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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 38, 1910.
HI SIGNATURE RESTS
ON PLACE IN LEAGUE
Germans Demand Plebiscite in
Disputed Territories. .
YANKEES ON RHINE ALERT
Ucrlin Kcply to Allied Terms to Be
Presented Soon Peace Army of
100,000 Is Sought.
BERLIN, May 26. (By the Associat
ed Press.) The question whether Ger
many will sign tne peace treaty or not,
it was believed here tonight, depends
altogether on whether the allied and
associated powers win agree to a
plebiscite in alt disputed territories
and the reception of Germany into the
Jeague of nations as a member with
o.i equal -ote.
Both these issues are made the cardi
nal features of the German reply,
which has been approved by the cabi
net and Count Von Brockdorf f-Rantzau
and his associates, and which is being
put into shape for presentation within
the next 36 hours. " '
Allien Plan for Emergency.
The reply, in general, will reaffirm
the adherence of Germany to .the prin
ciples laid down in the armistice .con
ditions and will lay especial weight on
the right of self-determination which
Germany is winins to grant to all con
tested sections of her frontiers. The
allies also will be asked to abide by
the decision of a popular vote in Aus
tria on the question of a union with
COBLENZ, May 26. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) General Fayolle. group
commander of two French armies of
occupation, arrived here today for a
hurried conference with Lieutenant
General Hunter Liggett regarding the
emergency plans of tha allies in the
event the Germans refuse to sign the
terms of peace.
Tank! Prepare lor Advance.
The activity ambng the troops within
the bridgehead areas has been more
marked during the last few days than
at any time since they reached the
Khine. The American doughboys are
preparing for action, sme of them stat
ing that in the near future "they will
probably be moving in the direction of
Brandenburg gate. Berlin, or toward
the statue of liberty tin New York harbor."
of Sergeant Hobart M." Bird of 662
Sergeant Bird was wounded In a bat
tle in Death Valley during the
Chateau-Thierry drive, but refused the
admonition of members of his organ
isation to move back of the lines for
medical attention. Instead Sergeant
Bird Jumped in and for several hours
aided in bringing other wounded men
from the field and refused all proffers
of medical aid until the other wounded
men had .been cared for.
The 29 croix de guerre awarded by
the French government to members of
batteries A and B were for exceptional
bravery and service under enemy fire.
A large number of the members of
the organization were given regimental
citations for particular acts of heroism,
and in addition every member of bat
teries A and B has the "decoration"
for having been In the hottest engage
ments of the world war.
EstiMlm' I.oaBcM Liisht.
Both Oregon ' batteries which re
turned yesterday" were exceptionally
fortunate in lo casualties and ex
tremely low record in the number of
men lost. Battery -A lost five men
killed in action, one from sickness be
fore the organization reached France,
and 32 wounded, later recovering.
Battery B lost one officer and six
men in battle and also had a large
number of wounded men. Both bat
teries had many men ill from influ
enza and other diseases because of
low resistance due to privations dur
intr the engagements. Battery A. lost
no men from sickness in trance, dui
Battery ,B was not so fortunate, losing
Battery A Is the veteran military
organization of the state of Oregon
and has answered every call for service
since 1 it first came Into existence
February 5. 1865. Battery B was or
ganized through the concerted efforts
of former members of Battery A and
was accepted for service by the gov
ernment July 2o, 1917.
Camp Mills Remembered,
The two organizations left Portland
on September 11, 1917. for Camp
Greene, where they were trained for
one month. The men were then sent
to Camp Mills for another month's
stay, and the next move took them to
Camp Merritt, where they remained
from December 11 to January 10.
The men have not yet forgotten
Camp Mills, one member of the or
ganization saying that Camp Merritt
seemed like a paradise to them after
a month's stay at Mills. It was the
conditions at Camp Mills which sen
a volley of protest from officials and
citizens of Oregon to the Oregon dele
gation in congress In the winter of
On January 11. 1918. the two Oregon
batteries, together with the reroajnde
of the 147th field artillery, sailed from
New York on the White Star liner
Olympic, reaching Liverpool on Jan
uary 19. Following short stays in sev
eral rest camps in England, the men
were sent to Havre, France. There
the regiment was split into sections
and sent to various artillery schools
Batteries Lone in Action.
Batteries A and B went into battle
June 10 and performed front line
service continuously until November
11, 1918, then the armistice was signed.
During that time they participated in
five different campaigns Toul, Alsace,
second battle of the Marne (Chateau
Thiery), Juvigny and the Meuse-
RED LEADERS FLEE
WITH STATE FUNDS
Heavy Firing Is Heard in Direc
tion of Petrograd.
ALLIES TO FEED REFUGEES
Two Companies of Americans, Mov-
lng Against Korolcvets, Target
of Bolshevik Gunners.
STOCKHOLM. May 28. (By the As
sociated Press.) The sound of a heavy
bombardment has been heard within
the last few days in the direction of
Petrograd and Kronstadt. acording to
advices received from Viborg.
The advices report a panic among the
bolshevik leaders in Petrograd, a num
ber of whom, it is asserted, have fled
with state funds.
Petrograd, according to report, is in
the hands of Chinese, Lett and Finnish
reds, who are said to have mastered
the soviet authorities after heavy
street fighting. Workmen are patrol
ling the workmen s district to prevent
the Chinese from pillaging.
The bolshevik! have placarded the
city, threatening to execute the bour-
geoise class if they are compelled to
leave the former capital.
WASHINGTON, May 27. Capture of
Peterhof, 16 miles west of Petrograd,
on tne uuit oi Finland, by the army
of the Northern Russian government.
probably assisted by British naval
forces, was reported to -he state de
partment today in Swedish press re
ports. The Stockholm Tidningen points
out that the report presages the fall j
of Petrograd in the near future.
While expressing the belief that the
capture of the town of Peterhof may
be slightly premature, the Stockholm
paper points out that Its loss by the
bolshevik forces means the isolation
of Petrograd from Kronstadt, from
which the bolshevik warships have
Machine Qui Are Mounted.
Fugitives from Petrograd arriving in I
Heisingfors have reported that ma
chine guns have been placed on tha
roofs of houses in Petrograd and that
hostages have been taken in large numbers.
A Libau dispatch received today said
Riga was captured last Thursday
through the co-operation of Lettish.
troops and German Baltic guards.
BERLIN, May 26. (By the Associ
ated Press.) The German reply to the
allied peace terms will agree that the
German army shall be 100.000 men on a
noar-A footlnsr. but will urge that this
nn n-enrA until fnnriftinnR I ArgOnne,
are thoroughly stabilized Tne Meuse-Argonne. which was a
are thoroughly staDinzea. terrific allied offensive, executed In
Germany to Aak Frontier Patrol. American style, was the final drive of
Germany will request the right to I the wa.r, covering a period of 44 days
keep a sufficient force moouizea, unless l 0f hard fighting without rest or re
the allies will assume responsibility ief. Four officers and 20 men of the
for maintaining order on all newly Oregon ba"tteries were recommended
created frontiers or cn such as are Ior and received the croix de guerre,
menaced, if they remr.in Intact. a result of exceptional service ren-
The Germans will send another note dered at Juvigny. The remainder or
to Premier Clemenceau in connection
with the -economic .terms of the peace
treaty, the Vossische Zeitung says it
The note will point out that the al
lied claim, that more, than 12,000,000
tons of shipping were destroyed by
German submarines is not true, be
cause more than half of the shipping
was sunk by legal cruiser warfare.
The Germans, the paper adds, will also
the French decorations came as a re-
ult- of service in the last drive.
The 147th field artillery was cited
three times by the French for extraor
dinary service and seven times In
American orders for meritorious serv
Three Get French Grouses.
The officers who received the French
war cross were Captain James b. Gay
Jr. of Portland, who. according to army
!eclare that the allied reply to the first reports previously issued, will also re
German note on, the economic terms rfli,, the distinguished service cross:
shows a misunderstanding of the agri- I Captain Richard J. Dorer of Bellalre,
cultural needs of Germany.
Coal Losa to lie Protested.
Obiection will also be made to the
loss of coal which the treaty woud
imposa on Germany.
HAMBURG. May 26. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) A movement for the
separation of Rhenish Prussia from the
rest of Germany is showing positive re
sults, according to a Dusseldorf dis
patch to the Fremdenblatt. Fifty thou
sand voters In the city of Aix-la-Chap-
Ue and the immediate neighborhood
have signed a petition demanding es-
" tablishment of a West German free
PARIS. May 27. (Havas.) The coun
cil of four of the peace conference at
vesterdav's session ratified the decision
of the supreme economic council that
the blockade of Hungary snouia De
maintained until a government based
on the expression of the free popular
will had been formed in that country.
O.. who was twice cited, and Lieuten
ant Arthur G. Bergstrom of Minne
The enlisted men or Battery a, some
of whom have not yet been discharged
from hospitals in France, but some of
whom returned yesterday, who received
the French decorations are faergeant
James H. Heffron, chief of staff, of
Portland: Sergeant Ayres H. Larrabee,
nrivate. first class: Phillip T. Lee, Ser
geant David Levy. Corporal waiter
McCrum. Corporal Carlyle Odgers, Gun
ner Thomas E. Pitts, all of Portland;
Charles M. Dalby. Vincent P. Hensen
of Fresno, Cal., and Edward Hardy of
Portland. Sergeant Floyd Young, who
was killed in action was awarded
croix de guerre, posthumously,
Official Recognition Noted.
The members of Battery B who re
ceived official recognition for extraor
dinary service were Captain James S
Gav Jr.. Sergeant "Warren L. Cooper,
Sergeant Earl C. Kieselhorst, Sergeant
Frank B. Ritchey. Corporal Koy
Stone. Corporal Claude T. Sunderland,
nDTPnU'O f"lAM UCI rfilUlPn private, first class; Arthur Anderson.
UntUUlK O utwwiiii.i Ernest L. Reck, all of Portland: Corpor
al Charles E. Stoddard, Falls City, Or.:
: , .v. sergeani r rancn w . numuo, nuioiraiu
itcurea mu ":r'-, corporal Edgar C. Morford, Forest
croix de guerre maKe - - - . ot
any organization and that'. command of ba.tterv
t nitirtn t am told that so B during its entire service in the -var,
UHILZ). ill ttVIWwVi
PARIS, May 27. (By the Associated
Press.) The cduncll of four and Japan
have offered Admiral Kolchak, head
of the Omsk government, money and
supplies to maintain the all-Russian
government provided he promises to
hold elections for a constituent assem
bly as soon as he reaches Moscow, or.
if conditions are too disturbed to hold
elections, to reconvoke the former con
Allies to Feed Petrograd.
The proviso also carries with It the
necessity for Kolchak to recognise the
Independence of Poland and Finland
and to come to an amicable arrange
ment with other existing governments
in Russia regarding their future status
within or without the future Russian
LONDON, May 27. (By the Associate
ed Press.) The allied and associated
powers have made arrangements to
feed Petrograd and render assistance
to the starving population after the
expulsion of the bolshevik!. Herbert
C. Hoover, the head of the allied relief.
has the details in hand. It is hoped that
relief will be in the city within 36
hours after the bolshevik withdrawal.
VLADIVOSTOK, May 26. Sunday
morning two companies of American
troops were moved against Korolevets
village, where it had been reported the
bolshevlkl were mobilizing with the In
tention of destroying the railroad near
Reds Fire on Americans.
The Americana were fired upon from
the hills by the Red Guard, but suf
fered no casualties. A dien of the
reds were killed. Including a staff of
ficer. Three were captured. There
were 200 reds In the firing line.
The American morale-was high. The
American command is taking full
measures for the protection of the rail-
ay and the operation of all trains
OREGON CANDIDATES FAIL
THIRD DISTRICT NOT Rf PRE I
SEXTED AT ANNAPOLIS.
Representative McArthur Dislikes
Method of Appointing Cadets
well did the boys of ?f-f"e a anc in j;-,,-,,. as a prlvate ln battery A
perform th-t the oln th. rei- I Mexican trouble and went
iment. himself a South Dakota man, border as company clerk. His
turned the regimental colors over to l u , :.. . v....
i rise was rftpiu anu wiibh vo.i.lcij'
the Oregon units lor saie yiuS ana org.anled ne was BeCond lieutenant
preservation. . battery A. He was transferred to
Hobart M. Bird Distinguished. battery B as first lieutenant, and re
The only distinguished service cross ceived his commission as captain in
awarded in tne entire mm iieia France.
nrtillerv regiment hangs on the breast! Captain Charles L. Johnson of bat
tery A is also a Portland man and has
long been identified wltn tne Oregon
national guard. His popularity with
his men was attested when he asked
( that speeches be made short ln order
that the men might eat.
Pictures of the "boys taken on their
arrival ln Portland will be found in The
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash-
ington. May 27. Representative Mc
Arthur has been informed that all
f the candidates whom he re
cently appointed for the two va-
ancies at the United State Naval
academy from the Third Orejron dis
trict, failed to qualify in their final
.. V. .. h .1 I I . will
therefore be without representation THREE NATIONS TO SEND EXPE-
In these reconstruction
days men and women lead
ers are needed - who literally
have "iron in their blood."
i'eptiron " combines lron-nux-
. pepsin, in true medicinal form.
Gives strength of iron to the
: blood, nerves and digestion,
.- freshens the complexion, red
dens pale cheeks, gives the good
cheer of health, reduces danger
from colds and exposure. Re
1 member the name, Peptiron.
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INLAND EMPIRE LUMBER UP
Increase of $2 Per Thousand Due
to Advance on Coast.
SPOKANE. Wash., May 27. (Spe
cial.) Lumber prices in the Inland
Empire were advanced - per tnou
sand, and the increase co.vers western
nine and Idaho white pine, the former
in grades of No. 3 and better and the
latter in grades Nos. 4 and 5.
Larch and fir in No. 3 common and
better is raised 2. No. 4 common
also affected by the same raise. White
fir is raised correspondingly.
It will be recalled that six week
or two months ago we reduced our
prices in the Inland Empire to compete
with the coast." earn J. tr. mojoiancK,
president of the McGoldrlck Lumber
company. "This raise is merely an aa
lustment ot the prices to meet tne aa
varices which have taken place on the
coast since that time.
. "The present demand . for lumber
warrants an advance sufficient
cover the cost of production. I cannot
sav whether or not there will be
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MANY TO WATCH ECLIPSE
Prince's Island. Africa, and In Brazil
to watch the phenomenon.
DITIOXS TO SOUTHLAND.
Solar Phenomenon Thursday Will
Be Visible ln Chile, Bolivia,
Brazil and on Oceans.
until June, 1920, prior to which time
an examination will be held for the
purpose of determining- new appointees.
I am thoroughly disgusted wuij tne
prevailing- method of appointing- mld-
hipmen to the united States Naval
academy, and cadets to the United
States Military academy," said Mr. McArthur.
'Tha nrftfient method of annolntinsr
cadets and midshipmen is unsatisfac-1 BAN JOSE, Cal., May 27. (Special.)
tory, and I am of the belief that the 1 A.trnnnmleal expeditions from three
land grant and other military training countrles will view the total , solar
Z J "-L, " vi. .1 eclipse which will occur Thursday, May
academies, and that the cream of the 2. according to a statement Issued by
graduating classes from our colleges 1 W. W. Camp Den, oirocior oi u
and universities should be appointed I servatory.
to the naval and military academies, I -The shadow path mill cross central-
each state being entitled to appoint- , central America, the Atlantic
ments in accordance with the popula- ' . r.-.v.ii
tlon. The whole matter should be taken nd Africa, says Dr. Campbell.
nt of the hand of conrmi and there 'The total phase ot the eclipse will
hnnlri he no eon rreesional annoint- I horin about sunrise in the racmo
ments. Members of congress are elect- I ocean off tha coast of Northern Chile.
ed to legislate, ana tney snouia n re-1 Th. moon's shadow will pass over
lleved of such duties as appointing . Lapas in Bolivia, northeasterly
the showina made by the young men I Amerlcca at longitude :0 west, jati
of my district, who have competed for I tude :0 south, and will pass over the
the naval examinations since I have I c, pul rocks a few hundred miles
COURT POSITION ACCEPTED
J. B. Bridges to Be on Washington
ABERDEEN". Wash.. May 27 (Spe
cial.) J. B. Bridges today telegraphed
to Acting Governor Hart his acceptance
of the offer by the governor of a
place on the state supreme court bench
to fill out the unexpired term of Jus
tice Chadwlck. resigned. The term of
Justice Chadwlck extends to January,
1921, which will give Mr. Bridges
been a member of congress. With two ,h o( the COast of Brasll a:
exceptions these men have failed miser-I . . -,, f . na
ably in their final examinations, and pass off the eirth rt iubmi s jl
without represen- between tne norin i
ti. Th, and the mainland ot Africa.
S- & H. green stamps for cash,
llolman Fuel Co.. Main 353, A 33S3.
Rtnrkwnnri. nhort slabwood. Rock
Springs and Utah coal; sawdust. Adv gress will make the desired change."
NDRATA TEA is GOOD TEA. Closest I Phone your want ads to The Orego
& Devers. Portland:: Adv. J nian. Fhona Maiu 7070, A 6095.
the -district has been
tation much of tha
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competitive examinations. on the west coast of Afrlca and about
i -.u.ui .i t j i i minutes at Lapas. Bolivia.
o,U:i.a iiuuniiiuiiivii ouvuiii uj " ... . r .
chosen along the lines which I have "Proba Bl 1 m es ar e, n xav oro a ci-.r
suggested herein and I hope that con- y CMle and Bolivia, but there.
year and seven months to serve prior
to the regular general state election.
The acceptance of the appointment
means the removal of Mr. and Mrs.
Bridges from Aberdeen to Olympla. Mr.
Bridges will take his seat on the bench
soon after June 1.
Centralla Elks to Celebrate.
CENTRA L.I A. Wash, May 27. (Spe
cial.) Centralla lodge of Elks today
announced that the programme for the
plcnjc at Offuts lake on Memorial day
will include dancing afternoon and eve
ning. -land and water sports and a band
concert. Numerous prizes have been
donated by Centralla merchants. An in-
a 1 vitation has been extended to Tacoma,
Seattle and Olympia Elks and their
families to attend the event. The com
mittee in charge of the day is composed
of E. Z. Pennington. C. L- Stlcklin. W.
B. Hastings. U H. Rhodes and O. H.
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