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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Unsettled and somewhat wann
er' to-day, probably showers.
Temperatures yesterday Maxi
mum, 71; minimum,. 64.
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features.
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WASHINGTON, 0T C. THURSDAY. JULY 25. 1912.
ONE CENT.
CAUCUS REFUSES
TO RECEDE FROM
WARSHIP STAND
FORTYREPORTED
KILLED IN FLOOD
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.
BELIEVE MISSING
GIRL HAS GONE
WITH PHYSICIAN
Mount Vernon Nurse Still Be
ing Sought and Liner
to Be. Searched.
WHITMANOROERS
THE ARREST OF
MURDER WITNESS
Gang Terrorism Shows Itself
in Hearing Before Coroner
in Rosenthal Case.
IN PENNSYLVANIA
IV .
h
House Majority Disregards tiie
Leaders' Wishes and Party's
Platform by Their Action.
TURN DOWN COMPROMISE
Pique-Over Failure to Get "Pork
Barrel" Buildings Bill
a Factor.
By JOSEPH P. AXNIN.
A majority of the Democrats of the
House last night refused to recede from
the previous caucus action of the ma
jority, which -bound them to deny any
appropriation for battleship construction
this year.
Disregarding the wishes of the leaders
of the party In the "House, Ignoring, In
effect, the new Democratic platform and
the generally understood desires of the
party's nominee. Gov. 'Wilson, and ap
plying the "steam roller" to the man
who has been most directly responsible
for the excellent record of the present
Democratic House, a smill majority re
fused to consent to a compromise with
the Senate by which the natal bill for
1J12-U would carry appropriation for one
rlew battleship.
The vote was 72 to 60. The est (aim
on a resolution offered by Representative
Padgett of Tennessee, chairman of the
Committee on Naval Affairs. Padgett's
resolution authorized the construction of
one battleship.
lenTH Democrats Split.
The caucus action last night leaves the
Democratic majority badly split on the
question, pushes still farther back the
probable date of adjournment, and may
havs an appreciable effect ' upon the
party's prospects in Not ember.
It is not a nice charge to make In the
face of the record made by the Demo
crats this session. ut the fact remains
that the action was dictated by p'que
rather than by thoughtful, public-spirited
consideration. A large number of the
members who voted against any addi
t'on to the battleship fleet were actuated
by a feeling of chagrin because they
were denied a "Tork barrel" public
building bill Representative Burnett of
Alabama organized and led , the fight.
-Sir. Bupflett pushed through the first
unless aju-oronlbusjmbllc, build!: DUI.W?" nery croaoa aoout tne wi nomn
tarrying 4iropriattoris"dr
jpnatkms far (13?.0,o'X, bel"u-'p"1' lur ""-" ivunecn uumca
.allowed, no money should be approprl
"ated for new battleships this season.
lteault of Dlxappolnttuent.
The refusal to allow the two "pork
barrel" bills, the public buildings, and
a huge rivers and harbors, was the log
ical outgrowth of the Democratic econ
omy programme. The caucus action Is
the logical outgrowth of illogical, self
centered disappointment on the part of
certain members, who desire tie aid
of Uncle Sam's treasury to return them
to Congress. Many members. who voted
to uphold the action of the first caucus.
conscienciously oppo'e an extension of
our naval programme, but the men who
held the balance of power were those
who wanted public buildings In their
district badly enough to resent, through
their votes, their Inability to procure
sucn Duudings.
Speaker Champ Clark, who opposes a
large navy, voted with Mr Burnett and
his followers last night. Oscar W. Un
derwood, the leader of the Democratic
majority, favored a compromise with the
Senate on one battleship. Chairman Fitz
gerald, of the appropriations committee.
taCttly supported the one battleship pro
gramme. Practically all the leaders of
the majority were with Chairman Padgett
In the fight. Representative Sulzer, of
New York, and Brassard, of Louisiana,
offered resolutions releasing the major
ity from the previous action of the cau
cus. "Roller" for Underwood.
Leader Underwood entered the cau
cus determined to speak in support of
the Padgett resolution. He had the
support of Representative John J.
Fitzgerald, of New Tork. and other
leaders who are supposed to be poten
tial In the affairs of the Democratic
organization. Representative Albert S
Burleson of Texas, who Is opposed to'
battleships, was In the chair. The
whole affair had evidently been pre
arranged without the knowledge of
the responsible leaders. Mr. Padgett In
Continned on Pane Three.
WHITE SIAYEB SENTENCED.
rvew Tork Judge Gives Bar Tender
Limit of Lmr,
New Tork, July 21. The limit of the
law In fine and Imprisonment was given
to a white slaver in the Court of Gen
eral Sessions to-day by Judge O'SulII
van, who scored the prisoner before an
approving crowd.
Joseph Hilton, thlrty-hve years old. a
bartender, stood up to receive what will
very iixeiy work out to a thlrty-lhree-year
sentence In Sing Sing. He was sen
tenced to a term of from ten to twenty
years in sing sing and a fine of 43.000,
which, at the usual rate, means about
thirteen "tears.
Milton was convicted of selling into
slavery twenty-year-old Annie Llener,
an immigrant, wnom he found in an em1
ployment agency.
FIFTY THOUSAND STRIKERS
PBAY FOE THE DEATH
OF EOBD DEV0NP0ET
London. July 24. Fifty thousand strik
ing London dock workers, led by Ben
nilet, at a mass meeting on Tower Hill,
prayed publicly to-day that God would
strike dead Lord Devonport, whom they
regarded as their greatest enemy.
NThe strikers In Tllret's audience re
peated after him In a thunderous chorus:
"Oh, God. strike Lord Devonport dead."
Sumner Tonrs via Baltimore and Oklo
Railroad
Daily to Jersey Seashore, Adirondack
Mountains, and all New York, New
England, and Canadian Provinces Nova
Scotia and Quebec and Allegheny Moun
tain resorts: also to Western points. If
contemplating a rail or water trip for
pleasure or on business, consult agents
Thousands Marooned and Hun
dreds Made. Homeless by
Swiriinf'witers.
COKE REGIONS SUFFER MOST
SOK,
Uniontown and Jeannette Bear Brunt
of Damage Millions in
Property Lost.
Uniontown. Pa., July it. Bringing
death to probably forty persons and do
ing a property damage of more than
Sl.00f.000. a terrific rainstorm and flood
swept th's section of Penhsylvanla to
day. The bodies of fourteen miners have
floated to the surface of the wreckage.
while twenty-six others are known to
hat's been underground. Then death la
practically a certainty, as they were
trapped without a chance to escape.
Twenty thousand persons, residents of
the -.alley beneath the Cold Springs
reservoir, the largest In Fayette County,
are fleeing from the'r homes, fearing a
repetition of the Austin disaster. Water
Is seeping from the Cold Springs dam,
and It Is feared that It will not be able
to hold the enormous torrent of water
which poured Into "the reservoir durln-f
tbe day.
Dunbar is under twenty-five feet of
water In some places, and the majority
of the bu'ldlngs In the place have been
swept away.
Fear for Mlnlnjr Towns.
Fears are also felt for the safety of
Mount Braddock, Lemont, Youngstown.
and other mining and coke settlements
In the flood section. The tracks of the
Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad companies and the West Penn
sylvania trolley Hne have been torn up
for many miles, and telegraph and tele
phone wires are down-
Heavy rains all day sent the moun
tain streams on a rampage. The creeks
are overflowed and the water began rush
ing Into the Superb mine in two places.
Forty miners were at work when the
water began flowing in and the. men were
driven backward and prevented from get
ting to the surface. The report that the
mine was flooding spread rapidly and
the wives and families of miners began
flocking to the mouth of the pit. De
spite the danger of being caught In the
swelling waters and drawn into the open
floated out.
At Dunbar, debris plied against the
Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, and the
water behind It rose until Its depth was
estimated at from 20 to 2S feet.
Two Thousand Are
Marooned by Flood
Jeannette, Pa , July It A dm astatlng
flood is sweeping o-er this district, and
from reports, which are being received, it
will be the worst that has been expe
rienced here in years
Over Z.W) persons, including many wom
en and children, are marooned on the
hills of Oakford Park, where the an
nual outing of the employes of the Union
Supply Company, from Westmoreland and
Fayette Counties, Is being held.
The bounding of the Are whistles gave
naming to the residents of West Jean
nette and Penn Station of the approach
of the rushing waters, and they escaped.
Seventy-five families are homeless, be
ing forced to flee without any of their
belongings The water in many of the
homes has already reached the second
floor of the houses.
The water Is still rising at an alarming
rate, and It Is feared the worst is yet to
corner
Shut Off by Water.
The damage will be enormous. The
heavy rains during the early morning,
which continued up to noon, caused the
small streams to overflow their banks.
Practically the entire area between
Greensburg and Jeannette is under water.
Excitement prevails among the people
who are attending the outing in Oakford
Park. The park is almost completely sur
rounded by hundreds of acres of water,
which has shut off their means of leaving
the park. Train and trolley service hae
been suspended.
Turtle Creek is rising fourteen Inches
an hour. Merchants and residents are
preparing for the biggest flood In the
vallej's history.
The foot of Library Street Braddock.
Is under three feet of water, more water
than ever before has flooded the street.
In Eighth Street. Braddock, where the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is bulldlnir a
new crossing, me -water is rour feet deep,
anda, raging torrent.
Fifty Families Flee
from Rushing Water
Connellsvllle. Pa, July It Fifty fami
nes are homeless and $3)0,000 worth of
property destrojed as the result of a
cloudburst and flood at Dunbar, Pa., this
afternoon. That scores of lives were not
lost Is due only to the heroic efforts of
Martha Vetth, a telephone operator In
Dunbar, who stayed at her post when
she knew a flood was rushing down upon
the -tillage and warned one after Sanother
of the residents, giving them time to
save their lives.
Three dams about five miles abov
Dunbar burst at 1 o'clock In the after
noon, and Harry Duff, an- employe of
the Booth & Flynn Company, which has
quarries near tne dams, telephoned the
warning to Miss Velth. The information
that aT great volume of water was com
ing like a tidal wave down the valley
caused a reign oi terror in Dunbar, and
the residents fled In every direction.
Railroads were washed out and dozens
of the smaller buildings of the town
destroyed. The flood was the worst the
town has ever known, and was caused
Continued on Pacre Five.
fl.00 Harpera Ferry and Martinbnra
bcxlaad, and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio SDeclal Train
leaves Union Station 8:20 a. m. Sunday.
juiy :g,
y 2S. stopping at principal stations
Metropolitan Branch,
T.
WILL PIT BRYAN
Commoner Will Trail Bull Moose
in Campaign Speaking.
' lorn. '
WILL TAKE rTfe: OFFENSIVE
Seagirt, N J., July 21 Plans for the
Wilson campaign for the Presidency are
slowly crystallizing. It Is learned here
that the Wilson managers latend first to
take care of CoL Roosevelt, because they
regard him as their most dangerous ad
versary. William J. Brjan Is to be used
to offset Mr. Roosevelt. The plan Is to
have Mr. Brian follow the Bull Moose
as closely as possible through the coun
try and to meet his arguments -with ora
tory and facts. It is Intended that Bryan
shall keep as close to Roosevelt as posI-
ble. following him a day after Into every
city he Istts and talking wherever possi
ble to pract'call the same audience
Mr. Br an will not merely take a de
fenslte attitude, he will asurae the of
fenive ard hurl at Roosevelt pertinent
questions abo-it the Harvester Trust, the
Steel Trust, and the Tennessee Coal and
Iron Company. Also he will assail him
on his record in the White House.
Invitation to Ilrnn.
An Invitation has been extended to
Mr. Brjan to visit Gov. Wilson at the
"little Wliite House" about the middle
of August, Immediately after the Gov
ernor has delivered his speech of ac
ceptance. Bryan is to be a special guest
In the sense that he Is to be asked to
remain here two or three days to go
over with the Governor the details of
the campaign.
It Is known here that Gov. Wilson is
anxious that Bryan shall give his cam
paign the benefit of his wide experience,
for, as Gov. Wilson himself says, "i
hae never had any experience In a na
tional campaign." As the situation
stands at present. Gov. Wilson has
placed In command of his campaign
forces two joung men, McCombs and
McAdoo, experienced in business, but ut
terly lacking In political training.
Will -Use "Battle Bob."
To be sure. Chairman McCombs
handled Gov. Wilson's pre-conv entlon
campaign for trje nomination with much
skill, but to Intrust a national campaign
entirely to him Is bevond the wishes of
the Governor and his friends. Mr. Brian
will, therefore, be urged to keep his
hand on the lever.
Word has been recehed from Senator
La Follette, through National Commit
teeman Joseph E Davies, of Wisconsin,
that the Senator will undertake to meet
Roosevelt s arguments wherever possi
ble. Davies sajs that La Follette has
no Intention of leaving the Republican
party to ngnt ror vviison, but that he
w 11 match his wits with those of the
colonel, whatever effect they may have.
With pryan and La Follette thus ac
tively on the Job it Is hoped to nullify
the effect of CoL Roosevelt's attacks on
Wilson, for no one here believes that
Roosevelt Intends to confine himself to
a fight on Taft. The expectation Is that
as Wilson's chances improte Reoscvelt
will forget Taft and direct his fight
against the Democratic nominee.
The latest word from Gov. Wilson Is
that he will be back in Seagirt on Sat
urday morning with his speech of ac
ceptance In hia pocket, ready for deliv
ery on August 7, wheu the formal noti
fication takes place.
Warrants: for "V Officials.
Boston. July 2t Capias warrants were
issued iy Judge Pierce, of the Suffolk
Superior Court to-day and was Imme
diately given to four police officers to
serve upon ten elevated railroad super
intendents and other employes who had
failed to obey summonses to appear be
fore the special session of th Rufrniv
grand Jury, Which Is Investigating alleged
perjury nau imiraiuauon Dy elevateorofn
cials. aOM to Lavay, Va aaa'Retara.
TTaltlmnre and ohln HBlin, c,.i.ki
train leaves Union Station S'is a. m.
Sundar. July 28.
R. "I wonder who the other six are?"
PINT OF NEW BLOOD
FAILS TO STRENGTHEN
WOMAN HUSBAND SHOT
Hartford, Conn. July 21 Though
more than a pint of blood was trans
fused Into her veins at St. Francis' Hos
pital this evening, Mrs. Carmella Amato,
who was shot by her husband, was later
reported as dying of hemorrhages
Her husband, Joseph Amato. who killed
his neighbor, John TjreonL and then shot
Mrs Tw or-! .did "' Amato, has not
been captured, and the police, believe he
has made his way out of Connecticut to
New York City. The triple shooting was
the result of an argument which cli
maxed a long-standing feud that began
when Tassonl accused Amato of aiding
Mrs. Tassonl to take a trip to Provi
dence The blood was transfused from the ar
teries cf Mrs. Amato's brother, Joseph
EMPEROR OF JAPAN
CONTINUES TO SHOW
IMPROVEMENT IN CONDITION
Tokyo.'"July 5 Official bulletins Issued
on the condition of Emperor Mutsuhlto
contlnuu reassuring. A' late bulletin last
night created alarm and the princes were
summoned to the palace at 2 o'clock this
morning, but the crisis passed safely.
The latest bulletins give the Emperor's
temperature a '7. pulse 1M. respiration
The Emperor slept fairly all last
night, and at 6 o'clock this morning as
surances of pronounced Improvement
were given. The general public has been
admitted to the palace grounds to offer
condolences.
LEWIS CONTROVERSY
GROWING BITTER
Attorney General Wickersham to
Appeal in Person for
Colored Lawyer.
Attorney General Wickersham. It be
came known jesterday, will go to Mil
waukee to make a personal plea for the
retention in the American Bar Associa
tion, of Assistant Attorney General Will
iam H. 'Lewis, of Boston, w ho is colored,
and if It refuses to admit Lewis to mem
bership, will forthwith tender his resig
nation. The question promises to cause
a lively battle at the annual convention
of the association, which Is to be held
on August 27 at Milwaukee. Reports that
Southern members of the association who
are opposed to the negro attorney for
racial reasons will go to the convention
in large numbers to outvote the North
ern and Eastern members who will line
up for Lewis, have greatly stirred Mr.
Wickersham, and he Is using his best
endeavors to secure a large attendance
from these sections. The Attorney Gen
eral has also under consideration a
scheme whereby Northern members who
are unable to attend may be present by
proxj .
Some of the most prominent lawyers
of New York City have promised their
support of him In his fight for Lewis.
The question of the retention of Lewis
is expected to overshadow all other mat
ters at the convention. Lewis was In
vited to join the Association by the New
England committee. He paid his dues
and legally became a member. The ex
ecutive committee later revoked hia rnem-
rsi"J wiicu ii niia leurueu mai ne was
a negro.
The question will come before the con
vention in the form of a motion to rati
fy the action of the executive committee.
Mr. WIckersham's contention is that
Lewis was legally elected a member,
there being no disqualification under the
association's by-laws which would bar
him, and that to exclude him at this
time would be an illegal act. Lewis, It
Is said, never actively sought election.
but now that he Is a member objects to
Lelng turned out and the Attorney Gen
eral Is championing hia cause on that
ground.
111.00 to Nianra Falla and Return
Baltimore and Ohio, July 2G. Special
train of modern coaches and narlnr
cars leaves Union Station 7:45 via Phil
adelphia and Lehigh Valley route.
Cheap side trips from the Falls to
popular resorts and liberal stopover
privileges returning within limit of 15
days. Other excursions Auarust 9 and
zz. seotemnei
HURTLES SEVEN
Mrs. Florence Massey Falls from
Apartment Window to. Area
way Not Fatally Hurt
BROKEN LEG AND SEVERE SHOCK
Leaning through her boudoir window to
pin a kerchief on the cloth cover of
an awning. Mrs. Florence Massey. twenty-six
j ears old. wife of James G. Massey,
a clerk In the Interior Department, lost
her balance when her foot slipped on the
polished surface of the parquetry floor of
the room and plunged from the seventh
floor of the New Berne apartments.
Twelfth Street and Massachusetts Ave
nue Northw est. to the baement of a rear
areaway. eighty feef below, sustaining
painful but not fatal injuries, yesterday
afternoon.
Turning several somersaults In the
plunge and trvlng to grasp a fire life chain
running from a pullev at the top of the
building to the ground. Mrs Massey
narrowly escaped striking fire escape bal
conies and awning apparatus on each
floor, and landed on the concrete bottom
of the areaway In a sitting posture, crush
ing her right leg. slightly Injuring her left
ankle, and probably injuring herself In
ternally.
Unconclons When Fonnil.
When found, Mrs. Massev was uncon
scious and sitting with her back against
the side of the building, her head droop
ing forward on her bosom and her hands
crossed in her lap Regaining con
sciousness while being carried through
the basement to the elevator. Mrs. Mas
tc told her bearers the number of her
apartment. akcd that her baby be
brought to her. and lapsed Into silence.
Dr. Ncal Graham and Dr. Char'es
Wheatley, who have offlces In the New
Berne, and reached Mrs. Massey in a
few minutes, believe she will live. They
were unable to discov er sv mptoms of a fa
tal injury. Their examination revealed
that her right hip and ankle were dislo
cated and that the righ leg was fractured
between the hip and knee.
They found that the injury to the left
ankle is minor. Mrs. Massey sustained
almost Innumerable contusions but no lac.
erations. She was in sufficient control
of her faculties to describe her fall and
then went under the influence of opiates
administered Iwcause of intense pain.
With her husband. Mrs. Massey occu
pied a rear apartment on the top floor
of the Now Berne. She has two children.
Remolds, nged seven, and Howard, aged
three years. Her mother, Mrs. Man"
Bowers, lives with her. Massey was at
the Interior Department; Revnolds Mas
sey was in Baltimore visiting an uncle.
Dr. Reynolds, little Howard was'tn a
park with his nurse, and Mr Massey
was In the apartment with her mother
when she went to the window.
The sill is about two feet above the
floor, which Is highly polished. On the
outside of the building. Just to the left
and above the window. Is a large pulley
through which runs a chain so construct
ed that life belts supplied occupants of
the apartments can be fastened In tho
links In cae of Are and enable persons to
drop safely to the ground. The chain can
not be reached by a person standing in
Mrs. Mase's boudoir, but may be
reached from the fire- escape landings.
I leaned out to pin a kerchief on
the awning," said Mrs. Massey, "and my
foot slipped on the smooth floor. I
pitched forward and turned completely
over. I grabbed for the life chain and
caught it for a fraction of a second I
could not hold on. I think I turned over
three times. I do not remember striking
the ground. It seemed coming up to
meet me."
Mr. Massey was the confidential secre
tary to former Secretary of the Interior
Balllnger. During the investigation of
charges of fraudulent practices in connec
tion with the administration of govern
ment lands In the Northwest. Mr. Mas
sey, wno was In position to know the
Inside facts, refused to divulge any in
formation, to tho Senate Investigating
committee.
REWARD IS OFFERED
Clew that Miss Snodgrass Was
Seen in New York Proves
Disappointing.
Mount Vernon. N. Y., July 21 Despite
the fact that relatives of Miss Dorcas
IJams Snodgrass insist tljat the girl, who
has been missing for a week, did not
elope with Dr. Norm in Schmidt on board
the lYcsident Lincoln, cablegrams will
be sent to the authorities of foreign ports
to search the vessel to-morrow when she
arrives at Plymouth.
Elijah K. Snodgrass. a wealthy farmer
of Berryville, Va., and brother of the
missing girl, has offered a reward of
J300 for evidence which shall lead to her
discover!. He declares nai he will ex
tend the search to the mot remote
parts of the world until he finds his "ts
ter. who he believes Is being held a
prisoner against her will. He Insists
that she Is not dead, but police officers
along, the water front have been or
dered to keep a sharp lookout for her
body.
Several false clews have been received
by the police, one of them being a letter
from a woman in Manhattan This letter
states that the writer saw Miss Snodgrass
involved in a heated argument with two
men. on a Broadway car, and that the
three rode from Twenty-third Street t
125th Street, where they disappeared In
the crowd. Police Lieut. SUversteln fol
lowed this clew but could not find an
thlng to show that the girl teen actually
was the missing nurse.
Klopentent Theory.
The police theory of a pctslble elope
ment was emphasized by Lieut. Silver
stein because of the strange fact that
Miss Snodgrass had been able to live In
New York for four das and apparently
do shopping on the $10 which was all thr
money she had when she left her iters
home. In this belief Sirs Crlder and the
young w Oman's fiance. F. Edgar Schmidt,
an electrical contractor In Mount Vernon,
do net concur.
After busying themselves all day yes
terday In running down the clew as to a
krans-AtleMli- eloorvent trt -a' trs-
geated by the fact that Dr. Sun Is at the
Mount Vernon Hospital. In whose train
ing school Miss Snodgrass had been
etudvlng to become a nurse, sailed last
Thursday on the President Lincoln, of
the Hamburg-American Line, for Fin
land, the police ald this morning that
It was not certain whether or not MUs
Snodgrans had gone with th" medical
man. The doctor's name en the list ap
peared alone.
The fact that Mls Snodgrass was an
Impulsive girl In spite of her quiet wavs
and dlgnltv Is admitted bv Mrs. Croler.
and has encouraged the police to look
upon the case as art elopement, fche be
came engaced three months ago to Mr.
bchm'dt- '
Schmidt sav there was no quarrel be
tween him and his fiance. "She gave me
no hint that she was going away I
called her up on Tuesday night, the day
before she went to New York and she
then said "he would be home Wednes
day night, and suggested that I come to
see her "
.lrl Chanuril "Mind.
Nevertheless, the vounc man admitted
that the girl had changed her mind sud
denly and recently about going to Cal'-
fornla with her sl'ter. whose husband
has undertaken a new railroad Job for
Western companv She changed her
mind on the night of Jul IS. when she
saw her sister buy over the trunks for
the trip scheduled for Augut 1 Before
that Miss Sno!gras hod planned to stay
in the East Then she decided suddenly
that it would not be right to stay here
alone, and suddenly told her sister that
she would go with her, and that she
would not marr-v Schmidt for a vear
While the police. av that all the cir
cumstances that come to their knowl
edge point to an elopement, the friends
and relatives of the girl say It is impos
sible "Not Dork." is the unanimous ver
dict. From her former home In the South
the news came this morning that her
relatives believe that she w-is 111 and
wandered awaj Distraught with grief,
her sister sajs she does nn know what
to think.
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WAITER BECOMES "CLAM"
Little New Is Learned During
Twenty-four Hours of flew York's
Big Murder Mystery.
New York. July 21. The first outward
evidence of the effect of gang terrorism
on witnesses of the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, gambler, was seen to-day.
result John Reissier, familiarly
known as "John the Barber." la under
arrest, charged with perjury.
Reissier was called as a witness be
fore Coroner Fclnberg at the preliminary
examination of Sam Paul and "Brldgey"
Webber, who are alleged to have been
leaders In the movement to silence
Rosenthal when he threatened to ex
pose the connection between the police
Re.ssler testified in the presence of Dis
trict Attorney Whitman and Assltant
I Prosecutor Mos that he saw Webber
I running away from the Metropole Just
at the moment the crime was commit
ted. In the coroner's office, however.
I when Reissier took a look at Weber
and Paul and the small army who had
i managed to get tickets admitting them to
the hearing, he seemed stricken with
terror and Immediately began to deny
the damaging testimony he had pre
viously given concerning the accused
men.
RelsIer began by saying that he was
In front of the Cadillac Hotel in West
Forty-third Street Juit at the time of
the murder and that he had seen Louis
("Bridgey") Webber, but he was not sure
that Webber was running, as he had pre
viously told Mr Whitman. He was not
positive that he had even seen Webber.
"Did jovi not 'ay that ou were afraid
to testifj In this case and that jou were
afraid they would tak vour life1"
"No. I said that I did not wish to
get mixed up in it."
Orders Relnsler Arrest.
"John the Barber" was perspiring
and frightened within an Inch of his
lite. Assistant District Attorney Moss
then, testified to the story Reissier had
o'- t'-vimv to the Dltrlct Attorney
and himself. Reissier was then ques
t'oned by H. T. Marshall, counsel for
Webber. The witness seemed more ter
rified than ever and to each question
replied: "I think so, but In all the ex
citement I am not sure." As he lefT
the stand the District Attorney ordered
h's arrest for perjury The hearing of
Webber was continued until Friday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock, and Paul's hearing
went over for fort -eight hours Ad
mittance to the hearing was by card
through fear that the gangster friends
of the accused men might try to pack
I the room and make trouble. Strangely
enojgh. the very men who were sup
posed to b- excluded managed to secure
tickets while lawers and newspaper
men who had legitimate business at the
hearing were hut out Two gangsters
were an-ested on leaving the hearing
charged with carrying pistols.
Wnltcr ChnnKrn Evidence.
The power of the fear of the big men
of the tend-rloln was again shown
when Herman Stern, waiter at the La
fiette baths denied that Jack Rose.
' Bridge) " Webber. and Sam Paul
breakfasted at the baths on the morn
ing after the murder. Stern previously
declared that he had waited on these
men at this breakfast and even gave
a I'vt cf the dishes thev orde'ed.
District Attorney Whitman, how
ever, confirmed the story that Jack
Roe and his associates did partake of
a "murder breakfast" at the baths a
few hours after the assassination of
Rosenthal
Affidavits have been obtained from
rubbers and other emploves of the
bath establishment which completely
shatters the alibi of Jack Rose, Sam
Paul. Bridgeley Webber, and Harry Val
lon. all of whom were arrested for the
crime, but who persistently Insist that
the) are innocent.
Otto AverH, chauffeur for Broker
Sternberg's car. which Lieut Charles
Backe- ued the night of the Rosenthal
assassination, was again called be-
Continued on Pane Three.
GIRL MURDERED.
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