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They Look for Radicals to
Attempt to Take Control
of Chicago Conference
National Party Plauned
Non-Partisan League and
I. W. W. Co?operating;
r'ight 1* Expected To-day
Staff C u n p mricnce
CHICAGO. Jan. 13.* -Friends of "Tom"'
Mooncy, who called a national labor
conference here for to-morrow to help
obtain his release from San Quentin
prison, are fearful to-night that by
placing thc taint of Bolshevism on the
prisoner t ey will destroy whatever
chance he may have of being freed.
They fe.tr a fight on the floor of tho
convention between straight trade
unionists, whose only reason for com?
ing was to help Mooncy, and ultra-rsd
icals, who plan t" use the meeting to
organize a national political party.
They also t'car thc ultra-radicals may
take the convention away from its
orpanizers and. sidctrackinrj Mooncy,
proceed to create an independent West?
ern Federation of Labor that will
include in its memb'jrsihip the Non
Partisan Leagtic of North Dakota, what
remains of the 1. \V. VV. and other
A - a v ay out. E, U, Nolan, of San
Francisco, secretary-treasurcr of thc In?
ternational Defence League, thc man
who has done most or thc work for
Mooncy, Kuggcsts that after the Moon iy
matter is disposed of the convention
adjourn and reasscmble later for polit?
ical purposes. This plan meets with tho
approval of J. L. Leseur. thc Western
radical and one of A. C, Townley's lieu
tcnants in the Non-Partisan League.
Unionists Threatcn Bolt
This is objectionablc to thc trade
unionists, who threatcn to bolt thc con
ference if this programme seems likely
to be adopted, to denounce the proj->'
tors of thc ntccting for acting in bad
faith and of cxploiting Mooncy for
ultcrior purposes. and to leave tho
ultra-radicals to do as they please.
There also threatens to be a row in
th? convention over the way in which
funds raised for Mooney's defence are
being used. Delegates who have pa. 1
then- own expenses here or have Ii i .1
them paid by their organizations, have
found that in some instances men have
been brought here at the expensc of the
defence f'und. How many of these thoro
are ir one of thc questions being asked.
Nolan, under the circumstances, is
admittcdly worricd. He savs nothing
will he pcrmittcd thal will ttnd to hurt
Mooncy. Rut he fears that something
will develop that will not bc to
Moonej' ir.1 rest.
"So fai as we ean control things," hc
naid to-night. "The meeting will be
Mooney and noththg else. | know some
plan to adopt a reconstruction pro?
gramme and that there nre others who
plan for radical political action. but no
friend of Tom Mooney will pem-.it. tha*
if hc can help it. If wc can free
Mooney. thereby creating a precedent
by which labor will be assured iustice'
we will have done thc biggest kind o;
Would h'nd His Chances
"On tlie other hand, if, as some fear
thc meeting is turned into nn ultra
radical political affair. whether it he
called Bolshevik or not, Moon, -.- will
he stabbed in th? house of h\ - nip
T'0?cd frienJs. We realize that in the
present tat< '.r- public opinion a Bol?
shevik tag en Mooney means an end
to his chances and that hc v,;!! stay
m^prison to the eiul of his days."
"It may be that' the matter can bc
disposed of hy first disposing of the
Mooney cosc," continued Nolan, "and
then allowing those who mav wish to
do so to hold a political meeting. That
is one way put. '
Nolan L-aid he hoped John Fitzpat
nck, candidate of Chicago's labor party
? or Mayor and leader of lhe trade
union movement here, would serve as
temporary chairman. He also iaid
hc had consultcd with Ed Nockels,
probably the stronges! labor man in
md that Nockels and he had
Egreed -; ? iv;.;7;: must he confined
i to a discussion of Mooney's case and
, nothing clae.
Friends of Fitzpatrick cxpressed
i doubt thai he v/ou'd take part in the
! meeting unless he wns definitely as
sr.red that it would not resolve itself
mto an organized attack on the Ameri
; can Federation of Labor and also not
be used to form n new political party.
Labor Leaders Won't Attend
While there are several men of na?
tional prominence in the labor move?
ment in Chicago, it is doubtful if any
of them will take part in the confer
ence. Among them are Matthew Woll,
acting president of the American Fed?
eration of Labor in the absence abroad
of Samuel Gompers, and George W.
Perkins. of the Cigarmakers Interna?
tional Union. Woll is here on business
of the photo-engravers. He says hc
will not, attend. Neither will Perkins.
Nor will any of the great interna
, tional unions he represented. The
? machinists and tho miners. most radi?
cal of all the unions making up tlie
American Federation of Labor, have
declined to participate in the meeting
as a national body. So, too, have the
teainsters, the longshoremen, the car?
penters and the printers.
The Amalgamated Clothing Worker*--,
the radical New York East Side body
which has been fighting the American
Federation of Labor, is expected to
'? havo representatives present, and it is
thought possible that the International
Ladies' Garment Workers, largely a
Xew York organization; the Mine and
Smelter Workers and the Pulp and
Sulphite Workers will be represented
i as international bodies.
Few Unions Represented
All told, Secretary Nolan cstimates
that perhaps "a half dozen interna
i tional unions" may be represented as
, such. Of thc 17,.r>00 local and central
bodies in thc country, he estimates
that 1,000 will by represented by dele?
There vill he no representative of
thc San Francisco Tra Ies and Labor
, Council, the central body of Mooney's
home town. Tho council has specifi
callv refused to participate, though
Kcveral of its constituent bodies have
The largest Pacific Coast delegation
will coniu from Seattle, hearied by
James R. Duncan. Thi? is a radical
group, and is expected to bring with
it t're plan lor tlie independent West?
ern lnbor mcvement.
The call tor tbe conference is so
looscly drawn that almost anything
icmotcly connected with labor or poli?
tics may be presented. Thc tentative
programme rails for Federal interven
tio:i in Mooney's ca^e, for a campaign
of publicity to obtain a law cover?
ing cases similar to Mooney's. and. as
a last. rosort, a general strike. 1 hc
call, however. provides for the con?
sideration of "other plans and proposi
t.ions tha',. organizations have instruct-1
ed their dclegate.; to prerent.-' \
Would Help I. W. W.
Under thi? heading a resolution will
be adopted calling for thc pardon of
the I. W. W. and other "political pris
lt will also permit of the introduc
tion of a resolution calling on West
i ern unions of radical tendencies to
i-uhdraw from the American Federa?
tion. Such a resolution is ready, but
i whether or r.ot it will be presented de
? pends o;i the sitccefs Nolan may or
i may not have in keeping out matters
; not direclly connected with Mooney's
i Thc Western Federation of Labor
! movement is not new. One was formed
I many years ago by the Socialist, anti
| Gompers elcment in thc labor niovc
ment, but it was short-lived. Later,
the Western Federation of Miners. of
' which the I. AV. W. is the sole surviv
ing child. wns sought to bc used as
th" nucleus of a similar movement.
W. Bourke Cotkran, of New York, of
counsel for Mooney, will arrive hero
to-morrow to address the convention
Wednesday. Frank P. Walsh, former
chairman. with ex-President Taft, of
the War Labor Board, will speak just
Auto Parts Trust Case Ln
Twenty-one individuals and scventcen
corporations composing the menibcr
ahip of the National Associatior; of
Automobile Accessory Jobbers were
placed on trial yesterduy before Judge
Learned Hand, in thc i/ederal District
Court, on an indictment returned near?
ly a ye ir ago chargirig violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law.
As the otTence charged is only a mis
demeanor, Judge Hand nformed Emory
11. Buckner and Claude Thompson,
coun: el for the defendants, that it is
not necessary for them to have their
clients in court during the course of
the trial. It is expected that the trial
will last 'about. eight weeks. Assistant
United Statcs Attorney Henry Guiler
and Ben A. Mathews have charge of thc
prosccution. Yesterday's session was
taken up b" tho examiriation of jurors.
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SUNDAY'S TRIBUNE GRAPHIC
DAUGHTER OE SLAYER OF JACQUES LEBAUDY
Jacqueline Lebaudy, to protect whom Mme. Lebaudy is said to have
Mme. Lelwiidy Says She Killed
'ushand lo Save Her Daughter
( onl inucd from pusc I
dorness for the girl. Harry Mocro, thc
niother's attorney, said the statements
laid to Lebaudy, i:i which hc denied
tlie parentage of Jacqueline, ".ere nbso
lutely false, as Kiisc Roucuct, thc cook,
had been thc trirl's nursc in infancy.
Mme, Le-bandy was till conlincd in
her bedroom. After the mcctinp: with
Mr. Moore she had but one other vi'si
tor, nnd that was thc kindly Father
McGinnis. His, story of th" woman
was given to tlie newspaper men in an
interview, and lie declared Lebaudy was
insane without a doubt.
Father McGinnis se id :
"I was frequently called iv thc dead
of the night to settle quarrels between
Lebaudy and his wife. J alwa; bu
licved sometning tragic would happen;
either Lebaudy would kill her cr she
would kill him. 1 have been more iro
qtfently called there than anywhen
else. The girl would often call mc on
the 'phone, saying excitcdly, "
hero!" and 1 would go ovei
Th.re would always he quarr
arguments, and 1 would find thc girl
loeked up in a room Somctimes both
mother and daughter would bc loeked
"He had chased his wife around thc
roorn with a. knife ir. his hand. Hc was
insane, without doubt. ar.d there is no
ono around her who does not believe it.
Lebaudy's Assaults Anticipated
"Jacqueline's life has been one of
continual torment. I would often go
over there and find Mrs. Lebaudy all
dressed, waitinc; for thc usual assault
on the house- by her husband. She
would be so frightened she would un
ticipate his visits and would 1 ick up
the girl to protect her against her
Lebaudy's ecccntricities were the
talk of the county. He would. it is
said, put ice on the hay mows tp keep
the hay cool; he would saddle cows,
hitch them to automobilcs, hire mes
sengcr boys ar.d farmers to carry en
an imaginury cavalry charge against
his neighbors, himself ridin:.: one of
thc few good horscs in his s table,
blowinp flourishes on a tin bugle; he
was extravagant with his wife i nc
night and would come home tli" next
without a penny. He would have gold
pieces in his pcckel and somctimes
would bring home large quantities of
coal or cans of oil.
Called "Count" on Broadway
Lebaudy's 1'reak mannerisms and bis
absoiute dis'.ain for conventions won
him reputation among the Broadway
cafes, where he was always called the
"Count." He had several aliascs, and
this fact mad- it difficult for hi:.
friends to trace him.
He was the common law husband of
Mme. Lebaudy, it is said. "There can
be little doubt as to the legality of the
relntion between Mme. Lebaudy and
her late husband," Mr. Moore, counsel
for thc woman, said to-day. He stated
emphatically that the law would recog
nizc Mme. Lebaudy as lhe inheritor by
at least one-third of whatever estate
the ''EmperoT of Sahara" left, and thc
rest, he said, would naturaliy 150 to the
daughter. who was the only child.
Mr. Moore is lookir.g for a wil. So
far the search has, proved fruitlcss.
Should there he no document of that
kind the court would appoint an ad?
ministrator, Mr. Moore said.
Lebaudy Insane, Moore Says
Lebaudy had already beon eharged
with insanity twice, Mr. Moore said.
The last charge waa pi'eferred by his
wife after some net of violence, ' Two
commissioners of lunacy declared Le
baudy to be insane," Mr, Moore said,
"but he was released from the asylum
on a writ of hnbeas corpuii, and Judge
Callahan di.inissod thc case. that
Moore told of an atte ;ipl ?
to cject his wife from tbe.
ip 191 !. Judge Lewi? Sn ith
then Digtrict Attorney ol Na
ty, was called by Mrs, Lobaiuly ..'
night, Moore rolutod, Mrs. Lobaudy
v.'us alarmed, .aying thal t . , itrangfi
men wcrc taking tin- furniture from
her homc. The |)intriet Attorney neilt
help and found thnt thc men had no
ritfht to movo the things, They had to
A conversation which Mr, Moore had
with thc daughtor Jacquelini Inte lan
night proved that, ihe father had bCMl
nlmoKt bru'.V in his treatment of '
since !thc waa four ycara 01,l.
"1 can lir ? 1 emomber," ; ho girl said,
"tho time 1 liv.-d wltll inniiiiiia and
pi pa at, thc Hot.-i Savoy, New York. I
wiii ttbout five years oid, i remembei
1 api( wi, Blwayo harsh and unkind to
me. lle \s.:n called thc Coiwi, de Lyc 11
Li bi d
?. ho <"i 1
ni C 11
And when we move,! later fo long Isl?
and hc did not improvc. Ii-.' made me
do hard work aboul the house most of
A liveryman of Mineola, John A. Sea?
man, said he had take.i Lebaudy over
from thc \ illagc to hi? I ousc recently
and thal Lel au ly offered him $5,000
; if ii" could gcl ' is wife and child out
of the house. "1 am going to buy 1,000
cows and 1 want to use the place for
a dairy farm," Lebaudy told him.
Thi ? v.i; i on thc Sunday bc fore Le?
baudy was killed. He told Seaman that
the people in the house were not re
vlatcd to him; hc asked the man also
if he carried a gun, and also directed
thc liveryman io paint a "For Sale"
? ig i and pui it on thc hous i.
i'hc following .'-':.I iinia-. Seaman was
c ill cd to Thc ' odge, and hc found
L, buud;, ... ring, down the cel
lar doora and wanted to use Sea?
man' - i ool i. 'i i',>r ?? he purpose. He
asked Seaman Lo drive over private
roads, and whtni hc refused Le
baud\ beeame angercd, saying, "If
thcre's any trouble ['11 buy the whole
place." il,' ijaid later h ? would control
I all of Nassau County himself, accord?
ing to Sea man' ? ? tory,
Tl. w ho have called on Mme. Le?
baudy say the house is practlcally
barren of furniture downstairs. The
upper parl is furnished plainly but
comfortably. Lebaudy's lit- of economy
lefl his wife without sufficient means
to purchase 'oal, il is said. fle dam
aged t!-e ho1 water system of 'he house
on a rec nt vi3it, aboul t\v., months
ago, when hc went about with an axe
terrifying the occupants, according to
>?'!">-. Little coal stoves kept the
upper bedrooms warm. Many of the
fiftv rooms of the dwelling arc unin
The house i i a drab gray color. badly
ii-, need of paint. The spacious grounds,
once a beautiful park, now are nc
Detectives Giiard Grounds
Detective James Barbuti and Con
stable Charles O'Connor and Lester
Thorn havo been keeping lonely watch
over ihe place, and are within calling
distantc of Mme. Lebaudy.
Mrs, Phineas Seaman, w'fe of thc
county sheri F, said the apartment oc?
cupied by Blanea de Saullcs and Mrs.
Florenec Carman would be put in
readiness for Mme. Lebaudy. if she
were transferrcd to thc jail. The room
she showed was a plain little bedroom
that communieated with the shoriff's
j p.-rtn enff*.
.'??'? Kosenfeld, thc messenger who
accompanied Lehaudy to Westbury tbe
night 1.' was shot, told two soldiers
frcm Camp Mills, who found him cry
ing because Lebaudy had not paid him
h $2 messenger foe, that Lebaudy
had terriried him by his actions. Th"
soldiers who related this were Ray
moiid D. Jubb, of Baltimore, and Harry
Dover, of Fresno, Cal., both privLtes
.7 Roosevelt Aviation Field.
No Record of Wealth
The lack of definite information as
to Lebaudy's fortune, reputed to be
several million . is clm to thc manner
in which ho kenl his money. Iie loft
no record of his wealth, and further
i e< was known to have carried large
si'.ma about in sttchcls and boxes, plac
ing them at. various hotels like ordi
| nary baggage, Moore said the strong
box in th- Lodge .vould have to be
!".', ken oprn.
Thi life -7 '';-, -;lnin millionaire
rcp.ds like ;i taie of thc Arabian Nights.
Aftoi his escapade in the Sahara, with
ih, fall of his "cinriire" there, he went
lo Lond< i and istablished an claboratc
. itirl in Ihe Suvoy Hotel. ITc had a
glitt.cring throne ri om r.iul made cvery
(ni observc thc slrictest rule of court
etiquette, especialiy Ihe rule prohibit
ing any i i, roi aving his presenco
with his back turned.
He cain*1 from London to America,
according to Moore, and continued his
? , ?- ???: of i "?' r-.'-; ?:?? ice nnd recklc
] ir.g for :, I iie.e nt Larchuiont,
? purchasing thc estate in West
s.ili irn Mnrrtagc Lav. Followed
Lebaudy'a lonsftn for not tr.akiti"; hi
macraj ? -. ? " thu usual form was that
il ,,",. col ! ted apFter the laws of thc
of Sahai?-. ' Hc had always
introduced Mine. Lebaudy as his wife.
'1 | ,-f. ivill be no po libla litigation
,,.. !? : i- ....tate, d r. Mo< re - aid, "If
Lebaudy ltft anything, hia relutives in
France will nol ,'""t ' : 'l will, be
, . '. .? i new Min !. Lebnu .1 ? well
:. '.!' i ' I."
! i . - .? ho r Cobaudj wa ? de
i.,,,:, ,| recall an oi I r with an upto ?\\
\ costumcr Un- 6,000 Bpiked German hol
, ,, ; for immediate dolivory.
!.? b.ui Ij' body is at o rlempstead
un'ici Ial-:! r i utubliahmcnt, It was
, to ,,:,;. li: ?! Mme, Lebaudy
?would duect thc arrangemonts forl
Of Threalening Notes
Dictated hy Lebaudy
Jacques Lebaudy, sometime "Emperor j
-?t' the Sahara," wrote threatening let- :
-is to Madame Lebaudy, by whom he
was shot and killed last Saturday night, j
according to the public stenographer of i
the Hotel Wallick, who handled much
of Lebaudy's correspondence. These
threats were somewhat vague and wcrc
expressed in indefinite phrases, but :
their purpose was unmistakable, the
stenographer said, asssrting they ap
plied also to Jacqueline. thc little I
daughter of Mme. Lebaudy.
These letters were not addressed to
Mme. Lebaudy under that name, but
"Comptesse de Loches," Mme. Le?
baudy's former name. Each began
"Dear Madam." and while none con
tained a single word of love or affec.
tion tlie stenographer declared she had
gained the impression that he was ex
tremely fond. in a way, of Mme. Le?
baudy and her daughter and very jeal
ous of them.
On the other hand. she said, he had
repeatedly expressed a desire to get
them out of his Westbury. L. L, homc,
saying over and ovi r that "they a'd
not belong there" and that everything
t!-,e,re was the property of the ^ondon
and Liverpool Bank.
"Uun Out" of Hotel
Lebaudy spent much time around the
writing room of thc Hotel Wallick,
according to hotel employes, and fre
quently made himsclf obnoxious to na
trons of the hotel and the stenographer
by his rough language and eccentric
ile was a steady patron of the
stenographer and thc impression be
created is indicated by the entries in ;
her cash hook reading- "The Nut," with
thc amounts hc paid for work, ranging
from 50 cents to $lu. entered oppositc
that name. liis actions several times
caused her to "run him out," as she,
expressed it, and she took such action
Saturday afternoon, shortly before Le?
baudy left for Long Island.
Lebaudy, who had been in the Wal?
lick on Thursday and Friday, came into
tbe writing room Saturday afternoon,
accompanied by Mark Rosenfeld. a fif
teen-year-old Western l'nion messen
ger. and dictated two letters. One was
addressed to "Robert Mantcll's Leading
Wrote to Mrs. Mantell
ln it he asked if the person addressea
would consider an offer to become
reader to a private family of three.
lle gave assurance that the work would
nol occupy more than three hours a
day and that she would receive 20 pet
cent more salary than she was ree.oiv
ing at prcsent. He inclosed an cnvel
ope addressed in care of the Hotel
Wallick stenographer for a reply. ?
Lebaudy, according to the stenog?
rapher, was passionately fond of
Shakespeare and frcquentiy paid her
to read to him, becoming wildly ex
eited if her reading of the lines did
not express the lire and passion hc
thought they required. Mantcll's lead?
ing woman is Genevieve Hamper. who,
in private life is Mrs. Mantell. She is
nov. playing with her husband in Itoch
cster, N, Y.
After writing this letter, Lebaudy
said he was going to the Manhattan
Storage Warehouae at Seventh Avenue
and Fifty-seventh Street. to get a bun
dle of furs. lle asked the stenographer
to accompany him as a witness and.
when she declined, persuaded a young
stationery salesman, who was in tho
hotel, to go. They drove to thc warc
house, but found it closed.
Criticized >Ynrehouse Employes
Lebaudy then returned to thc Wal?
lick and dictated a letter to the ware?
house company complaining of the dis
courlesy of it employes and stating he
would come to get what belonged to
him January 13. Hc also made an ap?
pointment with the salesman to accom?
pany him at that time.
At the warehouse yesterday it was
said t,ebaudy h-.ul com'- to the place
early in the afternoon and taken out
a fur eoat. At first, employes said. hc
had declined to sign a reccipt, but
linaly had done so. He returned later
in the afternoon but found only <hc
watchman on duty.
While dictaling his letter ,o the
warehouse company, Lebaudy began
tearing up sheets of paper and throw
ing them on the floor. The stcnog
raphcr demanded that hc stop this.
When she had tinished the letter and
lean.ed over to pick up thc I itter. h .?
thrust a dollar-bill in payment for her
".?41k down the back of her waisjt. She
indignantly resented this, she said. and
ordered him out,
Dictated in Early Morn
Lebaudy evidently cxpected to stay
some days at Westbury, she said, as he
had given her his home telephone num?
ber. Many of the replies to his letters
came in her care. Once he had called
her up at home at _:30 in the morning
to dictatc a letter and another time at
<5 a. m.
She has no copies of Lebaudy's let?
ters, as he watched carefully the num?
ber of copies she m_dc and made sure
nothing was left in her hands. She had
seen. she said, biils in his possession
for groceries c.nd provisions furnished
the Westbury hottsehald and assumed
that he had paid those, yet he had
requested her to go to Westbury and
watch ihe ininates of his house, which
she had declined to do.
Lebaudy's business correspondence,
she said, was so diversified that for
a long time after he began coming to
the Wallick. she was unable to de?
termine who or what he was. For
a time, she said, she thought him a
German spy, because once when she
was reading to him something about
the K.iibcr, ho- leaped to his feet and
Wore Miifiler, Xot Collar
lle was extremely careless of his
personal appearance, she said- often
wearing a muffier wrapped about his
nec.k in place of a collar and his hends
being usually unwashed.
When Lebaudy came to thc Wallick
Saturday, hotel cmployes said that
Mark Rosenfeld, the messenger who
carried the coffee, condonsed milk and
other articles he h_d with him, even
then was badly frightened. Rosenfeld
still was in bed yesterday as a result
of the shock and -fright suffered at
Westbury Saturday night when he
claims his life was threatened by Le?
baudy. He will give his ve'rsion of
tho oecurrences at the "House of Fifty
Rooms" to the district attorney this
morning. He sent word through his
mothei th-nt Mme Lebaudy had pro
tectod his life at thc risk of h?r own
and that ho would defend her "to the
: last drop of his blood."
[?183,778 Contributed in Year
To United Hospital Fund
Albert H. Wiggin, treasurer of thc
United Hospital Fund of N'ew York
City, reported yesterday at the annual
meeting of tho fund that receipts for
the year were $183,778, n guin of 30 per
cent over those of the previous year.
Tho increase in administrative, adver?
tising and cierical uxpense in raising
money was oulv G per cent.
it. is planned to raise $250,000 this
year to maintaiii Pree hospital servico
ajid help meol the deficit of $391,481
Incurred ui thc last year by thirty-six
of ii"' forty- :. ho.-.nitnls connectcd
with ihe fund. 1
Henry J. Allen
SavsU. S. Lost
Lack of "Planes and Trans?
portation Kesponsibie for
^ the Argomie Casualties
Discarded Horses Used
Governor Declares That in
Aviation America Held
"Domination of Hot Air"
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 13.?Lack of
equipment, airplanes and transporta?
tion, facilities were responsible for the
heavy losses* suffered by the 35th Di?
vision in its drive against the Germans
in the Argonne Forest. declared Gov
ernjbr Henry .1. Allen this afternoon in
an /idress at the City Auditoriurt.
His speech, following the inaugural ex
crcises, was the first Governor Allen1
has made on his cxperiences on the
battlefront while in the Y. M. C A. I
Governor Allen asserted that the 35th
suffered 7,000 casualties in the six
days' battle. or half the strength of
Governor Allen, who spent ten
months in France for thc Red Cross
and \ . M. C. A., also criticised the cen?
sorship, charging that it "beeame as
arrogant and absolute asithe censor?
ship of Germany, lacking onlj the
"On September 25, the 35th Division
started to ertcr the Argonne," said
Governor Allen. "By noon the next
day the doughboys had gone beyond
range of the artillery and they fought
tor four days without any artillery
support. I went along thc roads lead?
ing up to the battle lines and time
attcr time I saw the roads choked with |
the bodies cf horses that had been
killed or bad died in the harness in
Ihe efforts to bring up the artillery.
Ihe lack of artillery support was not
due to tha men or their officers. It
was lack of transport. We didn't have
enough horses, and what we did have
were too old and fecble to do thc
Discarded Horses Used
The Governor declared that. there
sliould have been 6,000 horses instead
of 3,200, which iverc available when
thc men tntercd tho battle, aud many
"were old ones that the French had
discarded as of no further use lo
"Yet our army paid :?)O0 each for
these animals, only to be forced to
shoot them a day or so later because
they were too old and feeblc to do the
work." he continued.
Governor Allen said ihe Germans
maintained domination of the air on
the American front. "We saw much in
the papers that came t0 us of Ameri?
can domination of the air. But we did
r.ot know that lliroughout the war it
was going to be a domination of hot
air." he said.
No Lack of Bravery
"There was no lack of bravery on the
part of our aviators. Oftentimes they
went up knowing that one American
'plane and one or two American avia?
tors were pitted against three, four or
five German 'planes,
"Not only did tbe airplane serviee
pay the price, but the infantry also paid
the price in human life for the pro?
tection they expected and did not get.
For there was no airplane guard for
Wavy Deficit ?270,100.000
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. Congress
was asked to-day by Secretary Daniels
to appropriate $270,400,000 to meet a
deficit in the navy's expenses for the
current (iscal year. The request in?
cluded $137,400,000 for pay of sailors,
$22,808,000 for provisions, $14,390,000
for freight and $13,000,000 i'or repair
War Insurance Bureau
Now Two Months Behind
Out of 2,500.000 Checks for
-November and December
Only 930.000 Mailed
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.- Of two and
a half million checks for dependents'
allotments and allowances deducted
from soldiers' pay for November and
Dr-cember only 030.000 have been
mailed. Secretary Glass, reporting to?
day on the War Risk Insurance
Bureau's work in response to a Senate
resolution, said all October payments
had been made and checks for the la il
two months would be out before the
end of January.
"ln order to make up th: existing
arrearage," Mr* Glass said. "thc bureau
is now. in a large number of cases,
writing simultaneously checks to cover
payments "iov November and Decem?
Colonel Lindsley. the new chief oi
bui iu, told the Senate Military
Committee last week that thc bureau
had not functioned properlj in the
past, and said he held himself per
?-? pom ible to thc pubiic for
getting the money to the soldiers' dc
pend* ,it i with as little further
Members of Congn have ber.
fl poded with letters and telegrams tell
ing 0f the faihi "? of allotments and
allowances t > arrive, and appealing for
action to end the resultant suffering.
Soldier Hurt in Fiirht
Street Ballle Follows Debate
Over Relative Heroism
Private Hugh Ilcany, of 57 Newell
Street, Brooklyn, a member of tbe
165th Infantry the old 69th- who
was invalided home, after having been
wounded at Chateau Thierry, is in the
Greenpoint Hospital. Brooklyn, with
a fractured skull. He is not expected
to 1'in c.
He waa injured in a fight with two
discharged soldiers, following a visit
to v. cabaret in Ridgewood, Queens
County, early, yesterday morning.
Heany's assailants were draft men who
did not go overseas.
There had been a dispute in the
restaurant, Private Heany's friends
say, as to thc relative bravery of the
men who were in action and those wl 0
did not go to Europe. The men met
outside and. it is said, before lleany,
who walked with a cane, had a chance
to make any defence, one of the white
chevron men hit him, knocking him
down. The police have arrested two
Interned. Wins Release
Pittsburgh Manufaeturer Pro
tcst? Loyalty to U. S.
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13.- Charles F
Banning, wealthy Pittsburgh manufac
turer. interned at Fort Oglethorpe a-;
an enemy alien, was ordered rcleased
to-day by Federal Judge Newman, who
granted a writ of habeas corpus,
brought by Banning, a native of Ger?
Judge Newman sustaincd Banning's
contention that he was an American
citizen and that his internment was
illegal. The government gave. notice
of an appeal, and bail was <;et at S10.
000. which Banning said hc would fur?
nish immediately. He nrotcsted bis
loyalty to the I'nited States.
Banning came to America in 1884
and later was naturali/.ed. Iie was ar?
rested last fall for remarks alleged to
be derogatory to the government and
the armv-, and on an aasertion that be
had forfeited his citizenship by re?
turning to Germ-my in 1906 hc was in?
Two Killed When "Plane Falls
FORT WORTH, Texas. Jan. 13.- Two
aviators training at Carruthers Field
were killed here this morning when
their 'plane dropped into a tail spin
and fell 5.000 feet. They were Lieu?
tenant John E. Garbut, of Sheridan,
Wyo., and Mechanic R. L. Quinn, of
Piti I urgh, Penn.
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