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EVJSxUJNG LaiHiKR -PHILADELPHIA. MONDAY. BECEMBEB 28, 1914.
V "i " i' ' " ' ! i 1 111 in urn 1 111 i mini iiiimiumi ini Stor6 Opens 8:30 A Mt WANAMAKER'S Store Closte $i30 P. M. . I I I I II tl TUESDAY MORNING AT WANAMAKER'S TRANSIT FIGHT HAS GROWN IN VOLUME DESPITE SETBACKS Obstacles Serve Only to . Make Enthusiasm of Pub lie Flare Up More Pro nouncedly 'jhft Iranklt situation has hld the at tantlon of the people alt year. At the Very ouUat tit 1314, to fco exact, en January I, Director Taylor, of the De partment of City Transit) uggstxl an open subway tor South Broad street, which recommendation he subsequently modified, immediately a spirit of co operation wa manifested by Senator WeKlchol, who urged an all Philadelphia oMOffether movement, and declared the time aa lp tq sfott tile sreat munlcU pal construction works. In line with thta suggestion. Mayor Bls.olnburjr and Common Councilman John P. Connelly held a conference on January 8 and acreed to work together for the elty'a benefit. Aa Mr. Connelly la chairman of Councils Finance Commit tee, prospects for an early start and gen eral proftresa took a roseate hue. Dlreo tor Tailor then conferred with Chairman Mitten, o( the Itapld Transit Company, on a proposal that the company operate the proposed Broad street subway and elevated nads. Thta waa fol lowed by A raeetlnff In the Mayor'e oflice of the Comprehensive Plans Committee, which approved the plans for the sub wayelevs,4ed ayatem devised by Mr. Taylor. "SINCPIUTT" OF COUNCILS. Mr, Connelly announced on January It tfcaf there;- would be the fullest co-opera-tlqn to obtain subways and other Im provements. "Those who question the sincerity of Councils need (only wait," he declared. Two days later he Introduced a reso lution In Councils providing for the ap pointment of a committee to consider DU rector Taylor's plans and devise ways and means for the establishment of a universal flve-cent fare. A week elapsed, and the Executive' Committee of the Rapid Transit CemDUv. representatives of tho city and Councils Transit Committee cpn- rerred.on tno transit euuauon. ai tno conclusion of the conference It was an nounced the matter had progressed so satisfactorily that formal negotiations for1 the lease of the proposed Broad street SUbway and elevated lines would be en tered within two weeks. In reply to an Inquiry,. Air. Connelly said .Councils had ioi appointed a transit corn'mlttee. with any hostllo Intent, but believed the city Government should be represented In the tteffotlatlons. Senator Penrose urged better transit fitetltlUea about this time, and a few days later loan bill agfffesatlnir PMOO.000 were Introduced. In Councils. Chairman Con nelly, introduced a bill In the, lower cham ber authorizing the loan of 13,000,000 to be voted on by tho people for the Broad street' .subway and other transportation facilities. The bills were referred to the nniooo Committee. The Bub COmmltte on Rapid. Transit negotiations met on Maroh 17, but the meetlnsr ra -devoted ohlefljr to Tetty ar guments and ended abruptly without any thing being accomplished. TtP5 BTOTESBUttY PIAN. FQlIowlntf this Inaction, a meeting of Councils' Committee on Transit on March tJ was called Jiurrledly at the request of the; Rapid Transit; Company, and - plan was submitted by the Qtoteabury man- Agem,ent- .It .provided,. In prlef, a com prehensive system of free transfers be tween the Braid street subway or other lines to Pe built; and equipped by thej olt Company, a tube under th" Delaware and ait -eJeyaled line to Frankfon). to bo bult and equipped by the company. The company demanded also tnat the city make good the loss In net revenues to tho company due to the elimination of exchange tickets. Director' Taylor proposed universal free transfers by eliminating one-halt the ex change tickets automatically. The director said the city could afford better to build, an independent system and have it independently operated, which would save the psople and the city a vast amount of money. The meeting- wa4 de cidedly stormy. FoUowlnjc the pace set by Senator Mc Nfohfljl and Senator Penrose, Benator Vara indorsed the Taylor transit plan a. week later and said ne emphatically waa opposed to that of the Rapid. Transit Company. In a, statement to the public on April t, SMrtctOr Taylor opposed the company's operation of otty-bullt lines and favored submitting the exchange ticket question to t)jo Public Service Commission, The United Business Men's Association Indorsed the Director's plan, and subse quently Penrose said lie would endeavor to bring about harfony between (he Rapid Transit Company and the Director of City Transit in regard to the plan for the proposed system. AOUBSMENT OF- MAT T. After t, number of conferences during April ,ml Ur, the city and the com pany afrted on May IT upon a transit system to cost tU.eo),); tho city to B5nd f U,6,O0O on the Broad street sub way, the, SanVf?r4 tlivated and the Xtarby elevated. It was also agreed that these lines should be tested to the com pany, which, was to ipend tJ,0CO,00Q to, quip then;. Th, abolition, of the eight cent exchange ticket and the granting of it, tranter, sinning January 1. 1814, was feature of th agreement. 9 i&wlth Jhe. advent of warnr weather, Council appeared to regard the transit qawtjon with feeling: of annul, and wlin the agrtereeat cao before them oa Junt tV H was r?rrd to the atreel JtUlway and Finance Committees with, out cwmint. TM the people started to think about vsyttioa 4nd the transit ammnt, lying; in the pigeon holes of tint cotaswtv, .oon became covered WttfcdWt. P geptetMf II tha Bvswira UaooB M fcB. and: almost immediately It km an, qvtaU3?Ulon of transit coil 4filM. A SUM representative rode pn H & ir line a4 wrote a sac! o( iftMtt 4ed on hi expertence, how- HMf M utmtfMW or lwepui in in i M Uh city to . vast awount of Mm 4 wf4 laocavanieose to making Wln44 centre. The article were aeeofnpanlad by illustrations and photo- M v? wear psi fm ( h - 4VO a,i9ounts fwisg ipe new f44 m m every wouor. was revival of interest la the iiwuio A ewer W. and Mr s, eJeetioo m, w peopte tf&e ba US. wMclk carried M ft pptf ta,t4os fee tM o- ewtra, -i-m was im - . all car moid tnjiakt by the B40- . . . ywiasMstr of the cwiKi imoamwt 5K"PHfessf fy- ' V' T 3MBsyS tfllSifSMV SSBBBBBBBBBfjBBBjBnBBBSBBSSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBa LORTX DECIES A report declares he will be the next Viceroy of Ireland. He is the husband of the former Miss Vivien Gould, of New York. m wy h kixh tutd Mac was fitvvo m W Hliit oyaoisaWoo tM Mm itr. mm jmwmr U to 6u. ejhy i ten i titled a M-te-4at i rmum, wmmVfw r iwui ttniaf.u orraniijVi -viid ZMreetor tWlw o aes Hunt, ""j vs Mi.iiaii, t Ut hddfeMt urged high-speed lines without "delay, nnd n answer to many requests he spoke In eyery part pf tho city, nnd at every meeting he was greeted with great en thusiasm and promise of HUpport, Early this month a resolution was In troduced In Councils providing for the 1500,000 appropriation voted for by the people. THE COSTELLO FIASCO. Yith everything (tolng along swimming ly. Common Councilman Peter B. Cos-te-IIo, of tho 31kt Ward, sought to com pllento matters by Introducing another transit ordinance on December 3. It pro vided for a single elevated lino from Arch street to Holmeeburg. Tho CcMello ordinance was condemned throughout the. city, nnd e. poll taken in CoimcllB showed that of tho J32 members only three were opKsed to the Taylor plan. One of the opponents waB Mr. Coa tello. That enthusiasm for high-speed transit la grtoter than ever" Is Shown by the pre parations for two big demonstrations In January. The first will consist of a pa rade and mass-meeting In the Northeast on January 7. The- parade will precedo the meeting, whloh will take place at Textile Hall. Kensington avenue and Cumberland street Practically every business and Improve ment organisation In the city will bo rep resented at the second demonstration, January 11, which wilt consist of a parade on Brood street, followed by a masa-nieettng- in the Academy of Music. , It Is predicted that the coming year Will brine hlgh-spco.1 transit to Philadel phia In emphatic form. LEFT-HANDED PUP.IL DEFENDED BY EXPERTS Educators Defend Scholars Victims of Ridicule in Classroom, The left-handed schoolboy, for genera tions on object of ridicule in the class room, has been defended by leading edu cators In a questionnaire conducted by Walter Q, McMuliln, principal of the Northeast Bchpol. In the Teacher, a, ped Ogtijfetcal Journal. IHids of State and city school sys tems, as well as teachers In the ranks, replied to the problem submitted to them by Mr- McMuliln. Of alt opinions ox pressed, tho most emphatic was that of Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer. Pennsylvania's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Doctor Schaeffer saldi "In my opinion, it Is a waste of time to require some children to write with the right hand If they are born left-handed, It a reasonable attempt has been made to develop the power to write with the tight hand, and the effort has tailed, I think the child should be allowed to use tha left hand." This is the opinion of John U Shroy, principal ot the Marshtll School, In Frankford: "In observing: children In the higher grades, I do not remember seeing that the right-handed children have any ad vantage over the left-banded pupils, Among grown-up acquaintance and rela tive iftt-handedness In writing passe Unnoticed." MHtort C Cooper, superintendent of District No, 7, declared: "The only reason that I know for re quiring right-handed writing is that our system Is a right-handed one, and there fore somewhat awkward tor the person who Uiea.hU left hand." William JU Welsh, superintendent of District No, 1. expressed the belief that while there 1 no rational basis for tho right-handed system, pupils should be required, to submit to It, because custom la to trongly In It favor." Br( Blewett. Superintendent of tho Publlo Schools of St, Uouig, an educator of national reputation, was generally op posed to leftrhantfednea. Similar opin ion were expressed by Jaipea M. Cough lln, Superintendent of the W!ka-Barr seboc&a, and by Superintendent Franei A. Soper. of Baltimore. Vf. H. Maxwell, head ot the New York school system. wotjM not tat W vlew AID FOR SOLDIERS' FAMILIES I I PHSIS1JW I'tf Policemen Giving Funds e,ad Pro visions to Women and CMldre, A fund to help tha families of two Kng Ufh teseryuts, brothers, sow fighting- in rj-a.net;, la being raited at tbe Sranefc tewH pOUeo UUtt. Mafej of the , feJtowlns tke lead i &Mrean Wattes, have contributed eUougU pto Mes to Up tM two wastes s4 feee ebildre fvr More tba a week sd Wfy fiii ar ttlU coming lo taslajf. That wosmo aro Mrs- Vawste Fawtrefte, Wife of Jk Fe4MU aud Urn, HiW VtHtf eJU. wit f 3unui FswtfaUe- Both U t 1 North BMivtr Mrt- he aartu dvanunent ke m4 soaw Vvviiin fer the fsonlUa. but the wwuab Ww iui utvubU tw iaajm yMa. stL m$a. Mm Kwtrllv obtwd work, but ms uaiWi i.4 ' 4 h o-wtmt tn iUshws p4oa i.ejei tiv4,Sti.-"T g s& MUMMERS' PARADE I0C0KTAINMAM ORIGINAL FLOATS War Aeropldhc in Action and Submarine Saloon Will Be Seen in Annual Pagearih Many Of the New Tear shooters Are tired today a a result ot strenuous work yesterday, when they added the finishing touches to- a number of floats -for the Mummers parade. At, every one of the shooters' "armories'' there was continu ous banging of hammers and a gmcral bustle, All of the clubs held meetings, , which were strictly private, nnd instructions were given regarding plaha for the big parade. It Is believed there will be at least 23 clubs in line on New Tear' Day and they will march and dance to the ac companiment of about SO band. After making a tour of alt the mum mtrs' headquarters yesterday, H. Dart McHugh, special agent of Councils' New Year Committee, said Indications pointed to an excellent showing On Friday. The movement among business men, he said, to Unite and co-operate. In placing the shooters' parade on a larger scale would" redound to tho benefit of the city gener ally. ' VISITORS FOlt PARADE. He pointed to the fact that a large dele gation from New Tork will come hero oi New Year's Pay for the purpose of seeing the mummers' pageant, arid, con tended that It It were maJe etlll more at tractive It would provo to be the best ad vertisement that Philadelphia could ob tain. Some of tho novelties to be presented by the clubs will require "shooters" who possess acrobatic ability. In order that these things will go through without a hitch, several of the downtown clubs re hearsed their "business" for the funny floats. One ambitious mummer, who Intends to "fly up Oroad street on an aeroplane and drop bombs' on the highest buildings," has to hire a, horso to hold his dally rehearsals. The horse will be the con cealed mechanism of his Aeroplane, and it the animal should Ret blwky .the fly Ing "shooter" will have a serious time. A SUBMARINE SALOON. A quartet of mummers, who Intend to present a. submarine saloon and thus escape high license and prohibition waves, aro also compelled to hold dally' rehear sals. The entlro saloon will go under water at the sight of a policeman and the customers can get soaked. A series of ropes and pulleys havo to be carefully operated to bring about the proper effects. Perhaps the most strenuou rehearsals" Of all are being held by an aggregation of shooters who expect to show the publlo the difficulties encountered In making a moving picture. Theso shooters are obliged to fall through windows and bar rels and go through other evolutions which will make the parade on New Year's hard wOrk. EMERGENCY AID AND HARTE PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE $50,000 Part of Councils' AppjroprlaUon to Prpvide Work ior Idle. The Emergency Aid Committee has an nounced that the' distributing of Coun cils' 50,000 appropriation for tho relief of the unemployed will be begun early next week. Director Harte, of the Department ot Health and Charities, and the commit tee have conferred over the plan for dis tribution. It has been decided that trained Investi gators shall determine to whom shall be given the supplies purchased with part of the appropriation. While part of tho money will be distributed to the needy, men will be given employment through the use of much of the $50,000, Many repairs are needed at Ilolmesburff and the Philadelphia. Hospital. It I, pro posed to have this work done Immediately and to employ only men 'Who are recom mended by the Emergency Aid Commit toe. Many destitute men would prefer to work to taking alms. Mrs. J. Willis Martin, of tho Emergency Aid Committee, said Director Harta and the A'd Committee would co-operate for the most effective use of the money. "Applicant for aid, known to other .or ganizations that have previously helped; them, will be referred to such organiza tions," she said, "The new case wo will Investigate, and where the applicants aro worthy and aid Is needed we will give aid. Many applications have come from un worthy people." More than 1340 was paid to MO women for sewlnar by tha Home Relief Depart ment These women did work on Jo.000 pieces of clothing, thereby providing work tor themselves and money and at the same t!m giving their efforts for the re lief of others. The foreign committee are dally packing and shipping boxes of clothing, food and other necessary sup plies. FISH SWIMS TO STRANGE HARBOR IN XMAS RUSH One Package In a Million That Missed Connection in the Parcel Post. A ah, J4MJ. that sUrMd in the rp CnrUtma race. One ot a mClwn pexktn. a veritable host. Oot Tud up in the shafd and, aUs, be but pis pl4ce. Lstt a racing men pilfht chi4cklst the parcel poet. Some one somewhere today I mourning s, dead (Uh which did not keep an en gagement The fish was started for some where through the parcel post but, for tunately for the poor family who event ually got It, the address tag was impropr erly fastened, came off and. was lost This was tlie only package of the mil lions handled by tha local parcel post aytem this Christmas rust; season that waa not delivered or returned to tb sender In good order, and those In Charge of th parcel post work consider the rec ord remarkable. After the fUb was discovered, in a, truekload of other paokages, to be minus tb address tsjr. it was held up tq await a claimant Considering the nature of the contents, there waa ft limit to th time the paokag might be held, and when this expired It wm turned' ov to c, poof family. Interned Li,ar Bought by AmtriCAna PORT ARTHUR, T., Doo. 8--Th Hamburtr American Kteaauhip Pad. which ul been lvimr in this oort tinea the outbreak of tha war, baa beett bought ty p. o. (softutwier ana mrry m ilMr, of Kew YorU ky. e Aertoan Big i$as nut up at bar Pak today, and tb4 yul ofHeiTJiy tejifetr4 to American rtry. Hf 3MMt Xm$ to DtJ WWWARK. X, J-. Oe. J.a444M sMMUtt& iM hBt-Ti Its! fcttlfat ttAtt fttfAatM Dress etMOor, for we be was hate treated is tb CM? HutpttsO, Henry Sack- M tutns. oxly imU 4tvd Amb wag- I to . ,j Urn- i, oc hx tvKte tem t Sin o,jJM.JJl., ' .. '- upaXm After Christmas the Country Week It is a custom of many years to visit the city when tho Christmas celebrations aro finished. From all over the east end of Pennsylvania and south Jersey, Delaware and Maryland the oiit-of Mown folk come to spc the city sights. Kris Kringle spirit stays around The big Organ plays its best A cordial welcome awaits them. The whole Store glows with pleasure to receive friends, old and new. There is enough to see io pleasantly spend an entire day - There arc checldng rooms for bags, rubbers and umbrellas. There are resting rooms, a restaurant, picture gallery and the display of fashions and other goods , is always; up-to-date. And no one is solicited to buy anything, not even a shoe button or a postal card. Signed December 28, 101U ffm$ 2 he Sale of Women's Dresses, Suits and Coats in the Fashion Salons Is Going on Merrily If we wore to pick any one or two lots out of this sale, they would he the wonderf ul little evening dresses at $8.75 and $13,50. Por the one price or the other a woman can have her choice of dozens of fetching styles, all fresh and selected Some women will buy half a dozen such frocks at a time. There are serge dresses as low as $5 and other serges, satins and volve'ta at $15 and $19.75. There are amazing gowns afc $25 gowns, mind you, of the kind that cost two or three times as much early in the season. But the prices in this sale go up as high as $95, and in almost every instance tho gowri or suit at that price would have cost double at the start of the season. Suits and there are hundreds of interesting things are-$7.5i) to $95. Coats, and wraps are $10 to $75, including really magnificent.evening wraps. rtrt fioot, central) If You've Neglected Your Complexion Lately take time now to care for It properly. If the bothers of Christmas shopping left some wrinkles, try to eradicate them with Delicate Skin Cream, 75c jap. ii Will not injure the most tender skin and Is very effectual. Queen Mary Cleansing Cream, 50c jar, Is a valuable toilet adjunct. ' Youth and Beauty Non Greasy Cream is another effec tive toilet cream 50c jar. Queen Mary Skin Cream Is also helpful in keeping the skin youthful and in good condition 50e jar. (Mala Vltor, Chestnut) Children's Garments At Small Prices $2 to $3.50 for children's coats of chinchillas and cordu roy In hrqken sizes ; from 2 to 6 years in the collection just 48 coats. 25c to $1.76 for hats suitable for small maids and little ' boys. 60c to f? for small white gwetgrs-soiled or they would hi mpre.. expensive. 25c 'to "IriSP for white silk" cap for babies, up to, 2 years. ' . gabny VUor, Mk.O " QhQQsing Still Good On fussed Blankets comprising iHwly U grade of whJUa w& plaWf , bat $ m.any of spy one particular kind. Fries sew $1 te $12,10 a pair. iwknw,iwo 8f rft The Cold and the Reduced Prices on Fur Coats Came Together A good many women in this city hadn't felt any crying need of fur coats until th mercury sat down so suddenly ou Saturday, but now they can't; secure such coats quickly enough. All the rich novelty coats In the Fur Salon are now a third less than their original prices. So are all the black ponyskins, tho Jblack caraculs, tha nearseals (sheared coney) -and tho fur-lined coats, besides other, coats of hardy fur or motoring. The new prices start at $16.50 for a ponyskin and end at $800 for a novelty of Hudson seal (sheared muskrat). (Third Floor, Chestnut) A Little Corset Clearing y Odds and ends of certain good makes have been reduced a third or more. Paris Lillians are $6 to $8. . , , ' Parisiennes are $5,50. . Wanamaker Specials are $2. W. B. Corsets are $8. (Third. Floor, Chestnut) Cloth baggage tags-are new, insuring" safe delivery. SUbwity Gallery, Juniper. A Viking silver desk-set will start tjie new year brightly; 37.BQ, ?10, $12.60. Subway Gal lery, Juniper. Our $2 ailk stockings ifor vromew are in oyer eighty shades great for matching' gowns. Main Floor, Market. A. dirigible search light is new for the auto; Ughta up the signs on unfamiliar roads or locates the-trouble in the car, $3. Sub way Gallery, Chestnut. ''Your Eyes," one 'of the, latest popular songs, is from "Tha' Midnight Girl," 30c .Second Floor, Market, "Carmencita Shea," the new fox trot, is featured in the "The Queen of the Movies"; 30c Sec ond Floor, Market. First aid for the flat tire; the spark plug pump saves the, labor of a hand pump, 95. Sub way Gallery, Chestnut. Economists say distribution is as important as production; the heat distributor for gas ranges saves gas and new cook ing utensils. Subway Floor, Central. Incomplete Dinner Sets Ordered Out At Fractional Prices Many of the best and most sought after patterns in our assortment of china dinner services are included in' this group of incomplete sets of French and German ware, which today go on sale at prices lessened to a fraction of what the sets are actually worth. Some lack just one piece of being complete, not more ' than eight pieces are missing from any set - tit The prices now go from $12.50 for sets which, when'"' complete, were unusual at twice that much, and the highest price set in the. lot being now $22.60. (iroaith. Flaer. Central) Mossoul Rugs $22.50, $25 and $30 A fairly goodBized bundle has been added to the Main Floor assortment. These pieces are of an extra fine quality and in sire are about 3.6x6.6, taking them "by and large." (Mala Floor, Cftrstaut) Men's Fine Suitings Reduced About one hundred pattens in highest grade British wooU specially prieed in a year-end clearaway ut $40 a suit, made M pleasure. (Lo4or Shop, Sabwa? OttlUrr, OieatnuO Men's Overcoats Special $10, $J2S $12,75 arid $J4.0 A,fw hundred going out at low prlcas bafort tkt flrat -of the year. They are all very geod eta nea ef i&m r to or toureaks o4d? in fw and tMWmmsfemmw in sound ehevit, Waek ai rf4 ,i tm? tares. 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