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CIVILIANS' RULE IN GIVING FOOD TO HUNGRY HUN Opposes Military Machinery for Feeding Germany Except Should Boches Fail to Ac cept Proposition Offered. CONFER TODAY WITH FOE ON SHIP-FOOD QUESTIONS Getting Overseas Yanks Home at Earliest Possible Time One of Principle Objectives of American Delegation. By ROBERT J. BENDER. Faria, Jan. 15.—1'resident Wilson is determined so far ns possible that ci vilian représentât^ » ? shall control the machinery for feeding: Germany. J ut, if the Germans fail to agree to the proposition advanced by the civilians, Marshal Foch will dictate the terms. Edward Hurley and Admiral Ben son, representing the United States In company with the allied commission ers, were on route to Treves today to meet the German delegation and take up with them the proposition • f turn ing 1 over German merchant ships to the* allies for transportation <food. WANTS YANKS RETURNED. When the question came up at the conference of the associated powers, the president maintained that the best results could be obtained by putting execution of the plan in the hands of civilians instead of military officials. He obtained sufficient support, par ticularly from Great Britain, to carry his point. One of the principle American ob jectives just now is to get American soldiers back home. W ilson hopes to obtain German acquiescence to the al lied proposals, so that German ships will relieve the present transportation burdens. RUMORED SEC. BAKER TO QUIT CABINET POST BECAUSE OF FINANCES Favor Secretary Spoken of For Attor ney General and Also Mentioned For Presidency. By CALL D. GKO AT. Washington, Jan. 1". The:e Is a prospect that t-'t-cnAaiy of War Baker will retire from President Wilson's cabinet according to per sistent rumors here today. If he does, ho vtiil return to Cleveland and re-establish his law practice. Ills reason for resign ing would be a financial one say those in touch with him. Some of his friends suggest that ho may be persuade# to remain If given the post of attorney general. Baker has been under heavy ex pense holding his cable t plane. In the liberty loan drives it is known that he not only "did his bit." but borrowed money to buy more bonds. Baker Is scheduled to make a trip to Kurope soon to assist in winding up war department busi ness. It is unlikely be would quit before a number of contract mat ters are cleared away and the army organization bill disposed of. Incidentally, Baker Is mentioned occasionally as a presidential possibility. FIRST OREGON HOUSE BILL STRIKES AT REDS' FOLiCY Salem, Ore., Jan. 15 The flirt 1,111 Introduced in file Oregon ie.u.r, was directed at "criminal synleatisni.' It described this as the unlawful methods of terrorism ns a me ins of accomplishing industrial or i ditn :lI reform, and fixed a penalty of from one to f. vo years in the penitentiary. 1299 AMERICAN TROOPS REACH NEW YORK PORT New York, Jan. 1 :. The Ifniic-.d States cruiser St. Louis arrived in New York harbor today carrying Am erican troops. On board were 4:, officers and 1254 enlisted men. Of Uii.s number «no were sick or wounded. Twenty-two cases of influenza were reported during tho trip across. WASHINGTON SESSION OPENS. Olympia, Wash., Jan. 15.—Both houses of the legislature were sched uled to convene at 1 p. m. today to hear Governor Lister's message. Members of the house did not convene this morning hut the senate answered roll call at 10 a. m. Giape-Nuts combines great ■food values with economy and excellent flavor No suöar required ALLIED FOOD BOARD MAY QUIZ PRICE OF MEATS IN AMERICA Dondon, Jan. 15 "The allied com mittee to investigate world food con ditions will probably look into rea sons for present high prices of Am erican meats," declared R. O. Camp bell. member cd the point committee of the British food ministry and board of agriculture, in an interview with the United Press today. It is understood Great Britain is soon to start an investigation int• • food prices which will include the question of prices paid American meat packers for supplies to the United Kingdom. RUSS STATUS (Ontlnued from page one.) ideals, for instance, arc closely allied. Provisional agreement has already hern reached regarding delegates for the British dominions. It only re mains for this agreement to be con firmed. Under the present scheme, Great Britain and her colonies would vote separately, the latter being drawn ir only when questions directly affect ing them are discussed, thereby elimi nating the very remote danger of a "packed convention." RUMANIA GETS SEAT. The only countries, in fact, whose representation has not been at least tentatively fixed are the two which made separat* peace settlements with the central powers—Russia and Ru mania. There seems to be no obstacle in the way of granting delegates to the latter, the number being the chief mat ter under consideration. The Russian representation obviously will take 'more time and discussion. The feeling prevails now that. Fnr elgn Minister Plcbon's bitter opposi tion to even partial recognition of the Russian soviet government, based on a (suggestion of the British government favoring such recognition, need not be consul'-red as final. In this connec tion, 11 was authentically reported to day that there is nothing mysterious in the fact that the American delega tion knows nothing of the British pro posal until Pichon's published statc ment. MERELY POLK'S ERROR. The proposal was forwarded to Washington through the usual chan nels. Councillor Polk of the state de partment erroneously assumed that President Wilson would l e advised di rectly, which undoubtedly would have been the case if this particular sub ject had come up In the course of the diplomatic conversations. But this was only one angl<- of the problem, which the various govern ments are constantly exchangin': views upon. Furthermore, it was explained I Wilson was not in contact with the British representatives when P, sub vert became ripe, being In Italy at that time. Tho "mystery," therefore, is regard led as an unfortunate slip. (Continued from Page One» Wood ome. Walter I T ench Hello derson of Boise, Idaho; Paul \Y j of Helena, Mont., and A. C. Fla j Kingman, Ariz. ! ?'\Ve are surely glad to get (although our experience in Frai j veil forth the trip." said ; Thompson of Spokane. people treated u>. well." Caj lain Charles Fertig of Sp ! Wash., was 1 t î command of batt j Other members of the battery I Private Harry Jackson of Poe j Idaho, and Bud Lewis of Twin Falls, j Idaho. ! Others on board included Lieutenant E. F. Thayer of Portland, Or*-.; Pri vates II. C. Compton of Kan Fr.i• - isco, John L. Peradottu, Beattie, and Peter McIntyre, Pendleton, Ore. Tho. boys of the 34tith artillery' were eonfitb'ip that their lucky numb* r was "13." From the time they sailed from New York until they returned, "El" followed them with the best of luck. "13" ALWAYS ALONG. According to the artillerymen, "13" was with them as follows: Sailed from New York on the Baltic July 13. Passed State * of Liberty' at 13 min utes past L the thirteenth hour. Thirteen days going across to Eng 1 land. J Left Gamp TV- Bouge, France, for j embarkation for home on Friday, De cember 13. Reached Brest after 13 days' journey'. Sailed from Brest with 1300 men in regiment. Was 13 days returning to America. The doughboys were, very ennthusi astio over the number "13," and some i even declared that there bud been 13 : Germans killed around a camp stove ; which they were using in their French camp. ; The cruiser St, Louis, Which brought the artillerymen, completed her twen tieth round trip to Europe sie • ■ war 1 was declared. $5000 REWARD OFFERED FOR MISSING WAR BONDS î South Bend, Tnd . Jan. 15. - The .Sludobuker corporation today offered j ¥5000 award for the return of the $250, IOOO in liberty bonds, it believes lost ! rather than stolen. No questions will i be asked, it was said. A. R. Ersklne, president of the cor poration, and other officials still hold to the theory that the bonds were lost in transit between the postoffice and the company's mail room or in the mail room. The reward, Erakine said, was offered us a stimulant for a pub lic search. BAR DANCES TO LEGISLATORS. Olympia, Wash., Jan .15.—All dances planned during this session of the leg islature have been called off by Gover nor Lister und theaters ordered to only permit occupation of alternate seats, to prevent spread of Influenza among the legislators. j I j 1 HE'S THE MAN TO GIVE THE BOLSHEVIKI A BLACK EYE i CimSESOVITCH! NOW HE'LL SP/LL MV BESNSKV * X< f / P 0°DO/ C> \ / C\ RUSS/ff U fwsTft/ft X rot/r/v# J \ÉÈ f*OÖt> j*o/t J-fTEE S7FHV//VQ i V CO UM TE/ES / •>, of Eutrora At F ours >de of /Cy GEF(F7/9A/Y /' / / ushnel //■ J YANK AH MY UNCOVERS BOCHE PLOT TO EVADE TERMS OF ARMISTICE Americans Nearly Cheated Out of Vast Sums by Duplicity of German Fraudists. By WEBB MILLER. American Headquarters in Germany. Tin. 15. -The Third American army has uncovered a plot by Germans to i '\a«lf Fie terms «»f the armistice, ne-, cording to announcement today. The Americans were nearly cheated; or millions of marks worth of material, | it has been learned, through sales oft mot«.!- trucks and karg.* quantities of] '.(■piles by the Germans. These sup p'k-s, which reverted to tlie Americans under the terms of the armistice, were Id to private corporations and indi A proclamation has been issued from headquarters warning against such ha and declaring them void. Every thing thus sold has been ordered sur- i rendered within a week. German duplicity also is causing a rigid examination of alleged unsatis factory food conditions. CHICAGO CHAUFFEURS TO QUIT. Chicago, Jan. 15. —• Drivers and chauffeurs today were scheduled to go on .strikt* to force their demand for a flat increase of $1 a day and time and a half over time. The proposed strike may affect 3500 drivers in the city. BEAT DRUGGIST, THEN ROB HIM. Chicago, Jan. 15.—Andrew M. Knut-; zen, a druggist, was taken to Kt. Jos- j epb's hospital today after he had been beaten up by three youths who robbed I his store late last night. Tho boys escaped with $15. Eat Less Meat-, Also Take Glass of Salts Before Eating Breakfast. UrL ...-ill In mi-.it cm Itc8 11,« kid- ! ncys, they become overworked; get! sluggish, ache, and fed like lumps of Fad. The urine becomes cloudy; the bladder is Irritated, and you may be obliged t<> seek relief two or three times during the night. When the. kidneys dog you must hell» them flush off the body's urinous waste or you'll be a real sick person shortly. At first you fed a dull misery in the kidney region, you suffer from backache, sick headache, dizziness, stomach gets sour, tongue coated and you feel rheumatic twinges when the weather is bad. j Eat less meat, drink lots of water; also get from any pharmacist four: ounces of Jad Salts; take a tablespoon- , ful in a glass of water before break- I f t for a few days and your kidneys ; will then act fine. This famous salts' Ls made from the acid of grapes and ( lemon juice, combined with lithia, and has been used for generations to clean clogged kidneys and stimulate them to normal activity, also to neutralize the acids in urine, so it no longer is a source of Irritation, thus ending blad der weakness. Jad Salts is inexpensive, cannot in jurp; makes a delightful effervescent llthla-water drink which everyone I j should take now and then to keep the - I kidneys clean and active. Druggists ! lure say they sell lots of Jad Salts to | j folks who believe in overcoming kid ancy trouble while it is only trouble, 1 — Adv. WILD WEST DIVISION READY FOR INVASION OF GERMANY DEC. 14 , Jan. 15. The famous t) division, or at least was preparing to invade Dec. 14, according to a Alameda, C '.'1st (Wild W a part of it Germany or letter received here today Corporal W. L. Randolph, Batt 17th field artillery, wrote that the unit, which was part of preparing that tin the 91st, was in Luxumburg 'to enter Germany. Tho Hist had been designated early transport home. ----- On Saturday, General Ma > <h a nominal the 91st division was Uousbrigge, which was five mil north of Foperingheln, Belgium. —------- +*■+■ ------- TEUTON PRISONERS TO AID it î for t j j j I , F nom y prisoners of j lnince to rebuild whutjtabon REBUILD WRECKED FRANCE Paris, Jan war will get they had wrecked in France, according j to decision of the French cabinet, an- j nounced today. The prisoners will be ! employed at once on laa onstruct ion ! work in the devastated regions. Two! hundred thousand are expected to be! laboring by March 20. ITALIAN HERO MAY BE MADE SENATOR ! j , I ; ( A a : * ❖ j j j j ! j ! I j ; ! j I I I ! i j ! j I I j j I j Gabriele d'Amuzio. word comes from Rome. Italy....... I Gabriele d'Annunzio, author-flier, may - p© made a senator. D'Annunzio was j ! famous m literature before the war | broke out. Though a man of middle] age he took up the flying game and by his daring flights and his messages [helped spur his people ou to victory, that Tln-ee More Transports, Yank Laden, on High Seas ; Are Scheduled to Reach Atlantic Ports on January 20. 'Washington, Jan. organizations have early convoy horn : Second battalion 15 -The following been assigned to ind ma chi ne gun company of the 367th infantry (.»2nd division); first and third battalions, medical detachment and machine gun company' of 369 th infantry (93rd divi she»»; supply company and first but of 270tli infantr> (93rd division». MORE TRANSPORTS SAIL. Washington, Jan. 16—Sailing of several transports fron France for the United Btalawas noted by tile war department today. The Oion Bt. Xazaire, for Ne is due January 20, with two officers. The Canada, Brest for Eostoi January 20 with the following Twenty-third balloon com par York, usual is due Uttl company 4 20 (N. V.); 421 (Ohio) 425 ( Kansas) ; 430 «Ohio»: : 432 (regu lar army » ; 432nd Mar; i 1 ; » n d ) ; 4 3 (F: imp Mead« ) ; 138th (re» ;ul;«r army) am l 92 casual . officers. The Manchuria, St. N a zaire for New York, due January 20, carries the ful - j lowing: Highly'-sevent.h division lieadquar- i t( is 312th sanitary train; sanitary Lsquad G3, to be demobilized at Fampi Pix; 15th ambulance company of the 114T.ii; sanitary train o fthe 39th divi sion; 301st trench mortar battery of 70tit division, to be discharged at Camp iFevins; seventh trench niorlar bat lory, to be discharged at Camp Grant; seventh mobile heavy ordnance repair shop (Camp Merritt); 46i»th engineers' 'pontoon train (Washington barracks); 97th rtero squadron (Columbus bar V: ok:• ) ; 1*1* 1» aero squadron and 191st at i*o ..qnaoiatn ( Fort Slocum); second casual ordnance battalion; casual 4 a:; (regulars»; 126th » I'n.F. l n HI p 12 7th number wounded. Iowa) ; Mb (Ma, itli •asuuls and sick and INVENTS DEVICE TO SAVE SHIP'S PAPERS Rome. DC. 2 ". (By Mail.) The Italian government has adopted for all of its mail steamers un invention by engineer Mar/.in of Bari for saving papers and documents of a sinking ship. Tim dev i. e • ■onsi.vts of a water-tight box which will float under any c.r cuinsiaiÿces. It Is atta< bed to the. slop In such a manner that it detaches itself from the sinking ship and Is shot to the surfac e of the water, where lit will float indefinitely. The safe is brightly painted and equipped with hooks so that it can be seen and recognized by any passing ship and may be pulled aboard easily. legislators opened their session today was something outside the regular of business a "shot in the arm." Tho members of the senate and j house as well as all attaches were vac !einated against influenza at 10 u. in. [today. SOLONS GET "SHOT IN ARM." Salem, ore., Jan. 15. The most defi nite thing on the program when the RolfHonor NORTHWEST CASUALTIES IDAHO. Died of wounds-—Sergeant Xeil Christiansen, Malad City; Private Richard Boyonger, Boise. Missing in action--Corporal Peter M. Jensen, Boise. Wounded severely, previously re ported nif saftig-- -Corporal Kmii G. NG I son. Vollmer. Wounded, degree undetermined, pre viously reported missing--Private Id j nier Knight, Mahn Fulls. WASHINGTON. I Killed in action -Private George O. j Mitchell, Senttie. Died < f disease—Corporal Arthur ! < 'arlson, Tacoma. Wounded severely- TJeutenant Lnn ! don Jackson, Spokane: Corporal j Richard F. Harris, Parkland. Privates ! Finest A. Richie, Seattle; 1 « îotltiii nl, Scuttle; Alfred 1 I I'Otra; Lloyd Killed it, a , j missing Private Emerald C. Hubert C. Jeun, Ta H Porter, Seattle. tion, previously reported 1 Main, Killed In Henry, J.afi Died Of Montgomery Con rad. Wounded OREGON. action- Private Robert D. rette. rounds -Corporal Sidney Albany; Private Love A. severely___Private August W. Ölin. Hillsdale. Wounded, previously reported miss ing Private W illiam Tierney, Port land. __. „ Tho following casualties are report rd by the commanding general of the American expeditionary forces. j Killed in action................... ;lMod of wounds ................. i Died from accident end other Died in aeroplane accident....... Died from disease................ Wounded y* jo rely .............. I Wounded, degree undetermined..» ! Wounded slightly ............... i Mi.'•■.ring In action................. 44 To 6 4 121 2 2 20 627 142 Pinney Theater WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY JANUARY 15-16 TWO DAYS rl-IE. MOST FASCINATINO comedy of* the: day DADDY NG LEGS Jean Webster ENTIRE SEASON et POWERS" THEATRE. CHICAGO. ENTIRE SEASON 9t GAIETY THEATRE, NEW YORK. HENRY MILLER Manager With ALICE HAYNES as "JUDY" A New York Cast and Production. "Life seemed sweeter and cleaner to the large audience that witnessed the performance of 'Daddy Long Legs' yesterday. Leaves one with a sat isfying feeling of two hours well spent."—Butte Miner, Thursday, Jan. 2, 1919. _I_ SEATS ON SALE Prices—$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c. All Prices Plus 10 Per Cent War Tax. PINNEY THEATRE ONE NIGHT ONLY Matinee and Night. SATURDAY, JAN. 18. S Oliver Morcjcq JPrcstnts ^arlotti Greenwood h Jhe Fastest and Funniest V) uS 'C a t l hh VV 0£ lD Book by Oliver Morosco fw Elmer Harris /■June a Lyrics by Earl Carroll Tüfltrüb r^LLOPlLJ Clcv/lil. Comedian J. StUmniho- Gn*_Ld. GrrccTiycfcENEW prices An All Star cast Matine 7 °5 C $1 50 5 " $100 ' with a Chorus sr Night, $2.00, C $1.50. California Girls ? 1 ?° 75c, 50c. Tax In the Evening Is the Best I iine to 6 Bell-ans Hot water Sure Relief BELL-ANS fa#FOR INDIGESTION CAN'T CLASS CALIFORNIA AS "DRY" ADVOCATE YET Jan. Stephens pin with Attorn« ioverrior to talk over Webb the or. lion of the California Winegrowers in obtaining a. restraining order against certifioation of the ratified Sheppard dry amendment. Meanwhile California cannot be classified as one of the states that has ratified tim amendment. The temporary injunction la return - able Moodily afternoon. SAYS BRITAIN OPPOSED TO FRENCH PLAN FOR RUSSIA Manchester, England, Jan. IB.- "It can be safely assumed that the British will not conform with France's attitude regarding Russia, largely as the result of American suggestion and guidance." tho Manchester Guardian declared t* - day. "It can bo definitely »tated that America will not commit herself to a war of force * sho is absolutely .posed to that Idea.' RECORD NUMBER INFLUENZA CASES AT PORTLAND, 42 Portland, Ore., Jan. 15.— Th« highes 'number of influenza raises over record jed here, 422, was reported yesterday. deaths totalled 15. The city council is expected to pass nn ordinance today making the wear- ing of masks in public meetings, de- -Ipartment stores, theaters and churches (compulsory.