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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD l I VOLUME XXXXTV O ___BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 1914 54 PAGES (IN SIX PARTS) NUMBER 4H | I AT LAST MOMENT; PEACE MAY CROWN EFEORTSJF ENVOYS Conference of Naon With the Washington Officials Causes Optimism as to Ultimate Result REPORT THAT HUERTA INTENDS TO RETIRE ADDS TO BUOYANCY Suggestion That Mediators Waive Matter of Personnel and Consider Other Phases of Problem Meets With Much Favor TTIagarn Falls. Out., .lime 20-Instead of adjourning abruptly, as espeeted, the mediation proceedings will be pro longed perhaps for another week. The change was brought about as n result of the visit of Minister Noon of Argentina to Washington where he conferred with President Wilson and Secretary itrynn. Mr. Naon brought back with him a spirit of optimism and some new ideas which he imparted to Ambassador DaGama of Brazil and Minister Suarez of Chile. It was announced after their talk that there would be no conferences until Monday. The Argentine envoy reiterated the hope fulness he expressed earlier In the day. The determination reached is to keep the mediation board from formal ad* Jornment, though there may be a recess In another week or so while the search is continued for persons eligible, according to the ideas set forth in the conferences, for provisional President of Mexico. Although no definite plan has been framed all parties expressed a wish to make renewed effort to effect a compro mise. Reports Give Hope There is every reason to believe that the friction between Carranza and Villa and the report that General Huerta in tended to retire in favor of Pedro Las curain affected the mediators in their de cision. The possibility of developments in Mexico in the immediate future which might change the entire aspect of the problem hero also has been taken into consklora tlon. The suggestion that tne mediators waive for ILo time being the question of person nel VY to agree on all the other part.1- of the peace programme is much in favor. After it is complete the discus sion would revert to names for the pro visional presidency. If no agreement Were reached all members of the media l tlon colony would delight in a recess while the search for names was continued. A channel of communication between the American government and the Hu erta government would be preserved if the fiction of continued sessions were maintained. This would be pleasing to both governments, it is said, since re lations cannot be resumed on the usual diplomatic basis in case of emergency. The mediation conference need not be dissolved, it is said, but might be con tinued indefinitely so as to avoid a resumption of hostilities at Vera Cruz, even though American troops should not be withdrawn. Dr. Naon’s ideas, it is believed, have not crystallized into a definite pro posal. The impression here is that his chief object in professing optimism is to prevent the deadlock between the Americans and Mexicans from precip itately ending the negotiations. Outlook More Hopeful This view is best reflected by the statement of President Wilson that •*the outlook is more hopeful.” The view of the Huerta govern ment, as expressed by Mr. Rubasa, is that the Mexican delegation will not take the initiative if the conference is to break up. Dr. Naon summed up the situation from the mediators’ point of view when he predicted that the ne gotiations would be continued another two weeks. It rests with the mediators whether the conferences shall be continued. If. after tb© rejection of the American and Mexic^yh proposals, the mediators’ plan should meet the same fate, lhe con ferences automatically would be end ed, but there is no need for the me diators to subject their plan to the test until they are ready. Probably their plan will be withdrawn for revision and thus a definite issue can be delayed as long as desired. PRESIDENT DECLARES MEDIATION OUTLOOK . NOW VERY HOPEFUL President Authorizes Statement Voic ing Optimism Over Mexican Sit uation—Bryan Also Ap pears Confident * Washington, June 20.—President Wll son today authorized the statement that the outlook for the success of media tion in the Mexican situation was more hopeful than ever. He made known this Attitude in view of his conference last Alght with one of the South American mediators, Dr. Romulo S. Naon, the Ar gentina minister, w'ho came to Wash ington to consult with the President and Secretary Bryan. Secretary Bryan also declared that hopes for success of mediation were by no means blasted despite the apparent diplomatic deadlock at Niagara Falls, and the President and Secretary ol State were supoprted in this view b$ Minister Naon, when lie returned tc Niagara Falls, with the declaration that he never had been more confident of the success of the meditation. Officials here would give no forma! t legislation of the basis of their hopes ‘but Indicated that joint mediation de liberations would be resumed Monday In this view they were upheld by ac tual developments, Mr. Naon’a returr to Niagara Falls having resulted lr postponement of the next join confer ence until Monday. Developments In the ranks of the con stitutionalists, chiefly the break be tween General Villa and General Car ranza, were reported here to have opened the way for a break in the Mediation deadlock. ASQUITH FULFILLS PROMISE AND GIVES MILITANTS HEARING English Premier Receives Deputation of Suffragettes—Miss Sylvia Pankhurst Not Allowed to Be Present London. June 20.—Premier Asquith to day fulfilled the promise to receive a deputation of suffragettes which he made* to Miss Sylvia Pankhurst. the militant leader, when after her recent temporary release from Holloway jail she took up her position on the doorstep of the House of Commons and threatened to carry out a hunger and thirst strike there until the promise was given. A party of six working women, mem bers of Miss Pankburst's East End fed eration, today visited the prime minister at his official residence In Downing street. A large crowd gathered in anticipation of the usual fight between the police and the women, but the proceedings were or derly except for a little roughness on th$ part of some workmen, “who had com to see that their women got fair play.’ Their presence proved unnecessary as the deputation came in taxicabs and was forthwith received by the premier. The women, accompanied by George I^ans bury, a former socialist member of Parliament, urged the cause of women suffrage from their special point of view. Miss Pankhurst was not present as Mr. Asquith had insisted that the deputation must be composed of genuine working women. The premier welcomed the members of the deputation as representatives “of an association which disassociated itself from the criminal methods of those who have done so much to retard the cause of women." STORSTAI) OFFICER ON STAND IN PROBE Admits He Knew It Was Wrong to Change Course in Fog—Is Cross Examined Quebec, June 30.—The counsel for the Canadian Pacific railway, owners of the Empress of Ireland, cross examined Jacob Saxe, third officer of the Storstad today at the wreck inquiry in an effort to show that the collision between the vessels was barely due to the action of the Storstad s mate in putting his helm aport. "You know that it was wrong to alter your course In a fog" asked Mr. Aspinall “Yes,” witness answered. “Did you think it was a dangerous or der ?“ “No." “Was it not wrong?" interposed Lord Mersey, chairman. "No," persisted witness. Witness added that h ehimself ordered the helm nearly hard aport. “Did you do it without orders?” asked Mr. Aspinall. “Yes." Both Lord Mersey and Aspinall asked the witness if he did not think that the collision widen followed was due. to the helm being put hard aport. LITTLE ROCK BANK FAILS TO OPEN DOORS Little Rack, Ark., June 20.—As the re sult of an all night conference of the directors of the State National bank of this city, that Institution did not open for business today. The bank is cap italized at $600,000. The last statement, issued in March, showed liabilities and resources of $3,088,746. President W. M. Granflo stated today the action of the directors was taken because ‘of a steady withdrawal of de posits." Other officers of the bank declared all liabilities will be met and there will be no loss to depositors. Representatives of other banks in the city stated the closing of the State Na tional bank would not affect any other institution. There was no excitement about the State National bank today. A detailed statement of the bank's con dition is expected later. UNCLE SAM*AFTER A GOOD ENGINEER Washington, June 20.—Uncle Sam is seeking the services of an expert metal lurgical engineer at a very good salary. The position is to be filled after competi tive examinations to be held in the prin cipal cities on July 13, the civil service crr.mission announced today. The place is open to men only. The ipcky aspirant will be assigned to the federal bureau of mines for service at Pittsburg. Pa., at a salary ranging from $3000 to $4000 a year. The duties will be to conduct investi gations Into safety and efficiency prob lems ?n the metallurgy of Iron, ore and steei. MAY REDUCE THE PARCEL POST RATES Washington, June 20.—President Wilson has promised Representative Reilly of Connecticut to confer with Postmaster General Burleson on the feasibility of reducing the foreign parcels post rates to meet trade demands, and more fa vorable rates of other countries. Mr. Reilly, in a call at the White House, suggested to the President that the flat rate of $1.32 for the maximum 11 pounds of parcel post destined abroad was work ing a hardship to American dealers who ship to foreign trade. FRENClfATHLETE WINS BIG RACE London, June 20.—The annual Mar athon sport race from Windsor Castle to the Chelsea football grounds for a trophy valued at $2500, under the aus pices of the Polytechnic Harriers, was won today by DJebella, a French ath lete. His time was 2 hours 40 minutes 60 3-5 seconds. Westbury of Sweden was second, and Grumer, another Swede, was third. Forty-two competitors started. They were sent away by King George. Queen Mary and other members of the royal family were present. EMPEROR NAMES NEW SEA GIANT Hamburg. June 20.—Emperor William today conferred the name of Bismarck, chosen by himself, on the third vessel of the Imperator type which was launched for the service of the Hamburg-Amerl can line. The new steamer Is almost an exact reproduction of the Vaterland, but she Is six feet longer and has two more boilers. The Bismarck Is to be ready for com mission in about U months. Strike Out Words Which Would Legalize Black List DEV(V : WHOLE DAY LABOR SECTION # — Br oVed W hole Committee Will In % worse Modifications—Principal Contentions of Bill Adhered To Washington, June 20.—The Senate Ju diciary committee today decided to elimi nate from the House antitrust bill words which lawyers say would legalize the blacklist. Although less than half the committee attended today's session and action W’as described as tentative, it was believed generally tonight that the entire committee will approve. The portions of the bill acceptable to organized labor were only slightly modi fied and their principal contention for the limiting of injunctions in labor dis putes, was agreed to practically as writ ten in the House bill. The committee ex pects to finish its work next week and report the bill to the Senate. Senator Newlands today announced that the trade commission bill would be taken up Mon day if the Senate agrees and will be disposed of before this broader measure is pressed for consideration. All Day to Sections The committee devoted all .lay to the section relating to the issuance of re straining orders and injunctions in labor disputes. This now reads: "No such restraining order or Injunc tion shall prohibit any person or persons from terminating any relation of em ployment or from ceasing to perform any work or labor, or from recommending, advising, or persuading any person to work or to abstain from working or from ceasing to patronize any party to such dispute, or from recommending, advising, or persuading others by peaceful means so to do, or from paying or giving to or withholding from, any person in such dis pute, any strike benefits or other moneys or things of value, or from peaceably as sembling at any place in a lawful man- ' ner and for lawful purposes >f from do- ' ing any act or thing which might lawfully be done in the absence of such dispute by any party thereto, rior shall any of the acts specified in this paragraph be considered or held unlawful." Strike Out Language The committee struck out language which would have banned injunctions ‘ against picketing and attendance near the home of working places of any per- ’ son "for the purpose of peacefully ob- l taining or communicating information.” , In the section relating to contempt pro ceedings it struck out the House pro vision limiting the punishment to a $1000 fine or six months’ imprisonment. It ! was pointed out that in many instances ' contempt might be wllfhlly committed j with the object of securing these com- . paratively mild punishments. Sections relating to price discrimina tion, refusal to sell mining, oil, gas or , hydro-electric products, exclusive sale agreements and that prohibiting combi nations or holding companies which w'ould lessen competition were stricken from the bill entirely. This action was taken be- j cause similar provisions are under dls cusaion in other measures before the Sen ate interstate commerce commission. BODIES OF 94 MINE VICTIMS ARE RECOVERED Lethbridge Alberta, June 20.—The bodies of 94 of the 197 miners entombed when an explosion yesterday wrecked the inner workings of mine No. 20 of Hillcrest, Al berta, Colleries company limited, tonight had been brought to the surface. All hope of rescuing alive any of the re maining 103 members of the crew that entered the mine yesterday bad been abandoned. Under the direction of government mine experts the work of rescue went rapidly forward today and at nightfall the res cuers had reached a point several hun dred feet into the mine. The work wan retarded somewhat by a fire that broke out today, but was only temporarily de layed. That the explosion was due to the forming of gases In the lower lev els of the mine generally has been ac cepted. Investigation preliminary to the formal ' opening of the inquest into the cause of the disaster has been started by gov ernment officials. Practically the entire male population of the little mining camp was wiped out by the disaster. SAYS JEWS NEGLECT TENETS OF RELIGION Arverne, N. Y., June 20.—What he de clared to be neglect by Jews in America of the tenets of their religion was de plored In an address today before the seventh convention of the Union of Or thodox Jewish Congregations of America, by Ur. N. Pereira Mendes, president of the union. He said that the greatest difficulty encountered in this connection was with Jewish Institutions where the religious laws are not observed, and with "the growing anti-Semitism." ABERCROMBIE TO MAKE ADDRESS Washington. June 20.—(Special !—Repre sentative Abercrombie has accepted an in vitation to speak at Albertville on July 4. Mr. Abercroipble, who prides himself on his record of attendance on tire House, can make this trip, he said, by losing only one day, July 3, the House not being in session on the 4th and the 3th being Sunday. Mason to Run Chicago, June 20.—William E. Mason, who waa a member of the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses and a United States senator from Illinois, 1897 to 1903, today formally announced he would enter the republican primaries as a candidate for United States senator. The first election of a senator by direct vote of the people will take place in Illlnola next fall. What Are You Going To Do About It? MILITANTS CHASED AND SYMPATHIZERS DUCKED BY CROWD Snglish Mob Vents Ire on Suffragettes When They Interrupt Speech of David LIoyd-George—Clergy man Fared Worst J-rfOndon, June 20.— An artificial lake ;ave a big crowd an opportunity today 0 vent their wrath on suffragist tn errupters of David Dloyd-Geocge, chan ■ellor of the exchequer, who spolta at Denmark Kail In the south of I*on Lon, hut chivalrous dlscriminatlor was •mployed as between the men and vomen tiisturbers, the women being hased off the grounds and the men >elng ducked. The man who fared woretf vas a clergyman, said to be a mem >er of Sylvia Pankhnrst's East End nmy. Undeterred by the fate that had be allen other disturbers, he demanded tn tentorian tones to know' why the gov rnment had not given votes to women, tfter frequent complete immersions in he pond he was rescued, half drowned, >y a man In a boat. JOHN TREADWELL IS SUED FOR BIG SUM New York, June 20.—John Treadwell, nllltonalre discoverer of the Treadwell nines of Alaska, whs today made de endant In a suit to recover $2,000,000. The plaintiff Is Frank J. Symmrs, re elver for the California Safe Deposit ,nd Trust company of San Francisco. It Is alleged that the defendant as a [irector of the trust company borrowed he sum sued for on his own account ,nd through friends. The trust company ailed tn 1908. iYOULD RAISE MORE WHISKY REVENUE Washington. June 20.—A bill proposing ~plan for raising more revenue from vhlsky, to be pressed In the event the lobson prohibition amendment Is voted iown In the House, was introduced today >y Representative Rainey of Illinois, a lemocratlc member of the House ways ind means committee to which the meas tre was referred. Ilaltle&hipg Arrive Gibraltar, June 20.—The American battleships Missouri, Idaho and 1111 tols, forming the practice squadron for he midshipmen from the Annapolis na tal academy, arrived here today. (••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Mediation saved at last moment. Senate changes antitrust bill. Nine killed In aviation disaster. Uwen starts attack on corrupt pol itics. 2— Tutwller hotel pleases Turnbull. 3— Gold exportation causes flurry. 4— Colombia treaty has tempestuous voyage. 5— No fireworks at meeting of county committee. Four assassinations In past 60 days. Death sentence for Camp’s slayer. Shook names committee to fight for college. Form trust fund for orphan children 6— Walter Moore as vigorous as ever. 7— Past, present and future of Cull man county. 9— Ground broken for Elnyley school. 10— I.lttle boy killed by car. I— Tillerson fatally shot by brother in-law. 3—School in manners for tourists. 1 4 -15—Sports. 6—Church services. 17— Poultry news. 11— Crow views the Jeffs-Mutts game. 12— Aerial photography. II— Crowd views the Jeffs-Mutts game. —on paper. 16 and 30—Society. 18- 29—Ned Brace and editorial comment 11— To spend $40,000,000 for new churches. 12— School Rt Fossil closes. 13— Dolly’s dialogues. 14— The theatres. 15— Automobile gossip. 16— Foreign students like our colleges. 57— Captures warship with steam launch. 58— The bookshelf. 59— Rxpect marriage of Kaiser’s son. 50—The young people. 41— Markets. 42— Sunday In home of Gorman peasant. 43— BO—Magazine section. >1-54—Comic aupplement. . ■, L . 1 RECEIVER FOR THE ] VITAL ORGANS OF ] DEAD MAN ASKED ' Cage Unequaled in Supreme Court ] Annals Up Before That Tribunal From Maryland Court Washington, June 20.—A cape unequalled in supreme court annals came up today 1 when an appeal reached that tribunal < from a Maryland court order directing ap* i paintplent of a receiver for the vital >rgarm of a dead man. The case grows out of the fight over the $1,000,000 insurance carried by Edward ( O. Painter, a capitalist of Jacksonville, j Fla., when he fell overboard from a j irryboat at Jacksonville April 21, 1013, and was drowned. f Painter became violently ill on the boat, ^ and when he went to the rail fell Into the water. Upon recovery of his body his ^ vital organs were aent by family physl- , clans to Baltimore for examination. Dr. Charles Glusor, In whose care they were > placed, was enjoined by the United States < Fidelity and Guaranty company from turning the organs over to the widow and i daughter for burial before this company, i which had Issued an accident policy to f Painter, had an opportunity to examine them. At the instance of the insurance j company a receiver then was appointed to take charge of the organs and to make a a chemical examination on the ground that the insurance policy provision giving the company a right of examination was su perior to any property right the widow or daughter might have. It is for review of this decision that the case today was brought to the supreme court. Kansas City, Mo., June 20.—The heat wave continued today over Kansas and this section of Missouri Prostrations in the harvest Helds were numerous. At Sallna, Kan., George E. Mulvane . collapsed in a field and died from heat prostration. Warren Sheldon, working near Pawnee Rock, Kans., succumbed and was taken to a hospital. Immediately 26 ( men working In the vicinity left the state on the first train. Offers of higher wages ! were made to induce them to stay. Clay Center experienced a temperature « Of 104. At Sedalia, Mo., where there was one prostration, the maximum temperature was 9B degrees; at SpringHeld, 95; at Kansas City, 94. Ten prostrations were reported in Kansas City. STRIKERS HAVE NOT ASKED MEDIATION Pittsburg, June 20.—The appointment of Patrick Gilday of Clearfield, Pa., and C. W. Mills of Philadelphia by Sec retary Wilson to act as conciliators in the Westinghouse strike caused con siderable comment today among the 12,000 strikers. Strike leaders said they had not asked for mediators nor had they been notified of the appointments. All was quiet today around the four Westinghouse plants involved in the la bor war. Plans are under way to furnish meals to the strikers and their families in the event the trouble is prolonged. TAMMANY MEMBERS TO HEAR EULOGIES Washington, June 20.—Many members of Tammany Hall are expected here tomor row to attend the eulogies in the House on the late Representative Timothy D. Sullivan, Idol of New York city’s Hast Side. Five hundred members of Timothy D. Sullivan association and 200 of the Downtown Tammy club have sent word they will be present. INTRODUCES BILL ASKING ADJOURNMENT Washington, June 20.—While the House was sparring over the queBtJon of remain ing In session tonight to make progress on the sundry civil bill. Representative Levy of New York introduced a resolu tion to provide that Congress shall ad journ July 15. He had It read from the clerk's desk, but efforts to get any fur |ther consideration for it were vain. ., L , / eJ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I KILLED HIM BECAUSE LOVED HIM, SAYS VIFE OF SLAJN MAN lenry H. Folsom Found Dead With Wife Standing Over Body With Smoking Revolver—Said She Was Jealous Exeter, N. H., Juno 20.—Henry H. i'olsom, a Boston lawyer, was found ead today with a bullet in his head or he road between here and Ne’grma.rket Iis wife was standing over the bod> vlth a revolverher hand, nccordlnj. o the police, and wus arrested “I did it because I loved him,” sh< h alleged to nave told the police, win ay also she declared she was jealoui if her husband. It is believed the pair were driving o Newmarket, where they have a sum mer cottage, when the shooting oo urred. A party of men in an nutomobilo ame upon the body with the woman eside it and notified the police. "Is he dead?” Mrs. Folsom asked .rhen Chief Andrew Davis arrived. ”1 on’t think he is. Feel his pulse.” Upon being assured that her husband ndeed was dead, Mrs. Folsom stepped nto the chiefs automobile, saying imply: "All right.” Mrs. Folsom is about 40 years of age. ler husband was a little older. 3LESEN TO FINANCE POLAR EXPEDITION Copenhagen, June 20.—Ole Olesen, i Danish millionaire, today undertook t lnance a new north pole expedition un ler the command of Knud Itasmuasen he Danish explorer. The expedition probably will make i •un for the north next summer and wll t>e provisioned for two years. All pos lible modern appllcances are to be pro dded end Ttusmussen is to have a staf )f scientists with him. He will establish his base at Cap* Fork, Greenland. BUT 68 SOLDIERS AT VERA CRUZ SICK Washington, June 20.—Of the Aineri an troops at Vera Cruz, but 68 wen lick Thursday, according to a report ti he war department from Brigadiei General Funston. The sick rate for the week ended Jum 7 was 2.15 per cent for the army anc !.88 per cent for the marines. It is pointed to that the sick rat* imong the forces at Vera Cruz for thi ust week is lens than the sick rat« lor the army at large during the Iasi fear. carsoiTopposes CHANGE IN BILL Bolton, England, June 20.—fllr Ed vard Carson, addressing an antihom* •ule meeting here tonight, said if th« unending bill simply repeated the gov irnment’s offer of the optional cxdu lion of Ulster from the home rule foi dx years, he would have nothing U lo with it. Lascurain Does Not Want the President:) Mexico City, June 20.—Pedro Lascurain sx-minister of foreign affairs, it wa Hated here tonight by some of his friend* ivould under no circumstances accept th provisional presidency of Mexico. The; lectured that lie is out of politics. Harris Bobker Arrested New York, June 20.—Harris Bobker proprietor of a Brooklyn departmen itore, was arrested in Newark, N. J Loday charged with receiving stole] Ljoods. Simultaneously the police seize* iis store and his residence. Accordlni to the police, Bobker’s arrest will clea up the theft of thousands of dollar worth of goods stolen from trunks ii the greater city during the last year Sustain Wilson’s Contention Washington, June 20.—White House of ficial8 today gave out letters from bus! ness men in different parts of the eountr; attesting the sustaining of the President’ contention that business conditions ar good and that there is an organized ef fort on the part of the ‘‘big business” t postpone octlor on the proposed anti-trus legislation. 9 BUM BODIES AND CHARRED BALLOON MUTE EVINCES OF HIG AIR DISASTER Aeroplane Crashes Into Dir iffiijje at Vienna During Mimic Battle in Clouds EXPLOSION FOLLOWS AND BURNING CRAFT CRASH TO THE EARTH Most Tragic Air Disaster in History of Aeronautics Occur* in Austria When Big Crowd See* Giant Airboat Destroyed Vienna, .Inn, so.—Nine burnt and mu tinted l»oilleft, the splintered fragment* of fin acypiniie nn«l the charred ram nnnta of n Mg dirigible balloon are the mute evidence* of one of the moat tragic, certainly the most nennational, disaster* which hn* occurred *lnce man learned to fly. A The catastrophe, which resulted la Jr the death of all those concerned, ninjy offloera and men. followed a mimic.At tack by the aeroplane on the dlrtfftbto at a great height during the Austrian maneuvers and served to show, morn than any previous accidents to flying machines, the horrors that would bn likely to attend aerial warfare. The dirigible military balloon Koert ling. early today left Flschamend, 11 mile* from Vienna, manned by Captain Johann Hauswlrth In command, Lieut. Ernst Hofstetter, Lieutenant Urnwer, Lieutenant HuUUnger, Corporal Had ima. Corporal Welter and Engineer Kammnrnr. At the elapse of half an hour a mil itary biplane, with Lieutenant Flats and Lieutenant Hoosta aboard, started In pursuit. Keep Out of Range It was the intention of Captain H&us wirtU to take photograph# of the move ments of the troops below and then to join in th» maneuvers. At the mime time he wa# to keep out of range of any of the mosquito craft which might ae«k to utta< k him. Tha news had gone abroad that sumo thing in the nature of^a sham aerial fight would take place and at Koen Igsberg, thq scene of the engagement, a big crowd had gathered. Very quick ly the smaller, hut. much speedier, oraft overtook the big airship and then the spectators witnessed a thrilling sight. As r^ght*a Wrt#p bent on attacking Home clumsy enemy, the aaroplAne circled several times around the bal loon, now darting close to her and then away, always apparently steer ing off Just In time to avoid an actual collision. More and more the balloon continued to rise until It was about 1300 feet from the ground. The aeroplane at a Htill greater height maneuvered until it appeared to be nearly over t£« air ship. Then It began Its desoent. It was the evident Intention of the pilot to take up a position directly above the dirigible within striking distance, but L owing olther to a fatal miscalculation ’ of distance or speed, the nose of the ■ biplane struck the envelope of the alr , ship and ripped It wide open. A tremendous explosion followed, the balloon burst Into flames, whloh en k veloped the biplane, and In a moment 1 the wreckage began to drop, crashing ■ at length like lead to the slopa of a hill. Almost at the same moment the * ! wife of Lieutenant Hofsetter, who had been married only a month, arrived In i a motor car. Hits Ground Burning The envelope of the balloon still was burning when It struck the ground. Lieutenant Flatz, when extricated from , the wreckage of the aeroplane, showed faint signs of life, but almost Imme diately he expired. All the others were killed. Military officers who witnessed the 1 disaster said that the maneuvers had ‘ been undertaken with instructions to carry out a# far as possible |ctual war , conditions, in which an aeroplane wag attacking a dirigible, the latter try ing to repel the assault. The occupants of both crafts had been ordered to con , duct themselves as they would In an actual combat. ; According to some experts the catas trophe seemingly was caused by the aeroplane being caught in the eddies from tno balloon. They attribute the accident to a species of whirlwind caused by the airships propeller, which drew in the smaller machine. Archduke Charles Francis and several officials of the ministry arrived shortly on the scene and an aide de camp ol the Emperor also proceeded there to seek Information for his majesty and express the Kmperor's sympathy. WILL OF JACOB RIIS IS MADE PUBLIC New York, June 20.-The will of th« late Jacob Rlts, social worker, author and friend of Colonel Roosevelt, was . made public today by his son. Edward • R|is. The will says that Mr. RUa had , accumulated no money to Hive to th« > aettlement which he founded In this city : and which bears his name. He asks an advisory board to gulde^Uie aiTulra of the settlement, naming Theodors Rooa* velt. Lytnan Abbott, Robert Bacon and ’ other prominent persona us members. The bulk of the estate. the value of , which Is not given, goes to his wlfs. , Mary RIls. Pour children by a former I wife have heretofore been provided for, • the will says, by a deed of trust. • i ---m ' j HOUSTON TO BK XKIT 1 4 BRSSKMEH P09TMA9TMI 4 | Washington. June §0.—Ope- A J;* 4 elal.l—Representative Under- 4 ' ‘ 4 wood today settled tho Bessemer 4 . - K 4 fight for the postoffice by nam- | i 4 lug Panlel W. Houston us the # S > 4 next postmaster. The appoint- 4 - 4 ment will be made In a day 4 > 4 or so. 9. *oai 1 ♦ , t r reg