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OF WEALTHY P1TTSBURGHER HEA!
IN SLAIN MODEL MYSTERY
Bernard W. Lewis, Son of Coal Oper
ator, Sought As Man Who Drove
. to Girl's Apartment in Taxi and
Vanished, Owing Chauffeur $19.
(Special From a Staff Correspondent of The Evening World.)
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4. Orders wore ecnt broadcast lata this after
Mil .calling for the arrest of Bernard W. Lewis, member of a wealthy
nttaburgh family, In connection with the myBtcrlous murder of Malzlo
'CMkartt known as Grace HobertB, the beautiful model beaten and strangled
to kwr suite In the Wilton Apartments hero last Friday.
Lewis is said to be a son of Wlnnian Lewis of Pittsburgh, a coal
9rator. He Is accused of having defrauded Elwood Powell, taxi chauf
tmu, out ot 119. The police deny that they link him with complicity In
Ue mmt&tr itaeU.
. Fhla nnvr development in tho CAC$" "
ia eke result of Information riven to
Til detectives to-day by Misses Ethol
asdl Mabel Kyle, sisters and school
(eaters ot Gcrmantown. These
flrts ald they wore out riding with
thle aaan throughout the early part
ot'Ust Thursday night. Their story
flttftd that of Powell, who declared
that;- after driving tho young women
t"itnelr Gormantown homo laBt
inrtday night, ho took tholr com
panloa to the corner of Fifteenth and
Poplar Streets, tho location of the
Wltton apartment, and that, al
tfcuih he -waited from 1 A, M, to 9
JL M., his faro did not return.
lltAID HE WAS A MUNITIONS
AQENT FOR ENGLAND.
From tho girls tho detectives
learned that the .man described him
self la a munitions agent for tho
BaHsh Government. He In about
.tWrty.flvo years old, dresses care
ftirily, and according to Information
that hn reached heudquarters, In
mil known In the cafe nnd res
taurant life of Now York. Phlladel
gMa, Boston, Atlantic City and Chi
caifo, The two cistern, both refined girls,
oi greatly dlstrossod over tho affair,
Hiey say they aro certain tholr com
ftValon, to whom they wore lntro
Atvced about two years gt, knows
KoVbrOaT about thn murder. They say
they talkod wltli him over tha telo
- Possible connection U seen hy the
police tootwoon tho asuortUms mucin by
Cite) fhrls that this man had lost lil-i
bairrajo and the perfumotl crimson
atalned ahlrt found In the upartment
of Mias Roberts after tho tragedy.
H"ne ehtrt had never liecn laundorcd.
f It was etatod by tho police this
afternoon, howovor, that tho wealthy
admirer of Mian Roberts, under mir
veMlance in his hotel slnco last Hun
4 ay, was still thn chief suspect In tho
Quisling tragedy. This man, tt bo
oame known to-duy, has engaged
"We have eliminated no one from
the aaae," was tho emphatic commont
of Captain of Detectives Tate, thLi
Capt. Tate's men to-day cleared
away the mystery surrounding a
'jslastng $260 diamond la vail lore, which
longed to Mlsn RobortJi. Thoy
found the girl had pawned the baublo
(Contlnuod on Socond Page.)
4. AOTOKSS TKI.I.H HIICUKT.
' . A wU known actroim klv tha follow.
(n reolp for amy hnlr: To tmlf pint
( waUr add 1 oi. Hay Hum, a smnll box
of Berbo Compound, rnd U ot. ot trlyctr
"li,t. Any drurfltt can put this up or
y pan roll It at boma at Ttry itttU
coat. Full directions (or raaVlnr and uaa
coma to aaeh box of IJarbe Compound. It
will sraauanr arnn itrraard, rudad rr
hair, and maha It lott und cloaay. Jt
will not color tha acalp, l. not atlcky or
St Wlf. UVt IMW HMtKAttl
iMarried and Has a Daughter
Said to Have Lived at
the McAlpin Here.
(8peelal to The Evenintj World by
Lonn Distance Telephone.)
I'lTTSIU'lUJM, Jan. 4.
Hernard AV. Lewis, whose arrest
was asked lain this afternoon In con
nection with tho mystery of the
slain model In Philadelphia, Is the
son of G. Wcnman LewJs, u wealthy
attorney of Pittsburgh. Ills father
made a fortuno an a coal operator
and rotlred from business two years
ago. When told this afternoon that
a warrant had been wworn out for
the tirre.it of his son, Mr. Ixwls said
he know nothing of tho young man's
whereabouts. Ho said ho left Pitts
burgh a month ago to engage in
business and had not written to his
Tho man sought Is thirty-five years
old, mnrrleU and has ono child, a
daughter. His wife was a Miss Ka
well, of ono of tho most prominent
families In Pittsburgh. Ho Is tho
nephew of Deacon Charles Smith of
a Methodist Kplscopal church in
Young Icwis was In the coal busi
ness, handling his father's Interest for
8ovcr.il years. Later ho became a part
nor in tho stock brokerago house of
Moore, Leonard & Lewis. Ho retired
from that partnership three years ago
and went to Philadelphia, and )atr to
New York, where ho was believed to
have become a partner in a largo llrm
of automobllo dealers.
According to a friond In Pittsburgh,
ho spent much time In traveling bo
tween Now York and Philadelphia
and was well known In certain cafes
along Uroadway. It was s.ild that
for a time ho lived tit the Hotel iMc
Alpln. DnmnRr Mult for "..lOO.OflO fur I."
of I. Iff In "I." Acchleiil,
HOSTON, Jan. 4 Dmni;o suits ag
gregating nearly $500,000 were filed to
day against tho Uoston Klovnted Itull
way Company by tho administrators of
persona who lost their lives when a
street oar went through an open brldga
draw Into Fort-Point Channel on Nov,
7. The number of victims has been
ttlnnttd at forty-ilx.
COAL BARON'S SON
Says Inquisitors Can Wait
Until He Comes Back, If
They Care To.
HOT WIRE TO CLARK,
"Dirty Wealth Has Made Nasty
Dollar Brothal of Con
gress and Wall Street."
When the announcement came from
Washington to-day that the House
Rules Committee had decided upon a
full ami open inquiry Into the charges
that there was a "leak" in President
Wilson's peace note to tho belliger
ents, Thomas W. Lawson, who was
in this city, gave to Tho Evening
World a copy of a telegram he had
sent to Champ Clark, Speaker of tho
House, In which he regretted that he
would bo unable to appear, bee:tu.o
ho was ntout to sail for Europe.
Mr. Lawson had been subpoenaed
by telegram to glvo testimony before
Mr. Law pen also sent n telegram to
Vice President Mnrohall a.i presiding
officer of tho Senato attacking Sen
Mr. Lawson's telegram to Mr. Clark
"I oo by this morning's press that
tho House yesterday decided to ex
pose to the people the Identity of
tho Wall Street High-up, tho High
up In National affairs and tho other
High-up who were favored the other
day with politico-. stock gambbllng
, "I deeply regret that my long
standing Intention to sail for Kuropo
next Saturday will make It Impossi
ble for me to listen to soma of thn
distinguished statesmen of tho body
over which you preside yo ably, in
dignantly denouncing tho knaves
whose greed for easy but dirty
wealth has made a nasty dollar
brothel of Congress and Wall Street.
"The other day when my name was
mentioned In connection with this
leak affair, at the request of tho Com
mittee on Rules I hastened to Wash
ington at connlderublo Inconvenlenro.
At tho invitation of Chairman Henry
I went Into a conference with him,
ll showed me thut the administrative
affairs of Government were In such
a condition that all good citizen
should leu dald in smothering any
Investigation of recent tlnanclal fllv
veilngs of public officials, at least
"Helng only u private citizen, Ignor
ant of tho thuggeries nnd unlmthed
methods of that section of Congress
which Is a cancerous rellect.on upon
our flag and eagle, I was unprepared
for the virulent attacks whlrh broke
upon me In Senate, House and press.
"Had 1 known that the verbal
garbngo dumped upon u private cit
izen was so highly scented I would
have eeon your august body In the
southeast corner of Hell bofore put
ting myself In tho way.
'However, my testimony will not
bo necessary to the unhollng of the
polltlcs-stoe.kgambllng mephltl. No
keen-scented bloodhound Is needed to
follow tholr trail.
"I hereby release your courteous
Chairman of tho Utiles Committee
from the privilege of secrecy mutual
ly exchanged on Tuesday, Ho may
give to Congress any or all the Infor
mation ho extracted from me, but, of
courbc, I shall not divulge any of the
contldcnces Imparted by him. If my
tostlmony should bo needed, kindly
postpone tho Investigation until my
(Continued on Second Page.)
For Racing Cntrlti 8i Pag 2.
'SHOW GIRL STILL
WIFE OF HEIR 10
Higher Court Sets Aside Annul
I ment of Sensational Run
I away Marriage.
i MAY HALT A WEDDING
Settlement of $38,000 Had
Been Made on Young Bride
for Agreeing to Action.
Louis M. Reiur, heir to the millions
of tho late Nonnan II. Ream, Is still
the husband of Eleanor II. Davidson,
tho pretty show girl from whom
young Ream has considered himself
free since 1911. In a unanlmqus do
elslon the Appellato Division of tho
Third Department holds that tho
runaway marriage of the cotiplo In
1911 Is a vnjld ono although Miss
Davidson as she prefers to call
herselfwps paid $38,000 to get nn
nnnulnent of th man Inf. to the
It vas sn.d to-day by persons fa
miliar wlth'lteam's affairs that the
dcclsbn upsets his plans for n sec
ond matrimonial venture nnd mny
have an Important effect on the flnnl
settlement of tho cstnto of his father
who re-lnherlted his hou after tho
annulment was granted.
It was Ream's poetry which moved
the Court to find that when ho mar
ried Miss Davidson It wns not tho re
suit of a dare, hut tho natural conse
quence of a fervid courtship. They
both proposed to each other, tho trial
disclosed, and then the avalanche of
"Tho defendant" (Renin), tho Court
held, "paid his brldc-to-be much at
tention nnd wns evidently much
ennrnnred of her, writing her numer
ous letters and even lapsing Into
poetry, which, from Its composition,
was evidently orlglnnl with him."
Tho day of the marrlago 'Ream told
tho president of tho trust company
whoro ho was employed ho had
"married the girl ho loved and wns
old enough to chooso mischief for
hlmsnlf," Tho newH was conveyed to
the elder Ream nnd tho young man
was requested to resign his placo.
Ho returned to his apartments In
the Gotham Hotel that evening and
told his bride that ho was going to
his father's homo and would return.
It was tho last she saw of him.
A settlement was arrange' by
which Mrs. lleam was to reeen
$H8,000 for agreeing that her mar
riage was void becnusH ot tho lack
of a marriage license. She consented
(o tiring tho suit. Young Ream was
sent to Southern China and while
touring through Egypt tha stilt was
tried In secret In Saratoga. The com
plaint tiled In behalf of MIsh David
son Is characterized by tho court "as
a distinct ond positive Indictment
of tho plaintiff by tho counsel who
wero supposedly acting In her In
terest." Evidence which was thn "rankest
kind of hearsay" was permitted be
fore the referee, the court found.
Tho Court paid It.i respects to
young Ream In these words:
"If ho Inteiu'.ttd In good fulth to mar
ry this woman thou he should havo
abided by tho ceremony of marrlago,
If ho did not Intend to marry hor,
then his conduct Is most reprehensi
ble and ho has been guilty not only
of a great wrong against thn plain
tiff, but also of an Imposition of tho
meanest churuutor upun lih friends,
to whose home ho took tho plaintiff
und nt their table Introduced her as
his wife when ho In secret behoved
ho was using hor us his concubine.
"Ho left the plaintiff In u fow days
after tho ceremony of marrlago with
professions of lovo and a promise of
a speedy return; Instead ho hent his
lawyer to her to loam how much ho
should pay. To allow this Judgment
to stand would make the court a party
to his Immorality."
k mcui dcapc unuc-
m ilk wr i knuk if iw w bi
GIRL BRIDE COURT
STILL BINDS TO RICH
YOUTH WHO LEFT HER
200,000 CARRIERS MAY
GET RAISE IN SALARIES
Bill Agreed Upon by House Postal
Committee Will Expend
SlP.Ounooo a Year.
WASHINGTON, Jan. .-Postal
clerks and carriers, Isith urban and
rural, will rccclvo Increases of from
5 to 10 per cent. In their snlarles If a
bill agreed upon to. day by tho House
Postal Committee becomes law.
The Increase wlh alfect about 200,
ooo carriers ami cost $10,000,000 a year.
SIX HURT BY AUTO SUE
VAHDERBILT FOR $53,000
Made Co-Defendant Willi Cyril
Match Whole Shiiowitz
W. K. Vandorbllt nnd Cyril Hatch,
said to be a relative of Mr. V.inder
bllt, were served to-day with copleH
of eleven summonses In damage
suits totalling $53,000 growing out of
an accident on Christmas Day,
According to Attorneys for Philip
Shllowltz nnd the other plaintiffs, the
Vnndorhllt automobile crashed Into
an automobllo hearing tho Shllowltz
family of six, all of whom, it Is said,
Vnnderbllt and Hatch nie Joined as
defendants bemuse, while one owned
tho car, the other In believed to have
employed, the chauffeur. Neither was
In the ni.ichlne. The collision oc
iirred at Fifth Avenue and Fifty
COMMITTEE HEADS CHOSEN.
Kprnlirr Sneel I'lelin Miirliiilit iia
Wn) unit .Menu Clmlrmnn.
AI.HANY, Jan. I. Although Speaker
Sweet has ft week to nrranxo tho stand
ing committee of thn Assembly, Chair
men of the more Important otifs linve
already been selected.
Amotm the Chairmen agreed upon nre
If. E. M' hold. Jefferaon County, Ways
nnd Menu, Charles O, Pratt, Washing
ton. JuJI'Ury, U M. Martin, sub-Corn-tnltteo
to Consider Election Contests!
I. C. Talmaite, Suffolk, Conservation;
II. A. Murphy, Suffolk, Exclso; W. S.
McNab, Schenectady, Canals.
Car, Wliltmnit Attends llir Innoiciiral
of iuv. MiCiiII.
HOSTON. Jan. 4 '!nv, Samuel V.
McCnll was Inaugurated for his sec
ond term to-day before an nudlence
which Included Gov. Wliltmnn of New
York. Former Governor, Foreign
Consuls and the Mayors of many
cities In the Stato wcie among thoso
who crowd' d the hull of the I tonne of
Itepresentatlves. For the first time
slnco his own election in K90. J. Q. ,.
Ilrackctt. the oldest living former
CJoveinor of Massachusetts, was un
ablt) to attend the ctiemonles,
FiiiisIimi i MnUe Inspection Trip
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. Jan. 4 Gen.
Kunston will leave to-morrow for No
gain und Vunm on a tun-Jul' Inspiutlon
trip. He miy cross the Mexican border
LODGE ANO LEWIS
IN BITTER DEBATE
Massachusetts Senator Ot".ls
Wilson Note a Leap in
VOTE BLOCKED AGAIN.
Lewis Insists That Hitchcock
Resolution Does Not Com
mit Senate to Anything.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Senator
I)dge, Republican, Interpreted Pres
ident Wilson's nolo to belligerents
this afternoon as Involving danger
ous Interference In European politics.
Ilcforo a vote could bo taken the
morning hour expired and Senator
Works halted further arrument by
starting his favorite speech to the
Senator Lodyo warmd tho Fenate
ntjl to endorso the inettsuge unless
President Wilson openly nske It, nnd
especially not until ho takes the Hon
ato Into his confidence. Assailing tho
Administration for the second tlmo
In two days, he again pointed espe
cially to tho secrecy surrounding all
steps that havo been takon. Lodgo
called It a leap In tho dark.
Senator Lewis, Democrat, declared
Iodge's Interpretation to bo unwar
ranted. I.owIh viewed the note inoro
as a Justifiable mediation step.
TEXT OF. RESOLUTION WHICH
LED TO THE DEBATE.
Theso opposite views wero aired In
sharp debate In tho Senato over tho
Hitchcock resolution endorsing tho
President In sending tho note Tho
resolution reads us follows:
"Resolved. That the Senate ap
proves and Htrongly Indorses the
action taken by tho President In
vondlng the diplomatic notes ot
Doc. 18 to tho nations now en
gaged In war, suggesting and
recommending that thoso nations
stato tho terms upon which pcuco
might be discussed."
A substitute, offered by Senator
Galllngvr, a Republican, would mure
ly place the Senate on record us hop
ing for un early peaco.
"Indorsement of tho note," said
Senator Iodgu, "with Its Idea of a
world guaranty of peace, would In
volvo such entanglement In contra
vention of tho traditional American
policy of aloofns. When we aban
don the traditional policy of separa
tion wo are taking u long step and
wo ought to know whoro wo are
going. I think the people who nro
lighting the war uught to make their
own peuce. Neutrals uro specltlcully
excluded by the German reply."
OBJECTS TO SECRECY IF SEN
ATE IS TO ACT.
Discussing secrecy, Lodgo turned to
tho press gallery anil mentioned the
titorles from abroad which said Count
Andrassy declared at Hudapest that
President Wilson knows Germany's
"Theso terms," ho said, "may come
to President Wilson In other than tho
usual channels. It Is entirely within
his discretion to havo theso come
secretly, but when our co-operation
Is Invited wo are entitled to have tho
same Information thut the President
"If tho t'nlted States' true policy Is
followed we will si.ek to maintain
good terms with nil. We do not want
to llnd ouiselves at the end of the
war without a friend In tho world und
with the fact glaring us In tho pyo
that wo have mado uncounted mill.
Ions out of the war which has cost
(Contlnuod on Socond Pago.)
rer to-Uiy'a sdvartlitmtnt 1'tia 11,
OVER PEACE IV
B01H SIDES IN GREAT WAR
DRAWING UP PEACE TERMS;
DIG CONCESSIONS BY BERLIN
Rulers of the Central Empires to
Confer in Vienna as Their Foreign
Ministers Assemble for Consulta
tion at the German Capital.
ALLIES ARE STILL FIRM
FOR FULL RESTITUTION
lleporti from London, Home. llcrHn and IVathington indicate that
both the Central Poicen and the Entente Allle are preparing slate
menfi of term upon which peace negotiation! may 6e cased.
It It itated that Berlin U preparing a counter-reply to the Alllet in
whtch thero will be a Kit of demandt and conceiilon. In thl$ conne
tiirv there it a report that the foreign 3lnttters of the Central Poicen '
are auempllng in licrlln. Still another report is that Kaiser WiMelm,
Emperor Charles of Austria, King Ferdinand and the Sultan are to
confer at Vienna,
A cable from London carries a summary of the Allies' reply to
President Wilson trftlc is furnished by neuter's agency. This de
clares the Allies "will indicate In more precise fashion the only pre
liminaries upon which they are prepared to negotiate."
In Washington it is stated thn Allies will reaffirm previous state
ments that they arc fighting for restitution of conquered territory,
reparation for crwgs done and guarantees as to the future.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. President Wilson will not let peace
negotiations drop after he has received the reply of the Entente Allies,
but will make at least one more move.
This became known delinitely to-day, although it was indicated that
no final decision on the nature of the next step hail been reached.
If another communication is sent it is expected to mnke mnrc rb-ir
the position of llw President, as it is
arisen as to just wnat ne mteruieu. Col. u. House is here and is
supposed to be working out with the President the next move to be made.
LONDON, Jan. A. Persistent reports from Italy and Switzerland
to-day that Germany is to make a reply to the allied refusal of peace
terms and in that reply will list its demands and concessions aroused
the greatest interest here to-day.
Lugano, Switzerland, had reports of this nature. From Rome came
news that the newspaper Corriere Deliicino asserted its receipt of informa
tion that Germany was preparing a counter reply which would be "less
ambiguous as to conditions of peace and permitting a first point of con
tact in peace progress."
WARRING NATIONS OWE
Three Entente Countries Are in
Debt ".ooo.ooo.ooo of the
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Tho In-
crease In tho national dobt of Great
llrltalu, I'runee. Ilustln, Germany and
Auitrla-llungury Is estimated by tho
hedurul Iteservo Hoard at i I0,li3,nou,-
000 fiom tho beginning ot tho wur to
tho latter part of 1916. with tho ex
ception of Austrln-Hungury, In whoso
co.no the ostlmato extends only to
About twenty-tilno billions Is the
three Lutcnto nations' Mmro of the
total, and twenty billions Is that of
tho two Central Powers.
Great llrltaln's national debt, the
board estimated, was approximately
lI,ia3,759,0U0 In November, having
risen from 3, 149,813,130 In .March,
1914. Lkuih to allies and Dominions
Included In the grand total aro esti
mated at from J3,O00,000,00O to 13,500.-
France's total loans to hor allies
during the wur are estimated at ap
Tho national debt of Russia has
risen from 8, SSI, 310,000 rubles Jan. 1,
1914, to 35.220,836,000 rubles (about
113,114,556,720) at the close ot 1816,
felt that more or less confusion has
Considerable nrumlnmen l. r.if.
I. . . n...
i.. t -
i.unnon newspapers to reports of
conferences to bo held In Vienna and
Horlln. Tho Inference is drawn that,
ns the war staff nro to toko no part,
they will relate to policy rather than
to conduct of (ho war.
Emporor William, Emporor
Charlos, Kino Ferdinand of Bui
oaria and tho Sultan of Turkey
aro to meet In Vienna, according
to tho nowjpapera, whilo tho
Foroion Ministers and Presidents
of the Parliaments of the Central
Powers will anemble in Berlin.
A train has arrived at Constan
tinople to convey the Sultan to
Premier Tisza of Hungary and
Count Julius Andraxsy, leader of tho
Hungarian Opposition, havo nrrlvod In
Vlonnn. Count Andrassy was rccolved
by Kmperor Charles and Premier
Tlszn conferred with Count Czcrnln
von Chudcnltz, tho Austro-Hungarlan
Foreign Miulstir, nnd Count Clam
.Martlnlz, the Austrian Premier.
Heuter's Telegram Company to-day
publishes tho following concerning
tho reply of the Kutento allies to
President Wilson's recent note:
"The document is still under
aolnn sllaht modification of the
draft and will not be published
until a day or two after It Is In
tha hands of the President.
"Tho note will be more positive
than tho reply to Germany, and
is sxpeetsd to Indloats In more