II STOP ATTACKS
McADOO makes national city
bank representative prom
ISE TO QUIT GOSSIPING.
SITUATION REACHES CLIMAX
Woman's Removal From Advance In
formation Desk Was One of the
Causes Which Has Led to
Criticism by Banks.
Washington, Dec. 9.—The fight
which the National City bank of New
York has been waging on the treas
ury department and the administra
tion since President Wilson entered
the White House, on March 4, has
reached a climax.
Secretary of Treasury McAdoo has
served notice on Milton K. Ailes, the
Washington representative of the
Wall street bankers, that he and his
employers must change their tactics
in some respects or there will he an
1'ntil the present administration
the Wall street institution has had the
right of way at the treasury depart
Just as soon as McAdoo came to
Washington a woman, whom the Na
tional <’it\ had installed in the treas
ury department to Ret advance infor
mation on the conditions of banks and
other matters of interest to the big
Wall street group, was removed Im
mediately the secretary and Assistant
Secretary John Skelton Williams
were criticised severely by the agents
of the Wall street group.
From that time Washington has
1 en filled with rumors that were un
fi i ndly to Secretary McAdoo and
Williams. It is alleged many of these
rumor-: have been traced to the doors
of the Riggs hank or the American
Security Trust company, one of its
These gossipy bank men and associ
ates must add their tongues In the
Col. Roosevelt in Paraguay.
Asuncion, Paraguay, Dec. !».—Col.
Theodore Roosevelt arrived here and
a holiday reception was given for him.
Quarters had been prepared for him
at the residence of the former provi
sional president of Paraguay, Pedro
TEA IS IS SID IS BOOZE
NEW SOCIETY SEEKS MEMBERS
WHO DRINK ONLY WATER.
Coffee Is Said to Be Worse and Both
Are Blamed for Many Cases
of Defective Children.
| New York, Dec. 9.—Tea was not
ser\ed when Dr. Charles G. Pease,
\ president of the Non-Smokers' Pro
tective League of America, received
interviewers at his home, 101 West
j Seventy-second street, at tea time.
“A cup of tea is as injurious as a
Scotch highball,'' explained the doe
1 tor. "Nobody in the inner cirtle
"How about a little coffee, doc
tor?" inquired an interviewer.
"Worse!” exclaimed the doctor,
raising his hands above his head. “Far
worse. I gave np coffee when i was
12 years of age.”
Organizes Inner Circle.
It is just as well to say here that
the reporters' visit was to find out all
about the doctor's new organization,
the inner circle. To belong to this
select body one must subscribe to the
"As a principle of life I do not use.
offer to others, or give assent to the
use of alcoholic liquors, wines, to
bacco in any form, tea, coffee, choco
late, opium or any other poisons or
exhilarating drinks. If I violate this
principle in any particular at any
time hereafter I will honestly and
frankly make it known, terminate
my membership m the inner circle
and cease to attend the meetings un
"Seventy-five per cent of all the
school children in the country are de
fective,” said the doctor. "The great
est factor for producing abnormalities
in coming generations are, in the or
der of their harmfulness: 1, tobacco;
2, opium and its alkaloids; 3, alcohol:
4, cocaine and kindred drugs; 5, cof
fee; 6, tea, and 7, chocolate.
“A cup of tea is as injurious as
liquor. The immediate effect of alco
hol is distressing, but not more harm
ful to posterity. Coffee and tea are
more destructive to the tissues than
"What can a man drink, then?” was
"Water,” he replied, smiling, "if it
is properly sterilized."
Autos r\ni hio in ii Months.
New York, Dec. 9— In the last 11
months 411* users of public highways
were killed and 2,149 injured in this
state by automobiles and other motor
vehicles over which the victims had
AIRED IN HOUSE
COMMITTEE FINDINGS READ TO
DAY CONDEMN ACTS OF MAN
MORE MONEY FOR ATTORNEYS
Assistants to Attorney-General Are in
Line for an Increase in Salary
if Recommendations of Mc
Washington, Dec. 9.—The exposure
of the ‘‘invisible government'’ by the
publication of Col. Martin Mulhall's
confession of lobbying for the Nation
al Association of Manufacturers is
vindicated in the report which will be
I made to the house of representatives
I by the Garrett investigation commit
The report, in part, is as follows:
1. Representative James T. McDer
mott, the union labor Democrat from
Chicago stock yards district, was
guilty of improper conduct as a pub
lic servant when he placed himself
under financial obligations to persons
opposing legislation pending in con
2. Former Representative James E
Watson of Indiana conducted himself
with doubtful propriety when, capital
izing his influence with members of
congress, he undertook to lobby,
through the tariff commission plan,
for the manufacturers’ association.
3. The National Association of
Manufacturers merits the severest
condemnation for its lobbying opera
' tions, its efforts to control the action
of the members of congress by assist
ance or intimidation, and its activities
In the realm of the "invisible govern
•t. Not a scintilla of evidence war
rants the connection of the name of
j Representative Sherley of Kentucky
with the operations of the manufac
The report contains no definite rec
ommendation of action by the house
on the lobbying revelations.
After the reading of the report it
will be in order for any member to
offer a resolution proposing action
on the case of McDermott and on the
revelations as a whole.
McDermott is exonerated by the
committee of the charge of forging
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llie ha’i'ne of Mulhall In Indorsing and
cashing the $250 check given to the
congressman's campaign fund by Har
old McCormick, but which was made !
payable to Mulhall. The latter cashed s
the original check. McDermott, in the j
meantime, had procured a duplicate
payable to Mulhall, which he cashed.
The American Federation of Labor
receives a clean bill of health.
More Money for Aids.
Washington, Dec. 9.—Attorney-Gen
eral McRe.vnolds, in his annual report
submitted today, recommends that the
salaries of all assistant attorneys-gen
eral be raised to $9,000. He also calls '
attention to the urgent need of a
building for the department. A site
has been purchased and plans pre- j
pared, but the construction ^f the
building has not been authoriiTl.
Mr. McReynolds reviews at some
length the status of cases under the
anti-trust and interstate commerce
laws and the prosecutions for land
frauds, and tells of the vigorous en
forcement of the provisions of the
white slave traffic act.
WEDS WOMAN WHO SHOT HIM
R. Bruce Watson Marries Divorcee
Who Once Tried to Put Him
Out of Business.
Chicago, Dec. 9.—A near-tragedy in
the life of K. Bruce Watson, Chicago
architect and politician, has turned
into a romance. Mr. Watson has mar
ried tlie woman who two years ago
shot him twice and chased him
through streets with a revolver. Mr.
and Mrs. Watson are living at the
former house of Mr. Watson's mother,
at 225 South Central Park avenue.
The present Mrs. Watson formerly
was Mrs. George C. Coney. Her for
mer husband obtained a divorce three
years ago. mentioning Watson as co
responddent under the name of Rich
German Officer Courtmartialed.
Berlin, Pee. y.—Lieut. Baron von
Forstner is to be tried bv courtmar
tiai for wounding a lame shoemaker
Dee. 2 at Zabern Alsace, during street
disturbances. It was Lieut, von Forst
ner who started the trouble at Zabern
by making scornful references to the
citizens, when he addressed the re
emits of his company.
$9,108,000 IS NAMED AS THE
Report of Chief Engineer Also In
cludes $2,330,000 for Missouri's
Washington, Deo. 9.—More than
$9,000,000 for the Mississippi river is
among the amounts considered neces
sary by the chief of engineers of the
army for the improvement and main
tenance of these great waterways dur
ing the fiscal year of 1915.
In submitting to the secretary of
war his report the chief of
engineers makes estimates ag
gregnti <g $41,483,895 to be applied
to 201 rivers and habor projects in the
year ending June 30, 1915.
"Liberal appropriations are consid
ered proper and desirable for snag
ging and other work necessary to
make natural channels available
wherever water-borne commerce ex
ists or is reasonably prospective,”
says the chief of engineers. "It is be
lieved that expenditures for such im
provements are almost always useful
and advantageous to the general pub
lic, especially since the introduction
and rapid development of small gaso
line motor boats for combined freight
and passenger transportation.”
The estimates for the* Mississippi
river in detail are as follows:
Mississippi river—Southwest pass,
$400,000; head of passes to Ohio river,
including expenses of Mississippi
river commission, $0,000,000; between
Ohio and Missouri rivers, $1,000,000;
between Missouri rivet and Minne
apolis, $1,500,000; between Minneap
olis and St Paul. $170,000; improving
Mississippi and Leech rivers, $20,000;
between Brainerd and Grand Rapids,
The Missouri river is on the list for
the sum of $2,330,000.
Aged Minister Slain.
Louisville, l<v.. Doc 9.—Rev. John
L. Gaunt, who lived the life of a re
cluse and who was known to have
hoarded sold coin, was murdered. His
I ody was thrown into a creek near
his cottage at Klshervilie, a suburb.
: he house had been thoroughly ran
sacked. Three negroes are being
sought in connection with the murder.
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