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DEMAND OF HALE
Attitude of Constitutionalists
Taken to Mean End of
ENVOY WIRES CAPITAL
Minister of Foreign Relations Esca-
dero Says Intercourse Mart
Nogales. Nov. 18. "We have today
asked Mr. Hale to present his official
credentials from the President ot the
"United States," said Francisco Escudero,
Minister ot Foreign Relations ot the Con
stitutionalists, in an official statement
"Heretofore onr negotiations with M
Hale have been of a semi-official char
acter. We desire that they shall take
strictly official basis On the receipt of
Mr. Hale's official credentials, presented
to me. I shall Introduce him formally to
the other members of Gen Carranza's
Cabinet, and negotiations will then
sume an official character. These creden
tials have not as jet been presented.
The fundamental case of the original
conference was a token of friendship to
Mr. Hale, knowing his former activity in
Mexico and through friendship with Mr.
Bryan and Mr. Wilson "
Hale Advle: Capital.
By this and other reliable signs it is
believed here that the conference! are
about to close without results. Fosslbl)
Mr. Escudero s meaning Res in a desire
on the part of the Constitutionalist lead
ens for an official recognition by the
United States, such as would be the
case in the event of sending a regularly
Mr Hale wired Washington again to
day ot his conference.
"When asked regarding today's nego
tiations. Mr. Hale maintained his usual
silence, and when told of the statement
of feenor Escudero he replied
' I have nothing to su "
iy 3lnnlfeto Is Expected.
It is officially stated that Gen. Car
ranza is preparing a manifesto whlcn
will define their attitude regarding ques
tions in which their cause is Involved
Constitutionalist leaders also state that
Uen. Pancho Villa assures them that he
as well as other officers in the field is
In complete accord w'th the plans and
policies of Gen. Carranza.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs re
iterated today that it was unknown just
when Gen. Ccrranza would remote to
,. 1 he usual trend of ev ant on the Amer
lean side here today as broken by the
' arrival of Brig Gen. Hugh L. Scott. He
would not state tne purpose of his visit
here, but it is believed to be the regular
routine of official inspection.
Are Still Hopeful Huerta
Will Be Forced Out
Apparently content to wait for the
elimination of Huerta to be brought
about by the working out of the internal
situation in Mexico the activities of the
administration with respect to Mexico
hae practically ceased.
In some official quarters the belief con
tinues to be expressed that Huerta will
have to get out. but there is nothing be
ing done, so far as can be learned in
Washington, to hasten his removal from
the Presldeno of Mexico The hope of
the administration seems to rest upon a
combination of circumstances, including
the financial situation In Mexico Citj, the
defection of Huerta s European support
ers, and the success of the revolutionists.
Through one, or all, of these means
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
are hoping that Huerta s downfall will
Statements made b Stcrctarj Br) an
jesterday were all purely negative. He
denied a number of reports which, de
veloped overnight, largelj owing to the
intensity of the situation and the fear
i that official relations with the Mexican
government were about to be broken off.
It was denied by Mr Bryan that the
United States has decided to institute a
blockade of Mexian ports, that Charge
O Shanghnessy had been ordered to leave
Mexico Clt. and that the State Depart
ment had ordered the railroad between
Vera Crux and Mexico City kept open.
otklnsr Expeelcd from Cnrrnnsn.
There Is no doubt here that the present
Inactivity of the administration with re
spect to Mexico Is parti) due to the dis
appointing results of the negotiations en
tered Into with Gov. Carranza, through
the medium of William Bayard Hale.
Tough Hale was reported as holding an
other conference with Gen. Carranza yes
terday. It Is no secret .here that the ad
ministration forces have about git en up
hope of accomplishing anything through
the constitutionalists. Statements given
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POOH WIDOW TO GET FORTUNE:
German Woman I earns She Una Es
tate In Georjrla.
Berlin, Nov. IS. Augusta Zlemlnn, a
poor gardners widow, living at Tuchel.
West Prussia, received word today from
the German consulate at Atlanta, Ga.,
that she was heir to a large part of a
$3,000,000 estate. left by a married sister
in Chattanooga, named Freeman, who
emigrated many years ago.
Mrs Zlemann, who Is the mother of
six children, was on the verge of desti
tution when the news reached her. Her
eighteen-year-old son will start for At
lanta next week.
WANTS S200,000 TOR SPOUSE.
Sirs G B Tovrer Aak Bin Damage
In Iter Alienation Suit.
Philadelphia, Nov. IS. Mrs. Georglanna
Burdlck Tower, In her suit against
Charlemagne Tower, former Ambassador
to Germany, In which she charges aliena
tion ot the, affections of her husband,
Charlemagne Tower, Jr. asks for $200,
Through her attorney, Mrs. Tower has
Bled a statement of claims In Commcn
Pleas Court No. 5. Attorneys say the
.mount Is the largest ever sought In this
city In a suit of Its kind.)
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
JOHN HAYS HAMMOND, millionaire mine owner and expert who en
gagedin forensic duel .with Secretary of Interior Lane at Engineers
Society banquet last nigKt.
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Sidney Moulthrop Nabbed in
New York and Brought
"WILL TAKE MEDICINE"
Senator Lewis' Former stenographer,
with Record for $60,000 Em
bezzlement, Faces TriaL
Denying he wrote the now famous Pin-
dell letter and the threatening epistles
to President Wilson and his late era
plover. Sidney Moulthrop, former stenog
rapher to Senator James Hamilton Lewis
of Illinois, was locked up at the First
Precinct station last night. He was
brought from New York by Detective
Embrey and a United States marshal.
' I am here to take my medicine, that
is all ' Moulthrop told the newspaper
On a warrant charging him with forg
ing Senator Lewis' name to a check for
$2, Moulthrop was arrested In New
York yesterda). The check was present
ed at the Metropolitan National Bank.
Kntlit-r a Kamoa.fi I sit cr.
Senator Lewis first heard of Moulthrop
fourteen )ears ago when Mr. Lewis was
In the House. At that time he was em
plo)ed as a clerk b) Mr Lewis. Moul
throp h father, once a famous lawyer In
Washington, was a classmate at Yalo
with the late Chief Justice Brewer, of the
I. nited States Supreme Court. Mr. Brewer
gave young Moulthrop a letter of Intro
duction to Mr Lewis.
Upon Mr. Lewis' election to the Sen
ate. Moulthrop asked for employment.
Joseph Sullivan, the Senator's secre
tary . put him to work. According to
close friends of Senator Lewis, the lat
ter emplojed Moulthrop on account of
toe joung man's wife and his aged
mother, both of whom live In Wash
ington. It Is saia that before he attempted to
cash a check for 30 bearing the alleged
signature of Senator Lewis, he had two
bad checks cashed at the Hotel Conti
nental. Sorry for him. Senator Lewis Is
said to have helped Moulthrop straighten
up the small checks and gave him an
While Senator Lewis and his secretary,
Joseph Sullivan, were out of the city
some weeks ago. It Is charged the now
famous Plndell letter was written and
the check for 90 forged.
Sentenced n- Emhexzler.
According to the police rogues' gallery.
Moulthrop has a record." He served a
sentence in the Eastern penitentiary at
Pennsylvania for the embezzlement of
SCO 000 from George Woods, a Philadel
Senator Lewis yesterday afternoon ap
peared berore the grand jury which
heard evidence in tne lorgery charge
against Moulthrop. The Senator con
demned the signature to the C90 check
a forgery. The grand Jury Is expected
today to return an Indictment against
Friends of Senator -Lewis last night
said he would not let ud In the nrmmi.
Itlon of Moulthrop "While he feels sorry
ior me young man, De cause of his ex
cellent family connections still he- feels
it his duty to President Wilson and oth
ers concerned to have the matter sifted
to the end
Senator Lewis, Moulthrop
CONTINUED OV PAGE TTJEEE.
Vnnnnl Convention of Association
Opens In -Jacksonville Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla.. Nov. IS. Several
hundred delegates to the sixth annual
convention of the Atlantic DeeDer
Waterwajs Association are assembled in
this city for consideration of the ques
tion of an Inland waterway from Maine
to Florida, near the Atlantic coast.
The convention was called to order at
o'clock this afternoon by Hon. J.
tiampton Moore, member of Conn-eat
from Pennsylvania and president of the
association A reception and set to
gether" meeting; was held tonight In the
rooms of the local Board of Trade, fol
lowed by a dance.
WASHINGTON. D. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER
BARNES SAYS TEDDY
WOULD BE PRESIDENT
Republican Boss Intimates Former
Executive Is Plotting His
New York", Nov. 18. "Theodore Roose
velt Is a candidate for the regular lte
publlcan nomination for President.
Maybe that partially explains the move
ment reinltlatecTby the New York Young
Republican Club for my overthrow aa
Thus indirectly did William Barnes. Jr.
of the Republican State committee, ac
cuse Roosevelt today of plotting bis
Barnes had received advices from Al
bert Ottlnger, former Senator Martin G
Saxe. and others that, by a, vote. of 37 to
IS the Young Republican Crub'had de
manded his retirement.
"Do-pu Intend 'to flint or retire V Mr.
Barnes was asked.
"My intention is to retain the chairman
ship until September, the term for which
I was re-elected, unless meantime the
State committee retires me. I know of no
campaign In that committee that has been
arranged for my deposition."
CANAL BUILDER ASKED
TO BECOME CITY HEAD
Dayton Wants CoL G. W. Goethals as
Manager of Municipality.
' Leave Is Requested.
Dayton. Ohio, Nov. It Col. G. W. Goe
thals, builder of the Panama Canal, has
been asked to become city manager of
A message was sent to him today, and
is supplement by others to President Wil
son. Senators Pomerene and Burton. Rep
resentative Gard, and Secretary of War
Garrison, asking that he may be given
leave of absence from Federal service to
accept this position.
MUSIC BY WIREIESS PH0KE.
First Snnnils Sent liy Marconi ppn
ratna 3rni1e tiy Trombone.
New York. Nov. IS. The first sounds
to be transmitted across the Atlantic
Ocean were notes or a trombone. This
was learned today arter the report that
Marconi had succeeded in transmitting
vocal sounds between Ireland and Can
ada by means of wireless telephony, bix
months ago, according to J". H. Taylor,
an engineer connected with the local
offices ot the Marconi Company, Marconi
and his assistants made their first tests
with the Canadian station at Glace
Bay. , .
At the latter station it was Impossible
to hear any of the vocal sounds sent
out and the operators were toldJy wire
less to listen while some one played a
trombone. Very faintly" the sounds
could be distinqulsned. The difference
between this test 'and the one made on
Monday shows the progress made In the
last six months.
GrOMPERS CHANCES GOOD.
. K. of I.. rrclil-iit'vin Oet Almost
Solid Vote for Re-election.
beattle. Wash., Novels. Samuel Gomp
ers. with a long career as president of
the American Federation, of "Xabor, Is
assured of an almost solid vote for re
election bfore the convention of-unlon-lsts
ends here this week.
Federation delegates from all unions
admit that there will be no opposition to
EXPLORER SAFE, SAY BRITISH.
London OPIcfats Ifirve Rerelved Me-
KRKf from Stefansson.
London, Nov. 18. Fears expressed In
America that Vllhjalmur Stetansson, the
explorer, -and his expedition, had been
lost in an Arcuo storm, are Deiievea nere
to be groundless. n,
Government officials on 'November 5
received advices rrom tne explorer' that
the expedition had reached safely Its
winter quarters on Herscnel s Island.
Hnrvanl Knda Suffrarrlst Ban.
Cambridge. Mass- Nov. IS. Harvard
University tonight ended Its long Dan
on suffragists, opening; Its- door to- Miss
Helen Todd, ,a suff resist, speaking T on
sunragist topics, it was the flzst time
in the, history of',the Institution that
woman propagandists have been allaWed
such a privilege Onlyytwo Tiara ago
the. same privilege was refused 'to Mrs.
Pankhurst ' " "
TWO NOTED MEN
IN VERBAL TILT
Secretary Lane Makes Vig
orous Reply to John
MANY NOTED SPEAKERS
Washington Society Banquets at
Rauseher's George Otis Smith
Secretary of the Interior Franklin K.
Lane and John Hays Hammond, million
aire mining expert, measured arms In a
forensic duel at the annual dinner of
the Washington Society of Engineers at
Rauseher's last night. Democracy or.
perhaps, politics was the Issue of the
strife. Mr. Hammond was first called by
the toastmastrr. His response was the
challenge, which was answered vigorous
ly by Secretary Lane.
It was a battle of allusion, implication
and Insinuation. It was a courteous con
test and each "hit" was accompanied
with urbane and pleasant smiles. Mr.
Hammond deplored the fact that poli
ticians of today lack leaders, such as
could be furnished from among the en
gineers. Secretary Lane blandly an
nounced that "a certain engineer got into
politics, and then got Into Jail." Mr.
Hammond noted that the politicians of
the country, the Congressmen and lead
era of government departments are "in
adequate." Secretary Lane mentioned
that the Panama Canal and the irriga
tion works had been carried out by en
gineers "undoubtedly without graft."
DUcnulon of FoIUIrs.
Mr. Hammond announced that he had
been asked to speak upon the subject of
politics. With a short preface concern
ing the need of engineers In politics, he
launched Into a stinging, satiric arraign
ment of politics, past and present
Those who live In Washington and
have the opportunity to look behind the
scenes," Mr. Hammond began, "realize
better than any others the absolute lack
of qualifications of the actors who are
playing the principal parts today upon
the HIIL Who can know better than they
with what Inadequacy the treat depart
ments of our government are adminis
tered "And I am not speaking particularly of
this administration or of this Congress,
but as a man who has long lived In
"Are We to be content that the enact
ment of legislatlon.on great social and
Indusrlal problems, should be In the
hands of-IwyerB.raot"'bf them men of
mediocre ability!" And. Mr. Hammond
added, as an after thought, "few ot
whom know the difference between a
cantilever and a ponsasinorum."
"The besetting sin of politicians today,"
he continued, "is their lack of leadership
Their desire for cheap notorietv. which
causes them to attempt great things be
fore they have digested facts upon which
their actions should be based. A story
will Illustrate: I recall an Inscription on
& grave In Massachusetts. 'Here lies
Elixa. aged three. She died of Indigestion.
Thank God, we denied her nothing.' This
Illustrates the body politic today.
Knarlneer a Peacemaker,
"The engineer is distinctly a peace
maker. He binds countries together and
enables the development ot trade. Peace
Is not based on sentiment, nor on sym
pathy and undemanding alone, but
rather It is rather based upon a com
munity ot Interests. The ties of sympa
thy and understanding are too tenuous to
hold nations together."
After paying these respects to present
governmental policies, Mr Hammond con
cluded: "But I recognise that the millennium
has not arrived and that the engineers
are not ready to give up their more con-
COv7NTJED ON TAOC THBEE.
RIDERS OF U. S. TAKE
PNORS FROM ENGLAND
Army Officers Cany Off First, Second,
and Fourth Places in
GREAT CROWD SEES CANADIAN
New York. Nov. 18. In the International
hunting class finals this afternoon com
peting against the picked chargers of six
nations the United States carried off
firaL second, and fourth prizes at the
Horse Show. The awards:
First. Lieut J. F. Taulbe.. Second
Cavalry. U. S. A.: second. Lieut Waldo
a Potter. First Field Artillery. U. 8. A.;
third. CoL P. A- JCcnns. V. a. D. S. O .
England: fourth, Capt L. R. Ball, Sixth
Cavalry. U. S. A.
Mlss'Loula Long, of Kansas, driving
her black mare Aspiration, in competition
with a score of roadsters, took a red
ribbon In the afternoon, being beaten only
by "E. T. Stotesbury's Ruby.
A great crowd remained in the Garden
until late. Intent upon International
jumping competition for the Canadian
challenge cup. This was put up In 1310
by Adam Beck, and is to be the property
of the regiment whose representative wins
The keen competition continued for
.more than, two hours. It was apparent
early that the trained jumpers of Canada,
France, Russia, and England had best
chances for the cup. Lieut W. B. Slf
ton'a "Ironsides" was the only jumper n
the rina- who had a leg'pn cup.
WHERE'S WI5STED, C0H&, NOW?
Wisconsin Town Comes to Bat tvlth
Some -llont Story.
Kingston, Wis., Nor. It Vemon Rider
had an exciting time while deer hunting
here. He shot and wounded a huge buck
and the animal plunged at" him. Rider
had no time to take another shot so he
grasped the animal's horns. He was
thrown upon the buck's back and suc
ceeded In holding' on while the animal
ran nine miles through the woods.
Another hunter finally succeeded In
shooting the buck. Rider's clothes were
torn to shreds, and he was seriously but
-not fatally Injured.
19, 1913. -TWELVE PAfefES:
FRANKLIN K. LANE, Secretary of the Interior, who replied to Mr.
Hammond, stating "a certain engineer once-got into politics and then ;
got into jaiL"
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MILITANTS HAVE PLAN
FOR "RENT STRIKE"
Miss Sylvia Pankharst Outlines Scheme
to Aid "Cause" Through
SpreUI CiH to The Wuhbiston HornM.
London. Nov. IS. Miss Sylvia Panic
hunt, daughter of Mrs. Emmellne Pank
hurst the militant leader, tonight made
public a plan to bring about a "rent
strike" in London. Miss Pankhurst said:
"The plan consists of persuading all
rent payers In the tenement districts o
ixmaon lo reiusn 10 pay roeir rent unui
women are granted the vote. At first It
may be difficult for outsiders to under
stand how It will be possible to get thou
sands of rent payers to stand together in
such a revolutionary movement But
when one knows how the people In the
London tenement districts support ''the
cause it Is easy to understand. "'
"The danger ot eviction Is notgjeat
When one considers what sr-sttrpendems
task it would be to handle this starving,
freezing horde, who would be let loose on
the city If the landlords chose to take
drastic action, the plan takes on a dif
ferent aspect Nothing short ot an army
on a war footing would be able to cope
with such a situation, even though the
people remained orderly."
HEAD OF NEW YORK
CENTRAL STEPS DOWN
William C Brown, After Fifty Years
Spent in Railroading, Hands
New York. Nov. IS William C
Brown, president of the New York Cen
tral lines, today resigned. His resigna
tion was presented at the meeting; of
the directors, and was accepted, to take
effect January 1. His successor was
not selected. It Is generally believed,
however, that Alfred H. Smith, who be
came senior vice president of the Cen
tral lines In March, will be elected
President Brown has been contem
plating his retirement for some time.
He was appointed president in Febru
ary, 1909. His desire to seek a well
earned rest, after fifty years" service In
railroading, the fact that his hearing
was Impaired, and his contemplated re
turn to Iowa, where he spent his early
years, are given as the reasors.
ATTACK OH COTTON GAMBLERS.
New AorL. ErrhnnRe Wonld Elimi
nate Tradluir In Futures.
New York. Nov. IS. Reforms In the cot
ton business were discussed today by a
special committee of the New York Cot
ton Exchange and former United States
Senator L. L. McLaurln, Commissioner
of Agriculture Watson, ot South Caro
lina: T. B. Stackhouse, a South Carolina,
banker, and M. E. Heath, "a large spot
cotton dealer. Regarding gambling in
futures. Mr. McLaurln said
"The reason that we have had no actual
legislation on. the subject Is because no
one has as yet devised a plan to destroy
gambling contracts, which does not also
Involve the destruction of the legitimate
business necessary to keep open such
channels of trade." '
Senator McLauritw. in explaining "the
rat in the sewer." told the members of
the committee .that the small stock in
New York enables persons here control
llcc It to affect the price of cotton from
C to no a bale -by threatening delivery
or preventing delivery, r
SON OF "AFFINITY" STOLEN.
Detectives Scourluc Europe for
Elaut-Yenr-Old Hnrrld Earle.
.Paris. Nov. is. Extensive search Is be
ing made throughout ranee ana jngiana
for eight-year-old Harold Earle. son of
Ferdinand Plnney Earle, or affinity fame,
by his nrst wire.
The fact tnat the cmra was kidnapped
nine days ago today by a. man later
Identified as .Earle and a woman from
the Ecole d'Aqultaine, did not become
known until the boy's mother, Mme.
Fischbaeker, left suddenly for London
Hammerrteln ainst Pay Up.
Albany, N. Y Nov: is. Oscar Hem
mersteln, the theatrical promoter, must
pay his two daughters J100 a week for
life. The Court of Appeals today upheld
the validltyjOf an agreement entered info
by Hammersteln with his wife, in which
he agreed to pay her, in lieu of alimony,
S200 a week- for life and when she died,
to continue to jy this money to "two
daughters. He (cept the agreement until
his wife" died; when be sought to have
Fhoto by BurirXwiaz,
Contributions Assure Success
of Community Ckiist-
MEETING SET FOR TODAY
Executive, Committee to Receive Re
ports in Trade Board Rooms
'.- Thu Afternoon.
There was great activity jesterday in
the offices and homes of those selected
as chairmen of the various subcommit
tees that will handle Washington's Com
munity Christmas Tree celebration. The
subchalrmen were busy finishing the lists
of their committeemen.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock there will
be a meeting In the Board of Trade rooms
of the executive committee made up of
these subchalrmen- and reports will be
made and approved by the executive
committee. These reports will contain the
names of those chosen to carry on the
work ot the subcommittees and what
ever other preparatory steps have been
This will draw out many suggestions
ot the details of the Yuletlde celebration,
and some permanent plan for the fete
will be evolved from them. The meeting
ot the executive committee will mark the
real start of work on the preparations,
and by tomorrow scores of. persons will
be busy putting the Ideas of the execu
tiv e. committee Into operation. Of course,
it Is expected that It may take some time
to thoroughly settle on every detail, there
have been so many suggestions of slight
ly divergent nature. But those at i"
head of the subcommittees are now In the
work heart and soul, and each committee
Is prepared to sift to the bottom the de
tails that fall Into Its particular prov
ince. o Refiuest Yet lamed.
George "W. White, treasurer and chair
man of the finance committee, wan roo-
than optimistic last night over the finan
cial prospects .of the affah. The first day
since the formal organisation of the com
mittee proved rather a surprise in the
way the contributions came in.
No formal request for funds has been
issued as yet but In spite of this Mr.
White reported last night the receipt
of a substantial fund for a start
The finance committee will meet Fri
day afternoon at iJX o'clock In the Board
ot Trade rooms when some plan for the
collection of the necessary funds will be
drawn up. It was expected at the start
that a circular letter asking for sub
scriptions would have to be sent out but
so prompt was the- response yesterday
that now the members of the finance
committee are In hopes that this may
not be necessary.
"I hope," said, Cu no H. Rudolph, chair
man of the executive committee, last
night "that all those who are going to
give anything toward the Christmas tree
will send in their contributions at once,
so that the committee may know about
what It may expect from the city gen
erally. If enough contributions are re
ceived early we may find that we can get
along without sending out circular let
ters as we had expected or without mak
ing a personal canvass for funds. We
will have to make up some kind of a
OUDBCl Oi ilia circu9ca vi uie nivmu
mlttees. and the earller-the funds are In
the easier the work, of the executive com
mittee will be." .r
New Haven t Get Bin Loan.
.New York. Nov: IS. It was learned In
financial circles this afternoon that the
New Haven road has made arrangements
with bankers to borrow between H5,000,000
and $M,0CC,Ku on short term notes from
three to -six: months at per cent Inter
est The bankers who will finance the
scheme rare J P. Morgan & Co. the First
National, and the National City Bank:
The money will be used In redeeming
notes due December- 3t
STOPS TOBACCO HABIT. '
"'Elders-v-Sanltarlum. located, at 1119
Main" St, SttJQseph. Mo . has published
a book showing; the deadly- effect, of
the tobacco -habit and haw It can ne
stopped in"three to five-days.
"Jit tbeyare'-dlatrlbuUng this book
free, anyone .-wantjrg'- a copy should
send thelfnams and address at once.
The Herafd has the largest
lorningvnome circulation, and
morningnorae circulation, and
pnnts ail the news of the world,
withjfcany "exclusive features.
Overthrow of Leadership in
Conservation Congress to 3
Be Attempted Today. -
SHAFR0TH HEADS FOES
Former Chief Forester Refuse to Sign
Report Because It Did Not Em I
phaaize Government Control. '
DB. WILEY'S BESFECTS
TO "MIKE" ANGELO
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, famous
pure food advocate, made the
members of the National Con
servation Congress laugh several
times yesterday. The following
expression especially pleased
every one present:
"If I had mv choice. Td rather
nave the reputation of being able
to cook a good American potato
well than the fame of having
placed the beautiful frescoes on
the walls of St Peter's Cathed
ral, with all respect to my friend,
Culmination of the bitter fight which
suited In the National Conservation
Congress yesterday over the question o
water power rights will come on the floor
of the convention today. Either Gtfford
Plnchot, "The Father of Conservation."
and his cohorts will dictate that the
policy of the congress be radically antl
monopollstic, or the domination of the
congress, which the former forester or
ganized and financed for many years,
will be wrested from him and placed In
the hands of the leader or the opposition
forces. Senator Sbafroth ot Colorado.
Former Secretary of War Henry L.
Stlmson Is aiding In marshaling- the Pln
chot forces for the final fight which
caused the congress to split In two fac
tions after it was discovered that an
agreement could not be reached by the
different members of the water power
committee as to the policy -to be advo
cated. "Packed" MeejJrigv It la Said.
XTiarges that the' "water power" tnat"
has "packed' the convention and will trr
to defeat the minority- reportslgneTby
Messrs. Plnchot Stlmson. and Joseph tf.
Teal were openly made by the Plnchot
faction last night Feeling- ran high at
the close of the afternoon session and
the anti-Pinchot forces openly declared
that the leader of, the opposition had
brought hundreds of his forrcjv subordi
nates in the United States F,.-". r "Serv
ice to Washington, as delegr.'M t- . 'd
Plnchot who has always i ' .c-a
nant factor in the Congress, i. i
sign the water power committee
because he declared it did not emphasi.
advocacy of government control and an
anti-monopoly. He wrote the minority
report advocating Federal control of
water power franchises and the adjust
ment of thse rights every ten years or
so under government supervision.
The committee report favored Federal
control, but according to Plnchot and
his adherents, did not set forth strongly
enough a declaration against State con
trol and supervision and monopoly of
the country's water power rights by cor
porations and Individuals. It Is the
opinion of the Plnchot following that the
Federal government should tax water
power lights In perpetuity.
Contention of Opponents
The opponents of this proposition as
sert that it stands in the way ot mate
rial progress, and that such a policy Is
hostile to the interests ot those who con
sume power in this country.v
Senator Shafroth comes from a State
that opposed Mr. Plnchot when he was
at the head of the Forestry Service, and
has persistently combated his Influence
In the Conservation Congress. ,
As an Illustration of how bitter the
light will wage Is the following state
ment Issued by the antl-Plnchot faction
lue uiciuiiuiv ul uiuuru c mviiui as
the dominating force in the National
Conservation Congress will be attempted
tomorrow. Mr. Plnchot suttered his flrst
defeat when the -water power committee
decisively voted to condemn the existing
government- policy, which he himself
dictated, and recommended the adoption
or a new policy Intended, while safe
guarding public Interests, to yet invite
investment or capital In water power
projects coming under hederal Jurisdic
tion. Encouraged by their first victor,
the revolutionists will .press hard to un
horse Mr. Plnchot and wrest the Con
servation Congress from his control."
The bulletin continues;
"Having had-full warning that, he was
to be attacked. Mr. Plnchot through his
lieutenants, brought to Washington at
government expense several hundred field
ctficers of the Forest Service tormer sub
ordinates ot Mr. Plnchot and still loyal
with a view to "packing the convention. '
Charles Lathrop Peck, president ot the
congress, vesterday delivered an address
of welcome to the delegates. James
White, deputy head ot the Canadian Con
CONTIMJED OV PAOB THHEK.
STRETCHED ON COFFIN,
HE BLOWS OUT BRAINS
Missing Basks Cashier, Unbalanced by
Worry, Takes Hk Life in
Derby. Conru, -Nov. IS. Samuel ,H.
Lessey, cashier of the Birmingham Na
tional Bank, committed suicide today In
a public vault in the Oakcliff Cemetery.
Lessey stretched himself out upon a
coffin box. then fired a revolver bullet
Into his brain.
Worry over the financial affairs ot the
bank, and over the fact that a check
raised from tS to 1X500 had been honored
by the bank is believed to have led to
the tragedy. Bank officials say that Lea
ser's accounts were alt correct
The dead man's body was found by
Chief ot Police O'DelU after a twenty
hours search, Lessey Bavins disapssirtd.
Jretn bU bmm yesterday.
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