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Fair and much colder today; tomorrow probably cloudy. Temperatures iesterday Max imum, 71 ; minimum, 56. The Herald has the Unrest morning home dreuUtfon, mad prints all the newt of the world, with many exclusive feature. NO. 2358 WASHINGTON. D. 0.. SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1913.-FOURTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. DOWNOFFEROF DIPLOMATIC POST Following Conferences, Na tional Chairman Issues formal Statement WILL PRACTICE LAW No One Suijeited to Take Place Of fered New York At torney. William F. McCombs last night finally declined the appointment as Ambasba dor to France Mr. McCombs assigned as his reason his unwillingness to give us his law practice In New York An important reason is generally beliecd to be .his unwillingness to leae the helm of the Democratic National Com mittee, of which he is the chairman Following two conferences with Presi dent Wilson, and a lengthy consultation with Sein-tarj Tumult. Mr. McCombs last night made public the following statement Toda I communicated to the Presi dent m final decision as to the very great honor ho has done me In tender ing mc the Ambassadorship to France, with assurances of m profound appie ciatlon No public position within his gift would have been more attractive to me personallv In view of its verv great dignity and importance. I have naturally weighed the matter with much care "After reconsidering the tender the name motives as were in my mind before h-ve impelled me to decline. The ac- tptance of the post would involve grtater personal sacrifice than I should make 1 do not feel that I can afford to liave mv lifework. the practice of law. 1 feel compelled to devote mvsclf to m pergonal affairs and at the same time I will lnd anv assistance in mv power that will contribute to the success or the Democratic administration and tlm Democratic parti ' Nil srlrrtlnii rontlili red. No definite information has come from the hltc House as to President W llson a probable selection for the post, now that Mr McCombs finallv has declined the honor It is known that the Piesldent Is much disappointed in Mr. McCombs' de cision, and in view of the strong repre sentations which have been made to his late campaign manager, much surprised If the President has a second choice detl nltelv in mind for the position ho lit not let It be Known I ndoubtedlv another important consid eration in the declination was the finan ial question Mr McCombs. has not, it is understood, anvthing approaching an independent fortune. His brilliant prom ise in the prJctice of the law he natur allv does not wish to jeopardize, and his political activities, followed bv his ill ness last summer, have made :t almost imperative that he devote 1 .s trric, vr-.i largelv to his practice speculation Is general as to the effect of Mr McCombs' decision upon the Wil son political organization Secretarv of the Trcasuiv William G McAdoo. r vl e chairman of th national commi tee. was in active charge of the fortune of the Wilson campaign through the crucial part of the light, owing to Mr McCombs illncs That McCombs did not approve of part, at least, of the course pursued hv McAdoo and that a coolness existed letwen the two men at the conclusion of the campaign, is pretty defimtelv known The largelv urculatcd report that the President hoped to obviate the difhcult bv assigning McCombs to a foreign lost Is not borne out by the facts, how ever President Wilson shortlv jftcr his inauguration announced that he had of fered Mr McCombs a position in his Cabinet, a profer which had been de clined largclj because McCombs feared that his health would not stand the strain which would be imposed upon him bv a position in the new Cabinet. friendly reeling Continue. That Mr McCombs' declination has in anv wa affected the verv warm friendship existing between him and President WiNon Is not considered prob able That this friendship, as well as the President's broad appreciation of Mr McCombs abilities as a political helper, will ciuse the President to welcome from a purelv personal stand point the retention of McCombs in this countrj. is believed by close friends or the Executive Jut how senous the difference be tween McCombs and McAdoo are never has been established, but is there has t-en no open break between them, and as Both men started out worktng along the Continued nn rnge Tito. MORE THAN 100 PERISH IN STORM THAT TEARS THROOGH MANY STATES At Least 75 Dead Definitely Reported. Many Points Not Heard From Will Swell the Total. PHTHISIS REPORT FAILS TO GIVE DIRECT ANSWER Health Service Statement Is Noncommital on Efficacy of Friedmann Cure. ALABAMA HEADS LIST WITH DEATH TOLL OF 60 PEOPLE Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Louisiana Bear Witness to the Destructive Force of Tornado. New York, March 21. More than 100 persons are reported killed and at least 200 injured, sonic mortally, by a storm of tornado intensity. which raged ocr Central, Western, Southern and parts of Eastern States today. Property damage will be counted b millions At lcat sevcnt-fie dead were definitely reported tonight, but points, temporarily cut off from wire communication, were constantly adding to the list. Alabama headed the list of dead with a definite it). More fatali ties wrc reported, but not confirmed. MAJ.V STATES) MU'l'f.R. Two towns, Thomasvillc and Lower Pcachtrcc, were practically wiped out. Two are dead in Indiana, two in Tennessee, two in Ohio, two in New York, one in Michigan, and one in Louisiana. Coming out of the Southwest early today just as spring was inhered in, the storm swept with startling suddenness from Northern Texas to Western Pcnnsj 1 ania SUFFERERS ARE WARNED GREAT CATASTROPHE IMPENDS IN ENGLAND Standard Yard Measure of British Empire Shrink from 23 to 215 Millionth of an Inch. London, March 21 The British stand ard jard ls-gcttlng shorter It was found toda that the lour standard jard meas ures, preserved bj the British govern ment, have shrunk as follows Rova! mint cop, 2Z millionth:) of an Inch. Ro al Societv cop. 49 mlllionths of an inch. Gicenwicn UDservalory copj. 43 mill lonths of an Inch, and Standard s depart ment copj, 215 mlllionths of an Inch The measures were made of bronze so as not to shrink and are kept in a strong room, to which entrance is next to impossible. Whether the miscreants are suffragettes or whether science went astrv In think ing that bronze would not contract, are unsettled question, but the fact remains that the English jard is getting terribly short. and New York, bisecting the Mis sissippi Valley and moving north eastward across the Ohio into the Great Lakes retrior. Wind Reaches Great Velocity. Winds of great violence were accompa nied in various sections by snow, sleet, and hail The storm was easilv- the most destructive of the vear. and has rarely been equaled in extent and damage Buildings toppled before the blow in nearl A dozen States, and death lay all along in Its wake Besides demolishing or unroofing build ings and felling trees, the storm did sen ous damage to earl crops. Estimates of loss bj damage to prop erty of all sorts from Indiana and Michi gan alone total $2,0"'0''00 about evenly divided between the two States Losses ranging from SiS 0"J to jyieno or more are reported from various cities and sec tions. Win- Coniiiiuiiientlnii (at Off. Not in man) vears has there been such prostration of telegraph and tele phone service Chicago was cut Off for hours from the East Onl by devious routes was tonnectlon finallv established. Tonight conditions had improved mate rial!, but It will b several das be fore normal service Is restored Rail road traffic was senouslv delaved in manv districts where wire communica tion was crippled and washouts occurred The wind attained record velocitv at some points Detroit reported fS miles an hour. Toledo. S4. Buffalo. SS. Mem phis. M. and Louisville. 5 Cold weather is trailing the destruc tive bion The storm seems to have spent its force ahd to be taking the accustomed loute out the St Lawrence Valley. Klitbirmeii llarouneri. FORMER GOVERNOR DIES. HH8rS?s8B K t50V vPssnsnr Hsptf MINUTE MEN. Picturesque Continentals, a ma jority being Washingtonians, to repeat their former visit to the Fatherland. KRIEGERBUND. German warriors of the Franco Prussian war will cross the At lantic next August to renew friendship with their comrades of forty years ago. The Washington Herald tells to morrow the purpose of this re union. Off Sandusk six fishermen were i aught bv the storm, and it is feared thev lost their lives The point farthest East hit bj the storir was Duffalo. X. Y. Nineteen fishermen were marooned bv the break up of an Ice floe and life savers worked desperately Irving to,ave them Throughout the Southern States the demoralization of wire communication was so complete that it was impossible to secure even the most meager advices from the ravaged zone At lloxie. Ark. twent houses were blown down and thirtv persons hurt At Poplar Bluff, Ark . many building? were demolished At Senatobla. Miss, houses were blown to pieces and the wreckage carried for miles. Buildings were wrecked at Nashville, Tenn. and Murfrcesboro. Tenn Colli Hair I'ollorr. Storm. The States affected bj the storm were Illonis. Indiana, Ohio, Ken tuck, Tenne. see. Arkansas. Texas, Missouri. Missls- ippi. and Louisiana Reports from Arkansas. North Jllssls ilppi. West Tennessee, and Southeast Kentuck are delajed becaue of almost complete prostration of telegraph and telephone wires entering St. Louis. A cold wave, with freezing weather ex tending as far south as Florida, accom panted the storm A drop to ten. degrees above zero occurred In St. Louis tonight. Lower Peach Tree, Ala. was wiped out by a tornado Friday. Eighteen persons were killed and the property damage will amount to thousands. Business houses and dwellings were leveled Five persons were killed and four in jured when the town of Salone. In the northwestern part of Louisiana si at wiped out by a C clone rrida. lloxle, Ark was almost entirely des troy Thursday night by a tornado. Four were killed and flftj Injured At alnut Ridge. Ark , one person was killed and one hurt. Seven Reported Killed. At Ponlar Bluff. Mo. Ir ws rnnrti seven were killed and 100 Injured. The report ot the number of dean was un confirmed KRAVK . ni.sCK. FORMER GOVERNOR FRANK BLACK DIES Heart Disease Claims New Yorker After Illness of Several Weeks. SIXTY YEARS OLD AT DEATH 5U5 One Xmr raclfle Csut an Other Western Points. Baltimore Jt Ohio. March 14 to Anril 11 Vnll lnr..w i 'mvu fc iiiaci uiuces. Tro, N. Y. March 21 -Frank S Black. formerly Governor of New York, died at his home here tonight of heart disease after several das illness "Sixty acres of stones." to use the ords ehc once used hlmelf to picture his birthplace, describes the farm near IJmjngton, Maine, where the late Trank Sweet Black, former Governor of New lork. was born, March . 1SJ3. On this farm, where he did his share of wrk In helping to maintain the large family, for the were eleven children the boy lived until ho was eleven jears old, securing such training as lie could in a haphazard aj at the district school. The family then moved to the town of Alfred, Maine, where Jacob Black, his father, occupied the count house, an Inn, through virtue of hav Ing been elected to the office of keeper of the Jail Young Black's scant schooling was supplanted at Alfred b training at the academy there In 1S71, when eighteen jears old. and with SCO In his pocket, earned by teach ing school, he entered Dartmouth Col lege. He was graduated In 1S73. A period ot peddling chromos Immedi ately followed. By chance acquaintance ship with the owner of the paper, he be came editor of the Johnstown (N. Y.) Journal. After leaving the paper, vounc Black started for Boston to try his fortunes there, but at Tro, N. Y he halted. While doing newspaper work there he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1K79, and hung out his shingle soon after ward. From Six Montis to Two Years May Elapse Before Result is Known. The first statement of the Public Health Service In regard to the Frkedraann "cure" for tuberculosis was Issued last night, nnd with the. exception of a warn ing to sufferers against traveling long dlitances In the hope of receiving treat ment. It Is a bare recitation of the facts up to date without comment of any kind on the results of the tests, or the worth of the remedy. The warning against persons coming to appeal for treatment is given because, according to the statement, those select ed for demonstration purposes constitute onl a small proportion of the appli cants. The statement Is absolutel Impersonal and noncommittal. , Not a word Is said of the nature of the "cure ' or of Its probable results. The condition of pa tlenls already treated; the result of ex perlments, the re'ult of bacteriological tests, the result of Dr. Frledmann's New lork clinics, whether the remedy Is effl caclous and whether eventually the remedy will be recommended or con demned are matters on which the state' ment retains a discrete silence Thev are not touched on and It Is probable the will not b mentioned public! by the Health Service for some time to come In fart the statement goes to some pairs to explain that whatever opinions ma have been stated in the newspapers as coming from the doctors constituting the governmental board that Is now in vestigating the "cure" have been manu factured from the Wiole cloth, clinching the matters by saving 'these officers have expressed no opinion and will not be In position to do so until the work has ndvanced sufficiently far to warrant some conclusion In regard to Dr. Frled mann's treatment. Matenient la Issned. The statement reads. "On March S. the Sccretar of the Treas- ur. on the recommendation of the Sur geon General of the Public Health Serv ice, iau.-cd a board of medical officers to be detailed to make a thorough invest! gallon of Dr. Frledmann's alleged cure for tuberculosis These officers proceeded immediately to New York and arranged with Dr. Frledminn for demonstrations of his rem edv unon persona suffericz- from tubercii- . r. e .ionttl lon art . n larried on In eeitaln New lork hospitals through the courtesy of their rcspcctl authorities, and win be continued until sufficient information ha been obtained for the forming of an opinion as to the merits of the treatment. "Dr. Friedmann has submitted to the hoard a culture of the bacteria which he states are ucd in his method of treat ment In addition to the observation of persons under treatment b Dr. Fried mann. the board of officers will make ex periments to ascertain whether this cul ture Is. as Dr Friedmann claims, harm less to warm-blooded animals. ' Considerable time will neccs-arll be required to carry out these investigations. The work will be carried out as rapidly as possible. "In the meantime, the public Is In formed of the Inadvlsabillt, in the great majorlt of cases, of traveling long dis tances In the hope of receiving treat ment, as those selected for demonstration purposes constitute only a small propor tion of applicants. "Certain statements purporting to ba expressions of the opinion of the board of officers of the Public Health Service earning on the investigation have ap peared In newspapers. These officers have expressed no opinion and will not be in position to do so until the work has advanced sufficiently far to warrant some conclusion in regard to Dr. Friedmann s treatment ' xv hen the government will he read to express Its omclal opinion on the remed is not known, but it is sate to say tnai no statement win ne tonncoming witmn six months. The officers of the Health facrvlce, when pressed for a definite time, morel shake their heads and say that the investigations will take a long, long time to complete, and that nothing can be said until they are through borne authorities have placed two ears hence as the earliest possible date. Work Will Continue. In the meantime, tno worK o iriedmann Is being caretuuy watcnea. and the officers In the hygienic labora tory are developing the cultures of the vaccine given the government by Dr. Friedmann Tha work is progressing well here, and even some tests of the new cultures nave Dten made, Dut mere has not been time yet for any definite hanges In the specimens to be noted. The files of the Public Health Service there dally are receiving many pltirul ap peals from sufferers They arc anxious to assume any risks and take all chances that may go with the treatment with the untested remedy, and many sufferers send pictures of them selves In the hope of reaching the sym pathies of the doctors it is stated gei'arally that the material which the German doctor uses In his treatment Is a serum lhl. tne doctors explain, is erroneous, it is a vaccine, according to Dr. Kriedmann, taken di rectly from the lung of a turtle that sur- rered with tuberculosis. Tne vaccine is alive, and is claimed to be nonvirulent, or, in other words, incapable or pro ducing the disease In a human being was brought to Washington In small test tubes containing glycerin agar, a mate' rial on which germs feed. PROMINENT WOMAN Who Will Confer With Illinois Vice Commission This Afternoon iHBJiijPPBHB flVBnl: ' HHIIIIIHsIl r c-f "11$,.' Cfl Ssla' , "" fW- ,4 ISfe" I KlalalalalalalalalalalalalalaV' "JW 11il' J 7 , LttWWihJmi'M.,M z-. H iK" - J - ; - .Mfwj Mr. W llllam E. And re it., president of the District wiimrn Clubs. VICE IN CAPITAL TO BE EXPOSED BEFOREPROBERS Clergyman, Who Has Made Secret Investigation, to Give Report HEARING THIS AFTERNOON DIVORCEE KIDNAPS HER YOUNG DAUGHTER Mrs. Nnckels, Once Wife of Millionaire Sportsman, Steals Child froa Institution. FATHER TAKES UP THE TRAIL Atlantic Cltv, N. J. March ZlV,'. Preston Nuckcls, wealthy race track man and plunger, announced to-dav that his wife, who was recently divorced from him had kidnapped his oungcst child. Muriel, fo-ir vears old. known affectlon atel) as Tiddlc-Dee-Winks." I'nder the arrangement reported the lawjers and the vice chancellor at the time the divorce decision was given ad verse to Mrs. Nuckels. the two children. Muriel and Preston, were placed In a Catholic institutlbn at Merlon, Pa. Mrs. Nuckels was granted the right to see the children at stated Intervals. On Saturday Mrs Nuckcls obtained en tr to the convent to visit her children. She had clasped "Tlddle-Dee-Winks " in her arms, and before the sisters could in terfere the spr ung matron had sealed the convent wall with the little girl Half a block ana) the long gray rac ing car was awaiting and a oung so eicty man. who was reported as being verj" attentive to Mrs. Nuckcls, was at the wheel The woman leaped Into the machine and while the alarm was being given from the vonvent the driver threw on the high speed clutch and the machine was lost In a cloud of dust down the Merion pike Detectives have been unable to get any trace of the fugitives. The millionaire father Is frantic with anxiety and ex presses the fear that he may never see the child again Nuckels declares he will spend his mil lions to recover "Tlddle-Dee-Winks." but the lawyers are not at all confident that she can be recovered HOLD UP AHEMPTED IN CROWDED STREET Thais Try to Beat Up Man at En trance to Apartments. BOTH MEN rlAKE ESCAPE Tne Short l.lne In Cklragn. ' Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Four throusrh trains at citnvontent hours from Union Station, in a. m. . ana 5'3i p. m. ami 12 night. Tick ofilcea. ISth St. and N. Y. Ave. 61 and Union Station. Col. Theodore Roosevelt. The life and career of the greatest living American as told by him self will be published every day in The Washington Herald beginning March 30. These chapters will be published by special arrangement with the Outlook, of which Theodore ftiosevelt is the contributing editor. BONNETS ARE IN DANGER EASTER STORM IS THREATENED WEATHER MAN GROUCHY It looked from where the Weather Bureau sat last night as If milady would do well to lay her Easter finery away in a nice, dry place on the top shelf Sunday morning, for, as far as the weather scera could say, Connecticut Avenue stands but a poor show of being nice and dr. The Weather Bureau did not come right out and say that the Easter protn enaders would get wet. but It hinted all around It The bureau has a story of a moist unpleasantness In the form of a big storm that Is coming from the West, and the specific forecast for Sunday was "increasing cloudiness" If the cloudiness of yesterday afternoon that brought one of the hardest rainstorms in some time stands tor anything, an Increase In cloudiness would mean something unusual In deluges. But if the weather phophets predict bad weather, the prophets of human na ture predict that milady and her escort will pay no attention to the pessimlstlo warning, and will sally out In their very newest and gaudiest bib and tucker. A bold hold-up waa attempted last night about S 15 o'clock In the heart of the downtown section of the cit. while the streets were still crowded with pedes trians Two white men grabbed John Jaletls. thirtv-nlnc years old. living at 1(W7 Seventh Street Northwest, a waiter in the lunch room at Ninth Street and New Tork Avenue, as he was entering the basement of the Mount Vernon Apartment House. 0M New York Avenue Northw est. One of the men struefca vicious blow at Jaletls' head with a utack Jack, but misse) his aim Jaletls grappled with his two assailants and succeeded In wresting the black jack lrom one of the men He used It and beat his two assailants off number of passers-bv. being attracted by the scuffling In the sreaway. stopped The two assailants broke away and ran down New York Avenue and escaped tver effort of the police of the First precinct to apprehend them failed Jalet described his assailants to the police, and stated that he would be able to identlfv them He described one of them as being about tvvent jears old. five feet six Inches tall, weighing about 14" pound: wearing dark clothes, toop shoulders and has wound on left hand The other was described to the police as being about twent years old. five feet six Inches tall, weighing about l?o pounds and wearing a blue suit. DEATH CRIES OF FRIENDS DRIVE GIRL INSANE SYLVIA PANKHURST FEEED. Milltniil Srlrimrtte's llancer Strike ucceaafnl. London. March !1 Sylvia Pankhurst. by means of her hunger strike, won her release from Holloway prison today, the authorities having decided that further Imprisonment would endanger her life. Hiss Pankhurst was sentenced on Feb ruary Is to two months Imprisonment on the charge of breaking windows in the East End of London. When placed in prison Miss Pankhurst Immediately started her hunger strike, and persisted in It. though the Btithorith-e adopted tha method of feeding her through a tube. 1.33 nnltlmure aad Return. Baltimore and Ohio Every Saturday ahd Sundav. Good to return until 3 a. m train Monday. All trains both wa. Including Royal Lim ited. ' Miss Myrtle Freeman a Raving Maniac When Pulled from Beneath Wrecked Auto. Seneca Falls. N. Y.. March 3 While the death cries of two of her companions rang In her ears. Miss" Myrtle Freeman. a participant in a fatal Joy ride early today became a raving maniac The car In which Miss Freeman and three com panions were riding, plunged over an embankment, five miles west of here. and overturned in a shallow stream of water. Raymond Haist. the chauffeur, was mortally crushed and died within a short time. Miss Lottie Voorhecs, aged twenty. companion of the Freeman girl, was wedged in such a way that her head was under water, and she was drowned. John O'Connor, another member of the party, wno, witn Miss rreeman, was pinned under the automobile, saved the girl's life by holding her head above water until aid arrived an hour later. O'Connor said that Miss Freeman be came first hsterical and then demented, because she could not shut from her ears the groans of her dying companions. Society Matrons and Cric Workers ts Confer with Illinois State Commission. Vice conditions In Washington ars Ing to be raked over the coals thte aft ernoon by society women and dTic work ers before the Illinois antl-vlee commis sion, which will hold a hearing in the New Wlllard. In addition to local people. Rev. J. T. Upehurch. of Dallas. Tex., who has made an extensive investigation of condition! In the Capital, will tell the Illinois sa lons what he has found cmt. Mr. Up church has conducted hla Investigations quietly, dressing In citizens' clothes, and keeping his presence in the city unknown except to several organizations with which he was working In concert. HI testimony will be especially directed at certain hotels and cafes. Inauguration day, lie said, was the worst he had seen anywhere in the country. Lieut. Gov. Barret O'Hare, of Illinois, accompanied by the four State Senators, who. with himself, make up the com mission, arrived In Washington at 3 o'clock last night from Harrlsburg. Pa., where they held a conference yesterday with Gov Tcner of Pennsj Ivanla. Gov. Tenen stated that he would send a mes sage to the Keystone Legislature within a few das looking toward the estab lishment of a similar commission In his State. Members of Trv. The members of the party are Lieut. Gov. O Hare. Senators Neils Juul. Ed mund BealU D C. Woodward, and F. Jeff Tossey. Sergeant-at-Arms T. B. Scouten, Thomas O'NcllL the official stenographer, and M. Blair Coan. chief Investigator, who arrived Wedneadaj. The commission will be granted an In terview by President Wilson at 1131 o'clock thts morning. It Is the object of the Investigators in coming to Wash 'ngton to urge upon the President the calling of a national conference of .h-anti-vlce commissions of the various States in Washington early next fair, so that the organizations may- get together and carry on a nation-wide fight for a national minimum wage law. Eight dollars per week Is the fVgure set by the Illinois probers as a. result of their findings as the smallest wage at which a working girl can live without recourse to vice. It is atsd the Intention of the Illinois investigators to urge the adoption of, a Federal m'e.imum wage law? This la necessary, tt l pointed oat. owin to the fact "la iiianvuVittircrs in the various States nold that the enact ment of such & law in any one State would place the manufacturers In that State at a disadvantage from manufac turers In other States where no such law was In effect and would drive the factories from the State In which It was effectlv e. The committee will hold Its hearing" on local conditions at :.30 o'clock this afternoon in the mezzanine porlar of the New Wlllard. Prominent society women and civje workers will testify. Each witness has been limited to five minutes on the stand. Tha society women were Invited to give their views by Mr. Coan. the chief investi gator. He wrote letters to a number of prominent matrons, and with exceptions all took advantage of tne opportunity. oeletr women to Mtend. Those who have promised to attend the hearing are Mrs, W. Murray Crane. ife of the former Senator from Mas sachusetts: Mrs Edson Bradley. Mrs. Hennen Jennings. Miss Katherinc Jen nings, Mrs. Christian Hemmick, Mrs. unt Slater, and Mme E. Havenlth. ife of the Belgian Minister. Senora de Rlapo, wife of the Spanish Minister. ho also was Invited to testif. sent a. letter to Lieut. Gov O Hare, regretting that absence from the city would pre vent her attendance. Mie praised the work of the commission, however, and stated that she would do all in her power to aid It. 'My frequent absences from this country," wrote Senora de Riano. "pre vent any extensive knowledge on my part of conditions here, but I believe that the establishment of amusement places for working glrl. conducted un der proper supervision, would go a long wa)s toward reducing the per centage of ce In the big cities." Miss Mabel Boardman. president of the American Red Cross, will tell her views to the commission Mr. Blair Coan. chief investigator, last night obtained the names of about flftv otl-er prominent women, among them Mrs. Huntington Wilson, wife- of the re cently resigned Assistant Secretary of State, and sent Invitations to attend tho hearing. The principal point of the Investigation in Washington wilt he In regard to the shopgirls who come into direct contact with society women across the counters. Continued on Pane Twelve. SCHOOL CHILDREN BURIED UNDER PALLING WALLS Greensburg. Pa , March It Twentv children were Imprisoned here to-day under a falling wall, when a terrific windstorm blew out one side of the Hill View Schoolhouse. near here. Miss Mary Crtsslnger. tne teacher, was seriously Injured, and every child suffered from fright. The children were dug out of the debris by their parents. One child. Alice Chri'tner. aged eisht vears. was missing several hours, hhe was later found In the ruins, but a large blackboard hud protected her from the falling biicks. 2-.0 IMilladelpkla and Itrturn, II.J". Chester nnd return: Si 00 Wil mltigtotYand return. Pennslvania Rail road Sunday excursion. Mart h 20. Spe cial train leaves L'nlon Station. Wash ington. 7:20 a. m.. returning; leaves Broad St. Station. Philadelphia T-IS p. m.. West Phlladelnhla.-7:19 p. m.: Ches ter. 7:35 p. m : Wilmington. X 00 p. m. Tickets good only on Special Train. NO PLACE FOR FAT MEN HOUSE SEATS ARE TOO SMALL SIMS CANNOT SIT DOWN There will have to be specific definition of the width of Representatives or a change In the size of some of the new seats Installed In the House of Repre sentatives. Hereafter statesmen measur ing more than twenty-four Inches from hip Joint to. hip Jolit across the beam will either have to run for the Senate or bring their own chilrs. This fact was brought to the attention of Elliott Woods, Superintendent of the United States Capitol Building, yesterday when Judge Thetus W. Sims, of Tennes see, one of the widest of our public men. tried out the new 'chairs. The Judge came to the Capitol to look over the improved accommodations. He liked the looks of the pretty benches with their green leather backs and arms and their, cane seats. Then he tried one. There was n heave and a creak and then sharp snap. Judge Sims had wedgeda himself In, and the arms of the new seatl aave way. I guess III have to mats & try for the Speakership." remarked the Tennes- seean. "There doesn't seem to be room for me on the floor anv more." SLSJUVS to California. Ma WastlaKttm- Sunset Route, until April 14. Personally conducted tomirt sleeping cars from Washington without change, dally except Sunda. Berth, S3. A. J. Fottoa. 90 F. Os Utb. , . .