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The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition, to manj
exclusive features.
Rain to-day; tomorrow fiirJ
and. colder.
yesterday's temperature Maxi-j
lmura, 49; minimum, 40.
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Official Dispatch from Athens
Tells of Changs in
PushBs Hostilities at Several Points
and Bain Decided Advantages
During Delay.
Loudon, Dec. S. Greece, according to
an official dispatch from Athens, to
night has decided to abandon her
separatist policy and Join her Balkan
allies tn signing an armistice with Tur
The signature of the Greek delegates Is
expected to be applied to the protocol to
rrorrow or the next day.
In the meantime the Greek forces on
land and sea are pursuing their cam
paigns with the greatest vigor. Ismail
Kemal Bey, leader of the Albanians, tele
graphed a protest to the Austrian gov
ernment to-day against the bombard
ment of the town of Avlona by Greek
gunboats. It Is also reported that the
Greeks rj rushing their land operations
In Epirus and that Janla and Chios are
about to fall Into their hands. Greek
ships continue to blockade the Darda
nelles. The operations of the Greeks during
these latter days of the war have been
most effective, especially on the water.
The Bulgarian army at Tchatalja is en
tirely protected by the Greek fleet from
a flank attack If the Turkish army
should land on the south coast. A fleet
of forty transports convoyed by war
shins has landed a force of Bulgarians
and Greeks on the coast of the Gulf of
Saros, and the warships have effectively
bombarded the forts at Bulair and Gal-
It is officially announced that the
peace conference to be held in London
Bill begin on December 16. London was
chosen at the request of Turkey, which
desires tho participation of Sir Edward
The feeling prevails In diplomatic cir
cles to-night that the crisis growing cut
of the Servian belligerency toward Aus
tria -Hungary will be safely overcome
It is announced semiofficially that Ser
la has decided to leave her interests In
the hands of the great powers, a plan
entirely: acceptable to Austria.
Alarming News
from Smyrna
The first alarming news as to the dan
ger of foreigners lu Turkln territory
reached Washington jesterdaj prhateli
through official diplomatic channels The
teat of the trouble is Smyrna
Admiral Knight, on his flagship, the
armored cruiser, Tennessee, arrived yes
terday at Smyrna The Tennessee can put
ashore about 4j0 men, and still leave
ample protection for tho ship The in
timations of the dispatches jesterday
were that the fears and unrest of the
foreign colon) at Sm)rna are based on
the belief that there will be serious
trouble when the defeated Turkish sol
diers return In large bodies to Smyrna.
It is feared by those who discussed the
dangers jestcrdai tbat-soldiers who hae
been exasperated by the victories of the
Christians, will resort to mob violence
The three American ships, the Tennes
see and the Montana, which are armored
cruisers, and the armed revenue vessel,
Unalga, were assigned to the post of
Asia Minor, because of the American
missionary Interests at Belreut, and for
the. further reason that the ships of the
Eicfwan consort were scarcely more
Mr' ttifflclent to take care of the city of
'.ntlnople and the colleges at Scu
'it is not stated officially by the
a ivy Department that any assistance
Po " he needed "by the Tennessee, but If
l-tioor '3er reports from the consuls Indl
eq, "-that the fears of the people of
'at,, ''., lav be realized, all the Amer
,, "HUt J1' - Ojrces In the Mediterranean
"--j ? that city.
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Poles Get Ready
to Fight Russians
London, Dec 5. Valentine Williams.
theDally Halls Vienna correspondent,
sends the following dispatch'
In Polish circles I am Informed that
everything Is being made ready for a
general rising in Russian Poland should
war break out. Large supplies of arms
have been purchased and hidden, while
the revolutionaries are being given
theoretical military training in secret
schools and are being drilled at night
In the forests outside the towns The
central committee of the Polish Socialist
Club, whose headquarters are at War
saw, expects to put 100,000 men In the
field against the Russians If hostilities
break out."
For Shopping
Before Christmas
NOW is the writer of my
discontent, worrying about
the fast-approaching- Yule
tide season.
THEN" turn it into glad
some summer by being ready
to make others happy.
VISIT our stores, look up
suggestions in The Herald,
do something, and banish
Washington Herald
Edict Is Merely a Warning
&J S3 53 &J 99
I&3 S3i 53 S3 3
Will Not Stop Marriages
Diplomats in Kaiser's
Service May Continue
to Contract Interna
tional Weddings if the
Brides Are Acceptable
at Berlin.
The chief topic 'of conversation in
Washington drawing-rooms now is the
news from Berlin announcing the revival
of the late Prince Bismarck'a order that
any German diplomat who had married a
foreign woman would "be expected to re
tire from the diplomatic service of Ger
many. It was learned here last night upon
high authority, however, that the revival
of this obsolete order was in effect only
a warning; that members of the German
diplomatic corps might stUl continue to
marry American women, or women of
other nationalities, provided that they
selected wives who were acceptable from
a social standpoint to the German for
eign office The revival of the old or
der. It was said. Is merely a warning
against mesalliances. And rumor has It
that a German diplomat recently took a
foreign wife unto himself who was not
acceptable to the powers in Berlin, and
that the warning Is a direct consequence
of this marriage
It Is true nevertheless that the German
foreign office makes no secret that It
prefers that the wives of the diplomatic
corps be German women rather than for
eigners. The Idea is that German women
will have the Interests of the country
more at heart than could a foreign wife
of a German diplomat.
fniintftss inn Tltwtnrff fnrm.rlv AYfs
Jeanne Luckmever. of New York, wife'
of the German Ambassador, comes of
German parentage, and was chleflj edu
cated -abroad. She married Count von
Bernstorff when he was an officer in the
Germsn army and prior to his entering
the diplomatic service. It Is not likely
that the newly revived ruling will In an
way affect German diplomats who are
already married to foreigners. And there
probably will be no change at the Ger
man Embassy.
Held Swi) at Court,
This country has been well represent
ed by the man) charming and brilliant
American women who have married
German officials. Countess von Walder
sea, formerly Miss Lee. of New York,
married Gen. Count von Waldersea, who
was for years before his death military
instructor to the present Kaiser, then
crown prlnc- She held undisputed
sway at the German court, and It was
opeily adcrowtedged that er held the
rod of empire In her graceful hands,
and by her tact and wit has maintained
for many years her enviable position at
Baroness Speck von Sternberg, who
before her marriage was Miss Lillian
Ma) Langham, was extremely popular
in Washington when her husband, the
late Baron von Sternburg. was German
Ambassador here.
Miss Ledvard of Detroit, married
Baron von Kettler. whom she first met
In Washington when visiting relatives
here He was killed In front of the for
eign office in Pekln at the outbreak of
the Boxer uprising in China, where he
had been sent as special envoy by the
German Emperor
Countess von Goetzen formerly was
Mrs La), and her charm and beauty
are still remembered in Washington.
Her husband was also In the German
uipiuuittijc Bert lie
recent marriage of a German dip-
W. G. Wiilige Shoots Himself
in Head Suffers from
Melancholia. '
A victim of melancholia and weak from
a long and almost fatal Illness, William
G. WUIIge, thirty years old, a stenogra
pher In the employ of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, living at 218 Sev
enteenth Street Northwest, committed
suicide yesterday afternoon by firing a
bullet through his brain.
In March last his elder brother, J.
Louis Wllllge, president of the J. Louis
WIIHeta Comnanv. Inc.. committed sui
cide by shooting while in a room acioln-j
ing nis omce in unineenin tsweei ritrcn
west William Wllllge left the Interstate
Commerce offices at noon, ostensibly go
ing to lunch. He was not seen again or
beard from until shortly after 1 o'clock,
when employes and patrons In a restaur
ant at 1006 Pennsylvania Avenue North
west heard two revolver shots In quick
Search revealed the lifeless body of
Wllllge on the front room floor on the
second story of the building, a bullet
wound In bis right temple and a revol
ver with two empty chambers nearby.
The first shot had missed his bead and
struck an Iron beam In the ceiling. The
second shot caused almost Instant death
Wfllige leaves a wife and two young
children, a boy and agirL Relatives ac
credit bis deed to his recent Illness, and
believe that -the suicide of his brother
had affected him. Wllllge recently was
In a hospital for six weeks with typhoid
fever. After leaving the hospital he
went to New York City.
The resti seemed to aid him and his
early recovery was expected, but be
Improved little. He returned to his
duUes about three weeks ago, but was
able to perform only light work.
Football Injuries Fatal.
Blddeford, Me., Dec. 5. As the result
of a football scrimmage, Joseph O'Con
nor, ten years old, died at his home to
day. He was' In a footbaU game yester
day and was taken m during the night
and died to-day.
IMS ts .Baltimore and Betnra.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets good returning
ssui VB.IO. s&onaay. aji regular trains
cxceni uoBsresHSBBi i iimni
lomat and an American girl was that of
Miss Constance Hoyt daughter of the
late Solicitor General and Mrs Henry
Hoyt, and Baron von Stumm.
Among the American women who pre
side at the embass) and legations here
are Mme Jusserand. wife of the French
Ambassador, Mme. de Gama, wife of
the Ambassador of Brazil. Mme. Bakh
meteff, wife of the Russian Ambassa
dor, Countess von Bernstorff, wife of
the German Ambassador. Mme Loudon,
wife of the Minister from the Nether
lands. Mme de Rlano. wife of the Span
ish Minister, Mme Havenitb. wife of
the Belgian Minister, Mme Ekengren.
wife or the Minister from Sweden.
Other American women, whose hus
bands -are stationed here in the diplo
matic corps, are Countess de Chambrun.
-wlfef .of the -Military Atta-be-'dE the
FrejHh Embassy: Mme VJ Kull Khan,
and many others
An American wife has been considered
a great assistance to a diplomat In Wash
ington, and some years ago England took
great pains to send Sir Michael Herbert
as Ambassador here Lady Herbert was
formerly Miss Wilson, of New York, and
they were extremely popular In Washing
ton. His service In America was cut
short b) his untimely death.
In 1905 a regular epidemic of Internation
al marriages prevailed among Washing
ton women. In Februar), Miss Elizabeth
Glover, daughter of Mr and Mrs. C. C
Glover, married Jonkeer de Marees van
Swlnderln. during the same month Miss
Alice Ward married Senor Don Joan Rl
ano, then secretary of the Spanish Lega
tion, during the following June. Miss
Frances .Newlands. daughter of Senator
Francis Newlands, married Baron von
Bredow, of German), and Miss Alleta. Van
Reypen. daughter of Rear Admiral Van
Reypen, married Baron Koff.
Long Island Producers Hold
Commission Merchants Re
sponsible for Rises.
New York, Dec & Business piracy
that enables the commission merchants
to own yachts and country and city
homes was decided to-day to- be the
primal cost of high living at a confer
ence of producers and consumers held
at the New York Board of Trade and
Transportation Long Island farraersjiad
the floor the greater part of the time and
their revelations were regarded as as
tounding T. -BL Tuttle. a Long Island farmer,
ald he secured 40 cents a bushel for bis
lima beans this year, and laur found
them on sale on the Washington market
at IS cents a quart, or .S0 a bushel.
He said there, could be no legitimate rea
son for selling lima beans at more -than
5 cents a quart.
"Farmer Fullerton," agricultural expert
of the Long Island Railroad, said cauli
flower that' the Long Island farmers
sold for 45 cents a barrel the past sea
son brought 25 cents a head on the New
York markets. He said
"The only business man not liable to
tho law to-day Is the commission
merchant. All bills Introduced in the
Legislature to put hlra on a level with
other business men have been side
tracked. All we ask Is that he should
behave himself and keep ono or two of
the commandments"
The conference will attempt to secure
tho passage of laws to govern the dis
tribution -of farm products..
Vienna. Dec ' 5. The Infant son of
Archduke Cuarles Francis, who may
some day succeed Joseph to the Aus
trian throne, was christened to-day. The
child ri encumbered -with seventeen
nsmes. The first Is Charles Francis
Joseph Otto.
Natural Beauty, and Attractiveness.
The country traversed by the Southern
Railway creates a most, favorable and
indelible impression. Bespeaks prosper
ity. Consult agents, 795 lith St. ami see
F St iw. .
Gov. Bleasi Declares Pugilist
Would Be Lynched Without
Official Interference. ,
Women Leave Hall When Executive
Consigns Constitution to
Lower Regions.
Richmond. Vs., Dec t The unqualified
declaration by Gov. Blease of South Caro
lina that Jack Johnson would long ago
have been lnched. without executive In
terference, In hls.8tate. the statement of
Miss Kate Bannard. of Oklahoma, that
5.000 children annually died In the United
States from the effects of the glass fac
tories alone, and Gov. Oddles discussion
of the divorce problem. In which he said
that marriage Is a question of eugenics,
not of sentiment or religion, were some
of the sparks which electrified the fifth
annual Governors' conference here to
day. Gov Blease-'s dramatic approval of
lynch law camo during the discussion
which followed the reading of Cov. Od
dle's (Nevada) paper. As the South Caro
lina executive had previously shocked the
conference when, on Tuesday, he defend
ed "Judge Lynch." the big crowd was
read) and eager to go through the same
experience again. They were not disap
pointed "If there Is any disgrace to American
civilization and to American woman
hood," commenced Gov. Blease. ' It is the
sale of our women for foreign titles.
Next In orderof disgracefulness is the
unprecedentednumber of divorces which
hav e recently been granted In the United
States f
Gov. Carey Interrupts.
"There Is and can be no divorce In my
State. Soujh Carolina acknowledges the
Inalienable sanctity of the marriage tie.
and had that negro who boasts of the
supremacy of his lists made the advances
to the white girl In South Carolina that
he dlJ 4n Illinois, he would have met that
Immediate and summary punishment
which brutes of his color and stamp ae-
serve There would have been no in
terference from higher authority, either."
Here Gov. Carey of W) oming Interrupt-
ri fn nsk?
"Did )ou not. In taking the oath of
office, swear to uphold ana protect ins
constitution of Soutitttf rollnai-
Red -vUN anger. J South Carolina
Governor shouted "I will tell )ou. as i
told the people of my State before I was
re-ejected, that If the constitution comes
between me and duty as a protector of
white women then to hell with me con
Women Leave Hall.
At the mention of the Infernal regions
half the women present arose and left
the hall, signifying their disapproval of
the feoutn Carolfhlan's language They
returned when, a few moments later, ne
concluded his remarks.
Gov. Kitchin of North Carolina then In
jected a few words which differed ma
terially from the speecn or tno uov
ernor of South Carolina, and Gov.
Tencr of Penns)lvanla had to put -vocal
oil on the troubled waters to restore
Gov. Oddle. In his paper, which started
the trouble, held that the problems of
marriage and divorce are purely socio
logical, and that the law of church or
state which compels a pure woman to
live with a bestial or diseased husband Is
Infamous In the extreme He also upheld
the present divorce laws of Nevada as
being the best In the country, and hoped
the other States would have the same
Describes Factory "Workers.
Jle caused a ripple of laughter by de
cJarinVthat the Reno "divorce colony
never had more than a thousand Inhabi
tants every year"
At the close of the earlier session.
Miss Kate Bannard, of Oklahoma,
brought tears to the eyes of the Gov
ernors with a description of the condi
tions which she had found In factories
throughout the country where child
labor is allowed. She concluded with a
fervent prayer that she might "meet
any Governor who didn t take this talk
to heart before the heavenly gates and
bear witness against him " y
Gov. Hadley of Missouri aad Gov.
Eberhardt of Minnesota also read papers
on "what the State can do to check tthe
drift of DODulatlon from the farrato
the city," -while Gov. Hawley of Idaho
contributed his theory of universal edu
cation aa a cure for divorce.
To-nlgbt the Governors, their wives
and guests, attended a reception at the
home of Gov Mann To-morrow they
will discuss "Rural Credits," and con
dude the conference
AC $20,000,000
La Porte, Ind , Dec S. Miss Catherine
Barker to-day is in sole possession of
the $20,000,000 estate left by her father.
John H. Barker, "who was head of the
Haskejl-Barker Car Company, of Michi
gan City, the largest manufacturers of
frieght cars in the world Until Miss
Barker became of age the estate was In
care of James B. Forgan, president of
the First. National Bank of Chicago.
Mr. Barker died In 1910. hen it be-
came known the young woman was the
sole heir of p0,O0O,COD. tortune-nunters
from all over the world sought her
hand She received thousands of letters
asking for alms and proposing various
ways to snend her, money. The letters
never went farther than the trustee.
Miss Barker Is an entnusiasuc lover
of out-door sports
Aviator Files Oves; London.
London. Dec 5 For the first time an
aviator flew over this city to-day. M.
Manlo. starting from Slttlngborun. thlr
tv.flve miles east of here, flew over Lon
don, then turned northward, landing;
at Hertford, eighteen miles norui ot me
city Probably two million persons saw
the aviator aa he passea over iuo cny
L3if Baltimore and Iteturn
Baltimore aal Ohio.
-EverySaturday and Sunday n Good to
I trains .UMi way. Including, ths Royal
Mrs, Eleanor Berger McGonihe
Answers Suit Filed Against
Estate by Mrs. F. B. Horan.
Society Woman Denies That Her
Share in Father's Estate Is
Worth $300,000.
Charging her mother, Mrs Jane W.
Moran, widow of Francois Berger Mo
ran, with failure to account for large
sums of money and neglect to file proper
Inventories of her husband s estate.
coupled with the allegation that she la
bored under the delusion that all prop-
ertv and Income derived by he- daugh
ter, from the estates of their father and
grandfather, the late Charles Moran.
should be administered by her as sne
saw fit. Mrs. Eleanor Berger McConlhe
and Malcolm Stuart McConlhe. ner nus-
band, well known In Washington arid
New 1ork society, yesterday filed an
swer to the suit recently filed by Mrs.
Moran asking that her daughter's es
tate be created Into a trust tuna ana
that a receiver be appointed.
Mrs Moran is one of this city's most
prominent social leaders, the author of
works relating to the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Revo
lution, and claims to be descendant of
Kinsmen ot ueorge vvasmngion mii
MeConlhn U her vouncest daughter, and
about eight leara ago married Malcolm
Stuart McConlhe. member of a prominent
Troy. N. Y. famll). and a brother of
Warren McConlhe. a well-known social
figure in New York. N. Y.
Would Impair Interests.
Answering the petition for creation of
a trust. Mrs. McConlhe declares that un
der an agreement made In October. 1304
by which "Mrs. Moran claims Interest In
her daughters Inheritance, lira. Moran
acquired no title to any portion of the
defendant's property which would Justir)
the creation of a trust Her mother onl)
secured an Interest in the Charles Moran
estate through the 1M agreement, the
daughter alleges. Mrs. Moran. accord
ing to ber daughter, has a remedy at
law and cannot resort to equity for the
protection of her rights
Mrs Moran has asked for the appoint
ment of a receiver for her daughter s
property, asserting that through diss!
pation of the latter s estate, her own
Interests would be impaired Mrs. Mc
Conlhe. In denying the necessity for th
appointment of a receiver, points to the
fact that when sne oecame posess-u
of her share of her grandfather s estate
she turned it over to the American se
curity and Trust Company of this city
with directions which she alleges would
amply protect her mothers rights
Mrs McConlhe declares she Is now and
Jiaa at all times been ready to comply
with the terms of the agreement, but as
serts that her mother through claim to
the entire estate of her husband and
title to the handsome residence at 2315
Massachusetts Avenue now occupied Dy
Mr. and, Mrs. John Hays Hammond, has
violated this agreement Mrs. McConlhe
alleges her mother was never possessed
of a large amount of propert). but was
dependent upon her husband and his
Some or Allegations.
rMrs. McConlhe alleges that her mother
collected as Income from her ward's es
tate, approximately 030,000. Of this sum
the daughter saysher mother expended
annually 360O for her father's support,
and made allowance of $2,400 to herself
and her sister. Mrs. Arabella Moran
Hudglns,, widow of Lieut. John Melton
Hudgtns. who lost hla life In an explo
sion on one of Uncle Sam s battleships
a few years ago The rest of the In
come, Mrs. .McCoMhe alleges, was de
voted to the purchase of the Massachu
setts Avenue property and the erection
of the home thereon. While Mrs. Mc
Conlhe avers It was understood mat
this property was to revert to herself
and to her sister at her mother's death.
'Mrs. Moran now claims the same as her
individual propert).
Mrs. McConlhe denies that her share of
her grandfather's estate is worth $300 000,
as her mother alleges The securities
whfch she received she says will probably
total E0O.0OQ., but owing- to their fluctu
ating valuewill not yield an Income of
more than l,uoo. As evidence of ner
willingness td comply with the" agree
ment the defendant says that on October
4 Mat, she sent to her mother a check
for K833, covering the mother's share ot
the Jncome derivedfrom the securities
then in hand.. """
la her suit Mrs. Moran Joined as de
fendants with Mr. McConlhe and the lat
ter's husband, their two children, Fran
cis Berger Moran McConlhe and j.alcom
Stuart McConlhe. Jr.; her own daughter.
Mrs.. Hudglns and the latter' s minor son,,
Jobs Melton Hudglns.
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Edward J. Williams, Old Welsh
Miner, on Stand for
Three Hours.
Senate Shall Sit as Court of Trial
from 1:30 Until 6
After a session lasting four hours, the
Arcbbald Impeachment trial In the
Senate adjourned over until to-day at
1.30 In the afternoon, but before doing
so adopting an order providing that
hereafter the Senate shall sit aa a court
foe the trial of the case from 1.30 until
6 In the afternoon.
Before the conclusion of the trial yes
terday. Senators had begun to move
nervously In their seats and to murmur
at the long-drawn-out proceeding The
second witness was not called to the
stand until late yesterday afternoon, and
the managers for the House of Repre
sentatives completed their direct exam
ination Just before the adjournment
This witness. Capt William A. May. ot
Scranton, general manager of the Hill
side Coal and Iron Company, will be
cross-examined to-day.
The Senate as a court found It neces
sary yesterday for the first time to Issue
an attachment for a witness. James H.
RIttenhouse, of Scranton. had failed to
appear in response to the subpoena of the
Senate Chairman Clayton, on the part
of the House managers, announced that
information had come to the managers
that this witness had said that he would
not appear at the trial unless brought to
Washington Dy process
Itefactory Witness Appears.
"This witness was not here jesterday
and he has net yet appeared to-day."
said Chairman Clavton. "I now ask that
an attachment be Issued to bring this
witness to Washington '
The Deputy Sergeant-at-arms. James
Julian, who had subpoenaed Mr RItten
house was sworn as a matter of form
and testired that he had served RItten
house personall)
It turned out later that It was to this
officer of the Senate that RIttenhouse
made the statement that he would not
come to Washington unless brought here
by an attachment Just before the trial
adjourned at 6 oMock latt night. Chal'
man Clayton rose ard ennonnced that
the refractory witness was outside In
the Senate corridor and he asked that
tr-e Sergeant-at-arms bring him before
the President of the Senate When Mr
RIttenhouse appeared he looked far from
being a belligerent Individual, but was
on the contrary, a benevolent-looking
gentleman of middle age. who bore all
the marks of being a prosperous busi
ness man. probably too prosperous and
toe busy to heed the call of the Senate.
Senator Baron. President pro tempore,
admonished the witness that he must
not again leave the Senates Immediate
Jurisdiction until excused It turned out
that some of Mr RIttenhouse s friends
In Washington learned that an attach
ment was to bo Issued for him ) ester
da), and they wired him. advllng him
to corre in a hurry He arrived In
Washington before the officer started to
bring him
Williams on Mnnil.
For nearl) three hours estenla) Ed
ward J Williams, the old Welsh miner.
who was the first witness called in the
1 earing entertained the Senate bj his
ttetimon) Mr Williams has the most
Picturesque brogue that has disturbed the
sedate atmosphere of the benate In the
lilitor) of that body It Is proper to
sa that he entertained the benate.
rather than Instructed It for he proved
a most unsatisfactory witness to the
House managers who had called him At
one point when Representative Webb,
who was questioning for the House man
agers, asked the witness if he was will
ing to swear to a certain statement of
facts he replied In all seriousness
J.o I wont, I might swear wrong"
The witness was questioned cloel) at the
outet as to the efforts on his part act
ing under the direction of Judge Archbald,
to hav e the note for boo Indorsed by
himself. Judge Archbald. and John Hen
ry Jones, discounted by the Boiand Broth
ers of the Marion Coal Compan), who
have appeared In the proceedings as the
principal prosecuting witnesses He did
not succeed In getting the note discount
ed W hen Representative Webb asked him
If he had ever told the Bolands. after
their refusal to discount the note, that
had they given the accommodation sought
they would not have lost a certain suit,
then pending before Judge Archbald. Mr.
W llliams said that he never said this.
'Did )ou go to Judge Archbald s of
fice In Scranton Immediate!) after )ou
were subpoenaed to appear before the Ju
diciary Committee of the HouseT"
ts, sir," was the repl)
Continued on Pace Three.
To the House District Committee:
To-day is the regular meeting day of the District of Colum
bia Committee of the Hpuse. Last session the committee set
Friday as the most comenient day in which to hold its weekly
Chairman Johnson said jesterday that he expected members
to recognize the regular da, and not wait for a formal notice
or call.
It de eloped' csterdaj, however, that a number of the mem
bers are awaiting a regular notice from the chairman before ap
pearing". Because of this misunderstanding; the 'first opportunity to
meet and consider the important District measures awaiting ac
tion bj the committee bidsfair to pass unnoticed. It is considered
important that-the committee meet this morning, because o the
fact that Monday will be District day, an4 thereare- a, number
of important-measures which might be consideredlby the. com
mittee and reported la time for consideration by the .House on
that day. " ,
W.V. Hunter, Arrested in New
Jersey, Removes Suspicion
from Le Roy Baker.
Grocer Says Boj Did Not Rob His,
Leaving Onlj Seven Burglaries
Against Youthful Raffles.
Two men one a professional crook and
ex-convict and the other a grocer talked
to the police yesterday, and their words
were convincing proof that Le Roy Baker,
alias Frank Metcalf. the eighteen-year-old
boy who created terror in Washing
ton by his sensational burglaries. Is In
nocent of twelve daring, robberies of
which he has been suspected since Ms
capture on Wednesday night in a Ninth
Street boarding house
William V. Hunter, alias Harry Ander
son, thirty-four years old. who has been
arrested fire times for burglary and
served three terms lp the penitentiary,
confessed to the police that he committed
eleven "daylight Jobs" in Washington in
the last two weeks robberies that the.
police suspected had been committed by
Le Roy Baker.
Abe Glnberg, grocer, at 9S Florida
Avenue Northwest, who was held up in
his store and jobbed at the point of a.
pistol on Tuesday night said with ant
J who held me up."
Capture Is Surprise.
accent of certainty "He is not the boy
Elimination of the eleven "daylight
Jobs ' and the hold-up In the grocery
leavs onl) seven burglaries to the credit
of Baker, and shortly after being arrest
ed he confessed that he committed these
seven burglaries between 1 and V
o clock on Monday morning last
If Maker had a part In the seven rob
beries In H)attsville several nights ago.
he will never be accused of it unless tho
police uncover new evidence against him.
and there seems little chance of this be
ing done Except for the seven robber
ies In the downtown section of Washing
ton early Monday morning, as Baker him
self expresses It the police ' haven't got
a thing on him '
Confession by Hunter to eleven "day
light Jobs' In this city within the last
two weeks, was the biggest surprise that
the police have had le a long time. In
fact It was even bigger surprise than ther
capture of BakT
Hunter wss "picked up" by the police)
of Elizabeth City. N J . on Monday
u-st He was suspected of robberies re
cently committed In that city But the
Elizabeth City police saw little chance
of " getting the goods on Hunter for
'Jobs" In that city, and communicated
!the fact of bis arrest to other cities
In Washington the records showed
that Hunter ha always worked by day
light, entering houses in the absence of
occupants and 'leaving before their re
turn. Half a score of such robberies
had been committed here In the last few
weeks. Suspicion that Hunter might
have committed the Washington "Jobs"
was born and was telegraphed to the
Elizabeth police
Confesses to Sylvester.
Then Hunter declared that he wanted
to see MaJ S)lvester personally. The
Chief of the Capital Police boarded a
train for Elizabeth City and visited
Hunter in his cell
Hunter candidly confessed, the police
assert, that he had robbed eleven
homes here within two weeks. He
Pace Kleren.
Heroine of Dixie
to Be Subject of
War Biography
Mrs Ella New some Trader, heroine ot
the Confederao whose efforts In the
civil war earned for her the title of
"Dixie s Florence Nightingale," is
shortly to have published a book writ
ten about her and her work by a Union
soldier, whom she nursed back to
health after he hsd been wounded in
At the outbreak of the war, Mrs. Trad
er, then Mrs. Ella New some, gave her
fortune of 175.0)0 to the Confederacy and
enlisted her five servants In the cause.
She then went Into the field herself,
nursing Confederates and their wounded
Union prisoners The war left her pen
niless, and she has worked in the Pen
sion Office here The war experience left
her blind In one e)e. and almost entire
ly deaf
The Union soldier whose book sbn
will publish as sodn as she saves money
enough to defray the expenses, spent
several years collecting the data of her
work among the soldiers.

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