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"The Comedy of the Impregnable"
WILL APPEAR : : : : :
In The Sunday Call
Woman Who Fled With Slayer
Told Dress Maker Dentist
Was Going to Marry Her
Shop Keeper Tells of Hearing
Female's Screams in Mur=
dered Actress 1 Home
Fugitive Bluffed Detectives by
Promising Not to Leave Until
Mystery Was Solved
LONDON", July jr>. — It was estab
lished beyond contradiction today
that Doctor Crippen made prepa
rations for flight last Saturday aft<?r
gullible Scotland Yard detectives had
exacted a promise from him that he
would not leave London until the mys
tery of the "disappearance of his wife
was solved to the satisfaction of the
authorities. Ethel Leneve, the Ameri
can physician's stenographer, made
preparations for departure the same
A drcFs maker living in Hampstead
has told the police that Ethel Leneve
i ame to her home early in February
\u25a0with a hamper filled with gowns.
Belle Elmore was last seen alive on
February -. Miss I^eneve, according to
Jhe dress maker, said sh.» was going: to
be, marn>d to Doctor Cri£>en within
six weeks: that the gowns belonged to
Itis aunt, who had gone to America and
left them to her an'J that she wanted
them altered.
Going for "Holiday"
Tli" dress maker s-ays Ethel Leibeve
railed Friday and secured the gowns,
explaining that she was going to
Bournemouth for a holiday.
A ihrr^ hours" post mortem examina
tion of ihs body by an expert of the
home offior tonight proved ineonclusivc
as to th^ cause of the death of the
•woman. Tlt head, the lower limbs;
and "most -of the bones are missing,
but there are more indications, such
as portions of clothing and a necklace
adhering to the flesh of the neck, that
fhe woman might have been strangled
;n her sleep. The internal organs will
be subjected to further analysis.
Though the police appear to be satis
fied that it was Crippen's wife who
found a grave in the cellar of his home,
so far as known the identity of the
victim has not been established to the
satisfaction of the law. After death
the body was cut to pieces and some
of the bones were removed as if by a
hand skilled in surgery and the flesh
covered with quicklime that destroyed
the possibility of easy recognition.
Heard Screams and Shot
A shop keeper whose store is at the
rear of the Crippen residence told of
hearing a woman's screams and pleas
for m«>r<\v coining seemingly from the.
«'<*Uar in which she was" burned and
mutilated corpse was later found.
Mrs. Crippon disappeared in February
3ast. It was five months ago when the
f-rrcams were heard, the woman said.
Her shop overlooks a little garden
ba«*k "f the Crippen home. To the
polk* the shop keeper said:
"I had often heard revolver practice
. In the garden. One night about four or
. five months ago I was awakened by a
woman's cries. It was midnight. The
FTeams appeared to come, from Doctor
Crippen's house. J listened and heard a
woman's voice pleading, "Don't! Oh,
riontd' To me it seemed that the cries
were from a woman in the basement of
the house occupied by Doctor and Mrs.
Crippen. As nothing developed further
I soon forgot the occurrence and did
not recall it until yesterday when I
jfi'irned of the tragic discovery."
Music Hall Artists* guild offered
an official statement today declaring
that an of the hooks and accounts of
Mrs. Crippen, who was treasurer of the
guild, was found to be in peff>ct order
and that none of the funds of the order
were missing.
This evening Superintendent Forest
of Scotland Yard made the following
formal declaration:
"All clews concerning Crippen and
le Neve revived 'thus far liave proved
to t>e false. .In., my opinion Crippen
either has gom*" to America, or is hiding
in the euburhs of London."
It developed that Crippen had in his
possession only |250 when he disap
peared, but. according to the police, he
took with him the greater part of the
jewelry which had been his wife's.
From this they figure that his funds
can not hold out long. It is not likely
that he will attempt to dispose of the
The police late today concluded their
examination of the Crippen residence,
and grounds, having disposed of the
theory advanced by some that the
premises had been used as a burial
ground for bodies other than' the one
discovered. A revolver, was found near
the spot where the body was interred.
The Gotland Yard detectives will ask
the police of Salt Lako City/ Utah, to
investigate the death'ofthc first Mrs.
The San Francisco Call.
Things, Even Deer
Things, Not Always
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN ANSELMO, July 15.— Never
again will Constable George Ag
, new of . San Rafael venture out
side his official territory to ar
rest bold hunters who display
handsome deer, heads from the
rear of their wagon a day be
fore the season opens. Last
night the hunters, whose names
Agnew declines to give, drove
through the town and camped
near Fairfax. Agnew, who had
just returned from a long journey
to Ukiah. received word that thY
men were in town openly display
ing slaughtered deer.
"You fellows are under arrest,"
said Agnew. V . '
"Why?" they both asked in
"For having deer meat in your
possession out of season," replied
the officer. V
Then the men began to laugh.
They laughed so long and 'heartily
that Agnew became angry.
"This is no joke," he said. "You
two come along to jail with Viie."
"Shall we bring the deer with
us as evidence?" -they asked.- -
'"I will attend to that," replied
the irate constable.. '
Stepping over to the wagon he
lifted the cover. Then he started
back, his face suffused with a
blush of mortification. The deer
heads were neatly mounted on
wooden panels.
"Stuffed," cried the. grinning
"Stung," exclaimed Agnew, ,and i
joined In the laugh at his ex
Miss Mary Wilkie's Friends
Deny Story of Attempted
That Miss Mary Wilkie, who nearly
lost her life in J^ake Tahoe last Tues
day, was overcome by the heat and fell
into the water is the theery of her
friends who were with her at the time.
This also is the belief of Arthur R.
Mitchell, the young realty broker of
Oakland, whose name was linked with
that of Miss Wilkie. i
Mitchell returned yesterday from the
lake and denied- emphatically that the
young woman had sought to drown her
self after 'a quarrel with him. (He
said that they had met but recently
and were only casual friends.
As^he tells the story he and the
young woman were members of a party
of 30, who were touring the lake in
two launches. On arriving at McKin
ney's several disembarked, including
the girl and himself. They sat for
some time on the wharf chatting, when,
Mitchell descended the steps on one
side of the. wharf to talk with some
friends in one of the launches. He was
away about 10 minutes when he heard a
scream and hastened to the top of the
wharf, where he saw Captain Hotchkiss
of the launch Aileen dragging. Miss
Wilkie from the water.
As no one actually saw Miss Wilkie
fall into the water it is the thory.that,
while walking near the edge of the
pier, she either fainted from the heat
6r became overbalanced and fell in.
After Miss Wilkie had been provided
with dry clothes she accompanied the
.party back to camp -and. on . the way
sfiited to her friends, that, the oar
which was thrown to her by Captain
Hotchkiss was most welcome.
"The reports sent down from the
lake were grossly exaggerated," said
Mitchell in discussing the Incident. "It
was stated that Miss Wilkie and myself
were old friends and had quarreled just
before she was seen in the water. This
Is absolutely untrue, as I only met Miss
Wilkie a week ago while on my vaca
tion and we were merely casual
friends. There was no quarrel at all
and my opinion is that she became
overcome by the . heat while walking
near the edge of. the pier, and; toppled
into the water. 'The story is the result
of gossip among guests who had noth
ing else to talk about."
iCf:-:- \u25a0T, j, :- ." • -
Victim Struggling to Earn Fare
to. Coast
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, July 15.— A man is dying in
Reno because he has not the fare to
take him* to the. lower altitude, which
means life to him. 'shortly afternoon.
H. Gattle was brought to the police
station charged with peddling without
a license. The sight of the nian with
his bloodless face and features, his
body racked^ and quivering with a ma
larial fever," softened, even the authori
ties. Released by the tacit consent of
the police, -the young 'man tottered to
the street and set forth again 1 on his
task of securing a few dollars to de
fray his expenses ,to the coast before
the rariiled air, deadly to him. claimed
him as a victim.
The youth, who is about 23 years]
years of age and who gave him. name
as H. Gattle, said, that he came here
from San Francisco a few days* before
the big fight. Continued sickness, had
left him without resources and he
beat his way here in the hope of earn
ing some money. - ,
Almost as ; soon as he arrived the
altitude gripped him. Piercing pains,
shot through his: body and for twp I
days he could do nothing save', lie ; in
his, bed in the wretched '^odging.< house
where he slept. .-The strange "malady
had, deprived him entirely, of :an appe
tite. Then several days -ago jie : went'
to the ' county hospital. Yfgterday : he
was released on the doctor's, orders
that he go at once.to a point nearer*
tile -level of the sea. : ,
New Interstate Commerce Tar*
. iffS'Give pastern Markets
Hold on Nevada Field
Practically Every Commodity Is
Made Cheaper to Ship From
Other Points •
The results of the new rates ordered
by the interstate commerce commission
in dockets 1665 and 2839,- on San
Francisco, - and Sacramento jobbing
rates to points south of Hazen and on
the Tonopah and Goldfield railroad, are
shown in a- table issued by Freight
Traffic Manager H. :A. Jones of the
Southern Pacific yesterday. /That San
Francisco jobbers will feel the bad ef
fects of interstate .commerce de
cision, which, ordered sweeping reduc
tions, is plainly , shown" in the; table,
which comprises both class and com
modity^ rates..
. -From' New York common points ter
ritory to Nevada' points the direct \
rates are shown to have an advantage
of 52 cents per'loo pounds in first class
rates; 47 cents per_loo pounds in sec
ond class rates; 49 cents in third class
rates, and 52 cents in fourth class
Lose Nevada Business V
From New York common points to
Goldfield^ the direct rates per 100
pounds in class 1 are $5.45 per 100 i
pounds;sthe San Francisco combination
rate . (to this city and back ,to Gold-"
field). ?5.97 per 100 pounds; Sacramento,
combination' rate, $5.80 per 100 pounds.
The merchant in Goldfield, 7 therefore,
can purchase his goods . in New York
and ship them direct and save 52 cents
per 100 pounds in freight by making
the direct shipment. . ,
In this way the San Francisco jobber
loses the business of the Goldfield mer
chant.. The .reductions ordered: are in
all class rates anil, they affect- Sacra
mento as well as San Francisco jobbers.
The direct rates between. Chicago
common points and this city and* be
tween those, points' and Nevada points
have even a greater advantage than the
direct New; York ;rates.V Ijv the-'table 5
prepared by-,.70ne.s they- n,r«s shown to
have, an • advantage of $1.12 per 100
pounds in class 1, 97cents in class 2,
S9,cents in class 3, 77 cents in^ class 4,
73 cents in class 5, 65 cents in class A,
50 cents in class B, 41 cents in class C,
42 cents in class D and 42 cents in
class E. A proportional advantage is
shown in the rates over Sacramento.
Eastern Jobber Favored
Thejdirecf rates from Chicago com
mon points to Goldfield on class one
are J4.55 per 100 pounds; to this city
and back to Goldfield (the San Fran
cisco combination), $5.97; ;t0 Sacramen
to and back to;.Goldfield (the Sacra
mento combination), $5.80.; Propor
tional rates are shown on all classes.
The direct ratesfrom St. Louis have a
greater advantage over the San Fran
cisco combination rates, 'and from Mis
souri river common points the advant
age in first class rates is as much as
$1.52 lifer 100 pounds. This advantage
does not concern Goldfield and southern
Nevada points particularly.'; ; The ', table
is made out-only for that district. -
In only one commodity, bath., tubs
from New York, has the combination
rate the advantage over the direct rate,
and that advantage is only 5 cents per
100 pounds in carload lots. - In all other
commodities listed in the table the di
rect rate is shown 'to have : an : advant
age of . from 6 cents a hundred pounds
to $1.07 a hundred pounds. The table
on commodity rates applies only to
Reno. O
Disadvantage to This City -
The rate on. baking powder from all
eastern points to Reno runs from $1.60
to $2.16, "while tlie San, Francisco 'com
bination rate is . $2.22. - The . rate on
canned fish from Missouri fiver points
is $1.40 per 1 00 pounds* in- less than
carload lots. The same goods- shipped
in less than carload lots to; this: city
and I then, back to Reno "would" "cost
$1,431-2 per .100; pounds. Green coffee
from Missouri . river . points . would' go
direct "to Reno at 75 cents a hundred
pounds. For Reno to buy the coffee
and ship it to this city and then back
to Reno would cost $1.28% per 100
pounds. v ' '
The table shows a similar disadvant
age for San Francisco in every com
modity listed. ; ; ; '
Missouri Town Offered Property
v , as a Memorial , \u25a0_
CLINTON,;; Mo., July 15.— A 70 acre
park; with, trees and lake . been
offered- to. Clinton if ;iiy return the town
will undertake to : , place a wreathe of
flowers on the grave of a'woman;every
year: for <99, years.' The Rvalue iof . the
property is estimated at; 575,000;-: '.
, The 'offer is) made by 3 H. P. Faris,
two years ago candidate ; for governor^
of - Missouri oh the prohibition • ticket.
A'year ago Faris* wife died. lie wants
the park to be' a. "memorial to, her.;'
In addition to the placing of flowers
on" her grave he-asks that the place;bo*
called tile Addah -park: -This
part of tlie arraVgdrnenC'ljovvcvoivis;
j notcompulsory. Clinton has; notVtaken
| action on ;; the 1 niatter.Vbut'-uiidb'ubtedly
[ will* accept. - . . x
Pacific Mad liner. Mongolia, Xrvhich went ashore on Japanese coast yesterday.
Mysterious Tragedy Enacted in
Office p! Millionaire Before
CHICAGO, July 15.— Charles ;W. RiK-'
den. 65 years old, well known for many
years in Chicago real estate circles and
father of Jay A. Rigden, . assistant
cashier of the Hibernian-banking asso
ciation, seriously wounded Mrs. Emma
Deufox, a young widow, and then shot*
and killed himself In the office of -John
C. Feber in a downtown office building
here late today. -..'
.Police Inspector Lavin says the shoot- 5
ing; is the outgrowth "of- a romance in
which love and business -were . tangled. '
The police say Mrs." r>eufex has "been a
close ., friend : of - ; ttly<foi^. <^f!ot ! *rscv-CTal
years r^ and ; that.- Rigdon hadjgivcn;.her
money and stocks, and -then had quar
reled with her. Mrs. Deufex, say : the
police, called upon-Rigdon/to carry , out
certain, alleged' promises ;and, despite
his refusal/persisted in going to "see
him and: in attempting to effect a set- J
tlement. •. , . ' \u25a0 . " j
Mrs. Dcufcx was accompanied to the
Feber offices, where • Rigdon had a-pri- i
vate room,- by Miss - Mary .Wilson, of
Hinsdale, ,111.', and ; - Mr. Feber talked
with the two women before the:shoot
ing,' but the police'.have.bcen to
discover the exact conversation- that
took place between- Rigdon \u25a0 and; Mrs.
Deufex. ; ; '.'-',; ,*.',' ';. <\u0084•• \u25a0'\u0084:..
/ Pending a coroner's inquest Mrs. Deu
fex is being, treated ;tinder;guard. at St. .
Jjuke's hospital and Miss Wilson. is held
a prisoner at the Harrison street police
station.' Inspector Davin- ha been -able
to ," learn ;littlo ; regard ing.M.rs. Deufex
or. Miss .Wilson,,"*altliough' Mrs. •JDeufex*
is said to'bc from St. Paul "andrto !have"
a sister in a Wisconsin convent. ;
Two unsigned^letters; found !in the
dead man's coat, have been.. secured by
the police and. *tre being used" in; efforts
to unravel the tragedy. TBoth- 1 letters
were written ; by. a .woman.': One se
verely 'criticises- Rigdon and*rthe other i
addresses him-in endearing; terms. >\u25a0
The , police are "attempting" to secure
information from Fe^er.iwh'o seems dis
inclined to talk "of^thV. tragedy, .Feber,
rated as a millionaire, is a former mem
ber of the Chicagoi;.board of education,
was receiver for 'the»local bank wrecked
4jy Paul C. Ctensland.andfor a number
of years was real Restate < manager': for^
the McCorniick 'estate; . ;',\u25a0• ' \u25a0-•\u25a0 :— , ._ ,_ .
, Rigden recently "returned to Chicago
from an extended; western trip. \He is
said to have made an extensive deal in
Nevada, mining property while .in|this'
Vessel Receives, Orders to Go-to
San Pedro i
\u25a0..VALJjEJO, July 15:— The:torpedo"boat j
destroyer; Whipple,; docked ':.' at "'Mare -i
island /today. It -is /under orders .to
accompahy^the destroyers : Stewart, Hull
and" Truxtun^oSanPedro July 19. \u25a0•
y The; 'monitor : Cheyenne, which - is\br
dered.to leave ::for Seattle- July 23/ was
given a dock trial today. \u25a0
\u25a0: Tlie- South Dakota'os^ on .the;: way
southward and ; probably; , will <. arrive
August H. : for repairs.: The cruisef.;will
remain: at Mare. island several weeks: v ;\
Pullets and Cockerels \ Collected
Together and Feed Scattered "
[Special Dispatch to The Call] '->. \u25a0
DAVIS^-July 15.^--Culprits ;are^busy
at the' university, farmland if ; they; are
caught -arrests ; will *' be:,; made.'. , cSome
persons ; entered;, the -.brooder house "* at
theVpbultryl pla jit l» s t', niglitland mixed
\u25a0 45oVchicks i,whtch •'•had* been ,; very * care-' <
fully '"separated ;as- ro^pullets^and cock
erels ihcdaybefore.-Tliey also dumped
several^ sacks /oj: i feed* about itnVi floor?
The, Mongolia as it appeared when I
on a reef near Honolulu.
Former^Judge*in^Phil!ppines f Ac»
cusedVojfjGrueity arid
-I ;;.vv^.^"Xgamst ( Life...v:. : h '% : j !
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[Special Dispatch to The Call]
. RENO, July 15.— Mrs. Florence L.
Burritt secured ; a decree .of -divorce!
this afternoon from Charles. H. \ Bur<- !
ritt, an- attorney, and former federal I
judge in- the \u25a0 He was; also
a' major, in the-; Philippines during. the
Spanish-American*- war.; \.
; Mrs. . Burrit't iallegedf extreme "cruelty
j and no time was flost^after^the filing
| of the ;to -'rush 'the
: matter -through. %Burritt* answered -the
complaint :yesferdajv"\';v- ; ;. . '. O ; -,-r'i ".
.•Mrs.'! Biirritt*left; this- evening ; f6r
San^Francisco, where li'she^ will join, her
sister, Mrs. : C.'A.-Biddle,.whose husband
OAvns ; the fashionable Hotel- Savoy ' in
Shanghai.' '/The,'.sisters''>.will . leave rfor
China L \u25a0 r :,"- .' \u0084._ . •.-..'.;. .
i The -Burritts were. "'married IMn . Gree
ley; Color, March -2S,"l9o7,. haying; met
in "the Philippines. Mrs. Burfitt t'esti^
\u25a0^fied that' when she was drinking a cup
,of .-milk, March 20, her husband took it
'from- her, choked her -and called her
; the most unnatural woman ; he had ever
seen and said that she .drinking, her
sbaby's milk." He threatened;to^killther,;
'biit'j relented on acco'iint ' oo r her being
,the mother of. his child. t ««;.:.: - '
' VMrs.'Burritt complained that her'hus
band often told * her in public j that '. she
.was,urifit to.be* the mother 'of child.
On iother ( occasions he * 'called hera.mur
deress." She -this* byys'a"yin"gf
that', BurVitt; accused her of \u25a0". iryh\g!to
mtirtler. their schild5 child when^shefefenalnto
a. "ditch and Insinuated' that ' She bribed
a ;boy -to throw her daughter 'into
water. , Shortly after \u25a0this," she' testified,
he, struck her on the -face when^she
, asked % him jto take ' a ' bath. S >'-•\u25a0\u25a0 ', : : s « " ;.
..The :child,"Florence..Adela, ; may-_be
seen : by the ' father ; once every | three
months}; Inasmuch; as Mrs. Burritt has
set out for >; Shanghai, 'this 'portion ,of
the coiirt's order;wiil;be hard to cqm
piyVwith.' ' I \u25a0{'."-'*:'' '"' "'
.Jewelers' Give Up. : Watch ; and
... ' \.i'<;[ Money . for Paper \ J-. "\
.William> Alexander ;, Small .visited
Shreve?&; Co.'s \u25a0 jewelry:store yesterday
morning: and purchased /a gold Watch
for." \u0084sso,"' giving! in ; payment \a ; check
for," s7s drawn.. on ".'the = Humboldt '-sav-'.
ings bank ; and receiving ' $25" change?
.The'check: was worthless.V"
;'; Detectives ; and ;~ Farreil )\u25a0\u25a0 ar-'
rested Small ras he was coming; out; of
: the •! ."Canton '." bank, f Clay; ; and * . Ke'arhy
streets,' '.where' her had. just deposited
\u25a0-.":• .-IJe-y'had .'also ; bought ; .;"a*^suit.vf or ' $30
f roni.*Pauson-;& -Co.'./giving a-eheck for
:s7sj'oh*thf>THumboldt-lJank and was' to
'"call ; for.; his ? change- and the ..suit.'-- . •,
; : = Small 'wa's'arresled?'Aprili22vfor:pass
" V.-f^*- v«-_K v- *..--. .\u25a0-".\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ;*; '-'.'^"' 5» — ;. ?-\u25a0-.\u25a0 : i. .-.- .:•, ->, -:
ing. a: spurious cheek.' but was acquitted
in s the r superior, cburt'about; three, weeks
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Pacific Mail Vessel Meets With
Mishap on Voyage to
This City
. The Pacific Mail liner Mongolia, Cap
tain K. P..Kitt, bound to this port from
Hongkong, went ashore at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning on the coast of
j Japan at the southern end of the penin
1 sula of Idzu, but late in the afternoon
was floated. The liner sustained no se
. rious damage. The passengers _ were all
safely landed while the vessel was be
ing hauled from the shoal.
.The Mongolia went ashore shortly,
.; after leaving- Shimldzu, where a special
call .had .been made for a .shipment of
new season tea. " ~ -
As soon aT*-the'vessel-"gTdundetl Cap- i
' .tainKitt s»nt a wireless to, Yokohama !
.for assistance and •Pacific*' Mail 'Agent
who received' his* message, kl
.once got busy. A few brief cablegrams
from Howard -wer"e received at the Pa
cific Mail 'office here and forwarded by
wireless to R. P.. -Schwerin. who is on
his way to the- orient, a passenger on
\u25a0 the Manchuria.
Landed in Sand
Advices received by the underwriters
; confirm the report issued by the Pa
cific MaiL company' that the vessel's
hull is. practically undamaged. Where
the \u25a0 liner went ashore the bottom
shelves gently and is all sand. The
weather was fine' when the accident
occurred.- * \ . .
• A. J." Prey, -assistant to. the vice pres
ident ;and. in charge .of the. office here,
said "yesterday: . •- \u25a0 •
v "There is'^no reason for friends of
passengers or crew'to worry. The ship
is not damaged and the .only effect of.
the accident' will be to cause a brief
delay.", . ... \u25a0\u25a0 ' , <\u25a0
Captain Kitt/ ; who was in command
of^the liner, is oiie" of the youngest
skippers in the company's service and
the; Mongolia is the first, big ship with
which" he has been intrusted.' Captain
Henry E. Morton, the' regular master
of, the.' Mongolia, was, granted .leave of
absence : for one round Urip Vanjd Kitt
was-appoirited acting 'captain/; He -has
made many trips to;the;orient,as,mate
of the liners _Chink"and Korea,* but this
is .the; first timeche" has^beeniin? com
mand in Asiatic waters. "He:was.cap
tain-, of % the City rof .-Panama ,'on 'the
coast > run for^ a; few strips. "• In ; view'bf
the ' fact'rthat" It was "Kitt's" first" at-'
tempt^' to ; ."handle * a big" » sh ip ~ in 'the
."treacherous waters^ that j coast' Japan,
it is believed in^ the office . here that he
may have had. a piiot, with him. „ This,
however, would be unusual. and under
ordinary circumstances the pilot wouid
have gone ashore at the last port of
"Ashore; Twice . ; ; Before
; This^ is the third time the Mongolia
has ; been ashore. The' first time j was
;in ~'"September.Vl9.Q6, * when. *.*" the ".^.big
; steamer:,was .hung^for six, days "on : the
reef surrounding : Midway* island. 'ijThe
damage^ sustained on that occasion' was
very - extensive and the * contract 'for
repairs -was one of the biggest jobs of
its ; kind- ever tackled In an' American
tshipyard...; Last : April- the '.: Mongolia,
"while in charge; of a pilot, grounded
near - Mayeda"' lighthouse in "the; prov
-ince of ; Nagato, ; Japan, and was floated
without: damage.; > ; , ; . ; .\u25a0•\u25a0'."'
\u25a0 The Mongolia" is a vessel of 13,638 tons
grosg^and was built in 1904 at Camde'n, :
N. J. The, steamer belongs to the es
tate \u25a0of the. late E. H. Harriman, who
bought the Mongolia and the Manchuria
'with own; money* and * leased 'jtnein
to 'the^Pacific: Mail company for :f 1,000
a day each. It was not a, winning- In
vestment for the Pacific^ Mail stock
holders, for ' although during "the Jap
anese-Russian,war the ships practically
"earned' the amount' they cost. 3 the 'stock
holders/* are •no - nearer^ owning them
than they sw'erein April, .1904^when the
Mongolia first: arrived here. It was
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Deposed Chief Forester T^akes
Issue With Speaker Over
Stand Pat Despot of House Gives
Honor to Geological Sur
vey Director
\NSAS CITY, July 12.— Gifford
Pinchot and Speaker Joseph G.
Cannon engaged in an extem
poraneous debate upon conservation
before the Knife and Fork club here
tonight, and while each gave expres
sion to the highest personal regard
for the other, and while both agreed
that conservation of the nation's re
sources should be encouraged, they
differed as to who was the father of
Cannon, who spoke first, said the
late J. W. Powell, at one time director
of the government geological survey,
deserved the honor, but Pinchot as
serted that Theodore Roosevelt wa3
the father of conservation.
He Asks No Fee
Cannon explained that he was on his
way to Winfleld, Kan., to "make his
first Chautauqua appearance."
"I am not in the Chautauqua work
regularly," he added, "and I am ask
ing no fee for my present appearance."
He said conservation and reclama
tion were important subjects, but they
were not- his specialty. "I never spe
cialize: except* in. the business of play
ing- czar,** he added.
\u0084 He said Columbus broke an egg, and
made* it stand on end. and that any
man could do the same thing after
Columbus had shown him how.
"And J. W. Powell was father of
conservation," shouted the speaker. It
was Powell, • said Cannon, who ap
pealed to him when he was chairman
of the house committee on appropria
tions, to do something for conserva
Started in Senate
"I sent Powell to Senators Hale
|and Allison and the senate, as a re
sult of his conference with those sen
ators, started legislation .to withdraw
al I public lands that could be irri
gated as well as all reservoir site 3,'*
said Cannon.
"The house was In favor of the legis
lation, bat the senate fought it. But
in 1890 the civil sundry bill as passed
contained a provision withdrawing all
water power sites. That was the pio
neer work* of conservation. We lost
our fight with the senate in our efforts
to withdraw from entry all public lands
that could be irrigated, but we won tha
other proposition."
Referring to Pinchot. Cannon said: }
Regard With a String
"I have the greatest personal regard
for ytfu, but I understand you are now
engaged in conservation work for the
organization of a new party.
• "I tell you. sir, that a party ca.n not
stand on a single issue now, although
our party did stand on a single Issue,
once "in that great conflict between
servilerand free labor." .-'
t Speaking of his record, as a public
official, the speaker said:
"I admit that I. have .made mistakes.
Great God, I \u25a0 have been mistaken a
score of times .in the last 35 years!
There are other, fellows in congress
who have been wrong just as often,* but
they are not honest enough to .ad
mit it.". .
Cannon shook hands with Pinchot at
the conclusion of his speech and apolo
gized because he had to leave without
hearing him. "I have to catch a train
for Winfield."- said. Cannon. "Brother
Pinchot, lam sorry I bad to speak first.
I always talk better when some ona
expectorates in my face or kicks me oa
the shins."
Not on the Program
Cannon was not on the program." but
having stopped over at the hotel where
the dinner/was given he was invited to
attend, and responded to an invitation
to -address the club.
Pinchot was' given a great ovation
when he rose to speak.
"Theodore Roosevelt was the father
of conservation in this country," he
said. "The National conservation asso
ciation is continuing the work he start
ed. The 1 last session of "^congress did
great work ' and our association was
largely- responsible .for it. The with
drawal . bill, - as, it passed, was due
largely to. the" efforts of the association.
° "We now intend that the people shall
bVtcbmpensated for what the private.
Interests get. .The old practice of^giv- ,
Ing. perpetual grants to private inter-

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