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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 12, 1918, Night Extra, Image 2

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t?Coroner Calls for Volun-
tecr Grave Diceers Pris-
oners to Be Used
"Fool Order" Has Caused,
Deaths bv Dcprivinc Sufferers
of Remedy, Says Knight '
More than 100o bodies of PhlHdelphln
Influenza victims are awaiting burial
To bury them the rlty ha, been called
. ,. . iavx,.rr
npon to transfer hundreds of laborers
.pun iu .. ,i.
from the street, water and -ewer ''
. . - I l... Ih.. n
panmems io renini-nm nv.i- ......
me as grave dlggrs. Convicts Inve
also been commandeered
That hundred, of the bodlc, must re
main In the homes, morgue's nnd !n,e
ments of emerge ncj hospitals oer Sun-
day Is vlrtnallv certain, for the hard-
pressed undertakers nre unable to cope
with the situation
The,e were the outstanding feature,
In a statement made toda by Coroner
Knight when discussing the Influenza
'There I, a pressing need for grave
diggers," said Coroner Knight, 'and to
lelleve the sltu-vtlon and eliminate the
menace of the bodies hundreds of loal
citizen, ought to step forward todav
and sen e as Brae-dlgiters In the city
cemeteries "
The coroner a,,erted thu the situa
tion Is acute and that drastic ,tp, must
be taken to protect the health of the
Chler Punlap of the Water Hure.iu
notified Coroner Knlsht that he had
ordered the laborer, at the water works
to build 200 crlllns to help out In the
crisis. Mnn big Industrial plants with
carpentry shops are turnlnR nut cot
flns also, the Brill pHnt h.ilnh irn
pteted J00 for the health authorities
The, lie Hr J M Corr'Ran, of the
Ttoman Catholic Cathedral, lla't t
gan square, notltled Coroner Knltcht
thla mornlnR that the mortuar of the
hurtJt would be opened for the bodies
of Catholics beoaue of the present latk
of burial facilities
Imestli-utliii- rndertnlter
Pesplte the serious tlurce, of prof
IteerlnB that hue been Icdged aR.Unst
certain undertakers, Cororer Knlnht to
day asked the public to withhold Judg
ment until hi, deputies hae compleud
their lnestlRatlon
"If It Is found that any undertaker
has been soUKlns," sild Mr Knight,
"we will begin proceedings that will
land the gouger In Jail Dut we must
bear In mind that undertakers are hard
pressed and that man) men and women,
drhen frantic and half Insane because
of their Inability to burv their dead,
are In a mood to say most an thing.
Their statements are being Investigated,
and not a stone will be left unturned
In our effort to Jail undertaker who
hae capitalized the dreadful situation."
Coroner Knight made It plain that
the first duty of the city concerns the
burial of the dead, and asserted that
prisoners could be taken from various
Jails to ait as grave-diggers.
Crltlrlies Liquor linn
Concerning -the death rate that con
tinues to grow Instead of diminishing.
Coroner Knight chnrged th.it It was due
to a large extent to the closing of liquor
"Closing liquor establlsments," he
added, "was a fool order and cost many
lives I am not a drinking man and am
not defending the booze business, but In
a time like this, when liquor Is admitted
by physicians to be a good remedv. It
ought to be easy for people to get It
Many a man Is stricken and If his wife
could get some whisky It would serve
as a remedy. To get It she has fo
obtain a prescription from a doctor And
doctors are hard to And In mtny In
stances a whole day passes before the
rantlc wife obtains a prescription to
buy the necessary. liquor, and by that
time It Is too late. The huband has
r, , ,p ,,uuo,,u nun
developed pneumonia and Is bevond nld
"Open up the wholesale establishments
and trust to tne common sense or me
Ml, rio.m .h.m I. i,.rH
erwork, and
lse of state-
a profiteer,
A nervous wreck from overw
"sick and discouraged" because
mentn Instnuatlnir that he I,
Tr...nh n.i n nnih Phiin.i.iuhia n.
sa l ssr.,ci".,s
la refusing business, and that when ho
buries the bodies that he has prepared
he will go out of business.
"I am heartsick of the whole busi
ness," said Perrl. "I have done the best
I could; have worked day and night for
twenty dayH and have burled men and
women without considering whether I
, would be paid. I am at the end of my
resources, because I have spent my capi
tal for burial equipment, Now a woman
comes forward and sa)s that I am a
profiteer and that I am capitalizing the
terrible situation. It Is false, and I am
Perrl's statement was made in answer
to the charge made hy Mrs. Ralph
I.udanno, 1113 South Bancroft street,
concerning the burial of her husband
who died last Hunday The woman
alleges that Perrl refused to touch the
body until she had paid him 1200 Last
nlght the complaint of Mrs Ludanno
was sent to Coroner Knight. That of
ficial took a hand and Ludanno will be
buried today.
!$ Official Score Sheet
i in Loan Campaign Here
W Subscriptions to the fourth Lib-
"t rtv Loar; In the Philadelphia dls.
1 tv , trlct on the twelfth day of the drive
J- amounted to
&' s $16,338,600.
it& r This amount Is less than the total
BT for the eleventh day b)
m & $768,150.
!?x'5 Philadelphia has subscribed to
Sj( f date
?gr; S'J 1 ,036,950,
K-Sst Subscriptions to date tntal
&., $i6c,oi8,:oo.
K7& Subscriptions to date should
flgr' toUl
Krjv' S3.-6. 100,000.
Hffc' The loan In this district Is there-
K'' ' fore behind schedule to the amount
Bl,-? $159,151,800.
BO ' Of the J516.800.000 quota of thli
Bkmj district there remains to be sub-
H9Hy& scribed
HBp, $349,851,800,
IMKr , Tn each of the remaining working;
BSB?C 5ay ot ,ne campalcn there must
BRfe . - be subscribed
J. $19,993,100.
HK" ,;' ' Outside of Philadelphia, eastern
Nl, - ' Pennsylvania has subscribed to
K, date to $57,951,800; southern Nevv
Htt. , Jersey to $13,14S,50, and Delaware
Hjt t H.803.200.
IssssssBI tV. JW8Y-BUV N8WI .
U. of P. Football Star Vic-
tim of Gas Shell in
Uirutenanl Uripps, Kcpartcti
Killed, Very Much Alive,
Savs Letter to Mother
Lieutenant Von Hohn Wolff I'nlver-
" ' Pnn-,lvnla football star and
tn'm " ' "Ity crew, ha, beer.
killed In Krance teadlni his men Into
action 11 , in a mot unusual and
l"" ucitu, .. ,,,u, ..,,. .-. ....v.. i--
plolding right above his head and the
rVr fume, burning him like liquid fire
He was ru,hed to nn emcrgenc) hos
pital but died in the way.
Lieutenant Wolfe was a brother of
Hill" Wolfe, n member of this )c-r'a
gridiron sciuad at Venn, nnd plaed tack,
P n the 1113 team, as well as rowing
I nt No 4 on the ar,ltv crew In the spring
i of inn np won hi, coinniisslon a'
the 1'oit Niagara training cainp for of
fleers and has been In l'ranc9 s'nee
earlv thl, ,prlng
Lieutenant William S Crlpps officially
reported a, killed In action In todav's
War Pepartment llts. Is very mueji
alive, aicordlng to letters received by
hi, mother. Mrs. Margaret J Crlrp,,
6617 Charles street. Tacony The official
totUe from the War Department sav,
he met h's death on Siptember 6, bu
Mis Crlpps has received Utters from
him dited September and September
II telling her thit he wn. In a hos
pital, suffering from thell shock, gas
poisoning and shrapnel wound,.
Hy a curious coincidence Lieutenant
Crlpps was Injured on the da) after he
received his commission
Hr.t Hawaiian slain
The first mtlve Hawaiian to meet
death while serving in the American
arm) I, named on the official casualty
list toda). He Is Private Tom KapunU
liana, a member ot Company A, 304th
Krglneers He hid In en In thl, coun
try nine jears when the United Slates
entered the war and promptly enlisted
He had no near relatives and so assigned
his pa) allotment to the three-) ear-old
daughter of Mr and Mrs. tleorge Mar
shall, of 708 North Marshu.ll street, with
whom he had become trlendlv
Thlrt)-nlne Soldlirs from Philadelphia
and viclnit) are named on the combined
casualt) lists today, two from this city
having hten killed In notion five having
died of wounds three of disease and one
having met his death In a motorcycle
nccldent Twelve Phllndclphlans have
benn wounded and two have been gassed
while five, previously rt parted missing,
have bten located at Camp Itastatt,
The War Department casualty list
released for the rooming papers today
contains 34 3 names. Including forty-two
from this Stnte The afternoon papers'
list contains 3"3 names, of which num
ber forty-six nre Ptnnwjlvanlans.
who died of wounds, received in action,
was twenl-four jears old. an electrician
by trade and lived at !3S0 South Frank
lln street. He enlisted In the old First
Htglnusit. X. O. P.. In 1916, was nt the
Mexican border and received his final
training at Camp Hnncock, being even
tually asslcned to Comnanv II. 109th
Infantry. His mother died while ho was
on the transport in route to France, dur
ing the first week or last May.
In i l"i r n 1", sistr writer o'.ly
fw. Hns h ffire he wns f.itnilv
wounded he said ' Tell nil the parents
of the First Reflment bo)s that the
gang Ik doing gieat work. All told
vie Americans have captured up to date
(August 1) moro than 20,000 Germans
and over 400 guna."
A younger brother, David Benedict,
eighteen vears old. Is a member of
Company K 110th Infantry,
i'hivatk iioiii:kt h. im.Mitni'.
wounded In action September 7. is the I
son of Mrs Margaret Gllmore, 1149
North Second street
it , evident inai ne was sent nacic
to the front with n shorter rest neriod
than Is usually allowed soldiers after,
. "'".", J -L
e ved by his parents from the vounc
I soldier, dated September 3, reads "I
naxe Just reached a rest camp, after
spending a whole month at the front
I It Is the first time I've had a bith
. i I J ll mi i
since leaving for the lines" The dls-
, gr?v?s saww-
Since being confined to the hospital
Gllmore had a friend write to his par
ents and explained he was wounded In
the right arm and wns unable to- to
write The letter also says he is recov
ering rapidly and will soon be able to
return to his compan) He wes attached
to Batter) 11 10'Uh Field Artillery.
Gllmore was a member of the 1917
Class at Central High .School, but left
the school In his second )ear lie en
listed In the Second Pennsylvania Ar
tillery on Julv 15. 1917.
I.OK. who died of pneumonia In a
French hospital following an attack of
epidemic influenza was twenty-nine
)ears old and a member of Company
(, UMh Infantry. He was drafted last
September, trained nt Camp Meade and
went overseas In June of this jear
Private Taylor was a leather worker b)
trade, unmarried nnd lived with his
, mother at 519 Glenwood avenue A
s a member of
la nSU lervlng
is now bervmg
Droiner. jonn layior. i
the 103(1 engineers and
on the Camural front
NKH(Ii:,T JOHV 1. MeOhll, killed
In a motorocle accident, was an ejpert
chauffeur and had been speclall) trained
for motor supply and tank work He
was a member of the motor supplj train
of the 312th Field Artllliry and had
been in France since earlyi In June He
was twenty-six years old and lived with
an aunt, Mrs. lllache McGee, at 1129
Dunton street.
wounded In action, was only sixteen
years old when he enlisted tn April of
last )ear. He Joined the old First Itegl
mem, N O P., nnd after doing guard
duty In the central section of the State
was sent tn Camp Hancock for final
tr.nlng and assigned to Company (1
109th Infantry He Is now In a bate
hospital and rapidly recovering, accord
ing to a letter received by his mother.
Mrs Mollle .V lloran, of cloo Market
1'HIVATK Wll.l.lV-ll CLINK, wound
ed, Is a member of tho 128th Ambulance
Section He enlisted while on a visit
to .New York, a few da)s after the
united mates aeciarea war on Germany
was trained at Waco Tex, and has
been In Krunce s'nee Fepruarv of thl
year. Private Cllne's parents. Mr nnd
Mrs Hainan Liine, live at lis .North
nighth street. A brother. Daniel Cllne.
Is In the medical corps of the regular
army, while another brother, (arvy. Is
a )coman in the navy and Is now at sen,
IUMVATK JOII.N l CAI'lT.n, wound
ed in action. Is a Bon of Mrs, Martha
Capper. 421 North Flfty.nlnth street, and
a member of Company L, 11 1th Infantry,
wounded In action, is a member of Com
pany A, Ulth Infanlr). He wrote to his
mother, Mrs Laura Hopkins, 810 North
Union street, that he had received a
fractured leg In battle. The letter, dated
Beptembrr IS, raid! "I am still alive In
. Tieil Cross hospital with a 'bummed
I up' leg, but It doesn't amount to much.
We just came uui m uume, a sneaay
'Krltx' let me have It with a machine
rn in the right leg Before they oner.
ated the doctor took an X-ray and pro
nounced H a comiiuuna iruciure, nut it
will be well soon" Hopkins enlisted In
the old Sixth Iteglment, 1'., N. ()., In
tiv nf last year, when only eighteen
rears old. He trained at Camp Han-
K.II.J AK n-vnHAA In Ifna. ...111.
COCK, Oil fclu vi, -,tvv lit 4ur
the linn imamrr, ne aucnaea
Hartna wwamiiw ssenooi.
fci " -J
KS -Pflff VfiP
Idgbj malm LISJ 1
bled, of
Priest, Lawyer, Banker and
Broker Die in Last
24 Hours
Kpldemlo Influenza continues to taki
Its toll of .prominent men nnd women
Two doctors, a priest, a lavvjer, a
banker, a shlp,vurd superintendent, and
a broken are among those who have
died In the last twent)-four hours.
Dr Monroe Dart Toungman, of Ard
more, Is one of the ph),lclans. He con
tracted the disease through devotion to
his patient- ifP R, thirty-two venrs
old, nnd a graduate of1 Hahnemann Mi fil
ial Colbge He Is survived b) his wlfi.
Mrs Laura Peters Ynungman
Dr itobert J Cunlff. thlrtv -seven
)ear old, Is the other ph)slclan lie
wns a brother of Father John F. Cunlff,
of St. Teresa's Catholic Church. Doc
tor Cunlff had practiced medicine nine
Hanker and Mhlpman Dead
Hugh V Itamse), vice president of
the (iloucestcr Trust Company nnd gen
eral superintendent of the Pusey &
Jones Shipbuilding Company, died at his
home, BOO Mercer street, Camden. He
was fort.v-thiei- )eurs old and had been
ill several davs Mr, llamsey btarted
In the shipbuilding business in his
fathers )ard. at Newark, nnd then went
to the New York Shipbuilding Compan)
eight )ears ago
Charles Petchon a voting nttorne)
who was preparing to enter a inllltnrj
training camp will bo burled tomorrow
from his home, 1318 Wlngqhocklng
street. 1-ogan Ho died last Tuesday
from pneumonia A widow and u thru
j ear-old son survive.
Mr Petition graduated from the law
school of tho University of Penns)lvanl i
He was an athlete and pla)ed on the
football teams of Central High School
and the Unlverslt)
Ho prospered frcin the outset of his
professional career and had built' up a
considerable pract'ec Before their mai
rlage, four )ears ago, his wife was Mis
Mollis Harris, of this citj.
Fredcrlik Freed died at the homo of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs I.eopold
Freed, 718 South Third stieet He was
a law)er, twent) -eight )ears old. He
was an all-around athlete at Unlverslt)
of Penns)lvanla, where he was gradu
ated In the class of 1914 His mother,
two brothers, lalwtn and Udward, and
his sister, Stella, aro ill with tho dis
Drucglit Die,
I William C Crisp, member, of an old
Kensington famll), was 111 only a short
time when he died 1I was a druggist
at Frankford
avenge und v enango
Mrs Matthew Moe, d lughter-ln-law
of Christian Moe, Danish-Norwegian
consul, 66(3 Chester avenue, died of
pneumonli caused b) Influenza. Her
father-in-law Is strlously 111 with
Ilev, l'eter cattnrl w s r s, uieii at
Heading, of influenza and will be burled
here. Funeral at rv Ices will lie held at
the Church of the Transfiguration Mon
da) Father Cattorl was born at Gordola,
Switzerland, November 21. 1878, nnd
was ordained to the priesthood In 1902
I rw iv veir, he w in a director of a re
f. .r kU f,'" i ..?. iMu- i filntf
j UgUius order at lgnape. Ital). having
there In 1911 for the 1 nlted Slates. Ar-
I I . I . . !..... I..i ilin f ittnrl 1 in ill mft ilia
riving lure Father Cattorl became di
rector of Columbus InMltute, at Haw
thorne. N. Y. and In August. 1914. he
was designated director of Don, Bosco
Institute. 507 South Ninth Btreet
James Abraham Walker, son of the
late Dr James 11 Walker, died Thurs
day In the Hrjn Mavvr Hospital His
mother, Mrs Martha M Walker, lives
in Trenton, X J. Six months ago Mr.
Walker rt signed from the firm of II
I'.van Ta)lor, Inc., broker-, to join the
Kplscopat Hospital unit After train
ing at Allentown, he was discharged be
cause of poor health
Several Hunilreil Men ami Women Quil,
Demanding Eight-Hour Day
It) the Astoclated I'm
u..,r....i r.nn. n,t 15 Several hun-
dm! nun and women emnln)es of he
colt Pat.nt Firearms Manufacturing
0lllmnJ enl nn HlrKe today, demand.
lni m i-ht.hour iliiv anil lime ami n
half for uvertlme htrlke leaders iissert
3HC0 are out, while company nftlilals
Kav net more than 800 are. Involved
The company empiojs nuuui i
Chester H. unil John R. Derr 100
Per Cent American
Chester V Derr, live earB old, ana
John Itobert Derr, three years old. al
read) owners of vvar havings and thrift
stamps which thy purchased with
money earned from running errands,
have each purchaed fourth Libert)
Umn bonds They ure sons of Mr. and
Mrs. John 11 Derr. 1208 South Forty
ftft h utri t
Mr. Derr Is president nf the, Derr
t iimix- Comnanv. t,3'6 Market street.
Ills einplo)s have subscribed 100 per
cent to the loan The subscriptions were
given through the Allied Lumber Trades
of Philadelphia. Benjamin Currlo todav
addressed the emploves at the ofllca and
presented them with the 100 per rent
honor nag
John r.omir CHtiT(aHOUii
Out of lln .ivlnjl tliey rerajved
from Ibelr psrenti both of. Iheie
1 Miti 11 WPs 1
irfDw.1.!. boys hava.purefc.sJ Liberty Low
tnded th n0Bd, ,Bj Wk iavta Stas
-. ' ', i ,1 S& '
agBTiWfllilr'" iTnll BHlM 1 Tlf ilirrrWlB' ll
Killed Kiliea
District Loan Drive
Behind $160,000,000
"imtluiircl from Pare One
films have come lorwanl with additional
Todav tin follow lug rosponsv tn the
appeal nf otllcinls for Incuased subscrip
tions was reitlved b) the Liberty Ioan
comnilttre from the A II Klrslibaum
Com pan)
"Apprti luting the serious situation
that has div eloped ns a tesult of the
Innueiir.i f pldenili', wlilih has hi grent
I) Intirfeinl wllli tho normal process
is of raising the Phlladolphli quota,
wo fed It liicumbtnt upon us forthwith
to dnulile our subscription of $100,000
made nn the llrst da) of tho lampalgn,
raising it to $2110,000
'.should ilieri" bo anv doubt in the
inrnpalgn draws to n close that Phila
delphia will make Its full quota we
'stand read) to respond still further "
An additional subscription of 10,000
was also nude today bj K. .1. Lavlno
The AJux Metal Company put through
n subscription for the firm iuid em
plo)es for J7-'.000. The firm iuhI work
ers In the J Milliard Llnck Metal Works
subscribed ll-'.OOO, lis did .Irtnney
Melnmetz and Company The I loin and
Itrnnnen emplo)es subtcrlbed to f J8 000
In bonds
Mam llniplnjen 1 all
As a class, however, the worken ap
pear to le lagging In tabulating the
subscriptions throughout tho district,
the Industrial committee has leporled.
that the worker Is tnklng an average
subscription of J79 leprcsentlng but
f 1.35 weekly U Is pointed out that
there nre man) linns where cmplo)cs
have subscrlbtd 100 per cent But
there are many emplo)es In many or
ganizations who have not subscribed to
a single bond.
The Philadelphia automobile trade, in
eludlng dealers in passepger cars,
trucks, tires, accessories, gni-.iges and
several other Industries, ' constituting
group 3 of the Industrial committee,
went 'over the top" today with, subscrip
tions In excess nf its J2,li00,000 allot
ment In the third loan, tho automo
bile and allied group subscribed 83,713.
000, $1,883,000 more than lis quota.
Will Not Unit Work
The record announced today puts this
group over -it the end of the becond
week of the drive, but tho committees
are going out again during the coming
week to try to double their quota, under
Instructions of" W B JKCullough, rhnlr-
mnn of tho group.
Whllo there are man) encouraging
occurrences In tho campaign. It Is a fact
that the loan drive never eun bucceed
nt 1IR present Bpeed
The permanent honor roll nf the PeiTh
s)lianla communities In the Third Fed
eral Iteserve District, published In the
olllclal bulletin, comprising the .first
tvventy-flve communities to irui.li their
allotment, contains tne unmet oi aix
, .immunities in the Mala Une district.
two communltlea In each of Lehigh.
Franklin, Huntingdon, LacKavvanna aim
Lancaster Counties, and one eommunlly
In each of McKean, Center, Blair, Cam
bria, Perry. Dauphin and Montgomery
Counties. The full list of tho honor
communities rations
I'atasaunun. Mercersburg. Hamilton
Tawnahlp, Mount I'nion, Tamaqua, Bir
mingham, SnoWShoe, LaMamrrs, unin
chilla, Cla)shurg, Barnsboro, New Hol
land, Lower Hast I'ennsboro, Jlnrlttta,
Paoll, Hillside Home, hteelton. Ogontz,
Mar)svllle, Devon, llerwjn, Ncwvllle,
Merlon, Vlllanovn, cnw.vd
Prominent Men Who Died
in Last Tivcnlyfour Hours
Among the prominent men who
hne died of Kpunlsh Influenza In
the last twent) -four hours are the
The Hev. Peter Cattorl. S H. F. Si
director of Dim iiojcii InMltute.
llr, Monroe Dart ounginun, an Ard
morn phvutplnn
llr, Knbert J, unln. practicing phy
ilcisn hru nine vr
lush , RiiMisry. vkf rreilrtent of tha
3loui ester Irust Compunv, and general
uprlntenanl of lh 'l'ity t Jones
MhlnliulldlnK i'onipan
Freilerlrk lreett, a ountr attorney and
former Unlvemlly of 'ennylvanl th
lets William ('. (rUp, a Kenalnston drus-
James .Mirnlum V,nlker, lirnWr, and
on of the 1st ir Jumts H, Walker.
r9flHHHiizlV"t r ' ' ' ' Ll
Mother and Son Bnriud Thh Morninp Service for Husband and
Wife Another Man and Wife Will Be Placed
in Grave. This Afternoon
Diuble funerals aie being held today
r Htsnlsh Influenza victims In several
Mrs. Mary Harrington and her son,
Leo Y. Harrington, were burled this
morning In Holy Itedeemer Cemetery
Funeral ssrvlcea were held ot the home,
1608 West Lehigh avenue."! ..,. k,
Mr. and Mrs. John Ulmer, 3002 Mo
Kean street, were placed In one grave
this afternoon at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Funeral service were held tnl morn
Ing for Mr, and Mr William IU
ndirioii hi their home, TUB .vnrth
L ..,. 1. .ia hfii died Monday.
, unJ lia ded Tutaday.
jjvn prrtona are III..)" jh hoina
of Robert J. Nelsonj.aBveiWrlclan,
Chestnut-wreet, ltJflC"
a VaCwiiiHBBTjian.
I IIIItLl Ijllf Mil illILill
Thousands of Workers and
Visitors Cheer as Wau- .
hesa Is Christened
Wife of Vice President's As
sistant Smashes Bottle on t
Bow of Cargo Vessel
Another link In the fhaln of ship,
across the Atlantic, sunpljlrg our arm
ies, the steel tnrgo carrier Waubesa
e placlifl
received Its baptism In th
waters of the Delaware th's morning
Tho addition to AmfHca's fleet of
merchantmen went down the wa)s of
the Merchant Shipbuilding Corpora
tion at llarrlmnn, Hrlstol. at 9 08 this
morning, amid the thundering iheerf
of S000 persons, i-hlpbullders, officials
of the jnrd nnd of the I mergency
Fleet Corporation and visitors.
Mrs. II. L Fries wife of the assist
ant to the vice-president of the Mer
chant Shipbuilding Corporation, pla)rd
the role of sponsor, deftly smashing
the christening holtle noro's the bow
as tho carrier slid nay from Its big
wooden nest.
meallier N Hamper
The hazy weather did not In any way
dampen the enthusiasm of the big
crowd nor the stirring strains of pa
triotic anthems that rose above the
cheers of the throng and the crash and
grinding as the niirchantman stnrted
for the first dlp In Hie Delaware.
The one tlnire of regret In the program
was the absence of sixteen-) ear-old
Itosillnd Hoblnsoii daughter of It, II. M
lloblnson, president of the ship corpora
tion, who was to hue ncted as sponsor
It was the second time that Illness pre
vented her being a ship chrlstener. ills
Itoblnstm was tu have been sponsor fot
the first vessel launched last August b)
the merchant corporation, the Waton
wan, hut was prevented hy Illness of her
grandfather, which required her presence
In Pittsburgh Toda) she had to forgo
a Blmllart opportunlt) beenui-e of Ulnes
Hint kept her In New York
Ian Make Mnrn Knots
Tlie Waubesa Is the third ship con
structed at the Hnrrlman jards H Is a
9000-ton vessel, equipped with Westing
house turbine engines that can drive her
to tho speed of eleven kno(B nn liour
Tho new ship Is 417 feel mer all, wit
flfty-four-foot beam and a depth of thlr-t-two
feet ilevcn Inches It was con
structed to earr.v general cargo In trans
atlantic Berv Ice
jiTwoseore of emergency fleet oin
clnls, who witnessed the launching, left
Philadelphia thle morning shortly after
7 o'clock In automobiles for the Harrl
man plant, where the) found thousands
of persons already waiting for the hour
set when the Waubem would leave the
There were men and women, residents
of Bristol, Hnrrlman and Phlladcuphla,
many of them shlpworkns and their
wives, on hand Workers at the plant
"knocked off' for the demonstration and
eagerly Joined the crowd of enthusiasts.
Week Death Record
Trebled by Influenza
Contlaurd from Pace One
pnrtment's order concrrnlng private fun-
erals was Insisted upon by .Superinten
dent Mills. The police head said he and
Director Krusen have grouped local
hospitals Into zone?, to expedite the re
moval by the police, of Influenza patients
from their homes to hospital beds.
People ciowded the corridor outside
nf the r1Jla nt this IlMrenit nf Vltnl Kla.
tlstlcs In City Hall today. They sought f
death certificates that would persilt the
burial pt loved ones dead of Klip or
No public services will be held in
local churches tomorrow. The churches
may bo used b not more than twenty
five healthy ndulttt at a time for short
pra)er or communion, Director Krusen
Four big street car rprlnklers nre
being operated today by the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company. The earn
are being run through the densely popu
lated sections of tho city. The purpose
Is to lay the street dust which Is sus
pected of carr)lng Influenza germs,
fitreet-cleanlng contractors also are
flushing the streets
Krusen Cautions Prudence
In announcing the record-breaking
number of deaths In the last week. Di
rector Krusen Issued th's statement:
"This U a time for courage and not
cowardice, foi prudence and not panic.
fr co-operative effoit and unselllshntBS
and faithfulness for others. The splen
did co-operation we nie getting from all
parts of the city is dolngr much to
lighten the hurdens of the Health ue
partpient and relieve the unfortunate
"There niufct be no relaxation In our
efforts In regard la the spread of the
disease. We must emphasize the danger
of visiting the sick except for useful
service, and then the visitors should
wear gowns and masks during the
Registrants Showing 'After Effects
Will Hae Time to Recover
Major W. 1; Murdock today issued
this notliu to all local and district draft
'The attention of examining physi
cians Is e illed to the fact thut when
registrants are called for examination
after the epidemic of Influenza some of
them ma) present one or more of the
after-effects, especially In the Jungs
Where registrants nresent aneh tm.
porary defects the men should be called
for a second examination at a later
1 self is til. but for more llian'a week
he has nursed the other ten patients
ji moiner was tne first to become ill.
His seven children and two brothers
were then stricken Three of the chll
dren have recovered, but Nelson still
has the care of his mother and two
Funrral services were held es(erday
for tleorge Cowan,, of Sharon Illl. Just
before he died. Ills parunts received of
ficial notice from Washington of the
death tn action In France of another son
Wilt Cowan. - '
The wife and (lie children oT Cornelius
Hogan, 212. Ridge avenue, havn kn
strlously III M several days. ,He was
60$ stHckw las-ight and ls'l' awltlal ' Ai
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Influenza Taking Appalling
Toll Owing to Lack
of Nurses
30,000 .CASES , THERE
Pneumonia Often Develops
Before Medical Attention
Can Be Obtained
"Scores of men and women are d)lng
tn the northeast section for the want ot
medical attention, and If the death rate
la l0 1)e cut something must be done at
once to supply the district with nurses
and doctors"
That was the gist or a statement
niade today by Dr. Louis Milkman, res
ident phjalclan of the Northeastern
Hospital, when-discussing the Influenza
Conservative estimates place he
number of cases In our section," added
the ph)slclan, "as 25,000, and It la safe
to add another 6000, Scores of the af
flicted nctually wait for twenty-four
hours and longer before receiving first
aid from a ph)slclan.i These patients
develop pneumonia, and because of the
lack of nurses they die.
'The nurses and doctors on duty In
the district have wprked with wonder
ful courage, nnd have made great sac
rifices, but there Is a limit to their
ph) steal endurance They must have
rest, which means that others must tnke
their places Unless this is done the
mortality list will grow. There may be
a decided decrease In the number of
new cases, but the death list will not
diminish unless Immediate steps arc
taken to relieve the situation"
Dealt Hard Tilovr
In those words Doctor Milkman
epitomised the influenza situation In his
district of the city, a section that has
been hard hit by the malady. With a
population of approximately 300,000 the
Northeast, often called "the workshop of
America" has been dealt a severe blow
by the Influenza plague. Many of Its
prominent citizens have died, and In the
poor sections the suffering Is scute.
A todr of the section, coupled with
talks with overworked ph)slcians ana
visits to the hospitals verifies the: asser
lions made by Doctor Milkman. His
own institution is virtually crippled for
the lack of nurses, and other hospitals
In the Bection are Jammed to the door;
with patients.
Individual cases where men and wo
men have appealed In vain for medical
attention can be cited by the police of
tho various districts They are doing
j toman service but admit their Inability
to do the impossuue.
What the police are up against
In Philadelphia's worst epidemic Is
described by Lieutenant Charles Schwel
vver, of the .Clearfield and Belgrade
street station. He says:
"We have established a medical bu
reau and as fast as residents jmone for
doctors their names nre listed. Lists
of aff listed iiersons are given to the
doctors and when possible the patrol
takes the sick 11 hospitals
Nwnmped by Appeals
'Ordinarily this sjateni -would work,
but such a flood of appeals has poured
Into the station that at times we have
been literally swamped. The doctors
are unable to call on all the patients
and many persons have actually gone
without attention for twenty-four hours
and longer. We need more doctors nnd
partlcuiaily nurses, for In many of the
homes the conditions are pitiful."
While Lieutenant Schvvelker was dis
cussing tho situation Dr. Samuel J.
Nicholson 3169 Belgrade street, entered
tho station. He is a retired physician,
but volunteered for service when the
police made an appeal to him. He has
worked twenty-four houra a day for
nearly two weeks and Is forced to ad
mit0 that he can stand up under the
strain but a short time longer.
"It Is pathetic," he said, "to enter
some of the homes. In our district,
known as Port Richmond, we have about
000 cases and the worst feature con
nected with the crisis Is. the lack of
nurses. In many homes' every member
of the family Is stricken and with no
body to care for them the suffering
Is Intense. The Hesson family, at 2239
Ann street. Is particularly hard hit, for
the mother, father and six children are
111. What we need is a force of S00
good, motherly women to enter these
homes nnd care for1 the sjek. It Is
not necessary for them to be trained
nurses, for all that, a majority of
the cases need only plain old-fashioned
The force of that argument Is ap
parent In the case of Toward Sonne
born, 2011 East Tioga street. For ears
he has ben a foreman at the Cramps
ehlpyard. On Bunday he was stricken,
but It was Monday before a doctor
reached him. Pneumonia bad develop
ed and when the physician arrived he
was be)ond medical aid. He died
George Brown, a policeman, living at
3551 Kensington avenue, was stricken
and In the next day or two his wife
and five children contracted the dis
ease. There was nobody In the house
to care for them, but Brown opened
a window and called for aid. The po
lice Bent two- of the children to a hos
pital and called a relative, who Is now
at the home. As a Tesult of this at
tention the Brown family Is doing nice
ly. Joseph Peake, 31E1 Gaul street, for
years a guard at Independence Hall,
was stricken and within a day or two
his wife and six children were taken
111. They received good caro and are
on the road to recovery.
"Send nurses and a force of druggists
to this district," Is the plea of R H.
Machtsney. a druggist at 2636 Kast
Clearfield street. 'For two weeks I have
been on my feet for twenty-four hours
a day and I'm about played out. A walk
through the district will reveal crece in
every street, In fact. In almost every
block, and many lives could have been
saved If nurses had been sent here."
Machesney's reference to crepe was
not necessary, for a short walk In the
district will convince an) body tWat
death has levied a heavy toll upon
this section.
Vadertakera Overworked
. tlndertaleers, like ph)siclans, are over
worked to such an extent that they are
unable to bury and many victims await
burial. Dut caring for the living Is
more Important than caring for the
dead, according to Northeast residents,
and they are bending every energy to
cope with the situation.
"We nave rcuni a uoinr, says
deorge V. Teas, financial secretary ot
k. Northeastern Hospital, "where we?
must be "P and dolni"' u ' ""ly to.
minimize the situation becauie It i
real and serious. It can be solved It
.... nurses are sent to the dl.irirll
What It means to work a nurse off hsK.
7' ' . i.-M.,t tn nut lnll,itlA iirJA
liad 1 eraduate nurses. One died
from Influenia and the other Ave are In.
I' our bookkeeper Is also dead. On
ean' readily that the' trained nurses'
can '...., wnr, 1. -,1, , ,
who are J'1"" "fc " ,, wmw nusw
tals must have a rest, fiend nurses
Thut Will oU n'T Irnnhle."
r ' w ns.-'Yl
'ssssstflry t3isssssssssssssV A
Well Jenown In society anil in war
work circle;, who djeil of epidemic
,1 ..I
Society Girl anil War Worker Is
, Victim of Influenza
Another well-known, society girl hns
succumbed to epidemic Influenza Hhe Is
Miss Caroline Stockton Brown, onlv
riauchtsr of Mr. and Mrs David Paul
Brown, of .2311 Do Lancey street. Her
death esterday followed shortly afler
thnsft'tif Mrs Alden Leo and her sister.
Mrs. Lawrence Dllworth Beggs, daugh
ters of (ieorae IL Karle. Jr.
Miss Brown, who was twenty jears
old, was a lieutenant In the Junior Na
tional League Women's Service and
marched, w)th that 'organization) In the
Liberty Loan parade, on September 28.
Sho complained of feeling 111 when she
returned home nnd a few days later was
stricken with Influenza.
Miss Brown was graduated from Miss
Irwin's School and was a member of the
PI Sigma Sorority. She was a direct
descendant of Richard Stockton, a signer
of the Declaration of Independence. Mls
Brown Is survived by her parents and a
brother, James Trimble Brown.
Lebanon Emergency Hoepital Has
125 Cases of Influenza
An urgent appeal for olunteers to
work at the Lebanon Kmergency Hos
pital, Seventh street and Columbia ave
nue, was made today by Mrs Mnrlon L.
Polak, president of the Big Sisters As
soclntloii. There nre 126 Influenza and pneumonia
patients at the.hospltal Only one nurse
Is on duty, undergoing the terrlflc strain
of caring for so many 111 persons A
second nurse worked day and night until
she collapsed. She Is now 111 with In
fluenzn. "The Big S'stera Association today
sent a dozen volunteers up to the hos
pital to help In this gravo emergency,"
sald Mrs Polak today. 'The.i vplun -
teers will carry tra)s. nnswer the tele-s
phone, work In the kitchen and help care
foi the sick. If we could obtain even
one graduate nurse for a week it would
be an immense heln
"Volunteers should apply at the head
quarters or the Ulg Sisters Association,
2407 North Sixteenth street by person
or by telephone call The teleplione num
ber is Diamond 2398-W. Conditions
nt the hospital due to the lack ot nurses
nnd nurses aides are truly appalling
and a ready response will be the means
of saving numerous lives."
Temporary nntl Permanent
Homes Asked for Many Children
Dr. Harriet L. Hartley, chief of the
division of child h)glene of the Depart
ment oj Health and Charities, today ap
pealed to charitable Institutions nnd
private homes 10 open their doors tq
children who have been permanently or
temporarily orphaned by epidemic Influ
enza, These children are homeless In many
Instances because their Darenttr arc ill
They are healthy, but need food and
attention. Many orphanages dare not
take them In because of the danger of
spreading the epidemic in the Institu
tions. Several children taken to St. John's
Day Nurserv to get medical treatment
havn been found not 111, but suffering
from malnutrition.
Seventv children at the Southern Home
for Destitute Children are stricken with
the disease, and the home has appealed
for one night nurse to uttend them They
arc being cared for In the da)tlme by
volunteers who are unable to be there at
night. All the servants at the home quit
whet) Influenza developed,
Held in Bail on Charge of Embezzling
U, S. Funds
Pottav-llle, Pa., Oct 12. Otis N.
Blew, postmaster of Tuscnrora, was
held under J5.&00 ball, charged with the
emblezzlement of more thin 31400 of
(jov eminent funds, part of which was
money received for thrift saving stamps
Val Schoenberger, postal Inspector of
this city, lodged the complaint before
United Stntes Commissioner J. L. N.
Channel, thla city, ..
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Grip Masks Boost Bond
Figure Below Yesterday's Ex
pected to Mount Before
Day's Work Is Finished
Teday's returns. Women's
Loan Committee
Chestnut Stilt. Mrs. F. .
Mellhenny, chairman....
ilermniitoirn, Mrs. W. II.
Wr.t Philadelphia, .Mrs. It.
F, Illrharda0n.,.i
-North Philadelphia, Mm.
Clireamsn Derrick
North rnral, Mrs. Charles
H. Wurt
rionth Philadelphia, Mra,
Mailer Jackson Free-'
man ,. ,'
Central rlty, Mrs. Pan I
Denrkla Mills
Northeast Philadelphia,
Mrs. .1. W. Mojer
Krnalngton, Mlaa Iteulah
Falls nf MrhiDlklll, Mra.
Ilraslr II. Altemua. .. . . .
133,350 ,
IS, 50
Today's total 1,,, fl,1B,U0
(Irand Notal SJS,flSt,030
While the total of returns given at
noon today at the meeting of vvpmen
district chairman was not so large as
)eslerday's, It was epceted that returns
from the many new booths In drug
stores, banks and trust companies, as
wel as the report from the rally at the
Navy Yard would greatly swell the
Tomorrow, rershlng Sunday, the Lib
erty Loan booths throughout the city,
itnd especially In front of tho drug stores
will be kept open all day. Women
workers, aslsted by boy scouts, girl
scouts and Pershing heroes will continue
hclr solicitation of subscriptions.
More than IB 000 employes of the
navy jard gathered at noon for ths
great Liberty Loan rally. Virtually
every person In the great audience wore
a gauze Influenza mask. Judge Burling
ton, Lincoln L K)re, A. Clrant Miller,
James Yeager, and Mrs. K T. Stotesbury,
who heads the Navy Auxiliary of tha
Bed Crops, through which, the subscrip
tions are turned In to women's headquar
ters, addressed the crowd.
New Song Hung
The marine's band pla)ed patriotic
airs and the audience Joined In 'a com
munity sing. Knrnest T. 1 Ball's new
song. "They Can't B Bent." was sung for
tne first time In public and stirred hun-
Jdreds to subscribe. Yeowomen mingled
,n th d , K0icitprt .nh.rintinn.
In the crowd and solicited subscriptions
These were told to messengers, who car
ried the glad news to the scoreboard
keeper, and they were put up where
every one could see results
it VEILS Oct. ll). of pneumonia, OEemaB
J,, huaband or Mabel Mini (nee Cojlc). aon
of ,srah and the late VV. II. Myr. Mela-
thru and frlrnda are invited to fonrral
( . m irom i-ou w. nambrey at. r
int private, lllllaldc Cem H.
...KIKC."' -tc'-. '" i-Aimx vinoiNtA
WETZKI., wife of (leorse VV. -VVetztl and4
daughter of frank A -('nnllv- mihtuaa h
are Invited to funeral Tui 'morning from
Suns Uiford at. Int. Laurel lltll Cem
t nii.v uct. 11. or pneumonia. JOHN,
huaband of Kathryn Finn 'born Charleatown. a?
Count v alaso. Ireland. Hun-rut Tura . 10 v A
m . T.1 Herman at,, (lermantown. Int. priv
ate. Holy Sepulchre e'etn,
IIUl'K Oct 11. of pneumonia. ItAnVBT
B Ill'ejK. aseil 4H Funeral services at 23
Clhcun ave., Ulenslde, Tuea , 2 p. m. Int
private .
Lltesey lane, lloiboroush. Htlatlvea Invited
10 lunrrai .vion . s p m. int. at. 1'atrlck'a
Crm . NorrlMoun.
FKIN Oct. 11, of pneumonia I1KI.T.A.
wife of Theodore .Fein. Funeral Mon , 2816
N Lambert at. Int. private,
HKNIJltKN. Oct. ALlillRT M . hill,
hand of Marsaret Itendkan a red 211. Fit-
L-neral atrvlcea will be held Hun i p. m ,
Rrrom residence of hla brother, William P.-
Hendren. Spring St., Upper noxboroush. Int.
at Media, pa.
DUN.V.oct. S of pneumonia. DAVID
nUN.V huahand of Lilian Dimn (nre Watts )
Funeral and Int. private 104 M. Alden St.,
nun, 11 m ini. ini flionan a em
HAKr.Il. Oct. II. C1VV IN 1IAKCR. wlfa
of Frank P linker r-ml riatikhtar nf John
and Anne Wllllama, ased 31. Relatlvaa and
rrlenela Invlled tn attend tna luneral in
Tuea . 4 p. in.. 2-'V8 Mailer at. Int. North
wood Cem.
FIAI.A Oct 0 of pneumonia, FllKn!.
HICK, huaband of Tereaa Flala. ased IT, i
Proprietor Penn State Auto Co Funeral
an Tuea 9 a m. M! X. Hath at. Int.
private Holy from Cem
HITPPt.KK Oct. (1, at Kenllworth. N. J,
ItRNRT AV aon of Ann Center and lata
warren wuppiee. asea si. ini. privaia si ,vs
Laurel Htll Cem . .... e1 "1
T ITfl ts fVl 1(1 n nn.nmnnla PBAW-'1, I
lilt a 1.11:4 "t vs ftirilHra((BBi( - - n
rH, huahand of Dorothy Little, sard Id ,
Funeral Mon . II a m,, from (MSN. 11th st.
Int private, Hlllalde Cem.
FLOOD Oct. 10. of pneumonia. KLIZA-
JVKTH. wife nf Jamen Flood and daughter
of Hanna and late Thomas Creekmnre Fu
neral Mon, 11 a m,, aharp, from 140 N.
Laurence at. Int. private. Holy Croat '
'Johnson Oct. i john oscar. 11 b t
N , aon of Kmnrn Johnann Funeral Mon
a 80 a. m., from mother's realdenre. 3SX
7rrelda it.. Oermantown. Int, Northwood
C'nArNE8 Oct, 10. at nurllpsUn, N, J.,
MART (neo Lvnch). wife ot lamea Haines.
Funeral private, from Mt. Holly read and
Deacon Station, pan .2pm Int. St.
Marv's ram . Mt. Holly.
DKMrSRV Oct. 9 JASIF.S a. beloved
huaband, or Viola A. Dempaey (nee Powell)
Funeral Tuea . ! a ,m , from hla late raal
dence, MIT Franklin at. Int, St. Denis
Cem Mnn .
CI.FMBsIT -wOt. 12 of pneumonia,
ni.ADTS WRLSH dauahter of Dudley R ,?
and e lara 1 . e irni-nii nr,inri,v mo
Walnut at . W, Phlla, Int Northwood Cem.
C1AUI' VIAlll liuisir.n, nmuw ri josn
iarainann uaui, nr ." -"-ii ,f
Tuea.. 11 a. m , from her lata residence. A
noun raahal are. Int Arlington Cm ?
I,AIIK CJrl, 111 or nn-uiiiDinn. r.,, viii
COrtJVND. son of Kathrvn aTid Rdward
Clark, aaed 20. Funeral Tuea , 11 a, m..
1 '"I....r ;..M.nl. ftflHO Paarhall era.
irillll I'in'i- ,-. - ---.
nnOWN.-Oet 11. Of Influenra. CnO;v,
I isj STOCKTON diusnur nr ivia rani s
ind May Trlmbl. nriijn Funeral aervlces ,
o mi nn Mondar. 14th Inst, . .. " r
iei.UOHMV Oet. ?. or P"umonia.
nmTa sd 2R s"lrea a( realdenes. F., -M
STfysSrl! Vnftm..12mn- ."a".!' Mt: !itiK 1
(e.tniit st. Due notice of the funeral will ,
be slven . ,. s(.bsf,i
wife nf William Weree Funeral Tues . -,
1 1 a m from 14 W Tucker at. TnL' J
11 a. m 'ri 1 f-am Auln aarvlea. kfl
nn.-tti'F-b llcf s 01 pniumimi"i. --,-
Ijita all prlceai reasonable I'rmi.
till" eimra (llenalde. Pa. llolh pha!
"Ver.Fhon."-e j: ;i7at
2T04K Clarence at. Int. prlvat.. Hohr
Hinutchre Cem Auto aerv Ice. '
ciaiht. while. In family, coem near bath.-.'
" aome vvaahlns and Ironing, etsllanary' J
tub. nud." wat.r Wtar. saa ransx, Jl,, ejj
n"?.r"r.ald nSO. Oraene at., Il.rm.niaj. 1
rr,"iiftn. aaenta u n. . muppiiiH noare.
Fiarl-eneyrieet Corporation, flth and H,
iia Philadelphia, or plant emplomne of
See" llarrlma 1. Pa., or neareal emplarnvMt
ftfnpm if - -1 1 - 1.1, j J
liFP CK AHSIHTAN'IV bill clerk, for .Mr 1
ni.ht -itfice form oun w?mni wuslTa J
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