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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20, 1912.
PRICE ONE CENT.
SENATE TO BEAR
MEMBERS OF HOUSE
IN PERSONAL FEUD
ON WATER POWER
PURS FICHT TO
LOCAL TAX IN
IS CHARGE MADE
Militiaman Who Whipped
Superior Is Held in
"NON-COM" WILL BE IN
HOSPITAL A WEEK
Recruit Who Left Sentry Post To
Sleep Must Face Court-
By C. M. WILLOUGHBY.
CAMP 0RDWAY, BOLIVAR
HEIGHTS, W. Va., Aug. 20. Six
teen hundred District National
Guardsmen returned from a hard
morning's hike over rough West Vir
ginia fields today to learn that two
of their number had violated dif
ferent articles of war, and as a ro-
Bult two general court-martials have
The guardsmen, one a recruit,
charged wiib leaving his post of
duty and going to sleep without be
ing relieved, and the other, an older
member of the militia, who will bo
charged with assaulting a superior,
are in the guardhouse. They will ap
pear before the general courts to
Left Sentry Post.
Charges were proferred today against
Private John A. Klein, L Company,
Second Infantry, by his commanding
officer, Capt. John C. Roonoy, in which
It was stated that Klein, whilo doing
sentinel duty, slipped away from his
post, went to his tent, ate supper, and
then went to bed. The officer of the
day discovered him peacefully sleeping
In his tent while His post was unpa
troiied. In military circles this Is 'a
The second case to como before tho
general court-martial Is that of a mill-'
tlaman who not only refused to take
orders from his sergeant, but who. It Is
said, attacked him and sent him to the
hospital in a critical condition. The
sergeant, whose name will be withheld
until the court-martial Is called and
charges are preferred, will be unfit for
active duty during the rest of tho en
campment. Outfits Are Dried.
The storm of last night did but little
damage. In the entire brigade not a
tent was blown over, although one
or two tents fell, the ridgo poles having
This morning, bright and early, be
fore the guardsmen started out( on
the field work of tho day, orders were
lKSued by Colonel Harvey that the
guys of all the hundreds of conical
tents be slackened, the canvas cover
ing drawn together around the center
pole, and all cots, blankets, and kits
put out in the sunahlno for several
hours. The ground under the tents
consequently became dry In a short
time, and when the militiamen returned
from their morning hikes tUey found
their' equipments in the best possible
An idea of how tho men are being
fed can be gained by a partial list of
tlie supplies issued today by Major
E. H. Neumyer, quartermaster of the
guard. More than 1,875 pounds of
fresh beef, and something like 400
fiounds of cooked boneless ham was
ssued to the l,5t)9 guardmen now on
the field. This amount was for today's
three meals, and does not include
other foodstuffs, such as bread, jam,
potatoes, coffee, and the like.
Comparatively no complaints regard
ing the messes have made by tho men
this year, which speaks well for the
quartermasters department binder
Major 'Neumyer, and hts assistant,
rapt. E. H. Neumyer, jr., a son of the
Fire Threatens Tent.
What came near terminating In n
disastrous ftro occurred In the tent of
the paymaster last night when a can
of gasolene being used by the assistant
paymaster, Captain Clark became tg
nlted and exploded. Tho entire non
commissioned staff at tho brigade head
quarters constituted itself Into a vol
unteer fire department, and nut out the
flamss. The tent was saved, although
some prfonal property of the captain
A birthday party was given by Major
George I Talt, of the First Infantry.
In his quarters last night, tho guests
being Col. Charles H. Ourand, Lieut.
Col Glenlo B. Young Major Charles
R Luce, Major Wallach A McCathran,
Capt John B. Allison, Capt. Oliver C
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I WEATHER REPORTT
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT
Unsettled weather. Probably showers
tonight or Wednesday; not much change
U. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m 76
9 a m 78
10 a. m 73
11 a. m SO
12 noon S3
1 p m 83
2 p. m 84
8 a. m SI
9 a. m 84
10 a. m S6
11 a. m 88
12 noon 81
1 p. m 82
2 p. m SI
High tides 1:12 a. in. and 2:16 p. m.
Low t'des 8:30 a. m and 8:40 p. m.
Bun rise 5:15 Sun set 6:51
He Will Explain Note
TO BE SUMMONED
Clapp Committee to Take His Tes
timony When He Returns
From Europe. '
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania
gave notice in tho Sonato this morn
ing that ho would mako a privileged
statement tomorrow noon, at tho
close of tho reading of tho Journal.
The Senator arrived at his office
at the Capitol about 11 o'clock thlB
morning. He immediately went to
the Senate chamber. On the way ho
'"I will shoot my shot tomorrow.
In tho meantime, I will say noth
ing." To Defend Himself.
Senator Penrose's statement will bo a
defense of himself from tho charges of
having had wrongful relations with
John D. Archbold, tho financial head of
Standard Oil. Ills defense will be that
tho $25,000 which Archbold deposited to
his credit, as alleged, was for 11)04 cam
In view of tho turn the charges against
Senator Pcnroso has taken, It is ex
pected ho will say to the Senate that he
courts the fullest Investigation by the
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
The return of Senator Penrose to tho
Senate, and his announcement that he
would speak on a question of privilege,
was one of the day'B developments In
connection with the Penrose-Archbold
Another was tho fact that tho sub
committee on privileges and elections,
which Is investigating the campaign
contributions of 1004 and lDOS.-and which
Is headL-d by Senator Clapp, will obtain
tho testimony of Archbold himself.
No New Moves.
No new move hao been made with ref
erence to the Introduction by soma of
tho Senators of a resolution for an in
vestigation into the 'charges against
Senator Penrose. It is known, how
ever, that some of tho members of the
Senate are keeping In close touch with
John D. Archbold has already been
asked to appear before tho subcommit
tee of the Senate Commltteo on Priv
ileges and Elections, which is Investi
gating campaign contributions. Senator
Clapp, chairman of tho committee,
wrote him some days ago, asking him
A reply was received from Mr. Arch
bold's secretary, saying Mr. Archbold
was In Europe and would be back In
September and ho had no doubt would
be glad to appear.
From this It Is taken for granted that
the subcommittee, either this fall or
early next winter, will get the testimony
of tho Standard Oil magnate on the Pcn
roso correspondence. Tho request of
Senator Clapp was sent before the
Archbold-Penrose relations became a
matter of such Intense Interest. As the
situation stands now It looks as If the
subcommittee could not escape sub
poenaing Mr. Archbold should ho decline
Manager Griffith created a surprise.
by sending Shegg, tho Nebraska Indian
twlrler to the mound. After announ
cing him he sent Walter Johnson to
pitch, but Umpire Connelly forced
Shegg to face "Buddy" Ryan, the first
Cleveland batter. Shegg made Ryan
line to Morgan for the first out, and
then retired In favor of Johnson.
Vean Gregg, the Nap's crack south
paw, was In the box for '"loveland, but
retired In favor of Steer fter Milan was
walked. About 5,000 fans wero present
when the gamo started. The score by
Cleveland Ryan lined to Morgan.
Johnson replaced Shegg. Morgan threw
to Birmingham. Foster took care of
Jackson's drive. No runs, no hits, no
Washington Milan walked. Davis
replad the Cleveland battery with
Steon and Carlsch. Carisch replacing
O'Nell. Foster fouled to Carlsch.
Milan stole second. Moeller walked,
after taking Claronco Walker's place
at tho hat.
Gandlls grounder In front of the plate
advanced both runners, Carlsch throw
ing to Griggs. Morgan filed to Ryan.
No runs, no hits, no errors.
Washington - - 0 0
BATTERIES JWashinffton Johnson and Ainsmith.
Cleveland Steen and Carisch.
Says She Is Through With
Lawyers Accuses Cath
INTENDS TO TAKE
CASE INTO COURTS
Declares Former Husband Is Actu
ated Only by
"I'm going to mako tho biggest
fight of my lifo to get possession of
my child. I'vo had nothing but
trouble for threo years through deal
ing with lawyers. Now I'm going to
take this case into my own hands.
When womon aro treated bo is it
any wonder they aro suffragettes ?"
This Is the attitudo taken by Mrs.
Elizabeth Welsh-Cameron, who re
turned to Washington last night
from Now York with her seven-year-old
daughter, whom she will roplaco
this afternoon In Holy Cross Acad
emy, whence sho "kidnaped" hor laBt
Mrs. Cameron Bald she was per
fectly willing to obey tho order of
Judge Dugro, of tho supremo court
of Now York, to replace tho child in
the Institution where she was sont
by order of Judge Wright of the Dis
trict Supremo Court, but that sho
would at onco begin a fight to over
turn tho former court order.
Mrs. Cameron was given custody of
the child for twenty-four hours on con
dition that she bring the child back to
Washington and abstain from tho use
"When I went to tho Holy Cross
Academy last Wednesday I had no Idea
of taking the child away," said Mrs.
Cameron, speaking Impulsively and
with tears welling Into her eye. "But
she pleaded to be taken away and be
fore 1 realized it we were on our way.
I know I had done wrong but I hnd to
do something. My baby was not well
taken care of She was badly fed and
her manners were becoming something
dreadful. Judge Dugro himself said
that he had never seen so much change
In a child as occurred during the few
days sho was with mc.
"All I want is to have my baby. I
want to bo left alonp. Welsh has no
Interest In her. He made this trouble
simply through spite."
Mrp. Cameron bit her Up to control
herself and then burBt Into a seething
series of charges against her first hus
band, whom she divorced 'n 1909, and
who is the father of the golden-haired,
exuberant little girl who Is the focus
of all the turmoil.
Taken When She Was 111.
"They took her nwav from mo when
I was 111. My attorney signed the
paper permitting this child to be placed
In tho academy. He had no right to
do It: I never consented to It. I am
not a Catholic, nor was Welsh. They
are teaching my little girl that she Is
Intended to ne a nun. I won't stand It.
If mv lawyers had treated me fairly,
I would not have lost her.
"Now I'm going to take this case
into mv own hands. This child Is the
only thing I have in the world that I
cara for. and I will do anything to get
Mrs. Cameron will seek a reversal in
District Supreme Court of the order
which placed Elizabeth In the care of
the Catholic sisters. After that she will
follow a "career" which she does not
define. She will remain In Washington
only so long as Ib necessary to obtain
tho necessary order from the court.
New York she now claims as her resi
dence, although her family lives here.
"I have had to be father and mother,
teacher and doctor for this little girl,
and now I will be her lawyer," said
Mrs. Cameron, showing her completo
dissatisfaction with her experience wltr
lawyers. "Think of the way I was
treated in Now York.
"This man Dolphin, Welsh's attorney,
forced his way Into my room to serve
the papers on me. Think of a lawyer
serving a process hlms-jlf; I complained
to tho management of the hotel, and
was advlned by others not to pay my
hill after such outrageous treatment,
but I couldn't do that."
Mrs. Cameron married Duncan Cam
eron, -son of Sir Rhoderlck Cameron,
three days after she divorced Welsh.
She subsequently nought a separation
"They think I want an absolute di
vorce, and that this fight Is a part of
my p'an. It Is not "
Mrs. Cameron is a suffragette. She
belloves that women should be accordeO.
the same rights of citizenship as men.
and points to her own experience as a l
"I havo been married twice, and put
away the men for good reason. I havo
had numerous attorneys. They havo
not acted fairly. I am sepaiated from
my llttlo girl through the act of an at
torney. Is thero any reason why I
should not be permitted to have a.
much to say about these matters at
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Amreican Slain in Wilds of
Africa by British
Congressional action will be Initiated
without delay, loklng to Investigation
of the killing of an American citizen.
James Ward Itogers, in the wilds of
Africa, by British soldiers.
This announcement was made today
within a few houis of tho receipt of
cable accounts of the death of Rogers.
A resolution will bo introduced before
the close of the Congressional session,
calling on the State Department for In
formation concerning the case of
Rogers, and for Investigation and re
port. If no Information Is now avail
able. The British authorities, giving out
the story of the man-hunt which ended
In Rogers' death, admit that he had
lived in the jungle for many years, had
reduced a vast territory to something
like order and administration, and had
demonstrated himself a man of great
force and ability He Is branded as nn
outlaw because he had carried on the
business of elephant hunting and Ivory
merchandising. In these operations. It
appears, he had been connected with
outside Interests which do not suffer,
while Rogers is hunted down and killed.
Tho amazing and romantic career of
Rogers places him umong the great,
constructive pioneers. He was hunted
to his death for doing what the pi
oneers of this continent did foe two
centuries. In their effort to establish
the outposts of civilization; what
Kngllshmen havo done on every con
tinent; and It Is proposed now to
mako perfectly certain whether there
was rsal Justification for making him
an outlaw and killing him as such.
A 'Western Congressman said this
"For the present, I do not care to
have my name mentioned In tbls con
nection. I am making an examination
Into this case, so far as Information
is available, and will Introduce a reso
lution calling on tho State Depart
ment for facts. There is every rea
son why American citizens should bo
pratected wherever they aro found,
unless it Is verv clearly shown that
they aro criminals; and If criminals,
they are entitled to orderly trial and
the proper course of justice.
"This man Rogers, If an internation
al outlaw, may have got what was
coming to him. But he was an Amer
ican citizen, and entitled to a chance.
If he had heen an Englishman, the
British government would have been
busy by this time demanding to know,
the Vnltd States can't afford to be
ny slower In protecting Ub people."
KILLING OF ROGERS
dwelt upon the effect of the seventeen dam bills carried in the omni
bus measure reproted from the House Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce. Mr. Austin, he said, had challenged him to show
that he, Austin, was an ally of the Waterpwer trust.
The Illinois Democrat then outlined the history of the formation
of the Knoxville Power Company, in 1001, and its subsequent sale to
the Aluminum Company of America ten years later. Mr. Austin, he
said, was one of the incorporators and had made $10,000 out of the
deal. Litigation among certain stockholders and attorneys showed
this, said Mr. Rainey. He accused the Tennessee member of attempt
ing to "bottle up Knoxville."
In reply to this particular accusion, the indignant Mr. Austin
"The member from Illinois has seen fit to drag this personal
matter in here. This litigation took place in the city of Knoxville, a
city nominally 600 Democratic. After it was concluded I received there
a mapority of 1,000. If the gentleman from Illinois, who deals in
suspicion and innuendo and who attempts to besmirch me unjustly
before my colleagues, will come into my district and make the speech
he has made here today I will surrender the certificate of election if
my majority is not 10,000 votes.
WILLING TO QUIT IF DISHONESTY IS SHOWN.
"My Ufa Is an open book. In all my
campaign speeches, and I have made
160, I have said that If any man could
show that I was ever guilty of a dis
honorable act I would quit the race.
No man has over arisen."
Mr. Austin said he had received from
the Knoxville Power Company approxi
mately $10,(i00 for ten yenis' service.
"And since the gentleman Is interested
In my personal affairs," he continued,
"I will tell him that I was Indorser
on tho note of Colonel Treat, former
Treasurer of the United States, now
dead, who was one of those Interested
In this project. Every month I pay
something on Mr. Treat's note, and in
reality I have received Just J5.0D0 for
my ten years' service with tho com
pany. "As to the sale to the aluminum com
pany the count v In which Its plant will
be located was the one county In my
district heretofore against me. This
company will employ 1,000 men. At the
last election this countv was mv ban
ner county, the peoplo there thought I
hnd done a great thing for the develop
ment of nn section. It remains only
for tho gentleman from Illinois to dis
approve of my business acts, and I
don't care whether he belloves I am
honest or not. He would havo you be
lieve that -I havo committed a great
crime In this personal transaction,
which ho says allies mo with a great
Defends Names of Twelve.
Hero MV. Austin read the names of
L twelve members, six Democrats and six
Republicans, who havo Introduced dam
bills denounced in a recent speech by
Mr. Rainey as "steals."
"I am one of the twelve. They aro all
honorable men. There Is no man in this
JIouso who would Impeach the honesty
and integrity of these men except you
and I don't envy you." said Austin,
shaking a linger at Rainey.
"The chair must admonish the gentle
man not to use the pronoun 'you,' "
said Speaker Clark
"I beg the chair's pardon, I will re
fer to tho 'gentleman from Illinois.' "
Bitter Feeling Shown.
So bitter was the feeling between tho
two members that Mr. AuRtln some
times referred to Mr. Rainey as "tho
member from Illinois," rather than "tho
gentleman from Illinois,"
Neither member Interrupted the toner,
however, and each had fifty minutes to
air his views on conservation and the
Water Power trust. The Ralney-Austln
feud had Us Inception several months1
Illinois Man Denounces So-
Called Grab of Sites by
CHALLENGE ON FLOOR
Employing language as harsh as
parliamentary rules would permir,
Congressman Rainey, an Illinois
Democrat, and Congressman Aus
tin, a Tennessee Republican, as
sailed each other in the House to
day and renewed their personal
feud over the Waterpower trust, in
whose interest Mr. Rainey declared
several of Mr. Austin's bills to be.
"The defamer from Illinois," "a
man trained in the school of vitu
peration," and "one who delights
to make a reputation by dealing in
suspicion and innuendo," are terms
used by Congressman Austin in i
sis reply to the Illinois member.
For fifty minutes Mr. Rainey
ago, when Mr. Rainey knocked from
the unanlmnoH conr nt cnl -'- "nl
dam bills fathered by the Tennebseean.
These incut-iiics, u iUHisti .ml
sufficlcntl preserve the rights of the
Government on navigabl stiams nor
protect the Interests of the public.
During his speech today Mr. Rainey
accused Mr Austin of assisting a water
power promoter and lobbyist, stationed
"He Is the same man with whom
you recently dined at Harvey's," retort
ed Austin, "when you Introduced jour
hlte river power bill, which was c
toed ly the President."
The two members radically disagreed
as to the significance of Mr. Austin's
ono-tlme connection with the Knoxville
Power Company. The sale of this op
tion to the Aluminum cotnpanv, "closely
allied with tho General Klectrlc Com
pany," charged Mr. Ralne, showed fho
manner in which the waterpower is
gaining a foothold In tho country. The
Illinois member's most scathing criti
cism of the Tenncssean was as follows:
"I have called attention to enough
facts easily substantiated to show that
no membdr of this House Is on closer
terms of business relationship with the
representative of tho great Watcr
powor trust than tht gentleman from
Tennessoe. Tho trail from his Congres
sional offices here In Washington leads
to the office of V. R. Weller, of Wash
ington, li. C, wuter-power lobbyist and
promoter, to the office of Chailes II.
Treat, Treasurer of the 1'nlted States,
who. during his lifetime, was a water
power promoter, to the arm of Crom
well & Sullivan, dealers In Interoceanlc
canals and water-power properties, to
the banking firm of the urns of Pitts
burgh, Pa . water-power bankers, mid
tb J. P. Morgan & Co.. of New York
city the bank of the General Electric
"I ought In Justice, however, to Mr
Austin to say that he did not receive
the sum of $10,000, which ho claimed
was due him o naccount of his serv
ices, but on account of that Item he
does not appear to have received over
18,025 On tho 15,000 worth of Class
H bonds held by him, and which the'
rpcord shows were given him as a
bonus, ho collected 60 cents on tho
dollar, or S3, 000 In all.
"I have called attention to sufficient
evidence, none of which can be con
tradicted or denied, to show that a
membe rof Congress, who Is interested
only as a member of Congress In
rivers, can. If he is unscrupulous
enough, derive some considerable
profit from a connection with an en
terprise of this kind. Of course, the
enterprises embraced in the bills In
troduced by Mr Austin, and now In
corporated in this omnibus measure,
(Continued on Third Page.)
Startling Assertions in Ren
port of Special Houso (
POOR SUFFER WHILE
RICH GET BENEFIT
Residences of Millionaires Greatly
Undervalued, According To
Graphic Story Told by Com
Per foot. Per foot.
Leltcr house $5,j ?15.00
Ilourdman house 3.30 7-8.00
lVadsworth house 6.00 15.00
Larz Anderson house 2UJ5 6.00
Edon Bradley Louse. 35 15.00
Scott-ToTvnscnd house 3.00 8.00
Son. Clark property.. 1.S5 15.00
Kemi house 4.00 26.00
Dupont house 2.00 6.00
Stonclelgh Court 4.00 12.00
Portland 4.00 30.00
Kochambcau 4.00 10.00
Houses on Four
tceuth street, near
Ituchanan $3,056 $3,833
Houses on Park-
wood place, cast of
Fourteenth 2,903 2,600
Houses on U street
'orth Capitol .... 2,650 2,240
How Washington slums and Gov
ernment clerks bear tax burdens
which millionaires escape In assess
ment discriminations Is vividly re
cited in a special report made today
to the House by a special investiga
tion committee. Washington's "can
cer spots," the committee declares,
are (grossly overvalued for taxation
purposes, while wealthy property
owners pay proportionately less.
"Small homes are grievously bur
dened and overassessed," the com
mittee states, "paralyzing building
operations and checking sales."
Those Who Are Favored.
A roll call of millionaires, whose
palatial residences are undervalued, In
cludes Peiry Uelmont, Senator du Pont,
Mrs. Levi Z. Letter, W. J. Boardnmn,
Larz Anderson, John It. McLeun, for
mer Senator Clark, the Edson Bradley
home, the Scott Townsend residence,
and the Wlllard Hotel, and many largo
On the other hand GIfford Pinchot is
piaised for calling attention to the fact
thut his handsbmo home is undervalued
"Mr. Pinchot'8 public spirit in olun
tarily obtaining a competont estimate
of the value of his property Is worthy
of the highest commendation," the
Lurz Anderson, minister to Belclum.
has his homo assessed at fl.Go pr
square foot, the committee reports,
while its true value la J6 per foot. Tho
Portland apartments. It Is declared, aro
assessed at 14 per squat c fot, while tho
true alue Is declaied to be 120 a foot.
Assessed Below Value.
Homes of other millionaires aro as
sessed at from 15 to 50 per cent of their
real value, the committee declares.
"Wagon Judgment 'by which as
sessors lido by property In comfortable
vehicles to comply with tho law re
quiring "personal view" by assessors is
The committee says the District's
piopert Is assessed altogether fur
(330,000,000, while its teal aluo is $774,
000,(00, stating that the District has a
higher Income per capita and a higher
expenditure than any place of equal
population In the world.
Tho report covers an Investigation
of months, conducted principally by
Congressman Henry George, Jr., chair
man of the subcommittee, and Her-
(Contlnued on Sixth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at 11 o'clock.
Senator Penrose returns to Senate and
gives notice ho will make privileged
statement with reference to funds
from John D. Archbold tomorrow
Interoceanlc Canuls Committee falls to
act on President's recommendation.
Senate has long executive session on
Tho Houso met at 10 o'clock.
Congressmen Austin and Rainey en
gaged In n verbal dut-1 on tho subject
of the Water-power truBt.
The conference report on the naval bill,
providing for one uew battleship, was
The subcommittee of the District Com
mittee investigating the taxation sys
tem made Its report.
The conference report on the fur seal
bill was called ur.