I0U. water nressure was so low nlus-s could not he used and the firemen were nhllireft tn lift Sitir from Phpfit,. rrtMl. to prevent (no destruction of a valuable Dusinens nioeir A petition In bankruptcy was filed by creditors today, for the Chester Dry Goods Company In the United States Dis trict Court here. Msn Hit snd Injured by Train Michael Rulllvan, believed to be a truck workmen on the Heading Hallway, was struck by a freight train this after, noon at Arniat street and the railway tracks, near, the couth, end of the fler mantown station. He was taken to the (lormantpwn Hospital, where his condl- Cecil gave the following provisions ns the necessary foundations of the league: First. A permanent secretariat. Second. A fixed plare of meeting. Third. Periodical meetings. These meetings must Include as working members men really entitled to speak for the peoples of llielr countries, such as Premiers anil Foreign 'Min isters, or their equivalent. Meetings must be held at least once a year. Fourth. It Is essential fiat no war .shall be possible until It Is discussed either at tho periodical meetings or at a Hireling espcclaly called for the purpose. "Those are the vital things," Cecil said. "Of course, as I recently out lined, the league must liavo noncon tcntlous as well ns contentious fea tures. It must have broader pur poses than merely prevention of wars. It must hnve administrative powers as well as the authority to settle disputes.'' ! JUDGE MONAGHAN 48 TODAY Jurist Felicitated by Members of Bench anil Bar l'Vllcltatlons from members of the bench and liar and flowirs from the court attnehes marked the hlrthdnv of .ludirn John MomiRhnn. Common J'lens rvmrt Vn R. uhn nll!Mv nnRtil thj. flnv clKwh. birtiiuay nnmv'Mssry. ' Jugi, Monujchnn. who wns formerly nn Aunlatnnt District Attornev ami , public Service Commissioner, was np. pointed to tho vacrncy In Court No Sin the spring of 1!)1, At the following fnll election lie was elected to a full term of ten years, beginning Jnnuary 1, 118. R. R. WATCHMAN NEAR DjiATH Couch of Train Leaves Track and Demolishes Crossing Cabin N'athan nradsky a watchman, had a rnrrnw escape from death about noon today, when the fourth car on an In coming Philadelphia nnd Heading train on the Norrlstown division Jumped t Ii tracks Just nbove the (Jreen lane and Cresron Btreet crossing and smashed the little cabin In vvhloh the wntchman was warming himself, nk.. ...nvA mi niH.nff.rii In rli Mr ' .i,.A n iei ti. truelm llrodskv uas Ihndlv bruised when the shanty was mniihii and hIIkMIv burned nbout the "m,;h'nd .houwfrs TrYom scattered coas from thS ;lx ii, w.i fuss r to s" n-lmnihv'i llnnnltnl Timothy's Hospital. NAVAL VISIT OF COURTESY Warshins nt Copenhagen Will Have No Political Significance Wathtniton. Bee 7 (By A. P.) In connection with reports from Copon hagen that an American fleet wouni shortly arrive here, Secretnry Daniels said today the scout cruiser Chester ai.cl a tew submarine chasers had been ordered to Copenhagen merely ta a. visit of courtesy. He fld the- visit had no significance selth respect lo conditions In BUwIa, "Highly Satisfactory" Is Description of Meeting 3 30URSSPENT IN FIRST TALK- Discussion in Palace Rr sumed After Wilson Sees Party Leaders ENGLAND'S STATESMEN MEET HIM AT LUNCHEON Mrs. "Wilson, Also, Is Center of Formal Social Activity i Among Women By the Associated Press ' London, Dec. 27. President Wilson today conferred with Premier Lloyd George In Buck ingham Palace and with other British statesmen at luncheon. Tho confer ences are described In American quar ters as eminently satisfactory, with no development to indicate any sub stantial differences In principles. In the more than three hours of th palace conference, which was attended also by Arthur J. Balfour, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, President "Wilson did a (treat deal of the talking. He dwelt particularly on such phases of his peace principles as are uppermost now In the minds of the British, espe cially concerning Britain's naval su premacy. At the luncheon In the residence of the Premler.Mt was learned, there was a general discussion of the fourteen points of the Presidenta peace' pro gram. Later the President and Tr mler" resumed their intimate confer ence In' Buckingham Palace. No ofTlcuU. announcements were made of the re-r.i suits of the conferences, but It was'"'lia1,J irnrnea mat a great aeni oi progress was made In making clear some" phasef of the proposed peace charter. ' I'alnr'e Conference Quite Informal ' In Buckingham Palace, before the luncheon. President Wilson, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary met In one of the rooms of the Presi dent's suite before a cheerful, open Are, with no secretaries or documents to lend any air of formality to the discussion. It was an entirely Infor mal conference. Intended to devlop the most Intimate aspects of the situa tion. Tho discussion ranged about the freedom of the seas, the League of Natlbns and the attendant proposal for the reduction of armamento. None of these three subjects was discussed specifically with special emphasis, as they are considered Inseparable in the nnal analysis, and the nrst purpose of the conference was to develop what might be differences of opinion to th,e point where they might be composed. Premier Lloyd George, accompanied by Sir Maurice Hankey, secretary to the committee on Imperial defense, ar rived at Buckingham Palace at lUij'o o'clock tills, morning. The day was dark and rainy, but n dIe crowd gatri ered before the palace oefore tne Premier mnde his appearance. ' Conference Lasts Three Hours The President's conferenco with Pre mier Lloyd Oeorge and Foreign Secre tary Balfour lasted until almost 1:30 o'clock, when the conforeea left in separate motorcars for the Premier'! Residence In Downlntr street. The Pre- mler passed out the palaco gates first, and the crowd of about 3000 persons. I which, desplto the rain that was fall ing, had waited to see the President, gav e Mr. Lloyd George a passing cheer. President Wilson, who was accompa nied by Sir Charles Cust, the King's j equerry, followed almost immediately. Ills car proceeded at a slow pace, ana the assembled persons gave him hearty cheer, which- was repeated again and again as the car passed down the Mall toward the Premier's residence, The President acknowledged tho cheers by smiling ami bowing aid lifting his hat. It was 1:40 o clock when tho Presi dent diove up to No, 10, Downln street. He wns the tenth of the guesta fcr1 the Prime Mlnlster'B luncheon to arrive. He received an enthusiastic greeting from the crowd. Downing street vva thronged with as many persons ith could find standing room Continued on I'as Elu-hteon, Column 't Ex-Kaiser Assassinated, Unconfirmed Paris Rumor By the Associated Press 'Paris, Dec. !I7i Humors that the fqrnrier Oerman, Kmperor lias been assassinated became, current In Parla. notably In; the Chamber of Deputfes, last eve- nnp. l .There is not the .slightest cenflr-' matlon of the report up to lw t nfaMtnL 7 oV'flfr 'L,".'''""'i,p'M ,! I i n S 1 ? . . Jr-M r-W v j.: i r a ' 't! is ' . . i ' , , u:,r, " a.