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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1915)
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BURGLAR'S LOOT IS
1 FILLED STOCKING
Christmas Spirit Found
in Nooks and Out.
TONE DEPENDS OH CONDITION
One Drink Enough to Cheer
PRISONERS HEAR JOMELLI
Utile '.irl mm Sewr Tor Ioal
oa m tor Oirt.tma. and I"
gratoa Bellboy Pro. Idee
Jl V4 Itb Sba.ed lev.
"ST." remarked tb city editor. w
w.at good Christmas etory. eeoae
ISlog eirf.reet aad baert throbby.
Work la tomt geauta Christmas pplrlL
Jtew floe? aad look arc ad bit."
Ckruiu ptrll.. h? All rtghl.
fnrtstma spirtt afcelt abound. Let us
view It. taouarh. Bel through en Bar
raw paep-hot. but to 'ha Chri.t
bii aptrtl la a. I Buntr of atraaca
anaairtat:ee la tal Iowa.
Thua the theory. Tara bow to the
practical, ta the little loctd.nte from
Saata'a Cirta few BWra BtaUeaw
Caa yea conceive of a maa bo
wou!4 steal from a Bid' a Chrtatma
tockiac? Ev.n the police bad never
aea4 of him befora taat Bight.
5om time Cnrtatmae aa Be crept
lata the home of Mr. anJ Mra. inerre
IapoaL : Caat Madtjon atraaL as4
took iba toy that Santa Oaaa Bad
J'-it left la tba atorklnx of tb.lr I-y.ar-all
He But ba. coma la hy the front
tfoer. which waa not Utrhad. Mre.
Impoflt toll the pot Ira oer the tala
pboiM. Whca Iba old fo:ka r.tur .J
front tha baMm.nt af the Ct feattdlBC
r wh!rn thy tl..l with Kiat Cbrtl
ajiaa sr.anarr to go with the etochlB.
"It took the o. ini. Mr
Duponl tuuratj. Tn.ra wn I anorh
la it. t"t tbia rta.n't baa a rr lucky
)ir Jit a littie r4r arvt aeaia aata
aa4 a toy alolint the boy had feaa:cd
Cla-ia for WMka pant to brtoa-
iMWt KM Way - Laa. -Ca
yo-a ae tha yeanctr a he
awahae tay with that l"l!bf ful.
V.ry f.allnc a alt ua4 to at
t a'cloi-h af a Ctirutaiaa nnornm a
wa burrl.. a 'if. tiha him. amall whlla
hlur la the d . to lb Ion a -a
!'.. arackina an t tFn
rh. wall, who kno Cv.a tha
Ortitmu apirit tna'l be hblnd tha
tftaft of a klfa afxhlra at IrraaleM
hla Imoat.. parhap. to bnnt a taarh
of r.al rjrinm to a'ma .tmr little
hL4 that waaa t cin; to ha ana.
I'oma bow t tna H jrn. .;-lr.t d a-t't.-t.
whafa tha anamp'oyad tsaao dT
hlbarnata la rfrovaa. Tha mIooih alone
tba atroat ara tair bt lmittot of
hamaa. Aa4 t b li a : witboat
nan. y U to not to bo l(M of aery
Would yet T that tba rhne'ma
apirlt cenTd parmaata eaanj th.ao d'P'h.
I. aapartmantad yaatardty.
"Varry rhrl.tmaa." ha arnatad ena
diur-loobloc man. at .tod, hia baal.
4a9 In) trotsaara peelcat. romtnatlncly
a tha curb.
-Varrr Ir r
Jiw.lll a ts rrtoMMia,
Twit, la and ba a Chrlatmaa
"Taj. alt r cn t. f'aar. tm wt!k y."
Crod mtitf Ph. aira. put. aa
thuo cmdaty. aa th touch a ctaa dark
ly. the apirtt of Cilin waa rnaal
faated and wttl bo avanifaatad many
Cta-iro aaat si the City JaiL Tharo
are two rtawn. whr the prtaoftara
hald tharo for rfou InfTartlon of
tba paaco and dlcalty of the Oly of
fortland are lookln forward to thla
The two reaaena are Mfm Jo
matt! and tirkT dmnar.
Far Matamo J-rn-UI I. to at aa
an'artalrimant to be held at I I o'clock
thl. aftaraooa la Miol. tpat Jalca H;a
in'i cojrtr"m. and torkar will ha
tha chief ttam aa tha prtaoa diaaar bill
of faro, at 1 o'clock.
The proarramoia, in a.f.'ltion to Vad
BTia Jamar?!. wlil tnt-x1e funny
a-et.a by Cart Raitar and ochar f.a
tnraa. The Rac. Thama. J.nklna. TL
t. Mrllaaj and a Bimbar of pariah
lonara af "1 rald"a rplacopat Ckarck
bo heat a.
Ploooo Bo hVa rtattrtaoo.
The f nvr. ta adtltloa ta turkey,
will laclade draaalnn". cranberry- aaoco.
minco lo. apptaa. oraavea. candy aad
Bita. fumlahad hT the Varkat R.ataa
rant an4 chartfaMo ora!af loaa.
There, from atlll aB.r anc'a. yoa
t.f. the eama aid Chrialaaaa aplrtt.
Aad bow for tha ood old Ortatmaa
apirtt af aor a 14 daya. aa It waa ehowa
ta rortlaad laat Blcht and aa It will
ho naalfaatad today h.r.Tar atck
word ao -Marry CkrUtmaa" ara
h no wa.
Thay tr:i do It a thay aaad ta
Nobody baa yet taaeatad a hotter way.
at I ta all probability Bohody a.r wt:L
Taw ramembar the a ci lament there
waod ta ho oa Oratma. aaa. don t yaaT
f-w o-rary yoaacatar oa the place waa
bar dad late oae of the hock room after
4 a oar. wbito tba erewoapo waat baca
CHM4 aa fate X. Ciaia It
ttt, rOHTLAXP, OREGON. SATURDAY, DIX'LMBEB 2 1915. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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GIRL STEALS DOLL;
STORE PLAYS SANTA
SPOKANE CHILD HA WONDKH
ITL CHRISTMAS KXITItlKNCE.
Uttlo Catprit la Srol llotncj by
licx-ial IcMcry Loaded Tilth
CUM for Poor Kaiolly- '
fTOKANE. Wub, roe. :i (Spe
cial A T-yaar-old irU Ihloly clad
and ahlTarlnf from the co-d, today
ant Into the Kamp A Mabart dapart-
aaent atore. where aha ptood Cor more
thaa aa hoor lonclnrly admirlBK
B-reat aaaortmaot of toya. Her afrec
lloa waa claimed aepeciaUy by a (ally
draaad dotL rinally ahe atlpped IBe
doll oadcr bar raced coat and etartea
for the door.
A r-.oora alker aaw the act and took
her. cryloc lo the office. To Pro ba
llon Off-cer Parhao the Utile klrt who
., i rimii to iba dolL declared her
name waa Locllle aad ae hint bar
Tha otrtrar found fear ton to a
hoal. aad bar tnoloar a hardaorktot
wonaaa with a bi family to eapport.
Little of Joy had er baea la Luclle'e
Koti lifa CtirlaLmaa with a fcaota
Claoa waa a thine unheard of.
Wbaa the officer retoraew o im
atore aad told ahat bo bad foond. the
manner took the little fix! to tae toy
dapartmaat and helped bar aeloct a
v.. .r tusruil toys for beraolt
aad all her little brothers and elelere.
The doll which ahe bad coTatad waa la
cladad. He ta.o loaded tbo Utile aTtrl
and tha btc bos of toys la a special
delivery wifos and took them to ber
ENGINE CREW ARE KILLED
rrrlxht raaecntrr Train Ha
lfrad-Oa Collision on Clorcr Leaf.
PANYILLC I!U tec, 14. Four en
.im.a wrre killed la a hcad-oa colli.
loo Bear Veed.raburv. IndU lata today
between sa an. t bound Clorcr Lear paa
aecer train sod a wtbound frelfht
Althoush the paaeers were ao
c.r.ly abakaa up. boo of tb.m waa rn
Jured arlouty nourb to need medical
aaaiataace. accordios; to a report front
the scene of the wreck.
The entire crew of the eBflBe pull
Ins: the fr.isht. cooalatlna of eoslneer.
fir. maa aad a stud.Bt fireman, were
v . w.. tha firamaa of the pas-
sena-.r n!oe. It la htld the wreck
was caused by mlied orders, causine;
the fraicht to ma beyond tha paa.lnf
point at Veederahurs;.
MARSHALL'S TREE COSTLY
lrr-rtrald'n- Ouiaffrnr Arreted
for Ppe-rdlns Wh Pi.
WAierNOTOV. rec. !t.(Heclal
rx.i.. to cor form ta aa amiable In
diana cuatom of af.owlns: o Chrtatmas
to hy wlthoot a trea. m i r-.u-.
Mar. hall sent bis chauffeur to Vlrklnla
to brio ooa. lJlr the Vlce Pra.ld.nl
aa ad. lead that the chauffeur bad
barn arraatad for apcedtne. and the
c,lreaMant'a aecrctary. Mark Thls
l .itil'. went lo th raacua.
Tha VH-e-Pre.ld.at will ha.e hia tree
In tha apartments la the Wlllard. but
ha aald today thai he would ad.lae bia
rbauff.ur aat lime Bol to be la such
a mrry about II.
HYMNS SUNG IN STREETS
(1ilMrn t bre-r Tired Workers aad
Men, l olk at Tbo Pallc.
Tin- rU-t:- Or . Pay. St ISpo-
rUt Toe ycu-.e or 1 alna.rs rank
throurk Ibe bu.ma.a di.trict aat la
the ytnalty of the boapltala from a 19
lo :ie o'clock Ibio aeaalns:. aendink
rhear aad the true spirit of CfcMatmss
lo tird worker, and shoppars.
..a iii t.raciioa of Mr. Carlton
Williams hymns and ChrUlmas carols
... Tba slncrrs lat'r war
uaais af Maaas.r 'ik at a dinner la
WIDOWS GET FREE RENT
irw (roirromrnt of lclcw Cmlcr
MEXICO C1TT. rec. Jl rree bou.e
r.ni fr a yar for lmpoy.rl.had wid
ows of CarraBaa aoldlara Is a philan
thropy which the sew government baa
Two hundred such bm.s hae been
rtabtihd her by dacreo of Cenrral
Pilar H- faechas. chl.f of the second
dul. loo of the W.t. arcordlnc ta ad-
l-aa a.allabl hare today. Many
aousao were cemmaadaarad.
ST. LOUIS HAS FIRST SNOW
Clirl.lma Storm tcncral la ll
sonrl. Illinois and Indiana.
ST. LOCli rvec J Kt. Louis et-
parlancad lis fst sbow storm of th
year today and teaKbt. seven Inches
af .now havln fallen between I A. M.
sad P. M.
The alorm was y.r.ral throusbout
Miaaeurl. Illtaots and Indiana, lb
Waaiher Buraaa reported.
HAND GRENADE ORDER BIG
Franco Ptarew Coolrart for Hand red
Mlllloa la Anx-rioav.
XC TORKt. Pac. St. Contracts for
td.l'M head srreaades for lh
rraach a-oearameat. It was announced
hare, ware placed today with a aya
durato of r.aat.ra P.an.ylTaala Iroa
The prtco ass sol aaaouscod.
II HOLIOAY IS
ALL III -TRENCHES
Empire's Efforts Ex
pended on- Soldiers.
GIFTS TAKE RIGHT OF WAY
Only Munitions Put Before
Mail Going to Troops.
TINY TREES GOING OUT
Ttionaand of Candles Ulll Bora In
Itombproof Incoata Today Voder
Enemy's Cans Widows and
Orphans Hetnerobered, Too,
BERLIN', Doe. St. (Ppee'sl eabl tIb
Iondon.) Germany Is spend Ins; It
Christmas In lh trenches. Eysry home
la th mplr has Us Christmas Ue
a usual, but Its heart la out en ths
snow-covsred front where the German
soldiers are holdlnp; 204 mlies of lines
acalnrt their al'.led encrnlce.
Three-fourths of GermaBy's Christ
mas shopplnc has been done for th
soldiers. For two month th field post
has been atrucrlln with tons on ton
of Christmas packaces. which have now
arrived at the trenches.
Drllrarlea eat to Front.
Fir.t went th mall for th aoldler
la farthest Serbia and Russia, wber
at th and of th rail Journay the
packafre had to be carried 100 and
sometimes S00 miles over terrlbl road
and mountains. In lh last few week
the Chrltmas mall r.ss taken prefer
ence over evarythlns; except ammuni
tion. And such a Christmas mall! No
horn In rlcheat Brrlln will bav a
msny dellrar! as hsv been sent to
There wa more cavlsr In the Christ
mas packaces thsn will be eaten In
German homes In the next throe
montha On stor In Berlin alon sold
enough dallcacles for th soldiers to
feed Kerlla for two weeks.
Ttsy Treea Beat Oat.
Thousands of tiny bul r.al Christina
tree with real candles have been sent
out In packaces It laches hlch. These
will shad a cherry light on Christmas
five In thou.anja of bombproof atiel
tcr. away out under th enemy's guns.
Then there have bean tralnioads of
warm woolen articles, such as sweaters,
underwear, mufflers, wristlets, knee-
armors and cheat proleclors. tons of
tobacco, cUara and rlgarettea and
lltuors. lo any nothing of mothers' own
cakes and mothers' own knitting. For
It aaema as If all feminine Germany ha
been devoting Itself during the lant sis
months to knitting for the men at th
front, and now for weeks femlnln Ger
many has been baking, so that no sol
dier may be forgotten.
tit to He Kea.ea.fcc red.
U.ts have bean gathered for month,
of thoee who mlshl he forgotten other
via a. Thouaanda with no soldiers of
their own to give lo hare taken the.
nncutd.d en . la.umn T I
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ROGUE RIVER IS TO
GET SUGAR PLANT
CONTRACT FOU $500,000 FAC
TORY TO BE LET AT OXCE.
Sit "Vol Announced, but Location
Arrons River From Grants Tasa
Regarded a. Most Likely
GRANTS PASS. Or, Dec (Sp
clal.) Tb Rogu River Valley re
ceived ber one best Christmas gift to
day when announcement was mad
from Bait Lake that the Orgon-L'tak
Sugar Beet Company bad definitely de
cided to erect a beet sugar factory In
the Rogu River Valley.
Bids for erection of a factory will
bo called for immediately after th
holidays and construction of a JS00.000
plant will be started at one.
Seed for (000 acrea of beets, to bs
planted In 11. has been arranged for
and contracts mad with farmers for
seeding tola area.
While Lb exact location of th fac
tory has not been made public It Is stg
nlflcsnt that surveyors have been busy
lh past week Juat across th river
from Grants Pass, wber th California-Oregon
Coast Railway enters the
town and thst th Grants Pass district
has signed up a much larger acreage
than any other district.
NEW SHIP LINE PLANNED
Inauguration or Central American
Service Expected Soon.
SA.V JUAN DEL SCR, Nicaragua. Doc
14. It Is reported that the Pacific
Steam Navigation Company will Im
mediately Inaugurate a servic to Cen
tral American ports.
Th government t,as asked th au
thorisation of Congress for th sal of
a wharf and adjacent lands at San
Juan del Sur. It Is said that th rro
posed purchasers are the owners of th
rallioad from Corlnto. on th Pad no
Coast, to Granada, on Lak Nicaragua,
who propos tb Immediate construe
tlon of a railroad from Granada to San
Juan del Sur and the construction of
a larger wharf at th latter place.
NEW CURE IS ANNOUNCED
Serum Reported Successful In
Treatment of Whooping Cough.
BERLIN. Dec It. By wireleaa to
Sayrllla, Jf. T.) Th Overseas News
Agency gav out th following Item
"Great Interest has been aroused In
Berlin medical circles by the notice
that Dr. Kraiw. of 3uenos Ayres. baa
discovered a serum for the cure of
whooping cough. In spit of th fact
that lllll Is known of th Inventor
In hscterlologlcal circles. It Is said
thbt tests of the serum assure its sue-
EMPLOYMENT TO BE GIFT
Work for Married 3Ien Will Com
A day'a work will be the Christmas
present given to a number or unero
ployed married men with fsmilies to
dsy by the city. Tark Superintendent
Conrlil announced lat muni inai won
for married men will atsrt at Laurel-
hur.t Park today. For single men work
will start at Kelly Butte Monday.
At Laurelhurat Park the men will
atari excavation for a lake. They will
be paid by the yard and will be
allowed lo earn 13 a day every otner
SPEAKING OF CHRISTMAS? STOCKINGS!
THREE ACCUSED OF
Identity of Washington
ONE MISSING; S500 OFFERED
"Outsider," "Insider" and Sa
CONVICTION THOUGHT SURE
Confederates Who Cashed Warrants
In $20,000 Steal Expected to
Testify for State Other
Charges Also Pending.
OLTMFTA, Wash, Dee. 24. (Special.)
In filing today Information In the
Sunerlor Court charglnsr Frank W.
Stone. John W. Gillies and Eugene
K. Kearns Jointly with grand larceny,
atata authorities formally named the
alleged membera of a criminal ring for
th looting of Industrial insurance
funds that has long been hinted.
Thst an "outside man" and "inside
man" and a sa'loonmsn were believed
Implicated has been known from th
first. Stone, still at large, ostensibly
engaged only In the fishing business,
was the outside man; Gillies, in jail
for th last two weeks, former claim
rent of the industrial Insurance de
partment, the Inside man. while Kearns
is the saloon proprietor througn wnura
operttions aro alleged to have been
Yearn a Facea Second Charge.
Kearns. who was arrested two days
ago on thr charge of aiding a con
fessed Tacoma burglar and who ob
t.inarf hi. release on bonds on that
charge, wss rearrested today, again
obtaining bonds. I mediately ioiiow
, ,h. i..n.nn of the "new warrants
for Stone. Gillies and Kearns, Governor
Lister Issued a proclamation offering
1500 reward for the "apprehension and
delivery" of Stone. Burns operatives
for ne.ly a month have been follow
ing unsuccessfully various cieva aa i-
. , 1. . Kmi t m
Governor Lister emphasised that no
requirement as to conviction was a
requisite to earning the reward, adding:
-it, will attend to that."
A prevloua warrant for Stone on the
charge of forgery was issued secretly.
December 13. it developed toaay.
Natare af Evidence Indicated.
n-k- information In which Stone. Gil
lies and .Kearns are charged Jointly
with grand larceny, aside from Indicat
ing that the stst authorities believe
.v... hiv. sufficient evidence In their
possession to Insure conviction, gives
an Idea of the character oi nua tvi
. - in tha fact that the nam of
David Blake, Seattle, is lii the list of
tuaka ia nronrletor of a Seattle sa
loon. State authorities found at the
beginning of the Investigation that the
fradulent warrants were cashed at
three places only: Kearns. Olympia
u'onclud.d on Taa. 4. Column 1.)
JZoTKt0&S W Toe
MOTHER RISKS LIFE
ON TRACK FjOR BOY
TITAXIC SURVIVOR AND SOX
HIT BT OREGON ELECTRIC.
Mrs. "Ellen Pollhronls Follows Lad
Who Leaps Before Train and
Tries to Throw Him Free.
In a vain effort to pull her 5-year-
old son from in front of an Oregon
Electric train early last ni?ht. Mrs. j
Ellen Polihronis, of Multnomah Sta
tion, rushed onto the track near her
home and both mother and child were
struck and dangerously hurt. Mrs.
Polihronis Is the wife of a track fore
man on the Oregon Electric, and is said
to bav been a passenger on the
steamer Titanic when tne liner sank
The woman and th child were stand
ing by the track watching the incom
ing train. As the whistle blew for
Multnomah Station the boy shouted
with gleo and leaded on the track di
rectly In front of the cars.
Mrs. Polihronis followed. She seized
th boy by the trousers. She tried to
throw him clear, willing to sacrifice her
own life if she could save her boy.
The mother was too late. Th train
struck her as she lifted the boy to
throw him. The mother was hurled
aside by the Impact of the motor. The
child fell on the track. Two cars
passed over the lad's body, but he was
dragged out from under the rear trucks
without fatal Injuries. None of the
wheels had struck the boy.
The child's injuries consist of a frac
tured leg and a concussion of the brain.
The mother has three broken ribs, a
twisted' ankle and serious bruises on
her. bead and left side.
The mother and child were picked up
by the train crew and brought to Port
land. The Ambulance Service Com
pany took them to St. Vincent's hos
pital. Dr. R. -C. McDaniel attended
them. Dr. McDaniel says both probably
The train was operated by Motorman
Peck and Conductor Morrison.
GREETING SENT BY POET
Riley Says Even SorrowrRidden
Planet lias Paused to Smile.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 24. James
Whitcomb Riley, who is In Florida for
the Winter, has sent the following
Christmas message to the people of
"Christmas means love. We cannot
picture it without seeing the spangled
Christmas tree girt with the faces of
gleeful youngsters, glad parents and
happy bodies returned home from town
or far metropolis. It sounds like bells
and crackling logs, and shouts of chil
dren. And even our old, round-shouldered,
sorrow-ridden planet, with his
eye knocked out on his cheek, pauses
to smile from sea to sea, and love is
DIXIE ROAD COST MILLIONS
Plans Call for $6,831,000 for nigh
way Linking North and South.
CHICAGO. Dec. 24. Plans are being
made to expend $6,931,000 during the
coming year on the Dixie Highway, an
automobile route linking the North
with the South. It was announced to
The Highway starts at Chicago and
terminates at Miami. Fla.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERnAT'P Maximum temperature, 43
dcicreea; minimum, 34 degree..
TODAY'S Rain; southerly wind..
Franca prefers further loan to heavier taxa
. Tmm 11
German Chn.tmas center on men In
irencne.. rB J.
Henry Ford' physician Insist he need re.t.
Southern China In revolt against monarchy,
Land loan bill la completed. Page 11.
Bank clerk held for part In plot. Page 4.
Portland girl wina point In ult for S100.000.
Expresa companle busier than ever. Page 1.
Bu.lneaa moving toward permanently sound
ba.ia. Page 1.
Fielder JFonea talk, of St. Loul. team h.
a III manaae next .ennon. Page 10.
Multnomah Club will hold state champion-
ahlp lm next month, rage 10.
Weeirhman .till haa hope that he will get
Cub., raue 1.
Amateur Ice hockey gamea .tart Thursday.
when Waver.ey meet. O.-W. R. 4 N.
Epokane child steal doll and atore sends
Christmas glfta to family. Page 1.
Tlllnmnok line heavy storm sufferer.
Warrant. Issued for three In Washington
Insurance fraud.. Page 1.
jjrg. Lana Rood richest In Northwest.
Page 14. '
Rogue River district assured of $500,000
sugar plant. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Northweetern wheat marketa now on dollar
baMs. Page 15.
Wheat advance at Chicago on bullish cables
and green bug reports. Page 15.
Railroad stocks sided by lnterstste com
meruo decision. Page 15.
No year-end slowing down In Industrial sec
tions. Page 15.
Golden Gate aold to Southern interests.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chrl.tmaa ba.kets are distributed to hun
dreds of Portland'a needy. Page I.
Rotary Club members fairy godfathers to
Frazer Home youngsters. Page 8.
Santa carries Joy to kiddies at Baby Home.
$4000 for poor la assured Charities. Page 2.
Irrigation Congresa of state to hold three
day aesslon next week. Pago 16.
Elaborate aervlcea will bo held In Portland
churches today. Page ?.
Mother risks life on track for boy. Page 1.
Burglar's loot is filled Blocking. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecaet. Page 15.
jVI swindle charged over Washing Ma
chine Company. Pago 16.
Mot Dollar Day brings In needed funds and
.ino Christmaa dinner r supplied.
Activity Mot Altogether
Due to War.
SOUND BASIS BEING REACHED
Enormous Volume of Credit,
However, Still Unused.
LABOR ISSUE COMPLICATED
Large Profits in Overactive Lines
Increase Wages Beyond Point of
Even Normal Profit In Or
CHICAGO. Dec. 24. (Special.) Evi
dences of business activity and grow
ing nrosoeritv manifest themselves on
all sides. They find reflection In higrbly
satisfactory railway and industrial
corporation reports, higher prices for
steel products, crude and relinea pc
trnleum and in oractically all other
commodities, the full employment of
labor at high wages and in the higher
rates of many dividend disbursements.
How much of this Is traceable to the
war business and how much represents
an expansion of domestic business is
difficult to determine. There are rea
sons to believe that domestic business,
independent of the stimulus received
from the so-called war order business,
has been overestimated. The fact re
mains, however, that even this domes
tic business is making progress in the
Much Credit Still In used.
Individual deposit accounts continue
to indicate a large amount of unused
credit, a condition that would not ex
ist were business geenrally as active
as statistics of a superficial character
are likely to lead one to believe. The
volume of business with Europe is
enormous, whfch is daily strengthen
ing the American financial position,
and if this continues long American
business will find itself strongly for
tified, but it is generally conceded that
this cannot continue active unless the
demand keeps up. and until domestic
requirements are sufficient to replace
the demand that is now so insistent
from abroad the country cannot be said
to be on a firm foundation for a long
period of sustained prosperity.
Kxceasive Profits Dletnrblnar.
At tho moment, if there is a source of
complaint, it is not of commercial ac
tivity, but rather of overactivity in
some departments. This is likely ti
prove disturbing later on, because the
enormous profits of the overactive
branches of business attract labor from
the less active branches and enhances
wages to a point that makes it more
difficult for many lines of domestic
business to show even the normal
profit. Should the war end suddenly
and at the moment there is no indica
tion of this this is certain to cause
disturbing developments, for labor re
sists wage reductions strenuously.
In many lines of enterprise the con
sumptive demand exceeds productive
capacity. This Is true of iron and steel
manufacture, where contracts are de
layed through lack of material. Dis
tributive channels are choked because
of inadequate shipping facilities and a
congestion of freight at terminal points
has led to an embargo on export ship-
ments by many railways, Kast and
West. Wholesale prices have advanced
(Concluded oft Page 4. yolumn 2.)
PORTLAND'S TRADE ZONE IS
LARGEST AND RICHEST.
The trade territory of the Pa
cific Northwest comprises three
maj'or zones, based upon a sea
port point and handling a sea
borne business. The Portland
district is' far the largest, with
the competitive district next and
the third, or Seattle, district
small in comparison. The Port
land exclusive trade territory
embraces 154,000 square miles
and the Seattle zone only 34,900
square miles. The competitive
territory, which is divided be
tween Portland, Seattle and Spo
kane, contains about 57,000
In computing the extent and
value of resources of the three
zones, those of the Seattle and
competitive districts dwindle in
comparison to those of Portland.
Timber, grain and water-power
resources in the Portland district
are twice as large; wool and hops
show a big increase; the popula
tion is larger, while three-fpurths
of the livestock business is cen
tered in Portland.
These compelling facts, to
gether with a trade-zone map of
the Northwest, will be featured
in the New .Year's Edition of The