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THE MORNING OT1EGOXTAX. TnUUSDAT, JULY 20, 191.-.
HELD BY GERMANS
P. L. Wilson in Serious Sit
uation as Result of
AIDING BRITON CHARGED
Clerk In American Consulate Eli
joys No Diplomatic Immunity
and Offense, if Proved, AVould
Be an Act of Treason.
VSTASHIN-GTOX, July 28. Perry L.
Wilson, of Portland, Or., recently a
clerk in the American consulate at Ber
lin and now under arrest in Berlin,
faces charges that are considered ex
tremely serious by State Deparment
officials. "Wilson ostensibly was de
tained at the Danish border for attempt
ing to leave Germany without a pass
port. The real complaint against him,
however, according to information for
warded to Washington, is that he aided
a British subject in obtaining a pass
port by asserting that he knew the ap
plicant to be an American citizen.
Ambassador Gerard reported the case
two weeks ago. Whether Wilson had
left Berlin before that time has not
.Unlike diplomatic representatives,
consular agents have no immunities or
exemption from prosecution for of
fenses committed in another country.
If Wilson's offense should be proved as
charged, it would constitute a treason
able act. The German government is
under no obligation to grant leniency
in such cases, but could do so on a re
quest from this Government.
Secretary Lansing would not discuss
the case today further than "to say an
investigation was being made.
DAUGHTER GIFTED MTJSICIAX
Berlin Appointment Sought to Fur
ther Girl's Education.
At the request of persons prominent
In Portland musical circlea, as well as
those in Washington, Mr. Wilson was
appointed to the clerkship in the Consul-General's
office in Berlin. His
daughter, Beatrice Evelyn, who was 12
years old when Mr. Wilson left Port
land six years ago to act as clerk to
the military affairs committee of the
Senate, thus received an opportunity
to complete her musical education in
the German capital and to cultivate a
talent that already stamped her as a
Since leaving for Washington, Mr.
Wilson has not been In Portland. When
in this city he lived at 575 Lovejoy
street. He stayed in Germany after
war broke, though his wife and daugh
ter returned to America and are now
believed to be in Washington, T. C
Though a member of the Order of
Elks, Mr. Wilson never Joined the
Portland lodge during the three years
he lived in this tity. He came to Port
land from Washington, D. C, his birth
place. He is 45 years old.
"The girl had a wonderful talent and
her recitals attracted much attention,"
said Mrs. Nora Dranga. of 671 Lovejoy
street, who knew the Wilson family
well, yesterday. "Many Portland peo
ple wished to see her complete her edu
cation in Europe and a benefit was
given that she might be sent, shortly
before the appointment was made."
Misa Wilson for two years was a
pupil of Miss Marie Soule, who is now
en route to New York. The late Mrs.
Hose Bloch Bauer also was much inter
ested in the girl's studies.
Mr. Wilson was an employe of the
Portland Gas Company while in Portland.
CASE DEPENDS OX PROOF
Puishment Regarded as Certain If
Wilson Is Found Guilty.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, July 28. Whether the State
Department will be able to secure the
reelase of Perry L. Wilson, of Port
land, held by German authorities on
the charge that he misused his office
under the American Consul-General at
Berlin to aid a British subject to es
cape from Germany will depend, it is
admitted at the department, on the
character of proof which the German
authorities possess. If the German
government can prove that Wilson is
sued a fraudulent passport to a. British
subject, fear Is expresed that nothing
FORMER PORTLAND MUSICAL PRODIGY WHOSE FATHER IS
UNDER ARREST IN GERMANY.
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by Her Remarkable Ability a a a Pianiste, Six Years AfO.
can prevent the punishment, of the con
sular clerk, though it is believed by
the department he will be dealt witr
more leniently than if he were a citi
zen of Germany.
Had Wilson been German, the penalty
for his offense would be death, but, be
ing an American, he may escape with
Until the State Department hears
further from the American Ambassa
dor at Berlin it will not know the de
tails of the case or the character of
evidence on which Wilson was arrest
ed. The American Ambassador, how
ever, has been instructed to use all
proper efforts in Wilson's behalf. The
case is more difficult to deal with at
this time because of prosecutions by
this Government of Germans who were
caught in similar passport frauds in
BERLIN BLAMES ENTENTE
FOES DECLARED TO HAVE LONG
Secret Belgian Reports Quoted In Sop
port of Charge That England
Plotted Germany's Isolation.
BERLIN. July 28, by wireless to Say
ville, X. Y. The Overseas News Agen
cy announced today that the Nord
deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung would be
gin tomorrow the publication of a se
ries of supplements containing the se
cret reports made by- the Belgian Am
bassadors at London. Paris and Berlin
to their home governments, covering
the period from 1905 until 1914. These
reports, it is said, were found in Brus
sels by tha Germans. The Overseas
"They will tell how England enticed
France and later Russia to oppose Ger
many and to co-operate In the system
atic Isolation of Germany, drawing the
net around her closer every year. The
Belgian Ambassadors, especially Baron
Greindle. at Berlin, and Leghait, at
Paris, prophesied that the triple en
tente was an element of international
unrest, unlike the triple alliance, which
had assured European peace for more
than 30 years, while the triple entente,
as these Belgian Ambassadors unani
mously announced, made matters drift
toward the worst.
"Thus the Belgian Ambassador at
Paris. Baron Gulllaume, writes under
date of January 16, 1914: 'I have already
the hoonr to tell you that MM. Polncare,
Delcasse, MUlerand and their ffiends
invented and followed this nationalist,
jingoist and Chauvinist policy, whose
resurrection we have already an
nounced. This policy is a public dan-
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SIX SUNK "BY MISTAKE'
Germany Records Sinking of
Vessels by Submarines.
AMSTERDAM, via London. July 28.
German submarines, according to a
telegram received here today from eBr
lin, had sunk In the war zone up to
April 25. 229 English vessels. 30 other
hostile ships and six neutral craft. The
latter, the message says, were sent to
the bottom by mistake.
Twenty-seven additional neutral Tea
sels, the dispatch adds, were exam
ined and sunk because they carried
PEAR FUTURE BRIGHT
Grower Says Little Markets
Should Be Developed.
BLIGHT UNDER CONTROL
Early Eradication Not Hoped For,
but Eventual Delivery Will He
suit lYora Breeding- of Re
STANFORD UNIVERSITT, CaL, July
28. A big future for pear culture on
the Paciflo Coast waa predicted today
before the 46th annual convention of
tha California State Fruitgrowers' As
sociation by R. II. Parsons, Introduced
as one of tha largest peargrowers la
He said that the new and little
developed field for the peargrower was
In the smaller markets. At present the
growers have paid attention almbst ex
clusively to the foreign and larger do
mestic markets. The rapid develop
ment of pear culture. Mr. Parsons said,
made necessary better development of
marketing facilities and organization
to accomplish the object.
"Where soil and growing conditions
are correct." he said, "and selling and
marketing are properly handled, pear
growers of the West, and particularly
In Oregon and California, can look for
ward to prosperity which will equal, if
not exceed, that of all other deciduous
fruits In this part of tha temperate
Mr. Parsons told of the fight against
blight and of observations of his or
chard at Medford. Or. He recommend
ed bridge-grafting, tha connection of
an isolated, diseased part of a trea with
the trunk by means of grafting, as a
A. L. Whisker, of Grass Valley, Cal
president of the Grass Valley Farmers'
Club, said the important problem of
pear culture lay In the development of
blight-resistant varieties and roots.
"Absolute eradication of blight can
not be hoped for." said Mr. Whisker,
"but blight control Is a reasonable and
"Eventual delivery from the blight
problem can result from the breeding
of varieties of high quality which shall
be strongly blight-resistant. In root,
trunk and branch."
Goal Vein Found In Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE. Wash.. July 2.
(Special.) A vein of excellent quality
of bituminous coal was discovered Sat
urday in Fast Wenatchee, on the ranch
of Mrs. Flora Mason, by well-diggers.
The vein lies about IB feet under
ground and la 10 Inches thick. The
coal gave a good quality of heat and
had srood burning qualities.
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