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King Murder Planned
Here, Swann Asserts Indictment* of Several Per sons, Including a Woman, Expected, He Announcei Federal Agents May Have Seen Shooting Believe Auto Shadowing Means Followed His on Night of Crime District Attorney Swann yesterday announced that his Investigation into the mysterious death of Mrs. Mawdh A. Klag .-howed that the crime* oi fergery, srand larccny and conspiracy to murder hnd been committed in New York. while the greater crime of mur? der had tak.-n place in Concord. K. C . what* Mr-. Kiag ?-> >hot nnd killed on August lt. Indictment* agi.inst a r.unibcr of persons. including a woman. will fol? low. according to the authorities here. The greatest scrrrry -.-as maintained as to the identity ef the persOBS la voived and the probable crime- for ?Whieh each will be indicted. Smultaneouslv with his anr.our.ee -*MB? of bis f.ndings, Mr. Swaafl aaid that ho waa replying to State Solicitor Haydea Cleaaeafa call fer assistar.ee in tha praeeeatiaB ol the eaae la Notth C.-irolma by srr.d'nc a partv cf half a dozrn cf his aaalatanU to Concord. They srill anpear ther. |n time for the reopened coroner's m quest, beginning on Moaday. Dooling to l>cad Party In the partv will be Assistant Dis- ; trict Attorney John T. Dooling. in charge of the investigation in this city; , I>r. Otto H. Sehaltae, District Attor tev's physieian; Captala Jones, pistoi ' expert of the Poliee Department, ar.d aeveral detectlvrs connected with I Judge Swann's office. Some of the documents seized in th.- raid on the apartmerts cf GastOB B. Means. Mrs. King's confidential r.gi ?'. ??'? UM Park Avrue, will alae be tahea South, al? though the bulk of the papers will be ?"or the r-rosecution. ?aa made haown the fact that a representative o* * hief Plj IB of the I'nited States - s^rv ?? ? had .oi.ferred with him t-Hrd to the mesaeraBda found in the Means api.rtment relating to pro German rr**' aad that the ?er vice was extremely interested in some ?i the material dug up. "As far as we are concerned, the material throwing light on the forjrery | in connection with a will, embezzle- , ment and looting of Mrs. Kinir'i estato aad the hatchmg of a plot to kill is the main objeet cf our scrutiny," said Mr. Swann. Solicitor Ac.epts Assistance "1 wired te State Solicitor Clement, ef North Carolina, last week offering all the facilities of this office to aid in his prosecu'.ion of the case, if 1 could do bo wthout appearing to tread on his toes. I have received an answer from him, in which he cordially accepts my offer, and Hsks me to send the men worning on the crime here who would be ei the greateM value in getting the Sta'e's case together. "Thc Bsaterial we hars here, and which is at xhe service of Mr. Clement, ?arill show pre;.;ir:ition for the greater crime of murder which evidence in dicates was committed down in North Carolir.a. It gOOl through tho vanou-. ,-? . which wo cannot yet diacli cluding the forgery, larcenj aad mr. spiracy leading up to tha -riooting." With all ' tion aboul t" be eei Aeatsl ml Disti yi uncovered 11 more doeun Icating his devious method-. of exerl na bis in KinR. It is BBOarfl 'hat h tfeai * . Mra. Kinj-, then ) * i.t ir tr that he wr.s ln r Washir.gto-* or "somewhere on ( hesa reake Bay,*1 on a myaterioBs missioi for her, i - * bm, as it la known, he was laditing the epiatli i i bie typewritei I'-.rk Avenue a;>ar* ? Means Influence Ktronj Kvidence further showed that Means induced Mrs. King to si(,-n blank atock traaafer powera of attorn y, * th.. d ?: could have pulated tha ????-? ? bout nn H< also a* tempted 1 ra. B n, Mrs. I. ? g's mother, dec an i teat, ln order that ? handle l',-r affairs. Kobinaon j ef a g.liio.nno trust agreement, which wa*- af terwar.l revoki I woman n'.w d.-c'...' -I thc revoeation. ami bn er alleged >%.g nir forgery. Henrv Dietaeh, futher-in-law of Afton sloan a, Gaal i's brother, brokc down aad wept early yeaterday morn? ing, aftor a ten hour ? witb Mr. Dooling li a, in the Criminal Courts Building. A stati from him during the lOBg examination l> eOBI . ii red ot v.tal impOrteBCO. Mr. Dooling said of his teatimeay: "He unfolded a very mtn Stery, partly consciously ar.d partly un> eoaaciously, in aaawer te questiens and documi ti I bowed him. When 1 ehowrd him jusl B part ef what I had }??? he was amazed atid gaaped. Some af thi- thiiur" w. i c <i -i-iosed to him for the first time. I believe. Finally he - down an.i wept when he left the office." Baye Means Wau Watrhed Mr Daollag waa told of the report that an automohile, ia which was at least one Federal official, was follow? ing the car carrying Means, Mrs. K.ng, Afton Means and Captain Binghum on the ni^-ht of the * tiag. Al flrat Mr. Dooling nodded bis head affimatively, ', then added: "That phaee of the case is too im? portant to diacaea, and I wtll neither confirm it nor give any detoils." lt wau alae the impression at the District Attorne;.'-. office that Means had been under ? :inc? of Fed? eral ? -r about two weeks be? fore the t.hooting in connection with his propagai.iia work. and that a possible witneis te the shooting mighl havo been BBBBBorod among tho passeneers of the second motor along the road to the Blaehwelder sprinij, where the shooting occur re.!. Most amaziiig among the documents ? found in the MeaBS apartment were B of letters sent l>y Means from his I'atk Avenue apartment te Mra. King la North Carolina. Typewriter experts yesterday BBBOUBCed that the letters were written on GastOB Bullock Means's maehine, now in tho hands of the Diatriet Attoraey. These mlsiives, together with others marked "Personal and Confidential. were *ent by Means to be openrd and rend by thrae persona in North Caro lina. before bring 'atuck under Mrs. Kinc's door. Means gitve elabornte ln itructiOBI thnt the lott.ts were to be ,!. rcaddresseal nti.i their eOUTCfl ef trantpertatioa kept a mystery. tfta leaa in one letter are: ?Seal it up earafallf Bud let alip it BBdei Maude's door, without her. u' dei iii'.v circumstances. knowing wrhere it eoaiafl from, in eraat that la her own mind she can creata. a mys terv about it. and she flrill think I have some close connections there at the hotel thal aaahla bm to have such mattera delivered to her without aay dtfflcultv, BBd never let her know just | , ? thfl letter ROt under the door. 1 am not writing this letter hy hand becaufle I aaa Ib a great barrj and. ia On, because I want to keep B rar bon eopj of just what l have wntten. Diatriet Attorney Swntin arill to-day open the aafety depoail baa of Mra. King ?t the Thirty-fourth Street Safe Depoail Coaapaay, la which valuable ,,,,. expeeted to be found. \ will be epeoed ia the presonce of :. representative of the State Con interested in a possible in heritanee tax. nnd reprafleatatifei af thc baak, Mrs. Robintoa, the Police tment aad the Dietriet Attomey's Means Had Been Employed By Berlin to Get Data on Submarines, Friends Say WASHINGTON, Sept. IS GaatBB B. Means was a mploycd by a representa? tive of the (ierman goverrment in 1915 to obtain information regarding the constructiorj of submarines for foreign povernments nnd the attitude ef the State Department reirard'ng thc ship ment of these boats to belligorents, it was stated here to-day by friends of Means, who recnll a visit ir.ode by him tfl S . -rngton two years ago. At that time he appeared to be well informed coneernn.<r the nctlvities of Charles fll. Schwab, who came here to confer with .Secr-tary BryBB nnd Sec? retary Daniels supposcd'.y in repard to the propriety of building submarine parts for thr British govariiment. It is said that Means reeeived a salary of between ?10,000 und $12,000 a year from Germany for this work. ?e is no intimation that Menns's work at that time wars illefTltimate, ns States waa not then at war. He has not been n the employ of tlie German government since the I'nited entered thfl war. it is aaid. Bat when Meant waa here be ap? peared to be unusually Well posted OB what was being ilnne in thia country and ("anada to prov;de the enemiea of Germany with boats. He la snid to . marked that Germany had pro? vided $30,000,000 u> influence BBWI thia country ar.d even went ao far aa to orTcr newflpaper men here poaitioaa with papers fnendly to the (ierman government. lt was reported here nt that time that Germany al? ready hnd pnrehaaed one Influential Amoricr.n newspapcr and was about to buy m^re. . Senators Gronna, Weeks and Poin- | dext-T aad Representatives Mndden, Moore and Fairchild. whose names ap pet.raid r.n mcmorinda found in Mean's apartment labelied "Republicar.s nnd Pragreaaivea t'p aee," denied that they know Means or thnt they remember him ?ver havinp cnlled on them. Rep resentative Madden, of Illinois. de it "wouldn't be well" for Meana 11 he ever did call on lym. Ar: inveatigation into Means's past lit> fi . ?'? at after his gradua tion from the .1'niversity of North Carolina he became B naWBpBBar _re and later worked in the Now york eammiaaion house ol .Tames W. m, of Coneord, N. C . one of the eat eotton manufacturers in the eountry. Later he went to chicago to become a detective nnd became known as one of the mc.t effirient man hunteri In the country. | >nda here sav thnt he had a flght in a N>w York ho*el with an Bngliah man aaid to have been employed by the Britiah government to f.dlow and report on him. U. S. Attorney Takes Hand ln Means Investigation BALISBURT, S. C, Sept IS I'nited States Distriet Attorney W. C. Hammer came to Salisbury to-nipht and imme diataly went iato conference With So? licitor Clement and Federal Agent C. D. Ambrose, of the Pepartment of Jus? tice, regarding the investigation into the aetivities and affairs of GatltOB B. Means. Mr. Mammer's visit is said to have be.n thc result of the failure of Means to comply with the order of Federal Jndgt Boyd to the Mitisfaction of At? torney ""hnston, who represents the tral Baah and Trust Company. of Aahenille, named receiver for Mrs. King'i t tate. Last week Means made thfl BBBertiOB that he had between $50. I <,',0,000 in cash belonging to Mrs. King, but hfl denied having this amount whaa i'nited Btataa Marshal Mi Kenzio aerved the government'.s In? junetion on him. Special Agent Ambrose, who has been keeping in clo?? touch with every movemenl made bj Meana nnd Mrs. .T. B. Poraker, jr., to-day explalaed the reaaon for tha latter'i elail te Coaeord at this time. "Mra. ron.ker came to aee Means and to demand financial aid of him." he said. lt il not known whether or not Mr*. Fornker, BOW known as the Nemeaifl of Means, will be subp.rnaed to appear ht the inquest, but it Ifl known that it is nt her own rwqneat that the proiecutor and Federal apents will question her. Plan Accountants' Library Institute Members Raise $85, 000 in Half Hour WASHINGTON, Sept. IS Members of the American lr,-t.tute of Account? ants at their annual meeting here to? day raised more than |8i,000 wi'hin half nn hour as a fund to aatahliah a national aecountanta'atatiatieal library, ita kind In this country. Althoue/h an endowment of $150,000 Ia necessaty for the most effect'.'. e BB ?i of the library, ita cstablish I ? i now said to be BJBured Among the principal aiftfl thus far have been SlTi.OOO from George ?>. Muv an.l part aara and 116,000 from Elljah W. Sells and partner-., both of N'ew York. Record Price for Steers KANSAS CITY, Mo , Sept. 18. Fifty- j one ateera aelllag at $17 a hundred pounds to-day es'.abliahed the higheat priaM a-ver paid west of the Missneippi I River, Tha cattle averaged 1,447 pounds. t By BRIGGS MOlM hQk Tne. Ul6 OH -l-i - i SuESS ,|"tt. ^M?CiC A TramP- TBAMP- TKAMP |S|0 - MOT To rTMLlST"? BO'T -jo <3CT QcoD mhtm__T_\ FOR. THE WORLD TitftT'S w^v J?" BcV-s ARe. WARCMIM6 C; :'--'^ny_^ - 1 ^/-^i'^-y_ ]_m*-J^ Primaries To-day Expeeted to Bring Out Heavy Vote Republican Landslide for Mitchel Against Bennett Predicted On th? eve of to-day's primnrv elee? tion there was little in the situation to excite either Fusion or Tnmmany lead? ers. The few eontcstss in ?aij.-ht w. re not worrying the leaders in eithflr camp. The only question which afford td discussion was how largo the vote would be for the regular Rcpubliean Fusion and Tammany organization ean d.dates. Ther3 was no <iuestion as to their nominations. The polls open at 3 o'clock to-day and close ut 0 p. m. Farh eleetion dis? triet in the Assembly districts through? out the five boroughs constitutes a pri? mary distriet, at the polling place of which otficially enrolled voters of the distriet of each political party may vote. The polling plaees nru located the same br at the general elections. Thoae who did not enroll prlor to the elee? tion last fall are not entitled to vote at the primaries, but they ean vote in the general eleetion on November (*>, provided they register on any of thfl appointed registrutlon days, which are from October 8 to October 18, inc!u give. Heavy Vote Predicted Both the Republican nnd Tammany distriet leaders last night predicted an unusually heavy primary vote. In the case of Ju.lge John F. Hylan, Tammany candidate for Mayor; Charlea If. *"raig, candidate for Controller, and Sheriff Alfred E, Smith, candidate for Preai? dent of the Hoard of Aldermen, who are not opposed in tho Democratic pri? maries, ? large vote would bfl purely eomplimentaiy. Tho Tammany distriet worveri have been atriving to get out ns large a vote as possible to show that the Murphy organization n euihusias tically back of its eandidatea. The Fusion leaders expaet nn over whelming vote for Mayor Mitchel in the Republlean primaries, ari against ex-Senator William M. Uennett, wlio is contesting his nomination. Thfl M.tchel-Hennett contest. is the only city-wide. contest ln the primarias. Thfl Republican distriet leadera have worked quietiy but iiard to anow Uen? nett under. They are not Incliaed to g.ve him more than 20.con Republican ratea in greater NflW York OUl of tho po.OOO to hfi.0(H) whieh nre expeeted to be cast. The 20,000 are expeeted to come principally from Hrooklyn a::d B ehmoad. The Republican pr I ll vote in the citv ln the atate elections last fall waa 74.401. Bennett Winds I'p in Harlem Fx-Senator Bennett and hii n-?o ciata'S, Judson G. Wall, for ' BBtroller. and Frank D. Wilsey, for Preaident of the Board of Aldermen. Aniahed their pre primary eampaign strong in the ''colored belt" in Harlem last night. They addressed a meeting of about two thousand colored peop'e ut the Mother Zion Church, at l.V.th Str.-et and Lenox Avenue, and another large meetiag of colored voters at th" Palace ('asino, ISfith Street and Madiaofl Aveaue. The Bennett foilowera eoatended thnt there bad been a dflfllded abifting in the COloftd vote dur.r.g thfl laat few dsys fron Mayor Mitchel to thfl itraight Re? publican candidate. I'i his speeches last night RaT.nett made predictions wliich tu-re o.n-i.i ereri raah bj the Fusion Iflfldflt . "I cont'idently pred:et that I ar.d my associates, Messrs. Wall and Wilsey," I.e sa:d, "will win the primaiy in Rich? mond bv a vote of fi to 1. We will .iweep Kingg County by fl vote of 2 to 1, ar.d we will carry (Jueens County by a large majority, and we shall carry the Uronx and Manhattan by satisfactory majorit'.es. Mr. M'tchel can::.,'. carry a single borough, no matter how much money his frienals spend." l.uther B. Little, campaign manager A. R. Conkling Dies by Fall; Friends Think He Ended Life Body of LaBWyer, Separated Five Years From Wife and Accused by His Daughters of Misusing Trust Fund, Is Found in Courtyard of Home An invegtigation of the affairs of Alfred R. Conkling, wealthy lawyer, who is supposed to have committed sui eide yeaterday, will be begun to-day to asrcrtain tlie status of thc |BOO,BO0 *" tat.; of his daoghtera, which C/BS in his chnrg.j as guardian and trustee. The body ef Mr. Conkling, a former A-semblyman and nephew of the late Senator Boaeoe lonkling, was found ln , the courryard in the r.-ar of his home -?t 157 East Bereatieth .street, at 7 .o'clock yecterday morning. A pasaerby saw it and riot;!':od Mrs. Mary BtebbOBB, ' the lawyer*a huus.ke.per. The poliee said Mr. Coahliag had been dead for several hours, and had Iraped. from u fourth story ariadow in the rear of his home. Worry Over Mi. Family Worry conceming his differences with ' his family and depressiofl as a result of the fact that he was to have appeared to-morrow before Mirabeaa L Towbs, referee, appoioted by Surrogiite C< ha lan, for examinatioB ob chargea made hy his daughter*, the F'lsses Muriel and Olga Conkling, that he had mishandie 1 ? tha r'unds in his cure, are believed by friends to havo eaused Conkling to end his life. Max D. Steuer, who represented the daugriters in proceed'ng*. to have Mr. Conkling reliered of his charge of their estate, announced ye5trrday that he would j*o before the Surrojrate to- I day and ask that t'ne lawyer's widow I be appointed their guardian. Mrs. Conkling. who aras MlBS Kthel John? son, dautfht.r of Fastman Johnson, portrait painter, was in Washington with Miss Vivian Conkling, a third daughter, at the rinic of ber liushand's death. She la expected to return te this city to-day. Muri.-l aid Olga Conkling aro in the White Mountains. "I aatieipate no difllealty," aaid Mr. Steuer yesterday, ".rt having Mr.s. Conkling ssade gaardiaa of her dangh t.rs' estate. 'rhe thing to do now, of for tiie Fusion Committee of 1917, teal , out a note of warning from PasiOfl beadquartera last night to enrolled I Repnblieaaa and indrpendent Derno i-i.it- that a vote for Beaaett neaat a rote for the Heant-Morphy-Tanraaa) eombiaatiOB. He declared that Hearst) araa pnahing tha Beaaett eaadidaey ia oidr-r t.i iaaara the electioa of Bylan, the Taasasaay eaadidate, as Mayor. "It seens to me that Mr. Bennett! has a legitimate Kick conwr.g bl Mr. Hearst took afl hia naash m ad raace of the priBsariesfM sai.l Mr. Lit* tie. "In the Hearst 'American' to-day Mr. Hearst goes to th* loagth sf te Iag ths earelled Republicans that lt I r .I its to sappoii Mr. Beaaett as agaiasl *>Iayor Mitchel. Mr. Hearst ,v eomraitted to Mr. Mar] . - eai lidate, Hylan, that Be-I publicans will hardly be geveraed by his advice. "lf my memory sarves, enrolled Re? publicans have not generaily looked te Mr. I?e)lr??,. for aaviee sa te politleal aetloaa slaee away l<a'*k Ib ". h ?.'?'? tin... Mr. Hearet aas ? r BBi why he has been pn along Mr. Beaaett so hard. Ha war.ts ; Hv ..:. for Mayor, and so u2%e?, Be-I pnblieaBS te mak- Mr. Bennt\l *:.?? r Hearat announces that t.t- think* that atr, Banaatt is mcr.-iy a Hearst side-show *o b< lp gleag thi* Hylan eaadidaey. That, of eoarae, - ''Ir. Bennett will have .'. "h Mr. Hearst. Mr. Little said it had probably dawned on Mr. Hearat that if Mr. Mitchel shoald boI earry the primaries Mr. H) ian woald be Mayor. Bat Mayor Mitchel WOOld carry the primaries, he declaro.f He arged "all those who ha'e Tammany methods" to begin the fight at the primarie. to-day ar.d continue it I until Flection Day. ilush'a Friends Confident Friends of Sunreyor Thomas F. Ru?h, I who belted Tammany and ia running I again.t John V. McAvoy, the Murphy course, Is to f.nd out whether Mr. Conk? ling left a will an.l ascertain what he has done with hla dsughterfl' ?? tate. When Mrs. Conkling retm sho will give fllfl authority, l tako it, to proced with trr.it invastigatiofl " Saparated From \\ Iffl The dead lawyer, B I flcfll -no Mai.len Laae, waa from his wn'e live yeara ago. (lia daugh tcrs have roflided with their n In .Tur.e of thia year the daughtcrs atarted, tlirough Mr. Steuer, proeeed Inga ta havfl Mr. Coahliag remo I i their guardian under the eatata of thoir uncle, George Larillard Bonalda. wl e left th" girls tlu. b . fortune. The young women alleged that Mr. Conkling bad overcharged them in eer t.irn mattera, among them a *rip to San FraaciaCO and Hoaolalu, under taken by th.' daughtera, with their fflther ns guardian. Miss Muriel, who is ninetcen yeara ol.l, alleged in tiie charges thal Mr. i onkling had doubled the ehargei for the tnp againat their aatate. Tha gntion was also made that hfl had over eharged the i atate far i ' h g pur : for Miaa Olgn, who - vnrs ol.l. Coakling denied the allega tions. ar.d Mr. 1 owrtfl '?' aa I ? ? ' ?? referee to hear teatimoay ,?:. hot and report back to the Surrogate. In diaeuaaing Mr. Conkling*! death Alfred C Coxe, jr., of the law tirm flf Tomliaaoa, Coxe & Tomlinflon, which ? ??iite.i hun in tho Surrogatea' c'ourt, aaidi "Mr. Conkling hnd been dopressed all svmmer. Hii daughtera1 aetioa dia *.res-,'.l him greatly. He had bli own ideafl as tO how much money young peoplfl should apend, bul tne girla wanted no Hmltationi placed on tl It was hia deaira t.< conaerve their ln come for then that led to their action against him. Everything he did waa olely in their intereat." Mr". Conkling wai in hia i atj leventh yaar. He was an alderman in 1837 and 1KS8 and an Aaaemblymaa in 1892, a member of the Metropolitan. R | er.n am! Tuxedo eluba and tiie author of a hiography of his distinguished kinamaa, Boacoe Conkling._ candidate, for the Supreme Court, ex? pect him ta poll a good?aiaed rote against thfl Four teenth Street organi? zation. Hia campaign maaagen lu-* : ight gav< out a I tag ' Ioi meata by prominent ell eh in? cluded aeveral fa.rmcr Tammany lead ers. Rabbi Btephen S. Wltfl w?j among those who wrotfl tha Surveyor that hfl would rotfl fi r him. John H. McCoeey, thfl Tammany lead er in Broahlya, whan there are leveral minor contests in the Democratic pri mariea, predicted "overwhelmiag na* jorities" for the regular organization eandidatea. B;rd S. Coler, former Con? troller, ia not expeeted tO potl B v. ry lubataatial vote againat Sheriff Fdward Rlegelmaaa, the MeCooey candidate for f'<ru igh Preaideal 50 Texas Farmers on Trial On Charge of Conspiracy ABILEKC T.'x.. Sent IS. Memben of the Farmers' ar.d I.nborer*' Protec tivo Aasoeiatioa, Rfty of whom ar? on trial hflrfl far ,? conspiracy againrt the government, i.dopte.l a res? olution, pledgin^' nol te r .1 -?? rropi ??? I ;. p carry ot. tha "-nr, aeeording to *'J^at ? . K. T. r , ' : I, .,, ree W. A. Berffflldt, & defendant, and formerly ? rurp.l ma'il carr:er, r. Ing to Higgina, at a meeting of thfl local on Moaday declared the \vorking people were oparesaed Ifl America un? der Preflidflat Wllaofl as ur.d.-r lhfl Empa I Germaay and Ruaaia, Robert ' rr'r.er coal miner, teatified wl d the as? sociation he WBfl compelle.l to and BWear '? r WOUld keep his abl .'. tions, regardleaa of conflict with ra ligious views, state laws or anything else. | Farmers Urge Price-Fixing on All Necessaries (ont inue.l from -me.' I timo to meet the brokers, but not tho fanaei " "Dore is so much mor.ey on de udder interjected a farmer, with a trong S?'-' r. ?? iccent "Hoover raeana all rijrht. Keep right I elbow, and hc- Will see thlBgS BS you see them," contii aed Townley. "Bot how can vay make a man see tingi if he doesnt raat to?" a.-ktd the Tha Pi-farewce in Patriotism r thi * laughter Towaley I roceeded, getting mon- and more <ni ii he wanaed up and at tlme< Jaat touching tin* edgo vt tha: chilly ? BBB that was in tho air Bl Partisaa League until it saw a light aad determiaed te come out itn ,- Cor patriotism. Ha said he was informed that represcBtethree of the Di larf-Bleat of Justice were in thc ac ditoriun to inspect the patriotism ot the meeting. ad come to the right place if they were iooking for patriot ian. After they had doi aapocting the farasers ht* would like them to look for patriot i*-m among the pro'iteers, in the leather . m tlie iron, steel, munition and ?i a! indaatriea. "There I s great ditTerence betw. our patriotism, he :-;*.:.!, "tho patrio* ?' the men who toil ihat tha profit may make four billions of de an.l tho patriotism ef the mea who make the billions. While the farmera and other pro.iucers have beon r - crnps to feed the armies of libertv. making ships and munitions and im* plameata of war, a lot of geatlemen have been spen.Iing thoir ample leisure in announclng their patriotism. When you work sIxteCB hours a day for lib <r*y and democracy you haven't much r wiil to wave the flitg. "So they say the farmers are not pa? triotic. Hut four billions of profito 1 from the workers will pay for a lot of patriotic announcing. But now you hare taken a day off to announc your patriotism. Yet you eaaaot do a annonncing as they a. thos. who leave the produetion of all th ng; ?o us. Those man whoae '...r ds are white a"'! soft, ?ad whose shias are rc ind aad smooth have n-.ore time tj wa???" tbe flag thaa we have. "lf we wtre to put in as much time waviag it as they de the arhole world would itarve te death. The preflteera nnd their kept press are very lav: ii ra. but too much of it eomei fr?m money stolea from u?. Their are red ariUi the blood that I they ar. r...t pa'riots. And if ure r ot patriots what Ib hell are they? Who has a Germaa helmet? lt opon their heade, -'.nd you will .he h.. - i Patriotism is ban d upon ju?t.ce, not upon robbery "I want Ul SBJP to yuu and to the r.ewspaper men her? that lf the papers '?? i the truth about tr i dan i . ? ?> : sad I -???' it, the prorite-rs arill hav.. to go eut of bueiaeaa, bo eauae they cai t staad the breath of Sa erimiaal eaa. When the ? :' liberty ar.d democracy, when the life of this nation h?.igs but by a tl re the men who talk to : patriotism and eall themsolvts patriots. And thefl v hen a farmer1 boy complaias because bis wheat is marked dawn M cents a bushels be? cause it eoataii i ftre poui '.-, vt bar! j they braad him as a pro-Genaaa. My saswer ;s that '.??i-.h rhe aid of thi arho are marching to the battle front we may yat defeat th-* repreeeatatives ot autocracy in our midat a.s well BS abroad. "We ??ay to the Drofitecr : 'Govern? ment pr'<-<> Axlng 18 1 ? ? ? Comi* or. la, the water is fine. We do r.ot I ? - ?? ' the priee ! bat you _ell us bcc rdii g to l * priee we Bg on wha. we .sell you. \V? ask you to sell te ms aeeording to tho prico you have Bxed OB what are sell to yoa.' I he 'ieve thero is enouph patriotism in tha -.-? to aee a aauara deal of thi_ <\iii). I do not be!..-..- that Arner.ca ' si Pr . laised yet "It is our duty to support the gov si t .:. Its efforts te ux priees, ? I it v.ore not for the patr of iron and -teel and coal and t'.our we W( ill hav.- a siiuare deal to-d..y. Let the government make those gen tlemen produce witho*:t profit, as it is making u* do. ard they will quickly say to the government: 'Here. take . these thlngn. We can't uae them. I And then we shall havc government 'ownershlp. Their patrioti-m ls of the i kind that it taken war protits to make ' v/ork. After theaa fine g-ntlerncn ' have been trinurred they v.'i'l bave i aaaaa real patrjotism, and tne coun | try will be ahead tbat tBBOB. "It will graaa about Na. 4, at that, 1 but it will no*. bfl faad v.he.iC or re jeeUd.' like ?hc kind they have now. When yoa tahfl thfl profil aat af war no one Will be DtOI ' I la keepit.g this war for liberty and deaaecraey i going any Ionger than ifl necesnary "> 'save them. If it is rfght to con.acnpi I your BBB'a lifea. that meat preoous i life, lt is right to eonacript the coal 'and' steel that Gad made." I Tho corifere.ce waa pr?aided over bv Oevflrnor I.ynn J. Praaler of North : Dakota, himself tha pradaet of the ' Non-Parti Bfl Laflff IB, '?'?'' ?*" t-ook ,nim' onknowfl to politics, from hia .arm an.l made him ita firat atate Govern ir He is a dark, deepchested, bflfl '?"/ brawed, Baaara-etaBalBg man. ra.ll?tre ?dacatad. but ahowing In '-very line \ ot hia face and tigure. that he is a son of tho soil. Drfends Farm ith I/iyalty In addraaatag tha conference ha de elarad that thara ia bo queation of the patriotiam Bf ihe farmers and Ubor tnf men. "'Ihev are loval and patri otic. and will dofaad tha Stare ajai str,nea to tha laat diteh. All tney want ifl a aqaan deal. *ad thfl poflfl of this conference Ifl to eat tnat oo .,,. deal up ta the food adminia .,, on. 1 "? hrman hav had poar *?r twa yeara, afld tha price 11 iJ^'i for wheat, while a good prlee I|n other times. la ''o law foi tnla year. if tho priea of wheat ia to n? flXOd, th.-n we ask the government to ,o down the line u'.l f.x th. price on 'ail the neeesaariea of life. I heHeye the government is going to do this. I believe there is patriotiam enougn ln tha country and amoBg the wealth ier classes and the Ila-tern peop.e to see that the poorer classes get a vjuaro *Thfl underlying idea of the league of ; organiaing all tha fana-ra aad then ! unlting with organized labor to domi nate tha nation in tha iBteraata of tao ! producers was voiced by i.ubert and by Gtorge W. Law?4,n, teereXaty of thfl MinneaoU BUte Federation oi Ubor. There were brlflf BBSehcB bf' W. A. Wheeler. of the Bareau of Markata of the Department of Agi ic ilture; J. V. Renm. maater of the SUte /.range of Nebraaha, nnd C. H Guatafaon, preai? dent of the Kebreeka Cn! >n of rarmers; In consequence of intimatione that th? laagBfl waa I iloyal aad finaaced :,. |, tereal I opposed to thc tjovernment. preaident Townley ha* adlreaaed a let? ter to Uaitad States Diatriet Attorney Jacquee, ifl which hc ItvlUa the De? partment of Jaatlee to examno the booka and record* of the leagUfl BBi maka public "any or all facts it uniaaa to o;r BCtivitioB." Tha latter ceaclodea with the following challenge: "We hereby challenge the National Securitj League, the Natioaal Defence ! ea rue, tl i Navy Laagae and aimilar organiiationi to maha tbfl . |j sa wedo ?o the Departmaat of Justice. ar.d reapeetfully aai the Da partment of Ju'tic. to give the * nublicity to all faeta it aacertaina re ng our activ *.. i aad fiBBBciagand i rith rafarenefl ta abava :. ? ed orgaaiaatioBa." BBBB OBBBBBB Profiteering p>. . | John M. Baer, the North Dakota BepreaeatatlTe-cartiwB iat, the NoB-PartiBBB Laagufl ? firat i Bepreaentative, ipeahing to :oi i] [? i "d that ther.- w^, a lack of influence of little people at Wash? ington. "If some p.-or .voman cam* down to Congress to got the releMfl of her CBBBCriPted BOB they wou'.d Iock her up, but they have DBfl reception rooms and plush chairs for tiie repre ivefl of the interests." he aaid. Mr. Baat did some rapid iketeh ear tooni on th, itagete lluatrate hifl idee? i kiadly traatmeat the repreeenta ? .,..,: Btan ta thoae big, -'at hogi (??, at the hands o' the Washington spirit. He proteated fiereely againat profiteering, aayiagi *-Wealth must and will pav t'or tne warld ???fir. or wall know tho reason why, and if vour Sena? tor. and Bepraaentathrea don't <lo it now. send some down there two years from now that will do it." George P. Fiaeher, aeeretary ofthe jheld I II!.' Typ' , l i'nion, mad.- a rather bitter ipcech, in which he reviewed the Springfield 111 itrike aad deelared the charge of pro-Germaniam in connection with labor troub.es was a meana of ataddying tha water. WhlU fighting autoeraev abroad, he said. it would be as well to tight it at home. Wheat at $2.20 a Bushel Gives Farmer Net Profit Of $1.41, Declares Expert WASHINGTON, .Sep*.. IS. C,. K. Call, of the State College of Agri culture in Kansas. recognized us one of the best experts on wheat in the entire country, estimates that on the average the American farmer who growi wheat is receiviag "51.21 net per buflhel with the market price flxed nt H With the price lixed at SU.-O per baahel, tho average net proht, on this baaia, would be 11.41 per bushel. Profesaor Calla eatimate is based on au average value of $48 per acre for thfl wheat land of tho country. an average crop of foaiteen bushels to tl " BCrOi an average eOSt ot 7,W.T centa per bur-uei to the ''uriner and a net profit of |16Jd per aero throughout [hfl country. The rich wheat lands .a' loma itataM prodaeo even twico the average estimated by Professor Ca!!, while Ifl Other stat.rs the average .,, below fourtaen bushels to tne acre. rhfl cont'.rence of beet sugar inter er-'ts continued here to-day. At a late hour BO tinal agreema nt hud been reached. Subetaniialiy 10 per cent of thfl beet men are atill holdiag aloof from any bind.ng agieatnent calcu ?? . to bring down tho price to a 'point where they contend it will in terfara with their contracts to pay augar beat produeara $l above the baaic price for thia vear's crop. Bflpn lOBtativafl of the fruit and regetable shipping1 industry to-day conferred with food adm.nistration officiala eoncarning mutters of bob* | eral interest in relation to the food control law. The diatributien division of the food administration has perfected plans by ..??-men of thfl cout.trv. llni v those representing who'.e butera, shall be organied ? .? purpose of ipreadiag thfl vari? ous eonaervation menMirtri. Kach of aaleamen engaged in this l.ne of B irfc will bfl ? tflid to pledge to urgc upon retaiterfl and. through them, upon eonflU ? var. iua meaaurea ta aave maa. food, fuel, .-, aad mater.r.is lor war uses. More thaa a acora of firm* en g.igrj .n tha manufaetara of paper cins were repre .f r.*. ,i at a confer? ence held to-day u.th fjod adminifl tration otVieiaH. Thfl prir.crri.i ::..' ter dlflaraaflad was to what axtoat pa? per may be aattafactorily aubatttuted for tirv as u cont.tii.er for food-*. ' tjue?tiot.i rolating to the lecality of nctions taken by the I'nited States Grain ( orporation in fixing the price of wheat were propound.d to the Preaidenl ta -iav by Representative Steveaaon, of Minneaota, ?r? eoa - that thfl rrico fix.ng arrai.ge i ment is clearly it. v.olation of the 1 law. Among other things, Bepreaentative Btcveaaon demanded ta know why wheat prodtjtera were eompelled to 'bear all tha lOBB occasioned bv con | trolled markets when producers of corn. oats. rye and barlev have the J I beaenta of eompatitive marketa. \ Business Urgm Maximum Price ForWarLab**, Convention of Chamber of Commerce Declares It Necessary Step Lane Says Germans Must Repair DaRia* Secretary of Interior fo serts Industry HoIdsSuc. cess in Its Hands ' ?? *T ??' ATLANTK -#pt> ? Legialatiea I ? ing a for ali labOl 'o*e?. war ??_*. sities was recommended by nnok-. of the Chamber >,f **orr.meree at __ Uaited States to-day an g radical W* r.eces-ary step ;n goreramentycim^ trol. The member * ef the ch*.mo?ri*t gathered here for a specia! w?r cm. eeatioa. Tr.e recommendatio-i catr.i afttr tta reproaeatatlres of pres icat **%%*%. f abir.et had announced that th? Uaitaj .States would fight or. until "0?r*?tl. would play the game ;n accordinc* *t_\ the 1S17 ruies." The broad intusit:*-* from Secretary Frar.kiin K. L_n?, tkt: Germany would be called upor. ta r?. pair a!l damage she h;.*i wrought ia tk? war brought member. of tha orm!?. t.on te their feet ia a storm of u. proval. The mc?<*ages of the two *pok?sn for the r.ational A .-..:;.ijtrat;on ?*n the high lighta ia the opeaiag itj e. the commerce body * wsr cee*ia_fe A. E. Albrecht, of Philadclphie, ii Bl man who suggested tha 1-uagefagp imum price-. for labor, ar.d, on -"li.isg the approva! of ether dt.egiHi, ?;? nounced tiiat iie i tld <*t-r .:? trodaee resoiutions "to fix the -.*?.?? of labor at the r-.ir.:v time the pric* :i fized for the corn:.-.. : tj ia wi - ?. labor er.ter- " Warns War (.amhling Mr. Lane prai. . -intu* who havo a.. | i istrathah Ita efTort* a*. prici ?'. aaid that littla syaipathy would i ?hownutli man who e.-.dcav reI te m?ke a prott out of tha pre - ths rataa. "There isat a maa ef you htrt kt ho.ds rhe poeaibilit; '* iars of th.s war in the h ?? I "? " h? uri "Lat r.o one ef i' - - --rr.pudu t.ike a'.l that thc -r. y.c.i to temptation ar. : -. lf i.ito in I. w. w. "When it comei tel sg a pr*-'*.. think of the boy in k iaki and U:ai what his BtUtade *.. II be. Th.nk ?f kn attitude la afl ' bt *1p* Bay, 'I areat to - t I 'oci a; thances, while fa( ? boat m made S fortune.'" Secretary of Wa r, "'.rod*-*** ?' Sattiad ? Ba t.es the ? rieeesis dealin" ' the impreai i ' ^uchc-s itaelee :u IBO lOth - I ?' '?? W P**' '?There was a c Its Itrustea '?*? part ef tha busii '? ths v>* ernment is . ? ths *tx. Mr. Baker - . !. ' meea m*!! hera of tha ad . on of rt I ouacil ef Katioaal 1 ' _**__. summoned buainc .. d of ts< government. Then there pearsdJW Washington literal i ':* ?* **"?? sands of otfers from baaiaM ?*? throughout the eouatry. Democracy Safe Here "The hearta of o ir \ - * "?" h** *' . tinued, "were pull - ..-,* d*i:r< for service, aad ? '**'.'? that democracy which the I'reaidea wanted BMdc safe f l tha *orld uafe in Amei ita al A plea for the ereatiea of ? **' board, such as baadlci thi "mKBSSUl end of Kngland'*, arai 11 neiljaee* cluded in a spei : ''"' ir.-rs, chairman of. the ChambSIIiSSW mittee on cooperatio:*. *.:??? tr.i tou ci! of National Def "The government." Mr C?tc*i:np said, "we are Infon U**'\tiM i19.000,000.000 for il I 1'-? *",. during the next ; "? "' y', sider that th<> entire tm ?- **_*_____ the United Stat* i St" ? ?****__\ i .1 iu subsidiaries >??*>? **f year, lt will be Sl ****Z meat wtll place r" ?.'??? nsaad tweatj times st -? vtam tire annual turnover of tnat OPan poiation." _.-.*'?? Taking up the work of the ia? duatriee Board. he aal * ' *_\*Z tion whether ".".ri 9* *>% tho purpoies for a - :r* ". ar.d mee' the industi al problaawjjJJ Ing from tr.e govi * '?..(rH. "Our con::' ? ' ?*_ __. tion of a war b. ard lim lar te _**\\ istry of Mualtieaa in lr-''t*'?na' added. .i+it*r lle said that tha ch w fa*;0.; eommissioa to the * ,, Defeace shou'.d be sctual ::1 ; ffr vice of the govi-rr.n.-* ' ??tB t" ? . erameat omeiala. * I _ -''^-n risen; tha* they i >u!d ht iw^ ,.-?? .... purchas.r-.g ror tne *?]'?' iyM determfaiag arleei ai I ; "?" priority a.i we'.. ..' i "' ?? ? '***_,_..,' -Chaoa axiata Ib ******_!& Mr. Catchincs said, "and *-f*? ^ be brought out o ? ' ' ?Mi to win the war. The pr. i ee-w* ,,. IU Will tll** "OBI. *a.-- f- - mp.pt fl*' mittee Wa!) Street men, ??"""?,,,.? trihuter and merchant n -!'?n' o:' thia opinion " i .h.paf The situation in Busiia and ?" , Ameica will play srable government **r'' p". .. "-(.r? the convent.on to-n:?rht n' a_ar. Bakhmeteff, the Buaaian JwteJ ,j. and Charlea Kdward Bu**V mmpgtt American con.miesion, "-n10 returned from Russia. Rn,,:? ' "I. i. to Amer.c-a that **?" lOokiBg With the heart*..*v ? ^ m\i -he BBabaeeader. ?_**__,&_ that this great country is'* b|t p us not only as an ally >n arra . - to her young siiter repoblu. yrf ,n spirit. her future ^^.i gt* Russia's greateat ?*'e[Tt ,__*m now, aaid the smbaasadee, ?" materials BBd ahipa._ Gaaolene $1 in Havan. HAVANA. Sept 1' \?.r',-. ia* thousand automobiles in ?? ,Mi/ been forced mto r. tnvment y tion of retail gaaoient d.'?ef|M ? jumping the price froro *? ^ f gallon to one dollar. and in ?* stancei to $1 20 a gallon.