Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 19, 1918, Night Extra Closing Stock Prices, Page 2, Image 2

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Day Shot Twice Through
Many Sufferers Not Severely
Attacked and Doctors' See
No Cause for Fear
His Command, 109th Artil
lcry, in Rest Camp After
Turn on Firing Line
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Misslns Wounded Prisoner- Prisoner Wou.nded
Says William B. Clare
in Letter
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Milit5 ''
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i, "I've been shelled so much I fet
; Itke a peanut; In fact, I feel lon'nm
when they let up for a few ml utrs."
writes William B. Clare, a Ph H 1lphta
' boy with a hospital unit In I"i t. In
a letter to the Soldiers' Club, of Smith,
Kline '& French Co.. which has sixty-one
members In the service.
Yeung Clare's home here Is In Linden
ttreet above Towersdale avenue, where
his parents live.
The letter was written just before he
Bw went out with, an attacking roree that
fcMYt y was to cross a river during the night.
" hM U-. . t.1 .mil. 14 Um net (via
sav oaiu tio nuuiu i lie li lir t luur
back, but If the club didn't hear from
him to watch the casualty lists. He
came out without a scratch, howexer,
and wrote that he hoped his Rood for
tune would continue.
His first letter follow", In part:
Go Forward Always
"We have been In the. line since
July 4, and going forward day by day
All along the line there are ruined
French villages all renamed by the Her
mans. I'ven the streets are renamed,
such as. Von Hlndenburg Wok, or Kaiser
Weg or something similar. The funny
tiart Is the main road they called the
Path to Glory and It led to Paris. The
Yanks have renamed It the Path of
Glory again, only this time the slRn
posts point to Berlin Instead of Paris
German ammunition lies all along the
road here and there a shattered Run
testifying to the accuracy of American
gunnery, and then the piles of German
dead, sometimes fifty or sixty to a pile,
then a little pile of four or five with a
single khaki uniform, his hand on his
"Oaf showlnp he got his bodies before
,they got htm. It's always thus, all along
the line. It's costing us blood and men
to drive through, but damn them, they
can't stop us; they won't fight square.
While the main German army, the First
Division of Prussian Guards, arc re
treating licked to a frazzle by the insig
nificant Yankee militia they scoffed at;
while they are retreating they leave be
hind them machine-gun nests manned
by Bavarians with plenty of ammuni
tion to hold up the line, and when good
Americans charge them with cold steel
and they are on the verge of being cap
tured they throw up their arms and yell
'Kamarad.' The dogs think they will
fret meTCy after Americans have seen
their buddies killed by their side Do
they get It? Xo! Xo prisoners cap
tured here" only when they are caurht
by companies and to date we have
caught 40.000 since July 15. Xot so
bad for the militia. In It? Especially
v .Z"'n "lc Rrp ngnung tne rar-famed
JJ&.- Prussian Guard, the elite of the German
3 t'', P army.
i-K- Women n.lnv !',!
: "The dirty docs even uru wnmpn T
&: tf Was in th rOr nf a nhqpira .., n .!
woods that vas full' of machine-gun
nests In trees. A whole regiment of the
so-called Insignificant militia, wbo hall
I from Phllly, charged up this hill toward
I those woods with machine guna spitting
, fire and the rat-ta-tat-tat of the bullets
making a deafening noise and the bullets
olng- plng-plng-plng all around you,
men dropping by your side cursing tha
Huns. When we reached the top every
Hun machine gunner yelled 'Kamerad'
Sand when the cold steel began to go
home I saw. In two different Instances,
German soldiers repeal themselves as
women. And they expected mercy be
cause of their sex and like the fools we
are, they were given it. God knows
how many good Americans these Ama
zops killed. It's hell, I tell you the way
these Germans fight. They use every
cunning device they can. Their artillery
Is good but the Infantry can't fight with
'out It. They even take their airplanes
and paint the French colors on them
and swoop down back of our line and
1 pour machine gun fire into our lads
t waiting behind some trench.
Wj- War Labor Board Hears De-
mand for Wage Increase Af
1 fecting 10,000 Men
Negotiations for an agreement to abide
isa?', liy the ruling of the national war labor
a ooara occupiea most or toaay b session
tytfL "of Uie hearing being held .in the Federal
jy? yDulldlng of the demands of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin Workers of Xorth America for an
increase In wages for workers In the
East to meet the standard In the West
The hearing Is being held before three
representatives of the war labor board,
W. F. Ogburn, Sam Evans and Robert
M. Buck, of Xew York.
V Ten thousand Iron workers employed
i4i"by eleven big mills, most of which are
Brcfe ."working on Government contracts, are
Kv .invovea in tne nearing. TrouDie started
'" in July, when a threatened strike was
B'&ljsjr .prevented by the leaders for the work-
Jf, jgers, who presented their case to the war
F-V2R -l&Kir board.
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' 1J" xn iirsi c6e laKen up was me con
& ltroversy between the Reading Iron Com-
Kpny, oi iteaaing, ana lis employes, and
ll. board's decision In this case prob-
M ' i&f y ? accepted as a precedent
r'jVlleP rulings In the other cases to be
f ,' jff7?',JWhen the case was called the employes
-iiktd George Schuman, general man
"bJsoiimr and representative of the company.
3l-xXIQ., sign an agreement to abide by the
' tj.mrAlm Hff1on Rohntnnn nrnpnti1 Ilia
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.agreement to Frank Hminx, president
;f the company, at Reading, and his de
liiatelon Is being awaited
'SJjtThe workers ask Increases to agree
"-with the 116.50 a ton paid to puddlers
Vest of the Allegheny niver. The scale
Hn the East Is $12.S0 a ton. An Increase
24 per cent Is asked for bar Iron
leers, and in, pen cent for sKeip iron
A$b tusoclailon Is represented by Its
bswoclate president, D. J. Davis, and SI.
PF.-Tlhe, secretary and treasurer.
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a, BHectrlc Company, has been
trip ipr several aays, out
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Colonel William Milclicll (top) ili
rerteil llie arrial ork of llic St.
MihicI ilrivc, uhile Colonel Eil
wanl I. O'Hcrn (belo) directed
the big guns
IM rrDMAM rAlUDCiH pnlls,e1 ns an aintor with the La
Ill UliMAlM LAlVlrO faette flying snuadron ami brought
I down his first enemy machine January
113. 1918 He was awarded the French
Eleven Arc Pliilatlclphians
and Thirteen From Other Sec
tions of Pennsylvania
fly the Vnited Press
WnMnctnn. Sept 19. i
The War Department today located
Yankee prisoners In the following Ger
man camps
At Camp Sehweiclnltz R. G Mills
paugh, Topeka. Kan
At Camp L.vndshut R F Raymond,
At camp (unknown) r. (!. Wadle,
Philadelphia; C. H Betty, Timpas. Col ;
W. r. Merget. Hemline, Ph.; R Brown,
Pleasant Hill, O . II M. Thorshelm
Thompson, Iowa , L. Adams, Parfshvllle,
X D. ; A. L Whlton. Xortonvillc, X. D. ;
G. D. Tlbbets. Bennington, X. H : A B.
Holbrook, Rockland, Me.; J J. Collins,
Xew Haven, Conn ; II. C. Herdort,
rittnburgli; L Strausi, Xew York city:
M. F Williams. Brooklyn, W. Va ; T
Holahan, Xew York city; R. C. Harri
son, Lafayette, Ind. ; I. J. Hartle, Mry
rrsdnle, 1'n.; J. 11. Kestler, Hulthnore;
A. Hauser. Laurel, Cal. : C K. Perkins,
Winchester, Mass ; A. Ilrlenlak, Phila
delphia; K. Voelmle, I'lilluilelphla; F.
Mysllwlen, Chicago; . Fuchs. Colum
bus, O. ; S. Radclirr, Chicago ; G H. Kis
sel. Xew York city; J. J. Heney, Phila
delphia; K. K. Pnjtler, lUoomnlmrjr, ItitTh
J. V. PoUcek, Tipton, Iowa, S. Xaz
zaro, Branchllle, Conn , J. Hendersoji.
Rockland. Mass. ; W Hunter, Spring
Valley, Wis : 13. . Aiiilrrnou, I'hlluilrl
plilu; II. Arostn, I'lilladrlphlu; r.. 8.
Gnstrork, Philadelphia ; K (ioremnn,
Ilrldgeport, I'u.; II Greenbere, Brook
lyn, X. Y ; .1. I. nnmlnirk, Philadelphia;
It. II. :lblon. Ilunmore, Pi.; J. K.
Brenner, Davidson. Mich.. C" J Brown,
Bucltholts, Tex ; J. (Irjilileilrr, Ncintl
roke. Pa.; W. O Tleralen. Brooklyn,
X.Y ; A. C. Braun, Cottage Groe, Wis. ;
B McGulne, Milwaukee; II II. (Iraliuin,
New ltrldhton, I'u.; S. Golinottl, I'hlla
delphla; C. ! Gutis, Johnntown, Pa. ;
F AV. Raymond, Chicago; P. Goldstein.
Xew York city ; O. Kcksteln, Xew York ;
I,. Clark, Mejersdulr, IM ; II. B. Flaher,
Berlin, Vn.
At Camp Limburg J. Srnrlatn, Pitts
burgh; J. II. rrrle, Jr.. Phllndrlplilu.
At Geisscn L. It. I.enhurt, omerllelil.
They Say War Would Be Lost
Now but for Amer
icans If the Americans had not entered the
war it would be oer now. but the Ger
mans would hap been llic Ictors
this Is the opinion of Fri-nch people us
expressed to Corporal W Sterling Jones
and related by him in a letter to Ills
uncle, W S Holland. 1314 Parrish
street. Corporal Jones is in the First
Company. Twentieth L .V. Engineers, in
France. His mother is Mrs D. P
Jones, of Lewes, Del.
"I suppose ou hae t,een the slogan,"
he adds, "our fellows use when going
" ' i"i rieii, Heaven or Ho
boken by Christmas."
"Most all the Yanks you see in France
are actually bloodthirsty and they hate
the Germans or anything of German
origin. If you could tee what they hae
done to old men. wjjmen and children
you would think the same, and I sup
pose you do. anyway Imagine your
daughter made a mother without her
consent, or your son, perhaps only six,
seven or maybe ten years of age. In
oculated with germs of some terrible
disease which, even though it did not
destroy him, would make his children
blind, crippled, or something of the
sort? Can you Imagine such things? I
have seen them all "
Corporal Jones wrote his letter on the
stationery of the Hotel de Paris, and
he asks his mother to send cards to
several French families he has met.
"I like to make friends with as many
French people as possible," he writes.
"You know they believe 1n Uncle Sam,
and I don't think they are wrong."
Negro Women Accused of Helping .Man
Drug Her
Mary Hardy, Lombard street above
Seventeenth, and Mary Owens, Chad
wlck street, below Locust, negroes, were
today held by Magistrate Persch to
await the action of the coroner as a
result of the death Tuesday In the
Pennsylvania Hospital of Marlon
Draper, 1330 Rodman street. The
Draper girl, a negress, eighteen 'years
old. died of an overdose of drugs.
District Detective Canon testified that
Marion Draper told him before she died
tnaiiiwo women iitu uer wune a negro
By the Associated Press
Willi the American Army on the Lor
raine Front. Sept 19.
First Lieutenant Pavld K. Putnam,
of Xewton, Mnss , American ace of
aces, was killed late Wednesday after
noon whlio on patrol nlong the Amer
ican lines.
Lieutenant Putnam was flying with
Lieutenant Wendella Robertson, of Fort
Smith, Ark., when they were attacked
by seven German machines. Four of
thee made for Putnam's nlrplane and
' tlireo attacked Robertson's. Tho at
i tark was sudden and unexpected and
tile enemy was able to fire from above.
Lieutenant Putnam was shot twice
through the heart His machine glided
to the earth at Limey, within the Amer
ican lines, where he was found by his
comrades Lieutenant Robertson re
turn! (1 safely.
Lieutenant David R. Putnam, a de
scendant of General Israel Putnam, was
credited with twelve aerial victories
war cross March 23 after having won
five victories In the air. He was later
decorated with the military medal by
tlio French Government.
Lieutenant Putnam was transferred
to the American aerial corps as first
lieutenant early In June. Ills achieve
ment June 10 of bringing down five
German airplanes In one day has been
eclipsed only once during the war, Avi
ator Rene Fonck, of the French army.
having destroyed six machines In one
day Lieutenant Putnam's last aerial
victory was reported September 2.
State Expected to Supply
207,000 Under Plan An
nounced by March
Philadelphia probably will supply
34.000 men the strength of a full di
vision and an additional brigade to the
new war program announced by Gen
eral March, chief of staff. '
Tho plan to havo five fully equipped
American field armies in Hurope by
July 1, necessitating the inducting of
2,700,000 men into the army serslce.
disclosed today by General March, will
bring many big calls for men to the lo
cal hoards In this city during the ensu
ing months.
Kstlmates, based on the oroportlons of
the new registration, from which the
majority of the new men will he taken,
gles Pennsylvania a quota of approxl.
mately 207,000 men to be called to the
colors to carry out the man-power pro
If this 1h carried out In accordance
with tho percentage of registrations, the
State will furnish Uncle Sam's forces
with a trifle more than secn full fight
ing divisions. If the cllglbles were seg
regated Into all-Pennsylvania units. Of
that body Philadelphia could lay clafhi
to one full division and a brigade of
Infantry two regiments.
General March yesterday stated that
here would be in existence by July 1,
1019, nn army of 4,800,000, or nearly
five field armies with an average
strength of nearly l.ooo.ooo men each.
At present. General March said, there
are 3,200,000 men under arms.
It Is planned to call 2,700,000 addi
tional men in the new draft between now
and next July, which, added to the 3,
200,000, will make a grand total, with
allowances for casualties and rejections,
of 4,800,000.
There is a general opinion among
army officers that the newly-summoned
selectn will all be in Europe by the lat
ter part of July, meaning that the calls
for the 2.700,000 men must be started
without delay.
General Crowder estimates that half
of the 2.700,000 men to be called will be
obtained from tho registrants of nlniteen
to twenty years and thirty-two to thirty
six years.
Captain Brown and Lieutenant
ISolan to Instruct Dix Recruits
Two Philadelphia officers Captain
Henry P Brown, Jr., and Lieutenant
John 13. Nolan have returned home as
Instructors at Camp Dix. Captain
Brown has reported at Camp Dix after
a lslt nt his home at Chestnut "Hill,
and Lieutenant Nolan left for camp late
today, after visiting his uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs Thomas Howard, 438 Wood
lawn avenue.
Lieutenant Nolan was the first Ameri
can officer to enter Chateau-Thierry af
ter Its capture by United States troops
He formerly was a newspaperman and
was a member of the football squad
when he attended tho University of
Captain Brown won the Croix de
Guerre for bravery, and was wounded In
France. His gallantry In the action in
which he was wounded also won him
the promotion from first lieutenant to
"Some Germans may throw down their
arms and yell 'Kamerad I' when they
get In a tight place, but not the Prus
sian Guard," Lieutenant Nolan said of
the action before Chateau-Thierry.
"Those Prussian Guards fought like
ttrers. They stood ud like men. killing
And being killed, until they were wiped
out. If our boys had not been as quick,
as well trained and as brave as the
Guards, we would have lost out,"
Appointed to City Positions
City appointments today Include
Hnrrv W. Mulllken. 183S Delhi .!.
teenth street. Inspector, Bureau of Street
J Miggins Samcl GeoNMOTti
Wounde3... Killed---
"Until Germany Subscribes to
President's Peace Terms,"
Advises Harry C. Cope
"Fight until autocratic, beastly Ger
many pulls down her Imperial eagle In
submission and unqualifiedly subterlbes
to the President's peace terms."
This Is the advice of Harry C Cope,
an attorney of Bethlehem, Pa., In u let
ter to his soldier son. Second Lieutenant
Charles H Cope, who Is now in France,
undergoing special Instruction at the
Saumur Artillery School.
The letter. In part, follows:
"Won't dear old U. S. be a command
ing figure In world politics after this
great war? Talk about respecting the
Stars and Stripes In foreign countries:
President Wilson's message to Congres
stating the war alms of the Allies, (Jan
uary 8, 1918) was a master stroke of
genius and ennobled the war as far as
the Allies were concerned.
'At first many thoughtless people
tried to ridicule the lofty thought of
the message and considered it as nn
Impracticable dream, hut it caught the
heart of humanity, gave the Allies an
Ideal they could fight for with enthusi
asm and was unqualifiedly accepted by
"At once It placed the United States
In the lead and we may now feel as
sured that where our flag files it will
be loved and respected, for 'America In
this war seeks no material profit or
aggrandizement of any kind. She Is
fighting for the liberation of peoples
everywhere from the aggressions of au
tocratic force." (Dedication of Red Cross
Building. Washington. May 12, 1917 )
"And again. In the message stating
the Allies' war aims: 'Whafwo demand
In this war, therefore. Is nothing pecu
liar to ourselves. It Is that the world
be made safe for every peace-loving
nation which, llko our own, wishes to
live its own life, determine Its own
Institutions, be assured of justice and
fair dealing by the other peoples of the
world as against force and selfish
"That is statesmanship of the highest
order, and thank God, nnd that It was an
American President that made the dec
laration, and that it la the American
nation that is offering up tho precious
blood of Its brave, manly boys to make
that declaration good. Fight for It,
boy, until autocratic, beastly Germany
nulls down her Imperial eagle In sub
mission and unqualifiedly subscribes to
It herself."
ave her life to u. s.
I Mii Tcllie J, Ward, 228 North
?f ,,.reet "ho "e.d ln Fr'ice:
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Continued from Tnse One
and wounded soldiers of the American
expeditionary forces were landed In the
United States. Thcro were 447 landed
In the preceding week.
MIkh Nellie J. Ward contracted
pneunomls that resulted In hor death
while on duty, according to a letter writ
ten by her twin sister that was received
by their brother, Wllllain II. Ward, 228
North Paxon street. Miss Ward, who
enlisted with her sister ns a nurse In
the Jefferson Hospital unit, was twenty
eight ears old. Both she and her
sister were nurses nt the Pennsylvania
Hospital before they entered the coun
tryBa service.
Her sister Is Miss Katharine Ward.
A funeral with full mllitaiy honors
was glen the dead nurse, and the
Mayor of the town where she was bur
led addressed tho largo number of sol
diers who followed tho body to the
grac, pledging that her gr.-no would
always be kept green.
She was born In Fetcrson, Mass. After
training at the McLean Hospital. Wa
erly, Mass., and tho Massachusetts Gen
eral Hospital, Boston, she came to Phil
adelphia in 1916 to take up her work at
tho Pennsylvania Hospital.
Trlvate Km In C. Garrett, Company G,
Sixteenth Infantry, has been severely
wounded, according to information re
ceived by his mother, Mrs. George L.
Garrett, 431 West Stafford street. Gar
rett had been offered a chance for a
commission, but refused, because ho
wanted to get more fighting experience
as. a private. Ho waa wounded July 18.
a bullet passing through his body and
missing ms spine by an Inch,
Samuel Geon'nottl Is nineteen vears old
and a brother of Detective Jerry lleon-u" ' i wn m, I. T
netti. a member of the "murder squad" whereas President Wilson has In a
of the city force. He was reported mist- I series of admirable speeches and offl
Ing In action July 15, after having par- c'al addresses laid down In principle
tlclpnted in the drive on Chateau-' tho essentials of tho new world order
Thierry. His parents, after a vain ef-land Is in a strong position when he
fort to lenrn whether he was a pris
oner, gave him up as dead. Today De
tective Geonnottl received a letter from
tho American Bed Cross ami a telegram
from the War Department, saying the
younger Geonnottl had been located In
a German prison camp. He was a mem
ber of Company B, 110th Infantry, and
lled with his parents at C28 Carpenter
Private William II, Conley, twenty
flvo, is officially reported by the War
Department an missing since July 19.
Conlcy's mother. Mis. Patrick Conley,
8612 Filbert street, received a letter
from him Septemher 5. In which he
stated he was well and haing a good
time. Conley was one of twenty-one to
enlist from the Thirty-ninth street and
Lancaster avenue district, nnd the first
to be in the casualty list. He enlisted
In June. 1917, and sailed for France In
May of this year. He was employed by
faamuel Cresswell Company, Twenty
third nnd Cherry streets. Conley Is att
tached to Company A, 109th Infantry.
Prlrate James I llljtRln, nineteen,
son of Mrs. Ksther Higgins, 316 North
Thirty-eighth street, is officially reported
missing on July 30. Since then his
mother has received two cards, printed
Government forms, but signed In his
own handwriting, stating "I am well,
letter follows." HlgginH enlisted. In
June, 1917, trained at Camp Hancock,
and sailed for Frai.ce in May of this
year with Company A, 109th Infantry.
Before entering the service he was em
ployed as a cabinetmaker in a furniture
mill In this city.
Private William Callahan, 2314 South
Carlisle street, has been wounded and
is now In a base hospital In France, ac
cording to an announcement made last
night by the War Department. Previous
reports received from the Bed Cross
stated that he was In a German prison
camp. The soldier Is twenty-one years
old, and was at tho front with Company
jj. nutn inianiry. lie was reported
missing July 15. A brother, Patrick, Is
also In the service.
Private Kmln C. Garrttt, Company
G, Sixteenth Infantry, has been severe
ly wounded, according to Information
received by his mother, Mrs. George L.
Garrett, 431 West Stafford street. Pri
vate Garrett had been offered a chance
for a commission, but refused, because
he wanted to get more fighting experi
ence as a private. He was wounded
July 18, a bullet passing through his
body and missing his spine by an Inch
Prltate Teter Kefaloa, killed July 15,
was a former resident of Riverside, N.
J., where he was employed In the hosiery
mill of William F. Taubel. He was
twenty-sljc yeara of age, and was not
well known In Riverside. It is thought
he was a Greek. He left the town In
one of the first draft groups.
Private ltunell William Mlllerr, sou
of Mrs. Catherine Gibbons, 5227 Master
street. Is reported missing since July 20.
Miller enlisted November 1, 1916, at the
age of nineteen. From then until Janu
ary he was at Fort Slocum, when he
was sent to the Mexican border. He
sailed for France In June of last year
with Company A. Twenty-sixth Infantry,
the Rainbow Division, jierore entering
the service he was an apprentice car
bulldir in the West Philadelphia shops
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Thirty
ninth street and Powelton avenue.
Official notice from the War Depart
ment yesterday confirmed the report
that Sergeant Elmer V. Patterson, Jr.,
417 Ludlow' street, had been killed In
action. Letters received by his family
last week told of his death, which fol-
how the pto-oo l "'
were reported unofficially on September
10. Both men wero members of tho
old First Regiment.
Private Stanley H. Berry, 187 West
Weaver street, whose death Is reported
officially in tho casualty list today, was
reported killed In action In an unofficial
report received here on August 13. The
name of Private William J. Slemmer,
221G Scpviva street, who was unoffi
cially reported Inst Monday as having
lost his life In action, appears In the
casualty list today.
Iteporls that Corporal John J. Gal
lagher had fallen In France, where he Is
detailed with Company K, 109th Infan
try, hro without foundation. Two days
go his parents, who now reside at 1823
Stiles street, received a letter from him.
In which he stated that everything was
going fine, adding that he did not be
lieve It would take long to "clean up"
the Germans.
"Tho Germans stoop to pull anything,"
he wrote, "and ou have to watch them
all tho time."
When Gallagher sailed for France
with his regiment his parents wero living
at 916 Tasker street. Tho soldier was
a member of the old First Ilegtment.
Kaiser Losing Nerve;
May Go in Seclusion
Continued from Taite One
would like to see the Entente Inveigled
Into formal secret conversations.
Raines Disarmament Question
In opposition to that section of opin
ion which wants to see tho Austrian
proposals rejected out (if hand, there
Is a growing Insistence on the necessity
of Issuing a reply which will give tho
German war lords no opportunity of
rnllvlne their people. The Westminster
I,. ..- . i..i. ..i.i. ,.t iv,t
simply refers back to his own utter
nncea. tho Governments of tho Entente
have not yet spoken with the same clear
ness and fullness, and that thero is
everything to gain by a. united joint
declaration. The basis of that declara
tion, according to the Gazette, would be
"The only fruitful question which can
be put to the Prussian militarists Is,
will they disarm? That and nothing
else Is the test of the extermination of
Prussian militarism. That alone, with
the necessary safeguards, is its own
guarantee, and there Is no other founda
tion in which a league of nations can
bo built."
The Manchester Guardian and London
Star nrguo strongly for the view that
the Allies can so present the case to
Austria that her desire to quit the
war will be greatly Increased, her an
tagonism to Germany stiffened, her re
luctance to send further re-enforcements
to the French front deepened.
"Or," says the Guardian, "they may
make such nn answer as will throw
Austria back In despair Into the Ger
man arms."
This point of view is dismissed as
"the fear of a small and timid minority"
by the Northcllffe papers, which de
clare that a fiat rejection of the Austrian
proposals "such ns has just been given
by President Wilson" cannot drive Aus
tria back into the arms of Germany he
cause she Is already in them, and there
Is no reason to suppose, she has any
Intention of leaving them. Though noth
lng( can yet be predicted with certainty,
it 'is (he opinion of the best judges,
whom your correspondent has been able
to consult, that tho Entente Govern
ments will agree to the policy of a
united reply which, while refusing to
enter a. conference on the lines sug
gested by the Austrian note, will leave
the door open for further proposals
based on the acceptance of certain es
sential principles necessary to a stable
Philadelphia Among Men From
Nearby to Get Commissions
Seven Pennsvlvnnlnns and men from
elsewhere In Pennsylvania and from
Delaware and New Jersey appear In the
list of officers' commissions announced
by the War Department. The list fol
lows :
TCnllsteri men to se second lieutenants.
engineers D. J. Coolldge. Jersey Shore.
Pa.; It. w. jiacaman, womeisaorr, t'a. ;
Armando Tunon Riccl. 1314 South Six
teenth street, Philadelphia.
Enlisted men 10 c secona lieutenants,
quartermaster W. R. Abrahamson.
Camden. N. J.; J. 13. Byrne. Atlantic
City: F. E. Hartweg. 1320 North Sixth
street, Philadelphia; R. C. Jordan, Erie,
Pa. ; Pi A. Martin, Trenton ; A. J.
Schelly, Allentown, Pa.; P. A, Vanne
man, Jr., Cynwyd. Pa.: Raymond S.
Wood, 1928 Roberts avenue, Philadel
phia. ....
Captain, medical corps William Mc
Keague, 3131 North Broad street, Phlla.
delnhla. ., ,
First lieutenants, medical corps A. A,
Collins. Oxford, Pa.; Leo Gerald Flan
nery, 2356 North Broad street, Phtlade).
Phla ; V. M. D. Marcy, Cape May, N, J, ;
Robert Cade Parrish, 6301 Chester ave
nue, Philadelphia,
Second lieutenant, sanitary corps
Elmer M. 8tevens, 543 Olney avenue.
City's Dalapce Decreases
The amount paid Into the City Treas
ury during the last week was 17,
f7 R8 mH hA mvmtnli amounted to
J,og8,286.84. The balance on, hand; not
Committee Gives Rules
to Prevent Disease Spread
The Philadelphia Tuberculosis
Committee today made public these
recommendations to prevent spread
of Spanish Influenza:
"When obliged to cough or sneeze
always hold a. handkerchief, paper
napkin or fabric of some kind be
fore the face. Spanish Influenza,
as well as tuberculosis germs, are
communicated by promiscuous
"Sterilize dishes nnd silverware
after using.
"Uso Individual drlnklnfr cups a
well as Individual towels In homes
nnd offices particularly -when some
member of tho family or working
force has tho slightest suggestion
of a cold."
Spanish Influenza, which developed re
cently among sailors and marines In the
Philadelphia Navy Yard, has spread to
the civilian population of the downtown
section, according to Director Doctor
Krusen, of the Department of Health.
One sailor Is dead of Influenza, pre
sumably of the Spanish form.
Doctor Krusen said thero was no oc
casion for alarm over tho spread of
the disease downtown. Tho cases wero
not numerous and very few were severe
enough to require hospital service.
Tho Municipal Hospital hBB been
made ready to receive Spanish Influenza
Dies In Naval Hoipltal
The victim was a sailor stationed at
the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He died
early today at the United States Naval
Hospital, according to announcement by
Chief Surgeon Pickerel!.
The disease continued to spread
among tho sailors today, Doctor Plck
crell said, and more sufferers were be
ing treated at the hospital. Ho said
nearly 400 sailors and marines were
being treated at the Naval Hospital
and at tho Leaguo Island Hospital,
Doctor Pickeroll said It had not been
(established whether the sailor, whose
aeatn occurrea, was a victim or apanisn
Influenza. Death was due to Influenza,
he said, but whether or not It was the
Spanish disease was not known.
He- said every effort Is being made
to check the spread of the disease by
isolation of those who havo already
fallen victims. t
Many additional cases were reported
today from the navy yard. Doctor Plck
erell said he had no authority to speak
of conditions at the navy yard. It Is
understood, however, that several hun
dred sailors and marines are in the hos
pital there, although information rela
tive to the spread of tho disease was
withheld by authorities at the navy yard
An appeal for the observance of ordl.
nary rules of sanitation to prevent the
spread of Spanish influenza In Phila
delphia was made today by the Phila
delphia tuberculosis committee.
This was done at tho suggestion of
Surgeon General Gorgas, who has asked
the committee's co-operation In check
ing an oiseases mat in nny way influ
ence the production of war material.
According to General Gorgas the de-
siructiveness or tne miluenza germ in
France and England was for a time a
limiting factor In the output of muni
tion plants.
in calling on pnuaaeipnians to aid In
everv wav nosslble In the nreventlnn nf
an epidemic that will in any way re-
inrn tne country s war program. It. N.
Whaley, secretary of the committee,
"A recurrence at this time of such
an epidemio as the scourge of grippe
mat swept American twenty years ago
would be a tragedy."
It is estimated thero are now more
than 1000 cases of the disease In the
city. Phislclans today wore kept busy
answering calls to homes where It was
feared some member of the family was
stricken, and in this way many cases
arc being discovered before the viftlms
havo a chance to ciiculate and spread
the disease.
Shipyard Take Precautions
Fears that the epidemic of Spanish In-
'fluenza, wh4ch Is sweeping the Atlantic
seaboard, may cripple the shipyards led
Colonel Philip S. Doane, head of the
health and sanitation section of the
fleet corporation, today to determined
efforts to check tho scourage.
"It 1b quite possible that the epidemic
was started by Huns sent ashore by
bocho submarine commanders," .said
Colonel Doane today. "We know thnt
men have been ashore from German sub
marines. It would be easy for one of
these Germans agents to turn loose
Spanish Influenza germs In a theatre or
some other place where largo numbers
of persons are assembled,
"As yet the scourage has not obtained
a grip on the eastern shipyards, and It
is the mission of the health and sanita
tion section to see that It does not.
League Island Navy Yard, the Charles
town Navy Yard at Boston and the naval
training camp on the Great Lakes have
been placed under rigid quaratlne. To
have the scourge gain a grip In the ship,
yards would likely prove disastrous to
the shipbuilding program, and we havo
sent warnings to all shipyard officials."
Lack of Materials Overcome, Port
Terminals. Near Completion
Work on new municipal piers Is being
rushed ln order to Insure early comple
tion. Inability of contractors to get
oak pilings because of congested rail
road traffic delayed construction at
Cherry street for a time, but this diffi
culty Is now ended. Iron work Is pro
gressing rapidly, and a number of the
big frames are already In place.
The new piers at the foot of JUcKean
street are fast nearing completion, They
are the largest ever constructed at this
port. They are 250 feet wide, 900 feet
iong, with a deck space of 300 feet on
each side. The cost s about 1,500,000.
The MoKean street nlers hv nlroarfi.
been taken over by the Government, and
Director Webster, of the Department of
Wharves, Docks and Ferries, believes
that the Cherry1 street pier will also
be taken over when completed. The
port will benefit ln the event of the
Capital Issues Coirmlitee permlttlnr the
city to sell bonds to the amount of Id,
"Ho died llko a hero," Is he word that
comes back from France telling of the
death of Private Walter Mitchell, of
Chester, who was a member of Company
C, 111th Infantry. He fell while charg
ing up a hill, with a bullet through hla
head, according to a letter to his father,
George Mitchell, a member of the
Chester board of education.
The 109th Field Artillery of the Iron
Division has been In action, but ther
have been no recent casualties, writes
Colonel Asher Miner, the commander.
The 109th Field Artillery Is the old
Third Pennsylvania Artillery of Wilkes
Barre. The regiment has returned to
rest camp from the firing line.
More letters telling of casualtfeS
among Infantry units of the Iron
Division aie coming In, telling of th
fighting at the Marne.
Private Daniel E. Reppfrt. of 7Ioyer
town, with Company K, 109th Infantry,
was killed In action. Ho has two broth'
trs In, the service, one of whom, Peter
E. Reppert, recently received the French
war cros for braery.
Colonel's Hon Wounded
Captain Laurence H. Watres, of
Scranton, with the 108th Marine-Gun
Battalion, ha been wounded In action,
according to word, ncolvcd at his hotnei
He Is a son of Colonel L: A. Watres,
Private Chanceford Stambaugh, a
drafted man from Spring 'Grove, was
killed In action. Private Aboyl Snyder,
of Alburtls, fell lighting on July '28v
Amos A. Conrad, n marine, of Boyer
town, died of wounds received July 19. j
From Lancaster Courity, Martin Har
ncr, of Quarryville, has been killed In
action. Edward A, Hlrmenz, a Lancas-
ter boy with the Canadian army, has
been killed
Private James Watts, a machine gun
ner, of Grcenshurg, died August 15 of
wounds received in action. From the
tame town, Gilford Maxwell and Edward
II. Eyrlng. both of Company I, 110th In
fantry, are missing.
From tho Eiston unit In the machine .
gun battalion of the Rainbow division.
Russell Troxwell has been blinded by
gas and Ephralm B. Davis has been
wounded. Before ho went Into battle.
Private Charles M, Doll, of Company
A, 149th machine gun battalion, wrote
to his mother nt Easton, leaving word
that the letter was to be posted In tho
event that he did not return. He was
killed In action.
Lebanon Man In Hotpltal
Private Lelghton F. Smith, of Leba
non county, of Company O, Twenty- '
sixth Infantry, recently reported miss
ing. Is wounded and in a base hospital.
Private Milton Lee Dunmlro, of Mc
Veytown, with Company M, liathln
fantry, was wounded August 1. 1
Private Oliver R. Paugh, with Com
pany II, 319th Infantry, a national army
regiment trained nt Camp Lee, was
wounded July 27.
Charles Ruch and Allen Hoffman, of
Welssport have been wounded.
Sixty-two Girls, Winners of, Scholar
ships, to Enter Colleges
By the Associated Press
New York, Sept. 19. Sixty-two
French girls, advance guard of 130 who
have been awarded scholarships In
American colleges as part of a move
ment to strengthen the ties of Franco. "
American relationship, arrived hero
Chaperoned by Mrs. Stock Miller, of
Denver, nnd Dean Mary L. Denton, of
Carlton College, Mlnnesotn, the students
were met by Dr. Robert L, Kelly, sec
retary of the Association of American
Colleges, which arranged for their com
ing. The cclleglarts, selected In French
schools by Mrs. Miller and Dean Denton,
will be matriculated in colleges In vari
ous sections of the country.
Major General "Wheaton Dies
Clilraro,. Sept. 19. Major General
Loyd Wheaton, Civil War eteran and
fnmous as a Phllllplne warrior, died
here yesterday. He was eighty years
old. General Wheaton rose to his rank
front 'a sergcantcy before his retirement
In 1902.
HOAUI.AnI). Sit. 12. CAItOLINA B..
wife of Hi) wood HoagMnd and daughter of
Mnry AT. and la'e lealah Illlllnssby, at?d
4'.'. Relatites and friends Invited to funeral
HervleeH Krl . '2 p. m.. ut Krn Mawr A.
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HOUHKWOKK White elrl for snerat houw.
work; small family: w-ases ID, 2410 N.
ri4th St.. or phone CUerhrook 421ft W.
HOOKKnnPER. experienced Burroughs oper
ator: stato experience, education, salary,
how soon available. M 220, Ledger Office.
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