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HED-SHIRTED HERO OF 601 RESCUES FROM OCEAN
Store Opens 8:30 A, M.
Store Closes 6 P. M.
WILL BE LEADING
AS STEEL CEHTRE
f OMORROW AT WANAMA
iJBcthlehem Company's Pro
jectile Plant to Increase
Boom of Thriving City on
WILMINGTON. Del.. Dee. 23.-Work on
(ih new prftlectlto plant or tho Bethlehem
3tMi compnj at New-cattle, win i
Cbmmenced ioon after JahUAry I. With
the beginning of work of thla plant New
.aeue expects to besln Ita development
into a City of Importance.
p The, William Steol & Sons Company, of
Philadelphia, has been awarded the con
Etract for the erection of the first group
pof buildings for tho new projoctlle plant
Inhere will be nine buildings In all. and
the cost will be about tlCO.000. But these
fare not all the buildings which will be
greeted. When the first plana were pro'
l cared It was the Idea to establish a small
l)1aht, but since that time Charles M.
. ficliwaU, head of the Bethlehem Steel
tCOmpanr. has received additional con
tracts amounting to millions of dollars.
Iiihd the projectiles which these contracts
represent will be largely loaded at Now
: Castlo or will at least be shipped from
' Now Castle.
New Castlo bclloves that the establlsh-
: ment of tho Bethlehem plant Is but tha
K forerunner of better thlnns, Several years
I ago tho Lukens Steel Company. yf Coatcs-
I. vllle. Pa., purchased a valuablo beach
near New castle for tne purpose of estab
" Ilshinit Its plant there. In the meantime
plants of tho Baldl Steel Company, the
Brylgon Stecel Company, the Edgar Allen
Manganese Steel Company and tho Dim
mer Steel Casting Company have been es
tablished here, all of which are In opera
tion. Charles M. Schwab, In iu speech to
members of the Board oT Trade, now the
Chamber of Commerce, of Wilmington,
declared that steel by the use of foreign
ore brought hero by water could bo made
on tho Delawaro River cheaper than In
New Castle, Is preparing to do things.
lost year there was some Btreet paving
laid, and It Is proposed tc do considerable
street and sewer work In tho coming
"ONLY 11 DAYS' VACATION,
PLAINT OF U. P. STUDENTS
200 Remain in City Because of "Ab
breviated" Xrnas Holiday.
"Oping homo for Christmas?"
"Nope, can't mako It."
"Tough luck, don't envy you."
"Going home for Christmas?"
"Nope, too far and'tlmo too short; It
wouldn't" bo worth while."
Such are the Jeremiads belngl bandied
around on tho campus of the University
of Pennsylvania today, for of all the
Eastern colleges the University of Penn
sylvania's Christmas vacation Is tho sec
ond shortest. A poor, pitiful 11 days!
Tho mere fact that the students of Har
vard, have only been granted 10 days
doesn't mitigate the matter In the least
Jn the opinion of the Pennsylvania stu
dents. "Eleven days," say they; "It's an awful
sell. Who ever heard of less than II days
for a Christmas holiday?"
This afternoon at 5 o'clock the "abbre-
. ylated" vacation starts and there wilt be
. n general exodus In the direction of Broad
Street Station. A whole covey of merry
students who live In Rochester and Buf-
', falo have chartered a private car which
-will carry them to home, mother and
Due to the short holiday, however,' It Is
estimated that never before will so many
students spend Christmas at the college.
At least 250 "left-overs" will stay behind
to) consolo each other those from the far
Western States and tarrianrrs In nil
there will be representatives from 40 na
' tlons. Provost and Mm. Edward TTnhti
Smith have Issued Invitations to all of
them to Christmas dinner.
Tomorrow night an entertainment pro
vided by the generosity of the various
fraternities wwlll be given In tho College
Settlement. 26th and Lombard streets.
Baskets and gifts will be given to the;
needy residents 0f the neighborhood.
MAYOR'S WIFE ON WAR
" - .
Hrs. Blankenburg Says Woman
Voters Would Have Prevented It,
If the women of Kurope had had a
voice In government the, war would have
been prevented. In the opinion of Mrs.
Tludolph Blankenburg, wife of Mayor
Blankenburtr. In a letter read at a. Christ
mas festival of Tho Messengers, a girls'
organization of the Messiah Lutheran
Church, 16th and Jefferson streets, last
night, she said:
"All hall the 23th and ita Christmas
"Ail hall for brighter things In the pew
"Let us all pray for peace! Did you
ever wonder how it might have been In
Kurope If the mothers had had .b voice
in the .government? I have. As a re
minder, let me say that next November
the men of Pennsylvania are to decide
whether our mothers are to have voice
in the affairs of State. Shall is be no
Wr yes? Progress and Justice say yes!"
gMte entertainment was held at the
church for the purpose of assembling
rifts for distribution among- the poor of
NORTHEAST TRANSIT PARADE
3ig Demonstration for High Speed
Planned for January 7.
Business organizations and citizens of
the northeast section are arranging for a
high-speed transit demonstration In which
u)ly 20.0W men will take part on January
1. There will be a parade, followed by a
mass meeting In Textile Hall, Xsnslngton
avenue and Cumberland street.
Director Taylor, of the Department of
City Transit, has been invited to deliver
an address, and prominent men of the
northeast will speak
Many organizations will take part In
the demonstration. Including the North
Kensington Business Men's Association,
the Brotherhood of Railroad Locomotive
Engineers, the Junior Order pf United
American Mechanic, the Carpet Makers'
I'nlon. the Kensington Board of Trade
and the Richmond Business Men's Asso
ciativa. Final arrangements will be mads at tha
Kensington meeting- for a parade on the
night of the central demonstration at the
Academy of Muslo on January it. It is
V probable that Northeast residents wll
- Jr9n 10 tne vicaaeray in a poay.
3)K. HABTE SPEAE3 IN SCHOOL
ablldren Get Christmas Stockings,
i luacbeon for Mothers.
' Director Harto. of the Heath Dspart-
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nurse of the Bureau of ssMifa
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Captain Charles Clark feara he has been forgotten by those who
owe him their lives. He lives in a cellar room whose dampness has
brought on rheumatism and other ailments. He has no good words
for the housing conditions in this city.
Entertainment, W Movies,
Music and Gifts for Poor
Children 1000 Big
Baskets for Families.
The Salvation Army .is arranging to
play Banta Claus to tho. poor children of
Philadelphia. In, addition It Is making
elaborate piVparatlons to provide Ch'rlst
maBdlnners for families.
An entertainment will bo given for theso
children In Musical Fund Hall, LocuSt
street near Sth, Christmas evening., at 0:30
o'clock. Dolls -booka, toy -engines, cars,
dogs and horsBS all things that delight
the heart of childhood will b? among the
presents distributed at tho entertain
Movlnt: pictures will bo shown-the kind
that all children llko showing cowboys
and Indians and queer looking policemen.
The program has nor been completed, but
there will bo plenty of music. A big
Christmas tree will be Illuminated In a
most attra'ctlvo manner.
At 9 o'clock Christmas morning IKK)
baskets -will be given out from the Musi
cal Fund Hall, each one containing a
dinner for six. The dinner will consist of
a big chicken, two kinds of vegetables,
one can of corn or tomatoes, coffee and
tea, bread, a box of oatmeal, celery and
other things not yet decided on. In addi
tion to thls children who are In need of
shoes, and whose cases have been Inves
tigated beforehand, will be given a pair
to nt them In exchange for a check given
by one of the Army workers. This check
Will bear tho size and other Information
which will enable the men at the hall to
find the right pair of shoes without trou
ble. The only fund tho Army has to draw
on for the Christmas Treat Is that raised
from the street stands. It has 23 stands
on the corners In the business district
this year, and, while the rainy weather
has been instrumental In causing the of
ferlngs to be low fpr the last few days,
they began to improve today, and the
Army people hope to havo enough funds
by Christmas to defray their expenses.
They began their work on faith, knowing
the money will come in some vay.
"BILLY" SUNDAY'S FIRST REAL
TEST AFTER WEEK OF REVIVAL
Evangelist'a Secretary Says Condi
tions Here Require New Methods,
The real test of thi "Billy" Sunday
campaign In Philadelphia will not come
until the Tabernacle meetings have been
In progress for a week or more, accord.
Ins to the private secretary and pianist of
the Bvana-elist, Bentley D. Ackley, who
arrived In this city yesterday.
"It would be hard to say Just how long
It will be before 'Mr. Sunday Issues an
Invitation to his audience to acknowledge
conversion," aad Mr. Ackley.
"But the test will come on the day
when the invitation Is issued for the
first time, and I am confident that the
response of tho. people of this city will
overshadow anything of the kind ever
Plans for the great Tabernacle meeting
are rapidly nearing completion. The
tulldlng Itself will receive tha Anal
touches next Tuesday, and arrangement
for a force of 10 firemen to guard the
building day and night have been made.
A "lost and found" department has been
added to the equipment of the Tabernacle,
experience In Scranten and Pes Metoes
showing that many hundred of articles
are lost dally at the meetings, particularly
when the people surge to "Glory Row."
Arrangements for transportation of Mr
Sunday and hU party waWe in thla elty
are being made by as Autowebite Cwt
mlttee. headed by Q. Peray F, wo has
made an appeal for he hm ef JW car
during the campaign. -
"CAP" CLARK, FAMED
OF HOUSING EVILS
"Red Shirted Hero," Who
Rescued 601 From
Drowning and Fought
Fires, Has Rheumatic Ills.
Philadelphia's "rcd-shlrted hero," often
pictured as tho man who rescued: COl lives
from a watery grave. Is In want. The
"red-shlrtcd hero " whose right namo is
Charles Clark, Is also a victim of the
tenement house evil. Clark Is suffering
from a severe attack of rhqumattsm. For
years he has lived In damp4Souses.
Clark lives in a cellar'ro'ojffl't .213 South
6th street. His only companions are his
two mascots and his wife. - The mascots
consist of a cat and a nut' brown-haired
Seated in his collar room, Clark said
today that he was suffering for tha lna
of certain property owners. Tho "red
shlrtcd hero" wants to work, but he
can't Many Jobs have been otrered him.
"Aty bones are all decayed from tho
damp houses where I havo lived," said
Clark as he stroked Ills , fingers over
"Bob," the fox terrier.
Iteeldents In tho 5th Word call Clark
the "Captain." Years ago he was a
member of the Falrmount Volunteer
FlreCompany. He was nttached to truck
No. 31. He still has tho red-flamo shirt
he wore when ho fought fires in the
neighborhood where Warden Iloboi't Mc
ICenty Is conducting a-factory for turning
good men out of criminals.
Clark wasV,mendlng his red shirt when
the Kvemino LEDoun reporter called on
him. His wife was cleaning up the cel
lar room. Tho cat and dog were chewing
'This Is going to be n sad Christmas
for the 'red-shli tod hero. " said Clark.
Everybody calls Clark the "rcd-shlrted
hero." He has become so used to hearing
that name that he often addresses him
self in that way.
"I often wonder what has become of
the 601 persona whom I saved from
drowning at Atlantic City," continued.
"I have never heard from a single per
son whose life I saved. I guess they haye
forgotten the 'red-shlrted hero.' I am now
78 years old and flat broke. Not a penny
In the bank and not even a shareholder
In some building and loan association.
It's pretty bad breakln' for an old man.
"Don't tell the charity people that I am
down and out. I am doing all I can tu
keep out of the bread line or applying to
Blockley. My pension, which Is 133, comes
around every three months. We have a
hard time In getting along on that
amount. There Is the rent, medicine,
clothes for the wife and other things
which must be bought.
"Years ago I lived in good houses. But
things have changed. After getting
through with my Job at Atlantic City as
a life saver I came back to Philadelphia,
We didn't have much money, so wo had
to go to live In a tenement.
"The trouble with our houses Is that
we have no running water, bathtubs and
other things. And then the damp walls.
That's how your uncle got his rheuma
tism. Now my bones aolta so bad that I
have ah I gf a tljne In moving around.
I guess I am suffering for the sins of cer
tain property owners who should have
put In some Improvements."
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
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LATE SHOPPEBSrLAST MINUTE GIFTS
1701 Cfaentimt Street ij,
We are glad these days
nnd'so arc the people who arc showing their satisfaction as
they make proof of the quality and capacity of the Store,
that they arc pleased to say. to us,
"Well, this is Our Store"
hundreds of times in these days.
Under such circumstances, is it any wonder that our
business is a pleasure to both workers and buyers?
To have what people want
when they want It, and to have it at the right price, is
exactly what wc have aimed at and worked upon for years.
Will you believe it
that this week we have received hundreds of boxes of new
goods and some more foreign shipments have just come in
at the nick of time?
Though one hundred thousand packages have gone out
in single days this wcck'by our delivery wagons and in our
customers' hands, it is not possible for any one to discover
the lowering of any of our stocks.
It is to be a great Christmas
and our resources orsupply will not fail.
December J, 101-',
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Nothing Better Than Fine
And in the Wanamaker Fur Salon you can buy
them safely at the last minute, because no fur is ever
admitted here until it has been rigidly inspected for
quality, color and style.
We have splendid stocks of black fox, black lynx,
pointed fox and raccoon, besides the richer novelties
and the little children's furs.
All good kinds of fur coats for women are also
here. (Third Floor, Chestnut)
Even At the Last Minute
some kinds you've not seen before for that's the way this
Handkerchief Store manages!
At $1.50 dozen are hundreds of one-corner hand-embroidered
handkerchiefs for women at least twenty dif
ferent designs !
Allover plaids and tapes are also $1.50 dozen.
Women's sheer Irish linen handkerchiefs, plain hem
stitched or with tapes, $1.50 dozen.
All in dainty boxes and crisp and snowy.
(Main Floor, Central)
Fragrant French Perfumes
are such a pleasure to receive that if you are in doubt about
the gift for any girl or woman on your list, these are good
Late shipments have recently arrived from Claire, Cuty,
Honbrigant, Violet, Piver, Kerkoff and other scent makers,'
and all the popular and most desirable perfumes are in
cluded; $1.35 to $50 bottle. -And the bottles are most
Queen Mary perfumes ,are none the less fragrant be
cause they are made in America 50c to $3.50 bottle.
(Mulu Floor, Chestnut)
; If You Haven't Decided
The Umbrella Shop Suggests
Umbrellas, of courser fancy or plain, with sturdy or
splendid handles $1 to $50.
Canes for men, and some for women j rare woods and
some not so rare $1 to $50.
Parasols of much daintiness some new Spring styles,
too! $2 to $20,
Riding crops for men or women $1.50 to $10.
(Main Floor, Chestnut) .'
Odd Pieces of Fine Gut Glass
one and two of a kind, all of a fine kind and all very much
reduced in price, many pieces being now marked at half
the actual Value. Fourth Floor, Ctatro!)
Buy Toys "W
WF early or late; theffl
M Wanamaker Toy
f Store is the largest
in the, world, and 1
I np matter how large 1
k the crowd there's J
k always plenty M
k of room. JM
BJitV (Third aad Fourth. Floors, Market) JjHB
Angelus Piano tod&y
or tomorrow and have
music in your hopie
Christmas Day. There
is nothing else in the
world so wonderful
Ik as the Angelus.
ll,V'iwfv (EGTPtlfln 1111, Second Floor)
"Positively not to bo opened
beforo Christmas, if possible,"
was the tactful inscription on a
parcel posted yesterday.
A cift that can'be opened be
fore Christmas in a pinch an
umbrella. Afain Floor, Chestnut.
American silk hosiery manu
facturers have- been tried by tho
war and not found wanting; the
$3 silk Btockings for women with
contrasting clocks and stripes
rival tho daintiest from Paris at
double. Main Floor, Market.
A walking stick is sometimes
a weapon, sometimes an heirloom
and always a companion. With n
walking stick you can always
knock wood'for luck. Main Floor,
The Utility scale, good up to
15 pounds, registers the net
weight of good's in a container;
25c. Subway Floor, Central.
Tho hot-pnn liftor, with its,
grip of steel, saves tho cook and
an atorm of Arc; 25c. Subway
A much-used phrase, "wrap
yourself warmly," applies well to
the now Angora wrapper spen
cers; instead of buttoning they
really wrap you; $6. Main Floor,
A G. S. Tiffany novcr-wind
clock marked $20 is shown on
Main Floor, Chestnut.
Even an . amateur nurso
would thank ybu kindly for a
fever thercmometer, 35c to ?2.
Main Gallery, Chestnut.
When a man wants a necktie
he fumbles in a drawer and pulls
one out indiscriminately; when he
wants a collar-button ho gets
down on his knees and gropes.
Here's a tio and button-holder
that saves all genuflection and
remarks; ?1. Subway Floor, Cen
For Everybody's Pleasure
For the Family r ! '
5 pounds chocolates,' $1.25, $1.75, $3 and ?4. - -, '
1-pound boxes, 25c, 40c, 60c and 80c. ' ' '" 7 ' .
5 pounds mixtures, $1.2S.
Chocolates and bonbons in any quantity you like, 25c, 40c,
60c and 80c pound.
Fancy boxes filled with delicious chocolates and bonbons,
?1 to $10. Caramels, $2.50 for a 5-pound box. ,
For the Children
Largo tin boxes of clear candies, $1. .
Jars of fine enndics, decorated, 75c and $1 each.
For the Table
Favors for the table or the stockings start at Cc,
Jack Horner pieces with 12 favors, $4" to $10.'
Trimmed Christmas trees, $3.G0 to $0.50.
(Sulmar Floor, Clienut) "
Put the Youngsters in Fresh
and let them have a jolly, happy time,
Rompers and creepers for six months to two-yjear-old-children,
50c to $3.50. Colored or plain white; sgme with
hand work. --" '
Rompers for 2 to 6-year-olds, 75c to $2.75 ; .chambray, ' 1
seersucker and linen. -They're
all new and fresh.
(TUIril Floor,' Clicntuut)
The Camera Shop Has v.
Graflex cameras and high--grade special Kodaks, be
sides the finest foreign makes, many of thm fitted with the
celebrated Carl Zeiss lenses.
Everything else here that a photographer uses.
(Slain Floor, Central)
Quilts and Blankets
make the best kinds of last minute gita, but be sure they
are the best kinds of quilts and blankets by choosing where
none but the best kinds are sold and all are at the lowest
$2,75 tjp $30Q for quilts.
$1, a pair tQ $45 hqi for blankets.
(Fifth Floor, Market)
Upholstery Gifts Ready for
Fine velqur pillow covers 11 for tbm thrt fM
on both aidatt $LM for the kiwi ftmli'oitwl on m aid
and plain m thft th Fine f afcriee in ti kw.
Flee.fUled pillow in &e eorreet $fe to nil the &
are 90$ e(M&
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