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THE EVENING WORLD, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1912.
Mrs. Martin Littleton Winning Fight
To Have Nation Purchase Monticello
In Urging Presentation of
Jefferson Home for Na
tional Monument She
Has Procured the Ap
pointment of a Joint
Committee of House
Has Even Gained Approval
of Her Plan by Republi
can, Democratic and
Bull Moose National
Conventions, to Say
Nothing of Many States
men. ft looks though MM Martin YV.
Uttlnton would win her turn tor tlin
purohasa by ihs nation of MonMo.lo.
tha iioma ami death plai-e of Tlminns
.Tsffsrson. for preaarvatlon as a national
monument to thn author of the Dec
laration of Independence. Hha haa over
coana svsry obslaile o far placed In her
way, haa procured the appointment of
a Joint committee of ten memtmra it
tha Henate and House to Inquire Into
tha advisability of the project, and haa'
Tan sained the approval ot her plan
by tha Republican, I innocr.it I - and Hull
Mooee Nallonal Conventions, not h
peak of Individual Indorsements of
Governors. Prealdenllal csndKJates, 8en
atara, Judges and prominent men of
all profaaalona and partiei.
The owner of Monticello, nepreaenta
Uva Jefferaon M. Levy, of thla city, haa
told Oonareaa that he doesn't want to j
part with the eatate. Hut Mrs. Idttle
toa la firm In her conviction that even 1
If Mr. levy do not want to aell the old
houae that haa been In hti family now
for two generation", the Government
abould compel him to do ao by apllca
tloa of the rtsht of eminent domain,
or whatever It la the lawyers call the
upreme power of Onverrmient to seize
land which haa been dclded to be
more tn the nature of community than
MANY PERSONS APPROVE OF
"ifcnd you'd really be aurprlaed at the
way people have come forward to help
me." I he told an Kvenlng World re
porter to-day. "Not only by word of
mouth, but I'va received buaheli of
letter a, mora than 1 could count, eoma
fram folka who are well known and
lots mora from Juat ordinary people,
and do yon know that not a ainfle one
f thorn la acainat my plan T They all
W L OH. T t
ynTii." w.u. ?',rP
H-Ohos.. IsaaoN .CM W-1"'
I'T"-. J"rtlC.iCh' !U
Stetson. Oan. Sicklea, Mayor Oaynor,
Z..lT W. XT J vTr, '
of Minnesota. Oov. Mann of Virginia,
Benaior iuge. ana. on. ever .o man,
mora. Mr. Jamea M. Back, who waa
Assistant Attomey-Oanaral In Prealdant
McJClntey'a CaMnot. you know, wrote
ma a beautiful latter to tall ma he
tha ugh I had every right to believe tha
Government could take legal action It
the owner of the property refuaed to
oome to terma.
"Mr. Beck told ma that In a caaa
brought about by tha Oovsrnmenfs
aosjulsuisa of the aHa of the bat
Ua of Gettysburg tha
Orurt held that tha Government had
tha right to bury ita own sol
aUara and aaa to It that they do not
remain unknown or unhonored. Now,
Jefferaun waa twlaa Prealdrnt of the
United Statea and therefore Com-masder-ln-Chlef
ot lta army, ao that It
aeama obvloua that he la entitled to aa
much consideration aa tha saddlers who
fought at Oattyaburg. In effect, the
Court, Mr. Back wrote ma.
that Congress could acquire land
whan tha uaa of It waa to be a public
oae. It aeama to me that clears up any
reasonable doubt of tha legal aapecta of
'4a far aa tha quaatlon of value 1;
CARTOONIST PIELKE'S QUAINT
in To-Morrowfs Sunday World
PICTURED BY DAN SMITH
AND DESCRIBED BY SCIENTISTS
THE rm SECOND PHOTOGRAPHS
OF FRED STONE'S LARIAT THROWING
in To-Morrows Sunday World
ass BP S E aE MWsWP
JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAQQ'S
KITTY COBB PICTURE
in To-Morrow's Sunday World
I anaBBBHT " . rrammrmwBH
I s htii J
concerned. MontU-ello le chiefly worth
while from Ite eentlinetilal Interests. At
the time of Jefferson's death It wae
valued by hli exevtrtors .it 171,000, ami
It waa then In the height of 11a glory,
relatively more valuable, 1 ahould May,
than It la now. Indeed, It la now vulued
on tha tag hooka of Virginia at auoit
tS.OUO, land and buildlnga together, but
I dareaay that la quite a little below
At any rate. It I. of
no I'tUul.r .. to It. owner, and It
could ba purchased by the Oovno.ent
-."It. a trifling aum. Ju.t think.
Mount Vernon and tha Hermitage and
Arlington belong to the nation now.
ghouldn t we own the home of the man
who K(U .,mo , ,.,., WallnB.
too, who waa aurely aa great aa any
other man In our history?
"You know, Jefferson died ao poor i
a reault of the expenaea of public life
that of the 10,000 aires of land he In
herited he had only about si hundred
left, and he waa heaD!y In debt; ao
heavily In debt that the houae had to
toe aold by the executor Perhaps I
ahould begin by Baying thai Monticello
came Into the handa of the Jefferaon
family In I7. when Col. Peter Jeffer-
on Thomaa Jefferaon'a father, obtained
peieoi ior i. ww aerei nr lanu on ma
River Rlvanna. Thomaa Jefferaon waa
born at the old family place of Hh.wl
well. two mllea from where Monticello
now atanda. It waa burned In 1770 a
waring of what mlghtt happen unv time
at Monticello even now- and o Thomaa
Jefferaon had to build hlmarlf a new
PLACE HAD TO BE SOLO TO PAY
"After he died, July , 1UI, hli ex
scutors hoped that they would lie able
to raise aufflclent money to pay hla
debta to aave them from eelllng the
place: but In the end they were obliged
to part with It to .i.i me a T. Rarclay for
the aum of 7,ono. Juat think of t!
I They reaerved to the Jefferaon hetra,
SSsssssW sP. J
however, the family burylnir plot. In
whlcn Thomas Jefferaon, twice Presi
dent of the I'nlted St:ltea. two Jov
ernors of Virginia of his family, and
jming DsYbnsy 'ur, who brought anotit
the meeting of the First t'ongreaa. nil
He Mlflad moist elth other leaa famous,
out perhaps equally Illustrious, men.
"It wna In IHIII that t'ommodore Uriah
P. Levy of the I'nlted Stntee Navy
fMlrOhagad the houae and M ncrea of
land for 12.700. nnd later ll'OO Ml auh
trai led from thla aum. When !vy died
In UK, he left u will to secure Monti
cello to the people of the I'nlted fltate,
and falling acceptance of hla gift bv
the national government, to the State of
Virginia, but hla brother, father of the
preeent owner, brought suit tn break
the will and succeeded In doing so, so
that It went for naught. Slnre then,
the Impression has arisen In people's
minds that the present owner, whose
first name Is Jefferson, Is a grandson
of the orlglnul owner. Put thla Is not
the case. There la no relationship.
"In l7t Congress appropriated the
sum of r..i"i, $.'..'.' more than was
as'Ked. lo build a primer monument over
.M'fferion's grave, but the Levys repre
sented that certain members of their
family were oppoaed to the project, al
though, aa a matter of fact, they had
no rights at all In the burial plot, whlcn
was expressly roserved to the Jefferson
family. So the protect was allowed to
lapse, but In IHX2 another appropriation
of fin.onn waa made, and the present
monument was put over tha grave.
However, the Government was den'ed
free right of access for all visitors, and
so the pluns for making Jrffojaon'x
resting-place attractive rather fall
"Throughout the yeara during which
Monticello baa been nn object of Interest
and pilgrimage to all the nations of the
world, that same difficulty has con
stantly been encountered, the difficulty
of private ownership. Naturally, It
would not bo the same If the property
belonged to the (lovernment and was
manage! Mount Vernon Is managed
for the benefit of everybody who wishes
to p-iv respect to one of the founders
of the Republic. And that la what wa
(from the Chicago Trtlmee.l
"Mra. Hcwlltf.ua, what Is your hug
band's aliltude on the woman suffrage
"One foot in the air, of courae. lie s
one of the chronic kickers."
MOOSE PARTY WAS
NEAR OPEN BREAK
Had Hard Work in Bringinp;
Some Delegates to His
View of Negro Question.
OYKTr-.ft It A V, Aug 10 -How nesr
ic Progressive party came to break
at Ita flT"t Nation il Convention was
told to-day by Col. Hoosevelt. The
negro question, he laid, created a
hr. ;t' h which for a time threatened to
m.ike serious trouble. The llsagreement
was due largely to the fi t that some
of the Nor: hern delegate. Who were
genuinely hMlOM to help the negro In
the Hourh, did not understand how to
flu f told the Colonel that hy refusing
In give the blacks In the Smith represen
latlon he was treating them unfairly.
h rid that they could not consent to sn-h
iwtlon. 'ol Roosevelt's reply, he said,
was to point out to Ihem the attitude of
the negro delegates In the Republican
Convention and tn ssy that If thoy
wished to create those conditions with
in the progressive party, tlicy must do
It without him. In the fnce of this Httt
uatum, the colonel had his way, and h
believe that he succeeded In convincing
thOsSJ who at first opposed him that .t
was the right nay.
"It was the only way," Col. Roosevelt
ald. "If the new party should win,
many people would say six months after
election t lint the plan had failed be
cause the negro aliet Buffered from in
justices, rnut In fen years they will un
'lerstnnd that step In advance has hern
taken, and Hint the country e as on the
right way toward the solution of the
"William Jennings Rrynn says you
have tnken Democratic Ideas." he was
"We have," he replied with a shade.
"WJ have t.iken all the Hemocratlc
Idea except those fit for Inmates of a
lunntlc aav-lum "
Col. Roosevelt received n telegram
which pleased him grestlv It -was sent
from Ureimerton Navy Ynrd, near Peat
tie, and extended congratulations of the
crew of the battlnahlp Oregon on ac
count of his nomination. The most
pilxed of all bis trophies, the Colonel
snld, were a silver cup from the e.n
llslnd men of the Louisiana, and a
hronxe "Rough Rider" from the aol
dlers of Ida regiment
HE BLEACHES SPARROWS
TO SELL AS CANARIES.
Vagrant in Cincinnati Tells Judge
He Makes "Good Living"
at Odd Game.
CINCINNATI. Aug. lO.-Theodora
Benny, arraigned for vagrancy to-day,
haa the strangest way of making a liv
ing ever heard of in a police court.
He told Judge Prickle that h makea
considerable money by catching spar
cows, bleanhlng them and selling them
"You say you can make a good liv
ing?" said Judge Krlck.
"Yea, sir," said Henny, atnlllng.
"How do you make your living?"
aaked the Judge.
"I bleach sparrows and sell them a
canaries,' answered Renny.
"You," said the Judge, "ahould have
been charged with obtaining money
under false pretences. Fifty dollars
TWO DUCHESSES FLY.
PARIS, Aug. 10. -The Duke and Duch
ess or Aosta. wno nave Deen at Vichy
and are In Paris on their way to Italy,
; went out to Mr. Maurice Farman'a arm.
I Irome, at Hue. near Versailles, yester
day. The nurhesa made her firs: flight
piloted hy Farman. she waa delighted.
IONIKN , Aug. 10 Claude Orahame
Whlte took the I umbras of Westmins
ter for a Might at Cowea yesterday In
hla hydro-aeroptane above King
Oeorge's yacht. Orahame-White Illum
inated hla aeroplane In the evening and
made a picturesque exhibition night.
A Photogravure Portrait of
Same St vie as the Famous "Series of Presidents'
Photogravures, but More than Twice as Large
HEAVY INDIA TINT PAPER HOT-PRESSED SURFACE
This is a splendid photogravure from a photograph by lach Bros the
best photograph ever taken of the Democratic candidate for President
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Take a Ride Up Top on the Skyscraper Car
When It Rolls Down Broadway Next Weeks
Ixok out for the skyacrsper street
car on Broadway next week. Ifa the
very newest thing In double-deckers.
Though the pictures make It look like
a cross between a Coney Island bathing
pavilion, a aummer bungalow, a travel
ing poat-offlcr, and a filing case, Vice
President Ki-ank Hedley and Superin
tendent of Car Construction J. 8. Doyle
think It's the greatest ever. It not
only has greater seatli.T capacity, ac
LOVE OF DISPLAY
LEADS IDLE YOUTH
TO STEAL JEWELRY
Sent to Jail Because of Am
bition to Live Up to
"The Flashy Tops."
"The Flashjl Tops," n coterie of cheap
and Idle youths whose sole concern In
life Is to play pool, emoke cigarettes
and array themselves In gaudy clothes,
were looked upon by nineteen-year-old
Charles Frttsclie of No. 866 Southern
Boulevard as the choicest companions
and models most worthy of Imitation.
In hla desire to retain their friendship
and keep pace with them In dress, the
south did things Which caused him to
be sent to Jail to-day.
Frltaohe Is the only dhlld of Mrs. Jo
sephine Frltsche, a widow, who Is Janl
trees at the Southern boulevard ad
dress, at No. 806 Tiffany street and at
sever. il other houses and apartment
buildings In the neighborhood.
Recently Morris lietts, who has an
apartment at the Tiffany address, went
to the country with his family and left
the keys of his Mat with Mrs. Frltsche.
Yming Charles knew of that.
Last Wednesday evening Issdor Gold
stein, a Jeweler who lives In the same
building as the Frltsches, was unable to
get Into his apartment as he had no key.
He asked young Frltsche to ascend the
I ore escape unu prswi in wumww m
! open the door for him. When Oold
j stein got Into his apartment he missed
Jewelry valued at 175. Detectives to
whom he reported his loss arrested
After hi arrest the youth confessed
that b had taken Goldstefn's Jewelry
and also told the detectives that he had
got possession of his mother's keys to
the Bette apartment and taken $160
worth of Jewelry from there.
"I was running with the 'Flashy
Top. .' " the youthful prisoner told Mag
istrate Rtngen to-day, "and I wa not
earning uny money. I wanted to hold
up my end of It with the fellows, and
waa silly enough to steal."
Frltsche waa held for the Grand Jury
on two charges, burglary and grand lar
ceny. lavas Sailor from Rts-er.
Mlchsel Morrison, forty-five years old,
a rigger on the schooner EUaa Sher
wood, was rsscued late yesterday af
ain tuith To-Morrobv'f
cessibility, snd more rapid service, hut
It has an all-year-round smoking c im
nartment and can bo made into an open
car in summer.
The steplrsa car, In operation alnee last
March, and 199 of whose prototypes will
soon run along liroadway, led to tha
double-deck pattern. In the double
decker, too, passengers will have to
mount a step of only ten inches on en
tering and will face a conductor seated
ternoon hy George Wlsenbach, a cus
toms Inspector, of No. 1710 CourtlunJt
avenue, the Bronx, after he had fallen
bitween the schooner, moored at Pier
n, Hid Slip. F.ast Hlvcr, and the bulk
head. Wlsenbach lowered a ropy and
Morrison solxed it. He was talin to
the Hudson Street Hospital.
DYING OF PHILIPPINE WOUND,
ARMY SERGEANT KILLS SELF.
Recovery Denied Him, He Turns
on Gas in Brooklyn Lodg
After thirty years service In the
I nlted States Army. Sergt. Patrick
Holahan killed htmrelf with gis last
evening In a furnished room at No. lil
Livingston street, Brooklyn.
largt Holuban last saw active ser
vice In the Philippines, wlure. In a skir
mish last winter, he waa shot through
the thigh. The wound did not heul and
recently be retired on a pension.
Relieving that New York phvalclana
could heal the wound, the sergeant
came here, but the physicians told him
that he probably would sunn tile.
TMs Information made Holahan des
pondent and to friends he confided that
he would take matters In his own hands
before suffering a l.ngering death. The
body wss found by Mrs. Ellen Mack,
proprietor of the furnished room house.
Holahan was fifty-five years old and
OATH ON STOLEN
Almost Convinced Jrocer That In
truder Wasn't a Thief.
A solemn oath of innocence was sworn
by Stephen Kror, twenty-seven years
old, of No. 497 East One Hundred and
Thirtieth street when a policeman
grabbed him as he was making a lively
getaway from the apartment of Michael
Romano, a grocer at No. 374 Tenth ave.
nue, early to-day. To make his oath
more Impressive Kror kissed a prayer
book, which he Jerked out of his pocket.
"I was only looking for a young woman
who promised to get me a Job." he said,
and Romano was Inollnsd to believe
him. However, Policeman Coogan. who
had been summoned by Romano after
the burglar alarm In the apartment
went off and who had seized Kror, was
doubtful. He looked at the prayer book
and found It contained, on the fly-leaf,
the name "Mary flheehan. 631 Kleventh
avenue." Kror said It was she who had
given him the book and promised htm
The policemen went to the Eleventh
avenue address and found that a thief
had taken the Sunday suit of Benjamin
Bheehan. who lives there. The prayer
book had been 1n pocket of the stolen
coat and had belonged to Sheehan'a
dead wife. Kror was locked up on a
charge of burglary.
c-n r s-'-y .l . Is 1.
I at a desk. An archit.g roof with a cen
: Iral height of 7 fact 2 Inchea affords
! plenty of he:id room. A central stair
case furnishes ready access to the upper
deck, whera back-to-back benches run
the length of the car over tha aroh of
the lower" story.
Kconnmy of "space makes the new
double-decker only soventeen Inches
higher than the present stnndard of
cars. The Jiew curs will neat 88 pas
sengers and scenmmodate 171, as com
pared with fio seated In the long and
BOY, RUN DOWN, DIES
IN CHAUFFEUR'S ARMS
AFTER RACE FOR AID
Six-Year-Old Cedarhurst Lad
Dashes in Front of Fast
Auto and Is Killed.
Arnold, the slx-yenr-old son of Joseph
A. Shay, a luwyer. whose office Is at
No. 2f Broad street, and whoss sum
mer home Is on L,ocust avenue. Cedar
liurst. I Li was run down and killed
hy an automobllo on Broadway. Cedar
hurst. early to-day. The machine Is
owned hy Mrs Martin H. Iehnaler of
Broadway and Cedarhurst avenue,
Leon W, Hartough, Mrs. Lehnaler'e
chauffeur, was driving the car alone
down liroadway at a fair speed, when
the little hoy dodged out from behind
an Ice wagon, drawn up against tha
curb, and ran directly In front of the
approaching auto. Though the chauf
feur tried frantically to swerve his car.
one of the lamps struck ths boy and
hurled him several feet.
Hartough Jumped from the auto,
picked up the Injured boy, and, holding
him In his lap, drove with one hand at
t ip speed for Ht. Jnseph'a Hospital, Far
Kockaway. The child died while he waa
being carried Into the hospital. Har
tough was not arrested, for witnessea
said no blame for the accident attached
BULL MOOSE BARBECUE.
Michigan Progressives te Feast
on Tbelr Emalem.
DETROIT. Mich . Aug. 10 -The first
real Bull Moose barbecue held In the
I'nlted 8tatee, at leaat since the animal
became the mascot of the Progressive
party, : scheduled to occur at Lake
side, Aug. 17, the day of the Progressive
County ConvsntJon. A number of can
didates fur Important State offices are
expected to speak and suffragette lead
ers of Michigan will probably be. heard
It is planned to have the convention
convene In the morning and reccsn early
In the afternoon t a. Ion I.H delegates
to feast on the roasted emblem of their
party. After their nppetltles have been
satisfied they will probably dispose of
the Important matters before the con
"Showing Cousin Mary the Town"
By Roy L. McCardell
in To-Morrowfs Sunday World
"An Open Letter from a Business Girl"
in To-Morrow's Sunday World
Anna Katharine Green's MysterjP Story
"THE BRONZE HAND"
in To-Morrows Sunday World
"GLIMPSES AT GAY LIFE"
A Girl Drummer's Experience
in To-Morrow's Sunday World
.. .. ' J
E0 In the ahort open car, tl la tha
stnpless curs, It to 47 In tha pay-asj-you-enter
type and SS and 21 In loaf
and short cloned cars respectively.
An automatic cash reglater, an elec
trical street announcer and outomatlo
control of ventilation and brakea win
The suniple car, No. 6000. from the
shops of the J. o. Brill Company of
Philadelphia, ta now receiving Ita final
touches in the company'e car barna at
Nlnty-elghth street and Third avenue.
0EM0CRATS PLAN OUTING.
The Thirty-fifth Assembly Plstrrot
Democrats will have an outing to-morrow
at Donnelly's Grove, the first outing
of the district for three years. Various
factional differences have been aha
cause of the Interruption of the feasts
and fun In the open, but Tammany
Leader Ellsworth J. Healy determined
upon another family and political gath
ering in the grove at College Point. Its
nrrangoments are under the aupesvlaton
of Krnest K. L. Hammer, a popular
:ung lawyer In the Bronx.
Game and darning and all ktnda. of
outdoor sports will be indulged hi ansl
a basobnll match has been arranged hs-
'""n ami single men. to
sjy a game Between the
oana nnd in m,i-.i.
steamer will leave fh. fni .!. s?T
ti.,.4...i ... . .' .". "' v
Iiw i nirty-eigntn street ad
win. rijnni Military Band as
sixteen pieces on board.
Roots, Herbs and Barks.
You can no doubt recall the
collection of roots, herbs mm
barks your grandmother msdai
every Fall for the family med
It is interesting to note
the most successful reiiiedy fatt
female ills had its origin
than SO years ago In
these home medicine c
and Lydia E. Prnkham'a VfJ
etable Compound is
day in immense
from those same
herbs with extreme
n r anr) nUansinaaa
- an va vtvwiuiucoo.
the remedy that cleans the
stomach, helps tha lui trait to
their work and tone up ffJae
At all good drug stovws. XSc, Ma bbsbI
$1. or Partola Co.. 160 2d Ave).. N.T.