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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1912.
Subscriptions to $100,000
JFund' Ceming m witk ' '
WATCHMAN HEARS SPLASH.
Then Pofice Drag River bat Find
Notion bat Water.
David T. Garrtck. night watchman fir!
t toe Potomac Sand and Gravel Company I
at weir plant at the foot of South Capi-j
tol Street, while on his rounds, heard
sounds of what he believed to be some)
one walking on the wharf, last night atl
about 8 o clock. The sounds of the
steps approached that part of the wharf
( frpm which a gangplank had been "thrown'
mil to a. areoge moorea in me streamy ,.,... -..,. .DOint.d for each tern-
WELLER FACES BIG TASK
V Continued from Pnjre One,
Expects Unparalleled Crowds, but
Says Accommodations Will Be
Provided for AIL
Subscriptions of $33,115 to the fund for
the Inaugural ceremonies were made up
to last night, less than a week since
Corcoran Thom was appointed chairman
of the finance committee. With J100.000
as the goal, all indications are that the
complete fund will be subscribed with a
quickness unprecedented in the history
of sucli affairs.
The subscriptions announced jesterdav
were G Thomas Dunlop, tax), Sleman &
Lerch, J100, W Clifford Long, $250. D. J
Callahan. $100 A. SI McLachlen, $100.
Beckers Leather Goods Company, $3)0,
James F Hood, ISO. Saks &. Co . J2M. J.
C Bojd, $M0, J G Holden. MOO. Fitch,
ox &. Brown. J100. George W. White.
S2D0. R F Saul, S250. F D McKenne).
SIM. Thomas P Graham. $100, Barry Mo
hun. $100, Frank J Hogan, J100. Lewis
Hopf maier, $100. W 1111am A. Hill, J2
Chairman Michael I Weller, of the
public comfort committee, said last night
he expected the largest crowd that ever
attended an inauguration would be pres
ent on March 4 next, and that no matter
how large the number of visitors, the
committee would see that accommoda
tions are provided for all The railroad
companies have announced that the)
will refuse to 'park (rains, which it is
believed will meet with general satisfac
tion though it will lay upon the local
Gsrrick started to. Investigate the
sounds, when he heard the steps upon
the gangplank shortly followed by
splash. lie hurried to the spot, but dls
covered nothing. Garrick, believing that
tie cad overheard the conclusion of
tragedy, notified the police. Police boat
MaJ. Sylvester proceeded to the spot.
and, the bottom was dragged all around
the neighborhood of the scow without
discovering an) thing. The search was
kept up until a late hour and will be
resumed at daybreak this morning.
1i the various temples. Ten stewards or
A treasurers were anointed for each tern
STRIKE RIOTS BREAK OUT.
Disorders Tie Up Traffic on Mexican
Laredo, Tex. Dec. 23. The first disor
der In the strike on the National Ball
wa)s ostein occurred to-day. In i
fight between strike-breakers and strik
ers at the lards at Nuevo Laredo a num-
uer oi snois were nrea ana ine siritce
breakers were driven off. Police pro
tection is being given to the railroads
property on United States soli, but In
Mexico the road is at the mercy of the
A Mexican government telegram has
Just reached Nuevo Laredo stating that
i portion of the strikers, numbering
'00, from the iron plant, are marching on
Montere) to depose the local authorities.
New revolutionary armies are reported
forming at Monterey, Saltlllo, and Za-catecas
ARRANGE FOR CONVENTION.
Democratic Women to Meet Here Jan
uary 7, 8, and 9.
Mrs. Steven B A) res, corresponding
secretary. Mrs. William A Cullop. chair
man of the committee on arrangements,
and Mrs. Grace Porter Hopkins, field sec
retary of the Woman's National Demo
cratic League, met at the New Wlllard
srr-jsMLK' isSr 2&s.
uvhHila nit; flVilAUIUlC IVr Hie COI1-
ventlon of the league to be held at the
ever, and their elimination are expected
to improve conditions greatly
Mr Weller probabl) will appoint his
executive committee this week, but his
general committee he will not appoint
until a later date He Is also to appoint
a committee of colored citizens to assist
in caring for colored visitors.
Open Headquarters To-morrow,
Mr Weller and his associates on the
committee will open headquarter.-, at the
United States Trust Company Building,
at Tenth Street and Pennsjlvanla Ave
nue Norths est. to-morrow One of their
llrst and most important tasks is the
preparation of a map of the District for
distribution to visitors.
Chairman Eustis. of the Inaugural com
mittee, made public the list of his en
tire committee W lt It "fficere. the
committee numbers IK The officers of
the committee, in addition to himself
.ire Eldridge E Jordan, first v ice chair
man H Bozier Duian) second vice
chairman, William V Cox, treasurer,
and Walter W Vlck, secretar)
The other members of the committee
follow Milton E Ailes Henr) P Blair
Edson Bradle) W W Bride. Ira E Ben
nett. Richard N Brooke, Charles J Bell j
cist uiair. vvooauur) malr. Aldls a
Browne Frederick E. Chapln Col Spen
cer Cosbv Murray A Cobb John W
Clifton. John F Costeilo, Albert Carry,
Charles I Corb). Walter J Costeilo. D
J Callahan John B Colpovs Admiral
George Dewe) Dr James O Ducker, J
Maur) Dove II Bradle) Davidson. Ed
ward H Droop,
New Wlllard January 7, 8, and 9 They
will meet again to-morrow to complete
Mrs. John Sherwln Crosb), of New
Jork, is president of the league and
among the officers urc Mrs John E.
Raker, recording secretary Miss Kath
erine M Dabne), auditor, and Mrs. Eu
gene F Kinkead, chairman of the com
mittee on hotels and transportation
LEAVE FOR WINTER CAMP.
Naval Aviators Sail for Guantanamo,
Cuba, on Collier Sterling.
fcredal to The VVs-ihington Herald
Annapolis Md Dec :3 ith the hv-dro-aeroplane
hangars and other equip
ment stacked between her deck., the
Lnited btatei collier sterling sailed to
da from tin Naval Academ) for Guan
tanamo, Cuba, where the winter camp of
Instruction for nav) aviators will be es
tablished Lieut B h Smith, Marine
Corps and Ensign Godfre) dc Chevalier,
of the nav) are aboard thi collier
Lieut John II Towers. L S N who
will be in charge of the camp at Guan
tanamo. Lieut P N L. Bellenger, I h
Lieut A C Cunningham I SMC.
and Ensign William D Bellingslea, l' S
N. will proceed to Hampton Roads and
will be conveyed to Guantanamo b) t
sels of the Atlantic fleet. Ensign Ictor
G Herbster has been ordered to the
Burgess-W right plant at Marblehead Jor
Darlington, Charles ' dut) and he will later Join the camp in
pie. which order was held for about a
century, when a new commission was.
specially named, the. old board having
been found guilty of making "unwise
Dr. Maurice Houtton. or University
College, Toronto. Canada, 'said that for
two years he had been "looking for some
philological sky rockets and academic
Greek fire wherewith to lighten the
scholar's Christmas," and then he pro
ceeded to setoff the fireworks by saying
that Herodotus was given In his his
tories to picking more from the gossip
of tbe streets than from authentic his
torical records. He said in this way the
great historian had proven himself the
better historian because he had shown'
the general trend of the eople's minds.
and that Herodotus hao even reflected
the perplexities of the elder Cato on the
In Receiving Line.
The .receiving line at the reception last
night was made up of Henry C. White,
chairman of the reception committee;
John Barrett. Charles U. Butler and
Mrs. Butler, Miss Mabel Bbardman, Mrs.
Mitchell Carroll, and Prof, and Mrs.
Thomas D. GoodelL
Those who made up the honorary com
Iter, and Mrs. Georve V Atkinson. Mr uid Mm
Louis . Austin. Mrs. Anna I YVfttoott, Mr.
Coarioa S. Smith Mr. Louis It I'ltci. Mr and Sin
Lewii I Cltrhane. Hit William II. CwUard, Mr
and Jin. G. B, Rota, Mr and Mrs Willis U Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M Ctutsrd. Ir George S.
Dnncmn, Mr and Mm. O II Tlttman In- and Mrs.
Arthur T Ramsar. Mr and Mrs. lYUlism 11 Bald
win, Mrs. M D. Liwum, Dr. and Mr Burr James
Kamare Mr and Mrs. Uohrrt H. Woodward. Mr
and Mrs. Walter M Ollbcrt, Pr and Mrs. 8 M.
.-eraan. Jixu? and Mra. (Stanton J I'ctile. Her.
Alpnouni John Donlon Mr and Mrs. Ullliim A.
I)e Caindrj, Mr. and Mrs. D Griffith Amblrc Miss
Mary A bhirpr. Judge and Mrs Martin A Hnapp.
Brhj Om. William P litem. Mk Madie Cnllm.
Hear Admiral and Mrs. Morktun. Mr and Mrs.
1U JV. ilosh urown Mrs. Itobrrt IlincUc. Jits.
uizautu J. somen. Mr and Mrs. Carl Jotrisstn
Mr and Mm Jotlah Q Ktm. Mi Elizabeth I.
Bojre. Hiss Ftxmj W Bow Drsn Charles Nobis
Grrsorr and Miss Omorr Mr Ldward W Donn.
Mr and Mrs. Horatio 2 Tarlin. Miss Sophia It.
(MINISTER GIVEN AUTO
NOT LIKE THE OLDEN DAYS
DR. PINKHAM RECIPIENT
The day when the minister was obliged
to make his parish calls In a buggy
drawn by an old horse; -when he worked
bard to collect his salary to pay for the
horse, and -when the badge of the church
worker was a long Juaclc coat has passed.
This was demonstrated last night at
the annual Christmas entertainment of
the Immanuel Baptist Church, when as
a testimonial of the esteem of the con
gregatlon, tbe Rev. H. 8. Plnkham was
presented with an automobile, and Percy
& Foster, superintendent of tbe Sunday
school, with a set of golf clubs and a
In adltion to these gifts a quantity
of groceries and fruit was donated by
the members of the church for dlstribu
tlon at the Bruen Home, the Baptist
home for aged women. A musical pro
gramme was given. The committee In
charge of the entertainment was made
up of Dr. George W. Pope. Miss Virginia
Raymond, and Mrs. William E. Richard'
FLEE FIRE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.
Douglas Henr) E. Davis. J H de Cuba
Sibour John Joy Edson, W J Flather, Much of the work at Guantanamo will
Georce E Fleming, Daniel Fraser, Perc) be In connection with the Atlantic fleet.
S Foster H H Flather. Charles C Two Wright machines and two Curtb,
Glover Bernard R. Green, Gilbert H h)dro-aeroplanes will be the craft used
urosvenor James M Green J Holds
worth Gordon William F Gude, Isaac
o-ms. j William Henr) Samuel
ilege William B HIbbs. Richard
11 Horner John W Hunter, F
Hlght, Christian Heurich. George
.Hamilton Robert N Harper, Will
iam u Hoover. Dr Thomas V. Ham
mond James M Johnston. O H P
Johnston Hennen Jennings. George P
James Brig Gen John A Johnston
Lieut Col W V Judson. Clarence B
King bigmund Kann. A M Keppel, Ru
dolph Kauffmann Frank A KJdd. John
B Larner Joseph Loiter, A Lisner Ar
thur Lee John R. McLean George X Mc
Lanahan Wallace D McLean, Frederl k
D McKenney Edward B McLean, Lieit
Col Charles L. McCawIe). Frederick B
McGuire, bamuel Maddox Henr) S Mat
thews Henr) B F Macfarland. James
Rush Marshall William H Moses Ben
jamin h Minor, Thomas P "Morgan
Frank A- Muney, Frank B Noyes, Clar
ence F Norment, Theodore AV Noyes Ed
win A Newman. James F Oyster, E
K)Uthard Parker, Col M M Parker, R.
Ross Perry, Thomas Nelon Page. Thomas
J Pence, Arthur Peter Walter G Peter.
H S Reeslde Cuno H Rudolph. Samuel
Ross J H -maIl. jr. Nathan R. Scott.
Henry Cia) Stewart. Joseph Strasburger.
B F Saul. Edward J Stellwagen, G
F Schutt, Maj Richard S)lveter, J M
Stoddard Col George Truesdell, Corcoran
Thom William P Van W Ickle Henry L.
West, Brig G-en. John M Wilson. Gen
Maxwell V Z. Woodhull Frederick A
Walker, Levi Woodbur). M I Weller Dr
AV H Wilmer Rev J M Waldron, Hugh
C Wallace S W Woodward. Henry
WhitL Nathaniel Wlb-on. Simon Wolf.
Maj Gen. Leonard Wood, Waddy B
W ood and John F Wiiklns
by the nav) blrdmen
SALE OF STAMPS MAY TOTAL
THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS
ed trt.ns 3Iuney lhaa Raised May
lie Led Entirely In (he
Returns from the sale of Red Cross
seals In the District will chiefly be used
In helping tuberculosis patients dwelling
within th District limits. The amount
realized irom the sales will not be known
until January I. -Mrs. J N McL&uirhlln
In charge of the da) camp for the Red
Cross, predicts that more than $3,000 will
ue turned into the hands of the treas
urer Proceeds of the sale of Christmas seals
are used for the maintenance of the day
camp, which Mrs. McLaughlin states In
her report for the year 1912 to be by
far. the most important work undertaken
b) the District of Columbia Chapter of
the American Bed Cross. A committee
composed of Mrs. W J. Boardman, Mrs.
W H. Bayley. and Mrs. T. N McLaugh
lin had charge of the sale of the seals.
The past season 3,i9t dinners Were
erved at the camp, nearly 7,000 lunches,
1,527 gallons of milk. 16.S0O eggs were used,
and 9.S60 car tickets were supplied the
patients. The total amount of money ex
pended by the District of Columbia
Chapter the past year for relief work and
antl-tuDercuiosis work was SiTlS.72.
Fifty-five annual members, eight life
members, and three sustaining members
were enrolled 'the past year.
Alfred Kennett Dies in Rome.
Rome, Dec. :8 Alfred XCennettf ea
rner secretary of Washington Univer
sity, and brother-in-law of Hugh .Mc
Kittrlck, a wealthy dry goods mer
chant of St. IjoxiIs, died here to-day.
TAKEN BY THE POLICE
Mrs). Grace Kohlcr thnrRid with
Mcallnc from Home of Mr.
W. . Rocrrs.
Mrs. Grace Kohier, forty-one )ears old,
empIo)ed for fifteen )ears as a domes
tic in the home of William A Rogers,
an official of the War Department, living
at 2633 Sixteenth Street Northwest, was
arrested jesterda) afternoon on a
charge of stealing wearing apparel val
ued at more than JjOO from the daughter
of Mr Rogers, Mrs Doroth) R Owsley,
wife of Louis S Owsley, a wealthy busi
ness man, of Chicago who maintains a
residence in the Windy City and also at
Connecticut and Florida Avenues North
west. Handmade lace, jellotv with age and
prized as an heirloom, valued at $40 a
jard, dainty lingerie, silks, gowns, hats,
and other women s apparel were pur
loined from trunks of Mrs Owsley In the
Rogers' residence, it Is alleged, by Mrs.
Kohier, whose long and faithful service
for the family had gained for her the
trust, and even the affection, of Its sev
and Mrs. Thomas W. Hidwru. Mr and Mrs. Charin
v SpaMta Mba Marjr t de Grafffnrrid Mr Short
Adam Willis. Uhhop and Mm. Larl C Crainton
Mlas Rachel T Barrlnstoo Mr and Mrs. W L.
Montgomery Dr and Sir. W C Botdon. Mr and
Mm. Ldicn Bradley Mils TUetennan Mr. and Mrs.
John Jor Edson Mr and Mrs. Leonard 11 Wilder,
Mr and Mrs. Georcr t Booemian Mr and Mrs.
Robert Lansinff Mr and Mrs. tlenrr II Bsrroll.
Miis marjlli. GiUett Mr and Mrs. William II
Holmo, Miss Ellen A Vinton Mux JulU Strong
the Mi ses Sedler Mr ami Mrs. K V. Iljmes, Mr
and Mrs. William T GUI.
OPERATES FIRST CAR
IN SAN FRANCISCO
ian FranUsco, Dec 3 s.an Francisco
biiainc a full fledged trolley magnate
to-dav, when, shortly after noon, the
llrst cur on the new municipal!) -owned
Geary Street Railroad started from Third
and Market Stree's for the road s ter
minus at the ocean beach s passen
gers the car contained Major Rolph
the cit) s supervisors and other officials
The Mayor paid his fare with the first
nickel ever coined at the San Francis
co mint The fight for the municipals
owned road began in Ma) 1S9. and vic
tor) was won by the cit) little more
than a year ago
The road is more than five miles long
and under an agreement with the I rlt
ed Railways transfers will be Issued to
the latter s lines at a number of points
REBEL LEADER PROPOSES
TO JOIN AMERICANS
El Paso Tex.. Dec X Pawial Orozco,
rebel leader will Join forces with the
Americans If the I nited States inter
venes In Mexico Thl Intim ition was
given to-day b) friends of the general
Orozco sa) he would willingly place
his men at the disposal of the American
troops as scouts In the past Orozco de
clared that intervention would le the
signal tor uniting rebel and federal
Hundred Families Made Homeless by
Blaze in Apartment Home.
Boston, Dec. & Eighteen people were
taken down ladders In their night cloth
ing and scores of others fled down stair
ways and fire escapes when fire swept
through Elliott Hall on Denmark Street,
in the Back Bay district, shortly after
o'clock to-day and spread to either side
until the flames had attacked five apart
ment buildings. Four alarms called most
of the apparatus of the city to the scene.
The loss is estimated at $100,000. Over
100 families were driven from their
The fire started in the basement of
Elliott Hall, a five-story brick apartment
house at CO Denmark Street. Driven be'
fore a west wind, the flames spread to
Allen Chambers, Denmark Hall, and
A series of thrilling rescues took place
when the firemen arrived
Ada Belland, eleven years old. rescued
a bab) that had been left In the hallway
of Elliott Hall, whose mother had gone
oack to her apartment for valuables.
DISCUSS MEXICAN SITUATION.
Foreign Representatives Hold Confer
ence at American Embassy.
Mexico Cit) Dec. IS. A length) con
ference, at which he Mexican situation
as related to foreigners and their inter
ests Is understood to have been review
ed and discussed, was held at the Ameri
can Embassy here to-da), with the
American, British. French, and German
Ministers participating None or the
Ministers would make an) statement re
garding what transpired at the meeting.
Ernesto Madero, Minister of Finance,
informed Congress to-day that good news
was expected from London within a few
dnys, which is taken to mean the suc
cessful floating of the 11,000 000 pt-soa
The rebels continue active In the north
ana souin iney nave burned many
Dnages Detwecn Duntngo and Torreon
and are reported to be In full possession
or me soutnern part of the State of
Continued from Puge One.
WATER CARRIERS ARE
NOW TO BE PROBED
bends Ont Blanks to VII En
sratred In Bnslness.
An order for the probing of ever) fea
ture of the water transportation busi
ness, whether on the Great Lakes, the
rivers, or the oceans, was Issued yester
day by the Interstate Commerce Com-
The Investigation Is to be one of the
most sweeping ever undertaken by the
commission. Its purpose is to lay bare
tne connection of water carriers with
the land carri-rs, with respect to compe
titive or noncompetitive business condi
tions and the inter-relations through rate
and traffic agreements, or by stock, se-
curlt). or other holdings
Some significance ma) attach to this
ALLEGED MURDERER CAUGHT.
Iowa Police Arrest Man Charged witb
Killing Eight Persons.
Vllllsca Iowa Dec Si-Lew Van Al-
stlne a farmer, was arrested to-dav on
arrant charging him with the murder
of the six members of the famll) of Jo
seph 11 Moore and two guests in the
Moore Household last June
The famil) was killed with an ax
Van Alstlne is aid to have had a quar
rel with Moore about a )ear ago The
arrest caused little excitement, as senti
ment strongl) favors the prisoner
Mr an Alstlne sa)s she is read) to
swear that her husband was at home on
the night of the murder and could not
have commllti-d the crime
FIGHT "OPEN" NEW YEAR'S.
Chicago Ministers to Demand Early
Closing of Saloons.
Chicago Dec Si One hundred min-1 union be expelled from
isters In Chicago have been asked b) the federation ot iiDor g
Anti-Saloon League to loin in n miilr After hesitating for a few second, the
that one ofUie men convicted made a
favorable Impression on hint while on
the stand and leniency Is expected In
There will be an affecting meeting
to-morrow atv the Marion countv lalt
between the prisoners and their mothers,-
wives, children, brothers and sisters.
Seventj-flve permits were issued to-day
to members of the families of the con
victed men to visit them at the Jail be
tween 8 a. m. and 1pm.
When their husbands were snatched
from them to-day by the verdict of the
Federal Jury, many of the wives of the
convicted men found themselves without
the keys to their hotel rooms and were
forced to Journey to the Marshal's Of
fice and wait several hours to get their
nusDani8 belongings. Including money
enough for Immediate needs.
' Two Officers-Oat of Jail.
The International Association of Bridge
and Iron Workers to-night has but two
officers out of prison. J E. McGlory. of
Cleveland, the newly elected secretar) -treasurer,
and Edward Lewis, executive
board member from San Francisco Those
of Its officers in Jail to-night Include
President Frank M R)an. Vice President
John T Butler, former Secretary Her
bert S Hockln. Financial Secretary
Richard H Houlihan, Business Agents
William Shupe and James Coughlln, and
members of the executive board, Eugene
A. Clancy. Philip A Cooley, and Michael
Herman C Seiffert, of Milwaukee,
though granted his freedom by the ver
dict of the Jury, walked the streets of
Indianapolis this evening as though shorn
of his last friend on earth He said
that while he was thankful for his es
cape ho could not but feel deep sorrow
because of tbe conviction of his fellows.
Daniel Buckley, of Davenport. Iowa, the
other man acquitted, made a sudden dis
appearance following his release Irom
President Frank M R)an is placed by
the verdict In a worse position than
some of the others, as he was convicted
on a separate count accusing him of
using the unions' funds to destroy the
property of contractors who refused to
recognize the union
The conviction of Olaf A Tveltmoe,
secretary of the Rulldlng Trades of Cali
fornia. Eugene Clanc). former member
of the executive board of the Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, San Fran
cisco, and of J E. Mune). of Salt Lake
City, sustained the governments charges
that they aided In plotting the Los An
geles txp'oston and assisted in the es
cape of James R McNamara In his
flight from the scene
Sustains McNamara Charges.
B) Its verdict the Jury also sustained
the charges that the McNamara broth
ers, now in prison in California, were
ided In the nation-wide dynamite plot by
almost all the executive officials of the'
Ironworkers I nlon and that they know
ingly carried on th consplrac) for ) ears
b) causing explosives to be transported
to different cities to destroy manufactur
Herbert S Hockln who at the time ot
his Indictment, was kecretar) of the Iron
worker I'nlon, and l known as the
lago of the Consplrac) ' was convicted
of having fint Initiated Ortle E McMan
Igal as a hired d)namlter and then of
having betra)ed all the d)namlters to
promote his own ambition It was he
who as testified at the trial "whispered
into the ear of Detective William J
Hums, the names of the Los Angeles
GOMPERS SAYS IRONWORKERS
WILL STAY IN FEDERATION:
UNION TO BE STRENGTHENED
New York. Dec SS Simue Gompers,
president of the American rederatlon of
I-abor was asked the following question
hv a reporter at the Hotel ictorla to
night In view of the fact that the entire
executive board of the Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers, with two exceptions,
was convicted of consplrac) and unlaw
ful!) transporting dynamite, will that
A Lifetifne Denoted toA
- hL. BHHMilaliillsllllllllllH
.., lr a.sl.lBlil.Hl.sw
to morrow against a wide open New
lears Most of the ministers have con
sented and to-morrow the scheme of cel
ebrating the new )car b) drinking In
saloons and cafes will be denounced from
ever) pulpit In Chicago
In addition, the ministers will Join th
antl-saloonists In a fight against tilting
the lid The) will demand that the
o clock closing ordinance be enforced.
order, because the House Committee on
Mrs Kohier was taken In cu-tody by Merehatit Marine and Fisheries Is now
Detectives James Springman and Patrick, LJSrTti ', . In ,ei?B?.2n : an aN
O-Br-en. who removed the prisoner ife-lnSffiSd V ZXIIFV?
in the fixing of railroad and water rates
Instructions were sent lesterday to
every water carrier engaged in inter
state commerce to make to the commis
sion as of date of January 1, complete
returns on its capitalization. liabilities,
assets, agreements, and contracts, fiscal
relation with other carriers, holdings In
securities of other carriers or corpora
tions, values or physical properties, now
and when secured, and the character of
Its equipment. Uniform blanks with de
tailed explanation were sent out to-day
,to all water carriers with orders to sup
ply the Information desired by the com
mission. Announcement was made that the
water carriers will be required to sub
mit an annual statement of tha- busi
ness, and they are directed to keep their
accounts in conformity with the Classi
fication and general balance sheet'Of thel
forms which have been sent to them. 1
This Is required of railroads.
the House of Detention after she was
examined at police headquarters. When
arrested on the charge of grand larceny,
Mrs Kohier, it Is alleged, wore an
aigrette valued at SM that was stolen
from Mrs Owsley, a veil valued lit J15,
ana imsene worm jkj. A veil worth SM.
It Is charged, was taken from her hand
bag At the home- of Mrs. Kohier, CU York
Road, Baltimore, detectives recovered
property that was valued by Mrs. Ows
ley at S330 The value has been Impaired
Bince the robbery Imported lace worth
nearly JoO a yard, the police ascertained,
had been cut Into small pieces for use
as doll dresses. Nearly all of the stolen
clothes had been worn, and It is feared
none of the property can be used "
According to the police, Mrs Kohier
admitted stealing the property prior to
leaving the Rogers home on November
9 "I fell," Mrs. Kohier Is quoted as
sajlng. 'but I do not. know why I did
It. They treated me well, they were
my benefactors, and I do not know why
i ueceivea ana roDDea them
The Roger family and Mr. and Mrs
Owsley are well known In Washington
society, and the latter are said to be
prominent in Chicago.
Increased Par for Street Car Men
Boston, Dei On New Year's Day
employes ot me .Boston Elevated Street
Railway Company will receive what
amounts to virtually a 10 per cent .in
crease in pay. A new allowance for
overtime and for length of service also
Is arranged and choice runs are to be
distributed to the men by seniority.
Retail Merchants' Dinner.
TheRctall Merchants' Association has
selected-January 13 to officially announce"
me aavem oi ine winter season by the
second annual "Get-together dinner."
Just what form the announcement will
take members of the committee will-not
sa. R. P. Andrews Is be chairman of
the committee on arrangements, and he
states that under no circumstano win
the dark seer s of the dinner programme 1
nc imu ure vu me gaping public, until the
fateful night- Mr. Andrews is assisted
by Isaac Cans and Sidney West
Famous Taxidermist Dies.
London. Dec. 3,-Rowland' Ward, the
world-famous taxidermist. dlM tn.v
at Boscombe. Hampshire.
Tots Found Dead; Mother Dying.
Fort Smith. Ark. Dec. 3. Mrs
Thomas Redfern was found in .i .re
condition to-day in her home here with One Killed in Street Fitrht.
ner inroai cu. irom ear to ear. Her New Orleans. La.. Dec Sirj,,!. vn
uvo cnuarenranK. aged two. and Ion a merchant, was killed and three
f30 fe2 e.fv.ht- Were " havIne othen mounded In a street flghtbetwera
been beheaded with an ax. The mother a burglar and a posse here early to?
was unable to-speak. but the police be- day. jrillon was a member of he Ls
lleve it a casa or murder and. auldde. iwhlclrwas chasms tue fcurslar
UNTERMYER GIVES VIEWS
ON DEPARTMENT RULING
New York, Dec IS Samuel Untermyor,
counsel of the Pujo Committee, said to
night that the ruling of the Department
of Justice as to the power of the In
vestigators did not wholly defeat the
purpose of the probers to get at the
transactions of the national banks.
' Roughly speaking," said Mr Unter
m)er, "I should say that the ruling cuts
down our power In the premises about
one-half. The opinion on the law ren
dered by Special Attorney Wrisley Brown
must be read in full before Its complete
purport can be understood It Is a very
elaborate deliverance and Is so extremely
technical that it cannot be made wholly
comprehensible to the layman At any
time the committtee still has sufficient
resources to go on with the work It
started to do practically unhampered "
New York bankers and other financiers
would not discuss the subject at all.
though nil of them who were seen show-
ew plalnl) a feeling of gratification over
the ruling b) the Department of Justice
Cutters Elect Officers.
The Custom Cutters' Association, meet
ing at 1UI G Street Northwest, has elect
ed the following officers:
President. L. P. Gravy; vice presidents.
. Pipone and J. Bernstein: manager of
technical work. J. J.erapi: assistant .man
ager of technical work, Charles A, Volk,
recording secretary, James Flitter; finan
cial secretar) L. E. Reed; treasurer, E.
Thlele. librarian. Robert Johnston;
trustees. J. B McConvIIIe. A. T. Milad.
Charles E. 'Solk; delegates to the na
tional convention In Philadelphia. P. J.
Foley and Charles is. volk, with E. B
Thlele as alternate-
labor head replied
The Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers Union will be sustained and
Further than that Mr Gompers would
not discuss the convictions in any form
He said that he would issue no state
ment In New York
I ma) l-sue one when I return to my
office to-morrow," he said
ATTORNEY 76r ERECTORS'
UNION SAYS VERDICT
WILL HAVE GOOD EFFECT
It Is unlikely that an) other name
Is so well-known in the modern realm
of music as that of Mr J F Conover,
whose Instrument set the highest stand
ard of piano construction
Mr. Conover has brought the spirit of
the artist to the aid of his skill as a
craftsman He has solved the supreme
problem of tone production, the Rnal
achievement of fort) years of earnest
The Instruments that be-r his name
combine ever)" featur cf beauty, tone
and durability known to th- piano In
dustry. With such a Ions record of suc
cessful effort It Is no wonder that the
result Is a line of instruments that holds
the admiration of the world s foremost
The Cable Compan). of Chicago, with
whom Mr Conover is associated. Is re
puted to build more pianos than any
other single factor)
Every step of construction of the Con
over pianos is under Mr Conover's per
sonal supervision, and he has surround
ed himself with a corps of assistants
scarcely less famous than himself
The plant of the Cable Compan) la a
v eritable exposition of art and mechanical
genius It shows the influence of the
master-mind In every feature
Mr Conover's pre-eminent position in
his chosen field rests not upon an) sin
gle element of success in the Improve-
Mrs. Needle's Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Nee
dle, mother of Max Needle, will be held
at her home. M Seventh Street South
w'fcst. to-day at 12 30 o'clock. Mrs. Needle
w a-born In Russian Poland seventy-two
years ago. She came to this country
twelve jears ago and made her home with
her two sons. Mar and Sam, of Washing
Ion. Five other children survive her.
They are Simon and Morris, of Baltimore;
Hyman, ot London, England, and Mrs.
Pearl Berenter and Mrs. 'Rachel Sustlne,
Editor Gets Threatening Letter.
Monessen, Pa . Dec. 28. Because of his
activity against disorderly houses and
gambling resorts here, Harry R, Pore,
editor of the Monessen Independent, .has
received a letter threatening to blow him
and. his printing establishment us.
New York, Dec IS. "Now that the
djnamiters have been found guilty, the
pressing question of the hour is, what
Is the American Federation of Labor go
ing to do"
So declared Walter Drew, counsel for
the National Erectors Association, who
did monumental work in bringing the
dynamiters to Justice
"This union, the International Associa
tion of Bridge and Structural Iron Work
ers, is a member of the American Feder
ation of Labor Frank M. Rjan is one
of the members of the executive council
nf the Federation by virtue of his office
as president of the union. The entire ex
ecutive board of the union, with the ex
ception of one, has been found guilty of
conspiracy. Is the American Federation
of Labor going to retain this union
among Its. membership Does the fed
eration think of the duty devolved upon
it by having a member of its family con
victed in this fashion
"The conviction of the thirty-eight
men. we believe, will have great moral
effect on the countr) We were not look
ing for our pound of flesh, but merely
wished to have the dynamiting stopped
all over the country.
Congratulates Prosecutor Miller.
"The country is to be congratulated
for the fearless prosecution by Charles
W. Miller and his assistants, and the
fact that the case came up before Judge
Anderson No doubt extreme pressure
was brought to bear in behalf of the de
fendants, but Justice prevailed."
Relative to the conviction of the
thirty-eight men. Mr Drew said that he
"was mighty glad" over some of the con
victions, but had considerable sjmpathy
for a number of the others .
"Two classes of men were convicted,
he said. "One group were nothing more
than trimlnals, who .had grafted them
selves -to unionism to get what they
could' out of their association with the
labor movement. The other group, mis
led by agitators, believed the proper
thing In settling labor disputes was to
resort to the use of dynamite. This
group were not criminals 'down In their
hearts, and only dia wnat they did be
cause they thought they were aldlngthe
labor movement. I have a great deal of
sympathy for these men, because they
were not of the highest Intellectual
standard. Tbey only followed blindly In
the footsteps of more Intelligent men.
"The responsibility rests on the men
who fomented class hatred.
"X believe that the conviction ot the
men in Indianapolis will be of a benefit
to organized labor It will teach it to
cast the thieves and criminals from its
ranks. The conviction of the men has
certainly demonstrated to them that
dynamiting does not pay. as far as dol
lars and cents are concerned The trial
cost them thousands of dollars
"I sincerely hope that organized labor
will Immedlat'lj set about and clean the
rottenness out of its ranks
"There is one favorable feature, and
that Is that there will be at least one
Senator In the United States Senate who
will have first hand and direct knowl
edge of the character of the methods of
at least one organization that Is seek
ing legislation from Congress That
gentleman Is Senator Kern. His Infor
mation and knowledge ought to be ot
great value whenever he comes to pass
as Senator upon labor legislation. "
Total Penalty 3,912 Years.
Mr Drew said that the penalty which
can b Imposed b) Judge Anderson apon
the men who have been convicted of
ever) count Is 3,912 jears
In discussing the personnel of the
convicted men. Mr Drew said that tho
most important of them Is Olaf S
Tv eltmoe. secretar) and , treasurer of
the California Building Trades Council
"This roan Is a political power in San
Francisco, and was one of tbe biggest
of the conspirators, " said Mr Drew.
Frank C. Webb, one of the two New
York men convicted. Mr Drew said.
was the man who was responsible for all
the d)namltlng attributed to tfe union
In the Eastern part of the country.
am sincerely bapp) that he as con
victed, he said
Patrick F Farrell. the other New
Yorker: according to Mr. Drew, "didn't
amount to much "
"Ryan, Butler, and Hockln are blg
fish," and their conviction is a source
of congratulation." he said ' Some of
the other bad men' are Smythe. Smith.
Clancy. Houlihan, and Hannon "
Asked whether he thought Samuel
Gompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor, would be "pained
and surprised." as he was at the ar
rest of tbe McNamaras. Mr. Drew said:
"No, I don't think so "
evidence which we have the power to
secure, is produced.
"The United States officials at Indian
apolis are competent to handle the situ
ation and to punish these men as they
POWERS OF MONEY TRUST
PROBERS ARE CURTAILED
TO CONTINUE CASES
Los Angeles, CaL. Dec. 28. On January
IS the cases against Tveltmoe, Munse)
Clancy, and Johannsen for conspiring to
Illegally transport d)namlte are sched
uled to come up in the Federal court here
The cases against the three former labor
leaders will be continued indefinitely and
the case against Johannsen set down for
"It Is the intention of the government."
said United States Attorne) A I McCor
mlck to-day. "to prosecute these cases
' against California labor leadens We
have as strong a case against these men
as United States Attorney Miller had at
Indianapolis Johannsen was not indicted
In Indianapolis and has not been prose
cuted for his part In this national dyna
mite conspiracy. He is equally as guilty
as the other men Involved In this case
and. will be prosecuted. "
The State of California will take no fur
ther action in the national dynamite con
spiracy case unless new evidence devel
ops. This was the attitude of District
Attorney John D Fredericks to-day. fol
lowing the returning of a verdict of guil
ty against thirt) -eight labor leaders at
"Tbe d)namlte reign is over,-" said
Fredericks to-night. "The verdict at
Indianapolis will have an effect" that can
not be wiped out- I believe that'the case
was conducted fairly and Impartially,1
and that the verdict Is Justified.
"Evidence against these men was un
covered through the McNamara case,
which revealed to the world the existence
of a national djnamlte conspiracy.
"As a result of our Inability to comi
rjel the attendance of witnesses. thr
will be no further prosecutions In con
nection wun tne aicrtamara case unless
W rlslcy Bronn Define, ntborltj- ot
Pujo Committer Inproved
The powers of the Pujo Congressional
Committee, investigating the Money
Trust, are curtailed In a brief from
Special Attorney Wrisle) Brown, of the
Department of Justice, which was ac
cepted by Attorney General Wickersham
yesterday The brief refused the request
of the committee, made through Its
counsel, Samuel Untermjer. that cer
tain banks be compelled to make public
details of their business.
Neither the House nor the Senate
sa)s the brief has any authority to
compel the attendance or testimony of
witnesses before the committee of either
body unless the committee is acting un
der authorit) expressl) delegated b the
eFderal Constitution to the body wljich
that committee represents
The opinion of Special Attorney Brown
is a vollminous one and deals exhaust
ively with the Issue-, at stake.
New Gnicna. with 123,000 square rotles
is the largest of thean3.
WARNING TO PARENTS.
It is risky to feed raw milk and
cream to children or invalids un
less you arc sure that at the farm
which produces the milk the ut
most cleanliness is observed at all
times, particularly during milk
ing, that the employes are thor
oughly healthy and cleanly per
sons, that the cows are free from
diseases, that the water used for
rinsing is of undoubted purity, and
that the milk Is quickly cooled and
kept cold and covered until de
livered to jou.
Raw milk often produces Tuber
culosis. Scarlet Vever, also Ty
phoid and otbet Intestinal dis
eases. We can guard against infection
by properly pasteurizing milk or
by home pasteurization.
Properly pasteurizing milk (and
cream) by keeping it at HO deg. P.
for twenty to thirty minutes does
not affect Us nutritive value nor
The best system is to pasteur
ize the milk after It has been
Ycu can home pasteurize raw
milk by heating It to near boiling,
then cool, and keep cold and cov
ered until used.
Most Indigestion in babies Is
caused by milk too rich 1n cream.
Society far Prtrenh'.n of Sickness,
E. ICtltlll. Saertlirf
ment of pianos, but upon all tbe ele
ments to which his pianos owe their ex
cellence. His greatest triumph and the one in
which he takes most pride. Is the per
fecting of the tonal qualities of his in
struments. The tone of a piano Is everything, and
has always been the severest problem
for piano builders Conover pianos pos
sess a richness and clarity of tone that
carries an Instant appeal. Every trace
of harshness has been eliminated. There
is no hint of the mechanical In the
Conover pianos are the product of price
less experience Fort) jears of close
stud) have given Mr Conover an Insight
Into the finer points of piano building, ot
which ver) few can boast.
He has profited by the developments of
all the famous producers of the past and
hat brought into plaj the improvements
suggested by his own fertile brain. Ever)
Conover piano is a masterpiece and a
lasting monument to the fame of Its
builder Felts, strings, case work, and
action are of the highest quality '
These high-class instruments are sold in
Washington b) Percy Foster, the piano
merchant, 1330 G Street Northwest, as a
special award in The Herald's Merchants
and Manufacturers' S23.0D0 contest. The
Advocate has purchased a mo Conover
Baby Grand Piano and will give It to
the person casting the most contest votes
between the dates of December 2S. 1312,
and Januar) 15, 1913