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WASHINGTON, SATtTObAjY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1012.
PBIOE ONE CENT.
; OF RURAL CREDIT
AT WHITE HOUSE
Twtoty-nine State Executives Discuss Plan
With President at Brilliant Luncheon.
Officials Give Their Views.
Some of the Governors Who Are Guests at the White House Today
METHODS EMPLOYED BY
FOREIGN LANDS DESCRIBED
For the purpose of providing the agricultural interests
of the country with a credit system which will make prod
pots as well as real estate collateral for necessary loans,
twenty-nine governors, members of the Cabinet ,and Diplo
matic Corps lunched with President Taft at 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon, prior to an extended conference on the sub
ject of rural credits.
Secretary of State Knox, Secretary of the Treasury
MacVeagh, Myron Herrick, ambassador to France, and
three governors-elect, Sulzer of New York, Hanna of South
Dakota, and Cox of Ohio, atended the luncheon.
The governors present were O'Neill of Alabama, Scha
freth of Colorado, Baldwin of Connecticut, Gilchrist of
Florida, Hawley of Idaho, Plaisted of Maine, Foss of Massa
chusetts, Eberhardt of Minnesota, Hadley of Missouri,
Goldsborough of Maryland, Oddie of Nevada, Dix of New
York, Harmon of Ohio, Tener of Pennsylvania, Blease of
South Carolina, Mann of Virginia, McGovern of Wisconsin,
Carey of Wyoming, Glasscock of West Virginia, Brown of
Georgia, Carroll of Iowa, Norris of Montana, Kitchen of
North Carolina, Murphy of South Dakota, Spry of Utah,
and Donaghey of Arkansas.
The.Durppse of the conference at ,the White House to
f ' day was to settle upon a method of UsUjIuting rural credit
' ' societies or bank whlehwlll mI jfc v t T ' r.l ! . '
societies or banks wnlchWm.asv
able farmers to use their products as
well as their real estate as collat
eral for loans.
Bereral plans of this sort are In
use abroad. The Ralffelsen system,
which Is spread over all of Germany;
the Cfedlt Fonder, in uae In France;
the Landschatten, employed In the
time of Frederick the Great In Ger
many and Austria, and devices now
In use In Italy and elsewhere have
been considered with a view to ob
taining from them the elements suit
able for use In this country.
The governor., while In congress at
Richmond, adopted a reaolutlon favor
ing the Institution of rural credit so
cUtles. This pleased President Taft,
a.t hA AtawtaaAj 1.1a. Il.fa.llnli W.I.AM
hemet the governors today. President '
Taft recognises that the success or any .
sort of rural credit association will de- I
pfttd largely upon State legislation. 1
ACAU.e of this he ha. riven the srov-
ernora much consideration In forward
lag a movement which he has earnestly
urged In speeches, a recent message to
Congress, and a direction that the State
Department collect all available in
formation on the subject.
,A committee of five governors will
baev actual charge of the diaftlng of
laws to be submitted to the various
BUte legislatures. Uniform legislation
will be proposed, and an attempt will
be made to have It adopted without ma
terial amendment In each of the States,
so that Federal co-operation will be
It every mate were 10 aaopi us own
Slan, the Central Government would
ave a complicated problem to face In
designing general legislation. This gov
ernors' committee will also recommend
changes In general banking; laws re
quired after his new form of financial
Institution has been established.
For the purpose of discussing the
Republican reorganization, an Import
ant conference will be held at 4.10
o'clock this afternoon by the gover
nors and governors-elect who have ar
rived In Washington from the Rich
mond conference. This conference will
be held after the call of the governors
at the White House.
Governors Hadley. of Missouri;
Tener, of Pennsylvania: Goldsborough.
of Maryland; Eberhart. of Minnesota,
and Glasscock, of Wert Virginia, are
among the prominent Hcpubllcan gov
ernors who will participate.
Governor Hadley, who has been taking
leading part In the movement for tlie
reorganisation, was at the Capitol and
conferred with a number of members
of the Senate. Including Senators Keii
von. Boiah, Crane, and others on the
subject of straightening the Republican
party. It Is expeited that the confer
ence this afternoon will discus the cum
mins plan for calling a national cpnven.
tlon and urloua other reorganisation
plans, and that It may make recommen.
datlons to the national committee.
j WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THC DISTRICT.
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LIVE: BIRDS FLY
AS SOCIETY GASPS
Stotesbury Ball in Quaker
City Is Conducted on
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 7.-At the
most magnificent ball ever given In this
city, held In the ballroom of the Belle-vue-Stratford
Hotel, Mrs. E. T. Stotes
burv last night assumed the reins ot
the social leadership tn Philadelphia.
The great ballroom was transformed
Into an Italian garden at the cost of
thousands of dollars. Electric fountains
played, gondolas glided about on a lake
under artificial moonlight, and In the
midst of all these beauties the leaders j
oi society m new xoric,, wasnington
and Philadelphia watched dancing girls
In diaphanous costumes pirouette and
Money Lavishly Spent.
If tho lavish expenditure of money
and tho power to create a gorgeous
spectacle are claims to social leader
ship Mrs Btotesbury established her
right to rule. It had been expected
that with the vast fortune of her hus
band, one ot J. Plerpont Morgan's part
ners, to draw upon, she would excel
anything that ever had been done here
In the entertainment line, but the re
sult exceeded all expectations
Mrs, Stotesbury wore a gown made In
Paris for the occasion With It she
wore three ropes of pearls, .a diamond
tiara, and other Jewels which made her
display alone worm closo to 11,000,000.
Among the guests were ambassador
James Brvce, Postmaster General
Hitchcock, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Judge
W. II. Moore, Judge V II, Gary, Cyrus
H. McCormlck, Mr. and Mrs Edson
Bradley, Mr. and Mrs William Cor
coran HOI, Mr. Corbln, widow of the
adjutant general; Mrs Biddle Porter.
Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hemmlck, and
Mrs. Harry Lehr.
Canaries In Garden.
A Venetian garden typical of the fif
teenth century, stocked with live cana
ries and goldtlsh and fragrant with
orange trees in blossom, formed the
setting tor the entertainment
To piovlde fitting amusement for their
guests the host and hostess had
brought Mile. Genee and her entire
company, as well as Sybil Maltland, the
barefoot dancer, and a troupe of
Neapolitan singers over from New
Over the heads of the guests floated
billowy clouds, through which shone a
new moon. The sides ot the room were
hidden by the orange trees, some of
which bore the golden fruit, while
others were In blossom. The floors
were covered with grass carpet, and at
one snd of the ball room was a huge
fountain, In which myriads of tiny In
candescent lights glimmered through
the sprays of water that formed the
large pond for the goldnsh. Overhead
fluttered hundreds of sweet-throated
canaries, whose tuneful melodies could
be heard during tn lull ox conversa
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Left To Sitht.Gov.
rnors A. 0. Eber
hart, of MinntsoU;
Cole L. Bletie, of
on the Constitu
tion crested much
Cessment, gad John
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STREET RAILWAY IS
OFFERED IN SENATE
Provides Company With
$600,000 Capital to Build
An important bill for a new street
railway in tne District or Columbia was
Introduced In the Senate this afternoon
by Senator Bankhead. It provides for
mo incorporation oi tne Virginia Ter
minal Company, with a capital stock of
1000,000, with Harry Wardman and A.
A. Thomas, of Washington, and J. G
Dudley, J. C. Taylor, and E. F. Craw
ford, of Virginia, as the Incorporators.
The new company proposes to build
and operate a double track under
ground electric street railway system,
the line to extend from the north side
of Canal street, which Is tho south
line of the military reservation known
as the southern approach to the Aque
duct bridge, 240 feet west of the
northeast corner of Canal street and
Chadwlck avenue, thence across the
reservation to the south end of Aque
duct brldce, thence across the bridge
to Thirty-sixth and M streets north
west, east along M street to Now
Jersey avenuo to Massachusetts av
enue, thence to Union Station, along
Pima to B street northeast, alopi; li
to First northeast, alonsr FlrJt to C
northeast, west along C to Plata and
thence along tho route described to
tho blace of beginning.
The bill provides the plans for the
new project shall 'be subject to the ap
proval of the Commissioners.
The measure was referred to the Dis
RESIGNS HIS PLACE
AS CITY LAWYER
Assistant to Corporation Counsel
Will Quit at End or
John M. Georgo, Asslstatnt Corpora
tion Counsel, detailed at the Juvonlle
Court, today submitted his resignation
to the Commissioners to take effect
December 31. Mr George's reason for
reslanlnir 1. that he mav devote his en
tire time and attention to his private
Mr nnrffA entered the service of the
District Kovernmtnt as a stenographer
In the office of the Corporation Counsel
In 1901 and on Juh 1, 1811 was appointed
Assistant Corporation Counsel. He Is a
granuate nr tno ueorgeiown lw Bcnooi
of Georgetown Unltorslty.
The appointment of a successor to Mr
George probably will not be announced
until his resignation (oes into effect,'
Tat position pays 11,500 a year.
CONGRESS ASKED TO
CUT ELECTRIC RATE
Congressman Labeck, a member of the
House District Committee, moved
against the Washington Gas Light
Company and the Potomac Electric
Light Company today by Introducing
bills providing for an Investigation of
the Gaslight Company's affairs and for
a 50 per cent reduction of the price at
which electricity Is now furnished the
One of the Lobeck bills authorizes the
District Committee to make a complete
Investigation of the property, bond Is
"LIE," SAYS CLARK
ABOUT REPORT HE
Speaker Warns Professor to
Retract Charge or Take
Although the heat of another politi
cal campaign Is a thing ot the past,
'lieakcr Champ Clark has found It
necessary to deny what he terms a
"malicious lie" alleged to hae been
circulated by Prof. F. A. Barbour, of
the Ypallantl, Mich , Normal School.
In a letter to the Franklin Reposi
tory, of Chambersburg, Pa., Mr. Clark
says Professor Barbour must retract
his charge that the Speaker was In
toxicated during an address at Ann
Harbor. Mich,, and had to be taut to
bed by fraternity brothers. If thore
la no retraction, the Speaker says the
profrtssor must take the conse
quences. In writing the Franklin Repository,
the Bpeaker says he has been lied
about until his patience Is thread
bare. He asserts he 'has not taken In
toxicating liquor In any form since
United States Is Urged
To Buy Lincoln's Home
Acquisition by the Government ot
Abraham Lincoln's farm and the log
cabin In which he was born was pro
vided In a bill Introduced today by Con
gressman Johnson of Kentucky. To ac
cept tho property as a gift from the Lin
coln Farm Association, with an endown
ment fund of ((0 000 Is proposed. Main
tenance of the homestead as a national
park 1 sanotstr feature of the measure.
sues, certificates of Indebtedness, assets
and liabilities and other transactions ot
the Oasllght Company and to make a
report to the House In order that legis
lation affecting the gas situation In the
District may be framed.
A second bill provides that, aftor
July 1. IMS. the price for electric cur
rent In the District, shall be Ave cents
rer kllawatt hour Instead of the present
price ot 10 cents. Mr. Lobeck says ho
would attempt to obtain early action
for his Mil.
PLEADS GUILTY TO
Leroy Baker Asks for Re
volver in Court, But It
An earnest plea from the lips of a
boy facing a long term In the peniten
tiary a plea, not for the mercy of the
court but for the weapon with which
he for more than a week terrorised the
residents of Washington In his burg
laries was the onlv sign of concern
evinced by Leroy Baker, the Juvenile
burglar, when arraigned In the United
Stales branch ot the Police Court today
on chargCH of housebreaking, Tho boy
chatted merrily with a pretty woman
prior to'hls arraignment and when told
that he would bo held In ti.0000 bond
and remanded to Jail for the action of
the grand Jury, turned to Central Office
Detectives O'Brien and Springman, who
"Please, mister, give my revolver to
me," he said. "I want It as a souvenir.
It te mine by right."
When told that he could not have
the weapon the youthful prisoner
pouted and walked back to the pris
oners' dock. The mysterious woman,
who Is said to be the 'wife of a promt-n-i
Vosh'nglonlan recelvd permis
sion from Deputy Marshal Read to con
tlnued her conversation with the bov.
"I'm merely Interested In the young
man," she said. She refused to give
her name, but said that she met Baker
while the youth was working In this
city about a year ago.
The mother of the youthful prisoner
dirt rot come to Washington for the
preliminary hearing. She Is prostrated
uy mid over hed boy's predicament,
"Guilty," the prisoner answered to
two apeetflo eeunts t housebreaking.
From left to Right.
Sulxer, the Newly
Elected Chief Exec
utive of Ifew York;
John K. Teaer, of
Beryl F. Carroll, of
tr o. V. Buck.
FOR BEING GUEST
Congressmen. Think Tariff
Reformer Should Shun
When on Wednesday night Thomas
Fortune Ryan, ot New York, gave a
dinner In the metropolis and played
the role of genial host with Leader
Oscar Underwood, ot the House; Sen
ator Joseph W. Bailey, former Senator
Aldrlch, E. II. Gary, of the 8teel Cor
poration; Chancellor Day. James M
Duke. George J. Gould. Stuyvesant
Fish, and others well known In the
world of finance, as his guests, he
Erobably did not realise what a storm
e would kick up In Washington.
That such a dinner should tan .riven
at this time, on the eve of a revision
ot the tariff and the undertaking of
Democratic administration of the
trusts arid corporations, has hit a large
section or congress Detween tne ees.
Criticise Mr. Underwood.
It is impossible tJ disguise the fact
thnt great uneoslncss has been uroused
amone the Democrats In the House
because of the dinner. Some of them,
especially leading progressive Democrat-,
are sharply criticising Mr. Un
drood for It. No matter what his
motUe, they iu that It has put tho
House Democriit. In an attitude where
thev nrr ualiiK to have to do a lot
The ItHii dinner, moreover, has In It
the possibilities of something more than
talk, and it Is likely to wind tin in .i
fight to oust Lender Undcrnood from
his position as chairman of the Way
and Means committee wnen tno com
mittees are organised for tho now
House next spring.
Dinner Causes Feeling.
This has already caused feeling. The
feeling has been brought to u sudden
head by the Ryan dinner.
One tiling was larking to make the
Democratic cup of harsh tertlng on ac
count of the Ryan dinner overflow en
tirely. This was the absence ot J. Pler
pont Morgan. Mr. Morgan would have
been at the dinner, but no was Kept
away by a cold. ,. .
So far as Senator Bailey Is concerned,
the House talk does not reach parttcu
inriv tn him hitcsu-a he will retire from
Congress at the end of this session, and
will taae no pan in ine auair. iu ira'
latlon after March 4.
Station's Name Changed
By Big Wireless Plant
In honor of tho world's greatest wire
less xUCo.i at Arlington, Va, the
Washington and Virginia railway has
changed the name ot the station Bt.
John's to "Radio."
FOUR MEN KILLED,
SIX INJURED, WHEN
TWO TRAINS CRASH
Head-on Collision of Huge Locomotives
Near Pen-Mar, Maryland, Ties
Up Whole Line.
ACCIDENT VICTIMS WERE
EMPLOYES AND RIDE STEALERS .
BALTIMORE, Dec. 7.Four men were killed and a
half dozen badly injured when an extra freight train and
a string of empty passenger coaches came together in a
head-on collision on the Western Maryland railway just
east of Pen Mar Park shortly before last midnight.
Both engines were wrecked and eight cars littered the
tracks, blocking traffic on the main line until late today.
FRANK M. LEITER, baggagemaster, of Hagerstow.
J. L. HELBIG, engineer of freight, Hagerstown.
W. ECHELBERGER, conductor of freight train,
JAMES McCAFFREY, of Belmar, Pa., a train rider
on the freight.
Among those injured are:
Engineer Coleman Cook, of 401 East Biddle street, Bal
timore, cut and bruised about the head.
Frank Clayton, of Baltimore, foot crushed and in seri
ous condition. )
T. G. Burger, of Hagerstown, thrown from top of car,
cut, and bruised.
Oscar Bixler Westminster, train rider, badly outand
bruiaed. ',. --r-- ;- . y$?jr ffr,&, -f' 'X- '
Other trainmen suffered
I. C. CRAPS NEW
RAVEN ROAD FOR
Declares Neglect in Install
ing Safety Devices Cause
mtter condemnation of the New Tork,
New Haven and Hartford Railroad
enmnanv for nealectlnc to comply with
nccMc Instructions to Install safety
devices and exercise greater caution In
train running was contained In the In
terstate commerce Commission's report
todav on the Westport, Conn., wreck,
nhirh occurred on October 3. To non-
observance of the commission rules and
a "pessimistic hopelessness" of attlfide
on the part of the railroad officials the
??"...?, .nViK.. ih WeatDort ca-
tastfophe and It. attending loss of life
nThelnJeport was an exhaustive jmrn-
.". . ., .meiatsi nt railroad wreck
and a sokinn warning to all those who
the appalling death list from accidents.
Putt Blame on Neglect.
The Commission censured Bnglneman
Clark, ot the wrecked train, for dlsre-
,i- rniailons regarding curtail-
ineut ot speed, but held the railroad
mottly to blame for the rigid require
ments of high speed trains,
in nil ossontlal particulars," the re-
nm! deeluitd. "this accident, was
dunilcatlun or the accident to the Fed-1
."riii l'xnreas. nt Urld.'enort. on the Newt
VOIK. mS 1IUMII liaiu. ,..--.
on Juli 11, 1911. which resulted in ine
death of fourteen persons anu me in
Jur of lifts-four.
"The Commission Is satisfied that tho
ncpltit to comply with the recommen
dations In its report on tho Bridgeport
wreck wns lurgcly a contributing cause
of tho Westport accident und its uc
companjlnt; loss of life.
No New Devices Installed.
"To meet the requirements of a situa
tion disclosed br the Bridgeport wreck,
sim lar In all respects tb the accident
under consideration, no new .devices
huP ben Installed, or seriously In
ertlfated, nor have any attempts
been made by this railroad even to ex
periment with devices Intended for the
purpose of meeting these emergencies.
"The public. Interests lnolved and a
decent regard for the safty of the lives
of those wno travel ao not juswy a
great railroad In passively waiting until
some private Inventor, at his own cost,
develops to full perfection appliances
which will 'absolutely' prevent the oc
currence ot such accidents."
Is Hard at Work
HAMILTON. Bermuda, Dee. T. Gov
ernor Wilson today is hard at work on
his message to tho New Jersey legisla
ture. The governor will take up every
plank In his platform and cover It thor
oughly. He Intends to complete tho
message before he starts tor home. The
legislature convenes January f.
The accident la thought to nava
been due to a misunderstanding of
train orere and an inquest will be
held to determine the responsibility.
The trains came together just east
of the station at Pen Mar "Park. .The
first section of train No. 204, carry
ing three empty passenger coaches
and a baggage car, was rounding the
turn underneath an overhead bridge
at moderate speed, when the freight
train, an extra, crashed Into It with
terrible force, the freight running
down grade and the engineer believ
ing that he had a clear track.
Main Track Blocked.
The Impact ground both heavy loco
moth es to maases of twisted and
broken steel and the three passenger
coaches and baggage car were scat-
tired In a splintered mass of debris
over tho main tracks.
J. P. McWhltter of Baltimore and
Conductor J. H. Fauver of Hagerstown
Jumped v.Hli the crash and luckily es
caped the falling wreckage. They
crttwlfd to safety Immediately after the
catastrophe and were among the first
to call for assistance.
Immediately after the crash, telegrams
called physicians from Waynes, pa. and
Hagerstown Md . to the scene. It is
said the eastbeund train was composed
of "dead head" coaches which should
have been left at Hlghfleld by train
No. 45, westbound. That train left Bal
timore at 6.4S o'clock last night, tjut
was two hours late and did not have
time to switch the "empties" off there.
Traffic Is Relayed.
At a late hour today the Western
Maryland tracks were still blocked with
the debris. All traffic over the line was
done by relaying passengers. All wcro
carried to the point where the wreck
occurred walked around tlie spot uml
took other trains on tho other side to
A coroner from Waynesboro nrrKcd
on the scene earlv today, and. after
making a preliminary iurcv of the
wreck announced that he will call an
Inquest to determine the respoimllilllty
for the loss of life.
Big Ship Christened.
CAMDUN, N. J., Dec. 7. Christened
with a bottle ofi water from tho
Sunnvslde well on the famous estatn
of Washington Irving, which wus
broken over Its side by Mrs Eben Kr
sklne Olrott, wife of the president of
the Hudson River Day line, the new
American steamer Washington Irving,
too kto the water at the New York
Bhlp yard shortly before noon todaj.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
The House met at noon.
Debate on the legislative bill was re
sumed. Congressmsn Lobeck Introduced a bill
to reduce the price of electric lighting
current In the District, and also for
an Investigation of the gas light situa
Senate met at noon.
Senator Clapp Introduces new campaign
Senator Bankhead Introduces bill to In
rprporate the Virginia Terminal Com
pany. Omnibus claims bill taken up, and con
Arehbald trial resumed at 1:10.