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pf President Smith, of Concern,
Tells of Suit for $2,000,
000 Agajnst A. S. Bigelow.
Received That 'Amount for Tak
ing Charge of Money for Old
! Dominion Stockholders. -.
Ixrols D. Brandels received between
PM.00O and W),000 for prosecuting the
suits of the Old Dominion Copper and
Bmeltlna" Company against A. 8. Blg-e-low.
-which resulted In a recovery of
11,060,600. according to Charles 8. Cmlth,
wWdenfof the company, Mr. Smith
(eattfled this morning before the Senate
subcommittee considering the fitness of
Mr- Brandels to sit In the United Btates
Supremo 'Court.
Mr. Smith said that he. as trustee
tit the stockholders of the Old Do
minion Company, which was merged
Urtth other Interests to form a holding
fceropeny. received 15,000, and that the
arranrement for so compensating tho
treetees was made by Mr. Brandels.
Tell us In slain English Just what
ywi .aid as trustee to earn that 46,ooo,"(
lifted Senator Works;
"WeM. I had charge, with Mr. Hoar.
tt about J1.SOO.000," replied Mr. Smith.
Left All to Brandcla
Uoon further examination Mr. Smith
Jinld this arrangement had been made
by Mh Brandels. and uiat an legal
affairs had been left with Mr. Brandels.
"There were no negotiations or agree-
knenU aa to what the fees should be?
(Vou left It all to Mr. Brandots, and ho
Jfixed them arbitrarily?" asked Senator
. Mr. Smith answered In the afftrma-
t "Now you say Mr. Brandels was paid
X,000," inquired Senator Works. Mr.
Hmlth turnlalneri that amount was paid
at the conclusion of 'the suit, and that
ether fees had been paid Mr. uranaeis
from time to time bringing the total
Hum paid him lip to C25.O0O to W30.000.-
Up to 1808. according to the. witness,
too agreement had been .made with Mr
brandels. Tho, lawyer' had been paid as
tie had presented his bills.
In that year tho question arose over
Mr.. Brandels' fee. Mr. Smith l)ad a
conference with Mr. Brandels, he said,
i-ea-ardlncr the charges and It was agreed
fhat Brandels was to- be paid a sum not
ixceedlng 8 per cent of a fund amount
ng to 9l,000, which 'hadbecn. set aside
'tor various litigations. Later. In the
BUlta against Mr. Blcelbtt' for alleged
BeoretJprofUs from the Old Dominion
Coirtjmby, Mr. Smith said he .had sug
gested a fee not to exceed 10 per cent
or me amount recovered. ,
"All this took place before the recov-
fery?" asked Senator Works.
Yee,-and before'. It was known what
the recovery' -vfaa'tipp'b? replied Mr.
Mr. Smith sal that ' some of the
Amounts awarded in- suits conducted by
Mr Brandels had' not 'yet been col
lected and probably" never will be. He
fatd he. and other' trustees gave no
ponds, i" After persistent-' questioning by
Senator Cummins as to what the trus
tee had done, Mr. Smith said they had
beldthe money for tho stockholders.
"No Great Task."
"That was no great task was It?"
Mked Senator Cummins.
"No," replied Mr. Smith.
Mr. Smith said, there had been two
attributions of sums realized in -811113
among stockholders apd that. there were
between 750 and 1,000 stockholders In
each distribution.
' Referring to the charges made yes
terday that Mr. J;randel had suggest
ed keeping eecret certain reportK re
8rdlng property which the holding
company was considering taking over.
Mr. Smith said that the. Idea of keep
ing the reports eecrot wrta Ills own and
not Mr Brandels'. lie said ho believed
In giving full information to stockhold
ers, but that the roiiurtF in question
would have been misleading
William S. YoutiKiunii, a', Boston at
torney, who had rrcvlouslv tcstllletl,
took the stand tr, glvo further details
of Mr. Brandels" connection with the
estate of S. D. Warren.
Mr. ,Youngmaj) gnvo further evidence
In an isfjf'irt to show tlmt Mr. Brandels
had nevcfL made an Inventory of this
einaio anu presented u io uie nelrs.
that the personal property 'Involved had
never been nppralsed, nnd ' that Mr.
Brandels had never nondered a Htatc
merit of his services to Justlfv the col
lection of a fee of about 510,000 .s
Charities Receipts
For Year $48,545
Report of Associated Body Shows,
Disbursement' to Have
Been $47,270.
'The annual report of the Associated
Charities was made public todav. To
receipts receipts for the post "year
amounted to 14S.M5.Ut and total dis
bursements 347,279.70.
The report, which Is entitled "in ac
counted with the people o'f the District
or. .voiumnia. also carries an appeal
for $5,000 in contributions for the pur
pose of maintaining without curtail
ment the efforts of tho local service or
ganization throughout the fiscal year
The expenditures. In the report, lire
divided into two groups. Tho first Is
that of relief and aid, amounting to
U4.163.74. The second is .social service
, and departmentnlcxpensr- uf ministra
tion, amounting to JA1W.05.
The reclpts came through cnntrlbu-
tlons from 2,752 persons and organiza
tions. A schedule of the activities of the or
ganisation shows that 3.407 families
families wer under tho caro of tho ns-Boolrttlon-dL'rlnr:
tho pant year, exclu
sive of 272 homeless j.ersom dealt with,
nnd 391 out-of-town Inquiries received.
The dlrtrlct visitors of the society
paid 13,30.1 visits. Medical rid was ob
tained in 2,057 cases.
Seek Economic Experts.
In an effort to strengthen Its start .of.
economic Investigators, tho Federal
Trade Commission In seeking the
services of Prof. AUyn A. Young, of
v-urncii university, pnu omer experts in
the. economic field.
' Pen Is Mightier, Etc.
liONDON, March 15. An army recruit
enllstlnr here was' found to have a
wooden leg. He'll fight the Germans
wltli" pen and pencil at clerical work.
Expect 30000 in
Vplunteer Camp
O.Ticiflls Decide Upon April 3 for
Biginning- of Summer
Course., '
Thirty thousand young men art ex
pected ty tho, Military. Training Camps
Association- toivoluntaTlly .undergo mili
tary training at special damps through
tho country tho first o'f which will open
aUFo'rt Oglethorpe, pa.'., April i.
Active preparations for the establish
ment of rtt least sovervt other camps
are going on wlh the cooperation of
ina .neaps or ine military cpmmiucea
of the House and, tho Senato, and the
War Department. Regular army offi
cers wltl bo detailed for duty . as' in
structors? aqd the camps will' be. organ
ized on the same basis aa the camp at
1'lattsuurg last year.
So far arrangements have been made
for the opening of tne Piattsburg camp
Juno S, The other camps to be estab
lished will be at- Ban Antonio, Salt
'Lake City, American Lake, Wash.;
Monterey, Cat., and certain places in
tho middle West yet to be announced.
. Tho expenses of tho camp amount to
from 122.60 to $30 per month. As the
men In tho camps volunteer and pay
their own expenses, service does not
entail further military service. Enroll
ments for the camp aro now going on -at
thn ehnrinufirtnrB nf tho association. 31
Nassau street. -New York. D.. 1C Jay
is secretary or the organisation, nn
will send full Instructions to all appli
cants for Information.
Foresters Demand
D. C. Referendum
Resolutions Favor People's Vote
on All Measures for
Referendum of the question to the
people of the District "before any pro
hibition law be enacted for this Dis
trict," la 'demanded in resolutions adopt
ed last nght by Court Washington,, No.
2, Forcster8rof America, at Its meet
ing at Eagles' Halt.
The resolutions are aimed chiefly at
tne Hiicppora bin in its original form,
thought It is not mentioned .by name.
They refer to all bills that would "pre
vent not only tne manuracturo and sale
of liquors In the clubs, cafes, hotels.
and groceries of the District, but also
the possession and uae of liquors in
tho prlvato home and by the Individual
citizen unacr any ana an circum
Such measures are denounced In the
resolutions as 'Intended to destroy, by
act of Conerces. the freedom of con
science, tho liberty of tho Individual
citizen In matters of personal habit, con
duct, arid morals, and Inherent ncrsonal
rights, 'privileges, and Immunities for
the preservation and perpetuation of
which this free government Is or
dained." Negro Who Found $35,000
Just Naturally "Beat It"
rSLBEBTON, da.. March 15.-A. H.
Womack, who, with his family recently
moved back to Elberton from Teneha,
Texas, tells this: Just before leaving
Texas his daughter. Miss Maude Wo
mack. was married to Frank Younr. an
enterprising and successful young
A few days ago a negro farmhand of
Mr. Yoiuig's while at work In the field
stepped Into a hole and discovered a
pot of gold containing $35,900. The negro
kept the gold, has given up Jils Job, and
Is happy on the way to where he is
going, hut Just where that Is neither
the negro" nor his employer seems to
Dime Novel Boys 'Nearly
Drowned on Rafting Trip
BAKER, Ore.. March IB. Inspired
by dime ndvcls. Glen Ingle and Ray
Boyd, flftecn-year-pld youths of Lower
Powder, started on a raft down the
Powder river from tho Boyd ranch to
the nnke river, headed, they said later,
for Idaho.
Their "craft hit a rock fifteen miles
from the starting point and the boys
were Jieurly drowned. Deprived of
means of travel by water, they sought
work at riearby farms and were located
by their parents and taken home.
Kicks at Buying Drinks
For Wife's jYlale Friends
DETROIT, March IS.-Frank J. Kem
mer told Judge Mandell that his wife:
Dragged him to dancing parties and
Kissed. her dancing partners In hts
Made him htiy cocktails for her dan
cing partners;
Took lesiions In. acting; ,
Finally "left him' and went on the
Apart .from that, said the husband,
hf was domestic by taste. Judge Man
dell granted him a divorce decree.
Interborough Transit Co.
Is Sued for $4,000,000
' NEW, YORK, March 15. The city to
day brought suit against the Inter
borough Rapid Transit and 'Alfred
Craven, chief engineer of the Publlo
Service- Commission, to recover i,0,
000. '
Papers are already drawn and, sum
monses will be served tonight. Tho In
terborough. and Crayen will, "have, twen
ty days In which to Rnswer.
Tho suit is tn set aside bonuses and
the "prior determination occount"
cnnrRea to construction or me auai
subway. (
Divorces Second Wife.
Then Reweds First One
SAN JOSE. CsJ., March 1B.-A troth
pllrhled to his bride forty-one years bko
by William, H. Rogers, Democratic naV
iiuiiui tuiuiiiiiicuiuii irom caiirornia
and attorney, was renewed whon he was
married, to-his former wife, Martha Es
tellc Rogers. ,
Between these two marriages Rogers
hod married and divorced Anna Rent, a
San Jose stenographer.
Early Robin Built Roof
On Nest to Dodge Snow
ALEXANDRIA. Ind March 15.
James Ray, a farmer living east of the
city, came to town anH, despite the
fact that the ground was covered with
several inches of snow, he Informod'
friends, that he had found a robln'a
nest, with several eggs, in a tree In
the orchard. '
Ray said that when he climbed to
the top of the tree he was attacked by
two robins. Thn nest was made princi
pally out of twine and a small cover
had been drawn over the opening to'
protect the birds from the snow.
Hpllweg.;and Von. Tirpitz Fac
tions at Odds Over German
BERLIN, March IB. President Wil
son's fight for. Congressional support
for his foreign policies promises to bo
duplicated when the Relchstar recon
venes tomorrcw,
Chancellor vonjiethmann-llollweg, ad
vocate of a conciliatory policy toward
America, .will face strong opposition
from Reichstag members who demand
a more vigorous submarine warfare.
The debate may bring the same sort of
a "show-down" 'between the HollwtJg
and von TlrpH" factions as was forced
In the American congress.
The chancelor conferred today with
the foreign relaUons committee of the
Bundearat. He passed several houra
yesterday In conference with Reichstag
leaders, after his return from Army
headquarters whero he discussed the sit
uation with thn Kaiser.
The newspapers supporting tho
chancellor are generally silent on the
rendlnir Reichstag battle.
The TaRllcho Rir,dschau. Tages
Zoltunir. and nthr van Tirnlts im
porters print agTesslve editorials
urginir the Reichstag to take a strong
etund that will leave no doubt In
America ,that Germany la united be
hind a vigorous submarine policy.
"The press Is hot 'able clearly to
express, its views on America and
the submarine question," said the
"That is all the more reason why
the Rekhstag should fulfill Us duty
and give rowerful expression to the
feelings of the nation."
ffter Siege of Month
Crazy Man Is Captured
RACINE. Wis., March 1&.-Atter a
thrilling battle wlth Sheriff Samuel Hoi
lick and six deputies, Ebenezer Smith,
aged stxty-flvei Waterford, an insane
bachelor, who has been barricaded In
his home since January 1, was taken
into custody ana is in Jan.
The battle Was watched by a crowd
of more than 300 Waterford residents;
Smith was prepared for the attack.
and for a time resisted the sheriff's of
ficers with knives, hatchets, hammers,
and a large pile of stones and flrewopd
wnicn ne naa pnea up insiae tne nousc.
Former Italian Minister
Challenges Editor, to Duel
ROME. March 15. General Splngardl.
former minister of war, has challenged
Benito Miissollnl, Italy's leading social
ist editor, to a duel.
Mussolini was recently promoted to
be a corporal because of unusual brav
ery at the front. He alleged that Spln
gardl was conspiring to become com
mander or tne Turin army corps.
Fire Threatens Supplies
For Troops on Border
NEW YORK. March 15.-A nuantlty
or supplies for United States troope in
Texas waa threatened with destruction
today when fire broke out In the Quar
termaster's department on the East
river. Army officers and firemen ex
Jlngulshed the flames with (mull dam
"? ,
Malaria Causes $60,000
Loss in Town of 3,000
besides causing much discomfort to the
affected Individuals, produces a very
large economic loss In the sections
where It Is prevalent, according to Dr.
James O. Cummlng, director or tho
State bureau of communicable diseases.
Cummlng made an investigation In a
community of 3,000 population, nnd esti
mated that malaria annually causes a
loss of 60,000 in wages.
This disease Is also declared by phy
sicians of Interior towns to constitute
60 per cent of tup practice.
Falls From House.
William Whlttlngton, twcnty-elght. of
the Nansemond apartmcnts,vls at Emer
gency Hospital with a fractured ankle
and' other Injuries.
He fell yesterday from a house which
Is being torn down at Montague street
and Colorado .avenue northwest.
Says we must keep feet dry;
avoid exposure and eati
less meat.
Stay oft the damp ground, avoid .ex
posure, keep feet dry. eat less meat,
drink lots of water and, above all, take
a'snoonful of salts occasionally to keep
down urlo acid.
Rheumatism Is . caused by poisonous
toxin, called uric acid, which Is gen
erated In the bowels and absorbedlnto
the blood. It is the function of the
kidneys" to filter this acid from the
blood and cast it out In the urine. The
pores of the .akin are also a means of
freeing the blood of this impurity. In
damp and chilly, cold weather the skin
pores are closed, thus 'forcing the kid
neys to do double work, they become
weax.ana siurcisn ana ran to eliminate
this uric acid which keeps accumulating
and circulating through the system,
eventually settling in the Joints and
muscles causing stiffness, soreness, and
pain called rheumatism.
At the first twinge of rheumatism get
from any pharmacy about four ounces
of Jod Salts: put a tablespoonful In a
glass ot water and drink before break
fast each morning for a' week. This Is
said to eliminate uric acid by stimu
lating the kidneys to noVmal action,
thus ridding the blood of these Im
purities. Jad Salts is Inoxptntlve, harmless,
and Is made from the acid of grapes
and lemon juice, combined with llthla,
and is used with excellent results by
thousands of folks who are subject to
rheumatism. Here you have a pleasant,
effervescent llthla-water drink which
overcomes uric acid and Is berteflclal
to your kidneya as well. Advt.
Food Ideals Topic
Of Wiley Lecture
Expert Will .Give Frce'Cottrsc on
Thursdays During
"Health ,and Food Ideals: or. a Neces
sary Health Ration," Is the subject of
a lecture Which Dr. Harvey W. Wiley
Will deliver at Rauscher's tomorrow
morning at u o'ciock. it is tne scconu
In a sorlcs of practical talk's which are
bolng conducted by the Associated
Charities Thursday- rhornlnjts during
Lent. u
Mrs. j. P. Ncllgh, head worker of tho
Neighborhood House, will follow Dr.
Wiley, and open n. general, discussion
of tho satuo supbject. At traveling ex
hibit of methods tor preventing tuber
culosis will be on' display.
Next Thursday's subject will be
"Houslnir IdpnJs.' Thl. will hn fol
lowed on successive Thursdays by dis
cussion of tho subject "ltecreation
Ideals" and "Labor Ideals," Tho con
cluding session will bo a social service
symposium, with discussion of tho
nunllnn. "Hnw Can .Our jComniunltv
Ideals Become the' Common Possession
oi the citizens of the District of uo
lumblar There Is no charge for any of the lec
tures. ,
Fine Tip to Bankers Who
Are Expecting Robbers
'FAROO. N. D.i March IB. Bankers In
small 'towns or suburban districts should
place matches, a candle, and a strong
screwdriver In the vaults, according to
tho secretary of the North Dakota
Bankers' Association In i a pamphlet
Just Issued to bankers giving instruc
tions as to what to do in case ot a
It Is a common m-aetlce among bank
robbers to lock employes In the vault.
the secretary says, and aaas instruc
tions as to bow to lent out. ,
Scout Band Rehearsal.
Boy Scouts comprising the Washing
ton Drum and Bugle Corps, which will
give a band concert at the east front
of the Capitol on Decoration Day, will
have a rehearsal at 7:30 o'clck tonight
ot the Naval Battalion Armory. The
band la under the1 direction or J. Leon
ard Kldwcll. ,
Says glass of hot water before
breakfast washes poisons
from system.
Physicians the world over recom
mend the Inside bath, claiming this Is
of vastly more Importance than outside
cleanliness, because the skin pore do
not absorb Impurities Into the blood.
causing 111 health, while the pores in
the, ten yards of bowels do.
Men and women are urged to drink
each morning, before breakfast a glass
of hot water with a teaspoonful of
limestone phosphate In It, as a harmless
means of helping to wash from the
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowele tho
previous day's Indigestible material,
poisons, -sour, bile and toxins ; thus
cleansing, sweetening and purifying the
entire . alimentary canal before putUng
more food into the stomach.
Ttlaf aa mnnr aH hitt .vat.. .I..n..
Malarlsjjlt,na freshen the skin, so hot water and
limestone pnospnate action tne eumi
native organs.
Those who wake up with bad breath,
coated tongue, nasty taste or have a
dull, aching head, sallow complexion,
acid stomach ; others who are subject
to bilious attacks or constipation, should
obtain a quarter pound of limestone
phosphate at the drug store. Tills will
cost very little but Is sufficient to dem
onstrate the value of inside bathing.
Those who continue it each morning
are assured of pronounced results, both
In regard to health and appearance.
Full Line of
Graf onolaa and
Main 3725
We Invite You to Come
in and Hear the Now
-of every,etyle and finiah.
t Calf, WrJle,or Phono M. S526,
O Street at 18th
lira iwcoros B
lllW (uoocMoa to MJJl
Measures Wduld fyaoe Water
and Sewerage Systems Un
der State Commission.
The Maryland municipalities adjacent
to Washington affected by the bill pend
ing In tho legislature to place under a
State commission all water and sew
erage systems In tne area, have adopted
an attitude of watchful waiting. .
A public hearing on the mcasuro wilt
be held by tMe Montgomery and Prince
George county delegations in Annapolis
The only municipality Immediately
concerned la Takoma Park", which is
about to Issue bonds In the amount of
$25,000 to build a reservoir and settling
MiVor Williams stated that the etec.
tlon will be held- on April 8, but that
the actual Dona issue, tr authorised,
may be held up.
Wade W. Dyar, corporation counsel,
f '
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'rich sweetness of the 'cello or thundering out an or
chestral passage in all its tremendous powcr--thc tone of
Columbia Records is always flawlessly true.
Every quality of voice and instrument-is brought out
with force and clearness perfectly preserved and superbly
expressed, unmistakable even in the Harmonious confusion J
of orchestral music. To hear Columbia Records played on
the Columbia Grafonola or on -any other instrument is
a revelation of what tone-perfection
can be.
Ask the nearest Columbia
dealer to play your favorite or
chestral selections. Note how
you can listen for the recurrence
of the theme how beautifully
distinct is the thread of harmony
carried by each Individual instru
ment. Compare this, with the
best rendering of the same com
position you have heard by an '
actual symphony orchestra and ,
you will know how truly Colum
bia Records arc called "The
Mirror of Music.'
CftmmlU Xtttntt In M Ptrtlgu Lmntumgrt
New record go on sale the aoth of every month.
St. V.. XV.
Tth St. W. XV.
,0. J. DB MOM, AND CO.. 12th
unu u c
This U a satisfactory
store to deal with because
7ou set aa abaolate auar
aatea of quality.
probably rtll represent the town at the
ilea ring.
There4 seems to be a decided sentiment
In favor tof the measure In some quar
ters. The Maryland State board or
health la among Its sponsors. '
The .hygiene committee of the leg
Islaturn. to which the. bill was refer
red, has reported It favorably. Both
Dr. John Gardner and Delegate Van
Horn, the Montgomery aad Prince
George county representatives on the
committee, are In favor' of it.
In view of the length of time which
will be inquired for the organization
and' preliminary work of the com
mission and; the further fact that tho
commission will take ovor tho bonds
of- those municipalities over whoso
water systems it Is given charge,
many cltlicns of Takoma Park are
in favor of going ahead with the bond
issue. y
At any lime when deemed necessary
by the commission, any municipal
system In the entire area could bo
tejten over. In event that the muni
cipal authorities and the. commission
are unable to ngree on terms, the
commission Is authorized by the bill
to acquire th-e .ystem hv condemna
tion proceedings.
Gets Black Hand Letter, .
Moves, Explosion, Saved
NIAGARA FALLS, March 15.-James
Vlllardl lived at 10 Twentieth street.
ann RhnrlAji RlpiAn mi cat -rmAi
celved a black hand letter and swapped
uuusca wun ninao.
Last night a bomb tore off Blndo's
Complete Stock of Columbia Grafonola and
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N. XV.
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HUUO MOllCII, 1110 Q St. N. XV.
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W.. Ill. .an a rait mJ L.. L.
lateat Columbia receria; eur Hat al-
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tenor duet. Orch.
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Orch. accom.
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' Prince's Band.
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a im
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Prince's Band.
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