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NEW YEAR'S MORNING
Only a night from old to new I
Only a night nnd so much wrought!
!The Old Year's heart all weary grew.
But said' 'Tho New Year rct has
Tho Old Year's hc.ir Its hones laid down,
As In a grave, but trusting eald
"Tho blossoms of tie New Yei'V crown
Bloom from tho ashes of the dead "
The Old Year"') 1 1 nr. was full of greed ;
With selfishness It longed and ached,
And cried ' nave not hulf I need.
Jty thirst Is bitter nnd unslaked.
Sit to tho Nev Y-.n'i. generout liar.d i
All gifts In plenty shall return ;
True loving It shall understand ,
By alt my failures It Bhall learn.
I have been reckless ; It shall be
Quiet and calm and pure of life.
I was a alao, It shall go free.
And And sweet pence where I lean
strife" Helen Hunt Jackson.
Happy Now Year!
Thero has not been a quieter Now
Year's Evo In Philadelphia Blnco tho old
year went out on Sunday tho last time.
AVhllo thinking of boycotts, why
not begin the year by boycotting all ex
pensive and wasteful habits?
Another record broken. Thirty
fatal accidents In this State during tho
sunning season this year to twonty-nlno
It lookH as If Governor Brumbaugh
had found that " 'llmlnator" that tho
colored cook lost when he tried to "elimi
nate the eggs."
One of the best things Mr. "Wilson
has done since ho becamo President wns
to abolish the farcical New Year's recep
tion at the White House.
The formation of an air ministry by
Lloyd George would Indicate that In
future thero will bo swift retaliation In
kind for Zeppelin raids by tho Germans
Wouldn't It bo possible to have
that simple operntlon performed on some
of our vociferous politicians that tho
French havo discovered makes American
According to Professor I.euua, of
Bryn Mawr. "lesser men" aro those not
tarred In "American Men of Science."
Tennyson nnd a different definition but
times havo changed.
If Prof. A. A. Noyes, of Massachu
setts, lived as near Pennsgrove na we do
he might conclude that 30,000.000 tons of
nitrate is not the most urgent need of
tho United States in the event of war.
All governments and rulers and
ruling classes, when you look at them
closely, are Incredible H. Q Wells.
This was said of England, but
Mr. Wells might have been thinking of
the men who rule Pennsylvania.
Financiers will face serious problems
In the coming year Headline.
But they won't be a marker to the
problems of tho fellows who have no
finances and the balance on the wrong
The Public Service Commission
may find that the law does pot permit It
to relieve tho residents of Tunkhannock
from the smoke nuisance caused by
locomotives of the Lehigh Valley Rail
road, but most railroad companies find
nowadays that when the people's rights
and comforts are to be considered the
best policy is to yield law or no law.
As the stock markets are closed
today, no one will have any excuse for
figuring up the mythical fortunes lost and
made by the fluctuations of prices on
account of peace or other rumors. We
have frequently been told that Mr. Itoeke
feller became poorer by10,000,000 In a
single day by a slumgn'the vajue of his
shares. But he was not really any
poorer. The dividends remained the
same and the property represented by the
shares was worth just as much. The
only persona who are made poorer or
richer by such fluctuations are those who
gamble in securities Instead of Investing
The Sight of twelve airships from
WiHtoIa. N Y . to League Iiland. Satur
day, was. the first aviation experiment on
mm ' t&ftt Ms been conducted in
1 1HH1IX ue6ML wpeoted,
fl 4 lVUd. jiiirljian avtetera would
... tir'f rT
Wrfr: ;" wKf --aasg iiiiiiikii iMiiiii -ii i
havo been disgraced, for men of tho
Earns profession In Europo liavo been
doing greater things (or more than two
jar. In Franco nfty or a hundred air
ships have risen In thofalt at onco for
squadron manouvorn, responding to sig
nals as battleships nt sen Tho German
Zeppelins that havo dropped bomb on
London hnvo covored a greater dlstnnco
than tho alrshlpH which new from Long
Island to League iJland, for they havo
boon compelled to mako the round trip
f loin I'clglum and back without tUopplng.
The airman who succeeds In flying
across tho Atlantic will now produco no
greater sensation than that which fol-
I lowed the first flight from Prance ncrois
tho twenty miles of water In tho English
A CHANCE TO IJUY LIVES
Tho nerd la startling Men Just back
from Belgium nay that of coursa thorn
Is no sennntlonnl fnmlno, but chlldroti
are cnmclatcd, they fulnt from huiiKer
In school, they drift to dentil - Tho
prjUHAPS It will bo easier for n Imsl
ncsillko peoplo to glvd If they halo
In rnlnd tho state of tho financial ledgers
and just what syjteinatlo outlay will be
needed for theso children. Tho Commis
sion for Relief In Belgium (120 Urondwny,
Now York rltj) announced on November
1 that 17K,e58,913 had already been ex
pended for food utul clothing distributed
In Belgium nnd northern franco. Tho
funds camo from three sources allied
subsidies, charity nnd a money exchnngo
department. The levcnue from tho third
has been small. The subsidies Iiuvo
totaled $183,000 000. Charity has amount
ed to 23,005,771. This gives bomo Idea
of tho slzo of this fcalvngo work over a
period of twenty-seven month.
Of tho charity the United States gave
thirty seven per cent, nbout J8.700.000.
PonnBlvnnlun-i sent $370,000 (vvhllo Now
South Wales was sending $2,016,000, nnd
tho donors In nomo other Stntcs woro
oven less generous. Now tho cost of food
has greatly Increased nnd thero la nn
alarming Increase In tuberculosis among
tho children. Phjslclans havo pre
scribed a special noonday lunch In Bel
gian schools to arrest tho disease. This
costs about $1,000,000 a month extra, and
as there Is llttlo likelihood that tho sub
sidies can bo increased, tho commission
nppeals to America to give this $1,000,000
Pcnnsytvnnlans bhould glvo nearly one
tenth of this, or $100,000 a month. They
pay Incomo tax amounting to nbout
$500,000 a month. It would bo asking too
much to expect thoso who piy It to add
twenty per cent to their present tax to
mako up tho State's Belgian quota over
an lndcflnlto period. But Is It too much
to nsk that they shoulder nil of this extra
uurdon for a month or two, In this tcrrl
blo emorgency, until tho peoplo with In
comes under $3000 can bo awakened to
tho now and moro torrlblo conditions in
Belgium tho tuberculosis and tho
emaciation of children?
If three of the ten porsons In the State
with Incomes over $1,000,000 a year glvo
$3000 a month; each four of tho twelvo
with over $500,000 glvo $2000 each; thrco
of the ten with over $40,000 glvo $1500
each, and so on, graded down, so that
one-third of thoso with between $5000
and $10,000 a year give $10 or $15 a
month each, tho emergency will bo met.
Meanwhile, tho newspapers and weeklies
will havo a chanco to plead for tho
dollars and dimes of hard workers and
tho pennies of children, so that the
wealthy may gradually reduce tho size
of their gifts.
ONE year from today tho net price ro
celved by tho United Gas Improve
ment Company for the gas supplied to
consumers will bo reduced to seventy-flvo
cents a thousand cubic feet.
Tho consumers now pay one dollar a
thousand. The difference between eighty
cents, which the company receives, and
one dollar, which the people pay, Is
turned ovor to the City Treasury. This
difference will be twenly-flvo cents a thou
sand feet on January 1, 1918,
This difference Is a thirty-three nnd
one third per cent tax ioviod by tho city
on the consumption of gas If tho peoplo
were getting gas at seventy-five cents a
thousand and the city should propose to
tax them twenty-nve cents a thousand, or
Increase tho cost of light thirty-three and
one third per cent, thero would be In
stant protest. But the city will be doing
this very thing by Indirection next Janu
ary unless the people can force Councils
In the meantime to adopt a better and
juster way of raising revenue.
THE j ear that starts today seems des
tined to be one of the great milestones
of human history whether for all that
Is terrible or for all that is good we can
not see. But there la a universal feel
ing that tho world Is on the threshold of
either a new birth of liberty and peace
or the abomination of desolation Itself,
pestilence spreading from Infected Eu
rope to other continents and a mountain
of freshly slain boys and old men that
will stagger the civilized world and Invite
the yellow race to clamor for ascendancy
There are Immortal years. Fifteen cen
turies have not dimmed the glory of 451,
when civilization stopped the Huns at
Chalons- Wo have thought that 1789,
which saw the beginning of the great
European and the establishment of the
great American democracy, even more
memorable; but 1917 may destroy the sig
nificance of both. The white race holds
its fate in Its hands; half of It fights
without a clear sense of direction; half
of it triea to make peace without knowl
edge, sympathy or falth.
'One thing is certain: It is no use
"waiting until the end of the war," as
so many advUe. to set things straight.
The constructive thought for rebuilding
the wrecked mutual faith of nations must
act first, or the war will not end.
T6m Daly's Column
o woitLDi nn oJtvnnruL.
O uorMl bo cheerful! triciclit tics tho
It It to stav the Utter thought and
To icck lit all wean IMiw some poodlif
To hear this oU, meet talc, and, lav
'lo keep U tn tho heart.
Thus i ion the tale: The Masicf on Ills
Ot tumder-ttorkina, faring forth one
Varna to a cttv's market place and found
The townsmen vlewtrn) iutth disgust
Home object on the ground.
And dranlng near, the Son of God dc
A loathsome thing, a pitiable iircck-
A dog tolth tortwed eyeballs staring Wc.'
Jle saw the ihumeful halter round Us
ft t foni (iinl bloody side
Taught how it desecrates tlm alrl" cried
"foul crous' meatl" said another, and
"Mark ye the rope; Its thteilng dags ate
So cursed theu all iclth contumelious
The lifeless flesh and bone.
lint ere the Master ucnt upon ills way
lie spoke vlth turet compottlon, loofc
11 hem the pool . broken, lifeless creatuit
"Itehohl its tenth. 1'earh of a Caciar'i
WcTf in! mote it-lilfe than they'"
O uorldl too long In forum and in mart
You hnvr preferred the btttcr thought
Seek you In nil things tome goodly patf
Hear, uorld, fitt old, sweet tale, and,
Oh, keep it in your heart!
"So great," lcmarks Sternly, "Is tho ad
vnnco on tho cost of nil raw mnteilat
that It Is now no Inconsiderable compll
ment to be called an Ivory head "
And lemonH, ho a scientific contcm
porary lcmarks, aro moro than merely
useful. Lemons will mnko drinks, save
complexions, lemovo warts, cure rheu
matlsm nnd fill pics.
Still, In jour New Year's resolutions,
It will bo Just as woll to Include ono
against becoming lemonlsh. Tho com
mercial nluo of a lemon Is ace high: tho
social vnluo o" tho snmo is on a par
somewhat, with that of tho tarantula
and other nondomcstlc crc.iturcs nnd
ClroRsy from tho Wows thnt had renlcrod him
lliKonHclous onl n fow moments before. Ihc
htnvyweluht puulllnt stood illsconnolato In the
center of tho rlnir Ills hood fpinnlnK his oars
burnlnB ho trlo.1 In vain to open his swollen
ties to flnl the mi) out llo swuel from ono
sldo to the other his arms hanging limp
Mm unfeellnK gallers was shouted
speech' Sla.ii.nl ALOVIUS.
irilEIW THE SKY COMES DOWX
"Mother, little mother, can you tell me
ll'hcro docs tho sky come dou it"
It seems so very high, the lovely, loiclg
Where docs the sky come doien?"
"O, daughter, little daughter, 1'ic been
To find uhcrr the sky comes down.
It's not so very high, and so ue thai! try
To find uhere the sky comes down."
"Mather, little mother, can you fell me
li It oicr by your town
Docs the loiely, loicly sky seem so icry
So high in yonder tou.nt"
"O, daughter, little daughter, I ull show
Just uhere the iky comes down.
Lay your head my heart aboic and feel
a mother's love,
l'or there's where the sky comes
JOllX JETIOMV JtOOXEY.
You can lead a sophomoro to the Pierian
Spring, but you can't mnko him think.
Tirst Aid to Interviewers anil Writers
of "Personality" Articles
ny Thomas n YnAnnA.
IT MAY bo of Interest nt this point to
sketch nn average day in tho life of
the indefatigable Montague X. Piffle. Ho
wakes, ns a rule, at 7; sometimes earlier,
sometimes later; but never by any chance
varying moro than an hour and a quar
ter either way a sample of the true
Piffle Iron will After waking never be
fore ho takes breakfast. He does this
three huuared and sixty-five times a year,
with tho sole exception of leap jear.
The Plfllo breakfast consists of one of
six kinds of cereal, eggs In ono of eight
forms, liash or steak or ham or fish
never anything else and coffee, abso
lutely Invariably with both cream and
sugar. At the end of this meal Mr. Plflle
wipes his mouth with a napkin, rises
from his chair and, otter kissing bis
wife, leaves his house, Invariably by the
front door. It has been noticed that In
caso ot rain lie carries an umbrella, but
He proceeds to the nearest subway sta
tion and rides downtown to his office. On
the way he reads a morning paper When
he reaches his office he proceeds to his
desk, and, as If by clockwork, reads his
mall and turns to dictate letters to his
stenographer, all with an amazing poise
born of long practice.
At the lunch hour he lunches.
At 4 o'clock, or 4:16 or 4.30 such is
the man's methodlcalness that ho never
stays later than 4.30 unless a rush of
business keeps him anything from ten
minutes to an hour he rises from his
desk, dons without fall his hat which,
as sure as the seasons themsolves. Is a
straw in summer ind a derby In winter
and proceeds homeward, or wherever
else his mathodlcal fancy may take him.
At bedtime he goes to bed.
Such Is a Piffle day,
The gay Carolyn Wells was at a banouet
w..,., ..... H . ., me guest
of honor A stranger wanted to have him
Ippieted out Quickly Miss Welts uM
I -Reading from left to right Uiir. "
PIffliAPELPHIA, MONDAY, JAUUAKY 1, 1917
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What Do You Know?
1. The Nnvv Department tins plans for liulltlinK
slips for tho riiLadelphlu ynrtl v hut lire
3. AMio Is Auditor General of l'ennHlrnnln?
3. VHint office does VV ll Tlno'iMC hold now?
4. Who Is Flcxner?
5. Cmmdluna lire proud of their "Northwest
Mounted." I.tvlaln the phrase.
(1 What was Wtonewrnll Jmkson's real mine
nml how did ho net Ills nlcknaiiir.'
7 Who mm "the Illlml Hlntorlun"?
8. Ambussidor Ulklis reports tint iirruncemrnts
lire belli made for the transportation of
200 detained Americans from luTil lo
llelrut. Where are tliese places?
0. Ill what lUht fun owls Hee best?
10. Describe the animal which Is called nn
Answers to Saturday's Quiz
1. Tho Vtorkmen's lompelisntlon Hoard Is
under the Mute Department uf l.nbnr mid
2. Horsehldo was first sucicssfnlly tnnned ut
(ordovn. hpaln, Hence the name "Snnn
Ish leuthcr." Ion used throufliout l.u
rope. us most of tho supply Ionic fume
from Hpaln. The leather Ij called " or
iloiiui" now. Its dlitlnrlhe ciuullty Is
that It Is nearly w ntrrproof .
3. Opinions tnry us to why the Trench rnll the
tiermans "bodies," but In the speeili of
the lencli peasants the word means
. ....,.. III... Illi.ill.l lit., ll..V
Olllliril.lll, tnv .. uu. -..-..
4. lonnfellnw. In his "l'sulm of I.lfe." wrote
"Let the dead past bury their dead."
5. The Crnniill Kmplro finliruces twentl-slx
0. Alpha und omega are the first nnd last let
ters of the Creek iilptmbet. corresponding
to our "a" und Ionic "o." Thus to know
a thine from alpha to omegu Is to know
7. A savanna, or savunnuh. Is ij treeless plain,
u Kreut true! of meadow-like laud, espe
clalb In tropletl America bujou ts
the mursliy offshoot of u rlier. The
term In used In the Southern htntes.
8. MailiKuscnr Is u Jrench colony.
U. "Hie Inches enow fill " means actual snnw-i
"Hie Inches precipitation" means melted
snow or ruin
10. "Josh Hillings" was the pen name of Henry
Wheeler Miaw I1H18-H3), uu Amerlcun
C I) Tho prelimlnarv examination for
admittance to the Army Medical Corps
consists of two points physical nnd mental
The physical examination calls for a map
slxtv-four Inches in height nnd over. He
must certify that he labors under no plus
leal Infirmity or dlsablllts which can Inter
fere with tho efficient discharge of nn duty
which may be required Errors of refrac
tion of vision, If not between 20-100 In either
eo, are not causes of rejection, provided
they nre not accompanied by ocular disease
nnd are entlrelj corrected bi appropriate
gUsses The mental examination covers
tho following subjects Anatomj. phi Biol
ogy nnd histology, chemistry nnd phjslcs,
materia medlca and therapeutics, surgery,
practice of medicine, obstetrics and gne
cology. Natural Gas
C V. V In the past there has been
enormous waste of natural gas, and the
total waste is still discreditable to the na
tion In the Appalachian Held the loss of
gas from oil wells, tlambeaux, from leak
ing pipelines and many other methods ot
waste was not less than 1,000,000 cubic feet
dally, and probably much more The heat
Ing value of 1,000,000,000 cubic feet of nat
ural gas Is roughly equivalent to that of
1,000,000 bushels of coal In one fatate not
less than 250,000.000 cubic feet of gas has
been wasted dally, and possibly more than
double that quantity, eighty per cent of
which might have been easll and cheaply
preventable In the Caddo. La, natural gas
field at least 400,000 000 cubic feet ot gas
was wasted dally, practically all the waste
being preventable Two wells In this field
having an estimated volume of 20,000,000
or 30,000,000 cubic feet a day blew out and
burned for one or two years
rrench Army Terms
A F III the French army the new re
cruits, who begin their first year's service,
are nicknamed by their elder comrades "les
bleux" (the blue ones), which Is the equiva
lent of "greenhorn" in English, while the
newcomers call their elders "les anclens"
(the elders), or "les pollus" (the bearded
ones) Formerly the word was especially
used when referring to the French terri
torials or reservists, but nowadays it Is
used to designate the "Plou pious" In gen
eral SAM LOYD'S PUZZLE
TUB big baseball game was between
the Giants and the Dwarfs, The
Giants were first at the ba,t. At the
end of the eighth inning neither team
had scored. The final score at the end
of the ninth was E to 2. Which team
(A&awsr vU appsar omorrow
THE VOICE OP
Tennyson on Airships Right of
Women to Vote Passenger
Ships as Munition
To the Kditor of the Evening Ledger-
Sir DM Tennjson really see In a vision
tho present struggle In Kuropo when, about
flftj ears ngo, in "I.ockslcy Hall," ho
Tor I dipped Into tho future, far ns human
eye could see ;
Saw the vision of tho world and all tho
wonder that would be
haw tho heaven fill w Ith commerce, argosies
of maglo sails ;
Pilots of the purple twilight dropping down
with costly bales;
Heard the heavens filled with shouting,
nnd there rained a ghastly dew
From tho nation's airy navies grappling
in the central blue;
Far along tho world-wide whisper of the
south wind, rushing warm.
With the standards of the peoples plung
ing through the thunderstorm'
Till tho war drum throbbed no longer nnd
tho battle flags were furled
In the parliament of nnn, the federation
of the world
Thero the common sense of most shall hold
a fretful rtalm In awe.
And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt
In universal law
Thoro were no thoughts of Zeppelins or
aeroplanes in Tennyson's time, et this
prophetic description of the present war
ts surprising nut what Is more Important
Ih his prophecy of the ends to be accom
plished by the strugglo They nre Identi
cal with tho hopes of all forward-looking
statesmen today ' tho parliament of man,
the federation of the world," a federntlon
that will control all tho armies, all the
navies and nil the armaments; a federation
of all the civilized nations 'where the com
mon sense of most shall hold a fretful
realm In awe" If any realm In the federa
tion would dare to wage war without the
consent ot the majority
And the ultimate end, when that bene
diction of "Pence on earth to men of good
will" would ho the universal law. Will
Tenn) son's prophecy come true?
Philadelphia, December 25 U S n
IN WHOSE INTEREST?
To the Editor of the Eienlng Ledger
Sir Many of jour readers must have
noticed In your widely read columns a se
ries of letters from Mr Charles C Ithodcs,
Jr, In which he Invariably attacks England
or English policies It seems a natural
question to ask, In whose interest does
he do this' The only answer can be that he
Is fighting for Germany and her allies, and
this robs his remarks of anything but a
mere partisan interest Ills remarks about
passenger ships carrying munitions how
ever, contain a good deal of truth, but to
assert that the British Government arranges
this to compromise America Is a deliberate
and calculated untruth. Ninety per cent
of the munitions are carried In freighters
Fast liners have little cargo space. Amer
ica is far more useful to Ilrltaln as a neu
tral thai; as a belligerent In tplte of
what Mr Rhodes and his Irish and Ger
man friends may say, the United Mates has
no fear whatsoever of hostilities on the
part of Ilrltaln against her, as the 3000
miles of frontier neither on the Canadian
nor the American side possesses a single
gun or fortification Britain does not pre
tend to play the part of a whitewashed be
haloed angel, although compared with some
nations who diet mainly on kulturwurst
her handa ate absolutely clean. Mr
nhodes's attacks on Britain have Just as
much effect as the sting of a sandfly on the
hull of a dreadnought battleship.
Philadelphia, December 26
FIREMEN AT CHURCH
To the. Edftor of the Evening Ledger:
.StrAt this particular time, in view of
the fact that the Evenino Ledger seems
to b the only Journal among all of Phila
delphia's daily morning and evening and
weekly papers that Is championing the Just
cause of the city firemen In their efforts to
better their conditions of working hours
and salary, I thought that perhaps an In
cident of last Sunday might prove of more
than passing moment, if brought to your
attention. On Sunday December 21. atttho
Olivet Presbyterian Church, Twenty-second
and Mquat Vernon streets, there was in -at-
tendance at tho morning services a delega
tion of city firemen In full uniform headed
by Chief Engineer William II Murphy nnd
Battalion Chief Joseph C Clements, of the
third battalion I have learned that this
delegation wan composed of members of
tho I'lro Bureau who wero off duty and of
others who were out on their meal hours
They all willingly took this time to attend
these services In appreciation of the efforts
in their hihnlf by tho Rev Dr Matthew J
Iljndman, pastor at Olivet Church This
Incident demonstrates that the city fireman
would bo a regular attendant nt some spirit
ual horvlce If tho city Itself would treat
lilm more liberally with time nnd not exact
from him a servltudo that makes him only a
visitor In his own homo
J E. THOMAS.
Philadelphia, December 30,
WOMEN IN THE CONSTITUTION
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
S Tho Constitution of the United
Staus reads as follows- "All persons born
or naturalized In the United States
are citizens of the United States, and of the
State wherein they reside" "Tho right of
citizens of tho United States to vote shall
not bo donlcd or abridged by tho United
States, or bj nn State, pn account of raco,
color or previous condition of servitude "
AVhy In it necessary for woman to fight
for tho right of suffrage'
Does any ono of the States deny her
citizens the right to vote because ot Illiter
acy or becauso non-property-holders'
Philadelphia, December 28
AN APPEAL THAT WAS HEARD
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir In the name of tho paralyzed chil
dren, and on behalf of the committee, I
want to express our deep appreciation of
jour kindness In publishing tho appeal for
tho infuntllo paralysis cases In jour pnper.
Wo aro glad to be able to tell you that al
ready we aro having response from the
same. ELIZABETH P. MARTIX.
Philadelphia, December 30.
The song of a bird Is a llttlo thing, yet
It brings us a wealth of Joy
A ray of light Is a little thing, jet It
lightens the dreariest spot.
The laugh of a babe Is a little thing, yet
It touches the weariest heart.
And In this big world of llttlo things each
human life has Us share to provide.
So each human soul In his tiny 'sphere
must make tho most of the Ilfo ho holds-.
vnTivi-ie thiiiv .- c-.-V.-'V70"
TONIOHT AT 8 SIIAUP
LouU Mann a. Co Henry K DIxav m.-i-Ncrd.troni
rcil Lorraine Wances Kltchafd
VUltnne aeifsl. Slirmund Jtomoers, Mowon'
llrothera, and Otnera -tuatom
Heata at 1108 Chenlnut or Opera Houia
THE SIANAOEMENT OP
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
3 BIlOWBI.-icfYlV'Sa 8 P M.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
TONIGHT AT 8:15
r,c"ET? AT JtLPPB-8
Dr. Karl Muck, Con,
METROPOLITAN OPEUA HOUSE
Tickets. 12. II BO, It and 7jc
Heat, at U08 Cht.tnut at Toriorrow.
ADELPHI a-"- MAT. TODAY
narsalaMat Thuraday Regular Mat Saturday.
Very Good Eddie "".'j",1"";" smart?. It
All Mualcal Corned!..
LYRIC Xi vM.ih, JtSlfVJj
oKfnxh.tui The Blue Paradise
With CECIL LEAN anil DrIUIant Ca.t
THOMAS JMOTT OSBORNE
11KOAD STREET THEATRE
SUNDAY. JANUARY T. 8 P. M.
S2D AND LOCUST STS
mi 8 IUIIT
Dumont's Mfnstrela " Area.
Special Mat. Tslay
The Northeast Corner
Itubalynt nf n Commuter
And when, llko all Commuters, I must past,
With clicking Mower, mowing up the grasa, '
I feel ns though a Highball would tastit
And so I go nnd fill nn Empty Glass. ,
Somo day we nre going to write! H
penes oi canuyn viiueu nunto 01 ira89i
We nre led to thW excellent endenvor froni
tho reading of Mr. Chaucer's "The Squire t
rale, wuuiciii il ,a leiuieu
Thin Meed of braa, that easily and V(n
Can In the space of n day natural ,
hhmii miif hodv Into eerv nine
To which our hearte wlllotli for to rtei. I
Persons who originate things U8uftl!vfJI
dure something which Is almost exactjij
like something ole which has already bwai
nccomplltheu -mat's wny when a mS1
begins a story with, "It Beems there wtt
nn Irishman named Mike ," wo know justi
what he's going to tell
Most logicians tench us to reason fat.
laclously Somo day there will arise a mtn
who enn tench us to reason correctlv Th
theory of negation Is much moro eajllyi
nuvnnceu uum mu wi uuirination
n if nn time nnti suns una. tn o ,.
cranio nn object ns selfishness may come to "
bloom raaiaiuiy, no twuicss uio unlocking
of pursei at Christmas time Yot It take.
a child to bring the sunshine Time win
havo, unfortunately, alwavs with us. '
TWICE DAILY 2:05 and 8:05
Mallnoes Except Saturdays & Itolldaja,
.lie. "Or, 7Sc, $1 00
EvcnlngR Saturday oml Holldav Mat. ,
UOC OUC, ,i)C, 91 uu, 91 ou
D. W. GRIFFITH'S
THROUGHOUT THE AGES
MR GRIFFITH 8 Tlrat and Only Production
Slnco "THE nillTH Of A NATION"
ACADEMY Or MUSIC
LEOPOLD STOKOWHI'I Conductor
Friday Afternoon, Jnn. 5, at 3:00
Saturday Evening, Jan. G, at 8:15
Soloist MISCHA ELMAN, Violinist
Overture. ' Hrbrlden" MENlli:i.30!IS
Rustic Weddln' Sjmphony . UOLIMIARX
Violin Concerto . .. XVffi!?
reuerwerk"Op 4 STRAW ISSKt
Inter, and Rondo, for Violin SAINT 3AENS
Hunts Now on Solo ot Hippo h 111'! Chestnut
- MARKET AU tCTII J? J
CONTINUOUS II 10 A XI to 11 i3r.lt V
PAULINE FREDERICK ,
IN TIRbT PRESENTATION HP 6
"THE SLAVE MARKET'S!
Next VVetk NAZIMOVA In "War HrliJPtl-
PALACE lsu MAUIucI?ol
10 A. JI to 11 15 r"jf
ii p TT p T T V " Sensational
X- U it, 1 J. X I'hotoplar
Tues 4. AVed Marguerite Clark In Snow Whits
A DPATMA CHESTNUT Rolow 18TU
J.jjn.JXjn. 10 A JI to 11 IS P II.
Dally 15c Eves He
and Enid Markey In rmale nf the Spectti
Thurs , Frl . Hat "Iho Weaker Hex
MARKET Ilclow 1TTH
In "FLIRTING WITH FATE'
TP A TsJ"n Germantown Ave.
aittirNJJ at Venango St.
Dallj, 10c. 15c Evening 7 and 0, 15c lOe, S&s.
North Phlla "a Pre Eminent Photoplay Tniitrk
OPENS TODAY ' j i
IOUR PERFORMANCES 1. 3. 7 and Tttf
uiara ivimDan xoung
FIRST PRESENTATION Or
"THE FOOLISH VIRGIN"
Orchestra 18 Pieces Vocal Soloists
GLOBE Thcatre ft SD
AUJJU VAUDEVILLE ContlnuffU
IV, uws ---. -
11 A M to 11 V II
"ON THE ROOF'
CROSS KEYS EvenlnM 7 and )
Show of tho Season
Seymoure Brown & Co.
In Musical Tabloid. "What's Your Namst"
ACADEMY OF MUSIC. MONDAY. EVO . JAN 8
Walter Damrosch. Condi.
Julia Claussen. Soloist
Reserved Seats. 78a to U. at Hepps's.
MARKET 13ELOW 0TH
u A il to 11.13 I. U.
in "THE SIN YE DO"
THURS . FRI , BAT METRO PRESENTS
EMMY WEHI.EN fn "VANITY"
GARRICK Mat.Today -J&V
Seven Chances ""iJ!t"ulD'
Popular Wed Matinee cot to 11 ou . ,
'THE GREAT LOVER." Seata Toursd?;
h?"- -Mas Jimmy Valentine
Usual Matinees, Tuts Tbura . Sat , Jc
Net Week "LENA RIVERS' .
BROAD Mat. Today
at 8 to
MRS. FISKE ERBTWIIILE SUSAN
Popular Wed. Matln(.. 50a to il 50
"tX7o"vnf Mat Today Sat, BOo to 1.
YV ainU.0 Tonight. 50o to tl 50
Thursday Mat , 25c A 50c.
FISKE O'HARA lo Nw VUy ' ,ua ..
r lorvu j xirtivrt. mart's desibsT'
FORREST Mat. Today ?h
THE COHAN REVUE 1016
Popular Wed Matinee 60c to II 50
LITTLE I Emperor and GirW
THEATRE I .M gJWf-fcSK,
TROCADERO BIa review of ioit
UVUVjJJCmV- 4 YACKI III LA Due
& YACKI III LA Dangers
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