Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, December 25, 1918, Image 1

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" Be Delayed Arrived For
: : ; . .. Soldiers.
Every Company Had Its Own
Tree And Some Deaghboy
Played Santa.
By Webb Millar
(United Press staff correspondent)
American Headquarters in Germany,
ee. 25. . Santa Glaus reviewed the
American armies in France and Ger
many today.
The 'jolly old saint found the two
million men in (food condition ana inir
Ijr bursting with the Christmas spirit,
in addition to the speeia! arrange
ments that had provided them with the
material for proper observance ol the
tioliday, the fact that their commander
in chief, the president was addressin.x
them through their comrades at Langes
mnde the day the most notable in the
Iiistory of the American expeditionary
t iree.
, Un.'il the last moment it was Feared
the 220,000 men in German territory
nouUl not receive their Christmas
md-ages from home in time, but sev
eral carloads arrived in (Xiblcnz un
expectedly late yesterday. Distribution
Jogan at once and practically every
nan hud his remembrances from borne
More than 200 V. M. C. A. and
knights of Columbus cntorlainers !
were scattered through the bridgehead i
ft'Va today.- Organized concerts and
vaudeville shows.
Kxccnt for the patrol at the odge of
the bridgehead, discipline was reuccd.
Tim uVughloys were permitted to fra
ternize with the German inhabitants
'nd many ytt were exchanged tiy
lie two nationalities.
Thc men foifnd particular delight
in giving presents to the German chil
dren. Kvery company had its own Christ
inas tree, 'With some doughboy or offi
cer playing the rol" of Santa's deputy.
The regular rations were supplemented
liv ducks, pecsw and chickens.
, In the. billoting areas the entertain
ments end feasts naturally were more
elaborate than In the occupied terri-
tnries, owing to the fact that the
Trench villagers contributed largely
to the festivities.
The Ked ross gave special ttmners ,
find dances to the officers and men in
rber's few things as abort lived as
Kh' popularity of a new restarint.
Hpeakin ' ' MeAdoo, Tell Binklcy ears
tie set wfcer th' trap drummer ' th'
Wilson orchestra has quit.
(Written for the United Press)
' I saw a strange and mystic thing
Just ag today was breaking, ' "
I thought I heard the Angels sing,
The distant echoes waking.
I seemed to see them, all in white -Prom'
filmy clouds descending
Their fair forms mingled with the light,
Emerging, fading, blending.
There in the coobled city street,
By tenement,; most lowly, - '
Methought I saw their shining feet-- - -And
heard tJie.ir voices holy. 1
I heard the mighty chorus swell - ' ?
Praise ye the Lord eternal, .-'
Who knoweth all and loveth well, "
Whose wisdom is supernal, , , ;
IFor there is born to you tliis day .
The Christ war sought to banish, ' : -Peace
and good will, he 'brings for aye,
With this I saw them vanish.
Oh, did I dream or did I wake, .
Do you my friend, beliovo me, -
Pray hope, with meSfor Christ's jiweef sake,
Mine eyes did not- deoeive me. .
Vas Occupied By King Leo
pold Of Belgium On His
Visit To England.
London, Dec. 24. The suite which
President and Mrs. Wilson will occu
py at Buckingham palace is known as
U ho "Belgian suite." It is so called
because it was occupied by King Loo-
!'0'? ?f Boljrium nen thc Iatter vis-
ited Queen Victoria,
The suite comprises seven principal
rooms, all on the same floor, and in
easy couitntmicaldon with each other,
d.t is located slightly to the right of
the palace entrance and is in proxim
ity to the king's and queen's suite. It
commands a view of the gardens on
the west side of the palace.
Though the palace is not at its ''est,
on account of the air raids necessitat
ing removal of the most valuable art
pieces and antiques, it is eicellently
furnished and replete with comforts
and conveniences.
Handsome Dining Boom
Thc dining room, which will be used
for private meals, is called "The Car
Barvon room." It is handsomely furn-
jshed. Adjoining it is the sitting room,
known as the Eighteenth Century
room, on account of its Eighteenth
Century paintings, which include a
number of Van Der Muclens
There are remarkable Buhl cabinets
on each side of the fireplace.
Nearby thc sitting room is the Or
leans room, which takes its name from
the pictures of the Orleans family,
which adorn the walls. This can be us
ed as a bedroom.
The Spanish room, nearby, is the
dressing rooln. Close by are two bath
pcoms .Beyond these is the "pink dress
ing room," so- called because of the
color of its rich upholstering. It is a
huge apartment, in which the pretV
dent could receive business visitors.
The writing taMe and other furnitnre
j consist of choice sandalwood. Steps
'lead fnom this room into the gardens,
where thc king and queen occasionally
I inspected ambulances and reviewed
Lady in Waiting for Mrs. Wilson
A sppnjal room, known as the 'staff
dining room" has been plated at the
disposal of Mrs. Wilson. The woman
who is appointed as her lady in waiting
will reside there.
The ball room in which the Wilson's
will dine with the king and queen
Thursday night, is the largest apart
ment in the palace. The king usually
conferred all military decoration in
this room. The decoration scheme is
gold and white, ith here and there
examples of the finest tapestries. The
principal lighting is derived from pend
ant electric lights. At one end of this
room is a throne, which probably will
4 hidden by floral decorations. At the
other is an organ loft which will be
ased for aa. orchestra.
Czecho Slovak Representative
Says Magyars Are Trying
To Stir Up Revolt.
Washington, Dec. 25. Vienna com
plaints that the Czecho slovaks have
refused to givo" Austria coal are char
acterized as utterly false by Charles
Pergier, Czecho Slovak representative
Pcrgler said ho had been informed by
the Czecho Slovak foreign offico that
the Magyars had Ifeen attempting to
stir up a revolt of German minors in
Bohemia at the very time that the Pra
gue government was consigning stipu
lated coal shipments to German Aus
tria. "The accusation that wo fail to fur
nish Vienna with coal is designed to
compromise us in the eyes of the en
tente." said Pergler. "It is but a
manifestation of the now notorious
Mgyar propaganda of falsehoods."
A dispatch from Munich today stated
that on account of the coal shortage,
all Bavarian factories have closed for
a period of ten days. The government
meanwhile will pay the employes full
Chicago Wase Earners
Given 10 Million In Bonuses
Chicago. Dec. 25. r- Chicago wajre
earners will have an extra ton million
dol'ars to spend after Christmas. Bus
in ms Manager Robert Beach of the
Chicago Association of Commerce to
day estimated the total of Christmas
bonuses by Chicago firms will exceed
that figure.
Washington, Dec. 25. Secre
tary iBaker played Santa Glaus
here this afternoon (4 p. m.)
for children of men in service.
This wa the se-erotary's main
plan today. A huge Christmas
tree on the eapitol gronr.ds was
loaded with Christmas gifts,
distributed by the war secre
tary. Wit many f the eabinet
absent from the capital, the
city spent a quiet holiday. "
The man who bows to tha inevitable
seldom does it as a matter of courtesy
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25, 1918.
! ' - '
Had Fortified Tremselves In
Royal Palace For Clash
With Republican Guard.
Vussian 'National Assembly
Will Be Held January 26,
With 401 Delegates.
By Frank f. Taylor
(United Press staff correspondent)
Berlin, Dec. 24.-4(Do!ycd) Order
was restored today fter mutinous ma
rines had' fortified (themselves in the
royal palace -for BfaKJiours with a
clash with the repHbiiean gunrd. . ,
The trouble arose when the marines
refused to cbey orders -transferring
them to various naval bases. A number
of regiments participated in the fight
ing with the guard, which rosuitcd in
several casualties. .
A deputation of federal officers, sue
ceedd in arranging a parley with the
marines in the paiaee and an agree
ment was reached whereby some of the
marines were to remain in Berlin,
while others were to repo-t to Kiel
and othor ports.
The political situation eontinucs to
wear a variegated complexion. The
royalists and republicans are carrying
out thoir propagandist war. In Bavoria,
where the monarchist movement ap
pears to have gained some headway, ttio
catholics are proposing a referendum
to dei:ido between a monarchy and a
AU Allowed Suffrage
Tho Prussian national assembly, it
has been decided, will be held January
-8. Tho twenty three electoral districts
will select 401 delegates. Direct secret
suffrage will be permitted to all men
and women over 21.
Admiral Von Hipper, commander of
the late Gorman high seas fleet Admir
al Bachmann, commander of what was
tho Baltic floet, and Captain Henko,
naval commander at Kiel, have been
dismissed fsnrn office. It is understood
that Piold Marshal Von llindenburg
will retain his position as commander
in chief of the armies.
Ninety thousand unemplojed .an
ad women in Berlin are being sup
ported by the government. Tho peo
ples' council has notified them that
they must rbtain work ip the couiury,
where there is an urgent need f la-
uur, or mis support, vriu cl'hah.
General Dickman Sends
Christmas Greetings K
American Headquarters in
Germany, Dee. 25. General Jo
seph Dickman, commanding the
Third army, today aent the fol
lowing Christmas greeting to
America on behalf of the men
of the army of occupation,
through the United Pre.
"I am sure all the officers
and men join in heart? greet
ings of good cheer to their rela
tives and friends in the United
States. We are sorry to miss
Christmas at home, but we hope
the Americans who spend Christ
ma at home will feel w havs
accomplished our duty over her
"We have hope for. and fair
prospects of an early retura
home. Ws feel the government
is doing everything possible to
expedite our return."
New York, Dee. 23. Colonel Boose
velt left Roosevelt hospital thuj K'H
ing for his home at- Oyster Bay, where
he will take Christmas dinner with his
Boosevelt has been in th hospital
ror tne pasr sevtm wc muitvung irun -inflamatory
rheums tins. I
Is Visiting Those Who
Have ' Bucked the Line .
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Commander-in-Chief of The American Expeditionary
Forces, Is the Honor Guest of the New England
Division tor His Christmas.
Manual Training School
In Salem 76 Years Ago
nwijwg vi lagans m
Ways Of White Man.
In Salem was established in 3842, un
der the direction of Jason Lee the first
'manual training school west of the Mis
'sissippi river. The building in which
the school was held was the old Oregon
Institute, erected at a cost of $10,000.
The, Oregon Institute later became Wil
lamette university.
I Thia matter of establishing a manual
training school along with teaching do
mestic science is of espeeial interest to
the people vt Buli-m Interested in the
city s school, from the fact that a few
people have not agreed with the board
of education in the matter of teaching
boys useful trades and girls how to
cook and keep house.
Yet, the fact is, that while a few
are still opposed to teaching piaetteal
affairs of life, giving the students the
training that will be of practical bene
fit, it was just 76 years ag0 this fall
that Jason Lee and hie Methodist mis
sionaries were pioneering alon vae
same line and it was only' due to the
fact that Jason Lee was relieved of
his duties in the missionary work that
the school was abandoned. -
It was on May 10, 1841, that com
mittee consisting mostly ot Methodists
was appointed to select a new site for
the mission school. Jason Lee proposed
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lu . -n-illlA A,K
E;;t It Was Way Back In 1861
Was In The Artillery And
Had A 6-Pound Cannon.
Judge Daniel Webster, whose judicial
term as justice of the peace will expire
one week from today, wont into train
ing camp once upon a time, just as
the young men of the present day have
been taking speeiai training bofore go
ing into active semen.
Before the days n.i the Civil war Dan
iel Webster lived in Wisconsin. When
Lincoln ealki for his 75,000 volunteers
to put down tho r:U)llion, Daniel Wob
ster was one of .J' first to volunteer
and by Christinas of 1861, he was in
an artillery training camp at Racine,
Wisconsin. '
In thoso days, as in the present, the
people were' not trainod in. the ways of
war and at the training eamp for artil
lery at Raeine, taere was only one gun
a six pounder. The size of this can
non may be judged comparing it to the
cannon at the armory which it a 12
With his small six-pounder, the artil
lcry men in training at Bacine went
through tha manual, using mostly books
Owro; loiight and - Wed-
' ' aesday fcir, emotioned : edld,
j gentlo eaetsrry wilds. .
Tra ir-" nrnAAiin i
- AinnAP ap. a si as
President Wibn Ec! 26tV
Division Eat Ita Christ-
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Reviewed And Addressed
Troops AtLasgres Then
(United Press staff correspondent)
Chaumont, Dec. 25. President Wil-'
son spent Christmas in the heart of
America's military organization i
Frantic. For the first time an American
executive assumed the actual rolo Of
commander in chief of the Unite
States army in foreign territory.
After passing .through the field of
the Mnrne battles of 1UI4 and JtflM on
a special - train during the night the
president arrived at American head
quarters here early today.
As he stepped from the train, Prenen
and American guards of honor, snap
pod to attention and an Amefienn band
played tho "Star Spangled Banner."
Among thoso who greeted him at tho
stution were Oonerat Perghin?, Ooner
al Wercel, French commnm'er in thia
zone, the mayor and tho perfect of po-liee-..
Given ROusirg Clwei
Tho president and his party wcra
driven in automobiles through tho
quaint old streets to tho Hotel Do
Villc. He wns given a reining welcome
by doughboys, poilus and civilians ns
he passed through the beflaggcd streets
Krom a struggling village, bm., u
around the centuries old cathedral of
Chaumont it has become the chief Am
erican city in Europe, its architectural
beauty has been somewhat marred by
the rough wooden buildings, which,
have sprung np everywhere to nousa
tho American military machinery, but
these were more or les successfully
hidden under a camouflage of flngs
and bunting,
Loft for Langrrs
The president, after a b-iof recep
tion at the Hotel De Villo left tor
Lnngres,whero he reviewed end address
ed the troops. From there he went to
Montignv-Le-Koi, headquarters of the
2flth (New .England) division and
helped the doughboys eat their special
Christmas "chow."
Touring through the billeting arena,
the president found cleanliness and or
"polished up" Bud the natives, car:
rying flags and dressed in their Hur
rying flags and dressed in their Sim
day best were on hand to greet him.
Returning to iChaumont, the presi
dent reviewed the headquarters garri
son. Tho troops were drawn up in the
big courtyard about which the army
executive buildings stand. Wilson'
automobile cire'ed the courtyard and
then sped up the broad botlcvard to
General Pershing's chateau.
Thc president will leave for London
at six o'clock tonight.
.,.) tnr (hair information. They
just practiced the manual of arma and
foot drill. ,
One year later, Christmas, 1862 Judga
Webster found himself , in front of
Yicksburg with General Sherman's ar
my. The day was spent on steam
boat near Vicksburg. Judge Webster
was also there when General 6rant took
the eity July 4, 1863. "
When the Christmas season rom-u
around for 1S63, Judge Webster wns
with his artillery company at Hew Or-leons-under
command of General Banks.
In 14 on Dee. 2o, he was eaptain or
detail at headanarters of
General Banks in New Orleans. By th
lime v,nriBniD vt, .
the Judge had been mustered ant of
the service after his four years of ac
tive duty, and was passing the day in
Kansas City. Mo.
The ladder's top isn't easily attained,
but the view is worth thc effort: ; .
ii . a. lMHfi was A inmiRa.