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JViatial Home and Gems of
Wizard Due for
HIDDEN FUNDS FOUND
Search Goes on as Italian
Stays in Prison
.Boston. Aug. 17.?Seizure of the
jaJaUal Lexington home of Charles
Ponxl. ?u which his young wife and
ged mother now are rcjiding! ot
Mrs. Poozl s Jewel\ and - that big.
shiny limousine, without which Ponai
would bo lost were be not in a
cell Jn the East Cambrdge prison. Is
sen*duled for tomorrow, according
to a statement last night by government
The property and valuables will
be commandeered by the government
as soon as a receiver for Ponsi's
affairs is appointed, it was said.
Al! will be held until it is decided
how Investors are to be reimbursed.
The fact that the house is in the
name of Mrs. Ponzi, wife of the little
Italian get-rlcb-quick schemer, will
not deter the representatives of the
law from seizing it, they said, stnee
it was bought with *the profits of
her husband's investment^ reason.
Dull Tangle Develops.
The reason for failure in the Attempts
to obtain the release of the
dapper little "Midas" today, when it
was expected friends would come
forward with the $25,000 bail required.
was given tonight. Attorney
General Allen refuses to avrree
with the attorneys for Ponzi In their
proposition to have bail s?t in the
State case at a figure which can bo
njet. and which will enable Ponzi
to have his freedom until ne shall
come to trial.
A warrant for another arrest In
the Securities Exchange swindle
was granted in the Municipal Court
today. An arrest is expected momentarily.
Vlidinc Place Revealed.
Developments in the search for
Ponzi's "hidden millions" came today
with the announcement that the
State investigators know what the
little Italian has done with a larce
sum. which they hope to recover.
What their discovery means in the
way of money returned to investors,
and the manner in which the funds
were secreted could not be learned.
Belief that there might have been
counterfeiting ramifications in the
foreign exchange scheme outlined
by Ponzi today turned the Federal
investigation of the get-rich-cjuick
schema into new channels. It was
said attempts are beincc made both
here and in Europe to determine
whether there has been any
wholesale counterfeiting of marks,
francs or lire. Definite
assurance that the bursting
of his bubble when it did was
the only thing which halted Ponzi
in his plan to launch Sion.ooo.oon
nation-wide banking and trust
company scheme, was obtained by
The plan, they said, was festered
by President Chmi^linski. of Hanover
Trust Company, and also included
plans f?-V establishing a
chain of automobile repair shops.
Death of Woman
Results From Heat
Winchester. Va.. Auc. IT.?The intense
humidity of Sunday night la
believed to have caused the death
of Mrs. Martha A. Hawkins. TO years
old. wife of C. Hawkins, superintendent
of county buildings and
Her husband had retired, but was
awakened by his wife, who had
sou-ht fresh air downstairs. As
he reached her sid*- fehe expired in
his arms. Surviving are her husband.
two sons and one daughter.
KILLED BY FARMER
Fredericksburg. Va.. Aug. 17.?A
rattlesnake, four feet in length with
even rattles and a button, was
hot and killed by E. L. Musselmaji
within ten feet of his residence on
Mine Itoad. near Zoan Church In
Spotsylvania County. After seeing
the reptile Mr. Musselman secured
The rattler seemed ready to make
a spring when it was killed with a
load from the gun. Mr. Musselman
saved the rattlers as a souvenir.
BOY'S SKULL BROKEN
IN TRUCK ACCIDENT
Hagerstcvrn. Md.. Aug. 17.?While
riding a bicycle on the State road
n?*ar Hu>ett"s. west of this city,
Oorge Murray, aged 15 years, was
struck by one of a convoy of auto-|
mobiles nroute to North Carolina,
and probably fatally injured.
The driver of the automobile escaped.
Murray was brought h#?re
to tho hospital with a broken
srV :| and a fractured leg. He has
Wen unconscious since the accc
'^^ i ii an ointment made |
trom a mineral containing
A pimple or a carbuncle?a
j [kin disease or a barn?are all
I healed by Helios.
Read tbe circulars for direc- !
| bom and lues of Helios.
Helios is tbe fbit aid and
! should be ia every h'uft. '
for ?le at People's Dmj ;
| Sl?:es. I
Who said girls don't love a
j frccklc-faccd lad? Certainly not
Wesley Barry, who has made the
j freckJedest phiz in America one of
! the best known v on the silver
OWEN PRAISES '
RECORD OF COX
Says Democratic Leader
Has Qualities of True
Senator Robert I-*- Owen, of Oklahoma.
who was a candidate for the ;
j Democratic nomination for Preai- :
jdent at the San Francisco convention.
returned to Washington yes- 1
| terday from Columbus, Ohio, where
j he had an interview with Gov. Cox j
i lasting more than two hours. The
Senator expressed himself as being'/
; enthusiastic for Cox and said h?*
i has promised to make a number of
j speeches throughout the country in
support of his nomination.
' He found Governor Cox. he said,
i to be a pronounced progressive
[Democrat of the type which h?* has
I advocated, and in absolute accord
| with him on all national issues.
"I had a very interesting inter- 1
[ view with Cox." said Owen, when
[asked for a statement, "and found
I him thoroughly progressive. He i
| meets my views entirely and I hope
.all my friends and those who believe
in me will support him. His
administration will be progressive.
The country. I am sun-, can rely 1
upon this. It is a matter of the first j
Love of Clothes
Lures Away Wife
Haeprstown. Md.. Aug. 17.?
Claiming to have traced his wife to .
; this city and finding her at a house j
j on Washington street. William F.
j McDonald, of Baltimore, caused the;
arrest here yesterday of J. I?\ Roe- ,
mer. who was arraigned before Justice
J. H. IJitner and fined $12.35.
McDonald said the "matter" has
been ^oing on for some timf. He!
t said sympathy and a desire for
I clothes caused his wife to leave the,
j comforts of her home.
! "SCHOOL DAYS"
V*e'u~ mne s
l?PiPI////l fo* TH? AfRvc
Wv/Hrim *"' 6eT PlCK?C
. I '
HIS POPULARITY \
''^ lte*i<.- kISS^^T' ; % *
<* ^BB|j(yp x-^y
For Big Bear Hunt
Winchester, Va., Aug. 17.?A fullErown
black boar was shot anc
killed yesterday by Harvey Funkhouser,
living near Yaucluse, Frederick
County, while the animal was
devouring his corn crop.
It was the first black bear seer
in that locality in recent years, ar.c
when news of his appearance
spread the villagers grabbed theii
shotguns aid any other nearb)
weapon to shoot the bear and pro
lect their homes.
The bear, which was poor ant.
lanky, weighed about 330 pounds.
OLD SCHOOL BAPTISTS
HOLD ANNUAL SESSION
Fredericksburg. Va., Aug. 17.?
The Ketocton Association of the Olt
School Raptists held their annua
three-days' session at White OaI<
Church in Stafford County, neai
Fredericksburg, closing yesterday
This was the first time in thirtj
years the association has met at th<
White Oak Church.
Among the visiting ministers
were Rev. T. S. Dalton. Washing
t<>n: Rev. Sylvester Hassell, Xortl
Carolina; Rev. John Priest. Prino
William County; Rev. Mr. Garland
Washington: Rev. Mr. Monsees
North Carolina; Rev. Mr. Pittman
of Luray; Rev. Calvin Funk, Need
CITY TO COLLECT
HEAVY STATE TAX
Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 17.?Th?
city of Lynchburg will collect thi:
year for State purposes the sum o:
$450,472.85. an increase of $92.99'*.7;
over th?? tax assessment for 1915
according to the tax returns jusi
completed by D Ij. Taylor, commis
sioner of the revenue.
This sum is in addition to license:
levied on business and professions
Net assessments on incomes shower
$11,347,500 this year, as comparet
with $8,520,090 last year.
screen. And if he ever did, he's
here shown in the pleasant act of
taking it back. Gee, it must be
grand to be freckled and famous
Tcacher, Beaten; Robbed;
Unable to Describe
Newport News, Va? Aug-. 17.?F.
. J' Robinson, head of the machinists'
department at Hampton Normal
1 School, was found in his home, 40
Tyler street, last night. suffering
f from wounds, which were inflated
in some mysterious manner by unknown
| , W hen found Mr. Jiobinson was
unable to give an account of how
the wounds were received, and the
. police are working on the theory
, that he was waylaid and robbed and
I managed to reach his home after
t the assault.
rj Dr. J. Wilson Hope, who attended
1 him. stated that a wound upon hi^
'r | head bears evidence of the man bei
ing sandbagged. IVop wounds were
also inflicted upon his ne< k. said to
, have been from knife thrusts.
The authorities. with blood1
hounds, are scouring the country.?
side for the assailants. Shortl>
J after midnight the police placed
. . Tom Dixon, colored, an employe of
the pipe fitters' department of the
. Normal School, under arrest pending
FALL FROM WINDOW
; KILLS AGED WOMAN
J Link wood, Md., Aug. 17.?In an
-'attempt to fasten a shutter of a
J second-story window at her hom*
; ]!l9t PVCninS Mrs. Frank H
Fhillips, 66 years old. lost her bal
ance and fell to the ground, a distance
Of thirty feet, breaking her
-j neck. She died shorty after the ac;
?| She is survived by two sons. Wil
ham T. Phillips. .1 farmer of I.inkwood,
and Julian Fhillips. bus in ess
< manager of fJoldey College, of WUI
LIKE WAR DAYS,
D. C. Militiamen Begin
Their Third Day's Grind
t In Gimp.
Lacking only the incentive they
had a few hrief months ago when
many ot them entered this same
camp Germany bound, 182 members
of the Fifth Infantry, District National
Guard, this morning start the
third day of their annual encamp- i
ment at Camp Lee, Va.
"It's the same old grind?the same
old broiling sun and the same old J
chow," chorused members of the 1
unit yesterday. But the grind, the j
sun and the Chow in turn blessed j
them last night with the sleep that I
comes only to those "all in."
Dozens^ of arms ahd shoulders,1
once hard and tanned, which have j
under the regime of "civies" become i(
soft and white, were nursed yes- j
terday by Capt. D. W. Tastet, j*
medical officer of the outfit.
Maj. Gary I. Crockett, of the J
Sixty-second Infantry, a regular),
army man and an overseas veteran,)!
as senior instructor of the District j,
Guardsmen, has issued orders ratify- j
ing the instruction program drawn!,
up by Capt. James C. Sutton, sec-J
ond in command of instruction. 1
Thes?? two officers are assisted by j;
i Sergt, John Coanscholk, of the Coast
j Artillery Corps, a veteran of the'
American army in France, who saw
three major offensives.
The program of training, now,
(Well under way. calls for only limi-j
ited instruction until tomorrow, ji
I when rifles will be used for the first |<
time and the men will be putj'
through company drill under arms..
Preliminary training in grenade
throwing will be started tomorrow.!:
Prig. Gen. Omar Bundy, command--;
ing officer of Camp Lee, is expected ,
to make a tour of inspection of the 1
section alloted to the National1,
(Guardsmen the latter part of the|
j week. It is the hope of the men
'that Brig. (Jen. Bundy will be pres-j
;ent for tho sham battle scheduled for I
1 August 29, the day before camp J
BY LIGHTNING BOLT
Fredericksburg. Va., Aug. 17.?'
Tho barn of Oscar Kreidstadt, near
Alden. King George County, was
struck by lightning and burned to
the ground Saturday evening.
A large quantity of farming imI
plements. machinery and hay were
i Th^ wholesale market prices yesterday
evening ranged as follows:,
j Kggs?Strictly fresh. 52c per doz.; I
Southern. 53c per d?>z.
! Live Poultry?Roosters. 23c per'
| lb.; turkey, 42a45e per lb., hens.'
!36a37c per lb.; chickens, 45c per lb.;i
ducks. 22a28c per lb.
Dressed poultry averages 2 cents
more per lb.
! Livestock?Calves, 16al7c per lb.;'
pork. 7a8c per lb.; sheep, 5a7c |
;P?r lb.; laiflb, 12al3c per lb.
I Fresh Fruit?Apples. $1.00al.00j
per bu. basket, and $l.O0a2.50 bbl.;|
1 j California lemons. $3.00a3.50 per
jbox; California oranges, $7.50a8.00
'per box; grapefruit, $6aS per box;
j peaches, 50ca$l.f?0 ' _? bu. basket;!
, ifancy peaches, $1.50a3.50 per crate; I
[jsecond grade. $1.50a2.50 per craf; :
'canteloupe. $1.00a3.00 per crate;;
| $2.50 per crate (S pan carrier).
I Vegetables?White potatoes, $4.50
a4.75 per 150-lb. bag; sweet p<?ta-j
jtops. $6.O0aS.00 per bbl.; lettuce. $1.00
!a2.00 per basket; tomatoes, 25a75? ; i
,per box; peppers. 50c prr crate:,
jegg plant. $1.50 per crate; sugar
Icorn. 25a35c per dozon; lima beans.!
' 40r per <jt.; beets. 2a3e per bunch;
'.cabbage, 50ca$1.00 per bbl.; celery.
[ 40ca$l.O0 per doz.; squash. 50a75c 1
per crate; onions, 75ca$1.25 p<4r basket;
cucumbers, $1.00al.25 per 1U
j Baltimore, Aug. 17.?Butter ?
.(Creamery, fancy, per 11*. 57a5Sc; do, |
,j choice, 55a56c; do. good. 54a55c; do. j
prints. 58a60c; do. block. 60a63c:i
ladles, 43a45c; Maryland and Penn- !
| svlvania rolls. 44a45c; Ohio rolls,1
42a43c; West Virginia rolls. 42a43c: j
store-packed, 4 1 a42?-: Maryland. VirI
ginia and Pennsylvania. dairy
j prints. 42a45c; process butter. 51a53c. '
Kggs ? Maryland, Pennsylvania !
and nearby firsts, per doz. 4Ra49c; '
Western firsts. 47c; West Virginia ]
firsts. 47c; Southern firsts, 46a47c. j
Live Poultry?Chickens, old hens. I
4 lbs and over, per lb. 38a39c; do, do. j
small to medium, 36a37c; do, do. j
White Leghorns, 36a37c; do, do, j
roosters, 20a22c; do, springers, large.!
45a46c; small. 38a40c; ducks, old i
Pekins. 3 lbs and over, per lb. 29a 1
30c'; do, do. puddle. 2Sa29c; do, do. !
Muscovy 27a2Sc; do. do. smaller. '
thin, 25a26c; do. young. 38a40c; i
pigeons, young, per pair, 35a45e; do. I
old. 35a45c; guinea fowl, young, 1 ^ j
lbs and over, each, 70a75c; do, old,
Chicago. Aug. 17.?Hogs?Slow. 1
mostly 10 to 15c higher than Mon- !
Cattle ? Choice steers steady, I
others very draggy; undertone!
weak; good cows and canners slow,:
steady; others and bulls dull;calves j
uneven; early butcher sales strong;;
Sheep?Natives opened about
steady; lambs $12.75 down to packers;
Westerns slow to lower. Very 1
good Idaho lambs sold $12.65; good'
Montana wethers bid $7.75.
Have Leese Make
?Thai is the sure way of
getting the kind that will
meet your individual requirements.
M. A. LEESE
614 Ninth Street
Department of Justice Staff
Reduced One-Had f by Or'der.
(By Public Lfdrer Service.>
Philadelphia. Pa., Aug. I*.?The
corps of investigators at the local
office of the department of Justice
was reduced to a mere skeleton of
Its former strength today as orders
for the dismissal of a number of the
best known men at the local office
The orders which virtually deplete
the number of men employed in
tracking down radicals, investigating
profiteers and other Federal offenses
that fall within the Jurisdiction
of the department, were received
Already the hx has cut a wartime
staff of fcrty-two men down to
a mere handful of ' nine men, of
whom about six are active. The
dismissals are effective on September
l, but men are being granted vacations
or other time due them.
1-ack of appropriations is the reason
cited for the sweeping reductions
In the investigatig staff which
is now virtually on the basis It was
I rior to the beginnig of the world
The letters ordering the dismissal,
said the men best adapted to the
work were to be retained.
The immediate reduction here is
r.O per cent, but previous dismissals
make the present force practically
one-quarter of what it was in war
times and the hectic 4a>"s following
the alvent of national prohibition.
The depicted staff here would entail
heroic efforts on the part of the
remaining men if raids similar t^
the radical descents of last winter
were to be ordered. The profiteer
activities are also at a standstill but
The work of keeping an eye on the
radicals in this vicinity is still as
pressing ?s ever.
OF N. Y. CRIMES
Campbell Proves Alibi
When Grilled on Gotham
An effort by New York police to
connect William Henry Campbell,
colored, who is under arrest here
charged with the murder of Mrs.
Gertrude Harrison Mann, with several
murders committed in New
York early in J91R, failed Monday
night and Detective William Kinnevt
of the New York department, who
has been here working on the case,
Campbell established to the satisfaction
of the detective his innocence.
His statements regarding
his whereabouts at the time the
New York murders were perpetrated
ore found to bo true. With
a remarkable m? mory Campbell was
able to put forth an alibi which the
detectives were unable to shake.
"Bob Currier! By
that'ssacred! Where 1
you concealed your
these many moons?"
"Hospital, Billy, j
taintly is good to be c
"What was the tro
"Oh. the doetors i
name with nine syllable
but it was nothing mo
ging of the intestine
wouldn't move and it
"What did they do
"Why,they were al
for appendieitjs. The :
accumulated in the 1
where the appendix i
pains. Tried to cure th
That only shook my sy
it hard?and left tl
waste there, dryer an
ever. Taking a pur
you're like that is abo
driving a car up a hi]
carbon out of the cylin
make a bad matter wc
"You said somethir
"Finally the docto
see if we can't move th
naturallij before we op
want to operate unless
"He put me to bed
Birthday Greeting |
JAMES MARIO\ BAKKR,
Former Secretary of the Senate
and AiPidtant Deputy Commissioner
of Internal Revenue, is
58 years old today. He was born
at L<owndeaville, S. C., entering
the government service here as
Assistant librarian of the Senate
in 1R93. This position he
held until becoming Secretary
of the Senate in 1S13. His Washington
home is at 3141 Highland
Civil War Matches
Found in Old Attic
Sell Like Hot Cakes;
Hagorstown, Md.. Aug. 17.?W. p. J
J Brenner, an aged merchant of |
Smithsburg. placed on pale in his
store the other day a quantity of
the ?'ld-fashioned sulphur matches,
and they sold like hot cakes.
Mr. Brenner found the matches in
j the sttic of his homo in which the J
store is located, where they had
been since the civil war.
The merchant did not know the
matches were there and he was surprised
to find several hundred boxes.
TWICE IN 2 WEEKS
Hagerst^wn. Md.. Aug. 17.?For
the second time within two weeks
Charles Brr-rlcr. a railroad worker
of this city, was waylaid late at
night and injured by a blow on th?r'
ba* k of the head.
He was found by a policeman in
j a semi-conscious or.nditioti and re-i
.moved to the hospital. Brezler does i
j not know his assailant. The as- j
Isaults are said to be the result of!
'the recent strike on the Western!
J Maryland Railroad here.
PLAN CAMP MEETING
Fredericksburg, Ya . Aug. 17.?
The Spotsylvania Holiness camp,
meeting will open on the <ampi
; grounds on August 27 and continue'
until September 5. Among the |
ministers to be present and deliver,
sermons at the meeting will be Rev. j
j L.. I- Banks, of Culpeper; Rev. Mr. J
Thorpe and Rev. J. W Heckman. of I
New Kent County
ubIe?" , . v~ ,
4 out on Nujol.
called it some certainly an a
?s and a sneeze, jnp for 'you:
re than a clog- proved the gc
S" The stuff
was poisoning ^ while I began
1 *? y?u- *i work, anyway
I set to operate "On an ei
food waste had Instead of foi
argc intestine system, it sir
is. I had bad waste. This h<
lem with salts. c]es a]0ng the
stem flushed expandinj
lat poisonous to squeeze th<
d harder than that it. passes
gative when system. It
ut the same as because it he
II to clean the thorough bow
aers; you only ]ar intern als, i
,rse- / N best habit I ki
lg." that, it's abs
r said," "We'll \ Peasant to tal
lat obstruction "Say?that
erate. I don't ' needing. I've
it's absolutely ^ salts for monl
all the time. .
land tried me i of Xu
" that, beginnin
/ ^ Knjol is sold by a
only, bearing tix
mBn the Nujol Laboi
|k im (New Jersey), M
BY STRAY SHOT
Bullet Fired at Sea Gulls
Norfolk, Va., Aug 17.?Mra James
Twiford. Jr., Corpew avenue, this
city, was taken to the Protestant
Hospital, the victim of a peculiar
accidental shooting while bathinc
*t Virginia Beach yesterday afternoon
Mrs. Twiford was in the aurf
with a number of friends when she
waa hit by a stray bullet, flred from
a .32-caliber rifle by Mr Spigel. who
ia stopping at the Booth cottage
Mr. Spigel. it ia said, was firing at
sea gulls, and the bullet which hit
Mrs. Twiford. after hitting the
waves ricochetted and struck the
bather. The bullet entered the
Owing to the noise of the surf.
Mrs Twiford's companions did not
hear the report of the rifle shot and
did not know she was wounded until
she called to her husband. Mr*.
Twiford and her husband m*ere chaperoning
a house party at the Virginia
Hotel over the week-end.
WHITE PLAGUE FOUND
IN POULTRY FLOCK
Hsgerstown. Md . Aug 17.?An
epidemic of tuberculosia in a flock
of several hundred chickens ha?
been found on a farm in this county
by Prof. H. W. Rickey, of the
Maryland State College.
This is the second case of the
kind that has come to the attention
of Prof. Rickey, although he has
worked extensively among poultry
both in the United States and Canada.
The diseased fowls. County Ar?nt
Day stated, appear to be healthy
and fat. but when picked up they
appear to be only a bunch of
CEDAR RUST MENACE
HITS APPLE ORCHARDS
Winchester. Va.. Aup. 17.?Cedar
rust, which two years ago threatened
to wipe out the apple orchards
of the Winchester district, is now
menacing the apple industry of the
Piedmont section of the State, according
to a statement issued by
F. D. Frommo. an expert of the extension
division of the Virginia
He Mate* that it is particularly
severe east of the Blue Ridge, and
that only prompt and thorough removal
of all cedars within two
miles of apple orchards wil prevent
damage in future years.
WANTED ? Hornet to Sen!
We Need Them
There Is a big demand We are
equipped t? sell quickly. Call
our office. Main 64*?4. Our representative
will call at once.
The F. H. Smith Compact,
Sift 15th M. vv*. Maim G404
Believe me, there was
nxious period of waitrs
truly'. But Nujol
kmLs. It softened that
ved it on, and after a
to be regular."
H How does this Nujol
itirely new principle.
rcing or irritating the
nply softens the food
'lps all those little musintestines,
X in their normal way,
; food waste along so
naturally out of the
'lps Nature maintain
el movements at reguwhic-h
is certainly the
now of. And besides
olutely harmless and
's just what I've been
1 been taking pills and
ths and getting worse
Jump in and we'll buy
jol right now. Me for
U druggist* in sealod botUcj
e Nujol Lnuie mar'-. Write
rstorie*. Standard Oil Co.
5 Brradwaj, New York, fci
Feet of Donga" r
ing an Old Complaint