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Girl Friend !|
Of El well
Housekeeper Tells S wann
>hat 'Miss Wilson' Owns
Lingerie Found in Home
of Murdered Turfman
Jealousy as Clew
Rhodes Says ^hist Expert
Often Took Strange
Women Into His Auto
The owner of the silken night
robe, boudoir rap and pink silk slip?
pers found in the hom. of Joseph
Bowne Elwell. the whist expert and
turfman, soon after the mysterious
murder last Friday morning, was
?.finitely identified last, night. Mrs.
Marie Larsen. Elwell's housekeeper,
says she was the "short, dark wom
?n" whom she knew until recently
as "Miss Wilson."
Edwin Rhodes, Elwell's chauffeur,
declared hs drove "Miss Wilson"
around in the company of Elwell fre?
District Attorney Swann says this
|g not the real name of the woman,
but that the authorities hadn't
pinned anything on "Miss Wilson"
that would justify their making her
real name public.
Jealonsy Called Motive
These revelation* were made in th?
course of a dramatic examination of
the housekeeper and chauffeur by Dis?
trict Attorney Swann before a score of
newspaper men, to whom the Prosecu?
tor later turned over the witnesses foT
questioning. In the course of thi.
grilling it developed that parties of
men and women frequently gathered
at the Elwell home late at night or in
the morning. District Attorney Swann,
however, does not believe there was a
woman in the house during the night
or morning of the murder.
Rhodes wound up his examination
with the statement that his employer
occasionally picked up women In the
Itreets and drove around with them in
hia car. The chauffeur was of the opin?
ion that Elwe'i was killed by a man
' through jealousy ov?f a worn a fi."
Mr. Swann has believed all along
'hat Mrs. Larson and the chauffeur
-_ew more than they were telling, and
-arly in the day asked Assistant Dis
triet Attorney ?lover, at the Elwell
house, 244 West Seventieth Street, to
send them to his office. They arrived
fcbou 1 p. m., the examination lasting
more than an hour. Mrs. Larsen was
composed throughout the entire grill?
ing and hesitated ot.ly once to reply to
tha volley or questions fired at her by
the District Attorney and newspaper
Hesitates Only Once
Thia was when she was asked by Mr.
Swann if ?he had discussed the murder
?Hth the chauffeur or William Barnes,
the dead man's secr.tary, to which she
..ally replied in the negative.
She went over the incident? on the
day before the murder, describing how
.he found Elwell on Thursday mom
'?.g reading ris newspapers and mail
in the same chair in which his body
?as found crumpled up with a gun?
shot wound in the head. She said he
?-ft the house at 11:30 a. m., and that
*??? the last time she saw him alive.
"Did you ever see Mr. von Schlegell
in the house? Mr. Swann began.
"What did you do with the pistol?"
"I didn't see any pistol. 1 never
?*w one in the house."
"Did you think Mr. Elwell had com
mitted suicide ?"
t "No, I thought, he had been killed.
There was no gun about and I didn't
?low of any reason he had to kill
"Did you ever hear Elwel! compl.in
Friend Got lier the Job
"H-Tho had your position before you
tema to the house?"
"Hoy did you get your job?"
Through a girl by the name of
Urne Nielsen, a friend of mine who
worked at the Studio Club and who
'?new Mr. Barnes. Mr. Elwell's secro
:,!7- Mr. Barn..; recommended me to
? - Elwell."
"D:d you know . Catherine .Tones, a
???a?, who worked for Mr. Elwell?"
M**-?*?. Larsen reitereated her state
??nt about having placed a key under
?se mat ?n the vestibule of the house
portly before la" Christmas on in
??action? of Elwell, for the convjm
?e*e? of ^'i?iarn H. Per.dleton. formel
.?Eg partner of Elwell. This story
""been denied by Pendleton.
tplain then what condition yon
??OM Mr. Elwell's bed on the mornin?
? ?&- murder"''
"Iwent upstairs first, after the ar
?*j Of a police sergeant, who hac
?en as_?d by h surgeon for u sheet tc
yer the body of Mr. Elwell. The po
.? ?man ?-W . ???" to get a she?-t nn-J
"f??? np ??? Mi Elwell's hedroorr
*? Tv<- co era on th?- b?->d wer?
???ned bark ? |jtt|e r,,, OT)tl R)^(>> :??,
J? I had left them the day before an<
"? l-ot aproar as though they har
-" lUpt under.
Alw,yB Tell? the Truth
,f ^*r* w*a an indication on one ?ld<
? the covers, appearing as thougl
*?*??-- had lain on th? bed on to]
? the Covers I tjtoV. t.iiia r0 mear
W Hr. Elwell had C?T?le?sly lair
?j '. ?hw? w*> * newspaper along
"\ thi bed "
AT?. Larien," interjected one'of th.
mtUn, "why don't you tell th
.;',.; Didn't Mr. Elwell treat yoi
"*'m a Swedish Lutheran and I el
..'r' *?-- ?he truth "
,,J'\jry' ?''''ear what you say i? thi
"What did you do about the sheet?
?? 'Om!iiii_ _? dt?, kiii
"?t? 0ntC* nvt.v*
f?Af^'/'''''' ? future Cxte.Mv?? r-a
-WlH,^ _.'?-?" ?h" fio*4 &>rvlr,t Ob
*M_?__?_ M?-*"* ?It? her your an
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To Be Critically III
BERLIN, June 18.? "The
Neuen Badische Landeszeitung"
learns from a trustworthy source
that the former German Emperor
is critically ill. '
Shot to Death in
Home of Aunt
Pistol Was Beside Body of
Henry H. Parsons When
Discovered in Room of
Residence at Purchase |
Bruised and Cut Also
Pol ?re Trying to Learn Whore
He Passed the Previous
Night in New York City
Henry Humphrey Parsons, thirty
years old. said to be connected with
Eiihu Roofs law firm of Root, Clark, i
Buckner & Howland, of Manhattan,'
was found dead Thursday In the home
of his aunt, Mrs. Jefferson Hogan, at j
Purchase, N.Y., with a bullet through)
his head. News of his death did not
become public until yesterday.
The body was discovered lying naked
on the bathroom floor. Beside it was a
??2-cahbre revolver of Russian make.
The bullet, from this weapon had passed
through the head and was found in the
There were bruises on the body and
a cut an inch long under the right eye.
Although it was evident that the shot
that, killed him was fired in the hath- i
room, a blood stained handkerchief wa$ i
found on tho floor of his room, ad
Carried Large Snm of Money
Parsons Is known to have carried a
large amount of money when he set ?
out from New York to Purchase by
automobile on Wednesday night or
early Thursday morning. Dr. Arthur :
S. Corwin, of Rye, and Coroner John ''
Stella, of New Rochelle, examined the
body and said they did not believe
that the bruises or the cut were self
inflicted. At first it was thought that
the man h*d had an automobile acci?
dent, b'it his car is witnout scratch or
Eor the last two months Mr. Par- '
sons has been spending much of his :
t'mc with his aunt and her son, Arthur
Hogan. but frequently remained in
town over nigh' when delayed by law
business. On leaving for town /in his
roadster on Wednesday morning he
said that he would stay in town over
When the evening clothes that Mr.
Parsons had worn wore searched it
was found that he had only 59 cents
on his person. There was no other
money in his room.
In a pocket was a letter signed James
Vanderbilt, requesting politely that
Farsons pay some money that was
owing. The dead man's aunt said that
she did not believe this man to be any
relative of the millionares.
A sister of the dead man. Coroner
Stella said, is understood to have com?
mitted suicide over an unfortunate love
affair some time ago.
At 5:!.0 o'clock Thursday morning, ser?
vants say, Mr. Parsons drove up to the
servants' entrance and rang the boll.
Tho cook, who opened the door, said she
found him bleeding from a wound under
the left eye and trying to staunch the
flow with a handkerchief. He asked her
for a towel, which she gave him und
then asked hor to open the front door.
While she was complying, ho drove his
car into the garage.
The cook said that when h? finally
entered by the front door she noticed
that ?mis clothes wer?-? wrinkled and
dusty and that the pleated bosom of
his evening shirt was splashed with
blood. She says she asked him if she
should not wake his cousin. Arthur
Hogan. but he warned her emphatically
against doing so *nd went to bed.
At noon tho maid knocked at his door
to tell him lunch was ready. She re?
ceived no response, and, finding the
door locked, went into the bathroom
and discovered the body on the floor.
Police at Work
Local police are working with the
New York authorities to determine
where Parsons spent Wednesday night.
II. told Mr. Hogan before he left Pur?
chase on Wednesday that he had taken
a room at the Yale Club for the night.
East night it was said at the club that
he was not known there.
Mi. Parsons was unmarried, a gradu?
ate of tho Yele Law School in 1913,
r?nd he also spent a year at Oxford.
He served four years in the French,
ambulance corps and later in tho Sani?
tary Corps of the A. Iv. F., holding the
rank of lieutenant in both services. He
had been awarded the Croix de
Cuerre. He was the son of tho late
Charles Parsons, of New York. None
of his friends had ever heard that he
had had financial trouble of any kind.
Spanish Premier Say?
His Cabinet Has Quit
IJSBON, June 18.?Premier Ramos
Preto presented the resignation of his
i.binet at 'he conclusion of to-day's
.itting of the Chamber of Deputies.
Brljrinn Women Win Victory
BRUSSELS, June 1?. The measure
enabling women to be elected to Pnrh.
ment has been adopted by the chain
her by 112 votes to ten. Ft. lginn women,
with the exception of widows of com?
batant?, are not. yet electors except
:n communal elections.
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Lloyd George Calls Presi?
dent's Idea for Inter?
national Police Force
in League Impracticable
Idle to Discuss It
With U. S. at Present
Great Powers, Except?
ing America, Have Too
LONDON, June 18.- The official re?
port of the interview which Premiei
Lloyd George had Wednesday with th?
delegates of tho Pea?uo to abolish wai
shows the deputation received eold
The Premier, assisted by Arthur J
Pnlfour, President of the Council, and
Earl Curzon, Secretary of Foreign Af
fairs, subjected the deputation, indi
virtually and collectively, to a sever?
Mr. Lloyd George's argument was
that the great powers, except, th?
Tinted States, already had too man)
entanglements to be able to suppL
forces to i ?in Lfapru? to create an inter
national police force large enough t?
coerce, for instance, Russia or Poland
He admitted the ideas of Viscount Gre*?
?tul President Wilson for an interna
ttonal force were possible ideals, bu
paid they were impracticable at th'
present time. They might, he added
become nvre practical it' the T'nite?
States later decided to enter, hut it i
idle to po into discussion with th
United States now.
A controversy arose between Georg
Xicoll Barnes, former minister withou
portfolio, and the Premier, the forme,
complaining that no pressure had bee
applied to Poland. Mr. Lloyd (ieoip;
retorted with the assertion that thre
great powers, from the very table a
which they were seated, made ropri*
sentatior.s to Poland before her attac
on Russia was started, but withou
Asked why economic pressure we
not appMed, the Premier replied, "Sue
pressure has already been applied to
point where the Russian people ar
-starving. It is impossible to apply
The Premier contended the sarr
principles applied to Armenia and tV
"It is impossible." he said, "for t'r
leigue to ct.11 into being forces airea?:
existing. What would happen if yc
asked America or France to supp
troops and they refused?"
Questioned why the league had n?
established control over the Dard
nelles, Mr. Lloyd Coorgr pointed oi
that France, and Italy had been unab
to spare the forces which they engag1
to supply to control the watorwa
"Must we go to war with France ar
Italy to compel their, to k"ep their o
ligal ions ?" he asked.
If the members of the deputatio
the Premier observed, had worked tl
engine from the inside, as ho and M
Balfour had done for the last eighte?
months, they would better realize tl
1 difficulties encountered in bringing t
league into full operation.
Mr. Balfour then asked the deput
' tion whore tho league's internation
force was to be kept--should it be Sai
, Helena, or perhaps Labrador? Cortai
ly, he declared, if it were kept in Fran
it would no* fight France, and if kc
in England it would not fight. Englai
Premier Lloyd Ceorge confe-sed
was not quite convinced that an intern
tional army was tho best method of pi
serving peace, but. emphasized it as 1
belief that any attempt to force pes
would only destroy the league.
Court for Leagu
Root Suggests Trih
nal Modeled After tf
V. S. Supreme Cou
THE HAGUE, June 18 (By The As
ciated Press).- The jurists composi
the Commission for tho Perman?
Court of Justice, who are meeting
tha Peace Palace in an endeavor
draft a plan for a world court, for si
mission to the League of Nations, to
porarily laid aside to-day the rnultitt
of plans for tho court offered by n
trnl nations and various private org:
izations and plunged into an indepe
ont discussion of what they conside:
the most important question, the m
ne.- of the selection of judges. 1
problem, which involves the rights
small, as compared with large natio
probably will occupy several days
, thieshing out.
llihu Root, representing Amor
I spoke on this question. He pointed
?the importance of deciding how sn
| nations should he adequately rep
' sented on the oanef of judges.
Dr. George Hagorup, of Norway, c
? tended that it was advisable that
? nations frroat and small should have
i equal voice and vote in the select
of the judges. The jurists seemed c
! vinced that the small states might
loath to particip?t" in a oiurt do
I nated by larger states.
This and other questions will h
1 the attention of the jurists for f
? haps a month, by which time tlvy h
t?> have completed a draft, ready
submit to the league. As Presid
j Wilson, however, has not yet cal
i the Brussels ausembly, there is s<
j feeling of uncertainty.
Generally speaking, Mr. "Root ts
j the stand that the Supreme Court
? the United States, which is not, elec
I it appointed, nnd functions with
l political control, should he the b?
? of the world court. In his speech
explained that, the problems confr?
inic the jurists were comparable
tho tasks of the leaders of the thirl
American States drawing up the ('
Slitution where they had to ass*u
t V fears that the smaller states wr
... ?wallowed by the lar^o ones.
The commission refused to pci
the substitution of Raoul Fern?n
member of th? Reparation? Com?
sion f?>r Brazil, for Dr. Clovis R
liicqua, the Brazilian jurist, who
been invited by the council of
league. It was derided thnt sul
tutes should not be permitted,
? irulnrly a? the Jurists attending
not been chosen as the repr?sent?t
of any nation, but solely because t
?ver? considere?*! nmorg th?? wni
most eminent jurists.
Wilson Approves $35
Bill for Lost Teeth
WASHINGTON, June 18.?
President Wilson has signed the
measure passed by Congress to
pay $35 to Michael McGarvey, a
worker in the New York Navy
Yard, for a set of false teeth he
lost in un accident v.hile em?
ployed in the yard, it was an?
nounced at the White House to
Envoy in U. S.
'"Ambassador" Said to Have
Asked To Be Returned;
May Be Held Pending Out?
come Deporlalion Action
Secretary Has Sailed
Aid Is Believed To Be At?
tend ing the Conferences
of Krassin in London
WASHINGTON. June 18 ?By The As
? sociated Press!. -Ludwig C. A. K. Mar
tens, who for morn than fifteen months
has been in the United States as the
self-styled Russian Soviet ambas.H?ior,
has been recalled by the Soviet author?
ities, it was learned fo night in official
Martens's confidential secretary, San
ford Nuorteva, left the United S'ates
several weeks ago, by way of Canada,
an?] now is believed to he attending the
Conferences being held in Englsn?-! by
Gregory Krassin, Bolshevik Minister of
Asked to Be Recalled
Martens' recall, it- was stated by
those acquaint ee] with the facts in the
case, was at, his own solicitation.
Neither the "ambassador" nor those
who have been associated with him
were prepared to say whether the
Soviet authorities would send another
representative to the United Sttftes
and make another attempi to obtain
semi-recognition through that, means.
Martens on his arrival in the United
States m March, 1919, sent credentials
to the State Department but no atten?
tion was given them by the depart?
ir) e n t.
At present Martens is involved in
deportation proceedings conducted by
department of labor officials. The
hearings were adjourned yesterday
until July s when they are expected
to bo concluded and the decision re?
ferred to Assistant, Recretarv of Labor
Post and finally to President Wilson
for anproval. Officials to-night de?
clined to say whether Martens ?.?'?.vid
be permitted to leave the country
pending final disposition of the de?
I*igurcd in Red Inquiry.
The Soviet agent, privions lo the
presen-! proceedings, was a central lig?
ure in an investigation by a Senate
committee which inquired into Bol?
shevik activities in the United States
lie also figured prominently in an in?
quiry into Russian activities conducted
1?;, a joint commit tee of the New York
Legislature. The Senate committee in
its report held that Martens was a
German subject and that his activities
were such as to make him suitable for
investigation and action by th" De?
partment of Justice.
A warrant for the arrest of Martens
was issued by th? Department of Jus
Lice prior to the Senate investigation,
but action on it was waived during
that inquiry and during the Labor De
Troops to Du luth
Fear Jail Will Be Stormed
in an Effort to Lynch
14 IS c g r o Prisoners
ST. PAUL, Juno 18. Fearing a further
! outbreak Saturday night at Duluth,
?where three negroes were lynched
j Tuesday night, officials there appealed
I to Governor Burnquist to-night to send
troops to patrol the streets. Fourteen
! negroes are still in jail and threats
have been made against them, it. is
The Governor immediately ordered
a battery and a machine (run detach
nient to proceed to Duluth at once, and
they will arrive early to-morrow.
The troops comprise 101 men and
Sheriff Magie, over the long ?lisian?*?*
telephone, told Adjutant General W. !?"
Rhinow here that be had received rc
. ports that an organized attempt would
: be made Saturday night to storm thi
'. St Louis county jail in an effort. I
I lynch the fourteen negroes being hel<
? in connection with an alleged assault
upon a seventeen-year-old white erir? al
Food Prices at
With No D
From The T'lbune'a TToTM"pf->n Tx-trm\?
WASHINGTON, June IR. Retail
food price; reached a new high level
i in May, according to fitrurcs collected
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on
| twenty-two staple article?:.
The increase between April 15 and
? May 15, was ?" per cent, it was found,
? and 7 per cent since January. The
i principal increases were in sugar,
? flour and potatoes.
Since food forms 3S per rent of th?
? total huilget of the average working
| man's family, the cost, of living can
! scarcely b< expected to decline notice.
ably so long as food prices continue to
advance, according to th" view held
? by invest ?gati i .
There seems to he no Immediate
; group of Items contained in th" family
budget, it is assertod.
The cost of the food budget was
; found to he 17 per cent highcritnan a
year ago and F!:! per ccnl htghlr than
[hiring the month prices iiutrease?!
I as follows: Sugar. 28 per cent.; corn
i meal, 14 per cent; oranges, 11 per cent;
i flour, 7 per centj potatoes, 5 for cent;
hum and bananas, 4 p?*r cent each;
I bread, 3 vor c?nt; bacon, evspornted
McAdoo Refuses to Enter Race;
Wilson May Seek Third Term;
Harding Accepts His Challenge
Republicans Welcome a
Referendum on Treaty,
Says Candidate in His
Reply to the President
Issue Is Joined
Reservations Will Be De?
manded by the Party,
i) e m o c r a t Declares
WASHINGTON, June. 18.? Sena- ?
I tor Harding, the Republican Prest- ?
j dential nominee, to-day answered '?
I President Wilson's challenge to make '
1 the peace treaty tho dominant issue
in the coming campaign with a
statement that the Republican party j
would welcome th? move.
The Republican candidate, in re- j
I plying to President Wilson's decla
| rations as contained in an interview
; published to-day, said:
"I am sure the Republican party
will gladly welcome a referendum on
the question of the foreign relation?
ship of the Republic, and the Re
: publican attitude of preserved na
! tionality will be overwhelmingly In
Republican leaders joined Sena
; tor Harding in asserting they would
! gladly accept the issue as set forth by
, Mr. Wilson.
' In line with this attitude a Demo
crat who has stood with the Admin is
i tration in many of its policies, but who
has opposed Mr. Wilson on the treaty,
; to-day vehemently disagreed with the
j idea that the San Francisco convention
I must declare for tho League of Na?
tions as espoused by the President.
"The San Francisco convention," he
predicted, "will I not declare for un?
qualified r3t.ilice.tion of the covenant
of the League of Nations and treaty.
It will not be negative in its character
as to reservations, but on the contrary
?vill declare for the treaty with certain
reservations, making the declaration
po.sit've rather ?han negative in char?
"It will he driven to this course by
the attitude of tho Republican con?
vention on the subject. Any other
course than this would be suicidal in
:?. political sense.
llust Regard People's Demand
' The great mass of the people favor
a League of Nations, but they favor it
with reservations, an?! the Democratic
convention must satisfy that demand
if it. hopes that the party will achieve
victory in November."
This Democrat .pointed out that
twenty-one Democrats voted for the
.rent;, with the Ledge reservations and
declared that there were other Demo
r.rats who would have voted for it ?I
liieir votes would have decided th?:
"The position of these Senators must
not be repudiated by the Democratic
convention," he. declared.
Tho "third term" appeal in the
President's interview likewise was no1
lost, sight, of by Republican leaders
who read the document with absorbing
"The interview simply illustrate:
that the President still adheres to hi;
idols," Representative Mondell, Repub
lienn lead- r of the House, declared.
Tho interview was interpreted ''
some quarters as n direct appeal b;
?he President to those members of th?
Republican party who feel that a sur
render was made of progressive prin
ripies in the selection of Senator Hard
. ?ng as the candidate.
KiiiR Says People Want League
Senator King, Democrat, of Utah.
1 "reservationist" supporter of th
League, said :
"The Republican platform inevltabl
made the issues when it declare
against any League of Nations. Th
: platform was a negation of the morn
forces which must operate among civil
' ized nations. It was likewise reaction
ary as to domestic policies. Presiden
' V\ ilson recognized this and with re
markable precision placed his finger o
the issues thus made. The America
I people do believe i>i a concert D
?he free nations of the world. The
believe in a League of Nations and the
| believe in this league with som
; reservations which will not destroy it
effectiveness. I know President. Wilso
' is leaving the door open for reserva
i Continued on n?rt pige)
eerease in Sight
i milk, macaroni and raisins, 2 per crnt;
peas, canned; and tea. 1 per cent each;
sirloin --teak, oleomargarine, cheese,
: egcrs and coffee, each increased lesa
than five-tenths of one per cent.
Th? fourteen articles which de?
creased in price were onions, cabbage,
butter, pork chops, leg of lamb, sal?
mon, plate bpef, hens, milk, lard.
' criseo, rib roast, chnck roast and
Price*? remained unchanged for
round steak, cornflakes, navy beans,
hrked beans and canned tomatoes.
Following are the relative increases
in pnces in May, 1920, as compared
with the average prices in the year
Sirloin s'eak, 171 per cent; round
steak, 179 per cent; rih roast, 169 per
c*nt; chuck roast, 166 per cent; plate
beef, 166 per cent; pork chops, 2?2 per
cent; bacon, 195 per Cent; ham, -_06
per cent; lard, 180 per cent; hen?. 221
per cent; e?_ps, 153 per cent; butter,
187 per cent; cheese, 191 per cent;
i milk, 182 per cent; bread, 205 per
cent; flour, 264 per cent; rornmeal,
247 per cent; rice, 216 per cent; po?
tatoes, 566 per cent, sugar, 162 per
cent; coffee. 165 per cent; tes, 136
Eleven Candidates Left in Race for
Democratic Presidential Nomination
WASHINGTON, June IS (By The Associated Press).?The elimi?
nation of William Gihbs McAdoo from the contest for the Democratic
Presidential nomination narrows the field to, eleven contestants. Attor?
ney General Palmer will enter the. balloting with the Pennsylvania dele
gation instructed for him and probably with at least a part of the dele?
gation from Georgia, in which state he received a plurality of the
Delegates from Ohio and Kentucky have been instructed for Gov?
ernor James M, Cox of Ohio, while those from New Jersey have been
instructed for Governor Edward I. Edwards of that state. Other
instructed delegations are Nebraska, for Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock,
of that state; Iowa, for Secretary Meredith, of the Agricultural Depart
ment; Oklahoma, for Senator Robert L. Owen, of that ?tale; South
Dakota, for James W. Gerard, former Ambassador to Germany; North
Carolina, for Senator F. M. Simmons, and Oregon, for McAdoo.
The names of John W. Davis, of West Virginia, Ambassador to
Great Britain, and Homer S. Oummings, of Connecticut, chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, also jy-e expected to be presented
to the convention. I
Hoover Appeals j
For Unity to
Rival for Nomination, in
Formal Statement, Asserts
Party Platform Is Con-1
stnictive and Progressive
Nominee Is Active
Busy With Conferences at
Which Campaign Details
Are Being Planne?!
From The. Tribune's Washington Bureau |
WASHINGTON, June 18.- -As part of]
his announced programme of talking
with representatives of every shade !
of thought in the Republican party be?
fore he prepares his speech of accep
tance, Senator Warren G. Harding had
Herbert Hoover, one of his unsuccess?
ful rivals for the Presidential nomina?
tion, as his guest at breakfast to-day
at his home here.
Afterward Senator Harding sad'.
"We discussed the political situation
extensively and I think to a very great
degree of satisfaction. Mr. Hoover is
very greatly interested in Republican
success. I understand that he will
issue a statement."
Mr. Hoover issued a statement later
pledging his support to Senator Hard?
ing and making public a letter written.
to some of his friends several ?lays
ago. in which he announced his position
on the party situation.
"Nothing," he said, "could be more
disastrous than the development of sev?
eral party organizations representing
the complexion of every gioup in the
country. If we should como to tins
opposition we shall be entirely ruled by
log-rolling minorities or sterile politi?
Platform Generally Progressive
Discussing the platform adopted at
Chicago. Mr. Hoover asserted it was for
the most part "constructive and pro?
There are to be similar meetings in
the imm?diate future between the
nominee and most, of bis unsuccessful
rivals for the nomination, so that he
may be forced to limit his proposed
vacation to a few days' fishing just
before he goes to Marion. Ohio, his
home town, to await formal notification ;
Senator Harding's other important!
conference of the day was with hi s!
campaign manager, Harry Daugheiry, ;
who arrived from Ohio. Mr. Daughcrty !
had luncheon with the Senator in the!
Senate restaurant. Then they re-1
turned to the Senator's office and were!
closeted until nearly 4 o'clock, when*]
Senator Harding started for Chevy;
Chase to play golf. They met again |
at dinner at Senator Harding's home.'
When Mr. Daugherty left the Sena-1
tor in the afternoon he .-aid:
To Meet Leaders Monday
"We have been discussing matters
pertaining to the campaign. My work
(Continue, on o_g? ihrt?)
Girl of 16 Shoots Self
On Failure to Graduate
Pupil Inflicts Serious Wound
After Father Reads Letter
Telling of Low Grade
The whitest and filmiest and alto?
gether the most marvelous of dresses
had been made for the graduation of
Pearl Kluger, sixteen years eld, from
Public School 164.
All the Kluger? to the third gener?
ation had been invited to that great
event. From a mant? 1 in Pearl's hom_.
at 1145 Forty-first. Street, Brooklyn, a
photograph of her in the wonderful ;
dress smiled down on Davis Kluger,
her father, yesterday as he read a let?
ter the postman had just brought.
The letter was from De Forest A.
Preston, principal of Public School 1 .4.
It was brief, but terrible, and informed
Mr. Kluger that his daughter Peer!
had failed to pass her examinations and
therefore would not be graduated this
All the color left Pearl's face when
he told her. She tried to speak, then
turned and ran upstairs. A door
slimmed and a sharp echo of the slam
sent Mr. Kluger upstairs three steps
at. a time.
On th?-> bed lay Pearl. On the floor
lay a 32-caliber revolver. The child
had shot herself through the stomach.
She was taken to Kings County Hos?
pital, where it was said that blood
transfusion would be necessary to save
her life. Pearl's older sister, Mrs.
Sarah Fray, whose husband w.... killed
in the war, submitted to the operation
last night, bn* the girl's condition \?
Is Slogan on
Tammany Delegates Deter?
mined There Shall Be
No Dry Plank in Dem
ocratic Party Platform
Seek to Straddle Issue
.Attempt Will Be Made to
Get Convention Declara?
tion for States' Rights
Prom a Staff Corre^pcmde-nt
NEWTON, Kan., June 18 (On board
the Tam?mny special, en route to San
Francisco").?"Beat. Bryan." That is
the slogan of Tammany going through
the Middle West to-day. All the dele-;
gates on the special train that ts carry-!
ing 132 men and women of Tammany
Hal] westward to the quadriennia] pow?
wow have made up their minds that
there will he no dry plnnk in the
Democratic national platform.
Tammany has only a forlorn hope of
obtaining a wet plank in the platform,
but Tammany has its fighting clothes
on to get at least a moist piank. Tarn- ?
mai.y hopes to persuade other Demo- '
crats at San Francisco to mlopt a ?
plank that will not exactly indorse the ?
manufacture and sale of light, wines ;
and beers, but that will plead for the
right of individual states to enforce
tile dry law. In other word*?. Tammany,
while wot. may "straddle" if it ?"in.
Everybody on the special. fr?>m tho I
almost perpetual ninoehlo playing j
cote/ie in the club rar to the women
delegates in the'observation car, have
been watching for prairie dog-. and
coyotes, but they have been disappoint [
ed. The train has passed through miles
of the finest wheat and potatoes and
beet fields in the West.
The hopes of Tammany on the wot
and dry issiH> center around the con
fvences that have been hold at French
Lick between Governor Alfred E. Smith,
i liarles F. Murphy and Tom Taggart
While Louis Cuvillier, the "wett? it"
member of Tammanj on the train,
wants to offer a distinctly wet. plank,
the counsel of Tammany? is against
him, and tho fight i<- framing up to pre
venl Bryan from dominating the con
\ -, ?? x ion.
The special will reach Denver to
morrow morning, and from there tho
Tammanyites will go to Colorado
Springs, whore they will be given a
view of the Garden of the Gods.
John J. McGlynn, sergeant at arms '
of the Board of Aldermen, was the
center of attention for a time ir. Car 5
this morning. After the special pulled
out of Kansas City, early this morn?
ing, he fell out of an upper berth but
was net injured.
Party Leaders for
Colby as Chairman
Secretary of State and
Other Cabinet Members
Will Go to Convention
WASHINGTON, June 18 (By The As- !
soctated PressL?Bainhridge Colby,
Secretary of State, is regarded by most
Democratic vader.- in Washington as
the most !ike':y choice for permanent
chairman of the Democratic National
Convention at San Francisco.
Mr. Colby was elected a delega'e to
the convention from the District of
Columbia last week, heading an Admin
istration ticket in opposition to that
put in ,uo ' ?Id by tho Bryan Demo?
Senator Joseph T. Robinson, of Ar
kansas, and Chairman Cummings of
the Democratic National Committee,
who is to ho temporary chairman of
the convention, &l?o :*uve bpen men?
tioned in connection with the pern a
nent chairmanship. Mr. Cummings's
friends st^y, however, that he does not
desire the place.
Senator ( artor Glass, of Virginia,
who drew tho platform adopted by the ?
Virginia Democratic convention, and1
since Indorse?! by President W?son. i
has been decided upon definitely as
the chairman o? the committee on
resolutions. Tho League of Nations
plank of the platform to be adopted
at Ssn Francisco is expected to follow
closelv that in tho Virginia platform
Secretary Baker, who was President
Wilson's spokesman at the St.. Louis ?
convention four years ago, does not
plan to go to Sar. Francisco, but sev
eral Cabinet officer? besides Mr. Colby ?
will make the trip. Postmaster Gen?
eral Burleson will be present as a dole- ?
gate from Texas, and Secretary Daniel?!
also expects to attend
Son-in-Law of President
Says Victory 1* Certain
if League Is Indorsed
by the D?mocratie Party
Friends T;t!k of
Room for Glass
Ex - Treasury Secretary
Gives Duty to Famil;
as Reason for Action
/???-'-.?n The 7i-ih_n- a W<t*M%0tOn Hw? >a ,
WASHINGTON, June 18.?Will?
iam Cibbs McAdoo, President Wil
son's son-in-law and former Sec?
tary of the Treasury, "will not p< r
tnit his name to g-> before the Demo?
cratic National Convention. His
supporters here am marshalincr
their force?, for the nomination of
Senator Carter Glas., of Virginia,
who succeeded Mr. M-Adoo in Pro -
ident Wilson'3 Cabinet.
Mr. McAdoo's withdrawal, in con?
junction with the. inter*'lew with the
President published this morning,
was taken in many quarters as sig?
nificant of President Wilson'.-* aniti.
tion for another term.
It was pointed out that the Pre. i
dent named the Iveaifue of Natint* .
as the paramount issue before th?
party, urging ita indorsement ar"i
sugpestinp: a refc-endum, while the
President himself would he the log
cal, if not the only, candidate i i
lead the party on such an issue. It
was noted that Mr. McAdoo took
care in his me. sagre of withdraw.*,;
to urge the necessity of Indorsing
the League of Nation? without "de?
Colby Wilson Mouthpiece
The vigor and mental alertness ? t
th? President w.r? emphasised ti?.
and aR.iin by his interviewer, nut'?"
which would be of Intense ?nter?
were ho to become s candidat. n-*vi
It was learned to-day also that Bail
bridge Colby, described by the Pn>
dent when he appointed him S?cr?tai
of State as a man "whose mind ruf
along with mine," la to be the Pre?
dent's mouthpiece at the Democrat '
Mr. McAdoo was regarded as one o!
the strongest candidate? for the Il.tn.
cratic nomination for President. I'
withdrawal wa? announced In a t?>
gram receive?! fro'm him to-day i
Jouett Shouse, Assistant Secretary ?
Mr, McAdoo declared that hi? dec
sion was Irrevocable. It was a ri ?
which he owed to hia family, he ?
to devot? his time to his private affn;
He forecast victory for the Dfmn?-n?
party if its national convention frav .
"an honest and liberal platform .
put forward candidates wh^ w?!; i
mand public confidence "
His telegram was a reply to one ?-?' ,
by Mr. Shouse. Both were made r .
lie by Mr. McAdoo to-day. \|
Shouse's message, sent yeeterdav. fol
Sentiment throughout the coun
try rapidly crystallzlng in favor ?if
your nomination. I know you ha--e
consistently stated that you are not
a candidate and that you will rot
sck nomination. Your many friend?
would like to have you reconsider
your attitude, at least to the extent
of permitting your name to be pr*
Bented to the convention. We ?? ?
certain you can be nominated an<*
Mr. McAdoo'? Answer
Mr. McAdoo's reply to this requec.
?vas sent -o-day. It follows:
Your telegram of June 17 requires
an explicit and Immediate answer
I am profoundly grateful to you and
my other generous friends who, with
such spontaneity and unselfishness,
have, without my solicitation, advo?
cated my nomination. To cause then
disappointment distresses me deep?
ly, hut I nm unable to reconsider ' a
??option I have consistently main
tained, namely, that I would not sck
th? nomination for the Presidency
I ?*.r.no>, therefore, permit -..
i an*'' ! ? p-o b'fore the convention
TY ; decision is irrevocable?, a? ?'?,.
path of dufy se?mr to me clear and
Th? considerations which -o?n
pe]!ed me to resign as Secretary of
the Treasury and Director Oen?r.'
of Railroads after the armistice in
I'M? in large meaiu-e still prevail.
I mu?-t have a reasonable epport i
nity *o rehabilitate my private affs''
"and to make that provision for n- .
family which, I ? t'me of pence ii
the sacred dnty end ?he cherish? i
desire of every right-thinking mar.
Having been out of office les? toa ?
e-'irhteen month?, I .ave. not yet been
able to accomplish these object!
Moreover a Presidential esT.paij_r
imposes upon a candidate unavoid?
able expenses which I am unabl? to
assume and which I de not want my
friends to assume.
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