Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 14, 1919, Image 1

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VOL. jLVIII. NO. 18.293
Entered at Portland fOrtroB)
Po.toffle- S-corrl-CaM Vatter.
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Return to England Made
Without Mishap.-
i Sun, Moon, Stars or Horizon
. . Hidden From Vie,w.
'Toad for Men on Dirigible Cooked
by Exhaust From Engine.
Air Causes "o Sickness.
ITLHJIM, Norfolk. England. July IX
'By th Associated Press.) Urcst
Britain's mammoth trans-Atlantic sir
pioneer, th dirigible R-34. arrived at
th air station her at o'clock.
Greenwich msn time, today, com pie t
lng her round trip from the British
Isles to th United States and return.
Th poked her'nos out of th
clouds northeast of th villas, and
after circling th flying field three
times, slid gently to th ground and ten
minutes later was boused in th diri
gible shed.
Th voyage) from Long: Island was
without particular Incident and was
completed In approximately 75 hours.
Crews Ready to Aid la Laaalag.
As th R-34 approached th field she
dropped from a height of 5004 feet to
200 feet. Th 440 men who wer to
aid th airship In landing wer ordered
to their positions and waited silently
as th chip circled th field, dropping
lower and lower.
When Major G. II- Scott, her com.
Blander, had maneuvered the airship
Into position for th landing, th water
ballast was released to ateady her and
rope was thrown from th bow.
Th rope was grasped by eager hands
and th giant ship moved serosa the
field to th shed where th delicate
operation of berthing her was com
pleted quickly without accident.
A military band stationed on th
field played Th Call of Duty" as tb
airship began to settle and then changed
to th strains of 73'e, the Conquering
Hero Comes." As th ship waa warped
Into th shed the band played "Keep the
Horn Flrea Burning."
Attempt by Allies to Suffocate Bol
shevism in Russia and Hun
gary Is Charged.
Reaction Caused by Talk
of ex-Kaiser's Trial.
Resolution Opposing League an
Rapping England and Japan
. Adopted at Chicago.
ROME, July 13. (By th Associated
Press.) The Intransigeant socialist
bav published a manifesto proclaim
Ing a general strike July 30 and 21 as a
protest sgalnst th peace treaty, which
la denounced as "an attempt by the
allies to suffocate bolshevtsm in Rus
sia, and Hungary.
- T- 1 IT - - will A. M V .
J I r 1 1 i h i . i i I or
wise." th. manifesto saya. "Workmen of VVIineim U6IS IMO dympaUlY in w)
England also will show their intention
to bring to bear the powerful action of
their trade onions, workmen in Bwtt
serland. Holland, Denmark and Sweden
will loin In th movement. Thus the
flaa- of th international will be un
furled against the new premedlated
crimes of the bourgeolse.'
The manifesto also was signed by th
general confederation of labor.
The socialist-Italian union, comprts
r mora moderate elements, baa pub
lished another manifesto agreeing to a
general strike, but warning workmen
that th English proletariat does not
Join in th strike. The manifesto states
he strike in Franc la a protest against
he high cost of living and not in be
half of Russia and Hungary.
CHICAGO. July 13. An audience of
SO. 000 persons, it was estimated, today
heard Eamonn de Valera. "president of
the -Irish republic" appeal for aid and
recognition of Irish independence, at
an open air meeting held at the Chi'
cago National baseball park.
The crowd was enthusiastic but some
of the spectators indulged in hissing
hen the names of President -Wilson,
Vestern Canada, Invitee 20,000
American Manufacturers, Leaders.
CALGART. Alta July 13. Western
Canada will hold an Industrial con
gress at Calgary. Alberta, and other
cities August 11-1. Over 30.000 Amer-
lean manufacturers and Industrial lead
ers have been asked to attend. - Offi
cials of th congress expect 10,000 to
attend from Canada and the United
Samuel Gomoers. president of the
American Federation of Labor: Robert laity' pouring forth
Dollar, San Francisco steamship man;
Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer,
and Premier Borden of Canada are ex
Premier Lloyd Georga and Sir Edward
Carson, Irish Unionist leader, were
mentioned. Persons on the speakers'
platform, however, soon stopped those
Mr. De Valera expressed confidence
that Americans sympathized with the
Irish independence movement
hoped that the American government
would recognize "the de Jure govern
ment of Ireland."
Frank P. Walsh and Edward
Dunne, members of the delegation sen
by Irish societies in America to pre
sent to the peace conference a petltlo
for settlement of the Irish question,
a n A Xfaunw TX7IUI.,.-. Hal. TKnmncinn rt
"1W ... t r'UI -.1 ,
Tlsbea by arrangement.) I visn reierrea lo rreniwr xioyu
BERLIN, July 13. (Special cable.) George as 'the trick mule of Great
An undercurrent of monarchial reaction Britain" whose actions, he said, nobody
is setting in strong among the German I could forecast..
people, particularly In the provinces. Resolutions that congress be urged
i-remier Lloyd George has proved the to "recognize the Irish-republic as now
Dest press agent the former kaiser ever established" and to establish trade re
naa. not excepting A.ari Kosner. lations with Ireland for the benefit of
Talk of New Ruler.
Improvement of Food Renews Fight. I
lng Spirit and Predictions of
- Early "War of Liberation.'
At no time during th war or the American commerce and labor, and
peace has the ex-kaiser been mentioned -tronelv onnosln the league of ...
.o onen or so continuously m u. were adopted with enthusiasm.
man press aa he is today.
Every edition contains alleged news
from London about "the- kaiser's trial.'
No serious wave of popular sympathy
for the former kaiser has resulted thus
far, expressions of sympathy and loy
chiefly from the
nationalists. The German people still
consider the ex-kalser as a "basbeen,
and even the staunchest loyalists do not
pected to be among the ipukere. -,, ,, . K .
Friendly relations exist. between pect him to come back.
Canada and th United States will be
strengthened by the congress. It is be
lieved. The congress. It Is expected.
Ill be the greatest of its kind ever
held in Canada.
Old Monarchy Is Discussed.
Bat while the bulk of the German
people are not particularly Interested
In the ex-kalser's fate, yet the news
The league. It was declared, would im
pair American sovereignty and would
imperil the constitution, destroy the
Monroe doctrine and would guarantee
the "world supremacy of the two re
maining despotic empires of the world.
Great Britain and Japan."
The' degree of doctor of laws was
conferred -.upon Mr. De Valera at De
Paul university this morning. He plans
to confer-tomorrow with local bankers
concerning the proposal to issue Irish
republic bonds. At 7 P. M. he will de
part for San Francisco.
Sfea of Crew Welcomed Hasae.
The tlreo. unshaven, but smiling men
rho composed the crew quickly climbed
from the gondola and were greeted
warmly by th officers and soldiers
gathered on th field.
"Th voyage home has been without
Incident," said Major Scott. "We want
After breakfast and while enjoying
th belated luxury of his little black
pipe, smoking not being permitted on
the ship. Major Scott told the story of
th return flight as follows:
"W estimated we would make it In
from TO to 30 hours." he said. "v
mad it in 75. When we left we had
m strong wind behind us and we covered
the first (00 miles in about eight hours.
.When w circled over New Tork we
could plainly ae the crowds on Broad-
?wsy waving to us as we psssed. but
w could not hear them because of the
dots of the engines.
Head VJ lada Arc Eaeoaatered.
"South of Newfoundland we en
Countered bead winds and our progress
from then on was slower. We traveled
at an average height of from 3000 to
4000 feet and found much low clouds
and fog. Once we saw nothing but fog
for 34 hours.
"We struck Ireland at Cllfden and
fnads good progress from there, al-
t hough our steering engine broke down
Katurday morning. We left with 4S00
gallons of gasoline and had 1000 left.
"We ar naturally pleased with the
trip, all of us. I expect Important
changes In th sis and speed of future
airships big ships that will travel TO
to 10 miles an hour and powerful
nough to crawl through anything.'
"This has been a great trip." said
Colonel W. N. HensleyJr. of the United
States army air service, as he climbed
out of th car and shook handa with
th British officers.
Craft Last Oa Day la Fete
We wr lost on whole day because
th fog was so thick we could not get
s shot at th sun. moon, stare or hori-
son. but w worked out of it and struck
th Irish coast. W were passing over
th Isle of Man about 3 o'clock this
morning and then, mounting above the
clouds, witnessed a most beautiful
sight. Above was the bright moon; the
low. soft, fleecy clouds touched with
all the colors of the rainbow, and far
down below occasionaly could be seen
th dark. dep blue of the sea. But w
did not bav time to admire th beauty
rf th scene.
"W soon passed over Liverpool and
then other cities and towns, and her
w arc W suffered no hardships and
to inconveniences except that we had
no hot water for shaving. Our eggs
wer cooked in the exhaust of the en
gines, and w had plenty of other good
food and coffee, tea and cocoa to drink.
No on suffered from air aickness and
while th sea below was tossed by a
49-mll gale, we wer moving along In
comfort on aa even keeL
Reawlar iln Predicted.
"Regular airship servic between Eu
rope and America la bound to come
ad soon."
Th members of th crew were
eagerly surrounded by friends who
w-re waiting at the airdrome. George
- ( I,,..- - .- .fiol his Drobable trial has set the uer-I
the province of Alberta, commencing at I man people talking about "the good old I FRAUD '
Medicine Hat and ending at Banff, a I peace times under the monarchy." with I
noted health resort of the Canadian whichthe republican reign Is contrasted state Scaler Tells of Fraudulent
Rocky mountains.
Carload Minimum Set for Proposals
for Surplus Slocks. '''-"'
WASHINGTON. July 13. Prices at
which surplus stocks of canned and
cured meats held by the war depart
ment will be sold to municipalities were
announced yesterday as follows:
Corned beef from 33.60 per dozen
cans to 3:4, dependent upon sizes ana
Roast beef, "from 13.43 per dozen cans
of ona-pound each to 326-40 for six
pound cans.
Corned beef hash, 31.7s per dozen
cans of one-pound each and 94-80 for
two-pound cans.
Bacon In crates. 34 cents a pound.
In 13-pound tins, 36 cents a pound.
These prices are about :o per cen
less than the cost to the governmen
Proposals must be for a minimum of
one carload.
most unfavorably. So many people are
beginntng to talk openly about "our
new kaiser and without mentioning
names, a revived monarchy idea la un
doubtedly gaining strength and con
verts even among the democrats.
While) no names or candidates for fu
ture Imperial honors are mentioned
openly, the Hobenzollern stock Is un
doubtedly going up again. Some shrewd
observers would not be surprised to see
a serious attempt to restore the mon
archy within the year.
Old Flaa; Retained y Some.
There is strong, but silent, monarch
ial sentiment within the pivotal center
party. With equal stubbornness many
Germans cling to the old black, white. , American Intervention Jfot Welcome
red flag and refuse to acknowledge the
Tester Taking Fees.
SALEM. Or., July 13. (Special.) The
state sealer, of weights and measures
today Issued a second warning to per
sons living in Central Oregon regard
ing- th preaonce- in tnar Fectlonr" of
man representing himself to be con.
nected with the eealer's offipe. It Is
said that the man is repairing and test
ing scales, for which he is charging a
This work Is vested in district seal
ers throughout the state, and no fee is
charged by the department.
Hungarian Communist Leader Told
to Observe Armistice.
PARIS. July 13. The allied and as
sociated powers today Joined In a wire
less message to Bcla Kun. Hungarian
communist foreign minister, declaring
they cannot enter into a discussion
with him until he has carried out the
conditions of the armistice.
The supreme council In Paris on Fri
day discussed with Marshal Foch and
representatives of the Czech and Jugo
Slav governments the question of com
blned military action against the Hun
garlan communist - forces. The Hun
garians have been slow in carrying out
the terms of the armistice which re
sulted in the Czech. Roumanian and
Jugo-Slav armies stopping their ad'
vance on Budapest several weeks ago.
Valuable Motion Picture Improve
ments Are Destroyed.
SAN RAFAEL, CaL. July 13 Fire
which last night wiped out the labora
tory here of Leon S. Douglass, Inventor
of colored motion picture photography,
caused serious loss In the destruction
of Inventions in th process of de
velopment, it was announced today.
Mrs. Victoria Douglass, wife of th
Inventor, fought the flames single-
handed before the arrival of the fire
department, and according to the fir
chief, saved the residence adjoining
the laboratory. Mrs. Douglass, whs
was overcome by fumes from the labor.
atory, was reported recovered today.
Laborers Flock From State
Mines Face Shutdown.
HELENA. Mont. July 13. Montana
coal mines face the probability of being
unable tonesume normal production
because the mine workers, mainly men
of foreign birth, ar becoming dis
couraged at lack of employment during
the summer and ar leaving, literally
in crowds, for their native lands, it is
declared in a statement today by the
Montana railroad commission.
Consumers are urged to order winter
coal now. in order to prevent the de
parture of the laborers by furnishing
them tmplojmeuu .
new colors voted by the national assem
bly. An equally suggestive symptom
is the widespread and rapidly increas
ing hatred against the French, which
will be further inflamed by the return
of German prisoners.. The idea of re
venge is Iqeradicably rooted In German
minds today. One notes the renais
sance of the German lighting spirit, too,
4nrluded on Pass 2. Column 2.)
to Southern Republic.
PARIS, July 13. (By the Associated
Press.) Intervention by the United
States in Mexico would tend rather to
complicate the situation than to ameli
orate it, according to a statement made
today by Franciscp Leon de La Barra.
former provisional premier of Mexico,
in referring to dispatches received in
Paris to the effect that American in
tervention was possible. I
Crir-0al Misuse of Funds
Ll Coast Alleged. .
Affidavits Show Foodstuffs
Carelessly Thrown Into Mud.
Former Chief Accused of TTsinj
Poor Judgment and Inefficient
. . Methods of Production. .
WASHINGTON. July 13. Affidavits
purporting to show criminal misuse of
public funds by the spruce production
division of the army air service, col
lected during the past year by the
Providence Journal, have been submit
ted to the special house committee in
vestigating war department expendi
tures and are being Investigated by a
ubcommittee of which Representative
Frear of Wisconsin is chairman.
According to a statement authorized
today by Mr. Frear, the affidavits al
Youths, Failing to Find More Prey
on Two-Hour Jaunt, Leap
Into Brush at Miln ankle.
K. L. MendenhaU, . 791 East Main
street, reported to the police yesterday
that lie had been held up and robbed
by three young men who met him on
the road near Milwaukie, ' Or., and,
after taking his money, forced him to
drive them around the country for two
and one-half hours, and to witness the
robbery of another man whom they met
during the Jaunt.
The robbers forced their second vic
tim to enter the machine and accom
pany them for a time, and finally dis
appeared in the woods about 2:20 A. M.
The second victim made no report to
the police.
. The highwaymen stepped out of the
brush on the Portland side of Mil
waukie, as Mr. Mendenhall was return
ing home about 10 P. M. Saturday.
said. They took 310 from him an
then climbed Into the rear seat of his
machine and ordered him to drive on
according to bis report. They rod
slowly around the country roads, adopt
lng a circuitous route. They met the
second victim southeast of Milwaukie
more than an hour later, he said.
Two of the robbers descended from
the car and went through the victim
pockets, while the third guarded Mr.
Mendenhall. From the second robbery
the highwaymen netted 20. They
forced the second victim into the front
seat beside Mr. Mendenhall and con
tinued the hunt.
Finding the country ' roads aban
doned, the robbers stopped the automo
bile on the bridge on the Portland side
Investigations Will Follow
Dowsey Inquest.
Attempt Made to Involve Port
land Builders in Fraud.
lege that contracts for spruce produc- of Milwaukie at 2:20 A. M.. and took to
tlon and railroad construction on the
Pacific coast were awarded under. the
cost-plus system to companies which
had no practical experience in the work,
with the result that great sums of
money were wasted. Dishonest methods
were used by the . companies, it ia
charged, to obtain larger fees from the
Excessive Cost Charged.
Charges are made," the statement
says, "that the government was sub
jected, under the cost-plus system, to a
cost of practically 3650 per thousand
the brush again, Mr. Mendenhall said.
Mr. Mendenhall said all three bandits
wore masks" of white handkerchiefs
and carried revolvers of blued steeL
Reserve Piled TJp During War
' Cut Down, by Reparations.
WASHINGTON, - July 13. Germany
increased her stock of gold during the
war, but lost 3122.000,000 between Jan
feet for spruce when private concerns I uary 1 and May 7 of this year, accord
lng to information obtained by the
federal reserve board. The loss was due
to reparations made Belgium and Rou-
mania for gold stolen fram those coun
tries and by shipments to neutral coun
tries for food.
Beginning with 3298,000,000 in gold
at the outbreak of the war, the Ger
man reicnsDansr increasea its metai.TO
perwcre carelessly thrown Into the I 3339,000,000 at..Uieend of . -131,8.
ud at the side of the road and left to I The federal reserve banks of this
In one instance,-even stoves were I country and the Bank of England in-
were procuring the same kfnd for from I
30 to 3173.
"The affidavit asserts that the waste
caused by companies in building camps
inaccessible localities ran into many I
ousand dollars; that there was an
utter lack of proper care of foodstuffs.
nd that In many cases hundreds of I
:Wlts worth of flour, lard even-pep-
ft exposed to the weather and ruined.
Colonel Dlaane Criticised.
There are affidavits alleging that
miles and miles of two-inch plank road
were built Into the forests and never
used and camps constructed where
spruce was felled but not an inch
brought out.'
Colonel Brice P. Disque, former chief
of the spruce production division
criticised in th affidavits for having
adopted wasteful methods for the pro
ction of spruce, for having used poor
creased their holdings of gold, but the
Bank of France and the Bank of Italy
showed decreases.
High Prices Predicted Until Libert
Bonds Paid Off.
WASHINGTON, July 13. Continua
tion of high prices may be expected at
least until liberty bonds, are paid oft
dgment in the lumber tracts to be Representative Osborne, republican. Cal-
worked and for having often reversed
himself in decisions. By his adoption
process of splitting logs, it is
charged, only 200.000 feet of timber was
obtained from 3,000.000 logs by one mill
d only 5 per cent of the timber was
fit for airplane stock.
ifornia, predicted today In a statement
inserted in the Congressional Record.
'There is every reason fo believe th
purchasing1 power of money will con
tinue relatively low and that the cost
of things necessary to existence will
continue, as measured by money, rela
tively liigh," he said.
berlIn cars to resume
Transportation- Settlement Effected
by Labor ' Federation.
BERLIN, July 13. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) As a . result of interven
tion by the federation of labor, a set
tlement of the transportation strike
here has been effected.
Traffic Is expected to be resumed on
Monday, after a suspension of 12 days.
Slany at Seattle Tolunteer to Testify
on. Alleged Graft by War
Construction Officials.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 85
degrees; minimum, 60 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: warmer.
France celebrates victory amid unrest
Page 3.
R-34 is safely housed after 75-hour return
trip to England. Page 1.
Socialists in Italy proclaim strike to protest
- treaty, raje i.
Treaty with Germany Is step toward new
world methods, secretary Lansing states.
' Page 3.
Loyalty to America is necessity abroad,
w. T. Ellis asserts. Page 4.
Paris restaurants target of strikers. Page 2.
Germany hopes to revive monarchy. Page 1.
National. -
Waste In coast spruce camps charged.
Page 1.
Interest In senate centers on peace treaty.
Page 2.
v Domestic.
50,000 at Chicago hear De Valera plead for
Irish republic. Page 1.
Coast shlpworkers to draft new wage scale.
Page S.
Pacific Northwest.
Dowsey murder may bare wooden-ship
scandal. .Page 1,
U. S. Marshal Jones of Idaho, former game
warden, held short in accounts. Page 4.
Loss In Brownsville fire huge. Page 5.
Pacific Coast league results: Portland 7,
San Francisco 6: Sacramento u-4, Vernon
2-0; v Salt Lake 3-8, Oakland 1-2; Los
Angeles 6, Seattle 2 (14 innings.) Page 10.
Handicap contests draw crowd to Portland
Gun club traps. - Page lu.
Men's singles open Oregon state tennis
championship.. Page II.
Portland and Vicinity.
Telephone operators and linemen pledge
mutual support, page lb.
Billy Sunday may be candidate for demo
cratic senatorial nominee. Page 8.
National Building association may convene
here in 192L Page 1.
Bryan, reaching Portland, evades all talk
on politics. Page 12.
Dr. Boyd says farewell to pastorate in
memorable sermon, page u.
Robbers force autolst on jaunt In search of
other victims. Page 1.
Officers at dinner criticise slackers. Page 16.
SEATTLB. Wash., July IS. (Special.
With the announcement by Coronor
Tiffin that an Inquest into the death of
F. A. Dowsey, federal agent investigat
ing shipping-board affairs on the Pa- '
clfic coast, who was murdered in the
Securities building May 2, would be
held Tuesday, leaders In the shipbuild
ing industry in Seattle believe that the
investigation of the crime will fall into
Insignificance in comparison with the
scandal that will arise in connection
with wood shipbuilding during the pe
riod of the war.
Many were free In their assertions
that it has been known for a long
time that all was not right with the
government department handling ship
building and they have told federal
agents in the last few-days that they
are ready and willing to take the stand
to testify as to what they know re
garding the alleged crookedness of cer
tain officials connected with the ship
ping board.
Federal agents said this atternoon
that affidavits are on file at Washing
ton, D. C, giving the names of the
men who endeavored to involve certain
Portland shipbuilders into participation
in their fraudulent practices. The probe
now in progress has narrowed to a
point where arrests may be expected
at any time. The government men re
fused to give out names of Portland
firms or indicate in any way the Iden
tity of their officers
Theft of Papers Suspected.
That Dowsey Was murdered and Im
portant papers relating to his investi
gations here stolen from his pockets
accepted by the government men
working on the case. They do not
concur with the coroner that death was
uc to apoplexy, especially, since the
finding of a blood-covered iron bar
which they allege was used by Mr.
Dowsey's assailants. An analysis of the
blood on the bar is being made for
the purpose of comparison with blood
taken from Mr. Dowsey's body. Among -the
government men working on the
case are some of the most expert fin
ger-print men, chemical-analysis ex
perts, Bertillon-measurement men and
expert criminologists.
Seattle shipbuilders declare that It Is
very probable that following the
Dowsey inquest the Investigation of
shipbuilding affairs on the Pacific coast
may be taken up by congress. That
grand jury recommendations regarding .
probe of the shipbuilding industry
ere will be made, shipbuilders say, is
practically certain.
Inquest to Last Several Days.
Coroner Tiffin is at present at Camp
Lewis with the Third Washington in
fantry. The decision of Dr. Tiffin was
made after a longconference today at
the camp with Major M. S. Game of
the shipping board intelligence depart
ment. The federal agent went out to
see the coroner, and the coroner said
the entire situation was reviewed,
though Dr. Tiffin was familiar with all
except the latest events, which, it was
Said, did not bring put much, if any
thing, that was not already known be
fore he went to camp with the troops.
Dr. Tiffin said the inquest probably
will last three or four days. Unless
some situation develops which is not
now foreseen he will not be present,
owing to his military duties. The
coroner is a lieutenant in the National
Guard medical department.
Additional Details Given.
Deputy Coroner Koepfli will go to
Camp Farwell probably Monday to take
the deposition of Dr. Tiffin, which will
be presented to the Jury at the time
of the inquest. Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney Carmody will be present at
the Inquest, it Is stated, for the pur
pose of familiarizing himself with the
testimony brought out, and to deter
mine if, in his opinion, there Is any
ground fcr the prosecutors' request for
a grand jury investigation and action,
as has been asked by Major Game.
Dr. Tiffin yesterday gave additional
details of the Dowsey case, and the
developments since the man's death.
Investigators Are Busy.
No less, than three separate sets of
special Investigators have been here
looking into the case," Dr. Tiffin said.
"As I remember it, the federal inquiry "
began about the time Mn Dowsey's
body was shipped to New Tork. Two
special investigators came here and
came to see me. These were men from
outside of Seattle. The first step waa
taken by these ien."
One set of two Investigators worked
along for a while, but failed to turn
up anything of value on the case. Dr.
Tiffin said. They then went away.
' "Were you ordered by 'any govern
ment officials in Seattle to render a
verdict of apoplexy."
"Well," he replied with a grin, per
haps 'suggestion' or 'intimidation'
would be a better description."
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