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_THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD J
VOLUME xxxxm___BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1913 12 PAGES NUMBER 109
CHAUFFEUR MAY TELL OF
AIDING THAW TO ESCAPE
MAN WHO DROVE CAR
EOR THAW ESCAPE
IS “UP AGIST IT”
,i-_ ■ -■
Threatens to Tell Details of
Escape and Complicate
Situation
OPENLY ADMITS HIS
PART IN THE AFFAIR
“Gentleman Roger” Thompson, Dare
devil Chauffeur, in Need of
V Money and Says It’s Up to
the Thaws
Sherbrooke, ttneher, Aiien-t 22.
MCentlemsn Roger" Thompson, the
New York ehnnffeur, brill ,.— cr fhe
dominion Immigration lnwn ns baring
aided Hnrry K. Thaw, legally a luna
tic, to cross the Cunndiun frontier, an
nounced from his cell tonight that be
wan "up ngalnat It,” and that If the
Thaw family did not come to his rescue
he would perhaps In Justlee to himself
be forced to tell nil be knows about
Thaw's escape from Msttenwnn and
thus complicate the proceedings under
which Thaw's lawyers hope to obtain
his relessr on a writ of habeas eorpns
next Wednesday.
Tonight Thompson rem.oved the smoked
eye-glasses he has worn since his arrest
and openly admitted that the name
"Mitchell Thompson” he had given the
authorities was fictitious and that in real
• ' tty he Is Roger Thompson, car sales
man and daredevil chauffeur, who drove
the black machine which whisked Stan
ford White's stayer away from Mattea
wan. •
SAYS ITS NOW
UP TO THE THAWS
"Sure, I'm Roger Thompson,” he said.
"I need money and help now and it is
up lo the Thaws. I was 'framed up' in
getting in this case and they ought to
stand by me now. I have not a cent
and if they admitted me to ball I couldn't
raise the money. Even if I could I would
be arrested tf J crossed the New York
state line. It’s rough stuff. The other
foup fellows mixed up in the game made
their getaway. But t stuck to Thaw to
the finish and mi the goet. That's pretty
hard."
"What about the details of the escape?"
he was asked.
"Don’t ask me." said Thompson. "I
can't talk about that now."
Thaw- In a cell above "Gentleman Rog
er" refused even to admit he had ever
seen him. "Oh, that man," he exclaimed.
"You know 1 can’t talk about him."
COUNSEL OBTAINED
FOR THOMPSON
Counsel has been employed for Thomp
son by the Thaw family and it was
through their efforts that his arraignment
today as a violator of the immigration
laws was postponed until Friday next.
Ills lawyer is Louis St. ]<aiirerU of Que
bec. It was admitted by the chauffeur
that "the Thaws" had retained St. Lau
rent and that they expected him (Thomp
son) to "keep his trap shut.” He added
grimly that lie thought they ought to
do more than gtve him a lawyer.
"A1I they want." he said, "is to keep
my case separate from Thaw's. I wish
I hadn't mixed up in It."
Thaw had a quarrel with his many at
torneys today. They had warned him to
issue no statements but lie insisted on
talking about w'hat he described as an
omission on the part of newspapers in
Canada and the United States in not
printing in full a recent statement of his
lawyers quoting William Travers Jerome
as saying Thaw was sane.
BRITISH IDEA
OF FAIR PLAY
"This omission has outraged the Brit
ish Idea of fair play," said Thaw. "They
believe in a square deal." He fidglted as
he spoke, bit his nails to the quick and
rumpled up a pile of letters and tele
grams on the pine table in Ids coll. On
the window sill stood a bouquet of wild
flowers sent him by an anonymous wom
an sympathizer. Over the pine table
sprawled the remnants of a meal served
by a local hotel. Thaw's appetite ap
parently is good, for only bits of food
remained. "But I haven't had a thing
to drink hut water," he smiled.
Whitewashed walls encompass Thaw
An iron cot stands in the cell corner. He
makes ills toilet at an iron sink.
M. LaForce, the jailer, said tonight that
his observations indicated Thaw "had
spells." "He’s queer," lie said, "but he
has behaved fine."
Dr. Joseph E. Noel, the jail physician,
•who has examined Thaw dally, said this
afternoon that he regarded him as sane.
It was said tile doctor had been watch
ing Thaw’s actions at the request of the
dominion Immigration authorities. Wheth
er he submitted Ills findings to them
f< finally he declined to say.
During his varying moods today Thaw
■was reminded of the predicament in which
bis escape from Matteawan had placed
Howard Barnum. the old gate keeper,
past whom he fled to freedom.
"That's too bad,” said Thaw. "Barnum
didn't know a thing about what I was
going to do. He was a victim of circum
stances. He is innocent and the charge
against him should never have been
made.”
Thaw telegraphed instructions tonight
to William Van Amee, his attorney at
(Continued on Page Twelve)
DETECTIVES TRAIL
MEN WHO ASSISTED
THAW IN HIS ESCAPE
Three Men Tracked to New
York City But are Still
at Large
ONLY ONE NOW
UNACCOUNTED FOR
Jerome Named to Represent State In
Procuring Thaw’s Return to Newr
York Jurisdiction—Will Not
Go to Canada
New York. August 22.—Detectives
trailing three of the five men who
aided Harry K. Thaw to escape from
the Matteawan asylum notified the
Dutchess county authorities today that
two of the fugitives had been in the
city Wednesday night, tyut that none of
them could now be found.
Richard I. Butler and Eugene Duffy
the detectives state, spent money freely
in Broadway cafes during their brief
stay here after Thaw’s escape, boasted
that they had foiled the police and
told their cronies they were going to
Atlantic City. Michael O’Keefe, the
third man. had not been there ho far
as detectives could learn, since Thaw's
escape.
Roger Thompson is now' under arrest
at Sherbrooke, leaving only one of the
quintet—Thomas Flood—to be ac
counted for. The detectives believe
has was the reticent man with Thomp
son when Thaw’ was arrested.
JEROME WILL
REPRESENT STATE
Albany, N. Y., August 22.—William Tra
vers Jerome, former district attorney of
New York county, was appointed by At
torney General Carmody today a special
deputy attorney general to represent the
state in procuring the return of Harry K.
Thaw to New York's jurisdiction. He was
selected because of his familiarity with
the Thaw qase, gained in the two murder
trials and as special counsel in several of
Thaw's attempts to establish his sanity.
It is not tiie present intetion to send Mr.
Jerome to Canada, but to employ his
services in procuring the extradition of
Thaw from any state to which he may be
• deported from Canada. Attorn*# Gettersl
Carmody said tonight he hud reason to
believe Vermont would be the state to
which the fugitive would be returned andj
that the date would be next Wednesday.
Earlier in the day a similar announce
ment was made by Acting Governor Glynn
and was embodied in a telegram to Gov
ernor Fletcher of Vermont, requesting Ids
good offices in effecting an expeditious re
turn of Thaw to New York.
Discussion Refused
Neither Mr. Glynn nor Mr. Carmody
would discuss the source of their informa
tion. but it Is known that the attorney
general was in telephones communication
with his deputy in Canada. Some sur
prise was expressed at the apparent cer
tainty of these officials that Thaw would j
be deported next Wednesday, as that is
the date set for hearing his habeas cor
pus application at Sherbrooks, Quebec.
Both gubernatorial claimants received
commonicaftons during the day from fed
eral authorities respecting the Thaw ex
tradition. *
Secretary of State Bryan telegraphed
to Mr. Sulaer and wrote to Mr. Glynn, ap
prising them that he would do what no
could in the matter, although hampered
by lack of authority. A telegram to M{\
Glynn and Mr. Carmody from Secretary
of Jjaboi* Wilson whs of the same im
port.
No Official Titles
Mr. Bryan employed no official titles In
addressing either Mr. Sulzer or Mr. Glynn.
This is his letter to Acting Governor
Glynn:
“Replying to your telegram, which is
signed by you jointly with the attorney
general of the state of New York. I beg
leave to state that as the case of Harry |
K. Thaw, who is reported' to be in cua- !
tody In the province of Quebec, with a j
view to his deportation tinder the Cana-!
dian immigration laws, is not in its pres-'
ent aspect within our extradition treaties j
with Great Britain; it is not a matter in]
any respect in which the department is in (
a position to make a request of the Brit-'
ish or Canadian government. Steps, how- j
ever, have been taken to bring the mat-1
ter in a personal sense to the notice of the
Canadian authorities with a view to such
action as they may find themselves justi
fied in voluntarily taking.”
No Discrimination
Ottawa, August 22.—Instructions have
been sent to the Immigration officers at
Sherbrooke, it was officially announced
tonight, when Harry K. Thaw comes into
their hands there must be no discrimi
nation against him.
There is reason to believe that this
means he will be sent to New York state,
hut, on rejection, will be returned by
the Vermont route, as would an ordinary
person coming iq by the way Thaw did,
and subsequently denied domicile in Can
ada • IT .
4 FIFTY MINERS KIMiF.I) 4
♦ - ♦
4 Bangalore, Ind., August 22.—Fifty 4
4 miners were killed today when the 4
4 cage in which they were riding 4
4 in the Mysore gold mine fell to 4
4 the bottom of the shaft. 4
t J
_
STRIKING MINERS MAKE
READY FOR LONG STRUGGLE
Calumet, Mich.. August 22.—That the
Western Federation of Minors Is pre
paring for a long struggle In the cop
per mining strike district is indi
cated by preparations begun today to
send children of strikers to other cit
ies. It Is stated that between .100 and
1000 children will be sent to homes lit
Marquette county alone.
The Inquest Into the death iof Alois
TijRn, one of the two vlotlmh of the
light between deputies and strikers at
Patnesdale recently, was adjourned to
day.
The strikers busied themselves to
day with preparation* for the \isit to
morrow of John Mitchell, of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, which will
be made the occasion for big demon
stration In Calumet and Houghton,
where Mr. Mitchell will speak.
Walter B. Palmer, special investiga
tor for the federal department of la
bor, has given up efforts to bring the
strikers and operators together, be
cause of the determination of the com
panies not to recognize the federation,
byt he is continuing his investigation of
condition*.
FIGURED PROMINENTLY IN ESCAPE
AND ARREST OF HARRY K. THAW
HECTOR VERRET, K. C., WHO
MADE OllT CANADIAN PAPERS
DEPUTY SHERIFF B. H. KELSEA
ROGER THOMPSON
io Deputy Mieritl Kelson ot Coos county, H., is given the credit tor the capture of Harry K. Thaw, the
fugitive from Matteawan. Hector Verret, a Coaticook barrister, signed the commitment papers which sent
Thaw to jail. Verret has also been retained by Deputy Sheriff Kelsea to represent the latter in his claim
for the $500 reward for the capture of Thaw. Roger Thompson, whose photograph is also show n above,
is one of five men who aided Thaw in his escape from Matteawan.
•*••••••...............
B
Spirit of Conciliation and
Compromise Pervades Chi
cago Gathering—Confer
With McAdoo
Chicago, August 22.—A spirit of con
ciliation and compromise toward the
Owen-Glass currency bill as It is be
lieved will be amended, was manifested
at a conference of leading bankers from
all parts of the country held here to
day. Before the conference adjourns
tomorrow it is expected that resolutions
recommending several important
etfkitges Ii‘. ir».‘ .wfTeucy"bpl now pend
ing In' 'Congress will be adopted and
that the hankers will use their in
fluence to assist President Wilson in
obtaining currency legislation.
The change in the attitude of the
bankers developed after George M.
Reynolds, president of the Continental
and Commercial National bank, had
addressed the meeting and told of an
important conference he held in New
York yesterday with Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo, at which amend
ments to the currency bill desired by
the bankers were discussed and as
surances given that the administration
was willing to remedy every reasonable
objection to the measure.
Discussed Attitude
Mr. Reynolds was summoned to New
York to confer with Secretary MeAdoo
last Wednesday to discuss the attitude
of the bankers toward the proposed
legislation. Mr. Reynolds outlined the
bankers' principal objections to the
measure.
In addressing the conference today
Mr. Reynolds said:
"If we act wisely, I believe we will
be able to obtain material modifications
in the Owen-Glass currency bill now
pending In Congress.
"I spent yesterday with Secretary
MeAdoo In New York t.nu we calked
about the bill and on* objections to It
and be assured me the administration
desired to do all in its power in rem
edying defects of which we have com
plained. Many amendments to the origi
nal bill already leave been made. Sev
eral Important defects pointed out by
us have beeh corrected and I think we
can get other oencessions If we go
about It in a spirit of conciliation and
compromise anti express a willingness
to meet the government half way.
Willing to Listen
"I have had considerable contact with
those In control of tills bill in Congress,
and l have found they are willing to listen
and want to be fair. I predict that if we
meet the government in the proper spirit,
that a deal reasonably satisfactory to the
bankers and business men may be passed
at the present session.
We probably will not be able to get ev
erything we want, but I believe President
Wilson can put through some kind of a
currency bill and I favor co-operating with
him in securing the best measure that
political exigencies will permit.
"I believe we can get the number of
federal reserve banks reduced from 12 to
five or six; that we can have changes
made in the clause referring to the chair
man of the federal reserve hoard which
will remove It from politics, and that we
can have the advisory committee of hank
ers clothed with the power veto in connec
tion with the management of the reserve
banks.”
Mr. Reynolds was vigorously applauded
and a moment later the attitude of, the
bankers toward the new currency bill ap
parently had changed fr.om opposition to
willingness to compromise.
Policy of Conciliation
T. J. Wade of St. Louis also urged a pol
icy of conciliation and indorsed everything
Mr. Reynolds had said.
“if we cannot agree among ourselves In
regard to the kind of currency law that Is
needed, what can we expect of Congress, '
he said. "We Indorsed the Aldrich cur
rency bill by unanimous vote, and It never
got out of committee. Now we have a
chance to get a bill passed and we should
endeavor to get the best measure possible
under the circumstances. There already
have been fiO<» changes made in the oill
since it was introduced and i believe we
can get many more if we go about It In
the right way."
Other speakers urged the adoption of
the same policy in discussing the meas
ure.
James R. Forgau of Chicago opened the
discussion by introducing a set of reso
| lutlons pointing out what he considered
defects in the bill and advising that Con
[ gress be asked not to pass any cur
rency legislation at the present session,
{Continued am Fsge Might)
CAMINETTI WILL
NOT DENY STORY
OF LOLA NORRIS
Would Rather Go to Jail Than Throw
Shadow' of Doubt on Accuracy of
Her Statement, He
Says
San Francisco. August 22.—"No matter
what happens to me. I shall not deny any
statement by Lola Norris regarding the
Reno elopement. I have the greatest
rccpect for Miss Norris and would rather
go to jail for life than throw a shadow
of a doubt on the accuracy of her testi
mony."
This was the statement made today by
F. Drew Caminetti, who goes to trial next
Tuesday under an indictment for viola
tion of the Mann white slave act under
which his companion, Maury T. Diggs,
likewise was convicted.
Marshal B. Woodworth of counsel for
the defertse, stated that Caminetti would
take the stand in his own benalf, but
would not deny the story that is to be
told by Miss Norris.
Caminetti*8 story will not be the same
as that told by Miss Norris." said Wood
worth, "but the gird's story on the whole
will be credited. Caminetti will not dis
cuss his relations with Norris*. His
titlo-nevs and his iflatihove been nr
successful lrt their attempts to get him
to tell of these affairs."
Caminetti denied a rumor that he would
plead guilty and throw himself on the
court’s mercy.
DEATH COMES IN
ANSWER TO PRAYER
New York Girl Prayed for End That
She Might Join Her Lover in An
other World
Yonkers, N. Y„ August 22.—Ruth Hamil
ton died today in answer to her prayers.
Brief periods of lucidity during the night
were spent by the I1?-year-old Boston girl
in praying that she might join her boy
lover. Charles Rich, who shot and killed
himself after mortally wounding her
Wednesday night.
They had been sweethearts a few
months and had agreed to die together.
"Oh, why don't 1 die? Why didn’t he
shoot me right? I want to be buried with
him," she moaned continually, unheeding
the tears of her mother and sister. The
motive for the death pact as given at the
bedside was the girl’s worry over heart
j disease and a recent injury which Rich
; sustained, making both discouraged at the
future’s prospect.
! MUSIC AS OPPOSED
TO MILITANCY
Missouri Women Would Soothe Men
With Harmony and Gently Ex
tract the Ballot
Kansas City. August 22.—Music not mili
tancy is to be used by Missouri women in
their campaign for the ballot, according
to Mrs. E. R. Curry, a local suffragette
leader, who today with a group of her co
woikers, welcomed the Missouri suffrage
band. It comprised all women from
Maryville. Mo. It passed through here
on a tour of the central sections.
“The music has a charm for the skv
age breast of man and we will get him to
grant women the ballot." Is their slogan
In touting the country fairs.
NO “X-RAY^SKIRTS
FOR LOS ANGELES
Chief of Police Recommends Ordi
nance Specifically Forbidding
Them on Streets
Los AnKeles, August 22,-Omeial Lob
Angeles today enjoined the wearing of
the so-called X-ray dress on the streets.
Chief of Police Sebastian said if he found
present laws inadequate he would recom
mend the passage of .an ordinance spe
Iclflcaliy forbidding the public appearance
of womeft in diaphonous or abbreviated
ralhient.
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TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1— Chauffeur, may tell of aiding Thaw to
escape.
Bankers anxious to change currency
bill.
Minority wage* strong light on wool
schedule.
Huerta may consider action.
Bryan indorses currency hill.
2— Graves puts no faith In report.
3— Bulzer upheld in position.
4— Editorial comment.
5— Important that delegates should reg
ister.
Acrid discussion on paving street.
Submit preliminary plan for grade
crossing.
I Howard to be eo-educatlonal.
G—Society.
7— Sports.
8— Gaynor to head independent ticket.
9— Wave of burglary sweeps Decaturs.
11— Markets.
12— Sheriff believes Dave Tar via sane.
Opposition May Cause Vote
to Be Delayed Until Next
Week—Substitutes In
troduced
Washington, August 22.—Stubborn
oposition to free raw wool and the
radical reductions in woolen manufac
tures proposed in the democratic tariff
bill was conducted by republicans of
the Senate all day today and will be
resumed tomorrow.
Senators Warren of Wyoming and
Penrose, of Pennsylvania addressed the
Senate fyr six hours, the former char
• "• - ’’ ‘ -
acterlslng the proposed bill as "tariff
for-politlcs-only instead of for revenue
only,” and the latter asserting that the
woolen schedule as prepared by the ma
jority was "distinctly against Ameri
ca and for Europe.”
Third Substitute
In the midst of the day's discussion.
Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin intro
duced tlie third minority substitute for
the woolen schedule, the others having
been proposed by Senators Penrose and
| Smoot. The wide divergence of minor
ity views on the. subject of wool demon
strated in this triumvirate of measures,
was pleasing to democratic leaders, who
confidently asserted that they did not
need to talk because “we have the
votes.”
Chairman Simmons of the finance com
mittee and other majority members to
get a vote on the woolen schedule by
tomorrow night, the vote may be pro
longed until next week, Senators Smoot
and I#aFollette planning to debate the
measure at length.
Senator LaFollette’s proposal was
distinguished chiefly by its fate of 15
per cent ad valorem on first grade raw
wool, a rate originally suggested by
democrats of the House ways and
means committe before President Wil
'son insisted upon free raw wool. The
l.aFollette measure also proposed that
second grade raw wools be free and
would provide ad valorem instead of
specific rates throughout, contrary to
the recommendations of the tariff board
and the views of ills republicn col
leagues, Senators Root and Penrose.
British Standpoint
“From the British standpoint,” said
Senator Penrose of the democratic
woolen schedule, ‘tills bill is almost
too good to be believed. It actually car
ries many rates of duty much lower
and more favorable to British Interests
than the New York importers repre
senting the foreign manufacturers
dared to ask for.”
His own amendment Senator Penrose
believed ,to be in accordance with tHe
desires of the great majority of the
American people for protection, while
making considerable reductions from
the existing law’. “These are real and
substantial reductions,” he said, “but
it is believed that the rates proposed
will save wool growing and wool man
ufacturing from Herious Injury.”
Senator Warren in a lengthy analysis
of the w'ool situation, declared that un
der * the proposed law imemnse sums
would be lost to the producers of wool
without benefit to the sonsumed.
Senator Xi*pplt of Rhode Island criti
cised the action of the finance commit
tee majority in reducing the House
rate of 15 per cent on combed wool or
tops to 5 per cent, a rate which re
publican leaders said today they bad
reason to believe 'would be changed to
10 per cent when the bill reached con
ference. The Rhode Island senator as
serted that the domestic cost of con
verting raw wool into combed tops was
nearly twice as much as the foreign
cost.
“Talk about free wool,” said Senator
Lippitt. “I have 6 per cent duty on tops
is worse, it .is bounty as far as foreign
wool tops are concerned.”
Senator Stone, in charge of the wool
schedule, failed in an effort to get an
agrement for a vote on the wool sched
ule tomorrow’ evening.
Traffic Resumed
l Willemstad t. Curacao. August l!:’.
Traffic wit 1) the town of Coro in
the Venezuelan state of Falcon fol
lowing the government’s defeat of the
rebels, has been resumed and me Cara
cas government today authorised the
Venezuelan consul here to forward ves
sels with merchandise to that port.
BRYAN INDORSES.
CURRENCY BILL AS
FRAMEDBY GLASS
Action Wins Signal Victory
For Administration
Supporters
px ^
j PRESIDENT DOES NOT
WANT AMENDMENT
Vigorous Assertions of Bryan in Let
ter Breaks Down Defense of “In
surgent” Leaders—Under
wood Resolution Adopted

Washington. August ae..—Supporter* of j
the administration currency hill stored
an important victory In the House demo
cratic caucus today, when thej brought
to their aid an unqualified Indorsement of
the measure from Secretary Bryan and
defeated the proposed “insurgent” amend
ments that would have prohibited Inter
locking directorates in national or state
hanks incorporated under the proposed
new law.
Secretary Bryan in a letter addressed to
Chairman Glass of the currency commit
tee approved the bill as it stands, declar
ing President Wilson had recognised fun
damental rights of popular control in its
provisions. He asserted that the plank of
the democratic platform against interlock
ing directorates was aimed chiefly at
trusts, and he urged democrats to “stand
by the President” and not to load down
the currency hill, with any amendments
which might endanger its early pasage.
Make Counter Proposal
Fortified with the hacking of one of the
makers of the Baltimore platform. Rep
resentatives Glass and Underwood met the
demand for an amendment to prohibit in
terlocking directorates with a counter pro
posal that the democrats of the Iloues
take up general legislation against inter
locking directorates at the next session.
A resolution by Representative Under
wood, adopted by a vote of 130 to GO, re
ferred the entire subject to the demo
cratic members of the judiciary committee
of the House and directed them to bring
In a bill at the next session of Congress
that would prevent interlocking director
ates of all kinds.
Administration leaders tonight said the
large vote that supported the Underwood
motion and the hearty approval that
greeted Secretary* Bryan’s indorsement
bf the bill, assured the approval of the
complete Glass hill with but little change.
There remain several important amend
ments to be considered, but It was de
clared that the only Important modifica
tion would l>e a change to mafce it.clear
that the agricultural paper wtil be given
the ‘,'ame iwllt ca* '-ammerckc? or Indus
trial paper.
Brings Out Bryan Letter
The amendment over which the fight
waged throughout the day had been of
fered by Representative Neeley of Kan
sas, one of the so-called "insurgent” mem
bers of the banking and currency com
mittee. It was not until near the close
of the session that Chairman Glass, after
declaring that President Wilson did not
want such an amendment Incorporated In
the bill, brought forth the Bryan letter.
Fie also produced a letter addressed to
him by Samuel Untermyer, who was
counsel for the Pujo money trust commit
tee, saying he did not believe the inter
locking directorate provision should be in
the currency bill.
Objecting members who had questioned
Mr. Glass' Interpretation of the Presi
dent's attitude, gave way before the vig
orous assertions of ^Secretary Bryan and
a vote quickly settled the question.
In his letter Mr. Bryan declared that
for mahy years he had advocated a law
preventing a duplhating of directorates.
wnue the principle applies to banks
ns well as to trust*—although I think
in a less degree,” the Seseretary wrote,
"the plan lias been considered mainly as
a meaiiH of dealing with the trust evil
Competition cannot he effectively pre
vented w'here the same men act us di
rectors of competing companies,
”1 am as much in favor of tlie rem
edy now as I was when I began to ad
vocate it; In fact, more so, because re
cent disclosures have given further proof
of the employment of tills means of
eliminating competition; but i do not
think it wise to make It a part of the
pending currency bill. In attempting to
secure remedial legislation, care must be
taken not lo overload a good measure
with amendments, however good those
amendments nuiy he in themselves. A
boat may he sunk Ir von attempt to make
it carry loo much, however valuable the
merchandise.
"A bill is usually tlie result of a com
promise. Tlie President and Secretary
McAdoo in conjunction with the eliair
man of the currency committees of the
House and Senate, have formulated a
tentative measure. It was prepared after
extended investigation and the compari
son of views. It embodies certain provi
sions or great Importance, and Is, f be
lieve. fundamentally sound. Tlje provi
sion in regard to the government Issue
of tlie notes to he loaned to the banks
Is the first triumph of the people in con
nection with currency legislation in a gen
eration. it is hat'd to overestimate the
value of this feattue of the hill.
Provides Government Control
In the second place, the bill provides
for government control of tlie Issues of
this money—thut is, control, through a
board composed of government officials
appointed by tlie President with tlie ap
proval of tlie Senate. This is another
distinct triumph for the people, one with
out which tlie government Issue of the
money would be largely a barren victory.
The third provision In this bill, which L
regard as of first Importanc e Is the one
permitting state hanks to share with na
tional banks tiie advantages of the cur
rency system proposed.
"These three provisions are. to iny
mind, of such transcendent importance
that T am relatively hut llltlr con
cerned as to the details of the bill,
jl do not mean to say that tlie details
jure unimportant, but whatever mistakes
| may be made in details can he cor
rected euslly and son. A wrong step
In the matter of principals would he
more difficult to retrace. I take it
for granted than one who really is In
| favor of the bill will permit a dif
ference of opinion on a matter of de
j tail to lead him to Jeopardise the bill
May Be Exaggerated
The papers have, In few cast, re
ported meml>er* of Congreis an pre
senting views of which won- alleged
to he mine. I do not know to what
extent these reports may exaggerate
j what has been said uhd done, but yon
| are authorized to speak for me ind say
I that I appreciate so profoundly the
service rendered by the President t'o
the people In the stand thru no has
CCoutinued ou I'lge Twelve)
PRESIDENT HUERTA
MAY RECONSIDER HIS
REJECTION Of U. S.
PEACE PROPOSALS
Strong Intimations That
New Basis of Negotia
tions Will be En
tered Upon
FINANCIAL CRISIS
OF HUERTA POM ER
THOUGHT IMMINENT
President Wilson Postpones Readings
Mexican Message to House Until
Tuesday to Hire Huerta Time
to Act—Aspect More 9
Encouraging ,
4 4
4 H1I>0\ TO K>RKbll\T 4
4 MKSS\(iK TIKHDW 4
4 4
4 Washington. August 23.—president ♦ '/
4 Wilson’s message on tho Mexican 4
• dtnation will no I to 4
4 Congress before Tuesday. The Pree- •
4 tdent will discuss the document 4
4 with members of the Senate for- 4
* eigrt relations committee Monday. 4
L
\\ Mwliinicton, \iigiiMt 22.—The Huertn
ndtiilnlnlvntlon |u Hexlm may recon
sider its rejection of the hnsis for ne
gollntion with the I nlted states before
ne-xt Tuesday.
Strong intimations to this effect
reached official Washington tonight*
along with thp information that the
financial conditions bf the Huerta «d
miniatratlon was such thut crisis wa* -
imminent.
►Should the Huerta government de- *
cide to enter into a now basis of dis
cussion. withdrawing its contentions as
expressed in the Huerta note replying
to tho proposals communicated by Mr. ^
Hind, President Wilson in all probabil
ity will not road his message to both
houses of Congress on Tuesday, as ho
intended.
GIVE HUERTA
TIME TO ACT
The President made no effort today to
prevent the House from adouioing un
til Tuesday, it hail been supposed that
he would road the message Monday, urnf -
>i*oidd ask th leaders in Congress to
arrange a Joint session. Failure to
send any word to the leaders was In
terpreted in official circles as meaning
that the United States had practically
given the Huerta government until
Tuesday to make up its mind finally
us (o what it would do.
It Is positively reiterated that the*
United States will continue to insist ^
upon the resignation of provisional
President Huerta or an announcement
of his intention to do so. as well as
his elimination from the presidential
rat e in the subsequent election.
President Wilson spent the day study
ing the notes exchanged by I ind and
Huerta and preparing his message,
M'bRc House officials announced that
no copies of the document would he
distributed in advance to the press, as
has been the custom for years, as it was
desirable to keep the document abreast
of developments to the last minute.
(Continued on Page Twelve)
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SUNDAY’S AGE-HERALD
Hill \ ines will write tomorrow on
“Gambling. Respectable and Otherwise."
Wellington Vandiver in his yarns of the
< 'nu thouse gang has a marveioiis story
| about "how people got their names/’
Mr. Dooley will write on •Making a
Will."
j Among the feature articles by women
writers will be the following:
Laura J»inn Lib bey takes as her sub
ject "Should She Confess That She Mar
j ried for Spite?"
Marlon Harlaml write* on "What To
Take fti thfl I’irnie."
Dolly Dairymplc's subject is "Drop in I
land See I s Just Aliy Evening; We Are
[ Always at Home."
Karl Kaffer write* on "What Js a
Lobster?"
Flora Milner Harrison wrlten on M|®.
terceting Feature* of Alabama'* Rural
School*/’
Other notable feature* will include the
j following:
Frunk f». Carp*»nt»*r has an interview
with Colonel Halliard, the man who dug
the Culehra cut at Panama. %
Milliard D. Prince takes as his sub
ject, "For a City Without File*/’
William J. Brvan will lia\e another of
his famous Chautauqua lecture* in tomor
row’s Age-Herald. The subject tomor
row is "The Value of an Ideal."
Richard Splllnm* has an Inspirational
article on "The Pickle King."
Thomas J. Minnock write* the last of
his series entitled. "The Confessions of
a Reformed Urufter."
Percy Clark has an interesting article
under the 11 tie "Prospects for Oil iri Jef
ferson County.”
A classic in a page is "Old Myddle
ton’s Money,” by Mary Cecil Hay.
Special articles by writers from Eu
ropean capitals will include:
London- "I^ivlsbly Paid British Cabinet
Members Need no Chautauqua Work,” by
I Hayden Church.
Cettinje—"Amative Prince Mirko Shock*
j Montenegro," by \a\ier Nolden.
Berlin ‘Oermuny's Fight Against Pros*
! sia," by Stephen Aspden.
On the editorial feature page will be
found John Bright IV.—Conviction and
Oratory," by Dr. Heorge Eaves.
“Heart t‘> Heart Talks." by James A.
Edgerton.
"M'eathci ford, the Red Eagle," by Dr.
B. F. Riley.
The Sunday Age-Herald has a greater
variety of interesting news features than
any other Sunday paper published In the
south. There are contributions for every
member of tlie family. One of the most
| striking features is the Sunday Age-Her
j aid s children page, every line of which
will t* found of Interest to the young
people.
| The comic section iu colors tells about
i Old Doc Yak and the other funny char
lac tar r. recognized the best in America
today. 4

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