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LXXIX No. 26,529
First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials Advertisements
tCopyrtgrbt, 1919,
New York Tribune Inc.l
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P?fr and continued warm to-day.
lowed by showers and lower
temperature to-night and
Full Report on race IS
iron r>vwM *In ?r?f?ter ?w York and
XWO CBNTSj ^jthlii commuting distance
pempsey Wins the Title;
Willard, Severely Beaten,
f Qnits After 3rd Round
Jell Saves Old Champion
From Early Knockoutat
! Hands of Youthful Con?
tender Before 50,000
fowel Tossed In
At End of Third
Peaten Fighter Dropped
Seven Times in First
Round by Lighter Foe
By W. O. McGeehan
fOLEDO, Ohio, July 4.?A towel
tjotd isto the ring from the cornear
jifera Jess WDlard floundered on o
?to-ui, ?with id? rieht eye closed ?nd a
? -pmat of blood gushing from his
Booth, was the signal that a
heavyweight champion had arrived
this afternoon. The signal of de
came Just a few seconds before
for the bell to ring for the fourth
la the three rounds Willard was j
jtt-ren u terrible a beating as ever was ;
Hseerred by a champion. It was practi- ?'
kally over in the first round, when
6jck Dempsey sent the huge Willard |
i? the mat with a terrific left hook to j
Jaw. Willard was down seven times
luring this round. When the bell
rang for the end of the first he Was
half way out of the ring in a neutral
ca.rr.pr, beaten, bewildered and ghastly.
.The bell could not be heard in the
din, and most of the 50,000 screaming
spectators thought that it was all over
and that Dempsey had won in a round,
it seemed that no human being could
stand the punishment that Dompsey
jave Willard in that round.
But Willard came back and fought.
He tried the famous straight left, and
put all of the force of his sagging1
frame under the right uppercut with
?r. h ich he killed ''Bull" Young in Los
Angeles. But his blows did not daze or
??r Dempsey.
Willard Floored Often
When Willard dropped for the first
?me there was a bewildered and in
?rcduioTis ?grin on his face. He could
J[ot beiieve it. He sat on his haunches,
jEeming to marvel that snch a thing
|ou!d have happened to him. Then he
?co'.vlci and came up, only to be
floored again. Derrpsey followed him
jeler.i'essly, driving terrific blows to
t>; jaw. Down went Willard again,
'.n? again he floundered to his feet,
LViding his legs 3part to keep his
fiance. ?
In the second round Willard's right
eye was closed completely and the
p'.ood flowed free!y from the cut un?
derneath. He glared defiance out of
tie other and he floundered 'forward,
lashing ponderously but in vain, at
?empsey. .More than once Willard
rocked and he'.d bis feet only by super
hnman will power.
In the third round Dempsey lashed
a tcrrifit ?eft hook to Willard's jaw.
The champion rocked and swayed like
*? huge pine that ia falling under the
Wows of an axeman. But he kept his
fe*t and fought while his heavy jaw
Mgged down to his chest and the blood
poured out of his mouth in a crimson
* The big man's face was ghastly. I
have seen nothing in the ring like it !
with the exception of the bruised and I
kattered face of Battling Nelson when j
he was beaten by Ad Wolgast at Rich- !
Bond, Cal.
Giant Drops Into Stool
When Willard sagged into the stool ;
' i? his comer after the third round it!
: *i? plain that the fight could not last
?Web longer. The biood-hungry were
i dunoring for Dempsey to finish it,
ittd it was certain that Dempsey would
ftj?ah it decisively If not fatally in
Kfother round or two.
--Suddenly a towel was hurled to the
?entre of the ring. It was crimson in
fJaces from the blood that had been
foonng out of Willard'? mouth. There
*?* a ga'ip of amazement from the
Crowd. The next instant the ring was
JHed with a screaming crowd, which
ir.elaied a number of hysterical
* Shey crowded around Dempsey,
?1?Vir,g at hirn. They bent the bars
that held the rope? and they cut the
??>*?. to bits to carry away for sou
toair*. Women streamed down from
th* higher points of the arena and
?tifiht.'-.i-i', pieces of the rope.
* ''her?? is no alibi from the champion.
?&? was no hollow shell. If he had
not been in the best of condition he
*Wid har? died there In the ring un?
ie? the terrific punishment that Demp
??7 admin ?stored to hirn.
-tAnd he had a stoat heart, this chem
!??& that was. Nobody expected him
^* i?t up again after he was knocked
?tor the first time, lit dropped
from two blow? delivered almost
iianeously?the left hook to the
*?d the punishing right to the
Then, when be rose, he was
en pace eleven
??-1 H
The Winner Says:
. rpOLEDO, July ?,?Jack Demp
scy, the new champion, said:
"I told you I would knock him
I out in the first round, and, to all
! intents and purposes, that is what
; I did.
"He took a lot of punishment
in the next two rounds, but was
such an easy mark for my blows
and so feeble that I hated to hit
"Now that I am champion, I
will try hard to be a credit to
The Loser Says :
rpOLEDO, July A.?Jess Willard,
the former champion, said:
"In the first round, when Demp
sey hit me with a left hook, I tried
hard to continue, but I was rap?
idly losing my strength.
"My eye was closed at the end
of the third round, and I realized
that it would be useless for me
to continue, as I could hardly
"It is hard to admit defeat, but
Dempsey is the hardest puncher I
ever faced."
33,000 Guard
City ?and Reds
Have Quiet Day
Lack of Activity Ascribed
to Preparations Made to
Combat Any Possible In?
dependence Day Disorder
New York's celebration of Indepen?
dence Day was bombless.
Despite the apprehension of the au?
thorities ,hat the lieds intended to
inaugurate a period of terrorism by
the placing of bombs and the spread?
ing of revolutionary propaganda, the
day was freer from radical activity
than usual. The Reds made them?
selves noticably inc >nspictious. Even
the oldtime Socialist picnics, with
their red flags and portraits uf Karl
Marx, were absent.
The inactivity of the anarchists,
I. W. W., Bolsheviki and Left Wing
Socialists was ascribed in part to the
wide publicity which had been given,
to the preparations to combat any dis?
order. Practically the entire police !
force stood on guard about public;
buildings and the. hern:--; of prominent
persons who had been publicly de?
nounced by the radicals. In some in- !
stances in the downtown sections of
the city where property was guarded !
the policemen on duty paced up and
down deserted sidewalks and yawned
in the absence of anybody to arrest or
mysterious packages to examine.
Enright Has Little to Do
Meantime Police Headquarters, where
Police Commissioner Enright was on
duty, ready to give personal direction
to any necessary mobilization of forces
at any given point, was deserted save i
for the coming and going of police?
men. William M. Offley, chief of the ?
local bureau of investigation of the
Department of .Juntice, remained in h?3 :
office in Park Row. but heard nothing I
except the buzzing of his electric fan.
Had it been necessary to quell any
general disorder 33,000 armed men
couid have be?_n brought into action
within a short time. Orders had been
issued by officials of the New York
Guard for 12,000 guardsmen to be
ready to report to their armories at
a moment's notice. Besides these, many
Secret Service men were watching the
movements of extreme radicals.
While the streets were filled only
with good-natured holiday merry?
makers, the city, judged by the num?
ber of policemen on guard, might have
appeared to a stranger to be under
some form of martial law.
?Upper Fifth Avenue Dotted
Blue uniforms dotted the greater
part of upper Fifth Avenue. Three
policemen st';od outside the Met?
ropolitan Club, while other clubs
were closely watched. Special at?
tention was given to the homes
of Senator W. A. Clark, Henry
C. Frick, Cornelius Vanderbilt, W. K.
Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie and
Mrs. Finley J. S he par.1, although the
occupants for the most part were away
from the city.
Midsummer lethargy hung about the
radical headquarters. On the door of
the Rand School of Social Science, 7
East Fifteenth Street, was posted this
"This building will be closed all day
July 4."
Two reporters who gained admittance
to the lobby were shooed away. Miss
Bertha Mailly, the secretan.', explained
that the purpose was to prevent any
strangers from slipping into the build?
ing with a bomb.
Sh?5 said the school had received
hints that there might be a "plant."
To protect the building, sha said, the
school had requested that a police?
man be kept on duty there. All day
long the policeman paced the sidewalk
in front of the school.
Action for I. W. W.
It was not so quiet at the I. W. W.
headquarters at 27 East Fourth 'Street.
While a half dozen I. W. W.'s sat
there opining that if any bombs were
found anywhere they certainly would
have been "planted by the capitalist
class,"'the landlady ?woopod in with
a broom and a dustpan and served
notice that the quarters must be va?
cated at once,
"Vacated?" repeated L. S. Chumbley,
editor of "The Rebel Worker."
"Yes; get out," said the landlady,
giving her broom a menacing twist.
"No more I. W. W.'s here."
Mr. Chumbley pleaded for time to
obtain new quartern. He pointed out
that the organization had n lease which
had not, yet expired. The landlady ex?
plained that she had been advised by
the police that other tenants might
be more desirable.
The projected general strike which
was to have been called an a protest
against the imprisonment of Thomas
Mooney did not material!/?! here. The
strike headquarters ut 25 Fact Seven?
teenth Street wa? closed, and W. D.
Patterson, the local manager, was re?
ported as having gone on ? vacation.
City's Hottest
July 4 Drives
Out Thousands
Country' and Seaside Resorts
Crowded by Exodus From
City as Thermometer He
cords 98; Many Prostrated
The hottest Independence Day ever
recorded by the Weather Bureau in
i this city drove almost the entire popu?
lation into the country or to the
i beaches yesterday. At 2:30 p. m. the
[ official mercury reached its highest
j point, 98 degrees.
! The mean temperature of the day?
j mean meaning also average?was 88 de
I grecs. At 8 o'clock in the morning the
I thermometer said it was 77 degrees hot,
I the coolest time of the day. The hu
! midity was not to blame, as it was nor
| mal.
The previous hottest Independence- ;
! Day was in 1911, when 93 degrees were
' .tillered. The weather- man said that !
i it would be warm to-day, but that to- ;
.night would bring, slightly cooler'
weather. At sundown yesterday tin
thermometer registered 90 degrees.
Prostrations were few, partly be?
cause nearly every one appropriated a
lire escape or some neighboring tree.
Pedcstrianism was never jo neglected
as yesterday.
From before dawn until dusk people
went away from here. At first,'when
the hours were small, they departed
by hundreds. At dawn thousands were
scurrying away from the smell of the
softening asphalt. By 8 o'clock it
seemed as if the population was made
up of the aged, infirm and n few work?
ers Everything that ?adiated from
the hot hub of a city was bulging.
Numerical estimates of even the roun-i
numbers of holiday seekers wer?) open
only to expert accountant at 9 o'clock
Hosts Flock to Coney
Coney Island was the objective of the
principal attack. By 10 o'clock the sand
on the beaches showed shimmering
white in a few patches as hundreds of
thousands-wooed relief from the heat
and got sunburn.
The need for greater transportation
to Coney Island grew as the mercury
bounced upward and traffic managers
of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit began
concentrating rolling stock on the
roads to the beach. The Sea Beach
subway and the Brighton Beach ele?
vated were the most popular with the
air hungry thousands.
From 8 o'clock until noon the
Brighton line trains ran on a s?ngle
minute's headway. Cars had been re?
cruited from the corners of barns and
from lines which were quiet and dry
with intra-city traffic. The trains
were made up of si? cars, each accom?
modating between fifty and s xty
seated and that many standing. Sub?
way trains for Coney Island slipped
into the West End termina) at two and
three minute intervals. These cars
seated ninety and "stood" even more.
At 6 o'clock old Coney Islanders said
that more than 500,000 were revelling
in the crowded waters or coolly routing
discomfort with much 2.75. There
were only six arrests for intoxication
at the island yesterday, a new low
Sunday or holiday record.
Mary Duffy, matron at the Coney
Island police station, had no holiday.
She had fifty lost children to take
care of and sonsole.
Rockaway Alao Popular
Rockaway was close behind the isl?
and in the numbers to whom it extend?
ed succor from the scorching streets
of tho city. The Long Island Railroad
strove perspiringly to take to the
Rockaway breakers the thousands who
clamored to go. But at 10 o'clock the
effort was suspended and the ticket
windows were closed, largely because
nobody could go through the train
gates, because everybody seemed
wedged in them. When the congestion
was relieved the ticket sale was re?
The train dispatcher at the Pennsyl?
vania Railroad terminal announced
that the line was busier than ever be?
fore in its history. After sizing up
the throngs wh:ch choked the terminal,
Continued on page four
Dutch to Yield
Ex-Kaiser; Trial
Will Be Public
German Lawyers Will Have
Assistance o? Britons as
Former Emperor Faces
Allied Tribunal of Five
HollanclLawsNc-l involved
Violation of Belgian Neu?
trality To Be the Charge;
Formal Protest Expected
LONDON, July 5 (By The Associated
Press)/?The Allies, according to "The
Daily Mail," have received assurances
that the Dutch government in the last
resort will not refuse to surrender the
former German Emperor for trial.
The newspaper says that the neces?
sary formal objections will doubtless
be raised to maintain the rights of
Dutch sovereignty, but as the demand
for his person can be made, in the
name of the league of nations national
rights will not be infringed, and there
is no doubt the Dutch government will
be quite ready to get rid of the un?
welcome guest.
John Andrew Hamilton, Lord Sum
ner, Will preside over? the five
judges representing the United States,
Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan
a,t the public trial of the former Ger?
man Emperor, according to ''The
Evening News."
Sir Gordon Hewart, Solicitor Gen
err.! of Great Britain, will lead for the
prosecution. William llohenzollern, it
is said, will be defended by German
couv.i-el, assisted by .British lawyers if
ho wishes them.
Procedure to Be Fixed
It is not considered likely, "The
Mail" continue:;, that the matter will
como before the Dutch courts, despite
certain .statements at The Hague.
The chief count in the former Kais?
er';; indictment, "The Mail" under?
stands, will be his action in causing
violation of Belgium and Luxemburg.
The proceedings will be conducted in
',: '. ?','.. but a translation will be made
int is . ? languages simultaneously.
Great state trials in England, of
which there have been none for
many years, have been held in West?
minster Hall, but it is not believed that
William Hohenzoherri will be given
that honor when he is brought here to
face the Allied tribunal. The procedure.
? >r h is '!?:: ! w*iIJ be laid down by a
commission which will be appointed
by a commii which the Allies will
soon set up to execute the provisions
of the peace? treaty.
Five judges will be chosen by the
British, American, French, Italian and
Japanese governments, and it is ex?
pected they will constitute the court.
In that event the Earl of Reading,!
Lord Chief Justice, will .sit for Great
Britain, and Edward Douglass White,
Chief Justice of the Supremo Court
of the United States, i^ regarded as
the logical choice of the. American
government. Parliamentary gossip ?
fluids that the former Emperor certain?
ly should not "lie given a privileged
position in court, but should be put
in the dock like any other man charged
with crime.
Expect Trial in Fall
The trial is looked for this autumn,
if it occurs, and steps for the Kaiser's
extradition are expected to be taken
soon, if not already begun.
The decision to bring the former
Kaiser to London, with other promi?
nent accused 4j*2rs?ns, has been u well
l..'P!. secret, and it is understood that
Mr. Lloyd George was responsible for I
th.? proposal, first made public in the
Premier's speech in the Commons yes?
Dutch Cant Halt
Flight of William
AMSTERDAM," July 4.?There is
nothing to prevent the former German
Emperor or the former Crown Prince
from leaving Holland at the'r pleas?
ure, according to a high government
authority at The Hague quoted by the
Amsterdam "Telesjraaf" correspondent.
If either of them should leave, how
over, the official quoted said, the sur
priso of their departure would be "un?
pleasant both for the Dutch govern- ;
ment and the, Dutch people."
"Shouid there come, however, a de- ?
mand for the former Kaiser's extrndi- ?
tion," the official said in an interview,
"and should he then want to depart?
suddenly it is possible he would be
prevented. He can, according to the
law of extradition, he 'arrested' at tho
request of a foreign government, but
a demand .for his extradition must be
made with n a certain period.
"When the demand for extradition
cotnos it will be examined in the light
?1 laws and treaties first. The law to
be considered is the extradition law,
Article 2 whereof spec lies offences for
which foreignors will not be extra?
dited. Extradition also is subject to
a number of other restrictions, for?
malities and guarantees. Should there
come a demand which is technically
correct and in order the government
must first obtain the advice of the
tribunal under whose legal jurisdiction
the person wanted is res ding,
"The former Kaiser must bo heard
by a tribunal," it adds. "The hearing
may take place en camera and at that
hearing he could be represented by
counsel. Within fourteen days after
the hearing the tribunal must inform
the Minister of Justice of its decision,
whereupon the government would act."
demobilization of Army May
End War Prohibition August 1
New York Tribune
Washinoton Hure.au
VITASHINGTON, July 4.?There is a possibility that demobiliza
** tion will be completed by August 1, thereby ending war-time
prohibition Demobilization authorities depressed the opinion to-day
that .Secretary Baker's order to ge t down to peace strength by Sep?
tember 30 will be carried out much moro easily than at first expect- ?
ed. Military experts went so far as to say that if. would bo possible
to discharge all temporary officers and enlisted men by August 1.
Even conservative estimates are that demobilization will bo com?
pleted by the first week of August
Riotous Towns
Turn Over Rule
To Italy's Reds
Four Persons Are Killed
When Troops at Imola
Fire Upon Crowds De?
manding Cheaper Food
Florence Shops Sacked
Populace Holds Up Produce
Merchants at Gates and
Fixes Its Own Prices
ROME, July 4.?Authorities in the
Imola and other towns in the Romagna
district have virtually handed over
their administrative powers to Social?
ist, Syndicalist and anarchist organiza?
tions, which have taken control of the
region as soviets, says the "Giornale
Four persons were killed to-day wher.
troops fired on a crow 1 at Imola as ;.
result of demonstrations against the
high cost of living. Newspaper d'i
patches received here 'eport t*16 ag'U
tion to be particularly strong at 0 .
logna, Ravenna, Florence and Forli.
FLORENCE, July 4 (By The As?
sociated Press).?Serious riots occurred
here to-day in protest against the higa
cost of living. Mobs sacked severa
shops in the outskirts of the city. A
the gates of the city rioters held u;
merchants coming in with their pro-',
uce and fixed their own prices.
Elaborate police and military mear,
ures have been taken to preserve order
The rioters were quieted in certain
places by the prefect of the district
who requisitioned all fruits and vege?
tables, which in the summer form the
staple foods of the poor. He fixed
prices 40 per cent less than those cur
rently charged. Where the crowds me.
merchants with their own produce,
eggs which had been selling at from 8
to 10 cents each were sold at 4 cents.
Cart Away Entire Stocks
The mobs backed camions up to the
! entrances of the stores and loaded the
I vehicles with foodstuffs. Then the
j camions were whirled to strike head
i quarters, where the provisions were
! distributed. Only food stores were
! looted, the clothing shops not being
? touched.
in the afternoon strikers congre
j gated in the Piazza Victor Emmanuele,
; but were dispersed by police and cara
i liineei's. There were many spirited in?
cidents. It was necessary for the cara
' binoers to charge the crowds several
! times before the square was cleared,
and many arrests were made. This
evening'armed guards occupy strategic
points throughout the city.
Military camions still are going out
from Florence to the regions stricken
by the earthquake, where normal condi?
tions now have been almost restored.
To-morrow the military authorities in?
tend to transport from Florence port- i
able barracks which formerly were I
used by the army in the field. These j
will replace the tents now in use in the
Mugello Valley.
General Strike in
France on July 21
Labor Federation Joins
Britain and Italy in
Stopping Work for Day
PARIS, July 4.?The executive commit- j
tee of the General Labor Federation an?
nounces that, after conferring with
British and Italian "comrades," plans
are being laid for an international la?
bor manifestation on July 21, when
there will be a complete stoppage of
all work in France and Itaiy.
The objects of the demonstration, It
is said, are "the cessation of armed in?
tervention in Russia, the rapid demob?
ilization of armies, the restoration of
constitutional rights, full and absolute
amnesty, and, above all, a war on the
increased cost of living by all possible
ROME, July 4.?The General Confed?
erations of Labor will meet here to?
morrow to arrange the proposed
twenty-four hour general strike in
Italy, in line with the plan announced
by the International Labor Conference
at Southport, England. The 3trike in
Italy, as in France and England, will
continue throughout Monday, July 21.
The proclamation ordering it will be
issued Sunday, July 20.
A proposed "boycott of the labor con?
ference at Washington (the Interna?
tional Labor Congress to be held in
October) is among other questions to
come before the meeting to-morrow.
Shows How Dempsey
Did It; Kills Friend
Demonstrating to his friend how
Jack Dempsey knocked out Jess Wil
lard last night, Anthony Wesielewski,
twenty-nine years old, of 101 Eagle
Street, Greenpotnt, Brooklyn, play
lly struck Thomas Black on the jaw. !
Black dropped to the ground at Eagle
Avenue and Provost Street, Green
point, 'and Wasielewski, he declares, ;
supposed he was continuing the joke.
When his friend failed to arise, |
Wnsielewski became alarmed and sum- j
moned Patrolman Travis, of the Green- i
point station. He in turn summoned
Dr. Kroll, of Greenpoint Hospital, whe
pronounced Black dead?
Wasielewski was arrested on tht
technical charge of homicide and wil1
be arraigned to-day In the Wllliams
burg Plaza court.
German? Interned in Brazil
Are To Be Sent Home Soon
RTO DE JANEIRO, July 3.?The gov?
ernment has decided to repatriate Ger?
man sailors tnken from interned Ger?
man vessels. The men will bo returned
to Coimany on steamors of a Brazilian
Austrian representative? have asked
the government for information a,s to
the condition? under which Austrian
subjects may como to Brazil.
R-34 Crosses the Atlantic
And Speeds for New York;
Is Due at Noon To-day
The Double Flight to IS etc York
'i'he giant British dirigible R-34, which reached the Newfoundland
coasc yesterday morning and heade d for Mine?la, was passed fifty miles
east of Sydney, N. S., by the Handl ey-Page biplane, also bound for Min?
e?la, at 8:40 p. m. yesterday. The 'plane is due early this morning at
Roosevelt Field. The dirigible may arrive about noon.
ig Biplane Due Here To-day
After 1,075-Mile Flight
Handley Page Bomber Sets Out From Harbor
Grace, N. F., for Mine?la, Planning to Ar?
rive at 5 A. M. To-day; May * Tour U. S.
HARBOR GRACE, N. F., July 4.?The
Handley Page bombing biplane, orig?
ina.ly entered by Vice Admiral Mark
Kerr for "The London Daily Mail"
transatlantic contest, started at 4:15
o'clock (New York time) this afternoon
on an attempted non-stop flight to New
York. Vice A.dmiral Mark Kerr and his
crew of three hope to land to-morrow
morning at Mine?la, in ample time to
join in the greeting to the British
dirigible R-34.
The Hnndley Page passed over St.
Pierre Miquclon, abouf 130 miles from
her starting point, at 6:50 p. m., New
York time, according to a wireless
message .received here. At 8:50 o'clock
it was reported from ? Sydney, N. S.,
some 170 miles further on, that both
the 'plane and the dirigible were about
fifty miles off that port.
At 11:45, New York time, the 'plane
passed over Antigonish, N. S., travel?
ling at high speed and at a great
height. Antigonish is 120 miles east
of Halifax and 430 miles southwest of
Harbor Grace.
The distance from Harbor Grace to
Mine?la is approximately 1,075 miles,
and the fliers, counting on strong beam
winds against them, estimated the
flight probably would take between
twelve and fifteen hours. With favoring
winds, it could have been made in about
ten hours, as the big biplane is capable
of developing an engine speed of
ninety-five to 103 miles an hour.
Besides Admiral Kerr, who is acting
as manager and assistant pilot, the
crew comprises Major Herbert G.
Brackley,.pilot; Colonel Trygove Gran,
navigator, and Frederick Wyatt, radio
Take-off Is Perfect
Despite the fact that the start was
made up an incline, the Handley Page
took off beautifully, being loaded to
little more than half its fuel capacity.
The petrol tanks, having a capacity of
'2,000 gallons, contained but 1,100 gal?
lons, which was declared to be more
than ample for the comparatively short
flight to New York.
The machine rose into the air after
taxying about 400 feet, and, ascending
rapidly, made a sweeping circle sea
ward. She then straightened out and
headed directly into the southwestern ;
course selected for the trip, and in a |
few minutes disappeared beyond the
Admiral Kerr said before starting
thnt the course would be in a direct
line over Nova Scotia and New Eng?
land, only about seventy-five to 300
mile3 of the course being over water.
The 'plane will fly at a height of about
3,000 feet.
Brackley Pilots 'Plane
Admiral Kerr said that Major Brack
ley would do most of the piloting, al?
though he would take the helm at in?
tervals, and at other times relieve
Colonel Gran as navigator. Wvatt, he
said, would give his undivided atten?
tion to the three sets of wireless with
which the 'plane is equipped.
Pians were made before leaving for
the Admiralty station at St. John's to
receive messages from the 'plane dur?
ing the first 250 miles of the trip. Af?
ter this communication can be had
only through ships which are expected
to pick up and relay any messages sent
out by the 'plane. Admiral Kerr said
he hoped to be able fo report hourly
through ships in the western Atlantic.
The Admiralty station broadcasted a
message to ships at sea this morning
announcing the contemplated flight and
requesting that all steamers watch for
and report promptly any signals sent
? out by the machin?.
May Fly Across United States
It was understood that if the flight
to New r'ork was successful the Hand?
ley Page would fly to Toronto the lat?
ter part of August, to take part in an
air meet arranged there in connection
with the proposed visit of the Prince
of Waies. It was said that the big
'plane then probably would make
flights to several American cities, in?
cluding Atlantic City, and possibly
would attempt a flight across the
American continent in the auturan.
lieloi-e their departures members ol
the crew- expressed great pleasure al
the prospect of leaving Harbor Grace
where they have been "marooned" foi
nearly two months. Although the resi
dents have treated them cordially, the;
had tired of the smail town's limit?e
facilities for recreation, being unablt
even to find a movie show to whil.
away the hours.
Wilson Delivers July 4
Address Aboard Ship
WASHINGTON, July 4 (By Wireless
to tho Associated Press).?The Fourth
of July was celebrated on board the
George Washington with sports and
games and a tug of war between army
and navy teams. The principal event
of the day was the address of Pres?
ident Wilson to the assembled soldiers
and Bailors at 3 o'clock in the after?
Tho members of the Presidential
party were interested observers of the
morning events. The President spent
part of tho morning in his office, going
over plans in connection with his ar?
rival at New York, which probably will
bo announced later. Tho weather con?
tinues fino, with the non enlm, the wind
moderato and most of the day bright
and sunny.
Six Amorican deitroyers were passed
this morning proceeding eastward.
Women's Emancipation
Bill Beaten in Commons
LONDON, July 4. ?The women's
Emancipation Bill, which has been be?
fore the House of Commons for some
time, was defeated to-day by a vote of
100 to 85. The motion to reject was
offered by Major Waldorf Astor.
Major Astor announced that the gov?
ernment next week intended to intro
; duce a bill to taue the place of the
emancipation bill. This bill will pro?
vide for the placing of men and women
on equal terms in civil and judicial
matters. The measure, Major Astor
?aid, will be wide and comprehensive.
Th<- women's emancipation bill wan
bncked by the Labor party. It was of?
fered by its sponsors to bring about
political and legal equality of mer
and women in Great Britain. Amone
other disqualifications of women to b?
removed by the bill was that prevent
j in g women from sitting in the Hour?
1 of Lords.
and Rain Force
British Dirigible to
Abandon Its Effort
to Reach St. John's
Nearing Canada.
Is Latest Report
Lost for a Time in Fog;
Radios to U. S. for
Full Weather Data
Special Corre^pe^idene?
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., July 4.?The
great British airship R-34, which
reached the coast of Newfoundland
early this morning after crossing the
Atlantic Ocean from Scotland, turned
toward the southwest from Trinity Bay
this afternoon, without trying to fly
over St. John's, and headed straight
for New York.
A message received at the Admiralty
wireless station here to-night said the
R-34 was headed for the* Canadian
mainland and was making g-ood prog?
ress. Naval officers est?mala that she
ought to reach Roosevelt Field, Mine
ola, about noon to-morrow.
After turning away from St. Johns,
the dirigible passed quickly over the
southeastern corner of Newfoundland
and was sighted over St. Pie,rre, Mique
!on, at 4 p. m. (2:30 p. m., New York
time). i ,
A dispatch from Sydney, N. ,S., said
she was reported about fifty miles off
that port at 8:40 p. m.. New York time.
The R-34 notified the wireless sta?
tion at Mount Pearl that she ?-.-:.s
obliged to steer away from St. John's
on account of adverse winds and a fog.
Lost in Denne Fog
Early to-day the airship was lost
for a time in a dense fog north of
Trinity Bay. She was ttien un.-.bie to
reach Cape Race with her win less, but
gave her position to the British war?
ship Cornwall in Bonevista Bay, wh rice
it was relayed to the station ?if re.
Trinity Bay is about sixty miles north
of this city, and Bonavista Bay is
about 320 miles north of St. John's. *
When the report came this morning
that the R-34 had reached the New?
foundland coast at Notre Dan;
at 6 o'clock it was believed that ?he
airship would reach St. John's a tout
This news was received with enthu?
siasm by the people of St. John's. The
disappointment was correspondingly
great when it was learned that the
city would not get a glimpse of the
great dirigible.
Gets U. S. Weather Data
WASHINGTON, July 4.--Tbe Brit?
ish airship R-34, on its way to New
York, wirelessed the Navy Department
to-night asking for the forwarding of
all weather reports via Barrington
Passage. The message, relayed fron
the navy radio station at St. John's,
was received at 8:30 p. m.
The Weather Bureau renewed ita
warnings to the dirigible to be pre?
pared for thunderstorms and similar
disturbances beginning Saturday after?
An earlier message from the Weath?
er Bureau to the airship said:
"Quiet wind and weather conditions
along American coast north of Cape
Hatteras; clear skies general &ou'.h of
Maine coast; local areas of cloud over
Canadian maritime provinces and fog
over sea north of latitude 42. Quite
warm in middle Atlantic and New
England states.
"The outlook is for fair weather and
gentle breezes over region between
New York and Newfoundland during
next twenty-four nours. Some doubt as
to weather on Saturday when local
thunderstorms are probable. Weather
reports and forecasts will be for?
warded you via Cape Race until other?
wise advised by you."
Searchlights Hunt
Heavens for R-34
Pilot Balloon Also Is
Up at Mine?la as a
Beacon for Dirigible
Stafi Corrcrvondtnci
MINE?LA. L. I., July ?.?Two. great
searchlight beams reached toward \.\?
stars from Roosevelt 1 iyin;; Field to?
night. Where their broad, white patha
intersected a kite balloon hovered, ap?
parently afire in the fierce glare. Thia
is the beacon that Briti.h officials h??:- >
hope the weary crew of the might?
dirigible R-84 will pick up before to?
morrow morning and follow homo.
United States navy officers here do not
believe, however, that the craft will au
j pear before noon|
All night long at the three wireleai
! stations of the field operators will sit
i at their instruments, sending out calla
? and listening in the hope of catching
the R-34'a answer. J^hus far they haw

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