Secretary of State Gathers
All Data Possible for Con
ference in London.
Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of State,
who will be chairman of the American
delegation at the forthcoming London
Naval Disarmament Conference, is pre
paring well in advance for the difficult
task that awaits him late in January,
he disclosed yesterday at the State De
Responding to questions propounded
at a press conference, Secretary Stim
aon revealed he had been in daily con
ference with members of the general
Navy board for some time, and prob
ably would continue until time for his
departure for London.
The presence of the naval officers at
the State Department at first gave rise
to rumors that the visiting officers were
all to be experts attached to the Amer
ican mission. Secretary Stimson quickly
put this rumor to rest by explaining the
real reason for their visits, adding that
other reports were unfounded at this
Particular interest was raised when
Rear Admiral Hilary P. Jones, a mem
ber of the American mission at the tri
partite conference of 1927 and a fre
quent adviser to President Hoover dur
ing the preliminary Anglo-American
conversations, and Rear Admiral Wil
liam V. Pratt, commander-in-chief of 1
the battle fleet, appeared among others.
It had been known for some time
that Admiral Jones and Admiral Pratt
would head the naval advisory commit
tee to the delegation. The presence of
other officers with them at the State
Department immediately gave rise to
reports that the United States was to
have an exceptionally large complement
of naval experts to advise the states
men on the delegation. Secretary Stim
son particularly dissipated this report.
Secretary Stimson pointed out that
Rear Admiral H. H. Hough, another
member of the board, had left his office
immediately before he received the
newspaper men. The Secretary of State
said he had been getting information
and instructions from all. stating he was
doing no more than he would whenever
■he had a difficult task to perform.
Secretary Stimson also had been in
communication with Senator Reed, Re
public n, of Pennsylvania, and Senator
Robinson, Democrat, of Arkansas, the
senatorial members of the mission. His
conversations with them have been
purely informal, however, and in the
case of one it was conducted by mail.
Secretary Stimson said his purpose was
to get all of the information he could
possibly lay his hands on before the
mission sails in January.
It is probable that most of the mem
bers of the mission will confer with
President Hoover this week, when
Charles G. Dawes, American Ambas
sador to Great Britain, who also is
slated to become a member of the mis
sion, arrives in Washington. Ambas
sador Dawes has been invited to make
the White House his home during his
stay here, and while his visit has tenta
tively been fixed for the end of the
week, it may be postponed until the be
ginning of the following week.
President Hoover also is keeping thor
oughly informed of the progress of
preparations for the departure of the
American mission. Secretary Stimson
■nd Joseph P. Cotton, Undersecretary of
State, spent some time with the Presi
dent at the executive office yesterdafr’
morning. It was understood' they dis
cussed certain phases of the impending
naval conference, but no formal state
ment was made by either following the
Secretary Stimson said yesterday he
had not been advised that France and
Italy had about reached an agreement
on the naval problem as it affects them
individually, which was reported yester
day in press dispatches from Paris. He
said it was interesting, but he could not
comment until he was certain It was
true. Secretary Stimson added that the
American embassies in Paris and Rome
were not participating in the conversa
tions between France and Italy.
IN HOOVER TRIBUTE
President Refers to Birth Anniver
sary to Be Observed Tomorrow
President Hoover yesterday, in a brief
statement, paid tribute to The?dore
Roosevelt, the anniversary of whose
birth will be observed throughout the
country tomorrow. He said Americans
should make the anniversary of "this
great American's birth an occasion of
general and public appreciation of his
The President’s tribute in full follows
"The birthday of Theodore Roosevelt
annually brings a reminder of the driv
ing power of stalwart character and
vigorous ideals. These were embodied
In his person, and they gave forth in
substance to the distinctive charm with
which he projected his virile person
ality upon our national life. His con
tributions to our history are many, not
the least being his labors in upbuilding
the Navy, which hasf chosen his birth
day as the occasion for yearly com
memoration of its services to country
. Americans should make the anniversary
cf this great American's birth an oc
casion of general and pubic appreciation
of his life.
‘ HERBERT HOOVER.”
LONDON, October 26 UP). —Comdr.
Evangeline Booth, now on a visit to
Japan, has been given a larger control
over the finance and promotion of the
Balration Army in America.
Gen. Edward J. Higgins, commander
of the army, arrived today from Can
ada, where he had conferred with the
American commander. "We had a very
friendly meeting,” he said, "at which
was discussed the organization and fu
ture of the American branch of the Sal
vation Army. Comdr. Eva now has a
wider measure of control over such
things as finance and promotion in
the American branch than formerly"
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"WONDERLAND” MANUSCRIPT |
IS PLACED ON EXHIBIT HERE
Lewis Carrolls Original Autographed
Work Is On Display at Library
The original autograph manuscript of Lewi6 Carroll's “Alice in Wonder
land" now is on exhibition at the Library of Congress, It was announced
>eSt€ The manuscript has been deposited here temporarily by R. Johnson
of Moorestown. N. J.. the present owner. It has been shown in the Philadelphia
Free Library and in the New York Public Library, where it is reported to have
been visited'by a half million persons. ... _ . I
On exhibition with the manuscript ] ■
are two copies of the true first edition !
of “Alice." now exceedingly rare and
among collectors 6ne of the most cov- |
eted of books. With them, too, is a five-1:
page pamphlet. "Who will riddle me the
how and the why?” signed by Carroll, i
and six autograph letters, written by
him to the original of "Alice,’ Mrs.
Reginald Hargreaves, once Alice Liddell,
daughter of Dean Liddell. Alice grew
to womanhood, married and was the
mother of two sons who died in the
Author Was Instructor.
Liddell Vas dean of Christ Church,
Oxford, where Rev. Charles Lutwidge i
Dodgson. or "Lewis Carroll," to gi's
him the name by which he is best
known, was a mathematical leeturer.
In 1862 he took Dean Liddells three
little girls on an expedition up the river
from Oxford to Godstow. They had
tea on the bank there, “on which oc
casion,” wrote Dodgson in his _ diary,
"1 told them the fairy tale of Alices
Adventures Underground,’ which I un
dertook to write out ' T •.
On Christmas day, 1862. Alice Liddell
found among her presents the manu- |
script of the story, in the neat and pre
cise lettering of the author. Illustrated
with 37 pictures in pen and ink, m
which Dodgson gave further play to his
fancy. There are only 92 pages of the
manuscript, including both text and ,
illustrations. , ~, ,
"Alice's Adventures Underground is
the title on the manuscript. Afterward
the story was called "Alice s Home In
Elfland.” When Dodgson's friend,
George Macdonald, had persuaded him
to seek a publisher and one was found,
the Messrs. MacMillan of London, tne
present title. "Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland,” was adopted. Dodgson
lacked faith in the quality of his illus
trations and John Tenniel, afterward
Sir John Tenniel. was asked to make a
new set. When the book came out in
July, 1865, the printing of the pictures
■was found defective, and this actual,
now very rare, first edition was with
drawn. A substitute edition, issued In
November, 1865, but dated 1866, prompt
ly took its place.
Manuscript Brought $79,000.
Os the two copies of the real first
edition in the exhibition at the Library
of Congress, one was Dodgson’s own
copy, and is interleaved with the orig
inal pencil drawings made by Tenniel.
The other is an autographed presenta
tion copy from Dodgson to Mrs. G. Lillie
Craik, who was "Miss Mulock,” the
author of "John Halifax. Gentleman.”
The manuscript was purchased by Dr.
A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1928 for a little
more than *79.000. At the same time
Dr. Rosenbach purchased the Craik
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copv of the first edition of “Alice” for j
$25,000. Dodgson's copy also came into
the possession of Dr. Rosenbach. as
well as the pamphlet. "Who Will Riddle
Me the How and the Why?" and the let- j
ters written by Dodgson to Mrs. Har- ;
greaves. The entire collection was pur- I
chased, according to newspaper reports,
for something like $150,000 by Mr.
Innumerable editions of the "Ad
ventures” have appeared In the English
language. French children read "Ad
ventures d'Alice au Pays de Merveilles”;
German children "Alice Abenteuer in
Wunderland”: Dutch children “Llze's
Avonturen in het Wonderland": Italian
children "Le Avventure d'Alice nel
Paese della Meraviglie.” There have
been other translations, including one
In Chinese, the title of which, trans
lated literally, reads. “The Record of
Ah-llsu's Wanderings and Travels in
Strange Regions.” With its companion
piece, "Through the Looking Glass,”
the story has been dramatized. The
characters of “Alice's Adventures” and
their savings are known, in short, from
the nursery up through all the seven
ages of man.
HOOVER NOTE MOVES
Teguy Thanks Executive for Let
ter of Condolence on Death
By the Associated Press.
The State Department yesterday
made public a message of thanks from
President Campis Teguy of Uruguay to
President Hoover for the latter's mes
sage of condolence on the death of
former President Batlee Y. Ordonez.
"I was profoundly moved to re
ceive,” the Uruguayan President's mes
sage said, "the expression of sympathy
of your excellency In the name of the
people of the United States and in
your own on the occasion of the great
loss Incurred by Uruguay through the
death of the eminent citizen, Don Jose
Batlee Y. Ordonez.”
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Crash Pilot Convicted.
PONTIAC. Mich.. October 26 f/Ps.
Frank Wrede. 29 years old. of Detroit,
pleaded guilty in Circuit Court here to
day to a charge of Involuntary man
slaughter growing out of an airplane
accident in which Joseph Kel, 25 years
old, also of Detroit, was killed. Wrede,
student pilot, was flying the plane Octo-
I ber 13 while stunting He was placed
I on probation for two years.
IN AUTO WRECK
Woman Asks $25,000 Dam
ages, Claiming Daughter
Injured Her in His Car.
Suit to recover $25,000 damages was
filed yesterday In the District Supreme
j Court against Representative Robert
I Crosser of Ohio by Mrs. Mary A. Young.
' who resides in the R-S Building of the
Government dormitories, for alleged
| personal injuries sustained in an auto
| mobile accident. The suit is based on
"the family car” doctrine as the ma-
I chine was being driven by Miss Justice
Crosser. a daughter of the defendant.
According to the declaration filed
through Attorney Alvin L. Newmeyer,
Mrs. Young was a passenger in a car
driven by her daughter, Grace Young,
in the Depar;ment of Agriculture
grounds September 16. The collision
was caused, it is claimed, by the negli
gence of the daughter of Mr. Crosser,
i who is said to have driven her car at
| an excessive speed and to have refused
I to give the right of way to the Young
The claim is made that Mr. Crosser
had provided an automobile for the
use of his family, including the daugh
ter who was driving at the time of the
collision, and is liable for injuries sus
tained by persons struck by the ve
IRISH ABANDON LOAN.
Free State Finds Present Condi
DUBLIN, October 26 The Free
State government has definitely aban
doned its intention of floating a na
tional loan this year. The New York
market is considered unfavorable, and
the London market is unavailable be
cause the Free State refuses to agree to
a royal veto on legislation likely to af
fect stockholders. The raising of the
London bank rate also has been an
The Free State will carry on by short
term borrowings until conditions are
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Describe Country as Rich in
Agricultural and Fruit
A land overflowing with the milk
and honey of great possibilities, a
country whose climate surpasses the
most perfect seasons of the French
| Riviera and a region so rich in ro
\ mantle and picturesque traditions that
it might well have been the inspira
tion of the Arabian Nights tales, is
the Morocco of today as painted by
one of its leading citizens, Senor Jose
Perez Caballeroy Molto, who has ar
rived in Washington from his African
A short four years ago. Morocco held
j the attention of the world as the scene
; of one of the bitterest native upris
ings recorded in modern history. The
i Riffs, a native tribe, warlike and fear- .
less, held the Colonial armies pf both
i France and Spain at bay over a period
i of many months, until through a wise
agreement of the two European nations
i to work in accord over their mutual
Colonial problem, a peace was affected
with the native tribes which has con
tinued down to the present day.
Morocco Makes Progress.
"As a result,” said Senor Caballeroy.
"Morocco has been able to make great
progress in its cultivation. Many fine
roads have been built throughout the
country—flourishing farms are to be
seen everywhere, where they use the
most modern of American machines ]
i and implements and vast tracts are
being irrigated and cultivated in rice, j
j wheat and fruits, the richness of whose \
harvests are not excelled anywhere in
Senor Caballeroy. who has been ac
companied to this country by a promi
nent. engineer of Casablanca. Morocco,
M. Paul Guillemet, has come to the
United States for the express purpose
of studying agricultural methods of all I
kinds, but grapefruit cultivation in par
M. Guillemet, who Is consulting engi- ;
■ neer and director of the Compania
Agricola del Lukus, an organization of
Morrocan financiers who are capltaliz- ,
ln~ many great agricultural undertak- j
ings in the African province, will make i
a special study of the irrigation methods
employed in California, the Imperial
Valley in particular.
Admires American Progress.
Senor Caballeroy. is an enthusiastic
' admirer of American progress and agri
j cultural achievements. "Nowhere in
I the world.” he said, "have they accom- j
plished the great agricultural success
that they have in the United States.
Nowhere is farming and fruit raising
carried on upon the gigantic scale that
it is here. American implements are ;
the best in the world and all over my j
country, you will find American farm
Implements and machines used on the
"The soil of Morrocco is so rich it is i
possible to grow the finest, kinds of I
fruits and grains. I feel that we have
a great future in my country for the
American grapefruit, which so .far, is
practically unknown there.”
Senor Caballeroy Intends not only to :
studv the cultivation of grapefruit but
to take back to Morrocco, great quanti- j
ties of seeds which he will cultivate on |
a 30,000-acre estate, recently purchased
by himself and a group of friends. Al- !
though but a rough wilderness tract. |
when purchased two years ago, 10.000
acres have already been Irrigated and
are now under cultivation.
No Importation Ban.
As there is no importation ban in
Morocco, it is possible to bring in the
products of other countries without dif
ficulty. Senor Caballeroy. although a
son of a distinguished Spanish family
of ancient lineage, served during the
World War in the French Army Avia
tion Corps. His companion. M. Guille
met. also served in the French army
and was so severely wounded that as a
SEES RICHES IN MOROCCO
• Left to right: Senor Peru Caballeroy Molto and M. Paul Guillemet.
—Star Staff Photo. j
result his right arm and hand are al
most completely paralyzed.
M. Guillemet was one of the fiVst
white men to settle in Morocco, and
he states that when he first went to j
that country in 1912 it was necessary ;
to wear the native dress in order to go i
about in safety.
“Now,” smiled Senor Caballeroy, at !
a query as to whether there was not
' still a certain amount of danger out
side of the cities from native tribesmen.
! “I would go anywhere in the country !
alone with a large amount of money on
me and feel that I was as safe as I
would be on the boulevards of Paris." -
Senor Caballeroy and M. Guillemet
i will remain in the United States for
about six weeks, when they will return
: to Morocco to start upon the new en
i terprise of grapefruit raising, which
they feel confident will result in the
i same success as has attended the cul
i tivatlon of the fruit in this county.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
! University of Maryland Woman’s,
Club will be entertained at tea this aft- j
j ernoon by Dr. Jane Sherzer at her
: home on R street.
A hike through the woods via Tux
edo will be taken this afternoon by the
Red Triangle Outing Club, which will
meet at 2:30 at Fifteenth street and
| New York avenue. Miss Frankie Ross
i will lead.
Dr. Skinner will lead the Wander
lusters on their hike this afternoon. !
starting from the end of the Mount
| Pleasant car line at 2:45.
American Association of University
Women will take a hike this afternoon, !
1 meeting at the Alta Vista Station (Rock
| ville ear line) at 3 o’clock. Mr. and
Mrs. Enoch Johnson, leaders.
Parcel post sale of Areme Chapters
will take place tomorrow morning at
905 G street, starting at 10 o’clock.
Lincoln Woman's Relief Corps meets
tomorrow' evening in the G. A. R. Hall
i at 8 o'clock.
i Executive board of the American
Woman's Legion will meet at the Wil
lard Hotel tomorrow morning at 11
North Capitol Citizens' Association
will meet tomorrow night at the Mc-
Kinley High School, Second and T
Federation of Women’s Clubs meets
tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the
Roosevelt Hotel. Arthur Deerin Cab,
editor of the Peace Advocate, will speak
on “Three Discoveries Made in Europe
This Summer" at the morning session.
Miss Rita Rozada, Spanish contralto, |
I will be featured in the musical hour
on the afternoon program. Mrs. Edgar
Meritt, president, will preside.
Midcity Citizens' Association will
! meet tomorrow evening at the Thom- I
son School, Twelfth and L streets, at j
8 o’clock. Annual election of officers
and reports of committees on program.
Business Women's Council will * give
| its annual "get-to-gether” dinner Tues
day evening at 6:30 at the Church of
the Covenant. All members invited.
Loyal Knights of the Round Table
will meet at the University Club for
luncheon Tuesday at 12:30. The
speaker will be Rear Admiral Frederick
C. Billard, commandant of the Coast
Guard. "Bob'' Morgan of the Y. M.
! C. A. will be the pianist.
Members and friends of the Army
and Navy Chapter, D. A. R., are looking
forward with interest to the annual
card party to De held at Wardman
Park Hotel, November 5, at 2:30 o'clock.
U. S. S. Jacob Jones Post. No. 2,
American Legion, will hold a Halloween
dance at the Marine Barracks. Eighth
street southeast, Thursday night.
Card party for the benefit of St.
Teresa’s Church will be given in the
Masonic Temple. Eighth and F streets
northeast. Tuesday, at 8:30 o'clock.
Teachers' Union will hold its third
annual luncheon Saturday at 12:30 at
the Men's Club. 1320 G street. Frede
ric William Wile will speak.
James J. Yaden will address the Con
duit Road Citizens' Association tomor
row evening at 8 o'clock at St. David's
Parish Hall on Conduit road. His sub
ject, "The Electoral School Board.”
Wheel of Progress meets Tuesday
night at the Washington Hotel at 8
o'clock. Amos Hawk will speak on the
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DISASTERS IN U. S.
AT RECORD TOTAL
Red Cross Reports Aid Ex
tended in 117 Catas
trophes in Year.
Disasters in this country during the
year ending June 30 were greater in
number than in any previous year since
the organization of the American Red
Cross, John Barton Payne, chairman,
The organization aided in relief work
incidental to 117 catastrophes in the
United States, three in its insular
possessions and 11 in foreign nations.
Expenditures in the United States and
insular possessions totaled $8,020,000.
I The American Red Cross spent $76,300
in relieving distress in foreign nations
where earthquakes, floods and other
problems caused appeals to be made
through the League of Red Cross
Disaster relief expenditures of the
Red Cross during the past seven years
have aggregated $53,800,000. Os this
; sum. $6,550,000 was contributed from
: the organization's treasury. Payne re
vealed that the annual roll call for
members had resulted in the collection
The disaster statistics show that the
Red Crass gave assistance in 44 tor
nadoes and 42 floods in the past year,
j Other types of catastrophies were much
' lower in frequency, there having been
12 fires, eight hurricanes, five cyclones,
three each of earthquakes and epi
demics, and one or two each of cloud
bursts. explosions, forest fires, mine
explosions, shipwrecks, storms and
Relief to Half Million.
In the United States, the Red Cross
gave help to 134.000 persons. In Porto
Rico, following the West Indies hurri
cane. relief was given to more than a
Following the floods in the South
eastern States, the organizations gave
seed, feed and other rehabilitation to
farmers. In a foH6w-up health pro
gram, developed to meet pellagra and
other deficiency diseases, the Red Crosa
sponsored a public health nursing serv
ice, and more recently a nutrition
service, to teach proper diet and food
Support for this work all comes from
the annual roll call for members. Judge
Pavne said A heavier response to the
plea to join the organization means
more funds available to meet calls for
relief. The roll call is held from
Armistice day to Thanksgiving day.
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| ANCIENT HUTS REVEALED.
Settlement Brought to Light by
Sinking Lake in Germany.
! WANDLITZ, Germany (IP)— A set
tlement of pile dwellings, 1.000 years
old. was laid bare here by the sinking
1 of the water level in Sahmer Lake.
Scientists assume that the settlement
was built by the Wends who came to
this region about 900 A. D. The hut»
1 were still in good condition.
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