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Fair tonight and tomorrow; slowly rising temperature: gentle west, becom ing southwest, winds. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 53, at 3 p.m. yesterday; low est. 35, at 4 a.m. today. Full report on page 2. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 28 f)Q 1 Entered as second-class matter X>o. post office Washington, D. C. CLASHES INTERRUPT DEFENSE QUIZZING OF ROXIESTINSON Committee Considers Having Mai Daugherty Cited by Senate for Contempt. . DEFENSE COUNSEL ASKS NAMES IN BIG OIL DEAL Senators Fear Trap to Besmirch Harding—Hear of Alleged Air Craft Fraud. The Daugherty investigators today heard Roxie Stinson, divorced wife of Jess Smith, go through a cross-exam ination by the Attorney General’s counsel; decided to consider whether the Attorney General’s brother, M. S. • Daugherty, Washington Court House banker, and others of his bank should be cited for contempt for failing to ariswer committee summons, and lis tened to a long recital by H. L. Scaife, who investigated aircraft frauds, and who charged his investigations were •’blocked.” Miss Stinson’s testimony was in terrupted frequently by clashes- be tween committee members and coun sel for the Attorney General, mainly in the efforts of the counsel to bring • out the names of five men who, she said Smith told her. had made $33,- (•00.000 in oil stocks. The committee had no interest in the matter, but former Senator Chamberlain said he expected the witness to say “one of the men was the President of the , United States.” Senator Ashurst re torted that the committee would not be “trapped into besmirching the name of a dead man now.” In Executive Session. An executive session of the com mittee was called to consider the case of M. S. Daugherty after the ser eant-at-arms had reported him not present and Paul Howland, the At torney General’s lawyer, had said he was not in the city. Scaife gave the committee a de tailed account of his work in investi gating war frauds, especially the air craft cases, and charged that he was "blocked” at various times in his es « forts. ItoMtion Stinson. The committee met this morning, went into executive session and then decided that Mies Stinson should be subjected immediately to cross-ex . animation by Attorney General Daugherty’s counsel, but before this could be done Chairman Brookhart read a number of telegrams taken from the telegraph company’s flies at Palm Beach. Washington and Washington Court House. The telegrams dated March, 1923, did not contain matters of importance. Senator Wheeler, democrat, Mon tana. the committee’s prosecutor, who has been ill, was in attendance, and before the executive session Senator Jones, republican, Washington, moved . that the committee investigate the * charge that Department of Justice men were following senators and members of the committee. Chairman Brookhart put into the record a letter from Attorney Gen eral Daugherty received, denying the committee’s request for the Depart ment of Justice reports upon revolu tionary activities in lower Mexico during the winter of 1921-22. Refuses Reports. "These reports are a part of the In telligence flies of the bureau of in vestigation,” the Attorney General's letter said, “which are very conflden * tial in their nature and their pres entation as requested in your letter would be inimical to the public in terest. Accordingly, I decline to send them.” The committee had requested all the reports on Estevan Cantu, Manual Paleax, Lucio Blanco. Pablo Gonzales and Felix Diaz and others. The committee agreed that it would not force the inquiry further as to Miss Stinson’s story of $33,000,000 made by “five” men in Sinclair oil stock market deals, because it was irrelevant to the subject in hand. On February 26. 15)23, Mai S. Daugh erty. at Washington Court House, wired to Jess Smith in Washington that he "had plain talk” with a “party” and 1 ’ needed money to fix up.” “Felder never paid hotel bill for her,” the message went; “think we should do so.” Invited by McLean. E. B. McLean three times in the tele , gram series during March, 1923, pressed Mr. Daugherty to come to Palm Beach. On March 1 J. J. McGraw, at Tulsa, Okla., wired Smith to ask, "Is there any likelihood that appointments will be made this week?” “Was that about the Federal Judge Smith appointed down there?” Senator Wheeler inquired. There was no answer. Mon Prom Montana. “Man on way from Montana with full data,” read another telegram to Smith signed D. L. Thompson of Columbus, (Continued on Page 4, Column 1.) U. S. AGENT? BEER ESCORTS, SAYS GRILL By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 27.—Federal prohibition agents escorted real beer illicitly manufactured in New Jersey into New York, Saul Grill, special prohibition agent, today testified at the trial before Federal Judge Mack of J. Harry Foley, once secretary to former Gov. Edwards of New Jer sey, now state superintendent of weights and measures, and Maj. Her bert I. Katz and the Patterson Brew ing and Malting Company, The de fendants are charged with bribery and conspiracy to bribe federal agents. . Grill showed the court a Hudson •ounty police pass, which, he testi fied, Katz gave him to show police while escorting trucks of beer to New York. He said on one occasion he sent rgenta to "ride” a load of beer into New York on Katz's request. ( Borah Asks New Arms Conference Call by President Senator Borah, republican, Ida ho, offered a joint resolution in the Senate today requesting the Presi dent to invoke "such nations as ho • j deems wise” to send representa tives to a combined economic and disarmament conference in Wash ington. In discussing armaments the conference would consider espe cially ’’limiting all types and sizes of submersibles” to not more than 10,000 tons. POINCARE FORMING NEW CABINET WITH DEPUTIMPPORT : Two-Thirds Vote Confidence. Millerand Backs Premier to Limit. i ’ By the Associated Preaa. PARIS, March 27. —Premier Poin ■ care’s first effort today to solve the 1 cabinet crisis growing out of yester '■ day’s surprise defeat in the chamber appeared from all outward signs not ' to have given him much trouble. All his callers came with smiles and left with equally pleased expressions. All voiced confidence that the premier would succeed in reaching a solu tion of the difficulties which Involve not only the finding of ministers, new or old, to make up the governmental family, but also the discovery of any 1 way out of the blind alley Into which the parliament was led by the cham ber’s action on the pension bills. The premier's task has been facili tated by a strong reaction in the chamber from the action taken yes terday which caused the downfall of the cabinet. Groups representing more than 400 deputies, nearly two thirds of the lower house, have passed ( resolution expressing their con- | , fidence in the government. This action, however, is understood ) to be insufficient to satisfy M. Poln- j care. He wants not only confidence j but also an assurance that the ( chamber and senate will not insist i • on the senate pension bills, which, T careful figuring done since the crisis came is declared to show, would saddle the country with an additional two billion francs’ expenditure an nually without providing correspond- ( i ing receipts. Pol a car* Starts Work. Premier Poincare reached the ministry Os foreign affairs early to ’ day and immediately went to work, 1 continuing the consultations he be ! gan last night with a view to recon ’ i stitutlng the cabinet. • ! He received M. d’Aubigny, under ; I secretary of state for finances, at ■ j 8:30 o’clock, and later Senator de T 1 | Selves, chairman of the foreign as- j | | fairs committee of the senate, with * 1 | whom he held a long conversation. Next he summoned Maurice Boka ’ ) nowski, reporter of the budget, who • ! Is most prominently mentioned as ’ 1 successor to Finance Minister de ! Lastcyrie. % [ M. Poincare is proceeding to the , formation of a cabinet as though it 1 were a matter of daily routine. M. , d’Aubigny said he called as a per j sonal friend and the other callers declared they saw the premier on , matters entirely foreign to the for mation of a new ministry. Will Confer With Millerand. The premier also conferred with Mlllies-Lacroix and M, Dariac, respectively, chairmen of the finance committees of the senate and cham ber, in an effort, it is reported, to straighten out the divergencies be i tween the two houses over the pen sion bill which caused the downfall of the cabinet yesterday. At noon M. Poincare left for the Palace of the Eiysee. ”1 am not yet in a position to give a definite reply at the present mo ment,” he said. “I am simply going , to inform the president of the repub , lie that I have conferred with my po : litical friends this morning and will 1 'continue the consultations this aft | emoon.” > > Statement of Millerand. . I Under the caption, "M. Millerand’s . ! sentiments,” and an introduction, "We j are expressly authorized to declare | 'the following,” the Matin today pub ; jlishes the following statement in I I italics: , “The main lines of French policy , lean in no case be changed for any 1 j reason except the clearly expressed l will of the nation. The president of the republic has firm confidence that M. Poincare will form a new cabinet which will continue a firm policy in ; foreign affairs and law, oMer and economy within the country. "As for foreign affairs. Prance can not evacuate the Ruhr until there (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) MONEY LAVISHED BY COOLIDGE ON SOUTH DAKOTA , SAYS JOHNSON Idle Politicians Given Employment at “Very High Salaries” Senator Charges—Every Pur chasable Element Bought , He Asserts. - By the Associated Press. , ST. LOUIS, March 27.—Senator Hi ram Johnson of California, in a statement hero today commenting: on the South Dakota presidential pref -1 erence primary, charged that "If ever : an effort Vas made to buy an elec tion, it has been done in that state.” i “In the fight in South Dakota toe 1 most reckless and shameless use of : ! money was made by the President,” r I said Senator Johnson, “not only in ’ hiring an army of orators, but in ’ buying full-page advertisements in every paper in South Dakota and in utilising circulation without stint. Unemployment of politioiana grave way to most industrious employment at very high salaries. There was no i purchasable element which was not ' purchased, and the result is the < largest tribute that can be paid to a citizenship. For if ever an attempt : was made to buy a citizenship, it was made in South Dakota. "If I win out there It will be a J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1924-FORTY-TWO PAGES. ** JOHNSON LEADING COOUDGE OK 1,20? IN SOUTH DAKOTA Figures Vary Hourly as Neck and-Neck Race Reports Are Received. McMASTER NOW 10,994 WINNER OVER STERLING Official Count May Be Necessary Before Presidential Pref erence Is Made Certain. By the Associated Press. SIOUX FALLS. S. D„ March 27. Senator Hiram Johnson jumped out in front today in his race with Presi dent Coolidge for the republican presidential indorsement in South Da kota as additional returns came in from Tuesday’s primary. An error in early returns from Mc- Pherson county, corrected In final fig ures today, resulted in a net gain of 900 votes for Johnson and sent his total In 1,566 of the state's 1,825 pre cincts up to 38,306, as compared with 37,099 for Coolidge. Gov. W. H. McMaster slightly 1m ! proved his majority over Senator Thomas Sterling In the republican senatorial nomination contest, 1.374 precincts giving McMaster 39,520 and Sterling 28,526. Remaining Precincts Rural. The 106 additional precincts includ ed In the latest total on the presiden tial race came from seven scattered counties. Johnson had the advantage in five, while Coolidge had a few votes’ advantage in two. The outstanding 350 precincts are almost entirely rural, and if Johnson I oould maintain his present ratio lead ! the unofficial tabulation would show I him victor by a scant 1,000. I However, unless serious errors are I found today in the unofficial tabula f tions. favorable to Johnson, the close vote probably will necessitate wait ing for the official count before the I result can be positively announced. The California senator forged into ; the lead late last night a* rural pre cincts reported, In one of the closest contests South Dakota has known. William G. McAdoo, candidate for the democratic presidential prefer ence indorsement, carried ths state nearly 3 to 1 over the faction seeking to send uninstructed delegation to the national convention, according to statements by the party’s state head quarters. ! GAIN FOB COOLIDGE SEEN. President Coolidge. Bascom Slemp, his secretary, and others close to the President who were at the White House today.- cqnslder the outcome in (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) finolafollette ILL OFPNEUMONIA Physicians Announce Wis consin Senator’s Condition is Not Alarming. Senator La Follette of Wisconsin i»« developed pneumonia. The senator’s office at the Capitol today issued the following physicians' bulletin: “Senator La Follette has developed pneumonia. His present condition is satisfactory.” Senator La Follette has been absent from his office for several weeks and his condition, heretofore, has been re ported from his home as being noth ing more serious than a cold. Some time ago he had influenza which left him in a weakened condition. The senator for several years has suffered frequent bilious attacks which have at times been so acute as to require emergency treatment and to temporarily incapacitate him. marvelous demonstration of how the people of the west feel toward Mr. Coolldge. "It’s a hard tight I am making. For on every side I am opposed by post masters, slathers of money and an an tagonistic attitude on the part of the , newspapers which want the Mellon tax plan enacted into law. “I cannot undertake to predict What will happen in Cleveland. There are no tactics that the Coolldge people will not use. For C. Bascom Slemp was not made secretary to the Presi dent for an ornament. “Undoubtedly the oil disclosures and Coolidge’s failure to do anything have hurt him in the eyes of the Amer ican people. But what effect they will have on Cleveland i cannot pre dict.” Senator Johnson said that "of course it is Just a question of time until Daugherty is separated from his Job as Attorney General. That result is a political necessity and will come. But when or how cannot be foretold." •• ' v ' _ AMERICANS GIVEN HATS ORIGINALS Pope Takes Final Step in Conferring Princely Rank on Hayes and Mundelein. By the Associated Press. HOME, March 27.—Pope Pius today publicly conferred the red hat on Cardinals Hayes and Mundelein, the final act in the elevation of the two American prelates to membership in the sacred college. The ceremony, I performed in the right transept of St. Peter’s, was carried out with all pomp and pageantry of the Homan Catholic Church, in a setting the like of which does not exist outside the Eternal city. It was the first public consistory ever held in the huge basilica, and it was witnessed by a congregation which in numbers exceeded three or four times over those attending sim ilar functions in the past. It was truly an American day, both from the fact that the only cardinals raised were United States citisens, and that the great majority of the spectators were also. Crowd Conn Early. The crowd began assembling at an early hour, A steady stream of people poured Into the vast edifice, the men wearing the required full dress and the women the high-necked gowns and veils over the head pre scribed for ail papal functions. Besides filling the transept the peo ple also occupied thq spacious main aisle, through which the papal pro cession passed from the Vatican. It is estimated that there were easily tten thousand persons present. Tribunes had been erected on the opposite sides of the transept. On the left sat the entire diplomatic corps of the Holy See, and on the right the reigning princes of the Ho man aristocracy. The space between was occupied by the public, Ameri cans appearing In every part of the huge assemblage, the members of which spoke in hushed tones while awaiting the beginning of the cere mony. Entrance of Procession. At the appointed hour the sound of singing gave notice of the approach of the papal procession* from the chapel of the sacraments. Emerging from the chapel the choir moved slow ly down the aisle of the great basilica toward the transept, followed by nu merous prelates in purple and white. After these came (the members of the sacred college, > their rich red gowns swaying rhythmically with their stride. There were a score of them. They walked two by two, bow- I ing in recognition of the homage paid them as they passed through the lane of solid humanity. I Behind the cardinals, raised on the sedia gestatoria, or papal chair, sur rounded by members of the papal household and prelates carrying enor mous ostrich feather fans, came the Pope, attired in a rich scarlet cape and wearing his precious miter. Swiss guards in their quaint uniforms served as his bodyguard. Pope Blesses Multitude. The Pope looked out on the sea of humanity as he emerged from the chapel and, raising his hand, invoked the pontifical blessing on the multi tude. There were acclamations and applause from some, while others knelt In reverent homage. The procession moved down the aisle and entered the transept, the choir taking Us place near the front at the sides. The cardinals ranged themselves In a semi-circle, accord ing to their rank, at the end, and then came the Pope. He descended from the sedia gea tatoria and, changing his massive miter for another, took his position upon the throne In front of the altar. All eyes were upon him as he sat surrounded by his brilliantly cos tumed escort. The moment was im pressive, and the crowd was appar ently moved by profound religious feeling. New Cuflatls Eater. Meanwhile the two American cardi nals were waiting in the chapel of St. Petronilla, where they had taken the oath as princes of the Holy Roman Church. Between two.cardinal dea cons, they were escorted from the chapel in solemn procession to the trapsept, entering amid absolute si lence and moving slowly to the papal throne. Bowing thrice to the holy father, each then performed the ceremony of adoration by kissing the fisher man's ring, the cross on the toe of his slipper and his cheek. They then (Continued on Page 12, Coluqu} 1.) Illusions Broken In Political Life , Lady Astor Says By the Associated Press. LONDON, March 27.—Lady Astor confessed herself disillusioned in politics, in an address at a meeting of young people last night. She said she did not consider the work of politicians very important. Peo ple who went into politics, unless they had the highest ideals, took up a very disappointing Job. It was disappointing that the things one tried to do were so far away and one got blamed for all that was wrong in the world. LANDSLIDE DEATHS PUT AS HIGH AS 100 Stricken Italian Villages Cut Off From Communication. Aid Is Rushed. By the Associated Press. SALERNO, Italy. March 27.—The gravity of the landslide in the vicinity of Amalfi yesterday grows hourly. Es timates here place the deaths in the villages along the coast at fifty, but many of these places are cut off both from road and wire communication and the exact number of victims is un known. The chief villages affected are Vettica, where the bulk of the victims are re ported : Mulinl, Furore, Pralano and Atranl. (A Rome dispatch late last night said there were at least 100 dead at Vettica.) The government is rushing all pos sible aid to the scene, a steamship has left from Naples to embark any tourists or others found cut off by the slide, which descended into the sea from the steep headland. Boat* Hurry to Some. The sea now is the only approach to the scene, and fishermen’s boats are hurrying to the succor of the victims with supplies. Vice Admiral Lobetti, aboard a destroyer, is also headed for the affected zone. The slide was caused by the under mining of the shore by recent violent storms. Late news from Amalfi Is that American and German tourists in the Amalfi Hotel all had left the danger points when the slides came. When the warning signs appeared they were, Ilt is stated, assisted by the authori ties and the population to remove their belongings and get out of the danger zone before the tragedy. The names of the tourists are not obtain able because of the lack of tele graphic communication. CORPSES FLOAT IN SEA. King If ay Go to Scene of the Dis aster. ROME, March 27. —King Victor Em manuel and Premiei; Mussolini were kept constantly advised today regard- - ing the necessities of the situation at Amalfi and vicinity, but details of the catastrophe were scanty as the tele i graph and telephone lines are down. 'i It is reported the king will go to the I I scene of the disaster, but this has not ■ 1 been officially announced. ■ T Firemen, carbineers and forces of | fascist militia were started for the 1 stricken area from nearby points with appliances for rescue work as soon | as the seriousness of the situation be- I came apparent, but their progress was blocked by the breaking down of ; the high roads to Amalfi and Sorrento . and Salerno. - In the crash along the coast, the 1 beautiful terraces, vineyards and olive groves which seemed to hang between sky and sea along the Amalfi shore fell Into the water. Corpses from the , villages and the isolated cottages overhanging the coast are floating in i the sea, together with uprooted trees i and torn-out vegetation. \ . ( MACLAREN IN AIR AGAIN. British Globe Flyer Leaves Lyon for Borne on Second Lap. ; By the Associated Press. , LYON, France. March 27.— Stuart ’ MaoLaren, British aviator, took off today for Rome on the sooond stage | of his round-the-world flight. AUTO RECIPROCITY IS AGAIN EXTENDED i Gov. Ritchie Grants New Truce Until April 30, Pend ing “Gas” Tax Action. Temporary automobile reciprocity between Maryland and the District of Columbia has been extended until April 30. Commissioner Rudolph this after noon made public the following tele- j gram from Gov. Ritchie of Mary land: “Am extending reciprocity until April 30.” The Co mm las! oners several days ago reminded the governor that the temporary agreement would expire automatically April 1 and that the gasoline tax bill on which permanent reciprocity is to be based has not yet been finally disposed of by Con gress The House sent to conference today the gasoline tax bill. The conferees appointed are Representatives Zihi man, Maryland; Lampert, Wisconsin, and Blanton, Texas. ' When Acting Chairman Zihlman made the motion for sending the bill to conference Representative Louis C. Cramton, republican. Michigan, aaid that he hoped the conferees on the part of the House would insist on restoring to the bill his amendment, accepted in the House, but which was eliminated in the Senate.. This pro- j vlded for spending all the funds, raised by the bill on street improve ments in the District. Representa tive Blanton, democrat, assured him he believed the amendment should stand, and that he would do his best : to have it placed bock in the bill in conference. SAMOANS WANT U. S. NAVAL RULE ENDED Hold Secret Meetings to Decide on Petition to President for Civil Government. 4 Correspondence of the Associated Press. PAGO PAGO, American Samoa, March 11.—Secret meetings have been held by the natives of American Samoa at various times In the past month to consider the question of petiOoning the President of the United States to end the present control of naval officials over Samoan affairs and to grant them a civil form of government in which i all taxpayers may participate. There have been no open meetings, owing to the fear of some of the Samoans that they will be prosecuted for breach of the regulation concerning “offenses against the government and ■ civil rights of citizens." if the gather ings were public. A large number of Samoans, believed by many of those concerned to be a 1 majority of the island population/ have chosen deputies to represent them in ; a final meeting at which definite de cision will be made on whether the petition shall be forwarded to the Pres ident. There Is much dissatisfaction with , the present methods of administering . Samoan affairs. Men who have been • strong adherents of the naval admin istration heretofore view the growing f discontent, with much concern. ; Argentina Makes Judge Gary Prove He Will Not Become Public Charge BY CLAUDE O. PIKE. i By Cable to The Ster end Chicago Daily News. . Copyright, 1524. ' BUENOS AIRES, March 27.—Am i bassador Riddle has laid before the | Argentine government a request for , changes in passport regulations re i moving disagreeable annoyances to American citizens contemplating visiting Argentina. The correspondent learns from well informed sources that the recent ex perience of Judge Elbert H. Gary in ' arranging for a passport in New York prior to his present South American trip is the basis of the present diplo > matio exchange of notes. Argentine passport regulations are , most exasperating at best. They re qulr finger-printing the * prospective “From Press to Home Within the Hour** The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edition is delivered to Washington .homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 102,575 HAMON SPENT MILLION TO NOMINATE HARDING, JENNINGS WAS TOLD Former Bandit, Now Evangelist, Testifies Oklahoman Gave Him Full Details of Deal, ASSERTS PENROSE, DAUGHERTY AND HAYS GOT MONEY IN CASE Former Got S2SO,C|H), Latter Two $25,000 Each, Oil Man Informed Him, Witijfess Says. The story about a big money deal at the Chicago republican l convention in 1920 was repeated with many new dashes of color before the oil committee today by A1 Jennings, who became famous years ago as a train robber and since has turned evan gelist and politician. Jennings said he was passing on what had been told him by Jake Hamon, the national committeeman, who was killed by Clara S&th Hamon late in 1920. Briefly. Hamon’s story as related by Jennings on the stand today was as follows: That Hamon had “nominated” Warren G. Harding for the presidency, and that it had cost him (Hamon) $1,000,000. That the cost of carrying Oklahoma for Harding had been I $500,000. That Hamon had paid Senator Boies Penrose of Pennsyl vania $250,000; Harry M. Daugherty, $25,000, and Will H. Hays, chairman of the republican national committee, $25,000. That Hamon was to become Secretary of the Interior and i share in the public lands, and expected with the money he would I make to later become President. Was Friend of Hamon. Jennings said he had known Hamon for a number of years and had gone with him to the Chicago convention. | "We went to a room in one of the | hotels,” continued the witness. “He j told me Harding would be nominated the next day and that it had cost him a million dollars. He said he had paid (250,000 to Boies Penrose, and in a conversation it was brought out in some way—l will not be perfectly clear about It —that it was agreed by Mr. Daugherty, Will Hays, and he named somebody else from Ohio — that he would be Secretary of the In terior. He said It had all been set tled. He said Mr. Daugherty was at first in favor of Senator Fall for the ( position, but that he had bought them all over, but that it had cost him a lot of money to do it. That is about all I know of it." T understand that Mr. Hamon told you that in the make-up of the cabi net of Mr. Harding." said Senator Spencer, republican, Missouri, “that Mr. Daugherty was in favor of Mr. Fall." Had B«*» “Arranged/’ "Yes, but that It had been all ar ranged that he, Mr. Hamon, was to be Secretary of the Interior." | “Do you think all the information he gave you turned out with the same degree of correctness as has that?" "That was'the whole deal and that was what he expected to get in on.” Replying to inquiries from Senator Dill, democrat, Washington, Jennings said: . . . , "He (Hamon) wanted me to head one of his companies. He said the democrats had not left much of the public land, but that he would get the rest of It." "Did he speak about the oil re serves?" , , .. . “He said public lands —nothing that I can remember about oil reserves. He said money had been Very potent in Washington, as in the outlying dis tricts of the United States, and that with his money he would be President of the United States. I have talked with people in Oklahoma about Hamon’s expectations, and I do not think he kept it from anybody." “Did you talk with anybody about him being Secretary of the Interior?” “No." “Did he sav to whom he gave-any money besides Senator Penrose?’' Karnes Amounts Paid. B "Yes, sir. Daugherty (25.000, "mil Hays (25,000 and a man—is there a man named Maning from Ohio? —well some one In Ohio he gave (25,000. There was a fourth person.” "Anybody else?” “No one I can remember. Money was used Indiscriminately with the Oklahoma delegation. He said it had cost him like hell to get the New York delegation.” “Did he say how much it cost?” “No, Sir.” “I wish you would tell us in a con nected way,'as well as your memory will serve you, about what was said concerning the acquisition of public lands or the expectation of the same,” said Senator Walsh. "Mr. Hamon had at two or three times before I got into this mix-up wanted me to come back to Ardmore and asked me to go in with him in an oil deal," replied Jennings. I don't like to say it myself, but the people rather had confidence in me In Oklahoma and more than one oil company had tried to use my name in the exploitation of entrants to the country and also bar persons over sixty years of age un less they show that it will bo im possible for them to become public charges. On the occasion of Judge Oary's application a strict interpretation of the regulations was applied, forc ing Judge Gary to go to the trouble of proving he would not become a public charge, with consequent irrita tion to himself and his friends. Judge Gary’s visit to Argentina and Brazil has been the occasion of many wild rumors. One is to the effect that, he is paying 56.000 gold pesos for special quarters on the Lamport and Holt liner Voltaire, a British vessel, for passage from Rio de Janeiro for New York. Americans here are denying such stories of ex travagance on the part of the head of the United States Steel .Corporation, but are criticizing him for not patron izing an American ship on his voyage homeward. TWO CENTS. companies in selling stock, and Jake had repeatedly asked me to come in and form a new company and we could finance it with his money. The com pany would be perfectly legitimate.’' Never hiked Hamon Methods. “In talking about being Secretary of the Interior, it was just a general conversation, and I want to be per fectly frank with you. 1 did not be lieve in Jake’s methods. I had no faith in those methods. There was one reason I liked him and adhered to his friendship. That was becanse he was the only lawyer in Lawton who had extended his hand to me when I came out of prison. "I would have hesitated a long time about making the statement I have today. I do not believe in talking about anybody. I am always very reluctant in giving evidence even against a criminal. But I believe our country is really in need of all the help it can get at this time.” Walsh and Spencer in Row. After Jennings had concluded his story Senator Walsh and Spencer had a row over a statement credited to Senator Spencer In a dispatch from New York last night. The Missouri senator was quoted as having said the oil inquiry was accomplishing very little and that the people were weary of it. and that things just as had had happened under Interior Sec retary Lane's administration as under Secretary Fall’s. Senator Walsh said he would pass over the "impropriety” of a member of the committee commenting on its work in that way, and would ask Senator Spencer on what informa tion he based the statement about Secretary Lane’s administration so the committee could investigate it. Senator Spencer replied he would produce his facts in "good time,” after he had made further investigation. “Do you believe the truth of your statement?” asked Senator Walsh. "I do not deny it,” Senator Spencer returned. Walsh Denies Report. Then Senator Spencer said there was a report that Senator Walsh had visited E. L. Doheny on his private car to ascertain to what he would testify. “If the senator asks me about that,” Senator Walsh interrupted, “I will tell him I never talked with Doheny before he appeared here, and never saw his private car." The crowd broke into applause ami the committee adjourned until to morrow. Tells of Loan to G. O. P. While A1 Jennings was waiting to tell his story the committee called Baldwin to the stand. He told of loans to the republican national com mittee by that company aggregating (266,620 and of their repayment with interest over a period of from two to three years. The first loan was for (100,000, made on September 27, 1920. On January 21, 1921, $50,000 of this amount wa* repaid; (10,000 was repaid on April 18, 1921, and the balance was paid •on December 3, 1923. I Another loan of (166,620 was made i April 25, 1922, and was retired finally ; December 3, 1923. I “We never had any collateral on any of these notes,” Baldwin said The (166,620 loan was repaid as fol lows: April 14, 1923, (80,333; February 21, 1923, $25,000; April 5, 1923, $25,000: November 21, 1923, $22,287, and the balance, $14,000, on December 3, 1923. B*7* Brads Given Hays. The republican national committee had a checking account opened Sep tember 28, 1920, with a deposit of (100,000, presumably the proceeds from the (100,000 note, Baldwin said. He testified that in connection with the first loan $75,000 in government bonds were delivered by Will H. Hays, former chairman of the na tional committee, to Coleman du Pont, chairman of the Empire Trust board. : They were sold to help retire the (100,- 000 first _ Baldwin was unable to say TlOTf all payments on the notes were made. He said notes were given for the loans, but when asked who signed ! the notes he replied: “I do not remember." , "Anybody except the committee?" ■ asked Senator Walsh. “I do not think so, Gen du Pont. ’ our president, recommended the loaji (Continued on Page 4, Column 3 )J A.