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Rain a Friday and probably warmer warmer y tc tonight tonightFriday rainHUMBER rain rainNUMBER ritght < < fie fiin ton fime I LAST LAST EDITION DITIO I I INUMBEH
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Commissioners Will Ask AskAuthority AskAuthority AskAuthority
Authority to penalize street car carcompanies carcompanIes carcompanies
companies for not providing ade adequate adoquate adequate ¬
quate service for tho public publicThe publIcTho publicThe
The fixing of a standard of tho thocars thoars thocars
cars that shall be operated In the theDistrict theDIstrIct theDistrict
District DistrictThe DIstrIctThe DistrictThe
The right to control the trans transfer tmnsfer transfor
fer system or the establishment establishmentby
by Congress of a compulsory tin tinTcrsal unl unlQ universal
Q Tcrsal transfer system systemAbsolute systemAbsolute systemAbsolute
Absolute control of the compahies compa companies companies ¬
nies schedules schedulesIsidore schodulesYOUNG echodulesYOUNG
Isidore I 1core Debovis the tb eightyearold lad ladwho ladWho 1adwho
who was bit by a rabid ojpUla qplU last Frl FrlHay Friday
Hay 1 y will have to stay the regulation regulationtwtntythrea regulationtw
t twtntythrea tw ttythre days In the Pasteur Insti Institute Institute lnstltute ¬
tute at Baltimore whither he was taken takenSunday takenSunday takenSunday
Sunday SundayBuoyed SundayBuoyed SundayBuoyed
Buoyed by the hope of soon again sea seaing S Sing seeing <
ing her elRMyeareld eltchtyear ld son Mrs Francois FrancoisDebovls FrancoiSDebGvls FrancolsDebovis
Debovls smiles through h her r tears and andreasserts andreasserts andreasserts
reasserts time tlm and again her joy in inknowing 1 1knowIng inknowing
knowing that her boya life is to be becaved bev6d besaved
caved v6d Day after day the anxieua anxieuamother andeusmother anxteuemother
mother has lived in the hope that oaoh oaohwould eaohwould eaehwould
would Bee 158 her boys return It wa W was I be believed belIeved beIleved ¬
lieved he could be brought back to toWashington toWashington toWashington
Washington on Monday but It will be betwo betwo betwo
two weeks or more before Mrs Debovls Debovlsmay Debovrsmay Debovismay
may see her eon eonThe sonTh eonThe
The Th mingled hope aril dl disappointment disappointmentthat eppolntment eppolntmentthat
that la manifest n enifeat in the mothers atti attitude Mtitude tU tUt1de ¬
tude la most affecting The last few fewdays lewdas lawdays
days were height ones for her because becauseshe beeaueeshe beeauset
t she thought th g t the youngster would OJuk oome oomeback ooraeback Onteac1c
back ac1c to her on Monday When hen she was wastold 15t wastold
t told > ld he could not eom CO come until the twentythree twenty tWftMtyrthree tWtMt tWtMtthree
three days II were re over she cried first indisappointment in indisappointment Indlsappolnllft8ftt >
disappointment and them laughed laUft d with withjoy wltIbjO wtWjoy
joy jO that the 4ocKors eetors haft found tuMit it pos possible pdssible pdestble ¬
sible to gave her sons life lifeHome UfeHome ltf ltfHome
Home Is Darkened DarkenedOur DarkenedOur DarkenedOur
Our home is s not bright and happy happylike happylike laPJty laPJtylike
like it was before he went away wa she sheBald he heNlltl h hsaid
said this morning We Ve were always alwaysso alwaysharpy
so e happy at Christmas but this year yearit yearit 881 881U
it was different differentMonday dlftcrentMondaY differentMonday
Monday evening there was no little llttlaboy littleboy littleboy
boy to put to bed with UlL stories about aboutyanta Aboutfant abouti
fant i yanta + anta Claus CIa WI There was no little seeking stook stooking stooking
ing to till and when my husband hu 1Mmd and andI
I woke up Christmas morning there therewas therewas therewas
was ne shining face to bM us Merry MerryChristmas MerryChrl MerryChrietmas
Christmas Chrl tmaa Oh how I miss ml the little littlefellow littlefellow littlefellow
fellow and how I want him back to towarm towarm towarm
warm the cold days da that I must lay in inbed Inbed inbed
bed too ill to get up and wait en myself my myself m mselt ¬
self selfMr Mr and Mrs Debovis are ar both in inThe 11L 11LThe 111rhe
The father Is just recovering from an anattack anattack anr
attack of pleuropneumonla and is still stilltoo 8t1l1too stilltoo
r too weak we kto to move from the poor room roomwhere roomwhere room roomwhere
where both he and his wife are con confined rontined confined ¬
fined The mother Is new ill of pneu pneumonia pneu pneumonia pneumonia ¬
monia which might take a critical turn turnIf turnit turnif
If bad news came from her son sonLad S It ItLad
4 Lad Doing Well WellDr WellDr WellDr
Dr Woodward of the Health Office Officelast OIDco1ast Omcclast
last night received r elved a a letter from the thephysicians thephysicians thephysicians
physicians of the Pasteur Pute r Institute It Itsaid Itliald Itsaid
said that the little fellow was wa doing doingwell doingwell doingwell
well and seemed satisfied to stay there thereThey thereThey thereThey
They want ant him to take a full course of oftreatment ottreatnent oftreatment
treatment and In that case he will be bein b bin bein
in Baltimore three weeks longer longerPerhaps longerPerhaps longerPerhaps
Perhaps said aJd the father title mern merning mernJng mornlag
lag I may be well enough to go over overto overto overto
to see him in a few days I miss him htmso himr
r 80 much muchThe muohThe muchThe
The mothers condition according to tothe tothe tothe
the doctor who ho attends her its much muchimproved muchimproved muchimproved
improved today With the stimulus that thather thathpr thather
her son is doing well she may be Al Almost almost almost ¬
most well by the a time he h Is released
from the hospital hospitalDAVIS hospitalDAVIS hospitalDAViS
Henry B Davis district plumbing In Inspector Inspector inspector ¬
spector was today granted permission permissionby permls lon lonby
by the District Commissioners to repre represent represcnt reprosent ¬
sent this city as a delegate to the an annual annual annual ¬
nual convention of the American So Soletv 80llH Soit
llH letv it of Inspectors of Plumbing Plumbin and and8anitary
Sanitary Engineers Engineers to be held in Cleve Cleveland Cleve Cleveland Clcneland ¬
land Ohio January January 8 S L and 10 nnxt nextr
r Mr Davis who is i president pre tdent of the society so society soI ¬
ciety I ty will present a number of Important Import Important important ¬
ant subjects at the convention conventionTHE conventionTHE conventionTHE
Steamers departing today t clay ror Bump Kuroptan Bumpan I1uropcan
tan an ports will wit have fresh sou soutiiwaetarly soutiiwaetarlywinds HutJnvttrlYwinds weetbrly weetbrlywinds
winds and fair weather to the GrandBanks Grand GrandBanks GranaBanks
9 a am m 26 5612m
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1 p m 36 36DOWNTOWN 35DOWNTOWN 3tDclwNTo1i +
9 a m nt a 9S S
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Sun set sets today today 44 4 4t = pm pmSun pmSun pmSun
Sun rises tomorrow 7dtam 7dtamTIDE 711 ahn ahnPIDB m mrIDE
t High J11 h tide todayhigh today tod S43pni S43pniHigh 553 p
High tide tomorrow tomorrow1tI J4fl j ltmn ltmnLow 1Jn 1JnLow m mLow
Low tide tomerraw6 tomorrow torro11 idHan aj tag 6 a pm pmHARPERS prnHARPERS pmHARPI
Both oth rivers clear clearG
Commissioners Commissioners Will Vill Ask AskCongress AskCongress AskCongress
Congress for Law Penal Penalizing Penalizing Penalizing ¬
izing Companies CompaniesSeek CompaniesSeek CompaniesSeek
Seek Universal Transfers Transfersand Transfersand Transfersand
and Standard Rolling RollingStock RollingStock RollingStock
Stock in District DistrictWant DistrictWant DistrictWant
Want to Also Have Full FullCharge FullCharge FullCharge
Charge of All theSchedules the theSchedules theSchedules
Schedules SchedulesThat
That Congress pass a bill compelling compellingthe oompeUlngthe compellingthe
the stroet oar companies of the District Districtto
to establish a universal transfer system systemor liEtemOt systemor
or that it enact into law la with adequate adequatepenalty adGfluatepenalty adequatepenalty
penalty provision a provision that the theDistrict thaD16trlct theDistrict
District Commissioners be given abso absolute abaolut absolute ¬
lute lut control of the transfer system and andthe andtho andthe
the street oar service in general in the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District will be the report of the Com Commissioners CommlHsloners Commissioners ¬
missioners to Congress Congra s on the Wiley Wileybill Wileybill VSleybill
bill for universal transfersThe transfers transfersThe transfersThe
The Commissioners make no secret of ofthe ottho ofthe
the fact that they are convinced that thatsome thatsome thatsome
some reform is needed in the matter of ofthe otthe ofthe
the street car c r service in the District of ofColumbia ofColumbia ofColumbia
Columbia ColumbiaAlthough ColumbiaAlthough ColumbiaAlthough
Although the Commissioners refuse to todiscuss tQdiscuss todiscuss
discuss their report before sending it itto Itto ftto
to Congress It is h known that they will willreport willreport willso
so > report as to dissipate the contentionthat contention contentionthat contentionthat
that no legislation is needed la order rder to tosecure tosecure tosecure
secure a good service for the public publicEngineer pubUeEngineer publicEngineer
Engineer Commissioner BJddte who whohas whohas whohas
has charge of the preparation of t the offi official orrlclal off i icial ¬
cial report of the Commissioners on the thebill theb1l1 thebill
bill has completed the report and will willtake wlUt willtake
take t ke it up with Commissioner Comnd lonelll e Maefar Maefarland Maefarland Macfarland
land and West within the next day dayor dayor dayor
or two t woo
No Penalty Provided ProvidedThe ProvidedThe ProvidedThe
The recommendation of the Commis Commissioners Commhistoners Cemmiesioners ¬
sioners that some action be taken by byCongress byCOngresa byCongresa
COngresa to better b tter the facilities fcIllU offered offeredby ortere ortereby offeredby
by the street oar companies here will 111 be bein beIn bein
in line with communications that they theyhave thyhave theyhave
have sent a nt to the House H8tl 9 and Senate for forthe torthe forthe
the past t five n e years They have been beenhampered 1Htefthampered basehampered
hampered all along by b the fact that thatwhile Uu thatwhile t twhUe
while the charters granted the oar com companies companies cornpenis ¬
panies by dengrees gave th the Cemmls Cemmlselonera OemMleslonerB Cemmleeloners
elonera the right to make certain re reWtiremanta reqvJr8IBoota regelremente
Wtiremanta of th the company OOJR the t that CT failed ffeitadto f6UeIIto failedto
to provide for any penalties pMalu to b 1M 1m 1mpoHd imposed j jposed
posed ea ea the companies cQinpAnl stwtiiM tJMT U r fait faitto tat tatto tailto
to meet the requirements requirementsThis relltlrementsThIs re 1IiiremsntsThis
This fault In islation is J what theCommissioners the theCommissioners theComn1i88lonerl
Commissioners want remedied They Theywould Theywould Theywould
would like to put a a stop top to the present presentI preHntrul presentrule
I rule rul which is that the companies do as asI ailthey asthey
I they please pl se in the matter of schedules schedulesand scheduluI schedulesand
and the Kinds o of cars that they operateIn operate operateIn operateIn
I In their report which will be sent ent to toCongress toCongre toCongress
Congress Congre s a few days da s after the holidays holidaysthey holidaysthoy holidaysthoy
thoy will want legislation passed allow allowIng allowleg j jmg
mg the Commissioners to nx fix a a standard standardI
I of the he car to be operated ht the Dis District Dlstrlct District ¬
trict to control absolutely the sched schedules schedules achedules
ules on which cars are operated and to tohave toI tohave
I have the authority and the means to toj tocompel tocompel
j compel obedience obedl nce of their orders ordersControl erdersControl ordersControl
Control of Transfers TransfersThat TransfersThat TransfersThat
That the Commissioners will want wantthe wantthe wantthe
the power to regulate the transfer mat matter mattEr matter ¬
ter themselves seems s ems tolerably certain certainThis certaInThis certainThis
This Is I the point which will be taken takenup takenup j jup
up by the Board of Commissioners for forthe forthe forthe
the purpose purpo e of deciding deoidin whether they theywhich tb4YI theywill
will ek the passage df the vtley billwhich bill billwhich
I which demands in law I v that the universal universaltransfer universalI
I transfer transf r system 5yst m be established establishedIt
It however they see 8 e later that such suchauthority sunRauthority suchauthority
authority will not be delegated to them themby themb themby
by b Congress they may according to toto toto toto
to those familiar with the situation con consent consent consent ¬
sent to the th passa passage 1 > o of the Wiley W 1ey bill billrather billrather billrather
rather than lose 8SS8fO all al chance of any legis legislation 1 e eta ¬
lation ta tIon on n the subject subjectHow subjectHo subjectHow
How Ho this report of the Commissioners Commissionerswill
will affect Congress in general and theHouse the theHouse theHO1se
House District Committee is i easily easilyrealized easilyrealized
realized In whatever terms it may be bei becouched becouched
I couched Its lrat general eneral tenor and conch conclusion conchslon
i sion will be that the present service of ofI ofthe
1 the car c r companies ne needs ds improvement improvementa
a compulsory improvement prompt and andthorough andthorough andthorough
thorough thoroughThis thoroughThis i iThis
This will give an impetus to the a aready aready al already
ready fixed purpose of the House to topass tQpass topass
pass some legislation making the lb improvement im improvement Improoment ¬
provement a fact factHas factHas factHas
Has Two Champions ChampionsMoreover ChAmpionsrereovor ChampionsMoreover
Moreover Mr Wiley and Mr Madden Maddenauthors Maddenauthors Maddenauthors
authors of tl tb n < 1 transfer bills will ad advocate ado advodate ¬
vocate o ate the enactment enac nent into law of their theirproposition t theirproposition o1r o1rproposition
proposition contending that there Is I no nonecessity nonM68slty nonesoesity
necessity for delegating the power to tothe tothe tothe
the Commissioners C mmlssloners and that the reform reformshould refonnshould reformshould
should should be made a fact at onee by an anact anact anact
act of Congress thus doing away with withthe withtb withtho
the tb machinery machIne of an Intermediate interm8dl te party partythe partythe
the Commissioners CommissionersMr
I Mr Madden and Mr Wiley continue to toreceive tor toreceive
receive r celve hundreds of letters recommending recommend recommending recommendling ¬
ling ing their bills and urging them to make makevery makevery makeevery
every very endeavor to secure for the people peopleof peopleot peopleof
of the District the universal transfer transferj transferBatem transfersystem
j I system systemConsequently systemConsequently
Consequently when the District Com Committee ¬
Corn I mittee takes up tho proposition for final finaladjustment finaladjuslmentt finaladjustment
adjustment adjuslmentt it will have to consider thefollowing the thefollowing thefonowlng
following things gringo in its favor favorThe favor1he favorThe
The move is championed by strong strongmen strongmen strongmen
men in Congress Congressit
it is recommended directly and In Indirectly tndlrectl indirectly ¬
directly dlrectl by the District Commissioners CommissionersIt Comml skmers skmersIt
It is demanded dem nded by the voice of the peo peopl peoIl peopie
pl pie S of the city and DistrictWill DistrictWill District DistrictWill
Will Hold Committee CommitteeThese CommitteeThes CommitteeThese
These things it would seem will do doaway doaway doaway
away with the slightest possibility of ofthe otthe ofthe
the committees renouncing its present presentdetermination presontdetMmlnaUon presentdetermination
determination to report the bill to the theHouse theH theHouse
House H use for speedy passage passageWhther passage1Vhther passageWhether
Whether the other reiorms schedules schedulesstandards s sehedulesstandards hedulftS hedulftSt1ndnrds
standards of cars as requested by the theCommissioners theCommlil6loners theCommissioners
Commissioners and provided for in the theMadden theMadden theMadden
Madden bill will be enacted Into Taw Tawis TvIs Tswis
is somewhat more problematical but the thechanc therhln theehnnces
ehnnces chanc s In their favor are greatG great greatG grOAtG
G T Dunlop president Of t the Cap Capital CapItal Capital ¬
ital Traction Company was in a philo philosophical phil8IJOphleal phileoophcai ¬
sophical mood today toda when he was we ques questioned qU qUtloned queetinned ¬
tinned about the proposal for universal universaltransfers urftvelllltransfers urliverealtraaafers
transfers in the District DistrictOh DIstrIctOh DistrictOh
< <
Oh he said calmly oalml I suppose supposetheyll aupposetheyl1 supposetheyll
theyll go on up there and do the th thing tilingas thingas thingas
as they want to < < I have received no nonotice nonQU nonotice
notice nQU e of a a public hearing hearln on the sub subject suljlHt sabjeet ¬
ject I know nothing no thin of the matter matterHowever maUftruHowwcr matterHowever
However thi v is Christmas and Im Imnot rmnot Imnot
not worrying r h wlu Jh
Chance Ch nce for Escape EscapeBy escapeBy
By Doctor Accused AccusedIn
In Bywaters C Case se
Leons eonis Loophole LoopholeThe oop o e eThe +
The family cannot consent to tofurther tofurther tofurther
further embarrass Viola by re requiring requiring requiring ¬
quiring her to go to Washington Washingtonand
and testify against Dr Leon who whoit whoit whoit
it is charged performed the crim criminal criminal criminal ¬
inal operation upon her His conviction con conviction convictiort ¬
viction would not be worth the theprice theprice theprice
price priceWe
We have no doubt he is the theman theman theman
man but this affair is too horri horrible horrible horrible ¬
ble in all its details now to agi agitate agitate agitate ¬
tate it further in this way wayAs wayAs wayAs
As bad as his alleged crime crimewas crimewas climewas
was his conviction would not be beworth beworth beworth
worth this to the Strother family familyalthough familyalthough familyalthough
although we would like to see seethe seethe seethe
the law enforced enforcedAttitude Attitude of ofStrotheis ofStrothets ofStrothers
Strotheis toward Washington Washingtonphysician Washingtonphysician Washingtonphysician
physician physicianPEOPLE physicianl physicianDESPITE
Increase IncreaseINNAGES in Cost of Liv Living Living LivGreater ¬
ing Outruns OutrunsIncome Greater GreaterIncome GreaterIncome
Income Except tin tinThree in inThree inThree
Three States StatesNKW StatesNEW II IINEW
NEW YORK Dee 21 21ltgurM Figures gather gathered gathered gathered ¬
ed by its correspondents e in various variousStates varl variousStates Us UsStat
States Stat ol the Union showing the com comparativ cemparaUIner comparativa
parativ paraUIner Increases of wages and the coat coatof CO costof t tof
of living uvtra are a printed today by the theWorld theWrld theWorld
World Generally GraU the tht statistics show showthat snowthat showthat
that while there have been some notable notableincreases notableiacrae notableincreases
increases in wages they have not kept keptpace keptpaee keptpace
pace with the rise rl > > e of rf t commodities commoditiesAmong oemmodltlellAmong oonmmodltiesAmong
Among the increases Incr cited are areEmplo areEmployee j jEmployee
Employee Emplo Increase IncretlHPennslvanl IncreasePennsylvania j
Pennsylvania road 18SOOO nMCXMXK bI2600000Other U80000GOther i iOther
Other Eastern roads IWOtf 7000 7tOOIOO 7tOOIOOF 7KO600Western 00 00Western
Western F 8 iii t ern roads roadsswitchmen r roadsswitchmen 0 a d iii iiiawltt1hmen
switchmen M Moo XM < 6WiOOO 6WiOOOStandard ti0000atandard 000000 000000Standard
Standard Oil MNt 6ia0 Jeoo JeooN8W 2606640New 6MC < M MNew
New England Cotton CottonMills CottonMUls Cottonfulls
Mills 17SCOO l11 OO SOWOW SOWOWUnited 1000000United 9000040United
United States Steel 4MW 41 19M 1981Amalpmated 1566060 1566060Ama1gsnutted M MAmalgamated
Amalgamated Copper 12M9 l 1001000 IJOt00eMine 1001000Mine 1 OI00IJ OI00IJMine
Mine Owners Owners Arteona MM R I MfJOO 600000American MfJOOAmerican 00 00American
American Express Co 10009 009000 009000National 040600National
National Express Co 49M 4 SOOCOO SOOCOOCalumet 2V 2VCalumet OO OOCalumet 1
Calumet and Heals 6001 OOf GOOOOO GOOOOOTotals rlIOOOOTotals ado adoTotaia
Totals 28eeO D 41909009 41909009People 41OO 41500040People OO OOPeople
People Win in Three States StatesNearly StatesXeat13 StatesNearly
Nearly eter State reported shows an anIncrease anncreaM anIncrease
Increase ncreaM in wages but in only three threeIndiana threeIndiana threeIndiana
Indiana Rhode Island and nd Wisconsin Wisconsinare
are the Increases Increases above the rise in inprices InprtC inprices
prices prtC 8 Wisconsins Fl consins increase have come comepractically comepracUea1ly comepractically
practically within three months while whileprices whileprices whileprices
prices have climbed steadily for years yearsIn yearsIn yearsIn
In Delaware it is about a standoft standoftIn
In Ohio it Is estimated wages nave naveadvanced naveadanced naveadvanced
advanced SO per cent in five years ear8 while whileprices whUeprlc whileprices
prices prlc have risen 36 per cent In Michigan Michi Michigan Michigan ¬
gan wages show an average increase of orI
3 cents a day da while prices have ad advanced advanced advanced ¬
vanced much higher in Minnesota Minnesotawhile Minnesotawhile MInnesotawhile
while no figures ftgu are given statisticians statisticiansestimate statisticianse statisticiansestimate
estimate e t1mttte the balance is against the pee people poopie peepie ¬
pie In Colorado there have been sub substantial substantial substantial ¬
stantial wage advances in some lines linesof linesof linesof
of industry but that prices have haveamounted havemountecl haveamounted
amounted more rapidly is shown by several sev several several ¬
eral threatened strikes workmen claim claiming clalmIn claiming ¬
ing In they cannot make a a living livingEven livingEven livingEven
Even Balance in Illinois IllinoisIn
In Illinois IlUn ls there have been wage advances ad advances adaue ¬
vances aue a and Prof Small Sma of Chicago ChicagoUniversity ChicagoUnlverstt ChicagoUniversity
University figures the year y ar may show showan showan showan
an oven balance Maryland Maine and andGeorgia andGeor andGeorgia
Georgia Geor are among the States on the thedebit thedebit thedebit
debit side sideQuotations sideQuott1ons sideQuotations
Quotations of prices of commodities commoditiesin
in New York are given showing allowing ad advances advances advances ¬
vances Flour and potatoes are almost almostthe almostth almostthe
the th only commodities showing a de decrease decreaSe docrease ¬
crease from last years prices This isdue Is Isdue Isdue
due to good crops Meats have advanced advancedfrom advancedfrom advancedfrom
from of a cent to 3 cents per perpound perpound perpound
pound Butter has advanced ad van cud from 24 24to 24to 4 4to
to N cents a pound and eggs from 33 33to 33to 33to
to 87 rents eats a dozen Coffee is a quarter quarterof
of a cent and tea half a cent higher higherl hIgherRttnta higherRents
l Rents have also advanced advancedHUSBAND advancedHUSBAND advancedHUSBAND
NEW BRUNSWICK N J Dec 27 27Mr 21Mr 27Mr
Mr and Mrs Isaac Dunn who were werekilled werekilled werekilled
killed by b a train at Stelton crossing crossingleft crossingleft crossingleft
left wills each bequeathing property to tothe tothe tothe
the other As both were killed at the thesame thesame thesame
same time a legal tangle rivaling that thatCharles thatCharles thatCharles
Charles Fair and his wife is expected expectedto
to take place placeARTIST placeARTIST placeARTIST
NEW YORK Dec 27 TCharles Charles F FProctor FProctor FProctor
Proctor a New York artist who has hasbought hasb hasbought
bought b ught the famous Southwick grove in ini inMkldleto1n inMiddletown
i Middletown Conn near the farms of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Vanderbilts purposes p rD05es to build a aresidence aresldence aresidence
residence there The grove contains 113 U3acres 113acres
j acres and has been 1x > en the favorite picnicgruunds picnic picnicgrounds picnicgruunds
gruunds of society for decades
BrideWidows Family Ob Object Object Object ¬
ject to tp Her Testifying TestifyingAgainst TestifyingAgainst TestifyingAgainst
Against LeonSentiment Leon LeonSentiment LeonSentiment
Sentiment Favors Slayers SlayersWho SlayersvVho SlayersWho
Who May Be Freed onUnwritten on onUnwritten onUnvritten
Unwritten Law LawRelative LawRelative LawRelative
Relative of Dead Man Thinks ThinksStrothers ThinksStrothers ThinksStrothers
Strothers Did Honor Honorable H Honorable nor norable ¬
able Act ActBy ActDy ActBy
By a Staff CorreimndnK CocT Corroiesiatpe CorroiesiatpeCULPEPER t tCULPEPER
I CULPEPER Va Del DtJCo 27 7Dr I7DrLegn 7DrLeQn Dr DrLegn
Legn the Washington physician physlci n allogod al alleged alloged ¬
leged by Mrs Mr Viola B Iiyhsftters > n atera t rs to tohave to1b i
1b have aye performed a criminal opera operation operation operation ¬
tion upon her at the instance of ofyoung1 ofroung ofyoung
young William Bywaters prior to tohis tohis tohis
his enforced marriage and subse subsequent subsequent subsequent ¬
quent death at the hands of her herbrother herbrothers herbrothers
brothers while trying to dejart her herwill herwill herwill
will escape prosecution pro cclltlon if the t e girls girlstestimony girlstcwUmOD girlstestimony
tcwUmOD testimony is depended upom upo to in indict inmet indict ¬
dict him h1l1lIt himIt T TIt
It vas a authoritativoly staCqd sta scat 9d id here heretoday heretoasy heretoday
today by a member m mber of the theStl10ther theStl10therftmUy Smotherfamily Smother Stuotherfamily
family that while wId1 they the very much muchdesire muchde muchdesire
desire de lrc to ace Dr Leon punie punished punia1u iqd d and andare andare andare
are willing to assist in any way BY pro provided pro1dod providod
vided their slater could testify t6Sti with without without without ¬
out a trip to Washington slid h tl tho thepublicity thopublicity thopubltclty
publicity of a trial that if the latter latteris latteris latteris
is necessary noe 884lr Dr Lean wflwift wT1tl w l havo havoi Itavoto havoto
i to go unpunished no far ar Ji a tbi tihfa hts in individual individual individual ¬
dividual case ie concerned concernedWill concernooWill concernedWill
Will Not Push Case CaseIt CaseIt CaseIt
It i generally conceded hare lul even evenby evenby wrenby
by those not familiar wit with Ut Ute a attitude attitudeof ttude ttudeof tttudeof
of the Strother family that trio tHo case casewill C83Cwin casewill
will not be pushed for this reason alone aloneA aloneA aloneA
A detective MIlt ent out by the Washing Washington W Whdhington hlng hlngton ¬
ton Detective Bureau last week old not notobtain not notowln notobtain
obtain the coveted lotervtew jAlti 1 a the theyouoK theOUDg theyouaff
youoK OUDg whew aa she 19 watt oo oee i lJfi BMta its ro roe 10e roo
e tve re e Miss i < n It la also understood uRder8to < > d thatthe that thatthe thatUte
the decision not tt t4t > appear against ag ln t Dr DrLeon DrLoon DrLoon
Loon for the sake of the family pride pridemay prIde prIdeJtMt pinidemay
may JtMt have also influenced In ueltCed the family in innot Innot innot
not having Mrs Jir Bywaters D rs make a fur further further further ¬
ther statement regarding r the operation operationto
to the Washington detective detectiveUntil detectiveUntil detectiveUntil
Until receipt of the information car carried carried carried ¬
ried exclusively in Th The Times Tim of Men Menday Mendy Menday
day afternoon the tn Strother family was waanot wasnet wasnet
net aware that young Bywaters had hadcarried hadCNUTied hadcarried
carried their sister to a Washington Washingtonmanicure Washingtonmanicure Vuhlngtonmanicure
manicure Introducing her as his wife wifeMrs wifeIrs wifeMrs
Mrs Irs Tyson and that while there the thagirl thegirl thegirl
girl had bdcon confided ded her troubles to one oneof oneot oneof
of her sex expressing ftXpre lng her love and at
the TOme me time her distrust of Bywaters Bywaterswith
with Hh tlt whom she an Jived at the Montrose
Hotel for two weeks following the
operation This information Is regarded regarded3L
here 3L IUI rfcyor fAvorable Wa to the defense Indi ¬
cating ting as it does doe that the girl had mis
hlnga AS to the fulftUment ot the
premises of the Jftan she had so com
pletely p etely trust trusted d and strengthening the
contention 6t the Strother brothers that
Bwaters did not Intend to 0 ever accept acceptUphold
her as bls wife wifeUphold n nUphold
Uphold the Slayers SlayersNow SlayersNow SlayersNow
Now that the excitement first attend ¬
ing the t 8 killing of young Bywaters has
subsided the matter is being more calm ¬
ly discussed dla Med It still is the chief topic
of of conversation in Culpeper CulP P8r and this
entire section of the State The Stroth ¬
er brothers are in receipt of o many man let ¬
ters from different portions of the Stateexpressing State Stateexpressing Statee
expressing e pre slng sympathy and commending
their action in taking the life of By ByI B Bwaters
I waters while he was attempting to de desert desert dosert
sert their sister an hour after marry ¬
ing her Letters from parties In other
States have also aJ o been received one from froma
a physician In II Its Charleston being espec ¬
ially strong strongWhile strongVtdle strongWhile
While young Bywaters has many manystrong manystrong manystrong
strong friend It must be admitted that thatsince thatsine thatsince
since sine the testimony of Mrs Gaines and Andthe i ithe ithe
the young widow Mrs tr By Bywat Bywaters waters rs was I
made public ublic there has been n revulsion revulsion t tof
of public pubic sentiment and it IK generally
conceded that the Strothers have an al almost alm08t almost ¬
most impregnable defense behind the theunwritten theunwritten theunwritten
unwritten Taw TawBywaters Jaw JawBywaters lawBywaters
Bywaters Kin Justifies It ItA ItA ItA
A relative of young BywaterK while whileadmitting whileadmitting whileadmitting
admitting his admiration for the man manwho manwho manwho
who met such a tragic death at the thehands thehands thehands
hands of his brothersinlaw deplores deploreshis deploreshis
his unmanly action in attempting to de deeert desert desert
sert the bride he had wronged wronge and ex expressed expre expressed ¬ I
pressed pre eOd the belief that the th case would wouldnot wouldnot wouldI
I not go to trial but would end with withthe withthe withthe
the grand jury juryJames juryJames juryJames
James A Strother one of the princi principals principals principals ¬
pals pals has returned to t his home hom at Welch
W 0 Va while George F known as
French has returned to Lexington The Theyounger Theyounger I Ioungcr
younger son Philip I > hUtp still has apartments apartmentsat
at the Virginia Hotel the Strother home homeRotherwood homeRotherwood homeRotherwood
Rotherwood having never been re 10opnnod reopened 1 1opened
opened since the night of the tragedy i
At the homo of Mrs Gaines her sisterthe sister sisterthe sisterthe
the young bride and widow still lies liesupon liesupon lea leaupon
upon upon a sick bed under the care of ofphysicians ofphysicians
physicians ph slclans all visitors being denied ad admlttance admittance I Imittance I
mittance mittanceNo I INo i iNo
No further developments are expected expectedIn
In the he case until James and Philip i iStrothlr
Strother appear before fore fore the grand juryon Jury Juryon I Ion
on the third Monday in i January JanuaryBANDIT JanuaryBANDIT JanuaryBANDIT
I Ibandit
LONDON LOND N Dec 27 1RalsuU Raisuli the noted notedbandit notedbandit oted
bandit chief has been ordered deposed deposedas i
as governor of the district d of Tangier by bythe b bythe
the t he Sultan according to the Tangier Tangiercorrespondent Tangtercorrespondent Tangiercorrespondent I
correspondent of the Times Sid Mo Mohammed MohllD1med Mohummed ¬
hammed Gabbase Moroccan minister of ofwar otwar ofwar
war has been ordered to read the notice notlcoof noticeof I
of Raisulis debasement tt to the army
today All the tribesmen tribesmen of the district districtwill districtwill
will be called on to submit to the theMaghzen theMaghzen theMaglizen t
Maghzen or Moroccan foreign office
Popular British Peeress Who Was Formerly Miss French of New N w York
Lad Lady Y C Cheylesmore a Yle amore Goes GoesTJp Goeslp
TJp P YP Social S > ciaI Ladder If IfHusband IfHusband IfHusband
Husband Succeeds SucceedsNew SucceedsNev SucceedsNew
New Ambassador AmbassadorLONDON AmbassadorLONDON AmbassadorLONDON
LONDON Dec D C 1When 27 When James JamesBryce JameBtC8 JamesBryce < <
Bryce goes go s to America to occupy a ahigher 8hlgh ahigher
higher hlgh position p sltlon in his majestys service servicean Jl8rlcean servicean
an American woman oman will be promoted promotedin
in social standing st ndlng in li England This Thiswoman Thiswoman Thiswoman
woman is Lady Cheylesmore As soon soonas soonas soonas
as Mr Bryces nomination as British Britishambassador
to the United States wan wanannounced
announced a rumor began to float floataround
around that Lord Cheyleamore would wouldbe wouldbe ould ouldbe
be the next chief secretary for Ireland IrelandLord IrelandLord IrelandLord
Lord Cheyleamore Che le81nore Is one of the most mostprogressive mostprogressive mostprogressive
progressive peers In public life today todayan todayan todayan
an dhls wife who was Miss Elizabeth ElizabethFrench ElizabethFrench ElizabethFrench
French of New York Is one of tho thomost thomost themost
most popular American women who whohavo wh whhayo whihave
have married English peers peersInformation peersHUMAN peersHUMAN
Information has been received by Di Director DIrector Director ¬
rector Walcott of the Geological Sur Survey ¬
vey that one thousand men mostly Indians In Indians IndIans ¬
dians have been b n put to work by order orderof
of E H Harriman of the Southern Pa Pacific Pacific Pad ¬
cific d Oe railroad repairing the break in the theColorado theColorado theColorado
Colorado river just across the Mexican MexicanCalifornia MexlcanCalifornia MexicanCalifornia
California international boundary line lineThe lineThe lineTime
The work is being rapidly pushed pushedpiles pushedpiles pushedpiles
piles arc being driven and huge blocks blocksof blockstr blocksof
of stone are being dropped Into the river riverto riverto riverto
to form a foundation for the brush and andother andother nd ndother
other material to 1111 the gap It was wasbelieved wasbetfev wasbelieved
believed betfev d at first that the break would woulddo woulddo ould oulddo
do irreparable damage to the Colorado Coloradoand Coloradoand Coloradoand
and imperial valleys but officials of the theGeological theGeological theGeological
Geological Survey SUre are of the opinion opinionthat opinionthat lnlon lnlonthat
that much of the danger Is now over
When President Roosevelt arrived at atthe atthe atthe
the Pennsylvania station shortly after afterII
11 oclock this morning to embark in inhis InhlB inhis
his private car for a a few days outing outingat outlngat outingat
at Mrs Roosevelts ROOS eUs country place Pine PineKnott PineKnott PineKnott
Knott he discovered that he had ne neglected neglected neglected ¬
glected to pack his shot gun A colored coloredmessenger cOloredm655eftger coloredmessenger
messenger was immediately dispatohed dispatohedto
to the White House EOU on a bicycle bicycleeSpeeding bicycleSpeeding blc ele eleSpeeding
Speeding down Pennsylvania Penns lvanla avenue avenueat menueat avenueat
at a pace in violation of the police policeregulations poJicero policeregulations
regulations ro pulatloftll < the colored man with the thegun thegun thegun
gun tucked under his arm and guiding guidingthe guidingthe guidingthe
the wheel with one hand attracted the theattention theattenUon theattention
attention of many pedestarians who whoturned whoturned whoturned
turned and followed him with their theireyes theirees theireyes
eyes eyesNear eyesNear
Near ear the corner of Thirteenth street streetBicycle streetBIQcle streetBicycle
Bicycle Policeman Shelby saw the thecyclist thec3CUst thecyclist
cyclist and gave chase Intending to toplace toplaco toplace
place him under arrest for speedingShelby speeding speedingShelby
Shelby is one of the fastest bicycle menon men menon menon
on the force but the messenger messenger had hadturned leadturned lad ladturned
turned the corner of Sixth street str et before beforethe beforethe beforethe
the officer had caught up with him himThe himTbe himThe
The policeman followed him into the thestation thestation thestation
station through the train shed and was wasabout wasabout wasabout
about to place the negro under arrest arrestjust arrestjust arrestjust
just as he was about to step on the plat platform platform platform ¬
form of the Presidents private car carWhile carWhile carWhile
While the messenger was explaining to tothe tothe tothe
the policeman that he had bepnsent been be nsent sent to tothe totbe tothe
the White House under orders from th thChief the theChief theChief
Chief Executive Ex < cutlve and that the gun wasthe was wasthe wasthe
the property of the President one of ofthe ofthe o othe
the secret service men ran out of th thcar the thacar thecar
car and grabbed the firearm from li lihand his hishand htshand
hand The President himself then ap appeared appeared n p pon ¬
peared on the platform and after speak speaking speaking ¬
Ingt ing with the policeman it was decided decidednot deoldednot decidedno
not no to place the colored man under ar arrest arrest axrest ¬
rest Officials and members of the po police police police ¬
lice department this afternoon declined declinedto
to discuss the matter or divulge whathe what whatthe whatthe
the President said
Next Sunday we shall begin the publication on the theeditorial theeditorial theeditorial
editorial page of The Times of a series of f articles en entitled entitled entitled ¬
titled IFacts Facts Fads and Fallacies of Personal Magnet Magnetism Magnetism Magnetism ¬
ism Telepathy Psychology Suggestion Hypnotismand Hypnotism Hypnotismand Hypnotismand
and Spiritualism by the eminent psychologist and andhygienist andhygienist andhygienist
hygienist Edward B Warman A M MThfr MThe MThe
The article to be printed next Sunday will be on onPersonal onPersonal onPersonal
Personal Magnetism that subtle r something thatSo that thatso thatso
so often makes or or breaks us Every Sunday thereafter thereafteruntil tbereafteruntil thereafteruntil
until the conclusion of the series an article on one of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the subjects enumerated in the heading Win will be print printed printed printed ¬
ed on the editorial page of ofTHE pfTHE ofSUNDAY
Bill i Not o Sent en to 0 Dis District District is isIC ¬
trict IC Commission CommissionBut Commissioners
ers ersButUnimpoctant ersBut
But ButUnimpoctant ButUnimpoctantMeasure Unimportant UnimportantMeasure nim ata n nMeasure
Measure in Prompt Promptly PromptrIy PromptForwarded
ly Forwarded ForwardedFatal Fo ForwardedFatal varded
Fatal Delay Possible PossibleIn
In transmission of the measureto measure measureto measureto
to the the Commissioners Commissioners from the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District Committee of the Home HomeIn HODli HODliIn HouseIn
In delayed public hearings hearingsIn
In the time consumed by thecommittee the thecommittee t1 t1committee
committee in finally reporting reportingthe reporti reportiiithe lC lCthe
the measure measureIn measureI measureIn
In the Senate after the Hone Hooaehas HoelleI HoelleI
I I has passed it I IA I
i ii i iA i iA
A delay that has already occurred occurredIn
In the routine handling of the Madden Mad Madden Madden ¬
den bill providing 75cent i cont Insteadof Instead Insteadof Insteadof
of SI gas for the District of Co Coluinbla ColumbIa Columbia
lumbIa may result in the failure ofthose of ofthose ofthose
those interested in the movement to tosecure tosocure tosecure
secure the necessary legislation for forthe forthe forthe
the reform roior ll in this Congress CongressAlthough CongressAlthough CongressAlthough
Although the bill was lntrC Introduced pced noed h htote in inthe InUte
the House on December Dece r U frivo days daysbefore daysbefore daysbefore
before Congress adjourned for Its belt beltday holiday HIlda ¬
day da recess it has not yet bean CBP CBPwarded srwsr iasrwarded
wsr warded Qd to the Commissioner Comml lonenl for ft r theirreport their theirreport tlt6lrreport
report en it itThis It ItThis itThis
This delay is in peculiar contrast eontra t with withthe ssdththe th ththe
the procedure of the House Hem DistrictCommittee District DistrictCommittee DllltrlotCommittee
Committee in regard to another Dis District DIIitrlct District ¬
trict bill that was Introduced in the timeHouse theHouse dieHOU56
House on December 14 and sent to theDistrict the theDistrict t e eDistrict
District Commissioners Comm eIoners en December 15 15The 16ne iL iLThe
The bill which received this Ubrtreatment pcompt proteepttreatment pcompttreatment
treatment was a measure JRe uIe to t amwd the tfceDistrict tJteDistrict theDistrict
District code in regard to Justice justices of ofthe r rthe fthe
the peace
The Mode of ProcedureThe Procedure ProcedureThe PocedureThe
The importance of or this statoef ataWlICfairs slits QClit QClitfairs af affairs ¬
fairs in regard to toth the gas 5 s Mil Wliappreciated fui be beappreciated e eappreciated
appreciated from a a relation of tit the fol following fllowing fellowing ¬
lowing factsBefore facts factsBefore factsBefore
Before a 8 bill is taken up by the Dis District DIIItrlet District ¬
trict Committee it Is referred to the
Commissioners for their report reportIf reportIt reportIf
If the bill deals deal with a matter mate of 0 pope JtOPUJar popular ¬
Jar interest such aa the gas ga question questionthe flue questionthe t1en t1enthe
the Commissioners announce that they th r
will give a public pub 1c hearing or severalpublic several severalpublic severalpUblic
public hearings on it an and they the ey set a adate a
date for such hearings hearingsThe he hearingsThe rlngs rlngsThe
The Commissioners then generally con consume eeasume eonaume ¬
sume some time varying v rv1n from two toten to toten toten
ten days in making their report reportThe reportThe reportThe
The report is then sent to Congretis Congretisand Co Coand CongrYaand
and at the next meeting of the com committee c conhmittee > > m mmlttee ¬
mittee is taken up for consideration considerationunless eenMdWtionunless eensiderationunless
unless other business crowds it out un ¬
til a later date dateIf dateIt dateIf
If It is found that the people want to
be heard on the bill the committee in
its turn announces that th t at t some Ome future
date it will give a hearing or several
hearings on it itThe ItThe itThe
The committee then takes up o He Hemeeting onemeeting e emeeting
meeting or several meetings deciding
whether to report the measure mea ure favorably favor favorably favorabl ¬
ably ablyFinally abl ablFtnall ablyFinally
Finally Ftnall it is put on the House e calen aaJ J n ¬
dar and must be delayed from several
days to two weeks before the Hqusevotes Hquse Hqusevotes llQuaevotes
votes on it this being due to the fact
that District business is transacted in
the House only twice twl a month under
the most favorable circumstances
The bill having passed th the House Hou is issent i8sent issent
sent to the Senate where it t may again
be held up until public hearings hearln have
been had on it and the committee hag
decided what It will do rl with it itSlim ItSlim itSlim
Slim Chance at This SessionAs Session SessionAs SessionAs
As Congress will have les leN than twoi twomonths two twomonths twomonths
months to run for the remainder of this thissession thIssessIon thissession
i session tho delay already has been of
j the greatest consequence Should the tbeI
j I bill meet in each of Its onward stages stagesdelays
I delays corresponding to the one at its it
initial stage it seems certain that Its Itschances
chances for becoming a law 1 w at t the
hands of this Congress Congre s would be slim lilt
Even if the bill should go from the thecommittee tbecommlttee thecommittee
committee of the House to the District
Commissioners tomorrow the Commis Commissioners Oommasloners Commlyo ¬
sioners o rs would have to allow om emus time Umeto timeto tinioto
to elapse before they could expect the thepeople thepeople
people to be ready for a a hearing on it
They would have to allow the time timeneceary timenece timeneeeary
neceary nece Rry for the citizens to find out outwhen outwhen outwhen
when the hearing would Wltl b be held heldSimilar JleldSimilar heldSimilar
Similar delays would occur occurF necessar ¬
ily all along the line lineMay IIneMay lineMay
May Be Total Failure FailureAnd FailureAud FailureAild
And unless the champions of the themeasure tbemeasure themeasure
measure get very ver busy with it for the theremainder u uremainder theremainder
remainder of this Congress its fate will willbid w1l1bid willbid
bid fair to be failure In speaking of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the situation today a citizen interacted interactedin
in the fight for t r cheaper gas said the thegreatest thegreatest thegreatest
greatest greatest thing now necessary Is hasteto haste hasteto hasteto
to have the bill bnlw considered consld red promptly
by all the parties who have to pass passon peascall 8 8on
on call callTime it itThe ItTIle
The situation is especially Interesting
in view of the fact that the accusation accusationhas aecus accusationhas tlon tlonhas
has been made that on a previous cocaslon occa occasion occaIon ¬
sion Ion Congressional delay resulted in the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District not securing cheaper gas gasHad g s sHad
Had this bill been sent to tnfe th tt Com Commissioners Commissioners Cornmissioners ¬
missioners promptly the hearings s on it itbefore Itbefore Itbefore
before the Commissioners Comml sloners could have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been held this week As it is no one onocan onecnn onecan
can now predict when the hearings will willbegin wJUhlgtn willbegin
begin No one can say when hen the Com Commissioners COmmissioners Commissioners ¬
missioners will receive the bill billBLODY 1111BLODY billBLODY
SHARON H nON Pa Dec 27 ZlFrank Frank Poleni Palenland Poleniand Polen1and
and John Merceno the latter a a barber barberfought oorhertought barberfought
fought a desperate duel by moonlight moonlightIn
In n a field near South Sharon at mid mdniglt midnight mldnlgrt ¬
night When found by the pollee both bothwere bothwere bothwere
were nearly dead from loss of blood bloedThey bleadThey bloodThey
They were sent to the hospital and both bothare botharc bothare
are reported to be in a critical condi condition 00001UOh condition ¬
tion Four razors and two pairs of eels scissors eelssora ens enssore ¬
sore were found In Mercenos pockets

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