5000 CIRCULATION ! HE - J Weaker Report . (25,000 EEADEBS DAILY) Only Circulation in Salem Guar- anteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulations FULL LEASED WIRE t ' - DISPATCHES V SPECIAL WILLAMETTE VAIr LEY NEWS SERVICE - Oregon. Tonight and Wednes- day fair, gentle northwesterly winds, .. , FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 297. SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1918. PRICE TWO CENTS ON TRAINS AND KEWS STANDS FIVE CENTS Liebkne6ht D-nied Liberty To Aend Soldier's Cc mcil Radical Mmbers Of Workmen's And Soldiers' Council De manding Right Of Liebknecht To Sit In Conference Were Outvoted By Huge Majority. Spartacus Group Unimpor tant Numerically But Is Noisy And Troublesome. By Frank J. Taylor (United Press .stuff correspondent) : Berlin, Dee. lti (1:30 p. m.) Karl IJebknecst and Rosa Luxemburg, bol--olievik leaders, today were refused per mission to attend the national meeting ,it workmen's aud soldiers' council. Radical members introduced a reso lution, demanding for Liegknecht and liis aide the rili t to sit in the confer once, but tUey were out voted by a litige majority. ; At least 80,000 persons gnthorcd out mde the Prussian parliament building during the altercation. When it be enme known that the bolshevik load ers had been turned down, Liebknecht .suddenly appeared on the roof of the jiarliauient building and began to ad dress the crowds. He was wildly choer d. Would Pr:clai3i Revolution Although surrounded by government soldiers, Liebknecht spoke fearlessly. Jlc led cries of "down with Scheido tnann," "down with Ebcrr," "down with Haase," despite the fact that trtiose officials were bitting iu the house within sound of his vioice. Liebknecht concluded his speech (from the Toof wiih an appeal for tho fvolctnriat, en masse, to proclaim a 80 oial and political revolution. . The scene in tho parliament cham Imt was a striking one when the meet ing was called to order. The room was (ftled with soldiers in field gray uni forms. Mingling with them were work ers in shabby clothes. There were also few sailors. There. Was one woman di'iegato and there were several women in the audi ence. They were the first ever to enter the chamber. Ebert, Haaso anil Scheidemann oc cupied the tribunal uosidc the rostrum. Behind Party in Powar The public set's to do entirely bo Mnd the socialist-republican party, which (includes the majority socialists QUESHOHNARIES ARE TOBEPHESERVEDAS HiSTORICAL RECORDS Will Be Kept Sealed And Open ed Oiily On Request Of Person Concerned. 1 Washington, Dec. 17. All question naires, which have been filled out and returned to local draft boards, aro to t'C kept as historical records in war de partment vaults here. Practically every man in the Unit ed States between the ages of 18 and 4 has filled out. one of these blank .forms, thereby placing himself at tlic service cf tho government in the past, emergency. The only exceptions are those near the age limit of 45, who were , the last to receive questionnaires. Those which were not filled out beforo the armistice was signed have been return ed to the provost marshal's office All questionnaires arc to be sealed d kept for reference, it was stated today. Chief among the uses whicl. they will be put are: -. Will be used in connection with other data to aid war risk' insurance bureau in checking up on soldiers due to receive allotments for injury or sor .vice. Becord for Organizations. 2. Will provide a record for men el igible to enter organization similar to the G. A. R., which will undoubtedly hp formed after all the soldiers havo re turned home. The questionnaires will not be used to keep informed as to the occupation, earning capacity or character of regis tered men, it was polnted'out. Nothiu' - of thig sort is or has been contemplated by the government. Reports have been circulated at vari ous times since the selective service act . was put into effect that the informa tion gained through the. filling out of the questionnaires would be used to jmblie advantage. This would be im possible, it was stated at the provost snarshal general's office because the records are to be sealed and opened on ly at the request of the person whose eeord is in question. - ' - - ruyMIr. valley produced and sliip-' pod 100.000 erstea of berries the past fii-aeon. in ailitioQ to the millions of pounds canned. - .. , under Chancellor Ebert and Philip Scheidemann combined with the minor ity socialists under Hugo Haase, Wil helm Dittmnn and Eichard Berth.. "The junker party appears-completely submerged. The general opinion is that tho junkers hope to retain enough land to provide an income that will enable them to retire, and that they arc" will ing to give up participation in the gov ernment to accomplish this. The Spartacus group, ted by Karl Iiiebknccht, represents an element that is unimportant numerically, but is noisy and makes trouble. They favor setting up an entirely "social" gov ernment wliich would be practically bol shevik in practice. Their ranks are be ing dangerously increased, however, by recruits from among the ranks of dis charged soldiers and the rapidly grow ing army bf unemployed. Awaiting Developments The great mass of Berbers, as well as other Germans, is holding back im patiently, expecting developments of tho necessf.ry support of a provisional government with a constitution that would enablo them to participate in po litical affairs. The bourgeoisie and the newspapers, d-emand stronger action from Ebert and Haase, but probably wouli support any government capable of insuring peace, order and food. The revolution seems to have elimi nated tho word "verbotcnV from, the German language. There is an atmos phere of lack of restraint whorever One goes. Everyone is disposed to do just as he pleases. The recent disorders, in which Spar Ueus forces clashed with government troops, have entirely disappeared. There is still an occasional free-for-all between the rival factions, but there is no shooting and the damage usually is limited to a few black eyes and brok en noses. Men Who Were Prisoners On U-Boat Return Home Now York, Dee. 17. Among the 1913 first class passengers aboard the Cun ard liner Caronia that arrived in New York today wore Lieutenant J. H. Ful tlier and Lieutenant F. M. Muller, two American officers who wcro captured by a U-boat crew and held aboard the submarine for 45 days. GERMAN PAPER TELLS HOW DELIGHTFUL WERE THEIR PRISON CAMP'S According To Description, Places Outrivalled Any Summer Resort I Washington, Dec. 17 Now we all can jbe sorry we werenmade Geiman pris oners. I At last tho truth about the German prison camps is out from the Vossischo iZcitung, old Aunt Vos herself, wo learn that the German prison camps aro just .about the most delightful spots on casth JA write-up rivalling the cfofrts of the tiest summer resort press agent has reached officials here. Quoting a gem: "The following arc to be found in the prison camp: "Cinema theater, concert hall, studio library, bathing facilities, sports grounds for lawn tennis, football, base ball, canteen where beer, wine, miner al waters, toilet articles, tobacco, veg etables and fruits are on sale." Republican Committee To Mset In Chicago Jan. 10 Washington, DN. 17. The 1920 presidential campaign will he official ly, under way on January 10, when the republican national committee as sembles at Chicago. Republi can Chairman Will Havs is sued a call or the meeting through re publican headquarters here, declaring "tbat republicans feel that they have I won a tremendous victory this last elec tion and realize thoroughly that by! ineir opportunities now are their re sponsibilities measured." Tho meeting will be in the nature of a get-together session. PEACE CONFERENCE SHOWS PROM 1 S ES OF BEING HARMONIOUS il Now, U. S. Represented In Europe Had Disquieting Effect Tkere. By J. W. T. Mason. (Written for the United Press.) New York, Dec. 17. A spirit of mu tual accommodation is developing be tween President Wilson aud tho lead ers of tho European democracies, which now promises t0 result in a haromnioub peoco conforcneo an the complete do feat of Germany's ambitiojuw The entranco of the United States into intimato discussions of European affairs has had a disquieting effect up on tho nerves of Europe's statesmen. Americans are apt to be uncon )us of the. enormously disturbing influcnco tho United States could exort on ix- rope s balance of power. Never before in tho world 'g historv has a great na tion reached the maturity of its growth while holding aloof from international ajlinuoes. For this reason tho participation of Americas' peace delegates in the work of recasting Europe has in it an clu. ment of the unknown, which Europeans have been regarding with a niixtuie ot awe, uncertainty and fenr. i It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that direct inspection of the young American giant, in the person of President Wilson, is beginning to reas sure the uneasy continentals. They are gradually convincing themselves that it is not the purpose of America to run amuck in Europe. OF ARRESTED TODAY Former Police Woman of Port land Effected His Arrest InTrisco. Sau Francisco, Dec. 17. Arthur C. Davis U undor arrest hel5 today charg ed with robbing the East Side bank of Portland, Oregon, of $18,500. He has confessed, the polico say. The arrest wa3 effected through the cleverness of Mrs. Lola Baldwin former police woman of Portland, who rccog nizod Davis and trailed him about the city in an automobile Mrs. Baldwin saw Davis passing in an expensive automobile. She comman deered a jitney and followed him. Fin ally whon he alighted, she went np to him, engaged him in conversation, and signalled a policeman. Davis, who is married ,and who is the son of a minister in Portland, , .4 ploved by the bank for a brief period before the robbery. Soon after tho money and hank's pa pers were missed, an attempt was made to find Davis. His wifo snid he had left her before daylight that morning after leaving $2,000 with her. This money she turned over ' to the bank. She said Davis left iu toe earv .oni ing, returning later with a suitcase. He then kissed her good bye and gavo her the money. A largo reward had been offered for the capture of Davis, and this probably will go to Mrs. Baldwin who has been engaged in war work here. Davis had $735 on him when arrest ed. He said he had $1500 more m. a trunk in his rooms. The police also found a $50 liberty-bond, nine $100 lib erty bonds and one $500 bond. Home of the valuable stolen from the bank consisted of liberty bonds. Davis admitted ho had been living "high" since leaving Portland. He had assumed the name of "A. F. Hill." 400,000 Men Assigned " For Early Convoy Home Washington, Doc. 17. About 400,000 officerg and men of tha following organizations were today assigned to early convof home: - 27th engineers; 1102nd, 153d 842d, irth and 4!)ljrt aero squad- rons; IBritish replacement draft No. 1, air service; second trench mortar battalions; six- teentk company of fourth mo-' tor mechanics regiment, air service; three medical detach- ments for above included. SENATOR M'NART SWORN m -. . Washington, Dee. 17. Sena- tor Charles .McNary of Oregon was sworn in today. He sue- eeeds Frederick W. Mulkey who resigned after his election, ac- cording to an agreement. Wilson Will Address Doughboys Christmas By Robert J. Bender ' (United Press Correspondent) , Paris, . Dee. IS. President Wilson plana, to address the doughboys on Christmas. . It was announced today that ho will go to America army headquarters December !8. Aft- or tho addreia to the army, ho si will spend- several days inspcet- - iug the devastated regions, re- turning to Paris) oa December 2. j The. visit of Premier Lloyd- Xlcorge and Foreign Secretary Balfour at the end of the week, to be followed immediately by tho trip to the Americas arm; has necessitated t postponement of .Wilson's' trip , to Itsly until tho middle of January. ' ! . n wont have TOBEGIW-EBERl Present German Chancellor Takes Optimistic View Ot future. Loudon, Dec. 17. (British Admiralty Wireless.) Froiderich. Ebert,. German chancellor, in an interview, declared he 1 knew of no provision in luw upon which the ox-kaisor would have to be givou UP- ' "Wo havo separated ourselves frbm I him after decades of bitter struggle," Jbibort mud. "Aud we only desire that guilt for tho responsibility of the out break of the war should be finally fix ed in ordor that he should be closed once for all. I cannot think of any provision in law upon which Wilhci. would havo to be given up." Asked if ho took an optimistic view of tho future, Ebort rcijlied: " Certainly as far (is possible for a government which has takon over such a heritage and finds itself placed bo fore such a terrible .tangled situation. You must remember iuiat our influence upon the course of events is limited. We cannot croato bread for the Gorman people. If the nation is allowed to starvo, then the inevitable will follow. That a nation can bo brought to such a desperate situation that it must break all rostraints is shown by tho experi ence of tho past year. "Such peoplo finally revenge them selves upon tho authors of thoif mis ery. Our old system came to the ground finally as a result of Russian events, which it had itself invoked." Ml REICHSTAG MEETING Workmen's And Soldiers' Council Dsmands Punish ment Of Fehrenbach. Amsterdam, Dec. 17. The Berlin workmen's and soldisrs' council has protested against the summoiing of the reichstsg, demanding that President Fuhrenbsch be punished, and that tho present government resign, according to" a dispatch received from that city today. Serious rioting occurred in Dresden Sunday night, it is roported. Two per son were killed and six wouuded, One of tho victims was a soldier, shot by a woman who concealed a revolver in her muff. Copenhagen, Dee. 17. "If the reich stair meets in resnonso to Fehrenbach ' call, the government intends to declnre the riochstag and constitution of the kaiser non-existent." Hugo Haase de clared in an Knerview with the Berlin cororspondent of the Politiken. "It is ridiculous that tho reichstng, which approved the invasion of Bel gium and tho Brest-Litovsk treaty, should meet." Germany Preparing To Raise Indemnity Already r Copenhagen, Dec. 17. Ger- many is already taking steps to raise money for the war indent- nities which the allies are ex- pected to demand. The German government's new taxation pro- gram, according to reports r- ceived today includes to loans. One will provide funds for the indemnities. The amount to bs asked has not been decided up- on. The other will cover the cost of demobilization. Large sums, it is said, will be expended in peace work, Includ- ing employment of discharg- ed soldiers. " Oh, boyt- but this rain will make it grand and easy digging in the peace garden next spring. a I rJl$K - 'X ' 'oi ' . mmp- 3.: Col. John Hf Colonel John H. Cradleba'igh, pioneer miner, journalistk and poet died at his home, 1703 Saginaw strect, thi afte'. noon at 2:30 o'clock after an illness of several months. ' i Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, R. B. Cradlebaugh, now with the San Francisco Chronicle, and a step daughter, Miss Minnie Downing. As a journalist in the early mining days of Nevada, he was associated with Mark Twain. His mining associates wore tho Floods and the Sharons, fam ous in later years in the bonanza min ing history of Nevada. , He was born in Ohio, son of a voter' an of the Civil war. A longing for tho west in his early days brought him to the exciting scenes of Virginia City and other early mining camps of tho west. In his newspaper work ho spent sev erat years at The Dnlles and at Hood River, later becoming associated with several Portland papers. Coming to Salem about 15 years ago, he became (associated with E. Holer in tho management and editorinl work of jTesiifyiag Before Senate Invstigation Commiitee He Said That Implication That His Is Entirely False-Mentions Various Contributions To Liberty Loans And War Funds. Washington, Dec. 17. Testifying be fore the senate committee that is in vestigating Ue pre-war activities ef the verman propagandists, namucl Un termycr, New York, today declared there "is not a shred of basis" for "the vague implications that my sym pathies were pro-German before we en tered tho war." Untcrmyer'i name had been linked with those of a number of prominent Germans in testimony given at previ ous hearings. , "At no time did I ever, directly or indirectly, receive or handle a single dollar from anyone connected with either government or embassy or from a German, Austrian or American cit izen charged with violating our neu trality," said Untermyer. Devoted Time Without Fay 'From the outbreak of the war down to tho present time, I have de voted a substantial part of my .time without pay and at my own expense, to government work of one kind or anoth er connected with the war. T spent con siderable time in Washington in a semi official capacity and at the request of the treasury publicity bureau I have traveled over the country t my own expense on speaking tours in aid' of each of the four liberty loans, besides Cradlebaugh tha .Capital Journal. With this paper he was acitive until stricken a row "months ago by the illness, that proved fatsl. - 1 His poems known best in tho city wore collected and published under tho title of "lllihee, 0r Songs of the Good Country." Beside his acquaintance ship with Mark Twain in tho early mining days 'of Nevada, at one time he was associated with Brot Harto in newspaper work. His friends numbered almost all of tho mon who made the. early history of Nevada famous. His friends numbered in Salem and throughout tho stato wero legion. Al ways ready with tho ready hand of comradeship, "the Colonel" as he was affectionately termed by those who knew him best, filled a unique and ten der place in tho hearts of a host of admirers. A brilliant mind, a keon wit, ft ready smilo, and marked loyalty to hig friends were only a few of tho characteristics that mado him a man outslanding among his fellowmen and the events of his day. Sympathies Were Pro-German which I subscribed to each of the loans to an aggregate amount of $3,OOU,000 straining my credit and available re sources nlmost to the breaking point in so doing, and have given consider ably over $100,000 to the Red Cross, and to numerous other war relief funds "All my published articles and pub lished utterances both since the out break of the war and before, I havs eagerly availed myself of the opportu nity to sustain all the war policies of tho administration. It has not been my good fortune to be able to risk my life in the defense of my country, but I have loft no stone unturned- to reader such service as camo to my lot." Nothing Came of It Untermyer said he had communica tions with Dr. Albert in February, 1910, rogarding the acquisition of a portion of the Stock of a New York paper with morning and evening edi tions. Nothing camo of it, he said. He de clared that ho first opened negotia tions for tho purchase of the paper be foro the tart of the war. He also said that even had tho plan gono through, the majority of the stock would have been held by American interests.. t;n;itinuet! oa go tarbs, YAIIES OCCUPY 81RALIIUIIED GIILLftGES Hun Territory To Extent Of 4,500 Square Hales Occu pied By Third Army. : CCSfPLETED WITHOUT : HOSTILE DEMONSTRATION Army Has Here, Undergone Most fcvere Physical Test Of Whole War. By Webb Miller (United Press staff correspondent) With the Americans Acrowt tha Rhine, Dee. 16. (By.eonrter to iNan cy.) The Third army now occupies strip of Germany containing more than 4500 square niilos. It is supervising the administration of Several hundred vil lages and operating hundreds of miles of railroads and street car lines. The methodical taking oc of this) tremendous responsibility W'th tho mul titudinous needs of hundreds of thou sands of hostile peoplo will be al most entirely accomplished within ...... j , mere ds not a precedent m history for thin rwcilimtirin whinh ii un . murk able in that it wag finished with out a siuglo serious hostile demonstra tion by either inhabitants or troops. Have Undergone Hard Test An army of 250,000 men marched be, twoon 200 and 300 miles within a month, starting almost immediately af ter weekg of the hardest kind of fight ing. In the last six weeks, men iud officers have undergone probably the most severe physical test that any Am- wiui uiuij hub rv-r n.irt-rimii'UU. lt :.. v.. ....... ,..: .1 ng thoy reached the Rhine after' woari somo and muddy marches, they present- -ed a magnificent nppearancc despite their -worn and mud-spattered uniforms. Many of tho men wero wearing the same 1 uniforms they had in their last flighting. The shoes of some wero torn and worn out, but they limped along, refusing bo fall out and insisting they would hang on and finish tho job. Every phase of the occupation was completed an exact occordance with plane laid out the week beforo Wia march began. Even tho Germans admit they wnero surprised by tlio smoothness and directness of tho method of occu pation. ... "Killed In Action" Reports : . Finished By December 20 Washington, Dec. 16. Uencral Per shing informed tho war department to dny the casualties report of killed m action should bo practically completed by December 20, and reports of severe ly wounded by December 27. Pershing Raid, under date of Decem ber 14, that his central office is now sending over a list of 390 killed in action; 275 died of wounds; 353 died of disease, 51 accidentally killed- aud 39, 371 severely wounded in net.. Answering questions as to tho easunl tics in thS Thirtieth division; Pershing gavo tho following list: Killed in action 118; died of wounds 28.'!; died of disease, 15; dio of other causes, 6; severely wouned, 1181; wounded, degreo undeternnnecf, 805; slightly wonnded, 3978; missing or cap ture, 193. t AEEEIARTHi Who remembers when a felkr wuz as proud of a new patch as ho wbs o' new boots? Irivate Artie Moots, who vru' t marry Myrt Pah on his return from France, has broken his engagement, as he's not goin' over.