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Rain or snow to-day and prob
ably to-morrow; colder.
Temperatures yesterday Max
imum, 44; minimum, 27.
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each ' day, in addition to many
exclusive features
NO. 2284.
11 a. u?i:y-i:".i
President Taft Had This in
Mind When He Made State
ment on Question.
Suggests that Tribunal Be
Composed of Americans
and English Only.
Majority of Senators Think America
Should Stand Pat on
Tolls BilL
Senator Hacon, the leading
Democratic member of the For
eign Relations Committee, sug
gests that the United States, in
submitting to arbitration, could
properly ask for a special tri
bunal Senator Cullom. chairman of
the Foreign Relations Commit
tee "It is my Judgment that of
Its own free will Congress ought
to collect tolls for the coastwise
trade as well as from other
branches of the canal business
without reference to any treaty
Senator Burton, of the Foreign
Relation Committee "I do not
see how we can honorably refuse
that course "
Senator Shivcl "To submit
this question to arbitration would
be indeed a supreme test of our
faith in arbitration From my
Tlewpoint we would have but lit
tle to hope for from the nature
of the subject matter of the con
troversy or the tribunal "
Senator Fage. of the Inter
oceanic Canal Committee. "I don't
think the treaty should be con
strued as applying to other coun
tries and not to our own, as we
have done"
Senator Tbwnsend. of the Ca
nal Commission "We might as"
well abandon the Monroe Doc
trine as to submit this question
to arbitration"
Senator Galllngcr. chairman of
the Republican caucus: "I am
opposed to the arbitration of this
subject, because I consider it a
democratic question. The canal
has been built on our oun soil.
br our own men. and we should
control it "
Senator Hitchcock, of the For
eign Relations Committee: 'lam
inclined to think that wc shall be
compelled b the terms of the
arbitration treaty to submit the
canal question to arbitration
Tpon the return of President Taft to
Washington yestcrdaj it became knot-.nl
t iat It tv as not The Hague Permanent
cart of Arbitration that was in mind in
onnection with his proposal that the
I'anama Canal dispute be submitted for
arbitration, but looks forward rather to
the submission of the dispute to a spe
cial tribunal
According to the President's ideas, this
tribunal should be made up equally of
rttiztns of the United States and Great
Ilntain The President, it is understood,
believes that such a tribunal nould bi
the nearest approach to an Impartial
bench before which the controversi
might be tried that it is possible to se
cure With the representation cvcnli
derided, it would be necessary for one
Mde to convince part of the rerrcsenta
t on of the other side of the justness
of its case
The exclusion of third parties from the
tribunal also would convince the peo-
p'es of both the United States and Great
L'ritain, the President believes, that each
government was certain to receive an ab
solute!-, fair consideration of its case
Also, by confining the membership of the
tiibunal to nationals of the United States
and Great Britain the Interests of the
I United States would be further protected,
Inasmuch as the interests of all the other
maritime nations of the world are op
posed to those or the United States In
".he canal dispute.
Mar Break. Uoiin Objection-.
The President hopes that this feature
of his plan will go far toward breaking
down many of the objections hitherto
made to any proposal to arbitrate the
canal dispute. He feels that the argu
ment that it would be Impossible to se-
rurc an Impartial tribunal would fall
before his proposal for the composition
of the tribunal. This procedure favored
by the President is entirely possible
under """he Hague contention and the
special arbitration treaty between the
United States and Great Hritain. Though
the British-American treaty provides
that the proceedings Bhall be at Tn
Hague, and under the rules of The
Haguo court, it also U provided in The
Hague conventions that the parties to
a dl'pute may select the tribunal to try
their case.
While no attempt is made to minimize
the importance of President Taft'a dec
laration in favor of arbitration of the
Panama Canal tolls dispute with Great
Britain, present Indications in Washing
ton make it doubtful If the matter ever
-will be referred to an arbitral tribunal.
The Senate, without the consent of
which there can be no arbitration. Is the
stumbling block In the path of the fulfill
ment of the President's announced In
tention. Inquiries made among the mem
bers of that body now In this city In
dicate that those openly favoring arbi
tration of the canal dispute are in the
small minority. According to one poll,
only thirteen Senators favor arbitration,
thirty oppose it openly, while eighteen
are unwilling to commit themselves at
this time. This Is a total of only sixty
one Senators, but the division Indicates
pretty clearly the formidable opposition
that will meet any proposal to arblrtate
when all the absentees are In their seats.
Tolls Domestic Question.
Certain it is that more la being beard
from those opposed to arbitration than
from those who favor It The reasons ad-vaneed-ty
those who have declared them
selves against President Taft'a proposal
differ with the various Senators. , The
Continued on Page Four.
Philadelphia, Jan. S. Magistrate Gor
man this morning looked over the usual
array of those who had been drunk Sat
urday night and said: '
"I would advocate the appointment of
a big, husky man to act as official beater-
up for you fellows. I, would tie your
hands, put 5 oil In a padded cell, and turn
the beater loose with Instructions to ham
mer the very daylight out of tou., If that
cioesn t cure you 1 would employ an ice
water man" tojtum an Ice-cold stream
on you until you cried for mercy."
Congress Will Investigate Al
most Everything Under Sun
During Present Week.
Comptroller of Currency Lawrence 0.
Murray to Appear Before
Pnjo Committee.
Beginningtoday the Democratic House
of Representatives will enter upon an
unprecedented era of Investigations. The
probe will touch everything from the
4 price of canceling machines in the postal
service to the operations of a so-called
Money Trust. In acconlane with an or
A der entered some da) s ago, the Committee
On Wajs and Means will begin bearings
to-morrow on the subject of the tariff.
These hearings will be continued off and
on until January 51. when the committee
will get down to the work of preparing
the re-vision bills that will be onercd in
the special session.
The Pujo Money Trust Committee will
resume business at the old stand to-day.
Lawrence O. Murr.i. Comptroller of the
Currency, probably will be the star wit
ness. To-morrow the Committee on Merchant
Marine and Fisheries will get bus. It
will on that day begin public hearings
into the case of the Shipping Trust.
These hearings probabl) will continue
until the end of the current session.
The Banking and Currency subcommit
tee charged with the duty or recom
mending changes in the banking and cur
rency laws will also begin. its hearings
to-morrow. This subcommittee will make
Its report at the special session.
It Is altogether likely that the com
mittee on the Judiciary will begin this
week the hearing of witnesses incident
to the inquiry that has been ordered with
a view to determining what changes, if
ans, should be made In the anti-trust
laws At present members of the com
mittee are tied up as prosecutors In the
Archcald "trial now preceding In the
Senate Committeemen express the hope
that they will be relieved of the Senate
assignment this week. They believe that
the trial will come to an end by Friday
or Satunla). They will then begin the
anti-trust investigations
An inquiry designed to ascertain the
truth of charges that favoritism has
been shown in the depositing of public
moneis In national banks will be begun
this week. This task has been assigned
to the Committee on Kxpendltures In the
Treasurv Department
The Committee on Expenditures In the
Fot-offlce Department will resume its in
v estimations Into the accounts of The pos
tal service.
Aside from the House committees the
Senate will also resume one investiga
tion that has been under way for a long
time. Tills Is the Inquiry that the Clapp
Committee has been making into the
source of campaign contributions.
Men of Cruiser Natal to Spend
Three Day Sight-seeing
in Capital
Lieut Commander Bricker Detailed to
Act as Escort to Visitors
While Here. v
Upon the invitation of Secretary or the
Navy Meyer, the commander and three
officers of the British cruiser Natal,
which brought the body of the late Am
bassador Reid to the United States will
arrive here this morning for a three-
day -visit. The invitation was extended
the British officers by Secretary
Meier in appreciation of the courtesy of
the British government In sending the
body of Ambassador Reid to the United
States on a warship.
The officers will arrive this morning
from New lork in the company of Lieut.
Commander Sipher. executive officer of
the battleship Florida. The Florida was
one of the American ships to go out and
convoy the Natal Into New York Harbor.
The British party will consist of Capt.
C Grcatorcx. Engineer Commander S. J.
Sutton, Lieut. Ralph Eliot, and Assist
on t Paymaster C F. King.
t-olio wing breakfast at the New Wll
lard. the party will make a formal call
up Secretary Meyer at the Navy Depart
ment at 11130 o'clock. They will be at
tended on this call,' and upon all other
visits, by Lieut. Commander Bricker,
who has been detailed to care for the
British officers. A call upon- Ambassador
Br ce probably will follow the call upon
Mr. Meier.
After lunch the party wiU.take a sight
seeing trip about Washington. In the
evening, the visitors win attend a recep
tion to be given by Secretary and Mrs.
Meyer at their home and win later go
to tne annual charity Hau,
The programme of entertainment for
to-morrow and Wednesday will be left
lu abeyanceuntil the officers have ar
rived and their preferences can be as
certained. They will be received at the"
White House during their stay.
Some MBnrr-aSTSJtOOJBoa.
Estimated cost of Panama Canal com-
pietea. ftow most interesting- and in
structive. Best reached by Southern Kali
way, through New Orleans and Key
West. Consult Airentx. 70S 12th K 1
9 F EL. nw.
Anthony Hunt, of Chicago,
Believes He Is to Be
- Named Ambassador
MacVeagh's Priraie Secretary Hat
Member of Wealthy Family
Placed in HotpitaL
Because he received a '"spirit message"
In a dream that he was to be appointed
Ambassador to Great Britain. Anthony
Hunt, a prominent Chicago clubman and
member of a wealthy family of the
Windy City, yesterday went to the White
jiouso to taiK with Mr. rait, vvnen ne
told the object of his visit to the at'
tendams, ho was arrested on suspicion
of Insanity and taken to the Sixth pre
cinct station. At the station he got into
communication with Francis W. Taj lor.
private secretary to Secretary of the
Treasury MacVeagh, who obtained his
release and had him taken to Washing
ton Asylum Hospital.
Mr. Hunt, who is! about thirty years
old and well educated. Is reputed to be
socially prominent In Chicago. He stated
that he Ilv ed In Winnetka, n fashionable
suburb of the Windy City. He arrived In
Washington Saturday afternoon and met
Mr. Taj lor. whom he knew in Chicago,
In the lobby of the New Wlllard, where
he was stepping.
"unVr-I .Sudden Attack.
During his com creation "with Mr Tai
lor, Hunt suffered a sudden attack of
dizziness, and Dr. Tom A. "Williams was
called to attend blm. He was taken to
Garfield Hospital, where. It is said, dur
ing tho night he had the dream that
caused his visit to the White House.
Mr. Hunt had been in New York before
coming to Washington, and had attended
the funeral of Whltelavv Reid, late Am
bassador to Great Britain. It Is believed
that tnls led to the dream which caused
his visit to the White House.
Hunt was allowed to take a walk In
charge of a nurse esterday morning,
and while in Rock Creek Park eluded
the attendant and made his way down
town to the Executive Mansion. When
he asked to see President Taft. he was
told that it would be Impossible to see
the Executive unless be had an appoint
ment. He stated that he liad an ap
olntment. and showed his card
The appointment, he said, was In re
gard to his nomination as Ambassador
to Great Britain, which, according to a
dream he had had the night before, he
was to receive The police, having pre
viously been advised of Hunt's disap
pearance from the hopitaL were keep
ing a lookout for him and took him into
Mr. Hunt is a landscape gardener, and
recently has devoted much time to cer
tain scientific studies. His hard mental
work. It Is thought, has produced a tem
porary mentar affliction.
linn Mental llrenkdonn.
Dr Williams stated last n'ght that It
is his belief that Mr. Hunt Is suffering a
temporary mental breakdown He has
not made an examination, he said, and
so was unable to state the exact char
acter of his patient's illness.
EfTorts last night to have Mr. Hunt
removed to a private sanatorium were
unavailing. Physicians at Washington
Asylum Hospital refused to allow the
patient to be removed until they had
had an opportunity to observe him. It
is expected that lie will be placed In
care of Dr. Williams to-day for exami
nation Mr. Talor and Dr. Williams got into
communication with relatives of Mr.
Hunt In Chicago last n ght, and advised
them that it was unnecessary to come
here to take charge of him at this time.
They also talked over the long-distance
phone with Dr. Hamll, Mr. Hunts phy
sldan In Chicago. Dr. Williams was au
thorized to take charge of the patient
Ten Thousand People Fight to Get
Into Hippodrome Sentiment:
FaTors Strike.
New York. Jan. 5. Scenes of wild ex
citement attended the efforts of 10,000
persons, about two-thirds of whom
were women and girls, to obtain en
trance to the Hippodrome this after
noon to attend the mass meeting of the
dress and shirt waist workers who were
assembling to discuss the pending strike
In that Industry. Before order could
be restored the doors of the Hippodrome
were minus several panes of glass and
one of the doors was carried off its
"hinges. Many persons were bruised and
hurt, while others had parts of their
clothing torn off. Although the meeting
was advertised to begin at 1.30 in the
afternoon, the streets in the vicinity of
the Hippodrome were crowded with people
anxious to gain admittance as early as
10 o'clock. It was after the house had
been packed from pit to dome that the
crush occurred at the doors, which the
police had closed. An overflow'meeting
wras held In anoar-byhall to accommodate.
those who could not hear the Hippodrome
The sentiment of both gatherings was
largely In favor of a strike. The ballots
will be taken this week.
The garment workers who are .now on
strike decided to-night to sendTUt 10,009
pickets at daylight to-morrow to do duty
at every one of the 4.000 factories in the
city. Indications at meetings to-day of
the smaller clothing manufacterers point
to their granting a 10 per cent Increase
in wages. At one of these meetings a
speaker pointed out that at the present
time the cost of labor to a $7 pair of
trousers is 40 cents. Under the demands
of the union It will be SS cents, an In
crease of more than 100 per cent.-
Rev. Milton S. I.ltt!eford, of Brook
lyn, Addresses Institute.
The Congregational Sunday "School In
stitute of the District of Columbia, held
tt first annual meeting at Mount Pleas
ant Congregational Church last night.
Jtev. Milton S. Uttleford. or Brooklyn.
N. Y., discussed "'Educational Evangel
Ism." The institute will continue Its
meetings until Tuesday. This evening
Mr. Llttleford will speak on "The Func
tion, of the Teacher," and cm Tuesday
evening; upon "The 'Boy and. T3is Bible."
it. a. x.
Sj&iil to Th Wtihlucton Benld.
Spokane, Wash.; Jan. 5. Just- at 'Now
Tear's tunc, the most popular season for
the national winter holiday beverage,
Tom and Jerry have disappeared from
Spokane. Citizens generally, preachers
Included, have been asked to keep a
sharp lookout for them.
Tom and Jerry are white bull pups of
more or less distinguished ancestry, be
longing to D. C. McClelland. They trace
their tree back- ten years, when their
fbrcbears won prizes at Madison Square
Garden: Mr. McClelland, in reporting
Tom's and Jerry's disappearance to the
police, had this clause inscribed 011 the
official blotter:
"Jerry probably led Tom astray, but
he may come back; while Tom would
get lost."
Back of this la a talo of the famllj's
black sheep, which Is Jerry. Jerry is
the older of the canine brothers, and la
an old offender. Now his reputation is
entirely smirched because he inveigled
Tom Into departing from the path of
J. Allen Heany, of Washing
ton, and W. M. Hopkins of
Baltimore, Are Victims.
Arrests Create Excitement in Village
Because of Notoriety Given
Other Cases.
Two motorists, J. Allen Heany, a con
sulting engineer of Washington, and Will
iam M. Hopkins, of Baltimore, fill Into
the hands of the lijattuvlllc auto trait-I
pera Jester Jay and left tho usual lev of
113 each. Both will fight the court's
Mr. Heany last night declared that he
would protest against the penalty Im
posed upon him, and it Is expected that
to-day he will confer with other auto
moblllsts of the District who have suf
rere at the hands of the Hiattsvllle con
stabulary Mr. Heani was going from the bridge
near Hyattsvlllo to the house occupied
by the Justice of the peace when he was
arrested, about 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon, he said Ills family was with him.
He was angry over his arrest and punish
ment, and salt! that he would get In
touch with other District men to-day
and flsh the methods from which he'
Hxritment lu lllnse.
"If there Is nob"dy to help me, 1 11 go
It alone," .Mr Heany declared
The arrests made yesterday created
much excitement In the village because
of the notoriety given the arrest of other
motorists, and many residents of the
village gathered around the terminus of
the "speed trap" to be In at tho "death."
Mr. Heany was accused of going at
twenty-two miles, an hour when Con
stable Thomas H. Garrison, with a stop
watch In his hand, tinned him. Town
Bailiff Charles Bell made the arrests.
Mr. Hopkins was accused of going at
twtnty miles an hour. Both motorists
asserted that they were not traveling
at such high speeds as were alleged
by the officer .
Both motorists said the arrests were
vicious holdups but Justice of the Peace
O O. Wiseman assessed the fines and told
the defendants they could appear later
and thrash it out. Mr. Hopkins will ap
pear with his attorney next Saturday
It is not known when Mr. Heany will
Walter Hopkins, of Baltimore, brother
of William M. Hopkins, who was ar
rested, testified that he was traveling
at the same rate of speed as his brother.
Immediately behind whose car his own
was driven. But Constable Garrison said
he had not timed Walter Hopkins' car
and had no evidence against him. There
fore Walter Hopkins, it was explained,
was not arrested.
No arrests were made at Hiattsvllle
lesterday for failure to show 1911 li
Leaders of the campaign which Dis
trict motorists are making against the.
Maryland automobile laws last night re
Iterated their advice against purchase
of Maryland licenses for 1913 now. They
declare that there will be changes in
the Maryland regulations beneficial to tho
District motorists.
An order from the District Commission
ers that Is expected,-to be very effective
In a settlement of the unrcclprocal dif
ferences between the District and Mary
land on automobile) laws probably will
be promulgated this week. Its provisions
are not known, but the Commissioners
are said to have recognized claims of
automoblllsts of the District that the
laws and officials of Maryland are work
ing a gross injustice upon them.
While the order expected from-the Com
missioners will not o In any sense dis
criminatory. It Is stated. It yet will con
tain sections which! will serve to draw
the attention of the Maryland public and
authorities to the partiality and unfair
ness of their own Jaws. ,
Washington motorists said" last night
that they expected to hold a. mass meet
ing within a short time for the' purpose
of taking action contemplating a tcrmlna-
tion of the present conditions created
by the Maryland automobile laws. At
the mass meeting. It is planned resolu
tions condemning, the Maryland auto
laws and the way they are administered
will be adopted for transmission to of
ficials and citizens of the State.
There is a general -Tiellef among the
automobile owners .here that If the peo
ple of Maryland are informed what their
laws and officials are doing, they will
readily lend their influence to the move
ment tor the relief of the residents of the
District who use the Maryland roads.
Amerllo OS Snmls.
New York, Jan. C After three barge
loads of her heavy freight had been re
moved, the steamship Am'erlka, of the
Hamburg-American . Line, which went
aground In the channel yesterday morn
ing, was pulled oft at high water this
morning by several tugs, assisted by her
own powerful engines. The Amcrika,
with a passenger list of 800 ana a crew
of. 300. proceeded on her -way Jo Bremen
at 1220 p. m, after having reloaded the
lightered cargo. The vessel was not
oamared in any war.
Suffragists' Formal Request
to Hold Parade March 3"'
Will Be Made To-day.
Miss Alice PanI Confident Maj. Syl-
Tester Will Take Quite a
Different View.
"There will be no militancy.
"The pageant will be dignified
and beautiful.
"It will cause no disturbance.
"It will give no cause for at
tacks and Insults.
"We firmly believe the Amer
ican men among the spectators
will be adequate police protec
tion. "Pennsylvania Avenue Is the
only fit place to hold our pa
geant." From letter of Mrs Helen II.
Gardner to Maj Silvester.
t'ndauntcd by the "Nat" from Maj
Itlrhard Silvester that Pennsylvania
Avenue will not be available for march
ing purposes on Manli Z because of the
crowds, tho suffragist leaders are pro
ceeding merrily with their plans for a
pageant unique In history, and to-day
Miss Alice Paul, chairman of the ar
rangements committee, will present a
petition for the use of the Avenue, to
gether with a carefully prepared cxpla
natlcn of their plans, to the Superinten
dent of Police. A copy of this formal
lequest also will be sent to the Board of.
Maj Silvester expressed his fjll sim
pathy with their plans last night, and
said he would do all In his power, con
sistent with his duty to the public, to
help them. He stated, however, that. In
his opinion. Sixteenth Street would be
the more advisable route for the women
to choose.
Commissioner Cuno JI Iludolph re
fused to say what action he would fa
vor. If the matter Is laid before the
board. He said that he had formed no
opinion, but when the matter came up
It would be given "serious considera
tion." AvTIt Drflultr DeeUlon.
Meanwhile the women are anxiously
awaiting a definite decision. The mag
nitude of their project, its serious im
port to them. Its national scope, its elab
orate beauty, and the amount of effort it
will cost them, they say, make It only
deserving that the same privileges be
granted Jhem as have so often been
granted to bodies of men
Strong sentiment stands back of the
women In their request. Leading busi
ness men of Washington believe that It
should be acceded to. and many of the
leading representatives of local citizens'
associations, who hae been following the
matter, aro emphatic In their expres
sions of support
D A Kdwards. president of the Fed
oration of Citizens' Associations, and
president of the Lincoln Park Assort
atlon. said last night:
"I can see no gcod reason why the
privilege of using the "Avenue of Pa
rades' should be denied the womn of
our nation I fully agree with them
that tlilii thoroughfare Is tho only choice
for holding their great pageant. I do not
think that the citizens of Washington
will want to see the women of their
country discriminated against in the Cap
ital City."
llxpreiM Their Approval.
John G. McGrath. president of the
Park View- Citizens' Association: O. vv
Evans, president of the West End CitI
zens Association, and Brlstow Adams,
president of the Rhode Island Avenue
citizens' Association, also expressed
themselves strongly In favor of granting
the suffrage workers request.
Among others who have manifested
their Interest in the success or tne wom
an's nlana are Dr. Belva Lockwoou. .Mrs.
Ellen Spencer Mussey. Isaac Gans. In
fluential In official mercantile circles:
Joseph Strasburger, president of tho Re
tall Merchants' Association, and James
F. Oyster, president of the Chamber of
Mrs. Helen H. Gardener sent a letter
to Commissioner Rudolph yesterday,
carefully outlining the national suffrage
workers' request. This letter reaas,
"There seems to be some misappre
hension In the mind of Maj. Sylvester
(whom we In no way wish to embarrass
or antagonize, and whose position we
wish to respect In all regards). We think
we understand his point ot view and his
earnest desire that we are made safe
and properly protected. We also think
that there are several points of vle
which ho has .not yet taken account of.
and which we nope will, when presented
to him properly, enable him to change
his mind, and feft that he can with pro
priety and safety grant our requests."
Will Be o "Wllllnncr."
Mrs. Gardener further explains that
there will be "nothing in the pageant to
call out antagonism," that there will be
no "militancy," and no cause for disor
der ot any kind. She says that she does
net feel police protection will be needed
for the purpofe- of protecting women
from American men, no matter how
many of her countrymen decided to see
the pageant.
"Surely, Mr. Commissioner," the letter
continues. "Washington will not want to
ask these women to take a side. street (a
fashionable one. difficult or access to
strangers) for this beautiful, patriotic
dignified demonstration?"
Mrs. Gardener concludes iter letter by
asking whether the national women suf
frage workers shall send out their thou
sands of Invitations to their sympathizers
all over the country to come and witness
their supreme demonstration, or -Vhether
these Invitations must remain unmalled.
In the anticipation that the Justice of
their request will be appreciated, the
women are pushing the work of organi
zation forward. They believe that they
will receive the indorsement ot nearly
every civic body in Washington, and in
this belief are pressing forward with
their plans.
Senator La Follette, -Senator and "Mrs.
Warren of Wyoming, and Senator and
Mrs. Townsend of Michigan were an
nounced as newly chosen members on
the advisory committee yesterday.
Believe Bmploye of Plttabarar Hotel
Can Shed J.laht on Widow's Uemth.
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. E. Tho Burns De
tective Agency Is conducting a nation
wide search for a young man known as
valter, who was one of the bellboys
at the Fort Tltt Hotel here. He is
wanted in connection with the sudden
death of Mrs: Nellie De Barnett Shepard.
wealthy young widow, who wras burled
Friday. There Is an Intimation that
"Walter" drugged Mrs. Shepard. 8he
was a victim of pneumonia and died fol
lowing an Illness of three days.
The hotel employe, who is described as
big and handsome. is supposed
know what became of nearly S3.000 worth
of Jewels the young twldow had with
her when she left home. These disap
peared, and it is alleged "Walter" dis.
appeared simultaneously.
Mrs. Shepurd. who was a daughter of
the late William C Duncan, jal uien
Osborne, fashionable Sewlckly Valley
suburb, frequently was a guest at the
Fort Pitt Hotel.
Ofl Magnate Arrives in Key
West on Special Train.
Leaves on Yacht .
Refuses to Discuss the Probability of
Appearing Here on
January 13.
Key West, Fla-, Jan. 5. William Rock
efeller, who is wanted to testify before
the Pujo committee In Washington, and
who has accepted service on a subpoena
through his attorney. Is to-night well o
his way to Honduras. He arrived in Key
West yesterday In a special train, and
soon after was aboard an unidentified
When the train arrived an aged, grai
halred man. looking very feeble, was
helped out of a parlor car He wras at
tended by a physician, who declined to
disclose his identity. He asked the cor
respondents to b- very brief In their
questioning of the patient, whom, he
said, was Aery lit
"Yes, I am Mr. Rockefeller." he said.
When he was asked where he was going
he replied In a faint voice that he was
not on his way to Bermuda or to Cuba.
as had been reported, but was going to
Honduras for his health.
"Are you going to testify In Washing
ton on the 13th or present the excuse
of health?" he was asked.
"I do not wish to say anything about
that." was his reply. .
The jatch. that carried the passenger
out of Key West declined to answer wire'
less calls.
Baroness Von Pallandt Makes
Critical Comment of Fair
Sex of United States.
Misses of Tender Age, She Says, Have
Hair Up and Ape Elders
at Table.
New York. Jan. 3. The Baroness von
Pallandt. of Holland, sailing on the
George Washington for Europe, after a
lslt of some extent In the United States,
took a parting fling at American women
and their daughters. The former she
compared to a Virginia red fox "always
hopping around: running nervously up
and down a room and. unable to sit still
fiv minutes" while as to the young
American girls, there are none, children
being permitted to wear long siurts ana
sit at the tables with their elders and
monopolize the conversation, which the
parents think "very smart."
"The American woman," said the bar
oness. "Is very charming and clever, but
if you sit down and pin her to one sub
ject it doesn't take long to find out that
her knowledge Is supcrflclaL She Is in
telligent, but not Intellectual. I am tak
Ing this Virginia fox borne with me as
symbolical of the American women.
the eyes ot this little fox are alwals
traveling from one subject to another.
and as the animal Is always hopping
nervously around, all over the room, so
It Is with the American woman. She Is
always up and about. She must always
be 'doing something. She cannot
still for five minutes Shn Is altogether
ioo restless. "With all her- charms, she
lacks repose. Woman, you know, was
never .meant to be nt large. She is not
built that wuy, either mentally or phys
ically. The really great accomplishments
have been done by the men?
"Where is the lovely girl of fifteen or
sixteen with short skirts, hair down her
back? Heavens' The girls I have seen
hero have their hair up and n maid In
stead of a nurse. They sit at meals with
the grown-ups and monopolize the con
ersatlon, which father thinks is smart.
It Is all wrong."
Onlr Mrnvv eeUed to Mart Balkan
War Over A train.
London. Jan. E. Peace hangs In the
balance. Although In some quarters opti
mistic views are- taken of the prospects ot
the peace conference, which will be re
sumed to-morrow, the opinion is freely
expressed that only Intervention by the
powers can prevent the Turks and the
allies frpm'nyjn again at each other's
throats. t
Turkey s refusal to accept theBalkan
ultimatum, it Is feared, may almost auto
matically brlnt? ibout the resumption of
hostilities on Kriiay next,aa the bellll
gexents, according to the terms of the
armistice, may resume war- four days
after the failure of the peace conference
to effect a settlent.
Largest HofiiBr Circulation.
Langdon, D. C, Terrified by
Discovery of Expltwives
and Escape of Tots.
William Sinood Notifies Ceatral Ofics
and Policenes Burr Box
in Opea Field.
Discovery of a box containing- enough!
dynamite to destroy a suburb on the frent
lawu of the home cf William Elmond, 911
Fourteenth Street, Langdon, xeaterday
aftemoon sent a thrill ot nervous excite
ment among the little settlement of
suburbanites and furnished the polloo
with a dilemma.
Slmond found four children sons and
daughters of neighbors playing on bis
lawn when he returned from his Sabbath
afternoon walk, and because tne grass
was wet from recent rains and therefore
a menace to the children's health he
stopped to caution them to seek a safer,
and more healthful playground.
In the chubby fist of one of the children;
Slmond noticed a long, black cylinder
that awakened his interest. He took thv
cylinder from the girl and caught his
breath. It was dynamite. There was
no mistaking the ominous, porous cyl
inder. Slmond looked cautiously about.
and found all ot the children had stleksl
of dynamite.
Strvwu AbonC Lawn.
There were sticks of the exploxiv
strewn about the grass and in a sroalli
wooden box near by were other sticks.)
Slmond persuaded the' children to eare.l
fully place the dynamite they were hold
ing on the grass. Then he gently laid;
his stick on the turf. "Now run," hn
shouted to the children, ana the boys aniS
girls fled, more afraid of Simond's ex-4
cltement than anything else.
Slmond gathered the sticks and countasV
twenty of them. He put them In the.,
wooden box and placed It under his frost)
porch. He then boarded a car and rode,
to police headquarters. "I don't mind.
the dinamite so much." said Simond.
"but 1 can't sleep well with It under my
front porch."
Sergt. McCombs and Policemen Van
dershatt and Cooney. of the Ninth Pre
cinct, went to Simond's home.
They found that the wooden box and
the dinamite had been soaked by the
rains. The explosives and bor wero
buried in an open field near the S,lmond
home. Tie A-namite probably wjll b
dug up to-day when the final disposition.
of the sticks will be decided by polic
officials. It l likely the dynamite wilt
be thrown in the river.
The police have not learned who pua
the dynamite on the Simond lawn on
where the explosive came from.
W. W. Wertenbaker Found Slashed?
and Blames It on a Friend
Who Dines.
The police are trying to hit on if mo
tive for the cuttin got William W. Wer
tenbaker. forty-nine jears old. of 111 I
Third Street Northeast, who was found
In his room last night at 10 o'clock
with several minor cuts on his throat
and right hand. He accu-ed Frank
Gayer, twenty-one lears old, of the
same address, of having cut him. Gayer
was not at the house when the ambu
lance carried Wertenbaker to Casualty
Hospital, but about 1.C9 o'clock thl
morning he was arrested by Policeman
Hoderick, of the Ninth Precinct, as he
was returning home He denied any
connection with the cutting
Last night about 10 o clock Desk Sergt.
Hebrew, of the Ninth Precinct, .received
a telephone call from an unknown per
son, who Informed him that & man had
cut himself at. lilt Third Street and
needed attention.
The, ambulance from Casulaty Hos
pital was rushed to the house and Wert
enbaker was taken to the hospital. There
he accused Gayer of having cut him.
it Is said, but would give no reason for
the cutting or tell any of the details. Ho
said he did not wish to prosecute the
case even It Oaj er was taken.
The theory of the police la that Gaier
cut Wertenbaker and running from the
house calleda up No. 9 Precinct nd told
the desk sergeant of the cutting. The,
police have uot b-en able to locate the
Informant and have settled on Gaier
as the possible one.
Gaier lives with his mother. Mrs. Mary
Gaier and his brother, Lawrence Gayer..
Doth Gayer and vertenbaker are said to V,
be cmploied at the Union Station by tho '
Pullman Company.
Patrol Wagon Makes Four
-Trips Between Poolroom
and Police Station. "
Thirty-six men and boys were arrested
in a raid on an alleged Unlicensed pool
room at 1X3 H Street Northeast Ute last
night by police of the Ninth Prectnot.
Capt. DaleyT'Sergt. Davis, and Precinct j
Detective Billy Smith led a squad ofl
bluecoats to the building, and backed the'
patrol "wagon In front of the door. Four
trips "were made to take all the prisoners
to the -police station.
Tbh-tr-flve were released after thelrt
names were taken, and they will be call
ed as witnesses In "Police Court tnfcf
morning against Jay H. Caswell, the al
leged proprietor of the place, who If
charged with running an unlicensed bar
and sooliToom.
The police claim they found a quan
tity of liquor on the premises. A larrn
crow dgathtred around the building dur-
ln ihn raid or the
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