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FOB NEW LIFE
III FUR WEST
Passes Through Capital Today
En Route to St. Paul, Where
Friends Will Meet Him.
SENATOR NELSON GIVES
" FORMER VALET ADVICE
Young Man Pardoned by Gov
ernor Sulzer Expected to
"Make Good" in New Home. ,
Aboard a fast westward-bound
train, adding distance every second
to the Bcenes and associations of the
past, Foulke E. .Brandt, the former
Schlfl Talet, pardoned yesterday by
Governor Sulzer, of New York, Is
speeding today, anxiously patching
for the sight of Minnesota, soli,
where he will start life 'anew.
Brandt left the Union Station
shortly after 7 "o'clock this morning.
la company with Senator Knute Nel
son, to 'whose efforts his pardon was
largely -due, he arrived from New
On. reaching the Union Station, the
Minnesota Senator bought Brandt a
ticket and saw him Eately on the
train headed for Minnesota, where he
will take the new lease on life.
Going to St. Paul
The exaefdestlnatlon of Brandt Is 'St.
Paul. Prgminent countrymen will take
him in hind Jhere and doubtless see
that he sets started, on the eight track.'
Before lea vag film. spsnator-TCelson gave ,
-Mi(2iBMsouBd2ai:tlee a?-;jothe .future
and if. he follows the counsel of the)
-Minnesota, Senator tftere- Is no question
fce .will -cope" out j ah right.
. Senator" Nelsog- said he aid not
jcpow what Brandt would do,, but
that lie bad advised him f.o take-up
with -whatever honeSt brk came to
.his hand. His countrymen in Min
nesota stand ready to assist him.
Whether he will fettle down In Min
nesota or go orer the Hnp Into Can
ada Is not yet determined. In any
event. If his patron has the right
impression of the young- man, he is
going .forth to start all over again
and carve out his future. He is go
ing "West to grow up with the coun
Expected To Make Good.
Senator Nelson believes Brandt will
make good. He aald today he did what
"he could to obtain his release, "not be
cause lie Is a Swede, but because he is
It is the opinion of Senator Nelnon
that Brandt is capable. "He is a fine
looking young man," he said. "He is
intelligent and behaved himself while
in prison. I have observed that he
has learned a great deal since I first
became Interested in his case. I never
saw his until lately. But I have
compared the first letter I got from
lilm in March. 1909. with one I got
from him recently. There Is a great
improvement in his writing and In
his use of language. The act he was
employed at the prison much of the
time as a sort of secretary indicates
that he has been well behaved. From
what I can learn he was well-treated
Brandt has picked up some stenog
raphy and typewriting In prison. But
what he .will do. Is not known. He
may farm or anything else, depending
on what falls to his lot in Minnesota.
Senator Nelson says It is not mere
Ir Intelligence that rests at the bot
tom of success, but moral character.
He hopes the young man. who is only
twenty-sis years old. will show that
he has stamina and character now
tnai ne nas bten given a chance.
Asked to Quit Pulpit,
Pastor Tries Suicide
NEW TORK, Jan. lS.-The Itei-.
Richard W. E. JlerinBton. fifty-three, of
1(8 Roseland avenue. Essex Fells, N. J..
la In Bellevue Hospital a prisoner
cbarsed with havinjr attempted suicide.
He was taken to the hospital from the
Hotel Athens. 30 East Forty-second
troet. artcr he had slashed his wrists' Reviewing tne history of Alexandria
with a razor He probably will recover ... ,he Ugt twenty-live years. JuiUe
Tbe relations between tl"e clergyman , Gordon said there had been but slight
and his congregation have not been har-, ncrease In Its population, which did
mon'.ous for some time. Recently he!not justify the belief that there would
was asked by several leaders of his b sufficient Increase In the next few
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He had come to this city, and today at
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Cloudy and colder tonight; Sunday
fair and cojder.
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Low tides 101 a. m. and 11:14 p. m.
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Yesterday's Circulation, 47,018.
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Sentence Will Not Be Imposed
Upon Bank Defaulter Until
Court Knows All Facts.
Before Justice Stafford -Imposes sen-
'tencason ''John E dwatd Humphries
who-pclAded guilty to embezzling about
5.000. every angle of the peculations
of the young man will be investigated.
Humphries has thrown himself on
the mercy of the court and his friends
are hopeful that he will receive the
benefit of the probation law. and for
that reason Justice Stafford is anxious
to be in possession of all the facts. The
court is particularly intcristed In the
indirect accusations made by Humph
ries against parties familiar with h!
gambling In stocks the cause of his
Assistant Prosecutor Reginald S.
Huldckoper, who personally handled the
case last summer and has an Intimate
knowledge of the facts, will enlighten
Justice Stafford on a number of points.
Court Rules City Is Not Able to
Take Over County Land at
A sweeping decision In favor of Alex
andria and Fairfax counties was made
ty Judge Bennett T. Gordon in Alexan
dria today when he dismissed the pe
tition of Alexandria city for additional
J territory. The case has been hard-fought
I for a year.
The principal grounds on which the
decision was based were covered In a
lengthy opinion read by Judge Gordon,
fie 6tated the law of the State applica
ble to annexation proceedings on the
part of cities and said that the question
was one of fact relative to the health,
size, past growth, need of develop
ment, and financial ability to take care
of not only the present and future
needs of the city, but also of the ter-
H.n, which It desired to annex.
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Of the financial condition of Alex
andria Judge Gordon said the present
bonded indebtedness Is 1760.000. and that
. an additional JZ35.000 would oe required
to pay for city Improvements now In
rTOKres3. -ne aiu uiiiicAauuii nuuni
necessitate an Increase In the rnto of
taxation, and would check or retard the
development of Alexandria..
Slayer Tries Suicide
To Escape Hanging
JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. Jan. 18.
George Whitehead alias "Dugger White
head," who was convicted of murdering
George Osborne, a grocer, last July,
was hauled from murderers' cell last
night, badly burned and near death
from smoke asphyxiation. His fear of
the gallows or a premonition on an
attempt to break Into Jail bv lynch
ers Is assigned as reason for his act.
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Wholesale Bribery and Corrup
tion Charged by Tribe in Oil
TO CONDUCT INQUIRY
Interior Department Is Accused
of Discriminating Against
Three agencies "of the Government
'are investigating the charges of
the tribal council of Osage Indrans
that the Interior Department has
discriminated against Independent
oil companies seeking leases of In
dian lands in Oklahoma. -
A new angle of the triple Inquiry
came today "when proceedings were
Begun in the District' Supreme Court
to prevent the ousting of the chiefs
and eight members of the Osage
council, and Secretary of the Inter
ior Fisher was cited by Justice
Wright to show cause on Tuesday
why he should not revoke his ouster
order of January 2.
Wholesale Bribery Charged.
The second development is an In
vestigation begun by the Department
of Justice Into charges that there has
been wholesale bribery and" corruption.
Agents of tho department are con
sidering, the indictments in connection
wico tne allegations maae oy me uncie
Sam Oil Company against' Secretary
Fisher. er t?, .,&,
"X subcommittee of the House Jndlau
Affairs Committee also began an in
quiry today and will delve to the .bot
tom of the charges. j
The plaintiff in the suit filed In the
District Supreme Court Is Alpheus H.
Brown, whomakea.thu charge that, the
action of Secretary Fisher in declar
ing vacant the offices of the princi
pal chief and assistant chief and eight
members of, the tribal council was Il
legal. He arks that Mr. Fishes he re
strained from carrying out his order
for a new election at Pawhuska, Okla.,
Much of the evidence In the case will
be disclosed at the hearing of the rule
on Tuesday. This phase of the scandal
will develop the quickest, as the aim
of the action Is to block the plans of
Secretary Fisher to throw the Indian
heads out of control.
The Uncle Sam Oil Company, which
is In the hands of receivers, with its
officers Indicted In the Federal courts in
connection with its stock promotions,
presented a memorial today asking that
the Secretary of the Interior be declared
in contempt or congress.
Charge Leases Unfair.
It Is alleged tn the charges, duly at
tested by Indians who signed their
own names or used a "thumb mark.
that these removals were for the pur
pose of coercing the Osagcs Into ex
ecuting oil leases desired by the De
partment and that the leases which
received the sanction of (he depart
ment were wholly unfair to the tribe.
Secretary Fisher, It is expected, will
be asked to appear before the investi
gating committee to give his side of
The name of the Standard Oil Com
pany Is not mentioned In the formal
charges, but It plainly alleged that the
Independents have been discriminated
against by the Secretary, and that the
department "strongly commended" the
bid of the Gyp' Oil Company, recog
nized as the producing branch of the
Gulf Pipe Line Company. The Secre
tary is accused by the Indians of seek
ing to Intimidate them.
It Is further charged that the funds
of the tribe are being squandered and
Senate Rules Committee Has
Reported Resolution Naming
Root, 0'Gorman, and Curtis.
The Senate Rules Committee today,
through Senator Cummins, reported a
resolution providing for memorial exer
cises by the Senate in honor of the
late Vice President Sherman, February
16. The resolution was referred to the
Committee on Contingent Expenses and
will be adopted.
It Is provided that a committee of
threo be named, consisting of Senators
Root. O'Gorman. and Curtis, to hae
charge of the arrangements, and that
invitations be extended to the President,
his Cabinet, the Supreme Court, Com
merce Court, Customs Court, the courts
In the District, the officers of the atmy
and navy on duty here, tho Speaker and
the House, and such others as the Com
mittee on arrangements deems fit
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"SVASHINGrTOlSr, SATURDAY EVENING, JANTJABY 18,
To Lead Historic
MRS. RICHARD C. BURLESON,
Wife of Lieutenant At Fort Myer.
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TRIP TO CAPITAL
H. M. Crawford Is Sought by
Police and Wife After Fail
ure to Appear on Boat.
Mster surrounds the disappearance
of Howard M. Crawford, a navy pay
masters' clerk, who has been strangely
mlsMlng since Saturday, January 1. when
hr hoarded the steamer Southland at
Norfolk to come to this city I'rUate
detcctUes who have been working on
the cape failed to learn whether Craw
ford wan on thf boat when It docked In
Washington, and today Mis. Grace L.
Crawford asked the police to aid In tho
search for her husbund.
Mrs. Crawford says sho Is convinced
her hubhand would not go away volun
tarily. She fears he has met with an
accident or foul nlay. He was a man
of excellent habits, had a good r-pu. t
tatlon among his superior dicers unil
tiie other men on the ship when- he
was stationed, and there wirn no Ir
regularities In his accounts with the
"I cannot account for my husband's
disappearance In any way," said Mrs.
Crawford today. "Ho was a steady man
and had never been away before with
out telling mo where he was going. He
wroto me saying he would be In River
date on the morning of Sunday. Jan
uary 5. When he did not come, I took
It that he had been unable to get leave.
I wrote him. and receiving no replies
lo my letters, started an Investigation.
1 know that something has happened
Tho mirstng man is thlrtv-two ycatu
old. and Is described as five feet sis
Inches tall. HB pounds, florid com
plexion, blue eyes, light brown hair,
and smooth shaven. It Is thought ho
wore the regulation overcoat and a
bro'wn felt hat.
Florida Superior Service Via Atlantic
Coast Line. "N Y. & Florida Special"
leaves 8:10 p.m. 3 othej tra'ns dally
3:05. 9:10 p.m.; 4:3) a.m. Electric lighted
Pullmans. 1103 New York ave. n.w.
FROM U. S. SENATE
Miss Alice Houghton to Receive
$8,000 in Cash and $75 a
A stirring appeal was made to the
Senate today by Senator Marline for
legislation for the relief of Miss Alice
V. Houghton, the young woman who
tw0 years ago had her scalp torn off by
one of the tabulating machines in tho
Tho result was that the Senate re
considered the bill passed some time
ago to allow $4,300 to Miss Houghton
and increased tho amount to JS.000. Of
this j:,000 Is to be paid at once and 75
per month to be pa'd thereafter. Tho
money Is free from attachment and is
lo be for Miss Houghton's own use.
For Longevity Pay
RJght of public school teachers to
longevity pay, after an authorized ab
sence, whether they are assigned to the
same or a lower grade than that which
the yoecupled before the leave of ab
sence. Is definitely settled by n opinion
by R. J. Tracewell. Comptroller of the
Treasury, In an opinion made public
Tho question Vas presented to Comp
troller Tracewell by the commissioners
at the rCquesttJf Dr. William M. David
son, with a view of obtaining an affirm
ative answer, the gist of Dr. Davidson's
arguments being that IX such answer
was not given, the eftioency of the pub
lic schools would be greatly reduced.
THGUSANDSPLAN RflTH INAIIRIIRAI RAN ;
TO Sib rlliUSt tiin ninrrni nrnrnTiniJ 1
OF SUFFRAGISTS yH i
Opera Stars Will Take Part in
Big Display in Capital on
MADAME NGfRDICA SAYS
SHE WILL BE "COLUMBIA"
Details for Musical, Program
Are Given Out by Miss Flora
A section presenting the develop
ment of music in America and con
taining several thousand -prominent
singers of the country, -will be one
of the features of the big pageant of
women here March 3.
Representations of several scenes
from the 'great American opera, "The
Girl of the Golden West," with char
acters chosen from members of the
Metropolitan Opera Company of New
York, probably will be given.
Mme. Nordica, the famous opera
singer, has agreed to represent ths
Bgure of Columbia in the big tableau
if, she can possibly arrange her sing.
Delegations from the" big singing e
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Iioto by Q. V. Buck.
TO BE SMALL ONE;,
House Committee Is Determin
ed to Keep Buildings' Cost
By THEODORE TILLER.
Gloomy prospects today confront thoso
trusting members of the House who
have been awaiting the report of tho
public buildings bill, known to the la.r
manj and the legislator as the "pork
Disconcerting reports come from the
House Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds. The "pork barrer is go
ing to be a small 'affair, with unyield
ing; stavts and a small bunghole. Tho
committee Is taking a most hard
hearted view of the situation, and
there's going to be a great deal of ex
plaining to do when disappointed states
men return home and attempt to square
themselves with expectant constitu
encies. Here Is the plan of the Public Build
ings Committee which Is now putting
the finishing touches of Its bill:
The "pork barrcll" will carry only
No town with postofflce receipts of
less than $10,000 a year need apply for
No member need hope for an author
isation of more than one building proj
ect In his district. In desperate cases
a member may be permitted to draw a
modest building and the promise of
a site at some other point.
Allowances for postofflce buildings
will be praduated according to the re
ceipts of the office, and there will be
no $100,000 structures In "Jerk-water"
There are now before that com
mittee a sufficient number of public
buildings bills to causa an expendi
ture of more than a hundred million
dollars of Uncle Sam'a money, but
the committee Is going to authorize
only paltry 126,000,000.
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Chairman Eustis Rtplits to Prtcidtat-riati's
Request, and Is Btiievtd to Havt AoiiiW
ced in the "Royal Commit" to Abtwlwi
Plans for Affair
WILSON MAY HOLD PUBLIC LEV EE
AT WHITE HOUSE
Not only the plans for
a natinnol rACAntinn fn ihm
tute for the ball, are likely to
This action probably
augural committee has,practically deci'ded-ribf to ask for
the free usebf any Government building for inaugural
If any reception is held, President-elect Wilson wlK
conduct it himself at the White House.
Efforts' are to be centered on the inaugural parade;
which will be on a larger scale than ever, and substitutes
for the balkwill be arranged
haye as much entertainment, if not more, thtn heretofore
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from an interview this foreseen, wUlt, Mr. BaitisrJt tt'tsjitltteJly eertate
that he promised the governor to defer to "the royal ,
The committee plans to. make
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welcome. They will have entertainment galore, erea. wftkeat t&e
Monday's meeting will decide upoa
make (or Washington's guests as remarkable and hrBaJWe .a&.aXairM.
the best ever held.
A series of concerts Is under consideration; the firework disf&y
will be remarkably large and beautiful; the parade "win be the best erer,
and there undoubtedly will be some kind of a reception in which Ua
crowds can get close to President-elect Wilson.
iOWN SWEPT AWAY;
Three Kentucky Villages Are
Abandoned and Houses
Float Down Ohio River.
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Jan. 18. Houses
floating down the Ohio river. Enterprise.
Ind., with a population of 200. aban
doned and orobablv swept away: Madi
sonvllle. Webster and Tompkins, vil
lages on the Kentucky side, abandoned,
and urgent calls for relief from a dozen
neighboring towns, marked the noo1
situation here today.
That the crest has been reached was
Indicated by the river stage, stationary
.now for twenty-four hours at 46.5 feet.
The worst will not be over ror several
days, however, as tho effect of almost
a wek's steady rain will keep the wa
ters high for soma time.
Fatalities. It was feared, may have
resulted from last night's high wind,
but owing to the absence of communi
cation no confirmation could bo ob
tained. Wires are down in the seriously
damaged districts and train schedules
have been abandoned.
Six houses floated down the river,
supposedly from Enterprise, which Is
believed to have been wiped out by the
high wind and flood. The inhabitants
have fled to the hills.
; The innaDitants or mree itentucxy
towns are temporarily housed in Asheys
l burg, which lies In the hills of McCIean
1 County. .v&nsYiiic. vfwcnsuoru, anu
Baskett. Ky., besides several smaller
I vllagcs In Illinois, have made frantic
lattemps to get food and provisions.
Evanavllle's relief arrangements aro
I taxed to the utmost, and State officials
are on the ground today to offer aid.
The emergency bakeries and groceries
I are giving to the limit of their resources
on the city's promise to pay later.
Twenty nood victims arc nousea in No.
1 hose house. Thev are a score of cats
rescued by Mayor Hcilman himself.
Will Soon Be Too Late
to see the Panama Canal before the
water has been turned In. Visit it now.
Southern Railway through New Orleans
and Key West, the route of best ser
vice. Consult agents, 70S 15th St. and
805 F St. N. W. -AdvC
PBICI OKE CENT.
an inaugural btllt but also for
firurtl eiicrmclA ir cutvU' til
win be taken because the in-1 11
so the iqaiigurar crowds will
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the, InaHguratloa a great saccees rt-
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substitute arrasfeawifti whks) wtt..
May Abandon Reception.
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luts auauwuaeii iui u. wrnrau -i
reception plan, while not aamtttM
by Inaugural leaders, is hinted atie
cause of the subject oft GoTeraaent
Governor Wilson says- Jie waats ;
the' ball eliminated bcaus ot ek- rf3
pense to the nation. A. Capitol re- -2l
ceptlonIkewlse would Involve Gr
ernment expense. A. Whita Hosse
receotion could be by card, as is" the i
New Year reception."
Discuss Concert Plan. v.
Chairman Percy S. Foster, or Hw
music committee.-discussed briefly with
Chairman EusUs a plan for hoklteg
several concerts. Whether tbl would
be as attractive as a ball Is a subject
of debate among tho committeemen. It
would at least provide a source ot
The question of revenue, however. Is
not under consideration by the cotnailt
tee. The ball, it is pointed out. has been
run at a profit of from $11,000 to $15,000.
and the coming inauguration could be
conducted at small loss, or possibly no
loss. Concessions, contracts and seats
can be placed high enough to assure the
return of the guaranty fund.
With tho ball and Capitol reception
arrangements practically In the discard,
the committee today turned Its atten
tion to the parade as the chief attrac
tion. Monday morning plans for a sub
stitute for the ball will Je arranged, and
there is practical assurance that these
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon.
Resolution reported for Sherman me
morial services February li
BUI passed increasing allowances to
Alice V. Houghton to $8,009.
Deadlock over confirmations getting
more serious. v "
Met at noon.
Debate on army appropriation hill
Indian Affairs Committee consider
charge ot Osage Indians agalast
Congressman Humphrey introduced
bill to close Panama canal to trust- ,
Colonel Ooethals appeared before Na
val AifaJrs Committee.