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M Shopping
A Day
- Christmas
The Herald Print
All the News
that's Fit to Print
NO. 2993.
Pitcher Jumps Back to Or
ganized Ball After Flop
to Federals.
Meets Griffith in Kansas City
and Accepts $12,000 a
Year Contract.
Pitcher Issues Statement. Declaring
He's Sorry He Signed with Tinker.
Griff to Confer with Comiskey.
Frtrii to Tlie Wadiinston Herald.
Kansas City, Mo. lire. IS After sign
ing Walter Johnson to a three-year con
tract tonight. Manager Clark Griffith left
for Chicago, where he will arrive at 8
o'clock tomorrow morning, and will hold
a conference with Charley Comiskey, of
the White Sox. the nature of which he
refused to divulge.
Before leaving Griffith made a state
ment regarding the signing of Johnson.
Option BlndlaE Maya GrlMtk.
"I consider Walter too good a boy to
go Into a league that ts not substantial."
he said. "I showed him that our option
on his services is binding, and he readily
agreed to sign. He gets the same salary
he got before, and is perfectly willing to
return to us.
"'The Federal league will not last, and
I think after our conference he is satis
fled of that fact.
Johnson knew that we would break
his contract with the Federal League,
and that if he jumped to that organiza
tion he ran the risk of never playing with
organized baseball again. Orgaaized base
ball will not tolerate contract Jumpers.
"The Federals got him to go into their
league just as they induced Killifer to
jump, but he sees, as Killifer dW, the
error of the move. Johnson is satisfied
with his new contract, and will be with
the Washington club.
I'rdrraU tfrlll Klcfct.
'I have no doubt that the Foaerans will
try to flght this thing out In the courts,
but we are prepared to meet them in the
legal battle for the services of the great
est pitHicr In baseball. We have a right
to his' services, and it will be proven.
"We have agreed to pay Johnson his
salary, and he will not lose a cent even
IT he is prevented from playing by any
court procedure."
Kay Not Lose n, thins.
Although Griffith says that Johnson is
to get but J12.000 a year, it is reported
that the pitchtr told a friend here that
he will not lose a cent by returning to
the Washington club, which would tend
to indicate there might be a side agree
ment for a little more money.
When Griffith and two lawyers came
here today, they sent Mrs. Johnson on
a shopping tour and held an all-day con
ference with Walter. Mrs. Johnson
called her husband over the 'phone sev
eral times but was not allowed to talk
to him until the contract was signed
and Walter was again a member of the
Optional Agreement Binding."
"I m perfectly satisfied with my con
tract." said Johnson. "I am satisfied
that I was held by an optional agree
ment and that my contract with the Fed
erals might have been Broken. In that
event I might have been kept out of the
game for a time.
"After a conference with Manager
Griffith and legal authorities, I am con
vinced that the option in my contract
with the Washington club was binding
and I am going to remain with the
Washington club and fulfill my agreement
and at the terms offered by the club."
Will Return ;.ini to Tinker.
"Joe" Tinker, manager of the Chicago
Federals, met Johnson three weeks ago.
in CoBeyville. Kan., and signed him for
two years, his contract calling for 117.
509 a season.
Tinker also gave the pitcher S6.O0O ad
vance money, which the Kansan will re
turn to the Chicago club.
King Authorizes National Loan of
$200.000.000 ""War Party Gains
Long-fought Point
Rome, Dec. 19. King Victor Emmanuel
today issued a decree authorizing a na
tional loan of 1,000,009,600 francs (approx
imately $200,000,000).
Promulgation of this decree marks the
culmination of the tight for funds to
carry out the proram of military prep
aration for which the "war party" of
Italy has been striving aad which re
sulted recently In the disruption of the
cabinet anil its subsequent reorganisa
tion witn a personnel which eliminated
the opponents of further expend! lures for
military purposes. It mean: that with
the floating of toe loan Italy will be con
fronted by no -financial obstacle "If it t tacts
to enter the war.
i Tmiavh.. allied Paw.
1. Tonla-at. : Columbia. 25c to 11.
Asks Court to Prevent County from
Collecting Levy on $311,040,337.
Claims Gotham as Home.
Cleveland. Ohio. Dec. i.-JohnD. Rock
efeller today denied Cleveland as his
home in a petition filed in the Inited
States District Court asking an Injunction
against County Treasurer O'Brien to re
strain him from collecting taxes on Oll.
0M.337. Rockefeller declares he Is a resi
dent of New York State; that he main
tains a permanent residence there -.nd
"performs all the functions of a citizen
of that State."
lie specifically says that he votes in
New York. Rockefeller aays he ceased
to be a resident of Ohio and of Cleve
land in .'. I'p to April of that year,
the oil king says, he maintained a per
manent home at KncMd and Case ave
nues (now Kast Fortieth street!.
In that year, he says, he moved to New
York, and since has made New York his
legal home.
Rockefeller describes his Forest Hill
estate as a "place where he maintains a
summer home and which he occasionally
Jury Clears Him of Murder of
Son-in-law After Six
Girl's Sacrifice Saves Father and De
cision Establishes Right of Man
to Kill for Daughter's Honor.
New City. Dec. 19. William V Cleary
' was found not guilty of the murder of
Eugene Newman, his son-in-law, by a
jury In Justice Morschauser's court to
night The verdict was a clean cut triumpn
for the "unwritten law." It Justine!
Anna Cleary Newman's sacrifice of her
own honor and the memory of her boy
husband. It established, to this country.
at least, the right of a father to kill
in defense of his daughter's honor.
It "roor Just atx Injurs, almost to the
minute, for the twelve men to decide to
free Cleary. Departing from the court
room with the judges injunction that
they must not be swayed by sentiment
ringing in their ear, the Jurymen began
their balloting at a few minutes after 3
o'clock. They Bled back into court at
six minutes past 9.
There had not been a moment of the
intervening time when the jurymen had
been able to free their minds from two
pictures presented before them In court
but nieht. One was the view of a little
girl, slender and shrinking and hardl
out of short dresses, baring on the wit
ness stand the story pf her shame.
The other was the spectacle of her
father, a giant of a man, sitting in the
same chair and gulping down his sobs as
he told of the visitation of his home by
"the only sorrow that is worse than
death." And of the total wreck of his
mentality, following the disclosure of his
daughter's betrayal and culminating in
the killing of her betrayer.
Wife nr Collapse.
Thev accepted as gospel truth, appar
ently, Cleary's earnest declaration that
when he shot Eugene Newman he did
not knotwHhe boy had made what amends
he could by marrying Anna. They be
lieved him when he said that the new
broken to him by Dr. Schultz had brought
the world crashing about his ears, until
all was chaos in his mind. And they
agreed with the contention of the defense
that with the death of Anna Cleary's se
ducer the fog had cleare from her fath
er's brain, leaving him shaken with re
morse, perhaps, but again as sane as
Justice Morschauser took his place on
the bench, and Cleary was sent for. after
the Jury had announced that it wished
to report. The defendant came in through
the little door at the back of the court.
as ompamed by his wfTe. and brother.
Ambrose Cleary.
Mia Cleary's eyes were red with weep
ing and she shook as if with ague. Cleary
also was trembling visibly.
Ambrose Cleary patted Mrs. Cleary
on the shoulder, but she began to weep
and he led her from the room. As the
door swung behind her she uttered a
wailing cry. and had to be assisted to
the sheriff's room downstairs.
The Jury filed in. Their faces were
devoid of expression, and as he faced
them, practically alone, Cleary turned
"Gentlemen, have you agreed upon
your verdlctr asked the white-haired
old clerk.
"We have." answered several In
"Who speaks for you?'
"I do," answered Frank Heddy, Juror
No. l.
"What Is your verdict?"
"Not guilty."
Cleary almost lost his footing. He
staggered as If from a blow. But he
rallied Immediately, and after shaking
hands limply with his lawyers, walked
unsteadily otter to the Jury box and
wrung each man's hand.
"Thank you. gentlemen.' he said.
"We will ail go away in a day or
two," said Cleary- "Probably to the
tropics for a few months. Then I shall
take up my life again I am still town
clerk of Harerstraw. you know.'
Will Report Findings Monday
Against Candidate for
Local Bench.
Letter Offering to Secure
Pardon for Convict Years
Ago Is Cause.
Ralston, Who Was Siddons' Law
Partner, Says Missive to Prisoner
Was Written by Himself.
An unfavorable report on the nomina
tion of District Commissioner Frederick
I. Snldons to be associate Justice of the
District Supreme Court was recom
mended by a subcommittee of the Senate
Judiciary Committee yesterday.
The report and recommendation will be
made to the full committee Monday, and
will be signed by at least three members
of the subcommittee, rompajsing Senators
Culbertson. chairman: Chilton aad
Walsh. Democrats, and Nelson and
Clarke, of Wyoming. Republicans.
Action "came at the conclusion of an
investigation lasting over three days, and
the Anal decision left at least one mem
ber of the subcommittee ruflled and sore
when he emerged from the committee
Strictest secrecy was enjoined upon all.
pending the report Monday, but the news
leaked out late last night.
It Is probable that a determined effort
will be made at Monday s meeting of the
full committee to' override the report of
the subeoi-mittee.
Rr.nlt of Letter Written.
The action of the subcommittee was the
result of a communication signed by the
nrm of Ralston Siddons, of which the
nominee was a member, and addressed
about ten years aao to an inmate of a
Federal penltentiarv. ofTertng to procure
Hie addressee a parflOfi' for C509.
This communication reached the hands
of the Department of Justice during the
tenure of Attorney General Mi Reynold
Because of this letter. Mr. McReynolds
refused to Indorse Commissioner Siddons'
candidacy for the local bench, and Judge
McCoy was given the first appointment
When McCoy was appointed, however,
the White House let It be known that
Mr. Siddons would be offered the next
seat, which was vacated through the re
ignation of Justice Wright. In the mean
time. Attorney General McReynolds had
Ixen succeeded by Attorney General
OreKory. and the latter, at the sugges
tion of the President, indorsed Mr. Sid
dons. lddoas Held Blameless.
Jackson S. Ralston, who was senior
member of the firm when Mr. Siddons
was a member, told Attorney Generals
McReynolds and his successor that Mr.
Siddons knew nothing of the sending of
the letter or the proposal contained there
in; that he (Mr. Ralston), had conceived
the" idea and written the letter on his
owa initiative, and that Mr. Siddons could
in no way be held responsible for it.
Department of Justice officials feel very
strongly against the retaining of attor
neys in pardon cases, and still more
strongly against the soliciting of pa. don
cases by attorneys, particularly when re
muneration for service is contingent upon
the success of the plea for pardon.
Wan Mo OrsanlKe'l Effort.
The subcommittee showed marked in
terest in the papers touching this part of
the case. First copies of the Ralston &
Siddons letters were obtained from the
Department of Justice and later the origi
nal was sent for.
A member of the -ommtttee said yes
terday that there had been no organ
ized effort either to defeat the Siddons
nomination or to support It Whatever
the committee did. he said, w-as upon its
own initiative, and the result of Its tv.vn
investigations, it was denied emphati
cally that the recommendation for the
rejection of the nomination had anything
to do with the difficulty over New York
and Missouri patronage between the Sen
ate and the President.
Mr. Siddons' friends last night were
greatly incensed over the reported action
of the subcommittee.
Came Main .oc to I . s. Supreme
Coon on Appeal.
Atlanta. Oa.. Dec IS Judge Newman
today denied the petition of attorneys for
Ueo M. Frang. convicted murderer of
Mary Phagan. for a writ ot habeas
Frank's attorneys Immediately present
ed a written petition for permission to
appeal from the decision to the Supreme
Court of the I'nlted States, which was
signed by Judge Newman. This again
throws the case Into the highest court of
the land.
l.w Holiday Fares to all Points oath.
Tickets now on sale. 8lx through
trains daily. Southern Railway. Ticket
offices. T05 lath St., 80i F St. N. W.
Phone M. 1212. AdT.
C. S. Barley, of Senate Staff. "Makes
Hit" with L L. Nunn While Latter
Watches Body in Action.
Kxpenses of a four-year course at Cor
nell (niversity for Clyde 8. Barley, a
page In the Senate, are to be paid by U
U. Nunn, of the Tullurlde Tar Company.
Vtah. because Barley made a "hit" with
Nunn while he was watching the work
In the Senate yesterday.
Nunn has a "big bank roll." according
to his frlend. and has built dormitories
and other things at Cornell, where he
I was graduated. A visitor here. Nunn
I whiled away time yesterday waiting for
action on the wateV-power bill by watch
ing proceedings In the Senmte.
Nunn was attracted by the way Barley
attended to his duties, and finally in
quired about the lad. He learned thnr
Barley Is fourteen years old. a native of
Somerset County, Pa., has been a page
two years and lives with his mother at
MS B street.
Nunn will present Barley tomorrow
morning with a cheek for an amount
large enough to pay -all of his expenses
through Cornell.
Insurance Company, After
Long Fight, Decides to
Cost Companies Large Sums and
Caused Cancellation of Millions
in Insurance.
After a spei tacular fight for existence
as a national corporation, the Commercial
Fire Insurance Company, of this city, ha
devtad to give up the ghost. Officers an.;
directors have decided to petition the
District Supreme Court tomorrow for its
liquidation, according to a statement laM
night by President Tuttle.
"An almost continual fight against the
Corumerclal Ktra Ituturanca Compwry hoofportanre ma
resulted in so much publicity that it has
been almost impossible for the company
to obtain the elans of business for which
It was striving." Mr. Tuttle says in his
statement, which reads, in part, a fol
lows: Qals M. mi Owter.
"B the sale of Its half interest an the
Southern Building for S15S.0W. the Com-
mercial Fire Insurance Company s capi-
tal WcomPa impaired, and the officers
and directors of the company have de-
ciaed to petition the court for its oiun-
tary liquidation. The president and the
hoard have signified 'their deslr that the
court name as receivers William Frank neither ar.- there any details yet 01 (J n.
Thyson. secretary of the company. andjTon Hindenburg's victory.
James S. Kasl -Smith The Commercial -The Austrians appear to have aban
obtained HfcOW more for its interest in I doned for a time all operations In .Seiviv
the Southern Building than It had paid, lit appears highly probable that it be
but the price is (96.000 less than the In- j came for them a question, eith. r .f
surance department of the District of strengthening their forces there or in
Columbia appraised its share of the j West Gallcia. and they . ho..se the iati-r
property at. The sale was made because1 as more urgent Th ev. nt has fully
of the heavy obligation' on the building justified the decision.
which will soon mature. President Tut- "Sofia reports that th.- Russians, in Je
tle. of the Commercial, was authorized ' fault of reserves, have been for. ed i
to negotiate for fins reinsurance of call in r.-crults of the year IMS."'
the company's liability, and the Nord
Ueutsche Insurance Compan. of Ham
burg. Germany, has assumed its lia
bility as of December 11. The capital
stock of the company has a hook value
of about 80 per cent of its par value."
The storm which brought about the
decision to liquidate the company, cen
tered around an Investigation of the com
mercial and First National companies In
December. WIS, and January. 1913. The in
vestigation started over the valuation
placed on the Southern Building in the
financial statement of the tveo compan
ies, which had purchased the building
jointly. The investigation developed a sys
tem of financing and stock selling which
came in for the severest censure by the
majority report of the investigating com
mittee. Of this Investigation Mr. Tuttle
says in his statement:
lost Millions Loss.
"The Congressional investigations cost
the companies large sums of money, and
the publicity caused the cancellation of
millions of dollars of insurance held by
the companies." Continuing, the state
ment says:
"June last there was a sharp flght for
control of the First National Fire In
surance Company between Robert J.
Wynne, its presMent. and Robert R.
Tuttle. its vice president, the result of
which was a victory for Mr. Wynne.
In July a flght was made for the con
trol of the Commercial Fire Insurance
Company, the result of which was a
victory for Mr. Tuttle. This was fol
lowed by applications for a receiver of
the company on the part of a few of
the minority stockholders: these ap
plications were dismissed. An almost
continual flght against the Commer
cial Fire Insurance Compsny has re
sulted in so much publicity that it has
been almost Impossible for the com
pany to obtain the class of business for
which it was striving, and the presi
dent and board of directors have de
cided that it will be for the best In
terests of all concerned to have the
company's affairs liquidated in a speedy
and economical manner.
Russians Completely Routed L
at L'.manowa, Vienna
Dispatch States.
Retreating Muscovites Are
Pursued Closely by Austro-
German Forces.
Next Important Announcement
pected from the Vicinity
of Nieuport.
Bet tin le 1 (by wirelos'. A Vienna
dispatch states that on the battlefield
of I.imanown the Russians were com
pletely routed Western Galicia now is
clear of hostile forces.
The Austria Hungarians took ,'W) pris
oners and a large quantty of war ma
terial. The RuMait losses were normous.
The pursuit Is being followed up
The following announcement was made
b the official pros bureau tod
"On the west front yesterday the
enemy made a s- es of attacks near
XswpOft. Bixsiho.it. and north of La
Bassee. The fish tins continues.
"The conservative .-harac-ter of official
reports in Frida announcement that
the situation in the vicinity of Nieuport
is favorable, gives rise to the general
expectation that the next news of im
rofrie from there
West of l-oii-. east of Albeit and west
of Noyon. the enemy's attack. have
be n repulsed
ltuinn la Retreat.
"On the at Prussian nonticr a Rus
sian cavalry attack west of Fllkalle.i
was repulsed.
"In Poland th- pursuit f th' nemy .a
! -in absence of further details from th
! t... i-m-.- nrmi lit.u r..mmwu in
deed, while it is announced that the r.
1 tiring Russians
are being
followed up.
chaiacter of
the pursuit :
j nothing is known
'their retirement.
of the
or of
Attempts to Pierce Czar's Lines Be
fore Warsaw Meet Failure Fresh
Muscovite Troops Brought Up.
Special table to The Wchioatcw Herald.
Petrograd, Dec. 1! The following of
llcial statement was issued tonight.
"There is no change on the hank of the
Vistula. The enemy's attempts to cross
to the right bank of the Vistula at
Dobrshyn were repelled by our artillery.
The enemy was compelled to clear o'g
hurridedly from the island in the middle
of the Vistula, the Russians capturing
the pontoon at Bzoata. where fighting
was in progress
"The Russians have repelled several
German attacks in other regions. On the
left bank of the Vistula there have been
only outpost fights.
"There has been fighting in Western
Gallcia on the left bank of the River
Dunajic. On the night of the isth the Rus
sians took 1,000 prisoners."
Heavy re-enforcements rushed to the
Poland front have strengthened the Rus
sian lines there and every attempt made
by the Germans to pierce the line of de
fense established west of Warsaw has
been repulsed, according to the war office.
The heavy losses suffered by the Ger
mans have compelled them to abandon
the advance which they attempted along
the thirty-six mile line from Kaxunpolsk.
to Sklernlewlce, but they maintain their
assaults at the Teresln on the Sochaczew
Warsaw railroad line.
Two Air Scout Burned to Death.
Paris, Dec. 19. Two military aviators
patrollng over Paris plunged to earth and
were burned to death In the wreckage
of their machines today. They were cir
cling over th otft went
wrong; with the p. . .. .. r fell
on ths Vaiiglrari la
Fight Cold, Damp, and Disease for Weeks on End Upon Ap
parently Unoccupied Fields Without a Shot Being Fired.
Historian Paints Gripping Picture of Modern War.
Battle Line in France, Dec 18.
taff officer accompanying mc tapped
chauffeur to stop the machine. He beckoned me to get out, and pointing to
the panorama, said: "This is the war. We are on the front; the Germans
are there, we are one mile from their lines."
I looked around. N'othing was to be seen but the deserted landscape;
not a man, not a noutr. I he wide, undulating plains tnat seemed deserted a
lar as the eye could see, the wide, gray solitude under the December sky I
brought back my mind to an American country-side so often admired from an
observation car.
When the wind, which wailed in a melancholy manner, dropped momen
tarily, a deep silence reigned oer the plain.
The officer looked at me, smiling, and said:
"People imagine war as a great turmoil of men and arms, and there
arc moments during which war is really a great tumult, but there are also
moments when it is as tranquil as you
For even now a battle is on here,
without rifle or gunshot. It is a bat
tle of patient waiting and suffering
in the cold damp in the trenches.
Come and see."'
o One to
Be Seen,
nor the
Neither tn- rrench nor the t.ermans
were to be seen at that moment, but" my
guide soon found the French, whose
trenehes, remarkably comealcd. were a j
few hundred yards from us. The cour
tesy of the French general enabled me :
to have a glimpse of the spot at a point i
in the immense line w here this extraor
dinary war of trenches was being fought.
Iayaltt bids me not to abuse the cour
tesv hown me by relating facts which.
-itltouah In.inUlng, might he considered
milltarv indiscretions 1 can. however,
... . .... I
Idiers and this!
tell m impressions of
curious form of
week without a
wsr fought week after
. ,
gun being tired
My guide was right in saying that In
the trenches fighting goes on always.
Klther as a battle of patience or actual
firing, life 111 tren. hes is hard, and diffi
cult also The militao administration
is doing everything possible to alle iate
the suffering
It is espe iall hard during the months
Former U. S. Treasurer Was
Popular Society Man in
This City.
Held Many Responsible Positions in
Railway and Public Life Was
Born in Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville. Tenn.. Dec. I9-I.ee Mi
Clung, former Treasurer of the L'nited
States, died today in a I .on. Ion hospital
aft- r an illness of three months, aa:-
..riling to a cablegram just received
He was a brother of C. H. McCIung. of
Knoxville. who was with him at the
time of his death.
Mr. McCIung was one of the most pop
ular and widely admired youni; officials
of the government in both administrative
and social circles of Washington during
his tenure of office as Treasurer of the
I'nlted States under the Taft regime.
He was a prominent club member, an
athlete of ability, a well-trained official
and a frequenter of local social func
tions He was a bachelor.
He was an enthusiastic tennis player,
a former captain of the Tale baseball
team, and a member of three Washing
ton clubs. He was forty-four years old.
Meld Many Positions.
In ISSt! and 1S9S. immediately following
his graduation from Vale, he traveled
extensively through the I'nlted States
and Europe. From 1&4 to 1896 he was
paymaster of the St. Paul and Duluth
Railroad Company at St. Paul, and from
the latter date until 1901 he was con
nected with the Southern Railway. Dur-
ing 1901 and 1902 he served as assistant
to the second vice president of the South-
ern at Wasfaiaffton. and duriirg the fol- '
lowing two years he was assistant freight
traffic manager of the same railroad at j
Louisville, L
From 1904 to 1909 he was treasurer of
Vale I'niverslty, and on November ft, 1909,
he was appointed' Treasurer of the United
States, holding the position until the lat
ter part of President Taffy administra
tion His eventual resignation was pre
sented because of trouble with former
Secretary of the Treasury MacVetgh
After ratlrlna; from the Treasury Depart
ment he became connected in an official
capacity with Harvard Univeraity.
Attar a half hour of automobiling the
on the window and ordered the soldier-j
hen the wind blows cold in Xortht-rn
r ranee, and when the day.', are short the B.Ui.in troop, on ih. lower Taer held
Ingenuity of the soldiers and the fore- th .-! . ,i. - - .
the lir"nan wrc n they attempted to rJ
slKht of the military administration hae
. . ... Rain the ground lost m the first rush f
introduced many comfort' There are I
amenities in the tr.-.lie. but there are'"1 a. lie, offend an! Frenth an-1
two enemies which it is slmost impossi-I r'rlI""h '" pushed the invaders ba k
ble to shake-.-old and darkness. At i'"0"1" o( Wamude. the French. British.
o'clock in the afternoon it is night. and'and Indian continrents were at grips
few are the means herewith to lllumi- ! wi,h ,n enemy today In one of tb mt
nate th.se labynnthal corridors. I terrific struggles of the war in the irlr'.n-
Battle Is with (old.
The obscurity is rendered more dread
ful by the cold against which in t i
trenches human ingenuity tights vainly.
j Woolen garments, blankets and fur coats.
f these are the only weapons that can be
pitted against the cold, and they are al
ways in-ufTU lent Therefore, nights in
I the trenches are painful espe laliy be-
cause sl.ep is diffii ult owing o the cold..
i of confidence snd patient It mu.-t be
I silltl Uiai me oniiiiaiiuiii. mmr:B uu !..
I take advantage ol th-ir s lf-sacrincmg
m ,
spn it. The are often relieved and sent
t rem ant Bir.j. .11 kw.. huu ." n-..-... ,
illages. but th
sa. nficing spirit
' marvelous.
-nih istasra
of the men
and seif
really .1
Divorced Wile of Philadelphia Mil
lionaire, Refused Sight of Child.
Starts Scuffle.
r'iii .! phia, Lt- 19. Mr. K ith Ton
ai'lsnii divorced wile of K'ith Donald
on, ol this city and New York, ami U.r
ravrly known throughout soviet clrcl
11. th1 South as "the million dollai
bride." w arrested tonight uinl lohked
in a cell on charges prefri red b he"
n other-in-la, after a ensati.nai hai.
pul mg match at the latter's home her .
Mrs. Donaldson, who aaid h cam
IhlS i-i t !WVIral !: v :in iruin u ft t- hi.i '
arrival from London, went tonight to the
home of her moUter-l:.-law. Mr William
Donaldson, and requested permission to
see her seven-year-old daughter, who had
ben left in her hu-band's custody after
her divorce several years ago. When ht-r
request was refused and she attempted
to enter the house a scuffle tarted be
tween her and the maid, each afterward
accusing the other of pulling otu her hair
Mrs. Donaldson was pushed out upon
the sidewalk, but later gained en
tance to the house and engaged in an
altercation with her mother-in-lai in-
the arrival of a policmp .i M"i
OttttidtSOfl walked several squares with
the Muecoat to the police station,
where she was at first placed in a
cell, but afterward in charge of the
Jacob Spunt Helps Customer Save Bi
cycle, but Is Badly Cut As
sailant Gets Away.
His face slashed open from the left
ear almost to the right. Jacob Sp-int.
grocer, twenty-seven years old. con
ducting a store at 20:3 L. street north
west, is at Emergent Hospital In a
serious condition as a result of beini?
assaulted with a knife last night bv
an unidentified colored man.
One of Spunt's customers left a bi-
cjrcIe on tn ;ulld f th r. A
negro came along and attempted to
steal lhe wheel. Spunt went to the
assistance of the customer, and the
negro turned and slashed him with a
knife. Spunt then threw his assailant
to the floor. and was trying to wrest
the knife from htm when several ne
groes came to the Resistance of the
assailant. They pulled Spunt from the
negro, and permitted him to escape.
Dr. James Kelly, of Emergency Hos
pital, responded in an ambulance and
rushed Spunt to the hospital, where it
was neceaaary to take fifty atitehes
to cloae the wound.
British, French, and Indians
Join in Sweeping
- ,
Rejajan Scouts PfeSS to WltTi-
in Five Miles of Ostend
Without Opposition.
lie . "V '
, Kaiser's Forces Frfnt for Elbow Room
Along Coast to Escape Fire of
English Battleships.
- , . . .. , n,. u.u-n Homid.
I Paris, Dc BL WMh the French and
t'v ef I.a Baaaee and in the region to
; the east of Arras.
The nuntrT-atfack the G.rmans ti
, reeled against the French-Belgian line In
the region of 8te-nstraaie, to the
I of Lombaertsyde near Xieuport. In in
'effoit to "Main elbow roans wb-re the
I might esc ape f . t .o n. "' ;'Br'.
! ish iMiv.il g..ns. was met successfully t -
I In.. Li.. a nurl I Uk . hi . -i n tanA ilnti w
. ... k. Th.. Belgian sappers ha, mad-.
the allies' position secure -it this nol't
and. further t.. the nort'.i. along the -
coast Belgian scouting parties have pen -
trated no less than rt. m:..s toward
;Ost'ii.i without encountering th enem .".
I lani In (he larhc.
Th Korf ken Inn. to the -outh of Dlx-mud-
and a bo .t a mile to th east of the,
cnal. is the theater f sharp fighting.
This" 1 on th- edge of th.' inundated dis
trict aid here lah fortes have b-'n
-latilin? w.tist dep in the murky htl"
l rose i marshes M, two days. Tonight's
official statement from the French war
(-IK declares the allies have made n--i
tea ble progress at this point.
South "' Tpres the British still are ad
.anting, making good their gains of t.i--last
week, out proajreaa ia being made
iider ar- at difli oJtlea, owing to the
marshv onditlon of ihe ground.
North of l.-i Baaaee, near auv
t'hapelle, according to official tdmi.
son of the war office, the British troop-
were forced r evacuate a number of
the trenches winch they captured yes
terday, but thi- gain for the Germans
a-; minimized by the successful ac
tion of the Indian Corpa which assailed
the Germans t ICichehourg 17A voti
and forced tlim back a distance of
several hund- i meter
Vd.f Nearly a Mile.
South of La Raaaae the French have
thrown the 'ermanj back from trench
to trench ir '.he region of Notre Dame
de Consolation unnl prograaa of nearly
three-quariers of a mile haa been re
corded Inside of what constituted th
i.erman line on Wednesday. Xot only
at this point has uth a considerable
gain been made, but al.-o at Carency,
twelve miles northeast of Arras and
In the fighting in the direction of St.
Laurent and in the lilangy district.
North o. Maricourt, eleven miles from
Peronne. the French ar- forced to
abandon a trench taken the day before
when the iVrmans fired it by hurling
hand grenades.
Delayed report from the front
around Albeit states that on Derember
17 and IS. the allies advanced under
the terrific fire from the German
trenches and succeeded in rea ning' the
wire entanglements guarding the
second line of trenches.
.recor 4ay It I- Independent ot
eerelnr- Mdoo's Olfice.
Any illusion that Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo may ha- had that
tile Fedora I Reserve Hoard was a sub
ordinate division or bureau of the
Treasury Department, was banished by
an opinion rendered by Attorney Gen
eral Gregory yesterday afternoon.
The Attorney General is emphatically
of the ope ion that the hoard has an
entit completely separate from that
of the Treasury Department; that It fa
an independent government board, and
that the Secretary of the Treasury
and members of the board are co-ordinate
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