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"The Herald ha the largest
morning home tircslatlon," and
prists all the nevw of the world,
with -many exclusive features.
Fair today; tomorrow partly
Temperatures yesterday Max.
imura, 57; minimum, 4a
NO. 2617
Chairman of District Commit
tee Sends Papers to De
partment of Justice.
Much Suffering Caused by Dilatory
Tactics in Handling Proceed"
ings for Project.
Chairman Johnson of the House Dla
tiict Committee, )eterday transmitted
to the Department of Justice a mass of
data in substantiation of his charge that
the condemnation verdict Involving the
acquisition for a public park of nine and
one,-halt squares between the Capitol and
tbe Union Station should not be approv ed
b the President. The data Immediately
was turned over to the assistant attorney
general in charge of the case.
Despite much suffering, resultant on
the long delaj ov er the raying of award,
Chairman Johnson has held matters in
abejance for several months. On No
vember 10, as exclusively reported In The
.Washington Herald of the following day.
President Wilson, because of Mr. John
son's protests, turned the awards back
to the Department of Justice for fur
ther investigation. Instructing the At
torney General to sift tb Johnson
charges to the bottom.
Theji it was discovered that Mr John
son desired time in which to submit
addiUonal data At that time W W.
Spalding, of Kentuck) who has been
emplojed b) the District Committee on a
Si; per diem basis, had been investigat
ing the condemnation proceedings for
some time
Modi snnVrluir Canned.
The department accordingly sat back
to await this additional information,
which finall reached It jesterday in
the form of a big roll of papers It
Is expected that some action will be
-forthcoming In the near future, now
hat Mr. Johnson's case finally is be
fore the department
The awards totai JS.S01 431 7S di
vided between about 1". propert)
owners. Of this amount. 1 TS1.9J7 is
awarded the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road and the Real Estate and Improve
ment Company, of Baltimore, a hold
ing compan for the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad The residue is divided
among small owners, who have suf
fered greatly over the delaj. Many
of the properties are mortgaged heav
11). and their owners now find them
selves unable1 either to renew the
mortgages or to transfer their hold
ings. Several who could 111 afford to lose
their small holdings -nave seen their
equities Slip from their possession be
cause of thi
uncertainty surroundlngOJlnaga-late this afternoon. I
the holdlng-un of payments on the
Vo Statement from Johnson.
Secrecy marks the attitude, both of
"Mr Johnson and the Department of Jus
tice in the matter The District chair
man, according to friends. Is not desir
ous of figuring prominently in the matter
It was given out at one time that the
awards were held up because of a legal
question, which arose over the action of
Congress In appropriating for the entire
amount instead of spreading the acquisi
tion over several jears. If this ques
tion ever was seriously considered, it
was disposed of several weeks ago with
the decision that the action of Congress
was perfectl) legal and proper
Mr Johnson has given out no statement
of the grounds for his objections, but
from friends it is understood that he
scents a. scandal in toe awards made to
tbe Baltimore and Ohio As pointed out
b) The Herald lat month, the Baltimore
and Ohio acquired the property which
stands In Its name and for which the
awards total Jl.tEOTE. long before the
Union Station was planned The Real
Estate and Improvement Company how
ever, acquired its propert, for which the
awards total J708,663, between 1S97 and
10S. In these jears the new Union Sta
tion was projected and completed, and
the acquisition of the rroperty Involved
discussed and virtually determined upon.
Mexican redernl OfHcer Tells of UN
Marvelous Escape.
Mexico City, Dec 4. Col. Barboa
Ghote", a federal officer, faced a rebel
firing squad after the battle at Avllcs
and. with two bullets In his breast, lived
to tell the stor). He reached the capital
toda and told of his almost miraculous
escape. The colonel said that after the
battle he and nineteen other captured of
ficers were blindfolded and backed up
against a stone wall to await execution
hv a flrlnir squad told off by the rvjbel
commander "When the soldiers fired the
nineteen others fell dead. Ghoste fell with
them and was left for dead, but in the
night he revived and managed to mane
his way to Mexico City.
The first meeting: of the House
District Committee has been
called for this morning.
Your committee will he called
upon at this session to pass upon
legislation of vital importance to
the District.
The House District Committee
has been known as a "do-nothing"
committee for several years
This session most of you will
have no other committee assign
ments, your sole committee duty
as national legislators lying with
the District Committee.
John A. Henneasy Nearly Breaks Up
VerttnK of Craft Investigators.
Albanj, N Y., Dec. 4,-John A. Hen
nessy. who almost broke up today's hear
ing of the highway graft inquiry before
Commissioner James W. Osborne, sent a
letter tonight to Gov. Glynn attacking the
Osborne investigation. Hcnnessy writes.
"I ask that you'dlrect Mr. Osborne to
take up the accusations made by the
Warner-Qulnlan Company, to use every
agency of the governor to get at all the
truth In respect to them; to put, at my
disposal every agency so that we may
uncover what Is behind the scenes; to
subpoena all witnesses, bank accounts,
and all other documents desired by me
and to make this a real and not a sham
lav estimation."
L. L. Kellogg, chief counsel for the
Barber Asphalt Company, admitted to
i.lght that In addition to representing his
corporation at the Osborne lnquir), he Is
assisting in tbe defense of Commissioner
Carlisle, who is charged with giving s
practical monopoly of asphalt work on
State hlghwavs to the Barber Company
Todav's session was a stormy one. Mr.
Htnness). besides demanding to know
whether he and Carlisle were on trial,
attacked both "V.-rner and Quintan ana
Rublno, their attorney. He declared the
Inquiry was a farce and only subsided
when Osborne threatened to apply for a
detachment of police or militia to main
tain order.
G. . Ilenrne's Art WarLa Go to
Jlrtropolltnn Mnseoin.
New York. Dec 4. The bulk of the art
works collected by the late George Ar
nold Hearne will go to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. This was learned to
day at the funeral of the late merchant
at St. James Episcopal Church It was
!n learned that the estate will be about
$30,000,000, instead of J15.000000, and that
millions are left to chanty.
Federals Fear Attack by Re
bels and Keep Foreigners -Under
Many Perish in Flight Across Desert.
Americans Threaten Invasion to
Save Countrymen.
Presidio, Tex , Dec, 4. By Telephone
to Marfa. Tex., Dec 4 The Chihuahua
refugees, who arc being escorted to the
border by a remnant of Gen. Mercado's
defeated and fugitive federal arm), can
not possibly reach "Ojinaga, the Mexican
town opposite this point, until Friday,
according to couriers who came to
The couriers say that the command
ers of the federal troops escorting the
refugees fear they will be attacked by
villas rebels and are virtual!) hold
ing the refugees as hostages. The
suffering among the refugees and
among the fugitive soldiers, too. Is
Intense. The) are illy clad, have little
bedding, scanty food, and bad water,
and are in a deplorable condition.
Couriers arriving today confirm the
stor) brought Wednesday night that
a number of the refugees had died of
exposure during the heart-breaking
Journe) across the Mexican De'erf.
Kept Intler Guard.
W hat lends color to the theor) that
the refugees are being held as hostages
is the fact that none of them have been
permitted to leave the caravan to come
to the border without escort, which all
could do If the soldiers were not stand
ing in the n)
The couriers are cmpIo)es of Mexican
cattle ranches and seem to be afraid to
discuss the situation
It is feared that the iaravan may be
taken farther south before being per
mitted to cross Into the United States,
probably to Las Vegas, opposite Del Rio
or to Pledras Negas, opposite Eagle Pass.
If there is not a movement of the refu
gees toward the border tomorrow earl).
Americans gathered here threaten to In
vade Mexican soil for the purpose of res
cuing the re'ugees. though they may
have to fight Mercados army to get
Release of two Americans, W. S Wind
ham, and a companion named Dunn, who
have been held for ransom by revolu
tionists operating near Mazatlan, has
been promised by the revolutionary au
thorities, according to dispatches to the
State Department jesterday. Windham
is superintendent yt the ranch of former
senator tiara, oi uauiornia. mis. action
by the constitutionalists Is the result of
urgent representations made by the
State Department as soon as It was
Justice Gould Ends Old Suit by Grant
ing Mrs. Annie G. Weir Abso
lute Divorce.
Granting an absolute divorce to Mrs.
Annie G Weir from James H. Weir,
Justice Gould yesterday ended divorce
proceedings which had been Instituted
fourteen years ago.
Cruelt) was the original charge, but
the testlmon) taken in the case showed
that the defendant had an "afflnit)."
Justice Gould granted an absolute
divorce to .Florence L. Meyers from
Thomas F. Meyers.
IllJIt lllnmea Political Foes for
Wllkesbarre, Pa Dec 4 The home
of Councilman Alexander BIJIt of
Swo)ersvllIe Borough was wrecked by
an explosion of dynamite early today.
The councilman, his wife and their
children were thrown from their beds,
but none was seriously hurt. vBlJIt, who
Is a Republican, told the police that his
political foes were trying to kill him
because he refused to be "bossed."
fSood Oyster Weather.
Try half peck steamed at Harvey's.
Pystris are very good now. Adv.
Get the Habit
No Other Washington Sunday
The first installment of the
leon One Hundred Years After
Humor articles by the three
John Kendrick Bangs, Ellis Parker u!
And other star features too
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FinnnrA rommiitee Will StfJCl , r! '" In session here. According to
rinance oiiiiuiucc muui.' . .in... h. Trnit K.nt i now
Out Letters Thb
the Campaign for Early 3tijr-
in; of Gifts.
The Community Christmas Tree commit
tee expects that wlthn a couple of das
It will be able to show a good-sized fund
for the celebration. Tbe letters from the
III ance committee, asking the aid of Cap
ital residents in the Christmas project,
will Je sent out this morning, and Judg
ing from the sentiment of the city gen
erally toward the celebration a quick
response Is looked for
"We have been watching the attitude
cf the public and we have no fear as
to tho financial end of the work," sa'd
George W. White, Uiairman of the
finance committee, last night. "The let
ters are now all prepared for the mall
and they will go out tomorrow morning
There will be nearly 3,(0) of them and
they will go to the sources we know will
Lc most fruitful, to the men and women
who always have stood for the big
things that have been done in Washing
ton, and who alwa)s are read) to bach,
up the movements that will add most to
the good and the pleasure of the Capital
at large.
Appeal to Be General.
"I do not mean to say b) this that
the committee is appealing Only to the
wealthy class In Washington. That
-would be In direct opposition to all that
the- Christmas tree stands for. The let
ters are going to, all sorts,, because this
celebration Is scant a a gift to tho
vhols city in which the whole city will
have a part, and we want to see the big
ard the little, the rich and the poor,
represented on the subscription lists.
While It will take some funds to give
Washington her celebration, tho poor
n-an's mite will be Just as welcome as
the rich man's check for JA and will
make of the celebration Just what th
committee wants it to be."
Tre letter the committee will send to
all parts of the clt) in this morning's
mall reads as follows
"Dear Sir The Community Christmas
Tree committee believes that the people
of Washington should have some popular
celebration at the holiday season. It is
the desire of many of our public-spirited
citizens to have the community feel that
the people ot our city are presenting "a.
Christmas tree to the people of Washing
ton, and af the same time instill and con
tinue In the minds of the )ounger gen
eration the stor) of tho Yuletlde
"Other cities have made a great success
of this demonstraUon and for civic pride.
If nothing else, we ask your co-operation.
Send us )our contribution as soon as pos
sible to encourage those who are en
trusted with the work of arranging for
a magnificent, illuminated tree, which
both )oung and old can enjo) Christmas
Eve and Christmas week. Many homes
are without this sign of the holidays and
we all remember what It meant to us
when we were )Oung
"Trusting )ou will Join heartil) both
In spirit and Indeed, we are, sincerely
"Treasurer Finance Committee,
National Metropolitan Bank."
To lil i:arl Dnjlnc Campaign.
The Community Christmas plan will
serve two purposes, acccrding to the
view of one of Washington's merchants,
expressed last night.
I am especially glad to see the plans
for the tree progressing so well, and I
happen to know that my sentiments are
shared b a number ot other merchants
In Washington. While I welcome the
Christmas plan heartily, because I think
It will give all the residents of the Capi
tal a chance to meet on common ground,
as devotees of the world's most popular
and purest holiday spirit, I am glad the
movement has been started, because it
will help the merchants In a fight they
have been carrying on for jears. That
is for early Christmas shopping
"There are always a large number of
persons who put off their Christmas bu)
Ing to the! ver) last moment. Many rf
this class will want to count Xm being
at the Christmas tree this year and they
will Just have to figure that time out of
their shopping hours, and It will prob
ably mean that hundreds of those who
would crowd the stores early Christmas
Eve will make their purchases earlier:
"In taking this view of the value of the
Christmas celebration I do not feel that
I am selfish, for early Christmas shop
ping means the finest Christmas gift that
could be made to a large part oi tne
Capital's population the shop people who
alwa)s have been worked to death at
the holiday season. The Community
Christmas celebration win be a fine thing
for those who can attend, and It will be
a splendid thing for many who cannot
be there. Therefore, I am for It for all
I am worth "
Earth Rigid n -Steel. He Find.
Chicago. Dec. 4. The periodic distor
tions of the earth's surface caused by
the sun and moon are being submitted
to the most exacting measurement In
sclentlflc history In experiments at the
observatory at Lake Geneva, "Wis, under
the dlrecUon of Prof. Albert A. Michel
son. Prof. Mlchelson has found that the
rigidity of the earth Is virtually that of
steel, and tbe surface pf solid earth Is
distorted by the acUon of the sun and
moon, about one-fourth as much as
Read The Sunday Herald
Paper an fqual Tliis A Page
n Ai.v Newspaper
$10,000 e "Twenty Thousand
Hif Dow Tall."
gn a-. jerican humorists now
run 'oi' mention. You get them all in next Sunday's Herald.
I'hystrlan Says merlca Will Dr-
mnirnte If Use Is Not .Checked.
' hllaaeiphla.JEa., Dec. 4 "If morphine
IS i not checked the nation will de-
t ueia't back to something worse than
onk- dom." declared Dr. B. C Keis-
w otd to China, and ahead of every
ih country In the world In the use of
-ii i or the narcotics derived from It.
T renty-three per cent of the medical
roiisslon." the speaker continued, "are
victims of the morphine habit"
r. Kelster said the medical and criml-
. records of the country Indicated
nit a complete abolition of the manu-
'acture of habit-forming drugs, lnclud-
I homicides. 0 per cent less suicides, and
JO per cent less lunacy.
Baltimore Debutante! Tell Hovr
Many Mile They Have Danced.
Baltimore, Dec. 4 Debutantes In this
town have a new erase tango pedome
ters, worn on the garters. It no longer
Is fashionable to ask a girl how long she
danced The proper question Is. "How
many miles did you dance T"
One )oung woman .proudly asserts
that she went fourteen miles at dance
held at a fashionable country club.
Aerated Doctor Had "Talked of
Marriage," Admits Wealthy
Farmer's Daughter.
Shelb)ville, Ind. Dec 4 "The other
woman" today took tbe wltpess stand
and. testified as a reluctant witness that
she had talked on marriage with Dr.
William B, Craig. d-an of the Indiana
Veterinary College. Ou trial here for the
murder of Dr. Helen Knabe. the In
dianapolis physician.
Mils Katherlne Fleming, of Avon,
the woman in question, took the stand
at today's session. Since the opening
of the trial nor presence has been a mat
ter of speculation, and the State charged
at one time that Dr Craig had used his
Influence to keep her from appearing as
a witness.
Dr. Craig, according to the State's
theor), murdered Dr Knabe when she
In'lsteli on him keeping a marriage con
tract which the State declares was
made between the two, in order that he
might not be free to show his atten
tions on Miss Fleming, who is wealthy.
She. the State's lawyers declare, was a
victim of the "s)stem" by which. It Is
alleged. Dr. Craig made women his
' Was there anv engagement between
)ourself and Dr. Craig" asked Eph In
man, chief attorne) for the prosecu
tion, of Miss Fleming
The witness hesitated and finally an
swered: "We talked of marriage "
Miss Fleming admitted that Dr. Craig
visited her at her farm nrarl) every
Sunda) during the last three year, and
that she last saw .him In Indianapolis
three da)s before the trial started. Sec
ond only In Interest to Miss Fleming's tes
timony was the State's efforts to Intro
duce the blood) kimono belonging to
Dr Knabe, wfflch dliappeared the day
after the murder, and was found some
da)s later in the possession of Alonzo
M Ragsdale, an Indianapolis under
taker, jointly Indicted with Dr. Craig.
ASKS $2,500,000 HEART BALM.
German Baronen Snes &f. I,nn! Man
for Huge &mn.
St. Louis, Dec 4. A breach of promise
suit for ti.MO.000 was filed in the Federal
Court here today by Baroness Ursula
Barbara Von Kallnowskl, of Wiesbaden,
German), against Michael J. Hurley, of
St Louis.
The petlUon says that the baroness met
Hurley In Paris In Jul), 1912. and since
that time has spent $100,000 In traveling
and preparing for her wedding. On July
22, 1912. two da)s after she met Hurley,
sa)s the baroness, he gave a dinner In
Paris and announced his engagement to
nelcflstatt Antes Lack of Confidence
In i on Ilcl hmann-IIolIvTejr.
Berlin, Dec. 4 Stormy scenes marked
toda)'s session of the Reichstag while
Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollw eg, the Imperial
chancellor, was making a brief state
ment on the behalf of the government
relative to the trouble between the mlll
tory authorities and the populace of
Alsace. The chancellor was interrupted
frequently, and at times It looked as
though the police would have to be
called In to restore order.
After the chancellor's speech, the
Reichstag by 293 to 54 voted that It had
no confidence In Dr Von Bethmann
Hollweg's administration.
Any bather stumping his toe
against an anchor weighing a
ton, recently lost from the bat
tle ship Rhode Island, near, Mo'n
tauk Point, N. Y- Is requested
to return the same to the New
port naval station. Acting Sec
retary of Navy Roosevelt yes
terday offered a reward of 250
for the return of the anchor and
chain. -
Article Never Before Published
Miles in the. Path of Napo
writing George V. Hobart-
Vice President of Company
to Succeed Joseph Leiter,
Now Abroad.
Initial Steps for Joining Georgetown
and Capital Concerns Hare
Been Taken.
Howard S. Reeslde will be the next
president of the Washlrston Gas Llgtn
Company. He Is now vice president and
acting president.
Joseph Leiter, the actual president of
the compan). Is now either on the Med
lterranean, or "somen here east of Suez,
or "on the road to Mandalay, ' and does
not intend to return to Washington until
next September He has specifically re
fused to permit the use of hisame as
a candidate at the annual election of
the Washington Gas Company In Feb
Before leaving on his around-the-world
trip. Mr Letter renounced the 51S.000 an
nual salary Xpr that part of the fiscal
3 ear that he would be absent, and the
cash has been retained in the treasury
ot the company. Acting President Ree
slde. being content w 1th h s vice presi
dent's salary.
Plana Companies nioa.
Mr Reeslde being thoroughly posted
on the gas situation, and vtth a large
acquaintance In official and financial
circles and active In management, the
directors decided that there was nothing
to do but to select him for promotion to
the presldenc)
Acting in Oils capacity, he has taken
the Initial steps toward bringing about a
union ot the Georgetown and Washington
Gas Light Companies, has quieted the
bitter opposition heretofore existing be
tween them and made smooth the way
for the union, with the consent of pow
ers that be, in the interest of cheaper
gas In Georgetown, where the present
cost Is 11 a thousand cubic feet, as com
pared with S3 cents throughout the rest
of the city.
It is also probable that some of the
Georgetown directors mav be riven rerj-
resentatlon oh the board of directors of
the'VA ashlngton Gas Light Company.
there will be a vacancy through the
retirement of Mr Leiter. and probably
portions win be created for two add!
tlonal directors.
Sales Have Increased.
Mr Leiter w as chosen about a ear ago
as president, succeeding John R. Mc
Lean, who resigned. He was re-elected
for the full term at the annual meeting,
and served until private Interests and a
desire to see the world caused his n
tirement from active business.
Howard S Reeslde Is vice president of
the American Security and Trust Com
pan). and has a large acquaintance with
the business end of the gas business.
Under h'is charge the sales ot the cor
poration have Increased largely, the
commercial departmnt. Inaugurated bv
him, increasing Its business during the
year now drawing to a close, over 100
per cent.
The annual report will show the JlO
a share dividend fully earned and also a
modest surplus.
WIH Tell American People Where
lie Manrta. He Say.
New York, Dec. 4. Gen. Jose Santos
Zela a. former President of Nicaragua,
after his release from Tombs prison to-
oa), was seen by a representative of The
Washington Herald.
"I am preparing a statement," he said.
"written by my own hand, a message to
the American people. I have no com
plaints to make, but I think It Is only
due to me that this country should
know the exact place where I stand I
have no political ambitions at present.
and after my private affairs, which
brought me over here are settled. I shall
return to Barcelona My statement wliy
h. rnrtv ti nv. lAn,v
Two Men Fatally Hart hy Lunatic
New York, Dec 4. Two men were
fatally hurt and three others Injured,
one seriously. In a riot among the immi
grants at Bills Island this afternoon.
The dying men are Sarkls Ishac, a Syrian
Immigrant, and Vincent Stow, an immi
grant Inspector.
The riot was precipitated by Ishac,
who was awaiting deportation for In
sanity. Stow saw him in the act of
slashing his throat with a knife, and
whjn he Interfered the Sjrlan ran.
brandishing his knife and terrifying oth
er Immigrants.
Indian Uprlvlnc Over.
Albuquerque. N. Mex., Dec 4 Be-Sho-She,
the seventy-year-old chief, and seven
Navajo Indians affectionately embraced
Gen. Hugh L. Scott U. S. A. when he
told them good-b)e at the county pall In
Gallup. This was the Indian way of tell
ing Gen. Scott he had won their confi
dence. Geru, -Scott, single-handed, quelled the
recent Incipient uprising on the Navajo
reservation by Inducing the renegades.to
surrender after a parley of thirty-six
Ches. ft Ohio Rr. Change In. Schedule.
Train for the West now leaves Wash
ington 3'00 p. m. instead of 3:15 p m.
as formerly. Other trains, lev at :lt
and 11:10 p. m. Adv.
One of the Tribe Tell Court of
Their Tenets.
New York, Dec. 4. Here are some of
j the tenets exercised by tho typical "col
lege .widow," as revealed today in tne
alienation suit of John T. Wadleign.
against Lorlng Tonkin, recently of Cor
nell University:
Never alienate a student from nts
parents: treat him at all times as 1f
he were weak minded; after he leaves
college get him out of your mind: never
keep him ram recitations nor consider
his parents' wealth."
Miss Olivia Crane, a witness, told these
and many other things about "college
rrllllira Filed in Philadelphia
tsnliiBt William L. Bear S. Co.
Philadelphia. Dec 4. A petition was
filed In the United States Court here to
day to havA William L. Bear and the
firm of William L. Bear Co. adjudged
Involuntary bankrupts. The firm is one
of tbe largest grain dealers In the East
and lias branch offices at York. Lan
caster. Pottsvllle. Harrlsburg, and Wlll
College Girls Work Will 'BtaUe
Clirlttmas Merry for Tots.
Poughkeepsle. J. Y, Dec 4. Five hun
dred dolls. In as many different costumes,
are on exhibition at Vassar College this
week, where visitors are allowed to se
them by pa) Ins 5 cents. Vassar girls
dress dolls each )ear to be sent out by
charitable organizations to little girls In
various parts of the country at Christ
Nineteen-year-old Louise Fer
ris Held by Police for
Picked Up by a Good Samaritan
Younj Woman, She Has $410
and Jewelry in Handbag.
A stranger in strange city, and
knowing not where to turn for friend
ship or protection. Louise Ferris, a
beautiful seventeen-) ear-old girl, was
found at Ninth and F streets nothwest
early last night. A good Samaritan
came along In the person of an elderly
woman and took the girl home in her
automobile. Then the police were noti
fied. The girl's stor) was kept in confidence
by the police. She wa .Jaken to Police
Headquarters by Detective Burllngame.
Her protector, the good Samaritan,
whose name could not be learned, went
with her.
Her Home In Intllann.
In a handbag the girl had U0 In bills. J
several fine rings, a gold watch and
chain, a bracelet, and a locket. She
gave Princeton. ImL. as her home: Ma
nila. P. I., as the home of a sister, and
Manlsteo. Mich . where an uncle lh ed.
Relatives brought her here, she said.
Wh) she came to Washington could not
be learned The police decided to hold
her for Investigation, and together with
her good Samaritan, a matron from the
rlrst precinct, and Detective Buriin
game, she was taken to the House of
Detention, where she spent the night.
Miss Ferris would not talk to news
paper reporters, neither would her bene
factor repeat the stor) the girl con
fided in her All the detectives would
say Is "we simpl) are Investigating this
case. '
!eeU. Ml. Believed to Have Eloped
Tilth Ilnlf-nrothcr.
New York. Dec 4 A nation-wide
search was begun yesterday for Helen
Burns Whitehead, an eleven-) ear-old
girl, whose home Is in Herkimer, N
by the Masonic lodges of the United
According to the information In the
hands of T. von S Peterson, a detec
tive, it Is believed that Miss Whitehead
Is in hiding In this city disguised as a
boy In company with her half-brother,
Oscar VR. Whitehead, forty jears old, of
The half-brother came to New York on
November 3, ostensibly to sell an auto
mobile. The girl disappeared on Thanks
giving Da). sa)lng she intended to visit
a dentist Letters received since that
time by Mr. and Mrs. William White
head, her parents, indicate that she Joined
her half-brother in Syracuse, and later
came to New York, or went South.
Oscar H. Whitehead, the half-brother,
today was indicted by the grand Jury of
Herkimer County on the charge of kia
napping his sister.
$100,000 DUNLAP GEMS
Millionaire and Wife Sought to Evade
Paying Duty and Are Not Non
residents, It Is Claimed.
New York. Dec 4. The JInited States
government tonight formally seized the
Jewels and wearing apparel which Will
lam Allen Dunlap. millionaire, and son
of the hatter, and his wife, sought to
bring Into this country without paying
duty, when they arrived on November
li on the Olympic. Coupled with the
announcement of the seliure, the cus
toms officials declare that they found
after three weeksf Investigation that Mr.
Dunlap's declaration that he was a non
resident had been made wttn tne iaea
of evading duty, and that the declara
tion had not been made with good faith.
The customs authorities place the value
of the seized goods at $100,000, This
valuation is declared by 'Mr. Dunlap as
being "far too high."
"This cannot be true," said Mr. Dun
lap, when Informed of tho government's
action. "This la the first I have heard
of the matter. The Jewels seized when
we arrived are not worth 0,OCO, while
only four gowns were taken into cus
Textile MHUe la Off.
Fall River. Mass.. Dec 4o-There will be
no textile strike in this city at the present
time. The five textile unions in this city
voted to abide b) reason of the Fait
River Cotton Manufacturers Association
refusing an advance on the wages of 12 1-2
per cent.
Dr. Maria Montessori, Educa
tor, Explains System of
Educating Children.
Says She Is a Suffragist and that
Woman Deprived of Ballot Is
Only an Oatlavr.
"A child's love of play can b
used for his self-development.
JJwu18. atnd,y'nr and working?
without realizing it,"
"New-born babies can be so
carefully studied that wants
which they are unable to express
are anticipated and provided, so
that they need not cry.
"In an environment of perfect
freedom and happiness children
of four have learned to write in
six weeks, and after three
months write very well."
"Learning to read Is a game
that children play with delight."
"X new race of men and women will
ersue from this method of education if
In Us higher grades it accomplishes
what It has done in these lower grades
In which it has been used."
Such expressions as the foregoing
by Dr. Maria Montessori. of Rome, ac
claimed by many as the greatest wom
an educator in history, who is in Wash
ington for a visit of several days, de
note not only her own confidence in
her system, which bids fair, it is sold.
to revolutionize educational methods,
but also tbe confidence of other lead
ing authorities who have investigated
the method.
With Margaret Woodrew Wilson.
daughter of the President, as her pros
pective companion. Dr. Montessori to
day will see the sights of Washing
ton and visit the several Institutions
here In which her system has been
adopted. The famous Italian woman.
who Is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Alex
ander Graham Bell, during her stay
here, will not make her public appear
ance until tomorrow night, when she
will lecture on her method of aching
defective and normal children, at tha
new Masonic Temple.
Miss Mrtluia a. Dlrectar.
One of the first callers on the distin
guished woman was MUs Wilson, who
took the visitor on a tour of sight
seeing in one of the White House auto
mobiles during the late afternoon. Dr.
Montessori will return to New York In
time to deliver a lecture Monday. She
will spend about a month In this country,
lecturing under the auspices ot the
Montessori Educational Association of
America, of which Dr. Alexander Gra
ham Bell Is president, and Philander P.
Claxton. United States Commissioner of
Education. Dr. William M. Davidson,
superintendent of District public schools,
and Miss Margaret Wilson are directors.
Dr. Montessori Is the founder of the
famous Case del Bambini (Housff- of
Childhood), the system of kindergarten
education which trains infants and young
children. Without corrections, rewards or
punishments, to develop their own lives.
She comes here with the hope that the
Montessori me'hod, for which is claimed
remarkable results In Rome, will be
adopted widely in America. It Is her
plan to establish, in Rome, a model con
servatory for every branch of ps)cho
logical research In child development.
Such a laborator). she believes, would
be the center of a revolution In tho
world's educational Ideas.
At the home ot Dr. and Mrs. Bell, the
Italian teacher described her system of
teaching and the success of applying to
babies the principle that self-activity Is
the law of growth. Dr Montessori she
has a medical degree from the University
of Rome speaks no English, but con
verses In Franch and Italian.
System Is Explained.
The system, she said, was designed to
produce a new race of -men and women.
In her "Houses of Childhood" she begins
b) placing the babies In an environment
ot perfect freedom and happiness. There
is nothing that could make a child self
conscious, obstinate, or ill tempered.
Developing a perfect sense of touch Is
one of the first steps of her system ot
training. Dr. Montessori explained.
The most attention Is given to developing
the other senses by the use of toys and
"A child's love of play," said Dr Mon
tessori, Is used for his self-development.
He Is studying and working without real-
The Kern resolution for long dally
sessions was laid over for consideration
Senator Reed made speech on currency
bill, in which he declared the President
hss exercised no undue Influence.
Senator Thompson made speech In fa
vor ot the Ilelch Hetchy bill. Senators
Clark. BorahT and Polndexter also spoka
on the measure.
Committee on Rules reported favor
ably an amendment providing that
paired Senators may be counted. If
present, to make a quorum.
Debate on Henley resolution approT
lng the Winston Churchill plan for ft
naval holiday for one year, was con
tinued. No action was token.
Antlsuffraglsts were accorded hearing
before the Rules Committee. The suf
fragists will be beard in rebuttal today.
Brig. Gen. Scrlven urged an appropria
tion of J3XJ.O0O for airships, before Mili
tary Affairs Committee.
. PostofBce Committee heard Second
Assistant Postmaster General Stewart
in explanation of the Department's esti
mates. Rivers and Harbors Committee con
tinued its hearings on the Humphries bill
to appropriate St3.000.OTin for strengthen
ing levees on lower MissIssippL
Committee on Immigration voted" to
begin hearings on the Burnett immigra
tion bill next Saturday.
Adjourned until coon today.

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