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W. Gerard, American ambassador to Germany. VISIT MEXICAN TOWN. Rear Admiral Cowles, Officers and Bluejackets Entertained. t3tTADAl*AJARA, Mfxiw, lVcwnbfr fi. - Hoar Admiral Oowles, commander of the United State* Pacific fleet, accompanied by several officers and twelve bluejackets, paid ii visit to this city yesterday, com ing from Manzaniilo. where the flagship ? "alifornia is at anchor. The American t'lub gave a ball and smoking concert in honor of the visitor*. The bluejackets" from the California are p. rir:tted to visit Oolima in groups of luo at a time. Mexican Rebels Applaud President Wilson's Policy of ''Watchful Waiting." Approving President Wilson's present attitude toward Mexico as revealed in bis message to Congress, especially that part of it opposing dictatorships in Latin America, Roberto V. Pesqueira, confi dential agent here of the Mexican con stitutions1 ists. today made the first com- J inent from his party on that document. Mr. Pesqueira made the following Statement: "There are two very important points in the recent message of President Wil t>on to the Congress. The first relates to the policy of watchful waiting in respect to Mexico, and the second to his advo cacy of cor stitutional government for l^atm America. "In respect to the first point, the con stitutionalist party in Mexico has always believed that the policy of forebearance, waiting and non-recognition on the part of the I'nited States in respect to lluerta has been most proper and just. Re ?? lit events have justified this policy in every way. and now that it has been av. *11 defined, we do not doubt but what developments In Mexico will even more rapidly than ever show a weakening of t ie lluerta government and a correspond ing strength In the constitutionalist cause. Point of Supreme Interest. "The point that is really of supreme in terest and of world-wide importance, is the declaration on the part of the Presi dent that the United States is not only the friend of constitutional government in I.atin America, but also considers it self its champion. We take it that this means once and for all time that the, Xmerlcan government will henceforth i freely exert its powerful influence in | favor of real constitutional government j and against dictatorships. ??Thus can the doubts in respect to the attitude of the United States be dis missed. doubts that have arisen in the past because of the efforts of various dictators in Latin America to obtain the support of this government. The great difficulty has been that most of the con stitutions of the Latin American states ar? not founded on considerations ade quate to their necessities. The truth is that many necessitate a study and revi sion so that they may be reformed to meet modern demands and local require ments. The great defects of most of the governments of Latin America have been in the adoption of theoretical constitu tions which the rulers have had to put aside and ignore, substituting for them dictatorial methods. The new policy of the United States in becoming the cham pion of the constitutional government of Latin America means the beginning of the real assimiliation between Latin America and the I'nited States and will confer great benefits on both. Indeed it will accomplish more than all the dip lomatic manifestations of friendship that have been made up to date. Fighting for the Constitution. In regard to the interest of the con f titutionallst party in the President's message, we consider that it justifies th? ideals and purposes of the revolution, the object of which" is to re-establish a con stitutional regime. The constitutionalist party, even had it already triumphed over Hueria. would have no special de sire to be recognised until it could clearly show that it had the sound support of public opinion. Nevertheless-", with the almo&t universal support which it is at present receiving at the hands of the Mexican people, we believe that for this reason and by its future conduct our government will be opportunely recog niseH by the I'nited States. We do not consider that President Wilson's policy of non-recognition of governments estab lished by force is applicable to our case, since we are lighting for the constitution, not against it." European Countries Anxious. Guarded inquiries are being made at ti>e State Department by representatives of si me of the European governments as to the prospect for an early termination of the present conditions in Mexico, which are imposing grievous burdens upon foreign interests. Tnere is no evidence that these in quiries have had any effect upon the de velopment of the administration's policy in regard to Mexico. There is much un official talk, however, of a probable early recognition of the fact that the constitu tionalists are In possession of more than half o! the country. Administration officials here are l?ok ?nsf for some important developments aE result o; the extraordinarily successful ampaign of .he constitutionalists, and even precaution 1- being taken t>. make certain the protection of foreign lives and Let the Yuletide spirit and patriotism mingle in the choice of your Christmas presents? Save this coupon. <? sCOUPON? Save it for a Copy oF THE J he Evening Star, Dec ^Colonel Goethals says: "Accurate and Dependable" . 6, 1913. ^ HOW TO GET THIS BOOK < >:i .'ici o'ifit -if t! durational value and patriotic appeal of this book. 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II .?'i ?V I ?>?? r.vthh.,1 Map nhowtng arlhll)' uf the Carranza troiips in (he northern part of Mexico. Chihuahua, one of the larvrext eltle* of the country, which hait ju?t hcca abandoned by the federals, was the objective point of the rebels. property at the scene of trouble. The navy has a fleet of ten warships on the eastern coast of Mexico. On the west coast, twice as extensive and with al most no means of communication by rail, however, the American naval force is much below the needs of the situation, hence today it was announced that two gunboats, the Yorktnwn at San Fran sisro and the Raleigh at Bremerton, were i&uling for Mexican waters. Rebel uprisings in the Acapuleo dis trict are reported in today*? official dis patches and telegraph communication be tween Acapulco City and th? capital of Guerraro has been interrupted. WOMEN DOING MUCH FOR PUBLIC WELFARE Suffrage Not Only Feature of Feminist Movement, Says j Miss Brown. I That the suffrage issue is not the only feature of the feminist movement, and that in numerous places women are do ing great workjof a public nature without the vote, was the assertion of Miss Eliza beth V. Brown, director of primary in struction in the public schools of the Dis trict, in an address before the Federation of Women's Clubs at a meeting held at the Public Library today. Miss Brown spoke of the progressive movement among the women of Europe. At the conclusion of her address, in stead of a rose, she was presented with an egg in a small loving cup by Mrs. Ellis Logan, president of the federation. Each week the speaker is presented with a single rose, but this week, because of the fact that the clubwomen had opened a boycott on eggs, it was decided "the precious egg" should be the gift. Many signatures were obtained for the petition asking that eggs be boycotted until they have dropped to cents a dozen. Work of Englishwomen. " Suffrage is not the only subject of interest to Englishwomen, although it is the burning one," declared Miss Brown In the part of her address devoted to that country. "The women of England have always been noted for the diversity of their philanthropic and social work. "During the last summer the king and queen visited many of the great indus trial plants, and tjie queen met collier lasses, girls from soap and chocolate factories, questioning them about work ing conditions and home life. "The women are enlisted in the fight against intemperance, cruelty to chil dren. Infant mortality and in all forms of welfare work. Quiet zones are al ready drawn around the hospitals and around some school houses. "One of the latest developments, a movement only three years old. is that of the schools for mothers. The object of these schools is to reduce the high death rate, to teach the care of infants, hygiene, cutting out, sewing and fitting and similar qther work." Disastrous Wreck in Roumania. BUCHAREST, Roumania, December 0.? News reached this city early today that 10? persons had been killed or injured in a collision which occurred late last night between a passenger and a freight train near Oostesti, southwest of Bucharest, near the Danube. COURT RULING BARS HINDOOS. Cannot Be Admitted to U. S. Even if From Philippines. SAN FRANCISCO, December 6.?Hin doos cannot gain legal entrance to the United States by reason of their having been admitted to the Philippines, despite the fact that the islands are an Ameri can possession, according to a ruling made yesterday by Federal Judge M. T. Dooling. The decision is considered by immigration authorities of a far-reaching importance. Twenty-two Hindoos who came here from Manila, where they had been grant ed admittance, were detained by the im migration authorities in San Francisco anil ordered deported on the ground they were likely to become public charges. Attorneys for the Hindoos attempted to gain their liberty by habeas corpus pro ceedings and Judge Dooling'? decisioi was a denial of the writ. It is said the case would be. appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. TEAMSTERS' STRIKE ENDS. Department of Labor Envoy Will Re turn From Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, December a?Three hundred union teamsters who have been on strike since last Sunday midnight re turned to work today, and union officials Bay 1,000 will be back in their old places by Monday morning. Only those, drivers whose employers have signed contracts with the union are permitted to take out teams by the resolution adopted at yesterday's meeting of the teamsters. No serious trouble had been reported early today. J. B. Densmore, sent here as a repre sentative of the Department of Labor, probably will return to Washington to morrow. GIRL IS FATALLY BURNED. Clothes Afire, She Rushes to Neigh bor, Who Denies Admittance. TOMAH, Wis.. December ??Her cloth ing in flames, Miss Clara Price, eighteen years old, a high school girl, rushed to the home of a neighbor today screaming for help. Fearing that the house would be set on fire, the neighbor refused to admit her, but ran for a rug to smother the flames. When she re turned the young woman was so badly burned that physicians announced her beyond hope of recovery. Mrs. John Price, mother of the girl, was also painfully burned when a can of paint exploded on the kitchen stove. A ROMANCE FROM RUSSIA. Army Officer Elopes With Finnish Girl, Violating Laws. NEW YOJtK, December 0.?Romance that had its beginning in a Russian army post at Iieisingfors, Finland, was halted today at Ellis Island, when Daniel Isha gan, who said he was a captain in the Russian army, and looked it, and Miss Hilda Leine, a pretty Finnish girl, were detained pending, an investigation us to whether they should be permitted to enter this country. The pair, who arrived last night on the steamship Celtic, admitted having elope'l from He.singfors, but explained that it was only because und?-r the Russian law an army officer is forbidden to marry a Finn. They had journeyed here to have the ceremony performed, and proposed to do so. It was said they probably would be al lowed to land if they would consent to a ceremony on Ellis Island. DUPUY SIDESTEPS CABINET. ] President Poincare May Ask Senator Doumergue to Form One. PARIS, December t>.?The French min isterial crisis brought about by the res ignation of Premier Barthou, who suf fered defeat in the chamber of deputies on the question of the finance bill, was still unsolved this morning. Jean Dupuy, after consulting his political friends, in formed President Poincare that he must decline the tas kof forming a cabinet. President Poincare has invited Senator Gaston Duum?rgue. a socialist who for merly w as minister of the colonies and twice minister of commerce, to cail today at the Palace of the Elysee with the ob- j ject. It lfc'aasum.'d, of asking him to form I a cabinet. SOLDIERS LEAVE ZABERN. Factors in Strife in Alsace in Un- i comfortable Camp Quarters. ZABERN. December C.? Headed by its) energetic commander, Col. von Reuter, the 'JOth Infantry Regiment, whose offi cers have caused so much strife be tween the military and civil authori ties in Alsace, marched out of Zabern oday on the way to uncomfortable amp quarters. The viceroy of A'sace-Lorraine, Count Charles von Wedel, returned today from his conference with th ? emperor and the Alsatian papers gladly inter pret the fact that he has not retired from office as an indication that he re celved from the emperor the neces sary guarantees that the military will not interfere with civil rule in Alsace Lorraine. Philippine Officials Resign. MANILA, December 0.?C. M. Cotter man, director of the posts, and Richard Campbell, judge of the court of first ;:stance, resigned their positions today. Receiver for Brokers Asked. PHILADELPHIA. December 6.?Appli cation was made in the United States court today for a receiver for William I.. Bear & Co.. brokers, who suspended busi ness this week after a petition of involun tary bankruptcy had been filed against the firm. It was stated in court that the firm's liabilities will approximate ftiOO.OOO, .ind that the assets are about $300,000. WOMEN TO INSPECT RED LIGHT DISTRICT Plan to Make Visit as Part of Campaign for Passage of Kenyon Bill. TOUR IS TO MAKE CERTAIN DISORDERLY HOUSES EXIST Many Delegates to Recent Conven tion Remain in City to Attend Suffrage School. I>-d by several suffragists who attended the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention which closed here yesterday, a small group 0f womeij, it was announced today, made plans for visiting Washington's red light district Monday as a part of a campaign they in tend launching to bring about the passage by Congress of the Kenvon red light bill. Mrs. Thomas M. Hepburn, president of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Asso ciation, who took a prominent part in a movement against white slavery in Hart ford. Conn., recently, and Miss Bmlly Pierson of Connecticut are leaders in the campaign. With them on the visit to be paid to the red light district are to be Mrs. Donald R. Hooker, president of the Just Gov ernment League of Maryland, a sister of Mrs. Hepburn; Miss Mary R. Towie of New York. Mrs. Irving K. Moller of the District and other suffragists. The red light district tour is to be made by the women for the purpose of learning lor themselves whether disorder ly houses are allowed in the District near the national Capitol and other govern ment buildings. They want to get action on the Kenyon red light bill in the House. The bill has already passed the Senate. To Attend Suffrage School. Many of the delegates to the conven tion. which closed yesterday, remained in the city to attend the suffrage school to be conducted under the auspices of the Congressional Union for Woman Suf frage. This school is to be opened Mon day, and is to last two weeks. Mrs. Medill McCormick of Chicago and other members of the committee of the national association who were appointed to call on President Wilson to ask him to support woman suffrage are staying here to await the President's recovery from his present illness. They said today they will stay until lie sees them. The national board of the association is to meet in New York next Tuesday, and at that time will select the mem bers of the congressional committee for next year. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, the president, gave assurances last night that Miss Alice Paul and Miss Lucy Burns, the present leaders of the committee, will be reappointed. Hearing at Capitol Ended. Hearing before the House committee on rules relating to the proposed creation of a standing committee on equal suf frage closed late yesterday. The last hours of the hearing were occupied by champions of the suffrage movement, di rected by Catherine Waugh McCulIocli of Chicago, answering those opposed to equal suffrage, who had argued against any federal recognition of the suffrage question. No action on the resolution which would provide for a House equal suf frage committee was taken, but the sub ject will be thoroughly considered and a report made within a short time. Tt was reported last night that many mem bers of the rules committee were seri ously considering the extension of au thority to the present standing commit ter on election of President and Vice Pres ident to consider woman's enfranchise ment. Argued for Suffrage. Among proponents of the suffrage committee who appeared late yesterday was James L. Ijttidlaw of New York, j president of the Men's League for Woman Suffrage. He read a letter from Senator Works of California, denying that he ever had said that woman suf frage in California had been a failure. It was argued by anti-suffragists Thursday that Senator Works had made such a statement. Senator Works said that he had criticised the California voting women for "not getting out their full voting strength, just as the man voters often fail to do." but that he had not said the suffrage movement was a failure. Representative Moudell of Wyoming closed the argument for the suffragists, declaring that in all the years that woman of his state have had the bal lot. h<- never heard of a case of domestic trouble caused b> political differences between husband and wife. To Vote on Naval Holiday. An agreement to vote Monday noon on the llensley resolution, authorizing the President to co-operate with Great Brit ain to the end that naval construction may he suspended for one year, was reached in the House today. A long list of speakers was heard in support of the resolution today. Empress Receives Mrs. Gerard. BETRLIN. December 6.?Mrs. James W. Gerard, wife of the American ambassa dor, was received by the empress at the palace today. STATE OWNERSHIP THE AIM. Maryland Will Acquire Agricultural College Eventually. BALTIMORE, December 0.?-At & meet ing Thursday of the committee selected by the last legislature to determine the legal status of the Maryland Agricultural Col'ege at College Park, Md., first steps were taken which will eventually result in the acquisition of the institution by the state. With this control established be yond doubt, the state will be in position to build it up and, according to senti ments expressed by the committee, de vote the college exclusively to agricul tural training. The state of Mary and is now a one-half owner in all the property of the college. BUST FINALLY IDENTIFIED. Piece of Sculpture Part of American Collection Since 1819. PHILADELPHIA. December 6.?It was announced at the American Philosophical Society last night that a bust which has reposed in the society's collection since 1811) has been identified within the past few days as that of Antoine Laurent La voisier, a celebrated French chemist. | The work was identified by Paul Virtry, conservator of the art collection in the Louvre, who declares it is a fine ex sample of the work of Houdon, the sculptor. The society received the bust from Wil liam Short, who acted as secretary to Thomas Jefferson when the latter was ambassador to France. It "was supposed to be a likeness of the Marquis Marie Jean Antoine Nicholas Condercet. ON HOLIDAY VISIT. Italians Leave for Home Country to Remain Until Spring. PITTSBURGH, December 6. ? The an nual exodus of Italians from the Pitts burgh district commenced early today with the departure of on^emigrant train j for New York. Others wiH follow within j the next two weeks, until steamship and i railroad agents estimate, fully 5.000 Ital : ian laborers will have departed for their j former homes. I These men are employed In outdoor j work, and, with the approach of winter, they devote a part of their savings to transportation and return to Italy for the Christmas holidays: Many of them will be back with the coming of spring. TESTS NATURALIZATION LAW. Court Rules on Provision for Filing Final Papers. PITTSBURGH, December 6.?Testing an act of Congress of June 29, 1006, which provides that if more than seven years elapse between the filing of the first and final papers for naturalization new papers must be taken out. Judge Charles P. Orr in the United States dis trict court here yesterday decided against Clerk W. T. Lindsey of the court and in favor of August Eichhorst. ' lerk Lindsey had refused under a fed eral law to allow Eichhorst to file his L1" i v. pap?rK' Judge Orr ordered that s natul"a-lization papers be filed in the United States court. NO ADVANCE IN RATES. San Francisco Hotels to Charge Reg ular Prices During Exposition. SAN FRANCISCO, December 6.?"An almost unanimous declaration on the part of the more tha? 1,200 hotels of San P ranHsco that no increase in the pres :hareea for rooms w?l be asked in 101.,. was announced today by George Hough Perry, director of the division of exploitation of the Panama-Pacific exposition which will be held here that y ear. The declaration, as Mr. Perrv's state ment explained, follows an altercation between ce exposition management and the hotel owners, which centered around ^ h^MOUnCef Pl?n of ^Position officios to build a union "Inside Inn," with s?'rv' ~ pr,ce3 which they would control" Tr ? men objecte<* to the building of this inn, which Mr. Perry savs KTh.U qUM"?"of . Fire Gray-Haired Goisips Convicted. WAUKEGAN, 111., December H.?Five gray-haired women of the village of \ olo, who rode Mrs. John Richardson on a rail one night last July, because her name was linked by gossip with that of her brother-in-law, were found euiltv SnZ nlerH 1 hy a jury Kach may be fined |2w and sentenced to six months in First Presentation in America, BOSTON, December 6?"Monna Van na, a music drama by Fevrier from the Play by Maeterlinck, was produced for the first time jn America at the Opera House here last night. Mary Garden appeared , as Monna Vanna; Vanni Marcoux. as | Guido, and Lucien Muratere, as Prinzl valle. Others in the cast were PanL Ludikar. Louis Deru, Jeska Swaltz^ Morse, Alban Grand and Taddc Wren?-ki Andre Caplet conducted. ' Steubenville, Ohio, Is Voted Dry OTEUEEN-VILLB. Ohio. Dr-cember tt f lrst local option election held in *inoe ^c liquor license law be came effective last month resulted last night in Steubenville voting dry bv Hit; Sr"yTOTT;/0,tetlwas:, Drys" , is. t. he election closed flftv sa loons here Mingo Junction, a raUroad clt> near here, voted wet by 12 majority. Cheapest and Best The Star sells its space at less cost per thou sand net circulation than any other paper in Washington. Jt is not only the best, but the cheap est paper to advertise in. This is the reason that The Star frequently carries more advertising than tne other three papers combined. WEEKLY CIRCULATION STATEMENT. 1813 Saturday, November 29 64,168 Sunday, November 30 49-547 Monday, December 1 65,939 Tuesday, December, 2 66,544 W ednesday, December 3 66,608 Thursday, December 4 66,188 Friday, December 5 66,342 AFFIDAVIT. I solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR circulated during the seven days ended December 5, 11*13?thai is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mpiled, for valuable consideration, to bona tide purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so counted are not returnable to or do not remain in the office unsold, except in the case of papers Bent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold pape.s have not yet been received. FLEMING NEWBOLD, Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. District of Columbia, ss.: Subscribed and sworn to before me this sixth day of December, A.D. 191u. E. E. BAMEY. (Seal.) Notary Public. Y. M. C. A. OFFICIAL IS UNDER ARREST Charles N. Chase, Financial Secretary, Charged With Embezzlement. BAIL FIXED AT $5,000, BUT IS NOT PROCURED Taken Into Custody Following Vol untary Appearance at Office of District Attorney. Charles X. Chase, financial secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, was ordered into custody this afternoon by Assistant United States Attorney Harvey Given on*a charge of embezzle ment, following a statement Chase made to that official concerning a shortage in the funds of the organization with which he has been connected. Although the specific sum Chase is charged with embezzling is but $100, It is declared today by William Knowles Cooper, general secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, that a sum approximating $10,000 is missing from the organization's funds, according to evidence obtained by a New York tirm of expert bookkeepers and accountants which has been going over the records of the association. Bail Fixed at $5,000. Bail was fixed in the sum of $T>,0u0 for Chase, and he said this afternoon imme diately following his arrest that S. L.. Johnson, director of service of the Young Men's Christian Association, would, he understood, endeavor to obtain a surety for him, although Mr. Cooper .afterward declared that Chase is probably under a misapprehension in that respect. Mr. Johnson, in addition to being a Y. M. C. A. official, is an attorney, and ac companied Chase today to the district at torney's office in a spirit of friendliness. Chase's arrest today came ahout as the result of a visit he paid to the office of John B. Larner, a member of the board of directors of the V. M. C. A. Missing funds were learned of by Y. M. C. A. officials a couple of weeks ago and there has been a constant effort to have Chase make a statement about them. An ar rangement was made for Chase to go today to the office of the I'nited States attorney arid give himself up, which he did in the presence of Mr. learner, who accompanied him. No Confession Made Public. Chase had a long talk with Mr. Given behind closed doors, and when the latter was asked today if Chase had made a confession of stealing Y .M. C. A. funds he said that he would not care to make a statement at this time as to what Chase told him, but that, based on Chase's statement, he considered 4t his duty to order his arrest on the charge of embez zlement. Chase was asked by a reporter for The Star if he had any statement to make, but declared that lie had not. For the past week rumors of a defal cation in Y. M. C. A. funds have been current among the friends of tnat or ganization. Many stories were told in connection with these rumors, to the ef fect that Chase had been living for some time at a rate of expendiiure beyond that which his salary as a Y. M. C. A. employe would afford. He maintained an auto mobile and a chauffeur, and indulged in many trips to Philadelphia, according to statements made today by William Knowles Cooper. "We had 110 suspicion that Chase was not all that he should be," Mr, Cooper said toduy, "and although I often taxed Chase with extravagance, he always had some piausible excuse. We allowed him $".? a month for gasoline for his automo bl'e, for instance, because he used it in Y. M. C. A. work, and when he took 011 a chauffeur, he said he made the chauffeur's wages by hiring the automo bile out to friends at night. Claimed Heal Estate Profits. "He told me that he had made money in Maine real estate, and once, when 1 made a trip to that state with him, he showed me some of the property lie said he and his brother had made money in. "Chase bought an interest, lie told us, in a small real estate business in Wash ington not long ago, from which he said he also made money 'on the side,' as the phrase is. "We thought very well of him, and all of us were glad lie was getting along so well. He was able to be of service in days gone by to wealthy people having coai interests in Pennsylvania, and often showed nie letters from them. He u-^eci to tell me he was invited to Philadelphia to be their guest, but 1 have reasorr to be lieve that his trips were at his own ex pense, and his brother in Maine, whom we n:i\e been in consu.tation with in Washington recently, tells me that he never had a business deal with Chase in his life. "As managers of ail organization like the Young Men's Christian Association we have been anxious not to seem to be prosecutors of a man entitled pos sibly to benefit of doubt. Investigation of Books. "Chase was taken ill a couple of weeks ago, and an incident led to the investi gation of the association s books, which we decided to make. 1 may say that there is 110 truth in the report that Mrs. Chase complained to the Y. M. C. A. following information she is said to have received that <. hase was main taining a separate establishment. Chase is forty-live years old, and re sides at 113 W street northwest with Ins wife and three children. He came here from Bridgeton, Me., four and a half years ago. and has long been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work, his position here as financial secretary bringing him into frequent contact with ail of the principal members of the organization. He was not supposed to handle any funds of the association and was not bonded. Y. M. C. A. officials today declared that there is little likelihood that an> of the iniss-ng money can be recovered. After a delay at Police Coin t. to give Chase an opportunity to obtain th. ti\e thousand-do.lar real estate bond inquired in embezzlement cases, he was taken to police headquarters '>> l>eteetivcs ur^m an<i Helan, and later to the sixth precinct police station. CUBA WOULD FREE REBELS. Senate Passes Measure Designed to Liberate Negroes. HAVANA, December 'i. -The senate has passed the amnesty bill freeiti-; the negro rebels and the former liberal office hold eers of the Gomez administration, who had been charged with vi.rious crimes. Some of these men now are serving sentences and others have not yet been tried. The bill provides for their liberation afte** six months' .nipri.sonment. It orig inally was intended solely to benefit th^ rebels in the negro upiising, an 1 wh- n the corrupt civil employes were included the tnited States strongly opposed it. Three Drowned in Trench. CINCINNATI, December B-?One white and two negro laborers were drowned by the bursting of a sixty-inch water main at the bottom of a trench twenty four feet deep at the Kockwood avenue crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad here today. The men were employed by 1 a construction company wh4<^) is buUd ing the Rock wood viaduct. RELEASE OF GIRL Habeas Corpus Hearing in Case of Louise Ferris Put Off Until Monday. GIVES PROSECUTOR TIME TO Mi^KE INVESTIGATION Police Able to Verify Only a Few of Statements Hade by Prisoner. An attempt to obtain the release from custody of Louise Ferris, sixteen years old, who has been held by the police two days under investigation, proved futile today. After hearing a petition in habeas curpus tiled by Albert H. U>vett. a newspaper man, as next friend of th?i girl. for her release and the statement of Lnited States Attorney Wilson that the girl is wanted as a witness and probably as a defendant in a case of violation of postal laws now pending in Princeton, Ind., Justice Barnard continued the hearing until Monday. After repeated olTers of Attorney M. E. O'Brien, representing the next friend, that the girl be admitted to bail until Mondav. Justice Barndrd, at the request of Mr. VV ilson, directed that she remain in the house of detention In care of Matron Farting. Mist- Ferris at lirst demurred to the or der of detention, saying she had not been carefully treated bv the police, but when Mrs. Farling spoke to her the girl ad mitted she had been shown much kind ness by the matron and made no further objection. Uncle Under Indictment. ^ ilson explained to the court that an uncle of the girl. Martin L. Ferris, is under indictment for vio lating tlie postal laws in connection with the conduct of a matrimonial agency in Indiana. A man giving his name as Dr. Niver said the uncle of the girl had brought her here in Sep tember last, requesting hi.n to care for her until the trouble in Indiana was settled. The man told the court he had placed her in a good boarding house, l>ut the girt had found fault with the cooking and had not eaten for several davs be fore her arrest. Asked by the court to explain her pos session of $410 in cash and the jewels, the girl stated that the money was her own and the result of her labor and savings. "I sold eggs, your honor,'* she said, ".at .<<) and 00 cents a dozen, and 1 saved every cent I made. 1 was not like other girls, who spend their money for candy." When the girl heard the United States attorney addressed by name she sajd, '.Oh: Is that President Wilson?" Wnen the laughter caused by the remark had subsided, she continued. "Well, 1 never saw Mr. Wilson, but want to Very much. All my people are democrats." Willing to Have Guardian. Miss Ferris expressed a willingness to have Dr. Niver selected as her guardian and to be released in his custody. The physician, however, seemed not over anxious for the proffered responsibility. That there was no charge against the girl and that Maj. Sylvester had admitted lie was holding the girl to obtain infor mation from her in connection with the alleged postal law violation in Indiana were the statements made by Mr. I?vett on which he based his petition for the writ of habeas corpus. He also asserted that the girl had not been permitted to communicate with any one since her incarceration. She was being unlawfully held, he alleged. On this showing Justice Barnard issued a writ against the superintendent ot po lice, directing tiiat the girl be brought to court forthwith. The liearine was held by Justice Barnard in his private office. Mr. Wilson, on getting the postpone ment of the hearing, stated that he ex pected to be able to file answer Monday, by which time he would have learned definitely whether the girl is wanted as a witness or is really under indictment in Indiana. Police Afe Investigating. Inspector Boardman and Detective Burlingame are pursuing their investiga tion to learn something more about her. So far, the police say, they have been able to verify only a few statements the fair prisoner made during the several in terviews yesterday. It.is certain that she is from Prince ton, Ind., the police state, but a message sent to the authorities there failed to bring any further information about her last night. The police verified her statement that her uncle, his wife and daughter were recently accused of violating thft postal laws in connection with a matrimonial agency. According to information obtained by the police, the uncle, his wife and daugh ter were in court at Vincennes, Ind., last week and were held for trial Decernber 10. Yesterday afternoon t*e detec tives visit ed a room in a house oil itth street north west where Miss Ferns has resided the past f? w weeks, and took possession of i.er suit case. In th< suit case was found in bills and $t!0 in gold. Manv ar ticles of jewelry were also found in the suit case, one piece, a bracelet set with diamends and mounted with platinum, tiie police say, is worth &M0. At the time of her arrest Miss Ferris had $410 in cash and ten rings in her! handbag. TO) NOT ASK FOR WARRANT. Attorney Lambert Explains His Con nection With Milstone Case. Attorney Wilton J. Dambert today stated he had not requested a warrant for young Milstone yesterday at the Police Court. He said was summoned from a trial in the District Supreme Court by the officials of the Police Court, and respond ed only to protect the interests of Mr. Munsey and the Munsey Trust Company. He had so stated, he said, to Assistant United States Attorney Given, specifically advising that official that he did not rep resent either Swid.er or Peters, who fig ured in the alleged ust-.tult upon and ar rest of Milstone. ARMORIES MAY HOUSE POOR. Chicago's Army of Unemployed Overcrowds City Lodging Houses. CHICAGO, December 0.?Armories of the Illinois National Guard may be used for tiie housing of Chicago's army of un employed, which is taxing severely the capacity of the municipal lodging houses. A request for the use of the armo ies has been made t.o Gov. Dunne and Adjt. Gen. Frank S. Dickson. "Something, must be done immediately to relieve the crowded situation at the municipal lodging house," said Supt. Charles K. Rogers. "The situation is worse than it has ever been before. "We have accommodations for 175 men and more than WOO apply every night. Many are given places to sleep on the floor. It has been necessary to turn away large numbers every night." Georgia Fire Loss, $75,000. COLUMBUS. Ga., December 6.?Fire early today destroyed the plant of the Georgia Showcase Company here, causing a loss of $7,r>,000. The plant was insured for J30.00U. it will be rebuilt. SENATE WILL SOON DECIDE DIG FIGH i Debate Is Resumed on Hetch Hetchy Bill?Protests Being Filed. DR. CHARLES W. ELIOT ONE OF THE OPPONENTS Water Company Denies That It Has Been Party to Lob bying. Protest against the n.-i.u Itet.hy i.itl from Cbarleti \v. Idiot, pr? Md? nt cnit rituH of Iiar\ard; Frederick Law Olmsted of the national tin. art* com mission and from individuals an! as sociations in many state* again ia?rk-d the reopening of lilt- light todaj in th Senate. The Senate haw agreed to vnt. on the "legislative day" of UerrmlM 6. which, however, mixlit xtend.u if debate does not clow* tofiigtit. Senator Perkins presented telegrams from several California organizations urg ing the 8enate to pass the bill. .\ tele gram was r? ad from the Spring Valle> Water Company, now supplying water to San Francisco, denying t.m. it was ex. ri itig any Influence 01 nartlc pa t itu; in an> lobbying t?> bring akout defeat of the measure. Sees No Need of Plan. The criticism* of the bill from 1 ?r. Kliot and Mr. Olmstead were presented by Senator HoUia. Mr. olntatoad wrote he did not believe San Francisco's needs required that particular .source of water supply. The effort to get possession of the public valley, with it* water power possibilities, he characterised as "a raid on national property for local pecuniary advantage and not for loeal necessity." Senators Bristow and Works presented petitions and telegram* aga.nst the ??ill. while Senator As hurst offered teh-tii-ams in support of it. He said he had received nearly 4.<mu communications favoring the Heteh-Hetchy project and onl> uu? against it. Defends the Project. Senator N'orris. supporting the bill, de clared he did not believe the |H-auties ot nature or the rights of irrigationists would be infringed. He outlined th?- ex penditure he said San Francisco had al ready made in connect ion with the work. Senator Poindext?-r want. d to know Iioxn the city had been forced to *pond the money. "I did not want to go into that." replied Senator Norris, "because I have no proof. But I have heard repeatedly that San Francisco, under rulings of former Sec retary Ballinger, paid large suns of money to corporations influence.! or con trolled by John Hays Hammond." Few Visit the Valley. The maximum number of visitors to the valley in any one year to date, Mr. Noi ris said, was 27'.?, and for the last two years not a half do? n, except those go ing on official business, bad made the journey. "So man lias ever gone to Het<h Hetchy a second time," said the senator Senator Thomas presented a telegram from Francis J. Heney indorsing the bill. Senator Pittman presented telegrams urg ing the passage of th? bill from Majo's Frank A. Mott of Oakland, Charles U Haywood of Berkeley, Joseph Monahan of San Jose and Gustav J. McGreggor of Burlingame. ANSWERS DISSOLUTION SUIT. Quaker Oats Company Denies Charges Made by U. S. Government. CHICA0Q, December <?.?The answer of the Quaker Oats Company to the disso lution suit brought against it by the gov ernment under the anti-trust law was filed in the Cnited Stat.-s eourt here to day. It is in substance a denial that the Quaker Oats Company jr any of the eleven other defendants ever conspired to monopolize or restrain trade. The an swer of the Great Western Cereal Com pany, which includes the defendants not named in the Quaker Oats papers, also was to be tiled today. The government suit particularly w as directed against th< absorption of the Great Western Company by n e Quaaer Oats Company. The <lreat Western d nies that it conspired with tie- vj ..ikci Oats Company to restrain trade in oat meal or its by-products. Morgan's Grave atui Guarded. HARTFORD, Conn.. December ti.?Al though neany eight months ba\e pas e I since the body of J Pierpont M >i yan was buried on the summit of Cedar ili l cemetery, the grave is How, as it has been from the day of interment, ci< sely guarded, particularly at night. During the day no specially assigned watch man is k< pt there, but ..t sunset au armed guard goes on d ;ty until - ir.ii.sa. Prince Charles to Enter Army. BERLIN', lV-.mber I'tnie. ?'harb >, t Idest son of the crown prince of Ku mania, is to enter the German army Jan uary 1 as lieutenant in the 1st Foot guards at Potsdam in order to complete nis military education. The prince, who is twenty years old, is to remain two years with the regiment Express Car Robbed of Ribbons. CHICAGO, December 6.?Thieves la-t night broke into an express car on t Lake Shore railroad passenger train b? - tween Toledo and Chicago and. according to the local agent of the Cnit. d Stat. * Express Company, stole ribbons Aalucd at not more than England's Imports Decrease. LuXDON, December i?.?The Luard of trad*- returns for November show a d - crease of JP-'.-'iTo oo ? in Imports and .in increase of i" < \Ports. Torchy figures in "an autumn 1< .if romance." He attends a Bohemian affair in a studio, presided over by a genius who "writes clubfooted verse." Some interesting do.ngs. And funny? Rather! See "How Whity Gunked the IMot" Tomorrow in tie Sunday Magazine of Tin: Sunday Star ?