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LEY NEWS SERVICE.
FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 101.
With Two Cor nications
Still Unansw';. v-ny
. Delegates To
JI riFSPHCIJ AIICTDIAW
Conferences Resumed 'With
View Of Settling Italian Con
troversy Through Compro
By Fred S. Ferguson
(I'niiod Press Htaff Correspondent.)
Psris, May 13. With action on their
two Intent communications still pending,
the liormau delegates were preparing a
fifth nolo on the lieacc terms today. It
was expected to lie presented to tho
Freru-h foreign office before night.
Germany ' first two notes, question
ing the justice of the terms mid no
muuding immediate admission to the
League of Nations, were nnswereil
promptly be the "big four," which as
serted the allies' right to enforce the
conditions as drafted, and referred the
Germans to the league's regulations for
imliiborsliip. The second 'communication.-,
sought a change in the interna
tional labor rules and demanded relense
of tieriiiau war prisoners immediatelv
M'ler the treaty is signed. - These were
rcfoired n committee of experts,
Avliieh will report back to the "big
Austrian Treaty Rushed.
t Meanwhile the allies ore bending ev
ery effort to complete the Austrian
treaty Uis week. The most important
lent uro of this dotincnt will be the
question of boundaries, particularly
those affecting Ituly and Jugo-Slavlii.
Premier Orlando resumed his confer
ences with Colonel House today and It
wn-. learned from nn .-Jiuthorltntive
source that they discussed the position
of l-iiune. Further effort to effect a
compromise on this subject was seen in
the schedule conference between Anier-
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Aviators May Take
To Air Wednesday
By A. E. Johnson
Viiited Prcs staff correspondent)
Aboard t &. S. Prairie, Trepnssey
N. I'., .May 1.1. The American nnvys
seaplanes NC-l anil .Yf-3, waiting he're
J'nr an opportunity to attempt a trans
Allantic flight, are now expected to
make their tart. for the Azores to
Weather reports from the station on
the V. S. 8. Aroostok, as well as from
oilier sources, state the weather olong
the finite to be taken by the flyers
gradually is growing better, with the
rhnnc.es excellent that ideal conditions
will exist tomorrow.
Weight to be Added
Commander Towers, "admiral" of
the air of big planes here, declnred
today ho had In pes that the XC-4,
which was forced to return to the Vnit
e, States const after starting from
Hoekaway on the first leg of the voy
age, would be aide to join her sister
hips. Weather conditions southwest
of hero are much l etter and there were
indications today that the N"('-4 might
attempt a flight direct here from Chat
Commander Towers has made up his
Start Of Flight From'Dalias
Texas To Boston Thursday
Ih.llas. Tex., May 13. Ptart of the
Dallas -Boston airplane flight, will prob
ably be made Thursday. Weather con
ditions have been prouounccd unfavor
able for a start before then.
The machines will leave Dallas eprly
iu the morning, stopping at Eberts field,
Little Rock; S.-ott field, Ht. Louis, End
reaching Indianapolis in time to spend
the nialit there. From Indianapolis
tlu-v ill fly to Cleveland, Bellefon
tsiine. Fa., and Mineola, L. I., spending
the second night en route in Mineola,
inning the last b-g Mineola to Bos
tun on the morning of the third day.
Mrijor Hoy Brown, of Kelly field. 8r.n
AntM iin, will act as navigating officer.
Huns Seeking Conference
With Austrian Delegates
Says Versailles Report
Versailles, May 13. The tier-
man peace delegates are at-
tempting to arrange a confer-
ence with the Austrian dele-
gates at St. Germain tomorrow,
it was learned today.
A courier will leave Veraeil-
les tonight, carrying a note from
Foreign Minister Broekdorff-
Rantzau which will be trana-
mitted to the Austrian govern-
The German foreign minister
has asked the French foreign
office for permission for three
German delegates to meet the
Austrian tomorrow in iSt. Ger-
main, where the latter will bo
j -rtered upon their arrival
OF ISOLATION, CLAIM
Soviet Secret Agent Tells Cor
respondent Desire Of Slav
Radicals Is To Be Left
By Frank J. Taylor
Uuiled Press staff corrasioiideiit)
Berlin, April 19 (By mail) The
foregin policy of the Btissian bolshe
viki is simply to "live and let live",
according to M. Makowiski, their se
cret agent here.
Tho bolsheviki want to be left alone
to work out communism in Russia, he
They do not want to invade other
countries, and, he claimed, are fight
ing a defensive war. The communist
movement, he said, is considered
strong enough in other countries to
I f ight for itself without the aid of the
Russians. Only the Anglo-Saxon coun
tries can withstand the bolshevik!
movement in the next decade, Makow
iski believes. Great Britain will have
her bolsheviki troubles and only Am
erica is free from bolshevisin . She, too
MakSwislii averred, will reach the
same and communism by a different
Early Peace Predicted
Makowiski believes the allies and
central powers will soon make known
their willingness to make peace. They
have high hopes of the effects of the
report of William Bullitt, whom (Pres
ident Wilson sent to Moscow. The
bolsheviki snv Bullitt's was the first
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mind that a strong effort will be made
to get his planes started with a load
of 2,000 pounSds, the xtra weinlit to
be an engineer, capable of repairing a
machine's motors while it is in fngnt,
and some extra fuel. Fuel consumption
convinced the officer (luring the ride
from Hoekaway that it would be wise
to carry more on the jump to the
Azores than was at first contemplated
Chatham, Mass., May 13. Fnfavor
able weather conditions early today
again prevnted the I'nited States sea
plane N'C-4 from resuming its flight to
Trepnssey, X. K, Tho plane has been
here since last Friday when it limped
into Hirt to make engine repairs.
Redding Man, Ridden On
Rail When He Can't Buy
Bonds, Threatens Action
Redding, Cal., Mny 13. Fraternal
orders and friends of Frank Belleville,
who was ridden on a rail in Dnnsmiitr
Saturday for refusal to buy a Victory
bond, are today arranging to bring ac
tion against the alleged perpetrators.
Thcv state that Belleville bought
bonds of all other issues, and is flnan-
jcinlly nnable to help "finish the job"
I because of illness of himself and his
1 large family. The hazing occurred dur
ing a hot effort to triple Dunsmuir's
Vitcory loan quota.
NAVY OFFICERS TO BE GIVEN
DISCHARGES XTPON EE QUE ST
Washington. May 13. Practically all
nsvy officers holding temporary com
missions will be released within the
next six weeks if they wish. Acting Sec
retary of the Navy Roosevelt announced
PROPOSAL Ta SHIP MEAT SURPLUS
ABROAD STIRS UP PROTEST STORM
War Department Agreement
Made to Protect Packers,
Charge Made in Protest.
Senator Kenyon, Iowa, dec Ik-red his
intention of looking into the war de
partment deal by means of a senate
The National Consumeis' League, of
which Recrctnrv (if Wi, Rnla. ,.,AU.
ideut, was aroused by the war depart
ment 'a action. It is hearing from its
membership throughout the eountry.
A statement from league headquarters
said there has never been a titn when
there was so little meat sold to the poor
working pople as during the last year.
Meantime, todav the wni- ilennrtmnnt
had begun its efforts to sell some S3,-
imiu.uuu pounus or meat thioug ii..u...
uoover s foreign relief commission.
- Chicago Minimizes Danger.
Chicago, May 13. Consumers, retail
meat dealers and refrigerating experts
here today declared that the -'(4,0UU,0)t)
pound meat surplus in possession of the
government would make, little ?:.Ver
ence in prices if dumped ou the domes
All unite iu recommending sale of the
canned meat abroad, where they sum
was neded far more than on this side.
The real reason why there would be no
lowering in price if the meat went to
American dealers is refusal of the aver,
age American t0 cat canned nieuts. thev
Mrs. Carolina Itlcy, president of the
Clean Food club and also prominent in
the Housewives' league, said the can
ned meat would havo no market iu this
country, except for lumber camps aim
other places difficult of n-ccess.
"In the average American home the
fresh meat habit is too strongly de
veloped to permit purchase of canned
meat except in rare cases," said Mrs.
Blev. "This surplus is principally can
ned beef I understand. I know of no
housewife who would buy her beef can
ned." Amount Small Says Expert.
John A. N'ewmun, refrigerating ex
pert, said the surplus really was not
so large. He said it would supply every
family in the United Sttaes with onl
about a week 's ment if the housewives
would take kindly to canned meat.
"The figures seem large," he snid.
"People don't realize how lit tip the
amount is when spread around. But re
tailers would think prices were about to
drop and so would stop buying. Whole
salers would find themselves with large
accumulations of meat. The consumer
would benefit, hut only teniorarily. "
Retail meat men agreed that prices
would be little affected, because every
American is essentially a fresh meat
enter and would deign to take canned
beef at dinner. A certain foreign cle
ment would be in the market for it,
CHERRIAN BAND WILL
GIVE CONCERT SOON
Irst Appearance Scheduled
For Week Of Odd Fellows
The Cherrian band is now :i"u- -eaily
for its annual spring appearance, hav
ing been fully re-organized up to its full
number and having spent much time in
practicing under the direction of Oscar
Hleelhummer. Manager John (iraber
has been fortunate in securing seve a!
of his fnrrcer soloists, including Miller
By au order voted r.t a recent meet
ing of the city council, the band will
make its first appearance a little earlier
than usual, due to the fact that the
state grand encampment of Odd Fellows
will be held in the city nex? wee, a
request was made through Alderman
Wiest that the band give one of its eon
certs at the park during the week,
weather conditions permitting. During
the band concert, the big fountain will
be shown in colors.
For the first concert, the ('hcyrtan
band will present the following playeis.
Clarionets Robert Ravage, Chas.
Poppa, Earl Anderson, H. S. Swart, Ern
est Derwent and B. DeHart.
Flute Miller Bevier.
Cornets Chas. Pubst, William Mills,
('hss. Kurth and R. McKinney.
j Horns Richard Riley, Tracy Hatch,
I John Crnber and Irkin Wroten.
j Trombones Ludvrig Mickilson and
Oscar Ste. Ihammer.
I Bariton Ivan O. Martin and Clar
Mas Edw. Tolman and K. Waters.
Iiruuis W. J. Hunt and B. RiP lile.
SALEM. OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 13,
they said, but not in sufficient numbers
to cut into the fresh meat trade.
I Packer Plea Surprise.
I Fuckers were surprised to learn of the
big meat surplus, according to F. W.
Waddell of Armour t Co.
This supply would be' excellent in
brer, king a famine, according to Wad
t dell. Packed for expediency rather than
looks and for keeping qualities rather
than for appealing to delicate puinu-s,
he said these tins might not soil readily
in this eountry.
' Labor's big wages have eliminated to
a great extent a demand for cheap prod
ucts, he said. One class as well as an
other now demands the best of every
thing. This suddenly cultivated appe
i tit fur high class foods, Waddell said,
I probably will prevent serious criticism
of any plan to sustain prices.
Economist Gives Views.
New York, May 13. While a certarn
stability in meat prices is necessary,
"any deliberate profiteering, of course,
would bo almost treason," said Dr. B.
A. Chandler of the Columbia university
economics department today, discussing
the war (lepnrtnrent-paekcr. agreement
to unload the army meat surplus abroad.
- Mrs. Julian Heat, president of the Na
tional Housewives' league, expressed
amazement that there should be any
attempt to keep up meat prices, declar
ing "food certainly should not be sent
abroad as long ns it is scarce at home."
FOREIGO WHEAT CROP
PEST FOUND IN EAST
Traces Of Two New Diseases
Found In Illinois, Is
Washington, May 13. Two crop dis
eases that have devastated Australia!!
and European wheat fields have been
discovered in Illinois wheat, the agri
culture department announced today.
The department has begun a nation
wide investigation to learn if either dis
ease has spread to other areas. Farm
ers are asked to assist by reporting im
mediately anything suspicions in the up
penrance of their wheat fields.
"Although the diseases have caused
heavy losses to individual farmers,"
says tho department's statement, .-!!io
total area likely to bo infected before
eradication Or control measures are es
tablished probably will not be large.
Tho losses in the total area affected this
year will have no appreciable effect up
on the total production of this year's
i Both diseases are believed to have
been broutrnt to American wheat fields
through imported seed wheat.
They are known as "take all" or
"whitehead "disease and "flng snult."
j''Tuke-all" attacks oats, bailey anil rico
as well as wheat. It appears in round
or irregular patches in wheat fields,
causing all plants to turn yellow and
lter brown when they die.
'.Portugal Sees financial
Rum In Peace Pact Terms
j Paris, May 13. "Tho peace treaty
i us it now stands, will leave Portugal
j ruined," Juan ngns, former premier;
b a 1 1 , 1 member of tlie I'urtuaiiese dele-
gation, said in an interview today.
"The war cnt Portugal loil,ooo,
000. Economic losses attributable to
the war were over l,."iim,00fl,o00, or
mure Ihnn .".0 Iter cent of Ik tittnl unli-
lie fortune, est.imnted at 2,750,000,-
Don. As the trcal.v does not wcogmzc
that (rermany owes us anything what
ever, and war debts will remain sad
dled on Portugal, how cim the country
Ban On Foreign Contracts
For Shipyards Is Lifted
Washington. Mav 13. President Wil
son has partially lifted the ban against
American shipyards accepting foreign
This was announced today by Secrc-
j ta Tumulty, who said:
i "1'pon the suggestion of Chairman
Hurley of the I'nited States shipping
, board, the president has taken action
; that will permit American shipyards to
I accept foreign contracts so far as that
lean" lie done without interfering with
the building program for American reg
i ist ry . "
Hit Heavily By War
Missoula. Mont., May 13. (United
Press.) Statistics which have been pre
pared at the University of Montana
show that the army and navy drew
heavily upon the educational institu
tion. When war was declared in April, 1W17
313 meu students were enrolled at the
uuiversity. One hundred ninety-four of
tlieiu joined the colors. Of the remain
der, several are men of mature years
with families, and many others were
physically unfit for service.
Page Offers Compromise
Plan To President Today
Paris, May 13. Thomas Nelson Page,
American ambassador to Italy, this sn
ernoon submitted to President Wilson a
compromise plane by which Pnge be
lieves the president's principles will be
maintained and Italv be entirely satis
PROGRESSIVES NOf TO
THREATEN C.O.P. HOLD
Opposition To Penrose And
Warren On Committee To
By L. C. Martin
(I'nited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, May 13. Mennte pro
gressives have definitely decided that
they will not endanger Republican con
trol of the senate by thoir fight on Sen
ator Penrose and Warren as rhnirnien
of the finance and appropriations com
mittees. Though some of them declared they
will never vote for either Penrose or
Warren, they will not support tho demo
cratic candidates for these or other po
sitions, they stated.
But this does not mean, progressives
assert, that they have surrendered to
the "old guard." They still have It
in their power, they pointed out, to
deadlock the organization of the senr,te
until ''old guard" leaders yield to
Three Points to Decide.
At a final conference today progress
ives expect to determine:
First Their candidates for the two
chairmanships and for president pro tern
of the sennte.
Second How they will conduct Iheir
fight before the republican caucus and
on the floor of the senate.
Third Whether they wilt bccci mi
of the chairmanships themselves.
Progressives today were trying to
urge Ilirnm Johnson to be a candidate
for president pro tern, Senator Smott
having announced his withdrawal. If
he proves unavailable progressive favor
Senator Lenroot, Wisconsin.
AMERICAN QUARRYMEN ARE
KILLED BY DYNAMITE BLAST
Dijon, France, May 13. Several
American quarrymen were killed end a
dozen injured in a dynamito explosiion
at Issurtille, it was reported today.
Issurtille js ten miles north of Dijon
and ID miles south of Chnumont.
A woman's first duty is t' her home,
then her hair, an' then the bin mix up
in anything she pleases. "Oh Mercy,
my ears have been ihowln' all day an'
I dtdn' know it," cried Tawney Apple,
j At$p? y I v- f t
I "T aU
PRICE TWO CENTS
Strike Of Telephone
Employees On Coast Set
For Next Saturday
Oakland, Cal, May 13. Tele
phone and electrical service
throughout Washington, Oregon,
California and Nevada will bo
interrupted Monday by a strike
of 18,000 electric workers unless
demands of the telephone girls
for wage increase! are granted,
is the ultimatum issued today
by electrical workers, following
a big meeting here. Julia O'Con
nor, who directed the strike in
New England, is reported en
route, to the coast.
The girls' demands were sub
mitted several weeks ago, but
have received no consideration,
according to union officials.
SUPREISE COURT HOLDS
HOItLS NOT THE SAHEincen
Severeness Of Confess-
Proprietor Held Not Respon
sible To Some Degree In
Case Of Theft From Per
With the supreme court still engnged
with eastern Oregon cases and the at
torney general in southern Oregon look
ing after land problems, there has been
but little doing in tho court rooms dur
ing the past ten days. Two opinions
were handed down this morning. One of
these pertains to tho re hearing of the
case of Estate of A. J. Sturtevant vs.
Vivian and Lowell Mturtovnnt, minors,
by gunrdinu. Apiealed from Multno
ma countv. Decision by Justice Mc
Bride. This is the re hearing of a contested
will case, in which tho contestant seeks
to prove that the testator w not ot
suund mind and therefore not ciiinpetont
to make certain dispositions of proiorty.
Tho evidence presented went to show
that Ihe deceased was subject to certain
delusions, but the court ruled that while
a testator might be in a degree iinbnl
nnced in certain particulars it did not
follow ttluit ho was thus incapacitated
to net judiciously in mutters of business
or of property. Tho petition for re
hearing was denied.
A caso that involves sotno very fine
distrinctiojis of interpretation is that of
A. M. Mcintosh vs. R. H. Schopn, rep
resenting the Stnndish Hotel of Port
land. Appealed from Multnomah coun
ty, (iatens judge. Decision by Justice
(Continued on page throe)
England Pays Last
Tribtxte to Heroine
Brussels, May 13. Fscorted by honor
guards of British and Belgian troops,
the remains of Kdith Cave.., the heroic,
Knglish nurse murdered by the Germans,
were removed today from the city where!
she fuced a firing squad in 1013. I
The henvy casket containing the body
recovered from the graveyard where trie i
liermnne had rudely interred it, was', ':'-' '
. ,. . . ., . ,' ... tribute to its heroine Thursday at a mil-
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ll'inoii Jin k of Ureat Britain. Tho troops
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both preceded and fo lowed the cortege.
There were many bands and thousand,
'of silent spectators, uncovered as the
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mm iiiiii-p, ui aiv OliKU Btiuuuuil bliruu(ll
the streets that had seen tho Germs i
strut as conquerors in 11114, rulo as con-1
qucrors four years and slink away do
fee ted in 1 WIS.
' Thousands Line Streets,
The proecion passed slowly through
the boulevnrds, the wav being lined by
Ciimnnn.i of people, including many
soldiers in uniform, Flngs flew at half
At the railway station the funeral
service of the Church of England was
read bv the Rev. Mr. lligahan, who was
one of the Inst of Mis Cavell 's friends
to bid her farewell before she was taken
out in the night to be executed. The
silent crowds, the ranks of troops and
the minister's grave tones gave an at
mosphere of deep solemnity to the spec
tacle in the Care du Nord, where the
ARMORY BONDS ARE Wiuu
Wlverton, Or., May 13. At a special
election held here yesterday Hilverton
voted three to one in favor of bonding
the ritv for tIO.OOO to help build an
armory. The last legislature oppropri
Mtnl (J0,(hii) from the state and county
fund for the construction of the armory
iuthis city, with the understanding mat
Hilverton would give $10,000. Now tliat
the citizens have expressed themselves
favorably to the appropriation, tho ar
mory will be built during the next few
mouths. It will probably be located
on a Jut near tho
ON TRAINS ASD 11
STANDS FT?! CJC-YT"
Scheilemann Says Dc!cgs!?$
Will Be Instructed M h
Sign Pact Unless Teres Are
peace not aceeptaele.
Deputies Cheer AD Declare
Baslo, May 13. The Berlin corre
spondent of the National Zcitnng re
ported today that Chancellor Sciteida
maun had informed Journalists that the
German government will order its dele
gates not to sign the peace terms in
thoif present form.
By John Graudem
(I'nited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Berlin, May 12. "This peace is ot
acceptable," Chancellor Sc.leineiutu.d
declared today in a speech before tho
With this uttcruuee,' the audicaca
arose to its feet and cheered enthns
ir.sticaly for several minutes.
"We are willing to sign a pence, Lut
only a peace we can fulfill one taas
will leave us to work off and pay what
is just," said Scheidcmana,
" We will not fight. We want peace.
We see with a shudder what brutal mill
turism lends to, from the example set by
Saya Murder Is Flan.
"We want to save the naked life of
the country and the people. We are
uunble to compare the peace terms with
Wilson's program. The world is snora
of illusion and Wilson's picture aa a
briugcr of peace has faded.
''According to the terms, Ceruitny
has ceased to exist ubroad. Who, as an
honest man, is able to sign the treaty
as it now stundsf None!
"We want to negotiate, but millions
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body, after the ritual had been retL
. . n, . . n ... , .,.,.
At Ostend a British warship was wait
ing to curry the body to England. Two
sisters of Miss Cavell and her brother-in-law
accompanied the remains.
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There, amid the tombs of tho hinge and
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rcat "'""l ot tnRland, there w,U be a,
ors. Afterward the chief mourners will
go with the casket to Norwich, Misa
t'uvell's home, where the body will be
nluccd in the old churchyard.
Transport Von Steuben
And Louisiana Lard Big
Detachments Of Yankees
New York, May 13. Tho transport
Von Steuben and the battleship Iouie
innr. brought 4..IS1 soldiers homo toilay
Among troops on the Von Hteobeo
were the 120th machine gun battalion,
complete, with 7H1 enlisted men and S3
officers for Camps, Devens, fihormaa,
Ciister, Ijodge, Lewis, Kearny, Fonstoo
and 1'pton; the 323rd field artillery
complete, 1,372 enlisted men and 64 of
ficers for Cnmpn Sherman, Taylor aed
1'pton; llttth field artillery brigado
her.dqunrters, AH men and 10 officer
and scattering casuals.
The Louisiana brought the 107th am
munition train complete, 1,137 enlisted
men and 34 officers for Camps' Upton,
Sherman, Custer, Orant, Hodge Funsuia
and Lee; 32nd division military police
company; 107th mobile ordnance repair
shop and cnsunls.
Mayor Hanson of Seattle daies p!
linked stoiies quoting him a sHveent-
Bouthcrn Pacificing public hangings of the 1. W. W.
. and annrchits. ,