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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 10.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919.
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Initial Session of
Meets at 3:30 p.m.
Delegates Representing Twenty-Six Nations ft- In
Famous "Clock HalP Of Ouai TVOrsav Pre 1 nt
Poincare Slaking Opening Address. Correi 'I nd
ents Were Allowed T Be Present As This Was! I rst
By William Philip Simma, ;
(United Press Staff Correspondent.) '
i Paris, Jan. 18.-" You hold in your , reduction olf armaments were ng
hands the future of the wnrlrl." Pr..u. : . . ... . ..
hands the future of the world." Pres
ident Poincare of France declared to
il'iy in his address to the peace dele
gates at the opening of the conference
ct Paris. r
Poincare recommended the establish
ment 0f a league of nations.
' Kin closing words were:
"You hold in your hands the future
of tho world. I leave you, gcntlomou
to your grave deliberations. I declare
pen the conference pf Paris."
Welcoming tho commissioners, Poin
care thanked the .nations for choosing
:l'nri for tho conference.
"tleruiany,'' he said, "willed to
rule by iron and she perished by iron."
Reviewing tho reasons for each na
t ion's entry into the war, ho dwellod
especially upon tho courso pursued by
.the United States and events that led
p to America warring on Germany;
He hailed President Wilson in tho
mamo of Franco andiof all countries rep
resented in the conference, hall, lauded
jtho American poople and praised tho al
lied troops and the armies of tho Unitod
suites for finishing their task.
The victory, Poincare declared, was
total victory and the delegates ought
to draw out of this total victory tho
to tal consequences.
The associated powers' unity for war
lie said, ought to continue to exist in a
unity for peace. A spirit of justice, he
declared, should euide the conference in.
Today's real conference business
First Submission of memorandums
1r all the 'powers on tho responsibility
pf the authors of the war.
Second Memorandums on responsi
Jb'ility foT crimes committed during tho
Third Legislation regarding inter
The society of nations will 'bo the
Ifirst business of the next meeting.
'. Premier Lloyd-George entered tho
1 - I O.lfl A.,-im PftitlJllITaJ
Vpecch. He tiptoed to his sent.
Shook Hands With AU
When Poincare arrived lie shook
kiinds with all the delegates.
Premier iClomonceau was made chair
tnmn. President Wilson nominated him,
I'lomier Lloyd-Ooorgo and Italian For
eign Minister Sonnino seconded the
Vice presidents weTe then elected rop
kosentiug each of the four great pow
1ers. Each power nominated a member of
itlu) committee on drafting credentials.
Powers- with limited interests wore
tasked to send memoranda on questions
MP territory, finance, economics, etc.,
.imrticularly interesting to each.
The conference was otticiany Stan
led at 3:08, when Poincare started
bpeaking. Two hundred correspondents
Vid diplomats looked on from the ad
Taxdieu Was First There
Andre Tardieu was the first dele
Mo to enter the room, at 2:48 p. m.
Ilfenry White was tne first American
WolegUte, entoring at 2:49. Marshal
Foch appeared a3 others followed rap
idlv. Wilson and Olemenceau came in
i There ws no demonstration. Wilson
ichatted with the other delegates and
.1 1 l .. 1. : . ka.Ja
iAfterward Clemenceau and - Wilsoo
btood for a. few moments in smiling
(conversation. - .
Convened at 3 P. M.
Paris, Jan.. 1. The peace confer
vice. convened for its official peace,
session at 3 p. m. today. Delegate
rooenting 26 nations met in. the famous
f Clock HalL" of the Quai D'Orsay.
President Poincare made the openiig
(address. The peace delegates sat at
tuige horse shoe shaped table: their
This being the ifirst , session, it was
:-open, and the newspaper correspond
ents, were permitted to be present,
tfone of the tremendous issues of the
. peace settlement were to be taken up.
The sitting was to be devoted to the
i'ormalities attendant to the conven
ing of the moat important gathering at
which- President Wilson, leading the
face .delegation, of the United States,
intended to put through his league of,
Jiatious p'an and other measures which
lie. ibe!ieve$ . wUL end wars and make
the' world safe for civilization. . ,
.Formation of a definite policy to--ward
Rnssia, involving possible recog-
niuon or ids nusaian eoviui govera
nent, imlemniiies to be caliectcd from
Germany, final disposition rf the Ger
man fieet, future of the German eolo
11 it, regulation of national boundaries,
the demand ef Greece and Constantino
!''. th di.foosition of the Holy Land,
ireland's demand for home mle under
iuj principle ui sen ueLcriuiuuuuu, w
. "-i .
justmeot of national boundaries f mg
racial lines, freedom of the s nd
tuv imjioruiQt questions conirontmg
the pciace makers as they assembled.
All of Warring Nations
- The delegates present represented
all the nations associated in the war
oa Oormany, end in addition Peru,
Ecuador, Uruguay and Bolivia, which
severed diplomatic relations with Gor
many. The central powers were not rep
resented. When the peace treaty has
been drawn up, tho delegates repre
senting the German government, and
list lunuur. vines 'will ue aKea in w
When the conference sta'ts regular
proceedings, the league of nations will
be the -first dssuo taken up. This will
be done at tho insis'tence of Prcsidont
Witen. Premier Olemenceau is tho one
who is expected to bring it up for dis
The delegates included tho following:
Unitod States: President Wilson, Sec
retary Lansing, Henry White, General
Great Bnitain: Premier Lloyd-George
Foreign Secretary Balfour, Chancellor
lionar Law, Georgo N. Barnes.
Prance: Promier Clemenceau, For
eign Minister (Pinchon, Marshal Foch
(generahswrnio of the allies.) i
Italy. Premier Orlando, Foreign Min
ister Sonnino, General Diaz.
. Japan: ' Viscount Chindn, Amlbassa-
dor to Great (Bri tain Baron; Mnuui,
ambassador to France.
Botehim: Forcizn Minister Hyman,
Emile Vandorvelde, minister Of jus
Vice. Greece: Premier Venizclos and For
eign Minister Politis.
Serbia: Premier Pachiitch. "'
Two. Serbian Delegates r
With great dignity, ithe full com-
misMons of the associated powers,, in
cluding two representatives of the king
of the Hodjaz, desert potentate wno
helped whip the Turks, gathered in the
historic dock room.
Having won thoir contention in pre
liinimaries. Beleium and Serbia had
three delegates instead of two each, as
The crowds waiting outside had
glimpses of motor cars, the flags of
the nations that crushed Germany flut
tering from them as they whisked the
renrcsentatives into the courtyard.
There was frequent cheering and ap
plause. Under the alphabetical ar
rangement in which the delegates were
seated in the conference room, the Am
ericans were placed at the head oif the
table rght hand of Premier Clemen
Great doors leading to the Clock
hall were thrown open so that diplo
mats and others invitetf to witness the
initial sitting' could observe the pro
ceedings from adjoining chambers.
J3IGH WATEE COMING.
Look out for higTi wr.ter. At
3 o'clock this afternoon the riv
er was 14.9 feet above low wa
ter mark. This is a rise of one
foot Binco 7:30 o'clock this
morning. -Since that hour
there has been a rainfall of one
and one-quarter inches. With
tho snow molting on the moun
tains and the heavy rainfall of
today, the prospects are good
for an additional rise in the
rivor over night. Wednesday
morning the, guage of the rivor
read 1.8 feet above zero. The
rise of more than 13 feet with
in three' and one-half days
breaks the rccoTd. ;
PLOT TO SEIZE WILIIELM
Amerongen, Holland, Jan. 18,
" Ouards bout Count Bent
srlck'i castle were reinforced
today when it was reported that
armed German bolsheviks plot
ted to raid the place, seize the
former kaiser and kaiserin and
carry them off to Germany for
a secret trial and death like the
: An airplane has been observ
ed reconnoitering over the eas
tlo. This greatly upset William
Hohenzollern and his wife.
They demanded further protec
tion from the Dutch. In addi
tion to the kidnaping plot, Wil
helm fears a scheme to blow np
USUAL FOCH WARNS
AGAINST FUTURE WARS
TCD BY HUNS
Forcefully Calls Upon Allies
To Establish New "Watch
By Webb Miller
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Treves, Prussia, Jan. 16. (By Cour-
ied to Nancy.) Warning that Germany
may attempt to force a second world
war within a fow ,vears, Mashal Foch
toia American newspaper correspond
ents that France must hold the cntiro
west bank of the Rhino to proloct her
self from further aggressions: He call
ed upoQ the alfies to establish a new
watch on the Khine."
Foch began tho interview, which was
grunted at the conclusion of the urmis-
tico conference, with a statement of his
warm appreciation of tho American ar
mies, declaring that "nobody will over
torget what Ainoricai did."
"We must make peace absolute, '
said Foch. "Our success must guard
us against futuro aggression. France
lias, tne right to take effective measures
of protection, after her formidable ef
forts to sa ve civilization. Her natural
froutier, which will protect civilization
is the Rhine.' It is on tho Rhino we
must halt the Germans." It is by using
tho Rhine wo must mako i impossible
tor uerniany to repeat the coup or 1U14
Tho Rhino is a common barrier for all
tho allies, a guarantee of tho peace of
Will Safeguard Interests.
"Franco is ready to safoguard the
interests of mankind. These interests
;vi'0 at stake on the Rhine. It is there
we must prepare to obviate painful sur
prises of the futuro. Lot us watch to
gether 6u that we will not lose tho
fruitg. of tho common victory. Let us
remain united, as we wero in battle."
Foch naked who - oould say whether
Germany, where democratic ideals are
so recent, will not within a few years
attempt, a .second , world war. .
Tho marshal relateoV-soveral interest
ing incidents in cehnection with the Ar
goune drive. Ho said that General
Pershing naturally wanted his own ar
mies in his own sector, ioch told him
tho Argonno was a difficult country
but that "your mon have tho dovil's
own punch; they'll got away with it;
go to it." . '
"And now we are on the jtuinc,-.;
Foch concluded with grin.
In answer to a question, Foch said
tho armistico came too soon,' -inasmuch
as a great attack was prepared to be
launched four days after the date on
which hostilities ceased. But the Ger
mans granted everything required 'in
the armistice and it was inadvisable to
contiuuo ,because of the uscloss waste
of Uvea. .
"TAKiNG OF GERMAN
So States Count Von Groote
Governor Of Rhinish Pro
vinces In Interview.
By Webb Miller
(Unitei Press stolff correspondent)
American Staff Headquarters in Ger
many, .Jan. 18. (By courier to 'Nan
cy.) df the Rhinelande are taken
from Germany a spirit of ruvengd will
be engendered a spirit that will ibring
on another war, Count Von ' Groofe,
governor of tho Rhenish provinces, de
clared today to the United Pres.
(Marshal Foch in an interview with
the newspaper correspondent made
public today declared that France, in;
self defense, must keep its hold on the'
Von Grocte made the emphatic as
sertion that the O-ermeiw'would never
forget any retention 1y France of the
Rhineland territory. Ultimate redemp
tion of such territory br Germany
would (be the object of their "hopes
and endeavors," he said.
"Germany, as a whole, would consid
er sueh severance aa a gross violation
of the (fundamental conditions for an
equitable peace of nations, as proclaim
ed iby .President Wilaen,'.' Von Grotto
"The territory on the left bank of
the Rhine belsngt to Germany and is
thoroughly German. (This is the area
at present occupied ty AmerjjUk and
allied troops.) - ; .
Would Ncyer. Forget ;
"We would never forget such a sev
erance and the reunion with Germany
would 4)0 the eibject of our most ar
dent hopes and endeavors.
"These sentiments are most emphat
ically ahared toy the 'Rhinetanders them
selves. They would consider "their sep
aration from the rest of Germany a
great misfortune. I think the effect
of uch separation are clearly evident
I do not doubt for a moment that such
a procedure would create permanent
TREATED If ASLlf IS
CHARGED ARM CAMP
Captaii Reed Of Car? Lewis
Msstsrcg Officer Says
Sacramento, Cl.f Jan. 18. Chairman
Crombie Allen of ; the- amemhly eom
mittee on military affairs today start
ed an sinvestigation into reports tht
California soldiers at Camp Lewis are
being discriminated against. .. .
The charge has been made that Cal
ifornia's men discharges are being de
layed, whereas the discharge of Wash
ington men' isexpedited.
Allen called on Governor Stephens to
acquaint him with the facts in hu
possession and will, take further steps
in the matter,- '
Influonee .brought to bear by the city
of Tacoma, it is charged, is responsible
for this condition. Tacoma is reapiug
a rich harvest from the soldiers, it is
said- i. .
If Washington soldiers are demobil
ized they remain in the state and spend
inoir money tnere.
Allen said so direct charges of col
lusion between the military and civil
ian authorities had been made as far
as he was aware. ..That undue influ
ence to selfish ends had -eeu exerted,
howqver, was declared. . t
It is understood that certain specific
cases of the alleged discrimination
have been brought to Allen's attention.
He ; declined, - for obvious reasons, to
give the names of the soldiers, who are
still in the service.
''NOTHING TO REPORT ' '
.Tacoma. Wash,', Jan. 18. "There is
absolutely nothing to the report that
California men are being discriminated
against in discharges at Camp Lowis"
said Captain H. G. Beod, io charge t
the camp mustering of hoc, today. 'I
am in a position to know that Califor
nia rmen ao receiving as fair treat
men t as the men- f iVAshingt im or any
''There is not a word of proof that
can be produced to support this ab
surd claim,' Major Mack, camp person
nel officer said commenting on the Sao
ramonto story. "There has been no
discrimination against California men.
In fact, thoy have had better than an
even break. We ju-st finished sending
1500 of them south and the last of the
California men will be sent from camp
by next Wednesday."
Red Cross Doinj Good
- WcrkJbr Hu Patients
When it comeB to a quick eall for
the services of a nurse, there is no red
tape at Red Cross headquarters la the
post office building. There is no parley
as to what can be paid for euch ser
vices or whether the lied Cross shall
pay the nurso. Immediately upon re
ceipt of tho call for help, Mrs. Harold
I. Pitchforu, now in charge of Red
Cross headquarters, at once gets into
communication with a nurse and within
an hour or so those in distress have
tho services first off a trained nurse
and later one that can ibe assigned for
Mrs. Agnes (Brown, graduate nurse
of Seattle, is here working in the ser
vices of the Red Cross. As soon as calls
are made to Mrs. Brown at the Marion
hotel, or to Bed Cross headquarters, j
Mrs. Brown at once gives her personal
attention to the house and arranges
for the services of a nurse. j
After the nurse Is on the job and
giving attention, the question Is tak
en up as to whether the family is fi
nancially ble to pay for services. If
not, the Red Cros stands the expense.
(But the big service of the Red Cross ia
the present emergency has beea in get
ting nurses immediately on the job
lotting the question df finances be set
tled after tho influenza patient has
received first careful attention.
' 1 i
ENGLISH GIRLS BEGIN TO COME.
London, Jan. 18. The Enflish inva
sion of America is about to stt-rt. Aa
army of British is heading for New
Thi transport Plattsburg will arrive
there about January 29 with the. first
longhboys. Three hundred mere will
follow soon. The Bed Cross is paytac
source of serious uneasiness and per
turbation in the political situatisa. It
Is my opinion that the Rhsnish prov
isoes jdo not wish separation from
Germany, but that the inhabitants may
consider that the peculiar interests t
the Khinffand are not sufficiently guar
anteed by-the present relations with
the Prussian etate and that their in
terests would be better protected if the
Rhineland and perhaps other parts of
Germany were divided into separate
states within the German realm."
An effort to influence the peace con
ference decisions bv whinins or wheed
ling is evident' In: recent statements and city possession of the second and
from German leaders. . Von Groote s third Ifloors.
plea and war hint follows an utterance Present at the meeting this morning
from Bernstorff wherein he insinuated with the governor were Secretary Ol
that it would be dishonest for the al- cott. Dr. B. 1. Lee Steiner, Mayor C. H
lies to retain the Germaneolonies. Albin and Alderman Paul Johnson.
CIS JESOODI BIS
"0POI WANT" IDEA
Uoyd-Gecrge Agrees To Hav
es Press Represented Bat
Oiicrs Are firm.
Xy Kobert J. Bender
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Jan. 18. The iirst sitting of
the pence congress today found Presi
dent Wilson partially victorious in the
right ror reeornitioa of his first crin-
oiple "open covenants, openly arrived
Today 's peaee conference sitting was
planned ss a forma affair wifch an im
posing turnout of troops, impressive
ceremonies and a keynote speech ly
l resident Poincare.
Prcsidont Wilson's vigorous fight for
an open eonferen was backed by the
universal stand or the American cor
respondents. He was finally successful
in securing a rule whereby a limited
number of newspapermen would bs per
mitted at the full sittings. The situa
tion as it stood today was similar to
that in the United States senate, whvro
reporters aro- allowed to hear all pro
ceedings except committee .licotings
ana executive sessions.
, Facts In Case. '
Following are the facts: -Scvoral
days ago the president be
gan a quiet movement for recognition
of his first principle. Discussions de
veloped. ' Premier Lloyd-Goorge agreed
with Wilson, but French, Italian and
Japanese delegates refused .to. agree to
hs-vo the press represented at any con-
(Continued on Page 10.)
CITV HAS IED OF
Governor Favors Use Of Two
Floors Of Biding For -
City Ha Patients.
The executive committee of tho Sa
lem Hospital is once again facing im
mediate ejedtmcnt proceedings through
action taken .this morning by tho
Board of Control. And the only way
tho board can prevent such proceed
ings is to immediately give the state
control of tho second and third floors
of the hospital.
Duo to representations made bv Mav-
or J. K. Atbin that the city must have
nospital accommodations for influVnza
patients, the State Board of Control,!
Dr. R. K. Lee Stoinef, Mayor Albin and
Alderman Paul Johnson mot this morn
ing with the governor to discusg the
Mayor Alton said tho city had at
least 15 inlfluenza patients who requir
ed hospital attention and to secure ac
commodations at the Salem hospital
was absolutely necessary; As tho hos
pital iH not taking such patients, the
mayor thought an emergency existed
and called on the governor for help.
Several days ago a spocial commit
tee of Dr. Morse, Dr. Clements ana Dr.
IByrd were asked to investigate and
report as to whether it was fcasiblo for
tho Snlom hospital to use the lower
floor of the hospital and thereby allow
the second and third floors to be used
for inlfluenza patients. The doctors ro-
(ported ouch a thing could be done, if
tno aoors iDotween the first and second
floors wero scaled. A separate stairway
oould be used for entrance to the sec
This report of the three doctors was
not adopted by the executive board
and as the matter stood this morning,
the Malcm hospital had intentions of
using the entire building for about five
weeks, or until the McXinlcy soool
building eould be re-modeled for hos
' Governor Withycombe w,is strongly
in favor of the idea suggested by the
doctors and he was inclined to be as
lenient as possible with the hospital
but at the same time thought some
thing should be done to aid the city in
providing hospital facilities.
As the matter now stands, it is prob
able that notico will be served at once
on the executive committee of the Sa
lem hospital to vacate the second and
third floors of the building and turn
them over -to the state and that these
floors will be tendered to the city tor
The emergency hospital will then be
fumigated after. the city removes. its
lHonte and later turned over to the
Salem hospital. It is also probable that
the state will ask the hospital not to
aecept additional patients.
As the matter now stands, the Balem
hospital building is wanted first by
the Salem hospital, second, by the
state and third by the citv for its in
fluenza . patients. The Salem hospital
is in possession although paying rent
to the state but It if looking ejectment
proceedings in the face, unless there
is a quick compromise, giving tne state
Australia Wants To
Considers She Hag Won Her Independence On Battle
field, Declares Premier Hughes. Now Stands In
Same Position Practically As United States Did At
End Of Revolutionary War. ;
( By John Dsoandt '-
' (United Press staff correspondent) '
Paris, Jan. IS. Australia, aa a free
and independent nation, has its own
peacs demands for consideration at the
conferences, Premier Hughes declared
today ia an- interview with the United
, Australia considers that it won its
independence on the battle field and
politically H stands now where the
United States stood at the end of the
revolution. It is in this spirit that it
enters tho peace eomforences with it
RceognHioa of the British dominions
by the peace congress marks the dawn
of a new era, the premier believes. It
is taken to mean that the world rec
ognizes Australia, Canada, South Afri
ca, New Zealand and India as auto
nomous nations, tied only by sentiment
to the motherland.
"Our fighting record surpasses that
of any other "nation," he asserted.
"Now wo want self determination."
Australia, Hughes made plain,
throws its cards face upward on the
peace table. His country, he said, be
ing most democratic and a firm foo of
secret diplomacy, frankly and openly
makes public its aims and desires in
the great settlement.
Hughes announced Australia will de
mand: Indemnities; the Islands of New Gui
nea, a league of nations with certain,
restrictions) military support to Pofland
if that country Is threatened; a hoar
ing on all questions concerning Europe
of the Far East. -Australia,
he declared, will oppose:
Freodom of tho seas, if that means
taking Britain's supremacy from her;
any restrictions on the right of making
whatever economic arrangements she
pleases; and further intervention in
"Australia.'' said Hujihes, -" fools
that she stands politically today pret
ty much whoro the United States stood
PIG CLUB PROJECT
SHOWS BIG INCREASE
Many Enthusiasts Have Re
ceived Achievement na
For Good JforL
It will be rocallcd by Journnl rced-
ors that during tho stnto fair Goorgc
W. Ayre of tho U. S. National bank
postod conspicuously on the grounds a
notico that his bank was reedy to bajlt
up tho Pig club movement in Marion
county to the amount of 10,000 in
loans. This is not merely an evidence
of the optimism of Mr. Alio, (who is
widely known as the father of the Pig
club project) but is based upon progress
and coucreto rosults during the past
season. From the offico of Supervisor
Sn.fth we obtain tho following figures
indicating the extent of tho work dur
ing the past threo years: i,
The total number of members enroll-,
ed for 1U18 was ?"l0; the number start
ing; in the work was 825; number of
reports sent to headquarters 402; num
ber of jigs lejsirted 786; with sn Ini
tial value of fj0C5.50 and a final value
of L4,5:'((l; tuttl net profit, 11,
These figures s.ow a marked Increase
over the reports of tho year 1017, and
there is further and more emphatie ev
idence of sueeoss in the scores of letters
sent, in to r nprmsor Smith from club
members in all parts of the county.
These give fctaiib of methods, th
brcds need, the amount of profit re
alized, and all indicate active interest
in the work;.
Following; is a list of Pig club mem
bers who have received the Achieve
ment pi, given for a certain standard
. Elmer John Both.
Pearl Brawn, Eneline Bloom, Theresa
Bartruff. Llllle Bartruff, " Nicholas
Brinkly, Homer Bray, VaHrnff,
J. Harvey Broughor, Orval Colgnn,
Daisy Collins, Halite Compton, May
nnrd Cothren, Elloena Cothern, Maurice
Cothern, Alice Cornelius, Averitt Duna
gan, Ionls Dragcr, William Drogcr, Bay
mond Ebaer,- A""Wtees Ebner, Albert
Fabry, Henry Fabry, Ha-rmon Gardner,
Alvln Halvorson, Harold Hatvorson,
Irene Harpe. Minnie Jaquot, Fred Ros
ter, Rudy Kostcr, Edna Kugcl, Franc
Licehty, GIenr Morris, Vern Mathia,
Jimmio Muno, Etha Mnno, Iv Irono
Muno, Abnet Olson, Bsymond Olson,
Henry Overoi, Charles Russell, Forrest
Rhodes, Carl Bamseyer, Lyle Rains, Car
roll Bohinson, Grace Bape, Elmer John
Both, Vernon Biehter, Robert Bamsden,
Morris Stapleton, Charles Smith, Fran
at the end of the revolution. Bhe has
won liberty on tho fields of 1 ranee
and deserves recognition as an auto
nomous nation. .....
.. "Australia lost nearly sixty, thou
sand killed and 200,000 wounded in the
war. Bho spent a billion end a half
dollars. She clothed her own troops in
uniforms of wool grown in her pwn
country. Her fighting record Surpass
es that of any other nation.
Wants Self Determination
"Now Australia wants self determi
nation. This means she insists an a pol
ioy of a "white Australia. ' We ds not
want promiscuous immigration. Wo
aro a white nation in a sea of blacks.
We must have the New Guinea islands.
They are full of possibilities for naval
bases and U-bont nests if they pass
into nnfriendly bands.
"Wo believe we ought to have an
indemnify.' We helped beat Germany,
who wilfully tf creed the war, thereby
saddling us, a country with only five
million inhabitants, with a wnr debt
whieh ia a most frightful handicap to
a new pcoplo like ourselves. If Ameri
can had been so burdened in the first
days of her independence, she would
have been unable to mako headway.
Germany ought to ipay Indemnities to
thD utmost of her ability, Australia
sharing in proportion to tho part sho
took in the war.
"We believe in the league ef na
tions, but we must not impair the na
tion's right of free government and
though tho league would bo a valuable
instrument to maintain world peace wa
must keep our powder dry.
"I don't know precisely what free
dom wf the seas means, but Australia
is surrounded by a coast line 12,00(1
m'ilrs long as long as the distance
from Australia to England and wl
aro unable to pVotewt this curselvcs;
thsreforc, we must depend on Briiain ,
to oppose any plan tuking away her
ces Smith, Eugene Silke, Harriott
Smith, Andrew Ha-ndcrs, Fleda Shep
herd, Ormul Trick, Kermet Thompsou,
Alfred Tullon, Cyril Vandcrbcck, Wil
liain Vogt, DcOrsa Wheeler, Goorgene
Willson, Raymond Williams, Lloyd Hur
ley Wyckoff, Blnnch Weathers, Cor
Weathers, Enlph Yergcn.
Mabel Johnson, Gordon Van Cleave,
Pearl Scott, Eric Bartruff, Otto Eng
dahl, Arthur Cummings, Peter Kirk,
Max Burris, Winston Burris, Bessie
Bloom, Vein Otjen, Elmer Roth Fred
Fcry, Orval Loo, Loyd McKay, Alberi
346th fid Artillery
Is On Way To Camp Lewis
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 18. The 846ta
field artillery 0f tho 91st division which
arrived in New York several days ago
from overseas, will pass through Spo
kane next Thursday cn route to Camp
LoWis and stop over here two hours, ac
cording "to a telegram from Secretary
James Ford of the Hpokano chamber ol
commerce, now at Washington.
Elaborate preparations for their re
ception ere under way today.
Ford wired that war department offi
cials said the remainder of the 91st ia .
still in France and is not designated for
Tho 41st division, his telegram said,
has been designated for return but has
not yet sailed.
"CT ivtf inn fniii.lt .erviiui Id' Rflt
enough o' what we buy these dtys,'
said Lafe Bud, this mornin'. Wbea a
farmer an' his family move t town,
his neighbors git t'gether an' set a
date xer 'em t' starve t ; ieais. ..
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