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TIIE SUNDAY OKEGOXIAX. PORTLAND, 24, 1916. DECEMBER
EFFORTS TO AGREE
M OIL GLAUS END I
Naval Department Refuses to
-" OUR USUAL LIBERAL CREDIT SERVICE EXTENDED ON JANUARY SALE PRICES ) 5
witn ine proposed legislation to
sirengtnen the existing prohibition
measures, probably will furnish much
or tne interest in the session.
Loves youne dream nrnhablv will i
rare badly, due to proposed laws de-
gnea oy tneir sponsors to prevent
me elopement of very vounar couples.
They have for their obiect heavy pen
alties for persons performing: marriage
ceremonies for minors who have not
the consent of their parents. Another
law would forbid the solemnizing; of
maj-rlages outside the county wherein
one or both principals reside.
Other contemplated measures are re
codification of the criminal laws, plac
ing' all state institutions under the
control of one" board, an adult proba
tion law, women's minimum wage, di
version of Inheritance taxes to pay
state warrants, and the appointment
m . . - . I U L Op dlolh K Uftl uiku tui un a L Lai. a I. u
1-tAK UP SHORTAGE HELD m-orfc.u
Legislature's most picturesque figure.
former Senator Caslmiro Barela, of Las
Animas, will be absent. He was de
feated by a Democrat In the Isst elec
tion. The present Senate and House
are both Democratic by small majori
thairman or Joint Congressional
Committee, However, Says Gov
ernment Lands Hold More
Than Billion Barrels.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 28 Efforts
a Joint Congressional committee
agree on legislation for the relief of
claimants to lands In California naval
oil reserves came to an abrupt end
today, when the Navy Department,
through Secretary Daniels, refused to
yield to any compromise proposals.
The attitude of the Navy Imperils
me mineral lands conservation bill,
which has been before Congress for
several years, and In the opinion of
committee members will prevent action
at this session.
PROJECT AID IS URGED
CAPTAIN J. W. SIEMENS SAYS PRO
POSED WORK IS IMPORTANT.
Area of 65,000 Acres Would Be Brought
Under Cultivation Along Cal
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Den. 28.
(Special.) Captain J. W. Siemens,
president of the First State & Savings
Bank, manager of the Klamath Devei-
Z f5 ""JiT?0 thB NaTy has Klamath Commercial Club of this city.
fUttaa VneQamenL vtin olr trAv aHm,t Vn. wamn
wnicn would grant relief to private
claimants of California oil lands af
fected by Government withdrawals of
Daniels Rejects Flatly.
Two weeks ago a sub-committee of
each house was appointed, - with Sen
ator Plttman as chairman and with
representatives of the Navy and the
Interior Department and the Depart
ment of Justice co-operating. Today
it abandoned Its work when it re
ceived from Secretary Daniels flat re
jection of compromise proposals sug
gested by the commutes and the Gen
eral iana orrice.
lands embraced within the Klamath
drainage district, lying south of this
city, said: "I do not believe this mat
ter has been sufficiently impressed
upon the local public. I cannot but
believe that when the truth of the sit
uation is grasped and it comes to be
known that such a tremendous addition
to our resources is already made possi
ble and Its materialization contingent
only upon legal technicalities, which
our legislators can obviate this Winter,
that the whole people of the community
will get behind the movement and as
sist In getting the matter into proper
"The Lower Klamath marshes lie
Th A rtnmm 1 1 1 . a n vAnA- . -
lalatlon for th n'i,fZ,. T "f I close to the California state line, 27,600
J 1" JL-SrL1 5a"t" o acres In Oregon and 27.000 acres In
. . url lao Pena- I California. Twentv-four thousand six
lng leasing bill all railroad lands and
other patented lands In the naval oil
reserve and all claims involving
.uuBos di intuu. it wouia grant pref
erential leases only to olalmants of
unpatented lands who had initiated
tneir rignta prior to the first Oov.m
ment withdrawal .order in flantamhar
1909. and who had prosecuted the work
on their claims in good faith previous
to the discovery of oil. all royalties to
so t-o me JNavy.
Back Royalrtea Provide.
Tne proposal would involve about
6000 of the 30,000 acres In what Is
Known as naval oil reserve No. 1 in
California. The land office proposal
would give preferences to claimants in
gooa zattn upon relinaulshment of .11
other claims to title, payment to the
government or back royalties on oil
extraoted. all other future royalties to
go lu i. no iNavy,
ine ivavy Department opposed the
pians suggested, it was explained,
through fear the Navy's supply of fuel
oil would not be adequately protected.
"The proposal of the committee." said
Senator Plttman today, after the con
ference had failed. "was for the least
possible remedial legislation for pri
vate claimants. The position of the
Navy Department has been that to give
this relief would cripple the Navy. I
aa not mink mat It would.
Naval Needs Glvea.
"Assistant Secretary Roosevelt said
T-no iavy requirement at the present
nmo wa x.uuu.uiw Darrels a year, that
In 10 or 12 years the requirement would
be 12,000.000 barrels annually, and that
there always should be about 25,000,
000 barrels in reserve for war emer
gencies. "In the three big naval oil reserves
mere are estimated to be 339,000,000
barrels of oil and the Government has
shale land withdrawals In which there
hundred acres are now within a Na
tional bird reserve and. while no doubt
valuable xfor that purpose, are much
more valuable for agricultural pur
poses. In addition to the 64,000 acres
mentioned, there is an open water area
of 28.000 more acres, of which approxi
mately 10,000 will be reclaimed and
opened by the Government, making
total area of about 65,000 acres."
SALVAGE COST IS BIG
SS0.0O0 NEEDED TO RESCUE
Regular $6.50 Green
Couch at tDOm $ tf
Regular $5 All-Steel
Link &cr rr
Only Rope of Refloating; the Stranded
Diver Said to Be to "Log" It Across
Spit for Mile and Relaunch It.
EUREKA, Cal., Dec. 23. It will cost
at least S 8 0.000 to rescue the United
States submarine H-3 from the break
ers, north of here, according to H. B.
Whitelaw, of San Francisco, whom the
Navy Department sent here to inspect
the stranded diver. Whitelaw said the
only hope of refloating the H-8 was to
log" it across a peninsula a mile wide
and relaunch it in Humboldt Bay.
ine submersible was rolllnir vio
lently In the surf today and beginning
to leak. It struck in the breakers op
posite the peninsular village of Sa
moa auring an early morning fog a
week ago Thursday. The crew was
I Full Size
$ 8.25 Ingrain Rugs, 9x12 $ 5.85
$15.00 Tyvan Rugs, 9x12 11.83
- E $19-50 Velvet Rugs, 9x11 14.95
$27.45 Axminster Rugs, 9x12... 18.95
$24 00 Brussels Rugs, 8-3x10-6. . 16.75
EE $35.00 Wilson Velvet Rugs, 9x12 S57.50
$320 Steel Range $27.45 5
$45.00 Classic Steel Range...... 36.45
: $35.00 Peninsular Gas Range. . . 26.75
$12.50 Eclipse Cook Stova 8.95 5
$12.50 Wood Heaters 9,95
$19.75 Coal Heaters 14.85
I Library Tables I
$ 6.50 Library Table $ 4.95
$12.00 Desk Table 7.75 5
$22.50 Library Table 17.95
$25.00 Library Table 18.95
$30.00 Library Table 22.50
$25.00 Library Table 19.75
$49.00 Library Table 37.50
$22.50 Library Table 18 95
$20.00 Library Table 16.95
Pay on Cash Week
$ 50 worth Fnrnitnre...$ 5.00 $1.00
$ 75 worth Furniture... $ 7.50 $1.50
$100 worth Furniture... $10.00 $2.00
$125 worth Furniture... $12.50 $2.25
$150 worth Furniture... $15.00 $2.50
$200 worth Furniture... $20.00 $3.00
5 $12.50 Princess Dresser $ 8.95
$18.00 Princess Dreseer 13.90
$20.00 Princess Dresser. 14.73
S $25.00 Walnut Dreeser'. 18.95
EE $33.50 Mahogany Dresser 19.83
E $31.50 Birdseye Dresser 23.50
$15.00 Solid Oak Dining
Table $ 9.93
$24.00 Solid Oak Dining
Table , $17.50
$29.50 Solid Oak Dining
$40.00 .Jacobean Dining
20c Cretonnes at.
35c Cretonnes at
65c Cretonnes at
85c Green Sunfast at....
$1.50 Brown Sunfast at.
85c Blue Sunfast at. . . . ,
YOU ARE GOING TO SHARE IN THE GOOD THINGS, TOO TnE SAME
SPECIAL PRICES THE SAME USUAL TERMS ARE YOURS.
1 Miscellaneous 1
n BBossssai. a r. s. m (..asatdv sawvi a . . w m m-. m r. t
1 jSMMUUs'illW fT I ii
$ 5.00 Electric Toasters $ 3.S5
$ 3.50 Electric Irons 2.95
$11.50 Kaltex Rockers 7.85
E $15.00 Mirrors, l?x40 8.93 E
E $10.00 Talkins Machines 6.93
$25.00 Tapestry Rocker 16.93
E $57.50 Tapestry Rocker 48.HO E
$770 Overstuffed Davenports. 49.50 E
$125.00 Overstuffed Davenports. 98.00
ROAD FUNDS ARE WANTED
of o5e-Ported 40 b6 1-000-000-'00 barrels Eastern .Washington legislators to
ilLS ARE IF! CRUSH
Urge McClellan Pass Route.
PRESIDENT FREES TWO
NORTH VATTT-NT4 W a. Tl-
(SpeciaD Effort win be inaugurated Blizzards and Car Shortaoe
Legrlslature from Yakima. Benton. Kit-
CHHIST3IA9 PARDONS GIVEN MAX tltas and Chelan counties in this city-
next monin 10 secure appropriations
Contribute to Delay.
AKD WOMAN IN PRISON.
Mr. WtUon Aska That Hall Ross and
iaillaa C Hums Bo Released ae
to B Home Tomorrow.
wAwumiTON, xeo, MPresldent
""Bon ioaay rave Christmas pardons
to two Federal prisoners and directed
for completion of the McClellan Pass
road. The movement has been started
by the North Yakima Commercial Club.
An appropriation of $175,000 will be
The conference here will ' be for
agreement on a Joint legislative pro
s' r. mm e.
CHRISTMAS INCREASE BIG
Two Hood River Hogs Net $96.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Deo. 23. (Spe-
the Department of Justlca to I clal.) Hoirs are money-makers, declares
their release so tney might spend Mon F' MobT & rancher of the Bast Side,
day with their families In th who yesterday received a check for two
ary course of Drocedur- thi f.1.?! ef that had been inbluded In a lot
Volume 2 5 Per Cent Greater Than
liast Tear Use of Freight Cars
Ordered Most Gifts Will
Be Delivered on Time.
ary course of procedure the cases would
mot have been acted upon for several
shipment to Portland.
The two hogs.
A word picture of three smmi .hii Srower th 8um of 96
dren. whose mother aied wlTf?". husl f the 5h"ter 7ltb
t?: p..H . Wa ln pplson mvel HlvVr Va lev
I?"..PJeB,,lont to orler the release f R'vr Valley.
jiaii oss, or Quyandotte. W. Va.. found
rullty of engaging- in the retail liquor
-.o wiuuuL paying a tax and sen
tenced to three months in JalL
TOTh?.,JPherprlsoner ordered released
was Lillian C. Munson, of Georgia, con
victed at Edgewater. N. J., of persuad
ing a man to embezzle money from a
bank. She was sentenced to two years
in the penitentiary, but the President
acted on the ground that it never had
been proved she had a part in the embezzlement.
HEW BODY IS PROPOSED
WASHINGTON', Dee. 23. Blizzards in
2 years old. netted the East Side the Middle West, shortage of mall cars
.04. They were and an Inadequate number of mail
reed. This sets handlers in large railway terminals
a record for swine returns In the Hood I have contributed to the delay in the
Christmas mail service, the Postofflce
Department announced today.
Reports of postmasters ln large cities.
I the Department said, show the Christ
mas mail this year exceeds that of last
year by 25 per cent and orders have
ben Issued by the PostmaBter-Qeneral
to superintendents of railway mall
service to secure freight cars where
necessary to move the malls
"With tne clearing weather, the De
partment announced, "the congestion
has been much-relieved during the last
24 hours. Except for belated posting,
the Eastern mailings to distant points
ln the West, Northwest and Southwest,
It is reasonably certain now that all
Christmas gifts caught ln the crush
will be delivered Christmas day."
. i.bIajU&TURE MAY
CREATE STATE COSTABCLARY.
Plan Tm n Tf raw urili .
to Relieve MUltla of Taking
Part In Strike Duty.
, .COI- Dec- 23 Organiza
tion of a state constabulary to re
place the state militia is contemplated
in proposed legislation, which, with
Lint measures, is to come
lnB session of the Colorado
wnicn convenes here on
January 3 next. The DroDoaul to I
a "tats constabulary is the result of
Brious industrial trouble in
uuuiid orncers. In reports
after a recent serious situation ia
which the militia was called upon for
strike duty, declared the state militia
ought not to be used for duty ln cases
of industrial disturbances. They point
ed out that in recent difficulties Fed
eral troops had to be called upon to
resiore oroer ana maintain peace.
Other important legislation has for
Its ocject the extension of the scope
of the Industrial Relations and Pub
lic Utilltlsa commissions. Both of these,
SHIPBUILDING TO BE ESPE
CIALLY FEATURED IN AN
Shipbuilding: is the one out
standing; feature of industrial
activity in Oregon in 1916.
Within less than a year the in
dustry has grown from a mod
est stage to tremendous propor
tions. Today 16 shipbuilding
companies hold contracts for a
total of 65 ocean-going vessels
that will aggregate in cost more
than $25,000,000.. Contracts for
additional ships are pendine and
it is expected that the industry
win iiiaAC uig gaiuo uuim illu
first months of 1917.
Most of the yards are at work
on construction and other yards
are being equipped rapidly, and
it is expected that all the plants
will be working to capacity In a
The shipbuilding industry in
Oregon provides employment for
more than 3500 men. When all
are operating more than 8000
men will be employed.
The industry will be featured
especially in The Annual Orego
nian, which will be published
Monday, January 1, 1917.
JOHNSON HAS MAJORITY
GOVERNOR'S FRIENDS TO RULE
BOTH CALIFORNIA HOUSES.
Legislative Programme Not Definitely
Announced, but Revision of Taxa
tion System la Desired.
SACRAMENTO. Ql.. Dec. 22. The
42d session of the California Legisla
ture will open here January 8 with a
majority of members ln both houses
favorable to a continuation of the poli
cies of Governor Johnson. United States
Senator-elect. The same heavy vote
that resulted ln the Governor's election
to the Senate last November also swept
into power members of the Legislature
who are known to be ln sympathy with
progressive reforms instituted by Gov
ernor Johnson ln the sessions of 1911,
1913 and 1916. Many of his etaunchest
political supporters have been re-elected
ln each house.
No definite announcement has been
made by Governor Johnson of the legis
lative programme be will favor before
turning his office over to Lieutenant
Governor Stephens and departing for
Washington. His biennial message to
the Legislature still Is ln process of
compilation and no Inkling of lta con
tents will be made public until It is
received in the Legislature.
It is known, however, that Governor
Johnson wishes to see a plan undertak
en which will result ln the revision of
the state's system of taxation for gov
ernmental maintenance. At present the
public service corporations meet the
entire cost through a tax on their gross
revenue. The Legislature, it was said,
will be asked to create new sources of
revenue, so that the taxation burdens
may tie more equally distributed.
The Legislature will remain ln ses
slon 80 days, when bills will be in
troduced, as provided by the constltu
tlon, and then recces for SO days. On
resumption early ln March it is be
lieved Governor Johnson likely will
step- out and the Lieutenant-Governor
will assume charge of the state's af
fairs. Stephens waa appointed Lieutenant-Governor
to succeed the late
Jonn M. Eshleman.
until the next state election, two
years hence, the state will be without a
Lieutenant-Governor. The President of
tne senate, who la yet to be selected,
will take over the functions of that
SANTA IS EXCUSED
TANKER IS IN DISTRESS
MESSAGE RECITING PERIL
ASHORE ITT BOTTLE.
Belgian Vessel Bmanael Nobel
Danger of Going on Rocka Off
Nova Scotia If Wind Veers.
HALIFAX. N. S Dec. 28. A steamer
In distress off Sober Island was ldentl
fied today as the Belgian motor tank
ship Emanuel Nobel, of 4812 tons
gross. The steamer Aranmore has bee
sent to her assistance by the Marine
and fisheries Department.
The Emanuel Nobel, Rouen, France,
ror .Newport News, Va., put in at St.
Joins, N. ., on December 8 with en
A dispatch to the Marine and Fisher
ies Department? from Sheet Harbor
Sober Island, said the sea was so high
mat li was lmpossioie to go out to the
Emanuel Nobel, but that the crew had
been successful ln sending ashore a
bottle containing a message -asking for
The message said there waa trouble
wltn the machinery, but that the an
cnors were holding, . and that if the
wind continued in the northwest the
snip probably will be in no dancer. A
shift to the eastward, however, it was
reared, would send her on the rocks.
Foundation Has $106,000,000.
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. The cash value
of securities owned by the Rockefeller
Foundation at the close of 1916 was
about $105,000,000. according to the an
nual report for that year, issued here
today. Standard OH stocks represented
about $50,000,000 of this amouc. Ex
penditures totaled more than $8,862,
000. War relief appropriations amount
ed to approximately 1557,000, which,
added to those of 1914. brought the
total to afeout 8J-662.00.
French Families Deny Selves
for Boys in Trenches.
CHILDREN TO GET LITTLE
Toy Trade Is Demolished, Shops
Have Pew Patrons And Custom
ary Christmas Feasts Are
Sacrificed to Economy.
PARIS, Dec. 23. The celebration of
Christmas along the fighting front in
Franoe Is regarded as of more impor
tance than that of the people at home.
Families everywhere are denying them
selves to send great quantities of com
forts,' delicacies and useful gifts to the
men at the front.
In addition to this Abnegation, the
new spirit of economy In France Is
causing much reserve ln buying. The
growing weight of the war has limited
sharply anything in the nature of in
dulgence in festivities. The shops have
unusually few patrons, and there will
be no relaxation of the early closing
hours of restaurants, none of the cus
tomary midnight suppers, no midnight
masses and no watch-night meetings,
the church authorities having decided
to effect a saving in lighting and heat
ing. The provincial cities are following
the example of Paris. The Government
is deferring until the day after Christ
mas the compulsory restrictions in re
gard to private heating and lighting.
This Is the first time since the war
began that children are feeling Its
consequences in the way of restriction
or modification of Christmas distribu
tions ln line with the new regime of
economy. The number of toys on sale
Is much reduced and the trade ln them
is demolished. Dreary weather condi
tions are forecast for Christmas.
3000 MARINES GET GIFTS
Holiday Presents Arranged Through
Efforts of Red Cross Society.
WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Special.
Through the efforts of the American
Red Cross, which recently issued an
appeal to Americans to remember the
united btates marines In their Christ
mas giving, 8000 "soldiers of the sea"
now in the field ln Haiti and Santo
Domingo will receive holiday gifts.
according to Mrs. Leila Montague
Barnett, who is chairman of the spe
cial committee of the Red Cross ln this
Candy, tobacco. - writing material.
handkerchiefs and other gifts will be
sent -to the men who, on account of
strenuous field service li the island
republics, are forced to dispense with
the comforts and small luxuries en
Joyed by their comrades at home.
Although some of the necessary
funds were contributed from j othor
sources, the marines stationed in the
continental posts were first to answer
the appeal, and it is largely through
the latter's efforts that their over-the-sea
brothers will receive remembrances
at .Christmas time.
ralysls in the study of the church last
night and was not found until 1 o'clock
today. Mr. Groom was removed to a
hospital and was still unconscious this
It is said his chanaes for recovery
WAGES INCREASED TWICE
PAIR ACCUSED OF MURDER
Warrants Issued for Kansas
Woman and Chauffeur.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Deo, 21. War
rants charging Edna Miller and Harry
Fltzpatrlck with the murder of Arthur
Sim. a wealthy oil man of Wichita,
Kan were Issued late today by James
Meek. Prosecuting Attorney of Wyan
dotte County, Kansas.
Sim's body was found under a via
duct ln Kansas City Tuesday after, it
is said by the police, he and Edna
Miller were driven by Fltzpatrlck to
numerous cafes and hotels.
DUTCH THANK MR. WILSON
All Xeutrals Said to Support Ef
forts for Peace.
THE HAGUE, via London. Dec. 23.
The Dutch Anti-War Council has sent
the following cablegram to President
"Holland thanks you for your ln
fluence for lasting peace. All neutral
nations greet your step with the great
est sympathy, and support your noble
efforts in the interests of the whole
PASTOR STRICKEN IN NIGHT
Butte Minister Found Suffering ln
Study From Paralysis.
HELENA. Mont.. Dec. 28. The Rev.
W. T. Groom, of Butte, who has been
coming to Helena for the past year to
conduct services ln the First Christian
Church here, was stricken with pa-
PURE RICH BLOOD
Bad blood. that Is. blood that is Im
pure or impoverished, thin and pale. la
responsible for more ailments than any
It affects every organ and function.
In some oases It causes catarrh: in
others, dyspepsia: ln others, rheuma
tism; and In still others, weak, tired,
languid feelings and worse troubles.
It is responsible for run-down condi
tions, and is the most common cause of
Hood's Sarsaparllla is the greatest
purifier and enricher of the blood the
world has ever known. It has been
wonderfully successful ln removing
scrofula and other humors, increasing
the red-blood corpuscles, and building
up the whole system. Get it today.
Adams Express Company Adds
Payments to Employes.
NEW YORK. Deo. 28. The Adams
Express Company announced today
that additional monthly pay to em
ployes already made and to be made ln
lieu of a contingent bonus, will In
crease its annual wage schedule by 21.
000,000. The increases thus far given amount
to 8500,000 a year. It was said.
Boy Scouts Building: Cabin.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Deo. 28. (Spe
cial.) A little log cabin. 15 feot by
eight feet, is being built ln the wood,,
near this city by the Aberdeen Boy
Scouts, and soon will become their
clubhouse. The cabin is to be equipped
with a brick fireplace, and from time
to time the boys will spend the night
there after they have spent the day
hiking. The Boy Scouts are felling the
timber for their cabin and will have
complete chartre of Its construction.
A Plain Statement
To Liquor Drinkers
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what stage, and ln THREE DAYS TO
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The Neal Institute asks the patient to
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his work, his system free from all alco
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The patient undergoes no physical
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