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WASHINGTON. D. C MONfiAY, MARCH 4. 1912.
OF NATION PLAN
CRUDE ON VICE
iDavid Starr Jordan at Head
of tlio Amarican Vigi
JEfOEMED WITH SECBECY
lawyers, Detectives, and Educators
Will Be Attached to Sev
Organized with the greatest secrecy,
and bucked by unlimited capital, the bis
Best campaign ever undertaken against
white slavery Is about to be launched by
the business Interests of the United
States, working In co-ope-ation with tho
Department of Justice. 'Within the past
tew weeks bankers, merchants, philan
thropist, educators, and other leaders
of national reputation hare met in New
York and Chicago and completed a mer
ger of all the principal organizations
Into the American Vigilance Association
Officers of the association waose iden
tity was disclosed last night, simulta
neously with the discovery that the or
ganization bad been effected, are.
President. David Starr Jordan, presi
dent -of Leland Stanford University, vice
presidentsCardinal Gibbons, of Balti
more, the Ver Rev. Dean Sumner, of
Chicago, and Charles W. Eliot, former
president of Harvard University. Treas
urer. Charles L. Hutchinson, president
of the Corn Exchange National Bank. 01
Chicago, secretary and general counsel.
Clifford C Roc. of Chicago: chairman
executive committee, Clifford Barnes, of
Headquarters in Readiness.
The work will be conducted through a
number of departments. Headquarters
are alread) in readlnes in New York and
Chicago, and offices will soon be opened
San Francisco Attached to each
headquarters will be lawjers. detectives, j
and educators Amons the Investigators
atready employed is George Kneeland. I
recently the chief Investigator for the
Church vice Commission.
Whenever a city or town wants to start
a crusade against the traffic the assoda
Hon will supply the detectives. The evi
dence then will be turned over to the
State or Federal authorities and the In
fluence of the association will be exerted
to bring about prosecution.
The existence of the association and the
came known yesterday with the arrival I
in Washington of Clifford O. Roe. of Chi- J
cago. Dr O. Edward Janney. of Balti
more, and James Eronson Reynolds, as
sistant district attorney of New York, i
Mr Reynolds was tent around the world
bj former President Roosevelt several
vears ago to make a thorough investiga
tion of tho extent of the white slave
Seek. 230,000 Fnnd.
Roe. Janney. and Reynolds are repre
senting the association in an effort to get
Congress to pass an appropriation of
K50CW for the Department of Justice to
be used in the campaign against white
Tho strength of this movement lies is
the fact that It Is to be conducted by
business msn," said Mr Roe last night.
A great many of the moit prominent
men In the country have become Inter
ested in it- They believe that white sla
very can be most effectively attacked by
aiming at the commercial profits of the
intquitv. It is not possible to eliminate
tho social evil ltelf. but It la possible
to do away with the commercial end
The last meelng for the Organization of
the association was held In Chicago Feb
Grandson of late Bector Granted
Decree from Former Miss
EpecjJ to Tie TTiMinjtca Herald.
""acoma. Wash, March 3. The strang
est divorce suit ever tried here ended
jestcrday. when Woolsey Asplnwall was
divorced from Sophie d'Antignac Aspin-
v all. of Washington. D. C
Mrs. Asplnwall is a daughter of Dr.
M. F. Cuthbert. of Washington. Witt
wnom she lives, with her son. John Cuth
bert Asplnwall. aged eighteen. Asplnwall
is a grandson of the late Rev. William
Asplnwall. who died wealthy after long
service as an Episcopal rector In New
Tork City Rev. Dr Asplnwall left his
estato in trust, but Woolsey Asplnwall
will get $190,000. It Is said.
Asplnwall sued on the grounds of cruel
ty and abandonment, he wife defended
the suit with a deposition taken In "Wash
ington. TTough unwilling to live with
her husband, she sought to remain his
wife, alleging her father and family
wonia oe snocxea it she were divorced.
Asplnwall alleged his wife required
three or more servants, that she-threatened
to kill herself when ho refused to
obey her wishes, that she threatened to
leap from a moving train and to Jump
from a balcony Into a hall full of danc
ers, and that she slapped him Ir the pres
ence of guests.
Mrs. Asplnwall alleged her husband
pawned her wedding gifts' and heirlooms
several times, and that she left him be
cause he failed to support her.
At the reslderce of Dr. Cathbert. 1442
Rhode Island avenue, test night It was
said that Mrs. Woolsey Asplnwall had
gone to visit friends In tola city for the
evening The names of the friends could
not be learned. Among relatives of the
Asplnwalls there was no surprise that a,
dlvcrca decree had been granted.
Motorcyclist Tbrotrn to Roadtray.
Charles A. Hatcatlas, forty-eevea
years old, of JSi'Kepfr street north
west, waa badly Bivt-ed In a, fall from
his motorcycle yMtetfsajv and as a re
sult is in Georswwte University Hos
Ho was thrown while speeding along
tonaiut roaa,. near vjen seco, MO.
Dr. J. A. Thompson Makes
LIFE WAS IN DANGER
Venom -of Deadly Eeptile Wipes
Out Disease Board of Health
That the venom of the deadly rattle
snake is a means by which the great
white plague can be eradicated has just
been proven by the report received from
the Maryland State board of health,
which pronounces Dr. Joseph A. Thomp
son, of Hyattsvllle. entirely free from
the bacilli of tuberculosis.
Dr. Thompson, an Englishman, of bril
liant education, has seen service with
the British army in India, and it was
while engaged In that country in US4 that
his attention was first attracted to the
effect of poisons furnished by serpents.
About twenty years ago he came to
America and has since lived In Hyatts
Mile. In which town he has conducted his
experiments- About the years ago he
was in low health, and an examination
of his sputa by the State board of health
resulted in a verdict of consumption.
For more than three years he grew
worse, and so low was he last spring
that bis physician. Dr. Guy W. Latimer,
of Hyattsvllle, gave him but a few
months to live.
Injects Snake Poison.
At that time he decided to try tho ex
periment of curing himself by using the
rattlesnake poison In hypodermic Injec
tions. The use of the venom was known
to htm as having been an agent in small
doses by the mouth In some ailments,
but nothing was understood as to Its
action In consumption. In fact. Dr.
Weir Mitchell, of Philadelphia, who is
one of the foremost of American ex-
pens In such matters, stated that It
was a most dangerous thing to attempt,
unless its effects had been first proven
on animals. But Dr. Thompson was not
He obtained the venom from Brazil in
tablet form, and or this made a solution.
Within a few weeks be was "wonderfully
better. Then by mlsjudgment lie gave
mmseit an overdose, which resulted in
unpleasant effects which would have
proved serious but for- timely aid. Re
covering from his mistake he continued
to take the venom, and now, after an
experiment of six months, he has been
pronounced entirely free from consump-
tlnn. This la th m-dict of rr. nn w.
Latimer, and the report of the Maryland
state board of health.
t Dr. Thompson says the American
method of securing this poison by teas
ing a snake which bites into the sldo of
a glass Jar is undesirable, as the venom
thus obtained Is unsterlllzed. and may
e contaminated. In Brazil the natives
bum ome fumes at the entrance to the
8"ak e d!n; n"(1"n", "" "" "
fl"nned; rat ff " heads' , pI" m t1"
eohoL dry, then ship to scientists, who
??fm "tertMl , them, fhen secure the
P?n acs which lie at the base of the
FAMOUS GROUP OF
PAINTINGS ON SALE
Milwaukee,. March 3. The famous E. P.
Allls collection of paintings, bought twen
ty and thirty years ago, when the artists
were comparative! unknown. Is soon to
be offered for sale here, and several for
eign "buyers have already arrived. The
collection numbers nearly eighty can
vases, many of great value One is a
Corot. and although secured by Mr. Allls
for a comparatively small price, is now
almost oeyond price. The plan at pres
ent Is to offer each canvas separately.
CONTEMPT OF COURT
New Tork, March S. Not only Mayor
Gaynor. but Gov. Dlx as well, are be
lieved to bs In contempt of court for the
publication which was given to-day of
the mayor's alleged misrepresentations of
Supreme Court Justice James W. Gerard's
action In the Gaynor letter on the Brandt
This opinion was given to-night by
well qualified legal authority at the Bar
Gaynor, by writing toe objectionable
features of the letter and sending; it to
the governor, rendered himself liable for
contempt, wnue tnr, through publication
of tne letter, put nimseir in the same
category, according to this authority.
Under tne statute both the nayor and
the governor are guilty of a misde
Omaha, March 3. A handful of un
mounted diamonds valued at 110.000 is
somewhere under the two feet of snow
covering Omaha's streets, and the Eich-
berg Diamond Importing Company, of
New Tork, has offered a large reward
for their finding and return. Norbert
Hoffman, of New Torkf who lost the
stones is searching with; the assistance
of half a dozen trusted men.
Hoffman, the salesman, had the dia
monds in a wallet and waa calling on
the trade In Omaha.. While passing from
one jewelry store to another, fourteen
stones of large carat sMsped from the
wallet and were lost in the snow. This
occurred last Tuesday, bat the loss was
kept a secret while half a dozen trusted
men assisted Hoffman la searching the
Every day since then snow has fallen.
and now more than two feet of the vthlte
ness covers the stooes. Snow along the
route win not be removed, but will be
allowed to melt.
Florida Cnha.. Heutli, Sea Level Ronteyfman train proceeding from Tientsin to
Atlantic Coast Lac. 4 trains -dallv. An.
steel. electrlc-MerMtgd Pullmans. Hurwrfor
road & icrrtea. HH New'yoric avc nw.
8,10 MEN READY
10 SAILFOR CHINA
Tientsin and Pekin Being
Terrorized by Large Mobs,
Troops Are Needd.
SITUATION IS CRITICAL
Upon the status of the Chinese situ
ation to-day will depend whether more
troops will be rushed from Manila to
Tientsin for concerted action with troops
of the European powers in the protection
of the railroad leading from Pekin to
that .city, and for the protection of for
eigners In the Imperial capital city
itself. Approximately 1.009 Infantry and
cavalry 'are available ha the Philippines
to bo sent on short notice to China; and
a transport Is being held at Manila In
- .land simple. Tne jvrusais oi uw..
readiness to lake a regiment on board at J otnj,, the Knockers laid aside the
once In case the situation should appear
to require It,
As a result of a conference of the for
eign ministers A Pekin yesterday. 1000
troops were rushed from Tientsin to Pe
kin for restraining effect upon the mobs
that are now terrorizing that city. loot
ing and burning Of this number, 3)0
American soldiers were reported to the
War Department as having arrived at
Pekin yesterday morning.
"Wore Troops Ready.
The action of the ministers in re-en
forcing the foreign guard In Pekin was
reported to the State Department yes
terday by Mr. Calhoun, the American
Minister. He stated that while agreeing
that foreigners should not actively inter
vene In the domestic situation at the
capital. It was decided. In view of the
prevailing anarchy, that the guards
should be materially strengthened
Americans, English, French, Germans.
Japanese, and Russians participating.
This action was acquiesced in by the
tWth the 300 additional troops, the
American force in Pekin now totals K3
men, including about SCO marines, 100 of
whom belong to the permanent legation
guard. The other marines were sent to
Pekin several weeks ago from the Aslatla
naval fleet, now at Shanghai, awaiting
developments. It was explained at the
State Department to-day that owing to
urgent calls on tho part of the foreign
missions at Pekin Mr. Calhoun will bo
able to use the additional American
troops with effect.
It is likely that at further conferences
of the Ministers It will be decided to
call upon their home governments for
still more troops to take the place of
these 1.00 men In guarding the railway,
which Is the only outlet for foreigners
from Pekin' to the sea. By provision of
the protocol of the powers, drawn up fol
lowing the Boxer uprising twelve years
ago, the powers are authorized to use
troops if necessary toVguarantee the neu
trality of this road for the exodus of
their nationals in case of emergency.
lleaiment In Readiness.
Some time ago Minister Calhoun ar
ranged with the Chinese authorities and
the other legations for the bringing of a
full regiment of American troops from
Manila, but the exigencies at that time
were held as calling for only EOO men.
which made the total of the Amerfcan
Legation and railway guards about S50
men. By the dispatch of the remainder
of the regiment from Manila, this num
ber could be raised to 1.E00 In five or six
days, the time required for embarkation
and sailing from Manila to the most
available point, Tientsin.
It was aald by State Department offi
cials last night that judging from sev era!
messages that were received from Pekin
during yesterday and yesterday even
ing, that the situation Is not now par
ticularly alarming, so far as foreigners
are concerned, and that the re-enforced
legation guard wUl doubtless prove suffi
cient for the protection of the mission
aries, unless, of course, a new contin
gency should develop overnight. ,
The hope was expressed by the Wash
ington officials that the outbreaks at
Pekin. Pao Ting Fu. and Feng TaL along
the railway from Pekin to Tientsin, will
prove to be only sporadic and soon be
over. It was stated that arrangements
by the bankers of the United States,
Great Britain, France, and Germany,
Joined possibly by the bankers of Rus
sia and Japan, for a sufficient loan to
pay the discontented troops are under
stood to be progressing rapidly.
Rioting; at Tientsin.
More rioting was reported at Tientsin
yesterday, however. In a telegram last
ntgljt, Mr. Calhoun states that the mu
tinous troops Saturday nlcht held ur a
Pekin. Tlie'jrala waa compelled td re
turn to Tientsin.
A Fourth of March Reminder
With yesterday bleak and cold, and .
with snow falling early this morning,
The Washington' Herald begs to remihdy
Congress that one year from to-day a -President
of the United States will be
inaugurated, and that the
DA TE OF IN A UG URA TION DA Y
HAS NOT YET BEEN CHANGED
All Types of National Leg
islators at itonguet
Receive " Knocks.
G. P. 0. BOSS RAPPED
Old Momus crawled out of his hiding
place last night, grasped a sledge ham
mer. Invaded Rauscher's Hall, and In
died 3S Senators. Representative, labor
leaders, plain printers, and proofreaders
to'yerbai carnage ana 'rhetorical revolu
tion. It was Knocker's night plain pure
and simple. The Knights of Morau-
gavel long 'ere the evening had reached
Its height ana resonea io uw .
driver in order to prove the undisputed
axiom that "no man aln t no better than
How it bcxan nobody can elL Things
were peacsble at soup, and friendly rela
tlos. albeit a bit strained, continued
through fish and entree. Then come the
Ln.."t," '""? SSoomtlon Twhln every .
fm-toater to towel
Knocxco iuw u" """;-" iL"Cy7 t L. .. 7 .vi ., ""v- " "
cocked hat and-everjbodj? No; Frank determjned that this collection netted
Smith escaped. Frank Smith k the only 5. Samuel Upson. represenUtlve of
scrivener who in 1313 will read to the the Lawrence strike committee, ex-1
Knights of Momus what tney did in
LlSli and he was handled gcntl). But
nobody else was missed
Kin to Capt. Kld,d.
The last sylvan notes of the "Anvil
Chorus" had scarcely died away In the
orchestra, when Frank A. Kldd. (intro
duced by John Purvis, the prethoric
and pessimistic president as a lineal de
scendant of Capt. Kldd). in his capacity
as toastmaster. put on a burlesque of
Congress and the Taylor system of effi
ciency. Frank A. Kldd was the speaker of
the bouse. T. C Parsons, as Repre
sentative Underwood, of Alabama, In
troduced before the house a resolution
calling for the- application of the rule
of conduct now accepted In our leading
Jails to the Congress of the United States.
The pseudo majority leader urged that
tn future all members of Congress bo
known by number, and -be compelled to
pay strict attention to their personal
appearance whereat Representative Jul
ius Kahn. of California, and Gen. Sher
wood, smiled from the speaker's table,
with that singularly sweet expression
that only comes when you know' you are
Yes; that was the start. More of 'he
start anon. Making a quick jump on
the programme for the present, behold
Senator Smoot. of Utah, who, as -chairman
of the Joint Congressional Commit
tee on Printing, has his share of bumps.
Inspired by what he had heard, the
solon from Utah leaped heavenward,
waved his arms, and hoarsely demanded
that Public Printer Samuel B. Donnelly
be "fired." because be had Inspired the
investigation of the "accidental making
of pocketbooks out of government
"Would Tfot Rob Samnel.
"As I look Into jour faces." thundered
the Senator from the grand old Stats
of Utah. "I am convinced that you are
not a body of, men who would rob the
government of time and materiaL If we
are to have, a change, x think: we ought
to have a nw Public Printer."
Not knocking at all. you understand,
there arose from the speaker's ta
ble Represcntatlv e Flnley. of South Caro
lina, who, as head of the House section
of tho printing committee, has come Into
his own as the object of knocks, four
hundred pounds of steam were registered
on the good old Flnley etono crusher,
and It all descended In. a shuddering thud
on the suvervisory officials of the Gov
ernment Printing Office.
"I think." knocked Mr. Tinier, "that If
there are any wrongs in tho Government
Printing Office they can be directly traced
to tho overplus of supervisory officials In
the Government Printing Office. There
ore more of them than there is nay ne
ccssiiy tor. 11 o uta icso ox inesc oui
dais In the Government Print Office "
and so on and so forth, while the knock
ers, being fair-minded knockers, vocifer
ated their approval and the afore
mentioned "supervisory officials" gazed
at each ober In sickly fashion and re
marked nervously than Mr. Flnley was
certainly a great Joker
These are but a few examples of the
manner In which mighty statesmen went
to the mat with questions of "national
Import such, for Instance, as that pock
Costlnaed on Pace 3, Column 3,
Ballying Speeches on Law
rence Situation Made at
Demanding favorable action by the
House Rules Committee on the Berger
resolution for a Congressional. Investi
gation of the Lawrence strike, a crowd
ed mass meeting held at Pythian Tea
pie last night, under the auspices dfthe
local Socialist cartr. emBbatlealty de
clared Its allegiance to the cause of the
strikers. A resolution, couched In ths
strongest terms, calling foraiCnxT
woroU mvsUgat!en"bf theentire strike
situation, was adopted by standing Vote,
tiuj meeting was attended by more than
? '"S W.1 bart With "f!'ii"a bUeve untirtbey-had-Hooaevelfa tvitt
!f.J22,h. "l.,!SrL.02?adiH.?i5iLJhenthat the -President would be a
Lawrence, as related by those who had
been in the thick of the strike la the
New England city.
Strike Situation Described.
The situation at Lawrence was des
crtbed in detail by the various speakers,
and the need of financial support was
emphasized. Early In the evening a col-
'Uon J. usher, for j e ,
plained that tho outcome of the strike
depends entirely upon outride support.
He then called for a second collection,
which was taken by Lawrence children.
these igtrjs. attored In their best dresses. m ,. nmnber of speeches declared La Fol
ond with their hair tied m ribbons, and ietto to be the logical progressive candt-
three boys, still wearing the grimy
sweaters that hey wore to work, passing
the hat. a
Additional enthusiasm was leat when
Mrs. Mary E. Squires, of Portland. Ore.,
who. terming herself "the Oregon Cy
clone," leaped to her feet and declared
In loud tones:
"What we want, Is the money. Tbo
money- Get the money, get the money;
get the money!"
Mrs. Squires then declared she would
head a subscription list with R. Several
other persons followed her lead.
Collection of f 131.
As a Suit- of the second eftllection. It
was announced that the entire amount
was tm. Instead of the ITS obtained on
the first round.
Although he was scheduled to speak.
Representative Victor Berger, of Wis
consin, was not present at the meeting.
It was announced that Mr. Berger was
confined to his home with a severe cold.
Representative Bergers work on behalf
of the strikers was given recognition by
Rabbi Abram Simon, of the Eighth Street
Temple, who moved fiat a vote oX thanks
be tendered Mr. Berger for, $!, efforts.
The motion was adopted with cheers.
Thomas E. Carroll, president of the
local chapter of the Machinists' Union,
acted as chairman. The speakers were
Slmpn KnaheL of Philadelphia; Samuel
LIpBon, a member of the strike commit
tee. J who testified before the House
Rules Committee Saturday; 8. A. StodeL
who has been investigating conditions
In Lawrence for the Public Forum, of
New Tork, and Charles Wr Erwtn. a
Newcastle, Pa., editor. Chairman Car
roll welcomed the Lawrence strikers on
behalf of the working people of Wash
ington. Samue Knabel made the Orst address.
He declared that the strike at Lawrence
Is merely a part of a great movement
of industrial progress and that eTcn
vorso strikes will occur la the future.
Prodded with Bayonets.
Samuel Stodel related the results of his
Investigations. He declared the militia
attacked without- warrant persons who
were creating no disturbance at alL The
soldiers prodded mill workers with thelr
bayonets to make them walk fast, he
asserted. lie stated that the militiamen
were armed with rifles, to which bayonets
were attached, and with long clubs, tip
ped withftSteel spikes.
"The city of Lawrence Is bankrupt,"
he said. "The mills loaned It J1&.003
during the lost year. It paid the city
employes with L O- U"s. And yet, when
the strike commenced, ISO additional no
lice were placed on the force, and they
have been paid regularly every week
since the strike started." -
Samuel Lip-on spoke with a decided
foreign accent. "There ore sixteen dif
ferent natioSalltles represented In the
Lawrence mills." he said. "They never
commingled before, owing to the differ
ence in. tongues. But the stomach lan
guage speaks to all In tho same terms,
and starvation consolidated them. "Let
us die as heroes la the fields, not as
slaves,' Is their err." - i
OF FRONT IS SHOWN
IN PRESENT ATTITUDE
fLetter Written Last June
dence Against Taft's Rival in Race.
Embarrassing Position for Sec
retaries Stimson and 'Meyer
as Result of Assurances They
Gave to President.
I nave expressed myself per
fectly -freely 4a a large number
of men In this matter, always to
the same effect! telling yon, for
Instance, personally, i and thote
wfco were with yon at lunch at
my house, and telling Glfford
Plnchet, Jim Garfleld, and Cob
aressman Madlsan, and Billy
Xeb, sn Seeretary-Meyer, and
Secretary Sttnuon, alt alike. Just
exactly what I have said, always
that I would sot be a candidate
la 1S13 myself, and that I had no
Intention of takisa- any nart In
the nomination for or against
any candidate. Sincerely years,
Despite disclaimers from Oyster Bay
documentary evidence Is In existence
demonstrating that Theodore Roosevelt
gave assurances to Secretary of War
Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Meyer
that he would not be a candidate for the
Presidential nomination this- year In op
position to Mr. Taft. This evidence Is In
the form of a letter written by CoL
Roosevelt, under date of June 27, 131L
It Is altogether probable that the full
text of the Roosevelt letter of June 37,
1S11, will be made public before the pres
ent campaign has proceeded very far.
For many weeks prior to the formal
announcement of CoL Roosevelt that be
would go before the Chicago convention
as a candidate for first honors, members
of the administration felt convinced that
the ex-President would not be a candi
date against Mr. Taft. They had reached
this conclusion because of assurances
that had been given to Messrs. Stimson
and Meyer that CoL Roosevelt had no
thought of entering the race.
CoL Roosevelt had further told Bec-
r.urtea BUraion and Msytr that he
woma not support Mr .Tart or aire other
velt that the President and others In the
Inner administration circle declined to
Only Consecutive Term.
It now appears that CoL Roosevelt
holds that his anti-third pledge ap-
PUcd onlr to consecutlvo term. This
inuugni. apparcuiij, wua nub m aut luwu
when be wrote the letter of June 27, XtU.
" - -- - - ---,
It will be noted that In the extract
nsmes of James R. Garfield and Glfford
p,ncnot. UntlI ,, few weeks aco MeST9.
OBrntid a pjncho, were among the
i-adlnc numiorters of Senator- L-Follette.
leading supporters of Senator LaFolIette,
of'Wlsconsln. Mr. Plnchot was particu
larly active In booming the cause of
La Follette He stumoed the countrv In
behalf of the Wisconsin candidate, and
date Mr. Plnchot suddenly had
change of heart. A few weeks ago, some
days In advance of tho formal announce
ment of tho Roosevelt candidacy, Mr.
Plnchot Issued a statement In which he
declared La Follette out of the race and
proclaimed his purpose If support the
ex-President. It Is the general belief
here that when Mr. Plnchot tied up with
La Follette that be was acting under the
same Information as to the ex-Prestdent's
intentions that was In the possession of
certain administration leaders, among
thsm Secretaries Meyer and Stimson.
What prompted the ex-President to
change his mind? That Is the question
that politicians here would like to have
answered. The question is even more
Interesting than any Involving the tech
nical meaning of Roosevelt's anti-third
declaration during his occupancy of the
White House, which of late has been
the subject of much controversy and
Plans Go Awry.
On the strength of the statements of
CoL Roosevelt, that he not only would
not be a candidate himself, but that he
would take no part In furthering the In
terests of any aspirant for the Repub
lican nomination this year, members of
the Cabinet who had been In close touch
with him and others made their plana
They now feel keenly the embarrass
ment of their position, as they bad prac-tlf-flllv
it?nkd their rentltatlona on tha
prediction that CoL Roosevelt would In P
no manner stand in tne way or Taira
renomlnatlon. They were standing on
what the former President had totd them,
which thus explains the reason for their
great surprise when the Roosevelt state
ment of last Sunday night was given to
There will be more chapters to the con
troversy that has been precipitated by
CoL Roosevelt h) this connection. It Is
regarded as probable that Secretaries
Merer and Stimson. both warm friends
of tho ex-President, will soon have some
thing to say on the subject. .
BRIG. GEN. BUCHANAN
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Brig. Gen. James A. Buchanan nar
nowly escaped serious injury early last
night when a high powered automo
bile, driven" by Carl Rosenbush. of 1710
Thirty-fifth street northwest, collided
with the electric runatut in. which
the officer was riding.
Rosenbnah lost control of bis ma
chine at the corner of Connecticut ave
nue and L street la making: a turn, and
it skidded into Gen. Buchanan's ma-
chine, shattering the glass doors and
badly damaging the woodwork. The
occupant of the damaged machine was
unhurt, and after making an Inventory
of the damage Inflicted, drove back
to his home, 2310 Massachusetts ave
nue. The general was riding alone as
largest Kendsc Ciraktioa. Ij
Forms Documentary Evi
The Colonel and His Supporters
Fear Work of G. 0. P. Ma
chine in Gathering, of Dele
gates in the South.
Oyster Bay, N. T March i CoL Roose
velt ventured the opinion In a talk to
day that the sentiment of bis party Is
strongly with him In bis nomination race.
The ex-Presldcnt Is confident that. If It
were left to the rank and tile of party
voters. In direct primaries, be would easily
get tho nomination.
What r.oosevelt fears. In the situa
tion as It exists to-day.. Is the Influence of
the G. O. P. machines In the various
States, where the Taft forces are domi
nant. This. bU managers are trying to
overcome. Up to the end of the spring
primaries their fight will be kept up along
"Many people might not believe that I
nsver at any time wanted to get Into this
race." remarked the ex-President- "1
tried to avoid It, I had no inclination to
run for the Presidency agam.
"I found, though, that to keep out of
the race was Impossible. The progress
ives had a cause, and they told me they
needed a leader. I would not consent to
get Into the tight until I was convinced
that I was the -one they looked to. They
assured me there was a real demand.
"So tar as personal triumsh or defeat
are concerned. I do not care a snap of
tne nnger. In iscx I wanted the seal of
approval upon on administration that I
had inherited. If I had not got that I
would have been keenly disappointed. T
make no secret of it-
'o Personal Interest.
'This Is entirely different. I am simply
leading a cause for principle. The con
sequences I have not thought of. I have
co personal Interest at stake. It Is entire
ly the cause."
The colonel went on to observe that
there Is "surprising lack" of appreciation
on the part "of some of the country's
big men" as to the importance of the is
sues of tbo day.
The ultra-conservatives are shutting
their eyes to the drift of political and
social affairs." he Insisted, when Instead
of adopting that attitude they "ought to
take hold and try to direct the tendency-"
"It was this very lack oMeadershlp js
our vital affairs that lmpeled me to get.
Into this fight." said the coloneL - -j
A natloa-wide,traw veto conducted bi
a Bvxpezsa'xaB-tsatlon. showing tBatt
Roosevelt leads ta popular favor agalaat.
Taft by two to one, elicited the remark: t
from the Rough BlderX"Vv'eli; r have
been told that that la about the way If
The colonel was not surprised, he said,
over the poll of the New England States,
which Indicated that he was ahead fit
Taft as the party's preference. He found
a chilliness on the part of the State
machine In Massachusetts upon his visit
lost week, but he also discovered that
the voters Incline toward htm.. '
With the exception of a few States, in
cluding Delaware and Utah, the colonel
said, he bad been Informed that the pop
ular vote would be his if direct primaries
prevailed. He had advices that Pennsyl- i
vanla. among other States, would send a ,
delegation for him. "
Beverldge at Oyster Bay.
The tangled situation In Indiana, whero
the machine grip threatens the colonel's
chance of getting delegates, was dis
cussed at a conference at Sagamore Hill
during the day. Former Senator Bever
Idgo and former Representative-cFred
Land's participated. Roosevelt declined
to talk of the Indiana line-up. All Bev
eridge would say on leaving Oyster Bay
late in the day was: "We have not had
any direct primaries In Indiana. I wish
we had. We have a Roosevelt organ
ization tn every district in the State and
we are working hard."
John Bass, a brother of the New
Hampshire governor, made a. return vis
it to the HllL
Amos Plnchot. one of the financial
backers of the colonel's campaign, was
another political caller.
CoL Roosevelt will go to Mineola "to
morrow morning to respond to a sum
mons for Jury duly. County Judge Oscar
Schultz. of Seacllffe. before whom tho
colonel will appear, got In touch with
Roosevelt to-day, telling him he would
excuse him because of the colonel s serv
ice in the mllltla. Roosevelt will have
to appear, however, to get the exemption.
New Tork, March 1 Former Senator
Albert J. Beveridge, of Indiana, was the
Continued on Page 3, Column 4.
POPULAR TO HAVE
Cleveland. Ohio, March i No less than
sev entyslx women are 'spending Lent tn .
local hospitals after having their appen
dixes removed. In addition to bis num
ber who have found this new way of
spending the dun Lenten days, there are
approximately a sccre of society women,
in Cleveland hospitals from near-by cittea.
These cases have all been, received, stee
Ash Wednesday, milady soareaHy" having-figured
it our that Lent tf a teed thee
to spend is, coavalesclBg. ' r
Among the ualque "parties" of the
Lenten season .Is that of three social
leaders at Ashlud Ohio, all three now
appendbtlesc ani doing Lenten penance
In adjoining rooms at Huron Road Hos
pitalMrs. M. Setzer, Mrs. 'Thomas Rea-
scr, and Mrs. Dwlght Sheets.
, BOUGHT IABD, SOT OCEAX -
J. Ogden. Armour Met Verdict
Against Real Estate Firm.
New Tork, March S.-J. Ogdcn Armour,
the " Chicago millionaire, packer, was
"stung" in a real estato transaction bv
buying land, that was under water at
.warded bim KSJB damages.
Armour sued the Sound Snore Front
Improvement Compare to recover tho
damages be suffered byreason or the"
shortago in his acreage at Carteret. Mid
dlesex County, N. X, when the tide rolled
In- He claimed that he raid .for 17.09
acres of land above the high water mark.
but In reality there were only He i
above water la fete plot.
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