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Straight as Plummet He
Falls 1,600 Feet Into
Chesapeake Bay.
Ensign Billingsley Ninth Victim
of Government's Experimental
Service?Lieutenant Towers
Goes Down Clinging to
Hurtling Wreck, and
Is Rescued Alive.
Annapolis. Mr] . Juno 20?The Naval
Academy added flrM vicl|m |0 tho
d*ath roll ?f the air to-day, when En
sign WiUiain I> Killingslev was hurl"!
from a disabled t>i i>l use. 1.600 f ?? *? t in
the air. and f? II. straight as n plum
met. Into tho depths of ?:hr?iprako
J.ay I^icut??nant .John A. Towers, chief
?i the navy aviator.", clung to the
hurtling wreck that followed hlH com
rades COUTKO fir.111 sk y to waters. and
escaped death, almost miraculously.
Lnsign Rillingsloy. In a biplane that
hail been converted Into a hydroaero
plane b\ the addition of pontoons, with
lieutenant Towers as a passenger left
the aviation grounds :tt the Naval
Aividemv here this morning to fiv to
r*laihorn. about eighteen miles across
the buy. About t"n miles down the bay
n cust of wind struck them. Knslgn
Billingsley was thrown forward across
ti e steorlng cfur, which was disabled.
The front planes of the craft fell. and
It dropped like a dead bird toward the
,V1 ter. As it fell, t tie pilot was cata
pulted out, and. turning over and over,
his body outsped th<- d t l>|ei| machine
toward the water I".;? ii the ha v
the body f.mk and late to-night all
the available boats in the neighborhood
v ere out seektiiK it
< llngH tin l)e?|ir rn tr I v.
When the aeroplani started on its
?live for the bay, Lieutenant Towers
? 111iik desperatcl\ to mi" of the up
?ights between the planes Although
at timet his body swung clear of the
j a pidlj fa I line airship, he maintained
lu- hold with hand and arm almost
w i enclied apart After fallinir about
?o'iii fe.-t th?- biplane turned a < ompletr
t ??tnfrsau 11. and f r a ? ornent the foi< <?
?>' the fall wat broken. Striking the
I? ? t>. it carried Lieutenant Towers be
i > ath the water, but rose to the sin
face almost immediately.
The aviator, suffering excruciating
pain, feared that he w.oild lose .-nn
HcloijfneBS before he coubl !?,> rescued,
and tearing ? loos/' the lashings of one
of the planes, bound himself fast to a
pontoon. Within a few minutes he
?us taken off l>\ B I. Uroitson and .?>
K'ellar. w ho had w.itched the aero
plane's movement from a rnotorbo. t
kept on the bay for use in Just such
At the N'aw Academv hospital Lieu
tenant Towers, almost in a state ?,{
rervom collapse, b>s head wagging
piteously, told the tragic storv o? h"
"Just before the accident," he said,
"I looked at the altitude dial, and it
showed that we were running at a
1 eighth of about feet, .lust then
^ gust of wind seemed to come uj> from
below it stru< k the a?*ropl:i?ie tmder
reath the rear planes and the machine
lurched violently and took fin uncer
tain dive forward This threw Bil
lingsley acrr.y.i the steering gear and
the lateral rudder planes wer:t out of
"With another forward plunge, the
biplane dropped down at express train
speed It all happened in a minute
Rillingsley went out of his seat and
clear of the plane
Sfnrtn on Terrible PhII.
"When the ship started to fan. j
fn? hand around the upright, between
the planes. .-,nd | locked it there 1
knew that was my only hope j was
torn loose from the seat, hut held on
the upright. I swung clear of the
planes, and the gearings The strain
on my arms and Angers was awful,
but I clenched my teeth and held on
] tried "> kick the steering prr-ai- back
into working order, but I could not
make it go ( looker! down and saw
Billingsley turning over and over in
the air."
The trembling ofilcer halted his storv
to wipe the sweat from his ashv face
hut went on iinmediatel> :
u VVh?L,h" ^Topl;!no* had dropped
about fmo feet the front planes went
down and under, until the ship had
been turned completely over. When it
was half way over it steadied for a
minute, and the force of the fall was
broken a little, but it gathered momen
tum again, and when it hit the water
there was a terrific crash, but I kept
Menr of the engine and the planes and
mana.cr^d fo onmo to th<? sm faoo safr*lv "
At the hospital to night Lieiit eIllt\?
lowers was listed as "slightly injured
internally.' hut the surgeons were iv
doubt as ?o the exact extent of his
injuries. He suffered terribly from
The motor-boat which picked up Lieu
tenant lowers was about four miles
from the scene when the wreck occur
red. watching the evolutions of a "new
fling boat. which Knsign Ciodfrev
hrvelier and Lieutenant Isaac Morteli
wore t rylng ? out.
?Viptnin .lohn TI r;jbbon?, in charge
i the Naval Academy, to-night ap
pointed a naval board of inquiry to in
vestigate the accident. Commander W
\\ Phelps. Lieutenant 13. ,T. King and
Lnsign ^ictor L Herbster make up the
board The tug Standlsh was sent
he "ni 'ny in ,ho wreck of
the aeroplane and the torpedo boat
. .iingham and all other available craft
ucre sent out to search for the bo.lv
* ? Lnsi^n Hillingsloy.
?r. , '''V S"ln,lN At M,?..
The death of Kt.slg,, Hilllngsley
uuiKes a total of nin.- fatalities in *he
government service since the army
began experiments with heavier-1han
air machines at Fort Mver lr llox
eornKrienfthtJ8 flrat '"vlaVlSti
corps or the navy
William J>. niillngsley entered the
; ,\a- r Arad"mv fl"ni Mississippi Jttiv
... 1005, and was Iwent.v-slx years old.
lie was one of the first ollicc's de
tailed to instruction |n aviatio,, at the
Naval Academy. when a class was
formed ,r. July. ISO* ? Lieutenant John
TI. Ton era was horn ln Georgia, ana
(Continued On Third ~Pasr?7)
College of Bishops De-'
clines to Accept Car- j
negie's Money.
Veto Message Declares That Ac
ceptance of Funds for Vander
bilt University Would Be
Breach of Trust and Dis
honor to the Church.
Vote Unanimous.
.Nashville, Tcr.n . June 2".?At a
called meeting of the bishops of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. at
, tended by nine members of tho College
ot Rishops. a veto message was ilr.iwn
, up. setting forth the following objec
tions to the action of the board of
i nu t in accepting the recent sift from
: Andrew Carnegie to tlie Vanderbilt
Medical Cnll^c:
"That the action of the board of
trust of \ andorbilt in accepting the
gift is a breach of trust vested in it
and by virtue of the resolutions of the
Memphis convention, which constitute
. the foundation of Vanderbilt Univer
sity: that said action is beyond the
powers < f the hoard. and that it con
stitutes a iliversion <>f .1 large portion
?.f the fund* and property of the uni
versity from th' trusts upon which
said property Is hel.j. i* contrary to
the terms of ot!?*r ptftj. to the univer
sity. and is illegal, null and void "
A copj of this action will be certi
fied and forwarded to the secretary of
the board r.f trust of the university, j
Those ?ittendil\g the meeting were
Bishops follins Denny, E R Hendrlx.
W R I.ambuth, 1* D Mouzon. J. C.
Kilgore. J H Mcf'oy, K I". Hoss, H C.
Morrison and U*. A. Candler.
In addition to a \eto message, the
bishops addressed a y -neral message
to the < hurch. statins their reasons for
opposing the gift They sa\ in part:
'If this Rift had been offered with
out embarrassing conditions. as all
< t}-??r eitts to the institution have been
made, we should have offered no ob
jection to ity acceptance Rut the con
ditions attached to this Rift and the
letter accompanying it, which tntist.be
taken ;is expository of the conditions,
are such as lead us to believe it can
no* be xu cepie-d v. it.iout * ? I.teach- of
trust and without dishonor to tiie
church, if conditions are fulfilled in
goori faith to tfie donor.
"We are as unwilling that Mr. f'ar
prcie should he deceived ar that the
university should be dismembered and
, the church of <?od dishonored."
' The resolutions vetoing the $1,000.000
1 citt b\ '"arnecip were adopted unani
j mously b^ tlie I'-rilege of Bishops.
Mr*. WII*on Will lie \hlr In f;ct Out
In h>H f)l|TH.
' tSpecial to Th> Times-Dispatch.1
W ashington. June 20.? Mrs Wilson,
who has been indisposed for the past
few dnys. was much improved to
j night, according to the statement of
' Dr Carl Grayson. 1". S. N . her physi
? cian The President's wife remained
in the White House all day on account
of the heat, but Pr <!ra\son said he
thoughi she would be able to pet out
, within a few days
nuslnrn* Portion of Outler Is V\ Iped
Knoxville. Tenn.. .lune 20?Pue to an
oil tire in the residence of Joseph Rhea.
1 twelve buildiucs at Butler. Tenn.. were
burned to-day. with a loss of
.and small insurance. The business part
i of the little lumber town was practi
cally wiped f'Ul.
Forces of Constitutionalists Are
Reported to Be in Full
Douglas, Ariz., June i'fl.?Defeated by
a flank movement by General < ?jeda.
j leading 4,00f> Mexican Federals, tlie
Constitutionalists arc in full retreat
toward llormosillo, according to re
ports to-day from Federal sources on
tlie American side of the border. The
battle is said to have raged yesterday
and to-day in the streets of Ortiz.
The rebel junta here refused either
; to confirm or deny the reports.
(inrrlnon Reinforced.
l.aredo. Tex., June 20.?After lighting
their way through the State of Xuevo
j i.'-oii. General Joaquin Tellez and l,f>00
1 Federal troops arrived at Nuevo ha- 1
redo. Mexico, to-day from Monterey
to reinforce the garrison there, in an
ticipation of a rebel attack. En route
from Monterey, which is 17T? miles
j south of the border. General Tellez re
; ports having engaged eight Constitu
tionalist bands in battle, and that at
: least L'uO rebels were killed and as
j many more wounded. The Federal
I casualties, he declared, were less than
ten killed.
It is stated that a large body of revo- '
. lutionists is marching from Matamoras 1
to join the rebel bands about Xuevo
Laredo, in an attack on that city.
C. H. Rlppoteau and Henry Crumpler,
tho two Americans arrested by Con
stitutionalists noar Colombia yesterday,
woro taken to-day to Pigdras Xegras,
the headquarters of Venustiano Car
ranza, tho rebel chioftain, for trial. It
is charged that, tho men are in the em
ploy of Iho Huerta govornment.
Will HnlNe firent Army.
Douglas, Ariz., June 'JO.?F. Rivera,
revolutionary Governor of blnaloa,
left Agua Prieta to-day after winning
(Continued On Third Page.)
Clean Sweep of All
Events Won by Har
vard Over Yale.
Though Trying Desperately, Bull
dog Easily Conquered?Least ,
Trying Victory Cambridge
School Has Achieved in All
of Its Twenty-Four
The Official Time
>Inr\ar?l, -I :42.
^ ule. 22:20.
Harvard. I I :.">2.
Yale. 12:11.
ltnrvnrd, IO:4l.
YiiIp, 10:4.%.
in I) \MO> |(| NYO.N.
New London, Conn.. June I'O.?Young
Billy Crooke, stroke of a very, very
badly beaten Vsil- varsity crcw was
sobbing op.-nly.
Standing on th< bridge at the fintKh
line of the Harvard? Y;j.l~ boat race I
late this afternoon, von cou!ri stare i
down upon the boy's emotion as h*- sat
in the Yale shell, new swinging ni 1 >?
npon tho oily bofoi;) r,f tin- Thamea
rtiv'T. whlb a thousand scrn ???hy
whistles and 'en thousand voices
raised a wild hullabaloo for victorious
V'ninc Bill* f'rockT'B family Is
worth $ 10.000.?00 if it is worth a white
ni' k?-l, but you co J1 '3 see lhat his
naked shoulders. <ooked to a rich
brown by the sun. were heaving, and
lhat he was crying, undeniably cry
ing. An.l liien, fcoinehow, th'-re was
suddenly revealed to you another sid?>
to the crushing defeat <>t the- > ale
oarsm'-n that you w.-re < onsiderittg in
tlie light of a joke
And you felt mighty sorry for Billy
*"rock?*r. too, even though you heard
him roughly criticised b> the wise
men of Ihe water, and you felt a lltl*
bit sme for seven m^n?half naked
young m"t) -who wre sitting in that
bos' ?v'.fh hiro. t'-ielr rtart- tratltvg"In
their lltnp hands, while the Hadjis of
th? boat racing game "panned" them
to the proverbial whisper.
\ll Aceordlnj; to Hoy le.
It all came about as the wise m?n
said. Ry heclnning early this morn
ing. Harvard had Yale pretty well
cleaned up hrfor* sundown The
? 'rimnon crews won ih.e 'varsity four
and the freshmen eieht in the matut
inal engag-m. ots ami the "varsity fin
ished th<* width of the Thames River
ahead of th* Yale .-rev in the four
mile slide down that stream.
Only one rac? was anywhere near
close, and that was the freshman
struggle. The Harvard "varsity four
won with ease while the big ra-.r this
afternoon ?vas about as thrilling as
the electric riiariot race on Broadway.
Harvard won the hip race of the uay
in easier fashion than she has for
years, fully twelve lengths separat
ing th* shells at ttie finish. 'I'hts is
Harvard's sixth consecutive victory In
the 'varsity eight-oared ra^e, ana
twenty-fourth since the regattas ue
Th<- start was made a! 3:SO o'clock,
as t?-? . revs had l"*eu waiting twenty
minutes Y^le caught the water first
:n,rt toe|< a hlicht lead, which they
held for 'he firs' quarter of a niiie.
Harvard was r"?ins forty-three and
Yale thirt\ ?ight. At the ha-lf-mile
mark. Harvard began a spurt which
Continued on Seventh Page.
BY $200,000 FIRE
Box Mill, Dry Kiln and Large
Lumber Yard Completely
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
Emporia, Va., June 20. -Th'- box
m ill. dry kiln, and adjacent lumber
yard, in which it is estimated there
were about 6,000,000 feet of lumber,
all owned by the Emporia Manufactur
ing Company, were completely de
stroyed by lire late this afternoon,
causing a loss that is estimated to be
In the neighborhood of $200,000. The
conflagration began about a quarter
to t'? o'clock beneath the box shook
mill, while the factory was running at
full speed, and is supposed to have (
been caused by the explosion of a
Within ten minutes, men in the mill
at the time state, the entire building
wan in a blaze, and the tire spread so
rapidly that several workmen had to
run for their lives. Every expert me
chanic in * the building who owned ;
tools ranging i?i value from $">0 to $-00 i
was forced to flee without them.
The burning of the box mill will
throw out of employment between 2.r?0
and :<00 employes, and cause a great
hardship on them.
It was thought for several hours
that the large saw mill of the coin- ;
pany was also doomed, but by hard
work on the part of scores of the em- j
ployes, the fire department and hun- |
dreds of volunteers, this large building j
was saved from the spread of the
angry flames. The Illumination from
the fire was seen a distance of fifteen
miles in every direction from Em
The lumber yard, which rovers nearly
(Continued On Second I'age.) j
Thursday, June 2t5, to Ashevllle, N. C.,
etc. Round trip, $8.00: good ten days.
Office, 907 East Main Street.
j ^
Resolutions Express Un
| divided Sentiment for
Currency Reform.
He Is Tendered Rising Vote of
Thanks by Virginia Association
for His Clear Exposition of
Proposed Measure?New
Officers Elected?Corn
tees Appointed.
nv I.Dl IS |. JAKFB.
OH Point Com fori; Va., June 20.?
Expressing th>- undivided sentiment of
a meeting in whs* h the currency re
form question easily he-Id the centre
of Interest; the Virginia Hankers' As
sociation in final s^sjlnn this after
noon save :tv approval to the Owen
'Ilnss mem- reform measure in the
following r-'sohiiions;
"Having heard the very able and
concrete explanation of the proposed
, banking and currency measure, os
tablishing reserve banks and provid
i big hn elastic. < urtehcy by I'nited
I States Tre?:":; y notes, we, the mem
bers of the Virginia Bankers^ Associal
lion, in annual m-'tinsr. hereby heart*
. ily Indorse tin- principles contained
therein, and extend our congratula
tions to Wood row Wilson, President
| of the United States, and to Senator
Robert I.. Owen and Representative
Cartel R (-lass, chairman respeetlve
ly. of the Banking ar,d Currency Com
mittees of tin donate and House or
Repres|ntatlv s, all <>f whom were
born in olf] Virginia "
The resolution was presented by
Charles W, Warden, vice-president of
the First National Bank, Bristol, and
was carried without a dissenting vote.
I his action follow- ! a clear-cut cxpo
? sit ion of the money reform measure
by Senator R I. Owen, of Oklahoma,
chairman r>f the Senate Committee on
Baukinr and CUrreh*y. whose address
thiv morning was a feature of the an
una] convention of t'i.- Virginia Bank
i ers' .^sfoclatloti.
\>'T Officers lOleetcd.
Halloti:.- f .r officers of the Virginia
Banker? \ssor at ion for th? ensuing
year r. stilted in the -lection of the fol
lo win C :
I. -los^nh >1 Hj.rv Blfckctone. pre* p.
fl('' t: Fi. Tiffany, Warrenton, vice
president; Walker Scott, Karmville,
secretary Julien H Hill, Richmond!
treasurer Mr Frill was the only one
i who had opposition. Hiis opponent
; was V 1 >. Maphls. of Strasburg, who
? eceived twenty-seven votes to Mr.
Hjll's fifty-seven
Mr Hurt wa# nomrnated by Judge
Barksdal*. of South Boston Under a
change n -he constitution and by
laws ?<d ~>pted at the convention Just
closed, fotji of the rtve flco-presiden
' tial office? are abolished and the duties
del,--sited to a single vice-president.
M Tiffany was! elected to this office
without opposition.
The convention elected its members
af ttie executive council for the ensu
ing year as follows: f* Taylor
Burke. Vlexandria. S J,. Barrom,
Blackstone; R k .Tordan. South Ron
ton. W. B Vest, Newport News; IT.
w*. TaeVson, Richmond, t p. Berry
Harrisonburg O. R RadclifTe. Manas
sa^ 1 w Reil. \bingdon; O. J. Sands,
Richmond, and J. J. Scott, Bedford
Committee* Appointed.
The exticutIve council met im
m'diate!> after election and appointed
the following standing committees.
Rahklns. Jur *p#jidejj!ce and inform
ation jlcerge Bryan. Richmond, chair
man; W. r> Blanks, Clarksvllle; .1 s.
Saunders. rrbtnna. Nelson Clroome.
(Continued On Second I'age.)
Secretary Argues That Time Is
Not Ripe for Bureau of
Washington, June 20.?Vigorous op
position from the new Department of
Labor to tin- proposed arbitration and
mediation act, prepared by the rail
roads and railroad brotherhoods for
enactment by Congress, was voiced to
day whon the measure was presented
to a joint session of the House and
Senate Interstate Commerce Commit.
1 tees.
S Secretary Wilson criticized the new
mejisure as going beyond the necessi
ties of the hour. He suggested that
j the only emergency legislation needed
was an amendment to increase the size
of tlie board of mediators under the
1 Lrdman act He was not in favor of
I creating a bureau of mediation.
1 Seth Low, president of the National
Civic Federation, had informed the
committees that the railroads and
brotherhoods had agreed upon a new
'?111. which would create a commission
er of mediation and conciliation, ap
pointed by and responsible only to the
('resident. This commissioner, with
two designated government officials,
would constitute a hoard of mediation
and conciliation, to whom matters of
dispute could be referred.
Air. Low insisted that the hill should
he passed immediately. Ho added that
he was uncertain as to whether the
railroads and the brotherhoods would
agree to Secretary Wilson's suggestion.
Consideration of the lull will lie con
Fast train leaves Byrd Street Station S:10
A. M. every Sunday morning, carrying
through coHchee. without change, between
Richmond and Virginia Beach.
Explains Proposed Currency Reform Bill
v.; < ... ;j - ? . ? = '?ll
- , 4 : . - . n-v >^41
Of Oklnhomn. rhnlrninti of *cnn<e Cnmmlltrr on UnnklnK nnd ("iirrpnojr.
Disturbance Fxtenrls From Loner
Island to Virginia
Wires Badly Cripple<!, and
Numerous Cities Cut Off
From Communication.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch ]
New York, June 20.?\ terrific. elec
trical storm, accompanied by a terrific !
downpour and wind that blew a gale,
j passed over the city and surrounding
| >'<!n'jtttT\v tills evening. It cttnie from !
the west, and Its approach was heralded
; by a darkness tliat made the. last hour
of the day as dark as night
All parts of the city suffered In |
the upper part of New York hail as
big as jjherries fell, and w indows were
broken. The rain was like a cloud
burst} and streets became rivers and '
corners lakes Kach place the water
backed up and ran down into the sub
way Three persons were wounded,
j Trees were blown down in all parts
, of the city, and many places were
I struck by lightning. A bolt was seen
, to strike the Woolworth Building:, the
I tallest structure in the city, but it djd
i tio damage, i.'nnov Island suffered a 1
1 big loss. Two of the buildings in I.una
, Park were struck and set afire. Mouses
i in Jersey <*it> also suffered from
; shock.
| Lightning struck the tannery of the
L. B. Heisinc Syndicate Company,
| Stewart ami Montrose Avenues. Brook
lyn. Fire followed; doing much dam- 1
, age.
In the Bath Beach and Bensonhtirst
[ sections of Brooklyn there was much!
| damage Many small craft were blown j
| about in Gravesend Bay.
At Ocean Park Way and Avenue U
'a water main burst, flooding the street
; Park Avenue was a river from One
Hundred and Sixteenth i<> <>nc Hun
dred and Twent> second Street. Men <
1 refused to ruin theii clothes to cross.
Woiijen held up their skirts anil waded. |
At One Hundred and Sixteenth 1
Street the sewei stopped up and the i
I corner became, as mnn\ others, h lake. '
it soon was so high that 'he* water
poured down the subway grating like ?
a waterfall, and down the steps'! it j
reached nearl> to the third rail on the :
subway tracks, ami drayage and pump :
ing crews had to take, charge of the.
station. Thev built a dam in the
street to protect the station, and final
ly the sewer was opened up.
In the Bronx, through Fordham to
the city line was temporarily out of
In Queens the lightning struok the
main feed wire of the electric light
plant and all suburbs were in dark- ,
nexs until midnight The storm ex- j
tended practically from the Alleghany |
Mountains to the Atlantic and from
Long Island to 'he Virginia Capes, j
Telegraphic and telephone service over |
I this great area was suspended sev
eral hours, numerous cities being cut j
1 Off from communication with the out- j
i side world.
Dugnti Must Serve Time for Killing
Hoy With Automobile.
Trenton, N .! . June 20|?The Supreme
Court to-day affirmed the conviction of :
Daniel A. Dugan. .Ir.. of manslaughter. '
While driving his automobile on Christ
mas Day, 1911. Dugan ran down arid
killed l.eo MctHermott, a boy. Dugatt's i
'sentence of Imprisonment at hard labor
j for not more than ten nor less than
five years, .stands unless there is an
appeal to the Court of Krrors anil Ap
Dugan is a son of Judgo Daniel A. 1
Dugan, of the Onitijjje District^ Court, i
n personal friend of President Wilson,
who appointed him to a Judgeship
about a year ago.
Revolving Drum lliirnt* I mler < cn
trifugal I'rcsMire.
Si. Louis, June 20. One man was
killed and three women and a man
wore injured here to-day, when a re
volving drum burst at a factory of
the Kice-SlIn Dry Goods Company. The |
drum was used for drying clothes The
drum broke tinder centrifugal pressure.
John l'V.rgev, who was killed, was
worjfliiK at a washer a few feet away.
A piece of iin'tal crushed his skull. |
Kant trains leuve Byril street Station V.I6
and 9:00 every Sunday morning, making close I
connection at th? New Union Depot In Nor
folk with Ocoan View Expresci.
It Is Laid Before Senate Demo- i
crats by Chairman
"Market Basket" Has Been
Greatly Knlargecl by
I 'pper House.
Washington. June 2<V?Important re- '
ductions in the Underwood tariff bill j
rates on iron, steel and other metal
products; the addition of cattle, wheat, !
pig iron, angora wool and many other
articles to the free list; and an increase |
in rates on many classes of cotton'
(roods and some silk products, were
the chief features of the revised tariff i
hill, as it was laid before Senate Demo- I
crats to-day by Chairman Simmons, of j
the Finance Committee.
After weeks of work, in which every I
item has undergone close scrutiny by
subcommittees of the majority mem
bership of the Finance Committee, the
redrafted measure was brought into
the Democratic caucus to-day. For
two hours the Important changes .were
explained tn Democrats, and the bill
was then made public. Experts of the
committee at once began work on a
comprehensive summary of the changes.
President Wilsonjs desires as to free!
sugar In lOlfi and free wool at once'
prevailed in the redraft of the bill.
To the list of "market basket" reduc
tions the 1'nderwood bill contained the
Senate committee added many import-|
nnt items. In the general level of its
rates the "Simmons hill ' represents a
heavier cut from existing rates of the
l'nyne-Aldrich law than did the bill
as it passed the I louse
CnucuK Hrconvenes To-Dnjr.
The Senate, caucus adjourned early
and members spent the afternoon work ?
ins out private analyses ?>f the meas
ure. The caucus will reconvene to
morrow. Senate lenders believe the
bill will reach the Senate itself late
-.H?> I week
Among the most important changes
n re:
Added to the free list: Alizarin, sin
gle .iute yarns, school books, cement,
creosote oil. anthracene and anthra
cene oil, glaziers and engravers' dia
mond.*. not cut; miners' diamonds and
diamond dust, crude artificial abra
sives. abrasives, tlnx. hemp, tlax and
hemp tow. amber gum. valued at not
more than BO cents a pound indigo
colors, pig iron, wrought and scrap
iron, ferro-matiganese. and iron in
slabs, blooms, loops or other forms
less finished than iron bars, except cast
ings; leather. Including patent leather
for shoes; harness and saddle leather,
asphaltum. limestone-rock asphalt. |
needles for shoe machines, photographic
films and moving-picture tilms. cyan
ide of potash, steel ingots, etc., not con
taining all<>% ; cattle, sheep and all
other domestic live animals suitable
((*(>nt inticd on Eighth I'age.?
He Wants to Know
What Opponents
Have to Say.
President Will Be Urged Not to
Demand Currency Legislation
at This Session?Antagonism
Among Senators Becoming
Well Defined?Com
ment Is Guarded.
Glass Denounces Story
[Sporlnl to The Tlme^-Dlipatch.]
\\ nNlilngton. June -O.?CoiiRrrHii
mnti ( nrlrr nlirn Krrn to
ri I n h I retarding the otnry in n llli'li
mond ii f trrn oon piiprr to-day, wlilvh
put ltliu In thr attitude of rtrnounc
Ing the eurrencj hill, anil being, of
the opinion tlint the udmlnlNtrntlon
**hnil Inbored mid lirnuKlit forth a
mouse," denounced the story an be
Ing n fnke from Mtiirt to finish, unit
tv It limit it iTord of truth iu It.
"I never uttered a nuril thnt could
possibly, by nny Interpretation, he
construed Into anything "Ike tills,"
Mr. tilass xiiId. "I denounce It nn
tvliolly fnlse from beginning to end,
as absolutely devoid of the least rc
senihlaiice to truth, nnd iih nn entire
fnke In every part Iculiir."
Washington. .June 'JO.?President Wll
son to-night .secured from a majority
of the Democratic member* of the
House Hanking and Currency Com
mittee fxprcHhlonii of linrmony nnd
acquiescence In the ndminiNtrntion pro
Krain of enacting n currency hill dur
ing' the present itc.Hnlon of CoiifcrrNN.
At n trro-liour conference held uround
the 4'nblnet tnhle In the White House
ofllees, the ConnreHNmcn were n.ikri^
their vIctvm on the administration cur
rency hill. Some of them had not yet
thoroughly examined the measure, hut
(liose who expressed opinlonn were
fnvornhly Inclined toward it.
Washington, June 20.?President. Wil
son to-night began his conferences
with the. rank and file of the Currency
Committees of both houses of Congress.
Ji is understood his purpose is to learn
just what changes are likely to be de
manded in the new Crlass-Owen-Me
Adoo currency hill l>y its critics and
opponents in the Senate and Mouse.
The publication of the hill by Chair
man Glass was with President Wilson's
full approval and to pive members the
opportunity to know the details of the
plan of monetarj reforms. To-night
the President talked at length with
members of the House committee, next
Wednesday he is to confer with mem
bers of the Senate committee, and later
he will talk over the bill with Repub
lican Senators who have been closely
identified with previous efforts at cur
rency reform.
AulnKDiilxm Well Defined.
Antagonism to present action on the
currency anil criticism <>f the new bill
as agreed upon by the administration
lenders became well defined among
Senators to-day. While there is no or
ganized effort to hold up action, promi
nent members of the Senate Currency
Committee expressed the belief that
the committee as a whole does not
favor the immediate passage of the
bill, and that President Wilson would
be urged not to demand action during
the extra session.
Comments on the measure by Sen
ators were truardod. but several ex
pressed the belief that the provision
asked hv Senator Owen for the retire
ment of national bank notes and the
refundinc to the 2 per cent govern
ment bonds now securing that cur
rencx, with a 3 per cent issue, should
have been left in the bill The most,
.striking criticism of the measure came
from Senator Nelson, a Republican
member of the Senate Currency Com
"The bill made public by Mr. Glass
seems to me but a temporary make
shift.'' he said, "and amounts to no
more than the Aldrich-Vreelatid emer
gency cnrreni'j law it is simply a pro
vision fcjr emergency currency, and is
more cumbrous in its character than
the Vreehtnd bill
"While it professes to decentralize by
creating twelve or more reserve asso
ciations. it leaves control in the hands
of a single board located here at the
national capital, composed largely of
government officials
"It fails utterly to umend or improve
(Continued On Second Page.)
Archdeacon Stuck and Party
Reach Highest Point of
North America.
Srnllli*, X% nth., June 20.?Archilracon
lluilion Stuck, tlir Kptm-opal mission- |
nr> ttliu net out from Kalrhankn,
\lnsUn, nrvornl months npi to climh
Ml. McKlnlrj, renotioil tlio summit of
thr lilgtirst priik of tlie icrciit nioun
Itiiii .Inm- 7. nct'ODlliiK to prlvntr entile
illspntclirs rccfhnl licrr to-day.
The message sent by Archdeacon
Stuck from Fairbanks said:
"Kxpedition successful. Accomplish
ed first complete, ascent of Mt. Mc
Kinley June 7.
"M. H. Knrstens, R. <5. Tat urn, Wal
ter Harper and I readied top <>f thu|
south (the highest <>f .till peak on a '
dear day, when it u.i.s possible t? > read ;
?ill tlie angles of Hie mountains and
other prominent points and make cer
tain that the peak we had conquered
whs the highest of all.
We successfully cnrried a mercurial
barometer to Hip top and made com
pletf readings ami observations.
"Willi tield glasses we clearly saw
the ilag pole erected in ls?10 by the
Thomas Lloyd expedition on the north
pea k.
"After completing observations on
the summit, we hoisted the American
flag on the upper basin, erected a six
foot cross and said 'Te Deum' on the
highest point of North America.
"The northwest ridge Is the only
possible approach to the summit. l>ne
to the violent eurthquaxes of last .luly
the higher lidges were terribly shat
tered. and tins added largely to the
da'tger, difficulty and labor of the as
"We spent three weeks in continuous
bad weal her. hewing a passage three
miles long through this side. This was
the chief cause of delay.
The chief credit* for our success Is
lue to Karsten's good judgment,
resourcefulness and caution. We did
not have a single mishap."
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