THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1915.
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FRANK A. MUNSEY, Presidsat.
R. H. TITHERINGTON. SecrsUir.
G H. POPE. Treasurer.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1016.
HAITI MUST MAKE OOOD
The election of General Dartigue
nave as President of the Haitian re
public by the national assembly does
not mean that the country is re
established among the society of na
tions and has been purged of its re
cent crimes. The de facto govern
ment will not be recognized as de
jure until it shall have proven to
the satisfaction of the United States
that it is capable of maintaining
satisfactorily its international rela
tions, of discharging properly a gov
ernment's functions and of fulfilling
This is the rule that President
Wilson has laid down, in practice,
regarding Latin-American States. It
is an ancient American policy, in
fact, but has received notable em
phasis in the instance of Mexico. It
is not based .upon the principle of
''egemony, but is justified under the
ight, derived from common law, of
putting down a nuisance at the na
tion's doors. The real danger to the
interests of this country in anarch
istic conditions in neighboring re
publics is indirect rather than im
mediate, in that they carry within
them the possibility of intervention
by other powers for the protection
of their nationals if the United
States should refuse to act. But the
intervention of the United States is
always in the spirit of friend, and
carries with it no thought other
than to help the stricken country.
BARON ISHII'S TASK
Baron Kikuijuro Ishii, Japanese
ambassador to France, has accepted
Premier Okuma's tender of the for
eign portfolio in Nippon's govern
ment, and will be the cynosure of
the world's eyes for many months
to come. His post will not be dif
ficult to maintain satisfactorily to
hia chief, who is the idol of the
most progressive elements of Japan,
and it is not expected that insur
mountable difficulties will be placed
in his way by the Elder Statesmen.
Japan is at the threshold, of
what, no man can say. With aggres
sive designs, with dreams of empire
building, of mastery of the Orient,
of dominance in the Pacific ocean,
-he views the conflict across the At
lantic with interest equal to that of
the United States, and with even
more immediate concern. She is pre
paring, if not already prepared, for
any eventuality, and her watchful
waiting is not unaccompanied by the
partial fulfillment of on ambitious
program of joint conquest and com
Ishii's task is to assist in the con
solidation of the interests already
acquired, to complete the industrial
a-nd, if possible, political subjuga
tion of China, and to retain the
friendship of the United States, at
the same time not permitting that
delicate dispute over the California
land law to fade completely away,
but to nourisl) it as an instrument
to be evoked in the future, if need
The new foreign minister has vis
ited the United States, and is not
unacquainted with American cus
toms, laws, and sentiment. He is"
disposed toward friendship with us,
and that relationship will be main
tained so long as Japan really de
sires to support it.
THE FUNCTIONS OF A LIBRARY
The modern library is much more
than a collection of books. Among
other things the Washington Public
Library is an nrt collection.
The sort of art is not that which
sells for fabulous prices, and re
quires the bequests of millionaires
'o buy; in fact the entire collection
at the library here is said to have
cost about $600. Much of it was
gained by the use of intelligence
ind a pair of shears.
By making use of the magazines
and newspapers, and by taking ad
vantage of chances to buy prints of
he old masters, and the new ones,
oo, the library has acquired a col
'ection of thousands of pictures
which are of high educational value.
These are npt arranged about the
place for decorative purposes. They
-onform to the function of things
which find a place in a circulating
ibrary. They circulate. More than
100,000 loans, Librarian Bowerman
estimates, were made of them last
The ways in which such a collec
tion can be used are numerous. The
mature study collection is employed
.n the primary classes of the schools.
The art reproductions are used in
the drawing classes in the schools,
ind in art study clubs. They are
ejng borrowed constantly. The lit
'rary collection mainly comprises
oictures of places and persons made
'amous in literary works and is used
n schools and in literary study
Usses as well as by individual stu-
dents. The geographical collection
is drawn upon freely by newspapers
This is only one phase of the serv
ice rendered by modern library
such as has been developed here to
a marked degree.
THB JITNEY AS A "FIRST AID"
Again the humble jitney comes to
the rescue. Out in Chicago it won
attention for effective service during
the street car strike. In Washington
it rushes as a "first aid" to the
travel along Sixteenth street which
otherwise might have been incon
venienced by the stoppage of the
The operation of the jitneys along
Sixteenth street furnishes a hint of
a use to which the jitney might be
put in many cities with the least
interference to regular street car
lines. Street cars probably will
never be permitted on Sixteenth
street any more than they would be
allowed on Fifth avenue or River
side Drive in New York.
On Sixteenth street the jitneys
might well be made to serve about
the same purpose that the more un
wieldy buses now do on the New
York thoroughfares mentioned.
Many visitors to Washington -wish
to ride out Sixteenth street, on
which are some of the Capital's most
beautiful homes, and a number of
the embassies and legations of for
eign powers. Thero is likewise a
goodly amount of local traffic to be
had on the street for any convey
ances that would render regular and
For these reasons the jitney, un
like a prophet, bids fair to be not
without honor in its own country.
THE SALOON'S NEW SIDE LINE
Soon, in Indianapolis, the "boys"
will be able to wander up to one
bar in that city, nonchalantly prop a
foot on the rail and a knee against
the bar, and call for a "nut sundae."
The canny saloon keeper explains
that many men come as far as the
front door when some one in the
group" will assert his preference for
a drug store, and off go the poten-
tial customers. The temperance folk
Geneve mo i, gwecu unu mcunoi nave
a mutual antagonism, ana if a man
can be induced to .have that first nut
sundse, they promise, he will be Im
mune from any further alcoholic ap
petite for the day.
There used to be a juvenile court
judge in Washington who recom
mended that those who came to him
for imbibing too freely should carry
lumps of sugar in their pockets and
eat one every time they wished a
drink until one ruddy nosed pris
oner asked how he was to carry all
that sugar around. That stumped
McCutcheon once drew a' cartoon
in which he graphically presented
what might happen if the unwritten
laws f "treating" were applied to
eating chicken, a-nd the last cartoon
of the series showed the party in
dread dyspeptic agonies while the
table was piled high with the and darned the cotton garment8 of
rounds" of chickens. To the inno-1 family till Httle of the original
cent bystander the nut sund prob-jWas to be Been and dipped tea and
lem looks as dangerous as the 1 8Ugar gcanty measure. But if
chicken marathon. The saloon maryjwe 8hould ever engage in a world
liiuopci xur u nine, oui wnat IS 10
become of the digestions of its
The experiment will be watched
by temperance folk and others alike.
Even the drug stores should not suf
fer much. Instead of aromatic
spirits of ammonia the "morning
after" feeling will call for pepsin.
Or will the saloon try to furnish
A ROMANCE OF ART
Everyone suspected that "Mona
Lisa" had a deep, dark secret behind
that inscrutable smile. For years
she has been a sort of a hostess at
the Louvre, greeting streams of pil
grims with her famous smile un
clouded, and cheering but perplex
ing them as they passed to the more
alluring if less puzzling ladies on
All these years her reputation has
been, like Caesar's wife'B ought to
have been, above reproach. Her con
duct has been impeccable, her char
Even when she so
mysteriously disappeared no one at -
tributed her flight to a vulgar elope-
ment, and even when she was found
in seclusion in Italy not a whisper
went around that she may have
made off with one of those irresisti
ble Italian counts.
Now her kidnaper, it is reported,
is trying to put her in the class
with Mme. de Stael, or the Empress
Josephine, or Mme. Pompadour. He
does not even tinge her story with
the glamour of romance. He would
have us believe that she stooped, at
la-st, to the intrigues of European
politics. Long ago the pulling of the
European political levers by women
had been consigned to romance.
But, so this story goes, the "Mona
Lisa" allowed herself to be spirited
away by an Italian in league with a
German agent so that trouble might
be created between France and
These are the sad facts. Many
whose confidence in the virtue of the
inscrutable lady has been unshaken
will not believe this of her now,
Others who think the whole world
is allied with "kultur" may think, if
they will, that the Joconde at last
has fallen a victim of modern "effi
ciency." Even a- thing of beauty, she
may have realized, cannot be a joy j
through numberless centuries. To
those who believe this another idol
has been shattered.
Just how the stealing of the
"Mona Lisa" by a single Italian was ,
going to disrupt the relations of the I
Italian and Freich governments is
not clear, but why spoil a modem
romance by quibbling about com
English women have organized a
society in which they bind them
selves to curtail the use of imports,
to wear gowns till they are worn out
instead of discarding them because
of change of style, to employ no men
as servants save those who btc in
capacitated for war, and to use
motors only in cases of necessity.
But the Germans, by systematic
and enforced frugality, by substitu
tion and invention, have raised the
art of economy to the nth power.
The close attention of their chem
ists has been given to providing
something to serve in the place of
the cotton which war left on our
piers and in our warehouses. Nettles
and willow trees provide the best
material. The nettle fiber, exten
sively used before our Southern
fields put their wealth at the dis
posal of European countries, is now
treated by improved methods and
gives large returns.
Detailed reports of the fcest way
to use the fiber of willow bark have
been published and several patents
have been taken out for making it
available in textiles. This fiber is
finer and stronger than that of hemp
and is nearly equal to that of cotton
in strength. Its absorbing power is
so great that it is in constant de
mand for hospitals.
Our cottonseed oil and the olive
oil of Italy have been imported into
Germany for years in enormous
quantities. Their place is being rap
idly taken by oil extracted from sun
flower seeds. " Since sunflowers cam
be abundantly cultivated in almost
any 6olli and iince the flavor of the
is proving not unpalatable, a
taBte may be formed that will per
manently banish cottonseed oil from
some kitchens and tnbles, in Ger
many at least. A satisfactory treat
ment is also being used for trans-1
forming fish oils into edible fats.
Before the war camphor gathered
from the camphor tree of Japan was
an important import into Germany
and was used both in medicino and
in the manufacture of smokeless
powder; but the synthetic camphor
of the laboratory is of greater pur
ity, stronger as a disinfectant and,
at present prices, cheaper than the
The close alliance between gov
ernment and the theoretic knowl
edge of the school has made econo
mies possible in Germany that dwarf
those of other countries. In the
civil war our grandmothers patched
war we should have to organize our
economies after the German model
as carefully as we should organize
our soldiers and munitions.
Judging from the manner in which
Galliard cut has been cutting up,
those first battleships to pass
through the canal will also be the
Nothing is proved by the Penn-
sylvania- scientist's assertion that no
man ever saw a hoopsnake, except
that prohibition is making vast
Of course, a jitney line on the
Avenue of the Presidents doesn't
necessarily imply that the next cam
paign funds will be operated on the
same expansive scale. .
Dante's only mistake was in writ
ing his "Inferno" before seeing Mex
From an European point of view,
the latest eruption of Vesuvius is a
Tanr failure, all the women and chil-
dren having escaped,
IN CAPITAL TODAY
Concert. United States Soldiers' Home Band.
at bandstand In grounds.
Masonic Hope Lodge, No. 20.
Odd Fellows Lodsea, Central,
tropotls. No, 1C; Phoenix, No.
Washington nebekah, No. 3
Rrbekah, No. 4.
No. 1; Me-
Keith's Vaudeville at 2:16 and V1& p. m.
Glen Echo Park Open-air amusements all
day and evening.
Odd Fellows Patriarchs Militant, drill and
Knights of rythlas Ways and means com
mutes. Knights of Columbus "Boosters' " smokor,
Columbus Country Club.
Meeting, District Suffrage League, People's
Korurn, eighth street and Pennsylvania
avenue northwest. Ip. B,
WHArS ON PROGRU
WINS FOR AUSTRIA
Genealogists Making Study of
Work of Distant Relative of
America's First President.
Oorge Washington has been winning
medals for distinguished service in the
This fnct. mentioned in dispatcher,
set German-Americans to studying tno
genealogy of the Father of His Coun
try. Washington descendants in this
country are ahout ns numerous as those
who trace their ancestry back to tho
Mayflower pnssengern. Many of them
live In Washington and In Alexandria.
But It was not generally known that
a branch of the Washington family
long has Decn prominent In Austrian
A few genealogical experts, however,
recalled that tho Dutch-Austrian
branch of tho Washington family has
been prominent In continental affairs
for centuries. The explanation, offered
by one historian, who writes to the
Baltimore Hun, Is this:
"It is, of course, well known that the
American Washlngtons are descended
rrom that John Washington who ned
from Kngland In company with other
royalists, during the supremacy of Oli
ver Cromwell. It was at this time that
Henry Washington followed Charles II
Into exile Into Holland, there marrying
the daughter of a burgomaster In Rot
terdam." This branch of the Washington fam
ily, tho records show, lived In Holland
for several centuries, but a descendant,
Jnmes Washington, fought with the
Bavarians in tho wars of 100 years ago,
which brought nbout the downfall of
Napoleon. About tho time of the battle
of Waterloo this James Washington
was, created a Bavarian baron.
Tho account concludes, "James Wash
ington's son. Baron Maximilian Wash
ington, settled in Auptrla after marry
ing the Royal Duchess FYederlcka of
Oldenburg. This family was distinctly
proud of their Amorlcan kinsman as the
first 'resident of tho I'nlted States, and
the writer has been Informed that, they
bore the same arms as the Washlngtons
of America. The present George Wash
ington is a widower, fifty yeara of age,
and Is reported to be the last of this
European lino of the Washington fam
ily." TAKES IN STRANGER
AS HER HUSBAND
English Woman Fooled by Alleged
Impostor, Representing Him
self as British Sergcnt.
LONDON. Aug. 18. A remarkable enso
wns hoard In Manchester court, when
n man was arraigned on the chargo of
falsely representing himself as Sergeant
Herbert Dandy, of the Manchester regi
ment. The testimony brought out that the
real sergeant had been reported miss
ing at the Dardanelles on July 15 and
thnt his wife had been so Informed.
Eleven days later the ftllrfccd Impostor
appeared ret Mrs. Dandy's house, wear
ing khaki. When she asked who he
wns he replied, "It's Herbert." They
embraced, and he stayed at tho hpuse
The neighbors began to express doubt
as to the man's Identity unUl the wife,
grew suspicious. Finally Ave com
rades of Dandy saw him, but he failed
to Identify any of them correctly. Then
he waa orrested, but Mrs. Dandy's rela
tives are still uncertain.
The court held him for further exam
ination. Is Mother of Five
Babies in 18 Months
BROOKLYN. Aug. 13. Mrs. Anna
Bellamo has precsntcd her husband
with five bablps In a year and a half.
He Is ve.ry proud.
Twins, boy and girl, were born
fifteen months ago, and triplets, two
boys nnd a girl, on August 8. All are
thriving and so Is the mother. This Is
her seoond assay at twins, a pair hav
ing been born eight years ago, making
seven children in three births. All are
By U. S. S. Mayflower Band, at
the Navy Yard, at 4 p. m.
H. J. PETERMAN, Bandmaster.
March. "Dreadnaught" Losey
Overture. "Fra Dlavolo" Auber
Waltr. "Geraldlne" Dodge
Selection. "Oloconda" Ponchtelll
Serenado. "Under tho Palms,"
Excerpts from "Rtgoletto" Verdi
Finale. "Down in bom-ilombay."
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By the Naval Gun Factory Band,
Navy Yard, at 8 p. m.
ANTONIO CELFO. Director.
March. "Heroes of tho Isthmus,"
Overture. "Morning, Noon and
NlKht In Vienna." Suppe
Waltz hesitation, "The Nlght-
Grand selection. "Atda" Veral
(a) "Wrap Me In a uundle,"
(b) "Qpwn In Bom-Bombay,"
Gems from "The Prince of IMlsen."
Patrol. "I'm on My "Way to Dublin
Bay," arranged by Lampe
(Paraphrase on the populnr song.)
"Tho star-Spanglod Banner."
By the U. S. Soldiers' Horn
Band, Bandstand, at 0:40
EMIL A. FENSTAD.
March, "First Brigade, I. N. O.."
Overture. "Beautiful Galatla,"
Characteristic, "Sleigh Bell Dance,"
Grand Selection, "The Bohemians,"
Descriptive Fantasy, "Winter."
Waltzes. "The Rose That Will
Never Die" Snyder
Finale. "It's Tulip Time in Hol
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By the Engineer Band, at
Garfield Park, 7:30 o'clock.
FRANK J. WEBER. Chief Musician.
March. "Colts Armory" Smith
Overture. "La Cnld" Thomaa
(a) Morceau, "Whispering Flow
ers" von Blon
(M Polonlls. "On Mountain
Heights" ? Klesler
Echoes from the Opera Mackle
Selection. "High Jinks" Frlml
Waltz "Jolly Fellows" .. . Vollstedt
Medley, "Popular Melodies". .Sterns
One-Step, "Sandy River Rag'. .Allen
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
Gold Shipment Places
Enormous Task Upon
U. S. Treasury Officials
Mint Authorities Test Every Coin and Bar Through
the Melting Pot No Guarantee Accepted World
Extensively Scraped for Gold to Send
to United States.
The receipt by the United
or more of imported gold imposes
York subtreasury, the mint, and the New York assay office of pro-,
portions that the public does not realize.
There has been a remarkable dearth of detailed information
regarding the shipment, and even in official circles it has been im
possible to learn even the precise amount of gold shipped, or in what
form it came.
It has not been widely realized how extensively the world has
been scraped over for gold to be sent to the United States. In the
last few months the very unusual phenomenon of large gold im
ports from China," by way of our west coast, has been observed.
LIQUIDATION IN CHINA.
These amount thus far to about
IS, 000,000 according to tha best Inform
ation that officials have been able to
got But there has been the utmost
difficulty getting the official, cus
tom house figures to tally with inform
ation from financial circles, both as to
these Paclfio coast receipts and as to
n-ovements from Canada.
The importation of gold from Japan
Is not at all unusual, though this coun
try normally has a considerable trado
balancr; against It in Us transactions
with both Japan and China, But gold
imports from China are unusual, and a
curious explanation has been suggested
for the recent movement in this direc
tion from that country.
It Is that German Investments in
China have been in process of liquida
tion as fast as possible, save at great
risks, to send gold or securities to Ger
man, so it Is suspected that the prloo
at which the German holdings nave
hn nnlrl Hiiji tiAffn r.nr...nt.ri In m
considerable extent by the movement of
gold to this country; It Is at least safe
here, and can wait till more auspicious
times for further movement.
New Gold Current.
Even from Australia a considerable
amount of gold has come to this coun
try, and more Is expected. Shipments
from this quarter have thus far amount
ed to about (2,000.000. Finally, it ' la
known arrangements are making for
the transfer of gold In future dlreot
from Cape Town to the United States.
This will be a new gold current, for
South Africa's gold has heretofore gone)
direct to London and from there been
distributed to the world. The arrange
ment for direct imports to this country
are presumed to be Inspired by desire
to avoid the necessity of carrying the
frecloojs cargoes through the war zone,
t Is considered hlgHly significant that
these arrangements have been found
desirable, because it suggests that the
British authorities are mobilizing their
resources all over the world, and plan
ning to cope with every exigency that
Through the Melting Pot.
The physical operation of handling a
hugo Importation of gold la one to ap
pal the mint and assay authorities.
Uncle Sam takes no gold on faith. The
bar may look like gold, feel like it.
weigh like it : but no difference. It must !
be melted up by the assayers and guar
anteed by them to be of the right quality
and fineness. A BrltlBh sovereign Is no
more sacred In the eye of the mint au
thorities than a nugget from a Klon
dike creek. The only gold that can get
past the 'Government without being re
melted and assayed is American gold
British Pound Now Worth Only
$4.73 3-1 6, According to
New York Quotations.
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. Acute demor
alization marked the course of yester
day's sterling exchange market, sight
drafts on London falling more than Hi
cents to $4.73 3-16 on the English pound,
tho lowest level ever reported under the
present method -of quoting, which was
adopted in 1873. French exchange made
a new low also, bills on Paris celling on
a basis of $1 to 6.82H frnrics, against a
rate of $1 to 6.18 francs In normal times,
or In other words $1 in Amerlcn money
could purchase bills of exchange worth
b.Sthi francs, a larger discount being
Involved than ever before in the history
of International finance.
Rapidly multiplying European obliga
tions In this country lor purchases of
munitions of war and general supplies,
against which there x was no adequate
offset trsjsn Imports of merchandise or
from receipts of gold and sales of European-held
American securities, ex
plained the downward movement
Foreign trade figures yesterday for
tho port of Now York alone showed an
excess of exports of merchandise over
imports to the value of almost $7,000,
000, making since Sunday an excess of
more than $17,000,000, or nn amount
only slightly under the total of gold
Just received from London.
Extra Cipher in Date
May Block Hanging
A legal technicality Is relied upon In
an appeal to the United States Supreme
Court to save the life of a Wyoming
man, who was convicted of murder and
sentenced to be hanged.
It appears from the record that the
Information against Orange W. White
charged him with the murder of An
derson Coffee on "August 12. 15013."
The supreme court of Wyoming held
that the "19013" was merely a clerical
or typographical error, a.i it wns evident
that an old blank form with the num
erals "1P0-" had been used and that the
"13" had been added.
Counsel for White, however, obtained
a writ of supersedeas and carried tho
case to tbe court of last reaort
QWEST QN RECORD
Slates Government of $35,000,000
a task on the Treasury, the New,
coin, and even it Is received by weight,
not by count; It would be too easy oth
erwise for a group of enterprising spec
ulators to 'accumulate a stock of coin,
sweat it for a comfortable profit, and
theft unload It on Uncle Sam.
It was not known today. In Washing
ton, In what form the present big ship
ment Is coming ; but there was an im
pression that a considerable share of it
wa-ln American double eagles. These
would not be required to be melted. But
whatever part comes In bars and for
eign mintages must go through the melt
Part Payment Made.
It was stated that the biggest single
consignment of gold that ever went to
the assay office In a single day, in such
form thnt it required to be melted, was
about (2,000,000. The task, then, of
handling a single job of possibly $38,
000,000 may be imagined. It would re
qulro a long time, and If the owners of
the gold were compelled to lose its
value for business purposes the Interest
Item would be considerable. Gold on
the seas always loses its Interest during
But Uncle Sam does all he can to
minimize the losses. When an Importa
tlon of bullion comes here, consigned
to a banking house. It Is hauled around
to tno subtreasury, and arter examina
tion and Inspection of the guarantees,
a part payment is made In a check on
the Treasurer of the United States. It
Is the custom to pay as large a per
centage of the Invoiced value as can be
advanced with entire safety; commonly
about 75 per cent. Beyond that, the
payments are deferred until the assayers
have given the entire consignment an
official certificate of character.
Account of Stock.
Authorities on gold are having a hard
time nowadays trying to keep track of
the world's stocks. Since the war be
gan an Immense amount of gold has
been added to the money 'stocks of the
Arorld, especially in Germany, France,
and Italy, where people have from pat
riotic motives contributed art works.
Jewelry, and the' like to the national
supplies of precious metal.
On tho other hand there has been
some hoarding of gold, and the result
ant of these various causes cat only
be guessed from the statements of the
various great banks, which have shown
big Increases In the visible supply of
the yellow stuff. It Is now generally
believed that the efforts to bring gold
out of hiding have been sufficiently suc
cessful to overcome the tendency to
ward Its sequestration, and to Increase
very considerably the world's banking
basis of the metal. If this Increase Is
sufficiently large. It may even have an
effect, by way of Inflating the money
stock of the world, that will be felt a
long time after the war.
CRUISER AND TEEL
Portuguese Warship Founders
and Swedish Vessel Goes
LISBON, Aug. 13. The Portuguese
cniser Republica foundered on tho
rooks oft ETlcelra, twenty-two miles
northwest of Lisbon, today and Is a
total loss. Her crew has been taken off
und her larger guns salvaged.
Tho Republica displaced 1,635 tons and
carried a ciew of SO men. She waa
built in 1899.
LONDON. Aug. 13. Tho 4.63S-ton
Swedish steamer Klruna, from Phila
delphia to Stockholm, has gone ashore
on me tsuernes islands, sixty miles west
of Liverpool. Dispatches to Lloyd's
said in all probability she will be a
The Klruna was built only two years
ago and is a modern steel-screw steam
er. She waa built at Sunderland and Is
3SS feet long with a nfty-four-foot
beam. Her owners are a Stockholm
Art More to Her Than
Husband; Gets Divorce
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13. It was a
question of art or husband, and Mrs.
Kathleen Belcher, society woman and
singer, chose art.
As a result. Judge Gatens granted J.
W. Belcher a divorce from his wife on
the ground of desertion. The desertion
came when Mrs. Belcner went to Paris
to studv music.
"I begged her to stay and make a
home for me." Belchertold the court,
"but she said her art was more Im
portant." Street Cars in Smash
On Brooklyn Bridge
NEW YORK, -us. "3. A street car
smash-up on llronklyn bridge early
today caused a tie-up of traffic on
the structure and a near-panic among
pisfengrrs on their way to work In
Several were slightly Injured;
KILLED AT FRONT
Baron von Bleichroeder Dies in
Action With Germans Dur
ing Warsaw Advance.
AMSTERDAM, Aug. 13. Baron von
Bleichroeder hero In a romantic lova
affair of hlch court circles that eclips
ed fiction, has been killed In action
with the German army before Warsaw,
according to Berlin advices received
here last night.
Love for the young baron caused tho
beautiful Princess Sophie of Saxc-
v eimar to shoot and kill herself in
hPi father's castle two years ago be
cause barriers of rank prevented their
marriage. The baron, son or tne ram
ous German banker and heir to ono
of the greatest fortunes In Europe,
dropped out of sight until his namo
was posted In the latest casualty lists.
Fresh from Berlin and Heidelberg,
the handsome vnuncr hnrnn fnli vio
lently In love with the princess. Her
winer, wno once had been a rldlns
master and wnlter In New York, but
had been elevated to nnhllltv fn.r ha
obtained wealth, Is said to have looked
on tne match with favor, but tho
Grand Duke Ernest, head of the House
of Saxe-Welmer, threatened to disin
herit the princess if she married be
neath her rank.
For seven years the princess sought
to move tho grand duke. Finally her
baron-lover gave up In despair and
sailed for America. He plunged into
the swirl of Wall Street and for a
year tried to blot out the memory of
the princess by diligent work In an
International banking house.
In 1910 the old love called him back.
There were more meetings between
tha baron and princess and according
to Paris newspapers secret meetings
and trips Incognito through France.
Then the princess made one final ap
peal to her father and the grand duke.
There was a violent scene In Heldel
burg castle. The princess retired to
her-apartment. A shot rang out and
servants rushed in to find her dead.
OF GRAVEYARD SUIT
Objections to Homes on Old
Cemetery Site Lead to
NEW YORK, Aug. 13. The Mutual
Life Insurance Company has filed suit in
tho supreme court against the trustees
of 8t. Patrick's Cathedral, Gustavo C.
Herre, and others to foreclose a mort
gpjjn for $170,000 on the old Catholic
cemetery property occupying the bulk
of the block bounded by Eleventh and
Twelfth streets. Avenue A and First
avenue. Counsel for the Insurance corn
pan said the trustees of the cathedral
arc only nominal defendants, becauae
the church sold the entire plot in 1!U2.
It Is understood that the necessity of
foreclosure arises from the failure up to
the present time of the plan for dlspor
tng of the plot for building lots for
tentment housen. The plan under con
sideration when tho property whs
bought from the church was to build
houses to be occupied by Italians, but
the promoters aoon learned that the
Italians had serious objection to living
on property that had once been a bury
ing ground, nnd that If It became gen
erally known that 5,000 persons had at
one time been buried there the houses
would be hard to fill with tenants
It was last used In 1861, and tho bod
ies were moved to Calxary Cemetery i-i
DRY ARIZONA SHUTS
OUT CHURCH WINES
Railroad Refuses to Carry It Until
the Law Is Construed
DOUGLAS. Ariz., Aug. 13. Churches
which use wines for sacramental pur
poses will not receive renewed supplies
until suit Is brought to test the Stats
prohibition law on that point, according
to Eugene S. Ives, railroad attorney.
Mr. Ives, in a letter to R. N. French,
representing the Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception here, said the
railroads would not accept for shipment
into Arlzano any beverage containing
alcohol, no matter for what purpose
such beverage was Intended, until the
law had been construed by proper Ju
Parents Can't Identify
Son, Ask Grandmother
NEW YORK, Aug. 13. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Glass, of Jersey City, who left
a few days ngo for Norman, Okla., to
identify a boy as their son, James
Gloss, who was stolen May 12 last, havo
wired to relatives they are uncertain
as to his identity.
Now tho child Is to be brought back
for Jimmy's grandmother to look at. If
It is Jimmy, she will know him, sho
says, and the parents believe she Is
It seems that Jimmy's grandmother
can settle the question If anybody tO
the world can. She hus had the care OC
the child during the greater part of hU)
four vears, and had grown as fond of
him as he had of her. The attention
the grandmother lavished on him was a
result of the absence from home of his
father, who is a traveling salesman.
Jimmy's mother travels, too, and so
his core devolved upon the grand
mother. Divorcee to Marry
Husband's Best Man
HARTFORD. Aug. 13 Senator E W.
Hooker has anonunced his daughter,
Rosalie Turner Hooker, will be married
this month In San Francisco to Francis
Stllwell Dixon, a New York artist, son
of Capt. J. W. Dixon, of Flushing,
Mr. Dixon was best man at the mar
riage of his cousin. Prof. William r.
Welllntr. and Miss Hooker. She dlverced
Mr. Welllnir at Boise, Idaho, several
Now G. W.'s Oak Must Go.
NEW YORK, Aug. 13. An oak tree
160 years old, to which George Wash
ington tied- his horse several times while
camping at Morrlstown, N. J., has been
ordered removed from the center of
Prospect street, Madison, N. J., by
Chairman Plerson of the common coun
cil road and sidewalk committee. More
than 100 requests have been received tor
pieces ot the tree.
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