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SCENES AT ARMOBY, 'WHERE MUTS GAVE CHRISTMAS CHEER TO THOUSANDS OF CITYIS CHILDREN.
EMPTIED FOR POOR
A Merry. Christmas V.
O OUR THOU
SANDS of pat
rons in Portland
Nearly $50CO Contributed
Makes Dark Homes and
the Northwest who have
helped make this the
day season we have
THE BIOHNTNG- OREGON! AN, FKTDAT, DECEMBER 25, 1914.
CHILDREN GIVE TO FUND
Christmas Xot to Be End of Work
for Needy and Plans Laid to
Lessen Suffering All Year
Whenever it Is Found.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHRIST
MAS RELIEF FCND OP" THE
Previously reported $4143.11
Yesterday's donations.... 685.62
This total Is 11000 higher than
the record donation to the Christ
mas Relief Fund last year. Re
ceipts coming: in today are ex
pected to make the grand total
The Associated Charities brings
to a close its campaign for the
Christmas Relief Fund today, and
complete returns on the fund will
be in within a week.
Christmas eve in Portland saw more
help extended, more homes made happy
and a better prospect for further well
doing' than ever before, as a result of
the Christmas relief fund campaign con
ducted by the Associated Charities.
Despite the extraordinary demands
made on the charitable, the fu.u raised
Is the largest ever collected in Portland
for relief work. A. check today for
$380.87 would make the total exactly
15000. No other city of equal size in
the country has made such a showing
In so short a campaign.
One of the contributions yesterday
came from the Overton Street Actors,
a band of children whose maximum age
Is 18 years. They sent $5.10. Children
of the Condon schools sent $5, and there
were many contributions from Individ
The gifts of food and supplies have
been so great that it is impossible to
publish the full list of donors.
A well-organized force was busy until
late last night apportioning the food
in baskets and preparing it for distri
bution this morning.
While the campaign closes-today, con
tributions will be welcomed throughout
the year, for the slogan of the cam
paign has been "Christmas Cheer
Through the Tear." This means that
the Associated Charities will endeavor
to extend the same measure of relief
at all times that it has been enabled
by generous contributions to give dur
ing the Christmas season.
Following is the list of donations re
ceived yesterday afternoon:
Previously reported ....... .414S.E1
Overton street actors
James T. Burtchaell
P. A. Knapp
Julius Cohn .............
H. K. Finch
A. H. Blrrell Company ..............
E. Ransom . . ............ ...........
I H. Barstow
A friend, A. L. W.
John Grant .........---.-.---...--
Ernest Percy Morgan ...............
C. E. Haak
Loretta Showers ...................
P. W. Walkley
J. J. Handsaker ............
Warren Construction Company ......
Dr. Andrew C. Smith
Mrs. John H. Hall
Martin L. Cooper
Lelghton's Dairy Lunch
D. C. O'Reilly
Kenton Paclflo Implement Company..
W. D. Moore
A friend ...t.. ...........
Herbert C. Miller
Mrs. Julia B. Hoffman
Ames-HarrLs-Neville Company . ......
J. E. Johneon,Baker, Or, ....... ......
Alaho Club. Hood River, by Mrs. M.
John Irwin .........................
Ernest Kunhausen ...... ............
Master Griffith WIlllams.The Dalles..
American National Bank, Pendleton.. .
William C Lawrenoe, Jr. ...........
Donlad B, L&vreacs
"Donald and Tommy" ...............
I- A. Marsh
Klva H. Boardman ........... .V. . ..
13. H. H. '........... J.....
Preooott W. Cooklnsham
P. R. Winston. Clackamas
Mr. and Mia P. W. do old. Mllwaukle..
Mrs. Clyde Rabbe
"Jack and Katrine"
James McKlttrlck ..................
T. Mahoney ........................
M. W. Klncaid
Employes Northwestern Rat'l Bank..
Chone Way Mo
Annie Llwrence ....................
Oeorse Lawrence ...................
Cash. Mrs. a. J. a.
Cash, J. O. C, O
P. B. Mallory Company .............
Miss L. Melssner ....................
Mrs. Sherman R. Hall ..............
J. J. Gressley, Hillsdale
G. H. Marsh
E. T. Anderson, Baker, Or. ..........
C. D. Ott & Son
H. H. Helaer
Richard Llese. R. F. r. No. 1, Gresham
Cash. D. C. L.
Cash, O. D. D. C .
R. B. Early. Hood River. Or.
Condon Public School, by Georgia A.
Richard P. Morgres
Cheeter V. Dolph ...................
O. C. Osburn
Mary C. Henthorne .................
Phoenix Iron Works ................
i Rockstad .
Mrs. D. A. Rand ... w ... .. .......... .
l W. Pulton
Johanna C. Rummelln
J. P. Newell
Mrs. Clarence B. May
P. S. Kelly '
R. L. Rush
3 riend . ,
Boys' Brigade ................
Marlon Vers tees
A. M. Cronin .......... ... k'aa
xvu. 44, jjoiio Luuri apartments ....
John C. Baird ,
Miss Ruth Prlntle
Cash, J. B
J. T. Peters
Addle U. North
W. K- J. ,
! John J. De Ford Is Dead.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Dec. t. St-
eial.) John James De Ford, a Civil War
veteran ana a resident of Clackamas
County for many years, died at his
home at Clackamas Heights Wednesday
nlg-ht after a long illness. A stroke of
paralysis caused his death.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Saturday from the chapel of the Hol-
man undertaking Company and Inter.
ment will be made in Mountain Vian
Cemetery. The members of Meade Post
No. 3 wilj officiate at the grave. He is
survived Dy nis widow, two sons and
I s". ;..v -3 Vv.:r.r-ji--':;.:.:::.? '.A- RJy
1, CmLDRES LBAVIXQ ARMORY WITB PRESENTS i, TWO H.VPPT CHILDREN WHO RAVE SEEN SANTA CLAl'5
CROWDS inside: armory.
10,000 MEET SUA
Muts Bring Saint to Armory
Made Into Fairyland.
SLEIGH COMES FROM SKY
Faces of Juveniles Light With Joy
at Sight of Gift-Civer Not One
or Multitude Forgotten Spirit
Reaches Grownups' Hearts.
Con tinned From First Pars.)
which had" been untiring in the prellm
inary work of getting the big event
ready for the children, was busy yes
terday distributing the presents of
candy, fruit and toys. They were as
sisted In this work by tne iiuts- gen
eral committee. Elks'- ladles . who
helped cheer the children were: Mrs.
W. H. Daughtrey. president: Mrs. W.
J. Allard, Mrs. David Campbell. Mrs.
Jack Wood, Mrs. S. Raphael, Mrs. Shad
O. Krantz, Mrs. Joseph Wood, Mrs. Joa
Stafford, Mrs. Duncan Albright, Mrs.
Lou Wagner, Mrs. Paul Farrens, Mrs.
H. Brown, Mrs. W. G. Hogue and Mrs.
Judge Gatens was head, of the work
of issuing Invitations, which was han
dled directly through the Parent-
Teachers' Association. Assisting In
thla work were Mrs. Alva Stephens,
Mrs. C. W. Hayhurst, Mrs. R. E. Bon
durant. Miss Valentine Prlchard, Mrs,
Margaret Thoroman and Mrs. Muton
E. Kahn. Mrs. Kahn and Mrs. Bon
durant chaperoned 1400 children at
Multitude of Children There.
Children came early, arriving at noon
In many cases, and shortly after that
time a concerted attack upon the
Armory began. They came in groups.
in entire regiments, led by parents,
teachers or chaperones appointed lor
the occasion. They were marshaled
into the Armory as quickly as possible,
but when 2 o'clock,- the hour for start
ing the party, arrived a large number
of children were outside the entrance,
unable to gain admittance. The doors
were choked for a time until police
men, who acted as doortenders. could
paBs them Inside.
More children came all the after
noon. The seating space was taken
and hundreds were standing when the
programme started. The doors had to
be closed for a while to avoid conges
tion and a crowd gathered outside.
Everyone Blade Hanny.
That the spirit of the occasion was
contagious was shown by the expressed
wish of the policeman at the door that
all might get presents, for he said It
would be too bad if those outside went
away empty-handed. And yet police
men are supposed to be bloodthirsty
persons, who like to hit others over the
head with clubs.
Fortunately, there was enough for
all. When the last child was given
presents anl left lor home in the hap.
plest of Christmas moods a hard
working force of women and men. who
,did so much to make the event suc
cessful, had a feeling of content they
couia not express.
It was the real Christmas spirit.
S0O Tons of Hay Are Burned.
BURNS, Or.. Dec. 24. (Special.)
word has reached this city that Vena-
ter Bros,, stockmen in the eastern part
of this county and western part of
Malheur, have lost nearly 300 tons of
hay by fire on their Barren Valley
property. The blaze Is thought to be
of incendiary origin.
HIBERNIANS TO HAVE TREE
Andy Weinberger to Flay Santa
Clans Monday Night.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians and
the auxiliary will entertain members
and their families with an old-fashioned
Christmas party Monday evening at
the Hibernian Clubhouse, on Russell
street. There will be a large illumi
nated Christmas tree and Andy Wein
berger will be the jovial Santa Claus.
The committee in charge of the affair
promises that the evening will be an
enjoyable one and a cordial Invitation
is extended to the members to come
and make merry. There will be no
admission charge, but everyone is
asked to. bring an Inexpensive gift for
general dlatribu tlouwi It is planned to
make this Christmas celebration an
STATE HEADS MAY CONFER
Monthly Sleeting of Officials Fro-
posed as Aid to Efficiency. .
SALEM, Or., Deo. 24. (Special.).
That a'conference once a month of the
heads of all departments of state
would be an administrative aid was
the consensus of opinion of state offl
cials at a meeting held here today. It
was the unanimous opinion that there
has been a duplication of reports and
that something should be done to put
an end to It.
The meeting was held in the office of
the State Railroad Commission, Com
missioner Altchlson presiding.
Another meeting will be held next
Wednesday, at which a plan will be
evolved for submission to the Legisla
T0UCHET BANK CHARTERED
Private Financial Institution Con
verted Into State Depository.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) State Bank Examiner Hanson
has granted a state charter to the
recently organized Touchet State Bank,
capital 15,000; H. H. Hanson, presi
dent; O. L. Renn, cashier. This is a
conversion of the private bank here'
tofore conducted by Mr. Renn.
The end of this month will have seen
35 . new state banks chartered during
the year, bringing the total number
of state institutions to about 200, Mr.
Hanson stated today.
THREE STATIONS NET $5
Garden Home, Tigard and Tualatin
Entered by Thieves, .
Three stations, on the Oregon Elec
tric were entered and robbbed on
Wednesday night, but with no satis
factory results to the robbers, as an
aggregate of less than & was ob
tained. The Garden Home cash drawer
yielded about 1 2. that at Tigard about
21 and the one at Tualatin about $9.
Woman Named on Curricula Board.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Dr. C. J. Smith, recently candidate of
the Democratic party for Governor, and
Mrs. Josephine Hirsch. of Portland, to
day were appointed members-of the
Board of Higher Curricula bv Governor
West. Dr. Smith was reappointed and
Mrs. Hirsch succeeds J. R. Wilson, de
PARENT NAME KEPT
Union Pacific Title Is to Em
brace 0.-W. R. & N. Co.
GREAT CHANGES ORDERED
Marks on Stationery and Equip
ment After January 1 to Indicate
Subordination of Looal L-ine.
Trade Benefit Foreseen.
Exit the O.-W. R. & N. Company eo
far as the relations of the public are
Enter the Union Pacific system.
This does not mean that the local
railroad corporation is to lose identity,
but rather that such identity Is to b
subordinated to that of its parent road
the Union Pacific.
Beginning with the first of the year
all the stationery, folders, advertising
media, circulars, orders and public doc
uments will bear the Imprint "Union
Pacific System" where the words "Oregon-Washington
Railroad & Navigation
Company" appeared before.
The name Oregon-Washington Rail
road & Navigation Company will ap
pear In smaller type in a subordinate
position, showing that as a corpora
tion it is subordinate to the Union Pa
Orders have been given for similar
changes on all the equipment, rolling
stock and other physical property of
the O.-W. R. Be N. Company.
Union Paclfle on Everything.
Every engine and boxcar, will be re
lettered and renumbered to conform
with the style in use on the Union Pa
These changes are considered a mere
matter of form, but are taken as con
crete proof that the Union Pacific pro
poses to extend its influence more gen
erally over its subsidiary lines.
While it has been reported at vari
ous times within the last few years
that the O.-W. R. tc N. Company's cor
porate identity was to be merged en
tirely with the Union Pacific, It is prob
able that for an Indefinite 'period at
least the local organization will con
For all practical purposes the Union
Pacific system, comprising the Union
Pacific proper, the Oregon Short Line
and the O.-W. R. & N. Company, now
comprise one through transcontinental
road from Omaha and Kansas City on
the east to Portland on the west.
The Union Pacific is the controlling
factor In this combination. It owns the
stock of the Oregon Short Line and the
Oregon Short Line In turn owns the
stocK or tne J.-W. K. & N. Company.
Business Benefit Foreseen.
Under present arrangements the O.-
vv. i. er. in. company is operated inde
penaenuy, out us relations with ltd
parent roads force it to handle all its
business In connection with them to
the exclusion of the Union Pacific's
competitors. In other words, the line
from Portland to Omaha Is treated as
one road, which, from the standpoint
of itg stockholders, it really is.
It is explained that the change in the
style of name is for the purpose of unl.
formity and in an effort to create ad
ditional prestige in distant parts of the
"It is much easier to solicit business
for the Union Pacific system," ex
plained a local traffic official yester
day, "than for the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany. The Union Paclflo is known
over the width and breadth of the coun.
S, BIO CHRISTMAS TREES AND
try, while the O.-W. R. & N. Company
is not so well known and frequently Is
regarded as more or less of a iocal
road and not as a part of a great trans.
DOUGLAS ATTORNEY NAMED
Succeed George Brown.
SALEM. Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
tiovernor West today appointed George
Neuner. of Roseburg, District Attorney
of Douglas County, to succeed George
Brown, who will become Attorney
uenerai January 1. Mr. Neuner was a
Representative in the Legislature at
the last session, and the suggestion has
been offered that, inasmuch as he par
tioipated In making the County At tor
ney bill a law, he cannot serve as I
District Attorney. The Supreme Court
nas held that a member of a Leslsla
ture which creates an office cannot be
appointed to the office.
Governor West, however, says the
last Legislature did not create the office
to which he has appointed Mr. Neuner.
Mr. Brown was the District Attorney
before the law providing for District
Attorneys In each county was passed,
and therefore Mr. Neuner is appointed
to illl an unexpired term.
FAIR CHRISTMAS ASSURED
Weatherman Says It Will Be Clear,
Clear, bracing Christmas weather Is
the gift of Acting Forecaster Drake to
Portland today. He predicts that east
erly winds will continue and that the
holiday will be fair.
The thermometer readings yesterday
showed a minimum of 23.S and a max
loom of 40:6. Portland's rainfall now
Is 8.17 inches below the average since
It was colder yesterday by 10 degrees
in a region extending from Montana to
Iowa and south to Western Missouri.
Editor of Sllverton Journal Free.
SALEM, Or, Dec. 24. (Special.)
J. Ej. Hosmer. editor of the Sllverton
Journal, who was convicted of libeling
the Mount Angel Academy, is again
a free man. He served a sentence of
100 days In the County JaiL Hosmer,
while a prisoner, wrote articles for
his paper, but Sheriff Each refused to
send them from the jail, declaring they
snouia not oe puDiisnea.
Gateway Organizes Club.
. GATEWAY, Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
A Commercial Club was organized
Monday night here. Roscoe Gard,' one
of the recently-appointed commission
ers for the new county of Jefferson,
acted as temporary chairman and B.
F. Hill, secretary. A. P. Clark was
elected delegate to the Irrigation con
gress in Portland early In January.
Medford Girls Get Dolls; Boys Toys.
MEDFORD, Qr., Dec 24 Medford
held a public Christmas tree this after
noon and gave a doll, supplied by civic
organizations, to every little girl and
toys to boys. The Associated Charities
gave a two weeks' food supply and
clothes to every needy family.
County Clerk Remembered.
Deputies and clerks in County Clerk
John B. Coffey's office yesterday pre
sented him with a handsome traveling
toilet set, suitably engraved, as
Christmas remembrance. Deputy Pat
Mahaffey was selected to make the
Laborer Hangs Self Xear Burns.
BURNS, Or., Dec. 24 (Special.)-
Nels Peterson, a Norwegian laborer who
came here about a month ago from St.
Mary's, Idaho, hung himself to a tree
yesterday in the timber about 15 miles
north of Burns, where he was employed
64 years of merchandis
ing in Portland, and to
where, we extend
our sincere wishes
fr. o Xr 17! t? r v
Olds, Wortman &King
Reliable . Merchandise
See Evening and Morning Papers for
Special Store News
BIG FEAST IS PREPARED
ALL HUNGRY BIDDEN TO AXSUAL
DINNER BY O.-W. II. 'N. CO.
Finest Fare Provided, and Talks Will
Be Made by ArrKbbthop and
This, will- be Christmas day Instead
of merely the 25th of December for the
homeless men of the waterfront.
They will be the guests of the O.-W.
R. & N. Company at the annual Christ
mas "feed" arranged by its officers.
Engraved invitations have been dis
tributed among the mer, who other
wise would be without a regulation
Christmas dinner. The first table will
be set on board the steamer Hassalo at
the Ash-street dock promptly at 11
o'clock. From then until the last hun
gry man has been supplied the feasting
Attaches of the O.-W.. R. & N. Com-
Danys commissary department oegan
on Wednesday to prepare the good
things for today's dinner. They have
killed the fattest steer and slaughtered
the heaviest hogs they could find In the
O.-W. R. & N. territory. This nucleus
they have supplemented with great
heaps of smooth-skinned spuds and
amnle Bundles of fresh cabbage, tur
nips, beans, peas and other members of
the vegetable family.
Then, to top this all orr, they nave
prepared stack after stack of big.
bulging mince pies and numerous Ket
tles of Juicy rnum pudding.
A little musical and oratorical pro
gramme will be provided as a side issue
to the main attraction. Among the
principal speakers will be Archbishop
Christie. Bishop R. J. Cook and Dr. A.
A. Morrison. The Ad Club quartet will
The food will be piled on the table
and the men invited to help themselves.
They will be urged to eat until their
appetites have been satisfied as long
as a vacuum remains in a single stom
The Hassalo has been decorated with
cedar boughs and other evergreens.
True Christmas environments will bo
provided, and officials of the O.-W. R.
& N. Company hope that a Christmas
spirit will prevail.
GIRL ACCUSES PRISONER
Roseburg Young Woman Says Will'
lam Rupper Threatened Her.
ROSEBURG. Or, Dec24 (Special.)
William Rupper, arrested near Wil
bur yesterday charged with a murder
ous attack Tuesday night on Jennie
Olinghouse, a domestic at the home of
Carl D. Shoemaker, of Roseburg, late
today was bound over by Justice Mars
ters to the grand Jury session in Feb
ruary. Ball was nxed in the sum or
Miss Olinghouse was the cmer wit
ness at the hearing. She testified that
Runner threatened to kill her with
hatchet if she made an outcry. C J.
Grimm testified that he saw Rupper
leave the Shoemaker home witout coat
or hat. Miss Olinghouse still has flesh
wounds about the throat which, she
said. Were Inflicted by Rupper. She is
18 years of age and is pretty.
Exhibits introduced In evidence in
eluded a hatchet, rope, watersoaked
gunnysack and shreds of a waist.
AGENCY CLOSING UPHELD
Court Sanctions Law Routing Wash.
lngton Employment Offices.
SEATTLE, Wash., Deo. 24. The law
abolishing employment agencies adopt
ed by the voter of Washington last
month was declared valid today In a
These prominent chemists substantiate the opinion
of the millions of housewives who prefer and use
Rumford Baking Powder
for itsjoiown purity, economy, uniform strength and
exceptional efficiency. Experience proves that
Rumford not only raises the cake, biscuits or muffins
just right, but adds something of nutritive value to
the food. This is why Rumford is famous as
he Wholesome Baking Powder
decision handed down by Judge Gil
bert, of the United States Court of Ap--peals,
and District. Judge Neterer. Dis
trict Judge Cushman will file a dis
senting opinion. Counsel representing
the employment agencies attacked the
constitutionality of the law.
"The public welfare is the determin
ing factor," says the opinion, "and ex
pressed conclusion- of the electors of
the state Is that the interest of the
public generally requires the regula
tion provided by the act. and this is
conclusive upon the court."
CHILDREN'S HOME MERRY
Santa Visits Each Youngster and
Programme Is Carried Out,
The Children's Home was the scene
of one of the most delightful Christ
mas parties last night when Santa
Claus paid his annual visit to the
motherlefcs tots and to others who live
in the home. The programme, which
consisted of some Deautlful carols.
sont?s and recitations, was given en
tirely by the children, and there was a
round of applause after each number.
The donations had been quite gen
erous, and there was a present for
everyone. Each boy tried out his drum
and horn and the girls cuddled their
dolls. Besides the gifts there was
candy and fruit for each child. The big
dining-room rang with the merry
laughter of the youngsters as they
frolicked after the programme.
Ihere were several songs by the
boys and others by the girls. There
were 18 numbers in all in that pro
gramme and every number might bs
termed the "hit of the evening."
ROAD LOSES FRANCHISES
Portland, Eugene & Eastern Ousted
From Corvallis Streets.
CORVALLIS, Or, Dec. 24. (Special.)
The City Council last night revoked
the franchises of the Portland, Eugene
& Eastern Railway Company for
streetcar line rights of way. The bonds
of the company, amounting to $5000,
were declared forfeited, and the City
Attorney was ordered to take Imme
diate action to collect the bonds.
In April, 1912, franchises for lines of
street railway were granted and the
railroad company furnished $5000
bonds, to be forfeited in two years if
the company failed to complete and
operate two miles of street railway in
Corvallis. The railroad at the time
was a "Welch" line, and later was sold
to the Southern Pacific.
ARIZONA DRY JANUARY 1
Injunction Is Refused and Appeal
to Supreme Court Is Likely.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 24. The Arizona
prohibition law will go Into effect Jan
uary 1. The special United States
tribunal from which Injunctions were
sought to prevent its enforcement, re
fused to issue such injunctions in a
brief decision rendered today. Appeal
to the United States Supreme Court
will be taken at once, it-was announced.
Immediately after the decision attor
neys for Rev. Thomas M. Connolly, a
Catholic priest of Tucson, and for other
petitioners, made a motion to stay the
execution of the law, epnding the out
come of the appeal to the United States
Supreme Court, but this motion was
denied, thus clearing the way for the
law to become effective on the day
set. aJnuary 1. .
Seattle Meal Raiders Sentenced.
SEATTLE, Wash, Deo. 24. Eighteen
men who took part In an "unemployed"
raid on fruit stalls In a public market
last week were sentenced today to
serve 30 days each in the County Jail.
Another man. who was abusive to tho
Police Judge at the trial, was sen
tenced to serve 60 days.
'We bare made a complete analysis of
the contents of a can of Rumford Baking
Potrder purchased of a Portland grocer,
and found It to bo worthy of the highest
commendation as a healthful, efficient
end economical leavening agent.
GILBERT-HALL CO.. Chemists.