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SOMEWHERE EVERY ONE
MAY HAVE CHRISTMAS
Good Old New York Opens Its Heart, as
Usual, and Provides Dinners and Cloth
ing for Its Needy Army.
YULETIDE SPIRIT GRIPS COUNTRY
New York stopped long enough in
the hurrv and whirl of late shopping
and business vcxations yesterday. to
show that de*-p down within the city
of steel nnd granlte hnd a great WgfW.
Many lutie iactdenta happened "th?
Day before Chri?tmas," which proved
that men and women are human, after
all. Thobo who have no money need
not be without al l<-?st pome Christmas
<he-T, for nli over the clty theje are
dlnnera ami clotbtaf aad iralcoma for
Ifgny letters to Santa have fallen
into hands happy to fulfll the none too
Biadeal Wlahaa Of Ihe Juvenlle ir.inds
thnt composed them.
The Board of Aldermen afound one
cf Its form.r members ln want and
made liiin and hls famiiy happy with
gifts and a joh.
FINAL RUSH OF XMAS MAIL
MAKES REOISTRY MEN WAIL.
ln Iho flnal rush <>f I'hristmas mall
J esterday, long llnes of persons
formed around all the reglstry wln?
dowa In the main postoftice, and
anxlous Inquirles were heard as to
whether a package mailed at this late
hour had r-till a chance of reachlng
the addressee this mornlng
"I could not teli you," was tha
answer of an elderly clerk at the
reglstry window, who was asked by a
young woolly-headed eltlren whether
the boon he was sending to a fair
damsel uptown would be dellvered this
?Can't you make a guess at it?" the
young man p< rslsted, ln an effort to
paclfy his own mlsgivings.
?N'ever again." said the clerk. * I
did that ln former years and you
ought to have heard what I got for
the very few wrong guesses 1 made
A f. ? days after Christmas last year
B inan mahod to my window and de
Biandfll what rlght I had to teli him
that hls package might be dellvered
In time. If I hadn't said it he would
have sent lt i y aaeoaeager, he de
t lared. and to car- off the matter
ba growled before he left:
"1 aappoai you are aatta*ed now
that you ha?e .polled my fiW.d's
And the clerk rafaaed to g ie?s
again. ref>eatlng to each questlouer
that aafe formula. "I don't know."
KEPT WRONG EYE OPEN
AND SANTA SLIPPED IN.
Last Christmas Kv<* and many
i nriatmas ev.-s before that, Isidor
Baskin lay in hls cot bOldde hls
\oun_-.-r brother, Max. on the top
floor of a fttvlngton street flat and
ulept with one ?ye open. It wa-n t
alwayo the same 'ye that Isldoi
is,ejmi on duty, for the man who al
draya ahowod up araund 9 o'clock
arlth both fleta full of fine p.-.n.! wa.-i
there Ofl i-d laMOT'fl eyes
OOflaobOW gOl full of sand. like they
did wbea be wa.s ai flanall as Max
i;ut last Christmas be manag'd. with
thr ai.l Of his laereaalng years, to keep
mttt Oye lO commission all the evening
loag, ao that be might get a glimp.se of
Santa < iuus. Jsittor had studled out
?the problem of ?ntrancis and exlts
to the Baalda flat. and had assured
himself that the chimney was entlrely
out of the gaeattoa.
uVunat-Ing naaeual had happened
yeaU'i.h.y WhOB Isl.lor peered out of
hib window. Klvington street was
bui.ed Inches doap bentath a white
mantlc. It meant two thlngs to Isi?
dor? plenty of hard work and per.
hapa, a chance to get a Btod rlde be<
foi" bOdthaa Llffl for Isidor yester
Ua. was Just one shovelful of snow
"Hurry up. lazy boy'." ahrlek.-d !???
dora mother from the window hlgh
ahove "Daa'l you see the pollceman
r-tanci:r.<? down by Chrystte street?
He'll h. up here before you get that
walk ch-an already.''
IflOtOff hent his llttle back and
M.ovelk'.t like ina.l. N'o sooner ha.l be
linlslied his own walk than he must
hurry down an.i cl.au th.- grocer's at
UM corner of Norfolk Btreet. It was
| o'etOCk and dark when he came
bt aaa la oappei witn 7. cents in hi?
patgat isidor ate Ma broad and but
lot ttoUoaatj Bvea his cup of t.;t
<lldn't hrlaf back hls splrlts, nor evrn
tb> thoughts of Santa Claus. He f. II
fast aslecp at II o'clock and dn-ajnod
.ih..ut tui.nelllng hU way through
mountali.s of kiiow *er whlch Santa
ciaus was trying in \_in to gulde hls
ii. at ot rotndeef.
Th' ii suddeiily be awoke. rubbod hls
? MS and sprut.g out of l>ed. There at
the foot of the Oteop stalra were the
huge boot tracks of Banta Claus In
llttle hillocks of snow. The old fel?
low had fcklrt.d the eteepest snow
mountaln of Isidor'? drearna. reached
Rlvlngton str.-et via the Wtlliamsburg
lirldge, touched tho tenernept boOOfl
roofs and entered the Baakln flat.
When Isidor really and truly woke
up he was orylng.
POgO Baskln crcpt ont of tho l*00Ol
wlthout brushing tho BDOW from his
bootp. and WbOO Isldor dreamed agaln
hc W08 Bllding down long hillH of pop?
corn on the very best red sled ho had
aeen in tho wlndows of Allen street in
all his life.
A CASE FOR THE "SPUGS' '
Who has not nt ona time pi other
wrlthed on lecefcrlng a per^linilarly
Inappropriate gift? a poor Kast sui"
woaberwoman did writhe yeaterday,
althoagh she nuty not hav.- reoUnad
what Bhe was dolng. Thls woman. a
wldow, rappeeta a latK.- family by
tho work of her bonda Teoterdoj
when she dellverod the nlcely itoned
areek'a ?a?n to h wealthy woman
who lives in a Ug *>Veit Si<V epart*
ment bOOOfl her |,atron handed her a
pink nilk bi.udolr cap, flaym* ahe
eoilld wr-nr lt when she wenl to a
theatre, or when s.':,- n.uk l.rt break*
fast in bed!
JAMES M. LEOPOLD SANTA
TO POLIOEMEN AND FIREMEN
James M T.eopoM, bank'T. of No. 7
tVall Btreet, is not only "str?,t,K'' for
NOW York's llrem* n nnd evorythlng
about tbe dty'a tbe department. ', -t
? nolicornen are hl" favorltes abo. OlT*
ing each ot flevaral hundred ponee*
men a boa of bondkereblefa at
Chriatmafl has been Mr. LeopeM'fl
bobby f<,r yeara a frlend <>i the
banker aald rteterdej that ho had
probably given awav at this* time of
the year more than a ' BOdrod thou?
sand handkerr-ldCa. 'ihe reetolenta
?re mostiv men it; the TrafTIr Hquad
and pollcemen along BfOOdway and
Flftb avenue wlth Whom tho bankor
niHkes fii' Bda M he WOlkfl or motors.
The hanker'a other hobby, whlch la
ar onco his wil'e's dospalr and dflllgllt,
1? ttirnlng ovor their houae, at No.
S;,T AVest Mth str.-et, tO BOVeral lmn
<iiod Bremen ajui their famiiies on
Christmas Bve. Mr. LeopoM hOB 1 ?. ,,
a "H'ifi'' atncfl be waa a boy. "or
ebtteen yoara a great Chriatmaa tree
and hondreda "f presonts hav*- made
the banker'." houae fanioun to tht ChU*
dien of firemen.
Mn'. Loo;,old saya the funetion haa
grown to euch proportlons that next
year th.y will b8Vfl to hiro a hall for
BOYS AS KRIS KRINGLE
GTVE AWAY DICTIONARIES.
The mystery created hy three cnniil
boys, tho olde.st 00001 foiirt'-en, wbo
havo etood OUtetdfl tbfl Montanne
atreet branch of th*- Brooklyn PubUe
T.ihrary, overy afternoon. aftor oobool
hours, for the last nionth, will be
BOlved by the hundreds or ho boya
wbone nomi ? and nddieeaea tbay have
tak.n during that time.
Those thro.. boya, the BOOB "f
wealthy porenta, toob it upon theaa*
aelves to play Sauta I'laus to their
less fortunuto little biothers. Kvery
pOOtiy dreased boy who left the
library during thHr vitjil was ai
preaobed and asked lf he owmd a
dlctlonary. Invarlably tbfl reply was
negutlve. Thon ono of the trlo would
i<<iii>st Iiih nain,- aad addraofl and Jot
it down. All yesterday tbfl three boys
arere t.usy irrapptag and addreaatng
th<- : mall illctlonarle.-.
LETTER TO SANTA GOES
ASTRAY BUT GETS RESULTB
Thla la a atory, not <>f Helen et Troy,
b it of Holen of Yonkers. and it has to
do wltb Chrlatmaa, ond whlle II lfl be*
ln,.' nad little Helen wil| b?- enjoylng
such | visit from lontfl Clona aa Bhe
iiavafl had bafaee.
Hob-ti is small, and slie has no fatiier
or mother, but she llrmly belleves ln
the W blte* WhlehofOd old saint, for
wnoii ?<h>- pwoke to-dtiy ln the little
fi.it wbere Bbe Uvaa with her grand*,
inoihtr aha :-a? big pockagea anu
buiidlea lylog at the foot of hor bed.
A blond-halrod dolt lookod at Helen
shylj, bags of brlght tolotod candy
lay owolUag Helen'a roay Bngeta and
a warm r.-d hOOd, oal, Bttttegfl aud
loggtngO lny ready f..r ber.
Helen hiink.'d for aeveral mlautea
b'fore ehe oould believe BOT eyes; then
ahe gave ? acrean of dellgbt an.i be*
sati to unwrap tiie presents. After
Bhe had exarnined ,\. rytr.inc th? Btory
FotC 5 CtH<tt
,.f how fianta claus bad left all the
wonderful thlngs came out.
Helen had Wlitten a letter tn Santa
riaus. m whlcb she aaked hun ',.? brlng
her some preaenta Bhe addreeoed the
letter to No. s nock street, where the
Coramlseioner of charltlee formerly
had his otlicr. Now the TOnkCTfl I'.h c
trk l.ight and I'owi Company occii
pl's the place, and wh. n .lohn I'. Und
cllff, jr., manager. recelved the letter
he was toUChOd. He r"a<l the little
nole almid fo omployefl of the flrin.
nnd a fund was made up. Many thlngs
aere bouci.t. an.i laat night Mr. i:ad
? liff's asslstant trudgcd through anow
drtfla to llolen's home and left the
big bundlea as the Uay girl -i.pt
Mr. RadcllfT WOCld riot teli Helen's
last name or oddreoa when aske |
ahout his imp'-r-onatlon Ol KrlOfl
Krlngle last night.
ALLAN RYAN. ON SICKBED,
SENDS 1,000 XMAS GIFTS
i ii-. Tt legraph '" '!' ? Trtbaw , i
Hartford, Conn., Dec. ot.? < >ne thou*
?aad employes of Aii.m \ Ryan preo*
i.leut of the Koval Typewiit-r COOB*
paay, of this city. recelved aobetan
tial good cheer aud <'hrlstmas tokens
to-day from hls bed in the Qenoral
Memorial Hospital. li. NOW Vcrk,
where he lies crltically 111.
ESvery Koyai foreman recelved a gen*
erona hornis. and every amploye of Bve
fCara or more \\:,< ihe t.-'lpient of .,
poreonal letter of caogratulatlon ano
feiieitation from Mr. Ryan. ln eddl
tion, aii the omployea reoelvod allver
1'iHte.i aafety iaz..i-. wltb ? Chrletmafl
earl on wblcb araa engraved llr.
ln a bulletln laaued at !..:.' O'clo k
Iaal i Ighl tha doctora In atu i d i
AUan a Ryan ennovneed oo ? ? ?
in hls condition They NOOM I oatla*
iied with the projjress made s., far.
Ifembera of the bnmedlate famiiy
apeai 'he afternooa arttb tbe i ??
and his wife Tt moJBOd Ol the I ?
the early part of the ,.\. |
YONKERS PRISON PROVIDES
FIRST XMAS FOR BOY OF I
AeMef Canti" II, ntt <? :? aai ol I, of
\,, || Meeker avati ia Brodkijm, win
h.ive bli flrst Chrlatmaa tree I
and I a arill have it in ihe ronki i
Pi i on, where he i- b< ' ? cnlle
delinquaot Hc aaa ara lad In 1 onk
om .-ii Tbaakagtvlag i?ay with hla
fath. r, th araa i aatrell, whom be
bolped rob Public Bt boel 1. Tha lad
aald hls father t;. ighl Ma to ateal, and
us. <i blm nue Ollvi i Twi t. havlng
blm crawl tn wlndowa and aesist In
burglarice The father is now In J ill
;m \\ blte Pla ?
"l navei had a I !bi lotmaa tree, ai &
i auppoea Baata ?'iau^ won'l come to
a boy In Jail," oboervod the lad a few
<ia\s ago. Bai w 1.4-t, he nwak.
mornii i be wm find that h< wai mle*
Ueutenant ".fark" CahlH, wl o haa no
children of his own. tooh Up ? collec?
tion emoni the pollcemen and laat
night Urt Oalherliu Brady the me
tr?.i.. trimmed a blf Chrlatmaa tree,
oei uj. ni tha BQoad reaat When tne
boy comea from bla room in tha arom*
,, ,, ti,,,, nf tha prteon thla mornlng
bc wlll Rn i the ttv a ladan v.ith Kifts.
iBCltldlag a BOldlei suit, B fllod, .. tialn
ond othei toya galore.
The boy's mother ia dead. and he
aaya h< haa helped bla fatla r iti d for
four yeara kttat Iht botldaya ha will
ba sent t., a boma la Porl Cheater. Ha
is deUghted to i>. arn ited Ml can -a<>
to m hool now," bc aald,
ALDERMEN MAKE OLD
COMRADE'S FAMILY HAPx'Y
Ifombera of the Board <>f Aldermen
arore able yaotordaj to brlng amae
? 'hrlstmas OhOeT tO .' former OOUoaglM,
Indeed, ha.i it not beoo for the
thoughtfulnoaa of tho aldermen this
ea-Ctty father. hls wlfe and BOVOa
children would DOl only bave bc n
without any christmas presents, hut
would have t,eeu without nourlshlng
f.,i,.l and warm clOthlaa
This man, who has fall.n upon hard
da>s. aurprtaod aotae of his oM frtaoda
in the board yest.-rday when BO told
of his mloorahla oondlUaa He <iid nol
ask for charlty. He almply wa.t.d
them to use tbeir |ood oflkea t" let
him a plfaa as chocker on tha now ra*
moval job. He thought h. mlghl aarn
enough mou.-y OB that dorlng tha
night to buy a llttle slmph- food for
the Wlfe and Uttle OflMO. Ha WOUld
have bOOB satlsli.-.i Wltb thal. I'nhip
plly, then was nothing left ln that
line. and the poor f< llow lefl the Clty
au, r be aad gena the membera <>f
th.- board QOldUy ralsc.l a iin,,,I sl/. d
sum of moic y, a ciimmltt'c w. nt out
and purchased food, clothlng and toya
for the children. Laat night, <>n
Cnrisimas Bve, happlnesf was brought
tt, the little family wh.-n OM P'?r
i boaei i ai rlved.
Later word was ro.oiv.-d that a
ptai.- oa ebe< ber had beeoaao voeont
and tbe rermei aMenooa **i'i be a*>1'"
to aorn a MttJa money to biiii further
ko. ,, the WOll from the door.
"Poor .lones 'that is not his OtUne)
was a polieeman before ho became a
ni.-m'o.r of the Hoard of Aldotmon."
sald ono of the members of th- boaid
last nlgbt "Tbere are lota of looae
talk about tha amount of mono> that
pollcemen and aldomien are able to
?Ora over and above theli salarles.
Tho dostituto condltlon of 10008 ls
r,-futatlon of such slanders In one case,
at bast" _
fULETIDE SPIRIT MAKES
MAGISTRATES VERY LENIENT
As le usual on rnristmas Kve. a
BOmber of man wore arralgned last
night before Magtetrate CaanpaeH, ln
Ihe Ken'a Night Court, on eborgefl of
lntoxlcatlon. The court. Imbued with
UM Yul'tlde tipirlt. was lenlent, dls
< haraltiK tho majorlty of thoso ar
ralgned without Impeolng lines, hut
advoeatntg that they hic to tbelr
bomea and Apend ? nnbal Chrtatnaaa
wlth tholr famlllea.
Tln mog*?trote'a eymnathy was
arous-d wher. n man. bent unilor tha
welfjht of years. wns arralgned. lle
aroa -lack Burk, sixty-nvo yeora oid.
"Burk, whore is your bome?" BOfcad
"I havo none,' was the rep >
?And yoor oicu^atlon?"
"I havo none." ?**
i;,irk ?as aireatan at Broadway and
47th stn-et and was anaignod 80 ?*
charge of lutoeJi atton.
"Du you knOW whal day this is?"
a.-ko.i Magiatrata Campbell.
\'n, its tho day before Chrlatmaa
rbriatmaj Bve." replled I ?? prlaener.
??00 roa know wiiat Chriatmafl
? u. i i.i.ea ' replled tbe pim
"Burk. if i 'i bi berge I ? do yoa
thlah >on eoald leove tho drtnh
alone"' nak.-i tbe eoort "*" ;,:
t? c,i. t,. nea - ear ?">? ?? f"
Ihi prlsom i thought bfl
\ ou ? dlfl n irged Boae ot ad tne
Burk'a wrlnklcd foei woa ?nveloped
k ? ,.;,.? . ,i .? ,- from
troti I-?? a tb tbe eyea
of tho , ,urt foH -wit.K him 8!
? . ! he turned Hln tblo bai
. ?..;?.! -'1 81
\ -.111 i.ollo! . i wim;. I
.,- , ? : New Yea
ui:,n'. of tl em," h? ? ald wlth
Thank \ ou thi aame to ?? ? ?
,,r then j A theapui i
rVAIL FROM STATEN ISLAND
AS YULETIDE BEER IS LOST
nov, wooM jre i like to be a
fhai i- tn. f..t. u iii.-h ??? ? ? ? ? i
ovmg portlon ol Btoten leland' rttlaeo*
iii: j, *fhi i ? ? ? ' ? i"" ted i"it aom, -
when .????? Bl land
Aml oy, na reecu
ng partu- i i a ??? ? b .?? iil ? H i :' np to
i late boui laal nlght Btaten lalond woa
?..-*<? barren lalond.
The reaaon for thla wall ? itti
,, tbe facl tii.it aaveral beer loden tm.-k-.
rhlcb had atartad aot into the storm
.. st.ni.-i morning aewmad to ba loot
...,!-,. ,,r them la not known. as
rantti artreli ? appeali falled to brlng
..,.,... i??... rda of tbe ahip*
,. .:; eli i at th ? b ?!??? t of
brough the driftlng ai ow
Bulli Un - I H a, m , i* ei mb< B fgp?
Tb* Trlbuna I Rumora reea hed st.
;.o:^,'. Btoten laland, thla rnornlng that
..... ol beer, lying ewaah li a anow*
Irlft hod been aeen from Cap? Kill von
CulL A iif< saving crew hovfl manned a
:,. ,i a .ii Btti mpt to rea i ll
VLIENS ON FIVE LINERS
HELD BACK BY STORM
_ner*loode ol Immigronta will
?p i ,i i , ii>i'ini-t-i .. ..? i ref
of t!,,-ii new bome nrtth ^t i? Ing i- ? -
mitteii t., .tos-< thfl thn ihhotd. Thlfl
belng ? bolli ? ' i I ra orre of
it apectora al Bllla I land Ifl reatlng,
aod thi alli na a bo i ami on the h
atlantlc treeoeU whlch Brrhred yee*
muai wall untll U>*aBorron
fore th?y i .,?! land
Beverel i.r tbe Bhlpa made the FJooh
late Monday nlgbl >.r early yeaterday
morning, bal tbe anowetorm h,!d them
Imprlsoned In the Lower Bay untll
far along In tho ah**, and when they
flnally reoched tbelr plen lt was too
i;,t. to tron flhlp the launlgroata, Tha
Chriatmafl mall arhieh tbey bronghi
wa.- landed too late fot- dlatrtbotlon
reeterday, Tbe Nneea nr- t-:.> Ifortho
Waahlngton, from Tri<-t.- the Qeorge
Waahlngton, hrom Piemou; the Lop*
land. hrom Antwerp; the Rotterdam,
from it'.tt.-t'.i.im, and the Amerlko,
(m tbO Arn.-tlk.i to-da\ the Imtnl
; -., ? win be aerved wltb a apecial
Chrlatmaa dlnner bj* the company.
Blmtlar faetl Itlea will be hcid on the
JOOD SAMARITAN TAKES
BOY IN SNOWBANK TO SANTA
Thnt helng blown ahoiil is a i.-.-.| in
a beav) anowatorm iik.- thi om ?,f >-,?>,
terdo) morning doea nei drive away
the vis!..i,s ,' .S;,i ti ClOUa from ;i
chlld'a tnind woa lUuatrated yeaterday,
A gOOd nat iu ed pedestrbiii was l,r<-a-,l
iflg bla way down Third gVOOUe,
Brooklyn, tO tbfl eleuit.-d station at
ftith atreet in tho foea <?f tha drlvlng
BnOW, when ho lu-.inl tiu- wallinx of u.
\ .-i | small boy Ln otetieaai The .'iie^
eooM hrom n youngalor of not more
tlian four y.-ais. who had I.n n MOWH
into a siiowbank. When ba \\as ios
, uiil by the wavfaror .i;ul a-ski-d wii.fo
bfl ?a- KOing, ba tealfully explaltied
"I wanna ko ta tho kin'Karten; I
wonna ko to tiu- htn'gartan.*1 iu-,
reocner aiahod to take him booMt bnl
Ihe bO) said ba m08l ga to Ihe kln
dergorten for oonto Clooa was there
to grre him aomathlng
Tho llttlo one slniply would not go
bome, ... the good Bamarltaa piioted
the lad to tho school. wln-re there was
a large Chrlatmaa tree. Thr atrooger
left the boy clapplng his ehobby hands
over his Klfts from tfanta CtOOO H8
made sure, however, that oue of the
members of the dlstrlhution committee
would take eharge of the youagater
Ond aecort htm homa.
FIND WIDOW IN POVERTY
IN OLD FARMHOUSE
charles i?. Bteoer, ir.. of Ho, ttu
Willet avetiue, The Hronx, and hls
lUncee, Miss Kisi.. V. Askey, were
oomtng into Weat Phrma on the oi.i
Boetoa ftoad yeeterday alma thly
< am. upon a hoy carrying a bunch of
holly. When question..1 bfl itaited tO
run. BJ if in fear of being robbed. Mr.
Stener overtook him and dlscovered
thal be meant to seii the hoiiy at a
grooefa t.. n*i money with whleh to
buy Chrlatmaa gifts for his atatat and
fOOd for hla wMowed mother and him?
Stener accompanied the hoy to hls
home. .1 ramabackle <>i.i tanabouae
near Mount V'ernon, arhere he found a
latniiy in great povarty- ;<? w-dofr, a
itrl of atx an.i Um boy, elevea yeare
old. He offered tbfl woman ald. whlch
ibfl rofliaad. hut finally unreed to OO*
cept lt, for the s.ike of her children,
on condition that h<r BatM waa not
diaoloeed, Bteaer anl Waa Askey
drove bacb to The Bronx and spcnt
Ol (br toya, candy and a Chrlatmaa
dinner and had them sent 00 th- house
POLICE HAVE XMAS TREE
LOADED WITH SUBPCENAS
Kor the fir.-t time ln the history of
the Baat Bldfl police the men of lha
mth PredUCt had B I hristmas tfafl
Patrolman Charlea ituckhar.it. real*
lalng thnt some of the men had home
w,v away, bought a four-foot tree,
trimmed an.i dacorated it and aat it
op on i t. ?]. m the atatlon houae.
He loaded it wltb oubpcenaa purport*
Ing to have heen lssu?-d from the r?ia
trlci Utorney'a ofllee, Theoe an.i on
occaatonai warraal took tho place of
Bergeanl "Dan" Fogarty, foi merl:
leader <<t the police hand. fUrnlohed
mu-ic in tbfl Bhape Of B vlolln flOlO,
but the mk feature of the evenlng
came when ' Tom" Hughflfl. who has
been on the force twenty yeara, aaag
"Silver Tl,reads ktBOng tbfl Qotd."
Detective John Barron an.i Patrol?
man VTolter c.irroii alao iang, and
Captaln Jamea <;iiien. who Ifl ln
eharge of the preclnct, paaaed around
t',? clgara The evenlng elooed nrtth
everybody Jolnlng In "Auld Lang
NEWPORT GETS RICH GIFT
George Gordon King Presents
Famiiy Homestead to City.
fl] 'I ? ll iraph io Tl.e Trll ..
\, wport, R. I 1 m - '? i* a Chrlat
. ? ?,, \. .\| ,,:t rjooi ge 'lordon Klng;
anl to Mayor Patrlck J.
floyle, to-day haa preeented to the city
the properti known oa the King home*
?eupjrtni ?< whole dty Moeb and
of | ??-". Tbfl
propeii' bai b xa ln tho banda of the
Klng famlly for ? care, and i a-- ? .1 to
Klng b long time aga He !
il . i the brli k villa for a ? ear, alnce
i laka.i Terrai ? ?
where i - owna etnar properi
! .. 1,-m. ?? Mr ? ? '?s thal he has
decided thal it would -:n ? bli ?
me to preoenl the ? arty to tho i Ity to
ii.. thereforo, formally olfera li for that
maklni two n t*t ratlon* Hfl
haa ofrVred t., the i" ; ICa Ubi ai ? tbfl
hOUM ar.d 14.100 feet of land fOf B new
home. end n large tarage, bKh '???'?
ot land, to lh i "h l< l> egue f"1 lt" gen*
RhoaM the flfta nol be ae
ceptod, then Mr. Klng agreea to elear the
land and tai n tt'..- whole Into ?> pai -
10.000 RECEIVE GIFTS
Women and Children Besiege
Armory for Toys and Food.
\ , ion i rtai crowd of ten thouaai d
btoou ? and i Mldn n, .? Uttle group ol
0 born were fo ind haddli d In tbe ?
oatraace of the ttth Raglment fcrmary
before daybreak yeaterday mornlng, wera
oupplled wltb loj ? and Chrlatmaa prea*
eata there yeaterday, iepraoantlng an out*
la) oi ii. ..ii. j.; ?'??' The sum waa ralofl I
bs publk aubecriptloBS and vaudevlllo en?
tertalnmenl In uptown theatrea
PTederlck Townaend Martin, Lyon
Nlcoll, Mi ? Neleon Henry and Mra Will?
iam Randolpta Hearot, ? p?ntlng "Tho
American." through whoae agency tiie
?? was ralae I, were on hand dui Im
? ? .irt? 11.i. hi Iplni th? roluhtoer oorpfl
;t the toya
Baeh of the lei tho loan I gol a bo '?? I
of rcgeta h loaf of bread and
a plump ehlcken. Coffee, boulllon, pud*
dlni ly 'lls', '?' ;'i'"1
all the paekagofl wera tled up, and
,!.,. otom I, i i .ttertag thanka In .. doaen
riiiTer.ni laaguBgaa boro tb? ;r gifl iway.
?i ? Brrahgementa were ao i" i ti cl l al
,., h ..ne arho 'am. wltb a oard ret ? Ived
a dlmfl for carfar. Moart of tho women
an.i children aeemed daaed at their -.I
(0. t ??,,?. bul th.-.r facea boi i imlli of
genulnfl Chriotmaa magnituda .." tbey left
the armoi. Mr. Martin waa In hla ele*
meut as be paaaed o .t loavea, cbickena
aad Bflallea Incidentally, beeidea volua*
leerlag his aervlcea yeeterday, hfl helped
in a liiniiicuii waj and ran a "aodal
branch" of the Chrlatmaa fund whleh
brought la a x.I parl of the funds.
ARMY'S "BOYS" GET A TREE
Candles and Gifts Brighten
Captaln B J. Braadafleld, of the s.-.i
\ati.,ii Army, under whooa dlrectlon tbfl
work al tbo army'i Induatrlal Home, Ho,
1 . West Htb atreet, is eondueted, tan
prloed the two hundred or more HboyW
last iiiKht Wbo make tbe bome their head
auerten by havtag a Chrlatmaa tree tor
them Tha oldoot ". tha !>,?>*, Jha Cul*
lom. is onlv ooventy-foor, bul Captaln
Brandafleld nnd Btafl Captaln McOeo suw
ib.' power of a boybood rendndor, and au
a k""?i alaad apraeo waa set np and
tritni.i with the regulatlon ernamenla,
i ,,i . \, ludlng ilaadle*, whk i< woro duly
liKht.-d when tbfl "boya" caaM ln for tne
Chrlatmaa Bve fflattvittaa
They weie a. gtad-IOOfclng lot. too, ana
wben they recelved their presents they
gave three choor. for Captaln Branda*
ii. hl and Htaff Cuptaln MoQoa
B0GUS MINCEMEAT SEIZED
Uncle Sam Watcbful Lest Xmas
Pios Be Not Real.
ffantna Clty, Dee M.- LTncle 8am :?
aratehlag to aaa that tba mlnoa poaa this
Cbrlataaaa are the real thiiig. A deputy
ITalted fltateo B-arahal aelaad turetvo bai**
rcis oontaltttng IM pgHom of stuff labotlod
"mlnoomeat" this aftemoon. An aaalyala
h\ iii,- government pura food department
showed that lt , ontaltie.l no meat, hut
consisted of onrraata and ehopped apples.
with B klinl ol tllhr that louked and
Sinelle.l Uke mlIld llleat
The harrels Wera shlppe.l to Kansas
Clty by a LoatevMe company. Tha pur
chaaaf htformed the gwornmeat agonta
that bfl had bOOJI deOOtVOdL
10 WALK OUI TO-DAY
Waldorf Miller, Hurt on July 3,
1911, Plans Novel Christ?
Waldorf Miller, who, contrary to tho
jirodtctlons of many physiclanfl, haa
lived for nearly elghteen months wlth
a broken neck, will crlehrate <'hristmaB
by going for hl? Hret walk ln the stn-et
slnce the nlght of July .1, 19H. when ho
dived from the roeka at Hudson Park,
New Roi hellc.
For several weeks he haa been walk
ing on crutches in tho house. and re?
cently he led the grand march, sup
ported by two friends, at a ball glven
for bla heneflt ln New Hochelle. To
day h? intenda to venture out alone.
l.ong ufter his accident ho was unable
to move a muscle below his Hhouldors.
but Blnoe he found he could atand his
kgs havo bOCOBM stronger and ho has
better control over all his muscles. He
|e to have a Christmas party, and his
mother, who has been his nurse slnce
lie left tho hospital g year ago, has
dressed a big ('luistmas tree for him.
Lust night Mr John rfchepp, a
nelghbor, prosenled to him fl silk quflt
with the names of four hundred young
woman of New Rocbelle ambroMorod
OH it. Bocfe glrl embroidered her own
name and paid 19 cents for the priv
ilog.-. Tlie money was given with the
Waldorf Millers COM has attracteil
much attention. He has had Mt. rs
from many victims of oeoidOBta slmllar
to his, and has ?ent 4'hrlstmas greet
ings to them all. John M. Zimmer, of
Irwin, loWO. wrote.
I road of your gecident in a paper, and,
as glven th.-re, your experlence, up to a
certaln point, waa exoctly iik-- my own.
1 i ad my aplna Injured whlle dlvltig, and
waa immediately nelplena from my neck
down. The doctor told me I could not
Uve, but i promlaed him I would, aml <Ud
Flnally they rcmoved the broken piecea
of liotio from tho tifth and sixth eervl< al
vertebi ,-. .a ,i i began to uaa my hano. 'he
lefl one. and move mj lega and toeo,
and have Improved ,i little gradually ever
Btnoe This happened aeven yeara ago.
Waller :: Lawrence, of No. il Wood*
land avenue. Summit, N J , ' bo broke
hia neeh In August, 1911, aml is now
,ii,|o to walk a little. h,?s exchangod , g
P<-rlon.es with yoting Mlller. .MUler's
lotter to Dr. I-'aulkn* I. of No. 200 Kinu
atreet, Klngaton, n. ?'.. who broke his
DOCb diving ln Aprll. 1011, hus ChOOrod
the yoting pliysi< lan s,i that tlier,- ls
hope tor his Ncovery. i?r. Paulkner,
who up t<> a short time ajro was unable
to move, oo ordlng to his lettero, boa
Improved grootly. iie has no us.- of
his hands, ond his nurse, Miss Ktta
Ifoc Newton, writes his lettera
Nonrly avory letter Miller recelraa
from fellow rl tima contolna queotlona
about ins Bymptoma ond how the re
aulta are belng nttolned. Iflller tolla
them aii tbat the chlef cauaea of bla
Improvement are conatont cheerfnlneaa
and a deti t niinaiioti to get ?,.
Seventeen Murderers Get Par?
dons or Paroles from the
South Carolina Governor.
(Hy TeleKriiph to Th,- Tnl.un*;.'
Columbla. ."-. C, Uee. _4._f*eventy.irix
Houth OoroUnn oonvtcte, their crime*,
ranglng from murder t,? obtalning
monoy under folee pretencea, walkeij
out of the state penltentiaay and
county jaiis to-da*., the beneflchuiag^
pardeaia and peroJea by Governor coi.
L. Bloooe. In oddltlon, three lif.-ternu
were commuted to ten ygara
The Covernor's action, Whlcb brlngs
his record for tbe two years of his ad
mlntstratlon to B00 reeei made a r*-.
onl for one day in South l arolina, th,*
numbor set firoa being mora than twica
that Uberated b) any previous Gov?
The list includes aeventeig mur
derers, two <>f the caBea helng coni.
pautotiona and the othera pardong and
paroles; twenty-nlne men ooiivktelef
manslaugliter an.l 84il*vl ; lon_ taeggy
seven convicted of ioi ? thte under
sentence fof iMUOObrefl * ,i?,| ].,r.
ceny. nino linprisi.n. ?! foi aaaooM and
bottery, or.- bbjaonlat, iv - r-pteta,tna
convicted of oroon, Bve u der longs-n.
teit.es for burglary, . ?r hlghagj
robbori. ona for obtalning moni
l'alse pretencea and u oi \.
uf the dlapenogn
Berenty of the" mci r< eaaed *ert
paroled; full pardon I lOtfld t?
six and three rec< ;<.? i mmutatkag
Forty-tbieo <>f tho i- ??-? of tha
Qovernor'a hoUd?* gen< oeli
eon?ned in the st., ? ry, _w
the othera ol *'"'? * ?? ?'" .:?'ll!,?
Probably the mosi ini eaUOJ
was that of CbOOter * Barn
well. <on\ Icted ol "?? rd< It on on
tho chargo ihol h< I tn| n<
groea to obool an ? --r nw?
nlvol week in Barn*
was convicted, Bol
;;j\, p life aentdrn ? - Qbveraai
gova as h,.- rooooi ' I kov
n,..lv th, illeged ? ? 'ii tha
st.i-.iM rata .-t" the l i Boejflj
to be Kenm d
Another ootable ib lhat d
Roberl Cheatn t, a ctl
...f Orangeburg, ? ' ' f n?r
Blaughter, and aent< i
l eon. He woa ? aodgi
mm d beboi lor. Domi ? - aaji
glven oa Orn ceuoe <
|t had I.n exp< '
ernor would ex<
power freely to-i
;.,. - | prla.
\k.is eent ?
retary of State to
the i" tilti nl *n o*
. - |d G rrern i I
i?, t, ,i to do ao In hia pai
tha Legtalattiiv ,u its i ? ?si.>n ir.
Wc extcnd to our patrons
our sinccrc wishcs for
JL MERRY WHITE
and take this opportunity
to thank you for the
largest Christmas business
we have ever enjoyed.
Lex. to 3d Ave., 59th to 6uth St.
ZBAKAUEK WAKI'IOO -
17 Eaat Mth St.
An exceptional opportunity is ??fl'crcd to nli 1
intending purchasers of tt Piano or Playei Pltno 'lur- ;
ing this month at the above Warerooms. j
A very Special assortment of the most irtiftH \
productions in fancy woods, in antitrue aiul m-jderii
designs is on tiisplay.
An Exhihition of Rarity ij
*Th$ Purchase of a Krakauer is an inirstnicnt ;
ot a lifetimc." \
Prices are not high. Terms at your e0OT(?nience. |j
Of other well known old ind rcliabl?* mmket 0*
have Twenty-four New Pianos antl Playt r Pianos to
offer, ranging in price from $11)0.00. AU i'ull} (Guar?
anteed. Terms very modcratc.
Call at ouf spacious Warerooms and Kntpect this *
beautiful assortment of instrunients. Every courtesy t
will be extended you, although you make no purchase
PIANO MAKERS E67ABUSHBD *%*
Main Warerooms: 17 East 14th St )
(Bet. B'way * Fifth Ave.) J
BRONX: Cypreaa Ave. & 136th St BROOKLYN: 350 LivingatonS I