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"-sr 'm''tjmr ?? &ftj$&si& .-"- & She Iteftmgfcm Wtou COMPLETE AFTERNOON EDITIQN Wrth1:30 WaHStrwt WEATHER FORECAST: Rain or Snow (Full Eeport on Pago Two.) ?: WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1917. PRICE ONE: GENT. NUMBER 10,041. f h iV LOCAL POLICE SPREAD NET TO ARREST THAW Detectives. Watch Every Train For Fugitive From A Justice. WILL GIVE HIMSELF UP Millionaire's Lawyer Says His Client Is Now on Way . to New York. Harry Kendall Thaw, charged -with enticing a nineteen-year-old youth from California to New York and beating him with a whip In a room at the Hotel Mc Alpln on Christmas night la being sought Ty the police of Washington today, confidential reports having Indi cated that he had left .Philadelphia' to come to this city. A soon as word reached the police that Thaw may come to Washington, Inspector Grant, of police headquarters, sent detectives to Union Station to watch every Incoming train for Thaw, -who has been Indicted by the New York grand Jury for kidnaping and second degree assault. The police announced that they had not received a formal request from New York to arrest Thaw, but said they would detain the fugitive it he arrived here, until they could communicate with the New York authorities. THAW TO GIVE SELF UP Now on Hl Way to New York, Says vPlttaburgher1 Lawyer. PITTSBURGH. Jan. 10. Harry Kendall Thaw Is now on his way to New York, and -will probably surren der to the authorities of the Empire State, -for trial o,n an Indictment charging that he kidnapped and brut ally whined Frederick Gump, Kansas City youth at the McAlpln Hotel in this city. That was the declaration shortly, af ternoon of Stephen Stone, Thaw's at torney. Tba,w is, now on his way to New , Yorko answer the charges," the Jaw ' yer said - ,..,-' v - Stone gave his information to the United Press. He would not say from Vrherer Thaw is golngto New York but he did declare emphatic ally that Thaw, "has not been In Pittsburgh within forty-eight hours." Thaw's friends here took the atti tude today that New York seeks to presecute him. and that If the fugitive Is apprehended, extradited, and placed on trial, he will make his fight on i those grounds. First Intimation that this may be the keynote of Thaw's defense came today from Roger O'Mara. The for mer detective and guardian of Thaw (Continued on Fourth rase.) WOMEN OPPOSE TRAINING Peace Party Representatives Be fore Senate Committee. Representatives of the Woman's Peace party, appearing before the Senate Military Committee today, op posed any fomr of universal military training, at the same time declaring themselves In favor of physical train ing of all school children. Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead, of Brook line. Mars., said: Tou are acting like a lot of scared children. There is no danger of war. We. are the best prepared nation In tho world." Mrs. Mead referred to Lngland as our ally, pointing out that as long as the Canadian border remains un guarded England's great navy could be depended on to assist in case of an invasion of America by a foreign foe. FIRST TO- SEE PRESIDENT Col. Cheater Harding Discusses Canal Zone With Chief Executive. Col. Chester Harding, former Engi neer Commissioner of the District, and recently named as governor of the Panama Canal Zone, was the first Isltor of the Presidents this after noon. He came to the White Hous at 2:30 o'clock, and discussed with Mr. Wilson matters affecting the government of the zone, and the canal. f Colonel Harding will sail from New York about February 1, for the Isthmus to assume his new position. Other visitors at the White House were- 3 o'clock, R. G. Rhctt, Con gressman Eagle, and Senators Lane and Chamberlain, and Congressman Bell, of Georgia; 3:30 o'clock. Lieut. Gov. O'Neill, of Indiana: 4 o'clock. Senators Shields and Bankhead. and 6 o'clock, Prof. William Llbbey. SHOWS WITNESS DOOR Justice Callahan Orders Man Out After Divorce. Testimony. NEW YORK, Jan. 10. "Do you see that door!" Jueried Justice Calla han in the Queens county supreme rourt of Martin Karllk. who had Just finished testifying with much detail concerning his relations with Mrs. Annie Falnor, who was being sued for absolute divorce by her husband, John Falnor, of Bayslde, L. T "Yes," replied the startled wit ness. "Get out of that door quick as you can -and keep going. Don't you ever come back have, again." Grabbing his hat Karllk made for the door. Tho Justice granted a de cree In favor of Mr. Falnor. COMANCHE INDIANS VISIT WHITE HOUSE Five Redskin Chiefs Divide Spotlight Honors "With "Suff ' Sentinels. Five Commanche Indian chiefs, fresh from the reservations in Okla homa, oume to the White Hous'e this morning, and for half an hour, suc ceeded In having the spotlight which had been turned on the sentinel suf fragists, shifted to them. The Indians came to see Secretary Tumulty on matters affecting legis lative matters now before Congress. They wanted the Secretary to use his influence with the President in having favorable action taken on the bills. The chiefs lined up at the entrance to the grounds, and posed with the suffragists while movie men made yards of films of the combination. LEWIS RENEWS HIS ATTACK ON PHONE Tells House Committee District Pays Five Times as Much As Buffalo. Figures intended to show that Washlngtonians pay five times as much for the use of the telephones as is charged In Buffalo and that utiliza tion of this means of communication is minimized in the National Capital .by the high rate were furnlshed-the House District Committee by Con gressman Lewis today. Mr. Lewis appeared before the com mittee today In -advocacy of his bill providing for Government ownership of the telephone lines in Washington. He made an extended statement today which he will continue when the com tnittee resumes its hearing at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. One-eighth of Cost. In addition to quoting figures showing the cost and use of tele phone service here and' nine other cities. Congressman Lewis stated that an expert manufacturer and con structor of telephones had informed him that the Government could oper ate the telephone system here for one-eighth of what thet'Chesapeake and Potomac Company charges. The expert was further- qnoted as saying that the Chesapeake and Po tomac Company baa facilities for in- f bUIhm T1'rtrt laladliitnaa 4aa StaA "Tt , , .,"" .' - " - trict. whereas there are. caiy-8,0WtTnras- .tK,w5- ""t " Tr i J! .-j-.. - I 'inU 'inlHlants" on the. Job. I in use today, All Skew Interest -i- ,- -All hte members of the committee' manifested considerable; Interest In the table of rates and average num ber of calls a year per telephone read by Mr, Lewis. Beginning with New TorJc. Mr. Lewis said the cost per 100 calls is $ 4.45 and the average number of calls per year Is 961. The figures -for Washington were 4.21 per 100 calls, with 823 as the average number of calls per tele phone In twelve months. For "Brook lyn the figures are J4.21 sfid S75f Bal timore. $3.53 and 553; Philadelphia, S2.21 and'1.456: Chicago. 2 and l.22; Indianapolis. 1.14 and 2.239: Spo kane, 1.08 and 2,169, and Buffalo. SS cents and 2,700. as the average num ber of calls a year. Supports Contention. Mr. Lewis furnished these figures to support his contention that "where you find high rates jou will find low utilization, whereas low rates mean high utilization." He said the low rates in Phlladel phla and Buffalo were due to the presence of Independent companies. Asked If the Buffalo company had not failed, he replied "No. It made a profit greater than the Interest on Govern ment bonds. This did not seem enough for the investors and they sold out to the Bell system." Mr. Lewis said the Chesapeake and (Continued on Third Page.) MARSHALL CASE ENDED Judge Adklns Orders Clerk to Re cord Verdict "Not Guilty." EASTON. Md.. Jan. 10. The adjourn ed term of the November term of the circuit court for Talbot county was con lened jestcrday, principally to take up the case of 'the State against Frank Marshall, charged, together with his wife, with assault with Intent to kill their daughter. Grace .Marshall, b keeping her locked up In a small room f6r years. The case of Mrs. Marshall was tried In November and resulted In her acquittal When the case agalnt her husband was called State's Attorney Butler said . "I tried the case against Mrs. Marshall first, as I believe she was the guilty one. She being acquitted and having no new evidence to produre. I submit the case against Frank Marshall with out further testimon or argument " Judge AdMni then ordered the clerk to record the erdict of "not gulltj." SLAIN BY REJECTED SUITOR As Girl Falls Dead Youth Runs to Barn and Shoots Himself. WICKFORD. R. I., Jan. 10. Miss Pearl Moon, who had discouraged the attentions of Francis Hendrick, Jr.. u-as shot and killed by him after a quarrel at her home In Lafayette, near here, today. Hendrick then ran to s barn and shot himself. Physicians said he could not reroyer. Miss Moon, who was nineteen and the daughter of a mill operative, re cently had told Hendrick that his at tentions, extending over a period of two years, were displeasing. Hendrick went to her home today and demand ed that she return his photograph. As she gave It to him and smiled he placed a shotgun near her htsd and fired. WILSONRDNS GAUNTLET OF 'SUFF GUARDS President Smiles as His Car Passes Through Line of Silent Sentinels. PICKET WHITE HOUSE GATES "Mild Militants" Flount Pen- nants Demanding President Aid Votes for Women. "Silent sentinels," a dozen of them, each bearing yellow banners inscribed "Mr. President, How Lops Must Women Walt?" are pacing back and forth In front of the two Avenue entrances( to the White House grounds today, in' the campaign being waged by the suffragists to force the Presi dent to give a definite) answer to the question asked of him yesterday, when 300 or more of them visited the Chief Executive in the East Room of the Executive Mansion. The twelve women will remain on duty till 8 o'clock tonight Whenever the President leaves the. White House before that hour, he will see one of these sentinels and her blazing ban ner. six At Bach Entrance. At each of the two entrances, six suffragists are located.- They are saying; nothing to ths crowds of curious attracted by their presence. Like the sentry on guard at an army post, they are apparently oblivious to their surroundings. An hour after the time fixed for. their arrival 9 -o'clock the sen tinels reached the Executive Mansion. They made no efforts to get to the White House. They remained on the sidewalks outside the entrance gates. and waited. Every day, Sundays and holidays in cluded, for an indefinite period, the sentinels will guard the entrances to the White House grounds. Watte Hons Officials rnzsled. They will be on duty but eight hours out of each twenty-four, however, and Will be, "relieved at regular Intervals. Every mnute of the time between 10 o'clock in the morning and -6 in the Ls - . v. m. AJt .... thJ fh -White House officials are some what at a. loss as to what shall be done, should the sentinels attempt to carry their campaign even further than the entrance to the grounds. They realize that "they are facing a difficult propo sition. Wilson Sees Banners. The President returned from a game of golf at 10:30 o'clock this morn ing and was driven to the White House through the northwest gate of the Pennsylvania avenue side of the White House grounds. On either side of the .gate stood thre of the silent sentinels. So quick was the move of the Pres idential car off the Avenue into the grounds that the suffragists did not (Continued on Third Page.) BURNED TO DEATH Nurse Unsuccessfully Endeavors to Extinguish Flaming Dress. NEW TOItK. Jan. 10. Alcohol which Mrs. Helen Duntley, a, nurse, was heating on the stove In James Tobin's apartment, at 3692 Broadway, yesterday, blazed up and set her dress afire. With flames streaming from her garments she ran through th din lng room, where her patient. Ellen Tobin, lay on a couch, to Miss Tobin's bed room. She leaped Into bd and tried to smother the flames In the blankets. The bedding caught fire, and dra peries In the dining room. Ignited In the nurse's flight, began to blaze, John J. O'Connor, superintendent of the building, broke down tho door of the apartment and carried Miss Tobln, who is recovering from pneumonia, across the hall, and summoned the firemen. When the blaze had been extin guished Mrs. Duntley was found dead in the bed room She was fifty j ears old. and lived as 53 West 130th street. TO PHONE AROUND WORLD Vice President of Company Says Wireless System Is Planried. BALTIMORE, Jan. 10. Plans for a world-circling wireless telephone sys tern arp already contemplated by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, according 'to N. C. Kings bury, vice president of that orgaoiza tlon, who gave with matter-of-fact gravity a remarkable forecast of the future In an address before the of flclals and employes of the Fidelity Trust Company. "We have a plan for a aeries of coast wireless telephone stations," he announced, "which will handle .mcv sages phoned to them by wire. "And in a few years, I confidently predict, a woman will be able to pick up her telephone receiver here and It will be the same telephone she uses now and call up her husband or friend in London or Paris or Pet- rograd or Peking." CRASHES INTO FREIGHT. EAST MORICHES. L. I.. Jan. 10. When the automobile In which they were riding struck a Long Island freight train at Pine street crossing here todu. James E. Welch, of this village, and Jesse Albln, of Eastport, were thrown out. Welch suffered in juries which probably will cause his death. Albln will recover. DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO CONTROL HOUSE . i Congressman Scully, of New Jersey, Democrat, Is Known to Be Elected.. With Congressman Scully of New Jersey, DemocraOdeflnttely known to be elected, the House next session to day lined up as follows: Democrats, 216; Republicans, 215; Progressives, 2: Socialist, 1; Inde pendent, 1. Of the Progressives, Congressman Schall of Minnesota has llnod Vip with Republicans and is from a Re publican district. Congressman Mar tin of Louisiana, elected as a Pro gressive, but classed in the Congres sional Directory as a Progressive Protectionist, is from a Democratic district and State. ( Meyer London, lone Socialist, usually has been found with the Democrats. Congressman Fuller of Massa chusetts, .Independent, was elected to succeed Congressman Roberts, a rank-and-file Republican. The "dope" is that he would not line himself, up with the faction of the roan he de feated. Taking the dope for what It Is woitb. House o:flcIaIs eatlmat the full vote on a sharp at Democrats, 210: .Republicans, 216. But on most votes party lines are somewhat split, and the House employes now are Democrats. "Fearfully close, with a slight Democratic tinge: but FEARFULLY close," was a Democratic leader's summary. THINK MODEL BED IN "BADGER, GAME" Police Now Working on Theory That She Was Slain Try ing to Blackmail Man. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 10, That Mazle Colbert was murdered wnue trylng to worn tne oau?r buc, the now theory upon which detectives are working today. According to a story now in circu i.ii.. .. mni with several other men, had figured in a .number of uiwauiftu ,...- Victim To Be Qalsscd. t was learned today that Captain nf Detectives Tata had arranged for a vUltfroBva. merchant la.an upstate rilyWfcVu'WIefced't&aTebewrjtae victim Jot one oVmoro of thVpirfohs now said to.-na.ve ngurea prmnmcauj In the mysterious apartment house murder". The'up-State merchant was caiight in a hotel room with a woman .and made' to agree to pay his captors J50. according to the police Information. It Is considered possible that the m-mm -m wu tried at Mazle Col- bert's apartments and, in some man- ncr aa yet unexpiawcu, sbu her death. Police Are Fnsxled. Contradictions and discrepancies In the statements of Msglstrate Harry J. Imber and Marie Collins concern ing the hour at which they last talk ed by telephone with Mazle Colbert on the day she Is known to have been slain, puzzled the police and caused the detectives working on the case to renew investigations along certain lines. After Henry J. Bass, salesman in a haberdashery, had declared positive ly tum 'artmr-A Weslev Lewis, the suicide suspect, entered the store at iw:iu qciock on mo mviiuut " cember 29, both the woman and the man changed the hour when they talked with the model by telephone to an earlier one. After examing a photograph of the supposed Injuries on Lewis' left hand, regarded by the detectives aa evl dence that Jtazie Colbert had bitten him in a desperate fight for life, two prominent Philadelphia dentists said that the wounds had not been made apparently by teeth. Both the cuts might have been made after death. No One Saw Body. It was recalled that following the suicide of Lewis in Atlantic City, th? police of that city refused positively to allow newspaper men to view the body. Coroner Knight today announced that he was not satisfied with the theory that Lewis was the murderer, and raid he would stand an Investiga tion of his own. SAYS LEWIS WASN'T MAN Witness to Slayer's Leap Denies It Was Pittsburgher. CLEVELAND. Jan 10. B. C. Brown, a traveling salesman, who was passing the Wilton apartments. In Philadelphia, at the time the mur derer of Mazle Colbert leaped from her apartment window, said posi tively today that Bernard W. Lewis was not the man he saw leaving the Wilton. Brown had been shown pictures of Lewis and had been given a full de scription of Lewis by one of the lat tcr's personal friends. "That man I saw leaving the Wil ton was not Lewis." said Brown. "He was probably thlrty-Avo or forty years old, had a full rather stout face and would weigh about 190 pounds. I am sure It was not Lewls." Brown said he saw the same man the next day on a Philadelphia to Washington train, and heard him called by name. GUILTY IN 'AIR BUBBLE' CASE, OLNEY. 111.. Jan. 10. Tho Jury, In' the case of Hoy Hlnterllter, charged with ih "air hubble" murder of Elizabeth Ratcllffe, returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter early today after twelve hours' deliberation. LEAK PROBERS TO MAKE FINAL VERDICT TODAY Question of Investigation By Select Committee and Law son Contempt Up. STILL IN DARK ON FACTS' Number of Witnesses Exam ined Without Reaching Anything Definite. AfteY examining witnesses of every character, from R. W. Boiling, brother-in-law of the President, to Govern ment employes through whose bands the peace note passed, the House Rules Committee today found Itself no nearer to any definite information regarding the alleged leak to Wall Street on the message. Mr. Soiling, who Is a member of, a local brokerage firm, entered an In dignant denial of any advance knowl edge ot the note, and, like Secretary Tumulty, demanded an apology from Congressman Wood for dragging" his name into the matter. To Vote Today. After practically completing the preliminary inquiry, the committer will meet at 4 o'clock this afternoon to vote on whether there shall be a general investigation ot tne aiiegea leak scandal and whether the motions pending to cite Thomas W. Lawson for contempt shall be reported to the House. indications this afternoon were that the committee will order a supple mentary investigation, confining it probably to an. attempt to get from Thomas W. Lawson. in fulOUmerit of his promise, the name of a Cabinet of ficer and a banker, alleged to have been Involved In the leak. Should Mr. Lawson furnish these names the Inquiry might take up broader range; should he fall, the leak Inquiry probably would 'come to aa Abrupt end. Attaches of the Government Prlnf lng,Office, where the peace note was set In type, testified to thepractical impossibility of ifak there. -" ' y-"'iyivliai?TIV' -or- Various-.newspaper men were sum moned, and all 'denied volitmg the confidential "tip" given them by Sec retary Lansing.' The committee telegraphed to C. W. BarrOtf. bf the Wall Street Journal and the .Dow-Jones Cotnpany. but afterward decided to subpoena him, ordering him to bring his ticker rec ords with him. An interesting phase of today's tes tlmany was to contradictlop of Sec retary Lansing by A. M. Jamleson, a reporter. Jamieson. who represents the Cen tral News of America, declared Lans ings as he remembered It, had ex plained his action in warning against printing "garbled reports" of the note, as being because it might "Injurious ly affect the market." Several Conversations. -Mr. .Campbell asked Mr. Boiling, when he took the stand. If he. would tell the committee about the con versation he had with F. A. Connolly, when he first talked of entering the brokerage firm of that name. 'Mr. Boiling said he had had several casual conversations with Connolly about going Into the firm, the first in March, 1B16. A conversation was held In August, he said, and In October he entered the firm. t "You are the Presidents brother-ln-law-r' asked Mr. Campbell. "Tea." "Did you ever receive any advance Information about the President's (Continued on Second Page.) POWDErTPUFF HIS LEGACY New Yorker Gets Unusual Token According to. Terms of Will. NEW YORK. Jan. 10. It li safe to assume that when the executors of the estate of Mrs. Isa M. Tike ..H..J r.f-inMv TT Mnnrliead. 255 West Ninety-second street, that he had. been rememberea in .nrs. i mr will his heart leaped with a thrill. Mrs. Pike's will was filed in the Surrogate's court yesterday. To Mr. Moorhead she had bequeathed the fol lowing items, to wit: One powder pufT. A silver hand mirror A cut glass perfume bottle Mrs. Pike died In San Francisco on September 21 last, and her estate amounta to about 1.000. She left her .Pomeranian dog. Teedie, to her cousin. Mrs. Florence Conkey of Hartford, Conn. 6h directed her executors to Institute a number of suits against several persons with whom she had business dealings. EGG PRICES TUMBLE Freshly Laid Variety Wholesale To day at 46" Cents a Dozen. The price of all eggs has dropped from 5 to 10 cents a dozen. Strictly fresh country eggs were wholesaled at IS cents a dozen this morning. Cold storage eggs may be boueht for 37 cent. Within the nek, it Ik believed that the nrice of eggs will further ne- crease, one dealer stating that the best eggs at 33 cents a dozen by Saturday would not surprise him greatly. The sudden drop In price Is attrl buted to the fact that the pullets, or hens hatched last spring, are Just beginning to lay. NAMES THREE NEW , WHITE HOUSE AIDES War Department Also Orders Officers to Assist Colonel Harts. The War Department today ordered three army officers to Washington to serve aa assistanU to Col. W W. Harts, engineer officer in charge of public buildings and grounds, and for duty1 as White House aides. The of ficers are: Capt, Edward N. Woodbury, Coast Artillery Corps, now stationed at Fort Andrews, Mass. Capt. George B. Conly, Cavalry, now stationed at Calexico, Cal. First Lieut Robert H. Fletcher, jr.. Sixth Infantry, stationed at Colum bus, N. M. The three officers will succeed Lieutenants Balrd and Watson, now stationed here, and another officer not yet designated. CLERKS FEAR FOR FATE OF PAY BOOST Senate Democratic Caucus Pledged to Rigid Econo- - my, Is Report. ' Leaders of the movement for an In crease of pay for Federal clerks and other employes of the Government were much stirred up today over re ports that the Senate Democratic cau cus at Its. recent meeting passed a resolution which would bind the cau cus to oppose the .proposed, increases. The. Democratic caucus' passed a general resolution presented by Sen ator Hoke Smith putting- the caucus on record to the effect that it would support the Appropriations Commit tee la whatever course it took for practical economy in Government ex penditures. ..While the subiect of increase in the pay of clerks and other employes of the Government was not specancai ly mentioned fn the resolution, it was evident today that some Senators be lieved it was open to the construc tion of opposing higher salaries. ' SHOWS AMAZING VITALITY Buffalo BUI, Supposedly on Dwth J&4X RalllM. DENVER; Col, Jan. lftThe'Tltal. ,a&own sy-joi.yrnrtswe vwi uSate.'BiUKisaft by"Ma staystetaa td be dyinr last nlabU.was a source of asiaxemeatjto .his. medical attendant and. members st the family at the bedside. f 'According to JDr J. H. East, who has been in constant attendance, the noted 4 scout gained. strength during tire day, although the heart action was very weak and digestive func tions had ceased. Early last night it was said he had beea sleeping quietly for two hours. Colonel Cody was breathing- spas modically. Dr. East said, which was considered a grave aympton. At in tervals during the day when the pa tient rallied from the effects of medi cines, the physician said, he was ir rational. AUTO GOES HUNTING Truck Started by Urchins Uncere- ,monltusly .Crashes Into .Store. NEWl YORK, 'Jan. 10v When a group of small boys, fooling with. the mechanism of an American Express Company auto which stood In front of 2 West Sixty seventh street -last -evening, succeeded in releasing the brakes, the car started down crade toward West End avenue. Gathering momentum the auto crossed to the opposite side of the street, se lecting the bird store of Philip Dltt rnar aa its objective point, climbed the sidewalk and crash! Mr. DIttroars plate glass window was reduced to .fragments, a dozen birdcages containing canaries were thrown to the floor and, a large aquarium of goldfish was shattered. The fish flopped about In the window and then on the sidewalk. The cana ries sent out calls for .rescue and a rrnivH rnllrcted. It collected fish. Oscar Slegmund arrived fifteen min utes later to claim his auto. WILL DISCUSS DRY BILL W. O. T. U. Will Consider Its Ef fects In District. The effect of prohibition In the Dis trict will be the chief topic of discus sion at the quarterly convention ot the Woman's Christian Temperance Union to be held tomorrow in Kellar Memorial Church. Ninth and Maryland avenue. The morning session which will be de voted mainly to reports will begin at 10 o'clock, with Mrs. Emma Sanford Shelton, president of the local chapter, presiding. After reports of the officers and committees a plea for official or gans will be made by Mrs. William GIbb, after which the meeting will adjourn for lunch. An address by Miss Anna A. Gordon, national president of the organization, will feature the afternoon session, be ginning at 1:30. Mrs. Theodore T. Moore, vice president of the local chap ter, will be the presiding officer. Sev eral other reports and addresses are to be made during the afternoon session. A musical program will be presented dur ing both sessions. GARFIELD JEWELS STOLEN Home of Slain President's Son Robbed of $10,000 Gems. CLEVELAND, Jan. 10. James R. Garfield, mtmber of President Roose velt's Cabinet and son of a former President, reported to the police to day that his home in Mentor, a su burb of this city, tisd been robbed ot $10,000 In Jewels. .Mr. Garfield says the Jewels disappeared during the absence of the family between Decem ber 1 and December 20. D.C. COMMITTEE TO ACT AT ONCE ON "DRY" BILL Matter To Be Taken Up By House Body a$;Soon as Lewie Hearings End. CHANCES FAVOR PASSAGE Rules Board Rwfcfy to Foro Vote If Effort Is Mitfe to Kill Plan, Chances in the House of Reprea sentatlves today were, all is favor of the passage at this "session of the Sheppard prohibition bill for the Dis trict of Columbia. The prohibition bill cane over to the House- today and was referred during- the afternoon to the House District Committee. It was authoritatively learned that the bill will be takes up by, that committee as sooa as the aearlax on the Lewis telephone- blit arercea cluded. May Feree Vet. It the District Committee attempts to kill the bill or makes aa adverse report thereon the Rales Commit tee Is said to. be ready to give the bill such a position la the House that a vote will, be forced anyway. As official ot the AaU-Saleoa League said today that the proWW tlonist element waa confident of a majority of two orthree.votes at least In the Rules Committee for a special rule to force a vote '.on District bto taibltios. It waa apparent todayihowerer. that the .District Committee will briar the bill in and either with or without the aid ot the Rules Committee,, bring aboqt, action in. tie" House. Siege Appawat. For some time Kaas'beea apparent thatjijte.yepresetatfres of the- AsU Saloon ,Lague are. sreparlsr ta -lay siege-at tbe-doors of the-Rle Com mittee. Somehow the impress- ,.. ceadtfaHaf1yCisaHt dee sot- revateaJdXjM Ah This is partly do, to the feet that there- has beta pendhjs" 'before ta House District-Committee for sots weeks ths Barklty bill; -lati odueed br Congressman Berkley-- of Xeatueky, which is substantially .the same aa the Senate measure. ' ' No Action- Oa HflL ' The House District Committee lias not acted on the Barkley bill. For that reason the prohibition element assumes apparently that vIt will not rush. Into consideration of-the Senate MIL The -.position of members of the Rules Committee is problematical. It is said the vote (a committee for mak ing the Sheppard bill privileged will be quite close. One vote may decide the question -as to whether a special rule is to be reported. Ckatrsaaa Henry Oa Veaee. Chairman Henry is understood to be one of the Rules Committee mem bers "on the fenced At home (In Texas) Mr, Henry is a local optlonist, and has frankly said so. If he ex tends his local option beliefs to the District, ho probably would be against summary passage of a prohi bition measure, or at least demand 'the referendum measure in the House. Rew la Prospect. A committee row is Ja prospect if the Rules Committee should attempt to take- away from thVDlstrict Com- mlttee Jurisdiction nrr- thnjiaJflV. tlon bill. t-- The Rules Committee Is a body of eleven members: the District Com mittee has twenty-one members, and a motion to discharge the latter com mittee from consideration of the Sheppard bill would com from a body about half the sse of the Dis trict Committee. Only One Little Pelat. That Is Just one ot the little points that may cause friction when the prohibition fight gets under way ia the lower body. However, the Rules Committee, un des the rules and practices ot the House, Is all powerful when It comes to the report of special rules. Oc casionally a special rule may be de feated by the House Itself, but there is little doubt anywhere that If the Sheppard bill is brought before tho House under rule or otherwise it will paaa the lower .body. The prohibitionist plan et campaign probably, will call for an appeal first to the District Committee to report out quickly the Sheppard bllL If the District Committee doe not show signs of getting busy it Is known that the Anti-Saloon League agent will Immediately begin to demand a special rule .from the Committee on Rules. Member f CeasaUtte. Here are the members of the RuliS Committee, who. according to all In dications, soon will have to bear the brunt of the prohibition battle la t,he lower chamber: Robert L. Henry, of Texas, ehalr man. Edward W. rou, of North Carolina. Finis J. Garrett, ot Tennessee. Martin D. Poster, of Illinois. Jamee C. Cantrill, of Kentucky. Pat Harrison, ot Mississippi. Thomas G. Patten, of New York. Philip P- Campbell, of Kansas. Irvine L. Lenroot, of Wisconsin. William S. Bennet. of New York. Burnett M. Chlperfleld. of Illinois, The first seven are Demoaratsi t4 four latter Republicans. m H n 4 'T I 1 ? 1 3 t 1 j . tj&- IpS&kA. . .-.