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- -A w 4 THE WASHINGTON HERALD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1915. Illicit Drug Traffic Wreaks Ruin Among Young and Old Illicit Traffic In Deadly 'Dope' Bared' By Herald's Expose CONTINUED FROM PAGE OVE. i iblfd to procure thse dangerous drugs n prcat quantities; in fact, so easy has t ucen that jrroups of boja and oun& firls, from time to time, hae organized "clubs ' fcr tli purpose of using the Irus and revelling in the "orgies" that ollow CHILDREN ARE ither cosmopolitan cities and large centra rf population. Observation. in caseation, ind consultation with officials i ho come regularly into contact with onditions,. however, have forced the contusion that in few cities simllarlv sltua-d is there so widespread a misuse of langerous drugs, and tins despite the ut-I ost viellanco of the police The District pharmacy act is held f.rgely responsible for the dilTU ull shich the police and the office of the counsel hav found in dimin-t-lilns th- vil It has been found al-nost imiosvible, under the construction lsually placed on the pharmacy act by nes, to obtain conviction eNCept on 'vidrnce which it is almost impossible to ibiain. whilo that section of the act vhich is supposed to restrict the activi REFORMS SHOWN NECESSARY. I the iutet of Its campaign. The; Washington lieraia presents two de mands for legislative and administrative -form whieli its investigations have thonn to be necessary if the conrnunitv . to he spared a continuance of present conditions They arc: 1 n amendment to the District pharmacy att which will make possesion of habit-forming drugs In luantltlcs not accounted for bv phv-Mcians prescription's prima facie evidence of violitlon of the District code " An increase in tne one-man force detailed from the police department ti wai h the everai hundred phy--irians ind the pharmacists, veteri-irian- dentists and mldwives In the 1 'strict who are granted dlscretlnn-r iwwcrs in the prescribing and dis-im nsmg of habit-forming drugs under 1 he District code That section of the pharmacy act Tstrieting the activities of licensed hvsicians in prescribing the drug cads as follows Section 12 That no phvsician in the District of Columbii. knowing or when he might by reason- ible inquiry know, that any per- 1 HOW PHYSICIANS EVADE LAW. Tr fjd nine methods have be-cn I tions "tor local application ' the prescrip- ii M The Herald's investigation to tions beirg undated and bearing different fr cmplovcl ur piivsiciins In evasions' and violations of the above quoted sec- l on " I'rescnbing cocaine in amounts varying from fifteen to flftv "ri,rs tu b devolved in water, and 0 irked with the instruction "pply . -illv ' Prescribing a similar mixture and similarlv marked, and at the 1 ne time jiving a prescription for 1 harmless but nti.rlv ineffective tonic. ii .eiond pres nption to be advanced. 1 t e cunt of investigation, as an at- nnt o ure tne addict of the drug i it Giving a single "patient" at one all two or more small prescrip- mm 'hi ! 1 la Write to The Herald If You Can Help Us In Drug Fiend Fight If vou are a ictim of the drug habit cither through using habit-forming drugs, or because some one near and dear to ou uses them write The Washington Herald and let us help ou. All communica-lions will be held strictly confidential. Address the City Editor. Washington Herald, Washington, D. C THE WASHINGTON HERALD i determined to expose the vultures of society who make possible the increasing ranks of drug habitues. All information it can obtain will be turned to our good and the good of the community at large. If jour son. brother, husband, daughter, or sister is a ictim of this evil, whether through his or her own olition. or through the criminal carelessness of dishonorable physicians in prescribing dangerous drugs to "cure" ordinary ailments, w rite The Washington Herald aJl the facts, and let us use them in proceeding against the guilty parties, and in turning upon such people the wrath of an outraged community. THE HERALD WANTS TO KNOW. THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON WANT TO KNOW. Do Your Part in Performing This Public Service. Tie HERALD will dearly poiat tie way ia toawraw's Suday article wkick wiO fire aaaus ef offeaders aad begin a craiade is wkick yea skeald be praatl ta play rear part Recruits for the ever-thinning" rankn of these groapi are found In veritable ehUdren girl nnd bos sraree Into their teens, and In younp: men and women vrhom sudden trouble have made willing- vlrtlms of the seductive first-effect of the drug's. At the outset of the invistiKition, The Washington Herald was loath to believe that conditions here were worse thin in DRUG RECRUITS. ties of members of the medical profession in handling the drug, offers almost unlimited opportunities of evasion bj dishonorable members of the profession. Appreciating the difficulties which the District code throws in the waj of the law in restricting the drug evil, and believing that only an an aliened public conscience led by a fearlt.s newspaper can cow violators of the law Into re specting the Interests of the oommunltv The Washington Herald is prepared to (the drug is the most difficult to cope open and lead the fiht ogalnt thlsi'th and Hip liiliitual uo of It tcm- ny ura-neaaea nionsirr, me drug evil. After months of Investigation, it is prepared to throw the spotlight of publicity upon tho activities of tnnsr men who. poking as respectable members of a rightfully honored profession, feed Into the insitiablo mitv of the inonvte'. victims of their own cupidltv and dishonor. n is addicted to the use of co came, morphine, opium or hvdrate. shall furnish to or for the use of such person, or prescribe for such person, the drug aforesaid, to the use of w hiLh such person is addicted or anv-compoum! thereof, or anv preparation containing the s-une. except as it mav be necesirv to furnish or prescribe such drug, compound, or preparation afore-siid for the cure of drug addiction aforesaid, or for the treatment of diseise. injury, or deformity; provided, tint no physician skill be convicted under the provisions of ibis section who Pilous to the satisfaction of the court before which lie is tried that, having exercised due diligence and acting in good faith, he furnished or prescribed sui h drug, compound or prepiration aforesaid, believing the same to be neccssarv for the cure of drug addiction aforesaid, or for the treatment of disease. Injury or de-formitv. and for no othpr purpose w hatsoev er and h tilious names. In order that th plivsician may claim that he gave the prescriptions to difTrrent 'patients' and at different times, and throw upon the oiliccrs of the law the burden of proof to tiie contrarv. Obtaining the drug in large quantities from lixal 01 out-of-town wholesale drug house- wbii h fur-nih the drugs to licensed phvsiciins for professional ust and selling it at a 1, . .,.1.. ,, ...... .1 . ; ... . I ..-umiii. jjiuiii ii 1c111ua ui me Jianic Obtaining it from local druggists on a presrrnition 'for fessional use" and selling it to victims. 1 fi Effecting a wniking agieement iwiii ijiMiiiuf-si uruggii'i or cirug elerks by which the phvsleian presiribcs ' 011K in harmless quantities but the drus- git. instructed ovr the telephone, fur- in-ill-, im- nuiuer m ine prescription wiic ' w n.n ever amount he will pa v for. 1 irtiggists ir 1 inn. .1 In the pliarmnev at to register and retain --ubject to in-sp ction bv the police, all prescriptions calling for habit-forming drugs. The above eitations 111 ike it evident how ca it is for dishonor ible phvMrians to obviate this light check on then illicit prescriptions Ml the nllrgntlnns nliiiir will lie snlistuntlated in due time in Hie form or snorn affidavits vvlilih 'I lie Herald will nffi r In their proper plaie. The Herald feels that it is pei forming a puhlii ilutv in epo--ing conditions In r in all their lnllnes, and thit it lias the nglit to expect the support of th eom-munitv it N trying to protect and safeguard This morning, in order tint thc readers 1 of VAasliuiKtou nuy (onipiihend more fullv th size end Mope of tiie drug prob- , leni The Herald pr sents a inreful and ,rhaustive survev of the problem in its national aspcets The facts Inn in presented weie arrived at after months of Investigation and by consultation with ot'hiaK In Washington : who hid made a previous studv and I a spirwl lnowleds of the drug .l-ih't. i j Collectors of Customs have addeel their 1 ; store of mformitlon, reports have been received from th Mate boards of nh.n- : maev and public health, also from the police d partments m most of our cities. ,: 1 advice was sought from over l.-lfl of our ' :' most leirned phvsicians and surscon-. and from the heads of our national .medical associations and State branches. One of tlii most rehible of information was reports fiom Mate prisons, jails and hous 3 of correi Hon throughout the countrv. The avrago of reports from twenty -five of our States 'seems to show that about R per cent of ,prisQncis who enter our Jails and State prisons are addicted to the opium habit in some one of its forms, and that of the general cuminal population 4j tS percent 1 are h ibltues. The vrratr of reports from these Males shoirs that 21.11 per rent of nn- 1 fortunate women and their hangers- on are addicts. I In the medical profession of this s.ime terntorv there appeals to be an ave-r j I age of ini per e-ent who use opium in . some one of Its forms. Among the ' trained nurses the percentage is 1 Si j Of the other profeslonal classes in the I twenty-five States that have been used as a basis of calculation it would seem that there Is 0CS4 per cent of opium addicts and that among the general adult population that is. Including all our adult population outside those already enumerated 0.1S per cent. Statistical statements made by reliable manufacturers show that the use of morphine In the rural districts of some of our Eastern States has Increased 100 per cent In tho last ten years. A canvass has been made of some 2,000 of the leading physicians and surgeons of the country, also of many of the large hospitals; the opinion of the medical profession Is unanimous that the use of medicinal opium and Its derivatives ana preparations by the medical profession la much lesa than It waa ten years ago. Medical opinion U also unanimous that there has been a much heavier import of crude or medicinal opium into the United States than could be used in legitimate medical practice. The lowes. estimate made, aa to the number of pounds per annum of this form of opium ItUtat ahonld 'aufflca tor th licit Ujefl"MSKKXftSKS!SSS!SK"MSS48!SSS5M4K!e9e the American people was 50,000; the highest IW.OUO. let the at erase annual Importation of thta form, of the drug haa been over 4O0.000 pounda for ten years, op to 1910; that Is, we are naaeeeaaarllr Importing and using- at leaat 300,000 pounda of this form of opium. Hotfi by letter and by personal Interview It has been learned from tha Importers of opium and the manufacturers of morphia that at least 75 per cent of morphia Is used by habitues. The remainder of the crude opium Imported into this country Is manufactured into other preparations, such as laudanum, w hlle a large proportion of the morphia is used In the manufacture of proprietary and patent medicines It may fairly be deduced that Americans, in the continental United States, consume at leat 6S.O00 pounds of smoking opium per annum The American smoker is largely of the outlaw classes, frequently in Jail or workhouse. He smokes, therefore, only when free and in funds. His per annum consumption Is never as large as that of a heavy Chinese smoker. But. allowing half a pound a year to each CREATES DANGEROUS CLASSES. Quile ajnrt from the criminal classes. It converts the useful, orderly citizen who has become an habitue Into a dangerous iharacter. It wrecks him Individually and jeopardizes the position of all who depend on him. and In the end drives him to crime. Tho illicit -ale of poranly raises the power of a criminal to a point where in resisting arrest thero is no hesitation to murder. It is more nppiillng In its effects than anv other habit-forming drug used In the T nited State". There is aboIutelv trustworthy Information that the ue of this drug has prcad widely among the criminal classes of our large cities, that it is used bv tho-e concerned in the white slave traf-h to corrupt young girl, and Hilt when the h-ilut of tismg the drug has been es-lihlKhtd it is but a , short time before the latter fall to the ranks of prostitution Vpurt from the outliw populitiun. the use of eoc.une threatens to creep into the hilie. soiiil ranks of the countrv. There s erts to be no doubt that an ever increasing number of our soldiers and sa'-ors are falling to the use of cocaine This has grown out of the evil prac CHIEF JUSTICE AND SENATORS AT "MOVIE" Distinguished Gathering Attends First Following of Clews in Many Robbery Production of "The Birth Cases Results in of a Nation." j Arrests. David W. Griffith, who Iia.s been called! I'ive v oung white men believed by the gr.atest producer of motion pictures. 'the police to be part of a gang of last nitht in the big ballroom of the . . ' , h , Raleigh Hot.l and saw thrown on the housebreakers who hive been at work .sween for the lir-t time in public hist'" H'e northwest section of the city epic production. "The Birth of a Nation" for several weeks, were arrested yes-ILside Mr Griffith sat Thomas Dixon. ) "' and charged with housebrcalc-the author, upon whose book. "The I "'B linsman." Mr. Griffith based his story Thc men under arrest are Hrnest and of the film play. Raymond Clancev sisteon and twenty In "reserved "seats nearer the screen ears old. of 448 K street northwest: sat Chief Justice White, of the Supreme "enry Conners. seventeen, of 1017 New ourt of the I nited States, nnd Mrs. White. 111 whoso noiuir the nremiere of . The Birth of a Nation" was presented. Behind the Chief Justice nnd his mrti- snt i a large part of the membership of the 1 Senatc and House, a sprinkling of the 1 member nf the Iin1nm.ii.r Corns and i si ores nf hirrh .iftieiais I Because "The Birth of a Nation" ' saw its public birth under auspices ! .1 ... . .. of "'e Nationil Press Club, there were s ores of newspaper men present. A list of other guests would include the n lines of the National Capital's smartest society folk The large ballroom was filled to capacity and the gatherm,! was doubtless the most dis tinguished that ever saw motion pic- ture reels unraveled It took Onffitli eight months to produce me pi-iv ns cost was 5000.000 This figure may be better understood when it is known that ls.noo persons were employed In producing the picture SUFFRAGE GETS A JOLT. iinli Ilakntn rnnte filves Movement n Setback. Itismarik. N Dak. Feb 1" The North Dakota senile by a vote of twentv-six to Uventv-two. recalled from the house today the e-.iial suffrage bill recently passed bv the upper body. As a motion attached when the bill passed the senate makes neiessirv a two-thirds majority vote to repass the measure it is generally believed that It will not be re-consideieil this session. The bill past-l both houses two years ago and if it had been favorably acted upon at this session it was to he sub-nutted to the people two years hence. THE STRANGEST MAN II IN THE WORLD j j Mystic, Seer, Poet, Musician, Pet of Kings Puzzle ;:! of Scientists, Francis Grierson is Declared a Reincarnation of One of OlcLSages. i Washington Society's Prettiest Debutante Goes to War Who is she? and why did she go? NHow Henry Ford Would Make Men of Convicts : Just three articles in the 12-page, four-color magazine section just one section of tomorrow's Sunday issue of gigMjayrA Place your order with your news dealer today The Sunday Herald always sell out early. Announcement of the winners in The Herald's Auto Contest will be found in tomorrow's Herald. American smoker, it would seem that there are at least 150.000 Americans who are victims of the habit. In addition to the steady growth of the misuse of opium, an unforeseen and almost strictly American vice lias sprung into existence during the last twenty years, adding its terrors to the drug problem which confronts the American people today. This has been brought about by the unrestricted im- j portation of coca leaven and the unregulated manufacture and distribution of cocaine, a substance of no real use whatever except in the hands of tho surgeon. It is estimated, after wide consultation. that 15.000 or M.000 ounces of this drug are sufficient to satisfy the demands of surgery In the United States. Today . there are manufacturid at least ISO.OuQ ounces of this drug, the larger part of vvhic'h is put to Improper uses. It is the unanimous opinion of every State and municipal body having; to do with the enforcement of State and municipal anti-poison acts that the misuse of cocaine Is a direct Incentive to crime; that It Is, perhaps, of all factors a singular one In augmenting1 the criminal ranks. tice of "lacing"' the alcoholic, beverages sold to them In the lower class of saloons resorted to by the men. The combination of lavr-grade spirits and cocaine makes a madden lug- compound. Many State laws aro defective in that they do not make Illegal possession of habit-forming drugs evidence for ionviction. They require that there shall be no sale except 011 a physician's prescription. Such liws are easily evaded, for many pharmacists aie themselves registered physicians and prescribe their own stocks freely, while everv community has Its dishonorable physicians, dentists or veterinarians who regard their license to practice as a licenss to prescribe large quantities of these drugs for illicit use. It is no uncommon practice for u disreputable druggist to combine with a physician of that ilk. the latter being in attendance at the drug store during those hours when tnbitiies swarm. Further, many unscrupulous phvslclans have fallen into the habit of dispensing habit-forming drugs in large quantities from their offices. va t 11 Mvim's iii:ki.ii for IIKTMI.n M MMI. 1. POLICE HOLD FIVE AS PLUNDERING GANG Jersey avenue iiormwcsi. dim .vusiin Kltur, seventeen years old. l.'OS North Capitol street. Several other young men. alleged by the police to lie part the gang, are being held for investl- Kau.jii. 1 recnici iramim "" Lieut. Murphy, and Policemen Sutton. Downs. Livingston, and Haiiev, wno made tne arrests, nan ucen on ine irau of the gang for several weeks Socialists Are Quite Human. Socialists of Washington ate. danced and made merry at a gathering of the Soiiallst partv of the District In Pythian Temple last night. Miss Fisher Still Missing. Nothing has yet been learned of the whereabouts of Mrs Minnie Fisher, fifty-three years old. of 1217 Tenth street southeast, who left her home last Tuesday evening to go to her work and has not been seen nor heard of miicc Mrs Fisher was employed in Woodward . Lothrop's and had been going to work about 6 o'clock in the evening On Tuesday she was seen on the car by women who worked with her, but it is said she did not leave the car at Klevcnth and O streets with the other women When last seen Mrs Fisher, who Is five feet seven Inches 111 height and weighed 130, wore a lone; brown coit. blue velvet hat, and a pair of men's tan shoes Confirmation at Trinity. The bishop of Washington will ad minister confirmation at Trinity Episcopal Church. Third and C streets northwest, at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. GIVE (1,200 TO START PAINT-DP CAMPAIGN Business Men Plan to Collect $5,000 Before Cleaning Up Washington at Eastertide. The clean-up, paint-up campaign which w 111 begin Kaster Monday was formally organized last nlrfit at a 1 meeting at the Washington Builders' Exchange of the general committee In charge. Members contributed J1.C00 for the campaign, and planned to Increase the sum to J5.000. Members of the general committee will start the campaign by cleanlng-up and palntlng-up their own stores and homes. An advertising campaign to be waged the last week In March was outlined. This Dlan provides that S.OuO clean-up. Dilnt-un buttons shall oe uismuuiea among school ihiidren and that lantern slides shall be shown in motion picture . "The'fo'llowInK executive committee was selected. A. II. McGhan. chairman, W. j T. Annrcw.s. secretary: George K. Bus-! rell. treasurer: E. It. S. Embrey, Giles Dyer, Hugh Rcilly, Dr. C. Murray, Maur- , Ice Ilynn. George II. Markward. and W. V. Everest. Contributors to the campaign fund were) the Master Painters' Association. JJTQ. Hush Ileilly Company. S.11O; to Kami's sons company, juw; vvooawara o- j.'jm-jpass rop. 1100: IX .1. Murphy Company (Inc ), 1H0; W. H. Butler. S100; Dyer Brothers, SiO; J. V. Hunt Company. 5. Georgo F. Muth &. Co. S5; W. W. Mansfield. fcS; Journeymen Painters' Asoclatlon. Sir. John J. Smith, J-"0. and the New York Decorating Company, IT.. No Severe Note to Japan. Most positive denial was rmdo yester-diy of reports that tho United States government had sent a rather severe note to Japan regarding the demands which that government Is understood to ! making upon the government of China. It Is stated that the situation has by no means reached tho stage of addressing any formal communication lo the Tokyo government regarding its negotiations with China. Mrs. Minnie H. Lyon Bead. students because it was not sanctioned Word was received here last night of j by the university authorities, but dc-th death at Buffalo early yesterday of cided to accept when the invitation was Mrs Minnie II. Lvon, mother of George B. Lvon. of this city. Burial will be at Gowanda, N. Y.. Sunday. Mrs. Lyon Is survived by her husband, a daughter and one brother. Avoid . Mental Lopsidedness In these times of stress when matters of tremendous issue press heavily upon our sympathy and judgment, it is of the gravest importance to our peace of mind and to the future of our country that we retain a fair mental balance. We must know all about men and things to judge them fairly. Read, this week, in THE LITERARY DIGEST for February 20th, all about Germany's Warning to Neutral Nations Extending the War Zone to the High Seas; What Effect Will the Use of the American Flag by Great Britain Have on American Commerce? THE LITERARY DIGEST is the distinct American mouthpiece that explains all sides of great events everywhere throughout the world. It does not advance opinions of its own ; it gathers all shades of opinion on important subjects as published in the press throughout the world and in digest form, quotation and translation, presents the result in an absolutely impartial manner. t It is Public Opinion crystallized. THE WAR NEWS ALL THE NEWS A million thoughtful readers depend upon it weekly for all the facts in the War News, with Maps, Photographs and Cartoons. They glean from it the latest developments in Science, Invention, Politics, Religion, Art, Literature, Drama, Sports every topic that has an interest for mankind, except the sordid or vicious. ALL THE FACTS WITHOUT CONFUSION What a real relief it is after all the conflicting sensation and rumor that greets us on all sides to know that there is one source to which one can turn and read in an orderly and reliable form all the vital news of the world the wheat separated from the chaff- the moving stories of wisdom, folly, and action, that go to make up our everyday life. Spend two hours reading it this week ! At All News-dealers Illustrated 10 Cents The Jtteiarj Dfefest FUNK ft WAGNALLS COMPANY, (Publiihen of the Famou NEW Standard Dictionary) NEW YORK SAYS WOULD NOT CIVILIZED. Dr. J. Newicin Baker Discusses War Before Students. Lancaster. Pa., Feb. 19. A lecture was given at the Shlppcn School, this city, on The Patriotism of Patrick Henry and the Spirit of the European War" by Dr. J. New ton Baker, professor at the Washington College of Law, Washington, this evening". Dr. Baker declared "Patrick Henry M the first American who stood for the just rights of man. and in a crisis was Hie foremost patriot of American hlstorv." "It any single warring country of Europe could produce a personality of equal mentality and capability, the present war would never have happened," ho rontinued. The speaker said that "death Is drinking from his cup tho life blood of Europe because the human race after twenty centuries of Christianity Is still under the scourge of war. Europe is bound nnd lashed to the cannon because after centuries of civilization It has not been civilized enough to respect peace and dishonor war." DENIES HAND IN DYNAMITING. Cnplnn. Held In I.os Angeles Times l'"F " Innocence. port Orchnrd. Wash. Teb. 13. David Caplan. alleged dynamiter, arrested on Balnbridge Island by Burns detectives at night, todav denied th-it he was In any way Implicated in the destruction of the Los Angeles Times Building. "i jm prepared to prove." declared Caplan. "that I never was In Los Angeles but once In my life, and that wa3 to inrougn there twenty years ago as, a news agent on a Southern Pacific train. The report that letters implicating prominent labor leaders In the so-called dynamite conspiracy were found In my cabin a I mi Is without foundation." A stick and .1 half of dynamite found In Caplan'a possession are said by him to have been used for the purpose of blowing out stumps on his little tract of land. TIGER TO HEAR 'BILLY' SUNDAY Will Speal. at Princeton, Despite President Hlbben's Objection. Philadelphia. Feb. 19 Despite the fact that President Hihbcn doesn't want him. Hilly Sunday. It was announced tonight, will pny a visit to Princeton University .March S to preach to the students. Siinilntr refilled nn tnvitntlnn frnm th. repeated, Presldmt HIbben has refused to let him use Alexander Hall, but the students have been promised the use of the Presbyterian auditorium RUSSIANS PREPARE FOR NEW OFFENSIVE Mass 300.000 Men on Plock Lines for New Drive German Attacks Repulsed. Petrocrad. Feb. W German armies are continuing their terrific attacks upon the, COO-mile Russian front between the Nle- men and Vistula rivers, but It Is of ficially claimed here that the troops of Grand Duke Nicholas arc successfully withstanding the assaults In the Car-pith! ins. because of indications that the Austro-German attacks there are weakening, the Russian troops have In turn opened an offensive and have gained a number of successes with their counterattacks. On the northern front, Russian re-enforcements have been sent to the region of Augustowo and Plock over the new military railways which have been structed since the war began and it was asserted here today that the armies of Field Marshal von Hindenburg are now confronted by 300.000 fresh Russian troops , -, - vrn .... m . ,,, , .. 1 . (Men of Iveller tnarcn Observe An who will take the offensive as soon as the Germans' heavy losses compel them! nlversary with Banquet. to slacken their attacks. iiic seventh annual banquet of the Claims made by the German war of- Men's Bible Class Association of Keller lice mat t.i.iw uussians were captured when they retired from East Prussia J were nranucu as uosura - Dy .Minister 01 War hukhomllnoft today, he reiterating , ine ciaim mat. ine uussians eneciea meir j withdrawal from German territory with out severe losses either in men or 1-o.ulp- ment. PAINTS EXPOSITION WONDERS. Col. Thomas Caeroer Addresses New Jersey Society. The wonders to be seen and enjoyed at the Panama-Pacific Kxposition in San Francisco were painted with glowing words last night by Col Thomas Cagney. Washington representative of the exposition. In an address before the New Jersey Society at the Perpctuat Building Association Hall, Eleventh and K strecti northwest. Before the address a business meeting was held to admit thc following as members. Thomas Fallon, J. Ganor. Miss Grace Murphy, George II. Smith. Jr.. Mrs. Mary T. Smith. R. J. Harrar. and J. P. Dempscy. Miss Anderson pliyid piano solo?, and Mrs. Eva Blue sans solos, accompanied by Harry Star. J. J. Keenan, president, presided. The comm.ttee on arrangements was composed of O. Ihmkuhl. chairman; K. J. Aranoff, Joseph Kcrney and A. F. Clow. MASTERS AND XTNNEAR GUILTY. Verdict itendered In "Modern Woodmen Kmbexxlement Case. Samuel J. Masters and John B. Kin-near, charged with the embezzlement of funds belonging to the Modern Woodmen of the World. last night were found guilty by a jury before Justice Covington in Criminal Court No. L Tho jurymen returned a verdict of guilty on all seven counts after remaining out for four hours. The indictment contained fifteen counts. ''em were eliminated before The defendants were charred with eon- verting to their own use sums ranging from JSOO to Sfi.000 while serving in the capacity of officers of the fraternal insurance company. The men orlginaTIy were convicted of the alleged embezzlement In June, 1313, and were lined SOH) each. They appealed the ease. Recently the present indictment waa returned against them. Tho defendants were represented bv Attorneys Wilton J. Lambert. Henry L. Davis, and Judc Norton. Asslstint United States Attorneys S. McComns Haw ken and Bolitha J. Laws appeared for the government. BIBLE CLASS CELEBRATES. Memorial Lutheran Church. Maryland avenue and Ninth street northwest, was held last night. .More than 1:5 wer present. The banauet was served bv th Ladies Aid Society Dr. C. W. Miller gave the opening prayer. Dr. O. A. T. Swain was toast-master. Charles Black and Warren Seltzer ang solos. Dr. Shem Montgomery and Representative Hamlin, of Missouri. delivered addresse.-. The closing prayer was said by Dr. K. S. Barras. Arrangements were in charge of Rev. S. T. Nicholas, pastor of the church. Jack Johnson May Proceed. Jack Johnson, the pugilist, will probably be allowed to pass through Meii-co by Gen. Carranza. according to the constitutionalist agency here. It was stated yesterday that Gen. Carranza's intention was to hold Johnson at Tam-plco. but he has received dispatches from a number of EI Paso, Tex, merchants asking; him to allow thc prize fighter to proceed to Juarez. Dinner Party Given. Mr. and Mrs. John Bullc save a dinner party at Harvey's last evening In honor of Lieut. Vysce-and his fiancee. Among the guests were Miss Ray Payne. Miss May Gaffney, and Miss Iiay. of Washington. U . . V. . . .'. .V. .V.W - i 2c?ii'iCJSjj51 -V ..,-ftkrVSfe AT.? , 2-uJ .1-r,.-,- kr-TVftfc-v-ijuAi SsSzS,3Jas -A,-ffl

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