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SANTA BRINGS JOY
TO BABY HOME FOLK
FLASHLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT CH3ISTM AS TREE CELEBRATIONS FOR HOMELESS YOUNG
MOTS' DOLLAR DAY
GETS NEEDED FUNDS
Christmas Baskets Are Ready
and Autos Are Needed
Hcarts of 40 Kiddies Are Glad
rfened in Fairyland With
t Its Tree of Splendor.
GIFTS FILL TINY HEARTS
- - HARVEST OF SILVER TAKEN
eturns of tfje
TIIE MORXIXO OREGOXIAr. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1915.
CVril"J. Toj a4 Drlk-artee Dla
trtbatnl to Alt xm Are Takr.
lam Private llomr to Itato)
Ileal. Ilapay Holiday.
Jn-nua bah- lnutl'f. clerf.il rMK-
oo.J u k and a craat. s!immrtaj
4hria;ma.a traa. wlta arythlPC
ettnaMa en It pouch, turead tha Bahy j
Hem is fairy las t 'Srllm ova. j
Atit chlMrea IS lhaa yaaraj
f wor cad-Unal y ear-fr4 f
a... i . Tho rtmimia lr waa t la
th Uro Itvlaz-rooR, and around II
c.u.tarod the Barry youea"tr.
Many friend brought oya. ctothlnc
eVli.-acle In rat. 0f of th moat
,ori of atl IB lfi waa a Kraal.
rr boost fcoraa. on which h rail,
at ran turns. 4 ami ro.hal. Th irl
yea it. ramo aI-o. tn l ltr than, they
rroucni ; . l ira hook of brtcht lino
tis they Baa f-StnJ aa4 sw4
Th. hi.i.i-.o ra.ae.l (ha afteraoon la
1 ui-,t-mm ml p:ay. after whir.
a f.ar 4a at the home of f-ople who
afa iatafi in th- inatitutioa Ha.
.ntiy eavaral chliUr.n wr a'Joplc4.
bafca Naaaala Vainllaa.
"t dial want co I want la
iav fiar-" lobbl aula John.
"Hut. dear, tha womaa taking y
rnma to Ba ywur mRim4 aad cta ou
a ma. "
Hi I taat co. I taal go. I lov yot
It wa tt-t!e John. who yraterdiy wa
alo?t-l thn from t.e horn- thai
ra4 :t.rM him n.m.at (rm Birth
I'a R.l Been lhara toner than any cf
Ino ether hbl-. ar bla davottoa ta
t la only home ha ha t vr haowa. aa4
tho en;- aa ha h 4 aar h ranaad
Sa titt.a -Taar-.-l4 rat anaf,
Mt.a li-orc'a Mor.-, tha l .hr lleaaa'a
i.rii aptrtt. 114 har tA(f of auraaa
i.t tha sua.' tha room, an4 coo
lam. of tha in-t tttwa
f.iwt tm m aaa4 fa Jiirlll.
Tho ofra fhrtatmaa a-a a waa
ic of fc-j-nan-tp f-. than aa hour o!4
Bt3c .v tha flar Horn,. aa4 ta
a-pp.ciatiOi for tha twa km. I d.aja
f Madama Joma:;t to l;ia taatitutloa
tBa i,cemr i I ha a a m-t fo har.
Aaiaaf tha faa tfcia.t n4 happtaat
f a I tha (ro:a a-a I a o tl'fia M,il'a
h lifaa. .fm,ir.ali ,hrt aol h la
h.acaaTat pratrr auttar. W'rrtlr.
ay ho ta monfh. t. Two Itttla Japa
haht-a. Ma.oka ae t Katatko. lata
haaa mt tka hnma f.sr aavaral amataa
Thar tf. Jiat aa marrr an4 aathuat.
s.titf eaar t - A mart- aa Ikaa'a thar Ba4
aan oa thatr tour of a Bt- 4apartanaat
C"fa aa ar af tha othara.
a. aumhar f tho-o who a-a aaahln
9fTor. f- anaka au.-r-ofut tlotiaot'at
r'a. "K.'ma am.i J jiit." to Bo laa
a ? of I'a-'tin I .In.ara. haado4
hr Mtanta Jaia Jomai;tk a Jaaaary,
htaft anaka marry.
. af tha rli:;.f.a f-om 'ha hofna
ra !nTit..f out fir I'hriitmaa
ajmo an ,ur for t,rai dara.
Paha Homo la aa aaar tha I I.al of It
If ra af an laatttnl oa aa eaull aar (va
Ivi.l txorr a lait.r ra 14
f-nna !-: t Hirna. fr.ailant of tha
:.hr Ifam. boara of aiABaaara. arita
""U f apprariarlwn for tha auparta-t-n
i-at an I her ,tiT for tha aacaliaot
aiauian.at of u-r Homo. Mra.
!'' t'allar, ant Mrv "ra4 JaBa
a ran arara !, at yaal'Maya
annua; t'h rUr.maa raa fata.
ElRGLAR STEALS STOCKING
"Fa aira. ra"a
an4 firth from thai maatanoua racloa
la fra-l vhar. tha tra. o coocaol-d.
At t."i: lhara aou'd ta a cry. "All
riht. Nt than, la" Tha door areal4
ha throan a rw thar bafira yo
aa joi ru.h.l la a;3 tha t. shia-
hC aptaa-t farnwa Criat-r traa ltB
tha c i-a oi ha4 dr-amaU of aonl
anaar -n"r lisfti Irorn l(a hraahaa
ar la. 4 aa the fNo-.
loaal II a. ( hrkaiaaava Tra.
"" art t-.a a"oo4 otd 4yaT Hut
t"ir ra Ju.t a aTo-i aow. ta youac
'' a To Bat? Tbiaca coul4n I
ko mu'-h Battar. Baa aarthlrtar a ft
l .w waata. aucr. a s-a. tootbal akataa.
""ti lima' That r,m!ni aa. thara
t. I anr a thia Chrtatmaar Wall,
thai-o aau:: mi rawft tar a. an4 tka
aatlaao kaaa sat Ba4 to It. But It
4 iaa com prttr Rar4 aa fcaatara lolka
who a-a fcara for or t'tnairoaa
-" thoaa rautara.t at tka Mj!t
Bom.aa M it.l la.s bikl oa ar horn It
etna sr.tr- har4 waro Mr. ana Mra.
John It. li-at. af I'onahaaapaia X. T
M t r l-i4f.ol dauchtar t:Ua
rha lUknomil hat a fino He hrl.t-
a. a. tr-a aaat a n la tka bt koi.l
h.a:iroooi. wh'fra aaa waad.rfaUf 4ac
orRatf far tha a.-.a-alan. Tarrt w aa
a"-H! on tha traa for Karr fnm
M a5-.-ia:.r for ail tka youac.tara.
who hat a car tma of It :i.tv.
ii.'in. l aaothar U":la traa a!l to
kar.a:. aiu b k-r ar-nt h a4 4
'! !- aaa.ll.a I t, tka tittlo
t hriat.-n.aa tr.aa B.-k homo. .,l-n
t itt't kr 4oi:a on4 o h 14 kar aaor
I trrUi. ara'inj aa4 hal a f aa
lma .n.r;: t .1 aha ra-aaoBora4
u4!--: thai th-a aiarat kaaa aooar
aa i'4r.!u.t . a. krra
.l- tiaoaaaalo a. aaa laaa.
ho d.m.aa't4 aon-.a anoa r.
"Hut lon.i. thar n kaaa aaa
fcara." a. I kar ano'har -jt rmiBo hara.
"t aaarn aom fiaa." a?pa;4 luiaa.
T - r-- aaa a ro-farana to aao tal
, t ha dm W.th tha 014 of aa
n I tr h- ;94i. Balthor aaaia
tii'f r::..tu- anoar w aa fiat;y a
I a- a-t
Tha hafhor a.n a la tha flra
eai-apa an tha fliar av.rh.a4 artir, a
ta at t:-'r .. l.-a. At tha Brop-r
rom.. c r;:,a a fathar apan.4 tha
ifi.ia a.ar.ae taa f:ro aavan arMf
k - m.rh.r ra.l.tt
.. tha imm
Tho b-Khor. Tan;na eat oaar tha fir
p lai Ki ii aa ibo f.no
lo acain.t tho kn4'ia a a. tM4 II
' '!:. rafhar' l.'iiaa r.avrh.4
a it for ha .-it pa"i !. an tha l- Saa
"'.oo-h It a rf!4 t"a araoarr aha
!. That ;ISr la roairalitrttra
h ii.a-;f tat antanaar tka aplrii af
lhrv"m ara aarnaat.r.
Ja.f a " . mar fun.l.nt In nH .'atioa
' tha ('Sruiriui ar'rit In Irt'an4
T.ia .i'l-a'.'l i harfiaa too, la mora
thai iri'l tn ra "iJr la coo
tri.vtiann far tho ra;t.f af tho aafor-t-iaai..
rara aiaa.f tnaa aaaa raroiaa4
la ana atnar Thr.a 4ra of tha Chrtat
aa tha Muta l.aak la aaalVr 1: 11
f r tha a'hr .f-na work. Anoar a-Ia
to fa nan i'.i, of tTirlatmaa
ato.Wal A J'aUU. Ja (aa,
la), aa4 Carta rraea Fraaar TVrta-attoa llooao A aa Ita4 Traa la Haaaaarat af Tarbolt Bollalaa. at WaPrl Fraak
Bloaiaao lai Ciitaaa L-ft W aa Hoot. Katlaoa Itaklao. at tka Batr lloaao aa ooalatorh. Knit ha 11 a4
t -air hraaaaaao Ttaa l akarailaa
Chri.tmA. Cheer All Year Is
Pie of Addison Bennett.
:aarka4r .ake4 Tako Prroaaal
loaaar aaa taa If Aaara BVvbaaaae
.!- ra4K ttalaaw.
HIS U Chriatmaa 4ay. It la lup-
ava4 la la a day of rJolclrj
with oa. a day whoa aa not only
rajotra ouraalvta. but. aa a rule. (Ira
otk.ra caaaa la rajolr. Jt la a day of
fltta aaa tanafactlor.a. a 4ay a ban. aa
a rui. aa ramambor tha boor and aa
d'aaor to ! Ihrm ooa day cf plenty.
'a CbrUtmaa aplrlt" la aa honor to
mankind, it HPitiaaa tha BIChoat form
of rirUiiatioa. Hut w a are loo apt to
avaiata.a tka "Chr'.ilmaj pint" for
but a briar a.axin. all loo brief. Did
yea ,r '.ef to tMok hl a clorlou
acrid thla would ba If Ihla Vbrlatmaa
aptnt rould bold ay tha wboie year
t r. rtatroaa. aa nearly atl parson
know, la celebrated altb oa becauaa w
haaa br.a lausbl that on that day or
Ita aju:atnt tho Chrut child waa
born mora thaa la yara aco. Bui
a arrrat many paople Join la the tea.
tlaiti'e of the day who do Dot halloa
tha ll;biical story about tha birth or
Ik lira af t'tri.t Taklna the world
tkrouck on It about ooa-tMr4 of tba
prop a rontpoa what w ca!l tha Cfcrla
lioaa Iftoa who boUeaa la tbrlat 11
la w: for aa to thlak of that. Wa.
of course, batleae thai wa ara rtarhl
aa4 tka othar wronai; but two-third
at tha pooplo of tba world ba;iava that
w ara antf. hha. I wa thaa ay that
Iko fotlowar of foofuclua and Vuddba
aa4 the Ibouaanda fit minor aacta ara
o wroaa; aa to ba without the pale?
a a a
Suppooa aa tbia day wa make em
ealaae bat eaosca lo la aaary boaaal
ma a aad fcoaaat womaa la the world
cr4i for blo stacera la bla or bo
batlefT And. balnaT mlnrvt. will ttiay
pari raap Our Itatlalon. after alt.
la fouad.4 oa r!ht. truth and Juatara.
which a a Tula ara prae4 by tho
ma n or v4 whom lhay baliaaa la and
claim to (ol'oa a. aa Ohriatlaaa. cao-
aot wad make ticht of tha follower af
oikar r iB'oO'. bacaaao wa ara larrt
bir apiu up la our aaa baliota. our
r.I aloa. oar brelhara aa4 alatrra batne
dit.i.4 lata kundr.da af aacta No,
of lhara la abaolutaly wrons. Bona la
abaotutely r!akl. but wa rlrrl tbara
and love tham. ona and all. bocauaa
tkey ara Blacora la their baMofa.
fa of lh raoal aplandld elllaaa
wa haaa eaar had la thla country, some
af tka fiai aaa a aad womaa who ar
la Tar-toad, do a bolla la
oa) al alt Thar da aot baUav thara
oaar waa 'a Chriat rM:i. la thara the
lory af Mary aa4 tha ma-car la pure
fiction, that lh book wa raw the ftibte
ta a crudo book of li.a. Ana rt tb.a
naa aa4 weravaa ara aurh aplaadid. alo
r,r, hoaaat. patriotic citlaraa thai w
lo a tkana. not for what Ikay blla.
but tar what Ikay pr art tea.
a a a
al a (u.t for a brlaf momaat
for cat Ikal Chri.tma la ralabrated aa
a day af ihki aa tha aaalt.raarr
of tho' Birth af tho Oiriat child and
caaai tfcoa aa4 all cthar paop'a oa tba
faa4i-wla.a of all rrliciona rlcbt.
truth and )tica. That ouchl not la
bo at.ti.u:i for aa an-4 t'tnatiaa or
a. aU CalaUaaa id Ua if. i-aS Jtaji
' V- iT
about Ilia it of the trarhlnca of the
Now about thla Chri.tma spirit. Tot
al I note I do not capita. laa tha word,
whlrh la bacaua I am now talkmc to
you a man to man. rrrardleaa of any
act. I wlah lo dral Jut aa crntly
with thoao who think that !' arav
enda all. thai we to to our dealba aa
co tha patient ox. tna blrda of tba for
rat or tha Rahra of thn aaa. aa lo
thoao who bet eve In "that city paved
witb sold, wblf h la In heaver.
Kry bualnras man of any moment
cloaea ap hi book for tha year about
thla sanaon aad takea what ha calls
trial balance. To do thia ha takes I
Invoice of the stock on hand. Then ha
aa whrre he aland and compares It
with hia standlnc a rar i,.. If he
flnda ha baa run bel.lnd and la a ood
buainaaa man ha at once begin to
rrtnady the cause, or trlea to. Now.
would It not be a itood plan for u all
lo ba aa fair with ourselvea. with lhal
park within us wmch wa rail the soul
or conscience, with our frlrnds and
nalchbor. aa for the buslneaa man to
ba fair to hia buatnea Ideal?
a a a
So why not make of this Chrlatma
day a tort of clearance day for our
Uvea? Wny Dot on thla day ask of
ouraelvea a few pointed and pertinent
questions? Suppose wa let Iba first
ona ba somethina; like this: Have I
Ilve4 an honest Ufa durlna; tha last
year? And by honeaty I mean tha word
to have Its fullest and stroocrat mean-
Ina". I do not mean as to whether you
have stolen money or ood. although
It comprise thoee Crimea, but have I
lived op n all particulars to that wide
rellcloa of rlcbt. Imtb aad Justice?
Have you; have I?
-And tha first of thea la charity.'
I auppoaa la all rrliciona there la soma
such lenet aa that. Do you not know
that very ctoa lo ydu thera are people
In dire trouble- If you do not. then you
hava not looked around much. If you
looked yon found them; If you found
them and did not exrrclae charity, then
you failed ta your duty and tha whole
world la tha loaer thrrrbr. Not simply
yourself. Whan we shirk a duty the error
has a wid slanlf l-ance very wide.
Tha poor, tho unfortunate, the suffer-
Ins; ara always with us. Many of tho
caaaa caa bo heatad without money,
charity la not always, not even usually.
caa of donatina; monry. And when
It la It Is not the amount that counts.
not by any m.ana. Tha widow' mlt
tcall It a fable If you chooael typifies
a creator cirt tnaa an the money aver
Clvsa by Carnegie and Rockefeller.
TVbat a bleaaed eld world It la! What
b'eaaed people live In It! How much
mora Mraa.4 It would ba If wa would
arb do bl or bar fall duty towards
our f.llowman" And how much bap-
plar wa would all bo! Trrhapa there
la aotklntr that la such a dat-rrent of
wroncdoinc aa charity charity In Its
narrow irna of rallarlnc dlatreaa. Dur
lna Ihla holiday season tha Portland
paop'.e bare opened their hearts and
op.n-4 their puraoa a aever before.
l.al ue noi force! It. and try and make
lha Oirlstmaa spirit last the whole year
)fcMlnnlll Wrlorrra New Pastor.
M-MtVXVIIXr. Or, Doc. SI 'tip.
rlal llew. J. N. MrConn.IL of Dodge
city. Kanaa. oat.ra upon bla newly
rhoaea outlra aa pastor of tha C'hriatiaa
Chorrh oa New Tear day. Kev. Mr.
M-"onrII waa formerly encacad in
rvancellat r rrlra in f,on and Wa-b.
acton II served aa pastor at iioae-
. v:a.w f 7 U .:irir.
; ; it
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MANY MADE HAPPY
Home Have Merry Time.
RfYTARY PI IIR n&Y'5 UflST
Children Enjoy Fine Dinner, near
Music, Ilecelve Candy and Toys
From Santa. Big Silver Dollars
and Outfit for Another Tree.
Wide-eyed with wonder and anttel'
nation, the children from tha Fraser
Home entered tha crystal dining-room
of th Benson Hotel as If they were
entering fairyland and received from
th Rotary Club a Chriatmaa welcome
that will leave pleasant memories In
their hearts for years to come.
Dr. J. If. Boyd was making the
Christmas addreas when Mayo Methot
appeared In the doorway costumed aa
poor child. Dr. Boyd invited her In.
but he shook her head, saying that
ah had lots of other little children
Bring them all In with you." he
aid. and she led thera Into tha room
all th little children from the Fraser
Home, from the tiniest boy and girl
to th bigger fellows who wera getting
cloae to tha long-trousered stag.
Thera was a long table, plied with
Christmas dainties, reserved for them,
and they settled Into their chairs with
sighs of satisfaction, and for a long
tlma they had nothing to say. because
they were loo busy making havoc of
tha Christmas dinner.
Then cam Santa Claus. whose name
off tha staca la Dr. E. K. Scott, and
found that there waa a present for
every on of the children on th tree
In th middle of the halL
Preaently D. I. Williams announced
that ha had Reelected to bring any ape.
clal present for th children, "but I'd
Ilk lo civ them something, anynow,
eatd and made th round or th
children's table, slipping a dollar Into
lha hand of each delighted youngater.
Then others raucht th Idea and put
basket by th door, and everybody
wha had forgotten to bring special
Clfta left dollars or other coins in the
basket for the children aa thy out.
By th doorway waa alao a pile of
books, toys and candles, which had
been broucht t"T the Chrlstmaa tre
to ba clvn at the rraser noma today.
Thara war fully eoouch package to
fill up a big automobile truck, and
t looked Ilk a pretty exciting and
diversified Chrlstmaa for th children.
tarsldea th Chriatmaa trea and th
donation of glfta yeterday. Mary
Kdcetl naker. Henry ckougall and
larold liurlburt aang solos, and Dr.
Rdmund Myers aang a composition of
bis own. on "Rotary bplrlt
Whaa ta entertainment for th kid
dles wa over. Mayo Metnot stood up
heatd old Santa Claua and sang, softly
and aweetly. "Take Me Back to Baby
.and." and aa she passed out of the
hall slnclnc. followed by the little boys
and girls from the Kramer Home, many
of tha members of th Rotary Club bad
Expanse of Relief Work is ow
Defrayed Dinners Arc Sup
plied to More Than 500
Home In Portland.
2a AVTOS !EKDF.D BY Ml'TS
To carry bketo to tha needy
famlllea of Portland today the
Muta need 15 to 20 automobiles
for one trip thia morning at 9
Much of the effort on the part
of the Muta will lose effect If
tha baaketa are not delivered on
time. Many machine-ownera
have promised cars, but more
All who can provide or ar
range for cars are asked to send
or bring; them to J. W. Crossley
at Muta' headquarters. Broad
way, between Stark and Oak
The holiday holdup of the Muta yes
terday netted them, nobody knows Just
how much money, for late last night
it still waa coming In.
Last evening there was $771. So at
headquarters, and some of the commit
tee were still out after more.
"There'll easily bo $1000 when Its
all in. and probably nearer $1"00." said
J. K. Buckingham, who was one of the
most active workers of the day. and
who collected, with his team of work
ers. I-JO. ,
"Ilube Foster won't quit work, and
he's out about town somewhere, with
no telling how much money already
collected, and still after more.
Tho Muts' dollar -day campaign or
gan at S OCIOCK )Tilcruj
and kept up until midnight or later.
.nH hat warn 75 and 100 members of
the Muts participated In the work at
one time or anoiner.
Isaprampta Affair Sneceeda.
Th nl.n wa.i launched on Thur
Ha kv J. v. Crossley and kudo rosier,
nt for an affair gotten up im-
nrnniDlU. SO to SpraK. waa one ui i
most successful things of the
avar aaan fn I'ortiana.
band of 88 pieces, made up iron
...-I., avarv hand in tna Cliy. wa
.r noon to he D ine paraur. u
liov Scouts and (Sons or rpam-n v ar
r.i.niu armed with tin horns, helped
In the excitement, and 50 automobiles
carried the worKera. - " " ' "
, r.ii. v. avrrv srood fellow In the
.Itv of a Hollar.
inrl rvr rvriortV gave UP wimi'-u
K..t nn. remarked J. S. Bean wntn
it.. t..mnii and the shouting died
anH an wa took blS IUP rooe ino
hm-krd' It and that put him in along
with the rest. .
Mm Dollar Extractors, fairness
. i k r lh.
was tna cara worn u-
w.v.r. and thev carried their police
.f.na-.arm worK into C V r I J uoi b v.
it.. rv brinirlnar DacK a narvesi m
The funds of the Muts win now or
more than 13000. and the expenses or
lha Christmas relief work, mat iney
hni. rarried on this year Will Da gf
frayed, thanks to the Insistence of the
gentlemen highwaymen wno uu"
ih.ir arrvlrra for the day. and to the
anoH. n.turrd liberality with which
the general public allowed itself to be
frisked" for Its dollars 10 mane
happy the hearts or the poor on Lnrim-
Kxpectatloaa Are rnrpaaaed.
n-h. Mm, intended to supply Christ
m. Hlnnrrs to 350 families for today.
instead they had delivered dinners
to more than 500 last night, and were
still preparing to hand out baskets to
will ba needed this
morning to complete the work of de
livering th baj-keta, so that every
family that has been reported may be
"All we want is for 20 or 30 men
with autos to come and donate one
trip to th Muts this morning, and we
will be able to take care of everyone."
said Big Mut Strandborg.
This ia the second year inai me wuu
have conducted their Christmas oay
relief, and thev have covered an even
greater field this season than last. Men
and women have contributed wnn
equat unselfishness of their time and
money to help the worn nons ana. Be
sides the hundreds of homes maae
happy by Christmas cheer today, tney
have Drovided clothing ina oiner
necessaries to thousands of needy peo
ple in the past month In which they
have been aonducting their campaign.
SALEM BRIDGE PLANS IN
Estimates for Willamette Span Ron
From $128,430 to $201,510.
RAI.KM. Or.. Dec. ti. (Special.)
Nineteen sets of plans for the proposed
bridge across tba Willamette River at
Salem were submitted by engineers to
the County Courts of Tolk and Marion
tod,v' ' w ...
The plans Include structures for both
the concrete and steel types, with esti
mated costs ranging from $126,430 for
.. . . , j ... nil K1A
a high-level sieei onu&o w a--".-.-for
a low-level concrete bridge. Nearly
all the plans were for a 30-foot road
w. and a six-foot walk at each side.
The Joint meeting of the courts of Ma
rlon and PolK countien 10 qikum m
plans for the proposed structure was
held behind closed doors.
Cathlamet Schools Start Holidays.
CATHLAMET. Wash.. Dec. 14. (Spe
cial.) Cathlamet school closed toaay
for the holiday. Kach room celebrated
with a party, vt hen scnooi re-opens
it will be in the new ouuaing wnicn
waa completed this week at a cost of
110 000. The formal dedication of the
building will b January 11. Mrs. Jo-
aer-hlna Preton will speak.
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DEALERS' GAINS BIO
Holiday Business Larger Than
Last Year, Say Merchants.
PEOPLE MORE OPTIMISTIC
Trade Belter Than Expected, In
creases rtunning as High as 50
Per Cent Early Closing Is
Cause of Early Buying.
One of the best possible indications
of the beginning of the return of pros
perity In the Northwest has been the
Christmas shopping season just closea.
according to representative merchants
in nearly every line. Here is what they
Will Roberts, of Roberts Bros.
People are feeling more encouraged
over conditions than they were, even
a few months ago, and are spending
more money. Our holiday trade was
far better than we expected, and there
is every indication that it will be bet
ter still in the post-holiday season.
More people are buying, though indi
vidual sales may be a bit smaller.
W. F. Woodward. of Woodard
Clarke Company Our business showed
a 30 per cent Increase over the previous
year in November and I believe that
December will be as good or better.
There is more work now than a year
ago: there is more money in circulation,
and the people generally feel more opti
mistic for the future.
Julius l Meier, of Meier & Frank
We have had a wonderful season and
I think it is safe to estimate that we
have served 33 1-3 per cent more cus
tomers this season than last. The
closlne of the stores at 6 o'clock had
er Jan. i,
Spring Valley Wine Co.
"THE BIG MAIL ORDER HOUSE"
418420 Clay St., San Francisco, CaL
We shall continue our business according to the same
ideals as we have done in the past. We shall deal
only in the same high quality brands of wines,
liquors and brews and shall attend to our customers'
needs as thoroughly and rapidly as we have in Port
land. We place rich men's stocks within the reach
of poor men's purses.
of c7 Merit Only"
apparently no effect on the volume of
business nor the dispatch with which
it could be handled. Teople shopped
earlier this year and the Christmas
rush, so-called, was better distributed
over the season.
If. C. Wortman. of Olds. Wortman &
King We are greatly pleased with the
way things have gone this season. The
volume of business has been greater,
in one sense, than ever before. We have
delivered more parcels than in any pre
vious season, and our cash returns have
been beyond our expectations. I be
lieve that a better feeling prevails
throughout the city and that business
in the post-holiday season will be con
siderably better than it was in the
same period a year ago.
Will Lipman. of Lipman, Wolfe &
Co. Our business has been better far
than in the holiday season of 1914. Pur
chases as a rule ran lower in price,
but the volume was much greater and
there were far more Individual sales.
W. K. Conklin. secretary of the Retail
Merchants' Bureau of the Chamber of
Commerce Reports from all of the re
tailers with whom we have communi
cated are to the effect that the season
of 1915 holidays has been much better
than that of last year, and far better
than the merchants expected. Increases
in business for the season amounting
to from 10 to SO per cent more than
that of a year ago come in. and the
general attitude is that times are be
coming more prosperous, money easier
and the people more optimistic.
WAGE INCREASE IS GIVEN
Rapid Transit Company Makes
Christmas Gift to Employes.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Between 6000
and 7000 employes of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company today received
a Christmas gift from the company in
the shape of an annual wage increase
WORCESTER. Mass.. Dec. 24. The
Grafton & Knight Manufacturing Com
pany today distributed 185,000 among
its 1700 employes as bonuses for loy
alty during the past year in an un
precedented rush of business.
Pine cellulose ia the only substitute for
absorbent cotton at presrnt.