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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1912.
NOT KNOWN HER
Conflicting Reports Are Re
ceived From Agents Con
cerning Mexican Rebel.
A number of conflicting reportn re
garding the' whereabouts of General Or
toifco, the Mexican rebel chief, were re
cetVed at the State and War Depart
Some of the dispatches state that he
Is in Juarez, and others declare that
'He left the railroad south of Juarez
land' started for the west coast.
The lnsurrecto army is headed for
the- fastnesses of the mountains in So
nora, with the Federal army several
days march behind.
Consul Letcher In a telegram from
(Chihuahua received today reports ihat
ipractlcally all the revolutionists have
lMt that section. Federal troops aro
encamped there in Btnall detachments.
Consul Edwards at Juarez announces
that several tralnloads of revolutionary
offlclalB and women have arrived there,
but that conditions are quiet, and there
are no indications of disturbances.
iThe consul at Monterey .reports that
order has been restored' In the states
of Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Poto
el, Coahulla, Tamaulpas, and Neuvo
Leon, and that in moat of the northern
Cftrt of Mexico the situation Is irrentlv
There is a strike On among the labor
ers of the factories of Orizaba. The
.consul at Vera Cruz today Informed
lth State Department an engagement
tt&a occurred between the strikers and
volunteer laborers in which several wcro
killed and many wounded. The gov
ernor 01 me "state 01 urizaoa, unable
to deal successfully with the nuthrnnk.
According to the consul at Fronterar
oraer nas prevailed since July 4 in the
state of Tobasco. The banditti, who
recently attacked the town, are said to
represent no revolutionary movement,
una 10 nave sougni oniy plunder.
Americans were not molested.
Died in California
MOTHER IS HELD
' Wkir fat -X'
, Fro! v-- L '
Is9vs " - - HIHWBl '
OF CHILD'S DEATH
Neglect in Not Sending for
Physician Charged by
MRS. SARAH PLAIT DECKER.
LEADER OF WOMEN
Saengerbund and Arion Choruses
Feted Today By
An Informal reception is being ac
corded the members of the Washing
ton Saengerbund and the Orion Go-
rG&ngvereln choruses, whopartlclpated
in the Northeastern S&engerfest at
Philadelphia, today by other members
of the organization who stayed In
Washington and heard by telegraph
xne success or. tneir bretnren. The
singers are being received in the club
tnnmR ftf thl rAlnntlva nriranlTn.
Washington was well represented at
the Baengerfest not only by the chor
uses from the two local organizations,
blit also by many other Germans who
attended the affair to hear the sing
ers. There were about sixty in the
delegation that represented this city
'in the festival.
Among those who participated in
the big concerts were Albert Lepper,
IJohn wlscjiusen, Thomas Mayo, Abe
Frauner, Max Schmidt, August
Schmidt, Dr. S. Graser, W. Welgman.
IjTof. Gumbrecht. ICarl Holer, F. Carl,
and John Waldman
Several hundred members of the
Vereln Baden and their families at
tended the annual picnic of the soci
ety which was hold yesterday after
'noon and evening at a farm on the
Bladensburg road. President Dlttes
hdd charge of the arrangements.
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Former President of Federa
tion of Clubs Passes Away
A coroner's Jury will Investigate the
circumstances surrounding the death of
the Blx-weeks-old child of Mrs. Ger-
I trudo Withers, wife of W. B. Withers,
u Washington drug clerk, living at Mt.
Rainier, at an Inquest to be held at tho
little Maryland town at 8 o'clock to-
Mrs. Withers, who was taken In cus-
I tody following the posting on her homo
of a notice which read "Died this morn
ing; never thrived," Is being detained
by the town authorities pending tho
verdict of tho coroner's Jury. Tho
child Is said to have died without medi
Alleged neglect on tho part of the
mother In not sending for a physician
is charged by tho authorities, and It
is probablo that the b6ard of county
physicians will be called upon to ex
amine Mrs. Withers as to her mental
The posting of the notice on the
house yesterday morning was the first
any one knew that the child had died.
Mrs. Wlthors' husband has been In
Washington moBt of the time for the
last week and was not at homo yes
terday. Neighbors Informed Mayor
Plant that the notice was on the
house. The mayor, accompanied by
Health Officer Joseph Ohlendorf, went
to the Withers' home. They had the
Infant's body taken In charge by a
Hyattsvllle undertaker and decided to
detain the woman for the action of
the coroner's Jury.
TO GET A HUSBAND
Messenger Boys' Trip
Is Halted by Police
Frank K. Doyle, Llnwood Plummer,
George Smith, and Roy Carroll, mes
senger boys, who left Washington last
Friday to go to Atlantic City on their
bicycles, are back home today. The
boys got as far as Baltimore, where
they tried to sell their wheels to pur
chase railroad tickets to Atlantic City.
This resulted In the police of the Monu
mental City being notified, and they
were" detained until the arrival of De
tective Embrey, of this city.
The detective brought young Doyle
and Plummer back with him last night,
wjtlle the other two returned home on
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8. Mrs.
Sarah Piatt Decker, of Denver, former
president of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, died here laBt night,
following a surgical operation perform
ed covei al days ago for Intestinal trou
ble. The operation was performed laBt
Friday, and Mrs. Decker rallied Im
mediately. Until Saturday night her
condition was considered hopeful, but
after a change for tho woree in the
evening, she sank steadily.
Mrs, Decker came here to attend tho
biennial convention of the General Fed
eration of Woman's Clubs. In the sti
slor.s of the convention Bhe was con
spicuous by successful pleas for an en
She wus taken ill Monday, and Dr.
Cornelia de Bey, of Chicago, one of thn
federation delegates, sent her to a sani
tarium and called a consultation. From
the first It was made known that Mrs.
Decker's condition was critical.
SUIT TO GET SEAT
IN COUNCILS OPENS
Barrett-Lambert Contest in Alexandria Has Preliminary
Hearing Today Special Grand Jury Indicts Colored
Man Who Was "Just Playing."
Mrs. Manther Replies To Charges
Houdini Escapes From
Box at Bottom of Bay
NEW TORK, July 8. Harry Houdini,
who for ten years has amazed the pub
lic and police of the principal cities of
the world by the ease with which he
escaped from handcuffs, manacles, and I
prison cells, performed a submarine
trick off Governor's Island yesterday
that puts Monte Crtsto's famous bag
trick to shame.
His wrists firmly clipped with two
pairs of regulation police handcuffs and
his ankles bound together by a pair of
ugly looking leglrons, the "escape
artist" allowed himself to be nailed up
In what appeared on closest inspection
to be an ordinary substantial packing
box. In the box he was then tossed Into
the bay. In a few seconds less than a
minute Houdini bobbed up to the surf
ace, free of all his manacles, having
escaped from the box without drawing
a null or a breath.
Houdlnl's latest achievement was ac
complished In the presence of a half
dozen newspaper men, each determined
to solve the secret of the trick.
Mrs. Martha E. Manther, wife of Gus
tave A. Manther, the former Navy Yard
employe placed on probation on condi
tion that ho would pay his family $S a
week, after he had been arrested on a
charge of non-support, denies that sho
advertised for a husband and got
Likewise, she denies that he did not
know she had three children when he
married her, as he claimed In his ac
count of the matrimonial difficulties.
"Mr. Manther knew the three children
before the marriage," declares Mrs.
Manther. "Hi was so determined to
marry that he said he didn't care If I
had six children.
"Not a word was said regarding $3,000.
My first knowledge was what I read In
the papers. I believe It was Bald out
of revenue. I had property In Newark
valued at $3,000, which was sold upon
my getting married. He helped spend
It after losing his position.''
The story told by Manther was that
he answered an advertisement and be
gan a correspondence with Mrs. Manth
er, which resulted In their marriage In
Newark, N. J., In 1906. He claimed that
Mrs. Manther led him to believe that
she had $3,000, but Instead had three
Attorneys M. E. O'Brien and N. E.
Turnage represented Manther.
WASHINGTON TIMES BUnEAU.
ALEXANDMA. VA., JULY I.
i Hnpelal grand Jury which met In
corporation court, today returned Indict
mpnts against William Hansborough,
white, and James Williams, colored. The
indictment against itansDorougn came
as the result of a police court hearing
about two weeks ago, when grave
charges were Hied against the man by
Mary Kane, a thirteen-year-old girl.
Williams Is accused of the theft of
$58 In currency from the pocket of J. H.
Carver, his employor. Tho alleged theft
occurred Saturday afternoon. Carver,
who resides in Fairfax county, and has
an extensive milk route In this city,
discovered at about 2 o'clock that his
pocketbonk, containing 158. was missing.
Ho at onco accused Williams of the
theft and, tearing tho man's shirt from
his body, found tho money concealed.
At the police court hearing this morn
ing Williams said that both had been
drinking and ho "was Just playing with
A preliminary hearing was granted In
the same court on tho quo warranto
proceedings brought by Robert 8. Bar
rett against Urban S. Lambert, which
has for Its object the possession of
the latter's seat In the city council, to
which Barrett claims he was legally
elected The case' will probably come
to trial within tho next month. Judge
J. K. M. Norton represents Lambert,
and Judge C. E. Nlchol appeared for
I.nmbert was selected bv council to fill
out the unexpired term of the late
Hubert Snowden. It was claimed by
the Barrett side that he should serve
onlv until tho next general election, fol
lowing his appointment, and not the full
length of the term, which docs not ex
pire for two years.
At the general election of June 11,
Barrett accordingly entered his name on
the ticket. Councilman Lambert not
holding It necessary to do so. As there
was no opposition, a certificate of elec
tion was presented to him. which, when
presented to the last session of council,
was refused on the ground that no
Barrett was then sworn In office by
N S. Greenaway, clerk of the courts,
and Is now endeavoring to gain his seat
bv process of law.
The preliminary motions In the an
nexation suit, brought by the city of
Alexandria against the boards of su
pervisors of Fairfax and Alexandria
counties, will be heard on the circuit
court for the county on either Julv 17
or 18. The probabilities are that Judge
B T. Gordon, who sat In the former
case, will ilso preside at this one. The
case will hardly go on trial. It Is said,
A meeting of the conference commit
tee of the cltv council has been called
for this evening for the purpose of de
ciding upon the amendments to the new
set of cltv health laws, on which the
two branches of council are deadlocked.
It Is hoped that a suitable agreement
mav bo made. In order that the com
mittee can report at tomorrow night s
meeting of the city fathers.
Thoso composing the committee are
Councllmen Blrrell, Lambert, and Wil
liams, and Aldermen Ogden and Field
Funeral services for Thomas E. Beach,
the Alexandria engineer who was killed
In a railroad wreck at Greensboro, N.
C. Saturday, were held from his resi
dence, 303 North Alfred street, at 3.J0
thlB afternoon. The ceremonies wtro
conducted by tho Rev, Edgar Carpenter,
rector of Draco Episcopal Church, and
the pallbearers were selected from tho
membership of tho Brotherhood of
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Wentzol
will take place from Demnlno's under
taking establishment at 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. Hev. P. Parker
Phillips, of St. Paul's Protestant Epis
copal Church, will officiate.
JOSEPH JOHNSON OF
Legislator Loses Seventy
Dollars and Ticket on
Ten No-Stop Trips Daily
Scheduled to Accommo
Left in a destitute condition with her
two children by her husband, Mrs.
Edith Griggs was today compelled to
apply to Mayor Frederick J. Paff for
uid to return to the home of relatives
In Goldsboro, N. C. At the request of
the mayor, transportation wbh afforded
ncr oy tnc Houthern railway.
Charles T. Goods, chief of police, loft
last night for Toronto, Canada, where
he will attend the convention of Inter
national Police Chiefs, In session there
tomorrow. In his absence, his duties
are being discharged by Lieut. J. Frank
Bettls, supplemented by Officer John
T. Roberts, assigned to desk duty.
A meeting of the officers of the Alex
andria Sunday School Baseball Associa
tion will be held In the rooms of the
chamber of commerce this evening. At
this time It Is expected to adopt a per
manent schedule, as well as draw up
.the constitution and by-laws of the association.
When Congressman Joseph T. John
son of South Carolina, who lives at
110 Maryland avenue northeast, awoko
thin morning shortly before 7 o'clock
he found that his clothing was miss
ing from a chair by tho head of the
bed, whore he had placed it when
he retired last night.
Going downstairs, tho Congressman
found his clothing on a chair in tho
parlor A wallet containing $70 in
bills and a small purse containing some
change, torn: Panama monoy, a ticket
on tho Panama railroad, and a bunch
if keys wore missing. Mr. Johnson im
mediately notified the police of the
Ninth precinct oy telephone, but detec
tives who went to the house failed to
find anything that would give them the
slightest clue to the Identity of tho
Congressman and Mrs. Johnson were
sleeping in the same room, but neither
heard the thief at work. Entranco to
the house was gained by a first-floor
reur window which had been left open.
Mr. Johnson said that he got up nbout
3 o'clock this morning and at that time
his clothing had not been disturbed. He
also closed he bedroom door at that
time, and when he awoke later the door
waa open. The thief did not dl-surb
anything In tho house but the Congress
An express car service on the Mary
land line, from Fifteenth and G etrecH
nnrthwest to the District line, during
tin' rush hours, went Into efTtct today.
No stops will be made except at street
i all way crossings, and fire 'stops.
This suhsdul Is effective from thy
operation of the first cars in the early
morning from Laurel. Eetwyn, and
niverdiile Into tho city up until 8.3
In thn afternoon beginning at 4
o'clock. In order to handle the bit;
crowds from the departments the fast
njhcdnle U usjd again. Between these
houis, stop will bt nade as tho old
Bchediilo called for. Tho new schedulo
provides fo ten express trips each way
during the rush liourj.
There aris hundreds of Government
clerks and other persons living on the
Maryland lln9 who must get Into the
cilv at S o'clock, 8:30, and 6 o'clock.
The last fast cxpreioj from the District
line leavrs Mt. Rainh'r. Md., at 3.30
o'clock. J, . .u
An no stops are made txcept those
cnllid for by law. a quick run In made
Into the city. Under the old schedule
the cars would atop end load and un
load passenga-s at every tquare If
Hours 8 A. M. to 5 P.M.
By Dr. Ralph Martin Samuel
Your vacation time and mine
are now the consideration. I
leave town In August and re
quest those contemplating a visit
to call at the earliest possible
moment. Phone Main 4340 and
arrange for a specified time.
R. M. SAMUEL.
Office In first floor balcony.
Thrown From Car When
It flits Telegraph Pole
Morris C. Brown, twenty-two years
old, of 1209 G street northwest, was
painfully hurt about the head In an
I automobile accident in the Bladensburg
I road early today.
JBrown was driving toward the city
when something went wrong with the
steering gear near the Intersection of
'Bladensburg ro.id and H street north
east, The machine swerved to the side
'of. the road and befcre Brown could
tiging it to a stop, clashed Into a tele
'graph pole. Hu was thrown out. Tho
front of the car was badly damaged.
Sleman Memorial Sends
Out Appeal for Funds
Fifteen hundred letters, addressed to
public-spirited citizens, asking that they
contribute to the John B. Sleman, Jr.,
memorial hall fund, have been mailed
out by the executive committee of the
Sleman memorial committee. It Is the
hope of those Interested In the project
that the $25,000 desired will be con
tributed. The Y. M. C. A. owns a lot adjoin
ing its building on G street northwest,
and eventually plans to erect an addi
tion there, of which the Sleman hall
!wlll be a part. One of the purposes of
tMe memorial hall Is to afford room for
the educational and physical teaching
of poor boys In Washington.
Woman Who Shot
Husband Is Wanted
Takes Fatal Dive
In the Anacostia
Maryland authorities are hunting to
day for Mrs. Hattle Jenkins, a colored
woman, living near Oxon Hill. Mrs.
Jenkins Is alleged to have shot her
husband, John Jenkins, aged twenty
two, In the leg with An old army mus
ket when he returned home Saturday
afternoon after a two weeks' absence.
Jenkins was brought by the father of
the woman to Congress Heights In a
wagon. The trip took three hours, and
the man was In a weakened state when
hi arrived. His leg waa amputated
above the knee Today It is announced
that he probably will recover.
His hea.. striking a clay bank, Ernest
Woolfred, twenty-two years old, was
Instantly killed while diving In the
northwestern branch of the Anacostia
river, near Hyattsvllle, Md., yesterday
afternoon. HU neck was broken by
the fall. He was diving at a plac6
known as "hole No 7," where the water
was supposed to be deep.
The young man lived with Richard
Wood In Hyattsvllle. The body was re
covered shortly after the accident, and
taken to Gasch's undertaking establish
ment in Bladensburg. Justice of tho
Peace Dahler, acting coronet, will hold
an Inquest tonight in Vanhorn's store
Woolfred made what 1b called "the
deep dive" from the banks of tho
stream. It was some time before his
comrades realized an accident had taken
place, believing the young man was
swimming under water.
Services at St. Alban
Canon William L. DeVrles will con
duct services In Bethlehem Cha-pel, at
St. Alban, throughout the present
month, and during August and until
September 15, Canon Richard P. Will
iams will be In charge. The Sunday
afternoon services at the foot of the
Peace Cross win be in charge of visit
During the summer St. John's and
Christ Churches, In Georgetown, will
unite In services, with the Rev. Dean
Hobbs, of Kansas, in charge Christ
Church, at the Navy Yard, will not be
closed, and the Rev. Robert U. Brook
ing will be In charge.
The Rev. John Lacy, of Hinton, W.
Va will take charge this week of West
Presbyterian Church, Thirty-first and P
i Patriotic Song Service.
The Hamllne M. E. Church held a
special choral service last night at which
only patriotic songs were sung The
regular choir was assisted by the Misses
Flora Ferguson. Louise Corey, and Irma
Buck. Mr R Depue and Messrs. Brid
well, Daw kin;, and Boweo.
Resources Over $8,000,000.00
Eldridge E. Jordan, President.
Arthur Lee, Vice-President
Samuel J. Henry, Vice-President and Treasurer
James H. Baden, Secretary
B. B. Wilson, Assistant Treasurer
L. E. Schreiner, Assistant Treasurer
Wade H. Ellis Icounsel
R. Golden Donaldson unsei
Wm. C Worthington, Auditor.
P. G. Eastvick, International Banking Corporation
James A. Cablll
A. O. Claobam
H. Bradley Davidson
William P. Dennis
R. Golden Donaldson
Wade H. Ellis
Samuel J. Henry
Eldridge E. Jordan
Orren G. Staples
Corner Penna. Avenue and Tenth Street
J. Fendall Cain, Manager. H. Owen Thompson, Asst. Manager
Corner Seventh and Q Streeto
Irvln Owlngs, Manager J. E. Troth, Asst. Manager
Corner Twentieth Street and Penna. Avenue.
Robert E. Brlggs, Manager Wm. R. Nagel, AbbL Manager
N. E. Corner Fourteenth and U. Streets
Wm. R. De Lashmutt, Manager H. W. Phillips, Asst. Manager
1136 Connecticut Avenue
R. D. Hagnor, Manager
United States Trust Co.
and H Streets n. w.
N. E. Cor. Fifteenth
1131 Cniitlit Av. n. w.
N. B. Ct. 14th an U Its. n. w,
Trimmed Hats, 89c, $1.50, $2.25 and $2.98
Ratine, Pique and Summer Girl Felt Hats in White and Colors
The finally reduced prices also include Daintiest of White Chip, Milan, and Tagal Hats, trimmed
in bewitching summer girl fashion. The Untrimmed Hats and Trimmings at absurdly little prices, with
the services of the famous milliners here, mean a hat to order at minimum cost.
Trimmed Picture Hats, reduced
from $16 and $18 to $9, and from
$10.00 and $12.00 to fljrT rn
The Ileal Panama Hats are re
duced from $12.00 to $9.60, from
$10.00 to $6.60. from $7.60 tiQ QQ
Braid Hats are
from $3.98 to....
Panama - peanut
reduced fl1 QQ
The Untrimmed Hats, Imported
shapes, are reduced from $7.60 to
$1 98, from $6 to 98c, and CA
from $2.50 to out
Flowers and Feathers are
duced from $1 to 69c, from
75c to 60c and from 60c to. . .
Ribbons arc reduced from 36c to
19c yard, from 25c to 10c and (T
from 16c to ''
Summer Girl Rings Reduced to
Gold Shell and Parisian Gems Warranted Five Years
Who wants to be over careful when enjoying a visit to seashore or mountain ! The
Summer Girl Rings are real gold and real gems to all but the wearer so why risk ex
pensive rings? Worth noting the rings now offered at $1.00 are the best pf "gold
shell" set with "Parisian gems," warranted for five years and made to retail up to $5.00
Fa. Av. t4 IOUi it n. v..
Stvtnth tni Q SU. n. w.
ZOth at. (it Pa. Av. H.W.
A "Drummer's" Samples Offered at 10c and 25c for Choice j
The "drummer" turns his sample cases upside down glad that his season ends and his annual holi
His samples almost given us and to you. Think of only 10c for Beaded and Elastic Belts, Shell
and Amber Barrettes, some gold trimmed. The few Velvet Bags shall be included at only 10c each. At
25c are the pieces made to retail at $1.00 a thousand and one different pieces everything that consti
tutes "Summer Jewelry." It'll be real gold and real jewels if the wearer is appropriately dressed
$1.33 for $5 Automobile Parasols They Fold
"Tiflany Room" first floor, northeast section, is filled with Paris Novelties, now offered at finally
reduced prices. The idea is to catch you before leaving town and to assure a completely new stock
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