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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1915
SERBS AND BUIGARIANS
BAHLE IN sflUNTAINS
Driven Out of Tlieir Country But Ul jjuered They Put
Up Heroic Resistance to Bulgarian Advance In Albania
Will Die To the Last Man Rather Than Submit to
Teutonic Yoke-Russia Reaffirms Her Determination to
Stay Until Victory Is Won -Hot Battle In Alsace
By Honry Wood.
(IVited Press Staff Correspondent.)
. Rome," Pec. 24 For threo days Serbs
uud Bulgars have been battling in the
Albanian mountains near Eibasna,
bravely, tenaciously. The spirit of the
Kerbs, their clinin courage, was told
today by Soroinii Prince Alexis Karag
oorgevich upon his arrival here.
Our men.'' he said, ' are fighting
.fiercely and splendidly. Thov have
Mopped every enemy chargo nnd are
conducting themselves just as confi
dently as though they wore campaign
ing in linlgnrin.
"Though they suffer from lack of
ifood, tiieir spirit is not broken'. As
my wife and I passed thom, a song roso
from their bivouacs.
"Thev would die before they would
submit to the Teutonic yoke, and thev
.now await only a signal from the al
lies for starting n combined offon
Hive." The Serb line runs from Scutari to
Bnint Giovanni Di Medusa, thence to
Durazzo, Tirano, Klhaann and Valona
where rt joins the Italian forces.
The Serbians have already acc.nm-
plishcd the task 0f transforming large
nrens or Aiuanian wilderness into well
Russia Will Stand Pat
Petrograd, Dec. 24. Russia intends
to stay in the war struggle to the very
end. Premier Sazonoff addressing the
diima today so declared, at the same
time scottmg at recent peace rumors
"The latest peace rumors," he said,
-are senseless. The allies present, a
tih iront. jiverywncre victory draws
"The Russians captured ITamadan
and Kum and thus ended German at
temps to stir up Persia. In Greece, re
lations with the allies are well defined
following the fortification of Saloni
ka." The duma budget committee voted a
resolution that pence is lm nossihlA iin.
til Germany's power lias been broken
and republican influence In Periu guar
anteed. Turkish Warships Sunk.
London, Dec. 24 Unconfirmed Rome
reports today said the Turk ship Mid
irli, formerly the German Breslau was
mink nnd the Sultan Selim, formerly
the Goebcn, was damaged in a battle In
the Black sea.
The Breslau and Goebcn at the first
part of the war performed the remark
nble feat of escaping from Measiua af
ter a British and French fleet had bot
tled them up. Later the Turkish gov
ernment secured them from Germany
and named them.
It is though possible here that the
battle refers to the struggle off Varna,
variously reported from several sources
in tne lat tew days.
The Goebcn was a 22,000 ton vessel
with a complement of 1013: the RrM.
liiu of 45000 tons with a complement
VI Of (J.
Rains Shells In Alsace.
Zurich, Dec. 24. The Christmas
miows of Alsace ore flecked with the"
Mood of invaders and defender. The
nost violent artillery struggle since
the beginning of the'war accompanies
the infantry battling for the summit of
llnrtiiiannsweilerkopf. Apparently, tho
side of battling veers frequently,
Forty to 80 shells per minute are
Uncle Jeff Fusey, who died an' left
considerable property in Aprile, bus jest
been adjudged insane. Practice may
make perfect, but jest th same th'
feller who only shoots off his mouth
ouce in a while alius hits th' mark,
falling. In the five days of battling
in the snow, the casualties on both
sides havo been more than 15000.
Greek Soldiers Furloughed.
Athens, Dec. 24 Greece granted fur
lough today to 15 per cent of her re
serves lor a month.
This move came as a surprise in view
I of the fact that the invasion of the
central allies is about to begin, home
authorities thought the movo meant
Germnuy has assured Greece that the
invasion will not come for at least a
month; others interpreted it as fulfill
ing the reported promise of Greece to
the allies that Greece will demobilize
50 tier cent of her forces.
Salonika dispatches said reports tnat
aerial reconnnisnucos showed a number
of Germans near the frontier were
Foundation of Rumor.
Petroerad, Dec. 24. After being si
lent in the face of press reports con
cerning a bombardment of the liulgar
Black sea port of Varus, the war ottice
today announced that "our torpedo
boats exchanged shots with the shore
Greek Premier Stays.
Berlin, by wireless to Snyville, L. I.,
Dec. 24. Premier Skouloudis of Greece
will remain in his present position, ac
cording to advices today. After five
hours session, the Greek cabinet de
cided no change is necessary.
, British. Losses to Date.
London, Dec. E4. Total British cas
ualties to December t were; Killed
1 19,923 ; wounded 338,758; missing 09,
540. British Deny Report.
Washington, Dec. 24. The British
embassy denied today the report that
Great Britain had declined to permit
Kcd cross supplies to go to uerniany,
Jlas Auto Load Presents for
Fifty Little Tots, Natives
of Hot Springs
Washington, Dee. 24. An auto horn
honked shrilly. Tots plaviug in front
of their homes near the Washington
Country club in Virginia paused. Others
ran out of the houses, lliey knew
the sound well for it was the horn on
the big automobile, bearing the crest
of the While House.
As 50 tots delightedly crowded about
the car, loaded with toys, candy and
fruits, Head Usher I. N. Hoover of the
White House, handed each a package,
inscribed "Merry Christinas" in Presi
dent Wilson's firm handwriting.
For tho president was pluying Santa
Claus vicariously. The 50 kiddies were
his little friends, who day by duy
greeted him with a smile and a wave of
childish hands, ns his cur sped punt
them at play, as he wus en route to the
i golf course.
In the White House, l.Ilen JIcAdoo,
11 months Old and Francis Snvre just
one year old, the president's grand
children, frnternized In the comaradrie
of babyhood, unmindful of preparations
for Sn ii t a Clnus coming. But when they
awaken tomorrow they will flud n great
Christmas tree in the library on the sec
ond floor, loaded Quwn with bright
lights, randies, toys and decorations.
"Grnuddnddy," however, won't be
there to trot them on the knee for he is
on his honeymoon. He hadn't forgot
ten them, though, and there will be
some beautiful gifts for them and their
Every employe of the White House
received a big fat turkey, the gift of
TRIENDS STOOD BY HIM
Bedding, Cnl Dec. 24. With death
constantly hovering over their charge,
1.1 men nnd a woman, Miss iSuruh
Bridges, fought their way through a
snow and rain storm, over 22 miles of
rough mountain trails, and arrived here
today with Adrlnn Bridges, who wns
suffering Intensely from a severe case
With Bridges' rheumatism rapidly
becoming serious and no meuns of sum
moiling medical aid, the party put him
on a stretcher and started over the
rough ourney three days ago from
?H 5jt sc jjt jjt j( )(t
HER ACTS INDEFENSIBLE.
Washington, T)ce. 24.-Vio-
-lntion of humanitarian, if not
also legal rights, was charged
today against Knglund 's em
bargo on Red Cross hospital
supplies destined to her eu
mies. Seizure of mails was
likewise held imlofensiolo by
An inquiry ninountirg to a
protest against both is uuder
oensiderntion by the state de
partment; and representations
paving the way for a modifica
tion of the embargo have al
ready been nindo to Foreign
Whether mail seized aboard
the liner Rotterdam was sus
pected, or whether the seizure
was intended ns pnrt of a gen
eral policy is not divulged.
Japan Will Take Active Part
In War On Land If Ships
Are Not Let Alone
Washington, Dec. 24. Japan will
not look on passively if Germany or
Austria .plans n greater submarine
campaign against Japanese ships, said
Attache Hirosha Snito of the Junapese
embassy today; apropos of the torpe-
loiog of tho Yasnlta Mam in the Med
I do not believe that sinking of
the Yasaka Mam alone will foreo Jap
an into a war on land," he said, "but
if it develops that this is part of a
general plan of sinking Japanese ves
sels, then Japan .will certainly net.'
Secretary of State Lnnsinir indicated
that if an official report of the Binlting
is not received shortlv ho will make in
quiries concerning tho torpedoing from
Ambnssador j'age at Home on tho basis
of reports that one American was
Officials do not regard the Tnsnka
incident as complicating the Anconn
Emperor Yuan Shi Kai
Strengthens His Position
Snn Francisco, Dec. 24. Followiug
out his policy of creating offices as
rapidly as possible, i'Jmperor Kuan am
Kai of China has named Lull Ching
Tseung, premier. and minister of for
eign affairs; Choun Fun, governor of
Kinngsu; and has appointed several
more dukes, earls and viscounts, cables
here today said. -
Meantime, the revolutionary spirit
smoulders among Snn Francisco's 13,
000 Chinese, many of whom are strong
ly opposed to tho ehniign from a re
public. Leaders, however, are doing
no more than agitating at present ac
cording to a prominent educatned Chin
ese today. Because of tho compara
tively small number of their fellow
countrymen In tho United States, they
apparently hesitnto at plunging into n
revolution at present, though they will
undoubtedly aid should tho revolution
Crowley and Von Brincken
Trial Promises Jo Be
Long Drawn Out
San Francisco, Dec. 24. First steps
in the stubborn defense planned by at
torneys for C. C. Crowley, Baron Wil
helm Von Brincken, nnd Airs, Marguret
Cornell, charged with bomb plots were
taken today in the United States dis
Attorney J. T. O'Brien submitted a
motion to dismiss the indictment
aguinstMrs. Cornell charging that her
constitutional right were violated
when sho was forced to testify before
the grand jury and her evidence against
Mrs. Cornell on the stuud stated that
Untied Stutos District Attorney Pies-
ton did not instruct her as to her right
until the close of her testimony, She
declared he told her then that he in
tended to indict her nnd advised her
that anything she said after this point
in her examination would be used
Preston took Issue with this state
ment and put TlKimns J. Miller, fd re
nin n of the grand jury, on the stnnd to
"if tbo Court believes that I have in
vaded the rights of Mrs. Cornell, I ash
thut tho indictment be dismissed," lie
Attorney Bam Piatt then argued his
demurrer to the indictments nguint
Crowley and Von Brincken on the
ground they were too general to consti
tute cause for an action, in that no
specific. Instance of the alleged pint to
destroy munitions had been charged.
THO IS On
HI WAY HOME
Taunts of Belligerents', Ridi
cule of Press and Cool
Reception Cause It
PEACE PROPAGANDA IS
IN HANDS OF SECRETARY
.Realizes Plan Is Futile and
Will Get Out From Under
Quietly As Possible
By Charles P. Stewart.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Stockholm, Dec. 24. Henry Ford's
pence delegates arrived here today, and
were Informed that Ford's illness is se
rious but not dangerous. Some said he
had gone to Bergen prcsumably"to Bail
for America, but his lieutenants would
not confirm the story.
Swedish peace advocates arranged
for a reeeptiou tomorrow.
The official statement concerning
Ford 's condition signed by Rev. Charles
F. Aked, of Sau Francisco, and four
otner leaders said in part:
"When we left Christiania, the phy
sician had not decided whether to
recommend that Ford return homo or
take the rest cure at some quiet place
"Before leaving Ford said: 'If I
am well enough I will join the expedi
"Ford will undoubtedly bo selected
as a member of the neutral pence con
ference." A supplemental statement said that
Ford expressed regret that he was un
able to accompany, the delegates to
Stockholm, but assured all of them that
lie would foot the bills. He wished the
program to be carried out and he auth
orized the committee to direct it with
Mine. Schwimmer's advice.
Business Manager Plaintiff has prac
tically succeeded Lochner and Mme.
Behwimmer as director in chief. He
forced" all the delegntes to pay their
own laundry and personal bills and
this caused a "howl."
Effort Will Continue.
London, Dec. 24. Henry Ford has
abandoned his efforts to bring the boys
out of the trenches by Christmas, and
left today aboard the Bergensfjord for
America, according fo . Bergen dis
patches. Ford's reported departure, however,
does not mean abandonment of the
peace propaguudutf or it will be carried
out by others aboard the peace ship
Oscar. Mme, Sehwimmcr, a leading
spirit In the expedition, has promised
to interest other lenders for the Wo
men's International Peace congress in
a movement for creation of a neutral
Secretary Lochner remains with the
peace party, due in Stockholm this uft
ernoon. Dean Marquis, of Detroit, an intimate
friend of Ford, and a servant also ac
company the man who believed ho could
"get the boys out of the trenches by
Ford 's reason for departing is ill
health. The burden of preparing the
expeditiou, coupled with the tiiunts of
belligerents and neutrals and the cool
ness of the Norweignn reception, nn
doubtedly combined to break his consti
Charles P. Stewart, United Press
stnff correspondent, who first reported
Ford's disappearance, hinted earlier
Hint success was hopeless, and that he
intended to finish his mission "per
functorily and inconspicuously ns pos
The party which went to Stockholm
is ignorant of the fact that tlieir lead
er and backer has headed for America,
but it is assumed that Ford will con
tinue to pay their expenses, though they
will be in no danger of being stranded.
Locher, who was really munnger of
the expedition remains with the pence
advocntes as Ford's personal represen
tative, apparently with assurances of
having all expenses paid,
One Bergen report said that Ford
left a $270,000 check to defray future
expenses. It was reported, too, that a
committee of five will be announced at
Stockholm to carry out Ford's pro
gram, His departure, however, it is be
lieved, may have a serious, even disas
trous effect on the program.
Ford Is Downhearted.
London, Dec. 21. "Henry Ford has
quit the peace party," said a Christi
ania cablegram to the Exchange Tele
graph today, "because ho realizes that
it Is impossible to make further head
way, lie is downhearted pecauso or
quarrels nmonv the delegates, and also
because Mme. Sc'nwlmmer's assurance
of official recognition from Scandina
via wns not fulfilled."
Ford's committee will carry on his
program, headed bv Judge Lindsey, of
Colorado. Others on It nre Secretary
Lochner, Rev. Jenukln Lloyd, Lieuten
ant Governor Bethea, of South Carolina
and John D. Hurry, a Snn Francisco, a
ban r rani'isco newspaperman.
19 SETS OF PLANS
FOR EW OKE
Estimated Costs Ranges From
$126,000 to $294,510
According to Type
Nineteen sets of bridge plans were
submitted by engineers "io the county
courts of Polk uud Marion county this
afternoon for tho Willamette river
bridge at Salem. Plans for both steel
and concrete structures were received
at costs ranging from $10,430 tor a
high level steel bridge to $04,510 for
a (ffw level concreto bridge. AU of the
pluus unless otherwise specified were
lor a 30 loot roadway with a six loot
sidewalk on each side.
. The high level bridge with a plunk
floor is Uie cheapest bridge but this
type of bridge is like the oue now in
place uud the county courts are of the
opinion that a more substantial struc
ture will be required to curry the
heavy traffic which includes u single
track street railway for a 40 ton car.
Toe plans were opened by the view
ers and then submitted to the county
courts of both counties which ure in
joint session this afternoon. Alter
considering the plans the courts will
probably take tho matter .under advise
ment lor a short time to check up tho
estimates which nccompined the plans
and the one that is finally selected will
be named and tne successful engineer
will secure f 1,U00 for his Bet of plans.
The low level concrete bridgo with a
concreto approach and a paved road
way is the most oxpensivo but the most
durable and the steel bridges uotn ot
the low level and the high level with a
wooden approuch are the cheapest.
The zoilowing is a full list of the
plans and estimated cost:
Clias. Evan Fowler, 1A concrete,
concreto approach, estimated cost
;i:),20(i; IB, concrete, wood approach,
estimated cost, $203,200; 1C, concrete,
concrete approach, estimated cost,
$102,107, 24 ft. roadway; D, concrete,
wood approach, estimated cost, $173,
107, 24 It. roadway; E, concrete, con
crete approach, estimated cost, f230(
9S0; F, concrete, wood approach, esti
mated cost $200,980; G, steel, wood ap
proach, estimated cost $148,180, high
level, plank' floor.
Sherzor Boiler Lift Co., Chicago, 111.,
Portland Bridge & Building Co.,
Portland, 3, stoei, estimated cost $190,-
W. H. Cullers, Portland, 4, steel,
ChaB. G. Nubers. Seattle, SA, con
crete, concrete approach, $294,510; 5B,
Bnrr & Cunningham, Portland, 6A,
steel, concrete approach, $158,112; 6B,
concrete, concrete Bpproacn, Qjia,m,
high level; UC, steel, concrete approaca
128.430. hmh level.
Bowerman & McCloy, Heottic, , con
creto, concreto approach, ?2JS,oou.
A. H. Lamm, Portland, 8, concrete,
concrete nproach, $171,390. plus price
of draw span.
Marsh Engineering CO., ies .Moines,
9, concreto, concrete approach.
Hohort WaRctield, 1U, . concrete,
Dr. Forbes andMrs. Farrell
Not Set at Liberty-Will
Investigate Flag Incident
By William O. Shepherd.
(United Press Stall' Correspondent.)
Salonika, Dec. 24. Bulgarian offi
cials Will not permit Mrs. Walter Har
well, of Chicngo, and Dr. Harry Forbes
of Boston who were maltreated by Bui
gar soldiers recently, to return at pres
ent to Greece. Instead, they will send
them from Monastlr to Bulgur army
headquarters in Serbia.
Tho Bulgnrinn consul today assured
the American consul hero that an of
Ileal investigation will bo made of the
tearing down of the Aniericnn flag dur
ing the Furwell Foibes incident. If
proven, he declurcd, the raiders will be
Dr. Edward Stuart, chief of the Bed
Cross, has entered tho liulgar lines,
bound for Sofia to protest nguiiist tne
Monastir Incident. En route he plans
to sco Forbes who defended the Ited
Cross stores when Bulgur soldiers inso
lently demanded that ho give them up.
Tho weather hern has suddenly mod
erated nnd tho snow has disappeared.
Allied troops aro buying thousands of
turkeys, plum puddings by the thous
ands aro coming from London; thero
will be Christmas for the Tommies,
though tho nre far from home.
THREE DEAD, TIVE HURT
Downlevllle, Cat., Dec. 21. Five men
nre near death today and three nre
dead at Brandy City near here as the
result of nn explosion of 22,000 pounds
of dynamite. Tho explosive win set
off to clear a bank of 150 feet of earth.
Tho three dead arc h. Godfrey, Jack
Hayes and Thomas Sadler.
SEVEN OF A KIND.
Hot Springs, Va., Dec. 24.
Six honeymoon couples at Pres
ident Wilson's hotel asked him
and his bride today to parti
cipate in. a joint Christinas
celebration this evening. It is
believed the presidential couple
will accept for n few minutes
at least. Hence the winter col
ony is aflutter.
The president and Mm. Wil-.
son remained indoors this fore-'
noon The president received
a number of messages from'
Secretory of State Lansing and
ho telephoned to officials at
Tho executive Jmail ns
bulky, presumably with pres
ents. The president kept his Christ
inns plans sercet.
Defense Resting Examination
and Hopes to Get Through
Los Angeles, Oil., Dec. 24. Andrew
J. Gallagher, member of tho San Frun
cisco board of supervisors, testified in
the M. A. Schmidt murder triul today
that he could account for every cent
received and spent by the Los AngoloB
strike comr.iit'.co during tho lubor dis
turbances about the period of tho Times
Gr.Ucgher was an important dofonso
witness, striking at tho state's conten
tion that some of this money was spent
by Schmidt in dynamite work. The
witness was chairman of the San Fran
cisco comn.ittee for unionizing Los An-
goies, ana as sucn was rnmiiiar with the
Los Angeles, Cal, Dec. 24. Ten wit
nesses for the defense of M. A.
Schmidt, alleged Times dynamiter, ar
rived from San Francisco today. At
torney (,'oglan planacd to . rush them
on the stand as fast as possible, hop
ing to conclude his ease before night,
Ooglart said he has many witnesses,
but does not intern! to use them, pre
ferring to have just one or two at
tack each element of the state's case.
No defense is being entered to the
evidence of an eastern dynamite con
spiracy, as Coghlan cluiins the prose-
ution failed to connect Schmidt with
So far the defense has produced wit
nesses to testify that Schmidt was not
the man who rented the "dynamite
launch" Peerless, that he did not visit
Anton Johannsen here and that his al
leged accomplice, David Caplan, did not
rush awaysfrom Sail Francisco to Los
Angeles on tne last train tne nignt be
fore the Times was destroyed.
Spend Christmas In Jail.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 24. Fighting
to escape the gallows, M. A. Schmidt
and David Caplan, alleged dynamiters,
will spend a "Merry Christmas" in
the county juil here.
Full of confidence, Schmidt has been
busy for several duys past mailing
greeting cards, and presents to friends.
He was forced ) do it by proxy, send
ing others out to buy the gifts, for he
cau not leave the prison except to walk
over the "bridge of sighs" to tho court
room. Caplan did tho same.
Tomorrow they will bo guests of
honor at Jailer Gallagher's big Christ
mas dinner in tho "boarders' tank" of
the prison, where important prisoners
get special favors by tne payment oi
$. a week.
Afterward both will participate In a
Christmas service to be conducted in
the jail bv religious workers, who bring
hollv nnd raise their voices in too nis-
toric old Vuletide carols in the office-
or tne iiisiiuii inn vi-i,i .'',
men In the cells press their faces against
the burs and sometimes, hesitantly and
timidly, join in an old, hallowed refrain.
Christmas Spirit Makes
(Copyright 1915 by the New York Ev
New York, Dec. 2. An undoubted
show of strength and n general, though
not spectacular advance todny brought
nrices of slumlord Investments to two
to three points above the week's earlier
quotations. Ntill larger gains were uiiiuu
The market manifested a spirit of
cnuminliln cheerfulness. The moro nnr
icablo tone shown In the Vienna dis
patches, suggesting thnt, at least, Aus
tria is willing to yiciu OS gruueiuiijr
ss possible, perhaps has a connection
with this choerful spirit.
KAISER BERIUUBIjX 11Jj
London, Dec. 21. Rotterdam
dispatches today said Kaiser
Willielm's Illness wns rumored
to lie serious, though, they mill
ed, the reports have been of
Zurich, Dec. 24. Knlser Wil
helm Is reported suffering with
a recurrence of last year's trou
ble cancer of the throat.
One Marked by Little Com
forts Made by Loving
Hands and Hearts
THIS IN THE TRENCHES
DIFFERENT IN NEW YORK
Brokers Give Liberally, But
Gifts Are Prompted by
Business Not Love
By Carl W. Ackerman.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Berlin, Dee. 24. Millions of tiny
Christmas trees, with lighted candles,
will cost a ribbon of light atop the Ger
man trenches tonight.
Millions of packages, sent to the
troops, bore tiny branches from ever
green trees, each with a candle small
enough to go through the mails.
It won't be muc.n line tne . usual
" wcihnachtsabend " for the soldiers,
immured . in. snowy trencheB, but the
packages bear the good cheer and welt
wishes of the fatherland. Socks, knit
ted by loving hands; dainties cooked aa
only a German fenu can cook them:
messages from the nome ioiks an
these are destined to be at least a re
minder of othor happier days.
And, then the flaring little candles,
and the sprig of Christmas tree these
will typify the wonderoua celebration
that always marks the German observ
ance tf the holiday.
Bnt above the ribbon of right, will
float on many fronts the strainr of th-
Christmas tree song from thousands of
throats 'O, Tannenbanm, O, Tannen
In the homes of Germany Christmas .
will be a big celebration, though not
untinged with a sadness for men, who
have perished In the, months ot war.
Toy shops havo been stripped of their
goods to make happiness for the chit-:
For the most part, those toys are
military. not the remarkable aiechaiv
ieal affairs that in other years have
spread to many children's hearts
throughout the world. There are tin sol
diers in the regalia of the kaiser's .
forces; there are tiny guns; there are
even miniature battle grounds, lined
with trenches and. backed by artillery.
The New York Way.
Now York, Dec. 24. Santa. Claust
drew rein with a rattle and a bang in
Wall street today.
The financial district broke out into
ono of the wildest prosperity celebra
tions in Ub history. "High jiuhs"
marked the exchanges and the eurb
market. Money proscnts flowed liku
water. Twenty-fivo thousand dollars ia
gold was distributed to exchangu em
ployes, while hundreds of workers iu
other finauciul institutions received ex
tensive Christmas gratuities.
On tho floor of tho consolidated ex
change, a Christmas tree lighted, deco
rated and loaded with gifts was cir
cled by thousands of dancing brokers.
Scrub women came in for a share of
the largesse. Christmas presents were
on the tree for them; and gold pieces
made it a merry Christmas for these
toilers, who keep tho magnificent of
fices along the Money Way spick ni
span. "War millionaires" everywhere
woro lavish in their gifts.
J. P. Morgan was reported to have
givon each of his employes a present
f on).fifth of , , 81llarVi whi,0
many other concerns gave at least a
It wns a merry Christmas seuBon.
The Central Trust was said to hnvo
gone to tho extent of presenting its em
ployes with half their annual salary as
bonus. Mores nre jnmmea.
GIRL KIDNAPED, BDT FREED
San Bernnrdino, Cal.. Deo. 2-1. Kid
naped from her home at Chino, 17-year-old
Lillian Johnson was rushed here
in an automobile by two men early to
day nnd abandoned near the Santa Fo
station. Police captured her alleged ab
ductors, who gave fictitious names.
Thoy were jailed. Both are young. Tho
girl was taken to the county noNpnui.
She is suffering from hysteria.
THE WEATHER X
Oregon: T o
night and Hotnr
west, snow east
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