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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1917
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Five Miles of Music Accom
panies Dazzling Display
THRONGS VIEW PAGEANT
Thousands Lino Broad Street to
Cheer Beauty and Laugh at
Tha mummers captured Philadelphia to
Try to ptcturs an animated rainbow
wrlRfclltifr up Broad street to tho accom
paniment of ,flvo miles of music. Add to
that the clieers and laughter of thousands
nnd thousands of people and you'll rret a
faint Idea of tho Quaker City's own hip
Broad street was tho open-air stage
which attracted hundreds of tralnloads of
vlsltore from all parts of tho country.
Rooters clustered In every window nnd
doorway and hundreds of lamp posts and
trees (when a. safo distance from tho cops)
were, used as grandstands by Mils who
Joined In cheerlnp the bis army of glad
ness. From Torter street to Glrard avenue
Broad street was a Jam of humanity. It
wa a Jolly crowd, too and nn air of
optimism seemed to pcrvado its length and
, A flurry of snow shortly after the start
jbf the biff show did not cool the enthusiasm
of tho mummers.
Candor was the keynote of the parade.
And It was a great object lesson, too, for
the armies of the world marched Bhoulder
to shoulder In blissful harmony. German
Vhlans and KdeIIbIi Tommies danced to the
same tune, nnd Generals of the Kaiser and
Italian Bersagllerl went along- arm In arm,
regardless of International complications.
There was further evidence of this spirit
of peace when Mexican greasers hove In
view, chatting-' happily with heroic-looking
The big show was an emphatic echo of
prosperity and was well staged by If, Bart
Mellugh, organiser of the official pageant.
Miles nnd miles of glittering raiment spark
ling with precious-looking Jewels trans
formed the street Into a monster fashion
Kven the royalty of Europe would have
Continued on rase Two, Column Fire
WOMAN HURT AS CARS CRASH
Two Others Faint in Accident After
A collision of two trolley cars this iQprn
Ine at Twelfth and Spring Garden streets,
created a panlo In which one woman was
painfully cut and several others fainted
from shock. X
Y Mrs, A. Johnson, thirty-eight years old.
I 4379 Grlacom street, was cut on the face
and arms hv flvlnfir clasa. Mr fTinrn rna
twenty-six years old, 1921 Clarence street,
and Mrs. Sallle Butler, thirty-six years old,
3011 East Venango street, fainted. The in.
Jured, all of whom refused to go to a hos
pital, were treated by Dr. S. C. Burns, 1326
Spring Garden street.
Both cars were filled with crowds of
spectators front the mummers' New Year's
parade. Slippery rails caused the accident,
according to the crew of the Spring Harden
street car. After a halt hour's delay both
For Philadelphia and vlcinltit-l.iaht
mow or rain this afternoon or uTaht and
?"' Tuesday, air, fresh to strong
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ON INJtUMANIA AipuFYSTAND
Gain New Positions in Wal-
lachia, Dobrudja and the
TAKE 1000 MORE MEN
I1EIIUN', Jan. 1.
In hand-to-hnnd buttles German and
Auatro-llungatlau troops between tho Us:
and Putna A'nlleys. In ltumanlii, succeeded
in stormlnir several height positions and
repulsed violent Itumanlnn-Ittisslan cqun-ter-attaclts,
todny's olllelal report tlotallcil.
The Germanic forces have taken Hcrcstra
and Ungurentl In the SCabala Valley. In the
Carpathians German rifles succeeded in
blasting a hostile blockhouse with its garri
son. The Ninth German army lias pushed buck
the Russlan-Humanlan fprc3 to a point hair
way between Illmnlk-Sarat nnd Kocsanl ;
the Germpny Danube army has thrown the
Russians back to tho bridgehead of Urailu.
and in Dobrudja German-Bulgarian troops
have almost penned up Russian bridgehead
positions at Mucin.
Around Maciu, the statement said. 1000
men, four cannon and eight machine guns
fell to the victorious Germanic troops.
The le.t of the ofllcl.il statement follows:
German lilies In the Carpathian for
ests have captured a hostllu block
house with its garrison.
Between His I'se nnd Putna Valleys
German and Austro-llungnrlan batta
lions captured by storm several posi
tions on tho heights. They repulsed
violent Rumanian and Russian counter
Ilerestrau and I'ngurenl. fn the .i
bala Valley, huvo be3ii taken by I'lcld
Mnrshal von Mnckensen'H army Kicnin
in the north. The Russians onco mora
Our army pushed back tho enemy
Into positions half way to Rlmnlk-
barat and Foscanl.
The Danube army has forced tho
enemy back Into the bridgehead of
In Dobrudja, tha successes of tho
German and Bulgarian troops penned
up a Russian bridgehead position cast
of Macln nnd there, yesterday, 1000
prisoners, four cannon and eight ma
chine guns were captured.
In the district of the mouth of Uia
Danube, the Bulgarian river guard an
nihilated a party of about fifty Rus
sians who had crossed tho branch of
St, George's in canoes.
Sharp righting In which German troops
were very successful was reported liv the
Continued on Tate four, t'plumu 11 r
OF BLAZE IN ASYLUM
Forty-six Women Known to Have Per
ished in Fire in Remote Cana
MO.NTRKAI., Jan. J. j8rch; was made
today in the ruins of St. Vshllnaud de
Halifax Asylum for the bodies, of forty-six
women known to luive rlte4 when lira
destroyed the asylum Saturday night. St.
Ferdinand is in Manttu t'dunty, 4 remote
section, and detail of the tragedy are
linger reports say fgrty-sU women pa
tients are known to liava ben Incinerated.
It will be Impossible to tell how many
others are lost until m checking up is made
of all the 189 patUuu.
The fire started In the asylum at night,
when all the patients wera asleep, ttccuid
lng to report i Mere With the mercury
down to SO be! .v ro it was impossible
IgTvu'lM tue a .amy waUv susply.
LOBSTER IS BORNE PAST JUDGES
N NOTE TOES.
Reply to Wilson Plea Will
Supplement Answer to
.' German Proposal
ALLIED PRESS APPLAUDS
Chief Points in Allies'
Reply to Berlin Note
REJECTION of the German claim
Protest against Berlin's attempt to
place responsibility for war on Al
lies. Reaffirmation of close unity of En
tente Powers and their determina
tion to continue war until 'their ob
jects are attained.
Brief review of diplomatic events
preceding the war with the purpose
of proving Germany's rejection of
all Allied attempts to invoke di
plomacy for the settlement of the
dispute between Austria nnd Serbia.
Criticism of German peace offer as
constituting a "war maneuver"
rather than an effort to bring con
flict to nn end.
Restatement of injury to life and
property committed by the Central
Powers in invaded territories and on
Demand for reparation, restitution
and guarantees us tho sole basis on
which pence would bo possible nnd
LONDON. Jan. t
With every word of tho Allied reply to
Germany bains approved by press and pub
lic, attention today centered on just how
much farther the Kntcnte would go in
specifying its stand in tho reply to Presi
dent Wilson's peace note.
Tbb general belief today was that the
Allies, having outlined in a broad general
wry in the German note tho position they
n ust adopt with regard to the German
peace proposal, would make tho reply to
America a sort of supplement, which would
go more exhaustively Into the alms and pur
poses animating the Allies lu their deter
mination fo continue the war. In some
quarters it was hekl the reply to Germany
was u full and sulllclent answer to America.
Most ofllclals, however, privately expressed
tha belief that Iiigland and her Allies should
set their position before the neutral world
even niore explicitly by an amplification lu
the note to America.
Thete was only one note of oritiolsm today
in the general chorus of approval of the
Allies' answer to Germany. That was in
the editorial comment of tho Dally News,
Continued on Tare lour. Column On
Pictures of the
in their annual
New Year's Pageant
will appear in the
ueittug e tUeuger
immediately after the parade.
This is only another example of
the speed and efficiency of the
Evening Ledger's photo patrol.
Tlic Lobster Association made. n
effort in today's parade to surpass
nil previous performances. Their
capo was nn enormous nffnir in sis
sections and more than threescore
vassals of the king Wore required to
support, it. The picture shows the
Lobsters as they appeared from
nboo when passing tho Bcllovue
CHURCH AND CAFE
GREET NEW YEAR
1917 Received With Hymned
Praises as Well as
POLICE LET WELKIN RING
Nineteen hundred and seventeen was not
ushered In around tho center of the city,
for ushers nro bowing folks nf subdued
word and gesture. Last night n great
raucous throng seized tho Infant year and
bore It along Into Its own, meanwhile lacer
ating nuletudo with as robust n bedlam as
happens hereabouts In a twelvemonth,
t'shored, ehv 'Nineteen hundred and seven
teen, a helpless babe, right In thn heart of
tho city, was man-mauled at midnight and
will get even if It takes all year.
A more subdued nnd probably more
fervent- greeting was nccordcrt tho New
Year In scores of churches throughout tho
city and in many Homes, where groups
gathered to pray and sing as midnight was
reached and pasted.
DAWN SERVICE IN CUURCIt
At the Clarrick Theatre from 7:30 until
midnight the l.cmon Hill Association held
a combined union communion and watch
night service. The theatre vas tilled, many
of those present being strangers in I'hlla
delphia. At 11 o'clock a personal dedica
tion service for tho coming year began, and
closed at midnight.
Hundreds worshipped with the Salvation
Army at tho Ulghtlt nnd Vino streets cita
del, where there was special singing and
Instead of midnight service, the Bethany
Presbyterian Church, at Twenty-first and
ontln'iei! on Vntt Twit, Colonin Two
THOMAS WILLIAMS WINS
FIVE-MILE STREET RUN
Marquette C, C. First Home in Theo
dore Sj.arr Club Annual
Thomas Williams, wearing tha colors of
the Marquette Catholic flub, got away wlt.i
a handicap In the fifth nnnu.il New Year's
Day wood block marathon held under the
auspices of tho Tlieadore Starr flub th's
morning, and finished in front. Ills exact
time was 30 minutes and 10 seconds. Knud
Sehested, of the Mcadawbrook Club, p'adl
the best time, covering the five-mile course,
starting at the Starr Garden Park and fin
ishing at Fifth and South streets, In 33
minutes and 9 seconds.
Prlies were awarded to the first ten men
to finish, and three club prizes also were
The athletes finished as fulows:
1 Williams. JIarquotto C. C 3:10
; Tu-ner, Mcn.t3.vbrook ST:01
a -''alteram, Xorthnast ti. t' sil:U
4 Sampson. Northucat 11. I' M:-'l
.1. KeUcl. unattached Hi SIS
0 .'Jhesttit, Meadowbrool; 33.UJ
Kindness Wins Fortune for Woman
TRKNTON. Jan. 1. Ml4 lne J-elaud
Walker, of this city, will leave in a few
days for tha West Indies, to take passes
sion of property which she recently Inher
ited. The inheritance also Includes con
siderable real estate In New York city and
on I.onsr Island. Miss Walker came Into
the fortune because she was kind and con
siderate of a friend during a lone Illness.
Dutch Ship Again Taken by Teutons
BERLIN, Jan. 1 An Admiralty state
ment here says that "the Dutch steamship
Oldamdt. with contraband from Holland for
Knsland. vu stocned by our Flemish naval
forces ou Friday and taken into Zeebrasse.''
MUMMERS' PARADE PRIZE 'WINNERS
AS ANNOUNCED BY THE JUDGES
Fli-Bt pHae, ?Cf50. Lo'jjttr...
Serolul pilar. SBOOtl. CI1nilc:i lCleln.
Third priisi'. !?l?SO. tiilvrr Ci",n.
First prize, ?O0i), M. A. Urudor.
Second prize, $400, John Dlggina.
Thtrtt prize, ?2B0, West rhilntlelphln.
fautth prize, ?150, Zuzu String Unnd.
fittU pilsse, 100, Enst Side, Cn nitleu,
Sixth jjrlac, .75, federal.
First prize, ?1G0, Talbot.
Second piir.o, 100, Vralluger.
Third lutzc, $50, Oaltey.
ITi-St prize, $100. "Kei'o," of the Trilby Club.
Second prize, 00, "English Calerpillnr," Zuzu Club.
Third prise, S75, "Vneatloji Day in Jersoy," Bruiler Club.
Tourth prise, 900, "Submarine Deutaolilnnd," Zuzu Club.
Mfth prise, $80. -Hoving lnctureo,-' Binder Club.
Hrat prise, $100. "Villa's- Body Guard," 3iggins Club.
Second prize, ?B0. "Hnwniinii TJltnlelo Quean,'' BIggens Club.
CChtrtl prize, $7fi, "Brigade of Nations,'' Mike ami Ike Club.
Fourth nrlse, 00, "Firemen BriRutle," East Side, Camden.
Ftttlt prtee, $00, "African Sharpshooters-," West Phila. Club-
SPECIAL I'll A TUliES
First prir.c, $f)0, Frank and 7illrttm Shoa, Federal Club.
j . gscoiicl prize. Stephen. Shrppshira uucl-hib-gooscv Lobsters'' Club.
ENTENTE PEACE NOTE REPLY BEACHES BERLIN
BERLIN, Jan. 1. Tho text of the Entente's reply to Ger
many's peace Initiative ban been vecoivotl In Berlin, the semiofficial
Overseas News Agency announced today. The answer io Generally
considered a flat refusal to end tho Avar, the agency says.
HARRY LAUDER'S SON
LONDON, Jan. I. Captain .John Lauder, son of Harry Lauder, tho Bcolch
cumeillun, has been killed at tho front. It was announced today.
BRITISH CUTTER BLOWN UP; NUMBER LOST IN DOUBT
LONDON. .Ian. I. Tho cutter Protestor has been blown up, a Lloyd's dispatch
today said. Tho number of lives lost is not known.
(JREECE HURRIES TRANSFER OF TROOPS SOUTH
ATHENS, .Ian. L Orceco Is hurrying transfer of her troops southward with
all posslblo speed, tho pinch of tho Allied blockade now being generally felt. JCew
demands from the Allies nro for more detailed compliance with the Allied demands
that tho Greek (.Jovernniout place Itself lu a position where It cannot In any measure
Interfere with tho Kntcnto's campaign lu Mncedonln. Transfer of tho entire Greek
army, except that portion necessary to preserve order In Peloponnesus, Ii the
principal requirement inado in tho latest note of tho Allies,
NEWFOUNDLAND "DRY" LAW GOES INTO EFFECT
8T. JOHN'S, Jan. L At midnight last night the whole of Newfoundland went
"dry." A prohibition act, beconilnff effective, stops the Import, manufacture or sale
of intoxicating liquors and no alcoholic compound will be obtainable within the
colony, except for medicinal, manufacturing or sacramental purposes, in order
to prevent easlon of the Jaw a Ions list of patent medicines has been placed under
SIR DOUGLAS HAIG GETS FIELD MARSHAL'S BATON
LONDON, Jan. 1. General Sir Douglas Hale. British commander-in-chief of the
expeditionary forces, Isj elevated to field marshal of England In the usual New
Year's list of honors announced today.
CITY'S INTEREST ON DEPOSITS SHOWS INCREASE
Interest received by the city for deposits during- 1916 amounted to $307,885,81.
For the first sl. months tho receipts wore I117.B2I.08, while during; tho last half
of tho year they Jumped to $100,300.73.
BRITAIN BAKES STANDARD LOAVES TO SAVE FLOUR
LONDON, Jan. 1. The ilrst of the new Administration's food-savins measures
went Into effect today, when Hngland began baking standard loaves. A savins
of eighteen per cent in flour will be effected.
SKATING ON ALL PARK AND SUBURBAN LAKES
There is skating today on all the lakes in Falrmount Tarls and the suburbs.
Every little pond and stream has skaters on it, but the larger lakes ore drawing
the crowds. These include Concourse. Gustlne, Centennial and Chamounlx, in the
Park; Woodside Park I.ake, Chestnut Hill I-ake, at Whttemarsh, and the Merlon
Cricket Club Lake at Huverford. -
WARSHIPS OFF COAST FLASH U-BOAT WARNING
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 1. Allied warships off the American coast flashed wire
less warnings to all Allied shipping today to be on guard against submarines. The
warning stated that Herman U-boats are expected to become Increasingly active in
Atlantlo waters from now on.
- BIG DECREASE IN BANKRUPTCIES IN GERMANY
BERLIN, via London, Jan. l. The bankruptcies in Germany for the year 1916
numbered 2377, as compared Witt- 4550 and 773$ in 1915 and 19M, respectively.
SEVEN KILLED, 100 HURT IN GERMAN TRAIN WRECK
AMSTERDAM, Jan. 1. The datl of seven persons and Injury of 100 In a
railroad accident near Hamburg- is reported. A train carrying -100 persons, mostly
workmen, was in collision with an empty; train.
KILLED AT THE FRONT
UP FOR TESTJN
Last Effort Made to Swing
"Doubtfuls," Who Hold
VOTE ON CAUCUS TONIGHT
"I Have Not Saw Governor,"
Varc Tells Newspaper Men
SENATOR KD VATIE, with his dia
mond shirt studs, is the star at
traction of the Cos rooms. When
asked if ho had persuaded tho Gov
ernor to chop off Banking Commis
sioner Smith's head, ho replied, "No:
I have not saw tlto Governor.''
From William C. ItidlUCn Harris
burg dispatch to the Public Ledger.
Hv a UtaJT Correspondent
HARRISBORG. .Inn. 1. Tho Varc-Ilrum-baush-Mogro
nnd tho Penrofe-McNIchol
factions of tho Republican organization will
engage lu n battlo for the election of a
Speaker tonight, when tho Republican
caucus Is hold, that will bo tho most bitter
held In Pennsylvania since 1901, when Mat
thew Stanley Quay was last elected United
Both factions are preparing to throw tho
fight on Io the floor of tho House, when
the Legislature meets to formally organlzo
tomorrow afternoon In order to innko grist
for their mills lit thn fnctloiml campaign
over tho Gubernatorial nominations two
With both Kdwln R. Cos and Richard
J, Baldwin confidently predicting victory
on tho cvo of tho caucui-, it is apparently
tho "men on tho fence" who will decide
Tho Va re-Brumbaugh penplo who nro
managing fox's campaign claim thatbo
tween twenty and thirty members nro still
doubtful, while the mnnafrcrs of tho Dald
wln campaign assert that there arc still
eighteen doubtful. Thesa figures do not
includo Allegheny County, nnd several
others may bo swung to ono or tho other
of tho candidates when the caucus of that
western county delegation Is hold at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon.
SCOTT CLAIMS VICTORY
John R. K. Kcott, on behalf of Cox's
candidacy. Issued a statement shortly after
1 o'clock this morning In which ho de
clared that the fight for tho election of Cox
was virtually won. Tho etatement was
tssuett ' following-rih-ntl'tfay-c'OTifcVeftc oT
Vnre-nrumlinugh leaders, held in tho Cox
headquarters at tho Commonwealth Hotel,
Baldwin also predicted his own "lection,
claiming that his original estimate of 110
votes for himself In tho caucus still stands.
"After having Interviewed nenrly every
Republican member of the House." he said,
"I am confident that my original cstlmato
that I will have at lca.-.t 110 votes In the
caucus tonight still stands. I have not lost a
slnglo vote, notwithstanding tho pressure
that has been brought to bear upon the
members-elect by the Brumbaugh admin
istration to' switch them to Cox."
DEMOCRATS Nfoir CANDIDATES
Tho Democratic State leaders, jjt a meet
ing of tho Democratic Legislative Commit
tee, held nt noon In the headquarters of tho
Slate Committee, decided to place their own
candidate for Speaker In the field, nnd to
keep out of tho Republican Speakership
fight, even on the floor of the House, if tha
Republicans throw tho tight Into the House
They relectcd Wilson U. Sailg. of Berks,
as thulr "harmony" cliolco for the empty
honor of being tho Democratic candidate
for Speaker. Acting Stato Chairman Joseph
V, UufTey and the members of tho legisla
tive committee attended tha meeting. K.
Lowry Humes, of Plttshurch, who In prose
cuting tha rases ngainxt the brewers In
Pittsburgh. Is chairman of tho legislative
committee. Tho other members are Repre
sentatives Sarlg, Green W. Bill, of Clear
field: Frank J. Leary, of Krlc; Charles A,
Shaffer, of Columbia, and Slate Senator
W. Wayne Hludmun, of Clarion.
DOUBTFUL ONUS LINKD IP
Both camps are In a fever of excitement
today In an effort to Hue ut the doubtful
mombers, and every safeguard Is being
taken to prevent the "buying" of votes.
Charges of crookedness and coercion of
all sorts are. flying thick and fast. Hired
detectives are on the job, nnd nearly every
Interview with an iiu'iiming member-elect is,
being carefully watched and "shadowed."
Samuel G. Maloney is in charge of a
squad of detectives who are said to be em
ployed in the Interests of Cj. Lieutenant
of Detectives Theodore Wood, of Pblladel.
phla, also is on the Job, acting under orders
from Director of Public Safety Wilson rio
is one of tho active inJnagori'of the cxa
campaign. Wood is a pollticlal lledtena,nt
of "Dave" Lane and will be Joined later to-
Continued on Pace l'pur. Tubulin Two
A LITTLE SNOW FOIl NEW YBAB
Few Flakes Appear, but It Won't Total
King Winter showoreU his New Year's
greeting on Philadelphia today in the f.qrm
of light snow, which, It Is predicted, yifl
change to rain before nightfall. . v.
It started to snow about le o'clock, wfttt
the parade was lit full swing. Forecaster
Bliss, said, however, that be did not expast I
more tlurn a fall of lialf au Inch of now
for all day.
Weather rdlctloiui are light sao-w or
rain today, warmer tonight and tomorrow
1917 Baby Arrives 'Promptly a Bojr .
The 1317 baby mad its oflkiai apwc ,'
ansa this morning shortly after wldiigbt. ',';.
The boy for he cho the right wax i -iB
make Ids debut ! tha sou of Mr and Mrs, j
Gllhsrt Thomas, negro, of UerauuuotiM.. "
He was a lusty minjrjiler and w-kun4 ,-
the new year with ortos that ruoun4l
through tue corridors of the ijrmntw& $
Hospital. The bo father is butter for 1
B. J. QUI, of 611 Kast Uuirnt t'lcasant Mr S
BUS. Jloant Airy. i