EVENING PUBLIC LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, . TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, iDlS
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HEROES SHOW VALOR ON WESTERN FRONT STORIES OF THEIR DARING DEEDS
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SravXThe first American ofllccr to enter
wv-ttl-j-iiaieau-i merry wnen il whs recap
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Sutured bv United States troons was a
ci..t'ormr Philadelphia newspaperman.
&r.t.leutenant John E. Nolan, 438 West
k-f. woodlawn avenue. Germantown. who
has written a letter to friends here de
scribing tho fighting. Lieutenant Nolan
formerly was a reporter for tho Public
While In Philadelphia, ho made his
home with an unclo and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Howard, at the Woodlawn
avenue address. Ho was a member of
the football squad when ho attended
tho University of Pennsylvania,
"Some Hermans may throw down
their arms and yell 'Kamcrad' w hen they
et In a tight place, but not the Prus
sian Guard," said Lieutenant Noi.m In
his letter. "Those Prussian tiuaids
fought like tigers. They stood up like
men, killing and being kilted, until they
were wiped out If our boys had not
been as quick, as well trained and as
brave as the Guaids, we would haw
"I would like to wring the necks of
those war correspondents who have been
writing this 'Kamerad' stuff. It fooled
our boys for a while, cerybody expect
ing the boches to beat It when we
charged down on them. Maybe some of
the weaker units do this. Hut there is
nothing to It as far as we are concerned.
Any Idea that we are halng a wulkoer
Is the biggest kind of a mistake. The
majority of our men seem able to thin
'a bit quicker than the Germans and
that helps us to get by.
"The Germans wo hae met have
proved themselves brave, well-trained,
and are certainly well-equipped. They
made things mighty hot for us There
were only two officers of my battalion
on their feet after we had won Chnte.iu
Thlerry. A number of them had been
killed and thirteen had been severel.v
vounded. I commanded the. remnants
of the battalion oti the march back ti
the rest camp and I, as you know, am
only a first lieutenant. The other otri
cer able to keep on the Job was a
second lieutenant. Ho was slightly
wounded In several places but nothing
serious. 1 came through without a
DRAFT BOARDS NEED HELPERS
Part-Time Clerks and Typists
Asked to Volunteer
Hundreds of volunteer clerks and
typists both men and women are need
ed by the fifty-one local diaft boards in
The call Is not nccrssari 5 for the
registration next Thursday, hu' for th"
ensuing weeks, when the boards will
need clerks to make records and fill
questionnaires and tjpists to fill the varl
ou forms and send out notices
"It la a patriotic si rvlee that will
aid the Uoern- e-i draft machinery
considerably In t'i huge task of olasstfv
lna: and examlnti . the tens nf thousands
?i"vt of new registrants," said L". C Carson,
enter clerk or tne I'nnaaeipnia appeal
"Persons can give their services at
convenient hours to themselves for In
atance, Beveral evenings per week There
Is a pressing need for persons that can
"Volunteers should apply to the local
board In their home district and leave
their name and address, with Informa
tion as to when they can spare time to
aid the draft officers."
OPPOSES NEWCENSUS BILL
Senate Committee Told It Would
Be "National Disgrace"
Washington, Sept 10 (By I N S)
The passage of the censjib bill In Its
present form would be a "national dis
grace," William D. Foulke, of Rich-
,mond. Ind told the Senate Census Com
mittee today, He bitterly assailed that
section of the law that would suspend
the civil service in the cate of census
"Past experlenco shows beond a
doubt that the grossest abuses and
frauds and Inaccuracies, corruption and
extravagance hae followed every cx-
,emptlon of census employes from the
iprovlalons of the clll service law,"
Foulke said. "The present bill In many
respects Is more objectionable than any
previous bill There Is no legitimate
reason for appointing employes under
this bill without civil service examlna-
. tJon because the civil service commission
- Bays It Is ready to fill the places by
1 A 'examination and the President has
authority to suspend tne civil seruce in
j .case of emergency."
. FOOD PRICES UP TO WOMEN
$k" Housewives Can Force Dealers to
lie hair, says Cooke
Philadelphia housewives can control
food prices by dealing only with those
, dealers who keep within the "fair" prices
gy.Jlsted dally by the food administration
ihjt Thls announcement by Jay Cooke, food
administrator for Philadelphia, virtually
.Urges housewives to boycott merchants
whose prices are not In accord with
those of the food administration
"" -"Fair" food prices are published dally,
and It Is the business of every woman
to see that her grocer's prices do not ex
ceed those listed, he says.
Colonel Kemp Safe
m cr in Deluae of Shells
S5$f 'tmtlnurd from Pane One
41TJ. -,. ..
1 put we are sending ten shells back
'one. they send on us."
fjSjy Kxample to IIrltli.li
sfoColonel Kemp Inserted In his lettfcf
'V-'ji quotation from an editorial In a llrlt-
.Jh newspaper concerning tne nppear-
Lijice of the American troops.
'.1 vuna rr tha nnnrennip miners nnour
" rtbe gallant young fighters from Amer-
, Lf Jva, me coionei ijuoieu, was me wnne
t'X- 1 .abb nn.l iiavfMtlnn nf tlipti- teAth wVileh
Hp ness and
11- Kve the
L3 and gooi
em Mich good digestive powers
good health. It Is time for the
'British nation to compare and take no-
rV tlce. Kngllsh mothers should begin at
... wftr, tnnlh hnlfh nnrl fnllnw If vvfth
V VMW ,ww v. .. ...... ......--. .- --.-.,
.&!I)i)"8(enlo methods, so that the future
IS ' M Qreat Britain win De equal to
I. P"the Americans."
'tViV- jn commenting on the quotation, the
f Colonel wrote:
1 "'Thai Is true. Our young men on the
4rhele are the finest looking men in the
iuuj Drmlia.Tliprfl are nianv regiments
lV-the other nations that compare fav-
bly, but the Americans are all line.
Ilk tic fellows. The French go wild
&i "The Americans are a happy lot and
& 4l3l iu-.B -lAln ttnit tiar n tta'a nlmnlir
UI fWliaWB -. lW ,, MUIIUIJ
1 the .French In the way they
tillitr "iswr An American ol-
itMWUvine pnee ana va
in Todays Death List
Corporal Wnltcr A. llnusler, 918
Wagner avenue (.Marine).
Corporal .1. Palmer Ktillerton, Jr.,
900 South Forty-seventh street.
Private Francis Ix-o Cavllle, C130
Private, Horace .1. Wolfe, 71G Fast
Private .lames Runllng. 5732
Private James Alfred Dougherty,
2721 North Ilonsall street.
Private Charles A. Hcalls, S16
North Thirl third street.
Prlvato (JeorKO Cosclil, 3332
Prlvato Anceli) Inverso, 92G Cath
Prlvato Nathan tazzar, 2140
North Mjrtlevoil street.
I'rhule Criirgc Taylor, Jr., 5110
Private Hewitt, Logan
Private J. Preston, Oermantown
September 10, WIS
BROTHERS MEET AT FRONT
Germautoun Soldier Writes
Home of Unique Heunion
Two Oermantown brothers in the !crv
Ice met in F.ince on the battlefield
Stanley F Shore, coiporal In head
quarters" companj. 111th Infantry, and
.Maurice T Shoic, with Mattery I . IJ)""
Field Artllkrv, are the two men rneli
mother. Mrs M T. Shore. Mcs ui "'
Thi Is the description of the reunion
as told by Corporal Shore :
"Our command was testing In the
woods, and while 1 was sleeping Mau
rice's command passed by Maurice
gae a note for me to one of my com
mnnil. and when I awakened and read It
1 made one grab lor my iron ueruy "u
mother foi my gas mask and started up
tii, m.iil. dntihzlp time, about one mile,
until I reached my brother's command
"And that s wnv were seaieo neif m
1 nnint khnilv mot in France eating our
supper together Maurice and I.
Tell the good people ai uume i k-l
.. ,,. .inc. timt l.lhprtv Rell. for I
don't believn the end the "right end Is
far distant "
ROSEMONT SOLDIER CITED
Joceph Cairns Ignored Danger to
Help Care for Wounded
Joseph Cairns, of Rosemont. Ta., a
member of the 149th Machine-Gun Bat
talion, has been recommended by the
ceneral of his division for bravery under
Kecord of the commendation has been
received by his parents, Mr and Mrs.
Joseph Cairns, of Hosemont, Pa., from
the War Department.
According to the official notice, Calms
Ignored danger and helped care for the
wounded and carry them to the ambu
lances In the battle around Sergy,
Cairns enlisted April IT, 1917. nt the
age of seventeen. He was one of seven
men t-electcd from the I.ansdowne. Pa.,
camp to join the Italnbow DIvlMcn.
He was a member of the Junior class of
the Tladnor High School when he en
listed A brother. Sergeant James
Cairns. Is In the quartermaster's corps
at Camp Lee.
SOLDIER JEN DAYS IN HELL'
Sergeant Vctterlein Sends Charles
13. Hall (jcrman Helmet
Charles P, Hall, chief clerk of Select
Council, has received
sent to him by his son-ln-Iaw, First Ser
geant Fiederlck Dudley Vetterlein. In a
t'nlted States supply train, from "some
where In France" The tiophy, fiom Its
appearance. Indicates that It had seen
considerable ser ice
Sergpant Vetterlein lias two brothers
In the service, Wayne S. Vetterlein, who
was hadl wounded at Verdun, but who
has since recovered and has returned to
me iiKiuwiK ....i. ... i.."" .- ""-
i.i- ...I... to It, thrt Titdntv.n nlli Tllv I.
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In a letter received bv Mr Hall from
Sergeant etter leln the latter says I
cannot tell oil in this letter what I did
but I did It. I was ten days In hell, but
wouldnt have mlssedjt
A I MA TI Iiri I A line CnmirDO
ttLMtt ULUIIY LrlULFJ OUliUlCJXJ
American Victories History's
Most Tlirillinx, She Says
"The recent ictnrles of the American
troops In France to me constitute the
most thrilling episode In all history "
In these words Alma CSIuck, the singer,
last night paid tribute to the fighting
men of her adopted country. Accom
panied by her husband, Kfrem Zlmballst,
Madame Gluclc is staying at the Belle-ue-Stratford.
"And. cuilouslv enough, " Madam
(lluck continued, "this wonderful show
ing is the best argument against pre
paredness tli.it ever could lie advanced.
Without being prepared, this great coun
try within one year placed H fully
equipped army of 1.500, 000 soldiers in
a foreign Meld. It's nothing short of
Madam tlluck said Philadelphia most
likely "would hear again from her" In
the coming Llbetty I-oan campaign
"All I'ncle Sam has to do Is to call
on me." she said, "and I will be ready
to do whatever is asked of mo for tho
cause of America."
MAY ENLIST AS ARMY CLERKS
Limited Service Men Hae Op
portunity to Become Soldiers
Men of draft age rejected for active
military duty, but retained for limited
duU. have an opportunity to enlist In
the army to replace physically perfect
men wanted for overseas duty, according
to an announcement by the Military
Training Camps Association, 117 Com
mercial Trust Building, where applica
tion may be made.
The men wanted are accountants,
stenographers, typists, experienced cleri
cal workers, draftsmen, bookkeepers,
chauffeurs, Inspectors, lawyers and engi
neers. They will be assigned to field
depots, arsenals, district ofllces, airplane
and munitions factories and proving'
grounds In Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania
and New York I
All men accepted will be Inducted ns 1
privates and given the usual private's
salary of $30 a month. In addition to 1
food, clothing and quarters.
CHIEF BENDER DISARMS NEGRO;
Prevents Panic on Car When Re- j
volver Is Dropped j
Chief Henfier. famous Chippewa pitch-'
er who formerly played with the Ath- 1
letlcs, still possesses his speed. He
proved 11 toaay wnen a negro dropped a
revolver In an Hrle avenue car.
Passengers Bcreamed as the negro
grabbed the weapon from the floor. The
"Chief was siting opposite. Like a
flash he was on top of the negro and
disarmed him after a short tussle.
Today the nrisone:.who said he was
Dave' Watkins, ira
Killed in France
Continued from Pare One
papers Includes sixty-two men from
this State among n total of 442 casu
alties. Four of the Phlladelphlnns Included In
the day's death list hae been reported
before Upon tho receipt of unulllclil
communications telling of their death
Tho list of wounded, prisoners anil
Sergeant M'Hlter .?. Iltri, 137 South
Corporal Harry II. Haines, 6035 Osage
r,,V,',rpor"1 Tlinm'' I-ee, North
1'rlinte i:imrr Clnjton tiling, 1231
North Fifty-second street.
I'NvnO (Irorge A, Jtoberts, 1029 Mont
rrlvulf Malter H, seders, 59 Xorth
f one.-toga street
I'rlvnte Charles (1. riugfelder, 1522
North American street.
Private ".lack" Harris, 132.1 Pine
Private John W. Wnrk, Jr., 2308
South Felton street.
Prlvatr James 1. Koontz, 2728 West
Private Adolph .Seerth, 146 West Hunt
Private llrrnaril J. Cnkrey, 2540 Mere
Private lieorse M. Weaver, 730 North
Fort -sixth street
Private Mrliulas Triilllcantr, 732 Kat
Private lliirr.v ,1. Ilnlrej, 1933 l!eno
Private (irorge A. ISnhrr.o, Kill! ()
Private Hugh .1. Mgro, .'no9 Mcnil
ttiett I'ltlsOMts i (,,I(JIA
AT I'MiNOU camps
Private Ilarr.v tVilsun, a::t North
Private Mamiii'l Tlinnmn, S02 Nertarlne
Private Antonio Melnlrk. 236 1 .Mar
Private Inrent stotto, 520 West Plko
Private Kdvvnrd (iordon :ividge, 120
West Haines street.
Private John w. Srhelhelliul, I7J9
West Norwegian street
Private Harry P. Melt, 1311 Wyom
located ix hospital
Private .lames J. .Mrl.uuglilln, 173'
South Nineteenth street
PltOJI NKIKIIY I'OI.NT.s
tl.eiitrnunt Clinton V. P. Nrvvholil o:
Wayne . killed In action.
Lieutenant Malvln' J. Nabli, of Mill
viile, N J , killed in action.
Cuptaln Joseph WallHee, of Havcrford,
Pa : wounded.
Sergeant John A. Dickinson, 913 New
ton avenue, Camden ; missing
SKETCHES OF HEROES
Captain Joseph Walker, s-on-ln-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas De Witt Cuyler,
reported In todnj's casualty list as
wounded severely. Is recovering In n
base hospital in Paris. Ho received two
serious wounds near Chateau-Thierry on
July 13, the dav the Germans started
their last offensive
Nurses and physicians of a Philadel
phia unit No. 34, formed at the Kpisco
pil Hospital a year ago arc bringing
the young officer lack to health, al
though In his last letter to his wife, Mrs
T.Ieanor Cuv ler Walker, he said It would
he six months after he was discharged
from the hospital before he would be
able to return to he firing line.
Captain Walker was shot down while
on a desperate mission. He was trying
to re-establish communications with his
regiment, the Seventy-sixth Field Artil-
I"1'' "'l,:' "" inrpiiunp wires neiween
nis ooservaiion pnsi ana neaununrtciH
had been shot away.
There was only one way to apprise
his commander of art impending at
tack, and that was to go back through
the barrage. Captain Walker started to
the rear, creeping along tile giound
taking advantage of eveiy hummock or
The distance ws cut dow n to 150 ards
, ,3 vardl, ,Q ,00 yar(,s At ,nnj m0.
mem a shrapnel shell burst almost be
' . . .
H1(l0 nlt) Fragments inflicted two
iseiious wounds. He fell forward on Ills
' f ,,, .., ,n.,i,,.. ,., ,v,
nmor,ance of hIs information, doggedly
dragged h,mself for.var(, agan. Some.
how he mvered tnat laB, lonB Ktrct,hi
land ,. . of th Se, enty-sIMl! were
1 turned Upon the ground where he had
'seen tho Huns gathering.
1 His messago delivered. Captain Wal
ker collapsed In a dugout. The Seventy
first was too busy tepulslng the Hun
attack to attend to his individual case,
so he lay nine hours without attention.
Finally the stretcher hearers found him
and conveyed him to the rear.
Captain Walker Is a son of Mr and
Mrs. Joseph Walker, of larrlson-ln-Hudson
He has a brother, Lieutenant
Samuel Sloan Walker, in the aviation
section of the navy. '
I'lrnt Lieutenant Mnlvln i. Xabb, for
two years a Mudent-athlete at Swarth
mcre College before he entered the serv.
Ice, has been killed in action in France
while with his men in a captured lllage.
He Is twenty-three years old and the
son of .Mr. and .Mrs Aubrey Xabb, of
iMIllville, N J
' Word of his death waH given to his
parents today after a resident of Mlll-
Illo received a letter from the captain
of Lieutenant Nabb's company. On
August 2 Lieutenant Nabb Is reported to
have led his men Into a. village the regi
ment had just captured. While the
lieutenant was In a building In the
village a airman shell wrecked It. The
officer was Instantly killed.
Lieutenant Nabb went to the first f
flcers' trainlpg camp from college and
received a commission as second lieu
tenant He was transferred to the reg
ular army, and upon arriving in France
was commissioned a first lieutenant
Among the first tc go overseas, Lieuten
ant Nabb was In the fight from the be
ginning. At one time he had been or
dered back of the lines to an officers'
camp, where he was to train for a
higher lommlsslon. On his way tc the
rear ho learned that his company had
been ordered to go Into action and he
Immediately returned to the trenches
and led his men Into battle.
Private (leoree Conckl. nineteen years
old, reported to have been killed In
France on July 16, was born In Italy
and came to th 8 country wnen lie was
nine jears old He lived with his par
ents at 5532 Sprague street, Clerman-
No Christmas Boxes
for Boys Overseas
No Christmas boxes may be bent
the boys overseas unless there Is a
ruling from "Washington abrogating
the order prohibiting the sending
ot pa reels to soldiers.
It Is expected, however, Wash
ington will make borne provision to
cheer soldiers during the Christmas
holidays. The Red Cross here Is
beginning to make plans to send
shipments overseas for Christmas.
It la expected the organization will
follow the same policy as last year.
HEROES IN TODAY'S CASUALTY LIST
BBkBaH. jdp 4y!&5i I L-iEBaMj? 1 1 BaBBatfiE&vr
k. L. 1 r- Cj
NOVf "V V-etcS.ci
Ed H. AIaginnis Se&CHAS. Beowri
Austin Hudsow Srn?f H 0. boubidge
Gassed ANDWouncled wounded
town, and was employed in a grocery
store On March 10, 1917. he enlisted
In Company K, lODth Infantry, and has
been in France since April
Corporal Walter A. Minister, Forty
fifth Cimpany, Fifth Heglment. I". S. M
C. a member of the famous "Seventy
KiMh," lost his life the first time he went
"over the top." according to word re
" vi'i 1 e yesterday by Mrs. A. Hnu'
lei, '.US Wagtur avenm in .1 letter sent
by Franklin Hevvson, 20,'il North Camac
street, one of the soldier's chums
"Hauler was- the best friend I bad
In the company, but he laid down Ills
lire on the field of honor the first time
over the top.' " Hevvson writes. "Hewitt,
another fellow from lxigan, met the
same fate. I am now the only one of
the Philadelphia bunch In this company
who is left Tho rest nro either wounded
or killed One Is a prisoner
Young Hausler. who was iwcniyono
years old, enlisted April 7, 1517. and left
for France June 11 the same year with
the little delegation of marines hastily
organized nt tho Philadelphia Navy
Private Hewitt, of the same company
of marines, mentioned In the letter as
having nlo lost his life In action, has
not been fuither Identified.
I'rlvnte Horace .1. Wolfe, twenty-nine
years old, 710 Hast Thayer street, was
killed in action on August 10, according
to wcTd received by his mother, Mrs
John Wolfe, on her birthday on' Septem
ber 3 He was a member of Company
B, lODth Machine Gun Battalion, and
before his enlistment in tho service a
year ago was an electrician.
Private Angelo Inverso, who died of
wounds, was the only son of an Italian
family who came to this country only a
few yeara ago. He was twenty-four
years old, and enlisted soon after the
entrance of the United States Into the
Private Nathan T.azanr. twenty-two
j cars, Company A, 316th Infantry, was
accidentally drowned on August 17.
This was the only Information con
tained in the dispatch from the War De
partment Lazaar nnd his sister, Miss Ida, were
the only children of their widowed
mother, Hachel, sixty-five years old.
When Lazaar registered for tho draft
ho lived at H02 South Fifth street. After
flvn weeks' training at Camp Meade
ho sailed for France, ine last tenor
tmm tho bov was dated August 11, In
which he said he did not regret being
drafted and was enjoying the best of
Lazaar left Central High School In
i,is snnhnmore year to nccept a place
with the Klectrlc Storage Battery Com
pany, where he was when ararten.
Private (ieorge Talor, Jr., is tho first
member of the pnnaaeipnia oeparimeni
. ,v,!Uo the sunreme sacrifice in France.
Ofllclnl war dispatches from the War
nr,rtmPnt to lii.s father, George Taylor,
of' 5116 Tracy street, last night, tell of
the son s death, ai uresi, un unui a,
less than 11 month after his command,
the 108th Field Artillery, went to the
front lines in France.
Taylor was a policeman only one day,
and his expectation of returning to this
city and resuming active protective duty
as a member of the force will never be
realized. He was only twenty-six years
of age. On July 15, 1917, he was ap
pointed to the force, attached to the
Frankford station, where his father is a
patrol sergeant. An hour or two later
he was granted leave of absence, "for
the duration of the war," to permit his
enlistment. He was assigned to the
108th Field Artillery the old Second
Regiment trained at Noble, and went
to Camp Hancock with the command.
tn nrrlved o erseas in July, almost a
year to the day after his enlistment,
and died on the field of honor a trifle
more than three weeks later.
Cnmoral Fullerton and Privates Ca
vllle, Dougherty and Healls, reported In
the oitlclal casualty lists today, already
have been recorded among the Phlladel
phlans who have given up their lives on
hn battlefields of Franco.
Corporal Harry II, Haines is mo mira
member of his family to receive wounds
while fighting In France. The third sil
ver star was added to the service flag at
6035 Osage avenue yesterday by Mrs.
Haines after she received a leter .from
her husband saying he was wounded In
a recent engagement and is now recov
ering In a babe hospital behind tho lines.
The other two stars are for brothers of
Mrs. Haines, who are likewise In base
hospltalB. They are Lewis W. Dillon,
Battery B, Fifty-Becond Coast Artillery
now recovering at a hospital In Lake
wood, N. J., and Private Theodorio Dil
lon, hurt In a recent air raid the Ger
mans made over the United States army
barracks In Liverpool. He Is In tho t
James' Auxiliary Military Hospital, Llv.
Corporal Haines enlisted In June,
1S16, in what was then the old Sixth
Ilegiment. He served for seven months
tit tne Mexican border and Is now at
tached to Company M, llth United
Corpoial Thumat 1. A. T.ren, Company
Jl, 110th Infantry, In a letter to his
mother, Mrs. E. M. Lees, of North
Philip street, s 'certain of three things
that the 110th put up the greatest
battle ever seen In France, that the
nurses In tho hospitals are "queens"
with the Philadelphia contingent the
queenllrst ot all. and finally, that the
Huns haven't made any error In deslg.
nating the Amex (American expedition
ary) boys the real "Devil' Dogs. " uo
I, letter follows: --.J
1 .1 il 1
L . r uv pee.
Rjorenz Fentom Adolph see:bth
Nathan Lazaar CkAs.PLuaFELDER
going over the lop, but not seriously.
Please do not worry, as It Is no more
than a ilttlt bite.- I myself did not tall
until the haalo was over. We surj did
laich thorn napping.
"I am at the hospital and could have
sent you some German helmets, but we
are not allowed to send them.
"But I am not so sure of you wanting
anything that belongs to tho Germans,
I know I don't. Rut I am short of writ
"Vo have sonic queens of nurses In
tho hospital here. They nre from Cin
cinnati, but. of course, the Philadelphia
nuises are the nicest ones on earth, vvo
kid the life out of them here
"The boches tall us Amex Boys, the
Devil Docs. He can't help calling us
something for we have been chasing
some of late over here.
"You can tell tho world we put up
tho best battle ever fought on French
I'rlvnte V.lmer Clayton Kllng, of 1231
North Fifty-second street, wounded, en
listed In April, 1017, when he was eight
een years old, Immediately after war was
declared. He was on guard duty at tne
Frankford Arsenal and other points In
this city nnd then went to Camp Han
cock and later to Camp I'pton. He went
to France early last spring.
Private (ieorge A. Koherts, In a letter
to one of his chums In this city, said that
he bad been burned on the face and body
by the explosion of a gas shell. His
mother, Mrs. Viola Duff, 1616 Oxford
street, lecelvod an olllclat communication
irom tho War Department, saying he
was seriously wounded August 7.
He was a member of Company D,
Private Walter K. fielders, wounded,
lived at 59 North Conestogaj street when
he enlisted In the regular army on Jan
uary 28, 1017, but his stepmother
mourned over his departure and died the
following August. His father died In
Sclders first went to Fort Slocum and
then to Camp Baker. In Texas. Ho went
to France In June, 1317. with Company
B. Sixteenth Infantry. He was wounded
twice. While on guard duty just after
Christmas nearly a sear ago he was
torn by a shell and two operations were
necessary. His last wound was received
on Julv 20. This was a gunshot wound
In the elbow. A letter received by his
sister, Mrs. Samuel Houser, ot 109 North
Fifty-fifth street, dated August 8, said
he was Improving,
Private Harry J. Harley, of 4933 Tteno
street. Is listed as missing, but a letter
Just received by his sister, Miss Anna
Harley, of Atlantic City, ana a post
card received by his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Edward Harley, of tho Reno street ad
dress, bay ho is in a hospital. He adds
his wound Is from a bit pf shrapnel in
the leg. This is Harley's second wound.
The first was received last December.
Harley, who is twenty-four years old.
entered the service last September, and
was sent with Comnany C. 111th Infan
try, to France after two weeks at Camp
Meade. He was born in Norrlstown,
but his mother died while he was an
Infant, and he was brought to this city
and lived with the lato Dr. John Don
nelly, his uncle, at Eighteenth and Chris
Private Hugh J. Algeo, of 2009 Morris
street, in a letter to his mother, Mrs.
William Algeo, recehed yesterday after
noon, minimized his hurts.
"It Is just a little Injury to tho hand,
and jou will s,ee it doesn't amount to
anything, for I am using it to write you
this letter. Tlease don't tell anybody
that I am wounded."
Algeo enlisted whin eighteen years
old, In June, 1917. He was bent to Camp
Hancock, nnd went to France last spring
with the 109th Infantry.
Private James J, MoI.nuRhlln, 1739
South Nineteenth street, reported miss
ing August 7, is recovering from fever
In a base hospital, according to a letter
received by his mother. The letter was
written three days after he was re
ported missing. "Our next stop Is peace
or Berlin," he wrote. Private Mc
Laughlin, who is twenty-five years old,
enlisted July, 1917, In Company K. 103d
Engineers, when they were encamped
here at Thirty-second and Market
streets. He was sent to Camp Hancock
and Camp Mills and left for France last
Private Harry p. Stelti is officially re
ported as missing in action since July
21, atcordlng to advices from the War
A letter written by the young soldier
under date of August 17, almost four
weeks later, and sent to his mother, Mrs.
John Steltz, of 1311 Wyoming avenue,
Logan, carries the Information that he
Is at a rest retreat, and is in good shape.
This emphasizes her belief that he has
been slightly wounded, nnd that later
official dispatches will verify this belief.
Private Steltz Is twenty-four years
old, was born In Philadelphia, educated
In the Philadelphia schools, and was a
member of tho class pf 1912, Northeast
Manual Training School. Prior to his
entering the service in February last,
he was a tlerk in the employ of the
Comly, Flanagan Company.
Private Charles . Plugfelder, twenty-five
years old, 1522 North American
street, was wounded In the left side on
August 30 while fighting with Company
D of the 109th Infantry. In a letter to
his father he highly praised the hospit
als behind the lines and the physicians
who care for the wounded soldiers. He
enlisted In the service two years ago
ana saw service on tne Mexican border,
Hv4e Aaatoh , Hrthf . twentv.twe
e t ORc, p.
Will Have to Register
Many politicians como within tho
provisions of tho new man-power
bill and must register on Thursday,
Among; them nre:
Judgo Eugene Bonnlwell. Demo
cratic candidate for Governor,
Edward E. Beldleman, Republi
can candidate for Lieutenant Gov
ernor. John II. K, Scott, Congressman-at-large.
William J. McN'lchol, candldato
for Stato Senate.
A. Mcrrltt Taylor, head of tho
housing and transportation depart
ment of the Emergency Fleet Cor
poration, Is within a few days of
being above the ago limit. He will
not bo forty-six until September 25,
thirteen days after registration day
and must register.
Is listed ns missing In action. A letter
received from him recently stated that'
ho had been wounded In the foot by n
piece of shell and had also been gassed.
He enlisted on February 6 last. Since
going Into action Seerth has gone over
tho top five times, according to his
father, nnd nlone captured sixteen Ger
mans. Ho is a member of Company M,
Twenty-eighth Infantry. Before enter
ing the service he was a salesman. His
father, Philip Seerth, Is a butcher.
Private Vincent Motto, twenty-seven
years old, 520 West Pike street. Is listed
as missing in action. He enlisted In
December of last year, nnd was detailed
to Company T of tho Thirty-ninth In
fantry. His parents nnd two Bisters live
Private Nicholas Trnffleante, wounded,
lived nt 732 Salter street. He was serv
ing with the old Third Heglment, now
tho 110th Infantry. Letters to his rela
tives here state that he received his In
juries In July. He had been In the regi
ment for three years, having served on
tho Mexican border.
fleorge SI, Weaver, private, twentv-
four, was wounded In July while serving
wun tompany i, riignieontn Infantry,
according to a letter to his mother at
their home, 730 North Forty-second
street. Weaver wrote that his right
arm had been amputated. Somo tlmo
ago he wa.s In a base hospital suffering
from Injuries to his hip and arm, sus
(ained when a shell blew In a dugout In
which he was. He had recovered from
those Injuries nnd returned to duty when
he was wounded again. Ho enlisted
fourteen months ago and was sent to
Gettysburg, going to Fran.ce in October
of last year.
Trlvate Bernard J. Coney, Company
IC, 316th Infantry, has been wounded In
the right leg, nccordlng to a Government
notification received by his wife, who
lives nt 2540 Meredith street. Casey was
drafted In September, 1917. He was sta
tioned at Camp Meade until last July,
when he sailed for France. He has
three brothers In France.
Private "Jack" Harris Is twenty-six
years old and well known in pugilistic
circles. Ho formerly was physical In
structor at tho Star Garden Recreation
Centre and served on the Mexican bord
er with tho old Third Regiment, N. G.
P., now the 110th Infantry.
Word of his being wounded came In
a letter to Harry Rlngold, a friend, who
boarded nt 1323 Pino street. ' It also
conveyed tho information that Private
Harris had been wounded previously.
He was first wounded June 30, a short
time after the Twenty-eighth Division
arrived In France. His second wound
was sustained July 30, and his present
location la Base Hospital No. 25. The
letter to Illngold follows:
"Would have replied to your card
sooner but for the fact that I was
wounded, nnd that's reason enough, I
got my second bump July 30 (first June
30), but feel pretty good nt that and
nm still smiling.
"Remember me to all my friends and
tell them I'm O. K. The Americans are
'all proving their worth and living up to
.their names as fighters, and the old
Keystone State is getting a goodly share
Sergeant Walter J. I.eltrh, husband of
Mrs, W. J. Leitch, 137 South Fifty-ninth
street, has been wounded In action In
France and Is now In a base hospital
behind the lines, according to word re
ceived here today. He was fighting with
Company M, 111th Regln-pnt, when
wounded, fergcant Leitch spent eight
months on the Mexican border before
sailing for France. He was connected
with the old Sixth Ilegiment lor seven
Lieutenant J. II. Keenan was wound
ed .Tulv 23. nccordlnir to word that has
reached his family at Z72S west somer
set street. He was serving In the N,lnth
Machine Gun Battalion and went to
Franco In February after receiving his
traininir and commission at tort Ogle
thorpe, Ga. The last letter from him
was dated August 17 and stated that he
had been recommended for a captaincy.
He is a graduate of West Choster State
Normal and was a professor of
mathematics at the Bahway, N. J., High
School, nnd also at Swarthmore.
Hergeant John A, Dickinson, twenty
eight years old, 915 Newton avenue,
Camden, has been missing In action since
July 20, nccordlng to word received here.
He sailed for France with Company G,
Twenty-Eighth Infantry. After serving
four years in the navy, Dickinson en
listed In the army during the trouble
with Mexico and served for a time on
Good News for Home Folk
From Boys in the Service
It's a mighty food Job that our fellows
And they're big enough men or the
They are fighting for us and the fighting
A,A Hs little from us that they ask.
Just a few words from home! They aro
bearing tne orum
Of the battle and standing the test.
All letters are helpful to boys at the
But the letters from mother are best.
In the heart of each man there's a bit
of a boy.
Ami that Mt by his mother is owned.
There's a chamber of tenderness, comfort
and joy. '
And there she's forever enthroned.
That part of him never grows up, thank
lie's her baby. Who cares for the restt
He fights and our thanks are his only
But the Utters from mother are best.
Mr. and Mrs. George O. Brooke, 2 East
Penn Btreet, Germahtown, have received
the following letter (dated September 16)
from their son. George G, Brooke. Jr..
now with inachlne-gun company (the old
Sixth of Philadelphia) In France:
Dear Mother Your cheerful letters
are received by ma quite regularly.
Sometimes I get them In less than
three weeks after you wn mom.
But you should have gotten one of
my letters by this time, too. This Is
.1.1 .v,iia i.tt.r I have written to you.
The flrpt one wrote; June 1$; then
t ,rf vou Mijt . wf M
PENNSYL VANIANS HEROIC
A GAINST TERRIBLE ODDS
Half Dozen Keystone Men Among the Small Band Thai
Emulated Leonidas at Fismette on
August 27 '
How a small band of American troops,
including a squad of Pennsylvanlana,
fought against terrible odds In Fismette
on August -27 was revealed for the first
tlmo today In a dispatch from the front
by Raymond' G. Carroll, special corre
spondent of the Public Ledger with the
American Expeditionary Forces.
The . first details of tho fight by the
handful cf Americans who held up n
German counter-attack were gleaned by
Intelligence officers from Lieutenant
Horst Lutz, a captured German officer.
Lutz's recital demonstrated that Lieu
tenant Benjamin 13. Turner, of Chicago,
leader of tho Americans, stuck to his
post with all tho courage and resource
fulness of Leonidas, tho Immortal Spar
tan hero who held tho pass of Ther
mopylae against the Persian hordes.
Pennnylvnnlan Frove Mettle
Turner, a modest ex-sergeant of the
army, who won his commission only a
month ago, still lives. Ho has a wife
at Pacific Grovo, Cal und his mother
lives at 106 Northern avenue, New York
Serving under Turner In the gallant
fight were the following Pennsylva
nlana : Sergeant Richard Moore, William
Flleshlftcr and Ralph II Lesser, of
Rldgway: Privates Frank K. Incoushl,
Port Carbon ; Douglas Hunt, Factory
vllle, and Stanley Savage, Pottsvllle.
Fismette, across the Ve'slo river from
FIsmcB, is now firmly held within the
Allied lines. In tho opening days of tho
terrible fighting around Fismcs It
changed hands repeatedly. On the morn
ing of August 27 a thin, crescent-shaped
line of Americans, composed of six of-'
fleers and 190 men, was thrown nround
the environs of the town.
Shortly before noon tho Germans let
go on the Americans with a concentrated
barrage. The Americans held on In
FILL TOWN WITH PRIDE
One Killed and Seventeen
Wounded or Gassed in
IJojIestown, Sept. 10.
Doylestown is aflame with patriotism
today. Company G, 111th Infantry, cov
ered Itself with glory In the fighting In
France botween August 10 and lu, and,
while the Bucks County men haven't
been mentioned In the official casualty
lists, letters have been pouring Into the
county ever since Inst Friday, telling the
story of how the Doylestown contingent
In what was formerly tho old Sixth
Pennsylvania National Guard won its
spurs, even If it did mean the loss of
somo men and the wounding of many
From present sources of information
It Is definitely known that at least one
Doylestown boy was killed in action and
at least seventeen were wounded or
gassed. There Is anxiety In somo other
Doylestown homes pending tho arrival
of more news In other letters, but the
general feeling is that "no news is good
news," and that the worst of the list Is
Thero are three Atkinson boys in Com
pany G. Albert Atkinson Is a sergeant.
George Atkinson is a sergeant. John At
kinson Is a mechanic. They "got" two
of tho trio George, wounded ; John,
gassed. Sergeant Albert escaped with
'a whole skin." Somewhere In France,
with a Massachusetts command. Is the
fourth Atkinson Lieutenant Daniel At
kinson. Then, there's the Bregan family, Mr.'
and Mrs. Adolph Bregan. They ve got
three sons In France. Two arc with
Company G, and the third is in the 310th
Artillery. The Huns "got" Private
Louis A. Bregan, and they got him good,
for with two bullet holes In his right
arm, surgeons found it necessary to
amputate to save his life. William,
younger brother, nnd fighting In the
same company, like Sergeant Albert At
kinson, was luckier than his brother
and came out of the battle unscathed,
The third brother. In the 310th Artillery,
Is John Bregan.
In earlier letters, Private Moses La
zaar was named as wounded. Letters
just received tell that he has died.
Prlvato Lazaar's mother and father are
dead. There's a sister living near
Excerpts from letters tell of the grill
ing 100 hours through all of which the
men of Company G stood hrm, when
they weren't going forward, and how
when It was all over they had their
orders to go back for the rest period It
was best summed up this way:
"We were tired and hungry, but there
was plenty of food, for there weren't
quite as many of us to eat It."
Physician Gets City Post
Director Krusen, of tho Department of
Health and Charities, today appointed
Dr. Maurice Brown, 5037 North Fifth
street, to the position of assistant medical
Inspector, Bureau of Health. The place
carries a salary of $1400 a year.
have been In France three months now
and, believe me, wo have Been more
action than lots of other divisions that
have been over hero six 'months and
longer, I have had so many escapes
from death that It Is getting to be a
common occurrence. But this Is the
way I dope It out: God has been an
swering your prayers and father's and
every one else's that prayed for me.
Believe me, when a fellow gets over"
here he realizes there Is a God.
A few days ago our company was In
the town of F The Germans had
the town surrounded, so they could see
every one who left It or entered It.
Their airplanes were flying over It and
they had snipers In the town. Our
wagon train had left rations up on a
road about three miles out of the
town. About nine of us went out and
brought In the rations without even
a man getting wounded. It was a
very dangerous mission, but we all
came through O. K.
Later, when we were relieved, our
company leu mai town in broad day
light nnd' we never lost, a man. God
certainly looked after us. you have
heard of Germans sniping with a rifle
at you. Well, I had them snipe at me
with a six-Inch shell, which Is heavy
artillery. You see, there waB a street
In this town that was covered with a
German battery. Every time a man
would walk down the street they'd
shoot a shell at him. Phew I But they
certainly nearly got me. 1
My time may come soon, but Ood
Is listening1 to your prayers and mine',
too. We Btlll have the Huns on the
U Kehedy wt M earth knows iuet tatvW.,.',
run, ana tne-war. may, ena anytime,
face of the terrible fire. Then the Ger"
man Infantry rushed the line. Still the
little band of Americans held on.
Repeatedly the Oermnns charged
against the thin line of boys In khakt
only to bo driven back. Then the Ger
mans tried to gain the town by trickery.
Tho official report of the fight, whlchyfoW
lows, exposes the German ruse:
"During the attack of the enemy soma
one In American uniform ran among our
troops shouting that further resistance
was useless nnd that one of our officers
advised everybody to surrender. Out of
our troops engaged only two officers and
about thirty men retreated, flrtitlnir and
firing, and reached the northern bankfji
VL UIU lll'l,
The soldier who spread the report Is
believed to have been a German In
nn American uniform.
Spies In U. 8. Uniform
Just beforo the dttack a German soN . I
dler named Max Kauv, of the 468d Ger
man Infantry, was shot and mortally
wounded by our men far Inside our
lines. He had lfved many years In the
United States. He was well stocked
with food. It is altogether probable
that the man who shouted "Surrender t"
In Fismette was another German soldier
"Surrender? Hell, I should say not,"
said Lieutenant Turner to his men.
"Wo will fight It out," ho added.
This was In the dim light of early
day 'and the dense smoke of bursting
shells. Again nnd again tho enemy was
The Americans, almost surrounded,
dropped back during the evening, fight
ing from house to houso In the streets.
They finally took refugo In a disman
tled and roofless dwelling, about 300
feet from the bridge to Flsmes. There
they mado their final stand until com
pelled to retreat back across the river.
THREE BROTHERS HELP
IN FIGHT FOR LIBERTY
One of Sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Burns Wounded
Mr. and Mrs. Rlchnrd Burns, 1B05
West Clenrfleld Btreet, are proud of their
three sons Stanley C, twenty-fouf
years old ; Leo W., twenty-one years old,
and J. Ralph, twenty-seven years old'
all of whom are in the service.
Stanley, a prlvato of Company HV
110th Infantry, has been wounded In
action. Ho is recuperating In a hos
pital in Bouthern France. Lee Is a mem
ber of Company L, Fifth Regiment,
marines, and is In France awaiting the
call to nctlon. The other son, J. Ralph,
Is a lieutenant stationed at Camp Tike;
Arkansas, as an Instructor. He Ik mar
ried and has a four-year-old Bon.
Private Stanley Burns was draft?
last October and sent to Camp Meadt
later being transferred to the Twenty
eighth Division, then stationed at Camp
Hancock, Gu. Ho went overseas with
tho division last May and two months
later July 29 was wounded In tho
Toot while the Twenty-eighth was en
gaged at the Marne. In a letter to his
mother, dated August 11, he said the
wound wns healed and that he was able
to be about. August 10, he said, a
number of American women visited the
hospital, bringing ice cream, the first
he had eaten since leaving the United
States. He was formerly cashier at
the banking and brokcrago firm of Ar
matt & Brown.
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