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TIIE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1912.
"i i a crook;
OF DEAD WARRIOR
Peraldine Wingate, Formerly
, of-Washington, Tells of
NEW TOnK, Nov. 5. "I am a crook.
It ! true. I admit It. But I am a
crook (Imply bccauso clrcumstancos
Wade mo so. I m In tho hands of a
band of apparently reputable society
oitnn swindlers for almost two years,
mid I had to do their bidding In order
This remarkable statement was made
today by Geraldlne Wingate, author,
Jilaywrlght and "sociological suffragist,"
formerly of Washington, who hag been
given extensive credit In Chicago, Maw
fork, and other cities, and has passed
numberless checks that Have been re
turned marked "No funds."
At Asbury Park UbI July she ar
ranged to lecture on suffrage In Library
Han, but disappeared suddenly when
the landlady demanded she pay nor
She Is Still Very Young. ,
Testcrday the Joung woman, who
feays she Is but twenty-three years of
age and looks even younger, waa dis
covered at the Hotel Gerard under on
"I Intend to leave this hotel, and per
haps Now York, this evening," said
Hiss wingate, "and so there Is no rea
son why I should not bo perfectly frank
"There Is one request I shall make,
however, this Is that you do not publish
tho name under which I urn known
here. I hae a contract with an out-of-town
newspaper to do a series of ar
ticles. It Is an attempt on my part to
remain honest, and It Is almost mv last
chance, so, please don't publish ray
Biom de guerre, which Is also my nom
Daughter of a Commodore.
"In tho first place," sho continued,,
I will tell you who I am. My father
was Cotnmodoro Georgo Wingate. of
the United Stntes N'iy He died eight
cnrs ago, and in mother Is now the
iWlfe of a wealthy foreigner and U llv
lntr with him abroad.
"I heard of an opportunity In a real
estate of nee In Atlantic City, and went
.there. Within a few weeks I
ft lint n nmnn rt mitn n t-,1 . I
Ob o nuiiinn vi t uuinaiij L'
plnoment. She said she had noticed
line at the Martha Washington, whero
phe had stopped, and liked my appear
since. Wo had a long conversation,
whlch ended In her offering mo a po
sition, with a good salary to travel
loround the country soliciting manu
scripts from young authors on behalf
jf the Authors' Club, of Philadelphia.
"I was to get the manuscripts sho
vai to sell them on a commission basis.
fThat proposition was perfectly on tho
Oriental Rug Sale
Every piece has been carefully selected and is offered
with our unqualified guarantee, as to genuineness, stab
ility of colors, etc.
Kermanshah Carpets in a variety of sizes from $175 to $550
Sarouk Carpets from 7 ft. by 10 ft. to 10 ft. 6 in. by 14 ft. 6 in. $175 to $450
Ispahan and Meshed Rugs from 7 ft. by 10 ft.
to 10 ft. by 13 ft. 6 in
Muskabad Carpets from 8 ft. by 10 ft. to 10 ft. by 14 ft
Beloochistans, fine large pieces, from
Bcloochistans, small pieces
Irans, averaging 5 ft. by 7 ft., very soft colors, from
Fine Kcshans Special price
Some of these pieces worth as high as $225.00.
Cut Glass and
square. Tou see, she and more than a
dozen others wanted to break mo In
Fake Authors' Club.
"Well, they did It. The got mo to
open a fake Authors' Club In Chicago
and pass worthless (hecks. I didn't
know they were worthless until I was
arrested. I was freed when I ex
plained, but ndt until I hud spent a
night In tho Cook county Jail
"Ileforo we came t New York last
spring to open tho 'Historical Suf
fragette' and pass ns many bud checks
as possible, the woman got me to
write two plajs. 'The Ilathlng Girl' and
'Minus a Husband.' Tho band paid mo
a small sum for this work, and then
sent a girl, who la un Innocent 'lomo
on,' to various Eastern titles, to organize
cnurimoic periormunccs lor surrrage
"This band of women, which In
cludes about twenty all told, many of
mem 01 repute in tneir own localities,
litno realized tens of thousands of dol
lars through theso schemes alone."
Entries For Tomorrow
At Pimlico Track
PIMMCO ItACETHACK. Md , Nov.
6. Plmllco ontrlcs for Wednesday, No
First race Two-year-olds and upward;
six furlongs. Ilurgeols. 10; Corn
el acker. 100; Cercmonlus. 112; Abdon, 97;
Pandorlna, 07; Tho Squire, l Uashtl,
112; Cogs, 100; Itacquet, US; St. Ilcgls.
Hi', Babbler, 11.
Second race Helling; three-year-olds
and upward; one mile and a sixteenth.
Kden Hall, 109; Lucky George, 102; Law
ton Wiggins, 112; Turbine, 105; Ilcy,
101,; My Gal, 112; Adolante. 1(6: Frank
Fill-cell. 112: Bnrlmrmnss. 112: Illlllkcn.
112; 'Sticker. 107; Cloud Chief, 1JS.
Third race Two-year-olds; scen fur
longs. Strenuous, 110; Tnlecarricr, 107;
Olivers Lodge, HI; Ilepcntunt, 101;
uroscnor, ltn; Astute, iw.
Fourth race Ilennert Steeplechase;
selling; four-year-olds and upward; two
and a half miles. Black llrldge, 113;
Gitrterman, 154: Young Morpheus, 15.!,
Jesuit, 111; Prince Hampton, 149; Gun
Cotton, 154; Aronoo, 149.
Tlfth race Stafford Handicap; thme-year-olds;
mile and thrcc-Blxteenths.
Yorkshire Boy, 100; Alrcy, 91: Inspector
Lestrade. 94: Hamilton. 109- Woith. 123,
Nonpareil, 102; Jawbone, fljii.
Sixth race All ages! owned In Vir
ginia, Wejt Vlrclnlu, Man land. Pcnn
sjlvanln, or Wstilct of Columbia; six
furlongs. Spring Hoard, 123; Illmatlon,
120, Fatherola, 120; Yorkshire Bo, 123,
Lace, 97: Grosvcnor, 97; Double Five, 13,
Apprentice nllowance clultned.
Weather clear; track fast.
Triple Charge Made
Against Coal Man
Ilobcrt Childress, a young colored
man, living at 1251 c street southeast,
will face a lot of trouble In Polite Court
tomorrow. He Is held at the Ninth pre
cinct police station on charges of dls
orderlv conduct, assault and cruelu to
Childress, who Is employed as a coal
wagon ilrler, was at a coal dump
along the railroad traiks In the notth
east section of the rltv this morning,
Vhen Policeman Michael Hagan n
monBtratod with him for thn way he
was treating his horse. Childress, It Is
charged, struck the officer and after
ward struck tho horse with a shovel
with a view of halng him kick tho
msmm- tW4B&. rum
im-maa i m v i -i
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AS jka Sgff-3i
'iv.JBtVMNMA. ICfW iS-
and Eleventh Streets
TELLER IS ABOUT
, TO MAKE DEFENSE
George W. Fitzgerald Facing
Trial in Chicago on Em
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. Aftor a lapse of
live years slnco the mysterious disap
pearance of $173,OuO from tho Chicago
fcubtretisury, Gcoige W. Fitzgerald, for
mer teller, who was Indicted In 1910
and cliaiged with the embezzlemtnt of
that mini, Is to appear beforo Judgo
Carpenter, of tho United Btates .Court
In this city, this week to bo tried for
tho alleged theft.
It was In 'the summer of 1907 that the
officials of tho Chicago United States
subtreasury wero startled by tho In
formation that 1173.000 In bills of vari
ous denominations had mysteriously
disappeared from the cage of the teller,
George W. Fitzgerald.
An examination of Fitzgerald's book
showed that tho shoituge was not a
tnattei of bookkeeping, but of actual
Iosb. Inquliy at Washington showed
thut the money had not been shipped
to tho l'edirul Treasury by mistake.
Thomas 1. Portei, chief of tho United
Stnloi Secret Service In Chicago, began
a cuiefut Investigation of the case and
ascertained that tlucc previous thtfts
had taken place, It la alleged, In Fitz
gerald's cage prior to that time. Theso
lossos were, respectively, $J0O, $600, and
Although at that lime considered
uboe suspicion, Fitzgerald was relieved
fiom duty, but not arrested The offi
cers ot the Ktcrct tiertliu began a thor
ough investigation of the private life of
i very one of the einploes of tho sub
ticasury, amung them Fitzgerald s. ills
manner of lift. It was found, was sim
ple and unostentatious, and ho was
popular among his companions.
The case was so puzzling that, after
a consultation with Secretary Shaw of
llu- Treasury and President Itoosevelt,
John L. Wllkle, chief of the I'nlted
.States Secret Service, took personal
charge of tho Investigation. Fitzgerald
and sovciul other persons were per
sistently shadowed, but for several
years absolutely no evidence could bo
found which would havo warranted any
arrest. However, no reward was of
fered, as this was considered useless
under the circumstances. Fitzgerald,
having lost his position In the sub
treasury, tried to earn a living by going
Into the nal i state business, and was
carefully watched. One day. In making
a pajment, be offered a thousand-dollar
bill, and on tho strength of this and
other clrcumstantlul evidence he was
arrested on suspicion, hut quickly dis
charged again without huvlng been for-tnalK-
charged with the theft.
The Secret Service officials continued
to watch every movement of Fitzgerald,
and upon the strength of the circum
stantial evidence accumulated In the
. " - .1
$170 to $225
$85 to $195
$22.50 to $75
$40 to $85
Wall Paper and
course of several years a secret In
dictment was found against Mm In 1910.
Tho Indictment formally charged Fitz
gerald with tho "embezzlement of 9173,
ouo and ho was arrested, but tho trial
was delayed for vat lous reasons until
It was set for this week.
Navy Yard Employe
Striken with heart disease while at
work In the electrical repair shop at
tho Navy Yard, Benjamin Taylor died
beforo tho arrlvol of a physician short
ly before noon today.
Taylor, who was ilftv years old, lived
a 1616 Galen street, Anacostla, He had
been employed at tho Navv Yard many
THE FAMOUS SCHUBERT
LEADS THEM ALL!
REMARKABLE TEST OF ENDURANCE
Transported Across the Continent Four
Times, Domiciled in Extreme Climate
and Exposed to Many Disagreeable
Conditions by Travels.
I'lano Maintains TODAT, After 20
Years of Varied Life the Same
Street, Rich Tones and Eas)
Action That Distinguish tho
Schnbort Anions All Its Fellow
ii i m S
Interesting and Instructive Narrative
From tho Possessor of a Schulicrt
I'lano Which Should Appeal to
Urcrr l'crson Contemplating
Placing a I'lano In Their Home.
"There ore no doubt a number of very
Bowl makes of pianos offered the pub
lic toijay," remarked MrH. Iner Sey
mour Milton, the wull-known dramatic
soprano soloist, musician, and composer,
to a Times reporter durlnir u conver
sation about music, "but I am certain
that there are none that can outclass
the Schubert for endurance of tune
when put under such a remarkable
tent as has distinguished the oiiu In my
LlKliteenth strict home.
'To biEln v. itli. this sumo piano has
seen twenty eurs" steudy service und
has probably covered more miles ot
tiiuff over the country by train, boat,
und horse und ox team tliuli un pl.inu
In Washington. And today It Is the
same soft, sweet-toned Instrument us
uhen It came from the famous factory
"It vvus nurchascd for Jll) throucli it
dealer In a little, frontier town luur the
.Missouri river and the ludlun countrl
In Dakota. The dealer turrlid u very
small stock of musical Instruments, but
he wus stroni; whui It cuine to i.ata
loRues und the Rood points of the Schu
bert. Indeed, It he couldn't sell a Schu
bert nt what he considered their rcul
uortli. he vvus content to let his sewing
machine trade with the runchers, tho
townsfolk, und the Indians constitute
his main mckly business
"From the time the Schubert arrived
fiom the factory and vvas Installed In
the village cottage, after bclnK hauled
fiom the railway station, a. mile away,
Ii; un ox team, until It was unboxed
fur the last time and set up with all the
rtvcrcnl cure and dlxnltv Its nKe and
experience rih'htlv entitled It, there hus
piobubly never been a moment when
It was nil alone or quite lunored.
"While out on the plains of Dakota,
many noted musicians tested and ex
pressed pleasure over Its action and
tone. "Ullnd Hoone." famous like
"llllnd Tom" for pianoforte oillllancy
and execution, pluvert his famous com
positions, one of them, his Urlnnell,
loua, tornado, which brought neigh
bors seurrvtng to the cottage from ull
sides, partleuluily pleased Hoone, when
his host expitssed fear that the tre
mendous attuck might Impulr the piano
No,' exclaimed Hoone, 'the Schubert
Is imjuuI to uny demand made upon It '
"Another noted pel former to test Its
tone vvas Kmll S mr, one of the great
est planlstB In his day, who recently
celebrated his birthday unnlveri u v
K.iur not nnlj eompllnn ntd Its tone
but requesting the comp.inj present to
step Into un Hdjolnlng room und to re
nmln there until ho bade them letuin,
pel formed the p'inaikahle feat for
which he was noted of plajlng a duet
with the piano and violin Now, how
he ever accomplished this feat nobod
knows, for he bound ever) one bj hon
or to listen but nut to enter tho music
room during his mjsterlous perform
ance. Hut none present will ever foigot
the beautiful strains of harmony pro
cured by one pair of hands on the
sweet-toned Schubert, and a rare old
violin. Murr Wood Chase, the notid
pupil of Keif, and famous as a corcert
pianist, nlso plajsd upon thla Schubert
and It furnished accompaniment for
Svbll Saumus, also famous In the world
of noted singers
"Well, that Schubert piano remained
In the Dakota cottage on tho plains for
about eight years, where Its versatile
service Included pianoforte work with
an orchestra and for concerts, weddings
"One day It was wrapped up with
blankets, carted to tho depot and
shipped to Mason City, Iowa From
thence It went ten months later to M ir
shalltown, Iowa, and from there It was
transported six months later to Min
neapolis, Minn , where It fell Into gen
tler transfer company hands, but, nev
ertheless, experienced tho transitory
life of apartment house living In that
frigid but hospltablo city.
"Fate decreed that It had not reached
Its final resting place, for In less than
two vears, It was boxed and shipped to
Washington, D. C, leaving tho frigid
below-zero weather of the Northwest
for the milder climate of tho National
Capital Speaking of climate, let me
say right hero, that If tho Schubert
piano can stand 1G0 degrees of varleJ
temperature of tho Northwest, 30 below
zero In January, and 120 Fahrenheit
heat In July and August besides the
reckless and rough handling of the
freighters out of Chicago It deserws
the medal for highest honors for re
marknblo endurance In the musical
"After coming to Washington, Its
travels did not end. Soon aftor Its ar
rival In this cltv the Schubert was
hoxed up and transported to Chosapeake
Beach, Md., where It graced mv sum
mer cottage, "Sejton-hy-the-nay," for
six months and was then returned to
mv city home.
"Now hero Is an unusual thing In
the course of human events and In
a very short time later the Schubert
pilnctpal nctor In manv social, mud
cal and theatrlenl affairs of tho far
West, was slnglv nacke'd away In a
hugo box cai hound for tho far West
iiu'iiln. It flnulU reached Worthlngton,
Minn, In I'cbruurv, whero the filgld
blasts were severe enough to havo put
It out of commission nut It was un
packed and 'et un foi a hrlef period of
(ess than two months when It was put
hack In Its box, mid at irted back to
the National Capital and sot up once
again In Its prcttv music room In my
Eighteenth slieet home
"Now If there Is unv piano In the
world that has hud the humps and
vlilssltiides that this belf same Schu
bert hns experienced and letalns today
tho brllllancv of tone, eus nctlon and
beautiful nualltv of tho Schubert, I shall
gladlv vleld It the palm Tor mv part
I shall always regard the Schubett as
the peerless one among the great
family of pianos "
Mr Joseph Hall Chase, of the Joseph
Hall Chise riano C'nmpunv , of 1.107 CI
street northwest, will ho pleased to
show the latest models of the famous
Schubert piano. i
tenberg 8 o a r fs,
ISxDt 111. UeautU
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