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war. They arc well a-mcd and have do
dared their Intention of resisting any at
tack, no matter from what source.
Refugees Reach Galveston.
GALVESTON*, Tex., December 23.
Thirty-nine American citizens, refugees
from Tampico. came to Galveston yester
<1h v aboard the 1'nited States Army trans
port Sumner, which was sent by the War
Department to aid foreigners during the
onstitutionali^t attack on the Mexican
seaport. When the tiKhtinR was at its
heicht. December 1?. the Sumner protect
??d .'.70 people.
Officers of the Sumner said that they
were on the streets of Tampico in their
iniforms, but tfiat no comment was ex
? ited.
Mr. and Mrs. W. \V. Hopps of Kansas
"it> and their three children were among
t! passetiK^rs. "The only notice of an
ittack which we had was when bullets
t>?-*an to fly through the windows.' said
Mr*. Hopps.
HONDURAS FRONTIER GUARD, j
British Marines Expected to Be Sent
to Mexican Border.
I .OXDOX, December The ? governor :
? f British Honduras has not jet advised I
ti <? government that British marines have j
h. i-n actually stationed <u the Mexican j
frontier.
Such action, however. has been antici
pated with th- view of stopping the sup- !
lv of arms and ammunition to the j
\|< xlcan rebels and guarding the British j
. <-nt;er against violation by either the .
??derals or the rebels.
Mexicans Here Doubt
Huerta Will Take Field
Against Revolutionists.
K? ports that lien. Huerta plans to turn !
t e presidency of Mexico over to Kn- (
rkjue Gerostieta, minister of justice.
? arly next year, and take the field per-?
on ally against the revolutionists, aroused '
nuch interest today In official circles j
here. but were scouted as probably base- |
?ess by Mexicans in sympathy with the [
ebels.
Recent statements by President Wilson j
that not only must Gen. Huerto go. but j
. "all that h<- stands for." were taken 1
o mean that any man placed in office
by the Mexican president would have nt?
?nore chance of recognition by the United
States than lie has himself.
\gents of t'ie constitutionalists here
.?-aid tliat Senor Herostieta would be just
as unacceptable to tiiem as >s Huerta
and that if he should be placed in office
the revolution would be continued just as
aggressively. They added that the popu
?ar idea that G?.n. Huerta is a great!
soldier is false.
0? n. H lerta's chief claim to being a
great military leader, they said, rested !
on his defeat of Oen. Orosco wit'- ?
greatly superior force during the Madero j
regime, and his defeat of some Indians j
by poisoning their drinking water.
Further Relief for Mexicans.
*
Further relief for Mexicans made desti
tute bv the revolution in Sinaloa is being
planned by the Red Cross. A supple
mental appropriation to fc"?00 already
furnished is being considered. Dr. H. C.
Mensendieek. an American physician,
and the American consular authorities
v ill administer the relief.
Official dispatches today say suffer
ing is intense, with little prospect of
relief. Industrial plants are closed
down, crops are a failure because of
drought, large numbers of people are
said to be living on leaves and bark
and many have no clothing. Ten cents
a day. it is reported, will feed a fam
ily. The destitute settlements are
three days by muleback from sources
of supply.
The gunboat Yorktown was today
ordered to leave San Diego January 2
to relieve the gunboat Annapolis
which has had a long tour of duty on
the west coast of Mexico. The An
napolis will go to San Diego.
American Intervention
in Mexico Inevitable,
Says Senator Catron
That American intervention is inevi- j
;a.ble in Mexico unless the rebels and j
federals cease killing prisoners of war is .
the belief expressed yesterday by Senator j
? atron of New Mexico, who has just re
turned from a visit to the border during
which he crossed into Juarez and inter
viewed Gen. Francisco Villa, a revolu
tionist leader.
Senator Catron told Gen. Villa that the
I '-nited States did rrot approve of the kill
ing of prisoners of war, and Gen. Villa
eplied that intervention would mean the
? iestruction of a great deal of property
. nd a great loss of life.
"You may be sure that if we are forced
to intervene." replied Senator Catron.
we will be prepared to take the situation
m hand. We do not want any of your
territory, but we are far from satisfied
?-ith existing conditions, and our govern
ment may be compelled to take action."
Gen. Villa pointed out that the rebels
:ir? protecting foreigners as much as is
possible.
Senator Catron expressed the belief that
conditions In Mexico at present are worse
$ ? ....... .'..n
than existed in Cuba when the Cnited
States intervened there. He added that
something like two-fifths of the property
of Mexico has be^n destroyed in the sue
cessive revolutions. If present conditions
in Mexico continue much longer, he said,
the property of Americans in Mexico ^ ill
not be worth $10,000,000.
MEETING OF HISTORIANS.
American Association Opens Annual
Session in Charleston. S. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.. December 'J#.?
The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the
American Historical Association opened
here today with a program ?hat will be
continued at Charleston tomorrow and be
concluded at Columbia. S. C.. Wednesday
About !."?<? delegates are in attendance
from all parts of the country, many dis
tinguished scholars being present. A re
ception in honor of the visitors will be
held this afternoon. Tomorrow afternoon
a trip to oFrt Sumter will feature as
entertainment.
Tonifcht a public meeting of welcome
will be held, when addresses will be made
by J. W. Barnwell, president of the South
Carolina Historical Society, and by Wil
liam A. Dunning of t.olumbia University,
president of the American Historical As
sociation. Conferences were held today.
ARREST OF JOHNNY DUG AN.
Man Charged With Firing Shot That
Killed Capt. Byrns.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. December 13*.?
Chief of Police Rowe received a telegram
today from Chief of Police White of San
Francisco, which read: "Am holding
Johnny Dugan, alias "The Kid."
Dugan is the man who actually tired
the shot which killed Capt. Ralph E.
Byrns in his home here February '.Ei.
191.5, according to Frank Kinney, who
died in the electric chair at tiie Ohio pen
itentiary in Columbus two weeks ago foi
the murder. Kinney and another, al
leged to be Dugan, together burglarized
the Byrns home and were surprised in
their work. Byrns was shot and killed
Kinney was arrested in ?",hicaf?o and
brought ba? k, convicted of murder and
electrocuted. As he was about to die
he sa?d it was Dugan who fired the shot.
Gov. Cox would have reprieved Kinney
had Dugan been found before the date
of the execution.
SAYS FTJRUSETH WAS HASTY.
Secretary Redfield Regrets Action of
Seamen's Union President.
Secretary Redfield today expressed re
gret that Andrew Furuseth, president of
the International Seamen's Union, should
have been so hasty in tendering his res
ignation as a member of the American
delegation to the international conference
011 safety at sea, now being held in Lon
don. Furuseth, said Secretary Redfield,
should certainly have stayed and pre
sented a minority report from the com
mittee of which he was a member, in
stead of resigning because the committee
made recommendationns which were ad
verse to his views.
A cablegram was sent to Furuseth. said
Secretary Redfield. asking him to recon
sider his action and remain in London
for the purpose for which he was sent.
No reply has been received.
A successor will not be appointed to suc
ceed furuseth, said Secretary Redfield
this morning.
Students Ride on Special Train.
NEW YORK, December 'JO.?Delegates
from New York and New England to the
convention of the students' volunteer
movement, which meets in Kansas City
this week, left New York at lO:04 a.m.
today on a special train over the Penn
sylvania railroad. Other delegates will be
picked up en route, notably at Pittsburgh,
where eleven sleepers will be added to
the train.
Osteopaths in Session.
WICHITA, Kan., December IK*.?Nearly
500 osteopathic physicians, delegates to
the annual convention of the Southwest
ern Osteopathic Association, were present
when the meeting opened here today. Mis
souri. Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas,' Ar
kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas were
represented.
Putnam, Conn.. Bank Closes.
PUTNAM, Conn., December 29.?The
Putnam Savings Bank was closed to
day by order of the state banking com
missioners.
Chicago May Outvote New York.
CHICAGO. December IS*.?If o0 per cent
of Chicago women eligible to the fran
chise register this city will have a larger
registered voters' list than greater New
York. according to the report of the board
of election commissioners made public
today. The city now has 1,382 voting pre
cincts.
The Tale of the Biggest
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STAR TO PUBLISH
A GREAT SERIAL
Harold MacGrath's "The Ad
ventures of Kathlyn" Begins
in Next Sunday's Issue.
SHOWN IN "MOVIES"
DURING THIS WEEK
Play Will Be Given Chapter by
Chapter as Story Appears
Each Sunday.
i
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Next Sunday's Star will contain the
opening chapters of Harold MacGrath's
newest and greatest story, "The Adven
tures of Kathlyn." All this week the first
part of the serial, which is to appear In
The Star's issue of January 4, is being
illustrated by motion pictures in the
"movie" theaters of the city. This !s the
first time in Washington that this com
bination of a thrilling serial, the work of
such a writer as the man who penned
"The Man On the Box," with motion pic
tures as illustrations, has ever been of
fered.
When, a year or so ago, a well known
magazine co-operated with the "movies"
in the presentation to the public of a
serial, the project was hailed from one
end of the country to the other as some
! thing absolutely new. The simultaneous
serial publication and presentation in mo
tion pictures of MacGrath's gieaA story
is as far in advance of the first co-oper
ative effort as that effort was ahead of
any previous attempt along lines similar
The first motion picture theater in
Washington to present "The Adventures
of Kathlyn" is the Pickwick, 911 Penn
sylvania avenue, where the General Film
Company's production of the first part of
the story was shown today. The pictures,
which will be repeated t?>night at the
same place, illustrate the installments of
the story which will appear In The Sun
day Star January 4 and January 11. Two
weeks from today pictures Illustrating the
installments for the following two Sun
days will be shown in Washington, and
the presentation of the "movies" will
continue at two-week intervals until the
completion of the serial publication of the
story in The Star.
Story in Twenty-Six Reels.
The production of the films, it is
stated, is one of the greatest achieve
ments of motion picture photography.
Twenty-six reels In all are required
to present the motion picture play that
has been written of "The Adventures
of Kathlyn," and these pictures are to
be released at two-week intervals,
keeping just that much ahead of the
' publication of the story itself in The
; Sunday Star.
i The story deals with the adventures of
! Kathlyn Hare, daughter of Col. Hare, a
retired British army officer living In
California. Col. Hare has been a col
lector of wilil animals, and in the course
of his pursuit of rare creatures of the
jungles has penetrated India to the in
dependent kingdom of Allaha, where he
is enabled to save the life of the reign
ing rajah. Gratitude Impels the rajah
to make Col. Hare his heir. Years after
ward. on the death of the rajah, Col.
Haii, returning to Allaha, is imprisoned,
the usurper of the throne holding him
in a dungeon, while Kathlyn. deceived
by a forged letter, is inveigled to India
and to Allaha, where she is forced to the
throne, and where the usurper attempts
to ronipel her to become his wife.
Play of Extraordinary Interest.
The pictures, which have their first
presentation at the Pickwick today and
tonight, arc said to be triumphs in the
line of motion picturing. Scenes of ori
ental magnificence and pomp; settings
of wild, untrodden Jungle; hordes of
fanatical Hindoo subjects and richly
garbed officials of the court of Allaha
combine to make. *he picture play one of
extraordinary Interest. That the interest
is amply borne out by the story itself
goes without saying to those who have
read other tales written by Harold Mac
Grath.
lomorrow the pictures will be shown
at the Leader on 9th street between E
and F streets; Wednesday they will be
at the Olymp.c, 14th and U streets north
west; New Year day ? The Adventures
of xvatn yn" wnl be the feature at the
Circle, -1st and Pennsylvania avenue
northwest; January 2 at the New Ma
sonic Temple auditorium; January 0 at
the Scenic, on Wisconsin avenue,
bcorgtiown, and January i at the Prin
cess, 1-th and H streets northeast.
BISHOP DEKNY BECOVEBS.
Prompt Action Saves Him Prom
Death by Accidental Poisoning.
BALTIMORE, Md., December 29
Bishop Collins Denny of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South was reported
today to have entirely recovered from
the effects of a dose of poison he swal
lowed by mistake last Tuesday at his
home In Richmond. Va. Bishop Denny
has been here with his wife and daugh
ter since last Saturday, but it was de
clared by his brother, former Repre
sentative James W. Denny, that the
bishop did not come to Baltimore for
medical treatment.
Bishop Denny, had been suffering
from a minor ailment and took a liquid
solutiati of poison in mistake for his
medicine. A physician was called, but
before he arrived an old stomach pump
was found in the house and this was
used with good effect. When the
phyajcian arrived he also thoroughly
cleaned out the patient's stomach.
To Reorganize Paraguay's Army.
BERLIN, December 29.?The reorgani
sation of the army of the Republic of
Paraguav is to be undertaken by German
officers, eight of whom today signed a
I contract to serve In Paraguay for thrte
{ years.
KATHLYN
Letter From Dr. Anna H. Shaw
Counseling Passive Protest
Provokes Comment.
The publication of an open letter from
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the
j National American Woman Suffrage As
sociation, counseling "passive protest" by
suffragists to the new income tax law as
applied to women, has led to intimation
at the Treasury Department that any at
tempt of women to evade the law will be
promptly punished.
Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, former dean
of the Washington College of Law, said
| today that she did not approve of any at
tempts on the part of women to evade the
I income tax law. She declared that wom
en get protection from the government
just the same as men do. and that they
should help support it by paying taxes,
j In I>r. Shaw's letter this statement is
I made:
I "The enactment of an income-tax law
| has caused assessors to be more insistent
in their demand that an accurate state
ment of all personal as well as real prop
erties shall he listed and returned within
I a specified time, in order that no property
; may escape the government tax collect
ors. Here women may make their pas
sive protest and decline to aid the gov
' ernment in levying taxes upon them by
I refusing to render an account of their
j property."
Provision Is Explicit.
The provision of the income tax law
| relaling to the rendering of accounts
i of property is very explicit and con
J tains a penalty for evasion. The pro
! vision is as follows:
i "That if any person, corporation,
joint-stock company, association or in
surance company liable to make the
return or pay the tax aforesaid shall
refuse or neglect to make a return at
the time or times hereinbefore specified
in each year, such persons shall be
liable to a penalty of not less than $20
nor more than $1,000. Any person or
any officer of any corporation required
by law to make, render, sign or verify
return who makes any false or fraudu
I lent return or statement with intent
to defeat or evade the assessment re
quired by this section shall, be made
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be
fined not exceeding $2,000 or be im
prisoned not exceeding one year, or
both, at the discretion of the court,
with the costs of prosecution.''
CUSTOM CUTTERS MEET
HERE FEBRUARY 3 TO 6
Annual Convention of International
Association to Be Held at
Willard Hotel.
The annual convention of the Inter
national Custom Cutters' Association
of America Is to be held at the New
Willard Hotel, February 3 to 6, in
clusive.
The Washington Cutters' Club, which
is tile local branch of the association,
was organized in this city in February,
1908, and at the present lime has near
ly fifty members.
Tl)e last convention was held in this
city in 1908, due to the efforts of
Messrs. I'. J. Foley and Thomas F.
Kelly, delegates to the national con
vention held in Chicago. Mr. Foley
later served as second vice president,
first vice president and president, from
1910 to 1912. The Washington club
won the silver cup at Buffalo. N. Y.. in
1912 for having the largest exhibit
and again at Philadelphia this year.
The officers of the local organization
are: President. Leo P. Grady; vice pres
ident. Michael Pipitone; second vice
president, Jake Bernstein; treasurer,
E. B. Thiele; corresponding secretary,
James Filtzer; tinancial secretary. L.
E. Reed; chairman practical work, I.
Geraci; librarian, Robert Johnston;
trustees, Charles T. Neal, J. D. Mc
Conville, Charles G. Volk; executive
committee, John C. Wineman, J. M. Mc
Conville, Charles G. Volk, E. B. Thiele,
P. J. Foley, I. Geraci, George E. Heb
bard and Leo P. Grady.
FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD JOB.
Jersey City Mayor Names Miss A.
Grish Municipal Poormaster.
JERSEY CITY, X. J.. December 29.?
Miss Anita Grish will assume her duties
today as superintendent of the poor, to
which she was appointed by Mayor
Mark M. Fagan, despite the opposition
of his fellow members of the city com
mission. She is the lirst woman to be
appointed head of the city's poormaster's
office.
Miss Grish is now an assistant proba
tion officer of Hudson county. Before
taking up this work Miss Grish was
for three or four years at the head of
the organized aid in Jersey City.
PLANS TRIP TO SOUTH POLE.
Sir Ernest Shackleton Announces
Expedition for Next Year.
LONDON*. December 20.?Sir Ernest H.
Shackleton, the explorer, in a letter to
the Times announces his intention to
lead another expedition to the south pole
in 1914. He will start from a South
American port, with the object of cross
ing the south polar continnent from sea
to sea, returning by way of New Zealand.
He adds:
"I have been enabled to undertake this
expedition through the generosity of a
friend, and I have taken the liberty of
calling the expedition 'the imperial trans
atlantic expedition' because I feel that
not only the people of these islands, but
our kinsmen in all lands under the
union Jack, will be willing to assist to
ward the carrying out of the full pro
gram of exploration to which my com
rades and myself are pledged."
AIMS TO SAVE 1,000 LIVES.
Coroner Hoffman of Chicago Starts
Public Safety Campaign.
CHICAGO, December 29.?Coroner
Peter N. Hoffman has made a New Year
resolution to. save 1,000 lives in 1914.
Through a public safety campaign he
expects to lessen the number of Chi
cago accidents, he announced today.
The safety campaign was begun early
this year, and has been carr.ed to the chil
dren of the public schools. During the
nine years Coroner Hoffman has held
office he has held an average of 6.269
inquests annually. He said he expects
to see this number reduced to 5.000 next
year.
Airship Fleet in British Budget.
LONDON, December 29.?According to
the Daily Citizen, there are substantial
grounds for saying that the naval es
timate next session will be swollen by
more than S5.000.000 for an airship
lieet. This airship fleet will consist of
eight to ten dirigibles to begin with.
Dominican Politician Arrested.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Re
public. December 29.?Federico Velas
quez, formerly minister or finance and
a candidate for the presidency at the
laat election, was arrested today on
a political charge. From all parts of
the republic reports indicate thut per
fect order prevails.
MRS. M'CORMICK OPENS
NEW SUFFRAGE OFFICE
Congressional Committee to Conduct
Aggressive Campaign From
Headquarters Here.
Mrs. Medill McCormick of Chicago,
daughter of the late Senator Mark
Hanna, the new chairman of the con
gressional committee of the National
American Woman Suffrage Association, j
today opened headquarters for the com
mittee in the Munsey building. Up to
the present the committee, which was
formerly headed by Miss Alice Paul,
has had offices at 1420 F street, the
headquarters of the Congressional
Union for Woman Suffrage.
Mrs. McCormick arrived here Satur
i day and has conferred with Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, president of the Na
tional American Woman Suffrage As
sociation. and Miss Alice Paul and Miss
Lucy Burns, the leaders of the Con
gressional Union. She is stopping with
her mother, Mrs. Mark Hanna, ut 11 ?1 ?>
Avenue of the Presidents.
Plans Steady Campaign.
The congressional committee under its
new organization will work steadily in
the District for woman suffrage and keep
suffragists throughout the country in
touch with all developments here of the
votes-for-women light.
Mrs. McCormick has been a leader in
i the suffragist movement in Illinois for
| several years, and she had eharge of the
| delegation of women who called on l'res
1 ident Wilson recently to ask him to sup
j port the movement.
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HANS SCHMIDT'S COUNSEL
SUBMITS HIS FINAL PLEA
Asks Verdict of Acquittal on Ground
of Insanity?Prisoner Reported
Near Collapse.
NEW YORK. December 29.?"A half
educated, half-ignorant, near-German
philosopher, tainted with hereditary in
sanity, who early became owerreligious."
Hans Schmidt was thus described today
by his counsel in summing up at
Schmidt's trial for the murder of Anna
Aumuller. The defense asked a verdict
of acquittal on the ground of insanity.
William M. K. Olcott. for the defense,
said his client's greatest virtue was a de
sire to help others, although it was not
always directed in the proper channel.
He insisted that Schmidt really loved the
Aumuller sirl anil wanted to marry her.
The prosecution contends that this was
not the case, and that Schmidt murdered
the gi; I because she threatened him with
disgrace if he did not make her his wife.
The prosecution is confident of a con
viction of murder in the first degree.
Schmidt was reported to be near collapse
in his cell in the Tombs yesterday.
Prison officials said that he was un
doubtedly showing the strain of the or
deal of waiting for the jury's verdict to
day.
Assistant District Attorney Delehanty
summed up for the prosecution, and the
case went to the Jury shortly before 'J
o'clock. Mr. Deiehantv argued that the
prisoner was sane, and knew the nature
of his crime. He referred sarcastically
to the alienists retained by the defense,
saving that the nature of their testi
mony depended solely on which side
hired them.
TO CARRY ON CAMPAIGN.
Sociological Fund Given to Fight for
White Slave Films.
NEW YORK, December 29.?By the an
nouncement that John B. Stanc1"1 field had
been retained as counsel to continue the
fight for the presentation of "white
slave" motion-picture plays, t became
known last night that the sociological
fund of the Medical Review of Reviews
had given the movement its support and
would furnish the funds to carry on the
campaign.
Friday an order was issued in the su
preme court temporarily restraining the
presentation of the films.
A mass meeting is being arranged for
some nlg'it this week to protest against
the action of the police and to indorse
the "anti-slave" films. Norman Hap
good will preside, and among the speak
ers will be Mrs. Inez Milholland Bois
sevain. Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, Dr. Fred
erick Howe and Dr. James Warbasse.
SIX CITIES IN CONTEST.
Trip of Inspection to Determine
Lighthouse Depot Location.
The hearings on the mutter of obtain
ing a site for the lighthouse depot on the
south Atlantic coast were ended today,
when citizens of Fernandina, Fla., were
heard by Assistant Secretary Sweet of
the Department of Commerce. Before
making the decision in the matter, Mr.
Sweet said that he would make a trip of
inspection* to the six cities which are
seeking the station with a view to look
ing over the various sites, leaving this
city about January 10.
The location of the depot means much
more to the city which obtains it than
the mere building. Thousands of dollars
would be spent annually for supplies,
and most of this money will be spent In
the vicinity of the depot. The cities ask
ing for the depot are Charleston, S. C.;
Wilmington, N. C.; Savannah and Bruns
wick, (*a., and Jacksonville and Fernan
dina, Fla.
On an Inspection Trip.
CHARLESTON, S. C.. December 29.?
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Frank
lin D. Roosevelt arrived here this morning.
He left on a torpedo boat trip to Port
Royal for an inspection of the discipli
nary barracks, and plans to return here
this afternoon. He will remain over to
morrow. Representatives Whaley and
Byrnes accompanied him to Po: t Royal.
Turks to Buy $15,000,000 Warship.
LONDON, December 21).?Capt. Raouf
Pasha of the Turkish navy, whose ex
ploits as commander of the will-o'-the
wisp Turkish cruiser Harnidieh during
the Balkan war, made him famous, ar
rived in London today to complete, it is
stated, th* purchase of the Brazilian
dreadnought Hi<> de Janeiro for the Tur
kish government. The vessel is being fit
ted out at Armstrong's shipyards. The
price to be paid is said to be $15,000,000.
'Tango Dangerous,'' Bishop Declares
BAB-LE-OUC, France, December 29.?
The Bishop of Besancon today Issued a
pastoral letter forbidding the dancing
of the tango in his diocese. "The tango
is intensely dangerous, he says. 'It is
one of the greatest dissolvents of the
mnralitv of France." He appeals to all
Christian families to exclude it from their
homes.
Inventor of Cash Register Dead.
DAYTON, Ohio, December 29. John
Ritty, sixty-five, who is credited with
inventing the cash register, died at the
home of his sister. Mrs. Thomas
Cooper, here today. He got his idea
of a cash register from watching the
distance-recording device in the boiler
room of an ocean liner. Although the
cash register has made millions for
those who developed the idea, Ritty
died in only fair circumstances
MMOMCAIM
? AS GRAND JURY PROBES
Kent County Farmers Pour Into
Town, But Authorities Ex
pect No Trouble.
I CHESTERTOWN. Md., December 29.?
! Kent county farmers began streaming
| into town this morning for the meeting
! of the grand jury which was named
Saturday night for the purpose of takinK
up the cases of the negroes accused of
the murder of James R. Coleman, a well
to-do farmer.
Outwardly, at least, the population was
? aim and the authorities seemed satisfied
that there would be no repetition of the
wild scenes of last Saturday night, when
a mob unsuccessfully stormed the jail
with the avowed intention of lynching
the prisoners.
Baltimore Police on Scene.
I Mingling with the throngs in the streets
were a dozen members of the Baltimore
police force who were sent here yester
! day by Gov. Goldsborough's order to
assist the local authorities in upholding
the law. All during the night the Balti
more officers guarded the jail and pa
trolled the streets in its vicinity.
Inside the jail this morning the con
fessions of Jaines Par raw ay and Norman
Mabel were repeated and reduced to
writing for presentation to the grand
jury. Parraway has admitted that he
was the slayer of Co email and that
Mabel robbed the body. This confirmed
Mabel's statement to the state's at
torney, both confessions agreeing that
Parraway struck Coleman over the head
with an iron bar, killing him, while
Mabel rifled the dead man's pockets.
Three other negroes are also held in
jail in connection with the crime, but
it is understood that nothing has been
learned to implicate them.
Crowd Around Courthouse.
| The crowds around the -courthouse and
t jail increased rapidly during the morn
i ing, and when the grand jury assembled
the streets around the county building
were full of people.
Chief Judge Constable of the county
circuit court charued the jury to take
careful but quick action, and not to al
low themselves to be swayed by the dem
onstration made against the prisoners in
the jail.
i "I want you to treat this like an ordi
nary case," he said, "but at the same
time I urge that you. because of the con
dition of affairs and the feeling shown,
to act quickly."
So critical are conditions regarded and
the temper of the throng so apparent
that the court publicly announced that
tiie finding of indictments against the
negroes this afternoon would be followed
by a night session of the court to hear
the cases.
A condition resembling martial law
1 holds the town. Today the authorities
prohibited the receipt of liquor in Ches
1 tertown while the trial Is in progress.
|
! Given Eeception by Employes of
the Interstate Commerce
I
Commission.
I In the presence of members of his
i family and many of the employes of the
interstate commerce commission. Judson
C. Clements this afternoon at 2:%) o'clock
took the oath of office as interstate com
merce commissioner for the seven-year
! term, beginning January 1, 1913. He suc
! ceeds himself. This was the fifth time
that Commissioner Clements has taken
the oath of office as a member of the
commission. He was sworn in by George
B. McGinty, secretary of the commission.
When Commissioner Clements finishes
the term on which lie is about to enter
he will have completed nearly thirty
years' service as a member of the body
and will be seventy-five years old, and
the employes of the commission thought
that this was an appropriate time to
have a little ceremony in connection with
the administration of the oath. They
planned a reception for him and deco
rated his office. His immediate office
staff presented him with a large bunch
of flowers, as did also the other employes
of tiie commission.
SABOTAGE SPREADING TO
BIG PROVINCIAL OFFICES
Qelays in Transmission of Telegrams
and Mails Becoming Serious
in British Isles.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
LONDON, December 20, 1913.
The sabotage in the general post of
fice is not confined to the central tele
graph office, where instruments are be
ing tampered with in ever-increasing
numbers. It is spreading to the big
provincial offices, such as Manchester,
Glasgow and Linverpool, and delays in
the transmission of telegrams arc be
coming more serious every day.
Another instance of "ca" cannying.''
as sabotage is called by British trade
union members and officials, has come
to light In the general post office.
Typewriters are now used in large
numbers for the writing out of mes
sages, and these machines have devel
oped a remarkable facility for get
ting out of order and necessitating the
attention of mechanical experts to set
them right.
In regard to the sorting and delivery
of letters, "ca' cannying" Is being car
ried on by the class of workers known
as mail porters. It is frequently dis
covered tha a bag of letters is "acci
dentally" left behind in post office or
railway station; wagons destined for
the railway termini somehow arrive
late and trains are missed; break
downs of mail vans are remarkably
numerous, and it is surprising how the
porters contrive to take double the
time to handle a load of mail bags,
compared with the speed they were
displaying a few weeks ago. Men who
used to seize a baK in each hand and
; carry them from van to truck, or vice
i versa, now find that one bag taxes all
{ their strength. "No bustling" is now
! the order of the day.
Miss Jewel to Have Vacation.
Miss Izetta Jewel, leading woman of
the stock company at Poli's Theater, is
going on a vacation next week, it was
announced today, and Miss Frances Neil
son will take her place in the Poli Play
ers. Miss Neilson is announced to begin
her work with the company next Monday
evening.
Philologists Open Joint Meeting.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 29.?
Philologists from many colleges met here
today for the opening of the three-day
joint annual meeting of the Modern
Language Association of America and the
American Philological Association. Prof.
A. R. Hohlfcld of the University of Wis
consin is president of the Modern Lan
guage Association.
Hangars and Aeroplanes Burned.
HEMPSTEAD, N. Y., December 29.?
Six hangars and two aeroplanes at the
Hempstead aviation field, where some
of America's foremost aviators learned to
fly. were destroyed by fire today. The
loss was $25,000.
JEOPARDY OF FIREMEN
WILL BE INVESTIGATED
Commissioner Siddons to Start In
quiry Into 7th Street
Fire Eisk.
To place responsibility for the negli
gence or lack of Judgment, if any ex
isted. which permitted the trapping of
Ave firemen in the American Five and
Ten Cent Store building while the struc
ture was ablaze last Wednesday. Com
missioner Siddons tomorrow will com
mence an investigation during the course
of which all the heads of the fire depart
ment may be summoned before him to
tell what they know of the facts in the
case.
Declaring that, on the face of the situ
ation. some one was at fault, the Com
missioner thl6 morning said he wanted to
find out why these men nearly went to
their death without anybody apparently
knowing they were there. He suited that,
so far as he has been able to find out,
no blame can attach to Chief Wagner,
who arrived after the men had be?*n or
dered into the building and was not told
that they were there.
Commissioner Siddons said that he
wanted to find out, too. why the men
had been sent Into the building at all.
when it was known that the upper
stories were ablaze and there were no
lives to be saved which would have
justified such hazardous chances.
"I am in hope the inquiry will clear
up the matter satisfactorily and no
culpability on the part of any one will
be found." said the Commissioner, "but
.1 any official of the uepartinent was
guilty of such lack of Judgment as ap
pears to have been displayed In the
sending of these men Into the building
it is important that I know it.''
FIRE MENACES MONTREAL
Suffering From Water Famine,
Twenty Buildings Are Burned.
Dynamite to Be Used.
MONTREAL, l>ecember 29.?Fire broke
out here this afternoon in a block of
stores and houses at St. Hubert and On
tario streets. On account of the water
famine the fire department was unable
to check it.
At 2:.'J0 o'clock twenty buildings had
been destroyed and the firemen were
preparing to use dynamite.
The water famine that has prevailed
here since the breaking of a main sev
eral days ago compelled the firemen to
fight the blaze with only one stream from
the hydrants and their chemical extin
yuisncrs.
In half an hour the fire had swept
through a block. All the apparatus In
the city was summoned, and every chemi
cal extinguisher available was placed in
the hands of firemen.
From the block where it started the
fire leaped across the street to a large
jutomobile garage, where a series of
gasoline explosions threw jets of flame
in all directions.
At this point Chief Tremblay held a
consultation with his lieutenants and
sent for dynamite.
OFFERS LIST OF SITES
FOR MANY SMALL PARKS
?
Surveyor's Office Submits to District
Commissioners Locations for Ap
proval, if Congress Acts.
A tentative list of locations from
which selections will be made by the
Commissioners for the establishment of
small parks, "or breathing places," as
they are called by local officials, in the
event Congress approves an appropri
ation of $25,000 carried in the District
appropriation bill for that purpose, has
been made up by the surveyor's office.
It includes the following:
Nebraska avenue and Van Ness street
northwest. Reno and Jenifer streets,
Georgia avenue and Upshur street.
Bunker Hill road and Randolph street
northeast, Rhode Island avenue and 12th
street northeast. Rhode Island avenue
and Dakota avenue northeast, Pennsyl
vania avenue and 28th street southeast
and Minnesota avenue and Taylor road
southeast.
The acquisition of small parks is in l;ne
with the recommendation of the Mc
Millan park commission. An appropria
tion for this purpose is carried in the
current District appropriation act, and
condemnation proceedings have been in
stituted for the acquisition of the land
and the development of small parks at
Minnesota avenue and lt>th street south
east, Lincoln road and P street northeast.
10th street and Columbia road northwest,
lrtth street and Park road northwest. Co
lumbia road and Euclid street northwest,
at the intersection of Sherman avenue.
Park road and New Hampshire avenue
northwest, and at the intersection of
Florida avenfce, 1st street and It street
northwest.
NEGRO ACADEMY MEETS.
Problems of Bacc to Be Discussed at
Two-Day Session.
The seventeenth annual meeting of the
American Negro Academy opened at the
Y. M. C. A. building, 12th street branch,
this morning, the opening session being
devoted to the presentation of reports
and other routine business.
The annual address of the president,
A. H. Grimke, is to be presented at to
night's session. R. C. Bruce of this
city is also to present a paper on "The
School and the Community," and L. M.
Hershaw will discuss the status of the
negro laborer before the law.
The meeting will end with tomorrow
night's session, the program for which
includes an address on "The Universal
Race Problem," by E. C. Williams, pr.n
cipal of the M Street High School;
"Popular Fallacies of the Negro," by
Rev. Orishatukeh Faduma of North
Carolina, and "The Negro Awakening
to a Sense of His Native Worth and
True Place in History," by Rev. Mat
thew Anderson of Philadelphia.
HOME FBOM LONG VOYAGE.
Non-Magnetic Yacht Carnegie at
Anchor After Three Years.
The non-magnetic yacht Carnegie is at
anchor in the river at Brooklyn, at the
end of a voyage that covered more than
150,000 miles, and required three years to
complete. The vessel's work, it was
Btated today, is now about two-thirds ac
complished. it being the task of making
a complete magnetic survey of the globe,
the work being the undertaking of the
Carnegie Institution or Washington.
The survey was begun eight years ago,
and about three years, it is stated, will
be required to complete it, although at
the present time practically a.l the data
gathered in the eight years of voyaging
and in the 150.00O miles ot' the little ves
sel's last long voyage are in the hands of
? hydrographers, much of it aiready being
available for the use of vessel masters
navigating all the seas of the world.
' Slate Company's Liabilities, $200,000
RUTLAND, Vt-, December 29.?Liabili
ties of $200,000 are shown in the bank
ruptcy petition of the Vermont Slate
Company, divided among more than 600
creditors. Among the heaviest creditors
are the Williams Slate Company, the
Ohio Savings Bank and Trust Company
of Toledo, Ohio, and the Old Citizens'
I Bank of Ohio. i
INSANE, HE SLAYS *
HIS WIFE AND BABY
Robert Matoney, Alias J. R.
Willard, Shoots Spouse j
and Infant Daughter.
RAVING MAGICIAN CAUGHT
BY CINCINNATI POLICEMAN
Young Woman and Man Found Shot
to Death in Rear of East Side
Apartment in New York.
CINCINNATI. Ohio. ItwemU-i ?
Robert Maionry, a magician, who reM"
tered' at a leading hot*l here unil? r his
stage name of J. R. Willard, shot anJ
killed his wife, and Frances, hi* on?
year-old daughter, while they slept .1
their l>e<l earlv today. Maloney then
rushed from the ro<>ni in his untie- -
garments and ran shrieking like a man
man down the street to the KUt>penfi' n
bridge, where he was captured.
In his cell at the poll re station
Maloney cried repeatedly that lie hi.I
to kill his wife berause he saw the
demon of darkness in her eyes and it.
those of the baby.
"I hated to do it, but it had to be don?
I could see the devil walking in the ey?"?
of l?oth," he declared when Coroner
Foertmyer talked to him.
Married Three Times.
To the coroner Maloney >aitl that he
was known in the theatrical world a.s .1.
R .Willard. He at tirst insisted that h<*
was not married, but later stated he had
been married three times, lie married
the dead woman two years ago at L.ittte
Rock. Ark. Her name w:is Othello Har
rinian, and her father ii\es at Cushing.
Okla. Maloney said he was the son of
"Willard. the Wliard," who retired from
the stage and is now living at San An
tonio. Tex.
Maloney had been out of work, for
some time, his ast engagement beinu
at Hancock. Md.. a month ago. He ar
rived here a week a>ro with his wife
and child. They went to a boarding
house and remained there until last
night, when the family went to the
hotel. Coroner Foertmyer expressed
the opinion that Maloney's mind is un
balanced.
Buns Screaming- From Boom.
Immediately after the shooting Ma
loney, who was dressed in his under
clothing. ran screaming out of the
room, carrying a revolver. J M. Tur
ner, the hotel clerk, attempted to stop
him. but he stru< k him in the face and
rushed out of r.he hotel. Several oth? ?
men tried to stop him as he ran down
the street, bur he waved them asid?
with his revolver.
Reaching the suspension bridge. W.
T. Curry, the tender, attempted to
intercept him. Maloney struck Curry a
powerful blow in the face, causing th?
blood to flow from his face ar?d nos
He then ran out toward the center of
the bridge, where he was captured by
Bridge Poiiceman James Holmes.
Double Murder Suspected.
NEW YORK, December 2!>.?A youns
woman and a man were found shot to
death early today in the rear of a little
apartment on the lower Kast Side. Mie
was identified as Mrs. William Ashuu.
wife of a musician. The dead man w ho
lay beside her had papers In his pocket
indicating that lit was Albert Rogousk:.
u chair caner. There were two bullet
holes in his head and one in his chest. A
bullet through the brain had killed the
woman.
The police were at tirst inclined to p it
the case down as one of murder and sui
cide, but subsequently began work on
the theory that double murder had been
committed. Two men were locked up as
suspects.
NEW TRUNK MURDER MYSTERY
Box Containing Body Dumped in
Street From Pushcart.
NEW YORK. December ;!!?.?A trunk
containing the still warm body of a man
who had been bound hand and foot ami
murdered -vas dumped out of a push'ait
in the heart of the East Side today and
leit in the gutter. '
"Lrfjok out for this trunk and we will
pay you when we come back." sa.d one of
the two men who pushed the cart t< Sam
uel Trabie. an eight-year-old resident of
Pitt street. The boy watched it for 1 all
an hour, then told a policeman.
The murdered ni^n was about foil}
years old and emaciated. The lower patt
of his face was muffled in a red bandanna
hanukerctiie oy wnk-ii the police ne.n v e
he had been smothered. 'I he body had
been doubled Iwck in tlie trunk and cov
ered with straw.
The pushcart men had left plenty of
linger print evidence on the trunk, and
equipped with these a large force of de
tectives set out to lind them
,?
GERMANY READY TO BARGAIN.
! Refuses U. S. Request for "Most Fa
! vored Nation" Treatment at Present.
BERLIN, December ?Germany to
day refused the request of the Uniti d
States government for the "most favor
ed nation" treatment of American
Bteels, rubber shoes, etc., but it is
hinted that she is willing to bargain
for this concession if the United State -,
will make an equivalent offer in re
turn for it. The reply of the German
government to the application of tho
United States government points out
various features of the American tariff
law?namely, the inspection of tiio
books of manufacturers and th< ad
ministration regulations?whicn Ger
many would like to see changed
Commercial circles here express the
opinion that tne German-Americau
tariff negotiations will ne extremely
difficult without some sucti method 01
bargaining.
THAW EXAMINATION RESUMED
Court Commission's Work at Con
cord Expected to Occupy Week.
CONCORD, N. H.. December 2#.?The
commission appointed by the federal
court to determine whether it would b
safe to admit Harry K. Thaw to baii
resumed its examination of the Mattea
wan fugitive today. This examina
tion and the study of the "case book '
of rtie Matteawan Hospital covering
Thaw's record at that institution will
occupy a week.
The commission plans to hold a pub
lic hearing next week, at which any
intere.-neu parties may be heard, it is
probable that testimony will be takeu
to show how Thaw had conducted him
self since his arrest at Colebrook.
Under a rescript issued by Federal
Judge Aldrich, the hearing: will be
contined to acts since Thaw's comni ttal
to Matteawan, tending to show per
sonal violence or a disposition to do
physical harm.
Mantle of Snow Surprises Parisians.
PARIS, December 28.?Parisians awoke
yesterday surprised to find the city hidden
under a mantle of snow. Saturday there
was a great rainstorm and street car and
railroad service was delayed. Telegraph
ic and telephone communication with for
eign and provincial centers haa been in
terrupted.

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