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SCENES IN HEADQUARTERS WHERE VOLUNTEERS AND SALVATION ARMY WORKERS DISTRIBUTED
IS WORLD-WIDE CRY
Foes in Trenches Will Shout
Ringing Greeting Today
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Christmas Dinners, Gifts of Toys.
Food and Clothing to Make
Happy Hearts Churches to
Have Special Programmes.
CHRISTMAS EVEXTS TODAY.
6:30 to 11 A. M. Special serv
ices in the churches.
10 A. M. Christmas breakfast
by Knights Templar.
10 A. M. Soccer game at Mult
nomah - Field; Multnomah vs.
11 A. M. Dinner to homeless
men by O.-W. R. & N. Co.
Golf tournament at Waverly
Open house to members and
friends at Portland Heights Club.
Christinas day music and din
ner at Y. M. C. A.
1:30 P. M. Dinner at Portland
Commons to families of incar
This grand old greeting rings
throughout Christendom today.
The wide world over it makes the
universal appeal to the heart of human
ity and proves that all men are broth
ers. Teuton and Gaul, fronting each other
In the trenches on blood-drenched
Flanders soil, will shout it to each
other, forgetting for the moment the
blood feud that rages between them.
"Un joyeux Noel!" will cry the French
"Froeliche Welhnachten!" will shout
back the Germans.
Only to the Russians and Turks, among
all those fighting Europe's great war,
today will mean nothing. Russia cele
brates her Christmas on January 7, be
cause that country follows the old cal
endar. Turkey has no Christmas in her
list of holidays.
Christmas Spirit Strongest Here.
Nowhere in all the earth, as the hall
of "Merry Christmas" rings out, fol
lowing the sun irr its circle around the
war-scarred old globe, will the greeting
be exchanged with more warmth or real
meaning than here in Portland. For
here peace reigns, men are brothers in
very truth, and the spirit toward all
men Is that brought to earth by the
child of . Bethlehem, whoso birth the
nations celebrate today.
Churches of the city will hold praise
services and raise anthems to the
Prince of Peace. The story of the
Christ Child's birth will be told again
and children will learn for the first
time the deep significance of Christmas.
Throughout Portland u deeper fellow
feeling runs today than ever in the
city's history. The ruin, suffering and
death following in the wake of foreign
war binds men closer here. Because of
this citizens have been more deeply
touched by the needs of others and have
given more lavishly than in former
years to relieve distress.
Heart of I'nfortunnte Gladdened.
The keynote of the city's Yuletide
celebration today is the thought of
others, perhaps less fortunate, that
prompts the helping hand and the kind
ly word. As mercy blesses most the one
who gives, people of the city are happy
In attaining to the true Christmas
Portland began its big celebration of
the day yesterday with many events in
keeping with the season, chief of
which was the Muts' tree that glad
dened the lives of no less than 6000
children Old Kris Kringle shook his
bells throughout the city last night and
right merrily the old favorite was wel
comed. Young and old shared in his
favors and good customs of Yuletide
were observed generally.
Churches of the city will herald the
day with solemn ceremonies. Special
music has been arranged, masses will
be celebrated in the Catholic Churches,
Holy Eucharist services will be held in
Bpiscopal churches and other denom
inations will have special sermons and
music appropriate to the day.
Railroad to Banquet Many.
The biggest dinner of the day will be
that spread by the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany on the steamer Hassalo at the
Ash-street dock for homeless and un
attached men of the city. Preparations
have been made for 1400, and the meal
will be served from 11 A. M. to 3:30
P. M. Music will accompany the meal,
and short talks of a helpful nature will
be givep by prominent churchmen. Spe
cial decorations have been arranged on
the steamer and the big waiting-room
on the dock has become an attractive
Through the distribution ' of baskets
by many charitable organizations yes
terday, Christmas cheer was brought
io many lamnies. Tne Salvation Army,
Volunteers of America, the People's In
stitute and other organizations were
most active in this work. The Muts,
supplementing their extensive charita
ble work in other directions, sent out
more tnan 300 boxes, each filled with
approximately 60 pounds of provisions
ana Christmas delicacies.
Knights to nave Ceremonies.
This morning, at 9 o'clock. Washing
ton Commandery. No. 15, Knights Tem
plar, will assemble at the Masonio
Temple, East . Eighth and Burnslda
streets, and conduct a general musical
and ceremonial programme for one
hour. Following the exercises, the
members and their families will sit
oown to a cnrlstmas breakfast. T. S.
Drake, eminent commander, will pre-
There will be a Christmas tree at the
Men s Resort tonight for homeless men.
A real Santa Claus will distribute good
things of the season to the men at the
institution. The Portland Heights Club
will Keep open house today for mem
bers and friends and a programme of
music and readings has been arranged.
St. Johns will have' a community
Christmas tree and celebration. A big
tree has been set up in a prominent
thorouhgfare of the city and large
committees nave Deen named that will
make tne celebration a thoroughly rep.
Aid Society to Have Programme.
The Boys' and Girls' Aid Societv will
observe the day with a big Christmas
dinner and this afternoon there will be
special music and readings. The an
nual musical and literary programme
will b given Monday night at the In
A musical programme will be-glven
at tne roung Men s unnstlan Associa
tlon this morning from 10 to 12:30.
From 1 to 2:30 a Christmas dinner will
be served to the men of the organiza
tion. At the County Farm and Hospital
. Christmas cheer reigns today. Special
entertainment and good things for the
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and city jails there will be a special
menu. Music has been arranged for
prisoners of the county.
. FamiUea of Prisoners Helped.
The Portland Commons will give a
big Christmas dinner this afternoon to
the families of men incarcerated in
prison. The dinner will be spread In
the mission hall. ,195 Burnside street,
at 1:30 o'clock.
Girls of the Delta lota Chi Sorority
are providing for the wants of 50 needy
families. They have given food, cloth
ing and Christmas gifts and in some
cases have paid rent. Sunday schools
and other organizations of the city have
been active during the week in carry
ing baskets of provisions and Christmas
dainties to needy ones and dolis have
Pastqbs Give Ivorite
From Rev. H. M. Ramsey, Dean or Bt.
Anu as cnrisimas uay is un m
day of true human dignity, so it
is tho birthday of true human
brotherhood. Kneeling at the manger
of Bethlehem we may dare to look for
ward, in some coming time, to that
union of human lives, of human hearts,
of which the noblest of our race again
and again have dreamt: to a brother
hood which has sometimes been recom
mended by abstract arguments, some
times dictated by revolutionary terror
ism, but which to toe genuine must be
the perfectly free movement of hearts
drawn towards each other by a su
preme attraction. That attraction we
find" in the Divine Child of Bethlehem.
And all tne courtesies and kindnesses
of this happy season between members
of families, between the rich and poor.
and the old and young, and the so-called
great and the so-called insig
nificant, are rightly done In his honor
who came to bind us to each other by
uniting us to himself. If the ideal Is
too far from being realized; if we hear
of sombre jealousies between classes,
of wars between powerful countries,
let us look to it that, however humble
be bur place in the scale of moral and
spiritual agents, we be found among
those who have heard to some purpose
the angel song in the meadows of Beth
lehem, glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace among men in whom
God is well pleased H. P. Llddon.
From Rev. J. Allen Leas, Pastor St. James1
Knglish Lutheran Church.
I AM sure I have always thought of
Christmas time, when it has come
round, apart from the) veneration due
to its sacred origin, if anything be
longing to it can be apart from that,
as a good time; a kind, forgiving, char
itable, pleasant time; the only time I
know of In the long calendar of the
year when men and women seem by one
consent to open their shut-up hearts
freely, and to think of people below
them as if they really were fellow
travelers to the grave, and not an
other race of creatures bound on other
journeys Scrooge's Nephew in Dick
ens' Christmas Carol.
From F. Elmo Robinson, First Reader First
Church of Christ, Scientist.
THE basis of Christmas is love lov
ing its enemies, returning good for
evil, love that "suffereth long, and is
kind." Page 260.
Today the Christ is, more than ever
been dressed and toys provided for
children of the poor.
THIEF'S ARREST REWARDED
Jewelers' Alliance Pays $100 to
Night Watchman Yost.
A check for $100 payable to Night
Watchman Harry Yost la being dis
played In the window of the jewelry
store of Isaac E. Staples, being the
reward of the Jewelers' Security Alli
ance offered for the arrest and con
viction of a man who broke into a
store affiliated with It.
Yost was responsible for the arrest
before, "the way, the truth and the
life," "which lighteth every man that
cometh into the world," healing all sor
row, sickness and sin. ... At this
Immortal hour, all human hate, pride,
greed, lust should bow and declare
Christ's power, and the reign of Truth
and Life divine should make man's be
ing pure and blest. Page 257. "The
First Church of Christ, Scientist, and
Miscellany." by Mary Baker Eddy.
From Rev. John II. Boyd. Pastor of First
TO me the Christmas Spirit moves in
melody, in hope, in confidence, and.
hence. I find myself turning to Tenny
son's great works:
The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon Is hid, the night la still;
A. single church below the hill
Is pealing, folded In the midst.
Ring out the old, ring In the new.
Ring happy bells across the snow;
The year Is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring In the true.
Ring out the want, the care, the Sin,
. The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes.
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out old shapes' of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old.
Ring In the thousand years of peace.
Ring In the valient man and free.
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land.
Ring in the, Christ that Is to me.
From Rev. Frank I. Loveland, Pastor First
Methodist Episcopal Church.
THIS "Dream" of the Laureate-Poet
has haunted me for years. ' The
dream must coma true or Christmas
becomes a farce and Christianity a
meaningless pantomime. My head some
times doubts, but my heart knows that
the Christmas bells will sometime
Ring out old shapes of foul disease.
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old
Ring In the thousand years of peace.
Ring In -the valient man and free.
The eager heart the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land.
Ring in the Christ that Is to be.
From W. O. Shank, Pastor East Side Baptist
ONE important reason for observing
Christmas is that it teaches hu
manity the great principle of sharing
with each other. Nothing ennobles the
individual more and floods the soul
with joy quicker than to share good
and conviction of Fred Ulrick, who
broke into the Staples store the night
of November 25. Ulrick received a 60
The Jewelers" Security Alliance has
a membership of nearly 6000 jewelers
and has aid out more than $34,000 in
rewards for the apprehension of
jewelry thieves. There are 26 mem
bers in Portland that display its re
ward sign in their windows.
California Pugilist May Die.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Dec 24.
Cline Daly, a local lightweight, is seri
ously ill and may die as the result of
injuries received two weeks ago when
knocked unconscious in the second
round of a bout with "Young" Flores.
things with each other. "Jesus loves aj
William Wallace Youngaon, Pastor Howe
City Park Methodist Episcopal Church.
CHRISTIANITY came in with a Song.
The Song of the Nativity is the
Song of Songs, for it has given birth
to a world of singing. There was not
much singing before Christ came; there
is not much today where He is un
known; but where He is loved and
served joy and gladness obtain, and
sorrow and sighing tlee away.
Thle Is the day of the child:
L.O, on the threshold he stands.
Pleading for life at our hands;
Into man's likeness beguiled.
Sweetly our all he demands
This is the day of the child!
Come, let us welcome the child.
Humble our hearts to believe.
Give, with no care to receive,
Iove. with a love undetlled;-
Why should we question or grievef
Come, let us live for the child!
Rev. Z.utner R. Dyott, Pastor First Congre
- rational Church.
THE earth has grown old with its bur
den of care.
But at Christmas it always is young;
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and
And its soul, full of music, breaks forth on
When the song of the angels Is sung.
It la coming, old earth, it is coming tonight!
On the snowflakes which cover the sod.
The feet of the Christ-child fall gentle and
And the voice of the Christ-child tells you
That mankind are the children of God.
This Christmas, in connection with
the European war, I am thinking of a
stanza from Whittier:
Blow bugles of battle, the monarchs of
East, . west, north and south . let the long
Sing the song of great joy that the angels
Sing of glory to God and good-will to man!
From Rev. Henry Marcotte, Pastor Westmin
ster Presbyterian Church.
BE NOT afraid, for behold, I bring
you good tidings of great Joy wilch
shall be to all the people, for there is
born to you this day in the city of
David a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord.
From Archbishop Christie, Pastor of the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
GLORY to God in the Highest and
Peace on Earth to Men of Good
trill. St. Luke.
550 BASKETS FILLED
Salvation Army and Volun
teers Bring Cheer to Many.
HASSALO TICKETS GIVEN
Staples Provided to Last Several
Days, Articles of Clothing Also
Distributed and Pathetic
Incident Is Related.
Baskets containing a chicken, some
potatoes, staple groceries, a package of
oatmeal, some canned, fruits, apples and
a Christmas War Cry found their way
into 350 humble homes yesterday, and
this was only a part of the good work
done by the Salvation Army of Port
land, whose gallant soldiers were bat
tling down the forces of poverty, un
happiness and loneliness all day. As a
result of the:r untiriny efforts there
will be Christmas cheer in many a
dwelling in Portland today.
In discussing the work done Adju
tant Whitney, of the Salvation Army,
said: "There has been more misery
among the families this Winter than
ever before. We account for this by
the great amount of people who are
unemployed. ' Portland people have
been so generous, so full of the spirit
of helpfulness, that there is no need
for anyone to go hungry today."
The families who got the 350 baskets
yesterday had all been called upon by
the representatives of the Army and
they had. tickets that called for baskets
to .meet their necessities. The average
lized family served was five, making a
total of supplies furnished for 1750 per
sons. The contents of the baskets were
staples', many of which would hold the
fort against hunger for a week to
Adjutant- Whitne"y was assisted by
Staff Captain John Gale and several
others who were busy at the head
quarters at 243 Ash street.
There were between 40 and '50 Vol
unteers of America actively engaged in
gathering funds and preparing for the
big part of the Christmas giving that
was theirs yesterday, but they were a
whole host in themselves. Their head
quarters, 267 Ash street, was one of
the busiest spots in town in the morn
ing when 200 well-filled baskets were
given out to destitute families.
Tickets were given to the men who
came and these will be, good for the
dinner on the Hassalo today. Shoes and
stockings distributed to the children
will keep many little feet warm and
dry for the remainder of the Winter.
In addition t tne baskets oi rood
for the families a large amount of
clothing was distributed by the Vol
unteers. Major Jessie F. Starks, Adju
tant Starks and Captain Krug assisted
In the work.
DEPENDENTS ARE HAPPY
Cheer Brought to 317 Inmates of
County Poor Farm.
Christmas spirit permeates The at
mosphere of the Multnomah County
Poor Farm, near Troutdale. owing to
the thoughtfulness of various generous
persons for the 317 derelicts there.
Last Sunday the Presbyterian Churches
1 .m n
That there will be great
joy in giving through
out Portland and the
Northwest today we
Abundantly this Xmas
spirit was evidenced to
us through the vast
quantities of gift mer
chandise purchased by
the happy throngs who
came here to shop daily
during the Holiday
To one and all our friends
and patrons to all our faith
ful employes, we make public
our heartfelt wish of a very
merry Christmas Day.
ridden and various presents to others.
Father Bruenagel, of Gresham Catho
lic Church, on behalf of his parish, pre
sented ten boxes of apples and gen
erous amounts of candy, oranges and
nuts a few days later.
Yesterday, however, was the banner
day. A committee of women, led by
Mrs. Ferdinand E. Reed, Mrs. A. N.
Lawrence and Mrs. M. L. Kline, had
passed a week getting subscriptions or
gifts, with the result that 200 pounds of
tobacco, 100 packs of cards, 700 minia
ture stockings filled with candy and
nuts, 1500 apples, 1100 oranges, maga
zines and a potted plant for every in
mate of the' tuberculosis home were
distributed at the farm yesterday.
The things were taken in a motor
truck donated by Kern & Keene, and
the above-mentioned committee and F.
E. Reed were taken to the farm in an
automobile donated by Jack Harrison,
where distribution took several hours.
Among the interesting inmates are
John Stovall, close to 100 years old and
bed-ridden; Lame Duck, a Chinaman
who has resided in Portland over 60
years; Charles Dauche, colored, over 90
years old; Mrs. Martha Bryant, col
ored, who had grown children when
the Civil War broke out: Joe Basket,
80 years old, a legless Indian.
D. E. BUDD PASSES AWAY
BClLDER OF PORTLAND'S FIRST
STREET RAILWAY DIES AT S7. ,
Pioneer, Widely Known Throughout
City and State of Oregon. Succumbs
to Attack of Pneumonia.
D. E. Budd. 87 years old, builder of
the first street railway in Portland and
former Superintendent of Streets here,
died at 1:20 o'clock this morning at his
home, at 254 Twenty-fourth street
North. Pneumonia was ,the cause of
While Mr. Budd served as Superin
tendent of Streets in Portland for five
years he was known principally for his
activity in railroad construction. He
obtained the first franchise for opera
tion of streetcars on Washington street
and was superintendent of construction
of the O. R. & N. line from Cascade
Locks to The Dalles. In later years
Mr. Budd was in charge of the employ
ment bureau of the O.-W. R. & IS. Com
pany. He si survived by three children, who
are Edward R. Budd, superintendent of
the water lines of the O.-W. R. & N.
Company: Mrs. D. Mulligan, of San
Francisco, and Mrs. Fred Reed, of
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7 ear Morrison, Portland, Or.
Boise, wife of Immigration Commis
Mr. Budd came to Portland from
Iowa In 1872. He was one of the most
widely-known pioneer railroad men in
the Pacific Northwest.
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sake. Reward. Mr. S. Russell, 50 IJnlon
Oswego Lake 13 completely
frozen and skating there can be
enjoyed by all without cost. A
splendid lake about three miles
long and from Ji to V2 a mile
wide. Healthy exhilarating sport
in the open.
25c Round Trip
Take the Big Red Cars of the
Southern Pacific down town at
Fourth and Yamhill, or at Jefferson-Street
Fast and frequent Electric
Service via the
JOHN M SCOTT,
General Passenger Agent.
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