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r NATIONAL BANKS
f Money Must Charge
I Reasonable Interest.
I ? ?
yiNKERS ARE WARNED!
?5t to hoard funds1
-fagittry" Refuses Money for
j?neing Crops Asked by Cot
ton Belt Financiers.
fa-ajaitfton. Sept. 28. Secretary Mc
y- to-night adopted stringent mess?
et? nrge national harks to ?xtend
TLn%i.t credit and charge normal in
JLt rat? on loan?. He telegraphed
Z\n n-tional banks in the fo??r re- ?
1?titles in the i"ou*.h that their re
Z^t 1er additional crop moving funds j
Eflit federsl government ?v?-uld not
J^artcd at this time, and made it
!L? thi? h>? action was taken in con- j
See with reports of exc?s.ive in
?titrates ?r.d restriction of credit?, i
h? .-teteim-nt made public with the!
laarJamm Mr. McAdoo declared that.
tkert *a? an eitraordinary h< arding ;
7?cn*y hv banks throughout the
?ot-T *"<! r '"? t* un of ?'o.?'oi'\?s with?
??T,xe?sion. He -aid report? to the '
Srtroller of the Currenc> ?howed that
.?jay taoardinp ha- been carried on by
karnkj to sn extreme degree, end ;i-i
fjjttrcH trat I ? expected to focus at
eattioB uDon the g , It?, bai ks b? is^u
KjtidiiK list ? those with excessive
ip-ei. * ? federal govern
Mit ha? no po*ei cer 'ate banks or
tnilt cimpa;- <-?, the Secretary e\
sjgisei that ''ate bh-'.V. ?superintendents
fXild be asked to furnish avsilable in
?jr-Mtioii on mone> hoarding in such ,
???titutions. He characterised money !
Ja-J-dinf. by hanks as the agency most '
?4*1? to imp?? r confidence and injure ,
Mr. McAdoo's Statement.
!>? itatement in full follows:
,"! hive decided nut to deposit the
aja-eBd instalment of crop moving fonds
fttk your bank a; this time. You can,
tapfre?, if you ie-ire. withdraw one
yfsf the securities deposited by you
ad aie them a* security for the issue
?iadditional curreiicy it you make ap
?itttie-ii therefor. 1 am informed that
but hanks in your ?.t?te are refusing
sasiesny loans for crop moving pur
met, snd that in msny cases good
gut are rejected or unreasonable
rite* of interest are asked. I am nlso |
?rfiraed that ma::, banks which have ,
t-JHB eat additional currency are re
teiaf to use it. in spite of great de
?sdi for raone?. I trust you are not
4-Of this. I shall withdraw all gov
ffiasnt depos ;* from banks charging
trauire rates of interest, or which '
?tftiM reasonable accommodations, and
I shall refuse to issue so-called emcr
-oc" currency to banks which are not
s?:nr uie of it on reasonable terms
fir the benefit of the business com
anity. It is essential, in the present .
kUition, that everybody pull together
*t U unselfish spirit for the good of
tit ?urtry. I, of courve, expert the
kaki to make a reasonable charge for
??-t-wmodation's. My point is that the
tart* must be reasonable, as the co
?s-fition snd help of the Treasury will
KW extended on any other basis.
Banks Hoarding Funds.
|t *Tke report.? of national banks now
?tal received b\ the Controller of.
IfcCurrtncy in response to his call for i
Ut?teiTient of their condition as of
e?**t**"ber 1" indicate an extraordi- |
*?T Hoarding of money by many na
tanl banks in ?arious sections of the]
"?try. 1 am astonished that so many :
?fthe national banks are pursuing a?
sent so contrary to the public inier- '
et and so indefensible from any point
?rfTie?. There is neither occasion nor
**u;ty for it.
Tsli reporta have not yet been re- j
??"ad by the Controller, but they are
???}"*: in daily. I intend to "begin
?WSJ daily ? list of the banks which ]
etWrding money by maintaining ex
ettirt reserves, ir order that the
??try may know how they are ?>er
*ta\i% their public ?Julias. The re
PWU of natio-;i! banks are public
?ytatv. anyway, and ??hile they have
a*? published in their respective com
?Wiiti-f the s-gnii-cancc of their state
-??ti is not generally understood. The
wie does not know ho??- to analyze
:?t". My --?arp?se is to focus attention
tat the e>.cessi\e reserve? carried by
***** bank?, for the reserves indicate
?wth-r or not the bank-, are using
??ir full resource, for the relief and
?"??Wroodation of business ?n th?."r t
"? na matter a?f extreme regret that
y fflvcrnmen?. has not the >ao\?rr to
exact similar statements from the state
banks and trust companies throughout
the country, because I am satisfied,
from certain reports which have come
to me, that many of the state banks
and trust companies, like many of the
national banks, are hoarding money and
refusing to oxtend legitimate credits.
I shall ask the superintendent of banks
in the various states to co-operate with
the government by supplying reports of
the condition of the state banks en?
Suggeetlon to Bankers.
"The banks that are hoarding money
should discontinue it. Such action,
more than any other agency, tends to
impair confidence and injure business.
If all the banks of the country will do
their duty in the present circumstances,
by extending legitimate credits at rea?
sonable rates of interest, the most seri?
ous of our difficulties will promptly dis?
appear. The economic and financial
condition of the country is sound
throughout. The most essential thing
now for our prosperity is the prompt
conduct of business on a normal basis."
The Secretary's statement was issued
to-night after the Federal Reserve
Board, of which he is an ex-officio mem?
ber, had listened for several hours to
pleas for assistance from the commit?
tee of forty of the Farmers' Union,
which came to Washington to urge di?
rect federal loans to cotton producers.
The committee was told that it was im?
possible for the government to do more
for them than it already had tried to
IN FINAL FORM
Conferrces Agree on Amended
Measure To Be Presented
I From ?The Tribune n_ri*?. |
Washington, Sept. /.'3. The Clayton
anti-trust bill, the second of the ad?
ministration anti-trust measures, in
the final form in which it will be pre?
sented to both houses to-morrow, was
agreed on by the conferrees to-day,
Republicans voting against it.
The measure differs greatly from
the bill passed by the Senate. The
Senate provision directed against ty?
ing clauses covering the sale of ma?
terials and supplie, for use vith
patented articles is entirely rewritten
and the penalty eliminated. The tying
clause is forbidden only in case the
agreement is such as to "substantially
The Senate provision making court
decrees in anti-trust suits brought by
the United States prima facie evidence
m private suits is made applicable
only to decrees hereafter rendered.
The House provision prohibiting in?
terlocking directorates, among bank?
ing institutions a restored with
slight modifications. To enforce com?
pliance with the prohibitions regarding
interlocking directorates the Interstate
Commerce Commission, Federal Trade
Commission and Federal Reserve
Board are clothed with authority to
bring the necessary proceedings.
The labor and anti-injunction sec?
tions of the bill are substantially the
same as those approved by the Senate.
The Senate provision for the re?
ceivership and dissolution of corpora?
tions adjudged to be monopolies is
omitted from the final draft of the
bill. It is probable that there will be
a protest on the part of some Ocmo
crate against this, as well as
against the section relating to patent
monopolies, but it is expected that
th measure will be approved and
signed as it now stands.
PINCHOTS PROFIT BY
ESTATE OF MOTHER
Residuary Left in Equal Parts
to Gifford, Amos and Lady
The * ill of Mrs. Mary E. Pinchot.
mother of Gifford Pinchot, formerly
United States Chief Forester and now a
candidate for the Senate in Pennsylva?
nia, and of Amos R. Kno I'inchot and
Ladv Alan Johnstone. vas filed in the
Surrogates' Court yesterday. Mrs. Pin?
chot di?*d August '_.-> at Saugatuck,
Conn., leaving an estate valued at
$1,132.000 in real estate and "more than
Mrs. Pinchot made her will in 190",
leaving a bequept of $100,000 to her
husband. Jame* W. Pinchot. who pre?
deceased her. The testatrix said: "Ex?
cept for his request. 1 would give him
a much I arg? - .?hare of my estate." The
lapsed legacy becomes a part of the
residuary, which il left in equal parts
to the two sons and daughter. Besides
this provision for Amos Pinchot and
Gifford Pinchot. each receives $3-'5,000,
with interest from July 1, 1900._
DECLINE A TRUCE
Want to Obey Colorado
laws, but Won't Bind
ALSO STANDS FIRM
Intimates That Settlement Must
Be Reached?May With
draw Troops Soon.
Denver. Sept. 23. Operators claim?
ing to produce 70 per cent of the coe.l
mined in Colorado to-day sent a letter
to President Wilson on the strike situ- j
They expressed willingness to o.ey I
j the mining statutes of Colorado and to '
i re-employ such striking coal miner? ai
i they think desirable and for whom
I tjiere is work at the mines, but the;*
i refuse to entir into a three-year true*
! with the United Mine Workers of
America, or to re-employ all strikers
' not convicted of crime, or to submit 10
' a final arbitrament of all grievances by
I a federal commission.
The letter was a reply to the com
i munication in which the President
| urged the operators to udopt the pUn
; suggested by Hywell Pavifl ,-ind V?ill
I iam E. Eairley, federal mediators, for
? ending the coal miner.-,' ?trike. It waa
signed by the Victor-American Kutl
?Company, the Rocky Mountain Fuel
Company-?two of t lie so-called "big
three" and by forty-one smaller con?
cerns. The Colorado Fuel and Iro'i
I Company gave its views to the Presi
i dent in a separate letter made pubic
! last night.
The operators expressed doubt as to
I the impartiality of the federal media
"It is to he regretted," the letter
I ran. "that the character of the investi
1 gation and the previous records of
these reports selected by Secretary of
Labor Wilson justify the belief that
they are partisans of the men who have
' made necessary the presence of fed?
eral troops in the strike district. One
; of the representatives, William Eair?
ley. was a member of the national c\
?cutive committee of the 1'nited Mine
Workers of America for Alabama, and.
according to their treasurer's report,
wns or. their payroll during the year
I ended November 30, 191.1. and was ac- ,
ti* ely engaged as an organizer and ,
agitator in the Colorado strike in j
Won't Agree to Truce.
' Referring to the proposed three-year |
tru?*e, the operators said:
"The Grvernor of this state some
months since entered into an agree?
ment or truce with the leaders of this ;
organization, and in utter disregnr?l of |
their obligations the striking miners.
! under the direction of these identical j
leaders, continued with renewed vigor
to destroy onr ? roperties and kill our
workmen. It would be imprudent toi
again place reliance upon the good
faith of these mm."
The letter stated further:
"We arc and have been willing to
employ as many of the strikers as pos- ;
bible, without discrimination because |
of the fact that thty laid down their j
tools, and believe that we can gi\e,
work to a very large majority of these j
remaining in .he state. But it is quit? j
impossible for us to agree to emplo>
all striking miners who have not been [
found guilty of violence."
This refusal was based in part upon '
the fact that the mines already are
1 manned and in part upon the fact that '
many strikers are under indictment on
charges of murder, but have not yet
The operators objected both to griev?
ance committees and to the proposed
federal grievance commission. Of the
latter proposal the letter said:
"The unlimited authority of this pro?
posed commission of three persons to
be appointed by the President of the
1'nited States practically put the entire
control of the most important depart?
ment of our business in its hands. Its
power to control the conduct of our
. business far exceeds any of the demands
of the 1'nited Mine Workers of Amer?
ica. A commission with such powers
ha? inver before, to our knowledge, ex?
isted or been sugRcsted. The Inter?
state Cummeree Commission, with all
ils exten.ive powers for the regulation
of railroads and railroad busines.*--, has
1 no such variety or scope of authority
1 as this proposed commission, while the
' decisions of the Interstate Commerc?
Commission are subject to review by
the ?our!? under established nil's of
Washington. Sept. ?3. - President
of GREATER NEW YORK
for Full Information
JV ilson to-day refused to change his at?
titude toward the Colorado strike situ?
ation, and Indicated that the mine oper?
ators mutt aceept the basis of settle?
ment already agreed to by the miners
or stand responsible before the country
tot the result.
I. F. Welborn, president of the Colo?
rado Fuel and Iron Company, known a?
the 'Rockefeller property," discussed
the (ituation with the President and
told him that some of the principal
point? of the basis of agreement did
not meet with the approval of his con?
cern. IK- proposed nnother plan of set?
tlement, but Mr. Wilson refused to take
It was said at the White House to?
night that the President will stand be?
hind the original plan of settlement,
which was drawn up by a mine oper?
ator and a miner named by Secretary
of I.abo;* Wilson. Mr. Welborn prom?
ised to lay the President's views before
tee other operators and then to amd a
President Wilson has expressed his
disinclination to allow federal tioops to
remain in the Colorado mine district
TO SETTLE DEBTS
Sheriff Takes Comedy Out
of Vaudeville Comedy
All the wet Mines and it I ? ine dry
brands and the liquors, tin chief re?
maining asset of the Vaudeville Com?
edy Club, at 149 West 43d st.. which
?*?s formerly the Motel Met ropole. were
sold yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Moffit,
tee :ale being conduct?*?! by IianicI
Groenwald, SherirT's auctioneer.
The Vaude\ille Comedy C?ub, as the
name suggests is or was an organiza?
tion of actors and other professional
men. Whatever the reason for the
financial depression that caused the
club to run into debt, it might be
stated that the bar certainly was not
at fault, for it contained a variety of
beverages that any late at night club
could be proud of and which gave no
excuse to any member to "go out for a
Included in its nssorlment were
champagnes of ninny vintages, spirits
and even mineral waters. Notwith?
standing the threat of a champagne
famine in this country or at least a
very large increase in the price of
wine, because of a uar now being
'ought in Kurope. the ninety quart!
that remained of the club's stock of
champagne sold at only $36 a dozen,
which is about **;> less than the usual
wholesale market price, even in the
most peaceful limes. And th? brand
sold was one of the popular champagnes
in New York.
Deputy Sheriff Moflll has held nu?
merous executions on judgments
against the Vaudeville Comed) Club,
but the sale vesterda\ was on h indi:
ir.cnt of $1,200 held by the RerghofT
brewery, of Fort Wayne. Ind. The bid?
ders for the most part were hotel and
saloon owners, so it was unnecessary
tor Mr. Greenwald to announce as one
of the conditions of the sale that
ro "amples could be furnished, the bid?
ders not wanting the wines and liijuors
for their own consumption.
The auction yielded 1600, which will
be credited to the club on the 11,200
judgment held -by the HerghofT concern.
HOUSE TAKES WAR
TAX BILL TO-DAY
"Gag" Rule Provides for Only
Seven Hours' Debate on
I F rim Th. Tribune Mufiu I
Washington. Sept. I"'!. The Demo?
cratic "war tax" bill will be called ?p
in the House to-morrow under a 'gag"
rul" providing for only seen hour?'
debate and denying all opportunity of
amendment. \t a special meeting of
the Rules Committee late to-da> the
Underwood resolution for a rule 'o
force trhe bill through whs appro?, ed
by ti e Democrat*?, a concession was
finally made regarding the time limit
of debate, the resolut,on being amend?
ed to provide seven instead of the four
hours originally propose?!.
Democratic members, however, ?ere
unyielding to Republican pleas for op?
portunity to offer amendment". The
Mouse ?ill pass 'he measure a? it cam"
from the Ways ami Means Committee,
ami the minority must content itself
wit'i an ineffective motion to recom?
?a! . H? cause of the "gag" rule the ie
bat ? promises to be of an acrimoni i I
nature, with Republicans assailing 'lie
Democratic tariff and the extravagance
of Ihe party ill power and Democrats
contending thai the European ?_r
alone n?H<!e nece: sary an errlerger.cy
The Rules < ommiltee also agreed lo
report h rule making privileged the
administration hill for a government
?ontrolUd line of iteamers io engage
in the foreign trade during the Kuro
pean troubles. Consideration <>! this
bill will follow- the passage of the rev?
enue measure. The committee .- *ll pro
\i?le that the last of the conservation
bills that to conseive the radium sup?
ply shall be ?idoiracked temporarily,
and that a former r.ile, making the
Kiii ervation pro?;*amme it order, be
The House to-day passed the third of
the administration's conservation bills.
It provided tha. the Secretary of the
Interior, unde.- veirulatiois to ou pre?
scribed by Mm, may lease oi!. gas.
coal, phosphate, sodium and potassium
lands located within the public domain.
SHOT DOWN IM STREET
Boy Chased After Man Is
* Killed Held by Police.
Ismlor Gottlieb, twenty-one years
old. of 1067 Prospect a**., The Bronx,
uhile standing with his brothers near
Kast 107th St. last evening was shot
in the i-hest by a boy who gave his
name as Krank Ahearn, fourteen years
old, of DM- Intervale av. Cottlicb
died in Lebanon Hospital.
Gottlieb's brothers and several
thousand persons pursued the alleged
assassin several blocks. The boy wsa
questioned at length by the Coroner
and the District Attorney, but insisted
that he had nothing to do with the
killing. Powder stains, the police say,
were found on the boy's hand. No
motive is known.
Y. M. C. A. $300,000
The board of directors of the
Young Man's Christian Association of
Brooklyn has announced a gift o!
$.'?00.000 from John D. Rockefeller to
h i-ed in furthering the enterprises
>; the association in Brooklyn. One
half the amount already has been
paid. The balance is conditional on
t ?* ability of the association to raise
$*J,750,000 before January I, 1916, to
co. etc all its proposed building
o rations. . ,
Mr. Rockefeller's gift is the third
large addition to the Brookljn T. II.
C. A. fund in about a year. One-half
Ihe amount he gave will go to-?ar?l a
site for the new central branch that
will be erected in Hanson Place, be?
tween Fort Greene and South blliott
CREDIT OF CHI!
Agent Here Denies Ban
rupt Conditions Pre?
vail in Republic.
; Sanchez Will Report Matter
States to Seek Trade.
Amerting that he intended to take
? the matter with hu home govemme
Ricardo Sanchez, Chilian Consul ??
eral here, hns written a letur to Wi
I iam K, Grace A t'o., protesting a?*air
j a speech made by Herman Gaffr?
! head of the export department, to
' meeting of business men and man
' faeturers in Brooki>n on Monda* nigl
Mr. Gaffron in his speech pictured
i gloomy outlo'ik for the mar.ufactui
? in search of increased trade on t
I west coast of South Ameries. I
urged ?hem not to send reprcscntativ
I there because of the bad eonditlO
? that prevailed, lie said tl ;,? it? Ch
the mines wer? closed Slid tie
well, and that the countr?, in
Mr. (iaffron d'.scouraged man U fact I
: ers from sending agents there. I
; taiil they should carry o?i their bin
ne?. through the export eommtsaii
i houses, r.ic consul general's lett
"In tl e issue of The New York Tri
j une of yesterday there appears the ?
port of a meeting of the Manufacture
, and Husmeas Men's Association
Hronkl-.il. in which "in employe >fj*o
! 'irm Herman GalTron, bni allowed nil
?-elf to utter opinions against Chili e
I tirely contrary to the truth. Tl
I newspaper puts in the mouth of M
Gaffron the following phrase:
" 'i hili eras bi nkiupt.'
"Chili suffers at this ?ime the cons
quences and ih?- ineonveniences occ
sioned by the European conflict, as a
the neutral countries suffer,
"In ?'.hili ih? y hnve adopted extrao
dinar) means to aid irdustry and cor
inerce. just ?is they have been ?d?>ot<
in this country from measures i
patriotism -and prudence, such as 'I
closing nf the Stock Kxchange, in o
1 .??i t?? avoid n'genero! liquidation; in
it ha? not occurred t?> any one to sa
thai 'bis country is bankrupt.
"It is not to ha? borne thai .111 a 11
1 ployc of i firm which a-.ist? to a ere:
extent from th. rtusinesa it. obtaii
! from Chili Ul put forth false mini??!
concerning that eountry. I ??.?sh i
protest m my chara-te,- as eun?ul get
aTal of Chili in the I'nited States I
the he: ?I of the firm.
"Hy the first mail will remit to tl"
supreme government the report a
Nitrate of soda .* the principal e:
? port of Chili, most of it going to Ge:
many. It is true that tne war lias ci
this market off, Mr. Sanche/ said, bi
tin 'nines did not close. Instead, th
: government came to the aid of th
! muer': by paying them a certain sui
: for each ton mined. This was to I
: tried until a market appeared.
Mr. Sanchos ?aid he rxpecUd th
' Lulled States to take a large amout
I of Chilian nil rat a- in the next fe
Mr. Sanche! cited an example of ho
little attention American pay to i>
crea. e?l trade ??ill? Chili. The ?oven
'ment, he said, which owns the rai
roadr, sent inquiries to r ft;- exportai
? her?- for nnn.non tons of <*oai a year f?
three? year?. Only one exporter too
enough interest to rail on the cnn-i
general ar.l And out the beat way t
1 gatiing the or?l?'i. < hili has heretofoi
gol its coal ! i"tn Wales.
LOZIER MOTOR TROUBLE
Detroit Automobile Concer
Placed ir. Hands of Receiver.
m Pel? ?rar* '" T''' l"i ??
Detroit, Sept. 20. The Loxier Moto
Compaii? ?a- placed in the hands of
receiver to-day by United State- Dit
trii't Judge Tuttle and prohibite?! frot
manufaeturiiig or --elling ears until th
eompany ?'?m b?? reorganized The ac
l?'Ui ua-? lake?n at the h??iir on th
g a t ? ? ion of creditors t?? liavi h.- con
com thrown into bankruptcy. The De
Irnit Trust Company was appointed rf
eeiver under bond of $25,000, and th
bond of the creditors filing the peti
tion ??a - fixed at 11,000.
Il is the intention of the court to al
lo\? the service department ?>f the I,o
/ier motor company tu continue opera
lion. In order that no hardship <>n own
ors ?if new cars should result.
The court did '?"? anpoint an attor
? ney for the receiver, desiring to keei
I expense a? low as possible, hh?I ex
prrs.e-l the wish that a reorgani/.at 101
be speedil* accomplished. Kred G
Dewey represented the creditors In th?
hearing and William B. ?ady appear??!
for the company.
KILLS SELF AND CHILD
Mother in Grief for Husbant
Dies at Home Altar.
I'rable to endure the loss of hei
husband, ??ho died two weeks age?, Mrs
Anna Hursha. of 1 101 Bristow st., The
Bronx, turned on the gas as she and
her six-year-old daughter lay in bed
When found yesterday one of Mr?
Ilursha's hands clutched a crucitix,
I while in the centre of the room stood
an improvised altar.
Milk outside the eloor that had ti.it
? been taken in in three days led to an
! investigation. By the bed were two
letters, one addressed ft) the jani'or
and the other to a relative, Mrs. U.
Tantsi, of '371 Kast 158th lt., The
MAYOR FIGHTS FOR
Writes President Urging Money
to Complete Dredging
of East River.
Outlining the importance of the
proposed Kast River improvements in?
cluded in the River and Harbor ap?
propriation bill, whia-Ti Congrega voted
to cut from $34.000.000 to S'JO.OOO.OOO,
Mayor Mitchel wro:o to President Wil?
son yesterday in <in effort to insure
the completion of work originally
planned for New York Harbor.
The item in the River and Hsrbor
b'.il as introduced in Congress, the
Mayor wrote, inclu?ied a provision for
t.ic deepening of the Kast River chan?
nel from twenty-six feet to thirty-five
feet. It ?*as imperative, he said, that
Coenties Reef, now twenty-six feet
below the surface, be dredged to a
freater depth, as two of the United
ruit Company's steameis went
aground there in the past year. A
tunnel of *he new subway system will
: pa K beneath the reef, the Mayor told
the President, and unless the dredging
I is done first life and property may be
"New York, with .'?0 per cent of the
! imports and exports of the country
fiassing through its port, has received
ess thsn 1 per cent of the ?M.IOH.ono,
i 000 heretofore sppropnated by the
1 government for river and harbor de
I vtlopment," Mayor Mitchel stated.
SEES OUR FATE INVOLVE!
Dean Bouton, of N. Y. U.
Speaks on War to Students.
Chancellor Klmer R. Brown at Uni
versity Heights officially opened Ne*.
York University yesterday with a pie
for international peace.
"I hopo and pray," he said, "that war
fare mny come to an end with the ter
1 miration of this war. But it can onl;
j ?orne to an end as the result of a grea
i truggle against war."
Dean A. L. Bouton, of the College o
I Arts aid Pure Science, told the ne*.
| students that our fnte was deeply in
i volved in the terrible struggle ii
"Upon the generation," he said
' "whose representatives sit in front o
j me, will fall unparalleled problems o
I inadaptation ami reconstruction, per
i haps involving for a time the responsi
I billtlea of economic leadership in th<
I world's affairs.
"When our thoughts are less op
pressed by the present tragedy of de
j struction we shall be well nigh over
! whelmed by the volume of these re
? eponsibilities and, let us add reverently
j without exultation, opportunities."
! FAILS AS CENSOR
| District Attorney's Office
Approves of "The Beau?
Anthony Comstock, who compiaine?!
i to the District Attorney's office about
I the alleged objectionable scenes in
I "The Beautiful Adventure," has again
j failed to qualify as a dramatic censor.
Assistant District Attornev William
: A. De ford and his secretary, l.loyd
, Willis, attended the performance of tin
pluy at the Lyceum on Monday night
i to determine if Mr. Comstock's allega?
tions were well grounded. As a result
the play is praised for its delicacy and
The following section o'' a letter
which was sent to Mr. Whitman by
Mr. De Ford and Willis eras made
public at the office of the District
"The plHy i ? a sprightly comedy of
the French type, and con'ains no ob?
jectionable matter, either in lines or ac?
tion, unless it he a discussion of a -?ex
and social problem, presented in the
last part of the second act. The lines
of the part of the second act referred
1 to portray a phase of romantic love of
a nature so delicate and intimate as
rermits either it< expression or por?
trayal without, vulgarity.
"The action of this part of the plav.
as distinguished from the dialogue. Is
marked by restraint, and delicacv, an.1
has in itself no objectionable feature?.
The play is neither indecent, immoral
? r improper within the meaning of the
provisions of our penal law as they
have hitherto been interpreted and ap
The District Attorney'- office will
? taVe no finther retion in the mutter.
Warrant Out for Physician in
Whose Home Girl Was
A warrant for the arrest of Dr.
Henry F. Risch. of 2416 Clarendon
Rqad! Flatbu.h. on a charge of aiding
the abduction of Margaret Murtha, the
I fourteen-year-old Brooklyn girl who
i was fourni in his home Tuesday night,
was issued yesterday by Magistrate
(.cismar in the FUtbush Court. Dr.
Right whs arrested last night. The
Sir! ia in the custody of the Children
ociety, and Samuel Jacobion, twent
two veers old. a Jewelry salesman, <
87 Maiden Lane, Manhattan, living i
1556 Atlantic av., Brooklyn, is in a ce
in the Snyder sv. police station on
serious chsrge preferred by the girl
mother, Mrs. Susan Murtha, of 145
After a raid on the house, .lacobso
and the girl told detectives thst the
had been living together at the horn
of Dr. Risch. The physician, ho*a
evcr. declared that they had bee
boarding there. The detectives sa
that Dr. Risch previously denied an
knowledge of the whereabouts of th
Murtha girl, who hss been tnissin
since July ''0. The police sre mystifie
by the physicisn's connection with th
case, as Dr. Risch has a good profei
sional reputation in South Brooklyr
He could not be found to-day when th
police went to his home to serve th
Although it waa known that Jacobsoi
was intimate with the Murtha girl, de
fictives ??ere unable to get any infor
mation out of him and had given ui
the case when they saw Jacobson las
Sunday at Coney Islsnd. They trailei
him to the home of Dr. Risch. Th?
r>ext evening, at the front door, the;
talked so loudly that the physiciai
came out and threatened to rcpor
them. Miss Adele Murtha, a sister o
the missing girl, meanwhile ran int<
the house and feiund Margaret in bed
She appears to be about eighteen yean
old ami was very pale and tearful whet
she appeared yesterday in court. Shi
said she had worked as a servant dur
ing her stay with I)r. Risch and, al
though she received no wages, wai
Report of Grand Jury Actioi
Denied by Prosecutor.
Haverstraw, N. Y.. Sept. 23. Friend?
of Fred Newman, whose son Kugen?
???? shot ami killed by his father-in
law. Town t'lerk William V i'lcary
brought word to Newman to-day that
? 'leary had been indicted at Now City
for murder in the first degree, anal
the news sprea?! like wildlire, but Dis?
trict Attorney Cagan denied absolutely
to a Tribune reporter that anything of
the kind had occurred.
"The grand jury," he said, "has not
reported, anil until it reports it will
not be known what its finding is. Its
deliberation? are secret."
"Occasionally, however," said the re
porte'r. "that secret leaks out."
"Well, it ?vont in this case, I can
tell you," Mr. Cagan replied. "And
you can rest assured that the indict?
ment ?tory is not true."
KILLED BY HIS STEPSON
Boy, 13 Years Old, Shoots
Barber After a Quarrel.
.lohn Mandoo, fifty-two -ear? obi. -,
barber. of KM'.? Manhattan av., Wil1
?ami-burg, w,?s shot in the chest last
night iay Louis Salenti, fifteen -ear
??I?! hi1 ?tens?n. Mandoo ?lie?! whil ?
being taken to a hospital.
Salenti. who lives with relatives at
131 Dupont st., refused to give the no
lice lap.- explanation. It wa* sao) at
Mandoo'* home that the boy had been
ordered fr >m t le house, an?; returned
? ith a r?n ol> er.
SELECT 2 AMBASSADORS
P. J. Stimson for Argentina
and H. P. Fletcher for Chili.
Washington, Sept. 2o. President
U i I son ami Secretary Bryan conferred
I to-daj on diplomatic appointments.
agreeing, it i? understood, to name
Frederic Je up Stimson. lawyer, novel?
ist and professor at Harvard Univers?
ity, to be the tirst Amba'sador to Ar?
gentina, and to promote Henry Prather
Fletcher, now Minister to Chili, ??? be
ambassador t<? that country, Both
post recently ??ere nii^od from lega?
tions to embassies.
NEW TRADE PACT
WITH CZAR LIKELY
Diplomats Expect Treaty
Giving American Jews
Washington, Sept. 23. - Russia's man?
ifestation of friendship for the United
Sutes expressed in her snnounced in?
tention of signing e pesce commission
tresty msy Icsd to negotistions for a
new treaty of commerce and navigation
between the two countries to replace
the one abrogated during the Taft ad?
This ?as the view of many diplo?
matists and officials when it became
known that Secretary Bryan had re?
ceived word of the intention of the
Russian government to negotiate a
treaty along the same lines as those
with Great Britain. France. Spain and
China, reported favorably by the Sen?
ate to-day. These treaties would sub?
mit all disputes that cannot be set?
tled by diplomacy to "a permanent com?
mission for investigation during a pe?
riod of one year and are regarded by
the Washington government ax a prar
tical safeguard against the sudden out?
break of war.
Officials expressed the view that Rus?
sia's reported modification of stringent
regulations against ihe Jews because
of their loyalty to the government in
its struggle in ihe present European
war might pave the way for an under?
standing for a new treaty. The treaty
was denounced by < ongres? and became
moperalive January I. 19)3. because it
was interpreted by Russia as permit
ting the exclusion of American Jew?
from her dominions.
Afterward Russia r-m-iined inflexible
and it came to be understood here the'
any negotiations for a new pact must
be initiated by the L'nited States. Ihe
Russian government gave no indication
that it would recede from its practice
of excluding American Jews from Rus?
sia, and it was intimated that should ?
new treaty be entered into it would
omit any references to free travel o'
Americans in Rusiia.
Secretary Bryan announced to-night
that Sweden had agreed to sign a peace
commission treaty along the lines o'
those previously signed with other na?
tions. Thi?, brings the number of peace
treaties up to twenty-eight, including
those negotiated and in process of con?
summation. Neither Germany nor
Japan has signified a willingness to
?ign similar pact* as yet. but the sub?
ject 's und?-r consideration by them.
WATER GAP SOUNDS CALL
Glowing Beauties Await Fall
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The charms of the Delaware Water
(jap are held o-.it to those uho have
waited to take their vacation till the
cri.-pness of autumn is in !he. air and
the mountain .-?des begin to glow with
crimson and gold. F.ndless are the
attractions which th.- resorts in the
(iap region offer to those who seek the
chi.nge from city sights and sounds to
countryside delights golf. tenais,
horseback riding, for those who are
strenuously ? inclined, and quietei
sports for the tired hustler.
The Water Gap, whil strictly a
mountainous region, differing from our
immediate surroundings, is only two
??ml one-half hours distant. The Water
Cap is a part of the Blue Ridge chain
that runs parallel with the Atlantic
Coast t'ar into the South. The White
Mountains, in New Hampshire: the
Creen Mountain-, in Vermont, and the
( atskills are part of 'he ?a??'- chain.
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