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JACK LTKIH \YI\S
A lURF CLASSIC
IH )MPS HOME IX RICH MET
Thirl-, T' wmmd Permms (rather at
Bclmont Pork tn Sec the
Barney Scfcreiber's Jack Atkin. the four-year
old son of Sain— El BalaAo. raced to his greatest
triumph said to lasting turf fame in winning the
seventeenth running of the rich Metropolitan
Handicap at Bclmont Park yesterday. He took
vp 12S pounds and, conceding weight to all his
opponents, raced to the frogt in the first quarter
and. malting the pace to suit himself, won easily
by two lengths from James K. Keene's Resti
pouche. Don Creole, the lightweight of the race,
with only 85 pounds up, came from last place
after rounding the turn, and in spite of bearing
cut all through the stretch dosed with a gallant
rush and finished third, a scant length behind
Restiirouche. Spooner headed the spent and tir
■ — field, which included Superman, the Brook
lyn Handicap winner last year; Balvtdere, the
champion two-year-old of 100<\ and McCarter.
•which beat Jsck Atk-n a head in the Excelsior
Handicap two weeks ago and was the public fa
vorite for the race yesterday.
The race was lacking in sensational and spec
tacular features and marred by some unfortu
nate crowding just after the start, which put
}!,- Carter on the fence and out of the race. From
•what .■•■.) be learned from several of the
jockeys. Schilling, on Jack Atkin. was responsi
ble, but there was no claim of foul, and the
fT^wards did not feel called upon to take any
action. Except for this the race was truly run,
but this in itself took much of the flavor out of
the struggle, as the rank and file of those in at
■fndan^e backed MoCarter to win.
A crowd that was conservatively estimated at
thirty thousand persons was in attendance, and
ur.der the most favorable conditions for a day
lr The open air enjoyed itself to the full, even
thotjgb McCarter wasrbeaten.
JACK ATKIN" RUNS HIS BEST RACE.
Jack" Atkin ran the best race at his career. He
C pvere<3 the distance, one mi!'', in the fast time
cf 1:353-o, -which ■was a record for the stake
fine it has been run at Belmont Park, and not
Bar behind the track record of 1 :37 2-5. made by
I BHBBha. with I<H pounds up. in October, 10<>r>.
Ke -Bias quoted at S to 1 In the betting, and did
an*, attract much support except from those who
consider him more or less of an equine hero, as
the form players could not figure how he could
ta.k»> up his heavy impost and beat MeCarter
with eJeven pounds in the latter* s. favor, whereas
MrCarter had beaten him in the Excelsior Han
dicap at only six pounds difference in the
•weights. Schilling:, who had the mount, rode a
perfect race, although he had to do little more
than sit stilL The hoy was severely criticised
for what appeared like some rough riding just
after the start, for whicn, however, he claimed
leter he *-as not to blame.
Earaey Schreiber was not at the track to see
his rood horse in. as he is still in California.
Jack Atkin. his agent in the East, for whom the
hors-e is named, was present, however, and.
highly elated, rushed off to the telegraph office.
«-vrn before the numbers went up, to flash the
pood news to Mr. Bchreiber. He sent the fol
lowing terse message:
""Best horse in the world just won; congratu
This was enough, and while racegoers will not
aajre* with him as ' Jack Atkin being the best
horse in the world. Herman Brandt, his trainer.
and Barney Bchreiber. his owner, have some rea
son to believe so, as the horse keeps on winning
find eMng all thai is required of him in the most
Impressive and convincing- fashion.
EIG CROWD IX ATTENDANCE.
The size of the crowd was a striking tribute
to the sport. It was cosmopolitan in its make
up, but prosperous looking, withal, from club
&)usc to field. Men high in the business, finan
cial a:ii professional ivorlds rubbed elbows with
their lets fortunate brothers in the enjoyment
c? -"-ing the thoroughbreds in keen and bitter
v.ri'c-. The fashionable set was out in force
end j>re-<?rripted the clubhouse in, which was ;
Fay it h the bright gowns and striking milli-
E'ry or the wonv^i. The grandstand was full to
leverßoning. while the lawn In front looked like '
'* Et^rm-suept sea of hats, as from that place
Jttany »^re forced to mtch the races, 01 what
lit:', of them could be seen, with all other points
cf rantagc taken. The field inclosure had every
apjv.iriijirr- of a hugv? ant heap or a mom
*fceat pit In the days «.f a panic. From the
STaud stand it looked as if there was not the
tln!«^t place for the proverbial "one more."
Bdraor.t I'ark. tiio newest and greatest race
cour*., in the country, and fittingly called the
Nevrrark't of America, seemed more Impressive
**!d magnificent than ever in contrast »itlf*the
f'jmc-.ihat natron- confines at Jamaica. It was
thp opening day of the Westchester nacing As
wciaiion sj,rij.g m'.-eting. The various courses
in perfect condition, and so fast that rec
frd.- will be in danger throughout the meeting.
"The horses ran ih.- reverse way of the track, as
*b«-v <y> in EnglariVl. but racegoers have become
awe «.r Jess used to it frort previous seasons
E pS do complaints were heard.
Between races the leather divided attention
*itfc the borees. it compelled keen enjoyment.
toe day v.as made to the exact measure of
*-at amounted to a racing holiday. Those who
•eared t,, Jfave thc . ir cOats and wraps at hojJle
«WUjJ*d the sun too ambitious, but one bad to
s.> C ! i<tioUS il)deed to bid anything to grumble
->U>. < a j- v%as tJlc da ,. and S() • ana y(?t fr-.sfi
the trains, which from noon until
»v "' ° V! ° a: ro3]e< i wp •» the platforms and
th.jusands who sought this means
loV** 11 * I*1 '* the ' !atk . OJi « .'• it sc if transported
Wv^' N '' ! ' l ' /!i j<ar:tui.>e. The parkllke en- I
tfcasM *' tJI lIS hwl ' liu S trees and shrubbery. '
•sitHe 0 - Ti " hlS ' roon ? y * ■ omfortable grandstand
to *^' vlijI ° tl! * syenc across the green infield
; w " ■aio few ljills l^yond, bright it; the
' ■**'*>* *f.rii.j; f v.as a feast iJ the eye.
J->J -> PARADE OF AUTOMOBILES.
»i/ Undr<?<js! made tlle tri »» lw the track in motor
rven; *^ " !!<r< -' *"<** autcroobllea aough of
Ma * ** ' ' lnak * and deiscrlptloii In the parking;
thr* ' ; '*" r '' lIi * l' a<JJo< kl " furnish two or '
T.'.".," < '." <i >>Z " d 631wa * The road leading to '
r-u, j." " V;!ft :ail] y aiiyc ivlUi machines for
U,<'y '' lS J " ft ' r '' T} "i fi»"*t race was called, and \
chi- VV * J< s ' i<JiiJ S ■ enwiixie .■•■■■ 11 from the
jjj ' lli t " u ' h u '"iUis that <ne might hive Jniag- ■
<:C: C - l a v <»"J*-rh:it cup Tine uai »j be de- ;
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THE PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, SPECIAL GUESTS AND GOVERNORS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
■ '• % , - • (Copyright. IWW>. by Harris K»ln..i -- 4 ;_
FOIR AIRSHIP FLIGHTS.
Wright Brothers Cover Three Miles
in Circular Experiment.
Manteo. x. C^ May 13. — The aeroplane in
vented by the Wright brothers, of Dayton. Ohio,
madp four flislits to-day at Kill Dcvi! Hill with
apparently the most successful results. The first
flight was in a straicht course, and the airship
sj» d gracefully alons the route mapped out for
it for three-quarters of a mile. Then followed
an effort of more serious pretensions, the aero
plane this time making a complete circle and
covering: « distance of approximately three
miles At all times tho machine was apparently
under perfect control and in every move ap
peared to respond to the guiding efforts of The
SLAUGHTER IX A JAIL.
Russian Guards Kill Twenty-nine
Prisoners at Ehaterinoslav.
Ekaterfnoelav. May 13.— The attempt made
yesterday by prisoners to break jail here after
making a breach in the wall of the guardroom
with a bomb was a failure, but it brought about
a horrible scene of slaughter in and around the
jail building. Twenty-eight of the prisoners
were shot to death by the guard, and one of
them has since died from his wounds. Thirty
others were wounded, and it is expected that
several of these will die.
_4s fnnn as the bomb was thrown one of the
detachment of prisoners charged the guards in
the courtroom and attempted to climb the wall.
Twelve of thecr ncn were killed instantly, while
others were wounded. At the same time a sec
ond body of prisoners rushed t<> the kitchen,
and, seizing knives and other weapons, at
tempted to cjt their way to liberty. They were
surrounded and killed to a man by the soldier?,
who were Hastily summoned by the prison
The explosion threw the whole prison into a
state of panic. The inmates who took no part
in the plot gathered in the windows overlooking
the courtyard. They were ordered to draw
back, but refused, whereupon the guards fired
volleys into the open windows. Two prisoners
were shot down while attempting to escape over
the roof of Ui«- building. So far as is known not
on<» succeeded in setting away. The chief
warden off the prison Is amontr the wounded.
TRY TO STEAL BRVAX. JR.
Would-Be Kidnappers Escape Trap
Laid by Detectives.
[ By Telegraph to Th» Tribune. I
Galveston, May 13. — William Jennings Bryan,
jr.. seventeen years old, had a narrow escape
this week from the hands of kidnappers, to be
held for a ransom, near Seabrooke, in Harris
Two Plnkerton detectives induced young Bryan
JACK ATKIN WINNING THE METROPOLITAN HANDICAP AT BELMONT PARK YESTERDAY.
1 Photograph by the Pictorial News Cumpany •
to accept an invitation for a hunting expedi
tion arranged by the would-be abductors so
that the officers could capture them. The con
spirators sent a launch, with instructions to
bring nobody hat Bryan to their camp on th.?
i other side of the bay. Bryan was placed aboard
and the officers put off in another boat to reach
the camp, but when they landed they found the
abductors had escaped.
A boatman who had been hired to help In th_
kidnapping tot drunk and told of the plot.
MILLINER WINS $3,200 ON HORSE RACE
Miss .M..H1... B. BThtte. a milliner, saw the horses
prance by the grandstand ... Belmont Park yester
day . and: singling out Jack A ' kl "' said to a '""'
•-••J*T' <1 by her
' -Why 1 aw Jack Atkln> picture In the paper a
»«ek or >•• »Ro I'm P«i»g to I" a little on Jack;
>.. looks Rood to me." <
Mi - White r,H..i William Long, of the marriage
license bureau „< the City Hall, whom ahe knew,
and asked him to lay ti ! »i on Jack Atkin ■" vto 1.
KU<r the ,,» «ap ran Mr. U>ng handed $3,500
a-* Ricninirs 10 Mis- V.lilte.
DEWEY'S "SPECIAL SEC" CHAMPAGNE
Fermented In tne bottle, French method.
I! i Dewe>- ft Sons Co., I3S Fulton fit.. New Yerk.
DIDST CALL BRIDGE SAFE.
Revised Strain Sheets of BlackwelFs
Island Structure Withheld.
Th" pnMtivn statement mad» by ex-Hri'le" Com
missioner Tjniionthal In The Tribune yesterday
morning that the Blackwell's Island Bridge would
he dangerously overloaded if the structure should
be coniiiletod with the liich stresses provided lor
in the revised plan.- brought forth no answer what
ever fr.om the officials of the Bridge Department
Commissioner Stevenson scoffed at the suggestion
made by Mr. LJndenthal that a model pf the m*i>!
compression members of the hri<lir.. should be made
and tested, and intimated that inasmuch as the
department's engineers knew the bridge was saf^
it would be simply a waste of public money to
make such a Kst. chief Engineer Ingersoll posi
tively refused to talk.
Henry B. Seaman, chi-f . nsin-Tr of the Public
Service Commission urd formerly one of the iniiise
experts of the engineering staff of ib.- -its Bridge
Department on the other band, regarded the sug
gestion for a ni"d.l test made b) ex-Commissioner
Undent ha 1 as an admirable one, arid expressed th*
opinion that the Departmen) of Bridges should wel
come indorsement by a comi: sion of expert 011
COMMISSIONER AM' ENGINEER CONFER.
Commissioner Stevenson had a con: ultation yes
terday morning with C. M. Ingersoll, liis chief en
gineer, regarding thr statement made by Gustavc
LJndenthal in The Tribune. Following It Mr.
"We know wV are right in o;r construction of
the Blackwell's Island Bridge. We know the hridgp
is safe. We h=id the bridge computations reflgured
fmn: top to bottom after the Quebec bridge disas
ter, and found lhat tlio weakness there did not
in an) way exist in the Blackwell's Island struct
ure. I do not purpose to he drawn into an argu
ment with an anonymous engineer. While Mr
Undentbal lias been quoted to some extent, be
says himself that he Is noi familiar with the
changes that have been made."
Mr. Stevenson said earlier in the da: that after
the Quebec disaster Mr. Ingersoll, Mr. Seaman.
John B. Wflkins and Leon S. Moisseiff were sent
by the department to make an investigation of the
..-:■:■.■ e,f the collapse This was done because the
rfkckwell's Island Bridge was also a cantilever
structure. Their verbal report to him. Mr. Steven
"som said, agreed with that of the Canadian com
mission, but no written report was mad', as their
information was confidential.
These engineers then made a thorough re-exami
nation of Th. local bridge. Mr. Stevenson said that
they were satisfied that the structure was abso
lutely safe, He said that Mr. Moisseiff had made
a report to the United States government, having
been detailed to do so. Mr. Stevenson said that
there was probably no superior in the profession to
Mr. Moisseiff in figuring tensile strength in bridges.
He is now in Europe.
Mr. Undenthal's suggestion of a model to give
a practical test of the bridge was scoffed at by
Mr. Stevenson. He said that as they were sure
that the bridge was safe it w-<uild be foolish to
subject the city to the additional cost.
MR. SEAMAN FAVORS A TEST.
Henry B. Seaman, chief engineer of the Public
Service Commission, was asked by a Tribune re
porter if he had made a verbal report while a
member of the vngineerkig fctafT of the Bridge
Department to the effect that he was satisfied that
the Blackwell's Island BriU^*.-, as erected, was ab
•oldtely safe, a- stated In the interview earlier in
tho day with Bridge Commissioner Stevenson?
"l have nut had time," replied Mr. Sen wan, "to
read carefully ii:<- article which appeared in The
Tribune of Monday morning with respect to the
Blackwell's Island Bridge, but abstracts from it
bav< been read '•<■ me. I nave also glanced over
the articl< la The Tribune 'f this morning which
contains tha suggestion from ex-Commlsaionei
LJndenthal that tests of models of the main com
pression members of the itructure should rip mad*v
1 Miiiik this Btiggest on an admirable one; the oost
ivould i"- comparatively small, snd I think it un
doubtedly uoiiM receive the todorsement <>f Chief
"The Bridge Commissioner, In a statement made
to-day, said that you «••■ ■ one of A party of four
engineers from th- city Bridge Department that
was sent to Quebec to niaKe an Investigation Into
the cause of th*» collapse of the cantilever bridge
there. He also stated that you agreed with the
views expressed in the report of the Canadian
commission as to th« cause >■:" the collapse?"
"The views of the Canadian commission had not
beep expressed at the time we made our report.
Gmticufd «n foiuUt s«<«.
"L" MURJ)EB EXPLAINED
U 111 El) TO KILL lirrCUEll.
But WovXd-Be Victim I'scd Knife
First — Two Arrests.
With the arrest for the second time of Pas
qualle Lavaglia lato yesterday l>y detectives
of the tv-ntral office, the police have a pris
oner who seems r^ble to explain the mur
der of Thomas Perimq on the Third avenue
elevated station at -*th street on Tuesday
night. The prisoner appeared on Tuesday
evening at Pt. Gregory's Hospital, where he had
several stab wounds dressed, which h* told the
police he hid received at Third avenue and ITUi
street. He was permitted to k". -md th^n the po
l!c< received word of tii* stabbing at - s th
After i.avaclia was put through the third <i' 3
gTee th" police leirned, they say, that he and
two others were hired to kill a man named
"Whitey" Miller, an employe of a butcher .-hop
at Xo. i;i; Catherine street, and that it was he
whom they thought they attacked on the stepie
of The 28th street station.
Perimo, th^ murdered man. was ono of the
trio, according to the police, the prisoner him
self was another, and the police say they know
thi third but won't tell who jt is. Corrobora
tion of the information alleged to have been ob
tained from Lavaglia came to the Central Office
yesterday over the telephone, a voice at the
other end saying: "I'm the man who killed
Perimo, but I did it in self-defence; be -md two
others set nr|n me, and I had to defend my
Kate last mplit tile Miller of the case, who
proved to be Oscar Mueller, of No. 4.''.r. K»urth
avemi>\ Brooklyn, was arrested n<*ar there, by
Manhattan Central Office detectives and locked
ap at Police Headquarters, charged with caus
ing the death of Thomas Perimo.
Mueller said he worked for a butcher named
Kahn, at No. >'<*', Catharine street. On Friday
last, he said, he and another employe, William
Koenig, of No. KM Marcy avenue, Brooklyn,
were out in front of the shop unloading some
beef. Two Italians who were loitering about the
doorway got in his way, he declared, ami nfter
he had ordered them to set away and they still
persisted in hanjrini? about he knocked 01 f
On Saturday, lie said, an Italian entered the
store and, coming up to him. said: ■'I've been
hired to do you up for 550; now. 1 don't want
to do you up, so let's p.-t together on this deil
this way. You meet me somewhere and II!
bang you up a little anil you put some bandages
around your head and make out you've been
handled pretty roughly, and well split the $50."
After that Mueller said he heard there was a
gang of Italians trailing him.
"And then on Tuesday night."' continued Muel
ler, "this gang jumped on me on the V,' steps,
and I pulled the knife and got busy. One fel-
low went down, that Perirno. I guess, from what
I've read since, and the rest scattered. 1 took
after one, and I guess that's this Lavaglia, but
he g<>t away. And then I went back to the
Mueller waa taken from Police Headquarter*
(o Bellevue Hospital at an early hour this morn
ing and first to the cot of George Kaiser. The
patleni to.>k one look at Mueller and then said
thai h>- had never seen aim before.
At Lavaglia'a cot, however, there waa ;t dif
ferent set ne. Whfle the three detectives who
bad arrested Mueller were approaching tha
cot with their prisoner l.uvaxli.i raised himself
up on lii^ elbows, and as Mueller «ot near the
col hp tried to leap at him. "That's the man
who killed my partner and who did for me.**
Bhouted the Italian, and the detectives bad to
ad quickly to restrain him frfcm attacking
Mueller In the hospital
REAR ADMIRAL RAE DEAD.
Washington, .May IS. R< ai Admiral Charles
Whiteslde Flae. engineer in ■ btei of the navy
and chief of th' bureau 01 steam navigation of
'th* Navy Department, died at his home here to
night, from a complication 01 diseases.
AFGHANS READY TO FIGHT
Punitive Force Reaches Hand—
Ameer Threatens Rebel*.
Simla, May 13.— The British pwnJtiTe force
against th« Mohmand tribesmen, wiiich consists
of two brigades under the command ol M <j"r
Uenerai Star James Willcocks, has arrived at
Dand. twenty miles nortTa of Peshawar. If is
evident that the tribesmen Intend rie' ting, for
they have scut their women and children away
nri'l have taken positions in th<-> hills
Aa an Indication of hi* friendliness toward the
Britisb the Ameer of Afgbanistaa has issued
stringent orders against preaching a taolj war
nndei penalty of tearing out the offenders'
tongues. He l.as also Issued orders, that all
Afghans who join the invading tribesmen shall
have their feel 1 ut off.
■' ■ —
TOTAL SHOUT AGE $IJOoO/WO.l J OoO/WO.
Alleged Thai PHtsburg Cashier
Operated by Spurious- Xotes.
[Ry T°t»graph 10 Th" Tribune. )
Pittsburg-, May 1."..— As a result of further in
vestigation by National Bank Examiner William
I. Folds, the shortage of William Montgomery,
former cashier of the Allegheny National Bank,
has been Increased $100,000, making the total
amount of his known defalcation $] 350.0U©
To-day Montgomery, under guard of his
friends, was taken to the off! of bis attorney,
where he made another and fuller statement. It
is said that he gave information which will
probably result in the arrest of persona impli
cated with him in looting the bank.
The announcement was made this afternoon on
the floor of the Clearing House that the Marine
National Bank, which for years has cleared
through the Alleghany. would in future clear
through the Union National.
The system by which Montgomery is alleged
to have operated became known to-day. it is
said that most of the money was taken from
the bank on notes signed with names greatly re
sembling those of prominent business men. the
names being slightly misspelled or the middle
initial changed, it is asserted that Montgom
ery later signed the names correctly, and that
there will likely be a number of charges of for
gery made against him.
THREE TOWNS WRECKED.
Tornadoes Cause Loss of Life and
Great Pro pert'/ Da mage.
Atlanta. May 13. — A tornado | irta of
Louisiana to-day, causing 10.-s of life in Gilttam,
Oil City and BoDinger, La The storm started
north of Shreveport, swept along to Little Rock,
Texarkana. and is centred to-night in Texas,
The propi rty damage is heavy.
It Is reported that Giliiam. a town ot two
hundred inhabitants, is "wiped out and that a
number of lives has been lost. <_>: City is aN >
reported destroyed, with a loss of life, and a
number of persons injured. Three persona are
reported killed and ten others injured at BolHn
ger. which was practically destroyed.
I By Telegrmpb t-> Thr- Tribune, ]
Guthrie. Okla.. May .11.— The town »l Norman
was partly wrecked by a tornado and clouuburst
to-night. At Franklin many nous* wen de
stroyed and several persona injured. Tornadoes
caused much damage at Shaw nee, tlardin sad
"IN GOD WE TRUST" GOES BACK.
Both Houses of Congress Have Voted to Re
store Coin Motto.
Washington, m.i-, 13 iv. s. < • le :
without amendment, t*M llmm bill restoring th»
motto "In <.■■'! Ws Trust" 1 1 mted
TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY HOUR
ON THE HOUR
In I Hour?. En N- ■>.* Jer»*v C«ntr.»! Schedule oa
tue 12. lid PATRONS FRAJSE JT.-AdvL
PRICE THRKK CENTS.
DEVISISG PLASS TO SAVE
NATVRAL RKSOI'KI KS.
I Remarkable Gathering: of Public
Men at White House — State
and National Organization,
May Result. \ r
[From Th« Tribun- Bureau. J
■Washington. May lo.— The conference of *■**••.
ernors at the White House to-day on the con
servation of natural resources was a personal
triumph for the President, as well as an epoch
making, historic event. When he called the re
markable gathering to order he was applauded
and in his opening address was frequently com
pelled to stop to let the Governors and scdentist3
. hrer themselves into silence. With the excep
tion of ex-President Cleveland, who was unablai
to come to Washington on account of Illness,
all the distinguished invited guests were pres
ent, and with few absentees all the Governors
expected were seated facing the President in that
East Room when the Executive's gavel fell to
call lisa meeting to order. The most applauded
features of the morning session, which was de
voted almost entirely to the President's address,
were those passages in which he recalled thai
fact that Washington had been instrumental In,
gathering a similar conference, which resulted
In the adoption of the Constitution of the United
States, and his challenge tojCongress to provide
for the perpetuation of the Waterways Commis
sion or he would do it himself. Governor
Hughes, who chose a seat in the first row next
to William J. Bryan and immediately in front
of the President, led frequently In the numerous
demonstrations of approval which interrupted
RESULTS OF FIRST DAT.
Two Ideas destined to mark material progress)
in America's future resulted from the first day
of the conference. The first is that a permanent
organization between the states and the nation
is necessary to accomplish the end sought, and
will probably result from the present conference.
The second, suggested by Secretary Root. is that
there is no limitation by th» Constitution to the
agreements which may be mad* between th«
states, subject to the approval of (•onarn»«s. Tho
two ideas fully developed, it Is predicted, would
result in the conservation of the energies and re
sources of the nation through uniform and tin
conflicting: laws, both national and state.
The idea that the conference should be per
petuated developed in the form of resolutions of
fered by Governor Glenn of North Carolina and
Governor Folk of Missouri. There were many
others, but a parliamentary move to save tima
sent them to committee for consideration.
So crowded was the day with interesting and
important developments and so fraught with,
history making possibilities— material, political
and social— that to make a categorical enumera
tion of its features would seem to give the beat
conception of the occasion.
THE SCENE in THE EAST ROOM.
Forty-four Governors of sovereign states of
the Union sat on gilded chairs in the historic
East Room of the White House and chatted
fror- 111 to 11 o'clock this morning-. Five hun
dred other persons taxed the capacity of the
room. They were Cabinet officers. Supremo
Court justices. Senators. Representatives and
experts in all lines of industry. "With a flourish,
of trumpets the President and the Vice-Presi
dent entered at 11 o'clock, and the conference,
the first of its kind in the history of th*« nation.
The setting of the scene was magnificent and
impressive. It was the East Room, designed in
Colonial days, and occupying the entire east end
of the mansion. it is elegant in its polished oak
floor, white walls and celling rich In simplicity
Of decoration and gold plush draperies. The as
semblage faced the east wall, where there was
a platform done in green plush, backed by two
large framed maps of the United States show
ing in co^rs its various resources, in the centre
of which was a device for the production of
colored glass illustrations of the speeches, with a
glaring reproduction of a forest fire on view.
Seats of honor directly in front of these maps
were occupied by members of the Cabinet and
Justices of the Supreme Court. The President,
and the Vice- President occupied high backed,
green plush chairs on either side of the centre.'
PRESIDENT WARMLY WELCOMED.
There was no doubting the first climax of th»
flay. It was the reception of the President. He*
bad been at work in the executive offices up to>
the very minute of convenfng. He entered the
East Room at exactly 11 o'clock, as the Marine
Band gave the Presidential honors. The Gov
ernors arose; they clapped their hands; they
shouted. Five hundred others took the cue. and
the demonstration became tumultuous.
Then followed a hush. The venerable Dr. Ed
ward Everett Hale, the chaplain of th« Senate,
leaning one arm on the back of th? chair la
which the President sat. read from the Script
ures the description of the fertilty of the land
promised to the Children of Israel, and followed
with a supplication for guidance tn the present
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minute speech v.as many times interrupted by
applause, and when he finally reached his point
.••' praise of Hat Inland Waterways Commission
and declared with characteristic vigor that
should Congress neglect to perpetuate the com-
Illilli" • will di> it myself." he "captured" the
assemblage. The Governors stood up andi
shouted. Senators and Congressmen added a
laugh to their applause, and general assent waa
given to the sentiment.
THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
The President spoke as follows:
Governors of the Several States and Gf ntiemen*
I welcome you to this ccnferencc at the White
House. You have tow hither at my request
so that we may Join together to consider the
question ■■• the conservation and use vt th«
great amrntal sources of wealth of thU
nation. So vital is thai question that tor the
tirxt time in our history the chief executive of
ficers 'of the seal separately arid of the seal
together forming the nation have met to con-
With the Governors come men from eae!i
state chosen for their special acquaintance wit.i
the terms of the problem thai is before us.
Among them are experts in natural resources
and representatives of national organt,:a,tioi:J
concerned iti the development and use or thestj
resources: the Senators and Representatives in
Congress: the Supreme Court, the Cabinet and
ihe Inland Waterways Commission have like
wail been invited 10 the conference, wliich i*
therefore national in a peculiar sense.
Thli conference on its* conservation of natural
resources is in effect a meeting- of the repre
sentatives of all the people of th/» United States
called to consider the weightiest problem now
before the nation, and the utv.4ji.-u for u«