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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.

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