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I , . A s I Jl 1VJL JUJkJfi WILSON . .I ' $1.50 Per Year ONE AMERICAN AND FOUR BRITISHERS SURVIVE DISASTER TO B!G DIRIGIBLE MANY BODIES HAVE NOT BEEN RECOVERED The ZR-2, the Property of Great Britain, Was to Have Been Turned Over to the American Navy Today. Expert Were at a Lois to Account for the Disaster, Probably a Sharp Turn Caused the Big Machine to Buckle and Break in Two. " .x Hulir England, Aug. 25. Divers began at dawn today to explore the fire twisted wreck of the dirigible ZR-2 which last evening exploded above this city nad fell into the Hum ber carrying with her more than 40 of her crew. Only one American, Nor man A. Walker, a rigger, and four British airmen survived the disaster, that in a twinkling changed the trial cruise of the air ship into a ghastly tragedy. During the hours of darkness that followed the collapse and destruction of the ship, tugs stood by the wreck age and keen eyes scanned the waters for any bodies that might have been dislodged by the tide that flowed over what was yesterday Great Brit ain's mighty dirigible which the of ficials expected to turn over to the United States navy today. It is be . lieved the ruins of the air ship held the bodies of 15 Americans and 26 British officers and enlisted men who engaged in the final test of the ma chine. All hope that there might be others has been abandoned. The wreckage 'fell only 200 feet from the shore and the six carriages in which most of the personnel was riding sank im mediately to the bottom of the Hum ber. Experts were at a loss to account for the cause of this great peace time air disaster "Residents oj Hull who were watch ing the accident declared that it seem ed vi'iien t:.e craft attempted to make a sudden turn during a speed test that some of her girders buckled and broke because of the strain on it. Some of the members of the' crew appear to have the same idea about the accident. The body of Lieut. Chas. C. Little one of the American officers was to day at the Hull infirmery whee he died. He was removed from the wreckage of the ZR-2. The body of Lieut. Marcus H. Esterly another American victim was at a local mor gue. L E Decision Made Necessary by Action of v Senate in Recess ling Last Night. v - Washington, Aug. 25. Decision to withhold issuance of medical beer regulations pending congresajonal action on the anti-beer legislation was reached today by Secretary Mel Jon in conference with Prohibition Commissioner Blair. The decision as to the issuance of the regulations was made necessary . by the action of the senate in recess- ing last night for 30 day. without finally approving the Willis-Camp- bell beer which would forbid pie- scriptio nof beer-as medicine. The treasurer it was explained ' 1 t, nAnllMM .lint tlin nnLW. macs luq puoitiuu luav tut? nuirumi bill passed both houses and the ques- 1 D ISSUAN BEER REGULATIONS Jioh at issue in final adoption of aries ,nclude the International Presi- measure did not involve the use of dent, ten International Vice-Presl-the beer medicinally there could be dent' tne Secretary-Treasurer , and no advantage in promulgating rules. J the FREED OF CHARGE OF MURDERING STEPMOTHER IBoldsboroAug.,24. In Superior Court here this afternobn a jury re turned a verdict of not guilty against Donald Newsome, prominent young farmer, charged with shooting his ' stepmother. Mrs. John Newsome. INewBome aaiumeu me juuuuuj tu claimed self defense. : ''? FAIR TONIGHT. For Norn Cardinal Fair "tonight and Friday and little change In tem perature , and moderate to fresh. northeast winds. T: Today's Communication From Irish Cabinet Replies ' to Lloyd George's Letter. London, Aug. 25. The reply of the Irish t Republican cabinet to Prime Minister, Lloyd George's letter of August 13 in which Lloyd George denied Ireland's rights to secession and declined to refer the question of the. relation between southern and northern Ireland to foreign ar bitration was received at the Prime Minister's official residence at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The reply was presented by Com mandant Robert Barton of the Irish Republican army. He was accom panied TjyyArt O'Brien and by Com mandant Joseph McGrath. It is learned that official circles here do not- regard today's commu nication as a termination of the ne gotiations, although the contents; of the reply are being withheld pending a cabinet conference on a Joint com munique! to be issued. E Some Will Remain to Continue Committee Work Before Congress Reconvenes. Washington, Aug. 25. Senators and representatives generally left Washington today for a vacation as a result of Congress declaring a 30 day recess just before midnight last night. Some will remain to continue their committee work labors. Such will be the case 9 the Finance Committee which will study the tariff bill and take op the taj-ilf revision measure. Both the senate and house will re convene Sept. 21, but. the latter ex pects to take a three day recess un til. Oct. 3. MACHINISTS' OFFICERS REFUND SALARIES. Washington, Aug. 24. sStaff offi cers of the International Association of Machinists have decided to refund to the association their salaries for August, to be used in relief of unem ployed members of the association. The combined salaries to be turned back total about $10,000. ""' " e" al",ef or August only. It was 8tated ,that ar action might be laiten iruiu uiuiivu iu luuuui ii cue situation continues and as long-as the Dersonal aMetB of the donor8 hold OUt The officials refunding their sal- seven auditors. ' '.. . r TO ASSASSINATE OBREGON. PLOT . Mexico City, Aug. 25. The discovery of an. alleged plot to assassinate President Obregon resulted in the arrest of General Jesus Lopez, com mander of a small body of troops ittvthe state of Morelos, according to ah announcement by the chief of police of Mexico- Cijty. ' "C. i , J u . - NO ARB! RATI IN AFFAIR CONGRESS! NARE DM CAPITOL r WILSON, N. EXPLOSION KILLED OFFICER IN STATEMENT Lieut. Wann, in Command of the Craft as Navigating Officer at the Time of the Disaster Said the Ship Had - Been Running Fine Until the Accident. Hull,. England, Aug. 25. Most of the British and American members of tne crew of the ill-fated dirigible ZR-2 were killed by the explosion which followed the buekling and snapping in the midst eTthe big dir igible declared Flight Lieut. A. H. Wann in command of the craft as navigating officer at the time of the disaster according to a statement to day to the Associated Press. Lieut. Wann said the ship had run beautifully at 60 miles an hour and he reduced the speed to 50 knots when theje came a violently crack ing sound. He thought several gird ers broke. "The whole thing happen ed in five seconds." 'There was no sign of anything wrong when we passed over Hull but verything happened afterward. I was in sole control at the time." "Before the accident" said Lieut Wann, "the craft had been sailing perfectly. She had been passing through various difficult tests but the speed had been reduced when sud denly while crossing the Humber I heard the grinding and'eracking of girders and the airship pitched for ward nose downward. As soon as hu manly possible I emptied the water I ballast to enable the craft to resume her former, position but at this in stant a tremendous explosion oc curred. JThe great ship seemed to halt for a moment then it dropped j like a rock. The concussion threw me down In the machinist's car where I was caught under the wreckage. " "The section of the wreckage in which I was riding remained above the water and I was rescued. "That is all I am able, to say." MARKET. v 'cotton., New York, Aug. 25. There was a continuation of the advance in the cotton market today first prices be ing 14 to 22 points higher with all months making new high ground. December contracts sold up to 14.72 while May deliveries! touched 14.95. New York; Aug. 25. Cotton fu tures opened firm, Oct. 14.28, Dee. 14.72, Jan. 14.75, March 14.85, May 14.90. The cotton market at noon was as follows: Jan. 15.10, Mar. 15.15, May 15.14, Oct: 14.69, Dec. 19.10. The market closed at 2:15 as fol - lows: Jan. 15.. 33, Mar. 16.46, May 15.4X Oct. 14.95, Dec. 15.29 ' Spots Wilson market 12 1-4 STOCKS. New York, Aug. 25. Price tend encies were again downward at the opening of today's stock market. The dealings were broad and gave indi cations of an active session. The oils equipments and junior rails were un der further telling pressure, Losses of from 1 1-2 points were soon made by Mexican Petroleum. The few gains were limited to important is sues.. , FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS. Dublin, Aug. 25. The Irish re publican cabinet's reply to the letter of Lloyd George of August 13 leaves an "unmistakable opening" for fur ther peace negotiations according to one who has seen tfte text. HEARING ON MINGO . , COAL FIELD TROUBLE. Washington, Aug. 25. The sen ate committee Investigating condi tions In the Mingo coal field of West Virginia decided to begin hearings at Williamston Sept. 19. MOST OF THE GREV ON BIG DIRIGIBLE Friday; Aug. 26, " . - Mil . I ' ' " ' -ggWP IRRECONCILABLES GIGANTIC ARMY IS MARCHING 1 HAVE WON VICTORY ! TOWARDS MINGO COAL FIELDS F IN PFACE TREATY REPRTS F DEPREDATIONS FROM THE MEN TREATY WELL WORDED Germany Gives America the - Same Economic Rights She Gave, the Allies; In the Terms of the Treaty Ger many Concedes Practically Every, Point. By David Lawrence). (Copyright, 1921, by The Dally v Times). Washington, Aug. 24. The "irre concilable" group in the United States, original foes of the Versailles treaty, have won a cbmplete victory. Official announcements at the White House that a separate peace, with Germany had been negotiated and conference between president Hard - ing ana xtepuDiican menuiers ui iue Senate Foreign Relations Committee yielded the information that at last a substitute for the peace treaty ne gotiated by President Wilson htld been agreed upon between Germany and the United States. The new treaty is brief and in geniously worded. Germany con ceded practically every point. She gave the United States all the rights which were given to other countries under the Versailles treaty. In effect the new treaty does the following things: 1. It establishes peace between the United States and Germany as soon as the .pact is ratified by the United States Senate and the German Reich stag. 2. It grants to the United States all the rights which were given other powers under the Versailles treaty. 3. It makes possible the negotia tion in the future of new commercial treaties. 4. It- contemplates the resumption of diplomatic, relations as soon as the ratifications are exchanged. ' 5. It makes possible the issuance of a peace proclamation terminating all war legislation in which the phrases "duration of the war" or "until after peace shall have, been proclaimed" wefe used. These laws have been a source of much discussion and legal dispute. The "irreconcilables" are happy for they have brought to their ranks not only a majority of the Senate but the executive branch of the govern ment including men like Secretary Hughes who originally favored the Versailles treaty with reservations. Senator Lodge who drew up a set of reservations to the Versailles treaty has agreed to the abandon ment of that document and Is in' fa vor of the new peace treaty. Senator Knox who wrote the peace I resolution of Congress is pleased be cause the new treaty follows almost exactly the purpose of that resolu- .tion. The "irreconcilables" set out to defeat the league of nations, to see to it that the United States assumed no political obligations in any treaty, to make a separate peace with Ger many and to see that America's economic rights growing out of the European war were safeguarded. All these points in the program of the "irreconcilables" have been ab solutely won by them. The new treaty ignores the league of nations. It doesn't involve the United States in any assumption of political obliga tions or responsibilities in European affairs. It confirms the congressional resolution declaring peace. It safe guards America's economic rights in all the territories given either through mandates or cessions to the victorious powers in the European war. It affords the basis for claims of equal commercial opportunity in oil regions and in other areas where valuable resources may be found. The new' treaty will go through the Senate without much opposition. The Democrats are - not strong enough to prevent its passage. The Democrats have a membership of on ly slightly more than one third of the Senate and there are at least a half (Continued on page Four.) 1921 The. Governor of West Virginia Has Appealed to the War Department to Send TroopSto Assist in Resisting, the On coming Army Which is Said to Number About a Tthousand. - nafinn w. Va.. Aue. 25. A crowd , , - - . i of men estimated between 5,00.0 ar.cr Ififinn raaehfiA hern this morn 111!.'. Many of them openly said they VaJ marching to Mingo county coal fields. They were apparently without leaders and straggled into town although a compactMpdy'beld to the main high way. , , While it was declared by some of the men who talked with citizens that the majority of the marchers were miners determined to carry out their protest against what thyy termed as a "mine guard system" they admitted others were included in their ranks. One marcher said a lot "of service men" were with them,- miners who had' been in the World' War. Many niners, carried guns and some carried itiistnls although numhera lof them J ,d they were wjthout flrearms of any kind. Upon reaching Racine they spread themselves over the town and in ad jacent fields where they lunched. A number of wagons carrying provi- sions accompanied them. Logan, W. Va., Aug. 25. Logan county citizens were under arms here at daybreak prepared, to hurry to Boone county border where ac cording to advices received at the office of Sheriff Chafln a party of j , J ' men were marching to Mingo county MAY BURN TOWN as a protest against martial law! TO STOP CHOLERA there were about to cross the bor- Copenhagen, Aug. 24. It is re der, ' ported from Helsingfors that condi-. No direct information as to the ' tlons in Astrakhan on the Volga are number of "invaders" as they were desperate. 1 called - was received but the sheriff Owing to the filthy, unsanitary said they .would take no chances on letting the men by. Washington, Aug. 25.' Anvurgent appeal for Federal troops to restore order on the part of the striking min ers In Mingo county coal fields was received today at the war. depart- ment. The request for troops was made by Gov., Morgan, who said a forca of 1,000 was needed. Acting Secretary of War Wainwright immediately or-l dered Brig. Gen. Reed, commander of the Fifth Corps area to hold troops available for quick dispatch to the West Virginia coal fields, Brigadier Gen. Banholtzv and Col. Stanley H. Ford were ordered to proceed immediately to Charleston, W. Va., to conduct an investigation as to conditions there. Secretary Wainwright said the de partment's response to the appeal of the West Virginia Governor will de pend largely on the report by Gen. Banholtz. Gov. Morgan in his message said a mob of striking miners fully armed had mobilized 12 miles from Charles ton and now were marching on Min go and Logan counties. .Several thousand men had already joined the mob and were raiding stores, dis arming peace,-officers, forcing trains to give them transportation and breaking into railway cars. The governor said the state au thorities were unable to cope with the situation. SMALL WILL RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN. SorlnEfleld. 111.. Aue. 25. Gover nor" Small -will be a candidate for re-election in 1924 Richard R. Ments one of his close political allies said today, in the State senate. "Len Small never , quit under fire in his life," Senator Ments said. Gov. Small Is under indictment charging conspiracy and embezzlement while he was state treasurer. , HUSANI) FAITHFUL . TO WIFE'S REQUEST. Paris, Aug. 24. "Don't be dis heartened and don't forget to feed the cat" was the message which a Paris woman left on the majntlepiece for her husband when She went off with another man five years ago. After looking for her everywhere, the husband has at last obtained a divorce. But he says he will still go on feeding t,he cat, Vol. 25 No. 58 EVENTS IN DURHAM ARE SPECTACUUR Confederate Veterans "ake Part in Mammoth Parade, Other Interesting Features. Durham, Aug. 25. The annual parade of North Carolina Confederate Veterans assembled here fo1921 reunion held this morning proved the most spectacular parade ever staged here. The parade featured the final day of the reunion which comes to close tonight with a reception in hon or of sponsors and honorees. The parade started at Trinity col lege and wended its way for more than a mile down Main street. It was N headed by Gen.Jas. I. Metts and his staff and General Julian S. Carr commander in chief of the army of northern Virginia. Four armies, the Confederate, World War, Spanish American and Safvation Army were represented in the parade which was witnessed by more than 10,000 people. condition of the town it is impossible to fight 'against the cholera epidemic raging there and the local Soviet auth orities have proposed that the whole population be transferred to Siberia, and the town then set on fire. E Maurice Lay of Greensboro and CrovH of Charleston are Un accounted for. Washington, Aug. 25. The navy department was advised in a report from London today that apparently the pnly American survivor is Nor man O. Walker an aviation rigger of the first class of Commerce, Texas. The total number of survivors the report said appeared to be five-. Maurice Lay of Greensboro, N. C, and Lloyd E. Crowl of Char leston, S. C, are among the enlisted men unaccounted for. , Charleston, S. C, Aug. 25. Lloyd E. Crowl numbered among the ZR-2 explosion victims and, who enlisted at Charleston early in 1918 it Is be lieved, was a resident of this city about a year before ' entering the navy. He was a skilled automobile mechanic. His widow is said to have gone to England some time ago to join her husband. TREATY SIGNED THIS EVENING. Berlin, Aug. 25. The peace treaty fpr the purpose of ending the techni- ,al state of war between Germany and the United States will be signed at 5 o'clock this evening. TREATY OF PEACE FORMALLY SIGNED. Berlin, Ang. 25.- rThe treaty of peace between Germany and the Uni ted States was signed here at 5 this evening . . ' BIG ROBBERY ON TRAIN IN TEXAS. Denntson, Texas, Ang. 25. Two masked bandits held np and robbed the mail coach of a Missouri, Kansas and Texas limited train as it entered Dennison early today. Postal auth orities Intimated that ' the robbers' loot might reach half a million. RICANI AMONG SURVEYORS i I ' ,. ' ( : ' " -:;:';'i;:'v --i . .a . 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