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"S jW - - ry -t r -.--VT' - . THE WASHINGTON HERALD Jfierciiiniy 1rTtTnc ir . The Herald has the. largest morning home circulation and prints all the news of the world, with many exclusive features. U today, probably rain in afternoon. Temperatures jesterday Max imum, 56; minimum, 42. v NO. 2619 WASHINGTON, D. C. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1913. FORTY-TWO PAGES. FIVE CENTS. '&43f7&SlS? FLOOD AND FROST BRINGDEATHTO SCORES INTEXAS Seventy-two Bodies Are Re covered and Many Seen Floating in Streams. DENVER STORM ABATES Seven Hundred Rescued from Roofs and Treelops in Lone Star State. Many Die from Exposure. Galveston. Tex., Dec. . Flood condi tions In Texas continue to stow worse Seventy-two bodies already have been recovered and many bodies have been Ecen floating In the waters at differ ent points. Today's additions to the death list numbered thirty. Rain, sleet, ball, and snow continue to fall and the temperature Is at the freezing mark over most of the territory affected. Rivers and streams are rising. Nine additional towns were Inundated today and fifteen others are threatened. LIfesavers today rescued over 700 per sons from trees, housetops, and othei places. Hundreds of others are marooned. The strongest current running In all rivers makes rescue work difficult United Slates life-saving crews did splendid work during the day. Courtney. La Grange, Navasota, Rich mond, Lockhart Victoria, Glen Flora Sutton, and Monaville were added to the flooded cities today At Hearne. four children, marooned on housetops with their parents, died from exposure, according to advices received nere. All of the rescued today were suffering from exposure and hunger. Many had teen clinging to housetops for forty eight hours. An epidemic of pneumonia is feared. BLIZZARD, SWEEPING EAST, LEAVES COLORADO FACING FOOD AND FUEL SHORTAGE Denver, Dec. 6. The blizzard which' tavaged three-fourths of Colorado for sixty hours, beginning last Wednesday night, has departed eastward and to night Is reported as sweeping over the eastern part of the State, Western Ne braska, and Kansas. According to the weather man, the storm will continue eastward to the Gre-it Lakes. The damage done by the storm will reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Three lives are known to have been lost, while a score of persons are missing, several of whom are believed to be dead. Snow slides are running in the mountains as a result of the enormous snow fail, and today one miner was swept to his death in San Juan County and two in Clear Creek County. Three men are riisslng In Boulder County, while three mall coaches in Chaffee and Park coun ties have disappeared A dozen per bons are still reported missing in Denver and its suburbs. Train service Is hopelessly demoralized and no relief Is promised before to morrow or Mondaj Vehicle traffic In a dczen cities from Trinidad north to the Wjoming line, including Denver, Is i-haotic, and it will be days before norm al travel conditions arc restored In Denver the streets and alleys are choked with snow, ranging in depth from three to fifteen feet. l'nel Shortage Felt. Mttle was accomplished today In the wa of food and fuel deliveries. No at tempt was made to send wagons bejond the downtown limits and these had to be hauled by from four to eight horses and the loads reduced to the minimum The coal supply at all hotels, hospitals, rooming houses, apartment buildings, and business blocks has been reduced to the lowest point, and the heating plants in many of them will have to sus pend operations within the next forty eight house unless they can replenish Ir their supply of fuel Thousands of persons emplov ed In the business districts again are sleeping downtown tonight because they cannot reach their homes. The enormous snow banks in the streets have made It Im possible for the fire department to re spond to alarms, and today a large rest denre was completely destrojed. BLAST KILLS TWO HEN. Third Djln&r from Explosion Ponder Mill. Matchusen, N. J., Dee. 5. Two men were killed and one fatally hurt in an explosion at the powder-making plant of the International Fareposit Company, near here today. The dead are Lee Snydsr and Herbert Bradley, both under twenty-three years of age. Charles Bradley, foreman of the plant Is dying. A CASE IN PQINT. NOVEMBER 11 last The -Washington Herald reported, exclusively, that President 'Wilson had decided to hold tip the Union Station awards because f representations made or Chairman Johnson of the House District Commlt 1 tee. The same story contained the In formation that on the previous day the President had sent the awards back to the Department of Justice with a let ter instructing the Attorney General to Inquire Into Johnson's protests. The Washington. Herald stated that Johnson's protests were based, ostensi bly, npon a Irsral technicality! owing; to a conflict between tiro appropriation acts, BUT THAT IN REALITY JOII. SON THOUGHT nE HAD SCENTED A SCANDAL I.V THE CO DENOTATION lTtOCEEDI.'SGS. FRIDAY MORNING The Washington Herald exclusively Informed the public that Chairman Johnson, after delaying; the payment of these awards for more -than a month. Anally had submitted the grounds for his protest to the At torney GenernL FRID4.Y AFTERNOON' the Wash ington Times made the startling (I) discovery, announcement -of which Is creamed across seven columns on the front paire, that Chairman Johnson has discovered a legal tangle In the awards, SATURDVT AFTERNOON the Wash ington Star awakens from Its coma Into which the Times' nwfnl discovery had thrown It and starts out Interview ing members of Congress the legal nhssc of the matter. THIS 3IORXING The Washington 'Herald will content Uself with relt teratlng a part of Its article of Novem ber 11, Tlst The legal tangle (f) plays a small part la the premises npon which John son bases his. protest. GET THE HEWS. Dinner Versus Peace Talk FORMER WINS OUT IN THE HOUSE Eight Listen Representative Townsend Timidly Suggests Meal Time Is Approaching, but the Flow of Oratory Con tinues. International peace was discussed at great length at a session of the House yesterday that began at noon and came to an end just as members were getting hungry for dinner. One of the notable addresses was that of Representative Hullngs, of Fennsj lv anla, who has seen service with the Pennsylvania militia and who fought during the Spanish war. Mr. Hullngs, who bears the title of "gen eral," accompanied Miles and the famous! As a man who had stood on the firing line Hullngs assured his colleagues that the late Gen. Sherman was not at all In error when he characterized war as "hell." , The Hensley resolution, which requests the President to sound the powers to de termine whether they would join a con ference looking to a suspension In arma ment construction, was the Immediate cause of yesterday's oratory. Most of the House members favor the measure, but few remain on the" floor when It Is under discussion. It seems to be assured that In due sea son the House will Pass the Hensley res olution. However, there is to be no haste about the matter. When Representative Sloan concluded his address at 4 o'clock. Representative "Chlmmle Fadden" Town send, of New Jersey, timidly suggested that the dinner hour was approaching. "Some of the few of us Indulge the hope that we may be able to get away av I'M A SPHINX," DECLMCHASE Held as Embezzler, Y.M.C.A Financial Secretary Refuses to Discuss His Case. $20,000 GONE, IS REPORT Trusted Employe, Behind Cell Bars, Hears Wife Has Left the Cry. Charles X. Chase, forty-five jcaru old. for tour j ears the trusted financial sec retary of the Y. M. C. A., and now an alleged embezzler, refused to talk last night concerning his predicament, whllo reports that his peculations would mount to $a,000 were heard about town. Chase, after apologizing for his un kempt beard of three days' growth, looked through a narrow steel barred opening in his cell door at the Sixth precinct station, and with a smile that seemed strangely incongruous amid hU surrounding, said: , "I may be recorded as an embezzler on the police blotter, but I can give a better imitation when I Impersonate the Sphinx." But. Mr. Chase." the prisoner was In formed, "It is said tonight that the em bezzlement of which jou are accused may amourt to J20.000. twice the sum which has been previously stated as the maximum jou are supposed to have uken. Attorney .Not Rctnlned. Chase laughed and said "I do not ish to deny or affirm any reports. rave re ? ned no attorney. I have made no arrangements to procure the $3,000 bail necessary for my release. I have not seen Mrs. Chase and am told she has left town. Neither have I seen my three children since my arrest. I have talked with Mr. Clifford L. Johnson, the Y. M. C. A., tonight, but whether he saw me as my lawyer or as my friend and former co-worker, I cannot say. I am a Sphinx." At the Chase home, 1S3 W street north west, a woman who said she was a sister of the wife of the accused secretary, re- iusca to say anytning in defense o; Chase Clifford L. Johnson, after con f erring with Chase, announced: "I have nothing to -say on behalf of Mr. Chase.' Henry B, F. MacFarland. of the Y. M. C A., refused to see newsnaDer men. Efforts to locate William Knowles, gen eral secretary of the Y. M. C. A., were fruitless. Like Chase, association offi cials evidently have decided to say noth ing of the case since the report became current tliat the shortage would reach SSO.OOO, and the fact that Chase was not bonded was made public Chase was taken in custody yesterday after making a statement to Assltant United States Attorney Harvey Given. Chase was specifically charged with em bezzling J100 from the Y. M. C. A. After ball was fixed at S5.000 In Police Court. and the prisoner admitted, he could not procure It at mat time, ne was removed to the station. It is believed that the exact amount of his alleged defalcations will be ascertained tomorrow by expert accountants Who are going over the books at the Y. M. C. A. MRS. EATON WANTS FUNDS. AsWs Massachusetts to Reimburse Her for Expense of Trial. Boston. Mass., Dec. 6. Mrs. Jennie May Eaton In a letter to Gov. Foss today asks the State to reimburse her for the expenses of the trial. She alleges that evidence presented to the grand Jury was not sufficient to indict her on the killing of her husband. Rear Admiral Eaton. She claims she was put to great ex pense when she was placed on trial for her life and that the State should reim burse her. Cooked to Death In Engine Cab. Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 6. John J. Bannl- gan. jard conductor for the Lake Shore Railroad, was literally cooked to death In the cab of a switch engine In the yards here this morning. Bannlgan was rid ing in the engine which was sideswlped by a string of cars and a steam pipe burst. He could not escape and was scalded to death. Harvey's Sunday Feature! Table d'Hote Dinner, JLOt. Adr. to Mr. Hardy In time for an early dinner," said Mr. TnwnsAnd. Mr. Townsend gasped and dropped Into his seat as the Speaker announcea: "The gentleman from Texas, Mr. Hardy, is recognized for one hour." "How many more gentlemen are sched uled to speakT" asked Representative Mann, of Illinois. "Ten members are down for one hour each," responded the Speaker. At this point In the proceedings Mr. Townsend seized his hat and departed, leaving fifteen members present. "This is a great measure vve are con sidering, and It Is bound to attract atten tion from one end of the world to the other," exclaimed Mr. Hardy at 1:13 p. m. By this time only eleven members were In evidence, hut th nnnlause was creat Five minutes later eight members only! were In their seats. Hardy went on for a run hour, though, and at one point the attendance Jumped suddenly to twelve. The debate on this Important Interna tional problem will be resumed tomorrow. $10,000 HAUL FOR BANDITS. Train Robbers Get Valuables from Mealed Car. Chicago, Dec 6. Daring train robbers who boarded theLako Shore and Michi gan Southern fast express at Toledo, Ohio, robbed a sealed car bound for Omaha of J10.O0O worth of furs, plumes, and silks early today. The police of Chicago. South Chicago, Laporte, South Bend, and Elkhart, the only stops made by the train after leaylnjc Toledo, were searched for the bandits. According to officials of the Lake Shore, the door of the Omaha car was broken as the train sped westward and the thieves had ample time to search the valuable cargo leisurely. CONSTABLE NEEDED THE FEE. ho He Arrested llestanrnnt Keeper for Permitting Accident. Asheville. N. C Dec. .-Called from th. nl4- nf t.1- . !. -.Ml -, . ..... -.ui. ,. ,, .ne, sun Bimusi insane With grief Over the trairpdv nf SunAav when their fl v e-v ear-r.ld son, Eddie, ac cidentally shot and killed their baby boy, Charles Chackles was arrested today by Constable Mack Jones on a warrant sworn out by him before Magistrate Ma Cinty, charging him with violating a law forbidding parents to allow children to handle firearms. The restaurant keeper wept openly upon his arrest. Public Indignation waa greatly aroused and at the time appointed for trial the magistrate could not be found. Th a'armed constable tried to blame the magistrate, whom, he claimed. Insisted upon the warrant, but he admitted that he signed it.' Both officers are paid by fees solely. BANDIT NOT IN MINE. Seorcllcrs Tall to Find-Desperado Thry Tried to Kill. Bingham. Utah. Dec. C Miners who have been searching the Apex mine for the body of Rafael Lopez. Mexican ban dit, had toddy about concluded that the bandit had escaped alive from the work ings, probably soon after the sheriffs be gan filling the mine with deadly gases. At all events, with half the mine ex plored, no trace of the man was found. " CARDINAL GIBBONS MAY HEAD SACRED COLLEGE Choice Lies Between Him and Vet eran Patriarch of Lisbon, It Is Reported. Rome, Dec 6. Rumors current in some circles today that an American cardinal might be appointed dean of the Sacred College to succeed Cardinal Oreglla. who died last night, were given little credence. The fact that the dean would act as pontiff In case of the death of Pope Plus X until a successor had been elected was declared to be an effectual bar against the choice of an American. Baltimore, Md, Dec 6. Cardinal Gib bons, when asked regarding a cablegram from Rome saying an American cardinal might succeed Cardinal Oreglla as dean of the Sacred College of the Roman Catholic Church, said: "It Is true that I am the oldest cardinal In point of years, but not in point of service as a cardinal. The oldest cardi nal is the venerable patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Nettox, and I come next "Cardinal Oreglia Is the last cardinal to pass away who was created by his holiness Pope Pius IX. I knew Cardi nal Oreglla, and I am sorry to learn of his death. PRINCE "BREAKS UP" TARTY. Wales Saves Lloyd-George front "Itasjrtnir" Planned by students London, Dec S. The story of how Lloyd-George was saved from a "rag ging" by the Prince of. Wales on the occasion of the chancellor of the ex chequer's recent visit to Oxford i learned today. It seems that the undergraduates had prepared a warm reception for their dis tinguished visitor, in which several bags of flour were to have played a promi nent part This coming to the ears of the university dons," the Prince Wales was hurriedly Invited to dine with the college authorities, who were enter taining the chancellor. The prince's ac ceptance of this Invitation saved the situation, as Oxford etiquette forbids the "ragging" ot a guest of royalty, GERMAN CRISIS AVERTED. Kaiser's Refnsal to Let Chancellor Co Only Temporary. However. Berlin. Dec 6. Though a cabinet crisis has been temporarily averted by the refusal of Emperor William to ac cept the resignation of Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg, the Tageblatt which usually speaks from official knowledge, stated today that the chancellor would retire on January 1. Seeks to Recover Jewels. New York, Dec 6. Mrs. Emma F. Sully, wife of Daniel J. Sully, the former cotton king." won a. point today In her Supreme Court battle to recover 1125,000 from nuanys for alleged conversion of Jewels. Thj defendant pleaded Mrs. Sully is debarred from recovery because she did not sue until five years after the gems came Into the Dossesslon of the firm. The court, however, denied the mo-1 ilon of the defendant for Judgment. : SENATE PASSES BETCH HETCHY BILL BY 43 TO 25 Partisan Vote Gives San '"Francisco Right to Build Great Dam. WIND-UP AT MIDNIGHT Measure Now Goes to the President, Having Passed House at Last Session. lne etcn lietcny Dill was passed Dy the Senate Just before last midnight, by a vote of 43 to S. The bill grants to San Francisco the right to build a dam and construct a reservoir to Impound the waters of the Hetch Hetchy stream In the Yosemite Valley, near San Francisco. The vote waa largely a partisan one. Democrats voting for It and Republicans against It. Various amendments were offered. In tended to limit the grant to the city. Senator Clark, of Wjoming. proposed an amendment giving to the city of San Francisco no greater privileges on ac count of the reservoir than are now en- Joyed by the cities of Portland and Los Angeles. This was defeated by a vote of C to 3. Senator Polndexter moved to recommit the bill. That waa lost without a roll call. Sen ator Clark, of Wyoming, then moved that the grant should be limited so that San Francisco should not be entitled to take more water than she culd be en titled to under the laws of California regulating the appropriation of water. This was defeated on a roll call. 11 to K. benator Cummins moved to reaulre that before the grant should become effective the legislature of California should ap prove It. This was lost without a roll call. Other amendments were offered by Senator McCumber and Senator Weeks, embodying limitations on the grant, but they were lost. The bill now goes to the President for his signature, having passed the House at the last session of Congress. Kvplred at Midnight. The Senate had an Interesting question before It during the closing hours of the debate. Under the terms of the unani mous consent agreement the vote waa required to be taken before the close of calendar day. Vice President Marshall ruled that the calendar day would ex pire at midnight Twenty minutes before midnight speeches were still In progress and panic seized the friends of the bill. Democratic Senators rushed about the Senate, suppressing every Senator who offered to speak, and finally-the voting was begun. Many Senators opposed to the bill-were considerate and" declined to ask for roll calls, thereby permitting the vote to be taken before 12 o'clock. TROOPS LEAVE ZABERN. Viceroy Ttcturns to Alsace from Con ference with Kaiser. Zabern. Dec 6. Headed by Its ener getic commander, CoL von Reuter, the Nlnty-ninth Infantry Regiment whose officers have caused so much strife be tween the military and civil authorities In Alsace, marched out of Zabern today on the way to uncomfortable camp quar ters. The Viceroy of Alsace-Lorraine, Count Charles von Wedel, returned today from his conference with the Kmperor and the Alsatian papers gladly interpret the fact that he has noKrxtlred from omce as an Indication that he received from the Emperor the necessary guarantees that the military will not Interfere with civil rule in Alsace-Lorraine. SAYRES ASHORE; SEA TRIPROUGH Land in England and Take Train Immediately for London. ATTEND EVERY MEAL White Honse Bridal Couple Make Many Friends Aboard Ship En joy Athletic Sports. Plymouth, Dec 7. (Sunday). Shortly after midnight the White House bridal couple, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bowes Eayre, arrived here on the liner George Washington. The Sayres told Mr. Stephens, the American consul, who met them that they had enjoyed the voyage Immensely. After leaving the ship Mr. Stephens es corted Mr. and Mrs. Sayre to their com partment on the boat train and the cou ple remained In seclusion until the train left at 2 a- m. The only time Mr. Sayre left the train was when he went to send a cable to President Wilson and a mes sage to Ambassador Page. The coup3 declined to be Interviewed and the au- thorltles would not permit flashlight pho- tographs to be made. Steamship officials said they had been instructed to refuse all newspaper men permission to Interview the Sayres. 3!adc Friends on Hoard, Other passengers arriving on the George Washington said Mr. and Mrs. Sayre had made many acquaintances on board ship land had Impressed every one by their friendly manner. They too part In all of the ship's sports and amusements, and above all their open affection for each other made them general favorites. Tbtvnttft ths fact that ths llnpi an. countered an abnormally v rough sea throughout the trip, the Sayres were among the few to be present at every meat . Mr. Stephens said the Sayres would re main on the train until 8 o'clock this morning, at which lime Ambassador Pare has arranged to meet them and take them to bis residence' In Grosvenor Sauare. where they will remain for the week. During this time the Ambassador will give a dinner party in their honor. The couple will remain In England at least twp weeks and will spend the sec ond week. Tlsltlng- friends In ths provinces. Fete Program Is Drafted COMMITTEE HEADS VISIT CAPITdL Celebration Those in Charge of Arrange ments for the Community Christinas Tree Festival Pleased at Choice of Site. WILL YOU HELP MAKE THE COMMUNITY XMAS TREE A SUCCESS? George W. "White, National Metropolitan Bank. Is chairman of the finance committee of the Community Christmas Tree Cele bration and will receive and ac knowledge contributions to the Community Christmas Tree Fund. This Is going to be a unique celebration of the Christmas sea son. In which the little men and little women of Washington will find great amusement on Christ mas Ever - Following the granting of permission for the use of the east plaza of the Capi tol for the Community Christmas tree celebration by Vice President Marshall, President of the Senate. Speaker Champ Clark and Elliott Woods, super intendent of the Capitol-and grounds, the members of the committees that have the work of arranging the celebration, went to the plaza yesterday and made a draft of the program. It was decided yesterday that the JOB HARD, SAYS M'REYNOLDS. ned of noses, but Willing; to Stay. New York, Dec 6. Attorney General James C. McReynoIds was the only speaker tonight at the annual dinner of the Tennessee Society at the Waldorf- Astoria. He did not discuss any of the problems that have come to him as member of President Wilson's Cabinet but endeavored to give the 2C0 men and women present a general idea of the scope of his office and acknowledged that he was himself deeply impressed by Its Importance. "I have been In public office now not quite a year." said Attorney General Mc-Rej-nolds. "and I have begun to know some of the pleasures and the difficulties that come with It It Is no bed of roses. whatever we may think of the honor of it The toil and sweat and anxiety of it far outweighs -the honor. Holding of fice Is not all sorrow. It Is not all Joy, But like death most of us are willing to put oil our departure. DOUMERGUE NAMED PREMIER, Designated to Form eir French. Cabinet. Paris. Dec 6. Gaston Doumergue today was designated by President Poincare to bo premier and form a cabinet MOTORCYCLE GUNMAN ROBS GROCER'S TILL Masked Negro Holds Up Proprietor and Clerk, Takes $17, and Then Flees. Solomon Deskln. grocer, and Samuel Powell, clerk, were held up at the point of a revolver and robbed In the grocer's store at Eighth and L streets northeast last night by a masked negro motorcycle hold-up man believed by the police to be tho much-sought murder of Charles A. Stockett, hardware dealer, who was beaten to death In his shop at 2019 Eight eenth street northwest on Nov ember 26. Just before 11 o'clock the noise of a motorocle was heard outside the store and a negio was seen to dismount and start walking toward the store. Then the grocer and his clerk heard the demand: "Hands up!" Powell's hands went up. Deskln stood motionless, his arms limp, at his sides. The negro, whose face was hid by a mask, kept a revolver leveled at Powell and Deskln. He walked to the cash reg ister, took Q7. left the store, and mount ed his motorcycle. Deskln stepped to the door and shouted Into the street "Murder." A score of persons heard the cry and saw the negro speeding away. The police reached the store and procured a good description of the negro. Reward of 1100 was offered last night by Naval Lodge, F. A. A. M., for the arrest of the negro who murdered stock- ALEONSO'S HEALTH FAILING. Physicians Advise that He Go Into Seclusion for Year. Madrid, Dec 6. An alarming report ts being circulated here today to the effect that specialists have told King Alfonso that unless he goes Into seclusion for a rear, taking absolute rest, his health sill be seriously Impaired. The King has been suffering from an affection ot the throat for a long time. This trouble Is now said to be progress- Ing In the nasal organs. Doctors have told Alfonso that the disease must be checked Immediately or serious compli cations will -result It Is reported that the King has refused to act upon the suggestions of tho doctors that he give up his public duties for the present NEGROES FTT.T. POLICEMAN. Raid nn Craps Game Ends In Two Deaths. St Charles, Mo.. Dec 6. One policeman was killed, another probably fatally wounded and an unidentified negro shot to death here today in a battle, following the oncer's attempt to break up a crap game among three negroes. Two escaped and tonight are-"being sought by a heavily-armed posse. A lynching la expected should they be captured. Policeman John Blair was Killed ana Dave Lamb wounded. S1.23 Baltimore and Ketora. Baltimore and Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to return until 9.00 a. m. train Monday. Quick: service and all trains both ways. Adr, to Take Hour 8- Christmas entertainment will take up an hour. Instead of an hour and a half, as first planned. The musical program will take about thirty minutes, as it Is now planned, and folk dances will fill in the rest of the time. The permission given by the govern ment for the use of the Capitol steps and plaza was a source of gratification to the executive committee. There has been a steadily growing sentiment among the Community Christmas workers In favor of the Capitol steps Instead of tne uuips. The Ellipse at first was considered the logical place for the big celebration, but after the plans were taken up and dis cussed In detail the practicability of the big lot back of the White House was questioned. It was argued that Christ mas weather in Washington is a thing of uncertain character, to say the least In case of "dirty weather," either on the night of the celebration or for a few days preceding it the Ellipse would be no fit place for a crowd to stand, the opponents of that site argued. The pos sibility of la) Ing boards for the spectators to stand on in case of bad weather was discussed, but It finally was decided that this scheme was not practical. Therefore the news that the request for the use of the Capitol plaza had been granted waa welcome to the committee. In obtaining this permission the commit teemen can bid defiance to the weather, for a squad of good husky ". hlte wings" armed with shovels and brooms would be able to make the plaza comfortable on short notice. Now that the site Is definitely decided on there Is nothing to be done but to go ahead with rehearsals of the different vocal organizations that have volunteered and with the training of those who will take part In the folk dances. The re hearsals already have started, and the work on the dances will be begun at once. CASEPROBED Department of Justice In vestigates White Slavers Methods in New York. GIRLS TELL OF ATTACKS Women Stabbed While Attending Theaters and Morkg Picture Shows Make Disclosures. New York. Dec 4. The arrest of Ar mand Megaro, In Newark, N. J. on the charge of having used a "poisoned needle" on Mrs. Marjorie Graff, ot Brook lyn, while the young woman was seated beside him in a Newark theater, has aroused the heads of societies for the protection of young girls. As a result of the efforts of these so cieties an Investigation was begun today by the Department of Justice to deter mine the extent ot the use of the "poi soned needle" to entrap young girls into white slavery. Two Inspectors of the white slave branch of the secret service have been detailed to Investigate cases that have been reported In this city. More than a doxen such cases came to light today. and information has been received that similar devices have been used by white slave agents In other cities. District Attorney Whitman waa in formed three weeks ago by Miss Louise G. Vreeland. of tho Girls' Friendly So ciety of St George's- parish, of the expe rience of a young girl under the care of the society, who had been stabbed with a needle In a moving picture theatre In Thirty-fourth street Three young men had attempted to carry the stuplfied girl Into a taxlcab, but were prevented by a companion who had Insisted that she be taken to the office of a. physician, where she was revived. Cocaine Is Used. The drugs used In thesn easpjt ar hyosdne or cocaine. The former, which recently has come Into reneral use as a substitute for morphine In the treat ment of acute mania and dellrum. is comparatively easy to obtain. Its ef fects are almost parallel to thos de scribed by most of the recent woman vic tims. It takes effect much more ranMlv than morphine or chloral one plunge of the needle would be followed by falntnes3 una loss ox speecn. Megaro, the youth under arrest In New ark, was warmly defended today by his former associates In the Barringer High School and the Newark branch of the x. At l A. The loune man was bom In the Argentine Republic of Italian par ents, ana was Drought to Newark by his uncle, a reputable physician, who desired him to become a pharmacist The boy. however, showed little diligence In his studies In the Barringer High School and In the New Jersey College of Phar macy, mis uncle then became disgusted with his apparent lack of ambition and he left home and sought work In vs. rloua places around the city. He lately had been employed In a drug store. Me garo is oeing held In CO.000 balL Tells of Experience. Jeanette Clark, s. nitv vonm- iHri told the Newark police today of an at tack made upon her Thanksgiving even ing in me same theater in which Mrs. Graff was attacked. -Aflss Clark said she felt a sting in her .arm as she threw her wrap across the arm of her chair. She became faint but hurried to the women's room, where tho matron revived her with spirits of ammonia. She did not know until she reached home that she had been attacked with a needle She then found a wound on her left arm. Another case in which the victim was given poisoned candy has come to the notice of the Newark police. The mind of the victim. Annie Clorplta, has been affected by her experience and she is now In the observation ward of the New ark City Hospital. George Kaybrchuck. who is accused by the girl -of having taken her to his apartments after drug ging her. Is under arrest Figures of the Immigration league of Chicago show that 50,000 girls disappear annually In the United States. It was suggested today that many ot these young women may have been given co caine or other drugs until they have be come addicted to the use of them and have lost all desire to return to their former life. GIRLS IN TfGHTS OFFENSIVE? NO, : CITIZENS RULE Bat Federation of Civic Bodies Decides to Seek More Light FOR SEARCHING INQUIRY CoL Lancaster Rejects Hearsay E-rit dence "We Most Be Shown," Cry of AD Present "Are girls In tights offensive f The question' under consideration waa theaters "for men only." and the debate had reached a point ot fervor, rather aesthetic than ethical. An immediate answer, a vociferated "no" was made spontaneously by many members of the District "City Council" in answer to the question. Is a girl dancing upon her toes a thing of beauty, or Is she a moral prob lem?" The Federation ot Citizens Associa tions, meeting last night In the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, considered these matters with much earnestness. and finally decided to seek more light Instructing their blushing committee on education to make searching, personal Investigation. Debate Tnllows Report. Consideration of these delicate subtle ties of taste was brought about by a report of the committee on education, presented by Snow den Ashford, munici pal architect upon a resolution of the Lincoln Park Association, which had been referred to his committee. '' The resolution was that no "person shall be allowed to take part in any pub lic exhibition whatsoever in which there is Indecent language or action." Mr. Ashford reported for his commit tee that he "wanted more time to work up his report" whereupon Cot Charles Calvert Lancaster, of Tennallytown. D. C, another delegate, called for volun teers to help the committee and William J. Neale1 proposed that sufficient money e "appropriated for the inquiry." "I have twice visited theaters 'for men only,'" D. A. Edwards, president of tho federation, said gravely, "and I have found them vile and degrading. I speak advisedly, not as a country boy." Then William H. Richardson arose and said that he knew of that Is, by hear say, by no means through personal in vestigation of a tough, a decidedly tough, dance halt t Is a place that not only borders upon the lewd, but partakes ot the lewd, he said. Cot Lancaster protested against hear say evidence. He admonished the fed eration that it should proceed carefully, for sometimes a thing is "high art" which, at first sight sems to be a per version of righteousness, immoral, lam entable. Solid Facts Sought. Following cries of "wo must b shown." the federation instructed Its committee to begin a minute scrutiny for facts and to report back something mors solid than figures of speech. Snowden Ashford. chairman; Allan Davis, and George F. Wlliams are tha men who will examine, search, view, and fathom the matter. A resolution calling on the President and Congress to recognize Saturday aft ernoon as a half-holiday all the year was adopted, as were resolutions calling for legislation segregating the homes ot the races in separate sections of the city, and calling for additional officers and a new building for the Juvenile Court Several other reports and resolutions were re- ferred back to committees. BRYAN'S SON WILL ENTER POLITICS, BUT NEVER SEEK OFFICE Admitted to Bar in Arizona, Young Man Is Slated to Be Demo cratic Committeeman. Tucson, Arix, Dec 6. William Jen- rings Bryan, Jr- son of the Secretary of State, who has Just been admitted to the bar. announced today that he will enter politics, but declares that he will never run for omce. He is scheduled to be a Democratic ccmmltteeman and delegate to take an active part In the election of a governor next )ear. Several of his wife's rela tives, the Harry Berger family, of Mil waukee, are moving into Arizona to live. .oan Shark: atuat Pay Bamases. Topeka. Kans., Dec fi. The Supreme Court ot Kansas today allowed $5,413 damages to Joseph Stalker, a railway laborer, against D. D. Drake, a loan shark, who had collected In two years 1243 on a loan of tS and still claimed ja due on the debt CONGRESS IN BRIEF. SCNVTK. Adopted by vote ot 41 to IS the Kern resolution providing for sessions from 111 o'clock In the morning until II o'clock at night Most of the sessions yesterday was con sumed by speeches by Senators Norris, Walsh, Sterling, Reed, and others on tha Hetch Hetchy bill. Senator Warren Introduced a bill giv-1 Ing 4,500,000 acres of public lands to Western States for good roads. Senator Shepard proposed amendment to rules to create a committee on roads. HOUSE. Debated for five and one-half hours the Hensley peace resolution. Agree ment was obtained to take final vote Mon day. Representative Trcadway. ot Massa chusetts, introduced bill to prevent ship ment 'in Interstate commerce of coal not up to standards to be prescribed by the government Representative Campbell, of Kansas, in troduced a bill to permit United States marshals to serve subpoenas by registered malL "- Committee on Immigration reached an; agreement for a favorable report on the Immigration bUL Committee on Interstate Commerce held a hearing on safety and train control devices for railroads. Committee on Elections. No. t prepared plans for hearing contest against Rep resentative Smith, ot Michigan. Adjourned until noon Monday.