Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 21, 1919, Image 1

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    VOL. 17VII1. XO IS! Entered at Portland fOrecei
Issue Over Adriatic Has
Become Acute.
One Arm About Girl, One Hand on
Steering Wheel, Says Witness;
M. Rasett Is Victim.
Struck by an automobile while cross
ins the covered bridge over the Tuala-
tin river, one mile south of Tigard at
PHIT PIIIM 1I5C PDCCCCrjiclcesterday afternoon. M. Rasett.
uvnui wlxiiiiiw nm. i iiluulu
Italian-Jugo-Srav Harmony
Appears Impossible.
Orlando and Sonnino May Leave
Conference Unless Allies Con
, cede Their Demands.
rtnlt, April SO By the AaaeelateJ
rr.u.1 Tir ntmneil 9I faar has -
fled Cfimir that the elate
Miwera eaaaat receive a.eeaaer reare
eatatlvre at Vcraalllea k are merely
The Ceraua i.TtrirI aaaat -
alat rereatatlTea wlta alealpotea-
ttary fawerm.
P.nr5. April 20. (By tha Associated
Press.) Failure again has met the ef
fort tn smooth out the Italian and
Juso-SIav s'tuation. Another meeting
was held this morning-, when Baron
Sonnino. Italian foreign minister, and
Premier Orlando t;i!n met David Lloyd
George, the British prime minister, and
M. Clemeneeau, the French premier.
President Wilson did not attend the
The Italian statesmen will meet Mr.
ricmtncria and Mr. Lloyd George to
morrow, but President Wilson again
will ha abseat. If any decision Is
reached at that time it will be neces
sary to submit It at still another meet
ing at which Tresident Wilson will be
f. 8. 4e Eater Ne Alllaare.
President Wilson conferred with Pre
mier Clemeneeau today between drives
about town with Mrs. Wilson.
From a high source In tha American
delegation it was learned that the
.American attitude on the reported al
liance between tha powers to guar
antee the safety of France against at
t.k by Germany ia that no alliance
would be entered into by the United
Matte that was not consistent with
the aplrit of the league of nations.
PARTS. April 20. (By the Associated
Press.) The Italian issue over the
.Adriatic haa reached an acute stage.
where a decision one way or the other
rannot longer be deferred and a de
rision either way is fraught with se
rious consequences.
Itallaa Eaveya Inslateat.
60, a well known resident of that sec
tion of Washington county suffered a
fractured skull and Internal injuries
which resulted in his death a jshort
time later.
The driver of the machine had not
been Identified at a late hour last night,
but Charles Lanham, a driver for the
United Motor Bus company stationed
at the Union depot who witnessed the
accident, aaid that a soldier, two sailors
and three girls were the occupants of
the machine that struck Mr. Rasett and
that the driver wore a soldier's uniform
Mr. Lanham said the machine passed
him a short distance from the bridge
and that as the automobile sped by at a
high rate of speed the soldier was
sitting in the front seat with a girl
with his arm around her waist.
The number of the automobile, ac
cording to Mr. Lanham. was 47-3. and
according to the police records in Port
land was owned by L. M. Starr of 815
Hancock street. Mr. Starr last night
stated that he had recently -traded the
machine in on another car to tha C. L.
Boss automobile company and that he
does not have any Interest in the ma
chine at the present time. Mr. Starr
said the transaction took place about
one week ago.
At the Boss Automobile company.
It was stated that the car had been
sold to W. L. Vest. 1111 Main street.
Vancouver, Wash.
The body of Mr. r.asett was removed
to the home of his son-in-law, Will
Fisher, residing near Tigard.
According to E. L. Dorn. who arrived
at the scene of the accident a short
time after it had occurred, the driver
of the machine had been going fast.
Mr. Dorn aided in removing the body
from the scene. He said that he pro
cured the number of the machine, but
did not get the name cT the driver
or any of the occupants.
Mr. Lanham said that the driver was
going 40 miles an hour with only one
hand on the steering wheel when they
passed him.
The coroner of Washington county
was notified.
Surrender of Big Bolshevik
Body Reported.
Big ro vS. Pieces and Machine
0 duns Handed Over.
Main stated, were concentrated along
the boundary between Russian and
Turkish Armenia, unable to go to their
homes m the latter region.
Allied or American Intervention Is
Akel In Cablegram
NEW TORK. April 20. Allied or
American military intervention in
Turkish Armenia, to Insure restoration
of their homelands of thousands of ref
ugees suffering from hunger and sick
ness without waiting for formal action
by the peace conference creating an
Armenian mandatory, was urged in
cablegram from Dr. J. II. T. Main, com
missioner in the Caucasus for the
American committee for Armenian and
Syrian relief, made public last night.
More than 330.000 Armenians, hun
The council of four today continued I dreds of whom are dying every day of
sessions at the "white house,"' The starvation, typhus and cholera. Dr.
Jcalian premier. Vitlorio Orlando, and
the Italian foreign minister. Baron Son
nino. were both present and made It
nown that the opening of the Italian
r-arliament on Wednesday has necessi
lated their leaving Tarts Monday with
ti'finlte knowledge of what Is going to
le done.
Farcn Sonnino continued to occupy
the extreme position. Insisting upon
the Integral fulfillment of the secret
treaty of London, giving to Italy the
entire Dalmatian coast and the Islands
and also claiming the city cf Flume
without internationalization or division
with the Jogo-Slavs.
TTemier Orlando was rather more
onrlllattng. thouxh a telegram which
he had recelveJ from the head of the
Italian army declared that the entire
army was behind him in upholding
i'.aly's aspirations.
Telegram Really I Itlraatnaa.
Captain Toxxl. of Premier Orlando's
raff Mid the telerram was in effect
en ultimatum and disclosed how unl-PHUNt SlKIKC lb bt I I LLU
Vrstl and deep-rooted was tne Italian
Employes to Resume Work Fending
Wage Consideration
BOSTON. April 20. The telephone
strike that has-crippled New England
service since last Tuesday was settled
today at a conference of strikers and
company officials, according to
formal announcement by the company.
'An understanding has been reached,
Id the announcement, "by which tel
Thousands of Germans Die Because
of Food Shortage.
BUTTE. Mont.. April 20. Writing
March 2S from Camp Bautzen, Ger
many, where he Is a member of the
allied commission in charge of Rus
sian prisoners, Lieutenant-Colonel Jesse
B. Roote informed a Butte friend that
'Germans are actually dying by the
thousands from hunger here."
He states that coffee costs S15 a
pound, chocolate $25 a pound and other
food in ratio. He writes that hungry
children follow him, begging for food,
when he appears on the streets.
determination to secure adequate pro
tection on ths eastern Adriatic coast.
1 added that if these rights were not
recognized Italy would undoubtedly
adopt her own course, without refer
ence to the conference, and occupy the
rertons to which she considered herself
President Wilson's position was said
to be equally determined against any
recognition of the secret treaty of Lon-
ion. Reports of a compromise on the I ephone employes will return to work
lasts of the Italians getting the Ital-nd the service will be restored pend-
lan quarters of Fium and the Jugo-1 nr detailed consideration of wage
t-lavs wetting their districts were not I schedules.
confirmed, and it was said that this
lans but not accepted. Hut early re- brAK I ALAN ll I T DtOlCULU
ports indicated that the session might
Wnrttembnrg- Troops Attack Llndan,
on Lake Constance,
Government Is Proceeding to Con
stantlnople; Revolutionary Com
mittee Rules Capital.
LONDON, April 20. The first bolshe
vik army, operating in the region of
HomeL along the Pripet river, Jias sur
rebdered to the Ukrainians, "according
to a statement Issued by the Ukrainian
press bureau and forwarded from Vi
enna to the Central News. Up to the
time the report was forwarded 20.000
rifles. 35 guns and 200 machine guns
had been handed over to the Ukrain
LONDON, April 20. fBy the Associ
ated Press.) Sebastopol has been evac
uated by the Crimean government,
which Is proceeding to Constantinople.
The government of Sebastopol is now in
the hands of the revolutionary com
mittee. '
Armistice Deal Reported.
This announcement is made in a Rus
sian wireless dispatch which adds that
after negotiations with the allied com
mand, an agreement was reached for
an eight-daa armistice, expiring
April 25.
ARCHANGEL, April 20 (By the As
sociatcd Press.) Since landing on the
Archangel front last September, the
Americans have suffered 629 casualties.
Of these 196 were fatalities, there hav
ing died of disease or been killed nine
officers and 187 men.
The wounded consist, of 12 officers
and 320 men.
The . losses of the Americana on the
north Russian front during the past
month have been extremely light as
most of the recent fighting has been
done either by the newly formed Rus
sian troops, who are campaigning
bravely, or the British.
T, 91. C. A. Man In Moscow.
According to the latest informa
tion the bolshevlkl have given
the freedom of Moscow up to 9 o'clock
at night to Malcolm V. Arnold of Lon
don, O, and Bryant R. Ryall of Bloom-
field, N. J., two Young Men's Christian
association secretaries captured at Bol-
shoie Ozerki, and have released and
sent out of Russia by way of Stock
holm three of the 11 American soldiers
known to have been captured.
Opinion of Department of Justice
Head on Alcoholic Percent
" age Is Awaited.
WASHING TON, April 20. The de
partment of justice is not averse to
accepting ' the functions 'of enforcing
the war-time prohibition measure when
It goes into effect, July 1, it was
learned today. Consequently, it is ex
pected a proposal that the enforcement
be entrusted to this agency will be sub
mitted to President Wilson on his re
turn from Europe.
Discussion of where the power to
enforce prohibition may be lodged waa
prompted here by the recent announce
ment of Internal Revenue Commission
er Roper that his bureau had not the
force to police the nation adequately
with respect to prohibition violations
after July 1.
Attorney-General Palmer has not
stated officially that he will welcome
the additional duties of enforcing pro
hibition, but it is said that his advisers
in the department of justice have told
him that enough -secret agents are
available to take on this function.
Whether the president has indicated
any definite intention of giving the
work 10 the department of justice could
not be learned here:
Nothing substantial stands immedi
ately in the way of production by brew
ers of beer containing 2 per cent of
alcohol, since tho revenue bureau has
decided to issue revenue stamps re
quired for regular beer to these brew
ers. This decision is not to be taken
as indicating the final attitude of the
bureau, however, it was explained to
day. Formally, the bureau still holds
that beer containing more than one-
half of 1 per cent of alcohol is intoxi
cating and cannot be produced under
the president's order forbidding the
manufacture of intoxicating beverages
after last December 1. . This attitude
is held in abeyance, however, pending
an opinion from Attorney-General Pal
Pastor Preaches as Loun
gers Smoke Up.
Regular Business of Hostelry
Fails to Disturb.
Novel Services of Wilbur Memorial
Methodist Episcopal Church
Mark Innovation.
Absolute Independence of Near East
Federation Sought.
BUENOS AIRES. April 20. The Syrian
congress, representing 150,000 Syrians
in Argentina, has cabled to President
Wilson at Paris repeating its appeal
for the absolute independence of "fed
erated Syria, Lebanon and Palestine"
under the guarantee of the United
States and the allied governments.
"We strongly object to foreign pro
tection," the message says. "Being the
most civilised people In the near east,
the Syrians are qualified to govern
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Preparations Made in City for De
cisive Battle.
BERLIN, April 19. (By tho Asso
ciated Press.) The government troops
outside Munich have been augmented
by 3000 Wurttembergers.
Preparations for a decisive fight are
proceeding in the city. Food conditions
are growing worse. '
Continued rioting in Munich, with
I few casualties, is reported.
Wilbur Memorial Methodist Episco
pal church held its Sunday evening
services last night in the lobby and on
the mezzanine floor of the Multnomah
While the services lasted, wreaths of
smoke rose from the cigars and ciga
rettes of hotel guests. The cash regis
ter of the cigar stand rang from time
to time. Hotel guests arrived and
registered and every phase of the hotel
business was conducted. A bootblack
plied his trade. Telegraph Instruments
sounded staccato notes.
And In the middle of the first choral
number the canaries in the cages on
the mezzanine floor sang sweetly in
tune with the singers; and accompanied
each vocal offering thereafter.
Innovation la NoveL
Local Methodists declare that never
before in America have regular Metho
dist services been held in an hotel
lobby, and it is certain that never be
fore in the course of Methodist serv
ices have cigars, .cigarettes and amok
ing tobacco been sold and used a few
feet from the preacher and in the same
On one of the big plush seats of th
hotel sat a Methodist deconess in her
uniform. . On the same seat sat a trav
eling man, a lighted perfecto in his
mouth. A soldier lolled full length on
another divan. Rings of smoke floated
from his lips.
A Western Union messenger dashed
into the middle of the lobby while Dr.
W. W. Youngson waa pronouncing the
benediction. He whistled shrilly as h
came. Then he heard the words of
prayer. He stopped and stared like
graven image, his cap held In one hand,
a telegram full length in another and a
cigarette between his lips.
Service Mainly Musical.
Services opened with a verse
Nearer My God to Thee," which Dr.
Francis Burdette Short, pasctor .of
Wilbur church, said was not a Mcthe-
All may stand," said Dr. Short, "bu
sit If you prefer."
He's an accommodating duck for a
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te prolonged through the day in an
effort to reach a middle ground.
Frearfc Oaaraatee DlBraaaed.
The extent of the guarantee which
the United States and Great Britain
liave given the French as security
against renewed German attacks con
tinues to be the foremost topic in the
French press. The French representa
tives maintain that the guarantees take
the form of an alliance.
The Matin says:
"This alliance has already been
drawn In the form of a very brief text
tipulating that three powers will give
each other mutual support if Germany
attacks us again. The signature of the
etipulatlon will occur at the same time
ls the signing of the treaty."
The American officiala withhold all
romment en these reports. It is known,
however, that a number of proposals
lava been brought forward designed
10 give a more prompt and more ef
fective guarantee of military assistance
BERNE. April 1J. (By. the Associat
ed Press.) The picturesque Bavarian
town of Llndau. on Lake Constance,
has been besieged since this morning
by Wurttemburg troops, according to
advices received here.
Llndau. after Munich the most Im
portant spartacan center, is now com
pletely cut off both by land and water.
ticniiuUcd ca rase , Columa I.)
Alleged Slayer of Karl Liebknecfat
and Ros Luxemburg Taken.
BERLIN. April 20. (By the Associ
ated Press.) The Tageblatt eays that
a man named Runge. accused of the
murder of Dr. Karl Llebknecht and
Rosa Luxemburg, was arrested re
cently. The case, the newspaper asserts, is
ready for trial.
W THE JOB!! I crz :
Soldiers Occupy Parliamentary
Building; Serious Trouble Is
. Deemed Unlikely.
VIENNA. April IS. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Control of Vienna has
been taken over the soldiers' council.
Quiet prevails, but communizing of the
property of those unable to resist has
been begun.
It is possible there will be no change
in the name of the government, but It
will be bolshevistic in purpose.
The situation is much the same as
it wae at Budapest a few hours after
the radicals had taken control. The
policing of the city has been taken
over by the volkswehr. The parliamen
tary building was occupied this morn
ing by two battalions of soldiers after
representatives of soldiers' council had
placed 5000 men at the government's
disposal .upon the understanding that
the police would be dispersed.
The soldiers are commanded by Colo
nel Stoessel Wimmer, who takes orders
from, the soldiers' council, which is'
either socialistic or communistic.
Colonel Cunningham, in the name of
the allies, ha issued a proclamation
declaring that if there is further dis
turbance the food supply will be cut
off. For that reason serious trouble
is unlikely.-
Two demonstrations were started
during the week, the outgrowth of sev
eral communist meetings which were
lightly attended by Austrlans. One of
these meetings took place Tuesday at
the war office, when the Austrian re
publican flag of red and white was
pulled down by a small crowd and a
red flag was run up in its place.
It is significant that the outbreak
happened at the time of the visit of
Joseph Pogany, reputed to be the ruling
chief of the Hungarian communist gov
ernment, and other Hungarian officials
who are said to realize that it will be
impossible for their plan to succeed
unless with the Austrian aid.
Pogany this afternoon in an inter
view which was printed locally de
clared that the Amercans favored the
Eighteen Allied Aviators to
Vie in Flying Circus.
Ten Portland People Slated for
Aerial Journey.
Special Train Bearing Aces
Equipment Due to Reach
City L'arly Today.
Columns of Lava Thrown 30 Feet
Above Crater Rim.
HONOLULU. April ! 9. A column of
lava shot up today 30 feet above the
rim of the fire pit of Kilauea, the high
est the great volcano has ever been
known to spout its fiery contents
Great flows of lava in all directions
followed, obliterating trails across tho
old crater floor. .
The fire pit of Kilauea, the world's
largest active volcano, is about 2000
feet in diameter and is within the old
crater, a black plain about four square
miles in extent, which is encircled by
a wall ranging from 200 to 700 feet in
height. Kilauea has been unusually ac
tive for several months.
The volcano is in the southwestern
portion of the island of Hawaii, the
largest island of the Hawaiian group,
with a population of nearly 50,000.
Honolulu is on the island of Oahu,
about ISO miles distant from Kilauea.
Washington Loses Half Million, Dol
lars in Revenue.
SEATTLE, Wash, April 20. Half
million dollar's revenue was lost to the
state of Washington through a deci
sion qf the United Sttaes supreme court
reversing the state supreme court and
depriving the state of revenue from
fees charged for inspection of oil. News
of the highest court's decision was re
ceived Saturday by counsel for the
Standard Oil company, plaintiff.
The decision was said td hold that
the fees were contrary to law in that
they exceeded the cost of the work. It
was also said that the state probably
would lose fees assessed to other oil
Investigation Involving Iowa Legis
lators Dismissed.
DES MOINES. Ia, April 20. Holding
that the evidence was insufficient to
warrant further action, the Iowa house
of representatives late Saturday dis
missed the investigation into charges
by Municipal Judge W. G. Bonner
against certain legislators. It was al
leged that they had "contributed to the
delinquency of Des Moines girls."
Armed Russian Prisoners Liberated
by Munich Authorities.
COPENHAGEN, April 20. The pres
ent authorities at Munich, according to
advices received here, have liberated
and armed Russian - prisoners of war
who -had been confined in the camp at
Puchheim on the outskirts of the city.
A Russian guard now is patrolling
the Munich railroad station.
Transport George Washington Awaits
President's Return Voyage.
BREST, April 20. (By the Associated
Press.) The United States transport
George Washington, which sailed from
New York for France on tho orders of
President Wilson, has arrived here.
Ten Portland people are scheduled
to rise to hitherto undreamed-of
heights this afternoon. At maximum
altitude, conservatively speaking, they
will soar not less than 4000 feet above:
the loftiest structure in the city. High
hills will dwindle to inconspicuous
ridges, and for an hour or more tho
favored few will know how the town
looks to the hunting hawks.
They will be passengers with the fly
ing circus, a galaxy of famous allied
air fishters. who are to arrive in the
city at 6:30 th!s morning, and who are
to take wing for the victory loan at
1:30 this afternoon, staging a mimic
conflict in the clouds and sowing the
city thickly with victory loan ap
peals. Eighteen Airmen In Party.
Eighteen airmen. American, French
and British, each of whom has won one
or more victories in actual combat with
the Hun air fighters, comprise the fly
ing circus squadron. Their landing
field will be on Mock's bottom. Just
north of the Portland flouring mills.
where tho machines will be assembled
this forenoon and tested before the
spectacular exhibition flight.
Civilians who will thrill to their
first cloudland cruise will be limited
to ten in number. Three of these are
already chosen. J. A. Thornburg, as
manager of the campaign in Washing
ton county, first in the nation to an.
nounce its completed quota, will rep
resent the state liberty loan organiza
Heaviest Investors to Fly.
t'aul E. Noble, unanimous choice of .
the theatrical forces of the city drive,
will take the air as a representative of
the city forces. The third is to be Miss
Victoria Liberty, beauty Incognito, who
flies for the Oregon Aero club, and
whose identity will remain masRed un
til later in the campaign. Four repre
sentatives have been allotted to the
newspapers, while the three citizens
who make heaviest loan subscriptions
up to noon today will be entitled to
trips aloft.
At 1:30 this afternoon five Curtlss
planes will wing upw'ard from Mock's
bottom for their flight over the city.
As they are enterprisingly engaged In .
dumping victory loan messages over
board they will be attacked by two
German Fokkers with all the zest of
actual battle. '
Aerial "Battle" Is Feature. "
As the harried Curtiss fliers signal
their distress four allied planes will
rise to their rescue, maneuvering uatiV
the Fokkers are beaten and driven off.
Dives, spins, Immelmann turns, barrel
rolls and the loop will be but a few1 of .
the amazing gymnastics presented In
the exhibition which follows the mock
The equipment of the flying circus
comprises five captured German Fok
kers, four British Spads, four British
S. E. 5s and five Curtiss Jn. 4-Hs.
The mimic battlo and thrillers will
be held in a patch of specially reserved
sky, as near as possible directly over
victory center at Sixth and Morrison
streets. The tops of tall buildings will
be much In vogue for parquet vantage
points, but the hills about the city are
strongly recommended as splendid sites
from which to view the flying circus.
Advantageous Folate Told.
The special features committee, Aaron
Frank, chairman, in supervision of the
flight, and Milton R. Klepper. president
of the Aero Club of Oregon, make the
following recommendations t'o those
who wish to witness the flight and
"The best point of vantage to see
the aerial circus will be on the heights
just above the site selected for the
headquarters of the aviators and their
machines These heights are skirted
by the Willamette boulevard, and can
be reached by Jhe Mississippi car,
transferring to the Russell-Shaver line
at Shaver street, or by taking a St.
Johns car and alighting at Greeley and
Killingsworth streets.
"Other points of excellence for ob
servation are the top of Hall-street ' -drive.
Mount Tabor and Westover ter
races. Gnarda to Patrol Field.
"The sham battle and aerial stunts
will be held above victory center. Sixth
and Morrison streets, so far as possible,
at an altitude from 2500 to 4000 feet.
In order to view these central features
any point along Portland Heights or
Council Crest will be desirable, al
though any of the heights on the west
ern hills will afford good views.
"Another excellent place for watch
ing the planes come up and go down
the river will be the Broadway bridge.
The flight may aiso be watched from
launches and river boats, which may
visit the field shoreline but will not
be allowed to land,
"Spectators are given notice that no-
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