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Ornroti Historical 800 Public Auditorium WEATHER Maximum Yesterday, J8; Minimum Today, 22. FORECAST Tomorrow: Rain. AIL TMBUNE MEDFORD hlh Tr. MEDFORD, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1918 NO. 216 TlilrlnnU Year. FOR KAI 1 ALLIES TO ASK HOLLAND SER FOCHSEWDS ULliATUIT FOCH'S FAVORITE PICTUREl SENATOR SEEKS ARMY AVIATOR WILSON LEAVES SURRENDER OFWILHELiVI DEMANDED WASHINGTONTO SAIL FOR FRANCE lt J- l- 1 HUNS FAIL TO FULFILL ES Marshal Foch Sends New Ultimatum Demandlnq That Germany Give Uo Rest of Locomotives Agreed to Erzberaer Protests It Is Impossible Asks Respite No Hope of Pro-lonqina Time and Allies Llkeiv to Occupy Germany. LONDON. Dec. 3. Murshal Foch has sent a new ultimatum to the German armistice delegates demanding that Germany give up the rest of the locomotives agreed to. according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen transmitting advises to Mathias Erzberger. leader of the German armistice commission, protested that it was impossible and asked for a respite. The ultimatum expired Monday forenoon with what result it has not been learned. A Reutcr dispatch from Berlin to-eonfirms the delivery of the ultimatum, the time limit of which is 24 hours. It savs Mathias Erzberger (of the German armistice Commission offered to deliver all the locomotives ns soon as thev were, repaired. Tho German newspapers, adds tho dispatch, point out that there is no hope of prolonging the armistice nnd that it is likely the allies will occupy Germany. COPENHAGEN. Dec. 3. It is an nounced offi-ainllv in Berlin that the executive committee for Greater Berlin has reached an understanding with the Bavarian executive committee to demand thnt the resignation of Dr. Solf. the foreign secretary, be fulfilled immediately. The committee also -will demand that Dr. Solf be replaced bv a con sistent opponent of the old system and the war policy. Thev will ask also that Mathias Erzberger, who was a member of tho German armistice delegation, not bo permitted to participate in the peace negotiations. BRUSSELS, Dec. 3. The Gorman espionage service in Belgium contin ues, active, notwithstanding tho armistice, according to the Gu.ctto. In a village near Brussels the police nr- rested two German soldiers disguised as yomen who were taking photographs of passing French troops. WILSON TO VISIT POPE BENEDICT ROME. Monday, Dec. 2. President Wilson during bis stay at this capital This to Marshal Focb's" faronte copy of which ha presented to Secretary of War Baker whet Bakei to Across the corner the marshal has autographed the picture. "To i Mr. Baker. Cordial to the greeting translated, the autograph following. BAKER SEEN BY PEOPLE I Lieut. Hoanland on Trial Fliaht From Sacramento to Seattle Left Red-dina at 1 1 :20 O'Clock After Lona Rest and Is Due at Euaene at 3:30 O'clock and at Seattle Tomorrow. Lieutenant A. F. Hoaeland. who is making the trftil flight from Mather Field. Sacramento to Seattle, missed Medford but passed oyer Eagle Point at 2 o'clock this afternoon, flvine at a height of over 5.000 feet. His machine was plainly seen and the noise of his propellers brot out a large crowd. Instetid of following the railroad line, he is steering bv compass for Eugene. This took his east of Roxv Ann. Leaves Sacramento MATHER FIELD. Sacramento. Dec. 3. Lieut. A. F. Houeland left here earlv today on A flight to Seattle. He was to make his first stop at Redding. where he will select one of three proposed routes over the mountains in northern California. He planned to reach Senttle tomorrow morning. The flight was one of." a 'series planned to determine what would be the most satisfactory aerial mail route between Sacramento and Seat tle Stops at Redding REDDING. Dec. 3. Herald ing his nrrivnl bv "looping the loop" and other feats. Flight Lieutenant A. F. Hoaglnnd arrivoJ here at a. in. today in his flight in a military practice bi-plane from Mather Field. Sacramento to, Seattle. A bedsheet had been spread out in the landing field to aid him in his descent and his plane rested saunrely on this when he stcped from the controls. The flight of 150 miles from Sacra mento was made in exactly 150 niin-untes. Lieutenant Hongland announced thnt he hud stopped at Red Bluff for a few moments to iid.iust some harness. He left Redding at 11:20. announc ing that he expected to flv over the Siskiyous ut an altitude of 10.000 feet, nnd reach Eugene, nt 3:30 today. lie expected to remain in Eugene over night nnd reach Seattle tomorrow noon. His average altitude 2,500 feet, he said. STRIKE TO SECURE OFi CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3. To enforce their demand upon the Cleve land Railway company for the dismissal of women employed as con ductors since last August, 2400 mo- tormon and conductors went on strike today. The omployes claim that an agree ment with the company for the removal of the women on November 1 and recently extended until Decem ber 1 was Ignored. The company on Its part assorts that It received a telegram Saturday from the secretary of the national war labor board at Washington asking It to retain the women In Its employ until their status was finally de. termlned by the board. CLOSED BY FLU AGAIN SPOKANE. Dec. 3. Spo kane schools were ordered closed at noon today and children under 1 wero forbidden to attend eburcl theaters and other public meetings in an order of the city hoard of health ab' a meeting today ut which the in creasing number of influenza eases was considered. Tho board decidod to delay possible notion toward general closing up for two pr three Wl'S longer. OF EAGLE POIN TOOUSTWILSON FOR PEACE TRIP Sherman Offers Resolution Declarino. Vacant President's Office and Appointing Vice-President Deplores Worldly Influences Upon Wilson and Dreads Kiss of Woman. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Senator Sherman of Illinois, republican, Introduced today his resolution proposing that tno office of president be declared vacant upon Prosldont Wilson's departure for Kurope, and that tho vlce-prcsldont assume the executive's dutios. Ho was given unanimous consent for an address criticising tho president's course Tho president's trip to attend the peace conference, Senator Sherman said, was without justification and "Insidious mischief nilRht reBult." Ho Insisted that tho president's departure would "suspoud tho legislative power of the governmont during his absonce," because whllo congress can pass bills they cannot be signed or vetoed In accordance with law, (ii-ayo Monaco 8onutor- Sherman argued that since under the law congress established Washington as. the scat of governmont "federal sovereignty resides at this point and It cannot be transferred to any other point except by act of congress." lie added that becauso of tho importance of pending questions and "the dangers now on our Mexican border" the president's absenco might result In grave monuco. Senator Sliorman doplored the In fluences of tho world with which tho president would conio In contact and doclarod when he reached Europe, "the whole Amorlcan atmosphere that ouglit to surround tho president Is lost." Tho offocts of such Influences, ho suld, often have bocn felt by nations. "A kiss of a sensuous woman," said Senator Sherman, "has boon known to cbango the history of nations." Keep TemptaUon Away "Wo ought not to put him In temptation," he added aftar a pause. while senators and spectators In the galleries laughed. Senator Sherman contended that tho ordinary functions of the president's office cannot bo porforincd whllo ho Is abroad. "Sovorolgnty Is not of a migratory eharactor," ho said. "Tho president of the United States Is not tho president In a foreign land, ho is an alien, shorn of all his sovorelgn powers. He has no power of his own volition to transfer tho scat of government to an alien country." Referring to tho resolution of Rep resentative Hodonburg of Illinois, in. troducod In tho house yesterday cull ing upon tho vteo-prosldeut to as- sumo tho office of president, Senator Sherman said his own resolution goes further and declares tho presi dent's office vacant. The vlce-presl- dont, thoroforo, ho argued, would couse to bo tho senate's presiding of ficer and would bocomo prosldont "In fact until anothor Is elcctod In 1920" Senator Williams of Mississippi roplted to Senator Sliorman, ridiculing itho hitter's arguments and re ferring to visits of former Presi dents lloosevolt to Panama nnd Taft to Mexico and Canada. At thnt time no democrat, he said, had antagonized the ropubllcan presidents by raising any question of disability because thoy trod foreign soil. NON-PARTISAN LEAGUE ST. PAUL. Dec. 3. lleforo the annual convention of tho National lenuuo was called to order here today, it was announced Hint all the sessions would bo executive. Daily reports would be made at noon nnd late in tho day, it was announced, i Forty-one dolomites from 13 states, mostly in tho noiithwost, havo convention credentials, Final Cabinet Meetlna Held Before Executive's Departure for Peace Conference Upon Steamer Georae Wnshlsqton. Which Has Steam Up and Awaits President at Hoboken. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. President Wilson is expected to leave Wnshing-ton thin cveninif fur New York, from which port bo and the other American representatives to tho peaco conference will sail on tho liner Uoorgo Washington for Kurope. The ciihinct meeting lodnv was expected to he tho final nicotine: of the president with bis advisers, cither in a hodv os us individuals, with tho exception of Secretary Lansing, who will necompnnv the president as one of tho delegates to the peace conference. Willi tbo departure of Mr. Lansing, Counsellor Frank l'olk will become nctiiur secretary of state. Transport Heady NEW YOUK. Dec. 3. Tbo trims-port (Jeorire Washington, newly painted a battleship grnv and handsomely decorated, has steam tip today ut her dock in Hohoken, in readiness to carry President Wilson and the peace delegates to France. The exact time of tho vessel's departure has not heen made public here, 'nit officials srem-ed expectanl that I lie ship would ltd under wav uhout noon Wedncsdav. One of tho principul of the special force of 3IIU workers was to oueloso the promenade deck in class to ward off tho December irales. Dec orators and fitters tiave particular attention to fitting up tbo suite of Ibreo rooms which the president will occupy. Mrs. Wilson's uuiirters will bo directly opposite those of the president. Kortv-nino staterooms have been prepared for possible occupants. Tho dining hall, fortuorlv tho officers' mess hall, will accommodate -10 persons. Tbo ship's cuisine will be in charge of a well known New Y'ork hotel chef and 50 assistants nnd waiters. The nnvv yard band has been assigned to furnish musie. To I'ostfiono Ixmiruo WASHINGTON. Doc. 3. Postponement until after tho peaco con-foronco of question!) regarding form-Iiir a loaKiio of nations and any "swooping changes" In anclont Inter national lawii of freedom of the seas In proponed In a resolution Introduced today liy Senator Knox of 1'cnn sylvanla, ropubllcan, formerly secro-tary of state. Mann Protests WASHINGTON, Doc. 3. -In a statomont today declaring factional strlfa should not bo pormiltod to In-torforo with Proslilont Wilson's mission abroad, Iloprosonlntlvo Mann of IlllnolH, republican loador In tho hoiiHO, said there, would bo no concerted otfort on tho part of houso republicans to ombarrass the proslilont and that ho did not bollove tho Amer ican peoplo would "tolorato any med dling In that which so vitally con- corns thorn." I am not In sympathy with any of tho resolutions which havo appeared In tlio senate or house rogardlng tho president's visit abroad," said Mr. Mann. "1 cannot help what Individuals may do In tho houso, but tho republican mombors of tho houso as a body will cortnlnly mnko no movo to ombanass or hum- por tho prosldont In anyway whllo ho Is engaged on a mission thnt affects (Continued on Page Six.) ALLIED DIPLOMATS' SEEK PROTECTION LONDON, Deo. 3. Tho diplomatic corns In Berlin has askod the dor- man governfiieiit for protoctton against the anarchistic propaganda of tho Spartncus group which Is ugl-tating for tho general arming of tho proletariat, according to Uxchango Telegraph dlspatchos from Anister dam, The Netherlands to Be Asked In the Name of All Allied Cabinets to Give Uo Bill Hohenzollern Aareement Reached as to Proposed Punishment Wilson's Arrival Awaited for Action Crown Prince Has Not Renounced Throne. LONDON. Dee. a. A demand for the surrender of William Ilohoiir.ollorn will lio Mil 1 1 itl lu Thu Netherlands government in Ilia nnmo of all the nl-lied cabinet, according 10 the Express. The view of Franco niul Itulv have been nil communicated to the British government niul Presl-ili'iit Wilson Iiiin iiimle Hiiguestiops rvlntivo tu procedure in the ciihu. Tho opinion held that Holland will not bo disposed tu nut obstueleH in the wuv. She will nut he n-ked deliver Hurr under the ordihnrvxlriiditioii lows, hut liin hIii-(iih will he considered unnlngoii tu thnt of nrinte or slave trnder. who is not rcgarded-Ms entitled to sanctuary in imv eouiilrv. Agree on Piinlnlimenl The British war cabinet mid the French and Italian representatives in London are in agreement as to the proponed piinihhmct of William Huh-cntollcrn, the former. German cuiDcr-or, hut have decided to take no notion until President Wilson arrives in Ku-roixt. the Evening News huvh it learn. Tho allien are not willinir to allow a toolinionlifv to prevent William lloheiizollorn to trial. It Holland refuses his extradition without RoiiHent of Germany, tho news-paper ndds, pressure, will lie brought to bear. OOSTERLAND. Holland. Dee. 3. (Ilv tho AHKoeiated Press.) "I have Pol ronoiinocd luivtliinir and I have not wiuned nnv doenmont," tho former German erown price declared to the correspondent of the Associated J'ress. "I was convinced," tho former erown prince said to bin interviewor, "that we lost tho war enrlv in October. 1011. I considered our position boneless after tho battle of the Manic which wo should not tiavo lost if the chiefs (if our general stuff had not suffered a caso of nerves. "1 tried to persuade tho general stnff to seek peace then, oven nt crcat sacrifice, going so far ns to oivo up Alsno-Lorruinc. Hut I was told to mind mv own business anil confino mv activities to commanding mv nrmies, 1 havo proof of this," (crmnii Undecided LONDON. Deo. il. "Tho Oermnn government is still undecided as to bow to deal with tho former omporor and the llohonzollorns," said Hugo Haaso, secrotarv for foreign affairs I nlho German oubinot. to correspondent of tho Express on Sunday. "I think," ho continued, "thov mav bo sufficiently punished hv tbo odium thev havo incurred." Discussing tbo war. linn ho said: "Tho guilt of starling tbo struggle lies with both Gorman nnd Austrian militarism. Tho government is now investigating tho pro-war methods of tho foreign office, particularly carding tho handling of secret funds. (Continued on Page Six if frO SUCKED WALSH WASHINGTON, Doe. 3, Tho rcs-ionntion of Frank P. Walsh as ioint chairman of tho national war labor hoard, has been accepted bv President Wilson nnd Basil M. Ifanlify has boon appointed to fill tho vncanov. William Harmon l.llaelt, Mr, Walsh's nl-loniiito on Ibo board, also resigned, renppointcd bv Mr. Manly as his ultimate, 1AFI EVADERS BEING MUSTERED NTO IHEiSERVICE CAMP 'LEWIS. Tncoma, Dec. 3. While hundreds of men are receiving their dischnrscs from the army here each day, each weeks sees about 10 National Armv men beinu mustered into service whose lenirth of stay in service remains to be deter mined. The men are drnlt evaders and deserters. Practically nil of them are iust out of iail after serv-inir various terms hecanso of thoir effort to evade service. Orders have been civen from Washington that these men nro to be. inducted into service and other orders forbid their hcinir included with any men to bo mustered out. liouinninir Monday next attempt will bo made to send men dischnrsred from their homes accordinir to locali ties. Ciililornm men numberinc np-proximatelv 500 will leave on Monday. Special trains will carry them to San Francisco where the party will split up for vnriou.s destinations willi-(ii that stale. California has more men hero than nnv other state. One hundred discharged officers left for their homes today. Thov were to have departed yesterday. Tomor row 10.) nciilitionul otlicers win end their army career. All previously had expressed desire for immediate discharge when the aovernmciit could spare their services. TO WASHINGTON. Dec. 3 Secretary Bakor announced today that ho had decided to postpone his trip to Kur ope, which had been planne to take pluco about this month. Hie snld that Edward Stettlnlus, assistant secre tary and his personal representative In France, would return homo for Christmas and that thoy would go to France together probably In January "pn war department business CASUALTY LIST WASHINGTON, Deo. 3. Secretary linker, appearinc before the senate military committee today, to explain the (k'luv in completing! the publication of American casualties oversells, said he thouttht most of tho unreported names 1 were those of men sbuhtlv wounded and would come by mail. Senators were unable to understand whv only somethine over 000 names have been published, when it bus been officially announced that the casualties number 262.093. The secretary said every effort consistent witli accuracy was made to prevent delay, and that General Pershine had been uracil repeatedly to expedite Ills lists, sendimr the names of tho dead. first. "The department from the bedn- nintr, Mr. linker said, "lias never held up, withheld or delayed irivine; out casualty lists. Our policy has been to irivo complete statement as soon as possible. General Mured, chief of stnff, nnd Assistant Secretary Keppel were with the secretary. Jlr. Keppel said the system of oblninintr mid verifying casualty reports in France had been slow at first and if it bad to de done over aaain it probably would be done iliflerentlv. General Min'oh, discussiiiL' demobilization, said General Pershinir was selcctina units for'tbe occupational force of about men and that nil the other American soldiers in France would ho biouirbt homo as rapidlv as shipping could be provid ed. General M'aroh said unless relatives of Americans who have lost their lives renuesl 'otherwise all bodies of the American dead will be brought home, without legislation by congress. Mow soon the transportation of bod ies will begin. General Jlarch said, be could not state: New Credit for Belalum WASHINGTON, Dee. 3 Belgium was given another credit of 000 by the treasury today, making her total loans from tho United Slates $210,120,000 and tho tolal of tbo al Jies (pnps 1 0,660, will pay visit to Popo Benedict, it is announced bv the newspapers here. He Will go to tho Vatican from tho American embassy instead of from the Quirinal. where the president und Mrs. Wilson will be the guests of tho king and aueeu while in Rome. I BY 'I tea LONDON. Dec. 3. All American wounded in England, with the exception of about 500 of the most sorious cases, will bo back in tho United States by Christmas, accordinir to present-plans. Efforts now are being made to move the Americans flffifMyt.

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