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LEAN XMAS FOR ENGLAND LONDON SHOPKEEPERS ARE ANYTHING BUT HOPEFUL AT PRE3ENT CONDITIONS. General Depression Throughout the Country Is Regarded as the Worst fcr Years. LONDON, Dec. 19- —London shop keepers are anything but hopeful over the outlook fur the holiday trade this year- ' he general depression through out the cotffltry is regarded as the worst in many years. Not since the great dock strikes has the metropolis seen so many unemployed workmen. The effect of the bad times extends to th humblest ranks of industry. The prospects for the winter are particu larly bad in the building world and the riverside and shipping business. Under normal conditions the west end shops would not be filling with Christmas buyers. But the real holi day rush has failed to materialize as yet and the shopkeepers view the conditions with a pessimistic eye. The railways likewise anticipate a great falling off in holiday travel this year. only in the topmost ranks of socie ty is it expected that Christmas this year will be observed without any curtailment in the exchange of gifts and the usual feasting and entertain ment. The king and queen of Portugal bought a number of Christmas presents while they were in London, chiefly dia mond-studded bonbonnieres. flat pen cil cases studded all over with pre cious stones, and cigarette holders made of delicately-tinted transparent stones, sometimes studded with dia monds or encrusted with tiny emeralds 01 rubies. King Edward and Queen Alexandra are expected to do their Christmas "shopping" the latter part of this week. They always make their selec tion of gifts early in the season as some of them are to be sent great distances —to their royal relatives at St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Darmstadt. Berlin and other courts of Europe. The queen's orders to submit selec tions for her approval have already been received by a number of the doy al warrant-holders. The instructions to the shopkeepers lay down the class of goods that her majecty wishes to be sent, but ample latitude is allowed in this matter. Mention is made of the day when they should reach Buck ingham palace, and meantime the shopkeeper selects his choicest wares. In charge of some responsible mem bers of the firm these are duly taken to the palace, where rooms are as signed for their display. As many tables as are needed are available to set them out in their most attractive array, and every item is labelled with the name of the shop that is sending it. as well as the price, which must not be a "fancy" one, but the ordinary selling retail value. Her ma jesty spends considerable time in se lecting her gifts, and some days will probably elapse before the shops are summoned to remove what will not be required. Jewelry ■:nl silver work always fig ui" largely in the collection placed before the queen. In occasional in stances, very rich and costly orna ments are c hosen, but more generally her majecty looks for fanciful grace of design and dainty novelty. Photo graphic- frames of the most dainty and delicate description are favor it gifts of the queen. Brooches for lace, charming little pendants and fascinating bangles are other forms, in diamonds, pearls and other stones. A large number'of pins and links, too, are invariably kept by the queen, whose aim is always to give what will afford a real and lasting pleasure to In sending to Denmark or other courts, the queen usually chooses what is characterically English, while to her English friends a very favorite form of present with her majesty is that of pottery from the royal works at Copenhagen. In the selection of gilts she is also a marked patron of the several societies formed for the encouragement of home industries, in cluding thos of Scotland and Ireland. The equipment of the boudoir or study table gives her majesty a wide range of charming little items, and clocks are also frequently chosen in some quaint setting. Queen Alexandra retains the kindly custome initiated by Quee n Victoria of giving presents to all the servants of the royal establishment. These are always of useful character, a very favorite one for the upper servants being a dress length of good silk, either in color or black. Toys, too, en ter largely into the queer's list, and the immediate pleasure of her grand childrn, i s an especial sourc of de light to her majecty, who, however, bestows also more lasting mementoes upon them. LAWSON'S TELEGRAMS. They Stream Into View Continuously Over the Wires from Boston. NEW YORK. Dec. I&—The tele grams with which Thomas W. Lawson of Boston, has been Hooding newspa per Offices for several days, continue to stream into New York., The fol-, lowing are samples: "Don't let Wall street's 'frenzied fi nanciers' fool you. I learn from lead ing newspapers there is concerted ef fort to send broadcast in morning pa pers, that what I have done is a stock market raid for the purpose of buy ing Amalgamated; that I am in league with notorious Wall street plungers; on the short side of the market. They will even go so far as to say that I am in league with 'Standard Oil.' I pledge my word to the American peo ple that each and every such state ment is absolutely false. I have no; connection, directly or indirectly, with any stock market operator, and I would be a cur if I was in league with 'Standard Oil' and 'The System.' lly operation is entirely and absolutely in' interest of the American people, and! 1 have them with me by millions." "Before I am through, and I have just begun, every one will see that the day has gone by when Wall street cam rob the people by their old trickery." "Sell Amalgamated to your last, share. I will make the stand on it for a short time this morning at 60 to assist you in getting fair prices. Then it will smash. Don't be fooled by the yarns of 'Standard Oil's' unlimited buying power. They have the money, but they will keep it. They say Amal gamated is not worth 50, and they will! not buy out the capital stock but at bargain prices. They will begin to buy on a scale beginning at 4u through their old pool at Flower & Co.. where we before accumulated 290.000 shares.'' "My big advertisement is appearing this morning la the far west and the south. Canada and London, but not in Paris and Berlin until tomorrow. There will be flood of foreign-selling orders. Don't be fooled today by fake Washington news." "President Roosevelt is just begin ning his work. It is tobacco today. When it gets to insurance, banks and trust companies, business will begin." "Sell Amalgamated uninterruptedly for what you can get: in addition to selling of long stock there will be enormous amounts for sale by plung ers who bought yesterday for a turn. Sell sugar and the entire list for the time being." Other telegrams from Lawson were as follows: (11:30 Telegram.) "Wall street is spreading the yarn through the wire houses that a large pool is forming to give support at 70. Don't be deceived; pools are already loaded and institutions holding it as collateral are getting nervous. Sell your holdings* while there is yet a market. ' THOMAS W. LAWSON." (2 .o'clock Telegram.) "AVall street demoralized: are now telegraphing over the country and Eu rope that big men are getting together to rally market. Don't let these yarns fool you. lam just putting this coun try and Europe onto Wall street 'Frenzied Financiers' ' game. They will wake up between now and Friday and make Wall street's big ralliers look like a copper cent in a steel fur nace. "Sell all storks on the New York list and continue selling Amalgamated. My big advertisements will not appear at distant points until tomorrow. "THOMAS W. LAWSON." (3:45 Telegram.) "Don't scratch matches on powder barrels. The Boston News Bureau just publishes the following: i " Amalgamated—Boston.—Lawson is announcing in different cities and in sundry places where he thinks it will be most effective that he will apply for a receivership for the Amalgamat ed. Unless he carries out his threat he can be, under New York laws, put in jail for circulating false reports calculated to depress the price of shares. Possibly the Massachusetts authorities would give him up to the New York authorities on extradition papers.' , "On think Wall street and the pub lic can rely upon: Whatever lam an nouncing to do in any part of the country and in any way, I'll do, and on schedule time. "THOMAS W. LAWSON. "P- S. —Let the 'Frenzied Financiers' of Wall street make no mistake—l'll do it. and on schedule time. T. W. L." Mme. Modjeska in Vaudeville. NEW YORK, Dec. 19.—The latest of the vaudeville stars to be recruited from the ranks of the legitimate play ers is Mme. Modjeskt, who, after re fusing many offers finally consented to appear on the vaudeville stage du ring the remainder of this season. She made her debut this afternoon at the Victoria theatre, appearing in a con densed version of one of the emo tional plays in which she became fa mous. THE EVEWNO STATESMAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1904. Amusements College chapel should and no doubt will be filled for tonight's Choral Union concert. This is the first appearance of the club this season and they have prepared a very choice program con sisting of a number of choruses which they have been practicing for some time and also a delightful program of violin music by Senor Ruiz of whom the Trinidad, (Colorado*) Journal speaks in the following enthusiastic vein : For over two hour at the Presbyter ian church last night Senor Ruiz, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Robinson, entertained a good audi ence with what was probably the most delightful and perfect music ever heard in Trinidad. Senor Ruiz is not only the master violinist, but he is al so generous, and he gave encores to every number, choosing pleasing lit tle fantasies and Spanish dances that stood out in marked and delicate con- j trast to the rich classic selections that | formed the printed numbers on the | program. "Buried at Sea." Walla Walla patrons of the drama are on the qui-vive over the announce ment that the Humphrey-Chapman company will' open La Vern's theater on Monday night for an extended stock engagement. Then toe fact that "Buried at Sea." Theodore Kremer's great play is to be produced for the first three nights further stimulates the interest in Mr. La Vern's popular enterprise. Orral Humphrey, that clever star has gathered together an array of talent which is second to none in the northwest and with fine discrimination he has selected royalty plays well calculated to suit the varied tastes of local amusement seekers. Sullivan—Canole. PORTLAND. Me., Dec. 19.—The Pastime Athletic club of this city has arranged a promising progrom for its boxing show tonight. The wind-up will bring together Tommy Sullivan, of Boston, and Martin Canole. who stayed twenty rounds with Jimmy Britt awhile ago. The articles call for a fifteen-round contest at 135 pounds. The preliminary will be between Ed die Harrigan and Patsy McKenna, the bantamweight champion of New Eng land. How Bushman Finds His Way. From Forest and Stream. What appears marvelous and posi tively uncanny to a town person Is simple to a bushman. Years of continuous observation de velop the bump of locality, every ob ject has a place and meaning to a irapper: his eye is ever on the aiert. and what his eye sees is photographed on the brain and remains there for fu ture reference at any time he may re quire it. This bump of locality is highly de veloped in all Indians and whites who have passed many years in the bush. Without the faculty of remembering objects a bushman could not find his way through the forests. Providing the trapper has once passed from cue place to another, he is pretty sure to find his way through the second time, even if years should have elapsed between the trips. Every object from start to finish is an index finger pointing out the right path. A sloping path, a leaning tree, a moss covered rock, a slight elevation In the 'and, an odd-looking stone, a blasted tree* —fail help as guides as the observ ant trapper makes his way through a pathless forest. of course, this tax on the memory is not required of trappers about a set tled part of the country, but I am tell ing of what is absolutely necessary for the safety of one's life, in the far away wilds of the north, w here to lose one's self might mean death. I followed an Indian guide once over a trail of 2SO miles, whereon we snow shoed over mountains, through dense brush, down rivers and over lakes. To test-my powers of a retentive memory, the following winter when dispatches again had to be taken to headquar ters, I asked the Indian to allow me to act as guide, he following. On that long journey of 10 or 12 j days, always walking and continually 1 thinking of the road, I was in doubt only once. We were standing on the j ice; a tongue of land stood out toward j us, a bay on either side. The portage j leaving the lake was at the bottom of < one of these bays, but which? The In- ; dian had halted almost on the tails of my snowshoes, and enjoyed my hesita- i tioft, but said nothing. To be assured Off no mistake, I had to pass over the whole of last winter's trip in my mind's eye up to the point on which ■ p we stood. Once the retrospect caught np with us, there was no further trouble. Our route was down the left hand bay. When the Indian saw me start in that direction, he said: "A-a-ke-pu ka-tan" ("Yes, yes, you are able"). The most difficult proposition to tackle is a block spruce swamp. The trees are mostly of a uniform size and height, the surface of the snow is perfectly level, and at times our route lies miles through such a country, and should there be a dull leaden sky, or a gentle snow falling there is nothing for the guide to depend on but his ability to walk straight. It has been written time and again that the tendency, when there are no landmarks, is to walk in a circle. By constant practice those who are brought up in the wilds acquire the ability to walk In a straight line. They begin by beating a trail from point to point on some long stretch of ice, and in the bush, where any tree or ob struction bars the way, and make up for any deviation from the right course by a give-and-take process, so that the general line of march is straight. During 40 years in the country I never knew an Indian or white bush man to carry a compass. Apart from a black spruce swamp it would be no use whatever. In going from one place to another the countour of the country has to considered, and very frequently the 'longest way around is the shortest way home." A ridge of mountain* might lie between the place of start ing and the objective point and by making a detenu- round the spur, one would easier reach his destination rather than to climb up one side and down the other. If I were to tell you as a fact that when a bushman sees the track of some wild animal in the snow he can tell you not only the name of the an imal but if it was male or female, within the hour of the time the tracks were made, if it was calm or blowing and the direction of the wind at that time, and many other minor things, you would think this wonderful. Yet. as wonderful as this may appear and hardly to be credited, an Indian boy of 10 or 12 can read this page from nature as easy as one of us can read a page of print. NAME BABIES FOR THE FAIR. Filipino Parents Taking Home Three Infant Children of Exposition. SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 19.—Three Filipino babies, born in this coun try while their parents were in at tendance at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, left for the Philippine Islands on the Iyo Maru. Not until these Filipinos reach the Islands will they see the country of their people. The Igorrote baby which was in Seattle for several days is the first of the tribe to be born outside the prov- OUR XMAS OFFERING! FOR ONE WEEK DEC. 19TH TO DEC. 24TH THE EVENING STATESMAN IN ADVANCE #5.00 A YEAR From Date of Subscription to January Ist 1906 BY MAIL OR ARRIER THE EVENING STATESMAN AT $5 PER YEAR IS A BARGAIN THE OFFER IS MADE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE TO ELIMINATE THE COST OF COLLECTING WHICH IS BE COMING MORE AND MORE EXPENSIVE AS OUR SUBSCRIP TION LISTS GROW LARGER. AND REMEMBER IN 19C5 THE EVENING STATESMAN IS TO BE A MUCH BETTER NEWSPAPER THAN IT EVER WAS BEFORE. AT HIS DATE PLANS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT WE CAN HONESTLY GUAR ANTEE THAT. f Neglect Yourself. 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Among the natives from the Philippines the big fair is believed to have been hon ored by the names the infants carry away. President David R. Francis of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was compelled to stand for the use of his name by Negrito parents. The Negri tos bear some resemblance to an American negro, and in their own country are as wild as rabbits. The youthful Negrito lad will take home with him the name of Louis Francis. The name of the lad is in itself suffi cient evidence that the Negritos at tended the fair to satisfy most of the natives. There is a female baby among the Lanao Moros who bears the name of Louisiana St. Louis. Among the Mo ro tribes, one would have to Beardta carefully and painstakingly to find someone who knew what Louisiana is, but the name sounded nice and the ba by Moro got it.