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NUMBER 7696.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,903
WASHINGTON, THUKSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1913.
Eighteen Pages
FBICE QOT CENT.
ROCKEFELLER TO
TESTIFY AFTER
PLANS MERCER
OF ALL CLERKS
"DOCTORETTES"
In Charge of Suffrage Association Headquarters
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Pujo Committee's Probe Will
Stop Ere Financier Must
Face Trust Quiz.
REMEDIAL LEGISLATION
WILL BE CONSIDERED
Distribution of Power Would Be
Better for Masses, Is Belief
of Banker.
William Rockefeller will not be
compelled to tell what he knows re
garding the existence of a "Money
trust" before the week of January 27.
This was announced today by Chair
man Pujo of the investigating com
mittee The present plan is to close the
probe on Friday, January 24, with
the exception of taking Rockefeller's
statement Chairman Pujo and Sam
uel Untermyer, commiteee counsel,
will o to Florida to conduct the
examination of the oil king.
'- Remedial Legislation.
As soon as the last word of testi
Jnony Is -In the record the committee
will enter upon the task of drafting
remedial legislation. This will absorb
.the; .full energies of the committee for
-many "weeks' to come.
After today's" hearing an adjourn
jnent will be. taken untU next "Wednes
day -pr -Thursday by the committee.
Menace To Country.
Reynolds admitted that great concen
'tratlori of wealth exists.
-'1sat- a- -menace to the country?"
Bnterrnyer- asked. , i
An.excfMi of pqwerof anyflfind-in-j
- -the bands of a few men Is a menace,-;
Reynolds admitted, "distribution St
power would Jbe better for the masses.
"Concentration as far as it has gone does
constitute a menace. I don't mean to
say the people who have. It, have used
'It unfairly."
- "But It may be used Improperly
Isn't It a menace In Its potentiality?"
" "Yes," the financier admitted,
Mr. Reynolds opened today's testi
mony. He said the bank's capital Is
530.000.000. and average deposits $181,
O.000. Subsidiary trust and savings
companies have $34,000,000 deposits addi
tional. Reynolds told how his bank represents
mergers of six banks since 1838. He said
the present directorate of forty-five
members is unwieldy, and admitted
many were "figureheads."
Has 5,000 Correspondents.
-That nearly 5,000 banks In many States
are "correspondents" of his bank, Rey
nolds stated. This is the largest num
ber had by any national bank in the
country.
"It would be a serious mistake to pro
hibit directors from borrowing from
their own banks," Reynolds declared.
The banker said forty or fifty Chicago
banks are not members of the clearing
house, and are forced to clear through
the twenty-one "member" banks. He
testified that a committee, headed by
John B. Forgan, president of the First
Ttationai, runs the clearing house.
Menace To Masses.
"Tlie present concentration of wealth
in New York Is a menace to the coun
try. It should be broken up for the
good of the masses."
These were the emphatic declarations
today of George II. Reynolds, president
of the Continental and Commercial Na
t'onaT Bank of Chicago, second largest
In deposits of the nation. He agreed
In part with what Attorney Untermyer.
of the Money trust committee, suggest
ed as to money conditions.
Reynolds insisted the money power
naa not ocen usea unfairly, but was
fraught with potential danger. He
said It was a natural development under
our mipcrieci oanKing laws.
This afternoon Jacob Benin, of Kuhn,
Loeb & Co.. New York fiscal agents,
U-Id the Pujo committee of many big
security issues. In which J. Plerpont
Morgan and Co. and other powers of
"concentrated credit" figured.
Prisoner Confesses
Railway Hold-Ups
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 16. Accused of
a hold-up as sensational as any that
ever occurred in the West of years ago, I
William J. Monague, alias Clayton, of
BL Louis, said to be a deserter from
the army, today was arraigned in court
charged with assault with a loaded re
volver and Intent to rob.
Monague. the police declared today,
has frankly admitted "sticking up"
the entire office force of the Boston
and Albany ticket office late yesterday.
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
. Cloudy, with rain tonight or Friday;
warmer tonight.
TEMPERATURES.
V. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
Sa.ni,
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8 a. rn 43
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
12 noon.
1 p. m.. ,....
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9.a. ni 45
10 a. m 43
Jl a. m 4
12 noon S3
1 p, ni. ..... 00
p. m. .......... 61
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SUN TABLE.
Eun rises 7:26 Sun sets S:W
TIDE TABLE.
Tigh tides. 1:23 a. m.; 2:25 p. m. Low judge Sabath, but, law preventing that,
tides, 5:15 a. m.; 3:20 p. m. Jbe fined him J25.
Convention Here Trying to Ar
range for National Associa
tion of Federal Workers.
NAVY YARDS' MEN
ARE IN THE LEAD
Experts Figure on Association
Which Will Be for Mutual
Benefit of Members.
Flans for a federation of all Gov
ernment employes' associations are
being formulated in the convention
of the National League of Govern
ment Employes, now in session at
the Manhattan Hotel. The league
now includes on its rolls employes of
all navy yards, naval stations, ar
senals, armories, proving grounds,
powder stations, postofflces, and
customs houses, but the new plan
calls for an amalgamation of existing
organizations of the civil service de
partments so that labor measures
and efficiency regulations can be
more readily obtained than at pres
ent. Would Modify Rules.
One of the chief features of the con
vention is a measure seeking to modify
civil service regulations against political
activity: The league wants more free
dom to .participate In political work,
'although It disclaims any desire to give
"pernicious political activity."
Other matters before the convention
Include a proposition to form a Federal
industrial commission having power;
over the Government employes only;
and a proposition to make an active
fight against the, further introduction
of the Taylor syitem'of scientific man
agement In Government shops.
Thirty representatives, headed by
George L. Cain, national president, and
John Dorney, called on President Taft
today to pay respects.
The league expects to send its rep
resentatives to Secretary Meyer, Sec
retary MacVeagb. and Secretary Nagel
before the convention closes on Sat
urday. A number of subjects relating
to Government employment will be dis
cussed In these conferences.
The recent fight between the league
and the letter carriers' association may
be adjusted tomorrow. A committee
from the league will be sent to inter
view officers of the letter carriers' as
sociation relative to charges by the
letter carriers that the league Is "only
a mythical organization." The league
hopes for an amicable adjustment of re
lations so that the carriers may be
included in the big federation now un
der way.
Among the delegates to the convention
are, president ueorge i cam, or Liynn,
Mass.; Vice President W. T. Hcbbard.
of this city; Vice President J. P. Dor
ney, of Watervllet, N. Y.; Secretary
George R. Canty of Boston, and Treas
urer Leo F. McDevitt, of Philadelphia.
Aliens Are Granted
Respite By Governor
In order that an appeal may be taken
to the Supreme Court of the United
State. Governor Mann, of Virginia, to
day leprleved Floyd Allen and Claude
Allen until February 1. The two men
were to die in the electric chair In the
penitentiary at Richmond tomorrow.
Governor Mann's action makes possible
arguments ociorc me court nere in
Washington.
The appeal will be taken here on the
constitutional ground that men may
not twice be placed In Jeopardy of their
lives for the same offense. The Virginia
court of appeals has Just refused a
new trial sought on the ground or
after-dlbcovered evidence.
Governor Mann evidently does not
take much stock in the chance that the
Supreme court of the United States will
help the Aliens, for he announced he
would hear arguments for commutation
of senterce about the first of the month.
Pair of Trousers
In Divorce Suit
NEW YOI.K, Jan. lC.-Justlce Ford, of
the supreme court, decided today that
a pair of trousers do not make a suit
divorce or otherwise. This Interesting
ucviaiuu ......iu hi. me uu.c 01 uie tes
timony offered by Mrs. Mary J. Gougli
who wanted a divorce from Wallace L
Gough, a well-to-do rubber Importer'
Mrs. Gough related that she saw a
young woman, name unknown, come
from Mr. Gough's apartment the other
day carrying a pair of Mr. Gough's
well-known trousers. She follou-pil .mrf
the woman took, them Into a neighbor
ing tailor shop to have them pressed.
Mrs. Gough figured that if Mr. Gough
could have his pants pressed that way
she should press her suit. Justice Ford
admitted that the evidence was Inter
esting, but s.ild the trousers Incident
was not enough to grant a divorce on.
He advised Sire. G. to get the rest of
her suit together and come back again.
Would Whip Wife-beaters.
CHICAGO, Jan. 16. Twenty-five lash
es for breakfast and twenty-five more
for supper were prescribed as the most
wnoiesome diet ror a wire-beater by
IN m ARM
Women Physicians From Over
Country Will Be Feature of
Suffrage Pageant.
AVIATRICE WILL BRING
MESSAGE FROM "WORLD"
Forty Bands, Many of Them
Made Up of "Player,ettes,"
Will March in Line.
A section devoted, exclusively to
automobiles occupied, byphyslcianB
will be a feature of; the big suffra
gette pageant here March 3? accord
ing to Dr. Leona erky Webster,
sister of Senator Perkybf Idaho, and
vice chairman of thevebmmittee in
charge of the physicians' section of
the pageant It is proposed to have
only women doctors, and to have
each physician drive her own car.
Already arrangements have been
made for more than twenty ma
chines. There will be fully forty bands in
the pageant, and many of these will
be composed of women. Arrange
ments are now being made to bring
from Chicago a famous woman's
band, and it is possible .that .two
may be secured from that city.
Aviatrix to Bring Message.
This news was confirmed today by
Mrs. William Kent, wife of Congress-
.man Kent, of. California, and chair
man. ofthe commtttea--an-. mslc -who
has Just returned from ,New York;
where she has been arranging details
of this end of the parade.
Headquarters of the District section of
the Woman's National Suffrage League,
at 1420 F street northwest, was the
scene of great excitement today, when
a telegram was received from Bettlna
Adams Miller, the famous aviatrix, an
nouncing he rintentlon to be here and
bring a message through the air from
the World, and the subsequent sug
gestion that a float be placed in the
pageant symbolizing the extending of
"greetings" from women of all nations
to women of America.
News has Just been received from Os
wald Garrison VUlard, associate editor
of the New York Evening Post, that
he will be here to take part in the
pageant, and will lead the party of men
writers from the Empire State.
Miss Ruth Verlenden, of Philadelphia.
a prominent suffragette of the Quaker
City, arrived here today to arrange for
special trains to bring the contingent
from her city. Miss Verlenden will
head the delegation from Swarthmoro
College, and this college Is to lead the
section of the pageant devoted to col
lege women.
The holding of parlor meetings in or
der to explain the plans of the pageant
Is meeting with great success, It is
said. Miss Florence Etherldge, presi
dent of the State Suffrage Association
of the District of Columbia; Miss Alice
jenKins. oaugntcr or Admiral Jenkins,
and Miss Jennie Monroe, who have
charge of this feature report that the
meetings have been crowded and re
quests have been made for more meet
ings and at different places throughout
the city, so that those women Inter
ested in the pageant may learn the de
tails of the affair.
It has been suggested that women
representing different nations. If pos
sible, or the nationality of different
nations, should be .mounted on horses
and form a bodyguard for a central
figure properly supported by other
figures, and representing, symbolically,
the spirit of freedom which has Just
come to women through the new move
ment. Honor To American Women.
The American woman being honored
u; uuit'i UU.HUJ1B iur uaseriiiiH iier inue-
pendence as did the men nearly 240
years ago will bo the central Idea of
this float, it is said. The riders may be
chosen to represent France, Germany,
Denmark, Sweden. Norway, Switzerland,
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Seamen and Chemists
Test Plug Tobacco
After a company of sailors at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard had chewed and
smoked tobacco for two months In order
to make llrjt-hond reports on its quali
tlt.H. the Saw Department todav. hv
Paymu-ter General T. J. Uowle. gave a'
contract to Martin Brothers, of New'
York, for 135,000 pounds of plug tobacco
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at S) cents a pound.
While the bluelackcts were Indus. I
trloualy testing the tobacco In tho most
approved and effective manner, tho I TARIS, Jan. 16. On the eve of the
Government was testing It chemically, j Presidential election at Versailles, the
rraklng analyses of leaves and deter-1 utmost confusion prevailed when the
mining the amount of sand and other, 'hl,nn .iftH- .ndav nrrnnri-d to
foreign matter In the several samples. Republican lefts today prepared to
The chemical tests, together with the resume tholr caucus to chose a candl
ptrsonul reports of the official chew-! da.te- , , , , . .... .
ers, were then collated and from the ta-. It was plainly a case of the politicians
bles a board of navy yard officials In I nl'nst the J:ou.ntr1Jr' Newspaper con
New York made their recommendation I ist8 throughout the republic showed
to the department. M, Raymond Polncare Premier, to be
I a 10 to 1 favorite, while his defeat at
Wfil Cin,. tj t t-. t e-. it. !the hands of the legislators In yester
Will 40on Be Too Late To See the day's second ballot, showed that the
i-anama i;anai oeiore mo water has premier's chances In Fridays election
been turned In. Visit It now. Southern I were considerably reduced.
Railway through Now Orleans and Key Former Premier Dulcasse today was
West, the route of best servlcr. Con-1 strongly favored os a compromise can
suit agents, 705 15th St. and 9u3 F St. dldate. It was sa'd that M. Clemeneoati
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Committee. -
OLDEST CLAIMANT
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Wesley Markwood Claimed By
Disease.-at. Horpe ?orL ViU.
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Street.
Wesley Markwood, who claimed to "be
the oldest native born inhabitant of
Washington, died early today of heart
disease at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. .N.. M. Miller, VJsta street. Wood
bridge. D. C. Mr. Markwood's military
record shows that seventy-seven years
ago he was In the employ of the Gov
ernment. Mr, Markwood has always made his
home in this city when not on military
duty. Ills father owned 2C0 acres In
the center of the now thickly settled
northeast section of the city. It 1b stated
that this tract of land -sold for 11.500.
His brother was In the mounted police
service of Washington for sixty years
and died only two years ago.
From 1S36 to 1S4I Mr. Markwood was a
messenger In the War Department. Ho
then Joined the Texas Rangers and
served with them until the outbreak of
the Mexican war, when he enlisted In
the army. At the close of the war
Mr. Markwood became a sailor on h
man-of-war and In 1S62 he was appoint
ed to the post of a non-commlsslonld
officer in the Second U. S. Dragoons.
He was ordered, after a few years, to
the Fourth Cavalry, where he served
until 1S62. In 1S61 he became a com
missioned officer In the Veteran Re
serve Corps and served there two
years, when he became agent for the
Freedman's Bureau. In 1S67 he entered
the employ of the War Department,
where he remained until 1851, when he
became a messenger In the Agricultural
Department. He was engaged there up
to last year, when 111 health forced him
to retire.
The funoral will take place tomorrow
afternoon from Scott's Undertaking
parlors. Ho will be buried In the Con
gressional Cemetery. Mr. Markwood Is
survived by two daughters.
Unable to Locate
Lonn-Lost Schooner
Thouch two revenue cutters have
searched the seas for eleven days, no
trace has been found of the schooner
Future, or of her captain and crew. The
Future was bound to Washington from
the South was a cargo of hardwood
lumber. On January 6, "following the
terrific storm off Hatteras. she was re
ported as adrift and abandoned by of
ficers and men.
it was thought at the time that her
crew was taken off by a passing steam
er, but they have not been reported,
it Is possible that they aro adrift at
sea In open boats, or have perished.
The Future's cargo whs consigned to
Washington dealers. The revenue cut
ters Seneca and Androscoggin ure still
out searching for this vessel and for
the bark Carrie Wlnslow, which was
reported derelict off the lower New Eng
land coast.
PnlitipianC AfiaiflQt
UllllbiailO nyaillOl
Country in France
and other nromlncnt men favored him.
WA1T0
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Fads Bearing on Impend-.
ing Strike on Eastern
Railroads
FJftjr.foHr railroads In Jforth and
Cast are concerned in dispute.
ThlrtT.fire'toagaBd firemen and
eaglaeneB win yotd on question
of strike.
;2fenr York's footl supply depends
oh -railroads lafelTed, andmea
I deajaro Jkfjr.eaB.preTeHt wheels'
5 frefltitaraJMt virrHae
LZffarts ,at &! by Jade
Xaapp Aid CeaualssIoBer Jfelll"
were fallafe.
IapreTed Werkfog coadltloas and.
.. iaereasel wages are chief de
mads of flremea.
Tea taeasaad engineers are In
TolTed tkroagh retaining meat
bersalB la Firemen's Brother
hoed after promotion.
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Firemen on Fifty-four Lines to
Vote on Issue, Following
Failure of Mediation.
NEW YORK. Jan. 16.-Flfty-four rail
roads cast of Chicago and north of the
Ohio and' Potomac rivers today face a
strike of 35,000 of their firemen and en-
Klnemen because a final effort to bring
about arbitration between the railroad
companies and the employes failed final
ly yesterday.
AVHllam S. Carter, president of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen an.l
Engtnemen, has announced that striko
ballots will be distributed at once to
the men employed on the lines Involved.
Food" Supply Involved.
Failure to bring about mediation
marked the climax of attempts that
have been under way for several
months to prevent a final breach be
tween the railroads and the brother
hood. New York's food supply depends on
the railroads Involved. When the dis
pute started It was asserted by men
of the brotherhood that their strength
was so great that they could prevent
a wheel from turning on any of the
lines Involved.
This great tight has faced the rail
roads ever since they made peace with
their engineers. The present dispute
concerns the firemen chiefly. In the en
gineers' case an arbitration plan was
arranged.
But the firemen have opposed any ar
bitration of the same kind, and that Is
the reason for the present situation.
The firemen wanted an arbitration ar
ranged under the Erdman act. The
railroads Insisted on having an arbi
tration by a board similar to that which
settled the engineers' dispute.
It became apparent, after several
weeks of discussion, that the opposing
Interests could not agree on a plan
of mediation. Therefore, Martin A.
Knapp, presiding Judge of the United
States Commerce Court, and Charles
P. Nelll, United States Commissioner of
Labor, hurried here from Washington
to mediate tho dispute.
Their work ended last night, when
thev announced that their efforts nt
mediation had failed. Commissioner
Nelll said the proceedings were dis
missed because it became apparent that
the controversy had not reached the
stage at which mediation could be tin-
dcrtaken with much prospect of success,
ROADS IH FAST
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EJTH.-GARDIXEU, Chairman of Press
E EXPERT TELL
OFAD LITERATURE
Witness Says Company Issues
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memo i iiiinw;iTjni9V.
Leaving the much exploited subject
of the valuation of "the Southern build
ing, which figured In the assets of the
company, the House committee In
vestigating the Insurance controversy
directed its attention today to the more
technical details of the books of the
First, National and Commercial Fire
Insurance companl is.
Herbert Wolf. a. New York Insurance
actuary, who has gone over the books
of the Commercial, gave testimony to
day mainly favorable to that company
and the co-related First National. He
expressed the opinion that no Insurance
department would have the legal right
to prevent these companies from doing
business under present conditions. .
He. acknowledged that his Investiga
tion 'showed the Commercial ratio of
fire losses was large during the past
year, but that it was no larger than
other new companies which are fighting
to esiarmsn tnemseives.
Not All Misleading.
Asked concerning the literature cir
culated by the company, Mr. Wolf tes
tified that he did not believe this litera
ture was any more misleading than the
average promotion literature, and cer
tainly not as misleading as the litera
ture brought to his attention and cir
culated by certain new companies.
"AH promotion literature- Is more or
less optimistic," he said.
Charles F. Carusl asked Mr. Wolf It
he thought the methods attributed to
the Commercial company were sound,
and he replied that many other com
panies had done the same thing.
"Assuming that the Southern build
ing Is wortn ",000,000. and that It has
netted the company the profit claimed,"
said Mr. Carusl. "would It have been
Justified In declaring a dividend last De
cember.
Mr. Wolf said that the company prob
ably would have been Justified, and that
It was also possibly Justified In Increas
ing the price of Its stock, providing the
Southern buldlng has netted the alleged
profits. . .
Finished Rental aDta.
At the beginning of the hearing today,
W. F. Thyson, who1 testified yesterday
concerning the centals and revenues of
the Southern building. Inserted In the
recora u uiouiaieu muieuieHi ui inc
costs of maintenance of that 'property.
Mr. Thyson was unable yesterday to
furnish the technical details concerning
the Southern building's operating ex- J
nenses. and he agreed to submit a more
complete statement for the committee's
perusal.
Mr. won. atter qualifying as an in
surance actuary, testified nt length re
garding the book showing of the Com
mercial company. He said that he
found that no "bonus stock had been
Issued, and that losdcs appeared to be
promptly paid.
The real estate hold of the companj-.
he testified, would be a comparatively
small part of the assets when ul lthc
stock Is paid up. A considerable, but
not excessive amount of the company's
assets, he said, were In "liquid form.'
Congressman Redneld asked a number
of questions regarding great conflagra
tions. There have ben but three con
flagrations which were disastrou to In
surance companies, tsald the exper.
These wore Chicago, Baltimore, and San
Francisco. Mr. Redtleld reminded Mr.
Wolf of the Boston tire, but tho witness
said that could not be termed a "confla
gration." "If a company was forced to maintain
a conflagration reserve as well as an
unearned premium reserve what would
happen 7" asked Attorney Carusl.
"It would be put. out of buslncs, I
think." said Mr. Wolf, "unless It could
largely Increase Its surplus In some
way."
Mr. Carusl asked a series of questions
relating to the losses by the Commercial
on the business underwritten for it by
tho Insurance firm of Tuttle. Wightman
& Dudley. Mr. Wolf said that hn rlcured
the ratio of loss was 35 to to per cent!
INSURANCE PROBERS
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uurms me nrsi ten months pi 1913,
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Families Driven to High GroniHl tyithout Food
by Swollen Ohio River At CilKoun, Ky.
Relief Steamer Rushing to Aid Folk Suf
fering From Bitter Cold.
MILLIONS LOST AND TRAFFIC HALTED
IN WORST WATER ONRUSH IN HISTORY
EVAWSVILLE, Xndt, Jan, 16.-Seven 'hundred per-3
sons, members of 250 -families; are in peril of starving, to
death on the heights of land surroundedJby the swollen wa
ters of the Ohio "Riyernear Gajhoun,Ky., according to the
reports brought here by the relief steamer Sussex, which:
has braved the treacherous waters in a stubborn effort to"
obtain aid for the families driven from their homes by the
flood.
From six to ten families are marooned on almost
every hill in the section around Calhoun, according to the
report of thevesseFs crew.
They have had nothing to eat for three days, as even
their livestock has been swept away by the, rushing waters.
Women and children are -sleeping.;, without shejferv
save, that of the fewblankets saved 6m 4heir?detojvedr
hofftesi anaificriBMiVtS
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SIMPSON
RALLIES
AND VAINLY CALLS
TO SEE HIS WIFE
Has Not Yet Been Told of Her
Death, and Body Remains in
the Morgue Unclaimed.
While Robert Simpson, aged eighty
two, veteran of the civil war and for
mer watchman at the Treasury Depart
ment, lies in the Emergency Hospital
today, vainly calling for the wife he
does not know Is dead, the body of Mrs.
Ella Simpson, aged sixty-five. Is un
claimed at the District morgue.
Many persons called at the hospital
to Inquire about the aged veteran, and
other friends went to tne morgue to ask
about the arrangements for the burial
of Mrs. Simpson, but there was none
willing to take the responsibility of or
dering the body turned over to an un
dertaker. Rallying this morning from the coma
tose condition, brought on by starva
tion and exposure, in which he was
found yesterday afternoon In the bed
room of his home, 717 Twenty-second
street, while on the first floor lay the
lifeless body of his wife, as excluslvely
told in The Times yesterday, the old
man asked the doctors to send his wife
in to see him.
Calls For His Wife.
"Ella, Ella, why don't you comet" he
pleaded, his voice so weak and faint
thni It km onlv with the creates! 1 1 (Ti
cuUy that he couId make an audlDie
sound.
Simpson's condition, as the result of
starvation and the cold, damp house in
which he had lain helpless wltn a
fractured hip for probably three days.
Is such that the physicians fear to tell
him his wife Is dead, lest the shoes
would prove more than he could stand.
Yesterday Is was thought there . was
practically no hope for his recovery.-'but
today the slight Improvement In' .his
condition was regarded as most favor
able, and the physicians aro hopeful
that he will get well.
Members of the G. A. R., among them
several veteran watchmen at the Treas-1
ury, canca at me nospuai this morning
Rnd said they would make arrange
ments for the aged man's removal to
the Soldier's Home Hospital as soon
as he Is able to stand the trip.
Friends Lost Track.
One woman who said she had been a
school mate of Mrs. Simpson and had
kept up the friendship for more than
half a century, said:
"During the last fifteen or twentv
years, Mr. Simpson became something
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she did not care to go out much or
have company. I think that most of
tho large number of friends they had
during their younger days had lost
track of them. About three years ago
I lost track ot them myself, and It
was not until I read of this unfortunate
affair In The Times, that I knew they
were living In Twenty-second street.'1
Mrs. Simpson was formerly Miss Ella
Williams, member of a Maryland fam
ily. Her only surviving relative is
said to be a sister. Mrs. Alice Cor, who
lives somewhere In Maryland.
Is leaving: ImtT 'tefer? ci re
them with supplies. HeJpiew per-
sons' are to be taken to a -plaea
where they can obtain tae. services
of a physician.
Food and blankets nave beenplled
on the boat and a number of doc
tors have volunteered their services
to aid in the rescue of the marooned
families.
Railroad Is Flooded.
The high water Is over the main line
tracks of the Illinois Central and the
Louisville and Nashville railroad: and
announcement,of abandonment of traffic
over these lines is hourly expected. Sev
eral electric roads have been blockaded
by the flood.
Delaware, Ky.. Tankertown, and
Scuffletown InL. and Stanley, Ky., ara
In a bad plight, ItIs reported.
The Ohio river stage early today was-46-4
feet here. It was risings steadily.
Rain was falling. If 47-9 feet Is reached,
as predicted, the city will experience, the
worst flood In Its lilstory, and the sur
rounding country is certain to- suffer
millions of dollars of, property loss.
Reports of fatalities were hourly ex
pected. A man on a raft passed her lata
yesterday. He shouted for help, but
there wi)s no boat around big enough
to brave the swift river current. He la
supposed to have, been drowned
Baker Gives Aid.
A local baker Is donating his entire
output of. bread to the flood sufferers.
The local Business Men's Association
has raised 15,000 for reliefs Five naa-
drcd refugees are living In public build
ings here. Five thousand furnaces have
been put out ot commission In this dly
by water in cellars..
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 16. Rain
temporarily checked the fall of the
flood here today. There was a half Inch
of rainfall and only' one-tenth of an
Inch drop In the river stage during the
night.
The stage was 'U feet this moring.
The weather bureau here announced
that the flood victims are being fed
daily by the flood relief committee. Part
of the levee at Lawrenceburg. Ind.,
thirty miles from here, was washed,
away early today'.
All the able-bodied men of the town
were called out ot bed and .piles of
sand-bags saved Lawrenceburg fronr in
undation. IN, CONGRESS TODAY. f
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SENATE.
Met at noonl. P'
Clapp committee continues hearings.
Sharp debate over question of investi
gating Crow Indian reservation.
Senator Root arises to question of
personal privilege.
Chicago Bar Association delegation1
urges confirmation of Illinois Fed
eral Judges.
Consideration cf legislative bill re
newed. HOUSE.
Met at noon.
Army apropriatlons bill called up. ' '
Fortifications appropriations bill r
ported.
Insurance investigation resumed.
Money trust Investigation resumed.
Currency hearings continued.
Graham committee, filed a report on. al
leged White Earth Indian Reservation.
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