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G ? Today?Fair and warmer. Tomorrow? ? Partly cloudy. Highest temperature yes ? terday, 45; lowest, 24. F THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Washington Heiald will appreciate ,f its reader? call immediate attention to any errors in delivery service NO. _,>_1 WASHINGTON. D. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1919. ON V CENT '? * ??*?"?*???? ??? a,. KJeMs V,---! _ KtarmSew, Tws . ?roa Huns Officer Reds; Serbia Deposes King; Uprising in Germany German-Hungarian Alliance Against Entente Rumored in Geneva?Karageorgevitch Dynasty Said to Have Been Overthrown and Republic Proclaimed at Belgrade. Opposition to L?nine and Trotsky Grow ing in Russia. ? isenera, April _.?German officers from artillery attached to Field r ss_L"h_l Von M_c_ense_'s ?atff arc reorganizing the Hungarian army, which during the past month has increased from 62,000 to 100,000. This news, just brought here by travelers from Budapest, comes on the heels of the announcement that the Hungarian Bolshevist gov ernment has sent a delegation to Berlin lo conclude an alliance against the entente. At the same time it is learned the Tyrol proposes to "go red" if the Italians do not forthwith withdraw from the country. ???MM Rrpabllr PriNrlalated. Rome?. April 2.?The newspaper Vetcherni Llxt. announces the Kara? Geor^pvitrh dynasty has been de* poa??d In Serbia, and a republic* pro claimed in Belgrade, aecordingr. to a dispatch from ? gram today. Recent di*? patches have reported the radical elements in Serbia ex tremely active in preparing to selie the government. Prince George, who is only 3i years old, ha.?? been regent since the privations suffered while leading the Serbian army during the Austro ?G er man invasion compelled his aged father. King Peter, to retire from -a.ct.Te administration of the throne. fnder the plans of the Jugo-Slavs the Xara-GeorgevItch dynasty was to become the ruling house of the new empire, which waa to include Jugo slavia. Serbia and Montenegro. The founder of the dynasty was Kara-George (Black George? Petro vich. who was proclaimed commander in chief of Serbia in 1804. He was murdered in 1S1T. leaving two sons. Alexia and Alexander. The latter was choeeti reigning prince in 1S42. He was forced to abdicate in lSi.. The throne passed into the hands of the Obreno vich dynasty. When Alexander of trmt house was assassinated in 11*03. Peter Kara-Georgevitch was elected to the throne. Lraft-M Oppo-altl?? (, rar lag. I^ondon. April 2.? The Times de i lared today it has learned from tiu.->tworthy sources that opposition to 7-enine and Trotsky is growing in Rmk, Thousands of workmen in 1'eirngrad. the newspaper said, re cently passed resolutions declaring ANTI-JAP LINE IN BRITISH HOUSE Member Demands British ! Fight Beside "White Men" (Americans) in Siberia. liOndon. April 2-?A sensation wa.s j?pruni; in th? House of Commons today and a spirited discussion of the "color line" ensued, when Col. ; ? c. Wedge wood asked the govern- ? ment if it was true that American troops in Siberia refused to fight alongside Japan?.???? troops against Insurrectionary Russia forces near filagovieahtehenk. "Yes." replied War Minister Winston Spencer Churchill. "The American -onimanding officer said the force which attacked the Jap an<,s?' might prove to be composed of Insurrectionary peasants mista ken for Bolshe ?lata.'? Col. Wedge wood then wanted to know whether. In case of a differ-' enee of opinion, "we have the a?s surance that British troops will co op?r?t?? with Americans, not with the Japanese?" Cries of "Why?" came from vari ous parts of the house. , j "lie-cause they're white men!". fairly shouted the colonel. "That.*" replied the war minister.! "must be left to the discretion of th?* officer? on the spot." he added. BIG SOPWITH TO GET TRIAL Four Mechanics Arrive to Assemble British Plane. >?t. Johns. ?. K? April I.? Assem bling of the SopsA-ith trans-Atlantic riirplan.-. which reneh*-?! hero, several day? aco. i.-i bo-Ins; delayed pending th. nrrival of four mechanics Ice Tvound from March l'l until yesterolay mi the -toiimei* Kvl??. off Placentla Baj?. The mechanics have been land ed and expect to reach St. Johns to morrow afternoon. The first trial nichts of the airplane will be maole Monday or Tuesday and will be wit nessed by Governor Harris and other prominent officials. Pilot Harry Hawker and Commander Mackenzie Grieve. R. N., the naviga tor, are spending* their time seeing ', St. Johns and vicinity and observing weather conditions. RAILROAD EXECUTIVE PREDICTS PROSPERITY J. L. Edwards Believes Southern Agricultural Section Due for Boom. Memphis. Tenn.. April I.?The South is entering a period of the greatest agricultural prosperity ever witnessed in this country. J. L. Edwards, of -.Va?hinKton. manager of the agricul tural section of the United States Railroad \dministratlon. said In an -lU'lres.s ? fore the national conven tion of -lilroad agricultural repre sentative- here today. ?More than 10.000 letters a week are received by the Railroad Administra tion from Northern and Kastern men M *? prospects of getting farm? in the South.' Edwards said. We even get _*<*.i_n_s iron? foreign countries.** I_enine and Trotsky have betrayed the Id-eala of the revolution and deceived the worklngraan, and demanding; the right of free speech. ? ? rK > Murdered la Russia? Rome. April _L?The Osservatore Ro mao today published an interchange of correspondence between Pope Bene dict and the Bolsheviki regarding al leged persecution of the Catholic clergy in Russia. Archbishop .Silvestre, of Omsk, ap pealed to the Pope to issue an official ? protest, stating that twenty bishops and hundreds of priest*?* had been mur : dered and mutilated and a number ot 1 churches destroyed. The Pope sent a wlreles.??. to Premier I Lenlne. imploring hfm In the name of humanity to stop these excesses. For j eign Minister Tchitcherln replied that all Russians are equal, and accused the priests of hoarding food. New Soviet Decree. Budapest, March 31.?Tho Hun garian Soviet government today is sued several new decrees in con nection with its policv of socializa tion. New housing regnila t Ions, no adult may occup more tha one room, and families are limited to three rooms. An extra room is allotted to pro : fessional worker?, such as physi i cians, writers, lawyers and scien tists. All house rents have been ! lowered and hereafter will be col j lected by the state. All Jewels exceeding the value of $100. except watches, have been taken from the pewelers, who will receive pay for them at a rate estimated by a impeciai commission. All horses, except those used for breeding purposes, have been requi sitioned for the red army. The own ers will receive full value. Artiste and Journalists have formed trades unions. Haadrrda Killed In Germaay. l.*>ndon. April -?Several hundred | Persons have been killed In renewed ? rioting at Frankfort, an Exchange[ Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen reported today. Tho general strike in Berlin Is spreading through Germany. dashe.s have occurred between workers and troops in various cities, resulting in casualties. Indications ?are growing that the uprisings are inspired by the Spart.i cans, who are believed to be employ ing these disturbances to weaken the government, preparatory to declaring a third revolution. Tlie government has proclaimed a state of fc-eige in th?; whole of the Rhineland. defying the 50,00 miners on strike there. The situation In that region endangers food -shipment- and the coal supply, and may even effect payments to the allies for mainten ance of the armies of occupation. Release of Herr Daumig. radical leader ? harged with inciting the Spartaoun uprising in January, has temporarily allayed the general strike in Berlin. The metal work ers, however, threaten to walk out on their own initiative. Cdanter Strike Declared. Many persons were killed .and wounded In fighting with soldi?rs et Ca-Urop near Bochum ? twenty-six miles northeast of Dusseldorf.) Wurtenburg had joined tlie gen eral strike. At Stuttgart. the bourgeoisie have started a counter strike, completely paralyzing the city's industries. A counter strike by the more con servative elements also has been de clared in the Ruhr district, where troops are exercising strenuous meas ures to control the workers, ? num ber of Spartacans there have been killed or wounded and othcr-s have been arrested. The Berlin correspondent of the Times reported that "syndicalists, more extreme than the Spartacans," are fomenting a revolution in Ba varia, with headquarters at Munich. The Krupps have closed their Munich factories, throwing 4.0OO out of work. DEBATE WAXES HOT IN CHAMBERLAIN CASE Defense Objects to Admission of Report of Wilfred Webb. London. April 1?A hot debate en sued in the court-martial of Capt. Ed mund Chamberlain today over the ad missability of evidence contained in the report of Wilfred Webb, of the British war oflice. The defense objected to its admis- | sion on the ground it was argumenta tive. Extracts were quoted, showing a similarity of defects In the letter -?." said to be shown in both Cham berlain's handwriting and that in the orders describing his alleged aerial exploits. The prosecution maintained the re port was relevant, as tending to show the accused drew up ?ome of the docu ments himself. Se* Wliat Just Two Flies Will Brine to Annoy Us, Then Swat Your Best! New York. April 2?Two flies, un less annlhilaetd now. will produce 4.i?.??4.?7?.(??.()OO.0(iO.0OO of their death - dealing offspring toy the time wan weather arrives?. This authoritative computation was ??Mi today by Dr. William A. Wov ?chin. institutional diagnostician of lhe I'.ronx department of health. In appealing to the residents of the bor ou-h to dust off the: ? old ???tiara or nurc_-M aam ones. ENVOYS ALLOW ITALY'S CLAIMS, IS ROME REPORT Peace Treaty May Provide Reparation Without Nam ing Amount. LENINE MAKES OFFER Overtures to Conference Are Receiving Most Seri ous Consideration. Rome. April 2.?Tbe Popolo Re mano announced today It Irami thr Peace Conference ha? ?ettled Italian claim? favorably to Italy. 'arid \prll -?Tbe alile? Bave established martini law In Plume, according to ndvlce? re ceived bere today. Paris, April 2.?An effort is being; made. It was learned today, to In sert a formula In the peace treaty for exacting reparation from Ger many, without naming a specifier amount. Th!? formula would clear ly establish the principles on which Germany must pay. leaving to a. spe cial allied commission tho task of determining how much. The special commission, accord ing to present plans, could continue in existence over a period of years, following the Germans' financial and commercial condition and assessing damages accordingly. It would also be empowered to make an inven tory, after conclusion of peace, for the initial payment. Tho British. French and Italians are understood to be favorably in clined toward such disposition of a knotty problem. There is now before the Peace Conference a definite and concrete proposal from the Russian govern ment for cessation of hostilities, bearing Premier Lenine's signature. Ro.?? Soviet Offrra Tern?*?. Th? r?* is also authoritative Infor mation that Karl Kautsky, German radical, is now in Moscow trying to arrange a formal alliance between Germany and Ilussia. In the light of these two facts, the peace delegates arc giving more thought to Russia than th?- dally official communiques indicate. Reports made by William Bullit, special agent of the American delega tion, and Lincoln Steffens, writer and ? private investigator, are undergoing gravest consideration, as they reprc CONTIMEt? OX PACE TWO. FOIL ATTEMPT TO SEIZE ARMS Police in Pittsburgh Re spond to Riot Call of U. S. Arsenal. Pittsburgh. Pa.. April 2.?Polle? de tect lv?'S wero rushed to thn I'nited States arsenal here this afternoon in G?.?.????.<(- to a riot call. Army officer* reported thit several men were at tempting to coin entrance to the governnvent. plant. Army officials at \h<* arsenal Raid that four men who hy.d attempted to ?\#??t? the arsenal gate escaped in an automobile a few minutes before the police arrived. Following closely on the arrest last night of William Wyctok, alleged Bol shevik leader, and the subsequent rev elation of a plan to seize the arsenal here. Federal authorities regard the attempt today to enter the govern ment property as significant. T'olice. reserves were rushed to the scene and stationed about the arsenal. The uniformed guard also was in creased. LEGAL FIGHT ONJ^TING Deposed Postmaster Turns Over Office to Successor. Augusta. Ga.. April 2.?John W. Clark, who yesterday, declined to vacate his ofnc as postmaster when J. C. McAuliffo. armed with cre dentials from Washington cam?* to 1 take charge, today turned the office , over to McAuliffe as the result of ? advices received last night. It Is understood, however, that! Clark, who claims that as he was! appointed by the President he] should not be removed except at th? President's direction, intends to make a legal fight to regain the I post mastership. Clark, a Confederate veteran, was | renominated by the President for I another full term, but confirmation failed as the result of the Republi can filibuster. McAuliffe is a local newspaper man. COLD WAVF. DAMAGES CROPS IN VIRGINIA Thousands of Dollars Loss Will Result Where Trees Blossomed. Richmond. Va.. April 2.?Serious damage to crops in the eastern por tion of the State has resulted from the recent cold snap, according to one of the leading agricultural agen cies, the Southern Planter. It Is ?aid the financial loss will total thousands of dollars in sections where trees had blossomed'out. Much of the fruit crop In the higher altitude wyi be spared. It Is thought owing to the fact that trees in this section blossom late. Today tho thtymometer is 04, the coldest ever recorded here on April 2. S. 0. S. OB ReceiTetJ. The Navy Department yesterdav re. ceived an S. O. S. call from' the schooner Kdward Drake of Philadel phia, which is In distress at sea. The location waa not announced. Japanese People Stirred Against Americans by Lie Tokio, April 2.?The story is being spread among the Jap anese population of Korea that American agitation is respon sible for the movement of the Koreans to break away from Japanese rule. This false report has stirred the Japanese against all Ameri cans and hostility against the latter is growing intense. News to this effect reached Tokio from Seoul today. Three Briti*?h subjects, mis taken for American citizens, were badly mauled by a mob of Japanese. One arrest was made. LET FOCH DO IT, SAYS SENATOR Harding Suggests General Write Peace Treaty as He Did Armistice. The suggestion that Gen. Foch would write the peace treaty and ? wind it up in a hurry as he did the armistice t**rms was advanced yes terday by Senator Warren G. Hard ing, of Ohio. Gen. Foch could be depended upon, the Senator said, to guard the ?security of the United States a.i well as that of France and Great l?ritain. Senator Harding criticised the de lay at the Peace Conference and declared that it has brought the al lies apparently to the point of recognizing Bolshevism. "Not only is Bolshevist destruc tiveness to be countenanced in fal len Russia." h'* added, "but the ! world will awaken pretty soon to the fact that Germany is dominant there and has e\panded infinitely more through revolution and delay than It was cxpertcd to accomplleh hy force of arms," ii''ii?fri.u? Basin?-*?. Senator Harding declared that it ia a "dangerous business to trade on our position as a world creditor and to force Europe and America into a hasty compact to establish world interna tional ism. '* neclaring that he will make no speeche? on the league of nations un til he known definitely what tho pro posal is. Senator Harding ?aid that th?* United StcA-ea will aceffpt nothing which pot? art' end to aational aepira tions. neither will any of the other powers rep-resented In the Peace Con ference, he said. Th?* Senator aaid it would -*e ?asy for the conference to provide for a clear and unmistakable rmin-riation of international law and .?.?fnn.it all tho allied nations to its enforcement? BLAST KILLS 2 WORKMEN Several Injured in Dupont Powder Explosion. Patereon, N. J., April 2.?Two men aro known to have been killed and several injured In an explosion in the pressing room of the HuPont powder work?, near Wayne, today. The known dead are George Dun can. 31, Lincoln Park, and John He Green, Wayne, N. J. A second explosion occurred later in the grinding room but officials refuse] to give out information regarding its extent. GASOLINE WAR ENDS ABRUPTLY Standard Oil and Gulf Refining Raise Prices Simultaneously. Memphis, Tenn.. April 2.?Memphis gaso linn war between the .Standard Oil and Gulf Refining; Company, which had forced the price of gaso li no down to 11 cents a gallon retail ?nnd 9 cents wholesale, ended with? a bang today. Without the ?light est warning both companies increas ed their price to 23 cents this morn ing, the figure at which it .stood be- ] fore the price cutting scrap start-' ed three weeks ago. All filling stations were charging 11 cents lest night and all of them increased to 23 cents at the same timo this morning. Must Face Trial As "Common Scold" Newark. K, J.. April 2.?Miss Hilde gard Fuller mii.it stand trial as a "common scold," the court today de nying her counsel's motion that the indictment be quashed. An old law provides that a woman convicted of this charge must pay the penalty on the "ducking stool." Dame Rumor Says Mack And Wife Have Parted _ Los Angeles, Cal., April 2.?Word that a parting of the ways had been reached ?n the domestic life of Pauline Frederick and her husband,' Willard Mack?both prominent on the ?tage and movie screen?inter ested Los Angeles today. Mack, it was learned, Is living in a bungalow at Glendale, near here. Defeat Commission Bill. Trenton, N. J., April i?By a vote of 10 to 5, the Senate today defeated the Kdwards hill for a board of public utility commissioners elected by the people instead of appointed by the sovoornor. British Drop Censorship. London, April 2.?Tho British cen sorship will be abolished April SO, it was announced today. _ Japs Drag Korean Girls, Tied Together by Thumbs, Through Streets of Seoul California Publisher Describes Scenes of Cru elty Enacted by "Germans of the Orient," Which He Himself Witnessed. San Krancisco. April ".?Japanese ? soldlers drafting Korean girl stu dents through Seoul's street? ?the girls laahed together by the thumbs and with thongs about their necks were among eights seen by V. S. Mc Clatchey, Sacramento publisher, who returned today aboard the Bhinyu Maru. Stories of brutality that sustain Senator James D. Phelan ? description of Japan, the "Germany of the Kar East," were current in Korea, said McClotchey. Ho aroused have certain Japaneso member? of Parliament be come that dally appeals are bclrvf made by them to the government to "lift the Hd" from the Korean scandal and prevent Japan becoming a re proach among nations. McClatchey aws an eye-witnes? to the treatment of the Korean girl? by the Japanese ?gendarmes and person ally Investigated other conditions which he described in unmeasured terms. He ?aid: Honni! Together by Thong?. "In the street? of Seoul, Mr*. Mc Clatchey and myself ?aw girl stu dents, suspected of inciting rebel lion against Japanese rule. led through the street? by armed Jap anese soldiers. The girl?, some of them hardly more than children, were bound in couples by their thumbs, the lashing being tied so securely that any attempt of the victims to pull apart would have dislocated their thumbs. About their necks were leather thongs, drawn tightly into the flesh so that an attempt to escape would have meant strangulation. "Besides this personal instance of cruelty, the Korean capital was full of stories of attack? by Japanese on; Koreans in which the butts of rifles, were th*3 weapons of punishment. "The true story of Korea will never be written, for the impression prevail? among foreigners in the | Orient that Korea has already lost-* her chance of freedom. Rn serious have conditions become that even official Japan Is getting ?roused and daily interpelatlon? occur in the Japanese Parliament wherein gov ernment leaders are asked to lift the lids on Korean affairs and ex plain where Japan is earning th** detestation of other countries. "The" Japanese daily papers appear to have adopt**! a propajranda that savors of the German atrocities in ItcU Ki'im. ? very day appear detailed in stances of attacks on Japanese mer chants by Koreans, in which the Ko SPAIN ENDORSES NATIONS LEAGUE Officially Notifies Wilson s Ready to / To Covenant She Is Readv to Adhere Pans. April 2.?Spain, as the first neutral nation, has officially he? adhesion to the league of nations covenant and declared her desire to enter into the league of nationF. This new? was conveyed in a letter to President Wilson by the Span ish Ambassador in Paris. Q i none s L)e I .?eon. mad" public tonight. 1 ? declarejs Spain's adhesion to the new covenant "as far as the essentials are concerned.** and provided tha* it "will not be changed in its gen eral outlines." ?Spain reserves for herself the privilege of introducing "some changes of certain matters of detail considered worthy of spe- j cial attention." The letter adds that "at the prop- j er time his majesty's government will solicit the necessary author!- 1 za tion of the Cortes, the Spanish j Parliament, "to join in the collabo ration of the governments rep resented at the Peace Conference. by becoming a member of the so ciety of nations.'* SPAIN IN GRIP OF STRIKES U. S. and British Ambassa dors Confer on Situation. Ral brio. Ppaln. April -.?The great towns of Spain arc in the throes of serious strikes. | Fearing for the safety of their coun trymen in H?;>ain. the British and American ambassadors called upoli Premier Romanones this afternoon and had a long conference on the situa tion. At Barcelona all (raffle Is stopped by strikes. An unconfirmed rumor has it that several strike leaders have been arrested and shot. RED, WHITE AND BLUE GREETS 5,000 TROOPS Newport NewskGay with Bunting as Southern Casuals Arrive. Newport News, Va., April 2?With ! mile after mile of red. white and blue bunting and flapi of the allies pre dominating this city presented a Kay appearance when the President Grant, with more than 5.000 troops, docked here early today. Casual companies from Virginia, Georgia, Alabama. Ten nessee and Missouri were -imong those aboard. There were 76 casual officers and 6&* sick and wounded. In addition to the casual companies the following units also landed: ll'th Ammunition Train, for Camps Sher man and Taylor: ordnance and medi cal detachments of the IT.th Field Ar tillery, for Camp Sherman: Batteries C. D, E and F. 134th Field Artillery, which will be distributed amonp Camps Sherman. Taylor. Green and Grant; detachments of the 145th In fantry- for Camps Shelby, Bowie. Meade. Gordon. Green. I^ee. Taylor. Grant. Custer and I^ewt?. Detachments of the 146th Infantry, for Camps Grant and L-ewis. also were aboard. reana aro termed aggressor.?? upon peaceful Japanese subjects. Counter acting these tales, however, are dis patches appearing almost dally re ferring to heavy casual tic- among the Koreana." Jap? ActUc ta Chlaa. The activities of Japanese residents in China in connection with the dis covery of 300 China Bolshevist propa gandists at Shanghai, are under In vestigation by tho Chinese govern ment military service, according to Won* Ching Waif Chinese educator and reformer, here with the Chinase CONTIM'tD ON PAGE NINE. C. OF C. PLANS NEW BUILDING Movement on Foot to Erect Structure to Cost $1,500,000. A movement to erect a ?U.?OO.OOO building for the Chamber of Com merce here was begun at a meeting of the board of director? jn their rooms, 611 Twelfth street northwest, by the passage of a motion empowering Pres ident Robert N. Harper to enlarge the building committee in order to secure .??statistics nlative to the acquisition of land and the start of building op erations. The matter will be brought before the next meeting of the cham ber for final indorsement. P. T. Moran, former president of the chamber, started the building hall rolling by a short address. in which j he atated that it had long been the aim of the chamber to secure a large ? building for use as the commercial ! center of Washington. Fresldent Harper stated that ! knowledge was at hand of a de .n i rabie site for the building and that shortly after the completion of the proposed building two fltms needing S.O0O square feet of floor ? pa ce would be practically certain enants. Thf selection of the new ir-e m ber. for ttie blinding commute-? will be made during th?* eomipg w??ek. Tt is exported that the campaign will ? ?pen in earnest ?t the next meeting of the chamber. Rene? salary Inerease Drive. A renewed drive for adequate sal aries for members of the polier and fire departments was launched by Isaac Gana, chairman ?--f th? rom? mitt?***,, on police and fire protection. The board adopted a r-e*olutinii presented by Gana favoring ? basic minimum rate of pay of 11.200 for the privates of the fire department] and of $1.3.0 for the police depart-I meni Other recommendations contained | in the resolution were a completely I motorized and modern fire depart - \ ment, at the earliest date, ?nd ehm- ! .ration of obsolete machinery n- , hi on a* noaalble, and establish- ! ment ol a traffic court for the hear- j ing of cases incident to the in- ? creased amount of traffic now j STEEL STRIKE RIOTS RESULT IN SHOOTING - Clash Between Union Men and Strikebreakers Injures Workmen. Dover, N. J.. April 2.?Alexander Foder, steel worker, was shot and several strikebreakers were badi'" I injured by strikers who a t tempt ? d to prevent nonunion mm from go ing to work at th*? \Vhart?n Sto? ! ( Company plant here today. Itichard Flte. who was asa ialini: Frank McGoldriek in "running the j nanllet" is alleged to have itr?-.l ? the ?hot when strikers were beat-1 ing McGoldriek. Foder was shot In j the right leg. The men demand .'.?* rents per hour for an eight-hour day. reinstate- j ment of men discharged for strike agitation, recognition of the union ? and payment of wages while they arc out on strike. About K>0 of ? S00 employes arc reported to be ou*. ; STUDY UNITED ACTION TO COMBAT DISEASE Baltimore Physician Elected Vice1 President of Conference at Cannes. Cannes. France, April ?.?Fifty leading scienfists and business men of the L'nited States. Great Britain. Frame, Italy and Japan today opened an international congress, which will prepare a program for united action In combatting: dis ease. The national Red Cross so cieties will be among the chief agencies through which this work will be carried on. American representatives include Henry Davison. H?irj* Morgenthau. Col. Richard Strong. Pr. Emmet U Holt and MaJ. \Vlliam Lucas. Dr. Roux, director of the Pasteur Institute, was elected president of the congress: Dr. Machlafva. of Italy, vice president, and Dr. Will iam H. Welch, of Baltimore, chair man of the executive committee. Britain Reserves Right To Blow Up Channel Tube Ixondon, April 2.?Great Britain will reserve the ripht to flood or blow up some portion of the proposed tunnel under the English Channel in case of emergency, it was Indicated In discus sion? now under way in the parlia mentary committee which is ownslder Inc the project. The tunnel. It was decided, will be long Jointly to Great Britain and France. Work will be ?tarted ?imul t_ne_usly from both, sides. HAYS CAME, SAW, TALKED IT OVER, AND WENT AWAY Visited at Each Republican Camp, Then Washed His Hands of Both. "NO AFFAIR OF MINE" Committee to Frame Tariff Bill Which Democrats Will Oppose. Republican National chairman Will H. Hays left last night for his home in Indianapolis without any assurance that the facttoaal amone- the Republicans of the House would be settled amicably He held a Joint confercnc? today ? ith Representative Mondll. ol Wyomig. th new floor leader, and Speaker-elect Gillett. Mr. Mondeil is a staunch support' r #*f the Mann faction, while Mr. Oliteti has an nounced that h< will assist in the campaign againM domcinati'?n ol tl?? H oust: by the reactionaries. The best information ht* could aet was that present ind tea tion s were that there could be no settle ment except by vote of the caucus, 'a he light is on to a finish, the anti Msnn forces have decreed. Chairman Hays has taken th* tion that the controversy 1.- no affair of his. He haa told Represents on both sides that he would not brine to bear any pressure for a compro mise or other agreement. It is knowr.. however, that he has pointed out the necessity of harmony and unity of, action hy the Republican majority in ] Congress during the nexf mo years.' (??ferii with ! - d* t und %\aem\\er. Matters of policy and legislation needed to enable the country to suc cesefully pas-s through the struction period ?ere discussed si the conference with Mr. Mondeli and Ml Gillett. It is undftrsto"d tha* he also let it be known that the lead? rs of the party outside of Comrreaa would be gratified t-> see th< existing dif ferences composed The chairman talked with other R*? publ ? ran members a 11 gned ?ith bot b factions, and while it ? declared that he studioiisU avoided any action or I expression that might t?*1 interpreted as placinp bim in the attitude ol porting e ith? r raction. the Hani b? rent.- gained the Impresa*?? tht was somewhat out of pat ?enee ? idi the insurgents. Tlril Jtraiaimn Isi^hlll. Tt was ?erred at th" onfereuea the Ff-t*K*-i -elect ?nd the new floor leader ? M revision of ?be tariff was one of th#. first important matters that should be taken up. Mi Moi . later tl?at the Ways and Mean* Com mittee, of which Repr?sentai \. Ford-j ney. of Michigan, will t?e chairman. ' will beirin the preparation <?' p new ] tariff bill Immediately after Congress] Is f-onvenr'] There has t?ceii no agreement Mr Monde)I 'aid. AS to what Une?? 1 f?e new Irci^lation should follow. The question w ill be considered in all .tf aspects, an.l extensive hearings held. ? thorough study of aftcr-the-war conditions will be made Wfore any changes are d-Mm-nlned upon. Representative ? iteli in. < hairman of the Was s und Means Committee. In the last session of Confi<aa, and rank ing Democratic memher durine the coming session, declared yesterday that the ? leninerats w il] oppose t -r proposed tariff re v.5 ion. He said be dors not think a new tariff Nil nercs sary or possible at this time. Conditions are rapidly chant tic. Mr. Kitchin pointed out. A tariff law enacted now might be found inappll- j cahb to the neu conditions, he added. IGNORE BAN BY CROATIANS Italy Will Forward Food Despite Embargo. New Tork. April -.?Despite the threat of commercial war. and th*. ban issued "by Croatia against p;is sage of foodstuffs through Jugo slav territory into thf starving l'.aJkans. Italy will forward all food shipments from America t-^ their destination. official Rom? cables to tho Italian Mission here today declared. Italy wtll ignore the cmhsiK-i d<^ cree of the Rano (governor ot Croatia,) the dispatch stated, be lieving food is the only way the entente can combat the spread ol Bolshevism in the Ralkans. WILSON SEEKS DATA ON DEBS' SENTENCE ! _ .Asks Tumulty to Forward Attorney General's Recommendation?. Taris. April 2.?President Wilson has asked Secretary Tumulty to for. ward the Attorney general's recom mendations regarding Kugene ?'. Debs. American Socialist leader, now under sentence of ten years for se dition, it was learned today. The President's action is under stood to have followed appeals from certain groups in the I'nited States. Customarily the President does not act without the Attorney General's recommendations. They are gen erally approved. English Get Novel Idea; Tax Bachelors Over 26, And "Dear Girls Over 30" London. April ? ?"\\ hy not tax bachelors?men over 3G years and Ktrts over 30"?askT* the Daily Kxpi ? They are better able to pay than married folk. "Their money is spent largely on luxuries." Financial Missions to Confer. Paris. April :;?Allied hnanoal rep ! resentatives went to l'ont -Sie Mayence today to confer with the [German financial mtaelon, which ar Irivad there yeaterday. AVIATOR DEAD AFTER FALL AT BULLING FIELD Collapse of Wins Prove.* Fatal to Lieut. Thoma* Grave*. FIRST OF KLND HERE Flyer's Beloneincs Packed Preparatory to Lea vi ?? Washington. On the eve of his d-panui* for a Southern fly i ? ? field, __l<*ut Thorn?' ?Graves. aged _*! years. R ottime Field ?viator. . raehe-d t_ hit d . totting an ordnance scout plan?* yes terday afternoon et 3 _.', ?? < lock l,.?ui Grave? wa.?- giving thr air craft a i-rMirimmry triol ov-r r the neld before it aould be ar-signed for general flying. Graven had Just 'taken off from thr- field Find had Hera to ? beiftit of appro ? i aa ? _.or.o f.-t ?hea n ? a* l?. he ved th? nrtotor fail? d I I .\i th' ! wmr time the ]eft ?mp crumbled I up. send fas the machin?? hurtling t?? th< ground Whoa thr neld for- him Li. il Grava? ? w??? completely ..<., ?fall I The accident vest?erda>* . fatality nr> occur al lu.Mite FI , Investi1 cat ton rom ni ? ? -ap pointed \'\ rol. Karts. lomtnaitder u' the Il'ld. io r. . ot Ihr ? ?,? ms wr*- h ti??? ?? ia tor's fat ? G ou ?a: ih? ? aviation corp.*-? sinoa naine | of ili?" war lie wu ? ?i a?, exceptionally skilled fl; rom*? to Bolline from .-? \ ? ral moni ha \ ; rfo-j- fl l m? m t" t s**-nt out .?> H of t Ik \\ ? !o , .i, 11. the reren t Victory 1-?-.. ? aerial parad**, and of ih*- nnit to fly to Mine?la Kir Id to attrnd t!i. alio? Lieut. Graves* skill had mim.? *->. d hy many thousand ? : c t " ? ? a ? a ?' his la'? reaidene-t 122*1 I'.f te-enth -tr-?! nort hwe>t. la>-t ? , wht'Ti made his 1mm? itnr? . * rival in Washing ton. hia per aonal belonging* **ere parked t? pr? pa ration of his departir fo*" ? Florida last night. H? ha t'-dder. ?aian? -at ?n? Waa.vr.cion j-geod-b)e Thu rada y nicht in S' patio? of M?1 ?Southern trip. VOTE SEEKERS WORKING HARD Extra Offer in Herald Sales manship Club Spurs Con testants to Action. The race for the *7.?*.*?. home 1 * crowing more Interesting as eaeh da'* by and candidates are making a hard ficht for vol. a The bia; I?..? . f prttWfl 1* ? tractive, especially the fT.-Wi home, a* this is an unusual prize .?> be gtvei away The a ut? ?mol >i les ? re also at tracting ra-tsMeraWe attention as the\ are all valuable and ?ell worth work in* for Tbe rernainmc day* of thl? week and all of nr\t week will be the time ** lien candidates will do the mee? ** nrk a?= all near subscriptions count doable the recalar schedule of votes durine this time. Besides the double vote feature there are four extra cash prias? $30? for the candidate who securea tha largest number of votes durine thl? period; i?i> for t!,e .second; flOO fo? Uh third; $00 for the fourth. These prises err s. pr-rate from tk* main list and candidatesi may win one of the extra prixea and one of the N"TT_f> OK TAG? MTVE-N SOCIETY GIRL IN MYSTERY Disappears from Fashion - I able Hotel?Leaves Note, ? Panadena. Cal., April ?. ?oUKv w?? iatlrred and *?>!??*?? puizl-Hl todav fol ?lovains-T tho* discover- that Ml?.. l**T*an rot- P. Gray, l'.-yo?ar-old daurhter nf I Mr ami Mr.? near-*-* W. Gra> of ?CiileaKO, had dlaa|ipesre4 1?.?? yeete?-. da) from ihs HetH Marylarol. who-re she nnd her p?pente were ?s-pendln? tli<* wltit.-i j Tho.? m y ?terry or her disappearance ?wee not li-?-?ened bv the note *?he left on her dro?s?er. reading- In part : I Your daurhter France? left yen l in IMS end I have be-en lAkins- her lilac? I look very mu. h like your daughter Fiala?B>. She is somewhere , ?I <T-annol tell where?and I? happy. I am lo-vinar for the eame rvaoson that ehe left Thank you many. many time? for the wonderful thine? vou have f-tven me and the llvrely ?sartie?., etc. I appreciated rvrrv one of them. Loo-? to you and dear Mr r-ray. BII.I.T W* 8 Adrift 36 Hour.; Retcaetl. .sow York. April !?Kmht eea I ? ? n lo-eoui- aftor driftinit htm?-rry I and thir.ty. fur thlrty-?tx hour? ; when their veoosol. the ?rhooner Madeline s. lx?i?1, wont on the ro*r?? ? ,.GG I'.ine.?. Perte Uno arrived her? 1 today on the et earner ?aVe Mark ? ham from Havana. He*d of Mi.?r? ?UyClo Isrwpt. liiihanai-oli.? Al?nl *.' - l-Yank J | Has?, preeident o.f the l'nited Mine Work.'?*??, will ?ail aoon for Kurope te | ? _o.fer with ri.'.-i*olent Wllaon re:?.o1 iag the openini; "f Kuiopean market? | to America t. "?I it *?"? learned ta I 4_y. Bao? u an Wasli'tadoa.