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THE WASHINGTON TDIES; SUNDAY; JANUARY 26, 1913. "
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GIRL SHOWS PLUCK
IN RIDING CONTEST;
" PERSISTENCE WINS
little Miss Janet Harlan Gets
Feminine Honors and Master
de Sibour Boys'-Laurels.
All consideration of technique went
into discard at the children's riding con
test at the Riding and Hunt Club's ln
closure, when -the sameness of little
Miss Helen McLanahan became the fea
ture of the afternoon. A, dozen times
Miss HcLaiiahan mounted her horse
with a spoon holding an egg in one
hand. As many time the egg fell out
of the spoon onto the tanbark. As
many times little Miss TdcLanahan dis
mounted, replaced the ess In the spoon
and hopped up astride her horse once
The charm ,lay In the thirteenth essay.
Even then the harassments of the Ju
venile esquestrlenne were not over, for
he, like the other contestants, had to
ride to a post, deposit the egg on Its
narrow top and ride back. She finally
achieved this object, however, and was
Utile Miss Janet Harlan, represent
ing Joan of Arc, won the premier
fcmjnlne riding honors of the afternoon.
"Good seat and splendid hands," said
the critics of her riding, and of Miss
Carter Mulliken's. Miss Harlan received
a cup, given by Col. Robert M. Thomp
son. The boys' laurels went to Master
Henri de Sibour, a great little horse
man. Miss Mulliken a Winner.
Young de Sibour, who Is the son of
Henri de Sibour,- easily captured first
honors in a game 'called Jeu de barre,
in -which the snatching of a" ribbon from
another rider is- the object Played by
adult riders at the club not long ago,
the first prize in Jeu de barre fell to
Miss Jeanette vAUen, daughter of Lieut.
CoL Henry T. Allen, U. S. A. These
are the only times the game has been
played m theXational Capital.
A sort of horseback ,"Tommy Tuck;
er," ot "Going to Jerusalem," "was the
next feature of the afternoon. In this
Miss Carter iiull'kcn rode off Master
de" Sibour and' dashed Into the" one va
cant stall for which. two horses and
their tow riders were contending. Miss
Hulliken's victory was the more note
worthy because she had such a bad
Miss Harlan Gets First.
Costume and riding combined gave
the first honors to Miss Harlan and the
second prize for girls to Miss Isabel
Fell, who appeared like a little Dutch
maiden. 'The Judges of the contests
were Mrs. Richard A. Harlow, Mrs.
Sinclair Bowen, and H. T. Oxnard.
Many prominent persons were, in the
Tommle and Billle Laughlin, nephews
of President Taft. and Robert Roose
velt, jr- nephew of the former Presi
dent, . were among the young riders.
Others were Duer McLanahan and Miss
Helen McLanahan. the children of Mr.
and Mrs. George X. .McLanahan, who
were- dressed as Turks; Miss Elizabeth
Austin, the daughter of James S. Aus
tin, a traction magnate of Philadelphia,
residing in Ardmore. Pa., who for the
first number' was dressed as a baby in
long skirts; Miss 'Janet Harlan, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harlan, Miss
Ruth "Donaldson, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. Gol&n Donaldson, as a
Mexican caballero; 'Miss Carter Mulli
ken, who appeared as a full fledged cow
boy, carrying the pistol in a holster at
her side; Miss- Mary Beckwlth, the
daughter of Mrs. J. L. Beckwlth and a
direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln,
who also appeared as a. Mexican cabal
lero, and-Miss" Isabella Pell, the daugh
ter of Mrs. PetSr R. Labouisse.
Body of Miss Bessie Elwell Will
Be Buried in Shanandoah
Funeral services for Miss Bessie N.
Elwell. the young woman who drank
carbolic acid yesterday afternoon be
cause of a disappointed love, will be
held at her old home in the Shenandoah
valley, at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
C. T. Owens and Mrs. Owens, brother-in-law
and sister of the young woman,
reached Washington thlB afternoon
from Winchester to take charge of the
remains. Her aged father, W. H. El
well, could not it was thought stand
the journey on such a mission. Mrs.
Elwell, the mother, is in a nate bord
ering on collapse. Arrangements for
the removal of the body are being made
by Mr. Owens tills afternoon at Har
vey's undertaking' establishment in
It was learned this afternoon that
the inheritance received by Miss Elwell
but a fe wweeks ago came from a divi
sion of her father's estate. Mr. Elwell
having determined to dispose of his
small fortune among his children be
fore death claimed him.
Mr. and "Mrs. Owens -will leave Wash
ington with the bodv on the 9:10 train
tomorrow morning. Police activity and
interest in the case ceased when Miss
ISIwell's effects were turned over to
her relatives. Besides her father, moth
er and sister, she is survived bv one
brother, Joseph G. Elwell, of Winches
ter. MUs Elwell was found dead on the
floor of her single room In the Ply
mouth apartment house yesterday af
ternoon. Many letters were written by
her before she took the acid. In them
the young noma ntold of disappointed
love, and In some of them called for
vengeance upon the man In whom she
was disappointed.. One letter was to
the Coroner, asking that this man be
notified of her death. "Tell him." it
said, "that : the body of one of his
sweethearts Is at the morgue. He had
the price, bo atk him to have it cre
mated; not lot it be sent away."
The man whose name was given and
who is married and a resident of Rlver
jjalc, had known Miss Elwell -for a
number of years.
Despair Over Wife.
"Wife is Just one sham thing after
anouier. uiougnt tne nusDana as nis
spouse placed her teeth, hair, shape,
and complexion on the bweau.
anouier- wougnt the nusDana as nis
REINS OP WOMAN
Biggest Social Events of Season Are
Set for Following Week in Capital
White House Reception and
Dinner of President to Vie
With Ball for Charity.
ITH the exception' of several
informal luncheon parties to
day, the social calendar for
"Washington Is blank. Every
one is saving their energies for the
coming week, the closing days of the
social season, of 1S1T-1X Thi3 week,
which will be crowded, opens with the
Southern charity ball tomorrow night,
and is followed by the reception at the
unite House Tuesday evening, when
the President and Mrs. Taft will enter
tain In compliment to Congress, then on
Friday night comes the President's din
ner to the Speaker and Mrs. Champ
Clark, followed the next day by the
Congressional Club breakfast, and on
the following Tuesday is the state re
ception at the "White House for the
army nd navy.
Beside these large entertainments.
there will be the wedding of Miss Mar
garet S. Smith, daughter of the rector
of St John's Episcopal Church and Mrs.
Roland Cotton Smith; to Guy Emerson
on Tuesday, the song recital by Miss
Flora "Wilson, daughter of the Secre
tary of Agriculture, on the same after
noon and numerous dances and teas.
Dr. Cary T. Grayson, TJ. S. V., enter
tains a 'luncheon party today at the
"Washington Country Club, when Miss
Helen Taft and her house guest Miss
Isabel Vincent were among the guests.
Air. and .Mrs. Joseph Letter had a
number of young people lunching in
formally with them today at their
country place In Virginia.
Fanny Dixon, of Alexandria, Va.,
entertained at luncheon, fallowed by a
theater party at the New National
Theater, yesterday j afternoon in compli
ment to Mrs. Bertram G. Rlvenburglt.
of Honolulu. The additional guests
were Mrs. C C. Carlin, wife of Con
gressman Carlin of Virginia, Mrs. A.
D. Brockett Mrs. John iLeadbeater,
Mrs. Ttlcholl, Miss Helen Cummlngs,
Miss Phillpa Wattles, Miss Clara Moore,
and Miss Gault Morton.
Miss Wood will leave Washington to
morrow f or Providence." R. I., to visit
Mr. and Mrs. L B. Merriman.
'Sirs. AVade Ellis has returned to
Washington from New York, where she
spent a week.
The College Women's Club will en
tertain at the fourth tea of the -season
tomorrow afternoon at their headquar
ters. 133 F street Mrs. E. Dana Du
mnd will act as hostess and will be
assisted by the members of sectlca
At 2 o'clock. Mrs. Archibald Hopkins
will address the member on the "Oc
tavia Hill Housing Movement"
Mrs. John B. Henderson entertained i
Infnrmallv at luncheon tod&v at Bniinl..
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The Georgetown Assembly will hold
the third dance of the season tomorrow
evening at LInthlcum Halt
The French Ambassador and Mme.
Jusserand dined last night with Mrs.
Robert McCormlck, whose husband was
at one time ambassador to France.
Among Mrs. McCormlck's other guests
were Senator and Mrs. Winthrop Mur
ray Crane, Senator Brandegee, Col. and
Mrs. Charles L. McCawley, Congress
man and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Mr.
andMrs. Chandler Hale. "Mr. and Mrs.
Chandler Anderson, the French Mili
tary Attache and Countess de Cham
brun, and Miss Wetmore.
The Marquis de la Vega Inclan. who
is the representative of the King of
Spain to this country for the Panama
exposition, and who was a guest of the
Spanish Minister and Senora de Rlano
at the legation for several days, went
to New York yesterday preparatory to
sailing for Spain. The marquis made
his visit as private as possible, on this
trip, as his purpose was to visit San
FrancIcoand see the plans for the ex
position grounds and study the ex
hibits to be made by other countries.
He was presented to the President yes
terday. Congressman and Mrs. John W.
Dwight who entertained Friday night
for the British Ambassador and Mrs.
Bryce, entertained at dinner last njglit
in honor of Mr. Justice Hughes, of the
Supreme Court, and Mrs. Hughes, and
Mr. Justice and Mrs. Pitney. Their
other guests were Senator and Mrs.
Southerland, near Admiral and Mrs.
Seaton Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Reyburn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D.
Hllles. Mrs. Francis E. Warren, Mrs.
Henry C. Corbin. Alfred P. Thorn,
and Major Rhodes, aide to the Presi
and Mrs. Franklin Remington, of
New York, are week-end guests of their
aunt Mrs. L. Z. Letter.
The Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Meyer gave a fancy dress dance In
their home at Scott Circle last night
for their daughters. Miss Meyer and
MlsskAIyb. Meyer which was attended
by a. large number of the younger set
The guests all went dressed as Infants
nnd children, many of them wearing
their costumes to the dinner parties
which preceded the dance.
Mrs. Albert Akin and Miss Dorothy
Klssell, of New York, who were the
guests of the Attorney General and
Mrs. WIckersham for several weeks,
have returned to their homes In New
Among the Cabinet members enter
taining dinner parties this week are the
Secretary of the Interior and Mrs.
Fisher, who on Thursday ill enter
tain the President and Mrs. Taft; the
Attorney General and Mrs. Wlcker
tham, who will entertain for the Rut
fdan Ambassador and Mme. Bakhme
teff. and the Secretary of Commerce
and Labor and Mrs. Nagel, who have
a dinner planned for tomorrow night
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MISS MAITLAND MARSHALL.
Miss Maltland Marshall, daughter of
Brig. Gen. William L. Marshall. U. S.
A., retired, and Mrs. Marshall," enter
tained' at a young people's dinner last
evening at the Chevy Chase , Club.
The "party was chaperoned by Captain
and Mrs. Wllby. and the other guests
were Miss Lucy Hoke Smith, Miss
Esther Cleveland, Miss t Gamble, the
niece and house guest of the Secretary
of War" and Mrs. SUm'son; "Miss 'Eliza-j
beth Munford, Miss Dorothy .Gatewood,
Miss HHdreth Gatewood. Miss Kather
ine Crane, Miss .Ruth Bliss-Miss Bar
bara Brodle, Miss 'Katherine Brooks.
Miss Frances Maltland , Marshall, Miss
Ruth Ogden-Jones. Miss Amy Sheridan,
Miss DuBose. Lieut Clifford Lee.
Lieut Earl North. Lieutenant Stewart,
Captain Schley, Dunbar Dodson, Har
old Brown, of New' York;""Job.n Myersvi
of Philadelphia; Delos Smith, 'Lieuten
ant Garllngton, ?Dr. Talbott, TJ. S. A.;
Lieutenant Simpson, Lieut Spencer
Gordon and Lieutenant 'Marks.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lcgare enter
tained a number of young "people at din
ner last night for Miss Helen Taft and
her 'house guest. Miss Vincent and
later took the party to the home of
the Secretary and Mrs. Meyer for the
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harkw enter
tained a dinner parly at the Chevy
Chase Club last night '
Judge and Mrs. Charles B. Howry
entertained a large dinner party last
Secretarv Ilillcs has announced that
I .fiA .....fA. nlidant tm.lf A1 thn Wrtfl.
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tlons to be neld in tne v niie. Mouse
on Tuesday evenings. January 23 and
February A. has attained such, propor-
tlons that it had become necessary lo
close the lists. No more invitations will
Miss Dorothea Spinney, of Warwick,
England, will give a 'recital of three
Irish plays at the residence of Mrs. Ar
thur Jeffrey Parsons, 1701 Eighteenth
street on Monday evening, January 27,
at 8 o'clock. The plays are "Kathlecn-nl-Hoollhan,"
by W. B. Yeats; "The
Hour Glass," by Yeats, and "The Trav
eling Man," by Lady Gregory. v
Congressman and Mrs. Ira C. Copley
entertained informally at luncheon to
day at the Chevy Chase Club.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Young Sullivan
have Issued cards for Friday, Febru
ary 1, at 8:30 o'clock, at the Burlington,
to meet Mrs. Clarence Grange, of San
Francisco, the sister of Mrs. Sullivan,
end Mrs. J. Hooper Caffee.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Dickson an
nounce the engagement of their daugh
ter, Jessie Lamed, to Charles Ryland
Seal, of Rlphmond, Va. The wedding
will take place In the early spring.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Hirsh, of 310t
Mt. Pleasant street, announco the
marriage of their daughter. Miss Mae
Hirsh, to Paul B. Tumage, of Miami,
Fla., on Tuesday, January 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Brylawskl, who
have been, spending the week In Phila
delphia, have returned to their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ganss. of the
Ashley, left Washington esterday to
spend several weeks in Atlantic City.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Guedorf, of 2123
Eighteenth street will be at home to
their friends Wednesday evening. Feb
ruary 5, from 8 to II, In honor of the
twenty-fifth annlversa'ry of their mar-
Mrs. A. Miller, of Baltimore, is the
week-end guest of her niece, Mrs. Sol
Meyer, of Twenty-seventh street.
Mrs. Myer 81nger, of New Ybrk. will,
arrive in Washington Tuesday, and will
be the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charles
Goldsmith, of Calvert street'
The marriage of Miss "Annette Gold
smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Goldsmith, and William B.
Thalhlmer, of Richmond, will take
place Thursday evening, January 30,
at 8 o'clock In Rauscher's, Itabbl
Louis Stern, Rabbi Abram Simon, and
RabbJ Edward N. Callsh, of Richmond,
Th? bride will be attended by Miss
Hilda Jacob, maid or honor, and her
bridesmaids will be Miss Ernestine
Rich, Miss Lorraine Herman, Miss
Alma Baer, of Washington, nnd M'ss
Sylvia -May, of Richmond. Miss Louise
Cohn, of Pittsburgh, cousin of the
bride, and MIks Ruth Thalhlmer. of
Richmond, sister of the groom, will be
'the flower girls.
Irving May, of Richmond, will act as
best man, and the ushers will be Rov
"Livingston, of Philadelphia; Stanley
Lansburgh, btanlej Fischer and Ralph
Goldsmith, of Washington.
A large reception will follow the
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Southern Charity Relief Dance
to Be Most Brilliant Affair
The Charity Ball to ge given tomorrow
evening at the New WIHard for the
.benefit of the Southern Relief Society
i will be the largest and most brilliant
u&nce 01 me season uiiiesa zui signs
The President and Mr?. Taft have
accepted the Invitations of the com
mittoo to attend and will occupy a
box which has been arranged for them.
Miss Nannie Randolph Heth. president
of the Southern Relief Society, will
receive the guests and will have as
sisting her, Mrs. White, wife of the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
Mrs. William Corcoran Eustls, Miss
Jlai-y Custls Lee, Mrs. Claude Swanson,
Mrs. Llndvsay Lomax. Mn Msrcus
Wright Mrs. Scott Mrs,
Mrs. Oscar Underwood.
Ttc introductions will be onade by
Senator Swanson, Senator Hoke Smith,
Robert Lee, and Major Gordon.
The boxholders are the Admiral of the
Navy and Mrs. Dewey, Congressman
and Mrs. Underwood, Gen. Julian Carr,
of Durham, N. C.; Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott' Senator and Mrs. Fletcher, A. C.
Crenshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Graeme Har
vey, Mrs. John Miller Horton. Mrs. Cole,
of Tennessee; Dr. and Mrs. James Dud
ley Morgan. Mrs. Elmer Black; of New
York; Mrs. Andrew B. Graham, Judge
and Mrs. Martin A. Knapp,, and Mrs.
Additional patronesses for tomorrow
night are Mrs. John Timmons, Mrs.
Nathaniel Adams, Mrs. John L. Blair,
Mrs. Sims Garrett, Mrs. F. B. Moran,
Mrs. John Mason Ball, Mrs. Philander
Claxton, Mrs. Lee Overman, Mrs. Bev
erley Randolph Mason, Mrs. William
Barrett RIdgely, Mrs. Andrew B. Gra
ham, and Mrs. John W. Davis.
Mra. Taft entertained a small party at
a muaicale tea In the White House yes
terday afternoon. The guests were re
ceived in the- Red Room, where the
table was arranged and the recital was
given injho Blue Room. The artists; or
the afternoon were Prof. L. Breitner
and Miss Asdrik Kavookdjl, pianists;
Paul Reimers, tenor, and Theodore
Flint accompanist c
.The program was:
variations ana ugue saint baens
(Theme of Beethoven.)
Prof. Breitner and Miss Kavookdji.
"Aut-Flugein des Gcbangcs,"
"Le coeur de ma mle" Dalcroze
Mr. Reimers. l
'JMarche Turque" Beethoven
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Dates for At Homes.
Mrs. p. v. DeGraw will receive tin
Mrs. Albert L. Mills will receive to
Mrs. Wlliam Corcoran Hill will re
Mrs. Charles W. Richardson and her
daughter. Mrs. Chandler, will receive
Mrs. George F. Dudley will receive to
W. V. Cox and Miss Hazel Cox
will bo at homo with Mrs. Hannay at
207 I street tomorrow and the Mondays
Mrs. Watson Freeman Clark will re
ceive tomorrow and again jiext Monday.
Mrs. Henry F. DImock will be at
home Informally this afternoon.
Mrs. VJIlllam ChatfleTd Looker will be
at home informally Wednesday after
noon. Mrs. David E. Finley and Miss Fran
ces Gist Finley will receive at the
Rochambcau Tuesday afternoon.
Charles W. Richardson and her
daughter, Mrs. William D. Chandler, Jr.,
will be at home for the last time to
morrow afternoon at 1317 Connecticut
E. C. Schneider will be at home
from 4:Io to 6:S0 Wednesday, January
23, in her residence. 3311 Newark street.
, Mrs. E. A. Saum will be at home from
4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday, January 23,
at her residence, 3311 Newark street.
. - -Mrs.
Kills Logan, 1253 Irving street
northwest, will be at horn informally
Monday, January 27, from 3 to 6.
Mrs. William P. Borland, of Missouri,
will be at home at 1113 Sixteenth street
on Tuesday, January 2S, from 3 to 8
o'clock, and will have a number of
women and young girls to assist her.
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JUSTICE U. GOULD
Insurance Investigators to Hold
Executive Session to Consid
er Transcript of Records.
Following the testimony of Congress
man Robert L. Henry, of the Rules
Committee, and Judge Ashley M. Gould,
of the District 'SuDreme Court, the in
surance investigation by the Houso Dis
trict Committee Is again in an en
tangled state today, and an executive
seston of the Investigators will be held
tomorrow to determine wnat shall be
expunged from the transcript of the
Saturday hearings. """
The latest complication Is the result of
efforts by judge Gould to run down un
substantiated reports that ho received
money for tho use of his name as an
officer In the First' National and Com
mercial fire Insurance'companles; the
testimony of Congresman Henry that
Mr. Redfleld, a member of the investi
gating committee, had made such a
statement." and the demand of Mr. Red-,
field that he leave his scat as Investi
gator and take the witness stand him
self. The committee voted late yesterday
that Congressman Redfleld could not
take the stand; that he was an Investi
gator and ought not to be investigated.
Tho commltteo practically decided that
tho entire record, so far as it relates to
the report concerning Judge Gould, In
cluding tho Jurist's- questioning of Mr.
Redfleld and the testimony of Mr. Henry,
shall 'go out ' - .
Wants It Expunged.
Congressman. Prouty moied that
everything after the direct examination
of Judge Gould shall be stricken from
the record i and it was finally decided
that the stenographers shall present a
transcript at an executive session to
morrow. At the. morning session Judge Gould
had Indignantly refuted the report that
he received any conpesatlo for the use
of his name and said he wanted to learn
the author of the report
Congressmen Prouty and Berger aaid
the entire matter should be eliminated.
Chairman Johnson took an opposite
view, but finally travn In to his col-
. leagues. Mr. Redfleld, naturally, did
not vote on the question.
The hearing took an unusual turn
yesterday afternoon when Chairman
Henry of the Rules Committee, was
called. He testified that at- a confer
ence In Speaker Clark's office regard
ing the' resolution for the insurance
investigation Congressman Redfleld
had urged the inquiry, saying that
companies do things they should not
do and that the names of some of the
judges in Washington courts were
"He said 'that they were "paying one
of these Judges $5,000 a year for the
use of his name."
t'Which Judge?" asked Attorney
"Judge Gould," said Mr. Henry.
Place don Grill.
Congressman Henry was then sub
jected to a vigorous cross-examlnaion
by Mr. Redfleld. The latter wanted to
know If he had not qualified' that state
ment by saying that "It was reported."
or "we are told" that this Is a fact con
cerning Judge Gould., Mr. Henry per
sisted that his memory was to the effect
that Mr. Redfleld had made the flat
statement, and the committee immedi
ately became Involved In a controversy
regarding expunging all this matter
from the record.
At the outset of his testimony yes
terday. Judge Gould denied that he re
ceived any money for the use of his
name; demanded that the origin of the
report be run down, and testified that
his connection with the companies was
a purely legitimate business one.
The insurance investigating commit
tee will hold no hearing tomorrow, as
it Is District day in the" House. Chair
man Johnson announced he would be
on the Houso floor looking after Dis
trict bills on the calendar, but he sug
gested an executive meeting of the com
mittee which will proceed to ao iurxncr
expunging from the record.
Denies Discourtesy to
Women in Hotels Here
Mrs. Leonore Hill of Friendship, Md..
who was quoted as sa lng that promenj
ades of leading Washington hotels were
rendezvous of questionable women, that
insult Is frequent In a hotel dining room
and that she had had such an experi
ence, denies today that she ever mmlo
such statements. She says that what
she did say to the Sunshine Society re
cently was In description of a new
hotel In New York's shopping district,
with finely appointed rooms and baths.
One feature of the hotel Is that there
are separate dining rooms for women
traveling alone, and no gentlemen are
allowed to be served there unless es
corting a woman. Tho Washington ho
tels were not mentioned in Mrs. Hill's
talk, for siie considers tho hotels In this
city as of the best, with kind and cour
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Senator T. E. Burton Urges Re
form of Currency to Provide
Bulls and 'beers, member of tho
Washington Stock Exchange, anl lambs,
prominent Washington bakers, a'd
statesmen, their guests, sat down to
gether last night to one of the notable
olnners of the year, the annual dinner
or tho cxehage. held at the Shoreham
Hotel. Guests outnumbered hosts-more
than two to one. Under the direction of
J. Thlsman Hendrick, whom President
benjamin woodruff introduced as toast
master, a continuous stream of levity
y8uk?E,t up Jrom caviar to coffee.
Jtollowing the dinner Senator Theodore
STi Burt?2 of ohI, made t"8 only serious
talk of the evening. Introduced as one
fnlii JH0! ettn,eni advocates of care
thnrtton"ldered. 'elation, and an au
t?2 y . monetary measures. Senator
Burton. In thirteen miutes. sketched th
course of flanclal legislation from thf
law rtnithine.J.r ""anclal systems and
SSf 2& Pi"!?!!3 ? b. followed In
the rnm.;;" .V.V' J? "B HOWt
car declare was one of the w..t .VTI
uoject heard In Washington 'in many
Greater elasticity of currency Is one of
tne chief reforms to be sought said the
Senator, who likened the probTe of
expansion and contraction of the cur
rency as need occasions to the problem
of the street railway men wrho must
handle great crowds of passengers at
tlJfS.i10"!? and few In hours of. 'little
a. The sympathy of the speaker's
!&'?' lthMthctreet wa7man!
5SI?rSs ProMem Nras: apparently ap
K,i tef Pedally by Clarence P.
Klnff. president of the Washington
Hallway and Electric Company; one of
the suests of the evening
th ?1. musi be a 'wider market for
tne lendincr nt mmi.v !
niii.ti !. -.!.. S.-t . '" V'"CB ur-
aiT int.j . ?"atr aeclared. -He
also pointed out the need for foreign
branches of American banks Jconomlc
n handle the. growing, foreign trade
lJn,Un',led 8tate!' He showe bow
fi c.t,0Lm2nev by.the Government
Itself should be avoided, and pointed
to tne experlenco nr th i.ain. ..n...
of Europe in-prdof of his contention.
Senator Burton advocated the limita
tion of Isuance of money to one Insti
tution or a smalF number nt n,m
pointing to the successful experience of
the banks of France and the Bank of
England. While the speaker thought
that a central bank Was not desirable in
this country, a central association
should be established.
The speaker said that the outlook for
good financial legislation is not en
couraging, 'for. ' ha nM h. I.
class of legislation which Is so asso
ciated with selfish interest as that for
monetary reform. He urged those pres
ent to give the question careful -study
and assist in bringing about sound fin
ancial reform legislation.
Henry Franc, jr.. and Roe Fulkcr
son followed the Senator and turned
the tide of seriousness back to fun.
George H. O'Connor and Matt Home led
the singing of songs specially prepared
for the occasion by Henry L. West AH
of the members of the exchange were
made the targets of the song writer's
John Poole, president of the Federal
National Bank, was unable to be pres
ent andanswer the question referred to
Rf1"' t"J?hy roes a Cb'eKen Cross the
The program and menu was an elabo
rate affair. Illustrated with cartoons de
signed by "Pop" Fleming and executed
by Berryman. One of these depicted
Eidridge E. Jordan looking Into a room
where John Poolo was proudly showing
his new plaything, the Federal Bank,
to President Woodruff, and Jordan re
marking "Walt till that bank grows.
I'll get it"
Handsome silver souvenirs, each en
graved with the initials of the guest,
were given to all present The ar
rangements for the dinner were made
by a committee consisting oftBenJamrn
Woodruff, president; W. B. HIbbs. W.
A. Mearns. Allan E. Walker. A. G.
Plant and J. T. Hendrick.
Willis-Then you don't think an in
estment that pays more than 6 per cent
Glllls-Oh. yes! But I don't think one
that promises to pay more than 6 per
cent is. Judge. .
An abundant supply of
fresh cut, home-grown
Carnations of the choicest
and prettiest varieties will
be available at Gude's.
Reasonable prices will pre
vail. Gude's Artistic .Decorations
and Floral Tokens Always ex
cell and prices are' always rea
1214 F St
BANKERS GUESTS 0
IN SHOREHAM HOTEL
'POISON PEN WRITER'
ILL SINCE RELEASE;
Arrest of Spinster, Which Stir
red Maryland Town, Recalls
(Continued from "First Page.)
Miss Zimmerman had eyes for but one.
Tho name of this one has escaped
those who are now telling the stor,
but anyway he and Miss Zimmerman
became engaged. Suddenly he disap
peared. In answer to queries as to" his
whereabouts. Miss Zimmerman is sard
to have replied that be bad gone to
Months went by and he did not return.
Then the girls of Smlthburg began to
whisper all sorts of things behind their
fans. They giggled as Miss Zimmerman
went down the street These things
coming to her ears are said to have
embittered her. She kept to herself,
became a recluse, and shunned people
"Poison" Letters; Appear.
Then seven years ago the letters. which
have scandalized Smlthsburg and Ha
gerstown, and of which Miss Zimmer
man Is accused of being the author; ap
peared. The first to receive them was
"Dave" Reiker, a prosperous farmer,
who lives but two doors from the Zipj
Next the attention of the writer was
turned to George M. Besore. who lives
next door to' Miss Zimmerman. Jn a
series of letters the writer made alle
gations against Mr. Besore's family, in
cluding an attack, on his daughter, who
is the wife of Frank. W. Legg, of the
Treasury Department in Washington.
Then cams Thomas H. Wolflnger.
whose home also adjoins that of Miss
Zimmerman. In close succession "Joe"
Sleasmann. Mrs. Louis Reynolds, Frank
Bacbtell. Harry Young, Mrs. Helen
Street. Robert Barkdoli. George Clark,
and Kellar Beard were made targets
Jor the letter writer'a attention. Some
of the letters were, signed thy the name
of Miss Laura. B. Robinson, a resident
of Smltbsburr. The. majority of them
Misgives Suddenly Cease.
. It was the practice of the writer to
ascertain when a married man of the
township would leave on' a business
trip. A day after his departure the-wife
would receive a letter telling of her
husband's alleged Indiscretions while
away. At the same time the writer,
dlscoveringithe destination of the hus
band, would .write lo him that his wife
was "cutting- up" with other men dur
ing his absence.
Suddenly these letters ceased. This
was about three years ago. when Dr.
M. D. Kefauver settled In Smltfasburg.
Dn Kefauver was young, handsome.
and single, and at once won a good
practice. Among his patients was Miss
Immediately thereafter. It is said, she
began to appear once more on the'
strr-et took an Interest In clothes, and
assumed her old position in the town's
society.- until it became noised about
tnat ur. Kerauvcr was engaged to
marry a Miss Brenner. Then the poison
writer started work again.
Postmaster Lays Trap.
Postmaster Jacques came home one
evening to find his wife awaiting him
with fire In her eyes. She held aloft a
note addressed to him that had been
placed under the door. Three days
later the Jacqueses made up. Then the
postmaster decided to get real busy. He
took an oath to find the writer 'of that
note. One day his chance came. As he
sorted the mall placed in the drop chute
at ine posioince ne came across three
letters written in wnat appeared to bo
the handwriting of the sender of the
scurrilous missives. One was addressed
to a firm In Baltimore and the others
to residents of Smlthsburg.
Postmaster .TaYiupfi trartvl th. 1nttr4
and found the one addressed to the Bal
timore nrm had been written by Miss
Zimmerman. The other letters were un
signed and contained scurrilous matter.
He further strengthened his case
against the woman by means of-marked
postage stamps, and Wednesday se
cured a warrant for her arrest on the
charge of having mailed Improper and
scurrilous matter. She was given a
hearing before United States Commis
sioner Hagne.r. in Hagerstcwn and held
for the United States district court In
Baltlmoie.- Her ball, fixed at $300, was
furnished by her father.
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Hundred Societfe . Art
Now Expected to , Send
Squads to Join Parade, ,
(Continued from First Page.)
This probably will receive the early ap
proval ot the Senate.
William S. JUIey. wha has the een
tract for the reviewing stands oa Mm
Avenue, will have them constructed by
March t He plans to lease than to tfe
suffragettes if they will deal with Mm.
Inaugural commltteerrien declare tiM
coming Inauguration, dcsplte-the elimi
nation of the ball, and a probable stack
lar fate for the reception. wlU be tlw
best in history. .
"Gay WStte City" Ptaaaei
"The visitors hero will bavea' chancf
to see everything this time,M"declerf
one committeeman. "Heretofore titer
has been so much going- on that every
body was tired out, trying to be In
about three places at once." ,
The fireworks display nis" been 'termed
an "extravaganza In itself." Certainly
it .will prove one of the greatest fea
tures of the celebration; ..according te
plans now laid. "
The representation of State mlHtra
and civic organizations from all over th
country- in the inaugural parade will
be larger than ever. I
The "Court of Hondr."fnear the Wb'ftt
House will be designed like - "Monti
cello," the home ot Jefersea.-.Itt
illumination and that of the. Avennf
promise to, make "of Washington a
veritable "Gay White City." '
Searchlights will play from, tiM
Capitol, as one -of .the features of. tin
illumination scheme. These Hgbts wHJ
be so powerful thatthey lH-peaerat
to the remotest.cornera of jthe-eitj-.
The Botanic Gardes will: be Ulamlaat.
ed and decorated for-the-first time, since
The militia of Virginia may not take'
part in the parade. The Richmond
Blues and' the Virginia Military -Institute
cadets, however, win be here In
force. Governor Mann and tXe other
members of the State military board
will decide this week, .on ,tfce aUHUa
Governor Dunne, of Illinois, with hia.
staff, will attend th Inauguration.- ac-
cording to information received )y.
Chairman Harper; of the civic organ&a-.
tlons committee. f
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