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Wafifl Give Life to Them That Sit WJ 3 f 1 S " Vvr -V1 WW' Fair and warmer tonight; Thursday partly cloudy Iffir! n the Shadow of Death. FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER and wrmer? p"'b'y -now in north portion. j lnmth vcar-No 307. Pnce Rvc ct, OGDEN CITY. UTAH, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25, 1919 TaST'eDiTION 4 P. iVl ; I PRESIDENT TO TURN BACK RAILROADS TO 1 OWNERS ON MARCH 1 I I WASHINGTON. Dec. 25. Control Bind operation of the railroads assumed Kt the government as a war measure tro years ago tomorrow, will revert tbr owners nexi March 1 unless I congress fixes an earlier date. lfre?ident Wilson through a procla mat ion Issued last night, fixing March II as the tin' "i 'he return put at i rP:( speculation as to tho i i mo of the hamlinc bark of i h road.- The pren EdeDt in an address to congress last K said he Intended to turn back the ' roads at the end of the present year. By another proclamation, issued nitli thai in regard to the railroads. Be president ordered the dissolution March 1 oi 'he American Raihva Ex pre?? C"in' mv. v. huh w.,- lorrued -July h l'''s. r ':"x ' nni' "' ,;ir' ' lion b ' .n-o,id.!t .m oi ih- Adams, America. W . I Kar-o and Southern Em panic - l Extension by two months of the an 'nounc.-.i ';;io lot i -I i; rn of the rail Kads was made a statement issued ffiom the hite House accompany In g Be proclamat ion because congress had no; enacted legislation to meet condi tions incident to the change in control ind operation I Lead- r- hi - n iv ' l . - aressed approval of the president's I BCtion In announcing these two decisions t of i he presideni. Secretary. Tumulty I fcue-d the following statement j 'Last M.t in his message to the I (ingress th president announced that I Ee railroads would be handed over to j Hieir owners at the end of this ealen I Br year. 1' is now necessary to act! Utt) issuing the proclamation In the Sesfm cu ' unisi anci no agreement atf, m. yet been reached by the two Huses of congress in respect to legis ! Allien on the subject, it becomes pec Kary in tho public Interest to nl-1 Ron a reasonabli time to elapse be HiecD in'- issatng of the proclamation IKb'1 the date of its actually takins BThe president is advised that ihe Ellroads and express companies are jEt organized to make it possible for IKem "i r.ici.' and manage their krcr"r i: ,n mi. illy turned over to mhtm on December 31, and if this were one it would raue financial and legal Bpmnlication. of a s rlous chara ter "The railroad and express mpa Hies should b given ample opportuni Hr io adequat ly prepare for the re Hnnntion of theli busim - under the fcfttrol and niana;:.nnnl of their own ockholders, directors and officers Wherefore the transfer of possession Hick to the railroad companies will Hfcome effective ai 12:01 a m March 192H" I President's Proclamation. The decision of the president with: jprd to the railroad propi es ft forth in the following proclama W: fBy Ihe presidi m of ihe L'nited ' It late o. Am, 1 1 1 ., I Xh: Proclamation: iRelinquisLment of federal i Dtrol 1 krailroads and systems of transporta jbon. I Whereas, in the exercise of authorl- ly committed to me by law I have I Jhere'ore, through ihe secretary of I Mr, taken possession ol, and 1. . e, throupl ili, ii i ;! . , ra I of rail- I Bh ' cxcrc'scd control over certain Broads, systems of transportation I pi property and pertinent thereto or m boanef e it., n-with, syRtems of coast- ise ami i r.-n--.oi l d ion, engaged in ( Uc-ral transportation and owned or I J tontrollr-d by said railroads or sys 1 bs of transportation, Including alBO wminalb, terminal companies and ter-, bal operations, sleeping and parlor I Hfr?' Private cars and private car lines, HvatorB, warehouses, telegraph and1 Wlephone lines, and all other equip nlnt and appurtenances, commonly Kd upon oi operated as a part of railroads and s stems of trans-, Nation, and I nvliereas, I now deem it needful. N deslrtible that all lailroads. sys H of transportation ami property, p under such federal control, be ro Qulshe i therefrom, now, therefore, klr authoritv of section fourteen of v federal control act, approved FCh 21, 1918, and of all other pow P and provisions of law thereto on pln? me. I, Woodrow Wilson, presi Pt of the L'nited States do hfrebyj Pnquish from federal control, rffec i the first da of March. 1920. at tOl o'clock, a. m., all railroads, sys of transportation and property of ttver kind taken or held under federal control and not hereto relinquished and restore the ame the possession and control of their Active owners. In,a'C1 r' lines- director general jthe railroads, or his successor In eis hereby authorized and direct m through such ag-ni and agencie. jJle may determine, in any manner W inconsistent with the provisions "aid act of March 21. 1918, to ad-- settle and dote all mattere, in PoiPg the making of agreements for PPt-nRatlon, and all questions and Bputes of whatsoever nature arising of orincldeni to federal control, B otherwise provided by proclama of the president or by act of con Pa and generally and to perform I 1'ully in all respei i- as ihe prenl IAir I '" ilo all and :-ingu rt "r aet and things necessary or Fr in order tr can : into eitcct thi.fl proclamation and the relinquish ment of said railroads, systems of1 transportation and propem. "For the purposes of accounting and i .for all other purposes, this proclama tion shall become effective on tbm first day of March. 192o. at 12 01 a m. "In witness, whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the L'nited States to be affixed. "Done by the president, through Newton I. Baker, secretary of war. in the District of Columbia, this 24th day. of December, the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and nineteen.) and of the Independence of the Uniie.i States of America, the one hundred and forty-fourth (Signed) "WOODROW WILSON, "B the president: ROBERT LANSING, "Secretary of State "NEWTON D BAKER, "Secretary of War." oo Wine of Ancient Vintage Returned ' to Spanish Port NEW YORK, Dec. 2t Fifteen years OgO Miguel :3 Alvarez imported mail) cask! of wino befjue.ithed him by h'3 fMher. from Spain and transported them D.crOM the American continent to his ', home in Pasadena. CalUf. Today he at- I companicd fortyeight of these aaine ' Cbsks containing vintages from 20 to ."3 ' jeors old on the- steamer Antonio rxp .. ' I ound "back home-" from these prohibi tion shores. Scnor Alvarez said he wra 1 taking the casks to Spain to guard against, possible chance of losing them "throii';n 1 ual action in the l'nited States " Democratic Women to Organize a National Party NEW YORK, Dec. 25. Organization I of a national woman's Democratic par-' ty will be begun at a meeting tomor row of moie than 100 prominent New York women, it was announced today Th Call for the meeting was Issued DJ Mrs. George H Childs. president of the Woman's Democratic club, and' Mrs. Margaret ale, a niece of Presl- dnt Wilson. According to the organizers, the new I women's party will co-operate with the! national Democratic organization and is not to be regarded as "a split in the Democratic ranks." I oo French Turn Back Clocks to Conserve Coal in Big Cities . PARIS. Dec. 25. (Havas.) The ' newspapers announce that the govern ment has decided on new measures to remedy the coal crisis. One plan is for turning the clocks ahead nn hour for the purpose of conserving fuel used for illuminating purposes This will greatly restrict lighting in the larger cities, particularly in Paris F. E. MORRIS NAMED AS BOCK'S SECRETARY SALT LAKE, Dec 25 P E Mor ris, secretary of the Salt Lake Typo graphical union, has accepted the po sition of secretary to the mayor, to be effective when Mayor-elect E A Bock takes office. No recommendations have been made by Mayor-elect Bock for the ap polntmenl of the ohiel of police, pend iiil: a conference to be attended by C. Clarence Nelsen, commissioner of the, water department, who returned yes terday from Washington. A meeting: will be held Friday, Mr Bock said last night, at which time the matter will j In taken UD Wltb the members ol th', commission as at present constituted and with the newly elected member0. "I have made no recommendations," said Mr Hock last night, "and do not care to make any predictions as to who will receive the appointment, a-; .the other members ol the commission j will have a vote in the matter " oo ROY SANDERS RELEASED NEW YORK Dec 24 The New Yori Vmerloana today announced the release of pitcher Roy Sanders to the St. 1.hu? American League club. Sanders tin:, re called by the rankeee irom the Toledo clut last full New York asked waiver on him a few days ago and St Louis claimed him, oo Tomorrow never comes unleM you have rt note to meet Scare n man Into being good and he w III boast of his virtue. Lots of people bay things tlx y ought to be ashamed even to thinf. , t Pres. Wilson Has Quiet Christmas With His Family j WASHINGTON", Dec 23 President and Miss Margaret Wilson -fnt the I quietly and tho president ate his Chris' mas dinner, including turkey, in bin room served by Mis. Wilson. During the day Mrs. Wilson went out in the White House nutomobilo to dis I tribute Chrlstmaa gifts to friends of the ' inmily and to the children living alon? the route to the country club in Virginia, I where the president plns golf The pres i idi nt and Mrs Wilson havt rriM dui this custom together In recent cars. and the president was diaappolnted because his illnesa prevented him from accom panying Mrs Wilson this year. The president received hundreds oi telegrams and Christmas cards and spent some time looking them over. The children of Francis P. Garvin, alien property custodian, came with their father to the White House to givo the president some flowers and to wish him a Merry Christmas Vice President and Family. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind . Dec. 25. Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, Mrs Marshall and their ioster son, Morrison Marshall. sptnt Christmas day here nt the home of a friend Mr. Marshall will be the guest of honor at a luncheon to be given to morrow at the Indiana Democratic club. London Chapter of American Legion Is Officially Allowed LONDON, Dec 9 The founding of a London chapter of the American Legion has been official sanctioned bj the National Council of the legion Edward Cantor, American Legion com-ims-ioner for Europe, has receh ed a charter from America. Many former members of the Amer ican Ap' dltionarj force have been en rolled. The chapter is to take over the Washington Inn, the famous hostelry for American officers on leave from France in London, the object being to keep the veterans in touch with one another There arc accommodations for 100 men, a place thus being pro vided for visiting members of the American chapters when in London. Lady Waldorf Astor is a patroness of the new chapter. nn Pilot Aviator Plans Flight From Tokio to Rome TOKIO. Dec. 25. Lieutenant Gen tille, pilot aviator of the Italian army, who has arrived in Tokio to make preparations for the Rome-Toklo flight says the Italian aviators will make short stops at the . following placer Brindisl, Saloniki, Adalia. Aieppo, Bagdad, Basra, Karachi, Delhi, Calcut ta, Rangoon, Bangkok, Amo, Canton, Foochow, Shanghai, Tsingtao. Peking, W iju, Seoul Fusan and Osaka. The journey is expected to occupy 14 days on account of the numerous stops the aviators will make en route At each halting place an officer and two soldiers of the Italian aviation service have been stationed to make preparations for supplying the ma chines with gasoline and lo effect re pair. nn Drug Addicts Guests of City of N. Y. Christmas NEW YORK. Dec. 24. More than lfiuti drug addict.-, about 20 per cent of thein women, were the city's guesla tonight at a Christmas eve part) Gifts were distributed and entertain ment was provided by a volunteer drug addicts' jazz orchestra the Police Glee club and boxers aid Jul jitsu experts of the police department. Health Commissioner Copeland. who watched the merrymakers, said the clinic had I loi b. i ween ."a nn and OOoo addicts .-nice it opened, of whom one-third were under 20 years of age, and more than one half under 25 years. Spending Holiday In the City Jail Christmas cheer in jail behind the bars is being celebrated today by .John Hardy of Ogden. Hardy was out cele brating with other friends last risht and was arrested at a late hour on a charge of drunkenness. In dofnult of ban Hardy Is confined to a cdl where he will be lodged until his trial Is set Mts. M. Jones, employed at a Local cafe, was arrested at an early houi ibis morning on a charge of drunker ne8p. She was released after furnish j Ing bail in the num of eo'i and will be tried before Judge ji R Robert.s In the cltj court tomorrow morning k LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS GOOD CHEERIO UNFORTUNATE FAMILIES IN OGDEN CITY A family of seven, living in three rooms, the oldest child 18 vears old. feeble minded, and a father with all (he symptoms of tuberculosis Rent paid until the 10th of next month and a landlord threatening Io turn all but the sick father into the streets. This and many similar cases were cared for today by the Red Cross, the Good Fel lows and various other organizations of welfare that are paying special at jiention to the families of the city who are in try ing circumstances. This case. howeer is probably the most serious one in Ogden at present. I The mother of the family has been struggling to keep up her household, ! but since the husband s illness, has , had a difficult time to exist. The fam jily, which lives In three rooms, has but one bed room, which, though im- maculately clean, is poorly lighted and 1 has practically no ventilation, accord Ing to representatives of the Home Service bureau and the juvenile court who investigated the case it is to cases similar to this one . that Red Cross Christmas Seals will ; be of material benefit," a red eroff worker stated. i The father of the famiU will be ex amined during this week to determine w-hether he is suffering from tubercu 1 1 lcsi3. As the case was learned of J prior to Christmas day. conditions of the family will be materially improved and all preparations for a Christmas, infused with good cheer and happineSi were made by various welfare organ izations for this and many other ' homes. ANCIENT POLITICAL OATTLES OF OGDEN AND WEBER RECALLED BY A. I. STONE'S SCRAP BOOK Memories of ancient political battles in Ogden and Weber county are re called upon glancing through a scrap j book owned b Amos I Stone, plo neei resident ot Ogden. The first clipping in the book is a 'sample ballot of ihe Liberal partj i ticket of 1887 The late Fred J. Kiesel was tin- I parly's candidate for mayor of Ogden. For alderman the candidates wer Charles Blackwell, W N Schilling John Keck, and A I Stone and for counsellors E. T Hulanski. H. L Orif fin. Ad Kuhn, P J, Thorsted and W H. Turner. j J W. McNuit was the candidal'' for (recorded, O E Hill for treasurer. W II ham Farrell for assessor, and W 11 Clark for marshal. tin the same page of the scrap book are clippings telling of the death of two children in a fire which ruined the home of Ambrose Shaw at Mcund Fori. The text of the Edmunds-Ti cker i bill appears on the opposite page i Further on Is the news article con taining an account of a rousing poli tical meeting held at the Union Opera house at which Colonel Hudson pre sided as chairman This is the Colonel i Hudson after whom Hudson avenue and the Colonel Hudson buildinggH'cre I named. The convention al which Colonel Hudson ofiicialed was i lie one at' which the Liberal ticket of 1887 was named. In the city election of 189.'. 'he scrap, book discloses '.here were four, tickets in the field, the Prohibition.' the Democratic, the Republican and' the Liberal. The Prohibition ticket for that year contained several famous Ogden names. Including John E. Bgley, Wll Mam Moyes, A I. Stone and M. S. 1 Browning Mr Browning was running for the council on ihe Prohibition ticket, but. It may be said In explanation that Mr. Browning was also a candidate on the Democratic ticket. He seems to have been indorsed by the Prohibi tionists. Included in the scrap book is a ropy of ihe fifty-seventh issue of the Salt LaKe Herald It Is dated Friday morn ing. August 12. 1370 Among the news articles in this Is-j sue are those relating to President Grant's trip and the announcement that Jefferson Davis had sailed for Europe. The scrap book discloses thnt thm police department had its troubles la 1893 as well r.s at the present time. I There is a clipping which 'ells of the resignation ol Chief Metcalf over dif ferences with the police committee and the appointment of Sergeant Dav- .!: rs u-. ii l- i-hief. OUTBURST OF EVERET TRUE J 1t DN'T Sl S O, everYJ30DY I'M AT YOU IfHCrN VOo TH SAfvf(3 OCT) T-ACS Got on! what can't cose a bats ARS YOU DOINC PeNMV ! HOtv'3 Uie'R.e ACl V5. Z HAD A H ! AfNfD KfCKlIM'. KIND NOTCOM To GR.fM MY 0 LOOKT FOR. UMT3RvECA . B&AT S RAIN THIS MORMIKQ AU. 0(aJ CHANiCCASc THC tvCATH-e HA1 1 I f JTI --Aw NATION ENJOYS HOLIDAY ' Old - Fashioned Xmas Cheer and Spirit of : Thanksgiving I WASHINGTON. Uec. 2T, iiillnia? v- lieved ot the anxietlei of war for the firt lime since Chrislmns. 1914S. and with Meal Christmas weather prevailing, res 1 locnts of the nullon.il cupitol from Pr-.s-lJcnt W ilson clown settled down to enjn.' S good old -fashioned Christmas Activ ities were virtually suspended in all gov ernment departments ai noon and thou sands of ffiicnl employes left the city last night for nearby points A spirit of thanksgiving permeated Ihi observance of the sacred dav all over th nation. Several scocr of girl war workers Pi the navy allotment office wont In for h J .novel way of spreading Christmas cheer. ' They agreed to forego Christmas pres ents among .themselves i.nd pooled money they would have spent fer Chris.: n.as dinner supplies and toy; for th? j poor Large navy trucks wto loaded i with the gifts iynich were distributed hi the pooier section of the ei; l AMERICAN PEOPLE CELEBRATING WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. With peace a do facto if not a de jure condi tion, the American people lonlght be) Ran the celebration of Chrlstrhhfl In, pre-war spirit Evidences Of the nationwide return to the spliit that dominated prior to' 1914 when ihe war although then con ! fined to Europe cast ;. reflection across the Atlantic, has been noted in un precedented buying of gifts, according ItO reports Christmas mails, one of the I most exact Indication? oi national par licipation In thl piri ol tho holiday have been the heaviest on record, It was said tonight by the p BtOffice de partment. President Wilson, owing to his ill ness, will spend tomorrow quietly, al though his Christmas eve was marked, by announcement of bis decision with regard to return of the railroads to ! private ownership. F. cause of Mr.! Wilson a Illness there win b.- no Christ; mas tree The Interior of the White: House tonight, however, was decorated throughout In Christmas style, Mr? ' Wilson having supervised the placing, of evergreens, holly and o'her Christ-j mas decorations. President to Have Real Dinner. Restrictions on the president's die' ! have been removed and he will cat his1 'Christmas dinner in his room. Mem bers of the president's official family will spend tomorrow at their homes many family gatherings having been arranged. Vice i resident and Mrs Marshall went io Indianapolis early in tho week. Secretary and Mrs. Lan ding Iti'l today for Watertown. N Y., and Secretary and Mrs. GlasB are to Upend the day at their home a: Lynoh 1 burg. Va. All departments of (he government Closed at noon today until Friday morn ing to permit officials and employes to , enjoy the holiday . Army Receives Xmas GrectinrjG Officers and men of the army I w hether in camps In this country, In I Europe, In Siberia or in the island pos sessions had received tonight the wishes for a merry Chn Unas sent out by Secretary Baker. A Christmas din ner will be served in all camps and ; cantonments. 1 Special preparations have been ma?e 'for Christmas in the navy, the navy .department today predicting that its ! men, whether in home waters or in re mote parts of the world would have the merriest Christmas in the navy's history Ship supply officers, it was said, began earlier than usual to pre ; pare for the occasion so that every man is insured of a turkey dinner. En- lertaluments have been .arranged. ! many of them for tonight Naval radio stations today sent broadcast the message from Secretary Daniels. For the men of the army. nay and marine corps convalescing in hospitals fiom war wounds, most elaborate prep arations have been made both by the military authorities and by grateful citizens of the communities in which !the institutions are located j Secretary Laniug tonight issued the j following statement addressed to the i American people: I "Christendom on the twenty-fifth day of December celebrates the annivers I yar of the birth of an era which gave to mankind a divine message of pnee jantl those principles which have been the foundation stones of modern pro 1 gress and civilization "Today it is heralded abroad that we have entered upou a new era of peace and of highei Standards of interna 'tionnl and national life. It is not a tne era but the old era, which was. COURT MARTIAL PENALTY German Officers Given 10 Years Confinement, 15 in Exile and Fine ;i I jkMIENS Wednesday. Dec. 24, A court martial has sentenced the Ger man officer, Robert Roekling. admin Isterer of mines at Karlsruhe, 'o ten years confinement, fifteen years' ex ile and a line of ten million francs upon his conviction of a charge of or- , ! ganising the pillage of factories in eastern France. it was testified at his trial that he collected machinery and other ma terial nom 'he factories and blew It up in No's ember, 1918. A brother of flcer, Herman Ludwlg, was given a similar sentence by default. f 1 R uu i North Dakota Has iff Large Fuel Supply II j F ARGO. N. D . Dec. 25. Because industry must cn where there Is plenty !of fuel, the Cnited States Geological Surv y r ho-. tha here la a region, cen tering si ratgo, covering thousands of square miles, that is underlaid With more coal than tho state of Pennsyl I van's. H This coal is neither anthracite nor bituminous. It Is "lignite," with about two-'hiids of the fuel value of bltuin I inous coal In Its natural stale. Just i as taken from Hie ground, tt burns free ly, and is very widely bsed throughout j this state for fuel. ' Some manufacturing plants use it In its natural Btate. Some permit it to bo r dxposed to the air uiitli its water con- tent has evaporated and it disin- tegrates. Then Li la "sprayed" into the lur taces with automatic Btokets y. Now. after long experiment. a I "i 'method has been devised whereby the j lignite is evaporated, mixed with a 1 . "binder" and compressed Into briqu- J BttoB which defy all kinds of weather jr.nd produce heat units as high as an jihra cite. ' Even before this method has been Iperfeoted the tremendous value of iL Ij ' 'hesc coal beds was recognized by the Geological Survey, nnd now the predic tion is made th;u In the near future the 'i j valley of the Red River of the North, where they arje located, will become lone of our greatest manufacturing re 'glon-. r j lush i red In by the birth of Jesus, per- p ii I d by His teachings and consecrat ed by His reath; .he old era,' to which 'we return after a time of madness, o agony end of evil Clothed iu the ancient peace proclaimed over nine teen centuries ;tgn on the hills of Bethlehem, 'he world, with conscience awakened by the fiery ordeal through n 1 which it has passed, should find re ii, I te thai 1 hristian principles will triumph and become the dominant force in tiie affairs of men and na- p f tiona." r Ij Chrlctmas Dl.mket Covers N. Y. . 1 NEW YORK Doc 26, The deepest sleigh tiacks ever cut by St. Nicholas' k 5 reindeer drawn equipage were discov ered by the observant today In the old fa.sbloncd 'white Christmas-' blanket thar , rn'oM -'l NVw York Ip Never before in the history of the na i tlon's metropolis had the celebrated rein deer been called on to draw such a boun- teous load and never did Sant Cli'.s i staRger so beneath the packs which h ,', ,(. nj, ii ili. chimneys of rich child an l. poor child alike jjj Scores of white whiskered, red garbed i inisist.int Santas eontinued' this morning : the work the holiday saint struggled with all night and It was promised that bcfoi ihe day was don- every child and every 'grown u) who could be found would hove shared in Kris Kringle's bounty. I j Penhing Enjoys Christmas LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec 25 For tho first I time since 1915 General John J. Pershing i today was with his 10 year-old son. War ren, and other members of his family Rt ' Christmas. He planned to spend tho dav ' quietly, exchanging gifts and freneral' . njoying Christmas at the residence oi his sister. Mrs. D. M. Butler. General Pershing's 1915 Christmas d c v.lih his family was spent at El Paso. Tcxa. Subsc-qucntevents prevented hint Vttom ncrnm enjoying that privilege until today as a few months later he was callon i.pon to head tho American punitive ex pedition Into Mexico, following a raid by Mexican bandits on Columbus N. M . fnd the next year the United States cn jtcred Ihe woiid wax.