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Continued unsettled weather
I to-day, with occasional rains.
Temperature jesterda: -Maximum,
50; minimum, 43.
NO. 2303
Russian Fleet Under Steam at
Sebastopol and English Ships
Are Ready to Quit Malta.
Said to Hare Acted Upon Secret
Agreement in Refusing to Make
Terms with Allies.
IlrrllB. Jan. 54. dispatch o the
Lokal Aniclirer from nudapert aaya a
report haa reached tbfa eltr from Con
stantinople that the ultan haa been
dethroned and a republic proclaimed
ljr the lounc Tnrka.
confirmation of till, report haa
been olilalnrd no far.
LuirUon. Jan M That the Turkish
oup d ctat 1' a prelude to disastrous
Luropcan complications seems the only
lonclusion to be drawn from to-day's
nen Slost pc"simlstio views are ex
pressed on ill sides and far from
.elng united the great powers show
una or taking Individual action
ccordliiR to the Dallv Mall's Con
stantitnople correspondent the new
TurkMi cabinet will refuse to surren
der drianople and the Aegean
Islands feeling assured of the moral
and material upport of an unspecified
c eai power
ltu sit Is indited with a determlna
linn m vend an ann to rmenla un
less the peaic vision Is assured, al
though a emi offlelal denial of this
report hai- l en issued It is a fact,
iow ever that the Russian Black Sea
fleet Is under steam at Sebastopol.
while the w hoi British Mediterranean
llee i prepa inir t leave Malta
VI f
t li onli hupe appears to be that Tiir
t limn" when put to the ten will tol-a--e
owing to her financial inalnlitv to
nintinu ihe war ani length of time
I n then further trouble Is threatened
an aliened mihuiidtrstarding involv
i is Kngland Frame and Russia rr
t riling the -partition of Asiatic Turkev
among tliem
V Turkish diplomat in Iainduu admits
i a staUmmt to the Oaili Kxpress that
i hi Tt-rknh delegates attended the peace
inference with no other Intention but
". uring delav hoping for a possible dls
gi fment in thi ambassadors confer
r with th old result an opportunity
t ii Turkev i recover rami of her war
1 si The Express says.
Turkei Is placing all Its hope in ius-
t la a lid it Is her belief that a bargain
n rtf'nau.e nun idxi iicr .0.3 n-.
ith that power Tfus ha ,
in Constantinople tnd J
I e ov ei throw or the rren who have made
ea nil the allies
Th Turk ri-Hll7c that he cannot
11C" 1 retain his empire in Kurope. but
1 11 render must be made he would
tin sooner surrender to Austria
t m am of the Slav power'
Secntliile with Vustrln
N conations have been carried on
with u-tria during the past few weeks
whirebi she would. acquire alonlki and
the r untrv between Bosnia Heriwo
na nml the egcan Sea. and enabling
T riei to retain drianople a part of
Ma edonia and some Islands
Tin Hvpress adds that if this plan
vintuilizcs it means war betwen
utria and the Balkan allies war be
ne n Vustria and Russia and it is illf
h alt to understand how Germain and
Nan on the one hand and France and
.ieat Britain on the other van keep
it of it
V message to the Dally Mall from Con
stantinople savs
Nazim Pasha was killed in the course
f an alienation with ome demonstra
lor- vino iniaded the Porte t his Fide
w 11 n he nas killed were his nephew and
his aid i.e camp Capt Tewtik Bei Klb-
ill a great favorite in society
t so wts shot down Another young
ofllrer N'ahz Bey. an orderly to the
grand vizier also was killed during this
short moment of exiitement Those
rw deaths are the only ones which
have to deplore
Judge Gary Denies Published State
ments to that Effect No Com
ment on Corey Testimony.
New Tork Jan 21 1
inan of the lioard of
I nited Mates steel Ci
is-ued the following 1
imrt that tie com em
irlarv dissolution
H Gary, chai
directors of the
poration to day
mal of the re
ts planning vol
There is no foundation whatever for the
published statement t lat the Steel Corpo
ration is going to seek voluntary dlssolu
tion and that It will apply to the-Suprcme
Court for direitlon how to go about it
rh question has not been up for consld-
ration by the lioard of directors or th
Pliant e committee or the officials of the
fitctl Corporation '
Judge Gary flrmlv declined to be drawn
Into a discussion of the serious charges
ugalnst the Steel Trust which are being
developed In the testimony of William E
Corey, formerly president of the big com
bination, in his testimony before Referee
Brown In the suit the government has
I rought for the dissolution of the trust.
To every question asked him to-day by
a reporter touching upon Mr. Corey's
testimony Judge Gar' courteously re
sponded. "I beg to be excused "
New ork Jan. 21 James Carmack.
an Italian who said he had been In this
country ten years appeared before Judge
Gary In Jersey City to-day for natural
ization papers. Judge Gary asked.
What Is the Constitution man or a
The applicant replied "A man "
The court then inquired
"Will you i-upport the Constitution'"
"No." was the decisive answer. "I ara
already supporting a woman."
Carmack didn t get his papers.
flJS' Baltimore and Return.
nalllmnre and Oslo.
I very Saturdav and Sunday Good to
turn until ? a in train Mondav Jill
alns both ways. Including the Royal!
mlted. I
James J. Hill, on Stand, Op
posed Permission of Minor
ity Representation.
New York Financier Makes Statement
for J. P. Morgan & Co. F. L
Hine Startles Committee.
The Pujo Sloney Trust Committee con
cluded Its hearings yesterday, wnen
James 1 11111. railroad builder of the
Northwest. It P. Davison, of the firm
t' J. P Morgan &. Co. and President
F. I Hine. of the First National Bank
of New York, furnished their testimony.
Counsel Samuel t'ntermycr left Imme
diately after the hearing for New York
to confer with the attorneys of William
Rockefeller, respecting the time and
place when the financiers deposition will
tx taken
Hill, although on the stand for a short
time, wts the chief witness before tha
committee yeiterdav He strongly op
posed the permission of minority repre
sentation In corporations by law. If this
was permitted he said, the holders of
'mall shares of stock would be In a po
sition to wreck large corporations "
The theorv of Interlocking directorates
was opposed bv the railroad financier as
tending to give too much power to a few
Illnr'n AlevTs startle.
Terhaps the most unusual witness he
fore the committee was President Hine
Despite the assertions of 11 P Davison
and other financiers that particiatlon in
securities flotation by bank officers should
1 prohibited this was the view of
George F Baker Hine declared that the
officers of the First National Bank had
frequently participated in securities sales
and had not been discouraged by the
board of directors of the hank Among
other statesments Hine declared that in
nventeen ears experience he had never
beheld a minoritv stockholder ' By
Khis he explained he meant that all cor
porations with which he had been con
nected had been operated In absolute har
mony Davison stated that the theorv of eon
centration was not harmful, and sub
mitted a statement, which the commit
tee accepted as an argument from Mor
gans firm, showing that t Money Trust
did not exist
Mr Davison denied that a group of 1
directors controlled SllSonnoO) In this
countrv and declared that Si.500.rjnO.COO la
r en uire.! annuallv to finance the in
dustrial needs of the country The rapid
development of the country, he said was
responsible for the concentration of
hanking resources H pointed out that
r,r York was naturally the financial
, , ,,.er r the t'nlted States, Just as Lon-
Jn jna Trts are TeSDei tl ClV. the
M...ai n.t.i,p nf Tntrlnnd and France !
foncentration of money resource, in
this country he dectarea. was noi me
result of premeditated plans on the part
of anv group of men. but came through
natural evolution. Mr Davison laid par
ticular stress upon the need of laws
bnnelng about financial reforms In this
Inlks for Firm.
He tddeil that the firm of J P Morgan
H ( o had helped the committee In every
wav placing ' intimate information in
the ha-iils or the probers .
Our firm believes he went on 'that
there in no uch thing either In form
... fo.i a. a Monev Trust
Robert Windsor of the firm of Kidder j
Peabodv fc Co of Bo.ton. was)
the first witness of tne aiternoon ses
sion a M I-ane. of Boston of the
firm of l.ee Higginson . Co. alo testi
fied . ,
The Money Trust Investigators having,
as they believe, "made out a case." next
week will begin their elaborate report
i.k. u..Mi..njrfilini which thev ex-
' neet n submit to Congress in January
The preliminaries of this report will be
.toned while Chairman P11J0 and coun
sel. Samuel Untermeyer. are taking th
deposition 01 iviuiam Auinricuc.
Chief among the exIblts In the re
port will be the elaborate table of
directors in the big financial institutions
of the countrv showing that New Tork
I as a hold on practlcalli evarv bank In
the country
Greenwich. Conn. Jan 14 n attempt
to raise CS00 4v popular subscription to
combat the epidemic of malaria which
haa hecn raging in this, the second
wealthiest town In the United States,
for several years past, have been aban
doned because the fifty-seven millionaire
residents appealed to, contributed, only
This annountiment was made to-day
by Dr Edward O Parker, chairman of
the committee appointed by the board
of trade to carry on the work The
town has a population of 15,(jno and 4
cases of malaria
Goes to Philadelphia in Morniaf but
Later Returns to New York.
Mrs. Wilson Goes Shopping.
New York, Jan ZL President-elect
Wilson spent this afternoon and to-night
in New York with Mrs Wilson, incident
ally filling out an extremely busy day.
Mr Wilson left Princeton this morning
at S 22 for Philadelphia, where he spent
an hour In a dentist's chair. He took the
roon train for New York, arriving at 2
o'clock, meeting Mrs. Wilson, and em
barking upon a shopping tour. In which
Mrs. Wilson looked over several samples
of dress goods, and the shop employes
Indicated that they would have liked to
hold an impromptu reception.
The shopping crowds joined In the ex
citement, and there was a general crush
to Inspect the newly elected President
and his wife. To-night the Wilsons at
tended the performance of "Rutherford
end Son" at the N,ew Theater, and fTIen
went to the home of Col E. St. House.
145 East Thirty-fifth Street. They will
be In town to-morrow.
1.25 to nal(lmrf and Rctnrm.
Saturdays and Sundays, ta Pennsyl
vania Railroad Tickets good returning
until 3am Monday. .All regular train
except Concrestlonai IJmlted.
Taft Administration Has Had
ls Last Say, It Is
Sir Edward Grey Not Expected to Send
Answer to Knox Nate Before
March 4.
That the Tart administration has
probably had Its last say In the disvus-
slon with the British government on
th Panama Canal controversy was the '
opinion exprtssed in official circles yes-
.terday. following the publication of the
note of Secretary Knox In reply to Sir
hdward Greys protest
It Is not believed that the British gov-
ernment win nna 11 convenient to reply
to Mr Knox s note before March 4 The '
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Knux note the contents or which werei
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iii-lii ail .mouiuii: .rviCL III I uuinftiuii,
nroved ereat .nrnrlse here, and It is I
helieied that It will nroi . "no les, sur-
oeiievea mat it win prove no less sur-
prising to the British For this reason,
it Is expected that Sir Edward Grey will
be rather deliberate in framing his an-
swer. and in this connection it is re-"
called that it took him more than 1-1
days to draft his nrs, note
o Heart In III. pule.
That the British government will I
nment wiai
of the sltua-
fore resum-1
will make a careful canvass
lon In the United States before resum
Ing the discussion with this government
Is believed here It Is expected that Sir
Edward Grey will make a careful study
of such documents as the recent speech
of Senator Root. In which he opposed
the position taken by Congress, and of
the newspaper and other comment favor
able to the British side It Is believed
that the nature of the British reply
bit considerably dependent upon the
gauge of public sentiment in the United
States on the Panama controversy.
In many quarters the belief Is con
fidently expressed that Great Britain
will not care to pursue the controversy
much further as a result of Sir. Knox s
note. Information has been received
here that the British government is not
putting much heart Into the controversy,
and has but little real Interest In It.
But for the pressure from Canada,
where the provisions of the Canal act
are much resented, and the disposition
shown by so many prominent Americans
1 to take up the cudgels for the British
side of the argument, u is declared that
Sir Edward Grey would never have
gone as far a he did.
V x
Opals bring 111 luck, even when they
are bought at SO cents apiece ln the dead
letter sale, thinks Charles H Roeder,
desglnated by his friends aa a member
of the 'document chapel ln the Gov ern
mnt Printing Office by night, and s
farmer at Spring Vale. Aid., by day..
Sir. Roeder Is a faithful patron n
Uncle Bim'sjdead letter sales. Ma friends
say, and haa turned several honest pen
nies ln transactions based on those an
nual auctions at which valuables whica
seem to have started from no place,
bound nowlther, are put up and knocked
down ,to th "highest and best bidder. At
this year's sale, Mr. Roeder bid ln" a
small parcel for V) cents It contained
several articles, and he disposed of them
all except an opal stickpin. He wore that
until another G. O. P. employe saw It
and bought It from Sir. Itoeder at 'o
A little later Mr. Roeder heard the
opal had 'been resold to a jeweler tor
Whiih shows that an opal brings good
or bad luck, accordingly as Mr. Roeder
or Ms coworker views the issue.
Southern Wilson and Marshall
League Host at Ball at
New Willard.
Sketch Is from the Pen of Mrs.
Albert S. Burleson,
of Texas.
1 Five hundred Democrats gathered and
danced in the causa of victorious
Democraiv In the big ballroom of the
-ew vv uiaru la.i nigiu i ney came
the invitation "f the 'outhern il.on
ana fo.Vall T Mini. Th.v ilanrftl re.
Jolwd at ,h, coming inauguration of
their leader dlscus.ed plans for making
'his inauguration the most brilliant --lfL
cially of all. and enrolled themselves
unuer mr uajiner . m- 1r.1j.M5- m v,un
for ''" realization of their plans
,r J Wilson Howe wife of Presl-
. . . . ... .. ..
dent -elect Tvllsons nephew, came with
h mother M
Pevlnn Knlirht. and. I
-,. " V"! . w ". " "V " w ". .L-1
."..., ""'"'' "'
,, association which Is working to
i mak(, tne cominsr Inauguration mentor -
b", Cm'nir ,nauBura,,on m""or
Tll(. entertainment wa. begun b, the
produttlon of a sk. from6,ne . of
, Mrs Albert S Burleson, wife of Repre-
isenta.ive Burleson, entitled -HI, Secre-1
, snenn porvrayn me inieresung
-- .....n
ituatlon ln which a Congressman finds
hlm,,?'' upon acP'iK the services of ,
wire, as secretary, who throws away
his Important papers Congressional , The suffrage stand would not be along
documents and like trifles, because her the line of the Inaugural march, and as
husband s name does not appear in to the amount of delay which it would
them In spite" of the terrible pass to cause to ohtaln such amendment Senator
which "his secretary has brought Sutherland, chairman of the committee,
things, a happy solution Is reached said last night
Miss Maude Howell Smith, one of the 'i do not think there would be any
most popular of amateur actresses and delay occasioned In passing the resolu
society stage managers In Washington, i Hon with thi. amendment givlne the
tore up Senate and House documents
threw away legal Congressional, and
other Important Congressional parapher
nalia, with delightful unconcern
Charles F Weston took the part of the
suffering Representative.
1om( of Those Present.
Vmong those present were Mr Rank
heaii. wife of Senator Bankhcad Mrs
Gore wife of Senator Gore. Col, and Mrs
Clem. IJeut and Mrs Hoffman. Capt
Patton, ald-de-camp 19 Gen Leonard
Wood. IJeut and Sirs. Camden. Capt.
and Sirs Young. Sirs Belva Lockwood.
Representative and Sirs. Trlbble and SIlss
Trlbble. Representative and Sirs Dupre.
Representative Car II n. Representative
Fcrgusson. Dr Clarente J Owens, Col
and Sire McDonald. Mr. and Sirs. John
F. Costello. Lieut, and Sirs Robert W.
Leaner. Sir and Sirs, E. J Lock wood.
Sirs. Patterson Grlffln, Sir and Sirs
John Poole, Walter Lock wood; G Weld
man, of New lork, Daniel Kelly. Sir.
and Sirs Smith, Rcpret entatlv e and Sirs
ll'llllam A Tutia. IIh XI1!!M T n.....!..
Mr and Sirs Fountain. Sirs Jamea Hur- !
ley. SIlss Eunice James, Miss Cllne. MIi
Feagln. Silts Sims. Sirs. Dudley Hughes.
SIlss Hughes. Sir. and Sirs E. C Plumer,
of Maine. Jil's Wllsotj. SUss Ellerbe. Sirs
Steadman. SIlss Candler. SIlss Lesher.
Miss Wnrburton, SIlss Herschlnger, Dr.
and Sirs Heiistls, and Col Garrard, com
mandant of Fort Slyer
Sirs Lesher, wife cf Lieut lusher,
served at the punch table Sir- George
A. Atom, wife of Col George A Armes.
V. S A . was hostess on behalf of the
Southern Wilson and Mar-hall League
London. Jan
LlUe To
tSir Walter GUber.
famous wine grower and. East Anglian
squire, nearly eighty -two years of age,
has acquired as lord of the manor of
Colchester Hall. Takely. an ancient deed
entltllnc him to kiss every bride among
his tenants on her wedding day
S1S.4. o Columbia. . C and Hrtorn
via csouinern iiauway account national
Corn Exposition Dates of sale, Janu
ary V "3. 3. T. 31. February 3. S. 7. final
limit February 12. Extension nf final limit
granted. Consult Agents, 706 lath St.,
and 901 F SL nw.
Suffragists Try to Tack Rider
on Inaugural Bill Grant
ing Permit.
Senate Committee to Act on Request
To-day Strong Fight to Be Made
Against Proposal.
Action upon a request bj woman suf
frage workers to have an amendment
added to the inaugural resolution grant
ing them permission to erect a reviewing
stand for the pageant of March 3 oppo
site tho south front of the Treasury
Building probably will be taken by the
FenaW Committee on Inaugural Cere-
, .m. Ziiiin.
, ,,," ",,, r" of
pon the failure of negotiations witn
the Inaugural committee for use of the
reviewing stands. Miss Alice Paul. In
charge of preparations for jTrhe pageant.
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OI ''UD"C "Ull.ungs ana -v.rou.noa to
Include an amendment to the Joint reo-
,,, ,hri,in. ,h ...n'n.cH.t. m -,,t
', KJ i..k to'rec,
,a reviewing stand opposite the southern
' nX ,b,A ' wHl rrouced"5, '
' M'b " The naJgral committee
orient at the hearinc esffrdav
he"n P,hl. amendment w"." Ind
opposed it strenuously on the ground
that the enactment of such an amend
tnat me enacimeni or sucn an amena-
ment wouy greatly delay the passage of
lne joint resolution, and that It already
i,ad been delayed too long
women what they want, either In the
House or Senate committees."
W omen clerks of the Government Print
ing Office are rejoicing over the decision
ff the Public Printer to permit them a
hilf holiday to march In the suffrage
pageant. Thev are being rapidly organ
ized into marching companies, are parc
ticlng the '"goose step." and expect that
mot of their number will be on hand at
the starting line Slarch 3, rain, shine,
hall, snow, or all four
Fair Democrats to Give Entertainment on March 6, with
Guest List of 5,000, at Which Prominent Officials
May Meet New Executive.
Southern women plan to give a ball In
honor of President-elect Woodrow Wil
son. In place of the Inaugural ball, on
Slarch 6, whUh from point of beauty Is
to be rarer, and socially more enjoy
able and gay, than an Inaugural ball.
Guests to be Invited to meet the Presi
dent, and Vice President-elect at this
function will be the members of the
Diplomatic Corps, officers of the Army
ani Navy, Senators, Representatives,
government officials and their families..
The most prominent of the Capital's
residents, and many Influential and well
known visiting Democrats are to be In
cluded on the Invitation list, which will
comprise 5,000 names.
Mr Frank Woodruff, o Jackson.
Tenn.. president of the Southern
Womaln's Wilson and Marshall League,
will corne to Washington several weeks
before the ball Is to be given to take
personil charge of the arrangements.
airs, oeorge a. Armes, win ox v.01.
William Ellis Corey, Before
Referee in Dissolution Suit.
Causes Sensation.
Says Trait Head Was oa Inside, De
spite Testimony to the Con
'trary Last Year.
New York, Jan. It An abrupt repudia
tion of evidence of ex-Judge Elbert II
Gary, executive head of the United States
Steel Corporation, before the Stanley
committee In 1W, thafhe waa unaware
of the existence of pools created by the.
trust to control price, was given to-day
by William Ellis Corey In testifying be
fore Referee Brown In the governments
suit to dlssolve-the trust
Under the fire of cross-examination by
the Steel Trust's attorneys. Corey calmly
recalled conferences between the Steel
Trust executives and those of competing
concerns which Judge Gary attended
where Iron-clad agreements were formed
aa to charges hat firmly bound the com
peting manufactures of the country.
Ran Denies Knowing; of Pools.
Before tha Stanley committee Judge
Gary Insisted that he knew of no pool
created by the steelmakers until late In
l'Qi. and that on being acquainted with
the fact that one had been formed by
the trust subsidiaries he Immediately put
a stop to It. With the assurance that he
would never consent to any agreement
In restraint of trade, and that he frowned
upon the existence of a pool. Judge Gary
serenely Informed the Stanley Inquisitors
that the Steel Corporation was always a
strict observer of the law
Aa against this, Corey told Referee
Brown that Judge Gary sat In confer
ences with representatives of competing
steel concerns In l'stt -and at other times
long before Gan admitted that he knew
the steel pools had been created
Corey bold evidence startled Sir.
Severance chief counsel for the Steel
Trust, who thought the former head of
the trust would weaken under cross
fire and attempt to smooth over the real
faots, of the steel pools and Judge Gary s
knowledge of them
On top pi his disclosures as to Judge
Gary.' participation In the pools. Corey
still under cross-examination, spoke of
the disagreements between himself and
Gary, prior to 1310, leading up to Corev s
resignation from the Steel Corporation
Corey wasted no worBs in making It
Plain that he and Gary were unable to
agree upon poltcles of the trust's con
trol. Opposed Taklntr Hill Properties.
Sir Severance refrained from going Into
the tucmoll within the Steel Trust that
culminated ol Corev s withdrawal, except
to bring out that Corey opposed the tak
ing over of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
Company and the acquisition nf the
Mesaba Iron Sllnes. owned by the I til.
Interests In the Northwest
Asked after the hearing to tell what
crisis had flnallv brought about his leav
ing the Steel Trust. Corey snapped
"It's ridiculous to ask me
Corey confirmed the statement that
Henry C I-rlck and Judge Gan had op
posed him in his idea of what th Steel
Corporation ought to do. particularly
with reference to Its absorption of the
Hill Iron properties and the Tennessee
companv. Throughout his evidence rang
bitter resentment over the strong wall or
hostility put up by Gary and Frlck to
Corey's attempt to run the Meet Cor
poration alomr less radical lines than
they wanted
Parl. Jan. It. Dimple, are all the rage
here now Beauty speiialjsts are sup
plying two kinds weekly 'dimple, that
will last lust seven days and then ut
terly disappear, and the permanent kind
that "won t come off
The temporary dimples are most favor
ble now. because Paris beauties aren t
sure Just how long the fad will last, and
who wants even the nicest, cutest dim-
plea when dimples aren't au fait
Chicago. Jan 14 Thirty Chicago so
ciety leaders are to gather In the attic
or a, downtown hotel for a dinner which
la to be the height of unconventlonallty
The Invitations call It a "cave man's din
ner Those who have lieen Informed of
the plans for the entertainment asserted
that the principal dish will he beefsteak.
served rare. Each guest will be given a
part of the steak without dishes or
knives and forks They will consume It
In the good old cave fashion.
Armes. f. S A . and president of the
District chapter of the league, will be ln
charge intll Sirs Wodruff arrives.
V hole- I loor'for Hall.
The ball will be held at the New Wil
lard, where arrangements have been
made for the use of both ballrooms on
the tenth floor.
Two bands will furnish music. They
probably will be the Slarlne Band and
the Philippine Constabulary" Band. A
buffet luncheon will be served Just be
fore midnight
Members of the Prlneton faculty will
be Invited to the cejebritlon. Upon the
floor committee are most of the names
of the Democratic Senators and Repre
sentatives, who are assisting the women
to make the ball a most 'successful
greeting to their leader.
A bevy of 100 beautiful debutantes will
receive the President. Vice President
nd the other iKuests. There will be no
handshaking at the ball.
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, int addition to many
exclusive features
Banker Tells of Connection
with Project to Purchase
Park Property.
Financier Relates Entire History of'(
Movement and Speaks of His Work
for Beaotification of Capital.
Charles C. Glover, president of th
R'ggs National Bank, yesterday replied
to the speech made by Representative
Sims of Tennessee In tha House, January
IS. relative to Mr. Glover's connection
with the project to purcnaaa property
lying between RocJc Creek Park and Po
tomac Park, and turn It over to the
federal government aa a connecting link
between the two parks at the price men
tioned in the option which Mr. Glover
had obtained on the property.
In his speech, Mr Sims Intimated that
the misconstruction of Sir. Glovera mo
tives had resulted from a misunderstand
ing o remarks made by himself and
Representative Andrus of New Tork. rel
ative to the proposition, on the floor of
the House
Further. Mr Sims Impugned Mr.
Glover s motives, premising his remarks
upon this alleged misconstruction. As
Sir. Glover points out in Ills statement.
the misrepresentation on the part of
Messrs Andrus and Sims was plain,
whether such mlsrepresentalon was In
tentional or not
Appearing before the subcommittee of
the House Distrlcf-Commlttee. which Is
Investigating the Insurance companies.
Sir Glover offered the following state
ment to the committee
Iplnild Ills, Claim.
' 'He claims, saysj Sir Sims of m to
be the father of Rock Creek Park. th
father of the movement. Yes, I ilo si,
claim tnd I have the right to have m
claim allowed. In view of the vea s of
persistent effort, ir season anil out o
season, which I devoted t' this ib ie
service I did have the bills introd teed.
I did pnss them I did have th act i
proved bv the President I did n on
mend to President Harrison the three
, unofficial member. f th Kock fret k
Park. Commission whom he appointed
R Ross Perry. H V !oynton ami
Samuel P I.anclev secret iry of th
Smithsonian This Is all well-known hi
tory here
'If I neeo to offer anv proof of th s ti
this committee allow me to read this let
ter from one who was formerly chairman
of this committee arul rtu lias n"
passed nu to his reward tha ta( John J.
Hemphill, of South Carolina who did
much for Washington when he w?s
ci airman of thla committee
Qtintrs from letter.
" House of Representatives
' Oct. 1
"My dear Mr Glover The In! t
establish Roik Creek Park which passed
Congress only after the most strenuous
efforts, his been approved by the l"resi
dent. -ind is now a law s it was it
'our reiiuest that this lull was intro
duced, settlrc isiilu this hcautifii! section
of the country as a park for all time. T
desire to congratulate rou on thn final
approval uf the measure and to sav that
without vour earnest intelligent and un
tiring efforts dunns th entire contest it
would In my Judgment, have failed tn
beome a law
'Your valuable work In Whalf of this
greit pleasure ground at the National
Capital ought to he known and lnnjj re
membered by the mam thousands who
shall hereafter enjo it
Ttoiirs most smceielv.
'Again, the Washington Evening St-r
said In an editorial about the, same time
" 'Congratulations and credit for thn
creation of the .Rock Creek Park am
due to manv public-spirited citizens an 1
to manv intelligent legislators hut th
lion s share of honor undoubtedly hetorgs
to C C Glover, without wlins energy
and enthusiasm the project would never
have been cry stallizei! Into legislation
f.lvcs Irritlt ! Others.
'Mr Chairman. 1 have always given
full credit to. the 'mint public-spirited
citizens' and 'many Intelligent l'lsla
tors to whom the Star editorial referred
Without them, of course nothing could
have been done But I think It is onl
the truth of the history to say that I
started the movement that I stuck t
it until success was won. and that I
gave more effort to It than anv one else
Not the least of my labors was to In
terest and stimulate others to co-operation
In this community movement Just
as I did in the case of the Potomai
Hats Park Improvement, for which- r
worked harder than for anything else
in my life ex-ept the Rock Creek Park
"Slay I odd that It seemed to me per
fectly natural that I should continue to
work for Ro-k Crek Park when I saw
an opporunit-- to acquire an additional
1(0 acres necessary to complete It and
to begin the connection with the Po
tomac Flats Park below so carry Ing out
my pet Idea of Increasing parks and
connecting them the District round And
after Rock Creek Park had been estab
lished, vears after, when I nought land
on Its eastern border at prices far le
low the present prices. I offered to let
the government lave that land for ex
actly what I had paid for it, although
lh prices had already begun to rapidly
rise. But that opportunity was also
neglected, and I finally withdrew th
options which I had given
nother Letter Introduced.
"May I read another letter from Rep
resentative Hemphill
"Fifty -second Congress. Committee on.
the District of Columbia. House oi
Representatives. I S.
Washington. D C March 9. 1J3J.
"John J Hemphill, South Carolina,
chairman. John T Heard, Missouri:
James D Richardson. Tenessee: Harrv
Welles Rusk. Maryland: James E Cobb.
Alabami. John R. Fellows. New Tork.
Tom L. Johnson. Ohio. Samuel T
Busey. Illinois. Ellsha K. Sleredlth. Vir
ginia Cornelius A Cadmus. New Jersey:
Alfred O. Harmer. Pennsylvania: Philip
Post- Illinois William Cogswell.
Massachusetts. James J Belden. New
"iork. Zdwln Hallowell. Pennsylvania.
William P Pol ock. South Carolina,
'Sly dear Sir Glover
'Sly official connection with th Dis
continued on Pnrrc night.
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