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FOgTY-FIRST YEAR NO.
i4 T EARLY HOUR
ALTHOUGH HIS HEALTH
HAD BEEN POOR FOR
SOME TIME, HE SEEMED
GAINING IN STRENGTH
Mrs. Roosevelt, Nurse, And Servants Were Only Ones
In House At Time Of His Death. Dr. Feller, Phy
sician For Colonel Roosevelt, Said Death Was Due
To Blood Clot On Artery Of Lung. Children Were
Oysti-r Bay, Jau. C Col. Tlino.uorft
Roose.oit (lied in hia Bloep at, 4:15
o 'clock this morning. . Tho end came
when jtK.ne vets in the room fcuj; kit
valot. Tim U. Lowing statement wan
made to tho I'n ,eU Pres3 by Dr. Q. W.
fuller of Oyster Bay, the- one who Itit
K.w the colonel:
Cel. .Booseyelt retired at It o "alack
Itst uight fading much better. At ijlj
tli 1 8 morning he Bimply ceaaod tc
tueatlie. Death was caused piooabiy
iy pulmonary embolism. Sliortljr Be
fore that he had undergone an opera
tion at the hospital end was practically
aoar as a -result of it.
Tho pulmonary embolism, Dr. Palter
explained, is a blood clot upon out of
the arteries of the lungs. The funeral
will be Wednesday from Christ Episco
pal church, Oysh'r Bay. Key. Oeorgo
Ti;lmadge will officiate and interment
will be in tho Young Memorial ceme
tery nt Oyster Bay Cove.
At the time of his death the only por
noiis in the house Ht Sagamore Hill wore
Colonel Roosevelt, his wifo and Use ser
vants. The nur.se was at tho house be
cause Koosevelt was suffering from an
fttts-ck of inflamutory rheumatism
which was very sever in, his rigai naud.'
5'liis attack developed lust Wednosday.
Hiss Josephine fltryker, his secretary,
was one of the first to arrive here.
, Felt Well Last Night.
The Colonel went to bed last night
f c:lirif well. Roosevelt returned home
Christmas dav from Roosevelt hospital
where he hrd been ill for some time
with sciatica. Immediately aftor he
(tiod his son, Archie Roosevelt, who ib
Boston, was notified. He startod for
Ijome at once.
The house at Sagamore Hill wag clos
fd and nobody allowed to enter the
grounds after the colonel died.
It was stjted that physicians would
isie an official announcement later i
Colonel Roosevelt was 60 years old,
3'iving been burn in Xew York October
27, 1858. He was the twenty-sixth
j .esidi'iit of the ITnited States, having
ueeetdcd to the presidency on the
doath of William MrTGnley who was
c!iot and killed at Buffalo. Hig health
liad not been very good for some time.
in fact, he had left Rooievelt hospital
only a short lime ago after a severe
ftiego of sciatica.
Service at Home
Oyster Bay, Jan. (i Before the uner
al at Christ church th -ro will be a ser
vice nt tho home. The famiK wants no
( lower to be sent by outsiders, and de
sires that the services both at the
lioine and in the church ba private.
Mm. Iiirhard Dei by, daughter of tho
colon d, has starred from Aiken, 8. C.
l-'i .lea Roosevelt, a cousin, was among
arrivals at Sauamore Hill during the
morning. Others were Mrs. Douglas
li'obinson, a sister, Theodore D. Itobin
wia, a nephew, Joeph Bishop of New
Vork, an obi friend, and KHcn Hooker,
former treasurer of the progressive par
ty. Cablegrams were dispatched to Ker
tnit Rocnevi'it, who is in France and to
Theodore, Jr., whn is with the Ameri
cans ia Germany.
The place where Colonel Roosevelt
v-ill bo buried was Diiked out br him-1
elf years ago. It is not far from Saga-tt-i
On Saturday the colonel d'etated two
ediioriai. This was his last work.
Doctor Saw Him at 11 P. M.
" Dr. Fuller saw Colonel Roosevelt at
Jl o t-loek ;in;iav evening.
He , made a
" curing wnicn Koose-
;pe3-ed so well that be refused
t disci, hi. illness. At 11 o'clock the
1 him he was suffering considerable paia
s.jiis'ii,jii(.-u. n,rrfvii roiu -
in his lungs, having trOuWe with his
breathing and that he "had a feeling
that his heart would stop beating." Dr.
Fuller examined his lungs and heart
and found nothing wrong with thein.
IHeforo the physician left Roosevoit
felt much botter .and - was "in hig old
spirits again. - , '
After he retired at, midnight Mrg.
Roosevelt ' entered the5 bodrcom about
2 a. ru. (Sho found heT husband sleep
ing, however, she felt very nervous so
called Amos, the (colored attendant,
and asked him to remain by tho bod
during the rest of tho night. Amos said
he listened to Roosevelt's breathing,
which was normal, until about 4:15 a.
m. when it suddenly beeamc irregular
then quietly it stopped. This was ac
companied by the siight convulsions
of the features, which passed immedi
ately. Amos alone witnessed Colonel
When the nurse, Evelyn Thorns, of
the Polyicly hospital, entered tho bed
room Roosevelt was lying en his left
side, arms tolded loosely across his
chest, eyes clused, as if still asleep.
John Gerard was the last barber to
shave the colonel. He was called to the
house Sunday morning. Roosevelt ask
ed him to be sure and returj Monday.
Gerard today ?aid the former presi
dent was in jovial spirits, laughing
and joking during tho shaving, in spite
of the rheumatism which had caused
his right hand to swell. Tho exact hour
cf the funeral services at tho house is
12:43 p, ru. Wednesday, it wa. announc
ed tins afternoon. Services at tho
church will be held at 2 p. m. No res
ervations for any organization will be
made. The church is small, with scats
only for 300 persons.
It was learned that Roosevelt re
cently had two teeth extracted in an
effort to haft the ravages of inflamma
tory rheumatism, which caused him
hours of suffering.
Rev. Geoige E. Talmage who will
conduct the services, is a nephew of
lr. Dewitt Talmadge, well known
Brooklyn preacher. He said this af
ternoon that the sermon will be simp
ly the Episcopal burial ritual.
The hymns had not been selected by
the members of the family and he said
there will be no sermon.
Flag at Half Mast.
Washington, Jen. 6.--The flag on the
white house wns ordered to half mast
when Secretary Tumulty learned of the
death of Former President Roosevelt.
President Wilso,, was immei?:afely ad
vised of the colonel's death. A state
ment from the pr.-sident is expected.
Jiau Brilliant uarecr.
The life of the former president is
one of the most brilliant chapters in
l.ovcd and admired in gome quarter."
he succeeded however 1n acquiring the
enmity of many prominent men and his
later life was filled with strife on one
hand and preparation for even more
strenuous public life on the other. It
was popularly believed, in fact, that
Roosevelt would make an effort to be
come president gain at the next nation-
ft J I 3 W S I M B 1 i 1. 1 IM W T m 1 t H i l 1 I Bit j " i Cm 11 lit t 5 1 1 II f ( . It I 1 I II
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ai election. Altftough no expression oljboth British and American armies. Col
any kind on the subject had come from Unci Roosevelt was looking forward io
him. . ja reunion of the whole family when ail
The most recent great public effort, his boys returned from the wivr.
of Roosevelt came at the last Repub j Organized "Rough Riders."
lican national convention when, after The first claim to national fame by
the republicans had refused to nomi-; Roosevelt came when he organized and
nato him, he turned his strength to;
Senator Lodge, the latter, however, fail-;
ed of nomination and Ci-.arlcs K.JWood. now in commr.nd of a division!
Hugnes was named to oppose Vioourovr
Wilson. Hutrhes then cainrd full su:i-U
nort of Colonel Romutvelt. Roospvei! '!
Uents. His opposition t0 the democratic
wnr rpporrt was fn nf Tint nr.tii mnv..
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY
MilS TO cm
RAILROAD RATES WILL
Ordered By Railroad
AdamasiraSion. . .
. Washington, Jan. 6. Attempt by
state authorities to change intrastate
railroad ratca ordered by the railroad
administration will be ignorpd, Direct
or General MoAdoo said today. Such
a division of authority would rlnfW
the purpose of the federal eontrol law,
the director general hold in an opinion
made public today. The law' Mr. Mc-
Adoo holds, inteads that during feder
al control rates may hs initiated to
apply hoth to interstate and intrastate.
states can appeal to tne interstate
commerce commission, but. rulings of
state utility commissions and court in
junction caauol, be observad, McAdoo
staled. "These conclusions Vre Includ
ed in a statement issued at the rari-
read administration. " . said Dirontor
General McAdoo when his attention
was called today to the fact that sev
eral states hare begun litigation, draw
ing in question tn validity of rates ini
tinted by him under the federal con
trol act go far as they apply to intra
state traffic. He said he regretted that
that issue should be raised and contest
precipitated between stats and federal
authority, liut that ho was acting un
der the la.w of congress as the presi
dent 's representative and . could not
subjt-ct himsolf in that capacity to the
jurisdictioa of courts of commission
beyond the provisions of the law.
administration ia its conduct of the
war also was marked.
Wanted to Eaise F-egiment.
At tho outbreak of hostilities he
wanted to raise a regiment of soldiers
and head it in att expedition to Fiance.
His offer was refused. He was a pion
eer iu the plea for military prepared
ness in the l-iiitcd IStates aud fought
hard for a large army and a powerful
navy long before this country entered
Colonel Roosevelt spent Sunday '
ing, conversing with Mrs. Kooao , .
and chatting with Dr. Fuller, who left
him apparently much improved and in
cxcel.'eut spirits. Ho also dictated a
number of letters. Despito his recent
return from a hospital he had much of
his old vigor. When Dr. Fallcr left
him, Roosevelt was laughing and call
ed "Good night" most cheerfully.
At midnight ho retired. Mrs. Robso-
velt sat with him for St while, then as
he fell asleep she went to her own room.
Att:I5 a. in. tho man servant became
alarmed and called tho "nurse. There
was nothing that could be done. Roose
velt was dead.
Called Mrg. Roosevelt.
Mrs. Roosevelt was calied. Hhe Mtok
the shock bravely. Dr. Fallcr arrived
a few minutes later. Roosevelt lay as
if still sleeping. He did not move in
the bed as tic died, but lny just as he
was when hia wife stepped out of the
room shortly after midnight.
The co!onel r.as planning a trip to
Europe to visit Qiieutin's grave. This
trip was to b made as soon as be had
sufficiently recovered his liccltfa. Tue
d'ath of Qiientin was a sever shuck to
Roosevelt and is believed to have lug
tencd his end. ,
Archie Roosevelt, another son, was
wounded by shrapnel on the Toul Front
and wag decorated with the French wir
crosj tn he lay on the operation tabto.
Tliis cross was Colonel Roosevelt's met
pmed possession. Theodore Roosevelt
Jr. wa gassed during the fighting at
Catigny. Kermit Roosevelt fought wi,u
took to Cuba the famous Roosevelt 'si
Rouzh -Riders. Major General Leonard i
0f the United State, army, helped him
r.rmn;-rn ),;. .ammj nnnnra-
ir.i " ,. w. . 1
(Continued on page six)
' ' I
COL; THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
I Roosevelt's Last Message
To the People of America l
New York, Jan.' fl. Colonel Roose
velt's last message to the American
people was a plea to continue the fight
' It waa delivered at the all American
Benefit concert, given by the American
Defense society in the Hippodrome last
night. It was read by HcnrT C, Quim
by, a trustee of the soeiety, becauso
of the colonel 't indisposition.
"i cannot be with you and all I can
do is wish you godspeed, tho message
said. "There must be no laeerine back
in tho fight for Americanism morely be
cause the war is over. Thero are plenty
of persons wh0 have already niado the
assertion that they believe the Ameri
can people havo a short memory nrld
that they intend to revive all the for
eign associations which most directly
interfered with the complote American
ization of our people."
Principle Should Be Simple.
"Our principle in the matter should be
absolutely siniplo. In the first place,
wo should insist that if the 'immigrant
who comes here in good faith becomo
an American and assimilates himself
to us, ho shall be treated on an exact
equality with everyone else, foi u
an outrage to discriminate against any
such man because of creed, birthplace
"But this depends upon the man's
becoming in fact nn American and noth
ing but an Americsn. But if he tries
to keep segregated with men of his
own origin and separate from tho rest
ing nftrr. m in American TU.n ..o. l.
.Sorakin' o nle tim Wal louder.
Uncle Xile Tomer nv h- kin ro-
member o' Bavin many a eoon or
vnnk .Aa . nrv. T a
Vnn .:.!. . .. .... i.
lers quart o' spuirrel whiskey a. a
of tho Americans, then he isn't doini?erve tnc TlnKw the old mid ring
' "Hi. -
V v., S
no divided allegiance hore. Any man
who eays he is en American but some
thing else also, isn't an American at
all. We have room but for ouo flag,
tho American flag, and this excludes
tho red flag, which symbolizes all wars
against liberty and civilization just as
much as it excludei any foreign flag
of a nation to which wo are hostile
We have room for but one language
' hore anJ that ' tho English language,
iVf VU UltVllU W BVO 1.1111b U1U 1.1 IH'JUMJ
turns out people as Americans of Amer
ica nationality and not as dwelleis iu
a polyglot boarding house and we have
room for but one loyalty and that is loy
alty to the American people."
NEW GOONCiL TO BE
The Public Is Welcome To Be
Present At The Cily Hall
Promptly at 7.30 p .m.
The public is welcome to Attend the
meeting of the city council lit tho city
i haI1 th' ev.Bni."B 7:30 o'clock to ob-
. '"S m tllB HOW.
Ag the resks of the conncilincn arc ftil
,ly four feet apart, no alarm is felt fo
jj, .the city fathers, especially as the coun
cil couiiiucr is wen venmaicd.
Following the usual custom, the old
council will take ils ciistoinr.ry seats
while the new members are being sworn
in. When these preliminaries are com
pleted, the affairs of the city will be
in the hands of the following:
C. E. Albin, mayor. Mr. Albin is
traffic manager of the Pheasant Fruit
Juice company, with offices in tho V.
8, National bank building.
R. W, Simcral, electrical engineer. Mr
fiimeml is chief engineer for the Port
land Railway Light and Tower com
pany. He will servo as chairman of the
committee on fire and water.
F. J. Smith, ettornev. Mr. Smith was
admitted to the bar a few yearg ago
and is associated with Reuben P. Boise.
He is chairman of the committee on licenses-Second
Dr. V. L. Vtter, dentist. Dr. L'ttor is
a graduate of the Pacific Dental college
of Portland, one of tho few dental
! schools recognized by the government
during the war. He is chairman of the
committee on health and police.
H. H. Vamlevort in well known not
only in Salem but throughout the coun
ty as an extensive atockgrower. He
is chairman of the committee on bridg
es. Third Ward.
Otto J. Wilson .automobiles, lir. Wil
son has been in the automobile business
in Salem for the past 17 years, lie
'Continued on pago three)
PRICE TUO CENTS
CONFERRED ON WILSON
Most Enthusiastic Reception Of Whole Trip Accorded
T America's Executive In Ancient City. Wounded
Italian Soldiers Favor League Of Nations. : .
' By Robert J. Bender
(United Pits staff correepondeat) -
Milan, Jan, f'Tho peace seftla
mont Bust be dictated by the people
of the world not- by th atateaiata,"
President Wilson ' said today in ac
knowledging bestowal of a eitieenekiy
of Milan upon him,
' "The peace dologates must abide by
the spirit of the wonting elaaaea and
etaii peace for, the general interests
instead of the special interests, " the
president said. "The workers are the
leaders in Itestaelishing international
opinion which must be the guide of
the peaee conferees throughout the la
bora." The president urged that th
league of nations bo regarded aa the
most fundamental of their peace set
tlement following presents Hon f a
memorial from noted Italians. Presi
dent Wilson said, " Your ideals are
ours. These ideals. must became those
f the peace delegates. The league of
nations will prevent repetition of tli
The president lator received a dele
gation of mnt hers and widows ail in
mourning. "American boys came to
Europe to hslp make the world tise,"
he said to them. "We will see that
their work was not in vain. The league
of nations, which will arise from the
pease conference will prevent other
- Moot Enthusiastic Reception , ,
The receptinn - afforded Presideat
Wilson on hig arrival in Milan was per
haps the most enthusiastic he has en
countered in Europe. He and Mrs. Wil
son were nearly dragged from the oar
ringe by Iho cngor crowds.
The climax came when after he ad
arrived at tho palace the president
stood on a balcony and led a band in
playing the Italian national anthem.
As he swung his anms in rythm to the
music, smiling all the while, the peo
ple went literally crazy with enthusi
asm. When the presidential party ar
rived in Genoa yestordny it was rain
ing but the weather failed to dampen
the spirits of tho pooplo.
Howovor, tho weathor suddenly clear
ed and the sun was shining brightly as
the special train. pulled into the sta
tion at Milan.
In a brief speech President Wilson
said ho knew the spirit of the people
was behind tho demonstration. As the
party started for thn palace, police
and soldiers were unable to keep back
tho throngs who nearly swept the pres
ident and his wife from tbeir carriages
Mrs. Wilson 's carriage was flooded
with flowers which she tossed bock to
thn nennln souvenirs. Many foueht
!to touch Mrs. Wilson's hands or kiss
her garments. Arriving at the palace
President and Mrs. Wilson were re
peatedly called to thn balcony by the
insistent clamors of tho crowd. It was
estimated that fifty thousand persons
were massed in the streets below. In
response to demands the president said
be was urtnblo to make a formal
Then a band struck up the Italian
national anthem and tho president
set the chord by leading the music,
i placards have been posted all over
(Milan beating greetings to the prosi-
Him Radicals Are Intellectual
Chared To Russian
By John Oraudenz
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Berlin, Jan. 4. Bolshevikl in Ger
many is in general an intellectual move
ment with practically no violence, as
compared with the Russian variety.
This form of radicals is slowly gaining
ground in Germany. The reason for
this can be summed up as follows: First
Russian funds are being spent freely
by agitators among the workmen and
soldiers; second, there is a growing fear
that entente capitalism intends to ex
ploit Germany; third, unemployment
and luck of food continues.
Most of tho followers of Karl Llcb
knecht, the recognized leader of the
movement, ere to be found in Berlin.
Iircmen and the industrial districts and
$ .-- Ahiu: . T'gk and Tues- .
toy fair, Mitiwd cold, light .
' sastsBly "wimii. .T ;
'-. -v :
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ON YBAIKS AND NEWB
STAHT5S FIVE CENTS
dent and stating that Italy's: only
pease aim is the" restoration of her
nalurnl bordors. The sentiments wcra
backed by the mayor in hig address of
V Accepts Cltlnctship , , '""
Milan,; Jan. 4. (Dolayed) Presi
dent Wilson in apeiking today in ac
ceptance of the honorary citizenship
of Milan said: "Mr. Mayer, may I
not say to yon as a representative of
this great city that it is impossible
for nieto put into words the impres
sions I have reeoived today. The over
whelming welcome, tho spontaneous
welcome which so evidently came from
lha heart has been profoundly moving
to me, ir, and X have not failed t
see the signifieanee of the welcome
you have yourself given to me. . ' "
"I am as keenly r aware, I believs,
sir, as anybody can be, that society
rosts upon the great working classes
or the world, that those working class
es in tho several countries iu the world
have, by their consciousness of a com
munity of spirit, done perhaps more
than any other influence has to estab
lish world opinion which is not of the
nation, not of the continent Hut is the
opinion, one might say, of mankind.
And I am aware, sir, that those of us
now charged with the very great and
seriouB responsibility of concluding
peace must think, aet and eonfer in the
presence of this opinion, for we arc
not only masters of the fortunes of
nations, but are- the sorvanls tf man
kind. That it is not our privilege to
iiouuw special inirer.s uui. it is our
manifest duty to study only the goa
"This ii a'solcmn thing," sir, ' and
hero in Milan, where I know so much
of the pue of international sympathy
ibeats, but I am glad to stand up and
say that I beliovs that pntso boats al
so in my own veins aud that I am not
thinking of the particulars ol the set
tlement. . .,
"I am very much touched today,
sir, to rccoive from the hands of the
wounded soldiers a memoiia! in favor
of. tho leaguo of nations and to be told
by them that this was what they had
fought for. Hot so much to wiu the
war but to secure somotbing byondt
some guarantee of justice some equi
librium for the world as n wholo, which
would make it certain that they would
never, have to fight a war like this
again. This is an added obligation up
on us who make p'nee. Wecanuot more
ly sign a treaty of pence and go home
with a clear conscience. We must do
something more. We must add ao far
us we can to the security suffering
men everywhere demand. And when i
speak of suffering men I think alsl
of suffering women. 1 knew that splen
did us have been the achievements of
your armies and. tremendous as hnva
been the sacrifices nhich they have
made and tho great glory they havn
achieved, the real hard pressuure ot
th;- burden of tho war came upon the
women at home, wh.isc rum had gona
to the front and who were willing tu
havo them slay there until tho uattlJ
wag fought cut. I have heard from your
minister of food the sloiy of how for
days logelher there was mi bread und
wlien they knew there wai no bread
tho spirit of tho people did not lag. I
akc my hat off to the groat people,
in Jialy and tell tin in my admiration
lias merged into friendship and affec
tion. It is in this spirit that 1 recoivod
your courtesy, and thank yoa from thn
bottom of my heart f;r th,.-, unprece
dented reception which 1 have receiv
ed a! the hands of your generous peo
Well Known Dallas Boy
Has kf iuenza In Arbena
(Capital Journal Speciul Sorvice.)
Dalles, Or., Jan. 5. Mr. and Mrs.
John Foster Inct week received a tela- '
gram from Phoenix, Arizona, stating
that their son, B. E. Foster was seri
ously ill in that city with influonia
and that his condition was serious. The
innr? man left this city several wa
rgo to make the trip by automobile to
e place and a message was re
ceived last week telling of his safe ar
rival. Mr. Foster left Dallas Thurs
day morning to be at his son's bedside.
WILL 8 EASE HOSTILITIES.
Rotterdam, Jan. 8. Poles and Ger
mans havo agreed to cease hostilities
following a meeting at Hopsnacalza ac
cording to the Berliner Zeitung Am
mitng The meeting was held Thursday
between representatives of the Polo
Delegates from Posen, Heazo aad Brom