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PORTLAND, OEEGOX, FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HUNS PICK ENVOYS
CROWN PRINCE MAKES
ESCAPE TO GERMANY
PEACE COXFEREXCE STIRRED
BY SEWS FROM HOLLAXD.
SENATE GIVES AID
TWO GIRLS INJURED
AS AUTO OVERTURNS
MEASURES ARE BEHIND
TO ACCEPT TREATY
V RT V TtjrTT-RVS IX JfORTH DA
MACHIXE DRIVEN BY PASTOR'S
KOTA AGAINST PROPOSALS.
48-HOUR WEEK IS
URGED EOH MEN
Industrial Welfare Confer
Dr. Mueller, Foreign Min
ister, and Dr. Bell Named.
.PEACE HAY COME SATURDAY
Report So Far Unofficial, But
Is Only News Received.
BERLIN TORN BY RIOTING
i Disorder la German Capital and Es
cape of Former Prince Viewed
With Alarm bj Allies.
T By tha AuMlitid Press.)
While oo official Information Is aa
J-et at hand regarding the appointment
r-y th German government of pleni
potentiaries to proceed to Versailles to
rlffR tha peace treaty, the latest unof
ficial advices arriving In Paris from
Germany are that Dr. Hermai.n Muel
ler, foreign minister In the cabinet of
Herr Bauer, and Dr. Bell, the minister
of colonies, have been chosen -for the
Tha time for the signing of the
treaty also is still In doubt. The Ger
man delegation, cay the 'reports, wi
each Versailles Saturday morning,
haying been due to depart from Berlin
Thursday night. There has been some
talk of the possibility of setting Sun
day as the date for the function and
Monday also has been spoken of.
Reparation to Be Asked. .
Tha allied and associated powers
have Informed the German government
that reparation will ba required for the
sinking or the German fleet in Scapa
How and also that the Individuals
guilty of this violation of the armi
stice will be tried by a military court.
Likewise reparation Is to be required
for the burning by the Germans of
several French battle flags.
Aaother warning has been aent to
. the Germans. It is to the effect that
tha German government will be held
to account for failure to withdraw
troops from the new Polish territory
and for any aid rendered the Insurgents
against the Poles in those regions.
W Kewa fros exPrtace.
No further news from any source has
teen received regarding the Intentions
rf tha former German crown prince,
who bas escaped from the quarters
where he had been interned in Holland
ainco hostilities ceased.
The escape of Frederick William
JHohenzollern is regarded in conference
circles aa having possible significance
Jn view of other recent happenings in
connection with the German situation.
Another vote of confidence has been
jrlven the new German government by
the Prussian national assembly fol
lowing a discussion of the peace situ
ation. The disorders, both In Berlin and
Hamburg, where there bas been con
siderable street fighting and looting,
apparently are on tha wane. A news
agency dispatch from Copenhagen says
J Si persons were killed In the rioting
at Hamburg. Th casualties in Berlin
have not been made public.
British Labor Asks Chaage.
Tha Briti.-h labor party, with only
M dissenting vote, in a resolution
lias called for a revision, by the league
of nations, of "harsh provisions" of the
peace treaty, whiih ape declared to bo
not consistent with tha statements
made by the allied governments when
the armistice was signed. Protest also
was made against the blockade of Ger
many and failure to Incorporate in the
peace treaty measures for tha restora
tion of Industry throughout Europe
with equality In fiscal treatment.
PARIS. June 26 Efforts were being
made today to arrange for the signing
of the peace treaty at 3 o'clock Satur
day afternoon. The council of three Is
apparently satisfied with the semi-offl
eial assurances that the Germans would
b on hand.
PARIS. June IS. Germany has been
otifled in a note aent today by the
allies that they possess the right to
punish the persons responsible for the
destruction of the German ships and to
collect reparation for the loss. The
sinking of the fleet is denounced as a
violation of the armistice and a delib
erate breach in advance of the condi
tions of peace.
When the investigations have been
completed, the note states, the allies
will exact the necessary reparation."
Tho German peace delegation bas
been informed in a note from Premier
Clemenceau that the German govern,
ment will be held strictly responsible
for unofficial support of any move
ment against Polish territory in the
territory given Poland In Posen and in
East and West Prussia. Tho text of
tho note reads:
Not la Sharp.
"Paris. June 15. Mr. President: The
allied and associated powers feel it
necessary to direct the attention of the
German government to the fact that
the Polish authorities have come into
possession of the attached official Ger
man dispatch which states that while
the German government means to sign
the peace they Intend to give unofficial
aupport by all the means in their power
to local movement of resistance to the
establishment of Polish authority In
th territories allotted to Poland In
Tos en and In East and West Prussia.
Vote Is From Towns and Village:
and Country Districts Are "ot
Yet Heard From. "
rRAvn TOKKS. N. D.. June 26.
Early neturns from Ramsey county
indicate a two-to-on vote against the
referendum measures. Nelson county
la close, the vote standing now 282 yes
and 22 no on senate bill 157.
FARGO. N. D., Juno 26. First re
port on th referendum elaction held
today In North Dakota on seven meas
ure of th Non-Partisan league.
passed by ths last legislature, show
that the vote so far received was aa
most 3 to 1 against the measure.
Th Tot Is from towns and Tillage.
nothing being heard from th rural
districts, where the league counts on
scoring heavily. The figures are from
N'ormant township, 2 to 1 against the
measures, Flnley village, almost 2 to
1 against, and four wards in Fargo,
to 1 against.
An analysis of the figure being
made at the Non-Partisan league of
fices here shows that the vote for the
league measure in Fargo averages a
10 per cent gain for the league over
that cast for Governor Frazier in the
NEWPORT VIEWS WARSHIP
Submarine Chaser Enters Yaqulna
Bay on Way to Bremerton.
NEWPORT, Or, 'June 28. (Special.)
The United States submarine chaser
SC-291, commanded by Ensign Burwell
and Ensign Hohaus, arrived at Newport
at 7:13 tonight from Coo bay. The
Taquina bay coast guard boat, com
minded by Captain Hunt, piloted the
visiting vessel Into Taquina bay. The
officers reported an uneventful voyage,
Th chaser left New York February
S and passed a month at San Diego and
another at San Francisco, and is en
route to Bremerton navy-yard. Puget
sound. The boat is only 110 feet long
and 12 feet inches beam, but came
under her own power. She carries
crew of 20 besides the two officers.
HUNS WANTED IN LEAGUE
British Labor Parly Asks for Ger
SOUTHPORT. - Eng.. June 28 Th
British labor party conference today
adopted' a resolution calling for the
speedy admission of Germany to th
league of nations and tha immediate
revision by th league of the "harsh
provisions of the treaty which are not
consistent with statements made on
behalf of the allied governments when
the armistice was made." There was
only on dissenting vote.
Another resolution adopted protested
against the lack in the peace treaty of
any adequate International control of
raw material and food.
GREEKS ADD TO FORCES
Reinforcements Sent to Smyrna to
PARIS. June 18. Greek reinforce
ments have been sent to Smyrna to
aid the Greeks there who have been
attacked by strong Turkish forces, ac
cording to advices today.
SALONIKI. June 25. Bands of Bul
garians and Turks, co-operating close
ly, are reported to have committed
serious crimes in a number of villages
in Thrace now occupied by their forces,
according to advices received by the
Athens news agency. The situation
there is said to be becoming daily more
SHIPS COLLIDE AT SEA
Steamer Searching for Sailing Boat
NEW TORK, June 27. A wireless
message from the Japanese steamer
Tsuruga Maru at 12:15 this morning
said that she had collided with a sail
ing ship, about 60 miles outside New
York, and that the sailing ship had
not been sighted sinoe. The Tsuruga
said that she was remaining In the
vicinity and searching for the missing
R. M. WILCOX WINS MEDALS
Portland Captain In New York With
NEW TORK, June 26. Major Leon
Goodman. Des Moines, la.. In command
of the 109th engineers, arrived today
on board the Pastores.
Captain Ralph M. Wilcox, Fortland.
Or., was the only decorated officer on
board. He wore distinguished service
and French war crosses.
FOREST FIRE CONTROLLED
Cigar Stub Believed to Have Caused
Blaze N'car Sisters.
BEND. Or, June 26. (Special.)
Fire which has been burning in the yel
low pine timber near Sisters was under
control this morning. Supervisor N. G.
Jacobson reported today.
A cigar stub tossed into the under
brush by a camper is believed to have
caused the conflagration.
Harry Wicks Is Indicted.
SPOKANE, Wash.. June 26. (Spe
cial.) Harry M. Wicks, alleged L W. W.
and radical spellbinder, arrested Jast
spring at a hotel here in company with
Erma Lee Lamb of Portland, today was
Indicted by the federal grand Jury,
with one count charging him with
ence Favors Change.
WOOLEN MILLS ACCEPT PLAN
Music Demonstrators and Ele
vator Operators Hit.
NIGHT HOURS PROHIB'v"
Theater Ushers and Cli. .- .stand
Girls Alone Excepted From Pro.
visions of Rulings.
Elimination of th provision which
permits woolen mill to employ women
n execs of 48 hours each week, or nine
hour In In any on day; alteration In
th classification of sheet music dem
onstrator to prevent their employ
ment after C o'clock F. M.: similar
action with reference to women eie
vator operators, and recommendations
that there be no change In regulations
governing women usher In theaters,
or women worker at cigar stands In
hotel lobbies, and no change in the
present orders relative to on day of
rest in seven, featured yesterday's ses
sion of th Industrial Welfare confer
ence, held In tne courthouse.
Th eight-hour day and 48-hour week
will be the basis on which woolen mills
will have to operate, replacing the 10
hour day and 54-hour week, granted to
enable western manufacturers to com
pete with easterners who were operat-
ng on a 60-hour weekly basis. Action
n this regard rvas taken following a
hearing at which the woolen mills of
Oregon City. Salem. Eugene and Port
land were represented, not alone by
the management, but by eome employes
Womn Seek Longer Day.
E. L. Thompson of the Portland
Woolen Mills entered objection to the
Ight-hour day on ths grounds that em
ployes now, by their own choice, are
mployed eight hours and 42 minutes.
with a half-holiday on Saturday. Sim-
ar conditions prevail at the Oregon
City Mills, according to J. Collie, super
intendent. Whether employes should be per
mitted to work longer, hours lor a
fewer number of days, or be employed
shorter number of hours on all work-
ng days of the week, was a question
put to the conference by the mill rep
resentatives, who said hours now in
ffect are governed wholly by the em
ployes, who recently voted for the
Mri May Get Places.
A change to conform with desires
f ths conference, representatives
pointed out, would not affect the work-
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I sS"' riGE-T OUT OF I
Frederick William Hohenzollern
Breaks Away From Island.
PARIS, June 26. Frederick William
Hohenzollern, the former German crown
prince, has escaped from Holland and
made his way Into Germany.
News of his escape caused a consid
erable Btir-In peace conference circles.
While it Is not felt that he Is a figure
around which the reactionaries and
mrnarehists would" gather enthusias
V nevertheless his act Is regarded
',gr event or considerable significance
iew Of Dthar RortTon railrrinn.
"tlal reports that the former German
crown prince and also probably the
former emperor would attempt to re
enter Germany after the signing of the
peace treaty were received recently by
government officials here. This became
The former German crown prince was
interned by the Dutch government on
the island of Wierlngen and If he pre
serves his status as a soldier the opin
ion of International law authorities
hero Is that The Netherlands govern
ment may be held accountable for his
escape. Officials said one effect of the
escape undoubtedly would be to cause
the authorities of Holland to renew
precautions to prevent the escape of the
former emperor. It was assumed that
the former crown prince either must
have had encouragement from Germany
to believe that the government world
refuse to surrender him for trial or that
a coup d'etat was In contemplation In
volving the conservative elements and
officers of the army.
CANADA TO RAISE REINDEER
Inquiry Made Concerning American
Herds in Alaska.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 26. Request
for Information relative' to the herds
of reindeer the American government
has fostered in Alaska for the benefit
of the natives there has been received
by William T. Lopp, head of the Alaska
division of the bureau of education,
with offices here, from Arthur
Meighan, Canadian minister of interior.
Canada, Meighan says, is planning
to carry out the suggestion made by
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, arctic explorer,
for converting ths arctic and sub
arctic regions of the dominion Into a
great area for the raising of reindeer.
Stefansson maintains that reindeer
could be profitably raised for the mar
ket. . . i
HIGH PRICE PAID FOR WOOL
300,000 Pounds Sold at Condon.
One Lot Brings 55 Cents.
CONDON, Or., June 26. Many buyers
were present at the wool Bale today. A
total of 300,000 pounds was sold at
prices ranging from 50 to 65 ? cents.
The principal buyers were The Dalles
Scouring Mills, Hallowell, Jones & Don
aid, Simmons & Pierce and the Amer
ican Woolen company of Lawrence,
William Kettle's clip of 21,000 pounds
brought 65 cents, the highest price
ever paid in this state.
HE ISNT APT TO GET VERY FAR.
Appropriation Is Increased
$700,000,000 IS AVAILABLE
Outlook for Coast Yards Now
Held Much Brighter.
OPEN . CONTRACTS HALTED
Fear That Small Yards Win Destroy
Market Is Shared by Hnrley
OREGONTAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 26. Prospects for the
shipbuilding Industry of the Pacific
coast and elsewhere were greatly im
proved today by the action of the ap
propriations committee of the senate in
increasing the shipping board appropri
ation from the 8276,000.000 allowed by
the house to 8491.000,000. "
This was the full amount asked by
Senator Jones of Washington, who cal
culated that this sum, with unexpended
balances in other funds and money re
alized on the sale of ships, will give the
shipping board between $700,000J)00 and
8800,000,000 for carrying, out the ship
Open Contract Halted.
As the result of an understanding be
tween Chairman Edward N. Hurley of
the shipping board and Harrison S.
Robinson, representing the Pacific
coast shipbuilders, the house commit
tee on merchant marine and fisheries
ordered the Jones bill freeing American
shipbuilders from shipping board dom
ination in the matter of foreign con
tracts to lie on the table.
Chairman Hurley said that there
should be no such legislation at this
time because it would interfere with
the successful sale of ships that is now
going on. Mr. Robinson, for the Pa
cific coast builders, said that condi
tions had changed somewhat in the last
two weeks and that the interests of the
shipping board and of the shipbuilders
have become identical. , He therefore
agreed to having the bill go over for
a time, saying, however, that the legis
lation might be urged a little later.
Slashed Price Feared.
In explaining the reasons why the
legislation should not be adopted at
this time Chairman Hurley said that the
shipping board will approve contracts
for foreign account where they do not
interfere with the board's plans and
prices. He said the board desired to
help American shipbuilders, but pointed
out the necessity of protecting the
standard yards from those which spring
up suddenly, to meet a war demand
and which, in their present desperation,
are inclined to jump.into the market
and offer to do business at prices that'
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Car in Which Elizabeth Stansfield
and Frances Fisher Rode With 3
Boys Bounces Over Curbing.
Miss Elizabeth Stansfield, 19, daugh
ter of Rev. and Mrs. Joshua Stansfield
1195 Fairfax boulevard, and Miss
Frances Fisher, 17, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Fisher, 6S0 Tillamook street,
were Injured seriously about 5 P. M.
yesterday by the overturning of an
automobile driven by Miss Stansfield
on Arlington Heights at Kingston street
and Fairfax boulevard.
Both girls are In the Good Samaritan
hospital. .Miss Stansfield's skull may
be fractured. Miss Fisher's right ankle,,
The girls and three boys had been
auto riding on Arlington Heights in
a machine owned by Charles E. Dant,
825 Alameda drive. Miss Stansfield, it
is said, was driving at a high rate or
speed as she approached the turn. The
car bounced over the curbing of King
ston street, across the sidewalk and
struck a pile of boulders between the
sidewalk and the City park.
The force of the collision with' the
rocks reduced the automobile to junk.
R. C Linton, patrolman, who investi
gated the wreck, said the machine had
turned over endwise, and then had
rolled over sidewise once, in the direc
tion of the park. The car, a seven
passenger machine, stopped with a big
boulder sticking up between the front
The three boys Thomas Dant, 18, of
Alameda drive; Ray Brooks, 17, of 425
West Park street, and Jack Merrill, IB,
of the Trinity apartments escaped
without injury. Young Dant is the son
of the owner of the automobile, and
according to Patrolman Linton, had
taken it from the garage in disobedi
ence to his father's orders.
Miss Stansfield had not recovered
consciousness at a late hour. Her
father is pastor of the First Methodist
Miss Stansfield is a graduate of Lin
coln high school, and for the past year
has been a kindergarten teacher at the
Portland Social Center. The auto party
had called for her at her home just
a few minutes before the wreck.
Miss Fisher is a student at Jeffer
son high school. She and Miss Stans
field are old acquaintances. C F.
Fisher, the girl's father, is with the
Pacific Building & Loan works.
BLOCK OHIO FIGHT, PLEA
Representative Randall Terms Will
ard and Dcmpsey Slackers.
-WASHINGTON. June 26. A resolu
tion requesting the governor, of Ohio to
prevent the "threatened desecration of
the nation's birthday" by a prizefight
between Willard and Dempsey at "To
ledo, O., July 4 was introduced today
by Representative Randall, prohibition
ist of - California.
"One of the participants in this pro
posed fight," Mr. Randall said, "en
gaged in a similar fight a few years
ago. with Jack Johnson, a fugittive from
justice, who has confessed that he was
bought off and threw the fight to his
"Why should a fight between bruiser
slackers,' who were not brave enough to
Join the war against German murder
ers, be permitted in this country?"
PARTY'S LOYALTY AVOWED
Republicans Not Opposing League,
Says Chairman Hays.
WASHINGTON, June 26. Chairman
Hays of the republican national com
mittee, conferred today with Republican!
Leader Lodge, Senator Knox, republican
of Pennsylvania, aifd other senators.
None of them would discuss the con
ference, but Mr. Hays later reiterated
that the league of nations must not be
considered a party issue and that the
country should not get the impression
that the republican party was oppos
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The Weather. ' v
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature. 63
degrees; minimum, 59 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate westerly winds.
Execution of treaty will not end difficulties
of powers. Page 19.
German crown prmce escapes from Hol
, land. Page 1.
Senate adds millions to naval appropria
tion bill. Page 6.
Effort to line up league foes begun In sen
ate. Page 2.
New opinion permits beer containing 2.T5
per cent alcohol. Page 4.
Wartime dry law is effective Monday.
Union heads to submit phone compromise.
Pacific Coast league results: Los Angeles 4,
Sacramento 1. san Francisco v, oaii
6: Seattle 4. Oakland 1; Portland 1, Ver
non 0. Page 15.
Portland Golf club tournament nears. Page
Commercial and Marine.
Barter market continue aavance at all
points. Page za.
City to lose cargo; tank space lacking.
Wooden barge A carman launched at St.
Johns. Page 17.
Chicago corn Is weaker at doe. Page 25.
Stock market improves with relaxation in
money rates. Fage .'a.
Portland and Vicinity.
Two girls seriously Injured when aute over
turns. Page 1.
Eight-hour day for women urged by indus
trial welfare conference. Page 1.
Portland welcomes Oregon boys of 148th
field artillery. Page S. , ,
Encouraging reports received in Salvation
Army drive. Page 20.
Hearing of Tyler case against attorneys en
livens court. Page 12.
County employes get salary increases.
Chicago hotel man Is elected president 'of
Greeters of America. Page 8.
Bills for Additional En
forcement Are Delayed.,
PRESENT ACT IS HELD AMPLE
Penalty for Violation Will Be
Enforced, Is Belief.
DISBANDING ARMY FACTOR'
Wilson, by Proclamation, After De
mobilization Could Permit Saloons
to January 16, 1920.
WASHINGTON, June 26. Wartime
prohibition will become effective .next
Monday at midnight without enactment
meanwhile by congress of additional
legislation for its enforcement. .
Out of a maze of confusing develop
ments, this fact stood out clearly to
day with the decision of the house Ju
diciary committee, charged with the
duty of preparing and submitting en
forcement machinery, to report three
bills in one, each standing on its own
legs, and capable of holding its own
in the event the others were made In
valid by. congress or the courts.
Present Penalties Ample.
Chairman Volstead, of th committee,
declared tonight there was no possi
bility of the passage of the joint meas
ure before July 1, but there existed
ample means of enforcement and ample .
penalties, for violation of the wartime
act. The full and explicit definition of
intoxicating liquors any beverage or.
product containing more than one-half
of one per cent alcohol set by the bu
reau of Internal revenue left no doubt,
he said, as to how the courts would
construe the law or deal with offenders.
No attempt was made by prohibition
members of the committee to conceal
their satisfaction in having ordered th
three bills sent to the house so as to
prevent more than one fight. Some
members intimated that title one, the
war-time-enforcement measure, would
still be unpassed when actual war
time prohibition was declared ended. It
was pointed out by others that the law
made it mandatory on the president to
say when demobilization was completed.
which would automatically permit sa
loons to resume operations until Jan-
uary 15, when constitutional prohibi
tion will become effective.
Aetlon by Wilson Expected.
Members of the judiciary committee
said it was Inconceivable that demobil
ization would be delayed beyond the.
middle of January. While they did not
look for action by the president this
week or next, the general view was
that with the signing of the treaty
by Germany and the government as
surance of speedy demobilization, issu
ance of the president's proclamation
ight not be held up longer than Labor
day at the latest.
Indeed, It appeared to be the opinion
among many members or tne nouse
that saloons in cities where the sale of
liquor is permitted, may be serving
drinks much 'sooner than the public
BUI Ha Three Part.
As the prohibition'enforcement meas
ure finally is put in shape for the house
It will be divided into three parts, or
titles, first, general enforcement of
wartime prohibition effective on Its ap
proval; second, constitutional prohibi
tion; third, regulations for the manu
facture of industrial alcohol, the latte?
two effective Jan. 16, 1920. ,
For the first part the committee de
cided to substitute bodily the bill In
troduced yesterday by Representative
Gard, democrat of Ohio, .his being the
measure prepared last winter by Mr.
Gard. Chairman Volstead and Repre
sentative Whaley of South Carolina.
It stands alone and its provisions are
less drastic than the constitutional bill.
Voltead Measure Draatlc.
Title two Is the straight Voltead bill.
Indorsed by anti-liquor organizations
and regarded as the most drastic meas
ure of the kind ever put before con
gress. Title three, the Dyer bill, re
lates to Industrial alcohol, its manufac
ture and regulation.
In one respect the agreement of
members as to the policy to be adopted
today changed overnight. When If
came to a straight vote on the proposal
by Representative Walsh, republican,
of Massachusetts, to report out the
Gard bill separately,' the committee re
fused, 10 to 8. A moment later it voted,
10 to S, to substitute the Gard measure
bodily as the wartime enforcement plan
and to bunch all three bills.
Minority Report Expected
The fact, however, that tho commit
tee finally reached a definite agree
ment as to procedure does not mean
that a solid front would be shown In
the house, for it was'said tonight that
a minority report would be submitted.
Just what this was members declined to
state, but it was reported that anti
prohibition members would attack pro
visions in the constitutional prohibition
measure and others would attempt to
exempt light wines and beer from oper
ations of the wartime act.
"The house is drier than the commit
tee," as some members expressed it,
which was taken to mean that ther
would be no let-down and that while a
fight was to be expected on the general i
enforcement law, the radical provisions
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violation of tha Mann act..-