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WASHINGTON, 3). C, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
TIFT TINS USE
THEY ALL WOULD BE SO BECOMING TO ME.
AT $10,000 TAKEN;
MAID SUSPECf ED
Assures Ambassador Ucliida
.Reports Are Groundless.
FELICITATIONS ON PACT
Mexican Tangle Is Tackled at
Xr-lilent'! Official Fnuillr Drcides
fJovernment Should Aow stand Pat.
Same Ilelietc Ketlrral and lleliels I
"Will PatcU Ip IMnVrenoct (.umrl I
SW Real Pence Impossible Luder
the Diaz Adinlnintrntloii.
Snn Antanin, Tex., March 2U. In a
lirunh -ltli Mexicans near the "Hexi
ean burder to-rinj the Vniericun
troops were Bred upon. I he hIioIn
nine too Jnst and the inrricuni
'n- forced to eek. shelter. The In
formation r.inu in a prlnte tele
Krjiu to one of the officer at Fort
Vim Houston. Detail are Incl.lnc
It is nii nl that more than 20O shols
were tind. The uiericnu troopn
put the ! xienns to rout anil it is
belieeil Hounded Rome.
President Taft turned the ho-e
i'ii the Ja)ancsc "war scare" cs
urda t the request f the Presi
dent. I!.ip n Hasina I cluda, the
Japanese mbjsador. called at the
Leuitie Mansion after luncheon
and m a long talk with Mr. Taft
was awiied that there was no
foundation for the reports that this
gov eminent, in ordering the troop
t Texas and the Mexican border,
had one eve directed across the Pa
uhi. 'I'liMiimi: n TnuiTi.
1 'ima'ilv the President tailed in the
J ran-se Ambassador to congratulate
li m unn- the -onsummat on r t1c nego
tiations fir tie trealv if ommen e and
navigation between the I nitetl State and
Japan The formal rxrhangc of treaties
between the two nations mill lie made on
pnl 4 The P-p:idcnt told the Japanese
Ambassador that neu- so far as his
Knowledge permitted him to speak, had
tht reliuons letween the fnited ijtates
and Japan been more friondlv
The lrtsident told cillers vesterdav
that he was ve-v much surprised when
1 e returned from his southern vacation
to find reports of trouble with Japan flv-
Continned on Pace 7, Column 4.
Limantour Says More Money
Is Needed of Congress.
.Vexico Citv March 22 Jose Y es Li
mantour Mexican minister of finance,
to-day bnike the silence lie has main
tained eer since his return a fen davs
ngo and openlv discussed the problems
confronting the republic
Mr Limantour had just come from a
mieUng of the cabinet when he oiced
Ills views He dtclared at the outset
that no thanu in its polic a regards
the rebellion was contemplated by the
government- That part of the problem
would be- left to the war department,
and one of the first arts of the new Con
gress, which conenes April 1. he said.
would be to consider a new appropria
tion to carry on the war Whatever the !
demands of tho rebels and however just
they mignt uc, the government would
never accede to arguments backed by
GREENE1 FREED AFTER
TAKING PAUPER'S OATH
Gaynor Will Also Seek Release and Both May Be
Prosecuted for Perjury.
Atlanta, Ga., March 22. Benjamin D
Greene, convicted with John F Gaynor
of complicity with Capt Oberjhi Carter
in the Savannah Harbor frauds, is a free
man to-night United States Commission
er Colquitt allowed him to take tho pau
per's oath at 7 o'clock this evening,
which freed Greene from the tine of $560.
CfO imposed in addition to his sentence of
four years in the Federal penitentiary at
Atlanta. More than a month ago Greene
and Gavnor completed their prison terms,
but they were held because of the fine of
$56O.C00 hanging ov er each
After restraining in prison the required
thirty days, each made application to
take the pauper's oath. In order tinullifj
the fine and secure their releasL The
hearing on Greene's application vjUa be
gun Tuesdav, and It was bitterly opposed
by tho United States attorneys,, who
claimed that Greene and Gajno'rt had
more than $2,000,000 hidden out, an that
they ought not to be released untllfsome
pcrt ol the one "was p&iu.
Christian HeurichLeads with
ROUSING MEETING HELD
Project Heartily Received by
Civic Leaders of District.
Tito Hundred Delegate from "nrl
ou Organizations Give Unqualified
lndomeraeni to Movement and Xu
merous l'ledcm Are Greeted vrith
pplnuoe llesolutton Jin p., Out
Coumc for CttixenV Asiioclatlona.
SUBSCRIBERS TO FUND.
ChriNUji llranrh . JWOT
It J Kaufman . 1 WO
Itmlde-s and Manufacturers' Lichan 1 000
Chamhr t-f Lmincrco.
I harle, J. ISell
Tliree ronymous Women
II H. Wimer
Irtenational uto Sisht-etnj; O
romcion Citizens Asjculiori
II h band. . . .
losidcs the' definite pleda. represent
tnt of nearly a dozen patriotic, fraternal,
a k1 anc organization promned for tbeir
oi7amzation bubataLtul rttunfiM support
of the project.
The George Washington Me
morial Hall project received an
$18,000 indorsement last night. At
a meeting of representatn es of
anous cnic, fraternal, scientific,
and patriotic societies in Washing
ton, in the Chamber of Commerce,
organizations and individuals
pledged that amount. The first step
in the actjateampaigrr torai3C-irn
this cit $250,000 Washington's
share of the 2,o00.000 necessary
for the project proved an auspi
ci' us affair.
AO TGKS SET ronTn.
Kollon infr a series of short spttchts,
in which the adantages of the pro
posed building to the citj- and nation
were tcrselj but fully set forth b civic
leaders of Washington, the subscription
ball was set rolling on a career that
stopped onl after subscriptions of ncarlj
SJO.000 had been announced, larjrelj from
As comparatnely few of the larger or-g-inizations
were represented in the defi
nite pledge, and as the richest source
of expecti d supplj the hOuse-to-houe
eanass of business firms and indiMdual
residences has not been tapped, last
night's subscription list furnishes the con
entions committee of the Chamber of
Commerce, the committee which is di
recting the Washington end of the cam
paign for contributions, with practically
that amount of "elet" to start on
From the huge J10 000 gift of Christian
Heunch to the $10 of one who desired
i tat his contribution be sent in through
his citizens' association, the announce
ment of each pledge was greeted wiUi
Knfolded in the highest ideals of
patriotism and emblazoned with and
borne up by the words of George Wash
ington s last will and testament, the
project was held up in all lights before
being presented to the representaties of
many thousands of Washingtonnns for
their indorsement, by the speakers
Women at Meeting.
Nearly 205 delegates from various
organizations of this cltv, or men in-
terested individually in the movement
jwerc pre&ent in the Chamber of Com
merce, when Granville M. Hunt, chiir-
Contlnned on Face 3, Column 5.
Greene was on the stand all day jes
terday. and again until 2 o'clock to
day, and he swore that he was without
money, all his fortune of nearly $1,000.
000 having been consumed in unfortun
ate speculations and in defending him
self against the government's prosecu
tion He was put through a grueling
examination by the government attor
neys, but the latter failed to show that
Greene and Gaynor had money hidden.
It developed during the discussion of
sums paid by tho witness to his vv Ife
that he turned over to her $55,000. In
herited from his father's estate. This,
he explained, he considered not a gift,
but the payment of a Just debt, as his
wife inherited a similar sum from her
father a number of yvears before, and
gave him the money to use In business
The decision In Greene's case fore
casts similar action in regard to Gay
nor when his application Is heard next
week. The government's attorneys aro
greatly disappointed and hint at possi
ble prosecution of Greene and Gaynor
FIVE LOAN SHARKS
MAY BE DISMISSED
Vigorous War Will Be Waged on Usury in
. Government Departments.
War on the loan 'harks in the
light b the alleged forgery committed b llliam aple, jr., an em
ploye of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, who said his crime was
the direct result of falling into the octnpuslike tentacles of the money
lenders in his division, will be waged by ccry Cabinet officer in the
governmental departments of Uncle Sam's domain. This was empha
sized lat night when Director Ralph, of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, said he already had sent to Secretary MacYeagh the names of
fie men who had been found guilt of the practice Mr. Ralph said
they had three days in which to answer, after which the Secretary of
the Treasury would pronounce judgment.
WIM. LOSE IJITTONS. .J
The police department, m m members
of which are said to oe practicing on
their fellow -emploves t regular -hvlock
method of money lending, will be under
the strictest surveillance of Maj Svlv es
ter, chief of police, who declared last
night that anj policeman or detective
found lending monej at usurious rates
of interest would lose his buttons
"I will take the button from any man
in m department guilty of this nefa
rious practice." said Maj Sj Hester last
Dight He made it clear he intended to
wage a vigorous campaign to stop any
such business among policemen, after
the charge that Mr. Vv'aple had fallen
into the clutches of a minion of the law
and had forged the policeman's wife's
name to a bogus check.
The mmes of the men Indicted by Mr
Ralph, when given to Secretary Mac
Vcagh, were accompanied by a recom
mendation that they dc dismissed from
Mr Ralph was greatly nroued that
such a thing should have happened In his
department when he has endeavored to
maintain a high standard during all of
the cars of his tenure of ofhec.
"Would bet an Example.
He said to the representative of The
"The men in that department are re
ceiving good pa, a minimum of $1,252 a
j ear. My desire always has bec- to place
them above tcmptaUon, especially as they
arc handling that which might tempt a
man to go wrong when pressed for cash.
It is a serious matter with me to find
that the high standard which it has ever
been my aim to maintain among the men
under me. should possibly suffer through
this unfortunate disclosure and its con
sequences in the eyes or tne public
Never in the history of the bureau has
such a thing been heard of, and I am de
termined to teach the guilty ones a les
son and to set an example that others
shall not forget easily. The morale of
this bureau, where so many millions of
public money or money value is handled,
at all hazard must be and shall remain of
the highest. Nothing else will satisfy me.
"I have formulated the charges against
Curry, Jacobs, Kernlg, Hedley and Butler,
and am to-day submitting them to the
Secretary of the Treasury. But not satis-
tied with that, I have at once caused a
complete inventory to be taketT-whlch
proves evtry thing, balances up to the
last postage stamp The public is therd-
fore being spared any possible anxiety as
to the effect of this loan-shark matter
upon the public funds under my con
trol. Just think," and Mr. Ralph looked
genuinely distressed and worried, "If
these men had been tempted to coun-
tei felting, with all the facilities at their
command, where would I have been?
What would the papers have said about
my careless methods."
Attorney Clarence R. Wilson, district
attorney," said list night that so-called
loan sharks could be prosecuted, tinder
government departments, brought to
the nimlnil laws of the District if found
guiltv of using Hatkmailing methods
"If a loan agent makes threats agiinst
his victim, a threat that will call down
public ridicule or criticism. Mr Wiloh
said, "ho is anu n.ible under the black
mailing law I mean to say that if, hav
ing fallen into the grasp of a monev
lender, who charges an exorbitant rate
of inter st, this money lender threatens
hiiti with a p nalty or dismissal, black
mail may be chargedagalnst him."
Several weeks ago the New Tork
World published a long article on the
'Aunties' of the various departments,
alleging that women had gone Into the
money-lending game and were making
all sorts of wealth It stated that not
a single division of the governmental
departments was free from their ne
farious practices, and it was becoming
the scandal of Washington life.
"Uncles" were not so freely men
tioned at that time, although it is un
derstood many are engaged in the busi
ness. It Is safe to say that not less than
100 persons, men and women, make a
practice of roping in their fellow -workmen,
a little less fortunate than them
selves, and lending money at Interest
ranging from ri0 to 300 per cent a
year This practice will be put on
the bhelf if the predictions of Director
Ralph bear fruit.
Receive Good Pay.
"While it has never been brought to
my attention officially, I understand that
my bureau is not the only one in which
the practice is going on," said Director
Ralph. "Tho men In my department who
will have to bo-fffscharged are receiving
good pay, most of them averaging $1,200
a year, and I do not think It necessary
that they resort to Shylock methods to
make a living."
Commissioner Rudolph said last night
no District employe could hold his Job and
hold seme other person's note for money
borrowed at a high rate of Interest. A
thorough Investigation will be started to
day, it is understood, in the effort to dis
cover those who are guilty of usury.
BONUS FOR BABIES.
"Stork Mayor" Interests All Newly
weds of Chicago.
Chicago, March 2i Senator Beall, the
"stork mayor," of Alton, has aroused the
interest of Chicago wives by his bill to
give a bonus of $100 for each baby born
within two years after marriage. It goes
double for twins, and three ways for
triplets. But it Is not retroactive.
In IMS there were 20,636 births in Chica
go. In nine months of last year there
were 18,147. Twins, the statistics show,
come most frequently in the summer
months. Fifteen pairs were born last
June, and fifteen during July $3,000 worth
of twins in two months.
Twins also "happen" In the spring time
with considerable frequency. The other
months of the year average about a
dozen a month.
M.Hum Adelaide Thnratoa. MIaa Asa.
, to-day, 2:15. Columbia, 25e to JO.
OLD BATTLE SHIP
k BATTERED HULK
Gunfire in ''Spotting" Prac
tice Proves Effective.
Norfolk. Va. March 22 Although sent
tqthc bottom yesterday in shallow
water, the mats of twnsted metal and
j..gged armor that was once the battle
thip Texas was propped up during the
night by tugs, and the New Hampshire
resumed firing at the old hulk before T
o clock this morning The discarded ship
rtsted with her keel In the mud in a
oosltlon to afford an excellent broadside
target On this the New Hampshire
fairly rained h.IIs from a distance of
about six miles
Thouch opinions were not forthcoming
f'om the ordninte officers, it was gen
crillv understood at ih conclusion of
the tiring to-oay that the work of the
New Hampshire s gunners was highlv
'ati&fattorv, and that 'he new dynamite
lad shown unexpected explosive power
The results of the manv experiment in
connection with the shooting will not he
known for some tune These tests In
c 'ude the areiir lev of the young officers
who served .is 'spotters,' the effect of
the tiring on the New Hampshire s guns,
and the effect of the concussion on
delicate instruments which were placed
aboard the target
To-d ly s spectacle was witnessed by
the officers and men ot twelve of the
Atlintlc fleet hhips
The list shot was fired at fl 30 o'clock
this afternoon The old battle ship Is
a veritable slive After the firing ceased,
all the otliecrs of the fleet that could be
spared from their ships went aboard the
They were surprised at the chaos the
shots directed by them had created. The
entire bottom of the vessel has been
shot away. Her eleven-inch armor was
penetrated and twisted almost as badly
as the three-Inch. Her conning tower,
with Its eleven-inch armor, was a pul
LIFE C0MPAJT5T UNDER FIRE.
neeelver Tor Northwestern Aakril In
l. s. Court ut Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio. March 22 An applica
tion asking for the appointment of a re
ceiver for the Northwestern Mutual Ufe
Insurance Company has been filed In th
T'nlfiul Cotnc? rI..i( -.,. .n n.n..n
LllltVU SHU.S-, .llt.UU VUI fc. .All &S-UUitL
Ing of the disposition of $7,000,000 of the
Tontine dividend fund is demanded The
petitioners claim that the money was un
lawfully diverted by the offcers and other
persons connected with the company.
A mandatory injunction, commanding
the company to restore to the fund all the
money alleged to have been unlawfully
diverted Is also asked for.
Watch for ihe Puzzle Contest on
The Herald's Page for Every
Woman. It will be an-
Three cash prizes will be offered for the three correct or
most nearly correct solutions.
Prize winners and others correctly solving the puzzle will
be announced the Sunday following.
It is distinctly a Washington puzzle, concerning things
Washirrgtonians are noted, the world over, for having always
Besides this, it is a brain teaser. '
Besides this, there are the prizes.
All of which makes' it well worth while.
Recently Engaged by Victims Believed to
Be Professional Thief.
UNABLE TO OBTAIN TRACE OF GIRL
Had Disappeared When Theft of Gems Was Discover
ed Employed Through Washington Agency After
Exhibiting the Best of References.
With the theft of $10,000 worth of jewels from the residence of
Miss Mary B. Adams, 1G21 New Hampshire acnue, esterday, coupled
with the disappearance of Mar)' Miller, a maid in the Adams home, the
Washington police last night were put on their mettle.
Miss Miller was engaged through the Ladies' Exchange, a Wash
ington agency, after she had exhibited splendid recommendations from
prominent New York families. At an early hour this morning, the
police say. no trace of the maid had been obtained.
The stolen property belongs in part to Miss Adams, she having
given the police a schedule of missing articles valued at more than
$7,675, while Mrs. D. B. Mcrrman, who makes her home with Miss
Adams, reported the loss of $2,330 in jewels.
Most of the stolen property was antique. In fact, some of it con
sisted of heirlooms which cannot be replaced.
According to the ston told the police, Mrs. Mem man telephoned
to the Ladies' Exchange, 807 Vermont avenue northwest, of w hich J. F.
Fuss is superintendent, last Monday afternoon for a maid. She w as told
of Mary Miller, who, it is alleged, was wanted by several other per
sons. The recommendations shown by Miss Miller were strong indorse
ments of her honesty and character. Mrs. Merryman requested the girl
be sent to ee her, and she arrived at the house on Monday night.
Miss Adams and Mrs. Merrjman were impressed by the girl's looks.
One of her recommendations was from a Mrs. Garrick, who resides in
West Fifty-ninth street, New York City. She spoke in admiration of
the competency of Mary as ri maid. The recommendation stated that
Mary had been in the employment of the writer for about eighteen
months, and that she left her service of her own accord. It recommended
that she be emploed b any person who chanced to read the epistle.
The letter is thought to be a forgery.
Judge Carpenter Will Not
Quash Three Indictments.
Chicago, March 22. Judge George A
Carpenter handtd down a decision in the
United States District Court to-day-deny
lng the motion of attorneys for the
beef packers to quash the three indict
ments against them, cha'ging a combina
tion in restraint of interstate tndc, en
gaging in a conspiracy in rcstnint'of
interstate trade, and monopolizing inter
state trade Judge Carpenter's decision
is what Is known as an intelocutory or
der, from which there is no appeal.
FLY OVER HAVANA.
Aviators Startle Residents of City
by Thrilling Trip.
Havana. March 22. St. Croix and John
ston surprised people this morning by
flying over the city unannounced, and
returning to the aviation field Later in
the day Garros tried for tho altitude
record. He flew out over the sea and
disappeared entirely from view. After
an absenco of fifty-six minutes he re
turned and his blograph showed that
he had attained a height of 6,000 feet.
During the absence of Garros Simon
gave an exhibition of spiraling and
I.IKCD HER LOOKS.
Mrs. Merryman was undecided at the
time, and told the girl she would notify
her the following day Mary gave her
addre-s as 115 H street northwest, but
said that inasmuch as there was no tele
phone in the house she would call Mrs.
Merryman the following afternoon When
the girl had left the house the matter
of her emplovmcnt was discussed by Mrs.
Merryman and Miss Adams Both had
been impressed by her good looks and
affable manner, and the letters presented.
Consequently, when they received a tele
phone call Monday afternoon from Mary
arrangements were completed whereby
tho girl was to assume her duties as
maid in the household the next morning.
Promptlv at 10 o clock she appeared at
the door with a small valise When the
maid, who met her attempted to assist
her with her valise. Mary refused to pare
with it. insisting she desired to carry It
herself This Is now- considered as a sus
picious circumstance from the fact that
the valise and the clothes she wore were,
found in the room assitmed to her after
her departure. When she entered the
housshe wore a blue suit and hat.
Mary Is described as being unusually
pretty, about 5 feet 5 inches in height,
with rich olive complexion, heavy black
hair, dark eyes and lashes, fine white
teeth, and -ftrelghing about 135 pounds Sha
has a mole on her left cheek The polica
believe she Is a professional thief, and
the same person for whom a lookout has
been sent from some of the large cities in
the past year for robberies committed in
a similar manner While it could not bo
definitely learned last night. Cincinnati.
Cleveland. Detroit, and Baltimore are
some of the places where operations of
the Kind have been reported.
Immediately upon her arrival at th
house the girl went to her room and
changed her clothes, attiring herself in
the customary costume of a maid Sha
then went directly to Mrs Merryman for
orders. She was given an outline of tha
dut'es to be performed, told that In alt
probability she would be called upon to
serve dinner in the evening, as the other
maid would be oft! that night. She an
swered that she was familiar with her
duties and would attend to them prop
erly. She Gave Satiafnctlon.
According to Mrs. Merryman, the girl's
work, until the time she was missed, was
satisfactory, and it was evident she un
derstood her position V feature brought
out last night was that she had used
every means to get Mrs. Merrymana
maid to take her leave. This the first
girl refused to do. It Is thought that 1C
Mary had been successful In her effort,
the silverware In the dining-room would
have vanished with the Jewels.
Shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon, Mrs. Merryman left the house to
make some calls, and a few minutes
later Miss Adams left the house for a
short walk. Miss Adams returned in
about fifteen minutes to get her watch.
She went to her room, and at that time
nothing suspicious attracted her atten
tion. -She left the house again, and re
mained out until about 5 o'clock.
Mrs. Merryman was the first to discov
er the robbery. Upon her return homo
about 5 o'clock, she went to her room.
Continued on Page 2. Column 5.
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