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EVENING LEDGERS-PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1016.
WORKERS IN WAR
ON BABY SCOURGE
Their Contributions Aggre
" gate $182;.09; to Be Used
in Emergency) Aid
PR. KRUSEN GRATIFIED
Record of Baby Plague
From Midnight to 3 P. M.
Dentlis In Philadelphia. 5
New cases in Philadelphia..... 0
New cases in New York .131
Deaths in New York 42
Representatives of 27 tending women's
erganteatlons of this city met In the rooms
of the nmerBendy Aid Society, 1428 Wal
nut street, at 11 o'clock this morning to
ork out co-oporntlvo plnns to flRht Infan
tile paralysis. Contributions totaling $35G
were mnde nt the meeting, thus bringing
the total fund to be used by the women
This money will be used for hospital
equipment, clothes for the afflicted children,
iheets, pillow cases, soap, laundry articles
and for general field work and perhaps
for the services of trained nurses, a number
of whom aro needed, nccordlrw to Dr. Wll
jner Krusen, of tho Department of Public
Health nnd Charities, who addressed tho
meeting. All of tho $3GG collected today
was designated to bo used for laundry
expenses at tho Children's Hospital, Wynne
Doctor Krusen compared tho co-operation
lcn by tho publlc-splrltcd women of this
cits' to that In New York and thanked tho
women for tho excellent work they are
"We will need from $16,000 to J20.000,"
he Bald, " to caro for tho Buffering children
when they como out of tho Philadelphia
Hospital for Contagious Diseases. I appeal
to you on behalf of these children. A smalt
proportion of tho children como from homos
of educated persons who realize the need
for Immcdlato treatment.
"But a larger proportion como from
homes of uneducated persons nnd from tho
homes of tho poor. Wo must havo a ccntrnl
place to care for tho children of theso.
There Is nlso an Imperative need for more
trained nurses to do our Held work."
The meeting today was called by Director
Krusen, tho Emergoncy Aid Society, tho
Children's Hospital and tho Pennsylvania
Women's Division for National Prepared
ness. Tho organizations which sent repre
gentatlvcs to tho meeting follow:
Philadelphia Homo for Incurables, Social
Bervlco Hospital of tho University of Penn
Dlvanla, Now Century Club, Woman's
Democratic Club, Social Settlement and Day
Nursery of South Philadelphia, Orthopedic
Hospital, Pennsylvania Press Association,
1". W. C. A., Quaker City Motor Club,
Collego Settlement, an organization of all
churches of tho Fortieth Ward.
Houso of St. Michael and All Angels
,for Crippled Children, Lovers of Children,
Emergency Aid of Oermantown, Organized
Charities, Child Federation, Visiting Nurses'
Society, University Social Service Club,
Civic Club, Anti-Suffrage Socloty, Phlladel
, phla County Suffrage Association, Children's
Aid Society, Children's Bureau nnd Presby
Philadelphia section, Council of Jewish
Women ; Catholic Day Nursery, and Society
to Protect Children from Cruelty.
The contributions today were: Philadel
phia Coneral Chapter, Pennsylvania
Women's Division for National Prepared
ness, $100; lsltlng committco of the
County Branch of the Children's Hospital,
J 100; tho Anti-Suffrage Society, 1100; Mrs.
James Large, ?50,ancl Mrs. Evan Randolph-,
IB. Mrs. Large specified that her contribu
tion should bo credited to tho Women's Na
tional Preparedness Division.
Mrs. J. Willis Martin, wife of Judge
MarUn, presided at tho meeting. Among the
others who spoke were Dr. John K. Mitchell,
Mrs. J. Gardner Cassatt nnd Edward S.
Sayers. At tho close of tho meeting many
women volunteered their services to assist
os clerks, In distributing literaturo or In
Dery one of the 6000 milk men and
farmers who ship milk Into Philadelphia
must furnish Chief Milk Inspector D. C.
Clegg, with a clean bill of health, showing
that his farm Is free from Infantile paraly
sis and every, other disease which may be
carried by milk.
This announcement was made this morn
ing at the milk Inspection department,
Room 613 City Hall. It is tho newest
movement on tho part of the Department
of Health and its allied departments made
In an effort to save the babies and prevent
spread of Infantile paralysis, which caused
five additional deaths today. No new coses
were reported this morning.
Five hundred letters have been sent to
the 600 wholesale milkmen In Philadel
phia, who have creameries and milk sta
tions throughout the Stats, asking them
to co-operate in this step to prevent the
bringing of Infantile paralysis into Phila
delphia. These letters have been sent out
within the laat 10 days.
They read as follows:
Sir Owing to the spread of Infantile
paralysis In Philadelphia, it Is neces
sary that you secure from each of
your farmers a clean bill of health
Immediately, which certificate Is to be
sent to this office promptly on receipt
of same. Yours truly, ,
(Signed) D. C, CLEGG,
Chief Milk Inspector,
READY RESPONSE TO LETTER.
"The response we are getting Is really
wonderful." said Inspector Clegg In speaking
of the hundreds of answers he has already
received. "Daily I receive scores and hun
dreds of answers. The way the milk dealers
of the city and the farmers throughout the
State are co-operating Is Inspiring. People
little realize how splendidly they help In such
"Some dealers have written me saying
that In case there Is any infantile paralysis
on any of the farms from which they are
setting milk they will pay the farmers for
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D. C. CLEGG
Health Department milk inspector,
who has notified dairymen and
farmers that their milk products
hereafter must be accompanied by
the milk Just nn though they were really
getting It," said Mr. Clegg. "Imagine that.
Buying tho milk so the farmers will not
havo to suffer, nnd not getting tho product
Inspector Clegg says tho product of tho
Philadelphia certified nnd pasteurized milk
concerns Is way aboVe that required by
MILK IN ADMIRABLE CONDITION.
"Bacteriologists who como to Philadel
phia from nil over tho country aro abso
lutely astonished when they see our rec
ords," said Mr. Clegg. "They uro sworn
to by the Milk Commission of tho Pcdlatrlo
Society of Philadelphia, through the secre
tary, Dr. Maurlco Osthclmer, 2202 Do
Lnncey street. Sinco January 1 wo havo
taken 17C samples of certified milk from
six of the dairies which furnish milk to
Philadelphia. These Bhowed a record of but
2216 bacteria to tho cubic centimeter, al
though tho nllowcd number Is 10,000. Tho
same remarkable record H shown In 7
samples of cream, which mado tho test of
but 4494 bacteria to ono cubic centimeter.
Tho standard number permitted for pas
tourlzcd milk Is 60,000 bacteria per cubic
centimeter. So you see Philadelphia Is well
taken care of on the milk proposition, and
tho babies aro being protected In every pos
DAY'S DEATH HOLL.
Tha denthi today!
ANNIE O'BIUEN. 3 years old, 4020 Hldse ave
nue. QUOUan MORRIS. 4 years old, EI4 Wakefield
CATHERINE MASTAESKA. 3 years old. 2228
CA11MNDA FnATTI. 2 years old, 1120 MIRlIn
DANICI, MAN3KI. 2 years old. 112 nilaworth
This brings tho total deaths to 97 and
tho cases to 347.
Dr. A. A. Calms, chief medical Inspector,
today criticized the practice of physicians
falling to report cases promptly. This was
In connection with the case of John Keyset-,
19 years old, who makes his homo In tho
Luther Hospice, 167 North Twentieth street,
where 20 young men nnd bojs nro quaran
tined because of his contraction of the dis
ease. His caBO was Inaccurately reported
yesterday as that of nn 18-month-old boy.
He becamo 111 August 8, but tho cause of his
nlckncss was not determined until a few
Tho distribution of 16,000 circulars, Is
sued by tho health authorities to educate
tho peoplo In prevention of Infantile pnraly
sls, will begin tomorrow through the South
Philadelphia office of the John Hancock
Mutual Life Insurance Company In the
Bourse. Fifty agents of tho company,
whose services wero offered by their super
intendent. William Shaw, will take the
health bulletins to homes in South Phila
delphia. HOUSE FLY AS GERM CARRIER.
Health Commissioner Dixon has almost
satisfied himself that the common housefly
Is tho most dilllcult problem to cope with
In fighting infantile paralysis. He has Just
announced that a monkey inpculated with
germs carried by flics taken from a home
In Bristol, Pa., developed the disease. The
plaguo had killed a boy In the room from
which tho flies were taken.
Doctor Dixon must take one more step
before he can confidently publish his belief
that flies are responsible for the great
spread of infantile paralysis. ,
That Is, to kill the sick monkey today or
tomorrow and Inoculate a second monkey
with Its spinal fluid. If this Becond monkey
succumbs to Infantile paralysis, tho Health
Commissioner will have satisfied himself
that flies aro chiefly responsible for spread
of the disease.
Sixty-eight More Cases in New Jersey
TRENTON, Aug. ,23. Sixty-eight new
cases of Infantile paralysis were re
ported to the State Department of Health
this morning. This brings the total of the
State to 2233. The number of municipali
ties affected haB reached 210, the new places
being Hammonton, Florence, Madison, Mid
dlesex County, Matawan and Monmouth
25 PER CENT. GAIN
IN PRICES OF FOOD
DURING LAST YEAR
Increase in Some Commodi
ties Even Greater; Further
LETTUCE COST TRIPLED
TIIKKK'H A PLATE ON l'OU
YOU AT ALL THE
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How Food Prices Now
Compare With Year Ago
THE following comparative table
is based on prices prevailing in
tho Chicago market:
Year to. New.
rork ehonj lftc 34c
rork for baked bran..,.. 17c 22e
llolled hum Sle SOe
Henna He lie
Cnnned bilked benn ... lOe 18o
1tluee .. lOo 30ft
r , Ida 55c
I'nnned mathrooma ..... Or BOO
Ilcer ,-r.... S lo Me It In 20c
rioar (ponnil) 7o Wt
l'lour (per barrel) f S.BO 18.00
Milk is tho only food that has de
creased In price. A year' ago it was
0 cents. Now it is 8 cents.
CHICAGO, Auif. 23. Tho high cost of
living has soared again, and a comparison
of prices of foodstuffs today with those of
a year ago shows that thers has, been an
average Increase of 26 per cent
With hogs selling at the highest prices
11.30 per 100 pounds since 1S65, and pre
dictions by provision men that the prico
wilt go to $12 next month, there has been
a general Increase In other living necessities,
which will cost the average man a quarter
more on each 1 lis spends.
Tork prices were up considerably today.
Pork used In baked beans wan quoted at 22
cents a pound, nn Increase of E cents. Pork
chopi wero up to 24 cents a pound, 25 per
cent Increase over a year ago. Boiled ham
sold at 30 cents, an advances of 6 cents.
Beans, which sold a year ago nt 5 cents
a pound, todpy cost 11 cents. Canned baked
beans have Increased from 10 to IS cents
Loop prices, which are 25 per cent under
neighborhood prices, havo Jumped on let
tuce, peas, potatoes and string beans. A
year ago lettuco sold for 10 cents a head:
It Is now 30 cents. Peas, which sold for
15 cents, now sell at 2S cents.
Forty-cent cans of mushrooms have
doubled In price.
Beet Is now selling at from 11 to 20
cents a pound wholesale, an Increase of 25
Canned goods have gono up 100 per cent.
Butter and eggs haa remained about the
same. Milk now sells for 8 cents a quart,
ngalnst 9 cents a year ago.
Flour continues to gain. It Is now selling
for 8i cents a pound, as compared with
7 cents a year ago. The wholesale prico
of flour today was $8.90 per barrel and
last year It was $5. 50.
Submarines at Cape May
CAPE MAY, N. J., Aug. 23. The fourth
division of the submarine flotilla of the
Atlantic station, consisting of the K-l,
K-2, K-5 and K-6, arrived at Cape May,
led by tho monitor Tallahassee, acting as
tender. The dUisIon will remain In harbor
for tho maneuvers of the week of Septem
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Greek Dances Revived,
Dancing Masters Decide
CHICAGO, Aug. 23.
"STATURE dancing, which inter-
prets the emotions and is per
formed in the great outdoors with
tho performers draped in garments
that fall in graceful folds, is tho
"very latest" in tho terpsichorcan
Instead of imitating lower ani
mals, from which "walkin' the dog"
nnd "fox-trotting" originated, danc
ing masters, in session here today,
havo gone back to early Hellenic
days when Grecian maidens danced
besido mirrored brooks and on peb
bled shores, to get their ideas. Tho
limbs must be unhindered by nny
PENROSE RENEWS FIGHT
ON THE REVENUE BILL
Presses for Vote on His Resolu
tion Recommitting Measure
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. Senator Fen
rose, of Pennsylvania, renewed the Bepub
llcan assaults upon the emergency revenue
bill In th Senato today by pressing for a
vote on his resolution to recommit the meas
ure to tho finance committee, with Instruc
tions for further amendment.
Senator Penrose declared the committee
should be Instructed to draft a new bill
having as Its object the Industrial Independ
ence of the United States. He also urged
that the proposed tariff commission bo di
rected to make a complete and compre
hensive Investigation of the differences In
.wages and tho cost of production in the
United States nnd foreign countries.
The resolution was expected to be voted
down by the Democratic majority and de
bate on tho bill continued. Numerous Re
publican Senators havo declared their In
tention to speak, and Indications are the
bill will not reach n vote until the latter
part of tho week.
50c Silk Neckwear . 25c
$1.00 " " . 50c
$1.50 " " $1.00
$2 y $2.50 -jaas? $1.50
$1.50 Mercerized Shirts, $1.00
$3.50 Silk Shirta . $2.75
$5.00 " " . $3.50
$1.50 Pajamas . . $1.00
75c & $1 Lcatkcr Bclta, 50c
Bathrobes and Waistcoati,
lor both Jay nd evening
wear, are included in the sale. N
Jacob Reed's ons
1424-1426 CHESTNUT ST.
Claalnr Hour, 5 P. SI. Satordar. IS Naon
) I Steinway
LB'CTJEMJWQ PIANOS MAYER-riAlIO "M
On September 1st all Steinway prices will be
advanced $50 to $100 to meet the continuous
increase in cost of materials and skilled labor.
Until that time you may buy Steinways at
Small Grand ,.,,, Mahogany, $750
C 11 D..l- n...., J jEbonhed, 1000
. ,. W-.R
Style V . . ..Mahogany, $500
u ..w.i JEbontzad, S50
Vertegrand W0f y, 600
Reservations for delivery not later than
December 31st will be booked at the present
prices until September 1st, Orders should be
accompanied by 10 of the price.
Style I . . , ,
TANKER SHEET OF ME,
COSSACK SURVIVORS SAY
Gasoline and Benzine, Valued
at Million, Soak Fated Ves
sel, Which Explodes
The halr-rantng story of the explosion
of $1,100,000 worth of gasoline nnd benezlne
In' Ihe holds of the Norwegian steamship
Cossack was told today by 13 survivors of
the lll-fatrd craft, who arrived nt this port
yesterday on the British steamship Tama
qua. Tho Tamaqua picked up tho men 38
hours nfter the Cossack went down. Nine
other members of the crew were lost.
The master of the Cossack was Captain
Ilagnoatd Bull. Tho Cossack left New Or
leans for Dublin July 23. The ship encoum
lercd heavy weather oft the Banks of New
foundland nnd the cargo of gasoline and
benztno shifted. Mora titan nine thousand
drums containing the explosive fluid be
came crushed. Inside of nn hour there
was a foot of gasolino nnd bcnzlno In the
hold The pumps wero started and for five
days and fle nights tlio pumps steadily
poured gasoline and benzlno Into tho sen..
On August 6 the gasoline soaked tho coal
In tho bunkers and the heat of the stoke
hold set the coal nflte.
F. MARION WANAMAKER,
ILL FOUR YEARS, DEAD
Youngest Brothei4 of John Wan-
amaker Succumbs After
F. Marlon Wanamaker, youugest nnd last
surviving brother of John Wnnnmaker. died
today at his home, 1803 Wallace street
after nn Illness of four years. He suffered
n paralytic stroke In 1912 and a compli
cation of other diseases followed, and his
death was not a surprise to his friends.
He was 03 years old. Mr. Wanamaker
f. tun viLmjCim :
This is the Only Company
Authorized to Check
On Railroad Tickets at Residence
until his retirement from bust was at con
nected with the olothlnr ft rhi of ffHAmrtM
ft Brown, Sixth and Market street. Ha
born In 1850 and educa'ed In th pWrfhj
schools of this city.
NOW PLAT1NO AT
The Garden on the Roof
800 feet above the street
Cozy Comfortable- Convenient
Open from Noon till 1 A, U.
3400 r.p.m. Chalmers $1090 Detroit
THE NEW WAY TO SPELL ECONOMY-
A cheap piece of machinery, like the. boy
with a little knowledge, is sometimes a danger
ous thing. Men are buying better and better
lawn mowers, and reapers, and printing presses,
and gasoline engines and pumps.
Why ? Because they find it pays.
Probably there's no better example of this
in the case of automobiles than Chalmers cars.
Figures show that over 15 percent of men.
who have bought Chalmers cars this year
previously owned a $500, $600 or $800 car.
Nearly every 3400 r. p. m. we have sold this
year has been to someone who has driven a
lower-priced car. It pays to buy a better car
as much as it pays to buy better machinery.
But it seems that the great big buying public
has the same idea, too. I'm particularly strong
for the 3400 r. p. m. Chalmers because it has
N There are now more than 1, 000, 000 miles of
use to the credit of this car. Besides the fac
tory writes me that the" 3400 r. p. m. motor
has a service record of 99.21 percent perfect.
If you never had a run in the 191 7 Chalmers,
let me know. I want you to get this thrill
whether you have any idea of buying or not.
i r v l yf v ii s
Chalmers Motor Company of Philadelphia, 252-254 N. Broad St
Phoneu Bell, Spruce 462; Keyatone, IUca 2667
We ha.v open lerrltorr for d.alera at NortUtown, Fottatotrn, Doyleatown, AtUntlo City, Oae
City, Cap May, May'a Landlnr, Capo May Court Uouio, Uannaeatea and Woodbury.
Lawfar Automobile Company, AUentown. Fauna.
Wald.n'a darace. Atlantic City, K. i,
Ullay Hrotber., llrldcctoo, K, i'
Tfaemaa Iu(hci, Cheater, l'enna.
Motor Sale Company, Uoyloatown, I'anna.
V. I Uardeaty A Hon Company, lioter. Del.
Uaaton Automobile Company, ISaaton, l'enna.
Uaorfotown daraso and Supply Company, Georfttoifs, Del
Deltavu Oaraxe, Hammonton, H, J.
Themaa Iluchet, Lanadala, l'enna.
Tboma Uubee, Lanadotrno, Voaaa.
Scrfaa Motor Car Company, L.blitilon, I'euaa.
fbalmtra Batter Company, Mt. Uolly, K. J.
X-ttQT Bteelman, MUlvUlo, ,',
U. Paul Shaailcr, Pottatown, l'enna.
Serfae Motor Car Company, Mauth Chunk. FeSA.
eerlaa Motor Car Company, VotUvtUo, I'enaa.. .. -
Chalmers Motor Company st rUIUddpnla, Tea nt .Kroaak,
Trenton, fi. i.
Walter W. I.oni.tretb, Inc., Boaesuat. Fanna. . .
Ulaly Urotbero, Salem, N. 4. j
Chalmera Motor Company of Beading-, Baadlar, Fecia.
Henry f. Tumay, Vineland, N. J.
Tbuxnaa llutbei, Wet Cheater. Faaa.
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