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World at Your Home
Times - Dispatch Brings
Its Neivs to You Daily.
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Pulling Power
Times-Dispatch Want /Ids
Have That Quality.
69TH YEAR.
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X I'MIIKR 13R
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MAY 19, 1919. ?TEN PAGES
?CLOUDY
PRICE. THREE CENTS
Audiencc at City Audi
torium Responds to
Speakers' Appeal.
CAMPAIGN IN FULL SWING
THROUGHOUT STATE TODAY
Petersburg Raises $2,000 at Open
Air Meeting in Central
Park.
GARDIXKR to C'IjIMB AT 12:30
'Human Fly" Will Scale Walls of
Itichmonri Hotel in Hrlialf
of Drive.
Richmond and Virginia en into ac
tion today fur the Salvation Army,
hundreds of workers throughout the
< My and .State hymning the soliciting
of subscriptions.
Already scores of subscriptions' are
pouring Into State and city headquar
ters here, the biggest amount being
approximately J 15,000. contributed at
a mass-meeting in itic City Audito
rium yesterday afternoon. Subscrip
tions ranging from Jl.000 to J1 were
J coil ved at this meeting.
'.ine of the biggest features of the
Salvation Arm; home service fund
campaign in Itichmond will be the
f'lunbing of the Itichmond Hotel at
i- .Pj o'clock today by Harry II. Gardi
i!*rVi^ ' ,."un,an Fly." The fimous
I oitr.ss .Monroe Hand will take part
in this i elebration, aloiiK with sev
eral military and civilian speakers.
Kffortfl w. re mad.. t.. secure a higher
building [or this climb. but -hese
failed, and Gardiner arranging some
special stunts which will be performed
on the side ?.f the hotel building.
? i router. who originated the building
scallng feature reveral yeirs ago
u.ies no me>-hanical devices In his'
i.limbing, but clings to the tlnv
crevices and ledges with his fingers.
V1 ** a sreal crowd attrac
tion throughout the country.
-Many ?Ho*-MrrllnKii Held.
Mass-meetings were held in a score
of cities of Virginia yesterdav after
noon lu belli)f of the Salvation Armv
< rttiipatgn. and m. ac r leports received
last night by s' a t e Director W. Mc
iionald I?ce indicated that Itieo
amounts had been raised everywhere.
J-our thousand people attended an
open-air meeting at ivtembuig. which
wus addressed h} Charles l.assiter
I etersburg chati-nan, and Samuel I,
K el ley, of Itichmond. an overseas
worker for the Knights of Columbus,
-tore than $.,00ft was contributed at the
lete?iMlrg Tll(. sixty-second
Jrifantrj Hand, of Camp J.ee. partici
pated in ilio celebration, which was in
< enu-ai j.)rk_ arif, thtf ,|j(rl) ?,.,1<|o,
? horns Rang a number o.' >< .e>-t ion*
' i'> I'ltalrman Jaiiuelin I' Tavlor
led in th?- subscriptions at -|u c'itv
Auditorium \esterday afternoon
tributnig Sl.ijft.t t , i he home service
tund Among others who contributed
were \\ >?. I-orbes ?V <"o.. i.artts
i w ' *,'v .' ?*"ivs l? Carneal.
.lonn I. \\ ilhams A* Sons. J.">0Q; Xews
T.eader. $,*.00; .1 T I'alniiiar.v $J0o:
K. Kandolph Williams, J'J.'.o; Allen A:
Giiiler. (? |{_ 1! ihard-on.
tiiotormen and conductors of the Vir
ftailway <tnd I'ow er i.'ouipanv,
. -j0, and the itichmond Community
Chorus members. 150b Hundreds of
other subscriptions were received
workers being unable to compile the
full list last night
At 1 o dock today ail committees
and solicitors wil meet for iun. heon
at the Business ilt-n'j.; Club.
Belglnn Major *penk?.
Trying dajs in Belgium in August,
1311. were brought vividly to the minds
of a large audience in the Auditorium
when In. Albert .Verrincx. former
?Mayor of l.ouvain, recalled with feeling
the days when the Prussians marched
Into the city, nurned the buildings and
fchot down the citizens
Xc"lncx, lol<1 ?f how the Belgian
people refused tor many days to be
lieve that the Germans were actuallv
committing tile atrocities credited to
them. veil when reports came from
? Ulcs ion in 1 from l,ou\ain. wo could
not believe them." said the doctor "be
cause we had been so closely associated
with the Genitalia in both business and
social life mat we. did not think the
German people were capable of commit
ting such horrors," continued the
speaker.
c-.i'll?,Uli^Vo r?"nt* ?'JI " was on Au
gust l.t that they entered ti.? eitv.
"SI',?1*. wt,;e .herded into the sta
tion jark. after being driven from their
homes. Many of them were shot down
,? many mad dogs."
letting of the night of August "5
when the city was set on fire, !>r. Nor
pi^io^14 ?^oi.J *,ave Heard of rho
Belgian people l?elng to blame for
the wholesale shooting and for the
V. "s accounted for. anri
It was the experience of some of im
personal friends. a detachment o*i
soldiers came to the front door of tin
house and demanded admittance.
y intended
to stdich the place. Refusing anv an
swer whatever, they made their" way
homes, openediV.o 'w\V.dow^'amrVith
the street"b^lo\v. "08iU' sl,00,i"?
Shot .^lnit j- Clvliiunn,
"In a few minutes the troops were
marching down the street. Kverv ne ?
son found outside of his house was
either shot or made a prisoner and
taken back to Germany in box cars
where tiiey were made slaves"
Dr. Xerrincx does not blame the n.-e
man soldier as much for the atroci
ties as lie docs the ollicera. who com
pelled their men to commit crimes
fn explanation s>f his statement he
recounted the experience he had in
l?:s own hospital of a German soldier
wottndrd and ill with fever. He wanted
a drink, but when it was brought to
him he refused it. When nearly everv
available drink was brought to him
and he refused to quench his thirst he
was questioned, and told the attend
ing physician he did not propose, to
give the Belgians an opportunity to
poison him. I.atw he admitted' his
officers had told him the Belgian's had
started the war and would kill everv
man caught within their lines.
The stage at the Auditorium re
sembled a trench in the war zone
Soldier sentries passed along the outer
walls and Salvation Armv girls piss
ed among the men distributing dough
nuts. a
The Fortress Monroe hand furnished
'he music and wop the applause of
the large crowd.
At 11 o'clock Monday forenoon Chair
man Taylor will hold a conference with
the manufaeiure.rs of the city.
Mrs. J. SI. George Bryan,' of the
woman s committee, has arranged -ill
the details for the "Doughnut Hav"
celebration Thursday. when :t 0.000
doughnuts will he offered for sale to
the people of itichmond.
All those who are to take part in
(Continued on Second Page.). "|
Program Today in Drive
for Salvation Army Fund
.J.capi n'nnd Individual* lie
kln n lu Nollcliatlon nt t> o'clock.
In inlli'i 1 . ,hr tvhii nrr
Iheim' S .7 ",r wlehratlon nt
the lllchmond Hotel iire |o ?,rrt nt
111.'!0,,d'?MnP??-r... Klcvcnth mill
Jjunk Street*, mI(Ii Mr*. .1. si. t;corirc
llrjon. cluilrmtin. K
< hnlnnttn Taylor to mrrt manu
facturer* nt II o'clock.
At 12tail o'clock Hurry II. t;nrdl
V.W "Human Klj," m||| *cnlc the
Itlehnioml Hotel hulldln*. The
lortren* Monroe llnnd will he nrc*
rnt HldDK ?vlth NO Idler npenker*.
At I o'clock member* of nil com
mittee*. nollcltor* nnd tenm captiiln*
jylll meet t linlriim?> Taylor nl the
? \,cn'" ? 'l?ll?. ys here luncheon
\tlll lie held tuid reportu of proifre**
in ndo.
AI -I o'clock colored worker* will
' "r llend?|iinrterM. <\ hrre
their ?(irk ivlll he outlined nnd nr
riiiigrd.
REJOIN GRAYS IK LIE
Thirty-Five Men Invalided lioine to
I niie With Comrades in Great
Parade.
arrivk at pout tomorrow
Mat.so ilia Due at Newport News
1 ue.s< lay Aloruing?Governor and
OHIeial Weleomc Party Leave
This .\rteianoun to Meet Troops.
I hirty-flve men of the o 1 <| Grays*
Ha tt a] ion. who wore sepa I aled from
heir comrades because of wounds re
ceived in art imi as t lie One liundr'd
ami Sixteenth Infantry swept forward
toward f>rmany, and were -ui.se
quently invalided back to America, will
rejoin their unit when it make's its
triumphal march through Richmond
next Satutday.
I h? y w:J| be requested to don asain
thejr uniform and parade to the plau
dits of a r ra t ef ul people. Arrange
ments have not been completed vet for
then entry ir, the line, s-ince "it has
impossible to find Just how m.m>
Incapacitated by injuries from
marching. Those who cannot enter
the lino on foot will be carried in
automobiles.
Arrive* nt S of. lock.
tl,'nr Matsonia. upon which will ,-ome
Vrr et"Drav'S ?f "eW. ?? ?!'?.? 'o
" at Newport News tomorrow
.Homing at s o'clock. Governor uv^t.
moreland Davis and the ofMcia I j.artv
n. nu<1 to accompany him will bav'e
I.i.liinoiiil this afternoon at 1 o'clock
? he at the port in time t.? meet
Ivirtr.'-- V."B V"aael Ufr U,fc eOU!'1
Monroe.
The 1 ?n<- llundre<> anil Keurth \m
munition Train, in vhich at- included
will riv;' ,"V; '''lue8' "aUaUo,;!
i.l .?i ri\?. at the s.tmo po> ; on Wed
nesday and will lis hurried through
t.ie preliminaries oi landing go as to
1,'r" . / Hundred and Slxt-enth
Infantry tor the parade o- Saturdav!
Ilotvltcer'n Arrive May a.-,.
th.V?V.'.'.<,'iV? \? !lu* 1 *~' information.
\I-Iill. IHl,n,ll r(J Kleventh Kj.M
jV' /?"?"Prising the IIoWit:?.?!-?
I..ctte.\ of Itic-liinond. will t... ,| ?f. ...
Mi4V ''ill C
? i. '. ?< Parade on Ma\
I'll,* lit Ji't" SIU,,t Oelcbiation ' and'
eii -I. ? welcome a wail till bovg on
? <i ii occasion ?
from?Vcw'/inri* v' i,rriVc niclllliond
nJ .w ??" Saturday morn
^ t ro*-1" si Tm?.1 ''"niing into i:.rd
. ti?it Mation about v. 1o'clo.-k " \ =
to* \ he ",?af'blie. "??=?>- will be taken out
... i an Orounds on street ca' -
ui'\ enn''.t0Ji ,rUc,<8 ^ t hey will be
pu.le ,oin<Ki an<l wiU start oil t.'ie
j aiadf. probably at 1 i.Vlo; \ Tiu<
suHi'c!ianbes \h'e^?';tl"a>'ioi? de"tmuid*
PLANNING ELABORA TE
WELCOME FOR VIRGINIA
S OLDIERS A T SEA PORT
Men of One Hundred and Six
teenth Infantry to Walk
on Rose Path.
,[.-!>ecia! to The Times-Dispatch 1
XKWIDIIT N F:\V.S. VA.. May 15 ? !
\\ hf n the One Hundred and Sixteenth
Infantry reaches here Tuesdav o:i the
transport Matsonia it will be given
the greatest weleonie ever accorded
any contingent of tiie several hundred
thousand troops who have returned
through iliis pint.
I lie men will march to camp on a
carpet of rose petals. Nenrlv a thou
sand peopie of this city and the ofllcial
delegation of sister cities will meet
them ort" old Point on tugs ami sub
marine chasers.
There are more than :5.<i00 ofli.ers
and men in the one Hundred and Six
i teenth. of this number less than
I...00 are Virginians. The remaining
-.000 are sleeping neath the sod in
I-ranee or recuperating in hospitals in
this country or in Kurope.
Thursday night the men will be the
guests of Newport NeVvs at a great
street carnival to be held on ten citv
! blocks, now oflicially known as "Vic
I tory Way." I loiue-made cakes bv the
j thousands will b- furnished by the
women of Newport News.
; Saturday morning the One Hundred
j and Sixteenth will leave lor Kich
i mond.
DECLARE FLIGHT FEASIBLE
FROM NEW YORK TO LONDON
1 I'rew of t riiUer < liicnifii t'onfldenl
'I'hnt I)IrigihIc t an .''Inke
the 'I'rlp.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., May :S ?The
I nited States cruiser Chicago sailed
for New York at daylight this morn
ing, thus having the whole day, with
clear weather, to avoid icebergs while
navigating the coast.
It is understood that Admiral Wood
and the aviation experts on board the
cruiser, as well tis the crew which
brought I he lost dirigible C-."> from
. Ion tank Point to St. Johns are tinanim
ous in agreeing that the results of the
iUf>nl s.!,mv that a Hi Kilt dirc.t
fiom I .one Island to the Irish .oast
ihendesY6nyofCf:8-5b,e f?r a ,liriRiMe of
necmnmendation to this eff. .1 is said
m. hi#ilC7 forwarded to Washing
ton by Admiral Wood.
l're nldent '/.Haya I)le?.
cenl!:^anVf?n v' i May ,S'~"Oencral .lo
reni bUe or v^elnya' 'TM'dcnt of ,the.'
k?.i ? , Nlcsiragua for sixteen tur
bulent years, died at his home h ie
ale Saturday night, after a long IM
iiess, tt was learned tonight.
Seven-liny Mervlce
The Want Ads In The Tlmes-Dis
patub work seven days a week ami
get results for advertisers every dav
EdSffi; i.1''""'0 a?i Vi
Historical Session Expected
During Next Few Weeks
at Capitol.
;many problems presented
Policy of Two Parties in Next
, Campaign to Develop From
This Meeting.
[ Special to The Times- Dispa tch. ]
W A S H I X <; T O X. May IS.?What
promises to bo the most important ses
-ion of Congress held during a perioil
of peace. jriii<??? those sessions imme
diately following the War ltelwe<*n the
States, will begin tomorrow. with the
reassemhiing of the House and Senate
1 and the reorgani/.at ion of both bodies
under Kr-puhlii'an i-ontrol. This session
will not only address itself to the para
j mount issues of peace, including the
consideration of the terms of the
treaty with ?iennany. which the Presi
dent will Jay before it, and the league
of nations at the same time, hut it
will deal with the equally important
problems and polieie.s of the recon
struction. of the rehabilitation of
American busiiu: ? and of general re
1 adjustment of national, as well as in
ternational. interests.
Incidentally, the coming session will
lay the foundation for tl><* next presi
dential campaign. It will develop the
issues upon which that campaign will
be made. It will either show that the
Democratic party has not the capacity
to guide the country safely through
the coming period of domestic stress
and regeneration, or it will strengthen
public con tide nee :n the party that
fought a sUiceo>ful war and carried
through tiie most gigantic military
project the nation ever undertook. This
will all brought out in the sweep
ing investigations which the new Con
gress. under Republican auspices, will
launch.
A |iproprlii t ion?. Needed.
Although the ? >ngressional program
is inor- or le-s unshaped and will re
main so until the President is in a po
sition to subtil P. a tre.it> which the
Herman government has signed. cur
tain phase?- of the program can be
definitely outlined even now. First of
all -a ill come 'lie urgent appropria
tions. Peace treaties, politics, partisan-.
I ship and everything else must be put
aside temporarily for the conshh-ration
of those appropriations which failed
at the last session through Republican
filibustering and those appropriations
?a Inch have ben found necessary by
the developments of the past three
i months.
These appropriations will probably
exceed 000.000.0O0. The estimates
. arc not definite enough at this time to
tl\ even an approximate total, however.
Tiio railroad administration alone will
require something like SI.000,000.000,
and the Shipping Hoard will doubtless
; ask for half as much mor ? Many of
the larger supply bills were held up on
' March -l and they must be brought for
ward again, reintroduced, again de
bated and finally voted upon.
The fact that there is mutiny on
the part of the Set,ate "progressive"
Republicans against Senator Warren,
candidate for the chairmanship of the
Senat? Appropriations Committee,
threatening to hold up his election
xv ill not delav the preparation of the
appropriation 1*11 These must origi
nate in the Mouse any way. alid.by th<?
: inie they reach the Senate. a chair
man will hi've been named to succeed
Senator Mat tin, tiie retiring Democrat.
Prober* Whet Knlvrx.
And while the peace treaty is being
concluded hi Paris and the appropr
t.on bills are b'' ?
whipped into
...ape. t lie Senate and Mouse majori
ties will lie organizing their investiga
tions. At least .? dozen groups of
probers sire ? v.-n now whetting their
knives for the progressive operation ;o
be performed upon the Wilson admin
istration Soiio of tliein will be car
ried on through fhe expenditures com
mittees of t h e House and others
ihrough the Appropriations and other
major committees. There are no fore
casts ? ?f any special bodies of investi-j
gators to be created. But that is not
- gnit'n.aiit. Nothing in parliamentary
life i? so easy to initiate as a congres
sional investigation, and. as a rule,
nothing i< so uttv:!\ barren of results, j
' >f the domestic problems to be faced |
ilie most acute have to do with the sur
render of the railroads, the return of
the telegraph and telephone companies
to 'heir owners and the future of the
American merchant marine. Many very
serious questions are Involved in the
disposition of these vast properties, and
if there is anv real statesmanship iu
the new Congress it will have an op-'
portunity for constructive legislation
of a high order in dealing with these
quest ions
It must be remembered that the Fed
eral government dare not by the mere
stroke of a pen hand the railroads;
and wire services back to ilieir owners.
There is far more to be done than that.;
i All of these services have been sad
dled with new obligations since the
government took them over. The pay
rolls -of the railroads have been in
creased almost $ 1 .OOO.Ooii.iiimi by the
two director-generals. A vast amount
of new rolling stock has been pur
chased. Kxtensions have been made.
, Improvements have been inaugurated.
I' In ii ii lug U \eedril.
Competitive conditions have been
abolished for the time. The railroads
have almost been remade during the
past two years, and to thrust them sud
denly back into the hands of their
stockholders would bring disaster,
j Some provision must bo made for the
deflecits between railroad earnings and
expenses. Some new rate level must
ho established or other means found
' of increasing railroad revenues.
\ And to some extent the same situa
tion applies to the wire services. They
! have been hutdeiied with increased
charges. Competition has been elimi
nated among tliein. Itotli interstate
and intrastate rates have been raised,;
but the latter, as applied to the tele-'
phofn- companies, arc under attack in
the courts. Congress must find some j
means of protecting the owners of the
wire services, as well as the owners of
the railroads, before they arc doliv
| ored once more to their stockholders.;
i That hotly must determine whether or i
not competition is to< return as before:!
j to what extent government regulation
' is to b<- maintained, and what govern
ment agency is to provide that regula
tion.
The futuiv of the great new* mer- j
j chant fleei of the United Stales must
1 be determined at ibis session of Con
gress. The Shipping Hoard will sub
| init a proposition for the' sale of the
? ships to private interests. This will ;
be opposed in sonny quarters, but if it i
is finally adopted, the further question!
whether, or not the government is to!
continue building ships or to aban
don that end of the industry to private j
interests must be answered.
Questions of future military and
naval policy are to arise early n the!
session. The War Department w ill pre
sent ;>gain its military program for a
standing army ??f ."lOft.OOn men. and the
Navy Department will send in a 're-j
vised naval program. In both houses
of Congress there ;u'e powerful advo
cates of universal military training ns
' (Continued on Scoond"Pa"gc7)
IT;
PASTOR BEING HELD
Rev. C. T. Bealc and Son Locked
Up in Jail at Farm
ville.
RUSH VICTIM TO RICHMOND
Mother of Victim Sits in Church
Awaiting Arrival of
Minister.
Just about the time lie was expect
ed to preach his sermon vesterdav
morning-, Itev. C. T. Beale. pastor of the
MintJ.st churches at Dillw.vn ami Buck
ingham Courthouse, went to the j>nj_
wyn Inn ant! is allege.! to have sent
rou- hnjietf into tMe hody ..f Kobert
Spencer, probably inilictiny fatal
wounds.
Spencer, who is one of the best
nown young business men of the
county, was rushed to Richmond in
an automobile and carried to the
Johnston-Willis Sanatorium* for treat
ment. Or. .\. M. Willis, the surgeon
. charge said last ,,isl,. that 1,-Vas
in a very serious coudiilon. h.vin*
been struck once in the head, once in
Of i Mn<l Uvl,M- ln Ihe I'Hi'k. One
n, his ffKSc:s ,s s-4i",<J 1,ave
MlnUier nnd Son in .Inll.
The minister was t.ken to Kami.
?,!"*, ,a,t,d1 lwt,iro,l i" Ja'l. after de.-hir
Ju- 'r ilf.ki? ?< f raid to rem .-tin in the
\? . kil,s|,iini ? ourthouse.
-Mr. Ileale s son. who is said to have
.i?.co:npaiiled his father to the j,m
?rresi"c,l shoo""P occurred, also was
'iaI, i- :,n a'-ocssory. and is in the
"J1 ' I* a rill villi.*. It is charred thai
lie was armed with a knife.
?i !u?t iee ?>fC,,i!tlinHr> 1,earing before
m-i?le no i f peace, the minister
he de?.?ii?'Yfte,,fie is known of
he details leading up to ihe traired\
"it n ia said that Reale's daughter
Sf1?"1 Inent'y in the misumler
Ininister. ,,elwccn spencer and the
Daughter I'laurm |n C'awr.
l.'iday >iig!t:. according to re
r .'i*Me/ yuiig Worn in. who is about
f> * ? V. yea,rs oM' lf'ri h"r ho?"-- eo
Ing in the direction of Bremo. Spen
. 11 ,H said, found her near N'ew
anion, and brought her hack- to Dill
yn. Hie did not return home it is
?Ported. but remained thai night at
the home ot a well-known citizen
spen- ers mother. a member ' of
.lie .s church, was one of the conirre
f i vc"w lien ' Vh'e" Sh^
in *the?V*hu'reh' ^
Spencer is h son of the lste Samuel
h.poncer. who at one time represented
the county in the Legislature. He has
her of rivVdVn ?f WW for a num
\!a?f.n "W i . is * well-known
of i e ,' C T nlR,ter llas hef-" l?astor
years. churches for about nine
; CAPITAL GETS AFTER
AGENTS WHO REFUSE
TO RENT EMPTY HOMES
Ln/icartl-Of Prices Are Alleged
lo Be li.yrtclcil in IF <7 .?.//
ington Citv.
AN ASHINCITO.V. .May I ??.?This town
aga'inM refers.''>,WeS of a ,:ons|,iri,(>
fj-'r?Vll,e" 10 'hir, v columns of "house
roi sale?immediate possession" adver
tiseiiicnis in the newspapers here each
!., ? ? ??nd not more than a dozen or so
f r?ir", "Is constitute prima
fa. ic evidence of the f.-ut that the
u.Islington profiteer?who hung tin !
such an enviable w.,r record-Is s,m
laV-Dcs US" 1,aS simP'>' changed his
',e town's bonanza days are over
-u.'iZ-.1*'&,",M exactly over, but they are
- -ipping fast, ami the rush to unload
t ".'j w;;4,"timr prk'PS is a" indica
tion of .heir waning. As the countrv
Of ,Mhe"Ve,S n"V'";< 1 :,(V again, most
Of the war workers here are prep-trine
to return to their homes. whHe "V*
dollai-a-year man?one. of the most
familiar figures of the town while hos
tilities were in progress?is not extinct.
r , exodus has meant vacant rooms
I V stm*1!'! 1,01,5 Vs" but 'I'Ough there
,sn1.' P'enty of persons anxious to
locate in the capital, the real estate
men do not care to rent. They'd rather
sell?at war*i inuk price?.
One 1 housanri houses we've for
lail?sin0!?har\0 ro?*> for rem." is their
The real estate agent still asks un
heard-of prices--refuses to rent vacant
piopcitv because he hopes to sell it-.
f1"1l' Va1'I,\,y P'edicts. without batting
an eyelash, that Washington "will he
the greatest city in the world."
H. L. UNDSl'eY RESIGNS
Director ?f War Itluk limiirnnep <M?
jectf. to "Ited 'lapp nnd I'omior
oii.M SuiiervlMioii."
Illy A mm. i<_-la ted Press. |
WASHlXtiTOX. May IS.? Honrv D
i.tndsley announced today his resltrni
'1 director of the Treasurv's Bu
reau of War Kisk Insurance, declar
ing th at excessive "red tape" and pon
derous supervision of the Treasury over
n.^nor '..iitiii. matters made successful
?tduiinist raiion impossible.
. Tlu; resignation was dated vester
<i. >. to take effect tomorrow, and had
been reuuested three days ago bv Se<
1 etarv i.lass. following Director Uiids
le\ s suggestion more than a month
ago that unless he were given wider
i- ss'l^ev'/' V1"."1'1 Secretarv
? lass is expected to appoint a suc.es.
Km m ItTJ'Vv'" TW" '-"'rector Mndi
ley s live executive assistants in the
bui ca u have one rod their resienations
tll ken^ by ot her's',UU ,,robnb,V w>" be
nJ:ir:ct!? 1 -indsley, whose home is in
'a'.as. lexas. and who was head of
1 he army .s war risk section in France i
nn'hi'i r""U' ?.f ccilonel. today made I
^e!rirS|,ne ('lu'c between himself
(If what eta ry ( tlass, telling his strtrv
* ' ,vj,s aeriotiK Inlerfer
? n. e oil ihe part of the Treasury with
of appointment of even minor !
? . salaries of employees and
,, 1 it 11 res. ailminisi rat ive <lo
I1! i-WHh the bureau and puhlicitv re
yard. ns allot,..ems. allowances, iom
peiiM.tion and soldiers' insurance.
( nUjnel Ijiirlsley eliarirec) ih'ii 'i I
! /t?!V".h I M,u n Ih,i W;IS ?npolnt^fl bv SeeT
letaiy iilnss last December Hi he wM?
gnen lo understand that he would have
\\ ule authority to reorganize Ihe War
1 ,, 1 "an ranee Bureau from the
chaotic condition in which its work
had fallen, the Treasury subsequentl\
imposed multitudinous restrictions
delayed action on his recommenda
tion:.. orten for as much as a month
and insisted on submission of innumer
able memoranda on minor matters.
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ing Want Ads over the telephone is
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HA WKER IS WINGING WA Y
ACROSS OCEAN IN EFFORT
TO BEA T U. S. SEAPLANES
NAVY DEPARTMENT
BEGINS HUNT FOR
| THE MISSING NC-3
Crew of NC-1 Rescued and
Safe on Board
Cruiser. ?
COMMANDER READ PLANS
TO START ON NEXT LEG
Scores of Destroyers and Other
Craft Searching for Lost
Men.
GAM-; ST IKS 11' .\n<;k\ \yati;hs
Oflicial Itcporl Indicates Keeovrrcd
Seaplane Was llarily Dnmauctl
in Kou^li Weather.
I Rv A\y#?ri?< !r?l Pros?y )
W A SI 11 Nt !TuN, May is.?Apprehen
sion a? to the sifi'iy of Commander
.lolln II. Towers and liis crew of four
men. who, in the seaplane NC-3, have
been lost at sea for more than forty
hours, had begun tonight to displace
the feeling of confidence among naval
ollicials that the transatlantic Myers
soon would he found by searching
vessels.
No word had been received from the
NC-3 si nee 5:l.*i o'clock yesterday
morning, when Commander Towers re
ported that his plane, the llagship or
the squadron, was off her course sonic
300 miles from the Island of Kav.ii.
Azores. Dl.sp.itc lies fr..ni Itear-Ad
miral Jackson, aboard the U. S. S- Mel
ville, at I'onta I'elgada. Azores. to
night said a gale was sweeping the
seas northwest of the Azores, and that
; high waves were running.
With the NC--I at llorta. Broomed
and ready for the next leg of the
transatlantic Might. and the crew of
! the Ni.'-l safely aboard the cruiser Co
lumbia at llorta. the navy, with its
vast force of vessels, concentrated t<>
aid lit the tr cisatlantic attempt, wis
bending all of its energies to the lind
i 11K of the lost Myers.
Improved leather conditions be
tween the Azores and Portugal, report
ed to the Navy l>epirtnient tonight,
prsteticaUy assure the ?"hop-.iff o.r the
NC-I tomorrow morning on thy sec
ond leg of the transatlantic flight.
IJe.sl rojern s?.?nr iirenn.
Two 1.' 111 leships. the 1'lorida and
Texas, and nearly a score of destroy- !
ers were scouring the sea over a wide |
area all day today and tonight.
The fog. which, it is supposed, |
forced the NC-I to the opean sea when
within a few short miles ?.r t'orvu |
Headland, the objective point or the
aerial argonauts, h ul been dissip ited i
by strong westerly winds this morn
ing. which increased t.< a gale by :? !
A. M. and whipped up a misty, choppy
sea. the most menacing condition pos
sible for a seaplane riding on the stif
face of the ocean.
Mess tges received from Tlear-Ad- I
mlral Jackson late tonight telling of '
the damage to the NC-1. caused o> the
heavy seas running at the time the
plane was found, served to increase '
the apprehension felt for the safety
of the crew of the NC-:s. The lower
planes of the NC-1 were b idly dun
aged, one pontoon was entirely car
ried iway. the right wing was badly
broken, the left wing rijf were da in
aged, and the elevators w. re smashed.
Son* Are lliinning lilgli.
Naval vessels standing l?y in an ef
fort to salvage the big boat reported
to the department that the sea.-i were
running so high that it whs impos
sible to save It at this lime. It wis
oointed out that only uootl fortune
could possibly save the Ntfrom even
more serious damage, since it is handi
capped bv the extra weigh! of its crew
Using Corvo Island as an operating
base, the screen of battleships and de
stroyers were sweeping westward in
a great semi-eirele in an effort to
cat eh sight of the NC-3, or pick up
radio distress signals. The high winds
and heavy seas prevailing made the
work of the rescue narty most diliicull.
, The main element of hope hi the
situation, as viewed by naval oMicial.
tonight, was the fact that the weather
forecasts predict dimini. lung wimls
ami abated seas late in die night and
Monday morning. |t was thought I hat
if Commander Towers" frail craft could
successfully ride out the gale until
morning, that the j probability .,f res
cue would be griaitlv increased, since
a veritable swarm; o* destrovers and
other naval craft, galhcml from wide
distances. were being concent rated
over the area to tlu- northwest nf tin
Azores. IOach of the seaplanes carried
sufHclent food and water for the .--ix
days when the sutiadron left Trepassev
Bay. I
?VC'-l (oiixlilerably Daumged.
The condition in which the M'-l was
found was described in lite following
message to I he Navy I >epart tnent from
the cruiser t'olumhla:
Nt - I right wing badly broken, pon
toon carried away, elevator broken,
fabric left wing ribs badly damaged.
Condition of sea too roimh to salvage
plane. Kail-fax standing !>v awaiting
better conditions. Crew o'f NC-1 in
good shape now on board Columbia
NC-1 in good condition and awaiting
favorable weather betore proceeding
to Ponta Dclgada. Scouting lines sconi
ing to westward for XC-:i Strong
northwesterly wind ami rough seas I
preva iling."
The members of the crew of the NC-.1
in addition to Commander Towers are
<'onitnander II. <\ Kicharrison. I.iir'ut??n
ant I). N. Met'ti I long h, I ,i<ui t cna nt-Com ?
mander 15. A. I.evender and Macbini i
I.. It. Moore.
Thfc crew of the NC-I was picked up
last nlglit iiitiuly-five miles northwest
of the Island of Ka.val, by I lie bona.
The NC-I was found by i he destrover
Harding thiriy miles 'from the point
where the crew abandoned it |n
o'clock Sunday morning. The destrover
Harding reported thai Hie riclii wing
and one pontoon of the Nt". | w, re dam
aged and that a propeller had hct-u
broken.
MILLION AND HALF SLAIN i
l.nteftt Cnniinlty fimirri of <,rruiuiiy .
Mumv ItT.'t.lmiii s(|)| \miiiiir
Missing;.
l; Kill. IN, Mat Is. -tiermanv lost!
more than I..100,000 In killed during the j
war. the latest authoritative casualty
figures show, as follows: killed, I.?!7*1.- 1
000; missing. 000; wounded, l,',!07.
000; total, 6,206,000. J
British Statement
Recalled by Hop-Ofi
N'l". .IOII.VS, \. )la.T is.??lf an
\ inr rii'ilit scuplune lirulu lis in (hr
Mlaiitlc tl iu li ( I'll eat ilial American
SCII|llMIIC.?*
Ilarry llnMkrr, pilot of tlic
????!?\\ it li sirain lit aw?.v airplane, made
t It I-i threat ?>r promise to a i'?rrr
spomlent a few iln.vN n?o. Kri-ilcrlrk
I*. Ilaj iiliain, manlfr of tlio Hurtln
syde machine, nodded iiKreemenl
with liis \ u*> t ra I ia n competitor.
Tlir statement came lit rmimnxr
to iinivst loui rrUHrdlni; tlic likelihood
of the I nlteil State* natal machine*
isrtllns away before the llrltlsli
planes. Ilawker iroltril at the stic
Kcstion at the time. InMlstini; that
e\en If the seaplanes Martcil llrit,
they ituuld not finish in that fnsli
lon. lie evidently started thin after
noon In an cfTort to lient the scu
plnncs before they reaeh t.lsbon. He
added:
"If a Minclc-eiiciiicd land mnehlne
like thirs ean't do It, a multlplc-en
eliieil seaplane or any other kind of
Plane ean't either. Make no mis
take a lion t that.'*
fastened to the fiiseluKr of hit
aiaeliitie. hut easily freed In the
even! of a land inc. I'llot llarrjr
Hawker carries n life-sating boat
In Ills transatlantic venture. TIiIr
small vessel, however, eould not last
in a I err lieai y sen for more than
live minutes.
EXPECT BIG 111 OVER
TERMS OF PEACE TRESTY
Sharp Differences Have Arisen
Among the .Members of the
(iei'inan Delegation.
KX PIMM'S OPPOS10 SUBMISSION
Indications Are That Keeling Has
Iteaclieil tt Point Where (,'ount
von ItrorlulnrfY - Rant7.au Will
Sever Connection Wit It Party.
IRv A-sciela tril Pre--*.!
Sharp differences have arisen among
the members of the Herman pcace del
egation over the peace treaty, and
fount von Hrockdorff-iiant7.au. head of
the Teutonic plenipotentiaries, may re
t urn 11? Berlin 10 discuss with the
Khert Kovernment whether the terms
presented hy the allied -?nd associated
governments shall be-signed. He has
already reached Spa and conferred with
technical experts.
A majority of tlie delegates, includ
ing the financial experts, are asserted
10 be strongly against submission to
the terms, and so marked has become
the <|ivision between the opposing1 fac
? ions that i; is ? iu11?> probable fount
? o^ Hroekdorff-Ka ntr.a n will not agree
to remain .1 party t?? the negotiations
t oil li I Tlirentcn* to ((nil.
Unofficial advices from Spa arc to
tiie. efTect thit the count a I ready has
asked to bo relieved of his arduous
.tasks. The departure of the head of
? li'- Herman delegation w ill not neces
sarily cause an interruption cuf the ne
gotiations. however, as these may tie
conduct ed meant into bv those members
of the party remaining at Versailles.
Tito Independent Socialist? of Ger
many are still in favor of signing the
peace treaty, in the face of strong op
position on the part of th<? imn-So
eiaiist supporters of the government.
The failure of the Hungarian dole
Kites to arrive at St. licrm.tin and the
uncertainty as so conditions in Hun
nary are holding' up t he presenila
tion of the treaty to be offered the
Austrims for signature- It is e\
pect.d now that the document will
not be handed to the Austrian pleni
potentiaries until late in the present
week
Consider Sending food.
Tims far the only business trans
acted liv the Austrians at St. tier
main has been with tlte inter-allied
representatives in connection with the
nut hods and details of the revict ualing
of Vienna and the remainder of Aus
trii as that state is constituted at
present. Indications are that Italy
will take i leading part :n lie nego
tiations with tin- Austrians. as the
entente power most concerned in them.
Serious lighting attended the land
ing ot i ircelt troops at Smyrna last
Thursday. Three hundred Turks and
11m.i i.reeks were killed during tliu en
cou n i crs.
SWIFT RUN CAP LAD
IS SERIOUSLY INJURED
BY REVOLVER BULLET
Accidental Discharge of Wea
pon Places Youth A ear
Death 's Door.
< llAUl.OTTr:sVllil.K. VA.. May IS.? !
Howard Heine, aged sixteen years,
was brought to University Hospital
from Swii't Knit flap, near Stanards
villc. seriously injured by a pistol
wound In the abdomen. Deane was
shot at !? o eloi k Sunday morning,
while a cousin. Herbert Oeane, was
inspecting a .lis-caIiber revolver.
According to reports of the attend
ing physicians who brought the in
jured boy lo the hospitil, the shooting:
was accidental.
i?ii arrival a't the hospital an opera
tion was performed ill the hope of sav
ing the lads life At midnight, how
ever. physicians held forth little hope
fo;- his recovery.
? MILLIONAIRE BABY" KILLED
IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
\ in SO II \\ nlsh Met.can .Striwk by Motor
I in" In KronI of \\ ashing
Ion Home.
WASHINGTON. May IS Vinson
Walsh Mel.ean, nine years old. eldest
of the three sons of Mr. <nd Mrs. Kd- i
w.i id It. Mei.can. was struck by an au
tomobile in the road in front of
' 1'rieiidship." the country home of his!
Parents, near ihts city, shortly, before '
11 o'clock '.'tis morning. receiving in-'
juries wlticli caused his death eight!
hours later.
Surgeons were s.tim-noucd imme
diately after the accident, but their
sliil! pro d unavailing.
Mr j*.:??I M'S. Mel.ean were absent in
?'inci i ia \ w here business h'd called j
Mr. ,\l l.e iu. They left for Washing- i
ton upon oelng not tiled of the injury )
to their *,cr? and will arrive here to- 1
morrow j
\ inson Walsh McTyean was born in !
Washington in Dccomber, 190D. 1
FLIGHT OF HISTORY
Expects to Reach Irist
Coast Within Twenty
Hours.
RAYNHAM'S HOPES BLASTED
WHEN MACHINE IS DISABLEC
Misfortune Intervenes Wher
Englishman Tries to Folio w
His Rival.
AXZAC OFF ALL TRADE ROUTES
I'lyci* Braving Gales and Element:
With DcvIcch for
Personal Safety.
| nv Associated Pros?. 1
ST. JOHNS, N. K.. Ma>* ls-?Marry O
llawkcr, Australian aviator, and Com
mandcr Mackenzie Grieve, his navlga
tor. arc winging their way across thi
Atlantic tonight on the most perilous
airplane night in history.
They took the air at P. M. to
i (iay, Greenwich time. (1:53 P. M. New
i York time), and expert to reach tin
; Irish coast In twenty hours utiles:
some accident forces them to plungt
| into the sea.
t.p to midnight no word had beet
received front Hawker since ho starlet
j cm his transatlantic tlight. Weathct
reports from the Atlantic were favor
able and indicated Improvement it
i some of the storm areas.
When the Sopwith biplane passet
i from view from beyond th_? hills to tin
northeast, headed ror the open sea. i'
I, ft behind with shattered hopes Haw
, Iter's Fhigllsli rival, Frederick P. Itayn?
ham. who had hoped to be rtrst across
' in a Martlnsyde. plane, and win gloi\\
i and the $50,000 prize ot the L.oudot
1 Daily Mail.
i Uaynham wan tuning up the. engim
1 of his machine when Hawker llashec
yver the Rnglisli airdrome. dropping
! as lie went the tinder carriage ot" hit
| Sopwith to lighten the load lie must
' carry. Uaynlnim and his navigator
! Charles \V." J-\ Morgan, realized tlier
that the Australian was on bis way
j Instantlv they determined to follow
, him. for all their preparations hat
i been made weeks ago, but inisfortuiii
Intervened.
Itenr Ailr BrrnKx.
As the Martlnsyde "taxied" along
the uneven surface of the runway pre
> paratorv to the take-off. a rear uxl?
I broke under ils heavy load and th?
! machine plowed into the ground
i Pilot and navigator were Jammed ir.
| the wreckage, but apparently neither
t whs seriously hurt.
' While Haynham's injuries were be
lli ? treated, Hawker was well on his
way. Sunday sightseers. llstlesslj
1 watching what tbev supposed was tc
j be a trial flight of the Sopwith. were
S amazed when they saw the. under car
riage drop like a. plummet near tlu
Martlnsyde airdrome. They knew it
to mean Hawker had determined tc
tarry no longer, for it left him with
out landing equipment, but lightened
his craft for his hazardous voyage.
If the daring Australian wins his
gamble with death it will bring him
first honors in the nonstop transat
lantic race, undying fame and a rich
prize. He decided to risk everything
when he heard of the arrival of the
foiled States Navy's seaplane NC-i at
I lor t a. and reiterated his statement
that he would "beat the Yankee.*
across." although the venture of the
navy aircraft has no bearing on the
Dally Mail contest, nor did they at
tempt a nonstop flight.
rile* Strnljxht for Irelnnd.
The twenty-hour journey planned by
Hawker would land him on the Irish
coast at about l :.*>5 P. M. Greenwich
time, tomorrow (0:55 A. Mi New York
time). He is flying straight for Ire
land. winging his way regardless of
i shipping lanes.
Hawker got away in a lurching 300
vard run. bumping hazardously over
: the uneven Held. The little plane,
careened and rocked recklessly until,
a hummock lifted it and its wings
"took the nir" for a low. swinging
start Hawker was at the control.
The Sopwith began to sneed up as
soon as it floated into the air and
Hawker headed straight info the
northeast. When he dropped his un
der carriage he and Grieve waved a
<inick farewell.
Flying straight without swerving a
hair from the chosen course, the little
plane faded rapidly from view. In live
j minutes it had dwindled to ;? speck in
; the sky and m six minutes it was out
of si>;ht beyond the hills.
Hawker's start was made in the face
of weather conditions which he charac
terized as "not yet favorable?but pos
sible." He and bis navigator gravely
i-onsidered the hazards of the attempt,
and decided to stake everything on an
effort to "beat the Americans."
Increased Pressure Koported.
Overnight reports to the meteoro
logical station had showed Increased
atmospheric pressures, smoother seas
and fair bnromcter conditions. Al
though winds and pressures wore not
all they hoped for. Hawker and Grieve
ordered their hand satchels packed and
made ready for tho start.
Tlnw'ker considered welprht as of
utmost importance. Lifting Mackenzie
Grieves hag. be found it heavy, and
inquired solicitously If he couldn't,
dispense with "pajamas on the trip."
When asked if lie thought he would
have a chance to sleep on the voyage.
Hawker replied:
"We'll have a long sleep coming at
th^ end of It."
It was 5 o'clock tn the afternoon
(Greenwich timet wh<n Hawker or
dered his Sopwith i!'?n out of its
hangar for a ground and wind lest.
Over In the Quid! Vidi Field, at the
other end of th.-? city. flaynham bad
found cross-winds sweeping over hla
Martlnsyde "take-off" grounds.
Hawker tried out the Sopwith for a
minute or two r.nd called conditions
for a start "good enough." Grieve
agreed. The plane was then given a
final Inspection.
IMiine .Irrki Korwaril.
At 5:51 (Greenwich time* the Sop.
with was ready. At 5:55. sharp. Haw
ker gave the word and the ground
crew "let go." The little plane jerked
forward, then moved steadily over the
uneven ground.
Hawker gathered speeds rapidly as

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