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Rain today; tomorrow gen
erally fair and colder.
Temperatures yesterday Max
imum, 70; minimum, 52.
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world,
with many exclusive' features.
NO. 235T
Latest Developments Indicate
To Eat Eggs Two Years Old.
Lawrence. Kans., March 10.
To determine whether age Is a
detriment to Kansas eggs, a
squad of men working for the
State Board of Health will be
fed cold storage eggs lo jcars
old with their food for a period
of ten da s.
Free Lunch Is Abolished.
Jefferson City. Mo , March 20.
There will be no more free lunch
served In this State. Gov. Major
today signed a bill making It
Illegal. Saloonkeepers estimate
they will save S?.50.000 annually
through the enforcement of the
Attempt Will Be Made to
Prove Incompetency.
Arrest Made After Traces of Arsenic
Are Reported in Stomach of
Dead Admiral.
Hingham. Mass.. March 20 The lat
est developments In the case of Mrs
Jennie May Harrison Eaton, arrested
here toda) charged with the murder
of her husband. Rear Admiral Joseph
Giles Eaton. U. S N. retired. Indicate
that proceedings mav be tyegun at once
io prove the wiaow mcmaiiy incompe
tent, and that "he may never be
brought to trial to answer for the
death of her husband.
Mrs. Eaton, who is a relative of the
late President Benjamin Harrison, oc
cupies a cell in the Plv mouth County
jail at Pl mouth tonight.
The intimation of a sanit) inquiry
follows close! v upon the h-tatement
made several da3 ago b) a member
if the Eaton household that the fam
il stood rcadv to determine at an)
lime the mental condition of Mrs
Mrs Eaton was formall) arrested
this, morning at the Hinglnm court
house, following a msterlou- whirl
wind automobile ride from her home in
Assinnippl in oharge of tate Otticer
John Scott and Depute sheriff John T.
ll Id WHhnnt llnll.
fter lwinsr arrested Mrs Elton
broke down and wept bitterl) for i-ev-cral
minute When -he was led into
th courtroom to b- arraigned, her faie
was tear-st lined and she was sobbing
"W brn she saw the crowd In the court,
huw.vci. she composed herself and re
mained cilin throughout the proceed
ings Mrs Laton was arraigned before
Special Justice Edward B Pratt
Fraiuis J lloosan attornej for Mrs.
Lnton. wailed tli reading of the com
plaint and illtered a. plea of not guittv
The ase was then continued until Fri
da. Miuh rs. and Mrs Eaton was held
without bail
Ditrlt ttorncv Albert E Rarkcran
nounced to the new -paper men after
the arraignment that Admiral Eaton
had dUd of arsenical poisoning, accord
ing to the report of Prof Whitnev, of
Harvard I niver-itv who made the
anal sis of Xdmirul baton s stomach
The district attornc) said that so far
the po"re hid been unable to find where
the poison had been purchased or in
what manner It hid been administered
to the dead man
Hear Aduiual Eaton died at his home 1
in Assinnippl. a small town twentv miles'
south of Ho'-ton. on the morning
March A hurried funetal was held.
jnd no navni honors were given the
dead man who was a hero of mam fa
inous battles
showed Deep .rief.
At the time Mrs Eaton who was the
second wife of the admiral, showed deep
grief Aftei a few dajs she overcame
this .ind appeared to forget the teased)
It was then thit rumors began to cir
culate that the former naval officer h'd
not died fiom natural causes, as staud
in the death lerliticate These rumors
took such shape thit the District Attor-
nev considered an investigation nece-
sarv. and the bodv of the admiral was
ordered exhumed and an autopsy per
formed The viscera was sent to Prof
t hitnev for examination This anal) sis.
together with information obtained
the State detectives, resulted in the ar
rest of the widow toda).
Tor several vears a poison cloud his
hung over the Eaton house The ad
miral was desirous of a male heir, ana
to this end adopted a few months old
Ikiv. and for two vears was devoted to
the child One dav the b-vhv was sud
denlv taken sick -ind died within a few
hours. Mrs Eaton then openlv charged
thit her husband had poisont d the ban)
An anal) sis of the child s stomach proved
the falsit) of the assertion
Several times since the death of the
child poison charges hive been hurled
b) one member of the Eaton famil)
against another. During the last )ears
of his life the admiral was known to
have prepared almost all of his own food
Lived in Washington.
While Mr Eaton was miking her
charge against her husband, her daugh
ter, bv D H Ainsworth her tirst hus
band, declared that the) were in constant
dread of being poisoned. All of these
charges were forgotten with time, but
the members of the Eaton household
were regarded bv their Cape Cod neigh
bors as being peculiar at least
Mrs Eaton was the daughter of Mrs
George W. Harrison, of Alexandria Va .
and for several ears she was a belle of
Washington societ). She married Alns
worth. at that time a clerk in the United
States Senate, and two daughters June,
now Mrs. Ralph Koes. and Doroth)
were born Admiral Eaton declared that
xv hen he met Mrs Ainsworth In Chicago
he was led to believe that she was a
widow, but later learned that she was
then suing for a divorce After being dl
xorced Mrs Ainsworth and the admiral
xv ere married and went to the little Mas
sachusetts town to live Friends consid
ered the union a happv one until the de
Fire of the old sea fighter for a son and
heir became his one ambition It was
then that a break first occurred in the
Hingham. Mass.. March JO Mrs
George A. Harrison, mother of Mrs.
Eaton, is dangerously ill at her daugh
ter's home In Assinnippl tonight and her
ph)sician expresses the fear that she
v III not survive the shock of her daugh
ters arrest
Mrs. Ralph Koes and Miss Dorothy
Ainsworth. daughters of Mrs Eaton by
her first husband, declared tonight that
they would visit their mother In the
PI) mouth Jail tomorrow. They refused
to comment upon their mothers arrest
Troy. N T.. March 20 The condition
former Gov. 1-ranK. s Black is so
critical that ho Is not expected to live
until morning. He has been unconscious
pfor many hours. Gov. Black Is slxt)
(ears old
The Best Service to rituharg.
Italtlmnrt? 4: Ohio Ifallroaft-
B-nnr thmilch trains leave tlnlnn Sta
tlfa 10 a. m , 1 15 and 9 10 p. m . and 12
man. Ticket omces. loth (it. and N. Y.
A-vm.ly Pa- -Ave., and union Station.
Water Continues to Rise, Flooding
Many Towns that Heretofore
Hare Escaped.
Mobile, Ala.. March 20 Flood condi
tions throughout the entire stricken dis
trict were not improved toda). The
water continued to rise, flooding small
towns that have heretofore escaped the
deluge and adding greatly to the miser)
and suffering of the thousands of per
sons who have been made homeless.
Service on the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad between Pensacola, Fla . and
Flomaton. Ala., was suspended today
because the tracks between those cities
at man) places are more than five feet
under water
In Pine Barren. Fla., where the en
tire section Is under five feet of water.
the residents are using boats to do busi
ness. At Brew ton, Ala . Pollock, Ala
and other stricken cities the conditions
were slightly bettered, because relief
parties earning food, medicine, and
clothing reached the refugees b) means
of boats and rafts
A slight subsidence of the flood that
devastated the section between Mont
gomery and this citv was noted toda).
and for the first time sino Friday
train was able today to make the trip.
although it merely crawled along through
two feet of water.
New York Official Extends Powers of
Office to Almost Unheard-of Degree
to Protect Name of Dead Man.
New ork, March 10 To conceal a
cand-il In one of the prominent families
of New 1ork. Surrogate Robert L 1-owl-
himself a scion of one of the old
Knickerbocker families, toda) used the
powers of his office to an almost unheard
degree In probating the will of a
man of wealth and station wno aiea
ome time ago Surrogate Fowler ordered
the papers sealed and refused, to make
known the name of the deceised. refer
ring to him In his decision as "anun
mous." Th storv behind the official's strange
action is as follows
The man who died left a daughter and
an Illegitimate son about fourteen )car
eld The child s mother had deserted
him and married another man learn
ing that her father was the mtural par
ent of the bov. the daughter adopted
him and has reared him from that time.
The lad is now in a boarding school here
and bears the name of the daughter's
In the will piobated fcv Surrogate
Fowler, however 'anonymous" provides
tint the, adoption shall be set aside six
months after his death. If not before
that time, and the bov should assume
his (the f-ither's) name If this was
not done, the daughter was to he cut
off from an) share in the estate The
daughter has refued absolutely to abide
bv the clause in the will which demands
that she rescind the adoption of the
Surrogate Fowler declared that he
would seal the papers indeflnitelv before
he would make the names public
Number in New York Write to Wagner
Committee on Remedial Legisla
tion at Albany.
Albanv. V T.. March M "If jou wish
to get rid of graft and white slavery take
the social evil out of the police depart
ment. Let the cit) segregate and pro
tect us We will protect innocent girls
from the cadets It is only through co
operation between us and an associate
welfare commission that we can sup
press operating vice"
This is the gist of a number of written
appeals from women of the New York
underworld to the Wagner committee
on remedial legislation, which conducted
an extensive inqulr) into the police situ
ation in New York
Couched in man) instances in language
which reflected superior Intellectuality
and traces of instinctive refinement,
pra)ers similar to that quoted have
poured In upon Chairman Wagner and
his associates
Some of the writers relate how they
have entertained Presidents of the
I nited States, judges of great courts,
statesmen, club men. and others dis
tinguished In the political, social and
business realm
Others tell how "the army of the fallen
is recruited from all ranks of society,
the daughters of the elect, of roval blood,
descendants of the .best families of
Europe and America even daughters of
well known clerg)men of Chicago,
Philadelphia, New York, and Boston "
Stil others describe In horrlf)ing detail
the methods of the procurer In luring
child-like victims to their ruin
All implore the legislators to permit
them to co-operate in stopping the "sale
of virtue" in 'hunting down, prosecuting
and convicting" white Blavers The) beg
that the cit) and the Legislature "shall
not drive unfortunate women -from
homes, that give anno)ance to no one.
to the streets and to the gutters and
thus help swell the army of street walk
ers who have no regard for their Ph)si
cal condition, nor the health of the
people with whom they circulate."
The bare announcement that, be
ginning March 30, a series of ar
ticles by
Will be published in The Washing
ton Herald every day, will be suf
ficient to arouse in the reading pub
lic an unusual degree of interest.
The further announcement that
these articles will be written in the
first person, and will be entitled
will add greatly to the popular ex
pectation. These chanters will he nubllshed bv
special arrangement with the Outlook,
of which Theodore Roosevelt is the
contributing editor.
y jct; y "
Confidently Awaits Public
Health Report Today on
Merits of His Serum.
Will Treat Only Those Chosen by Gov
ernment and Asks Others
to Wait.
New York. March ;1 "I await with
contldencc the virdict of )our govern
ment upon mv cure for tuberculosis
said Dr. Friedench Franz Kriedmann
this evening in his apartments at th
Hotel Ansoma Th voung bii tcrlo
theraplst had been informed that Dr.
John K Anderson, director of the H)-
giene Laborator), of the Public Health
Service, and Dr Rupert Blue, Surgeon
General, probably will issue a report to
morrow upon the condition of patients
inoculated by Dr I riedmann at Mount
Sianl Hospital on Sunda), March ?.
der government auspices
This report is being eigerl) awaited
by the medical fraternit), who regard
It as the first ofticiil scientific data at
hand regarding the actuil results ob
tainable through use of the turtle germ
v accine.
Dr Friedmtnn denied that he
asked or intends to ask the State heard
of regents for a specnl license to prac
tice medicine and treat private patients
This followed a letter written to the
board of regents by Dr John F. White
heck, president of the Medical Societ)
of the State of New York, asking for
a careful examination before the grant
ing of an) such license
Two developments of the dav- are of
great public interest In the tirt place.
Dr. Frledmann announced that he will
give the composition of his vaccine to
the world shortl). Details arc to be an
nounced later.
Plans I.eprnsv Care.
It was revealed also that Dr. Frled
mann has been experimenting upon the
lines of discovering a possible specific
for Ieprosv He believes he has a treat
ment that will prove efficlous. but will
make no announcement until lie has per
fected his experiments.
Dr Frledmann announced todav that
he could treat only those patients select
ed by the government experts, and ur
gentl) requested all others not to come
to New York at present
Dr. Friedmann said
"I wish the press of the countrv would
give the following advice to the tubercu
losis patients as coming from me
"Do not come to New York at the pres
ent time. Slav at home and keep )our
patience. It will not be long before )OU
will have an opportunit) of receiving my
treatment A trip to this cit) would con
sume )oiir strength and vitalit). So do
not come, because I can tre-it onlv those
sufferers who are countenanced b) the
government ph)slcians."
Dr. Frledmann gave a clinic at the hos
pital for deformities and joint diseases to
day, at which he treated thirt)-five pa
tients with his serum All except one
were children under sixteen )ears of age
The patients were suffering from tubercu
losis of the joints After the clinic Dr.
Frledmann announced that In about six
hours all of the pitients would have a
high fever, which would last two or three
da)s, and that after six da)s all pain
would disappear. In fourteen da)s, he
said, an Improvement would be notice
The first official statement by the
United States government concerning
the Friedmann cure for tuberculosis will
be made In the weekly publication of the
reports of the Public Health Service on
Saturday morning. Announcement was
made last night that in response to a gen
eral demand for Information in the hands
of the medical authorities concerning the
cure. It has been decided to Issue a brief
bulletin This statement will be in the
nature of a report by Surgeon John F.
Anderson, senior member of the board
- , yPs
that has been detailed to observe Dr
Frledmann s treitmcnt and to xpcriment
with It In the hvglenic laborator) in this
ltv It will give onlv the facts of the
method of tin treatment and the results
of the exr riments so far conducted in
the h)gieuie labontorv, and will not go
Into a statement concerning the effects of
Its application on patients treated under
the observation of the government ph)sl-cian-.
Pittsburg Pa. March M "There 1 no
lnnee nni A mht nhnnt thit enroll-e ef-
i "J .- rrv?,!.1
South Side phvslclun who was the first
practitioner to use. the cure in this coun
trv. today.
'Since I returned from Berlin, over
six weeks ago, with the serum which I
secured from Dr Piorkowskl. I have
been making exhaustive tests on tuber
cular patients in ver) siagc of the dis
ease. I have also sent the serum to
several hundred phvsicions who inquired
for it. and I can glad!) s-iy now that
m) fondest hopes have been realized.
The serum will cure tuberculosis, there
can be no further doubt ot that."
Luck and love were the significant
first s)llables of two Virginia towns that
were represented in a double nurriage
performed here )esterda) Ie S Titus.
twent)-ftve )ears old and Town It.
Titus, tuent) -eight vears old. two broth
ers, living at Lucketts, and Miss Mary
G. Stoneburner, twent) -three )ears old,
and Miss l.ucv E Stoneburner. twenty
six )ears old. sisters, both of Lovettville.
were the principals
Accompanied by Rev Samuel Smith,
an uncle of the brides the voung couples
arrived In the cit) )esterda) morning,
and after obtaining marriage licenses at
the Cit) Hall, went to the New Wltlard,
where the knots were tied It was strict
1) a family afTalr. and after the cere
mony the new 1) weds left for Frederick,
Md . where the) will reside.
A highly efficient Assistant Secretary
of State is not the only Institution which
leaves the State Department as the re
sult of esterdjy"s developments. There
is an exceptionally attractive and much
used gre-n and gold tea service which
will he conspicuous by Its absence under
Huntington Wilson's successor. And It
was useful aswell as ornamental during
Mr. Wilson's tenure
Mr. Wilson kept very regultr and often
ver) long hours at the State Department
while serving as First Assistant Sere
tar). He was alwavs at his desk when
4 o'clock rolled around in the afternoon,
and just as regularly as that hour made
Its appearance came afternoon tea for
one in the Assistant Secretary's office.
This and his special brand of cigarettes
often were all the recreation Mr. Wilson
could set out of a busy day. Mr. Wil
son's tea came In for a great deal ot
comment during his tenure of office, but
whether this comment was compllmen
tar) or otherwise the First Assistant
Secretary, who personified the antithesis
of "shirt-sleeve diplomacy" in more ways
than ore. blissfully continued to refresn
himself with tea "ad lib"
Aurora. Ill , March 2a Dr. Thomas J.
Allen,, formerl) president of Aurora Col-
who four )ears ago achieved coun
try-wide fame by living for sixty das
on raw peanuts, and Miss Lillian Suehr,
of Ottawa, who later existed for ninety-
two days on apples, were married at
Eureka Springs, Mo, today. The bride
groom Is fifty )ears old and the bride
lour Easter Ontlnir
Will be doublv enjo)ab!e If spent in
the Western North Carolina Mountains
Land of the Sky. Easily and quickly
reached b) through trains of Southern
Hallway. Consult agents. 702 lath and
SOS F Sis. N. W
s7 a 2-r-
Former Washington Woman
Suffering from Neuresthe
nia, Say Doctors.
Prisoner Reiterates Her Statement that
She Married Albert S.
New York. Maren X -Mrs. Randolph
Fltzhugh, or Northrup, who was arrest
ed a week aco. charged with stealing
purses left by women In church pews
while they were pra)ing. was taken to
the Bellcvuc Hospital today at her own
request. The doctors of that instltu
tion, after an examination, pronounced
her to be suffering from neuresthenla.
Mrs Fltzhugh. when arraigned jester-
da), told such strangely conflicting
stories that the magistrate ordered her
remanded for further Investigation, and
fixed the ball at Jl 000 Asked to explain
her possession of a gold bag Identified
as belonging to Mrs. Fiske, she said
that It ha been substituted for hers
while she ' J at lunch at the Waldorf.
Before go g to the hospital today the
joung woman reiterated her statement
that she was the wife of Albert
Northrup. of Washington She said that
Joseph bolomon a Washington lawyer.
had been acting as her husband's agent
In remitting her allowance to her. She
also stated that the name of her first
husband was Fitz Randolph, instead of
Randolph Fltzhugh
Clot o Divorce.
"If Joseph Solomon sa)s that I am not
the wife of Albert S Northrup." she
said today, "he tells an untruth I did
not get a divorce from my husband as
I did not want to expose the terrible
reason why I left him. He agreed to
send me a considerable sum each week
and sometimes S.V) and $73 Joseph Solo
mon remitted this monev- to me."
The amounts havo been decreasing
lately, she said, and her husband had
been tr)lng to escape sending It alto
gether. To further Identify herself. Mrs.
Northrup said today that she was a
grand niece of Dr.' Roger Harris, of
Pensacola. Fla . and was also related to
Tina Brent, a well known heiress of the
same city, and of the Spottswood family
of Mobile.
She denied the report that she was
a daughter of Gen. E. A Bern', of
' I was in Washington at the time that
Mrs. Fiske's gold mesh purse was
stolen." she said toda).
"If I could only get someone to go on
my Sl.onn bail. I could get hold of evi
dence to show that I have visible means
of support."
Mrs. Northrup will be arraigned for a
further hearing tomorrow morning.
Rumor Current that Henry B. Fine
Has Been Offered Diplo
matic Place.
Henry Burchard Fine, former dea
con of the faculty at Princeton Uni
versity, who Is now abroad, has been
offered tho post of Ambassador to Ger
many, and, it Is understood here, he
will accept It Is understood some offi
cial announcement concerning this ap
pointment will be made at the White
House during the present week.
Prof. Fine has a wide reputation In
the -literary world, and his friendsnlp
with President Wilson is of long stand
ing. He Is a member of tho American
Mathematical Society and the American
Philosophical Society. His native home
Is at Chamhersburg. Pa . and he was
graduated from Princeton In 1SS0
The pest at Berlin ranks third In point
of Importance. The diplomatic repre
sentatives of this country In Berlin dur
ing recent )ears havo been Charlemagne
Tower. David Jajne Hill, and John A.
Keayon Painter Says Take a Few
Months Off and Stay in the
Forests of East Africa.
New York. Jlarch 19 Ken) on Painter,
big game hunter, sportsman, and nat
uralist, of Cleveland, Ohio, has returned
from an eight months big game hunt In
Central Last Africa. In addition to a
great number of trophies and birds, he
brings with him a bit of first-hand ad
vce and a "cure' for racked nerves.
"I tell )ou." he said toda), 'for bring
ing a man back to a natural state of
health, for clearing the cobwebs from
a city man's brain, and the mist from
his e)es, there is nothing like a stay
In the forests of East Africa. The cli
mate Is superb, and after )ou have
tramped for a month or two, or ridden
a mule until )OU feel you have become
part of him. and. above all. enjojed life
n the open da and night well. then.
)ou begin to feel that sou are really
living and )ou revert to a state of nat
ural primitive health"
Mr. Painter brought back a verv valu
able parrot. As jet the bird has not
acquired a ver) deep knowledge of the
Knglish language. He spoke some na
tive words, but. as Mr. Painter laugh
ingly explained. I better not translate
them to )ou; )ou might put them In the
paper, and well. I have to live In Cleve
land, )ou know "
Home of Sir George White Destroyed
as Is Clubhouse on Worletbury
Golf Links.
London, March .1) Suffragettes carried
the torch Into Surre) toda), burning the
Trevan Mansion, the home of the widow
Sir Ocorge White, at Englefield
Green, hurre)shire The building was
oinpletely dcstro)ed, the loss, being
over JAOW
le building was unoccupied at the
time and the women had gained en
trance with skeleton kevs Investigation
showed that the women had poured large
quantities of kerosene over parts of the
house before starting the fire.
It is t-upposed that the incendiaries
drove from Ixmdon In an automobile dur
ing the night and escaped in the sami
way. A clue to the crime was contained
In chalk si raw ltd sentences of "Votes
for Tomen" and "We will burn till we
gel the vote."
Scattered among the ruins of the house
were a number of pamphlets on suffrage.
One big placard bore In huge letters this
rlptlon- "Stop torturing our com-
rad t m rrison "
The clubhouse and other buildings on
the Worlesbury golf links were also de-
strojed by fire during the night. The
loss was about tCCOO As has been usual
In cases of arson b the militant wom
en, cards bearing the words "Votes for
omen" were left behind as evidence
that the feminist incendiaries must sti'l
be reckoned with.
General Public Unable to Understand
Certain Clauses, Although to
Friends They Are Clear.
London. March IX The publication of
the details of the will of Mrs Levi Z.
Leiter. who died recently In Washing
ton, aroused considerable public surprise
here, owing to the meager bequests made
to the Curzon children Inquiries m-ide
by correspondents, however, show that
there was good reason for this, inas
much as at the time of the marriage of
Miss Man- loiter to Lord Curzon she
received, under the marriage settlement.
a large sum, with the understanding that
it was to be tied up for an) children
she might have. This sum was to be
In lieu of her share in the estate on
her parents' death.
A close friend of the Curzon famil)
told the correspondents tonight that the
details of Mrs. Leiter s will were known
to th members of the Curzon famil)
long ago, and that they had approved
of thee provisions
It Is true that under the will Lady
Suffolk and Joseph Leiter get a big
ger share through waiting until their
mothers death thin Ladv Curzon did
under the marriage settlement, "but
cash down' was Imperative at the time
of Mary Letter's wedding
Another point is that during her mar
ried life I.ad) Curzon had great finan
cial help from her parents, notablv dur
ing the tlme-her husband was Viceroy
of India, as that position required the
pending of lots of mone). but brought
In returns in the shape of rich honors.
which is generailv regarded as monev
well invested Besides this. It bi ought
about the marriage of Dais) Leiter and
the Earl of Suffolk, who was on Lord
Curzon's staff at the time when Miss
Leiter visited her sister in India.
London. March JO Lord Curzon. for
mer Vicero) of India, today declared: "AH
men who sell the plumes or aigrets. os
prevs. and other rare birds and the
women who wear them should be sent to
prison" The speaker was presiding over
a session of the Society for the Protec
tion of Birds
Lord Curzon said that men did not
care what women wore on their heads as
long as they looked fetching, and that
London wns the center of this appalling
traffic. At the recent feather sale here
73.000 kingfisher plumes changed hands.
Bllntmam Wage Adopted.
Chicago. March 10 The International
Harvester Company has adopted a mini
mum wage for women on Its own motion.
It was announced here today that here
after the minimum wage will be S3 pel
week. The new rule will cost the com
pany about tiOOO annually.
Cleveland Get Jot Chief.
Cleveland. Ohio. March 20. Inspector
Howe, fifty-eight, was appointed chief
of police by Ma) or Bewton D. Baker
today to succeed former Chief Fred
erick Kohler. Rowe has been In
charge since Kohler's removaL
How Southern Rallwav handkd traffic
See advt. pace I today's Herald.
President Answers 900-word
Resignation with 35-word
Executive Caustically "Lectured" try
Assistant Secretary of State in
Undiplomatic Note.
Huntington Wilson. First Assistant
Secretary of State. )esterday rollowed
"dollar diplomacy" out of the new ad
ministration Mr. Wilson resigned in a 30-word letter.
In which he "lectured" the President
caustically upon the manner In which
the new Far Eastern policy of the ad
ministration had been promulgated.
The President accepted tho resignation
in thirty-live words
Mr. Wilson, whose entire manhood has
been spent In the diplomatic service, was
a holdover from the Taft administration.
He turned In his resignation to the new
President March 4 He was requested
by Secrctar) of State Br) an to remain
with the new administration for a few
weeks, until Mr. Br) an could obtain a
nnner grasp upon the work and select a
successor to ilr. vvnon- Because ot this
request. Mr. WIIon sa)s tn his letter to
the 1'residcnt, "I had no reason to sup
pee that the officials on duty In the
Department of state would learn first
from the newspapers ot a declaration of
polio which 1 think shows clearly on its
face the inadequacy of the consideration
given the tacts and theories Involved,
and the failure clearly to apprehend the
motives trading to and the purposes of
the policy superseded."
I'renldent'a Tre flrplr.
The letter asked that the resignation
take effect Immediately. This request
was complied with In a reply as terse
as the letter was unexpected. Immedi
ately after the acceptance of the resig
nation Secretary Brvan. who Is at hli
home In Lincoln. Jvebr., was appriced of
the charge in his department It is un
derstood that he will not return to Wash
ington earlier than he expected to that
Is. the middle of next week
I'ntll the advent of the recently named
counseler of the State Department. John
Bassett Moore, who. when he assumes
the duties of his office, will serve as
acting head of the department In the
absence of the Secretary. Second Assist
ant Secretary Adee will serve in the ab
sence of Mr. Brian. Mr Moore may be
brought In as a recess appointee, in view
of the sudden departure rt Mr. WUson.
Frpm te- vVilson l-Xter of resignation,
is cV'em tho wriVf intended to Im-
irtss tw-o things upon the President:
rlrst, he wished the administration to
know that he felt slighted to the point
of humiliation that so Important a
change of policy should have been de
cided upon and promulgated bv the
President without consultation with him.
then the Acting Secretary of State
Second, he desired to emphasize his be
lief that the implied criticisms of the
Knox polio tow ard the participation b)
American bankers in the six-power Chi
nese loan contained in the President s
statement of Tueda, were not justified
by the facts
n apprising the President of his feel
ing of personal hurt, however, Mr. Wil
son loosed himelf from restraint to a
degree which subjected him to the sever-
st criticism vesterdav. A marked dis
position to svmpathize with him was
more thin overshadowed by the feeling
that his lengthv "lecture of the Presi
dent was In bad taste to a degree bor
dering upon disrespect In view of the
tone of the letter, the abruptness of the
President s repl) was commended
It was generally agreed in official circles
)esterday that Mr Wilson would have
been left In -i much stronger portion
had he confined his letter to a statement
of an honest difference of opinion over
the far Eastern policy and refrained
from emphasizing his persoml feelings
in the premises
As for the failure of the President to
consult him. It is pointed out that the
matter is one of broad national policy.
It was one for the success or failure of
which the President alone will be held
responsible Although to a great extent
Indebted to Mr. WIIon for his personal
Continued on l'flice Three.
Representative Mann Says There Will
Be No Obstruction to
Tariff Plans.
Minority Leader Mann, of the House,
who returned to Washington jesterday
after a trip to Cuba, in an interview with
reporters, declared that there would be
no obstructive tactics In the House
against the passage of Democratic tariff
"The Democratic part)." said Mann,
"has been Intrusted by the country with
the framing of tariff legislation and I
do not believe the mlnorit) will attempt
any obstructive tactics against this legis
lation We as a party are more con
cerned with the prosperity of the coun
tr) than with the prosperity of our party,
and if the Democratic tariff programme
Is wh,at the country wants and what Is
bet ror the country then tt should be
enacted with as little trouble as possi
ble" Mann does not believe that the third
party. progressive organization, will
make much difference In the affairs of
the House with the Democratic party
having almost a two-thirds vote. If there
Is to be any serious conflict over the
tariff, it will have to come from soma
division among the Democrats.

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