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EVENING LEDaEB-PHIlAPKKPHIA: THURSDAY, DBqEMBMlt 31: 1914'.
m & WORLD'S EVENTS OF 1914 PUT IT IN CLASS WITH 1776 Children a Thousand Years From Now Will Learn "Date" as One of the Most .Important of Era. Nineteen fourteen Will go down in his tory sb ono of the Great Years, perhaps the most significant (since the founding of the era, for It has seen tho outbreak of .tho long dreaded World War. School children a thousand years from now will write 1914 In their notebooks as now thoy do' 1492 and 17T0. Following Is a record of Some of tho prominent, events Of tfia ycart January 3-JOod Mexican refiirees from tattle . of- OJlnaza Tlce Into United States. January I SUamehlp Oklahoma break! In tfco 3T mile from. Sandv llooltt 32 rile. January 8-Unltod Stales naval force at Vera Cruz strengthened. January 30 Sleamihlp Monroe rammed and anK by ateamahtp NantucKot pre Chesapeake Hay; 43 drown. JTebruary Castillo, Mexican bandit, wrecks paatenser train In burning tunnel near Ma dera 17 Americana, Mexicans, perlin. February 10-Uartliquake, Now York State. . February 11 Lieutenant A, U, Cook, U. ti. K., UOUnrl,l In Vrn f?ril. February 17 Villa kill W. Denton, Scotch aiarch 13 Beorico Weallnghouao, lnentor oC airbrake, dlea, , , March 10 Uaaton Calmette, editor of Parla Figaro, -hot dead by Mm-. Calllaux, wife or . li"rnch Mlniiter ot Finance. ... March VO Crlali In Injandi Brllleh offlcere April 1 Houso repcala canal tolls bill. 'Aprils 170 killed when storm overtakes New foundland sealers, , April. 2 Twelve federal nere Dank dis tricts announced. ., , April 6 fleenitary Daniels bars liquor. In. nay. April 10 KIo men ot nay, under (he Stars and Stripes, locked up by Iluerta agents ..at Aprllu Four murderers of llermarl Rosenthal April 14-Presldent orders fleet to Vera Cruz to, force apology, for Insult to flat;. April IS President sends ultimatum to Huerta. April 1 Huerta refused to salqto U. S. IJsr. April so President asks Congress' permlsflon to use armed forces. House assents; Senate April if'-SS-Admlral Fletcher's marines seize Vem Cruz; 17 Americans and 230 Mnticana kllld April 22 Carranza Calls Vera Crui seizure un- Aptfl-aJ-U. Ilr C Powers offer mediation. April 2tl Iluerta accepts mediation. April jiKi Industrial vor In Colorado: 73 IdlleJ. Say Several hundred UIo in carthquako near Mount Etna, Sicily. , . .., May 18 first commercial cargo goes through May"23-Ono"tho'uBan d and thirty-two drowned when the Empress of Ireland, Hit by the Storatad, sinks near nlmouakl, St. Lawrenco June 11 Senate repeals canal tolls bill. June 25 H, U Clailln Company and allied con certs throughout United States fall. June StttV-Salem. Moss., laid waste by fire. June 80 Mrs Louise Bailey mjaterlbusly shot In the offlco of Dr. Edwin Carnian at 1 roo- Juno 2S-Ar'chduko rrancls rcrdlnand assassi nated. . , July l General Huerta resigns and leacs Mexico City. July 23 Austria sends ultimatum to S-rIa. July 2T sir Edward Grey propores Interna tionalconference, . . Ji ly sr? -Austria and Clermany decline Sir Ed ward Orey'a proposal, Austria declares war on Servla. July SI Kaiser demands Russia suspend mo- rancner. Dllizauon wunin xt noura. iiusnia orucrs general mobilization. August 1 Germany declares war on ttusala. French Cabinet orders general mobilization. August 2 German forcrs enter Luximburg. Germany addresses ultimatum to Belgium demanding free passage for troops. Ai gust, 4 England sends ultimatum to Berlin, demanding unqualified obgenance ot Belgian neutrality. Gem-any rejects ultimatum. Ger man troopajieglrr attack on LIcgeT President Wilson Issues proclamation of neutrality. August ( England announces state of war ttlth August R Austria declares war on nussls. -upv , uviitiniiB pjiiKi uicjiir. t'lcwu IIIYUUQ Alsare. August S Italy reaffirms neutrality. French occupy Muelhausen. August 10 France proclaims stato of war with Austria. August n England declares war on Austria, August 13 President Carbajal leaves Mexico Augus't 15-Austrlara enter Sen la. Japan's ul tlmatum to German! . , August 17 British expeditionary force com pletee landing In Franco. Tlelsi.in capital re moved from Brussels. Beginning ot Ave dajs' battle. In Lorraine, ending In repulso of French across frontier. Beginning of nvo days' battlo between Servians and Austrlans on Jadsr, mdlng In, Austrian rout. August 20 Gerrrnna enter Brussels. August 21 Hermans begin attack on Nnmnr. August 24-Ormnns enter Namur. British re treat from Mons. Zeppelin dropa bombs on Antwerp 'AV.'tu,l.t S-Auatrla declares -war on Japan. Mulhauxrn evneuated by French. " August 20-Von-partlsan French Cabinet or ganized. Germans take Longwy. August 2T-Loualn burned by Germans. .Japanese hlockndo Tslng-tau. August 2J-Britlsh fleet sinks nvo German war ships oft Heligoland. August Sfl Germans capture LaFere. Russians defeated near Tannenberg. August 30 Germana occupy Amiens. September 1 St. Petersburg renamed Petrd grad. Eentembsr 2 Germans' advance penetrates to Crell. about .10 miles from Paris and swings eastward. French centro between Verdun and nbelmi driven back. Seat ot French Clovernment removed to Bordeaux. September .1 Russians occupy I.emberjr, September ,-Battle begins srtuth nt tb Marna and east of Paris. In which the German's right wing la pushed back, followed by a general retreat. ' fleplember 7 Msubeums taken by Germans. Beptember 10 Kaiser protests to Wilson sgalnit duni-dums. fieptemher 12 German retreat halts on Alsne. Bentsmher in Belgian Commission protests to Prssldsnt Wilson against alleged German atrocities. ... Beptember IT Austrian armies effect Junction and hold Una of San niver agalnat Russians. September 20 Germans bombard Rhslms and Injure famous cathedral, September 22 German submarine sinks British cruisers Abouklr. Cressy and llogue in North Sea nusulans Imest Piremysl. Beptember 23 Germans forced back from Ono, wiecz. September 26 Troops from India land, at Mar- Pepttmber 2R Germans begin siege of Antwerp October 1 Heavy fighting near Arras begins. October 2 End of week's battle at Auruvtoio In- which the Germana are defeated. October 3-5 Russians occupy towns In Hun gary. October B Belrlah Government removed, Ant werp to Oitend. ... Ootober T Bombardment of Antwerp begins. British submarine sinks German deitroier, Japanese seise Carolina Islands. October R Zeppelins, bombard Antwerp. October o Antwerp occupied by Germans. October 10 French win cavalry engagement at Hazebrouck October 11 German advancp In Toland ap proaches Vistula, threatens Warsaw. October IS Boer command mutinies and mar- (UL law declared throughout the South African 1'nlon , t October 13 Belgian Government transferred from Ostend to Havre. October It Allies occupy Tpres. Battle be gins on Vistula October lft-Oateiid. occupied by Germans. October HJ-Brltlsh cruiser Jfawka sunk by submarine , October 17-Japanese Cruiser Takacblno aunk by tornado In K!acl)Oit Bay. October ia--Belglan army effects Junction with Allied uru . ' October 24--Ten days' battle before Warsaw ends in German defeat October 27 South African aedltlon spreads; J W-t la rovolt, October1 28 Berlin admits retreat from War saw and Ivpngorod. German, cruiser Broden. at Ponang, torpedoes Russian cruiser and French deroyen October 20 Turkey begins war on Russia October ,10 Marltz, rebel leader in Cape Province, beaten November 1-iJw German cruisers defeated UiltlJh squadron orf CorpntU Chill. 'Turks bombard Sebastopol, Kovernber 'A- German squadrqd raids British ertx eir Yarmouth Kovernber 'I Republican landslide In United atstes elections, Joember -German cruiser Torek strikes rn)ne In Jade. Bay and snks Nvomber 5 England and France declare war on Turkey Dardanelles forts bombarded. November ii. Tlng-tu surrenders (a Japsnsse, tVoveiaber 7 Qtnoaa Hint cruiser aslcr ta- tsrnes In Honolulu Russians reach Plescbeo. tn Bllcsls, and enter fst 'Prussia. November IP The Kmden forced ashore at North Kesltng Island by Australian cruiser Rydn November 0- Carranza flees from Mexico city. November ll-Oertnsns capture Uixmude. Oer- taan submarine sinks Brltljli gupboat Niger K Peal, November T.5- Russians d tested at Llpna and Kutno. Jtoyerober lit- Sheikh ul Islam, at CanjUmllno- rlc. proclaims holy war against the Allies. Commons tote war loan ot 22S,000,ooo7 Jlovfinbw IS- French capture Traey-ie-Val. I'-j ember lth-Coromoaa vole new army ot 1 0UO.OXO men. ilors than 1 K,000 men al- tcAujr Myn li M, " wrjlQTiaiS. iettBas ijjerca RusaUu ituire south of Loi etHiuer j f "fj viewae eratrus. tiuie4 b axD&iitoa laj Ae MJw. Qtr it ana 'jie.sH tbrsujtb Hliutau clrvta bw ..w.,ive. 0 AtUtitrjt tUCHltur (tlWi U-iXt ?s fita Hlllon marHi king George tlillafrny In Flanders French capture Chateau ot er- December 2 Austrian take Belgrade. De Wet December It-London announces, landing tS Au trallana and New Zealahdem In FgvpU fDMember n-Germans occupy Lode, , ,., December T-French attack to north pf Nancy repulsed, . . rJ5. u. December 8Oerman Muadwn under Bear Ad mlml von Spee attcke.l oft F?!1" ,."!ftn'1i by British fleet Vnder Admiral Bturdet: December O-Genrral Beyers, Boer leader, kill ed at Vaal River, . , , ,,,. i December 12-Oofthals aka two destroyers to presene neutrality In Cnl Zone. Decemlier 11 French bombard Metz forts. December U-HeMans reoccupy IMgrade. December 14 British announce "V'ff1ln.H.l dove under mines and sank Turkish battle- Decerbe?"000 V. B. troops ordered to Mex- DecemblOaermana shell '"rJ. ,6co borough and Whitby, England! about uu DeJimbcr S8-2ft-AuslrUn i( army split and routed in nightto CatpstWans, . . December fcoo-Germana halted ln.,'!'r'Uf,VjS on Warsaw and driven back on whole Poland Drcembir "n - British Ooytnirient .recedes UnllM Plates Government's ..protest Ra nst the manner In which Great Britain exercises the rlaht search ot sea, , mriv December So-Italy sends t"ltlmatbm to nirkey allowing tnodsys for compjlanco w n mand lor aatlsfactlon In Hodelda Incident. BILLY SUNDAY HAS ROUSED PUBLIC MIND TO KEEN INTEREST Campaign in Philadelphia Promises to Surpass High est Hopes of Evangelist and His Associates. The Billy Sunday cnmpalgn In this city will he of a magnltudo never dreamed of tn this .or any other grtnt metropolis, ac cording to B. p. Ackley, private ecretory nnd plnnlst of the evangcUst. Mr. Ack ley declares that the preparations for tlio revtvnl havo not only been moro syste matic than ever before, but that a greater and moro lntenso Interest has been mani fested vby tho citizens of Philadelphia than any of those Interested in tho move ment had hoped for. "The feature that mnkes such n. cam paign so remarkable." said Mr. Ackley. "Is that It roaches every class of people. Millionaires nnd beggars allko arc brought to" sco life. In Its true relationship to them selves and are converted. It has been said thut Mr. -Sunday's appeal Is to tho worklngman. but I could Cite hundreds of Instances In Pittsburgh and Des Moines alone to show you that rich business men as well as highly educated men of nil professions have not only been converted by the evangelistic campaign, but have added .their financial and moral support to "furthering the .work undertaken by Mr. Sunday. ..... u "Then there are others who have said that no lasting results could bo accom plished by such a campaign among thoso who are Blnners In every sense of the wordl I refer to tho down-and-outers. I could cite so many caBes to disprove such statements that you would soon tiro of hearing of them, but I will tell of one Instance which Illustrates this phase ot the question pretty well. "In Des Moines there was a common 'bum by tho namo of Jones. Nobody over had a good w ord to say for him Bnd he was generally reared aDout, tno cuy, for Jones was a regular giant over 6 feet 3 In height and broad across the shoul ders In proportion He never shaved, or washed, either, I gueBS, and his clothes were so ragged thnt It was a wonder to every ono how he mannged to keep them on. When children saw Jones coming they were so frightened that they used to run away as fast as they could. "Well, one- night JoneB came to one of tho meetings, Rrobably attracted by tho crowd, or maybo It was Just curloBlty: but anyway ho was there, and ho was there tho next night and every night for the next two weeks. Instead of sliding his great hulking frame Into saloons he showed up early each evening and quietly took a place In the tabernacle where he could hear all right, fto spruced up a lot In thoso two weeks, too began shaving and washing and his clothes didn't seem to lnok bo bad. x "Then one night whenMr. Sunday Is sued the Invitation for those who believe to come up to 'glory row' nnd acknowl edge Christ there was Jones, right down In front, saying, 'I'm pretty bad, Bill, but you've got mo all right and I'm goln" tp qfilt beln' what I've been and be some body. "And Jones- Is somebody, too. You wouldn't know him, he's changed so. He. got d, goOd Job and began associating with the right sort of people. The last I heard of him was when some business man of Pea Moines was offering to send Jones to Omaha, Neb., with all expenses pajd, to do a little evangelistic work him self. "Then I coud jtell yOu of two old, rum sdVkcd men who came up and acknowl edged Christ and handed Mr. .Sunday bottles of wl)lsky from their pockets an proof' of their intention to reform. And they ' did reform, too; the cases were watched, and those men are now as respectable a pair ot Christiana as you would want to see. TODAY'S MAHIIIAOE LICENSES James Anderson, toll Mail ton, St., and Emma Bailey, 1311 8 Uouvter st. .'William Schmidt. 11)21 Vine at., and Anna Henry. 222.1 Pino st. Wlll(am J, Krauss, Jr.. 1378 N. Hollywood at., and Margaret J, Bergcr, U(j0 Myrtlewood at. Zosef Emerle Camden, N. J., and Tela Jen- drejezak. 4-ViO iMIller st. Oeorge M Emlth, Bartram Park, and Mary Howbotbam. 821 a titlllman at. Jerry- M. Harrison, 231 W, Tulpehocken st, and Josephine Jones JtO Rlttenhouse st. Israel Miller, 1103 Fitswater St., and Clara Kralt, 800 Fernon st. William H. Beck. 022 N. Franklin at., and Jennie Bennett, 833 N Franklin st. Joseph ICrlnckaa. 1043 S. Front at., and Mary WJscarls. 1013 fl. Front st Paul Roihkugel, 2102 N. 3-M at., and Laura M. Vogt. 3122 N, Carlisle st. Fred C. Brink, Jr., 1136 8. 324 St.. and Alice M. Wliltaker 1431 Cayuga at. Oliver D. Johnson. 228 N. 12th at., and Adelo M. Flanagan, 227 N, Camao st. Harry U Glnns, 918 N. 7th st., and Irdla, Morrison. 073 N. 6th st. Isaap O. Smith. 1424 OgJen at., and Jeasla Ituckner. JBIT Seybert st. Joseph Skrlmskl. 2W N. Juniper st., and Kalrtna Hwagwskl, 50 N. Juniper, at. Harry B. Fleetwood, 1R20 Moamenslng ave.. and alary U Truiil Frankford. Bel. Albert F Tit-odes, 84H N. loth at., and Martha B.young, Rfl N, 18th at. Chester Williams, 1827 St. Albans st., and Lauvlnla Williams, 132R Montrose: at. John J. McCurtomy, 201(1 Moor at,, and Mary 3. Albertaon, SS33 Washington ave. (Michael .Svotttk. 313 B. American et., and Rutalla Hucskuwna, 1117 K 2d at. WIlHim C. Whltaker. 2403 N. Bth at., and Cecelia At. Salman, 2T38 N. Sth at. WlUlaru Marsh. CJreerurburg. Pa., and Ethel Forbes, Atlartlo pity. N, J. William Stxlckler Jones, Greensburg, Pa, and Ethel P, Forbes, Atlantlo CU5, N. J. Joseph T- Bprlgcs. League Island, and Sarah V. Jordan, Ml 8. lTth, st, Kaslmlera Buos, 138 Weudqter at., and Anna Kllmowlcz. 1M Wendover at. 3eorga U Qerhardt. 18 B. Cumberland St., and Caroline pfennig. 1833 E. Pactno st. Harry C, Allan. 2401 N. 3d St.. and Mae Anns wagner, i . yvshwv si. John utm C. A. Melnacher, League Island, Florepcs T. Oore, 2113 8, ifosowood St. - ii ' ' s'JiiP'i ' ' Island, and HO END SJnPMBN'E OV ABMB s-enei if hismsisiiiii si Bill in House Enlarges Power ot President to Place Embargo, VXASlUNQfON. Peo. 3l..-EnUrgement of. y preId,en.fH authority with respect to Issuing an cmVargo on arms was pro posed in a bill Introduced today by Re? reseptatlve Towner, of Iowa, Ha likewise urged hla proposal before the House For eign Affairs Committee In connection with that body's hearing's on measures to prevent shipment cf munitions to. bel ligerents. Ho arSH4 that neither the Vpllnjer nor'BathoWt bilU meal: the present sltua Uoa somplately. althujfh J itiearly ui4 that this nation ou$!it te tajk mJltU; at t Ion to wevsnt cwlftu; at tfc sar tfcrwyth tte M af AjwatJ' POSSIBLE i L.Z7 JasTSsMlfe rf5n5v tataaHamsf " sPtsaBsW. l 1 II YOU BOTTf-E.5 In the centre is a sketch of Mrs. "NURSE LADY" FOR REVIVAL LOVES KIDDIES AND TASK Mrs. Adolph Woll Enthusiastic Over the Part She Will Play During '"Billy" Sunday's Campaign Here. Six thousand unknown ltlddles have wriggled their way into the Innermost rcccBses of the heart of a Philadelphia woman without her having even so much ns seen them. For weeks and months all of her waking hours have been de voted to tho single proposition of how she might be best prepared to take care of them when she does sco them, and now that the tlmo In drawing near, she Is on the qui Vivo to put thoso prepa rations Into operation. Mrs. Adolph Woll, chairman of tho "BUly" Sunday Nursery Committee, Is the woman, nnd tho children who will bo placed under her Jurisdiction while their mothers drink 1n the soul-reaching words of the evangelist are the young sters who havo so Insinuated themselves Into her motherly affections. Early last April, when Joseph Jf. Steele, chairman of tho local Sunday Campaign Committee, undertook tho task of secur ing chairmen for the various Important committers, it was bome In on him thnt so far as the nursery was concerned tho choice would have to bo a very careful and clrcnmspecf one; Indeed, for tho wo man who could take over the care iOf a hundred or moro strange babies daily1 whlla their mothers "hit the sawdust trail" acros the way In the tabernacle v. ould havo to be a level-headed, efficient and very extraordinary feminine person. And after many prospective candidates were weighed in the balance and found wanting. Mrs. "Woll waa decided upon aa being Just the rjght person for the Job. ENTHUSIASTIC OVER. TA8K. Speak of tho babies and her plans for caring for them to Mrs. Woll and her warm, brown eyes take on an even wanner light. .... fj, "I am frank to confess," she said con fidentially, "that I wasn't nearly so en thusiastic about Mr. Sunday's coming hero until I undertook this baby propo sition. When I rend how the women of rittsbursU and Des Moines appreciated being able to leave their youngsters with responsible caretakers and how they took advantage of the opportunity offered by the nursery. I Just got Into the awing of the -whole movement, and now I'm Just aa much for Mr. Sunday as though I had heard him and been converted by him, "Out In Des Moines the number of bablea brought to the nursery dally while the Sunday campaign was In progress, averaged 60. It Is expected that not fewer than 100 wll be turned over to us. here In Philadelphia; at any rate, we aie making provisions for that many. 'Some of our preparations: Well, in the first place, we are not taking any chancea on babies being loat or mixed in the shuffle. " Mr. Sunday with hit wonderful gift makes the rnothera of those WddUa forget everything else but their Insatiable desire to save their souls. We going to bo our duty to remind them of their offspring. ...... "To thla end every baby and Its be longings brought to the nursery will ba tagged nve times. There will be a tag for the baby Itself, a tag for the mother to correspond, a tag for the bottle, one for the go-cart and one for the kiddle's cap and coat In addition, a member of our committee -will do nothing else but attend to"the registration, ao that If the mother loses her tag. the baby'a name and number will be entered on the books," TUB HUMAN WAY. "And Just suppose," she was asked, "that despite all of your precautions, some mothers In the first flush of their religious fervor do go off and forget their babies, what, then, will become of the poor, deserted, youngsters t" Mrs. Woll Uvea in a spacious home at the corner of Diamond, and 83d streets She considered the question, then replied "Well. I suppose," aha said, finally, "that I'd Just hay to bring them home hero and. take care pf them until their rightful mothers remembered them. TtifjrV4 be nothing Ue human to dp, wwW thrT Ami ibtra ou have Mrs Well, ons of L4rM Wt frlejujs Mutt any kiddie, deserttd SB. b1 awwawy mi 3W ! SCENES AT BILLY SUNDAY NURSERY Adolph Woll, chairman of the Nursery the Kensington Dispensary, or thone at the Phoenlxvlllo Country Home V Tu bercular Children To all of these juiib sters Mrs. Woll Is a good ungcl, who gives them all of her spare time, and much moro besides. COUNCILS' $50,000 DOLE CALLED "DROP IN BUCKET" Unemployed Put Emergency Aid nnd Doctor Harto in Dilemma. This dilemma Is facing the Emergency Aid Committee and Director Harte, ot tho Department of Health and Charities: How to make the $50,000 fund appropriated by Councils for tho relief of the unem ployed of -Philadelphia fill the deep abjss of poverty nnd misery now prevalent In this city as a result of tho Inability of 100,000 men wild want work to get work. Bitter complaint was made today by Mrs. J. W. Martin, of the committee, be cause of this situation. "I do not see what wo cjui possibly do with the small fund we have" In hand," aha said. "Unemployed men are swamp ing our office dally In search of work which wo cannot give them. Wo have no "I wish to make thlp very clear, In order to save the men the trouble und disap pointment of coming here. Our mentis arc limited. Tho best wo can do with the fund In hand Is to continue the work we are doing now, of giving employment to women at home, such as making various kinds of clothing and underwear, for which we pay them and which we after ward distribute to thoso unfortunates who were not lucky enough to get work." Director Harte'a office was visited this morning by many men in search ot work, as a result of his announcement that he would be able to give employmnet to a number of men in his department. Hun dreds of meh hae already filled out ap plications for positions. Most ot these, howeNer, will be disappointed. The director does not know the exact number of positions he might haie open, but tho number will not exceed 100. The jobs open m the department are for un skilled laborers, who woutd receive about 2.0 a. day. Director Harte Is working out nn exact list of the positions he may be able to fill. It la becoming more and more evident that the fund appropriated by Councils will be but a drop In the bucket as far as alleviating the unemployed situation In the city Is concerned. Tho Emergency Aid Committee's office, It waa announced today, will be closed to morrow, A Plan for the distribution of the 150,000. will be announced Monday, SALE OF CAFE OPPOSED Segal Creditors Object to Proposed Change at Majestic, An echo of the operations of Adolph Segal, former financier and promoter, who la now confined at the State Insane Asylum at Norrlstown, waa heard In tho License Court, before Judges Carr and Davla today, Deri Segal, eon of Adolph Segal, who owna. the cafe at the Hotel Majestic, appeared in court and: applied for permission to sell the cafe, to James A Meade. A number of creditor, through their attorney, objected to the granting of the appllcaUon. One creditor said he had, a Judgment of $160 on the oafe The Wolf Brewery Company laid claim, to a verdict of 1161 against the placo. Th receivers of the Hotel Majestic also ob jected to tha grrntlRg ot the application through their attorney, Francis Shuhk Brown. Replying to tha objection, Judge Carr said that ha had no power to prevent th tritwrfer appUe4 for by Beji 6gal It WWiwKi that, unleaa the amlitojr uun4i me nay of stayltur lbs. sal. In cau iha tjN" i irMli tlt dart woaU MOT RESrOHSIBUil foR BABtES LEFT OVEfL Committee at the tabernacle. CITY HALL IS BDSY CLOSING ACCOUNTS OF THE YEAR TODAY Host of Warrants Presented for Payment Officials and Clerks in All Offices Hard at Work. The busiest day ot the year, December 31, has descended upon City Hall. The dosing day of 1314 has thrown even the most complacent offices In the Municipal Building Into nn extreme state of activity. Every one, from heads o'f county offices and municipal departments to clerks, messengers nnd telephone operators, were decidedly "on tho Job" today. For there were warrants to be Issued and signed, annual contracts to be closed, and various other business activities ot the year to be brought to a definite termination. In addition .the regular dally routine had to be conducted. City Controller Walton was busy throughout the day countersigning war rants, while attaches In tho City Treas ury were busy making payments on warrants presented. The amount paid out aggregated approximately $1,300,000, of which the salary .-warrants ot police and nermen for December amounted to JW.OOO. During the year mandamus payments made by the City Treasurer were $503,162.91 and outstanding writs still to be paid amount to JI67.13S.15, on which the city Is paying 6 per cent. Interest. A com parison ot mandamus payments made during 1913 and 1914 follows; inn. lou. January ,,, KJ$T,B1M7 IVbrnary 183,178 50 March 40,828 41 April , SU.012.84 May , , , 138.210.23 June 400.B40 58 July .,,,, 4X,ai3Sa AUKUat ,, 67.07S.6U tientember 8,218.03 October 82,4ia40 November ,. 12U.77T.n2 December .,...,.,, 30,510,2.1 f35.310 OS M.Hi.ai 10,602.77 1T.1RS.50 no paymenta 114.383.00 15. Ml TO 1. 0.1 no payments no payments 1.423.7T Totals ,,.,., ,...,l,481,0:i.lS 1503.102.02 The City Hall tax office as well as the eight branch offices were thronged today with realty owners endeavoring to pay their taxes and avoid being classed as delinquents. Of $32,800,000 received during tho year about $15,000,000 Is for realty and $7,500,000 for school taxes. A comparison of tax. collection made from all sources during 1913 and 1914 follows: 1913. juso.ts.vr.oj i.'.tu.2ai.K: 1,118,100.70 1.30T.2I1.02 CRni.ntn.cs fMVI.SSU.CC .1,0a.S02.M l.n.Kl..M2.St l.OCT.IIB.aS l.oa.32.4i ftla.570.Ot 1.582,07 8.78 1014. January ..... ... Ketruary ,,..,,, IS27.023.03 1J3.VS8X.8.I 4,452,t78.U2 1.3&1 ,8(0.23 .t,fl,BS1.18 1. Ml. 010.00 St. 8J2. S.-.2.84 lZ.ln,0flU.03 073.201.42 1,207,134.50 620.015. CO i,boo,ooaoo aiarcn April (May . June , July nuiiuil ...,,.... IKl 6 pi me nber October iwr ....... December ....... Totals ., Estlmateil. .31,e0,333.4S t32.ssi.43T.00 3?IBB THBEATENS BTJIIiDINQ i ' " i' " Tailoring Establishment at 1628 Chestnut Street Bulned. Fire, which for a time threatened to de stroy an entire building, but which was checked by the quick work of firemen, swept tha tailoring establishment of Hoary Solomon. IKS Chestnut street. lat night. The establishment, oa the eeaond floor of the building, waa ruined com pletely by tho flames and, water Hun dred ot dollars.' worth of goods aad clothing were destroyed. Tha first ftoor of the building, occupied by the heuaiiol4 furnishing alofe et J. Vraajkli MuUr. uipJ AiMa.se, u did "BILLY' SUNDAY ACCEPTS INVITATION OF MAYOR Will Ask Blessing ht Banquet of City Employes. Mayor Blankehburg today received n letter from Evangelist Wllllnm A. Sun day nccepllng an Invitation to nttend nnd nsk the blessing at tho third annual banquet of the employes of tho Depart ment of rubllc Works, to be held In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's birth- tay, m the Wanamaker Store, Jahu .ary IS. Colonel George W. Coothals. builder of the Panama Canal, will be a guestjof honor at the banquet. Mr. Sunday's letter to tho Mayor was written throughout with pen and Ink. "If 1 could write ns plainly na I hat, t don't lielleto I'd ever use typewriters," commented tho Mayor. , The letter nald: My Denr friend: I say friend because t have heard of Innumerable evidences of your friendship In aid you liiuo rendered: tho evangelistic Committee In the erection of tho tabernacle. 7 assuro you I npprcclate It, nnd shall call some dny and thank ou In person. I shall ba glad to comply with jour request to bo present at the ban quet, January 16, In honor of tho birth of Benjamin Franuklln and aw the blessing. Best wlshei for n. Happy New Year. Very truly yours, (Signed) W. A. SUNDAT. Winona Lake, Ind., December 30, 1014. WATCH-NIGHT SERVICES IN THE CITY CHURCHES Many Congregations Will Greet Mew Year With Prayer and Praise. Watch-night services will be held In churches In all parts of tho city tonight. In many edifices there will also bo serv Ices tomorrow morning. In most of tho churches there will bo services of Bong and prajcr, and the congregations will bo engaged tn thanking God and asking for His blessing during tho Now Yenr when the ruldnlglit hour Is Bounded by tho ring ing of bells nnd tho shrill sound of many whistles. Owing to tho dedication services In tho Billy Sunday tabernacle, and tho watch night meeting to follow them, many of the churches In tho central part of Phil adelphia that arc co-operating with the campaign committee will not hae serv ices tonight. Their pastois and members will Join In tho celebration In the big turtle-backed structure on Logan Square. In not a fow of tho churches there will ba receptions and social entertainments during tlio carlj part of tho evening, und the prayer and song services, with addresses by the pastors and lectors, will follow. Ono of the largest of the social enter tainments will be In the parish house of the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Luke and tho Epiphany, 13th street below Spruce. It is expected that at least COO persons will attend. Beginning ut S o'clock, there will bo a program of motion pictures, dancing, singing and a perform ance by a magician. There will also be an address by the rector, tho Rev. David M Steele, and refreshments will be set ved. The entertainment nnd dancing will con tinue until 11:30, at which hour the watch night services are to begin. i At Bethany Presbyterian Church, 22d and Bdlnbrldgo streets, there will be a Now Tear's Day servlco at 5 o'clock to morrow morning, with John AVanamakcp In charge. i KsHHIIIIIHBH?m' v iBilllllllllH HHHgPt ""SsilllllHLifl sHIHHtBil W&wM KKM MB lsiiiiiiBliiKBiiiiV8ranS9 Cs SBBBBBiiiiiiiS illlHiLflLIHKEf ? dflSiBLIIIH This photograph, autographed by Billy Sunday and reproduced in beautiful photogravure, will be sent free on receipt of the attached coupon. No undertaking of Billy Sunday has matched in importance his Philadelphia campaign. Because of the intense interest in it the Public Ledger and Evening Ledger have arranged to cover every detail of Sunday's activities. Mr. Sunday's sermons will be printed in full every day. AH of the articles will be generously illus trated. The Public Ledger and Evening Ledger will give the clearest and fullest conception of 'what the Billy Sunday campaign means, Pitt a dollar bill to the coupon below and send it in. The paper will be served to you without delay wherever you reside and this beautiful photogravure especially suitable for framing, will be mailed to you. BILLY SUNDAY Subscription Blank Public Ledger Company: Independence Square, Philadelphia. Enclosed find One Dollar for which send. me corn binatlon checked: Public Ledger Daily only for 9 weeks Public Ledger Daily and Sundayfor 6 weeks Public Ledger Daily and Evening Ledger-'foiweeks ; Evening Ledger Dally for 16 weeks ' " v Evening Ledger and Sunday LedgeWfor 9 weeks Name Addrm er1 ronUtanee in th form t eMscHMr; f yott. CARNIVAL OF MOMDS TOMORROW WILL BE "PAGEANT DELDXf Forty Clubs Vic Id Mik Mummers' Parade "Best Ever" in Spectacular Fcn tures. The) mummers aro waiting for lh word "go," They are- thoroughly "tuned up" for.tomorrow's march and each club Is confld'ent that II will bo the first Uhttef the wire for the prize money. If keen competition and enthusiasm count for anything, this season's car nival of color, rriUBlc and surprises, nearly five tulles In length on Broad street, will bo tho "pageant de luxe" of "all mummer turnouts. Tonight many ot the olubs will hold New Year's balls, which will be attended ' by numerous "shooters." Those who have toi carry royal robes in tomorrow' parade, however, will not be among' to night's merrymakers., Exporlenco has taught them that rest Is' essential for th march to come. , The parade will leave Broad and For terslreeta promptly at S o'clook unci v proceed to Glrard avenue. From this point the clubs will march where thoy individually choose. Orders have been sent by Councljs representative, H. Bart Mcltugh, that every club must bo punc tual. Everything possible has been dona to afford tho "shooters" proper pollc protection. Superintendent of Police Boblnson has Issued orders which, If strictly adhered, io, will keep Broad street clear from curb to curb for tile mummers. To pre vent congestion of vehicles nntl cars on Intersecting streets, tho lines wilt bn opened quickly when conditions periUjt, Cordons of police will prevent spectators from crowding1 Into the street. Thcro will be an amplo number of plain- clothes iron stationed along Broad street In order to mnke the work of pickpockets as difficult ns possible. As a step In this direction, no corner fakers will be hi- j lowed near tho parade. Specialists in, thla line, who swarm here for easy money T with bargains and "cute-alls." will havo to sell their wares In some other section. -jr The selling of boxes, crates and barrels as Individual grandstands to spectators, Is also prohibited by the police, and any v one violating this order will be imme diately arrested. In past years, when this practlco was tolerated, thousands ot S boxes and barrels were left tn Broad, street after tho parade, and these, in many Instances, were responsible for ac cidents. The police havo also been ordered to , prevent tho discharge of firearms, the use of feather ticklers, and tho throw- w lug ot confetti. in ) Nothing of an advertising nature will bo permitted In tho line. Along tho roula tlrero will bo sufficient ambulances and patrols to meet any emergency. Although paiade permits were obtained by 40 club, tho meetings at City Halt during the last two weeks wero attended by representatives of only 21 organiza tions. There will bo at least ,12,000 men In line. The last permit was obtained by tha New" Century Club, a comic organiza tion, of Soudcrton. Joseph Krats, the captain, said tho organization would come here with a band and several "hun dred members. i 4 t.t X i A n, -a ,1 fif J& fen $ fM lie ua- I c u.r t.-Kiwyir m mmtHet fsu& jag lays -TrsrwBMTHr'ftr auc -a fVrWtjp- 4PSPB