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PHILADBLPIIIA, THUBSDAY, DECaSMBBB 24, lDld.
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VOL. I NO. 88
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WITH SPIRIT OF
Tomorrow's Observance of
Day of Days Will Be
Marked by Charity and
Phlladelphlans are relaxing today, the
evo of Christmas, after a season of the
most wonderful recced of good will to men
In the 300 years of
the clty'p history, n
record that has com
pelled the admira
tion of all tho world.
Tomorrow tho city
will colebrata tho
birth of Christ In a
mannor fitting to
tho achievements of
tho municipality In
tho last few months.
For ono day suffer
ing and misery will
be at their lowest bb. A larger propor
tion of the clty'a population than over
before will join In this celebration.
Thousands of men and women earnings
s-ood salaries, who never knew It before.
will feel something approximating tho
pinch of poverty because of the wholo
hearted way In which they have re
sponded to the appeals of their own peo
ple and of war-rlddon Europe. What Is
missing of material things will be more
than compensated for by the knowledge
that a little happiness has been brought
Into the lives of others.
Officials of charltablo organizations say
tnat no one should go hungry tomorrow.
The threo'Bhlps of food sent to Belgium
to whleh Philadelphia! was tho heaviest
contributor, were not sont without sacri
fice on tho part of' rich and poor nlko,
and this has necessitated twice as much
work on the part of the charitable organi
zations adequately to provide for tho poor
xTho long arm of Philadelphia also has
been stretched out to the children of Bel
glum. Citizens of the Quaker City have
contributed largely to the Christmas ship
bearing toys that ore now being distrib
uted among the little ones of a nation
that has suffered heavily In tho Euro-,
This year the big movement peculiar
t vtpvLOhrUfmas;.hjA-jnet, With,, nionMWCcejw,
than ever'before. The shop-nearly move
ment has been dinned Into Phlladelphlans
so energetically for years that this year
Concluded on Voro Elcht
Tomorow o'est der Tag I Bene!) Pre
krasnoll! "Which means In English, French, Ger
man. Itattan and Russian. "Tomorrow's'
the Day for which praise be." It would
seem that further comment la unneces
sary. However ono might observe that,
the calendar to the contrary, for some
millions of kiddies the world over today
takes the blue ribbon for pure unadul
terated duration. But If the keen edge
of your anticipation has been worn oft
for you by the accumulation of years,
the youngsters even can't outdo you In
the appreciation of the Joyiand good cheer
ofthe happiest of' seasons on 'the 'day
itself For that Is for aU alike.
For Philadelphia and vicinity.
Snow or tain this afternoon. For t o
morrow probable anovMn thenorning
and much colder.
Observations atPhiladelphla '
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Temperature , .... . :T. jrr
Wind ,,,.H.,vr,.,,,,...,lN. V,', 15 mile.
py .'.'.v.1i.w?,,,-" Cloudy
frelPttUoa fast's Mum ..,... .... Noni
liumiany w., .., ,.,, ,,,, 70 percent.
nuwuiutu i.w.1,,1111, . ..,., Z.
lamps to Be lighted
Autoa-and other ,vehieU..,w 4t5Sp,m;
Almanac of tho Day
gun wt -jj. 4 30 p. m.
8au-Tl tomorrow ..,, 7:21 i, m,
noon tins .... ............... t), is p. m.
Jiljn water ,,...,.., .....,,,, ass, fa.
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HUb -wteri 'tproorrow ..... Sfiai. SZ
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APARTMENT HOUSE GUESTS
DRIVEN OUT BY FIRE
blames Sweep Structure at 303 North
B2d Street at Dinner lima.
Flro 'lalo this afternoon drpve a score
of guests from tho Hutts Apnrtmont
1 fouse, 303 North 62d street. No person
was Injured and tho dMiingo wna slight
Tho blozo originated on tho second floor
of tho building Just as the majority of
lodgers wero preparing for dinner. Soon
tho corridors were filled with smoko and
guests made a rush fo tho street.
Tho apartment house lsa three-story
brick structure, tho first floor of which
Is occupied by Jenkins' poolroom. A
number of players In this placo ran for
safety when smoko In thick clouds filled
tho room. Tho poolroom wns damaged
CAR JUMPS TRACK; FIVE
INJURED; TWO MAY DIE
Crash at Fifteenth and Snnsom Has
Five persons were hurt, two so seri
ously that they aro dying at the Jefforson
Hospital, and many others were shaken
up1 this afternoon when a southbound ISth
street car at Sansom street Jumped tho
Tho seriously injured are Patrick
Mullarkey, of 433 North 19th street, and
William Paul, a blind man, of 1703 North
21st street. Mullarkey has a fractured
spine. Paul's skull Is fractured. Both
probably will die. Tho others wero treated
at tho oftlco of a nearby physician.
Tho prcmaturo closing or an eloctrlcally
operated switch at Sansom street caused
tho accident Tho front truck passed
over tho switch, but the wheels of tho
rear truck wero turned Into tho Sansom
street track, throwing the car oft the
Mullarkey and Paul were crossing San
som streot whon tho heavy nearside car
slid Into them, crushing Muliarkoy be
neath It and hurling Paul against a letter
box. Passengers In tho car wero badly
shaken up, but escaped Injury. Tho
others hurt also woro pedestrians.
H. V. MASSEY FALLS DEAD;
BODY FOUND IN STREET
Retired Xawyer, Formerly Associated
r-r7nrtnte??T?i.. r-jLAii. "-,-
xieiiry v cages .aioeavy, a rcuiuu eva
poration lawyer, of Drexel Apartments,
Overbrook, fell dead In front of 3S27 Bar
ing street early this morning.
The body of Mr. Massey waB found lying
on tho pavement at 5 o'clock by "William
Keenan, 3313 Warren street. He notified
tho police of the 39th street and Lancaster
avenue station, and the body Has taken
to tho Presbyterian Hospital. Physicians
there said death was probably duo to
heart disease. A largo scar on tho side
of the face was probably caused by tho
Mr. Massey was formerly associated
With John G. Johnson. Ho was prominent
In financial circles, and In an advisory
capacity was connected with a number
of companies. Ho was vice president of
the Delaware River Transportation Com
pany and secretary of the Clrardvlllo
Gas Company. He was born and edu
cated In Philadelphia, having been grad
uated from the Central High School and
the Law School of the University of
Pennsylvania. Ho retired from active
law practice several years, ago. Ho was a
member of the Union league.
Mr. Massey Is survived -by his widow,
Mrs, Anna D. Massey, and two sons,
Henry V, Massey, Jr., and Edward Mor
CITY PLANS WORK FOP.
1000 JOBLESS WORKERS
Mayor Asks Departments to Co
operate In Aidiof Unemployed.
Plans for putting 1000 Idle men to work
on . city projects within tho next few
weeks are being formulated by the ad-,
ministration department heads at the
direction of Mayor Blankenburg.
Three hundred additional men are to
bs enrolled on the street repair force In
the Bureau of Highways, Increasing that
force to 1150, tlie-greatest number ever
engaged in such work in the history of
the city, An effort will be made to have,
Councils sanction the retention of the
repair men during the winter months.
An appropriation that has been passed
by Councils for repairs to meadaw .banks
where the Delaware River frequently
inundates the lowlands. In South Phila
delphia, during tho 1 spring freshets, will
provide work for 100 'more menr for a
Bids will bo asked early in January for
sewer construction work, which 1 will en
able a contractors tp employ several hun
dred men. The; work will cost approxi
mately 00.000. The Gunners' Run main
sewer, that wilt carry the storm water
from the vicinity of Allegheny avenue and
fjfvou atqeBif wftciu itjiiara Hi uwuoU
uier every neavy raimau, is moiuaea
'in the contemplated, operations.
Chief Davis is preparing advertisements
for the purchase of'JIOO.OOO of water pipe,
provided In the JU.3O0.0OO loan The lack
of pipe foundries in Philadelphia, will
throw this contract to other localities,
but the work of extending the water sup
rijy mains in West Philadelphia will
provide employment for local laborers.
Director Norrls, of the Department qf
whaxtes. Docks and Ferries, is nlanaliu:
.to dredgi Vrankfcpl Greek at 'a tost.
111 ' 1 1 1 . i
I Qg$ration on 'Senator 3u Ppnt
QOramTaR. Mtnn.. Deo. H-Senator
Iffttirv" 4ta Pont, of SwawaM, mm-
vvt on -kwv for dfatomimi tfesty
5jfc. Maj hj ini
ooJiyte tHs a:terim, wwreiWted-a
. Willi Jiiisn llfinieW in jpm-Hiiimm
& Ctfrftftmatf Carol
Cfjrfetmng (it tfjc aid
$cnr nil nngcls; stittgina;
Hoiic nnir pence up tijerc!
Jcncc tljeir Ijnnuii nrc brinsins;
0nb tcjsit tfjc tap tuorlb forget.
tEfje iJcUsi are rinsing ebecpUiIjcre,
Qtt)t cfjilbreu jEfinafng J?et.
d5ob grnnt usi pence on (fifjn'jstmns JDnj;
(Sob (cnb tfje constcience vtit;
(Sob bribe tfjc luolucg of lunnt nluni',,
&nb succor tfjc oppreeb.
Cljrfetmng in tfjc fjenrt
3ff tfjc ijenrt Ijc lotolp!
$)ribc enn Ijnbc no pnrt
Hfn lufjnt mnfec CfjriEltmns Ijolp;
(Sob Ienbji n (tnr to guibe tfjc mceU,
gfnb Imftteg crob'g cunnfns nrt, ' '
i3nb Ijibes; tofjen pronb men geeU.
Sob grnnt tig pence on Cfjrtetmns 3Bnj;
(Sob gibe us fjenrt reborn;
(Sob listen Uifjcn tfje fjumble prnj,
glnb comfort fjenrtg forlorn.
rev. louis jr. nENsof, d.d.
PASTOR IS FELLED
BY FOOTPADS AFTER
. ..TAKING: GIRLS HOME
Rev. O.'S. Moore and Other
Residents of Germantown
Victims of Highwaymen.
Two men, ono a clergyman, were held
up by three masked highwaymen In Ger
mantown, shortly after midnight this
morning, but got only $1 50. Tho minister
was struck In tho face with tho butt of
a rovolver and left unconscious In tho
street. Ono man Is under arrest on sus
picion of being Implicated In tho hold-up.
Tho victims aro tho Rev. O, S. Moore,
of 318 Manhelm street, pastor of the
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Manhelm
street and Pulaski avenue, and Charles
A. Smith, of 221 West Wyoming avenue.
Mr. Moore had escorted the Misses Edith
and Lucy Knight, of West Claplor street,
near Wlssahlckon avenue, to their home.
Just as he left their homo three men
sprang at him from o driveway and
thrust revolvers Into his face.
Tho clergyman stepped back, and ap
parently the highwaymen thought he in
tended to raise an alarm. One of them
struck him in the face with his revolver
and he fell unconscious. The thieves
turned, all his pockets Inside out, but got
nothing for their trouble. Personal papers
Mr, Moore was carrying were scattered
all over tho sidewalk.
A few minutes 'later Mr, Smith, was
held up and the thieves' took from him
Night Watchman John McCarthy found
the clergyman staggering along tho
street and notified the Germantown
.nM .(.llnti T3ollpAman XfrPnrthv flnrt
Wllent were assigned 'to tho case. They
arrested a man who 'gave his name as'
Harry Rlghter, ot.725tWood street. The
police Bay ho Is a widely known Tender
Rlghter was held In J1W0 hall for a
further hearing today by Magistrate
Pennock at the Qermantown station.
FRENCH CRUISER TORPEDOED
Slight Damage Dona by Austrian?
PARIS, Deo. Zt,
Slight damage to a French cruiser In
the Strait of Otranto, In tho Adriatic, as
the result of an attack by an Austrian
submarine, was reported by the Minister
of Marine today.
Two torpedoes were fired by the Aus
trian vessel, but only ono struck, and the
damage done was said to ba slight. None
of the Ifreneh vcjIss pew was" Injured,
the e.ybj)i?j0 ledger'
Clmsptiaa Day t
TO GLADDEN HEARTS
City Swathed in Fleecy-
Decoration, Typical of the
Joyous Season Sleighing
Philadelphia Is to have a white Christ
mas. Snow, corroborating this statement by
tho weather forecasters of this city and
Washington, began to fall long before
noon today in all parts of the city, and
tho weatherwlse looked long and anx
iously at the skies and called up the
What they learned was comforting to
lovers of the Jingling sleigh bells and
the small boy with the new sled and a
long hill. The snow will continue to fall,
according to all tho forecasts, all after
noon and perhaps until Christmas dawns
and the bells ring out that tbo day Is
Then tho fall will end and the weather
will bo clear and snapplly cold all day,
an ideal, picturesque Christmas Day of
the North. In tho Bouth rain is falling,
but elsewhere east of the MIssIssIddI
Valley it Is snowing steadily, dispatches
irom wasmnsnon say, and an the North
em States will haie a white Christmas.
Every one of the fine sleighing roads
In Falrmount Parle and the suburban
sections of tbo city, it is expected, will
be alive tomorrow morning with the
merry carol of tho sleigh bells. Every
suggestion of a, hill In and near the city
will be thronged with ruddy-cheeked,
bright-eyed, shouting youngsters and not
a few adults who haven't forgotten how
to be bays and girls again,
Tho snow soon made the streets so sIId-
ery, especially the wood block In Market
ana Arcn sirceu, rnai numerous minor
accidents resulted. Traffic was slightly
delayed at several ' points when horses
Bllpped and fell, and it was necessary to
throw buckets of ashes into the streets
before they could proceed.
Sweepers were sent out over the tracks
of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany late this afternoon after tho snow
got so heavy that traffic was being Im
peded. No measurement of the depth of
the fall was made by the Weather Bui
reau. which takesiobesrvattons and meas
urements but 'twice) a day, but the fall
was estimated at well over an inch at i
No sweepers or snow plows had been
sent out by the Philadelphia and Read
ing Railway or the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company at that hour, but every
thing was in readiness to clear any Una
that might have trouble. The snow will
continue until late tomorrow morning.
Contractors will begin tho removal of
the snow' from the -business section of
the city lata this afternoon, provided the
Weather Bureau gives assurance by that
time that the storm. wtU'conynue. Chief
yptuteil, 01 tne mgnway tjureau. aum
moned the contractors to his office early
this afternoon and advised them to have
their men in readlseea to begin work on
a sMmnt'a notice.
QMttoulty in Ending bub wllltes to,
labor en Cirtstsias is aatlctoated. ad
tfSf tnat xeasett) tno work wtrrba began
fiinfladnl4& Kg wail
OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS
On tho loft bank of thosrillca River
obstinate lighting continues.
On tho right bank of tho Plllca wo
havo mado progress In tho vicinity of
Opoczno and Tomaschow,
In Gnllcla our success continues,
south cf tho Vistula.
In the Carpathians, while pursuing
tho retreating Austrlans, we captured
on December 3 30 officers and about
Near Przomysl the Austtlans at
tempted a now sortie, during which
soveral of their ndvnnco companies
wero completely annihilated. Other
ndvnnco companies wero mado prison
ers. In this affair wo sclred about a
mllo of railway leading Into tho city.
The Turkish offensive In tho direc
tion of Van' was turned into n dofen
slvo movement, which, howovcr, our
troops succeeded in breaking aftor
stubborn resistance. Wo captured
frcm tho enemy n number of prisoners,
with their arms.
Tho nttempts of the Germans to
movo forward to the cast of Bollmov
have been checked. They nro trying
desperately to cross the Rawakn to
the southeast of Sklcrnlowlcr. To tho
south of Ilawa they are resisting stub
bornly a Russian offcnslvo movement,
launched from thp north bank of tho
In tho western theatre of wnr tho
enemy did not renew his attacks In
the neighborhood of NIcuport yester
day. At Blxschooto In tho engage
ment Tuesday wo took 230 prisoners.
The enemy is again actlvo In the
neighborhood of Chalons. In tho re
gion of Soualn nnd Perthes Infantry
attacks by tho enemy followed fierce
artillery attacks yesterday. All wero
repulsed. Trenches which had been
retaken by us woro abandoned bo
causo of tho continuous artillery flro
directed against them.
In tho eastern thcatro of war we
hao resumed tho prfenslvo, advancing
from tho Nledcnburg-Soldau line,
Aftor several days' fighting we have
rcpulaed tho enemy's attacks near
Mlawa and tho Russians positions
there havo been taken by us. On
the right bank of tho Plllca and south
east of Tomassow tho Russians havo
delivered a number of violent attacks,
but tho Toutonlo allies repulsed all
with heavy losses to the enemy.
Between tho sea and tho River Lys
we have advanced through tho work
of sappers In the sand dunes and have
repulsed an attack frbm Lombartzyde.
At Zwartelen, southeast of Ypres,
we havo captured a group of houses
constituting the southern part of tho
village, In spite of very vlgorousfnr
tlllery fire On the part of the Germans
and a counter-attack of infantry,
. Tbo Belgian army has pushed for--"ward
detachments" onthe rjghc'bank
of the Yscr River, to the south of
Dlxmude nnd has made effective a
position at tho head of a bridge In
In the region of the Alsnc, through
out the day, the zouaves brilliantly
repulsed several attacks and ended
the day by still remaining masters of
the trenches captured on the 21st near
the Puislelns road.
In tho region of Craonne nnd
Rholms all tho counter attacks of the
enemy upon the positions captured by
us on tho 22d havo been repulsed.
To the northeast of Meslnll-les-Hur-lus
we hnve seized 00 yards of Ger
man trenches and repulsed a counter
Our operations In the Carpathians
nrn taking a normal course. Yester
day we took 300 prisoners and pressed
forward further in a northeasterly
direction. Towards the Ludkow
Passes our attacks gained some
ground for us.
There Is stubborn fighting near
Krosno, Jaslo and Tuchow In western
Gallcla and along the lower Donajec
At the Nlda, tho Rawka and Bura
Rivers fighting continues. Fresh bat
tles are taklng'pluco along the whole
LINE HOLDS FAST
Victory Still Eludes Ger
mans in Poland, He Says,
But Expects Success.
1 10,000' Russians Captive.
By KARX H, VON WIEGAND
GBNBRAIi HEADQUARTERS OP
TIU3 ISASTEUN GERMAN ARMY. Dec
18, via London. Dec 24. Pleld Marsha
Von Illndenburg, Germany's greatest
military commander, gives to his men the
credit for the victories he has earned.
"With troops of tho courage and endur
ance of ray army,, I must succeed," was
the statement of the famous, leader of the
eastern army today.
It would be untimely to say that the
Russians are completely beaten and
broksn," said the Field Marshal. "They
are Nghtlna bravely and well "
Neither Held Marshal von Hliulenbur
nor General Ludentorff his Chief of Staff,
bus any Illusions as to what U before
the German, army In Poland. Tney both
declared there would bo muoh hard fight
ing In the campaign, against Warsaw, but
they have. tho. utmost oonfldeneoln final
Throughout Jibe advanco of the German'
army through Potaa, Field MafsbsJ von
Illndenburg's forooe. It la J, have kn
opciijail by a vastly superior number of
""i" In UiMng of the Aghtlug which
has result ta Ue retirement of. tbo Rue-
iiUuj ruiiMTl YraxMuv, ia uwaaa eom.
1 festerf V1 tto '" J1 0
ponladJ bl Vagv TbrW
German Column From
North Presses Back
Russian Army Invading
East Prussia Fresh
Warsaw 'With Down
Russian Counter Offensive
in Galicia Checks Austro
German Westward Dash
From Cracow Battle on
for Control of Strategic
Rivers in Poland. '
After several days' fighting:,' the
Russian positions near Mlawa, in
northern Poland, have been recaptured
by the Germans, an official statement
issued in Berlin today asserted. It
was in this region that the Germans
were repulsed recently and withdrew
beyond the East Prussian frontier on
a line from Lautenburg to Neidenburg.
Mlawa, on the Polish side of the
East Prussian-Poland border, is heavi
ly intrenched. German success in
this region revives the menace of a
downwAVd stroke on Warsaw, which
for sotrte-timo 'hits" Jicen "free from
danger on the north. Possibility is
also indicated of a junction between
the East Prussian army and the
forces of Von Hindenburg along the
The Russians have developed a
fierce counter offensive in Galicia
and have checked the hitherto vic
torious advance of the Austro-German
allies from Cracow. The great Ga
lician stronghold again is menaced as
the objective of the Czar's southern
campaign. Further success in this
Concluded on Pase Three
AUTO DRIVEN BY AMBLER
KILLS MAN AT NOBLE
Candidate for Speaker Surrenders to
John Forsyth. B years old, who lived
between Jenklntown and Ablngton, was
struck and Instantly killed by an auto,
mobllo driven by Charles A. Ambler,
State Representative from the First Leg
islative District of Montgomery County
and a candidate for Speaker1, early this
morning on Runnymede road. In Noble.
With Mr, Ambler was his wife, who Is
suffering from shock.
Mr. Ambler gave himself up to the
Ablngton police nnd went to the police
station to await the arrival of the Coro
ner of Montgomery County.
Mr, Ambler said lie was driving at a,
moderate rate, and) that tho man became
confused and walked directly in front of
As soon as Mr Ambler could atop the
oar ho placed the man In It and hurried
him to the Ablngton Memorial Hospital,
where lie was pronounced dead. Mr. and
Mrs. Ambler were on their -way to Glen
Slde at the time of the accident.
ATJSTBIA MAY BUY YAHN HEBE
Austria wants 4.000,000 pounds of cotton
yarn, and wants It eo badly that she is
willing to pay spot oash for It In ad
vance of shipment, according to advices
received here. An inquiry was nigned by
Hans Deutsch, IS Horlgasse, Vienna, who
Is understood to represent the Austrian
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