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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1915-
42,000 POUNDS OF TURKEY DISTRIBUTED AMONG 3074 EMPLOYES OF STETSON HAT FACTORY
MDVALE STEEL GEK
J CHRISTMAS BOWER;
T AWAIT RELATIVES
BIG WAR ORDER FROli
Contract Amounts to Betw.
$28,000,000 nnd $80,00000?
Company's Volume of '
Apartments Occupied by Presi
dent and Bride Beautifully
IGUESTS PLAN AFFAIR
HOT SPnJNOS, Vn., Dec. H.A force
vt decorators today transformed the pres
idential suite, occupied by President Wil
son nnd his bride, Into a veritable Christ
tnas bower. Wreaths of holly and mlstte
toe were festooned over the walls and
electric light fixture, while a beautiful
sproco tree was In readiness to bo set up
'"should the President so deslM. Prepara
tions have been made for tho entertain--'ment
of any members of the families of
'Mr. nnd Sirs. Wilson who may come to
tay here over the holiday. Meanwhile
an effort was being made today to have
tho President consent to being the guest
of honor at the Christmas Eve cclcbrn-
" Hon hero In the hotel.
Tho President sent n very heavy bag
of malt back lo Washington through a
messenger who left hero on the night
.train. It Is understood that Included In
tho list was a batch of Instructions for
Colonel H, M House, who sails for Eu
rope next week, nnd documents dcnllng
with the Ancona case. It hns been doll
" nltely decided that tho President and his
bride will not return to Washington until
January J. The rest and seclusion Is
'greatly benefiting the Chief executive,
and he wants to stay away from Wash
ington until the return of Congress makes
his presence there necessary.
PRESIDENT LAVISHES GIFTS
OX HIS YOUNG FRIENDS
House Auto Pilled
"Goodies" for Children
,,. WASHINGTON', Dec 2I.-There was
the shrill alarm of an automobile horn.
Children at play early today In front
of their homes along Washington road,
near the Wasnlngton Country Club, In
Virginia, paused In 'heir games. Other
children In the houses came running out.
They knew that horn well.
And as to youngsters, ranging In nge
from 3 years to 12. ran, delighted, out to
?yj.ho curb a big White House limousine,
"-"loaded to tho guards" with toys of nil
kinds nnd candy nnd fruit of every de
scription, wheeled up. Packages were
turn iled to each, and I. II. Hoover,
White House head ushe-, added "Merry
Christmas" to nil.
It was the President's Christmas re
membrance to some of his little friends.
The little scene Is enacted each year.
Tho children are those who always run
out nnd greet the President when he Is
on his way to tho Washington Country
Club. They know tho nutomoblle horn
of the 'White House car, and tho Presi
dent always has It blown when he ap
proaches the row of houses nlong ' nsli
Ington road where his little friends live.
Back In the White House today two
other youngsters play: unmindful of the
preparations which are going forward to
make their Christmas a happy one. They
are the President's grandchildren. Miss
Ellen McAdoo, aged 11 months, nnd Mas
ter Francis Sayrc, who has passed tho
age of one year.
Tomorrow morning they will nwaken
to find n great Christmas tree awaiting
them In the library on the second floor
of tho White House. It will sparkle with
many beautifully colored lights, nnd the
boughs will droop with mysterious pack
ages which Santa Claus. who will have
coma In tho night, will hnve left. It
will be the first Christmas thise young
sters have spent together In their grand
father's big house.
uranddaddy himself will not be there.
H Is on his honeymoon In tho moun-
italns of Virginia with his bride, but
thero will be presents nnd good wishes
from him hidden In the tree.
Miss Kllen and Master Frnncls will
act ns hosts to another young lady, Jo-Jf-sephme
Cothran, of Philadelphia, grand -fjiilece
of the President, who Is here with
Iiier mother, Mrs. Anne Cothran. and
lithe other guests of the youngsters at
jtihe v.irlstmas celebration will be their
, respective mothers and fathers, Mr. and
, 'Mrs. i. Illlam G. McAdoo, -r. and Mrs.
jtFrancIs Snyre; Miss Margaret Wilson,
fiillss Helen Woodrow Hones and Pro
cessor Herbert Axson, brother of the
. (former Mrs. Wilson, and the Misses
.Nona and Kallie McAdoo.
ij- Christmas dinner at the White House
jj.wlll be in the state In? room in tho
II, Today all of tho employes In the White
'House and executive offices are bearing
'homo a large turkey, the regular Chrlst
I mas gift of the President to those about
XMAS AT GERMANTOWN HIGH
h 'Original Sketches, Songs and Rcci
)J. tations Given by Pupils
HTwo original sketches, written and
acted by the pupils of the Qermnntown
UHlgh School, were the features of the
Christmas exercises held in the audi
torium of the school at Germantown nve
.., "" and High street oday. Another fea-
lure on tho program which ct traded much
attention was the Christmas tree dance,
an original Idea 1th several of tho girls
of the Institution,
Tha sketches were entitled "The School
Christmas Tree" and "The Redemption of
Santa Claus," which was a musical skit
In three acts. Dr. Harry Keller, princi
pal of tha Institution, presided over the
exercises of the boys' section, and Miss
Mar' Holmes assistant superintendent of
tha school, directed the girls' exercises.
The boys' celebration was held at 3
o'clock and the exercises by the girls at
Singing of Christmas carols, school
songs, selections by the boys' orchestra
and tha glee club, and several solos and
recitations were on the program. Among
those who participated were Merritt Ul
bard, 7. Douglas Trower, Albert C. Beatty
and Miss Dorothy Elcombe. Short ad
dresses were made by Doctor Keller and
CITY EMPLOYE REWARDED
Turljey for Engineer Whose Work
A biff turkey for Christmas dinner was
presented to H. M. Packer, an engineer
In tha Bureau of Highways, by Director
Morris U. Cooke, of the Department of
Public Works, today for work that
brought tha best letter of commendation
tor B. city employe received in the year.
The letter, which Is from the Pennsyl
vania Company for Insurances on Lives
and Granting Annuities, says:
''For several month during the current
year we suffered much annoyance and In
convenience by reason of drain water
flowing Into our building. It was diffi
cult to ascertain tha cause, and the vari
ous bureaus In your department acted
with great efficiency and cheerfulness In
the matter, but It was not until lato In
the summer that the trouble was located.
"I want to particularly call to your at
tention the valuable services rendered by
Assistant Engineer H M. Packer who
iras energetic competent and continuous
ly or the Job. and I feel that the satisfac
tory tut oo of the rna-'er ) due In a
gtp r " v to hfcs p-r-o -lji
(j'?ftor vooxa anneueeea some lime
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TAKE A TIP! THIS IS OPEN
SEASON FOR "TIPPING"
Even the Artful Dodger Couldn't Elude Smiling Sene-
gambians and Others Who Expect Trinkgeld, Pour-
boire, Backsheesh or Just Plain "Tip"
Apartment-house dwellers nnd renters
of hotel apartments sympathize with tho
soldiers In the trenches In Europe. While
no news would bo more welcome to them
thnn that Henry Ford had accomplished
his ambition, stilt they have a war of
their own on their hands now, which oc
cupies them almost to the exclusion of
everything else. They nro not the only
ones In tho conflict, although they claim
they hold tho first lino of tronches. res
taurant patrons, barber shop frequenters
nnd Just plain housekeepers nro also In
the throes of battle.
The llrst-mentloned class Is meeting
with reverses nt the hands of the Scne
gamblan apartment house troops. As the
timid tennnt makes a desperate effort
tu slip Into his trench without being
noticed, tho Scncgnmblans espy him and
cut off his escape. A shudder passes
through him from his wntch to his bank
Well might ho quail at the sight of n
uniformed bellhop or the brass buttons
ornamenting tho exterior of tho smiling
elvntor mnn. Mr. 1. M. A. Tightwad
slinks through the corridor on tho way
to his apartment, but he Is discovered.
CHRISTMAS EVE; WHOLE
CITY REVELS IN JOY
Continued from rase One
a limousine, followed by nn older wom
an, bent nnd gray, also In furs. There
were several packages, wrapped and
sealed, in the car.
"O hurry, mother," said tho first wom
an. "Wo must get Jimmy's electric
railway, and then see about tho turkey."
There was the snme light In her yes ns
was In tho poor woman's. And In both
cases it was said as plainly as If they
had spoken that Christmas is com
ing. decorated with green. Chrlstmns Is com
ing there. Just as It Is In all other parts
of the city.
The grimy region of the wharves has
Down at Leaguo Island the warships nro
caught tho fever of It. Stevedores haul
at ropes and struggle with casks of oil
and cases of clothing with a vim, for to
morrow will bo a holiday.
A "wharf rat," small and ragged, was
watching a. crane nnd shovel unloading
coal from a barge.
"What Is Santy Claus goln' to bring
you?" asked a skeptical loafer. Ironic
ally. "A bag of candy," responded the boy
promptly, "an" a little boat."
"Where'll you sail it? On the river?"
pursued tho doubter.
"Saw, at home," replied tha gamin;
"In a tub."
A "rat" with a homo! Christmas is
Christmas, though, will be dreary for
the sailors of the Rhnetla and Prlnz
Osknr, the Interned German vessels. They
are standing today along tho rail, look
ing down on the water as It moves be
tween tho wharves, and they nro waiting
for their second Christmas In exile from
To Jump bark up town, the railway
stations are humming with travelers,
"boys and girls" going and coming home.
The railroads report more traveling this
Christmas season than ever before, and
today is a busier one for the trainmen
than was this day last year. It Is a new
type of commuter that sits In the watt
ing room or runs for his truln; he car
ries a package or so Instead of a suit
case. Tha markets, like the stores, are alive
with "last-minute" customers, for tha
Christmas meal Is Important,
"More Chrlstmns business than ever
before." Bald George H. McKay, super
intendent of tha Reading Terminal Mar
ket. "People are buying more than usual
and money seems easier."
Tha riarket will remain open until 9
o'clock and perhaps 10 o'clock tonight
for the rush of actual "last-second" shop,
pers, which Is expected to keep tha
straining clerks and salesmen of hundreds
of stores and shops hard at work until
both hands of the clock under Father
Penn'a fet, on City Hall tower, point
straight to the icnlth.
And It will all be over as suddenly as
the drop of a piece of mortar down the
chimney. With the dawn of day tha hur
rying crowds, the peddlers, the pseudo
Santa Clauses, tho hustle and the bustle,
the packages, tho eager, worn faces all
will have been brushed from off the
streets as if by a broom.
TOWN OF SELLERSVILLE
GIVES CHRISTMAS TREE
City Fathers Play Santa Claus to
SELLERSVILLE, Pa.. Dec. 21. All
Sellersvllle will turn out Christmas morn
ing at community exercises for Sellers
vllle's second community Christmas tree.
The tree U a magnificent fir and is deco
rated with Incandescent lights.
Last year a crowd from a radius of 10
miles attended the exercises and even a
greater crowd Is looked for tomorrow.
Tonight the Fldello Maennerchor will sing
under tha tree when the lights are turned
on and tomorrow morning, when the
"kiddles" of the town ore tha Christmas
guests of borough fathers and the gen
eral public, the Young Men's Choral So
ciety, under the direction of W. F. Day,
will sing The Sellersvllle Mocse Band
will also make Us first public appear
ance Tonight at 7.4S o'clock tha light of
Ttnviestown's community tree will be
I turnc1 on J?v Burgess Henry A Jamts
and there will be carol and other mu-
a(c J . Moanoao. county superintend-
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Tho enemy swoops down on him, picks
lint off his coat, brushes his trousors for
tho 'Bteenth time and gives him tho cor
rect telephone numbers of tho persons
who have called him up. '
Itetroat or tho evacuation of his pres
ent position are nllko Impossible. Whllo
they shower favors on him ho would
gladly, with a song an his lips, felt them
with n stone axe. Deep In tho murk of
the main trench the Janitor crouches,
nwaltlni? his opportunity. Tho dumb
wnltor attendant carols a light ntr ns ho
sends the soup on Its upward Journey
and offers In dulcet tones to put the
kitchen stove and the wtish tubs on
tho dumbwaiter if tho tenant so de
sires. The while tho cowering tennnt sticks
ns close to Ills trench ns exigencies will
permit. And In the very nlr courtesy
Moats like tho poisonous gases of tho
Restaurant patrons are evacuating their
sentry boxes, which they have occupied
for months to avoid a hund-to-hand en
gagement with waitresses nnd waltors.
G. I. M. Close changes his barber shon
nt this time to avoid being carved Into
steak next year. Hut housekeepers urn
obliged to stand by their guns and
Children from the Taber Homo and from
the public schools will nlso sing.
$100,000,000 FOR CHRISTMAS
SPENT IX NEW YORK CITY
Poor of Metropolis Will Hnvo Mer
riest of Holidays
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. - New York's
poor will have tho merriest Christmas
they have had In many a year. Krlss
Krlngle will havo plenty of aid In seeing
that nil the little stockings of tho tene
ment districts nro well filled. Almost
every fumlly without means will bo the
recipient of n Christmas dinner, while
toys galore will be distributed among tho
little ones of the poor.
Vincent Astor, Mrs. Helen Gould Shcp
ard. Congressman Loft and others will
distribute thousands of Chrlstmns fam
ily dinners, whllo the many charltnble
organizations In the greater city havo
planned to feed thousands more.
Tho holiday spirit Is everywhere In tho
air. It Is estimated that JIOO.OOO.OOO was
Bpent In shopping. Thousands of dollars
havo been distributed among employes
In the financial district.
MANY GIFTS TO POOR
E. T. Stotesbury Plavs Ladv
Bountiful to 1800 Needy
Hundreds of poor mothers nnd children
In Philadelphia are unusually hnppy to
day. .Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury, although
unable to b present owing to a delayed
train from the West, played the double
rolo of Santa Claus and Lady Bountiful
In spirit, nt least, to the 1S0O mothers and
children who nttended her annual Christ
mas treat In the Starr Garden recreation
Fentre. 7th and Lombard streets, last
Any one doubting the success of the
festival should make Inquiries from tho
youngsters. Upon arrival each one of a
hnppy army of children received a boxful
of fascinating toys, enndy and fruit, and
a. second box containing lea crenm and
cake. The older boys and girls received
KENSINGTON'S "TINY TIM"
DEAD OF PNEUMONIA
Ralph White's Many Friends Mourn
Loss of Cheery Little Boy
"Tiny Tim," of Kensington, Is dead of
pneumonia and was buried today. His
name was Ralph White; he was 12 years
old and lived at JtH Frankford avenue.
He was a pupil at the Horatio B. Hackett
School, York and Sepvlva streets, where
his average In study and examination
was SO. but In disposition. In his dally
contact with his playmates, schoolfel
lows and those within and without his
home he maintained a constant average
of 63 and a fraction.
There was always a smile upon his lit
tle face and always a kindly, cherry
word falling from hla lips. Yesterday
W. B. Lowrle, principal of the Horatio
B. Hackett School, spoke collectively to
all the pupils of the sunshine In Ralph's
nature, and said he was well entitled to
being likened to Dickens' Immortal boy
character, that he was glad the boy had
been so known for many months past.
"Tiny Tim" worked on Friday nights
and all day Saturdays for his father, who
keeps a tea and coffee store, and he care
fully put away the EO cents he received
for smilingly delivering tea to customers,
with tha Idea of buying Christmas pres
ents for "some little kids who wouldn't
have much at Christmas." His father
to whom he had confided their names'
will see that "Tiny Tim's" savings are
spent after the funeral today in tha
way tha boy Intended.
Funeral services were held at tba
Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Church,
opposite the school he dally attended.
Mr. Lowrle, tha principal, and many of
the boys who knew "Tim" attended tha
Cat'a Grave Decorated for Christmas
A Christmas tree placed In Blttenhouse
Square over the grave of Tom Bltten
house, a cat that made tu home in the
square until Its death In March. 1M1. U
decorated for the Christmas season It I
waa planted by Harry Truitt. suoerln- 1
Undent of tha square, and tended ky hta I
law taati- ?:, I
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A reproduction of the mcdnls
nwnrdod today to tho men who
have seen fiO yofti-3 of service
WIDOW GETS PRESENTS
Many Send Money and Gro
ceries to Family of
Gifts of money nnd groceries kept com
ing nil tiny to Mrs. Fltzsltnmons, widow
of Hlg-Hearted Jim, tho waiter who was
shot dead a year ngo when he protected
n bootblack who uni being attacked by
u man with n revolver. Since Jim's
death his widow hns been In great dis
tress, was evicted from one houso and
was threatened with eviction from her
present homo nt 112.1 South Nnpn street
But several women who hail rend a re
port of this case In tho Evcnino Ledoch
paid tho back rent, nnd others havo been
prompt to render not only tho material
assistance the hnrd-worklng woman and
her four children require, but nlso tho
"makings" of somo real Christmas cheer.
A dollar hill came by mall with a note
signed "Sympathy"; 2 enmo from "G.
It."; Jl from "M. II. P."; groceries from
Polly Evans, of tho North American: Jl
from G. M. Powell: $3 from a friend of
Matthew Griffin, and 5 nnd a basket of
fruit from an anonymous donor who
drove up In an nuto nnd hurriedly de
parted. WOMAN GIVES 1B.
A woman who "wanted to give n Ilttlo
Christmas happiness where It was really
needed" has contributed $15 for Mrs.
Fltzslmmons and for Mrs. McGonlgle, of
130', South Napa street. The donor stip
ulated only that her name be not used,
nnd this Is published to nckuonledgo re
ceipt of tho money. Mrs. McGonlgle,
a neighbor of Jlrs. Fltzslmmons, aroused
tho compassion of the women who visited
the latter nnd saw that she was having
as hard a struggle to support her four
children as Big-hearted Jim's widow.
"SANTA CLAUS LADY"
More Than 1000 Children
Await Her at Ninth St. and
Hundreds of children assembled nt
Ninth nnd "Washington .ivenuo today
for tho annual visit of tho "Snnti Claus
Lady." The youncsters, many of them
scantily clad, but happy with expectation,
waited patiently outside th- residence of
Mrs. Mary Kclhower, of 935 South Front
street, where they were each given toys
or candy things necessar: to n real
Christmas, but not always Included where
salaries are meagre and families large.
Accompanied by her mother, her sister
Dorothy and Miss Bmmn Bradbury, SIlss
Ollvo May Wilson, the "Santa Clnua
Lady," left her home at 5151 Morris street.
Germantown, In a big automobile loaded
with the toys and candy The party pro
ceeded to Front and Washington avenue,
where the distribution began at 10:30
o'clock. More than 1000 children were the
happy recipients of the gifts.
Miss Wilson received more than JS.0OO
toys and gifts of various kinds to be dis
tributed this year among the worthy poor
children. It ha been the largest number
ever received by her for the work, and
has kept a corps of eight young women
busy during the last few weeks, packing
and shipping the presents. More than
9000 packages were sent outside of Phila
delphia and Pennsylvania day before yes
terday. GET CHRISTMAS MONEY
Tardy Husbands and Fathers Yield
$5000 Under Legal Pressure
Hundreds of wives and children were
tho happy recipients today of special de
livery letters from the District Attor
ney's office containing money for Christ
mas. Nearly $5000 was thus distributed.
The money was collected by the staff
In charga of non-support cases, which
literally squeezed and prodded tha money
out of wayward husbands and fathers to
whom a Joyous Chrlstmastlde for those
dependent on them meant absolutely
It was necessary to threaten the tardy
husbands In many cases with a term on
tha county stone pile In order to get the
money promptly. It Is hoped to make
another distribution of about X00 on
New Year's Day.
Assistant District Attorney Fox takes
the stand that there are fewer men out
of employment this year than ever be
fore, and ,1s, therefore, using every effort
to reatb. delinquent husbands. Nearly
100 letters containing- money were sent to
poverty-stricken families today.
Gives Scholarship to Worthy Boy
MBRCERSBUlta, Pa., Dec. H.-H. B.
Kelpar. of Lancaster, Pa., has given to
the Mercersburg Academy the sum of
2000, the interest of which Is to be used
ach year to help educate a worthy boy
n( limited means. Mr Koin,. ,,v. m.
ehoLarblu au a thank offering m ,
honor, of Mrs. Helper, who U recovering i
from a. very ivr lllataj. J
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GETS CHRISTMAS WISH A CELL
"Iloro I'm Sure of n Bod nnd Dinner,
Judge," Says Man Who Faces
Jim McGrnth. a chronic prisoner In tho
Northeast, elected to spend Christmas In
jail today whon all his fellow prisoners
were given their liberty by Magistrate
Glenn, who was sitting In tho 4th and
York streets pollco station.
Eight men and two women wore
brought beforo tho Magistrate and ha re
leased thorn all so that they wouldn't
havo to spend Christmas bohlnd tho
bars. Jim McGrath, though, was not
pleased, He rcquostcd tho Magistrate to
let htm stay In tho station houso.
"Hero I'm suro of a Ded nnd a dinner,
Judge," ho said, "and I wouldn't have
either outsldo." So tho Judgo granted tho
Christmas wish, and Jim went back to
his cell. Ho took witn htm a box. of
candy Hko that every ono of his fellows
got from Mnglstrato Glenn.
In giving tho prisoners their liberty,
tho Magistrate remarked that nmong
tho other things they had to bo happy for
was that the last municipal election "hnd
been won." It meant, ho said, a brighter,
AWAITS KIDNAPPED BOY
Mother of Richard Meekins Hns
Toys and Tree Ready in Hope
of His Return
Tho dancing benr which will not danca
nny more, because the Ilttlo boy who
got It laBt Christmas broko the main
spring, was brought out today with nil
tho other toys of nichard Mecklns, Tho
S-year-old boy, missing for one .month,
Is believed to havo been kidnapped. But
his mother, Mrs. Luko Mecklns, of 2419
South Cist street, is bringing his old toys
out of closets Just for the ono chance in
n thousand thnt Richard might come
She even bought him one present, a
schoolbag that he wanted. The Teddy
bear ho got when he was one year old
sits on tho table beside the dancing bear
nnd the schoolbag, and a tree Is there
and will bo trimmed tonight.
Jnmcs, tho younger brother of Itlchnrd,
who wrote n letter to Santa Claus, will
havo as good a Christmas as ever, al
though ho Is constantly asking for his
brother, and runs to tho door fiom time
to tlmo to see If ho Is coming.
"HIGH JINKS" IN WALL STREET;
"PROSPERITY CHRISTMAS" FUN
Stream of Gold Flows to Thousands
NEW YOniC, Dec. 21.-Santa Claus
drew rein In the financial district today
and Wall street broke Into one of the
wildest prosperity celebrations In Its his
tory. "High Jinks" on the floor of tho New
York Stock Exchange, on the curb and
on the Consolidated Stock Exchange
marked the advent of Chrlstmns,
Employes of tho stock exchanges, arm
ed with noise-making devices, added to
the bedlam when JM.000 In gold was dis
tributed to them from a pool collected
by tho members. Hundreds of other em
ployes of financial Institutions, nearly nil
of them rewarded by Christmas gratuities,
thronged the streets. Joining In the cele
bration, Tha financial district was n gala spot.
A Christmas tree on the Consolidated
Exchange was tha centre of a "prosperity
frolic." More than 1C00 brokers Joined
hands and danced about the tree, and
the tunes of a regimental band were
drowned by the din of shouting voices,
horns and whistles.
"War millionaires," thosa whose riches
as yet are only a few months old, re
membered the most lowly of Stock Ex
change workers. Scrub women, their tlrtd
faces wreathed In smiles, stood In line,
mops In hand, and surveyed the antics
of the crowd an the floor, while a com
mittee gave them presents from the
J. P. Morgan & Co. la reported to have
given employes 3) per cent, of their an
nual salaries as a Christmas gift. Scores
of houses gavo as much as 10 per cent.,
and ono concern, the Central Trust Com
pany, distributed CO per cent, of the an
U. S. ARMY AND NAVY MEN
TO HAVE CHRIST3IAS FEAST
Celebrations Will Be Had on Every
Ship and at Posts
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-Every ship in
tha United States Navy and every Army
post and camp wherever located showed
real signs of Christmas today. Decorat
ing ships and army stations began today.
Another and more Important part of tha
Christmas program was that of preparing
150.000 pounds of turkey for the hundreds
of ovens on man-o'-waramen and at Army
Sixty-five thousand pounds of th na
tional bird were required for the Navy
alone. Other Items on the Army and
Navy bills of fare were CO00 gallons of
oyster soup, 30,000 pounds of celery, 6000
gallons of cranberries, scores of barrels
of sweet and white potatoes, 15.000 or
more pumpkin and mines pies and 3,000
pound of plum pudding. The Navy men
were to top off their Yuletlde dinners with
the best of cigars.
At many Army post in the Hawaiian
Islands, the Philippine, along tha border
and throughout the United States, and pa
score of warships special proyraaw war
pUtn-d for tomorrow slht, Z
90 CHRISTMAS BABIES,
EACH ONE YEAR OLD, TO
Parents Plan Birthday Anniver
sary Celebrations for the In
fanta Who Arrived Ldiat
SORROW IN ONE HOME
Ninety babies, who made their ontrance
Into tho world on December 25, 10H, will
colebrato their blrthdny anniversaries to
morrow. In theso ninety homes Christ
mas will havo a doublo significance.
It is expectod that about 120 new babies
will arrive In this city tomorrow. That
Is tho figure estimated by tho clerks In
tho Bureau of Vital Statistics, by de
termining tho usual number of births In
proportion to tho total population. Last
year 101 babies wcro born.
Tho DO who will enjoy a new experience
tomorrow the celebrating of their birth
day nnnlversary are all who aro living
of tho 101 born last year. Sickness, either
hereditary or contracted, made their stay
on earth a short ono.
It Is snfe to wager on tho ono name thnt
will bo In the mnjorlty nmong tho girls
born tomorrow. It has been found thnt
parents find Mary a desirablo name for
Blr:a born ChrlatmnH day.
Christmas Day will have n triple or per
haps a, quadruple significance for 1-ycnr-old
George Wnrrcu Kaufman, Jr., who
lives at 2632 North 31st Etreot. It will not
only bo his birthday nnnlvcrsajy. It will
not only bo Chrlstmna Day, but it will
be the occasion for a reunion of four gen
erations of the family, which will Join
him in the celebration of tho important
A Chrlstmns baby Is nothing new In tho
family of 1-yoar-old Myrtlo Mary Nece,
337 Chelten nvenue, Germantown. liar
great-grnndmothor was u Christmas baby
who lived to bo 101 years old. Myrtle Is
tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
A really flno Chrlst-nns present n waits
Mary Elizabeth Buhnke, 147 North Sal
ford Btrcet. Her parents decided when
she was born they would keep every
coin that came to them bearing tho dato
of her birth 1911-nnd put It awny fo
her. Little Mnry may not apprcclnto thlj
present now, but when sho gets older ho:
parents bellcvo sho will be quite grateful.
Other happy year-old Christmas babies
will bo Harry Breltenbach, 4319 North 0th
street; Frances Mary Bedding, 230 North
Wannmaker street; Bobert Warren Plank,
1515 North C2d street; Anna Mario O'Don
nell, 1837 Carpenter street; St. Clalro
Stlnson, 523 Newmarket street, and Nn
tallna Bancase, 1435 South Broad street.
Over nt leaBt ono or tho Christmas ba
bies a heavy shadow falls. It Is tho shad
ow of war and poverty, Harry Bluesten,
457 North 6th stroet. Is tho only source
of Joy In tho homo, whore they nro mourn
ing the death of baby'a two uncles, boI
dlers In the Austrian army. His father Is
a reservist In tho Austrian army and there
Is danger that he may havo to go, leav
ing his baby boy behind.
HEAVIEST MAIL ON RECORD
500,000,000 Pieces Handled in Local
Postofllco During Last Ten Days
of Christmas Rush
Mora than a half billion pieces of mall
will have been handled through the local
Postofuce Department by tho time old
Saint Nick gets ready to slip down chlm
neys tonight. This Is counting only tha
number of pieces received In the last
ten days since the Chrlstmns rush be
gan, said Postmaster John A. Thornton
today, nnd the total volume of business
exceeds that of last year by at least 10
per cent., the heaviest on record. In the
last few days there has been an Increase
of several million plues a day over last
year, according to tha Postmaster,
In splto of this huge increase the local
staff has been able to keep abreast of
the flow, and It was stated that the force
was In no sense of the word swamped,
This Is partly due to tha fact that more
than 1000 extra clerkH have been taken
on for the holiday rush, and to the fact
that two huge windows have been built
In the main corridor, where packages
can be weighed and mall received In
large trays, thus doing away with the
old system, which required people to
stand in line and mall their letters one
at a time In the slots.
The office will be open all night and
there will be one delivery at 7 a. m.
filch Richardssjr.1 m a nac
The Mldvalo Btcel Ordnanco w '
has closed a contract with th iw
Government for 12-Inch sheila ,fflot J5 '
to between 128,000.000 and 130,000 MO n
statement Is also mad on v'MT' v, '
authority that between now Rn4 LT
another contract with tho am nJ
ment will bo entered Into, toVaI!.
which will bo considerably lJ?.6.'tt
tho total Just mentioned? ,tr
Asldo from this largo amount of ...
ordor business with foreign emJiJ1'
tho AtWvalo now has on S Cft
orders for domestlo business. In V?
tho company's volumo of bu.lnest boo.u
s no lnrgo that orders are not nowj2!
taken except for delivery well So ml
The company manufactures a verr 1.1a
grado steel which Is used exten.w.ij'fc
car axles nnd tho demand for this tuu? .
ar class of Its products has u
usually largo for sovcral months.
Tho fact that tho directors of ti. mm
vnlo Company havo authorlwd th ,,'
pcndlturo of sovcral millions of oonU.'
for additions to Its plants Is U&T,
Indicate that Us orders are subrUMW
and that tho outlook for th. futoJk ,
for a heavy Increase In business.
Directors of the company do net m.
gnrd tho Mldvalo In any sew M a
order nrnnnoUInn ..... i. . "
that It will enjoy a libera. 1 sTd'.
STETSON WORKERS GET
FORTUNE IN GIFTS
Continued from ro One
being nbsent," ho said. He seat root
wishes to nil. IW
Tho Bov. Floyd W. Tomklns, rwtor el
Holy Trinity Church, said It was a himr
thought of tho management to him tli
60th nnnlvcrBary nt this time, "becMieli
It had not been for what Christmas (Unit
for thero would be no such cauia for
colobratlon today. In times that art io
full of changes ns the present, It li amn
Ing that n concern should be malntilnM
with such unchanging Ideals for half i
century. Only a great leader can do net
thlng3. This company Is an object lesson
of tho recognition thnt truo leadtnhlj
Tho gifts distributed among cm;!orei
wore 3071 turkeys, with nn aggrtriU
weight of 42,000 pounds; 1D0O fiftieth anni
versary bronzo medals, a pair of flora
and n pound of candy to ench of 1100 girls,
TO hats, tS watches, 50 chains, SIS ihirti
of stock In tho Stetson Building and Loin
Ansoclatlon, each share having a valuttt
$200 at maturity; bonuses to every em
ployes to tho more deserving, on their
record, shnrcs of John It. Stetson Com
pany's common stock, tho present mrket
value of which Is $100 n share, and a life
Insurance policy for $3000, known u
"twenty payment llfo plan," golnj to M.
H. Wright, advertising manager.
Tho shares of common stock vert di
vided among 2S employes. Sixty-one n
eclved building association stock. J,
Howell Cummlngs, president of the com
pany, said In his nddrcss that there u
only ono person connected with the.na
pnny today who was associated wltMr.
Stetson when ho founded the bujinta
Wllllam F. Fray.
"Whllo none of us can boast of 60 years
of service, thero are a number who biti
been here 25 years and longer. Thenimei
of these persons, 232 In number, sill tt
thrown on tho canvas, A year aro 1
urged upon you the necessity of Iceeplnf
our organization Intact during the penM
of extreme depression, so that we woull
be prepared to tako advantage of the
first signs of business nwakenlng. I Ilt
tlo realized then that by the end of tht
year wo would be literally swamped wM
"Tho orders for the last !x wiell
show an Incrcnso of TO per cent, as com
pared with the corresponding period el
last year, and arc 11 per cent, more than
we havo ever received during any com
spondlng period. Do not misunderstand
mc. I do not want you to get the Im
pression that the business for the current
year Is going to show nn Increase ln pro
portion to the Increase In orders tor the
period Just referred to.
"Tho orders for the six weeks bare
averaged nearly 10,000 dozens per week,
and while the prospects for the future
nre bright there Is sufficient haie w
the ntmosphero to make us feel that It
would bo unwise to make extensive Im
provements nt this time with a view to
Increasing our facilities.
"A feautre of these exerclaea Is tM
payment of tho bonus. Dy some It u
referred to as a "profit-sharing r1"
but. ns I havo explained Beveral tinea.
It Is not profit shnrlng In the eenae In
which that term Is generally used, we
do not set nslde a certain per cent 01
our profits for distribution to the em
ployes. Tho employe Is paid at ChrUl
mas an nmount based on what he or im
has earned during the year, and tn
amount Is Included In the cost of operat
ing the department. The amount paw
tho employe has no relation whatever
to our profits. Tho same Per,cenl;,,,
not paid In an departments, n. ---from
n minimum" of 6 per cent, to
maximum of 20 per cent. .,
"When the bonus plan was adopieou
years ago, It applied to only one
partment. Since then other teV"1??
have been included In prats.
Last year I said that about SO per cent
of tho skilled labor participated in i
distribution, or about 75 per cent , or w
per cent, of our employes. This y
aro Included. Every man, "',";TJja
and girl whose name was on the psj
when we closed our books on ts
of October will today receive B1"
sum In ensh," ,v, uie-
A luncheon was given after "',,
bratlon to Colonel Cummlngs na
other officers of the company M
Beltovue-Stratford by the aln"B "
soclated with the Stetson Companj.
ACADEMV OP MUSIO
SATURDAY. JANUARY 8, J
When ignorance is bliss,
the crowd passeth thy
door to buy elsewhere.
Make known thy wares
through the preachments
of good advertising.