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TTIE MORNING OREGONTAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1914.
E OF ALLIES
GOES ON, THEY SHY
Numerous Successes on Lines
From Sea to Alsace Are
Reported by Paris.
ENEMY SHELLS VIOLENTLY
Belgians Push Forward Along Right
Bank of Yser French, Strength
en. Positions Recently Cap
tared and Repulse Attacks.
PARIS, Dec. 24. The following' offi
cial communication was Issued by the
"War Office tonight:
"To the north of Lys the enemy has
bombarded rather violently the ap
proach of the road from Tpres to
Comines and those of Langemirck, but
has delayed the attack.
"Before Boisselle, northeast of Albert,
our troops last night made slight
progress. A German attack on Saint
Mard wood, east of Tracy-le-Val, has
"We have organized the trenches cap
tured the day before yesterday (Decem
ber 22) near Puisalenne. The ground
taken in the Ban-de-Sapt region, near
Launols. north of St. Die. has been held
Minor Successes Reported.
The official report issued earlier in
the day recites a series of French suc
cesses of apparently minor importance
from the sea on the north to the fron
tier of Alsace on the south. The loca
tions where French troops have gained
the advantage are given as along the
Lys, in the region oS the Alsne, in
Champagne near Perthes, in the
Argonne, in the Forest of Apremont
and near St. Die. The text of the re
"From the sea to the Lys we made
progress by .sapping operations in the
dunes and repulsed an attack in front
of Lombaertzyde. At Zwartelln, to the
southeast of Tpres, we occupied a
group of houses and we drove back as
far as the southern part of the village
a counter attack of the enemy. This
was done in spite of a very spirited
fire from the German artillery.
Belgians Pushing Forward.
"The Belgian army pushed forward
certain detachments along the right
bank of the Yser to the south of Dix
mude and organized a defensive work
protecting the head of a bridge.
"In the region of Arras the fog still
made all operations impossible.
"To the east and to the southeast of
Amiens, especially in the suburbs of
Lasslgny, there have been artillery ex
changes. "In the region of the Aisne, the
Zouaves, during all day yesterday, held
back brilliantly a number of attacks;
they remained masters at a point near
the road of Pulslelne of the German
trenches occupied by us December 21.
"In Champagne we strengthened the
positions taken by us In our advance of
the night before in the region of Cra
onne and Rheims.
Counter Attacks Are Repulsed.
"In the vicinity of Perthes all of the
counter attacks of the enemy on the
positions conquered by us December 22
were successfully repulsed. To the
northwest of Mesnil-les-Hurlls we oc
cupied German trenches for a distance
of 400 yards and drove back a counter
attack. The Germans endeavored to
take the offensive in the direction of
Ville-sur-Tourbe, but our artillery dis
"In the Argonne we took possession
of a piece of ground in the Forest of
La Grurie, and In the vicinity of Baga
telle we repulsed a German attack.
"In the region of Verdun the preva
lence of fog made impossible the con
duct of any operations of Importance.
The enemy delivered a counter attack
but without success. In the Forest of
..VIn tho Forest of Apremont our ar
tillery demolished and caused the ene
rny to evacuate several trenches. In the
uiBinci xne Tench artillery
merman Datteries to
"In the region of Ban-de-Sant nnv.
east of St. Die. our infant r-v oHi.o
with a rush and. established itself on
mo Lcrruory mus gained,
xoere is nothing to report from
INFANTRY FOIiIxVS ARTIIEUX
Germans Say They Have Repulsed
Enemy's Fierce Attacks.
BERLIN, Dec 24 (by Wireless to
London.) The official communication
issued by the German general head
quarters staff says:
"The enemy did not renew his at
tacks in the neighborhood of Nieu
i ort yesterday. At Bixschoote we took
230 prisoners on December 22. "
"The enemy was again active yester
cay in the neighborhood of Chalons
Infantry attacks foil
tlllery attack made by the enemy In
vw . C6,uhh ox oouam and. Perthes.
These were repulsed.
"A trench kept under continuous ar-
xinery lire Dy tne enemy was lost by
us, but was recaptured in the evening.
The position was abandoned after this
Buucessiui counter-attack because parts
of the trenches had been almost leveled
by the enemy's fire. More than 100
jinsuiiera were leit in our hands."
ESSAD;S PALACE IS FIRED
Report Follows One Albanian Presi
dent Is Advancing on Scutari
LONDON. Dec 24 A dispatch from
Dunizo, Albania, to the Central Nwa
says that the palace ot Essad Pasha at
iirans nas oeen set anre.
Essad Pasha, always prominent In
Albanian military and political circles,
was named provisional President- Al
lowing the recent retirement of Prince
William of Wied, who had been selected
by the powers to rule Albania. Essad
Pasha was last reported as advancing
" it was saia tnat he had
prociaimea a noiy war In Albania.
Tirana, where his palace Is situated
ta about 70 miles south of Scutari.
AID FOR 682 JEWS ASKED
Party Exiled From Jaffa Destitute
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Aid for 682
Russian Jews, who have Just reached
Alexandria from Jaffa, was asked for
today in a cablegram to the American
ewisn reiiex organization. The mes
sage said the refugees had been driven
out of Jaffa by the Turks and were
Ambassador Morgenthau, at Constan
tinople, probably will be asked by the
American organization to forward part
or its Tunas, now in nis bands, to Alex
. Sy.i " ZJ'- "TVs' ' y7jri03o
ONE TOWN FAVORED
French Nurse's Aid to Lieu
tenant Helps Maubeuge. '
EOPLE ENJOY FREEDOM
Chausseur Who Dealt Mortal Blow
to Nephew of Kaiser Smallest
Soldier of " Garrison, bnt
Famous for Bravery.
BOULOGNE, France, via London, Dec.
IS. (Correspondence of the Associated
Press.) Because a young French Red
Cross nurse took a particular interest
in an 18-year-old German Lieutenant
who was taken unconscious into the
hospital at Maubeuge, and died three
days later, the little manufacturing city
of Maubeuge has been highly favored
by Its German conquerors and Is enjoy
ing a greater degree of freedom than
any of the other French border towns
In German territory.
The wounded German proved to be
the Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, nephew
of the Emperor. He bad suffered a
fractured skull in an encounter with a
French chausseur and died without re
Rank Recognized by Enemy.
At the suggestion of the little nurse
the local authorities rendered the Prince
the funeral due bis rank, photograph
ing the body and .coffin, .and sent the
photographs, together with the personal
Deiongmgs oi (je, x I nice auu ucm&i'gu
account of his illness, to his family at
Meiningen. This occurred while the
town was still under French control.
The young man's father, the Duke of
Saxe - Meiningen, acknowledged the
courtesies in a letter expressing deep
est appreciation, and .later, when the
Germans entered Maubeuge, he proved
his gratitude by directing the troops
occupying the fortress town to treat
the inhabitants with the utmost -consideration.
The nurse received a safe
conduct through the German lines and
has Just arrived at Boulogne.
Small Soldier la Hero.
The chausseur who was responsible
for the death of the Prince waa known
as the smallest soldier in the Maubeuge
garrison, but in the battle against the
Prince's crack cavalry regiment he ac
quitted himself with distinction. Be
sides placing the Prince hors de com
bat, he wounded and captured tne
Prince's orderly, two troopers and a
non-commissioned cjfflcer, thereby earn
ing special mention In the official re
port of the engagement.
A few days later ne was nimseit
taken prisoner by the German rein
forcements which occupied Maubeuge.
FRANK DECISION DELAYED
Justice Lamar Postpones Action
TTntll After Christmas.
WASHINGTON, Dec 24. Justice La
mar, of the Supreme Court, postponed
today until after Christmas action
which will determine the fate of Leo
M. Frank, under death sentence for the
murder of Mary Phagan, the factory
eirl. in Atlanta. Ga.
In the course of the day, Louis Mar
shall, of New York, made application
to the Justice for an. appeal from the
decision of Judge Newman, of the
Georgia Federal Court, denying Frank's
petition for release on a writ of habeas
corpus. The attorney argued for an
hour that the trial court which found
Frank guilty had lost Jurisdiction over
him by reason of a mob atmospnere,
making a fair and Just trial impossible.
and by the failure of the accused man
to be in court when the verdict was
Some hours later Justice Lamar not!
tied Mr. Marshall that he would with
hold any decision he might reach on
the application until Saturday at least.
and possibly until Monday.
CHRISTMAS CREED FAVORED
(Continued From First Pa ge. )
would be without a present tomorrow.
The city's 'official Santa Claus," As
sistant Postmaster John Hubbard, list
ed all the letters sent to St Nick, and
each child who wrote was remembered.
The army of the unemployed, .num
bering thousands this year, will be pro
vided with special Christmas dinners
FAMOUS NATURALIST WHO IS DEAD AT LOS
JOIIX MtlR AT HollE A7TD IX FOREST.
at the municipal lodging-houses and
Convicts Get "Home Rule."
The work of charity was not con
fined to the cities alone. In the Ohio
State Prison "home rule" was given
1700 convicts as their Christmas gift.
The 15,000 coal miners in the Eastern
Ohio coal fields received food and
clothing, while the miners' organiza
tions and the mining companies united
in Colorado to bring relief and com
fort to those who had suffered in the
Colorado coal strike.
The Federal Government Joined in
the celebration by giving a $5 gold
piece to each of 200 Comanche Indian
school children at Lawton. Okla.
At Detroit the celebration took an In
ternational tone, the Mayors of Detroit
and Windsor, Ont.. exchanging greet
ings and felicitations.
Horaea Even Are Feasted.
Kansas City even provided feasts for
the horses, with a big portion of oats
as the main course.
Boy Scouts in various cities played
the part of Santa Claus and distrib
uted presents among the needy.
Throughout the Central West clear
and cold weather aided the celebration,
a heavy blanket of snow covering mos
of this section of the country.
SOtJTII SHOOTS FIREWORKS
Aid to Poor and Clemency for Con
victs Also Mark Celebration.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 24. The advent
of Christmas In the South was marked
by executive clemency to prisoners, aid
to tne poor ana puoiic celebrations.
Among the Governors who issued mr.
dons, commutations and Daroles wtr
Blease, of South Carolina; Hays, of
Arkansas, and Hopper, of Tennessee.
Gvernor Hopper also ordered strined
uniforms abolished In the two state
Many cities had municipal trees.
Children also celebrated by fireworks
displays, usual at Christmas through
out the South.
PRESIDENT RHYS SANTA
MR. WIL.SON DECORATES WHITE
HOUSE TREE FOR NIECES.
Snow Adds to Christmas Setting; and
Children Gather on Capitol Grounds
In Bis Publle - Celebration.
WASHINGTON, Dec 24. The Na
tion's Government virtually stood at a
standstill tonight. . On Christmas eve
everybody, from the President ahd the
Senator down to the minor departmental
employe, had declared a holiday and the
first real snow storm of the Winter
naa put in its appearance to add to the
setting of the Christmas celebration.
A great communitv celebration wnn
held on the plaza in front of the rn.
ltol, thousands of children braving the
snow storm to gather about a brilliantly-decorated
tree, loaded with presents.
resident Wilson, with a group of
his close relatives, spent Christmas eve
at the White House, preparing a tree
lor "his small srrandniece. Anna Coth
ran, and Sally McAdoo. daughter ot tho
Secretary of the Treasury. In the party
were tne f resident, his three daughters.
Mrs. a: ts. sayre. Airs. McAdoo and Miss
Margaret Wilson: Mr. Say re. Secretary
McAdoo, Sally McAdoo, Mrs. Edward
Howe, the President's sister; Mrs. Anne
Cothran, his niece; Anne Cothran and
Miss Helen Bones, hia cousin.
At 8:30 o'clock the President touched
tne button whicn illuminated a "com
munity" Christmas tree in Brooklyn.
N. Y. In the evening he sent greetings
to many friends In different parts of
CHRISTMAS TALES IN NEWS
Continued From First Page.)
uaugnier, waom sne naa given to a
Chicago foundling home. Mrs. William
Brockman, of Laporte, Ind., has located
her child in Mrs. Otto Behn, wife of
a grocer at Deep creek, near here.
-wnen x was two months old I was
given to a home for the friendless in
Chicago," said Mrs. Behn over long-
My mother was poor and father
was dead. At the time my mother's
name was Campbell. I do not know
her maiden name I shall be happy to
see my motner ana win visit her soon
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 24. (Special.)
jnnsimas luraey. canay, nats. gloves,
watcnes, snares oi stocic ana money
bonuses amounting in value to more
than $250,000 were distributed by the
John B. Stetson Company, hat manufac
turers, to more than 5000 employes
today. The distribution of shares of
stock, which has been a feature of the
Stetson celebration every year, is based
on a profit-sharing plan.
WAR STIRS INDUSTRY
German Factories Turn From
BUSINESS IS IMPROVING
Christmas Shoppers Keep Depart
ment Stores Filled and Bayers
Generally Show Tendency to
Make Large Purchases.
BERLIN, Dec. 12- (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The busi
ness situation in Germany- has under
gone a considerable improvement since
the first month or two of the war.'
Outward signs of this are visible at
Berlin. More trucks laden with boxes
of goods are moving about the city
Christmas shoppe-s keep the big de
partment stores well filled, buyers still
show a tendency to make large pur
chases and the usual attractive win
dow exhibits of Christmas specialties
have not been neglected by merchants.
There also is far less complaint
about people being out of employment.
Many factories running on goods for
which there can be little or no demand
in war time were shut down at the be
ginning of August, but a considerable
number of these have now turned their
plants to other forms of production.
chiefly for making army supplies of
Factories Adapted to War.
Curious changes of this nature are
mentioned. Thus a talking machine
factory is busy trimming shrapnel
shells to prepare them for. the explosive
filling; a piano factory makes cart
ridges; a bicycle factory turns out bed
steads for military hospitals; a wood
working establishment makes barracks
to be set up where wanted to accom
modate prisoners of war, and a sew
ing machine factory is producing
Many of the ready-made clothing
shops, for which Berlin is famous, are
now producing army uniforms, over
coats and other garments for the
troops. Throughout Germany, too,
many concerns are running exclusively
on big army contracts for woolen
gooflds, blankets, tent cloth, raincoat
cloth and. of course, arms and ammu
nition are produced on an enormous
scale. . - -
The Improvement In business has to
a great extent relieved the non-em
ployment that assumed serious dimen
sions by the end of August.
Unemployment Less Common.
Already at the end of October the
labor unions of the country were able
to report that the number of their
members without work had dropped to
less than half of the number at the end
of Auugst. In Greater Berlin the num
ber of persons having steady employ
ment was 100,000 greater at the middle
of November than at tne rirst of Sep
tember. Of course, it goes without saying
that the railroads are taxed with trans
portation to their utmost capacity with
moving soldiers and military supplies,
besides the ordinary commercial and
agricultural demands. The government
railways are calling for large supplies
of coal and the coal mines are other
wise pressed with orders. '
Owing to the fact that more than
half of the miners have been called
into military service, the rate of pro
duction of coal has fallen off heavily.
Hence the mines are not able to fill
orders on time and there is a great
clamor on the part of consumers to get
EGYPTIAN NECKLACE FOUND
Jewelry of Princess Sat-IIatnor-Ant
on Way to Boston Museum.
BOSTON. Dec. 24. An amethyst neck
lace believed to have been worn by
Crown Princess Sat-Hathor-Ant, in the
12th Egyptian dynasty. Is on Its way
to the Museum of Fine Arts, according
to a letter received today by W. G.
Winslow, of the Egyptian Research Ac
Dr. Flinders Petrie, the field secre
tary of the society, who has forwarded
the necklace, says in the letter that It
is one of the finest he has ever seen,
the settings of the stone being gold
amulets of unique workmanship.
jdhn 1ib, noted
Scientist, Explorer, Lover
Nature, Succumbs to
Pneumonia at 76.
TRAVEL WAS WORLD-WIDE
Discovery of Glacier Now Bearing
. Xame His Best-Known. Work.
Exploration of Yosemlte Val
Jey Made In Winter.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24. John Muir,
world famed as a naturalist, died here
today from pneumonia. He was 76
years old. Mr. Muir was visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Helen Muir Funk, at
Daggett, a town In the desert of San
Bernardino County. He was stricken
with pneumonia last week. Doctors
from Los Angeles were" called Into con
sultation Tuesday, and it was deter
mined, to bring him to this city for
He arrived here at midnight last
night and died at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. His daughter was with him at
tii a end.
John Muir, one of the greatest natur
alists and explorers of his age, was
born In Dunbar, Scotland, and was edu
cated in Scotland and at the University
of Wisconsin. He is most popularly
known as the discoverer of the glacier
in Alaska that bears his name, but this
constituted only a small part of his
life work. '
Inventive Gcnlaa Shown Early.
Muir as a lad on the farm had an
inventive bent which might have
rivalled that of Thomas A. Edison had
It not been discouraged by a stern
parent. Among his achievements was
an alarm clock device which dumped
him out of bed at any desired time.
This saved him the trouble of making
up his mind o get up in a cold room,
but he improved upon it by another
clockwork system which lighted the
fire in the kitchen stove at any desired
time and made It unnecessary to. get
up at all for that purpose.
These and many other devices which
he brought into use about the farm
were disapproved by his father, ,who
cited Biblical passages against them.
He bad labored long for the protec
tion of forests and the establishment
of National parks. His exploration of
the Yosemite Valley was made in Win
ter. With a companion, the naturalist
plunged Into the canyon on snowshoeB,
and the trip proved extremely peril
ous. Hardships Unflinchingly Endured.
His sturdy build and splendid health
enabled Muir to make trips through
the mountains that few athletes would
have been able to accomplish. On
those tours through the wilds of the
high Sierras he traveled exceedingly
light. On some trips lasting weeks his
only provisions would be tea, a few
cakes of chocolale and a knapsack
filled with breab crumbs.
Muir had a, great love of the Yo
semite. and his was a familiar face to
Summer tourists there. He was a warm
advocate of every movement to make
the valley more accessible to visitors
who came to see the Vosemlte's grand
eur, but he had no regard whatever tor
those who came to fish in the valley.
He could not understand how anyone
could, even for a moment, neglect na
ture's wonders for angling. He would
refer to them as being "sillier than, the
silly fish themselves."
When the plan of conveying the
waters of the Hetch Hetchy to San
Francisco was under way Muir opposed
the movement strenuously, asserting
that such a project would prove a pro
fanation of the world's most beautiful
Work Covers Many Fields.
After being graduated from the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, in 1864, he began
work at once as naturalist, geologist
and explorer. He traveled and studied
in Russia, Siberia. Manchuria, India,
Australia. New Zealand, Africa and
South America. He was a member of
the American Academy of - Arts and
Letters, the AmericfaW Alpine Club and
president of the Sierra Club.
He wrote many books. He was the
author of "The Mountains of Califor
nia," "Our National Parks," "Strickeen,
the Story of a Dog, "My First Sum
mer in the Sierras," "The Yosemite,'
"Story of My Boyhood and Youth," be
sides hundreds of newspaper and mag
azine articles. He was the editor of
As his work became more and more
widely known. Harvard, Yale. Wiscon
sin and other universities granted him
honorary degrees and he waa elected
to membership in many scientific so
cieties. Of recent years his signature
was more rarely seen, but he had re
mained sturdy and active until his sud
den seizure by pneumonia.
PRISONERS TO FARE WELL
Musical Programme to Follow Din
ner at County Jail.
Jackrabblts will be the piece d re
sistance at the big Christmas dinner
to be spread for 170 prisoners in the
County Jay at 4 o'clock today. Besides
this the prisoners will have cranberry
pie and numerous other little delica
cies which Jailor Curtis arranged for
At 2:30 o'clock the prisoners will be
brought together in the corridors for
an entertainment, which has been ar
ranged by Charles Levering, Harry
Cohn, of the tax department, and Tom
Curtis, the jailor's son. A troupe of
musicians and entertainers will be
brought to the jail and a complete pro
gramme for the amusement of the
prisoners has been arranged.
STREETS NAMED FOR HERO
German Cities Honor Von Hinden-
burg by Thoroughfares. ,
BERLIN. Dec. 24 (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Field Mar
shal Paul von Hindenburg Is easily 'the
most popular man in Germany just now.
and his name is already in great de
mand for new streets. In every city
where new streets are being laid out
one la certain to be called Hindenburg
street, and Magdeburg, where the Gen
eral has been living, has changed the
name of one of its principal streets in
VirtYini" rtt him.
The Sileslan mining town of Zabrze
is determined to go all other towns one
better by changing its own queer name
to Hindenburg. and the General has
given his consent.
MR. WEMME LEAVES FUND
Concluded on Page 3.)
tors must incorporate this fund, which
Is to be of perpetual duration, and to
put Mr. Wemme"s plans into effect may
borrow as much as $75,000 on the prop-
Christian Science Cnnrch Legatee. i
Three years after the date of his !
death, the maternity hospital, com- ;
pletely equipped and established, must
be turned over to the Churches of !
Christ. Scientist, In Portland. A clause i
in the will on this subject permits '
these churches eventually to use the
enaowment tuna ror anotner purpose
than the maternity home. If a way can
be found for "doing a greater amount
of good with the same capital."
The maternity home is to be known
as "The White Shield of Portland,"
and is to be conducted Irrespective of
religion or nationality.
All the remainder of Mr. Wemme's
property. Including considerable real
estate, but which Is not described in
the will, goes Into the E. Henry
Two Bhares of stock bequeathed by
Mr. Wemme to his brother, August, to
relieve the poor of his birthplace, Cros
tau. Saxony, stipulates that the divi
dends from the stock may be used for
this purpose or the stock may be sold
and the proceeds applied to this use.
MRS. LODER CONVICTED
WOMAN ACCUSED OF FHAUD TJI
STOCIC SALES IS GUILTY.
Seattle Jsrr Not Convinced That She
Did Not Lure Buyers Wltn From,
lsea of Good Jobs.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dee. 24. Mrs. An
nette Loder, who was returned to Seat
tle from Galesburg, 111, to face trial
on a charge of using the mails to de
fraud in the sale of stock of the Ku
preanof Copper Mining & Smelting
Company of Alaska, was found guilty
tonight by a Jury in the United States
The Government alleged that Mrs.
Loder, who became president of the
company upon the death of her husband
a few years ago, sold stock in the com
pany after it went into the hands of a
receiver and obtained purchasers In
Chicago and other Eastern cities by
representing that she would give them
highly remunerative employment as
mine superintendents if they invested
in the property.
Mrs. Loder denied having made any
false representations In disposing of
stock antl declared that she had acted
in good faith in selling stock after the
cfjrnpany went into the hands of a re
When the case was set for trial two
weeks ago Mrs. Loder was in Gales
burg, 111., and her attorney presented
a physician's affidavit that she was ill
and could not be removed to Seattle,
but she Was brought here when the
court announced that her bond would
be forfeited if she did not appear for
trial upon the date set. The Jury was
out an hour and a half. Sentence
probably will be imposed Saturday.
6016 FALLS IN DOVER
IIOSTILFS AIRMAX MAKES ESCAPE
FROM PURSUING BRITOXS.
Castle la Object of Attack, but Damage
la Confined to Nearby Windows!
French Fell German.
LONDON, Dec. 24. After dropping a
bomb on Dover, a hostile aeroplane to
day immediately disappeared In the
heavy fog toward the English Channel
and made good Its escape before it
could be engaged by two British avi
ators who immediately ascended. The
bomb did no damage, other than shat
tering a few windows In St. James'
rectory, in the garden of which it fell,
and in some nearby houses. Dover
Castle apparently was the object of the
This news was given out today by
the official press bureau of the War
Office and is the first authentic news
of reported -raids on Dover.
The hostile machine was flying high
and came from the direction of Dual.
Its approach and escape were made easy
by clouds and fog.
A dispatch from the French capital
says French aviators brought down at
Pontoise, 19 miles northwest of Paris,
a German aeroplane that was making
its way to Paris.
CHRISTMAS SHOW FALLS
STORM SWEEPS FROM LAKES
Ground Is Covered as Far South
Arkanaaa and Oklahoma Sooth
la Visited by Rain.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. An unher
alded disturbance, beginning last night
in the Upper Lake region and the Ohio
Valley and tonight sweeping eastward
through New York to the Atlantic
Ocean, is blamed by the Weather Bu
reau experts for the unsettled condi
tions, which will prevail Christmas dp.y
throughout the Middle Atlantic and
New England states and the Ohio Val
ley. Another storm broke unexpectedly- in
the South, the forecasters said, and
would bring rains tomorrow in the
South Atlantic and Gulf states, Tennes
see and Arkansas.
The storms came without warning
and predictions of a fair Christmas
day throughout the United States, with
the exception of the Gulf states, had
Today's storm spread a snow carpet
from Northern. Virginia to New Eng
land, through the Ohio Valley, the
Lake region and south to Northern
Arkansas and Oklahoma.
TURKEY FAMINE IN EUGENE
Duck Scarcity, Too, Cansed by Early
Sales by Farmers.
" EUGENE, Or., Dec 24. (Special.)
Eugene will eat much chicken for
Christmas dinner tomorrow. A turkey
and duck famine exists in Eugene, A
scarcity of birds which has existed to
a degree for the past three days, -even
at' 25 cents a pound, became a reality
today, when late purchasers skirmished
in vain from store to store searching
for turkey meat. The market is bare.
The usual demand for the birds at
Thanksgiving and the high prices
caused the farmers to sell their flocks
early. Although a large number of
birds have been sold during the last
few days, there Is a heavy Hth-hour
demand which the markets are unattlo
BELLIGERENTS BUY WIRE
Four Million Dollars in Kusli Or
ders Placed in Plttsburs.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 24. Demand from
the belligerent nations of Europe for
barbed wire and plain wire today
reached the feverish stage in the wire
Washington and Park St.
Our Big Christmas Bill
TODAY A, F) SATURDAY,
A Two-Act Intense Drama Fea
turing DOROTHY PHILLIPS
THE BIG SISTER'S
In Two Acts. A Beautiful Timely
Subject. With Herbert Raw
linson and Anna Little.
WHO STOLE THR BRIDE
A Nestor Comedv.
And Other Ureal Photo-Plays.
In "Canto Klrby"
One of the Greatest Pictures Ever
mills of this district. Offers of orders
aggregating 125,000 tons, of which
25,000 tons are specified as barbed wire
of special design, have been made
within the last few aays, the only point
at issue being the time at which deliv
ery can be maae.
This business Is worth aDDroxiniatelv
$4,000,000 and will keep the mills going
several months. Mill officers said the
length of the barbed wire alone would
reach 60.000 miles, while that of the
remainder of the orders would brins
the total to 275.000 miles. England.
France and Russia have been large
customers of the Pittsburg wire mills
since the war began.
INDIAN LANDS ARE MISSING
"Columbia Reservation" in Wash
ington "Lost, Strayed or Stolen."
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Dec. 24. (Special.)
"Columbia Indian reservation." de
scribed by the Federal Board of Indiaw
Commissioners as 22,618 acres In ex
tent, will be reported by the Washing
ton State Tax Commission as "lost.
strayed or stolen" from Cowlitz Coun
ty, where It was last reported. The
board included the "Columbia Indian
Reservation, Cowlitz County. 22.61S
acres," in a list of reservations con
cerning which they asked the state au
thorities to investigate land values.
It" is possible that the Board of In
dian Commissioners mistook the Co
lumbia National Forest, which includes
practically all of Skamania County and
a slice of Cowlitz, for their property.
Kukui nut oil Is a valuable Hawaiian
product and ts in demand In the paint and
varnish trade. It ha been shipped to the
United States from various Pacific islands
for the Inst 7"i years.
TO REGAIN HEALTH
CLEANSE THE BLOOD
When your blood Is impure, weak,
thin and debilitated, you cannot pos
sibly enjoy good health. Your system
becomes receptive of any or all dis
eases, and germs are likely to lodge in
some part of the body.
Put your blood in good condition, and
do so at once.
Hood's Sarsaparilla acts directly and
peculiarly on the blood it purifies, en
riches, and revitalizes It and builds up
the whole system.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is not a cure-all.
It is the best blood medicine on the
market. It has stood the test of forty
years and is used all over the world.
Ciet it and begin treatment today. It
will surely help you. All druggists.
Dr. PAUL C. YATS
Tls'l'ttl LN PUU1L1AD,
We Have Cut Prices
We w Hi aftt you teaia an every
dollar on the best dental work
made by human hands and without
Our offer Is for you to go to any
dental office and get prices, then
come to us and we will show you
how yon save dollar and we make
a dollar on your dental work.
Gold Crown S 4.00
All Work Guaranteed 15 tears.
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