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Results fur OTHERS, and will gel
TonUht and Sunday RAIN
No. 171
u. s,
Only 1.1) Rejected for Phys
New Officers Will lie Elect
ical Defects; 5 Percent of
Population Under Arms
Over 1 ,000 residents of l.inn county
ed and Road Situation in
Linn county Discu.ed
I'resiclt'nt to 1'urlicipate in
I 'croon when DiplomuU
Meet Decemlicr 17
IJoyd-eorgc Scored for Nol
Mentioning league of
Nations in Speech
Hy William Phillip Kimm
PARIS, Dec. 0.- Preliminary peace
diu-usslons, according to present plana
will begin In I'arla December 17, with
President Wilson participating. The
ar expected to continue nearly a
Th formal conference with the
German representatives will probably
start January J5. It la predicted that
final trraly will b signed by April
or May.
LONDON', IhK. 6. NVwipawra lu
lay scored Premier IJoyd-Ueorg t-it
hla failure to refer tif tlx laguo of
Nullum in lua Utrat political speech
es. The Time colli th propoartl
Uagu tli moat important of all ques
tiona. adding that "the Itritlah people
are deeply in ranivat regarding thr
league of Nation.
INtiTON, llw. 0. Hy wircloaa to the
United Press. President Wilaon will
aummon other officials to Franco aoou
after lamllnit. to aid In distributing
American foodstuffs and raw mate
rial among the Kuropcan natlona
Bernard llaruch, chairman of the
war Industries board, will probably I
one of theae.
O. A. C, Dec. 0. .Special. A cam
paign to promote furm record keeping
has been planned Jointly by the Ore
gon Slate Hankers' association, the
Oregon Agricultural college and the
U. H. department of agriculture.
The project will encourage and as
sist farmers to keep financial and
cost of production records. This prac,
tic haa not geen generally developed
among farmers, allho ita value la nol
(mentioned by them.
Groups of farmcn In nine counties
have already agreed to cooperate with
the binkcrs and the college in obtain
luir and recording production cost
Simple, uniform farm recorda have
been prepared and win not d aup
plied to the fnrmera thru the county
ngenta nml farm .bureau.
S. P. Announces Special
Rates to California
Th fir.t slirn of oence insofnr aa
railroad activities are concerned, In
Ihe announcement made this morning
that the Southern Pacific has made a
special rate from Albany to I-os An
geles and return. The price of the re
turn ticket with atopover privileges
for the alx months period la $.rA.D:i.
Visiting Craft
Mrs. Klitalieth Sutherland anil dau.
ghter, Mm. Krma Kelsey of Portlnnd,
are visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. M. II. Craft for few days.
Iteturnrd Home
Mr. Ceo. Worklngor of llolley hn
returned home after a visit here with
her mother, Mrs. (ieo. Bayne, and also
her brother, John Buvno, who wna
home on a furlough from Camp I.owl.
IIMIMIANl", "World's Grontest War
Illustrated"; thrilling, complete, 00
page: price postpaid $2. AgenU
make iju iinuy. uuuu "
der quick. Nationnl Publishers (es
tablished 1867), 908 iJiKesine mug
Chicngo. dlilll 11311118
Write to Graham Wells, lorvams,
Oregon. AgenU for Linn County.
are under arma at the promt time,
according to figures compiled It
County Clerk Kutus Kuaaell today. The
fllturea ahow that fivo per cent of the
toUil population of the county have
either volunteered or been drafted in
to the government aervlce ami that
only l.'t.l have been rejected fur pny-
iiul defecta.
There have lieen Sou men inducted
in the aervice by the local board aime
the draft law waa passed and -20
registrants volunteered before their
numbera were railed. These figures
lu nut include those who volunteered
In-fore the draft law waa passed.
The total registration for the coun
ty waa 4il44 of which number the
board classified 3,412. Forty-four of
lliia number were from Canada. Only
47 clulmed exemption for religious
reasuna, and nearly all of these wers
members of the Mennonit and Kevco
Day Adventlat rhurchea.
Claimed Hearst Agent
Represented Germany
William llayard Hale, employe of Wm
Randolph Hearst, waa also the "con
fidential agent" of the German em
bassy here, being employed aa head of
of the German propaganda aervice at
a salary of llo.OiKI a year, according
to testimony of Itrue llielaaki, head
of the department of Justices bureau
of Investigation, before the acnate
committee today probing alien pmpt-
Arthur Howell Is Back from
Service in France; rirsl
Linn Hoy to Return
LEBANON. Dec. 0. One of tie
first Oregon soldiers to see service in
France returned to Ixhanon thia week
He la Arthur R. Howell, son of Ml.
and Mra. A. P. Howell, of this city.
It enlisted aa a volunteer on Juno
fi, 1017, in Company D, 3d Oregon in
fantry, leaving Portland October 20
and arriving In Alsace-Lorraine and
later In the Toul eeclor. In July he
went Into the great fight of Chateau
Thierry. At a sniping post in No
Man'a Land Howell wa hit Just be
low the elbow hy a fragment of a
German ahell. Ijiter a fragment
struck his briar-root pipe. He thinks
Ihe pipe saved his life.
After a few days In a first-aid hos
pitul he was sent to Belfort, Alsace,
near the Swiaa border, where he re
mained until he was sent home. He
left France for home Sept. 13, and ar.
rived in New York Sept. 27. Howell
tiiid the 3d Oregon went to France
in 12 lnrge transport, convoyed by
six fast warships and submarine chas
ers. D. A. K. Dance is
Postponed at Mayor
Curl's Request
The due scheduled for tomorrow
night haa been postponed to a later
date at the request of Mayor Curl.
Member of the D. A. R. immediately
cancelled all arrangementa for the
affair aa soon aa the request of the
mayor waa communicated to them la!e
yestorduy afternoon.
lmLlniy fur t-oratlon
R. S. McDonald, well known Can-
businessman, is in Albany look.
Inr fur a buainesa location. Mr. Mc
Donald has heretoofr been engaged
in the general merchandise business in
Seventh Day Advenllst
The meetings at tho Seventh Day
Adventlat church for tomorrow are as
follows: Sabbath school at 10 a. m
J. W. Chandler hua chargo of this de
pnrtmont. The lesson for the Bible
class will bo "The City of God," KeV
21. Preachlmr at 11 a. m. Subject
"Why does God permit the world to
atitml ao long In Ita sinful condition;
Prayer meetings Wednesdays at 7:30
n. m. All are cord ally Invited to at
tend the aervice. N, C. Krntson
Armistice Commission Sends
Note to Berlin Demand
ing Armies' Expenses
Returning German Troops
Haul Down Red Flag'
Elections Approved
LONDON. Dec. 0.-U. P. The
French armistic commission haa des
patched a note to Berlin, demanding
payment of the occupation expense
incurred by the allied armies to date
according to a Central News despatch
Tiie expenses are said to include $13,
SoO.OOO on behalf of the American
army and 110,000,000 for the British.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 6 Violent
fighting occurred in Essen when re
turning soldiers attempted to lower
the red flag which the people at home
had raised.
Several are reported killed. Thou
sands of miners made a great demon
stration at Humm, but the soldiers
dispel ard them. There were some
COPKNIIAGKN, Dec. 6. Bavarian
workmen and soldiers councils have
unanimously approved the German
government's electoral reform pro
Revolution Breaks
Out in Ukraln
LONDON, Dec. . U. P. Revolu
tion has broken out In Ukraine, de
layed Constantinople advices state.
The Ukrane government haa asked
the allies to occupy the Russian Black
Sea porta.
New Court Members
Meet with Commissioners
At the invitation of Judge McKniht
and his associates on the board of
commissioners, County Judge-elect W
R. Itilyeu and Commissioner I). II.
Pierce yesterday attended a meeting
of the county court and were asked
to give the court the benefit of their
advice in regard to the budget for tlie
year l!l!t. The budget is beine' com
pleted this afternoon and will itauSt-
es te reaily for publication by Kat'.;r
Peru C-'Hr-vt Tenders
Resignation in Body
LIMA, Dee. . By United Press.--
The Peru.u-n cuMn.-t has resigned in
a body.
The Bolivion e-m 1 hns taken over
Peruvian inter s's in Chib.
Scio Doctor Pr-motrd
to Rank of Captain
Dr. Will II. Potter, who wns asso
ciated with Dr. Prill for several
month in 1'.'17 and who received i
conimiask: :u lioatenanl i:i the med
ical servi.., lira bcn pro .loted to
Captain !' .'It wr.s n'. C;rnp Lewn
a few monl! s nftcr 1. ::vi i here and
was then se. t .o l' with the cele
brated Vlat i. -isiivi.
A letter fro. received yester
day by Dr. Pri.l, written October 29,
states that he is .1 and having great
experience all the way from the front
trenche to tho bnso hospital where
he is stationed.
Captain oPtter will probably aoon
return to the U. S. and Oregon. He
and I.! wife, Dr. Mnrjorie Potter, will
pro! ably locate in Scio, forming a
partnership with Dr. Prill. Tribune
Steps to Prevent
Labor Surplussajte
Are Being Taken
Step to prevent a wage slump when
nearly 4,000,000 soldier and sailors
return to civil life, are being taken by
the department of labor. Investigat
or began gathering cost of living data
to be used by the wage adjustment
hoard in fixing adequate wage for
the various Industrial center.
Widow of Iate F. I Coatct
Asks Sum of $2,000 from
Marion County
One of the hardest-fought legal bat
tles of the present term of court Is
now, being staged and will doubtless
not be finished before tomorrow after
noon. It is the case of Mrs. J. J.
Coates against Marion county, where,
in she asks the sum of $2,000 as dam
agea for the death of her husband,
which ah claims was due to a defec
tive bridge in Marion county.
The plaintiff is represented by
Weetherford 4 Wyatt and the defend
ant by Prosecuting Attorney Gehlhar
of Marion county and District Attorn
ey Gal S. Hill.
The case was opened at 9 o'clock
this morning and some seven or eight
witnesses had lieen examined up to 2
o'clock. The plaintiff will close her
case sometime this afternoon.
Xmas Campaign Subject of
Discussion and Success of
New Drive Predicted
PORTLAND, Dee. 6. Special. -.('tate
managers and chsirmen fron
every Red Cross chapter district fu
the Red Cross Christmas roll call cam
paign to be he Id the week before
Chriatmaa met here this afternoon at
Hotel Portland to consider plana f-r
making a whirlwind success of the
The delegates were wonderfully en
thused when there was rend to them
the letter of H. P. Davidson, chairman
Red Cross war council, that there
would be no more war drives.
It waa the unanimous opinion that
with intensive organization every
adult in Oregon could be induced to
sign the Red Cross Christmas roll, the
records of which will become histor
ical relic.
Dues for membership in the Red
Cross are fl a year and $1 is the
only fee required to become a mem
ber. Rebels Are Defeated
by Mexican Federals
EL PASO, Dec. 6. By U. P. Af
ter a four days' siege, the CarrantU
tas captured the headquarters and
main stronghold of Felix Dial, Mex
ican rebel, in the mountains near Cor
doba, official Mexican despatches as
sort late today.
Review of S. A. T. C.
at Coi vallis Wednesday
O. A. C, Doc. 6. Special. Elabor
ate preparations are being made for
the grand review of the b. A. 1. C.
troops at the college next Wednesday
Dec. 11, when Gov. James Withy-
combe and official staff, together with
with other prominent person in the
state, will be guest. Member of Che
corps are writing friend and rela
tives, urging them to be present for
the occasion; and arrangement are
being made whereby it will be pos
sible for them to get away from rou
tine work long enough to show theii
guests the college.
Republican Senators
Hold Up Revenue Bill
Despite the President
Chairman Simmons of the finance
committee today reported the $0,000,
000,000 revenue bill to the senate. Re
publicans immediately began a fight
to delay contideration of the measure
the speedy enactment of which Presi
dent Wilson urged in hi message to
congress just before leaving.
East Albany It. C.
Auxiliary Makes Report
The Knst Albany auxiliary to the
Red Cross reports 41 pair of trousers
and 15 convalescent robes made dur
ins; the month of October and No
vember. The sum of $;9.49 wa turn
ed into headquarter hy the auxiliary
Mrs. Gua Jacohson of Kast Albany
make a monthly Rift of $10 to the
Red Cross thru the East Auxiliary
One new member wa also taken in.
Please watch for notice tomorrow.
Would Have Telegraph and
Telephone Lines Operat
ed by Government
Should Be Operated Not for
Profit But with Sole Idea
of Serving Public
Permanent ownership of the tele
graph and telepnone systems by the
federal government is urged by Postmaster-
General Burleson, in his an
nual report. He said:
"Experience a a result of the pres
ent war fully demonstrate that the
principle of government ownership is
not only sound but practical. While
such control is now temporary, exist
ing only until the ratification of the
peace treaty, yet best result can be
obtained only when these system are
owned by the government permanent
ly, made a part of the postal estab
lishment and operated with solely n
view of serving the public, and not of
making a profit.
Scio Man Ships Bi?
Carload of Prunes
Mat Doubek shipped, it is believed
the first car of prunes ever shipped
from Scio a few days ao. -
The Tribune did not learn the price
paid nor the number of - pounds, but
the check Mr. Doubek received called
for $4,300.
The fruit was shipped to Mason -Ehrman
A Co., Portland, who were
highly pleased with the shipment, say
in?, They were excellently dried and
of pood quality. Tribune.,
Germany Tried to
Bribe Sweden During
Progress of War
Germany tried twice to bribe Sweden
to join the Central Powers, diplomat it
information revealed today disclosed
Finland was offered to Sweden in
ID 14, and North Schlesweg held out
as a bait a year later. Germany even
hreatened to land troops in Sweden
if the alliance was not made.
Dr. Allan Hart to
Dr. Allan Hart arrived home last
nlp;ht from Gardner and has definitely
concluded to locate in the Willamette
Valley. The Doctor will open tempo
rary offices n Albany during the
present week but has not definitel
determined to remain here perman
ently. He will be joined by his wife
next week.
Clouds play an important part in
modem aerial tactics, and an ntimatc
knowledge of their peculiarities is one
item gathered by airmen during their
war experience.
Clouds are classified according to
form and general nature, and any
particular type is always found at the
same height. Heavy black thunder
clouds or Nimbus, with rain stream
ing froirftheir ragged edges, are rare
ly found higher than 4500 feet, where
as a 'Mackerel' sky or cirrostrutus, is
usually something like five miles up
At this height clouds are composed
of minute particle of ice, below that
height of fine particle of water.
These particles are in a constnrt
state of motion, which accounts for
the strong currents and winds an air
man experiences when he penetrates
a lnrge cloud. His machine is then
tossed like an ark in a torrent.
Clouds are excellent weather guides
and the binlman aoon learns to inter
pret their meaning with the" confidence
of an old tnnriner. For Instance a
mncerel sky is a sign of rain or anow
small puffy cumuli mean fine weather
masses of heavy ragged-edged num
hi:, ruin for certain.
A larxe atU'nkim-e it anticipated at
the hieetintf o the l.inn County liutxi
Koa-J aaAMriation, which will be held
itt 1-:.'J0 tomorrow aftcrii .on. A lun-
heon Hill be tcrveil anl the newly
IwUM rrR'niWr of the county court
have been inviu-d to ottt-nd and spttk.
to the mvmifvrn.
The proponed moniurial highway
from Portland south will Le under di
cusuiun aa well as county road mut
ters and everyone who has any idi-a
along thtse lint--is inviU-d to be pres
ent and vrive the association the hen
fit of their views.
VERSAILLES, Dec. 6. Thi is a
great town for a peace conference
Although it isn't qu;ie iialf as big aj
Toledo, Ohio, in point of population
and ha not nearly the hotel accom
modation available in Suit Lake City
and has no convention hall in the class
of the auditorium at St. Paul, Minn.
t bus one qualification which abso
lutely put those American dries ou'
uf the race for the wo.ld s natjs:
peace conference.
It has background
Background is a essential to a suc
cessful peace conference as is chile con
rarne to a Mexican carnival. It is ex
pensive, and the right kind cannot be
ought in any market any more, the
kite war having used up the entire
current output. ,
The historical background of Tr
s: iiUs cost France a century of starv
ation, an ocean of blood, a cylce of
scandal, a few billion francs, and
heartache that throbbed so powerfully
thut it jarred dynasties and empire
off the earth.
Louis XIII, who wa a goddly king
went hunting in the woods where now
stands Versailles, one day about IC24
He had fine luck hunting, but at nighw
he had to sleep in a hotel where there
were.srme common folk sleeping, an
sitting abounding .pjlitioa! Sleep
ing in the same building with wagon
ers and farmer was shnc'-ting to Louis
for Louis waa a regular king. He
decided to build a little chateau neai
his hunting grounds, where he couid
sleep in peace once or twice a year.
for he had no automobile to take hur
back to Paris at the end of a perfect
hunting day.
That chateau of Louis XiII, a vcr.
jnbeautiful but highly expensive
house, still stands, with the manif
icent Palace of Versailles built around
It is used as a museum, and as c
monument to the stupendous extrava-
ance, effrontery and futility cf mon
archy. It is used also for peace con
ferences now and then. Usually, wiser.
two or more nations have struggiec
so long on the battlefield that all tlu
cimman folks' money has been spent
and the fortunes of the counts anc
lukes have been threatened, delegates
of the belligerent nations have gather
ed at Versailles and signed a peace
rcaty. Now it is proposed that r?p
resentatwes of practically OH nations
;f importance and representatives oi
ill classes of humon beings, meet hero
to proclaim the end of war and au
Louis XIV built most of the palace
much as it appears today.
Louis XV made some changes and
pretty much got lost in th big cor
Louis XVI did some more building
and tearing down nnd improving.
Napoleon neglected the great pa.
ace. and afterward remarked that hi
was sorry he hniln't torn it down whik
he had a chance.
Louis Philippe spent a few millions
repairing and restoring the palace
nd erounds and carrying out some
projects of his own in connection with
And here it stands, ready to furni'.h
shelter and background for a ren
nonce con'erence.
Nobody ever will know how mucb
the great palace cost France undei
the reign of its builder, Ixuis M
Louis became badly scared when he
received the bills, because he haa
henrd a good deal about some disturb
ers who were whispering that even s
king had no right to spend so muc
money for a palace for to house his
ladv friends when the nntion ovci
which he ruled was starving. So Louio
did what many a purchaser of expen
sive hat has done since tore up the
bills and burned them Kfore anybod
ould look them over.
The palace was not built with an eye
to peace conference, or assemblic of
democracies. Louis XIV didn't know
Alleged American Wireless
Declares Allies Expect
to Make Occupation
Entire Front Along Historic
River to Be Held by
Boys from U.S.A.
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 6. By V. P.
The Deutsche Allgemein Zeitung
published today an alleged American
wireless despatch declaring that the
American and allied troop will oc-
upy Berlin provisionally, for the pur.
pxe of policing the city.
Heidelburg new asserts that the
W orkmen's and Soldiers' council there
announced that the French would
p -ohably occupy Heidelburg and Man-
im, because a watchman at Mann-
eim prison killed three French pris-
-The left wing of the 2d division is
:ow within three day' march of th
Rhine. The whole front along th his.
toric river is to be occupied by Amer-
i ans. It is expected the river will be
-eached December 13.
j'rjout such animal. But Louie had a
l:.dy friend, a Mis La Valliere, with
.vhom he waa trying to make a great
nit. She wa the same lady who wort
he little decoration suspended about
-ier neck from which lavalliere (var
iously spelled and designed in these
lays) take their name. A certain
ouquet, Louis' minister of finance.
!so courted Miss La Valliere, and
ne night gave a big party to win her
cart. He spent 18,000,000 franca on
:'-.e party, but then he wa minister
f finance. He invited the king, and
the king became wroth that a mere
mister of finance should be able to
rive such a party and steal his girl at
he same time. So Louis had Fouquet
'Town in jail as a suspicious charac
r. end decided to build a house that
would knock Miss La Valliere' eye out
poregorically speaking. Louis wa
married man, of course, but then he
as a king, and in those days a king
cjuld, of course, do no wrong.
Both Louis XIV and his successor
' unj that the palace was entirely too
ig for just one wee lady friend, ao .
they brought in several coviea at a
mei and yet managed to keep them
so far apart that the royal hair-pu!!-
irgs were few indeed. Among the
successors of La Valliere were the no-
rious Mmes. Montespan, Maintenon
j'uarry and Pompadour.
Descriptions of the various rooms of
the palace occupy many volumes, and
' -3criptions of the gardens about the
julnce occupy whole libraries. But
he room of chief interest at this time
s the Gallery of Mirrors. It was here
-.' at King William of Prussia, ance.
or of William Hoheniollern, wa pro
kiimed emperor of Germany on Jan.
IS, 1871. And it is here that we may
pec-t to bee William Hoheniollern
oroclaimed nobody, 48 year later. In
fi'ct, many Frenchmen are so poetic
as to hope that by Jan. 18, 1919, eith
the peace conference or some aux
iliary court may sentence the last Ger
n an emperor for hi crime. It wa
hi re that a humiliating surrender wa
ili -ta'rd to France by Bismarck, and
it wm here that the supreme war
cum.l of the civilired nation dictat
;d its grim nrmiitice terms that top
pled over the throne of the Hoheniol
lern in Prussia and the German Em
pire. In this most extravagant room
of this pnlace that is recognized a
the supreme expression of Irrespon
;ble autocracy it is likely that the de
mocracy of the world will be writtca
into a permanent covenant and pro
claimed to humanity.
Thi room is 237 feet long by 33
feet wide, and 43 feet from floor to
-eiling. On on aide 17 lnrg windows
look out upon th garden. On tho
other ide 17 large mirror, the same
size as the windows, reflect the glory
of Versailles and the scene of state
craft that periodically are enacted
Versailles may not have enough hi.
tel facilities for th conference, but it
certainly has th atmoaphara, the
background. And Paris la but ten
mile away.