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VOL. XXX., NO. 74
Senate Ready to Receive
Chief Executive This Af
ternoon Opposition to
Secrecy Is Strong Work
on Treaty to Be Started
Next Monday
WASHINGTON', July 9 President
Wilson will present the peace treaty
and the league of nations covenant
to the senate tomorrow.
The president will deliver a lengthy
address in which he is expected to out
line the details of the Paris conference
and tell why he feels the Unitd States
should endorse the league of nations
covenant. His address promises to
mark the opening of one of the bitter
est fights ever waged in the senate
over ratification of a treaty.
He was represented as being
"anxious and eager" to appear before
any committee of the senate or the
house, or both, in open or executive
session to answer any questions that
members might desire to ask with re
tard to the treaty and the league
While members of the senate foreign
relations committee declined to predict
whether the president would be invited
before the committee, there was a gen
, oral feeling that should be made known
directly a desire to appear, he would
be given the opportunity. The usual
procedure would be for the committee
to ask for the diplomatic correspond
. once leading up to the treaty, and
since that most of the Versailles were
-onducted orally, some senators believe
the alternative course would be to
question the principal delegates. Op
posing this view, however, is the feel
ing of some committee members that
it would be too wide a departure from
precedent to invite a president before
uny committee of congress.
Senators Oppose Secrecy
It has been pointed out that the chiet
executive constitutes in himself a co
ordinate branch of the government and
as such never has dealt directly with
uch a ubordinate body as a sacrifice.
Should the president go before the
committee, there are indications the
session would be open. Some members
are known to be determinedly opposed
to any secrecy in senate consideration
of the treaty, and in this stand they
expect the co-operation of the president
find his supporters on the committee.
The effect may be to throw into the
ipen the entire committee considera
tion of the treaty, as well as the de
bate of the senate chamber. It is con
sidered more than likely, however, that
at lea-st some of the committee decis
ions will be In executive session.
A vigorous questioning undoubt
edly will await President Wilson
should he appear before the
committee. Among the members are
some of the most bitter critics of the
league of nations, of the presidents
conduct in the Versailles conference
including Senators Lodge and Borah of
Idaho and Johnson of California and
Tall of New Mexico, all republicans.
Postpone Work for Treaty
There is little likelihood that thr
committee will begin work on the
treaty before Monday, although it will
receive the document as soon as it is
submitted by the president. There are
many maps attached, and it is not ex
pected that copies for the committee
members can be made at the govern
ment printing office before the end of
the week.
The senate plans to adjourn until
Monday as soon as it has heard th
president's address and has referred
the treaty to committee and ordered
it printed. Several senators will be
ready to speak on the subject the first
of the week however, and the debate
is expected to be virtually continuous
until the ratification vote is taken, per
haps many weeks hence.
Will Also Present French Treaty
Although there has been little dis
cussion regarding the new treaty with
France by which the nation would be
promised American aid in case of an
unprovoked attack by Germany, the
general expectation is that it will also
be presented by President Wilson to
morrow and will take the same course
us the treaty with Germany,
The president will not leave for the
capitol before noon. He is to speak
1.) minutes later.
The house will not be In session
whilo the president is speaking, hav
ing agreed today to meet at 2 p. m.,
so that members can be in the senate
to hear the chief executive.
The president's first day at tho
white house since he returned from
France was a long and busy one. After
sleeping late he went to his desk soon
after nine o'clock and .remained almost
uninterruptedly at work.
Ignores Appropriation Bills
Bills carrying with them appropria
tions of more than two billion dollars
were before him but he apparently was
unable to find time to consider them.
The president still was working in
his study late tonight and was said to
be literally elbow-deep In papers.
So busy was the president that not
a single caller was received.
A number of senators visited the
( white house and talked with Secretary
Tumulty. So far as could be ascer
tained, the president did not communi
cate in any way with members of th-
foreign relations committee.
German national assembly, by almost
, two to one vote, ratifies the peace
Wilson's appearance before senate
. this afternoon is expected to be
.signal for start. of bitter debates
reqarding signing of the peace
Greatest wheat and rye crops in his
tory are being harvested by Ameri
can farmers.
Rancher is robbed and fatally shot
by two Mexican highwaymen; one
is captured.
Issue of $4,000,000 county road bonds
are sold.
Million dollar hotel to be built, de
spite suit, says promoter.
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WASHINGTON, July 9. Bounti.
ful farm crops this year were indi
cated today in the department of
agriculture's July forecasts, based
on conditions existing the first of
the month. Winter wheat and rye,
now being harvested, showed the
largest production ever attained.
Record crops of sweet potatoes,
tobacco and rice also were pre
dicted and the production of spring
wheat, corn, oats, barley, white
potatoes and hay is expected to be
larger than the average for the
five years, 1913-1917.
Value of the wheat, corn and
oats crops combined, amounts to
$3,340,622,000, based on July 1 farm
prices. The value of corn is $4,
768,475,000: . wheat. $2,577,420,000,
and oats $994,727,000.
Plant disease and other condi
tions, however, made heavy in
roads during June on prospective
wheat and oats production. The
forecast shows a loss of 75,000,000
bushels of wheat since the June
estimate and a reduction of 43,
000,000 bushels in the prospective
oats' crop. High temperatures
caused deterioration in the condi
tion of winter wheat in some sec
tions while plant disease increased
in central districts. The heat also
affected spring wheat in some
parts of the belt where black rust
has appeared and somewhat dam
aged the crop.
The area planted to corn, white
potatoes, flax and rye is smaller
than last year, while the acreage
of sweet potatoes and tobacco is
Corn production was forecast at
2,815,000,000 bushels, 13.000.000 bushels
larger than last year's crop. The
acreage is 4.2 per cent less than last
Tobacco, with a production forecast
Off 1,453.000.000 pounds will be a record
crop. "White potatoes production will
be smaller than last year, but the
sweet potato crop' promises to be
record one. The oats crop is slightly
smaller than last year, but larger than:
the five-year average production,
forecasts of the country's principal
farm crops, estimated on the condition
of the crops July 1. were announced
today by the department of agricul
ture as follows (figures in millions of
bushels): Winter wheat, 839; spring
wheat, 322; all wheat, 1.161. Corn,
2,815; oats, 1.403; barley, 231; rye. 103;
white potatoes, 391; sweet potatoes.
102; tobacco, 1.453 pounds; flax, 13.2;
rice, 42.5; hay, 116 tons; apples (total),
156. Apples, commercial, 24.6 barrels;
peaches, 60.
Wheat of last year's crop remaining
on farms July 1, amounted to 19,644,000
Condition of the crops on July 1 and
crop acreages not previously announced
AVinter wheat, 89. OC of a normal.
Spring wheat, 80.9. Corn, 86.7 and 102,
977.000 acres. Oats, 87.0. Barley, 87.4.
Rye. 85.7. White potatoes, 87.6 and
4,003.000 acres. Sweet potatoes, 90.1
and 1.023,000 acres. Tobacco. 83.6 and
1,774,300 acres, Flax, 73.5 and 1.851.
000 acres. Rice, 89.5 and 1.091,300
acres. Hay, 91.1. Apples, 56.6. Peach
es, 69.0.
Condition and production forecast of
spring wheat (in thousands of bush
els) by important states follows:
Minesota 90 and 60,956.
South Dakota, 92 and 52,385.
North Dakota. 85 and 86,918.
Montana. 33 and 11.522.
Washington, 75 and 26,552.
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LOS ANGELES. Calif.. July V.
Firm belief that her son Harry New
is not guilty of the murder of Miss
l'rteda Lessor, his fiancee, ir. Topango
canyon last Friday night, was ex
pressed late today by l!rs. Lulu Burger
upon her arrival from ' Indianapolis.
Mrs. Burger was said to be upon the
verge of a nervous coliapw and upon
the advice of her physician did not
visit her son in the city iail but com
municated with him through his at
torney. Temporary insanity will be New s
defense, according to his counsel. That
the theory that Miss Lesser committed
suicide as the only way out of her di
lemma may also be introduced by the
defense, the attorney admitted.
"I am convinced that New does not
know what happened from the moment
Miss Lessor told him she would not
marry him until he distovered her dead
body in the rear of the machine. New's
confession that he killed his fiancee
i may well have grown from his dis
covery of himself beside her," the at
torney said.
Several hundred perf-ons sought to
attend the funeral services of Miss
Lesser here today. None but close
friends and relatives were admitted,
Relatives said the booy would be in
terred later at Birmingham, Alabama.
Urges Italy
To Conclude
Early Peace
"ROME, July 9. (By the Asso
ciated Press) Premier Nitti, in a
speech before parliament today,
urged that the peace negotiations
be concluded and that friendly re
lations with the allies, especially
France, be maintained.
The premier informed the deputies
that all efforts should be made to
re-establish the country on a peace
footing, lower the prices of neces
sities and bring about orderly con
ditions throughout Italy.
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TUCSON, July 9. Writh a Red
Cross canteen in action, military band
and Governor Campbell to give greet
ings, but no parade, Tucson is ready to
receive delegates Friday for the con
vention of the Arizona branch of the
American Legion, which meets here
Friday and Saturday, to organize the
veterans of the world war.
Rumors are rife that Andrew P. Mar
tin, former state senator from Pima
eounty, ex-secretary to Carl Hayden
and once president o f the Tucson
Chamber of Commerce, will be elected
first president of this infuential body
of young patriots.
Governor Campbell will speak to the
boys at the afternoon session Friday,
on -the evening of which day a ten
round bout between Battling Chico and
Ralph Lincoln wil 1 be staged at Ely
sian Grove by the Morgan McDermott
post of the legion.
President von KleinSmid, of the Uni
versity of Arizona, will greet the re
turned Pima soldiers Saturday night in
Military plaza, where Louise Rosen
stadt. a grapd opera star born in Tuc
son, will sing the national anthem and
operatic selections. C. M. Stoddard,
president Of the Frank Luke, Jr., post,
of Phoenix, is the first delegate from
the outside to reach the convention
city. At least 500, including" Pima
county veterans, are expected to attend..
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Taxes and Other Revenues
Pay Nearly 29 Per Cent of
Total Further Bond Is
sues Will Be Unnecessary
Glass Announces
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war cost to the United States was
$30,177,000,000 up to June 30, 1919.
Secretary Glass made this esti
mate today in submitting to the
congressional appropriations com
mittees the preliminary statements
of the treasury on the condition of
the nation's finances.
He arrives at the estimate by
subtracting the average peace time
expenses for the same length of
time, at the rate of $1,000,000,000
annually, from the total expendi
tures; $32,427,000,000 during the
Taxes and other revenues than
borrowed money took care of $9,
384,000,000 or about 29 per cent of
the war cost. The remainder came
from Liberty bond and Victory
note issues and saving stamps.
Further issues of bonds, Mr.
Glass said, will not be necessary
"before the maturity or redemp
tion of the Victory notes," which
have four years to run. While it
is impossible to estimate the ex
penses to be incurred during the
present fiscal year, the secretary is
confident that treasury certifica
tes supplemented by short term
notes will provide the necessary
funds to pay the government's
"I need scarcely to say," the sec
retary added, "that the realization
of these sanguine expectations is
contingent upon the practice of the
most rigid economy by the govern
ment and the continuance of
ample revenues from taxation.
Such a course, accompanied by the
practice of sober economy and wise
investment by our people and strict
avoidance of waste and speculation,
will make it possible for the
American people to respond to the
demands to be made upon them
privately for capital and credit by
the nations of Europe demands
which are reinforced by the strong
est and most vital ties of sympathy
for the allies, who fought and won
the war with us as well as by the
most obvious dictates of self-interest."
Motor Lorries
To Break Car
Tieup Is Plan
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DENVER, Colo., July 9. Mayor
Dewey C. Bailey announced tonight
th?t he is considering a proposal
to be made to the city council that
the city expend $3,000,000 for the
establishment of a municipal mo
tor service to take the place of the
Denver Tramway company, whose
operation is now tied up due to a
strike of its employes following a
reduction in wages. No cars were
operated today.
The mayor stated that the city
woulrf conduct such service perman
ently and charge a five-cent fare
if the step were taken.
"We can get along without the
Tramway company," the mayor
said. "London ended Its street car
strike with motor lorries."
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By Vote of 208 to 115, the
National Assembly Ac
cepts Terms Made in Paris
Strong Opposition Is
Voiced at Meeting
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WEIMAR, July 9 (Via Coblenz)
The resolution ratifying the peace
treaty was adopted by the German na
tional assembly today by a vote of 208
to 115.
The resolution reads:
"The peace treaty signed on June
28, 1919, as well as the protocol an
nexed and special agreements on mil
itary occupation of the Rhineland are
hereby ratified. This law becomes ef
fective from the date of its promul
gation." Most of the ministers were present
at the meeting of the national assembly
and there was a full attendance of
deputies. Dr. Hermann Mueller, for
eign minister, in introducing the gov
ernment bill, explained that hastening
of the ratification order woud bring
about the lifting of the blockade.
"We are about to. enter upon a 40
years' march through a desert." he
said. "I can find no other term for the
path of suffering which fulfilment of
the treaty prescribes for us."
Dr. Peter Spahn, leader of the Cath
olic center party, said:
"We agreed to the treaty under hard
compulsion, to save ourselves from
anarchy and to preserve the father
land from internal ruin."
Voice Treaty Opposition
Herr Kreizig, socialist, Professor
Schuecking. democrat. Dr. Traub. na
tional party, and Herr Kahl. people's
party, all violently protested the in
justice of the treaty, the impossibility
j of its fulfillment and declaring the day
; of Germany's liberation would come.
! These speeches were greeted with
such turbulent applause and handclap
ping that the president of the assembly
called attention to the fact that hand
clapping was against the" rules and
threatened to have the galleries cleared.
The debate, however, proceeded with
similar speeches by other members and
similar applause.
Experts to Interpret Articles
The national party introduced an
amendment in favor of ratifying with
the express reserve that the sanction
of international law exports of repute
should first be obtained concerning ar
ticles 227 to 2"0, and that a neutral
court should lw created to investigate
the responsibility for the war.
President Fehrenbaeh spoke against
Alsace-Ixrraine being torn from Ger
many. He said that the treaty of 1S71
simply made good what had been taken
from Germany 150 years before. He
hoped that the people of Alsace-Lorraine
w'ould preserve their German
character, customs and civilization.
Article 227 to 230 rei.tte to penalties.
Article 227 arraigns the former German
emperor for "a supreme offense against
international moralitv ond the sanctity
of treaties." The other articles relate
to the bringing before military tribun
als of persons accused of having com
mitted acts in violation of the laws
and customs of war.
Up to Attorney General
WASHINGTON, July 9 While rati
fication of the peaoe treaty by the
German national assembly at Weimar
today makes possible the raising of
the blockade of Germany, it will be
for Attorney General Palmer to de
termine to what extent commercial
relations between the United States
and Germany will be resumed. Should
the allied and associated powers agree
to lift the blockade, Attorney General
Palmer will have to render an opinion
as to whether provisions of the trading
with the enemy act can be suspended
or abrogated by executive order in ad
vance of the formal termination of the
war through final ;xohange of ratifi
cation of the peace treaty.
The attorney general in Informal
statements has declared the trading
with the enemy act must continue in
force until the date of the proclamation
of exchange of peace treaties, unless
the president declares an earlier date.
Race for German Trade
However, the state department, real
izing the importance of giving Ameri
can business interests an .advantageous
position in the race for German trade,
has made arrangemer-ts to have the
American consular service in Germany
begin to function at the earliest pos
sible moment. Though American
goods can be exported to Germany
without the assistance of American
consuls, under American customs laws
the consul certification is necessary to
the exportation - of German goods to
Blockade Lifts Soon
In the opinion of officials here, the
German blockade will be lifted as soon
as proper arrangement." can be made.
It is believed that this means that there
first must be received by the secre
tariat of the peace conference in Paris
notice of the action taken by the Ger
man assembly today end that in the
case of the United States, President
Wilson must issue his proclamation
declaring the blockade at an end.
The action of the president is said
to be in no sense dependent upon the
treatment of the peace treaty by the
United States, for tho reason that the
blockade was established as a purely
military measure.
OOUGLAS, July 9. Although news
paper writers present bel.eved a draw
shou'd hive been the decision. Frenchy
Desmarais, claiming the cha'npions'jip
of Arizona was awarded the decision on
points, over Al McManus of California,
after ten rounds of hard milling here
ton'ght. The fight closid without a
knockdown having been obtained hy
either but with both boys trying hard
Icr a knockout-
List Includes Prominent City, County and State Officials
as Well as Pioneer Residents of District Lieut. Col.
J. C. Greenway and Capt. Harry Wheeler Among
Those Against Whom Complaints Have Been Filed
Is Aftermath of Deportations in July, 1917
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
. BISBEE. Ariz.. July 9. Sixty-four
men, many of them prominent locally
and oyer the state, were named defen
dants in complaints filed today charg
ing kidnaping and assault in connec
tion with the deportation of more than
1,100 alleged members of the I. W. W.
and their sympathizers here July 12,
1917. The complaints were filed be
fore Judge W. C. Jacks of Douglas,
who came here for that purpose.
Several hundred more complaints
will be filed in the next few days, said
Assistant County Attorney Roark. "I
will file complaints in case the com
plaining witnesses do not put in an
Wrarrants issued this afternoon, to be
served as soon as the men can be lo
cated, in connection with the Bisbee
deportation cases, include the follow
ing men. prominent in the state and
J. C. Greenway, general manager ot
the Calumet and Arizona Mining com
pany: resident of Bisbee .10 years;
served as lieutenant-colonel in A. E. F.;
awarded Croix du Guerre and D. S. C.
M. C. Cunningham, president Bank
of Bisbee. well known financier of Ari
zona; resident of Bisbee for 20 years;
Dr. N. C. Bledsoe, chief physician.
Calumet and Arizona mines; resident
of Bisbee 10 years: married; city
councilman now serving.
J. J. Bowen. member of the county!
highway commission, former county
supervisor; married; resident of Bis
bee 20 years.
Sam Frankenburg. dry goods mer
chant and banker, big property own
er: resident of Bisbee 20 years; mar
ried. H. C. Wheeler, resident of Tomb
stone; former sheriff for two tert.ie
of Cochise county, held office at time
of deportations; captain A. E. F.; mar
ried; resident of Bisbee 20 years.
J. C. Ryan, county highway engin
eer: resident of Bisbee 10 years: mar
ried: former assistant state engineer.
Gerald Sherman, resident of Bisbee
15 years; . chief consulting engineer
Copper Queen mines; married.
H. E. Wooten. hardware merchant
and plumber; resident of Bisbee 15
years; married.
.lames Henderson, lumber dealer;
resident of B)s;bee 27 years;' first mar
shal of the city of Bisbee; ex-miner;
married. ...
Allie Howe, deputy sheriff; resident
of Bisbee 20 years; former probation
officer and newspaperman; married.
.1. B. Angius, grocer; resident ot
Bisbee 30 years.
Arthur Houle, Lowell.' manager Denn
mine: resident 10 years: married.
Phil Tovrea. resident Bisbee 10
years: butcher; married.
Biddy Doyle, of Bisbee, -resident 30
years; former peace officer: deputy
sheriff, now hotel man: married.
Basset Watkins, Bisbee resident 25
years; present city councilman; for
mer city marshal: married.
L .L. Gilman. Douglas, jeweler of
Douglas and Bisbee; ex-miner; resi
dent for 20 years; married.
J. P. Hodgson. Morenci. manager
Copper Queen mines at Morenci; resi
dent 20 years.
J. O. Walker, resjdent 20 years; su
perintendent mines; married.
W. P. Sims, Bisbee. dentist; chair
man state board of dentists examin
ers; former member of legislature";
married; resident of Bisbee 15 years.
The following well known local men's
names, married a nd taxpayers, are also
included in the list of warrants now in
the Bands of Sheriff McDonald for ser
vice tnis evening: Bert Polly, miner;
ex-constable; resident 30 years; Ed
Loomis. Ixjwell: miner: resident 10
years; William White, Bisbee; miner,
resident 15 years; ex-deputy sheriff;
Harry Anderson, miner, resident 20
years, Bisbee; H. Benton, Lowell;
Walter Scott, Lowell;, Cass Benton,
miner, resident 15 years, Lowell; John
Doe McAleer, Bisbee; Charles Bear,
Bisbee, electrician, resident 10 years
Joe Heinbrick, Bisbee; John Heindrick,
miner, Lowell; John Hughes, Bisbee!
miner; Wallace Brewer, deputy store
shoe buyer, Bisbee; George Medigo
vitch, grocer, Bisbee; Fred Sandtner,
Lowell, miner; James Boyle, Lowell,
miner; James Manton, miner, Lowell;'
James Boyd, miner. Lowell; Alec Nich
ols, miner. Lowell; George Scott, miner,
Lowell; Albert Kromer, miner, Bisbee;
Barnum Williams, teamster, Lowell
Ned White, miner, Bisbee; Oscar Wag
ner, miner, Bisbee, married, member
A. E. F.; N. D. Navarette, Lowell
miner; Jess Toland, Lowell, miner
George Scott,' Lowell, miner; ". Sal
mon, Bisbee, miner; Ernest Hughes
Warren, miner; John Scott, Warren
miner; James Glason, Lowell, miner-'
John Southerland, Warren, miner:
Burrell Slaughter, Lowell, miner- Wrill
ham Toland, Bisbee, miner; A. M Sin,
clair, Lowell, miner; Oscar Gilman
Lowell miner; W. P. Sims, miner, Bis
bee; John Rainev. min
James Colford. Lowell, miner; Geonre
McGhee, Bisbee
James Nichols,
rancher, Bisbee.
Complaining witnesses in actions
filed so far that involve defendants
named are as follows:
Thomas G. Green, Christ Bugon,
Clinton Thomas. J. F. Holman. James
P. Chse, Fred W. Brown, Steve Swe
tesh. Freeman Crouch, Pete Zgula and
J. F. Homan.
Preliminary of the defendants served
in first warrants to be held at p m
July 11, at Douglas, Judge W. C. Jacks'
court, precinct 4. Jail bonds have been
set by Judge Jacks at $2,000 each and
are being furnished defendants as fast
as warrants reach them.
For convenience of those against
whom warrants were filed Judge Jacks
and Assistant County Attorney Roarks
red ". Bisbee at 4 p. m. and Sheriff
",wlu serving warrants per
sonally, using no deputies. Arizona
statutes proivde a punishment of from
one to ten years in the penitentiary for
the crime of kidnaping.
Sheriff McDonald reports that he
has arrested so far tonight the follow
ing defendants:
Charles Bear, Joseph Nichols,. R,
Henderson, Frank Salmon, M. J. Cun
ningham, Sam Frankenburg, J. J. Bow
en. Allie Howe.
The remainder of the arrests will bo
made starting tomorrow morning at 8
o'clock. McDonald now is on his way
to Douglas to arrest several Dougla
Bail bonds have been furnished by
those arrested this evening and they
have been released.
Plan to Follow Southern
Steamship Course for
Greater Part of Trip
Expect to Complete the
Cruise in 70 Hours if the
Weather Is Favorable
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MINEOLA. N. Y., July 10. The R-3
flew over Roosevelt Field after he--cruise
to New York at 1:30 a. m. at a
height of about 2,000 feet. When la-t
seen she was heading for the open
MINEOLA, N. T., July 9. The Brit
ish dirigible R-34 left Roosevelt Field
shortly before midnight on her return
cruise to Scotland. The great shii.
held in leash by 1.000 American balloon
men. was released at 11:55 o'clock,
and floated leisurely up to a 1161.5111 of
200 feet with her motors silent. Th:
motors then began to whirr and Ihs
craft, nosing upward, headed for New
York city.
Three great searchlights playing on
the ship made her clearly discernible
to the thousands who hud gathered tu
bid her bon voyage. With three en
gines port, starboard and forward
running, and two others in reserve, the
R-34 glided off toward the south, then
swinging in a westerly course bringing
her nose in the direction of New York.
It took the R-34 about three minutes
to rise to the height at which she be
gan cruising. At J 1 : 59 she was 'about
500 feet up. barely discernible an-1
with no lights visible, was skimming
along at a speed of about 35 to 40
miles an hour.
Only Three Engines Used
Brigadier General Lionel Charlton.
British aviation attache in the United
States, said the ship would employ
only the three engines on which she
started unless unexpected conditions
Writh favorable conditions Major
General H. S. Scott, her commander,
hopes to make the voyage in 70 hours,
sailing over London before proceeding
to East Fortune. Scotland, if weather
conditions permit.
The great ship presented a beautiful
picture as she drifted up into the skv
bathed in the white light of three pow
erful searchlights. Just as she nosed
out of Roosevelt Field the moon ap
peared from behind black clouds,
partially lighting up the dark field.
At 12:01 lights along the deck of the
dirigible were ' switched on and tho
great ship herself appeared a long
streak of light swimming in the radi
ance of the searchlights.
Up to 12:01 the R-34 had drifted side
ways in the current of a southwest
wind. At this hour she nosed into the
wind, now sailing at about 900 feet and
one minute later disappeare-1 from thi
view of the crowds at Roosevelt field.
"Let's Go" ;
It was ust 11:50 o'clock r-hen a bell
rang aboard the R-34, signalling that
the hour of departure was at hnnd. An
officer on the ground with a megaphone
yelled: "All clear-"
Major Scott leaning out of the port
window, forward, cried "cast oft."
Favorable weather conditions were
reported over the entire route save for
one bad spot In mid-Atlantic.
The big gas bag has been repaired
and filled with hydrogen and the en
gines are in excellent condition and
ready for instant business. Forty
pounds of official mail is stowed
aboard, including two gold medals of
the Aero Club of America, awarded to
Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Brown,
who flew the Vickers-Vimy biplane
overseas from New Foundland in the.
first non-stop trans-Atlantic "hop."
To Pass Over London
In a statetnont to the Associated
Press tonight. Major G. H. Scott, com
mander of the dirigible, declared he
would fly over New Tork, and if fa
vorable winds on the other Bide offered,
over London in his homeward journey
to East Fortune Scotland.
"I am going to follow the line of
the southern steamship course," he
said, "passing over New Tork before
starting overseas. If the present weath
er conditions continue I expect to make
the homeward trip in 70 hours.
"The only thing I am sorry about is
that I have to leave so soon. Unfor
tunately I had only one night in New
York and would have liked to have had
many more. I'd like to take this op
portunity to say that if any American
citizens come to our country I hope I
can repay the hospitality they have so
lavishly bestoved upon me.
"The climatic conditions over the
Atlantic are very bad for flving in
ships like the R-34. Although the R-31
has more than justified our hopes,
trans-Atlantic flying in the future mu:it
be done in larger and faster ships."

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