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Washinfran, Ptc. 27. Cloudy today
and tomorrow! temperature unchanged.
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VOL. V. NO. 89
rutllibed Illr Kicrpt Sunday. Subscription Prtre! IS a. Tear by Mall.
. Coprritht. IBIS, by PuMlo LtdttiSCompinr
Enttred fitcond-CUnn Matter at the Pontofnce, at l'MUdtlphU. fa..
Under the Act of March B. 18JO
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
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
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
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
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.
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
(. 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, '
Cloiidv toploht and tomorrow, toith
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." .
State Food Administrator
Will Sail Tuesday to
Assist; His Clijef
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.
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.
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.
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
Enthusiasm of Masses, Stamping Unmistak
able Approval of His Peace Aims, Certain
to Influence Treaty Conferences
Although Visit Avowedly Is Strictly Social, President's
Talks With Premier Will Have Inevitable
Bearing on Agreement Later
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.
j n .. t A 1 T
iiatmmstrator rotters innuai ncpon snows aavtng oi tui,6zu ions
of Coal and 10,000,000
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
an even basis in any agreement. But
have seen England's reception of him
. r? r . ! ,
Gallons of Oil During
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
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:
New Ministry May Be
Organized by Independ
ents Under Haase
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
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
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.
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
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."
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.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 Egypt is sending troops to aid
the Christians in Abyssinia who are fearful of. Moslem attacks.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Matcilal tcductiou of munition
mauufactuie in Qeimnuy will be mado December 3t, according
to State Department iufoimaliou this afternoon.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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.''
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,
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.
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
Discussion in Palace Rr
sumed After Wilson Sees
Party Leaders
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
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