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Fair Tonight and' Monday
Full Report on Pago Two.)
Sunday Evening
NUMBER 9089.
President' Sends Lane Back to
Conferences With Power to
End Deadlock.
Believed Mediation Attempt Be
Abandoned If Border Agree
, ment Rejected.
Eehsatlonnl dovolopmonts In tho
Mexican situation arc expected within
he next forty-eight hours.
Following a three-hour conference
Tilth President Wilson and his Stato
And War chiefs, last night, Secretary
of the Interior Lane, chairman of the
American mediation commissioners,
today made preparations to return to
Atlantic City for a final effort to break
the deadlock In the mediation confer
ence. Secretary Lano, It Is understood,
3um boen armed with plenary powers
to force an end to the deadlock. The
President Is said to have assured him
of complete approval of the steps
thus far taken la the mediation con
ferences. Wilson to Back Him Up.
The President Is understood also to
have gone further than this by assur
ing Secretary Lane that he will firmly
support any further steps taken to
force an agreement through the At
Untie City conference.
What turn developments of the
next forty-eight hours will take 1
conjectural, but there Is firm belief
Bn well Informed circles that one of
two things will happens They are:
First, agreement by the Comml
lon on a plan of border patrol which
will provide for tho withdrawal of
General Pershing's army from Mexico.
Second, disagreement of the con
ferees and abandonment of the effort
to settle the Mexican troubles by me
While vail-officials maintained com
plete silence today, there. was an ap
c&rent confidence that indicates of-
flelals cotiilnuo'to be'hopeful of. final
success. i
Lane "SatUucd."
Secretary Lane would say only he
was "well satisfied with, the Mexican
situation," and that ho was "hopeful
of a settlement" of the negotiations
at Atlantic City.
Secretary of State Lansing, who
conducted the diplomatic exchanges
wun .Mexico uuy wnen armea con
fllct between the nations seemed aD
parent, and Secretary of War Baker,
wno neni tne regular army into Alex
loo and the national guard to the bor
der when the last Mexican crisis
arose, refused to answer any ques
tions concerning their participation in
tne tnree nour conrerence.
Hopefulness of officials was based
on the belief that Luis Cabrera, head
of tho Mexican commissioners will
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
Restrictions on Releasing Reports
Tightened at Headquarters.
Tex., Nov. 19. War Department restric
tions on the Southern department
against releasing news developments in
Mexico have been tightened within the
past week.
Officials at General Funston's head
quarters said "the lid has been clamped
aown upnt
the border.
sown tight not only here but alt along
All Information received bv the South
ern department must bo sent to the War
Department whero Secretary Uaker and
Major McArthur, the department's cen
nor, will determine what Is to be made
Questioned as to the significance of
the tighter censorship officials said they
had not been advised by Washington
what the reason was "If there Is any."
At General Funston's headquarters to
day it was stated no orders had been re
ceived to change the plans to send five
regiments of mllltla homo from the
border this week.
Department of Commerce An
nounces Growing Activity.
Increasing development of the Amer
ican merchant marine Is 'reported by tho
Department of Commerce.
An Increase during the last month of
2S,wS tons In steol shipping under con
struction In American yards, was re
Four hundred and soventeen steel mer
chant vessels are now under construc
tion or contracted for. During October
IT ships were launched from American
Mine Sweepers Sink
A German Submarine
BREST, Nov. 10. The captain of a
French schooner, victim of a sub
marine, asserted here today that mine
weeperaappeared and sunk the under
sea boat,
Old Princeton Star
Flies Over Stadium
rniNCETON, N. J., Nov. 19. "Hobey"
Baker, captain of the 1913 Princeton
football team, piloted the leaders of a
squadron of twelve aeroplanes over the
Stadium yesterday. The flyers came
from Mlneola and Governors Island In
a flight which was a part of their test
for certificates as military flyers.
Increased Wages for Women
Workers and Employers'
Liability Before Convention.
President Wilson in Speech to
Delegates Urges Elimination
of Classes in U. S.
Matters of far-reaching Importance
to citizens of the District of Columbia
will come up for discussion this week
at the convention of the American
Federation of Labor, now in session
In Baltimore. '
According to John B. Colpoys, one
of the Washington labor leaders, the
principal matters of Interest to come
up at tho convention this week, so far
as the District of Columbia is con
cerned, will be four in number suf
frage, civil service retirement, em
ployers liability and workmen's
compensation, a minimum wago, and
a wago increase for women and girls
employod at the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing.
Delegates at White HoubC.
The delegates to the convention, In
cluding those from Washington, were
received at the White House late yes
terday afternoon by President Wil
son, who, in a brief speech thanking
mem ror their congratulations to
him for his re-election, strongly urged
uiat organized labor do Its part to
ward breaking down the barriers
which are threatening to divide the
country Into classes.
Accompanied by their wjves and
daughters, the delegates, numbering
between four and five hundred.
marched to the White House behind a
brass band, and groeted the Prosldent
with rousing cheers when he entered
the East Room.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
federation, expressed on behalf of the
convention'. the hope that the next
rour years which the President would
spend in office, would bo character
ized DV thA Ifim. Ulnri nf nithUvo.
ments In behalf of tlw laboring- menT'
ana women or tne country as those
which have marked his first term.
President's Speech.
Replying, the President said:
"What I have tried to do Is to get
rid, not only of any class division In this
country, but also of any class con
sclenccness and feeling. Tho worst
thing that could happen to America
would be that she should be divided Into
groups and camps In which there were
men and women who thought that they
were at odds with one another, that the
spirit of America was not expressed ex
cept In them and that possibilities of
antagonism were the only things that
wh nave io iook torwara to,
"What I am strlvlnir fnr nnrf what T
hope you are striving for. Is to blot out
all the lines of division in America and
crcme a unuy or Bpiru ana or purpose
founded upon this, tho consclencencss
that we are all men and women of tho
same sort, and that If we do not under
stand each other, we are not true Amer
icans. Necessary Qualifications.
"If we cannot enter Into each other's
thoughts, If wo cannot comprehend each
other's Interests, If we cannot serve each
other's essential welfare, then we 'have
not yet qualified as representatives of
ths American spirit.
"Nothing alarms America so much as
mis, aiviBions, me drirting apart of ele
ments among her people, and the thing
wo ought all to strive for Is to close up
every rift, and Uie only way to do it,
(Continued on Page Fourteen.i
Frank M. Guy Succumbs at Emerg
ency Hospital. .
Frank M. Guy, sixty years old, one
of the oldest employes at the District
building, died at Emergency Hospital
about 1 o'clock this morning, after
having baen stricken suddenly ill in
Ninth street northwest yesterday
The man entered a saloon In Ninth
street between E and F streets about
4:30 o'clock, said he was sick, and
asked the proprietor for something
to relieve him. Tho proprietor said
the man loked pale and was holding
his hand on his stomach.
He said he rave the man a drink
and the latter sat down at a table as
though to rest. When tho proprietor
remrnea irum nis supper about 7
o'clock he said the man had grown
worse and one of the omployes was
endeavoring to revive h'm.
The Emergency Hospital amfculancn
was sent for and tho man was taken
there, where it was found he had n
cut over one eye. Coroner Nevltt will
view the body this afternoon to de
termine the cause of death. The pro
prietor of the place said today the
man was very pale when he gavo him
the drink.
Mr. Guv. who lived at 1729 Nine
teenth street northwest, came into
the District service more than thirty
years ago, almost with the estab
lishment of the present form of gov
ernment. He has been! a clerk In the
engineer a department continually. He
was married and leaves a daughter
and two sons.
President Not at Church,
Tired Out by Conference
President Wilson did not attend
church today, his first Sunday home
since he left for Shadow Lawn to
conduct his campaign for re-election.
The President was In conference until
nearly midnight with Secretary Lano,
Lansing, and Baker, and slept late
this morning. The President and Mrs,
Wilson plan to take their usual Sun
day motor ride this afternoon.
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Above FRANK MARSHALL, Father of the Girl.
Below MRS. ROSE MARSHALL, Stepmother of Girl.
Garbage Collected in Washing
ton Runs 20 to 25 Per Cent
Under Average.
Washington housewives already
are waging: a strenuous war on
waste! Economy In the use of food
stuffs Is tho weapon they are employ
In 1n the face of soaring- prices.
The Garbage cans tell the tale.
Garbage collected In Washington
for September, October, and so far In
November has run from 20 to 25 per
cent less eaoh day than for the corre
sponding months last year.
Poor In Quality.
Tho garbage Is poor In quality,
from the contractors' standpoint, con
taining much less than formerly of
meat scraps and vegotable refuse, the
Items that go to make up "richness"
In garbage.
This means that housewives are not
only careful of the amounts they
have thrown away, but that they are
careful to utilize every eloment of
food value In their market purchases.
Officials of tho Washington Fer
tilizer Company today made these
statements. This is the company
which contracts to collect the garbage
In the District. This garbage is
watched carefully both in quantity
and for Its quality.
Quantity Had Increased.
"The quantity of garbage In Wash
ington for years pant had Increased
at the rate of 2 per cent a year," said
an official of tho fertilizer company
today, "This Increaso In quantity
about kept pace with the Increase of
"Suddenly, In September of this
year, tho quantity took a sudden
fall. Tho only way to account for
this drop Is In the greater economy
or noueewivew.
This official pointed out that the
fall had como about tho time that
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The decreased "richness" In the
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garbage Is due partly tu economy In
the use of "left overs" of tablo sup
plies, it was stnti d, and partly to
the decreasing purchabes of meats,
butter, lardn. and other fatty foods,
(Continued on Second Pas;.)
Advance Quarter M'le Near
Grandcourt In Firsts Snow
Storm 500 Prisoners.
LONDON, Nov. 19. The first snow
of tho western battle front saw a
battle won by the British near Grand
court In which 800 prlsonors were
taken and the allied lines advanced
a quarter of a mile on a three-mile
This latest success makes untenablo
the Geramn positions south of the
Ancre, as their only available road
is under bombardment.
Paris reports offlciallv the repulse
of a German attack east of Peronne.
Appearances indicate that General
Halg Intends to give tho Kaiser no
rest this winter In conformity with
the plan to apply all the pressure pos
sible on all the fronts east and west.
Interest Centers in Balkans.
Interest here at present Is focused
on the Balkans.
The allies realise that Germany Is
making a stupendous effort to over
run Roumanla arid reduco King Ferd
inand's kingdom to thd status of Ser
bia and Belgium.
In fact German military authorities
(Continued on Second Page.)
TO PKOltL.1 rLAU.had Intervened with Kaiser Wllhelm
Patriotic Societies. Want Congress
to Make Desecration Dangerous.
Improper use or desecration of the
United States flag will bo made a '
dangeroua piibtlme In the District of
Columbia, If plans of patriotic so- i
clettes here uiglng Congress to pass,
laws to punish
such conduct, go
,"h, ".!,", ,y, be as
r2,"V1'e, , ,, leilslatlon
hI?UectUChas,e!een i
An soon
as tho
lawmakers reas-
askod to pur ,
glslatlon. A Dill to
.1 .m I.aav. naiamwl K. k a
I Mi". and Is pending In tho Senate,
The organize of this campaign
! point out as surprising that while
an act of Congiess in un creaiea
the flag, "it is a singular fact mat
no action has been taken by that
body to provide for the punishment
of Individuals who desecrate or muti
late It, and thst thus far appeals to
that body have proved Ineffective,"
Today. the Authorities Found Her.
Below -MISS EMMA DAVIES, Who Aided in Rescue.
Girl Kept Incarcerated for Long Years by
Father and Stepmother When Finally
Rescued Was Child in Mind and
Body Although 28 Years Old.
EASTON, Md.f Nov. 19.
will be placed on trial here next
assault, assault and battery, and
Grace Marshall, the discovery of whose condition last year cre
ated a nation-wide horror.
Grace Marshall was kept a prisoner for a number of years
in a dingy room by her father and stepmother. A year ago
tomorrow she was taken from the Marshall farmhouse, thin as
a shadow and ravenous for food, by court order. Twenty-eight
years old, she weighed but 57 pounds at the time of her re
moval, and could neither talk, read, write, nor remember aught
of her experiences.
asserted that the long
In a room narrow,
locked, filthy had destroyed any
chance of mentality she had ever had,
and that her mind was not even on a
par with that of a six-year-old child.
Today Grace Marshall, the center of
the storm of conflicting emotions and
passions In Eaeton, the animal side
of her satisfied by plenty of food,
clothing, and freedom, plays with the
children on the streets, utterly uncon
scious that.her father and stepmother
are io do cauea oeiore in oar or jus
tlce for their alleged monstrous and
inhuman treatment of her forlhe past
twelve years.
jrwenty-nine years of age, her mind
Is 'still that of a llttto child. If she
LONDON, Nov. 18. Belgium's pleas
against stripping tho nation of Its
manhood by Germany have resounded
even above the din and noise of
strife. From Home came word that
Pope Benedict, responding to pathetic
una wun umperor JTans josec oi
From Amsterdam came reports of
a riot at tho Turcolnsr railway sta
tion when German military officers
nought to cairy out deportation
Accurdlng to the latter story, .100
men and boyn tet asld" for trnnsfer
to Oerinan factories, rebelled, nnd In
the fighting which followed Hxteen
clvillanu woro killed, with two Oer
man soldiers. Tho naitio story had
It that a. score of the Belgians had
escaped and fled to tho border.
It is unon tho Pone's nlca and intr-
I cession Dy 1110 rnuea maios wiui
n.ria. linnn rf K,innlio fhn riAfttllin
i system of releasing Its own citizens
now In factories for war serNloo by
i replacement bx Boigians is oaneq
Urltlsh ptibilo opinion 1ms seldom
been moro stlrrod than by the piteous
stones which nave seepou out or iu
little kingdom which has borne the
brunt of the war terrors, detailing
families divided and homes disrupted
by too "employment" orders,
Frank Marshall and his wife
week, charged with
assault with intent to kill" on
knows a person by long experience,
she will speak, but her vocabulary
usually consists of an Inarticulate
"un-huh" or an even more frequent
negative shake of the head. Her body
has fattened, her limbs have filled,
her face Is fuller, but still her mind
refuses to assimilate, or to reason.
Grace Is still an Infant, In thought,
and, physicians Btate, will always
remain so.
The story of Grace Marshall Is tho
most pathetic that the history of
Talbot county, whoso criminal annals
are filled with the weird and sur.
rising, affords. Her father, Frank
Marshall, is a poor tenant farmer,
living near St. Michaels, about twelve
miles from'Easton. Her mother died
wnen uraco was but a mere child,
and she went to a nearby arm to
live. In a few years her father mar
ried again, and the stepmother tried
to make a home for all the children
of the first wife. So Grace came
back home.
She attended school at St. Michaels,
and learned to read and write; In a
few years she was accounted one of
the 'best scholars of the school. Her
i life at home with her brothers and
' sisters and father and stepmother
was very happy. Grace reached tho
end of girlhood a happy, smiling,
winning child,
A few months later she was seen
no more. Tales of a myster'ouB "love
(Continued on Sixteenth Page.)
Taken From El Paso Street Mexi
can Bandits Are Blamed.
EL, PASO, Nov. 10. Army officers
here are searching today In an ut
tmnpt to recover a machine gun um
ort'd automobile truck, which was
vtolen from the dowtown streets Inct
night vhlle the oporatlug squad was
Inxido ft totrrshment place.
It was tho property of the Thirty
third Michigan. Infantry, and four Is
entertained that Mexican bandits
got it.
Capt A. C. Crosaman, of the ma
chine run company, immediately no
tified tne police and army officers of
th thoft of the maehlno gun truck.
The two marhlnn gunx unsigned to
the car were not on It when the theft
occurred. There was n Hrarchlluht
; on tho front and ono on the leur of
i wiu ui
All the army camps are ,ho ng
neaielied nnd a closn watch Is being
kept along the river and the county
Ruth Bancroft Law Plans to
Make Trip In Seven Hours
and Set Record.
Sister of "Human Fly" Trying
for Average of ) 25 Miles an
Hour All the Way.
19. Miss Ruth Larr, the avin
tress, passed here at 10:23
(11:23 Eastern time) flying at
the rate of two miles a minute
on her flight from Chicago to
New York.
CHICAGO, Nov. 19.
in Chicago luncheon
in New
This is the schedule of Ruth
Bancroft Law, aviatrix, who left
Chicago on her cross-country
flight to New York at 7:25 o'clock
this morning.
Rising on a stiff southwest gale,
which delayed her departure almost
four hours, she executed a spiral
circle over Grant Park, waved a
cheery good-by and headed due
In less than a minute the daring
bird woman, who is a sister of
Rpdraan Law, the-''human flay,"
disappeared in the hazy mist ofa
typical Chicago November morn
ing. FIRST 143 MILES.
She made her nrst 143 miles In an
hour and thirty minutes, passing
over Kcndallvllle, Ind., at 8:55 a. m.
At 10.23 o'clock (11:23 Eastern tlmo)
Miss Law reached Vermillion, Ohio, a
distance of 308 miles from Chicago. Her
average speed for this distance Is al
most two miles a minute.
Other cities where her tlmo was taken
tvaierioo, jna., i miles from
Chicago, 8:(C; Butler. Ind., 163 miles.
' wi B$uoV wli .""S: ''wkwSn:
Ohio. 202 miles, 9:30; Lime City, 214
uuiL's, 9;ta.
Miss Law is flying at a height esti
mated at 3.C00 feet. At l.lmn C.itv nhn
became confused and flew south, pass
ing six mues south or Toledo. When
she reached Vermilion, however, she
had regained her course.
Three Miles a Minute.
Reports along the line indicate sho
frequently attained a speed as high
as three miles a mtnuto.
She reached Pine, Ind., nineteen
miles from Chicago, at 7:50; Dune
Park, thirty miles, 7:86; Chesterton,
thlrty-slx miles, 7:50; Otis, forty-four
miles, 8:05; Dunham, forty-eight
miles, 8:00; Rolling Prairie, sixty
two miles, 8:12; South Bend, eighty
five miles, 8:22; Mlshawaka, eighty,
nine miles, 8:23: Elkhart, 101 miles,
8:30; Goshen, 107 miles, 8:31: Llgo
nler, 133 miles, 8:13; Kcndallvllle. 143
miles, 8:S5.
Miss Law rose on a wind which avl
atora declare would have discouraged
almost any other flier In tho world.
She hopes to make the trip In seven
hours by maintaining an uverage
speed of 125 miles an hour.
If she accomplishes tills she will
break one world's record and estab
lish another. She will eclipse tho feat
of Victor Carlstrom, who made the
trio In twenty-five hours and forty-
six minutes over two weeks ago, aft
er descending at Brie, Pa., and Ham
mondsport, N. V His aveiago speed
was 107 miles per hour.
Record for Woman.
Of less Importance, according to
Miss Law, Is the fact that she also
will make a record for sustained
flight and speed by a woman aviator.
According to her Itinerary, sho was
to follow the southern shoie of Lnit
Mlglchan to Gory, Ind., time picking
up the tracks of tho Lake Shoio ni'd
Michigan Southern railroad. I low
Ing them through Cloveland and l.r e,
along tho southern shore of l.nui
F.rle. She then heads almost duo
east, passing over KlnghanUin, V .
thenco southeast to New oik elt:
Miss Law arose at 2 30 r'ne,. ,'i'
morning at the Morrison Hc-t-1 )
attired herself In n suit of Hill, a sitlt
of chamois, two suits ( woolen n
(lerwe.ii, u milt of soft 1 iithei cov
eted by a heavy, fur l(n d leather
owrcoat. On Her head nho wore n
wuolei cap, i'overe-1 hy a w ool hel
met tied atounil h-r shoulders Over
this wax u leather lulniel
Two pull's of wool utocVlngs. lmnvjr
shoes, puttee. g!ive, and gogl'le
completed her outtlt.
, Arrived at 1:30.
She uritvcd at t'ic hangar nt 4 30
n. m.. w'ioio imipit of her roulj w o
sowed to Iut lap and right glove
MIh Luw was ounfionted with ft
nlxty-mllo giilo. In splto of thfs shs
ordered lift t'ltltUs biplane, of tho
nrmv scout tpe, hauled out ttid pro
parnrt foi the flight.
Sho entered tho mochlne at oneo
for a t I it I Might.
hho elrclecl lir.mt Purl., itartiiig nt
the foot of Mnillsmi stieol tu to-, on'l
descended, nil within llvo minute. It
vnsi still ilntk mill l'ei mnv-'iiei is
irn followca n niecimiii inns m
Tl fil wns then so 1 ng Inat
In combating It liei nm IiHk u is
brought to a standstill twie. ' r
4:05 until 7:25 Miss Law stood at tho

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