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Js !' y nfiuiirg J-Tt" wfsus? . v- ? V SPORTS FINAL No paper ioauod Christmaa Day, December 25th. PHILADBLPIIIA, THUBSDAY, DECaSMBBB 24, lDld. rBIOU OK33 GELSTT VOL. I NO. 88 Coriuonr,10H,T inn ruiuo ttpaa Counter. 4r itMtmrr jrAJsAa wMlitpr ' T - . , , , SSSjp " '".' ,'" "' " ', Z 1 - - -. IS ! mix CITY GLOWING WITH SPIRIT OF CHRISTMASJOY Tomorrow's Observance of Day of Days Will Be Marked by Charity and Cheer Unbounded. Phlladelphlans are relaxing today, the evo of Christmas, after a season of the most wonderful recced of good will to men In the 300 years of the clty'p history, n record that has com pelled the admira tion of all tho world. Tomorrow tho city will colebrata tho birth of Christ In a mannor fitting to tho achievements of tho municipality In tho last few months. For ono day suffer ing and misery will be at their lowest bb. A larger propor tion of the clty'a population than over before will join In this celebration. Thousands of men and women earnings s-ood salaries, who never knew It before. will feel something approximating tho pinch of poverty because of the wholo hearted way In which they have re sponded to the appeals of their own peo ple and of war-rlddon Europe. What Is missing of material things will be more than compensated for by the knowledge that a little happiness has been brought Into the lives of others. Officials of charltablo organizations say tnat no one should go hungry tomorrow. The threo'Bhlps of food sent to Belgium to whleh Philadelphia! was tho heaviest contributor, were not sont without sacri fice on tho part of' rich and poor nlko, and this has necessitated twice as much work on the part of the charitable organi zations adequately to provide for tho poor at homo. xTho long arm of Philadelphia also has been stretched out to the children of Bel glum. Citizens of the Quaker City have contributed largely to the Christmas ship bearing toys that ore now being distrib uted among the little ones of a nation that has suffered heavily In tho Euro-, pean war. This year the big movement peculiar t vtpvLOhrUfmas;.hjA-jnet, With,, nionMWCcejw, than ever'before. The shop-nearly move ment has been dinned Into Phlladelphlans so energetically for years that this year Concluded on Voro Elcht THE WEATHER Tomorow o'est der Tag I Bene!) Pre krasnoll! "Which means In English, French, Ger man. Itattan and Russian. "Tomorrow's' the Day for which praise be." It would seem that further comment la unneces sary. However ono might observe that, the calendar to the contrary, for some millions of kiddies the world over today takes the blue ribbon for pure unadul terated duration. But If the keen edge of your anticipation has been worn oft for you by the accumulation of years, the youngsters even can't outdo you In the appreciation of the Joyiand good cheer ofthe happiest of' seasons on 'the 'day itself For that Is for aU alike. Merry Christmas. FORECAST For Philadelphia and vicinity. Snow or tain this afternoon. For t o morrow probable anovMn thenorning and much colder. Observations atPhiladelphla ' 8 JU M , Barometer-,,., .y.,.,....,.. SO.SO Temperature , .... . :T. jrr Wind ,,,.H.,vr,.,,,,...,lN. V,', 15 mile. py .'.'.v.1i.w?,,,-" Cloudy frelPttUoa fast's Mum ..,... .... Noni liumiany w., .., ,.,, ,,,, 70 percent. nuwuiutu i.w.1,,1111, . ..,., Z. A. Iiilmum temperature ,.. 3 lamps to Be lighted Autoa-and other ,vehieU..,w 4t5Sp,m; Almanac of tho Day gun wt -jj. 4 30 p. m. 8au-Tl tomorrow ..,, 7:21 i, m, noon tins .... ............... t), is p. m. The Tides PORT JUCjIUQJfQ, Jiljn water ,,...,.., .....,,,, ass, fa. Low v-wtr ...,..,,.. T.ej'p.tji. HUb -wteri 'tproorrow ..... Sfiai. SZ IHUSl-MUt. BVtUMJi.' VitlAXP. HtttjWtr ..t,,i..4. .... t3:?"lp. m. j:Jfp. m. 'l-Sai J9 ? m. L4iVT Triy ...,..v.,... High water tomerrov ...... .. KBBPY J8UAND. waler ... fu Uzh We-ter ... Law water tomorrow .. BRS.VKWXWSR. HUB water ,..i... 1P. m. ll(ta.wte tomorrow.;.;,... a , tt nr' rf "Itbly'"'-M-W Skating Today W'W'P mi win Thjr (s tkatlng todsy on Concour ,ajd Qutno (.akes, in FIrBtOMnt Park! on Huntlnu 'Park Lake; Cre. neyro; -vaney uu. A ntnut HIH .and ca .WUjjhlcton CrMteifroBj.thi' ma? ewenuf .earn to uiayieg cibin. 'wavnmtodl ;Sr-- .222 L ,waJ!I """ ' ' mi m .3 iMJIwssJIjjpi a. Jsal rLriPl fn giJgctJsMslHssiLjssCTgrissyTssI1 fiaaEC zrsnmwml pg-angf iHfe!i 'Jr'JTl.mWfff I:-fcVjfT:JcPsswTfc,,issssssf..jyi -V-. APARTMENT HOUSE GUESTS DRIVEN OUT BY FIRE blames Sweep Structure at 303 North B2d Street at Dinner lima. Flro 'lalo this afternoon drpve a score of guests from tho Hutts Apnrtmont 1 fouse, 303 North 62d street. No person was Injured and tho dMiingo wna slight Tho blozo originated on tho second floor of tho building Just as the majority of lodgers wero preparing for dinner. Soon tho corridors were filled with smoko and i guests made a rush fo tho street. Tho apartment house lsa three-story brick structure, tho first floor of which Is occupied by Jenkins' poolroom. A number of players In this placo ran for safety when smoko In thick clouds filled tho room. Tho poolroom wns damaged by water. CAR JUMPS TRACK; FIVE INJURED; TWO MAY DIE Crash at Fifteenth and Snnsom Has Serious KcguUs. Five persons were hurt, two so seri ously that they aro dying at the Jefforson Hospital, and many others were shaken up1 this afternoon when a southbound ISth street car at Sansom street Jumped tho track. Tho seriously injured are Patrick Mullarkey, of 433 North 19th street, and William Paul, a blind man, of 1703 North 21st street. Mullarkey has a fractured spine. Paul's skull Is fractured. Both probably will die. Tho others wero treated at tho oftlco of a nearby physician. Tho prcmaturo closing or an eloctrlcally operated switch at Sansom street caused tho accident Tho front truck passed over tho switch, but the wheels of tho rear truck wero turned Into tho Sansom street track, throwing the car oft the rails. Mullarkey and Paul were crossing San som streot whon tho heavy nearside car slid Into them, crushing Muliarkoy be neath It and hurling Paul against a letter box. Passengers In tho car wero badly shaken up, but escaped Injury. Tho others hurt also woro pedestrians. H. V. MASSEY FALLS DEAD; BODY FOUND IN STREET Retired Xawyer, Formerly Associated With JohnChv'Johnson. r-r7nrtnte??T?i.. r-jLAii. "-,- xieiiry v cages .aioeavy, a rcuiuu eva poration lawyer, of Drexel Apartments, Overbrook, fell dead In front of 3S27 Bar ing street early this morning. The body of Mr. Massey waB found lying on tho pavement at 5 o'clock by "William Keenan, 3313 Warren street. He notified tho police of the 39th street and Lancaster avenue station, and the body Has taken to tho Presbyterian Hospital. Physicians there said death was probably duo to heart disease. A largo scar on tho side of the face was probably caused by tho fall. Mr. Massey was formerly associated With John G. Johnson. Ho was prominent In financial circles, and In an advisory capacity was connected with a number of companies. Ho was vice president of the Delaware River Transportation Com pany and secretary of the Clrardvlllo Gas Company. He was born and edu cated In Philadelphia, having been grad uated from the Central High School and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ho retired from active law practice several years, ago. Ho was a member of the Union league. Mr. Massey Is survived -by his widow, Mrs, Anna D. Massey, and two sons, Henry V, Massey, Jr., and Edward Mor rell Massey. CITY PLANS WORK FOP. 1000 JOBLESS WORKERS Mayor Asks Departments to Co operate In Aidiof Unemployed. Plans for putting 1000 Idle men to work on . city projects within tho next few weeks are being formulated by the ad-, ministration department heads at the direction of Mayor Blankenburg. Three hundred additional men are to bs enrolled on the street repair force In the Bureau of Highways, Increasing that force to 1150, tlie-greatest number ever engaged in such work in the history of the city, An effort will be made to have, Councils sanction the retention of the repair men during the winter months. An appropriation that has been passed by Councils for repairs to meadaw .banks where the Delaware River frequently inundates the lowlands. In South Phila delphia, during tho 1 spring freshets, will provide work for 100 'more menr for a time. Bids will bo asked early in January for sewer construction work, which 1 will en able a contractors tp employ several hun dred men. The; work will cost approxi mately 00.000. The Gunners' Run main sewer, that wilt carry the storm water from the vicinity of Allegheny avenue and fjfvou atqeBif wftciu itjiiara Hi uwuoU uier every neavy raimau, is moiuaea 'in the contemplated, operations. Chief Davis is preparing advertisements for the purchase of'JIOO.OOO of water pipe, provided In the JU.3O0.0OO loan The lack of pipe foundries in Philadelphia, will throw this contract to other localities, but the work of extending the water sup rijy mains in West Philadelphia will provide employment for local laborers. Director Norrls, of the Department qf whaxtes. Docks and Ferries, is nlanaliu: .to dredgi Vrankfcpl Greek at 'a tost. tvwvw. 111 ' 1 1 1 . i I Qg$ration on 'Senator 3u Ppnt QOramTaR. Mtnn.. Deo. H-Senator Iffttirv" 4ta Pont, of SwawaM, mm- vvt on -kwv for dfatomimi tfesty 5jfc. Maj hj ini ooJiyte tHs a:terim, wwreiWted-a . Willi Jiiisn llfinieW in jpm-Hiiimm Ht.tifraSeesav & Ctfrftftmatf Carol 1 Cfjrfetmng (it tfjc aid $cnr nil nngcls; stittgina; Hoiic nnir pence up tijerc! Jcncc tljeir Ijnnuii nrc brinsins; 0nb tcjsit tfjc tap tuorlb forget. tEfje iJcUsi are rinsing ebecpUiIjcre, Qtt)t cfjilbreu jEfinafng J?et. d5ob grnnt usi pence on (fifjn'jstmns JDnj; (Sob (cnb tfje constcience vtit; (Sob bribe tfjc luolucg of lunnt nluni',, &nb succor tfjc oppreeb. II Cljrfetmng in tfjc fjenrt 3ff tfjc ijenrt Ijc lotolp! $)ribc enn Ijnbc no pnrt Hfn lufjnt mnfec CfjriEltmns Ijolp; (Sob Ienbji n (tnr to guibe tfjc mceU, gfnb Imftteg crob'g cunnfns nrt, ' ' i3nb Ijibes; tofjen pronb men geeU. Sob grnnt tig pence on Cfjrtetmns 3Bnj; (Sob gibe us fjenrt reborn; (Sob listen Uifjcn tfje fjumble prnj, glnb comfort fjenrtg forlorn. rev. louis jr. nENsof, d.d. PASTOR IS FELLED BY FOOTPADS AFTER . ..TAKING: GIRLS HOME Rev. O.'S. Moore and Other Residents of Germantown Victims of Highwaymen. Suspect Arrested. Two men, ono a clergyman, were held up by three masked highwaymen In Ger mantown, shortly after midnight this morning, but got only $1 50. Tho minister was struck In tho face with tho butt of a rovolver and left unconscious In tho street. Ono man Is under arrest on sus picion of being Implicated In tho hold-up. Tho victims aro tho Rev. O, S. Moore, of 318 Manhelm street, pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Manhelm street and Pulaski avenue, and Charles A. Smith, of 221 West Wyoming avenue. Mr. Moore had escorted the Misses Edith and Lucy Knight, of West Claplor street, near Wlssahlckon avenue, to their home. Just as he left their homo three men sprang at him from o driveway and thrust revolvers Into his face. Tho clergyman stepped back, and ap parently the highwaymen thought he in tended to raise an alarm. One of them struck him in the face with his revolver and he fell unconscious. The thieves turned, all his pockets Inside out, but got nothing for their trouble. Personal papers Mr, Moore was carrying were scattered all over tho sidewalk. A few minutes 'later Mr, Smith, was held up and the thieves' took from him L50. Night Watchman John McCarthy found the clergyman staggering along tho street and notified the Germantown .nM .(.llnti T3ollpAman XfrPnrthv flnrt Wllent were assigned 'to tho case. They arrested a man who 'gave his name as' Harry Rlghter, ot.725tWood street. The police Bay ho Is a widely known Tender loin character, Rlghter was held In J1W0 hall for a further hearing today by Magistrate Pennock at the Qermantown station. FRENCH CRUISER TORPEDOED Slight Damage Dona by Austrian? Submarine's- Attack. PARIS, Deo. Zt, Slight damage to a French cruiser In the Strait of Otranto, In tho Adriatic, as the result of an attack by an Austrian submarine, was reported by the Minister of Marine today. Two torpedoes were fired by the Aus trian vessel, but only ono struck, and the damage done was said to ba slight. None of the Ifreneh vcjIss pew was" Injured, the e.ybj)i?j0 ledger' WlUNtBt) Issued v :odL Clmsptiaa Day t T WHITE CHRISTMAS TO GLADDEN HEARTS OF PHILADELPHIA'S City Swathed in Fleecy- Decoration, Typical of the Joyous Season Sleighing Promised. Philadelphia Is to have a white Christ mas. Snow, corroborating this statement by tho weather forecasters of this city and Washington, began to fall long before noon today in all parts of the city, and tho weatherwlse looked long and anx iously at the skies and called up the Weather Bureau. What they learned was comforting to lovers of the Jingling sleigh bells and the small boy with the new sled and a long hill. The snow will continue to fall, according to all tho forecasts, all after noon and perhaps until Christmas dawns and the bells ring out that tbo day Is here. Then tho fall will end and the weather will bo clear and snapplly cold all day, an ideal, picturesque Christmas Day of the North. In tho Bouth rain is falling, but elsewhere east of the MIssIssIddI Valley it Is snowing steadily, dispatches irom wasmnsnon say, and an the North em States will haie a white Christmas. Every one of the fine sleighing roads In Falrmount Parle and the suburban sections of tbo city, it is expected, will be alive tomorrow morning with the merry carol of tho sleigh bells. Every suggestion of a, hill In and near the city will be thronged with ruddy-cheeked, bright-eyed, shouting youngsters and not a few adults who haven't forgotten how to be bays and girls again, Tho snow soon made the streets so sIId- ery, especially the wood block In Market ana Arcn sirceu, rnai numerous minor accidents resulted. Traffic was slightly delayed at several ' points when horses Bllpped and fell, and it was necessary to throw buckets of ashes into the streets before they could proceed. Sweepers were sent out over the tracks of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com pany late this afternoon after tho snow got so heavy that traffic was being Im peded. No measurement of the depth of the fall was made by the Weather Bui reau. which takesiobesrvattons and meas urements but 'twice) a day, but the fall was estimated at well over an inch at i o'olook. No sweepers or snow plows had been sent out by the Philadelphia and Read ing Railway or the Pennsylvania Rail road Company at that hour, but every thing was in readiness to clear any Una that might have trouble. The snow will continue until late tomorrow morning. Contractors will begin tho removal of the snow' from the -business section of the city lata this afternoon, provided the Weather Bureau gives assurance by that time that the storm. wtU'conynue. Chief yptuteil, 01 tne mgnway tjureau. aum moned the contractors to his office early this afternoon and advised them to have their men in readlseea to begin work on a sMmnt'a notice. QMttoulty in Ending bub wllltes to, labor en Cirtstsias is aatlctoated. ad tfSf tnat xeasett) tno work wtrrba began fiinfladnl4& Kg wail OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS RUSSIAN On tho loft bank of thosrillca River obstinate lighting continues. On tho right bank of tho Plllca wo havo mado progress In tho vicinity of Opoczno and Tomaschow, In Gnllcla our success continues, south cf tho Vistula. In the Carpathians, while pursuing tho retreating Austrlans, we captured on December 3 30 officers and about 1500 men. Near Przomysl the Austtlans at tempted a now sortie, during which soveral of their ndvnnco companies wero completely annihilated. Other ndvnnco companies wero mado prison ers. In this affair wo sclred about a mllo of railway leading Into tho city. The Turkish offensive In tho direc tion of Van' was turned into n dofen slvo movement, which, howovcr, our troops succeeded in breaking aftor stubborn resistance. Wo captured frcm tho enemy n number of prisoners, with their arms. Tho nttempts of the Germans to movo forward to the cast of Bollmov have been checked. They nro trying desperately to cross the Rawakn to the southeast of Sklcrnlowlcr. To tho south of Ilawa they are resisting stub bornly a Russian offcnslvo movement, launched from thp north bank of tho Plllca River. OEBMAN In tho western theatre of wnr tho enemy did not renew his attacks In the neighborhood of NIcuport yester day. At Blxschooto In tho engage ment Tuesday wo took 230 prisoners. The enemy is again actlvo In the neighborhood of Chalons. In tho re gion of Soualn nnd Perthes Infantry attacks by tho enemy followed fierce artillery attacks yesterday. All wero repulsed. Trenches which had been retaken by us woro abandoned bo causo of tho continuous artillery flro directed against them. In tho eastern thcatro of war we hao resumed tho prfenslvo, advancing from tho Nledcnburg-Soldau line, Aftor several days' fighting we have rcpulaed tho enemy's attacks near Mlawa and tho Russians positions there havo been taken by us. On the right bank of tho Plllca and south east of Tomassow tho Russians havo delivered a number of violent attacks, but tho Toutonlo allies repulsed all with heavy losses to the enemy. EltENCH Between tho sea and tho River Lys we have advanced through tho work of sappers In the sand dunes and have repulsed an attack frbm Lombartzyde. At Zwartelen, southeast of Ypres, we havo captured a group of houses constituting the southern part of tho village, In spite of very vlgorousfnr tlllery fire On the part of the Germans and a counter-attack of infantry, . Tbo Belgian army has pushed for--"ward detachments" onthe rjghc'bank of the Yscr River, to the south of Dlxmude nnd has made effective a position at tho head of a bridge In this vicinity. In the region of the Alsnc, through out the day, the zouaves brilliantly repulsed several attacks and ended the day by still remaining masters of the trenches captured on the 21st near the Puislelns road. In tho region of Craonne nnd Rholms all tho counter attacks of the enemy upon the positions captured by us on tho 22d havo been repulsed. To the northeast of Meslnll-les-Hur-lus we hnve seized 00 yards of Ger man trenches and repulsed a counter attack. AUSTRIAN Our operations In the Carpathians nrn taking a normal course. Yester day we took 300 prisoners and pressed forward further in a northeasterly direction. Towards the Ludkow Passes our attacks gained some ground for us. There Is stubborn fighting near Krosno, Jaslo and Tuchow In western Gallcla and along the lower Donajec At the Nlda, tho Rawka and Bura Rivers fighting continues. Fresh bat tles are taklng'pluco along the whole front. VON HIHDEKBURG ADMITS RUSSIAN LINE HOLDS FAST Victory Still Eludes Ger mans in Poland, He Says, But Expects Success. 1 10,000' Russians Captive. By KARX H, VON WIEGAND GBNBRAIi HEADQUARTERS OP TIU3 ISASTEUN GERMAN ARMY. Dec 18, via London. Dec 24. Pleld Marsha Von Illndenburg, Germany's greatest military commander, gives to his men the credit for the victories he has earned. "With troops of tho courage and endur ance of ray army,, I must succeed," was the statement of the famous, leader of the eastern army today. It would be untimely to say that the Russians are completely beaten and broksn," said the Field Marshal. "They are Nghtlna bravely and well " Neither Held Marshal von Hliulenbur nor General Ludentorff his Chief of Staff, bus any Illusions as to what U before the German, army In Poland. Tney both declared there would bo muoh hard fight ing In the campaign, against Warsaw, but they have. tho. utmost oonfldeneoln final success. Throughout Jibe advanco of the German' army through Potaa, Field MafsbsJ von Illndenburg's forooe. It la J, have kn opciijail by a vastly superior number of ""i" In UiMng of the Aghtlug which has result ta Ue retirement of. tbo Rue- iiUuj ruiiMTl YraxMuv, ia uwaaa eom. 1 festerf V1 tto '" J1 0 ponladJ bl Vagv TbrW GERIAMSfl OVER POLAND BORDER CDTS MLAfALIHE German Column From North Presses Back Russian Army Invading East Prussia Fresh Movement Menaces Warsaw 'With Down ward Stroke. Russian Counter Offensive in Galicia Checks Austro German Westward Dash From Cracow Battle on for Control of Strategic Rivers in Poland. ' After several days' fighting:,' the Russian positions near Mlawa, in northern Poland, have been recaptured by the Germans, an official statement issued in Berlin today asserted. It was in this region that the Germans were repulsed recently and withdrew beyond the East Prussian frontier on a line from Lautenburg to Neidenburg. Mlawa, on the Polish side of the East Prussian-Poland border, is heavi ly intrenched. German success in this region revives the menace of a downwAVd stroke on Warsaw, which for sotrte-timo 'hits" Jicen "free from danger on the north. Possibility is also indicated of a junction between the East Prussian army and the forces of Von Hindenburg along the Vistula front. The Russians have developed a fierce counter offensive in Galicia and have checked the hitherto vic torious advance of the Austro-German allies from Cracow. The great Ga lician stronghold again is menaced as the objective of the Czar's southern campaign. Further success in this Concluded on Pase Three AUTO DRIVEN BY AMBLER KILLS MAN AT NOBLE Candidate for Speaker Surrenders to Ablngton Police. John Forsyth. B years old, who lived between Jenklntown and Ablngton, was struck and Instantly killed by an auto, mobllo driven by Charles A. Ambler, State Representative from the First Leg islative District of Montgomery County and a candidate for Speaker1, early this morning on Runnymede road. In Noble. With Mr, Ambler was his wife, who Is suffering from shock. Mr. Ambler gave himself up to the Ablngton police nnd went to the police station to await the arrival of the Coro ner of Montgomery County. Mr, Ambler said lie was driving at a, moderate rate, and) that tho man became confused and walked directly in front of the automobile. As soon as Mr Ambler could atop the oar ho placed the man In It and hurried him to the Ablngton Memorial Hospital, where lie was pronounced dead. Mr. and Mrs. Ambler were on their -way to Glen Slde at the time of the accident. ATJSTBIA MAY BUY YAHN HEBE Austria wants 4.000,000 pounds of cotton yarn, and wants It eo badly that she is willing to pay spot oash for It In ad vance of shipment, according to advices received here. An inquiry was nigned by Hans Deutsch, IS Horlgasse, Vienna, who Is understood to represent the Austrian Government. LOST AND SOUND A5Si5sart ti?ww;.r A,s 10 ine irvV! !.'" -gtf i imager QSBd Bun Cutfil 'ftttl M U4 (or SO Tbm UUm ChHtwtt - Jt' B Pound" dvrtu- iinta in tw let el a icuelvuuc LaOMW ud. directly ie l-lr ia " w oa ofus tvr OT CAB be ltttnftumd directly to -euw nHrat fall Walaui or Uln umi. nKui.h lit k , Rwra U munud t r B.oa. T nwU mre w .? -7t WW-B., eStp ug ij O. I, bimUfrii. iUt t, feSffrfi bf pla vtth lolU U eVBat tWta flit b&Wt- litta!! IWU. u m iJj dace tat ITth gvotluuM 11- rtf. 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