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SATURDAY EVENING-
TOPEXA, KANSAS- JUNE 21. 1913-
SATURDAY EVENING-
FIVE CE3STTS.
UP G0ES PRICES
This Year Shows Increase in
Cost of Living.
Fourteen of 15 Staples Are
Dearer to Laborer.
ONLY SUGARJAS DECREASED
Retail Price in February Com
pared With Decade.
Relative List of Costs in Cities
Oyer Country.
Washington. June 21. Every princi
pal article of food except sugar of the
15 staples representing approximately
2-3 cf the expenditure for food by the
average working man family, showed a
decided Increase in retail price on Feb.
15, 1913 compared with the average
price for the ten year period. 1890
1S99, according to the test investiga
tions of the statietlclans of the bureau
cf labor. Sugar was 4.6 per cent, smok
ed bacon was 11.6 per cent higher. In
creases in the other food articles were:
Sirloin steak, 60.8 per cent, round
Pteak, 84.5; rib roast, 62.7; pork chops,
f.9.4; smoked hams, 69.1; pure lard,
62.3; hens, 66.6; wheat flour, 27.4; corn
meal. 58.1; strictly fresh eggs, 0U;
creamery butter. 63; white potatoes,
3.6; fresh milk. 40.1.
The prices were collected in 39 im
portant industrial cities in which live
one-flfth of the total number of people
In continental United States.
There was an advance of 3.2 per cent
over February 15, 1912, in the relative
prices weighed according to the aver
age consumption of the various arti
cles of food in working men's families.
Ketail prices of February 15, 1913. com
pared with those on that date in 1912,
In the principal cities show:
Sirloin steak increase Boston, 10.1
rer cent; New York, 17.3; Atlanta, 10.6;
Chicago, 13., Kansas City, 17.9; New
Orleans. 14.8; Denver, 12.1; San Fran
cisco, 23.0; Seattle. 19.6.
Decrease Dallas, 0.8 per cent. Round
steak, increase Boston, 7.2 per cent;
New York. 17.6; Atlanta, 11.8; Chi
cago, 19.5; Kansas City, 20.1; Dallas,
E.6; New Orleans, 26.7; Denver, 12.8;
Fan Francisco. 30.9; Seattle, 19.5. Rib
Roast, increase Boston 20; New York,
16.6; Atlanta. 10.7; Chicago. 6.5; Kan
sas City. 11.4; Dallas, 6.8; New Or
leans, 5.8: Denver, 13.5; San Francisco,
15.9; Seattle. 27.L
Pork Chops, increase Boston, 22 per
cent. New York, 23.9; Atlanta, 10.7; Chi
cago. 22.6; Kansas City, 23.3; New Or
leans, 6.0; Denver, 20.0; San Francisco,
Seattle, 9.2.
Decrease Dallas 2.1 per cent.
Smoked bacon, increase Boston 25.5
rer cent; New York 13.5; Atlanta 19.2:
Chicago 11.6; Kansas City 5.8; New
Orleans 7.3; Denver 17.1; San Francisco
B.8; Seattle 19.7.
Decrease Dallas 7.1.
Pure lard .Increase Boston 20.5; New
York 10.4; Atlanta 7.7; Chicago 3.7;
Kansas City 16.3; Dallas 11.9; New Or
leans 15.5; Denver 213; San Francisco
1.5: Seattle 17.5.
Herts, increase Boston 14.2; New
York 7.6; Chicago 14.0; Kansas City 4.4;
New Orleans 4.7; Denver 9.8; Seattle
2.2.
Decrease Dallas 5; Atlanta 19.3.
Wheat flour, increase Atlanta 2.8
per cent; Dallas 2.1; New Orleans 3.9;
San Francisco 2.8; Seattle 4.6.
Decreases Boston 6.7 per cent; New
York 9.9; Chicago 13.0; Kansas City
6.0; Denver 6.6.
Corn meal, increase Boston 0.1 per
cent; Atlanta 0.6; Chicago 0.8; Kansas
City 3.5; Dallas 4.5; New Orleans 11.9;
San Francsico 5.4; Seattle 4.8.
Decrease New York .1 per cent;
Denver 2.5.
Strictly fresh eggs, decrease Boston
19.9 per cent; New York 17.5; Atlanta
19.1; Chicago 0.6; Kansas City 18.5;
Dallas 8.8; New Orleans, 5.9; Denver
7.8; San Francisco 1.7; Seattle 5.1.
Creamery butter. increases New
York city 9.7 per cent; Atlanta 10.7;
Chicago 2.7; Kansas City 12.8; New
Orleans 1.0; Denver 4.9; Seattle 2.7.
Decreases Boston 9.5; San Francisco.
2.3.
White potatoes, decrease Boston
41.0 per cent: New York no data; At
lanta 28.6; Chicago 89.1; Kansas City
S5.8; Dallas 20.6; New Orleans 22.1;
Denver 49.4; San Francisco 40.4; Seat
tle 49.8.
Sugar. decrease Boston 15.5 per
cent; New York 14.7; Atlanta 20.2; Chi
cago 19.8; Kansas City 16.6; Dallas 18.7;
New Orleans 15.4; San Francisco 17.3;
Seattle 13.2.
Milk, increase Boston 1.6; New York
1.4; no change at Atlanta, Chicago,
Kansas City, Dallas. New Orleans or
San Francisco. Decrease Seattle 3.3
per cent.
HE TAUGHT BURGLARY.
New York "Professor" Held Classes
In Scientific Thievery.
New York, June 21. Isidore Rader,
professor of burglary, made a confes
sion today to Judge Swann. In the
back of a pool room on the lower
East side, Rader said for several year3
he has held dally classes in stealing.
His pupils and alumni, of whim he
mentioned many by name, have stolen
half a million dollars' worth of horses
and merchandise, he estimates. Also
he said they paid central office detec
tives, plain clothes men and uniformed
policemen thousands of dollars to
avoid arrest.
"DRYS" LOST BIG FIGHT
Illinois Legislature Kills Bill by Ad
journment at Dawn.
Springfield, 111., June 21. The drys
lost one of their big fights in the Illi
nois legislature when they failed early j
today to get the "residence district op
tion" bill off the speaker's desk in the
lower house. The measure, which
would allow voters to establish anti
saloon territory in districts containing
800 to 5,000 ballots, was fought bitter
ly but passed both nouses.
Then It was found that the senate
had amended the measure slightly and
that it could not go to the governor
unless the house concurred in the
changes. Efforts of "dry" leaders to
bring the bill up again in the house
failed just before adjournment at
dawn.
No further business is to be trans
acted by the legislature at this ses
sion. TIE UP THENATION
Chicago Union Leader Threat
ens Monster Strike.
Says Country Is Only Awaiting
His Word.
Chicago. June 21. Threat of a coast
to coast strike in sympathy with the
Chicago u..lon men locked out by the
Building Construction Employers asso
ciation was made today by Simon
O'Donnell. president of the building
trades council. According to O'Donnell,
union men in cities throughout the
country are awaiting his word to walk
out, and tie up the construction work
of the nation.
"All that is necessary is Just the word
from Chicago." said O'Donnell.
"I have heard from the leading
unions and they have offered co-operation.
They feel as we do that we
have been badly treated, if the word
goes out work will stop from San
Francisco to Maine.
"We are hesitating her. Tying up so
much work would cripple the country.
We will hold out until the last minute
before taking such drastic action."
RAIN HELPS CROPS
Wakeeney Reports 5 Inches
Corn and Forage Improred.
j 3Ioisture All Over State Report
ed Haryest Progressing.
Wakeeney. June 21. Four inches of
rain fell here in less than three hours
and more than one-half inch came in
a second shower later in the evening.
It comes too late to save the wheat but
will be a great help to corn and for
age crops.
Rains, ranging from light to an inch
or more, are reported from western,
central and north central Kansas. The
rain is reported traveling east.
An inch of rain fell at Salina, with
an inch and a half at Hays. Marys
ville reports more than an inch of rain.
Clay Center and Concordia report a
heavy fall. Atchison reports that in
formation received there tells of good
rains in the Central Branch and Pros
ser Branch district.
I Marysville, Kan., June 21. Rain be-
gan falling here and fully an inch of
I water fell. It is still raining, with pros
1 pects to continue. Wheat harvest has
Just begun in this county and the crop
will yield an average of more than 20
j bushels to the acre.
Clay Center, Kan., June 21. A
rain fell here, with a general rain in
dicated. It was the first rain for two
weeks and was needed. A big rain
is not wanted, however, until after
harvest.
Salina, Kan., June 21. More than
a half inch of rain fell here, doing
! an immense good to the corn. Pas-
tures will be benefited and wheat that
i is not quite ready for cutting will also
i receive some help. Harvest was in
; terfered with for a couple of hours,
j Abilene, Kan., June 21. Light rains
j broke a three weeks' dry spell and
j halted the progress of chinch bugs,
I which are damaging the corn. Wheat
harvest is more than half over and
the yield in this county will exceed
that of last year.
! Beatrice, Neb., June 21. The dry
! spell was broken here by a good rain.
Wymore and parts in the southern
part of the county report heavy rains,
j Hutchinson, Kan., June 21. Hutchin
son and v'inity had an inch of rain
last night. There was no wind and
! the standing wheat is not hurt. It's
' fine for the corn and alfalfa.
Concordia, Kan., June 21. The wheat
harvest in Cloud county started here.
The prospect is better in this territory
than ever known, and some fields are
estimated to make 30 bushels per acre.
i A good rain fell here last night. Corn
i sin good shape and the second, cut
tin?; of alfalfa will begin within a week.
Winfleld, Kan., June 21. Perry Moore,
who lives near Akron, burnt up 60
acres of wheat. The dry weather and
chinch bugs had destroyed the crop and
Mr. Moore concluded to destroy the
bugs and start over. He will plow the
ground immediately and plant it to
early corn.
BAD FIRE IN K. G.
Manufacturing Plant and Seven
Dwelling Houses Burn.
Kansas City, June 21. Fire early
today destroyed the Western Cabinet
and Fixtures. company plant at Twenty-first
and Harrison streets and sev
en dwelling houses in the same block.
A work room of the Sutermeister
Stone company was ourned.
The fire started in the Western
Cabinet and . Fixtures company plant
about 5 o'clock and at 7 o'clock it was
under control. The loss is estimated
at about $75,000.
WALSH DIES INPEACE.
Ex-Polioe Captain in New York Dead
After Ills Confession.
New York, June 21. Thomas W.
Walsh, ex-police captain, whose con
fessions led to the conviction for
grafting of Inspectors Murtha, Thomp
son, Hussey and Sweeney, now serv
ing time in the penitentiary, died at
his home in Harlem early today.
He had been in poor health for
months and the fear of death was
what brought about his confession.
P0LITICAUJ0SS1P
Is K. C. Star Slipping on Bull
Moose Cause?
Said That Progressives Are
Worrying About Matter.
MAY SUPPORT W. WILSOF
Henry Allen Did Jfot Get Bris
tow Stuff Across.
Lively Congressional Fights
on the Card.
The Progressive leaders of this state
are disturbed over a Tumor ' brought
from Washington by a Kansas man to
the effect that the Kansas City Star is
making plans to support President Wil
son .in the next campaign. The Star
began acting "suspicious" a few
weeks ago when Senator Bristow was
making vigorous assaults upon the
president's tariff policy! At that time,
Henry J. Allen was in Washington as
the Star's correspondent. Mr. Allen
who is a warm personal friend of Senator
Bristow, obtained from the senator a
statement ripping the Wilson tariff
policy up one side and down the other.
But the Star turned it down, greatly
to the surprise of Mr. Allen, Senator
Bristow and other prominent Bull
Moosers.
It is reported that when Mr. Allen
inquired into the "why of it," he was
advised that the statement was not in
accord with the Star's policy. Prior to
this time about anything Senator Bris
tow said "went" with the Star. Short
ly after the Bristow statement was cut
out Allen left Washington and return
ed to his own newspaper, the Wichita
Beacon. It is understood that Mr. Al
len did not leave Washington on that
account. He left to look after his own
newspaper mainly and Join Charles F.
Scott in a series of debates on the side.
The Progressives pinned their faith
to the Kansas City Star in the last
campaign and that is why the story
from Washington makes them uneasy.
They figured that the Star would stay
with them at least through another
campaign and help them reform the
standpatters or force them to the wall.
If the rumor that the Star Is holding
itself in readiness to support the Wil
son administration is true," the Pro
gressives will lose a strong ally.
The Star, it will be remembered by
the old time politicians gave loyal sup
port to Grover Cleveland during the
entire period of his political activity.
The Star, therefore, could go Demo
cractic without much of a strain on its
conscience.
Kansas will see some lively congres
sional fights next year. Already there
is evidence of trouble in the Fifth,
Sixth and Seventh districts and proba
bly in the First and Fourth.
Guy T. Helvering, who defeated Rol
lin R. Rees for congress in the Fifth
district only last November, has al
ready accumulated enough trouble to
insure difficulty in his re-election. Hel
vering "messed" the postofflce patron
age and in less than 0 days after his
election some of the strong Democratic
leaders of the district were laying for
his political scalp with a meat ax.
It Is now probable that Senator A.
B. Carney of Cloud, Senator Harry
McMillan of Ottawa county and Al
exis Andreen of Saline county will
enter the primaries to contest Helver
Ing's right to a re-election. With this
trouble in the Democratic ranks, it is
rumored that W. A. Calderhead, dean
of the Kansas delegation in Washing
ton until 1910, may again enter the
running and become a candidate to
regain the seat he held for years. Cald
erhead is a strong man and should he
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REAL LIQUOR BILL
Constitutional Amendment Is
Proposed by Senator Works.
Prohibit Manufacture and Im
portation of Booze.
GIVE DEALERS THREE YEARS
Allotted Time for Fair Adjust
ment of Business.
Exempt for Mechanical and
Medical Purposes.
Washington, June 21. A constitu
tional amendment to Drohibit the sale.
I manufacture and importation of dis
' distilled liquor containing alcohol "ex
cepting for mechanical, scientific and
medicinal purposes'" was purposed to
day by Senator Works. The amend
ment would allow three years for ad
justment of liquor business before it
became effective.
Senator Works said he had become
convinced "that the only way to deal
effectually with the big traffic is to
prohibit the manufactur or importa
tion of intoxicating liquors."
GIRL SAVESTRAIN
Child Stops Iron Mountain
Flyer in Arkansas.
Waved Her Sunbonnet Near a
Burning Bridge.
Hot Springs, Ark., June 21. Pas
sengers on the fast Iron Mountain
train running between Kansas City
1 and Hot Springs owe the fact that
they are alive to Bertha Key, 14 years
old, who with her parents, lives on a
farm two miles from Lonsdale, ten
miles from this city.
Shortly before 2 o'clock Friday aft
ernoon. Bertha and her little sister
took a walk down to the creek. Ar
riving at the stream, the child was
horrified to see the bridge in flames.
She saw the rails were twisted and
bent and realized the Kansas City
Hot Springs Flyer would be along in
a few minutes. Telling her sister to
return to their home, a short distance
away, and summon her father. Bertha
ran up the track, climbed a high em
bankment and awaited the approach
of the train.
In a few minutes it came around a
nearby bend. The child frantically
waved her sunbonnet and the en
gineer applied the brakes. When the
train stopped the engine was within
eight feet of the bridge.
When the passengers learned who
had saved them they took up a col
lection for the little heroine, who was
very modest. It is said $100 was
raised for her.
"I don't think you should give me
this money," the child said, "for what
I did. It would have been awful If
the engine had gone on the bridge,
and I didn't want to see any of you
hurt. Any girl would have done the
same thing."
A man whose name could not be
learned accompanied the child back to
her home. He had his camera with
him and took a picture of Bertha and
her parents.
"I intend to see that' the Carnegie
hero commission hears of this," he
declared.
Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Showers tonight and Sunday; cool
er tonight.
THE NEW LAWN SWING
PROBE RATE CASE
Commerce Commission In
quires Into Late Request.
Will Consider Application of
52 Eastern Railroads.
OPEN ON ITS OWN INITIATIVE
Interstate Body Acted Without
Railways' Demand.
Question to Be Determined by
Testimony Argument.
Washington, June 21. On Its own
initiative the interstate commerce
commission today began an inquiry
into the application of the 52 eastern
railroads for increased freight rates.
The commission denied the application
of the roads to reopen the old "ad
vance rate case" of two years ago.
Hearings for railroads and shippers will
begin this fall.
Announcement of the commission's
purpose was made today in the form of
two orders based on the petition of the
railroads five weeks ago seeking per
mission to advance freight rates both
class and commodity five per cent. In
an effort to avoid the necessity for new
tariff which would have cost the roads
at least $250,000 officials requested the
committee to reopen the old advance
rate case that they might have an op
portunity to demonstrate the necessity
as they view it of the proposed increase
of five per cent. This application was
denied because the commission prepar
ed to consider the present application
as entirely new.
In the old case only class rates were
affected by the proposed advance; in
the pending application it is proposed
to increase all rate five per cent hori
zontally. The questions involve are
quite different.
As the proposition stands it is a ques
tion to be determined by testimony and
argument. The roads petition that they
are prepared to show the necessity of
the expenditure of many millions of
dollars for many purposes, "among
which are enlargement of yards, and
terminals, additional tracks, block sig
nals, additional shops improvements in
stations, changes and eliminations of
grade crossings, new locomotives, new
passenger and freight cars and other
equipment; that these large expendi
tures of money are demanded by exist
ing future transportation conditions,
and must be made if your petitioners
are to satisfy the needs of the public
for Improved and additional facilities."
MAN ATE 61 EGGS.
World's Record for Single Consump
tion Is Broken.
Cairo, 111., June 21. Frank Blake,
a clerk in a railway office here, won
a $25 bet today by eating 61 eggs.
This is said to surpass the world's rec
ord which is supposed to have been
60. The 61 eggs were divided as fol
lows: Scrambled, 15; soft boiled, 16;
hard boiled, 15; fried. 15.
WELCOME TO MULLER.
Chicago Entertains Brazilian Foreign
Minister.
Chicago, June 21. When Dr. Lauro
Muller, Brazilian minister of foreign
affairs who is on a tour of the United
States, arrived today he was met by
representatives of Governor Dunne
and Mayor Harrison and delegations
kaulaHHIjii;il'Vr..Jl It W "l"-
from the Illinois Manufacturers asso
ciation, Chicago association of com
missioner and the National Coffee
Roasters association. The welcome
was made more formal by an escort
of cavalry of the Illinois National
guard and a squadron of mounted po
lice. After a reception at a Michigan
avenue hotel Dr. Muller was conducted
to the stockyards for an insight into
the methods used here in an industry
which has developed rapidly in Bra
zil. Luncheon at the Saddle and Sir
loin club, a drive through the parks
and dinner at the South Shore Coun
try club as the guest of the manu
facturer completed the day's pro
gram. HE IS A BOY AGAIN
Millionaire Will Produce
Circus Free to Kids.
Edward Tilden Remembers
Boyhood Disappointment.
Chicago. June 21. Edward Tilden,
the millionaire packer, will produce a
circus today for "all the children within
walking or riding distance" of the Til
den estate at Lake Delavan, Wis. This
is the way the advertisements which
have appeared in newspapers near De
lavan have read and upwards of 2,000
children are expected.
The huge entertainment will cost
$10,000 and has been planned for 25
years by the host. It has grown out
of a painfully vivid recollection of a
circus that had come to town and gone
away again without his getting inside
the tent. It was fresh in his mind
when he left Delavan a quarter of a
century ago to come to Chicago to
"make his fortune."
At the train Edward Tilden told
friends.
"I'm coming back some day and buy
the town and give every one a good
time and let every boy here go to a
circus."
HE LOOKS TO TOK 10
Aguinaldo's Son Quietly Slips
in to Japan.
Rumors of Freedom From
American Reins.
Tokio, June 21. The newspapers here
report the arrival in Tokio of John
Aguinaldo, son of Emilio Aguinaldo,
the Filipino revolutionary leader. They
say he wore Japanese dress and came
to Tokio secretly, being followed later
by a suite of three Filipinos. The
newspapers reflect the Impression
which obtains in some quarters that
Aguinaldo has come to Japan to take
advantage of the negotiations between
Japan and the United States to secure
the liberation of the Philippines from
American rule.
A dispatch from Tokio June 17, said
reports from Kobe announced the ar
rival of Aguinaldo in that city on his
way to Tokio. It added that in Kobe
Aguinaldo conferred with several Jap
anese and that in some quarters it was
believed his visit had to do with a
movement for the independence of the
Philippines. The foreign office at Tokio
said it had no knowledge whatever of
Aguinaldo.
HIS HANDS TIED.
TT. S. Attorney Resigns Because of
Government Restrictions.
San Francisco. June 21. United
States District Attorney John L. Mc
Nab today announced his resignation
following an exchange of telegrams
with Washington regarding the con
duct of the local federal prosecutor's
office.
McNab's resignation, the acceptance
of which he requests by wire, is con
tained in a long telegram to President
Wilson. McNab says in the message
that he feels forced to resign because
of orders from the attorney general
tying his hands in the prosecution of
the Diggs-Camlnetti white slave cases
and the indictments against officials
of the Western Fuel company. He
states he received telegraphic orders
yesterday to postpone actions in the
case in spite of his protest and state
ment to the attorney general that ef
forts to tamper with the government
witnesses in the cases had been made.
GOLF IN ENGLAND.
Americans Not Showing Up in Best
i Form at Hoy Lake.
Hoy Lake, England, June 21 play in the
elimination rounds of the open golf
championship of Great Britain continued
here today. The Masaschusetts champion
Tom L. McNamara of Wollaston. made
the first round in 77 strokes and John
Jones of Awasco, X. Y., in 80.
W. Helnrich Schmidt, the young ama
teur of Worcester, Mass., who played so
brilliantly In the championship tourna
ment at St. Andrews, took 86 strokes to
make the first round.
In the second round McNamara made a
score of 79, which gives him a total of 156
strokes for the two rounds. This is the
best score yet made by an American com
petitor. I
LEAVES THIRD PARTY.
W.
If. Walker, National Committee
man From Missouri, Resigns.
St. Louis, June 21. The resignation
of William H. Walker, national com
mitteeman of the Progressive party
from Missouri, was announced today
at a meeting of the Progressive state
committee. Walker sent his resigna
tion to State Chairman Ellis several
months ago, but it was not made pub
lic until today. Several vacancies in .
the state committee were filed today.
Chairman Ellis said that none of the
committeemen had resigned because he ,
wanted to join the Republican party, j
TELLEZJNBREACH
ArriTal of Federal Leader
Pleases Mexico City.
Means Opening of Traffic on
National Road.
LOOK TOWARD UNCLE SAM
Capital Belieres Recognition
3Tow Is Due.
Campaign Started Against
Town of Matamoras.
Mexico City, June 21. News of the
arrival of the federal commander. Gen.
Joaquin Tellez, at Nuevo Laredo, has
caused great satisfaction here. Govern
ment supporters profess to believe that
this means the early opening of traf
fic on the National railway.
The report has been unofficially cir
culated that the opening of the line
would mean recognition of the present
government by the United States. Gen.
Aurelio Blanquet. the minister of war.
I has promised the cabinet that he will
I have the railroad running before the
end of this month. To the north of
Monterey the railroad is open to Gol
' ondrinas, 90 miles south of Nuevo
'Laredo. North of San Luis Potosl it
: is open almost to Venegas. Between
there and Saltillo, in the state of Coa-
huila, however, many bridges have
been cut.
General Gustavo Maas, with a col
umn of federal troops recently sent
from the capital, has reached Venegas
and is operating from there.
General Joaquin Telles reported to
day that he has had seven fights with
the rebels between Villa Lama In the
state of Nuevo Leon and Nuevo Lareao
j in the state of Tamaulipas. The heavi
est engagement occurred two days ago
when the federal troops succeeded In
recapturing the town of Lampazoa in
, Nuevo Leon after inflicting great losses
i on the rebels.
Three boatloads of troops are expect
ed to leave Tampico and Vera Crux
tomorrow for Bagdad, the river port on
the Rio Grande where they are to dis
embark and start a campaign against
the town of Matamoras.
FELL 1,600 FEET
Nayy Ariator Able to Tell of
Escape From Death.
Clung to Wrecked Aeroplane as
It Hit Water.
Annapolis, Md., June 21. After a
fall of 1,600 feet in a hydro-aeroplane
Lieutenant John A. Towers, chief of
the navy aviators, was able last night
to tell of his miraculous escape from
death. His companion, Ensign W. D.
Billingsley, was drowned when he fell
from the machine in Chesapeake Bay.
Lieutenant Towers clung to the
wreck that followed his comrade's
course from the sky to water. Al
though at times his body swung clear
of the rapidly falling airship, he main
tained his hold with hand and arm
almost wrenched apart. Afater falling
about 900 feet the biplane turned a
complete somersault and for a moment
the force of the fall was broken.
Striking the bay it carried Lieutenant
Towers beneath the water, but rose to
the surface almost immediately.
The aviator feared that he would
lose consciousness before he could be
rescued and tearing loose the lashings
of one of the planes, bound himself
to a pontoon. Within a few minutes
he was taken oft by B. L. Bronson
and S. Kellar, who were watching the
aeroplane's movements from a motor
boat kept on the bay by the navy
aviators for emergency.
Tens His Story of Fall.
At the Naval Academy Hospital
Towers, in a state of nervous collapse,
told the story of his fall.
"Just before the accident. he said,
"I looked at the altitude dial, and it
showed that we were running at a
height of about 1,625 feet. Just then
a gust of wind seemed to come up
from below. It struck the aeroplane
underneath the rear planes and the
machine lurched violently and took an
uncertain dive forward. This threw
Billingsley across the steering gear and
the lateral rudder planes went out of
business. With another forward
plunge the biplane dropped down at
express train speed.
"It all happened in a minute. Bil
lingsley went out of his seat and clear
of the planes. When the ship started
to fall I had one hand around the up
right between the planes, and I locked
it there. I knew that was my only
hope. I was torn loose from the seat,
but held on to the upright. I swung
clear of the planes and the gearing.
The strain on my arms and fingers was
awful, but I clenched my teeth and
held on. I tried to kick the steeling
gear back Into order, but I could not
mr.ke it go.
"I looked down and saw Billingsley
turning over in the air."
TODAY'S GAMES.
Western.
Denver at St Joseph, cloudy.
Lincoln at Des Moines, cloudy.
Wichita at Omaha, cloudy.
Topeka at Sioux City, cloudy.
National.
Chicago at St. Louis, clear.
Pittsburg at Cincinnati, clear.
Philadelphia at Boston, (2)
4" rain.
Brooklyn at New York, cloudy.
American.
St- Louis at Chicago, post-
poned; wet grounds.
Detroit at Cleveland, rain.
New York at Washington, (2)
cloudy.
Boston at Philadelphia, cloudy.
Association.
Milwaukee at Louisville, clear.
Kansas City at Toledo, rain.
Minneapolis at Columbus,
cloudy.
St Paul at Indlanapolls.cloudy.

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