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THE
HERALD
Fair to-day and to-morrow;
light variable winds.
Temperatures yesterdayMax
imum, 37; minimum,. 29.
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world,
with many exclusive features.
NO. 2315
WASHINGTON. D. Q., THURSDAY. FEBRUARY3 6, 1913 -TWELTE PAGES.
ONE CENT.
WASHIEGT0N
EXPECT CLIMAX
IN BEACH TRIAL
TO COMETO-DAY
Depend on Defendant and
Wife to Unravel Mystery
Surrounding Assault
MISS HELEN TAFT
JOINS IN PRAISE
OFIRSEttORK
Dr. W. C. Woodward Calls
Their Accomplishments
Argument for Suffrage.
ATTORNEY ASKS
, THEFIRST SLICE
.
EARLY REPORT ON
ll " Sllllllll
RENEWS ATTACK
ONFINANCIER
Representative Sims Charges
C. C. Glover with Attempt
to Misrepresent Hint
I
STATE COMPLETES CASE
No Direct Charge Made on Witness
Stand Rumor Mentions Woman
as Attacker.
Aiken. S C. reb 5. Mrs. .Frederick
O Beach will to-morrow throw her word
into the balance against the State of
South Carolina in the fisht lor her hus
bands honor The stage la cleared for
the final sensation in the Beach trial.
The people closed at noon to-daj The
defense consumed the afternoon in intro
ducing incidental matter. There
mains only the climax.
AVIth the opening of the session
morrow. Beach himself will take the
stand in his own defense on the charge
of murderously assaulting his beautiful
wife.
His storj told Mrs. Beach, handsome,
accomplished, well poised and gracious
leader In the most exclusive circles, will
step into the rough p(no witness chair,
kiss the soiled and tattered Bible, and
to the twelve nlaln Aiken Counts farm
ers tell a storj which is fully expected
to clear her husband of the charge of
plunging a pocket knife into her slender
throat.
Miss Marion Hollins, debutante and
amateur golf champion, will follow
II InxIotiH to Hear Testimony.
These aie the three who were occu
pants of the Beach cottage here In Aiken
on the night of Februar 25 last, when
Mrs. Beach, while exercising her dogs
In the vard was felled with a bludgeon
and stabbed It is upon the testimonj
hlch the) will pie under oath that all
iken not the social set alone, but na
ti e population black as well as white
is hanging upon to-night
Probablv if time still remains. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Ilarriman will to-morrow
a their word In defense of the accused,
and other figure- alo well known in the
social life of New lork. Newport, and
the Continent will perhaps enact roles In
this engrossing mvsterj
Gouvcneur Morris, the novelist, who
trends his winters here imagines no
more engrossing tales thin the one
whicli is being enacted here under the
eves of all beholders For with the end
approaching, this mjstcrv deepens, and
stranger stories than have Jet been told
-ibout it arc whispered about among the
elect
a Viuman Did Slabbing.
To-nTj$!l. far inrtunte. there & rumor
m-idiouslv making its way about that,
not Frederick O Beach or not a man,
as a matter of fact, wielded the knife
which pierced Mrs Beach's throat The
hand of a jealous, envious woman it is
whispered, was behind the blow, and. In
support of the theor, the point is made
that a small knife, with which the wound
was eidentl Inflicted, would, with
more probability have been selected by
a woman for the deed
That is the storj as it Is told and It
might be parelleled b a score of similar
tales which revolve about this central
mvsterv of the stabbing of Mrs Beach,
which grows no nearer a solution as the"
end is neared For, with Mr Beach ac
quitted, the mjstcrj will be as deep as
eer, unless the events of to-morrow
should clear it absolutely awaj The
man In gras. who ran awaj after felling
Tearl Hampton, is ct to be Identified,
and the motive for the attack Is nebu
lous as ever, since, as Major Giles, in his
tebtimonj to-daj, declared the theory of
robberv has ben altogether dispelled
W Ith this appearance to-morrow of
the chief actors in the drama absorb
ing all the attention the details of to
dav s testimonv. while serving onlj to
deepen the mists, are of absorbing In
terest Contradictions Pile Up.
Contradiction after contradiction
piled up to-day to puzzle the patient
jurv
Beach s jeweled pocket-knife was In
troduced in evidence, with dark sub
stances upon its blades which State's
witnesses declared were spots of
blood This is the knife which Mrs.
Feich presented to her husband, and
which the prosecution by Inference,
declares the crime was committed with
But the same knife was cheerfully
handed over to the prosecution by
Beach, when Its production was de
manded several months ago
Experts were trotted into court to-daj
to give ioitive evidence of the existence
of theso spots of blood, only to be fol
lowed within an hour by experts for the
defense, who controverted these state
ments
And then on cross-examination, thee
experts themselves, were beaten back bj
Gunter's skillful cross-examination and
the Jurj- was left In the air as to the
real meaning of these dark blotches on
the blades of the jeweled toj.
MISS MARGARET HOWARD
THROWN FROM HORSE
Animal Slips On an Icy .Road and
Its Fair Rider Sustain
Braises.
Miss Margaret Howard, daughter of
Beale R Howard, wa,s thrown from her
horse and sllghtlj- bruised yesterday aft
ernoon Miss Howard was homeward bound
shortly after 3 o'clock, and passing
through the gates at the main entrance
to the reservation, near Rock Creek
Park, when her horse slipped on Ice
and fell heavUy, throwing Miss Howard
over its head. She Jumped to her feet
in a second and tried to get the horse
to rise. The animal showed pain and
Miss Howard requested a bystander to
telephone for an S. P. C A. ambulance.
Before the ambulance arrived the horse
died. Miss Howard entered a passing
auto and was driven to her home, 1110
Sixteenth Street Northwest.
Old Tragedian Dies.
London. Feb. 5 Edmund Tearle. the
(Treat Shakesperean tragedian, and known
as the Edwin Booth of England, died to
day. Mr. Tearle was known to American
theatergoers, having made several tours
In the United States
Coast Line's "Florida-Special."
Solid train to Palm Beach hotels; one
night out. Electric-lighted Pullmans:
leaves 6.3) p. m Atlantic Coast Line; 4
trains dally. HOS New York, Ave. nw.
PHYSICIANS LEND AID
Charitable Society Holds Its Annual
Meeting at Home of Mrs.
Corcoran Eustis.
Miss Helen Taft joined In the annlausa
which greeted Health Officer Woodward's
remarks at tho annual meeting of the In.
structhe Visiting Nurse Society at Corcor
an House, the residence of Mrs. William
Corcoran Kustls. last night,' to the ef-
fet that the work accomplished by the
nurses in particular and the society in
general was the most potent advocate for
aunrage.
Or. Woodward, a member of the nil
vlsory board of tho societj, prefaced his
remarks to the large audience, which was
largely composed of society people. by
sajing mat ne nad been Informed by
Mrs. Arnold Hague, who presided In the
absence of Mrs, Eustis. the president
that the suffrage question was to be
tabooed, but that he could not refrain
from remarking that he was a believer
in suffrage If all women who seek
this privilege are like these women re-
lemng to the nurses), I don't think that
any man would object to their having a
vote" Dr. Woodward testified to the
splendid work accomplished by the nurses
Praise From Commissioner.
A letter from Commissioner Johnston
was read. In which he expressed his
great admiration for the society and the
work accomplished bj it
The annual report was read bj Mrs
Urinnrli, the secretary
Referring to the work of the nurses in
connection with the prevention of tuber
culosis. Mrs. Grlnnell read that the
work of these nurses Is sometimes very
discouraging, as Washington Is found to
Le an cxtrcmejj difficult place in which
to make progress against this disease
The work in the fight against infant
mortality has Increased greatly In the
past j ear There are now four nurses
uevoting themselves entlrelj to this
branch of prevertive work."
The board of managers reported that
thev had obtained the services of an
advisor) board of phjsiclans. consisting
or Drs S S Adams, James F Mitchell
Ada Thomas, W. H. Wilmer and W. C
oodward
Tho societj has been affiliated during
the last jear with the following churches
and societies and expressed Its thanks
for their efficient co-operation: Society
for IB Frerntloiv of Tuberculosis,
Amman Bod Cross Society, Washington
Diet Kitchen, Georgo M. Ojster Milk
Stations, Board of Charities, Georgo
Washington Out-Patlent Maternity Serv
ice. Health Department, Plant, Fruit and
nower Guild. St MarVs and Noel House
Dispensaries, Garfield, Columbia, and
Freedmen's Hospitals, Christ Child So
ciety, Friday Morning Sewing Circle, First
Needle Work Guild. Needle Work Guild
of America. Army Canton Flannel Club
I'nited Hebrew Charities. Catholic Aid
Societv St, Vincent de Paul Societj Citi
zens' Relief, Friendship and Neighbor
hood Settlement Houses. New Tork Ave
nue Presbjterian Church League of Serv
ice. Mount Vernon Church, and First
Baptist Sundaj School Bible Class
Work, of Organisation.
Speeches regarding the work of the so
cietj were made bj Dr S S Adams,
Dr James F Mitchell, Dr W. II Wil
mer, Miss Flora Hcndley, and Miss Isa
bel L Strong, superintendent of tho
nurses who include Miss Sadie Jones,
Miss Kmilj Bates, Miss .Norma Dack.
Miss Harriet Ragland, Miss Mae Clomei.
Miss Lillian Boyer. Miss Blanche Al
mond Miss Frances Walton, Miss Olive
Gordon, Miss Marietta Pierson, Miss
Grace Hilljer, Miss Grace Anderson,
Miss Klizabcth Morse, Miss Magdalena
Banzhor, Miss Mildred Clomei. and Miss
Jennie Jones.
The societj is striving for municipal
school and tuberculosis nurses, hospital
social service, licensing of babj farms,
and finding homes for dependent mothers
and Infants, and is maintaining ten dis
trict nurses, four Inf-int mortalitj njrses.
two tuberculosis nurses, and has charge
of five milk stations
The officers of the societj arc Presi
dent. Mrs. Eustis, vlco president. Mis'
Tuckerman: sccrctarv, Mrs Grinnell
treasurer, Mrs. H S Bcale: Miss Adams.
airs uajara, Mrs Whitman Cross, Mrs
Gardner. Mrs Hague. Miss Heceman.
Mrs. Keep, Mrs Brown MillLr. Mrs Mul
ligan, JJlss rait, .Mrs Thorn, Miss Maude
Wetmore, andnonorarj , Mrs. Lodge,
GEN. JAMES ALLEN
RETIRES NEXT WEEK
Record of Forty-one Years of Active
Service Closes on Next
Thursday.
Brig Gen James Allen, chief of the
Signal Corps of the Armj. will retire
on February 13, from active service. Gen.
Allen has had charge of the armj avia
tion corps for several years. His record
of fortj-one years includes Indian fight
ing, conspicuous service In the war with
Spain and extensive scientific research in
connection with aeronautics.
It was Gen. Allen who located Cerv era's
fleet In Santiago Harbor, and by his sig
nal system aided In the destruction of
that flotilla. Gen Allen also saw service
in the Philippines. He Is a graduate of
West Point.
Gen Allen will return to his home In
Laporte, Ind.
DO YOU KNOW TEXAS?
Let the kiddles learn geog
raphy and enjoy themselves at
the same time. In the
Boys and Girls' Section
of The Sunday Washington Her
ald there are six puzzle pictures,
showing' various parts of Texas.
Every Sunday Jn the year the
Bojs and Girls Section of The
Washington Herald has these
Geographical Pozzies.
They help the 'children to learn
the Important parts'of their own
country.
Cs, Vr w -"
MAYBERETIRED
Outbreak of Calero on Sen
ate Floor May Result in
Further Dissension.
MONEY IS BADLY NEEDED
Taft Administration to Oiuenre Its
Policy of Nonintervention
Until End.
The declaration of Manuel Calero upon
the floor of the Mexican Senate that
he spent six months as mbassador at
Washington In lying to the government
and people of the United States about
conditions in Mexico has again focused
attention here upon the Mexican situa
tion The belief that Calero's outbreak
will be followed by an Increase of the
dissension already existing between tho
Madero government and the Mexican
Congress brought to the front in Wash
lngton the situation which President Taft
will turn over to his successor in the
Whlto House
Dispatches from Mexico CHj jester
daj Indicated the posslbllitj of CaIero
sensational admissions, which were part
of a fight ho is waging against tho poli
cies of the Madero government, bring
ing about the retirement of the present
Cabinet. Calero is making his fight on
the loan proposal, and should he succeed
It is believed bj- many observers In tho
Mexican capital, according to advices
received here, that the Madero Cabinet
will have to retire because of failure
of its pollcj The administration is re
ported to be In serious straits for lack
of monej-. and It is said that a blocking
of their plan for a loan would force J
reorganization of the administration.
Upheaval I Possible.
That a. political upheaval in the Mex
ican capital would bo a calamltj at the
present time, when the entire country is
dotted with independent revolutionary
bands. Is believed here. Such an even-
tualttj-. It is expected, would result In
increasing the disorders and bring on a
general scramble for power and office far
worse than the contests now being car-
riea on against tne authority of PresI
dent Madero It Is even feared in some
quarters that a further weakening of the
Madero government at present, in the
form of a Cabinet reorganization, might
prove to be the cause of a final confla
gration throughout Mexico, requiring
more arasuc action upon the part of the
united btates than has yet been needed.
The Taft administration Intends ft
maintain its policy of non-intervention up
until the last hour or its term of offlce.
The officials of the State Department are
making every effort to prevent the rise
of anj situation which might involve the
incoming administration "in the nccessltj
or Intervening in Mexico It Is being
cnueavorea to turn over tne .Mexican sit
uation to President-elect Wilson with
Just as few complications as possible. In
order that his administration may be free
to aeciae what shall be Its policy with
out being embarrassed by the acts of Its
predecessor. The present admin'stratlon
is not letting the Mexican situation go
by the board, by any means, and is still
insisting upon proper protection for
American life and property, and Is mak
ing the usual reservations of the right to
claim damages for losses suffered bv
Americans as the result of repeated rebel
outrages. The President has directed
that everything be done that the situa
tion seems to require, hut that the duty
oi tms administration to the Incoming
President and his advisers must be kent
In mind. Increased discord In the rela
tions between President Madero's admin
istration and the Mexican Congress, with
the possibility of a. Cabinet reorganiza
tion, have given rise to fears that an
explosion may come before President
elect Wilson takes office.
Will Select Postmaster.
A postmaster for Mount Rainier. Md.
is to be selected by the Civil Service
Commission by competitive examination
March S, It was announced last night.
The.ofllce was recently vacated by resig
nation. The Mount Rainier post-office is
ot the fourth class, and its compensation
1 vhs SXO for the last flsci
fiscal year.
"JOLLY PALLBEARERS"
TO ARRIVE IN HEARSE,
AND DO "CASKET GLIDE"
Members in Good Standing at Unique
Ball Will Be Designated by
Crepe Badge.
St Louis, Feb i In a hall adorned
with coffins, funeral shrouds, and skele
ton, the "Jolly Pallbearers' Club," of
WeJIeston, will cap the climax of sensa
tional gajetles In a gloomless ball St.
Valentine's night, at Columbia Hall. A
badge of crepe will designate members nv
snwi"nanciiii.. ana tncTiocr committee
will arrive In .1 hearse The grand march
will be accompanied bj the music of a
lightsome dirge, and the "casket glide"
will be the feature dince of the occa
slon
Tho glide, designed especiallj for thi
occasion bj- Louts Selz and Vincent
Kemp, Is heralded as a solemn and sin
uous movement, enlivened to some ex
tent bj the allojed decorum of a prop-
erlj Jojous pallbearer.
Several undertakers of the city have
responded enthuslastlcallj to the oppor
tunity which offers the first faint hope
of Jollitj In their grewsome vacation,
and arc planning one whale of a time
Thej have decorated the dance pro
gramme with blithesome little require
to let them select ' Tour Last Resting
Place." to "Seek Them In the End. ' and
have garnished the little leaflet with
realistic cuts of coffins, metal caskets,
and concrete burial vaults
RETIRES NEXT WEEK.
BRIG. GE.V. JAMES ALI,E"V.
JAPANESE LAWMAKERS
ATTACKED BY CITIZENS
Hostility Felt Toward Premier KaUura
Finds Outlet in Assaults on
Diet Members.
Tokyo, Feb. 5. Knocking down mem
bers of the Diet, knocking their hats
off, and tearing their clothes, an angry
mob of citizens enacted a wild scene
in front of Parliament Houso as a dem
onstration of hostility toward Premier
Katsura.
The trouble was caused by the Diet,
a majority of Si voting a lack of con
fidence in the government and taking
a recess of five days.
As the Nationalist members emerged
from the house thej- were set upon and
roughly handled, a proceeding rare In
Japanese politics It is expected that
the government will dissolve the Diet.
but Premier -Katsura will not resign.
having announced his Intention ot going
to the people for their support of the
new partj- he Is, trying to form.
Probers Ready to Report.
After having spent several weeks in
vestigating the- nine members of the
General Board of Customs Appraisers at
New York. the. -commission appointed by
the President last fall for this porpose
has concluded Itp.hcarings.aad wJH meet
in Washington Saturday to draw up Its
report, whlcn wilt be files with President
Taft. Tho members of tho commission
are William Loeb. Jr.. Wlnfred T. Denni-
on and Felix- Frankfurter.
asarnrn aV
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FRIENDSOFNAVY
READYFOR FIGHT
Considering Plan of Keeping
Members from Caucus to
Break Quorum.
CONFERENCE TO-MORROW
Representative Cnrley Leading tie
Adrocates for a Two-battleship
Bill.
lly JOSEPH P. .M3I.
Irlends and foes of the navy jesterday
squared off for another battleship grapple
following the announcement that the
' economj ' caucus of tne House Demo
crats had been set for Saturday night.
The fight of last session, when the
pennj-wle and pound-foolish" policy In
regard to battleships came neajr tearing
a big hole in the harmony sheet of the
partj, is in a fair way to be repeated
except that In this fight the friends of
the navj, hcMdes being more numerous,
are better fortified b public opinion
The two-battlcshtp men rallied around
their leaders jesterdaj. and two courses
of action toward the caucus are being
con'iaerea representative Curley of
Massachusetts, one or the leaders In the
fight last jear has placed in circulation
among his Democratic colleagues a paper
pieuging tne signers to vote for a reso
lution in the caucus declaring that In
matters ot national delense the Dartv
should act without hindrance or a caucus
decision Another plan being considered
the absenting ot a sutruent number
of Democrats from the caucus to break
the quorum and prevent action
Tne two-hattleshlp men will hold a con
ference to-morrow night to decide upon
a course of action
1'nilKclt In Mlrut.
The Curley paper, it was announced
last night, alrcadj has fifty-four slgna
turcs. In view, however, of the course
pursued bj the eansus last summer, many
belitvc It would be unsafe to venture into
the meeting even with a safe margin
incuseu io vne resolution. It Is by
rreans certain that those who prepared
ine resolution would De recognized hv
the chair In time to prevent a counter
resolution, pledging the party to on hat.
tleship. from being presented and passed
upon. The chairman of the caucus,
Representative A. S. Burleson of Texas.
one of tho leading Wilson men in the
House, is a one-or-no-battleshlp man.
Incidentally, most ot tho Wilson leaders
in the. House are small navy men
An uncomfortable element In the situa
tion for thoso who are trjlng to prevent
battleship appropriations is in the uncer-
talntj of the position which Representa
tive Padgett, chairman of tho Naval Af
fairs Committee, has taken Mr. Padgett
lias not lined himself un with either side.
nor is it known whether ho approves or
disapproves of caucus action in the
premises Asked If it was not true that
ho was a one-battleship man, Padgett re
plied: "Sometimes I am for one battleship,
and sometimes I am for two I have
not said which I favor this year." Last
jear Mr. Padgett was a one battleship
man and lined up against the no-battle-
shlp men, although vigorously opposing
a further extension of the building pro
gramme. Representative John Burnett of Ala
bama, acting chairman of the Public
Buildings Committee, whlchMs framing a
Ca.0Ol.000 "pork barrel" public building
bill. Is behind the caucus plan. He had
brought In with him Representative
Rherwoaii of Ohio, who thinks that In
stead of wasting money for battleships,
the country ought to be looking around
for more civil war pensioners. Between
the two of them they have, corraled a
lot of Democratic votes, largely from the
South and the Interior States. Burnett
virtually has completed the framlnir of
the big "pork Darrei Duiuune mil. He
has so distributed the "pork" that a com
bination of Thomas Jefferson and. all
the fathers of Democracy could not de
feat the bhl In caucus or in the House.
Tho agitation for a caucus w as opposed
by Speaker Clark. Majority Leader Un
derwood, Chairman Burleson, of the
Democratlo caucus, and Chairman .Fitz-,
aeraid of the Appropriations Committe. '
Charles F. Carusi, Represent
ing Companies, Makes Argu
ment Before Committee.
TAKES RAP AT REDFIELD
Request b Made that the Brooklyn
Representative Take No Part
in Decision.
Prefacing his argument with a. w rit
ten request upon Representative Red-
field that he (Mr. Redflelffi. refrain from
participating in the decision or report
of tne subcommittee which has been ln
vestlgating Insurance conditions. Charles
F. Carusi jesterday presented about half
ot tne oral arguments for the two Insur
ance companies under Investigation.
Mr. Carusi spoke for about" two hours.
dealing largely with the organization of
tne companies, the literature which has
been criticised, the nature and founda
Hon of these criticisms, and the prob
able effect of the investigation upon the
business or the companies
Mr. Carusi urged that in fairness to
the companies the subcommittee should
make an early report. Inasmuch as pros
pective business In other States might
be affected by further delay
o Complaints Made.
Mr. Carusi said in part
"One of the very remarkable things
about the investigation of these com
panies Is that no complaint has come
from any stockholder of the companies as
to any feature of the management of the
companies. W riting a fairly large volume
or business, as one of them was doing.
no single complaint was made bj- any
policyholder th-it his loss had not been
paid, or that there had been dclaj and
quiDonng as to whether It should be paid,
and paid fairly, honorablj-. and prompt
ly Nor was there any complaint by any
official charged with the administration
of law that these companies, or cither
of, them, had trespassed In any waj" upon
any lnw upon the statute books in this
District
"Another remarkable feature In con
nection with the Investigation was that
the onslaught which was originally at
tempted to be made through the public
press was to be made without these com
panies being given a day or an hour In
court to be heard to explain am thing
that mlsht have seemed to be Irregular
or Improper. A statement for publica
tion was prepared. It was adopted in
board session, whatever that may mean.
probably with a view to giving It some
apparent official or privileged character.
Then It was sought to have the care-
iiiliv prepared statement so adopted In
board session and without the slightest
opportunity on the. part of these com
panies to behrard, although thej" had
formallj- requested that which thev had
a perfectly legal right to demand, an
Investigation bj the District Commis
sioners liefore anj action could be taken.
But that was denied to them, and the
attempt was made to have the press of
this city strike down these companies In
such a way that whatever a subsequent
Investigation might have developed to
be the real facts, they would have been
prostrate forever
Only Offennc- Is nrces.
"The offense of these companies was
the remarkable cne of success.'
Referring to the expense of organizing
the First National. Mr. Carusi said
"The expense of organizing that com
pany was 14 per cent or there
abouts, instead of 20, a ve-y much
lower expense than that of a very large
number of companies that are referred
to in the testimonv. companies organized
In different States This It per
cent was much less than those who un
dertook to raise this capital estimated it
might take and told the prospective In
vestor that It might take
It is true that that It per cent in
cludes 7 1-; per cent to the people who
undertook to do this great big Job, and
who did It. Nobody can saj that 7 1-5
per cent Is a large commission to pay
persons who will assemble JiOOOOtW
Some of jou gentlemen maj know that
jou would N verj luckj to get any of
the big bond houses of New York Citj
to finance anj -ort of a proposition for
jou for any such figure If jou were
able to give them gilt-edge first mort
gage bonds of jour plant, jou will find
that thej have got to hive not less
than 7 1-1 per cent, or perhaps more,
for underwriting your bond Issue and
simply distributing jour bonds among
their clientele "
Referring to the literature of the First
National. Mr. Carusi said:
"This literature came In for some verv
severe, caustic, sarcastic comment from
Mr. Alfred M. Best tn his publication
There Is no doubt, of course, that that
literature has running through it a very
strong vein of optimism. One of the rea
sons it had that running through it is
because the people that wrote it felt a
confidence In their proposition.
Criticized Table Pahtirntln
One was the criticism of the publica
tion of a table of twcntj-lwo American
fire Insurance companies. All Mr. Best
aid was that a particularly profitable.
jear had been selected. Mr. Fitch testi
fied, and his testimony can be readily
corroborated bj anj one with a lead
pencil, a piece of paper, and the official
figures from which he compiled the
table, that it happened the year used
was the least profitable jear for those
companies ot four years.
"That literature was gone over by the
members of the organization committee
of tho First National Fire Insurance
Company. I have jet to hear arty man
who was willing to come Into this room
and sit down at that table and either
volunteer or saj- In response to a ques
tion that the men who composed that
organization committee of the First Na
tional Fire Insurance Company were not
as honorable men. ot as high standing
and as good reputation, as there are In
the District of Columbia, They were
not young men who had not had the
timet to make their reputations. They
were men, some ot them of a distinguish
ed past, and all of them of .the very
hlrhest standing in mis community.
They were men of diversified professions
and of varying experience. They read
that literature. Their honor was at
stake. If that literature was fraudulent
or calculated to deceive the- public or
Intended to deceive the public
X want to say, as I said before, there
Is no stake that any of these gentlemen
had in thhi company of a pecuniary
character that weighed one particle, In
the balance with them, with their repu
tations which J ear of honorablo con
duct has acquired for them."
Inllaa tarr.TFFKu-inhlB-Widow"
To-day 2 :1S, Columbia Theater, 60c to!.
GIVES VIEWS OF OPTION
Declares Agreement Between Banker
and Thompson Syndicate Was
Planned to Hurry Congress.,
Representative Thetus W. Sims of Ten
nessee jesterday added another long
chapter to tho controversy between him
self and Charles C Glover, president of
the Rlggs National Bank of this city,
relative to the latter's connection with
the project to purchase as an addition
to Rock Creek Park, V acres of land
lying between the park and what is
now Potomac Park.
By waj of adding zest to the pro
ceedings, besides charging Mr. Golver
with a "deliberate and malicious" at
tempt to place him In false position.
Mr. Sims read into the record o. con
struction of tho option between Mr.
Glover and the Thompson syndicate,
represented by Charles J. Bell and oth
ers, which. Mr. Sims declared, showed
that the option was bogus and drawn
up with a view to hurrying Congress
Into precipitate action upon the plan to
buy the property In question.
Reads Glover's Statement,
Mr. Sims read a part of Mr. Glover's
statement before tho Insurance commit
tee, continuing:
It appears that Mr. Glover, under
oath, at his own request for permission
to do so. made the above statement, a
part of which was that he had an option
for two jears on the land referred to.
and for two sessions of Congress the
property was offered at the price or JCO.
(mi. He further says-
" "I endeavored to hav e this option re
newed for another year, having failed
within the two years to cause the pas
sage of this bill After much difficulty
I succeeded In having it continued for
another jear in writing
"Mr. Speaker, both these statements
as to tho length of time that the origi
nal and renewed options had to run be
fore they expired, by specific terras al
though made under the sanction of an
oath before- a committee of this House,
are deliberately false statements, and ,
known to bo false when made. This
fact I did not know when I made my
statement on January 13. mi and never
knew until the statement of Mr. Glover,
which appeared in the minutest detail
In several paperson the Kth dajt of Jan-uarj-;
1310. In which Mr. Glover publishes
what he claims Is a copy of his original
option, which Is as follows "
Mr Sims here read Into tho record
what purported to be a copv of the op
tion. He continued:
"This option shows that it was given
on the 3th day of March, lOOi Next to
the last provision of this contract reads
as follows
"'It Is further agreed that this agree
ment shall continue In force until the
end of the first session of the present
Congress, the Flftj -ninth Congress, and
shall then cease and determine and be
of no effect, unless the legislation here
contemplated and specified be obtained
and an appropriation made for the pur
ihase money herein desIrnatM at said
first session "
"Mr Speaker, the first session of the
Flftj -ninth Congress mentioned in this
bogus option, had been in existence at
the date of this agreement since the
first Monday In December. 1sB. or mure
than three months, and under no con
ceivable circumstances could have con
tinued for two j ears from that date as
sworn to by Mr Glover The first ses
sion of the Flftj -ninth Congress did In
fact expire bj- adjournment jmu n tone
and bj the specific and definite provision
of the option it expired on that date
as o legislation had been obtained and
no appropriation made as proviled dur
ing the first session of the Fifty-ninth
Cogress So that this option became null
and void within three months and
twentj-one days from Its .lat .,.!
of continuing for two years, as falsely
stated bv Mr Glover
Original Opllon Cra.rd.
'So. you see. Mr. SDcaler. tt-- h. r.-
or original option ceased to exist within
three months and twenty-one days from
its date Instead of rvo years, and th- re-
Continued on ric Three.
MRS. LLOYD BOWERS
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Widow of Former Solicitor General
Drives Machine Into Street Car.
Visited Daughter in Hospital.
Mrs. Mojd Bowers, widow of the for
mer Solicitor General of the United
State, narrowly escaped serious Injury
In an auto crash last night while re
turning to her home at 1710 Rhode Island
Avenue Northwest, from Garfield Hos
pital, where her daughter; Miss Martha
Bowers. Is a patient.
Mrs. Bowers, driving feonth In Tenth
Street Northwest, attempted to pass in
front of a moving car of the Capital
Traction line, running In U Street. She
underestimated the speed of the street
car and drove her touring car into the
front vestibule.
The front wheels or the auto were
demolished nnJ the machine damaged to
the extent of about SIM. Mrs. Bowers
would have been thrown from the ma
chine If Ahe had not been at tho steering
wheel. She was alone In the auto. After
the auto had been dragged out of the
path of traffic, Mrs. Bowers boarded a
street car and rode homc She was un
injured and attended a dinner party later
In tho evening.
Her daughtsr. Miss Martha Bowers. I
at Garfield Hospital recuperating from
injuries .sustained ten days ago when her
horse -ran away and killed himself by
running into a street car at Sixteenth
and U Streets Northwest, Just six
blocks from the scene ot her mother's
narrow escape last night.
Miss Bowers, who Is a chum of Miss
Helen Taft. was returning to the Whito
House with the daughter of tho Presi
dent. Dr. Cary Grayson. XT. S. Jf and
Miss Isabel Vincent when the horse took
fright and ran away, Miss Bowers win
leave the hospital on Saturday, it is
stated.
rirsl Srrlr ta Callrorml.
Mandard or tourist. Mtier personally
conducted without changa dally, except
rent. X3,r oftan, GksVt.Ml

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