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G. 0. P. ORGAN FLAYS WHEELER AND ‘GANG’ Sedition and Treason Charged Against Senator for Work in Montana. CITES STATE COUNCIL’S ACT Alleges Legislator Was Condemned as Unpatriotic Citizen. Sedition and treason are charged igainst Senator Wheeler, prosecutor of the Daaigherty investigating com mittee. “and his Montana gang,” by he republican national committee in i detailed attack issued from its news bureau last night. The attack was headed: "What Everybody Should Know About Senator Wheeler and His Montana Gang.” The etate.ment is- based on things , senator Wheeler did or permitted to [ he done by others while he was | United States attorney for Montana, | and it openly charged that during j his term "the state became the hot- j >ed of treason and sedition, the lead- i *rs in the treasonable and seditious i ■ovement being friends of Wheel- | is." Senator Wheeler, it is charged, j effused to interfere. State Council Acted. • Finally.” says the statement, "the t decent patriotic Americans of Butte | 100 k the matter in hand, hanged one of the leaders, ran the others out of j Butte and then called a meeting of | !hc, Montana state council of defense ■ for the purpose of trying Wheeler for j nis actions. i “The Montana state council of de- 1 fensc consisted of the governor. ( eight other men and one woman. It was evenly divided politically, being composed of five republicans and five j democrats. The governor was a| democrat. Wheeler was put on trial- During the trial ‘Big BUI Dunne' and a number of other radicals eha-rged with treason were heard. The re sult of the trial was a unanimous verdict deciding Wheeler was guilty and he 1 was condemned as an un patriotic citizen. Democrats Condemn Walsh. "A meeting of the democrats of the ; state of Montana was held in April. 191 S, and resolutions were passed! condemning I'nited Stales Senator T. .1 Walsb for allowing ri> , longer fill the position of United 1 States district attorney, because of I his failure to represent the govern- ] inent and his open sympathy with the ; radical, anarchistic and seditious cle- j ments of Montana.” , The charges, contained in the week- i y "news sheet” issued by the public- | tty bureau of the republican national 1 committee, described Senator Wheel-! er. "Big Bill Dunne" and Timothy I Nolan. an attorney for the 1. W. W., ] •is the “triumvirate” of “the non- j partisan radical outfit in Montana." j •'.statement to Radicals." • j Coupled with the attack on Senator Wheeler, the news bureau statement I reprints what purports to be a “s-iato- j ment to radical workers and sym- j pathizers." by E. Ruthenberg. es- i ecutive secretary of the national I workers party. Who 151 described as “friend and. intimate of Dunne.” and D C. Dorman, “a notorious radical,” I one of the leaders, in the Minot. N. D.. 1. \V. W. riots and an ardent sup- I porter of Senator Wheeler." It quotes liuthenberg as saying: •’Our propaganda nrusl make it clear 1 that the Teapot Dome scandal is not 1 a case of individual corruption, that ! It is inseparaMy bound with the es sense of the capitalist government. We must explain that it is not a case, of kept men in the government, but that the United States, has a kept government. We shall arrange, as soon as possible, mass meetings In every big city and industrial center. We must prepare the mass meetings carefully that they shall be real mass meetings. We must show that what we did in the Lenin memorial meetings we •an do also against the American gov- , rnment." Attacks Witnesses* Character. At the same time, the news bureau , Issued a blast at the proceedings of j the Daugherty Investigating commit tee, making an attack on the char ; j acter of the witnesses. “If the innovation of proving Iron-I est men and public officials guilty of ; high crimes and misdemeanors by in- ! trodueing testimony of convicts and I ex-convicts, crooks, forgers, bribe ] takers, murderers, train robbers and j other criminals is to be followed," ] says the. pronouncement, “then there is no end in sight of the present in-, vestigations until all the inmates of : our penitentiaries have been put on the stand." 23 REPORTED LOST ON JAPANESE SHIP I Steamer Rammed in Fog by Ger-! man Craft Off Coast of Scotland. FIFTEEN OF CREW SAVED Others Believed Sleeping at Time cf Collision. Itr ttio Vs—n- .atcil Pres-. LONDON'. March 26. A message to' Lloyds from the North Foreland wireless station reports that a Japanese steamship, name unknown, sank after colliding with the German steamship lleimdal near Dungeness in a dense frig last night. The ifeiindul took off fifteen members of the Japanese crew, said the message,! and arrived at Dover today with her bow damaged. There were no signs of the re mainder of the Japanese crew, who are believed to have been asleep at the time of the collision and to have gone down with the ship. A later message said .the sunken steamer was the Tokufuku Maru. bound from Bremen for Japan, and that twenty-three of her crew were missing. Lloyds register lists the Tokufuku .Maru as a steel vessel of 5,859 gross tonnage. She was last reported to j have arrived at Rotterdam on March S. i Ship in Distress. WICK, Scotland, March 26.—An in tor cep ted radio message from Wilhel- | shaven states that an unknown American steamship is in distress at 58.51 north 7.27 east in the North Sea. She had apparently lost both her screw and rudder and was badly dam aged. NEW YORK, March 26—Officials of the Dollar Steamship Line said today that the twenty-five passengers aboard flic steamship President .Mon roe. aground off the Florida coast, near Miami, were being transferred 10 tugs for removal to Miami. From Gicre they will be taken by rail to Key West and placed aboard another boat for Havana, where they will go on the Dollar liner President Harri son to continue their round-the-world voyage. Reports $6,000 Fire Loss. Fire Marshal Selb yesterday after noon concluded his examination of the buildings at Pennsylvania avenue and 7th street northwest, where fire i ccurred in the store of the Central I mug Company early in the morning. H. reported a total loss to buildings .ml contents of $6,09(1. J $33,000,000 OIL DEAL PROFIT IS HINTED BY MISS ROXIE STINSON (Continued from First Pape. from the oae giving $25,000 to Attor ney General Daugherty. "It was the duty of those who had charge to file this fo* the court’s In spection,” said Senator Ashurst. considered been shown To the courts. Chairman Brookhart put in a letter written by Smith to Miss Stinson, dated in December. 1922. telling her to "sell White Motor and hold Pure Oil.” It spoke of the Daugherty im peachment proceedings before the House, and said "everybody was full of fight.” Wrote Senate Was Stacked. About Christmas, 1922, Smith told her "the Senate was stacked” to pre vent Daugherty’s impeachment, On January 3. 1923, Smith wrote from Washington that he was coming to Ohio with the Attorney General, for "an unexpected visit." A later letter in affectionate terms told her I "not to worry about finances, but let |me know.” On February 6. Smith, in Washing ton. wrote to Miss Stinson at Miami ; Beach. Fla., telling of the illness of ; Attorney General Daugherty. ! "He sees no one except the nurse land myself, 1 ’ the letter said. He in i closed a check. j “How much was that check for’."’ • Chairman Brookhart asked. I "I don’t remember —several hundred dollars,” she said. nigh Cost of D. C. Living, j "This has a relation to the inquiry," i Senator Ashurst put in. "I think j you said once that Mr. Smith spent ! a good deal living.” I "He told me that they—and ‘they’ meant Attorney General Daugherty— -1 spent about $50,000 a year just to j live in Washington.” Miss Stinson I said. , . I “It was much this money. I than he had been used to giving you I before he came to Washington?” Chairman Brookhart asked. “Oh. ves, much more." "Did you ask him where the money came from?” “It was a delicate subject—even when we were together," she said. ”1 never liked to ask him a direct ques -1 tion." I She objected to answering, but the ■ committee pressed the point. Tells of SXMJOO.OOO Deal. "Well, he told me in the fall of 1922 that five men had made $33,000,- 000.” she said. "I think the deal was ! in Sinclair Oil.” I Asked further about the $33,000,000 deal. Miss Stinson said she would ; "rather have the things come out on ■ cross-examination.” ’ Senator Jones questioned her atti i tude. | “Unless questions arc a-Akcd of me," she asserted. “I'm going to say just •as little as I can. I’m here because Senator Wheeler came down to ray ’ house and told me I had to.” t-lhe turned back to the letters. ; Smith wrote her in February. 1923. : that he was “blue and depressed.” ’ while Attorney General Daugherty I was "worrying 100 much about things .at the office." • "This is getting on my nerves," the (letter said. “I am afraid I will fly ;to pieces. Keep your-own counsel, | and don’t you get sick.” Breaks Into Sob*. The witness broke into sobs when (Chairman Brookhart . read one of Smith’s letters, dated in 1922. at E. 1 B. McLean’s cottage in Bar Harbor. "1 am not drifting away.” Smith said in It. He also wrote that "Ned ( McLean and 1 think so much alike [ on so many things” the writer "liked him very much.” Chair man Brookhart was going ' backward on dates, and the next let- J ter was dated October 25. 1921. It 1 was personal. Smith spoke of seeing r "important men" and "going up to j , New York for several times. He nut a stock certificate in this letter for twenty-five shares of ; White Motor. Mi&s Stinson said. Losing in Stock Deals. I “I was at home, in my apartment at j Washington Corners." Miss Stinson . said, "and Jess told me he was losing ’ large amounts of money on the stock i market. He said he was going to i stop. i "He said ‘five fellows just made i $33,000,000 on the stock market in i three davs.’ I asked, 'Were you ami ! Harry in on it?’ and he said. ‘No. ’ that’s what we arc sore about.’ and J went on to say they were men they . had been dining with/’ "We would like to know especially | if McLean was one. of these.” said | Chairman Brookhart. • Miss Ftinson bit her lips and stop- S ped. Reluctant to Testify. "I don’t like to tell for the simple ! reason that I don’t like to." she said. • "1 have my reasons." • Senator Brookhart said the com , mitteo would fake up the question of I further evidence as to the names of these five tnen "in executive session. I The witness began examining teie • grams she received from Smith, and j there was a reference to a $100.00" ! purchase in Ohio. ~ , , ( “You have asked me if I knew I where Mr. Smith had more money.’ 1 the witness put in. "In the spring of I 1923 I was'thinking of buying a hotel in Columbus and the price was SIOO,- » 000 Jess Smith told me to go ahead ! and buv it, and he never would unless i he had’had the money ” ; Senator Jones reverted to the $33.- i 000,000 deal, and Miss Stinson *ajd 1-. he had told no one the names of the i “five men,” ’’not even Senator • Wheeler.” Told >e One In t. S. i "i never told anybody in the United istates any more," she said. ’ Chairman Brookhart excused her. I saying Senator Wheeler desired to be -present at the cross-t xamination. The. chairman then began reading ' telegrsims thu? pa.ss€*<l hPtv\ ccn Smith and M. S. Daugherty. E. B McLean and others. Some of the messages to Smith were signed “H,” and Senator 'Brookhart said it would be shown !later who “H” referred to. I One sent to McLean at Palm Beach on February 5, 1923, by Smith, said I >außrhertv’s health was improving". • On February S, McLean wired an mvi- Itation to the Attorney General to come to Palm Beach. Most of the messages constituted a monotonous record of Daugherty s illness and recovery, day by day. Reference to Slaying. Smith’s telegrams in the latter part of February began to show more business activities. in March there began to be refer ences to the Dorothy King murder mystery in New York and to the story told the authorities by Draper Daugherty, the Attorney General’s son. about, hia acquaintance with the I murdered woman. Smith expressed I anxiety as to how Mrs. Harry Daugh ! prty, who is an invalid, would rc- I ceivo the news. “I saw Mellon this morning." Smith ) wired to McLean on February 17. j 1925, “quick action will be obtained.” j On February 23 Smith wired Mo j Lean “We are working to end that we can accept your kind invitation.” Smith usually referred to Daugherty in these messages as “my friend.” There were a number of messages I exchanged between "Roxie” and 1 “Jess” on various personal matters. Dor-ens of Mnuasm. ! While the Senate was convening the I committee lingered in session reading ; dozens of messages on almost every I subject in the world. One referred to | the furnishings for an apartment. I One related to the repair of a suit of clothes for Jess Smith. One spoke of the "storage of furs” for Martin, i To Smith, on April 11. 1923, from j Washington Court House, M. S. Daugh- I erty wired: j “We desire to take up bonds de posited with alien property custodian ( and return to party. Will deposit surety bonds." In the same month Smith exchanged telegrams with M. S. Daugherty and arranged to meet him in New York, where "party expected to arrive from the south.” Later Smith and hi. S. Daugherty 'went to Philadelphia. The trip was "a bard one,” Smith wired Miss Stinson. On May 3 Smith wired Mis* Stinson that ho had “a most important mat- 1 THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, I). C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. 1024. I PUTS BONUS COST . | AT $3,300,000,000, 1 (Continued from First Tage.) accepted by the House, insisted the government would not have to nay • this nterest if it invested the appro priations in outstanding government / . bonds, thus cutting off the interest , which had to be paid on those securi- I ties. Regardless of such a procedure, | , Mr. McCoy said, the government ■ would have to be paying interest on 1 the same amount of outstanding se . curitles so long as no Treasury sur plus existed and there was a public! ; debt which had to be cut down. The prospective surplus, he argued, would ! be eliminated by the proposed tax ( reduction, and if taxes were not re [ vised he predicted there would be no surp.us in two years. The . committee reached no conclu sion on the probable cost, and the hearing of the two government ac tuaries will be continued tomorrow. Have Substitute Schedule. , Upon completion of the hearings J Chairman Smoot said the finance I ’ committee would proceed with con sideration of the revenue bill. !j There was little Indication that the I democrats would seak to have (he !* income rates section reopened for further action in committee, testing on the action of the republicans in placing the Mellon rates in the bill. .Senator Simmons of North Carolina, ranking democrat on the committee, ] however, continued wo'k on a sub j stitute schedule which he said demo- I (crats would offer for the Mellon rates! (when the bill reached the door, j Indirect word was received by some 1 'committee members that Senator Mc jCormiek of Illinois, a republican . (member of the committee who was! absent last night and was not voted ' iby proxy on the question of writing in the Mellon rates, was displeased j with the committee’s action. Should Ihe ask. however, to have the schedule !reopened, the vote would have to be (on a substitute plan. Chairman Smoot . said. Earned Income* Hale. j Senator Simmons indicated there! was some likelihood that a move (would be. made to reopen the earned j j income provision for further discus-; ,sion. This provision allows a 25 per ; (cent reduction on taxes on incomes I which are earned. was recommend- ! ed by Secretarv/Mellon without limi- j tation. The House, however, re- j ,stricted th? amount of income to j (which such a reduction could be ap plied to $20,000 and the finance yom .mittec last night cut this down to, 0,000. All incomes under $5,000 i [were declared earned for purposes of; i the reduction by the House, and this j ' [was agreed to. i Attacking the estimates of Mr. Mc i i Coy on the bonus. Chairman Green I said the figures failed to take into i 1 account the fact that the first, sixty 1 days could not be counted, even for ; those w ho served more than that time. : The days of average service. 39S fig- . ured by Mr. McCoy, also is wrong. Mr. : Green said, declaring it was taken ; from the report attached to the Ford- : .ney bill passed last session, "which j i was a mistake in calculations.” The j corre. t number of average days of service of the veterans, tie said, is 32s days. He insisted also that the esti mate was much too low on the num • her of days to be deducted on account • of s:ervicc in excess of the limit of , 500 days, j The estimate thta the average cash . | credit due each veteran in adjusted 1 compensation would be $596,32was j “an absurd conclusion." Mr. Green ' ; argued. i Concluding his attack on the Treas ury estimates. Senator Walsh said "the methods of the Treasury Depart ment are becoming known, the gen- j oral public does not realize the situ- ] ation. and many persons are deceived i by the figures issued from the depart- I ment.” ■ ’I ~ -• ' 1 CHATEAUX CITY GARDENS. r j 1 | Prom the Xew York Tribune, r j Many French chateaux, with won * I derful old gardens with sun dials, 1 j were partially destroyed in the war. 1 j Their fire-scarred ruins still staid, f j In many cases their jiarks have bsen | taken over, just as they stood, for | i city gardens. I' The artificial water makes the Vil- i lage pond The flower beds, w-ithout much trouble, have been converted j ( j into part of the public garden. The ( i former owners, dead or dispersed. j would hardly know their own houses I . | and grounds if they could see them j i | today. I j This work of transformation is like i ! a sort of object lesson, and a very 1 j crude one in France. The same proc ■ • ess, more slowly evolving and less I apparent, is going on elsewhere, too. ■ | Great estates are being broken up I i and sold in Belgium as well as i France, and what served for the ■ amusement of a single family is now ! the part property of perhaps a hun j dred. •j ! ter for Wednesday that I must attend • j to and after that all will be netter.” :[ At 12:30 p.m, th-j committee ie (j cessed until 10 a.m. tiinnrron. EDGE HITS TESTIMONY. 11 : No Foundation for Mentioning His ( | Name. Says Senator. 1 Senator Edge of New Jersey, in a formal statement today, denieu era- pbatically there was any foundation for testimony connecting him with testimony in the New York trial of . J. H. Foley and others in a prohibi- I • tion case. Denouncing the allegations con cerning himself as "on a par with 1 efforts to bring the President into the oil leasing scandal." Senator Edge announced his intentions of go »I ing “to the bottom of this intrigue.” Senator Edge issued this statement: - "It’s too contemptible to discuss, I but. of course, self-respect requires i some reply. I have been informed > for weeks that efforts were being - made by political opponents, no mat l i ter Jvow indirect or remote, to have j my name brought into these hear i 1 ing3 I am not entirely unfamiliar I j with the process that has been em , ployed. Frfr counsel even to permit -a witness to repeat such ridiculous, ) unconfirmed gossip ia an outrage. Story Baaed on Komar. “The whole story seems to be based on what one man said that some [other man said, and that seine other jman had an acquaintance with still rj another man who held a p-dltical of s ifice—about the standard of presen-day testimony—and pretty clearly indi cates the political animus inspiring it. r "How is it possible for public offi b cials to prevent unscrupulous men r from using their names?” j "Fifty thousand dollars to a cam paign fund. How utterly ridiculous. 1 New Jersey's senatorial primary does not occur until next September, and these statements appear by the agents’ testimony to have been made a vear and a half before the primary. 1 "Only a few days ago 1 was per : gonally informed by a federal officer that in Jersey City some one had re ' r-ently represented himself as inter s; «-»ted in mv coming campaign and had solicited a contribution. I di r reeled the officer to secure an affidavit to that effect and, if successful, bring the matter to the attention of the 1 next federal grand jury- Frankly, I am glad these reports have been so cartv brought to my attention and I ; hope this publicity will at least help i put a stop to many deliberate ’ hold-ups. > “I see the testimony includes allega ■ tions involving Director Chamberlin. I In his defense. I think it is only fair f I to say, that Commissioner Blair, his chief, whose department has been 1 conducting an investigation of Cham - berlin’s administration, advised me two weeks or more ago that the in - vestigation. which covered a period of i several months, and which followed t i the publication of former Senator j Frelinhuysen’s attack last autumn. I had developed no scandals or infrac -1 tiohs of the regulations. “I’ll get to the bottom of the in i' trigue back of all of this. It’s de spicable and about on a par with the e efforts to bring the President into s the oil leading scandal because he had sent a telegram to a friend. i Frankly. I am too indignant to dli - cuss it further at this time.” I PROPOSED IMPEACHMENT PVSHED DESPITE RESIGNATION OF CHASE ' Senate Adopts Resolution Charging Conspiracy With } FaW, Asks House to Act Against Customs Collector . I The resignation of Clarence C. < Chase, son-in-law of Albert B. Fall, as collector of customs at El Paso, , . Tex., submitted immediately after his refusal yesterday to answer any questions before the oil investigation committee, will have no effect upon the proposed impeachment proceed ings against Chase, senators said to day. Almost at the same time lhat Chase’s resignation was being pre sented the Senate was engaged in j adopting a resolution by unanimous ' vote charging that Chase had con spired with the former Secretary of the Interior to “mislead and deceive" ; the oil Investigating committee, and calling upon the House, which has the sole power of initiating impeach- , ment proceedings, to take such steps i ( "as may be appropriate.” . When it reached the House the. j Senate resolution was referred with out comment to the judiciary commit tee. which met today, but took no action. Members Indicated that there I would be no undue haste, but tfiat j some time in the near future a course I of action would be recommended to j the House. Resignation Not Yet O. K.’d. The fact of Chase’s resignation after be had appeared before the oil committee was made known some time after the Senate acted and after Sec retary Mellon had conferred with President Coolklge. Later. Trea.sury officials were in conference, but they did not indicate whether the resigna tion would be accepted, in view of the I action of the Senate. . , It was stated at the Treasury that Chase had personally handed his I resignation to Assistant Secretary [ Mos/t. in charge of customs, explain j ing that he did not desire to embar ’ rasa the department by remaining in I office after the developments before j the committee. i Before his refusal to testify, Price i McKinney of Cleveland had told the |committee that Chase had come to him late last year to request that he isay that he had loaned Fall SIOO,OOO. •McKinney refused, he stated, and dis- POINCARE RESIGNS AFTER SENSATIONAL DEFEAT OF CABINET (Continued from First Page.' Idiately began the task of setting forth France’s position that Germany must be made to pay in full the rep aration decided upon under the treaty of Versailles. Consistently for a year he reiterated that France would not flinch from her position. A tireless worker, Poineare threw all his energies into his task, spend ing days at the Qua! d’Orsay. with hardly any rest, examining docu ments with meticulous care and di recting personally all the ramifica tions of government. Finally, in January. 1923. he east aside the warnings of Great Britain and embarked on a policy of forcing < Germany to pay. French troops, which had been in the occupied sec tion along the Rhine, marched Into the Ruhr, and Poincare declared they would stay until Germany had set tled up. From then on the Ruhr occupation has been the pivot of France’s for eign policy. Opposition Active. After the cabinet resigned, the [ president, according to precedent. | I sent for President Doumergue of the | senate and President Peret of the | chamber to ask them for their advice j as to the formation of a new cabinet. | I The opposition became active im- I mediately the downfall of the cabinet i I was announced. All the groups j ! began consulting aspirants for pot- | folios and actively canvassing the j situation . George Leygues, who presided over j one cabinet that bridged over an j interval, was seen arm in arm with former Finance Minister Klotz. the two leaders assembling the members of their group for consultation. There is thought to be considerable chance for another ministry ad in terim to carry on affairs until after the May elections. Socialists Y'olce Joy. The socialists and communists, who usually take little interest in the ; formation of a new cabinet, over- i flowed with joy when the vote was announced. They remained around ; the chamber until the result of the i meeting at the presidential palace was known. Then when they felt sure they had gotten rid of Poin care, they gave free expression to their glee. It developed after the excitemont over the ministry’s defeat had died down somewhat, and what had hap pened could.be recanvassed, that not | more than eighty deputies were ( j actually in the chamber when the j vote was taken. The votes of the ab sentees were cast by their friends and by the ushers, who held proxies, as permitted under the rules of the chamber. Their votes against the ministry naturally were cast in ac cordance with the instructions they had been given before hand. Naps as Defeat .Slow. There wal considerable delay in no tifying ITemier Poincare of his down fall. The room in which he was ad dressing the foreign affairs commit tee at the moment the surprise vote was taken had the notice posted on the door: "Entrance absolutely forbidden even to ushers while the premier is being heard.” The unforeseen effect of this was ♦ hat nobody dared to infringe the or der even to inform the premier of his defeat, especially as no one was over anxious to break the news to him. At last one -of the permanent sec retaries of the foreign affaire depart ment, over which the premier pre sided. appeared and decided to open the door. The news stupefied the meeting and all eyes were turned upon M. Poincare. The premier rose and said, simply: “Well, gentlemen, we shall con tinue th.e sitting a little later.” The communique, usually given out by the minister of the interior, sim THE EVENING STAR COUPON j “THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT’ i j J ' Haski "* /* S** I Present this coupon and ft I it.W&MtAe I SI.OO at the Business Office > sass h of The Evening Star and A, I THE I secure year copy of ■ the i ,fl ****£& I &"*sS»3££ M f GOVERNMENT rn | and a 32-page booklet con |H2l I I taining the Constitution of 1 FnJertedtbs£o ■ the United States. t | n S H Mail Order*.—Add for pMlatt | *■ | I* «p to ISO milea, Set 300 nilca, Set m. f Qf I greater dlitncM, aafc poatmaa |r | I ter rate (or 3 panada. L j 6SStk Hbdu/terl I This Is the book that is generally pu I conceded to be the most authorlta- I | . „ < live and understandable account of the working side of the Federal i i rr ~ . Government that has ever been . . Ti# *«»•* Tiat I/mete I written. I • j Sem At Week L_—_______________ si cloaed that Chase’s visit to Cleveland * was after he had received a letter ( from the former Interior Secretary | making a similar request as to the ; loan. Procedure Not Determined . After considering the Senate reuolu- ] tion. the House judiciary committee [ will report its findings to the House. 1 Exact procedure has not yet been de- ; tarminod upon, but should It hold that there Is ground for impeachment and ! the House concurs in that view by , formal vote, the trial will be held by : the Senate, sitting as a court. Under the Constitution "judgment In cases of impeachment shall not ex- i tend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or ; profit under the United States, but the ( party convicted shall, nevertheless, be . liable and subject to indictment, trial. 1 judgment and punishment according to law." With impeachment proceedings voted by the House, articles of im peachment would he drafted and the House would appoint managers to notify the Senate and to act in the role of prosecutors at the Senate trial. For this proceeding the Senate would be resolved into a court, cadi senator would be required to lake oatb to administer Justice impar tially and a presiding officer to act j as judge would be elected. Mould Re Allowed Counsel. Chase would have the right to be represented by counsel, who would interrogate witnesses and argue the case. Senators, however, would not have the right to put any questions verbally, the rule requiring that they put them in writing and present them either to the "prosecutors" or coun sel for the defense, as the case might be. House officers said there was r.o precedent, so far as they could find, lor a request from the Senate for appropriate action against an officer of the government, but they did not question the right of the Senate to make such a request. There have been iu.-;t nine ini- j peachment trials in the Senate, and if Chase is brought to trial he will be the first minor official to face sen-j ators in such a proceeding. Pl> gave tlie text of the premier's let- i ter of resignation. It read: "Mr. President: The government.; having been put in a minority in i the chamber in a vote on the bill j concerning pensions. 1 have the honor to present the collective resig- ■ nation of the cabinet." The vote in the chamber was upon : referring back to the finance com- ! nuttee the general bill on civil and I military pensions, to which various 1 amendments had been offered, nota- ! bly one concerning certain categories ( of workmen's old age allowances, i Finance Minister de took ! the position that the proposed amend ments involved too heavy an ex pense. and he thus demanded a vote of confidence. YVhen the chamber reassembled at ! 3 o'clock this afternoon. 30b mem- : hers were present, but no ministers i were on the government's bench.* Several of the deputies demanded that the record of this mornings vote be changed. Six of them, belonging to the national bloc, supporters of 1 the government, declared they had i voted for the government and yet had been recorded as voting against ( it. Another member said he had j voted against the government, but 1 remained above everything a “I’oin- l carist.” The rules of the chamber, however. ] do not admit of the rectification of j votes, which must stand as recorded. J even if an error has been made by holders of proxies. U. S. OFFICIALS SILENT. i , Ambassador Herrick reported the i resignation of Premier Poincaro and ; ; his ministers today, but said merely ; that the action had follow e«i an ad- j verse vote by the chamber of deputies on the pension bill. ( It was said at tho State Department , | Lhat until the new ministry and its j policies are known comment on such ( subjects as war debts, reparations ; and other outstanding questions ( which from time to time had been I taken up with the French govern | ment would be withheld. APPALACHIAN PARK TO BE PUBLIC BOON ] Secretary Work Tells Committee Advantages if It Is Established. Gathered together for the first time at the Interior Department this after noon. the newly formed Appalachian Park committee, named to select a site in the eastern Appalachians for a new national park, heard Secretary of the Interior Work declare that a great boon will be bestowed on th« people of the east by creation of a national park in the eastern mountain range. The committee is composed of Rep resentative Henry W. Temple of Pennsylvania: William C. Gregg of New Jersey; Maj. W. A. Welch of New York, manager of the Palisades In terstate Park; Harlan PflCelsev chairman of the New England con ference for the protection of national parks, and Col. Glenn S. Smith of the geological survey. Addressing the committee. Secretarv Work declared the members were "be stowing a great favor on the people of the United States and particularly on the citizens of the heavily popu lated eastern states, to whom a na tional park with all its wonderful op portunities, will be a boon of inesti mable value if established. “So far the western states have had a virtual monopoly on the national parks, the only one in the east be ing the Lafayette National Park on Mount Desert Island, Me. There is no question of the superlative value from every conservation and public use standpoint of the western park areas, but despite the fact lhat travel to these points is growing from year to year and far exceeds the million mark, there is a great mass of citizenrv in the crowded east that cannot under take the long trip to the west, and there should be scenic reservations measuring up to and maintained, de veloped and conserved along national park standards set aside in the east to serve the people of our nation." HONDURAN PEACE 1 AGREEMENTSIGNED ! Rival Rebel Leaders Plan to Restore Order Under I New President. A group of the rival revolutionary I leaders of Honduras have combined to ; re-establish order in that country by ■agreeing on a proclamation making I Fausta Davila provisional president. ' The proclamation was issued on I March 34, and was signed by Ferrera, , Carlas. Tosta, Martinez. Furies and J other revolutionary leaders. Klec ! tions are to be held a« soon as con ulitlons permit and a constituent as sembly called for revising the consti j union. I For the purpose of maintaining order. ; four of the revolutionary ge.nerals , have been assigned as the chiefs of I four military zones into which the country has been divided, j Advices received here do not give details of the arrangement. | DR. BRINGHURST DIES. j Confederate Veteran to Be Buried in Clarksville. Tenn. I i Dr. I-:. ,S. Hringhurst. eighty-two j years old. a Confederate veteran, and the father of Miss .Mary Hringhurst of the Interior Department, who re sides in the •Connecticut apartment, died at 74W7 Blair road northwest, to day. Funeral services and interment will be in Clarksville, Tenn., his old home. Dr. Hringhurst was born in Clarks ville. June 10, 1841. At the outbreak of the civil war he .enlisted in the Confederate army and served under trpn. Dee in the. Army of Northern Virginia throughout the war. fc-'ome time after the war he attended school in Chicago, graduated, and became an eye specialist. During the last few years he had made his home in Klberton, Oa. Ho came to this city last August. A brother. William R. Hringhurst, in Ciarkesville also survives him. i ANNUAL FOLLIES TONIGHT. ! Y. W. H. A. and Y. M. H. A. to Give Show at Willard. i “The ‘V Follies.“ the annual produc j lion of the V. W and V. M. H. A., will jbe given at the Mew Willard Hotel to j night. Adlai Mann, who is directing the [ production, has written sev* ral songs I which will be given their first public j presentation. Maurice Bisgyer. bead ! of the proposed new Jewish commu jnity center, will be introduced to the , public. I Following the show there will be i dancing. I’roceeds of the affair will SUc devoted to maintenance of the ; present V. M. H. A headquarters j until the new community center , , building is completed. ■ " ■ I ■ ( 1 ! An Unusual Value in a Solid Mahogany Poster Bed, $34.75 A charming bed—the Virginia Carvel —in either full .or | twin sizes—finished in a rich brown —at a price quite out of proportion to its real value. This charming Colonial piece is made of solid mahogany, ex cept the head panel, which is made of 5-ply veneers to prevent warping and split ting. . ETI ME FU R NITU RE IS MORE THA N A NAME I Mayer & Co. 1 , Seventh Street Between D&E i | A | COOLIOGE RETAINS MARGIN IN DAKOTA, BUT RACE IS CLOSE (Continued from First Page.) i 1 ports from some of the large etties , in this section increased, although at first returns from rural districts cut ' into the President’s margin. ; Senator Johnson's best territory, on the face of the incomplete and un official figures, was in the north eastern part of South Dakota, where i he ran about three to one ahead. The Black Hills district and the southeastern section of the state were the districts in which President Coolidge’s strength was outstanding. Although Senator Sterling had an nounced his support of Mr. Coolidge. the former's vote fell behind the ratio i being maintained by the President. On the other hand. Gov. McMasfer. I who boosted Senator Johnsoh, ran ; ahead of the Californian in the num- I her of votes reported so far. SPEARING IS NOMINATED. New Orleans Lawyer Defeats Daughter of Champ Clark. By the Asitoekiled Press. NEW ORLEANS, March 26 —J. Zach I Spearing, New Orleans attorney and | past president of the American Bar; j Association, was nominated in yes- i i terday’s democratic primary to suc ceed the late Representative H. (lar j land Dupre of the second congres -1 sional district, defeating by a <orn ; limed majority of 1.36 s votes Hem j vieve Clark Thomson, daughter of the late Champ Clark of Missouri, and T. Kemmes Walmsley, assistant at torney general. Mrs. Thomson, the i first woman in Ixmisiana to make • the rrcce for a congressional seat, is f the wife of James M. Thomson, pub- j Usher of the New Orleans Item. JOHNSON TOURS NEBRASKA. Repeats Attacks on Coolidge in Three Towns. 1 By tlie Associated Pres*. OMAHA, Neb.. March 26.—Hiram ; Johnson, conducting his second pre \ primary campaign tour in Nebraska for | the republican presidential nomination, j i addressed crowds at three Nebraska j | towns yesterday. He spoke at. Bea- ! trice. Fairbury and Grand Island. The California senator repeated his (Criticism of li; , Coolidge administra tion and attacked anew the Mellon tax plan and the Teapot Dome scandal at j each place. DELEGATES FOR COOLIDGE. Two Mississippi Factions Choose Members. ' By the Associated Press. j JACKSON, Miss.,'March 26. —Two republican state conventions in Mis | sissippi today each selected the i state's quota of twelve delegates to the national convention in Cleveland and instructed each delegation to support President Coolidge for nom ination. The national convention will face j the task of seating one delegation land sending the other home. The • convention of the Mulvihill faction. LAYS 18 DEATHS TO TNT. Labor Commissioner Reports on Nixon Blast. TRENTQN, N. J., March 26.—Deto nation by TNT accumulations in the plant of the Ammonite Company. Inc., was responsible Cor the explosion tn which eighteen persons were killed and between two and three score in jured at Nixon, adjacent to the Rari tan arsenal, according to a report, submitted by Dr. Andrew F. Mcßride, commissioner of labor, to Gov. Silzer yesterday afternoon. led by M. J. Mulvihill, national com mitteeman, was held in Vicksburg, 1 and that of the Ligon faction, of | which M. H. Daily, chairman of the I republican state executive committee. | is one of the leaders, met in Jackson. IDAHO FOR COOLIDGE. ! * Eleven Delegates Pledged to Pres ident. |By Ile> Associated Press, LEWISTON. Idaho. March 26.—Idaho is in the Coolidge column. The re publican state convention yesterday pledged its eleven delegates to the Cleveland convention to vote for nomination of the President- Indorsements given by the state, convention were confined chiefly to approval of the state and national administration. John \V Hart of Menan, for twelve years national committeeman, was succeeded by John Thomas of Good ing. CALL CONVENTION IN JUNE. i By the Associated Press. ST. PAUL, March 26.—With the : slogan. "The Hope of the Farmers 'and Industrial Workers,” the Farmer l>ahor party today sent out a. call for a national convention here June IT. 1 at which, it was said, selections of | third party candidates for president ; and vice president may he expected, i Fifty thousand copies of the formal jcall were printed today for distrlbu j tioh through the mails tomorrow and : about 200,000 other copies are being ; printed in leaflet form, j The cal! denounces the republican 1 and democratic parties as “equally the instruments of the privileged class in using the governmental pow ers against the farmers and indus trial workers.” It asserts that the time has come for farmers and la boring men to organize a political party "to present a united front against the parties of the privileged class.” States represented at the prelim - ! inary meeting today were .Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, North ami ! South Dakota. Montana. Illinois and New York. Organizations represented included the Buffalo labor party, the Western Progressive Farmers and the Federated Farmer-Labor Party. His Job. Prom Ibe Pennsylvania Punch Bowl. Tommy—Have you ever come across the man who could make you trem ble and thrill in every fiber of your being at his very touch? i Peggy—Yes, the dentist.