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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1915
PRICE TWO CENTS gflS? l
CHRISTMAS BRINGS NO
CESSATION IN KILLING
No Trace Declared In Trench 2s As t Done Last Year
But Fighting Was Not of Much lav ance In Balkans
and Gallipoli It Was "A Grsen ChriM s, That Means a
Full GraveyardwFiring Along We.? i Front Ceased
for Awhile, to Give Santa Clausal' to Make His
' Heart Cheering Rounds
By Ed. L. Keen.
(Unite J Press stuff correspondent.')
London, Pec. 25. Christmas day saw
no cessation of the slaughter in the
Moody trenches of Europe. Every
where the fighting continued but it was
not of marked importance.
Nowhere was thoro a formal truce
Buch as marked last Christmas. But
long the western front last night, the
firing ceased whilo Snuta Cluus sped
ilong the trenches.
Seventeen months of killing and liv
ing in caves had not dulled the Chris
inas spirit in the hearts of the war
riors. Holiday merriment .spread i"
only behind the fronts, but also in the
first line trenches wncn presents from
Joved ones at homo were unwrapped.
Officers on leavo of nbsonco declared
flint respite the lack of a truce, few
idiots would be, fired today.
It was a whito Christmas on the Rus
sian and the Vosgos fronts, but in the
Balkans and Gallipoli it was warm,
Russian Armies Busy.
Bucharest, Dec. 25. Four Russian
cruisers and two torpedo boats heavily
damaged Euxinograde, Bulgaria, in a
liombnrdmcnt, according to advices
The inmreasing activity of tlie Rug
n)an fleet suggests thut' some recent
reports of the crippling of the Turkish
navy may bo true. For the past two
months, apparently unchallenged, the
Blav ships have shelled and raided Bul
garian and Turkish ports.
Tho last report of damage to the
-Turk fleet told of sinking one vessel
and injuring another.
Holds Out Olive Branch.
Rome, Dec. 25. The kaiser issued a
Christmas proclamation today to the
people of Serbia, promising to respect
hoir nationality and. urging them, to
retunrn to their homes.
Advices to the Serbian legation here
said the Germans had installed a pro-
risional government nt Nish nnd forced
withdrawal of all Austrian Bulgarian
troops from the city. The Austrinns
and Bulgarians were said to be dissatis
fied with this arrangement.
Austrian Note Coming Soon.
Amsterdam, Dec. 25. Tho Austrian
reply to the American noto in the An
eona case will bo sent to Washington
during the week of January 2, Vienna
ndvices said today. These dispatches
pnid important concessions probably
will be made.
It was recalled, however, that there
were similar reports from Berlin pre
vious to dispatches of the unsatisfac
tory German reply in the Lusilauin
Reinforcing Her Armies,
Alliens, Dec. 25. The Austrians are
diverting troops from Serbia to rein
force the Montenegrin invaders, accord
ing to advices today. Salonika dis
patches said no Teutonic troops had
(irrived at the Greek fi'outier during
tho past two days.
Wild Scones at Nish.
New York. Dec 25. Ill nnd blind
from hardships in relief work in Ser-
$ Abe Martin t
Ever notice how children an' dogs
Iieip away from some folks A lamp
I'Xilodid at th' homo o' Tipton Bud,
last evctiin' jest bh th' family wua
Mi'liltin1 up Jer th' various nickel
bin, Douglass Dold, son of n New York
alienist hero loday.
He said that when tho Bulgars
stormed Nish ho was taken by the bish
op to meet tho invaders, because the
bishop thought his American passport
would protect everyone.
Borne by civilians, Dold and the
bishop wero carried in two huge white
draped chairs to meet the invaders.
Scores of young girls bearing garlands
of flowers accompanied them, and they
waved a huee white flag.
"To tho Bulgar officers, the bishop
in surrendering the city kept referring
to me and the fact that I was an Am
erican' said Dold. "I showed my
passport and asked through an inter
preter tiiat the invaders spare the city.
Tho Bulgars wero courteous and pro
tected tho city ideally.
".Scenes preceding the surrender
wero beyond description. Troops mu
tined and killed their commander. They
looted JNisli and committed outrages.
Frantic women begged me to marry
them, thinking that an American hus
band would protect them.
"I saw one woman commit suicide
after being maltreated."
Dold's eyesight probably will be restored.
San Francisco, Dec. 2."). Aviators of
opposing armies spare each others lives,
except where a strategic position is
involved or where ordered to bring
down the enemy, Fred Thompson nnd
Dave Edelmnn American birdmeu from
the British foreign legion said today.
This "brotherhood of the air" gets
many a flier by safely.
Sometimes, they said, it is necessary
to "play dead'' to deceive anti-aircraft
gunmen, but by carefully meneu
voring a man apparently tumbling
helpless to earth can often escape the
range of these guns.
Ti Juana Race Track
To Open New Year's Day
San Diego, Cab, Dee. 25. One week
from this afternoon the bugle will call
the ponies to the post in the first race
of the 100 days meet at the new Ti
.Tuana track of the Lower California
Jockey club. Stands and course are
about ready to turn ovor to the owners
and racing men, from nil over the
country, especially from the Nw Or
leans nnd Juarez tracks are flocking in
to town. Up to todny 165 horses had
arrived nnd sovornl enrs were duo to
day and tomorrow. Some of the coun
try's best jockeys already are quartered
near the track. New railroad schedules
mako the trip in 20 minutes from the
center of the linsinaua ,i;uttnit , c..
WANTED EIGHT SHIPS.
Wnshinirtnll T),,e Tt,
ships for 1917 was recommended bv the
- .. ry .. .. i i t . , .
) "i'ihthi iioani in irs contidentinl
report in July, but Secretary Daniels
sliced Hint in tnn tn i,inLi v.
menilatioiis, tho report published today
Tn general, the rennrt wnnf ....,!.
"uli.niwn ll...- .... i
.....,Kv, niuu iriuiirip Hircrwarii
recommended. Tn n mil,a,tnn.i,i
the board sliced its figures when re-
quesien to maito recommendations
"iiseu on upending ipiuu,uiiU'Juuu each
year for five years.
A CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY,
San Francisco, Dec. 2.". John Tohin.
laborer, 42 years old, was shot and
killed todny by Thomas Oairhan a
painter, during a ouarrel at Tobin's
Oiiirhan, after killing Tohin, wnlked
to tho coiner saloon; told the bartend
er he iiad killed a man nnd took the
bartender back to the scene of the
trnecdy where Caelum wns arrested.
Mrs. Mnrv Oairhan, aired 00, sister-In-law
of the slaver and Miss Mary
Nolan, aged fl, witnessed tho shooting.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Dallas, Or., Dec. 2,". Pcnagistus
Pnppnbcorgoiootos wants to become an
Americnn. J I in application is on file
In circuit court hero today. Ho is a
native of Greece.
KAISER ALL RIGHT.
Amsterdnni, Dec, 25. Th
koisor's illness is so slight that
his physician probably will not
issue bulletins concerning it.
Tho kBiscr not only attended
Christum festivities', but en-
terod fully therein.
SNOW BLANKETS ST. LOUIS
St. Louis, Dee. 2". Two men
lire dead today and 25 persons
are injured as the result of a
heavy storm which blanketed the
city under eight inches of snow.
An mudcutilicd man, found
dead in a ravine in the suburbs,
was believed to have stepped off
a trestlo when blinded by the
snow. Another man dropped
dead from heart failure in a
church whero he sought refugo
after over exertion in plowing
his way through the storm.
FOR LITTLE READERS
.United Press Reporter Inter
views Him at His Home,
the North Pole
(United Press Correspondence.)
At the North Pole, (Via Wireless.)
Dec. 21. Santa Clans wns just coming
out of the big silver barn where some
of the Santa Clans children were put
ting a finnl gloss on tho sleek brown
coats of the hundred handsome rein
deer in their roomy ivory stalls when
the United Press man met him.
"Hello, there," said Santa as he
sat down in a big snow chair and went
on polishing tho nrinful of spun-gold
harness he carried, "I'm glad to see
yon, although I am sort of busy. You
see, I'll have to work pretty fast to
night if I'm going to get around to all
the little boys and girls in tho world.
What can I do for youf"
The reporter was surprised to find
such a cheerful, busy, wonderful scene
here at the North Pole, where every
thing is Just bleak, dreary field of
snow and ice and leaden sky" 354 of the
:l5 'days in tho year, and ho couldn't
answer at once, he was so busy looking
around nt the mountains of presents
everywhere. He was most of all in
terested in tho little Santa (,'lnus chil
dren, hundreds and hundreds of them,
all looking like little pictures of their
daddy, hopping and skipping busily
about among too millions of dolls and
hobby horses and toys and games and
caudy and everything imaginable, put
ting the proper namo tags on every one
and he really didn't seo how they
could do it. Then the gigantic silver
barn, bigger than all the ordinary
barns in the world put together, glit
tering there in tho snowfields. It has
to be that big you know, to hold San
ta's big steel sleigh. The reporter
could see part of the sleigh through one
of the purple barn doors and it was so
big that why, just one of the hun
dreds of rivets that held it together
was three timoB as long as four ton-year-old
boys standing on top of each
othor's Bhouldeis. And although it wns
the middle of winter at the North Pole,
it wasn't so very cold. The reporter
asked Santa Clans about this. Santa
laughed and called out in his great,
gruff, hearty voice:
"Borensl Oh. Boreas! Come here
and tell this boy why it isn't cold at
me Aortn t'olo today." And from
somewhere away off ' there was the
most terrific whistling and shrieking
you. ever henrd and suddenly , down
irom mo icaiien suy dropped the big
gest, fiercest-looking old mnn in flow
ing white robes that the renorter ovpr
"This is my friend, Boreas, The
North Wind," said Santa Clans.
"How do you do?" shrieked Boreas;
nnd say! maybo his breath wasn't
cold! "Didn't you know I alwnys
have it warm enough for Santa Clans
to do his day's work up here once a
year? Didn't you know that 1 do that
for him because he takes presents ami
messages for me to my children, the
South Breeze, the Knst' Wind and the
Warm Spring Zephyr. I haven't seen
them for hundreds of years and if it
wasn't for old Santn 1 don't know
what I'd do. What I do for him is
little enough." An without another
word the fierce old man went rnnrlmr
and howling back into tho sky, looking
uerecr man ever, ,
"I certainly am glad," Bnid Santn,
to seo so many places In the United
States having municipal Christmas
trees for tho rich and poor little bovs
nnd girls together. I have alwavs doiie
my best to get around to every sinijlii
on of the little tads, but sometimes I
haven't altogether succeeded und I
want to tell you that these niuuicii.nl
ChristnmscB help me a mighty lot. 1
wish you'd mention this in your story
nuil let those who haven't doiie it know
how much I would liko to have them
"Whnt about the little wnr orphans
in Europe 1" Santa wns asked.
"I am going to do my level best to
remember every one of them," said
Santa very seriously; and tho reporter
thought ho saw something that wasn't
a frost crystal glisten on tho old man's
snowy beard.,, "And that remind
me," ho went on, "that I mustn't sit
hero talking to you any longer, I've
got the biggest night's work ahond of
me that I have ever known and J 'in
sure you'll excuse me. Tell the world
hello for mo and say that I will miss
no chimney tup in all tiie world if 1
can help it, even down to the little
sheet iron chimneys in the trenches
and those out on the gipsy truil."
iGovernor Hanna Quits Party
In Rage Saying He Was
DISGUSTED AND WEARY,
SORRY AND HOMESICK
Members of Party Sit In Hotel
Lobbies and Long For (
Christmas at Home i
By Charles P. Stewart.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Stockholm, Dec. 25. On the day
when Henry Ford hoped, through his
pence expedition, to have tho men out
of Kurope's trenches, a fresh row rent
tne party and Merry Christmas meant
anything but a good will. i
Governor Hanna, of North Dakota,
quit, tho expedition in a rago because
he alleged that his informal calls on
Norwegian officials were miBrenresent-
ed as connected with pence propaganda
and thus placing him in an embarrass
Judge Ben Lindsey, of Denver, hns
obtained Ford's approval for his
scheme of aiding war orphans. But
other directors of the program, includ
ing fusion i-iainnrr, roru s .New
V'ork automobile blanch manager, an
nounced that they' will repudiate all
meetings they do not authorize. Lind
sey, while admitting that tho "game
ou iui us 'riming iiiu wur In
concerned, declared he will proceed
with his meetings, despite this rule
of the others.
News that Ford had sailed tot Amer
ica dampened tho ardor of tho uartv
and spoiled Christ-NaB for many who
were noniesieit. Tney sat in hotel lob
bies and talked disconsolately nbout
Christmas back home.
It is reported that the party will on
ly go to Copenhagen, call a conference
and sit a few days, name a" permanent
peace committee and then adjourn.
This peace committee probably will in
clude Former Secretary of State Bry
an, Jane Addams of Chicago, Henry
Ford, Hev. Jenkin Llovd Jones, and
Frederick Holt, provided they will ac
The party probably will not go to
The Hague, as originally planned, in
view of the coolness of neutral coun
tries already visited. .
Pulling Whiskers Held '
Legalizing of Contract
Tneoma, Wash., Dec. 25. The custom
ill AssVrifl nf 111 till t ti CP n flr,tilin.l t.n-
j ft " -.ui.i.t.vi, wi;-
tween men by exchanging tugs nt each
uuiers wuisaers, is today. Held legal
and binding In the TTiftt Hfntnu in
deciding the suit of Moses Essey, nn
Assyrian merchant against Seld Kayat,
a neddler of the HHtne imHntinlitv
Judge F.astcrday of the superior court
iiiuue me ruling. r.ssny sueil Juiyat
for division of a commission on a sain
of land clilinllnir the lnitnr Irnt, tlm
entire commission of $220. j
Jlldlre Klistcrdnv nniicliiiln.l flinf f1m
contract wns made in good faith and
wns seaicu upon uonor by the mutual
exchange of whisker tugs, mid that it.
was binding unon Kavnt to divide the
NO WORK, NO EAT. .
Pain Alto, Cal., Dec. 2;". Palo Alto's
"hotel de gink" had a menu that
would make a metropolitan hostelry
green with envy today, but the tramp
'.'.nests hud to do lour hours work to
get a share of it.
75,000 JOIN IN CHORUS
AROUND GREAT TREE
Nun Francisco, Dee, 25. Into homes, I
pinched by poverty und tragedy, Sanlu
Clans crept today to shed a bit of cheer. I
Thousands of children, whose Christ-;
inns otherwise would havo been blenlt,
gloried in possession of toys and candy,
the gifts of a generous populace. One
Christmas Ireo party nlnne cprcd fur
SO.UOO kiddies. Pule fnced little one:',
the vlctoms of an unkind fate, found
a joy Hint hnd not expected. In the
exposition gronuds, a municipal Christ
mas tree disgorged thousands of Christ-
mix A bags. Other thai'sends nf Christ- j
mi'.s stockings, bulging with the gmid j
things of the sensou, found their wayi
into otherwise cheerless homes. . I
For the grown ups, the memory of
last night's Civic Center celebration!
rested like u benediction.
The silver times of Alice flentle's'
Christmas carols sounded to 75,0011 peo
ple, Seventy five thousand voices took I
up the chorus in a mighty volume of'
Prison Door Swings Open to
Give Men Who 'lade
Good" Their Pardon
San Quentin, Cal., Dec. 25. Three
men passed through the portals of Sou
Quentin Btute penitentiary today to
Warden Johnson wns the Santn, Claus,
for under power granted him by he
stato prison commission, he gave them
their passports to the outside world
because they had "mado good" dining
Christmas in the prison wasn't an
gray as it might have been. The state
saw to it that the hieu had "Sunday
dinner" and practically every one had
some little gifts from friends out
side. Down the grim cell row whore the
condemned prisoners look out with prnc-'
ticully no chance of escaping the noose
early in the yenr, there were special
gifts. The heart of the prison went out
to them; nickels and dimes, carved
wood pieces, "smokes," needlework
came from the prisoners to make prob
ably the last Christmas on enrth of the
condemned men less ctnleful than it
otherwise would havo been.
Justice Hughes Talks
On Subject of Taxation
Washington, D. C, Dec.24. What is
n tax? Here is a little essay on taxa
tion by Justice Charles E, Hughes of.
the United States Supreme court. He
delivered it recently from the bench
in a small cuso from Missouri-Uouck
vs. Little River Drainage district. It
appears to open the way for the enact
ment of more drastic, state taxation
laws by Btatea than havo hitherto been
"A tax is an enforced contribution
for the payment of public expenses. It
is laid by some rule of apportionment
according to which the persons or prop
erty taxed share the public burden, and
whether taxation operate upon all
"within the state or upon those of a
given cluss or locality, its essential na
ture is the snmo. The power of segre
gation for taxing purposos has every
day illustration in the experiences of
local communities, tho members of
which, by . reason of their membership,
or the owners of property within the
bounds of their political subdivisions,
are compellod to bear tho burdens both
of the successes and of tho failures of
local administration. When local im
provement may be deemed to result in
special benefits, a further clasaification
may bo mado and special assessment ac
cordingly, but even in such cases there
is no rocmirement of the Fedoral consti
tution that for every payment there
must be an equal benefit. The Stato
in its discretion may lay such assess
ments in proportion to position, fron
tage, area, market value or to benefits
estimated by commissioners. And as
we havo said, unless tho exnetion is a
flagrant abuse, and by reason of its
arbitrary charactor is mero confiscation
of proorty, it cannot bo maintained
that the state, has exceeded its taxing
Mexico May Find Peace
In Christmas Stockings
El Taso, Texas, Dec. 2.". Christinas
found Mexico today nearer to a com
pleto peneo than it hns been for years.
Surrender of tho last of the Villista
forces seemed near, (ieneral Cnrranzn
himself announced his confidence in an
early tranquility. Meantime, he had
given orders to wipe out any Villistas
still showing resistance
Whero Villa is, remained a profound
mystery. Officials thought, however,
that ho is at the head of a few scattered
forces, making a last desperate, play to
remain in power ill northern Mexico.
Flng-drnpel, tho new city hall stood
out against the night in a flood nf light.
On tho balcony, a band blared forth
its Christmas music.
A mighty Christinas tree from Ifctch
lletchy shed red, green and yellow
light over the hedges nnd blooming
flowers of the Center. Atop it, a star
symbolical of the Klnr of Bethlehem
which led the Wise Men of old, cast
a single stream of light. Tho climax
came when Alice (lentlo stepped for
wnrd. A hush fell over the throng.
Suddenly a floral of melody swept the
place. Kobed choir beys took up the
strains; they spread to the enormous
throng and swelled until the night air
rang with the old Christmas carols.
As the celebration ended, the nation
al Biithem swelled from tho thousands
of throats, hats camo off) tho crowd
took Its way homeward, happier, mer
rier fur the great outdoor celebration.
WHAT SANTA CLAUS PUT
President and Bride Have Tiny Christmas Tree Santa
Gave Freedom to Three From San Quentin Prison
Death Came to Some, to Same Sickness Poison Was
Portion of Ten In TacomaOne, a Judge Who Had
Divorced 20,000 Couples, Made Happy by Getting
Change of Jobs Joy, Misery Sorrow and Happiness
Washington. Dec. 2.". It was Chirst
mas morning in the White HoiiBe. A
urevness that hung over tne city caus'
ed daylight to lag. Long before ob
jects, in the room were visible, little
Francis oayre, the president 8 grand
child, rolled and tossed in his bed. Ho
telt that somewhere in the big vvuue
House Santa Claus had left some toys;
mysterious noises during the night led
him to think that old Kris had visited
In anoiher room, baby Josophino
Cothran was wide-eyed and expectant.
But not a peep could either have un
til the McAdoos arrived after 10 o'
clock. Little Ellen McAdoo wa not
along for she was still sleeping.
Francis decided not to wait any
Then tho doors or the Horary opened
and everyone looked in upon a won
derful spectacle. There a big Christ
mas treo loaded with gilts and glitter
ing splendidly. With gurgles and ex
clamation of joy the enildreu recoived
their presents. Jn tho midst of tnoir
play, a butler announced a long dis
tance telephone call for ' ' Hnbv i rnn-
cis." In his father's arms, the child
spoke with the president, and then the
latter talked with several others in the
Tho Whito House party had luncheon
at 1 o'clock; tonight they will have a
big turkey dinner.
Celebrates the Change.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25. It wai a
Merry Christmas for Judge Charles N.
Monroe, "cznr" of the Los Angeles di
vorce court for five years. lie cele
brated his departure from the domestic
relations tribunal bench with much joy.
Judgo Monroe hns tried more than 20,-
000 divorces. He wound up by grant
ing six divorces yesterday, tlereaitor
he will sit in another department,
Cheer And Death Together,
Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 25. Mr. and
Mrs. William Gibson of this city had
a dearly beloved nephew at the front.
Last Christmas he sent them a greet
:!!! card. Another card expressing a
choery sentiment arrived from him to
day, but witn it came a note from uio
British war office, dated a few days
later. It said: "Your nephew, Lieu
tenant Harold MacCulloeh, Heatorth
Highlanders, killed in action in
action in Franco."
Poison In Theirs.
Tacoma. Wash., Dec. 25 Ten dagos
are patients at the county hospital here
todny, two of them suffering from se
vere scalp wounds, as a result of be
ing poisoned by lirpior they drank on
Chirstmas evo." The men fell uncon
scious in tho Btrects at different points
and several of them were painfully in
jured by striking their heads on the
pavomeiit. Tho police think they
drunk "doped'' whiskey, but. have not
learned whero it wns dispensed.
Wild Geese For Dinner,
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 25. Inmntes
of tho Hacraniento county hospital and
other institutions nre today feasting nn
wild geese furnished by the stuto fish
n lid game commission.
Tho geese were seized by deputies
from hunters wild exceeded the limit
and wero arrested.
Tiiero were in all TOO geese distrib
uted among Sacramento charitablo in
stitutions. Oranges from the capitol grounds
went to the children of the orphanage
Newlyweds Have Tree,
Hot Springs, Va., Dec. 25. Around
a tiny tree in their private suite, Pres
ident Wilson and his brido celiilirated
Presents they gave each other, and
packages from home folks wero open
ed, but other gifts from officials re
mained in Washington. About 10:110,
the president and his bride tulked ov
er their private telephone to tho cele
brants of the holiday at the White
House and wished them all a merry
Tho crowd of. hotel guests met the
morning train believing some of the
president's family was coming, but
they were disappointed.
Shored With Employes.
New York, Dec. 25. Prosperity was
shared today between employer and
employe in several manufacturing
plants of the east. The Brooklyn Kapiil
Transit company boosted its men's
wages; Potter and Johiisnn, of l'uw
tucket, li. 1., gave their employes a
fivo per cent raise; Urafton and
Knight, of Worcester, Massachusetts,
distributed lfcs5,000 bonuses.
Was it the Baths?
San Francisco, Dec. 25 Hearty
Christmas evo meals, followed too soon
by baths, were held responsible today
fur the deaths of (leorgo O'Neill, aged
32, and Patrick McKelvey, aged 71.
His On the Other Side.
San Francisco, Dec. 25. Along the
waterfront today, a flag at half mast
told sailing meu that it wasn't Merry
Christmas for Captain - "Hoiiiy"5
Bcngos, marine exchange guardian, was
Never Heard of Christmas.
Baker, Ore., Dec. 25 Napoleon Roles,
aged 30, is celebrating his first Christ
mas today. Arrested last night for loit
ering about tho depot, Boles Bpent the
night in jail. This morning Chief of
Police Jackson talked to him. Boles
didn't know the day of the week, nor
the month. Ho hnd never heard of
Christmas. Chief Jackson explained
these mysteries to him and gavo him
hia liberty and a good breakfast.
Theirs In the Hospital.
Portland, Oro., Dec. 25. Mrs. Ellen
Polihronis and her five-year-old Bon,
survivors of the Titanic disaster in 1912
are spending Christinas iu a hospital a
a result of the mother's heroic attempt
to rescue dor son from the wheels of an
interurban train yesterday. Seeing the
train approaching, tho boy lump.iert in
front of it with a shout. The mother
leaped for the boy and attempted to
throw him off tho track at the risk of
her own life. She was too late. The
train struck them, hurling them aside.
Both are seriously injured.
Many Given Liberty.
Loe Angeles, Cay., Dee. 25. Liberty
was the Christmas present which came
today to mainy city jail prisoners.
Twenty trusties, as well as every man
and woman arrested on a misdemeanor
charge since six o 'clock last night were
freed fiy Chief biiivcly ana roiica
Judge. White after having breakfast at
tne city 's expense.
Margaret Had ft Tree. .
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 25 Far away
from home and Broadway, the member
of Margaret Jllington's company en
joyed a Christmas tree which was set
on tne stage or a local theatre oeiora
the curtain arose for the Christmas
matinee performance of "The Me."
Miss lllington had the tree cut in
Oregon last week.
Portland Banks Liberal
Portland, Or., Dec. 25. Cash Christ
mas gifts aggregating $250,000 were
distributed by Portland banks today.
Ono of tho largest banks gave cue a
employe an additional month's salary,
but half a month 's salary was the gift
of most of them. Some bunks distrib
uted cash presents according to the
length of Bcrvice of the employes.
Three Made Happy.
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 25. Christ
mas brought pardons to three convicts
nt Folsoiu state prison. Two of them
havo secured permanent positions in
Sncrumeiito and will stmt work Mon
day, Wardeen Smith arranged for a com
bination motion picture and vaudeville
idiow that was given during the morn
ing und at noon the 1,120 convicts sat
down to a big feast, roast pork being
iho chief dish.
Tho vaudeville acts were furnished
by Manager Alexander Kaiser of tho
Kmpruss theutre, Macraiiiento.
Something For Salvation.
New York, Dec. 25. (leorge Griggs) .
Buchanan noticed contributions wer
slow for a Snlvutinii Army lassie near
the Stock Kxchnne. Taking her cape,
uniform hut and tambourine ho collect
ed $100 for her on tho exchunge flour.
Then Got a Message.
San Diego, Cal., Dee. 25. Officer
and crews or tho nine American war
ships doing lonely duty off liiiaymas,
west const of Mexico, were ussureii
they were not forgotten by tho folks
at homo todny when a wireless mes
sage of Christinas greeting was sent by
exposition nnd city officials. In return
Admiral Winslow, coiiiinander of tho
Pacific fleet, wirelessed a reply from
his flagship, the cruiser Sun Diego, i I
also Bent greetings to tho other ships,
of tho fleet which nre in a San Diego
harbor for the holidays.
What Christmas Brought Her,
San Francisco, Dec. 25.---" I 'II ba
home for Christinas and have a surpriao
Thus ran' a letter from Captain ('has.
Jackson, nlnneer skipper of the Mat
son bark It, P. Kithet, to his wife be
fore ho sailed from Honolulu to hie
Mrs. Juckson waitennxtously at the.
pier for the Christmas surprise. It
came. It wns a little slab, carved by
tho sailors at sen, with this inscription:
"Host in peneo."
For ino captain had sailed Into the
unknown and was burled at sen.