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AN DEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTIETH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1919 12 PAGES VOL. XXX.. NO. 4 J JLJLJ- HUES SISIPK HIGH PRICES Bf ATM 1 FLOUR Corn, Pork Products And Other Food Stuffs Drop Heavily Wheat Director Says Flour Advance Not . Warranted Bulletin Is Second Warning CHICAGO. April 29 Julius H. Barnes, president of the grain corpora- , tion of the food administration, made an .assault on high prices today, which was promptly reflected on the board of trade in a maximum decline of 11 !i cents in the price of corn. Of possibly more - interest to the housewife, was the slump in the pro visions market. Pork dropped an ex treme $1.80 per barrel, while short rib sides, known to the breakfast table as bacon, declined a maximum of $1 per hundred wenpl!, as compared with the close yosteruny. Mr. Barnes' assault came in the form of a bulletin of announcement to the trade. It abounded in technicalities, rut its purport was plain, to wit that the speculative tendency in white flour must stop. As an, earnest of his intentions, the president of the grain corporation an nounced that the corporation would cease buying fiour for export (except first clears and Victory mixed flour) and that also it would resell at such important centers as New York, Balti more and Philadelphia, flour previously bought for export. Il named the price as "$ll.r,0 jute per barrel." The tech nical portion of the bulletin dealt with instructions to millers and grain men generally, but the explanation of his action w.is plain to till. "The. purpose of this," said the bul letin, "is to stop the speculative fever in flour before it becomes necessary to take off all restrictions in foreign wheat and Pour, for there is plenty of Amer ican wheat and flour, if this specula tive tendency is checked." Threat is Realized Mr. Barnes' threat, the trade realized instantly, had back of it the fact that Canadian granaries and elevators are fairly bursting with wheat, at the doors of the United Stales, not to mention the vast stores in Australia and Ar .fitina. sit is explained that the Canadian supply has been comparatively little jm-toiwi'l l.v pvunrt ntp for the rpa- f on. it is said, that Canada is not at present in a position to extend the ; tme credit to Europe that the United Mates is. Also, it has been kept out of tins United States by the restrictions of the government, which is not un mindful of the record breaking domes tic crop in prospect. The government long ago, as a war measure, eliminated wheat from the speculative arena, but the fortunes of wlteit are proportionately the fortunes ot corn, oats and provisions also, and these staples slewed the effect of the pronunc lament o. Prior to the bulletin, the corn market had been wobbly and off a few cents for a variety of reasons, including in creased receipts and lower quotations for live hogs. They were sold out wholesale and whn the real break ,.tti in the afternoon, dropped like a ni.-.nimot nr.d were near the bottom when the. closing gong sounded. Even Vter that, c.:ib trades were offering Juiv corn : of a cent tinder the offi cial flo.se, which was $1.55 to X.U. NEW YORK. April 29. Commenting on his noti'-e that government pur chases of flour for export would bo i.sconttnued, with : view to stopping 'speculation. Julius II. Barnes, federal wheat director, announced through the food administration grain corporation today that the speculative tendency ihropteneil unless checked, to carry flour prices above their proper reflec tion of the federal resale price of wheat. Under the government resale rates, the statement said, legitimate milling was protected for fair returns. Since there was in the hands of American millers, or directed by them. It con tinued, eighty to ninety million bushels of wheat, only part of which probably was directed to flour users, the pres fivt sharp advances in flour were not 'fully warranHed." If they were con tinued, the announcement read, import restrictions would be relaxed to per mit foreign wheat and flour to enter. Today's warning to speculators was the second issued by Mr. Barnes this month. Flour Advance Unjustified ST. IX)UIS. April 29. Commenting on the tremendous price smashing that took place on the Chicago board of trade today. Julijis H. Barnes, federal wheat director, tonight, in a statement . hA Associated Press, said the gov- ii riiseontiniio until further ! ,n,,rement exoort purchases of! h.t M a. nrevenlive of speculative hoarding. Mr. Barnes, who arrived tonight to attend the Vnited States chamber of (Contmned on Page Two) NEWS EPITOPE FOREIGN President Wilson addresses himself in a statement to the ' Italian people. Orlando indicates that he will not participate in signing the treaty. DOMESTIC Wheat Director Barnes smashes high price of flour with dire hreats. Postmaster General Burleson orders cable tines returned to owners. Though lagging behind fourth, Vic tory loan nears billion dollar mark. Almost fatal bomb sent to home of ex-Senator Hardwick of Georgia. LOCAL More workers are needed in Victory , loan campaign, both city and county. Secretary Welch of state loan com mittee goes to meet Victory loan "J trophy train which will be here May 2. Sacaton Indian reservation raises six times its loan auota. Persons who buy and sj'I the most Victory bends in present drive will get airplane rides when flying circus is here May 9. Complete jury for trial of J. D. New man on murder charge. CAMPBELL: INVITATION limo; t OF KIj PASO. April 29. The governor of New Mexico said to the governor of Arizona, tonight : "Come to Santa Fe as nly guest for a week.'' Said the governor of Arizona to the governor of .New Mexico: T will with pleasure, if you will ! promise to visit me in Phoenix right I soon." ' i This was the beginning of plan. I made at the dinner given in honor of I Governor Thomas K. Campbell and O : A. I.arrazolo tonight, for an exchange i of official and personal calls between i the chief executives of the two south- ! western states. Both governors ex pressed themselves as beTng anxious to j accept the invitation of the other and j these calls will be made the occasion ot friendly lecebrations in tun two state i capitols, it was announced. Governor Larrazolo expressed him self as being especially anxious to visit Arizona and to see Tucson as well as Phoenix. The two governors were guests of Brigadier General James B. Erwin this afternoon, at a review of the cavalry troops in the El Paso district at Foi t Bliss. The review, which was given in honor of Secretary of War Baker and General March, was repeated for them. Both govenors were mounted on horses to receive the review.. They have agreed to remain here un til Thursday, in order to welcome the lSSlh infantry, composed of Arizona and New Mexico soldiers from overseas. The first train carrying units of this regiment is scheduled to arrive here ta morrow night at 6 o'clock, and the en tire welcome celebration program was postponed one day and will be given Thursday, at which the governors will deliver addresses of welcome. Both are being entertained at daily luncheons and dinner while here, both being speakers at the Victory loan luncheon today, and Governor I.arrazolo also spoke at Cleveland square at a Victory loan mass meeting. WI188TE8TIFIE5 FROM II STRETCHER Republican A. P. Leased Wire F.L PASO. Anril 29 Carried into federal court on a stretcher and in the 5ff of a trained nurse, who was forced to administer sedatives to him in order that he could testify in the trial of George-Holmes and Frank Miller, charged with stealing a ma chine gun, rifles, ammunition and sup plies for Francisco Villa, Salvador. Cano testified today that Holmes made three trips to Mexico, carrying money, ammunition and supplies to Francisco Villa since last December. Cano is co defendant with Holmes and Miller in the case involving the theft of a Vick ers machine gun, seven Springfield rifles, a box of extra parts and other equipment for the machine gun. He also testified that Holmes furnished the saddle horse on which General Felipe Angeles rode across the border to join Villa last November, and that the journey started at Holmes' ranch east of here. Cano said he was Holmes' 'chauffeur on a number of occasions, when supplies were taken to his ranch on the Kio Grande. Holmes and Miller are charged -with having stolen the machine gun, rifles and ammunition from the United States army border patrol post, guard ing the smelter fo-d north of El Paso. Two soldiers and Dick Harrell, son of a well known southwestern cattleman, were indicated with Holmes and Miller but pleaded guilty. k The machine gun, rifles, cartridges, two detonators for exploding dynamite and other war elements were exhibited in court this afternoon. STEEL DIVIDE! IS SMALLEST SHOE 15 Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YOPvK. April 29. Directors of the United States Steel corporation fulfilled expectations at their quarterly meeting today, by passing the "extra" one per cent dividend on the common stock. In the statement of earnings for the first quarter of 1919, which accom panied the dividend announcement, no appropriation was made out of the total earnings for federal income and war excess profits taxes. This is a radical departure from the action taken by the directors at every quarterly session since the middle ot J91(, when sums ranging from $31, 600,000 - to almost $102,000,000 were charged off to meet these require ments. Total earnings for the first quarter amounted to $33,513,384; net income was $22,874,429, and a surplus of $4,822,216 remained after payment of regular dividtnds of 1 and l'i percent on the preferred and common shares, respectively. These figures compare with total earnings of $36,453,165 (after deducting $50,000,000 for federal Income and war profits); net income of $25,437,103, and surplus of $2,997,255 at the close of the previous quarter. Total earnings submitted today are the smallest of any quarter since June of 1315, even allowing for the large war deductions already referred to. They are equivalent to onlv $2.20 on the common stock, as against $2.S3 in the previous quarter, and ?T.21 in the first quarter of 1918. MAY NOT TRY WILHELM PARIS, April 29. (By the Associated Press). Doubt has arisen whether the responsibility of the former German emperor will be included in the peace treaty, owing to the failure of the plen ary session to act on the report of the council of four, recommending his prosecution, which was on yesterday's agenda. Parliamentarians say that the council might still include its report in the treaty, but as the subject i3 one on which a plenary conference ordered the report, inaction on the report prevents its inclusion in the treaty, unless the expected secret plenary session of the conference directs further action. I buy German Delegates to Peace Meeting Have Full Power to Pass On Treaty x?& w i If "3 ) J .HlllA ; ill CABLES ORDERED BACK TO OWNERS DAT IR Burleson Does Not Eetract Government Ownership Ideas Fears New Con gress' Action Phones And Telegraph To Follow WASHINGTON", April 29.-Control and operation of all American cable systems, taken over by the government last November, will revert to their t,n- ...... aL iniunignt t'riday lostmaster General Burleson tod.-v issued an order providing for the return ot the properties in accordance with his statement of yesterday, announc ing that he had made' such a recom mendation to the president. The postmaster general's order is sued at the direction of President Wil son follows: "The marine cable systems of the United States and every part thereof, including all equipment and appurten ances thereto, whatsoever, and all material and supplies, the possession control, supervision and operation of which was assumed by the president by his proclamation of the second day of November, 1918, to be exercised by and through the postmaster general, Albert S. Burleson, are hereby returned to their respective owners, managers., boards of directors or receivers, to take efect on midnight May 2, 1919. "Representatives of the postmaster general now operat will take immrtft . ; : order into effect.' L LCM 1 J (.1113 The postmaster general in making public the formal order, issued a state ment reiterating his announcement of yesterday, that the telephone and tele graph lines, taken over last July, would be returned a.s soon as legislation could be obtained from congress, safeguard ing the interests of the owners. Mr. Burleson said his views as to the wis dom of government ownership of the land communication had not changed, but as it was apparent these views were not shared by the new congress, the only step left was to return the sys tems. Control Has Been Difficult Government control of the cable lines has been exercised in the midst of con troversies, legal action to restrain the postmaster general from seizing their lines having been filed in a New York federal court by the Commercial Cable and the Commercial Pacific Cable com panies, who asserted that, while the presidential proclamation taking over the lines was signed November 2, the actual seizure was made November 16, five days after the signing of the ar mistice, when the companies contended no need for such action existed. The New York courts refused to issue the restraining order and appeal was taken to the United States supreme court. Arguments have been heard by the su preme court on the appeal and a deci sion is pending. Court officials intimated tonight that attorneys for the plaintiff companies might seek an agreement to have the case dismissed. Approval by the president of Post master General Burleson's recommen dations that the telegraph and tele phone lines be returned, was announced tonight at the Whits House. Argu ments in the pending legal controversy before the supreme court to restrain the postmaster general from increasing intrastate telephone and telegraph rates will be heard next Monday. Mr. Burleson, in 'Ms statement giving the reasons which impelled him to rec ommend return of the telephone and telegraph systems, said: Still for Ownership "Fo ra number of years the postmas ter general has advocated the govern ment ownership of the telegraph and telephone systems, and has urged that they should be blended ith and become (Continued on Tage Two) BT-HH TELLS ITALY REASONS FOR ATTITUDE PARIS, April 29. (By The Associ ated Press) A statement was issued tonight dealing with the memorandum sent by President Wilson to the Italian delegation on April 14, with permission to make it public in Italy, and which was given out today in Rome. A complete copy of the president's statement, under the heading "Memo randum concerning the question of Italian claims on the Adriatic" follows: "There is no question to which I have given more careful or anxious thought than I have given to this, be cause in common with all my col leagues, it is my earnest desire to see the utmost -Justice done to Italy. "Throughout my consideration of it, I have felt that there was one matter in which I had no choice r.nd could wish to have none. I felt bound to square every conclusion that I should reach as accurately as possible with the 14 principles of peace which I set forth in my address to the congress of the United States on the Eighth of January, 1918, and in subsequent ad dresses. "These 14 points, and the principles laid down in the subsequent addresses, w;ere formally adopted with only a single reservation by the powers asso ated against Germany, and will consti tute the basis of -peace with Germany I do not feel at liberty to suggest one basis for peace with Germany and an other for peace with Austria. Back to Fourteen Points "It will be remembered that in reply- to a communication from the Austrian government ottering to enter into ne- gotiations for a armistice and peace on the basis of the fourteen points, to which I have alluded, I said that there was one matter to which these points no longer applied. They had demanded autonomy for the several states which had constituted parts of the Austro Hungaxian empire, and I pointed out that it must now he left to the choice of the people of these several countries what their destinies and political rela tions should be. "They have chosen, with ttie sympa thy of the whole world, to be set up as independent states. Their complete separation from Austria and the com plete dissolution of the Austro-Hun-garian empire has given a new aspect and significance to the settlement, which may be effected with regard at any rate, to the eastern boundaries of Italy, "Personally, I am quite willing that Italy should be accorded, along the whole front of her northern frontier and wherever she comes into contact with Austrian territory, all that was hostility or aggression on the part of London, but I am of the clear opinion that the pact of London can no longer apply to the settlement ot her eastern boundary. "The line drawn in the pact of Lon don was conceived for the purpose of establishing an absolutely, adequate frontier for Italy against any possible hostility on aggression on the part of Austria, But Austria-Hungary no long er exists. These eastern frontiers will touch countries stripped of the military and naval power of Austria, settled in inter-dependence of Austria, and or ganized for the purpose of satisfying legitimate national aspirations, and creattd states not hostile to the new European order, but arising out of it, interested in its maintenance, depen dent upon the cultivation of friend ships, and bound to a common policy of pace and accommodation by the covenant of the league of nations. Enumerates Concession "It is with these facts in mind that I have approached the Adriatic ques tion. It is commonly agreed and I very heartily adhere to the agreement, that the ports of Triest and Pola, and with them the greater part of the Is- trian peninsula, should be ceded to (Continued on Pace Two) r Above at left is M. Paul Dutasta, secretary general of the peace con ference, who has charge of recep tion of German delegates. Above in center, Herr Giesberg, minister of posts and telegraphs. At right is Herr Landsberg, secretary for publicity, art and literature. Be low, Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, at left, and Eduard David, minister THOUGH L BILLIOrJ DOLLARS Third of Billion Behind Fourth New York Climbs Ahead of Philadelphia San Francisco Steps Be fore Dallas Arizona To tal Is $493,500 WASHINGTON, April 29. Subscrip tions t" the ictory Liberty loan on the basis of official reports to the treasury tonight approached the billion dollar mark. Contributions officially tabulated showed total sales to be JS4,8S4,150. That the ictory loan is lagging to some extent appeared to be indicated by comparison with progress of the fourth Liberty loan drive, in which the sub scriptions amounted to $1,323,716,000 when the campaign reached the same stage- While devoting most energy at pres ent to the immediate problem of put ting the Victory loan across success fully, the treasury is considering the organization of a nation-wide machine for disposing of war savings stamps, certificates of indebtedness and future issues of bonds after the 'Victory Cam paign. It was. stated today that the war savings organization will continue to function and that the present or ganization for distributing certificates of indebtedness will be k&pt intact, but that the Liberty loan selling force will be permitted to disband. Official Percentage Subscriptions to the Victory loan by district and percentages officially re ported tonight by wire were as fol lows: District. Subscriptions. St. Loais $ 88,388.000 Chicago 20213.000 Pet. 45.3 30.9 27.3 23.9 22.8 22.4 20.9 16.5 16.1 15.3 12.8 11.6 Boston 1UK',SH5,UUU Kansas City Minneapolis Richmond .. Cleveland .. New York . Philadelphia 46,750,000 43.500,000 47,126,000 94.407,000 224,000.000 60,626,000 San Francisco. 46,338,000 Dallas 12.142,000 Atlanta 16,841,000 'Overnight changes in the percentage standing showed that Richmond dis trict took sixth place from Cleveland and New York' passed Philadelphia and San Francisco went aheaa ot Dallas and Atlanta. Crane' Nears Panama WASHINGTON, April 29. The "Victory ship" Crane. was. ordered. by the navy department today to proceed to 22 north latitude when sales of Victory loan bonds totaling approxi mately $984,000,000 were officially re corded by the treasury. The Crane is now 725 miles south of the Mexican border, but should be, according to the vessel's schedule, within a short dis tance of Panama. Arizona Official $493,500 '.SAN FRANCISCO, . April 29. Sub scriptions to the Victory-Liberty loan in the Twelfth federal reserve ank district amounted to $61,664,250 up to the early tonight, loan campaign offi cials announced. The district's quota is $301,500,000. Subscriptions by states include Arizona, $493,500. o POSTPONE OCEAN FLIGHT ST. JOHNS, April 23. With another sudden change to -bad weather, the start of the trans-Atlantic flight of Harry Hawker. Australian, and Cap tain Frederick P. Raynham, his British rival, has been postponed to some time. from two days to a fortnight hence. when the full moon may bring hope for flying conditions. II! IT 80MBSIMILARTO TO HANSEN AFFAIR SENT TO EX-SENATOR ' ' ATLANTA. Ga.. April 2:. Explosion ' ; nf an infernal machine sent through : j the mails to the home of former United States Senator Thomas W. Hardwick , of Georgia today resulted in ihi-serioiis , injury of Mrs. Maude 1'. Hardwick, w ife of the ex-senator, and the maim- , ing cf her negro maid. Former Senator Hardwick was not ' at his home when the ir.f-inal machine ; was delivered, and Mrs. Harriivick or dered her maid to open it. When the' : wrappings were removed, ihe machine exploded with terrific force. The ; maid's hands were blown off. Mrs.; ; Hardwick was burned about the fuc j and body and -her upper lip was cut by a flying fragment. Furniture in . in the room was demolished. ' ; Police believe tonight the machine; i was sent by the some person or per sonsw ho several days ago sent a! ; similar machine to Mayor Ole Han-! ! son of Seattle. Both were sent in i packages w ith wrappers bearing the i i erturn address of "Gimbel Brothers. ; 32nd find Broadway. New York," and I both bore ihe inscription "sample." i ! Gimbel Not Concerned ; XF.W YORK, April 2?. Isaac Gim bel, president of Gimbol Brothers, said tonight that he attached no impor- tlinCP in Ihn faff tll-lt YhA ksimt mniln.l in New York to Senator Hardwick j and Mayor Ole Hanson of Seattle were wrapped in paper bearing the name of j j his comnanv. I f-iKi ; . : iCj bee nstarted at the store to trace the ! ... viuiiuu iiv, Hit coilkdLIUIl iltUl bomb wrappers, asserting that such an investigation would be futile. Investigate Hanson Bomb . SEATTLE, Auril 29 Government machinery was set in motion in an ef fort to apprehend the person who sent the bomb to Mayor Ole Hanson, it was announced today by J. S. Sweson. post office inspector. The postal authorities turned the bomb over to the Seattle branch of the departhment of agricul ture's bureau o fchemistry for analy sis. Claud G. Eannick, inspector of police, said that the police guarded Mayor Hanson before he started on his Vic tory loan speaking tour because of an anarchist plot against the mayor. Analyze Hansen Bomb SEATTLK, April 29 Ammonium ni trat, sawdust, traces of sulphuric acid and a substance used as a binder, which has not yet been determined, were contained in the bomb received at Mayor Ole Hanson's office through the mails yesterday, according to analysis I made late today by W endell Vincent, j local chief of the bureau of chemistry, j United States department of aricul frtrreture. " Fuller examination of the bomb will be made tomorrow. The substance used as a binder was said by Mr! Vincent to resemble more old fashioned gun powder than a modern high explosive. o . Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, April 29. Republi can leaders in the next senate today took steps to ascertain party sentiment toward the revised league of nations covenant, and toward the unification of all republican senators on the course to be pursued when the peace treaty comes before the senate for ratifi cation. The attitude of the republcan sena tors will be decided upon at a party conference to be held prior to the con vening of congress. Until this confer ence, the republican members were ad- j vised today in telegrams sent out by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, floor leader, and Curtis of Kansas, whip, to withhold final expression of opinion. Senator Lodge, who in addition to being the republican leader in the sen ate, will bo chairman of the foreign re lations committee of the next senate, gave the first intimation of his opinion as to the revised covenant in the fol lowing statement issued tonight: "I am not prepared to make a state ment in regard to the new draft at this moment, because I desire to examine it carefully and compare it with the for mer drafts and also to confer with my colleagues, for it is obvious that it will require further amendments, if it is to promote peace and not endanger cer tain rights of the United States which should never heplaced in jeopardy." Senator Lodge conferred during the day with Senator Borah of Idaho, one of the leading critics of the league of na tions proposal, and who has announced that he could not support the covenant despite its revision. After the confer-. ence, the Idaho senator said the dis- j cussion had been satisfactory. Senator Lodge later conferred with Senator Brandegee of Connecticut, a republican member of the foreign relations com mittee. This conference was followed by a meeting of Senators Borah. John son of California and Norris of Ne-' bra-ska. No announcement was made as to the course of the discussions. Further conferences between repub lican senators will be held tomorrow. DEMAND WILSON'S RETURN ST. LOUIS, April 29. The chamber j of commerce of the United States, i through a score of speakers and half j as rnany committee reports, today went i on record as opposed to government I ownership, but in favor of government' control; denounced manufacturers who , seek to prolong war profits; urged fair! dealing with labor, and predicted "a rainbow of greater prosperity" ct the-j end of the readjustment period. I Speakers pointed to the urgent need j of an extra session of congress to deal i with vital domestic problems and de- i clared they expressed the sentiment of j half a million business men repre- j sented by the chamber, when they as- i serted that the nation's progress is ; being blocked by lack of congressional : and executive action. I Harry A. WTheeler. president of the chamber, was applauded when Jie ad- j vocaled President Wilson's immediate ' return to this country. ADVISES SENATORS TO RESERVE GIVING OPINION ON LEAGUE litmus ILL HOT RETURN TO HEpEffl Trouble Frcm Abroad Pre ferred To Domestic Up heavalOrlando Tells Deputies World Situatoin Is Grave Admits Seeing Wilson Memo April H rARIS. April 29. (By The Associ ated Press) Ambassador Fage tele graphed from Borne today that he had gathered from Premier Orlando in a long conference Monday, that the pre mier did not intend to return to Taris for the signing of the peace treaty. The premier expressed regret that !h-' time wa.s so short before the arrival of the Germans. The Italian premier, the telegram from Ambassador Page added, feit that his action either way would have serious consequences, but it was pref- f-rable to have trouble from withouv Italy, ratner trtan irom wnnin nai; . because the present state of public ieeling in Italy would not justify the igning of a treaty which did not m- e'ude Italian aspirations Ambassador Page said he had taken tens to have the Italian author- ities suppress manifestations directe.1 against President Wilson. As a result . . , . . , j V, OI . VnlK" alm""5u,,u5 Rome was given up. Should Premier Orlando not return for the signing of the treaty, it would give the situation a more serious as pect than the departure of the Italian delegation, as the allies would lie re quired to take final action without the participation of Italy. While there i every desire to avoid this result, the in dications are that the allies will pro ceed with the Bigning, if Italy decides to withhold participation. Final Draft Ready The final draft of the treaty is vir tually completed. The men in Charc ot the work say they have no further doubt that they will be able to finish their work by Thursday, or by nich time as delivery is made. The latest count shows a total of 88,000 words In the treaty. An official summary of 10,000 words has been made. It is in such shape that it could be made public at once. bur. the intention is to hold it for publica tion throughout the world at about the same time that tbe treaty is delivered to the Germans. The various govern ments are cabling this summary every where for simultaneous release, when authorisation is given by the con ference. WorM Situation Grave ROME, April 29. (By The Associ ated Press) Admitting that the world situation at the present is grave and for Italy, "very grave." and that it was the duty of Italy, "to preserve the greatest calm serenity," Signor Orlan do, the Italian premier, today delivered his expected address to the chamber of deputies concerning tbe peace confer ence at Paris. "The principal duty In this grave honr for the world and for Italy very grave," said Signor Orlando, -and is to preserve the greatest calm and serenity. ' , "This sbriement aims fo be omy si impartial declaration of facts, so that parliament may have all the elements necessary to pass judgment on tne work of the government and cf thu Italian delegation at the peace confer ence, as well as on the situation cre ated by the last painful events. "I think it opportune to recall briefly the attitude of the Italian delegation, in that phase of the negotiations whlcn began about the middle of March. At that time the preparatory work was finished and a program for definite deliberation had to be decided irpon. Questions concerning peace with Ger many were given precedence, but it was agreed that those regarding Italy should follow immediately. (Section, missing.) "There were certainly dtveigBneie of views between the two governments fTtafy and the Catted States), but never did I believe that such difference were irreconcilable. "Indeed, until April 14. when th- American memorandum was delhrered to us, I had always been assured that tbe American delegation had nc reached any definite concrosiom! re garding us. Several times. I stated with firmness, consistent wtta coorteFy that the program of the Italian terri torial claims . was based on essential cardinal points of acceptance, which was an aboolute condition for tho Italian government." Socialists Stand by Flume ROME, April 29. fBy the Associated Press) Deputy Turati, the official leader of the socialist party, declared that the socialists would not only b defenders of the sacred rights of self determination in the case of Flum but also of the equally sacred right of revolutionary Russia, "For the same reason." continued Signor Turati. "we cannot range our selves with the socialists of other states who in accordance with the entente idology, have applauded tho new African and Asiatic empire of Great Britain, American dominition in Kurope and the occupation of the Sarre region, where there is not a soul who (Continued on Page Two) ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Germans renew powerful attacks against weakened British and Bel gium lines in Flanders. , In the bitterest day's fighting of the 1918 offensive French lose Scherpenberg Hill, north of Ypres. Few American troops thrown into the fighting below Amiens to stem Hun tide. Von Amim applies crushing tac tics to destroy Allied line from Ar ras to the North Sea. Council of Allies agrees only American troops can save the war, and plan to release all shipping to hasten troop movements from America. SUBSCRIBE VICTORY LI WHAT YOU NOW TO THE BERTY LOAN WOULD HAVE PAID FOR VICTORY THEN.