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By JERLE DAVIS.
HAT a ghastly holiday Christmas
wvill be in Europe this year. Mil
lions of families in 'mourning, ml-l
lions of women and chiildren sarr
in~g, millions of hemesit- in ruins,
millions of new graves, millions of
deadl men that haven't even the
shelter of earth, millions of square
miles of fertile land laid waste by
war, millions of men killing fathers,
husbands, brothers, sonls and sweet
Belgium, Serbia, northern France and Poland
~an i are a Hlades of wreckage. In Germany overyone
n1 is liigon short rations and turning all energies
uto the pursuit of war. Even the half-grown boys
. of France are under arms awaiting the call to
the trenches. Austria and Italy and England and
ussia and Bulgaria are pouring their money into
~ ~ le mill that turns out guns and explosives while
~'poor exist in the misery of semistarvation,
ing their mite of food and fuel and clothing
king their turn in the "bread line."
gi --* alte iisand villages of the con
~- f'tigthe little neutral nations--one
OP been, veterans of other wars, and
- "- - 4 my- - .no are recovering from wounds
w in this oi 9.. Everywhere are hospiltals.
Schools, churches, factories, homes--every sort
of habitable place is filled with wounded. And
one of the most flourishing enterprises over there
is the sale of artificial limbs.
Even from Asia comes the wail of sorrow, for
Mohammedan Turkey is religiously sla.ughtering
its hundreds of thousands of Christian Armenian
subjects. News dispatches of the last few days
describe the terrible plight of refugees-penni
less, raggedl, hungry, diseased, noncombatants and
exhausted, beaten soldiers-who are sweeping
out of desolated Serbia into Greece. We read ol
women with children In arms spending a monti:
tramping through tile snow-covered .mounitains
hoping in the end to find a little warmth and
food and~ peace. We read of frozen roadways
strewn with the bodies of those that stopped on
.the way for a bit-of rest-and never went on.
Jone of the hundred million of us in the United
Statas can appreciate the horror of it all. Some
of our war correspondlents over there have seen
and heard, but none has suffered and endured as
those who are a part of the conflagration.
Santa Claus will have a sorry time abroad this
year. Fathers and mothers ha~ve neither the
heart nor the means of commemorating the birth
of the Child of Bethlehem and his mission among
men. Of necessity they and their children will
fast instead of feast-if there is any feasting it
will be a feast of prayer and hope.
America sent no Christmas ship abroad this
-year. Why not? some of us may ask. Why not?
with the United States at the height of prosperity
and blessed with peace, Perhaps because we
realize what a horror the war is, A prominent
,newspaper man in one of our large cities-a man
who had much to do with the success of the
,project last year-had this to say when the ques
tion was brought up:
"A Christmas ship this year-a boatload or two
or three boatloads of dolls and jumping-jacks and
*red apples and candy and cakes and mittens andl
red-top boots for the kids of Europe? I shall not
dwell on the fact that the warring nations have
* become much more deadly i their hats &nd sus
picion and probably would refuse safe passage for
the cargoes from one country to another, I shall
not cnern myself with the fact that th. naons
DAY OF THE
4'RINCE OF PE ACE
RINGS TO MILLIONO
F HOMES ONLY
THE MEMORYf OF
D EAR ONES FOR
EVER GONE AND
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fire on this, the day of good will.
In Germany and Austria every housemother and
every father makes Christmas the feast for the
chiildren,. the gret dlay of reunion, the glad time
when all meet undler the old roer-tree, an~i social
life blood, andpprobabdynwouodereturn ourhgifts't
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LARGE CROPS AND GOOD PRICE
RULE THROUGHOUT THE
AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION
For First Time in History Extraordi
nary Production and High Prices
Washington.-The nation's harvests
his yoar have surpassed any ever be
fore recorded. Tlie value of the lrin
cipal t'arm crops, basel Oil prices paidi
to farmers I)eeember 1. was announe
ed by the department of agrictiltuire ill
its final estimate as $5,568,773.000 mak
ing 1915 a banner year both in valito
and inl production (if crops.
The uinusual situation of oxtraor
(linary proluction and high prices,
probably never before so pronounced
is crelited principally to the 1i0ro
With the price of grain soaring as
the war irogressed, American farmers
began the season by planting greater
areas to grain. The acreage of the
principal crop this year aggregated
approxiniately 486,570 square miles.
'lint is larger than the comlibined
area of (ernnny, France. 13elgiuin,
-olland. Denmark and Switzerland.
Corn was planted1 on 108,321.000
acres. the seconl largest area over
planted, an1(l tlie harvest was 3.054,
535.000 bushols, the seconl largest
crop ever grown. Its value was $I,
755,859,000, exceeding that of thle
previous most valuable corin crop by
New recordls were made iit prodCue
lion1 by wheat, oats, barley, rye sweet
potatoes, rice and hay, while tobacco
closely appron(hed its proluti ion rec
ord, 1.103.415,001) pounlids, ia1e in
1910. liach of these crops, in tlldi
tion, established records as being the
most valuable crop over grown, ex
cept in the case of barley and tobac
Production of the first billion bush
el wheat crop anli(, seconl three-bil
lion bushel coln clop were features
of the year. Wheat acreage aggre
gateet 59,898,000 acres, or 6,000.000
iiore thani ever before. The yield was
16.9 bushels an acre, the largest aere
yieltl for wilnter aild spring wheat
comblind ever attained inl this coui
try. The final est huntes of production
was 1,011,505,000 bulishels with a val
ue of $930,302,000. The crop ox
(ceod(( last year's whlch was a rec
ordl, by more than 120,000,000 bush
els and by $50,000,000 in valie.
Oaj s, rye, potatoes. sweet potatoos
andl tobacco all Wwr llntedl oil rec
ord areas. Oats exceodedi its record
proidhuction of 1915 by 122.000.000
husliels and its recori value of 1914
by $5ti,000,000. IIa rley prod 11(etion
wvas 1 3,000,0)00 bush els more thani tihe
1912 r'ecordl crop an11( was wvorth $4,
(000,0)00 inorie t hani the former niost
valtinable crop that grows in 1914.
Itt i plassed the 1 9 13 recordl by 3,
200,000 butshelt's all1(1 its 1 91 2 recoril
valuedl by $1,700,000.
Tlhe a pple crop was 7t;,670,000 valui
ed1 at $1 56,407,000; thle bean crop, ii
lie thre1e prinipal proh cliig slates,
9,325,000) butshels-- -a dlecrease of I,
6188,000 butshels- vattiedl at $27,558,000
aiid the cran berry crop, 457,0)00 bush
els, valued at. $2,8-1i,000. Thie valueo
of these three crops are0 ineluided in
t'ie year's total.
The valute of each crop was an
riiunced as follows:
Trhe value this year of each crog.
basedl on its fairm pr-ice on D)ecemiber
1, with last year's valuie, is anniounc.
ed as follows: (in thousands, 1. o.,
Winoter wheat.. ......2,1 7.2
Sping I whetit t.. .....359 0t
Alt wheat .. .......9032 55.x
<>ots ..............'i559 4941
flye.... .... .....*i9 7
He'lxsot-dl.. .. ........2td) I,
Poatatoes.. .. .. ......2,0 9
tSweet pota toes . . . ;Ix1 I.2
Iliny.. .. .. .......9 .2 7.
8'ogto .. ts.. .. ......
illO~lhit, 't~ciiI , .ii 1 ,755,l- 59 $i1,722,070oot
10111 o aout$ , 3,l0,902).
agalot .,62,~1.,00tot 30- . Acr 19.5-1
agat list 6-1.1l0st1ye, i
W ilerwii;iI I rol.. t~i 46,0 (5 4s,29
Pr~e 5. iils,1141.(is 96.04; 10 H ,4..1
ugar beg t . .n , I ..lllIlI (l 350 30.43.xi~i
1 'rluetx, (' Isuc a g in sto 9o.ix l a ta.
All whoial I'roiltowll 1,ring0 thbyas
tota.t agbot $1t0,000000,0y0r.Ac.
yier 1detilseof the rls .r stw: (l'.
<Orn I: Produi c litioll, 3,054.35 bushels,
agairist ,72,604.000) last y. Acr yeh
yield bu.sheels, aga st 25. 7 laxt 3r.
Prc 6lltagainst 43.4 last year.
Wt ite r heat l'r onlut2o 67.0 45 bulsh
e:lcF agint- 9.9 99911 ls yeasta. Acre ll
yieh 16.2 bus ushe, o ist again st 19. a last year.
51.rie95. centsait .6 bas ye..
S 'roil whet: l'olln49,19 3usel.6 bga ,h
ed77, aist year,27. cr0 lst year. 1A.r
yiuldu-s 1 a3 buhls 1g in.5 . last yea r.I'ii
Prfli('ii.ts et aga i s t 9 last year.
Al t'wheatI: l'riluei(ttin I.01..9000 bulsh -
cls, agalinst It91.01,000 last yearii. Aern
yild 196 buishiels, aga ist 16.2 last year.
P'rice 72. cents. aigainst 76.6I last year.
O~'ase I 'roducton 1.503624 bushehls,
against 1,.1000 lat year. Aernl
ie.1 37.els biglist, aIa ll2.lit yea1r.
P1.ri aat.1 $ent2, aast 43ca.8atyer
1arle: 1 'rodutioin 237.09 bushiel5.
.-(A lsint 121.93 000 last year. Acre yIeldi
35..7 bee, agaInst 4.1 last year. -ro
&3. cents. ,gaist 96. last yer.
AT HOTSPRINGS, VAN
PRESIDENT WILSON AND BRIDF
WILL BE AT HOMESTEAD
REMAIN UNTIL NEW YEAR
Will Be Away From White House Two
Weeks Unless Developments
Necessitate Early Return.
Washington.-President Wilson and
Mrs. Edith Boiling Galt were married
at 8:30 o'clock and left afterward to
spend their honeymoon at Hot
Springs, Va. The President and his
bride traveled in a private car at
(ached to a special train leaving hero
at. 11:10 o'clock which is due to ar
rive in 1lot Springs next morning at
8:15 a. In.
At Ilot Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
son will live at the I oimestead Hotel
ntil after New Year's I)ay unless
some development should necessitate
the P'esident's earlier return to the
'iitail. Two White House automo
IlIIes have have been sent on ahead
and the couple expect to spend their
honeymon motoring, golfing and walk
in'g over the mountain trails. Beside
the secret service guard, the Iarty
wits a(e'ompanied by a stenograplher.
'ITe President will keep in touch with
the White IHouse over special wires.
Shortly after 10 o'clock the Prest
dlent and Mrs.,1Wilson entered a wait
Ilg White Touse automobile and illo
fored. to Alexandria. across the Po
nomnae. to take their private car there
and avold a crowd at the railroad
station in the city.
Hot SprIngs, Va.-President Wilson
and his bride. the former MIns. Norman
Galt, arrived here shortly after 9
o'clock to speid their honeymoon.
They w ere med it atithe triiin by a crowd
of seve'ral huhidd(I people who ap
plauded as they alighted from their
NEW NOTE RENEWS DEMANDS.
Austria Must Pay Indemnity, Punish
Commander and Disavow Act.
Washington.- The new Amerincan
note to Atistria-Illungary regardinig the
ainking of the Italian steamship An
ena has been cabled to Ambassador
Petieold for presentation to the
vienna for Ignt off(ice.
Secretary Lansing and other officials
of the state depa ti n t dec1lined to
fliulge tiny .in forimuat ion nolneriling
the coinmuieinationi. From ot her re
liable sourices. howe'er, cam111e a
strong intimation that, the flnal draft
of the note iia(I le(ni compliileltd by
Secretary Lansing during tle day and
had been plit il code 1and started oi
its way over the Cables.
A veil of secrecy has surrounded
te 'ommienltctioni ever sinice aL White
110onse imessenigeri carriied a prel imi
nar iy dIra ft lfromi President Wilisoin to
Secret ary Lanashing. IIlowever, it is
kntown thiiat the secret ary s pen t cou
sidlerable Iiime at work developing the
idleas the ilresidlen t had ouiin ed.
As ('ompl)1et ed theC note is b11elived
to have beent conisiderall more
leng thy I tan thle fi rst.
Ceta int 11011ons o f thle text of thle
miote were said( to b~e nearly 1(dent1ical
with ptortion of the tirst. Tihe demands
o' thie tUnited States which are reiter
at ed areni for' disavowval, pluniishiment
of thle subarha ine (comm and(er- and rep
aration bty thle payment of indeimnity
for' the Amier'icnns killed and intjuredh.
For Great Merchant Marine.
have uder, c'onstruci(tion now mere
vessels than ever' before were build
inig in the United States to adId to an
Americani merchant marine whose
gr-oss tonnage is the largest in the
country's history, said At rep~ort issuedi
bty the coimmissmioni of navigation.
Newspapers Qdit Party.
L~ondor.---A C'hristiania dispatch to
the Morning Post, says that several
newspaper corrisp)ondenits as the re
suilt of a qiOfarrel, will quit the F'ord
p~eaco exp~ed(itfin while tile steamer is
Says War Will Boon Be Over.
C'hristian Ia, via London.-"Eivery
natlont in the wvor'ld will sooni look up
on American p~eace pilgIms as taking
the initiative in stopin~lg history's
wvort wvar. Tfhie laniding of the peace
expeditiont in Europe will 1)e recorded
sa one0 of the most benevolent things
the A meilcan republlic ever dhid," said
IHenry Ford to the Associated Press
replresenitativ't on stepping ashore on
Norwegian soil. The steamship Os
.ar' Ii, car'rying the Ford peace ex
pedition, arrived at this port on Sat
urday after a I14'days' voyage.
Handle Much Farm Product.
Washington .-Fariners' co-operative
mariketlng andl puirchasing organiza
tions wvill transact this year a total
buiness05 amounitinig to more than $1;~
400.000.000 accord(inlg to an estimate
mladle in the annual rep~ort of the
Office of Markets and Rural Organi
zation (If the( l)gpartment of Agricul
ture, just made public. While agri
cult ural co-operation in the United
States is far more prevalent .than is
generally believed, the report says, it
Is not yet upon a sufficient strong