Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
. ' r ' !
VOL. IVIII. NO. 18,248.
Entered at Portland OrtrT
Powtoffire an Fecond-CltM Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, 3IAY 20, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MAN'S HEAD CRUSHED
BY MOVING ELEVATOR
BODY DROPS SIX FLOORS DOWN
SHAFT TO BASEMENT.
TO GRIP PROBLEMS
WINS FINAL DECREE
IS HALTED IN HOUSE
Plane Enters Ponta Del
Eada Under Own Power.
SH OFF IRELAND
INTERNATIONAL- NEWS SERVICE
(HEARST) LOSES FIGHT.
VICTOR BERGER'S RIGHT TO
SEAT IS CHALLENGED.
Trans-Atlantic Flyer Tie
ported to Be Safer
DARING DASH ALL BUT MADE
Intrepid Airman Alights in
Ocean 30 Miles From Coast,
.Tralee, Ireland, Reports.
SOPWITH MACHINE IS FOUND
Plane Is Picked Up 40 Miles
West of River Shannon, but
Ownership Not Stated.
LONDON, May 20. (2 A. M.)
(By the Associated Press.) The ad
miralty has issued a notification from
the admiral at Queenstown saying that
the report that Hawker's machine was
down 40 miles west of the Shannon
river, is considered unreliable.
LONDON, May 19. (11:08 P. M.)
Aviator Hawker is reported to be safe,
according to a Central News dispatch
from Tralee, Ireland.
Tlyer Lacks 30 Miles.
The dispatch adds that Hawker
dropped into the sea 30 miles from
Valencia, off the west coast of County
Kerry and South Dingle bay.
LONDON, May 19. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) London spent the day
in tense excitement and suspense wait
ing the result, of Harry C. Hawker's
bold attempt to fly 1850 miles across
the Atlantic, and after a day of an
xious inquiries and unverified ru
mors and speculation, the fate of the
pilot and his navigator, Mackenzie
Grieve, is still unknown.
A Sopwith machine, supposed to be
Hawker's, according to an admiralty
wireless report, descended to the sur
face of the ocean 40 miles west of the
mouth of the Shannon. Later admir
alty reports said that this information
was considered unreliable.
Gasoline Thought Gone.
Early, unverified reports were that
the Sopwith machine encountered a
gale which reduced its speed to 40
miles an hour and finally compelled
it to descend owing to exhaustion of
Crowds of people waited the day
long at the Brooklands airdrome,
where Hawker learned to fly, believ
5ng that the aviator would make his
landing there, although experts had
expressed ; the opinion that Hawker
would unlikely be able to fly there.
The fate of Hawker and Grieve can
not be definitely stated, and tonight
it is impossible even to assert that the
machine found at sea is Hawker's.
The weather off the Irish coast
Monday was boisterous, with rain and
Ships Search Ocean.
The admiralty has sent out all
available ships to search for the avia
LONDON, May 19. (10:55 P. M.)
' A wireless dispatch to the admiralty
from the Castletown station says:
"Sopwith machine down in latitude
52:30 north, longitude 11 w-est, which
is about 40 miles west of the mouth of
It is reported that Hawker is miss
A" dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph from Londerry reporting Haw"
ker as missing says destroyers have
been ordered to sea to search forhim;
LONDON, May 19, (10:20 P. M.)
. The British-admiralty has received
a wireless message that Hawker's ma
chine was found in the sea 40 miles off
Ivoop Head, at the mouth of the River
Shannon. It is not known whether
Hawker was found.
Machine Is Found.
The admiralty statement adds that
Hawker's machine had been picked up.
Loop Head is the most western point
of County Clare and is on the south
central - part of the western coast of
Ireland. The entrance to the River
Shannon is guarded by Loop Head on
the north and Kerry Head on the
south. Loop Head is about eight
miles west of Limerick, which is
about To miles north of Fermoy where
.(.Concluded on rage . Column
Clifton Bush Dies Few Hours After!
He Gets Job With Firm . in
Instant death in an elevator accident,
which crushed his skill and sent his
body whirling- to the basement from
the sixth floor, was the fate of Clifton
Bush, 35, employed in the stockrooms
of the Wittenberg-King company,
Blake-McFall building, yesterday after
noon. Bush was employed yesterday morn
ing: by the company to assist in un
loading trucks and storing- goods. He
was on the fifth floor when E. C.-Stowe,
a driver, of Lents, parked his truck
at the street entrance and called up the
elevator shaft for help in unloading. -
Answering that he would be right
down, if Stowe would release the safe
ty catch in the elevator which was then
at the ground floor. Bush apparently
made ready to board the car. With the
catch released, he pulled the rope and
the heavy freight elevator started up
ward. The theory of Bush's death is
that he did not understand the- mech
anism by which the slowly moving
car is halted as it reaches the floor
It is believed that he attempted to
board the car as it reached the fifth
floor, and that he cast his body across
the platform. At the sixth floor the
car crushed his skull between the floor
and the platform, tearing the top of
his head away. The body plunged to
For some days Bush had roomed at
the New Foster hotel. Third and Davis
streets. So far as ejs known he was
without friends or relatives in the city.
PORTLAND MAN PRESIDENT
Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F., of
State Meet at Salem.
SALEM, Or., May 19. (Special.) -
S. K. Watkins of Portland was elected
president of the Patriarchs Militant,
I. O. O. P., at the opening meeting of
the department today. H. L. Hubbard
of Baker was chosen as vice-president,
Clyde E. Lewis of Portland, secretary,
nd W. E. Wadsworth of Harrisburg,
treasurer. The new officers were in
stalled during the afternoon meeting.
The Grand Encampment will open
tomorrow in the hall of representatives,
Capitol building, nearly 2000 delegates
and visiting Oddfellows and Rebekas
are in Salem for the grand lodge ses
sion, which will close Friday evening.
STEAMER STOCK BOUGHT
Young Harrlman. Acquires Interest
. in American-Hawaiian Fleet.
HONOLULU, T. H., May 10. (By
Mail.) Information has reached here
that William Averill Harriman, only
son of the late E. H. Harriman, has
purchased 10,000 shares of etock in the
American - Hawaiian Steamship com
pany. The particular block of stock
has been owned for many years by the
Mexican government. The amount in
volved is about $6,000,000. The Amer
ican-Hawaiian fleet consists of IS
steamers, five having been lost in the
war and seven having been sold to the
LISTER TAKEN TO SEATTLE
Governor Will Receive Treatment at
SEATTLE, May 19. Governor Ernest
Lister, who has been ill for several
months, will be brought to Seattle to
morrow for treatment. Arrangements
have . been made at a local hospital
whereby accommodations will be given
the governor on the first floor.
iJr. D. C. Frick, Seattle, recently dis
charged from the army, will attend
Governor Lister. Dr. Frick spent to
day at Olympia making arrangements
to bring the governor here.
I. W. W. WILL ASK BONDS
Petitions of 5 7 to Bo Presented to
V. S. Court of Appeals.
CHICAGO, May 19. Bonds will be
asked for the remainder of the I. W. W.
who are in Fort Leavenworth peniten
tiary, according to their attorney. Otto
Clirlstianson. today.- He said he would
appear before the United States court
of appeals some time this week and
petition the fixing of bonds for 57
Bonds have been fixed for 37 of the
I. W. W.
MARE ISLAND FORCES CUT
Half of Present 'Jarrison Given
Orders for Sea Service.
VALLEJO, Cal., May IS. Orders re
ducing the enlisted force at Mare
island, exclusive of the training camp
from 40u men to 200, were received
today from tne navy department at
Washington. Men detached from here
were assigned to sea duty.
The destroyers Ingraham and Kilty
will leave Mare island Tuesday for At
lantic waters, it was announced.
PICKETING JS PUNISHED
Chicago Judge Distributes Penalties
for Violating Injunction Order.
CHICAGO, May 19. Seventeen strik
ing machinists, members of the--Inter
national Association of Machinists, were
fined an aggregate of $2200 and two
men were sent to jail for violating an
injunction order restraining them from
picketing the buildings of the Excelsior
Motor company here by Judge Denis E.
Sullivan in the superior court today.
Now in Session.
REPUBLICANS AGAIN TTROL
Gillett of MassarVIetts Made
LONG SESSION PROMISED
President AVilson Cabled Message to
Be Read Today; Routine Mat
ters Occupy Opening Day.
WASHINGTON, May 19. The 66th. or
"reconstruction" congress, called into
extraordinary session by President
Wilson from Paris, convened -t noon
today and republican majorities in sen
ate and house organized both bodies.
Representative Gillett of Massachusetts-
tv as elected speaker of the
house over Representative Champ
Clark of Missouri, democratio candi
date, and former speaker, by a vote of
227 to 172.
Senator Cummins of Iowa, the re
publican candidate, was chosen presi
dent pro tempore of the senate over
Senator Pittman of Nevada, democrat.
4 7 to 42. Several democrats were ab
sent but all republicans were in their
seats, two withholding their votes.
Republicans A grain Control.
The republicans of both sides also
elected full slates of other officers and
thus, for the first time since; 1911. re
turned to control of the American na
Routine affairs of organization com
prised the' opening: day's proceedings,
both bodies adjourning until noon to
morrow, when President Wilson's
cabled message will be read separately
In the senate and house. Jhe senate
today concluded its session in BO
minutes and the house in two hours
and 20 minutes.
There was no outward evidence in
the initial proceedings of the enormous
amount of work ahead. The peace
treaty with Germany, including the
league of nations covenant, the Au
trian treaty and the proposed conven
tion ror protection of France, are not
expected before next month. All hold
promise of dramatic debate.
Appropriation Billa First.
Appropriation bills which failed in
the filibuster last March will be rushed
immediately in tho house. Chairman
Good of the house appropriations com
mittee called a meeting for tomorrow
to begin work on the general deficiency
Legislation dealing with railroads.
telegraphs and telephones, woman suf
frage, prohibition, repeal of the luxury
taxes and other pressing subjects are
promised in the van of important eco
nomic and reconstruction questions.
This legislation is expected by leaders
(Concluded on Pace 3. Coiumn 3.)
IF YOU THINK YOU
; : 1!
T . .........CtTtllt.Tl.l...!
OTficers, Employers and Agents Per
petually' Enjoined From Pilfering
News of World Organization.
NEW YORK. May 19. The suit
brought by the Associated Press
against the International News Service
in the United States district court came
up on the calendar today and a decree
was entered for the complainant.
This suit was instituted by the Asso
ciated Press to restrain the Interna
tional News Service from taking the
news of the Associated Press from its
members or newspapers published by
them, and using or selling the same. A
preliminary injunction was granted by
Judge Augustus N. Hand of the United
States district court July 7. 1917, which
has recently been sustained by the su
preme court of the United States. In
view of this decision, the International
News Service did not press its defense
but consented to the entry of the final
decree, which grants a perpetual in
junction in the same terms as the pre
The final decree perpetually enjoins
the International News Service, its of
ficers, employes and agents from tak
ing, appropriating or selling any news
received from or gathered by the Asso
ciated Press or their employes or from
any bulletins issued or newspapers pub
lished by such members.
600 SOLDIERS DUE TODAY
Camp Lewis Authorities Planning
Reception of Men.
CAMP LEWIS, Tacoma, May 19.
Camp authorities today are making
plans to receive 600 men from overseas
tomorrow, when they arrive in two
special trains from New York. The
men are members of the 77th (Metro
Some of them were trained at Camp
Lewis for service with the 91st, and
were transferred before going overseas.
Others were transfered from the 40th
division in France. All the coast and
northwest states are represented In the
SEATTLE STRIKE AVERTED
Carmen Get Eight-Hour Day and
. Time and a Half for Overtime.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 19. Possibil
ity of a strike of Seattle's municipal
streetcar employes was believed . to
have been eliminated today by the
passage of an ordinance by the city
council granting- the men's demands
for an eight-hour day and time and
one-half pay for overtime work.
As the ordinance was made effective
May IS, the council appropriated $5000
to make back payments of overtime.
CUT IN COURSE PROMISED
Three Years Instead of Four at West
WASHINGTON. May 1. Recom
mendations of the general staff that
the course of instruction at West Point
be reduced primarily, to three years
were approved today by Secretary
The cTiange is expected to go into
effect with the next class, but no
change from the present entrance re
quirements will be made.
CAN WEAR THAT PILLOW YOU'RE
Once 'Heroic' Figure Now
NONE DOES HIM REYERENCE
Scorned Deserter 'Lacks Stat
ure for a St. Helena.'
ALL 'GLORY' SWEPT AWAY
But Pity and National Pride Would
Be Recruiters for Kaiser Tried
Before Enemy Court.
BT MAXIMILIAN HARDEN.
(Copyright bv the New York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
BERLIN, May 18. (Special Cable.)
"William is going to get it in the neck
now." A non-com. of the hireling army
says this to a sailor near me. showing
the paper with a report that William
Hohenzollern is to be placed before an
international court as a criminal." Cig
arette between teeth, the sailor casually
glances at the paper, shrugs his shoul
ders as much as to say, "What does it
matter to me?"
This fellow often stood at rigid at
tention when the kaiser reviewed his
fleet. Joined In the three hurrahs, and
with the thousands of other sailors
looked awestruck at the all-mighty
standing on the all-highest bridge, ad
miral's staff in his fist, heroically posed
as if before the camera. Today, with
an extradition trial verdict In sight and
his majesty's sailors inwardly unmoved
where is all the mightiness of the high
est war lord, ruler of the father
where are the victor's garland an '
grace ofGod whence for 30 years he has
boasted of having received his crown?
All Glory Sweat Away
All squandered, talked away, swept
away by a flood of blood; no throne,
no frown, neither war lord nor father
of his 'country.
But even n.V- he looks heroically into
the " photographer's lens, bowed in
gloom, garlanded as befits such a time
of sorrow, yet every Inch a kaiser,
whose eye. according to the old habit,
firmly sticks to the focus of the cam
era at Brandenburg gate.
I leave the sailor and the non-com.
here. On the Pariser square was a
stage whereon William loved most to
show himself. Here, when foreign sov
ereigns came to visit, the chief burgo
master and aldermen of Berlin had to
approach his gala carriage and deliver
addresses dripping with fawning praise
and servility. Here, where his grand
father and father thrice entered as vic
tors, acclaimed by multitudes, he, too,
wanted to hold a triumphant entry.
Already, in October, 1914. a court gen
eral sent a circular to the Inhabitants
of the houses In Untor den Linden, de
manding that they place at his disposal
their street windows, for soon was ex-
(Concluded on Pace 3. Column 1.
Prlvllege of Being Sworn In Is De
nied Wisconsin Man Vntil
Case Is Investigated.
WASHINGTON. May 19. When the
name of Victor Berger of Wisconsin
was called in the house today as new
members were sworn in. Representa
tive Dallinger of Massachusetts, repub
lican, chairman of the elections commit
tee, according to & prearranged plan.
formally challenged his right to be
seated. Berger is appealing from a
war-time conviction under the espion
Speaker Gillett directed Berger to
stand aside when he appeared with his
state delegation for the oath and re
fused to recognize him when he tried
to speak as a matter of personal priv
Speaker Gillett designated the elec
tions committee, headed by Mr. Dal
linger, to consider the case.
Representative Dallinger issued a
statement pointing out that the house
is the sole Judge of its membership
and adding: a -
"If one is found unfit, because of
disloyalty, it is our duty to purge our
"Let no man who has been found
(guilty of disloyalty to our country suc
cessfully plead his rights In the house
until such time as it has been found
from impartial investigation that in
spite o such sentence hejis not guilty."
BRAZILIAN PRAISES U. S.
Consul at St. Louis Writes Refuta
tion of Pre-vlous Articles.
RIO JANEIRO. May 18. An article
written by Sevastiao Sampaio. Brazilian
consul at St. Louis. Mo., a widely-known
Brazilian journalist, is printed by the
Jornal Do Commerclo today. It pays
tribute to the people of the United
States and creates much interest be
cause of the recent published state
ments of Madeiros de Albuquerque, who
made a bitter attack upon the United
States, especially in its relations with
South American countries.
The article defends the United States'
policy towards Mexico, praises the
idealism" of President Wilson and the
people of the United States and gives a
glowing account of the development
of the United States army and navy.
HUNS MOURN 5 YEARS LATE
Foe Newspaper Says Week of Sorrow
Should Have Been in 1914.
PARIS. May 18. (French wireless
service.) The week of mourning In
Germany decreed by the government
becaus? of the terms of the peace treaty
appears to have met witn nine suc
cess. Reports are that nearly all the
music halls remained open and that in
some places the people danced au nigtii.
One bit of pungent comment comes
from the Volksblatt of Halle, which
"It is not now but on August 1, 1914,
that general mourning should have
been ordered in Germany."
CASUALTIES TO BE TOLD
Individual Deaths and Causes Or
dered by Government.
WASHINGTON", May 15. The war
department expects soon to be able to
make public by name reports of indi
vidual casualties suffered by each di
vision in France and the manner in
which each soldier met his death.
General Pershing was requested to
day to require division adjutants to
prepare and forward to Washington
reports showing these facts.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TBSTERDArs Maximum temperature 68
degree: minimum. 54 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: moderate westerly winds.
Aviator Hawker drops in sea off Irish coast.
but is reported safe. Page 1.
Ex-Ksler unworthy or trial, says Max!
milian Harden. Page 1.
Conference favors Belgium in report. Page 2.
Conditional! "No" to bo Germany's reply.
American's demands re declared to be ex
cessive. Page 7.
Winnipeg strike declared near end. Page 4.
Ninety-first division ends Its term of fight
lng on Argonne front. Page 5.
Early withdrawal of United Slates troops
from Siberia unlikely. Pago 2.
French praise . American aviators. Page 3
Mixinc clane NC-S arrives at Azores un-
. aided. Pago 1
Eixteen transports coming with 25.000 sol
diers. Page 4.
Senator Lodge finds revised league of na
tions text is still unacceptable. Page 7.
Republican agreement to enlarge steering
committee satisfactory to all. Page S.
Tear's work, already in sight for lawmakers.
Berger. convicted socialist, challenged on
entering house. Page 1.
Return of all wires to private ownership pur
poae of joint resolution. Page 6.
International news service (Hearst) per
petually enjoined from pilfering news
from Associated Press. Page 1.
Portland Reavers to opn seven-game series
at San Francisco with single dependable
Jack Dempsey takes tip training quarters
near Toledo. Page 13.
Major league results. Page 12.
Washington defeats James John high school
by 8-to-5 score. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Country faces acute shortage In rice supply.
Rains in corn belt strengthen Chicago mar
ket. Page 21.
Gains in Wall street reversed by late sell
ing movement. Page 21.
Portland and Vicinity.
City inquiry into prisoner's death at Jail
begins today. t'age xv.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 21.
Three steel ships ready for delivery. Paga 20.
Portland to contest phone rate increase-
Pr. Morrow named democratic national
committeeman. Page 22.
Moving elevator crushes head nf workman
in -BUa.a-Mv.FaIl building. t'age 1.
BO-MILE GALE WEATHERED
Big U. S. Machine With Crew
of Five Taxies Safely Into
Port, Surprising All.
60 HOURS SPENT ON WATER
Aviators, After Losing Way in
Fog, Alight on Ocean and
Travel 300 Miles.
WASHINGTON, May 19.Kear
Adrairal Jackson at Ponta Del Gada,
Azores, cabled the navy department
tonight that the American naval sea
plane NC-4, in command of Lieuten
ant-Commander A. C. Read, would
leave Horta, Fayal, tomorrow at 7
o'clock. Greenwich time, (3 A. M.,
Washington time), if weathc- condi
tions permit. A stop will be made at
Ponta Del Gada, the message said.
WASHINGTON, May 19. Mrs.
John H. Towers, wife of Commander
Towers of the seaplane NC-3 and head
of the trans-Atlantic flight squadron,
tonight received from her husband, at
Ponta Del Gada, the following; cable
"Safe and well."
WASHINGTON, May 19. After
weathering a 60-mile gale and heavy
seas, the missing seaplane NC-3, flag
ship of the American naval trans-Atlantic
flight squadron, entered Ponta
Del Gada harbor today under her own
power nearly 60 hours from the time
she was forced down by fog when al
most in sight of the Azores on tho
record-breaking flight from New
foundland for Lisbon and Plymouth,
Searching battleships and destroy
ers were scouring the seas and naval
officials had all but abandoned hope
for the safety of the flying ship and
her crew of five when warships at
Fonta Del Gada saw the plane taxyinj;
across the water headed for the flight
objective in the Azores.
Washington Is Advised.
Rcar-Admiral Jackson immediately
dispatched the news to the navy de
partment by cable, relieving the anx
iety of officials and ending the long
vigil Mrs. Towers had kept since first
news case last Saturday that her hus
band's seaplane had been lost in the
fog 300 miles from the Azores.
The story of the plucky fight the
flight commander and his men were
forced to make for two days and
nights was not expected at the navy
department before tomorrow, for of
ficials realized that the aviators must
have been almost exhausted when they
reached their haven.
With the crew safe the matter of '
greatest moment was the condition of
the plane and whether it would be able
to continue the flight to Lisbon,
epairs May Be Necessary.
No information as to this had
reached the department tonight, but
officers would not be surprised if it
were found that the ship could not
proceed without extensive repairs.
PONTA DEL GADA, May 19.
(9:20 T. M.) (By the Associated
Press.) The American seaplane NC-3
is now behind the Fonta Del Gada
breakwater. Her crew is aboard the
U. S. S. Melville.
HORTA, May 19. (Bq the Associ
ated Tress.) The NC-4 was tuning up
this afternoon preparatory for its
flight to Ponta Del Gada.
The crew of the NC-1 was picked
up by the steamer Ionia Saturday aft
ernoon after they had been tossed
about in the water for five hours in
their damaged plane. All the mem
bers were fatigued and suffering from
seasickness when picked up. The plane
is almost a total wreck.
Fog Hampers Flight.
Lieutenant-Commander P. N. L.
Bellinger, the commander of the NC-1 '
gave out a statement today in which
he told of his experience at the close
of the flight. In part the statement
"We kept to our course until we
struck the fog, when we lost our bear
ings. "We made a good landing on the
Concluded en Tags 2, column i-