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TIIE 3IORXIXG OREGONIAX, TnURSDAT, MAT 2?, 1010.
SOUTH DAKOTA FETES
200 OREGON SOLDIERS
147th Field Artillerymen Hon
ored by Sioux Falls.
GOVERNOR GIVES WELCOME
Thousands of Citizens Meet Train
and Take "Western Boys to
Homes' in. City.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. May 21. (Spe
cial.) Sioux Falls today welcomed al
most 200 Oregon boys who came in last
night with the 147th field artillery from
Camp Diy, N. J., where the regiment
landed on May 13 aboard the Kansas.
Sioux Falls entertained the western
men at banquets and by auto rides
about the city. The troops appeared in
parade with the South Dakotans at 2
o'clock' this afternoon.
Victory arches were built to honor
the troops and the townls ip gala at
tire. - The regimental band headed the
parade. Governor Norbeck of South
Dakota gave an address of welcome.
The Oregon men will ask to be sent
in a special train from Camp Dodge to
their home state.
Thousands of South Dakotans met
the western boys at the special when
it pulled into- Sioux Falls last night
about 9 o'clock and hustled the boys
off for different entertainments.
Corporal Carl Rodgers of Portland,
wearing a croix de suerre. refused to
etate what he had done to be decorated.
neers; headquarters company, supply
company, medical detachment and bat
teries C, D, E and F, 142d field ar
tillery. Organizations of the 4th corps also
assigned were: Headquarters, headquar
ters troop and detachment, 2d cavalry;
troop M, service park unit 169; sani
tary train 301; sale3 commissary unit
31; mobile veterinary section 301; 310th
field battalion signal corps; 405th tele
graph battalion; 301st engineers and
engineer train; 81st division complete.
Other units were: Company C, 304th
service battalion; evacuation ambulance
company 32; 379th military police com
pany; United States army ambulance
service sections 507. 518, 540, 543, 547,
548, 508, 527, 528, 533, 544, 556, 615, 616,
617, 618, 620. 612, 564. 562, 582, 595, 613,
608, 619, 550. 572, 610, 614 and service
park units 312 and 313; 529th engineers'
eervice battalion, headquarters supply
and companies B and D; evacuation
ambluance companies 14, 18, 19, 20, 53,
58 and 74; Valdahon school detachment
field remount squadrons 315, 316, 328;
clothing squadron 309; company C,
51oth engineers; evacuation hospital 12,
veterinary hospital 13; 21st engineers,
except the 4th battalion and wagon
trains; regimental headquarters and
1st battalion, 33d engineers; headquar
ters and company C, 301st motor supply
805 of Ail-American Division Dock.
NEW YORK, May 21. Forty-five of
ficers and 760 men of the 82d (All-
America) division, comprising drafted
troops from all parts of the country,
arrived here from Bordeaux today on
the steamship Sierra, which brought al
together 1511 troops, including the 157th
and b.9th aero squadrons, nine wounded
men, two nurses and 81 Iowa casuals.
WALKER LEAVES FOR HOME
PORTUXDER REPORTED SAFE
Br GENERAL PERSHING.
MASY TRANSPORTS EXPECTED
Numerous Battalions to Dock Dur
ing Present Montlt,
WASHINGTON. May 21. Expected
arrivals of transports announced today
Saxonia. New York. May 29, company
G, 142d infantry; five convalescent de
tachments, 61 casual officers; Pueblo,
New York, May 30, companies O. I, K.
M and detachment company F, 142d
infantry; Rotterdam. New York, May
27, headquarters .and troops 89th divi
sion; headquarters 17Sth infantry brig
ade; 305th sanitary train; 314th motor
Fupply train; five casual companies, 72
casual officers, including Major-General
Frank L. Winn commanding 69th divi
sion; Brigadier-General George C. Banir
hardt commanding ITSth infantry brig
ade and Brigadier-General William A.
Aeolus. Newport News, May 29, head
quarters lu8th infantry brigade, field,
staff, medical, ordnance and headquar
ters detachments; headquarters 1st, 2d
and 3d battalions, supply and machine
gun companies and companies A to M.
inclusive. it KM Mi infantry; two convales
cents. Brigadier-General Evan M.
Tohnbon. commanding 15Sth infantry
brisrade, is on board.
Knilaiii, Now York, May SO, head?
ciuarters 175th infantry brigade; field
and staff, headquarters, 2d and 3d bat
talions, companies 1 to M inclusive -(unit
designation unintelligible in ca
ble) infantry; supply detachment and
company. C, 313th field battalion; five
convalescent detachments, four officers,
including Brigadier-General Merch B.
Stewart, commanding 175th infantry-brigade.
NORTHWEST SIE LEAVE CAMP
Hopes of Entertaining Hospital 4 6
as Unit Given Up.
Oregon. Washington and Idaho men
to the number of 130 left Camp Dix
Monday en route for Camp Lewis for
discharge, according to a message re
ceived by Frank H. Hilton, manager of
the civic reception committee. They
will pass through Portland the first
part of next week.
All hope has been lost on the part of
the civic reception committee of being
able to entertain base hospital No. 46
as a unit. The men have been dis
charged at Camp Lewis and are re
turning to Portland on every train
from that direction. Their hurry to
reach home precludes holding for them
together a public greeting and enter
Expressions of disappointment were
peneral yesterday from the war work
ers and friends, who had anticipated a
big welcome for this home organiza
tion. Some effort may be revived a
give a. public reception later, but past
efforts of the committee to entertain
discharged units have met with little
EARLY CONVOY IS PROMISED
Numerous Organizations Assigned
to Priority of Return.
WASHINGTON, May 21. Organisa
tions assigned to early return today
were: Companies A, E, F and medical
detachment, 301st supply train; com
pany C, 520th engineers; company C.
305th labor battalion; depot service
companies 13, 14 and 16; bakery com
panies 309 and 319; sales commissary
units 11, 26, 37 and 41; 1st battalion
and detachment, 142d field artillery:
service battalion 312, quartermaster
corps;- 61st ambulance company. 15th
cavalry; sanitary squads 18, 49, 79, 119,
3 20 and 75; motor truck company 5;
236th and 223d military police com
panies; company 126. transportation
corps; camp hospital 50; supply com
pany 303; company D, service battalion
305; headquarters motor company, 12:
motor transportation company ' 472;
622d engineers, brigade headquarters;
148th and 146th artillery Of the 66th
field artillery brigade; balloon com
pany 58: base hospitals 110 and 95;
headquarters medical detachment and
companies A, C, T, E and F, 32d engi-
E. T. Bradford, of Roseburg, Or
dered Back to United States for
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 21. (Special.) Inquiries
from Portland, Or., to the war depart
ment through Senator Chamberlain
relative to Robert H. Walker, company
A, 23d infantry, have brought a cable
gram from General Pershing saying
that the soldier left his station in
France for the United States on May 8.
Sergeant Edward F. Beletski, com
pany L, 9th infantry, whose mother,
Mrs. A. B. Beletski, 908 Capitol avenue,
Portland, Or., has not heard from him
Blfice October 21, 1918, is in good health.
the. commander of the American expe
ditionary forces reports. His mother's
failure to hear from him is presumed
to be due to faulty mail service.
L. L. Bradford of the United States
marines, whose home is at Roseburar.
Or., will soon be back in the United
States. Inquiry to the high command
in France brings the reply that he has
been ordered back to the United States
for discharge and that he left his sta
tion in France May 10. Affidavits had
been submitted to his commanding 'of
ficer showing the need for his services
GERMANY'S' DEATH IS SEEN
Continued From Kirut F'ajye. )
WILSON WILL RETIRE
IF LEAGUE WINS OUT
Definite. Public Announcement
PACT HELD VITAL TO U. S.
i CV f StorVA 'SUA: K&i
net water ,
what may, we will not sign such a
peace, is commented unon by the en
tire German press.
But this represents onlythe major
ity view of the government. There is
a strong minority faction, headed bv
Matthias Krzberger, . which is in favor
of signing the treaty under protest,
after some minor concessions are made
by the. allies, thus enabling the govern
ment to save its face.
atioitall Against Signing.
The nationalists are uncompromis
ingly against signing, and fear the
lirzeoerger iactiou will get the upper
hand and sign. The independent soci
alist organ "Die Freiheit," however.
believes the government cannot get
rid of the nationalist is spirit which it
summoned and that its indecisive alti
tude has made the government
prisoners of the nationalists. The gov
ernment is driving toward an abyss
into which the German people will be
plunged, if the treaty is rejected and a
new war begins. The non-signers are
conjurring up the most frightful conse
quences or Tamtne and the mass of un
employed. Every resistance against the
entente is impossible. Not signing now
would inevitably mean having to. sign
wixnout a lew weeks muchliarder con
"We must sign. Not because we agree
wun ine Terms, but because to the ex
hausted German people, a state of
peace 13 urgently necessary for it
economic reconstruction as a pre
requisite to continued existence."
The majority socialist, Erwin Barthe,
111 Yurwu-eris, says:
Revival of War Feared
"If we do not sign, the hunger stock
ade will be reinforced with the utmost
ruthlessness and the war will be re
vived. We must calculate at least upon
me occupation or tne Rhinish West
phalian coal and industrial region.
Under this pressure, we can hardly re
sist any lengtn or time.
"The government would surely be
shaken by the expense of the deeds of
desperation which would result. Its
successor could be only a government
prepared to sign. And this govern
ment, too, would soon have to go to
the devil under the frightful conse
quences of signing and fleeing before
the storm of wretched human beings
who would hold that the signature of
the government was responsible for all
of their misfortunes.
"Germany would be plunged from one
upheaval into another, into anarchy
and wild coups-in the etat. In view of
tne zngnirui ana caiasirophal conse
quences of a decision by the govern
ment, the people themselves must de
cide the question of-signing or of not
On the other hand, the nationalists
strongly oppose a plebiscite, fearing
that the people will cast a majority
vote for peace at any price. The junket
organ, the Krouz Zeitung, says:
Passive Resistance Advocated.
"The majority of Germans do not
realize the political and economic con
sequences of the peace terms. For the
masses, the question of acceptance or
rejection would be in the first in
stance a stomach question, and short
sightedness woll lead many to take
the view that it will not be so bad
The Krouz Zeitung, which cham
pions unequivocal rejection, adds: "The
suggestion has been made that we
tnouia accept the peace terms and not
cary them out. The sole merit to this
idea would be that entente action
would thereby be delayed, but our
martyrdom would only be prolonged.
Somewhat more worth while is a mod
ification of this plan, namely, passive
resistance; keeping our hands in our
pockets and refusing to pay taxes, etc.
Passive resistance would only be pos
sible under leaders of great energy and
popularity who could steer the DeooU
through the first stage of suffering
and desperation, but such leaders fato
has denied us.
"We must remain determined thai
rejection is the lesser evil and holds
out the hope of the reborth of tho
German nation, if not to us, then to a
Attack on Covenant in Congress Is
Declared Invitation to President
to Stay in Fight.
BT CHARLES MICHELSON.
(Copyright by the New Tork World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
WASHINGTON, May 20. (Special.)
When he returns to America President
Wilson plans to make a definite and
publio announcement that under no cir
cumstances will he be a candidate for
Re outlined this programme to a
number of democratic members of the
foreign relations and foreign affairs
committees on occasion of the dinner
at which he answered questions about
the league of nations.
There has been more or less mystery
about utterances on that occasion,
principally due to the circumstance
that his statements about his candida
cy were conf identiAl. while his replies
to the questions concerning the Paris
negotiations were meant to be told
Support Held Vital to U. S.
He explained his reasons for not
making the announcement at that time.
He wanted the undivided attention and
support of the party leaders for what
he regarded as the most vital thing in
the modern history of America. He
hoped that the personal ambitions of
no democrat would start cross currents
that might develop into rivalries that
would distract the energies of the lead-
era of sentiment and confuse the publio
As long as there was a possibility of
the president being the candidate, no.
body would start campaigns for the
other fellows, and the attention of the
country would remain centered on the
At the fame time he made them un
derstand that when the time came he
would step out of the way and leave
the nomination to the best man.
1 heire la Indicated.
There was some effort to get the
president to indicate then who. in his
opinion, tho best man was, but he was
not to be cajoled into making a choice
that would upset all his calculations
regardless of the confidential character
of ihe conversation.
When he has presented the treaty to
congress, and the fate of the league of
nations is behind us In history, tho an
nouncement will be made unless the
backfire started by the round-robin
signers continues to blaze. If the re
publican majority in congress thinks
there is political capital in balking the
league of nations, they will be inviting
Woodrow AVilson to stay in the fight.
If he has to go to the people over
the heads of congress he may be forced
to accept the issue, even if it involvee
his championing the idea of the league
through the campaign of 192t).
Meantime Fight Cioea Oo.
The same mental processes that sent
him to Paris to insure the inclusion in
the peace of the principles he had an
nounced as the reasons for the United
States entering the war, despite the
domestic problems and the political ex
igencies here at home, wif make him
the candidate if he feels that by mak
ing the fight he will win this country's
adherence to the league of nations. He
is not given to doing his fighting by
Meanwhile the fight on the league is
ueing carried on.
"It would be equivalent to national
suicide to enter into such a compact,"
aid Senator Knox ef Pennsylvania, re
ferring to the league of nations cove
nant. In doing so, he utterly rejected
the revised text, and pronounced it
more obnoxious than the agreement as
Commenting on the covenant as final
ly submitted in perfected form. Senator
Knox Far From Satisfied.
"It is my intention at a convenient
time to discuss the revision at some
length, with the view, of showing, as
I claimed in an address delivered in
Pittsburg on May 21 that tho revised
draft is more objectionable than, the
original one; that the changes do not
meet the objections so generallv made
to the original, and that it would be
equivalent to national suicide to enter
into such a compact, and further that
without authority from the people the
treaty-making power, or indeed the
congress, cannot delegate to any five,
nine or other number of representa
tives of foreign government powers
that the people have delegated to them
or reserved to themselves."
Taking up the insistence of some
legal experts that the senate cannot
amend the covenant. Senator Knox
The contention that the senate.
which under the constitution must "ad
vise and consent" to a treaty, cannot
give its advice and consent upon such
terms as it chooses to impose, is, in
my opinion, wholly untenable and con
trary to precedent.
"Ohio Fa-vora League"
The people of Ohio are almost
unanimous for the league of nations
compact," said Senator Pomerene. "The
only ones who oppose it are a few law
yers, and they are not receiving any
encouragement from the great mass of
the people. Speecnes were made by
Mr. Pomerene in many parts of Ohio,
ana tney round tne same favorable sen
timent prevailing wherever he spoke.
Unofficial travelers say almost
without exception that the country
generally believes in the league. The
talk of the leaders will sway the po
litical partisans, but the 2.000,000 vot
ers who do not regard a party flag as
something to be followed blindly are
with the league, even if they are not
with the president.
WAGE RISE GIVEN MINERS
Operators Meet and Vote Workers
Increase of 5 0 Cents.
WALLACE, Idaho, May 21. (Special.)
At a meeting of the mine operators of
this district, held here recently, it wn
voted to increase miners wages by an
additional bonus of 50 cents a day. This
increase makes the bonus $1.25, and
increases the wage to $4.75. The state
ment issued after the meeting ad
"At a meeting of the managers of the
principal operating mines held Jn Wal
lace, it was decided to make an in
crease of 50 cents per day in the bonus
paid to ail employes. Since the redue
tion made in March the bonus has been
75 cents per day. beginning today it
win be fl.za.
"The companies have realized that
the expected decrease in the cost of liv
ing has not taken place. And they real,
ize, also, that conditions have been bur
densome to the employes, particularly
so to the men with families.
Nuraya tea is delicious. Closset, &
Devers, Portland. Adv.
Phone your want ads to The Oreso-
nian. i-none Main 10 if, A 6oo.
,r if cea.
Must Vacate Premises Store
Leased Over Our Heads
"Fern's" Cloak House with its high grade stock of Suits, Coats, Capes, Dolmans and
Dresses, finds itself without a home. All our efforts to find a new location have proved
fruitless. A beautiful stock and fixtures must be sold at once,
To meet our obligation and to realize immediate cash the entire stock and fixtures
must be sold regardless of loss. A bona fide business-quitting sale not a garment reserved.
alff Price audi Lei
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Just a few items quoted, indication of the Bargains we are offering.
Reg. to $35.00
Reg. to $42.50
Reg. to $65.00
Reg. to $30,00
Reg. to $37.50
Reg. to $50.00
Reg. to $15.00 17 A 2
CAPES 4 4 .H:0
1 S25'00 $12.45
s$50:00 . $24.85
Reg. to $35.00 S"1 fj QC
DOLMANS. f . P lO.OO
Reg. to $45.00
Reg. to $60.00 J
Reg. to $25.00 CM f OCj
Reg. to $35.00 (f Q
DRESSES p JLO.OO
Sale Starts Today, Thursday, May 22
a If laniliTflrT? T -a.S j
Near Alder St., Bush & Lane Bldg., Formerly Eilers.
ARTIST 1 FIGURES IN SUIT
TIXPIATJ3 KING SUES FORMER
ACTRESS FOR. DIVORCE.
Wealthy Daniel G. Reld, Thrice Wed,
Seeks Separation From Girl He
Married In Paris.
vrw vfiRK Mir 81. (Special.) A
small, atoop-shouldered Serbian, artist
known as "Captain" faampson xener
noff, who claims to have spent' many
mnn,. in ihn tranches and cam. to
the United States to sell his paintings.
is named in the suit xor aivorce 01 uan
lot n Tteid. "tin ulate klnr." asralnst
his beautiful youns wife. Margaret M.
Carrlere, a former actress ne married
in Paris in 1910. . .
Mrs. Reid, who was Margaret Car
rinr. r Detroit and who was 23 Years
old at the time ef her marriage, is now
at Redwood cjity, uai. one appeared at
the Casino in "A Chinese Honeymoon,"
She is the financier's third wife. The
first rilori ahnut 2U'Veara aero, leavlnc-
a daughter, who is now Mrs. Henry
lopping. nis secona wiie, uiansse
Innsnr H tH In 19A4
"Captain" Tchernoff left the Hotel
Vanderbilt Sunday. He requested his
mail lO D igrwmacu iu iiuioi feiie
view, San Francisco.
Mr. Reid is 61 years old. His for
tune is estimated at J50.000.000. The
Reid home is at 907 Fifth avenue.
OREGON MEN TO DEBATE
Six Students to Participate jn
Alumni Medal Contest.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON". Eugene.
May 21. (Special.) Six nniversity men
have entered the alumni medal contest
in Rebating, which will be held here
next Friday nipht. The -winner will
receive the medal offered annually by
the Alumni association to the best man
debater in college. The six who will
compete are Abraham Rosenberg: of
Portland, who last year won the inter
state oratorical contest; Ralph liolz-
man of Portland, Carlton Savaee of
Waeonda, and Kenneth Armstrong ef
Jefferson, members of last year's de
bating: team: Harvey Tuttle and Dewey
Probst, both of Eugene.
The medal was won last year by
Hugh Brunk of Eufrene. a member of
tha team which debated against the
University of Washington.
BEAVERTON TO HONOR DEAD
Programme and Parade to Observe
BEAVERTON. Or.. May SI. (Spe
cial.) Beaverton will observe Memorl
al day. May SB, with appropriate exer
cises. A committee meeting last night
decided to obtain a speaker and to
arrange a musical programme.
Committees were appointed as fol
low: Music, Miss Goldie Vincent, R. L.
Tucker, Nelson Q. Freeman; speaker.
Rev. G. A. Gray, R. H. Jonas. K. A.
Hendricks; parade, L. R. Lean, R. W.
Cook, Miss Vincent; programme, t-. II.
Davis, George R. W. Roberts, M. S.
Karnes; decorations, Mrs. Hattle Bruce,
Mrs. Ada Teal "Wilson, Misses Jessie
I.teser, Gladys Legs, Merle Davies, Elva
Rossi, Oma Emmons.
The parade will consist of members
of the G. A. R., the Spanish War Vet
erans, soldiers who wore the olive-drab
and members of local organizations, in
cluding the Honor Guard, Boy Scouts.
Campfire Girls and Oregon militia.
JUDGE DEFENDS CONVICTS
BoUe Jurist Pleads for Square Deal
BOISE, Idaho, May 21. (Special.)
Inmates In the Idaho state penitentiary
Ehould be given greater consideration
and extended a helping band rather
than condemned at every turn. This
is the opinion of Judge Charles P. Mc
Carthy, of the third judicial district
court, as expressed in an address given
here this week.
"People," he said, "seem to insist
upon visiting upon the unfortunate
man who has been discharged or pa
roled not only tha punishment by a
term in prison, but aUo fastens upon
him the stigma of a life of ostracism,
suspicion and lack of kindly feeling
We have softened our Instruments of
torture, but our attitude is much the
feme as in olden times. We save the
byproducts in industry and secure
wonderful reyults. How much more
pieeious Is a human life. People for
get that the man who goes to prison
comes out a better man and is entitled
to a new ttart in life.'
Thes tales in which women now hac
presidential suffrage control almost
half the votes in the party conventions
and 40 per cent f the electoral cnllear,.
5i u3 o $&
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SOLDIERS' PRIZE DANCE
Cotillion Hall, Thursday, May 22
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