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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.
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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.

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