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Replies to Charge He Re
quired Bank to Do Un
necessary Work.
Seeks to Have Representa
tive Summoned by
Senate Committee.
Bookkeeping raethofls of its own
jsere responsible for the difficulty ex
perienced by the Riggs National Bank
, in carrying out the instructions of
the Secretary of the Treasury. John
, 8kelton Williams. Comptroller of the
Currency, told the Senate Committee
on Banking and Currency yesterday.
Mr. "Williams was charged by Frank
J. Hogan. attorney for Riggs Bank,
with having burdened the bank with
the task of compiling unnecessary and
expensive statistics.
"The information requested wa?
necessary in carrying out certain plans
of the Treasury Department," Will
iams declared, "and was required of
National banks in several of the larger
cities of the United States."
Answer* Categorically.
Warned that he might be held
guilty of any charge left undenied.
Williams went categorically into
the various charges brought ag?.i*st
him by Hogan, submitting a vo
luminous mass of affidavits, reports
of bank examiners and excerpt*
from the testimony submitted dur
ing the suit brought by the Rlggs
Bank against the Treasury Depart
? ment.
The Comptroller asked Senator
McLean, chairman of the commit
tee. to summon Representative Mc
Fadden to appear before the com
mittee to repeat charges against
the Comptroller made on the floor
of the House.
Senator McLean said he would
notify McFadden the. hearing would
* nd Monday or Tuesday, but de
clined to summon him to appear.
Denies Showing Favoritism.
With an emphatic denial of hav
ing favored ths Commercial Na
tional Bank because of his friend
ship with its former vice-president.
Comptroller Williams completed his
response to Hogin's charges.
* Charges of using his influence to
prejudice various government offi
cials against officers of the Riggs
Bank, made by J. J. Darlington, of
the Riggs Bank, were discussed and
denied by the comptroller.
Samuel Untermyer. New York at
torney. formerly counsel for the
Secretary of the Treasury, will ap
pear at tomorrow morning's session
of the committee.
At an earlier session Hogan said
Untermyer. ?n his capacity as coun
sel for Secretary McAdoo and Comp
troller Williams, had offered to re
new th?- chatter of Riggs Bank if
the sust against the secretary would
he dropped and certain officers
"would resign.
Williams denied ha\ ing authorized
such a proposition.
ON $15,000 BAIL BOND
. - ?*h!cago. July ?Orders foi th?
'release of W D. <Big Bilh Hay
wood. I. W. w. leader: from Fort
"Leavenworth prison, were issu"d
?here today by th** clerk of the cir
cuit court of appeals, following ap
proval of bonds offered.
Haywood obtained his release,
pending hearing of arguments for
.1 now trial. A total of J".3.40?)
'worth of property and Liberty
. Bonds were scheduled to cover his
bond of $15,000. Twenty-seven
? bou^and five hundred dollars w*cre
f ui n'shrd bv William Bros?- Lloyd.
millM?noire Chicago Socialist.
roxuMtn from i\a';e onr
Hcurich Ice Company, stated yester
day that no ice famine of alarming
proportion^ threatens this city.
#- "The lack of ice will be felt great
ly in the Atlantic and New Fngland
States." Mr. (langwisch said, "for
they depend largely on natural ic?_
?Very little natural ice comes into
"Washington, manufacturers mating
all needs with their product.
"The demand during the summer,
of course, is greater than usual, and
delivery facilities may he. to a de
gree. inadequate. Other than that.
Washington, by conservation of ice,
has nothing to fear."
Committee on Conaervatlon.
A committee on conservation war
appointed by the District Commis
sioners yesterday morning, following a
conference with Dr William C.
^ Fowler. District health officer. Th<?
** T.embers are: Dr. Pow!?t. chairman:
W. B. Westlake. president of the Fed
eration of Citizens* Associations:
Luther C. Steward, president of the
National Federation of Federal Rm
ployes: S A Kimberly. manager of
tho American Ice Company, and R.
IT. Gangwisch. manager of the
Heurich Ice Company.
The first step taken in ice conserva
tion was the rationing of users of
Urge amounts of Ice to 75 per cent
of their customary supply. Not more
than twenty-five pounds to a cus
tomer will be sold at lee platforms
thrs morning, owing to a rule made
?The manufacture of ice cream will j
ant be affected perceptibly, officials ,
of the Chapin-Sacki* Company say.
Commissioner Brownlow declared!
that householders would be given
- *rst consideration in the matter of'
Jjpe. but emphasized the need of con
-'Titisens should employ all means
?t their command to save Ir^," he
?aid. "The strictest economy ab
fbfeitely will bre required to carry the
city safely through the remainder of
the hot season."
Urges Bonds to Build TanneL
*Ne% Brunswlcfc. N. J., July 26. |
Stst* Comptroller Newton A. K.
?ugbee. a candidate for the Repub
lican gubernatorial nomination.!
urged here that the proposed;
^ew York-Iyev Jersey tunnel be fl
???ced by ^ b4nd Issue.
Pity the Poor Judges Who Had to Pick
The Prettiest of These Water Nymphs
? ?
~~ Here are some of the fair
participants in the costume
and beauty contest at the
Tidal Basin Bathing Beach
yesterday. ?
On the left are a number of
the girls running to their
placcs in line. Below are the
winners in the contest. From
left to right: Miss Dorothy
Buckley, honorably mentioned;
Mrs. Audrey O'Connor, winner
of loving cup for beauty;
Miss Muriel Gibbs, honorably
mentioned, and Mrs. Grace
Fleishman, winner of loving
cup for costumc.
Further below is another
view of Miss Buckley in the
costume she wore.
D. C. Mermaids in Beauty
Contest Draw Big Crowd
Eighty would-be contestants in the
costume and beauty contest at the
Tidal Basin Bathing Beach yesterday
dropped out when they saw the bath
ing suits worn by some of their sis
There were l^O entries In the con
test. until most of the girls lost heart,
or grew jealous n'everyt-hing. The
rest, garbed in attractive bathing ap
parel. braved a sweltering sun to pa
rade before the judges and before the
greatest ci*owd in the history of the
bathing beach.
L. Gordon Leach, superintendent of
the bathing beach, estimated the day's
attendance at 2^.C0rt.
Mrs. Audrey O'Connor. 620 Mary
land avenue southwest, was unan
imously adjudged the prettiest wom
an on the beach. Mrs. O'Connor
wore a dark blue suit trimmed in
yellow, and a bathing rap to match.
She was awarded a gold loving cup.
Tri colored Costuinct.
A black and white bathing suit
worn by Mrs. Grace Fleishmap. 5
Iowa circle northwest, won the
prize for the most attractive suit.
A silver loving cup was given to
Mrs. Fleishman.
fense agreement until his return,
and declin?' to let the peace treaty
be reported in advance of the pres
entation of the French pact.
President "Wilson's letter to Sen
ator Lodge yesterday. indicating
that considerable time may elapse
before any information asked by the
Senate and the committee will be
available, added to the certainty.
Senators said, that the treaty will
not be before the Senate itself for
The Information asked includes
sten-Mgraphic transcripts of all pro
ceedings and debates relative to the
league of nations, copies of all
leatrue of nations drafts submitted,
a <opy of the letter written Wilson
by Secretary I^ansing. Henry White
and Gen. Tasker H. Bliss regarding
Shantung; information regarding a
reported secret treaty between
Japan and Germany, and regarding
the reason Costa Rica was not al
lowed to si em the peace treaty
May Get No Data.
Afte.* reading the President's let
ter. Senators said there was no as
surance this information would be
forthcoming The President merely
said, they found, that he was going
over his papers to learn which of
them. if any. he could give the com
The letter will be laid before the
Foreign Relations Committee tomor
row by Senator Lodge.
Committee members last night ex
plained the reference to Article 237
in the President's letter by saying
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j Honorable mention for beauty was!
j made of Miss Dorothy Buckley, who*
? appeared in a berihboned ^uit of red. j
! white and blue. Miss Muriel Gibbs. i
also wearing a tricolored costume.
| received honorable mention for it.
It was with difficulty that the j
bathers walked up and down the !
i stretch of beach before the judges!
i because of the numerous spectators j
| who surged against the line of life- J
t guards. stretched the entire length i
j of the promenade.
A battery of motion picture and|
j "still" cameras whs trained on the:
fair contestants before, during and
I after the contest. Even when the
I decisions had been rendered, difti
culty was experienced by the camera
I men. for the spectators, getting bf>
,'yond control <>f the guards, rushedj
: forward to congratulate or condole,
with the contestants.
Officials of Content.
L. Gordon Leech and C. W. O'Con- j
nor arranged the contest.
The judges were H K. Bush
Brown. sculptor; Misses Virginia
Lee and Dorothy Sawyer. OlifToy!
K. R^rryman. artist, and George
.Julian ZoTnay, sculptor.
! that the question was raised in com- {
1 mittee whether the United States will 5
j get any of the money to he paid by |
! Germany in reparation. Lodge wast
! instructed to a;-k the President wheth- !
! er an agreement for division of the !
| gold marks to be paid by {
; Germany had been made by the al- ' <
I lies. This agreement is provided for
in Article 237. * '
"We wanted to know just wh* re
we stand," said Senator Lodge. j
Lodge spent some time with Sec- j
jretary Lansing at the State Depart- J
j ment yesterday discussing the Po
|lombian treaty, which the commit- j
j tee will take up early next week at i
Lansing's request. Committee mem- i
hers said last night they believe the J
treaty will provide for payment of j
i $15,000,000 to Colombia instead of 1
'the $2."i.000.000 provided for in the
'pending pact, which the Senate has j
refused to ratify. The revised 11
? draft will not contain an apology to j
Colombia for seizure of land for the j
Panama Canal. ?]
Fighting Editor Dies.
Chirago. July 2#.?John Mahiti j
pioneer Yiewspaprr man. is dead <
Mahin was for fifty-one years editor J
of th?- Muscatine. Iowa. Journal '
! During this period he established a!
j record as a fighter for reform
Burgle Burial Shrouds.
Hartford. Conn.. July 26.?Colored!
boys who burgled a freight car did '
: not require a police warning. When j;
opened, their booty proved to be j
! shrouds for the dead Oh. b-b-b-ov'j
Popular Prices. I
Canton Pagoda i
1343ESt.N.W. j;
lA>ndon*s 22,000 policemen sruard more
than 4,000 miles of streets and roads
find at least 1.2&0.000 houses and shops.
In Letter to Representative,
Wilson Minimizes Charges
Before Committee.
Cruelties Inflicted on American sol
diers In American military prisons in '
the Paris district which have preclpi- |
tated a Congressional investigation,
are placed as "one or two" by Presi
dent Wilson in a letter to Represent
ative Dalllngy.
The President's statement is In direct
conflict with statements made by Gen.
March, Chief of Staff, last Wednes
day before the House subcommittee
which is investigating the abuses, in
which he admitted that there had
been a number of Instances in which
' American soldiers in prison camps in
I the Paris area had been cruelly mis
I treated.
l Mr. Wilson's letter was written in
reply to - one addressed to him by
! Representative Daliing^r, which read
j in part:
Ask* for Confirmation.
"I have had called to my attention
a newspaper article containing a
statement, of a worker of the
Knights of Columbus, named John
'W. Kehoe, to the effect that during
you/ stay at Paris, Mrs- Wilson, in
visiting Base Hospital No. 57, saw
welts on the arms of a patient. The
| patient, a soldier, is reported to have
told Mrs. Wilson that he would not
j have been^jn the hospital but for
; the. treatment he had received at L/a
i Roquette prison. The article goes
j on to say that Mrs. Wilson told you
of the occurrence and that as a re
i suit you had those in charge of the
! prison brought up on charges and
! Representative Pallinger asked
ithe President to furnish him wit
the names and rank of the guilty i
men 10 that he could learn from the!
War Department what punishment j
had been meted out to them.
DrHarfi Article Inaccnrate.
The reply of th# President read:
"The newspaper article to' which
you refer in your letter to me of >
July 21 was entirely Inaccurate. Mrs
Wilson saw no evidences of violence 1
on the patient whom she met in Base !
Hospital No. 57. and her inquiries}
brought out the fact that whereas one |
of the prisoners used by the Amer-'
lean army in Paris had been delivered j
over to them in a very bad condi- !
tion, the conditions had been rapidly
corrected, and such harsh treatment ]
as had been practiced in one or two
instances had been promptly checked." i
Mr. Dallinger is unable to reconcile
the statement of the President regard
ing the number of cruelties and that
of Gen. March before the House com
mittee. He said today:
Reealla March AdmUaion*.
"I am very much surprised at the
last part of the President's-reply to
my letter of inquiry, particularly in
view of the admissions of Gen.
March at the l"earing before the
House subcommittee on Wednesday.
"It will be recoiled that Gen.
March submitted official cablegrams,
reports and records sh*. wing that 'a
condition exists, rivaling that of
Siberian prison ramp? and much
w^-sc than conditions which existed
in German prisoner of war cages.'
"In the farcical trial ot^ Lieut.
'Hard-boiled' Smith alone, over fifty
soldiers were summoned to testify
as to brutal and Inhuman treatment
receive^ at the very same prison I
wrote the President about and Farm
No. 2."
"Whiiky Special" Sold.
Clarkadale. Miss.. July 26. ? The
"Whisky Special." captured recently
on the Mississippi River was sold at
auction yesterday, being bought in at
$250 About $12,000 ?>f liquor constitut
ed the cargo.
NeTer too Old to Be Coquettiffc.
Hartford. Conn.. J illy 26.?Girls
will be girls. Mrs. Frieda Katz
held a birthday party and tried to
make out it was only her hundredth.
Th#? family pave her away. She is
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Schuman 165
Foster 245
Both & Lane 315
Mchlin 325
Bach $295
Bacon 4S0 j
Stutz 360 r
Melville Gark 485 ?
Schuman 385
Davit . 345
Stratford 465
Galbransen 470
Easy Terms of Payment
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