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WBflNfl l TpqBri-SfflirAfflreEHIA. ffiOTDAY, JAflTTAltY IT, IQlg.
as A VITAL NEED
Former Member of Russian
I Puma Says Extinction as
t Entity Threatens His Peo
ple as Result of Wan
:k Rational loan to snvo tlio Jewish na
"R mi advocated this tnornlnB In n
iL ...(. in(rvlnnr hv Dr. Blimarvahu
jtln former member of tho Russian
l.' nw In tills country. Doctor
fVlrt to of the opinion that unless some
?n.cdlat sicps ... """- '" -- "
ft9 ai ft nation, this war will wipe him
tWI know that my proposition Is not a
: puUr one. Some will look upon It ln
lffernt.y and -others will oppose It em
L..lcMl. Some will even argue that It
ff,n Impossibility. We have manywho
- ...... .. iriinril lest a. modern thought
Ul.r our Jewish conservative world,
f-fil us look the truth squarely n tho
. U r.t mi, not bo filRhtcned by It.
iV. Jewish' world has been destroyed by
fu. war. Already thcro have come to
J, thousands of wldowii and orphans. Tho
i! h rich have ceased to bo rich, par
ly in Poland and In Qallcla. It
?.ciK in Mllmnto that at least 3,000.000
J have been ruined. Tho other 5.000,000
ta Russia and In Austria were nlso hatd
Xrnek by the war. This Is our total at
iff end of tho first six months. What
llll be later Is still dimcult to predict.
The economic condition of tlio Jews In
it .. ftoove int'niiwt"." .,. ..
,,r flrm. even when nt their best. A
mat portion of them lived by what we
Sir almost term miracles. For' today
S.y had bread, for tomorrow-a fond
iiAiw And very often this hopo hnd to
pe the hi.nBer Now both the bread
.j . imnn are cone.
v "Tho more fortunate In tho war zone
wmra."".r. ",'ui ; ;.
Miration tho little that was dono we
niMt conclude that It la a more drop In
but of the
fact that II la soio mnaier ui .. .ui.u..
rv.., n mtastronhe occurrs tho nntlon
may pawn a part of this asset, a por
tion of Us future-thcy call It a loan.
'1 Know that wo as a nation do not
mss the requirements for such a loan.
rUr nation has nothlnc to pawn, because
tit has no real natlonnl asset. I fully tip
f trcclate tho depth of our trasody. Other
I Rations do not have many Individuals
from whom to raniw it" """'" """v
Mtlon per se has a definite credit. With
L. it i. hn reverse. Wo havo Individuals
E whoa .credit Is good in the millions. Ao
I nation. ..uv.... .-- --
nfl. That Is the fundamental difference
between an omnnlzed national entity nnd
me that is not organized. Tho unor
nnlied distributes Its power among tho
faJWduals. ' ......
"'And, whllo I am -aware or an mis, i
'itlll make bold to offer my proposition:
Is It not possible to make a loan and
thus save tho Jewish nntlon from ex
tinction? We cannot make It In the namo
of our people as n wnoic, nut wo can
make It In the name of tho various
organizations which are legally recog
nized and have a guaranteed Income.
"It oil these organizations would float
1 substantial loan, say for :0 or 30 years.
they could get real capital ana irais savo
UsouMUids and hundreds of thousands
. i t ml. t - - n harrtl
irroni sure ruin. j.i.i -.. "
E l, I... 1 n. nnt ffAf iHnl IhlK IB
mennp, um ..-.. 'i"- o- - --
ft great catastrophe, and can only be met
iby heroic methods.
K'The plan seems as dimcult as it is
fnMeJ. and yet It could bo worked out.
t ... ... anira ft. hlllV ff IhO JUWS in
Uwsa war-Infected countries, we can Btlll
. m j.. (. V. Tahh
tnave nope lor mo iuiure vi mo v".
fotherwlse It looks very dark and
JJDoctor Levin was the principal speaker
Mteriav In the National Theatre, 10th
SUiJ Callowhlll streets, where J2O.O0O were
raised for tho Jewish suffcrea-a In tno
R yi,i. i i. u.. rnArf T Avln won the
nest of Dr. Benjamin L. Gordon, Broad
find Mifflin streets. He left this morning
w auurcBS luiuine. incutwib ii
MORE THAN $20,000
FOR DISTRESSED JEWS
. ut,a mnln nSSCt Of ft
3 " . i .a II- 11. V..
does not consist 01 us wnmii. ""-"' "
fact that it Is solo mnster of Its futur
liberal Response to Appeal for Starv
ing Thousands In Europe.
Fifteen hundred Philadelphia Jews, in
la meeting at the National Theatre, 10th
ant callowhlll streets, responded uoer-
MANY LECTURES THIS WEK
Intercsltng Program Includes Ad
dresses by Peek and Troop.
...SLW nKlat Interesting lecture pro
grams of tho season Is offered this week
vL .. Un,vrlty Extension Society.
This afternoon J. a. Carter Troop will
speak on "The Drama of Today," In As
?c,atln Hull. Qermantown, lie will
discuss "Galsworthy's Plays." Arthur K.
;ic ..'n0f ,nos.t0". -will bo heard In a lectura
on Patls, tho Louvro and Glimpses of
France," In Wltherspoon Hall, tonight.
Tho lecture will be Issustrated with
a III a,r'!mh MM. Professor Samuel
Arthur King, of Bryn Mawr College, wilt
t, th wcond lecture of his series on
Y0,c "Culture," tomorrow nlglrt.
li'.ti ?ch. wl" Bcca,t tomorrow night
on Historic and Hural England" In As
sociation Hall, Illustrating tho subject
ii "J?."0" Mcturcs. At Wltherspoon
ii., """"Iny n'ternoon. Professor
Charles S-ueblln, of Boston, will continue
his series on "Prophets I Have Met," his
subject being George Bernard Shaw. Pro
lessor William Starr Myers, of Princeton,
will speak on "The Par Eastern Question,'
Wednesday night In Griffith Hall.
NATION WILL COME
TO CELEBRATE ITS
NEXT 'FOURTH' HERE
State Will Be Asked to Ap
propriate $50,000 for Fes
tivities in "Birthplace of
Jly to the call of funds for their kindred! System Will Save Citizens Long "Wait
Jho are starving and freezing to death
in'Europ'e, More than J2O.O0O was raised
hjess than an hour.
Mthe meeting wbb held under the aus-
W of the American, Jowlsh Relief Com
,mltlee, with headquarters In New York
OK! branches throughout tho country.
line theatre was oacked. Judee Buliber-
per was chtlrman, and he Introduced the
weauera, who were Shmaryauh Ijevin,
Srmer member of the Russian Duma;
iMiyer London, of New York, Socialist
ioajressman-elect: Rabbi B. I Levln-
Cl and Harris J. Conn, a manufacturer.
K Never, they said, have the Jews been a
iJMlcome Tesldent In Europe, but now
tlajr are trampled on every aide, by
.jrjtuea of all nationalities and compelled
U" ny a oonus to each.
Iwenty.five young women, members of
; irlenda of Mt. Sinai Hospital, actlnu
, USher. rlFPt,1na amnncv ,tin ollillanPA
wSiS! " addresses and each came back
Uir ba,ket nl'ed to the brim with bills
K-kJ coins. There were also many cards
rowsInK large sums, which will be sent
jrus AQier, head of the Philadelphia
pv or me American Jewish Relief
&'U B. Rublnsahn. Dranit Master of
Order of B'rith Bholom, announced
iitjf - ".um aHsess xnei memoera oi
TOrranizdtlnn it n.t.. n,A in
MelDhljL HftAnA Wn1lMDnunla Plr-
Pleflged 3SO0;' order of B'rith ABqhlm.
Hyman Lodge, I. o. B. A.. JM0;
Sfe9IVB BT1fl,1a1 ilaniilillliin t1V
ltiUof josepj,, .M: Ruman8n work-
lWul?wB,e.neflclaI Association, M0;
plWorklnrraen'a Alliance, a day's
vrrom each memb&r: Hsrrli .T. Pohn.
Wd Wolf Klebansky, a. '
, ". not many large contrtbu
. . lar?.'t belns IE00, but the hun-
ni-atier ones of H made up the
yn yellow-backed bills.
tnH, nn-BuVau .Ii..jii.j 11
on a t r would be a largo Jraml-
7- A lo Amerjca Rt the na
1 WUT Thlfl. If tltia nnLit.A nil !
iSf tar H takes youth and tn-
(Urvlvora nf thl. ..,- ,ln h
joung nor strong," said Doctor
j " Bre oiviaed. wo are
' we must help one another"
tl-!.HS Mea Hoar I.!ral T,r,,T(
LT, ?Meli poke on "Pajtner-
K5M!ltlon and How to Mak s.
Lth WW luncheon of th
JBtni(.s Association to
' v jame Hotel. Durmc the
Tho nation will come to Philadelphia
on July 4 next to celobrnte tho anniver
sary of the birth of American Independ
ence. Plans to hold ceremonies on an
even bigger and broader scale than Inst
year, when nearly every Stato In tho
Union participated, and to make Phila
delphia's observanco of Independence Dav
permanently of a national character are
already under way.
Tho Mrst move to hold annually a na-tlon-w-ltfe
colebratlon of tho greatest of
American civic days In Philadelphia, tho
"birthplace of freedom," will bo mado
during tho present session of the Legis
lature, when a Stnte appropriation of
$30,000 will bo asked by business men nnd
This sum will be the nucleus of a fund
which for tho next two years, at least,
will provldo a celebration that will bo
national In character. A Federal appro
priation alA will bo sought, and tho
business men of Philadelphia will con
tribute a largo sliaro of tho funds which
will be used tomako the eyes of tho
nation turn toward Philadelphia on July 4
Morris Conn, Common Councilman from
tho 8th Ward, who was active In arrang
ing the Fourth of July program last
year, and who Is a member of Councils'
Legislative Committee, has prepared tho
rcijueo. 10 mo legislature asmng for
tno atate appropriation. - '
BUSINESS MEN'S PLANS.
Plans aro now being made by the busi
ness men in chargo of the arrangements
lor thfci year's celebration to go to Harrls
burglin a special trnln to make the re
quest. About 200 business men, besides a
majority of tho members of Common and
Select Councils, will make Hie trip.
Before this trip Is taken tho members
of tho Philadelphia delegation to tho
Legislature will be asked Individually to
work In behalf of the appropriation. This
will bo done during tho present recess
of the Legislature, and the formal re
quest will bo mado at Harrlsburg soon
after the Legislature reconvenes on Jan
If tho plans so far discussed for tho
observance of tho nation's blithday anni
versary in Philadelphia this year aro car
ried out, the celebration should far sur
pass that of last year, when President
Wilson was the orator of the day and
when six Governors and a delegation of
Congressmen attended, representing near
ly every Stato In the Union.
TO INVITE WILSON TO SPEAK.
Every effort will be made to havo the
President attend again this year, of
course. In addition, every Governor In
the United States will be invited, and
Congress will again be asked to send an
But Instead of a short program In Inde
pendence Square, the United Business
Men's Association and 'the other organ
izations of business men which are In
charge of the arrangements are plan
ning a program that will last all during
tho day and continue Into the evening.
TAX RECEIVER TO ADOPT
DUPLICATE BILLING METHOD
When tho books of the Receiver of
fTaxea are opened for payments of realty
tand school taxes for tho current year
Monday, January 25, the now duplicate
method of billing, Instituted by Receiver
of Taxes Kei.drick, will be adopted. '
The duplicate bill Is retained by the
cashier of the tax office and the original
Iblli, properly stamped, is retained by the
taxpayer. This method -will ofovlate the
necessity of the taxpayers waiting at the
cashier's window until the payment la
registered, as Qias been necessary under
the single system of billing. The regis
tering may be dono from the duplicate
bill retained by the cashier. The now
method is expected to eliminate the long
waiting in line by taxpayers, especially
in the last days of August and December.
OVERDUE SHIP IN PORT
Cambria King Encountered Rouga
Weather on Voyage.
The British steamship Cambria King
arrived here today from London. For
two weeks fears for the safety of the
ship had been felt In the shipping district.
A cablegram from London several
weeks ago announced the ship had sailed
November M. When she failed to arrive
on December 15 it was pointed out that
she probably was struck by a floating
"captain Price, of the Cambria King,
explained today that all the worry and
surmise about Ills ship's whereabouts was
the result of a mistake in the transmla
.tin of the cable. The Cambria King
sailed from London on December 15.
During the trip she encountered rough
Painters and Decorators Here
Delegate from the western part of the
State are arriving to attend the conven
tion of the (House Painters and Deco
rators' Association, which opens at the
Hotel Adelphia tomorrow morning. NIc.
pa D'Ascewo. of thia city, will address
the convention on .famous cathedral ro
cently visited by him, including eeveral
now in the European war rone. Another
Wr wl e presented by P. J. (Byrne,
Will Discuss Peace for Europe
James M. Beck, former Deputy United
Btitis Attorney General, and Dr. Stanton
CoL auYhoTand lecturer of London. wM
t the epeakers at the meotiwr of the
nntWmDorry Club to. be held at the
BeSevStratford Ttonlght at 8:15. "What
faTKlo do to brinit about peaoe
wUI UI ! wWn diouaea at 4ht meet,
, REVEALS STRANGE
CAREER OF WOMAN
'Once Prominent Beauty
Wounded After Father
and Companion '"A r e
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Murder, rob
bery and A strangely checkered post
loomed up today In police investigation
of tho murderous nssault on Mrs. Mnttle
Hughes, 43 years old, and the slaying
of her aged father nnd a inato com
panion. Mrs. Hughes, alias Franklo HarrlB, onco
la prominent Southern beauty, lies nt
death's door. Tho murderers, two men,
whoso mottvo was robbery, aro still at
largo. Tho dead men were Isooo Waldrop,
Mrs Hughes' father, nnd Nicholas Cof
flnas, a Greek, companion of Mrs.
Hughes on an early morning rldo yes
terday from this city to her elogantly
furnished but secluded home In tho Vir
Pollco delving today developed the fact
that the Hughes woman wns pet haps a
victim of tho Kcnyon "red light law."
Driven out of tho segregated dl-itrlct,
whore sho owned sevoral pieces of prop
orty sho sought seclusion In dirk's Sta
tion, Viv. There sho maintained herself
on a luxurious scale Which attracted the
Investigation thus far shows they wero
in the houHj when she and Codlnas ar
rived. They attacked the party, killing
tho two men nnd seriously wounding1 tho
woman with a bullet In her breast. Tho
house was looted, but the woman's
valuable Jewels upon lior person were un
molested Mrs. Hughes, tho pollco Bay, was tho
woman of rnro beauty who, 15 years ago,
stood trial for her life thrco tltncB at
Greenville, S. C, on a chargo of killing
her wealthy husband, Sho was Anally
Later, they assert, she assumed a mas
culine role nnd traveled extensively. At
one time she was reported killed In a
gam'flllhg den In Denver. Later she
drifted to this city, obtained temporary
employment as a waitress and then
gravitated to tho "red light" section,
whero In a. fow years sho became owner
of soveral valuable properties.
Her companion of tho night ride, tho
police were told, was a business man with
whom sho was negotiating for transfer
of a store.
INCREASE OF ARMY WILL
BE CONSIDERED TONIGHT
Military Men Hopeful of Favorable
Action by Senate Committee.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. In vlow of tho
agitation In Congress over tho nation's
piepaiedncss for war, special Interest was
attached to tho meeting of tho Senato
Military Affairs Committee tonight to
consider the bills before It, providing for
national dofenso. Army circles expect
favorable action on measures sanctioned
by Secretary Garrison.
Senator Chamberlain's bill for the
establishment of a strong military reserve
Is among tho leading measures. It pro
vides for an enlistment term of threo
years and thrco years of reservo sorvlco,
with permission for a soldier in good
standing to bo transferred to the reserves
after one year's active training.
Increase of tho army to 110,000 or possi
bly 125,000 enlisted men; an Increaso of
officers to tho extent of 1000 men and addi
tional coast defenses, it is predicted, will
be the eventual outcome of tonight's
meeting. Whether the short session will
permit tho passage' of the reservo force
bill Is doubtful, considering tho pressure
of other Important legislation.
MME. TRENTINI COLLAPSES
Noted Singer Cancels Engagement on
Account of Illness.
Mme. Trentlnl, the singer, who was
appearing at tho Lyrlo In "The Peasant
Girl," is 111 and the theatre will remain
dark until next Monday, when Mario
Tempest will open a week's engagement
In a repertoire of comedy classics. Mme.
Trentlnl Is not seriously 111, according to
her physicians, but sho must remain
quiet and rest for fully a week before
she can again appear.
' Tho noted Italian singer collapsed Sat
urday afternoon In the second act of
"Tho Peasant Girl."
Mme. Trentlnl violated her doctor's
orders by appearing again ""Saturday
evening, but at tho end of the perform
ance Hho was so worn that it was seen
phe could not hold out another week.
Mirie. Trentlnl will remain at the Rltz
Carlton for soveral days, but hopes to
go to her New York home by tho middle
of the week.
MERGER OF NEWSPAPERS
Springfield, 111., News and Record
SPRINGFIELD, III.. Jan. ll.-An-nouncement
was made today of the pur
chase of the Springfield Record by J.
David Stern, president of the Springfield
Evening News Company and owner and
Subllsher of the Springfield Evening
The new paper will be known as the
Springfield News-Record, and will be In
dependent Republican in politics. It will
hold the unique position of being the only
afternoon newspaper in the capital city
FEES FOR POLYCLINIC CLINICS
Abuse of Privileges Leads to New
Patients attending any cilnlo at the
the Polypllnlo Hospital after January 15
will be reiulred to pay for the treatment.
they receive. An initial cnarge of 25'
cents will be made to all applying for
treatment and a fee of 10 cents will be
charged patients for each subsequent
visit. Bandages and plaster casts will be
sold at cost to those needing such articles.
and a deposit will be required on crutches,
braces and other appliances lent by the
The- Faculty Committee decided upon
the imposition of charges because of
abuse of the clinlo privileges by those
able to pay for the services given them.
Dr. Morris uootn Miner, chairman of
the committee, declared today that of
the 300 "cases" treated dally a large
proportion were persons of moderate
means who deceived the hospital con
cerning their financial condition. No
Charge will be made la accident cases,
TO AID HAMPTON INSTITUTE
A meeting in the Interest of the Hamp
ton Normal and Agricultural Institute,
will be held In Roberts Hall, Haverford
College, at 8 o'clock tonight A etere
opticon lecture on "A Trip to Tidewater
Virginia," will be given and songs of the
South will be sung by the Hampton In
stitute Quartet "The Economlo Condi
tion of the Negro of the South and the
Indian In the West" will be the aubjeet
of and address to be given by Hiss Sco-vttle.
Store Opens 8 190 A. M.
Store Closes $:$0 P. M .
which one meets in different parts of the world is
The Laplanders have a practice of rubbing their
noses with the noses of the persons they salute.
In Syria the custom is graceful and pleasing the
hand is raised with a quick but gentle motion to the
heart, the lips and to the head, to intimate that the
person saluting is willing to serve you, to think for
you, to speak for you and to act for you.
A fine old English Quaker poet used to say, "By
all, all means try to be sometimes alone to salute
thyself, see what thy soul doth wear, dare to look in
this chest, for 'tis thine door, and tumble up and down
what thou findest there."
The Syrian salutation, centuries old, is very like
that in vogue today in our two Stores where the
manners of everybody show our cheerful willingness
to serve you, think for you and act for you.
January 11, 1915
Nightgoiuns from the
studiest to the sheerest, 50c
Goats at Late
Plush coats of the finer
sorts, one style having full
sides and straps, one belted
and having a natural and
black raccoon collar. Both
are lined with dark brown
satin and cost $85.
Blue and Oxford frieze
coats with plaid backs and
fur collars, ?17.50.
Belted broadcloth coats
with fur collars, $18.75.
(Firt Floor, Central)
Almost all kinds of
silks for Spring wear
evening silks, printed
striped chiffons, black
silks, tub silks and fine im
ported novelty silks.
Either bought so they can
be sold for less than the
regular prices or taken
out of stock and marked
at very great savings.
3p&i x n iK Vpp.w
Plenty of blanket bath
robes, too, are in the sale.
200 Women's JBrand-New
Special at $8.75 and $ 1 3.75
Think of getting such frocks full of new fashion features
for as little as that!
They come from a maker who buys his materials in very
large quantities and has' made them up with ever so many of
the new Spring fashion features.
There are six styles at $8.75 of crepe de chine with lace
Of those at $12,75 there are nine styles flowered taf
fetas, soft plain taffetas, charmeuse and net.
In the two groups together you will see ruffles and high
crush girdles, scalloped tier skirts, short surplice waists, fur
edges, circular overskirts, silver braiding and accordion pleat
ings with jet bead edges.
Every style is in a good range of evening colors.
(Firat Floor, Central) v
Good Curtains for Many
Many designs in wood silk, mercerized and tapestry-border
curtains, only one pair of each pattern, but a large assemblage
altogether at prices which will attract economical house
holders, as they are considerably below the regular markings.
$3.50 to $12.50 a pair.
(Fourth Floor. Cbealnut)
There seems to be no limit
to the waists whether silk
Several dozens of fine
Lillians are newly re
duced to $8 and $13.50,
first prices having been
many dollars more.
A few Theo corsets also
are reduced more than
half and may now be
had for $10. All broken
(Third Floor, Chestnut)
The Fur Sale
Is Going On
with good assortments of
the staple, most-wanted
small furs and fur coats.
It would pay people to
buy these furs at their
present prices, even if
they had to store them,
instead of having two or
three months' wear
(Third Floor, Clientunt)
And all kinds of table
linens, from lzyc toxoels to
the richest damask.
Down to 60c a Pair
Over 6000 pair of new style house slippers for men,
women and children all marked 60c a pair an average half
Felt slippers in various styles and colors, with leather
soles and some with lambs' wool insoles.
Important And an importation from Germany of some
of those splendid blanket cloth slippers.
(Main Floor, Market)
Real Comfort and Real
Saving in the Blanket Sale
Take your choice now from the showroom samples of
thirty-five mills at 25 to 33 per cent, less than the fair
prices; or from 500 pair of blankets taken out of our own
stocks and marked at the same reductions. The variety takes
in part wool blankets at $2.50 to $12.50 a pair, with a dozen
or so grades in between ; and all-wool blankets at $6.60 to $35
a pair, with 14 different grades in between.
Of some kinds there are eight pair; of others there is
but one pair. There are white, plaid, gray and crib blankets
in the assortment. s
(Fifth Floor, Market) .
Together with sacqnes and
wrappers and frilly negli
All the mackinaw coats in
the Sporting Goods Store
wear new low prices.
Good assortment of sizes
and colors .and styles and
plenty of weather for them.
In fact, many men and
girls wear these warm coats
at the shore in summer in
place of sweaters.
Prices now are $5 to $12.
(Subvrar Gallery, Cbeatnut)
Silk and Wool
in Price '
Too late to fill in gaps in
the assortment, so we- have
taken all broken grades out
of stock and made the sav
ings average one-third. And
they are just the kind of ma
terials that women are buy
ing for Spring frocks.
They are all combinations
of silk and wool. Crepe
weave, 75c a vard. Ponlin. SI
a yard. Crepe poplin, $1.60
ana $z a yard. Moire, $2 a
yard. (Firat Floor. Cbrafnnt)
Goad undertnuslins for
children of all ages.
i ii i - ninn