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SPEND HOTTEST NIGHT
ON BATHING BEACHES.
Kew Vork, July 5. The hottest
July 5 since '1910 sent the official
thermometer .to 98 degrees at 3 p. m.
and though thunder showers were
predicted for tonights the sky was
clear t midnight ana the tempera
ture only a few degrees below the
day's high mark. Only about a dozen
persons were overcome by the heat,
however, due largely, it was said, to
the fact that today was observed
generally as a holiday.
Thousands of persons spent th&,
flight on the sands at nearby battl
ing beaches while other thousands
slept in parks or on the river docks
xn an cttort to escape the sultry heat
that made the congested districts
nearly unbearable.
HOLSTEIN BULL
IS SOLD FOR $100,000.
Bellvedier, N. J., July 5. King
Pontiac, a famous blooded Holstein
bull, was sold bv Mrs. Helen Mass-
enat, of the Pequest stock farm here
to E. B. Hager of Algonquin, 111.,
"for $100,0(10.
Insurance of $70,000 is carried on
King Pontiac. He is 5 years old
and weighs a"bout 2,100 pounds.
EAST PROMISED RELIEF
FROM EXCESSIVE HEAT.
' Washington, July 5. Relief from
the hot wave which spread over the
eastern half of the country is prom
ised by the weather bureau.
Ttiiniflprfif nrtiic anH rani lufrp PV-
pectcd to break it up, beginning
Saturday night, and by Monday tem
peratures may reach normal.
Boston and Baltimore, each with
102 degrees, took top place, -while
Washington was next with 101.
Philadelphia. Albany, Harrisburg,
Pa., and a few other points regis
tered 100. The New Vork maximum
U'9C Of
TIDE STEALS MAN'S
LEG, WHILE HE SWIMS.
San Francisco. Cal., July 5.
James Bourke, miner, from Good
springs, Nev., and his wooden leg
marched down to the beach here for
a look around. Bourke says he
hummed the theme of "Dear Old
Pal of Mine" to his wooden leg long
before the song of that title gained
its present popularity.
The bathing scenes fascinated
Bourke. He heard the children
scream with glee when the tide
tickled their toes. He hesitated
about taking a dip on account of his
wooden Jeg, which, among other
virtues, posesses the buoyancy of a
life preserver. So he donned a bath
ing suit and, arriving near the water
line, parted company wi(h his woo3
en leg. After a half hour's fling in
the, tide he returned to the beach to
assemble himself. His white pine pal
was gone. There was no mystery
about it, he say. The tide mocked
him as it told him about stealing his
wooden leg. "
Bourke floundered 'to the bath
house, dressed, borrowed a lantern,
and then sat dowji on the beach to
await the possible return of his
wooden leg on the flood tide.
COUNSEL REPEATS PLEA
BECAUSE JUROR SLEPT.
Cleveland, O., July S. It was
very warm in the court room.
' And' a bis fly buzzed incessantly
in the corner of the jury box. Juror
Bruno Stadler says the buzzing
principally caused him to fall asleep.
The result was that the other 11
members of the jury had to listen
a second time to the arguments of
counsel and the charge of Judge
rritrhfidH. Stadler's slumbers were
detected as the jury was about to
retire.
REVEALS $1,000 THEFT
FROM LIEUT. ASTOR.
H New York. Julv 5. Theft of a
purse containing $1,000 from Lieut.
Vincent siui, u.- . , .,...
he was returning recently to Amer
ica on the German U-boat 117, re
vealed here today by Mrs. J. A.
MacColl, known as "Mother" Mac
Coll, for her interest in soldiers
.and sailors against whom charges
have beenmade.
' Announcing that she was going
io Washington to intercede in be
half of a seaman held in connection
"with the theft. i"Mother" MacColl
declared that Mr. Astor was averse
to prosecuting him but felt that,
9 lie waa on uiiiw. v. -
at : the' time, he was compelled to
enter the charge.
WILSON WISHED TO BE
A SAILOR WHEN A YOUTH.
turA TT f5 S Georee Wash
ington. July S. President Wilson
"might have been an American sailor
he told seamen of the Washington
in the course of a stirring tribute
he paid to the American navy, and
the part it had bor.ne throughout
the war.
His speech to the crew was made
when the sailors assembled between
decks to give the president a hearty
greeting as he moved about among
them. .
It was the navy, he said, which
had put the army in the fighting
field by safely transporting 2,000,000
men across the Atlantic and it is
the navy now that is engaged in the
prodigious task of promptly and
safely returning the great host back
home again. The president then
disclosed his youthful wish to be
come a sailor, a wish that would
have taken him jnto the American
navy if he had not been dissuaded
from it by his parents.
.The sailors cheered their commander-in-chief
as he concluded his
tali;.. ,
The sea is as smooth as a lake
with a gentle breeze blowing, with
bright sun shining.
The president received by wire-
' and i" the peace. One message is
from the sultan of Persia; another
from President-elect Pessoa of Bra
zil. The president ol Panama sent
' greetings from "the smallest coun
try declaring war against Germany."
General Pilsudski, Polish chief of
state, sent a wireless message read
ing: "It "was your voice, Mr. Presi
dent, which first lifted itself to
arficlayn the rights of our nations."
h VOL. XLIX NO. 3.
BEADY TO
TRY!
AS SLAYER
Trial of Roy Emerson of Cres
ton, Charged With Murder of
His Mother, Will Begin at
Mt. Ayr Next Tuesday.
PROSECUTION WILL ASK
FOR DEATH PENALTY
Circumstantial Evidence, In
troduced at Coroner's In
quest and Given to Grand
Jury, Leads to Indictment.
Creston, la., July 5. (By a Spe
cial Correspondent.) The trial of
Roy Emerson, who is charged with
the murder of his mother, Mrs. Kate
Emerson, opens - next Tuesday at
Mt. Ayr, where the case was taken
on the request of the defendant's
attorneys for a change of venue.
Attorneys for hoth sides have
made extensive preparation for the
trial, hoth prosecution and defense
have an able array of legal talent
and the hardest fought murder ca-se
in the history of this section of the
state is expected. County Attorney
E. L. Carroll of this city will be
assisted in the prosecution of the
case by D. W. Higbce of Creston
and Frank Fuller of Mt. Ayr,
brother of Judge Homer Fuller, who
will occupy the bench. The lawyers
for the defense are Thos. L. Max
well and Kenneth Davenport of
Creston, Judge Mitchell of Council
Bluffs and Robert Spence and H.
C. Beard of Mt. Ayr.
Find Body in Shaft.
The tragedy, of which the trial is
the final chapter, was one of the
most shocking that ever occurred
in this community. On the evening
of May 6, the body of Mrs. Kate
Emerson was found it the foot of
the elevator shaft in; the undertak
ing establishment by the son, Roy,
who with a couple of his employees
had gone down to the basement of
the building to examine a body
which they had kept for a number
of days. Mrs. Emerson's skull was
broken in three places, one on each
side and one in the back of the head.
In addition both legs were broken
just above the ankles.
The elevator was standing at the
second floor of the building, a height
of about 20 feet from the foot of
the shaft.
Drs. J. W. and Orlo Coakley, joint
owners with the Emerson estate of
the building, in which their office
adjoins the undertaking parlors,
were called immediately, and after
an examination announced that
death had occurred two or three
hours previous to the discovery of
the body. Both physicians scorned
the theory of accident and advanced
opinions of murder.
For the greater part of two days,
with excitement running high in
Creston. a coroner's jury heard evi
dence of quarrels between Roy and
his mother, threats which Mrs. Em
(Contlnurd on Page Two, Column Three.)
Thousands of Foreigners
Plan to Return Home
J From the United States
Milwaukee, July S. That thou
sands of foreigners are olannine to
return to their native lands -was in
dicated when it was learned that
steamship agents have . been
swamned with reouests for orices of
transportation to Norway, Sweden,
Hungary, .uermany, Italy ana tne
Balkan states.
The strict regulations in regard to
passports, the government .require
ments relating to income tax re-
riMc and fht snnrfairp nf shins in
handling the immigration are de
laying actual departures,
A prominent steamship agent
coiH full,, Iwn.lhirH: nf tho SO (TOO
Slavic people in Milwaukee and
other parts ot Wisconsin will leave
next year.
Plane, on Trip to N. Y.
is Compelled to Land
Halifax. N. S., July 5. The giant
Handlev-Paee biplane Atlantic, un
der command of Vice Admiral Kerr,
which left Harbor Grace. N. I.,
yesterday enroute to New York or
Atlantic City, landed in the streets
of Parrsboro at 5:30 this morning.
The big airplane was forced to de
scend owing to engine trouble and
in landing was damaged beyond im
mediate repair. No member of the
crew injured.
Democratic National
Chairman in Spokane
Spokane, Wash., July 5. Homer
S. Cummings, democratic national
chairman, and members of his party
attended a meeting of democrats of
eastern Washington here. He de
clared that 80 to 90 per cent of the
people of the United States are in
favor of the league of nations. ' v
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Eit4 neoa-eUw ntttar May 2S, 1906. it
Omaha P. 0. MaV at March 3. 1179.
SPECIAL SESSION
OFLEGISLATURE
TO MEET JULY 28
Governor Considers Epworth
Assembly in Fixing Date;
Consults Members.
Lincoln, July 5. The special ses
sion of the legislature will be called
for Monday, July 28, according to
a statement made by Governor Mc
Kelvie Saturday. The governor had
about decided upon July 21, a- week
earlier, but farmer members were
of the opinion that July 28 would
be a better date, and if no objection
is made, that will be the time for
the session to convene.
The governor also has in mind
the big Epworth assembly, which
will be in session that week, and
will enable the families of the mem
bers to take in the rich treats always
found on the program of the assem
bly, and also enable the members to
use their evenings there.
Lowden to Speak.
One of the addresses for the week
will be by Governor Lowden of Illi
nois, and it might not be beyond
the possibilities that the Illinois
governor might be asked to ad
dress the legislature upon topics in
teresting to the members.
Governor McKelvie also gives
reason for postponing the date of
the convening of the special ses
sion that the state board of equali
zation meets the week beginning
July 21 and will likely be in session
all the week.
Writes Each Member.
Governor McKelvie has addressed
a letter to each member of the leg
islature and if his plan meets with
the approval of a majority he will
call the session for July 28.
Just what will be in the call with
thj exception of ratification of the
national constitutional amendment
relating to universal suffrage and
amendments to the code law where
the provisions of the law conflict,
the governor was not prepared to
say. That will be referred to later.
It is probable that the senate will
have to meet in the supreme court
chamber -as the senate chamber has
been taken over by the engineering
department and the automobile de
partment. THREE KILLED
AS MAIL TRAIN
STRIKES AUTO
Mell Williams. Wife and Small
Son, Lose Lives at Pres
cott, Iowa.
Creston, la., July S. (Special Tel
egram.) Mell Williams, age 34
years; his wife, 24, and their 6-year-old
son were killed, and three other
children between the ages of 2 and
7 years were seriously injured at
Prescott, la., 15 miles west of here,
at 9:30 Saturday night when a mail
train on the Burlington railway
struck the automobile in which they
were ridingj The automobile was
thrown nearly 100 yards.
Mrs. Williams, who was thrown
over 200 feet, was dead when wit
nesses reached her side. Williams
and the child died on the train while
being -taken to a hospital in Cres
ton. i
The family, who lived about five
miles southj of Prescott, had been
attending a delayed Fourth of July
celebration in the town and were on
their way home. The mail train
does not stop there, and witnesses
estimated that it was running 40 to
60. miles an hour.
2, 100 Tons Supplies
Moved Daily From
Trieste, Hoover Says
NewYork, July 5. A recent re
port by Herbert Hoover to the Su
preme Economic Council on the
work of the special mission ap
pointed by the American relief ad
ministration to re-establish trans
portation in central Europe was
made public by the American relief
administration here on receipt of a
cablegram from Mr. Hoover.
In thisj cablegram Mr. Hoover
quoted Lieut. Col. William G. At
wood of Chattanooga, head of the
mission, to the effect that an aver
age ol 2,100 tons of supplies had
been moved daily from Trieste since
March23, an increase of 1,400 tons
daily over the amount moved from
that port before the American mis
sion went into action.
Since March 23 there were de
livered to the Austrian republic
125.000 tons and to Czecho-Slovakia
52,000 tons.
Waive Price' Restriction
in Agreement on Silver
Washington, July 5. Secretary
.Glass announces that the treasury
has waived price restrictions con
tained in an agreement between the
Uriited States and Great Britain for
purchase here of 200,000,000 ounces
of silver. The price first was $1 an
ounce, then $1.01 here. Silver re
cently has sold as high as $1.14.
Colonel. Murtagh Dead.
San Francisco, Cal., July 5. Col.
J. A. Murtagh. aged 53, U. S. A.,
medical corps, died at the Letterman
General hospital here from an ail
meat of the heart.
OMAHA, SUNDAY
KILLS GIRL
HE ADORES
IN FRENZY
Man Who Says He Is Son of
Indiana Senator Hauls Vic
tim to Police Headquarters
and Gives Himself Up.
REFUSED TO WED HIM
SO HE KILLED HER
Was Soon to Have Child, She
Told Him; Quarreled Over
Thought Another May Have
Been Intimate With Her.
Los Angeles, July 5. "i killed her
because I loved her and she wouldn't
marry me as she promised. I love
her still and am ready to die for
my act because I want to go to her."
Lying on a cot in the city jail
here, Harry S. New of Glendale, said
to be the son of United States Sen
ator Harry S. New of Indiana, thus
concluded an account of the killing
of Miss Frieda Lesser, his fiancee,
at a lonely spot inTopanga canyon,
about 25 miles northwest of here,
early today.
Calmly and without apparent re
morse, New reviewed in detail to
newspaper men and police officers
his actions, which included his driv
ing to the central police station with
his fiancee's body in the rear seat
and surrendering.
Planned To Be Married.
"We had planned to be married
today," he said. "At the last mo
ment Frieda interposed objections
and I proposed that we take an
automobile ride to some quiet spot
where we could talk things over.
Reaching a lonely spot, I started
pleading with her to marry me at
oitce.
"She remained obdurate and told
me that she was expecting to be
come a mother and that she had de
cided to undergo a surgical opera
tion rather than marry me. That
made me mad. I lost my head and
almost before I knew it, had
snatched a revolver which was kept
in the machine as protection against
highwaymen and shot her through
the head. I believe she di'ed almost
instantly.
"For nearly two hours I drove
with Frieda lying beside me. Then
it dawned on me what a horrible
deed I had done. I decided the best
thing to do was to bring the body
to the police station and surrender."
' New, who is 30 years old, is a
graduate of an Indiana military
academy. He said he later attended
Notre Dame university. He met
Miss Lesser at a local manufactur
ing plant, where he was employed
as a truck driver and she as a stenog
rapher. The young woman was 21
years old.
Borrowed Car From Mother.
He" said he had borrowed the au
tomobile from his mother, Mrs.
Lulu M. Burger of Glendive, and
had driven with the girl to Venice,
then through Hollywood, and final
ly up the Top Ango Canyon road
where their quarrel culminated in
the shooting. He told the officers,
they said, that for three hours after
which he drove around town, trying
to make up his mind to surrender
to the police. New is of slight
built! and small stature. He showed
no evidence of excitement and offi
cers said he had not been drinking.
An autopsy will be held on the
young woman it was said by the
police to determine the truth of cer
tain portions of New's statement.
Says New Is Senator's Son.
Indianapolis, July 5. Mrs. Lula
Burger, mother of Harry S. New,
who surrendered to Los Angeles
police as the murderer of Miss
Frieda Lesser, has' left Indianapo
lis for her home "In Glendale, Cal.
Mrs. Burger stated that New is the
son of Senator Harry S. New of
Indiana and that she was divorced
from Senator New about 18 years
ago. Mrs. Burger also said she ex
pected to wire Senator New and
solicit his aid in behalf of her son.
Denies Mrs. Burger's Words.
Washington, July 5. Senator
New issued , a statement denying
that(he and Mrs. Burger ever were
married or divorced.
When shown a dispatch from In
djanapolis quoting Mrs. Burger,
Senatot New said:
"Th only thing I care to add is
that the statement from any source
that Mrs. Burger and I were ever
either married or divorced at any
time or under any name is absolute
ly untrue.",
Villa and Men Moving
VSouth to Enter Parral
El Paso. July 5. Francisco Villa
and 60 followers were seen going
southeast toward Statevo,' Chihua
hua, yesterday afternoon, a telegram
received here from Chihuahua City
today stated. , Satevcf is 45 miles
southeast of San Andreas, where
Villa captured or killed 40 home
guards and executed the mayor
Tuesday. Satevo is on the main
road to Parral.
MORNING, JULY 6, 1919.
The Good Old Summer Time
ASKS $45,000 A
YEAR TO HANDLE
CITY GARBAGE
City Commissioners to Take
Up Question of Awarding
Contract Monday; Seeks
Injunctions Against 15.
The garbage question is causing
the mayor and city commissioners
considerable concern.
The city council committee of the
whole Monday morning will con
sider whether Henry Pollack should
be paid $45,000 a year for five years
for collection and disposal of gar
bage, according to his bid received
last week.
The city legal department has
gone into district court to restrain
various restaurant and hotel propri
etors from selling their garbage by
private contracts and for their own
pecuniary benefits, according to an
act of the recent legislature. The
city attorney contends that this
legislative measure is only a "scrap
of papef" insofar as its legality is
concerned, and he is ready to test
it in the courts.
Some of the big hotel and restau
rant men assert that their garbage
for the period of a year is a valuable
by-product of , their business and
they should have the right to dispose
of it as they please. The city legal
department takes the position that
under the police powers of the city
no discrimination can be shown to
ward any class in connection with
the collection and disposal of gar
bage. Therefore, a legal battle im
pends. The injunction sought by the city
is directed against the proprietors
(Continued on Pace Three, Column Three.)
Missouri Legislature
Passes Bill to Restore
Death Penalty; 20 to I
Jefferson City, Mo., July 6. The
Missouri senate met at 12:05 o'clock
this morning and passed the bill to
restore the death penalty in Mis
souri by a vote of 20 to 1. There
was no debate. The senate en
grossed the measure Saturday with
out opposition, i
The house will meet Sunday to
read the senate bill the first time. It
will be read the second time Mon-.
day and action will be taken on it
Tuesday.
The senate adjourned following
passage of the bill.
London Honors Own Men
Who Participated in War
London, July 5. London had her
own victory celebration Saturday,
quite distinct from the national cel
ebrations to be held July 19, when
th- iLondon regiments which partic
ipated in the war, after a review by
the king at Buckingham palace,
marched through the streets to
Tower Hill.
It was the most spectacular mili
tary event in London since the
armistice. Twenty thousand men
from various regiments participated
and London, a great lover of spec
tacles, gave her sons a welcome
which jrould be hard to surpass. v'
By Mall (I yaarl. Dally. U.S0: Sunday,
Oally aid Sun.. $S.M; outslda Nab. aoMaga
Visiting Nurses With Aid
from Readers of Bee Sav
Hundreds of Babies' Iives
One Thousand Infants Born in Omaha Duiihg, Three
Summer Months Need Exceptional Caro Lack of
Proper Handling Claimed 109 Last YeAi Bee Ice
and Milk Fund Enables Nurses to Save ,Many Lives.
By TRUMA KITCHEN
One thousand little boy and girl
babies were given to Omaha during
the three hottest months of last
year June, July and August.
One thousand mysterious, undevel
oped latent possibilities came from
out of the "Somewhere," asking of
Time only love and care to unfold
them for the world.
Many found their heritage of both,
while others right in Omaha found
only heat, ignorance, neglect and
dirt. And because of this 109 of them
during those three months slipped
away. i
One hundred and nine little babies
went back to their other home and
no one shall know what gift of great
price they carried with jthem.
V. N. A. Saves Many.
It was the Visiting Nurse asso
ciation, with' Miss Florence McCabe
as superintendent, who meant that
Omaha's summer babies, in the
poorer districts, should have a "fair
show." They worked eagerly and
diligently at the three baby stations.
People were interested and doctors
gave their time, for never before,
did people so realize the value aird
Kaiser's Offspring
Offer Themselves
Sacrifice for Father
Berlin, july 5. (By the, Asso
ciated Press.) Prince Eitel Fred
erick of Prussia, second son of- the
former German emperor, has sent
the following telegram to , 'King
George: "To His Majesty, the King
of Great Britain and Ireland;:
"In fulfillment of natural duty of
son and officer, I with my four
younger, brothers, place myself at
your disposal at your majesty's dis
posal, in place of my imperial father,
in the event of his extradition in
order by our sacrifice to spare him
such degradation.
"In the name of Trinces Adalbert,
August William, Oscar and Joachim.
(Signed) "Eitel Frederick."
Swiss Naturalization
. Laws to Be More Severe
Berne, July 5. The Swiss federal
council has just submitted to parlia
ment a bill to make the naturaliza
tion laws more rigid. The bill re
quires that before citizenship is
granted the applicant must reside
in Switzerland for six vears.
Wilson to Present Treaty
Thursday Is Announcement
New York. July 5. Joseph P. Tu
multy, secretary to President Wil
son, announced here today that ac
cording to the presentt program, Mr.
Wilson will address the senate on
Thursday.
FIVE CENTS.
possibility of one -little baby life.
While the call,' for Belgium ba
bies, for Arnyenian babies, for
French orphan t and all refugees,
were paramount with some, these
people cared for Omaha's baby boys
and girls who, otherwise would have
been neglected during the three
most trying months 'for a tiny help
less child. '
They caed for 451 children be
tween 1 rind 2 years 'at the three
baby stations and out of all these
only one little patient died. Into
543-hones the nurses went to dem
onstrate how each and every direc
tion s'iould be carried out in order
that each new life might develop
into -the kind of - man or woman
that America was fast establishing
as a standard.
Teach Proper Care.
They found no pink and white
croing adored baby who had every
kf.own care to withstand the sum
mer heat. They found babies.
even five and six blocks from our
own "down town where five and
six children shared with them one,
hot, stifling unsanitary room. They
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Five.)
Mexicans Indignant
Over Death Order for
Manufacturing Mescal
Aguaprieta, Sonora, Mex., July S.
According to Deputy Jose Pes
quiera. who has just returned here
from Mexico City, the now famous
"circular order number 158," recently
issued by Governor Calles of Sonora
decreeing death to those persons
caught in Sonora in the manufac
ture, transportation or wholesaling
of mescal,. has caused a tremendous
wave of indignation at the national
capital, which may result in his re
moval from office before his term
expires in September, or at least in
the abrogation of the order.
Recently in the national chamber
of deputies, Deputy Jose Pesquiera
of Sonora, charged Governor Calles
with assuming powers imposed only
in the president of the republic, that
of imposing a death penalty for an
oitense in times of peace.
Words of Honor for
Foch, Joffre and Pctain
Paris, Jujy S. Marshals Foch,
Joffre and Petain will be presented
on July 13 with swords of honor by
Paris. Special aiguilettes will be
bestowed upon certain regiments,
after which there will be a spectac
ular fete winding up with a ballet
entitled "Alsace-Lorraine."
Kolchak's Envoy in Paris.
Paris, July 5. General Drago
miroff. sent by Admiral Kolchak oa
a special mission to the French gov
ernment, has arrived in Paris. He
is accompanied by a number of army
officers.
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BIG BLIMP
IS ALMOST
EXHAUSTED
Nearing Conclusion of Trans
atlantic Flight Balloon, Runs
Short of Gasoline and Sus
taining Hydrogen Gas.
REQUESTS FOR HELP
RECEIVED ALL
DAY
American Warship Only Sue-
ceeds in Locating English
men Late Saturday; Follows "
Them Across Gulf of Maine.
Washington, July 6. At 1:29 a. .
m. Sunday, the navy communica
tion's officer received the follow
ing communication directly from
the vessel:
"Will land Montauk Point. Re
port time later."
Washington. July S. Contact
with the British dirigible R-34,
whose calls for help continued tc
grow more urgent all day as she
neared the finish of her trans-Atlantic
journey only to find gasoline and -sustaining
hydrogen gas ' was ex-,
hausted, was established Saturday '
night at 11 :40 by the destroyer Ban
croft of the United States navy. . ' -
The Bancroft at that hour," ac
cording to hiessages whichxreached
the navy department, was i trailing j :
the dirigible as it proceeded south
west across the Gulf of Maine. The
R-34 was still under her own power. , ;
The following message was rer .
ceived from the R-34 at 'the navy .
department at 11:23 p. m.: -
'Flying 1,500 feet above sea.
Come down and meet us. ' Making
for Boston. " Rush. Very short of
gasoline." "4 :
Ten Destroyers in Readiness.
There are about 10 destroyets at
Boston navy yard in addition to the
two searching for the R-34. The , :
cruiser Birmingham, a high-speed
scouting vessel, is at Boston, and
will be sent to gea as will a number" i
of submarine chasers, probably to
talling 10 or 12, stationed along the
Maine coast also will be sent out as .
a result of Admiral Benson's order.
Weather conditions are not likely
to add to the hardships of the R-34,
according to the special report .
flashed to the vessel from (he Unit- '
ed States weather bureau. The up
per winds, for the next 24 hours
along the north Atlantic coast west
ward and northwestward, are mod
erate. Local squalls and rainstorms
art likely, however. V -" ' '
A. H. Bowie, supervising forecast-'
er explained that the upper winds, .
above the 1.000-fopt level, were
chiefly important to the aeronauts. ; .;
The prediction concerning them is
based on the bureau's work with
pilot balloons, which have beeq re-
leased each day at 4 p. m. from a
number of stations over the United
States, while along the Atlantic ,
coast they have been sent up twice .'
daily for some time. " '
Orders Sent Out.
Orders were sent late Saturday .
night to the commandant of the
first naval -district at Boston "to
get out everything available im
mediately" in an effort xto render
assistance to the dirigible. :
The orders, sent by Rear Ad-"
miral Benson, chief of naval oper-'
ations. and acting secretary of the
navy, said: t
"Communicate with all stations
along the Maine coast. Get out
everything available immediately
and get in touch with, and keep in,
touch with R-34. Render every as- .
sistance -possible. Keep department - "
informed of action." '
Suggests Destroyers Sent.
Mineola. N. Y.. Julv 5. Lieut.
Col. Frederick Lucas, R. A. F., in-''
charge of British'arrangements he're
for the arrival of the dirigible 34 has
sent a wireless message to the air
ship's commander urging (hat he
make every effort to proceed as .
far as Montauk Point before alight-:
ing for fuel. He suggested Amer- '
ican destroyers could be sent to tow ;
the dirigible; to Montauk Point.
Two hundred naval mechanics ?
(Continued on Tago Seven. Coloma Two.) t '
Nebraskan in Field for
High Office in Elks ,
Atlantic City. N. T.. Julv 5. Dele-
Rations of F.Iks began to arrive Sat-
unirtj ivi we peace victory re- -union
of Jhe Grand lodge, which will .
open Monday and continue the en- '
tire week. Grand Exalted Ruler 1
Bruce M. Campbell and has cabinet
were among the arrivals. ,
Chicago, Los Angeles and Louis- -ville
have started campaigns for the !
next reunion. .
There are two candidates already
in the field for grand exalted ruler. ,
They are Alfred T. Broppv of -Brooklyn,
N. Y., and Frank L.Ram '
of Fairbury.'Neb. ' ,
Allies Consider Hungary.
Parisrjuly 5. The allied council -today
considered questions relating
to Hungary and the opening up of
the Danube. ' No decision was
reached. .