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FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 271.
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918.
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FRENCH TO ENTER
Reports Received In London
Indicate That Belgians
Possess Antwerp. ,
EXPECTED WITHIN WEEK
Firth Of Forth May Be In
terniment Base Of Ger
man Fleet. '
Advance Fors Occupied
Paris, NOy. 15. French and Ameri
can troops hare occupied the advanced
forts of Met and are advancing to
ward the city.
. The Germans ara carrying out their
evacuation faster than 'was expected.
Ic is possible that King Albert will en
tar Biussels Sunday-
.' Paris, - Nov. 18.-3:30 p. m.) The
tint of the Gorman armies, have retir
ed beyond the borders of France, it
was officially announced this after
noon. German civil and Military authorities
were in -conference at Nancy;. today
with Albert Tirma.i, state councillor
for the Metz district, relative to as
sumption of the administration of Al-aee-Lorraine
by French' officials.
The present schedule calls for the
I'Vench to enter Metz on Monday,
strictly for the purpose of military oc
cupation. Strassburg will bo occupied
about November 25. The official cere
monies in connection with the restora
tion of the "lost provinces" will be
lie-Id the first of December.
Hung Evacuate Antwerp
London, Nov. 13. (ll;J0 a.
( Continued on page two)
. IRRIGATjON SCHEME
State Engineer Lewis To Give
Information For Return
in coiiuectiuh wHh the governments
pi;iu to develop . 'rrigation piojcets for
the benefit of returning gohlierK, F. E.
Weymouth, chief if construction of the
U. S. reclamation service, has written
to State Engineer- Lewis fur informa
tion concerning irrigation projects in
State Engineer Lewis referred him
liarticularly to the Deschutes project,
which 1ms s'cveial different units, dad
t) the Lower Powder valley project,
in taker county, as bfing feasiblo for
Ine government ' under. aking. lie al
to reviewed the s.utns of Qthcr pro
jects in this state. Mr. Weymouth's
"The secretary of the interior has
instructed the director of the reclama
tion service to mako a report on the
, feasible irrigation projects in the arid
states with the view o! providing em
ployment and homes for returning sol
diers at the termination of the war,"
says Mr. Weymouth, "and to that end
I tin desirous of obtaining information
dative to the following:
"Nrst New projects believed to
be feasible. "
. "Second Irrigation district and
Carey act project of merit that have
ttewi unable to secure private capital
for their development.
"Third Creditable projects ibat
iiave been partially constructed by 'li
tigation district, or other organiza
tions, which are unable to complete
Beats Sail From Brest
Paris, Nov. 15. (12:40 p. m.) The
cruiser Amiral Aubc an! two torpedo
l.oets have sailed from Brot for the
"Firth of Forth, under orders of Ad
miral Grassel, French representative on
th? commission charged with execltion
of tha naval terns. of the armistice.
The dispah a rr.d-iestes that the Firth
of Forth, an estanary on the east coast
of S'ptlnnd, may be one of the intern
ment !3jes of tie German fleet.
IL FREED AT LAST FROM
Reported Jewish Massacre Is
llireatened In Lower Rus
sia And Warsaw.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. German evac
uation of Polad, which is in the throes
of revolution, has begun, it was re
ported from Berlin today.
German troops and civilians who
were rioting in Warsaw, are said to
have been disarmed and arrested.
London," Nov, 15. The situation in
Holland is becoming more serious, dis
patches received by the Express le"
The socialists are demanding the ab
dication of Queen Wilholminn.
Jonkheer C'olyn, former Dutch war
minister,' has been recalled from Eng
land to Holland arid it is believed will
be charged with formation of a new
Beady to Lend Resources
, London,. Nov. 15. If the reported
anti-Semitic program in Warsaw is con
firmed,, the government will view it as
encouragement to the forces of disor
der and violence which are threatening
the population between the Rhine and
The allies' are ready to lend their
whole resources for restoration of the
economic bases of civilized life in those
countries desiring order and civiliza
tion. But if the peoples of the ceu
UaLtapires are disorderly, it was in
timated today, the allies Will only be
able to wait for restoration of condi
tions leading to the processes of peace.
Republic In Austria
PaAs, Nov. 15. (5:30 p. m.) A re
public has been proclaimed in Austria
Hungary according to a Vienna dis
patch received by way of Zurich, pub
lished in LeJournal today.
Hundred Killed in Berlin
Copenhagen, Nov. 15. During the
revolution in Berlin, 100 persons were
killed and were buried in the Fricd
riehstrassc churchyard, according to' re
ports received here today.
Madrid, Nov. 15. The commander
of the German submnrino TT-39, hither
to anchored at Carthagcna, has been in
tarncd. The crew has been landed and
a Spanish guard placed aboard the ves
sel, HONOR AMERICA
Paris, Nov. 15. A committee of the
greatest persons in 'France have been
jfbpuiuted to erect a monument at the
point of Gironde, commemorating Am
erica's aid in the war. President Wil
son will be invited to lay the. first
stone. , ,
. The citv and department of Bordeaux
will give" 300,000 francs ($75,000) to
ward the memorial. The remainder will
be raised by national subscription.
Th' hardest thing ia wrappin' up a
quarter's worth o' door knobs. Rub
lxr lice's g.und sloppy, whatever else
k:a be said o' them.
GENERAL PERSUING IS
SENT CABLEGRAM OF
Note Shows Confidence That
American People Have In
Washington, Nov. . 15, Expressing
appreciation of the "zeal, courage .and
strength," of the American cxpciijiou
ary army, Secretary Baker in a cable
gram, to Gcnoal Pcrsh.ag today prom
ises as early a return of the American
army to the United States ns the raiii
tary situation would permit.
"The signing of the armistico and
the cessation of hostilities brings to an
end the great heroic military adveaturo
in which the army under your command
has played a part distinguished by gal
lantry and sueecss,J' said Baker.
"It givcg mo pleasure to cvpress to
you tho confidence and appreciation oi'
the war department and those who
have labored with you to make this re
suit possible, this appreciation of their
zeal, courage and strength both of pur
pose and achievement.
"The entire country is filled with
pride in your fine leadership nnd in the
soldierly qualities shown by your army
Now that a respite has come in a sol
enin task to which the. army devoted it
self, the war department will do all ia
its power to expedite the early return
of the expeditionary force t0 the Unit
ed States in order that tjiq country may
welcome its soldiers home aud in order
that these soldiers may be restored to
tho opportunities of civil life ns speed
iiy as the military situation will permit
I extend -to you a commanding general
of the American expeditionary f oree
my hearty congratulations and this ex
pression of high esteem, and I beg of
you to make known to the officers ano
men of your command the fact that
their conduct as soldiers and as mon
has stirred tho prido of their feilow
countrymen, and that their military
success has contributed to tho grout
victory for the forces of civilization
That there may be no doubt as to
the result of the gubernatorial contest
in New York, Governor Whitman has
made application for au inspection of
FLEEING IN AIRPLANE
Heads Of Krupp Muniton
.Works Said To Have Gone
To Holland Wish Kaiser
Amsterdam, Nov. 15 The former
erown prince s adjutant rag
Li:::r v "
t nnn ir'UJtc(i licit; luuav.
TTnmiM in TInMnA
Aiupps m nouana
Copenhagen, Nov. 15. Count Kruno;
Von Boehlen, titular hend of the great
Krupp munition works, fled to Holland
with the former kaiser, aeeoiding to
reports received here today.
Previous reports said tbav both tho
count and his wife, Bertha Krupp, bad
been arrested by the revolutionists. "
Karl To Neuchatel r
Rome, Nov. 15. An Italian lieuten
ant returning from Austria, where he
was a prisoner for two yea's, declared
positively today that Emperor Karl
and his family had gone to 'Neuchatel,
Switzerland, and Karl had ssmmeu the
title of count.
Neuchatel i situated on the lake of
that name, 25 miles noi-thwe.-t of Berne
It has a population of abou 25,000.
Ex Kaisir'g Brother Runs. Too
Copenhagen, Nov. 15. I'rinee Hen
ry, brother of the former kaiser, is re
ported to be in Ekernforde.
a population 08
Where Did He Go, Really
Copenhagen, Nov: 15 rmperor Karl
has gone to Eckartsau (O according
to advice received here today.
Extradition for ex Emperor William
from Holland and his trial on the
charge of murder is urged by ex-Ambassador
Strong Progressive Faction
Admits It Is Preparing To
Washington, Nov. 15. (.oncreas is
anticipating a revolution all of its own
when it convenes to organize March"4
First rumblings of progressives' in
tention to play au important part ru
the organization and naming of com
mittees by republicans arc now being
heard in the , capital' cloakrooms.
There is a strong progressive factSn
in the senate, including Borah, Kenyon,
Norris, LaFollette, Gronna, Johnson
of California, and McNary of Oregon.
Capper of Kansas is expected to line
up with them.
This group privately admits it is P1'
paring to demand, recognition and am
pie representation on those committees
which will handle reconstruction legis
lation. Many of its personnel are strong
government ownership advocates as
opposed to the Lodge, Penrose, Brau
degee majority group.
- House More Stable ,
Whilo the house situation is more
stable, the progressive element thero is
now registering .cloakroom opposition
to the geloction of Mann as speaker,
declaring such a choice would mean
the selection of a republican of the
"old school" for floor leader, Also the
progressives in the house, including
members of the Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota delega
tions are prepared to: fight for Toten-
tion of the present system, by which a
committee makes committee assign
ments instead of the speaker, ''
The opposition to Maun, however,
will not take definite; shape until his
physicians announce their verdict on
whether h"e is physically able to take
the job. Madden of Illinois will be a
candidate if Mann drons out. Fess, of
Ohio, says he is not a caudidate, but
he .'command progressive support and
may be persuaded to run. Longworth of
Ohio; Moore of Pennsylvania; Camp
bell, Kansas; Towner, Iowa, and Gil
lette, Massachusetts, are other candi
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. la.-r-Radieiil
changes from unofficial returns in the
Minnesota prohibition election bb
sliown by tlie official canvass of to
tarns today give the wet forces vic
tory by a margin of 4,977 votes. Among
tho mistakes reported was a loss by the
drys of 1,000 votes in Tav Qui Parlo
Two acar-tragedies are reported from
Yakima county. W. M. Simpson shot
J, S. Tnglea at Wiley City, anil a Chi
naman shot Al Barron'.during a quar
rel at Toppenish. Neither men were
badly hurt. .
DR. SOLF ADDRESSES
Asks That Americans Be Sent
Soon To Meet German
London, Nov. 15. (fl:20 p. m.) For
eign Minister Solf has address d nuotli
er communication to Secretary of State
jLansing regarding plans for saving
I Germany from the wost, according to
Solf appealed to Lansing to send
-iw;i u-uii j.neiiiiuii;iii iui u-. us suuu HB
nosnilile tn Tin. Hiiwhb r,r K!hn tn
rl Sap ii tn wtth florin n n nloni ;inn tiu pwu
I the details of how magnamious Amcri-
can he p m!ghtv save the fatherland
. .. 1 ,
from the worst.
This request was made by Dr. Self
in tho course of an acknowledgement
of reception of Solf'g recent pleas for
an early peace conference and modifi
cation of armistice terms. These two
appeals have been forwardeii to the al
lies for consideration. Noth.r.g else w
said to Solf in the reply.
The plain inference drawn here, how
ever, wag that Germany must under
stand she i dealing with ail the allies
and cannot hope for creation of jeal
ousy between the associated nations by
dealing with the Uuitcd States alone,
nor can she expect easier ticMment by
playing this nation against the outers.
Must Address Allies, Too
Washington, Nov. 15. The state de
partment has asked Germany to ad
dress all the allies in making commu
nications in interest of al' cf them,
rather than asking
the United S:ates
SWISS STRIKE ENDS'
Washington, Nov. 15. The general
strike iu Switzerland is ended, accord
ing to announcement of President Cal
endar in the chamber of deputies ac
cording to cables from Berne.
At Calexico, Cul., Monday, a Mcxi
pr.n liniiil Ci-nni nirn the linrdcr ,Ail tl
parade in celebration of the armistice
But Little Known Of This Most
Efficient Branch Of The
American Red Cross.
v The work of the home service section
of the Red Cross goeg on so quietly
that few pcoplo appreciate what is
really being done. Especially is this
true in the. way of helping women in
distress and in many instances giving
tlieni monty cither to visit their sick
husbands in the service, or in placing
hem money either to visit their sick
where allotments have been delayed.
Four instances mny be related that
have been placed before tho home sorv
ice section, all of which have been hap
A short time ago a soldier-was homo
on a furlough from a camp in Califor
nia. Shortly after .he anived, three
member, of his family wero gtricxeu
with influenza and within a few days,
the soldier also, was attacked by the
disease. His furlough was about to ex
pire and ho was unable to leave his
bed. Ho applied to the home sovico
section and with "the aid of two doc
tors' certificates, succeeded in placing
the situation in a proper manner before
the soldier's commanding officer.
the soldier's commanding
1 It was but a few woeks
ago that tho
home service section wag called in to
care for a baby 18 months old. Tho
father was in tho service and the moth
er not in condition to care for the child.
The home service section paid the ex
penses for the care of tho baby for i
short time until it wag placed with a
family in the country. Afterwards, ar
rangements were made by which the
babv wag adopted.-
With a husband sick in an army hos
pital in tho cast and calling for his
wife, a woman .brought her troubles to
the - home service section. She was
supplied with money to go east .atid
word from tho commanding officer wn
that through , her careful nursing, the
man was brought back to health.
In another instance recently, the wife
was supplied with money to enablo her
to visit her soldior husband.' On tho
way east tho was robbed. She took her
troubles to the homo service gection
where, her husband wag. locatod and
they communicated with the branch in
Salem. Money wag furnished her on
which to live Until she finally found
emplovment. Upon the recovery of her
husband who had been ill, she later re
turned to the city. But in her distress,
it was only through the home service
work that she. wax -enabled to live until
conditions for hor became more favor
able. GERMAN WOMEN SEND
APPEAL TO IS WILSON
f AND MISS JANE ADDAMS
Some Believe Sympathy. Game
Is Being Somewhat
BjrCarl D. Groat.
(United Prcss Staff Correspond rut.)
Washington, Nov. 15. The United
ftlutea mid tlm fillips will Hta tn it flint
i ,,. . , ... ...
iiuiiiuz niurik in uv iniuun ui mu uiiiiia-
I tice do not work an undue hardship on
' (laru.n n if. Tirnttflitl t hn nation Ait- it
,t iintin ,,rd..r Thi. .
u i i .
, officially, is the government attitude
I toward tne German women s wncless
appeal to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson aud to
Miss Jane Addams,
Chicago, received by the
in cut overnight.
The appeal declared that German
women had been starving for years,
and would now die from hunger ".by
millions" if the associated govern
ments did not relax the stipulations as
to leizure of railway material.
It was indicated here that tho. gov
ernments have no intention of modify
ing the armistice terms, But, at the
same time, thcic wero indication tnat
the rolling stock seized could be paced
to aid the Gcrmana if they smother the
spectre of bolhcvism now stalking i.i
There is disposition in many quarters
to believe that Germany is overplaying
Some see in the numerous appeals to
the United States a distinct propaganda
effort to get President Wilson to use
his influence in modifying terms. Oth
ers believe there is a touch of effort
to create jealousy by making the
United Stntcg the only source to
which the Germans look for help.
The reeent rnvaireg of the German
jsoldiers in Belgium, in open violation
(of the armistice condition, and the sur-
Iv tone of some recent utterances iu
j Germany do not aqunre with tho rest of
I the picture.
REHADI READY FOR
OF EliEI-IY FORCES
Revolutionary Councils May
Refuse To Comply To
Is Because-Or Allied Vctory
- Being flost Complete Re
corded In History.
London, Nov. 15. (British Admiral
ty wireless.) "It ig evident that we
must remain prepared for hostile action
on the part of certain elements of the
enemy's forces," writes the military
correspondent of tho Wireless service,
" Bevolutiohajy councils have been,
set up which may refuse to acquiesce
in tho terms of tho armistice and the
moro fact that tho wmistico can be
terminated by cither aide, at forty
eight hours notice necessitate our be
ing fully prepared for all eventualities.
"Whatever happens, no organizsa or
effective resistance can, under any cir
euinstances bo offerod by the German
army, but if"lhe troops rofuse to ack
nowledge the authority of their pres
ent commanders and the army should
disintegrate, tho allies may still have
much work to do.
Most Complete History
"The victory gained by the allies ig
one of tho most complete recorded in
history, the allied nations being in the
almost unparalleled position of being
able to dictate any terni they please
to the enemy, who no longer, has any
moans of resisting or prolonging the
struggle for a single lay,
"Henceforth, the problems which lie
before us are political rather than mil
itary but for the ifioment we are fac
ed with a situation which may require
furthor military effort from some, or
all the allies. The whole of central and
eastern Kurope is in a state of extreme
unrest, from the Bhine to the Urals,
and the allies are pledged to recon
struct a new Europe out of this chaos.
How this will be done, it is impossible
to say, but it is evident that the tran
sition from war to peace must be very
, Huns Must be Disarmed
"However, it must be remembered
that this armistice is at present a mero
paper transaction, and the course of
ao.ion which tho Germans are tukiug
docs not suggest that they mean to
make our task easy. They aro appeal
ing to their own people and to the bol
sheviki olemeuts in tho entente and
neutral countries to resist the terms
imposed by tho allies as involving tho
destruction of Germany,
"It ig impossible to tell whether a
socialist state may not be evolved in
Germany, which might, if it had the
c import unity, refuse to carry out Its
"The world will not be safe until
Germany is powerless until she is dis
armed ami the allies have occupied a
sufficient extent of her country to ren
der it impossible for her to resist our
demands. Our first object must bo to
enforce' the peace for which we went
to war, and until thig is done we can
not relax our efforts or reduce our ef
fectives to any material extent."
Sale Of Road Bonds
To Amount To $590,000
Word lias been received from Wash
ington t tint tho capitnl issues commit
tee has approved the request of the
bonds to tho amount of $m).U0. The
request wag made sonic wicks ago but
wa temporarily disapproved by the
committee owing to war conditions.
With the signing of au armistice these
conditions have disappeared.
It is no J by the .state highway
coiniiiiHsioii to expend the money on
the following projects:
Pnss Creek, canyon, Pacific highway,
tL'8,00U; Yoncnlla to Oakland, 14 mile,
$1)4,000; Diller to . Myrtle . cieek, J 3
miles, $91,000; Wolf Creek, 5 miles,
$30,000; Grants Pass south to Josephine
county line, 0 miles, $;i,000; oorth
slope Siskiyou mountains, 7 miles, (40,
000; Cascade Locks to Hood iiiver,
graveling, $54,000; surfacing incom
plete underground crossing ordered by.
Oregon public service commission be
twetn Medford and Ashland, $15,000;
to connect sections of Columbia river
highway between Hood river and Alois
er, 5 miles, necessary to make available
Columbia river highway to Wasco couu
ty and the extensive district beyond,
$102,000; anticipated discount on
Biotous scenes attended the peace
(celebration at - Newport -News, Va.
Thousands of dollars damage was done
bv noldiers and sailor, who wrecked
streetcars, raided - restaurant,- broke
platcglass windows and built boufires
in Ue streets.
WILL BE DELAYED
United States Has Been As
sembling Suggestions Thru
Colonel House. -
SCENE OF CONFERENCE
Over Twenty five Nations
Have Right To Places .
At Peace Table.
By Bobert J. Bender.
'(United Press Staff Correspondents.)
Washington, Nov, 15. While tha
peace conference will be delayed an
other month, according to the beat in
formation here today, this government
and the allies are working on details
both nt the home capitals and through
tho supremo war council at Vergaillos.
Tho United States for some months
has been? congregating its suggestions
through Colonel House and his aides. A
careful study has been made with re
spect to peace adjustments a n
the neur east, where iiew nations have
risen, out Of long oppression. Safe
guarding of theso groups will be one
of tho chief problews to be Considered.
The state, department has done noth
ing yet with rep poet to tho German
wireless appeal for an early confer
ence and tho disposition aptiears to be
not to hasten matters until Gormaity
appenrs more stabilized than at present
However, It seems likely ( from prcs
dispatches that constitutional ehangv
are in effect in Germany now and thas
steps are under way for forming a .lia
ble government. . ... f;
The main question , is whother any
particular government will stand at
this time with Unrest and revolution
uudirlyliig tho wholo Teuton situation.
More than 25 nations have right to
places at the peace table as belligerents
against Germany. .These, countries will
not have equal voice in the session,
even though technically entitled to It.
Instead, France, Britain and the United
States and Italy will have tho main,
American Mission to Spa.
New York, Nov, 15. Reports that aa
American mission was going to Spa
Snturduv led to the belief hero that
this was p'obably the United aiatca
i'ooHuiuud on page two)
But Few State And County Of
ficials Are Members Of
Tho. annual dues for a membership
in the Salem Commercial club is $20
and it has naturally been expected
tlmf every man whether in business
or in a profession would lie interested
enough in the city to support its Com
in a list recently prepared by Frank
J, Chapman, manager of the emb,
names itro given of those who havo
signed up for the ftnlowing year, be
ginning Nov. 1, 11HH.
The Ministerial association is repre
sented by only two members. These
are Dr. R. X. Avison, pastor of tho
Kirst Methodist church mid Ur. Georgo
F. Holt, pastocof the first Baptist
The educational interests of the city
aro represented by John W. Todd, su
perintendent of tho city schools, Prof.
J. ('. Nelson, pm'cii'iil of the high
school, lr. Carl Gregg Doney, presi
dent of Willamette university, and W.
1. Stuley of the Capital Business col
lege. The Oregon state penitent'ary is rep
resented by (has. A. Murphy, wardens
and Frank Davey, clerk. Bicycle shop
have but two men in the club, A. II.
Moore and LJoyd K. Ramsdcn. The biff
nil companies have but one member, H.
O. Snclling of the Associated.
Hotels as shown by tho prepared list
up to date arc represented hy only one,
the Marion. There is but one laundry
with a membership, the Salem Laundry
of 12(1 South Liberty street.
1 County (officials have not so far
shown any disposition to line up with
the Commercial club as thtre are out
three U. O. Bojer, county clerk, VV.
M. Smith, county superintendent anil
Judge George G. Bingham.
State house officials arc not especial
ly interested ia Saie ii ar the li.it shows
but seven members Will H. Bennett,
G. O. Brown, F. A. Elliott, Chas. V.
Gnllowav, O. P. Hoff. Win, A. Mar
shall ami J. I). Sutherland,
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