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WHOM-; NUMBER, 19,387.
RICHMOND, Y A., FKTDA Y..I I'NK 2(1, HHP..
tiik WP.ATnr.R ro-nAT-K.ir. PRICE TWO CENTS.
PARSON FRANCIS |
HAS VARIEGATED :
PAST HISTORY
Expelled in Disgrace!
From Colorado Con
gregat i on a 1 Ch u rch.
TRIED IN OHIO
FOR GRAVE CHARGE
Servant Girl Charging Betrayal,
Jury First Failed to Agree;
Then Convicted Him, but
Case Dropped When
New Trial Was
Granted.
Krom n^flmnnpiT fllen Mnlnril 111?
nj*e, mom hern of 'llilr?l I lirlnllf.n
f'hurrh wlui volril on Stmiln? in r*pi*l
thrlr pnolnr, ltr\. Ilnvlil II. KriiiiH*.
broiiRlit forth y iMcriln y n ri'rni'il of
court prorrrtllnKH In ivlilcli till' ili'piiHi'il
mlnlntrr liKiira-il iim ilr frnilaot.
Ill tlir |>ii|?i-n i>f tlir Vllvnill'r, till'
nrrkly pu li Ilea Hon of thr I n?l{rcail
tlonnl t'hnrrh. thi-y rrnil thnl lt?'V.
I)n\M II. I"rani'l? vtjiji r \ |ii*l li'il in <li*
jtrnci' from tin- t'nnurrxnt ioiuil ? liuri'li
of It'oI'IikI. I ill.
Ill thr I?It 11 > lii'iclnti'r, ?if I ronton, (l.<
thrr fi>n ml in mi) i'oIiiiiiiim ilrinti'il to
tlir llr?t iili<1 m-i'oikI trinl*. ol l*rnni'li,
rlniruril tilfli 11 Krnir olTi'imi'. 'I In- lury
f i ? 111- (I to imm* In ihi' tlrxt I rlnl, lltoimh
ii mrmhrr of I li ?? pmirl tin*. <111<1I1<I h.m
niiyliiK tlwit It nine 10 Hirer for
roll vlr I Ion. tin tin* nrfoml trinl Ik- itiim
roll! Irtril, l>ilt tlirrr till* ;i motion for
n nrir trial. tililrli m ii<< Kr.int.-il liy
.lllilici* V. *?. It I li i r. of Ironton, this ??ml ?
Ink tlir nikr.
I.rnili to I'lot I'lulit.
Willi.' tli< < Inir. h ? ? 1 i\ o ln-oti
lllvM.'fl "!) tl < <|'l. ?*?<?! <?' Ml<- till!'!
t< r"s< irullt as It ;tlf< ? ' 1 ? < hari_">
v?. 11 i<? 11 result. <1 In his ? ?. ? i ?- s a 1 on
ilny, th<' matt'i has ?- r ? ?. i ? ? ? I so tiiu.'h
bitterness ti. -I a j? r s? I <?? tor
roHtilt'd "ti Wednesday 1 ;ht betw ? < n
K e \ I.rt.-r 1) 1111 ? ? 1 ? ? [ 1 1 s t < 1 r ?
Palrinotint 1 "hrist i i 11 ''I ir<h. . ?1 It f
liiRr, hunbatul of t!;<? woman Francis
was ai*ctis>'.| <<f KIsm! u M: ?
1 . >abl t < ? Ii:?\ ?? <' I 11 I < ..???< I t ? ? ?!:!? r In
whi'h th?- affair w a . i ?t.?11 ? ? ? i
For ? v?r<i 1 .lays tl ? N "it! >- i?I ?? Rap .
list <'hut ch. <?' lliclil.it -i I'.ifk. has !>? ? n
advertising a lecture t.. be delivered
there t o- nlirh t ?.> Mi- I'ra: Th
subject Is H.'li Hur an<l t) . IJf.lv < 'It ? "
It' s-' H T. ; <r -r Vortl
siil" l' u tint. :?;?! 1 ? ? ? ? t t' tt th<
lr, tur< had t.ot ? i ? ill< I off that so
f.M ,?.?? his .?.?nt-'T.-K.-iiioi: !?: t?ows? the
ihari.-'- -i-.'.iii -t M l'r.u i.- have not
I j; pr<'V?"l. ami t! ? r<? ?? >ti ?? h> -I
tamy about taking a< ti? ? n und. r these
< ?ircumstanri-!'
Not l.lkrly to l.rrtnrr.
It Is not 1 i? 1 . l;o\\.\<: tVat Nf".
I'ran^ls will !? tin <- i; vl.-w <?* * ? I
ileln <? from Trlti-la <1 't I r> ?t? t ? . < \ ? :i
If ho tthoult) ilpslr.- to fill tlir eimasre
menl. The whole thinu- ban been so
?llStrejtsl'.K t<> tn< :: ' ? TI ' ?'l.ris
tlan I'hurcli th.*t t ? ar< .uixl<<ti? to
fnrn. t it 'I'll' trii t.<H ? ? t iv" f'ooiI
by tli<- mltiii't. :? -.v.-r- It ill - r.ai.t ><>???!
day whrti Informed that I<hail been
tried in th?* courts <>f "*fi. r >'t :t .<.
they said fraiiKlv that t! ? ?lI'l l<'>t
bi'll'eve I'. ami >h.it th?-j would not i.- -
llev.f it ui.til shown t!i< [.roof. In 'hi'
hop.' <>f aserrtainlni; 11 ? ? truth Th<
TI tries -1 >ls]?a t <h 1 a ? t t-lv. ! * f ? T a f : ? 1
to Irotiton, ati'l wliib- waitinc f 'f a i"
j.ort, . r.pi<-.>. of the In iit<m t.- w ; .. p< i
Coatlnucl on tfe\*vnth Page.
Broad Street Business
Men Ask Council for
Uptown Station.
OTHERS INDORSE
DOWNTOWN PLAN
.Engineers Differ as to Cost of
Fifteenth and Main Terminal.
Same Ground Covered by
Men on Opposing Sides.
To Make Report
Soon.
Representatives of Rroad Street m^r
rlianlH thr^w onw .sidrlt into the union
station ontrovfrfry when they appear
? <i beforo the Joint rnminHtpf* of the
City Council Inst night find presented
? nrgumentH against the location down
town, and reasons why the Klelunond,
Fred?- rick sbu ig and Potomac and At?|
l:?iiti< Coast i-ine Railroad Ftation, on
t .? Hermitage site, would 1 >?? advan
tageous. I a t ions from nlh"!' husi
im organi/.. tlons iipp' arcl with reso- :
lotions favi>!inK !?"?ft?-?iiith and Main I
Stt eels
Sustained by Ki igineer C I* K. Rur
n'Ayn, W 'I' l>abn?y. lmsljiCKf man-:
ak' of t lio < "li??.! ??! <>f ?''ojnrneree, pre
n-i.it'd th'- roioni'i'-ri'lntioiiH of htH
hi>ar>: for tin* location on Main Street.
? iri'l offered refutation of all tin* argu
ftit .:dv;u.c <-d airairiht t> ?- feasibility
of tiif >:'<? l.v the two railways
? opposed to the downtown plan.
\V 1 > Dulio appeared in behalf of the
Richmond. Frcdericksburg and i'oto
uac alld the Atlantic <ist l.ine Rail
roads. bringing with him Engineer F.
'V S a! borouKh to present the tech
nical objections to the remodeling of
th?- present Fifteenth and Main Street
jt.'tioii t" a<-i-omm?"i:. te ,11 six lines;.
Ili'fcrs to ( oniceKtioil.
Fre.i.g that it is of no advantage
to a ? -ity ti< have transients changing
trains within the same building. George
M< 11 1:1;, e, speakins for the Broad
Stieet merchants. dt.-i hired that the
growing i "liiii'Hiion of lower Main
Street would Ije so enhanced by the
loiiverplnt of all passenger tralfic at
Fifteenth Street as to present a prob
lem of rapid distribution of i rathe al
most impossible <>f solution. Conges
tion is the one c i v i. problem which all
larce l ities are now striving to avoid,
he said, and to deliberately concen
trate 1ium!h-<h and trailic in the con
gested lowei Main Street would be
foolhardy on the part of the city.
Samuel Cohen stated that he was op
j?o>? ??S to a union station on principle,
; a ving It Is not good for the city to
make it possible fur through passen
gers to be whisked it and out of the
corporation limits without leaving the
train shed. He called attention to the
fact that the opening of the new Mayo
idye will cause further congestion
at Fifteenth 1reel.
\\ until t jiuse ( ongr*t Ion.
Ti e !'. iiin! Street merchants placed
their objections to the downtown sue
before the committee it: the following
form
"We, the undersigned merchants and
pro|?towners of itroad Street re
spect full) enter our objection to a new
union passenger station at Main and
Fifteenth .-'tieets aier ask that a mod
ern passenger station be erected on
| (Continued <~>n Second Pago.)
NEW LEAF IS TURNED
IN STORY OF SUGAR
A
S-nate Committee Hears Details
?'! C ampaign for Removal
ot Duty.
LOWRY IS CHIEF WITNESS
Denies That lie Heads "I.obhy,"
but W orks on "Primary"
Plan.
Washington, Juno 1 ?.?The Senate
? omtnittce in pursuit of "the- lobby"
turned over a now loaf in 'he stor>
of sugar to-(iay and heard the details
of tlu- nation-wide and long-continued
campaign the advocates of free sugar
made to remove 111duty on that ar
ticle Frank <* l.owry, Hales agent of
the Federal Sugar Ketining Company,
president and organizer of* the "Com
mittee of Wholesale (Jroeeiwrote
the free sugar chapter .-or the commit
tee. while .Senator Cummins acted as
guide through the smoke of the hat tie
? ?f arguments, and Senators Nelson and
Walsh lent their assistance when the
issues S'-filled to become obscured
To-night the committee adjourned
subject to the call of the chair. The
three 1 lemocratic members will be re
quired to attend the I>emoer:itic cau< us
on the tariff bill which begins to-mor
row, and chairman overman did not
know when the hearings would be re
sumed.
Robert S. l.ovett, chairman of the
I'nion Pacitic board of directors, had
not been summoned to appear to-night,
and his subpoena may not be served
until the inquir> is taken up again.
Tells of Molding Opinion.
l.owrv's examination featured th ?
? ?losing session of the committee. He
told of his attempts to accelerate pub
lie opinion, and to persuade Repre
sentatives and Senators ami spoke
frankly of his efforts in the national
campaign last faiL He sabl he furnish
ed the sugar information which ap
peared in the Democratic campaign text
book; that he prepared data on free
sugar for a Democratic campaign doc
ument, which the present Secretary of
the Navy, Mr. Daniels, said would get
circulation of a million in pamphlet
form, and that he had wired urging
every member of the resolutions com
mittee at the Baltimore convention to
put a free sugar frank in the Demo
cratic platform. The. witness whh on
the stand fur four hours, and when ho
left no promised to produce any cnr
respondenee is. his files relating to the
organization of the Grocers' Committee
or Ills fsugar campaign. Many of
thi circulars .?-??lit out by liim on the
let1?? r head !?! that organization were
T' ;??I into the record l?y Senator Cum
mins.
!<o\vry testified that tie had conducted
liis ti^iit solely for the Federal Com
pany and that other refiners had not
figured in It. He thought the expenses j
had amounted to about $2&,000 in four
years exclusive of his salary and com
mission an sales agent, amounting to
ahout SGS.OOO in that period. He got
nothing for iiis tariff work, he said.
After many questions by Senator i'uiii
mins the witness agreed that although
all the sugar refiners did not seem to !
favor tree sugar, they would benefit
only in a less degree than the Federal
by it reduction in duty.
Pen r i*il l-'ree Sujcnr.
Lowry said, however, that an official
of the American Sugar iiefining Com
pany. tlie so-called "trust." had told
him that free sugar "would put us out
of business."
Senator Nelson was especially inter
ested in the Committee of Wholesale
Grocers, and wanted to know just how
ii was formed.
"There was no formal meeting." said
Lowry. "I wrote to twentv-tive of the
city wholesale grocers and suggested
that we form such a committee."
"They were, just dummies, then," sug
gested Senator Nelson.
1 don't think they were very dumb,"
replied Lowry.
? Th? whole proceeding was carried
on 1>\ correspondence'.'"
"Yes, sir."
"You appointed the secretary and
chairman and organized the commit
tee'."'
"Yes, sir."
Lowry told of efforts to break up
the committee. ?
The domestic sqgnr people sent out
men," lie said, "to try t<> break it up.
They said "Lowry Is a Wad man': you
will be subpoenaed before a congres
sional committee in Washington. Hut
they stuck."
"What authority had you to select a
committee for the wholesale grocers of
the I'nited States?" asked Senator
Cunnnins.
"I didn't," said the witness. "I se
lected a committee, for the people of the
United States."
Senator Cummins read a telegram
front Lowry to West Tubbs, secretary
of the American Society of Kquity,
Madison. Wis., saying:
"It is of thrt utmost Importance that
you immediately telegraph Oscar W.
(Continued On Third Page.)
BANKERS ARRAIGN ;
PARIS OF STATE'S1
TAXING SYSTEM
Striking Statement of
Case by President
Mc Adams.
REPORT SUGGESTS
REMEDIAL PLAN
I
I
. Attorney of Association Thinks
Reform Will Be Forthcoming
at Next Session of Legisla
ture?Senator Owen Fails
to Appear, and C. A.
Pugsley Makes Address.
Probable Officers
of Virginia Bankers
Old Point. Vh., Jnnr IO.?for pres
ident, .lusfpli M. Hurt, tvho la op
posed by \\ . It. \ out, ?if ?wport
Nrnni for vIcr-prcHlilciil, I". I1'. Tlf
fnn.i, Wnrrcntont for uri'rrtnry,
\\ nlkrr Srnlt. I'nrmvllle; for trena
tircr, .lullen II. Ilill, Richmond.
I nlrMK (lie forccnMlrrs mlnn ?lielr
mnrk, ?l? 1 -? I* the rrr? thnt will lie
clpplrtl to-nn>rro\T afternoon to *te-er
the \ irglnln llnnkers" Annurlntlun
through the etiMiiinx yenr. It has
the npiirinnl of three-fourths of the
deletcnle* ivho nre nllIInK l<> tnlW
eleellon, nml l* pommonlj accepted
to-nlght nn the oflii'lnl ."?lute.
1M 1,1)1 IS I. .IAKKK.
Old Point Comfort. June 1?Senator
'Owen's failure this afternoon to ke.;p
his appointment to deliver ,*tn address I
to the Virginia bankers on the cur
rency question, shifted the attention
: of the twentieth annual convention of
'.he Virginia Hankers' Association to
State problems -in particular the Str-.te [
taxes on individual and savings ?io-- I
posits ati'i bank stock.
Beginning with President MrAdami.
who arraigned these two features ">f
the State's taxing system unsparingly,
the succeed I n er speakers, with one or
two exceptions, attacked tiie current
practice <Jeorge Bryan. attorney of
the Virginia Hankers' Association, de
nounced it in his annual report, and
I Oliver J. Sands, of Richmond, ehair
, man of the committee on taxation, of
fering the committee's remedial plan
at the afternoon session, scored the
system roundly. President McAdams's
statement of the case was strlkins.
I.nrv Muil He I'linnned.
"If the hanks are to be relieved of
| the necessity of passing through a
? semi-panic each January, which will
yearly become more severe." said Pres
ident Mr Adams, "the present law tax
ini; individual and savings deposits
must be changed,
"I'ndei the present Auditor of Public
Accounts of Virginia, for t!i?- first time
in many years, an effort has been made
to enforce the collection of taxes on
individual and savings deposits in the
'tanks of the State The result of this
1 c-ff'-rt to et forte a law which had long
lain dormant, was the driving out of
tiie State last January of millions "?
dollars, some of which has come back,
hut a part of which, at least, lias gone
nev. r to i eturn."
President McAdams devoted an im
portant section of his report to an ex
amination of the hardships worked on
1 bankers by the present tax laws. The
( most iniquitous of the mall, he held,
was the law taxing deposits. Its en
forcement, he said, tends to drive
money out of the State, and takes away
I from the channels of trade the very
life blood of Ihe investor, the manu
facturer and the merchant, thereby ul
j timately reducing taxable values all
over the ?'ommonwealth, and is about
as commercially sound as the intelli
gence of the fabled gentleman who
slaughtered the goose that laid the
gmlden egt:s.
As a fairly good solution of the evil.
President McAdams it-commended the
passing of a law limiting the tax on
deposits to ti State tax of $.3fi per <100.
I An equitable tax of this size, he
(Continued on Third Pa;;o.)
Attorney - General McReynolds
Decides That It Is Not
Criminal Statute.
Washington, June 10.?The Webb
law, forbidding interstate shipments of
liquor into "dry" States, is not a crimi
nal statute, and violations of
ii can
not bt prosecuted in United States
court. Attorney-CleneraI McReynolds j
so declared in instructions sent to-day
to every United States attorney in the
country. The law merely prohibits
such interstate traffic, and contains no
penalty for infractions.
"Its purpose," said the Attorney
(Jeneral, "is -to permit State laws to
operate hi respect of intoxicating
liquors moving in interstate com
merce."
The law simply deprives shippers of
any privilege they might claim on the
ground of interstate commerce, and
permits the application of State prohi
bition laws to interstate commerce in
liquors.
This is the llrst time the liepnrt
nient of Justice has construed I he
Webb law, which was declared uncon
stitutional by former President Taft
and former Attorv.ey-ticncral Wicker
sham. President Taft vetoed the bill
on tlio ground that it violated the in
terstate commerce clause of the Con- !
stitution by delegating the regulation
of interstate commerce to the States.
The bill was passed over his veto.
Attorney-General McReynolds's in
terpretation is said to mean that the
Federal government is not called upon
to enforce a law for the violation of
which no penally Is Imposed, and that .
the Interstate coniniorce forbidden by
the law is "outlaw" commerce In re
gard to which the Stales are free to ,
(Continued on ICIghth Page.) |
Candidates for President of Bankers Association
H M. ni'RT.
Ilnnk, ?if lllarkntono.
W. B. W.ST.
' nwhlor I Iflrrns mill Mnrlur llnnk, Vrivport \>
EMULATES DEED
OF SUFFRAGETTE
Harold Hewitt Brings Down,
llnrj-c in Race t<>r Ascot
(iold Cup.
WILL PAY WITH HIS LIFE
Sustains Fractured Skull, and
Xow Lies Dying' in
I lospital.
Ascot. Knx . June 1?.?The race forj
the Afi-h! gold cup, one of the most
coveted prizes of the Knclish turf, was
marred to-day by an incident similar to
that which brought the King's horse
down in thf Derby, when Kmily Wild
ing Davison sought ami found death
in the I'auFc of the militant suffra- j
gettes In this case. it was a man. !
Harold Hewitt, who emulated Miss Da
vison's feat.
According to th*- Ascot police. Hew-!
ltt was not connected with the suffra
gettes. but was of unsound mind and
of a type peculiarly liable to be car- i
fieri away by the imitative impulse.'
He suffered the same penalty for his |
temerity as did Miss Davison?a frac
ture at the bast* <>f the skull.
I.ittle dinner to I.lvc.
At a late hour to-night Hewitt was
lying uiunns ious in a hospital after
undergoing at operation in the for-,
lorn hope that his life miirht be saved.
King <Ieor;;e and Queen Mary, ex
King Manuel of Portugal. the t'rown
Prince and ?*rown Princess of Sweden,
the Duke of <"onnaught. tiovernor
? Jeneral of I'anada. and Princess Pa
tricia and a number of lesser royalties
were watching the ra> e from the royal
iitand.
? 'omliiff down the stretch. August
Beltn ?nt s fatuous colt. Tracery, a son ?
<<f Hock Sand, shot into the lead. He
was e->ii)i; like :. well-oiled piece r?f
machinery and soon had the nearest
iiorse several lengths behind Seem
ing 1 \ Tracery was assured of an easy
\ ictorj
Suddenly a man jumped from the
tails waving a red (las with one hand
and with the othet pointing a revolver
at Jockey Whalley, who had the mount
op Tracei \
"Pull up! Pull up. or 1 11 shoot you!" j
the man shouted
Whalle> did his best to divert the
(Continued On Seventh l'age.)
Mistaken Signals Responsible for
Electric Line Horror in
California.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
Vallejo, I'al . June 1 'j.? fourteen per-'
sons were killed ami twenty-live were
injured, several fatally, in a head-on
collision between two interurhan elec
tric trains of the. San Francisco, Xtipa i
and C'alistoga electric line, one mile!
north of here. The trains, traveling i
at high speed, came, together with aj
terrific crash and tc)es--oned.
In an instant the two trains were
reduced to a high hte.tp of wreckage. I
Passengers were heaped about and
buried beneath the pile of splintered
wood and twisted steel All of the
dead and injured are I'alifornians.
Hecausc of the manner in which both
trains telescoped, it was extremely
difficult to extricate some of the tin- ,
fortunate men and -\oinen who were
buried in the wreckage.
The train from Vain jo to Napa, con-!
sisting oi" two cars, was crowded w itli
passengers from tin :?lcaincr Monti
cello. from San Francisco, besides :i
niimlier of passengers from this cits.
The car from Napa was well filled with
passengers, a number of whom were
coining from Vallejo to lake the v>oat
to San Francisco.
The crash came on a straight stretch
of track at One Mile House. Mistaken
signals are said to have been respon
sible for the wreck. officials of the
company announce an investigation to
lay the blame just as soon as all the.;
injured are accounted for.
VIRGINIA KKACn.
No transfer between Motions via Norfolk
And Western Hallway to VlrRlnta Heach.
Phone Madison 1ST (or full particulars.
Amendment Authorizes I lim to
Suspend Rates and Proclaim
Special ()nes.
CLUB FOR OTHER NATIONS
Provisions Which Aroused Pro
tests From Foreign Countries
Arc Fliminated.
Exemption Reduced
^ ?June If) Thn w
tleal*|"' uo'l'" ''',,un, ?- 1 i 11 pr".
ntniij ilccl<lc<l lo rui 11 - ' ,
",o,,mr ,m* i,,m "???? ??
*?.?- cv,.n, f::rrrhSr'^:r:Ti^
^n,'"K "'Pnratr I two,,,,-*. llo,h .*
???. t?*e,l ni,ove 9:|.000. 01''' 1
^Tnx\ufrm
4;TnV",crr ,,h"*
^r;
ashington, June in a,. ...
ment to the i-.. i . . aniend
adopted to-.lnv i ,v. tarifl hill,
b.rs <>f tho .s/,,,;
?f"!ue
-lauko if,
lunotlnp. 'I.'
?-"th "ther nations an I in .. ,0,,U?IIta '
arrrivvn Tr"?!
'?tea awlnnt the products of V
Lnitod States or in,poses restHetbn
"l'"n United st;it??? s evnorrJ ! , ns
not: the opinion of tin- Wesi/lent" 1
IZIT'C*U: ,rade ro!?'**i.nm. the Prejj
"uty b> Proclaination suspend ,v,- i
rates ,,,,, ^?ct oihIr |
Article* Are Specified.
?July specified articles, it is imH*,
stood. are to he. included under thl
terms of this amendment, and I he re
aliatorv rate, are specified Anwmg 1
th? at ticles included in the ll-t m
--Si
r??t? s ale fish, wheat, wheat flour cot
ff.. tea. earthen ware, wines and'malt '
Hjiuors, silk dress Roods. leather '
t|!\VT ^cwolrv- ?u?ars and molasses! :
Th. duties prescribed vary as t.. the '
different articles l-Msh. It is reported I
would be dutiable at I cent a pound'I
wheat at in cents a bushel, flour at
cents a barrel, h few cents a pound !
would be placed on coffee and tea. < >n 1
other items the penalty would be i
doubled rate, while ,,n sugars. which
probably would never be affected, the
rate would he only a fraction of a cent
a pound. The amendment, of course i
Is .subject to ratification of the lVmo- ;
cratic senatorial caucus, which will be. I
&in work on tin* 1?! 11 to-morrow.
Resides adding tiiis amendment, the |
majority members stripped the admin
istrative provisions ..f the rnderwood 1
bill of many of their features. Includ
ing the itn|Uisiti>riaI clause which gave
American agents the right to examine
foreigners' books jii cases of disputed
Import valuations
They also struck out the provision
requiring registration bureaus for com
mlssionaires and agents in American
eonsulatos, the provision to give the
Sfcretatx of the Treasury the right to
determine the existence or nonexist
ence of a foreikii market; the anti
dumping clause wiiich provided excess
duties on imports undersold in this
country, and the p<-< cent tariff dis
count on imports in American vessels.
The committee, however, inserted an
amendment providing for the appoint
ment of h commission, to be composed
of members of the Senate Finance and 1
the House Ways and Means Committees,
to make a thorough study of the whole
tariff administration question and re
port recommendations for its readjust
ment I'lie action of the committee
striken from the hill all the provisions
which aroused protests from foreign
nat ions.
The committee declined to approve
the amendment suggested by Assistant
(Continued On" SovcnTh i'ageT)"
CAPTAIN CURTIS
ASKS RECOUNT
i
()nlv lit'ty-Twn Votes P>c
hin<l Tunov in Race for
House.
SYSTEM IN COUNTING
J inlges at Sonic Precincts Threw!
< Hit Slips Which Were
Properly Prepared.
Without making any direct or inrti
i oct charge of fraud in the primary of!
.tune 12. Captain John A. Curtis filed {
formal notice last night witli Chairman (
Miles M. Martin, of the City Demo-|
i ratio Committee, asking a recount of
the ballots cast for candidates for the
House of Delegates. Copies ot' this no
tice will he nerved on the ei^ht other j
candidates taking part in the contest t
for the House of Delegates to-day, so'
that they may take proper steps to pro- ;
tort their own interests. On the face
of the returns as tabulated by the City i
Democratic Committee. Captain Curtis'
was the sixth man on the ticket, being
fifty-two votes behind 1 >. 1,. Toney, the
fifth man, who was declared the nomi
nee.
The Olllciiil Itrturnn.
The otlicial vote, as compiled by the
City Democratic Committee on the face
of the returns from the various pre-1
cincts. follows:
(?riiltnm II. llohMun (1,0711
I'.dvtln I*. t lit <1.141)
William M. Myers 5..'{04
Itill Moulnffur ft.uon
I). I,. Tone j 4,7711
John \. ( urtln 4.7UI
James 10. <'an 11 on 4,(ls4
?In me* .1. I 'reamer 4. Ili.'t
.1. Taylor Stratton -,75s
<">n the face of these returns the City]
Democratic Committee declared Messrs
Hobson, Cov. Myers. Montague ami To- .
ne> the nominees foi the tive seats in
the House of Delegates from this city.
Attention was promptly called in the
press to obvious errors in the returns
The total vote cast in the election, as
certified by the City Democratic Com
mlttee, was U.-l ?!<>. The total vote cast
tor the nine candidates listed above
amounted to t l.s.M As each voter cast
his ballot for live names, this only ac
counts for S.970 ballots Friends of the
defeated candidates for the House, and,
citizens generally, have been asking ;
what the Judges of election <1 i< 1 with :
the other 4'JtJ ballots. There were 4.301 j
votes counted for Origgs and ."i.O.ll cast J
for Satterfield in the sergeantcy fight,
making a total of ''.in. ballots counted
in that race This is KM less than the
certified total number ?.ist. and is Sfi'J
votes more than the judges a|>parentl>
counted m the legislative tight As'
Captain Curtis ran only tifty-two votes
behind the tlfth man. his friends be
lieve that the counting of even a few
of the missing ballots might alter the
returns considerably.
obvious Krrorx.
In his letter to Chairman Martin.'
Captain Curtis calls attention to the'
long hours elections otlicers were on
duty, t<? the fact that at some of the
precincts there is umiucstioiied cvi- ?
deuce of clerical errors, and to the,
more remarkable fact that the rules!
governing the primary, as laid down j
by the committee, did not conform to!
the primary law. which must prevail.)
It has been brought out that while the'
committee ruled that no ballot for the (
House of Delegates should be counted
unless it contained the name of tlve ,
candidates, the law docs not so pro
vide, and that at seven .irecincts bal
lots containing the names of one. two,
three and four candidates were counted
; nd the ballots so marked thrown out
bv the Judges at fifteen precincts 1
Captain Curtis contends that one lixed (
rule should have governed the count, (
that all or none of such ballots should
have been rejected In this view he!
is upheld by members of the committee
;;nd li\ lawyers who have looked clobo
|\ into the law.
With no copies available. Chairman
Martin was unwilling to give out the
text of the Curtis letter, preferring to
submit it tlrst to the committee, which
will be called to meet on Monday night {
at Murphy's Hotel It is practical!)
certain that a recount will be ordered. I
Indeed, the committee feels that it !
could not possibly refuse to do so, in- '
asiuuch as there is evidence that its j
own rules were not observed, while
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MOUNTAIN' KXCI IISION.
Thursday, June IMS. to Asheville, N. C,
etc. Round trip, $5 00; good ten days
Office, 907 Kast Mam Street.
Ran
NO
CURRENCY BILL
IS MADE PUBLIC !
BY CAREER GLASS
He Describes It as
"Basis for Legisla
tive Action."
WILL BE STUDIED
FOR ALTERATIONS
Its Three Principal Objects Are:
Providing Means for Redis
counting Commercial Paper,
Basis for Elastic Notes and
Machinery for Doing For
eign Banking Business.
Washington, Jimp 1!V?The adminis
tration currency bill was mart*1 public
to-night b\ Represent:* t ive Carter
t";iass. rhairman of the House Commit
tee 011 Mnnking ami < 'urrency. It will
be introduced in the Mouse and Senate
aft'-r President Wilson has delivered
in person bis address to Congress on
Mondny.
An outline of the measure, prepared
by Mr. <?lass, describes it as "a basis
for legislative action." states that it
will be gone over in iietail for altera
tions. and sets out that its purpose is
to accomplish three principal objects:
Provision of a means for rediscount
Ing commercial paper of specified types.
A basis for elastic notes properly
sa fegua rded.
Machinery for doing foreign bank
ing business.
The measure's essentials remain as
they have been outlined from time to
time since the President began a study
of the subject with House and Senate
leaders. Secretary McAdoo and other
advisers, providing twelve or more
Federal reserve banks, which will re
discount paper, deal in government se
curities. exchange and conduct govern
ment fiscal operations. National banks
and such State banks and trust com
panies as conform to standards would
be stockholders of toe reserve banks.
The government would hold no stock.
Government Would Control.
The government would control the
Federal reserve banks entirely through
a FederaJ reserve board of seven mem
bers, in which the banks would have
no representation. The board would
be composed of the Secretary of the
Treasury. Secretary of Agriculture, the
Comptroller of the Currency, as mem
bers ux-oflido: four other members
would be chosen by the President and
| confirmed by the Senate.
The national hank note circulation
would remain undisturbed, and no pro
posal is made in the bill for retiring
approximately 5700,000.000 2 per cent
bonds, upon which that note issue now
rests. An amendment or separate bill
to refund those bonds into 11 per cent
bonds may be introduced later.
In addition to the .$700,000,000 exist
ing national bank notes, not more than
$500,000,000 in what are to be known
as Federal reserve treasury notes might
be issued iit the discretion of the Fed
eral reserve hoard in making advance
to the Federal reserve hanks, which
would do no business with the public,
deal only with their member banks and
receive deposits onl> from the L'nited
States. While the notes would, on
their face, purport to be the obligations
of the L'nited States, they would bo
required to be secured l>v a gold reserve
of ;iu 1-3 per cent, provided by the
Federal reserve bank, would be a first
and paramount lien on all the assets
of these banks, ami would l>e redeem
able in gold on demand at the Treas
ury Department in the city of Wash
ington or any Federal reserve bank.
Stringent provisions are made against
counting any of these notes as a part
of bank reserves, and the system is
guarded against inflation by lodging
power with the Federal reserve hoard
to exact any interest charge upon the
treasury notes in order to secure their
prompt redemption The notes are not
made legal tender, but would be re
ceivable by the government and every
bank of tlie system at par without ex
cha nge.
No change would be made in the pro
tection of other existing notes.
The Federal reserve board would re
(Continued On Second Page.)
THOUSANDS VIEW
They Throng Water Front to
Catch Glimpse of Newest
Queen of Seas.
I Special to The Times-Pispatch.]
New York June I'.'.- Thousands of
pcopl. thronged the lloboken water
front to get .? glimpse of thItnpera
tor. ;he largest steamship afloat, af
tei she reached her dock to-day. I he
giant vessel w.is warped into her
pier without th< slightest hitch, de
spite the fears of what might h.ip
pen on ai-count of her si/.e and the
w i f t t id<.
Never before has ;t passenger-ear
ning vessel be.-u given the reception
accorded the Impernot. The trip UP
from ?piarantine was made to the ac
compa nime lit of one continued t>la3t
of whistles from all crafts In the har
bor as w . 1! as ft . -n factories on shore.
Those wh?> visilt d the Imp.rator to
day found that not oiilj does the new
I ianib.n g-Aincrit an liner surpass any
thing ? 1-e alloal as to size, but lu-r
. <iuipn.t in furnishings ri\.il that
of the most palatial hotels on land,
as w -II a*> surpassing b vond compari
son that o:i iiil other liners.
This filiating city in miniature l?
9l.? feet long, ninety-eight teet in
beam, and has a gross tonnage of 30,
rtnn tf-n*.
She is commanded by five captains,
Captain Hans Unset*, admiral of the.
Hamburg-A*nt l ie.m lane, Ltelng in au
prenv > otnniau I
There ire rooms in \shich can bo
found everything to supply the wants
of the most fastidious traveler.
In the opinion of Alexander M. Car
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