The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1919 · 6
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6. rrHE BOSTON GLOBE THURSDAY, JANUARY 16,- 1019 NEW ENGLAND HAS i . 54 CASUALTIES Deaths Are 15, Wounded 36 and 24 Corrections AUTOS AND WAGONS BLOWN TO PIECES The casualty llt rHeascfl for publication tM" rnomirni' contains 424 names, tin guided as follows: Pied from wounds, 64; died from dlseaso, 52; wounded severely, 2:CI; wounded (decree undetermined I, 41; wounded slightly, 32. The list released for publication yesterday afternoon contained 313 names, classified as follows: Killed In action, 44; died from wounds. W; died from accident - l other cauaes, ; died In airplane accident. 1; died from disease, 27; wounded severely. J 10; wounded Me-irree undetermined), 2; wounded aUKhtly, 2; missing In action. 2H. , New Kfiglund casualties numbered . mw follow: Killed in action, 1; iif wound, 4: tiled of disasw. of ftr-Hfl nt, J; wounded nvrdy, wound!. tivpr undetermined. 9; wounded HMvhtlv. 3; rnlMMinir in nctlon. 1. Th Ti are 14 woldlers mentioned in the lint of orrH tionM. Vollnvelnir r f Nw Fnvlrtml mm In the olhi-lnl unity Jjt for ftfrruion and thin mornlnf which Imif riot yet appeared In f f im rnorninir and nnmM nt In ley rH.itlar In advanr of the Michel nnnoiinmnrnt; KILLED IN ACTION filtl.lN", tVllllnm, 27 Water t. I'im t ticket. DIED OF WOUNDS flint MAN. Arthur, 20 Kltburn at. Fall (IKA.IFW SKI. John. 01 Booth t. New llrliutn. (urn, (reiuirted wounded errely I-e 13). IIOI.DEN, I lent 1 rank. Onkneld. Me. MUIttd kale store. 30 C astle st. New llitten, I nnn (reported wounded severely Dec .'(!). DIED OF DISEASE ftltAf K. WHKiihrr AVuaIiiikJ 1., Hunt iiiKton ( oiler, t. C ll KltOV. I tltnoiitl !., ? Holman ft. NnhlllllL N II. ?M MOV, Miifilflan K rrill Whifr-flclil. Me. Mil, IKK. Onmnfr Ornfe II. 18 Atom ft, Malden. MINKOK. forp Krnrst If., 85 Parl-niotitli nt, Prut Itieiice. Cl'liKAllV, John J., II unity Irk, M, Kulnhow ItitUion (July i), I'lTIS, William, Ci Tremont M, Brockton, Ammunition Train, 101th Infantry (Jim 5). TA OK. I orp William W., Hamilton, (o li, ItMtli Infantry. THOMAS, firnk Arthur IV., t8 Rros-pert nt, Canton, t o II, IhlMt Infantry DIED OF ACCIDENT ItOlKItH. John J., Lenox. WOUNDED SEVERELY ANM.tlNK, Michael P., 2511 Melvin at, Wakelleld. BANK, C orn II. M.. B est Held. Co K, 10411 Infantry. III.ANC IIKKTK, I. run, Snmerawort.h. N II. CAVANAlCJII. John .1.. 2538 Wash. liiKton st, Kitybury. IIKNSI.OW. Silas. Westfield. KIIDV. I. lent Harold M 77 Pearl st. 1 Iddlchoro. lf)V, I. lent John .1., 41 Richardson st, Fro Idence. Ci E ItltO, Harold I... 134, Mt lleasant st. Kt .lohiistiury , t. C, I Hilt IN si, Peter T.. 175 Kreen st. Shelton, Colin. IIAN NA. Cienrae B Hlrrh st. New-liurvnort. II A It 11 N, Iron, III) Chestnut st, )) ooiisuekel. llOIK. KINS. Chester A., Booth Jef-, fersi.n, le. V IIUKKIisiiN, Carl A., 20 AVelllngton at. Cranston. U I. jr IIUKMIV. John, 58 Holland st. Fall Utter. llllU ELI., I. lent l.awrrnce Huy. Newton n, Conn. I, A IHI A V, Arthur T., 1I2V4 Oxford st, l.rtt i-loii, tie. I.AItMIE, I'eurl li Mockbrlilge, A'f. MeFAHFN, Andrew J., 81 Pond st, Newton. .MelitlN Itil.K, Janies II., ll'i I.anrel si. Melrose. MARTIN, AAilliuiii I.. 53 Stale st, Bog-ton. 51 1 NT, It., 81!) l.lherty st, Nprfngfleld. IlllltOS, Steidien. 170 (iore st. Fast C amhrldice ireiiorled wounded slightly Itee 0). O'llKIFN. John It. 182 Church st, XV alert own. Ill K.I.PS, Dwight I.. XI., Milton, Vt. ItnsKMtHIUM, Herman. ThnrndiUo Hotel, liockland. Me, Cn K, lHlli Infaulr.v. ItOZXKIO, l.ongo, 27 Sehoolhoiise lane, XX lllliiiuulle. Conn. , WOUNDED (Degree Undetermined) IIEItAKDI, fiaelano, AVilhor Station, XXaterlMiry, C onn. ISMIXISTKOM. Frnest , IIOM, Plain st. Providence. (HANDLER. Chester F., Mwpleton, .Xle. HAN FORTH. Paul. 22 Hlaisdell st. Haverhill, Co I'. lOltli Infantry. (iltXICIII N. XXIIIIain, Clinton. Co I.. Kill Infantrt. 1UXIN4 . Russell II., 8 Auburn sq, Charlestown. KFI.I.Y, Joseph It., 5 Meadow st, Pawtucket. IATTMtSON, Harold W., 5 Norton st. Fust lium pi on. Zl iCtit), Paul. Iladlej. WOUNDED SLIGHTLY HAKKFTT, Charles. Holton. CiKAX', John N 1(1 l.nnKmeatlow st, toy him . 4 IIOYT, John I., Faston. N II. MISSING IN ACTION ItRl'NO, A nicelo, 45 Prince st, IXoslon. CORRECTIONS RII.I.KH IN ACTION CKAXI, l arle XX'.. 401 Catamount st. Pittsfield, N II (reported mission Nov 28). DKNXKIIY. XX llllain K 401 Columbia st, C amhrldae. Co I. 58tli Infantry (reported mission Nov 17). FOI.SOXI. Curl F.. XXashlncton. Me (reported mission Dec 10). IIANI.ON'. Francis S., ill st Alphonsua st. Rovbury. .Metlical Detachment. 81 It engineers (reported missing Aug 28). K XI. IX' AS, Christos N.. 100 Cedar st. XiauclicNter. N 1C (reported missing tier S. DIFU OF DISK.ASK I.FARY. Mattliew. 182 Havre st. Fast Dost oil (reported ntUsing Dee 22). niFH Mcl.xt (ill I. IN. John William. 874 Xrcli st. New Hrttxln, Conn (reported missing De-" 2). O'tONNFI I.. John F II I.lncnln st. C ambridge (reportetl missing leo II). 1XOCNDKD SEA FRF.I.Y (it INARD, Cnrp Joseph 14., 323 Concord st. Manchester, N II (reported missing Nov 28). POI.OXIIXO. Joseph. 315 .Main st. Iranlord. Conn (nl)irially reinirted died oC disease Jan 4). XX Ol NDFD (Degree I nddermlned) CONN XI.. Janies, 8 Hancock st. law-renee (reimrted mlstng Dee 18). C.OODMAN. Con John P.. ti Cnrtl st, Somerville, Co A. 101st Infantry (otliela lly rrpnrted died of wounds Dec 7). I t ( U R. Paul. 118 Oanklln st. llaver- Itlll. Co R. HIHIt Infantry (prevt-! ntisly reported missing). M AC Kl, Frnest A.. 35 Pardee st. New Haven (previously reitorted missing). MXKIO. Jerrv. 132 Drove st. Fast Ho ton (reported missing Dec 18), 51 Mi 1(111.. Percy J., New Itoaton. N 41 (rettoTted missing Dec 2). tPHKIKN, Richard I... 38 Rock si. XX hitman, to II. 3llth Infantry re-niiried Misting Nov 21). MVANTv OX ICAH, Justin. 883 Bank st. XXaterlmry, Conn (reported missing Dee 111. HFTIRNEn TO Hl'TY IlstlKK. Benjamin. 08 Pliney st. Hartford, Conn (reported nvisslug Nov 28 ). 101 UN, Arthur, North Brookfield (orevlousty reported missing). I'OXXI.RN. Thnnien J.. 8(1 Xlassasolt st. Fall River (reported missing Dee 2). MIHSACH, Ira oh, 33 Fast XVrnlet st. stnmfnnl. Com (reported missing Nov 28). AI.IXF. RI.LK.ASFI FROM PRISON IIARN'KS, Carp Fdwln J.. 80t Second v, New Haven. 102d Infantry (previously reported (lead). - A A VIEW ON COMMERCIAL. ST. EXPLOSION THEORY FAVORED BY EXPERT Full Inquiry Necessary, Says W. L. Wedger Walter I.. Wedger, Massachusetts District Police expert on explosives, last night, after several hours' study of the circumstances of the disaster, said he was unable to express any final opinion as to the cause. . .. - While strongly inclined to the belier that there was an explosion, he said that an investigation to be made today by Deputy Chief George C. Neal of the State Police, Building Commissioner Herbert A. Wilson of Boston and himself might upset this fhepry. If there was only a collapse, Mr Wedger pointed out, fragments of the tank would not. as conditions plainly indicate, have been hurled against the Blevated structure and caused such wreckage there, nor would the vehicles on Commercial st have been blown to atoms. One of the suppositions of Boston men familiar with the handling of molasses was that the rivets in the tank became loose and the pressure on the aperture became so great as to tear the whole structure apart. The destruction of a three-story dwelling on Commercial st on the other side of the Elevated structure could 1 e caused, according to those advancing the theory of collapse, by the suction created by the toppling tank. This, however, is not regarded as likely bv Mr Wedger, although he was not willing to say it was impossible. Experts appear to have established that fermentation of molasses would create a gas or alcoholic vapor, and an expansion of from 5 to 6 percent. Some of them say that if the tank was filled to capacity and this expansion developed there might be enough pressure to cause explosion. Mr Wedger says that a gas explosion would have essentially different characteristics than dynamite or powder explosion, and the effects might well be just what they were when the Iurity Companys tank was demolished. In every explosion, he said, there are freak conditions which nobody can ever explain, and, therefore, he preferred not to discuss without further Investigation everal of the puzzling phases of the present case. one Boston cnemist last night expressed the opinion that the disaster might have been caused by an explosion produced by the Ignition of carbon dioxide, when the fermentation of tho molasses produced a certain temperature. . . He also thought it barely possible that a spark from a short-circuited electric wire might have ignited alcoholic vapor thinugh contact with the exterior of the tank. A Harvard professor, who has been In a position to obtain from persons in touch with the company valuable information upon which to base his conclusions, said last night he believed that a pressure of carbonic acid, or carbon dioxide, emanating from the molasses in the fermentation, was the cause. There was no ignition, and could be none, in his opinion. DIAGRAM OF EXPLOSION ALCOHOL COMPANY TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION When the State and city officials who are planning to start this morning a joint investigation of the Purity Dist.ll-ing Company tank disaster begin work they are likely to discover already on tin ground a group of experts employed bv the United States Industrial Alcohol Company for the same purpose. Prof Arthur H. Gill of Harvard and Frol Miller of Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been retained by he company as chemical experts, and a detective agency has been engaged to make a separate inquiry. The president of the United States Industrial Alcohol Company. It is reported, will arrive tomorrow, accompanied by several attorneys, from New York. A member of the firm of Dolan. Mor-son & Stebbins. Boston counsel for the Industrial Alcohol Company, said last night that instructions have been received for a thorough investigation. We teel sure there was no explosion. was the onlv statement that could be obtained from this source as to the cause. The Boston attorney said the capacity of the tank was 2.5UO.OOO gallons, and that it was well filled. It has frequently been tested, he said. EXPLOSION CAUSED FROM OUTSIDE COUNSELS VIEW Harry F. R. Dolan, attorney for the United States Industrial Alcohol Company said last night that the company holds the theory that the explosion was caused by some outside force and not from within the tank. , He said further that molasses does not ferment in Winter weather and that the tank was bigger and stronger than is required by law. The company has no enemies, as far as he knows. It has been manufacturing alcohol used in making munitions for the Allies. EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS MEN IN THE CASUALTY LIST George K. Tingus of 319 Tremont st has received word front the War Department that his cousin, private Sta-ros Trinntafilakox of Co M. 301st Infantry. died in France of pneumonia on Cbristmas Day. Two days before receiving ttie death notification, Mr Tingus received a letter from his cousin dated Nov 30, stating that he was to sail for home in two days with the 76th Division. Private Triantafilakox was born in Greece 30 years ago. and came to this country la years ago. He was graduated front the evening High School and worked in the Faneuil Hall Market. He has a mother in Greece and a brother in service overseas. He resided at 14i Hudson st. and was active in the Pan-llellenic Society. BROCKTON. Jan 15 Private William Pitts, aged 24, son of Mr and Mrs William Pitts of 13 Tremont st, died in France Jan 5 of pleuro-pneumonia. according to a telegram to his parents from the War Department. He was in the Ammunition Train of the 104th Infantry. In his last, letter he told of terrific fighting in the Argonne Forest, and said he was within 50 feet of a bursting shell which killed or wounded 1ft men. He formerly lived in East Bridgewater and was a chauffeur. PRINCIPAL AKERS FAR FROM DEATH Head of Brookline High Indignant Over Report Winfred C. Akers of 97 University road, Brookline, principal of the Brookline High School, is not dead, as was reported in a Boston evening paper (not the Globe) yesterday. He is alive and in good health, but highly indignant over the false report of his death, which he believes to be the result of a hoax practiced by someone with an exceedingly poor idea of a joke. The false account published last evening stirred the townspeople considerably. It was stated that Mr Akers, who w'as for seven years headmaster of the Brookline High School, died yesterday morning of influenza, after a weeks illness, and that funeral services would be held Friday at the Brookline Baptist Church, with Hev Dr O. F. Gifford officiating. Dr Gifford left Brookline some time ago and is now a resident of Eos Angeles. It will not be surprising if the investigation now under way proves the perpetrator of the cruel joke to be a young person. Some one, as near as can be judged by hearing a voice over the telephone, called the Globe early last evening and asked the night city editor if he would be interested in publishing an account of the death of Winfred C. Akers. It was while attempting to verify the telephone tip that the Globe learned that the report of Headmaster Akers death was absolutely false. The investigation begun last evening will be prosecuted vigorously. TWO ACCUSED OF STEALING $200 CYCLE ACCESSORIES Charged with the larceny of bicycle accessories valued at $200 from the Hub Cycle Company of 19 Portland st. John D. Lynch, 21, giving his address as 51 Lawrence st. Charlestown, and Edward J. McManus. 40. of Reed st, Roxbury, were arrested last night by police inspectors Murphy and Pierce. It is claimed the men gathered up a box containing the goods as they were leaving the Portland-st place, but it on a wagqri and drove away. They were taken into custody while trying to dispose of the goods, the police say. GERMAN WAR PRISONERS FROM NEW ENGLAND FREED WASHINGTON. Jan 15 Names of 33S enlisted men of the Army -reported to have returned to France from prison camps in Germany were made public today by the War Department. New England men included are: John Flavin, North Walpole, N H. John Frasso, Southington, Conn. George D. Furlong, East Rutland. ' Henry Richard, Holyoke. Ernest C. Jacobs, 22 Moulton st. Willi-mantie. Conn. Arthur F. Johnson, Middletown, Conn. Douglas Hopkins, Bristol. Conn. William C. Sposi, Bristol, Conn. Edward J. McGrath, New Bedford. August Nordlund, Georgetown. Conn. Paul L. Mansfield, 332 A st, Boston. Melvin R. Oarlinson, Jamaica Plain. Claude J. Nelson, Bristol, Conn. Terrace J. OBrien, Gloucester. , Frank T. O'Toole, Framingham. Anthony J. Gagnon, Bristol, Conn. Edward J. Curtin. 12 Conant st, Roxbury. Carl HofTman, Hampton, Conn. Maurice T. Kelliher. 156 Norfolk av, Boston. Ralph H. Manning, Colchester, Vt. Adelard J. Maurice, Lewiston. Me. Everett A. Strachan, Gloucester. Dennie F. Sweeney, 255 Congress av. New Haven. Henry Auger. Manchester, N H. Arthur G. Bradley, Bristol. Conn. William Kluth, 2u5 Springfield av. New Haven. Roval J. Lacourciere, Meriden, Conn. Frank Lattimer. Wateibory. Conn. John P. Mansk. Norwalk, Conn. George W. Marshall. Medfield. William D. Bell, Quincy. Charles H. Bridge, Somerset. Amedes J. Bolduc, Worcester. Hvman Wolfe, Chelsea. Vitoantonto Yasi, Swampscott. Warren E. Y'app. Littleton. Dominick Acquavivo, Marleville, R I. Wm. Blatchford. Truro. James J. Fogarty, Hartford, Conn. Ernest A. French, New Haven. Herbert Slater, South Dartmouth. Richard F. Slavin. Chatham. A. Spencer, Bridgeport, Conn. Use the Globe's Help Wanted columns to pet good help. During IBIS the Globe printed 200,-062 Help Wanted advts. MRS TREANOR GIVEN VERDICT OF $15,975 Sued on Accident Policy-After Husbands Death BROTHER-IN-LAW OF JOHN L. IS VICTIM James Lennon Employed by City 25 Years James Lennon of 87 Brook av, Roxbury, who met death In the explosion, was a brother-in-law of the late John L. Sullivan. Mr Lennon was born in Ireland about 65 years ago, but came to America when a young man and attended the public schools of Boston. For about 25 years Mr Lennon had been employed in the Highway Division of the Boston Public Works Department. For several years he had been stationed at the North and West Ends yards of the Public Works Department on Commercial st as overseer of supplies. Mr Lennon had lived in Roxbury for fully 25 years, and was widely known throughout the city. His wife, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Lennon, a sister of the late pugilist, died last September. He is survived by four daughters. Misses Genevieve A., Anna and Katherine Lennon, and Mrs Mary Caufield of Winchester, and four sons, Arthur, Frank, John and George Lennon. Mr Lennon was a member of St James Court, M. C. O. F., and also of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. The funeral will take place Saturday morning from his home at 78 Brook av. Roxbury, followed by sevices at St ! Pauls Catholic Chuch, Woodward park st, at 9 oclock. A jury in the third session of Superior Court, Judge Fessenden presiding, yesterday returned a verdict for $15,975 for Rose S. Treanor in her suit against the Travelers Insurance Company. This su was brought upon a policy of accident insurance covering the injury and death of Peter C. J. Treanor, then vice president of the E. T. Slattery Company of Boston. . On Oct 27, 1917, Mr Treanor died at the Onondaga Hotel, Syracuse. N Y, where he and Mrs Treanor were stopping while visiting their son, Paul, who was in the service and had received orders to go to camp preliminary to going overseas. The plaintiff claimed Mr Treanor fell from the edge of the bed and struck his head against a small table, which resulted in concussion of the brain and later a brain hemorrhage, which caused his death. The defendant company asserted that Treanors death was due to spontaneous hemorrhages, which came about naturally and arose from a disease which caused high blood pressure. It further claimed that this high blood pressure caused cerebral hemorrhages and the fall which occurred was brought about by the cerebral hemorrhage. The verdict is one of the largest, if not the largest, in this State on an accident policy of this nature. The case aroused considerable interest because of the novel medical question involved and the prominence of the parties concerned. The plaintiff was represented by Joseph A. Dennison and Robert Gallagher and the defense was conducted by Walter I. Badger. MARRIAGE MAGAZINE MAN HELD IN FRAUD SCHEME J. Bernard Lynch of Peavey st, Roxbury, publisher of a matrimonial magazine, was yesterday arrested by Deputy United States Marshal Pyne, charged with using the mails in a scheme to defraud. He was held by United States Commissioner Hayes for a hearing. Lynch is said to have represented that he was publishing a monthly magazine in the interest of matrimonial agents, which contained a supplement giving confidentially the names and addresses of marriageable men and women. FINED $150 FOR OFFERING SPOILED CANDY FOR SALE Louis Glickstern, a confectionery jobber, paid a fine of $150 in Superior Court yesterday for offering for sale spoiled, unwholesome candy to one Persky, a storekeeper of East Boston. He was convicted last month and the case went over till yesterday, because of a motion for a new trial. After hearing arguments of counsel Charles Hill for Glickstern and Asst Dist Atty Sheenan for the Government the judge overruled the motion. VESSEL STARTS HUNT FOR MISSING BLIMP No Information has been received as tc the whereabouts of thf big Navy dirigible balloon which was abandoned Tuesday when it developed engine trouble and was being blown out to sea. A complete report of the loss of the balloon was received yesterday by Rear Admiral Spencer S. Wood. It Is valued at about $15,000, Rear Admiral 5Vood stated. The U. S. S. Aztec, station ship here, started on a cruise yesterday to locate and salvage the big blimp. LIEUT D"mSC0LL TELLS HOW THE 101 ST FOUGHT Lieut Driscol? of the 101st Infantry entertained members of the Retail Credit Mens Associated with a recital of the thrilling feats accomplished bv his regiment last evening at the banauet of the organization at the Thorndike. Vice Pres Wiliam Brown was toastmaster. W. R. Buckner of San Francisco entertained with a group of stories on Memory Experts. Brockton Girls to Take the Veil BROCKTON, Jan 15 Two Brockton girls. Mjsses Margaret A. Reilly, daughter of Peter Reilly of 131 Ellsworth st, and. Miss Catherine McEntee, who has been making her home with her sister, Mrs Bernard Smith. Arch st, will leave tomorrow for Nazareth, Ky, where thev will enter the Order of the Sisters of Charity for the probationary period of six months, after which, it Is expected, they will study to become nuns. JOHN M. SEIBERLICH IN CITYS EMPLOY 47 YEARS John M. Seiberlich. another victim of the explosion, died of injuries at the Haymarket-sq Relief Station. He was about 69 years old and lived at 23 Fulda st, Roxbury. Mr Seiberlich was employed by the city at the North End paving yard, and was ,in the office at the yard when he received the fatal injuries. It was his custom to go into the office to rest after his noon meal each day. Mr Seiberlich was a blacksmith and had been in the employ of the city some 47 years. He was born in Germany and after attending school there came to America more than 60 years ago. He was naturalized many years ago. He was widely known in South Boston, where he lived a number of years ago, and also in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, where he resided for several years. His wife, Mrs Regino Seiberlich, died a year ago today. Mr Seiberlich was a member of Holy Trinity Court, M. C. O. F., and also of the St Boniface Society. He is survived by one sister, who lives in South Natick. WILLIAM RYAN CAUGHT AS HE SOUGHT SAFETY William T. Ryan, a delivery clerk employed by the Bay State Street Railway at 543 Commercial st. suffered a deep gash on the right side of his chin and a cut on his left hand. His left leg was bruised a little above the ankle and his face was disfigured. Ryan told a Globe reporter last night that he was mark- Tvtf niv t BV(V in" Koods ready WILLIAM T. KAN. for ,jeiiverv vvhen he suddenly heard the explosion. He dashed across the yards and jumped the fence near the water. He was unable to make a clean escape, being caught in the debris. Ryan remained covered up until several men came to his rescue. He is 23 years old, unmarried and the son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Ryan, 199 Portland st. Cambridge. He has been in his present employment since 1915. CITY EMPLOYE, KILLED, LEAVES FIVE CHILDREN James J. Kennealley of 260 Bolton st. South Boston, a city employe who was killed, was 47 years of age and had been living in South Boston for the past 12 years. For four years he had been a valued employe of the citv, working in the Public Works Department. He had five children, all living in South Boston. PETER FRANCIS EXPIRED AT RELEF HOSPITAL The body of Peter Francis of 48 Monument st. Charlestown, an employe of the blacksmith shop at the North FnJ City Yard, was Identified by means of his clothing at the Relief Hospital last night. Mr Francis was among the first victims taken to the Relief Hospital. His clothing was removed and he was given immediate attention by the ohvsicians the hospital he regained consciousness and one of the priests from St Marys Church, North End; administered the last rites of the Catholic Church to him before he died. The clothing was identified by his son. Representative William J. Francis of Charlestown. Mr Francis worked for the city of Boston for about 20 years and waa a prominent member of St Catherines parish, Charlestown. He was a mem- Swift Company's 1918 Earnings How They Affected You During the twelve months ended Nov. 2, 1918 (its fiscal year), Swift & Company transacted the largest volume of business on the smallest margin of profit in its history. Profits of the meat business under regulations of the United States Food Administration were limited to a maximum of 9 per cent on capital employed but not to exceed 2K cents per dollar of sales. Swift & Company in the regulated departments earned 7.57 per cent on capital employed and 2.04 cents per dollar of sales, out of which had to be paid interest on borrowed money and taxes. Here is how these earnings affect you. Live-Stock Raiser- Swift & Company killed 14,948,000 head of livestock, which weighed alive, 4.971.500.000 pounds. Swift & Company made a profit of only a fraction of a cent per pound liveweight Consumer The sales of our meat departments were 4.012.579.000 pounds on which our earnings were less than H cent per pound. The per capita consumption of meat in the United States is given as 170 pounds. If a consumer purchased only Swift & Companys products, he would contribute only about 78 cents a year, or IV2 cents a week as profit to the company. Swift & Company, U. S. A.' 61 Wholesale Distributing Houses in New England Territory Central Office, Boston, 60 North Market Street C. H. Simons, District Manager I? j;'j ii 8 V i 1 1 t : r..: !t-r. Sr ! it: r. Wr K, rf U; h J!1 ft I f: J ber of the Holy Name Society and the St Vincent de Paul Conference Society of that parish. He was born in Ireland about 68 years ago and his family consists of his wife, Margaret Francis, and four daughters, the Misses Margaret, Teresa, Rose and Agnes, and five sons. James A. Francis, a representative from the 23d Assembly District. New Y'ork, and a member of .the New York World staff; John Francis, a telegrapher and member of the United States Signal Service; Patrick Francis, a widely known newspaperman and special investigator; Peter Francis of Boston and Representative William J. Francis of Ward 4. Mr Francis many years ago was one of the most widely-known horsemen in the country. In his day he drove some of the fastest racers in the country, including John Shepards Mill Boy and Blondeen. He was for many years a sexton of the Gate of Heaven Church. South Boston, and when Mr Shepard first engaged in business, in Boston he entered his employ. He resided in Charlestown for a great many years. DAMAGE TO ELEVATED STRUCTURE IS $35,000 Damage to the Elevated structure will be about $3o.0(J0. in tie opinion of General Manager Emmons, and the interruption of traffic between the North and South Stations will continue for, perhaps a month. The difficulty of obtaining steel to replace the damaged girders and tracks will militate against the early resumption of traffic. Freight which has been handled at Copis Hill Wharf will be handled for the present at the Fish Pier in South Boston. Wrecking crews with big cranes worked late into the night removing the wreckage from under the Elevated structure. Little could be done with the structure itself, except to shore it up, because of the seriousness of the damage. Att ints were made by the Street Department to wash off the thick layer of molasses that remained on the street and sidewalks, but the job is such a big one that walking through the district will be a hazardous stunt for some time. .FIREMAN BREAKS AN ARM James Lettman of Engine 44, a fire-boat. was taken to the Relief Station at 7 o'clock last night suffering from a broken arm caused by a 20-foot fall in the wreckage. With other firemen he was picking up the hose after the all-out alarm was sounded and was walking a narrow plank across part of the playground. A projecting spike tripped him up and he fell, landing on his right arm, breaking it at the elbow. OLD COLONY GROCERS HOLD 27TH BANQUET The 27th annual meeting and banquet of the Old Colony Retail Grocers and provision Dealers Association was held last evening at the Quincy House with about 150 present. The following officers were elected: Byron Guptill of Rockland, president; Oaks A. Bridgham of Braintree, treasurer, and Henry W. Mansfield of South Braintree, secretary. Mr Mansfield was toastmaster. The speakers were H. A. Spinney. Harry Woodward. Rev Guy H. Bleakney ef Braintree. William H. Bain. Representatives F. H. AVoodson of Braintree. Fred Allen of Norwood. E. L. Whitney of Quincy and Burgess Spinney of Weymouth. H. A. Spinney was presented a sum of money by Mr Mansfield in behalf of the association for the services he has rendered the association the past year. George Dion. Mabel Killeen and Eleanor Francis sang. Institute of Banking Dinner 5 -The monthly dinner of the Boston Chapter, American Institute of Banking, was held last evening at the City Club, with about 250 present. Chester C. Bullen, cashier of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Chaplain James Duncan MacNair, U. S. N., who served eight months with the Marines in France, were the speakers. Pres Leo Huegle presided. PERUVIAN STRIKERS INCREASE IN GRIPPE DEATHS AND CASES Figures Thought Due to Delayed Returns DYNAMITE RAILROAD Lima in Darkness, Troops Patrolling Streets WASIHXGTON, Jan 15 Dispatches to the State Department today said all business between Lima and Callao, Peru, had been suspended as a result of the dynamiting of a portion of the Central Railway during strike disturbances, which began in Lima. Monday. The citv lighting system was attacked with res'ultant darkness through the city, and an unsuccessful effort was made bv the strikers to interfere with the city water supply. The city is being patrolled by both policemen armed with rifles and by soldiers. A cablegram to the Peruvian Legation today said it was expected that the strike would be ended within 24 hours, as conferences between the workmen and officials were taking place today under Government supervision. RESUMING BUSINESS AT BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES. Jan 15 (By A. IM The morning and early afternoon passed tranquilly in Buenos Aires and business went on normally, except on the wharves which have been tied up by a strike of maritime workers. U. S. Cruisers at Montevideo j MONTEVIDEO. Jan 15 The United I States cruisers Pittshurg. Cleveland. I Tacoma and Denver, under Admiral j Caperton. have arrived here. The British I cruiser Bristol has also arrived and ! probably will proceed to Buenos Aires. I Yesterdays City Health Department influenza returns showed 182 new cases up to 9 a m. as compared with 173 at the same hour Tuesday and 23 deaths, compared with 13 the day before. Yesterday there were reported -5 new cases of lobar pneumonia, against nn!r two for the day before. Yesterday's recorded deaths from that cause were four and on the day before, six. Health Commissioner Woodward !h:nl S he apparent increase shown in e-(-r-davs reports is not significant if a marked inertase o' t h- disease, tut merely represents ..clay in making returns. According to the State Iepartn eit of Health the influenza epidemic showeJ further signs of abating yesterda:,. The total number of new cases, reported from 61 cities and towns. 1, as compared with 1161 on Mniu v The number of deaths droped from I on Monday to 31. How the Instructive Distrhf Nurssnff Association has been affect-d by the u fluenza was indicated by figures cit'd yesterday at a meeting of the board of managers of that organization. December visits numbered 21.743. compared with 1.571 in , icemb-r. 5!a. and last month MS new patients registered . compared with 17d m h-n-n.vr. t'i!7. Of the new patients last ironB 1327 were influenza and pneumonia cate. KAPPA NU FRAT BANQUET The annua! initiation and banquet of Kappa Nu Fraternity of Harvard College and Boston University was held last evening at the Thorndike, with 25 members present. Iteuben Hall was the toastmaster. The guests and speakers were Ensign Friedman, Goodman Sarachen of Rochester University and David Cohen of the New York University. The initiates were David S. Herman, Abraham Saper-stein, Frank Friedman and Jacob Av-lem. An entertainment was given by Edward Gordon, pianist, and M. T. ihlverstein, tenor. DEATHS FAXCHEZ In Dorchester. Jan. 1ft. Annie K. (nee Saserine). beloved wife of Joaeph i'an-cbex. f ornery of Last Boston. funeral from ber late residence, lft Denny at . Friday at 8:15 a. ni. Requiem dim at St. William's CbiiPli at oclock. Relative and fnenda ate respectfully invited to attend. FITZPATRICK In P.rookline. Jan. 15. Tbomaa Bernard, beloved boshand nt Sarah Mary (ileaeon Fitzpatrick. Funeral from bi, let residence, 73 Gardner road. Friday. Jan. 17. at f a. m. Requiem high mans at the Choreb of st. Mary of the Awnmptioii, Harvard at., at 10 o'clock. Funeral private at residence. Friends invited to attend at cbtireb. Fleas omit flowers. Auto cortege. BYDE In East Boston. Jan. lft. Crawford beloved son of William J- and Jane M Hyde (nee Crawfo-d. 20 ds. Funeral from ft. Butler av.. Thursday. Jan. 1(4. at 2 . m. Relatives and friend invited. LFSXOX-In Koxbarv. Jan. 15. by accident. James, beloved husband of tbe laie Annie K Ijeunon (oee Sullivan and brother-in-law of tbe late John L Sullivan. funeral from his late residence. 87 Brook av., Saturday. Jan 18. at 8:30 a. ro. Solemn bizh hum at St. Paul's Church. Wondward-pk. st.. at 8 a. m- Relatives and friends respectfully Invited to attend. Automobile cortege. Late member of St. James Court. 31. C. O. f.. and A. O. C. W . LEONARD In Cambridge. Jaa. 15, Mary I.. leonard. formerly of Charlestown. funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William J Sweeney, . 5!)4 Huron av., Saturday. Jan. 18. Time later. Auto cortege. PAKJE Milton C. Paige. Tbe funeral will take place from tbe Ursula Chapel. Fine i ; rove Cemetery. Manchester. N. II., Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 o'clock, friends invited. Special for Thurs. & Fri. Only WALTHAM WATCHES Fine Jewelled Movements 29-Year void filled mranted pla;r fanrr r line turned style. Accurate Ttm-keep-irt Money refunded if these Waltham Watches can be duplicated e-laewbere for leas than $1$. Our price for two days only ll carry (he (sryrtl mmd ssa reaiplrte I i mteb Stock 4m yfai(. All malcet, to 0f Jason Weiler & Sons d Importers Mnce lt.t and Retail Mis. Jewellers Washington St. Corner Franklin. 2d. 3d A 4th I loora

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