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TSO. 2681V
One Hundred Passengers," In
cluding Five AriSSoais
Reported Cremated.
Train Then 1$ Turned Loose Down
Frightful Grade Into Bluing
Juarez, Mexico. Feb. 8.-A story reached
the offices of the Mexico" Northwestern
this evening from Pearson that It Is be
lieved that all passengers on the train
held up by bandits at Cumbre were
locked in the cars before the train was
turned loose down the frightful grade
into a burning tunnel.
It Is said that all were burned.
There were 100 passengers on the train.
Including five Americans, officials of the
Mexico Northwestern Railway, and other
American companies. Earlier it was be
lieved that the Americans had been taken
prisoners by the bandit croup and that
they had been taken into the hills by
the bandits.
Cunboi Seek Bandits.
The men are Supt. Marcus J. Gil
martin, of the Juarez division of the
railroad. Assistant Supt. Scofleld, Con
ductor John E. WebBter, Engineer E. J.
McCutchen. and Route Agent Marders. of
the Wells-Fargo Express Company. A
other American named 'Williams, an enr
ploye of the Madera Company, also is
believed to have been a passenger on me
Appeals were made to the American
State Department today by officials of
the Madera Company, Ltd.. lor assist'
ance. The officials also notified Gen.
Villa at Chihuahua and Gen. E. Agulrre
Benavides at Juarez of the situation.
Posses composed of cowboys from the
Bablcora ranch, the lumber yard hands
at Madera and Pearson and native Mexi
can residents have set out to scour the
surrounding country and mountains for
the bandits. Late dispatches tonight saia
that no trace of the Americans or others
had been found.
Koree Thousands Into Army.
Mexico City. Feb. 6. The muster of
men into the Mexican army Is proceeding
with the greatest severity. Recruits are
being taken from the streets by the
There has been considerable fighting to
day elefce to Tamplcu. Reports say that
the federals have been driven into the
town and that an attack upon the city
may be expected at any moment.
A meeting of the Catholic party was
held today when it was decided to bus
,pend publication of thelr'ergan. It fur
'flier .was decided to" abstain, front ad
participation In politics for the present.
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Woman Accused by Mercury Vic
tim. Sought by Police.
eraal t The Waahtagtoa Herald.' x .
Philadelphia. Pa.. Feb. & Facing death
from bichloride of mercury poisoning.
nftn-year-old Hattle Spear told the po
lice today the name of a woman who,
she fcald, had furnished her with the
deadly tablets to commit suicide.
City-wide search was immediately be
gun for the poison giver. A description
of the woman, who is about twenty-two
years old, was sent to every police sta
tion. Meanwhile physicians at the Jeffer
son Hospital, where the girl was taken
Wednesday after she had swallowed
twenty-two and a half grains of the
poison In a lowntown drug store, were
exerting every effort to save her life.
The girl, fully conscious, discussed
with physicians and nurses her chances
for recovery. She was in good spirits
and when an organ grinder In Tenth
street played a popular air the girl smiled
and hummed the tune.
Eaatrrn Slountaln Climbers Halve
Thrilllnsr Kxperlence In Nevada
Special to The Washington Herald.
Reno. Feb. 6. R. B. llawley. a banker,
with three companions from the East,
during a pleasure trip on Peavlne Moun
tain range, were caught in a record
breaking blizzard. They were buried in
their tent under twelve feet of snow near
the summit and did not see the light of
day for a week.
While Imprisoned, the party was sup
plied with clothing and ammunition and
enjoyed a unique and thrilling experi
ence. They could hear the groanlngs of
cougars, which approached and partly
dug a snow tunnel, which later made an
exit for the party.
Taxpayer Appeals to Court to Re
strain Mayor Mitchel.
Special to The Waahinrton Herald.
New York. Feb. 6. Opposition to the
selection of Col. George W. Goethals as
head of the New Tork police department.
which has been manifested In certain
quarters ever since Mayor Mitchel made
known- his plans In connection with the
builder of the Panama Canal, were car
ried Into court today. I
Joseph J. O'Reilly, acting as a tax
payer, applied to Supreme Court Justice
BUur for an Injunction to restrain Mayor
Mitchel from advocating the adoption of
any law that would give Goethals com
plete control over the police.
British. Subjects In Manila Denounce
Being; Barred from United States.
Epreial Cable to The Waahlmtoo Herald.
Manila. P. L Feb. fc British East
Indians to the number of 300 met
here today to protest against the action
of the authorities In refusing to give
them certificates enabling them to pro
ceed to the United States. The speakers
declared that they did not claim free
entry to America for British Indians, but
they argued that those now In the Philip
pines were entitled to admission to the
United States. One of the orators said
that the loyal subjects of King George
naa Deen insmcea Dy tne immigration
authorities, both here and In the United
City Honors Dead Editor.
Special b, The Waahiafton Herald.
Sioar City, Iowa. Feb. . With practi
cally every place of business In the, city
closed for an hour as a last tribute,
George D. Perkins, late editor and pub
lisher of the Journal, and member of
Congress from 1SS1 to 1S33, will be buried
this afternoon, s
Friends Here. Ho Wot BeUeve Re
port of , DlanaWemnt.
Washington friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward H. Sothern. tho latter formerly
Julia. Marlowe., laat night expressed
thelr'dlsbellef In the report of any dis
agreement between them. In fact, let
ters receivedfrom .Mrs. Botaern within
the last day or so. written from Mr.
and Mrs. Bothern's home In New York
Cityj where she ,1s staying. Indicate
that there la- entire harmony between
Mrs. Sothern states that ber condi
tion Is better, and that the physicians
hare decided not to operate, and that
she merely needs absolute rest and
quiet to restore her health.
Skipper Who Mas Crossed Atlantic
t)00 Times Says Last Crowned All.
Special to Tht Washington Herald.
New York. Feb. 6. Battered by storm
and mountainous seas, the American
liner St Paul arrived here today. CapL
F. M. Passow, who has crossed the At
lantic 900 times, said the voyage was
the roughest in his seafaring career.
Iron stanchions and heavy teak rails
were carried away, port poles " were
smashed and lifeboats demolished.
ThrCe Cleveland Ball Players Stage
Hero Act in a Domestic
Special to The Witnrtm HeraVJ.
New Orleans, Feb. & Manager Joe
Birmingham. Pitcher Stcen, and Trainer
Hltt, of the Cleveland team, tonight
saved the live of a woman here when
her husband attempted to kill her. The
three ball players board with Mrs.
Leonard Kelffer near the, ball park. Mrs.
Kelffer Is separated from her husband.
The little family were at dinner. It was
a merry party. Joe was telling how
good the Naps were when in rushed
Kelffer. a SCO-pound giant, pistol In
hand. Mrs. Kelffer promptly fainted, and
the little Keiffers shrieked.
"So this is the man you love." shout
ed Kelffer. pointing at Hltt. The big
trainer Immediately realized he was
to be the hero of the drama. He closed
with Kelffer. wrestling the pistol from
the intruder and knocking him down.
Birmingham and Steen came to his as
sistance. "You tend to the lady, Joe." said
Hltt. "and. Steen. you phone for the
cops: I'll hold this guy." and he did
until nine policemen arrived.
Kelffer was taken .to Jail, and alas!
Hltt also. . He is held as a witness, but
Blrrningtiaai la "hustling around to get
nlm paroled. ' " "
Ena-IIsh Wamhlp Mar Br Sent to
Pnnlsh Corsairs.
Bombay. Feb. S. Pirates in the Per
sian Gulf have attacked and looted two
Indian vessels near Bueshlre, killing
the captain of one of the ships and
wounding several members of the
News of the attacks was received
today. A British warship may be sent
to punish the Corsairs.
ISlKht Prrfeh In Flame nnd Many
Are Injured.
Bombay. Feb. 6. More than 100 men
and women were trapped In the upper
story of a confectionary store In the
Bazaar today, when fire broke out on
the third floor. Eight are known to
have perished, and more than a score
are missing.
The flames spread rapidly to sur
rounding buildings, and for several
hours the entire Bazaar was threat
ened. Many were injured by leaping
from the windows.
Porte Makes Daring Cenceeslona to
Feminist Movement.
Constantinople. Feb. The Turkish
government is taking some Important
steps in connection with the feminist
movement. It has been decided to ad
mit women to the university where spe
cial courses of lectures In hygiene, gynae
cology, domestic science and women's
rights will be delivered.
Considering the position of Turkish
women, heretofore, this action on the
part of the government is one of extreme
Tobacco Interests Alarmed by Bill
Fathered by Lead Ins; Conservative.
Ottawa. Ontario. Feb. 8. The prohibi
tion of the manufacture, sale and Im
portation of clgaretes and cigarette pa
pers besought In a bill to be Introduced
In the llouse of Commons by Andrew
Broder, a prominent Conservative mem
ber. ' Because of the influence of Broder In
the House, tobacco Interests are alarmed
greatly by the bin.
Alberto Terrazas. Family Worth $40,-
000.000. Poor from War. Gets
a Job on Farm.
Special to The Waahinxtoa Herald.
El Paso. Tex, Feb. 6. His Immense
income tied up by three years of rev
olutions. Alberto Terrazas, of the fam
ily whose name In Mexico is a syno
nym for great wealth, .has been com
pelled to go to work for a living.
This Information, as astounding in
Mexico and along the border as simi
lar! news affecting a Rockefeller or a
Vanderbllt would be in the United
btates, Decame Known here today on
Terrazas departure for Pasadena, CaL
near .Pasadena -rerrazas expects to
lease a small farm, which he will worir
The Income of the Terrazas famii
fortune, estimated at 135,000.000 to
jiu.uoo.UQO gold. 'is now tied up. in
" iicuci viwiury ii may oe
lost, as it has been declared confiscated.
Vat 11 antltMH A. AVI. 4 H.liL
l-r round trip every Saturday & Sun-
dav. All train hnth waw.. .. j
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Springs from Corner of Parlor
and Jmoots Down Mar
ried Woman.
Newark Police Face Deepest Mystery
of Years No Motive Advanced
for Murder.
Special to The Waahlnrtoo 11 en U.
Newark. N. J.. Feb. 16.-Mrs. Harriet
Manning In her mother's home at 119
Warren street. Newark, was called by
her sister tonight to greet a woman
"I I can't see who you are; we haven't
lighted the gas." said Mrs. Manning as
she stepped Into the dark parlor. She
struck a match and lifted her arms to
the burner. Her face was brightly out
lined against the shadowy walls.
A shot blazed. A woman with veiled
face, but apparently young, and of strlk.
Ing features sprang from a corner of the
Mrs. Manning had fallen to the floar
beside a couch. A bullet had struck
her chin and passed upward through the
The other woman leaned over her and
fired again, deliberately. The last bullet
went through the back of the helpless
victim. But the first had killed her.
Mrs. Harriett Cobb, the mother of Mrs.
Manning, rushed Into the room with her
other daughter, Mrs. William Riley.
Xo Motive for Murder.
The gas had not been lighted. They
rushed Into the flare of two revelver
shots, but the shots missed them. The
woman flew 'past them. Into the street
and away.
The police of Newark dropped minor
business and put the entire detective
force on the most unusual case of murder
in twenty-five years the murder of a
woman by a woman without apparent
It was admitted tonight that they were
at work on a theory that the slayer as
actuated by Jealousy.
Mrs. Manning was the wife of Charles
Manning, owner of the Mountainside
Garage In Montclalr. The couple had
been separated for more than a year.
Mrs. Manning was an unusually at
tractive woman.
From her mother and sister, who
were taken to police headquarters and
questioned. It was learned that there
v. ere several men who boarded In the
Cobb home. One of them was John
The police are trying to find Zink'a
address, and also are looking up the
addresses of the other men. on the
theory that the wife of one of them
may have done the shooting.
Forced In Float Loon aa Itesult ot
Bnlknn Troubles.
Vienna. Feb. S. The enormous cost
to Austro-Hungary of the Balkan wars
was shown today, when It became
known that the Hung Ian government
within a. short time will plsce a 1100,
000.000 loan with the Rothschild group
of capitalists. The securities insuring
the loan will be sold mainly in Ger
many. The money will be used to defray
expenses Incurred by Austro-Hungary
during the Balkan crisis, when Aus
trian troops were mobilized and busi
ness and Industries were badly ham
pered by the calling out of the re
Mattle Ray Told Philadelphia ro
llre Fictitious Stor.
eiFecial to The Wadiinfton Herald.
Philadelphia. Feb. 6. After Mattle
Ray. who had been found In Chestnut
street, claiming to be lost, had told
Captain of Detectives Cameron a fic
titious tale of being lured from her Vir
ginia home by a false lover, she was
recognized by a detective. hen Capt.
Cameron said to the girl:
"You have until 1 o'clock to get out
of Philadelphia. That gives you one
"I won't need It at all." sho replied.
"There's a train for Staunton, Vtu. at
12:47 o'clock, and I don't like Philadel
phia, anyhow."
Five Killed In Ship Crash.
Lisbon, Feb. . The Greek steamship
DImltri was sunk today In a collision
with the steamer Lutetia, off Cape Razo.
A wireless message reported that Ave
members of the crew of the Lutetia were
The Paper for the People
The last two months has shown in the most convincing manner that the read
ing public, as well as the business world, recognize the supremacy of
The Sunday Herald
Its circulation is steadily increasing and there are considerable gains in its advertising. This is due
to the excellence of the contents of the paper. Its news section has the latest happenings, received from
two great press association!; while the local events are furnished by the best corps of reporters in Wash
ington, illustrated by the best photographers, and Manz. The Herald's cartoonist.
Sporting Section This is recognized as being without an equal, with new features in every issue.
Clark Griffith has talb with Sporting Editor Peet that have a gripping interest.
Miss Natalie Sumner Lincoln gives the latest doings of society and Miss. Margaret Wade tells of the
gowns worn by the leaders. The fraternal and society clubs of Washington are all represented, and
considerable space is devoted to the schools. The financial department is recognized as an authority
among the business men.
The Magazine Section is contributed to by Theodore Roosevelt; James Morgan goes over the path
of Napoleon 100 years after his downfall; humorous articles by recognized geniuses like John Kendrick
Bangs, who contributes' "The Genial Idiot;" George V. Hobart, who sees life with John Henry: M. Quad,
the veteran Western humorist. There is fiction by Gilbert K. Chesterton, who contributes a "Father Brown"
story; by Richard Marsh, who contributes a Judith Lee detective tale, and special short stories by other
The Comic Section is the .funniesf'in the world, while the pages of fashion are helpful to every
Examiner Blatrtt for Jfew York, Job,
It la Reported.
Breda! to The vraihbutoa Herald.
New Tork, Feb. (.Charles II. Starek,
national bank examiner for New York, is
slated for manager of the Federal reserve
bank of New York, which Is to have a
capital stock exceeding 120.000.000.
Mr. 8tareks selection was learned to
night from a government official who en
Joys the most confidential relations" with
Secretary McAdoo and John Skelton Will
iams. Comptroller of the Currency, who
with Secretary Houston, constitute the
committee on reserve bank organization.
From the same source it waa learned
that President Wilson has under consid
eration for appointment as member of
the Federal reserve board for the district
of New York the names of A. Barton
Hepburn, chairman of the board of direc
tors of the Chase National Bank, and
Paul M. Warburg, or the firm of Kuhn,
Loeb & Co. .
Quits Women Social and Political
Union and Starts Organization
of Her Own.
London. Feb. 6. A, split In the militant
suffrage forces has divided the Pankhurst
family Itself. Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, who
has been heading the movement In East
London, has' broken away from the par
ent organization known as tne women s
Social and Political Union, and has
formed und Independent body which has
been named the East London Federation
of Suffragettes.
This move has been expected for some
time owing to long standing differences
between the "W. S. P. U." headquarters
and Sylvia, who had a habit of conduct
ing her militant campaigns without con
sulting the others.
Mls Sylvia's chief lieutenant haa been
Miss Seeley Emerson, the American girl
who has been sentenced to Jail many
times and haa made many thrilling
Body of Representative Taken to
the Jersey Home.
Passaic, N. J.. Feb. 6. The body of
Representative Robert G. Bremner, who
died in Baltimore yesterday of cancer,
was brought home today. Tf?) remains
were accompanied by Mrs. Kemner and
other members of the family.
The funeral will be held on Monday af t-
President Wilson will send Secretary
Joseph P. Tumulty as his personal rep
resentative to the funeral, others wno
will attend from Washington are the
entire New Jersey Congressional delega
tion, and Representatives Johnson, of
Kentucky: George, Cars Frouty. Kelster.
Welllri. Wlnslow, Ashbrook, Fess, and
Chicago Local Option Election Peti
tion Falls for Lack of Signatures
Chicago, Feb. S. There will be no wet
and dry election In Chicago this year.
The petitions prepared for bringing the
saloon Issue before the people In the
April election were found to lack the
necessary 7S,O0o signatures. Announce
ment that the petition could not be filed
was received with great Joy by politic
ians who do not wish to see saloons
driven from Chicago.
It was declared In some quarters that
the female vote would have ousted all
tb saloons In the city if the Issue were
decided this year.
MiTCdlah Peasants 'Willing; to Pay
lllahrr Taxes to Increase Army.
Stockholm. Feb. 6. A remarkable
patriotic demonstration was made today
when more than 30.000 peasants and
artisans marched to the palace and pre
sented a petltlor to King Gustave ask
ing that the national defenses be
The marchers said that they were will
ing to pay higher taxes In order that the
army be Increased and new warships
added to the navy.
Argentine Minister Introduces New
Dunce to Replace the Tanro.
Paris. Feb. S. A new Argentine dance
known as the "Pericon" haa been Intro
duced in Paris by the Argentine Minister
to replace the tango. It Is being danced
exclusively in the salons.
The Pericon" resembles the old pa-
vane with waltz steps Interposed. It Is
easy to learn.
The Sunday Herald
Meeting of Scientists Is Dis
turbed When $1,000 Tab
let Strays Away.
Dr. Robert Abbe Tells Doctors that
Disease in First Stages Yields to
Action of Nlineral.
Imagine the situation If the doors
had really been closed on the SO physi
cians and surgeons Vho attended the
symposium on radium In the Univer
sity Club last night and some of MaJ.
Sylvester's detectives had been sum
moned to search the eminent and other
members of the gathering for Dr. Rob
ert Abbe's brass button, which con
tained 11,000 worth of the precious ele
ment! Well, for nearly five minutes after the
close of the famous New York surgeon's
lecture on the therapeutic uses of
radium It was a case of "button, button.
ho's got the button 7" Of course, the
button turned up but It was so slow
In appearing that there was not a lit
tle excitement. Many sighs ot relief
were uttered when at last the shiny lit
tle object was thence restored to Dr.
The button, about aa wide as a 2S-cent
piece and three times as thick, contained
ten milligrams of radium, which could
be seen through a little mica window In
the top of the button. In the course of
his lecture. Dr. Abbe took It out of a
vest pocket and had It passed around for
the Inspection of his audience. "Please
don't unscrew the top." he remarked,
'the particle inside is worth J1.000."
The Button Mlsslnc
Then Dr. Abbe produced a small tube,
which, when being used, he said, con
tained sixty milligrams ot radium, or
JS.000 worth.
"This, however." he said, with a smile,
"Is a dummy. I have made several like
It for exhibition purposes."
As soon aa Dr. Abbe finished his talk
and the applause subsided. Dr. J. J. Rich
ardson, head ot the society, under whose
auspices the symposium was held, stepped
to the platform and called for the radium
"Who has Dr. Abbe's button, please?"
There as no response.
The J1.000 button, please." Dr. Richard
son called, louder.
Dead silence.
"Dr. Abbe's 11.000 button, full of radium,
please." he repeated, still louder and
with a trace of annoyance.
The room began to buzz. There waa
much nervous laughter and somebody
said, "Close the doors: The audience
was standing now and Dr. Richardson
had to clap his bands for order.
The Button Found.
Somebody came forward with Dr.
Abbe's S,0 glass "dummy."
"But that's not the button." Dr. Rich
ardson snapped. "Where's Dr. Abbe's
11.000 button." he cried.
Another doctor pushed through the
throng and extended his closed hand to
Dr. Richardson. The latter grasped the
hand eagerly and then looked up in dis
"But these aro only Prof. Duane's
tubes: ' he exclaimed.
Dr. Abbe, owner of the button, was
standing to one side, smiling at the con
fusion. It Is hard to say what might
have happened had the button not ap
peared. But when the excitement waa
at its height Dr. Louis S. Greene, who
had been slowly making his nay from
the extreme rear of the room, stepped
up and pressed the little brass article
Into Dr. Richardson's palm. The tatter's
list closed on It Joyously and he moved
with noticeable alacrity in handing It
back to Its owner.
Then everybody laughed and the doc
tors adjourned to the supper table.
The members of the Washington So
ciety of Opthalmologists and Otologists
and their more than 100 guests were
visibly Impressed by Dr. Abbe's lecture rn
the use of radium in the treatment of
cancer. In which he said that there is no
cure yet demonstrated for all cases of
cancer nor for any case In an advanced
stage, but that radium has cured many
cases in the early stage and that It has
Justified hope of further conquest. Dr.
Abbe was Introduced by Dr. Richardson
as the surgeon who has had more clinical
experience In the use of radium than
anybody else In America.
Dr. Abbe Illustrated his talk with photo
graphs and plaster casts which showed
how radium, applied externally, and
sometimes Internally that Is. a tube
placed within an Incision had cured all
sorts of tumors or cancers in the primary
Nupreme Court ( ReversesDeclsIon
Reinstating- Her.
Srtrial to Th Wiahiatton HrraM.
New Tork. Feb. . The. appellate divi
sion of the Supreme Court- today reversed
the decision handed down by Justice Sea
bury last November, In which be rein
stated Mrs. Bridget Pelxotto. who had
been removed from " her position aa
teacher In the public schools for being
absent to become a mother.
Today's decision', which was unanimous,
held that Mrs. Pelxotto should have
applied to the State commissioner of
education for reinstatement Instead of
to the courts and dismissed the writ of
mandamus by which Justice. Seabury re
stored the teacher to her old position.
Mrs. Pelxotto will carry the case to the
Court of Appeals.
Machine of Representnllte Konop
Hits Ash Wagon.
Slippery pavements caused the automo
bile of Representative Thomas F. Konop.
of Wisconsin, to skid yesterday'aftcmoon
at New Jersey avenuo and M street
northwest, crashing Into an ash wagon
driven by Robert Miller, of 415 Washing
ton street north nL
The Representative was driving his ma
chine at the time of the accident. As a
result of the collision the front axle of
the automobile was broken.
"College Daze" Does Not Exist. Excise
Board Tells Members of Vaughn
Bible Class.
If you were a college student In Wash'
Ington and wanted to Join a club where
the merry tinkle of Ice In narrow glasses
lent a musical note to the noise of con
vlvial gatherings, it wouldn't do you a
bit of good to get elected to a Greek
letter frat. Nothing doing! Our frat
houses are simply stationary water
wagons, where the ebullient soph and
the staid old senior are encouraged In
the practice of teetotallsm.
Lest cynical folk who have noticed
divers young men In gladsome raiment
disporting themselves In cabs and afoot
In the little hours ot the morning dis
believe, no less an authority Is cited than
Joseph C, Sheeny, chairman of the Dis
trict Excise Board. Mr. Sheeny has
written a leter to the corresponding sec
retary of the Vaughn Bible Class of Cal
vary Baptist Church assuring his correM
spondent that all college fraternity houses
in vtasmngton are utterly "dry.
Something It may have been mere Idle
rumor Impelled the member of the
Vaughn Bible Class to make Inquiry. Sev
eral of them are college fraternity men
themselves, and they wanted to be defin
itely informed as regards the uee of In
toxicants at fraternity smokers and sim
liar occulons. The tncjailry was promptly
answered by Mr- Sheehy. who'sald that
college fratemitiea-'are not permitted to
servo drinks stronger than coffee or gin-
gerale on any occasion
PrnnayM anlan Dies with Oar, After
Kxplmatatlon to Other.
Sfwial to Th Wa.lusstoci Herald.
Greensburg. Pa.. Feb. S. I can't love
two girls. I love, you as well as the next
one. I guess when you see me next time
I will be dead. I haven t money to get
married now. I am going out tonight
and take my friend for a ride. She will
die with me. It will be a case of love
and die for love. Good-bye."
This note addressed to Miss Bertha Mil
ligan. of Unlontown. by John McFad
den and received by her today explains
a remarkable tragedy which occurred last
night when McFaddcn killed Anna Lute
and then himself. McFadden took the
Lute girl, who waa only sixteen years old
for an automobile ride. They were found
sitting upright in the car shot dead.
Between them was a revolver lth three
chambers fired. In the clothing of the
young man was found this note:
"If you want to know the reason why.
or our troubles, ask or write to Brtha
Mllllgan. Unlontown."
Officer Martha Dies of Wounds Sus
tained In Arrestlns: Gunman.
Spma! to Tim Waahloztoa Herald.
New York. Feb. 6. The latest victim of
a gunman In New Tork City. Policeman
Edward Murtha, who was shot by an
Italian gangster in Brooklyn last night,
died today. James O'Connor, who was
wounded while trying to prevent the
Italian's escape. Is In a serious condi
tion. The Italian, who was arrested, said he
was Giuseppe Arino. Detectives can find
no one who would admit knowing the
Relatives Find Bank Books and
Deeds In lint.
Srerial to The Waahlntttm Herald.
New Britain. Conn.. Feb. . Heirs of
Patrick Cougblln. searching his hut In
which he had lived for forty-five years,
today found bank books showlng'that he
had S37.00) In savings banks. They also
discovered that he owned real etate
which would bring his fortune to 160.000.
Coughlln, aged seventy-four, had never
earned more than SI per day, and lived
aa a recluse.
More Valuable Cars Stolen in New
York Despite Many Recent
Special to The Washington Herald.
New York, Feb. S. A gang of automo
bile thieves, led by a woman, today stole
a landaulet in West USth street and
thus gave notice that the outbreak of
auto thefts which the police thought
they had stayed by the wholesale arrest
was not 'yet a tilng of the past.
Today's theft la one of a series. Night
before last a valuable car disappeared
from the same neighborhood, and a few
days before that a motorcycle waa stolen.
Late last night a woman called Sam
uel Llchtensteln. proprietor ot a garage
at 63 West USth street, on the 'phone and
ordered a landaulet to be sent to No. 151,
same street.
The hall-boy will tell you where to
find me when the machine arrives," ex
plained the voice.
While the chauffeur was In the hall
Inquiring for the woman who had or
dered the car the machine disappeared.
Hotel Waedaxeek. Jfsw Tsrk Cttv.
Sulet ant in the b.art of tttscsv A4t.
Compromise Is Reached oa
Measures to Regulate Disr
trict Business.
Feature of Iowa Representative's Reso
lution that Was Ignored by Ken
tuckian to Have'Place.
By JOSEPH P. AJ-.-s-I.iT.
A compromise understanding on tha
Prouty insurance regulation measure
and the Johnson bill striking at Inter
locking control of District financial in
stitutions virtually as reached yester
day. As a result the subcommittee of
the House District Committee, which haa
been considering the two measures, la
expected to make a report in a few daym.
The measure which will result from
this understanding will prohibit Inter
locking control of all financial institu
tions in the District with the exception
of national banks, which are prohibited
from such control by the new Federal
reserve act. In addition an all-important
feature of the Prouty bill, prohibit
ing interlocking Interests between Insur
ance Cflmrjanlpi. and hlrta- a ih.t. ....
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uerwritlng contracts, which was ignored
i, me junnjon oiii, win De incorporated
in the new measure.
The compromise represents concessions
on the part of both Mr. Prouty and Mr.
Johnson. Judge Prouty wrote the ma
jority report on the insurance investiga
tion, and framed his bill on the findings
of fact In that report. Johnson dis
sented and wrote a- minority report.
Later, he Incorporated In a bill aimed
at local financial Institutions, all except
one of the provisions of the Prouty bill.
The evil aimed at In this one provision
was considered by the majority of th
Investigating committee as the keystone
of the arch by which loose insurance
methoda are possible in the District.
Supervision Is Proalded.
The measure as it will h. rnti ,
provides that all companies Inviting de-
fvajus vi inuiicy irom me general public,
excepting national banks, and also com
panies engaged in the business of writing
life. Are, health, or accident insurance.
onains ana surety companies and those
writing contracts of Indemnity, shall be
financial institutions within tho mnm,.
of the act. These companies are made
subject to the following rules:
A organization plans, literature, ad
vertising: .and other nmrnntlnn M.ti.1
of proposed companies must first be sub
mitted to the superintendent of Insurance.
ur nis approval, except In the case of
banking InsUtutlona.Kjen theComt
troller of the Currency must pass on
them. ,
The same requirements must be met by
established companies .desiring to Increase
their capital stock or to reorganize.
Such literature must state what per
centum o. f e subscriptions desired to the
capital stot.! Is to be expended for pro
motion expenses, and such expenses shall
not exceed 10 per centum of the desired
lilts at Real Kstate Firms.
All dividends must be paid from the ao
tml earnings of the company for tha
next preceding dividend period.
No such company may own. directly or
indirectly, any stock In another cor
poration, nor shall an officer or director
in any such mrnnrafiftn h. UM Am.. ..
director In a co-npetinjr corporation.
-."a a trust rompsny autfcarised 1
do real rtatr bnsloess shall, fer the
purpura or this art. be construed t
r In mmprtltlon nlth any other eon
psny orajanlard for the purpoor or rar
rjlais: ou n real estate business or real
estate operations.
No financial institution shall invest
niOr tllUl. ?l Tfr PPnt Af Ifa ivmikln.J
capital and surplus In real estate, but
this shall not stop a corporation from
acquiring by foreclosure property upon
which It ha.t a bona ride lien, provided
u uispo-.es or the property within three
years from the date or stirh fr..
Before obtaining .. lfiiiHi nn ln.iT,.
ance company must tile with the super-
imenaeni oi insurance an afndutit by
Its president or other officer, that It Is
not a party to any rate-fixing asree-
ment and lian nnl h.ti ih...
months prior to the application for a
license to uo business in tne District,
nnr &hnll a ln h ciiiImI until
the superintendent shall have assured
After discussing for an hour and a halt
the Norris resolution to reopen the in
vestigation of the New York. New Haven
andHartford Railroad the Senate allow
ed It to go over for further discussion
H. G. S. Noble. H. K. Pomroy and G.
If. Campbell discussed Owen stock ex
change bill before Banking and Cur-
rtney Committee.
Senator Nelson introduced bill for the
Federal incorporation of corporations do
ing Interstate business.
Revised articles of war reducing num
ber of capital offenses were reported
favorably by Committee on Military Af
fairs. Fortification appropriation bill carry
ing JS.STC.M0 was reported by the Appro
priations Committee.
Discussion of Smith-Lever agricul
tural extension bill was continued.
Subcommittee of the Commerce Com
mittee heard charges against J. II. Mc
Neil-, appointed consul at Nuremburg,
Interstate Commerce Committee de
cided to hold further conference with
President Wilson on the Interstate trade
commission bill.
Adjourned until noon today.
Held night session beginning debate on
Shackelford good roads bill, which pro
poses Federal aid for malntenence ot
State and county highways. General de
bate on the bill will continue today.
Trust hearings were continued by
Judiciary Committee and Interstate Com
merce Committee.
Attorney General McReynolds advo
cated before the Public Buildings Com
mittee construction of a new building in
Washington for Department ot Justice.
Military Affairs committee reported
Llnthicum bill allowing Baltimore ta
use as park abandoned Fort McHenry
Representative Shreve. of Pennsylvania.
Introduced resolution directing Secretary
of the Navy to Investigate practicability
of establishing an armor plate factory
at Erie. Pa-
Adjourned until noon today.
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