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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 88.
SALEM. OREGON MONDAY. APRIL 28, 1919.
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Proposal To Try Wilheh And
Associates Before Interna
tional Court Under Consid
ARE CHIEF OPPONENTS
Demand Made That Germany
Turn Oyer Records Of War
And Secret Service Offices
Wellington, April 28. (United
Press.) Former Kaiser Wilhclm and
his agent must answer to t lie allien for
every outrage and violence of interna
tional law during the war, if rtie pewo
conference adopts proposals placed be
fore it at l'nris today.
Furthermore, all secrets of the Ger
man war offiee must be bured to permit
the allied to discover those responsible.
The proposal to try the ex kuiser kna
been pushed by the Freneh delegates
. throughout the conference Iu fate ot re
ported opposition from Japanese dele
gHtes and apnthy from some others.
Provisions requiring a fair trial, how
ever, have been inserted to overcome
thin opposition and to insure justice
even if stern, to those rcsponmme for
. . German Aid Demanded. -
German? will now be required to as
Hist the allies in running down tUn guil
ty ones and this provision, if adopted,
will force the German peuee delegates
to admit the responsibility of the for
mer re.gime for the war and would put
Germany on record for all time. Not
only perpetrators of outrages in Bel
gium and France, but the tsnijsamls of
spies working in all countries tirNnfltng
the United States, could be reprehend
ed by revelations which Germans uld
promise under the pending articles. The
retold of the German secret service and
her efficient espionage service and
acorV of spy plots in the United dilates
would be run down.
Kspeeinllv significant is article III,
which provides military trial for those
(Tuiltv of criminal acts agr.iust citizens his death,
of allied couutries. This provision Active Until End.
would extend to the hundreds of mili- On last Saturday Governor Lynch at
tary officials who took part in the ruth- tended a convention of bunkers at Sac
less reign of the sword in Belgium, rumcnio. Ilis friends said he was deop
Theie is some doubt as to how far the ly affected there by the fact that scv
pro isiuns would extend, especially ernl men lie met seemed to luck interest
whether they provide punishment for, in the Victory loan. He spoke to friends
(Continued on page six.)
Engineer Units Of
West Reach States
New York, April IX (United Press.)
The Eighteenth engineers, Pacific
coast troops, arrived today on the. trans
put Texan. On the transport were 2181
More thnu 1.5,00(1 officers, enlisted
men, doctors and nurses arrived here
curly toiliiy on six transports from Kt.
JS'anire, Bordeaux, Iirest and Havre.
The transport Kredom brought 1712
iifflers and men of the following base
hospitals: 1, 20, 25. 3(1, 32, 38. 48 and
"0; the first trench mortar battery.
r i the Minnesotnn were the llth in
fantry, field and staff, headquarters
tiMiipiiuv, medical detachment, supply
company, companies A to E, inclusive,
21 officers and 1741 men nr stern
camps and (amp Lewis and Kearny;
thiee casual companies.
On the Texan were the following mix
ed organizations: 412th telegraph bat
Six Sailors Believed Lost
When Small Boat Capsizes
New York, April Several sailors
from the Atlantic fleet, anchored in the
Hudson, were unofficially reported tot
be missing early today follow ing an tin-
run firmed rumor that a dory from one
of the ships capsized shortlv after mid-'
nielli, six men, it wr.s said, were rea-j
The dorv was reported to have been
foo id farther down the riwr. I
Civilians in a rowboat said they heard I
ri.-s and shouts and put nut to a pnt
where a flashlight on the Pennsylvania.
ns-nip rT tne t!eei, wai pirywg. it
was iimncdiatelr turned off.
Opening Of Big League -Season
Staffs Hopelessly Weak
By H. C. Hamilton
Pre taff correspondent)
Be"". York' Aril 8-8 A ,ute 01
"U fl njt.rlv blwl tllftll hAS eX-
--.L J '
isteo, . 'or years seem to pre-
vail even. .early stage of guess
ing, but in the tame breath let it be
stated that pitching staffs are more
nearly hopeless ia the two niajro lea
gue than is the usual wont.
Usually opening weeks find this or
that' young 8tar having shut out or
no hit games, with columns of acclaim
being handed up for the fan. This year
supporters of the game are finding it
hard ia many eases to alibi even the
staunches of veterans. Last week's
ball games those which were played
ia smte of the frigid weather were
dotted with base hits. Hurler proclaim
ed earlier as exhibiting fearsome form,
have been 4isy ducking their shoots
returned to them by walloping oppo
nents. Cincinnati for instance ha ac
cumulated forty hits in five contests.
The Cubs, generally looked upon as
the best of the pennant coivteudcrs be
cause of their pitching corps, have con
trasted with this list of hits by gettiug
44 in winning only two games.
Ia the American league things have
been quite as 'bad, although there have
been spurts of good hurling.
Scott Perry ud Walter Johnson, for
instance, battled 13 innings before the
latter was able to take 1 to 0 victory
and the heavy hitting Yankees were
held o four blows and nurry a run by
Carl Mays in the opening games. The
reason for this are vague but the cause
is that managers are, limping around
with the best they ean scrape together
while waiting for a full return of t4p
soldier-sailors athletes. Drafts and pur'
chases from the miuor leagues last yeai
also were at a minimum and new stars
JHB LYNGH, HEAD
OF TWELFTH FEDERAL
Grief Over Death Of Son On
Argonne Battlefield Is
Thought To Have Speeded
San Francisco, April 2S. ffinitcd
Cress) Governor James K. Lynch, gov
ernor of the 12th district federul re
serve bank, died today.
Governor Lynch, it ia said, has been
grieving over the douth of a son in the
Argonne. This, his friends believe, may
have contributed to his death.
Governor Lynch had been actively en
gaged wtih victory loan duties ana 00
tuils connected with the federal re-
'serve bank up to virtually the hour of
(Continued on page three)
talions, headquarters company, medical
detclnueiit and companies I) and E from
Pennsylvania, for officers and 202 men;
34th evacutiou and ambulance company;
18th engineers headquarters detach
ment, field and staff medical detach
ment, companies A to F, inclusive, 36
officers and 1148 men; 407th telegraph
battalion headquarter and supply de
tachment, medical dcinrmncnr ami com
panies A uud JS, four officers und iu3
men; five casual companies.
More than 7000 men arrived on the
America, including Major General Fran
cis J. Jermun and Brigadier Oeneral
Price, commander of the 1.54th infantry
The organizations on board were the
30Sth infantry complete, 93 officers and
3752 men for Camp Dcvens, lix, Meade,
(iordon. Grant. Pike, DnnVc, Funston,
Bowie, Lewis, Kearny and Upton; 134th
infantry brigade headquarters, nine of
ficers and 74 men; 307th infantry, field
and staff, headquarters; supply and ma
chine gun companies, medical detach
ment and companies A, B, C, D and K,
.50 officers anil 1W2 men; 42 casual of
ficers; llrest convalescent detachments,
200 to 20(1, t0O men, 3.50 of whom are
bedridden; 16 nurses and 21 civilians.
Included in the 30Sth infantry on the
American is the famous second battal
ion known as the "Lost Battalion,"
La I.orri.iiii' brought in 354 men in 13
casual companies. On the Ptilielo were
43 officers, 1390 men of the 117th engi
neers, complete for Camps Iix, Lee,
Jackson, Sherman, Grant Kearny and
I eis: th 117th enginer train, one of fi
lter ml ?3 men; Fourth air service cai-
compaay, d-Mli casual company.
LU 03 0 El
Is Announced By State Dept.
RETURN OF CABLES;
Telephones And Telegraphs
Also To Be Put Back Under
Private Control At Early
Date Is Report
Washington, April 28. (United
Press.) President Wilson has ordered
announcement that all tcables and wires
taken over by the government during
the war emergency will be returned to
their owners, it was reported in high
quarters this afternoon.
Following announcement by Postmas
ter General Burleson that he had sug
gested to the president that the cables
be returned to their owners before May
1U, it developed that the president bad
instructed that telephone and telegraph
lines be promised return soon,
It is understood the president wilt
make recommendations to congress
when he comes buck for appropriate re
muneration tor the companies affected
by the government seizure,
At 3:30 o'clock Burlesou w mhi to
be preparing another stateiueut on the
subject which would be made public later-
Coming as it does when Burleson has
been under a heavy fire of criticism for
the rnunnct in which he hus conducted
oovcrnment operation of the utilities,
the president 's ation is regarded iu
some quurtcr as highly significant.
The announcement of the postmaster
general Rtieut tho subject read:
Will Safeguard Owners.
"The postmaster general will recom
mend that the telegraph and telephone
wires be restored to their respective
owners as soon as legislation cun be se
cured from congress safeguarding the
interests of the owutrs in every way
thnt it is possible to safeguard them.
"The information of the postmaster
general as to the condition of the wire
companies convinces him that it is im
oerative that such legislative uetion
must be had before the various tele
graph lines are returned.
This is not true as to the cable
lines which are in a condition to be re
turned at once."
2,100 MEN OF 42ND
Additional Units Of Rainbow
Boys Reach States Early
Boston, Mass. April 28. (United
rl'ess) The transport Pretoria, with1
2120 troops of the famous 2d (Rain
bow) division, arrived here tuduy.
Among the officers on board was Bri
gadier General William M. Fassett,
commander of the 'First army- corps.
The units on the Pretoria urc the 14th
1.50th and 131st machine gun battal
ions, 117th umbilo ordnance repair
shop, liiths infantry detachment, 149th
and 1.51st regiments, field artillery,
117tb engineers detachment, headquur
The headquarters, headquarters- de
tachment and headquarters troops of
the First army corps were also on
Other units were evacuation hospital
number 7. with 12 officers and 110
men, signal corps, photograph sections
numbers Ki 7, H, 25. 2i2, 103, ll7,
109 scattered, four officers and 113
Ordnance casual company 32, Penn
sylvania, three officers and H3 men.
There were also 51 casual officers and
men on tho transport.
Japanese Uphold Ita lans
In Withdrawal From League
Tokio, April 25. (United Press.)
The Japanese press, commenting today
upon the departure of the Italians from
the peace courerencv", upnoins iiinv.
Y'amat') Shimbiin declares Japan and
Italy are in the snme boat. "If the
conference considers the Tstng'l'ao
' agreement a scrap of p-r, the same
measure may be necessary on the part
jOf Japan," it eay.
Asaai Mnniuun proicsses ro neneve
Italy probably will conclude a separate
treaty with Austria and resume hostili
ties with the south Slavs. Europe, it
deciares, may yet see its worst fighting
with Geimanv. the o'v countr to bene
fit. ' ' .
Washington, April 8. (United
Press.) The state department today is
sued the following correction to the of
ficial text of thfjleague of nations
covenant as announced last night:
In article S3, second sentence, ia.ert
the word "no" before the word "uch"
so that the sentence will ta.u ad:
"No such .amendment shall bind koy
member of the league which signifies,
Ia the annex to the covenant substi
tute the worlds '.'New Zealand" for
'New South Wales."
Washington, April 28. (United
Press) important ehanges in the lea
gue of nation covenant, published to
day are as follow'
Article I Thia article embodies
parts of the old article VU . It goes in
to detail regarding the method of ad
mitting new members and provide for
withdrawal from the league, which was
not mentioned in the original cove
nant. Article TI Originally a ipart of ar
ticle I, this give the name of "as
sembly" to the representatives of mem
ber nations, foraierly designated a the
'"body of delegates. ''
Article IU This Includes parts of
the old articles 1, 11 and ill, with
slight alterations and has reference, to
"members of the league" instead of
the "high contracting parties." This
change is evident throughout the draft
Article IV That part of the old ar
ticle III outlining the structure of the
council is1 contained ia this article. It
also provides that the membership of
the council may he increased.
Article V This is the same as the
original article IV ercept that the
first paragraph requires unanimous
agreement in both council and assem
bly, excepting where otherwise pro
vided. Article VI This Is a substitute for
the old article V. In tho replaced ar
ticle the council wa to appoint the
first secretary general and approval of
a majority of the assembly was not re
quired for appointment of his succes
sors. Article VII Geneva is specifically
named as the seat of the league, with
the council given the right to chnngo it
at any given time. There is also a par
agraph permitting women 1o hold po
sitions in the league. This article em
bodies parts of the old articles V and
Article VIII While this article was
largely covered by the original article
VIII," it has been changed to make
plain that reduction of armaments
must be approved by the nations af
fected. Article IX This article is substan
tially the same as the original.
Article X Virtually no change has
been made from the old article.
Article XI The phrase "the league
shall take any action ' originally read
"the high contracting parties reserve
the right to take any action."
Article XII 'Practically no change
has been made in thi. urtlel.
Article XIII The wording has been
Article XIV Provision for (he court
to give an advisory opinion on any dis
pute is new .
Article XV New provision has been
made for excluding domestic, matters
from the jurisdiction of the council.
Article XVI Provision is made for
removing from the league any member
which has violated the covenant.
Article XVI I Practically unchang
ed. X VIM -This was formerly jnrtlflr
Article XIX Practically the same a
the old article XXIV.
Article XX Practically the same as
the old article XXV.
Article XXI This aiticle, recogniz
ing the Monroe doctrine is new.
Article XXII This is only slightly
changed from 1he old article XIX pro
viding only that nations must be will
ing to accept the mandatories design
ed for them.
Article XXIII difference to super
vision nt traffic in women and chil
dren and in drugs is entirely new as
is the preceding clause referring to
treutment of natives. It contains por
tions of the old articles XVIII and
XXI and i a substitution for the orig
innl article XXI.
Article XXIV Practically the sme
as the old article XXII.
Article XXV Recognition of the
Ked 'rn i new.
Article XXVI A ehangc is made
from the original in thst amendments
may be made by a "majority" vote
! instead of a three fourths vote, as be
fore. Annex The annrx containing a list
of the charter members and the na
tions to be invited to join at once, is
' LIBERTY BOND QUOTATIONS
New York, April 28. Liberty bonds
3V. 9.68. up .04; first i'n, 9.5.10,
tf tifi- umiuI IV U3 .':2 ntt t&- first
iV, 's, KM, off .08; second 4'i ', 9.1.40,
orr .114; thirn 4'i s. n.i.u, uncuangeu;
fourth 44 's, 93.40, up M.
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Orlasla To Ask Uwkakers
Ftr Vote Of Confidence And
Authority To Back Up Tcr
By Castillo Clanfarr
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Home, April 27. The Italian warlia
ment has ben summoned to meet at
o'clock Tuetdsy afternoon.
Italy's future course will depsd on
the action taken by the body, after Pre
mier Orlando's presentation ef the pro
gram fallowed from the peace confer
ence. A resolution providing for a voto
of confidence in the niinistiy is under
stood to have been prepared.
"The hour is solemn and grave," Or
lando declared in an interview today.
"The government's chief duty is to
ascertain whether it has interpreted par
liament' sentimeut and protected its
A section of the press is advocating
nexatioa by royal decree of Trentino,
awarded Italy Iu the pact of London,
without waiting for allied sauction.
"The way out of the present diffi
culty," said the Idea Nazionale, "U an
nexation by royal decre of 'Trentino,
the upper Adriatic, Trieste, Fiume and
Dalamatia with Saar, Hupalato and He
lianico. Once tho annexation is decreed
the tempest will subside. Tho allies can
not avoid aeciqAlng' an accomplished
Tuesday's session of parliament is
expected to 1c brief. Former Premier
Luzzali will move a vote of confidence
in the chamber and Senator Littoni
will take similar action in the senate.
Only the party leaders are expected
to discuss the resolution.
Portland Tot Killed By
Portland, Or., April 28. Ruth Lenon,
aged six, died Sunday afternoon shortly
after being run over by an auto which
wn driven by D. H, Beck, a bank clerk.
Beck was arrested for driving a ma
chine with defective brake. The acci
dent occurred just after the girl and
her mother, Mrs. Charles Lenon, left a
curb to hoard a treetcar.
J The father of the dead girl is In the
Y. M. (J. A. service in France.
Suzzallo Not To Desert
Seattle, Wash., April 28. Dr. Homy
Suzzallo will not desert Ilis post as pres
ident of the state university to accept
offers from other institution 1m nti-
nounicd, mi his return from ( ulilornia.
"I expect to be busy here for nt least
20 years," he said. It had been report
ed that Dr. Suzzallo had been offered
the presidency of the University of Cal
ifornia. He received four offers during
the Inst year to head other institutions.
J Abe Martin
i TIT ole fashioned wife that used t'
! walk out f ttT gate and kiss her hus-
nana gooaoye in tn- mornin' now has a
! married (laughter that hain't even
awake when her husband goes f work.
It begin t' look like we'd have peace
an' a league o' nations before th' war
.time elevator operators learn t' stop
even with th' floor.
I II I
Challenge Match Of Hand
Ball Between Local Men
Premises Keen Contests
There is something thrilling and spec
tacular ia store for the Salem public in
the line of handball according to the
tenor of a challenge and its reply re
cently posted by W. C. Wiaslow sd
. I. Staley, alleged to be the last
word is this particular sport. Ia issu
ing his challenge to O. B. Gingrich and
W. I. Staley, Mr. Win slow says in oold
faeed type, with the loud pedal on:
"Mr. Dave Kyre and myself have
heard it rumored upon the street that
notwithstanding the fact that we have
trimmed vou fellow three timea lately.
you still entertain the idea that with a
little practice you could place as good
a game of handball aa we. We save
beea considering the matter and have
come to the conclusion that there is onlv
one way to get this matter eus or your
head, and we have decided therefore to
-hallenge. you to a public duel upon the
handball court next Tuesday night, Apr.
at 9 o clock sharp. This does not
mean 5 o'clock in the morning. It
means S o'clock p. m.
'Do not try to lay around until we
have tired ourselves out, for we will
construe such a circumstance as a -wil
ful! concession upon your part that you
are really afraid to undertake tne Msk.
We also request an acceptance of this
challenge by return mail, or that you
forever hereafter content Torn wit mVQ
the idea that it can't be done."
To this communication, Mr. Staley
replies in his best business college Eng
lish, with an optimistic slant to the
"I acknowledge receipt of your let
ter, in which you challenge Oscu-r B.
Gingrich and the writer to a public duel
upon the handball court next Tuesday
evening, April 9, at S o'clock sharp.
" 'Tia wonderful what confidence a
little measure of success will propagate
in some men's minds. However, I sup
pose it is not a bad trait to huve an
abundance of self-confidence, anyway.
There is a saying like this: 'Pride
goeth before destruction, a haughty
spirit before a full,' so be careful wis
dom might be the better putt of valor.
"I cun only speak in this matter for
myself, as my erstwhile partner, Oscar
H. Gingrich, is doubtless much cm of
form, for I have not observed him fre
iiuenting the rvninasimn of lute, but I
accept your challenge, In any event, and
if Mr. Gingrich is not present, or if
he is present, and Is not in proper con
dition, I will take Charlie Knowmnd or
Joe. Albert a a pa-rtiier and jilay you
threo games of real handball,"
Gompers, Injured When Car
Hits Taxicab, Rests Easily
New York, April 28. (United Press.)
Samuel Gompers, injured in a taxicab
ncicdent, spent a quiet night and was
reported this morning to be resting eas
ily. An examination was to be mnfle today
to determine the full extent of his in
juries. An announcement, it was said,
would be made after a consultution of
Gompers was hurt late yesterday
when a streetcar ran down a taxicab
in which he was riding. The labor lead
er sustained two brokjen ribs and other
TEXTILE STRIKERS ARRESTED
Lawrence, Mass., April 28. Three
textile strikers were arrested here today
following an exchange of shots between
police and hidden nssailnnts. The shoot
ing followed an attack on two police
men in which one officer was knocked
unconscious bv n stone.
A total of 500 was raised during the
college year for the woman's building
project by the Women's league of the
University of Oregon.
Wilson Expected To
Issue Statement On
Claims Of Japanese
By Robert J. Bender
(United Press Staff Cnrhesindeut.)
Wnshington, April !! -President Wil
son is expected by his friends here to
speak out in opposition to Japan's peace
conference objective ill China. Such
action, they say, would bring ine wuolc
subject of ''secret treaties versus open
diplomacy" squarely up for final decis
ion before the peace conference.
The president ' course in Paris is un
derstood to have undergone one funda
mntul change. It is stated by his friendB
that lie is prepared now to remain in
I'r.ris and buttle to the end for wnat he
believe is the right settlement. Instead
of being ready to quit the conference of
his views do not prevail, he will remain
nn the spit and fight it out, it i be
lieved. It is now the official convic
tion thnt the president spoke out on
the Fiume question to pave fne ray for.
an announcement of Japan 's conten-
tions. Should the present Wilson Clem-'
enceau Lloyd George alignment prevail
as regr.rds Jnpnn, the same as regards j
Italy, the conference would develop a
new and clearly defined issue with the
Japanese and Ilalinns fighting for thej
cause of annexation nninst the west
Plenary Session Ai:;!s Re
vised bstrument After Tkj
Hour Debate Late This Af
ternoon. NINE NATIONS ADMITTED
TO COUNCIL KEESERSZ?
Sir Eric Dmmmond, Engki
Nominated By Predict
Wilson As First Secretary
Br Ed Xi Keea
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, April 28. (3:30 V. M.) The)
world constitution of the league of ac
tions was adopted by the peace confer
ence, in plenary session this afternoest.
The covenant will be incorporated ia
the peace treaty and the league will be
come a- fart as soon as thas put is
signed by the delegates and ratified by
their respective parliaments.
Sir Eric Drummond of Great Biituisi
will be the first secretary general of
the league. The executive council will
be composed of representatives of the
United States, Great Britain, France,
Italy, Juptin, Belgium, Greece, Spain
and Bruzil. Appointment of Drummoad
and nomination of the four smaller sta
tions to be represented in the council
were movetj by President Wilson,
The president made a brief speech,
explaining the changes in the revised
covenant. He referred to the Monroe
doctrine amendment merely a "a new
Premier C'lemenceau, ns chairman of
the conference, forced through Wilsom'e
motions after two hours of dreary
speeches. No action was taken on the French
amendment for greater military gu
The report of the commission on in
ternational lubnr was adopted.
The report of the responsibilities cem-'
mission was not presented.
The session adjourned at 5:35 p. m.
. By Fred 8. Ferguson
(United Press Staff Correspondent-
Paris, April 28. The revised cove
nant of the league of nations was adopt
ed by the plenary session of tho peace
conference nt 5:15 this afternoon,
Tho covenant as adopted included
President Wilson's motions, nominating,
i. Krie Drummond of Kngland as this
first secretary general, and naming Bel
gium, Brazil, Greece and Spain be rep
resentation in the lenguo council, to
gether with the United States, Great
Lritnin, France, Italy and Japan.
By Fred 8. Ferguson
Ta ris, April 28. The peace confer
ence met in plenary session at 3 o'clock
(Continued on page six.)
ern world's advocacy ot' "new diplo
macy. ' '
On the eve of the allied meeting with
German peace delegates, it develops, ac
cording to, information here that there)
is cotninucd difficulty in arriving at at
solution of the problem of collecting in
demnities from Oermany.
88th And 89ih National
Army Divisions Released
Washington, April 28. (United
Press.) The Eighty-eighth sne fcignty
ninth national army divisions were re
leased on April 20 and 25, respectively,
to prepare for their return to the Uni
ted States, the war department (frinoun
ccd today. This will not change th
announced order of departure o i.l vis
ions from France.
"Preparation for return," the war
department states, "is not equivalent
to assignment to early convoy, but indi
cates that the assignment may be ex
pected within a few weeks."