OCR Interpretation


The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, December 06, 1913, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1913-12-06/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

..-v -fMt'- v y-.TW fyx?4G&tf$izi
"MYSTERY GIRL" IS HELD AS A FUGITIVE FROM
Ute Ifoirftmtott Ww&
i
WEATHER FORECAST:
Fair tonight; warmer tomorrow.
Full Report oa Page 3?
' LAST AND
Home Edition
NUMBER 8020.
Yesterday's Circulation, 54,250
WASHHSTGTOIN', SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER G, 1913.
Eighteen Pages
PRICE OXE CENT.
JUSTICE
HEARING ON
MOTION TO
FREE HER EJ
POSTPONED
Princeton, Ind., Authorities Ask
Washington Police to Hold
Mary Louise Ferris on
Charge of Fraud.
Justice Barnard Continues Case
Until Monday in Order to
Give Police Here Chance For
Full Investigation.
Habeas corpus proceedings for the
release of Mary Louise Ferris, who
is held by the police at the House
of Detention, were continued this
afternoon" by Justice Barnard, pre
siding in Circuit Court Xo. 1, until
Monday morning, -when the United
States Attorney will set forth the
Government's reasons for ioldiug
the young woman.
The preliminary hearing today
lifted muon of the eil surrounding
.tho strange case, as Major Sylves
ter, against whom the writ of habeas
corpus vaa-iEEued at the request of
Jiatthew -K. O'Brien, was forced Id
sbow'causo ,why the girl was held
without a warrant.
Are Still In Doubt.
There U still mystery In the case,
however, the district attorney and the
police, still being in doubt of the iden
tity of the girl.
District Attorney Wilson informed
informed Justice Barnard that he had
received a telegram from the authorities
at Princeton.Ind.. saying tl'at "Mary 1.
t erris is wanted for violation of the
postal laws." It was explained that the
'incle of the girl, Martin Ferris, had
been indicted in connection with the
operation of a matrimonial bureau.
The girl stoutly Insisted that she knew
nothing about the charge against her
uncle. She alio declared that her name
was not "Mary Ferns," but rather
Louise Ferris," and that a mistake had
been made.
Attonicv O'Brien urged the court to
elease the Irl on bond pending a fui
ther investigation, out the motion was
f-ontested fc- Dlbtrict Atlornej Wilson,
who declared that It would be a grt
mistake to release her, because she
might escape. Mr. O'Brien told the
ourt tnat he would be personally .-e-tponslblc
for seeing that the girl was
properly cared for until Monday but
Justice Barnard ordered her returned to
'he House of Dcntenlion without bond.
To Look After Her.
In response to questions b the court
the girl raid that she came to Washing
ion about three months ago and that
Or. George Knivers, whom he railed
'uncle." has been Intrusted with her
are. She said that her uncle in Prince
ton. Ind.. had asked Dr. Knivers to
look after her Dr Knivers said he had
never Men the girl before the was
placed In her custody
District Attorney Wilson told Justice
Barnard that he would make a com
plete anbwer in behalf of Major Svl
ester, superintendent of police, oi
Monday He nalu t'iat he would get all
the facts In the cat-e and m1 forth the
grounds upon which the Indiana au
horitles want her returned to that
State.
Mrs. Eaton Asks State
To Pay For Her Trial
BOSTON. Dec. 6. Mrs Jennie May
Haton. acquitted of th tharge of
fcalng murdered hr husbin. i:i2r
Ulmlral Joserh Eaton, today ap
pealed to Governor Foss to have the
tate reimburse her for the expenses
for the trial.
Mrs. Eaton holds that the evidence
nretentcd to the grand Jury was not
sufficient for the finding 3f an In
dictment, and that she was conse
'"lently put to a great and needless
expense lr defending hers--lf
The Girl of Mystery
For two nights and a day a young girl has been
confined in the House of Detention on no charge other
than "held for investigation." Today the police de
partment was forced to produce her in court on a writ
of habeas corpus and its right to hold her will be de
termined on Monday. The Washington Times has
her story. , Don't fail to read it tomorrow.
PUT IINinPP RAN !
BY QUEEN MARY
GQfiY rg
LARIEj Dec. ,, , 0IEmJ
i'S Jf"' ""
The Prince of Wales one night went
to the Palace Mnsic Hall to see Gaby
glide and applauded her. His au
gust mother hearing of his escapade
not only scolded the heir to the
throne severely, but called in the
bishops of London and of Kensing
ton and urged them to denounce im
morality in the music halls.
The bishops obeyed promptly the royal
behest.
Tearfully 'Declares She Can
Care For Herself and Has
Plenty of Money.
By EDITH L0BERT.
"I don't understand what nil this trbu
blo is about I am only a young girl,
who is far away from home, and 1 don't
know why I have been kept at the De
tention home all this time. I was never
I in apredlcament like this before."
With tears streaming down her face.
Miss Mary "Louise Ferris, "the girl of
nostery," told her story at the City
Hsll today between frequent Interrup
tions by various officials and attaches
of the District Supreme Court, where
her habeas corpus hearing was to take
place.
"I came here ' from Princton. Ind.,
three months ago," she said. "I have
lived In that town all my life, and the
monev they found on me was what I
had saved from my earnings. I did
dressmaking, I raised chickens ard sold
the eggs, 1 worked at several places,
and saved every penny I could.
' I wasn't like ths girls who spend
every penny on clotnes.
"Why did you come to Washington,"
she was asked. "I came here to be taken
care of by my 'uncle-'," she said, pointing
to Dr. Nlver, who was pacing up and
down the corridor, t
"He Isn't my real uncle." she said,
"his Is just a friend of the family whom
we have always been taught to call
"uncle."
"I got rooms at different places. And
when uncle was out of town this hap
pened. I don't know what it all means "
Miss Ferris js an attractive looking
brunette with blue eyes. She wore a
neat-fitting blue suit and a black hat
trimmed with fur
Denies Being Mary Ferris.
When told of the allegation that
"Mary Ferris" was wanted In Indiana,
hhe indignantly denied that she is
"Mary" Ferris. "Oh, that la not my
name at all. I know nothing of an af
fair there It is all a dreadful mis
take. Why do they want to arrest me?
And why won't they tell why I'm Kept
locked up? 1 want to go to my .Mster.
I have friends In Virginia, too, and I
know of any number of places where
I would be welcome."
"Hut tl police hay they nr doing it
for juir own protection," she wan told
'"Why do I nffd any protection'' T
have "uncle' hcr and I have my own
monej. I can take care of myself with
out the police."'
Miss Ferris was accompanied to court
bv the matron of the Detention Home,
who maintained a strict watch aver all
her movements, and a-ted as general
adviser on her conduct
When the girl was taken before Judge
(Continued on Second Page )
W4A. -. -
7 UNDERSTAND
SAYS FERRIS GIRl:
BURN PROPERTY!
AS PROTEST ON
THE ARREST OE
T
Militants Carry Out Threat of
Destruction in Retaliation
For Confinement in Exeter
Jail of Their Leader.
Hunger and Thirst Striking Suf
fragette Very Feeble, and
Release on License Is Ex-
pected to Take Place Soon.
LONDON", Dec. 6. Militant suf
fragettes today carried out with a
vengeance their threat of a cam
paign of destruction in retaliation
for the arrest of their leader, Mrs.
Emmellno Pankhurst, on her return
from America.
At least $75,000 worth of proper
ty was destroyed in various parts of
England today, and with rumors of
several smaller fires it is considered
likely that the total losses of the day
Mill be much higher. The women
declare that they will burn and
wreck buildings until their leader is
released.
Reports from the jail at Exeter,
where the hunger and thirst strik
ing mill tantjs" confined, said that she
is lnf coHapae; and., that her release
onlicenso Is' anticipated booni
Mrs. Pankhurst has not tasted
food or drink since she was arrested
on, board the Majestic two days ago
and it is believed that she is even
now too weak to be transferred to
Holloway jail.
Big Hall Is Burned.
MANCHESTER, England, Dec. 6.
Militant suffragettes today burned the
Kusholme Exhibition Hall, caubing a
loss of JGO.OOO. The building waa de
stroyed The women left a card with
this Inscription: "To Premier Abquith:
This is jour welcome to Manchester."
The prime minister made an address
at Manchester last night on Irish Home
Rule.
Leave Letter.
LIVERPOOL, Dec . Suffragettes to
day set fire to the Scenic Railway Ex
hibition Grounds here. The amusement
resort was badly damaged, but not de
stroyed. The women left behind a letter
to Premier Asqulth, announcing that the
tire was an answer to the arrest of Mrs.
Pankhurst.
The mll'tants also tried to burn the
grandstand at the Aintree race track,
but were frustrated by a policeman. He
discovered the combustibles concealed
by the women before the lighted candle
had been touched to them.
House Resolution on
Death of Gaillard
The House took an unusual action to
day when it unanimously passed a reso
lution of regret over the dearh of one
outside of Congress but who had ren
dered conspicuous service In various
engineering feats. The subject of the
resolution was the death of Lieut Col.
David Dubose Gaillard, recently in
charge of the woik on the Culebra cut
at the Panama Canal.
The resolution was offered by Con
cressman Austin of Tennessee, and read
as follows:
"Re&olved. That the House of Repre
sentatives has hfjrd with profound sor
row of the death of 1-icuL, I'ol. David
Du Bose Gaillard. For the conspicuous
aiKi aluablu services he rendered in
connection with the construction of the
Panama I'anal the nation is Indebted.
"Ite3o1vcd, That the clerk of the House
transmit a copy of this resolution to
the family of the deceased."
Members of thp Hoiibc who watched
Colonel Galllard's great work on :he
canal are 'nformally considering the In
troduction of a resolution according
other recognition to th?t work. It 's not
In-probable that the House will be aked
to take almost unprecedented action and
authorize an appropriation for the fam
ily of the dead engineer
Insurance Solicitor
Charged With Fraud
Charged with obtaining money by
false pretenses. David Li. Finks, an in
surance solicitor, twenty-eight years
old, of 135) W street northwest, was
arrested today by Central Otflco De
tectives O'Dea and Springman.
Pinks was formerly employed by the
American Home Life Insurance Corn
pan. It is charged that ninco he
tevered his relations with the com
pany he has been collectlnc money
from some of the peoplo who dealt
with him when he was employed by
the American,
PR
C N.CHASE IS ARRESTED ON
CHARGE OF Y. M. C A. THEFT
OREGLIA'S DEATH
MAKES HIM DEAN
GIBBONS IS OLDEST
IN SACRED COLLEGE
Cardinal Neto, However, Ranks
Above American Dignitary in
Length of Service.
?JL i-
,, ..
-
.-y
BALTIMORE. Dec 6. Cardinal Gib
bons when asked this morning if he
would become dean of the Sacred Col
lege because of the death of Cardinal
Orcglia, said:
"The oldest member of the Sacred
College is known as the dean. In one
sense of the word, I will become dean
of the Sacred College, because in point
of years, I am the oldest living Cardinal
T was born six jears before Cardinal
Neto. the- oldest cardinal in point -f
sen Ice.
I "Cardinal Neto wat, created a cardi
J nal in 18S4, and I In 1S8C So If von
I look at the situation from one nolnt. I
j am now the dean of the Sacred Collg-,
! and from the other point of view Cardi
nal Neto Is.
Cardinal Gibbons said that he was
personally acquainted with Cardinal
Oreella. and waa extremely grieved
I when told of hls death.
uarainai iMew, who 13 ine re"signei
patriarch of Lisbon, is extremely ill, and
ills death is looked for at any time. In
that case Cardinal Gibbons will be
come the real dean of the Sacred Col
lege. ' This honor will not mean that the
I cardinal will have to take up his resi
dence in Kome. ine oniy lime uiai as
cardinal he would bo obllced to co
there would be In the event of the death !
of the Pope Pius X.
Cardinal Oreglia
nine nf Pnonmnnin
UIGO Ul I IIGUHIUIlia j
I
ROME. Dec. t.-Cardlnal Oreglia, dean
of the Sacred College of the Roman I
Catholic Church, died here tojiy of
pneumonia. ,
By his death his eminence, James
Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, be
comes dean of the Facred College
Lulsi Ore-ilia lii Santo Stefano was
eighty-live 'eais old. and was the last
of the card'nals created by the lute
Pope Pius IX 11, was made cardinal
pr'.ent in lT."., and cardinal bishop of
Ostia in lttl.
Engi
ine Runs Wild
In Yards At Buffalo
miFFALO. .V T , Dec 6.-WM1 the
body of an unconscious man iMiig
across the throttle, a Lake Shore loco
motive ran wild in the West Seneca
yards today and Mopped only when It
, l-It me rails end turned over as It
struck a switch aflr-r running more
than a mil- ungulded. The manK'ed
body of Conductor John J Bannlgan,
of Buffalo, wat. found In the wreckage.
Train Robbers Loot
Car of $5,000 in Goods
CHICAGO. Dec 6 Tratn robbers, be
lieved to have boarded the Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern Trinscontlr.ental
train at Toledo, looted an express car
of merchandise valued at probably iS.000
and escaped early today. The loot con
sisted of furs, plumes, and silks. The
bandits entered the coach by cutting
away a door.
Arms Sent to Ireland
Seized and Confiscated
BEOFAST. Dec. 6 -Obeying the royal
proclamation against the importation of
arms into Ireland, the customs authori
ties today seized and confiscated several
large consignments of illles. bajonets
and ammunition.
ill vfif 'xLLLLLLb
CARDINAL GIBBONS.
"RED LICIT" TRIP
BT SUFFRAGISTS
TO EORCE ACTION
KENYON BILE
Delegates to Recent Convention
Aroused By Proximity of
Resorts to Capitol and Mt.
Vernon Car Line.
Women of the States Think
Their Protest Will Be Strong
er Than That of District,
Which Cannot Vote.
Aroused by repeated charges that
questionable resorts in Washington
are operated in the shadow of the
Capitol and the main ofTlce of the
Postoffice Department, and almost
j within -p. stono's throw ot the' White
! House grounds, . group ofjeading- "
suffragists-have announced' they will'
makea personalcaiivass of the local
"red light'' district next Monday
U
They will take this action in the!
interest of the Kenyon bill, which j
has passed" the Senate and is now '
buried in a House committeft. '
Enlisted for Crusade.
Thoo who hac ag-eed to go are Mr. NeWs of ., new up,.ging in the south
Donald i: Hooker, president of :1 ,rn pan of Mexico was received at tha
Just Government League of Maryland: .stat,; Department today in the form of
Mrs. Thoma E. Hepburn, president' of an ofriclal communication from Aca-
,...., ,..o.v..v v..
nan Saff rage Avso-
Pis-son. organizer
thc Connecticut Woman
elation-. Miss Mary
for the Connecticut Association;
"'
1st of
Mary Towle.- lawyer and suffrngls
,ew lorecii)-. aBa Mramwsu oi.
-. ,.. , . .. . :
ic. unc ui uiiusiuii nimi uciiv
Euffragiits.
The Investigation is not to he mada
under the nuspices of any paitlcular
suffrage organization, but has been in-
stlgated largely by out-of-rown sufira
gists who are interested in 'cleiinliit?
un tnc National 1 apital. xvhli'h the
enactment of the Kenjon bill WoiilJ k.i
a long way toward Joins
Conditions Called Startling.
"When the Kenyon bill v is before ihn
1 Senate some dlsclos-ircs u.?ie made that
wcre start,lns '" non-rnidi-n.8 of war.h-
Jngton, and surely to som of the people
here as well," i-ald Mrs. Hepburn. "If
't i really true tha: one cann.t go
through tha Capitol grounds or take a
car tor JIt- Vernon .vUlu.ut almost
loucning questionable nousor it it a
terrible condition that should shame
every man and woman that claims al
legiance to our flag.
"I understand that .1 'nindu-l sters
will take a person from the White House
grounds to wherr- men and woni" h:i.
reached the lowest depths of degrada
tion, and we arc goln to llnd out If tlii.t
N iHic, ami If It is. I iiromuo Jen tho
House of HcpreHcntativcy ml! hae
little ret till It actn on thn Kcnon bill.
Ab tho pi-op'u of Wnsiiiugloii lutw 110
voice in their own government, and r.o
representatives in rngtxs to w l.om
they can appol, actlor must le taken
by some one oi the outside"
The Km) 011 bill is patterned after
tho Iowa abatement 'aw, which has
been adopted in several Spates. Includ
ing California. Mrs. Hepburn, one of
the leading spirits in the anti-ice cru
sade, was one of the principal dele
gates to the suffrage convention which
closed here yetterday. and on Thursdav
night spoke to 1.20) peop.e In the New
Masonic Temple on vice conditions in
Hartford, Conn., and how they had
been remedied
At her suggestion a resolution a'r"J,;
adopted bv the convention calllnc onc
Hie nuusc i"- v uii niv .i'j ",i Unas'
ure
Bichloride Patient
In Critical Shape
Ph)slcians at the Emergency Hospital
said today Lawrence A. Woodring. the
Spanish war veteran who swallowed
two bichloride of mercury tablets on the
6treet Wednesday night, was still in a
critical conditions. The poison has
affected his kidneys and othpr organs,
and he la reported to be suffering much
pain. The doctors sa) it will be several
da) s before they can determine whether
he will recover
Dance Tonight. Arcade Auditorium.
Select Dancing Tonight. Dancing: Taught.
Phone, CoL 3796. Not Public. Advt.
IS FNUSTED IN
PROTEST CAUSE
.State Department Hears That
Entire" Costa Chica 'District
Has Taken Up Arms,
iln oinciai communication irom Aca-
puim. The latter city, which Is located
the Co,sta Chica .district ot the stata
or (itierreio, is the terminal of ope or
tie nj0Jt important railroads In Mexico
Mn)ei Umt wh,ch transversea" the
; ls.jnii c.r Tphll.nnti.npr Api-nntfnn- to
1 " ...,- . .. . ...D -
the dispatch, the entire Costa Chlca dis
trict Is In arms against the government.
Telegraphic communication with Cb.ll-
panclngo, one of the neighboring towns,
Ii.im been rut. and the department here
learn that the entire district will soon
be Isolated from the rest of the world.
A number of valuable Biitizh interests
are said to be located in and about
Acapulcc.
The railtoad between Monterey and
Laredo, on which hundreds of refugees
arL. depending for their escape from
.Mexico, Is reported as still open, and
but few Americans or foreign women
and cnlldren remain in Monterey.
Telegraphic communication bljven the
latter city and other Important centers
and seaports also is open.
David Speedle, an English subject,
about whose safet-c the British govern-
inie-nt has inquired of the State Depart
ment, has ocen located sare and well
on his rar.ch at Mic03, in the Tamplco
district.
Bandit Lopez Not in
Death Trap in Mine
DINGHAM. Utah. Dec 6. Miners who
hae been searching tho Apex mine for
the body of Rafael Lopez, Mexican
bandit, had toda about concluded that
the bandit had escaped alive from the
wotkings. probably joon alter the sher
iffs began tilling the mine with deadly
gaseu. At all events, with half the
mlnf explored, no tract of the man watt
found.
Doumergue Designated
To Be French Premier
PARIS. Dec. 6. Gaston Doumergue
todai was designated by President'
1 Poincaro to be premier and form a
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SENATE.
Met at 10 o'clock.
Resolution adopted for day and night
sessions on currency bill. Expected
currency bill will be passed cefore
Christmas.
Good Roads Committee proposed.
Hetch Hetchy bill considered, and will
be voted on before adjournment.
HOUSE.
Met at noon.
Passed resolutions of regret because of
death of Lieut. Col. David Gaillard.
Resumed debate on Hensley resolution
approves "naval holldaj" suggestion,
and decided to vote next Monday.
Subcommittee of District Committee
named to probe .alleged exeiee law
violations on night of Georgetown
Virginia football game.
MRS. IRVING C. If OLLER.
. : -.' ' -,
!'-? ' ! h?'&MM
GRILLED AT OFFICE OF
DISTRICT ATTORNEY;
BAILIS SOUGHT
Recently Recovered From Operation At Georgetown
Hospital, and Has Been Confined to His Home
Several Days Neither Wife Nor His Sister-in-Law
With Him in Court.
Charged with emebzzling funds of the central braneh
of the Washington Y. M. G. A., Charles N. Chase, forty
five years old, for many years one of the trusted employes
of that institution, was arrested by Central Office Detec-"
tives Grant and Helan early this afternoon.
Chase was-taken to the-.District Attorney's -office,
where he was questioned. v - "- -
Friends "immediately
nun- . v ... . .
It is expected that ha will be -released-on bail before
. night.4 '-. . -",.. ;. .; t
' Th'eyoung Men's Christian Association is the com
plainant "Embezzlement" is the only thing oh the war-
rant issued for his arrest to indicate the cause.
It is not known positively how much money is in
volved in the shortage.
William Knowles Cooper, general secretary of the
association, today admitted that it mighf reach $10,000.
Neither Chase's wife nor his sister-in-law, who formerly lived with
him, accompanied 'him to the Court House.
Chase recently was dismissed from the Georgetown University Hos
pital, where he underwent an operation. For several days he had been
confined to his home recovering from tho operation.
Expert accountants and a battery of adding machines have -been at
wq'rk for forty-eight hours to determine the exact shortage shown by
the Y. JL C. A. books.
John E. Lamer, general counsel for the Y. I. C A., has charge af
the affair.
Chase is an under secretary, and lives in V street northwest.
DENIES JEALOUS WIFE STORY.
A report that a jealous wife and a vin
dictive sister-in-law had informed tho
general secretary of the shortage. In re
venge for the under secretary's alleged
appearance at a dinner party In a local
hotel with several young women, was
denied.
Was Born Yankee Trader.
"Until he waa taken sick two weeks
ago." Mr. Cooper declared, "no official
of this association had the slightest
suspicion of anything wrong. We have
never been visited by any of the sec
retary's relatives, nor havo we con
ferred with them on any matter.
"Thi3 man was a born Yankee
trader." Mr. Cooper stated, "and wc
had every reason to believe he couio
afford an automobtle, because he ad
mlted that he sold machines on com
mission, and because of the fact that
he had a thrifty wife.
"In this case, we have one end ip
view. We desire to seo tho rules of
society enforced, although wo want to
temper these rules with mercy. We can
cither havo the man arrested and tried,
or w-c can agree that some restitution
be made."
"Will not your great object bo the
recovery of tho money?" Mr. Cooper
was asked.
"I am free to confess that tho re
The Army Ready For War!
John Snure writes in The Sunday Times of the
preparations made by the heads of the land military
establishment for the arming and mobilization of
500,000 men. Be sure to get The Times tomorrow.
It will contain Mr. Snure's article on the subject which
many regard as the most important public question of
the day, in view of the possibility of war with Mexico.
went atout obtaining -bairf or
- v, .- -i- j. - . . .
covery of the money would be very
desirable." he said.
"From every Indication, the amount
will total all of $10,000, and may 50 bt
jond. It will be necessary to trace -ory
Item on the books ani verify its
accuracy or prove its iaaccurracy before
we can tell exactly the amount of the
shortage." said Mr. Cooper.
"It is our intention to take the public
strictly Into our contldence In this mat
ter, but we are hampered by the fact
that we have not yet determined the
course to be taken.
"It ia a very unfortunate affair. The
young man came with us about four
yearB ago. and since that time he has
made an excellent record for hard
steady work. He had charge of the
books and the funds and held the of
fice of financial secretary.
"The fact that he owned an automo
bile was explained to me as due to hi?
sale of machines for friends In the au
tomobile business and I know person
ally of several cars he sold for a com
mission of over SIM each
"He waa well known amonc banke
about town, and his cheerful disposi
tion was something that nevci deserted
him."
"Did you ever hear that he miin
talned an apartment for a young
woman here in Washington""
"I have never heard a breath of sue
suspicion. He could not have held hi
position had he een ben suspected,
tho general secretarv declared.
i
1
1

xml | txt