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VOL. I-NO. 7
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
GIVES DEAD MAN
A DECENT BURIAL
SOCIETY MAKES BOW TO KING HORSE AT BRYN MAWR SHOW
Raise Fund, Though Poor
Themselves, to Save Fam
ily's Only Bread Winner
From a Pauper's Grave.
A hoarse and olio cab drove away from
304 North Laurence street this afternoon
To the casual obseivr It meant nothing
more than a funeral a common occur
rencebut to the widowed mother, who
bowed with grief, clasped a little son to
her breast as the tab rumbled over the
cobblestones, It seemed almost the end
of hope. And to he." neighbors, who
watched with bared heads the sorrowful
little piocessloli, It represented n sncrltlce
such -is onl ivmpathv could evoke.
For It was the klndnc." of thoe neigh
bors which made pesslbl,- that funeral
and naved Julian Tropuukl, bread win
ner, from a gtavp m Potter's field, so
that his wife and child followed his re
mains to Oreen Mount Cemetery on the
lat of all earthl Journles.
Tropouskl died on Thursday after an
Illness of two davs. The blow fell sud
denlv and foi olmost 24 hours the dead
man's wife went about the four-room
home too dazed to realize the truth. The
tears fell fast when Franz, her u- ear
old child, placed his hand In hers and
aked, "What N It, mother?"
She knew too. Unit Julian had not
worked during the lust TO days, and that
there was no mone-v In the house Mic
feared starvation and mlery, that her
furniture would b sold, and she and
Franz turned out of their four rooms.
Bhe did not think of a tuwral i or n
her misery she forgot It all bhe onlj
knew the men she loved was gone, and
that the little home the had planned
when three vears ago they came hope
fully to America hnd been broken up
Wit her neighbors realized what Mrs.
Tropouskl did not They had seen the
dread black wagon of the coroner come
and take away their dead to nameless
craves or, worse still, to a lone ; table
where a "urgf-on wielded the knife for
the benetlt nf science
The nolghbois. like Mrs Tropouskl. arc
ioor Hut poveitv didn't stop them
And so. when Mrs John Friedrich, 40
Rising Sun lane, which is Just around
the corner from the house of grief, heard
the pllRht of her neighbor, she lost no
time, but went among th- others and
raided a fund of J3S The money came
from old stockings, from tea cups and
from worn leather pocketbooks It rep
resented the fruits of toll and misery, but
It meant a decent burial for Julian
The funeral was a small one Thou
unndR of nersons who today traveled over
the Philadelphia and reading Railway, i
the tracks of which run past the only
windows in the Tropouskl home, did not
Vnow that within ! fet of thm was
bra a grief-stricken mother and wondering
child. They passed. dep in their papers,
but the poor neighbors came and rlacfd
their arms about the widow and offered
the services of love and sympathy.
And as the heaise, with its little cnni
pary of mourn rs. rattled up the stret,
kind friends :elt lepald for the sacrifice
.1 uri mfirl.1 sn flint Julian TrnnntifikL
uic. in," -
i, brealwlnner, might not gn to a paupers
BIRTHDAY OF RULER
OF NATIVE COUNTRY
Young Chinese Party Assails
Yuan's Policy Instead of
Drinking Tea for "Many
President Vmn Phi-Knl, of China, held
i blrthrUy puit) the othei day. He at
tempted to make it a world-wide affair
and have it commemorated by a celebra
tion in every Chinatown in the world In
I'hlladelphii untl most of the cities of the
1'nlted States the birthdav Idea wag not
received with acelaim
It was explained in Chinatown today
thut If Pun Vat Pen had proclaimed
throughout the world that hp was giving
a little party all the Chinese laundries
would haw closed and Race street, be
tween Ninth anil Tenth streets, would
have been hung with banners and lighted
b red fire
Sun Yat Sen Is th revolutionary leader
In Chin. l. He is. n popului that the Chi.
nese administration would like hU troops
to catch up with Mr Sun and compel the
latter to lecognhse the natal day ann.
vcrsary of the President b a Uwt drank
When the pi oi tarnation of the birthday
party of the President wan reieived bv
lepiesentativets of ilie .Six Companies hvre
It was dul pouted us a Chinaman is
naturail) eouueou ex ept when argulns
with a patinn uer 4 laundi) bill
It remained posted a few minutes Then
a gtav-beardeil Celestial almly tore it
down anil thrwvv It into Itaeo street. The
action was evldentlj popular, for no com
plaint was heard.
Then to emplntsue Chinatown's attitude
the young Chinese called a meetlpg of
tho Chinese National party, which soi
held all day jesterday In the Chlnew
Masons' heud'tuarttis on Ninth street,
Tha Chinamen spent the day In crlti
Cism of the President and in pressing
their admiration for Doctor Hun Thoy
diank to tho health of the revolutioimr)
leader, and to the consternation of bis
enemies In tea that was strong and bev
erages that wer even stronger
William Iev. who has Americanized
Ills name, goes to a regular 041 br shop
and purchases his clothing In a depart
ment store, diank bter last night and
discussed the President of China.
Among the other statements he. made
In racy American slang was that Prest.
dent Yuan was either a "crook" or a
"bonehead " It did not matter Just what,
but he was hopeless IJe wag either the
tool of the Imperialists or "fat headed"
and was being made a "monkey of."
Mr. Lee was positive In all his asser
Most of the Phinete In America come
from the southern provinces, where Sun
Yat Sen Is a favorite.
Henry Moy, of S7 Race street, who is
called Into the courts mun times as In
terpreter la also a partisan of Doctor
Sun lie said that the natal day of the
President of China will never be cele
brated In the United States unless. It Is
done behind closed doors.
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Fashionable Audience at
Bryn Mawr Applauds
Award to James G.
trnosi a siah" connrsi'osniw.T.)
Where Is th upeodj racing car' It's parked
outside thp ring
Where mbbln's blijoicd rclatles are proudl
And whero Is the man who loudly shouts, tho
poor old horse mut co"
He's learnin points of hors-flesh at the Drn
Mawr eiulne show.
BRYN MAWR, Pa.. Pcpt. II -Society
folk from near and far npplaudcd their
approval today when Judges at the twen
tieth annual Brn Mawr horse s'iow
awaided Hist prize to James G. I.elper
Watchmaid, winner in the hunters and
Jumpers' class, the first Judged
Kdward B. McLean, father of the "mill
ionaire bab,' took third prize In this
class with his Sir Braxton.
A glorious, sun shining from a cloudless
autumn sky shone upon the glossy lacks
ot K pedigreed thoroughbreds, the largest
number ot entries eer seen In a hunters
and Jumpers' class at Bryn Mawr. It l.s
this class which has made the Brn
Mawr show famous for years.
Watchmaid cleaily showed her su
pei lorlty over the other entries early In
the competition. The manner In which
the horse galloped about the oval, tak
ing fence-, and hedgos, frenuentlv drew
f irth rounds of applause from spectators
seated beneath the canv.i.s-coered M..nds
Another horse, not a prize winner
but whose Jumping frequently occa
sioned applause, was Warwick, an
fntiy from Eugene Levering's Strontia
farms. B.iltlmoie. There were many
gieen horses in the first class Judged.
which, notwithstanding their Inexpert--ncc
as a genetal thing, made a good
SHOW OPIiNS ON TIMU.
contrary to custom, the show today
opned on time. When the first clear
rote of the bugl" floated across the
ilflds, the hands of the clock pomted
tc In o clock, exactly. A minute later
i" well-groomed hore03 galloped into the
Tho firfct spill of the day occurred
when a groom riding Emlen Wood's
Bella plunged over his mount's heart
while taking u fence. Ho was not in
juted A record list of entiles maiks tho show
this year. Both In number and quality
of the animals shown today all the
horse show enthusiasts realized that this
years ejvhlbltlon would by far eclipse
any previous event at Iiryn Mawr.
Quite- n departure has been made by
horse show otllelals this season over the
custom of former years. In that the uf
falr will last six days Instead of five
In addition to that, the tlrst hound show
ever h. id in America win begin tomor
row and continue1 In tonnection with the
larger etent until tho end of the week.
Draft borne ore also to be exhibited
thU ear This has imer been done be
foto at Iiryn Mawr.
HOHSC COMES FIRST
Naturally, the horse will occupy the
post of first Importance. For tha last
twenty jears he Una ushered in what 1
practical!) the Initial social event of
the fall .eason. It is foi thin reason
that "Ci-t folk from New Y'.ik, Haiti
more. Washington Boston and other
places ioumej to the Quakei City and
Join with her sons ur.d daughters in pro
e'aimlns her supremacy on the tan bark.
Man familial face were seen in the
ovil tod.n limiting!) urbane, and criti
cally judicious as ever, "Reggie" Vander
hUt, without whom no horse show is a
uccet.s appeared in his usual Place among
the JuUpes There, is piobably no better
judge if n"rs flesh In the cuuiuo than
IIf Vatidfrbllt, and onc-u he has parsed
upon the mults of any exhibit, the last
word has betn said.
riao.se ! Hulme ami n F Uerr, of
New York, aio othf New Yorkers to be
neon among the Judges.
MAPIgn-N Sgi'ARfi EXHIBITS.
There .re 013 entries in tha S3 classes
when tha firt animal steppd on the
tqn lark thta morning. The abandon
ment uf the horse show at MadUon
Square Garden, New York, this year be
taute of th Kuropean war. brought an
unusuall) large number of out-of-town
entries to Biyn Mawr For the same rea
son the social importance from the stand
point of persons pusent and stable rivalry
was considerably greater.
' The. hunting and Jumping classes that
have placed Bryn Mawr horse show? In
the forefront of American exhibits of a
similar character openort the competition
today. The first class open to grtn
hunters only was put over fences at U
o'cIcm k Among these animals were the
pick of the best stables entering hor.-es
at this year's show The roadsters cam
on at noon.
Twenty-live new classes have been
added to the show, and for th first
GRIEF BOWS CAPTAIN
TORN FROM FAMILY
BY CHANCE OF WAR
harness and in bleeding clus-.s. J. Gaid
ner West. Gartieit,vll!, N V. E 1 Gerry.
Nt w Voik, and Lews E. Wailng. Vlain
fleld, N. J., saddle holies and ponies
under liiuldle, Henrv V Colt, Genesco, N.
V.i F. ri. von Ktnde. New- Yolk, and
Fletcher Hnrper, Sllllbiook, N. V hunt
ers and Jumptiw. -intl Cleorgp B. Hulme
and 1Z. Von du Hoist Koih, draft hoiscs.
Tin: SI MMAItlHS
The summaries follow
Jumping dai-s u i n to crun hunter mils-
won d James u 16111 wuiei
ond Niirawuj.. 'a!!e Illll rnrni,
ward II Mfl.eann Mi HrtiMon.
Henry HlsBliiMn s K.iBior .-und.ij
SOCIETY IS OUT EARLY TO
VIEW THE EQUINE EXHIBITS
time during the 20 jears in which the
exhibition has been held it will con
tinue for sli das.
HUNTER CLASS TIBST
Hunters and Jumpers again predominate
The Brjn Mawr show has become recog
nized as the most Important in this
country for hunting classes due prob
ably to the fact that the exhibition Is
held Just before tho fox hunting season
opens, when the hoises aw In their best
condition. This jear 3fl of the TO classes
are for huntrra and Jumpeis and Vj4 en
tries out of the total of 343 aie In these
The showing of harness hoios, saddle
horses, luicknevs and ponies, although
regarded bj patrons of the exhibit as of
.sccomlaiv Importance, Is expected to de
velop keen contests, as the nuinhei of
entries In these classes Is also larger
than In previous exhibitions.
Tor the first time heavy draft horses
will be exhibited at Brn Mnwr this
enr The lunrt owners In the Philadel
phia suburbs have been making etioits
of late to improso tho bleeds of this
Useful tepe. and In wcognltion of their
effort"- tpeclul classes weie added
F1HST HOUND SHOW
An especial!) Interesting feature of the
week will be the first annual Brjn Mawt
Hound Show, which begins tomorrow and
will continue through the week. Tha
hound show will bo a side event and
will be the llrst exhibition especially for
foxhounds and beagles eer held In this
counti) Packs haso been entered by
hunt clubs fiom Massnchus tts. Ver
mont. New Voik, Vliglnl.i nnd Murjlaml
uwlng to tho British embargo against
the export ot live stock, however, tho
small grevhounds which huw lu-en undet
training In England and which were to
have competed In a serifs of whippet
raros at the Urvn Mawr shuw, could not
be brought oor.
Whippet lacing, which Is somewhat
similar to the spoit of 1 alibi t couislng In
the Western Suites, has been a popular
sport In England for man generations.
Tne group of whippets which were to
have been raced ut Brn Mawr thi week
aw owned by several miinbeis of the
Philadelphia hunting set. Including Ed
ward B Chnse. A J A. Deveruux, Vh tor
C Mather, John H. Con.'orse, V. Plunket
Stewart, John H Valentine, J. Stanley
Iteeve and W. A. Itolln.
WAR KEBP.S SOME A WAV.
The show for fox hounds and beagle
hounds will compare favorably with the
show held each )ear at I'eterboro, Eng
land. The huunrt show coinmltteu in-
cludek th masters of nil tho leading
hunting packs of tht United States and
Canada. Packs that were expected from
Canada, however, have been scratched.
Lticauso of the war.
An unexpectedly large number of en.
tries have been received for the hound
show There uro J3 entries In the M
classes, including PS American hounds,
t) English hounds. 13 Amerlcan-bred Eng
lish hounds. S3 half-bred hounds and il
An amusing feature of tho week will
be a special clats In tho hound shuw
for "working fos terriers." Tha digging
ability of the huunds will be testtd in
this contest. Seven "diggers" from as
many packs have been entered In this
The Bryn Mawr huiscshow has grown
from a show of one day's duration, held
on the terrnco of the Biyn Mawr Hotel
and attended, by about ?5Q persons, ,i)
)ears ago. to one of the lursest in the
The prices this )ear aggregate fXKW In
value. The Radnor Challenge Cup, to be
comjieted for Wednesday afternoon, to the
most prized. It Is valut-4 at J25o. and the
event carries with It a sweepstake of MW
The Bon Mawr Challenge Cup for
harness horses, valued tt $i0, with
sweepstal.es added, and the challenge cup
for the best team of thrt hunters, given
by W. Illnckle Smith wd worth mow
than $300, will be competed for on Thurs
day A total of 413 ribbons will be
awarded In the 'M classe-s.
The judges ut this jeai's show include
Fiank H Caven. Philadelphia, trotting
horses. E Von dir Horst Koch. George B
Hulme and Reginald C Venderbilt, of colored lawn embroidered in pale blue.
New York, heavy harness horses. Joseph arrived late In the morning, accompanied
E. Widener, Philadelphia, ponies In by Miss Violet Itldgw ay, who was so wned
OAT 'GSuBaOJV G-jxr. "
Finale of Summer Golety Draws
Many to Biyn Mawr.
BRYN MAWR, Pa, Sept. 21. With one
accord, society, nftcr amusing Itself for
the last tlueu months at seashore and
mountain, bus returned to ntcml what
has iinnualK become Known us tho gland
flnulo of summer and outdoor gaiety, the
Bryn Mawr Horyesho.v,
This occasion, which marks ope of the
mwt Important toclal nffalih of tho jear,
offers amusement hulllcicntly nlluilug to
draw homo many who would otherwise
prolong their summer vacation, and, al
though the cunt for leudlug roles Is com
purntively small, ull the social woild and
his wife Is tin re to look on.
.Mrs. John R. Valentino, accompanied
by her house guest. Mrs. Robert 1 Ger
ry, of New York, was among the llrst
to utrtvu. The) tcwcifii u Bi.uMj d,i,v ,w
the top of tho grandstand, whero they
were Joined 1.) a numbe. of fi lends dur
ing the morning. With a white linen
i-klrt, Mrs. Valentine wore a soft blouse
of coral and white, her coral-coloied
htocklngs and white shoes earning out
the same coloring. Mrs Gerry. In u linen
skill It ml p.ihi Mlli'W blouse, woie a lu
turist hat of bright purple nnd yellow.
Mrs Churlis Randolph Snowde-n irnpp-d
In fur tho two opening classes "deter
mined to see the opening It she coulu
1 email, during the morning," ps she said
Mrs. Snow den wus wearing one of thu
new basque models, tashloned of black
chiffon taffeta nnd relieved at the nectt
with an oigaudle collar. Her small blick
Imt was trimmed with u liigh standing
.!rs. Howard P. Ilenr) was another who
dropped In for tho eaily classes only
and then left foi an engagement in the
city With a little blue-and-white-stnpert
frock of Millu bhe wore a soft white felt
hat trimmed with woistcd cords. Shu
carried a decided novcly In the way of
parasols, having an exuggearttd handle
of bright yellow nmbtr, while the urn
hiella wns of blue silk.
Mis. William J. Clothier. In an all
white linen costume and soft felt hqt.
ai rived with her littl .daughter Anita and
Joined Mis. Robert I. Montgomery and
her small daughter. Mrs. Montgomery
added a note of novelty to a charming
jellow silk sweater by wearing a gay
Roman scarf knotted over it atound her
Mrs Charles r PaCostu, who appeared
In a suit of n ivv blue and Hat hat
tr'mmed with wheat and poppies, was
accompanied by h- children
Mrs John w converse, in a, lemon
in coral pink and white with a laige
black velvet hat.
The Intense he.it of the morning made
It Impel atlve to wear light summer
clothes, and Mrs. I tony Wain HairWon
and Mrn. Victor Mather, In tin Ir gowns
of black nnd white lawn, weie among
the cool and comfortable.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Reeve weie ac
companied by their ntti active little sons.
Mrs. Reeve with an all white co.stuine
wore coiil colored stockings.
Mrs A. J. Antclo Deverellx wore a
smart black suit of an Indeilnlte plaid
with white collar and rcvera. With this
she woie a black hat faced with white.
Mrs. David B. Sharp appeared In a
cieam colored suit and a biown lint
tilmmed with flame colored .lowers.
Mlns Maiy Ciozlor Page and Miss Char
lotte Bldrtle Williams were nmong the in
terested hpectntois on the grandstand.
Both wore navy blue suits. Mls-s I ago
wore a smart little toque of ceiise stinw
with black wings.
Miss Hnnsell Karlc, a debutante of
this season, who bids fair to follow In
the success of her sisters Mrs. Vlctoi
Mnthcr and Mrs. Eawience Dlllworth
Beggs. is already a familiar figure at
all local shows, and with them Is rec
ognized as one of the most adept horse
women of the day. Miss Gladys Eaile
nlso Joined her bisters duilng the
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Riddle, who
had a number of green noises In the
opening hunting class, occupied their
box during the morning. They were
Joined later by Miss Sarah Dobsuu
Fiske In a soft pink linen suit and .1
little 1.0ft round hat of the new shade
nf beet loot Her parasol was of tho
same shade Miss Flake's llance, Walter
Jelfoids, joined them heforo luncheon.
Mis Ganlner Casaatt, In suit of
cream-colored linen, joined some filemU
duilng the morning, as did also Mrs.
Alexander Brown, In a sulphur-colored
silk sweater and a white Panama hut.
Mrs. R Penn Smith uud her attractive
daughter, Miss Kitty Penn Smith
formed another familiar gioup without
whom no horse show seems quite com
plete. Miss Smith was attired In her
riding togs during the moining
SUNDAY SCHOOLS FIGHT DRINK
Circulate Petition Asking Lawmak
ers to Ban the Traffic,
A half million children, under the aus
pices of the Pennsylvania State Sabbath
School Association, are signing a peti
tion to the legislature, urging that the
legislators make it unlawful to sell "or
traltlc In any manner In alcoholic ''ouors
for beterage purposes." The petition ar
gues that It Is the duty of the State to
curtail and put an end to the liquor traf
fia ab a duty to the citizens of the State,
whose servant the State Is supposed to
Copies of the petition are being circu
lated In every Sunday school of the
State and thousands of young men, wom
en and chlldicn have already affixed their
signatures It Is expected that 000,000
children will have signed the petition by
January 1. when all the copies will be
bound In one volume and taken to Har
risburg to be piesented to the Legisla
ture at the opening of its session.
Ship's Master, Warbound
in This Port, Has Had
Little Word From Loved
Ones Son Held Prisoner.
A young prisoner of war in Eng
land. He is the son of Captain Louis
Maas, of the Hamburg-American
liner Prinz Oskar, now in this port.
LOCAL FIRE RECORD
A. M. "
1S.; Residence 133 FUhtr's avnu;
raa 11 utf
in iimii jiiiriiH
Wnr-bound In this pott, sepaiated from
his wife and two eliildien In Hamburg,
Geiiiiony, with a liftetn-) ear-old son, a
prisoner, in England, Captain Louis
Maus, master of the Hamburg-American
liner Pilnz Oslsnr, is frantic with grief
nnd verging on tho hi Ink of a complete
neivniis breakdown. Tho vessel is an
chored in tho Delaware River olf the
Philadelphia Navy Yaul. Sho has been
there blnco eurly In August nnd dare not
leive this poit for fear that she will he
captured by a British ciulser lurking
uff th" Atlantic cuust
Tho plight of the captain Is pitiful. He
is torn with doubt nnd unceitalnty. The
eternu seama.11, who In his hundreds of
tilp.s across the ocean, has faced death
iiiilllnchinglv. Is bowed and bent with
grief. His loved ones whom ho has not
seen for months, uiu swallowed up In
tho vnitex of the stilfo now rending Eu
lope. A mouth has passed since he has had
word from them anil the uncertainty of
their pres-eut condition Is a tiemondnus
strain on his mind. Ho Is inconsolable.
Mombits of the irew sny lie sleeps hut
little and is constantly talking of his ho
wlni ns 1 nptured with the Hamburg
Amcilcnn lino steamship Kionpilnzes
Ein Cei He at the outbreak of hostilities
The bu) wrote his father a eheciful let
ter whlih w is leceiwil on August 21 from
rnlmnuth England He said he was con.
lined In the pour house and wns expecting
to be trnnsfeireil to a detention camp
"Be bravo, father, nil will como out
light," ho wrote- in comludlng his loving
eplstlo He usked fur mime) with which
to buy food, as he said the food he was
getting was not good.
Cnptnin M-tus sent hi son money, but
ho doc3 not know whether or not ho ever
ie f 'It
Pacing his cabin today. Captain jtnas
bioke Into a tirade against those uhu held
up the- letters which conveyed messages
from his family.
"My son. he said Is a bright lad He
Is only 13 )ears old but big for his age
He Is an apt student and in nlo wonderful
progress In his studies expected to
send him to college net jear. He per
biiaded me to let him take a vacation trip
on tho Kronprlnossln Cecllle and the
English took him prisoner when war was
declared Oh, if I only knew whethe
he is nllvo or dead I want him to be
given good treatment Ills poor mother
In her homo at Hamburg with his two
brothei s must be prostrated with grief
for William, that's his name, was her
favorite I would give eerythlng I nos
pess In this world to have him bv my
side. Can't you get him for me? Do so
and I will give you anvthing within my
power to give )ou Please bring back
my boy "
Tears coursed down the weather-beaten
iHce 01 me rapiain as he made his plea
He was choked with grief and could not
BREAKS GROUND FOR
NEW SHIPWAY HERE
Event Marks Important
Epoch in Development of
Navy Yard Secured
After a Strenuous Fight.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels lutn)
tho fltst spadeful of carlh marking th,
beginning of the building of the rti
shlpwuys at the Philadelphia N4tJ
Vnid shortly nftcr noon today, f
ceremonies of "breaking ground" wet,
simple, but Impressive. A touch of colai
wns added to the scene by the prenci
of a host of naval olllcers In full drew
uniform. Flanking them were the puj.
tic officials nnd an at my of workmsi
and spectators. A full marine guau
stood at "attention" during tho dcdlci"
Prolonged cheers greeted the Sccji
tary of tho Navy ns he accepted th
silver spade from the hands of Captain
Benson, commnndant of the navy yard,
nnd with a sturdy stroko tore 'up thi
ground. He turned and passed the tpadi
back. A salute was then fired.
The event marked the beginning u(
nn Important epoch In the history 0(
the navy )ard. From n lepalr yard It
has now grown to he a bona lido coa
stiuctlvo yard. Upon these shlpnati
at llrst will bo constructed vessels fot
the United States Navy colliers, supplj
ships nnd transports. Later It Is hoped
the mammoth battleships which protect
our shores will be laid down.
Philadelphia's navy yard has been un
denlably the foremost navy yard tht
country ever possessed. Its natural re.
sources and location make It far sum,
rlor to all others. The beginning o(
tho shlpways Is looked upon as an ac
knowledgment of these facts by th
The first vessel to bo constructed at the
yard upon the completion of the wayi
will bu tho naval transport Maumee,
which will cost $1,GOO,000. The contract
for tho transport was awarded early In
the spilng following competitive bicldlnf
by nil the naval constructors of the va
rlous navy yards.
Hundreds of workmen will be given em.
ployment on the shlpways and the tranw
port. They will augment the vast armj
already employed at the yard.
Philadelphia's Congressmen, Logue,
Vine and Donohoe, were greatly pleased
at the Btart of the shlpways. This is the
toward for their strenuous fight In Con.
giess. A bitter battle In opposition to
the shlpways was fought by the Con
gressmen from Virginia. They succeeded
In having the $200,000 appropriation fot
It stricken from tho naval appropriation
bill, only to bo reinserted by action of tha
Representatives from this city.
Sccretnry Daniels arrived on the trail
which reached Broad Street Station al
11:33 o'clock. He was met by Com,
mandant Benson and his staff, Congress
men Donohoe, Logue and Vnre An auto
mobile whirled tho party to the natj
yard, where a marine guard awaited u
an escort. The ceremonies took place il
once. A luncheon In the sail loft follow
ed the ground breaking.
Among the naval and marine offlcen
present were Captain W. S. Benson,
commandant; Lieutenant Commander W,
M. Hunt, commandant's aide; Lleutenaul
George B. Lnndenborger. Captain W. &
Smith, Lieutenant Commanders W. K
Wormian, It. T. Menner, R. S. Kejes;
Lieutenants L. B. Anderson, F. C. Starr;
Naval Constructors E. Snow, G. A. BU
sett; Assistant Nnvnl Constructors A. E
Court, L. M. Atkins, R. "W. "Weyerbacher,
Jr.; Ensigns S. J. Zoigter, E. M. Pact;
Pa) masters M. R. Goldborough, W. 3.
Zane, D. S. Stalnacher, W. J. Hlne, S,
H. Orr, J. O. Bloll; Surgeons W. H. Bell,
A. II. Allen, J. J. Snyder; Commandff
F. C. Fenton, retired; Commander AN
fred Hinds, Lieutenant H. E. Welt,
Major E. A. Jones, U. S. M. C; CapUIj
B. T. Rlttenhouse, U. S. M. C. and
Lieutenant E. S. Willing, U. S. Si. G
DANIELS IS CRITICISED
Ships Not Properly Manned, San
WASHINGTON. Sept 21.-Critlc!sm c
the Administration and of Secretary el
the Navy Daniels, particularly In unmani
ning ships of the navy, Is being heard it
Washington Olllcers of the navy declarj
that many of the recent breakdowns 01
nanl vessels were directly duo to shod
ci e ws.
The cruiser Salem Is bound for tUl
country In a disabled condition. TM
cruiser BlrmlnghVm Is said to be In thl
same condition. Olllcers of the navfi
w ho were'selected by Mr. Daniels afc Ut
niUlscrs, are reported as having admit'
ted the breakdowns worn caused becauit
the ships were not properly manned.
WASHINGTON. Sept. H.
For Eastern Pennsylvania and Me
Jersey: Fair tonight and Tuesday; no
much chunge In temperature; gent't
The area of high barometer continue!
to overspread the eastern half of tu
country, causing generally clear sklei
Tho ci est of tho area has drifted slo
ly southwaul to the Carollnas, and tin
tempet attires have risen In nortln"
districts from tho Mississippi vai.
eastward across tho Lake region, tb
Ohio Valley and tho north Atlantic
New England States. A tiough of lo
pressiire extends from Manitoba soutb
ward across the great plains and otj
Nnithein Mexico, causlno showers ftHf
thunderstorms throughout the grea'
portion of that vast legion.
U. S. Weather Bureau Dullelin
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