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INAL EDITION THE WEATHER: Fair tonight and tomorrow; continued cool tonight Temperature at 8 a. m., $4 degree; normal temperattse for March 24 (or last thirty year, 45 degrees. t i ' -. PRICE TWO cents; WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING. MARCH 24 1919. Published rery rrenlnrOnelndlnr Saaasyf NUMBER 11,113. h,rf.,-?po,- ftoWaghtnafon B i. V HUNGARY'S DE BACKED BY All D CROSS-OCEAN FLIGHT FIRST WEEKOFAPRIL ST. JOHNS, Newf oundland, March J 24. If weather conditions are favor-1 able, Harry Hawker, pilot, and Flight i Commander McKenzie Grieve, royal navy, navigator, will attempt their trans-Atlantic flight the first week ia April, it was announced today. 1 chine, is en route from England to St. Jehns on the steamer Bigby, due . i -r 1- no 11 r.. A-, ' o amve jriarcn, &o. umy a. vm uojo will be required to assemble and test it out. Compared with other planes, the Hawker machine is small. It Is only thirty-five feet long and ready ie;;the flight weighs ?,000 pourids. it 13 equipped wim a oov-nuaepuweir RsSB-XoycfCalble-of speeding 120 inilaa an hour. Twenty-four hmn supply- of petrol can he carried m the tank. ' Weighs 12,009 Pounds; The Sundstedt hydroplane and Uslted States navy K C. type flying "boats' when loaded weigh more, than 12,808 pounds, and have a wins spread of more than 188 feet. Specifications of the Porte machine, said to be con structed for the trans-Atlantic tight, have not been received, while tha Italian Capronls are the largest air planes built. Prellmlnaary preparations for Han -..leer's flights- have been completed. Large hangars and workshops have been constructed on Mont Pearl pla teau, a .few miles from the narrows southwest of the city. Thus far seven proposed flights have been brought o the attention of officials here. These Are those backed by the Graha'n "White Company, the Italian Aircraft Company, the White head Aircraft Company, the Porte British Air Min istry, the Unlfed States Navy Depart ment, the Sopwlth Aircraft Company and Captain Sundstedt's venture. Only Flyers Ready. Sunstedt. Hawker and Lieutenant Colonel Porte are the only flyers who have their planes virtually in readi ness. Elaborate plans for the safety or tho airmen have been taken by the backers of the Sopwlth flight The plane will carry a wireless apparatus with a sending; radius of 1.000 miles. On the lop decking aft will be con structed a detachable oval boat equip ped with food and water for two days jand signaling devices. The flyers will wear life belts and rubber suits. Royal navy weather observers arc co-operating with the flyer, and will give continued observations over the period preceding the flight. O.SJAIL0FFICIALS I5j "efficient and capable manner 4a which mail is handled' at Bor deaux by the United States Postal Tepartment on all out-going matter, W3 commended this afternoon in a communication received by Assistant Postmaster Praeger from Gen. R. D. Walsh, commanding general of base section 2, at that point, after General Pershing had expressed himself as 'Very well satisfied" as the result of an inspection. The civilian postofnee Is not In any way responsible for the com plaints made by the American Ex peditionary Forces regarding the mail General Pershing is quoted as saying in the communication from General Walsh. AN LAUDS BORDEAUX BEGIN BIG BILLS HaS-skr jaa& ti , 4Mi - wcaHaaHafesaa. t v auaaaav ai . rvs - i . -r .-' -v r x aaar i man w7w vats,. -X xzriftabaacai54 TOaa7 t. -nai , '. v aawavaa thkt' i ' ianiiv r-wvssn rn a .rai ssse'Ja mm&g- ezzgz&r r-,amQ irwi.m -v r- p s: Z-SST 5F . ekamr v . 4ammlfJ&&. M .fl -!L. 1 e5i .air . . w 2awaiTir' .Prr-r--tf3& 1. . 'j ntiin Ki"iii rii iir-, uiaiBiL.'fiJBJiiui'avii auk isiiiii 1 Eiiiii LHUII HLMI "I ML fluwEHDunuruiiu unuii iniu ;bi, rmuntiiuLUL teiiowperiias "" ! lilMKIR nma enp pc m IN WW CASE NEW YORK. March 24. Impor tant new evidence In the case of Dr. Walter Keene Wllkins, charged with the murder of bis wife, has been dis covered. Completing a new search of the Wilklns home at Long Beach, L. L. Carman Plant, county detective, ac companied by Allen C. Myers, assist ant chief of the Burns agency, found in a trunk in Mrs. Wilklns' room a blood-stained pocketbook. While clean on the outside, the pocketbook was smeared with blood on the inside. The county authorities attach great significance to the discovery. What .is still more important, bloody finger prints marked the In side of the pocketbook. From these they hope to gain additional Informa tion. , Deep Sea Carr-All. In searching the doctor's effects yesterday, the authorities came across literature advertising a "cura tive water," out of which Dr. Wllkins apparently secured a large income. The authorities believe they have discovered the reason fpr the numer ous visits he made with a large con tainer to dip water from the Bat tery. Wilklns was recognized by a New York policeman as a man who (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) FOR RENT ROOMS 31st ST. N. W.. 1516 (near Dapoot Circle) Large, sunny room: pri vate home; couple or retitlemen: phone, piano: excellent table board; reasonable. Phone North 8153. This ad appeared in the noon edition of The Times. At 12:30 the room was rented. Mrs. S. I. Aal said a constant stream 'of a splendid class of people were applying all day. Phone The Times your ads. Main 5 260. Copjrlj-ht. 191. by John'T. McCutch'jii DSTBZG.O.P. -? , r ' i 1 ' ' BERLIN, Via London, March 24. Field Marshal von Hinden- burg believes that, if the allies crash Germany, Bolshevism will hold sway until it is defeated by the yellow races. This was one of the revelations made today by Frau von Hindenburg, sister-in-law of the general. Yon Hindenburg, it was said, shares the ex-Kaiser's dread of the "yellow periL" Discussing the cause of the war, Frau von Hindenburg de scribed the Kaiser as tactless. "Just after his accession to the British throne the late King Ed ward VII met the former Em peror," continued Frau von Hin denburg. "William patted Ed ward upon the shoulder and said: Now I am an 'Emperor, while you are only a King,. and I can give you advice. You must change your ways.' " PASSAIC TEXTILE STRIKE IS SETTLED Settlement of differences between textile workers and employers at Pas saic, N. J., was announced by the De partment of Labor this afternoon, after extended negotiations. The men will roturn to work tomorrow. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 24. Freight clerks employed by the Nash- Iviile. Chattanooga and St. Louis, rail jway are still on strike here awaiting i the outcome of a mass meeting of employes of that road in Nashville this afternoon. It was said that rep resentatives of the "big four" brother hoods would participate. At a meeting in Nashville last night It was said here, union leaders ad vised the strikers to "stick it out," it was hinted that other classes of em ployes might join the movement. Local clerks are supporting the plan for the removal of J. J. Forrester, president of the brotherhood, who, they declare, "double crossed" them by first indorsing the strike and then claiming It was Illegally called. "THE DARK STAR" TODAY A Great Novel By Robert W. Chambers T CLARATION OF WAR AN BY M'CUTCHEON 4 mm , - 1 - iii f . . TABLE ,- By LOWELL MKLLETT. PARIS, March 24. Tho peace con ference today began what waa sup posed to be the last week of Its work on the preliminary peace treaty with everything apparently in a state of chaos. It seemed as though the dele gates had nothing to show for their many weeks of hard work except an Increased accumulation of unsolved problems. If the situation is half as bad as its surface Indications, it seems car tain the conference will not wind up its work on the treaty this week or for several weeks. Home members of the delegation pointed out that the situation is similar to that of the closing days of Congress, a State legislature or a national convention when it appears impossible that the work will be completed, yet it is al ways finished. May Cut Uordtan Knot". There is a tendency to feel, too, that hereafter the British and Americana will cut the Gordian knots in tho peace settlement by the direct method of laying down a program for solu tion and enforcing it by their oconomic, financial and political domi nation. For instance, the Rhine question appeared insoluble today. The French were still holding out for territorial security on the left bank. Varloas compromises have been suggested and rejected and renewed. Tho most no tablo of these is the creation of a buffer state by establishing Inde pendence of the Rhenish provinces. If no scheme consistent with the prin ciple of self-determination and no an nexatlon is achieved, the problem id expected to be terminated by a Itot American and British declaration somewhat to this effect: t "SInst Accept Guarantee.' "You have tried, and we have heip ed you, to work out a plan of terri torial guarantees which will not vio late the principles underlying tho armistice. Our attempts have ended in failure. Therefore, we must ac cept simply the guarantee offered un der the league of nations.'' Few here doubt the ability of Great Britain and the United States to en- (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) ARMY -PMftN UNDER FIRE WHEN SHELL t ura By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN. PARIS, March 24. President Wilson was actually under stieU fire 1 during hi3 trip to the French battle field Sunday, but at no time was he in the slightest danger. "t The incident occurred' while the Presidential party'was leaving Sois? cnn T.ntinVl linH tieon Aaten at that I place and while the visitors were still j at the table the sound of explosions broke out. One heavy detonation in articular shook the table and rat- lil.J At.. JIm1.am A w AM.mi4mfiAn UBU LUIS UUSUCO. uuiiiuhiivu dump liad caught on .fire and tha shells wereblwirHPjU. . Preslaoat Uaafrald. . vAa the ja?tv waa laiajj;ials?gjBiJ wiicr advised Mj Wilson not to make any attempt to cross the territory Just north of Solssona because of the explosions. The President minimised the dan ger and told the- chauffeur of his mo tor car to proceed. Finally the car left the road about half a mile from the burning ammunition dump. The exploding shells and the rattle oi uo smaix aim? muumwHuw mwt ing up sounded Hko an American Fourth of July celebration. The trip from Paris occupied twelve hours, and was replete witn Incidents. The first stop was made at a gun emplacement near Colney. The Presi dent personally inspecicu uuo vu placement, which resembled a groat turntable In an American roundhouse. president Wilson was tr.e oojecc oi much curiosity throughout tho day, and while lunching at Folssons" more than a hundred poilus crowded about the windows or tno amine room. Several Stops Made. The trip led through the Chemin des Dames region (Just north of the Aisno river) past some fine old cestles. At times tho car would be stopped to enable the President to get a better view of these ancient riles on the hill tops. Stops wero made at Chauny, Courcy, and Noyon. Outside of Noyon tho President1! party passed more than 100 German .rr. who were out exercising. The Germans had a Jaunty bearing, wear ing uniforms and carrying canes. They did not know that it was Presi dent Wilson in tne auiomoone wuooo honking horn drove them to the sldo of the road. AH day long the party passed hun dreds of men at work cleaning up the battle fields and working on the reads. Some recognized tne President and others did nqt. The most pathetic part of the day's scenes wsb the graves of fallen Amer ican soldiers. The President wbj deeply moved as he gazed upon them. The battle fields haye noc been clear ed up yet, but all of the corpses have been burled. Return to Paris. One interesting Incident took place at Royc. This place had been com pletely destroyed in the fighting, but a single Frenchman was seen whistl ing cheerily as he plastered up his ruined cottage. This is typical of the spirit of the Frencn. From Montdldler the President re turned to Paris. He was accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, Miss Benson, and Admiral Grayson. 8-H0UR-DAY-F0R-W0MEN ARIZONA LAW UPHELD The Supremo Court today affirmed decisions of lower courts which upheld the provision of Arizona's cight-hour-day-for-women law, which provided that the eight hours work should be done within the course of twelve houra The Dominion Hotel Company at tacked the law fln th0 I?1"0"1"1 that It made an exception of women work ing in railroad restaurants and was therefore .unconstitutional. It did not attack the law as a whole. OF All the War Is Not Over Yet While the peace conference ia settling "the, peace of world7 ' the following arg are under way; Hungary fighting the Russian Bolsheviks fighting the allies. Poles fightmg the unranians. . : JEoles fighting the German, roles fighting the Czex&o-31ovaks. Ukranians" fighting the -. LONDON, Jlarch 'Si. Eurher, .sue mum hv the Bolshevik! in the Black rettJregion jrere reported Ip. th ot-r ficilTfcomraHnlQue received 'roailtfos- ' "Theyatatcment said the Bolshevist armies drove the allies back in dis order between Voinessensk and Odessa, defeating an, entire division. On the Archangel front, the dispatch sard, on allied outpost was captured. UKRAINIANS AND RUSS BOLSHEVIK! NEGOTIATE . TO END DIFFERENCES LONDON, ilarch 24.Negotiations fcavn htm inincd between the Ukraln lans and tlra Bussian bolsheviks to settle their differences, said an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Vi enna today. AGENTS TO ENGLAND LONDON,, March 24. A daring at tempt is on foot to scatter Bolshe vik agitators all over England, the dally Express reported today. This newspaper understands that British secret service agents recently frus trated a Bolshevik plot and prevent ed Lenine and Trotzky emlsaaries, now at a neutral port, from enter ing Englanll to Incite the laborers to revolt and join the lpsd army. AFTER ATTACKS LONDON, March A Cairo, Egypt, has been isolated by attacks on the lines of communication, said an un dated news agency dispatch from that city today. Some demonstrations have again taken place there. Airplane service has been estab lished between Alexandria and Suez. Bedouins attacked a British party near Faum, but were beaten off. CARDD7F, Wales. March 24. Six thousand Welsh miners wept on strike today as a protest agajnst the action of the coal inquiry commission in nbt making a favorable report On all of their demands. iTfEAIpEN MINERS MIES NEAR I INT l-2 BUCK SEA 1 JHOUR 0AY BOLSHEVIKI SENDS CAIRO ISOLATED 6,000 WELSH COAL MINERS WALK OUT 70,000 aUieaf (newly declaxedi;) . ft i 6s - i . RusfiAn BolaheV&s. r . COLOGNE, March- 25, -ga 1dMk .tfl Tfe fintirfarfiUi LondosT have SjBt JAprUaat6.-afce of a. geraXrftike jjiara.aa&ai&el workers at isgaea are demandlngr a four-andoBe-Jxalf- hour day. TAXI 1HLS OF KILLING WOMAN NEW TORK. March 24. After con stant grilling for several hours Ernest Fritz, a Tuckahoe taxlcab owner, Is said by the police today to have con fessed that he caused the death of Mrs. Florence Coyne, who was foUnd dead In Fritz's taxlcab on White Plains av enue yesterday. The tragedy was revealed by a motor cycle policeman who found Frltx bend ing over the woman's body begging her to speak. According- to medical examiner Carl Nennard, Mrs. Coyne was the victim of a "peculiarly vlcloua and brutal assault." Fritz 'will be arraigned Wednesday" on a charge of homicide. 25-HENT GAS MADE .VA.FJ . CLARKSBURG, W. Va., March- 24. Announcement is made by the Lafay ette Glass Company, which operates a large window glass plant at North View, that It had met with unqual ified success In an experiment to pror duce coal gas for its fuel, and that) a plant recently installed was produc ing the gas in ample quantities at a cost of 25 cents per 1.000 cubic feet. The producer, a new invention, was Installed by a Pittsburgh concern un der the direction of an expert, and It is supplying ample gas for the fac tory, although operating at only half capacity. RECALL CANADIANS F OTTAWA, Ontario, March 2i. The Canadian army sent Into Siberia has been recalled and probably arrive here In May or June, it was learned The Canadian trade commission that went to Siberia with the troops to promote Canadian trade found con ditions there so chaotic they are com ing home. INW TORY ROM ROSS POSTS :! DETACHMENT Tar- zurcT, ararciVsi Mlalster BroekdT-Raasi. - Geraaar, a "seat ' Seejetarr Kaataky it itrtgary t ebtata official lafersratFba treat the sew BebkevCc aYveraateat reaaraiac the uKaattdH, a Bertla dleaate. reported -today. LONDON, March 24. entente detachment near Budapest has been disarmed by JHnngarjan. .soldiers, ac eOrdlnjEJp, 'WSBS&F3SF way of. Vienna- .Another dispatch said of ficial announcement had been made in Budapest that a- Ckech army is marcrmig agauiau Austria and Hungary. - Hungary has secretly raised an army of 70,000 men to fight tfc allies. Hungarian radicate, fallow ing the resignation of Karolyi mkh net, haye united with the Eusdaa Soviets, with the dedaratiWj tkat they will fight the enten- for "preservation of the natioBV The Hungarian- army, under GaB- eral Georgey, is reported to have crossed the Russian frontier iato Hungarian Galiria and to he march ing on Lemburg, now held by the Poles. Ojtly Advance GsartL . Other Bolshevik detachments are said to be moving- toward Budapest to aid the Hungarians in resistiag tb allies, whose forces are now scattered throughout Hungary. These are be lieved to be only the advance guard of a huge Bolshevik army which Premier Lenine will send into Hun gary within a few weeks. The allies have sent a fleet of mon itors up the Danube from Belgrade in an effort to reach Budapest capita, of Hungary. While there has beea some disorder In Budapest. American riinlnmatlc advices received ia Paria stated that allied and American rep-r resentauves are saze. , Karolyl's Statement. President Karolyi, resigning la Ja vos of a socialist-communist coali tion government, declared he was tiirnlncr Runirarv over to the radicals because the allies ore concentrating tneir loroes in .Hungary to biuck ins Russian Soviet republic and becausa the Hungarians are dissatisfied with, the peace conference's attitude toward fixing the Hungarian boundaries. . The new ministry Immediately wire lessed Lenine for aid in opposing the allies. He promised them, it was said, to "keep In touch with, the satlltary situation." .; GENERAL GEORGEY, W 70,000 RED TROOPf, MARCHES INTO GALICIA BASLE, March 24. General Georgey, commanding ai army of 70,000 Bol sheviks, was reported in a Vienna, dispatch today to have crossed tbe Dniester river and entered GaScia, His army, composed largely of Hoar cnHnn and "RuTeajlaJl trOOBS. rill IEDMEN 1E0 BY TROOPS D yytjly tured by Russia during the war, IST" said to be following; tha Lembara Budapest railway. (Lemburg is only sixty mile rreat-v' (Continued on Page 2, Column Lf ' !aP m-bOb- . .l !. .. &!