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VOL. .V. NO. 87
Christmas Eve More Sol
emn as People Rejoice
Over Peace
Some Hearts Snd, but Even
Sorrow Is Assuaged by
Blessings Given
V Christmas Eve!
Its mystic charm and magic are
everywhere, despite tho driving rain.
The hurrying crowds reflect It. The
fragrance of the evergreens tells us the
greatest holiday of tho Christian year
Is only a few hours away. Bright face",
happy voices, the glad clamor of the,
Salvation Army bells all Inseparable
from Christmas Kve all are here.
And Philadelphia Is ready for tho
most wonderful Yutelldo In all Its his
tory. The war has left an ache In
many hearts, It Is true, but there are
Joys to counterbalance tho aches.
This Is our victory Christmas!
And tho boys are coming homo I
Many of them are already here, and
to them this Christmas has a significance
of which they never dreamed before.
Hhopprr Ilefy Itnln
The rain played havoc with new hats
and soiled the natty fur coats, but
failed to dampen the ardor of the
Christmas crowds that jammed the
shopping district again this afternoon.
Policemen stationed In the downtown
section estimated that moro than 1E0,
000 persons were crowded Into the
stores and shops In the central section
of the city.
Charity will be bountiful tomorrow.
Tho poor will have a real Christmas.
Many organizations and Institutions dis
tributed gifts today among the needy.
Others will 'bestow their benefactions
True to Its traditions the Salvation
Army popped up today amid the deluge
of Christmas gifts and acted In the role
of Santa Claus to more than BOO poor
Salratlon Army Distributes Food
The distribution of 600 baskets, laden
with food, took place at the Salvation
Armjr Memorial Auditorium, af Broad
'street, and Falrmount .avenue, and to
morrow evening4 that organization will
shako n. giant tree for the youngsters.
The 'tred, a' hfg, iowerlng'affalr, has been
especially decorated, and loaded with
toys. When it Is shaken and the buoy
ant youths, who soma day will rule tho
city, step toward the stage to accept the
gifts, they will realize what a real
Christmas means.
Many of the youngsters have already
shared In the good things of the season,
for they were among the army of chil
dren who participated In the Ledger
Central Christmas giving, near Broad
and Chestnut streets. Thousands of
children were mado happy by that In
etltutlon, for toys, eatables and clothing
were -distributed.
Gifts for Soldiers and Sailors Nearby
What will be done for the soldiers and
atlors who are near?
The Emergency Aid has answered that
question by preparing boxes for 6000
men, and these are being distributed.
And the Emergency Aid, of Logan,
mindful that the Inmates of the Eastern
Penitentiary breathe the spirit of Christ
mas, prepared gifts' for 1400 men,
or for every one,behtnd the walls of thS
Institution. The prison band will play
all day tomorrow and In the morning
Warden "Bob" McKenty will distribute
cigars to his boys.
Down at the. Pennsylvania Hospital,
first hospital to be built In Ameilca, are
ten children. Miss I, M, Downs and
Superintendent Daniel Test took a ptelc
at the tiny patients and decided that a
tree" well filled with goodies, would do
more to placo the youngsters on tho
road to recovery than any medicine that
doctors might prescribe. So a tree has
been made ready and at 6 o'clock tomor-
rov morning the festivities begin.
At fllarr Harden
Andl we came awfully, awfully near
forgetting that fine little time staged
this afternoon In the Chestnut Street
Opera House. Lew Fields arranged a
big treat for, the poor kiddles. After a
..special performance tho tree was shaken
nd scores of' presents distributed to poor
children'. The Packard Motorcar Com
pany, Jerome K. Itemlclt, White Motor
car Company and the Snellcnb'urg Store
co-operated in this event.
Mrs, E, T. Stotesbury has a legjon of
friinds among the children of the Starr
Garden Recrcatlqn Center, Seventh and
Lornbard atreeB. The' children will play
host, too, and' entertain her this even
ing. They will stage "The Old Woman
Who LlvedTu u Shoe," and ull for the
Pleasure of Mrs. Stotesbury, who for
years Iiob played Lady Bountiful to the
children of that bectlon.
Tomorrow morning 2000 children will
Continued on Vmt Two. Column Tlnee
Sad but True, nml Weatherman
Can't Help It
Santa's coming under an umberell !
We're all awfully sorry, but It's going
to rain tomorrow Christmas Day and
the weatherman says he can't help It.
, As u matter of fact, It's ruining al
ready stUrted this morning. It will rain
all night, says the forecaster, and prob
ably wilt rain all of tomorrow, or at
least until evening.
Tho weather Is expected to continue
mild until , tomorrow night, when a.
sharp drop In' temperature Is likely.
If you want any enow, scrape the
front oft the Icebox I .
Ana let'a nope ivns uoesn't get his
feet wet I . ,
But one thing's certain: The rain
vton't hurt that turkey,!
P'r'ap the news will cause you
b tapTght and rain tomorrow,
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Lesson V in Skip-Stop Correspondence Course Leads Us to Dic
tionary, and, as in Bible Study Case, Vublicity Teacher
Didn't Read Far Enough
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' Merry Christmas, children.
In taking up today lesson V of the
Rapid Transit Company's correspond
I ence course on skip-stops, we will lay
aside for1 the nonce our scriptural In
vestigations to delve Into the writing
of one X. Webster, of unabridged dic
tionary fame.
Lesson V leads us Into n discussion
of "What Is news?" brought about by
the ultimatum of the I'. It. T, that "It
I Isn't News If It Isn't Truo.'i
I Tho preachment appears today In all
i trolley cars, accompanied' by a repetition
of Lessen I, which entreateu you to
"Know the Truth."
Lessen IV is still fresh In your mem
ory as the biblical reference to Pro
verbs xtl, 19, as proving that truth
w,IU eventually prevail and that a "lying
tongue Is but for a mordent."
Xow, we will return to Mr, Webster,
and. Lesson V. You all know that Mr.
Webster tells us tho meaning and uses
of words. Bunnlng down through the
Ns we And the word "News" Is pro
nounced "nuz"' and that It Is a noun. The
very first definition together with a
quotation from I.'ICstrango to make
the meaning and use more clear, Is
significant. The definition:
"Something strange, or newly hap
pened; novelties (Obs.)'1
And the quotation's
"It la no news for the weak and poor
to be a pre)- to the strong unit rlrlu"
Two Lads Injured in Other Acci
dents One boy was killed and two others
Injured In threo automobile accidents
last night.
Uttrry McCorkle, ,tcri years old, 1032
East Ilewson street, was-un down when
he attempted to cross the street at East
Qlrard avenue and Fletcher street. He
was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where
he died. ""William Pecyukorwle. 3264
Tllton street, owner and driver of the
( automobile, was arrested.
Oeorce Wlegand, fourteen years old,
was Injured when he ran in front of a
.motortruck at Wyoming avenue and A
street. He was tnken to the Jewish Hys-
' pital, His Injuries are not serious.
5 Joseph Vanlnl, thirty-five yeurs old,
' and Ecla, Frlda, ten years old, both re-
I siding at Twelfth street and the City
Line, were bruised lart night when ',hey
were struck by an automobile, driven by
1 Horace Klelsher, 8 Asbury terrace, Mei-
i rose. They were taken to the Jewish,
Hospital, Flelsher was arrested and
will have ii hearing at dermantown sta.
1 tlon this morning.
Famous Pianist Arrived at Copen
hagen, En Route for Danzig
Copenhagen, Dec. 21. (By A, P.V
Tgnace Jan Paderevvskl, the famous Po
lish pianist and prominent In, the work
of Polish rehabilitation, arrived hero
yesterday on board a, British cruiser that
I uau neeii pmceu ui iim uiBi'usai u tnt
British Government. The, cruiser con
tinued her voyage for Danslg (the for,
mtr port of outlet of Poland on the
Haltlo), with M. Paderewshl and the
I British mltltpry attache lure, Colonel
i vyae, on ooaru.
Wade, oil board, ,
, i Jtsirllngske .'f Wendo express be-
"Something strange or newly hap
pened," That Is to say, children. If a
tired trolley rider got n seat on his way
home from work, it would be "sometljlng
strange or newly haimened ; a novelty."
Definition No. 2 reads: J
"A report of a recent event. Informa
tion about something before not known,
fresh tfdlngs, recent Intelligence."
An explanatory quotation In this case
Is taken from Milton, and Is its follows:
"Kll nfewB tides post (trolley), whllo
good news baits."
Definition No. 3 follows:
"A bcurcr of news; courier; newspaper
"There Cometh a news thither with hjs
horse (trolley).
Here, .children, Is the I. It. T. placard
upon which this lesson Is based:
(NOW I It Iiin'INeni
KITH I It Isn't True
It may.be news to the rapid transit
company to learn these thlnes:
That the Scranlon railway system",
runnhifc between Plttston nnd Forest
City, has eliminated skip-stops because
of complaints of patrons.
That members of the Woodland Ave
nue Business Men's Association last
nlcht prepared a petition of protest
against tho sktp-Btop system,
The Rev. Harold C. Warren Ar
rives From Overseas
It will be. a happy Christmas for Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Warren, of Swarth
more. Their son, the Ilev. Harold C
"Varren, has Jus,t arrived from overseas.
He Is suffering from a gas attack and
the effects 'olVlnfhienza.
Mr. Warren Is pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, at Walla Walla,
Washington, which .granted him leave
of absence last June. to tako up V. M,
C. A. work with the American exedl
tlonury force, Ho has had six months
of hazardous work at the front, It was
while working nt a flrst-ald station on
the eastern bank of the Meuso that he
was giiBsed. After he was sent back
from the front for medical care he had
RS. "it'8?1? i ofu lnfluna, which greatly
Impaired his health.
"Ao words can express the wonderful
work iof our boys In France," said Mr.
Warren' today. 'The V, M. C. A. and
the other relief organisations will do all
J" their power to bring the spirit of
Christmas to the mn overseas."
i JJ rren wl.M remain at his parents
home for home time to recuperate.
Returning Arniuda Will Not
Reach JVew York Until Thursduy
hirrflTor.k' Der 24'. Men ot America's
battle meet, coming home from the war.
must sjnd Christmas at sea. The
squadron was expcciedMo enter 'evf
ork .harbor tomorrow mornlntf, but
atorms ilelnyed It. . JVnnouncement' wni
made todnyHljat the fighting ships will
arrive at ' a. m. Thursday for the re-
' The presidential' yacht Mayflower,
from which Secretary Daniels Is to re.
view, the inlehty procession of dread,
noughts nnd smaller battle craft, will
anchor near the Statue of Liberty by
which the fleet will pass on u routs
to the Hudson Ttlver. There they will
anchor In s. linn Ave niltea lnA '
to par
After tha rev-W J0.000 sailors nre
to parade bn, mfth, tivepue. - q
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ruugiu rive I-IUI1C8, Dliot, rns-
Oiler, Sentenced to Death,
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Hardly anything new In the way of
adventuie can happen to Lieutenant C.
, V. 'Westing, of the Canadian royal flying
corps, who has Just w rlttcn to his
1 father, Chailes Westing, of Chelsea, At-
1 lantlc City.
i Here nre some of the things which
hae happened to him since he went
overseas in October, 1917:
Fought five German battleplanes
Shot to earth, wounded through the
hand, his airplane crashing In flames.
I'apluied by the enemy.
Tried by a German rourt-maitlal.
Sentenced to be shot
Held In a prison ennip eight months.
Klnally saved by the armistice,
I Once on a raiding trip twenty-the
'miles Into Germany Vils machine develop-
ed engine tiouble, ami turning back lie
was attacked by three bocho airplanes,
He escaped after a running light. friend held a match while lie started
Lieutenant Westing Avas shot donn , , ,,,. ,, .,, , , ,r, . , ,
March 2t, and It was not untlt Not em- U Uaub I'''ti '". The match lg-bet-
2" that he. .was. .free again. 'niiit. nlfe4-lcn,v.vl,'te whlaMpn and ln,a
day he left Dantztg o'n the woy to take second the flames flaied up.
the ship that bore him to Kngland. j pAiP.,r,nv.n ,v. ,P,,i . .,. ....
Thomas Dukex Coulbourn Sur
vives Wife Only Two Days
Thomas Dukes Coulbourn, former Cen
tral High School athlete, died In New
Haven, Conn., yesterday, two days
after the death of his wie, Margueilto
'T ." louiDourn uoin were ucunis
of Influenza, which Mr. Coulbourn con-,
tracted about a week nso while on duty
Sft a?eNeC.v'3?,tavenCOn!!trUCt,"n Cn'-'
He was twentj -eight years old and tho
son of Martin L. Coulbourn. 6133 Hazel
avenue, a produce merchant of this ,
city. Mrs. Coulbourn was Miss Anna r.
Dukes, ot Denton, Md.
I ho bodies will arrive in this city to
night and the double funeral will be held
Thursday niornlnir at It o'clock at a
local undertaklngr establishment. They . n run down by a train in the IV m". I Bl'Cak Record DcSOltC Ull
will be burled In the same grave at ...ivnnln liniiro-ifi TVm.im.i i'n,.i.. ' JJll'a,v x-l-li"lu icsuiiu Ull
Arlington Cemetery
Coulbourn was one of the best run
ners that ever represented Central High,
During 1908-03. he was supreme among
the middle distances runners of the
Philadelphia pchools and was the local
tltleholder for the half mile. He was
also a fine uuarter-mller and relay run
ner, wheie his wonderful perfected
stride Btood him In good stead. He at
tended tho I'nlverslty of Pennsjlranla
for n short time, but did not take part
In athletics.
Woman Believed to Have Ended
Life in Breakers
Atlantic rllv. Dec.
i Shorn imlire '
i, ouuiti jjuiilo
are working udoii tho theory that a well-
dressed woman who was seen late last
nlo-hl nellnir In u necullnr mimner nn
"le BSarlvfnl I, ' Che sea en led her
life. In the breakers. Ir! consequence of
the discovery of a coat and a hat on
tne beach at itaieign avenue, n square
fniK. , 1. 'hi Irl caii'd (..aillinpa llnilu.
Tho coat wan a well-made garment
of blue worsted with a collar of fur.
il marKS uau neeii rruiuveii. mo nat
med with black ribbon.
The articles were found by Patrol
man Hose. Uoth were damp nnd covered
with sand, but It is not jiosslble to tell
Whether they were left on the sand or
cast up bj the tide. The plage where
the coat and hat vvero found is In a
fashionable section of Chelsea, with
many handsome cottages, some of them
owned by Plilladelphlnns, in the vicinity.
Detectives are milking a canvass of the
district to ascertuln if any woman la
French Liner Brings Big Coiitin
gent of American Troops
New York, Dec. 24. (By A, P.)
Bringing 3S6S olllccrs and men of the
American overBens army home from
Vmnnna. Ilia rntll!. llllA Ulnflt.lll.l
France.' now an army transport,, reached t
here today. Among, them vvre 214
vvounded omcers anu ioui wounuea men,
of whom 223 were classed us mental
casei, suffering front shell shock and
nervous troubles.
The well troops comprised the follow
ing; Headquarters division Hlxty-third
Field Artillery, six ofllcers and 133 men;
advance school detuchment, eleventh di
vision, two olllcers. eighty-three menj
137th field artillery, Bunply company,
ordnance detachment, medical corps, and
batteries C and 1'", totaling eighteen cf
flcera and 482 men, being troops from
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois
and District of Columbia ; casual com
pany No 314 (negro) two' omcers, 141
men; casual company No, 315, two of.
fleers. 149 men; casual companies ,'os.
316, 317. 318 and 311), two ottlcera and
140 men each.
Steal $50,000 Diamonds
MlnnpolU. Minn., Dec. 24, .(Uy A.
p.) The American Jewelry Company,
Minneapolis, was robbed by four men
early today of 150,000 In Diamonds and
850 In cash.,
A clerW.ivas forced to open the .vault
enntalnlwr lk,btoclc.l IM.Botfit of n
r:'.i.w- rkuik. u.uuii.- T '.Jy,j
Companions, "Makingj Up'
Millboarnc Bby, Sets Cos
tume Ablaze
Mishap lo Eight - Year - Old
Kris Kiinglc Mara Christ
mas Festival
!n a little red suit and snowy white
whiskers, Martin Chadwlclc. eight years
old. went to the Keystone School on
the West Chester )lle today to nlav
Santa Claus.
half hour later, he ran screnmlnc
fiom the building, his little red coat and Prussian loyol family (the llohenzol
Mlilskprn In names. By the time some lern-0 would produce Immediately the
one had torn away the coat and false ! sum of 000,000,000 marks, according to
beard. Ills face and hands were b,idly ' figures compiled by the Frankfoit
hurneil. After ho had been glen first- Xaehrlchten.
aid treatment, he was taken to the horn
ui nis Rramimother, where ho lives, at
Mlllhouriip. Ills condition Is not serious.
The chlldien of the school were ot
Play while they analtcd the beginning
of tho entertainment in which Martin
was to participate
i 'flic" and the prln
ml Ml,, .lane nil.
'er, souiuieil t m arliool hI.ii
.,,., ,.,,.., ,' ' . .
the gong, the children lesponded In-
laiinfif ,..' .n. ii... --i .,
istantly to discipline, and were marching,
out of the building before the cause i
, of the alarm was learned. j
I A match In the hands or a boy friend
set tire to .Martin's clothes.
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When Martin airled at the school
Ihere were Bhouts of laughter and Joy
among the other chlldien over his little
red suit and the slulliiig that was put
In front to make him fat like a real
Santn.. Theie was only one trouble. His
friends recognized him. The white
whiskers were not sufficient disguise.
"I can tell you by our face. Martin,"
shouted one hoy. "Come on down In
the cellar and I'll put some black on
your face and fix jou up so they won't
know you."
Laughing over the plan they went, but
the cellar was daik and they could find
i no Inmii to ge them light. So the
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the (lie and when they failed both
started to run, Martin screaming and the
other boy shouting fire.
When the lire had finally been ex
tinguished, Martin was attended by Dr.
L. W. Broadbelt, and taken home.
Immediately the children weie called i
'hack Into the school and tho program
began, hut there was no Santa Claus
Bmkcniail Escapes Bullets, Neur
t- i .-.. . . . J,-"
Dentil, on Old Job
After having escaped German bullets.
v Ine s ree Palmyra" V 1 Tcame 'ii.h.
.V"f. "lV"?' i L, fi'.'.'1.:: L.a.m,e. ,vlt.hln
ivvaui iciurneii irom i-ranct- a few
weeks ago and had Just obtained his old
position us brakeman. His foot was
caught between the rails of n Itch and
wan badly crushed by u cur before It
could be extricated. He was taken to
Cooper Hospital.
Yflllllf Wiff nf R.l1titiinrrnti T o.,o '
From Fourth Floor of Hospita'l
Liuriirn. uec. :i. uv A. I'l In.
qulry Into the death of Mrs. Alnbel Claire
B,ck- " Jouns nl accomplished mu-
Ene""' "as ''epUn t0dny by ,lle Cor' I
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ul iuu"1 "oi"'i ao ine result or eap-
",''?!" a fo",rl";stol;y window of the
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UeciBIe Haltle 011 Lkutcrillburgj
Front Iucli Dooty Taken
Witnhlnitnn, Dec. 24. Defeat of tho
Bolshevik army on mo Kknterlnburg
front. In a decisive battle by an army
of -loyal Hussions, was reported in
nn ofllcia! dispatch to tho Russian em
bassy from the Omsk Government. The
message said the disorganized Bolshe-
vikl were retreating northward toward
$50 One Way, S75 Round Trin.
it ', .i .. '
Here to Atlantic
Fifty dollara one way or $75 for the
round trip, It wan stated today by ottl
clula of the Aero Transport Company,
recently charteied In New Jersey, will
he the cost of aerial transportation next
summer between Philadelphia, nnd At
lantic City The service Is to be estab
llshed booh after Kaster.
Interference from existing rate-making
bodies Is not worrylnir the com
pany's managers, although it Is believed
the corporation, by virtue of lis charter,
will come under the lurlidlctlon of th
New Jersey l'ubllo Utilities Commission.
VotC8 to BcstOW Freedoil of City
n !...
on President
Home, Dec. 24. (By A. P.)The
freedom of the city of Home will be be
towed on President Wilson on his vlst
Trio v.ny vuuncu yesieruay yonn to
t-A ...i.li'.nllnti am nMb.u.1 !.. n.i.u
PUMI WJ.VM MW .'. Vfrrmr . ,,J f IIU'll
Perm, and mat tins was tho first Inde- u ,ilpir foiii. i the neonlo nml omni m"
pendent action of moment ngnlnst the "I. J'Vhat out of lie vnrld wa tle?a
Bolshevlkl and part of campaign that U" devclo ned the snlrl of tllrfft
dl-frM" nu0,Z"nd0 S.berf.u,he W No onlmve'lhe clients 'o'f' the sav
HLrLe.". ",".", ..b ".'"' .Muc ' Ings hanks Increased their deposits, but
Entered aa Second-Claim Matter at the I'oitomre. at Philadelphia, !.,
Under the Act ot March 8. 1N7 .
Berlin Agrees to Retain
Hindenburg as Army Head
Groener Also Keeps Post Fleet Commanders
Are Dismissed 86,000 Out of Employment
at Capital
tiy the Associated Prei t
llaale, Dec 21.
An agreement hns been reached be-
i1""" tne Berlln Uovernment and the.
i Uerman general staff by which l leld
'Marshal von Hindenburg and General
(Iroener, the chief quartermaster gen
eral, retain their olllces, according to
the Lokal Anielger ot Berlln.
H Is reported from Berlln that par
leys between the majority Socialists
and the Independent Socialists concern
ing elections to the national assembly
hae failed and that the Independents
have decided to nominate candidates In
i nil districts.
Seizure of property owned by the.
Cnpenliuirrn, Dec. 24. (By A. l
Vice Admiral Hipper, commander-in-
chief of the German high seas fleet; Vice
Adtnlrul Bachmann. commomler of the , ""ration. Decause employers tmnic it uest
Baltic fleet, and Captain lllnke. director"0 8CttIc nl whatever cM. These large
Some one shoutiof the dock yards at Kiel, have been dlb-
missed, nucoiding In n telegram from
i Deilln.
VkC A'1"lll'',1 '"I""1" headed the tier-
ma" delegation which arranged the
plans for the sunender of the (Jerman
ships to the Allied nales recently In the
Not th Sea. He succeeded Admiral Schecr
as head of the high serfs fleet. Vice Ad-
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 34 the chairman ot tlic German
armistice commission complains that flae Trench commandaut of
troops that have occupied Nled, a suburb of Erankfort, has
ordored all males there who were not residents before the war
to be Interned. A Berlin dispatch nays tho-Grmau armUtlc
commission atvSpa has entered a protest.
TANGIER Dtc. 64. thi breach and British Ambassadors
nt Madrid are reported to havo-demanded expulsion of all Ger
mans from Spanish Morocco
u n a JJcnosits
prceedented Xmus Giving
Phlhidelplilans have nihil the biggest
and most costly Christmas stacking on
recoid. hut they are not "broke" and
ZH H " "0l "CCPS-
This became apparent today when offl-
t,a,s of savings Institutions asseited
tlMt xh" mon,h of 'ecemr has heen
U. rfUQrillllP.TUPI' !(! HKtlnallu
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Phhi Saving Fund Society. Seventh and
Wa nut streets, "the withdrawals ex-
cTe" . tl,e deposits, but this year the
orar "UB "een changed and our De
n.mhup ,1nnr. I. v.,.l .. 1.1. . .
..,w, .iolin valc.i ..iiuuruwuiR iiy
two million dollais. That Is n hanrt.
some sum and reflects credit upon the
TsSX, pa,, ,lt o,er
savings banks, throughout the city
As nn Instnnle of this unusual co'ndl-
tlon the "Western Saving Fund Kocletv.
Tenth nnd Walnut streets. reportB that
December deposits e.vceeil withdrawals
by approximately $10U,00O.
KnipliaKliM (iruivlh nf Thrift
The right about fuce on the pait of
tha people toward their hank accounts
Is a condition that Is causing the iivnk
i,,wirfflH nf now accounts lirtve heen
1 onened during the month of December.
The largest nuinoer or now accounts Is
lecorded by the Philadelphia Saving
Fund Society, for Mr. Wlllcot todny
niinounced thot one thousand- new ac
counts liuvn been opened since tlicfliaf
of the month.
"Deposits," ho asserted, "began to In
crease In. volume on the day following
the signing of ",e nrmlsllce, and 'have
Increased In volume slnoe icn. We
were surprised because In former years
the withdrawals exceeded-deposlts dur
ing the month of December,. Ope of the
unique developments concerned the
amount of hoarded money that flowed
Into the banks. Gold and bank notes that
were hidden away during the war were
brought here nnd It the owners didn't
have nn account they opened on.
"During the year the withdrawals
have been heavy, but tho ending of the
.realliut Ion that It would be wise tojire-
I r ih rnlnv dav
wor seemcu iu mv. .. im,.w w
pare w - . .
Turned Nw ''' Willi Arnilallre
"Whllo the war was on many of them
felt at liberty lo spend thejr money
froely, but when, the armistice w(is iilgn.
4 thfcytVttpe. lY,,a qqw ;1f f, JTffl
ntllii ulu ull I tirf u.i lillt nnn I lint KTilTJ.
mlrnl Bachmann had been In command
of the Baltic fleet for seeral years.
Special Cable lo Evening Public Ledger
Copyright, J9I8. bu .Veto York Tlmca Co.
Berlin, Dec. 23 (via Copenhagen, Dec.
24. Tlie number of workers out of em
ployment in Berlln Is assuming alarm
ing proportions. Official reports mention
a total of 86,000.
Among these arc many discharged
soldiers not domiciled In Berlln, who
somehow manage to exist without work
ing. Some ot them hae been offered
emplojinent on the Berlln subway con
struction, which tho war delayed, and
other work", bdt they refused this.
The newly won liberty seems to have
an Intoxicating effect on large numbers
of persons, not permitting them to see
the danger of this vastly growing Idle
ness. In addition there nre constant strikes,
Renerally. It Is true, for only a ery short!
mlmt,"s r lule leon'e tnrong Berlins
"'reeis am., lugeir.er wiui u.e many re-
turned and as yet undischarged sol-
dlers and Christmas shoppers, glvo the
city an unusually crowded appearance,
cause the prices of foodstuffs to rise
' still higher. Increase the rent of flats
and rooms enormously and boom the
hotel business to a degree never known
livz (elem-ation to Wei-
Heroes Back
From Front
Camden will give her returned sol
dlers n Christmas celebration tonight,
A couit of honor has been erected In
front of the Court House on Biondway,
and the entire city Is expected lo turn
out to give the boss a Chrlitnms wel
come. Mayor Chailes H. Kills will offi
cially open the celebration at 8 o'clock
by turning the switch nnd Illuminating
the court.
The court of honor extends on Broad
way from Market lo Federal streets.
Tho pillars aro twenty feet In height
and festooned with the city's colors,
blue and white. At the top of each
pillar Is a largp gilt American eagle.
There will he carol singing In the
squure In front of tho Court House nt 9
o'clock under the direction of Harold C.
A miniature fort Is being erected In
frn.il nl tl.u Vlnll, TV,, ,1 tl ,.. .1.1 1 . h
Club. Broadway and Ilovdcn streets. As
It will not be finished In time for the
celebration tonight, plans are being
made for another .celebration Saturday.
There will bo midnight services In all
the Camden churches
The 114th Infantry, composed of na
tional guardsmen from New Jersey, In
cluding the old Third lteglment. National
Guard, of Camden, took a position near
Metz In three hours that the French
had been vainly trying to capture for
fourteen days.
This Is according to Mounted Orderly
William C Toudy, of 720 Elm street,
the first member of the famous unit to
r,etirn 'to .Caniden. '
After briefly describing the trip of
tho 114th overseas and Its days of train.
Ing after reaching France, Toudy told
of Jhq first time the regiment went Into
the trenches
"This was In the Alsace-Lorraine sec
tor, and the front there was supposed
to be quiet, but the Germans gave us u
Warm reception," he continued. "They
kept a steady stream of mustard gas
and 'chocolate' sheila flying Into our
After some veehs at this so-called
"quiet" sector, the 114th was transferred
to the Argonne front. Telling of the at
tack which resulted In the capture of
"Dead Mnn'a Valley." Toudy said that
the 114th had to charge oyer an open
field, J00 yards Wide.
"Men fell by the score," ho said, "but
we gained our objective, Most ot our
casualties were severely wounded, Tater,
arter j nan Deen siricaen witii the in
fluenza and forced to go to a hospital.
tire ryelnMH.L Kk part In Bom f the
hii;j!liii'ot' , f a.!1 m
Will Not Send Largd
Armed Force, Paris
Press Announces j
Muscovites Will Get Prac
tical Help Only After EIc
merits Arc ComposetJ.
Calls on Cleinenceau Will
Have Christmas Dinner To-
morrow With U. S. Troops
l'arl. Dec. 24. (By A. B.) The En
tente Governments are completely in ac
cord In a decision to refuse to undertake
a vast military expedition Into Russia.
according to Paris press accounts of
conferences here yesterday in considera
tion of the Tlusslnn situation.
It Is considered the part of Russia her
self to get together her orderly elements.
The unification of those elements. It is
said, will find support and practical help
forthcoming from tho Allied nations and
the United States.
Tho conferences were convened by
representatives of the Allies. America
and the orderly patriotic factions of
Russia, the Paris press reports, and.
were conducted In the Russian embassy.
The only significant activity here to
day among the figures prominent In the
pedco discussions Is a conference' be
tween President Wilson and Premier
Clemenceau. The President called on the
Premier without any preannouncement
of the matter to be discussed, and It Is
too early still to ascertain what new
concern has come up for consideration.
Wilton Sees Ifooyer and Hurley
Herbert C. Hoover, American food ad
ministrator, and Edward N. Hurler,
chairman of the United States shipping
board, called on President "Wilson by
appointment late yesterday. Mr. Hoover's:
visit was In connection with the great
problem of Wovislonlng regions of Eu-i
rope where great good shortage exlttpjSJ
or )s inreaiencu. ,
It Is highly probable that the work St. fy ?
supplying rood win be retained under;',
one head In the Interest of rapidity of
action and efficiency. This head. It
seems certain, will bo Mr. Hoover. '
Mr. Hurley talked with Mr, Wilson
on shipping subjects. One feature of tho
problem under consideration Is the ap
plication of the French Government for
permission to rehabilitate its merchants
marine through the use of great Ameri
can shipbuilding yards that were devel
oped to meet war needs,
Coneent May Wall en Treaty
Due consideration Is being given to
this appeal, but It is understood Mr.
Hurley Is disposed to withhold Ameri
can shipbuilding facilities from all for
eign customers until the final peace
treaty Is signed. Mr. Hurley Intended
to icturii Immediately to America, but
has changed his arrangements, and, be
cause there Is a probability that these
subjects soon will becorne a matter of
negotiations, has decided to remain In
France Indefinitely.
The President's Christmas program
begins at 1 o'clock Christmas morning,
when he will leave Paris on a special
train for Chaumont, General Pershing's
headquarters. He will arrive at Chau
mont at 7 o'clock ChrUtmas morning
and will be met by General Pershing,
the French general commanding In that
district, the Prefect and the Msyor of
Chaumont, French and American guarda
of honor and an American band.
After his reception at the City Halt
the President will review 10.000 Ameri
can troops, composed of one Infantry
battalion from each of these Divisions:
Sixth, Twenty-ninth, floventy-seventh.'
Eightieth and Eighty-second. There will
be an artillery unit from the Seventy
seventh Division and two troops of the
Sixth Cavalry.
HeturnH to I'arU In lltrnlngt
After luncheon with the troops nt the
headquarters of the Twenty-sixth (New
England) Division, tho President will,,
return by automobile to Chaumont. On
the way he will stop at several small
towns whero American troops aro sta
tioned, to inspect the quarters and talk,
win. the men, He will leave Chau
mont nt 4 o'clock In the ofternoon and
arrive In Paris I) o'clock. Christmas
night. Thursday he will go to Imdon
and will return Tuesday. v
The President will be nccompJpled by
Mrs. Wilson, her secretary, Miss Ben
ham; Admiral Orayson, an aide-de-camp
and the President's private secre
tary. V delegation of Amerlcun Jews headed
by llabbl Wlso will nrlve In Paris lit
a few days to confer with Colonel E..
M. House regarding the Zionist move
ment. The appointment was made today
by telegraph,
King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, on
the occasion of hla leaving French soil y
nfter his visit to PnriB, telegraphed to'
President Polncare his warm gratitude
for the greeting he received. II r-
Contlnued on I'ate Two. Column tUt '
Intrenched in Royal Palace After
Battling Guard
Iterlln, Dec. 2. Mutinous marine
who revolted when ordered W sea, r
Intrenched In the royal jmlace hera.ttr
a battle with, the military guard, ,
Upon receiving their orders several
regiments of marines rioted, kidnapping,
the military commnnder of the city .rol
holding him prisoner.
In the fighting which ensued four
marines weru killed nnd ten wound..
Tomorrow, ChrMtwaa Dy, thrf
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