i 1 Mm The vVeaitlier OREGON . Rain or snow Eight Pages Today .and colder; fresh northerly winds. Monday .Max. ,42; Mln. 33; River, 4. 5 falling; Precipita tloa .64; Snowfall 3 inches; Atmosphere cloudy; Wind northwest. . Only seven more shopping days until Christmas. This issue carries many suggestions for practical gifts. Read the advertisements they will assist you in making, up your list. I. SEVENTH-FOURTH YEAR SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 1924 PRICE FIVE CENTS . - - i. . j i V I V V 4 f V I I 1 V h I: i THEE DEAD; TOTOUDDED TRAGEDY Vancouver Man Kills Wife and Daughter; Two Chil- ( riren Seriously Wounded; Commits Suicide FAMILYl QUARREL STARTS OVER FINANCIAL. MATTER Boy and Girl Flee for Shelter; , Hit By Bullets From Father's Gun J VANCOUVER., Wash., Dec. 15. In a family quarrel over money, J. M. McGinley tonight shot' and . Wiled his; bride of 4iTe days; khen shot and killed Lucille, her 'four year old daughter, using both a revolver . and. an axe on the firl. ': McGinley then shot and injured 'Jack, 12, his wire's 'son; and Ulnj 'lifaf.i;. a daughter, and as offi ! ' cers approached, shot 'and killed himself, i , eppjns jra japjnta iqnop eqx took place in a shack on the Mag ley race! "track near Vanvouver. Minnie " ran frightened from the place and was struck by a bullet as she left. Jack, too. was shot as he ran away. Both were hit in the Jegs. Their injuries, how ever,5 were said not to be serious. McGinley and Mrs. G. M. Cal loway : eja me' to Vancouver five days ago from Montana and were married I here. They then took living quarters at the race track, asking permission from the Mag leys to stay several days. The trouble was said to have started over money owed to Mc Ginley by his brother, when the two were in business in Montana. I Mrs. McGinley, said Jack, who appeared to be an, unusually in telligent youngster, demanded that her husband get the money from his brother at once or she would call the police. "All right," " McGinley was said to have replied, idrawingj his revolver, "111 fix . . you." i s McGinley then fired at his wife, - killing her instantly. Then;he turned on Lucille. She died shortly afterward in the Van couver hospital. Chief of Police McCrite . and Harry "Williams, state traffic, of ficer, were the first to reach the scene, r ; As they approached they heard a shot. Entering t!wy found McGinley lying on the j'or. He had apparently died instMitly. Before her marriage Mrs. Mc Ginley was Mrs, G. M. Calloway and lived for several years near Spokane, Wash- Her husband was arrested several years ago as a : suspect iin the robbery of a bank at Vader, Wash. -Later, she ob tained a divorce and some time afterward went to Texas, where she Is said to have met McGinley. The pair, officers said, went from Texas to Montana by automobile .and. McGinley engaged in business with his brother. Vancouver. Hit By Severe , on Gale; Zero Temperature .'VANCOUVER,' B. C., Dec. 15. 'Wind assuming ; nearly cyclonic proportions tore through .the Fra--ser -valley- today-d tempted auto mobile and, railroad traffic, and blew down telegraphic and tele phone lines Lat several places. The gale was accompanied by a severe drop n . temperature, ;the ther mometer hovering near the zero point tonight. .... - MONDAY WASHINGTON IN Memorial services for Woodrow Wilson were held at the eaplto". j . . . " The national conference on street and highway safety began a meeting at the call of Secretary Hoover. ; ' ' - . ' ' w - ' iV - ' . Corporation -incomes derived fromi export trAe were held by the supreme court not exempt from the Income tax. . .. The department of justice re iterated its intention to leave the Weebawken, N. J.. liquor cases to the local authorities. , ! ' ' Navy air experts, it was learned, have plans for a six million cubic feet airship which would be the largest ever proposed, 5 A favorable trade balance of $198,000,000 for November was shown in American trade figures issued by the commerce depart ment.! t ' t Looseness in execution work in the internal revenue bureau was charged by Chairman Couzens of . the ' senate investigating commit tee, h- ; , . - - - The senate Judiciary commit tee appointed a sub-committee to Investigate the Washington Her ald's Hl!"r!il on the Underwood Anti-Picketing Bill Is j j Again Iritrotiuced Aftier ; Has Epng EMdDormant After being covered with dust for several months in the archives of the city council, the anti-pic k eting ordinance was passed by the city council by a margin or, four votes last night; . .The ordinance was first introduced to the city council some months ago during a series oV picketing operations, which were in process at that time. Only two readings had been given the ordinance when it was returned to the dark. Last night, however, it was quietly brought! to, the meeting unheralded. Members of the city council did not. know that it was to be brought up for discussion. It was read and voted upon by .12 council members, eight of whom voted yes and four no. The ordinance is designed to prohibit loitering, picketing, car rying or displaying of banners for certain purposes named in the or dinnace, and carries a penalty for the violation thereof. : Following a motion to lay; the matter upon the table which was lost, it was brought to a vote. There i was no meeting of the labor council tar help frame the ordinance, it developed during the WHEATFUTURE Expert Holds Solution of Problems. Depends Upon Economic Principles The solution to the problems of the farmers is not political, but must be found on sound economic principles, according to SV L. Shull, general manager of the Pa cific Flour Export company and prominent Portland business man, who. spoke on the "American Far mer and His Relations to Foreign Wheat Markets" at the Chamber of Commerce forum Monday noonn The chief remedy is to inspire co operation in production and con sumption, and until the farmer and growers and the business men get together little can ; be accom plished, he held. The speaker took a firm stand against any pro posed price fixing by the govern ment." ,':...' , - "Canada and Argentina are the main competitors of the United States in the prodnction of wheat' Mr. Shull said, f "Wheat can only be produced profitably upon cheap lands and the trend has always been toward the west. Argentina can produce ten times the present crop, and Canada is using only one-sixth of the land adapted to wheat production. -The average yield in Canada for the last five years was 16 W bushels an acre. Wheat, is produced 50 cents a bu. lower; than in the United States and is of a better milling quality. Land values are much less, aver aging 40 an acre against $79 in this country. - Freight rates .are (Continued on pas 8) . FIDEPSR1EIT Estimated Damage About $28,000 Caused By Blazes Many Miles Covered The annual report of the Salem fire department discloses that for the year ending December 1, 1924, a total of 234 'alarms were ans wered in which 395 miles were covered and 18,150 feet of 2 inch hose. and 3,500 feet of 1 inch hose was laid. In the mean time the fireboys raised 649 feet of ladder and used 1,208 gallons of chemicals, j 1 The loss of buildings during this time was $9,415.65, while the in surance paid on buildings was $8. 255.95. The lore on the contents of the buildings amounted to $18, 220 and the insurance amounted to $11,120. i During the ; past, year eight alarms were answered outside the city. : . POISOiie EIGHT Six Men and Two Women Dead From Holiday Liquor; Five More are Dying NEW YORK, Dec. 1 5. -Eight persons two. women and six men -are dead and five reported .dy ing as the result of an epidemic of poison liquor cases here since last Saturday. . Sixty-seven per sons, including 11 women, are now Id the alcoholic ward of the eUevue bos?pltalt S CT UVOOD ALCOHOL meeting. Neither was there a pub lic meeting of any sort, wherein discussion- of the matter .was tak en Up. :' ' Councilman Dancy asked for an opinion from the ctty attorney, who stated that he had not been consulted regarding the ordinance and therefore could not give a statement concerning it. He said, however, that - he could give a written statement later.! L. J. Slmeral, who Is a member of the labor council as well as the city council,' stated that he had not heard any discussion of the bill. : ; Councilmen voting in favor of the ordinance were George Alder in, B. B. Herrlck, Hal Patton, W W. Rosebraugh, H. Galloway, H. H. Vandervort, C. Van i , Patton, and G. .Wenderoth. Those voting no were W. H. Dancy, L. J. Sim eral, George Thompson, and Ralph Thompson. The ordinance is framed along the same lines as the one of Los Angeles. According to the opinion of local labor leaders it will not be declared- constitutional, saying that it was in direct conflict with state laws pertaining to picketing and anti-picketing. , i TRIBUTE IS Congress and Cabinet Mem bers Honor Memory of Former President WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. Con gress and those who had an inti mate connection with the private and public life or Woodrow Wil son paid tribute to his memory today in the chamber of the house of representatives. Former cabinet officers who shared his burden of war and its aftermath, members f the su- preme court, and 'envoys of "for-" eign. governments, with Mrs. -Wilson and members of his family and special guests, sat with the senators and representatives as Dr. Edwin Alderman, president ot the University of Virginia and a lifelong friend of the war presi dent, delivered the formal oration. I President Coolidge and his en tire cabinet participated in the exercises, occupying half of I the first half of the seats, the remain der being held by Chief Justice Taft and other members of the supreme court. Mrs. Coolidge, accompanied by the White House military aide, was in the executive gallery. - Speaking from the same ros trum where Wilson delivered his message to congress. Dr. Alderman denied there could be anything of "failure in his great attempt as president. f ' i ' ! "If there was failure, it was humanity's failure," he said. "I envisage him rather as a victor and a conqueror. To make him the one undaunted advocate of the world's hopes, the scapegoat of a world collapse, is to visit upon him an injustice so cruel that it must perish of its own reason." . .. . -, ;; , ; With an apparent deliberate ef fort to Terrain rrom rorensic de livery, the speaker traced the career of Wilson from boyhood, through student days to' his en trance into democratic, and finally international politics. The sustained interest of the audience was manifest throughout the 80 minutes of his, discourse. Mrs. Wilson, clad entirely in black, except for the relief pr a white collar, occupied a front seat In the reserved gallery directly in front of the speaker's stand. She sat quietly with hands folded and her eyes continually upon Mr. Al derman.;' I08T BE SETTLED Position on Question Must Be Declared; Further Delay Impossible WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. The senate, under an unanimous con sent agreement, must . declare its position on government or private operation of Muscle Shoals . by 3 p. m. tomorrow. Senator Underwood, author of the Underwood Muscle Shoals bill now before the senate has de manded such an expression of the senate in its vote, on the Smith amendment which would strike out of the bill the entire leasing clause and leave only the govern ment operation provisions. The Alabama senator holds that the amendment would strike out the heart of his bill and has said he would regard the vote on it as a forecast of the final vote. The op position, meanwhile, is centering Its effort to kill the bill through fupport p the amendment, : shoals mm CHRIS KDWITZ CITHTTfllEI Van Patton Resigns From Council and Mrs. Ander son Elected to Park Board; Return Other Officers COUNCIL CONSIDERS SEVERAL ORDINANCES Dogs and Parking are Dis cussed; Routine Business Occupies Meeting I Chris Kowitz, present assistant city attorney, was elected, city at torney to succeed Ray L. Smith, who recently resigned, at a special meeting of thev city council fol lowing the regular session last night. Hewill take office at the first of the year. , - Other changes in the personnel of the city officers will be Damon Fleener, who was elected to. fill the vacancy in the council left by C. Van Patton, who resigns Janu ary 1. Mr. Fleener was a candi date against Alderman Galloway in the sixth ward. Mrs. Everett Anderson Was elected a member of the park board to succeed Miss Edith Hazzard, who in turn filled the unexpired term of Mrs. A. N, Bush.) The office of plumbing in spector was wished upon Batty Cooper in connection with his duties as sanitary inspector, wKo was re-elected. 1 1 All the present city officers were re-elected. These are Frank A., Minto, chief of police; Harry (Buck) Hutton, fire chief; Hugh H. Rodgers, city engineer, and Dr. William B. Mott, city health oiilcer. Plumbing Ordinance Read An ordinance providing for plumbing license and examination of plumbers was read for the first and second time and will come up for final action during the next, meeting - oi inecny council, ac cording to the action taken last night t at the regular meeting of tne council. Other ordinances coming up for the first and second reading concerned the driving over sidewalks, private driveways, dirt In gutters and the kinds of flags to be placed in cases of contagious diseases. ' An ordinance regulating the keeping and running at large of Clogs and for their impounding Was discussed in an ordinance. which was read for the first time last night. .The bill concerns the Improvement of the present. city dog pound, which is incurring much criticism. Conditions at the pound, it is said, are very bad. Parking Not Permitted 1 Cars cannot be parked longer than two hours between jthe hours of 12 o'clock and the early hours of the morning, if the ordinance that was read is passed. It was brought up for the first reading last night. Ordinances assessing the cost of improving the alleys in blocks 67 and 81 were discussed. The council milled over a mass of detail preceding the main bus! ness of the evening. Such mat ters as petition for the grading of McCoy from - Market to Madison were on8ldered.The petition to improve ' South Twenty-four and South Twenty-first was not grant ed. The same fate befell the petition-for a lateral sewer on Ne braska. Plans and specifications for a concrete aqueduct on Division street was read for the first time and ordered filed. Lights Not Allowed Street lights came in for a hard knock this time. Petitions for lights at Liberty and State. McCoy and Hood, Norway and Madison, and on Waller at Fourteenth and Nineteenth were not granted. However the Page & Jewett com pany was granted permission s to erect a light. John Thomas was granted his petition for a street light at South Eighteenth and Mission. A light will be placed at North Capitol and Parrish. The petition of the Chamber or Commerce for an electric sign was given favorable consideration. The petition ot Frank Palm to erect a sign at 481 Ferry was accepted. An agreement for the construc tion of . a wooden sidewalk on Cross street in the Pleasant Home addition was rejected. Vandevorfs Last Meeting - With Council Lively One Putting up a strong argument for the property owners on north Summer, Councilman H. H. Van dervort brought his last session with the city council ' to a fitting close' last night, when a resolu tion which was to provide for the basis of paying cost of re-improv-Ing Summer street and for the commencement; of proceedings to make such improvements, went down to defeat by a vote of 3 to 9. ; ' ' The climax came when Alder man Vandervort demanded a roll call and after the result stated that the remaining councilmen would receive stinging rebukes be cause they had 'sent the resolu tion q a mitigated 'defeat. GRAVEYARD FRAUD OT ArVQ TWf Hfl?M IN TOILS OF LAW New Version of Time-Honored Gold Brick System Worked Successfully .in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15. John R. Osborne and C. C; Fitzpatrick used the Osborne-Fitzpatrick fin ance corporation to dig between. $3,000,000 and $5,000,000 .in fraudulent . profits. put. pf a grave yard promotion scheme, according to the federal indictment on which they' were arrested here today charged with using the mails to defraud. ' F. G. Waterman, an associate of the finance corporation found ers, also was arrested. His bail was placed at" $15,000,' while Os borne and Fitzpatrick were re leased on bonds of $25,000 each The three men were secretly in dicted after an investigation of Beveral months had revealed, fed eral authorities said, that the de fendants sold cemetery lots for from $150 to $2500 to customers by promising them fabulous prices. Burial space was so scarce in and about Los Angeles, their salesmen were alleged to have said, that bodies were being buried two- deep in the existing cemeteries So readily were Investors convinc ed of the big profits to be had. by providing ?.-t resting places for the crowdetY-dead that tne agents had no difficulty In dis posing of a 65-acre tract com prising the Valhalla, Memorial park north of here,. and an adjoin- isg 52-acre tract called the val halla Mausoleum park. L Fine Program and Dinner Offered By Club at Mar ion Hotel Last Night '-, An excellent program and ban quet was offered at the Marion hotel last night for the annual ladles night of the Rotary club, when wives and friends of mem bers were entertained. V Prof. I, E. Vlnlng, of Ashland, president, of the state Chamber of Commerce, was the principal speaker. " He "was introduced by George Griffith. Rev. J. J. Evans, vice president of the club, read the Rotary principles. T.. B. Kay, president, presided. ' Special music was furnished by Frank ; Jue. Chinese tenor, who has appeared -in recitals and thea ters along , the coast. Mr. Jue lives in Portland and is a student at the University of Oregon. .Sev eral numbers . were given by the McDowell ladies' quartet. The hotel dining room - was decorated for the occasion, featuring flags and the Rotary emblem. CONFESSION HELD Mrs. Elsie Sweetin, Accused of Poisoning Husband ; Takes Witness Stand.'; , .1 MOUNT VERNON, III., Dee.i l6. On the. witness. stand today ,f or the second time in her own be half, Mrs. Elsie Sweetin, who, with ,Lawrence M. Hight, former pastor, is charged with the mur der by poison' of her husband, and Mrs. Anna Hight, told Judge Kern that she had signed a con fession that she gave her hus band poison three times once in candy, once in oatmeal and once in tomato soup but declared that it was jnot true. ' 1 . "I signed it because Hight told me to," she said. "I never pois oned my husband. - i "He told me when they left him In the room with me at the Mount Vernon court house' that every body believed I had poisoned my husband and that there was a mob forming and that unless I confessed the officers would let the mob get us and hang us." Mrs. Sweetin said. "I believed what he told me and I signed the con fession, but it is 'not true J ST 1 FALL Slippery Pavement Too Much for Alderman Who Had , Been on Sick List S. E. Purvine suffered a rrac tured lert arm at the wrist when he slipped" and fell on the pave ment Monday morning, while on the way to his office. The acci dent occurred on South Commer cial between Court .and State. Mr. Purvine. was .returning to his office after being confined to his home for nearly three weeks. Ho is a, member of the city couh Cll. !: : ' ? t was reported that he was resting comfortably as could be expected at his homer last night. rav (DIES ARE EfHEHED UfflEOl WOMAN P0E HIS III Theodore D. Robinson Assumes New Navy Post, r Has First Conference with Secretary Wilbur jNvw-rtj.s m m TOrjirnr-n-rrnrT-T--ffi itt" 111 " - 1 11 11 .-; Hi V.41 ""v,r ,y X if.: I?' . ' o? :, 5 ii ; M . h ;?. I I '' 31 ? :fv ' - y t h ': A ? t i : i Pi I - ii . i. - zrrt? 1 This photograph was made the day Theodore Douglas Robinson of !New Tork took up bis duties as '.Assistant Secretary of the Navy, jlle met the various heads of Navy Department in the office of Sec retary Wilbur. Robinson and Ad miral Edward AV. 'Eberle, Chief- f PRICE ILL : OUST REBELS Outbreak in Algeria and Mo ' rocco pearea; bpain Fails to Give Aid PARIS, Dec. 15. (By1 the AP.) France will be compelled to take precautions in Morocco to. strengthen her frontier protec tions and may have to exercise the right of pursuit in chasing rebels out of French occupied territory Should the unrest increase, it was said in official' circles tonight. Such measures, it was explained, would be taken solely for the pro tection of Algeria and French Morocco. 1 . France has no desire to annex territory evacuated by the Span iards, it was said. . Under the French-Spanish Moroccan conven tion of 1912, Spain is responsible for the maintenance of order in her zone.: Juridically if Spain does not fulfill her obligations, she forfets her rights, and if the sultan of Morocco requests France to Intervene to suppress a rebel lion against the sultanate in the Spanish zone, it was said Spain would have no, grounds to object TAX RECEIPTS SHOW DECREASE -i.. ' ,i s f ' Last of Quarterly Payments in; Reports Indicate) ,.' .Large Reduction I WASHINGTON, pec. 15. With the last quarterly payment of in come and profits taxes theoreti cally In the coffers of the govern ment and semi-annual payments on their debts to the United States accounted for from four, foreign governments, the treasury tonight approached the end of the Decem ber cycle of financing. It received payments today es timated at $336,000,000 and prac tically $92,000,000 in installments on the funded debts of Great Brit ain. Finland. Lithuania and llun garia. At the same time it retir ed in excess or $400,000,000 in maturing certificates or indebted ness. Its financing operations will not be complete, however, un til results of the present funding program through the issue of new long term bonds is concluded Dec ember 20. . ! The tax receipts ( although es timated, are regarded ass nearly correct and represent a reduction of $10,000,000 from receipts "In the same peiod last year. j j - - SHIP BREAKS LOOSE SEATTLE, Dec. 15. With four teen girls aboard, the Camara derie, a former United States ship ping board vessel was torn from its Lake Union moorings here to night by a gale and driven across the lake, , crushing three house boats and damaging one of nine newly-built government rum chas ing vessels. i ! FEED THE BIRR;S This snow came unexpected ly but even if it had been fore cast the bird would not have been prepared for it. The live stock can )e propea-ly taken care 1 of in an emergency but the only thing to do for the birds ! to place f."od outside lor them. Unless this Is done thousands will die during this storm. " FEED THE BIRDS I Operations, are standing and Sec retary Wilbur is seated. The new Assistant Secretary succeeded his cousin, CoL Theodore Roosevelt. In announcing the appointment. President Coolidge said, that it was the -last request made of . him by the late Senator Lodge.' - PIERCE !S HIT BY 2 0PIPJ10PJS Ousted Fish Commissioner and Legislative Candi date Is Favored Members of the fish commis sion are appointed for fixed terms by and removed by the gover nor only for cause and Dr. T. W, Ross, recent ousted member of the fish commission,: has a right to' be heard In his own behalf and to demand a statement of the Cause which 'Governor Pierce mayl have for his removal, according to the opinion of I. IL- Van Winkle, attorney general, in answer to an inquiry from the fish commission. The statues require that before any removal order becomes effec tive the commissioner shall have had a notice including a state ment of the causes justifying the dismissal. ' " " . Governor Pierce recently sent a telegram to Dr. Ross advising him of his removal from the com mission, but gave no reasons for his action Governor Pierce yester day said it might be a week or so before he would have anything to say regarding hia ouster of the commissioner. Another opinion going against action by the governor was also issued Monday by Attorney Gen eral Van Winkle, who; held that Governor Pierce has no alternative other than the issuance of a cer tificate of election to A. G. Rush light, who was among the victors In the Multnomah county legist lative race upon the face of the returns. The opinion "held that the duties of the governor and secretary of state in, canvassing the election returns and' issuing election certificates are entirely ministerial and that they have no right to go back of the results' in dicated . by the election. ? Should Governor Pierce refuse to Issue the certif icate. the successful can didate has the right to bring man damus proceedings, the opinion holds. "' - Governor Pierce refused .to is sue the certificate on the repre sentation that votes cast for C. G. Hfndman, deceased candidate, whom Rushlight succeeded on the ballot, were counted for Rush light and that without such votes Rushlight would not have been elected. " 10 H HIT I SEflPlfflilE WRECK Naval Aviators5 Receive Ser ious Injuries VVhen Plane . ' Takes Nose Dive SAN PEDRO, Cal., Dec. 15. Commander Fred M. Perkins, bat tlefleet gunnery officer and Lieu tenant Malcolm Selby, naval avla tdr. were critically injured late to day when their small fighting plane, piloted by Selby, went into a nose dive at 2000 feet and crashed into the sea a tew feet from the San Pedro breakwater. Small craft In the vicinity has tened to the wrecked plane and extracted Its unconscious occu pants. Aboard the USS Colorado, Surgeons said Commander Perk ins had sustained four breaks in one of his legs, several broken ribs and internal injuries. , Lieu tenant Selby, whose home is in Bellingham, Wash., , suffered a broken arm and three broken ribs, as well as possible internal Injuries. " A naval court of Inquiry has been ordered to convene tomorrow tj ifivestiffatg the accident SillOTLE DESCElSKi I0LE I ALLEY Gales Threatening cn Either .Side of Salem Tncuc'i Thawing Continues Hera ' Until Midnight FREEZE IS FEARED BY WIRE COiMPAHlES Lines to Be Operated at Nor mal Today; Condition General in West With 60-mile .gales report $d from both Montana and San Fran cisco, Salem is apparently in lor more, of the storm which visitei the community Monday mominj, though the thawing continued un til midnight last night. Tie, weather man waa undecided night what , would be next, but predicted -"either. rain or ezow, and possibly colder." Fear .- . j expressed yesterday that a r. -. tition of the "big snow" of IDIj might occur. Snow 'started falling shortly be fore 9 o'clock and before It ceased early in the afternoon nearly four inches of a white mantle had cov ered the ground. . Wires Reported Down i Toll lines leading in all direc tions from Salem were reportei out of commission or workia under difficulty, for the wet snow clung to everything that It touch ed. Several of the main line ca bles and poles were broken tr the weight of the snow. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon, with c? toll line leading to Portland ilJ open, nearly SO calls were ws.it Ing. Unless ,a heavy freeze tstf in, this afternoon should see ell damage repaired, according to ".'. H, Dancy, manager of the t ' ' phone company. Both the -Western Ut!oa - 1 the Postal Telegraph com . : experienced difficulty with t" r lines and It was early after: i before they were workir : . r normal. Messages were re:::.: I "subject to delay." Persons see ing telephone poles or wires of any kind that have fallen are urged to cooperate with the com panies and notify the head offices. Slight trouble was experienced by the PEP company, it was an nounced by W. M. Hamilton, man ager or the .Salem office. The high -voltage wires escaped, and only the lighter wires were dis arranged by the weight of the snow. -- The damage was repaired before the day was over. Stages Ran Lata Stage service at the Terminal office was continued as usual, al though the huge machines wen delayed from their regular sched ules pn the Portland-Salem run. Stage drivers from Roseburg ar rived on time, as they did not en counter much snow until Albany was reached. The drivers report ed the fall of snow In; Portland r j twice that here. Though motorists were cautions, a total at .21 minor accidents v , re reported to the police by an early hour last hight. " The peak was reached In the early, part of the afternoon, though they were dis- Christmas Fund Grows; Clothing Is Received Need for Cook Stove Is Press .ing; Committee .Will Do Announced Soon --The Statesman Christmas Tund continues to grow and al io names are being reported of worthy recipients of the fund. They will all be investigated nd there will be no duplica tion. - Clothing has been con tributed by Mrs. H. L. Ritchie, WCTU, West Side Circle, Jason Lee. church, and Mrs. Smith. Mrs. R. A. Harris sent grocer ies. Two comforters were re ceived; also one cook stove, al though another is needed. Somebody ought to supply an other cook stove at once. The fund will be closed In a short time and the committee announced who will have charge of the distribution. The following are the cash contrib utions to date: D. A. White ...... . .. $ 6.00 Henry Jaquet 5.00 I. L. McAdams ......... 1.C0 Edis Belle Matheson .... 2.00 Ida Mary Matheson .... 2.00 Daniel J. Fry 5.00 Francis Rollow ....... 5.00 Royal Neighbors of Am. 5.0 0 J. L. Ingrey 2.00 A Friend 2.00 Mrs. J. R. Chapman .... 5. CO A Friend ............ - 5.00 Torn Kay. 10.00 A Friend ; 1.00 Elmo S. White ......... 2 3. CO E. A. Rhoten. ........ . 5.00 A Friend 5.00 W. H., Henderson 5.00 W.C.Conner 5.00 Edw. T. Barber ...... 5.00 Mrs. P. H. Strand 2.0 0 Salem Women of KKK. 5.0 0 A Friend 1-C0 A'Friend.... 5.00 Total ......$11S.