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VOL. I NO. SO
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1014.
CortttotiT. 10H, bt thi Polio Lim Courinr.
pities o:ntd cent
BRITISH STEAMSHIP ABLAZE;
RUSHING BACK TO VIRGINIA
JiCTsJ -TV JcjTjIyWvAw W flSfo
German Cruiser Koenigsberg
' Also Ends Career as Com
merce Destroyer England
Acclaims Naval Victories.
. VICTIMS OP T?CE EMDEN
LONDON, Nov. 10. So far as known
the German cruiser Emtlcn had cap
.Ured, sunk or driven ashore 2-1 ves
sels In her raids on Allies' ships In
tho Pacific Ocean. The 21 ships aro as
Hmilin crulier S.mtchur.
French destroyer Mcuiquet.
Collier Bunk nlbtra ,
Trabboeh. Clan Grant
Craft iman Ponrabble
Clan Matheton Kamls-askl
Tumeric Tuo unnamed ahlps
Not Including tho TumorickU.e Pon
rabble and tho two unnamed ships,
tonnage of which nro not known, tho
victims of the Emden represented a
total tonnage of K,0G5 and a. valuo of
more than J10,000,000.
LONDON, Nov. 9.
The cruiser Emdon, German terror of
tho East, whoso sensational falds on
British shipping and even on allied war
ships have been a constant source of
humiliation to thp British Admiralty, has
been destroyed. Finally forced into bat
tle by the Australian cruiser Sydney, the
Emden was sent aBhoro on fire from
stem to stern. Her grave Is on the Cocos
(or Keeling) Islands, In the Indian Ocean
southwest of Sumatra, where she was
driven by tho Sydney after a sharp fight
KOENIGSBEBG BUN DOWN.
The news of tho destruction of tho
Emden was announced by the Admiralty
today. Almost at tho same time came
word of another British victory on the
ca, when it was announced that tho
German protected cruiser Koenigsberg
had been driven Into the mouth of tho
ItuflJI Illcr In German East Africa. The
Bittlsh cruiser Chatham ran down tho
Koenigsberg, and tho Admiralty declared
tho German vessel had been bdttlcd up.
The destruction of tho Emden, which
caused great rejoicing here, followed a
chase. In which the Sydney, heavier and
more formidable than her opponent, also
showed greater speed.
Unofficial advices reaching here declare
that Captain von Muller and a majority
of the crew of the Emden nre believed
to have been saved.
The Sydney, which was one. of the 70
warships that wero on the trail of tho
Emden, came upon the German cruiser
early yesterday. Tho Emden tried to
escape from the Australian warship, but
the Sydney proved too epeedy.
FOnCED TO GIVE BATTLE.
The Sydney opened Uro upon the Ger
man ship and the latter, being unable to
outdistance her rival, stood by off Keel
ing, in the Cocos group, giving battle.
After a sharp fight, In which the Emden
was badly damaged by the Sydney's
shells, the former was run ashore.
Tho Emden had been set afire by Are
shells and was burning briskly when she
Tho Sydney fired a few moro shells Into
tho stranded German ship and then drew
Tho casualties on the Sydney were three
killed and 15 wounded.
HEAVY LOSS ON EMDEN.
It Is believed here that the loss of life
aboard tho Emden must have been heavy.
Sho carried a crew of 321 men. In the
destruction of the German vessel the
sinking of tho Russian cruiser Zemtchug
ond tho French destroyer Mousquet on
October 2S, at Penang, has been avenged.
On that date the Emden entered tho har
bor, flying the Japanese flag and tor
redoed the two warships.
The Emden'H career has been the most
picturesque in the Kaiser's navy. Com
manded by Captain Karl von Muller, she
Jias swept the Pacific, capturing or Blnk
lng moro than a score of merchant ves
sels of the allied nations.
Coming on the heels of the stirring war
apeeches of Lord Kitchener and Winston
Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty,
tho feat of the Sydney In destroying the
Emden roused London to a fever of en
thusiasm today. Tho cry now Is that the
Good Hope and Monmouth must be
PLAY13D HAVOC WITH SHIPPING.
The Emden had played havoc with Brit
ish, mercantile vessels and had eluded all
efforts of the British and Australian navy
to capture her until this meeting with the
Sydney. Of the 48 British vessels de
etroyed, from the beginning of the war
up to the end of October, the. Emden Is
credited with having ended the course of
21, The vessels sunk had, an aggregate
value of W 000,000, exclusive of their car
The Emden began her activities against
the shipping of the Allies on August B,
when" she sank Uie steamship City of
Winchester In the Indian Ooean. Five.
days later she made a dash Into the Bay
of Bengal and destroyed two more Brit
ish, ships. By September U she had sent
Svq more British merchantmen t0 (he
On September 14 the Emden went out
injo me inaian ucean again and sank
thjtfe British ships In one day. By Sep
tember 20 she had added a collier, o,
dredge and another steamship to- her list.
Qn Septomber 23 she bombarded the city
of Madras, but slipped away when the
forf? answered her fire. Two vessels
wejwi sunk by her on September t6 and
another one the next day.
In the following two weeks she sank
Concluded on Page Four
FA I B.
fUM IF SAT a EH
fin 4 toawwlwr
ftr frtdili, kui pw$,
Vessel, Laden With Horses for Allies,
Left Baltimore Saturday. i
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. lO.-The Brit
ish steamship Hembrandt, which toft this
port Saturday morning for St. Nazalrrc,
France, lndcn with SCO horses, barbed wire
and other war materials, for tho army
of tho Allies, was aflro yesterday off the
Virginia Capes, and Is speeding toward
Tho blaze Is now under control and
confined below decks.
AS NEW FORCES
GRIP IN BATTLE
German Attacks Repulsed
and Franco-British Lines
Pushed Forward in Fierce
Fighting in Dense Fogs.
Hattling desperately in dense fogs,
which have caused such confusion in
the ranks that both armies have at
times fired upon their own men, the
Allies have repulsed the German at
tacks and have advanced at several
points in the face of tremendous fire
from the Germans' big guns. Both
sides have received reinforcements,
and the fresh troops are being hurled
into the foremost ranks.
Ypres, one of the chief points of
attack, lias been set on fire by the
German shells, and other towns along
the battle line are burning.
The official statement made in Paris
this afternoon says that between
Rheims and Berry-att-Bac and also in
the Vosges attacks by the Germans
have been repulsed and that the Al-lies'-lines
have been slightly advanced
at several points.
Cracow again is under Russian as
sault. Heavy artillery is pounding
at the outer line of forts and the
Cossacks are sweeping the surround
ing country. This marks a fresh en
try of Russia into Germany, as Cra
cow is the key to Silesia. The Aus
trians are reported in a rout in the
vicinity of the San.
AH zones of contact between Rus
sians and Germans arc now reported
by Petrograd as in the Kaiser's ter--itory.
The province of Posen has
been penetrated further by the Czar.
Shabats, an important town of
Scrvia, on tli,Save River, was bom
barded by the Austrians, who were
forced to cease attacks after a 12
hour artillery duel.
Ensigns of Japan and Great Britain
now float over the German citadel of
Tsing-Tao, into which the Allied
forces made triumphant entry today.
SiXj hundred thousand Russians are
pressing nacK me xurK cavalry in a
rapid invasion of Armenia.
Bedouin raiders have attacked the
Italian fortress of Slonta, in Cyrene.
They were repulsed. An Italian of
ficer and six men were killed. This
assault followed operations of Sun
day, in which Italian store trains were
seized by- the Turkish raiders.
Whether or not these moves in Africa
will provoke Italy to war with Turkey
has not been indicated in Rome
dispatches. Turkey exercises a
sovereignty over the Bedouin peoples.
Russian forces have pushed, further
Concluded on I'mo Four
WOMAN INJURED, OTHERS
ESCAPE IN EXPLOSION
Boiler in, Roxborough Home Blows
TTp, Wrecking Xower Floor.
Sirs. Ilobert Harrison, 216 Dgpont street,
noxbprough. was perhaps fatally Injured
In the cellar of her home today when the
boiler of a steam-heatlnjr plant exploded.
The Interjor of the houso was wrecked.
Mrs. Catherine Burjr, who Uvea next
door, was in the kitchen of the Harrison
homo when the explosion occurred. On
an upper floor Clara and Susan Harrison,
sisters, were sleeping-.
Mrs. Bur was cut by glass from a
window back of her when the boiler ex
rloded. Mrs. Harrison had Just eft her.
"I had gone In to see Mrs. Harrison,"
Bald Mrs. Bure. "We were talking' by
tho door when Mrs. Harrison said she
must ro look at the furnace nre. and
asked me inside. She started down the
cellar -steps and was hardly out of eight
when the explosion occured. X saw a
sheet of flame and steam flash up In the
eollar and at the same Instant I was
The cellar and everything; in it was
thattered. Overhead the floqr of the
three rooms above lud been ripped up
ward and the furniture ' thrown on end
and smashed. Every window In the
house was broken.
80m one iiinvM 1b as alarm d(rtly
after the explosion. When firemen f
Bngise Company No. 12 reached the hou
they ran Into the cellar and. found Mrs.
Harrison lying; uaoenftcteua near the
wrecked boiler Burning coals bad been
hurled about to cellar and the partitions
and beams were; biasing:.
Mrs. Harrison was carried out and tn
nracoen Hooded th cellar Tbu-n sui-
afeeei:, U two gWte on the mmeaaA
Ws WWNl Ttr IMA.
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VIEWED AS EACTOR
IN UNION LABOR
Report to American Federa
tion Convention Urges Im
portance of Their Organi
zation. The second session of the 31th annual
convention of the American Federation
of Labor, In Horticultural Hall, this
mornlnc. was devtoed entirely to reports
of committees. Those which reported
were: Committee on Credentials, Com
mittee on Rules, and Auditing1 Committee.
A striking' fact In the report of the
Committee on Women's OrRanlzatlon
was that during1 the past year a cent was
contributed by 1.167,591 members for tho
special work of organizing the women
workers of the country under the ban
ners of the American Federation of
"The American Federation of Labor has
not been unmindful of the organization
of women workers," saya the report In
this matter. "It has been necessary for
women to enter many fields of Industry,
where they work side by side with men.
Unless they are organized they constitute
a direct menace to the Improved con
ditions In that Industry which men have
secured through organization. Unorganiz
ed workers anywhere constitute an In
direct or a potential danger to better
conditions which organizations have se
cured for organized workers.
'Training and customs of centuries have
made most women mora blghly individ
ualistic than men In their Ideals and
practices. Women remained In their
homes long after factory production dis
placed heme production. They have been
later and slower In learning the lessons
that teach the necessity for united ac
tion for the protection of the workers.
Since women have gone Into the mills.
the factories and the shops, mdny have
not yet learned to look upon their work
as a permanent trade.
"Their work is casual labor whllo
they wait for what they have been
taught to regard the end tn life mar
ilage. For this reason women workers
as a rule accept conditions as they find
them and make little effort to bring
The convention was addressed this
morning by Dr. Charles J Hatfield, ex
ecutive secretary fo,r tho Study and Pre
vention of Tuberculosis. Dr. JUttteld
told of the work accomplished by tho
society and thanked, the A.- F. of L. for
the suppo'rt it gave the society through
its national office, the 'State federations
and the hundreds of unions throughout
The e4)vtttoi adjourned at U o'ajoek.
this morning until tomorrow In order to
give the various commltues a oppori
tuitty t(j Qjgankte. e
ThU afternoon the women deUgt
will be taken on a sight-seeing- trip
through the city. A number of theatre
partus will be UUl for the detent to
night. Bogus Relief Agents Sought
SYKACUSS. N. T . Mav ia,-J3emis col-
UOBMBMMM TSW HOUC4 OX tVU t)NH
have beu requested U Wrt the
winders ou 4bt-
SOMEBODY'S DUE FOK" A BUMP
PRESIDENT GOMPEBS GREETS
LABOR FROM PHILADELPHIA
Holding Its 31th annual convention
In Philadelphia, tho city In which the
.Declaration of Independence was
given to the world, the American
Federation of Labor sends n messago
of fraternity and good will to tho
worklnsmcn of America. Tho doors
of our unlonB are thrown wide open.
Inviting all wage earners to enter and
to Join with us In the effort to pro
tect and promote the rights, interests
ond general welfare, not only of the
workers themselvea, but of oil our
To Intelligently, earnestly ant un
selfishly strive for a better life for
all, exalts and ennobles and assures
the triumph of the cause of humanity.
WARRANT FOR ERSTWHILE
CLUBMAN ISSUED BY WIFE
Carlisle Norwood, Who Left Bride,
Charged With Non-support.
A bench warrant for tho rearrest of
Caiisle Norwood, clubman, Boer "War
hero and son of a mllllonalro lawyer, of
New Tork, was Issued by Judge Brown
In the Domestic Relations Court today,
when he failed to appear In court to
answer the charge of non-support pre
ferred by his wife, Mrs. Olga Good Nor
wood, of the Newport apartments, 16th
and Spruce streets, who alleges her hus
band deserted her a week after their
marriage In Los Angeles, California, in
Norwood was arrested In New York
while visiting the home of his mother In
July of this ear by Detectives Scanlln
and McCarthy, of Captain Cameron's
staff, and brought to this city. The club
man faced Judge Audenrled who fixed
ball at 41000.
Norwood Is well known In New Tork,
London and Paris and his escapades have
been frequent While visiting friends In
Los Angeles, Cal", lie met Miss Good,
the daughter of the late Charles Good,
who for SO years was a clerk In tho
court of Quarter Sessions. To the sur
prise of Mlr Good's friends, In this pity,
she married the g(obe trotter.
They came to this city to visit Miss
Good's parents and wjille In Broad Street
Station they had a quarrel. Norwood,
It la said, boarded the next train to New
York, while his wife of a week went to
the homo of her mother
When his father refused to give him
funds, Norwood obtained employment as
fireman on an ocean liner to Liverpool.
Her made his way to Cape Town, South
Africa, during the Boer Wat and enlisted
aa a private In the Boer ranks. His
services were so meritorious that a medal
for bra Very uaa presented to him.
ARGUE OVER WAR; TWO DEAD
Pistol Duel Follows Assertion About
ATLANTA. Go.. Nov W.-WIIUam Lind
say and John Reynolds, inotornaaa and
conductor respectively on a subuiUua
traJWy Un. both died frosa wounds suf
fered in pistol duel fought at the and of
thAk Uflp tartar t04a s tfa FtMiU af a.
XerMla la Wt to hv caUed UuA
sy . Ha wbtn tht buter aaaerteA 1SM.CD
OonMMM bad lrdy Urn sii.ed in
TO HOLD UP PLAN
Director, Accusing Company
of Denying a Necessity,
Warns of . City-owned
Competitive Transit System
Director Taylor's Ultimatum
to Union Traction Company
There Is no question about the city's
ability to establish recommended rapid
There Is no question as to the city's
ability to have them equipped and
operated Independently If the Union
Traction Company persists In with
holding Its support.
What Is needed now to make the
program effective Is approval on the
part of the stockholders of the Union
Traction Company and on the part
)f .City Councils.
The city Is going to establish ade
quate rapid transit facilities.
Tha Union Traction Company stock
holders aro now in receipt of divi
dends equaling 17.15 per cent, on the
U'.SO paid In on their stock.
It would not be a hardship on the
Union Traction Company stock
holders, who are In receipt of a
rental of $1,800,000 per year, to turn
back one-half of that rental as an
additional Investment upon which
they would bo allowed 6 per cent.
If the city should be forced to
establish an Independent system of
municipally-owned, high-speed lines,
operated Independently In competition
with the existing sjstem, the Union
Traction Company stockholders would
find the earnings of their property
depleted to such an extent that the
pajment of such dividends could not
If the Union Traction Company
stockholders fall to Indorse the transit
progrum, the Frankford and Wood
land avenue elevated lines may be
connected by a competitive Chestnut
street subway rather than by the use
of the present Market street subway.
Direct notice that Philadelphia will
build and operate its own high speed,
modern transit system, If the Union Trac
tion Company stockholders do not fall
In line with the transit development plan
without delay, has been served by Tran
sit njrctor A. Msrrltt Taylor, who today
reiterated his remarks cf last night be
fore the Traffic Club.
Director Tailor, In a snappy, straight-from,-the-shoulder
talk that bristled with
fasts, held up the Union Traction Com
pany as the one big obstacle to rapid
transit in this city. The Director pointed
out that extension wban eded to the
stating surface system was the only
burden put up to the Union Traction
Company. This conHtany, be said, mum
make taem or be convicted of denying
th people a necessity.
Tha time for delay D rector Taylor
pointed out. was post He declawd plenty
of Ume kaa been given the Union Tr4
Uoa Company stockholders for delibera
tion and th tloie na4 now arrived wbe
th eity Ms prnjasd " UbH Wd
ueutttt asUie. " Union Itwetiaa
Company tockaoWr Uraia
proaasltjr Wb4fcr thay wUl sM Hm
rgatjftj UB ?
BULGARIA IN WARLIKE
MOVE IN AEGEAN SEA
Gulf of Lagos Reported Mined to Pre
ATHENS. Nov 10.
Bulgaria Is preparing for tvnr. Mines
are being planted In the Gulf of Lagos,
nn nrm of the Aegean Sea, to prevent an
attack on Bulgarian shipping there.
U. S. WARSHIP
IN TURK WATERS
Cruiser North Carolina, After
Mission of Mercy in War
Zone, Said to Have Been
Blown Up at Beirut.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10,-Word was re
ceived here todny from unoflklal rourcci
thnt the United Slntes cruiser North
Carolina had been blown up In the habor
of Beirut, Turkey. Neither thf State nor
Navy Department had any word of the
occurrence. Confirmation from any source
Is wholly lacking.
The matter was considered of enough
Importance, however, to spur the depart- .
ments to renewed efforts to get In touch i
with the North Carolina and her sister
ship, the cruiser Tennessee.
Admiral Flske, chief of the Bureau of
Operations, Navy Department, stated that
Ave dnjs ago he sent a message to the
commander of the North Carolina, asking
for Information concerning the reported
landing of American nnrlncs nt Beirut.
No reply yet has come to this message.
Admiral Flske stated.
The North Carolina was dispatched to
Europe early In the war to carry gold for
the use of refugees. It has remained since
In Kuropean waters under special orders.
The armored cruiser North Carolina
was launched October, ISOfi, at Newport
News. It lins a normal displacement of
14,500 tons and full load displacement of
15,'jSl tonit Its complement consists of
W) men as llagshlp and 915 ni a private
ship. The length at water lino Is 602
feet, beam 73 feet and maximum draught
2614 feet. The length overall Is BOI'4 feet.
The North Carolina has a speed of 20V&
knots an hour.
WOMAN, CLOTHING ABLAZE,
DASHES TO CROWDED STREET
Young- Man, Name Unknown, Bents
Out names With Rug.
Hundreds of persons on their way to
work this morning saw a young woman
dash from a Market street restaurant
with her clothes aflame. A young man,
who disappeared before the police of the
4th and Racestreets station could obtain
his name, threw the woman to the pave
ment and smothered the flames with a
rug he siezed In a nearby store.
The woman was Katie Kayensky, 21
years old, 613 North Hope street. She
was taken to the Jefferson Hospital tn
a patrol wagon and Is suffering from
burns on the entire body. Her condition
She Is employed In the Colonial Restau
rant. 320 Market street A pan of grease
had boiled over, setting fire to her cloth
ing. PRESIDENT DISAPPROVES
BIGGER NAVY APPROPRIATION
Saya Next Year's Budget Must Not
Exceed Present Amount.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. President
Wilson today said there would be no In
crease of naval appropriations for the
The navy program, It Is understood,
ccntemplatea two battleships and the
usual quota of auxiliary craft. The ex
pressed opinion of Admiral Dewey and
tho General Board of the navy, that four
battleships were necessary and a large
number of submarines, apparently has
beer. Ignored by the framers of the pro
posed measure The President declined
to discuss the details of the drafts of
tho supply measures.
The only department that will be given
increased funds In the coming fiscal year
Is the Department of State, because of
the heavy expenses to which the depart
jnent was subjected by reason of the
war In Europe.
AH the other departments of the Gov
ernment, the President declared, would
receive amounts equal to or less than
they had operated on during the present
fiscal year. He was asked how the Gov
ernment could operate its numerous new
bureaus without Increasing expenditures,
but he declined to be drawn Into a dis
cussion of the budget.
UNCLE SAM GUARDS WATER
Federal Control Over Supply Fur
nished to Interstate Carrying; Lines,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.-Water sup.
piled on Interstate railways and boat
lines for drinking purposes will be under
the inspection of the Federal Govern
ment, it was announced today at the
Treasury Department. The Public Health
Service will allow only such water as
has been taken from safe and pure
squrceu to be used.
State Health Departments will have
absolute control of public health matters
In their own State, but Surgeon Gen
eral Blue announced that '"whera mere
than one Stata Is concerned, where the
welfare of one Staje U being menaeed
by the carelessness of another, the Fed
oral Government wMl assume eontrol of
GIRL REFORMER ENDS LIFE
Despairs of Bf forts ta Reduee -World's
PITTSBURGH. Nov M-Aaat C HU
M, M years old a iwromlneaar number
of the 3riua Lutha Cfct4fe of
toWMHB P(U fcr 3 b
frBftw (A swMv4 tbr m ao sawej
erfcc is Uu wottd kr fc&il vitluai MaiM
talUd to Lwfktvue cu4iUoos- Saw few
tVrtft4 m)MI tiso to a4 be lis.
SHIP TO CARRY;
Charitable Citizens Plan
Sending Another Vessel
Across the Atlantic fyith
Food for Starving Belgians.
CITY CAN EASILY SEND
MEAL TO EVERY BELGIA1
Philadelphia hnn contributed $100,000
toward the relief of starving Belgians.
Five cents provides food for a meal.
Therefore through tho generosity of
thli city 2,000.000 Belgians will each
receive a substantial meat.
Would It not be n fine, big thing if
the City of Brotherly Lovo could send
across the flea a meal for each and
every starving woman and child In
This means that tlSO.000 will hav tn
be given. Can 160.000 be raised today? P
Tt rnnt Fnp v..trrta v'a n1tAH,n P
exceeded $53,000. ,
What have you done to provide tHe
Belgians with a meal?
John Wnunmnkcr announced latc-lhls
afternoon thnt the steamship Thelma
would null for Itottenlam at noon tomorrow.
i,nn Hiiiiuuucru uj .nr. ivnonmnKcr,
that he would chnrter n aecond ship,
Tlie Mecnnil nhlp, which also will h
laden with proWnluns for the Marwl
loir Belgians, will lene n noon ns t-ls
necmnnry contribution!! nre recelvtiSJ'0!!
.i ... u uwk iiiin niiernoon ine CO)
trlliutlon had passed the 8120,000 mat'
, . j,. , ,. .. -
While passing river craft were salu
tho Thelma, Philadelphia's mercy ;at
nnd sailors ncro decorating her fu,,
with tho Bed Cross emblems, John W, .,
iiuiKcr ana memoers oc tne uclglanw '3
lief Committee were in stralnn tndnv - 'I
lining plans to charter a second shlf,ev 1
-.. ,, iiimiimjici uiiu me puuimneo (
wie i-niiiiucipma newspapers new r,f th
fcrence in the former's oflice. Th gomf
rerence was called for the purp favors
cnaricrmg anotner mercy snip. p0a
Should tho committee agree tod, busr
cnancr anoincr snip sno will oe ui, anrfa
as the "Thanksgiving Day Ship." prob-.3
planned to charter a vessel of theitlng t 2
tonnage os tno Tticima. in the eveh. an
"Thankmlvlng Day Ship" leaves v tihTl
shores of this city within tho next 'cfJl
dnys, according to sea captains, Bhe ou.-
w icuvii xiuuuruum un or anuruy uvi. s-
The conference was still going on a
o'clock this afternoon. It was reDor.
thnt members of the executive comn'j
tee were In favor of chartering a sr-,
ship. ,. I
John P. Dwyer, a member of the ,
milter, snlrl! "'.
"The question of chartering n. secJf-
ment will he made until the confer1 J
Is over." .
Tr. ii.s.nl tin ..... V....... .!... f .
committee. It is expected that bef
day Is over a. ship will be decided'--
Ul.n.tl.i .. ......... ..nui , .. n,t-
oiiuuiu u. luoici ycflaci .hum uiu a I.vli
be chartered, thcro Is a chance that t
mercy ships will drop anchor slim,
Between the hours of 9 this mor
and u this afternoon mcre than 115,000
taken In the relief headquarters In
basement of tho Lincoln Building,
brings the total contributions a
The Thelma today Is the main attract
along Philadelphia's rler front. She w
viewed by thousands of persons on th
way to work. Sight-seeing automov
made It a point to tour the river,
section. Guides ou the touring uut,
ones oruerea tne cuauneurs to stop. I
"Itemember, tomorrow -we'll let her h
said a 60-yc.ir-old 'longshoreman, wh.
faco bore a nut-brown tan caused by t
wind of 50 winters along the Delawi
"I'd rather be slinging these boj,
without wages than go to the op
house or buy a ticket to see a silly elf
nt a circus," replied a tall, wiry y
Scotchman, who was performing hl .
day's work as a dock 'longshoremr I
MERCY SHIP SAILS TOMOBB
The Thelma Is due to weigh "'QJ
tomorrow. It was reported toda,0
when the vessel leaves a delegati.
prominent men who are active In
work In Philadelphia will be on t
to wish her bon voyage.
The doors of the relief headq
were thrown open early today. Tht
ular corps of women cashiers and cl
arrived to And the floor covered
bags containing mall.
The first check to arrive was front
Luke's School. The check was for
While hundreds of men, women and
dren were pouring into the basemen
the Lincoln Building a squad of n
men were busy putting up a large
ner on Broad street, on which the
lowing words were inscribed:
"Headquarters of the food ship fc 1'.!
New signs were noticeable in the
quarters today. The signs are tact)
on the wall. On some of the nw'Ji
the following appeals appear.
"This Is not our war, but a stai
child Is any man's problem."
Another sign reads;
"It you can't give without some &
floe, then make the sacrifice."
Among the first arrivals at th ' I
quarters was a Negro, accompany I
two little negro boys, who kve I
names as Joseph and Buddy. The
handed over two toy banks, wW
talned ItU. flOWV
"1 hope these few pennls
those good white people orr
Belgium," said the Negro, aa Pern
out, followed by the two small,
Bmployea of S. Kind & Soag Si
check for law- T
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a, couple of youngsters, aceofHg
contribution of ot. The iM
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