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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 25, 1920
'(Section Two)' PAGE NINE OLD KHIS KRI1LE fflS 111 VISIT TO PIIOFJI FOLK V7 tY 3- MERRY CHRISTMAS and AMArX OF, THEM To Our Thousands of Friends J. C. PENNEY CO. Third Ave. and Washington St. JVe desire to take this opportunity of thanking our many customers for their patronage and to wish all 4 A MERRY CHRISTMAS LIGHTNING DELIVERY COMPANY 77ie years naue woven a close relationship between this Com pany and its many friends This cordial relation prompts us to wish you the best Christmas Greetings and A Happy, Prosperous New Year SOUTHWESTERN SASH AND DOOR COMPANY 327 W. Jackson Si. Old Kris Krlngle, with prancing rein deers and a sleijrh weighed down with toys and candies and fruits, paid his annual visit to Phoenix last night while the city slumbered. And when the kiddies awoke this morning they looked out upon treasures such as only Santa can brin?. Santa's stay here was brief, as It must n'ways be that he can visit all the little boyr. and girls throughout the land. Dut in his fleeting moment he had poured out sacks of joy and happi ness. There was a drum for Billy, a doll for Nellie, and even mamma and daddy had been remembered. It was a big night for Santa, as it always is, but bigger this year, it seems, than for years, for no one was overlooked. Poor or rich, they all shared the joys of Santas biff pack. Today the city is celebrating. Jack s trying out his new roller skates; Susie is playing house with her new doll house, chairs and dishes, while mother is out trying the new roadster she found out in front when she went out to sweep off the walk this morn ing:. Dad can be found lounging about the big open fireplace all "dolled up" ia new slippers and smoking jacket, trying out his new smoking set. But for tho greater part, Christmas will be a quiet day in Phoenix. The feast table, of course, is one of the big features. A big majority will partake of their Christmas dinner at home, but the others will be well taken care of t restaurants and dining rooms, where special dinners have been arranged. The menus at these public eating places are much the same as those af forded at tho average American home, save that a bigger variety is offered. One of the lively events of the day will be the annual "scramble" among the newsboys of the city. Kach Christmas morning these little fellows, more than a hundred of them, are treated by business and professional men, who throw pennies, nickels, dimes and even quarter and half dollars into the crowd, to watch the boys scramble for them. Thia event will start about 9 o'clock. Only one sporting event has been ar ranged. A wrestling match between Pete Sauer and Charles Gion will be staged at Tally's open air arena i 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Several preliminary boxing events will precede the main go. Usual programs will be offered at the different theaters this afternoon and evening. Special services will be held at sev eral churches this morning. PloilSttGIFTS TO ID IB As Christmas presents to Arizona convicts, Governor Thomas E. Camp bell granted two pardons, two commu tations of sentence and 16 paroles. The pardons were granted to men already out on parole aiid carried restoration to citizenship. Th nardoned were James R. 'Welch. convicted in Gila county on a charge of second degree murder ana paroiea by Governor Hunt in 1913. and Pinck nev Jones Rlack. convicted in MaricoDa county of grand larceny and sentenced to serve three to ffe years; he was paroled March 5, 1919. Commutations of sentence were granted as follows: Ira Richards, con victed in Maricopa county of second degree murder on December 8, 1919, sentenced to serv ten vears to life. sentence commuted to ten years; James W. Sheldon, convicted in Maricopa county of second degree murder on December 8. 1919. sentenced to eerve ten years to life, sentence commuted to ten years. SPPEMMCiS MULLIillH Appealing from the decision of the lower court, .wherein Li. J. Horton se cured an annulment of his marriage to her, Mrs. Annie Horton yesterday took the action into the supreme court of the state. Judge Lyman granted the husband a decree on the ground that the aged man did not know what he waa doing when he married his nurse- The court held that he waa mentally and physl cally weak at the time. According to the findings, shortly after the death of his first wife, Hor ton was seriou ly ill and Mrs. Craw ford was employed as his nurse. It was alleged she told of her unhappy life with her husband and borrowed $75 to secure a divorce. After securing a decree, she was alleged to have per suaded Horton to will her his prop erty and te have suggested the mar riage, which took place in New Mexlc shortly after the divorce In this state paved m It LOW C'S BILLS The following fiprures illustrate how caved roads will reduce gasoline bills, This statement supplies a powerful argument for the good roads bond is sue which is to be voted Dec. a. The state of Arizona bums every year In its motor vehicles, 12,000000 gallons of gasoline. The average price paid is 33 1-3 cents per gallon, or a total of $4,000,000. In December. 1919. 28.797 motor ve hides were registered in the state, of which 11,216, or 38 7-10 per cent, were in Maricopa county. Assuming that Maricopa county users consume gasoline in the same proportion as the rest of the state, then we paid for 4.644,000 gallons a 331-3 cents, or a total of $1,548,000 for one year. Of all the various gas mile tests made by the various states, automo bile associations and colleges through out the United States, not one show less than 25 per cent saving in gaso line per mile over well paved roads as compared with unimproved roads This 2.r per cent saved with good roads in Maricopa county, would mean a. reduction of $287, QUO in our gasolin bill, or more than $100,000 in excess of the interest charged on the bmids each year. Reconstruction of homes in the de vastated areas of Fraucp lias been going on .so rapidly that 13,100 homes are inbuilt, 178,500 have been repaired and 46,070 other buildings have been Merry Christmas To All Our Friends Owl Drug Co 1 Wish Our Many illPA 5Sf&Rit Friends and Patrons feV? llfc ' MERRY ' Jlpi) ' , MM CHRISTMAS JIf W. BAYLESS GROCERY CO. J ftp CHSSIKAS- ' ' ' Cor. 3rd Ave. and Madison St. I made temporarily habitable.