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Pro-Trust, Pro-Cerman.
A Kaiser Postscript.
Tumulty for Senator.
Dogs or Sheep Which?
i
John Sharp Williams told the
story when-he said yesterday in
the Senate, "The German game
now is muckraking the Adminis
tration." The best friends of Germanv in
this country are men that attack
those in charge of the war.
The most welcome reading mat
ter in Germany is such articles as
Theodore Roosevelt writes, an-noup-'ttff
vast Ehipments of
coffins to our soldiers in Europe,
and no shipments of arms or am
munition to protect the soldiers
from landing in the coffins.
What is the meaning of the Re
publican howl for a new war man
agement, three new men to be
named by the President the three
to take charge of the war?
If, as Pro-Trust Republicans
and Pro-German Democrats say,
the President was unable to name
ONE man fit to work under him
In the War Department, how
coma he be expected to name
THREE?
Is it Just possible that the Re
publicans hope that they might
ret ONE of their own kind out of
three!
A German father lost his fifth
and last son in the war. The
Kaiser wrote a pretty note saying
that the father must have been de
lighted to contribute so many sons
to such an admirable cause.
A postscript to that letter might
hare read:
"P. S. My six Hohenzollem 6ons
are doing well. Not a scratch on
one of them. They have made me
several times a grandfather each
year since the war started. There
fore, cheer up."
"Wilson takes Over fuel oil."
There's a shiver down the spine,
and a tremble in the solar plexus
of certain good old-fashioned
statesmen when they read that.
What! Manufacturers and dis
tributers of oil to be controlled by
the people of the United States
instead of beiri? controlled by the
kind-hearted gentleman that used
to begin his letters "My dear
Senator" and wind up "Find draft
enclosed."
With such provocation as this,
what noble hearted statesman will
now get up under the dome of the
Capitol, and find fresh reasons
for curtailing the President's
power?
The State of New York has two
hundred and eighty-two thousand
two hundred and forty-three dogs,
according to tho latest census,
Which skips a good many dogs.
The time State has about four
hundred thousand sheep.
It used to iave mora than, four
million sheen, and fewer dos.
Dogs enjoy chasing and killing
sheep. Fanners stop sheep-raising
because they can't afford to
raise sheep to amuse dogs.
No desire to injure the feelings
of dORdom, but
Wouldn't it be reasonable to re
duce the number of dogs to about
forty thousand, and increase the
number of sheep for the feeding
and clothing of the population to
about ten million?
Joseph P. Tumulty is mentioned
in the Washington Post amonir the
few men that New Jersey would
like to see in place of the late Sen
ator Hughes.
Tumulty would REPRESENT
THE STATE OF NEW JER
SEY He would endeavor to
modify New Jersey's government
by railroads and the public serv
ice corporation.
He would sit in the Senate rep
resenting New Jersey citizens that
try to make the farms and small
businesses of the State show a
profit, not representing only cor
porations that farm and exploit
the citizens of the State.
However, it is not likely that
Tumulty would consider giving up
work that he is doing for the
President, and therefore for all
the people of the country, even
to undertake a dignified "job in
the Senate just now.
Senator Hitchcock sajs that
President WHSon does not know
the actual situation In I he mili
tary forces. Oh, Indeed? Are
these fair questions, Senator
Hitchcock?
What do YOU know about the
situation?
And how did YOU know that the
President does not know?
Do jou live inside the Presi
dent's head? Or has he told you
perhaps that he does not know?
Theodore Roosevelt says the
Government has ordered too many
coffins.
Senator Hitchcock says the Gov
ernment has ordered too many
pairs of shoes. He says that
twenty-one million pairs of shoes
have been contracted for, "too
many for three hundred thousand
men"
Take your choice.
Concerning the coffins, if there
are too many of these they can
be sold at a good profit in Ger
many after our flying machines
start work.
As for the twenty-one million
pairs of shoes, a million and a
half of men marching for the
Government will wear out many
shoes and if any are left over
there will b no trouble selling
the surplus to citizens of the
United States especially as these
shoes were bought at a fair price,
sot oa tho usual basis of graft
WEATHER:
FAIR, COLD
TODAY
AND
TOMORROW
i ' imp -, in jit y. ,, --
NUMBER 10.430.
$7,500
R. I!. OWNERS
OF
ATTEMPT!
A. B. Garretson Tells Federal
Wage Board to "Go to New
York to Four Banks" to
Find Those Responsible.
Amazing charges that the rail
roads are trying to defeat Govern
ment operation and render imprac
ticable the eight-hour law by de
liberately increasing delays and
operating costs were made before
the Federal wage board by A. B.
Garretson, representing the conduc
tors' brotherhood, today.
"We believe the word has gone
down the line," he said, "to cause
all possible overtime."
That the great rail tie-ups may
be a part of the general program
of inefficiency and delay was hinted
by Garretson.
Engine Aliened to rreeae.
Great engines, for the first time In
history. have been allowed to freete
while standing and train dispatchers
suddenly have become train delayers
to add to the confusion. Whole sys
tems arc suddenly breaking down, he
said.
Train crews, he said, had been held
on side IrackB to Increase overtime.
And In looking for those respons
ible, he said, "I would go to New
fork to four banks."
'Leo Also Hake Charge
Hall road, owners do not want Jie
operation -of thefrSilwaysTSy" tne'Gov
ernment made a success, W. T. Lee,
president o'f the Brotherhood of Rill
road Trainmen told the board.
"X hope you will excuse roe," Mr.
Lee said, "for being auspicious, but I
have been dealing: with these gentle
men for halt a century.
Thy do not want tho Government
to make a Success of Its operation of
the railroads. I can back up the
statement that experienced railroad
men are not permitted to perfotm
their duties as their experience would
dictate. They know that If the Gov
ernment makes a success of rallroud
operations that they will never be
handed back. Do you think the public
will let them go back? That's why 1
want to see the Government make a
success of It."
nail Officer r reseat.
-- U. Garretson of the Conductors'
Brotherhood and Sir. Lee, representing
the trainmen, appeared before thei
commission this morning wltli some!
aODrehensInn a U ftld rtitft,f nf'
tho hearing when htyo saw railroad
men other than employes present. Mr.
Garretson informed tho commission
that the appearance of these men was
In exact contravention of the four
brotherhoods' understanding with Mr.
McAdoo.
"We were assured," Mr. Garretson
said, "that the railroad owners or
their representatives would not par
ticipate. We were assured thero was
no other side but ours except the
Government's. We have abandoned
our ordinary method of procedure at
hearings because of the assurances we
received. We do nit Intend to deal
with a second set of employers; wc do
not intend to disarm ourselves.
Secretary Lane endeavored to reas
sure Mr. Gnrritson had explained that
the railroads were not participating
In the hearing but that Individuals
had been invited by the commission
to give what facts they had that
would be of value, together wltth the
facts presented by the brothenioods.
beeklng Information.
"We are seeking from you." Mr.
Lane declared, "information that will
aid us In arriving at a Just derision In
the matter of wanes. There Is no
controversy. Thin Is not. however,
an ex parte proceeding We feel that
we need Information from various
sourceb."
Commivsioner Covington Interject
ed, and said that the men whose
presence the brotherhood objected to
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ACCUSED
HINDER GOVT
YESTERDAY
GAINED
17,266 Lines of Advertising (62 Cols.)
Over the Corresponding Day (Feb. 5) Last Year.
EDGAR D. SHAW.
Publtihtr.
tiura was nuuuuii tziuiKa)
IN DIAMONDS FOUND IN SEWER
SCHOOLS CLOSED
UNTIL NEXT
MONDAY
The public schools will remain
closed until neit Monday, be
cause of the serious coal situa
tion. This decision was reached to
day at a conference attended by
Commlssloner Brownlow, Ernest
L. Thurston, superintendent of
schools, and George E. Hamilton,
acting president of the Board of
Education.
Many buildings are entirely
without fuel today. Others have
only enough cool to protect pipes
for a few more days. The schools
have already been closed a week.
Mrs Woodrow Wilson, wife of the
President, today launched an Inter
national movement to throw about
the fighters In Europe and their
mothers, sisters, and daughters, the
highest moral influence.
Speaking for tho "mothers of
America," Mrs. Wilson, dispatched the
message. Jointly signed by Mrs. Anna
Howard Shaw, chairman of the Na
tional Defense Council Women's Com
mittee, to all American embassies
abroad.
Message In Full.
The message follows:
"To the women of the allied na
tions of the world.
"Dear Friends The unparalled
struggle for democracy and perma
nent peace which binds our nations
in 9o-piraHvr service Is ehsred'by
men and women alike. In the yearn
ing of the mother heart of the world
for the highest moral and spiritual
Welfare of children tbere Is a deeper
and more subtle a bond which makes
all women akin.
"Out of the mutual agony and love
of the mothers of America this mes
sage was sent to the allied mo'li-m of
Europe, pledging our Interest and nui
cooperation In the protection of our
sons and daughters In this time of
temptation and danger.
Mothers Are Proud.
In all our countries mothers arc
willing and proud to give their sons
to defend tho Ideal which underlie
this supreme sacrifice which their
Government demands of them and to
accept with fortitude and calmness
their deaths. Dut they shrink from
the greater sorrow which comes from
the lack of moral fiber which Tobs
them of health and manly vigor.
"It Is no wonder that their hearts
fall them when they realize the temp
tations which beset their sons, re
movod from home and family ties,
living the unnatural life of the camp
exposed to the excitement and fierce
passions of conflict; all of which Im
pair their powers to resist tempta
tion that under happier and more
healthful circumstances would easily
be conquered.
True of Daughters.
"The same Is true of our daughteis
who are fled out of the home Into
world service with the glamor of vat
and emotional phases of society
whleh war tends to tosUr, and which
lead to the breaking down of restraint
that has hitherto been their safe
guard. "These abnormal condition place
upon all women tremendous re.ponsl
blllty and urge the closest union in
an effort to consere the moral forces
of society, to protect our joung men
and women that they may be kept
pure and chivalrous, so that after the
conflict Is ended we may look with
hope to tl'e future home life of our
peoples for that health of body und
mind, that purity and nobility of indl
i-ldual character, and tliMt l iKliti olie
ness in government which alone can
Insure permanent peace and pros
perity to any nation.
Must Kot Fall.
"If we f nf 1 In t til- then line nitr
struggle and sacrifices been in aln
and luture gu.ierntlonM will rlglitly
rharge. the women of our time with
failure to meet the great respon
sibility which must uIuhj.i lest with
the mothers of the race
P--lV,'-lll- ' --
"EDITH BOLLING WILSON',
"NXA HOWARD SHAW.
"Chairman of the women's committee
of the National Council of Defense."
PLEA TO ALLIED
WOINFROM
MRS. WILSON
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY
BIG STRKE
IN GERMANY
HELD TO BE
E
Failure to Get Word to Social
ists in Austria-Hungary to
Call Walkout One Reason ftr
Failure.
GENEVA, Feb. S. Ger
man strikers threw a bomb
against tho imperial palace
in Berlin, according to dis
patches received from that
city today by the Journal De
Geneve. No details were
given.
By JAX Brtt.VA.
Written VoT the United Press.
THE HAGUE, Feb. 5. Germany's
first political strike was waning to
day. It reached highest point of demor
alization of German Industry last Fri
day, according to very reliable In
formation received here. On that date
10 per cent of aUJworkers In war
manufactories war out.
The future effect of the strike Is
problematical. It Is certain, however,
that the tie-up has created intense
bitterness between the laboring class
es and the so-called "middle class" In
Germany. The strikers' demands for
food were received with Indignation
by other classes. Everybody knows
In Germany the laborer's rations are
much better than those 'which the
middle class salaried man can afford.
The food In factories cannot be
bought by the nlan of average means.
His salary has not Increased' any
where near the rate that of the
workers ha advanced.
Center In Berlin.
From carefully complied informa
tion reaching here, the main centers
of the strike were Berlin and Ham
burg. The percentage of workers
out was much higher than In ElUsIa
and .Saxony. Most employes were
working In the Rhlneland surround
ing Saarbrucken. Only part of the
miners were out. No Important en
gagers' organisations joined the
movement.
From authoritative reports It was
learned the Independent Socialists of
the central empires had Intended to
strike slmultaneouly In Austria and
In Germany under a sort of I. W. W.
leadership. But the careful tele
graphic censorship of Austria pre
vented dispatch of a password.
From the explanation of the Social
Democratic party and trades union
leaders, the German strike broke out
spontaneously.
Probably this means that the
leaders abandoned the Idea of a Joint
Austro German strike after failure of
the Austrian strike. It appeared
they desired to ani.lt a more favor
able moment.
IVw Kxreaies Reported.
But when the "spontaneous out
break" did come, the adherents of
Philip Pchrldcmann, majority Co
clallst leader, feared that the minority
Socialist part), under Dr. Haase,
which was supporting the strike,
might gain too strong a hold on the
workers, fcheldemann and his as
soclalee, therefore, openly Joined In
the strike. They shared a part of the
responsibility and Feheldemann him
self undertook leadership. From all
the mass of rumors -and reports re
ceived here. It appear there were
very few excesses. Lighting nnd
heating throughout the city was tin
affected Gas workers nnd clectri
clans did not Join the strike.
Prominent Germans here doubt that
any collaboration will continue be.
tween the Socialists adherents of
Hnase H well as Hcheldemann -and
the Government Liberals and Central
part j members h'neefurth
One .hlng the strike emphasizes Is
that, though the food situation In
Germany Is not as bad as last year,
the hardships of constant food eron
omy are In the long run beginning to
work heavily on the public.
Kffret of I'eare Talk.
As to the Injection of peace de
mandi Into tho strike the Impression
Is prevailing In Germany that the
annexationists are Influencing the
conduct of negotiations at IIret
Lllovsk. Socialists In the empire are
convinced the German delegates
would have been more successful If
they had given the Impression that
Germany was serious wli n she said
she was willing to permit self-determination
nf the Pole, Lithuanians,
Letts, and peoples of other flaltic
provinces. Foreign Minister Kuehl
mann's explanations before tho main
committee may have satisfied the So
cialist members of the Helchstng -but
they did not convince the work
ers of Germany whose mistrust was
strengthened by General Hoffman's
speeches
Though the German people have an
Impression that Ilolshevlkl Minister
Trotsky Is dlshoneFt, they believe hi
Influence at Urest-I.ltovsk would
"have been much less If the central
powers had clearly shown they really
wanted a decent peace.
1
WAN
EVENING, FEBRUARY 51918. IQemt
WADS WOR TH CHARGES LACK
OF FORESIGHT MENACES U. 5.;
FLOOD UPHOLDS WAR MOVES
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Wadsworth
"Lack of vision" has stalled Amer'
lta's war engine. Senator Wadsworth
charged in the Senate today, "and
a greater breakdown than the one
from which we are now suffering
threatens unless some directing
agency Is created."
Firing the second volley, designed
to rake the war administration of
Secretary Baker, Senator Wadsworth
declared that "blindness" found thl
country "pathetic In lta unprepared
ness" at the opening of the war.
Since then, he added, "this great
American giant (the war machine)
was been stumbling and groping, ex
erting hit tremendous strength, with
out always knowing what he was
doing or where he was going."
Deplores Situation.
Mr. Wadsworth deplored the ship
ping situation and declared the trans-1
portatlon facilities were hopelessly
Jammed and congested. Condition
today he said, "are glaring results
of the lack of centralized directing
authority."
Pointing out that the Government
did practically nothing during the
year preceding the entrance of United
States into the war to prepare for
the Inevitable. Wadsworth declared
"we were so blind as to permit one
of out1 Government rllle factories -to
operate much below Us capacity atl
tbiwgh-tBe year 101 6,-ani-otMrTac-torles
to cease' altogether making
rifles during that period."
"The conditions of the two factor
ies is but one example of our ne
glect," he declared. "In the broader
field of Industrial preparation, little.
If anything, of an effective natur
was done.
nave Learned Lesson.
"As we look back now. we have
learned. I hope, a great lesson a
lesson learned at the expense of
many lives and millions of dollars
We have learned that our failure to
see beyond tho end of our notes has
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TRAFSISED
CLTUIIBRLAND. Md., Feb. .-The
Baltimore and Ohio railroad has been
unable to turn a freight wheel since
last night, ami the passenger train
condition nie little better. The
Western Maryland Is also suffering
from a complete freight tie-up due
to the coldent weather this winter.
In addition, the Baltimore ond Ohio
has been confronted by three wrecks,
one at Salisbury Junction, Pa., on the
Pittsburgh division, one at Martins
burg. W. Va , and tho third near Ter
ra Alta, W Vh.
Prom the explomon of the boiler
of the engine li awing passenger
train No. -in. Wilton A. Burns, aged
thirty-one, fireman, thin city, was
scalded to death
All the mine In S-'omerct and
Moyordale fields rcnmlu snowbound,
tho drifts on front of soino of the
mine openings being twenty-five feet
deep
President Daniel Wtllard Is on tho
ground observing the work of the
snow plov
At noon today It ! one below zero
T.L
ST LOUIS. Mo. neb 5 Hlotlng in
creased today when the street car
company attempted to operate only
ninety cars Car windows were
smashed, trolley wires cut and at
lemiitH made by strikers and sympa
thisers to derail inrn.
A mob attacked a W-llston car
manned bj police Stones were
hurled through windows Police
charged the mob and arretted Ave.
About 300 mited Hallwns shop em
ploes strui-k toila in svmpathy with
the 2.S1IJ striking motormen and com
ductury. All union In St Louts
adopted a resolution pledging support
to the strikers.
AMERICA
WAR m
BY THREE WRECKS
AND BITTER COLD
ATTEMPTTORUN
CARS IN S
I
INCITES RIOTING
Hiffh Spots From
Both Speeches
"In a word, we found the ma
chinery slow lad creaking and In
some important Instance the en
gine stalled."
"We haye learned that our fail
ure to see beyond the end of tror
noses has prolonged this ghastly
war."'
"In some places, locomotive
boilers and great piles of mils
have been dumped out upon the
ground and 11 rusting."
"1 Insist that this painful Situ
ation hag resulted from an utter
lack of planning a lak Of wis
dom." SENATOR WADSWORTH.
"The United States wilt furnish
more men and mesas than was
expected of us, Iri a fsr snorter
time than had been the fondest
hop of our own people er the
nations with whleh we ere ueo
elated In this war."
"The allies sre very much
pleased with our work."
"In no instance has th Depart
mem of State fallen down."
CONOnESSJIAtf FLOOD.
David Lawrence
Says:
"InoHtithreiMM for in-
Xonnatiea job jIielNft off
the Snvte can oaly M
satisfied by opung to
the public all the trans
actions of the Inter-AlUed
War Council in Paris."
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
(CBprrUBt, 1WJ, y New Terlt Evealag Tmt
cempany.)
Senator Hitchcock's declaration
that Secretary Baker "6xreeratl
wildly" when he laid" more than a
million men would b ready for
transport to France this year, went
unanswered today, chiefly beeausa
to advise the Nebraska Senate
publicly of the details 6f America'!
shipping program would b to ad
vise the German general staff. And
if the Senator had inquired con
fidentially he would hAve been given
the facts and been spared the neces
sity of making a public speech that
tends to undermine public con
fidence in the Governshent, which is
exactly what the German propa
gandist would" like to see accom
plished. Senate Too Inqulsitite.
Indeed, things are getting to the
point where the Indulsltlteness for
Information on the part of the Sen
ate can only be satlsried by opening
to the public all the transactions of
the Inter-Allied War Council In Paris.
That is whero the question of ships
has been discussed for several weeks,
nnd that Is where provision Is made
for tonnage to carry the American
army abroad. Senator Hitchcock says
President Wilson doesn't know the
true situation, and that Secretary
llaker is likewise uninformed and
makes his main statement on the
basis of shipping available In the
United States Hut It has lopg been
in open secret that tho United States
army is not going to be transported
only In American ships
Just after Oen. Tasker II. Bliss. Chief
of Staff of the United States army, re
turned from the Paris war council he
outlined to me In conversation prac
tically the program later revealed
In the Secretary of War" address to
the Senate Military Affairs Committee,
but, of course. It could not be printed
at the time. My first question, how
ever, was: "Where are we going to
get the ships?"
Allies t Furnish Ships.
"We have the men, and the allies
must furnish the tonnage," was his
reply "We must pool our resources,
export less nonessentials, perhaps, but
those are matters the Inter allied coun
cil is now working out. We will get
the men over. There must be pinch
ing of belts abroad but I am assured
that we can scrape together the ton
lago to do the Job."
Secretary Daniels has authorized
the statement now that toanSge suffi
cient to carry out Secretary Baker's
program will be available, but he did
not go Into detal's. Again It is A
question of taking the word of and
having faith In the executive branch
of tho Government- Senator Hitch
cork would givo the Impression that
the War Department has been pro
ceeding blindly without consideration
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Wall Strict Tikis. ntc "IX&V01-9'-
"OOR ALLIES
D!
11
Flood
CBatrmtn Flood 5f the House For
eign Affairs Committee today Opened
up new channels of war work dis
cussion with a laudatory speech on
the subject of Secretary of Stato
Lansing and his department work.
Diverting attention for the moment
from Secretary of War Baker, Mr.
Flood 'declared 'that "th Impress of
the mind, character, and diligence of
Mr. Lansing will be left upon the
far-reaching measures Under bis con
sideration as an International leader:
and will add to the advancement of
the causa of humanity and to the
prosperity, glorr and honor of th
republic."
Allies Are Pleases.
"The United States will furnish
more men and means than was ex
pected of us, in a Jar shorter time
than had been the fondest hope of
our own people or the nations with
which we ere associated in this war,"
Flood declared.
The allies, he said, "are very much
Dleaied with our work. The entente
have obtained eomjllete co-ordination
and co-operation as the result of the
exchange of diplomatic "missions by
thl several countries."
'In bo Instance his thaixpertment
of BUte 'fallen down," fie aia. "-
eTery.f-SwtuaUon the Uepsftmeot
or state has measured up fully to
ta- necessities, of IB 6ccj!ot
Vi it Wei stiisleajs.
"Uhder the direction of the Depart'
meat of state the war mission headed
by Colonel ttouse went td England
and France, to complete the work be
gun by the special diplomatic and
war missions which came to this
country, and It succeeded In bringing
into the war America's full strength
military, naval, financial, and eco
nomic. 'The discussions in Europe, as did
those which took place In this coun
try, led to a thorough and complete
understanding of precisely what tba
allies needed from this country and
exactly what this country conld fur
nish, with the equally Important de
cisions as to how and when they
could be furnished, and Under the able
and efficient Secretaries of the Army.
Nary, and Treasury, we will furnish
them.
Turning to rumors of disagreements
with Japan, Mr. Flood said:
"The visit of the Japanese mission
to this country removed causes of
friction between the two countries
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
;T
E
Protests against the Borland
amendment to the agricultural appro
priation bill, lengthening the work
ing day for Government clerks and
employes, began to reach Congress
today.
Senator Jones of Washington pre
sented one from the Federal Em
ployes' Union of Tacoma, Wash.
This organisation not only wires
a strong protest against the amend
ment, but also supports the Keating
Senator Jones has secured permis
sion to have the protest printed In
the record.
SEIZE SWIFT FILES
CHICACIO. Feb. E. Armed with a
search warrant. Special Counsel Francis
J. Heney, of the Federal Trade Com
mission today seUed the Swift & Co.
flies In the ofnees of Attorney Henry
Veeder.
Over the protests of Veeder and other
lawyers tor the packers. Heney and four
aides, accompanied by Assistant I'nlted
States Attorney J A. Fleming, obtained
possession of evldenco In the comrals
.slon'a packing Investigation which
Veeder had fought to prevent.
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PROTEST AGAINS
BORLAND'S
LAN
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S FROM COAST
HENEY AND AIDES
DESPITE PROTESTS
AL
EDITION
J
Richard A. Luskey, Accused of
Express Robbery, Directs
Police to Cache Where Jewels
Are Hidden.
Following a confession alleged td
have been made to them by Richard
A, Luskey, fifty-two years old, 607
New Jersey avenue northwest, d
former employe of tho Adams Ex
press Company here, Detectives
Banr and Sweeney shortly befort
noon today recovered from a sewer
at First and L streets northwest a
tin box containing diamond ring'
valued at $7,500, belonging to a
well-known jewelry firm which has
a branch store in this city.
Luskey and his wife, Mary Brid
get Luskey, both of whom, Inspec
tor Grant said, were well known to
the police, are locked up. Luskey
is charged with the larceny of th
rings, and his wife with receiving
stolen property. The couple were-
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had been suspected of hating
knowledge 01 tne wnereanouu m
the gems.
xncs 10 one &
47,. n-rAn-.ten' M,tkrf Into
f cxmd ring under the covering it a bed.
It Braved to beae lhs,scfieA inarms oi
one of the rings of the lot In the pierage
Whlrh duannsarsd from a car of the
Adams Express Company her on Jan
ary 3. When It was being unwaaea i
the company's platform.
The rings which Luskey is cnargea
rfith t1lno- were in one Of three
packages sent from the Detroit. Mich,
branch of the Jewelry arm to xaa
m,i ,i Ttaltlmore. The express
messenger apparently overlooked the
package, which was brought on from
Baltimore to Washington.
According to the detectives, vain
the ring was found in Lnskey's house
further investigation showed that
the accused express company em
i.j y..A .-rtfl two rlnrs in Balti
more, and that his wife had attempted
to sell several in this city.
Sy tanker Cvafessea.
This morning Luskey wss put
through a severe grueling y tt
two detectives, and they say n ao-
mllted to them stealing me paca
.... ih, TArii comnany's car o
January 3, the day It was reported
throughout the country as ut.bs;
disappeared. He gave up his job a.
week later, telling his friends, tha
detectives say. "What's the Use 6f
working when there Is plenty of
money around.
Stt.neetlnir tfrat the police were on
his trail last Friday. Luskey kept oa
watch for them. He told Detective
Baut and Sweeney that he saw them
nearlng his home and took u.e un
kt In which ho had put tho dia
monds and threw It out a rear win
dow to the snow In tne yard, a
friend, he said, hid the gems in tha
sewer following his arrest.
Find Cems In Sewer.
After obtaining the confession from
Luskey. the detectives went to the
sewer and found the glittering gems.
Luskey. the detectives say. tola
ihem he found the package lying on
the floor of the express company
car. and that he thrust It In his pocket
without knowing what It contained.
The package, the Jewelry firm claim".
originally contained rings valued at
18.000. The detectives expect to n-
cover the other rings Luskey and his
wife are alleged to have either pawn
ed or sold.
STEM1ER IN DISTRESS
OFF ATLANTIC COAST
AX ATLANTIC POUT, Feb. C A.
wireless call for Immediate help for
an unknown steamer that Is In dan
ger of sinking at a point twenty
miles off the northern Atlantic Coast,
has been forwarded to tho authori
ties here by the captain of the steam
ship Admiral Seoree. He caught th
message which said that the ship
Was In dlro straits early today, but
communication was cut off before he
could get the name.
The captain reports that his ship
Ih having a hard time holding her
own in a terrific galo that la raging;
and that ha cannot go to the rescue.
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DETECTIVES
FIND STOLEN
GEMS AETER
CONFESSION
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