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GERMAN DELEGATES TO
RECEIVE PEACE TREATY
FRIDA Y, PRESENT PLAN
Principals of Hun Party
By William Philip Simms
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Versailles, April 29. The German delegates will re
ceive the peace treaty Friday, according to the program
Foreign Minister Brockdorff-Rantzau and the other
principals of the enemy delegation are scheduled to ar
rive tonight. Verification of the Germans' credentials,
together with other preliminary formalities, are expected
to occupy Wednesday and Thursday.
Poster have been put up all over
Versailles asking the public to maintain
jls usual iuIi" demeanor while the Ger
mans are here. The streets lending to
the hotels where the (lernuwis are uur
tered are not burred, but 'move on' ho
I i.ew have been posted in conspicuous'
The question of German war prison
ers, which is expected lo be the first
one brought up by the enemy tMogatcs
is understood to have already been et-j
tied by the foreign ministers' council !
the Inst truusuction by that body be
lore the itutians withdrew, fcnemy pris
oners, Jt is said, will be released in the
exact proportion that (terninny furnish
es civilian labor demanded in the pence
More Delegates Arrive.
Versailles, April 29. (United Tress.)
Kighty-five members of the German
peace delegation reached here emly to
day. The enemy representatives arriv
ed in Ynui'iesson on a special train
shortly before midnight. They were
met by Colonel Henry, French Liaison
officer, and his staff.
The party, which included 14 women
stenographers, mdst ot wu,imi tiried
hat boxes, huddled in a group, ill at
ease under a barrage of flashlights.
iu ions villagers clustered about them.
Heir Von Keler, a member of the Gcr
linm delegation who had preceded them,
shook hands with the lenders of the
party. Colonel Henry then announced
the motor curs were reanr. The Ger
mans, passing between two lines of
nemlnrmes, boarded the forty motor
buses n ml automobiles, which brought
them to Versailles. Their baggage was
c;;med in cnniions. I'pon their arrival
here they were taken at once to the
Hotel )en Reservoirs.
THREE TRAINMEN KILLED
Si rr.nton, l'u., April 29. Three train
men were killed and two others Injured,
one probably fatally, when the caboose
of a train in which they were riding
crashed Into train on the tracks of the
J. I.. & W near Taylor last midnight.
WEEKS LOOMING NEAR
Willamette Students Lay Ex
tensive Plans For Final
Weeks Of School
The closing weeks of tho year a
Willamette nniver-ity promise to be as
full and as merry as any season in re
cent J'ears, n augured by the elaborate
preparation now gouig forward tor
social and entertainment feature.
Head of committees have been doing
double time for weeks past in mapping
out the details of the respective events
that will m:il:e the Mar time season
memorable at the institution.
The event upon which attention is
firt (if all centered is the junior cla
play "Thf Arjivnl nf Kitty" one
of the brightest little bits of dramatic
work evi put on by the students. Thi
event taged at the Grand opera house
on Friday, May 2d, will be inndo more
interesting to the public by the en
trance of the May Queen and the Mia!
(Continued oa pege three)
SEATTLE POLICE HOLD
LOCAL REDS TQ BLAME
Inspector Says Knowledge Of
Attempt To Be Made On
Hanson s Life Common In
Seattle, Wash., April 29. The police
today are working on the theory that
local bolshevists and reds are responsi
ble for the placing of the bomb in May
or He Hanson's mail, but failed in their
efforts to murder the executive.
1'olice Inspector Claud CI. Buuniek de
clared yesterday that through unfler
uround chr.nnels he had known for some
time that local reds were involved in a
plot to "get" the mayor, but that only
the rinjileHdera were aware of the meth
od to be used.
"II was common knowledge among
the bolshevists here that Ma.xii iun
sou was to be killed," he said yester
day, "but the heads of the game were
the only ones to know th method to
lie used in 'getting' him."
Bomb No Burpi-im.
Thc appearance of the bomh at police
i headquarters yesterday crcnted no un-IA
due aensation, the officers at first be -
jg 0f the belief that the whole thing
was a pratcical.joke committed by some;
one with a. distorted sense of humor.
The container of the explosive which!
has a round paper "sticker" pasted to
the bottom of it, is of veneered maple,
(Continued on page three)
Kothin' makes us as mad si t'
a shoe clerk take off our shoe an'
wait on four or fire other customers fer,0f
o half hour. Notkin' ever shrills i3r. to
you count on it.
I Abe Martin
J 1M1 I iitjili iw
Heartily To Buy-Ia-Salem
Week Plans; Displays Good
Salem merchants are respond
iug to "Buy in Salem" week
by not only preparing to adver-
tise their special offerings but
in calling the attention to buy-
era in the city through appro-
printe window displays.
The 'Buy in Salem" week is
not only a question of prices,
but also oue wherein the mcr-
ehanta will show by special dis-
plays and advertisements that
the Salem stores can and do of
! fer merchandise at not only
right figures, but uierchanutsc
that will compare most favor-
ably with that offered by the
As one merchant said: "By
this 'Buv in Salem' week, we
hope to show our custoinera that
we not only have merchandise at
right prices, but that we have
i the very latest when it is a ques
tion of Btyle. While the matter
of price is always a mailer or
I consideration, yet we hope to
to show our customer! this week
that we have the very latest in
all lines of merchandise, that we
curry merchandise that ' is do-
pemiable and that the Salem
stores are right up to the north
when it comes to giving, our
trade the best for the money."
. . ,
Threats Of Miners To Take
. Hand In Phone Strike
Linton, Ind., April 29. Martini law
was declared in Linton at 8:. o cloc k
today to prevent violence in connection
with the efforta of the local central
labor union to deport eight strikebreak
ing "hell0 girls" of the Linton tele
Soldiers and local police patrolled the
livpcrscd crowds which eol-
lected in small groups on street corners
company of militia cnnie lieio fmm
Terre Haute early todr.y to take charge
of the situation.
The trouble !tarted when eight tele-
I liliOnn niuirnlnr. a.allrn.l fri
'day, demainding recognition of their
union, increased wage! ami shorter
working -hours. Eight substitutes were
brought from Indianapolis and the labor
union r.rosc in protest. I
Substitutes Cause Trouble. .
A crowd went to the telephone build-1
mg and demanded that the strikebreak-1 '' " r" "!l"ii
or be tuken from the job immediately., '
Hurley Guthrie, manager of the N'ewi f-
Home Telephone company of Linton, 'r , .. . , "
refused to remove them. Ho asked aid ! NirmPr I JKrilQCinn fit'
from the sheriff and police, who appeal
ea to liovernor Goodrich.
Severn! thousand miners, who consti
tute tho larger part of the population,
quit work today with the intention of
staying in town until they "see this
thing settled." Many miner having
telephone service notified the company j
that if their telephones were not re-j
moved within L't hours they would tear I
them from their fastenings and throw
them in the streets.
MOIIAJE PRICE JUMPS
( Koseburg licview.)
The price of mohair, as well
as the price of prunes, went
skyward here today. Several
lots were sold at UO cents per
pound today this being a jump
of about ten cents (hit pound
over a few days ego,
Under ruling of the army air scrv
ice, army flyers and plane! cannot com
pete in exhibitions for purses and imli
Japan is considering the construction
a ncw cable line ncross lue tacmc
insure better communieatinn between
.'npan and the United States.
Premier Outline Policy Of
AND LATIN HEAD CONFER
Cabinet Leader May Request
Deputies To Hike Blunt
Choice Between His Aid
By CamUlo Clajifsrca
Koine, April 29. (9 A. M.) Thou
sands of citizens stormed the parliament
buildings todRV to hear Premier Orlan
do's apeA'h outlining the government'!
policy and laying Italy's peace program
before the people.
At this hour the tribunes ana elifim
bcr were already thronged and the
doors wera closed. A huge ermru col
lected outside, cheering and sinning.
Nearly 400 members of parliament
were among the first to arrive, includ
iny many aged senators who hud not at
tended a session in vean. l'resident
Marrora nf the Chamber conferred with
several of the ministers.
By Camilla CUnfarr
(1'nited l'ress Htaf Coriesiiondeut.)
Home, April iiS.-r Thomas Nelson
1'nge, American ambassador to Italy,
had a long conference lute today with
Victor Orlando, the Italian premier.
The greatest significance was attached
to the meeting, the Import of which was
kept secret. . i
Orlando is scheduled to (jo before the
Italian parliament at 6 o 'clock ( Tues
day) afternoon to ask supuort of the
policies followed by his goveriimeut
which led to Italy's secession rrom the
peace conference over tie question uf
annexation of i nime.
May Offer Choice.
t'nverified reports are in circulation,
however, that Orlando may present both
his and the allies' side of the contro
versy and ask parliament to choose be
tween them. According lo these reports,
the premier left I'arls convinced he
could never have obtained sanction of
the associated powers to Italy 'a claims
for Fiume and would lay before parlia
ment an alleged compVomise offer,
whereby Italy would receive all foiieos-
( sinus contained in the pact of London,.
which gives her a portion of lalinntia
but not Fiume.
The entire nation is tensely awaiting
the results of the parliamentary session
which will determine its future course.
According to political experts, the pos
sibility of a change in ministry through
failure of the scheduled vote of confi
dence is extremely remote.
Transport Kroonland Docks
With 3,700 Returning Troops
. V I
rican transport Kroon-
arrived here, today from Mt. Na-
Her burden included 109th uiachin
Suf, '"."l'1.""" ."""' delii..i-
"! f"'ld and ,t4if f'.f ,r,t an'1
"'!"- n'cuicai actacn-
; "1 a ,7 A"?". i .m"''",n.fJ;"n
Wilhelm's Case Put Oyer
" To Next Plenary Session
By Lowell Mellett
(United Press Staff Correspond
ent.) Paris, April 2!t. The fate of
Wilholin Hohoiizollem will be
further discussed in a secret
plenary session of the ieace
conference, it developed today.
The date for this session, which
will consider the completed
treaty, has not yet been set.
The action of tho pence con
ference is expected to be limited
to fortnr.l acceptance of tho ma
jority report of the responsibili
ties commission. This, as made
public in the capitals of the var
ious allied countries yesterdar.
provides the former kaiser shall
stand trial before an intorna
. tionnl tribunal. " The minority
report, signed only by the Japa
nese and American (Lansing)
representatives, hold that Wil
holin is not legally liable to per
sonal resiKinsiliility for tae in
ception of conduct of the war.
JAP STAND INDICA TES
CLIMAX IN ORIENTAL
CONTROVERS Y NEAI2
Ftaae National Council
Declares City United To
Fiume, April 28. (United
Press.) The actional council
today lent a telegram to Presi
dent Wilson, notifying him that
Fiume had formally declared it
self united with Italy.
'The population of Fiume,
assembled under the Itulian flag
in the presence of representa
tives of the glorious American
army, replied to your proclama
tion by conferring full power
over the city upon the renresent-
. ative of the Italian government.
"In the name of our dead on
the Piave and the Isonto, we
express to you out greatest grat
itude provoking with your atti
tude the highest and most sol
emn manifestation in favor of
Italian sentiment wh'ich this
city could make before the
"We inform you that Fiume'!
union with Italy is an accom
The name of tho Wilson hotel
has been changed to the Orlan
r ii. , ...
Republican senators Urged
lo bo tasy On League Talk
Washington. April 89. - f United
Press.) Republican leaders here today
urged caution upon their fellow mem-
bers of the lenntcin discussing tho re -
vised leneue nf nation i-nvmmnt
Senators Lodge and Curtis, republi
can leader and whip, rosiectivoly, sent
the following telegram to all Neir sen
ators: "We suggest that republican senators
reserve final expression! of opinion re
specting the amended league covenant
until the latest draft has been carefully
studied and until thei has been oppor
tunity tor a conference."
Speculation Regarding Atti
tude Uf President Rife
Bv Robert J Benrlur
i.-... u.,.i i....
Washington, April SD.-l-.wnnaster
(;'nernl Burleson's tenure of office is
now a subject of increasing speculation
.V politicians here.
President Wilson is regarded Its hav
ing indicated Ins general attitude to
wards Burleson's wire regime with bis
knnwn recommendation that all wire m
well as cables be promised re... ruin to
The lines will bo handed back as soon
as congress passes legislation which is
regarded necessary to safeguard inter-
of the owner in ocry nusibln wav,
Precedent Indicate Stay.
The president hits been strongly urgeil
bv several elements in the democratic
party to unseat Bprleson. But prece
dent in the Wilson r.dminiaf ration latls
to disclose any case in which the prosi
dent released a cabinet member under
fire, save upon request of the man him
self. The principal complaint ngainst Bur
leson by labor, the liberals and the
press is that he is ' autocrutizing " his
I department. Politicians believe that if
the president is convinced that Hurle
son is, in fact, setting up an autocracy
in his department, a way may bo found
to relieve him.
Letters from all over the county to
democratic legislators here demand Bur
leson's removal. The democratic na
tionnl committee holds a conference in
Chicago next month and it is believed
here that the subject will certainly bo
Hniiroad eonst'ort'.ru tn ine ger n
mcnt line between Xcn..i. and
banks. Alaska, is proiieding,
iliouiti congresi t iiie.1 til I nsst he lit,
ii rpprialion mca.ure.
Nippon Delegates and "Big,
Th tee" Unable to Agree on
Basis For Settlement.
By Carl D. Groat
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Paris, April 29.--Japanese delegates and the "big
three" failed to reach an agreement in the Chino-Japanese
territorial controversy in their first session today, it was
semi-officially announced. The conference was resumed
at 4 p. m.
The Japanese refused to concede anything further
than abandoning their claim to Kiao Chau, retaining the
rich railway concessions in the Shantung peninsula and
another port; identity of which was not revealed.
TAFT OR HUGHES HAY
IN TRIAL OF KAISFR
Elu Root Also Mentioned As
U&MUiC IlUinUlCC VI ITeSl-
ucl" 1 u JUlUUdi
Washington, April 29. (United
Press.) Kither Chn.rles Kvan Hughes
or William Howard Tnft mav be the
American judge in the international tri
bunal to try the former aatsur, it was
believed here today. The nomination
will probably be made by President
Wilson and it mnr be submitted to con
gress for confirmation." L'lihu Hoot was
alsu mentioned as a possibility.
Lord Rending, chief justice of Eng
land, is regarded as the likeliest Brit
Trial at Geneva.
The scene of the trial will probi.blv
be (ieneva, the seat of the league of
The five judges, representing the Uni
ted States, Great Britain, Italy, Japan
and France, working without legal pre
cedents, Will be required lo rule on evi-
ilcnce and pass judgment and sentence
on the nrch criminals of history, with "'logstcs conrerreu witn t resident w li
the code of justice and morality as ,TI"'V ' understood to have in
their only guides. A general course of ."'""''l ' 1!''"' "K t0 'a.1"""'"
procedure will be decided on before the
trial bv the five judges, it is Loitered.
Several nro.nine'nt Gerninns of the old
regime will probnblv be retained as
counsel and advisers bv WIIheTm. In
Von Bernstnrff is mentioned.
m i j
uerinuny iuuy aiu.
The staff of prosecuting attorneys i
will probably be representative of the
five irn.nl powers and it is considered
possible that the present government of '
Germany might also be permitted
name a prosecutor, as democratic (le
many would be anxious to take this op
pnrtunity of fixing the war gn;t.
Kxile has already been decided on
tental ivelv as the penalty in the event
of a conviction. Paris advices indicate.
War Department Anounces
Sailing Of Three Transpotrs
Washington, April 29.. (United
Press.) -Tiunsport sailings were au-
Inoiinced by the war department as fol
Transport Wilhelmina, Brest to Now
York, May S. with lOPth field artillery,
"Jth field artillery.
Transport Cnpf inistre, Brest to New
York, duo Mav ft, with L.'7th infantry,
field and staff, headquarters and com
panics A and B and medical detach
ment; 64th infantry brigade headquar
ters; base hospital 109; detachment 77th
division; two casual nurse detachments.
Trnnsiiort Huron, Bordeaux to New
York, due Mav 7 with: 3tl7lh sanitary
and supply trains; .'llitth and 3'Otli nil.
chine gun battalion; company B. 3-1 st
machine gun battalions; 8-nd division
liiedhul supply units 3u7th mobile ord
nance repair shops; two fijnd division
mobile de massing units; U'Oth, lnOth
and i!oVth aero squadrons.
Despite any action taken today, it
was learned that final decision ploba
bly would be postponed until after tk
treaty with Germany is signed.
The Japanese representatives, meet
ing President Wilson prior to the "big
three' session, are reported to have raul
all their cards on the table, demanding
thev be awarded the Shantung peuia
sula. They are saH to hme held that
(jreat Britain must suppoit them be
cause the secret treaty 'pledge tae Bri
tish to recognize Japan's claims.
Say Chines Selfish.
They argued that China's cluim to
Shantung is selfish and untenahlo as
declared tho Chinese would have bee
willing for Germany to eonrmne nold
iii Kino Chau.
(The furiner German concession of
Kiun Chau is located on the Shantung
The fact that Shantung was wrested
from the Germans during the war do
not invalidate their claims, they e.oa
tend. The president is facing another big;
issue in this question. As bo refuse
to recognize secret treaties, unless ther
are based on right and justice, he will
he compelled to make another momen
By Carl D. Croat
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, April 211. A climax wus pre
dicted in the China -Japanese territorial
controversy when the "big three" met
According to authoritative informa
tion, the .lupauese representatives wer
summoned tothc meeting for a "showr
Just prior to the session the JapancM
i '""ess,-,ns in trio m.antung pemnsmn,
wh', n th"v ttt""',ll wrre '!MHrted by a,
.l,"'r't fY, ""' t,r,'at Btaln.
' The president, his associates dedured,
! prepared to take just as firm a stand
as no um in me iiumhii siiuaiioa. in
is said to have the full support of thi
(Continued on page three)
.RITCHIE GAME TOEND
BUT COMEBACK FAILS
Former Champion No Match
By H. 0. Hamilton
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York, April :!.-Wil!ie Ritchie
couldn't come buck. He tried it last
night and failed only forty seconds
from his gor.l, with Benny Leonard,
lightweight champion, hi conqueror y
a technical knockout.
Ritchie, former title holder, sustained
his defeat in glorious fashion. rmed
and battered from a hurricane of vaunt
ed Leonard punches, the courageous
Californinn stood swnving aguint tha
ropes a the end appeared, and although
he had shown his ability to assimilate
Leonard 'j best, the referee stopped the
battle to save him "from further pun
ishment." Ritchie was defending him
self in d(.r.ed fashion ngainst the wild-
(Continued on page ei0'ht)