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HERALD
THE
The Herald has tho largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all tie new of the world,
with many -cadastre features.
Generally fair and colder today.-
Tomorrow fair and cold.
. Yesterday's temperature: Max
imum, 55; minimum, 40.
WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1913.
ONE CENT..
NO. 2620
WASHINGTON
JJ
DISTRICT'S COST
T0U1ISHEAVY
Chairman of House Commit
tee Issiies Statement with
Market BilL
FAILS TO TELL FACTS
la Prorating Local Expense to States,
Part Paid by Washington
Is Not Shown.
By joi;imi r. AMV
Almost simultaneously with the Intro
duction of an ex parte report on his
bill to revoke the charter or the Wash
lncton Market Company. Chairman
Johnson, of the House District Commit
tee, on Saturdaj caused to be distributed
among the membership of the House an
elaborate tabulation, purporting to show
how much the cltlrens of each State con
tributed to the support of the District
government in 1911-12.
The tabulation was placed in the hands
of members in anticipation of the open
Ins flsht against the present form of
cot eminent in the District, which will
be made in the House today when John
son's market company bill and several
other District measures probably will be
brought up
The tabulation In misleading, aot
through what It says, bat beeanie f
what It falls to say. Mr. Johnson oc
cupies a quasi-Judicial position of pub
lic trust as chairman of a legislative
committee In -view of past perform
ances and pronouncements, the tabu
lation Is rather a happy disappoint
ment. Ilia view and ttneata nl
aml Invariably are manifestly prej
udiced when the District l concerned.
This was demonstrated again Saturday
in his report on the market company bill.
Directed by the committee to submit with
the bill a favorable report, containing
a statement of facts .is viewed by tre
committee, he embraced the opportunity
to launch into a diatrile expressive of his
own views. Inferences, suspicions and de
ductions. "tstrment Dodgra Fsrli,
The tabulation which the District chair
man has placed in the hands of the mem
bers, purports to prorate to the popula
tion of the various States the J6.197.-W3
contributed from the Federal treasurj as
the one-half share of 'he United States in
the District budget of J911-12.
The table is so presented as to make
It appear that the total appropriation
for that year was the J6,197.t05 re
ferred lo. No mention la made neclfl
rally ( the fact that In addition to
the 2308 act down as the DlstrlePa
contribution, the taxpayer here
-matched the e,l!rr?-W3 ctven by the
a-everanient with n like anm. To the
casual reader, or to one not conversant
with the half-and-half provision of the
organic act of 1&7S. It would appear
that the United States government is
meeting: the entire expenses of the Dis
trict government.
The expenditures are grouped under
ten headnlgs as follows
Schools, SI 59S,35o, streets and sewers.
$sGC,47:, police, $310.144 . improvements
and repairs S1.154.S92, salaries and
health. S415.S46. interest and sinking fund.
J4S7.7M. lighting, S2S2.497. Are department.
SS33.735, charities and corrections, S69S -216.
and miscellaneous, J160 3W
Each Item Is prorated to the several
States and to the District of Columbia
or a population basis, and a second
series of totals made up to how what
each State contribues tin alL Thus.
New York is set down a the largest
contributor, being given credit for S614.
103. Nevada is the smallest, with a con
tribution of $3.1.17, according to Mr.
Johnson, who claims for his own State
(Kenucky) credit for a contribution of
5154.501
Inxatlnn Baal Wrong;.
The argument la not new, nor Is It
any more sound, economically, than
CONTINUED 0 PAGE THItEE
SUES HER FOE $5 80 HEART BALM
Aged Lover Wants to Recover Money
(jlrcn Fair One.
VIneland. N. J. Dec. 7.-Hyman
Wachter wants S5.S0 from Mrs Mertr-a
Wlckler as a balm for his broken heart.
Wachter Is slxtj vears old and Mrs.
Wickler forty. The day he cast his
eyes on Mrs. Wickler it was love at
tlrnt sight, and when he found she had
a husband in Russia he advanced S3 to
send for a divorce.
Soon after. Mrs. Wickler"s love cooled,
he sas, and now he is suing lier for
breach of promise and the recovery of
S3.S0, of which S3 Is for the divorce pal-err,
30 cents for postage, and SO cents
for theater tickets.
READS UPSIDE DOWN.
Lad V rites and Draws Same Way
Becanae of Injarlea.
Detroit. Dec 7 An injury received by
Joseph W. Darling, of this cit, when
he was two and one-half years old, fol
lowed by four years of sickness, resulted
In a peculiar twist of his mental faculties
which causes him to read, write and draw
upside down, according to instructors in
the local school for cripples, which the
lad. who Is now nine years old, attends.
The boy's teachers claim that they are
nnable to change his faculties to a nor
mal condition. The injury affected the
boy's spine and neck, and he Is said to
be permanently injured.
BOYS AND GIRLS,
PARENTS AND TEACHERS,
Be Sure and Preserve the First
Installment of
Twenty Thousand Miles
In the Path of Napoleon
which appeared yesterday in The
Herald, in addition to its educational
value it will be of great help as refer
ence in the Essay Contest, which will
be announced in a few days.
ff
REPORTER CALLS''
GOVERNOR-EDITOR
Glynn Receires Rbuke ia His Official
Capacity from One of His
News gatherers.
Albany, N. T., Dec. -7 Gov. Glynn
yesterday received a sharp rebuke for
being late reaching the executive offices
In the Capitol. The most severe "call
down'' he has had since he became the
head of the State government came from
a. reporter. When he arrived at his
office at 11.30 o'clock he found the follow
ing note:
"Martin H. Glynn. Editor, the Times
Union. "Dear Chief: Concerning your com
plaint that my copy from the Capitol has
been late several times recently, and in
consequence stories have mussed the noon
editions, all I can say is that It Is the
fault of the governor, who Is In the habit
of getting around late. Can't you take up
this matter editorially and rebuke the
governor? Very truly yours,
"JOHN STUART."
Mr Gljnn said the suggestion was
"well received" and he believed some
thing should be done about It
Few persons who heard of the gov
ernor's "call down," however, appre
ciated Its full Import. For Tears Mr.
Glynn has been a terror to late sleeping
reporters. One of the Inexorable rules
of his newspaper office Is that a reporter
who arrived five minutes after S 30 o'clock
Is suspended for, that day without pay.
Mr Stuart, who turned the tables on his
"chief" today, has suffered from that
rule many times.
OBSERVERSLEAVE
Statement Expected After
Commissioners Reach South
American Republic
DETAILS NOT SETTLED
Latins Do Not Relish United States
Supervisors at Elections to Be
Held Next Monday.
The special commissioners selected by
Secretary of State Br an to act as ob
servers of the forthcoming elections In
the Dominican Republic left Washington
at 3 o'clock je&terday afternoon. They
will proceed via Key West, Havana, and
Santiago de Cuba, whence the gunboat
Nashville will conve) them to Santo
Domingo CIt
In the part were Hugh Gibson, until
recently secretary of the Legation at
Havana: J. H. Stabler, attached to the
Latin-American Division of the State
Department, and Fred Sterling, m.til reJ
cently chief of the Near Eastern Division
cf the State Department, who has had
experience In Latin-American countries.
Gibson and Stabler speak Spanish, and
are familiar with the political customs
prevailing In the Southern republics.
3Iay Issue Mntement.
It is expected that upon the arrival of
the commissioners in Santo Domingo
Cit, or perhaps before that time, there
will be a statement of policy Issued by
Secretary Br an The Secretary will
see President Wilson today, and it Is
expected that the result of the conference
will be to determine a considerable num
ber of details as to the procedure in
Santo Domingo which have not yet been
settled
The present indications are that the
United States will take as much of a
hand In the forthcoming elections, to be
held a week from today as is practicable
in the short time remaining, and without
stepping too heavil) on the toes of the
Dominican goernment. becretary Urjan
feels that he is bound, to a considerable
extent, by assurances Minister bulltvan
made the rebels of last summer, and is
therefore Inclined to go as far as Is prac
ticable In attempting to insure the fair
ness of the elections. The Dominican
government, on the other hand. Is not 50
enthusiastic about the State Department
program
AUTO SKIDS; STRIKES POLE.
Machine Badly Damaged fli It Ilnua
Iron Shaft.
An automobile, bearing D C license No.
4771, and operated by an unidentified man,
while turning Into an alley on the west
side of Connecticut av cnue northwest, be
tween California street and Woming ave
nue, yesterday afternoon during the rain
skidded and ran into an electric light
pole
The pole was bent and the machine
badly damaged.
GIRL OF MYSTERY
IN COURT TODAY
Attorney for Mary Louise Ferris
Expects Her Release
Today.
Habeas corpus proceedings for the re
lease of Mary Louise Ferris, the "girl
of mystery," held at the House of De
tention by the police for "investigation,"
will be fought out today before Justice
Barnard In Circuit Court No. L
There are but two possible termina
tions In this case, freedom for the girl
that she might go her way unmolested
or deliverance to the Indiana authorities
to explain whether or not she had any
thing to do with a fake matrimonial
bureau which Martin Ferris, and his
wife, said to be her adopted parents, aro
alleged to have operated in Princeton,
Ind.
Attorney Matthew E. O'Brien, repre
senting the young woman, said last
night he felt confident of obtaining her
release today. If successful. Miss Ferris
expects to leave as soon .as she can
make arrangements for the Philippine
Islands, to live with a sister, whom
she considers dearer to her than her
foster parents.
Miss Ferris says her parents, are
dead, and since childhood she was reared
by Martin Ferris and his wife. Her
father was a Methodist preacher, she
said. .
At tse House of Detention yesterday
Miss Ferris spent a quiet day. She is
very nervous and does not eat heavily
and takes food only when she feels It
necessan to maintain her strength.
Still firm in her denials of any connec
tion with the fake matrimonial bureau her
foster parents are alleged to have con
ducted. Miss Ferris claims she Is being
persecuted bj the police in holding her.
SANTO DOMINGO
iKlSsmw -a TmMNfilStliiinBsWtR
'y. ? :rrnVz.
HERALD'S CHRISTMAS EDITION
Next Sunday, The Herald will outdo its splendid edition of jesterday, and issue a colored
Christmas section, in addition to the many attract he features now running. The paper will speak
for itself.
THE BEST WRITERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Will furnish fiction, humorous, historical and serious articles,, while the illustrations will be by
persons of national reputation Don't forget that next Sunday is the ChriMma edition of
THE SUNDAY HERALD.'
PELLAGRA VICTIM DIES.
trcond Case In Pennaylvnnla Medi
cal Itrcorda Provea Fatal.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 7 J. Raymond
Shaub. manager of a Lancaster County
drug firm, died toda in a local hospital
of pellfgra. This Is the second death
from this dfsease so far as known in
Pennlvanla, the other occurring about
three weeks ago in a Chester, Pa., hos
pital. Strange to say, the Chester
w Oman's home was only a few miles from
Mr Shaub's home, but so far as known
they never came In contact
Pellegra Is-a typical Southern disease,
and all efforts of the local. State, and
national health authorities have failed to
find the source of Infection Shaub has
been afflicted for a number of years, get
ting worse each attack.
WOMAN OF 95 DOTES
ON HER OLD CLAY PIPE
"When My Tooth Gits to AchinV' She
Says, "I Jnst Got to SmoL. j
Make It Stop."
Fort Smith, Ark, "Dec. 7 She was old,
diminutive, stoop-shouldered, and wrin
kled, and she gazed wistfully at the
throngs of travelers going to the trains
as she sat In the Texas and Pacific sta
tion in the afternoon. Whenever a man
passed breathing clouds of smoke from
his pipe or cigar she raised her head and
sniffed In seeming eager anticipation for
a whiff of the odor.
Finally she could stand It no longer.
and she fumbled about In her little bag
and pulled out a service stained clay
pipe. A glow of saUsf action came over
her face as her shaking fingers, holding
a lighted match, hovered over the bowl
of the pipe.
"Yes, I'm traveling quite a piece, and
I'm getting so tired of waiting for the
train." she said, as Mrs. Mae Wright.
the day matron, question her. "I came
with my daughter rrom up near vvaco.
My daughter don't like to have roe
smoke, but when my tooth gits to achln'
I Jest got to smoke to make It stop.
I've been smokln' off and on nigh onto
eighty j ears now. I've got about three
teeth left.
"Yes, I am getting along In years. I
was ninety-five last week. I get along
pretty spry, though, and I weigh only
seventy-eight pounds.
"GrandchlldrenT Lawsee, yes. I don't
know how many I've got. You see, I
had so many children and they all got
scattered so I don't know where some of
them are. I've had twenty children, but
only five of them are living."
She was Mrs. Mary Mays and was on
her way to Santo, Tex.
INDIAN AIDS AGED TEACHERS.
Gives Land for Home for Veteran
and Unemployed Pedagogues.
Muskogee, Okla.. Dec. 7. Mrs. J. A.
Wood, a Cherokee Indian woman, has
donated 200 acres of land on Brushy
Mountain, eight miles southeast of Mus
kogee, as a site for a club colony for
school teachers who are out of employ
ment or have broken down In the
service.
Mrs. Wood proposes that teachers who
are In active. work shall contribute small
amounts annually to build a clubhouse
in which the teachers may live.
Good OrsteawWeather.
Trr half neck steamed at Harvay's.
Ovsters are very good nowv Adr.
STEADY!
-
SENATE'S ITEMS
SHOWVARIETY
Razors, Mustang Liniment,
Gargling Oil and Floss Pit
lows in List
MARSHALL AUTO COSTLY
Cost $50 to Convey Wilson to and
from Capitol March A Vice
President Half Fare.
Raior, grapefruit knives, spools oi
red tape, horseshoes. 5.0GO pounds of tlm
othy hay, oats, meal and bran, straw,
arnica, gargling oil, mustang liniment,
and asafetlda are, among the items for
which expenditure was made out of the
contingent fund of the Senate for the
period since the Democratic party took
control last March, up to the end of the
last fiscal vear.s
This Information Is disclosed In the re
port of James M. Baker, Secretary of the
Senate, which has just been sent to the
Public Printer. Another surprising ex.
pendlture at first glance Is SZ728 for
Woodcock. The shock carried by this
Item was somewhat abated by the dis
closure that the expenditure was for the
services of Amos Woodcock as clerk to
Senator Jackson.
The mustang liniment, and horseshoes.
and the hay were for the Senate stables
In which are kept the horses to draw the
Senate messenger wagon. Just what the
grapefruit knives were used for was
not explained.
Among the other expenditures was $15.13
for floss pillows and numerous Items for
bags of salt for the Senators' bathroom,
mineral waters, tkxlcabs to convey Sena
tors from night sessions to their homes,
and numerous Items lor dinners furnished
to the Senate pages, detained at the
Capitol by late sessions of. the Senate.
Fifty Dollars Hound Trip.
In the bill of a local druggist were
Items for a:perln. Jamaica ginger, bromo
seltxer, horehound drops, quinine pills,
adhesive plaster, and a pond Illy.
The livery man who furnished a landau
with four horses to convey President Wil
son from the White House to and from
the Capitol for Inauguration was paid
ZA, while the service performed for Vice
President Marshall on tho same occasion
cost the Senate 5.
Vice President Marshall's automobile
drew heavily on the contingent fund. His
chauffeur is paid at the rate of 11,000 a
year. The first month the Vice Presi
dent was in office the Secretary of the
Senate paid a bill of S21130 for supplies
for the automobile; In April It cost JCT4S
more, while in June three different firms
presented bills aggregating about tizs for
supplies. '
Hen Lara Bis Firm.
Maiden Rock, Wis, Dec. 7. Mrs. Mary
Collets of Spring Valley, has a hen that
Is trying to make the eggs flt the price.
One day hut week she laid an egg meas
uring 6 1-! by S Inches in circumference,
and the next day one s 1-4 by ( Inches,
FIFTY RESCUED FROM FTRE.
Ulnae In rarlory Endangers San-
day "Work era.
XeW York. D 7 FtftV frlrl anrf ..
were rescued from death shortly after
noon today by firemen during a blaze at
Houston and Mercer streets. All were
employes of the Gutmann Novelty Com
pany. Which OCCTinlMt fh fifth flnAt rt a
ten-story frame building a block west of
uroaaway.
The fire started on the sixth floor, and
Chief XenVOn rSnnnrtu1 nn tti nnri
alarm. 1-lfteen engines pumped water In
to me Durning Duuding.
The firemen carried and guided all the
occupants down the fire escapes to
safety. Only one man was overcome by
smoke A high wind threatened for some
time to spread the fire.
HUNGER-THIRST STRIKE
FREES MRS. PANKHURST
Militant Takes from Jail to Hospital
Suffering from Pleurisy Women
Sacrifice Jewels for "Came."
London. Dec 7 After three das in the
nxeter Jail, during which time she had
maintained a continuous hunger and
thirst strike, Mrs. Pankhurst was re
leased late tonight and taken to a private
hospital. A medical certificate declares
her to be suffering from pleurisy.
News of her liberation reached London
while a big meeting of protest against her
imprisonment was being held. The an
nouncement was received with cheers
lasting several minutes.
Subscriptions amounting to JOO.000 were
collected at the meeting today, many
women sacrificing their jewelery to aid
the cause.
MONTGOMERY WARD
PNEUMONIA VICTIM
Multimillionaire, Originator of Mail
Order Business, Rose fron 25-Cents-
a-Day Apprenticeship.
Chicago, Dec 7. Montgomery Ward,
multimillionaire merchant, and origina
tor of mall order houses, died today at
his home in Highland Park. He was sev
enty years old. Mr. Ward rose from ap
prentice In a stave factory at a salary
of 25 cents a day to the presidency of
the JiO.000.000 concern which bears his
name.
Pneumonia was the immediate cause
of Mr. Ward's death, although he had
been In poor health as the result of a
fall sometime ago.
all Is Auto-proof.
Bancroft, S. Dale, Dec 7. While W.
M. Mason was motoring near Bancroft,
a calf Jumped In front of the auto when
the machine was running at high speed.
The calf was knocked down, and when
the car was stopped the animal was
found tightly wedged beneath it The
auto was raised, when the calf scrambled
to its feet and a few minutes later was
grazing beside the road as it it was a
common, everyday occurrence for It to
be run over by an auto.
Barton Holmes Cmlalog Philippines.
Today 3: JO. Columbia Theater. SSo to SI.
Adr.
SAYRES IN LONDON,
GUESTS OF PAGES
White House Bridal Couple Attend
Services at Westauflster Abbey
with-Ambasador aad Faauly.
London. Dec 7. Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Bowes Sayre arrived at Paddlngton
Station.' London, shortly before dawn
today, after an all-night Journey from
Plymouth. The Sayres remained In
their compartment until S o'clock, at
which time Ambassador Page arrived
at the station, greeted the bridal couple,
and escorted them to his residence. No.
6 Groavenor Square
After enjoying a hearty breakfast
with the Page family, the Sayres at
tended the services at Westminster
Abbey.
Later In the day Mr. Sayre said that
he and Mrs. bayre bad enjoyed the trip
on the George Washington, and that
neither had been affected In the slight
est by the rough weather the liner en-)
countered.
"Our entertainment aboard the
George Washington was the most
courteous possible." said Mr. Sayre.
"We were given carte blanche to every
forbidden nook and corner of the ves
sel. Wo were taken through the en
gine rooms, the steerage, and kitchens,
and were welcomed on the bridge and
in the wheel house We could not
possibly have had a better time. Mrs.
Sayro and I have both been In London
before, anc are very fond of the city.
We probably shall make a lengthy stay
here"
LIHLE TO BACK
F
Democratic House Probers, in
Report, Declare Most of
Charges Intangible.
M'DERMOTT CRITICISED
Dealings with Liquor Dealers and
George Homing Are Declared "Acts
of Grate Impropriety."
The Democratic members of the spe
cial committee of the House appointed
last July to Investigate the Mulhall lobby
charges has completed Its report, which
wlU be submitted In the House some time
next week. While the report Is lengthy
and exhausUve in Its review of the hear
ings, it tails to find anything tangible
In CoL Mulhall s allegations against the
probity of members of the House of Rep
resentatives, except as regards Repre
sentative James T. McDermott (Demo
crat), of Illinois. Even In the case of
go to the length of re"vjn.mndins acUcaJPr,cceJllng on htr voyage.
LttLirtximui e cnaracier.
The lobbying activities of the National
Association of Manufacturers are charac
terlxed as reprehensible, and surprise Is
expressed that law-abiding citizens who
comprise the rank and file of the associa
tion should have countenanced such
method". In regard to Representative
McDermott. the committee says
"Tour committee is of the opinion that
the most serious question of propriety af
fecting Mr. McDermott is not in connec
tion with the X. A. M.. or the other mat
ters above related, but grows out of his
acts and dealings with the Liquor Deal
ers' Association of the District of Colum
bia and with George Horning, one of the
pawnbrokers to which allusion has been
made"
"Tie report then recites In detail the
testimony of L H McMlchae! that Mc
Dermott said he had received 17.500 for
fighting the a,ntI-loan hark legislation,
and that the deal wa-i arranged at a
New York conference.
The report also sets forth the admission
of McDermott that he had borrowed sums
from pawnbrokers and still owed Horning
$1,000, and his denial that he received
thl or any other sum for opposing the
loan shark legislation.
Drallncs rrltli Ifarrv.
Then the committee grtes a synopsis
of the testimony concerning McDtrmott'a
borrowing SM0 from Hugh Harve. a
representative of the liquor dealers, while
the Washington excise bill was pending
Ihls loan the Representative did not re-
pay, Dut ne denied that it anected nis
stand en the excise legislation which the
liquor dealers were fighting.
"Your committee can go no further
than ascertain and report to the House
the facts as It finds them," sas the re
port. "We cannot read the heart and
CONT1NTJED ON PAGE THBLE.
TOLL OF TEXAS FLOOD
MAY REACH 150 LIVES
Swollen Rivers Leave Death and Suf
fering in Wake in Mad Race
to Gulf.
WORKMEN REPORTED DROWNED
Galveston, Tex, Dec 7 With the flood
waters of Brazos and Colorado rivers en
veloping every obstacle, the last lap of
the daedly race to the Gulf was entered
this afternoon, and fhe scenes of horror
were shifted from Bryan and earno to
Wharton and Eagle Lake, where the
same stories of death and misery are re
ported. Victoria and Richmond are the
two principal cities yet to be visited by
flood waters, and persons at these places
are fleeing to higher land.
Flood waters struck Wharton and Eagle
Lake this morning. Fifteen are .reported
to have lost their lives In these cities.
and many others are believed to be dead.
The housetops are crowded with persons
and no rescue boats are to be had, all
being- engaged In the districts further up
stream. Several other bodies hare been
found near Bryan and Hearne. The
known dead at present number-ninety-one.
More than a score have been miss
ing for several days and it Is estimated
that the toll of the flood will reach 150.
Horseshoe Bend was overwhelmed at
dusk and Wo persons are lrr trees.. Calls
for help cannot be heeded before morn
ing. Ninety persons in the gin house at
Wharton are singing and praying: An
unconfirmed report says SO negroes and
Mexican workmen were drowned below
Eagle Lake this afternoon.
The flood waters win reach the Gulf
sometime tomorrow or Tuesday and crews
will be stationed to recover such dead as
have not been round. Thi estimated dam
age to date U SW.C0O.0Ou.
Railroads and fanners tre the largest
losers.
197TAKENFR0M
SHIPINFLAMES
AS STORM RAGES
Steamer Snanee Rescues Pas
sengers of the Rio Grande
Daring Darkness.
HIGH SEA IMPERILS BOATS
Wireless Report Ores Few Details,
Hurricane Sweping Toward
Both Vessels.
Norfolk. Dec 7.-WliIIe fire raged In
the hold of the steamer Itlo Grande, th
steamer Suanee. of the Merchants anc?
Miners line, before daybreak this morn
ing rescued the Rio Grande's 137 passen
gers" In mid-ocean.
Tho rescue occurred SB miles north
west of Diamond Shoals. The ltiu
Grande, after her crew failed to subdue
the flames In one of her forward holds,
sent a wireless call for assistance.
The Suanee. which was within a few
miles of the burning ship, picked tha
message up and hurried to the burning
vessel. She reached the Rio Granda
shortly after A o'clock and sent life
boats to take oft her passengers. The
Rio Grande also had her lifeboats)
ready and the "passengers w ere trans
ferred safely, out with Borne difficulty.
A high southwest wind caused a choppy
tea and therewas danger of tha Ufo
boats- being crushed against the sides
of the two steamers.
The rescue accomplished in darkness U
regarded here as the moat thrillinx- re
corded In some time The excellent dis
cipline of the crew of both vess-ls Is be
lieved to be responsible for the success
ful transfer of the passengers from the
burning vessel to the Suanee
A Ore Several Days.
While only meager details of the firs
and rescue have been received here. It is
said that the ship evidently had been on
tire for several days, but the passengers
probably did not know or It until It was
decided to send for assistance and trans
fer them to another ship.
One report received here says th
Suanee. after taking off the Rio Granda
passengers, stood by the ship and helped
to fight the flames. When the tire was
under control, the report says, the pas
sengers again were transferred to tha
Rio Grande and she continued on her
oage.
Another report says some of the pas
sengers are still ,on the Swanmore, but
tne mo arande a in no danger and is
Tonight warnings -vere sent notifying?
the vessels of a severe southwest storm
now sweeping the coast. The wind in
Norfolk tonight is thirty-sir miles an
hour. At Hatteras. It is said to be much
greater and increasing In velocity.
SNOWSTORM RIDES IN ON
WINGS OF HIGH WIND
Considerable damage was done last
tdgbt by the wind storm which swept
over the city. While It could not be
compared with the cyclonic wave that
tislted Washington three months ago. a
number of buildings under construction
were Injured and many window panes
shattered.
Shortly after midnight a brisk snow
storm rode in on the wind. The whita
flakes swirled and blew around the street
lamps and the wind howled down chim
neys in the regular and approved winter
fashion
Several pieces of corrugated iron. ued
as roofing on a buildins under construc
tion In Fourteenth stret northwest, be
tween Columbia road and Irving street,
were ripped off and blown across tho
street. The combined weight of these
pieces would easily reach 500 pounds.
A board fence at Ninth and E streets
northwest blew over hortly before S
o'clock, falling on Mrs E. Roberts, forty
fire jears old. of 130 E street southeast
She was removed to Emergency Hospital,
suffering from seeral slight bruises.
A large window on the south side ot
the District Building was smashed when
It was slammed to with great force by
the wind
V number of billboards and fences were
blown down and roofs partially ripped
off.
STORM SWEEPING UP COAST. -
ohlna Pnt Into Hampton It on da for
Shelter.
Norfolk, Va.. Dec 7 A big storm is
reported sweeping up the oast and sev
eral tessels have sought shelter in
Hampton Roads.
Storm warnings are displaced alons
the expected path of the storm and
some Xear Is felt for the safety of ves
sels whose course Is known to He In
the direction of the approaching hurri
cane. JOHN D. AIDS OLD WOMAN.
Tal.cn Her Home In Auto Dnrln,x
Blinding: Snovratnria.
Cleveland. Ohio. Dec 7. John D. Rocke
feller prevented Miss Frances Twltt, seventy-five
years old. from walking home
through the blinding snow by persuading
her to tide with him In his motor car
after the services at Euclid Avenue Bap
tist Church.
"You're too old to venture into the
storm. You bad better come with me In
my car." he told her.
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