flJDO a Year, In Advance.
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INJURED IN WRECK
50 PERSONS ARE HURT IN A RAIL
ROAD WRECK IN NEW
FAST TRAIN JUMPS TRACK
Some in Serious Condition Excursion
. Trains Roll Down an
Rochester, N. Y. Fifty persons
were injured, some of them seriously,
when a Pennsylvania railroad excur-
sion train was derailed near Sterling
The train was filled with excursion
lsts bound for Olean, Rock City and
Bradford, Pa. ,
While the train was running at
about 40 miles an , hour, three of the
five coaches left the track, rolling
down an embankment.-As it rounded
a curve, the smoking car left the
track, followed by all but two rear
coaches. The locomotive also remain
ed on the track, breaking away from
the train after dragging the coaches
about 200 feet.
Physicians and nurses were rushed
to the scene from Rochester, and oth
er nearby towns, and the most seri
ously injured were hurried to hospl
Practically all the injured were res
idents of Rochester.
It was said that District Attorney
Frank E. Cook - was refused permis
sion to examine the wreck when he
arrived at the scene. Railroad of fi
cials had thrown a cordon of employ
ees about it, and Mr. Cook could not
get within 20 feet of the nearest car
After the district attorney had re
turned. home a message brought him
word that the railroad men were go
ing to burn the ties for a hundred
yards on both sides of the wreck. Mr,
Cook, accompanied by Sheriff Acond,
rushed' to the spot in an automobile
They found that the ties had been
thrown together, in an adjoining field,
but a railroad man said this was done
to get them out of the way. Sheriff
Acond demanded that the officials re
frain from burning any ties or cars.
2 MEET DEATH IN NIAGARA
Donald Roseoe and Hubert Moor Arm
Caught in the Whirlpool Rapids.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Donald Ros-
coe, 10 years old, and Hubert Moore,
9 years old, both of Niagara Falls,
went to their death in a small boat
in the whirlpool rapids, while hun
dreds of men watched, helpless, from
The boys were playing in a flat
bottom scow half a 1 mile above the
rapids when the rope holding the
boat broke and they were carried
out into the stream and down the
Until the boat reached midstream
it made little progress. After itpass-
eSthe bridges the current carried it
swiftly toward the rapids. The bridge
men did not see the boat until it was
close at hand. Then they called fire
headquarters and two companies of
firemen were sent to save the lads if
Hundreds swarmed to the river
banks in a vain effort at rescue. The
boys, realizing their fate, stood up as
the boat neared the edge of the roar
ing whirlpool and shook hands in
farewell. A second later they were
engulfed by a great wave in the rap
ids. The boat shot out of sight. One
of the boys was seen for a moment
struggling in the rushing waters. Nei
her body was recovered.
Auto Bandit Woman Arrested.
Chicago, Mrs. Irene Brunner, 25
years old, was arrested a3 the latest
auto bandit, charged with holding up
a woman's furnishing store. Accord
ing to Misa Elizabeth Foley, owner of
the store, the woman bought a hand
kerchief and while she was being wait
ed on, drew a revolver from a handbag,
held up the owner and two women
clerks and made away with $100. Mrs.
Brunner is the wife of Joseph J. Brun
ner, owner of an automobile garage.
Spaniards Enraged by War in Morocco
Cerbere, France. Advices from
Barcelona say the renewal of fighting
in Morocco, which resulted In violent
rioting at Barcelona In 1909 is again
arousing the Socialistic and Anarchis
tic elements; the situation i3 begin
ning to be disquieting. A stormy anti
war meeting at Barcelona was follow
ed by a collision between police and
the agitators. Firearms were used on
both sides, and several persons were
fcho:.. Asain there were several vio
lent' clashes, the police oa two occa
sions firing at the mob.
GEORGE E. DOWNEY
Judge George E. Downey of Aurora,
Ind., who was recently sworn In as
comptroller of the treasury, Is the
final authority on all government ex
penditures. He succeeds R. J. Trace
well. . -,
$500 EXEMPTION FOR CHILD
INCOME TAX CHANGES ARE PRO
POSED SO THEY WILL FA
VOR BIG FAMILIES.
Four Thousand Exemption May Also
Be Lowered to Three Thou
wasmngton. An addition exemp
tion of $500 for each child of a fam
ily in the Income tax section of the
tariff revision bill was determined up
on by the senate finance subcommit
tee, of which Senator Williams is
chairman, and the change will be rec
ommended to the majority members
of the committee. Having determin
ed upon this important amendment,
the subcommittee also is seriously
considering recommending changing
the 4,000 exemption in the Underwood
bill to $3,000.
This, it is argued, would greatly
increase the revenue, and with the
additional .exemption proposed for
children would not impose hardship
upon the heads of families.
Senator Simmons, chairman of the
finance committee, said that the Dem
ocratic caucus of the senate would be
called, whether the finance commit
tee majority had concluded with the
schedules or not, and ' that the cau
cus would go over schedules already
approved while the committee " was
finishing Its work. .
Senator Ollie James , of Kentucky,
who made the sugar tariff speech in
the senate defending the stand of
President Wilson, has taken a vigor
ous position in the finance committee
against the imposition of a counter
vailing duty on meat and cattla
WOMEN SENTENCED TO JAIL
Most Prominent Militant Suffragettes
in England Given Long Terms.
London. Six of the most prominent
leaders of the militant suffragettes or
ganization and one of their male sup
porters were found guilty of conspir
acy to commit malicious damage to
The women officials of the Women's
Social and Political Union are Miss
Harriet Kerr, Miss Agnes Lake, Miss
Rachel Barrett, Mrs. Beatrice Saund
ers, Miss -Annie Kenney and Miss Lau
ra Lennox. The man is Edward Y.
Clayton, an analytical chemist.
An impassioned speech in defense
of the outrages committed by militan.
suffragettes was delivered in court by
Miss Annie Kenney.
An" impassioned speech In defense
of the outrages committed by militant
suffragettes was delivered in court by
Miss Annie Kenney.
Her address served to enliven the
proceedings and her concluding words
created a great impression.
If I have to die to get the vote,"
she said, "I will die willingly, what
ever the verdict of the jury."
Stronghold, of Moros Stormed.
Washington. More details of the
fierce fighting which resulted in the
complete overthrow of the Moros on
the Island of Joly in the Philippines,
was continued in a delayed dispatch
from Brigadier General Pershing of
the American troops. General Per
shing says, probably will end outlaw
ry in Jolo for some time. The last
crater stronghold was captured after
hard fighting, the attack being made
by two companies of the Philippine
scouts commanded by Capt. George C.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH; N. GM FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1913:
WILSON IS BACKED
Ofl CURRENCY BILL
MAJORITY OF MEMBERS OF THE
HOUSE BANKING COMMITTEE
AGREE TO PROGRAM.
THE PRESIDENT IS PLEASED
At Conference at the White House
Congressmen Express Their Views
Upon Measure. .
Washington. President Wilson
cured from a majority of the Demo
cratic members of the house banking
and currency committee expressions
of harmony and acquiescence in the
administration program of enacting a
currency bill during the present ses
sion of congress.
At a two-hour conference held
around the cabinet table in the white
house offices, the congressmen were
asked their views on the administra
tion currency bill. Some of them had
not yet thoroughly examined the meas
ure, but those who expressed opinions
were favorably inclined toward it.
When the fourteen committeemen. filed
out of the office and a group of cor
respondents met them, Representative
Glass smiling referred the correspond
ents to the president. Just then Mr.
Wilson himself walked to the door of
the office and talked with the news
papermen. The president explained that the
meeting was chiefly a get-together af
fair, that naturally some of the de
tails in the bill had brought out con
siderable discussion, but that so far
as he- had observed there was a friend
ly feeling toward the fundamentals of
the administration measure. Mr. Wil
son said, moreover, that the members
of the committee seemed all to desire
action at the present session, but that
they had asked him not to hurry con
sideration of the . bill, so that it migHt
be deliberated upon carefully. The
president remarked that he had had no
intention of seeking hasty action and
hoped that by common counsel and
conferences a measure satisfactory to
the party could be obtained.
There was no. detailed examination
of the bill section by section at the
conference. It was to urge upon them
the necessity of standing by the ad
ministration measure, subject to any
amendments, that the conference was
called. There will be other confer
ences at the white house "'
AVIATOR LOSES LIFE IN BAY
Lieut. J. ATowers Tells of How He
Clung to Plane and Was Sayed.
ashtogton,- The tragic , . story of
how jsigfi5 William. D, Billingsley was
. . . . 111 I 1 . A A
nunea irom a aisaDieu Dipinne, a.,oui
feet in the air, and fell, straight as
a plummeht, to his death in the depths
of Chesapeake bay, was related by
LleulJohn A. Towers of Rome, Ga.,
chief "or the navy aviators, who clung
to the hurling wreck that followed his
comrade's course from sky to water
and escaped death, almost miraculous
ly. Ensign Billlngsleyln a biplane
that had been convertefinto a hydro
aeroplane by the addition of pontoons,
with Lieutenant Towers as a passen
ger, left the aviation grounds at the
naval academy here to fly to Claiborne, '
some eigtheen miles across the bay.
About ten miles down , the bay . a
gust of wind struck them. Ensign Ml.
lingsley was thrown forward across
the steering gear, which was disabled
The front planes of the craft fell, and
it dropped like a dead bird toward
the rater. As it fell the pilot was cat
apulted out, and turning over and over
his body outspeeded the disabled ma
chine toward the water. Deep in the
bay, the body sank.
When the aeroplane started on its
dive for the bay. Lieutenant Towers
clung desperately to one of the up
rights between the planes. Although
at times his body swung clear of the
rapidly falling airship, he maintained
his hold with his hand And arm al
most wrenched apart.
Australian Cabinet Resigns.
Melbourn, Australia. The Austra
lian federal premier, Rt. Hon. Andrew
Fisher, and the cabinet have resigned
as a result of the recent ejections, in
which the Liberals obtained a majori
ty of one over the Labor party in
Walking Street, Man Is Burned.
Athens, Ga. Allen Fleming is suf
fering from a most unusual accident
which happened to him. Passing a cor
ner of a vacant lot, there was a sud
den, blinding flash and explosion on
the ground at his side and within a
few feet from him. He threw out
a nana ana savea nis race ana eyes,
but the arm was burned to a blister
from the hand nearly to the shoulder.
It was learned that two hours before,
school boys had placed a large charge
cf powder in a paper sack and had set
fire to the paper.
REAR ADMIRAL GRIFFIN
Rear Admiral R. .S. Griffin is the
new chief of the bureau of steam en
gineering In the navy department, suc
ceeding Admiral Cone.
FIERCE EIGHT IN PHILIPPINES
FOURTEEN AMERICANS ARE.
KILLED IN PHILIPPINE
In the List of Dead Are Captain Tay
lor Nichols, Eleven Scouts and
Washington. Fourteen American
soldiers were killed in the recent four
days' fightiug on Jolo Island, the Phil
ippines, when General Pershing's com
mand finally subdued and disarmed the
rebellious Moros, according to a report
to the war department.
On the list of dead wera Capt.
Taylor A. Nichols of the Philippine
scouts, eleven scouts and two pri
vates of the regular army.
Captain Nichols was 34 years old
and son of John Nichols of Durham,
Cal. The two regulars, both of whom
were killed in the first day's action,
were . Oliver. Villiard, company M
Eighth infantry, whose sister lives In
Rhode Island, and Luther Gerhart, of
the same company,
LABEL NO SIGN OF PURITY
Successor to Doctor Wiley Explains
Deficits of Food and Drugs Act.
Mobile, Ala. The words "guaran
teed under the food and drugs act,"
on a laoei are no assurance tnat con-
tents of a package are pure, according
to Dr. Carl L. Alsberg, chief of Jthe
bureau of chemistry, who spoke here
before the Association of American
Food Dairy and Drug Officials. Doc
tor Alsberg was speaking of the limi
tations of the federal bureau under the
federal pure food law, appealing for
closer co-operation between federal
and state authorities, and for uniform
ity of . laws of states based on the
The food and drugs act, Doctor Als
berg asserted, "not only does not give
the department of agriculture power to
ar in many vitally important matters,
but, actually prohibits its Intervention
in many things that call aloud for Im
mediate remedy. The people at large
do not understand 'ie limitations un
der which we act."
Doctor Alsberg explained that t.ie
word "guaranteed" on a can of soup
or on a j bottle of nerve tonic did not
mean that the burean of chemistry had
seen and analyzed it, , but that the
manufacturers put it on simply with
the idea of protecting the jobber 'or
retailer. All that the guarantee leg
end does, he continued, is to make it
possible to prosecute" the manufactur
er if the goods vere found to be In
violation of the foods and drugs act
Taft Will Preside at Reunion.
Gettysburg, Pa. It was semiofficial
ly announced that - former President
Taft wculd preside over the great
gathering of Confederate and Union
veterans at the Gottysbu.g celebration.
He is expected to deliver the principal
oration July 4.
Hunting a Rat, Cash Found.
London. An unexpected sequel to
the recent burglary in the Berkeley
hotel in Plcadilly is the arrest of the
night porter, Arthur James, charged
with being concerned in stealing from
the hotel safe $35,000 and attempting;
to raur Jer Gowers, the other night
porter. Movements of a big rat in the
j hotel dining room led to Jamas' ar
rest. Employees of the hotel in hunt
ing down the rat found its hole un
der the radiator and throu it saw
a gleam of gold. There was found more
than half of the booty.
TO CONGRESS ON
PRESIDENT URGES IMMEDIATE ACTION BY CONGRESSS ON CUR
RENCY REFORM -THE MESSAGE ONE OF THE SHORTEST
IN HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY.
NEEDS OF COUNTRY'S BUSINESS ARE POINTED OUT
Pertinent Reasons Why Measures Advocated by President Wilson Are Ex
plained in the Message An Able Document Which Is.
of Great Interest to the Country.
Mr.' Speaker, Mr. President, Gentle
men of the Congress:
It is under the compulsion of what
seems to me a clear and imperative
duty that I have a second time this
session sought the privilege of address
ing you in person., I know, of course,
that the heated season of the year
is upon us that work in these cham
bers and in the committee rooms is
likely to become a burden as the sea
son lengthens, and that every consid
eration of personal convenience and
personal comfort, perhaps, in the
cases of some of us, considerations
of personal health even, dictate an
early - consion of the deliberations
of the 6e&-.i; but there are occa-
sions of puH tliuty when these things
which touch j j; privately seem very
small; when 'te work to be done is
so pressing ai so fraught with big
consequence t.'at we know that we
are not at liberty, to . weigh against
it any point of personal sacrifice. We
are now in the presence of such an
occasion. It is absolutely imperative
that we should 'give tie business men
of this country a; banking and currency
system; by means of which they can
make use of the freedom of enterprise
and of individual initiative which we
are about to bestow upon them.
Weare about to set them free; we
must jnot leave them without the tools
of action when they are free. We
are about to set them -free by remov
ing the trammels of the protective tar
iff. Ever since the Civil war they have
waited for this emancipation and for
the free opportunities it will bring
with it. It has been reserved for us
to give it to them. : Some fell in love,
indeed, with the slothful security of
their dependence upon the govern
ment; some took advantage of the
shelter of the nursery to set up a
mimic mastery of their own within its
walls. Now both the tonic and the
discipline of liberty and maturity are
to ensue. There will be some re-adjustments
of purpose and point of
view. There will follow a period of
expansion and new enterprise, freshly
conceived. It is for us .to determine
now whether it shall be rapid and
facile and of easy accomplishment.
This it cannot be unless the resource
ful business men who are to deal
wfth the new circumstances are to
have at hand and ready for use the
instrumentalities and conveniences of
free enterprise which independent
men need when acting on their own
It is not enough to strike the
shackles from business. The duty of
statesmanship is not negative mere
ly. It is constructive also. We must
show that we understand what busi
ness needs now, and will need, in
creasingly as it gains in scope and
vigor in the years immediately ahead
of us, is the proper means by which
readily to vitalize Its credit, corporate
and individual, and its originative
brains. What will it profit us to be
free if we are not td have the best
and most accessible instrumentalities
of commerce and enterprise? What
will it profit us to be quit of one kind
of monopoly if we are to remain in
the grip of another and more effective
kind ? . How are we to gain and keep
the confidence of the business com
munity unless we show that we know
how both to aid and to protect it ?
What shall we say if we make fresh
enterprise necessary and also make it
very difficult by leaving all else except
the tariff just as we found it? The
tyrannies of business, big and little,
lie within the field of credit. We know
that. Shall we not act upon the
knowledge? Do. we not know how to
act upon it? If a man cannot make
his assets available at pleasure, his
assets of capacity and character and
resource, what satisfaction is it to him
to see opportunity beckoning to him
on every hand, when others have the
keys of credit in their pockets and
treat them as all but. their own pri
vate possession? It is perfectly clear
that it is our dutyto supply the new i
banking and eurrfency system the coun
try needs, and thaVlt Lwill immediately
need more than ever.'
The only question; is. When shall
we supply it novV, or later, after the
demands shall have become reproach
es that we were so dull and so slow? dwelling house. The deed was ex
Shall w hasten to, change the tariff j edited by C. H. Hardison to Thorn is
laws and then be laggards about mak
ng it possible iid" easy for the coun-
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try to take advantage of the change?
There can be only one answer to that
question. We must act now, at what
ever sacrifice to ourselves. It is a duty
which the circumstances forbid us to
postpone. I should be recreant to ray
deepest convictions, of public ' oblifta
tlon did I not press it upon you with
solemn and urgent insistence.
The principles upon' which we
should act are also clear. The coun
try has sought and seen its path in
this matter within the last few years
sees it more clearly now than It ever
saw it before much more clearly
than when the last legislative propos
als on the subject were made. ' We
must have a currency not rigid as
now, but readily, elastically responsive
to sound credit, the expanding and
contracting credits of every-day trans
actions, the normal ebb and flow ol
personal and corporate dealings. Oui
banking laws must mobilize reserves
must 'not permit the concentration any'
where In a few hands of the monetary
resources of the country or their use
for speculative purposes in such vol
ume as to hinder or Impede or stand
in the way of other more legitimate,
more fruitful uses. And the control
of the system of banking, not pri-'
vate, must be vested in the frovern
ment Itself, so that the banks may
be the instruments, not the masters,
of business and- of individual enter
prise and initiative.
The committees of the congress to
which legislation of this character is
referred have devoted careful and dis
passionate study to the means of ac
complishing these objects. They have
honored me by consulting me. They
are ready to suggest action. I have
come to you, as the head of the govern
ment and the responsible leader of the
party in power, to urge action now,
while there is time to serve the coun
try deliberately and as we should, In
a clear air of common counsel. I
appeal to .you with a deep conviction
of duty. I believe that you share this
conviction. I therefore appeal to you
with confidence. I am at your serv
ice without reserve to play my part
in any way you may call UDon mn
to play it in this great enterprise of.
exigent reform which it will dignify
and distinguish us to perform and dis-""
credit us to neglect.
Griffin. Through the continued ef
forts of A. W. McKeand, secretary of
the southern commercial secretaries'
association, there has been perfected
in Griffin a board of trade, which be
gins its career with a membership of
one hundred and twenty-five, and
with funds in hand amounting to over
Savannah. In an effort to escape a
detective, Morris Kramer, a young
Austrian, was nearly suffocated in a
closet in a West Broad street store.
Kramer lis wanted in New York for
the abandonment of his wife and sev
eral children. He has been in Savan
nah several weeks as a clerk in a
clothing store, and, according to the
police, was planning to marry a Sa
Savannah. At a police court hear
ing Frank Rivers, the negro chauffeur
who ran over and killed Misa Mary
Moore on Thursday, was held blame
less by Recorder Schwartz. The oc-.
cupants of the car) Miss Ruth Ely and
her visiting guest. Miss Catherine
Crampton of Mobile; Miss Virginia
Wright of Wilmington, N. C, and
Miss Perkins of Savannah, appeared
in court to testify for the negro, who
was driving them.
Athens. Commissioner-elect Jim
Price of the agricultural department
of the state, stated in reference to
the generally circulated report .that
he might appoint Dan G. Hughes, son
of Congressman Dudley Hughes, as
assistant commissioner, that he had
not made an appointment nor promis
ed an appointment to anybody or for
Jerry. A deed was filed " in the
clerk's office superior court, and re
corded, in which the consideration set
out in the deed was fa.4 pair of
Cerskhire pigs, and the pfoperty con
veyed being one acre of land ne-r
Wellston, Ga., in which is a small
W. Murray of Wellston, a breeder of
resl-Jtered Berkshire hogs.