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SPECIAL WILLAMETTE VAL-
LEY NEWS SERVICE
' I . jT 1 I! fl I! I I 1 1 i I f I II H
fiasf -V..t Wl" III
FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO.
HEADS IN GEIillY
Chancellor Ebert Ordering
Troops Into Berlin To
ARRIVING FROM RUSSIA
Twenty Eight Killed And Forty
Eight Wounded In Street
Paris, Dec. ft. Chancellor Ebert 's
government is. bringing now troops iu
to Berlin iu an effort to crush the
fcpartacus movement, which has iuiw
spread throughout tin northern sub-
Jtbs, according to a Zurich dispatch to
'Information today. '.
Pillaging continues, the dispatch says
especially in tlio populous quarters.
Oiio confused dispatch received here
troiii Berlin declares Karl Liebnecht
followers, havo organized a revolution
throughout Germany. The reiehstag
building in Berlin is reported to have
been taken and the trouble appears to
have spread to Muuch and I'ilseu.
' Btbody riots continue in Berlin. .
Auother message says that allied in
tervention in Prussia may save the gov
einmeuh Order Guard Under Arms.
Copenhagen, Dec. 9. Ten thousand
members of .the republican guard were
ordered under arms in Berlin last night
to quell rioting there, according to dis
jiatehes received from that city today.
The best bolshevik organize from
Russia are arriving iu Berlin to lead
the Bpartncus group. Among them is
aid to be "Lewiue." It; is not known
whether this is a mis-spelling of Pre
mier Leuiue's nume.
Break up Meetings.
Copenhagen, Dec. B. Rpartacnsltes
lirokc up non-socialist meetings in Mu
inch and compelled the police to prom
ise removal of all national flags, ac
cording to a dispatch from that city
Berlin, Dec. 7. (Delayed.) Twenty
eight persons were killed and 48 wound
el in stroet fighting here yesterday
between government troops! and forces
of the Spartacus group, in which the
latter were completely defeated.
The Spaitacusites, under Karl Lieb
necht, planned a coup d'etat in which
, tho police station and chancellor's pal
ace were to be seized and the govcrn
iiiint ejected. Appeals were made to
the workmen t0 call a general strike.
Many of them responded and inarched
into the streets of the royal palace.
Spaitacusites placed machine guns be
f.ue tho reichstag building. Liebnecht
addressed tho crowds from the roof of
motorbus, while the workmen shouted
"long live the international republic."
The mobs were finally incited to at
tack the public buildings, but were de
feated after a fTiarp encounter in which
inuchinc guns were used on both sides.
Germany Will Have Six
Dilegates To Conference
London, Dec. 9. Philip Scbeidemano
member of tho present Herman govern
tneut, declared in an interview with
s the Berlin rirespoudeut o a London
newspaper that Germany will have six
delegate! at 1he peace conference and
tOat they will be backed by the nation
"A ecuucil of six persrns will be
nelcciteil ng peace delegates, '' Sihcide
maim said. -'They will call upon the
national assembly to guaiantee Ger
many's giod faith to the allies."
Krgarding- tho former kaiser, Schoide
manu said: "The government is dis
cussing the question of the trial of per
wins responsible for the war."
-Soheidemann said be was inclined
toward the belief that Germany ulti
mately will form a republic
Ray Greathouse First Man
Of 9lst To Return Home
Tflcoma Wash.. 1W. 9. Tha first I
nian of tha 9!it division to return home I
ALL PEACE DELEGATES
EXPECTED TO REACH
PARIS BY END OF WEEK
Date For Preliminary Con
ference Not To Be Set Until
By Fred S. Ferguson.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Paris, Dec. 9. The peace delegates
of all the powers are expected to reach
Paris by the end of this weei. me
date for opening the inter-allied pre
liminary conferences, however, will not
set until after President -Wilson ar
rives." Paris is becoming more congested ev
ery hour. All hotels are filled to ca
pacity and cots have been put up in
bathrooms, corridors and store rooms.
Prices of everything are sky-rocketing.
The aspect of the entire city has chang
ed within a fortnight from war to peace
Stores are displaying big electric signs
for the first time in four years. Shop
windows are showing moro civilian and
less military apparel. New theaters
are opening throughout the city. Te
reviving taxicabs are a premium anil
the subway, is constantly crowded.
Owing to this great influx of people
the greatest in the city's history, Par
is is almost on the verge of a panic.
The authorities are tryifig to untan
gle the worst cable congestion on rec
ord. The inechanieal problem of get
ting news of ,t he peace conferences to
America is stupendous. The housing of
hundreds of correspondents and other
Americans is also perplexing. It is
likely that some buildings will be rent
ed and cots put in to serve as sleep
ing quarters for them.
TO BEGINABOUT JAN 3
General Peace Conclave Held
At Versailles After Terms
By Ed L. Keen
(Uuitod Press staff correr-i ondent)
Paris, Dec. 9 The formal sessions of
the associated governments conference
will begin aboitt January 3, it was be
lieved Jiere today.
They will be held in the French for
eign office and will continue fivo or
six weeks, After fully formulating the
peace terms, the German will be in
vited to send their delegates to Versail
les, where the general peace confer
ence will take place.
"iae peace congress will be largely a
mere formality, as German y presum
ably will accept the terms without
much quibbling, inasmuch as she has
acknowledged she is beaten and unable
to resume hostilities in any event. In
this respect the peace treaty will be
imi(!ar to the armistice terms riot
quite a "sign there" proposition, but
Lloyd George to Paris
In the meantime, Premier Lloyd
George and Foreign Secretary Balfour
will visit Paris next week and infor
mally confer with President Wilson,
Colonel House and the ctuer American
representatives. There will be similar
conferences with Premier Clemeneeau
and other Frenchmen; also Premier Or
lando and Foroign Minister' Bonnino,
who will accompany King Victor Eman
uel to this city.
Owing to the French people's enthui
iasin over Wilson' and their desire to
give him an appropriate ovation, the
visit of the Italian king has been set
for December 19. He will remain until
Christmas when Wilson hopes to Tisit
and address-the American troops and
inspect the devastated regions.
is at Camp Lewi today. He is Ray L.
Great hotie, company A, 3("nd infan
try, of Judith Gap, Mont. He lost his
right arm in a trench near Chateau
Thierry while on detached service in
Four other convalescents traveled
weat with Orcathouse from Washing
ton, D. C. They were from other di
visions and included T. H. Rickman of
Spokane; Sergeant Paul C.Ttunberlain
of Cleveland, Ohm; r?ivates T. W.
Sarint of Sumner, Wash., and Stephen
aiacKs of Seattle.
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER
ARMY OF HALF MILLION
War Department Does Not
Now Contemplate Urging
Washington, 'Dec. 8. Th war de
partment will soon esk congress to au
thorize' a peace tbue stand;ng army of
half a million meu, according to pres
ent plans. -
The department does not now content
plate recommending universal military
These two outstanding features of
tho departmental army remganization
plans were learned today from a source
close to both Secretary of War linker
and Chief of Staff. March.
Assistant Secretary of War Crowell
and Quartermaster' Goethalg appeared
before the house military committee to
day, .confining, their . testimony to a
plea for speedy passage of a biil to al
low tihem to make settlements of eon
tracts ruled illegal by Comptroller War
wick of the treasury.
Many firms might be thrown, into
bankruptcy unless the bill is passed,
the committee was told.
President Wilson Will
Not Sit At Peace Table
By Robert J. Bender
(United Press corresuondent)
Aboard ithe V. 8. 8. George
Washington, off the Azores,
Dec. 9. (By wireless to the
United Press.) After the pre
liminary conferences at Paris,
President Wilson probably will
not sit at the pmce table. Ho
will remain in Fiance, howev
er, for immediate counsel. The
unofficial conviction on the
George Washington is that he.
will ndt return to the United
States befor.tlu' first tf Feb
Premier Clemeneeau will cer
tainly preside at the session,
inasmuch s President. Wilson
will not sit.
The weather today was beau
tiful.. The tfeorge Washington
is off the Azores.
President Wilson lai-t night
attended tho crew's service and
afterwards shook hands all
Silverton Closed Again
Because Of Influenza
(Capital Journal fipocia! Service)
Silverton, Dec. 9.-J''or the s..cond
time this city is placed under quaran
tine tor influenza. Oity health officer,
lr. P. A.. Loan, ordered schools and all
other public $Rtheiinys closed last
Thursday night after haviiij been in
formed of nineteen new eases of flu
during the day, Thursday. By .Satin day
the cases totaled nearly fi iiy. There
is some talk of opening the schools this
week if arrangements can I e made to
quarantine the families wherever there
is a case of the epidemic. Tho theater
is open again now but putroiu must
comply with strict rules provided by
tne ncaitn orticer.
Wesley Jarvis, for many years a res
ident of Silverton, died at h;s home in
this city .Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7.
iur. ourvig nas uei'n surrcring rroin
paralysis for some time.
Miss A. Rosenquest, a fovmer Silver
ton teacher, drove her car tn Silverton
last Saturday morning, gathered up a
happy crowd of little folks as many
as her ear would earry, and took them
to her home in fialem. Aft?r appeasing
their appetites with a fine dinner, Miss
Iio&nquest took them to a show. The
jolly little party broke up at fire
o'clock when the youngsttr? left for
home on the Silverton-Walem stage.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mulkey of Me
Minnvillc visited at the U. G. Davis
home on Liberty hill a few days last
week. Mrs. Mulkey is cousin of Mrs.
Agnes Bock .gave a party for a num
ber of her friend Friday eve of last
Won't Receive Visitors
Unless He Can Carry Gun
Amsterdam, Dec. 9. The former
crown prince has decided not to re
ceive visitors, unli he is permitted
by the Dutch authorities to carry a re
volver, it was learned here today.
That Frederich Wilhelm, although he
has abdicated, still regards himself as
an interned soidier is indicated by his
request that he be allowed to wear
mufti while vi'sDting s dentist in this
city. It is understood the government
has. granted him permission to eomt
here and will provide him with an es
cort bnt specified that he must wear
A special German cook has arrived
at Wieringen. The formor enwn prince
is quoted as having said that he would
die if he were forced to eat food "a
South America Will
Furnish After War
Trade for N.America
SO SPEAKER CLARK
Rumored That Germany Will
Be Cut Off From Raw
WILL NECESSITATE TRADE
WITH OTHER COUNTRIES
Recommends That Abundant
Steamship Lines Be
Baltimore, Mr.,' Dec. 9s The best
"hunting grounds", for after tho war
trodo will be Central and South Ameri
ca, Speaker Clark told the Southern
j Commercial congress, which ojiened its
.convention hero today.
"Yes, we come out of the war with
a great merchant marine, but I press
louio the question 'what arc we going
to do with it,' " Clavk said.
"It is rumored that Germany will bo
shut out from the rw: materials mar
ket. ' Whether that is trne or not I' do
"Beforo the war Great Britain was
our best customer and Germany second.
Most of our productions which' Ger
many took wrero raw materials Only
partly manufactured. So, if tho ru
mor referred to-turns out to be the
truth, we will have less foreign trade
than when the war began and some
how, we must find now and enlarged
fields for our products.
Champ Clark's Answer.
"My answer is that our best hunting
grounds for trade will be Central and
houth America right at our own doors.
Tf wol, n,f nf .i,im 4
Ithe last half century instead of having, mo9t ""I'ortant newspaperman in Am
lonly 13 per cent of the foreign tradel0"" lr"' t5 t 'P0'0
of Latin-America, wo would have
lion s share.
South America is "amazingly rich"
' 'How arc we to increase our trade
with that inarvelously rich land! Much
larger than North Auicricat" ho con-
steamship lines between their ports and
ours; by establishing better bauking fa- .' . , T
cilities which fit in with their business1 1)ll'lB"' id that the Hearsfchaln
habits; by packing our goods and mer-,f l,uI'l''H ue" very friendly to
chandise in a manner and styles to !",Tny Vm tllC 'TV10 wnr hem
please their taste and above all by hav-i""' 1 "e mo 8 belligerent,
ing a course of Spanish in all our uni-' . ' " "P''1"' '"at' tho bittern.,, i
versities, colleges and business schools" , i0V :t 'MPels towar Englnna town
Necessity for Trade. . ?(1 ,0 "er,ae after tho British author
The necessity for scoking foreign
trade lies in the fact that millions of
men returning to this country from Eu
rope must find employment and that
factories now on war work must be (jlv
on trade so that these men can be em
ployed, Clark said. . Markets for the
sale of the products of these plants
must be found at once, he said, worn
ing that other countries would slip in
Women have reformed drunkards an' The representative, Bielaski said,
wild men, but they never got very far was C. F. Bcrtilli, then connected with
with tightwads. Xobuddy over seems the Paris bureau of Hearsts news ser
t' know enough t' save the first baby j vice.
buggy. "The only new thing alont' Bolo,"
ahead of us unless we show haste.
The question of freedom- of tho seas
also concerns this country vitally, Clark
said, and declared:
"We can depend on President Wilson
to secure the freedom of the seas at the
congress of Versailles."
Clark also gave a short history of the
American merchant marine, which, he
said, was a story of "mingled glory
and shame,'.' and declared it would be
necessary to modernize oar navigation
laws and make our seamen the most ef
ficient in the world.
CONTINUED BY SENATE
Government Has No Evidence
That Hearst Has Received
Washington, Dec. 9 Tho senate com
mittee today resumed its investigation
of German propaganda with further ex
posures expected from A. Bruco Bicl
aski, department of justice.
Hints that army intelligence officers
may disclose some startling secrets of
tho schemes 'used by German agents to
gain support and sympathy in America
added a new note of interest to the
hearing- Bielaski was expected to Dp
en, more puges of the book of "German
secrets which had been closed to tho
public since the war began.
Indications today were that the probe'
will continue for the rest of the wees
and possibly longer.
The government has no evidence
whatever that William Randolph
Hearst has received any funds or prof
its from Germany or German Interests,
A. Bruce Bielaski of tho department of
justice, testified today iu the senate'
uonsiuei Hearst Important
Bielaski said that tho German agents
" eauntry considered Hearst the
ne im'nm nun uearst nau puousn
cd articles in his newspaper aftor the
I'nitod .States had entered tho wur that
would have rendered -him liable to pros
ecution, had the espionage act been in
effect nt that time. The law was pull
ed. June 15, 1917. r
"After the beginning of the war his
1 j',"' C0"t.I,nu;'d1,. bo vpr-v l''H"n
V '3 ,m UV1'-'" nwa-v th.,.ir ca,)'o Pv''
eges. .Hieiaski made his statement of
Hearst's policy aftor the United Statos
entering tho war in answer to a ques
tion by Senator Nelson, Minnesota.
Each Had Tund.
Dr. Hcnrlch Albert, financial ageiu
of the German government horo, nad
one fund, Bornstorff had anothor and
Boy-cd had anothor. Von Kintolen at-
so had obout $700,000 for uso in his
campaign of sabotage and destruction
"Dr. Albert spent millions trying to
iniucnuis to wcrmany undor tho
guiso of American enterprises," said
Bcilaski. "Most of his cargoes wound
up in the prize courts.
' He sent the steamer Willielmina (li
rect to Hamburg with wheat and lard
and caused statements to bo issued say
ing ho whole affair was American, his
plan was either to get tho much needed
fiipplin into Germany or to involve the
I'nited States in diplomatic difference!
with fcngland. The facts came to the
attention of tho state department in
time to preveut serious trouble with
Only GaTnans 0n Toll
When Bolo Pasha's name was men
tioned, Senator Nelson asked Bielaski
to "give the connection be had with
Bielaski replied that Phe only per
sons in this eountry who can toll about
Bolo ore Germans. Adolph Pavenstcdt,
wealthy German, who was interned
some months ago, knows more about
bolo than any one cle, Bielaski said.
"We do not know whether Hearst
knew dhe facts about hir.i or not,"
said Bielnski. "He was intimately as
sociated with Bolo and conferences and
his representative brcuitht Bolo over."
PRICE TWO CENTS
MADE SLIGHT CHANGE
Also Issues Order That No
Prisoners Will Be Received
Until Flu Is Curbed.
Warden Stevens began his duties at
the state penitentiary Saturday by
making a slight shakeup in his official
family, while yesterday he was occu
pied for a portion of the dry hunting
for a couple of prisoners who Wished
to Initiate the new warden with a man
hunt. Auother one of the warden's first of
ficial acts was to issue an order that
no more prisoners will be received from
the various counties until the influen
za epidemic is curbed. Men under sen
tence must be held in the county tails
until ho is ready to receive them at the
prison, as he says tho iufluensa is be.
ing prolonged, at the penitentiary by
im I'muiL. priauuvra.
In order to mako room for John (?.
Talley as deputy warden, Charles Burns
w.no was deputy warden unrier Murphy,
was demoted to tho position of turn
key, while Turnkey BrotLerton was
temporarily relieved of his job.
For several years Talley hail charge
of the Multnomah county vjail while
Stevens was sheriff of that county and
Stevens wanted him for his chief as
sistant at the penitentiary. Of late
years Talley has been turnkey nt the
tiMerai prison at McNeill s island,
which position ho left to accept the
iesterdar afternoon n illnrd Tan-
oner and George Demont made an at
tempt to escape, but were caught be
lore they got out of the prison yard.
They hid themselves iu the cold stor-
ago plant and were waiting for a
chance to climb over the wall and be
oft. v hen they were missed a search
was instituted and after three or four
hours they were uncovered.
laimir is up from MuCtaomah coun
ty for murder. Ho was the partner of
tl 1 T . -I- !- .L- l.!ll!,.. a
iiubci j.rwm ill me Aiiiiu.or man
by the name of Wallace, whom she had
enticed to a, hotel. Demont is serving
throe to 10 years for burglary commit
ted iu Clatsop county.
Vocation, Says Harden
London,. Dec. 9. "The kaiser missed
his vocation; he should hae managed
a cabaret," declared Maximilian Har
den, in an interview with tho Berlin
correspondent of the London Kxpres.
"The kaiser had no personal part in
the war. He was discredited and be
came a tool of the junkers. They thot
him a coward and feared he would fail
to sign the declaration of war, so they
sent hira to Norway. Foreigners saw
the kaiser's facade, but never saw his
"The armistice terms are hard. Tf
they form the basis of tho peace terms
Germany will be ruined. By losing pos
session of Alsace-Lorraine ami Hilosia
she cannot become an industrial coun
try. Millions of Germans aro sincere.
Tho entente should treat thcui as men,
not as militarists."
MONEY MARKET DULL
New York, Dec. 9. The money mar
ket today was dull. Time funds con
tinued in demand but there was little
money available. Call loans ruled at
six and six and a half. Foreign ex
change was firm. Swiss francs advanc
ed 3 points to 4.90 and pesetns five
points to 19.90 cents the peseta. Com
mercial paper, sixty days, ruled at six.
No wYork Bar silver 1011-8, unchang
ed. London 43 3-4, unchanged. Mexi
can dbllars 77, lin-changcd, Timo
money ruled at six.
said Bielaski, "is an entry in a book
kept by Dr. Albert. Under date of Sep
tember 20, 1914, Albert wrote when
prepared telegram to Bolo. This would
seem to indicate a much earlier con'
nection between Bolo and German in
terests than were thought to exist."
AMERICAN SOLDIERS NOW
OCCUPY TOWN OF COBLENZ
Burgomaster Requests Yanks!
To Enter City As Soon As
German Troops Left
By Webb Miller.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With the Americans in Pruss, Doc. 3,
American troops in Coblenz. A small
detachment at tho request of the Ger
man authorities went ahead of tho mam
section of the Third army for imme
diate occupation of tho important
Rhine city It traveled in a special train
and was due to arrive in Coblen at
Premature occupation of the center
of the American bridgehead re.jiiva
ON TRAINS AND NT.WH
TAN18 nVE CENTS
President Wilson Has Given
No Indication Of His Views i
INTERNATIONAL LAW ?
EXPERTS TO CONSULT HE!
Regards Formation Of League
Of Nations As Fundamental
Object Of Congress.
By Robert J. Bender
(United Press staff correspondent) t
Aboard the U.- 8. a George, Wash
ington, Dec. 8. (Night.) (By wire
less to the United Press.)JPresidcnt
Wilton ha given no Indication of Ms.
views oonecrninfc disposition of the
former kaiser, but he is expected to be
consulted by international .law experts
in this regard. In view of tho fact
that British officials favor placing
Wilhelm on trial, the president's al
titude may be most important.
The president oday held his first
conference with his advis-rs. Secre
tary Lansing and Ambassador White
had a long talk with him concerning
America's attitude toward specific,
problems of the peace eonforence. '
William Howard. Taft's speech in
New York, flavoring the leeftuo of na-'
tions was read with much official sat
isfaction. It is known the president re- '
gards formation of the. league of na-,
tions as one of the fundamental ob-
jbcts of the peace conges and is ex
pected to take the stand that this important-matter
shall not bo clouded
with minor issues,
Boa Getting Smoother '
The weather is getting n armor .and
the seas smoother as the Gedrgc Wash
ington approaches tho Awes, which ,
nrn expected to be reached Tuesday.
President Wilson and bis party at
tended religions services this morning
with the enlisted men iu the lower
quarters. He joined in the singing and
prayers. ' ,
Later he rested and then took a
walk about the decksk. ''
Tho youngsters along tho road to tho
Washington Country club, where tho
president plays golf, will not be for
gotten this Christmas. The president
has arranged to purchase candy and
presents for those children, who al
ways waved their hands and saluted
jhim on his way to the club.
The gifts will be dclivcied by tho
white ihouse car, the samo a usual, but
of course somo other than Mrs. Wilson
will distribute them.
MU8T RESPOND GENEROUSLY
Washington, Dec. 9. "Trace does
not moan that we can fold our hands"
declared President Wilson's Bed Cross:
appeal today wherein he rrged that
America enroll this Christtnastide in
tho organization of mercy. The soldiers
jstill under orders and tho "pcoplo of
tne sanuenod lnnus" win do eneerea
by a ge uerous Red Cross wponso now
HEALTH OF NAVY EXCELLENT
Washington, Dec. 9.-The health of
ti'iie nitvy tt ii s i'Ai;cjieiii, nini ih mur
tality low during tho war, according
to the annual report today of tho sur
geon general. Any defects in the health
system was attributabo to the unpre
parerlness for tho big personnel used
in the war, it was said.
from a written request by the burgo
master and military commander who
asked that Americans enter Coblcni im
mediately after departure of the Gcr
man troops. No disorder was reported
in the city, but tho German officials
declared that owing to unsettled condi
tions they wished to take no chances
an wanted the Americans to arrive on -tho
heels of German soldiers who bo
gan evacuating Friday evening. .
The detachment sent to Coblenz was
the Second battalion of the 3!)th in
fan try, 40th division, comprising about
a thousand men.
1 Days Ahead tf Schedule.
Arrival of tho Americans at the -Rhine
is thus four days ahead of sched-.
ulc. The remainder of tho Third army
will coino up as planned. The Second
tOntinucd on page . tore)