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Fair and cooler tonight; Tues
day fair, with gentle to moderate
northwest winds.
full report on page twelve.
About every one in Washing
ton who reads at all reads The
cmiisq mew york pirr ._
stock auoTATiom i ALrlj 12
No. 19,633.
Slaying of Archduke Francis
Ferdinand and Duchess of
Hohenberg Stirs World.
feomb Throwing Causes Anti-Servian
by Troops.
B ^ct Is Bound to Have Momentous
^ Political Effect on Monarchy, Is
Belief in Vienna?Late
^ Archduke Popular.
" I
SERAJEVO, Bosnia. June 29.;
??Martial law was proclaimed
today in this city in consequence
of the assassination yesterday of
Archduke Francis Ferdinand and
the Duchess of Hohenberg while
they were motoring through the
streets here.
t Death masks of the archduke
and the duchess were taken today
and the bodies placed on a cata
falque in the chapel of the palace
and surrounded by a magnificent
display of wreaths and other
floral emblems from all parts of
the country.
Bomb Throwing Causes Outbreak.
A bomb thrown by a youth
standing on the corner of the
^ main street was the signal this
morning far an anti-Servian out
break which the troops found
/ considerably difficulty in quelling.
The onjy damage done by the i
bomb was a slight injury to a j
passing Mussulman, but the !
rougher element seized on the in- i
cident as an excuse to start a '
demonstration. j
Archduke Was Guarded.
According: to the semi-official report
t>f the tragedy, when Gavrio Prinzlp. a
. ?*oung Servian student, fired the fatal 1
' phots Field Marshal Oskar Potiorek.
ROTernor of Bosnia, was seated in the !
Archduke's motor car. Count Francis
ron Harrach was standing: on the foot
board of the car acting as a shield to
the occupants, of whom he had consti
tuted himself the special bodyguard
after a bomb had been thrown a short
time before by Nedeljo Gabrinovics.
The archduke was joking with the
count about his precautions when the
reports of several shots rang out.
The aim of the assassins was so
true that each of the bullets inflicted *
a mortal wound. i
For an instant after the attack Field ]
Marshal I'atiorek thought the arch
duke and the duchess, seated opposite
him. again had escaped. Neither the
archduke nor the duchess uttered a 1
sound, but a moment afterward it was <
?een that they had been hit. <
Wounded Are Out of Sanger. <
Lieut. Col. Erik Merlxzi. who had '
been wounded by the bomb in the first
attack, today was pronounced out of 1
danger, while the injury sustained by !
Count Von Boos-Waldeck is said to be J
The Croatian students here today
made several attempts to punish the
?erbs, but the troops were called in
and maintained order. Gabrinovics. it
was learned today, had been expelled
from Serajevo two years ago. but had
been recently permittd to return
tnrougn the intervention of a socialist
member of the Bosnian diet.
Some Servian students here, when
they heard the news of the assassina
tion, shouted: "Thank God we need not
do It ourselves." They were arrested
as accomplices of the assassins.
Messages of Sympathy Pour In.
VIENNA. Austria, June 23.?From all
Par** or the dual monarchy as well as
from moat foreign countries messages
poured In today testifying to the pro
foundly painful impression produced
throughout the world by yesterday s
assassination of Archduke Francis
Ferdinand. heir to the Austro-Hun
ffarlan throne, and his consort, the
Duchess of Hohenberg. The newspa
pers pay the warmest tributes to the
late archduke and his wife and re
fleot the sorrow and sympathy evoked
among *01 classes by their death.
When the old emperor arrived at a
suburban station from Ischl at 11
o'clock this morning he was greeted
With oheers by large crowds. His
majesty drove In an open carriage to
Bchoenbrunn castle accompanied by a
fall staff of brilliantly uniformed of
ficers He appeared to be in the best of
health. He was received at the calace
br the Archduk', Karl Francis jSteph
new heir apparent to the throne
Although today was a holiday, the
newspapers appeared and devoted their
columns exclusively to yesterday's
tragic event. All of them dwelt on
the devotion to duty of the late arch
duke and to the Important services he
rendered to the army and navy, while
touching reference was made to the
family relations of the archduke and
his consort, which had been marked bv
undisturbed happiness. General ex.
presslon was given by the press to the
conviction that the peoples of the dual
monarchy would rally round the per
son of the venerable emperor.
?Sect Bound to Be Pronounced.
The tragedy at Serajevo yesterday is
bound to have a momentous political
effect on the dual monarchy. The sit
uation produced by the equally tragic
death of Archduke Rudolph repeats it
self today.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand, when
ho became heir presumptive, was as
comparatively unknown a* is Areh
tml'v KhvI . t??la". iivf ??'<"<? iVs in)-'
President Still Is Favorably
Inclined Toward* Commis
sioner Siddons.
Mr. Wilson Tells Maryland Callers
He Will Keep Promise Made
Last Year.
President Wilson has not fully satisfied
himself on behalf of any one man for
associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia, and It did
not look today as If the appointment
was likely to be announced before the
end of the week.
The President entertains a most favor
able opinion of Commissioner Siddons.
but is hesitating about removing Mr.
Siddons from his work as District Com
missioner. But for doubt as to whether
it is wise to change Mr. Siddons. his
name would probably be now before the
Senate for confirmation as a Justice of
the District supreme bench. The Presi
dent is expected to settle the Judgeship
when he has time to talk fully with
Attorney General McReynolds. who is
understood to favor Charles A. Keigwin
for the position.
Mr. McReynolds has gone to the White
House several times lately intending to
attempt to dispose of the District judge
ship, but each time other matters have
intervened and he has had no chance for
a comprehensive discussion of the local
situation and the candidates.
Doesn't Expect Newman to Quit.
The President is giving no thought to
the case in the local courts testing the
legality of Commissioner Newman's ap
pointment as District Commissioner. He
has not received any hint from Mr. New
man of the alleged purpose of the Com
missioner to resign. and the W hite House
is not expecting any such move on the
part of Mr. Newman.
The recordership of deeds of the Dis
trict came before the President today
through the presentation to him of James
A. Ross, colored, the Detroit and Buffalo
editor and publisher, who is highly rec
omended for the place. Ross was intro
duced to the President by Representative
Smith of Buffalo. Mr. Smith feels positive
that his candidate, who has the backing
of New York democrats generally, will
be named as recorder.
Mr. Smith does not receive kindly re
cent suggestions that there be written in
to the District appropriation bill an in
hibition against the salary for recorder
being paid to any except a citizen of the
District of Columbia- He intimates that
if this is done to prevent an outside man
being named he will retaliate upon the
District in the half-and-half fight. Mr.
Smith is not deterred in his threat, it ks
said, by the faet that the inhibition is
proposed by democratic senators who
are opposed to negroes holding federal of
Representative Smith of Maryland and
W. L. Marbury of Baltimore called on the
President today to recommend a Mary
land white man for recorder of deeds.
The President told his visitors that
shortly after his inauguration he had re
ceived a delegation of prominent negro
democrats, who had discussed the patron
age problem with him, and to them he
had given his promise that for any office
from which a negro was removed he
would appoint a negro to the place. In
keeping faith with this promise of more
than a year ago to his negro callers, the
President said that he would name a
negro for recorder of deeds.
"Black Angel" for White Man.
The arguments over the naming of a
colored man for recorder of deeds has
resulted in President Wilson receiving a
letter from Rev. L. C. Moore, colored,
af this city, who is styled by his friends
"the black angel of peace," and who ap
peals to the President to "give the office
of recorder of deeds to a Christian white
citizen of the District and give the negro
race more small places and a square
ileal, in common with all other Ameri
cans." Moore is president of the Na
tional Negro Democratic Deague, with
headquarter* in this city, and he thinks
that the bitterness arising out of race
uuestions in politics is unprofitable to
bis race, which would be contented with
plenty of small offices and peace.
To visitors today President Wilson
declined to make comments on the Mexi
can situation, or any phase of it; the
Japanese correspondence over the Cali
fornia restriction laws or affairs in Santo
Domingo, which he characterized as j
badly muddled. ;
The President admitted today that he
had ordered the Secretary of War to !
make an investigation of a speech of |
Brig. Gen. Evans in New York city, tn ?
which the army officer is said to have
severely criticised the administration,
made sport of the Monroe doctrine and 1
uttered a few other things that may j
lead to a court-martial.
The President has not received from
the State Department the report of !
George Fred Williams, United States :
minister to Greece, as to recent remarks
of Mr. Williams about conditions in
New Suit for President.
President Wilson is to appear in a
few days in a new suit of white duck,
made from South Carolina cotton and
manufactured in a Carolina duck mill.
The suit was presented to him today
by Representative Byrnes, in whose
district the suit was manufactured.
Mr. Byrnes sent the cloth to the Presi
dent'stallor In New York and had it
made there. That there might be no
discrimination. Mr. Byrnes also gave
a suit of the same material to Secretary
President Wilson today accepted hon
orary chairmanship of the Council of
Lord's Day Congress, offered him by
Dr. Henry C. Minton of Trenton. Rev.
W. P. S warts and Rev. H. L. Bolby of
New York.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis talked
with the President today about a num
ber of matters, again urging the nom
ination of Ira Nelson Morris of Chicago
as minister to Sweden.
President Wilson will take no action
in the strike situation at Butte, Mont.,
pending further developments. Fed
eral troops will not be moved from
Vancouver barracks to Fort Missoula
to be in readiness In case of trouble for
the present.
Conflicting claims of jurisdiction
among House committees over the ad
ministration conservation bills have
forced President Wilson to take a*
hand in the situation and he has ar
ranged conferences with the contend
ing representatives for this week. He
expects little difficulty in bringing
about harmony.
Banana Steamer Ashore.
NORFOLK, Va., June 29.?The Norwe
gian steamer Amanda, banana laden, en
route from Baracoa, Cuba, to New York,
is ashore at Baracoa. The tug Rescue
is*; <i .,t t ti e Vir^i'iia canes yesterday
V tta -.liCCi.t.Oil.
House Leaders Plan to Extend
Present Appropriations
to July 15.
Senate Firm Against Two House
Items Seemed Unfair to Wash
ington People.
< Following another disagreement today
of the conferees on the District ap
propriation bill, when it appeared that
the bill cannot be enacted into law
before the close of the present fiscal j
year tomorrow. Chairman Fitzgerald of :
the House appropriations committee in- j
troduced a joint resolution extending !
the old appropriations. Tills resolution j
provides funds for necessary operations -
of the government departments and the
District government until such times as
the appropriation bills not yet acted i
uPon have been enacted into law.
Democratic Leader Underwood tried
today to have adopted a special reso
lution extending the District of Co
lumbia and other supply bills for the
?r'^,n,t fiscal year from July 1 to July
15. This would allow the same rate of
expenditure for the temporary period :
as during the present fiscal year.
Blocked by Chairman Johnson.
Representative Johnson of Kentucky
temporarily blocked the plan by an ob
jection, without making an explana
The District of Columbia bill, c*ry
ing approximately 111.000.000: the sun
dry civil bill, J]08.000,000: the legisla
J.1nVne;?AAXeouyv,> and Judicial bill, J36,
k?i*' Indian appropriation
bill >10.500.000 are still tied up in
conference. 1
o Tie conferees on the District bill held
meeting today and again reported
only a partial agreement j
Three items are left in dispute?the I
so-called Borland amendment, relating
theSHof.LPKmnfr;i,tih? e'Khth section of j
Ihf J , li''w,llch would cover into
Treasury revenues of the
District In excess of current appropria.
Thn? an1,-a 55n,fte amendment to pav i
Thomas W. Keller J4.150 for ground
taken from him on account of con
demnation proceedings.
Senate to Stand Firm.
The conference report was submitted I
to " the Senate by Senator Smith of f
Maryland, in charge of the bill in the
The Senate, it is understood, will stand
firm for the elimination of the Borland
amendment and the eighth section of thi
bill, and for the retention of the Keller
amendment. 1
Of the other Items which were still in i
Dispute when the last report was made
b> the conferees, the Senate conferees I
agreed to recede from the Senate amend
ments for additions to the John F. Cook
School and the Powell School, and for a
site for a new school building in the
sixth division, north of G street and eafct
of loth street.
The Senate also receded from its
amendment of $50,000 to aid in the I
construction of a new Emergency Hos
pital building. * 1
The Senate receded from its amend- i
ment of $300,000 tor the construction of
a new municipal hospital, to be called
the Gallinger Hospital, at 14th and Up
shur streets northwest. The conferees
agreed, however, to an amendment of
$15,000 to make plans for such a hos
pital on the same site.
The Senate receded from its amend-1
ment providing for the free tuition to
school pupils whose parents are em
ployed, officially or otherwise, in the Dis
trict, though they reside outside of the
District. The conferees agreed to a sub
stitute amendment which would give to
these parents the benefit of any taxes
they may pay in the District toward the
payment of tuition in the schools for
their children. I
The action of the conferees, it is be-1
lieved. makes it certain that the District
bill cannot be enacted into law before the
close of the present fiscal year unless the
House should itself agree to yield to the
Senate in the matter of the three items
still in dispute.
Fitzgerald Explains Plan.
In offering his resolution Mr. Fitzgerald
today made a report from his committee
which was as follows:
"The committee on appropriations report
herewith a joint resolution extending the
appropriations made for the necessary
operations of the government for the fis
cal year 1914 during the first half of the
month of July of the fiscal year 15)15. and
recommend its immediate passage.
The enactment of this resolution is
made necessary because of the failure of
final passage of foui; of the annual ap
propriation bills before the beginning of
the fiscal year 1915, namely: District of
Columbia. Indian, legislative and sundry
The agricultural, army, diplomatic and
consular, fortification, Military Academy,
naval, pension and post office acts for
the fiscal year 1915 have become laws or
have been finally disposed of by both
houses of Congress.
"Under the provisions of this measure
sums equal to one-twenty-fourth of the
Appropriations made for the necessary
operations of the government and of the
District of Columbia for 1914 are appro
priated for the first half of the month
of July of the fiscal year of 1915, or
the proportionate part of such sums for
such part of that period as shall elapse
before the enactment of the respective
appropriation acts for 1915; all amounts
expended out of such sums to be de
ducted from the appropriations finally
made for each purpose for the entire
fiscal year 1915.
Employed in the Past.
"Joint resolutions or acts of a similar
character, extending appropriations after
the close of a fiscal year because of fail
ure to pass the regular bills, were en
acted in 1876. 1882, 1884. 1886. 1888. ISM)
1892. 1804 and 1912.
"The accompanying joint resolution la
in the terms of the one last passed by
Congress In 1912. providing for a condi
tion similar to that now existing except
that a specific appropriation of JtB.000 Is
made to continue during the first half of
the month of July the operation of the
interstate commerce commission in mak
ing a valuation of property of carriers'
the necessity for this provision Is ex
plained In a letter from the commission
submitted herewith.
"The first half of the month of July
is specified as the extreme period of
time covered by the proposed extension
of appropriations. Instead of fifteen
days, in order to avoid possible com
plications that may arise in settling
salary or pay accounts under the pro
visions of the act of June 30, 1906, re
Quiring that in making payments all
annual salaries shall be divided Into
twelve equal parts, and each of such
parts into thirty equal portions, or
computing 360 days as a year and
oii'ih ' <lays as constituting each
Special Committee Trying: to Find
Out Who Got "Split" on Inter
est on City Funds.
CHICAGO, June 29.?The city council
today assumed a share in the inquiry into
the conduct of the closed La Salle Street
and Savings Bank, which is under investi
gation by the state and national govern
ments. The council has appointed a com
mittee to find out to whom was paid the
"split" from the interest on city funds
carried by the suspended bank.
The sum Involved is said to be $7,752.
The bank paid 3 per cent interest on city
deposits. The city was paid 2V4 per cent
and some unidentified official is said to
have received the remaining three-quar
ters per cent.
Officers of the bank, including C. B.
Munday, its vice president, were sum
moned to appear before the council com
mittee. City financial officials also were
called. W. C. Niblack, receiver of the
suspended bank, said that the person who
received the "split" check would be made
known at the council committee meeting.
State and federal special grand Juries
will assemble in two-weeks to hear the
evidence in the matter of the insolvency
of the bank.
Members of his own family have more
than $1,000,000 tied up in the closed
Salle Bank, said Charles B. Munday, its
vice president, today.
"My people have more than a million
dollars in the bank, and every member
of my family, every relative I have on
earth, even down to the babies, has a de
posit there," he said. "Would I have
tried to rob them as well as ruin myself?
It is ridiculous. I believed this bank
was solvent the day it was closed;
whether it is now, after all this has
happened, I cannot say."
Munday denied there had been a split
between William Lorimer and himself.
Subcommittee to Investigate.
Senator Kern. chairman of the
privileges and elections committee, to
day named Senators Thompson, Lea.
Hughes, Kenyon and Clapp as a sub
committee to conduct the investigation
into the use of Senate stationery to
promote a mine at Gold Hill, N. C.
Ser.ously Hurt, But Escape Death.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., June 29.?Four
persons were seriously Injured when an
automobile in descending Sport Hill at a
high rate of s*>eed became unmanageable,
veered out of the roadway, plunged to
ward the edge of a fifty-foot precipice
and struck a tree?the only thing that
stood between the car and almost certain
death on the rocks below.
House Likely to Pass Post Resolu
tion, Pertaining to Plaza
Cases, Today.
Before today is over the House of
Representatives may have passed the
Post resolution, providing: a method of
payment of the awards in the Union
station plaza casfc. held up by Repre
sentative Ben Johnson. Representative
Logue of Pennsylvania, who wrote the
report on the Post resolution, after he
had acted as chairman of a special
subcommittee which redrafted the
resolution, will bring up the measure
in the House today under a suspen
sion of the rules, according to the
present outlook. Mr. Logue has heard
of no opposition to the measure. The
resolution creates a new commission
to handle the awards and make the
payments in all cases to which no ob
jection has been made. This new com
mission is also authorized to acquire
the land, etiher by purchase or by con
demnation, and make the payments for
the land out of the money which has
already been appropriated.
The commission is to be composed
of the chairmen of the committees on
-public buildings and grounds of the
Senate and House and the superin
tendent of the Capitol grounds.
The resolution is worded so as to al
low the quickest action and the
promptest payment, so that the owners
of the property who have been de
prived of their rights in the matter
can get prompt relief.
Will Be Employed as Far as Possible
in Rebuilding Burned Salem.
SAL/EM, Mass., June 29.?Actual work
in preparation for the rebuilding of the
great area swept by fire last Thursday
was begun today, when contractors and
architects arrived to look over the ground
and make plans for new structures. Gen
eral approval has been expressed by
manufacturers and real estate owners of
the plan to give employment so far as
possible in the reconstruction work to
those who lost their homes and working
places in the conflagration.
Chilly weather and mist continued to
day and in the early morning a heavy
thundershower drenched the camps
where the homeless are sheltered. The
camp sites, however, are well drained and
little water entered the tents.
Dr. H. Wythe Davis Dead.
RICHMOND. Va., June 29.?Dr. H
Wythe Davis, who was prominent in j
the extensive Confederate hospital I
service at Richmond, and had been a I
leading physician hero since th? war. !
died this morning ot old aga. j
Why Tuesday
Is a Good Shopping Day
Much new merchandise comes to the big
stores on Monday?probably more than any
other one day of the week.
Therefore Tuesday's displays generally in
clude the newest, latest and choicest modes
first. "First Shown" is one of the magnets
that should attract you ? in your tomorrow
"Opportunity Day" shopping.
It pays to shop on Tuesday.
Steamer California Grounds on Tory
Island During Fog?Pas
sengers Rescued.
LONDON, June 29.?A wireless mes
sage to the Malin Head station early
today from the Anchor liner California,
which is ashore on Tory Island, stated
that the vessel struck at 9:20 o'clock
last night in a dense fog. In response
to her distress calls, the steamer Cas
sandra and three torpedo boat destroy
ers rushed to her aid. The Cassandra
and the destroyers, the message stated,
experienced some difficulty in locating
the California owing to the fog and
treacherous nature of the coast. The j
destroyer Lynx was the first to arrive j
at the scene of the accident, and by \
the aid of a searchlight from the Lynx '
the Cassandra was enabled to approach i
the California.
Passeng-ers Number 1,016.
The 1,016 passengers on the California
commenced disembarking at daybreak, j
being taken aboard the Cassandra. The
officers and crew of the California were
assisted by men from the three destroy
ers in the work of transferring pas
sengers. ,
The message stated that the wireless
worked excellently, and from the mo
ment of the impact the California was
in constant touch with the Cassandra,
Malin Head station and the destroyers.
The message confirmed earlier reports
that no loss of life had resulted from
the accident or in the transference of
passengers to the Cassandra.
New York Parks and Playgrounds
Association Opens Season.
NEW YORK, June 29.?The parks and
playgrounds association opens its sev
enth annual season of summer play
ground work today with fifty-four play
centers. Last year the association took
care of 250,000 children, giving them in
struction and entertainment through out
ings. besides the regular daily games in
the playgrounds. Lunches and car fares
were provided. It is hoped to continue
the practice this year.
New playgrounds have been established i
In the Bronx and several in Brooklyn. A !
special fund has been set aside to take
groups of children to a park in the Pal
isades during tthe summer and to exhihit
motion pictures in the various city parks.
State Department Awaits Statement
Coming From Minister to Greece.
ATHENS, Greece, June 29.?George
Fred Williams. United States minister to
Greece, today refused to give any In
formation regarding the published report
that he had sent his resignation to Wash
ington in connection with his reported
activities in Albania.
Minister Williams cabled the State De
partment today that he was forwarding
by mall the full text of his statement on
the Albanian situation. *While awaiting
the minister's own account of his public
statement, officials here declined to com
ment on his utterances as reported in
news dispatches.
Rev. Dr. G. S. F. Savage Is 97.
CHICAGO, June 29.?The Rev. Dr.
George Slocura Folger Savage, one of the
three surviving members of the class of
1844 of Tale, celebrated his ninety-sev
enth birthday here today. Dr. Savage
voted first for Harrison In 1S40 and has
not missed a presidential election since.
He la ?till active as a trustee of Beloit
College, the Chicago Theological Semi
nary and the Chicago Tale Club.
Colonel's Conduct Refuses to
Square With Notions of
His Program.
Opposition to District Attorney,
However, Not Calculated to
Reunite Party.
Politicians at the Capitol are discussing
with deep interest the moves of Col.
Roosevelt. Two of these are especially
significant, it is thought?first, his an
nouncement that he will take a long rest,
which implies, of course, keeping off the
stump, and second, his "thumbs down"
on the candidacy of Whitman for the
gubernatorial nomination in New York.
It was hinted several weeks ago that
Col. Roosevelt would very likely refrain
from a vigorous campaign next fall. It
was said then that his plan would be not
?o accentuate the break between the
progressives and the regulars any more
than possible, this with a view to the
much discussed and ardently-hoped-for
grand reunion of the party in 1916.
Puzzling to Politicians.
The Whitman Incident is somewhat
puzzling to the politicians, and various
theories are advanced for the colonel's
hostile attitude toward this popular of
ficial. One theory advanced by some of
the more cynical is that the colonel may
apprehend that if Mr. Whitman should
be nominated and elected Governor of
New York this fall- he would be a
formidable candidate for the presidency,
and might himself take over the task of
reuniting the republican factions.
In this connection an interesting story
is being told around the CapltoL It Is
that Col. Roosevelt has come to the con
clusion that it will be next to impossible
for him to win the presidency; that he
feels he made a great mistake in Chi
cago in not consenting to the nomination
of a man who would have prevented the
break in the party.
As the story runs, it is that the colonel
thinks that the next republican nominee
for the presidency will be some man who
is not now in the limelight, preferably
some popular governor of a state.
Conflicts With Other Theories.
Of course, this story does not agree
with the supposition that Col. Roosevelt
is working cautiously and shrewdly for a
reunion of the party around him in 1018.
That belief is held by a great many poli
ticians, even by those who feel that the
colonel will not be able to make it, and
would not be elected because of the re
sentment still smoldering deeply against
his turning the country over to the demo
However, these be the days for hot
weather political speculation, which is
often of a perfervid character, due posei
bly to the effect of the heat, and called
"dog days' politics."
It is remarkable to what extent the
conviction prevails among republicans
that they will win back the presidency
in 1916. They expect beyond the shadow
of a doubt to cut down the democratic
majority in the House this fall, and thus
encourage the hope in the republicans to
get together in 1916 and turn the demo
crats out of the White House and of the
House of Representatives, at least
Hydroaeroplane Race and Patriotic
Exercises on Program.
NEW YORK, June 29.?Entries for the
hydroaeroplane race which is to be a
spectacular feature of New York's noisy
but powderless Fourth of July celebra
tion. will close today. Fourteen flying
machines have entered already and others
are expected.
The race is said to be the first of Its
kind to be staged in this country and the
arranged route will afford opportunity for
many thousands to see the small fleet of
flying craft as it passes up and down
over the Hudson river.
Other features of the celebration will
be flag drills and folk dances at the pub
lic schools, patriotic exercises at which
Speaker Champ Clark will be the chief
speaker; band concerts in the parks
where also will be held competitions by
30,000 public and private school pupils,
and a song festival at night in city
hall park by a chorus of 1.000 voices. I
Occurs in Intake of Water Tunnel
at Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. June 29.?Twenty
one men were burned in an explosion at i
the new intake water tunnel today.
It is said none is fatally injured. The \
explosion, due to an accumulation of gas. i
took place about 2,030 feet from the shore j
and about 100 feet under ground- j
Met at noon. j
Debate was resumed on . the
river and harbor appropriation
Senator Burton predicted that
river and harbor bills would be
unable to pass in the future unless
the method of appropriation were
Senator Chamberlain's resolution
to recruit the army to war strength
was favorably reported by the mil
itary committee.
Senators Thompson, Lea. Hughes.
Clapp and Kenyon were appointed
to investigate charges of misuse
of Senate stationery in connection
! with the gold mine promotion.
Met at noon.
Under suspension of the rules
miscellaneous bills were con
The Lever bill for regulation
of trading i ncotton "futures was
brought up for debate.
Representative Underwood asked
but failed, to get consideration
for a resolution extending all
the current appropriation bills to
July 15.
Disputed items in the diplo
matic appropriation bill were
agreed upon.
S. G. Hopkins Denies Publish
ed Statements Relating to
Revolution in Mexico.
Carranza Representative* Here Also
Dispute Charge?An Investigation
by the Senate Probable.
Statements published in a New York
and (j. W ashing ton morning newspaper that
the Mexican revolution has been financed
by American business interests were em
phatically denied this morning by Sher
burne <!. Hopkins, recently legal repre
sentative of Gen. Carranza In this city,
and by Rafael Zubaran Capmany and
Luis Cabrera. In charge of the constitu
tionalist headquarters here.
Correspondence was published alleged
to have passed between Mr. Hopkins and
Carranza relating to plans for the con
serving of National railways properties.
Alleged communications between Mr
Hopkins and H. Clay Pierce, oil mag
nate, and one of the principal owners
or the National railways stock, were
also printed.
. li?nstltutlonalIst spokesmen in Wasfc
said that the Mexican rebel
cause had received no tlnancial aid from
i? ^Amer:lean interests, and partlcular
. "J1-1' /elaMonshtp with Tierce.
They staled that the published new's
paj?er articles drew conclusions that
were unwarranted by the text of the
alleged correspondence that was given
as tile basis for the accusations.
There were Intimations that the incl
dent might be aired in Congress.
Statement by Senator Smith.
Senator William Alden Smith mad#
public a statement declaring that pub
lication of the correspondence con
firmed assertions he had made to the
Senate. He added that the matter might
be noted by the foreign relations com
mittee. and that he himself might dls
'l?n ,the floor of the Senate. Sen
ator Shlvely, another member of tha
committee, said he did not know whether
tne committee would consider the sub
?t?. ?Pe official investigation.
It is absurd to believe." said Mr.
Zubaran. that the Mexican people
would be shedding their blood to free
tvr from certain financial
Uf? .k llni>rde/ to deliver themselves
iS hands of other tyrannies
,i,J ip0licy of Mr- Carranxa. who it
r' f ?nily ?ne, according to the plan of
Guadeloupe, who represents the Mexi
can revolution, and who Is the only one
who could obligate it by his acts. "
those of his duly authorized representa
?l)',?'1. always has been and always
will be that of consulting nothing but
the true and legitimate interests of the
and ?PP??'?S himself
of the b'e financial
IkI u.'. "Ithfr for*'en or domestic. In
?Ik * ? our ''ountry. And now
that the name of Mr. Henry Clav Pierce
has been mentioned. I must say, In the
most emphatic manner, that the inter
e8fr .? ,thls gentleman have not been
...e<L' v?r offere<J' nor would be
admitted by the revolution. Nelther
the oil enterprises nor the railroad
enterprises ought to be a. bar to the
development of the Mexican nation;
they will be. Inside the law. factors of
national prosperity.
"The Mexican revolution initiated by
Air. Carranza has ? never been leagued
w-ith the great financial Interests whether
they be American. European or those of
any other country. On the contrary the
revolution has developed and finds itself
victorious In spite of the formidable op
position of these big interests.
"Absolutely False," Says Hopkins.
Capt. Hopkins made this statement:
"The insinuation that I have attempted
to Influence Gen. Carranza in favor of
certain large interests in Mexico Is abso
lutely false. I have not, however, hesi
tated to give him facts in respect to all
matters, as others have done, so that he
could act Intelligently. The- insinuation,
too, that the constitutionalist movement
received aid from American or Eu*
ropean capitalists and others is equally
without foundation, though numerous of
fers of loans have been submitted, which
Gen. Carranza has invariably declined.
The war lias been carried on with the
internal resources of the republic alone
"To be more specific, 1 desire to add
that neither H. C. Pierce nor any interest
with which he is connected, has con
tributed one cent, directly 01 Indirectlv,
in favor of the present revolution, nor
has Mr. Pierce sought in any way to ob
tain any species of control over th?
railroads in the northern states."
Has No Relations With Pierce.
Luis Cabrera said, in part:
"I have not now, and have never had.
any connections or relations of any kind
with Mr. Pierce. In January last I re
ceived written instructions from Gen. Car
ranza to Investigate the local conditions
of the railroads, because of reports which
reached him that the National Railways
were to go Into the hands of a receiver.
R. V. Pesquiera, representative at that
time of Gen. Carranza in Washington, anil
I were introduced to Mr. Pierce by his at
torney. Mr. Hopkins, and the sole pur
pose of our interview was to make the in
vestigations referred to. The interview
was not in the nature of a conference
its purpose was not to reach any agree
ment?we had 110 offer to make nor any
offer to listen to; all that we sought was
information as to actual conditions, and
we merely listened to what Mr. Pierce
had to say on the subject.
"I have never received, nor solicited,
nor placed myself in a position where it
would be possible for any one to offer
me any money or advantage of any kind
from any concern or person, large or
small, in relation to my work as a mem
ber of the constitutionalist party.
"Mr. Carrania, as first chief and sole
representative of the revolution, has
never received, nor solicited foreign as
sistance of any kind fro many financial
interests, large or small, whether repre
senting oil. railroad, mining or any other
business, neither has he authorized any
one, on his behalf, to solicit or receiv*
such assistance."
Emphatic Denial Is Made
That Henry Clay Pierce
Aided Mexican Revolution
ST. LOUIS. June 29.?Maclay Arthur
Pierce, son and business associate of
Henry Clay Pierce, head of the Pierce
OH Corporation, last night issued a state
ment emphatically denying published re
ports and letters purporting to show that
the elder Pierce had aided the revolution
ary movement In Mexico. The statement
"Newspaper articles implying that my
father directly or indirectly aided and
fostered the Mexican revolution have no
foundation whatsoever In fact
"When fighting In northern Mexico be
came general we were obliged to tempo
rarily retire from doing business there

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