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EVJSxUJNG LaiHiKR -PHILADELPHIA. MONDAY. BECEMBEB 28, 1914.
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Stor6 Opens 8:30 A Mt
Store Closte $i30 P. M.
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TUESDAY MORNING AT WANAMAKER'S
TRANSIT FIGHT HAS
GROWN IN VOLUME
Obstacles Serve Only to
. Make Enthusiasm of Pub
lie Flare Up More Pro
nouncedly 'jhft Iranklt situation has hld the at
tantlon of the people alt year.
At the Very ouUat tit 1314, to fco exact,
en January I, Director Taylor, of the De
partment of City Transit) uggstxl an
open subway tor South Broad street,
which recommendation he subsequently
modified, immediately a spirit of co
operation wa manifested by Senator
WeKlchol, who urged an all Philadelphia
oMOffether movement, and declared the
time aa lp tq sfott tile sreat munlcU
pal construction works.
In line with thta suggestion. Mayor
Bls.olnburjr and Common Councilman
John P. Connelly held a conference on
January 8 and acreed to work together
for the elty'a benefit. Aa Mr. Connelly
la chairman of Councils Finance Commit
tee, prospects for an early start and gen
eral proftresa took a roseate hue. Dlreo
tor Tailor then conferred with Chairman
Mitten, o( the Itapld Transit Company,
on a proposal that the company operate
the proposed Broad street subway
and elevated nads. Thta waa fol
lowed by A raeetlnff In the Mayor'e oflice
of the Comprehensive Plans Committee,
which approved the plans for the sub
wayelevs,4ed ayatem devised by Mr.
"SINCPIUTT" OF COUNCILS.
Mr, Connelly announced on January It
tfcaf there;- would be the fullest co-opera-tlqn
to obtain subways and other Im
provements. "Those who question the
sincerity of Councils need (only wait," he
Two days later he Introduced a reso
lution In Councils providing for the ap
pointment of a committee to consider DU
rector Taylor's plans and devise ways
and means for the establishment of a
universal flve-cent fare. A week elapsed,
and the Executive' Committee of the Rapid
Transit CemDUv. representatives of tho
city and Councils Transit Committee cpn-
rerred.on tno transit euuauon. ai tno
conclusion of the conference It was an
nounced the matter had progressed so
satisfactorily that formal negotiations for1
the lease of the proposed Broad street
SUbway and elevated lines would be en
tered within two weeks. In reply to an
Inquiry,. Air. Connelly said .Councils had
ioi appointed a transit corn'mlttee. with
any hostllo Intent, but believed the city
Government should be represented In the
Senator Penrose urged better transit
fitetltlUea about this time, and a few days
later loan bill agfffesatlnir PMOO.000 were
Introduced. In Councils. Chairman Con
nelly, introduced a bill In the, lower cham
ber authorizing the loan of 13,000,000 to be
voted on by tho people for the Broad
street' .subway and other transportation
facilities. The bills were referred to the
The Bub COmmltte on Rapid. Transit
negotiations met on Maroh 17, but the
meetlnsr ra -devoted ohlefljr to Tetty ar
guments and ended abruptly without any
thing being accomplished.
TtP5 BTOTESBUttY PIAN.
FQlIowlntf this Inaction, a meeting of
Councils' Committee on Transit on March
tJ was called Jiurrledly at the request of
the; Rapid Transit; Company, and - plan
was submitted by the Qtoteabury man-
Agem,ent- .It .provided,. In prlef, a com
prehensive system of free transfers be
tween the Braid street subway or other
lines to Pe built; and equipped by thej
olt Company, a tube under th" Delaware
and ait -eJeyaled line to Frankfon). to bo
bult and equipped by the company. The
company demanded also tnat the city
make good the loss In net revenues to
tho company due to the elimination of
Director' Taylor proposed universal free
transfers by eliminating one-halt the ex
change tickets automatically. The
director said the city could afford better
to build, an independent system and have
it independently operated, which would
save the psople and the city a vast
amount of money. The meeting- wa4 de
FoUowlnjc the pace set by Senator Mc
Nfohfljl and Senator Penrose, Benator
Vara indorsed the Taylor transit plan
a. week later and said ne emphatically
waa opposed to that of the Rapid. Transit
In a, statement to the public on April t,
SMrtctOr Taylor opposed the company's
operation of otty-bullt lines and favored
submitting the exchange ticket question
to t)jo Public Service Commission,
The United Business Men's Association
Indorsed the Director's plan, and subse
quently Penrose said lie would endeavor
to bring about harfony between (he Rapid
Transit Company and the Director of City
Transit in regard to the plan for the
AOUBSMENT OF- MAT T.
After t, number of conferences during
April ,ml Ur, the city and the com
pany afrted on May IT upon a transit
system to cost tU.eo),); tho city to
B5nd f U,6,O0O on the Broad street sub
way, the, SanVf?r4 tlivated and the
Xtarby elevated. It was also agreed that
these lines should be tested to the com
pany, which, was to ipend tJ,0CO,00Q to,
quip then;. Th, abolition, of the eight
cent exchange ticket and the granting of
it, tranter, sinning January 1. 1814,
was feature of th agreement.
9 i&wlth Jhe. advent of warnr weather,
Council appeared to regard the transit
qawtjon with feeling: of annul, and
wlin the agrtereeat cao before them
oa Junt tV H was r?rrd to the atreel
JtUlway and Finance Committees with,
out cwmint. TM the people started
to think about vsyttioa 4nd the transit
ammnt, lying; in the pigeon holes of
tint cotaswtv, .oon became covered
P geptetMf II tha Bvswira UaooB
M fcB. and: almost immediately It
km an, qvtaU3?Ulon of transit coil
4filM. A SUM representative rode pn
H & ir line a4 wrote a sac! o(
iftMtt 4ed on hi expertence, how-
HMf M utmtfMW or lwepui in in i
M Uh city to . vast awount of Mm
4 wf4 laocavanieose to making
Wln44 centre. The article were
aeeofnpanlad by illustrations and photo-
M v? wear psi fm ( h -
4VO a,i9ounts fwisg ipe new
f44 m m every wouor.
was revival of interest la the
iiwuio A ewer W. and
Mr s, eJeetioo m, w peopte
tf&e ba US. wMclk carried
M ft pptf ta,t4os fee tM o-
ewtra, -i-m was im -
. all car moid tnjiakt by the B40-
. . .
ywiasMstr of the cwiKi imoamwt
5K"PHfessf fy- '
V' T 3MBsyS
A report declares he will be the
next Viceroy of Ireland. He is
the husband of the former Miss
Vivien Gould, of New York.
h kixh tutd Mac was fitvvo
m W Hliit oyaoisaWoo tM Mm
itr. mm jmwmr U to
6u. ejhy i ten i titled a M-te-4at
i rmum, wmmVfw r
iwui ttniaf.u orraniijVi -viid
ZMreetor tWlw o aes Hunt,
""j vs Mi.iiaii, t Ut hddfeMt
urged high-speed lines without "delay, nnd
n answer to many requests he spoke In
eyery part pf tho city, nnd at every
meeting he was greeted with great en
thusiasm and promise of HUpport,
Early this month a resolution was In
troduced In Councils providing for the
1500,000 appropriation voted for by the
THE COSTELLO FIASCO.
Yith everything (tolng along swimming
ly. Common Councilman Peter B. Cos-te-IIo,
of tho 31kt Ward, sought to com
pllento matters by Introducing another
transit ordinance on December 3. It pro
vided for a single elevated lino from
Arch street to Holmeeburg.
Tho CcMello ordinance was condemned
throughout the. city, nnd e. poll taken in
CoimcllB showed that of tho J32 members
only three were opKsed to the Taylor
plan. One of the opponents waB Mr. Coa
tello. That enthusiasm for high-speed transit
la grtoter than ever" Is Shown by the pre
parations for two big demonstrations In
January. The first will consist of a pa
rade and mass-meeting In the Northeast
on January 7. The- parade will precedo
the meeting, whloh will take place at
Textile Hall. Kensington avenue and
Practically every business and Improve
ment organisation In the city will bo rep
resented at the second demonstration,
January 11, which wilt consist of a parade
on Brood street, followed by a masa-nieettng-
in the Academy of Music. ,
It Is predicted that the coming year
Will brine hlgh-spco.1 transit to Philadel
phia In emphatic form.
DEFENDED BY EXPERTS
Educators Defend Scholars Victims
of Ridicule in Classroom,
The left-handed schoolboy, for genera
tions on object of ridicule in the class
room, has been defended by leading edu
cators In a questionnaire conducted by
Walter Q, McMuliln, principal of the
Northeast Bchpol. In the Teacher, a, ped
IHids of State and city school sys
tems, as well as teachers In the ranks,
replied to the problem submitted to them
by Mr- McMuliln. Of alt opinions ox
pressed, tho most emphatic was that of
Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer. Pennsylvania's
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Doctor Schaeffer saldi
"In my opinion, it Is a waste of time to
require some children to write with the
right hand If they are born left-handed,
It a reasonable attempt has been made
to develop the power to write with the
tight hand, and the effort has tailed, I
think the child should be allowed to use
tha left hand."
This is the opinion of John U Shroy,
principal ot the Marshtll School, In
"In observing: children In the higher
grades, I do not remember seeing that
the right-handed children have any ad
vantage over the left-banded pupils,
Among grown-up acquaintance and rela
tive iftt-handedness In writing passe
MHtort C Cooper, superintendent of
District No, 7, declared:
"The only reason that I know for re
quiring right-handed writing is that our
system Is a right-handed one, and there
fore somewhat awkward tor the person
who Uiea.hU left hand."
William JU Welsh, superintendent of
District No, 1. expressed the belief that
while there 1 no rational basis for tho
right-handed system, pupils should be
required, to submit to It, because custom
la to trongly In It favor."
Br( Blewett. Superintendent of tho
Publlo Schools of St, Uouig, an educator
of national reputation, was generally op
posed to leftrhantfednea. Similar opin
ion were expressed by Jaipea M. Cough
lln, Superintendent of the W!ka-Barr
seboc&a, and by Superintendent Franei
A. Soper. of Baltimore. Vf. H. Maxwell,
head ot the New York school system.
wotjM not tat W vlew
AID FOR SOLDIERS' FAMILIES
I I PHSIS1JW I'tf
Policemen Giving Funds e,ad Pro
visions to Women and CMldre,
A fund to help tha families of two Kng
Ufh teseryuts, brothers, sow fighting- in
rj-a.net;, la being raited at tbe Sranefc
tewH pOUeo UUtt. Mafej of the
, feJtowlns tke lead i &Mrean
Wattes, have contributed eUougU pto
Mes to Up tM two wastes s4 feee
ebildre fvr More tba a week sd Wfy
fiii ar ttlU coming lo taslajf.
That wosmo aro Mrs- Vawste Fawtrefte,
Wife of Jk Fe4MU aud Urn, HiW
VtHtf eJU. wit f 3unui FswtfaUe- Both
U t 1 North BMivtr Mrt-
he aartu dvanunent ke m4 soaw
Vvviiin fer the fsonlUa. but the wwuab
Ww iui utvubU tw iaajm yMa. stL
m$a. Mm Kwtrllv obtwd work, but
ms uaiWi i.4 ' 4 h o-wtmt tn iUshws
p4oa i.ejei tiv4,Sti.-"T g s&
War Aeropldhc in Action
and Submarine Saloon
Will Be Seen in Annual
Many Of the New Tear shooters Are
tired today a a result ot strenuous work
yesterday, when they added the finishing
touches to- a number of floats -for the
Mummers parade. At, every one of the
shooters' "armories'' there was continu
ous banging of hammers and a gmcral
All of the clubs held meetings, , which
were strictly private, nnd instructions
were given regarding plaha for the big
parade. It Is believed there will be at
least 23 clubs in line on New Tear' Day
and they will march and dance to the ac
companiment of about SO band.
After making a tour of alt the mum
mtrs' headquarters yesterday, H. Dart
McHugh, special agent of Councils' New
Year Committee, said Indications pointed
to an excellent showing On Friday. The
movement among business men, he said,
to Unite and co-operate. In placing the
shooters' parade on a larger scale would"
redound to tho benefit of the city gener
VISITORS FOlt PARADE.
He pointed to the fact that a large dele
gation from New Tork will come hero
oi New Year's Pay for the purpose of
seeing the mummers' pageant, arid, con
tended that It It were maJe etlll more at
tractive It would provo to be the best ad
vertisement that Philadelphia could ob
tain. Some of tho novelties to be presented
by the clubs will require "shooters" who
possess acrobatic ability. In order that
these things will go through without a
hitch, several of the downtown clubs re
hearsed their "business" for the funny
One ambitious mummer, who Intends to
"fly up Oroad street on an aeroplane and
drop bombs' on the highest buildings,"
has to hire a, horso to hold his dally
rehearsals. The horse will be the con
cealed mechanism of his Aeroplane, and
it the animal should Ret blwky .the fly
Ing "shooter" will have a serious time.
A SUBMARINE SALOON.
A quartet of mummers, who Intend to
present a. submarine saloon and thus
escape high license and prohibition waves,
aro also compelled to hold dally' rehear
sals. The entlro saloon will go under
water at the sight of a policeman and
the customers can get soaked. A series
of ropes and pulleys havo to be carefully
operated to bring about the proper effects.
Perhaps the most strenuou rehearsals"
Of all are being held by an aggregation
of shooters who expect to show the publlo
the difficulties encountered In making a
moving picture. Theso shooters are
obliged to fall through windows and bar
rels and go through other evolutions
which will make the parade on New
Year's hard wOrk.
EMERGENCY AID AND HARTE
PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE $50,000
Part of Councils' AppjroprlaUon to
Prpvide Work ior Idle.
The Emergency Aid Committee has an
nounced that the' distributing of Coun
cils' 50,000 appropriation for tho relief of
the unemployed will be begun early next
week. Director Harte, of the Department
ot Health and Charities, and the commit
tee have conferred over the plan for dis
tribution. It has been decided that trained Investi
gators shall determine to whom shall be
given the supplies purchased with part of
the appropriation. While part of tho
money will be distributed to the needy,
men will be given employment through
the use of much of the $50,000,
Many repairs are needed at Ilolmesburff
and the Philadelphia. Hospital. It I, pro
posed to have this work done Immediately
and to employ only men 'Who are recom
mended by the Emergency Aid Commit
toe. Many destitute men would prefer to
work to taking alms.
Mrs. J. Willis Martin, of tho Emergency
Aid Committee, said Director Harta and
the A'd Committee would co-operate for
the most effective use of the money.
"Applicant for aid, known to other .or
ganizations that have previously helped;
them, will be referred to such organiza
tions," she said, "The new case wo will
Investigate, and where the applicants aro
worthy and aid Is needed we will give aid.
Many applications have come from un
More than 1340 was paid to MO women
for sewlnar by tha Home Relief Depart
ment These women did work on Jo.000
pieces of clothing, thereby providing work
tor themselves and money and at the
same t!m giving their efforts for the re
lief of others. The foreign committee
are dally packing and shipping boxes of
clothing, food and other necessary sup
plies. FISH SWIMS TO STRANGE
HARBOR IN XMAS RUSH
One Package In a Million That
Missed Connection in the Parcel Post.
A ah, J4MJ. that sUrMd in the rp
One ot a mClwn pexktn. a veritable host.
Oot Tud up in the shafd and, aUs, be but
Lstt a racing men pilfht chi4cklst the
Some one somewhere today I mourning
s, dead (Uh which did not keep an en
gagement The fish was started for some
where through the parcel post but, for
tunately for the poor family who event
ually got It, the address tag was impropr
erly fastened, came off and. was lost
This was tlie only package of the mil
lions handled by tha local parcel post
aytem this Christmas rust; season that
waa not delivered or returned to tb
sender In good order, and those In Charge
of th parcel post work consider the rec
After the fUb was discovered, in a,
truekload of other paokages, to be minus
tb address tsjr. it was held up tq await
a claimant Considering the nature of
the contents, there waa ft limit to th
time the paokag might be held, and
when this expired It wm turned' ov to
c, poof family.
Interned Li,ar Bought by AmtriCAna
PORT ARTHUR, T., Doo. 8--Th
Hamburtr American Kteaauhip Pad.
which ul been lvimr in this oort tinea
the outbreak of tha war, baa beett bought
ty p. o. (softutwier ana mrry m ilMr,
of Kew YorU ky. e Aertoan Big
i$as nut up at bar Pak today, and tb4
yul ofHeiTJiy tejifetr4 to American
Hf 3MMt Xm$ to DtJ
WWWARK. X, J-. Oe. J.a444M
sMMUtt& iM hBt-Ti Its! fcttlfat ttAtt fttfAatM
Dress etMOor, for we be was hate
treated is tb CM? HutpttsO, Henry Sack-
M tutns. oxly imU 4tvd Amb wag- I
to . ,j Urn- i, oc hx tvKte tem t
Sin o,jJM.JJl., ' .. '- upaXm
the Country Week
It is a custom of many years to visit the city
when tho Christmas celebrations aro finished.
From all over the east end of Pennsylvania and
south Jersey, Delaware and Maryland the oiit-of
Mown folk come to spc the city sights.
Kris Kringle spirit stays around
The big Organ plays its best
A cordial welcome awaits them.
The whole Store glows with pleasure to receive
friends, old and new.
There is enough to see io pleasantly spend an
entire day -
There arc checldng rooms for bags, rubbers and
There are resting rooms, a restaurant, picture
gallery and the display of fashions and other goods ,
is always; up-to-date.
And no one is solicited to buy anything, not even
a shoe button or a postal card.
December 28, 101U
2 he Sale of Women's Dresses,
Suits and Coats in the
Fashion Salons Is
If we wore to pick any one or two lots out of this
sale, they would he the wonderf ul little evening dresses
at $8.75 and $13,50. Por the one price or the other a
woman can have her choice of dozens of fetching styles,
all fresh and selected
Some women will buy half a dozen such frocks at
a time. There are serge dresses as low as $5 and other
serges, satins and volve'ta at $15 and $19.75.
There are amazing gowns afc $25 gowns, mind
you, of the kind that cost two or three times as much
early in the season. But the prices in this sale go up
as high as $95, and in almost every instance tho gowri
or suit at that price would have cost double at the start
of the season.
Suits and there are hundreds of interesting
things are-$7.5i) to $95.
Coats, and wraps are $10 to $75, including really
magnificent.evening wraps. rtrt fioot, central)
If You've Neglected
Your Complexion Lately
take time now to care for It properly.
If the bothers of Christmas shopping left some
wrinkles, try to eradicate them with Delicate Skin Cream,
75c jap. ii Will not injure the most tender skin and Is very
Queen Mary Cleansing Cream, 50c jar, Is a valuable
toilet adjunct. '
Youth and Beauty Non Greasy Cream is another effec
tive toilet cream 50c jar.
Queen Mary Skin Cream Is also helpful in keeping the
skin youthful and in good condition 50e jar.
(Mala Vltor, Chestnut)
At Small Prices
$2 to $3.50 for children's coats of chinchillas and cordu
roy In hrqken sizes ; from 2 to 6 years in the collection
just 48 coats.
25c to $1.76 for hats suitable for small maids and little '
60c to f? for small white gwetgrs-soiled or they
would hi mpre.. expensive.
25c 'to "IriSP for white silk" cap for babies, up to, 2
. gabny VUor, Mk.O "
QhQQsing Still Good On
comprising iHwly U grade of whJUa w& plaWf , bat $
m.any of spy one particular kind. Fries sew $1 te $12,10 a
The Cold and the Reduced
Prices on Fur Coats
A good many women in this city hadn't felt any crying
need of fur coats until th mercury sat down so suddenly ou
Saturday, but now they can't; secure such coats quickly
All the rich novelty coats In the Fur Salon
are now a third less than their original prices.
So are all the black ponyskins, tho Jblack caraculs, tha
nearseals (sheared coney) -and tho fur-lined coats, besides
other, coats of hardy fur or motoring.
The new prices start at $16.50 for a ponyskin and end
at $800 for a novelty of Hudson seal (sheared muskrat).
(Third Floor, Chestnut)
A Little Corset Clearing
Odds and ends of certain good makes have been reduced
a third or more.
Paris Lillians are $6 to $8. . , , '
Parisiennes are $5,50.
. Wanamaker Specials are $2.
W. B. Corsets are $8.
(Third. Floor, Chestnut)
Cloth baggage tags-are new,
insuring" safe delivery. SUbwity
A Viking silver desk-set will
start tjie new year brightly;
37.BQ, ?10, $12.60. Subway Gal
Our $2 ailk stockings ifor
vromew are in oyer eighty shades
great for matching' gowns.
Main Floor, Market.
A. dirigible search light is new
for the auto; Ughta up the signs
on unfamiliar roads or locates
the-trouble in the car, $3. Sub
way Gallery, Chestnut.
''Your Eyes," one 'of the,
latest popular songs, is from "Tha'
Midnight Girl," 30c .Second
"Carmencita Shea," the new
fox trot, is featured in the "The
Queen of the Movies"; 30c Sec
ond Floor, Market.
First aid for the flat tire;
the spark plug pump saves the,
labor of a hand pump, 95. Sub
way Gallery, Chestnut.
Economists say distribution
is as important as production;
the heat distributor for gas
ranges saves gas and new cook
ing utensils. Subway Floor,
Incomplete Dinner Sets
At Fractional Prices
Many of the best and most sought after patterns in our
assortment of china dinner services are included in' this
group of incomplete sets of French and German ware, which
today go on sale at prices lessened to a fraction of what the
sets are actually worth.
Some lack just one piece of being complete, not more '
than eight pieces are missing from any set - tit
The prices now go from $12.50 for sets which, when'"'
complete, were unusual at twice that much, and the highest
price set in the. lot being now $22.60.
(iroaith. Flaer. Central)
$22.50, $25 and $30
A fairly goodBized bundle has been added to the Main
Floor assortment. These pieces are of an extra fine quality
and in sire are about 3.6x6.6, taking them "by and large."
(Mala Floor, Cftrstaut)
Men's Fine Suitings
About one hundred pattens in highest grade British wooU
specially prieed in a year-end clearaway ut $40 a suit, made M
pleasure. (Lo4or Shop, Sabwa? OttlUrr, OieatnuO
Men's Overcoats Special
$10, $J2S $12,75 arid $J4.0
A,fw hundred going out at low prlcas bafort tkt flrat
-of the year.
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