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PORTLAND, MAT 15, 1921
REV S OW OF JAPAN'S
Important Far East Confer
ence Is Called.
ASIA PRESENTS PROBLEMS
Evacuation of Siberia, Shantung
and Island Mandates Among
Matters to Be Settled.
TOKKIO, May 14. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Examination of Japan's
position relative to the entire field
of questions affecting the Far East is
the object ef a colonial conference to
be held here soon, according to
authoritative information. This con
ference, which possibly may remodel
Japan's policy in Siberia and in
China, will be attended by the high
est Japanese civil and military of
ficials holding positions in China, Si
beria, Korea, Shantung, Kwangtung
One of the principal subjects to be
considered is said to be the complete
military evacuation of Siberia.
Forecasts of the work of the con
ference also emphasize the importance
placed upon the question of Shantung,
in which China persists in declining
to enter into negotiations for the
restoration to her of that district.
In an attempt to hasten a solution
1 of the question, it is said, Japan may
decide to withdraw her troops from
the Tsinan Fu railroad, but reports
that this country intends to release
the entire peninsula of Shantung un
conditionally are authoritatively de
scribed as nonsensical, as Japan prob
ably will insist that Tslngtau be made
an international port.
' IT. 8. Attitude Considered.
There is said to be no possibility
of recognition being given the South
Chinese government at Canton of
which Dr. Sun Yat Sen is president.
There are indications also the Japan
is seriously examining the possibility
of a trade agreement with the far
eastern republic, which has its seat
of government at Chita.
America's attitude toward Japan's
activities in the far east is deeply
occupying the Japanese, who appar
eently are trying to understand what
significance lies behind the recent
note sent to the powers by Secretary
of State Hughes relative to the dis
position of mandates over islands in
Endeavors will be made, it is de
clared, to determine America's exact
intentions in the far east, and Japan
is said to be disposed frankly to out
line her own attitude. The foreign
office declines to discuss the visit
to America of Admiral Uriu, who is
a close friend of Secretary of State
Hughes and Secretary of War Weeks.
Aula 'ow First Corn-era.
The trend of public discussion here,
relative to relations between America
and Japan, is distinctly away from the
immigration problem and toward the
vaster field of Asia, it being believed
that an understanding on Asiatic
matters is urgently needed.
Emphasizing this view. Count
Soyejlma, a liberal member of the
house of peers, has begun a series of
articles on relations between Japan
and America, with the avowed purpose
of throwing such light on the situa
tion as may lead to an adjustment. He
dismissed the California question as a
"local difficulty," but insisted that
potential causes of trouble exist on
"If the United States, with her enor
mous wealth and astounding power,"
he says,1 "should oppress Japan, it
would be impossible for Japan to
maintain the peace, despite all her ef
forts to do so, because her security
would be endangered."
IXTERX.4TIOXAI PORT URGED
Japan Has Plans for Solution of
WASHINGTON, T. C, May 14.
(By the Associated Press.) Estab
lishment of an international port at
Tsingtau is contemplated by the Japa
nese government as soon as it can
induce the government of China to
undertake negotiations for the re
linquishment of Japanese control
over the entire province of Shantung,
it was explained today in Japanese
Internationalization of the port is
insisted upon by Japan, it was ex
plained, because maintenance of a
distinctive Japanese settlement at
Tsingtau might invite demands from
the other maritime powers for sim
ilar concessions. It was said that it
would be impossible to assign sepa
rate quarters in Tsingtau to the half
dosen maritime powers, correspond
ing to their holdings in such open
ports as Shanghai, for instance, for
the reason that the port of Tsingtau
is entirely too small to admit of such
The Japanese propose to settle the
question of control over this mixed
settlement by inviting the Chinese
government to establish a gen
darmerie with sufficient strength to
insure their ability to keep off the
bands of bandits which swarm in
per Silesia. Besides, there is noth- J
ing of the sort m nis speecn.
This reference to Mr. Lloyd George
was M. Briand's reply to an inquiry
as to what he thought of the speech
of the British premier yesterday
LO-XDOX PAPERS ARE DIVIDED
Lloyd George's Stand Foils to Win
Support at Home.
LONDON, May 14. Premier Lloyd
George's denunciation of the Polish
revolt in Silesia in the house of com
mons yesterday failed of unanimous
support from London newspapers to
The Dally Express commended the
prime minister's honesty, courage and
statesmanship, and insisted Poland
"must be taught she cannot be al
lowed to become a disturbing ele
ment in Europe."
The Daily News held that Poland
was "fatally and irretrievably In the
The Daily. Chronicle, usually a
staunch supporter of Mr. Lloyd
George, said it "would take the situ
ation more tragically, but for the
defiance of the allies by Mustajflia
Kamal Pasha, leader of the Turkish
nationalists; Gabriels D'Annunzio,
who occupied Fiume for more than
a year, and General Zellgouski, whose
Polish 'irregulars' are still holding
Mr. Lloyd George was charged with
"bitter partisanship, intense dislike
of Poland, pusillanimous fear of
Germany and ignorance of European
politics" by the Morning Post.
PLOS CHARGED TO GERMANS
FRANCE THREATENS WAR
(ContlnuPd Krom First Page.
"has returned without reserve to the
supreme council. Her voice may be
heard and her ideas will be received
with the greatest favor."
Premier Briand in his statement re
counted the circumstances undef
which the disturbances broke out
among the Polish miners in Upper
Silesia, upon the rapid spread of re
ports that the allies had decided to
award all the mining and industrial
areas to Germany regardless of the
plebiscite result, the disturbances be
ing followed by a strike which soon
involved th entire industrial basin
In much violence.
"The French government," contin
ued M. Briand, "protests with the
greatest energy against all mislead
ing or false statements tending to
represent it as having failed in its
"When the documents are made
public It will be seen that It accom
plished its task in the best possible
Germans Are Blamed.
"The Germans are trying to force
developments. It is possible that
Germany may intervene in her turn
in Upper Silesia. It would be an er
ror upon her part. She would pro
voke the most formidable eventual
ities. "Francec ould not remain disinter
ested and not an ally would author
ize the entry of German troops into
"Mr. Lloyd George has Interpreted
the situation from his viewpoint, but
we are free countries, great countries,
which can talk to each other face to
face. The British premier cannot
alone take the initiative of author
ising German troops to penetrate Up-
Red Flag Accused of Treason Be
cause of Allegations.
BERLIN, May 14. Allegations of
high treason are made in proceedings
by. the ministry of defense against the
radical newspaper Rote Fahne (red
flag) as the result of publication by
that paper of a series of documents
bearing on the situation in Silesia.
These documents are alleged to prove
that the German military administra
tion had planned an invasion of the
Upper Silesian plebiscite area last Oc
tober and had plotted the 'assassina
tion of Adalbert Korfanty.
Collapse of the Polish revolt in Up
per Silesia is expeced in authoritative
quarters there, according to a special
dispatch from Breslau. Important
conferences are in progress and it is
believed that Adalbert Korfanty,
leader of the Poles, has lost his fight
to secure Upper Silesia for Poland.
The retirement of Prince Hatzfeld,
German member of the inter-allied
commission at Oppeln, is attributed
to inability on the part of the allied
forces to halt the advance of Kor
AID GJVEX ERMAXY, VIEW
France Will Xot Allow Her Hand
to Be Forced, Says Paper.
PARIS, May 14. Newspapers of
this city today expressed deep regret
and considerable surprise over the
address yesterday by Prime Minister
Lloyd George in the British houtse of
commons, during which he severely
The Petit Parisien declared Mr.
Lloyd George was "playing the game
of Germany, and denied the truth
of the assertion that the Indigenous
population of upper Silesia was Ger
man. "France does not permit her hand
to be ' forced," declared the Echo de
Paris, "and will not permit the In
dustrial district which has come to
her eastern ally to be taken away
Present German Regime Held
Insult to People.
PERILS NOT YET PASSED
German Honor Declared to Be at
Low. Ebb .and World Skepti-
cism Fully Justified.
OIL QUEST UNREWARDED
Standard Company May Abandon
ABERDEEN. Wash., May 14. (Spe
cial.) The Standard Oil company an
nounces abandonment, for the time
at least, of operations at the Moclips
well, which has reached a depth of
slightly more than 3800 feet, accord
ing to a statement made tonight by
A. S. Palmer, superintendent of op
erations. Drilling will continue at the. Pacific
Beach well for three or four months,
according to Palmer, unless oil in
paying quantities is found before that
time. If oil is found at Pacific Beach
work on the Moclips well will be re
sumed. If oil is not struck at Pacific
Beach both operations will be dis
continued, he said.
Drilling at Pacific Beach is at a
standstill on account of cementing
operations, which will require a week
to set. The Pacific well is down
CAMP GROUNDS ACQUIRED
Baptists Purchase Large Tract for
ST. HELENS. Or., May 14. (Spe
cial.) A deal involving the purchase
of about seven acres of the north end
of the Sommarstrom shipyard at Co
lumbia City practically has been
closed. The purchasers, the American
Baptist association, have made a sub
stantial deposit and an abstract of
the property is being made.
It was reported that the associa
tion would use the preporty for a
summer camp ground and possibly
later establish a home for aged per
sons. On the property are several good
dwellings and also two large build
ings which weere used as boarding
houses when the yard was in opera
tion. The purchase price was about
BY MAXIMILIAN HARDEN,
Gcrmany'H Foremost Publicist.
(Copyright, lP-'l. by The OreKonian.)
BERLIN, May 14. (Special by
Wireless.) During the progress of.
tne world war, which apparently had
no perils greater than those of what
is now termed "peace' President Wil
son insisted upon distinguishing
always between the German people
and the imperial German government.
Mr. -Wilson's persistence in making
that distinction eventually drove the
Hohenzollerns from power in the
great German empire. That distinc
tion, let me say, is even more real
today, perhaps, than when Wilhelm
adorned the Wllhelmstrasse.
Anyone who supposes that our pro
forma republic, as it exists today,
represents what the German people
expected would follow the revolutions
which helped to bring the disastrous
war of the Hohenzollerns. the Hln-
denburgs and the Ludendorffs to a
close, made a grave error.
The people beheld this "republican
government at the allied conference
at Spa, at Paris and at London, plead
ing poverty and rejecting as beyond
all capacity to pay the reduced bills
which the allies presented, while neg
lecting to make any but the most im
pudent and arrogant offers of its own
as to what Germany felt she was able
Republican" Regime Lashed.
What a travesty to behold this "re
publican" regime of ours defending
those whom the people of Germany
banished in disgrace and maintaining
the entire" innocence in war of the
imperial German government!
The people of Germany and of the
world have had to listen while this
"republican" government slandered
France as a beggar exploiting her
sores. And, finally, we have had to
submit to an appeal by this "repub
lican" government to the United
States an appeal so obviously insin
cere that the world's conscience re
volted in its contemplation.
After all this parade, afterall these
whines, after all these threats and
lies, this same "republican" regime
signs a document promising to pay a
sum much larger than the one it
originally declared to be impossible
Our "republican" government must
have known it would eventually have
to come to this. Therefore, why has
it seized every available opportunity
since the treaty of Versailles was
signed some two years ago to be
smirch the good name of the German
people? Why has it followed a de
spicable course which could only re
suit in deepening the world's belief
in German insincerity?
Honor Declared Ebbing.
It Is lamentable to admit that this
belief of insincerity exists. But is it
any wonder that the world today.
after the worful exhibitions of the
last few weeks on the part of our
"republican" government, is more
skeptical than ever?
Tt is any wonder that public opin
ion, even among the masses of th'
German people, is bewildered an
flabbergasted by such kaleidoscopic
Viiph am T rprret to SAT It. Ger
man honor is at a lower ebb today
than it was in the iateiui year
Just as in the old days, when our
rulers believed honor to De aynony
mn.ie. nlfH o rnn'O Tit nffpnnfflrV. SO tO
day the noisy minorities are creating
a similar impression.
Unless German honor, In this tim
. Acinic, K 1. 11 TT1 il S a TJfll 1111 Is TV All
wholehearted fulfillment of promise
and of duty, German honor will be but
a gaudy escutcheon at a funeral pro
ELECTRICALMEN TO MEET
Eugene Plane Entertainment for
Visitors In June.
EUGENE, Or., May 14. (Special.)--
Eugene will entertain the- 10th annual
convention of the Oregon electrical
contractors and dealers June 13 and
14, according' to announcement of
F. R. Whittlesey, secretary of the as
sociation. who was here from Port
land yesterday to confer with the
local committee, of which L. B. Sig-
wart is chairman.
It is expected that between 75 and
100 members of the association will
be here. Included in the programme
will be a banquet, a golf tournament
on the country club links and a fish
ing trip .up the McKenzie river.
Other than the usual business trans
acted by the Convention, it is an
nounced that the newly organized
Northwest Electric Service league
will be one of the main topics for
discussion. This league has recently
been organized in the states of Ore
gon and Washington and is a combi
nation of lighting, companies, dealers
Ferry Interests Prosser.
PROSSER, Wash., May 14. (Spe
cial.) Headed by officials of the mu
nicipal government and of the Com
munity club, 50 Prosser business men
went to Patterson yesterday to par
ticipate in the exercises incident to
the opening of the new ferry service
across the Columbia. The ferry lands
on the Oregon shore near the town of
Irrlgon and there connects with the
Columbia river highway and provides
a convenient auto route between
Portland and cities of the lower Yak
ima valley. '
Roturians Go to Seaside.
ASTORIA, Or., May 14. (Special.)
A party of about 125 Rotarians
from ortland, Salem and Vancouver
arrived here by automobile this af
ternoon and accompanied by a large
delegation of local members of the
organization went to Seaside, where
all visitors will spend Sunday:
MINER BATTLE RAGES
(Continued From First Page.)
powered Secretary Weeks of the war
department to promulgate it should
later information indicate that it was
The bell in the cathedral of St.
Stephen, Vienna, weighing 39,096
pounds, is made from ISO pieces of
cannon taken from the Turks.
S. & H. green stamps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co., coal and wood. Main
253 660-21 Adv.
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White or Ivory Enamel
THE FOIR PIECES AT EDWARDS
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Of all the suites displayed on the third floor.
Lfl there's none so popular as this simple but stylish
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7 not Is a special low price on this
tTable and 6 Solid Oak Chairs
$S CASH ai.BO WEEK.
Notice the heavy pedestal base, it's all
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angle-Iron braces under the seats against
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That ever popular Hand-Ruibbed Wax
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Walnut or Mahogany
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Of all periods, you'll no doulvt egrre, there's noti
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' A Dancer of Ability. ' -
Remember. Mr. Be Honey has de
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Very Beautiful Period Mahogany
Library Tables Reduced to
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Simmons Beds and Springs
Toove seen them advertised so extensively of late
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