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VOL. XXXV. NO. 53.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECE3IBER 31, 191G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Proposal Galled Empty
FULL REPARATION DEMANDED
Note From Central Powers Is
Declared to Be Merely
BLAME PUT ON GERMANY
Foe Accused of Attempting to
Impose German Peace and
to Influence Neutrals.
PARIS, Dec. 30. In reply to the
proffer of Germany and her allies for
a peace conference, the entente al
lies, in a collective note, declare that
they "refuse to consider a proposal
which is empty and insincere." The
note was handed to the American Am
bassador, William Graves Sharp, to
day by Premier Briand, and was made
public simultaneously in London and
The entente allied governments in
sist that no peace is possible so long
as they have not secured reparation
for violated rights and liberties and
the free existence of small states and
have not brought about a settlement
for the future security of the world.
Proposal Called "War Maneuver."
The note declares that the proposal
of the central powers is not an offer
of peace, but a "war maneuver." It
is declared to be founded on "cal
culated misinterpretation of the char
acter of the struggle in the past, the
present and the future."
The note does not specifically out
line the definite war aims of any of
the entente governments except Bel
gium. Before the war, it is pointed
out, Belgium asked for nothing but to
live in harmony with her neighbors.
Assailed in spite of the treaties guar
anteeing her inviolability, Belgium,
the note says, has taken up arms to
defend her independence and "her
neutrality violated by Germany."
Reparation Held Necessary. '
Belgium's aim, which is declared to
be the only aim of her King and gov
ernment, is described as "the re-estab
lishment of peace and justice. But
they only desire peace which would
assure to their country legitimate rep
aration, guarantees and safeguards
for the future."
The note, which is the joint act of
Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy,
Japan, Montenegro, Portugal, Rou
mania, -Russia and Serbia, declares
that the present strife was desired,
provoked and declared by Germany
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nv mnrl no effort tn Virin nhrmt
a pacific solution of the trouble be
tween Serbia and Austeia-Hungary,
(Concluded on Fage
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FRENCH CRUISER IS
SUNK BY TORPEDO
GAUIiOIS, LISTED AS BATTLE
SHIP, IS LOST.
Only Four of Crew Killed, Two by
Explosion Vessel in Mediter
ranean When Struck.
PARIS, Dec. 31. The French armored
cruiser Gaulols was torpedoed in the
Mediterranean Sea on December 27 and
sank in a half hour, according to of
ficial announcement. Owing to the
coolness of the crew and the arrival
of patrol boats there were only four
victims, two of whom were killed by
The naval registers list the Gau
iois as a battleship of 11.260 tons' dis
placement and a jijpmplement of 63
men. She carried 42 guns. The battle
ship Gaulois served in the Dardanelles
operations but was sent back to Toulon
in March, 1915, for repairs. It is pos
sible that an armored cruiser has. re
TWIN SISTERS WED AT 25
Miss Alma M. and Anna E. Erlck-
son, of Clatskanie, Married.
VANCOUVEn, Wash., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Twin sisters. Miss Alma M.
Erickson and Miss Anna E. Erickson.
25 years of age, of Clatskanie, Or.,
were married here today in a double
wedding ceremony by Judge R. H.
Back, of the Superior Court. Their
husbands respectively were Daniel
Westlind, age; 25. and John E. Olson. .
both also of Clatskanie.
Ten couples came to Vancouver to
day, walking over the uncompleted
Interstate Bridge in the cold wind to
BUSINESS RUSH STAYS LAW
Jitney Driver to Serve Sentence
After New Year.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Jacob Seltzer, a Jitney driver.
arrested eight times in six' months for
violating the traffic laws, was sen
tenced by Police Judge Sullivan o
day to jail for 48 hours.
"Please, Judge, your honor," said
Seltzer, "don't send me to jail today.
I lose my Saturday, Sunday and
New Year's business If you do. If you
make it Tuesday I'll come back and
begin serving my time then."
His plea was granted.
HUNDREDS LOSE POSITION
City of Chicago Hands Out Blue
Envelopes for New Year's Gifts.
CHTC A GO, Dec. 30. Hundreds of em
ployes of the city of Chicago today re
ceived New Year's greetings lit the
form of blue envelopes, expressing
readiness to recommend them highly
for other Jobs, but informing them
their present jobs will be vacant after
A recent order of the City Council
directed department heads to cut ex
penses 25 per cent during January and
14 per cent during the remainder of
FILIPINO CAN'T BE CITIZEN
Applicant Neither White, of African
Descent, Nor Native, Says Court.
HONOLULU. Dec. 30. United States
District Judge Vaughan in a decision
handed down here today holds that
Filipinos are ineligible for naturaliza
tion, inasmuch as they are neither
white, of African descent nor native
born. The case before the court was that
of a Filipino policeman who petitioned
the court for naturalization papers.
Salt Lake Faces Fuel Famine.
SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. 30. With
one car of coal arriving in Salt Lake
I during the last 24 hours, the city is
facing a fuel famine. Retail dealers
have been forced to refuse further or
ders and the situation is regarded as
First Chief's Attitude
on Protocol Firm,
CONCERN DAILY INCREASES
Army Men Say Pershing Expe
dition Should Retire.
POSITION HELD DANGEROUS
Policy of Washington Administra
tion Not Changed and American
Army Will Likely Remain
Exposed to Attacks.
LAREDO, Tex., Dec. 30. Six machine
ajuns, mounted on motor cars, were
tent hurriedly down the Rio Grande
from Laredo about 10 o'clock tonight.
quickly followed by a motorcycle Mquad.
Military authorities declined to give
out any Information.
It lit believed, however, that new at
tempts are veins made to enter Mexico
by a flllbuaterlmg- expedition.
WASHINGTON. Dee. 30. Increasing
evidence that General Carranza's gov
ernment is being menaced by bands of
insurgents, coupled with the prospect
that the first chief will not accept the
Atlantic City protocol, has brought the
Mexican situation to a stage that is
causing growing concern.
Officials admit that the conditions
are embarrassing. Some high officers
are urging that Pershing's men be
withdrawn as a military step and re
gardless of conditions, but it is insisted
that so far there has been no change
In the Administration policy. The
American members of the joint com
mission which drew the Atlantic City
protocol will meet here Tuesday to dis
cuss Carranza's request for modifica
tion and to consider whether any basis
is offered for further conferences with
the Mexican commissioners.
Troop Withdrawal Again Asked.
Charles A. Douglas, an attorney foY
the Carranza government, saw Coun
sellor Polk, of the State Department,
today and is understood to have made
a further plea for withdrawal of the
Several Army officers of high rank
are no longer attempting to conceal
their Impatience of the Joint commis
sion's failure to secure ratification of
an agreement, and openly are urging
that the altered conditions in Mexico
make it imperative to bring the 12,000
men now In Mexico to positions on the
border where they could be handled to
better advantage if it becomes neces
sary. Reports to the State and War depart
ments today supported unofficial ad
vices indicating that Villa Is rapidly
gaining strength in Northern Mexico
that makes his suppression by the Car
ranza army appear doubtful.
Dlaa-Followers Make Trouble.
At the same time followers-of Felix
Diaz are said to be making trouble in
the south, while Manuel Palaez and
other reljel leaders are gaining ground
in the oe'ntral portions of the republic
The official advices indicated that
the Carranza forces in Saltlllo two
days ago were anticipating an attack
by Villa forces. The Governor of the
state had directed that the govern
ment archives be prepared for removal,
and many prominent civilians and of
ficers had sent their families to the
Villa's operations in the past few
weeks have convinced Army men here
that he and other leaders of the re-
(Concluded on Pge '2, Column 2.)
PICTURES BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ON SOME EVENTS IN THE WEEK'S NEWS.
BIG PICTORIAL EDITION TO
The Oregonian Annual, which
will be issued tomorrow, New
Year's day, will be the most com
plete pictorial number ever pub
lished by any newspaper in Ore
gon. In addition to the regular
news section, it will contain four
special sections devoted to the
progress of Portland and Oregon.
One section will present entirely
in pictures the chief activities of
the state, including industrial,
farming, shipping and scenic
views. Another section will con
tain exclusive Portland scenes.
Two other sections will review,
by picture and story, the chief
activities of both city and state.
The shipbuilder industry espe
cially will be featured. Tomor
row's Oregonian will be a com
plete pictorial Oregon number.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 2U
degrees; minimum, 24 degrees.
TODAY'S Unsettled, probably snow flurrlea.
Washington aurprlaed by entente attitude
on peace suggestions. Section 1. page 4.
Germans continue aucceaaea In Roumanla.
Section 2, page 4.
Entente allU-s flatly reject German peace
proffer. Section 1, page 1.
French cruller is sunk by torpedo. Section
1, pag? 1.
Washington regards rebela as serious menace
to Carranza rule. Section 1, page 1.
Government may put small duty on wool,
sugar and coffee. Section 1, page 2.
President ca'ln on Senator to urge supple
mentary railroad laws. Section 1, page 3.
fnlv-rflty of r'allfornla has 105 Orcgoniana
enrolled. Section I, page S.
Two in Arizona take oath as Governor.
Section 1, page 3.
Steamer Malt I with two Tortlanders aboard
goes aground In South Seas. Section 2,
Secretary of State Olcott has plan to elimi
nate great election expense. Section 1.
A. A. C all ready for farmers' week. Sec
tion 1. pace 8.
University budget for blennlum Is S70C.03O.
St-Ctlon 1. page 10.
J. A. Drake, agent for The Oregonian at
Pendleton 28 years. Section 1. page 9.
Interstate bridge is crossed by 10O0 persons
while Icq blocks terry. Section 1. page S.
Multnomah Senators select new scats at
Salem. Section 1. page 1.
Clackamas Industries expanding. Section 1.
Carver line to lone S350.000 bonds for ex
tension. Section 2, page 7.
Results or Prohibition.
Oregon prospers under first year of prohi
bition, records show, ejection 1, page 14.
One-time saloons are now busy stores. Sec
tion 1, page 14.
Year's imports total 169.904 shipments. Sec
lion 1, page l.
Mayor Albee ease prohibition has Improved
Portland's moral tone. Section 1.
pago 14. I
Portland and Vicinity.
E. J. Richards is killed by train. Section 1,
Richard H. Thornton says living costs leas
In London than in Portland. Section 1.
Oregon Teachers' Association will meet her
each year. Section 1, pace 12.
Forty-fivers" to perfect club organization
Thursday. Section 1, page 12.
Milwaukee educator p raises scenery and
says Portland can draw teachers. Section
1, page 12.
Retiring County Judge Cleeton submits final
report. Section 1, page 13.
Northwest Steel Company shuts down, men
strike. Section 1, page 7.
1917 to be first N.w Year to greet sober
Portland. Section 1, page 12.
Onus Is put on state In Hyde land fraud
case. .Section 1, page 12.
$3,000,000 spent In Oregon In 1916 by rail
roads, section l, page xo.
Savings deposits In state gain $7,000,000 in
year. Section 1, page 16.
Portland In grip of Siberian cold. Section 1,
HeiUg concert Is artistic success. Section
1, page 6.
I. W. W. to ask separate Jury trials. Section
1, pagt. lb. .
Jitney Drivers' Union wants Llnnton fran
chise, section i, page 10.
All lines of trade gain by millions. Section
1, page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page 6.
Ryman will set aside by Judge Cleeton. Bee
tlon 2, page 7.
Title to Monarch Mills restored to original
company. Section 2. page 14.
High tribute paid Judge McGinn, who retires
from bench, section 2, page 14.
$60(f fee awarded attorneys of depositors.
Section 2. page 14.
New York Post Japanese supplement to be
distributed here, section 2, page 14.
Frigid Blasts Blow
From Far North.
STORMS MAY LINGER AWHILE
Salvation Army and Other Re
lief Workers Are Busy.
CHILDREN ENJOY SNOW
Skaters Venture on Lakes, but Quit
When Some Fall Througli- Ice
Ties Up Vancouver Kerry ant!
People Cross on Bridge.
night out of Siberia came the storm
that has brought real Winter to Port
uu. in irom frigid Behrlng Sea
swept the center of the low-pressure
area, which was central over Kodlak
Island Friday, and yesterday It had
moved east until it was over Valdez,
From Dutch Harbor, on the chain of
Aleutian Islands pointing westward
from Alaska directly to the origin of
the trouble, and from St. Paul Island
L..cr norm, messages came to the
Weather Bureau telling of the oncom
ing disturbance In things atmospheric.
The low area covers Northwest Can
ada. while it Is high over most of the
Cold and Stortaa In Prospect.
i ms low area m.nv swine- rl.n,
1 . .
tnrough the Middle West
and cut the high-pressure area In two
say the weather-wise. This may me"sn
cold winds and general Winter storm
conditions for the Pacific N.irih.n.i
ror some days to come.
Snow flurries are forecast '--r tndtv
without much change in temperatures!
generally cold weather Is anticipated
suu it seems naeiy that tomorrow will
genuine winter holiday. No
heavy snowfall, however, is in the
cards for today, says E. A. Beals, fore
caster lor this district.
Vancouver Ferry Stops.
Testerday the thermometer regis
tered the day's coldest from G tn j
o'clock, when the mercury stood at 24
ueBrees. just one degree warmer than
tno previous day.
rri , . . .
iue com snap nas tied ud river
traffic between Portland and The
Dalles. The Vancouver ferry la out of
commission because of the ice in the
river, and pedestrians walked across
the Interstate Bridge yesterday to ef
fect a crossing of the Columbia. Ice
is running In the Lower Columbia
River and interfering with steamboat
Relief Workers In Action.
The city's poor are feeling tho harsh
nip of Winter, and the Salvation Army
was busy yesterday with relief work.
Many families lacking fuel and cloth
ing were compelled to make their
wants known and sought the Army
headquarters for supplies. All these
calls are being attended to as fast aa
Th other side of the picture is the
Joy brought to the youngsters by the
blanket of snow. Coasting parties are
in high favor in and about the city,
".nd the merry ring of alelghbells la
heard every now and again.
Skaters Break Through Ice.
Skaters ventured out to Guild's Lake
yesterday, where that sport was ru
mored to be available. However, It
was found that some had broken
through the ice and the lake was
abandoned generally. Today and to
morrow, if the weather holds, will
(Concluded or. Pag 10. Column .-.
SEATS AT SALEM
MULTNOMAH DELEGATION SITS
ON WEST SIDE OF C HAMBER.
House Arrangement Provided For at
Last Session Legislative Acts
Are Being Made Ready.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Multnomah County Senators have se
lected a new location in tho Senate
chamber at the Capitol for the coming
session. For many years they have
been seated in the east Bide of the
chamber, but this year they have chosen
seats on the west side, in the two back
rows. The Senators from Multnomah,
Marlon and the Eastern Oregon coun
ties will practically monopolize the 15
desks on that side of tho chamber,
while Senators from the other counties
will be sent to the east.
In the House the seating arrangement
was provided for this session In a reso
lution passed at the last Legislature by
the House. Under that arrangement
tho Multnomah members also have the
two back rows on the west side of the
house. Directly In front of them will
be the Marion delegation and a number
of Eastern Oregon members.
Work of getting ready for the legis
lative session Is now well under way.
Desk have been polished, tables taken
from the basement and the committee
rooms are being cleaned out and fur
nished. The old carpet in tho House, which
has been on the floor for 25 years,
though ragged, torn and worn, proba
bly will be compelled to do service for
another session at least. An effort was
made to secure fundus for a new carpet
the last night of the last session, but
In the confusion of the closing hours It
FISHER IS ADRJFT AT SEA
Searchers Seek Bay Center Mun.
Missing Since Friday.
SOUTH BEND. Wash., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Alarm la felt for the safety of
William Calhoun, well-known Bay Cen
ter crab fisherman. He Is thought to
be In distress In an open crab boat be
tween the Wlllapa and Columbia bars,
or has probably drifted north.
Searching, parties from Bay Center
and Tokeland. as well as tho North
Cove and Grays Harbor llfesaving
crews, have been searching for him
Ills friends hope that other lifesavers
at Neah Bay and elsewhere will make
efforbs to save him. Calhoun has been
missing since Friday afternoon.
WET WEEK IS PREDICTED
Weatlier Bureau Says Tempera I tires
Will Be Near Normal.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday issued by tho Weather Bureau
"Pacific states Probably frequent
rains in Washington. Oregon and
Northern California; temperatures near
WEDDINGS SC0RE RECORD
More Than 67,000 Licenses Issued
in New York City In 19 1G.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. In spite of
the high cost of living, more marriage
licenses were Issued at the marriage
license bureau in this city In 1916 than
ever before, it was 'announced tonight.
The total for the year was 67,133 i
compared with 59,646 In 1915.
PRESIDENT HURTS ANKLE
Mr. WiIm.ii Slips While Playing
Golf, Wrenching Joint.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. President
Wilson fell on a slippery hillside while
playing golf today and wrenched his
He was able to continue the game
but walked with a decided limp the
rest of the day.
E IN ALL LINES
GAINS BY MILLIONS
High Prices and Ships
BIG AND LITTLE WEN BENEFIT
Bank Clearances Increased
$95,329,385 Over 1915.
POSTOFFICE YEAR IS BIG
lttiihliiig Permits, for First Time in
Five Years, Show Increase, and
Important Projects Consid
ered for New Year.
1 1 1 1 ". 1 ' INDUSTRIAL, CUMMER.
CI AX. 1 smiM'IM.
ITEMS IN IJII6.
Portland bank clear
Portland postal re
Portland buildinir per
mits 6.049, 145
Oregon's lumber cut
Oregon's crop valua
Contracts for ships... 25.000,000
Wheat exports (bu.).. 1.638.463
Flour exports (bble.) S5.903
Lumber exports (feet) 22,341,713
Domestic wheat ship
ments (bushels)... 1,563.376
Domestic flour ship
ments (bbls.) 600,746
Domestic lumber ship
ments (feet) 10$. 695.000
BT CHARLES W. MYERS.
Portland again is on tho upgrade.
There is a substantial revival in all
lines of business, and there are evi
dences of an awakened confiderce
Today closes a year crowded with
unusual situations, and yet business
and Industry weathered the effects of
a Presidential campaign and restricted
snipping conattions ana made material
gains over the recoTds of tho previous
year. The new year will begin aus
piciously for Portland and Oregon.
IlKh Prices anil hlp Responsible.
A relatively normal crop production,
but unusually high prices for prod
ucts and the unprecedented activity iQ
shipbuilding, were the chief factors
that contributed to busines improve
ment. The value of soil production
In Oregon totaled $1 55.000.000, a gain
of $25,000,000 over 1915.
Contracts for ships placed with Ore
gon yards aggregated approximately
12.1.000.000 virtually all foreign money.
The stimulus from these factors al
ready has been felt, but it will not
reach Its crux for some time to come.
Wholesalers Also Prosper.
A marked improvement in the whole
sale trade over a year ago and gains
in some of the industries, notably
woolen and Turniture manufacture.-,
also were important features of the
year's showing. Many of the small
manufacturing plants report a much
larger volume of business than a year
ago. Improvement tn the retail trade
also has been a source of satisfaction.
Proof that Portland 1-. steadily forg
ing ahead and is on the verge of a
really prosperous era is found in the
volume of its bank clearings. Clear
ances Iiave been making consistent
gains from month to month through
out the year. They have established
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