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WHEELER INQUIRY BY STONESOUGHT lowan, Citing Affidavit, Says Senator Promised Daugh erty Witnesses Jobs. FINK BRINGS CHARGES Ridiculous Lies, Roxie Stinson Says—G. 0. P. “Idiocy.” La Follette Mate Avers. By tin- Associated Press. BCRLIXGTON, lowa-. October 10.— An alleged affidavit by A. 1,. Kink of Buffalo. X. Y.. describing Fink’s version of how Senator Burton K. ! Wheeler induced Roxie Stinson to testify against former Attorney Gen eral Harry M. Daugherty, was read last night by Daniel F. Steck. Demo cratic eandidate for United States Senator, in a campaign speech. Mr. Stock charged that his Republican opponent. Senator Smith VV. Brook hart, assisted in obtaining Fink’s services to induce Miss Stinson to testify. Steck said he has started petitions to Attorney General Stone requesting an investigation of the Daugherty investigation committee, j The affidavit said that Fink, in re turn for assistance in the Senate in vestigation, was promised the of fice of internal revenue collector in Buffalo, and that his attorney, Henry Stern of Buffalo, was promised a Federal judgeship in New York. The affidavit said these promises were made by Senator Wheeler. It asserted that Wheeler promised Miss Stinson opportunity for personal gain! on the New York stock market if she j would testify. Tell, of Cleveland Trip. Reading lit.- affidavit, Steck quoted Fink as saying he went to Cleveland 'in February IS last on business. From newspapers he learned that Roxie Stinson, a friend of 12 years ago, had fallen heir to a considerable amount of money. In need of addi tional funds for his business, he re quested Miss Stinson to meet him. They went to a hotel to discuss his affairs, but Miss Stinson interrupted, the affidavit said, with the statement; ’’l have a far bigger deal on right now and you ought to come in on it.’’ “t asked her what it was." Steck read from tile affidavit, "and she told me that sh- was being defrauded out of her just portion of Jess Smith’s estate by Harry M. Daugherty be cause he refused to recognize tier or allow Smith to have her in Washing ton ail the tifne they were in office and that she was prepared, if neces sary. tn invent stories that would in criminate Daugherty to such an ex tent tiiat he would be forced to resign from office; also that she expect ed to sell her story for $ 1 Sti.OOO. w hich she felt she was entitled to. Site asked me if I would get some strong Democrat to purchase the story she concocted." Knew Nothing Positive. Fink, the affidavit continued, "real ized that the woman knew nothing Positive, but was depending purely upon hearsay and gossip. He left her, he said, and laid the matter iiefor- Samuel L'ngerleider. a Cleveland broker. He and Unger leider called on Miss Stinson. Unger leider was told by her that she had no ’’positive proof of guilt of Harry M. Daugherty." and warned her that if she. persisted in her plan he would ’have her locked up for malicious slander of a Government official." Believing this incident had blocked Miss Stinson’s plans, Fink said lie re turned to Buffalo, mentioned the af fair only to his attorney. Henry Stern. On March IS. however, Mr. Stern Informed Fink tiiat a Federal war rant charging conspiracy had been issued for him, and said that Stern added; "Upon my agreeing to have i you go to Washington to testify against Daugherty this warrant will] be withheld until you are safe in : Washington, if you go at once." Fink, the affidavit said, went to j Washington the following day, ac- j companied by Stern, and called upon I Senator Brookhart, who, upon hearing I Stern's information, called in Senator! Wheeler. Told to Get Miss Stinson. "At last we have got something to 1 go on," the affidavit quoted Senator Wheeler. Wheeler then told Fink. ! the affidavit continued, that Wheeler; wanted him to go to Columbus and i bring Miss Stinson to ’Washington, j but the Buffalo man refused. Wheel er then handed him a subpoena and j informed him he was in the service ■ of the committee and instructed to j bring Miss Stinson to Washington. 1 Senator Wheeler, Stern and Fink ! left for Columbus that night, Fink loaning Senator Wheeler SIOO to de fray part of the expenses, the affi davit went on. Arriving at Miss Stinson’s home, Fink declared, Senator Wheeler or dered him to serve the subpoena. "I went in and handed it to her.” I he affidavit said, “and she said, ‘Why Sander, you have certainly got me into an awful mess; you know I don’t know anything, just as I told Unger - leider.’ " Fink told her. he declared, that he had “been forced into it." and called Senator Wheeler, who, he said, per suaded Miss Stinson to go with them to Washington. On the trip to Washington, Fink said. Senator Wheeler spent much time talking with Miss Stinson, go ing to the smoking compartment once to tell Stern and Fink that "this woman doesn’t know anything; I can’t get her to loosen up." Senator Wheeler, according to the affidavit, instructed Fink to obtain .some liquor at Pittsburgh, where the party took dinner during a stopover. This was served at the dinner, and after continued persuasion of Miss Stinson, said the affidavit, Senator Wheeler Anally informed Stern and Fink that "he had better get her right before the committee before she gets a change of heart.” Alleged Promises Head. After reciting an alleged promise by the Senator to have Pink ap pointed revenue collector “if I would go along with his plan to oust Daugherty from office" and the al leged promise of a judgeship to Stern, the affidavit continued: "He also promised Miss Stinson that if she would play the game as ho wanted her to, he would form a pool among his Democratic senatorial friends and give me the money to go to New York and sell the market short in the news of Daugherty’s resignation, which he would immedi ately enforce, and that Miss Stinson would immediately receive 25 per cent of the profits of this pool.” The affidavit said that later Sen ator Wheeler arranged for a meeting between Fink and Frank Vanderlip, ■whom Wheeler called "the angel of thirf •ommittee.” Mr. Vanderlip. continued the affi davit, "said he had decided to place me on his pay roll, as he was prepared to spend his fortune in cleaning up the Department of Justice.” The affidavit quoted Mr. Vanderlip as saying that Fink was the man to go to Paris in an endeavor to obtain the testimony of a certain man, but Fink said he refused. Told of New Party. In later conversation with Mr. Vanderlip. the affidavit said, he in formed Fink Us»t "his plans were to Former Page Boy, 22, Buys Exchange Seat for SBI,OOO By th* Awv'iitrd NEW YORK, October 10 John A. Coleman, jr, 22 years old. has bought a seat on the New Jiork Stock Exchange for SBI,OOO and will he the youngest member of that Institution. For six years he was a page on the floor the slock exchange. Eater he became a trader on the* curb exchange. His friends say recent profits on the curb enabled him to buy the stock exchange seat. organize a third party with Senator Borah as President. Wheeler as Vice President and himself the power that pulls the strings.” Pink’s affidavit concluded with a recital of difficulties in obtaining money for his services in Washington and that upon his return to Buffalo he was taken to Rochester and sur rendered to the authorities by his hondsman.notwithstanding the fact tha\ the complainant in the stock transaction which caused the warrant of which he had been warned, had ex pressed a willingness to withdraw the charge, which, he said, was based on a misapprehension. Pink said that before returning to Buffalo, Stern induced him to sign and swear to a "false statement.” The affidavit said Fink told “Boyd Fisher, Vanderlip’s right hand man,” that this statement was a •’falsehood" and that Fisher said: "There are some cases where it pays a man to perjure himself like a gentleman to protect a woman’s reputation." After his release. Fink said, he re turned to Washington, where he made the affidavit May 14. 1924, be fore Henry J. Robb, a Washington notary. Steck has been carrying on an in tensive campaign since the Republi can State central committee a week ago announced it considered Senator Brookhart had voluntarily divorced himself from the Republican party through an attack upon the Coolidge- Dawes ticket. Recalls Means* Action. Recalling the repudiation of the testimony by Gaston B. Means, re- . cently made public by Mr. Daugherty, and the disavowal of testimony of fered before the committee by George Remus, Steck declared voters of lowa and the nation were entitled to know whether “a Senator from lowa has prostituted his high office to engage in foisting a gigantic and disgraceful ( hoax upon the United States Senate and the nation.” "The voters,” he declared, “arc en titled to know whether Senator Brookhart ecquesced in the fabrica tion of a tissue of lies, which now is torn to bits by the confessions of | the committee’s principal witnesses." "Steck stated be held no brief for Harry M. Daugherty" and that "Daugherty must fight his own bat tles." but added; "Notwithstanding the gravity of any crime with which he may be charged any man. guilty or innocent, has the right to a fair trial before a [ fair and honest court and with un [ perjured witnesses.” Stock declared the repudiations in cluded "not only George Remus and Gaston B. Means, but others whose names will be mad? public before election day.” H» added; "I have a photostauc copy of Senator Brookhart’s letter appointing Fink as the committee’s representative to bring Miss Stinson to Washington." BROOKHART SILENT. Says Daugherty Committee Record Stands for Itself. Bv I lie Associated Press ‘MASON ITT Y, low a. October 10.—j Senator Smith W. Brookhart. wno . made a campaign address here last night, declared .’the record of the Daugherty investigation committee stands for itself without need of de fense" and that he did not intend to answer the charges made by Dan iel F. Steck. his Democratic opponent, in the latter’s Burlington address. "There is nothing to Steck’s j charges.” Senator Brookhart said. | "If he wants to defend Harry Daugh- I ertv and take a position opposite to j that of John VV. Davis, heading his j ticket, that’s all right with me. Steck j doubtlessly will hear from somebody | else about that, but not from me.” CALLS AFFIDAVIT LIE. Roxie Stinson Says Fink’s Charges Are Ridiculous. By thf* Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio. October 10.—"A ridiculous fabrication of lies,” was the characterization of Miss Roxie Stinson of the alleged affidavit of A. L. Kink, read last night at Burling ton. lowa, by Daniel F. Steck, Demo cratic senatorial candidate in a cam paign speech. "It is positively so absurd that I ! would not think of bothering to I answer any of the statesments.” Miss Stinson said, when Informed of the contents. "With one or two exceptions the alleged affidavit is false." she said, "and those exceptions relate to one op two dates mentioned in it. Other wise, there is scarcely a word of truth in it." Miss Stinson added, however, that “in justice to Senator Wheeler" the senator represented to Iter when he came to Columbus with Fink and Henry Stern, Fink’s attorney, to get her to go to Washington that he be lieved his presence would assure her personal safety en route to the Cap ital. She said also she asked Wheeler at the time why Kink had come with him, to which the senator answered that Fink had said he knew where he could And her quickly and with out causing sensational reports. "Fink did not know auiy more where to find me than did Senator Wheeler,” Miss Stinson said, “and his story to Wheeler was another child of his imagination.” Harry M. Daugherty declined to comment on the purported affidavit. WHEELER ISSUES DENIAL. Fink Affidavit Preposterous, Can didate Declares. By the Associated Press. SACRAMENTO. Calif., October 10.— Senator Wheeler of Montana, Inde pendent vice presidential candidate, but also "prosecutor" of the Senate Daugherty investigating committee, informed tonight that A. L. Fink of Buffalo had issued an affidavit charg ing him with offering inducements to get testimony In that affair, particu larly from Miss Roxie Stinson, promptly issued a denial. "Fink’s story Is so preposterous on the face of it that it needs no reply,” Senator Wheeler said. "Os course, it is absolutely false. It is chiefly Im portant in showing the length to which Harry Daugherty and the Re publican cohorts are willing to go and feel they must go with their en deavor to re-elect Calvin Coolldge. “Just as one sample of its idiocy, I was Investigating Daugherty and assailing the Republican administra tion. How would it be possible for me, as a Democrat, to get any one appointed to office? Particularly, how In the world could I get Harry M. Daugherty himself to recommend any one for the Federal Judgeship when he was the Attorney General under fire? •’Fink’s affidavit says I was prom ising stock market profits to Miss Stinson. I know so little about stock THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1024. UTAH CONSIDERED SAFE m STATE Conservative Business Inter ests Opposed to Both Davis and La Follette. BV fi, COHO LINCOLN. Staff Correspondent of Th<’ Star SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, October 10. —Utah at this date is more sure for Calviri Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes than any of the Western States. There is no reason to expect a change in the political situation here on or before election day. It will be reealled that Utah was one of the two States in the Union that remained in the Repub lican column in 1912, when the party wound up a poor third in the national elections. While the Stale went for Woodrow Wilson in 1918, It was be cause of the appeal which the "kept us-out-of-war” slogan had upon the people. The "safe-und-sane” appeal now made by Coolidge and Dawes in a measure reaches the same groups with great force, not only in this State, but in others. The La Follette leaders, who are not backward in their claims, are not banking on carrying Utah. They ad mit it privately. But there are those among the railroad employes and the smelter workers and some of the farmers who insist that •■Battling” Bob will receive a surprisingly large vote when the ballots are counted. Neutral observers, however, insist that La Follette’s showing in this State will not be nearly so great as in other Western States. They say that he Will run third, and possibly a poor third. They give a number of reasons for this. Influence of Church. in the first place, there is the Mor mon Church. The Church does not openly, at least, take part in politics. Its influential members insist that It does not at all. But the church has just concluded its great semi-annual conclave here. And during that mcet inff, by speeches of prominent mem bers and otherwise, the word was spread that the church stands solidly behind and in support of the Consti tution of the United States. As one of the chief issues of the campaign today between the Republicans and i the independent Progressives is over the so-called La Follette assault upon I that important instrument, the decla- ! ration by the Mormons is construed as support of the Coolidge-Dawes tick- ! et. The Mormons in this State, it has j been estimated, are 80 per cent of the i population. Furthermore, there are j Mormons in Idaho and other Western , States, upon whom this may have an j effect when they enter the voting ! booths. The State of Utah is tremendously) interested in the protective tariff, a 1 decided Republican asset here. The j Mormon Chun h, incidentally, is in- i terested. The church is a great busi- 1 ness institution on Its material side. ) with important sugar and other hold- • fngs. Senator La Follette’s attack j upon the sugar tariff, in this State, j cannot but hurt his cause. The pro posal that the duties on sugar be I lowered by 50 per cent under the i elastic features of the present tariff j act has caused no end of interest in ! ] Utah. People here do not believe that President Coolidge will order ! such a change in the schedule, al- i though it has been proposed by a di- | vided vote of the Tariff Commission. Sheep Industry Protection. | The Republican tariff also protects j the sheep industry of the State, an in- I dustry affecting directly 28.000 persons iin the State, including growers, em ployes and their families. The capital i invested in the industry is agout SB2.- I 250,000. and the gross income under the ! present law is more than $16,000,000. ! Another industry that is well protected i and in which many millions are In- : vested in the lead mining. Several of j the crops besides the sugar beet are pro tected also. The support which Ua Follette will obtain will come to a considerable ex tent from Democratic ranks in this State. Many of the railroad workers and miners and smelter workers who will support the third ticket have been j for the Democratic ticket in the past. The Republicans are counting upon holding a number of the railroad em ployes—this is a big railroad center, with shops in Stl Lake City and Og den. But I have been told by employes themselves that the vast majority will support La Follette. and that they are working hard for him. See Republican Victory. The Republicans are couning on get ting some of the conservative Demo crats. It is likely that the Republican ticket will carry by from 10,000 to 20,000 votes. President Coolidge is well liked in the State, except by the ardent sup porters of La Follette. Many of the Democrats, it seems, have a good word for the President, however they may be opposed to his party. The State is inclined to he conservative, and Democrats here have a high re gard for John W. Davis, the Demo cratic nominee, which is not found to such an extent in some of the other States west of the Mississippi River. But while this feeling will keep In line the dyed-in-the-wool Democrats, it will not so hold many of the work ers who have hitherto voted Demo cratic and who would have voted for McAdoo had he been nominated. In the gubernatorial contest this year Gov. Mabey, Republican and a Mormon, is being opposed by George Dern, Democrat. The latter has re ceived the Indorsement of the La Fol lette group in this State. While Ma hey likely will be elected, he proba bly will run many votes behind the national Republican ticket. Dern claims that he is in favor of the pro tective tariffs now imposed In favor of Utah industries by the Republicans. Os course, however, the Republicans are pointing out that he will have nothing to do with shaping the fed eral tariff as a State official, and that his party nationally is opposed to such protection. In the congressional contests It ap pears that Representative Leather wood, Republican, undoubtedly will be re-elected, and propably Don Col ton of the first district will be suc cessful. The latter, however, is fac ing a hard fight against Frank Fran cis, former editor of the Ogden Standard-Examiner. President Heber Grant of the Mor mon Church is a Democrat. Senator King of Utah, Democrat, is a Mormon also, but so Is Senator Reed Smoot. The Mormons are not friendly as a whole to the low tariff proposals of the Democratic national party, nor to the views of Senators La Follette and Wheeler in regard to the Constitution and the tariff. markets that there has never been a day of my life when I could have given anybody an iota of worth while information. “The fact was we knew at the time the Investigation was proceed ing that Fink was an agent of the people we were Investigating and we wouldn’t let him stay In our com mittee hearing room.” Hargherita Giollini Dead. LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 10.— Mrs. Margaret Johnston McAlpin, 56, formerly known In the operatic world as Margherita Giollini, Ip dead here. The body will be sent to Cincinnati, her former home. Row to Abolish Army and Navy Creates Great Unrest in Holland By the Associated I’m**. AMSTERDAM. Holland, October 10.—Whether it is worth while for a small European country like Holland to continue keeping up an array and navy. In the light of re cent war experiences, is a question which is agitatlpg the public mind. At "no more war” demonstra tions recently held in all the Dutch cities much dissatisfaction was ex pressed at the fact that instead of following the example of Den mark, whose government has just proposed the abolition of the army and navy except for a protective police force, Holland has increased her current war budget by 1,500,- 000 florins, and that the Queen’s speech at the opening of Parlia ment made no mention whatever of disarmament. Police Restrict Housetop Seats At the Ball Game Building inspectors, assisted by police of the eighth precinct, will endeavor today to prevent the overcrowding of housetops in the vicinity of the base ball park as a precaution against serious acci dents to those fans who seek every vantage place to witness the world series games. Maj, John Oehmann, building inspector, said today that he had his men working in the neighbor hood of the ball park yesterday, in company with uniformed po licemen, but without much suc cess in trying to keep down the crowds on the roofs of houses ad jacent to the parks. The building inspector said he regards ten persons as the largest number that should safely be per mitted on an ordinary noof. Esti mating 150 pounds per man. ten spectators Mould place a load of from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds on the, roof. If that number of indi viduals. lie said, should all sit near the edge of the roof it would place a heavy strain on the wall. Maj. Oehmann said that his men and the police were endeavoring to point out to the owners and occupants of these houses that a heavy responsibility will rest on their shoulders if any one Is in jured on the roofs. U. S. ATTORNEY GORDON DROPS WAR FRAUD CASE Abandons Appeal From Decision Which Approved Demurrer to A. A. O’Brien Indictment. Another war fraud case went ’’by the board” yesterday when United States Attorney Gordon abandoned an api>eal which he bad prosecuted to the Court of Appeals troth a de cision of Justice Bailey of the Dis trict Supreme Court in July. 1923, when that justice sustained a de murrer to an indictment against Col. Arthur A. O’Brien, former supervisor of war claims for the War Depart ment, and David Maloney, a Boston lawyer. The men were charged with con spiring to persuade Newton D. Baker, then Secretary of War, to allow the claim of the Newbury Realty Co. or Boston fop repairs to a building used by the Quartermaster’s Depart ment during tile war. Attorney Frank J. Hogan repre sented the accused. CHAFIN CASE NEAR END. Sheriff Denies Hatfield Testimony He Took Bribe. HUNTINGTON. W. Va , October ] io.—Sheriff Don Chafin of Logan ! County, testifying in his ow n defense at his trial upon a charge of conspir acy to violate the prohibition law, made a general denial in Federal court yesterday to statements made on the stand by Tennis Hatfield, prin cipal witness for the government. Hatfield had testified that he paid I Chafin an aggregate of $40,000 for im- I munity from arrest while conducting a tavern. The Indictment charged that Chafin was a partner with Hat field in the business. That he also denied. The case will probably go to the jury today. MARX EFFORT FAILS. Chancellor Unable to Form Coali tion of All Parties. BEBLIN, October 10.—The Social ist leaders yesterday informed Chan cellor Marx that it would be impos sible to form a coalition of all par ties. extending from the Socialists to the Ultra-Nationalists, as proposed in the chancellor’s platform. The chancellor thereupon met the Nationalist leaders and told them he regarded his plan as having failed. He added that he would confer with all the party leaders today on the new situation which has arisen. Just a Shy Dog. From the Boston Transcript. Young Bride (showing new gown) —You wouldn’t think such a simple little thing could cost so much money, would you? Hub (significantly)—l’m not so sure I’d call you a simple little thing, my dear. Newspaper Advertising in Washington Month of September 1924 1923 Lines Lines The Evening and Sunday Star 2,139,343 1,989,552 Second Paper, Morning and Sunday... 763,960 914,364 Third Paper, Evening only 615,538 524,535 Fourth Paper. Morning and Sunday.... 427,899 500,960 Fifth Paper, Evening only 105,033 100,569 1,912,430 2,040,428 Star Gain Over Same Month Last Year—J 49,791 During the month of September The Star not only.gained 149.791 lines of advertising, but printed more advertising in its Evening and Sunday editions than all the other daily and Sunday Washington newspapers combined. The reason for this is that The Star’s circulation both daily and Sunday continues to increase with the growth of the city, The Evening Star’s circulation in the city and suburbs being 40,000 greater than that of any other Wash ington daily newspaper and The Sunday Star’s circulation in the city and suburbs 38,000 greater than its nearest Sun day competitor. CIRCULATION Yesterday's Circulation. 104,160 Circulation Year Ago 96,110 ijos o Anti-militaristic feelings are aDo finding expression else where. During the army maneu vers certain incidents occured which the authorities are careful to explain did not mean open mutiny, but which, judging from newspaper accounts, came peril ously near It. Turbulent elements refused to obey orders. It Is said, and officers were treated with con tempt. According to the newspaper Handelsblad. the position at one time became such that no vigorous measures to enforce discipline would be taken for fear of pro voking a dangerous outburst. As a result, the Queen has refused to attend the review of her troops and the customary distribution of awards will not take place. CHURCH PIPE ORGAN JAZZ FEATURES RAPPED Lutheran Music Leader Asks Makers Not to Tempt Players With Novelty Devices. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, October 10—Dr. J. F. Ohl of Philadelphia- as chairman of the committee on church music of the United Lutheran Church of America, yesterday memorialized the church at Its coming convention in Chicago to "warn organ builders that they must not include the characteristics of a movie theater organ In Instruments built for church purposes.” Jazz devices on church organs, the committee’s statement said, "tempt the organist, who may himself be a movie organist, and instead of church music the congregation is treated to movie music.” “Is it any wonder,” Dr. Ohl asked, "that children lose their reverence when In Sunday school they are taught to sing music reminiscent of the movies and jazz bands’’” LEE AND JACKSON. Some Personal Traits of the South ern Generals. From the Minneapolis Jnnrnsl. Down South they worship Robert E. Lee as Americana generally before the Civil War worshiped George Washington. As Washington was the very pattern of a gentleman, the paragon of Christians, the faultless human being, so The legend of I*ee dominates the imagination and affection of the South today, that South which is loyal both to the Union and to its own past. Still, it appears that Lee was hu man, as was Washington. The older Virginian has been rediscovered in our day, and Washington grows greater, although faultier. The like revelation concerning the younger Virginian is stll! to occur. The South today resents any attempt to un cover the real Lee. It wants to cherish its demigod, its perfect man. As witness a letter in the New York Times from some one at the University of Virginia, who writes that it simply cannot bo true that I.ee and "Stonewall” Jackson fre quently lost their tempers with each other, and that on one occasion Lee ordered Jackson out of his tent and then called him back to exclaim: "For God’s sake, when you see me •losing my temper don’t lose yours. Let’s take turns at it.” That anecdote would be delicious to any imagination that delighted in the humanness of heroes. But the writer from the University of Vir ginia says: "The story is a painful one to those who admire Lee and Jackson and are familiar with their relations to one another. Can it be true?” The sentimental attitude of the whole South is in that remark. Others would hope the story was true, others who like their great men not paragons, but real men. truly great men. l.<ee and Jackson reacted upon each other. Lee was never so good a gen eral after Jackson’s death. While Jackson lived who was the real com mander of the Army of Northern Vir ginia? Will it ever be known? I*ee may have been the superior char acter. but Jackson was the superior genius. Lee’s lines are plain enough, but Jackson was eccentric to the extreme, a strange personality. Lee is admirable and there are no secrets about him, but to this day Jackson is undeterminable. The South would have it that the two always understood each other, co-operated perfectly, worked match lessly together. But one dominated. Which one? There is that episode in the Penin sular campaign of McClellan in 1862 against Richmond. The Northern Army all day withdrew across Jackson’s front, and Jackson sat on a log lost In rumination all day and let that exposed flank pass him. Why? No body knows. Any other general would have been court-martialed and perhaps shot. There have been sinis ter explanations and also medical ones. Tickled the Baby. From the El Paso Herald There had been a blowout and the father of the family was perspiring and profanely changing tires. “I don’t see why you have to talk that way,” said his wife, reproach fully. "You act as if It were a total loss. You never see the good in things.” “Well, what good is there in this?” "Why, it tickled the baby so. He laughed right out loud when it went hang!” II,MO SOUGHT TO EXTEND PARKS / American Civic Association to Ask One Cent for Each Person in Country. Seeking as its ultimate goal a full appropriation from Congress to carry on the work of the National Capital Park Commission, the American Civic Association, which has just concluded an important three-day meeting in Washington, will ask that the legis lative body appropriate for the com mission the sum of one cent per T*. r son in the continental United States. As constituted at present the com mission has little money to carry on the important work it has outlined for the proposed development of the parks in and near Washington. The legislation creating the commission, according to Frederic A. Delano, chairman of the civic association’s Committee of One Hundred on the Fed eral City, was authorizing legislation only. An appropriation is necessary to fulfill the aims of the commission. As shown by the 1920 decennial census, this tvould, on the basis of 105,000,000 persons in this country in 1820, bring an appropriation of sl,- 005,000 amply sufficient to start the commission on its important and far reaching work of securing and beautify ing park sites. ITompt Action Stressed. Mr. Delaro, addressing the annual meeting of the American Civic Asso ciation last night, called attention to the ever-present need of acquiring as soon as possible beauty spots in and near Washington in order that the goal of those working for park de velopment here may be realized. He > pointed to the fact that several beauty spots, such as I’iney Branch and Klingle Ford, are rapidly being destroyed because there has been no opportunity to save them. Credit was given by Mr. Delano to Fred G. Coldren. chairrrtan of the com mittee on parks of the Washington Board of Trade, for his assistance in securing passage of the legislation authorizing the establishment of the Capital I’ark Commission. Mr. Cold ren. according to Mr. Delano, stood i firmly behind the bill at every turn | (n its passage through Congress As outlined by Maj. J. Franklin 1 Bell, Engineer Commisisoner of the District and a member of the i Capital Park Commission, the aims of the commission are to give Wash ington a unified and beautified park system second t<> none in the world, to purchase and develop beauty spots in and outside of Washington and to keep pace with the normal growth of the city by securing park sites in suburban areas which are rapidly de veloping. Wight Spend H 1.000.000. The authorizing hill creating the park commission, according 4o Col. C. jo. Sherrill, its secretary, allows it to i spend $1,000,000 a > ear for purchases l of lands for park and playground \ areas. The American Civic Association at its annua! meeting last night at 1120 Sixteenth struct re-elected J. Horace MacFarland of Harrisburg. Pa., its president Miss Harlean .Tames of ■ Washington was re-elected secretary | of the association. Vice presidents were elected as I follows: J. C. Nichols of Kansas I City. Mrs. Edward Biddle of Phila delphia; Arnold Brunner of New \ York; George B. Dealey. Dallas, Tex.; Vance McCormick, Hartford. Conn.; Dr. Albert Shaw, New York; John | Nolen. Cambridge. Mass.; John Bar- I ton Payne, chairman of the American 1 Ued Cross; Dr. John C. Merrtam and Dr. John M. Gries. all of Washington, were elected to the executive board with Dr. Clyde King of Philadelphia; [ Mrs. Dwight B. Heard of Phoenix. Ariz., a candidate for governor of i that State; Dr. James Ford of Cam bridge. Mass.: Mrs. John D. Sherman of Colorado; Chauncey J. Hamlin of Buffalo and Warren H. Manning of Cambridge. Mass. The association accepted the invita tion of the Civic Club of Allegheny County to hold its next annual meet ing in Pittsburgh. Meetings for this year ended yes terday with a luncheon at the City Club at which Dr. Shaw, editor of the Review of Reviews, presided. The luncheon was followed bv a discus sion on the general topic of city parks. FINGERPRINTS SHOW MAN NOT WAR VETERAN Atlanta Prisoner, Identified as Son by Mother of Soldier. Finds Claim Weakened. By the Associated Press. ATLANTA, Ga.. October 10.—The fingerprints of Robert E. St. Clair, serving a term in the Federal peni tentiary here, who claims he is in reality Urban John Bergeron of Me nasha, Wis., do not coincide with those of the man who enlisted in the Army under the name of Urban John Bergeron, according to official infor mation reaching the prison last night from the War Department. Bergeron was reported killed in action in France. Although not forsaken entirely, her faith that St. Clair is her son, Mrs. P. W. Bergeron of the Wisconsin city, who has been here for the past two weeks, last night admitted that there are several phases of the affair which puzzle her greatly. Mrs. Bergeron has stated positively and repeatedly that St. Clair is her son, and based her faith on a mother’s intuition and upon what she says was St. Clair’s striking resemblance to her son and his knowledge of intimate details of her son's boyhood life and of family matters. Mrs. Bergeron came here about two weeks ago following receipt of a mysterious letter from a woman in New Orleans, and since has lived in a rooming house near the prison. She has been in almost daily touch with the prisoner, and after each conver sation with him says she has become more convinced than, ever that he was her son. Statemeftts by members of her family to the contrary seemed to haVe no effect upon her, and last night, after receipt of the message from the War Department, was the first time she has showed any waver ing of her faith. CHURCH BODY ELECTS. H. L. Choate Named St. Andrew Brotherhood Head. ALBANY, N. Y„ October 10.—H. Lawrence Choate of Chicago was elected chairman of the annual na tional convention of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, at the opening busi ness sessions here yesterday. Alan Rose of Nashville, Tenn., was elect ed chairman of the junior division. Conferences will occupy today with a public meeting at night at which John L. Alexander of Chicago, and Right Rev. W. H. Morelamd, Bishop of Sacramento, will speak. Other convention officials elected In cluded vice chairmen, John A, Ely, Shanghai, and Harry W. Atkinson, Baltimore: secretary, Cecil A. Eby, Shreveport, La. Snow Stops Series I In Reno When Radio j Quits in Blizzard By the AHMoriated Pie**. UKNO, October 10.-—Snow broke j up the world series base ball gann- j in the eighth Inning as far as Truekee, Calif., was concerned yesterday. The storm, reaching at times the proportion of a blizzard, ended radio accounts of the game, which the town had been receiving. WIFE ADMITS KILLING I PARENTS OF HUSBAND Twenty Hours’ Grilling Brings; Confession Absolving Spouse of i Guilty Knowledge. By the Associated Pres*. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., October 10.— | Mrs. Winona Green of Pueblo. Colo., j confessed last night after more than I 20 hours of questioning, according to j the police, that she had killed J. R j Green and his wife, Lena, who were ! her husband's parents. She said her I motive was to recover *4,000 her j mother-in-law had borrowed, said the police. Her husband. Leroy. who was arrested with her when she returned from Pueblo two days ago. was ab solved from guilty knowledge of the murders. Green was shot in a railroad cut here August 16. last, after she had waited there for him to pass, said I Mrs. Green's confession, as announced j by the police, and Mrs. Green was ( shot near Redfork, Okla., September j The murder of Mr. Green remained ' a mystery until investigation of that of his wife led them to suspect the young Mrs. Green, said the police. Trie only clue in the killing of Mr. Green was a number of loaded cart ridges found near his body. A woman i who lived near W'here he was slain I told the police that she had seen a J man leaning over his body. THIEF GETS HANDBAG IN SCORE BOARD CROWD Woman Too Interested in Game to Notice Loss—Pickpockets Rob Three Others. Pearl H. Wilhoite, apartment 400 ; Cathedral Mansions, was so deeply i interested in the base ball plays shown on The Star score board yes- ! terday that she failed to miss her i handbag at the time it was cut from j her arm by a thief. The handbag contained $9 in cash, car tokens. Key ; and other articles. William A. Maedel, 405 M street, told the police he met a young white ; woman at Pennsylvania avenue and Sixth street last night and stroiled to C. between Sixth and Seventh streets, where his pocket was picked of *24. Moses Ir. Jackson, 304 4 X street, 1 reported to police that while in the [ crowd at American La-ague Park j yesterday his pocket was picked of ! a billfold containing *l2O. cards and ; driver’s permit. Harry E. Johnson, 1412 Swann ! street, sexton of the synagogue of I Washington Hebrew Congregation, i asked the police to recover a gold i watch and chain that was stolen 1 from his pocket at his place of j employment. DABNEY DESERTS G. 0. P. : j One of “31" Who Supported Hard ing Jumps to Davis. The Democratic national committee has issued an authorized statement by Charles W. Dabney, formerly presi dent of the University of Cincinnati, and one of the “31" who signed an appeal for Harding in 1920. declaring he would support John W. Davis for j President and scoring the Harding i Coolidga administration and Secre- Itaries Hughes and Hoover (also sign ers of the “31" appeal) for their al leged failure to adopt and execute j an effective foreign policy. The committee statement says: “This is the second member of the group of 31 to repudiate his action in signing the Harding appeal four years ago and to declare now for Davis for President. The first one was Dr. John Grier Hibben, president of Princeton University.” j WILL GIVE RECEPTION. j Cuban Consul Plans Observance of Independence War. | Senor Cayetano de Quesada. consul of Cuba, will give a reception this evening at S;ls o’clock in the audi torium of Central High School in com memoration of the first fight for the independence of Cuba, October 10, IS6S. The new commander-in-chief of the Spanish War Veterans. Comdr. C. L. Herrick, will be the honor guest. The program will include a concert and motion pictures. All Spanish War Veterans and their families and friends are invited. LA FOLLETTE PRIVILEGED. Chicago to Lift Ban on Left-Hand Turns for Candidate. i CHICAGO. October 10.—Chicago’s traffic ban on left turns in the busi ness district will be lifted for Senator Robert M. La Follette, Independent presidential candidate, who will be escorted through the district, upon his arrival tomorrow, by delegations from political and veterans organiza tions. Senator La Follette will speak to morrow evening at a meeting presided over by Miss Jane Addams. His ad dress will be. radiocast from station WEBH. * « Strange Layers of Life. From the London Tit-Bits. The Himalayan exploration party has set it on record that it saw the lammergcicr, or great mountain vulture, flying at a height of 27,000 feet. There is, however, nothing in credible about this, for the condor of the Andes has been seen soaring at tremendous heights above peaks them selves exceeding 20,000 feet. The great naturalist Humboldt declares that the condor can fly at five miles above sea level. To go to the other extreme, it is known that life exists in the greatest depths of the ocean. We have to thank the Prince of Monaco for proof that the blackest, coldest and remot est abysses are tenanted by fish of the strangest shapes and by colossal cephalopods. We have, therefore, the certainty that life surrounds our planet for a thickness of almost exactly 10 miles. Ocean, earth and the lower portion of the atmosphere form layers or strata of life. Os the lowest layer we have learned least, yet enough to know that creatures which dwell in the depths are specially made to with stand the tremendous pressures, and are provided with luminous appen dages so that they may be visible to one another. ZR-3 TO START TRIP TO U. S. TOMORROW u Thirty-Two to Be Carried on Flight—Craft in Excellent Shape for Voyage. By Hit- Associated Press. (■•RIEDKIPHBHAKEX, October 10. Thirty-two persons will be on board the ZR-3 when the giant di- ' rigibie, built here hy the* Zeppelin company for the United Slates Navy, departs soon after daylight tomor row for .V J Dr. Hugo Eckener, director of the Zeppelin company, made this state ment today in announcing that two mechanics had been added to the Ger man personnel, bringing the total of those who will he on board to 28 Ger mans and four Americans. br. Eckener says that the airship l is in excellent shape. Precautions were taken today to prevent stowaways from finding places in the airship. Ten Zeppelin watchmen wer* assigned to guard the ship constantly until the hour of departure, and Dr. Eckener ordered that no one be permitted into the hangar without a pass, and that no one except employes of the Zeppelin company be permitted to enter the < airship. ' Liquor Gifts Barred. Rocausf of the fact that the prin cipal agricultural occupation of the population of Friedrichshafen and its vicinity is the raising of grapes for wine-making and of apples for rider making, Dr. Eckener has found it necessary to become a sort of self appointed prohibition agent. Gifts of alcoholic beverages have been show ered upon the members of the crew but th<- Zeppelin director has ordered that none of it he taken along, sav.- f only two bottles of cognac in th. medical chest. Just before the. de parture of the airship the ship wil! be searched from stern to stern f>.r bottled goods as well as stowaways. The decision of Dr. Eckener. par tially influenced by both German and American members of the crew, no to start out on a Friday, has not quite rid some members of the personnel of concern over supr rtitious consid eration. It is pointed out that if the ZH-3 leaves tomorrow and has a suc cessful trip, it will reach Lakehurst on October 13. ANNUAL REPORT ISSUED * BY ROCKEFELLER GROUP Many Changes in Quantity and Value of Securities Revealed in Statement. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. October 10.— The an- » nual report of the Rockefeller Foun dation for 1923, issued yesterday, shows many changes in the quantity and value of the securities which were turned over by John D. Rocke feller at the time of its organization. The report reveals that all of the foundation’s holdings of the Standard Oil «’o. of Kansas, which amounted to 78,624 shares, carried at *1 7.1 8 a share, ! or an aggregate of $1,351,433. had 1 been disposed of during the last year, j Also 18.000 shares of Standard Oil lof Indiana were disposed of This ; stock was carried on the books at *43.35 a share i I Most of the i raceme received from the sale of stock and part of the other income, it is indicated, was used ! to increase the holdings of United •Stales Government securities, which were given at about *17.000,060 in the j 1923 report, against *8,000,000 in the j 1922 report. i Total holdings of all securities, in -1 eluding stocks and bonds, were valued at *164,812.198 in the 1923 report, as against *161.573.215 in 1922 The foundation’s largest holdings In any one company is 919.500 shares of common stock of the Standard oil Co of New Jersey, carried at *36.50 a share, or an aggregate value of *33.538.762. THIRTY PERSONS DIE IN PHILIPPINE TYPHOON Many Others Missing: After Storm / Sweeps Cagayan Province. Bv the Associated I'rr-s MANILA, r. 1.. O. tober 10. —Thirty persons are dead and many are miss ing as the result of a typhoon which swept over the Cagayan Valley, ac cording to a telegram received today from the Cagayan provincial con stabulary commander. The report added that although the typhoon occurred a week ago, many sections of Cagayan Province remain shut off from communication, and the i death list may ho increased largely when complete reports are received The typhoon sank many launches and sailboats, and hundreds of small houses were torn from their founda tions and carried away. Tola! damage done by the disturb ance will reach several hundred thou sand dollars, according to reports. TONG WAR FORECAST. i Chinese Merchants in New York Ask Police Aid. NEW YORK, October IP.—A delega tion of Chinese merchants today called upon Dr. Carlelon Simon, dep uty police commissioner in charge of narcotics, with a request that he aid them in ending what threatens to be a renewal of a tong war in China town. One Chinese was killed and I two were wounded in shooting af frays. Dr. Simon is credited with having brought about a settlement between the Hip Sing and On Leons tones after previous armed outbreaks. He accepted the role of arbiter. TEXAS HEARING SET. Supreme Court to Hear Ferguson Injunction Case Tomorrow. AUSTIN. Tex., October 10.—The in junction case seeking disqualification . of Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson as Demo- t cratic nominee for Governor of Texas will be submitted to the State Su preme Court in oral arguments to morrow. Counsel agreed yesterday after questions in the suit had been submit ted to the Supreme Court by the Court of Civil Appeals. FRANCE REDUCES FORCE. Demobilization of 1923 Troops Brings Array Under 500.000. PARIS. October 10.—Fifty per cent of thte effectives of the 1923 class* forming the backbone of the French army will be released from military service during the next month. Thel demobilization of the 1923 troops\ brings the total of French forces un der arms below half a million, mili tary experts declared.