Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 23, 1919, Image 1

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' (23,P'.X EEA.DEL3 DAILY)
Only Circulation ia Satens Guar-
- antecd by the Audit B urea a of
nub or
British Marines And Soldiers
Search Islands Of Orkney
Croup For Crews Of Scut
tled Vessels.
Only Two Of Interned Enemy
Craft In Scapa Flow Remain
Afloat Today Following Pi
racy Act.
Thurso, Scotland, June 2.1. (United
Press.), Many of the Germun sailors
who escaped after sinking practically
the, entire German interned fleet Satur
day in .Reap Flow, were reported to
day to be stllr at Liberty. British ma
rines a:d soldiers were Marching the
Orkney Islnndi for them.
Commander Facet TrlaL -
London, Aiue 23. (United Tress.)
Admiral S'on Feuter, commander of the
interned German fleet sunk by its own
crews Hnturdnr in Mcapa Flow, may be
tried by an international court, togeth
er with U-boat commanders and other
war criminals, it was learned today.
The British admiralty is forwarding
a tull report of the sinking to the na
val armistice commission in Paris, by
whom the next steps will be direct
Two SOU Afloat
Thueso, Scotland, June 2.1 ( C nitrd
rress.), Of the German vessels intern
ed in Scapa. Flow, the dreudnaught Ba
den. and the cruiser F.niden icmuined
flout today, the Fnnkfort and the Nu
reinbrrg may possibly be salvaged. Two
destroyers were still on the surface and
20 other destroyers were beached.
The other vessels of the once proud
German high seas fleet were beneath
the waves, sunk bv their own crews to
keep them from becoming allied prop
erty. Fourteen hundred of the German sail
ors have been landed. A few were kill
ed and wounded in clashes with British
guards. Borne may have drowned.
The main force of the British fleet
was absent from Scapa Flow, its north
ern base, when, the Germans esjayed
their coup. A few drifters and small
craft were on hand and there were some
aiicraft guarding the eapturcd war-
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t!ie (K.od IxrI bl "! with brsins by
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Enemy Told To Sign or Fight
Upon Expiration o Limit
Fixed; Acceptance of
Terms Protested.
Paris, June 23.The allies promptly refused a request
for a 48-hour extension of the time limit for acceptance of
the peace treaty, received from the Germans this morn
ing. The big three met again at 11 a. m. It was learned
that no change in the orders for the allied armies to ad
vance Tuesday morning has
given until after 7 o clock this evening.
Previously the, allies had received a hold Germany responsible for the exe-
note from Gustav Adolph Bauer, thelcution of every stipulation of the trea
new Herman,
chancellor, saying
many would sign
tho treaty, because
she is forced to do so, but making cer
tain reservations.
To this note the allies replied that
the tinid for discussion had passed and
that Germany must accept the terms
without qualification or reservation.
Bauer's note; which was. directed to
Premier Clementeau, ' as chairman of
the allied pence commission, declined
responsibility for what might happen
in Poland, and "what is bound to hap
pen when the impossibility of eairying
out the conditions comes up." -
It added, however, that Germany will
sign, "as she is imposed by force."
Blamo For War Denied.
The note refused to admit that Ger
many was the author of the war, de
clared she would not accept the article
compelling her to give up persons
charged with war crimes and requested
that the treaty be reexamined within
two years,
Clemenceau replied:
"There remain less than 24 hours.
The allies are constrained to say the
time for discussion has passed. Ger
many must accept the terms without
qualification or reseration. Wc shall
require from the representatives of Ger
many an unequivieal decision of their
j " i j.-T'e iu oi'i ana accept, or noi, inc(
wnoie oi tne rinai treaty. Uerinany is
responsible for every stipulation after
her signature."
The big three met at Pcrmier Lloyd
! George's residence at 9 o'clock this
I morning and remained in session for
I half an hour. Announcement of rciec-
. tion of the request for extension of the
time limit was made after the group
Kaiser's Surrender Frotes'-cd.
The German note regarding reserva
tions, dated at Weimar, June 1, after
setting forth in detail the alleged ne
eessity for such reservations, advanced
these conclusion: 90 fllvi ,ftor the telephones are
"The government of the German re-,rMlirnfd t prirjkt, oein, unless
public is ready to sign the treaty of . . . . . , . . .
:,.; . Change by the state regulatorv bod-
peacc, without, however recognising; , .
thereby that the German race was the ereording to the interpretation
author of the wa, and without an un-'F T th J"1?." V'
dertaking and responsibility for ueliv-i"' ?n,i Z"T W""hln,Vn
ering person, in accordance with .rtl-l,?! w,rM by lh' Mf
.nj 91(1 .1,
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Clemenceau 's reply in full stated:
"The allied and associated powers
have considered the notes f the Ger-'0 days thnrewifttrr. The tiouse Ml pro
man delegation of even date and, in'vidcs for the return of the wire six
view of the shortness of time remain-j months from midnight of the laJit day
ing, feel it their duty to reply at once.'"' the month in which the lull is pass
Of the time within which the German '"' rontlnnane of existirtg
government must make their final d- ,hargc tor sriod of six months. The
cision as to signature of the treaty, less P"Ti'w continuation of the
than 24 hours remain. ( wartime eharxe are made in order to
"The allied and associated govern-'fIV? .,h crHrp.nic, an yvr-
,. . . . ,, . - i .. itumty to go be i'rc the itatc it sulaton-
menu have g.ven fullest consideiatlon ,1)vV w
to all of the repreaentat.on. huh.xto, Mtin f thfl Hnrnn
made by the German government with, Orison BiU he but sliahtly affected
regurd to the treaty, have replkd with 1 by Die nms-jn-, it was Mid by mem
complete frankness and have msde aorh j Mrs of the Oregon commission here,
concessions as they thonght it Jutt to inacmnrh the only Btirlewn made
make, and the present note of the Ger-! rate in effect in th's state are the
man deletjntion presents no arguments installation r!e and cerU.n toll
for consideration not already examined. J charirnj wWh the coninies contend
Concessions Beftued. (are lower than the jirewsr rates.
"The allied and associated govern-! formal actjon is taken to nnl-
merits therefore feel constrained to ssT:!'f7 charge they wmild remnin
that tlrf time for discus.ion has passed.;"1 t1"'' f'f V.,e rio,
They csn accept or acknowkdV- fnf in th " '"" 1
.... .. r .. . . bv nngre. when the char2e would
qnnl.fir.tion, 1 or reservations and must ,;wt , Amm u x bef()l, Jm,
req.rf of the German representative Mhfn tu wir wf uli4.n ,,T
an unequivocal decision as to taeir pnr- ,Hf .reriim,t; n,Jw iB tit mess'-
poe to s:gn and accept as a whole, or f,m telephone eompniurs ahull
not to sign and accept the treaty as fi- ew.e befor- the pui.l service com-
nally fijrmulated. After the signature mission and fare confinnation of
tha allied and associated powers must the Burirao saade rate.
use nlUn 8
tv-ewhl Hom F
yet been given, or will be
The German note was reeeived at 8
o'clock yesterday and the big four had
transmitted their reply by 9:30.
Bauer's communication roiterated
that the German Rovernmeitt regarded
the peace conditions ai in '-'sharp con
tradiction to the principle which was
accepted by the allied and associated
powers on the one hand, and Germany
on the other, as being binding in ac
cordance upon the nations for the peace
of nations before the conclusion of the
armistice." It complained far reaching
counter proposals have only In certain
points reeeived any acceptauce. It
linked repatriation of all German mili
tary :ui civilian prisonors.
"Impossible" to Fulfill.
"The government of the German
republic engages to fulfill the con
ditions of the peace imposed upon Ger
many," the note eoatinned. "It de
sires, however, in this solemn moment
to exprewi itself with unreserved cbar
nitis in order to meet in advance any
accusation of untruthfulness that may
now or later bo made agaiust Germany.
The conditions imposed exoeed the
(Oonbiuatxl on ago two)
Present Phone Tariffs Expect
ed To Stand For 90-Day
Telephone exchange rates, toll charg
es and installation fee now in flffect)
will remain in force for a period of at
The annate, bill provides for the re
turn of the wires on the day it is sign
ed by the vreiudcnt, with a eonttnn
'ance of eiintinff rsteo fur a lrioi nf
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Peace Situation
Basle, June S3. (United Trees.)
The Berlinger Tugeblatt said today that
the new German cabinet Bet in Weimar
at 10 a.m. for the purpose of choosing
delegation to send to Versailles for
signing the treaty.,
Zurnch. June 3. t Unit) l'r.-ta.l
Vienna newsnariera declare that Austria
will follow Germany's lead U acceptiug
or rejecting the peaee treaty.
Paris, June 23. The economic coun
cil decided today that with the sign
ing of peace all blockade will be i anted,
Including that of Russia.
Paris, Juno 23, (United Press.)
The Frcuvh foreign office stated today
it would be impossible to complete all
arrangements for formal signing of the
peaco treaty before Wednesday.
Zurich, June 23. (United Pre.w.)
A dispatch from Weimar today report
ed that Chancellor Bauer had promoted
Herr Von Haniel from secretary to
president of the German, peace delega
tiott, giving him full power to complete
negotiations and sign the treaty. Von
Huniel is in Versailles.!
Ted Howard Dies Of Injuries
Received In Accident
Late Saturday.
Theodore Boosevelt Howard, known
as "Ted" Howard, died Purwiav morn
inir. St 1 o'clock at the Halera hosptrti
from injuries received Saturday even-
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Von Haniel, New Head of Del
egation at Vessailles, Was
Instructed to Sign For
Hun Government.
By Ed L. Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
, Paris, June 23. Germany has notified the allies that
she will sign the peace treaty.
the receipt m Versailles of a
this afternoon.
Whether it will be signed at onee by
Bceretary Von llnnlcl, or later by a ne
delegation, was not made known.
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assembly had instructed Von H.iniel to
sign at once and bad given mm full
power to do so.
The Germans' fiuul surrender, which
characterised the peace as one nl ' ' vio
lence," came at the conclusion of an
oxchaugo of several notes, in which
they fruitlessly sought to obtain fur
ther , conecssions and. 48 hour exten
sion of the time limit from f.o'rhiek
this evening. '
The French foreign office indicated
that the ceremony attending tho actual
signing might Hot be held before Wed
nesday. The eote of acceptance wns biicf. It
covered only one page. It accepted the
conditions without reserve, but protest
ed against the harshness of tho terms.
The note mid in parti
"It appears that the allies have de
cided to wrest from Germnny l.y forco,
acceptance of the peace conditions,
even those aiming to divest the (lor.
man people .of their honor, Tney have
no means of defending themselves by
external action.
" fielding to superior forec, but
without re nouncing our own view of
the unheard of injustice, the (lermun
government declares, therefore, that it
is ready to accept and sign the condi
tio ji imposed."
Note Formally Beceived.
Park, June 23. The German nolo ac
cepting tho peaco treaty was formally
preee-ntcd to the allies at 6:23 o'clock
this afternoon, less than two hours be
fore expiration of the time limit.
Colonel Henry, French liasion officer,
received tae note xrom necretnry von
iissiet er tie uorman peace aeicgation
at VerHaillee. lie brought It to Paris
and turned it over to Paul Dutasta,
secretary ef the peace conference, at
the yua'i U'Orssy at 6:2.").
Actual Signing Delayed.
Paris, June 23. (United Press.)
The peaco treaty mny not 'lie signed
before Wednesrdny or Thursday, The
Gerssaaa have notified the allies that the Kalem folks In airplane ruling. lis
additional plenipotentiaries will be senilis now an airplsne fnn and says the ex
Co Versaillea for thst purpose. It was perience is such that no one should miss
believed the new delegates could not
arrive earlier than Wednesday,
Kasiel Given Power.
Pari, June t3. (United Press.) A
Geneva dispatch tO' the Journal Ies
Debatia this afternoon stated the Ger
ms a national assembly bad invited Bee-
retary Ilaaiel to sign the peace treatjtrif) Mltre ,), fivjnif begins, Tburs
at once ead conferred full powers upon ,Ry juy 3, J'iiC Browne will visit at
iss. (
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(t'nited Press staff correspondent)
Wmmar, June 22. The imtional as
sembly votd this sftprnnon to accept
the pa treaty, 237 to 138. Fm mem
bers abstained frum voting.
Just bertore th-s ballot was taken the
sasemMy votod confidence in Chancel
lor llteiww's new ministry, 2J8 K'l,
Fifty five members refused to vote.
Addreasiag the asst-n.bly, Bauer dc
clnrr'l that (rennany is ready to sign,
but said 5i mast go on record against
acknowledgment of the sole guilt of
the war and delivery of hor Subjecti to : man of the Fourth of July committee
a foreign government. He explained the 'has arranged for mechanks to go over
sew cabinet had ajrecl that Germany! the plane as aoen as it arrives,
would ailfer less hardship f she signed j J addition to the romes publishe.1
"snd under the circumstances decided ."Saturday, the following hsve also made
to sign." application and will flv during the big
Bluer Outlines Policies- celebration: Billiard U. Hansen, WU-
Following fonuatioo of hit eobinet i lism M-Gilehrist, Jr., W. W. Mciore,
yesterday, Bauer outlined to Uic peace j Mrs. C W. Niemeyer, O. W. Niemeyer.
committee of the iM- m!ily the policies J ( atheryn Ouenm ll, lr. O. A. OUoa and
his government expects to pursue after 8. K. Kafoury.
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Official announcement of
note to that effect was made
i the assembly accepted ratification of
the treaty.
' WeHwWon of Bauer as chancellor yes-
'terrkiv morninir came mt the conclusion
of several stormy party caucuses.
The majority socialists, who doml
nato German politics, apparently were
in Ifavwr of Jr. Kduani David, presi
dent of the national assembly but sen
timent suddenly veered in favor of
Bauer, one of their lenders, and he was
finnlly chosen.
A tenti&tiyo cabinet, fnrmc-d tyefore
tlto personnel ws definitely agreed up
on,, was overthrown" by the refusal of
'ount Von Bernstorff and Dr. Bernard
Dcruiburg to surve without the approv
al df their party, tho democrats.
Tho latter withhold provnl, stand
ing out for further concessions from
the allies.
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Mrs. Blanche fcevcr Asks
Chance To Tour Leavens
With Lieut Brown.
Mrs. lUanehe Wston Viemeyer Is the
first woman to npply for the privilege
of .flying next week in the airplane
wjth 1ieutcnant Browne, who will ar
rivo in the city from (Wifornia next
Just at present the ibig feature of
tho big Fourth tof July celcfbration is
the flying of the airplane and also the
question as to who will bo the first
50 to avail themselves of the opportu-
n:tq 0f seeing Balem from
f huaif a mile or so.
It has ihoen docideel t,si most of the
commercial flights are to be made ovor
the city an order that Ibe passengers
may see the fity as it looks from above
In fact, not only all of the commercial
flights but. all stunts will bo directly
over tho city. The aviation field at the
fair grounds will Ibe used only for the
liexiniiiug and end of the trips.
Governor Olcntt hn set the pees ror
it. H gives a feeling or exhuarwtion
with no sense of danger, he snyi.
Applications for engagements to fly
with Lieutenant Browne continue to
come in to Stanager McOoskey and
II. O. Knelling of the Commercial club.
By this morning the number wan 23
and it is expected that more than twice
that number will decide to moke the
his home a few days and then ucgin
the riwl airplane work on the first day
't tie bir celobration, June 8.
1 Almost all of the flying with psseen
gnrs and also the stunt flying will be
directly over Halem, with the neiareet
approach to the earth directly over
Willson park. This will givo every one
attending tje celebration to see plenty
nf real airplane work during the three
days. The stunts will include circling
the state housn.
Lieutenant Browne will probably
leave his ain'tme st the aviation field
here a few days white he visits his par
enta in Hilverton. It. O. 8nelling, chair
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Orejes: TjsigV.t Bn, Tees-
Jav fait, rv.er .! v-..rro to-
Bight Bio-icr-VS hafi.-r'y -
Tcrnada Sweepbg Urccgh
Western Minnesota Mcs
Heavy Tol la lives M
Property Damage.
Gale Topples Trab Frca
Track; Torrents Of Rab
Brcz Floods And kild D
structioa To Area.
Fergus Fnlls, Minn., Jnne 23. (Uni
ted Prest.) Forty-eight persons am
known ta have been killed and 150 in
jured In n tornndo which struck Fcrgua
Falls lalo yesterday. The list, com piled
todny by state officers, does not Inehsde
cnsunlties from the surrounding coun
try struck by the twister.
The most deaths occurred In the
Grund hotel, which wns crushed by the
wind. A Great Northern pas-enger
trnin was blown from the tratks sear
Fergus Falls; 250 passengers escaped
without serious injuries, , v
Four churches, the jail and the court
houuse, building of a small college and
a number of dwellings eia wruckwl.
Property dumave whs estimate at be
tween 1, 000,000 and ,000,0u0.
Ht. Paul, Minn., June 23 (Iinite4
Press.) More than one hundred -sons
were reported killed ai'.d many ia- ,
jured in a storm which struck, Fcrgaa
Falls, Minn., late yesterday.
Fergus Falls wss ctit off from a'l
communication today. Nearby towns
were slightly damaged. Meajrer report
from the vicinity of Fergus Fills mid
the death toll will go much higher.
Probably the heaviest easualtiea
(were at tho Grand Central hotel whr
40 or more were said to have been
killed when the structure collapsed.
Hospitals were packed with injured
and many ot these will die, reports
Train Swept From Track.
The Great Northern Oriental Limited
was brushed from its trnrk by the
hc.ny wind accompanying the storm.
All but two cars the diner and sleep
er were overturned, "No one batlly
injured," reported Great Northers -
. ficials.
I A relief train from Fit. Cloud, Minn.,
i readied Fergus Falls district early to
day reports said.
Governor Burnquist, Adjutant Gen
eral Bhinow and sanitary troops we fa
expected to reach the city later.
The storm swept northwest from Fer
gus Falls and the tail crumpled buiid-
' ings and crashed telephone lines to tha
I ground as far as Brninerd, 80 miles)
I Heavy rain drenched all of Miana
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the night. Bridges were washed ant ia
many places.
o sunea in w recuse.
Wendell, Minn., 23 miles from Fergna
Falls said reports there declared 4
were buried in the debris of the Gra4
Central hotel. A. Larsen, who drovo a
motorcycle through the rain to ask aiaV
said he helped take ten. bodies fos
the wreckage. .
Great Northern officials could not
confirm reports thut the railroad depot
was wrecked.
Two persons were killed when tha
storm wrecked the Northern Fanfi
dcpJ at Fergus FaJIs.
Hujierintendeiit of Transportation Y.
H. McCanlev said he received a report
that 20 were killed. He said it
pn-iililc there were many easuiiItM'a
through the country northwest of tha
town not yet reported,
A wrecking crew sent to Fergus VaiT
said the Northern Pacific railroad
tracks will be cleared in six hsuia.
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