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nMhSTn rL;ltT7M)- 318 : ' HALl'IM, OlHtiOX, THt'ltSilAy MOIl.MXJ, JA.NL'AHY !Ot 191M. . , . , . MUCH FIVU CX.M
fvm; Don't Make Di$-
! -:rsb!e Peace 1" Cry
Y;::?i as Leon Trotzky
.r.zztdi to Brest-Litovik
HI Ii7 NEGOTIATIONS
: irad Gloomiest in iOO
rs-Food Short; Crime
r.fc:Tr.OGKAI), Tuesday, Jan. b.-
i tie HnflRian pearo-delf gates pass
i a! on? the way to renew the nego
tiations wltfc the Germans th Ru-
:aa troop in the trencheH near
Imt -Utotsk urged ' upon TroUkl,
t . j J herlkl foreign minister:. "He
doa't make a disboliorable
A :;. pitch detailing this and. other
l.rrrtant '-facts, was received at
I :,:jv tW T'OlshevIkl hetidquarters
f 4 tfternoon. Trotzky replied to
t: urgln?: "We did not overthrow
r to bow to German Imperial
Xefral Wac VantL :
; lenor of the dispatch indlcat
t the Russians would continue
t upon the transfer ; of the
:.ccto a neutral state la or-
aia more publicity, which the
:s eoosidcr extremely import
r!shevlkl headquarters fs
r - if telegraph the cotkments
. i rmin press, among: others
t : cf the Frankfurter Zeitung,
? ia.an editorial declares that
c r.y should enthesitate to move
. I s.'trence elsewhere, as the
::3 of place was no roek on
:':, ti treak off thl most Jmport-
I ) dp!cgates of Ukraine confer.
: j .torday at Rrest-Lltovsk with
o s iuvikl delegates and reaehwd
, 5 .? - i r.icnt- whereby the Russian
ritics consent to consider Ukra-
i - n Independent factor In maklnj
fnn m, its leaders deem ad-
i v.:th th Germans.
I IMeTntes in femin. v
' ri:AM. Jan. The lad-
ff tho delegations representing
i t.'A fhe central powers held a
l : ,':;ary dJscsjsalon yer-terday, dls
; : of questions, of procedure, a
u h from IJrest-LItovsk reports.
T:. noting- wss- attended by Lon
1i vt,y, Uolxhevikl forengn imln-is-
t r; Dr. von Kuehlmann, German for
( f ; i mlridter; Count Cxernln, Austro
' li-ia foreign -'minister. an4
'i-' -at Dey, Turkish grand vizier. - A
I iry suasion of tho, delegates was
1 - npfl for this morning. , ..'i it
IVrogMd In C31omy. .
LONDON. Jan. t. The situation
Fetrograd Is depicted IntJie mott
thorny colors by the correspondent
tf the Times, who In a statement
Iafpd Monday, the Russian Chrlsl
aas, sys that no Christmas in 300
Jrars has been celebrated with ssuch
tragic circumstances. Petrograd, he
a'is. Is full or dirt,, disorder and
crime. . ... , M v .
Burglary,; robbery and murder in
the moft audacious forms prevail to
aa extent hitherto nnknowri and
there is no police or other authority
to appeal. . i ; j -
r.Kxf Seanitjr ApilUnjj. f i
. 'od situation Is very critical,
i sL-!l?f jftio -jpears; to- be
' n tinMronnpr
:C!ITAKE !l '
sy Seeks Place in British
Adiince Post But Is -
DnvenOut 1 I :
r. . nvAn tTMMAUY i 1 -nn
feather ontfitti's to prevail
w most of the bajor hettln fronts.
' t nevertheless heavy artillery
i , T? r.P P-cdlng ani at severKl
irJ '"'wtty attacks. of small
,,ryrftn.'LTn tn rSrrlcd out.
In one of .these ma
'T il rs hlth "Pparently was more
ILL Vnatnre of r!i t&n an t-
Jargc- fires, entered the
vIlJ "lL'l,,Bf V north of the
i prea-staien raOway, but later were
forced ont hr counter-attack. On
mnua St. Mlhlel salient south
. ..l of Verdun, which hai Invcrlhed
-?viI,,pw?,W-n-thebttli line aln
the earlr .
,?Tc ?ded German positions
, miM trout, destroyinsr tho jo-ill-
..l"4 turned o their own
. h ,71 r.rl?oners and t sonve
n aching nns "The Of man war of
a, H Mw-rVeneh surcrtl in
tvtflina German position but -ays
- witp "j?eiea irom tnem
a cnunter.att.i. .-. .: h ....
"V," kalian front a ht-nvynow
.fling an,! af.ide from Intensive
"7 ouel from the Al go pU-i
u ne,piave. rives and small
rfi enconnters them as been no
UD3. Worthy of mention. ; .
. i -
IN U. S. LIKELY
Legislation Drafted and As
surance Given It Will,
STRICT POLICY ADOPTED!
01 Vat Number of Interned
Germans But Six Have
S 9 A m a m m m. m - . ... .
AHiiiiNUTOX, Jan.5 ft. Knemy
niipn resirictions probably will be
txiennea soon to German women In
mo; unitea States. Irlnl.if ion tn
ynis ena is belnsr drafted and eon
f ressioni leaders have assured the
aopartment tf Justico thnt It will be
rnaetea promptly. If this. Is don
before the week of February 4 when
n nauon-wine registration sof un
nainrauzea r.erm&ns is to le mad
unaer supervision of the denartment
of Justice, women probably will be
Incladod 1r. Ihe enemy alien ceneus.
Regulations iio ovem thm re-u.
tration v were gento today i to 'police
officials of cities land wistm astern of
smaii towns, to whom admlnlstra
tion of the registration has been en
, . ,
tmsted. The rules differ from Those
already made public only -in the faet
tnai reierai coart districts. n6t eonn
ty or local eonrt dlstrllrts. are-to he
considered units for catherfar een-
aus returns from n on -urban, sections
in wnich postmasters will take thu
Few GermntM Relenel.
Of the hundreds or Oermnns who
naye been interned since the United
States entered the war, only sig hve
oeen paroled permanently, and ten
sriren- rreeaom ror s time, it wn
disclosed i today br' John iTord
Onrlen. speel! assistant to Attor
ney General Grerory, In charge cf
wwrs proniemw. ne synouncerqent
ws msoe jq . rernraiion . or wiat-
pread repotTs that the srovemmerit
nmn rrieasea nanircas c: asngerous
fwlen enemies. ; z'-,.-
In the cases of men va soled ted
porarllvlt Is ni'terstood the gctloi
wss taken in oroer that they mlThr
obtain taltiable lafxirmallon. to aid
government agent In ferretlnsr
nlots nr pronsgande nralnst the fnl
ted 8fsti Var intorests.! -
"Bn far as known no person found
t h a dangerous enemy alien one.
arrested has ever been permanent'
released." said fr. O'nHn. "Of
the entire nnmwr arrested as tus
nfelons ehsracter less than t douen
hsv ever been the subject of subse
v RIsToeosMt Severity Ig prdlry.
"A number of communication re
ived dlreetlnsr the attention of the
attorner general to the fact that
nnfonnded s;nd false reports ar h
Ins circulated in some parts of the
eountry to the; effect that vndue
leniency Is being' shown " enemy
aliens. Such, reports are s direct in
eitment to damage on- the part of
wronsr-doers and cause serious hln
drancein th work of apprehending
alien, enemies. rO:. ' -J
"Instead, of leniency rleorous se
verity has been shown IrT dealing
with persons sictiialir found by the
attorner general to be dangerous t
the welfare of the country. : 'CTont'i
Ion appears to have, arisen due , to
he Impression that an arrest ;1s fn
t self an internment; this , is tot so.
ITnder the president's proclsmatlon,
the department Is aufhorited to an"
prchend and Intern enemy aliens
found to he dangerous or a menace
to the. safety of . tho. country. ;
"If, after investigation. It is de
cided that the an sped Is alanger
ons enemv alien, an order fs made
for hrs internment and he Is trans
ferrpdito a war detetlon' campj
Aliens thus arrested, on eusplclon
and not fr-iind tf. be dangerous are
customarily released . on parole, re
quired to give a: bond for good corr
d net and report at short Interval?
to a person satisfactory to the de
partment known as. a supervlaor."
nr,h C;ML;.ve lnrr n
British DintZingf increase .
2f Shins Sanh in Past Week
DnipS OUnR in rati, rr
lONDO.V. Jan; Thb British
admiralty reports the sinking In
the past week of eighteen merrhant
4nen of 1600 t6ns or over by mine or
submarine, as welPas'lhree mer
chantmen under that tonnage. Four
rUhlngr vesaels also were supk.
; The-4idmirajlty reports of Janu
ary 2 gave the sinVngs of Urltish
merchantmen for tho current w;ees:
as 4 twenty-one. eighteen vessels of
1600 ton or over. This was a ma
fve.kl when .the Inklngs numbered
fwefve. eleven of the vessel more
. . rtA a rv-t... in......
I nan itw w .,, w
In tho submarine sinkings has been
maintained. In the Jasi
week, as they comprised-twentyone
merchantmen and four f Uhlng. ves-
w'Th admh-alty statement sfollows:
; Arrivals 283; sailings
Bfitish merchantmen tf over 1C00
tons sunk by mine or submarine.
Jnrludlnir wo previously,' eighteen;
tinder 1600 tons, Includlng.ene pre
viously, three. "
Mritirh merchantmen unsuccess
.tully. attacked, includinjsf. twopre
Vlus1r, eleven. ''
' iJrilhh II Jbing vessels gunk, four.
! I ":. " rT 1 " " " 1 1
Democratic Members Prevail
Upon Chief Executive for
Advice on Eve of Vote on
Amcqdment in House
FIERCE FIGHT HEAR
Off NATIONAL ISSUE
Champions of Cause, at First
Expecting. Defeat, How
Claim Victory" '
AVASIIINGTON, Jan, 9. Presi
dent : Wilson .tonight threw his sun-
pori w me reaerai amendment for I
woman surf ram. t ,
On the eve of a vote on auffrar
in the house twelve Demorl-atlo
members called at 4he White IIom
ith word that many ofMhefr eol-
leagues wanted advice 'from tho
neaa of their party as to the mil
lion tney should take. There was a
conference of forty minutes, the re
sult or which was described in this
statement, dictated by the preside-
mmseir ana made public by the del
The committee found that the
president had not felt at liberty to
Toiunwrj nis a a vice 10 memoers oi
congress in this important matter.
but when we sought hjfs advice, .he
very franklK and. earnestly advised
ns w vote tor tne aroendmt?nt as an
act of right and Justice to the wom
en of the country ando fthe world.
Champion 8ce VlctotT.
In these few lines suffrage cham
pions raw certain victory where a
few days ago most of them private
ly were conceding; defeat. A large
majority of the Republicans in the
house havo been courted upon to
support the amendment and enough
Democrats are committed to assure
a close vote. With the weight of the
president's Influence to swing doubt
ful Democrats, Representative Rak
er, chairman of the suffrage commit
tees jubilantly predicted today that
the necessary two-third would be
exceeded by fifteen or twenty votes.
Opponents of suffrage were clalrrf-
Inna-aafe margin against the amend,
ment during the day in spite of In
timations from the suffragists that
a trunyi card yet was in bs nlavcd.
There were no formal predictions
from the opoonents toitlght. hut a
tremendous fight is promised. I
All of the members w bo went to
the White House wero Democrats'l
and most of them supporters of tha
amendment, but there were several
uncommitted. Iir tho delegation
were Jueorecentatlycs Raker. Cali
fornia; Taylor. Colorado; llarkley
and : Cajatrlll, . Kentucky; - JIavden.
Arizona; Gregg:, and Jones, Texas;
Ayres, Kansas; Caraway, Arkansas;
l r t-i f.l.f . . ' . . i
and r.rumbaugh. Ohio.
IVcMidcnfa Advice to Guide.
After Mr. Rakerhad exp Mined the
object of the call each member told
ine presiaeni or.ine suusnon in nis
statei ! One said .the president's ad
vice would aid tbem in determining
the' question and i that many other
members were similarly situated.
Tho president is s "d to have' re
plied that while he bad felt It w
not proper to send for members or
to. volunteer his advice, he wa3 glad
of the opportuhty: that the visit of
tho delegation -live him: He indi
cated that he had not felt at liberty
to ?go beyond the party platform
which had declered woman suffrage
to be a ct.nte Is.vie, until chansel
conditions made It necessary.
Representative Taylor spoke of
the king of Relflum's advocacy of
woman suffrage, of bow Enlanl
was pledged torn ana prooaDiy
France The president said the gov
ernor general of; Canada, who had
luncheon with him today, told him
Canada was going to have woman
En ff rage,
-Any member or congress op,posa
fo ojn uf frape under any cir-
cumstances. ' the , president said.
. ether than his
convictions, but his own opinion was
that this was the, time to vets for
the amendment. ;
While the president was talking
one M the members mado a note of
what hcsald. The president took
penclfand said he would put it in
writina- himself, and tbe statement
later was dictated to a' White House
The house lglna debate tomor
rows on the naxer resolution ror
submission of 'the Susan B. Anthony
constitutional, amendment to the
states, under: an agreement to end
general debate at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon. A vote, prohably will be
reached early In the evening.
Repahlrrwna Oive Aproval.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9 Republl
csns ;t.b'e house in conference late
tonishV adopted by unanimous vote
a resolution ' urging Republican
members to suport the federal tuf
frsge amendment "insofar as they
can do so consistently with their con
science and the attitude of their con
stituents' The resolution Introduced by Rep-
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LIARION TO FIRE
FIRST GUN FOR
Citiet and Towns of County
Are Getting Into Line for
Big Drive '
SALE LEADERS READY
Teams Are to Be Perfected at
: B!g Ifoon Luncheon on. !'
.. . . .
: Tbe first gun of the campaign for
Armenian-Syrian relief In Marlon
county will be fired In th livo wlro
burg of Mation tomorrow night.
When Manager Gill reached Mar
lo yesterday and told bis story to
tho committee of Marlon citizens
who received him, they were eager
to get to work and could see no need
of waiting until next week to. begin.
When asked "whom ""they wanted to
toll them the story of that suffering
country they chose Rev. Carl rt. El
liott of Safem. Mr. Elliott, readily
consented to go. Under the leader
ship of hustlers like Tlarir Colgsn,
Ell Davidson and I C. Russell,-the
people of. Marlon and the surround
ing community will bear 'and heed
the call for help in a way that will
Other Town Italy.
Stayton readily 'responded yester
day when tho subject was presented
to them by Manager Gill and a mass
meeting will take place there Sunday
night. Mr. Gill will deliver tbe ad
dress and organize the workers for
a thorough canvass. ,
Jefferson willingly responded to
the call but feels amply able to con
duct Its own campaign without out
side . assistance. Representative
men of that city assured Manager
uiii ine woric woum ne ; oone ana
done- rlrbtJu , , I H""" -
Th date for a tiass meeting in
Sublimity, hoigh rtnl yet defintely
net. win oe one nignt next wee
without fail. Responsible men have
given their work that arrangements
will be made and the local. commit
tee notified as to datea soon.
Tomer ami Worn! bum in TJne.
Turner will turn. out Wednesday
night of nexrweek to hear the story
of suffering Armenia Mayor H,
W. Earl and a corps of able assist
ants are behind the m&vemtnt there
and determined to win.
At Woodhurn Sunday night next
W. D. Wheelwrihht of Portland will
deliver the Armenian message ,
corps of the leading citizens Imbue J
with mueh enthusiasm are behind
the movement i la Woodburtf'' -
promise a consistent response from
inait enterprising comnninuj.i -,
Salem Is Organize!.
Every, day now sees greater and
greater promise for the success of
the pending drive for runas to re
lieve suf ferine in Armenja and Syria.
Three of Salem s most successful
campaigners, W.' M. Hamilton, Prof
John W. Todd and Fred 11. Thlel
ken,' qnickly- -consented to aa
colonels and each has chosen, his
six captains for the well " planned
canvass ot the city which will be
in 'force next Monday morning, fol
lowing the Sunday nlht mass meet-H
Ing In the armory.
A grand rally il Salem's home
gnard hustlers wllltake place at the
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Over 500 Persons" on Board
Are Resraed-r-TfireelGlI- '
ed by Explosion- , .
RRISTOU England, Jan. 9. The
hospital ship Rewa was torpedoed
without warning an hou before
midnight January 4, and sank with
in an hour. According to custom,
the vessel was lighted up after dark
Friday evening, so that there could
no -possibility jof submarines mis
takings her Identity. t .
Tho torpedo . i struck, the vessel
1th a terrific crash and was so ef
fective, that there was no chance of
satin? her. There were 5F0 per
sons en hoard including thirty bed
ridden and a number of soldiers suf.
ferlng from malaria.
The liyhts on" tho hospital ship
were put out by the force of the ex
plosion and tho wounded and tic's
had to grope about la the dark' for
Many of them were ansnceessfnl
in their quest and bad to leaev the
"ship without clothing. While fn the
boats and on rafts hey had little-or
no portectlon from the piercing cold
wnd. t 1
All tho patients, the ship's staff
and the members of the crew, with
the exeeptfon of three Lascarr who
were killed by the " explosion, were
safely rescued from the boats and
rafts. - They had hardly -left tha"
Rewa which as'elnfclnr on even keel
when the steamer 'suddenly plunged
forward and 'disappeared. The res
cued men were two hours adrift bo
lore they wero picked op.
U. S. RECEIVE
Labor Party of Great Britain
Gives Prompt Endorsement
and Liberals felcome
4 RUSSIA IS POPUlAR
France in Early Comment Is
' Grateful for View on j
LONDON, Jan. 9. Where other
sources had failed, the prltlsh labor
unions have succeeded In obtaining
a statement of allied war aims. Two
of the leading powers of tho entente
alliance In the world war have
placed their cards on the table face
up, and In tbls country ft Is thought
that It rcnialns for thejr opponents
to do the same or find! themselves
handicanocd in the eyes of Oie world
by a charge of political Cowardice
or dl.honestv. . I
The Lritlsh workingmen asked
their prime minister to tell the, na
tion precisely for wh:t objects its
manhood is suffering week in and
week out a daily toll of casualties
exceedinc more than I 1000 men
killed or wounded. 1 il
Premier Lloyd George replied
with a statement which fulfilled all
their expectations in olat of eier
oess and detail. President Wilson
has seconded he British premier
with an exposition of American war
alma which, .it is asserted. Umi
only a few loopholes, for criticism
of vagueness and coupled with It a
a challenge to the cottlnental pow
ers to make an equally plain reply.
Llberala Welcome Measaae.
The oresldont's message Is regards
ed here as -a heavy and perhaps d
elslvc reinforcement In "'the diplo
matic offensive" afocm of .warfare
which many publicists have been
asking; for as , secondary only by a
small measuro'lr importance1 to the
warfare or arms. The uueraw oi
Greta Britain have weicomea n n
almost whole-hearted approval as a
platform to which thy can sub
scribe, while tho Coijsenratives nai-
urallr find grouna ror, rome aieni
In details to the president's program
for making the world safe for 'der
The Lobor party today gave a
nramot endorsement to the presi
dent's nortrayal of the ' American J
war alms' without reservations.
The editorials In, the Liberal pa
pers and interviews with Liberal.
Labor and Socialistic puniic men
were of the. same tenor-
One Clause Not Understood.
The onlv cteral noto of skepti
cism and dissent was causal by Pres
Jdent Wilson's proposal for -rre.v
dom of the seas." The people oi
the one nation of tho world whose
power and safety rests almost whl-
ly on her sea strength are noi pre
pared to give away one of the strong
est weapons in her armory .wupom
knowing exactly wnar iney womu
lose or gain by doing so. I
The old system ot biocgaae prac
ticed by. America In the Civil war
and the seisuro of private property
at sea has been one of the strongest
a a. . -M at V ma)-
war assets mce me. uji ui.
eonic wars. The Liberal popers say
that this could not be abandoned ex
cept under a system or a league oi
nations which would prevent wara.
and few persons here are yet con
vinced that league of nation plan
la really a practieal possibility.
The one point in the president's
address which the Liberals approve
with the greatest enthusiasm i the
president's sympathetie attitude to
ward Russia. Apparently the gen
eraly befief here is that the Bolshev
iki no more represent' the Russian
people than the Industrial Workers
of Ithe World represent the United
States. ' ,
(ifrmsn Political Strife JSotea.
All eyes are npw turned towards
Germany. The--newpsapcrs tell or
acute' political strrre oeiweea ine
military and the Junkers, who stand
in Uve forefront of the-impcraltstlc
aims and the parties which still .nay
support the relch stag resolution ror
a lasting peace without. annexations.
Some of the papers say that iim
Germans are only "shaming dead"
and that their success in arms have
rekindled their old ambition for the
domination of Europe. The question
is being asked everywhere: "Will tbe
censorship permit all the German
peopl too read .President Wilson's
message ? ! ' ' . ; : !
It is not. expected, or hoped, hat
in the. present chaos of Russia the
president's words can reach the ears
of all the Russian people. ; y
The Joint labor congress- has- de
cided to recommend that the Labor
and Socialist parties' of tbe allied
nations. Including the United States.
cenvens at a further conference for
the' consideration of the allied war
alms. It Is suggested that the con
ference be held la London February
20. ' - ' ' '
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DIES, AGED 86
Veteran Practitioner Had
Lived in Oregon for Sixty-five
LIVEp EVENTFUL! LIFE
Journey Westward Wai By
i; Way of Isttmus of Pan- s
ama in 1853
Dr. John Wesley Meredith, a resi
dent and practising dentist In Salem
for half a. century, died last night
at abut 6 o'clock at his home, 24 S
South Church street. He- was 86
years old and had been 111 for about
four years. . '
i Dr.- Meredith lived In Hhe same
block in which he died and within fif
ty feet of the same house for fifty
three years. He was a practising
physician for forty-six years in the
same office. He was also the oldest
member, of ."the First Methodist
church, and had, lived in the state for
sixty-five .years.-... i ,:
The revered resident was born July
27, 1831.' He came around tbe Isth
mus to Oregon in. 1853. settllnr in
southern Oregon. It was In Jose
phine county and la a mining dis
trict. He lived also at Spring Hill.
near Albany, lie married there. Oct
ober 18, 1839. to Miss Millie Adams.
Lived et Navy yard.
Later. Mr.'' Meredith went to the
Mare Island navy yard and worked
there until his return to Oregon. He
was an unassuming man and during
his entire residence only' held one
public office and that was as city al
derman. . - 1
f In his early years n Salem the pio
neer was in the transfer -business.
Following, that he served an ap
prenticeship In a dentist's office and
later bought the business. His of
fice-was In the Murphy block, cor
ner of State and Commercial streets.
He remained there until retiring four
years ago.; v
Ills wife died in Salem, May, 24,
Is 17. Only two children survive.
They are Frank Meredjth of North
Taxima, wasn., former secretary or
the Oregon state fair board and Mrs.
E, R. IOCkJhart. wife of Rev. E. R.
Lock hart of Portland.
Masons to Head Rltoal. ,
Ti tt n.ri 1 nnnniiMfnMta 'will
..v ot.' m u v u v ... u m ......
be made later, the arangementsl be
ing in charge of Webb A Clongh.
Tbe burial will be in- Odd Fellows
cemetery. Rev. Richard ,,N. Avison
will conduct the services and a ritual
will be held under the auspices of the
Masonic lodge. "
Senator Moot Attacks Jleso-
lution as Vicious Yeapon
For! President I
WASHINGTON. - Jan. 9 Debate
on the Joint resolution authorizing
the president to have the federal
trade commission to take control of
the print paper industry continued
throughout today In tbe senate with
hut rew senators In their seats. A
final vote probably1 will not be reach
ed for several days as many speeches
are yet to be made.
Attacks' on the resolution were
made during the day by Senators
Hard wick, SmoOt Sherman and King.
Senator Smoot characterized it "as
a most vicious measure," and declar
ed that under Its provisions the pres
ident would be able to wit hold print
paper from-any newspaper or mag
azine he desired. He also asserted
the resolution was Introduced at the
request of publishers. In an effort to
reduce the price of paper' to rates
below those agreed u"pon by the man
ufacturers and the government.
The measure was vigorously de
fended by Senator Yen WQO Bald BUcn
a step was necessary to break the
power held by the alleged paper mon-
oply over the press. lie charged
that the paper makers now can dic
tate to the press of the country by
withholding supplies. ' "
."On or the greatest evils in the
world is the effort to suppress the
tress," the Oklahoma seantor said.
"This was one of the means used uy
Germany to .maintain a monarchy
ana autocracy. If 'we allow this to
occur we will let a condition arise,
tbe result of which no one can for
see." . -
Senator y Wadsworth asked If by
placing control of print paper with
the government ra similar danger
would not result' in the United
States.. : '
"No, replied v.Senalor Owen. "We
can clothe our government with
power without fear, because the peo
ple control this government,"
Senator Calllnser, the Republican
Reader, urged that on effort be made
to rush the measures through the
senate. Senator Smith of Arizona.
In charge of the resolution, agreed
to give adequate time, for discussion
before bringing it to a final rote.,
y y mM$ a. 1 -
Thousands in City Aud'lcri-
inns Silent as Battle-Scarred
Officers Recite Czizz
tropbe Forced Upcn Vcrld
AMERICA MUST SAVE
for nuriAiam sake
"Neglect IlctHn j tlit Will
Help Win This Xtv?'
, Csptab Gcc!: ,
Harrowing accounts' of Gorman
atrocity and pathetic Incident if
bravery and sacrifice were toll, and
Inspiring pleas for greater facrlfi.o
by those who remain 'at home vsrr s
made by the three Canadian arruy
oTf leers- who came to Salem yester
day fo address the people of the tit
and surrounding country on the war.
The officers ate Lleuter.ant Colon 1
MacMillan. Captain E. J. Cook an I
Maior B. K. Edwards.
Threo of the largest ardltorlnr
In the city, the armory, tbo Fir t
Methodist church and the Grand O; -era
house, . failed to accdmraoila?
the thj-ongtf who were .eager to l.' r
the stories of the seasoned fisl t!; :
men. At the first- eatherlnx la t: s
armory rt 2 o'clock yesterday- af
ternoon It became apparent that t:
armory wou Id not hold tho r.'?' t
crowd, and Governor With m r ' ,
who presided announced that s t
overflew' meeting fcr the rfslit n
dresses would be held at th Fir
Methodist church. When the i;M
hour. rolled around It became crc
sary to arrange smother mectlns: 1 1
the artnory. Yet hundreds trtr ?
turned away. ,
Htraln Telia on Speakers.
But last night the opera housi
was the only place where all threi
were heard. Through some hltrii
due to the necessary hasty arrange
ments Captain Cook was not hear !
at the armory last; night and Lien-
ten ant-col one I . MacMUlan's voir i
failed-him so he was 'nnable to ap
pear at the church.' C. W. NIemeyer
of Salem was substituted and vai
called upon for three seperate s?!-
dresses in tbe one place, nr. R. N.
Avison spoke briefly and Dr. F. W.
Chace filled an interval of music.
While speaking at the church
Can tain Cook was interrupted by a
local citizen who asked if it wero
imp that the Germans made a prac
tice of cutting off the hands of Bel
gian girls. The eatUain replied flint
he would 'not Say they made a prac
tice of I; It but told of harrowing in-
stancesin which it had been tlonf.
He "mentioned the case of a Frisian
alii ' who is now with an Engll:i
family atLavington. Salisbury plain.
England, where British troops arc
quartered. During the invasion
Belgium the population was weir.-:
maltreated by the German soldier?.
This girl was in the act of handlnt
a glass of water to a soldier. Instea I
of taking the water the Hun hackr
off i her fpTearm with ,his sworl.
Captain Gook referred the audience
to official literature to galn'a thor
ough idea of the atrocities of th-i
The captain complimented tho
women of Willamette chapted,
American Red Cross, for their work
In knitting needed articles for tin
men at the front.
The captain will speak at the
high school and perhaps at one other
school before he leaves tl o city to
day. . I "
' llalU Filled at Fairly Hour.
-There was such a tremendons
crpw.d of people so eager to heir the
three Canadian army offieers tell
some futrehet details . of their ex
periences that the .armory was
crowded to the doors, and spill
neonle out of them last night before
J o'clock, so.it was arranged to hoil
three meetlngs at one ana ine same
; Before . the main meeting ,tene.l
in thirmory musffc was furnish" 1
by Dan Lancenbcrg and orthe?tra,
and Wllllau MeGUchrlst led a chor
us of 'voices. '
A few minutea after R o'eloek.
when Briiee Dennis, director of th.)
state council or defenre, wa!sed on
to the platform accompanied. b le
three officers, and lntroduecd th;
first to Governor Withyeome.
awaiting to greet them, the vat au
dience rose as If one spirit moved it
and broke out into a- tremendous
ovation. It was some time before
Mr. Dennis could 6 make hlmae'f
Ienni Explain MUsion.
He explained that the officers hi !
been loaned to Oregon wtUe fn a
furloigh from tbelr homo covern-
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