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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1913.
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A STATEMENT BY MR. MUNSEY CONCERNING
THE N. Y. TRIBUNE'S PERSISTENT ATTACKS
"MYSTERY GIRL" PLEADS FOR SISTER'S CARE
"I don't want to go home. I want to go to my sister in the Philippines. She is the only one
in all the world that has ever been good to me. I have been misunderstood and abused all my life.,
I am a good girl and no one can make me be anything else. All I ask is to be allowed to go to my
sister. If I can go to her it will be the first time in all my life that I have been happy.
Mary Louise Ferris, Held at
House of Detention, Scorns
Food and Questions Right of
Police to Hold Her.
WAR IS ENDED BY
WOMEN OF CABINET
Mrs. Bryan Declares Calls of Women in Congressional Set Will
Be Returned When Possible, and Society Leaders
Prepare for Busy Winter Season.
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MRS. MABJORIE GRAMi'
HAS QUICK EFFECT
New Yorkers Tell of Several
JDases When Attempts Were
Made to Drug Girls.
NEW YORK. Dec ".That hundreds
cf respectable girls 'and young women
have been the victims of white slave
traffickers operating with poisoned
needles In the dimness of moving pic
ture and other theaters was the conclu
sion reached by the police of this city
and Newark. N. X, as well as the heads
CHASE REFUSES TO
TALK OF CHARGES
Will Not See Bondsmen, and
Has Not Obtained Services
of an Attorney.
Declares She Has Earned Her
Own Way by Hard Work All
HeV Life,' and-Wants to Go
to Sister in Manila.
Maintaining a silence which he say
hie better judgment has directed" him
to adopt, and refusing to confer -with
anyone, even professional bondsmen,
who appeared at the Sixth precinct to
day to otter assistance. Charles N.
Chase, trusted employe and financial
of many social welfare organizations. , "ir, . . a. -- - "" .
charge of embezzling funds of the asso
According to the story told Irecinct
Whllfc another victim of a poisoned
needle was found In Newark yesterday,
the case against Armand Megaro, held
hv fhp Vpn-nrlf authorities, who Is ac-
cused of stabbing Mrs. Marjorie Graff. Detective Harry Evans of No. 6 by
a RrrwkH-n hrlrif. In n. Wwark nlcture -nase. lue liiuer nan ooci.i. pjico
f rooK'J11 r,a- ln a -earK Picture property ln Pctworth. "Chase told'
hoube. lagged. The most Important de- me ,a nlBht." Evans said, -that he
elopment in the case against Megaro j na8 enough property in Washington
was the abandonment of the idea by the to cover any shortage which the
police there that the person who stabbed ' Y. M. C. A. books may show ,
i.-, . .j i Officials of the i . M C A. this after-
Mrs. Graff ued as a weapon the darn-. Zon aeclUil to say whether the
Ing needle which was picked up in the lunula insist in a prosecution if Chase
box where Mr. Graff was assaulted. , pursues this course. Mr. Cooper, who
' til .wiba in horro rnitii nir ri
The pica of a girl to be freed from
an unfortunate chain of circum
stances in which she has been mis
understood and abused all through
the twenty-odd years of her life, is
that of Mary Louise Ferris, the "girl
of mystery." of Princeton. Ind., now
held in the House of Detention.
Nervous from worry over her
plight and unable to eat. she insist
ently pleads that she be allowed to
go to her sister in the Philippines,
who, she says, is the "only one in
all the world who has been kind to
"I have been savin? all my earn
ings to go to her home in Manila,"
Bhe said. "That was the money tney
found on me. And as for the jew
elry, what is of any value belonged
to my dead mother The bracelet
they talk so much about was a dou
ble one which belonged to her, and
a short time before she d'ed she gave
Any unpleasant feeling which may have existed between the
women of the Congressional set and the women of the Cabinet
anent the "official calling" has been eliminated by a "statement
made by Mrs. Bryan, wife of the Secretary of State, which is as
follows: "Owing to recent discussion regarding the returning of
calls by the ladies of the Cabinet, the following announcement is
This was done after the need! had
been examined under a microscope by
Dr Harrison S Martland. of the
Newark Cit Hospital, and no traces of
poison found on it Later, however, the
iiedle is to be subjected to a chemical
test, as it wah declared that it had been
handled by fo man perons that even
If it had been uspped In poison so much
might have been removed In the hand
ling that poiion might not be revealed
In a microscopic examination.
Miss Jennie Clark, a stenographer,
who had an experience similar to that
of Sirs. Graff, which occurred also in
Newark, confronted Megaro last night
und said he was nut the njan who at
tacked her. Miss Mary Ie, another
htenosrapher, denied with equal em
phasis that she had been assaulted at
has the case in charge, could not be
Chase has not procured tho services of
n luws-er He told the police of the
Sixth precinct this morning that he did
not want an attorney at this time. He
prubabiv will ieect one this afternoon,
Accused of Shortage. !
Clinse. it Is said, is responsible for a !
shortage of J10.000 from the V. M. C. A.
funds. The asociatlon officials today i
declared -they did not know the exact
amount of the shortage, as the pecula-
tlons have covered a series of months. J
It will be another day or two before the I
expert accountants from New York defl-
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this half to me and the other hdlfjthem by wve of membtn be
House of Rcpres-entatU es, I wis hto say
that tlicv intend to return as far as
posilblo all such calla.-
There are two re.iFons why this
all. and asserted tnat the mentioning I nltely ascertain Just how much money
of her name as a victim of the poi
soned dart was the work of a practical
No date has been set for the next
examination of Megaro, who still is
held In Jail in Newark, unable to ob
tain the bail of tZOw demanded.
Michael T. Long chief of police of
Newark, said he did not believe that
the wholesale use of the poisoned darts
is confined to men who are seeking to
lorce young women into lives of shame.
"I cannot believe." he said, "that this
Js the work of white slave agents alone.
'J'o me it would appear also to be a
skillful means of robbjry, for it would
be perfectly easy for men to obtain con
trol of the girls by representing them
selves as relatives after the victims
have become unconscious and steal
anythlnsr they carried."
Practically every social welfare or
"kation In this clt has enlisted In
the effort to cUmn out the practice re
vealed by the nub)iclty following the at
tack upon Mrs. Graff. Reports of simi
lar attacks have been frequent here,
tut the Investigators have been serious
ly hampered by the obdurate refusal of
tho young women who have been at
tacked to make official complaints. In
this position the ypunsr women usually
liave been upheld by relatives and
friends and in practically every in
stance the work of the investigators
has led to no results.
The Chae home at 130 W street I
northwest Is closed today, and no one1
could be found wno nad seen the forme.
Y. M. C. A. official since eaily yester
day, hours before he was taken to the
District Attorney's office, and later
Mrs. Chase has npt called to see him,
according to Desk Sergeant Murphy,
and he has had but one other visitor
who was received. This was "a friend."
it wa s.ild.
This morning a professional bonds
man, whose name is withheld, railed
and asked to see Chase. Chase refused
to see him, and the bondsman left.
No Bond . Arrangements.
District Attorney Wilson said today
that he had not been consulted with
reference to any arrangement for bond
for the accused man.
It Is probable that Chase will remain
a prisoner until he is given a prelimi
nary hearing- In the Police Court, prob
Chase takes his arrest quietly and
makes the most of his comfortable
quarters in the third floor squad room.
In the station on New Jersey avenue.
He eats well, atrti appears to enjoy his
meals. He will answer no questions
relative to bis family.
to my sister in Manila, the only per
son in tho whole world I can trust
absolutely and without reserve."
Kxcept for the diamond ring idven I question has come up again. One rea-
. , .. . son is that the first official calllnu
her by her aunt, the rest of the jew- day of the seasonlils, WcUne!day
elry she describes as being of little did not brintr out a large attendance I
i ..i ,. -!,. nf Mm Kimnle In-"' ""'""i' wumun. and me otner
alue. "It is only of the simple, in- . Hcn...or . , ,, ...
t - -. v... JW,01.
brought up the subject of recognition
of precedence in Congress. The prin
cipal reason for the scarcity of Con
gressional callers on the Cabinet host
esses Wednesday, was that the ma
jority of the Congressional women are
not In Washington Most of them re
mained in Washington all summer
expecting Congress to adjourn at any
time, and then the remained until
late In the full and because they were
detained so long, they have decided
expensive sort that any young girl
who is fond of trinkets might pos
sess." Miss Ferris spent a quiet day at
the House of Detention today, await
ing her appearance again in court
tomorrow in habeas corpus proceed
ings. She had no visitors all the morn
ing, but sat quietly alone or chafed
with the matron, who is sharing her
own apartment with lrer.
The girl has consistently refused
to take more than the slightest por
tion of food since she was taken to
the House of Detention.
Father Was Methodist Pastor.
Last night she ate half a dozen fried
oysters, sent to her by her attorney,
M. E. O'Brien. This was the largest
meal she has eaten for the past few
days. .She said this momnlg that she
would cat a lunch today, though she
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NEWSPAPER LAID BARE BY
Mrs. William Jennings Bryan and Her
Grandson, John Bryan. .Photograph
Taken Three Weeks Ago by G. V.
Speaking for the ladies of the Cab
inet, who regret the erroneous im
pression created by an article ap
pearing in a local paper lust spring
In regard to their attitude in the
Illinois Warm Wave Followed by
. Reversal That Threatens Its
MRS. DUNCAN E. FLETCHER.
not to come back to the Capital until
after tho holidays.
Social Atmosphere Cleared.
Now that Jlrb Brjan has cleared
the social atmosphere for the uomen
It may be that Senator Bacon will
succeed in bringing back a feu- clouds
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Will Watch Griffith
Manager Griffith goes to New York tomorrow
in search of the hitter who will land the pennant in
Washington. With him goes Louis A. Dougher, The
Times' sporting editor, to keep the fans of the Cap
ital in close touch with events. All the news and
gossip of the big baseball meeting will be told enter
tainingly in the Times' sport pages. Keep abreast of
the latest diamond dope by reading Mr. Dougher's
stories written on the scene of action.
CHICAGO. Dec. 7. For the sake of
emphasis the date should be set forth
again where It will be seen: December
The man who has been employed for
ih. !. tAM iinv riictrinir dandelotns
I out of the lawns In Lincoln Park, Chi
cago, latitude 42 degrees north, has lost
his lob. Yesterday he was out there
In his shirt sleeves, perspiring at his
task Today he is sitting d a coa.
fire sharpening his son's skates.
The blhszaru mat pmsirara ucmti
and the mountain country behind it.
and the prairies below, today moved
into the flower gardens of Illinois. Iowa,
and Indiana, wltherlnc the violets and
loses bv the waysides, crisping the let
tuce beds in the back yards of this city,
and blighting the blossoms of peach
trees in St. Clair county.
Ueforc anotner morning uuwiis. bui:ii
ti. official prophecy, the full force
of the bll7ard will be giving to these
three States the real winter that has
been long overdue. And it Is literally
true that If a gripping cold wave does
sweep over this part of the country' It
will bo the biggest weather contrast
known for eurs.
Repmts from all parts of Illinois.
Iowa and Indiana, gives details of veri
table May weather, of flowers and vege
tables springing up ns If summer. In
stead of winter, were approaching.
Fruit growers at Belleville, III., are
grately alarmed lest they lose their en
tire crop next summer because of the
blossoming of their trees in the Christ
mas season. Rose gardens there are
in full bloom, and Adam Glntz reports
that he has just made his "second win
ter cutting" of asparagus.
At Aurora, dandelions and lilacs are
in bloom, and :rees are running sap and
budding, while citizens with pretentious
residences have bad their lawns mowed
within the last week.
Pussv willows are In leaf at Freeport,
wild violets ire scenting the woods
around Cairo; an1 a reckless citizen of
Danville Is reposed to bo drawing ma
ple sap for sugar.-
From Fort Dodge. Iowa, comes the
report that "this Is tho warmest win
ter since liti.' with onions big enough
to eat. growing in the open air. At
Iowa. City, prjf. lioliumll Shlmck. of
the botany department of Iowa Uni
versity Is doln field work and says his
experience is "the most remarkable In
thirty-live jear. In all parts of Iowa
the manufacturers of artificial Ice are
raising the price and Minding it almost
Impossible to meat the demand.
Some Comment That
Frank A. Munsey, president of the Munsey Trust
Company, today voiced the first reply that has been given
on behalf of that institution to the remarkable series of at
tackswhich the New York Tribune has been making upon
the treasury Department, Mr. Munsey, and the proceed
ings that ended the recent financial crisis in Washington.
(- The New York paper's effort.has apparently 5been di
rected to undo the good results accomplished by the co
operation of the Treasury, the, local bnlrsjmsejL
Trust Company, -and Mr. Munsey personahy.The'panic
which developed out of the reports that the United States
Trust Company- was in straits for readymoney, wasallayed
instantaneously by that co-operation, .and. assurance and
confidence brought back to the business community
In all quarters there were instant expressions of ap
proval for the prompt, vigorous, and effective work that
had been done. But, after the affair had heen closed, this
New York paper "discovered" what it has been persistently
pressing as suspicious elements in the affair. By innuendo,
partial statements, garbling, and actual misrepresentation,
it has sought, day after day, to convince the people of
Washington that something very wrong had" been done in
restoring confidence and ending a panic.
The actual motive and inspiration for the New York
paper's persistent effort to precipitate further financial
troubles in Washington are yet not made public. Whether
they be political or whether some more devious and less
obvious reasons have actuated the assaults and the mis
representations, will be made plain in good time.
MR. MUNSEY'S EMPHATIC STATEMENT.
WOOING AT $5 80;
SUES HER FOR IT
VINELAND, N. J., Dec. 7.
Hyman Wachter wants $5.80
from Mrs. Mertha Wickler as a
balm for his broken heart.
Wachter is sixty years old and
Mrs. Wickler forty. The day he
cast his eyes on. Mrs. Wickler
it was love at first sight, and
when he found she had a hus
band in Russia he advanced $5
to send for a divorce.
Soon after, Mrs. Wickler's
love cooled, he says, and now he
is suing her for breach of prom
ise and the recovery of $5.80, of
which $5 is for the divorce pa
pers, 30 cents for postage, and
50 cents for theater tickets.
Serve Notice of Three
Weeks7 Egg Boycott
CLEVELAND. Dec. 7. Housewives
throughout Cleveland have received
notices of the" action of tho Cleveland
Housewives' League, in deciding at a
nuus meeting yesterday to declare a
three-weeks' strike on cold storage
eggs. All Interested in the cost of
living were asked to join In the boycott.
Mr. Munsoy, in an interview- today,
expresses in lenguage that will
hardly be misunderstood, his opln- -ion
of the journalistic policy which
indulges misrepresentations of this
kind with the seeming purpose of
bringing disaster to a communltv
and disrepute to men who have
helped to save the community from
it. He states the facts concerning
the .resources cf the Munsey Trust
Company fact3 which moved the
Treasury to refer to it as the con
cern best equipped to handle the
emergency so recently commanding
attention in this city. Mr. Munsey
"The New York Tribune in Its. as
yet unexplained, efforts to throw dis
credit on tho Treasury Department,
on The Munsey Trust Company, and
on myself In connection with the tak
ing over of the United States Trust
Company by The Munsey Trust Com
pany, says in part, in today's issue:
Others Had More Cash.
A significant light on the official
Treasury statement quoted In The
Tribune of yesterday that "the
Munsey Trust Company was the
best qualified bank in "Washington
to handle the situation." and "this
company had the largest reserve
fund more cash on hand than
perhaps any other Washington In
stitution" Is cast by the sworn
statement of tho Munsey Trust
Company of its' condition at th
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