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"New Year's Dawn" was written by
Rachael Marshall Terrell, 826 37th
ave., winner of The Star's 1918 mes
sage contest, for which a prize of $50
for SO words was offered.
Volume 19 FPU. i.r\srn winr SKRvirn
vu LUl*\n 1 ' UNITED I'll I'SS ASSOC! ATIONH
SAMMIES NEAR RHINE
BY CARL D. GROAT
Pitw Frru Correipondrnt
WASHINGTON, Dec. l. —Dawn of a new year
found the United States and its allies unswervingly op
posed to any peace on the Teuton or Russian terms.
Sub-surface suggestions that the allies were weak
ening before the sinister Teuton peace propaganda, met
with the positive declaration from foremost leaders that
there is no change of front.
The kaiser must become the puppet and his people
the rulers before this country and its associates will
halt their fight, leaders agreed.
Tho 1918 finds the world again swept with peace
talk and the governments pondering over it seriously,
such consideration as the subject receives is not about
acceptance but about counteracting the flood of German
press agentin? on the topic.
• f I
Official* had planned to lirnorr the (
German pnn movement
But finding that the talk u»l tiir
propaganda grew >pu*. they were
confronted t«ky with the question
of im»iili this mas* at Inaldloua
proyafinU That expUlna Lloyd
Omp » tad Omwnr«H-» coming i
' 1 wahwix*. tt Vtpfclnst, too the i* 1
fort* that American government'
haada and allied tauten are consult
Ttate Not Ripe
• True, the alliea win consult Wash
hHrtoo before making any attempt tn
otitprw agut tile German preen
a cent*. But there la no general ran
sulfation at the moment, eirept In
•ofar am entente arnhaaaadt ,s gather
the American viewpoint In their
calla at the atate department and
IT***e their government*' Ideas In re
There la lit tie need for consulta
tion Opinion of allied and American j
government men haa unified on the
point that the time la not ripe for!
Germany, tbey know, really want*
gaacu -want* it more hadly than
Tbere la lean talk of a victorious
peace emanating from Germany than
•ver before. Now It la mostly Juat
But the American and altlra' poet '
tion ta that Germany la ntlll Insln
cere In meeting the work) half way. !
■he haa not stripped heraelf of the'
BRITAIN, FRANCE, ITALY AND U. S.
CONFER ON ALLIED PEACE REPLY
BY ED L. KEEN
LONDON. Jan I —Britain.
France Italy and the United
States wrre understood today to
br nthanftoc vtmra rrfirdlni
th» art lon whlrh nhall hr takrn
by the alHn to roontrr Teutonic
Arrordin* to wrlldrflned In
(omtUon, lhi« rrply may lake
the farm of a rountrr abatement
of war alma, inhorrlbrd to by all
the alllea. or It may hr laaiinl a<
■■ analyatft of rxartly what
lie* brhtnd the camouflage of
thr '.rnnin propauln.
The alllea fwcbgntza th« Hreat
VORKOVSKY SAYS PEACE WILL
DEPEND UPON ALLIES' VIEWS
BY JOSEPH SHAPLEN
I Rtaff Crrrmtpftndrnt
RUSSIA ImmndiaMv break off
vpiritf pMwr n<-gotlation« If
th» alllr* ffrnnt pansporl* to a
Stockholm international ronfrr
Mirf and nhow a disposition
honestly to ron*lcl«T that ronfrr
niff'ii dwialon r*Kardin* a *m
ural pn«!," ttoclared M. Vorko*-
»ky, rfprfwnt»tlvf of thf Kiik-
Klan <o»IH Ind thr people'*
rommiiuiariro, in an Interview
with the I nltrd I'ritm today.
Hoover Will Be
Glad to Hear It
Staf/ Corr espondent
CAMP LEWIS. Jan. I—Sol
who leave miffar In tha Ixit
I toma «( their coffee cupa will not
I at aunflae, but they will
I * f ' r '
I w»»t!n»order fort»l#la thr
r, while another
I fully liable men to r«re
aacka. which ara
* ">nUl *«ch.
power which made the war possible
; am! which could Inflict other war*.
'."hat la why the preaent peace
, campaign preaa agented vU I'etro
grad and nreot-Litovak la getting no
I '"riae" from thoee opposing Oermany.
ißfMounDrt I'ok« Terra
But last allied and American peoce
be 1* tax-One trued. (bore wltt be some
' statement to offaet the German*un
I lean preaent pbuia fall.
Some quarters nutcrot that thin
statement will contain even more
specific war alma and peace lermi
I than any previous pronouncement.
Answering the thought that the
kaleer had taken a step toward de
i mocracy by conferring more power
on Chancellor Meriting. official* de
rlare that thla la "mere show" put
forth to quiet growing < >rman
voices for more representation in the
Slav l'eace session
A* for Kiaala she can stay In
or set oit—U makes no differ
ence now In the military situa
tion. according to official ex
pressions here. She Is doomed
to fall prey to German shrewd
neaa and the best that ran pos
sibly be esper ted Is that the
Teuton will find a hornet's nest
on his hand* i;«n resolutions
However, diplomat* here are re
"timed to the Inevitable They de
Clare that the sooner thla happens
the sooner will they know how to
frame their future war problems.
Litovak propoaala aa a concrete, al
tho bark ha mini proffer to thr
allle*. run much a* to Huairia.
Kvcn with Czernin's llmltatlona.
Germany'a apparent acceptance of
thr phrsuw. "No annexatlona and n«r
Indemnltlea." and th* ronrvnnlon ri
pr»«-inK the rlirht of aelf dctermlna
tlon of all people*. In r«*irardrd here
«a *l«rnlfl<ant. In ahowlnK the
changed I'-mprr of the tierman war
lord*, and thrlr attrmpt to takr a
definite atep toward p™<».
"It la recognized that thr pro
posal* conatltuta grave new fart*,
of which official recognition haa
l>rrn takrn." declared thr Chronicle
"Ftu*«|j*, M he deflarad, "wrlromra
the action of the Itrltlah labor party.
Kuml.i prnfrra a demo/THtle (feneral
peace mther than an unaatlafactory
"Hy permlttlnK a meeting of thr
aorlaj.lnternationale It would lx- [>o«
Klhle to make n general ajrreemrnt.
Bhould the central powera decline to
participate In auch Htockholm con
feroncea, or to abide by Ita dedalnna,
Ituaala will continue In thr war.
"Should the alllea decline a aep
arata peace It la Inevitable.
"A* to thn alllea' p;irtlrlpatlon.
the aovlet muxt htwe proof that the
KranllnK of paanporta to a Stock
holrn conference la not a maneuver
merely to aldrtrack the Kuaao Her
CAMP LEWIS TROOPS
GET NEW SWEATERS
CAMP LEWIS Jan. 1. CAMP LEWIS
Red Cross Headquarters ha«
7,000 H'Ai nu-m for 'llfttrlbutton »i?non#
thf men here.
Thf RH CroHn nlrrjt/ly ha* plat *»<!
3,500 aweater* In the han#f (or on
thf h.irkm of aolrlier* here Thin
make* (h«» total 10,000 to data
The K"riri«sntM were ail knitted by
women ut LUo i'Acifio Cuait« . 4
\ tort r c rti A %r% the world's balance poised bztween
MIVVJ yeur 5 Zight and might j Q tip the scales v,e
must all do our share. Jome give lives, some happiness. some only little things.
Whatsoever vJe can. let us give. gladly, proudly, faithfully, that Civilization may
not pass from the years to come.
The Seattle Star
THE C, HE AT EST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Here Are Some of The Star's
New Year's Contest Messages
and Names of Contestants
Out of tho avalanch? of Now Year's jtubmittod to Tho Star, in its contest
for 50 words that would horald tho now year, some of tho host have be* i chosen and arc
The $50 prize was awarded to Rachael Marshall Terrell, 826 37th ave. It appears
across the top of this pajfo.
Contestants were limited to 50 words—or under. Some failed to observe this limita
tion. Dozens of worthy appeals were eliminated for lack of space.
"Your Resolution and Mine"
rHIS New Year' 9 day dawn* on thr worUl'* greatest
crisis—the struggle for exist* nee between freedom
There is a resolve that should be registered in every
American heart today:
"I dedicate everything I have to my country's ravxc—
my time., my money ami my life." PEARL ERERLE,
1221 Summit Ave.
• • • •
Your Day Is Come
MAN'S stupendous hour is upon him. Toilsomely, thru
the ages, has the stuff of this year been mottled. And
VOU} this shall be: An end to "Divine Right" princes, and
their hell-born umrs. The dawn of Liberty, Democracy and
Your day is come. W. R. BRIER,
21*12 Rueker Ave.., Everett.
0 0 0 0
Serve and Sacrifice
I* rITH sublime faith in the successful performance of its
WW nobis task, our country reverently observes its first
New Year's day in the service of world-humanity To serve
with fortitude, to sacrifice with optimism, and to persevere
in Infill purpo t —may such be OUT high resolve in this su
preme moment. VICTOR ZEDNICK,
1815 13th Ave. S.
0 0 0 0
Peace —Good Will on Earth
rHE voice of humanity, rising above the. clash of steel
ami cannons' roar, greets thr neu'-born year in hopeful
appeal that err its reign shall close, this reckless slaughter
and exhausting conflict shall have ceased, Justice, and Lib
erty enthroned again, with "Peace on earth, good will to
ward men." oon/wv VAN C. GRIFFIN,
• iou(JO() 585 Pioneer Ridg.
0 0 0 0
Let Not Creed Divide Us
/N this supreme moment, at the dawn of a new year, let
us learn what democracy means, and, knowing, declare \
that religious creed and political partisanship shall not di- j
vide us, but with high resolve we will so act that when thr
year's twilight comes, we shall have done our share in aid-\
ing our noble President to secure that World Democracy, \
for which we fight ami pray. L. <). SHRADER,
401 30th Ave.
• • • »
M . .. X
More Messages on Page Two
SEATTLE. WASH., TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 191 H.
A New Scout!
Following l« a lint of name* of
ronto*t»».ntJi who mjlmilttf*! meritori
Mrrttnriftti* nmaace« wrr# re
*eit*d fmm l>r. |«af»el Karn*y. |fM* He*
! I> I c . s K. Mi 1 it bit llftli
1 M , mil I Mnrcan. |tr*m*rton
% M line. M 4-* IWh at* \\; "Rmma
Militant l>**fi*ld. *fll* I irrf nitootl ate.;
j lira n|««n, 17OK H**oml at*,. II A. Jm< k
• on, tonf *1. ; J V Mr* lif«.
' arpenter, Hotel l.olilrn, llrrnifrlnn;
Mr* II t run l'ark. IIMI klltmum at ;
I rfd W llrnnnr. l>Mliuifloii hotel; 11.
W llnnlfj, I*o.' Mf«rl»ern at.; K V.
IH***. 4III# W«wll«nt| I'nrk hi*.; I'«|nln
I tnr (tri«w«M| Imnli \rtlnir Menth
•Ml l-natlak* at* ; J. 11. IMW
M*«t Willow at ; Mr* II V Tracy, MM
n*hlh at Itrrmrrton; J J Marnrm,
t*Z4 la»l \ lolt a at.. Karl Hrtdc*nod.
I omhrrland. Mn., Uall«r Mm. I.und.
I €11 Minor air
I rank 11. I otaoni, IMt .l?d at.: Mlaa
Krieda Mofnrh, nrr 10; Ham M hit ton.
ttl M eat lake V Mm. I I l*«*4trr. Mil
Half! a>a.; Jarrj 11. *«mafhrr«. 1411 Fifth
at*.; Mr* I rank C. Malkrr, ItTR
ft#th mLi M nlker, f?7H N .MMh al.|!
Mrn. Maitnr I'finlieHnn llnelir. ftlll 4l«t
atr. **. \%.; I'.rtr 4ltrama, All M . .Mnl
■ t.J Ilaity P. %n«lrr»«n. 1.1 A I'ionerr
hldf.; I mil llarea. Ilotrl Ketttnhla. I.m
M ltri«K<ton. '.foil PantaKra hid* . H V.
11. Miller. ?t Marlon at.; .1 Muraaah,
HIS I«m lie ml ; Mra. ( lafrnre |)rla|i|>f,
SSIH I larmont ave.
\em lee t . Ktllra, tOth are. H. M ;
Kuth Tltaa. HtiH He*entli at., Ana«orte«;
I apt Nemo. 111/ V Tenth ate ; l.arlr It.
.lenner, Hill seroml atr ; tMlle II |)enin,
H7IQ Ninth a»e. M, M ; A. M . Swenton,
00.MI lonrtli ave. V K.; hy Denny, tllltt
Ninth ate. N. W.; brorgr Oak Iknnt;
Marjorle llmtrn, lAt It at* N |*. •
T. IC Ileal ; Martin Shea. IJWft tlth at*.;
1.. I> I , Kenton ; A. M I .nil hl*r. ?U M
t omatork at.; I". «f. Mel omh, VII l'h*rry !
at.; M arrrii I*. Kraft. AI4I I Ith at*. N. I
(Continued on pntjr \)
CAMP LKWIH, Jan. 1. Two bun
dred and twenty-four conscientious
objectors have been sent front this
cantonment to camps In Texas and
In addition to this, Camp
f«ewls troops have been transferred
to varloua "somewheres," since Sep
tember, according to an official
statement from the of/Ice of the
The loss of 11.75, a gold watch and
sn overcoat were reported to the po
lice last night by Mat MeOlade, a
logger, who wan In the city to spend
New Year's. McCllade l»clievc* that
the things were taken by a tnan
whom he helped after listening to a
hard luck 4 v'
High-Powered Autos Distributed Liquor During
FAULKNER GETS IN NET
WHISKY RING :
DEVELOPMENTS . "; . |
Sheriff Stringer work* on clue
that women acted a* agent* In |
welling lUjuor In Seattle
KvMtonc* «how* (hat opera
tionw extended thruout
Dtooovmry of way hill* and cor
renpondent «• r»»\«*aJ* •rmrvnoui
| quantity of liquor ship pod In
! from Ku*t
11 ijrH |*»wrred autoa uaed to
I ruah delivery duiin* dark hourit
Faulkner admit* he eacaped
1 from nhertff on nlicht of Auburn
| OvflopmfViU may lead to ar
| rent of mnirnateii Inn kin* Faulk
ner In Mraltle and Tai-onta.
Women. hlcli powered aotooio
bllra and bulrrn liquor ma«-
ntln wm> all roc* In • (IpaUc
«Hkk) ri»|, «honr operation.. In
Uw Cuci w*nd dnrltnr war*
c«i*url«4 by H. *. KauUtfirr, ae
ranttnc •» Hlwnff John Wtrfaigar,
Monday, following furthrr Inve*
ligation of Kanlknrr'a bualnma
dealing* Monday afternoon.
\MI xipplle* of whlaky wpT»
thlpprd lo Faulkner, lh« dlnrl
Ing grnlu*. from Far Kaalern
point*. romlnc a* "auto poll*h—
nowiplmhr" and a* "liouiw
Much of It *u cached In bin new]
an<l attracUve hunirnlow, and from
there distributed dunnir the dark
boura by hlsh-|><>wcred automobile*.
Womrn. according to Stringer*
theory, *i>m uM to aollrlt bualnea*
and build up ringlet* among boot
Integra, "aoft drink" proprietor* and
lodging houae operator*
The o|wr»tlona were imtterned In
many wnya after the Hllllngaleyii.
Faulkner. who la an cx-convlct, la
alleged to have confowed to many
deti.Ua, and wnn preaent at a confer
ence lielween f. S Attorney Allen,
Chief Warren and Sheriff Stringer
late Mondiiy. He wan arraigned by
I! H Cummlaaloner MfClelland and
held by the government at $1,000
Sheriff Stringer iw»ld the dlacovery
on pn/jr tj
IN HOTEL FIRE
NORFOLK. Va., Jan. 1. Five
hundred guest* In the Monticello
hotel were driven scantily clad into
Ice covered strerts whrn fire de-
Mtroytd the mammoth structure early
Chan. McCoy. a fireman, wns killed
and several others were injured.
The guests had been aroused when
ftr«* destroyed the Grant theatre
Mock, adjoining the hotel, and had
returned to bed. when flames un
expectedly hurst from the hotel.
They rushed out into the xero
other hotels and private resl
denees opened their doom to the
losses to the hotel owners, guests
and business houses will total
NEW YORK'S POOR
DYING FROM COLD
NKW YORK, Jan. 1 New York
faced the Now Your shlverlngly to
day. Downtown thermometers ebbed
down to 5 anil f> Inflow aero In the
parly morning hours, and a sunless
sky gave hint of small likelihood of
any great rise during the day.
Twelve dead from cold was the toll
to date. City authorities working
frensiedly to hurry coal shipment*
to the city, were apprehensive of a
big increase in thin lint among poor
children on the Lower Hast tflde
unless immediate relief was given.
Storm Delays Ship
Oapt. Nord, of the Alaska Steam
ship Co.'s steamer Jefferson, arriving
here with 7ft pussennern, reported a
rough and tedious trip. The vessel
wax a flay and a half Ik hind her
The Pacific Steamship Co.'s steam
er Uavalli broke her crankshaft Sat
unlay night, while southbouiid.
about M nnk* from M
Hundreds of Star readers submit
ted messages heralding the new year.
Some of the best appear in today's
issue. May they make us better
Weather Forecast: Tonight and Wrata;
■irons iMuthtrlr wl»«la
BY J. W. T. MASON
Famous American Military Expert.
VICTORY an probable in 1918 only if the German people
ivalize that the war has reached the point where
Teutonic man-power is disappearing from the world at a
KTvatfsr. (proportionate rate than the man-power of other
It is too much to expect that events will so develop
in 1918 as to permit the allies to deliver a knockout blow
»resulting in the unconditional surrender of the German
But, 1918 will see British, French, Italian and Ameri
can troops all engaged in the business of killing Germans.
Germany, in her turn will also kill, but WITH TUB
ODDS TERRIBLY AGAINST HER.
• • • • •
The most important event of the war in 1918 may be
| the raising of the American flag over the River Rhine.
Somewhere along the Rhine, probably between the
Swiss border, where the Rhine rises, and the vicinity of
Stnissburg, 75 miles north, the first American objective of
the war is presumed to lie concealed. During the course of
the new year this concealment will be ripped wide open
by a million American fighters.
Von Hindenburg and the kaiser know what is coming,
so far as the general direction of the American advance
Is concerned, but they don't know the point of-eontact
with the Rhine. They will be kept guessing along their
historic water front until the blow falls.
When It does fall, the most important happening of
the war, and one of the most vital developments in the
history of civilization will have occurred.
The Rhine will have been captured by the first
army from the Western hemisphere to engage in
an offensive military campaign in Europe.
The problem of crossing the Rhine was considered from
every angle of possibility early in the war by British and
French army engineers. It will fall, however, to engineers
from West Point to direct the solution in 1918, if the
problem is to be solved at all. This question of military"
engineering skill will come as the climax to a drive thru
i German territory, that will test American generalship to
I its utmost.
TO BEGIN GIGANTIC
DRIVE IN SPRING
The sta ting point of the drive will be revealed in the
spring or summer, when the American offensive begins.
Gen. Pershing is preparing to hold the southernmost
part of the western battlefront.
It is a stretch of at least 100 miles, as the trenches turn
and twist, from one end of this line to the other. The ex
treme southern part of the line is inside Alsace and is about
IT) miles from the Rhine; the northern part is 50 miles
away. The distances between vary.
It would seem logical that the nearer to the Rhine the
American assault begins, the quicker will the objective be
reached. But the lines of communication leading to the
battlefront arc much better behind the northern part of
the "American front" than behind the southern part.
The decision to be taken will be the most fate
ful of the year 1918. and may turn out to be the
most fateful of the war.
The problem of getting supplies across the Vosges
mountains, which separate France from Alsace and part of
Lorraine, was one that the French generals did not solve
earlier in the war. Yet, there has been no opportunity for
(Continued on Pajie Four.)
• By United Press J
North of Jerusalem
LONDON, Jan. I Still further ad
vances by Gen. ALLANBY north of
Jerusalem were reported today, Be
tween Thursday and Saturday, ho
wild. 7!>o of the enemy had been
taken prisoners and that l.oufi en
emy dead had been counted.
ADVANCE AT MARCOING)
BERLIN, via London, Jan.l—
"South of MARCOING) the territory
won Sunday wan extended In conse
quence of minor engagements." said
today'* official statement relating to
the British front. Of the Italian
front, the war office reported "In the
Tomba region there was violent ar
tillerying thruout U>e day."
SPEND NeW YEAR'S eve
LONDON, Jan. I.—New Year's
day on the western front was ush
ered in to the accompaniment of
violent fighting In the Cambrai sec
tor. Unofficial dlapatchea from the
line today told of continued and un
ceasing German efforts, thru highly
localised attacks, to secure a grip
on Welsh ridge. At several point*
ui -thi» .particular aaftoiU. .poaltluna
PRICE ONE CINT fc'ZZX*
have been taken and retaken two
lor three times, the combat raging
fiercely back and forth.
Haig's latest report was that th«
| British lines were intact after eoun
; ter attacks had restored positions
j taken by German liquid fire at
BACK TO Piave
ROME. Jan. I.—Austro-German
■ forces have been driven back to the
East bank of the I'lave river at the
Zenson bridgehead, the Italian war
office announced today, adding,
"Owing to energetic pressure exert
ed by our arms, the entire river
bend at Zenson Is now ours."
Hooray! Go After
High Cost of Shoes
WASHINGTON. Jan. I.—The fed
mil trade commission will invest]-
to the prion of shoes and
othor leather goods.
Announcement wm made today
that Commissioner Da vies will di
rect tho probe, much information
for which ho has developed thru the
WASHINGTON. .Tan. I.—Tho en
tire civilian i>opulntlon of Italy has
ho**n requisitioned for the purj»osesi
<tf war. official cables received here
There will be a general mobilisa
tion, it wits stilted, and persons un
able to l»oar arms will bo put to work
on farms or in industries essential t
UMlinj—rsiitt uC thnmmr* ,