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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVDNESXfc AtTGTJST 10, 1912.
JffRIOE ONE CENT.
Warring Factions Agree on
Plan Suggested by
FIGHTER WILL BE
Agreement Is' Victory for "Big
Navy" Adherents, Who
A compromise among the battle
ships and no-battleships advocates In
the House haB practically been
agreed upon and comparative peace
reigns among the warring factions
The compromise agreement calls
for an Immense super-dreadnaught,
as suggested by Senator Tillman of
South Carolina, which will exceed In
speed, power and destructive ability
To Caucus Again.
The Democrats, who have three times
declared In party caucus against any
authorization for battleships at this
session, will caucus again Wednesday
night, and will compromise on one
This plan Is said to bo fairly satisfac
tory to all concerned, and constitutes
a partial victory for the pro-battleships
partisans, who were threatening to
bolt the caucus action If -the "small
navy" men persisted In their determina
tion to prevent authorlzaUon for any
battleships at the present session of
High Praise Given
.'...Revenue Cutter Men
President Taft and Secretary of the
Treasury MacVeagh have written let
ters of commendation to Captain K.
W. Ferry, commanding tho U. S.
revenue cutter Manning, to Senior
Capt. W. E. Reynolds, commanding the
Behrlng sea fleet, and to Second Lieut.
W. K. Thompson, of the Manning, com
mending these officers In particpular.
and tho officers and men ot the Man
ning, ana the fleet In general for brav
ery and gallant conduct In rescuing the
Inhabitant e of St. Paul, Kodlalc Island,
Alaska, In the eruption of Mt. Katmui,
June fl to June 9.
Captain Perry won unusual pralae
from tht) President, and a record of
his heroism will be filed away In tho
archive! of tho service In tho Treasury
Department. Captain Ferry und his
officers and crew stayed In St. Paul
harbor, facing what seemed certain
destruction, until they had every In
habitant of the Island aboard.
In his letter to the captain, President
Taft says: "While you could have put
to sea at the commencement of the
eruption, and thus taken your com
mand out of the zone of danger, it Is
of record that you remained In port
In the face- of apparent destruction in
order to give such aid as was possible'
to those on shore who had no meanB
of escape, and your officers and men
welcomed your action.
"The able manner In which you as
sumed charge, both during and after the
catastrophe, to the end that not only
were all the people saved, but order
was restored out of the chaotic con
ditions, compels admiration and de
Secretary MacVeach's letter to Can-
tain Reynolds, commends the fleet. He
aid: "The entire Incident, gallant as It
Was, only bears out the high opinion
I have of the Revenue Cutter Service."
Senate Takes Up
Consideration of the postoffice bill,
which was interrupted In the Senate
several days ago by the Panama canal
bill, was resumed this afternoon.
It Is the purpose of Senator Bourne to
preEs it to a vote with the least pos
sible delay. The discussion over parcels
post, however, will take up considerable
Senator Simmons spoke In behalf of
the good roads provision when the bill
was taken up today. He said that with
good dirt roads the cost of rural mall
delivery would be reduced one-third.
Japan Selects Site
At Panama Exposition
The Japanese government Is the first
to select a site for its buildings at the
Panama-Pacific Exposition at San
Francisco in 1915. The Japanese will
spend $1,000,000 for buildings and Jap
anese gardens, and at the conclusion of
the exposition will dmate them to the
The commissioners who selected tho
site are now on their way to Washing
ton to confer with President Taft.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Overcast weather and probably show
ers tonight or Sunday, not much change
U. S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m 73
9 a. m 74
10 a. m 76
11 a. m 77
12 noon 75
1 p. m 77
2 p. m S3
8 a. m 73
9 a. m 75
io a. m 76
n a. m ro
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
TIDE TABLE. '
Today High tide, 5:15 a. m. and 5:53
p. m Low tide, 12:11 a m.
Tomorrow High tide, 6:17 a. m. and
6:55 p. m. Low tide, 12.13 a. m. and 1.07
BuarUea 6:07 Sun sets.
HER LEGACY. IS
SCHARCE L-4 KaHSI
Mrs. Allen Indignant
"Larceny by Trick"
TELLS OWN STORY OF
GETTING VANITY BOX
Georgetown Girl Is Confident She
Will Win When Case
Comes to Trial.
Declaring that she is a victim ot
a Berles of persecutions behind each
of which Is a determination on the
part of the persecutors to mako her
life unbearable, and asserting that
she will fight these persecutions till
the last penny of a good-sized for
tune she soon will obtain possession
of, Is gone, Mrs. Mary Hume Collins
Allen, the pretty Georgetown woman
who was arrested Thursday night,
charged with "larceny by trick," to!
day made known her plans to offset
what she terms this "diabolical
Was Divorcee For Day.
Mrs. Allen will appear in Police Court
August 30, on the chargo upon which
she was arrested, and later released
on collateral. She Is the young woman,
a member of one of Georgetown's oldest
families, whose marriage to William
Thomas Allen the day following tho
signing of the divorce decree which
separated her from Dr. Arthur Collins
created such a stir In Washington.
"People are trying to take advantage
of me. My parents are dead, and sim
ply because- I havo been left some
money everybody Wants "to take It
away from .." 1':' ' ri l
In an Interview with a Times re
porter today Mrs. Allen, who will be
tried on a charge made by Milton Baer,
a Georgetown Jeweler, talked freely.
"It was only this morning that I re
ceived a bill by special delivery letter,
but It was one against my former hus
band. I guess they will attempt to say
I am responsible for It.
Has Always Paid Bills.
"I have always pa(d my Just bills and
always will. To Show that business
people have confidence In me. It was
only recently that I bought several hun
dred dollars' worth of goods from a
merchant In F street," continued Mrs.
Mrs. Allen and her boyish husband are
remaining at their home, 3017 Dumbar
ton avenue, and seeing only their close
When asked about the charge of lar
ceny brought against her by Milton
Baer, Mrs. Allen said:
"I was eager for the trial yesterday
because I knew the charges would fall
flat. I will be declared Innocent when
the case comes up."
Explains Larceny Charge.
Speaking of the "larceny by trick"
charge, Mrs. Allen said: "Prior to the
time I got the 'vanity set from Mr.
Baer, I had bought other stuff from
him. I was In there one afternoon and
he shewed me the set, and said I should
"I told him that I did not have any
ready money with me. and he told me
to take and pay him when I got It, and
that he would put in on the books.
About a month later I was washing the
pieces in hot water and the silver on
it peeled off, or blistered.
"As he asked $16.50 for It and claimed
It was good sliver, I took It back, but
he refused to accept it."
In explaining how she came Into the
reputed fortune of $100,000, Mrs. Allen
said : ...
"My father went to Mexico years
ago. He made money in mining, and
when he died he left it- to me. The
money Is in trust In the Union Trust
Company, and I pay mv bills monthly."
To explain her contention that since
she had come Into her money people
were trying to take advantage or her,
"Recently I bought a dress from an F
street firm for $125. but when It came I
Hound that It had split. I refused to
accept, ana tney auempiea 10 iorce me
to pay It, but in this they failed."
Tried to Collect Twice.
Mrs. Allen also talked of her hand
some $1,000 cloak which she wore about
the city during the winter. "Why they
have eVen attempted to make me pay
bills again on that coat.
"Bills have been sent me for settle
ment, when I hold receipts for their
payment here. Some merchants possibly
thought that I had thrown tne receipts
"Yes, once an error is charged against
you, everybody wants to take advantage
of you," said Mrs. Allen.
Mr. Allen was Indignant at the stories
published In some of the newspapers,
and insinuated that he had been think
ing of brlngtng libel suits against some
The young couple, of course dislike
the publicity which has been given the
case, but seem happy In the belief that
on August 30 the young woman will be
Next 'week Mrs. Allen will leave the
city for a rest of two weeks, but will
return In time for her trial. ,
Her attorney, John Doyle Carmody,
said today that he probably would ask
for a Jury trial.
Mrs. Allen Is of age today, and Mon
day will come Into possession of the
money left her by her father.
Free Lecture on "The Hell of the Bible"
at Old Masonic Temple. S p. m. Sunday.
Georgetown Beauty Who Will Fight
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BEGINS ITS MARCH
First Attack Comes Against
the Croton Water
BTKATPORD Conn.. AUflT. 10. Thol
Stage Is set; war has bfgun and the.
fate of the Croton watershed In West
Chester county, N. Y., the source of
New York city's water supply, and the
city Itself depends upon the ability of
the Blue army of defense to hpld In
check tho Ited army of invasion, tho
whole to constitute the Connecticut
Theoretically, the Red army landed
at New Bedford, Mass., a week ago,
and since then has been marching
southwestward to mako Its attack on
New York city.
Troops Pouring In.
All day troops have been pouring
Into the State by train and boat and
tonight tho hills of Southwestern
Connecticut will be lighted by the
camp flrvs of he tvo armies, ach of
10,000 regulars and militia from six
States, New York, New Jersey,
Massachusetts. Maine, Vermont, and
Connecticut, comprising all branches
of the service.
Tho headquarters of the umpire
Gen, Tasker 11. Bliss and his assis
tants are at Paradise Green and will
be known as Camp Lee. The head-
Suarters of the Blue army under
en, Albert F. Mills, will be north
west of here, and those of the Bod
army, under Brig. Gen. F. A. Smith,
will probably b at Mluord.
During the first half, or Instructional
period, the men will not leavo camp
until ? a. m., and return or go Into
camp shortly after 3 o'clock In the aft
ernoon. This arrangement will bo far
more pleasing to tne muma tnan past
maneuvers, when they were marched
from sunrise to sunset.
Concentration of Forces.
The first concentration of forces on
both sides will be for t few hours only,
and will simply bring the forces Into
the sphere of operations. After that
thev will be shuffled around to cover
strategic points In accordance with tho
plans of the game.
The layout of the maneuvers forms a
triangle, with Its lower apex Indicated
by a line of some twelve miles between
Stratford and New Haven. Tho upper
base of the triangle, about thirty miles
long, reaches from Waterbury, the right
wing of the Red army, to Danbury, the
western mobilization of the Blue army.
The third side stretches from Stratford
to DanDury, ana tne wnole includes
about 450 square miles of territory. In
this triangle Is some of the roughest and
wildest country In the State, and the
engineers will have hard work mapping
out each day's line of marr.n.
The use of the wireless In the man
euversthe first time It has been tried
out under battle conditions will be
watched with Interest. Three stations
have been set up by the Signal Corps,
at Paradise Green, MUford, and at Long
Hill. In Tumbull, which will he an ob
servation point for the Blue army.
MUZZLING ORDER TO
REMAIN IN FORCE
The Commissioners, on recommenda
tion of Health Officer Woodward, today
renewed the regulation providing for the
muzzling of all dogs running at large in
the District for a period of one year.
The enforcement of the ordinance for
another twelve months Is necessary, In
the opinion of the Health Officer, for
the prevention of rabies.
The records show that during the
year ended June 30 sixty-two dogs were
reported to the Health Department as
having shown symptoms of 'rabies, and
In thirty-two instances the clinical diag
nosis was confirmed by post-mortem ex
amination. During the same period
nine cats, tow horses, and one cow
were found by post-mortem examination
to bs suflerln froaa rabies."
MRS. MARY HUME COLLINS ALLEN.
KNOX TO ATTEND
Secretary, Accompanied by Offi
cers, To Leave For
Secretary of State Knox, accompanied
by an admiral of the navy, and a gen
eral of the army, will attend the ob
sequies of the Emperor Mutauhlto, in
Tokyo, on September 12.
Secretary Knox will 'go as the, special
representative ot PresidenttyTaft, and
he Wilt bo accompanied by, Mrs-Knox.
The secretary of.ftheml8iloa' will be1
njinnfftnl H. Miller.' rhl-f of thn rtlvlnlon
of Far Eastern affairs of.he State De-
The party will start about Thursday
for Seattle, where they will embark for
Japan on a vessel of the United States
In a statement Issued at the "White
Souse It Is said the mission will mark
e cordial relations that have existed
between the United States and Japan
from the time ot Admirals Perry and
Townsend and Harris, and continuously
through the long reign of the late em
"C.O.D." SWINDLER IS
CAUGHT IN BALTIMORE
Milton Hyman Arrested on Evi
dence Furnished By
Milton Hyman, known to the police
as the "C. O. D." swindler, who served
eighteen months In the workhouse hero
for. swindling a number of persons by
collecting charges on fako packages,
Is under arrest In Baltimore on a sim
ilar charge, according to Information
received in Washington today.
The arrest was made on Information
given by the Washington police, and
the prisoner was Identified by photo-
grupns ana uerunon measurements
taken while he was in custody here.
Hyman's scheme was to. fix up a pack
age, address It to some well-to-do citi
zen, and then take It to the house and
collect charges on It. The packages al
ways, contained some article of small
He was arrested here in August. 1909,
by Policeman Coffin, of the second pre
cinct, and sentenced to ISO days each
on three charges of false pretenses.
WAR UPON REBELS
Invasion of Mexicans Is Reported
to War Department in Ap
peal for Aid.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 10. Governor
Colquitt Is today awaiting reply to his
ultimatum, telegraphed the War De
partment last night, stating flatly that
unless United States troops are sent to
repel the Invasion of Mexican ''rebels
Into Texas territory, State troops will
Advices today say that the rebels who
crossed the border and raided ranches
Brown Pasqual, manager of the T. O.
ranch, near Bosque Bonlta, Mexico, es
caped to the American side and re
ported the rebels had raided the ranch,
driving away cattle and horses. The
T. O. ranch Is Nelson Morris property.
Numerous raids are reported on the
Many Hurt in Crash.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Aug. 10. More than
forty persons weie Injured la a collision
on the Shamokin and Mt Carmel Elec
tric railway early today. Car No. 17
crashed Into car No. 15, and both were
Each car was carrying over seventy-
nve passengers when the accident oc
curred. Three persons were fatally In
jured. J K. Pelskt, Eugene Sweeney,
ana wmanes mister,
Th eoiiLion t haiiavni tn have been
due to a mistake "la reading signal.
Humphries Will Not Be
Called by Grand Jury
4 JJ.ntil October.
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jjeunuc announcement ws maue to
day by Acting District Attorney Regi
nald S. Huldekoper that grand Jury In
vestigations of tho operations of John
Edward Humphries, self-confessed forg
er and embezzler of nearly 125,000, will
not begin before the first week In Oc
tober. Prosecutor Huldekoper also declared
that "the best Secret Service operative
in the service." an expert accountant,
and skilled Investigator has assumed
the active probe of the records, and
that his work will not be completed be
fore late In December. He Is now ex
amining the books of the old Nntlonal
"This investigator Is checking up the
records of tho bank to verify statements
made In Humphries' confession, and
th task requires much detailed work,"
said Mr. Huldekoper. "He will Investi
gate every detail oi tne siuiemeiiis
made by Humphries."
John L. Proctor, tho expert account
ant, on whose Information the warrant
for Humphries' arrest waB Issued, has
retired from tho caso to become a bank
examiner, It Is understood, although
evidence he has gathered will bo used
before" tho grand Jury. , ,
The latest Investigation, which pre
cludes the probabilities of warrantB for
other suspects In the case before the
grand Jury acts, will take wide ramifi
cations, and is expected to result In
startling disclosures. The activities of
Humphries, not only In the bank, nut
also In his speculations, will be probed
with the greatest diligence.
While the principal reason for the
delay In the grand Jury investigation la
the fact that the examination of the
records and tho verification of Humph
ries' confession will take more than a
month, another consideration Is the
fact that the present grand Jury v.111
be regularly discharged two weeks
after It convenes on September 15.
United StateB Attorney Clarence R.
Wilson will return from Europe about
the middle of September, and then Mr.
Huldekoper, who has been closely con
fined to the responsibilities of the office
all summer, will take a rest of two
weeks. It Is expected that 'by that
time the Investigation of the Secret
Service men will have ben completed,
and that the evidence will be In readi
ness to be submitted o the new grand
The namb of tho chief Investigator in
the case Is withheld by tho United
States Attorney's Office for obvious
reasons. It is desirable that tho In
vestigation bo conducted with the ut
most secrecy. Mr. Huldekoper admit
ted that much detective work will bo
required In addition to a mere account-
tl g OI me noun duumi niiu iui wmi
reason an utter stranger in local bank
ing circles has been nsslgnod to the
TIME LOCKS PLAY
JOKE ON MACVEAGH
Forgets to Put Aside Pockel
Money, and Has to Seek
" - Senator Borah will press Department
It leaked out today that the time of Labor bill,
locks of the United States Treasury Senator Smith of Arizona gets appro
played a J6ke on Secretary of the, priatlon of 20,000 for refuges from
Treasury MaoVcagh yesterday. With Mexico In Arizona,
hundreds of millions of dollars in the Senate finds difficulty in maintaining
Treasury vaults, the Secretary was , a quorum.
compelled to send out to a hotel to
have a check cashed In order to get
funds to make a trip to Dublin, N. H.
11 was mior i.v v w.m ...o ....it,
locks were working. Hereafter, the
Secretary will arrange his finances
earlier In the day
"Is Hell a Myth?"
Old Masonic Temple. S p. m., Sunday.
OF GRAND HOTEL
Scathing Rebuke to Proprietor Gardiner,
Who Is Refused New Trial and
Arrest of Judgment.
CONVICTED OF DISPENSING
LIQUOR TO 18-YEAR OLD GIRL
Severely scoring Edward J. Gardiner, proprietor of the Grand
Hotel, recently convicted of "dispensing" liquor to eightteen-year-old
Lillian Sears, for his laxity in the enforcement of the liquor laws of
the District, Judge Pugh, of the Police Court, has overruled the
defendant's motion for a new trial and arrest of judgment, and declares
he will revoke the hotel keeper's license if it is within the court's
Whether or not a Police Court judge of trie District can order
the revocation of a hotel or cafe proprietor's license for "dispensing"
liquor to persons under age will be decided in the Gardiner case on
next Tuesday, the day on which Judge Pugh has announced he will
take final action in the matter.
WILL TRY TO REVOKE LICENSE.
"I will do everything In my power to revoke this man's license, and make
on example of him," sakl the court In denying the motion for a new trial
and the arrest of Judgment. "Thcso cases are gross violations of the law,
and should be punished by more than a fine. It Is a crime to sell or dis
pense to a minor liquor which will work his or her ruin."
Gardiner was convicted In tho District branch of the Police Court of
"dispensing" liquor to the Sears girl on July 23. Counsel for Gardiner Im
mediately filed motion for a new trial, and declared they would subsequently
exonerate their client of tho chargo. Since the trial Gardiner released his
former counsel and obtained the servicos of Henry E. Davis and Charles G.
Darr, determined to fight the caso to tho finish.
Attorneys for tho hotel proprietor argued eloquent with the court to sus-
Italn their motion, and grant their client a new hearing and an arrest of Judg-.-
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pic with threats that an "example" would bo made of Gardiner, If possible.
WILL STUDY CASE THOROUGHLY.
Judge Pugh declared that It would take him several days to go into
the case thoroughly and familiarize himself with his power regarding the
revocation of the hotel keeper's license.
Thero Is a difference In the terms used In the law prohibiting the sale of
liquor to minors and the dispensing of liquors to persons under age. Gardi
ner has been convicted of "dispensing," which, according to the wording of
tho law as Interpreted by some lawyers, means that the court can do no
more than fine him.
In the penalty clause of the statute It Is stated that the court has a
power to revoke the license of the licensee In event he is found guilty of
"selling liquor" to persons under age. It does not In the wording empower
the court to impose the same penalty If the defendant Is convicted of "dis
pensing." QUESTION OF COURT'SS POWER.
The matter under consideration of the court is whether or not the legal
interpretation Is that the court can exercise the same power in either in
stance. It is this phase of the question which the court Is trying to decide,
and declares it Is Its hope that It will be able to subsequently impose the
revocation of license penalty.
Gardiner has been convicted twice of violations of the law thla year. Tha
other violation Involved the sale of Intoxicants after midnight
Plan to Take Excise Bill
From the District Committee
CongresB ian Fred S. Jackson of
Kansas promised a 'delegation of Chrls
Uan Endeavor workers, E. C. Trum
bower, Rexford Holmes, and P. F.
Drury, the later from Ohio, In a con
ference at 1 o'clock this afternoon that
he would today Introduce a motion In
the House to discharge the District
Committee from further consideration
of the Jones-Works excise bill.
This move will take the measure from
the committee, where the bill has been
pigeon-holed four months, and will place
It before the House.
Advocates of tho bill are positive In
their predictions that when once the
bill is before the House It will pass. It
has already passed the Senate.
The chief points of the bill are: It
will reduco the number of saloons in
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at 10 o'clock.
Postoffice bill taken up for considera
tion. Senator Page makes Ineffective effort to
have Senate take up vocational educa
tion bill next Saturday.
' Senator Bailey says Senators are for
I .-.-4mn in limit President to One
I term of six years.
The House met at noon.
Private pension bills considered.
Congressman Wilson of Pennsylvania I
ian wimon or ,
reviwed the labor legislation enacted
br the House during the session.
The minority report on the Catlln case
was tiled by Republican members of
the Elections Comailttee, No. 2.
Washington between 200 and 300, It will
bar women from saloons. It will widen
the area about churches, schools, and
the Marine Barracks, where saloons
may npt be maintained, and it will stop
"rushing the growler."
The Christian Endeavor workers who
claim the credit of this movo are also
at work on the Rules Committee, which
has power, if It cares to exercise it to
place the Jones-Works bill before thu
House to the exclusion of other busi
ness. "Congressman F. J. Garrett of Ten
nessee premised me that he would use
his beu endeavors to get tho Rults
Committee to press this measure," said
Rexford Holmes today. Mr. Garrett Is
a memLvr of tho Rules Committees.
Believes Bill Will Pass.
"Seven dayB' notice Is required to dis
charge a committee from the considera
tion of a bill,'' said Mr. Holmes, "but
we are aided In this difficulty by the
fact that Congressman Hobson pf Ala
bama, has already Introduced a resolu
tion calling for action from the Rules
Committee on this bill. When once the
bill Is before the House It will pass. We
will have the bill up for consideration
bv the end of next week, and It will be
disposed of before adjournment"
Congressman Gnrrett became Interest
ed In the bill because a letter drafted
by the Christian Endeavorers was sent
into his district accusing him of not
responding to their personal appeals.
He denied that he had refused the ap
peal of the temperance workers, and
to make good assured them that he
would do everything In his power as a
member of the Rules Committee to aid
Brings Case to Crisis.
Congressman Jackson, when attorney
general df Kansas, made a reputation
as a fighter of the liquor forces, and
he proved a willing aid for the Chris
tian Rndeavor advocates after the Dls-
s- -; . -h . h.,d - .h. bu,
I ; four months.
The action promised by Congressman
Jackson is an extraordinary remedy for
a situation that has provoked tnucU
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