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UlLWrtL llillL LA 1 L1WLU This Special Rate Has Been Extended Until June 1, 1919. Subscriptions For the Year Only at This Rate. Only H OR VILLE DAI VOLUME 2 NUMBER 49. THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1919. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK NE LY SUN T7 m JlllJ READY kuM 4. 188.8.131.52.. j.. j. 4.4.4.. All U. S. Troops Except Regulars Are To Be Out of France By June 12th Allied Forces on Western Front Ready For Action WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) The allied military forces on the western front are ready for action and are sufficient to handle, any military problem that might result from Germany's refusal to sign the peace treaty, Chief of Staff March announced today. French and British troops greatly outnumber the Americans. Sergt. York Places New York at Top of List NEW YORK, May 24. Tennessee County Court Elects John Gardner As Trustee Abducted and Imprisoned on Hun U-Boat WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) All Ameri can combat divisions except the regular army units will have sailed from France by June 12th, General March stated today. AYER, MASS., May 24. A class! in mathematics was conducted at the i Unfavorable Weather Again Prevents Start of Flight From Ponta Del Gada Treaty Will be Signed by Allied And German Delegates by June 15th County Court met in special ses- mountameer though he is, bergeant j sion this morning, with all the mag- Alvin I,, i nrk. Amprirn hprn nf ths it.otn. Ti. :i U;l f'r....i t vt .- t , . uuatn piracuh i nc special session I " "i i ui ij. nave ui ump ucvens wr A Q1TrK7 nr .. n r ti -i i n Argonne, was completely at home , was called to elect a successor to the yesterday, when military authorities I WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) Unfavor- among the hundreds of Tennesseans i late W. R. Bailey as trustee of I attempted to break down Nace's j able weather again today blocked the plans of Commander and prominent guests at the banquet Greene county, to transact some road story that he was a prisoner on a j Read at Ponta Del Gada to "jump off" in the seaplane NC-4 for PARIS, May 24. (By United Press.) The treaty will be signed by the allied and German delegates between June 10th and 15th or the armistice will be broken, was the- forecast in official circles today. The Germans now expect to hand the alltes a counter proposal by May 29th. These will be almost as voluminous as the allies' treaty itself, and will be printed in book form. A trainload of German printing machinery, is ex pected to arrive here Sunday. Premier Paderewski is expected to reach Paris today. The situation in Poland is said to have passed beyond his control. Polish troops are advancing, despite his promise to the allies that hostilities would cease. Former Commander of Second Army In France to Command Southeastern Department of the Army WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) Lieut.-Gen. Robert L; Bullard, former commander of the Second army in France, will command-the Southeastern Army Department in the United States at his present rank, General March announced today, after concluding important general staff work in Wash ington. 1 to the Pall Mall elder in the Wal- j business and to elect a member of German Foreign Minister Returns From Spa After Conferring With Government Representatives VERSAILLES, May 24. (By United Press.) Foreign Min ister Brockdorff-Rantzau returned here today from Spa, where he conferred yesterday with representatives of the German government, who included Chancellor Scheidemann, Mathias Erzberger, Dr. Bernard Dernburg and Count von Bernstorff. Three Colored Firemen Dead And Several Passengers Thouse To Be Lost When Ship Burns NORFOLK, VA., May 24. (By United Press.) Three col ored firemen are known to be dead, and it is feared several ,done" passengers were lost when the Old Bay Line steamship Virginia burned to the water's edge off Smith's Point in Chesapeake bay early today. One hundred survivors were landed at Norfolk. The fire burjied so rapidly that few of them had time to dress. The fire was discovered about 1 o'clock at night and the life boats were ordered lowered, when fire-fighting apparatus dorf-Astoria last night, Seated Between General Duncan of the 82nd division, and Admiral Gleaves, chief of the transport dur ing the war, Sergeant York was per fectly at ease. He had spend a busy day seeing New York and having an aching tooth attended by a dentist, but he took keen delight in the tes timonial dinner. His reply to the toastmaster when called upon to speak impressed his hearers as nothing else has since his return from the field of honor in France. A brilliant speech whs not expected of the soldier backwoods man, and indeed his hearers did not know just what to expect from Ser geant York. He was perfectly at ease whe nhe arose, and his entire bearing under the circumstances greatly impressed the gathering. He made no pretense of disguising the fact that he was not an after dinner speaker. "I am not a speaker," he said, "and I know you all don't expect a speech from me. I only wish I could tell you just how I feel and what is in me that I can't express. But I want you to know that I greatly appreciate what you have done for me and the kindness you have shown me since I came back. Everything has been fine. I thank you." After a sightseeing tour around the city during the day Sergeant York put New York first, London second and Paris third. Sergeant York's tooth started aching when he left the transport Ohioian the day he landed. An army dentist filling in one of his teeth came out. Between that tooth and the unaccustomed feel of a real bed after fourteen months' of army life, he frankly said he did not have a good time that first night in New York. Accompanied by several members of the Tennessee reception commit tee, York visited a dentist and had the tooth treated. "He handled me prettv rouuh." Icui.t t Vi n man u.Vm nlnVnA T civ vnt men nnu pincil Vll VIC 1 II ill 1 3 like turkeys at holiday shooting. "Those, army doctor tilling always come out if the beef stew is not quite the High School Board to succeed Mr. Bailey. Court met about 10 o'clock, but remained in session only a short time, adjourning to go into a caucus at 11 o'clock a. m. Their were four can didates before the caucus for trustee: Messrs. John M. Henard, A. A. Rob erts, Sidney J. Broyles and John Gardner, present deputy trustee. Several votes were taken, Mr. Brov- les withdrawing from the race first. The next to withdraw was Mr. Rob erts, who was running third, and up on final vote between Mr. Gardner and Mr. Henard, Gardner received nineteen votes, and Mr. Henard fif teen. The close contest throughout shows the popularity of each one of the gentlemen offering for the posi tion. When court went into session again at 1 o'clock, the work of the caucus was sustained and Mr. Gard ner was appointed trustee for Greene county, to fill out the unexpired time of Mr..W. R. Bailey.- , . Mr. 0. C. Morrison, of BaileytonT was elected a member of the High School Board of Greene county, suc ceeding Mr. Bailey, who had served for a number of years. Mr. Gardner, the newly elected trustee, is well known to the citi zens of Greene county. He has been deputy trustee ever since Mr. Bailey entered the trustee's office three years ago. He is an efficient, pains taking, kind and courteous official, and his election will meet with the hearty approval of the people of the county in general. German submarine ard at a subma rine base in South America from May 24 to October 14, 1918. He is charged with being absent without leave. Nace was cross-examined for five hours and did not once digress from the account he gave on a previous recital of his experence. The soldier testified previously that while he was a prisoner the Ger mans attempted to make him dis close plans for a new type of air plane which he hr. invented. He said that before being inducted into esrvice from New York state he was employed at the aviation field at Mineola, L. I., where he met a man named Rudolph Gregan, or Greghorn. Greghorn, according to Iace, knew that he was working on a new type of airplane. He said Greghorn fol lowed him to Camp Devcns, and that one evening when they met near the cantonment Greghorn struck him over the head and then abducted him in an automobile. Lisbon, cables to the navy department stated, will be able to start tomorrow morning. It is hoped he Balloon Lands On Hotel Roof Sergeant York Visited Secretary Baker and White House Today WASHINGTON, May 24 (By United Press.) Sergeant York, Tennessee war hero, called on Secretary Baker today, accom panied by Representative Hull. York called at the white house later. He gave the impression of extreme bashfulness, which is amazing in view of his war exploits. Gasoline Explosion in New Jersey Injures Many Persons Today BAYONNE, N. J., May 24. (By United Press.) Twenty six persons were injured, many seriously, in a gasoline explo sion at the plant of the Standard Oil company here this after noon, according to employes of the company. It is unknown whether anyone was killed. . . . .. v.r , Operations of Villa Causing Alarm $70,000,000 Mark Passed broke and became useless. Several lifeboats were overturned! in the haste to leave the burning ship. The list of passengers is being checked up this afternoon to determine whether any were lost. Steamship Burns to Water's Edge Early Today Near Smith's Point NORFOLK, VA., May 24. (By United Press.) The Old Bay Line steamship Virginia burned to the water's edge early today near Smith's Point. It is not yet known whether any lives lives lost. The Chesapeake Line steamer City of Baltimore picked up the survivors and is bringing them to Norfolk. Other survivors were picked up by Washington and Baltimore boats Sergeant York lunched in a res taurant in the Whitehall building overlooking the bay. When he ap peared in the visitor's gallery at the New York stock exchange some one on the floor recognized him. "Th ere's Sergeant York," the cry went up." An almost unprecedented 'scene for the stock exchange followed when I the freckled hero was brought down upon the floor where outsiders are rarely allowed. Gray haired brokers and messenger boys joined in a din of cheers, whistles and whoops, and fought to shake his hand. At the Woolworth building he was shown through the private office of the late F. W. Woolworth and was the nwhisked to the tower for a view of the city. It was there that Paris definitely dropped to third place in his estimation. Three Killed and Five Injured When Train Struck Picnic Truck BIRMINGHAM, ALA., May 24. (By United Press.) Three persons were killed and five seriously injured, three probably fatally and many more hurt when an automobile truck in which they were returning from a picnic was struck by a freight train at a crossing near Bessemer, j Hail Stones Piled Up Two Feet Deep WILLIAMSPORT, PA., May 24. A hail storm two and a half miles in width, which swept across Sugar Val ley early last night, covered the ground until it looked as if snow had fallen. In places the hailstones were CHATTANOOGA, May 24. The centenary drive of the Northern branch of the Northern Methodist Episcopal church has passed the $70,- 000,000 mark, according to informa tion given out yesterday by the south ern campaign headquarters, located here. The total sought over the en tire country is $105,000,000, which will lt used for the extension of the denomination's home and foreign missionary work. The amount which has been raised by the church in the southern division comprising the Chattanooga, Now Or leans and Atlanta areas, cannot be ac curately estimated Jot, but reports coming in are extre.ncly encouraging. The quota in thir, territory is $5, 000,000. Approximately, $3,000,000 of this is in hand. Killed While Greeting Soldiers NEW YORK, May 24. Ever since troops have been returning home via Camp Merritt, the little girls of Ten afly, N. J., have been at the station of the Northern Railway of New Jer sey to welcome every troop train. Anna Campbell, nine years old, bolted out yesterday with the an nouncement she was going to meet the "sojers" who had arrived on the Leviathan. She stumbled and fell under the engine. Two cars passed over her. Both legs were severed and she was killed. Hundreds of soldiers rushing from their cars made an effort to hold back the tears. In Anna's hand when thev extri- piled by surface water to a depth of Jcated her form, was still gripped 18 to 24 inches, doing great damage tightly the pennant inscribed. "Web to the crops. come." CLEVELAND, O., May 24. For the first time i nthe hi;torv of flvimr in America a vehicle nf the air was brought to a coiKett stop in the heart of a large city when a dirigible balloon landed on the top of a prom inent hotel last evening to permit two of its five pasKtr-eri to alight. The KiO-foot dirigible, the A 1, landed on a specially constructed platform 30 by 30 feet. The lanciii ifter seven attempts. The balloon, piloted by James Shade, made the trip from Wingfoot. Lake naval air station near Akron, approximately 35 miles, in a little more than one hour, despite the fact that it faced a stiff wind. Ralph H. Upson, world's champion balloonist, winner of the last inter national balloon race, which was held it Paris in 1913, and Major C. II. Marnnville, flying instructor at the training station, were among the passengers. American Atk for Special Traint to Remove Families from Danger Zonei Situation Seriout. Western Senators Defend Covenant League and Treaty Muit Stand or Fall Together, Sayt Pittman. WASHINGTON, May 24. "An amendment of the peace treaty by the United States senate with regard to the league of nations covenant would be, in effect, a rejection of the treaty," said Senator Pittman, of U. S. To Lead In Air Is Federal Intent Attittant War Secretary Crowell Goe to Study in Europe Would Rival Auto.. WASHINGTON, May 24. Official advices from various p;rts of Mexico,! which have been received here daily j Tor the past two weeks, indicate that j the situation in the Northern part of I that country, due to the operations of Francisco Villa is more serious than hitherto has been reported. It; Nevada, yesterday afternoon. He .vas made Was learned today from an authorita-' believes the covenant and treaty are tivc source that Villa and his organ-j inseparable. ized force of rebels was now threat-j 'if any amendment is adopted by ening parts of Durango as well as! the senate," explained Mr. Pittman, Chihuahua to the north. "then the whole procedure of the American mining men, it was j negotiation of the treaty again must learned, have asked for special trains ie entered into. The treaty itself to be ready to remove them and their j pn,vide.s that when ratified by Ger families from the dangcf zone when! many and three of the allied powers Villa approaches. Officials asserted, it shall go into effect and be binding however, that as yet no American had been moles'f-d by the Viilastas and that Villa himself had treated all Americans with consideration. Some American property has, however, been taken by the Villistas when they; needed food, material and funds, and ; Villa has stated that this would he j considered as a tax inasmuch as Car-' ranza, to whom they had been paying i taxes, could no longer protect them. Wilson's Message Praised In Paris upon the signatory nations. When it has thus been ratified it will be too hitf to call another peace confer ence." Senator Phelan, of California, re turned Thursday from a western trip. "The sentiment of the people is overwhelmingly in favor of the league of nations," he said. "There is a disposition in the west to criticize ( sluti ply Senators Lodge, Borah, Reed j and those who strongly oppose the ! league agreement. 'I)o these men I'vant perpetual war?' is the question 1 asked by the people." .r.w IUKK. AlUV 24. Asss.lt.nti Secretary of War Benedict Crowell ' is on his way to Europe, as the head Document It Regarded at Domettic of a commission which will stiidvj Affair and Little Attention means of developing the commercial! It Given It. airplane industry in this country. He! left on the transport Mount Vernon, j PARIS, May 24. Considering it to, He said when he sailed that, in his! be wholly a domestic affair. the! ' ' A ' i opinion, Amercan air supremacy French press pays little attention to could be attained only with the aid j President Wilson's message to con- j of a government subsidy. igress. Onlv parts of it are published. I As the result of a conference to! with words of comment that laud the 'the murder of John IL King, promi be held with the Air Ministers of , president for his labor utterances and : nent Rutherford county farmer, England, I-ranee and Italy, he hopes! for other reforms that ha approves, to be able to aid the government in j A dissenting voice is raised by Rene bringing about a restoration to the' Darctl in the Gaulok who spvs: United States of air supremacy, won! "The force of persuasion which the by European vantage of the fundamentals of avia Wealthy Farmer Brought to Jail NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23. Fayette Irwin, 53, a wealthy Ruther ford county farmer, was brought to the Nashville jail today charged with wbos'.' body was found hidden under a pib' of brush near his home in that county on May 11. firi'iit urtrrm'V wnQ rtvpsprvpil hv t.h nations by taking a. i- President has exercised in the peace j o,,,v,0,.r,.,i .' in v,0 ,. rer-t of Irvin and bringing him here conference has prevailed from the ,. .. II, l til HI". fll.,.ft ...... a.-.. tion discovered and applied by Ameri-jfact that he has always said he spoke j for ?;lfe keepinjJ King disappeared i""'w- ,m tne name ot me people ot the on Mav gth, and his body was not T.ie government's aim, Mr . 0'..v,dl j United States, of wyiich be was thcfou,ul unta the following Sunday said, was to encourage building up authorized mouthpiece. We will now!ijjht, when the actions of a dog at- tne airplane husincss to a basis sim-'see if that view is supported by the .1.. m 4 - ll. . i i.L l I . , l l .. a . . "in u iuaL oj uie auiomoiuic lnuus-1 representatives ot tne nation now try- gathered in Washington." traded searchers to the brush pile. A bullet through the aged farmer's head had caused his death.